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        A System of Logic:

      London: John W. Parker,, 1843. Ratiocinative and Inductive, Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence, and the Methods of Scientific Investigation. 2 volumes, octavo (221 x 140 mm). Original blue cloth-backed buff paper boards with paper labels on spines printed in black, edges uncut. A few underlinings or marginal marks in light pencil. Spines a little tanned, labels with a few small chips, boards a little rubbed and bumped at corners. An excellent set. First edition of the author's philosophical work, outlining the five principles of inductive reasoning, now known as Mill's methods. Often considered as Mill's best work, A System of Logic spent twelve years in the making. "Mill began his book with the assertion that he was not concerned with the contested territory of epistemology, but only with the structure of logical argument. This austere agenda proved, however, impossible to observe at every point, and the text frequently spilt over into deep questions of human understanding [...] In Mill's view the study of the phenomenal world was a self-contained process of inference between induction and deduction, the latter being the formulation of general laws out of conjunctions of the more particular 'empirical' laws derived from the former." (ODNB). Copies of the first edition of Mill's influential book on the philosophy of science are scarce, even more so in the original boards.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Le tabernacle dans le désert; Ombre des choses célestes. Quatre planches gravées, coloriées et ornées d'or, d'argent et d'airain, conformément aux textes de l'Ecriture

      Ducloux, Delay 1843 - Avec des notes explicatives. Traduit de l'Anglais sur la 3e édition. Le livre est en état moyen. Les planches sont dans un excellent état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The improved and illustrated game of Dr. Busby.

      W. And S. B. Ives, Salem, MA 1843 - Consisting of 20 playing cards (5 each in 4 suites: mortar & pestle, milk, spade, and eyes), each 3½ x 2½", each with a hand-colored woodcut, all in a green cloth sleeve with a green printed title label on the upper cover and the printed Directions for the game on the back cover. W. & S. B. Ives of Salem, Massachusetts, is credited with being the first major manufacturer of games in this country and this was the first card game published in America. Many later versions of this game exist and were published well into the 20th century. At one point in the rule book for a later Parker & Bros. version is was stated that "This game was the first ever published in America, being brought out of Salem in 1840." "Anne Wales Abbot may have first made a prototype of Dr. Busby in 1840 but there are no primary sources to prove this is the case. It may be because the first edition that was published by W. & S. B. Ives is called The Improved and Illustrated Game of Dr. Busby. Before that published edition with an 1843 copyright, no other earlier editions have been found with or without a copyright date. Apparently only 500 copies of the first edition were produced. Additionally, Dr. Busby's black servant, an impeccably dressed and honorable man, is noted to be the earliest representation of an African-American in an American game." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ponte Nomentano in der Römischen Campagna mit Staffagen links auf dem Weg.

      - Bleistift und Pinsel in Dunkelbraun, auf cremefarbenem Velin. Ca. 15,5:25 cm. Verso zwei Entwurfskizzen südlicher Landschaften, rechts unten datiert „9/5 66.". Am Oberrand auf Untersatz montiert. Provenienz: Sammlung Joseph Heilmair (1843-1923). Rechts und unten ungleich beschnitten. Die frei und flott gemalte Entwurfzeichnung stammt sicher aus einem Skizzenbuch. In der Städtischen Galerie Würzburg befindet sich eine Bleistiftzeichnung von 1866, die ebenfalls den Ponte Nomentano und die Römische Campagna zeigt, nur vom näheren Standpunkt aus (vgl. Ausst. Katalog: August Wilhelm Geist (1835-1868), Städtische Galerie Würzburg, Würzburg 1985, Abb. 38, S. 52 und S. 67). Aus einer Künstlerfamilie stammend, nahm Geist zunächst Unterricht bei seinem Vater, dem Würzburger Maler A. Geist (1803-1860). 1848-1850 setzte er an der Städtischen Gewerbeschule und 1850-1853 am Polytechnischen Zentralverein seine Ausbildung fort und beendete sie 1853 in München bei dem Landschaftsmaler F. Bamberger (1814-1873). 1854 unternahm er zum Landschaftsstudium eine Rhönreise, da er vom Würzburger Polytechnischen Verein den Auftrag erhalten hatte, Landschaftsveduten aus der Gegend anzufertigen. 1855 kehrte er nach München zurück. Es folgten Motive aus der fränkischen Schweiz und vom Starnberger See. Starken Einfluß übte die Malerei J.W. Schirmers (1807-1863) auf ihn aus, dessen Werke er 1859 in Karlsruhe studierte. 1861 unternahm er eine Rheinreise. In dieser Zeit schloß er Freundschaft mit H. von Marées (1837-1887), den er 1861 auf dem Weg nach Köln und Antwerpen in Koblenz besuchte und mit dem er die Reise nach Köln fortsetzte. Eine schwere Erkrankung brachte 1864/1865 eine Reise nach Reichenhall. Obwohl der Aufenthalt keine wirkliche Besserung bewirkt hatte, ging er im darauffolgenden Jahr nach Rom. Dort unterhielt er gemeinsam mit F. Preller d.J. (1838-1901) ein Atelier. 1867 kehrte er nach München zurück. Geist zählt sicher zu den bedeutendsten Landschaftsmalern Mainfrankens, wenn auch sein früher Tod im Alter von 33 Jahren als Folge einer wohl langjährigen Tuberkulose die vielversprechende Malerlaufbahn jäh beendete.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Junge Dame am Strand mit weißer Pelzstola, Hut und Gehstock.

      - Gouache, auf Velin, rechts unten signiert „M.S.M". 25,6:13,4 cm. Das Ganzfigurenporträt zeigt eine in der Mode der Jahrhundertwende gekleidete junge Dame der besseren Gesellschaft, die sich vermutlich zur Erholung in einem Seebad aufhält. Über die Bildnismalerin Simrock-Michael ist wenig bekannt. Studiert hatte sie in Berlin bei K. Gussow (1843-1907) und F. Skarbina (1849-1910), bei der Wiener Malerin Th. von Mor (1871-1945) und bei M. Müller, gen. Kindermüller (1825-1894) in Blasewitz. Anchließend war sie in Altenburg tätig.

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        A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You

      London: [Joseph Cundall for] Summerly's Home Treasury Office, 1843. Printer's proof of the first Christmas card, printed in red ink. 4 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.; 119 x 162 mm. Scattered spotting and staining, some losses to corners (chiefly on verso) from glue mounts. One of 5 Proofs of the First Xmas Card, Inscribed to Lady Dorothy Nevill Inscribed ?'To Mr. & Lady Nevill from Henry Cole, 1865?". [Together with:] Chromolithographed facsimile of the first Christmas card (3-1/4 x 5-1/8 in.; 83 x 131 mm), inscribed to Lady Dorothy Nevill and daughter by Sir H. Cole & Lady Cole; light traces of glue mounts on verso. Linen album housed within a linen slipcase. One of five proofs of the first Christmas card (and one ofÊthree remaining in private hands) along with the 1881 facsimile of the first card, both inscribed to Lady Dorothy Nevill and her family. Lady Dorothy, the youngest daughter of Horace Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford, was an accomplished author, painter, illustrator, gardener, and collector of memorabilia (such as the proof and the card) and snuffboxes, corest buttons, lockets, etc.

