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2020-04-24 19:32:03
Scribe, Eugène, playwright and librettist (1791-1861).
Séricourt, 7. IX. [1842?]. 8vo. 1¼ pp. on bifolium. With autograph address. To the the playwright Anne-Honoré-Joseph Duveyrier, called Mélesville (1787-1865), about the libretto of the opera "Lambert Simnel" that the two writers co-authored. Writing from his château in northern France, Scribe thanks his friend for a favour and complains that he cannot write as fast as he used to due to his age. He announces his return to Paris where he will write the prose and go over some scenes: "Merci, mon cher ami, merci mille fois de toutes les peines que vous avez prises pour moi. elles ne m'ont pas étonnées, car il y a longtemps que j'ai l'habitude de votre amitié, mais elles m'ont fait grand plaisir et maintenant je voudrais etre a meme de vous rendre la pareille. ainsi ne craignez pas de vous mettre en voyage quand vous aurez un ouvrage en répetition et que je serai à paris. je croiais ici et comme autrefois expedier en quinze jours ma comedie en cinq actes. il n'y a pas moyen! je me fais vieux et ma plume aussi elle ne va plus si vite et il en faudra au moins tout le mois si encore j'en viens à bout. en attendant, me voilà encore à avoir recours à vous - avancer à vos moments perdus, les morceaux de musique du 2de et 3me acte de Symnel et moi à mon retour j'écrirai toute la prose, ce qui me fatigue moins. et puis je revenai dans le premier acte les deux scenes qui me semblent devoir etre refaites [.]". - The largely forgotten opera by Scribe, Mélesville and the composer Hyppolite Monpou premiered on September 14, 1843 at the Opéra-Comique. Monpou had died two years earlier on 10 A … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Vienna, A, Austria]
2020-04-24 08:06:05
Various
1842. A bound volume containing 9 rare freemasonry books and a manuscript letter from the author of several of these books. Octavo, bound in thick tan buckram lettered on spine in black. The table of contents is followed up with the handwritten letter by John T. Thorp. The author of books 1, 2, & 4 in this volume. Below I have provided detailed information about all nine books contained in the order that they are bound. 1: History of Freemasonry in Ashby-De-La-Zouch, 1809-1909, Being an account of all the Masonic bodies which have been established there during the past century, Together with Lists of Members and Officers. Illustrated by John T. Thorp Lesicester: Printed by Johnson, Wykes and Co. 1909 First Edition 99 pages, publisher's original wraps, illustrated with a few fold outs, the fold out frontispiece is starting to detach. 2: Annals of the Chapter of Fortitude, No. 279, Leicester. 1796-1896 Prepared for the Centenary Meeting of the Chapter, February 5th, 1897. by E. Comp. John T. Thorp, P.Z. ; P. P. G. J. Leicester Printed by Bro. G. Gibbons 1897 First Edition 23 pages, publisher's original blue wraps. 3: Memoirs of the John of Gaunt Lodge No. 523, Leicester by Joseph Young 1846-1896 No publication data provided. First Edition With a stamp in blue ink at the top of the title page that reads "With Bro. J. Young's Fraternal regards." 20 pages, publisher's original brown wraps. 4: Memorials of Lodge No. 91, (Antients), Leicester, Together with Detailed List of Members, 1761-1821. Compiled by Bro. John T. Thorp, P.M. 523 & 2429, P.P.S.G.W. Leicester: Printed by Bro. G … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: West Chester Books (dirkdensity) [West Chester, Pennsylvania, US]
2020-04-24 04:26:21
Antica bibbia.bibbia diodati 1842 ottimo stato.
Bookseller: domebartu90 [Genova, IT]
2020-04-21 17:57:11
BUFFON
Paris: 1842. BUFFON Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de & DAUBENTON Louis Jean-Marie|& CUVIER Georges - Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, avec des extraits de Daubenton et la classification de Cuvier BUFFON Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de & DAUBENTON Louis Jean-Marie|& CUVIER Georges Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, avec des extraits de Daubenton et la classification de Cuvier Au bureau des Publications illustrées, Paris 1842, 17x26cm, 6 volumes reliés. Nouvelle édition, imprimée sur deux colonnes, illustrée de 116 planches hors-texte en couleurs, d'un frontispice en noir et de 5 cartes hors-texte.Reliures en demi chagrin vert bouteille, dos lisses ornés de motifs typographiques estampés à froid et de filets ondulés dorés, frises dorées en queues des dos, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, .Quelques petites rousseurs , ex-donos à la plume en guise de présent en tête de chaque volume.Un coin supérieur du premier volume manquant, un autre émoussé, quelques éraflures sur les dos principalement en têtes et en queues de certains volumes.L'ensemble se compose ainsi :- tome I : Matières générales I, avec, en frontispice, un portrait de Buffon et 5 cartes hors-texte.- Tome II : Matières générales II.- Tome III : Mammifères I, avec 13 planches hors-texte en couleurs.- Tome IV : Mammifères II, avec 29 planches hors-texte en couleurs.- Tome V : Oiseaux I, avec 44 planches hors-texte en couleurs.- Tome VI : Oiseaux II, avec 30 planches hors-texte en couleurs. *** [English translation available upon request. Contact us for any information!]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Livres Anciens Gravures Feu Follet (livresetgravures) [FRA, FR]
2020-04-21 10:26:13
[GATTY, Margaret & Alfred, (eds.)]
London: Saunders and Otley,, 1842. Large duodecimo (208 x 134 mm). Modern blue half calf, spine with five raised bands, red label to spine with titles gilt, small gilt anchor motif in each compartment, marbled sides. Bound without the half-title. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Nelson after Jackson. Nautical bookplate of Robert J Hayhurst to front pastedown. Frontispiece foxed, occasional brown spots to text with a few uneven edges and chips; a very good copy. First edition of this biography of Alexander John Scott, chaplain on HMS Victory and unofficial private secretary to Lord Nelson, who attended Nelson during his final hours at the Battle of Trafalgar. Alexander John Scott (1768-1840) was ordained as a priest in 1792 and the following year was appointed a chaplain of the third rate HMS Berwick under Captain Sir John Collins. The Berwick joined the Mediterranean fleet commanded by Lord Hood, and this is where Scott likely first met Lord Nelson, who was in command of the 64-gun Agamemnon then blockading the French Fleet in Toulon. By 1800 Scott was competent in numerous languages, his diplomatically-useful linguistic talents leading Nelson to make a special request to hire him. In May 1803 Nelson was appointed to the Mediterranean, with Scott taking on an official role as chaplain of the Victory and an unofficial role as Nelson's private secretary and interpreter. "He was frequently sent, as though on leave, to Leghorn, Naples, Barcelona, or other places; the readiness with which he gained admission to fashionable society enabled him to bring back intelligence … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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2020-04-19 17:54:35
Peyret Alexis 1826 1902
4 lettres autographes signées 15 pp. In-4 et in-8 Décembre 1842 à mai 1843 Encre noire sur feuillets doubles. Bon Belles et longues lettres du jeune Alexis Peyret à sa tante après qu’elle l’ait découragé à publier ses premiers vers. «Je te remercie de ton infinie bonté: me voilà parfaitement guéri de l’idée de me faire imprimer au moins si tôt [ ]. Je puis me corriger de mes défauts. Diable! Au reste je savais bien que ce que je t’envoyais était loin d’être sans reproche et qu’on ne peut pas tout d’un coup arriver à une perfection à laquelle je ne parviendrai jamais. Le temps de la poésie est passé, comme tu dis, le siècle est positif: les poètes d’aujourd’hui ce sont les astronomes, la poésie est sur le rail des chemins de fer, mais moi je ne suis fait pour rien [ ]». Il écrit ainsi de longues pages, et parfois le poète reprend le dessus et il se met à écrire en vers. Il évoque ses lectures de Dumas, son voyage en Suisse, ses doutes, ses tristesses, sa vie au collège, son approche difficile des femmes et son amour pour Orthez où «j’irai m’amuser, me donner de la volupté». Homme politique et homme de lettres français puis argentin d'origine béarnaise. Exilé, il poursuit sa carrière politique en Argentine où il développe la Colonia San José. C'est en Argentine également qu'il publie sa poésie, en béarnais, dans le recueil Countes Biarnés en 1870.Mort à Buenos Aires,enArgentine. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Traces Ecrites [Paris, France]
2020-04-18 21:39:24
Zabriskie, Leo [or Geo ?] M.
