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        Temple on Gebel Garabe, called Surabit el Khadim

      , 1842. 1842. ROBERTS, David. Original lithograph plate, Temple on Gebel Garabe, called Surabit el Khadim. [London: F.G. Moon, 1842]. Hand-colored lithograph on onionskin, measuring 9-7/8 by 13-3/4 inches, on original mount, measuring 16-7/8 by 23-7/8 inches. $3000.Beautiful original hand-colored lithograph of the Temple on Gebel Garabe, called Surabit el Khadim, from the superb large format first issue of Roberts

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        Beschreibung des für die Feuerwacht auf dem St. Petersthurme in München ausgeführten Pyroskop`s.

      Mchn., (1842). 28 x 22,5 cm. (561-) 585 S. Mit 9 gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln nach Gustav Seeberger. Heftstreifen. Poggendorff II, 997; vgl. Lentner 13753; Pfister Bd. II, S. 66. - Erste Ausgabe. - Aus den \"Abhandlungen der H. Classe der Akademie der Wissenschaften\", (Bd. III/3). - Steinheils Pyroskop ermöglichte eine sichere Bestimmung der jeweiligen Brandstelle. - Eine der Tafeln mit dem Grundriß des Turms von St. Peter und den Einzelteilen des Pyroskops. Die weiteren acht Tafeln zeigen das Panorama von München vom Turm ausgesehen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, München, Oberbayern

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        Köln und seine Sehenswürdigkeiten - Cologne & ses curiosités.

      - Stahlstich v. Alexander Engels b. Ed. Heinrigs & H.I. Gatti, um 1842, 16 x 46 cm Als Mittelbild Panorama der Stadt mit Schiffbrücke und Deutzer Ufer. Die 20 Randansichten mit verschiedenen Baustadien des Doms, Kölner Kirchen, Casino, Gürzenich, Rubenshaus, Theater und Regierungsgebäude. Clemen 354 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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      Cambridge: John Owen 1842 - SECOND VOLUME ONLY. Cambridge: John Owen (1842). 240 pages. Hardcover (Original DarkBrown cloth, Paper spine label, no dj).Minimal wear to the top of the spine and Upper corners. Personal paper plate inside front cover. Signature on the flyleaf otherwise clean Unmarked throughout. Strong tight original binding and hinges. 8.1"x5.1"x0.75". be3x. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diary and Letters

      1842. First Edition . DÂ’ARBLAY, Madame. Diary and Letters of Madame DÂ’Arblay. Edited by Her Niece. London: Henry Colburn, 1842-46. Seven volumes. Octavo, 19th-century three-quarter blue morocco, marbled boards, raised bands, gilt-decorated spines, marlbed endpapers, top edges gilt. $1500.First edition, with engraved portraits of Madame DÂ’Arblay, General DÂ’Arblay, Queen Charlotte, Charles Burney, and others. Handsomely bound by Root and Son.DÂ’Arblay, better known by her maiden name, Fanny Burney, wrote the extremely popular novels Evelina, Cecilia and Camilla. Her works had a great influence on Jane Austen, who took the title Pride and Prejudice from the last pages of Cecilia. “Madame dÂ’Arblay's diary is now more interesting than her novels. The descriptions of Mr. Thrale and Johnson and Boswell himself rival Boswell's own work” (DNB). “These volumes are among the most delightful in the languageÂ… To the mere novel-reader they are charming; to the student of literary history and English manners, invaluable” (Allibone I, 475). A few spots of foxing to preliminaries; spines evenly sunned to brown. A near-fine set.

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        Citadel of Jerusalem. April 19th 1839.

      London: 1842-9 - Size: 327 x 490 mm. Very good condition. Unobtrusive blind stamp. Tinted lithograph. Additional hand colouring. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas. Abbey, Travel, 272; Gay 2216; Ibrahim-Hilmy, II, p.176; Lipperheide 1591; Tooley (1954) 402.

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        Narrative of Voyages and Commercial Enterprises

      1842. First Edition . CLEVELAND, Richard J. A Narrative of Voyages and Commercial Enterprises. Cambridge: John Owen, 1842. Two volumes. Octavo, original dark brown cloth, printed paper spine labels. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3500.First edition of this fascinating account of the daring voyages and trading ventures of Captain Cleveland, including descriptions of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), California, and the Northwest coast of the United States. This copy from the renowned Americana collection of Thomas W. Streeter, with his booklabels.Cleveland, who won and lost several fortunes during his lifetime, “was one of the greatest of the great race of New England sea captains—intrepid, skillful, clean, temperate, honest” (DAB). Includes narratives of his expeditions to the northwest coast of America in the brig Caroline, 1799-1801, and the voyage of the Lelia Byrd to California in 1803-04. “The former is especially valuable for its accounts of the Indians and their country at this early date, and the latter as one of but two known accounts of the Battle of San DiegoÂ… ClevelandÂ’s last voyage to the Pacific, on board the Beaver, 1817-20, funded by John Jacob Astor, was of particular importance because of his involvement in the wars between the Spaniards and the revolutionaries in Chile and Peru. ClevelandÂ’s books are important for the historical data they contain about American trade in the Pacific with China, the northwest coast of America, and Latin America” (Hill). Sabin 13665. Howes C485. Streeter sale 2496 (this copy). Cowan, 131. Graff 764. Hill, Pacific Voyages 313. Booklabels of renowned Americana collector Thomas W. Streeter. Laid in signed bookplate of esteemed Americana collector Bruce McKinney.Some foxing to text, a bit of light rubbing to bindings. Near-fine in original cloth. An excellent copy with superb provenance.

