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        Privilegirte gemeinnützige Nachrichten von und für Hamburg. Jahrgang 1842 in zwei Bänden (komplett in 310 Ausgaben der Zeitung mit allen Beilagen).

      Hamburg, Hermann`sche Erben, 1842. - Folio. (38 x 26 cm), 2524 Seiten, Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit handschriftlichen Rückenschildern (diese etwas beschädigt, Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestoßen.) Die ersten zwei Ausgaben mit Knitterfalten, Innengelenk des zweiten Bandes etwas gelockert. Teils etwas stockfleckig, wenige kleine Braunflecken, aber insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Interessant durch die Beiträge zum Hamburger Brand und die vielen Firmen- und Familienanzeigen. Enthält u.a. weiterhin Namenslisten der Kriegsdienstpflichtigen und der Neubürger, Aufstellung der angekommenen und abgehenden Schiffe, Fahrpläne diverser Schiffe und Fähren und der Hamburg-Bergedorfer Eisenbahn sowie Anzeigen für Veranstaltungen. Fundgrube für den Hamburg-Interessierten. [SW-Zeitung, Zeitungswesen]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        The life of a sportsman. By Nimrod. With thirty-six coloured illustrations by Henry Alken.

      London, Rudolph Ackermann, 1842. Large 8vo. viii, 402, [ii] pp., 36 full colour plates. Full scarlet morocco; boards with triple gilt-lined border; broad, rich gilt inner dentelles with minute name of the bookbinder; spine with five raised gilt-stippled bands, compartments with rich gilt floral patterns, title and author. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original cloth covers and spine mounted and bound in the rear.= A superbly bound copy, bound by Riviere & Son, of the first edition. The English (Huguenot descent) Robert Riviere (1808-1882) was renowned for the fine quality of his bindings: "The excellent workmanship and good taste displayed in his bindings gradually won for them the appreciation of connoisseurs, and he was largely employed by the Duke of Devonshire, Samuel Christie-Miller, Captain Francis Capper Brooke and other great collectors. He also bound for the queen and the royal family. In the Great Exhibition of 1851 he exhibited several examples of his skill, and he obtained a medal..." (Wikipedia). The work itself ranks among the best-illustrated sporting books of the early to mid-19th century. "Considered by many to be the premier coloured plate sporting book" (Tooley). Four plates printed on India paper and mounted on plate paper; something that has been recorded more often. Quite peculiar: the original linen spine and boards (front board with gilt vignette) are preserved and tipped in on extra blanks in the rear. A clean, near mint copy. Schwerdt, I, p. 37; Tooley, 65.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Heygendorff"). W[eimar], 15. I. 1842.

      1842. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und rotem Lacksiegel. An den Leiter des Weimarer Hoftheaters, Karl Emil Frhrn. Spiegel von und zu Pickelsheim (1783-1849), mit der Bitte, ihr eine "Comedie" zu lesen zu geben: "[...] erhalte ich eine abschlägige Antwort; so stekke ich sie zu den übrigen und nähere mich dadurch immer mehr und mehr der Märtirer Krone die ich für meine resignation um einer guten Sache willen verdiene [...]". - Caroline Jagemann erfuhr ihre Schauspiel- und Gesangsausbildung durch August Wilhelm Iffland und Heinrich Beck, debütierte 1792 als Oberon in der Oper von Paul Wranitzky am dortigen Nationaltheater und wurde 1797 als Hofsängerin in Weimar engagiert. "[Sie] gehörte gemeinsam mit der Sopranistin Henriette Eberwein, dem Tenor Carl Melchior Jakob Moltke und dem Bassisten Karl Stromeier zum ‚Weimarer Quartett'. 1798 gastierte sie in Berlin, 1800 in Wien, später auch in Stuttgart, Frankfurt/Main und Leipzig. Ihr Geliebter Herzog Karl August von Weimar ernannte sie 1809 zur Freifrau von Heygendorff und überließ ihr ein Rittergut. Im selben Jahr wurde J. v. H. zur Operndirektorin ernannt und übernahm nach Goethes Rückzug aus dem Theaterbetrieb die alleinige Leitung des Hoftheaters, seit 1824 als Oberdirektorin. 1828 verabschiedete sie sich von der Bühne. Zu ihren großen Rollen gehörten die Elisabeth in ‚Maria Stuart' (1800) und die Beatrice in der ‚Braut von Messina' (1803)" (DBE). - Das Adreßblatt mit kleinem Ausriß durch Siegelbruch (keine Textberührung) und schwach fleckig; Bl. 1 recto mit einem zeitgen. Bearbeitungsvermerk am oberen Blattrand; einig kleine Stecknadeldurchstiche am oberen Rand.

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        [Manuscript. 19th c. Expansion of Philippine Cuban Trade]

      Manila, 1842. First edition. Disbound. A very good copy, stitching lacking, ink burn on final leaf.. [9] manuscript pages. With the independence of the Spanish colonies in the Americas, and the end of the Galleon trade, the Philippines could no longer rely on protected markets in Latin America nor on Mexican subsidies to sustain their trade. Commercial isolation was no longer possible. Thus the port of Manila was finally opened to unrestricted foreign trade and the Real Compania de Filipinas was dissolved and replaced by the Real Tribunal de Comercio de Manila, in January 1834 under the progressive administration of Pasqual Enrile y Alcedo, General of the Philippines. In this document, eight years after this transition began, the Board of Commerce of the Philippines reaches out to President and Delegates of the Royal Board of Development of Cuba (Junta de Fomento de Cuba), to establish trade relations as part of Manila's strategy to increase trade links with the Americas, noting that Spain and other European nations have benefitted from trade with the Philippines due to its close proximity to important Asian markets, especially China. They argue that the Philippines ports are quite advantageous to use, especially for items coming from China as well as from the Philippines. A description of some products follows including those that the Philippines were especially eager to sell into foreign markets: Abaca (in stick), coconut oil (in 12 gallon barrels), white rice, Abaca weavings (to be used as a protector against mosquitoes), cigar holders, bedcovers, Bejuco hats; and from China, numerous silk products, rhubarb, teas, both green and black, clove, nutmeg, pepper. Assurance is provided that the items are of high quality and easily obtainable. The document is dated 14 April, 1842 and signed by three members of the Real Tribunal de Comercio de Manila: José de Ortezua, Juan Antonio de Orbeta and José de Menchasatorre. An important example of the trading activities of the often underrated 19th century remnants of Spanish Empire and the centrality of these two remaining colonies to their respective markets of Asia and America.

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        The Acropolis, Lower End of the Valley (Petra).

      F.G. Moon, London 1842 - Lithographie originale de couleur bistre, rehaussée à l'aquarelle, datée en bas de l'image "Oct 1st 1842". Première édition, publiée à Londres chez Francis Graham Moon, de 1842 à 1849, en 6 volumes, limitée à 500 exemplaires. Titre de l'oeuvre, date et signature de David Roberts en bas à droite dans la planche. Dimensions de la gravure sans le titre et les marges: 34 x 52,5 cm. Size: elephant in Folio

