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        Cribb

      [London: J. Moore, 1842.]. Hand colored engraving of the famous English bare knuckle boxer Tom Cribb, who became world champion in 1810 and retired with the title. Anonymous engraving with no place or date, but after 1811 (image is taken from a larger work, "The Second Contest between Cribb and Molineaux," which took place in September 1811). The engraving is mounted, and the mount is faded and tattered at the edges. There is a long stain on the front of the mount that continues about an inch into the image, but does not seriously deface it. Aside from this, the engraving itself is in Very Good condition.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED FROM NEW YORK, 25 MARCH 1843, TO NEW YORK ATTORNEY GEORGE GRIFFIN, CONGRATULATING GRIFFIN ON HIS SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE OF ALEXANDER SLIDELL MACKENZIE, COMMANDER OF THE BRIG SOMERS.

      - Folded folio sheet, consisting of a single manuscript page, followed by two blanks and a final page addressed to Griffin at 65 Merchants Exchange, New York, with remnant of red wax seal. Old folds from mailing, Very Good. Chancellor Kent, the most influential American jurist of the 19th century after Chief Justice Marshall, wrote this letter to another 19th century legal giant, George Griffin. Kent congratulates Griffin on his brilliant defense of Commander Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, who had commanded the Brig Somers. In 1842 Mackenzie set out for the Africa Squadron. During the passage, plans for a mutiny were discovered, with the intention to kill the officers and convert the ship into a piratical vessel. Mackenzie ordered the summary execution of three crew members, one of whom, Philip Spencer, was the son of President Tyler's Secretary of War. The incident sparked an explosive controversy. A Court of Inquiry was convened. Kent writes that Griffin accomplished "one of the most admirable forensic arguments I ever read for its fervent, energetic & elegant style, its noble sentiments, its clear & skilful arrangement, & for its close & irresistible logic. It is a question of life or death to the future character & efficiency of the Navy." In a long and distinguished career, Griffin is best known for his successful defense of Mackenzie. Griffin's obituary in the New York Times [May 7, 1860] called him "an active member of the bar of this City, in the full height of practice for just half a century. Few lawyers of his day achieved greater triumphs at the bar; his fame as an advocate being coextensive with the legal history of the country. Some of his eloquent jury speeches have been enrolled among those specimens of American eloquence which are daily declaimed by students in our Academies and Colleges as specimens of impassioned eloquence. He practiced with a race of legal giants. His daily competitors were men of the highest legal attainments, and of the most commanding powers of eloquence."

      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, ABAA]
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        Gesamtansicht.

      - Lithographie aus Borussia, 1842, 14 x 21

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        Gemalde von Nord-Amerika in allen Beziehungen von der Entdeckung au bis auf die neueste Zeit

      J. Scheible. Good. 1842. B0042PA7FC Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Half-leather, 23 cm, vol. I, 800 pages. + engraved 38 plates; vol. II, 796 pages. + engraved 39 plates. First published in parts, 1837-41? (cf. Hinrichs) Also appeared under title: 'Des universums Neue welt: Nord-Amerika, in allen beziehungen geschldert,' 1838-42. (cf. Kayser; Hinrichs; Sabin) The first volume was also issued with title: 'Nordamerika's bewohner, sch_nheiten und naturschFtze im allgemeinen und die brittischen besitzungen insbesondere,' 1839. This latter title is here reissued in expanded form as vol. I, with the unique issue of vol. II. Sabin 8204. Full and correct reference is Thomas D. Clark's Travels in the Old South, volume 3, entry 16 (5) p. 25. Good copy with only only slight discoloration of paper and some light foxing. Attractive binding. . B0042PA7FC .

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        L'ANE MORT: Edition Illustree

      Ernest Bourdin, Paris 1842 - First illustrated edition. Nineteenth century marbled boards in red half-morocco. Uncut, t.e.g., with the original wrappers (mounted) and bound in. 307 pp. Frontispiece and a12 plates engraved on wood by Hebert, J. Thompson, Piaud, etc., after Tony Johannot. An interesting copy, as several of the plates are present in two states and two additional plates and a colored engraving are also bound in. Bound in is an original pencil drawing by Johannot for a projected but unpublished design. Some leaves and plates are spotted, else a very good copy.

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        A Discourse on the Hope of Israel delivered on the seventeenth Anniversary of the dedication of the synagogue Mikveh Israel, on Sabbath, the 4th of Shebat, 5602

      published by request. Philadelphia: Printed by C. Sherman., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1842 - OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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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,

      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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        Recherches historiques, critiques et bibliographiques sur Améric Vespuce et ses voyages .

