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        CARTA DELLA PARTE DELLA LOMBARDIA AUSTRIACA COMPRESA TRA L-ADDA ED IL TICINO.

      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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        LA COMMEDIA di DANTE ALIGHIERI illustrata da UGO FOSCOLO. Tomo Primo, Secondo, Terzo e Quarto.

      Londra, Pietro Ronaldi, 1842. - Quattro volumi in 8¡(cm. 22,5), ottima legatura in cartone recente con copertine originali fig. riportate ai piatti, titolo e fregi oro su tassello al dorso, pp. XXX, 467(1); 395(1); 560; 418. Le prime XX pagine contengono la prefazione di G.Mazzini, che si firma Un Italiano. Si tratta della prima edizione commentata dal Foscolo, molto stimata e ricercata. Varie annotazioni a matita leggera, ma esemplare fresco e nitido, ad ampi margini, con barbe. Non sono presenti le 10 tavole con le illustrazioni, che mancano comunque in molti esemplari in quanto, come si pu˜ leggere in un avviso dell'editore, la dispensa con le tavole veniva venduta separatamente ed il suo acquisto non era obbligatorio. Vedasi Mambelli, 229. Leo S. Olschki, catalogo LI (1902) "Edizione stimatissima ed, in Italia, assai rara". [Attributes: 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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        COMMUNICATION OF THE GOVERNOR OF WISKONSAN, AS ONE OF THE BRANCHES OF THE LEGISLATURE, TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, IN RELATION TO THE RIGHT OF THE LEGISLATURE TO HOLD A SESSION ON THE FIRST MONDAY IN DECEMBER, 1842.

      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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        Chess Player's Chronicle, The

      London: R Hastings, 1842. viii+376 pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in period cloth with blind stamped covers with gilt insignia, and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Volume III. (Betts: 7-1) First edition.The Chess Player's Chronicle, founded by Howard Staunton and extant from 1841–56 and 1859–62, was the world's first successful English-language magazine devoted exclusively to chess. Various unrelated but identically or similarly named publications were published until 1902. The earliest chess magazine in any language was the French Le Palamède, published in 1836-39 and 1842-47. In 1837 George Walker introduced an English-language magazine, the Philidorian, that was devoted to "chess and other scientific games". Only six issues of it were published, and it "expired in May, 1838". The Chess Player's Chronicle became the first successful English-language chess magazine. In 1840 or 1841 Staunton bought the fortnightly magazine The British Miscellany and Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1841 it became The Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1843, the Chess Player's Chronicle became a shilling monthly magazine. Staunton "made the inclusion of a large number of games by himself and other leading players of the day a special feature" of the magazine. He also used the magazine as a forum for attacking others. Staunton was the owner and editor of the magazine until the early 1850s, when he sold it to R.B. O'Brien. O'Brien became editor of the magazine, but was unable to continue its success and discontinued it in 1856 because of financial losses and his own illness. It reappeared in 1859 under the editorship of Ignatz Kolisch, Zytogorski, and Josef Kling, but survived only until July 1862. Thereafter, a number of magazines appeared with the same or similar name (such as Chess Players' Chronicle) appeared. Arthur Skipworth, assisted by William Wayte and Charles Ranken, wrote The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle, which was published in York from February 1868 to December 1871. Skipworth, who had left Bilsdale for Tetford Rectory, Horncastle, and John Wisker became the editors of the new The Chess Players' Chronicle in February 1872. Johann Löwenthal began writing for it in 1873. The magazine ran until 1875. In January 1876, it was succeeded by The Chess Player's Chronicle, whose editor-in-chief was J. Jenkin of Helensburgh. Its editorial staff consisted of Jenkin, Skipworth, Ranken, Wayte, and Andrew Hunter of Glasgow. Billed as a "monthly record of provincial chess", it was published at Glasgow, costing sixpence. Its short run under Jenkin's editorship was marked by xenophobia. The February issue stated that the West End Club had "cleared away the disturbing foreign element which infected the Divan" and referring to Wilhelm Steinitz as "the hot-headed little Austrian". Its third and last issue was published in March. The magazine reappeared in January 1877. It was now under Ranken's editorship, assisted by J. Crum, G. B. Fraser, Skipworth, and Wayte. The first issue apologized for "certain offensive statements and insinuations, seriously affecting the honor of some eminent players", and explained that some members of the present editorial staff had only contributed games and other inoffensive material to it in 1875. Ranken continued to edit the magazine until September 1880. In 1881, the title was enlarged to The Chess Player's Chronicle, and Journal of Indoor and Outdoor Sports, and "the magazine's importance in the chess world was no longer the same". None of these magazines compared in quality with what Staunton had achieved, and the success of the British Chess Magazine, by the turn of the century a superb magazine, put an end to the title in 1902.Condition:Corners bumped, earlier owner's stamp to title, some pencil notations through out, recased with original spine and new end papers, some foxing to back pages else a very good copy.