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        Manuscript Archive - John Gardiner, Ohio's Most Respected Businessman

      Ohio, 1843. Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, 1843-1851. Archive of 24 letters to John Gardiner pertaining to the banking and merchandising activities of one of Ohio's leading and most respected men, several from prominent businessmen and Ashland County judge John P. Reznor. Five of the letters, from November 1844 to May 1845, are addressed to Gardiner at 99 Pearl Street in Buffalo, New York, suggesting possession of a second home there or a brief stay with family. Together with a substantial 1957 newspaper article on the history of Norwalk, beginning with Gardiner's arrival in 1833, and a newspaper clipping announcing the death of Gardiner's grandson who continued the family legacy in banking. Together with a 1960 issue of Stamps Magazine in which are found two illustrations of letters posted to Gardiner. Together with a limited edition of the 1975 work, "Wildcat Banks on the Mohican Frontier" accompanied by an original prospectus. The lot in very good condition, contained in an archival box for protection. Providing insight into the influence that a single man could possess over trade and economy of a vast region in the pioneering days of America, these letters are all addressed to John Gardiner (1816-1915), founder of Ohio's early banks, independent merchant, and advocate of railroad construction, tobacco production and industrialization. Originating from various counties in Ohio, and as far as Buffalo, New York, highlights from the letter archive include: Assorted letters which provide insight into merchandise sold by Gardiner, including wheat and hay, bushels of clover, flour, pork, and tobacco. The market value of wheat, merchants competing for business, Gardiner's "fancy goods," and the impact of a non-resident tax are discussed in a letter dated 11 May 1844. A detailed letter from 1844 discusses specific shipments and indicates a suffering economy resulting in difficulty in collecting payment. Headed "Private" a letter from January 1849 outlines specifics for the acquisition of the Sandusky City Bank, including an inspection to be performed by Gardiner, and details of bonuses to be paid in assets and stocks to the "Bank Folks." Judge Reznor is alos mentioned. A substantial list of customers being acquired by John Gardiner, from W.F.& G. Warring of New York, their names being forwarded by an administrator of the company, 2 July 1844. Parties named are all residents of Ohio. 10 letters from Hon. John P. Reznor, Ashland County judge, dealing with business ventures that both parties were involved in together, including the rental of 'the Old Banking House' (possibly the original Bank of Norwalk), and another potential venture of trading wool. An especially interesting and lengthy letter dated 12 February 1850 reveals financial information about competing banks and trust companies, specific monetary investments and draws, the transfer of bank notes, and a potential bank war. Reznor further contemplates a move to Gardiner's "Plank Road City" - presumably either Norwalk or Milan. Excerpts from Reznor's letters: 6 June 1849. "... myself and family.. are still without any small pox symptoms among us, the disease seems to have run its course here... I am now ready to go to N.Y. and have been several days. But am deterred from doing so on account of the Cholera in N.Y. Robert G. Askins is about opening out a large stock of Goods at Milan on high premium principles, he will without doubt sell large amt. Consequently have quite an amt of funds to deposit. I have had considerable talk with him about doing his business with you, make his deposits and purchases etc.... He has promised me he will do so, says you were a "clever/fellow... In relation to the draft you discounted for 2000$ for benefit of Reznor Arthrop & Co. you will have the goodness to hold yet as they have not decided whether will ship wool to Buffalo or that prefer selling here... If you see Whiting say to him if you please that I have not been able to determine yet whether I will want the Banking House..." 27 August 1849. "... the Ashland Farm looks promising, abundance of apples and peaches also good Stock Butter on hand... the factory is in successful operation. Send in your bill for what cloth you want. The building for the mill is up to the Square, a fire cooking, 3 stores back building, you can be supplied with Flour before long. the telegraph is progressing so you see we are prospering in some things..." 3 September 1849. "Cannot raise the Cashier' Salary unless he is more prompt in writing, the President feels quite neglected & will call him to account for Such negligence. The prospect of obtaining a dwelling office in your Noisy Plank Road City is rather slim...." 12 November 1849. "If nothing occurs to prevent, will take my family out Thursday or Friday, thus you see that after deliberating, we have decided to locate in your "Plank Road City" ....I hope you have good Stock of Tobacco for our friend Randy & that you may have good time with him." 12 February 1850. "... today I Saw Kilgore & Carlisle... They showd me the books of the agency made many explanations & gave me good deal of information in regard to the intentions & operations of the agency... my opinion is not changed in regard to the prospect of establishing the agency... strong probability of a bank war. I think one time policy may be for the present to take rather neutral ground or in other words attend to our own business & prepare ourselves for any emergency. Johnston of Toledo has been here for day or two... " End Excerpts. Honorable John P. Reznor received his commission as Associate Judge for the County of Ashland on 25 February 1846. Previously, in the 1830s, he was an insurance agent. The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont, Ohio, holds a collection of John Gardiner papers, comprising of manuscript correspondence from business men and banking interests (particularly from the Buffalo, New York area) from 1837 to 1851, much like the letters in the above described archive. The University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Manuscript Division, holds a collection of correspondence between John Gardiner and Henry Raynor of Syracuse, New York, 1851 to 1853, dealing with the railroad industry, specifically finances, iron shipments, and competing railroad companies in New York, Ohio, and Indiana. John Gardiner, a prominent Norwalk, Ohio resident, A banker by profession, Gardiner helped organize the Norwalk Branch of the State Bank of Ohio. Eighteen years later, he helped establish and became president of the Norwalk National Bank. He also played an active role in the area's early railroad development. In 1850, Gardiner helped secure the charter of the Toledo, Norwalk and Cleveland Railroad Company. Throughout his career, he served as a director of numerous railroad companies, becoming the president of several lines. John Gardiner (1816-1915) was a founding banker of Norwalk, Ohio, and a prominent citizen who contributed largely to the development of the state. A sagacious and honorable leader in the banking business, his opinion on financial matters was sought from business men across the nation. For many years Gardiner was also president, director and stock holder of the Toledo, Norwalk & Cleveland Railroad Company, which is now the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway, and was especially instrumental in the construction of the line which later became part of Commodore Vanderbilt's system. Born at Gardiner's Point, formerly known as Millstone Point, in New London County, Connecticut, he was encouraged by an uncle to move to Ohio, where his grandfather, Patrick Latimer, had received approximately 3,000 acres of land in Ohio, near Bellevue in Huron County, for losses sustained during the American Revolution. In 1833 he arrived in Norwalk, a boy of 17, and found work as a clerk for P. & J.M. Latimer, a business of general merchandize and produce, earning a salary of seventy five dollars per year. In 1833, Norwalk contained one bank - the newly formed Bank of Norwalk, nine stores, three taverns, two doctors, five lawyers, one jeweler, one printing office, one academy, two comb factories, two tin factories, one saw mill, one gristmill, one furnace, two churches, a courthouse and jail. In 1834 he became a clerk in the newly formed Bank of Norwalk. With the sudden death of the cashier, Gardiner at eighteen years of age found himself in charge of the bank, which was the only bank in the region. As such, Gardiner came into contact with numerous leading businessmen, and starting gaining respect in the community at a very young age. The Bank of Norwalk survived the crash of 1837 but the fall in land values and changes in legislations pushed the bank towards closure, and Gardiner resigned his position as cashier in September 1840. Gardiner then opened a general store and, by 1844, his business had grown to earn approximately one hundred thousand dollars per annum. In 1845 he took as a partner his brother-in-law, Richard D. Joslin, to whom he sold his share two years later to return to banking. In 1847, he was elected a member of the board of control which established the Norwalk Branch of the State Bank of Ohio. The bank opened in May of 1847 with an initial capital of $100,000. For 18 years Gardiner served as its first manager and cashier, and continued as a member of the distinguished board consisting of the most prominent men of the state. The panic of 1856, the failure of the Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company, and the general suspension of the banks, eventually caused enough strain for the to branch closed its doors, though sound management allowed it to return all capital to its share holders. In March 1865 the Norwalk National Bank opened its doors, having been organized by Gardiner and other investors. This institution prospered and served the community for decades and in 1917 it merged with another bank to form the Citizens National Bank of Norwalk. Early in 2002 the bank was acquired by the Citizens Banking Company and on June 30th the branch was closed. For over a century the Gardiner family was associated with the banking industry in Norwalk. His grandson, Charles Gardiner, was vice president of Citizens National Bank of Norwalk.. Very Good.