      Paris, Arthus-Bertrand, Libraire de la Société de Géographie, (1842). - 4°, contemporary half calf over pebbled cloth boards (minor wear), spine with raised bands in five compartments, gilt letter and fillets, text block edges marbled. A few leaves with foxing but on the whole clean, in very good to fine condition. (2 ll.), xvi, [5]-284 pp. *** First edition of the complete work in French; Innocêncio states that a shorter version was printed in the Bulletin of the Société de Géographie in 1836. Borba de Moraes writes, "When Navarrete was preparing his famous Colección de los viages, he wrote to Santarem asking for information about Vespucci's voyage which was financed by Portugal. Santarem replied in a letter which Navarrete published in his Viages in Spanish [1825]. It was translated into French and read by the author at a session of the Société de Géographie de Paris in October, 1835. It is printed here together with several other articles on the same subject read to the Society in previous years. Santarem was the first historian to research into the Portuguese sources concerning Vespucci and to note the silence of contemporary Portuguese authors. He commented that Vespucci did not command any expedition financed by Portugal and denies him any merit. In fact, Santarem's attacks were so violent that Fiske (Discovery of America) considers them to be a curious example of morbid psychology." The Recherches are copiously annotated and indexed. An English translation appeared in Boston, 1850.The second Visconde de Santarem (1791-1856) has been called "the greatest figure in the history of Portuguese cartography" (Cortesão, History of Portuguese Cartography I, 23); in fact, it was Santarem who coined the term "cartographia." He travelled to Brazil with the royal family in 1807 and held various diplomatic posts; he also served as Keeper of the Royal Archives at Torre do Tombo from 1824 until 1833, when he was dismissed for political reasons. Although he spent the rest of his life in Paris, his standing with the Portuguese government later improved to the point that the government funded many of his publications, and appointed him Keeper of the Torre do Tombo without requiring him to return to Portugal.*** Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 773: "the first historian to research into the Portuguese sources concerning Vespucci and to note the silence of contemporary Portuguese authors." Innocêncio V, 437-8: giving the printer as Imp. Maulde & Renou; xvi, 284 pp. Rodrigues 2192. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sketches Illustrating the Manners & Customs of the Indians & Anglo Indians. Drawn on Stone from the Original Drawings from Life by William Tayler, Esqr., Bengal Civil Service.

      London: Thomas McLean, 26, Haymarket, 1842. - Folio (21 1/2' x 14 3/4'), publisher's moirŽ fine-ribbed brown cloth boards, title in gilt on upper cover, recent brown morocco spine, contents loose as issued. Lithographed title, lithographed dedication, 6 six leaves of letterpress text, six hand colored lithographs heightened with gum arabic. A scarce, fascinating, and quite lovely British color-plate portfolio depicting the domestic life of an Anglo Indian couple, as well as native Bengalese genre scenes. The six plates are hand-colored lithographs by J. Bouvier of the General Lithographic Establishment, 70, Martin's Lane, after watercolors by Tayler. The plates are titled as follows: 1. The Young Civilian's Toilet, 2. The Young Lady's Toilet, 3. The Breakfast, 4. The Women Grinding at the Mill, 5. The Sunyasees, and 6. The Village Barber. In the first of these images a young Anglo man luxuriates in a tastefully appointed room after his bath. He is attended by no less than five servants: a young boy fans him with a hand-Punkah, the Sirdar-bearer brushes his hair, the Mate-bearer washes his feet, a Khansaman brings in a cup of coffee, and another servant holds up a mirror. Lying on the floor nearby is a bill with the name 'W. Tayler' at the top followed by 'Pittar and Lattey' and the word 'jeweller.' The text explains that 'Messrs. Pittar and Lattey's bill for jewellry, which is seen on the floor, affords some ground for speculation as to his matrimonial intentions.' It would appear that this and the subsequent two plates are autobiographical. William Tayler (1808-1892) arrived in India in October of 1829, employed by the East India Company. In June of 1830 he was appointed assistant to the commissioner of Cuttack, and subsequently held various posts in Bengal. Tayler married Charlotte Palmer, daughter of merchant John Palmer, in July of 1830. According to the DNB, Tayler's 'official career had been uneventful, though he made friends in high quarters by his skill as a portrait-painter, and some enemies by a turn for caricature.' The latter skill is particularly evident in the plates illustrating Bengalese village life, especially the last, which pictures a barber 'shaving a fat baboo.' The letterpress provides detailed explanations of the plates, including glossaries of Indian terms that would have been unfamiliar to his audience in Victorian England. Scarce. OCLC locates only six copies. REFERENCES: Abbey, Travel, 465 (Abbey's copy included the original watercolor for plate 3).CONDITION: Good, spotting and discoloration to covers; title, dedication and text leaves foxed, plates quite clean and bright; text and plates worn at edges with minor losses and a few short tears. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manners and Customs of the Japanese in the Nineteenth Century. From Accounts of Recent Dutch Residents in Japan and from the German Work of Dr. Ph. Fr. von Siebold

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1842. First American edition. Woodcut title page. xi, [i], [13]-298, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original quarter black morocco and black cloth. Some rubbing, flyleaf missing, else a very handsome copy. First American edition. Woodcut title page. xi, [i], [13]-298, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. First report on Japan, translated into English mostly by Von Siebold, the noted physician and botanist, based on his sojourn with the Dutch Embassy in Japan. With a one page introduction by Harper and Brothers explaining that this is the first work to introduce these secretive people to English and American audiences. Borton 285

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        Whaling Broadside - List of Shipping Owned in New-London October 1st, 1842. Employed in the Whale Fishery &ct.