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        Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England

      1842. STRUTT, Joseph. A Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary three-quarter brown morocco gilt, uncut. $3200.Expanded edition of this treasury of English costume beginning with the Saxons, illustrated with 153 hand-colored copper-engraved plates of costumes, armor, seals, and everyday objects.StruttÂ’s superb plates reproduce portraits of English personages from illuminated manuscripts in the British Museum and the Bodleian Library, along with richly hand-colored reproductions of the costumes, arms, seals, and other interesting objects particular to various English peoples from the time of the Saxons to the close of the 17th century. First published in 1796-99, this “new and improved edition” was issued with 153 plates, in both uncolored and hand-colored versions. A few plates bound out of sequence, as issued. Without plate 108; with two copies of plate 110. Lowndes, 2538. Brunet V, 566. Colas 2825. Hiler, 820. Lipperheide 1001. Armorial bookplates.Plates and text generally fine, contemporary binding lightly worn. A handsome copy.

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        Citadel of Jerusalem.

      London: , 1842-9. April 19th 1839. Size: 327 x 490 mm. Tinted lithograph. Additional hand colouring. Very good condition. Unobtrusive blind stamp. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas.

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        Garantien der Harmonie und Freiheit.

      Vivis (Vevey), im Verlage des Verfassers, 1842. - (III)-XII, (2), 264 SS. Leinenband der Zeit mit gepr. rotem R

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        Lettre sur le nouveau systeme hieroglyphique

      1842. First Edition . CHAMPOLLION, Jean-François. Lettre à M. le duc de Blacas d’Aulps… sur le Nouveau Système Hiéroglyphique de MM. Spohn et Seyffarth. Florence: Piatti, 1826. Together, four offprints. Large octavo, original printed paper self-wrappers, original stitching, uncut and partially unopened; pp. 23. Housed together with three other offprints in custom cloth chemises and half morocco clamshell box. $1800.First edition of Champollion’s spirited defense of his own phonetically based system of hieroglyphic translation, in original wrappers. Together with three offprints by his elder brother Jacques-Joseph Champollion-Figeac, also an Egyptologist.“A French classical scholar and archaeologist, responsible for deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics,” Champollion is “celebrated as the founding father of Egyptology… [His] thesis on the ‘hieroglyphic, figurative, ideographic and alphabetic’ systems of ancient Egypt… caused a sensation, providing the long-searched-for solution to the translation of Egyptian hieroglyphics… [In 1831], a professorship in Egyptian history and archaeology was specially created for him. Champollion died suddenly on March 4, 1832, in the midst of writing his great Egyptian grammar and dictionary. This was published by his brother after his death” (BBC). In this Lettre, Champollion bluntly criticizes Seyffarth’s Rudimenta hieroglyphices and Spohn’s researches, discrediting their claims to have achieved a system of translation. Champollion recounts the main points published in his Précis du Système Hiéroglyphique (Paris, 1824), which contains the general application of his system of decipherment and its proof. Champollion’s Lettre is here offered with three offprints by his elder brother Jacques-Joseph Champollion-Figeac, who worked closely with his brother and continued his work after his death: 1. Notice sur un Papyrus Grec, offprint from Bulletin Universel des Sciences et de l’Industrie, June 1824; pp. 12, folded as issued, uncut. 2. Scarabées. Systèm Numérique, offprint from Bulletin Universel des Sciences et de l’Industrie, May 1825; pp. 8, folded as issued, uncut and unopened. 3. Notice sur un Sacrophage Royal nouvellement découvert en Egypt, et transporté de Thèbes à Paris, offprint from Moniteur, July 25, 1833; pp. 8, folded as issued, uncut and unopened. Text in French. “Champollion” written in pencil on front wrapper of his Lettre.Neat repair to lower corner of front wrapper of the Lettre. An intriguing and quite scarce collection in fine condition.

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        havengezicht Rotterdam anno 1842.

      HAVENGEZICHT ROTTERDAM"SHIPS OF THE GENERAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, OFF ROTTERDAM". Aquatint uit 1842 van de hand E. Duncan naar het ontwerp van marine schilder William John Huggins met de Giraffe en de Ocean, stoomschepen die with Her Majesty?s Mail aankomen in en vertrekken uit Rotterdam. Op de voorgrond worden Hollanders naar de kade overgebracht.Beide raderstoomboten werden te water gelaten in 1836 en ingezet als stoomschepen voor het vervoer van post door de Britse General Steam Navigation Company (GSNC) . De Giraffe deed later dienst tijdens de Amerikaanse burgeroorlogDe GSNC werd opgericht in 1824 en was anderhalve eeuw Londen?s voornaamste bedrijf voor short-sea shipping. De GSNC had een paar diensten naar Portugal, Gibraltar en zelfs Afrika en Noord- en Zuid-Amerika, maar men voer met name op routes tussen de havens van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-West Europa.Prijs: 1.500,- (incl. lijst).

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        Botzen, in Tyrol. Deutschland, Germany.

      Eggers & Co., New York - Scholz Joseph, Mainz, 1842. Incisione a colori di dimensioni 20x30,5 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Lievissimi segni di foxing. Veduta raffigurante la città di Bolzano, vista da oltre la riva destra del torrente Talvera, con il Rosengarten (Catinaccio) sullo sfondo. In primo piano invece scene di svago e vita quotidiana in mezzo al verde cittadino. Rara questa edizione newyorkese, che sembrerebbe ricavata da una lastra del Frommel del 1842 e che reca un'inesatta indicazione geografica.

