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        THE PARTERRE: OR, BEAUTIES OF FLORA. Twelve Highly - Finished Drawings. with Poetical Illustrations.

      London. Tilt and Bogue 1842 - Slim folio 15x11 inches, original green pictorial cloth gilt, spine relaid. Title, (2), 24 pages. Text of representational poetry. ILLUSTRATED WITH 12 LARGE, FINELY HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES OF FLOWERS- the plates in unusually clean, bright and fresh condition. A superb example of a romantic, early 19th century botanical. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Urkunden und Actenstücke zur Geschichte der Verhältnisse zwischen Österreich, Ungern und der Pforte im XVI. und XVII. Jahrhunderte. Aus Archiven und Bibliotheken. 11 Teile in 4 Bänden.

      Wien, Schaumburg, 1840-, 1842. - 4°, circa 27 x 22 cm. zusammen etwas mehr als 1000 Seiten Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung Grosse Dokumentation in erster Ausgabe mit vielen Erstdrucken. 1. Gesandtschaft Kà nig Ferdinands I. an Sultan Suleiman I. 1527. - 2. Gesandtschaft Kà nig Ferdinands I. an Sultan Suleiman I. 1528. - 3. Gesandtschaft Kà nig Ferdinands I. an Sultan Suleiman I. 1529. - 4. Gesandtschaft Kà nig Ferdinands I. an Sultan Suleiman I. 1530. - 5. Gesandtschaft Kà nig Ferdinands I. an Sultan Suleiman I. 1531-1532. - 6. Gesandtschaft Kà nig Ferdinands I. an Sultan Suleiman I. 1532-33. - 7. Gesandtschaft Kà nig Ferdinands I. an Sultan Suleiman I. 1534. - 8. Gesandtschaft Kà nig Ferdinands I. an Sultan Suleiman I. 1536. - 9. Gesandtschaft Kà nig Ferdinands I. an Sultan Suleiman I. 1536-1537. - 10. Gesandtschaft Kà nig Ferdinands I. an Sultan Suleiman I. 1539-1540. - 11. Gesandtschaft Kà nig Ferdinands I. an Sultan Suleiman I. 1540-1541. - Reiche Sammlung originaler Dokumente zu den Beziehungen zwischen Österreich und dem Osmanischen Reich nach der Schlacht bei Mohács 1526. "- Teils etwas stockig, meist jedoch sauber, Einbände berieben, an den Rücken sorgfältig restauriert (unterlegt, etwas geklebt), aber dennoch dekorativ und solide. - In diesem Umfang sehr selten!. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Rome Ancient and Modern and its environs. Volume I (Volume II, III e IV)

      printed for the Author by Crispino Puccinelli 1842 - 1844 8vo (cm. 21,5), 4 Voll., 3 cc.nn., XXVI - 652 pp. con 7 tavv. f.t. (di cui una pianta di Roma a colori rip.); 508 pp. con 2 tavv. f.t.; 2 cc.nn., da p. 507 a p. 1074 con 22 tavv. f.t.; 933(1) pp. con 30 tavv. f.t. Splendide legature coeve in piena pergamena con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro su doppi tasselli in pelle di diverso colore. Tagli rossi. Esemplare in perfetto stato di conservazione. Edizione originale. Rossetti, G1652.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Gesamtansicht des Tals Draga mit dem Schloss Kamen ('Vigaun').

      - Lithographie v. Joseph Wagner aus Malerische Ansichten aus Krain. . b. Josef Wagner in Klagenfurt, 1842, 31,5 x 37,5 Nebehay-Wagner, Bibliographie Altösterreichischer Ansichtenwerke, 799, 1.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Großes Wiener Affentheater. Zwei ausserordentlich große Vorstellungen von bewunderungswürdigen Fertigkeits-Uebungen, in Kunstreiten, Voltigiren, Seiltänzen mit und ohne Balancirstange, künstlichen Wendungen und höchst komischen Scenen durch Affen und Hunde auszuführen. (Unterzeichner:) Heinrich Schreyer.

      (München), 26. und 27. Juli 1842. Einblattdruck mit gr. Holzschnitt (17 x 36 cm). Blattgr.: 56 x 39 cm. Wurzbach XXXI, 305: \"Heinrich Schreyer, Menageriebesitzer und Thierhändler, war aus Lemberg in Galizien gebürtig (geb. 1793, gest. zu Wien 22. August 1847). Im Sommer 1847 kam er nach Wien, wo er im Prater das große Affentheater erbaute, welches er im Juni d. J. eröffnete. Der Zulauf zu dieser Sehenswürdigkeit - die Dressur der Hunde und Affen war psychologisch merkwürdig - war ein ungeheurer. In wenigen Wochen hatte S. einen Gewinn von über 20.000 fl. erzielt. Aber mit diesem Glücke seines Unternehmens schritt das Unglück in seiner Familie Hand in Hand. Kaum in Wien angekommen, erkrankten Frau und Kinder am Typhus. Kaum waren aber diese genesen, wurde er selbst von der Seuche hingerafft. Das Theater führte nun die Witwe fort. Später übernahm das Ganze Casanova, der in Schreyer’s Diensten gestanden und der nun einige Zeit noch in Wien Vorstellungen gab. Im Jahre 1861 brachte der damalige Volkssänger Fürst die Bude käuflich an sich, gestaltete sie um und eröffnete sie am 21. April 1862 als Singspielhalle, aus welcher das Volkstheater im Prater und zuletzt das „Fürst-Theater“ sich entwickelte. Anregend im Hinblick auf Abrichtung der Thiere, wirkte die Schreyer’sche Affenbude auf die Bevölkerung ganz anders, wie der Cancan der Fürst’schen Bühne! Noch sei bemerkt, daß Schreyer während seines kurzen Aufenthaltes in Wien im Jahre 1847 dem im genannten Jahre errichteten Affenhause in der Schönbrunner Menagerie die erste Affenbevölkerung lieferte.\" Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Abbildung und Beschreibung der Schmetterlinge Schlesiens in systematischer Ordnung. Erster Theil. Falter oder Tagschmetterlinge. Mit 42 illuminirten Abbildungen.