      New London, CT: A.G. Seaman, 1842. Single sheet, 22 x 18 inches, with decorative type border enclosing a printed area of 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches "With an account of the oil and bone brought into New-London, from April 1, 1842 to October 1, 1842." Fifty vessels are named, with information on tonnage, owner and date of sailing. A smaller box in the lower right corner lists twenty vessels and the amounts of "sperm oil, whale oil, elephant oil and bone" landed in that port between April and October 1842. All the information conforms with that given in Starbuck except for the ship "Robert Bourne" spelled "Robert Bowne in this broadside, and the schooner "Pacific" listed in the broadside as having sailed in 1842, though it is not listed in Starbuck. This is a rare broadside. No copies appear in Worldcat, AAS, or any other collections that I have searched. Old fold marks, Three inch tear along right center fold with no loss.

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        American Notes for General Circulation

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1842. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark reddish brown vertically-ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, sides blocked in blind, pale yellow coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. 6 pp. publisher's ads at end of vol. II. Early bookseller's ticket of J. Smith & Son, Glasgow. Some marks to cloth, fore corners of front cover of vol. I a little worn and darkened at tips, otherwise generally clean and fresh, a very good copy. First edition, first issue, with "xvi" paginated in Volume I. "Not one of Dickens' books was the subject of so much adverse criticism as the book he wrote after his return from America in 1842" (Eckel). Although complimentary of the United States in many ways, Dickens antagonised a large portion of his readership by his criticisms of the penal system, the lack of copyright and subsequent pirating of English works, and the entire system of slavery.

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        Poems

      London: Edward Moxon,, 1842. Two volumes, octavo (170 x 104 mm). Original boards, title label to spines. Half-title in both volumes, two pages of publisher's advertisements at rear of volume one, terminal blank in volume two. Tiny chips to the margins of title labels, spines somewhat darkened, loss to head of volume one with a small split, corners rubbed, some minor spotting to edges and endpapers, but on the whole an excellent and unsophisticated copy, sound and internally clean. First edition, an exceptional copy in the rare boards, of Tennyson's important and scarce early collection, containing the first appearance of "Ulysses". The publication was Tennyson's second with Edward Moxon (after Poems, 1833), containing original unpublished poetry written in the intervening decade, which was one of Tennyson's saddest and his most creative, following the sudden death of his dear friend Arthur Henry Hallam, in whose memory In Memoriam (1850) was written. "Ulysses" and "Morte d'Arthur", both appearing for the first time here, are "great poems prompted by the death of his Arthur . . . finding extraordinarily compelling correlatives, in ancient worlds, for his feelings personal and universal, ancient and modern" (ODNB). The first volume reprints selections from poems that had been previously published in Poems, Chiefly Lyrical (1830) and Poems (1833), many of them significantly revised. These include such classics as "The Lotos Eaters" and "The Lady of Shalott". Though the collection was much reprinted, the first edition is very scarce - to have a copy surviving in the original boards is rare indeed. Only two copies in boards are recorded at auction in the past 20 years, one of which was rebacked - the other, from the Litchfield library and in similar condition to the present copy, sold at Swann Galleries for $5,500 in 2013.

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        Sessio Quarta Concilii Tridentini vindicata, seu Introductio in Scripturas Deutero-canonicas Veteris Testamenti, per Aloisium Vincenzi Sammaurensem, in Romano Archigymnasio Littera

      1844, Typis S.C. de Propaganda Fide 1842 - Opera in 3 parti divisa in 2 voll. in 8_, br., pp. 248, 167. In latino. Intonso, con barbe. Al primo vol.: mancanze al dorso, segni di tarlo alle prime carte che non interessano il testo, fior., leg. salda._ Al secondo vol.: fior., leg. salda._ Discrete condizioni._ [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Kupfer-Atlas zu Johann Samuel Traugott Gehler's Physikalischem Wörterbuche neu bearbeitet von Brandes, Gmelin, Horner, Littrow, Muncke, Pfaff. / CCLXXIII Kupfertafeln

      Leipzig: E. B. Schwickert, 1842. First Edition. Boards. Very Good. First Edition. 11 1/4 x 9 inches. Oblong. 1/4 leather over marbled boards. Ex-libary "Deventer Bibliotheek", with blue ink-stamp on title page and a few labels on the spine. Otherwise unmarked. An atlas volume containing all copper plates, with most plates clean, and a few (particularly for Volume 3) browned and spotted. Boards. The ATLAS VOLUME ONLY for Gehler's "Physikalischem Wörterbuche," an early and still useful encyclopedia of the physical sciences. Contains the following plate counts (278 total plus 6 charts): Vol 1: 21, Vol 2: 20, Vol 3: 16, Vol 4: 18, Vol 5: 30, Vol 6: 43 plus 4 charts, Vol 7: 26, Vol 8: 23, Vol 9: 42 plus 2 charts, Vol 10: 34. Plus an additional grouping of 5 plates in the rear. Apparently complete. A separate title page dated 1842 precedes the plates.