New York, 1842. 45 leaves, 8 steel engravings. Leather bound album of the time with gilt edges, richly ornamented boards and spine. Contains the following plates, engraved after paintings and mostly taken from Mirror Magazine, N. Y., 1833-1840: Robert W. Weir (1803-1889): 1) North Battery foot of Hubert Street, N.Y. 2) Lunatic Asylum, N. Y. 3) School House, Tappan, N. Y. 4) Washington's Head-quarters, Newburgh, N. Y. 5) Evening, a Scene in the Highlands, N. Y.; Thomas Kelah Wharton: N. Y. from Brooklyn Heights; John Gadsby Chapman (1805-1889): Old Times on Broadway; Andrew Richardson (1799-1876): Distant View of Mount Tom. Parts of the spine are missing, otherwise a good example of the cultural interests of New York society in the 1840s. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang [Dautphetal, Germany]
2020-04-18 06:36:09
Cunningham, G., compiler
Utica, N.Y.: R. Northway, Printer, 1842. 48pp., plus six plates. 12mo. Original printed brown wrappers. Some chipping to spine, minor staining and foxing to wrappers, mild edge wear. Scattered minor foxing. Very good. A rare almanac-style compendium and traveler's guide to mid-19th-century America, with notable content on slave populations and early Mormonism. The publisher is G. Cunningham, who also printed an edition of the Mary Jemison captivity in Utica this same year. The most interesting section, on pages 38- 39, contains population statistics broken down by states and territories, and reported in six different demographic units: white males, white females, "Free Colored Males," "Free Colored Females," "Male Slaves," and "Female Slaves." The total of free African Americans is just 386,245; the population of slaves totals 2,487,213. The text also includes a historical account of the United States from Jamestown in 1607 through the ratification and effective beginning of the Constitution on March 4, 1789. It also includes historical and statistical accounts of American money, forms of government, lists of governmental officials and their salaries, passages concerning the American military, a section on voter qualifications in each state, a table entitled "Annual Cost to the People of Each State of Their Several Departments of Government," various tables of distances between locations in the Northeast, and more. The plates were engraved by M. Miller, who advertises his engraving and draughtsman business on the rear wrapper. The six plates depict seven images, inclu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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2020-04-17 20:51:04
FROISSART Sir John.
London: William Smith, 113, Fleet Street, 1842. Two volumes, royal octavo. (25.5 x 19cm). Translated from the French by Thomas Johnes. Vol. I, pp.xlvii,768; Vol. II, pp.xiv,733. With an additional chromo title to volume I. Numerous wood engravings on the letterpress. Beautifully bound in full contemporary vellum, spines in six panels, with three labels, richly gilt. Some foxing affecting chromo & printed titles and two or three front & rear leaves in each volume, but otherwise fresh & clean. With the engraved armorial bookplate of J. Henry. H.V. Lane. VG. Heavy item may require additional postage abroad. [Gross & Graves 2874; BMC 9, 1135; Slater 382]
Bookseller: Colin Page Books [Storrington, United Kingdom]
2020-04-17 20:36:34
Bechstein, Ludwig, deutscher Schriftsteller, Bibliothekar, Archivar und Apotheker (1801-1860).
Meiningen, 26.VII.1842. 2 pp. gr.-8vo. Bläuliches Papier. Linke obere Ecke ausgerissen (Buchstabenverlust). Winzige Lochung. Wohl an einen aus Leipzig stammenden befreundeten Schriftsteller, der ihn gebeten hatte, ihm bei einer Anstellung als Staatsbediensteter behilflich zu sein. – Bechstein stand seit 1831 in Diensten von Herzog Bernhard II. von Sachsen-Meiningen.„[ ] Es ist nicht leicht für Ausländer, an einem kleinen Hofe u. in einem kleinen Staate derartige Stellungen zu erringen [ ] Stellungen, welche das Gemüth befriedigen, Muße gewähren und die Production u. doch zugleich äusserlich sicherstellen, wenn letztere stockt, oder durch Zeitverhältnisse zurückgehalten wird. Die hiesigen Bibliotheksgeschäfte sind der Art, daß ein Beamter genügt, Theatergeschäfte giebt es nicht, Lektorenstellen kennt man nicht, auch sind diese mißlich, ohne Aussicht auf lange Dauer [ ] Es kann also eine Empfehlung auch der ausgezeichnetsten Persönlichkeit zu nichts führen, und literarischer Ruf u. Thätigkeit reichen nicht aus [ ] Die gänzliche Freiheit des Literaten von allem was Dienst heißt, ist auch eine Sache, auf welche Werth zu legen ist, u. ich rathe keinem, sie unbedacht aufzugeben [ ]" Erwähnt die „Gräflich Stollbergsche Bibliothek".
Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH [Roßhaupten, Germany]
2020-04-16 19:15:23
Tinney, John (d.1761)
London: R.H. Laurie, 1842. Hardcover. Good. The second edition of this scarce anatomy for artists, first published in 1743 under the title Compendium Anatomicum. Tinney was a print seller and renowned engraver who produced maps and topographical and architectural drawings. The work appears to have gone through several editions before this "second edition" of 1842: in 1752, 1762, 1808, 1827, and 1833. All copies, however, are scarce. It originally contained eight plates, and it was not until the 1808 edition printed for Robert Laurie and James Whittle that the work was extended to ten plates (Plate IX depicts a gladiator, with the final plate showing Hercules). Folio, pp. [vi]; with ten copper engraved plates, plate I cropped close along the fore-edge, occasional light dust-soiling and foxing; small nick with slight loss of paper affecting gutter of front free endpaper and first three leaves; title page lightly foxed; with printed prize book label and inscription on front pastedown, presented to "John A Clarke. For Original Designs and Models of Ornament, 1851" by the Royal Dublin Society; in contemporary half calf, a prize binding with the oval stamp of the "Gov. School of Design, R. Dublin Society" in gilt on both panels; stain affecting fore-edge of front panel; faint dampstain to the rear panel; a bit of wear to the spine heel; joints and extremities rubbed; still a good copy.