      Breslau, Im Verlage von Neustädt, Comptoir 1842. 26,5 x 22,5 cm. VIII, 2, 82 Seiten, mit 42 handkolorierten lithographischen Tafeln. Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit. Ecken bestoßen, Rücken mit Fehlstellen, Bindung stark gelockert, Papier leicht gebräunt, ganz gelegentliche kleine Randläsuren. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar.Versand D: 5,00 EUR Biologie, Biology, Bücher des 19. Jahrhunderts, Naturwissenschaften, natural science, natural history, Schlesien, Schmetterlinge und Raupen

      [Bookseller: Cassel & Lampe]
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        Evangelisches Kirchenblatt für Württemberg. Bde. 2, 10-12, 21-22, 24-51, 53-57, 59-64

      Stuttgart; Köhler Bd. 2, Metzler Bde. 10-12, Greiner Bde. 21-51, 53-56, Gundert Bde. 57-64., 1842, 1849-1851, 1860-1861, 1863-1890, 1892-1896, 1898-1903. - Umfangreiche Reihe. Einbände berieben, bestoßen und angeschmutzt. Handschriftliche Besitzervermerke auf Vorsätzen. Innen durchgehend (mal mehr, mal weniger) fleckig und wasserrandig. Gute Leseexemplare. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 60000 Bde. 2-22 22 x 15 cm, Bde. 24-64 28 x 21 cm ; Pappbände der Zeit

      [Bookseller: Göppinger Antiquariat]
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        History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark; Capt. Clark's Grandson's Copy, Signed By him (The Family Library, No. 154 & 155)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1842. Hard Cover. The September 1842 first edition (Harper's Family Library); from the library of William Hancock Clark, the grandson of Captain Clark, with his signature in each volume: "Wm. Hancock Clark, St. Louis 1865" in pencil on the front pastedowns. William Hancock Clark supplied genealogical charts and related family history to publisher Francis Harper and editor Elliott Coues, for their classic 1893 annotated edition of the expedition. which was published after the discovery of the original Lewis and Clark journals at the American Philosophical Society. With the frontispiece map and six engraved plates. Folding map, text and plates are clean; small loss at spine ends of volume II; a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Munich, 22. I. 1842. - Large 8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium. To an unidentified recipient, about his recent book on magnetism.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Narrative of Various Journeys in Balochistan, Afghanistan and the Panjab;

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1842-3. [together with;] Narrative of a Journey to Kalat. 4 volumes octavo. Original matching purple combed cloth, title gilt to the spines, panelling in blind to the boards, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Single-tint lithographic frontispiece and one other similar plate to each volume of the first-named, together with numerous wood-cut illustrations to the text; large folding map to the pendant volume. All spines a little sunned, and crumpled head and tail with some minor splits and chips, overall a little rubbed, and bumped at the extremities, light browning to the text-blocks, and some foxing particularly to the plates; the pendant volume neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, end papers renewed, folding map with two closed tears, no loss; a very good set. First editions. Considered "to be the most enigmatic among the European explorers" of the north-west frontier, Masson (1800-53), was born John Lewis in London, and in 1821 enlisted as a private in the East India Company's infantry, later transferring to the Bengal European Artillery. He was present at the siege of Bharatpur in 1826 but deserted in early July 1827 in Agra and changed his name. He travelled to Afghanistan and embarked on over a decade of "pioneering travel and antiquarian investigation. During this period he collected well over 80,000 ancient coins and other objects which first provided a chronology of the dynasties of central Asia in the unknown centuries after the death of Alexander the Great. From 1834 Masson published news of his discoveries in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. The following year he was recruited by the East India Company as news writer in Afghanistan, in return for a free pardon for his desertion and a small allowance" (ODNB). He also offered "the first hint of the historical importance of Harappa" (Robinson, The Indus, p.28), one of the major sites of the ancient Indus Valley culture. In the years immediately before the First Afghan War, Masson was strongly critical of the Forward Policy, using his narrative to comment adversely on the conduct of Alexander Burnes and Sir William Macnaughten . He left Afghanistan in 1838 and during the ensuing British invasion remained in Sind, compiling the first-named work. "In attempting to return to Afghanistan in 1840, he became accidentally embroiled in the Baluchistan revolt and was imprisoned by the British authorities without either charge or good reason" events which he describes in the pendant volume. He returned to Britain in 1842, a typically embittered and disputatious ex-HEIC employee, failing "in his efforts to obtain financial compensation, to publish an illustrated magnum opus about his Afghan years, to return to Afghanistan, and to complete a half-finished novel". Although Masson lacked any formal training, "as an accurate observer of, and extensive traveller in, a virtually unknown land he was unrivalled", and the present narrative "has been judged to be a record which is unsurpassed ? for the width of its scope of inquiry into political, social, economic and scientific matters and the general accuracy of its conclusion" (Chopra). Ownership initials of Lieut.-Col. John Archibald Ballard, dated 1857 to the front free endpaper of volume I. Ballard was educated at Addiscombe, and commissioned in the Bengal Engineers in 1850. He earned a considerable reputation for his "cool bravery in action" (Buckland) during his services attached to the Turkish forces in the Crimea, commanding a brigade in Omar Pasha's campaign in Mingrelia. "Ballard returned to India in 1856 [&] served as assistant quartermaster-general in the Persian campaign, and afterwards in the Indian mutiny with the Rajputana field force, taking part in the pursuit and rout of Tantia Topi's forces. His promotion was singularly rapid, advancing in 1858 from lieutenant to lieutenant-colonel. He was subsequently mint-master at Bombay. Having attained the rank of lieutenant-general, he retired in 1879" (ODNB). An attractive set of this important memoir of turbulent times on the frontier.

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        Sketches of Foreign Travel and Life at Sea; including a cruise on board a man-of-war, as also a visit to Spain, Portugal.... and a treatise on the navy of the United States

      Boston, 1842. First edition. Frontispiece. xviii, [ii], 404, viii, 437, [blank]pp. 8vo. Original black blindstamped cloth, spine gilt, corners slightly rubbed. A fine copy. First edition. Frontispiece. xviii, [ii], 404, viii, 437, [blank]pp. 8vo. WITH A REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE US NAVY. Rockwell's time with the navy came by accident rather than by design: "passage to the Mediterranean ... had been granted him by the Secretary of the Navy, and as there was no Chaplain on board, he yielded to inducements offered him to discharge the duties of the office during most of the succeeding cruise of two years and a half" (preface). Departing Boston for Europe, the newly employed chaplain recounts visits to Gibraltar, Minorca, Barcelona, Naples and Rome, before returning to the Atlantic via stops along the Spanish coast. The second volume of the text completes the tour of the Mediterranean and includes more exotic destinations such as Liberia and Brazil. Wide-eyed upon embarking, Rockwell finishes this work with a treatise on the state of the navy, encouraging wider reading for the men, debating the efficacy of flogging and providing a wide-ranging overview of the men's vices. Sabin, 72420; not in Borba

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        Ancient Spanish Ballads; Historical and Romantic. Translated, with notes, ... a new edition, revised. With numerous illustrations from drawings by Williams Allan, David Roberts, William Simon, Henry Warren, C.E. Aubrey, and William Harvey. The borders and ornamental vignettes by Owen Jones, Architect.

      London:: John Murray. 1842. hardcover. Printed by Vizetelly Brothers and Co. Small folio. [242] pp.. Illustrated with numerous engravings by various artists and color. decorative boarders by Owen Jones. Contemporary red blind and gilt-. stamped morocco, all edges gilt, by Remnant and Edmonds [binders,. signed on rear fly-leaf]; some neat repairs to upper joint. Bookplate. and stamps from the Brooklyn Public Library, their spine call number. and perforated title. Very good.. With a marvelous fore-edge painting of ?Gibraltar? painted by the ?Dover? painter, associated with Marks & Co., ca. 1928. The ?Black Gibraltar?s giant rocks? are part of the poem called ?Count Arnaldos? found within the text. See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 98-103. . 2

      [Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books]
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        Original Federzeichnung: St. Nicolai vor dem ersten Einsturze vom Kehrwieder - ( Hamburger Brand 1842 ).