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        Meklenburg [Mecklenburg] in Bildern. Redigirt und mit erlaeuterndem Texte begleitet. (1. und 2. Band) [von insg. 4].

      Rostock Verlag von J G Tiedemann (-) 1843 1842 - EA; 2 Bände in 1; ca 21x15 cm; 68, 64 Seiten mit 2 gest. Titelblätter mit Titelvignette und insgesamt 48 altkolorierte lith. Tafeln; Leinwandeinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Einband leicht bestoßen und geringfügig fleckig, die Titelblätter leicht stockfleckig, 2 Tafeln mit geringer Randbräunung; sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Palazzo Publico. Siena

      Londra 1842 - Veduta tratta dal "The Ecclesiastical Architecture in Italy " di H.Knight, Londra 1842-44. Litografia tinta in ottimo stato di conservazione. Taken from "The Ecclesiastical Architecture in Italy " by H.Knight, London 1842-44. Tinted litograph, in very good conditions. Dimensioni 360 290mm

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        Karte des Königreichs Illyrien und des Herzogthums Steyermark nebst dem Königlich Ungarischen Littorale astronomisch trigonometrisch vermessen, topographisch aufgenommen, reduzirt, gezeichnet und gestochen im topographischen Bureau des K. K. Generalquartiermeisterstabes. Vollendet im K. K. Militärischen Geographischen Institute in Wien.

      Wien, Militärisch Geographisches Institut, 1842. Auf Lwd. aufgezogene Kupferkarte. 22 Blätter in je 8 Segmenten sowie ein gefalt. Übersichtsblatt, zus. lose in Pp.-Schuber d. Zt. Die vorliegende „Spezialkarte“, Teil der sogenannten „zweiten Franziszeischen Landesaufnahme“ der Österreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie im Maßstab 1:144.000, besteht insgesamt aus 36 Blättern (je ca. 27,5 x 40 cm) sowie der Übersichtskarte. Vorhanden sind die Blätter 1-19, 22, 23 u. 27, welche den nördlichen Teil des genannten Gebietes abdeckt (mit dem Großglockner bzw. Bad Aussee im Nordwesten, Mariazell, Mürzzuschlag u. Hartberg im Nordosten, Tarvis im Südwesten bzw. Cilli und Pettau im Südosten; also dem Gebiet der Steiermark. So auch von alter Hand auf der Übersichtskarte eingezeichnet). - Schuber stärker bestoßen u. mit Bezugsfehlstellen, sonst nur vereinzelt schwach fleckig. - Vgl. Austria Picta 121. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Steiermark, Karte des Königreichs Illyrien und des Herzogthums Steyermark nebst dem Königlich Ungarischen Littorale astronomisch trigonometrisch vermessen, topographisch aufgenommen, reduzirt, gezeichnet und gestochen im topographischen Bureau des K. K. Generalquartiermeisterstabes. Vollendet im K. K. Militärischen Geographischen Institute in Wien, 2. Franziszeischen Landesaufnahme, Zweite Franziszeische, Karte, Karten, Landkarte, Landkarten

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        Boston, with Charlestown and Roxbury.

      London. 1842 - Size: 410 x 345 mm. Good condition. Some age toning. Steel engraving. An interesting town plan of the important and historic North American, Massachusetts city of Boston. As well as delineating downtown Boston, south and east Boston are also engraved. Published for the S.D.U.K. by Chapman and Hall.

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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. - 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. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mit einer Holzschn.-Abbildung (Titel verso) u. einem lithogr. Stadtplan. VIII, 168 S., OKart. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        REPORT OF THE CASE OF EDWARD PRIGG AGAINST THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. ARGUED AND ADJUDGED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, AT JANUARY TERM, 1842. IN WHICH IT WAS DECIDED THAT ALL THE LAWS OF THE SEVERAL STATES RELATIVE TO FUGITIVE SLAVES ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND VOID; AND THAT CONGRESS HAVE THE EXCLUSIVE POWER OF LEGISLATION ON THE SUBJECT OF FUGITIVE SLAVES ESCAPING INTO OTHER STATES.