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        Blick in den Vesta-Tempel von Tivoli.

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf Velin, links unten signiert und bezeichnet „Blaschnik fe Roma.". 29,5:22 cm. Vermutlich Vorzeichnung für eine Lithogaphie. Bei unserer Darstellung der Innenseite des berühmten Vesta-Tempels von Tivoli handelt es sich sicher um eine sehr seltene Wiedergabe des Motivs – für gewöhnlich wurde die Außenseite des Tempels, entweder von der gegenüberliegenden Bergseite oder von unten vom Tal her, zusammen mit der Schlucht und den Wasserfällen, von den Malern der Zeit wiedergegeben. Blaschnik jedoch zeigt den Tempel vom Garten des Gasthauses aus, das sich auch heute noch dort befindet. Nach einer Ausbildung in Wien 1843 und in München 1844-1849 ging Blaschnik nach Gräfenberg, wo sein Vater als Grenzposten arbeitete. 1852 reiste er, angeregt durch Gemälde C. Rottmanns (1797-1850), nach Rom, das er über Zwischenstationen in Venedig und Florenz im Oktober 1853 erreichte. Während seines langjährigen Aufenthaltes unternahm er Reisen nach Neapel und Capri. Die in Italien entstandenen Zeichnungen sandte er an die Leipziger Illustrierte Zeitung zur Reproduktion. Ebenso zeichnete er 1857-1858 eine Reihe italienischer Ansichten für das Reisealbum der Kaiserin von Rußland. In Italien lernte er die Schriftstellerin und Journalistin Fanny Arndt kennen, die er 1874 heiratete. 1880 kehrte er nach Schlesien zurück, zog dann jedoch nach Berlin. 1907-1908 folgte erneut ein Aufenthalt in Rom.

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        Group of three scenes along the Suwanee River

      [Southern Georgia or northern Florida, 1843. Ink and wash on paper, as described below. Fine. A charming group of ink and wash drawings by the talented artist and United States Navy Lieutenant, John B. Dale. Only one of the drawings is titled, but they all show scenes along a river, presumably the Suwanee in southern Georgia or northern Florida, and two of them show sporting scenes. Lieutenant John B. Dale was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1814 and appointed a midshipman in the United States Navy in 1829. He was one of three artists assigned to the United States Exploring Expedition, the pioneering scientific exploration commanded by Charles Wilkes that lasted from 1838 to 1842. During that voyage Dale butted heads with the famously irascible Wilkes several times, and was sent home half-way through the expedition. Nonetheless, many of Dale's drawings appear in the official published account of the expedition. He was married in 1840 and had two sons. From 1844 to 1846 Dale was a member of the crew of of the U.S.S. Constitution ("Old Ironsides") during its circumnavigation of the globe. Dale died in Lebanon in 1848, while on duty in the Mediterranean as part of the Lynch Expedition. Dale's manuscript journal of his cruise aboard the Constitution is in the collection of the New England Historical Genealogical Society. The three drawings in this collection are undated but were likely made by Dale while he was on leave from his position working on the U.S. Coastal Survey, to which he was assigned in 1840. They are as follow: 1) "Crossing the Suwanee." Ink on a 8 x 10 sheet of thick paper stock. Shows a man holding a shotgun (possibly Dale himself), standing in a small boat as the boat is pulled across the river by another man utilizing a rope tied on both banks. As in the other two drawings, Dale gives a fine sense of the flora of the region, ably sketching the different varieties of overgrown trees. Signed by Dale in the lower right. 2) Untitled scene of a man hunting ducks. Ink and wash on a 7 x 9 inch sheet, bordered by a blue and white "Greek key" motif. In this illustration a man stands in a small boat, shown in the lower right, and fires a shotgun at several flying ducks. A black man is seated in the boat as well, and a few small buildings are shown on the far riverbank. 3) Untitled scene of a man fishing in a river. Ink and wash on a 7 x 9 inch sheet, bordered by a blue and white "Greek key" motif. A man is shown in the foreground, standing knee-deep in the river, holding a fishing pole. Two cows are near him, drinking from the river, and a small camp is shown in the middle distance. A horseless cart is also depicted on the riverbank. An attractive set of southern sporting views, by a talented artist who also participated in notable American naval expeditions.

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        A Christmas Carol In Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1843. First edition, first issue, with all of Smith's points and an unbroken signature letter c; indeterminate and very rare variant state with pink endpapers. Title-page printed in red and green with wood-engraved holly vignette, half-title printed in green, handcolored etched frontispiece and 3 handcolored etched plates after and by John Leech, 4 wood-engraved text illustrations after Leech by W. J. Linton, integral terminal leaf of publisher's ads ("Works of Mr. Charles Dickens"). 12mo. Publisher's cinnamon-brown rib-grain cloth, covers blocked in blind with decorative holly and ivy border, front cover and spine gilt with author and title with a holly wreath, pink-coated endpapers, gilt edges (Todd's first impression, first issue of cover stamp); spine darkened, extremities a bit worn, inner hinges cracked, lightly shaken with two signatures sprung. Half brown calf slipcase, chemise. The First Issue, With Pink Endpapers First edition, first issue, with all of Smith's points and an unbroken signature letter c; indeterminate and very rare variant state with pink endpapers.