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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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        DESIGNS FOR THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF SUSSEX

      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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        Catalogue of the greater portion of the Valuable Publications of the Revd T.F. Dibdin, D.D. Purchased for Joseph Walter King Eyton, Esqr. … by Messrs Pickering and Thorpe, At the Sale of the Library of Sir G.H. Freeling, Bart. By Messrs Evans On Tuesday June 7 and following Day, 1842

      Elgin Villa, Leamington, 1842. With a watercolor coat of arms. 21 leaves in ink in a minute hand, rectos only, with a clipping from the Times tipped to last leaf; the remainder of the notebook is blank. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Half black calf. Worn, spine perished, front board hanging. Internally clean and very good. Custom morocco backed folding box. With a watercolor coat of arms. 21 leaves in ink in a minute hand, rectos only, with a clipping from the Times tipped to last leaf; the remainder of the notebook is blank. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Mad about Dibdin. Manuscript account of the Dibdin portion of the sale of the books of G.H. Freeling, including a Bibliographical Decameron, two volumes extended to ten, and the supplement extended to two, 12 volumes in all, extra-illustrated with portraits, prints, drawings, autograph letters, in full blue morocco by Lewis: "Charles Lewis had carte blanche to do the needful in his way … Purchased by Pickering for £150/0/0 … Proofs of the whole of the plates of Dibdins Tour in France and Germany … unique set, folio, bound in Red morocco by Lewis, Purchased by Pickering for £93/0/0" With a Signed twice by the collector, and inscribed to Mr. Charlton, 2nd July, 1842 With the signature of a Dibdin descendant, 1933.

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        La Bohème Quatre actes de MM. G. Giacosa et L. Illica. Version française de Paul Ferrier. Musique de Giacomo Puccini

      cartonnage rouge estampé de l'éditeur Première édition française de la partition pour chant et piano. Envoi a. s.: à Monsieur Em. Mennesson, Giacomo Puccini. Paris, 17/1/99. Émile Mennesson (1842-1920) était facteur de piano, luthier et marchand d'instruments, à Reims. Mélomane abusif et fou, il n'assistait qu'à la troisième représentation d'un Opéra ou d'un récital, au fauteuil 51 précisément, fauteuil qui lui était en permanence réservé et qu'il occupait chaque fois une violette cendrée à la boutonnière, quelle que fut la saison. Nombre de musiciens et compositeurs (ainsi Debussy qui fit le voyage de Reims pour lui porter Pelleas dédicacé) le fréquentaient et connaissaient sa réputation. Facteur reconnu mondialement, il est l'inventeur du Molliphone Mennesson qui assourdit le piano à volonté et à un tel point que ni des pièces contiguës, ni des appartements situés au-dessous, on n'entend les études musicales. Heureusement, ce dispositif tarda à se répandre dans les appartements parisiens et Jules Laforgue put écrire sa Complainte des Pianos qu'on entend dans les quartiers aisés. Ces enfants, à quoi rêvent-elles, dans les ennuis des ritournelles ? « Préaux des soirs, Christs des dortoirs ! » Et Mennesson de piano ?

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        Flore médicale décrite par MM. Chaumeton, Poiret, Chamberet, peinte par Mme E. Panckoucke et par M. J. Turpin. Nouvelle publication.