      Stereotyped by L. Johnson,, Philadelphia: 1842 - 140pp, scattered foxing to the early leaves. Bound in original publisher's cloth [worn at extremities], rebacked. Very Good. With the contemporary ownership signature of Abner Updegraff. This is the first edition of "the earliest of the three most important Supreme Court decisions on slavery" [Cover, Justice Accused 166] [the others being Dred Scott and Ableman v. Booth]. It is also the first Supreme Court case construing the Constitution's Fugitive Slave Clause [Article IV Section 2], requiring delivery to the master of his slave who had escaped into another State. With the arguments of counsel, it precedes even the official printing, a measure of public excitement. The case "rivals Dred Scott v. Sandford in historical importance" [Fehrenbacker, The Dred Scott Case 43]. Prigg was a Maryland professional slave-catcher. He seized Margaret Moran, an alleged fugitive, in Pennsylvania, and took her back to Maryland. He had not, as required by Pennsylvania law, obtained a State official's Certificate of Removal; indeed, a Pennsylvania court had refused to issue a Certificate. Pennsylvania indicted him for kidnapping; Maryland extradited him to Pennsylvania, where he was tried and convicted. The issue on appeal was the extent, if any, to which State requirements could alter the Federal constitutional provisions, as elaborated by Congress's Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. Justice Story wrote the Opinion for the Court, Chief Justice Taney concurring, with only one dissent. The Court held that Congress had exclusive power to regulate the rendition of fugitive slaves. Pennsylvania's additional requirement of a Certificate of Removal was void. The Court also held that slave-catchers had a right of 'self-help': that is, they could seize alleged fugitives without judicial approval. But, the Court held, the federal government lacked power to compel State officials to enforce the Fugitive Slave Act. These disparate conclusions increased already-heightened friction between Slave States-- thus emboldened to pursue self-help-- and Free States, thus encouraged to decline aid to slave-catchers.Finkelman 61-63. Cohen 13856. LCP 8466. Sabin 61207. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album Pittoresque d’un Voyage Autour du Monde Excécuté par Ordre du Gouvernement Français

      Ch. Noblet, Paris 1842 - Oblong folio, with 25 engraved plates, original crimson cloth. A scarce series of views of places visited by Laplace’s Artémise voyage. The plates, all by Pâris, include a fine Hawaiian view as well as a view of the Tasmanian penal settlement. There is also a view of the Artémise being careened at Papeete in Tahiti. The other images show the Artémise at sea under full sail, the African coast, South Africa, Indian Ocean, Coromandel, Bengal, Ceylon, Malabar, Bombay, Middle East (Muscat), Philippines, China, and South America. Pâris started his naval career on the Astrolabe under Dumont d’Urville; he sailed as an officer on thethe Artémise in her final voyage of 1837-1840. This was to be his last voyage too since he lost an arm as a result of a terrible accident. Nonetheless he continued a distinguished naval career. This is a remarkably rare book, not recorded by Cordier, Ferguson, Forbes, Borba de Moraes, Mendelssohn, the Hill Catalogue, Sabin, Judd, or Blackmer. The only bibliographical references we have found for the book are those by Rolf du Rietz (who records a copy in the Kroepelien collection) and O’Reilly-Reitman. This has to be one of the scarcest books relating to the French Grands Voyages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of Afghaunistan, Caubul, the Punjab, Rajpootana, and the River Indus; [together with] Notes to Map of Afghaunistan, the Punjab, &c &c.

      London: James Wyld, 1842 - Original brown diaper cloth, title in gilt to the front panel within elaborate panel. Text in original printed pink paper wrappers. Map-case a little rubbed, and sunned at the spine, map slightly browned verso, the wrappers of the text pamphlet slightly rubbed and with some minor creasing, text toned, but overall both pieces very good. Folding engraved map, coloured in outline, bisected into 24 panels and mounted on linen, opens 600 x 823 mm. First edition of this map of Afghanistan. Uncommon, Copac shows two locations for the map, Oxford and Durham, four further on OCLC, Melbourne, Minnesota, Nebraska and BnF, but just a single location for the accompanying explanatory pamphlet, British Library. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cribb.

      [London: J. Moore.] 1842 - Hand colored engraving of the famous English bare knuckle boxer Tom Cribb, who became world champion in 1810 and retired with the title. Anonymous engraving with no place or date, but after 1811 (image is taken from a larger work, "The Second Contest between Cribb and Molineaux," which took place in September 1811). The engraving is mounted, and the mount is faded and tattered at the edges. There is a long stain on the front of the mount that continues about an inch into the image, but does not seriously deface it. Aside from this, the engraving itself is in Very Good condition.

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        The Poetical Works of John Sterling

      Herman Booker, Philadelphia 1842 - Brown cloth binding rubbed at extremities; spine ends & corners frayed; boards soiled; small dinged hole to back board; number label on front paste-down; leaf edges, paste-downs & outer leaves foxed/smudged, else very tight & clean. No dj. ; Owner's name, Horace P. Biddle, (Ohio born, Indiana lawyer, judge, poet, musicologist, and famous hermit) inked on title page.; 8vo; 268 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The ports, harbours, watering-places, and coast scenery of Great Britain (2 Bände, komplett). Illustrated by views taken on the spot, by W.H. Bartlett; with descriptions by William Beattie, M.D.

      London, G. Virtue, 1842. - 4°. 28 cm. 190, 155 Seiten. Halblederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und marmorierten Deckelbezügen. 1. Auflage. Englischsprachige Ausgabe. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Einbände stärker berieben, Kanten bestoßen. Seiten stockfleckig. Innenfalzen gerissen. Privater Namenseintrag auf Vorsatz. Gute Exemplare. First edition. English language edition. With many illustrations. Cover rubbed, Cut edges bumped. Pages spotted. Private inscription on flying endpaper. Good copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De L'Esprit des Lois par Montesquieu [And] Commentaire sue L'Esprit..