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        Incidents of Travel In Yucatan

      John Murray, London 1843 - London: John Murray, 1843. First Edition. 8vo, 2 volumes, xii, 459; xiii, 478 pages, complete with 124 illustrations and plates including 2 folding frontispiece panoramas, plus a folding map. Original publisher's cloth titled to spine, very bright gilt. Marginal foxing, very slight wear to spine and corners, otherwise very good condition. A stellar set of a book that often is heavily foxed, a pleasing addition to any library. The man who first awakened widespread American and English interest in the Maya ruins of Central America was the author of this work, John Lloyd Stephens. His classic and influential work opened up a whole new area of research into the Mayan people. Considerable archaeological research followed Stephens' discoveries, laying the foundation on which Maya archaeology has since rested. Probably the most widely read and enjoyed books on American archaeology, these volumes recount, for the first time, the adventures and antiquities encountered in the Maya country by Stephens and his artist-architect companion Mr. Catherwood. Describing over forty-four ruined cities, and other places in which remains or vestiges of ancient population were found, detailed descriptions are accompanied by illustrations from Daguerreotype views and drawings taken on the spot by Catherwood, which so skilfully portray the enormous ruins of still more imposing structures erected by the vanished race of peninsular aborigines. This a sequel to the author's earlier work cut short by illness in 1841, and is much scarcer. The plates and illustrations by Catherwood are even more impressive than the earlier work, and have become famous in and of themselves. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Exposé des Faits qui ont accompagné l'agression des Français contre l'Ile de Tahiti, par les Directeurs de la Société des Missions de Londres. Traduit de l'Anglais

      Paris: L.-R. Delay, 1843. Octavo, viii, 80 pp.; uncut in original printed wrappers. France and Britain compete for control of Tahiti. A very scarce pamphlet: this discussion of the issue of French sovereignty in Tahiti is collected and translated from publications of the London Missionary Society, and publishes material from various sources including Captain FitzRoy's address to the Missionary Society, details of the visit of the Artémise to Tahiti and the various manoeuvrings of its Captain, La Place; details on the Moerenhout incident, and other articles on the Catholic missions in Tahiti.The London Missionary Society had been active in Tahiti since the arrival of their ship Duff in 1797, and in this tract they denounced French colonisation and promoted Tahitian self-determination.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D.. 2 SS. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). 4to.. An Monsieur Vandael mit der Bitte um Weiterleitung einer Pflanzenbestellung an den Botaniker Henry de Vilmorin (1843-1899): "Mon cher Monsieur Vandael, J'ai recu le petit catalogue de Mr Vilmorin, et voici la liste des plantes que je desire avoir. [Es folgt eine Liste von 15 Pflanzen und deren Preisen.] Je suis bien aise, mon cher Monsieur Candael, d'avoir les plantes ci dessus, Samedi Soir, ou Dimanche Matin. Veuillez bien, je vous prie, avoir la bonte de faire passer ma petite note a Mr Vilmorin, dont j'ignore l'adresse [ ]".

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        Iconographie du Genre Camellia ou Description et Figures des Camellia les plus belles et les plus rares peints d'après nature dans les Serres et sous la direction de M. L'Abbé Berlèse par M. J.- J. Jung.

      Paris, H. Cousin, (1839) 1841 -1843. - 3 voll. in folio, elegante esemplare in legatura di pregio in piena pelle, con piatti inquadrati da fregi ornamentali impressi in oro, ricchi fregi e titoli in oro ai dorsi, appartenuto a Sir Francis Sloane, grande imprenditore e mecenate nella Firenze del secolo XIX, già proprietario della villa medicea di Careggi, della miniera di rame di Caporciano, finanziatore della nuova facciata di Santa Croce a Firenze. Contiene 300 splendide tavole incise a colori e rifinite a mano ad opera di J. J. Jung. Lievissima brunitura uniforme di poche cc., margine bianco inferiore leggermente rifilato su una tavola del secondo volume (lontano dalla parte incisa). Esemplare ad ampi margini. Bell'esemplare della più monumentale opera a stampa dedicata alle Camelie.

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        Jessie Phillips. A Tale of the Present Day

      London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1843. First Edition. Frontispiece in Vol. I of the author and 11 plates by John Leech. [iv], 326; [ii], 311, [1]; [ii], 325, [1] pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Original green blindstamped cloth, neatly repaired at spine ends. Very good. Bookplate of John Cameron.

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        A Christmas Carol In Prose Being A Ghost Story of Christmas

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1843. First EditionSecond State.. Good+ in original, decorated light brown, vertical-ribbed cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and gilt text and decorations on the front board and with all edges of the text block gilt. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4" with the cloth at the head of the spine chipped by a depth of 1/4", the front and rear hinges are cracked, but the binding is holding as are the front and rear joints and the spine has a definite slant. There is an early gift inscription and date of "March/44" in ink on the first free end page. The title page is printed in red and blue ink and with Roman numerals showing a year of 1843 and "Stave I" appears in Roman type with the end sheets in very pale yellow. The half-title is in blue ink. 166 pages of text followed by two page of advertisements for books by the author. Illustrated with a hand colored frontispiece and seven engravings by John Leech three of which are hand colored. (Smith: Dickens in Original Cloth vol. II, 4 p. 19)

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        A Christmas Carol. In Prose

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1843. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. With illustrations by John Leech. Octavo. Original pinkish-brown vertical fine-ribbed cloth, spine and front cover decorated and lettered gilt, sides stamped in blind, green endpapers, gilt edges. Hand-coloured etched frontispiece with tissue-guard and 3 steel-engraved plates after Leech, wood-engravings within the text by W. J. Linton after Leech. Spine rolled and slightly faded, loss to headcap, bump to foot of rear board, small stain and pencilled annotation to front endpapers which are a little smudged as usual, contents lightly foxed. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, first issue, with "Stave I" on the first page of text and green endpapers, all the first edition textual points, and Todd's first state of the gilt wreath on the front cover (15 mm gap, unbroken D). The hand-coloured green endpapers, Dickens's original choice for his lavish gift book, proved a disappointment. The colour tended to dust off and smudge, so the endpapers were changed to yellow, not requiring hand work. Probably in the middle of binding, as demand grew faster than the current endpaper stock, it was decided to use up the green paper, and thereafter it was used indiscriminately with yellow, but discarded again when the initial supply of green became exhausted. Primary copies therefore occur with either green or yellow endpapers, some collectors preferring green as the author's original prepublication choice.

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        Die neueren Hamburgischen Münzen und Medaillen. Herausgegeben von einem Ausschusse des Vereins für Hamburgische Geschichte. ( Eine Fortsetzung des Hamburgischen Münz- und Medaillen-Vergnügens von Langermann ) Heft I - III ( Alles? )