       1842 Detailreiches Blatt mit dem Brandgeschehen und dem beginnenden Einsturz der Kirche St. Nicolai vom Deichstrassenfleet aus gesehen, linkerhand Kajen, Bildmitte Deichstrasse, St. Nicolai, Hohe Brücke - rechterhand der Cremon. Bildgröße: 28,5 x 21,5 cm / Blattgröße: 36 x 27 cm. Links unten mit *A.Becker, 1842* signiert und datiert. Dies Blatt diente offenbar als Vorlage für die Lithographie von Otto Speckter ( hier unter der Bestellnummer 10573 im Bestand ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Brand, Hamburg, Hamburger Brand, Grosser Brand, 1842, Ruinen, Brandstätte, Feuer, Nicolaikirche, St. Nicolai, St. Nikolai, Nikolaikriche, Kajen, Deichstrasse, Hohe Brücke, Cremon, Google, Becker, Speckter, Otto Speckter

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Offering of the Mandan Indians

      Paris, Coblenz and London, 1842. Aquatint engraving by Himely after Bodmer, proof on india paper mounted, blindstamp. Rare India proof of the Himely plate. This title was printed from two separate plates: one by Himely with heavy use of aquatint and three horseman to the left of the mid-ground and no birds, and a second by L. Weber with light use of aquatint, particularly in the foreground, no horsemen and numerous birds Bodmer painted this potent scene of a Mandan skull shrine in November of 1833, shortly before the onset of winter. The shrine was located near the burial ground of Mih-Tutta-Hang-Kusch, and was related to the Mandan beliefs regarding the human body after death and was used as a fasting ground for those seeking supernatural powers. Bodmer and Prince Maximilian overwintered at Fort Clark, between the Knife and Heart Rivers in the territory of the Mandans and the Hidatsas, and made full use of their time to record in detail the life, history and beliefs of the Indian Tribes around them. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour, as it existed in Europe, particularly in Great Britain.

      London: Bohn 1842 - 3 volume set, 15 inches tall. A superb set of the second, and best, edition with 80 plates, 70 of which are boldly and brightly hand coloured, and a further 27 large hand coloured initials. Bound in half morocco with gilt raised bands, twin labels and finely decorated gilt panels around armorial gilt centre tools. All edges gilt. Armorial bookplates. A spectacular set of this celebrated work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Bean Goose - Plate XLII.,Plates to Selby's Illustrations of British Ornithology & Water Birds

      London: Henry Bohn, 1842. 53.2 x 66.4 x cm. Ca. 21 x 26 inches. Handcoloured engraving on J. Whatman paper watermarked 1842. Unevenly trimmed in upper margin. From "Illustrations of British Ornithology," the first attempt to produce a set of life-sized illustrations of British birds. Issued in parts over a number of years beginning in 1819, with later issues, the work contained 89 plates of land birds and 129 plates of water birds, engraved by William Lizars of Edinburgh. Plate with watermark dated 1830.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        25 Kupferstich-Karten der Wittelsbacher Lande.

      1812-1842. - Jedes Blatt 51 x 80 cm, jeweils in 18 Segmenten auf Leinen kaschiert. In drei uniformen Halbleder-Schubern der Zeit, 22 x 16 x 7 cm. Seltene Kartenfolge in großem Maßstab von verschiedenen Kartographen und Stechern: 1. Neuburg. - 2. Wittelsbach. - 3. Augsburg. - 4. Ingolstadt. - 5. Pfaffenhofen. - 6. Dachau. - 7. Passau. - 8. Rotthalmünster. - 9. Landsberg. - 10. Weilheim. - 11. Murnau. - 12. Mittenwald. - 13. München. - 14. Wolfrathshausen. - 15. Tölz. - 16. Scharfreiter. - 17. Wasserburg. - 18. Rosenheim. - 19. Auerburg. - 20. Burghausen. - 21. Traunstein. - 22. Reichenhall. - 23. Salzburghofen. - 24. Berchtesgaden. - 25. St. Bartholomae. - Die Eisenbahnlinien - soweit vorhanden - sind 1842 auf den Platten nachgetragen und neu gedruckt. - Gratige Abdrucke. Sehr gut erhalten. - Aus dem Besitz der Wittelsbacher. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun GbR]
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        Neuester Orbis pictus für die Jugend oder lehrreiche und unterhaltende Bilderschau von Gegenständen aus der Natur, der Kunst und dem Menschenleben mit beigefügten Erklärungen in deutscher, französischer, italienischer u. englischer Sprache. 24 fein ausgemalte Folio-Tafeln mit entsprechenden Randverzierungen nach Originalzeichnungen.

      Nürnberg, C.H. Zeh'sche Buchhandlung 1842. - Folio. (12) Bll. (viersprachige Wortlisten), (24) Bll. Titelillustration, 24 Tafeln in Farblithografie. 2. Ausgabe in der Bearbeitung Geisslers. Halbleinen (stärker berieben, v.a. Ecken und Kanten; kleinere Bezugsdefekte). Der gebürtige Leipziger Peter Carl Geissler (1802 – 1872) arbeitete als Kupferstecher und Aquarellmaler; in Nürnberg gründete er seinen Verlag und eine "Illuminieranstalt" (Thieme/B. 13, 354). Die in alphabethischer Reihenfolge angeordneten Lithografien enthalten kolorierte szenische Darstellungen, die einen oder mehrere Begriffe aus der dazu gehörigen Wortliste aufnehmen. Neue Spiegel und Vorsätze. Ein unterschiedlich fleckiges Exemplar, Bll. mit Wortlisten öfter mit restaurierten Randschäden, eines mit mehreren weiß überklebten Rissen (kein Buchstabenverlust); Titelblatt doppelt eingebunden (1. teilweise aufgezogen, 2. mit geschlossenen Einrissen). Pilz S. 375; Pressler Abb. 43; vgl. Wegehaupt III, 2613 (Ausg. 1841). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WAVERLEY NOVELS Abbotsford Edition in 12 Volumes

      Edinburgh: Robert Cadell London: Houlston & Stoneman 1842 - Edinburgh: Robert Cadell; London: Houlston & Stoneman. 1842 to 1847. Abbotsford Edition, 1842. 12 volumes extra illustrated. Hardbound in half, dark green Morocco. Gilt-stamped dentelles to front and back boards and inside dentelles on marbled endpapers. Spine heavily gilt decorated with two title bands. 5 raised bands. 12 Volume set, 10 inches tall. A particularly handsome set in half morocco with gilt raised bands, finely gilt floral tooling to the panels, titles and all edges gilt. Fine full page illustrations and vignettes throughout, foxing to the full page plates as usual. An armorial bookplate on which the name has been scratched off and a neat owner’s monogram on each title page. A handsome set. All volumes are profusely illustrated with steel engravings (120) and a great many wood engravings by a host of artists (all attributed at the beginning of each volume). Peripheral pages with some foxing, including frontis in some volumes. Some other plates have marginal foxing but the text is very largely unfoxed. All volumes have minor scuffing to leather, largely confined to edges of spine. All bindings tight and the set is attractive. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – gilt decorated. Joints – very good condition. Corners – very good condition – some bump and wear. Boards – good condition - wear. Page edges – very good condition – all gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Front paste down – good condition – bookplate. Front free end paper – good condition. Title – good condition – some foxing. Pages – good condition – some marks and foxing. Binding – very good condition – solid binding. See photos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schlachten-Atlas. Herausgegeben von Fr. R. v. R.