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      Portsea: Samuel Horsey. 1842. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Bound in wooden boards salvaged from the 'Mary Rose', with black leather spine titled “A Relic Of The Mary Rose” in gilt. 96 pp. Measuring 9 x 6 cms. All edges gilt. A very good copy, the binding firm, the wood boards a little bowed and the spine tips nicked and rubbed. The contents are entirely complete, a little darkened to the margins and with a contemporary gift inscription to the front endpaper. Exceedingly scarce in the first edition (there where similarly bound reprints in 1844 and 1849). The only institutional holding of the 1842 first edition we can trace is the British Library copy, described as lacking the [dated] title page. All other institutional holdings, including the copy in the Royal Collection are of the 1844 or 1849 reprint. A ninety-six page narrative of the loss of the Mary Rose. On his accession to the throne, Henry VIII embarked upon a programme of ship building, including the “Mary Rose” which built between 1509 and 1511 was one of the largest ships in the English navy. As the English flagship, she took part in many of the naval conflicts over more than three decades of Henry's reign. Her last engagement was in the Solent against a French invasion fleet in July 1545. With Henry watching from Southsea Castle on the mainland, the “Mary Rose” sank with the loss of around 500 men. The wreck lay undiscovered for nearly 300 years until its accidental discovery by fishermen in 1836. Wanting to clear the obstruction, the fishermen hired pioneer divers Henry Abbinett, John Deane and William Edwards to investigate. After the initial discovery John Deane received exclusive salvage rights to the wreck, recovering and later selling relics from the ship, including long bows and several bronze and iron guns. The wood for this binding was purchased on November 12th, 1840, at Mr. Deane's Public Sale of Articles recovered from the Mary Rose. In 1982 after 8 years of preparation and groundwork the remainder of the Mary Rose was brought to the surface and now resides at The Mary Rose Museum, located at Historical Dockyards in Portsmouth. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Relation d’un voyage d’exploration au Nord-Est de la colonie du cap de Bonne-Espérance, entrepris dans les mois de mars, avril et mai 1836. Écrite par Thomas Arbousset, avec onze dessins et une carte, publié par le Comité de la Société des Missions Évangéliques de Paris chez les peuples non chrétiens.

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1842. - in-8° ; X-(1)-1 carte h.-t. repl.-620 pp.-11 litho. h.-t., demi-basane havane, dos lisse, triple filet or, roulette or, titre or, très lég. rouss., rel. de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. « Ouvrage estimé » (Chadenat, 2527). Gay, 3137. Mendelssohn I, p. 49. Édition originale. Very attractive copy.First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cours d'économie politique fait au Collège de France année 1841-42 et année 1842-43

      Paris, Capelle, 1842-1844, 2 vol. in 8°, de 2ff. 420pp. - relié à la suite : Les fortifications de Paris, lettre à M. le Comte Molé. P. Gosselin 1841, 31pp.; & 2ff. III-547pp., demi-basane verte époque, dos lisse à filets dorés, qq; rares rousseurs. Exemplaire de Jules Chodron de Courcel avec un cachet d'inventaire au titre et le nom "J. Chodron" frappé en queue. Edition originale du Cours d'économie de Michel Chevalier successeur de Rossi à la chaire d'économie politique. Vulgarisateur de talent, dans la ligne de Bastiat il va opérer une synthèse originale entre la doctrine libérale libre-échangiste et de celle des saint-simoniens. En 1850 un 3e volume consacré à la monnaie paraîtra séparément. ¶ cf Einaudi 1049 - Goldsmiths' 32532. - Kress C.5766 - Coquelin & Guillaumin I p.363 - Palgrave I p.275 - Walch, 362.

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        Sketches of Costume by Coke Smyth

      [London], 1842. Two albums of original watercolors by noted English painter Coke Smyth (1808-1882), a vibrant series of historical costume designs, consulted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert for inspiration as they planned their Bal Costumé of May 1842, with several annotations by Victoria and an entire page of original sketches by Albert. Smyth's close connection with the the first Earl of Durham, Governor of Canada, and the recent success of his ambitious color-plate book Sketches in the Canadas, most likely account for the attention shown him by Victoria and Albert as they planned the first of three elaborate costume balls at Buckingham Palace. The 125 costume paintings in these albums are strikingly dynamic and fresh, without sacrificing attention to historical detail. The subjects are primarily European, with the second volume devoted largely to English costume, but there are almost two dozen examples of Greek, Turkish, and Arab dress as well, likely inspired by Smyth's journey to Constantinople in the 1830s. Each portrait is captioned with a date and reign ("Elizabethan 1558.1603"), or, in the case of foreign subjects, occupation and region ("Itinerant Merchant / Constantinople"). Occasionally, Smyth provides direct views of historical monarchs, reproducing Moro's portrait of Queen Mary and Van Dyck's portrait of Charles I. Three of the English watercolors in the second volume are annotated in pencil by the queen. On plate 1, a noblewoman during the reign of Richard III, Victoria has written: "This will do." On plate 2, a nobleman in late fourteenth-century dress, she notes: "this also," with a note in a second hand dating the queen's note "May 1842." On plate 59, a scene of two late fourteenth-century women in elaborate headgear, Victoria has made a note that appears to read: "headdress longer." These three plates are penciled with Xs, as are several others from the same historical period, which may indicate the interest of the Queen. On a blank leaf mounted at the end of the second volume, Prince Albert has sketched three designs for a costume based on Edward III's effigy in Westminster Abbey. The largest of these sketches is a recognizable half-length portrait of Albert himself wearing Edward's crown. The other two, less detailed, are outlines of the full-length costume and the king's head and crown. Albert has sketched some individual details as well, such as the knot on Edward's belt. While the royal party did not reproduce in detail any of the historical costume designs proposed by Smyth, their interest in his Plantagenet images appears to have guided their final choices. Victoria dressed as Queen Philippa, and Albert as King Edward III (in the costume he himself had sketched), accompanied by members of the royal household in late fourteenth-century dress. Smyth was commissioned to document the costumes at the ball, and those drawings were published in a commemorative folio of hand-colored lithographs entitled Souvenir of the Bal Costumé, given by Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, at Buckingham Palace, May 12, 1842. The Drawings from the Original Dresses by Mr. Coke Smyth. This volume, with text by antiquarian James Planché, was published in 1843 by London printmakers Colnaghi, who also bound Smyth's watercolor albums. After the publication of Souvenir of the Bal Costumé, Smyth pitched his own idea for a color-plate book, to be entitled The Costume of the Principal Nations of Europe from the Beginning of the 13th to the End of the 17th Century, based on these historical costume watercolors. Colnaghi agreed to Smyth's proposal, and issued a prospectus, but did not attract enough subscribers to make the expensive project viable. These albums remain the only record of Smyth's vision. Individual examples of Smyth's work are found in the Public Archives of Canada (Ottawa); the John Ross Robertson Collection in the Metropolitan Toronto Central Library; the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. A stunning group of original costume watercolors by an accomplished English painter, annotated by Victoria and Albert, a remarkable artifact of the Victorian era. Two folio volumes measuring 11.5 x 12.25 inches, original full green morocco, boards with multiple rules in blind and gilt, cornerpieces stamped in blind, raised bands with ornamental gilt ruling, compartments quadruple-ruled in gilt, cream coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Ink manuscript title in each volume: "Sketches of Costume by Coke Smyth / 1842." 125 original watercolors with penciled annotations, mounted individually onto rectos of heavy card stock with cloth guards. Annotations by Queen Victoria on at least three plates, and one full-page group of pencil sketches by Prince Albert (including a self-portrait) mounted at the end of the second volume. Bindings signed "P & D Colnaghi & Co. Pall Mall East." Foxing to endpapers and some mounts (affecting only a few plates), offsetting to blank pages facing watercolors, light shelfwear to bindings.