      Paris, Panckoucke, 1842. ____ Cette nouvelle édition - de plus grand format que la première - est illustré par 421 planches en couleurs (360 et 61). Le dernier volume est une " Iconographie végétale ou organisation des végétaux", illustrée au moyen de figures analytiques par P. J. F. Turpin, avec un texte explicatif raisonné et une notice biographique sur Turpin, par Richard. Des planches très légérement brunies. Bel exemplaire. Nissen 349. *****. 7 volumes in-4. [270 x 169 mm] Collation : Demi-chagrin rouge, dos orné en long. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Les deux frères (La rabouilleuse)

      Hippolyte Souverain. Edition originale rare qui deviendra Un ménage de garçon dans l'édition Furne des Oeuvres puis La rabouilleuse dans l'édition définitive de La Comédie humaine. Balzac y peint, sous les traits de Joseph et Philippe Brideau, Eugène Delacroix et son frère.bindings en demi basane mouchetée, spine lisses ornés de filets dorés, plats de papier raciné, bindings de l'époque.Quelques mouillures claires, exemplaire court de marge.Provenance: de la bibliothèque du château du Lac Tegern (Tegernsee), propriété du Prince Charles-Théodore de Bavière (1795-1875). Charles-Théodore de Bavière, fils du premier roi de Bavière Maximilien Ier, était  "Generalfeldmarschall" et conseiller privé du roi de Bavière (Tampon "S.K.H.D Prinzen Carl V. Bayern Güter Administration Tegernsee"). Rare exemplaire, de provenance princière, en bindings strictement du temps. Hippolyte Souverain Paris 1842 12,5x19,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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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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        MASTER TIMOTHY'S BOOK CASE; or the Magic - Lanthorn of the World.

      1st edition (Gimbel H381 ["1844"]; Kitton, 'Dickensiana' 532; Miller, p. 246; NCBEL III, 794). Not in Wolff. SIGNED by Cruikshank on the recto of the frontis leaf. London: William Emans, 1842. [2], 3, [1 (blank)], 593, [1] pp. "Directions to the Binder" last page. Frontis, engraved title & 14 inserted plates. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-1/4" Average wear to binding. 2 prior owner signatures. Modest foxing. A Very Good copy.

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        Report of the Dinner Given to Charles Dickens, in Boston, February 1, 1842. Reported by Thomas Gill and William English, reporters on the Morning Post. Most of the speeches revised by their authors. FIRST EDITION.

      Boston: William Crosby and Co. 1842 Orig. pale pink printed wrappers; spine later reinforced with appropriate paper. Blind university stamp on title. 66pp.BL, NLS & V&A only on Copac. Dickens first trip to America (which was memoralised in American Notes

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        Album Pittoresque d'un Voyage autour du Monde, exécuté par ordre du gouvernement Français. Gravures en taille-douce entièrement dessinées par l'Amiral Paris. Texte par M. Casimir Henricy, publiciste, ancien marin, ayant fait partie de l'expédition.

      Paris: Ch. Noblet, n.d., but, 1842. Oblong folio, with 25 engraved plates; some foxing, cloth a bit spotted, small chip from corner of title-page; yet a very good copy in original crimson cloth, lettered and decorated in black and gilt. A scarce series of views of places visited by Laplace's Artémise voyage, bearing a short inscription by the author explaining his commission aboard the Artémise, signed by Pâris and dated 1886.The plates, all by Pâris, include a fine Hawaiian view ("Honorourou, capitale d'Ouahou, vu du mouillage - Iles Hawaï") as well as a view of the Tasmanian penal settlement("Etablissement Pénitentiaire de Port Arthur - Terre de Van Diemen"). 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, Philippines, China, and South America.Pâris started his naval career on the Astrolabe under Dumont d'Urville; he sailed as an officer on the Favorite on Laplace's first voyage, and sailed again with Laplace on the 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 was not his only book: his important study of native ship-building (Essai sur la construction navale des peuples extra-européens) was published in 1841.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 must be one of the scarcest books relating to the French grands voyages, and one wonders whether there may have been some impediment to full publication.These images are of Laplace's second voyage, a voyage that set out to consolidate French interests in the Pacific, particularly in Tahiti and Hawaii. The visit to Hawaii in July 1839 was one of "avowed hostility" (Judd), forcing the government to sign a treaty granting freedom of worship by Catholics, the introduction of French priests, wines and brandies, and the trial of French nationals by foreign juries only, backed up by a $20,000 guarantee, which emptied the treasury.

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        A Ramble in Malta and Sicily, in the Autumn of 1841.