Bookseller: johnson rare books & archives [United States]
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2020-04-16 12:03:10
1842. Condition: Buone condizioni. Ottime/buone condizioni. EX ARCHIVIO FABIANI: 79 PUBBLICAZIONI DI GEOLOGIA-PALEONTOLOGIA (FINE '800-META' 900) CON DEDICHE DI STUDIOSI ITALIANI DELL'EPOCA MISCELLANEA DI 79 PUBBLICAZIONI DI GEOLOGIA-PALEONTOLOGIA (ANNI FINE '800-META' 900) APPARTENENTI PRESUMIBILMENTE AD EX ARCHIVIO DI RAMIRO FABIANI CON CONTRIBUTI DEI PIU' IMPORTANTI STUDIOSI ITALIANI DELL'EPOCA: DESIO, LEONARDI, CIPOLLA, FABIANI, GEMMELLARO, RITTMAN ETC. MOLTI GLI INVII CON DEDICA DEI VARI AUTORE AL FABIANI. NON MANCANO CONTRIBUTI SULLA GEOLOGIA DEL PETROLIO PUBBLICATI DA AGIP MINERARIA E TESTI DI VULCANOLOGIA DEL RITTMAN SU POMPEI. TRA I TESTI DI BIBLIOGRAFIA PRESENTI SI CITA IL RARO: LAZZARINI, BIBLIOGRAFIA SPELEOLOGICA FRIULANA (1842-1905), UDINE 1905. OTTIMA/BUONA QUALITA' COMPLESSIVA. ETICHETTE E TIMBRI DI EX BIBLIOTECHE ED ARCHIVI DISMESSI. Si inviano informazioni dettagliate e ulteriori foto ai seriamente interessati previa qualificazione (nome, indirizzo, mail, telefono). Lotto non smembrabile e non passibile di restituzione. Ramiro Fabiani (Barbarano Vicentino, 15 maggio 1879 - Roma, 28 aprile 1954) è stato geologo, paleontologo e professore universitario italiano, socio dell'Accademia nazionale delle scienze. Compì gli studi universitari presso l'Università di Padova, dove si laureò in matematica nell'ottobre 1901 e in scienze naturali nel giugno del 1903. Divenne docente di geologia presso lo stesso ateneo e dal 1909 insegnò paleontologia. Dal 1925 al 1946 insegnò geologia all'Università di Palermo. Dal 1925 gli venne affidato l'incarico di organizzare le rice … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: fmazliber [milano, Italy]
2020-04-16 11:54:01
BURET, Eug�ne.
Bruxelles, Societe Typographique Belge, 1842. Two volumes, 12mo, pp. [iv], vi, 7-284; [iv], 342; apart from some light foxing a clean copy throughout; uncut in recent half calf, spines ruled in gilt with green morocco labels lettered in gilt, with the original printed wraps bound in; a very good copy. Scarce Belgian printing of Buret's condemnation of the exploitation of the working classes in England. The first of its kind, it preceded that of Engels, and went further in theory and analysis than Villerm� in his study of France published the same year. In this book Buret expressed and accentuated the opinions of the rising socialist school. Buret perceived the vice of the industrial system to be caused by the separation of capital and labour. Revolution is, in his view, too destructive a solution, but his own proposals were hardly less profound in their call for social change. The social consequences of intensive industrialisation were far more noticable and more extreme in England than anywhere else in Europe, and European social reformers tended to look to Britain for the illustration of their theories. Buret stands out from his contemporaries as a critical economist in direct line from Sismondi to Marx, with a clear perception of the problems and well-developed and well-written theoretical solutions often found to be lacking in other writers of his time. The work first appeared in Paris in 1840. OCLC records two copies in North America, at Georgetown and Illinois; McCulloch, p. 305; see Kress C5117 & Goldsmiths 31647 for first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Pickering & Chatto [London, United Kingdom]
2020-04-16 03:14:53
Antica bibbia.bibbia diodati 1842 ottimo stato.
Bookseller: domebartu90 [Genova, IT]
2020-04-15 15:52:08
1842. Two Volumes. First Edition. Original cloth boards (with the spines being remounted). Embossed decoration on the front covers and spines. Gold gilt lettering on the spine. Original yellow glaze endpapers. Tight binding, clean pages. Typical age toning. Previous owner's name and date written neatly on inside endpaper in each volume. Previous owner's writing on Title Page in both volumes. Rubbing to the boards Front board on Volume II is loosening from the spine. American Notes for General Circulation Volumes I and II by Charles Dickens Published in 1842 (First Edition) Original Cloth Hardbacks 2 Volumes A travelogue by Charles Dickens detailing his trip to North America from January to June, 1842. Original cloth boards (with the spines being remounted). Embossed decoration on the front covers and spines. Gold gilt lettering on the spine. Original yellow glaze endpapers. Each book measures 8 1/8" x 5 1/4". [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: blackdogbooks115 [Zionsville, Indiana, US]
2020-04-15 08:28:32
Herz, Henriette, German writer, best known for the "salonnieres" or literary salons that she started with a group of emancipated Jews in Prussia (1764-1847).
1842. Small 4to. 2 1/3 pages on bifolium. To one Dr. Friedländer, possibly the archivist and librarian Gottlieb F. Friedländer (1805-1878), providing some biographical details on the German writer Franz Michael Leuchsenring (b. 1746).
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [Austria]
2020-04-14 08:43:04
Stone, William Leete (1792-1844)
New York, NY: Dayton & Newman, 1842. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good. Biography of the famous First Nations Chief, delivered by Stone at the dedication ceremony of his monument. From the preface "Exclusive of the notes and appendix, the greater portion of the discourse was delivered at the monument, at the time designated, to a large concourse of people. Many of those who heard it have urged its publication; and there may, perhaps, be others desirous of reviewing their studies of that era of the early history of New England presented in the following pages, as well as becoming acquainted with the life and character of the real Uncas." Publishers decorative brown cloth over boards, title stamped in gilt onto spine, 16mo (5-13/16 inches tall), pp. 209, half-title, dedication, appendix, illustrated with facsimiles of Uncas' holograph signature marks. Volume cloth worn and stained, text with toning, tide line stain and some spotting common throughout, 1st fep removed, p.o. name in pencil recto 2nd fep. A solid copy, uncommon in publishers original cloth. The appendix contains a history of the Indians of New England, including Uncas' facsimile holograph signature marks from documents. Stone was an historian and abolitionist who advocated for the abolition of slavery by Congress and drafted the petition for emancipation of slaves at the Anti-Slavery Convention in Baltimore in 1825. This was Stone's final work, published just two years prior to his death. Ref. Sabin 92153. ; americanabolitionists dot com.
Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA [Canada]
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2020-04-14 06:29:07
Georg Christian Friedrich Lisch
1842. Vollständige Ausgabe der bekannten Darstellung des bedeutenden Gelehrten Georg Christian Friedrich Lisch. Einband berieben und beschabt, bitte Bilder beachten ! Auf der Innenseite des Einbandes ist handschriftlich in Bleistift vermerkt: "1 col. Tafel fehlt" Das ist ein bißchen rätselhaft, denn nach der Literatur enthält das Werk 16 kolorierte Tafeln, und diese sind sämtlich vorhanden. 16 altkolorierte Tafeln 80 Lithographien 4 Titelblätter mit Ansichten - eines davon lose - Die altkolorierten Tafeln werden trotz des Preisverfalls der Grafik im allgemeinen immer noch sehr teuer gehandelt, gleiches gilt für eine Reihe der besonders gelungenen Städteansichten. Es sind enthalten ( altkolorierte Lithographien in Fettdruck): Meklenburg in Bildern (Titelblatt) mit "Das Schloss zu Schwerin"- lose- siehe FOTO Die Stadt Schwerin Der Dom zu Schwerin Das alte Schloss zu Schwerin Die Kirche zu Doberan/Die Capelle zu Althoff Doberan zu Althoff Bauer und Bäuerin aus Biestow Die Stadt Wismar Der Markt zu Wismar Der Fürstenhof zu Wismar Die Altstadt Rostock vom Steinthore Die Altstadt Rostock vom Beginenberge Johann Albrecht I./Anna Sophia Neubrandenburg Friedländer Tor/Stargarder Thor in Neubrandenburg Belvedere bey Neubrandenburg Doberan im J, 1800 Das Großherzogl. Palais zu Doberan Großherzogl. Meklenburgische Grenadiergarde Das alte Schloß zu Neustadt Das neue Schloß zu Neustadt Theodor Körner´s Grab Die Stadt Ratzeburg Der Dom zu Ratzeburg Bauer und Bäuerin aus Demern Meklenburg in Bildern (Titelblatt) mit "Am Schilde in Rostock" Die Stadt Rostock v. Carlshof Die Stadt Rostock v. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: motaigne [Offenburg, DE]
2020-04-13 14:39:04
GATTY, Margaret and Alfred].
London: Saunders and Otley, 1842. Large duodecimo (208 x 134 mm). Modern blue half calf, spine with five raised bands, red label to spine with titles gilt, small gilt anchor motif in each compartment, marbled sides. Nautical bookplate of Robert J Hayhurst to front pastedown. Frontispiece foxed, occasional brown spots to text with a few uneven edges and chips; a very good copy. Bound without the half-title. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Nelson after Jackson. First edition of this biography of Alexander John Scott, chaplain on HMS Victory and unofficial private secretary to Lord Nelson, who attended Nelson during his final hours at the Battle of Trafalgar. Alexander John Scott (1768-1840) was ordained as a priest in 1792 and the following year was appointed a chaplain of the third rate HMS Berwick under Captain Sir John Collins. The Berwick joined the Mediterranean fleet commanded by Lord Hood, and this is where Scott likely first met Lord Nelson, who was in command of the 64-gun Agamemnon then blockading the French Fleet in Toulon. By 1800 Scott was competent in numerous languages, his diplomatically-useful linguistic talents leading Nelson to make a special request to hire him. In May 1803 Nelson was appointed to the Mediterranean, with Scott taking on an official role as chaplain of the Victory and an unofficial role as Nelson's private secretary and interpreter. "He was frequently sent, as though on leave, to Leghorn, Naples, Barcelona, or other places; the readiness with which he gained admission to fashionable society enabled him to bring back intelligence. He … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-04-13 07:50:13
LA ROCHEMACE
Paris: 1842. LA ROCHEMACE Maurice de - Sphère planétaire. Notice astronomique LA ROCHEMACE Maurice de Sphère planétaire. Notice astronomique Chez Charles Dien, Paris 1842, 13x21cm, relié. Edition originale de cet opuscule imprimé pour accompagner la sphère planétaire inventée par l'auteur, et qui était vendue chez Charles Dien.Reliure en plein maroquin vert, dos lisse légèrement décoloré orné de triples filets dorés, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, quelques frottements sur le dos et la coiffe supérieure, encadrement d'un double filet doré sur les plats, premier plat frappé en son centre d'armes dorées, gardes et contreplats de soie moirée blanche, filets ondulés dorés sur les coupes, toutes tranches dorées, un coin légèrement émoussé.Quelques petites rousseurs.Rare exemplaire relié aux armes. *** [English translation available upon request. Contact us for any information!]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Livres Anciens Gravures Feu Follet (livresetgravures) [FRA, FR]
2020-04-13 00:41:24
De Smet, Pierre-Jean et al
Vienna: 1842. First Edition. 8vo. (200 x 130 mm). 88 pp. + 1 folding letterpress table recording donations. Original blue printed wrappers. Very good. With a 14-page letter on German Catholic immigrants to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and provincial Pennsylvania. In this unassuming and almost completely unknown journal are many communications from Catholic missionaries to North America, including is a forgotten 25-page letter from Pierre Jean De Smet, S.J. , describing his first mission to the Flathead in western Montana. This marks the beginning of one of the longest-lived Catholic missions to Indians in the United States. The Flathead had petitioned the Church for years to send a "Blackrobe," and De Smet was received with enthusiasm. The present letter contains a good deal of information not published elsewhere. De Smet wrote this letter to his bishop, Rosati of St. Louis; it is different from the letter he wrote to the Jesuit Superior General Jan Roothan that was subequently published in the "Annales de la Propagation de la Foi." Is was inexplicably omitted from De Smet's "Letters and Sketches: With a Narrative of a Year's Residence Among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains" (1843). ¶ This 15th issue of the "Berichte" is futher interest as it contains two letters (14 pages) from Francis Patrick Kenrick, bishop of Phildelphia, describing in detail the growth of Catholicism in Pennsylvania, particularly the ministry to the continuing influx of Germans; brief letters from the new bishops of Natchez (John Chanche) and Vincennes, Indiana (Célestine de la Hailandière). NB: O … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books (nec-plus-ultra) [Lockhart, Texas, US]
2020-04-12 06:52:14
Edgar Allan Poe
The Mask of the Red Death - A Fantasy in Vol. 20 of Grahams Magazine. A remarkably clean and tight copy of the classic tales first appearance. Contains four other works by Poe including Life in Death and To One Departed. The Mask begins on page 257.Condition Very good overall in half-clothleather binding gilt rules and titles ribbed spine. Covers good with noticeable surface wear edges and corners rubbed. Very minor crack to front paste-down foxing to fore-edge. Interior title page has minor damp-stain to margins and a vintage blind-stamp from an old Library at top. Rest of the text block is very good clean and tight with only occasional light foxing. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Burns Bizarre [Sacramento, California, US]
