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        Seder Haggdah shel Pesach im tziyurim: asher kvar huva ledfus al yedey hamedakdek hatorani kvod harav Rabbi David Bar Mordechai Halevi, zikhrono livrakha: veata huva ledfus shenit al yedey kvod haRav Haim bar Sander [=Hyam Barnett], mokher sfarim: [etc.] Rabbi Yitzhak ben Akiva

      Printed, Published and Sold by H. [Hyam] Barnet = Haim bar Sander, 2, Duke¿s Place Aldgate, London 1843 - 20 leaves, 3 plates (of 4). A facsimile of the 4th plate is laid in. Some taped repairs. A few wine stains. Modern binding. Not in Yaari. Yudlov 862. The plates that come with this edition were originally made for an earlier larger publication, including more than the Passover Haggadah, with many more pages. So in the plates themselves there are references to page numbers that do not apply here. There is a reference, for example, to page 54 even though this publication of a stand-alone Passover Haggadah consists of only 20 leaves, which is 40 pages. This Hagada follows the Ashkenazic rite and includes a Yiddish translation for the piyutim Adir Hu, Ekhad Mi Yodea and Khad Gadya. In his Haggadah Thesaurus, Yudlov bases his entry for this edition on a copy at Florsheim collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        General Report of Geological Survey of Newfoundland, Executed under the Direction of the Government AndLegislature Of The Colony During the Year 1839 and 1840.

      London. JohnMurray. 1843. - 8vo, 22.5cm, first edition, 160,8p., ads., with 2 foldingpartially-coloured lithograph plates inc. the frontispiece, a diagram and(the often missing) large map of Newfoundland, in the original elabratedblind decorated green cloth, gilt spine titles, with the Armorialbookplate and signature of Henry W. Acland, [a British physician andeducator], some slight foxing, rare especially with the folding map whichis usually wanting, a fine copy, rare. (cgc) The first geological surveyof Newfoundland was undertaken by Joseph Beete Jukes in 1839-40. His taskwas most difficult as the interior of the British colony was virtuallyunknown and therefore uncharted, except for the single track of W. E.Cormack's crossing from Trinity Bay to St. George's Bay in 1822. His fullgeological report first appeared in London in 1842 as part of his"Excursions in and about Newfoundland". The map which accompanies thiswork is the first comprehensive map of the interior ofNewfoundland. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Plate XXVI Wolverine. Gulo Luscus, Lin (Linnaeus). The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Audubon J.J., Philadelphia 1843 - A Near Fine orginal hand-colored lithograph by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon. (1785-1851). Near Fine condition with a few light foxing spots at edge, not effecting the image. Rich original color, full margins. Imperial Folio (22 x 28 inches) framed to 33.75 x 29.25 inches. Archivally framed in Ecru pongee with goldleaf bevel and 2" gold leaf & burl Neoclassical frame by Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production. Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs. Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books has featured the monumental edition of Audubon's work since 1989. Near Fine Condition with rich original hand-coloring.

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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        St. Petersburgische Handels-Zeitung. Jahrgang 1843

      St. Petersburg, Buchdruckerei des Departements des auswärtigen Handels, 1843.. 522 S. Pappband d. Zt. 41 x 29,5 cm. Nicht im KVK. - Kompletter Jahrgang in 102 Ausgaben, erschien jeweils Samstag und Mittwochs. Mit Berichten zu allen Aspekten und Interessen des deutschen Kaufmanns in Russland: Statistiken zu Import und Export verschiedenster Güter, Ukase der Regierung, Bekanntmachungen der Departements der Finanz- und Handelsministeriums, Handelshäuser, Industrie, Bergbau, Seehandel, Havarien, Versteigerungstermine, Chancen mit dem Handel ausländischer Produkte etc. etc. - Das erste Blatt mit altem Stempel der Bibliothek des Rigaschen Börsen-Comité. Sehr gutes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        The Barnabys in America; or, Adventures of the Widow Wedded

      London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1843. First edition. Frontispiece in each volume and 6 plates by John Leech (vol. I frontis misbound at p. 99). [iv], 321, [1]; [ii], 312; [ii], 306 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in contemporary quarter green cloth and boards, paper labels, recased, wear to covers and spine labels, plates browned. Sadleir 3214; Wolff 6806

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        RHEIN. - Voyage pittoresque des bords du Rhin . et accompagné d'un texte eyplicatif.