      Meissner, Hamburg 1843 - Erstes bis drittes Stück (Heft I - III ) der neueren Hamburgischen Münzen und Medaillen. Mit zusammen VIII, 124 Seiten sowie zahlreichen gestochenen Münz- und Medaillenwiedergaben ( Vorder- und Rückseite ). Die Abbildungen sind von Franz Schröder gestochen. OBroschur, 4°. Inhalt: Erstes Stück: Die Portugaleser mit: Bank-Portugaleser von 1755 auf das zweite Jubiläum des Religionsfriedesn - 1763 auf die Friedensschlüsse von Versailles und Hubertsburg - 1770 auf das neue Banksystem - 1774 auf das neue Banksystem - 1801 auf das neue Jahrhundert - 1802 auf den Frieden von Amiens - 1817 auf das dritte Reformations-Jubiläum - 1819 auf das zweite Jubiläum der Bank - 1825 auf das neuerbaute Krankenhaus - 1826 auf das neue Bankgebäude - 1828 auf die dritte Secular-Feier der bürgerschaftlichen Verfassung - 1841 auf die neue Börse. Die Admiralitäts- und Commerz-Portugaleser: 1801 auf das neue Jahrhundert - 1765 auf das Jubiläum der Commerdeputation - 1801 auf das neue Jahrhundert ( Commerzportugaleser ). Die Portugaleser anonymer Gesellschaften: 1765 - 1771 - 1772 - 1791: Auf die Errichtung der Assecuranz-Compagnien - 1802 auf die Erneuerung der Hamburger See-Compagnie - 1803 auf die Erneuerung der Assecuranz-Sozietät - 1824 auf die 50jährige Dauer der zweiten Assecuranz-Compagnie - 1821 auf die 25jährige Dauer der siebenten Assecuranz-Compagnie - 1828 auf die 50jährige Dauer der Versorgungsanstalt - 1829 auf die 50jährige Dauer der fünften Assecuranz-Compagnie - 1832 auf das 50jährige Bestehen der Creditcasse f.Erben u.Grundstücke // Heft II: Die Bürgermeister-Pfennigs: Conrad Widow 1754 - Lucas Corthum 1765 - Martin Hieronimus Schele 1774 - Johannes Schlüter 1778 - Peter Greve 1780 - Vincent Rumpf 1781 - Nicolaus Schuback 1783 - Frans Doormann 1784 - Albert Schulte 1786 - Johann Luis 1788 - Johann Anderson 1790 - Martin Dorner 1798 - Jacob Albrecht von Sienen 1800 - Franz Anton Wagener 1801 - Peter Hinrich Widow 1802 - Johann Adolpf Poppe 1807 - Daniel Lienau 1816 - Friedrich von Graffen 1820 - Christian Matthias Schröder 1821 - Johann Daniel Koch 1829 - Wilhelm Amsinck 1831 - Johann Arnold Heise 1834 - Martin Garlieb Sillem 1835 - Martin Hieronymus Schrötteringk 1835 - Amandus Augustus Abendroth 1842 . Heft III: Die geschichtlichen Denkmünzen mit u.a. Medaille auf die Legung des Grundsteins zur kleinen St.Michaelis Kirche Anno 1754 - Auf die Zerstörung der Stadt Lissabon durch ein Erdbeben Anno 1755 - Auf die hohe Wasserfluth am 7.Oct. 1756 - Auf die Einweihung der grossen St.Michaelis-Kirche Anno 1762 - Auf die Handelscrisis in Amsterdam und Hamburg im Jahr 1763 - Auf die Besetzung Hamburgs durch die Franzosen im Jahr 1806 - Auf die Befreiung Hamburgs im Jahr 1814 - Die Hanseatische Feldzugsmedaille von Anno 1813 und 1814 - Auf die überstandene Cholera Anno 1832 - Auf die Vollendung der neuen Schulgebäude Anno 1840 - Auf die Erbauung des neuen Israelitischen Krankenhauses Anno 1841 - Auf den grossen Brand von 1843 - St.Petri-Kirchen-Medaille - St.Nicolai-Kirchen-Medaille - Das grosse Hamburger Dankmedaillon usw. Mit insgesamt 74 Münz- und Medaillenwiedergaben ( jeweils in Vorder-und Rückseite ) sowie umfangreichem erklärenden und beschreibenden Text. Die Broschuren jeweils in eher schlechtem Zustand, berieben, fleckig, Randläsionen. Die Rücken mit Textilband fixiert. Innen sind die 3 Hefte durchgehend stärker stock- und braunfleckig, etwas fingerfleckig. Einige Seiten mit Randläsionen, einige eselsohrig. Heft II zudem stärker wasserrandig, sowie die OBroschur stark fleckig, beschädigt. Papier durchgehend gebräunt, einige Seiten etwas lichtrandig. - Von äußerster Seltenheit - ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF NORTH AMERICA.WITH NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD, AND A LARGE MAP. TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN BY H. EVANS LLOYD. TO ACCOMPANY THE ORIGINAL SERIES OF EIGHTY-ONE ELABORATELY-COLOURED PLATES.

      London: Ackermann & Co., 1843. - x,[2],520pp., including the large folding "Map to Illustrate the Route of Prince Maximillan of Wied in the Interior of North America." usually found in the atlas volume and fifty-three wood-engraved illustrations in the text after Karl Bodmer. Large quarto. Recent black half morocco, gilt, and contemporary cloth. 19th century ownership inscription on titlepage, light foxing to the folding map. Internally quite clean. An attractive copy in near fine condition. First complete English language edition of this most important Western Americanum, based on the travels of German Prince Maximilian of Wied on the upper Missouri River in 1832-34, accompanied by the Swiss artist, Karl Bodmer. Prince Maximilian was already an experienced naturalist and explorer in 1832, having made an important scientific expedition to Brazil in 1815-17. His preparations for his trip to North America included retaining the skilled artist, Karl Bodmer, to prepare illustrations of the journey. Arriving in the fall of 1832, the Prince ascended the Missouri River in the spring of 1833, going as far upstream as the American Fur Company post of Fort Mackenzie in present-day Montana, and spending the winter at Fort Clark, near the Mandan Indian villages. During this prolonged stay, he and Bodmer had ample opportunity to observe the Indian tribes of the upper Missouri in their full glory, carefully recorded by Bodmer in watercolors. In the spring of 1834 they returned to Europe, and devoted the next five years to preparing the text and plates for this publication. This London edition lacks the Indian vocabularies contained in the original German version. The translator, H. Evans Lloyd, explains that this was due to the difficulties of translating the phonetic German spelling into its English language equivalent: "It appeared to be a hopeless and unprofitable task. Those who are curious in such matters will find many specimens in Mr. Catlin's interesting work." Often eclipsed by the famous Bodmer atlas of the expedition, Maximilian's text remains one of the most important western travel narratives during the fur trade era. Exceedingly rare with the folding map. WAGNER-CAMP 76:3. HOWES M443a. CLARK III:115. FIELD 1036. JONES 1076. STREETER SALE 1809. RADER 3652 (ref). PILLING PROOF-SHEETS 2523. SABIN 47017.

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        On the calorific effects of magneto-electricity, and on the mechanical value of heat

      London: Taylor, 1843. First edition. Mechanical Equivalent of HeatJoule, James Prescott (1818-1889). On the calorific effects of magneto-electricity, and on the mechanical value of heat. In: London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, 3rd series, 23 (1843), pp. 263-276, 347-355, 435-455. Whole volume, 8vo. viii, 552pp. Engraved frontispiece, text illustrations. 215 x 133 mm. 19th century half calf, marbled boards, light rubbing. Minor foxing but very good. Binder's stamp on rear paste-down.First Edition, complete series of three parts. Dibner, Heralds of Science 158. "Experimental proof of the mechanical equivalent of heat for physical phenomena" (Printing and the Mind of Man p. 196). Joule demonstrated that the conversion of heat into force, and vice versa, takes place at a fixed rate. This discovery led to two conclusions: first, that heat is a form of energy; and second, that within a given system, the sum total of energy is both constant and convertible. Joule's work, along with that of Mayer and Helmholtz, was fundamental to the establishment of the principle of the conservation of energy. DSB. Norman 1179.

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        Life and Speeches of Henry Clay

      NY: Greeley & McElrath, 1843. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Two volumes. original period 1/4 cloth & board binding. Tipped into volume two, a single page manuscript letter, dated in 1842, outlining the principles and goals guiding the recently formed Whig Party. A scarce historical record in the hand of Henry Clay..