2020-04-11 12:05:16
DICKENS, Charles.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1842. 2 volumes, octavo. Original dark reddish brown vertically-ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, sides blocked in blind, pale yellow coated endpapers, binder's ticket to rear pastedowns, edges untrimmed. With custom linen dust jackets, housed in a brown morocco-entry slipcase. Contemporary ownership signatures to front pastedowns. Spines a little sunned, minor marks to cloth, a little wear to tips, vol. I inner hinges cracked but firm, generally clean and fresh. A very good copy. 6 pp. publisher's ads at end of vol. II. First edition, first issue, with "xvi" paginated in Volume I. "Not one of Dickens' books was the subject of so much adverse criticism as the book he wrote after his return from America in 1842" (Eckel). Although complimentary of the United States in many ways, Dickens antagonised a large portion of his readership by his criticisms of the penal system, the lack of copyright and subsequent pirating of English works, and the entire system of slavery. Eckel pp. 108-9; Smith II, 3. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
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2020-04-11 09:55:21
[COLLECTIF]
Paris : Challamel et Cie (impr. de Ducessois), (1842). Grand. in-8, 270 x 185 : front., (2 ff.), 316 pp., 39 pl., couvertures imprimées. -- Demi-maroquinPremier tirage des 40 planches et des nombreuses vignettes dans le texte, gravées sur bois d'après Tony Johannot, Théophile Fragonard, Gavarni, Jacques, Marville et Emile Wattier.L'ouvrage réunit 40 textes respectivement consacrés à un personnage, un lieu ou un événement, caractéristiques du dix-huitième siècle. A la manière d'un Keepsake, on y compte une pléiade d'auteurs, dont certains grands noms de l'époque romantique : Audebrand, Roger de Beauvoir, Eugène de La Bédollière, Adolphe Boucher, Augustin Challamel, Claudon, Wilhelm Ténint, Edouard Thierry, Claire Brunne, Franz de Lienhart, Paul Lacroix, Emile Deschamps, Amable Tastu, Privat d'Anglemont, Albéric Second, Joigneaux et José Hernandez.L'ouvrage parut en 40 livraisons avec les planches en noir ou en couleurs. La couverture générale était imprimée en vert sous le même titre avec une composition de Théophile Fragonard. On remit en vente l'ouvrage sous une autre couverture, imprimée en noir sur papier rose, sous le titre Les Français sous Louis XIV et Louis XV, sans illustration.Bibliographie : Carteret, III, p. 40.
Bookseller: Librairie Busser [France, Paris]
2020-04-10 17:11:02
1842. 65 beautiful hand-colored plates (1 black and white, 1 fold-out) showing the latest fashion trends (mostly for women) out of Paris and London. The plates are from various French and Austrian publications (1842-1866) and bound in handsome leather with “Wiener Modebilder” (Viennese Fashion) embossed in gilt on front with accompanying design. Decorated endpapers. A striking collection of 19th century European fashion trends.
Bookseller: Crow Hop Rare Books [United States]
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2020-04-10 17:08:07
Wagner, Richard, German composer (1813-1883).
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.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [Austria]
2020-04-10 15:33:09
Dr. Emil Maximilian Dingler
Drud und Berlag J. S. Cotta'schen buchhandlung. Periodici cartonati di 157 volumi dal 1842 al 1883 ( dal vol. 83 al 250). Gran parte dei volumi contiene svariate incisioni e/o stampe.condizioni discrete (come da foto). Numeri mancanti 163, 166, 169, 170, 171, 172, 211, 212, 213, 214, 217.I volumi presentano timbri ed etichette dell'Istituto, regolarmente acquisiti dalla nostra libreria.
Bookseller: Libreria Vincenzi Libraio [Italy]
2020-04-09 02:31:58
Diabelli, Antonio, Austrian music publisher, editor and composer (1781-1858).
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 Library, still preserves the 80-page manuscript, shelfmarked Mus.Hs.15589 Mus. - Old registration marks. Folded horizontally; slight duststaining to margins.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [Austria]
2020-04-08 21:32:51
SPOONER, William.
London, William Spooner, [Dec.r 1.st 1842]. FIRST EDITION. Geographic game, a hand coloured lithographic map (510 x 630 mm) with numerous vignette views, dissected into 12 sections and mounted onto linen worn in places; folding into the original green cloth covered boards (167 x 180 mm) with large pictorial lithographic label on front cover; a little spotted and rubbed. A beautiful map of Europe somewhat distorted to suit the game. The locations of the cities has Prague somewhat north of Dresden and Vienna a short walk from Bosnia, however, the fine views and the atmospheric colouring make this a delightful example. Ten years after this Spooner published an edition with Improvements and Additions (and maybe corrected), with the map being cut into 9 sections. Whitehouse p. 18. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Pickering & Chatto [London, United Kingdom]
2020-04-08 13:51:42
Edited by James Orchard Halliwell.
London: Printed for the Camden Society, 1842. Very Good. The Private Diary of Dr. John Dee, and the catalogue of his library of manuscripts, from the original manuscripts in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, and Trinity college library, Cambridge. 1st Edition, small 4to, publisher's embossed cloth boards and gilt spine, viii, 102, (1), 35. This is the first publication of 'two curious documents concerning Dr. John Dee, the eminent philosopher of Mortlake', 'I: His Private Diary, written in a very small illegible hand on the margins of old Almamacs, discovered a few years ago by Mr. W.H. Black, in the library of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. II. A Catalogue of his Library of Manuscripts, made by himself before his house was plundered by the populace, and now preserved in the library of Trinity College, Cambridge' (from the preface). The last 35 pages are a small supplement inherent the Camden Society. This is likely one of the rarest publications of this publisher, specialised in reprinting relevant historical texts. Dr. John Dee (13 July 1527 - 1608 or 1609) was an Anglo-Welsh mathematician, astrologer and occultist, and an advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. He spent much time on alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy. He advocated turning England's imperial expansion into a "British Empire", a term he is credited with coining. Due to the extent of his knowledge and the particularity of his character, a number of intriguing theories has been written regarding his persona, including the fact that he was an early member of the Rosicrucians or that he was 'the original 007', … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: henrypordesbooksltd [London, United Kingdom]
2020-04-08 11:50:09
Maximilian II. , König von Bayern (1811-1864).