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        Journal of a Tour in Greece and the Ionian Islands


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        Un hiver à Majorque

      First edition, for which there were no large paper copies and which appeared in the Collected Works of the author. Half red morocco over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments with black fillets, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, upper cover of first volume preserved, top edge gilt. A good copy in an attractive binding. Hippolyte Souverain Paris 1842 13,5x22,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        A Pedestrian Tour in Calabria & Sicliy

      T.C.Newby, London, 1842.. 8vo. Marbled paper boards with half brown leather, spine has gilt dec. & title. 369pp. Very good, rubbing to cover edges, foxing to endapers, bookseller stamp inside front cover. Light foxing throughout. .

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      1842. La carta raffigura la parte di Lombardia austriaca compresa tra il Ticino e l'Adda. Il disegno è incentrato sulle vie di comunicazione quali: strade, canali e fiumi.Si trova generalmente inserita nell'atlante a corredo dell'opera Storia dei progetti e delle opere per la navigazione interna del Milanese di Giuseppe Bruschetti.Bibliografia: Arrigoni-Bertarelli, n. 3128

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        The Masque of the Red Death in Graham's Magazine

      Graham 1842 - The true first appearance of this classic tale by Edgar Allen Poe, in Vol. 20 of Graham's Magazine. Contains other works by Poe, including Life in Death and To One Departed. The Mask begins on page 257. Very good in likely original binding, with original owner's name in gold lettering on gilt decorated leather label on front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Europe pendant le Consulat et l'Empire de Napoléon. 12 vol.

      Wouters, Raspoet et Cie., Bruxelles 1842 - Tom 1: portrait. [2], 300 p.; Tom 2: portr. [1] ,335 p.; Tom 3: 314 p. portr. Tom 4 : port. 308 p. ; Tom 5 : portr. 316 p. Tom 6 : portr. 316 p. Tom 7 : portr. 316 p. ; Tom 8 : portr. 320 p. Tom 9 : portr. 320 p. Tom 10 : portr. 334 p. ; Tom 11 : portr. 346 p. ; Tom 12 : portr. 328 p. Reliure d'époque. Les 12 volumes sont reliés en 6 tomes. Reliure demi - veaux bleu, dos à quatre nerf orné, titre filets et fleurons dorés. Quelques rousseurs. 12 gravures, portrais, Lithographie Royale, Pierre Degobert (1822 ca ? - 1844) à Bruxelles, avait le titre de "Lithographe royale".- Capefigue, Baptiste (1801-1872) Historien et journaliste. - Journaliste politique, collabora au "Messager des Chambres", au "Moniteur du Commerce", à la "Gazette de France" et à la "Revue des Deux-Mondes". - Ancien élève de l'École des chartes (1821). Livres-en très bon état. Size: In-8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die organische Chemie in ihrer Anwendung auf Physiologie und Pathologie.

      Braunschweig: Verlag Friedrich Vieweg u. Sohn, 1842. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (207x132 mm). xvi, [2], 342, [2] pp. including half title. Contemporary cardboard with handwritten paper label; interior foxed throughout, half title with chipping to fore-edge. ----Garrison-Morton 677; PMM 310b; Waller 5796; Wellcome III, p. 515; Norman 1351; Sparrow 133. - FIRST EDITION. "With this book Liebig introduced the concept of metabolism into physiology" (Garrison-Morton). Liebig envisioned his book, titled Die Thierchemie in later editions, as a complement to his researches into the chemistry of plants. In it he showed, "like Lavoisier, that animal heat is not innate, but the result of combustion, introduced the concept of metabolism (Stoffwechsel); and classified animal foodstuffs as fats, carbohydrates and proteins according to their function. He thus became the founder of the modern science of nutrition" (PMM). The work aroused "sharply divergent reactions... Even those who reacted against it, however, began to view the chemical phenomena of life differently than they had before, for Liebig had provided one of the first comprehensive pictures of the overall meaning of the ceaseless chemical exchanges which form an integral part of the vital processes... As with his agricultural chemistry, Liebig's physiological writings provided an impetus which outlasted the refutation of some of his specific theories" (DSB). Good.