      London: Tyler & Reed for Smith, Elder & Co, 1842. Royal octavo, chromolithographic additional title by Angas, printed by M. and N. Hanhart, engraved dedication plate, 12 tinted lithographic plates by Angas, two wood-engraved illustrations; in original green cloth, all edges gilt. First edition of Angas' first illustrated work, published the year before he sailed for Australia. This is a subscriber's copy, signed John Abraham on the front free endpaper: there are one hundred and seventy-nine names (including 'Abraham, J. Esq.') on the list of subscribers, and one hundred and ninety-seven copies subscribed for.Angas early showed an interest in natural history and art, but as a young man took a place in a London office. He studied under the natural history artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, thanking the latter's 'new and infallible system' of drawing in the introduction to this work. In August 1841 he left on a tour of the Mediterranean, returning in November, and publishing this account of the trip less than a year later.The work features a handsome series of twelve lithographic plates, taken from his own sketches from nature and drawn by him on the stone. The letterpress is taken from Angas' journal and shows his lively and inquisitive imagination, as well as giving many descriptive details of the pictures.Now surprisingly rare, the Ramble shows Angas coming to maturity as an artist, and makes an important addition to any collection of Australian illustrated books. Plates a little spotted else very good.

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        New Government House, Sydney.

      Sydney: J.S. Prout, 1842. Lithographic view, 185 x 295 mm; mounted. An idyllic view of Government House and its castellated bathing house seen across Farm Cove, from the Botanical Gardens. The signal station on Fort Phillip Hill is in the background to the left and Macquarie Fort to the right. The view was one of the suite of lithographs which Prout published in four parts as Sydney Illustrated.John Skinner Prout arrived in Sydney in 1841 and spent three years lecturing on art, working as a scene painter and art teacher. He made extensive sketching tours of New South Wales, before travelling to Van Diemen's Land in January 1844 where he worked for four years before returning to England. Lacking margins.

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        Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode, 1842, drittes Quartal.

      Anton Strauß, 1842. 40 SeitenEhem. Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel und Signatur. Noch GUTER Zustand, ein paar Gebrauchsspuren. Einband bestossen, kleinere Anstreichungen möglich. Ex-library with stamp and signature. Still in a GOOD condition, same visible traces of use, bumped, small markings possible. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         PLEIADE (La) Ballades, fabliaux. Nouvelles et légendes. Homère, Veda-Vyasa, Marie de France, Burger, Hoffmann, Ludwig Tieg, Ch. Dickens, Gavarni, H. Blaze.

      Paris, L. Curmer, 1842, pet. in 8°, ill. de 11 front. gravés à l'eau-forte, 1 planche h.t. et 66 vignettes in t. gravées sur bois d'après les dessins de Penguilly, Jacque, Jeanron, Trimolet, Féart, Daubigny, Pauquet, dont 10 sur Chine monté, demi-chagrin marron XIXe, dos à caissons dorés, t. dorée, rousseurs. Exemplaire du premier tirage de ce recueil romantique fort recherché, formé de dix livraisons parues séparément en 1841 et réunies sous ce titre. Il comprend : BURGER, Léonore, - HOFFMANN, le Conseiller Krespel - DICKENS le Baron de Grogzwig - EMMICH, Geneviève de Brabant - HOMÈRE le Combat des rats et des grenouilles - BLAZE Rosemonde - SAVITRI Episode de Mahabharate - GAVARNI Madame Acker - MARIE DE FRANCE Lai des deux amants - TIECK la Réconciliation. Belle impression de Curmer. ¶ " un des plus importants livres illustrés du XIXe siècle " (Cartertet) - Escoffier, le mouvement romantique, n°1886 - Vicaire VI/704

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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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        Objections to the project of His Excellency Sir George Gipps, for raising a Loan to be secured on the ordinary Revenue of the Colony; submitted by His Excellency to the Legislative Council of New South Wales, 1841.