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        1842-1845 Diary

      New York. 1842-1845. Small quarto. Blank book with lined pages. Half leather with marbled paper boards. Closely and legibly written on 191 pages consisting of approximately 50,000 words. Lightly worn edges and rubbing, very good or better. Marriage certificate signed by Gardiner Spring minister of the New York Old Brick Church and wedding guests, (Samuel R. Betts, Anna Metcalf, and A. J. Spring, etc.) and newspaper articles about William H. Metcalf laid in. An engaging diary written between 1842 and 1845, jointly written by James W. Metcalf and his wife, Maria C. Betts Metcalf. Maria was the daughter of New York State Judge and U.S. representative, Samuel R. Betts; and James was a clerk at the District Court, Southern District of New York. He was also the brother of noted art collector and amateur photographer, William H. Metcalf of Milwaukee. The diary begins with their wedding day, July 12, 1842, in New York; "the great event is over at last we are one." It continues with a detailed account of their adventures on their honeymoon with each of the pages numbered and dated; much of it describes the beauty that surrounds them. "There is a very picturesque view of the city from the top of one of the hills in the cemetery, near here, and the trees are so arranged, either accidentally, or by design, as to have the appearance of a frame to the picture, which produces a singular effect." They traveled to several cities in Canada including Ontario, Montreal, and Quebec before returning home to New York. August 6, 1842 ends their "Wedding Jaunt Times," and the entries tell of the couple's daily lives together. Many of the entries treat on identical subjects recounting their walks about the town, seeing family or friends, and the sermons they hear on Sundays. While most are well received there are some that James comments on later; "the sermon was not so well digested as I have heard them and is not so easily summed up. We are all mortal and if our fathers and even the prophets died, upon what grounds can we hope to escape? We should then prepare for death and that immediately." Both Maria and James write of her ill health, presumably from her first pregnancy, and she is often unable to attend church. It's only after having the child that she resumes her attendance. Their child is not talked about often in the diary but was born sometime in June, 1843. "This night our dear boy has been publicly dedicated to the lord. He was baptized... and named James Betts." While James has written most of the entries in the beginning of the diary, Maria writes a significant portion of the later ones. During this time James is away on a business trip and Maria writes every day, from the time he leaves to the time he returns, about what has gone on. Many speak of his absence and waiting for his letters, "no letters this morning, therefore I have been quite sanguine in my expectations of seeing James tonight, I am not disappointed." When James returns the entries become spaced out over weeks to months rather than days apart as they had been previously. They write about business endeavors, the passing of loved ones, and how their child is growing. "Today our dear boy is nine months old. He can walk alone (for a short distance) and has cut his first tooth, a good size front one in the upper jaw." The entries for 1844 end in April of that year but there is one last entry, several pages long, written on September 23, 1845. This entry, written by Maria, glosses over the time missed in-between. While their lives stay mostly consistent the larger events include their having another child and losing some of their family members. Maria hopes to keep writing in the diary, "I hope that with the assistance of my husband we shall be more diligent in future," however, this entry ends abruptly and no other entries follow. Genealogy records indicate that the couple had three more children. Many of the children and James himself are outlived by Maria who eventually passed away in 1909, at the ripe age of 94.An intimate and detailed accounting of the the daily lives of a New York City couple in the 1840s. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Des Colonies françaises. Abolition immédiate de l'esclavage. Par Victor Schoelcher.

      Paris. Pagnerre, Éditeur, rue de Seine, 14bis. 1842. 1842 - 1 vol. in-8° (219 x 139 mm.) de : lii, 443 pp. Demi-basane bleue d'époque, dos lisse orné et titré en lettres dorées, plats recouverts de papier marbré. (Petites tache d'encre en marge supérieure : pp. 405-443, très rares petites rousseurs.) Rare édition originale de l'un des premiers ouvrages de Victor Schoelcher Associé à la manufacture de porcelaine créé par son père, Victor Schoelcher (1804-1893) est amené à voyager pour commercialiser les productions familiales, et se rend, dans les années 1829-1830, aux Amériques et en particulier à Cuba. Il y découvre la dure réalité de l'esclavage et décide de militer contre ce qu'il juge être une infamie. Il visite plusieurs pays européens, avant de repartir pour une mission d'étude sur l'esclavage aux Caraïbes et principalement à Haïti où l'esclavage a été aboli de manière immédiate ; il fut ainsi le premier abolitionniste européen à se rendre dans l'ancienne colonie française depuis son indépendance. De son périple Schoelcher ramène de nombreux objets et les manuscrits de deux ouvrages : (le présent) Des Colonies françaises Abolition immédiate de l'esclavage (1842), et Colonies étrangères et Haïti dans lequel il rend compte des premiers effets de l'abolition de l'esclavage dans les colonies britanniques qui venait d'avoir lieu en 1838. Dans la préface de cet ouvrage, adressée à ses hôtes des colonies, Schoelcher écrit : , « j’ai rêvé d’être un utile intermédiaire entre vous qui défendez la fortune de vos femmes et de vos enfants, et la métropoles, qui doit la liberté aux nègres. ». L'ouvrage se construit à la manière d'une belle machine argumentative : l'auteur commence par exposer les conditions réelles et concrètes de l'esclavage, et leurs conséquences terribles, suit une partie plus générale où l'auteur traite de problèmes religieux, de race, et conclut sur les méthodes devant être employées pour une émancipation générale et immédiate. Les pages 417 et 434 contiennent des « proverbes et locutions nègres » en langue créole. Très bel exemplaire, particulièrement frais. 1 vol. 8vo. Contemporary half blue sheep. Rare first edition of one of the first works by the famous abolitionist Victor Schoelcher (1804-1893). In the 1830’s, he went to America, and saw what slavery was. Soon after, he became a militant abolitionist; he was the first European who went to Haiti after her independence. His works (including the present one) are based on what he saw in the colonies, and played an important part in the abolition. At the end of the present one: "proverbs and expressions" in Creole. Pleasant copy, very fresh. Sabin, 77745.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Les Trois Islets]
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        Histoire de Pascal PAOLI. Ou: La dernière guerre de l'Indépendance ( 1755-1805 ).

      Charles Gosselin Paris 1842-1843 2 tomes reliés en un fort volume in-8 de XXXV-346 et 425 pages, demi-basane aubergine, dos à nerfs janséniste, couvertures imprimées conservées. Dos passé, rares rousseurs claires, bon exemplaire de l'édition originale. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        Autograph letter signed ("A. I. Noel Byron"). Moore Place, Esher, 31. X. 1842.

      1842. 8vo. 2½ pp. on bifolium. Includes an engraved portrait of Lord Byron with a print of his poem, "Fare thee well". To an unidentified Lord, contributing 10 pounds towards the erection of a new chapel: "In compliance with the wish you have expressed to me in so kind a manner, I will settle an endowment of Ten Pounds on the Minister of Petton. I should have great satisfaction in doubling that sum, if the New Chapel were open to the use of Christians of a different denomination, as is the case with Protestant Churches abroad - but as long as the present exclusion system is continued I shall feel that Roman Catholics & Dissenters have likewise a claim to the Landowner's assistance. Your Lordship will I trust pardon me for giving this explanation in order to account for the smallness of my contribution. Should I travel Northwards next Summer, I shall be happy to accept yours & Mr Maltby's gratifying invitation [...]". - A highly educated and strictly religious woman, Anna Isabella seemed an unlikely match for the amoral and agnostic poet Byron. Indeed, the marriage lasted but a year, as Byron was given to fits of anger and maintained an incestuous relationship with his older half-sister Augusta Leigh. The couple separated in March 1816. Their only child, Augusta Ada Byron (Countess of Lovelace), was a gifted mathematician and is credited with creating the first computer program.

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        Nouvelle biographie de Mozart : suivie d'un aperçu sur l'histoire générale de la musique et de l'analyse des principales oeuvres de Mozart par Alexandre Oulibicheff. 3 Tomes.