      Bleuler, (1843)., Laufen, - 25 x 17 cm. 1 Bl., 104 S. Mit Aquatinta-Frontispiz und 27 Aquatintatafeln von Hürlimann, Himely, Salathe und Weber nach L. Bleuler und Federle. Lonchamp 3358; Schmitt 283: "Wie schon in Schreibers 'Ouvrage' liegen auch den hier enthaltenen Aquatinten Vorlagen des geschätzten Johann Ludwig Bleuler zugrunde. Der Text von Emil Zschokke ist, verglichen mit den Illustrationen, eher nebensächlich". - Mit malerischen und zumeist sehr hübsch staffagierten Ansichten von Bacharach, Baden-Baden, Basel, Bieberich, Bingen, Boppard, Breisach, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Kreuznach, Mainz, Mannheim, Oberwesel, Rüdesheim, Speyer, Straßburg, Wiesbaden, Worms etc. - Einband gebräunt und berieben. Ränder stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The First Ten Cantos of the Inferno of Dante Alighieri. Newly Translated into English Verse. (John Neal association copy)

      William D. Ticknor (privately printed), Boston 1843 - JOHN NEAL'S COPY, with his lightly-penciled annotations, OF THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF ANY PART OF DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY. 83 pp. + an engraved portrait frontispiece of Dante by D. G. Johnston. The translator, Thomas William Parsons (1819-1892), was a leading Boston dentist (!), poet, and intellectual. A contemporary (and acquaintance) of Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Emerson, Thoreau, and James Russell Lowell, this is his first published work. Although he was only in his early 20s when he composed this translation, he demonstrates a highly-developed poetic sensibility and the work has considerable literary merit (and doubtless played a role in encouraging Parsons' friend Longfellow to translate the entire Comedy a few decades later). Still, Dante was relatively unknown in America during the early 19th century, and so very few copies of this privately-printed edition were issued. This is AN OUTSTANDING ASSOCIATION COPY, with a presentation inscription from Parsons to JOHN NEAL, ESQ. Neal (1793-1876) was an intellectual who traveled in the same literary circles as Parsons. He is considered the first American author to use slang in his writing, and was an early proponent of women's rights (and a lawyer, boxer, and architect as well). Neal read this book carefully, as attested by several brief, lightly-penciled marginal annotations. Published by William Davis Ticknor (1810-1864), who went on to found Ticknor and Fields. Printed on fine wove paper. Large 8vo. BOUND IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH-BACKED BOARDS, WITH THE ORIGINAL PAPER SPINE LABEL INTACT. Some wear to extremities of binding, but structurally solid. INTERNALLY FINE AND BRIGHT. Colomb de Batines I, 269 (not mentioning the frontispiece portrait present here); BAL 15518 (with note that this work is cited without being seen). A truly exceptional copy of an important and extremely rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        Los españoles pintados por si mismos. 2 Tomos en un Volumen

      Boix, Madrid 1843 - plena piel rozada, en general buena conservación cortes pintados, numerosas ilustraciones grabadas, manchas del tiempo. . 951 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        Letters from Van Dieman's Land, written during four years imprisonment for political offences committed in Upper Canada