      Leipzig 1842. - Quer-4to. Mit gest. Titel und 124 teilkolorierten Schlachtenplänen auf 120 gest. Tafeln mit den jeweils dazugehörenden Textblättern. Leinwand der Zeit mit Blindprägung. Zweite Ausgabe. – Vgl. Graesse VI, 172. – Vorzugsausgabe auf Velinpapier. – Die Pläne jeweils mit 1 vorgebundenem Blatt Erläuterungen. – Rücken alt auf Leder aufgezogen, Vorsätze erneuert. Die Textblätter teils gebräunt. Die Tafeln gelegentlich im Rand etwas fleckig. Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbuesch Berlin]
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        Map of Afghaunistan, Caubul, the Punjab, Rajpootana, and the River Indus

      London: James Wyld,, 1842. [together with;] Notes to Map of Afghaunistan, the Punjab, &c &c. Original brown diapered cloth, title in gilt to the front panel within elaborate panel. Text in original printed pink paper wraps. Folding engraved map, coloured in outline, bisected into 24 panels and mounted on linen, opens 600 × 823 mm. Map-case a little rubbed, and sunned at the spine, map slightly browned verso, the wraps of the text pamphlet slightly rubbed and with some minor creasing, text toned, but overall both pieces very good. First edition of this map of Afghanistan. Uncommon, Copac shows two locations for the map, Oxford and Durham, four further on OCLC, Melbourne, Minnesota, Nebraska and BnF, but just a single location for the accompanying explanatory pamphlet, BL. Well-preserved copy of this handsome, timely and desirable map.

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        Symbolik und Mythologie der alten Volker besonders der Griechen. Dritte verbesserte Ausgabe.

      Leipzig und Darmstadt, Leske 1837 1842. - 4 Bände. Mit 76 (6 kolor.) meist gefalteten, lithogr. Tafeln. Hübsche marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Goed. VI, 211, 3; ADB IV, 595 (ausführlich); vgl. Borst 1106 (EA). - Hauptwerk des lange Jahre in Heidelberg lehrenden Professors der Altertumswissenschaften, G. F. Creuzer (1771-1858), 1810 bis 1812 erstmals erschienen. Creuzers Vorlesungen zur Symbolik und Mythologie gehörten zu den am besten besuchten seiner Zeit. Während Creuzers Ansicht einer auf symbolischen Gemeinsamkeiten beruhenden monotheistischen Urreligion beim Religionsphilosophen J. J. Bachofen auf fruchtbaren Boden fiel, fand sie in Johann Heinrich Voss den entschiedensten Gegner ("Antisymbolik", 1824-26). Als "Mythen-Creuzer" stellt er eine Hauptfigur der deutschen Hochromantik dar. Creuzer führte zwei Jahre lang eine heimliche Liebe mit Caroline v. Günderode, beendete dieses Verhältnis jedoch abrupt im Frühjahr 1806, woran die Günderode seelisch zerbrach. - Titel mit Namenszug C. v. Güldenstubbe. - Gelenke berieben, sonst recht gutes und sauberes Exemplar!

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        Bibliothèque de M. le baron Silvestre de Sacy tome I (imprimés : philosophie, théologie, sciences naturelles) & tome II (sciences médicales et arts utiles ; psychologie, linguistique, littérature et beaux-arts, histoire littéraire) & tome III (sciences sociales, sciences historiques, polygraphie) Catalogue établi par Robert Merlin (exemplaire personnel de Merlin) COPY SIGNED BY MERLIN

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale 1842 - Exemplaire personnel de Robert Merlin qui avait été nommé du vivant de S. de Sacy pour établir le catalogue de sa bibliothèque. Bel envoi autographe de Merlin sur la page de garde - ex-libris non identifié. Trois grands in-8° reliés demi-chagrin de l'époque, 12-LXIV-434 pages et 62 p. de tables - XV-416 pages - XXXI-472 pages. Antoine-Isaac, baron Silvestre de Sacy est un linguiste, philologue et un orientaliste - arabisant - français. Son père, Jacques Abraham Silvestre, était un notaire adepte du jansénisme établi à Paris qui avait plusieurs enfants. Ce fut pour se distinguer de ses frères qu’Antoine-Isaac Silvestre ajouta à son nom celui du village de Sacy, situé dans l’Yonne. Il fut anobli en 1809 avec le titre de chevalier d’Empire, puis, en 1813 de baron d’Empire. Par la suite, son titre fut confirmé par Louis XVIII. Encore enfant à la mort de son père, il reçut de sa mère une éducation religieuse et manifesta un don précoce pour les langues. Le bénédictin dom George François Berthereau lui enseigna l'hébreu à l'âge de douze ans en lui faisant lire ses prières dans le texte original. Après l’hébreu, il apprit presque sans maître le syriaque, le samaritain, le chaldéen, l’arabe, le persan et le turc, puis l’anglais, l’allemand, l’italien et l’espagnol. Après des études littéraires, il étudia le droit et fut nommé, en 1781, conseiller à la Cour des monnaies. Tout en remplissant ses fonctions, il continuait avec ardeur ses travaux de linguistique. Dès 1780, il commença à publier, dans le Répertoire de littérature biblique d’Eichhorn, des notes sur une version syriaque du livre des Rois, des traductions de lettres écrites par des Samaritains à Scaliger, etc., et fut nommé, en 1785, membre libre de l’Académie des inscriptions. Il publia alors dans le recueil de cette compagnie des mémoires Sur l’histoire des Arabes avant Mahomet, Sur l’origine de leur littérature, puis il fit des traductions et écrivit, de 1787 à 1791, Sur les antiquités de la Perse, quatre mémoires qui attestaient autant d’érudition que de sagacité. En 1791, il devint un des commissaires généraux chargés de surveiller la fabrication des monnaies et, l’année suivante, fut nommé membre en titre de l’Académie des inscriptions. Hostile aux grandes réformes de la Révolution, il se démit de ses fonctions de commissaire en 1792 et se retira dans une propriété dans le village d'Ognes dans l'Oise, où il continua ses travaux favoris et se livra notamment à des recherches sur la religion des Druzes. En 1795, la Convention ayant créé une école de langues orientales, il fut appelé à y enseigner l’arabe. Cette même année, on rétablit l’Institut et le savant orientaliste devint membre de la section de littérature et des beaux-arts. Mais son refus de jurer haine à la royauté ne permit pas de l’admettre dans le docte corps, dont il ne fit partie qu’en 1803. Toutefois, il conserva sa chaire d’arabe et devint, à la même, époque, un des rédacteurs du Journal des savants. Les nombreux et importants travaux qu’il fit paraître depuis lors accrurent considérablement sa réputation et le placèrent au premier rang des orientalistes qui se sont occupés d’arabe et de persan. En 1805, il fut chargé d’aller à Gênes pour y découvrir des manuscrits orientaux ; mais ses recherches furent sans résultat, et il dut se borner à rapporter des documents historiques intéressants. Nommé professeur de persan au Collège de France en 1806, il entra au Corps législatif comme député de Paris en 1808, y siégea jusqu’à la Restauration et reçut, en 1813, le titre de baron de l'Empire. Silvestre de Sacy applaudit avec enthousiasme au retour des Bourbons. Après les Cent-Jours, il devint membre de la commission d’instruction publique, puis du conseil royal et fut plus tard, nommé administrateur du Collège de France et de l’École spéciale des langues orientales. En 1822, il fonda avec Abel-Rémusat la Société asiatique [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte Thorns aus Urkunden, Dokumenten und Handschriften (2 Bände).