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        Die jüdischen Gauner in Deutschland, ihre Taktik, ihre Eigenthümlichkeiten und ihre Sprache, nebst ausführlichen Nachrichten über die in Deutschland und an dessen Grenzen sich aufhaltenden berüchtigsten jüdischen Gauner

      Auf Kosten Des Verfassers / C. Reimarus, Berlin 1842/1843 Hartkarton Solide Noch Titel: \"Nach Kriminalakten und sonstigen zuverlässigen quellen bearbeitet und zunächst praktischen criminal-und Polizeibeamten gewidmet\". ZWEI BÄNDE, VOLLSTÄNDIG. Zwei pappbezogene Hartkartoneinbände, Efalinecken (Efalin: Strapazierfähiges Feinleinenpapier aus sehr festen Zellstoffen, das sich sehr gut als Einbandmaterial für Bücher eignet. Efalin ist nicht nur schmutzunempfindlich, kratz- und stoßfest, es lässt sich auch hervorragend prägen und ist bestens für den Druck detaillierter Motive geeignet), Efalinrücken mit handgeschriebenen montierten Rückenschildchen, solide und ordentlich trotz Abriebsspuren. Buchschnitt rundum marmoriert. Papier gelegentlich sanft stockfleckig. +++ ERSTER BAND: Zweite Auflage, 1842. VIII, 328 Seiten, inklusive Wörterbuch (letzte 106 Seiten). +++ ZWEITER BAND: Erste Auflage 1843. Vorwort, 364 Seiten. Die Seiten 86 bis zum Schluss enthalten die Portraits und Lebensläufe der sogenannten Gauner.+++ Eine wahre Rarität, eine Schrift aus der Lebenszeit von Heinrich Heine, die uns daran erinnert, dass die Judenfeindlichkeit ein sehr altes Phänomen ist (seit etwa 2500 Jahren) und die dunkelsten Stunden der Geschichte Europas immer prägen wird. +++ 13,5 x 22 cm, 800g +++ Stichwörter: Judenfeindlichkeit Antisemitismus Judaica Kulturgeschichte Verleumdung Kriminalistik Diskriminierung Polizeigeschichte Straftaten Reportage Sensationspresse Versand D: 5,50 EUR

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        Sugli obelischi Torlonia nella villa Nomentana. Ragionamento storico-critico di Francesco Gasparoni.

      Salviucci, 1842. In 4°, bella legatura in marocchino blu notte, armi dei Torlonia impresse in oro ai piatti, dorso e piatti riccamente ornati a secco e in oro, tagli dorati, pp. (8), 81, (3) e 18 tavole fuori testo (protette da velina) in parte a piena pagina e in parte ripiegate, incise in acciaio da Gaetano Cottafavi, che mostrano la costruzione, il trasporto e l'erezione degli obelischi Torlonia. Qualche lieve fioritura, lieve alone marginale su alcune carte, ma nel complesso bella copia.Si tratta di due obelischi di granito delle Alpi eretti alla memoria di G. Torlonia duca di Bracciano. Le tavole rappresentano la Gran Piazza di Villa Torlonia, la cava di Baveno, il trasporto sul Lago Maggiore, il laboratorio degli scalpellini sul Naviglio della Martesana, il viaggio per mare fino a Roma, l'erezione degli obelischi, ecc. Bellissima opera di grande interesse per la navigazione nelle acque interne italiane a quell'epoca e per la descrizione minuziosa di quella che fu una difficile impresa ingegneristica, che portò due monoliti di 20 metri dal Piemonte a Roma attraverso canali, laghi e poi il mare.Catalogo unico, ITICCUUBO0116982.

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        A Journey in the Northern Island of New Zealand...

      Hobart Town: George Rolwegan, 1842. Duodecimo, 206 pp. including appendices; uncut copy in attractive recent green polished half calf. Scarce Hobart printed account of New Zealand travels. This copy has an interesting presentation inscription to the publisher's wife 'Mrs. Rolwegan, with the author's kind regards.' Hocken recommends the quality of Wade's descriptive account while the NZNB applauds it as 'a work of present day rarity and textual value'.Reverend Wade came to New Zealand with William Colenso as a superintendent of the press. He served for six years as a missionary in New Zealand before being installed as the minister of Harrington Street Chapel in Hobart. While serving in Hobart Wade evidently became acquainted with the Franklins, as his account is dedicated, with permission, to Lady Franklin (who also personally subscribed for 6 copies).The 'Appendix gives list of New Zealand plants furnished by Allan Cunningham, with excellent list of their native names' (Hocken). A little modest foxing yet very good.

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        The Masque of the Red Death in Graham's Magazine

      Graham, 1842 The true first appearance of this classic tale by Edgar Allen Poe, in Vol. 20 of Graham's Magazine. Contains other works by Poe, including Life in Death and To One Departed. The Mask begins on page 257. Very good in likely original binding, with original owner's name in gold lettering on gilt decorated leather label on front cover.

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        CANADIAN SCENERY, Illustrated- In Two Volumes

      City Road and Ivy Lane, London-UK: Virtue & Co., 1842. CANADIAN SCENERY, Illustrated- In Two Volumes- by N. P. Willis- Illustrated by W. H. Bartlett- Virtue & Co., City Road and Ivy Lane, London-UK- ND [1842]- 2 Volumes- 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall- 1/2 Red Leather and red pebbled boards. Ornate 6 panel- 5 raised bands on spine with gilt titles and gilt flower patterns- original binding by E. Galibert.- both volumes in VG+ condition, minor rubbing at extremities- tight and clean- 128 pages and 116 pages all clean, no foxing, all plates present and tissue guarded- marbled endpapers and page edges- A fine set indeed!- SEE PHOTOS- Historical significant set of books, with remarable engravings from drawings by Bartlett- Non-fiction-historical-Canada-pictorial-illustrated (4333). No Edition Stated. 1/2 Leather and Pebbled Boards. VG+/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by W. H. Bartlett. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.