      Sydney: James Tegg, George Street, 1842. Octavo, 20 pp.; in plain brown wrappers. Scarce attack on Gipps: the final ten pages comprise a protest regarding the New South Wales Legislative Council signed by both John Jamison and John Blaxland. Having unsuccessfully sought English aid in cancelling immigration orders after the expensive rush of bounty immigrants, and after being severely censured for issuing orders in excess of land revenue, Gipps submitted a plan to the Local Legislature 'for raising by Debentures the sum of £200,000, to be secured on, and paid out of the Ordinary Revenue of the Colony, if not satisfied within three years, out of the Land Fund, and bearing interest not exceeding the rate of six per cent. per annum, payable out of the Ordinary Revenue of the Colony... '. This pamphlet sets out the objections to the plan, which was not accepted. Gipps was then forced to draw on the military chest, and when that was exhausted, withdrew government deposits from the banks to meet the deficits already incurred for bounty payments. When all these measures proved inadequate, he finally borrowed £50,000 in debentures, "a daring innovation" (ADB). Very good.

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        The Trust Account [for the] Estate of William Rae Deceased, with Wellwood Hyslop and Andrew Murray his executors and trustees, Jamaica...

      1842 7 numbered pages of ms. on 5 folio sheets, ms. title on first page & with secretarial notes on final page, as originally sewn & with signed ms. witness statement attached with pin; old folds & a little dusted.The Rae brothers, James, William and John, were Scottish born plantation owners on the Island of Jamaica. James died in 1815 whereupon his estate was divided equally between his siblings. William died in 1837 assigning Wellwood Hyslop and Andrew Murray, to execute his will and oversee the ongoing operations at his plantations, Petersfield, St. Davids and St. Thomas. This document, drawn up by the solicitors Mais & Duff, records the outstanding accounts up until the death of Murray on 18 December, 1841. Wellwood Hyslop, the surviving trustee, was an influential merchant and public figure in Jamaica. His roles included that of Colonel in the Surrey Militia horse Regiment, a member of the House of Assembly for the constituency of Port Royal, magistrate and judge, and chairman of the Planters' Bank.

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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" .

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        Ansicht des Hilmteiches].

      , Ohne Jahr (um 1842). - Hübsche und detaillierte Ansicht des Hilmteiches noch vor seiner Vergrößerung. Links ist die kleine Gastwirtschaft zu sehen, die erst 1858 zum „Hilmteichschlössl" ausgebaut wurde. Im Hintergrund der Schöckel. - Auf Untersatzkarton montiert; dieser verso mit dem Bleistiftvermerk „Hilmteich 1842". Das Aquarell im Himmel etw. lichtrandig u. fleckig. Unterer Rand mit winzigem Ausriß. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Orig.-Aquarell (17,5 x 21,1 cm). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Voyage dans l'Amerique du Sud 1864-1865.[Various places in South America], 1864-1865]. Oblong 1mo (ca. 33.5 x 52 cm). Album with 98 watercolours (the majority ca. 20 x 33 cm) mounted on the thick album leaves and mostly signed with monogram "E", titled and dated in ink on the mounts. Contemporary blind- and gold-tooled green sheepskin (Maison Alphonse Giroux, Paris).

      - On Quesnel: Numa Broc, Amérique, p. 269. Album with spectacular watercolour views of many places in South America, painted by Edouard Quesnel (1842-1891). In June 1864, Quesnel undertook a voyage to South America and toured Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay before returning home to Le Havre in April 1865. He recorded his impressions in the present album of watercolours and in a series of letters addressed to his mother. The correspondence was published posthumously as Souvenirs de Voyage (Rouen, 1892). Quesnel's letters often refer to the sketches he is making. His remarks suggest that he based the watercolours in present album on those field sketches. He made them for his mother, writing to her from Montevideo on 13 December: "Ma chère et bonne mère . en somme ce ne sont des croquis faits à la hâte, mais d'après lesquels on pourrait faire de jolies choses. Je n'en occupe surtout par la pensée qu'ils pourront vous faire plaisir à voir." (Souvenirs, pp. 115-116). Quesnel succeeds in painting precisely and at the same impressionistically, combining topographical exactness with very subtle nuances of light and colour. But he doesn't just reproduce the landscape, he also records his own, personal perception, reflecting the subjective experiences of a Frenchman travelling through South America in the 1860s. Little is known of Quesnel's work beyond the present album and a large album of French landscapes. With occasional minor foxing, but otherwise in fine condition. Part of the inside front hinge has come loose and there are a few small scuff marks, but the binding is otherwise very good. Splendid views of South America, made on a voyage in 1864 and 1865.