      1842. Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Field [Field, Stephen J. (1816-1899)]. Montesquieu, Charles-Louis De Secondat [1689-1755]. De L'Esprit des Lois par Montesquieu. Paris: Daguin Freres, Libraires, 1842. Three volumes. [iv], vi, 508; [iv], 559; [iv], 476 pp. Volume I has portrait frontispiece with tissue overlay. Quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt titles, gilt-edged blind fillets and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers. [And] [Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude (1754-1836)]. Commentaire sur L'Esprit des Lois de Montesquieu; Suivi d'Observations Inedites de Condorcet, Sur le Vingt-Neuvieme Livre du Meme Ouvrage. Edition Entierement Conforme a celle Publiee a Liege en 1817. Paris: Delaunay, Libraire, Palais-Royal, 1819. xvi, 476 pp. Quarter morocco over textured cloth, raised bands, gilt title and gilt ornament to spine, marbled endpapers. Octavo (8" x 5"). Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, some wear to spine ends and corners, a few hinges starting. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional light foxing, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, lower corners of rear free endpaper of each book removed, fragments of later owner label to foot of spines, fragments of later bookplates to front pastedowns, another later bookplate to each front free endpaper. Book ticket of Stephen J. Field to front pastedowns of Volume I and II of De L'Esprit des Lois and Commentaire, his signature and "Paris/ Nov 1848" to front endleaf of each volume of De L'Esprit des Lois. $1,500. * L'Esprit: later edition; Commentaire: third edition. Montesquieu's classic study of the English Constitution and the most important commentary on that work were acquired during a trip to Paris by Stephen Johnson Field, then a lawyer about to move to California. Following the Gold Rush to California in 1848, Field served in local government, the California's state legislature and the Supreme Court of California, He was the principal draftsman of the 1851 California Practice Act. Appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1863, he remained on the bench until 1897. One of the great justices of the nineteenth century, he had a lasting influence on Constitutional law through his co.

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        Guida di Padova e della sua provincia

      Padua: Seminario, 1842. Octavo (210 x 139 mm). ix, 560 pages. Two large folding lithographed maps: "Pianta della R. Città di Padova" and "Topografia dell'attuale territorio di Padova" (both 17 1/2 x 23 3/4 inches) after Luigi Patella, by A.B. Bresciani, lithographed by Kier, Venice; 20 lithographed plates after G.B. Cecchini by Kier, original tissue guards preserved. Original red velvet, the covers blindstamped with a Rococo design, smooth spine, all edges gilt, label of N. Deanesi on pastedown. A fine and scarce guide to Padua, indexed and illustrated, and divided into six sections following a general introduction: historical background; the principal public artworks of the city (sacred and secular); public institutions; charitable establishments, monasteries, theaters and prisons; geology, hydrology, agriculture, commerce and industry; and principal sites of the province. See also item 400522 for Antonio Neumayr's 1807 work on the statuary of Padua's Pratto delle Valle. Front joint cracked, spine somewhat faded, some foxing and pale dampstaining.

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        De l'Etat actuel de la navigation par la vapeur et des améliorations dont les navires et appareils à vapeur marins sont susceptibles ; suivis de notes explicatives, tableaux, projets, etc.

      - Paris, Librairie sicentifique-industrielle de L. Mathias (Augustin), 1842. In-4, XIX-(1)-335-(1) pp. et 5 planches dépliantes, reliure XIXe demi-basane (épidermure en tête du dos ; découpe dans la marge de la page de titre ; rousseurs sur les premiers feuillets, allant s'estompant). Tampons. Edition originale. Complet des 5 planches dépliantes. Contient une Nomenclature technique anglaise et française relative aux machines et navires à vapeur. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        De L'Esprit des Lois par Montesquieu [And] Commentaire sue L'Esprit...

      1842. Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Field [Field, Stephen J. (1816-1899)]. Montesquieu, Charles-Louis De Secondat [1689-1755]. De L'Esprit des Lois par Montesquieu. Paris: Daguin Freres, Libraires, 1842. Three volumes. [iv], vi, 508; [iv], 559; [iv], 476 pp. Volume I has portrait frontispiece with tissue overlay. Quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt titles, gilt-edged blind fillets and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers. [And] [Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude (1754-1836)]. Commentaire sur L'Esprit des Lois de Montesquieu; Suivi d'Observations Inedites de Condorcet, Sur le Vingt-Neuvieme Livre du Meme Ouvrage. Edition Entierement Conforme a celle Publiee a Liege en 1817. Paris: Delaunay, Libraire, Palais-Royal, 1819. xvi, 476 pp. Quarter morocco over textured cloth, raised bands, gilt title and gilt ornament to spine, marbled endpapers. Octavo (8" x 5"). Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, some wear to spine ends and corners, a few hinges starting. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional light foxing, faint dampstaining to a few leaves, lower corners of rear free endpaper of each book removed, fragments of later owner label to foot of spines, fragments of later bookplates to front pastedowns, another later bookplate to each front free endpaper. Book ticket of Stephen J. Field to front pastedowns of Volume I and II of De L'Esprit des Lois and Commentaire, his signature and "Paris/ Nov 1848" to front endleaf of each volume of De L'Esprit des Lois. $1,500. * L'Esprit: later edition; Commentaire: third edition. Montesquieu's classic study of the English Constitution and the most important commentary on that work were acquired during a trip to Paris by Stephen Johnson Field, then a lawyer about to move to California. Following the Gold Rush to California in 1848, Field served in local government, the California's state legislature and the Supreme Court of California, He was the principal draftsman of the 1851 California Practice Act. Appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1863, he remained on the bench until 1897. One of the great justices of the nineteenth century, he had a lasting influence on Constitutional law through his co.