      - Moscau, de l'Imprimerie d'Augste Semen, 1842-1843, 8°, (2), XXI, (3), 318, (2); (2), 457, (2); (4), 378, (2) pp., mit Notenbeispiele im Text, 3 feine goldgeprägte Leinenbände der Zeit; minimal fleckig; feines Exemplar. Alexander D. Ulybyshev or Alexandre Oulibicheff (1794-1858), "Russian nobleman, and enthusiastic amateur, born 1795 at Dresden, where his father was Russian ambassador. From his earliest years he was devoted to music, and studied the violin sufficiently to become a good quartet-player. He served first in the army, and then as a diplomatist, but retired on the accession of the Emperor Nicholas, and lived on his estates near Nijni-Novgorod till his death on January, 24, 1858. Mozart was his idol, and he reawakened attention to his works at a time when Germany at least was entirely preoccupied with Meyerbeer and Spontini. Oulibicheff's great work 'Nouvelle biographie de Mozart,' 3 vols. (Moscow, 1844), contains much valuable matter, biographical and æsthetical, and has been largely used by Otto Jahn. His admiration for Mozart however led him to depreciate Beethoven, and for this he was attacked by Lenz. In his reply, 'Beethoven, ses critiques et ses glossateurs' (Leipzig and Paris, 1857), he expressed with even greater vehemence his opinion on the extravagance of Beethoven's later works, and drew down a storm of abuse and controversy with which he was little fitted to cope, and which is said to have hastened his end. It is but just to admit that his views, less caustically expressed, were held by many eminent musicians, including Ries and Spohr." by Franz Gehring, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1900) edited by George Grove, p.616 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elenco degli uccelli che trovansi nell'Isola di Sardegna od ornitologia sarda.

      Torino, presso i Fratelli Reycend, 1842. 8vo tutta tela (canapa) con tassello al dorso, pp. XII-207. (Ceresoli, 131: "Edizione originale, assai rara")

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        Große Luxusausgabe"). Berlin, Paul Kittel, (1896). Quer-fol. (ca. 32 : 34,3 cm). Titelblatt u. 48 Tafeln mit 50 (46 ganzs.) farbigen, montierten Illustrationen von Carl Röchling, Richard Knötel u. Woldemar Friedrich in Chromotypie mit Tonplatte. Grüner Original-Maroquinband mit reicher Gold-, Schwarz- u. Blindprägung, aufgelegtem Porträtmedaillon u. Vollgoldschnitt (Entwurf Ludwig Sütterlin); etw. nachgedunkelt, mit einigen kl. Braunflecken u. wenigen schwachen Kratzspuren, Stehkanten etw. beschabt.

      - Ries 646,27. - Die sehr seltene, prächtig gebundene Luxusausgabe des bekannten Bildwerks über die Lebensgeschichte der preußischen Königin Luise. Die in Chromotypie (vgl. hierzu Ries S. 323ff.) gedruckten Illustrationen sind jeweils auf kräftigen Büttenkarton montiert, mit einer Tonplatte unterlegt u. einem künstlichen Plattenrand versehen. Es entsteht so nahezu perfekt der Eindruck handkolorierter Radierungen auf aufgewalztem China. In dieser Ausstattung verliert das Werk den eigentlichen Charakter des Kinderbuchs, den die einfache, in kleinerem Format hergestellte Ausgabe mit ihren zweiseitig bedruckten Tafelseiten auf normalem Papier aufweist (vgl. zur einfachen Ausgabe Slg. Hobrecker 4276 u. Ausstellungskat. "Bilderwelt", Nr. 1842). Hier feiert das preußische Bürgertum seine "Königin der Herzen" und den glücklich bestandenen Kampf um die staatliche Existenz Preußens in den napoleonischen Kriegen. - Die Tafeln leicht gewellt und in den Rändern mit geringen Spuren von Stockflecken, Bezug des vord. Innendeckels (Spiegel) mit Bereibung in Deckelmitte (vermutlich durch Entfernen eines Exlibris).

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        un periodo delle istorie siciliane del secolo XIII

      poligrafia empedocle, 1842. piccole mancanze su entrambi i piatti, 2 carte restaurate coeva, mezza pelle , piatti floreali 25,5x17 - 308 pp + XXX

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        Opera. Editio nova, accurantibus D. A. B. Caillau [...] Tomus primus (-octavus). Paris (u. Brüssel), Paul Mellier bzw. Méquignon-Havard u. A. Poilleux, 1830-1842.

      1842. 8 Bde. Rote Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 8vo. In sich abgeschlossene lateinische Werkausgabe des Hl. Eusebius Pamphyli, Bischof von Caesarea. Erschienen innerhalb der Pariser "Collectio selecta SS. Ecclesiae Patrum (Patres quarti ecclesiae saeculi)" (Bd. 18-25). Einheitlich gebundenes Mischexemplar aus der 1833 erschienenen Erstausgabe und der "Editio nova" von 1842 (nur in der Titelei abweichend). - Einbände an Ecken und Kanten minimal bestoßen; innen papierbedingt teils etwas braunfleckig. Vorsätze bzw. Titel mit alten Stempeln "Seguin Libraire Montpellier" bzw. "Paters Assumptionisten Heide Huis Nijmegen". Insgesamt ansprechende Reihe.

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        Branddenkmal Daß mitten in den Flammen verschont gebliebene Todtengräbers Häuschen, als Branddenkmal des großen Brandes v. 5. bis 8. May 1842 in Hamburg. Lithographie bei Kanning in Hamburg um 1842.

      - Detailreiches Blatt mit Mittelansicht des Totengräber-Häuschens, links oben die abgebrannte St. Nicolai-Kirche, mittig oben Vignette der Stadtsilhouette, rechts oben die abgebrannte St. Petri-Kirche, unten mittig die abgebrannte St. Gertruden-Kapelle. Mit 2 Stadtwappen und ornamentaler Bordüre. Bildgröße: 24,5 x 32 cm / Blattgröße: 34 x 52,5 cm. Das Blatt etwas stockund leicht braunfleckig, zum weißen Außenrand auch stärker, mit Randläsionen zum Außenrand hin ( kleinere Einrisse, rmeist hinterlegt - rechts oben beschädigt zur äußeren Ecke hin ). - sehr selten - ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        PLANOS DE BOLSILLO DE LA ISLA DE CUBA, LA CIUDAD DE LA HABANA Y SUS BARRIOS ESTRAMUROS, CON LA TABLA DE DISTANCIAS DE UNOS PUEBLOS A OTROS

      Havana, 1842. [18]pp. plus eight plates (seven folding). 16mo. Original half cloth and marbled paper, printed label on front cover. Extremities worn. Lacking front fly leaf. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Minor foxing to plates, internally very clean. Very good. An attractive pocket guide for the island of Cuba, including Havana and its surrounding neighborhoods. Includes tables recording the distances between towns, currency rates, and post schedules. With two plans of Havana and a map of Cuba, as well as several intriguing color plates demonstrating the various flag signals to be posted in the plaza in Havana, each representing a specific message or warning. Notable for both its maps and color plates. SABIN 63307.

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        The life of a sportsman. By Nimrod. With thirty-six coloured illustrations by Henry Alken.

      - London, Rudolph Ackermann, 1842. Large 8vo. viii, 402, [ii] pp., 36 full colour plates. Full scarlet morocco; boards with triple gilt-lined border; broad, rich gilt inner dentelles with minute name of the bookbinder; spine with five raised gilt-stippled bands, compartments with rich gilt floral patterns, title and author. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original cloth covers and spine mounted and bound in the rear.= A superbly bound copy, bound by Riviere & Son, of the first edition. The English (Huguenot descent) Robert Riviere (1808-1882) was renowned for the fine quality of his bindings: "The excellent workmanship and good taste displayed in his bindings gradually won for them the appreciation of connoisseurs, and he was largely employed by the Duke of Devonshire, Samuel Christie-Miller, Captain Francis Capper Brooke and other great collectors. He also bound for the queen and the royal family. In the Great Exhibition of 1851 he exhibited several examples of his skill, and he obtained a medal." (Wikipedia). The work itself ranks among the best-illustrated sporting books of the early to mid-19th century. "Considered by many to be the premier coloured plate sporting book" (Tooley). Four plates printed on India paper and mounted on plate paper; something that has been recorded more often. Quite peculiar: the original linen spine and boards (front board with gilt vignette) are preserved and tipped in on extra blanks in the rear. A clean, near mint copy. Schwerdt, I, p. 37; Tooley, 65. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1842-1845 Diary