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        Illustrirter Plan von Hamburg. Kreisrunde Lithographie um 1855 mit detailreicher Aufsicht auf die Innenstadt Hamburgs, die Wallanlagen, die Binnenalster und Hafen aus der Vogelperspektive: Mit den Neubaufassaden nach dem Hamburger Brand von 1842.

      Bildgröße 17 x 17 cm mit Schmuckumrandung / Blattgröße: 33 x 29 cm. Das Blatt im weißen Außenrand etwas fleckig und fingerfleckig, teils auch stärker, etwas angeknickt. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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      Madison:: Harrison Reed, Printer,. 1842. 8pp, an untrimmed and uncut folio leaf, widely margined. A blank corner chip, and clipped at the blank lower forecorner of page 7. Very Good. A rare, early Wisconsin territorial imprint, printing Governor Doty's request for Congress's advice whether the Territorial Act of 1836 authorized a Legislative Session in December The Act established the maximum number of days for the legislature to sit "in any year." Governor Doty explains that if, as he contended, the word "year" meant "calendar year," no Session was permissible. Moreover, he adds, no appropriations existed for such a Session. FIRST EDITION. AII [WI] 132 [2]. AI 42-5246 [1]. OCLC 60342327 [1- WI Hist, Soc.] [as of October 2014].

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        Zur Erkenntniss unsrer staatswirthschaftlichen Zustande Erstes Heft: Funf Theorem - all published. (First Edition)

      Neubrandenburg und Friedland 1842 - Neubrandenburg und Friedland, G. Barnewitz, 1842. 8vo. viii, 175[1]p; 195mm x 125mm. Pagination adjusted for inserted leaf with numbering 90a - c. First edition. Book condition: very good. Light water stain and remains of adhesive to title page where label previously covering imprint details removed. Small damp mark to fore-edge of first few leaves, some minor offsetting. Minor annotations to foor of p108 and occasional light underlining of text. Blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering. Spine slightly faded. Approx 3cms split from lower edge between rear paste-down and rear free end paper at hinge. Binding sound. This is the first edition of one of Rodbertus's most important works. It contains his critique and development of Ricardian theory. Rodbertus is famous for his accusation that Marx plundered his work. (Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of economic literature 33076). Photographs available on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zur Erkenntnis unsrer staatswirthschaftlichen Zustände. Erstes Heft: Fünf Theoreme. (alles)

      Neubrandenburg und Friedland, Verlag G. Barnewitz, 1842 - VI, 175 Seiten Deckel mit Resten von Aufkleber, Deckelkanten berieben, überklebter Einrtrag auf und hinter Titel, Stempel auf Titel, erste und letzte Seiten deutlicher sonst leicht braunfleckig Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 200 20 cm, schlichter Pappeinband der Zeit mit einem Bibliotheksrückenschild und einem handgeschriebenen Rückenschild.

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        NEUER ORBIS PICTUS fúr die Jugend oder Schauplatz der Natur, der Kunst und des Menschenlebens in 322 lithographirten Abbildungen mit genauer Erklärung in deutscher, lateinischer, französischer und englischer Sprach nach der früheren Anlage des Comenius bearbeitet und dem jetzigen Zeitbedürfnisse gemäss eingerichtet von J. E. Gailer, Lehrer an dem Lyceum in Tubingen. Fünfte, mit Beigabe einer italienischen Ueber sezung vermehrte Auflage.

      xvi, 788 pages. Lithographic frontispiece, and 320 lithographic images on 160 plates, plus one single plate at the end. Recent half calf, gilt over marbled boards. Binding: 23.5 x 15 cm.Fifth edition but the first to include Italian; the text, which takes the form of a dialogue between a teacher and pupil, is arranged in five columns, English, German, French Latin, Italian. An excellent copy in a handsome binding.

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        Album amicorum


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        Cenni sulla vita di Antonio Solario, detto Lo Zingaro [and other works]. Napoli, Serafino Prestia, 1842.

      1842. 4to. 47, (1) pp. With 2 engr. plates. (Bound with) II: Giotto in Napoli e i Giotteschi Napoletani. [Naples, 1848]. (227)-245, (1) pp. III: Della pittura Napoletana prima di Giotto. [Naples, 1848]. (15)-22 pp. IV: Della pittura Napoletana nella prima meta' del secolo XVo. [Naples, 1848]. (1), (192)-200 pp. Contemp. vellum with giltstamped red spine label. Four works on Neapolitan art history by Nicola Laviano (1802-93), the latter three being offprints from the Museo di Scienze e Letteratura (N.S.) XIV-XV. - Vellum covers slightly warped. From the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. ICCU SBL\0747323.

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        Relation d'un voyage d'exploration au Nord-Est de la colonie du Cap de Bonne-Espérance, entrepris dans les mois de Mars, Avril et Mai 1836.

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1842. ____ Première édition. Illustré par une carte dépliante et 11 lithographies à deux teintes hors-texte. Né à Pignan dans l'Hérault, Thomas Arbousset (1810-1877) se convertit au contact d'un voisin aveugle auquel il faisait la lecture de la Bible, de récits missionnaires et d'histoires des persécutions endurés par leurs ancêtres huguenots. C'est à l'occasion de ces lectures qu'il décida de devenir missionnaire. La Société des missions évangéliques l'envoya au Lesotho où il séjourna vingt-sept ans. Quelques rousseurs.*****. In-8. Collation : X, (2), 620 pp., une carte et 11 gravures hors-texte. Demi-basane brune, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A Descriptive Vocabulary of The Language in Common Use amongst the Aborigines of Western Australia...