Athen, 12. V. 1842. 8vo. 1 p. Mit in Gold gedruckter Krone. An Graf Theobald Buttler „Lieber Buttler": „obwohl nur wenige Zeilen mir zu schreiben möglich, so will ich doch dieser Pflicht nicht abgehen lassen, ohne nicht zu lange durch Ihre Briefe mir sehr angenehm gewesen; mit wahrer Sehnsucht sehe ich der Rückkehr in die liebe Heimath entgegen, so gerne ich tatsächlich hier bin. [ ]"
Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH [Roßhaupten, Germany]
2020-04-08 01:28:05
1842. Very Good - see photos and description. Faustus Antiquarian (Bookseller) is offering for sale: The Camden Society, London. 1842. Hardback. 1st Edition. Octavo (7 inches x 9 inches). 102 pages, plus title page preface and a list of members of the Camden Society (1841-42) at the rear. Original boards with decorative blind-stamp to front and rear boards. Spine features an early rebind, attractively bound in leather with four raised bands and intricate tooling. The title from the original spine is inlaid between two of the raised bands. A unique and beautiful copy. Very rare, 1842 1st edition. "From the original manuscripts in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, and Trinity College Library, Cambridge. Edited by James Orchard Halliwell, Esq. F.R.S., Hon. M.R.I.A.. The present volume contains two curious documents concerning Dr. Dee, the eminent philosopher of Mortlake., not for the first time published from the original manuscripts. I. His Private Diary, written in a very small illegible hand n the margins of old Almanacs, discovered a few years ago by Mr,. W.H. Black, in the library of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. II. A Catalogue of his Library of Manuscripts, made by himself before his house was plundered by the populace, and now preserved in the library of Trinity College, Cambridge...he tells us his dreams, talks of mysterious noises in his chamber, evil spirits, and alludes to various secrets of occult philosophy in the spirit of a true believer." - from the preface. An important publication of Dee's private diary fragments, covering 1554 to 1601. The Library of Manusc … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: faustusantiquarian [Sturminster Newton, GB]
2020-04-07 23:44:14
ROBERTS, David.
London: F.G. Moon. -9, 1842. 3 vols. bound in 2. Large folio. (62.5 x 46.5 cm). Contemporary binding signed by J. Wright of half red morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, richly gilt compartments and twin black labels, all edges gilt. Light rubbing to edges of binding, occasional light spotting to a very few plates in the first volume, but overall a particularly clean copy. Lithographed portrait of Roberts by C. Baugniet, 3 lithographed titles with vignettes and 120 plates of which 60 are full-page and 60 half-page, plus one map. (Complete) A complete set of Roberts' Holy Land (without the accompanying Egypt volumes) normally bound as three volumes, but not uncommonly found as here in just 2 volumes with all the plates, title pages and text as usual, here in a typical binding by the renowned John Wright. (Abbey Travel 385) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2020-04-07 13:28:17
Ennemoser, Joseph, physician and proponent of Mesmer's theories of animal magnetism (1787-1854).
1842. Large 8vo. 3 pp. on bifolium. To an unidentified recipient, about his recently completed book on magnetism, which he hopes the recipient would like and announce in a newspaper, but also asking him to point out any flaws or material for further work: "Mein verehrtester Freund und Collega! Nachdem meine neue Schrift über Magnetismus endlich fertig geworden ist, so hab ich die Cottasche Buchhandlung ersucht, Ihnen ein Exemplar einzuhändigen, um darüber etwa in der allgemeinen Zeitung über den Innhalt [!] und die Form dieses Gegenstandes ein Paar Worte öffentlich bekannt zu machen, wenn Sie nach genommener Einsicht es für der Mühe Werth halten würden. Ich hoffe, daß Sie das Buch schon empfangen haben, oder es doch bald empfangen und wünsche, daß es Ihnen nicht ganz mißfallen möge; bitte aber auch zugleich, daß Sie jedenfalls das Buch durchlesen und mich sowohl über die Mängel u. Irrungen aufmerksam machen, als zugleich neuen Stoff u. Mittel zu weiteren Arbeiten mir gefälligst anzeigen mögen. Da wir beide mit Liebe und Eifer auf dem sublimen Felde des höheren Lebens uns bewegen und darauf auch schon so manches Blümchen haben aufgehen gesehen, wovon der große Troß der Welt und der gelehrte Pöbel nicht einmal einen entfernten Geruch gewahr wird, so wollen wir einander helfen u. leuchten, so gut wir kennen [sic] und ich zweifle nicht, daß Ihr edles Herz auch eine willige Hand reicht. - Ich bin mit meiner Familie nun schon seit 3 Monaten hier u. gedenke auch nicht mehr nach Tirol zurück zu kehren, weil ich zu jeder litterarischen Thätigkeit nur Fesseln zu erwarten hätte. Ob ic … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris [Austria]
2020-04-06 22:20:06
Thomson, James; bound by James Hayday (1796–1872)
Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London, 1842. Hardcover, bound in full gilt-tooled morocco with inner gilt dentelles, all edge gilt, the fore-edge with an unsigned painting of a pastoral scene with an angler, by Hayday. The binding well preserved. Gift inscriptions and bookplates on the front endpapers, which are discolored; the text bright and unmarked. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Moroccobound Fine Books, IOBA [Lewis Center, OH, U.S.A.]
2020-04-06 02:56:03
Manuscript.
1842. 4to, unpaginated (47 pages of manuscript entries, about 7500 words.) <br /><br />Smith, 25 years old (as his letters reveal), was a soldier in the English army. In the midst of the excitement at Cabool (Kabul), he and his Regiment departed Gravesend on the ship "Wellington," on May 13, 1842, and reached Calcutta on August 25th of that year. They were to relieve the 16th Lancers, who were being sent home. Over the next six months he wrote 9 long letters home to his parents and siblings. These letters were copied, soon after their receipt, with editorial notes, by his sister, to whom he signed himself "Your Indian Brother." In his letters he describes the voyage - "No sickness on board except with children. 3 died", his arrival in India, the passing of a plague of cholera, his stay at Fort William, the local fauna - "elephants, alligators & tigers in abundance!" - strange customs that greet him on the streets of Calcutta, and noteworthy sights and experiences as he travels up the Ganges River ("our fleet consists of 58 vessels of all descriptions") to the fort at Allahabad. One instance should convey the level of detail his letters contain: "(T)he the men of our crew (10 or 11 to a boat) eat nothing but rice & currie; they boil & eat out of copper articles, they will not allow you touching them, & while eating you must not approach within 3 yds of them or they are up in an instant, as though a tiger approached them, but afterwards they will converse with you." He goes on to write about the Regiment's 120-mile march on a mission from Allahabad on a road "straight as a gu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co. [United States]
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2020-04-05 17:14:06
James Dennistoun, Art Collector
1842. Manuscript signed letter by Scottish art collector James Dennistoun to Lady Ann Cullum, while both are in Rome, concerning her acquisition of paintings by Crivelli, and making recommendation for a skilled local Italian restorer. 8vo. 3 pages in manuscript, double leaf measuring approximately 12,5 x 19 cm, with seashell watermark, integral address being simply 28 Corso, remnants of a green wax seal. Undated, but similar correspondence in the Cullum archives help to date this letter to the period before 1842. The paintings discussed in this correspondence are indeed treasures of antiquity, made by Carlo Crivelli (Venice c. 1430 - Ascoli Piceno 1495), Italian Renaissance painter of conservative Late Gothic decorative sensibility, who spent his early years in the Veneto, where he absorbed influences from the Vivarini, Squarcione and Mantegna. Crivelli's works are exceedingly scarce. Only two can be found today in Venice, both in the church of San Sebastiano. It is interesting to note that the present letter refers to more than one Crivelli painting, "the Crivellis... they" etc. Without seeing these specific art works, but holding the ancient artist in due high regard, Dennistoun states that they would surely equal Crivelli's other well-known and venerated pieces. He also estimates a value of 3,000 piastres [modest indeed for such an invaluable prize].
Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts [UK]
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2020-04-05 16:17:10
JONES, Owen
London: Owen Jones, 1842. First Edition. Hardcover. Dampstaining to lower corner margin of pages in the first volume and the top margin of the second volume to various degrees, only touching upon a few images with little effect. Minor wear to bindings. Near Fine. Two large folio (17" x 23") volumes bound in contemporary (likely publisher's) 3/4 red morocco leather and marbled boards with heavily gilt-decorated spines and contrasting gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Illustrated with chromolithographic title pages and 102 lithographic plates, of which 70 are chromolithographs with a number heightened in gold. Most plates in the first volume have descriptive text leaves and all plates in that volume have a protective sheet inserted. Many years in planning and production, this title became one of the most important early examples of chromolithography. Owen Jones, architect, designer, and one of the most influential design theorists of the 19th century, together with Jules Goury, who died of cholera contracted while researching this book, produced the most accurate illustration and study of the patterns of the Alhambra's ornamentation. This is the earliest example of color lithography in England and established Jones as the leading authority on ornament. Abbey, TRAVEL, 156: "Jones's approach to colour printing was that of the precise architect with an eye for abstract design and the harmony of colours, an approach he carried further in his Grammar of Ornament, 1856." This title was published at the same time as Roberts's HOLY LAND and reflects the strong interest in Islam a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA [United States]
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2020-04-05 13:15:09
LIZARS GENERAL ATLAS WITH TEXAS SHOWN AS A SEPARATE REPUBLIC c. 1842. LIZARS GENERAL ATLAS WITH TEXAS SHOWN AS A SEPARATE REPUBLIC c. 1842. Click images to enlarge Description LIZARS' EDINBURGH GEOGRAPHICAL GENERAL ATLAS containing maps of every empire, state and kingdon; with a tabular view of the heights of the great mountain chains and index. with 69 double page hand coloured maps - complete. Each map is around 48 x 570 mm and apart from some very light offsetting, they are all in fine condition; a few have a short closed tear in the bottom margin well away from the printed image. See image of index for list of maps: Importantly this atlas was published during the brief period of the existance of Texas as an independant Republic from 1836 to its acceptance as a state on the United States of America in 1845. Also included is the 2 double-page section on mountain ranges and the 16 page index. The front board is detached and the rear board is missing, block is sound, so sold as a collection of maps or for a binding project. All items are complete with no pages or illustrations missing, in the original binding and with no tears, rips or other major faults unless described above. All postages quoted are for delivery to an address in mainland U.K. unless otherwise stated. For other destinations including the Highlands & Islands and the Channel Islands please enquire about postage rates before bidding. PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING. I AM HAPPY TO SUPPLY FURTHER IMAGES IF REQUIRED. MAKE ANY ENQUIRIES BEFORE BIDDING PAYMENT: FOR SUMS UNDER £20 I ONLY ACCEPT PAYPAL OR CR … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael S Kemp Bookseller (billybottle1) [MINSTER-ON-SEA, KENT, GB]
2020-04-05 13:15:09
GREENLEAF, Jeremiah
Brattleboro, Vermont: G.R.French, 1842. Folio. (14 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches). Engraved title, engraved contents leaf, and 65 hand-coloured engraved maps. 11pp. letterpress text in the rear. Contemporary half red morocco and brown cloth boards, expertly rebacked and retipped, original red morocco label on the upper coverLovely copy of Greenleaf's atlas, including his map of Texas as a Republic.As the title indicates the atlas can essentially be divided into maps of the world (28) and maps of American interest (37). It includes 27 maps of U.S. States or Territories, and an additional 10 of various parts of North or South America.Notably, the atlas includes a map of Texas as a Republic, with early delineation of its counties. The map is based upon Burrs map of 1833, which was the first to show the territorial claims that would eventually become the Republic. Greenleaf's map depicts the boundary between Texas and Mexico along the Rio Grande, with the border counties named with both their old Spanish and new names. The northern boundary is shown along the Red River rather than the Arkansas River. Although this map does not extend to include the panhandle, it is one of the earliest to delineate Texas counties rather than the empressario grants. Counties are up to date for 1838, with the newly organized Fannin and Galveston, but just prior to the organization of Harrison, which is delineated by color but not named. Milam County stretches all the way to the western border of the map. Development is confined to areas to the east of San Antonio and Austin, with the areas to the west voi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [United States]
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2020-04-05 00:44:09
[Salem, Mass.]: Salem Observer Press, 1842. Broadside, 19" x 16 1/2". Caption title and three columns of text and tables within an attractive ornamental border. Old tidelines to upper corners, some foxing, snag at lower left of ornamental border (repaired on verso). Tipped onto a backing board at upper corners. Not in AMERICAN IMPRINTS. Copies located at AAS and Essex Institute. Detailed broadside containing, in addition to the regulations governing the Fire Dept., two tables giving the locations of the engines and hose, hook & ladder & sail carriages and the locations of all the "cisterns and plugs." William Sutton is listed as the chief engineer.
Bookseller: Bartlebys Books [United States]
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2020-04-03 15:45:15
EMERSON, Ralph Waldo, Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau (and Others)
Boston: E.P. Peabody, 13 West Street, 1842. Softcover. Near Fine. Three consecutive single issues in the original printed wrappers. Octavos. Vol. 3, No. 1: July, 1842 (pp. [1] 2-136); No. 2: October, 1842 (pp. [137] 138-280); No. 3: January, 1843 (pp. [281] 282-416). Issue nos. 2 and 3 have one or two small tears to the wrapper (no. 3 has about an inch torn away from the top corner of the back wrap), else all three issues are about near fine with light dust soiling and light scattered foxing. Edited by Margaret Fuller (1840-42) and Ralph Waldo Emerson (1842-44), *The Dial* was one of the most important American literary magazines of the 19th century, and also one of the scarcest, with a subscription list that "did not at any time reach three hundred names." It published many of their best known literary works and critical writings, including reviews and translations. It also introduced the writings of Henry David Thoreau and other leading writers and social reformers connected with the Transcendentalist group and Brook Farm utopian community. This set of three consecutive issues contains several poems and essays by Emerson, as well as all three of his *Lectures on the Times:* ("Introductory Lecture"; "The Conservative"; "The Transcendentalist"). Also included are 8 poems by Thoreau, and his *Natural History of Massachusetts*, as well as literary works and reviews by Margaret Fuller. An important and scarce run of three issues in original wrappers. A detailed list of selected contributions is available.
Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [United States]
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2020-04-03 10:04:02
MILFORD John.