      New York. 1842-1845. Small quarto. Blank book with lined pages. Half leather with marbled paper boards. Closely and legibly written on 191 pages consisting of approximately 50,000 words. Lightly worn edges and rubbing, very good or better. Marriage certificate signed by Gardiner Spring minister of the New York Old Brick Church and wedding guests, (Samuel R. Betts, Anna Metcalf, and A. J. Spring, etc.) and newspaper articles about William H. Metcalf laid in. An engaging diary written between 1842 and 1845, jointly written by James W. Metcalf and his wife, Maria C. Betts Metcalf. Maria was the daughter of New York State Judge and U.S. representative, Samuel R. Betts; and James was a clerk at the District Court, Southern District of New York. He was also the brother of noted art collector and amateur photographer, William H. Metcalf of Milwaukee. The diary begins with their wedding day, July 12, 1842, in New York; "the great event is over at last we are one." It continues with a detailed account of their adventures on their honeymoon with each of the pages numbered and dated; much of it describes the beauty that surrounds them. "There is a very picturesque view of the city from the top of one of the hills in the cemetery, near here, and the trees are so arranged, either accidentally, or by design, as to have the appearance of a frame to the picture, which produces a singular effect." They traveled to several cities in Canada including Ontario, Montreal, and Quebec before returning home to New York. August 6, 1842 ends their "Wedding Jaunt Times," and the entries tell of the couple's daily lives together. Many of the entries treat on identical subjects recounting their walks about the town, seeing family or friends, and the sermons they hear on Sundays. While most are well received there are some that James comments on later; "the sermon was not so well digested as I have heard them and is not so easily summed up. We are all mortal and if our fathers and even the prophets died, upon what grounds can we hope to escape? We should then prepare for death and that immediately." Both Maria and James write of her ill health, presumably from her first pregnancy, and she is often unable to attend church. It's only after having the child that she resumes her attendance. Their child is not talked about often in the diary but was born sometime in June, 1843. "This night our dear boy has been publicly dedicated to the lord. He was baptized... and named James Betts." While James has written most of the entries in the beginning of the diary, Maria writes a significant portion of the later ones. During this time James is away on a business trip and Maria writes every day, from the time he leaves to the time he returns, about what has gone on. Many speak of his absence and waiting for his letters, "no letters this morning, therefore I have been quite sanguine in my expectations of seeing James tonight, I am not disappointed." When James returns the entries become spaced out over weeks to months rather than days apart as they had been previously. They write about business endeavors, the passing of loved ones, and how their child is growing. "Today our dear boy is nine months old. He can walk alone (for a short distance) and has cut his first tooth, a good size front one in the upper jaw." The entries for 1844 end in April of that year but there is one last entry, several pages long, written on September 23, 1845. This entry, written by Maria, glosses over the time missed in-between. While their lives stay mostly consistent the larger events include their having another child and losing some of their family members. Maria hopes to keep writing in the diary, "I hope that with the assistance of my husband we shall be more diligent in future," however, this entry ends abruptly and no other entries follow. Genealogy records indicate that the couple had three more children. Many of the children and James himself are outlived by Maria who eventually passed away in 1909, at the ripe age of 94.An intimate and detailed accounting of the the daily lives of a New York City couple in the 1840s. .

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        Le Léman, ou voyage pittoresque, historique et littéraire à Genève et dans le canton de Vaud (Suisse). [Suivi des] Extraits des journaux qui ont rendu compte de l'ouvrage

      1842 - 2 volumes, [2] ff, 16 pp. Paris, G.A. Dentu, 1842 et 1845, in-8, 2 volumes, [2] ff, 16 pp. (numérotées a à q), 554-XLVI pp. + [2] ff. et pp. 555 à 1032, 40-[1] pp, demi veau lisse violine, dos lisses et filetés, ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Bailly de Lalonde, fervent catholique, était membre de l'Institut historique et correspondant de l'académie royale de Caen. "Voici un vrai voyageur qui a publié ses remarques sur Genève et le canton de Vaud, en Suisse, qu'il a pris soin de visiter avec une attention scrupuleuse. Ce n'est pas dans son cabinet, une carte géographique sur la tables, et quelque compilation sous les yeux, que l'imagination de M. Lalonde s'est mis à voir du pays. L'auteur a consacré cinq années d travail à parfaire son livre" (La France, 7 novembre 1842). Au cours de ses pérégrinations, l'auteur prit le temps de consulter quelques manuscrits, dont plusieurs de la main de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, conservés dans la collection du docteur Charles Coindet (1796-1876), neveu de François Coindet, ami genevois du philosophe des Lumières. Bel exemplaire malgré des rousseurs, dont quelques unes assez intenses sur certains feuillets du tome I. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TOULOUSE MONUMENTALE ET PITTORESQUE.

      1842Toulouse, Typographie de J.-B. Paya, sans date [1842]. Petit in-folio (238 X 312) demi-chagrin noir, dos lisse orné d'un grand décor de rocailles dorées, frises, dentelles et roulettes dorées, titre doré, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque) ; VIII feuillets de faux-titre, titre et préface, 256 pages et 61 planches hors-texte . Ex-libris collé sur le premier contreplat : «Bibliothèque du château de Viella ». Coupes frottées avec manques de papier, deux angles faibles, épidermure en tête du plat supérieur. ÉDITION ORIGINALE, peu courante, du plus beau livre ancien illustré sur Toulouse, avec le Mazzoli. Exemplaire contenant 60 LITHOGRAPHIES hors-texte sous serpente. La table annonce 51 gravures hors-texte, mais leur nombre peut varier considérablement selon les exemplaires : d'une trentaine de gravures pour certains, jusqu'à une soixantaine pour les plus fournis, ce qui est le cas pour celui-ci. Ouvrage enrichi de deux ENVOIS AUTOGRAPHES signés sur le faux-titre : «Offert par les auteurs, hommage de M. l'abbé Abeillon de Grenade Saint-Bernard. C. Paul [&] J.M. Cayla », et «A mon généreux ami, M. Raymond Lacave Laplagne. L'abbé JH. Abeillon sur Grenade St Bernard ». Raymond LACAVE-LAPLAGNE (Montesquiou, 1786-1857) était homme de loi, président de la Cour de Cassation, pair de France, sénateur et grand officier de la légion d'honneur. Il fut exécuteur testamentaire de Louis-Philippe Ier. Il prit le nom de Baron Lacave La Plagne Barris en 1825. Le château de Viella, dans le Gers, fut acheté par un certain Gustave Lacave La Plagne en 1921. Curieusement, cet ouvrage de Cayla manque à la "Bibliographie de l'histoire municipale de Toulouse" de Limouzin-Lamothe, qui n'en fait pas état. (HERMET, 15772). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, bien relié, au dos décoratif, et au corps d'ouvrage frais. PLEASANT COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 12. I. 1842. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An König Ludwig I. von Bayern: "Ich habe nicht verfehlt den Transport der Leisten auf Schlitten anzuordnen, allein der Übernehmer gab vor daß dieses bis heute noch nicht geschehen konnte weil noch nicht hinreichend Schnee auf den Landstraßen vorhanden wäre, welches Estner der von Regensburg kommt auch bestätiget: jedoch wird dieser Transport gleich beginnen sobald es thunlich ist. Sollten Ew. Majestät wünschen oder allergnädigst erlauben daß Estner selbst Allerhöchstderenselben Nachrichten über den Fortgang des Walhallab[a]ues geben dürfte, so würde diesem eben so geschickten und thätigen als rechtschaf[f]nem Manne dadurch eine große Gnade erwiesen werden [.]".

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. O. O., 30. IX. 1842.