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        Les Ressources de Quinola

      The rare first edition. Half caramel morocco, spine in five compartments, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, restored wrappers preserved, marbled edges.Foxed. With an important autograph inscription signed by Honoré de Balzac to his friend Laurent-Jan, to whom Vautrin was dedicated, and the model for Bixiou, Léon de Lora and several other characters in The Human Comedy.He was at the same time Balzac's best friend, trusted secretary, ghost writer and perhaps even "beloved.""the singular phenomenon of the inventor who moved, in 16th century Barcelona, a vessel by steam past three hundred thousand spectators; that today we have no idea what became of him, denies this rage. But I've guessed the why, and that is [the basis of] my Comedy" (letter to Mme Hanska). The Resources of Quinola is at the same time Scapin's Deceits and The Marriage of Figaro. Balzac's ambition from the 1840s up to his death was in essence to make a name for himself comparable to that of his illustrious predecessors. A hope as futile as it was abiding, he nonetheless never doubted his imminent success despite every setback.The author of The Human Comedy may well have thought that the principal source of humor in the work was the hero and his scathing repartee. For Balzac in fact knew this character, this fierce and eloquent harlequin, well - his name was Laurent-Jan and he was Balzac's most faithful friend in the last years of his life.Though most of their correspondence seems to have disappeared, it is thought that they met before 1835 (Albéric Second mentions a dinner in the rue Casini, where Balzac lived from 1829 to 1835).An eccentric and provocative character, Laurent-Jan had pride of place in the Bohemian life that Balzac led during these years, most notably with Léon Gozlan, Charles Lassailly, Paul Gavarni and Albéric Second, according to whom the writer "was slumming it both pleasurably and profitably" (Maurice Regard, Balzac et Laurent-Jan).All of them remained silent on the "excesses" of these tumultuous years, of which some eloquent traces have nonetheless come down to us in their correspondence; like the letter in which Balzac invites Gavarni to a soirée at Laurent-Jan's to "stretch a very well dressed chotepis a tad," signed "TicTac dit vit d'ours [TicTac, quick say bear]". Laurent-Jan was the principal organizer of these Balzacian orgies in his house at 23 rue des Martyrs, which inspired some scenes in The Human Comedy:"The seraglio, like the salon of a brothel, offered temptations for every eye and voluptuaries for every taste. There was a dancer naked under veils of silk, pretend-virgins who breathing sacral innocence, aristocratic beauties - proud and indolent, a pale and chaste Englishwoman, and young ladies starting conversations by establishing certain basic truths, such as: "Virtue we'll leave to the ugly and hunchbacked!" (cf. Hervé Manéglier, Les artistes au bordel, 1997).These crazy years coincided in Balzac's work with characters who were sexually ambivalent or clearly homosexual, like the androgynous Zambinella and Séraphita, Raphaël de Valentin, who had "a sort of effeminate grace," Louis Lambert "always gracious, like a woman in love," Lucien de Rubempré, and above all the character now considered the first homosexual in French literature: Vautrin.Seeing this particular interest for different sexualities evidenced in The Human Comedy between 1830 and 1836 (but not before or after, if Maurice Regard is to be believed), a number of commentators have been interested in Balzac's sexuality during this period, in which the author was 'with' almost all his young collaborators.Thus, S. J. Bérard and P. Citron raise the question of the surprising witticisms that run through Balzac's correspondence with his young "protégés." "You, who tell me to fuck myselfyou've summed up my feelings about you perfectly - so come here, then, and get yourself fucked; and be quick about it!" he writes to Latouche. Even stranger are the formulas with which he signs off his correspondence with Eugène Sue, which are a little surprising to say the least: "Yours, in the Pineal Gland," "Yours perineally," "I admire your foreskin and I remain yours," etc.We've not found any correspondence with Laurent-Jan before 1840, at which time he writes Balzac letters commencing "Beloved," or "My darling," and ending with an explicit "I press myself against your great big chest."According to allusions by some of his contemporaries, this dual sexuality of Balzac's seems to have been well known. Albéric Second compared his male relationships to those of Nisus and Euryale, while Roger de Beauvoir gave him the nickname "Seraphinus" and Edward Allet captioned his caricature of Balzac: "the Reverend Father don Seraphitus culus mysticus Goriot...conceives...a mass of inconceivable things and ephialtesticulary incubuses," [a reference to Ephialtes, who 'took King Leonidas from behind' at Thermopylae]. For contemporary critics, however, the question of what Pierre Citron terms Balzac's "ambisexuality" remains open. Among the theories advanced by Citron, S. J. Bérard, and P. Berthier is