      Thorn, E. Lambeck, 1842. - Mit 5 (davon 1 gefaltete) lithographische Tafeln, gefalteter lithographischer Plan, 3 Blatt, VI, 347 Seiten; 3 Blatt; IV, 623 Seiten, marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit, 19, x 11,5 cm, Stempel auf den Titelblättern, innen leicht gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Resolucion de todas las ecuaciones numericas con esponentes enteros, quebrados y fraccionarios y con raices imaginarias

      Imprenta de M. Peiro, Zaragoza 1842 - piel de época bien conservada con tejuelo manchas del tiempo. . 174 págs.

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        Ancient Spanish Ballads; Historical and Romantic. Translated, with notes, . a new edition, revised. With numerous illustrations from drawings by Williams Allan, David Roberts, William Simon, Henry Warren, C.E. Aubrey, and William Harvey. The borders and ornamental vignettes by Owen Jones, Architect.

      John Murray, London: 1842 - 2 With a marvelous fore-edge painting of "Gibraltar" painted by the "Dover" painter, associated with Marks & Co., ca. 1928. The "Black Gibraltar’s giant rocks" are part of the poem called "Count Arnaldos" found within the text. See: Weber, Jeff, Annotated Dictionary of Fore-edge Painting Artists & Binders, pp. 98-103. Printed by Vizetelly Brothers and Co. Small folio. [242] pp. Illustrated with numerous engravings by various artists and color decorative boarders by Owen Jones. Contemporary red blind and gilt-stamped morocco, all edges gilt, by Remnant and Edmonds [binders, signed on rear fly-leaf]; some neat repairs to upper joint. Bookplate and stamps from the Brooklyn Public Library, their spine call number and perforated title. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere [Shakespeare]. Edited by Charles Knight. Including Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony & Cleopatra , The Merchant of Venice, etc.

      London: Charles Knight and Co., n.d. [1842]. - 8 volumes, large octavo, consisting of two vols. each of the Comedies, Tragedies and Histories, one of the Doubtful Plays and one of the Biography. Contemporary dark blue calf over textured floral cloth sides, twin labels, full gilt, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Generously illustrated throughout. Some foxing to first and final leaves, neat (old) paper repair to top corner of title page of Comedies (I), scholarly notes in ink to first blank of same. Bindings sound with one or two short cracks to joints, spines a trifle dulled. A sound, highly decorative set. Binder's ticket 'T. Catherall of Chester' to most volumes. The Biography of Shakespere by Charles Knight is dated 1842 although the main body of the works are undated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Junction of the Yellow-Stone River with the Missouri

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1842 - Aquatint engraving by Salathé after Bodmer, proof printed in black, brown and blue, and without the imprint or the English title. Small chip to upper right corner. A very rare experimental proof of the Salathé plate, with three colours used to ink different areas of a single printing plate. This title was printed from two different plates, one engraved by Salathé with six pronghorn antelope in the foreground and the French title starting 'Réunion.', the second by L. Weber with nine antelope in the foreground, a further seven in the mid-ground and the the French title starting 'Confluent.' The travelers, aboard the steamer Assiniboine arrived at Fort Union, just above the junction of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, on 24 June 1833, after a journey of seventy-five days up the Missouri River from St.Louis. They stayed until 6 July, when they departed upriver by keelboat for Fort McKenzie. Fort Union was the uppermost point of steamer traffic at the time of Bodmer's visit and like most fur company posts on the Missouri at this time, was situated on a low open prairie sufficiently large to accommodate the large encampments of numerous Indians during the height of the trading season. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Statuten des Schillerverein's zu Leipzig-Schiller Haus in Gohlis, Leipzig

      Friedrich Andrä, Leipzig 1842 - Original Buchdruck mit originaler aufgeklebter Radierung, sehr seltenes Plakat der Gründung des Schillervereins (ein Ex. im stadtgeschichtlichen Museum Leipzig); das Plakat ist erhaltungsgerecht auf einem Glas an den Rändern montiert und eingerahmt; sehr guter Zustand; Blattgrösse ungefähr 48x59 cm, Grösse des gedruckten Motivs: 50x42,5 cm; aufgeklebte Originalradierung: 18x13,5 cm; Rahmen: 62,5x52 cm; Auf dem Plakat stehen die Names des Vorstandes des Vereins, unter Leitung von Robert Blum, und ein Verzeichnis der 120 Mitglieder, unter denen Verleger von Leipzig und der Komponist Albert Lortzing; besondere Versandkosten; direkte Übergabe möglich; zusätzliche Kosten für eine Zusendung ohne Rahmen, mit Abmontieren des Plakats; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Travellers meeting with Minatarre Indians. Near Fort Clark

      Paris, London, Coblenz, 1842. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Alex Manceau after Bodmer. This is one Bodmer's most famous images: the only depiction he made of both his sponsor, Prince Maximilian, and of himself. The travelers spent the winter of 1833-1834 at Fort Clark, between the Knife and Heart rivers in the territory of the Mandan and Hidatsa Tribes, Bodmer here shows the their first meeting to with the Hidatsas outside the palisade fortification of the fort; a carefully composed image ably portraying the wary curiosity with which the representatives of two very different ways of life greeted each other. Bodmer stands, top-hatted, to the far right, Prince Maximilian is next to him, Dreidoppel is visible behind the two of them. The individuals amongst the Hidatsa include Ahschüpsa Masihichsi (`Chief of the Pointed Horn') whom Bodmer had painted on 28 February 1834. Karl Bodmer's images show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. They arrived in Boston in July 1832, traveled on to Philadelphia, where they stayed with Napoleon Bonaparte's elder brother Joseph. From here they headed west across Pennsylvania across the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh and the Ohio country, visiting all the important German settlements en route. Their most important stop on their route west was at the utopian colony of New Harmony in Indiana. The Prince spent five months there in the company of some of the country's leading scientific men, and studying all the relevant literature on backcountry America. On 24 March 1833 the party reached St. Louis, Missouri, and the start of the journey into Indian country. David C. Hunt, "Karl Bodmer and the American Frontier," Imprint /Spring 1985, p.18. Cf.Graff 4648; cf. Howes M443a; cf. Pilling 2521; cf. Sabin 47014; cf. Wagner-Camp 76:1.