      Buffalo: A.W. Wilgus, 1843. Small octavo, frontispiece and folding map printed white-on-black; some browning (as usual with this paper stock), yet a very good copy in handsome full speckled calf with black and red labels. Firsthand account of Tasmanian convict life. Exile account by a conspicuous figure in the Canadian Patriotic Rebellion of 1837. Wait was condemned to be hanged, but the efforts of his wife procured a stay of execution, and he was finally one of the many Canadian rebels to be transported for life to Van Diemen's Land.His wife continued her heroic efforts on his behalf, and he escaped from Van Diemen's Land in a small boat; after many adventures he finally reached Grand Rapids, where his wife was living as a school teacher. She died soon after, worn out by her efforts to secure her husband's release.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Christmas Books Being; A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1843- 48., 1843. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 5 volumes. Small 8vo. All in the publisher's bright, original gilt decorated cloth, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. Christmas Carol with brownish pink colouring (Christmas Carol with 'Stave One' being the First Edition, Second Issue with yellow end papers), the rest in red cloth. Light browning, minor wear to covers and extremities, a little soiling to cloth, some chipping to head of professionally repaired spine on 'The Haunted Man', bookplate to 'Cricket on The Hearth', 'Battle of Life' usual later state (first state is effectively unobtainable). Ink ownership to title page of 'Christmas Carol.' Overall a very good, highly attractive set, housed in a tailor made felt lined slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Algérie historique, pittoresque et monumentale, ou Recueil de Vues, Costumes, et Portraits faits d'après Nature dans les Provinces d'Alger, Bone, Constantine et Oran Par Bour, Ol. Bro, Al. Genet, E. Flandin, Philippoteaux, Raffet &c. Avec le Texte descriptif par M. Berbrugger. 3 Vols in 5 Parts. (1: Province d'Alger - 2: Province d'Oran. - 3: Province de Bone. - 4: Province de Constantine. - 5: Races Algériennes, Monnaies, Flore d'Algérie.).

      Paris, J. Delahaye, 1843. Large folio. (58x42 cm.). Bound in 3 uniform contemp. hcalf. Covers with inlaid cloth with ornamentation in gold. Wear to spine ends. Spines rubbed. A repair to lower part of spine on volume one. Chromolithographed frontispiece. XIV,(4),80;(2),68;(4),20;(4),42;(4),21,18,(2) pp. and 2 lithographed maps, 127 lithographed and tinted plates (2 coloured) and 10 handcoloured lithographed plates of flowers. Textillustrations. Cul de lamps. All plates with tissue-guards. Some browning and spotting to many of the plates.. First, and only, edition of Berbrugger's monumental description of Algeria. The plates depicts city views, landscapes, costumes, scenes from daily life etc.Colas, 298. - Lipperheide, 1594. - Brunet I, 782

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Autograph Letter, signed, to Mr. H.H. Farley of Auburn, New York, giving his first-hand account of the SOMERVILLE EXPEDITION