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        "Porta Maggiore in Rom".

      . Aquarell über Bleistift, auf Velin, rechts unten bezeichnet und signiert "Porta Maggiore in Roma. Blaschnik pixit"; verso bezeichnet "Porta maggiore in Rom". 25,3:34,9 cm. Insgesamt leicht fleckig; verso Reste von alten Klebeetiketten.. Nach einer Ausbildung in Wien 1843 und München 1844-49 ging Blaschnik zunächst nach Gräfenberg, wo sein Vater als Grenzposten arbeitete. 1852 reiste er, angeregt durch Gemälde C. Rottmanns, nach Rom, das er über Zwischenstationen in Venedig und Florenz im Oktober 1853 erreichte. Er blieb dort bis 1880. Während seines Aufenthaltes unternahm er Reisen nach Neapel und Capri und sandte von dort aus Zeichnungen an die Leipziger Illustrierte Zeitung zur Reproduktion. Auch zeichnete er 1857/58 eine Reihe italienischer Ansichten für das Reisealbum der Kaiserin von Russland. 1880 kehrte er nach Schlesien zurück, zog dann nach Berlin. 1907/08 unternahm er noch einmal eine Reise nach Rom.

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        History of the Scottish Episcopal Church from the Revolution to the Present Time.

      Edinburgh: Gallie and Bayley, 1843. - xl + 588 + 2. 23 x 14 cm. An extremely rare first edition of this seminal work, upon which so many later historians have drawn. Slight foxing to half-title and title, and to the two pages of advertisements at the end. Rebound in green cloth, with paper label, and head and tail bands. A good clean, tight copy. Very good condition.

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        Oeuvres de Laplace. 7 Vols.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1843-47. 4to. Bound in 7 contemp. hcalf, raised bands, gilt spines. Corners a bit bumped. Light wear to edges. A few leaves creased in outher margin. With 1 folded lithographed plate. A good copy.. First edition of "Oeuvres". Its publication, initiated by Laplace's widow, was eventually subsidized by the state.The Oeuvres contains: Exposition du Systeme du Monde - Traité de mécanique céleste - Théorie analytique des Probabilités - Essai philosophique sur les Probabilités

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        New South Wales. Proposed Overland Route to Port Essington

      Sydney: William John Row, Government Printer, 1843. Foolscap folio, with a fine hand-coloured lithographic map; fine in recent brown half calf. With the remarkable Sydney-printed map. An excellent Sydney-printed report of signal importance to inland exploration, including a most attractive lithographic map of Australia by William Baker of King Street.The proposal to discover the overland route had been approved by a committee that included John Dunmore Lang and W.C. Wentworth in October 1843, and the present report is based on their findings. In support, the Committee prints any number of letters and extracts from key figures including Admiral Bremer, Captain John Macarthur RN (a brother of the pastoralist Hannibal, who served as Acting Commandant at Port Essington), Major Mitchell, the northern specialist George Windsor Earl, his Malay servant Shadrach Phillippus, and the author of an important coastal circumnavigation account Thomas Braidwood Wilson. Of course, the proposal is most famous for encouraging Ludwig Leichhardt to establish his own privately-funded expedition, which would ultimately be published in 1846.The work was printed by the Government printer Row, who had trained at the Australian. The marvellous map is by Baker, an Irish free settler who arrived in Sydney in 1835 and set himself up as a lithographic and copperplate printer, before taking on much more government work in the 1840s. He is perhaps best known as the publisher of the long-running weekly serial Heads of the People.

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        Das Königreich Bayern in seinen alterthümlichen, geschichtlichen, artistischen und malerischen Schönheiten, enthaltend in einer Reihe von Stahlstichen die interessantesten Gegenden, Städte, Kirchen, Klöster, Burgen, Bäder und sonstige Baudenkmale mit begleitendem Texte

      München, Franz 1843 - 1854.. 3 Bände. Mit 180 Stahlstichtafeln. 484 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bl., 480 S., 1 Bl.; 3 Bl., 490 S. Dekorative HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. Pfister I, 9; Lentner 2841. - Mit meist mehreren Ansichten von Augsburg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Landshut, München, Nürnberg, Passau, Regensburg, Straubing, Würzburg etc., ferner Ansichten von Herren- und Frauenchiemsee, Tegernsee, Starnberger See, Andechs, Ettal usw. - Tls. etwas braunfleckig. Das bis noch vor einigen Jahren relativ häufige Werk, das in den 1980er und 90er Jahren außerordentliche Preise aufgrund der starken Nachfrage des süddeutschen Graphikhandels erzielen konnte, ist heute in kompletten und dekorativ gebundenen Exemplaren relativ selten geworden.

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        Travellers' Guide Map of the United States

      1843 - This beautifully colored map was originally issued as a folding pocket map by the famous mapmakers, Ensign & Thayer in 1843. This map has amazing detail and includes roads, distances, steamboat and canal routes. It also includes several insets of major cities & important harbors of the time, including New York City, Boston, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Mobile, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Charleston, Chicago and several more. It's archivally framed in a wide silver beaded frame, with a light blue fabric mat, a rustic silver fillet and another thicker fillet that's painted light blue. It's floated on an ochre fabric mat.

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        LA AVICEPTOLÓGIAo Manual completo de caza y pesca, . obra útil para los aficionados a caza y pesca : está adornada de varias láminas para su mejor inteligencia, habiéndose puesto al fin el bando de caza y pesca / por José María Tenorio.

      Madrid 1843 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XIX sobre caza y pesca. Publicación: Madrid : Imprenta de Llorenci, 1843. Descripción fisica: Octavo menor (15 cm.) Portada, 1 hoja, 347 páginas. Encuadernación plena piel de época con tejuelo y dorados en el lomo. Conservación: Muy buen estado. Revisado completo. Notas: La obra esta dividida en tres tratados. El primero contiene los ardides, trampas y estratajemas que se emplean para cojer todo género de aves, con otro tratado sobre la crianza de los pájaros de jaula y canto. El segundo contiene la caza de montería ó caza mayor. El tercero de la pesca, ó pescador práctico; este tratado es el resultado de los conocimientos adquiridos por una larga y estudiada práctica. RPP1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the calorific effects of magneto-electricity, and on the mechanical value of heat.