      1842. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegel. An den Generaladjutanten S. M. Freiherrn von Moll: "Eben war der k[aiserliche] Jäger Wimmer bey mir um mir zu melden daß morgen die Jagd in der Kaiser Franz Remis in Laxenburg seyn kann. Er äußerte zwar den Wunsch daß man die Jagd bis Dienstag verschieben möchte, weil in jenem Remise die Fasanen noch nicht alle ausgewachsen seyen, allein ich sagte ihm daß kein anderer Tag wohl möglich wäre, er möchte daher die nöthigen Anstalten treffen, daß sie um 10 Uhr Vormittags seyn könnte, un nur im Falle es stark regnete möchte er kommen und weitere Weisungen abhohlen. Ich bitte Sie dieß dem F. Lobkowitz zu wißen zu machen [...]". - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und im Mittelfalz annhähernd durchrissen.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Paris, 22. XII. 1842.

      1842. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ich erlaube mir, Ihnen eine Arbeit zu überreichen, welche ich Ihrem geschätzten Blatte einverleibt zu sehen wünschte. Sind Ihnen fernere Beiträge von mir genehm? Ich ersuche Sie, mir recht bald hierüber Antwort zukommen zu lassen, sowie auch mich mit Ihren Honorarbedingungen bekannt zu machen [...]. - Theodor Hagen studierte Musik in Paris und war mit Heinrich Heine, Richard Wagner und Friedrich Hebbel bekannt; zwei Jahre lang korrespondierte er auch mit Ludmilla Assing. Nach Deutschland zurückgekehrt, leitete er das Städtische Theater Hamburg, betätigte sich während der Revolution 1848/1849 im Hamburger Arbeiterbildungsverein und im Demokratischen Kreisausschuß seiner Heimatstadt. "Als Karl Marx im Frühjahr 1849 Hamburg besuchte, lernte er Theodor Hagen kennen. Das Mitglied des Bundes der Kommunisten Conrad Schramm reiste 1849 mit seinem Pass, als dieser verhaftet wurde. Anfang November 1849 verhandelte Theodor Hagen im Auftrag von Karl Marx mit dem Hamburger Verleger Julius Schuberth über die Herausgabe der 'Neuen Rheinischen Zeitung. Politisch-ökonomische Revue'. Es gelang Hagen, auch einen Drucker zu gewinnen. Hagen war der Korrektor dieser Zeitschrift. 1850 emigrierte Hagen nach London, wo er als Musiklehrer und Journalist seinen Unterhalt verdiente. 1854 wanderte er in die USA aus und ließ sich in New York nieder. Hier war er als Musiklehrer und Musikkritiker tätig" (Wikipedia).

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        Six sketches in lithography representing the common actions of the Horse. London, C. Turner, 1842.

      1842. Folio (54.5 x 38 cm). Six tinted lithographs by Day & Haghe after "R.F.R.". Original drab wrappers. First edition in original wrappers. The large tinted lithographs show "walking", "ambling", "trotting", "cantering", "galloping", and "leaping". - Light spotting in the margins, one plate with a short tear in the margin. Spine worn, some soiling to wrappers.

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        Histoire Poétique et Littéraire de l'Ancien Velay. [ édition originale ]

      Chez Rozier , Chez Gaudelet, Jacquet , Chez Leboyer, Venet, Yssingeaux, Veysset, Thibaud-Landriot, 1842. Edition originale, 1 vol. in-4 carré reliure d'époque demi-vélin à coins, couv. cons., Chez Rozier, Paris, Chez Gaudelet, Jacquet, Au Puy, Chez Leboyer, Riom, Venet, Yssingeaux, Veysset, Thibaud-Landriot, Clermont-Ferrand, 1842, 2 ff. n. ch. (faux-titre, titre), lj-448 pp. Bel exemplaire aux marges immenses de ce rare ouvrage présentant les écrivains du Velay, dont les troubadours Guillaume Tardif, Pierre Cardinal, Guillaume de Saint-Didier, Pons de Capdeuil et Raymond d'Aiguilhe (de la Bibliothèque du Château de Theix, avec son cachet doré poussé sur le mors, petits frott., rouss. et petite mouill. aux derniers feuillets en tête mais néanmoins un bel exemplaire, charmant et très élégant). Français

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        Pensées, Essais et Maximes. Suivis de Lettres à ses amis et précédés d'une Notice sur sa vie, son caractère et ses travaux

      Paris Gosselin 1842Deux volumes in-8 (218 x 142 mm), demi-chagrin marron, dos lisse orné, plats toile chagrinée, tranches mouchetées (reliure d'époque). Deuxième édition, en grande partie originale. La Notice sur la vie de Joubert est écrite par Paul Raynal, son neveu. (dos passé havane, quelques défauts d'usage, mouillure au bas des 70 premières pages tome 1, rousseurs). // Two octavo volumes (218 x 142 mm), brown half shagreen, smooth spine tooled, shagreen-cloth covers, speckled edges (contemporary binding). Second edition, partly original. The note about Joubert is written by his nephew, Paul Raynal. (spine faded to havana, some defects of use, water-stain on bottom of the 70 first pages vol. 1, brownings).

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        Sydney Cove. With Government House & Port Macquarie

      Exeter, 1842. Lithograph, in fine condition, wide margins, framed. A fine Australian view from a series of tinted lithographic plates (published as Sketches in Australia), of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature" by Captain Westmacott.Little is known of Westmacott, except that he was a captain in the 4th (King's Own) Regiment, and that he spent the early 1840s in Australia. His published views represent the last in the chronology of work by military or naval officers in the romantic landscape tradition of the early 19th century. (002/947)

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        Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus, and Armenia; with Some Account of their Antiquities and Geology

      first edition2 vols.8vo.xxvii, [1 (blank)], 544;[4], viii, 588pp., 12 lithographed plates, 2 folding maps, 4 folding charts, wood-engraved illustrations through text, contemporary pink leather, sides with double gilt fillet borders, spines panelled by gilt decorated raised bands with the panels richly tooled in gilt, olive morocco title and dark brown morocco numbering labels gilt, board edges gilt rolled, marbled endpapers with the edges marbled to match, minor water stain at bottom outer corner of title page and frontispiece in vol.I, some other plates with minor hydroscopic marks in same corner, spines faded with loss of much of the gilt decoration. Nice copy.

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        Poésies

      - Charpentier, Paris 1842, 11x18cm, relié. - Edizione originale di questa antologia stabilito da Sainte-Beuve. Bound in pieno zigrino rosso, torna con quattro nervi set con bordo dorato decorato con ornato a cassettoni dorati, le ruote d'oro sulle acconciature, il coaching romantici arabeschi dorati e una vasta rete su piatti freddi, piatti marginalmente scoloriti, guardie contreplats e seta marezzata bianco, incorniciano un pizzo d'oro su contreplats, reti dorate sui tagli, tutti i bordi dorati, elegante romantico vincolante il tempo senza segno. Istruzioni originali di Sainte-Beuve. Alcuni foxing minore. Copia piacevole ben stabilita. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de cette anthologie établie par Sainte-Beuve. Reliure en plein chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de liserés dorés orné de caissons dorés richement décorés, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement d'arabesques romantiques dorées et d'un large filet à froid sur les plats, plats marginalement décolorés, gardes et contreplats de soie moirée blanche, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, filets dorés sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées, élégante reliure romantique de l'époque non signée. Notice originale de Sainte-Beuve. Quelques petites rousseurs, une pâle mouillure en tête de tout le corps de l'ouvrage. Agréable exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Istoria della sollevazione, della guerra e della rivoluzione di Spagna

      s.e, 1842. Cinque volumi in 8°, pagg. (1), 384; 336; 472; 390; 290, (1) con 3 tavole incise su rame ripiegate f.t. raffiguranti: "Piano di Palamos in Catalogna relativo alle Campagne degli Italiani in Ispagna", una cartografia generale della Spagna con piccola mappa di Madrid, "Piano di Peniscola del Re di Valenza relativo all'assedio del 1812". Bella legatura in mezza pelle coeva con ricchi fregi oro e titoli al dorso, tagli spruzzati. Opera arricchita di osservazioni storiche e politiche da D. S. e di note ricavate dalla storia delle campagne e degli assedi degl'italiani in Spagna del Cav. Camillo Vacanti. Bella e non comune traduzione italiana di questa fondamentale opera sulla Guerra d'Indipendenza di Spagna, pubblicata per la prima volta in lingua spagnola intorno al 1835 e negli anni seguenti. Toreno (1786- 1843) fu storico e uomo politico che prese parte al sollevamento asturiano contro Napoleone. Qualche normale fioritura sparsa ma ottimo stato. Ex libris alle sguardie.