      Galveston (Texas), 1843. 3 pp., on single folded sheet, doc. 4TO. Very good. Docketed in Borden's hand on first page: "Mr. S[am?] send his best respects". Borden's Eye Witness Account to the Somervell Expedition A letter rich in content from a prominent Texas pioneer. John P. Borden (1812-1891) was a prominent early Texas colonist and the brother of two other illustrious Texans -- Gail, Jr., and Thomas. John Borden was a veteran of the Texas Revolution who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto alongside Sam Houston, who chose Borden to be Texas' first Land Commissioner (1837-1840). Due to Borden's heroic efforts -- with a puny staff and almost no budget -- the Texas Land Office managed to acquire thousands of land documents from all over Texas; Borden later oversaw their controversial transfer from Houston to Austin. Borden also served in the Somerville expedition in 1842, and, as this vivid letter to an old friend shows, did not continue on the disastrous Mier expedition. He writes to an old friend from his native New York: "... Your letter of the 23rd Oct came to my hands but a few days since having lately returned from a tour of the Rio Grande some account of which you have no doubt seen in some of the public prints. The expedition consisted of about 700 men all mounted, some of course, on inferior horses under the command of Brig. Gen. Somervell. We left the Medina on the 25th Nov. - - entered Laredo on the 8th Dec took possession of the place without opposition - Staid [sic] there long enough to plunder it (contrary to orders) and then left for Guerrero, however there was a split or severance of about two hundred men who resolved to come home - pretended to be dissatisfied with the commander &c. The other party consisting of about 500 of us went on down to Guerrero which plan we took without opposition -- after making a requisition of some provisions saddles & blankets we recrossed the Rio Grande where we we remained for two days -- during this time a large proportion of the men determined that they would follow Gen Somerville no longer but would choose to commandeer and take down MIER and other places that they had done nothing yet -- and they had no notion to return home. Our prudent Genl marched all of the obedient officers and soldiers for homes. The other party went on and the result was I presume as you have seen publicly -- a total defeat. So much for that [underlined] affair ..." Borden continues: "My tour of the Rio Grande though at a time of the year when the weather was inclement, did not impair my health ... the expedition was badly conducted, and has resulted badly, still I feel that it was not a wild goose chase ... I left Galveston on the 26th Sept at the time when it was believed that Gen. [Adrian] Woll was marching into our country with a considerable force. Before I reached the seat of war, the enemy had fled ..." Borden speaks of current relations with Mexico ("I have no fear of a regular invasion this coming spring"), and turns to personal matters, sending news of friends from the land office: Henry Raglin, his successor as Commissioner ("in Mississippi ... doing nothing"); William Sandusky, land surveyor and mapmaker ("He married Miss McKnight"). Borden also writes of the transfer of the documents to Austin: "... I allude to the late effort of the President [Houston} to remove the archives of the General Land Office while Congress was in session, without the sanction of the law. This act has been severely commented upon & censured by both friends & foes alike ...".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Palæographia Sacra Pictoria; being a Series of Illustrations of the Ancient Versions of the Bible, copied from Illuminated Manuscripts, Executed between the Fourth and Sixteenth Centuries

      London: William Smith, 1843-1845., 1843. Firs Edition. Folio. Illustrated with 50 chromolithograph plates sometimes highlighted in gold or silver. Bound in recent half brown morocco with gilt titles and gilt to spine, marbled boards, top edge gilt. Odd, very occasional brown spot. Near fine. Later reprinted by Bohn in 1849.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        La Russie en 1839. Tome I a 4. Relies en 2 vols.

      Bruxelles, Wouters et Cie, 1843,. gr. in-8vo, 222 p. / 212 p., de la Bibliotheque de Charles de Constant, avec ces initiales en bas du dos. reliure demi-cuir rouge, dos richement orne, bel exemplaire.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Frygt og Bæven.Dialektisk Lyrik af Johannes de silentio.

      Kjøbenhavn 1843. 8vo. Samtidig damskert helshirtingbind. VIII, 135, (1) s.. Små slitasjer ved kapitélene. Noen solstriper

      [Bookseller: Damms Antikvariat]
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        [The Christmas books:] A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1843?-8. 5 volumes, small octavo (159 × 99 mm). Bound by Bayntun in crushed red morocco, raised bands, titles and leaf tooling to compartments gilt, single gilt frames to boards, gilt edges, marbled endpapers and turn-ins richly gilt. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. All volumes with the original cloth bound in at the end. Christmas Carol with the original green endpapers bound in at the end. Christmas Carol with hand-coloured frontispiece, 3 full-page hand-coloured plates, illustrations in the text; other titles with frontispiece, engraved title, and illustrations in the text. A few light scuff marks to boards. Minor worm damage to head of rear joint of Cricket on the Heath. An excellent set. First editions of Dickens's famous sequence of annual Christmas books. First edition, first issue of A Christmas Carol, with the 1843 title page printed in blue and red, the title verso printed in blue, and the heading on page [1] in the first state, reading Stave I; The Battle of Life first edition, fourth issue as usual.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Urkundenbuch der Stadt Lübeck 4 Bände (1. Abteilung 1, 2.2, 2.2, 3)