that Balzac's relationship with Laurent-Jan (for whom we are not aware of any escapades with women) fits with a hypothesis of active or imagined homosexuality on Balzac's part.If we add that the play Vautrin is dedicated to Laurent-Jan, to thank him - Gautier writes - for having "really rolled up his sleeves", Laurent-Jan appears as one of the principal figures tied to the "shadowy areas of Balzac's psychology," (the title of Pierre Citron's study of the subject). From 1841 on, the correspondence between Balzac and Laurent-Jan is distinctly less ambiguous and their extravagant language gives way to professions of friendship and mutual admiration right up to the Master's death on the 18th August 1850; Laurent-Jan signed his death certificate.During these final ten years, the man whom Gozlan considers "Balzac's best friend" and Philibert Audebrant "the right hand of the author of The Human Comedy," was more specifically Balzac's principal partner in his great theatrical adventure, a passion that was to consume the debt-stricken novelist in search of recognition and financial success. Théophile Gautier tells us that in 1840, when Balzac urged Laurent-Jan, Ourliac and de Belloy to write the play Vautrin, which he had already sold to the Porte-Saint-Martin Theatre but not as yet written, only Laurent-Jan was willing: "Balzac started out by saying, when referring to Vautrin, your piece, then little by little, our piece and eventuallymy piece." Laurent-Jan nonetheless got a prestigious dedication in print, an honor he shares with a handful of illustrious contemporaries like Victor Hugo, George Sand and Eveline Hanska, to whom Balzac also dedicated works.The banning of the piece did not discourage Balzac, who persisted in his dream of making his fortune in theatre with the active and enthusiastic co-operation of Laurent-Jan, to whom the Master entrusted the writing, correction or re-writing of numerous plays and works: Lecamus, Monographie de la presse parisienne [A Monograph of the Parisian Press], Le Roi des mendiants [The Beggar King] ("a superb basis for a two-man play"), etc."Also, you'll be getting several scripts to fill your spare time, because I want your help," Balzac wrote him from Wierzchownia in 1849.One year earlier, before leaving for Poland, Balzac made this collaboration official by means of a power of attorney for literary affairs to Lauren-Jan, dated the 19th September 1848. "I declare that I have invested Monsieur Laurent-Jan with all my powers in everything relating to literary mattershe can make additions or cuts, and any necessary changes;in fact, he shall represent me entirely."Laurent-Jan took his task very seriously, as his many exchanges with the unhappy demiurge show. Balzac would never live to see the success he craved, as opposed to his friends Dumas and Hugo, to whom he compared himself, even during his failures. Thus, after the Resources of Quinola flopped, he wrote to Mme Hanska:"Quinola was the subject of a memorable battle, comparable to Hernani." Duly noted!On the 10th December 1849, more or less at death's door, Balzac still ties Laurent-Jan to all his projects in a letter that is admirable for its courage and hope: "Come, my friend, a little courage, and we shall board the ship of drama, good subjects in hand, to sail to the lands of Marivaux, New-Beaumarchais and New Comedy." It is more than likely that the character of Quinola was partly inspired by this faithful friend, admired by Balzac, who signed his letters "a thousand times your friend," or "my heart is all yours," or "your respectful master, all proud of his pretend valet," (reflecting on the title Laurent-Jan gave himself).Laurent Jan, as brilliant as he was vain, never produced any work worthy of this title, but was nonetheless undoubtedly a significant source of inspiration for Balzac, who owed him a number of 'bon mots' peppering his works. In The Human Comedy, it is Bixiou and Léon de Lora above all who are directly inspired by this eccentric bohemian, but beyond these two characters (writes Maurice Regard) "many of Balzac's shadows accompany this ancient, hunched and wrinkled form: Schinner, Steinbock, Gendrin" owe him "a little bit of themselves [and] much of their spirit."   Balzac never stopped telling those who were close to him of the indefatigable affection he cherished for his "unrepentant misanthrope," who did not always enjoy a good reputation. "He's better than he seems. I, for one, love him seriously and well," (letter to Laure de Surville). A few days before the death of her husband, Eve de Balzac recounted to his niece Sophie de Surville the transformative effects of the visits from his beloved. "Your uncle is really much better, he's very cheerful and animated all day, and I attribute this to a good visit from our friend Laurent-Jan, who was more dazzling than ever yesterday evening - he was really fascinating and my dear patient kept repeating both yesterday and today: 'admit that no one is more spirited than that boy.'" Hippolyte Souverain Paris 1842 13,5x22cm relié

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        Observations on the Poetics of Aristotle, by Metastasio... with a biographical notice of the author...