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        Collection of the 5 auction catalogues of the sale of his important library between 1842 and 1863

      comprising: Catalogue of the First Part of the Valuable Library, of the Rev. John Lee ... Principal of the University of Edinburgh.Consisting of rare Works on Theology, History, Philosophy, Belles Lettres, & Various other Branches of Literature: and particularly, A large Collection of Uncommon Editions of the Bible, chiefly in English.Which will be sold by Auction by Messrs. C. B. Tait & Co. in their Great Room, No. 11, Hanover Street, on Monday, February 28, 1842, and Eleven following Days, at one o'clock. Edinburgh: Colston Printer: 18428vo.[4],116pp.[bound with] Catalogue of the First Portion of the Extensive Library of the late Very Rev. John Lee .... sold by Auction by Mr. T. Nisbet ... Edinburgh on Friday, November 14, 1859 and thirteen following lawful days. Edinburgh]: 18598vo.176pp.[bound with] Catalogue of the Second Portion of the Extensive Library of the late Very Rev. John Lee .... sold by Auction by Mr. T. nisbet ... Edinburgh, on Tuesday, February 14, 1860 and seven following lawful days. Edinburgh]: 18608vo.106pp.[bound with] Catalogue of the Extensive and Valuable Collection of Manuscripts and Autograph Letters of Eminent Personages, of the late Rev. John lee .... sold by Auction by Mr. T. Nisbet ... Edinburgh on Thursday April 4, 1861 and two following days. Edinburgh]: 18618vo.34pp.[bound with] Catalogue of the Interesting Collection of Rare & Curious Pamphlets formed by the late Very Rev. John Lee ... which will be sold by Mr. T. Chapman .... Edinburgh on Friday, May 29, 1863, Edinburgh: 18638vo.24pp. The five items bound together in contemporary green cloth,cloth slightly mottled, internally very clean.Lee (1779-1859), Church of Scotland minister and University Principal, was one of the principal figures in Scottish intellectual life.In 1820 Lee became professor of moral philosophy in King's College, Aberdeen and in 1841 he was elected Principal at the University of Edinburgh. He was a "keen bibliophile, who collected a library of 20,000 volumes. In John Hill Burton's The Book Hunter (1862) he appeared as Archdeacon Meadows, a bibliomaniac who would buy several copies of a book which he owned already, and then, forgetting this, borrow a copy of the same book from a friend. But Lee's love of books was not a selfish one: in the 1820s he led a successful campaign to overturn the exclusive rights of the royal printers to print the Bible in Scotland, as their editions proved to be too expensive for the common man" [O.D.N.B.].

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        Recherches sur L'opération du strabisme. Mémoire présenté a l'Académie Royale des Sciences. (Con) Deuxième Mémoire.

      2 vol. in-8, pp. (4), IV, 320; (4), 114, (6); legatura del tempo m. pelle, dorso a nervi con tit. e filetti oro (per il I vol), mod.cart. con tit. oro su tass. in pelle al dorso (per il II vol). Prima edizione di entrambe le Memorie, corredate di 12 belle tavole litogr. (di cui 7 a colori) raffiguranti le varie fasi dell'operazione dello strabismo e gli strumenti usati. L'autore (1808-1890), noto medico chirurgo francese, tratta delle varie specie di strabismo e documenta oltre un centinaio di interventi chirurgici. Ottimo esemplare. 1842-44 - Paris, au Bureau de la Lancette, German Baillière, 1842-44, Hirsch I, 667 et Daniel Albert, Source Book of Ophthalmology, 1995, n°292 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien, 7. IX. [nach 1842].

      1842. ½ S. Qu.-gr.-8vo. "Ich ersuche Herrn Schröder der Buchhandlung von Gerold in Wien ein Exemplar von 'Dies Buch gehört dem König' zu ersetzen da es mir bei meiner Durchreise abgelassen wurde [...]". - Leicht knittrig und mit Faltspuren.

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        HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE DE L'EGLISE CATHOLIQUE, 29 TOMES (COMPLET)

      1842. Gaume Frères, Paris. 1842 - 1849. In - 8.Carré. Relié demi - cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs. 29 tomes d'env. 500 - 600 pages chacun. Auteurs, titres, tomaisons, caissons et filets dorés sur les dos. Filets dorés encadrant les plats. Tranches dorées. Etiquettes de code sur les couvertures. Quelques tampons de bibliothèque. Par l'Abbé Rohrbacher, Docteur en Théologie de l'Univ. Catholique de Louvain, Prof. au Séminaire de Nancy, etc. Du tome I (La création du monde et de l'homme) au tome 29 (Table générale).

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        Anleitung zur genauen Bestimmung des Ganges und Standes der Uhren.

      Leipzig Reichenbach 1842 - (20 x 12,5 cm). XVI, 239 S. Mit 11 Tabellen und 2 gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln. Leinwandband der Zeit mit neuem Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe dieses Handbuchs für Uhrmacher und Freunde der Astronomie. U.a. mit Kapitel über Sonnenuhren, Gnomone, Räderuhren, Pendeluhren, Chronometer, Spiegelsextanten, Mittagsfernrohre sowie verschiedene Methoden zur Bestimmung der Uhrzeit. - Jahn (1804-1857), Schüler von Littrow, arbeitete einige Zeit an der Wiener Sternwarte und ließ sich danach als Privatgelehrter in Leipzig nieder. Seine schriftstellerische Tätigkeit war sehr fruchtbar. - Name auf Vorsatz. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Zwei Seiten und eine Tafel verso etwas angeschmutzt, sonst wohlerhalten [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tyrol und seine nächsten Umgebungen. Nach der Natur gemalt. Karlsruhe, Frommel in Kommission im Kunst-Verlag, 1842.

      1842. Royal folio (435 x 572 mm). 12 ff. With engr. t. p. and 12 steel-engr. plates. Contemp. green half calf with giltstamped rules. 1841's annual gift for the members of the Kunstverein für das Großherzogtum Baden on supersized paper (c. 56 x 42 cm). Contains views of Ambras castle, Berchtesgaden, Bozen, Finstermünz, Hohenschwangau, Innsbruck, Meran, Riva, Salzburg (2), etc. The notes by A. Lewald, bound here in its entirety, was only available separately, for which reason complete copies with the entire text are very rare. - Edges slightly foxed; binding rubbed; extremeties bumped. Bookplate of the American ophthalmologist and mountaineer J. Monroe Thorington (1894-89), who made the first ascent of Mount Saskatchewan and who presented the volume to the American Alpine Club in 1935 (cf. their bookplate). Nebehay/Wagner 187 (normal edition). Engelmann 1002.

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        Autograph receipt signed ("A. Diabelli"). Vienna, 5. XI. 1842.

      1842. Folio. ½ p. "Receipt for fl. 45 C.M. (forty-five guilders convention coinage) which I have received in cash for a manuscript by Mich. Haydn (first mass) from the Imperial and Royal Court Library" (transl.). Diabelli had studied composition under Michael Haydn in Salzburg. The "Missa in honorem Sanctissimae Trinitatis [D-Dur] à 5 Voci: 2 Sop., Alto, Ten. è Basso conc., 2 Violini, Viola, 2 Clarini, [Violoncello], Tympano con Organo" (MH 1), composed in 1754 by the 17-year-old Haydn, was acquired by the Court Library in 1842; its successor, the Austrian National Libraray, still preserves the 80-page manuscript, shelfmarked Mus.Hs.15589 Mus. - Old registration marks. Folded horizontally; slight duststaining to margins.