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        Noah Webster promotes some of his best-known works, including his bible, grammar and speller while disparaging his competition!

      New Haven, CT, March 31, 1842. 7.75" x 10". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""N Webster,"" 1 page, 7.75"" x 10"", New Haven, March 31, 1842, addressed in his hand on the integral address leaf to the Reverend Samuel Parker in Ithaca, New York. Expected folds, moderately toned at extreme margins, small loss on integral leaf from seal tear, else very good.""I have lately received from Mrs Parker five dollars on account of books sold, & ten I received last winter. It was not for money that I wrote to you for a statement of books sold; but to ascertain the condition of things. The bearer of this, I expect, will be the Rev. Smith Dayton of the Methodist connection who is very much my friend. He has been many years a teacher & is now engaged for a few days in spreading my books: The Bible, large & small; The Testament, large & small; the History, Manual & Grammar. I suppose he can do nothing for me in Tompkins County, but perhaps he may. You will give him your advice. The Deputy Superintendent of Schools in Herkimer has recommended Sanders' Sp[elling] Book & other books. I am surprised at this, if anything, in these times, could surprise me. The critical state of public affairs & the wretched state of money is all against me, & probably against you, but I see no present remedy. If Mr Dayton shall want any of the books of mine in your possession, please to deliver them to him. We are in comfortable health & Mrs W joins me in love to Mrs Parker & her daughter...""On the verso, Webster adds a short postscript: ""I see Cobb’s new spelling book is highly praised in the New York Sun. I have not yet seen it. We have a great many such books & all are the best."""

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        Autograph letter signed, to Benjamin Hawes, a lengthy letter concerning the abolition of slavery in the West Indies and the conversion of plantation slave labor into a free labor system

      Ipswich 1842 - Early annotation at the top right corner. An incredible content 9-page letter about the transition from slavery to free labor in the West Indies: ". you cannot force these to labour by the whip, as they are now free Men ." With the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833, Great Britain ended slavery in the West Indies. In the years following Emancipation, the former slaves were indentured to their former masters before moving to a wage labor system. However, this period saw an economic decline in the region: sugar production drastically slumped, the price of sugar surged and little of the £20 million awarded to the West Indian planters under the Abolition Act was re-invested in the West Indies. The economic woes prompted a Parliamentary investigation. The present letter, written by Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846) the father of the British abolitionist movement, was written to a then sitting member of Parliament, Benjamin Hawes, a young but influential Whig politician. The lengthy letter begins: "I have not the honor of knowing you personally, but only as an upright member of Parliament, and as such I take the Liberty of addressing you, knowing that you are now sitting as a member of a parliamentary committee for inquiring into West India concerns, as they relate to difficulties or impediments which may stand in the way of a fair remuneration to the planters in the cultivation of their estates. This question, Sir, upon which you were called to deliberate, is of immense importance; and it will require the strictest impartiality, both towards the interests of the Masters and of the Servants to develop it, so as to come to a satisfactory conclusion; for if you take the side of the servants unduly against their masters you may become the means of enraging the former to make such exorbitant demands in the shape of wages, as to make it impossible for the latter to cultivate their Estates; and if, on the other hand, you take the side of the Planters unduly against their Servants, so that their wages will not enable them to live, the servants will refuse to work, and thus the Estates again will go uncultivated; and you cannot force these to labour by the whip, as they are now free Men." Clarkson continues by arguing against the blatant rascism brought forth by the advocates of the planters to the committee: ". the Negroes of the present day are not the sort of People here described. Their behaviour ever since the day of their Emancipation has been in general most exemplary and laudable. They have been moral, industrious, orderly and well disposed. Crime has so diminished amongst them, that the gaols are frequently quite empty . You are aware, Sir, that in the days of Slavery nothing would exceed the vile management of a West India Estate. Negroes were obliged to carry manure in baskets on their heads to a plantation perhaps to a distance of a mile or more. Would not such practice be laughed at in England when a single mule and cart would have done three times the work?." The letter continues with various arguments to prove that the economic troubles of the West Indian plantations were the result of mismanagement and not the freed slaves. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        \"Feyerliche Eroeffnung der Walhalla durch seine Majestät den König Ludwig von Bayern, Gründer und Vollender derselben, den 18ten Oktober 1842\". Frontaler Blick auf die Walhalla, links Donaustauf und das Donautal. König Ludwig steigt zusammen mit Fürst Thurn und Taxis, gefolgt von ihren Suiten die Stufen hinauf. Im Vordergrund zahlreiche Kutschen, Reiter sowie Militärpersonen und zuschauende Bürger.

       Altkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, gedruckt von J.B. Dreseli, 1842, 28 x 46 cm. Pressler 495. - Figurenreiches Ereignisblatt in zauberhaftem Altkolorit. - Ohne Rand mit dem alten handschriftlichen Titel unter der Darstellung montiert. Sehr dekorativ in alte Nußbaumleiste gerahmt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberpfalz

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        VIE PRIVEE ET PUBLIQUE DES ANIMAUX

      1842 . (Grandville)illus. VIE PRIVEE ET PUBLIQUE DES ANIMAUX by Balzac et al. Paris, 1842 (1st ed). 2 vols, 4to., Original pictorial boards, 386 and 390pp., plus tables of contents, 210 illustrations on engraved plates hors texte and 120 vignettes, in-texte. One of the great illustrated books. Social satire in which animals play human roles. Grandville's mastery at presenting animals with convincing human expressions, poses, and costumes has been imitated, but never equalled. Very unusual in the pictorial boards. Light wear to the board edges and hinges, expert repair to inner hinges, else a very nice copy.