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        Rules of the Finsbury Government Annuity Institution Established in Connection with the Finsbury Bank for Savings, Sekforde Street, Clerkenwell Green, for Granting Government Annuities.

      London; J B W Knight, 1842 - Octavo. 12 pp in stitched pictorial blue card wraps. Name and reference numbers handwritten top edge front cover. Central crease where booklet has been folded, plusfurther minor creasingat corners and minor wear to tail of spine. Some annotation and lining in text; Certificate of Contract to pp 12 completed, plus completed Receipt tipped-in to rear cover, both dated 1849. A rare survival, setting out all the rules of the institution.

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        Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary.: Translated from the Arabic by B[aro]n Mac Guckin de Slane.

      1842-45, Paris Oriental Translation Fund 1842 - The first three volumes (I, II, and III part 1) of five. The second part of volume III was not published until 1868, the fourth in 1871, but Elphinstone had passed away in November 1859. Original cloth, paper label on spine. Some minor spotting, but a very good set. First edition Three volumes, folio, pp.xl, 688; xvi, 695; 384. Printed subscriber leaf to The Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone. Carberry Tower Library bookplate.

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        Musée ou Magasin comique de Philipon.

      Imp. de Béthune et Plon 1842-1843, Paris - 48 livraisons reliées en 1 vol. grand in-4, demi-percaline (reliure de l'époque). Collection complète. Importante revue satirique illustrée de plus de 1400 illustrations. Quelques livraisons sont imprimés en rouge. Principaux collaborateurs : P. Borel, Huart, Ch. Philipon. Illustrations de Cham, Daumier, Gavarni, Grandville, Lami, Vernier. Au bas de la dernière livraison figure cet appel de Philipon : Les folies les plus courtes sont les meilleures ; nous avons que la nôtre fut trouvée trop longue, et nous l'avons arrêtée court. Si nos souscripteurs sont aussi contents de nous que nous le sommes d'eux, ils continueront la faveur dont ils nous ont honoré à la Lanterne magique. Bel exemplaire. Grand-Carteret, 589 ; Carteret III, 426 ; Vicaire V, 1232. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux

      - Chez Hetzel et Paulin, à Paris 1842, 18x26,5cm, 386pp. et 390pp., 2 volumes reliés. - edizione originale, illustrato con 201 figure inserto e 120 fregi della Grandville. Leganti dolore a metà rosso con angoli ca 1860. Torna fasce decorate. 3 strofinato angoli. Foglio 123 del Volume 1 e distacco emerse. Superiore destro del Volume 2 scrostate spessore 2 cm. Alcuni foxing molto raro e pallido su una buona carta bianca. Nizza copia. Non c'è bisogno di introdurre questa famosa satira pubblicazione della società contemporanea del Secondo Impero, la cui azienda è dovuta a Hetzel, che sotto lo pseudonimo Stahl ha firmato numerosi testi e commissionato testi a piume famosi del tempo Balzac, Musset, sabbia, il BEDOLLIERE ... l'ultimo capitolo racconta la prigionia di vari autori che si può vedere in diverse piante luoghi giardino. Una delle grandi opere di fantasia di Grandville, pieno di verve e fantasia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée de 201 figures hors-texte et de 120 vignettes par Grandville.  Reliures en demi maroquin rouge à coins de chagrin ca 1860. Dos à nerfs ornés. Têtes dorées. 3 coins frottés. Des traces de frottements à un nerf et à certaines bordures. Feuillet 123 du tome 1 se détachant et ressorti. Coin droit haut du tome 2 éraflé sur 2cm. Quelques très rares et pâles rousseurs sur un papier bien blanc.  Bel exemplaire. On ne présente plus cette publication célèbre, satire de la société contemporaine parisienne du Second empire, dont l'entreprise est due à Hetzel, qui sous le pseudonyme de Stahl a signé plusieurs textes et a commandé des textes aux plumes les plus célèbres de l'époque : Balzac, Musset, Sand, La Bedollière... Le dernier chapitre raconte l'emprisonnement des différents écrivains que l'on peut voir dans différents emplacements au Jardin des plantes. Une des grandes oeuvres d'imagination de Grandville, pleine de verve et de fantaisie.  