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        Turkiska nationens seder, bruk och klädedrägter. Stockholm, L. J. Hjerta, 1839[-1842].

      1842. Large 4to. 216, (2) pp. With lithogr. portrait frontispiece, map and 47 plates (46 of which are costume lithographs in original colour). Original illustrated wrappers bound within contemp. brown cloth with giltstamped front cover illustration (spine rebacked with giltstamped label). First edition. - When Count Loevenhjelm was appointed Swedish ambassador to the Porte, the naturalist Hedenborg (1787-1865) accompanied him as his medical attendant. He published another work on Egypt and died in Rhodes. The attractive plates in this present work depict the costumes of a wide range of the inhabitants of Constantinople. - Binding rubbed; interior browned, showing the occasional fingerstain. Rare. Atabey 567. Blackmer 800. Howgego II, E5 (p. 195). Göllner 40. OCLC 34458777. Not in Lipperheide, Colas or Hiler.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("H Herz"). O. O., 2. XII. 1842.

      1842. 2 1/3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. An einen Dr. Friedländer, wohl der Philologe, Bibliothekar und Archivar Gottlieb F. Friedländer (1805-1878): "Wenig nur [...] kann ich Ihnen über Leuchsenring sagen - was ich aber so einigermaßen weiß theile ich Ihnen gerne mit. Er lebte still u. war ein Erzieher oder auch nur Lehrer des verstorbenen Königs [i. e. Friedrich Wilhelm III.], er lebte als Litterat [!] u. zwar sehr unbemittelter; später versprach er sich der Tochter bemittelter Eltern, welche die Heirath aber nicht billigten, was das Mädchen sehr unglücklich machte. - Einige Jahre nachher verheirathete er sich mit der Hofdame Baronin von Bielefeld, ging mit ihr nach Paris u. gerieth [!] auch dort bald in so dürftigen [!] Umständen, daß seine zarte, gebildete, feine Frau die geringsten Magddienste selbst verrichten mußte. Der Mann brachte den größten Theil des Tages im Bette zu - seine Thätigkeit war nie bedeutend bei allem Verstand u. Wissen - was beides groß in ihm war. Er starb in Paris, in welchem Alter weiß ich nicht. Näheres können Sie bei Ihrer trefflichen Tante Lewy erfahren, die ihn mehr noch, ja viel mehr, als ich gesehen hat [...] Der andere von Ihnen genannte Namen ist mir völlig unbekannt [...]". - Franz Michael Leuchsenring (geb. 1746) - "(oder, wie er sich auch nannte: Monsieur Liserin), ein Litterat der Genieperiode des 18. Jahrh., insonderheit Typus der empfindsamen Wertherzeit" (Meyers Konversationslexikon, 4. A., Bd. X., S. 731) - war Unterhofmeister beim Erbprinzen von Darmstadt und mit Jacobi, Herder, Goethe - der sein Fastnachtsspiel vom "Pater Brey" auf ihn schrieb - und dem Merckschen Kreis in Darmstadt bekannt. Seit 1782 in Berlin lebend, war er zeitweilig als Lehrer der Philosophie für Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm tätig, stand mit Friedrich Nicolai, Johann Erich Biester und Moses Mendelssohn in Verbindung und besuchte die Berliner Mittwochsgesellschaft. Mit seiner Gattin Sophie lebte er zuletzt in Berlin als Jakobiner, wo er 1827 verstarb. Urs Viktor Kamber, dem Herausgeber der "Briefe von und an F. M. Leuchsenring", zufolge war er Mitglied des Illuminatenordens. - "Tante Lewy", d. i. Sarah Levy (geb. Itzig, 1761-1854), führte einen der bedeutendsten Berliner Salons ihrer Zeit.

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        Scènes de la privée et publique des animaux

      Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux. P., Hetzel , 1842, 2 volumes. T1 - 386 pages, T2 390 pages Tres nombreuses illustrations.

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        NOUVELLE BIBLIOTHEQUE DES VOYAGES ANCIENS ET MODERNES

      Paris, chez P. Duménil, sd (1842). 12 volumes in-8 demi-veau brun, dos à nerfs, roulettes dorées sur les nerfs, titres et tomaisons dorées, roulettes en têtes et queues, fleurons à froid (parfois un peu effacés). Cet important recueil contient: la relation complète ou analysée des voyages de Christophe COLOMB, Fernand CORTEZ, Pizarre, Anson, Byron, BOUGAINVILLE, COOK, LA PEYROUSE, BRUCE, LEVAILLANT, MUNGO-PARK, Burkhardt, Fraser, Richard et John Lander, Basil-Hall, Caillé, Ross, Baudin, Duperrey, Freycinet, Choiseul-Gouffier, Pouqueville, Klaproth, DUMONT-DURVILLE, etc. Des rousseurs sur l'ensemble, inégalement réparties; une coiffe recollée, une autre abîmée avec petit manque de cuir, papier parfois bruni avec des auréoles claires; malgré ces défauts liés au temps, la typographie reste correcte et les gravures préservées. Importante collection réunissant les relations des plus célèbres explorations, bien complète des 100 GRAVURES SUR ACIER (il manque les 5 cartes qui accompagnent le texte). Cette iconographie forme une documentation exceptionnelle sur la vie des différents peuples autour du monde: vie quotidienne, autochtones, marchés, habitations, costumes civils et militaires, chasses, pêches, jeux, divertissements, cérémonies religieuses, principaux évènements historiques, caravanes, réceptions, mer, etc.

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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.

      London: Whittaker and Company, 1842. NINE VOLUMES UNIFORMLY BOUND. "The text formede from an entirely new collation of the old editions: with the various readings, notes, a life of the poet, and a history of the early English stage by J. Payne Collier, esq. F.S.A." Published from 1842-1844. Together with a ninth volume "Notes and Emendations to the text of Shakespeare's Plays", a supplemental volume published in 1853, a second edition. Exquisitely bound in full morocco. Triple gilt borders with corner florets and central coat-of-arms of the Shakespeare family. Elaborate gilt panelled spines with red and green spine labels. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Sewn-in silk book marks. Frontispiece portrait of the bard in Volume 1 with tissue-guard. A finely-bound set, unsigned but by a masterbinder. . Mixed Set. Full Butterscotch Morocco. Nearly Fine/No Jacket. Crown Octavo.

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        The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia [...]. (And:) Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made on the spot [...]. With historical descriptions by William Brockedon. London, F. G. Moon, 1842-1849.

      1842. Large folio (620 x 465 mm). 6 volumes bound in 4. Portrait of Roberts on India paper, 6 hand coloured titles and 241 superb hand coloured plates and 2 maps, with accompanying leaves of text, complete. Handsomely leather bound in half period morocco over marbled boards. All edges gilt. Binding by the London master Bennett Eedy (1799-1862) with his stamp to endpapers. Both of Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East: a finely bound, coloured set of the standard folio edition. "One of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing and [...] the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, p. 341). Roberts' masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years, beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms: "Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone." - After an apprenticeship to the Scottish house-painter, Gavin Buego, David Roberts (1796-1864) became assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh. He continued scene painting in Glasgow and finally, in 1821, was hired to work with Clarkson Stanfield at the Drury Lane theatre in London. In 1838 he made plans for a journey to the Near East, inspired by his passion for artistic adventure. He departed in August 1839 for Alexandria and spent the remainder of the year in Cairo and visiting the major tombs and sites of Egypt. The following February he journeyed to the Holy Land, making stops in Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra. He spent time in Gaza before entering Jerusalem and concluded his tour by spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land. Roberts returned to England at the end of 1839 and submitted his drawings to F. G. Moon in 1840. Moon arranged to bring out a volume of Scripture history, paying Roberts 3,000 pounds for the copyright of the sketches and for overseeing Haghe's efforts. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. - Bookseller label of James Rimell, London, to pastedown. While not strictly contemporary with the date of issue, the colour in the present copy would appear to have been applied within the nineteenth century. The binder has altered the positioning of some of the plates to accommodate the original six volumes within the four-volume format. A very clean copy, occasionally showing the barest traces of foxing. A stunning set, and an economical alternative to the near-unobtainable luxury copies in hand colour issued by the publisher (a recent example, unbound in loose sheets, commanded $242,500 at Christie's in 2012). Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 176. Abbey Travel II, 272 & 385. Tooley 401. Lipperheide Ma 27. Cf. Hiler 753. The Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration).