London John Murray. FIRST EDITION 1842. 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, pages: xv, 1-318, bound in half green calf, marbled covers, 2 maroon gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt fishing designs between raised bands to spine, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, binder's name J.Larkins to top edge of first blank page, armorial engraved bookplate of Charles Thomas-Stanford, MP and Mayor of Brighton on first pastedown. Binding rubbed, and slightly faded to joints, slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, top upper corner rubbed, with slight loss to surface leather, top edge of title page has small repaired closed tear (see image), half-title trimmed at lower edge, loss of ½ inch, first 56 leaves have a small pale stain to outer margins, a few page have turning crease, occasional small pale brown spot, last blank page slightly foxed, otherwise a very good copy, binding tight and sound with no loose pages. See: The Library of the late John Gerard Heckscher of New York No. 1375; Westwood & Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria, A Catalogue of Books on Angling etc. page 151. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
2020-04-03 07:51:59
William Hamilton
UK: John Murray, 1842. Good to good minus. Rare set in two volumes. These scarce books are in English. Two volumes, 9" x 5 3/4" size. Green cloth, with spine faded to brown. Bookplate (to front pastedown) of Monsignor Joseph M. Gleason (1869-1942) a Californian Catholic priest, historian and collector of books and photographs. Ex-Library with spine number, previous owner's name(s), and pocket scar to rear pastedown. Boards separating on Volume I and almost detached on Volume II. 2 volumes. Volume I: (xxvii + 544 , 6 lithographed plates + fold-out map of "A Portion of Armenia"); Volume II: viii, 508 , 6 lithographed plates illustrations. Binder's ticket at the rear of Volume I. (Remnant & Edmonds, London). Volume II includes 5 Appendices including 1) General notes on geology, biology, and botany (including several types of poison honey); compass correction; latitudes; and a longer section comprising transcriptions of Greek inscriptions on buildings, columns, fountains, in graveyards, etc. , Large fold-out (Arrowsmith) map of Asia Mino, followed by eight pages of advertisements for other titles by John Murray. Fine plates and many are full page size. Very scarce set. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: loridzor [Providence, Rhode Island, United States]
2020-04-03 06:13:20
MEYRICK, Sir Samuel Rush (1783-1848)
Henry G. Bohn, London, 1842. (14 3/8 x 10 3/8 inches). Half-titles. Hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece to vol.I, 80 plates (70 hand-coloured aquatints, most heightened with gilt, 10 etched uncoloured plates), 27 large hand-coloured initials, most heightened with gilt. Publisher's red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, the spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, olive morocco lettering-pieces in the second compartment, brown morocco lettering-piece in the third, the others with repeated outer border decorations surrounding a single large tool: a helm in the first and sixth compartments, crossed swords in the fourth and a gauntlet and pair of spurs in the fifth, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton (1867-1947, armorial bookplate) An excellent set of the second and best edition of Meyrick's great work on arms and armour, with beautiful plates "as fine as the monuments of Westminster Abbey" (Edinburgh Review). Prideaux writes that this "book is certainly superb." A contemporary review echoed this sentiment: "Sir Walter Scott justly describes this work as 'the incomparable Armoury.' 'This most superb archaeological work is animated with numerous novelties, curious and historical disquisitions, and brilliant and recondite learning - Learning going to Court in the full, rich costume of the Order of the Garter. - Plates as fine as the monuments of Westminster Abbey. Really and truly the work is admirably executed, and deserves every eulogy.' - Edinburgh Review." (quoted in Lowndes II, p.1541) First published in 1824, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2020-04-01 18:46:03
Dickens, Charles
Chapman and Hall, London, 1842. Two volumes. First edition. Hardcovers, bound in full morocco with gilt illustrations of ladies in period dress front and back, top edges gilt, and inner gilt dentelles by Riviere & Son, original cloth covers and backstrips bound inside. Light edge-wear; bookplates; a notation and some spotting on the preliminary blanks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Moroccobound Fine Books, IOBA [Lewis Center, OH, U.S.A.]
2020-04-01 00:50:09
KLOSTERNEUBURG: TA., Kloster, 'Eingangsportal', Aquatinta v. Festorazzo, 1842, 33 x 45,5 Nebehay-Wagner 171/27; dekorative Ansicht der südlichen Fassade des barocken Kaisertraktes mit dem Eingangsportal in der Mitte und der Kuppel mit der Kaiserkrone rechts, im Vordergrund der Stiftsplatz; der 1730 nach Plänen von Donato Felice d'Allio und Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach begonnene Kaisertrakt sollte Kaiser Karl VI als Klosterresidenz dienen; als der Kaiser 1740 starb kam es zu einem Baustopp, zu diesem Zeitpunkt war nur ein Achtel der geplanten Anlage errichtet worden; erst 1834-1842 konnte einer der begonnen Höfe (sog. Kaiserhof) nach Plänen von Joseph Kornhäusel fertiggestellt werden, wodurch zumindest ein Viertel des geplanten 'österreichischen Escorials' fertig wurde; aus dem seltenen in kleiner Auflage und wohl anlässlich der Fertigstellung des Kaiserhofes erschienenen Werk von Festorazzo, Th. und M. Haller 'Das Stift der regulirten Chorherren zu Klosterneuburg nächst Wien.'; etwas lichtrandig, sonst von sehr guter Erhaltung. Artikelnummer: 414040.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH (cpaulusch) [10178, DE]
2020-03-31 02:37:07
1842. use wear; some page bends/foxing; nicely bound. 4" x 6 1/4" with 371 pages LOADED with detailed information... ORIGINAL 1842 "History of The EXPEDITION...LEWIS and CLARKE"~Fold out MAP~Vol 1~.
Bookseller: Paper Picker Collectibles (pinkbikinigirl21) [Fresno, California, US]
2020-03-31 02:21:04
BARTLETT, W. H.] WILLIS, N. P
London, George Virtue, 1842. First Edition. Hardcover. Two quarto (8-1/4" x 10-1/2") volumes bound in publisher's full heavily gilt-decorated dark brown morocco leather. Complete with a map, a portrait, 2 engraved title pages, and 116 steel-engraved views, all with tissue guards, by W. H. Bartlett. Ill.: W. H. Bartlett. Light to heavy foxing throughout, mostly marginal, with some plates completely clean and others heavily foxed, most with just a spot or two of marginal foxing. The front cover of the first volume is detached with much of the spine lacking; the second volume's binding is fine. Overall a Good, solid set .
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
2020-03-31 02:08:06
Alois Luigi Maria Ungarelli
Romae, ex typographia reverendae camerae apostolicae, 1842. [Rare Monograph on the Egyptian Obelisks of Rome] 2 volumes, both the text and plate volumes. Folios, 16 x 11.5". Bound in contemporary calf-backed, red boards. Minor wear to spine ends. Foxing throughout. Institutional stamp on title. [8], xi, 191, xxi pages. 8 engraved folding plates. (One in first volume, seven in second volume.) Ungarelli was the first curator of the Egyptian Museum at the Vatican. This work depicts four-sided views of the eleven Egyptian obelisks taken by the Romans. The schematic engravings of each pillar highlight their decorative hieroglyphs and are keyed to references in the descriptive text volume. Brunet V:1010. This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]
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