      London: Wm. S. Orr, 1842. Octavo; mostly unopened copy in original green cloth, with 4-pp. advertisements bound in. Moore, a lawyer, landed proprietor and diarist, arrived at the Swan River Settlement on the brig Cleopatra in 1830; over the following decades he became a large land-holder at his property Millendon and was appointed advocate-general.Less than a month after arriving in the settlement, Moore accompanied the colonial secretary on a search-party to find Aborigines implicated in a robbery. From this period on he would express sympathetic concern for the local tribes, and made a sustained effort to learn their language and understand their stories.This work is based on the preliminary studies of the explorer George Grey. Moore greatly expanded and enhanced the material, producing a genuinely descriptive vocabulary of the language in common use amongst the Aborigines of Western Australia. As with all good works of this sort, Moore's work makes fascinating reading, as it includes detailed observations regarding the habits, manners and customs of the natives and the natural history of the country.Throughout, Moore's work gives a real insight into the lives of the settlers themselves; thus 'Janjin... the native pear tree. It bears a thing which looks provokingly like a good fruit'. Crude repair to title-page, some wear to extremities, else good.

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        Histoire du somnambulisme chez tous les peuples sous les noms divers d'extases, songes, oracles et visions; examen des doctrines théoriques et philosophiques de l'antiquité et des temps modernes, sur ses causes, ses effets, ses abus, ses avantages, et l'utilité de son concours avec la médecine.

      P., F. Malteste, 1842, 2 vol. in 8°, de 454pp-1f., 440pp., demi-basane aubergine époque, dos lisse à filets dorés, qq. rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire. Rare et recherché, un des meilleurs traités sur le sujet. Divination, oracles, songes, prophéties sacrées et extases chez les Anciens; de la cessation graduelle des oracles depuis l'ère chrétienne; extases et visions mystiques; Van Helmont et le somnambulisme naturel, Mesmer et le somnambulisme magnétique, Deleuze, Puységur, etc. ¶ Crabtree n°455: "The best and most important histories of animal magnetisme and somnambulism ever written." - Caillet n°4383: "Excellent ouvrage" - Barrucand 167 - Dorbon n°1835.

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        England's Exiles; or, a View of a System of Instruction and Discipline, as carried into effect during the voyage to the Penal Colonies of Australia.

      London: Darton and Clark, 1842. Small octavo, 238 pp., original printer's green cloth. Important book by Browning building on his experience as a Surgeon on board convict transports, most notably the Elphinstone which arrived in Hobart in 1836. Browning could not be accused of lacking piety, but the present work does provide a well-considered and argued account of overdue reforms to the practice of transportation, and was published in time to be of some impact on the last twenty years or so of ships being sent to Australia. Throughout there are glimpses of life on board based on his own experiences. An appendix deals with preventative medicine: hygiene, clothing, diet, exercise.Colin Arrott Browning (1791-1856) was appointed an assistant surgeon in the navy in 1813, and surgeon less than four years later. Well educated - he took his degree from Edinburgh University Medical College in 1825 - he first visited Australia in the convict ship Surry (arrived Sydney, 1831) and later served in a similar capacity in the Arab (Hobart, 1834), Elphinstone (Hobart, 1836), Margaret (Sydney, 1840), Tortoise (Hobart, 1842), Earl Grey (Hobart, 1843), Mount Stewart Elphinstone (Hobart, 1845) and Hashemy (Sydney, 1849). 'A kindly and religious man but restricted and narrow in outlook, [he] protested against sick prisoners being embarked and complained of the quantity and quality of the medicines and medical comforts placed in convict ships. He was attentive in the medical care of the prisoners and sought to further their education' (ADB).It was in this work that Browning really explained the nature of the reforms he was proposing, with a view to future surgeon-superintendents having a much more coherent and sensible plan to follow, rather than the very modest instructions with which he had been favoured. In his preface Browning does suggest that he has seen evidence that some reforms of the nature explained here had recently been adopted in some ships conveying female convicts. The first few leaves with very minor dampstaining to bottom margin; generally very good in the original printer's green cloth, rather scuffed.

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        La Guienne historique et monumentale

      Imp. de P. Coudert. First Edition. Bound in half navy shagreen, smooth back with traces of friction decorated with arabesques and romantic double gilt, upper caps threadbare, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, some snags without too much gravity on cuts, bindings of the time. Illustrated book of 287 boards inset with 3 colors. Some spots. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Imp. de P. Coudert Bordeaux 1842-1844 20x29,5cm 4 volumes reliés en 2

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        Scenery of the Pyrenees.

      Londres, Colnaghi & Puckle, 1842. ____ Première édition. Ce très rare album pyrénéen est illustré par 26 lithographies en couleurs. C'est un panorama complet des Pyrénées : Barrèges, Argelés, Eaux-Bonnes, Gavarni, Luz, Cauterets, Bagnères, Luchon, Saint-Béat, Foix, Pau et Toulouse Il s'agit d'un des quelques exemplaires coloriés à l'époque. L'ouvrage se trouve le plus souvent en noir et blanc, certains ont des lithographies teintées, mais aucun exemplaire en couleur n'est apparu sur marché depuis plus de trente ans. Papier légèrement bruni. ***** First edition. This rare album is illustrated with 26 color lithographs. It is a comprehensive view of the Pyrenees. One of the few contemporary colored copies. In-folio. Collation : (4) pp., 26 planches hors-texte. Demi-basane rouge. (Reliure du début du XXe.).