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        Autograph letter signed. Dresden, 20. IX. 1842.

      1842. Large 4to. 1 p. To an undisclosed recipient, i. e. Karl Theodor von Küstner (1784-1864), director of the court theatre at Berlin, on the proposed world premiere of "Der Fliegende Holländer" ("The Flying Dutchman"), which was accepted for staging by Küstner's predecessor Count Redern by recommendation of Giacomo Meyerbeer. Since Redern and Küstner had both omitted to give a concrete date for staging, Wagner is now asking Küstner to tell him the current state of affairs. Moreover, he informs him that his "Rienzi" will be staged at Dresden within the next month, and invites him to visit the performance in case that he stays at Dresden at that time. - One month after this letter, Wagner was celebrating the premiere of "Rienzi" at the Dresden Court Theatre (20 October), one of his first major successful premieres. The "Flying Dutchman" was also first staged in Dresden (January 2, 1843) under his direction. - Stromger damage to edges. WBV 271. Sämtliche Briefe Vol. 2, No. 23.

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        Autograph letter signed. Copenhagen, 18. IX. 1842.

      1842. 8vo. 2¼ pp. on bifolium. With integral address panel. To his translator Nicolas Martin: "[...]" Shortly after having the pleasure of receiving your beautiful, interesting 'Ariel' I sent to you a letter accompanied by the German translation of one of my novels which enjoyed most success 'A musician, that's all! (Nur ein Geiger)'. One of my fellow countrymen, naval officer, was in charge but there is almost a year that I have learned nothing of the reception of the book or the letter, I thus take advantage today of the departure for Paris of one of my friends [...] I ask you to tell him if you received the sending in question, and to tell him what concerns your own literary activity. I have just published a great poetic work 'A Poet's Bazaar', which appeared in Danish, and will appear soon in German translation which I will take the liberty to send you a copy as soon as I have your address. For the dramatic productions, I have given this year at the Royal Theatre vaudeville 'The Bird on the Pear Tree', a tragedy 'Agnete and the Marine Man' [...]". At the moment, Andersen is working on another play. He spent the summer in the property of the Minister of Finance who "has the most beautiful land I know [...] Send me some news! A letter of you will make the same pleasure made by the first bird of passage to the northener [...]". - Fol. 2 (address leaf) with small tears from opening the letter, otherwise in good condition.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. [Wien], 16. III. [1842].

      1842. 3½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Launiger Brief an den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1804-1884) in Darmstadt: "Einen Jux will er sich machen! Neues Stück von Mons. Nestroy heute Freitag zum 2ten Mahl mit immensem Beifall wiederhohlt. | Also bis Darmstadt seid Ihr gekommen? nit übel! Die Tage von dem Einem, der Kompagnion vom andern; die Frau vom gar Anderen bestürmen mich mit Fragen und Briefen um Auskunft über die Westpolexpedition [...]". Erwähnt Goethe, Eduard Duller und Felsing und beschwert sich darüber, daß er keine Briefe erhalten habe. Sodann zwei Notenzeilen auf den Text "Drei Geister lassen mir keine Ruh sie trinken mein eigenes Blut mir zu" aus dem "Lied eines Wahnsinnigen" von Joseph Christian von Zedlitz. "[...] Verkaufts den Wagen; die Rollen auf die Fußparthie sind leicht; nur der Zwirn! Der Zwirn! Ja, und was ists denn mit die Kaffeetassen? [...] Ich grüße Dich herzlich! wir und das ganze Publikum denken oft an Dich; bey der letzten Oper: Die Königin von Einem Tag hat man Dich schwer vermißt [...]". - Sebastian Binder war Chorsänger am Theater an der Wien und am Theater am Kärntnertor, bevor am Prager Operntheater seine Laufbahn als Solotenor begann. Seine glänzende Karriere führte ihn u. a. an die Hoftheater in Dresden und München; seit 1840 sang er an der Wiener Hofoper. - Etwas angestaubt, gebräunt und knittrig sowie mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia [...]. (And:) Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made on the spot [...]. With historical descriptions by William Brockedon. London, F. G. Moon, 1842-1849.

      1842. Large folio (610 x 456 mm). 6 vols. [Holy Land:] Lithogr. portrait of Roberts by C. Baugniet, 3 hand-coloured lithogr. titles, 120 hand-coloured lithogr. plates, all drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts. [Egypt:] 3 hand-coloured lithogr. titles, 121 hand-coloured lithogr. plates, all drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, 1 engr. map. Contemp. citron morocco, bound by J. Wright, covers panelled in gilt, spines with raised bands in seven compartments, morocco lettering pieces in the 2nd and 3rd, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. An extraordinary set, comprising both of Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East, both in their first and most desirable hand-coloured deluxe issues. Bound in magnificent uniform citron morocco by John Wright of London. "One of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing and [...] the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, p. 341), these works were originally published in three states: as an ordinary tinted edition, a hand-coloured de luxe issue in loose proofs, and - combining the virtues of both - the almost unobtainable hand-coloured and bound de luxe issue (as here), which the publisher Moon offered at the tenfold price of the regular one. Roberts' masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years, beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms: "Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone." - After an apprenticeship to the Scottish house-painter, Gavin Buego, David Roberts (1796-1864) became assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh. He continued scene painting in Glasgow and finally, in 1821, was hired to work with Clarkson Stanfield at the Drury Lane theatre in London. Both artists exhibited at the Society of British Artists, Royal Academy and British Institution, and by 1830 Roberts was firmly established as a topographical artist and was able to give up his work in the theatre. In 1838 he made plans for a journey to the Near East, inspired by his passion for artistic adventure. He departed in August 1839 for Alexandria and spent the remainder of the year in Cairo and visiting the major tombs and sites of Egypt. The following February he journeyed to the Holy Land, making stops in Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra. He spent time in Gaza before entering Jerusalem and concluded his tour by spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land. Roberts returned to England at the end of 1839 and submitted his drawings to F. G. Moon in 1840. Moon arranged to bring out a volume of Scripture history, paying Roberts 3,000 pounds for the copyright of the sketches and for overseeing Haghe's efforts. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. - Coloured sets of Roberts are generally encountered with the lithographs trimmed, coloured and mounted on card, in imitation of the original watercolours. The present set, by contrast, is comprised of the regular tinted lithographed issue but with very fine contemporary hand colouring. The palette of colouring is consistent with the colouring of the "on card" issue, and the strictly contemporary binding confirms the age of the hand colouring. This set is beautifully bound by John Wright of London in a rather unusual and striking full citron morocco. Flourishing between 1830 and 1860, Wright was among the most fashionable of London binders in this important period. Ramsden refers to Wright as "a binder of the highest order" (Ramsden, London Book Binders, p. 154). Exceedingly rare thus; a copy in the second state as described above (hand-coloured but unbound in loose sheets) commanded $242,500 at Christie's in 2012. - Provenance: the Duke of Northumberland (Property of His Grace, The Duke of Northumberland, Books from Berkeley Castle sold by order of the Trustee of the Earl of Berkeley Will Trust, Sotheby's London, 8-9 May 1986, lot 335). Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 176. Abbey Travel II, 272 & 385. Tooley 401. Lipperheide Ma 27. Cf. Hiler 753. The Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration).

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