      Sydney: Kemp & Fairfax, 1842. Small quarto; original embossed cloth boards with dark green calf spine gilt, partially unopened. Rare, and very fine: a presentation copy (inscribed on the front endpaper to Walter Wrottersley "from the translator") of an unusual publication for this period in Australia, a translation of an obscure commentary on Aristotle. Almost nothing of a philosophical bent was published in Australia before the 1850s and the creation of the Universities of Sydney and Melbourne.Elwin says that he translated part of the eighteenth-century writer Metastasio's critical observations on the Poetics in order to place "such portion as appeared to be likely to engage the attention, as well from the nature of the immediate topic, as from the spirited manner in which it is treated... within reach of the English reader". Metastasio, or Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi, is best known today because Mozart used his "La Clemenzo di Tito" as the basis for his libretto.Ferguson originally entered the translator as Elwin Hastings, but the Addenda notes that his identity as Hastings Elwin was established by an inscribed presentation copy offered by Henry Cork, London, Cat. 5 (1929) No. 294. Hastings Elwin was a rather grand figure, friend of the poet Thomas Moore, elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 1843. Fine.

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        By Royal Letters Patent. Preserved potato. The Patentees of the Preserved Potato solicit the attention of merchants, ship owners, and others ......

      London, 1842. single leaf, 2pp., 4to. (25.5 x 20.2 cms), very small nick in blank upper margin, unbound as issued. A very good copy. Probably very rare: no other copy located. Patent no.8597, dated 8th August, 1840, had been taken out by Downes Edwards for 'preserving potatoes and other vegetable substances'. This advertisement comprises a lengthy and quite detailed description of the desiccated potato (the 'Patent Preserved Potato'), cooking instructions and its virtues, particularly for use on long voyages. On the verso of the leaf are several testimonials claiming the product to be all that was claimed for it. (There is also a chemical analysis by the analytical chemist Dr. Andrew Ure). The authors of the testimonials themselves include such distinguished people as Professor J.F. Daniell F.R.S., of King's College; Dr. J.A. Paris, author of the Treatise on Diet>; Prof. William Brande F.R.S. of the Royal Institution; Dr. Andrew Ure F.R.S.; Dr. M. Prichett, the surgeon on H.M.S. Wilberforce, Niger Expedition, Ascension; and Captain H.D. Trotter R.N., commanding the Niger Expedition. But it is probably Dr. Ure's verdict that was the most valuable to Edwards, Brothers, & Co. the patentees: 'Messrs. Edwards' process for concentrating the nutritious powers of potatoes, and preserving their qualities unimpaired for any length of time, and in any climate, is, in my opinion, the best hitherto devised for that purpose, and, chemically considered, the best possible. I find that one pound of their Patent Potato, when cooked with about three pounds of water, affords a dish equal to a mash of fresh mealy Potatoes. When milk is used instead of water, then a much richer dish is obtained than can be formed from the best ordinary Potatoes boiled, because it is free from the water contained in fresh Potatoes, amounting to fully three-fourths of the Weight. By adding eggs, sugar, and spices, to the milky mash, a delicious pudding may be made. EDWARDS' Patent Potato will be found an invaluable preparation, not only in sea voyages and tropical countries, but at home in the after part of the season, because it continues uniformly wholesome and agreeable, whereas by this time our Potato have become unsound from frost, growth, &c. It also possesses all the antiscorbutic properties of the fresh Potato.' Edwards, Brothers, & Co. had premises at No.1, Bishopsgate Street, corner of Leadenhall Street, London. It is worth noticing that two boards of U.S. Navy officers were instructed 'to examine certain desiccated alimentary vegetable substances' in 1851/2, substances which included 'the preserved potato of D. and H. Edwards and Co. No.1 Bishopsgate Street, London'.

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