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      London. for the Author 1842 - Oblong elephant folio, period half morocco worn. Title, dedication, 4 pages, 2 page list of subscribers and 28 of 32 lithograph plates being 4 plans and 24 views. Title a bit frayed and some spotting. A sadly defective copy of a very scarce book. Only one copy listed at auction and 7 on COPAC. Despite a lucrative private practice, in the competitions for public buildings that formed such a significant feature of late Georgian architectural activity, Hopper was almost uniformly unsuccessful. Defeated by Barry in the Houses of Parliament competition, 1835-6, Hopper was one of the most persistent and percipient critics of the competition judges, setting out detailed grounds for objection in his Letter to the . First Commissioner of his Majesty's Works (1837); pursued the controversy in Hopper versus Cust, on the . Rebuilding of the Houses of Parliament (1837); and eventually went to the considerable expense of publishing his own designs in this large sumptuous elephant folio.

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        Londres et les Anglais

      Gustave Barba. First edition, first printing of illustration, featuring a vignette on the title, a portrait and 23 inset plates engraved on wood by Gavarni.Contemporary binding in half morocco eggplant wedges, signed Carayon, back with five nerves nfaux ornate boxes, nets and gilded florets, wrappers and back preserved and bound in.  Gustave Barba Paris s.d.[1842] 19,5x29cm relié

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        Architectural picture alphabet.

      Vienna: J. de Pian and L. Müller, 1842-44. Folio. 26ff. Twenty-six color lithographs after Jean Baptiste de Pian, printed and finished by hand by the noted Viennese lithographers Leopold Müller, Johann Höfelich, and M. R. Toma, each tipped into mounts and matted. Each plate in this series has a large letter of the alphabet fully incorporated as part of the internal decoration or architectural structure of various buildings, set in realistic landscapes. The buildings range from traditional European domestic architecture to exotic Babylonian and Egyptian temples, Moorish mosques, Indian porticoes adorned with stone elephants, and a Chinese palace. The illustrations directly reference many periods and styles of art and architecture, including the Classical, Baroque, Eclectic, Gothic, and Romantic movements. In his essay on Pian's alphabet, Dr. Anton Durstmüller notes that the letters also correspond with architectural elements in the scenes. In one illustration, the letter F forms the shape of a kitchen hearth, which is "Feuerstätte" in German. The illustrations are imaginative and nuanced, with attention to the finest architectural details. Jean Baptiste de Pian, also known as Giovanni Battista de Pian, belonged to a family of Italian artists who immigrated from Venice to Vienna in the late 18th century. Jean Baptiste's father and grandfather were both draughtsmen, painters, and engravers who also worked as set designers for the Imperial Court Theater of Vienna. This set is extremely rare; only one other copy has sold at auction in the last thirty-five years. A facsimile was published in Vienna in 1973, a copy of which accompanies this set. Housed in a blue board folding case. Some imprints slightly shaved, most lower imprints cropped, adhesion abrasion from old matting on a few images, minor marginal soiling, and scattered foxing. With the bookplate of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow inside the front cover of the box. (Durstmüller, Ein Schmuckalphabet Aus Wien).

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        Notices on Chinese Grammar. Part I. Orthography and Etymology....

      Batavia. Mission Press. 1842. [4pp] + 148pp. Handsome later half-crushed morocco, marbled paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt. Presentation copy inscribed "From the Rev. Char Gutzlaff" in ink on first blank, ownership details of "G.G. Alexander R.M. Artillery/Chusan Feby 1843. Notes in ink, in Chinese and English, relating to Chinese study on several leaves, some marginalia, last blank includes pencilled notes apparently in a romanization of Chinese. Edges water stained, some browning. Lust 1014. Cordier 1669- Löwendahl 1670. Octavo. 21.5 x 12.5cm. Rare. Although standard bibliographies such as Lust 'Western Books on China Published up to 1850' state that Philo Sinensis was the pseudonym of Walter Henry Medhurst, "Philo Sinensis" is also usually accepted as the pseudonym used by Carl Gutzlaff around this time and what is believed to be his work appears in publications such as the Chinese Repository using this pseudonym. The use of Philo-Sinensis as the compiler of this grammar seems to be without doubt as stated in The Chinese Repository (Volume II, 1842 page 318) "Still our best thanks are due to Mr Gutzlaff who often takes the signature Philosinsesus) for compiling, and to Mr Medhurst for revising and publishing this volume...". Bridgmann notes at the end of his review that "The responsibility for the publication at least in a pecuniary point of view rests with Mr Medhurst." Missionary printer Walter William Medhurst arrived in Malacca in 1817 where he quickly learnt Malay and also became literate in Chinese. He worked in Batavia as superintendent of the London Missionary Society's printing press with John Robert Morrison [1814 - 1843], (son of the pioneer of Protestant mission work in China) and William Milne [1785 - 1822]. Following a period working at the LMS press in Malaacca, Rev. Medhurst moved first to Penang and then to Batavia where this book was published. He finally took up residence in China after the conclusion of the First Opium War and opening of Shanghai as a Treaty Port in 1843. He was one of the translator's of the Delegates' version of the New Testament. His output of works was impressive - 59 in Chinese, 6 in Malay and 27 in English.Fellow missionary E.C. Bridgman wrote in The Chinese Repository (Volume 11. Page 317) "This little volume of grammatical Notices is a book almost unique in its mode of printing. In 1831 and 1832, Mr Medhurst, the indefatigable superintendent of the Batavia Mission and its 'mission press', published two vocabularies, Japanese and Corean, which were printed entirely by lithography. The toil and expense of writing out so many words and writing them too in a Roman text hand, induced Mr Medhurst to try if he could not use common movable types and lithographic printing in conjunction; and this little book is the result. All the English portion of it was 'set up' (as the printers phrase it) in movable types with blanks left for Chinese characters, and an impression was then taken and transferred to the lithographic stone, on which the blanks for Chinese writing were afterwards filled in with the pencil, - and the whole was then printed together in the same manner as ordinary lithography" (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157183)....

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