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        12 (dav. 11 eigenh.) Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Wattwiller, 1842-1854. Zus. 56 S., Kl.-8° bis 4°. Spahr studierte Rhetorik und Philosophie in Luxeuil sowie Theologie in Porrentruy, Besancon und Rom. 1830 wurde er Vikar in Porrentruy und gründete 1835 „L\'Ami de la Justice“, die erste katholische Zeitung in Porrentruy. Nach seinem Widerstand gegen die Badener Artikel floh er aus Angst vor einer Verhaftung nach Frankreich. Von seiner fünfjährigen Haftstrafe wurde er 1840 begandigt und Spahr wurde Pfarrer in Wattwiller. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - 2 Briefe m. kl. Ausrissen mit etw. Textverlust. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mislin, Spahr, Schweiz, Helvetica, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Les Ressources de Quinola

      Edition originale rare.binding en demi maroquin caramel, spine à cinq nerfs, contreplats et gardes de papier peigné, couvertures restaurées conservées, toutes tranches peignées.Rousseurs.Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Honoré de Balzac sur la page de faux-titre à son ami Laurent Jan. Hippolyte Souverain Paris 1842 13,5x22cm relié

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        Description des animaux fossiles qui se trouvent dans le terrain carbonifère de Belgique. Text-, Atlas- und Supplementband in 3 Bänden.

      Lüttich ua Dessain ua -51 1842 - (28,5 x 21,5 cm). (6) IV, 650 S./ 2 Bll./ 2 Bll., SS. (651)-716. Mit 1 gefalteten Tabelle und 74 lithographierten Tafeln, jeweils mit einem Blatt Erklärungen. Moderne Pappbände im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe mit dem sehr seltenen Supplementband. - "Mit der Fauna und Gliederung des Kohlenkalks hat sich de Koninck mehr als ein halbes Jahrhundert lang beschäftigt. Seine Monographie der fossilen Thiere des belgischen Kohlenkalks. bilde(t) noch heute die Grundlage aller paläontologischen Arbeiten über die Kohlenkalkfauna in Europa" (Zittel, Geschichte der Geologie S. 605). - De Koninck (1809-1887), Professor für Chemie in Lüttich, beschäftigte sich vorwiegend und nach seiner Emeritierung fast ausschließlich mit paläontologischen Forschungen. - Durchgehend gestempelt, Tafeln verso, sonst sauberes und breitrandiges Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - Nissen ZBI, 2290 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CANADIAN SCENERY IlUSTRATED [2 Volumes]

      London: James S. Virtue, City Road and Ivy Lane, n.d. [1842] 2 volumes, 117 plates + engraved map, 2 vignettes on extra engraved title-pages, all with tissue guards. Original green cloth stamped in blind, with gilt stamped cover vignette and ornate gilt spines, all edges gilt. Covers slightly soiled and rubbed at the tips, head of spine started with a slight pull to head of vol. 2, minor occassional foxing, else very good.. Original Cloth. Very Good. Quarto.

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        The History of the Saints; Or, An Expose of Joe Smith and Mormonism

      Boston: Leland and Whiting, 1842. Third Edition. Hardcover. 344pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Dark brown cloth with decorative floral blind stamping to boards. Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Very good. This volume has been professionally rebacked to match the original. Light sporadic foxing. Name in ink (badly faded and contemporary) on title page. Although a stated "third edition", only first and third editions are known to exist. There was no second edition published. An early and influential Mormon, Bennett was later exposed as a charlatan. After being run out of Nauvoo he penned this "expose". Later in his life he had a short-lived association with the Beaver Island Colony (Strangites). Probably best known for coining the term "Spiritual Wifery". Still an important contemporary and firsthand account of life in Mormon Nauvoo. Scarce in this lovely condition. Flake/Draper 403. Howes B352. Scallawagiana 24.

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        Caiphas looking towards Mount Carmel, April 24th 1839

      Y&T 104 ; 329 x 495 mm; card 426 x 617 mm Caiphas looking towards Mount Carmel, April 24th 1839. Full-plate. £1,250

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        Regent Street looking towards the Quadrant.

      Thomas Shotter Boys. Regent Street looking towards the Quadrant. Original lithograph with original hand colour from the deluxe edition, printed by Charles Hullmandel, London 1842. 350 x 402 mm. £1150

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        The Slave States of America

      London and Paris: Fisher, Son, & Co., 1842. - 2 volumes. 8vo, (9 x 5 ¾ inches). 4-page list of Subscribers and Reviews in volume one, 8-page publisher's Advertisement in volume 2. Engraved frontispieces in each volume, 6 engraved plates (some spotting and staining). Original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt, UNOPENED (spine of volume one split but holding, some staining to both volumes, a bit worn). First edition. Buckingham travelled extensively from a very early age, and was a voluminous writer, supporting himself on his travels, including those described in his "Slave States of America," by giving public lectures describing his travels in the east while touring: "He published numerous books on his foreign travels-which are especially notable for the information they provide about social conditions in the many countries he visited-and wrote a large number of pamphlets on social and political subjects. He was probably best known, however, as a lecturer, undertaking speaking tours in both Britain and North America. His enthusiasm for campaigns of reform was unrestrained; in his own words, he could 'never find anything in a defective state without feeling an instinctive desire to improve it'. The sheer variety of his undertakings was not perhaps well calculated to ensure him immediate success in any one of them individually; indeed, his many critics judged him capricious and shallow. His seemingly eclectic political creed has puzzled historians as much as it infuriated his opponents. In sum, the remarkable range of his travels, the diversity of his interests, and the extent of his writings testify to a life of energy if not of achievement" (G. F. R. Barker, rev. Felix Driver for DNB). Greatly concerned with the welfare of the enslaved in America, Buckingham does not shrink from expressing his often controversial opinion: "In the same spirit of impartiality, I have endeavoured to describe the state of Slavery in the Southern States, of which these volumes will contain a full account. I shall perhaps be blamed by some English readers for the admissions which I make, if not in favour, at least in palliation, of the conduct of many slaveholders in America, as well as in the confessions which truth demands, of the well-being, and even comfort, of some of the domestic slaves. On the other hand, I expect my full share of censure from a large section, at least, of the people of America, for daring to speak, as truth compels me to do, of the wretched condition of the great body of the African race throughout the South; and of the reckless indifference to human life, and human obligations of every kind, which the very system of Slavery engenders in nearly all the white population who live beneath its influence. To the censures of both these parties I shall be willing to submit, and console myself with the belief that I have served the cause of truth and justice, better than by attempting to please either" (Preface). The modern world had never seen such a vast and powerful slave society as existed in antebellum America: "the fundamental tragedy of this time, this era of revolutions in politics, transportation, and reform was also a period when an empire for slavery extended across a quarter of the new nation. Slavery, propelled by the same territorial expansion and technological innovation that drove so much else in the new country, spread like a hemorrhage. Over 300,000 slaveowners held nearly 4 million people in bondage by 1860. Slavery, contrary to the expectations of virtually everyone in 1815, grew stronger with each passing decade, embracing an ever larger part of the continent to the South and West, holding more people within its bonds, accounting for a larger share of the nation's exports. Cotton and slavery created a per capita income for white southerners higher than that of any country in Europe except England. "The discussions in the churches, the reform organizations, and the political parties turned repeatedly, if fitfully and sometimes obliquely, to th [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité de géodésie, ou exposition des méthodes trigonométriques et astronomiques applicables à la mesure de la terre et à la construction du canevas des cartes topographiques