      Taylor, London 1843 - Mechanical Equivalent of HeatJoule, James Prescott (1818-1889). On the calorific effects of magneto-electricity, and on the mechanical value of heat. In: London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, 3rd series, 23 (1843), pp. 263-276, 347-355, 435-455. Whole volume, 8vo. viii, 552pp. Engraved frontispiece, text illustrations. 215 x 133 mm. 19th century half calf, marbled boards, light rubbing. Minor foxing but very good. Binder's stamp on rear paste-down.First Edition, complete series of three parts. Dibner, Heralds of Science 158. "Experimental proof of the mechanical equivalent of heat for physical phenomena" (Printing and the Mind of Man p. 196). Joule demonstrated that the conversion of heat into force, and vice versa, takes place at a fixed rate. This discovery led to two conclusions: first, that heat is a form of energy; and second, that within a given system, the sum total of energy is both constant and convertible. Joule's work, along with that of Mayer and Helmholtz, was fundamental to the establishment of the principle of the conservation of energy. DSB. Norman 1179. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ledger, copy book, and commonplace book for this early Hanging Rock Iron Region settler in Jackson County (later Vinton County), Ohio

      Clinton, Jackson County, Ohio, ca. 1828 to 1843. Worn, toned, somewhat spotted; in good condition.. Rough blue paper wrappers, approx. 13 x 8.5 inches, [40] unlined pages (first leaf detached, two leaves somewhat substantially clipped with some intentional loss). An exuberantly utilitarian piece of pioneer manuscript that ranges from trades for lard and days of work to copying out practical jokes or how to tell your fortune with cards, evidently kept by George Tarr (2/27/1809-3/2/1873), an early Ohio farmer born to Virginia natives John Tarr and Rebecca Zinn Tarr in Clinton Township, Jackson County (later Vinton County), Ohio in the southeastern Iron Region of the state. The manuscript is labeled in part in ink on the front wrapper, "George Tarr Ledger," and the ledger appears to have been neatly set up in 1828 either as an exercise book in bookkeeping or to record trades of work and goods between neighbors, but it was infrequently used until the early 1840s when Tarr begins with a legible but much less careful hand to debit and credit in great detail trades of goods and work with neighbors of which a partial list includes Caleb Sharp, John Frazee, Richard Habron, Samuel G. Washburn, various members of the "Zin" family, and a genealogical bombshell whose name is here given as Absalom Howdinshals (but who appears in various records as Absalom Houdeshelt, Houdesheldt, Howdysheldt, and Hendeshelt). Various census reports and public records place Tarr's farm and these various neighbors fairly precisely in Clinton Township, and this detailed ledger gives a deep if necessarily evocative look at the agricultural economy of the region--partnerships in wheat, payments for work in rye, purchases of beef, pork, hay, days of work, etc., but also butchering, blacksmithing work (making nails, sharpening a mattock), purchasing jugs and stoneware, drafts of notes for cattle, etc. But aside from the narly daily utility of this piece, Tarr also used this volume as a commonplace book of medical recipes and other curious texts, including a recipe for ink and one for an evident sort of calamine lotion, one for the "Cure for the Bite of any snake" (green horehound juice, a horehound poultice and a white ash bark bandage), as well as a remedy for rheumatism and one to "moderate puking in a pregnant woman" (peppermint, whisky and Columbo bitters--this recipe apparently taken from Gunn's Domestic Medicine). Even better perhaps than moderating puking are the recipes here included for two practical jokes. One of the jokes will leave a person with blackface: "Take a few nut-galls, bruise them to a verry fine powder, which strew nicely upon a towel, then put a little brown coperass [i.e. copperas, or iron sulfate] into a basin of water; this will soon dissolve, and leave the water perectly [for perfectly] transparent. After any person has washed in this water and wiped with the towel on which the galls have been strewed his hands and face will immediately become black but in a few days by washing with soap they will become clean." The other joke involves salt petre, cream of tartar, and sulphur punded together into a powder that you may put "in a paper in your pocket; you may then, at any time you please convey a grain in to a pipe of tobacco, and when it takes fire, it will [have] the report of a musket, but not break the pipe; or you may put as much as will lay upon your nail in any place upon little bits of paper and setting fire to it there will be the report of so many great guns but it will not produce any bad effects." Tarr also outlines a trick involving melting steel and antimony, as well as hints on how to decorate glasses using hot walnut sticks or feather tips, while the most extensive extract (nearly a page and a half) is "The art of Fortune telling by Cards," which appears to be copied verbatim from a text located in the expected online searches in two locations--in the English publication Astrologer's Magazine and Philosophical Miscellany (evidently also known as The Conjuror's Magazine) for August, 1791 and later in the cheap book Amateur Amusements by Professor Lorento (NY: Hurst & Co., copyright 1878). The transmission of this sort of amusement in the Ohio Valley--from London journal to rough commonplace ledger--seems somehow characteristic of the transmission of American popular culture from high to low.

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        Secrets merveilleux de la magie naturelle & cabalistique du Petit Albert, traduits exactement sur l'original Latin, intitule: Alberti Parvi Lucii libellus de mirabilibus naturae arcanis

      Paris: B. Renaud, 1843. RARE EDITION. Uncut copy in original printed wrappers with lithograph of an astronomer and an observatory on back cover. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION (wrappers trifle worn or soiled). Duodecimo. 144 pp. With woodcut frontispiece and 5 folding woodcut plates STRANGE AND WONDERFUL GRIMOIRE, AN EXCELLENT UNCUT COPY IN ORIGINAL CONDITION. * This is very scarce edition of the so-called "Little Albert" (in difference to Albert the Great), being a well-known collection of magical absurdities and impossiblilities, of which there are numerous reprints. It is claimed that this text was written by Albertus Magnus in 1272, in French. * The preface states: "Voici une nouvelle edition du Livres des merveilleux Secrets du Petit Albert, connu en Latin sous le titre d'Alberte Parvi Lucii, Libellus de Mirabilibus Naturae Arcanis. L'auteur a qui on l'attribue, a ete un de ces grands-hommmes qui par le peuple ignorant ont ete accusez de magie. C'etait autrefois le sort de tous les grands esprits qui possedaient quelque chose d'extraordinaire dans les sciences, de les traiter de magiciens. C'est peut-etre par cette raison, que le petit tresor est devenu si rare, parce que les superstitieux ont fait scrupule de s'en servir; il s'est presque comme perdu, car une personne distinguee dans le monde a eu la curiosite (a ce qu'on assure) d'en offrir plus de mille florins pour un seul exemplaire, encore ne l'a-t-on pu decouvrir que depuis peu dans la bibliotheque d'un tres-grand homme, qui l'a bien voulu donner pour ne plus priver le public d'un si riche tresor." * "C'est parmi les livres populaires, le plus celebre et peut-etre le plus absurde... Il est tout naturel que le livre des secrets ait ete attribue a Albert le Grand, car ce docteur, tres savant pour son epoque, eut, parmi ces contemporains, la reputation d'etre sorcier. Le Livre des Secrets du Petit Albert est moins complet, mais le fonds reste le meme" (Brunet). Cf. Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica p. 17 & Ferguson, "Bibliographical notes on Books of Secrets," Part IV.

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        Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed; with a Short Account of the Natural History and Habits of the Salmon, Instructions to the Sportsmen, Anecdotes, etc

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1843. First edition. Illustrated by 13 Lithographs (3 hand-colored) and wood Engravings by L. Haghe, T. Landseer and S. Williams from Paintings by Sir David Wilkie, Edwin Landseer, R.A, Charles Landseer, William Simson and Edward Cooke. 1 vols. 8vo. Full olive green straight-grain morocco gilt, t.e.g. by Burrell for Brentano's, original cloth covers and spines laid down and bound in at back. Very fine.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Gastein, 7. VIII. 1843.. 1 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Professor Harles aus Bonn schrieb mir vor einiger Zeit damit ich mich bey seinem Könige verwende - ihm ein Reise Geld zu Bestreitung der Reise nach Grätz zu bewirken. Dieß Begehren ist nicht zu willfahren, ich kann unmöglich dem König von Preussen diese Bitte stellen, denn dieß würde aussehen als wollte ich nach Grätz von allen Seiten Leute zusammenbringen, und mir den Schein einer grossen Eitelkeit werfen [...]".