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        Le feste torinesi dell'aprile MDCCCXLII descritte dal cavaliere Luigi Cibrario LEG. CON: Guida alle feste torinesi per le reali nozze di Vittorio Emmanuele e di Maria Adelaide

      Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, Torino 1842 - In 8 (cm 17,5 x 26,5 circa), pp. 123 + (1b) con tavola doppia all'antiporta raff. il ballo a corte con travestimenti la sera del 13 aprile 1842; 11 tavole fuori testo incise in litografia su disegni di Palagi, Sada, Leoni e PadroneÂfra le quali una doppia raff. la veduta dell'anfiteatro del Torneo (piazza S. Carlo), la facciata del Padiglione Reale; cavalieri al Torneo; ecc. Esemplare completo delle tavole. In fine compare Guida alle feste torinesi per le reali nozze di Vittorio Emmanuele e di Maria Adelaide del marchese Spinola. Edizione adorna di vignette, Torino, Fontana, 1842 (pp. 31, vignette incise intercalate al testo, piccola porzione di nastro adesivo all'ultima pagina. Mancano le 2 tavole fuori testo). Legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con piatti in cartone decorato (lieve danno riparato al dorso). Usuali fioriture alle pagine. Conservati i piatti anteriori in brossura di entrambe le pubblicazioni. Edizione originale di questa pubblicazione, importante testimonianza delle celebri feste celebratesi a Torino in occasione delle nozze di Vittorio Emanuele con Maria Adelaide d'Austria. Venne indetto un gran ballo mascherato a Palazzo Reale, si celebrarono giochi nautici sul Po e si tenne il carosello in piazza San Carlo. ITA

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        Recuerdos y Bellezas de España. Mallorca

      1842 - Encuadernado en plena piel con tejuelos, formato folio. 338 p. 31 láminas incluida portada dibujadas al natural por F. J. Parcerisa, dibujante, pintor y litógrafo romántico español. texto orlado. Con alguna leve marca de óxido. Buen estado general de la obra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DERNIERS PERFECTIONNEMENTS APPORTÉS AU DAGUERRÉOTYPE.; AUGMENTÉE DE L'EMPLOL DE L'IODURE DE BROME SANS BOÎTE ÀLODE; D'UN PROCÉDÉ POUR COLORER LES ÉPREUVES ET LES FIXER À FROID; DE LEUR REPRODUCTION EN CUIVRE, ET DE LEUR DORURE PAR LA GALVANOPLASTIE, ETC; D'UNE NOTICE SUR L'EMPLOI DE L'EAU BROMÉE, PAR M. H. FIZEAU

      Paris: N.-P. Lerebours; Bachelier; London: Claudet, 1842. Third edition. 8vo., 77 pp., large folding plate, [1], [16] catalogue. Quarter morocco and marbled board with the moderately soiled original printed wrappers, bound-in. A fine and bright copy. Marc Antoine Augustin Gaudin (1804 - 1880) a skilled French chemist and an early practitioner of the daguerreian process, joined with Noël-Paymal Lerebours (1807 - 1873) an optician and instrument maker, to published this work on an improved daguerreian process: one that made possible shorter exposures and would allow for portraiture. Lerebours lenses and cameras were among the first commercially marketed; it was before the end of 1839 that Lerebours had constructed a large daguerreotype camera, which produced pictures of 12 x 15 (French) inches. Both Gaudin and Lerebours were founding members of the Société Héliographique. First published in January of 1842, but dated 1841 on the title page, the first edition was only 48 pp. in length, with pages 49 - 54 a catalog of Lerebours daguerreian equipment as well as a lengthy advertisement of his publication, EXCURSIONS DAGUERRIENNES. By May of 1842, this manual was in its third iteration with new processes added bringing the manual to 77 pp. Following the folded engraved plate is Lerebours' priced catalogue [16 pp.] of daguerreian apparatus, supplies, publications, and a lengthy advertisement for his EXCURSIONS DAGUERRIENNES.Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 15, listing the first printing. Roosens and Salu No. 2830, listing the first edition.

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        DESCRIPTION ET USAGE DE DAGUERRÉOTYPE A PORTRAITS

      Paris: Chez Buron, Ingénieur - Opticien, 1842. First edition. 12mo., 24 pp., 1 engraved plate. Original printed wrappers which show modest staining on the rear, else a fine copy, housed in a paper over boards pamphlet case with printed paper labels. Little seems to be known of Buron; he maintained a business as an optician and engineer on the rue des Trois-Pavillons, Paris. In the early 1840s, portraiture was of a very low quality, given the lenses available which were more suited to landscape photography than portraiture; the lenses needed to be faster and with less distortion for a close subject.In the spring of 1840, the Société d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie Nationale, announced a competition to encourage improvements in the photographic lenses. Among the award winners was Buron, who received a bronze medal for his ingenious portable camera and darkroon, all contained in a single box, weighing approximately 8 1/4 pounds. Two lenses could be used with this camera: one for portraiture and one for landscape. See Gernsheim p. 117. This pamphlet is a manual for making Daguerreotypes; the engraved plate illustrates Buron's portable camera / darkroom. WorldCat locates a single copy at Universiteit Leiden. Roosens and Salu No. 2824. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 14.

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