      1842 - 2 volumes in-4 de I. XVI, Paris, Bachelier, 1842, , 2 volumes in-4 de I. XVI, 515, (1) pages et 11 planches ; et de II. XI, (1), 496, XXXII pages et 3 planches, pleine basane verte maroquinée de l'époque, Troisième édition, revue et augmentée par l'auteur. La première, parue en 1805, fut un événement dans le monde scientifique de l'époque. Louis Puissant réformait les méthodes astronomiques appliquées à la détermination de la mesure de la figure de la terre ; il était le premier à relever des erreurs dans la "base du système métrique décimal" de Delambre et Méchain. Cette nouvelle édition, paru 39 ans après l'édition originale est illustrée de 14 planches repliées représentant de nombreux instruments de géodésie et d'astronomie ainsi qu'une projection de la carte de France. Puissant a été pendant une cinquantaine d'années le représentant le plus éminent de la géodésie française. Rousseurs, cachet annulé de l'Institut Catholique de Paris, sur le verso des pages de titre et des planches, néanmois exemplaire bien relié portant l'ex-libris imprimé d'Henri Viellard. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA... From Drawings Made On the Spot... With Historical Descriptions, by the Revd George Croly. Lithographed by Louis Hague.

      London: F. G. Moon. 1842, 1843, 1849.. n. Oversize folio (24-1/2" x 18-1/2"). 3 volumes bound in 2 (the lithographic title page for Volume 3, bound at back of Volume 2). Unpaginated letterpress descriptive text. Illustrated with 120 tinted lithographic plates, including the frontispiece portrait of Roberts (60 plates are full- page and 60 are half-page), 3 tinted lithographic title pages, and one engraved map. All text & plates are on heavy stock paper mounted on guards. Bound in 19th century half red pebbled morocco, gilt, over red cloth, spines rubbed. A.e.g. Front hinge of Volume 1 starting to crack, but still quite sound. As with many copies, some of the leaves are lightly sprung. A particularly clean copy, with almost no foxing to the plates.

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        Naturgetreue Abbildungen der vorzüglichsten essbaren, giftigen und verdächtigen Pilze, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die verschiedenen Altersstufen von der ersten Entwicklung bis zum ausgebildeten Wachstume. Nach eigenen Beobachtungen gezeichnet und beschrieben. Bevorwortet von Ludwig Reichenbach.

      Dresden, E. Pietzsch & Comp., 1842. VIII + 136 S. + 80 Tafeln. Priv. Lwd. der Zeit. Mit allen 81 Orig. Lithographien, davon 80 altkoloriert. - Ehemal. Bibliotheks-Expl. (St.), priv. Widm. a. V., etw. fingerfleckig, Gbrsp., Buchblock unfachmännisch geheftet, Ebd. m. Gbrsp. Prachtvolle Tafeln. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Botanik; Pilze

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        Assolements, Jachère et Succession des Cultures, par Feu Victor Yvart, ---. Ouvrage annoté par son petit- fils Victor Rendu, ---.

      Paris, à la Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret. 1842 - In- 4 ; 1 f. bl.- (8)- 376 pp. ; maroquin à grain long vert, dos lisse orné, plats encadrés de filets or, filets or intér., tranches dorées, rel. de l' ép. Impression sur 2 colonnes, sur papier vélin fin. Exemplaire de présent, reprenant en un vol. in- 4 les 3 petits vol. in- 16 paraissant la même année chez Roret, sous le même titre et avec le même contenu. Yvart était prof. d' agriculture et d' économie rurale à l' Ecole Vétérinaire d' Alfort. Il réédite, avec d' importantes notes, le Théâtre d' Agriculture d' O. de Serres (1804), et est un des principaux collaborateurs du Cours Complet d' Agriculture (1809). Le livre que nous proposons est une version remaniée par Rendu de son Traité des Assolements de 1821. Rendu, le petit- fils, est l' auteur bien connu de l' Ampélographie française et de nombreux ouvrages de vulgarisation. Envoi signé de ce dernier, sur un premier f. blanc, "A M. Dittmer, Hommage de respect et de reconnaissance". Adolphe Dittmer, directeur général des Haras, concepteur des "Haras du Pin", dans l' Orne, était également écrivain, et co- auteur, entre autres, des "Soirées de Neuilly", (1827), où l' on trouve un des rares portraits (supposé) de Stendhal, par Henry Monnier. Petites et discrètes épidermures sur les plats, petites taches entre 2 ff. (pp. 42/43), travail de poisson d' argent (lépisme) sur le dernier f. Sinon, bel ex. Un "Roret" peu banal. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schlachten-Atlas. 133 Teilkolorierte Kupferstich-Karten

       Ohne Verlag und Ort, (um 1842). Blatt-Maße: ca. 30 cm x 25 cm, in original Halbleinen-Mappe mit goldgraviertem Titel, mit Schnürschließern, quart, (etwas stockfleckig/einige Randlasuren/1 Karte im Ausriß/Mappe berieben, Fehlstelle am Rücken) - Enthält: Schlacht bei Züllichau am 23. Juli 1759 / Schlacht bei Rossbach am 5. November 1757 / Schlacht bei Laon am 9. März 1814 / Schlacht bei Borodino am 7. September 1812 / Schlacht an der Katzenbach am 26. August 1813... - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Militär,originale Kunst/ Grafik/ Plakate

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        Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine [sammelband] with The Mask of the Red Death]

      George R. Graham, Philadelphia, Vol. XX, January to June 1842 - Large Octavo. Sammelband of three magazines illustrated with a couple hand-colored and several black & white engravings and one pattern. Graham's Magazine (as noted above); The New Mirror- June 17, 1843, Aug. 26, 1843, July 6, 1844 and Aug. 12, 1843. and extracts from The Rover, nd. but one from Vol. I, No. VII and Volume III, No. 16, [A Weekly magazine edited by Seba Smith, New York, S.B. Dean & Co. 1844] Poe was employed over the years by several magazines in some editorial capacity. As an editor, and sometimes merely as a regular contributor. Poe wrote a great deal of material in the form of literary reviews such as Review of Rufus W. Griswold's The Poets and Poetry of America, Review of [William Gilmore Simms's] Beauchampe, or the Kentucky Tragedy. Review of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Twice-Told Tales and Review of C[harles]. F[enno] Hoffman's The Vigil of Faith, and Other Poems, all found on pages 298-300 and attributed to [Edgar A. Poe], Table of Contents (genre)and notices, miscellaneous essays, editorial filler and even plate articles. Poe's stories found in these magazines would be considered first appearances of his works. Contained here within are the following titles by Poe: An Appendix of Autographs; A Few Works About Brainard; Life in Death; The Mask of Red Death and To One Departed. Bound in 3/4 black morocco over patterned cloth, raised bands ruled in gilt, lettering gilt, wear to corners and edges, light scattered foxing or staining. This issue of Graham's was Poe's last as editor. All magazines were serialized and first issued in wraps. Owners would have them bound later. To find any of Poe's works in wraps are quite rare. A very nice copy.

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