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        Qur'an [Koran]: Manuscript on polished paper, 15-line naskh script within gilt borders, with polychrome gilt ornamental double page opening, text fully vocalized in black with reading marks in red, gold aya markers, surah headings in white within gilt panels, ornamental sectional markers

      N.p. {Egyptian or Turkish?], 1843. 306 leaves, signed and dated: Isma'il ibn Husayn al-Shukry, student of Khalil Ibrahimi, 1259 A.H. 1 vols. 170 x 115 mm. Brown goatskin, boards tooled in blind. Binding worn at edges, crudely rebacked in brown leather. Some soiling of margins, traces of dampstains on first few pages, affecting coloring of ornamental opening; 6 lines of text smudged off from verso of leaf 30, affecting verses 3:71 through 3:73; two gatherings loose; a few smudges to text (occasional loss of a word or two), still a good copy. Textually complete save for the six smudged lines (three verses) from Surat Al 'Imran. Signed and dated on the last leaf in the colophon below Surat al-Nas.

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        The Poetical Works of John Milton ?

      London: Tilt and Bogue, Fleet Street, 1843. One of ?2 copies on India paper. 120 engravings by John Thompson, S. and T. Williams, O. Smith, J. Linton, and others, after William Harvey. [iv], lii, 378; viii, 341, [1] pp., printed entirely on INDIA PAPER. 2 vols. Full crimson morocco, gilt, a.e.g., by F. Bedford. With two bookplates, CCK and John Delaware Lewis. Some waterstaining to bottom of margins of vol. II. On India Paper According to Lowndes this is one of only two copies of this William Harvey illustrated edition of Milton on India paper.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You

      London: [Joseph Cundall for] Summerly's Home Treasury Office, 1843. Hand-colored lithographed card, triptych depicting a family gathered around a dinner table toasting the recipient in the center panel, the side panels showing scenes of Christmas charity. Addressed to "His old young friends Emma & Agnes" from the designer of the card, "J. C. Horsley, Xmasse 1843". (3 1/4 x 5 in.; 83 x 127 mm). Lightly soiled, creased across upper right corner, in custom cloth folding box. The First Christmas Card, Signed by the Artist "While Germany can claim credit for the custom of the Christmas tree, the prize for the first Christmas card goes to England" (Elliott, Inventing Christmas, p. 85). The first Christmas card, one of 20 or 21 known to exist. This card signed by its creator, artist John Calcott Horsley and dated 1843.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Art of Deer-Stalking [and:] Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing

      London: John Murray, 1843. First edition of Salmon Fishing; new edition of Deer-Stalking. Illustrated by engravings and lithographs after paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer and by the author, etc. 2 vols. 8vo. Publisher's full green morocco extra, a.e.g. Some rubbing to extremities, joints of Salmon Fishing tender. Each copy inscribed from the author to the publisher. Bookplate of Sir John Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave. Custom half morocco slipcase and cloth chemises. First edition of Salmon Fishing; new edition of Deer-Stalking. Illustrated by engravings and lithographs after paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer and by the author, etc. 2 vols. 8vo. Publisher's Copies, "from his very sincere friend, the Author". The two most celebrated Scottish sporting books of the early Victorian period, in an unparalleled association, inscribed from the author to his publisher, John Murray. With an inserted autograph letter, signed, from Scrope to Murray dated 3 November 1844, discussing Southey, as well as D'Israeli's Coningsby, which the author had just sent him. There is a highly interesting passage concerning Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort on their visit to Blair: "Her Majesty was very liberal to the domestics ... to one she gave 100 £ & to her Pony Leader 50 £. But the unfortunate Prince was obliged to return every day to eat his Luncheon with Her Majesty, a Tyrrany, which to any woman but a Queen, was quite sufficient to cause a Divorce, a royal Exchange I should say." Superb.

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        The Vicar of Wakefiled

      London: John Van Voorst, 1843. First edition thus. 32 illustrations by William Mulready. xv, [i], 306, [6, ads] pp. 8vo. Bound in full contemporary dark purple morocco, covers with triple fillet gilt border surrounding gilt dentelle tooling, spine in six compartmets, lettered in gilt, a.e.g., by Hayday. Fine, and a custom cloth box. Mulready, William. Mulready, William. First edition thus. 32 illustrations by William Mulready. xv, [i], 306, [6, ads] pp. 8vo. The Publisher's Copy. Publisher John Van Voorst's copy, with his booklabel - and according to his note on the flyleaf, a "Very superior copy, one of two selected by the Artist, Mulready, from the sheets. J.V.V." With an autograph note by Mulready tipped-in at the rear and two autograph letters - from Van Voorst to French statesman Edouard Drouyn de Lhyus offering the present volume, and a thank-you letter in return.

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        Emigration. North America and New South Wales. Copy of any report or reports made since the last presented to this House by the Emigration Agents of Canada, New Brunswick, and New South Wales to the Governors and Councils of those Colonies

      HMSO for the Colonial Office, London 1843 - Foolscap folio, iv, 158pp. (last blank), splendid red half morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt. Bounty immigrants bound for New South Wales. Invaluable historical resource, containing much information comparing the respective merits of emigration to British North America (Canada and New Brunswick) versus New South Wales.Pages 38-157 of the report contain good information on the 'Bounty Immigrants' - skilled men and their families sponsored to settle in Australia. This initiative was undertaken by the government of Britain to stem the flow of skilled labour to the Americas, then a cheaper (and in many respects more attractive) prospect to emigrants during the period from 1830 onwards. For example, a chart over two pages lists all the Bounty Immigrant vessels, the number of men, women and children disembarked in Sydney and Port Philip, and the various costs incurred by the State in facilitating the process. This volume is from the collection of Dr. Robert Edwards AO, in a characteristically fine binding typical of his collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Christmas Carol In Prose

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1843. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. With illustrations by John Leech. Octavo (162 x 101 mm). Bound by Riviere in blue full calf, raised bands, red and brown morocco label, ivy and mistletoe devices to compartments gilt, double frames to boards, facsimile autograph to front board and floral rolls to turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Hand-coloured etched frontispiece and 3 steel-engraved plates after Leech, wood-engravings within the text by W. J. Linton after Leech. Spine and edges of boards sunned, spine ends a touch rubbed, light off-setting from turn-ins, small nick and crease to fore margin of p.24. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first issue, with "Stave I" on the first page of text and all the first edition textual points.

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        Cromwell: A Prize Poem

      Oxford: J. Vincent,, 1843. Recited in the theatre, Oxford; June 28, 1843. Octavo. Near contemporary purple cloth, original wrappers bound in, label to spine lettered in manuscript. Boards slightly faded, tips rubbed, some loss to label, a little minor foxing to contents, skilfully reattached to spine. An excellent copy. First edition of the author's second separate publication, marking Arnold's receipt of the Newdigate Prize while at Balliol College. With the ownership signature of the philosopher Richard Congreve, then a student at Wadham College, Oxford, and a former pupil of Arnold's father at Rugby.

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