      . Friedr. Asschenfeldt Lübeck 1843, 1858, 1858 und 1871; Band I 1. Abt.71 S. Vorrede und chronologisches Verzeichniss der Urkunden,764 S. Text und Subskribentenliste, Band I 1. Abt. Zweiter Theil Erste Hälfte 600 S., Band I 1. Abt. Zweiter Theil Zweite Hälfte 598 S. (zusammen mit der ersten Hälfte 1196 S.) und 3 Tafeln mit Siegelabbildungen, Band I 1. Abt. Dritter Theil 923 S. mit geographischem und Personenregister, enthält die abgedruckten Urkunden von 1159 bis 1370, alle drei Bände in schönen einheitlichen Halbledereinbänden, alter gelöschter Stempel in allen 4 Bänden, im letzten Band ein Exlibris "Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Alterthumskunde der Ostseeprovinzen Russlands in Riga", sehr gut erhalten, selten. Die Versandkostenpauschale beträgt unabhängig der Menge 6 EUR bis 30 kg nach Deutschland und 12 EUR innerhalb der EU-Länder!

      [Bookseller: Windau Antiquariat]
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        BADENWEILER. "Badenweiler und seine Umgebungen von Dr. Wever". Folge von 6 Ansichten: Gesamtansicht von Süd-West, im Vordergrund Heuernte; Gesamtansicht von Norden; Ansicht von der Sophienruhe; Ansicht im Jahre 1600; Die Römischen Bäder und die Burg; Der Schmelzofen in Oberweiler.

      - 6 Blatt Lithographien auf China von F.X. Rixinger nach M. de Ring, 1843, je ca. 14,5 x 20,5 cm (im lithogr. Originalumschlag). Schefold 21161 a -e, 21248, 21252. - Aus "Badenweiler und seine Umgebungen" von Dr. Wever. Der zweifarbige, lithographierte Originalumschlag mit Ansicht der Burgruine. Tadellos erhalten! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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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 Marees (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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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Köln, 3. II. 1843. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Daß nicht die Execution / Auf Dein Geheiß mich dränge! / Hier ist das Buch, hier ist es schon / Im goldigen Gepränge! / Und hegst Du dennoch stillen Groll / Und lüstet's Dich zu schelten - / Ich stehe stumm und reuevoll, / So laß es mich entgelten". - Nikolaus Becker war nach seinem Studium der Rechte Auskultator am Kölner Landgericht und nahm 1840 eine Gerichtsschreiberstelle in Geilenkirchen an. "Unter dem Einfluß der deutsch-französischen Spannungen schrieb er 1840 sein Gedicht 'Sie sollen ihn nicht haben, den freien deutschen Rhein', das ihm Ehrengaben des preußischen und bayerischen Königs einbrachte" (DBE) und das mehr als 200 Mal vertont wurde. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit kleinen Randläsuren sowie zwei kleinen Papierdurchbrüchen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Battle of Life; Cricket on the Hearth; The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain.

      Chapman and Hall 1843-48., London - First editions, first issues of all five of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books. Octavo, original cloth, 5 volumes. A Christmas Carol, in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas is first state binding ("D" intact, 14mm margin), half-title printed in blue, title-page printed in red and blue, verso printed in blue, hand-colored etched frontispiece and three hand-colored etched plates by John Leech, four wood-engravings in-text by W.J. Linton after Leech, 2pp. publisher's advertisements at the end. First edition, second impression per Smith, first impression, first issue per Todd YB43c (yellow endpapers, blue and red title-page, 1843 date, Stave One, remainder of text unrevised per Todd, also all per Scott save p.21, ln. 22, see supplement Table I Scott), one of three combinations that per Todd do not recur in the later issue, order 2 per Todd (no priority, outer b1 inner a1), sewers' mark "12" and line to verso of ad leaf and recto rear endpaper, and with one of five points noted in VanderPoel (space between sentences p.127, ln. 22, is 4mm). Very light wear to the cloth, otherwise fine. The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year yellow endpapers, a.e.g., advertisement, half-title, engraved frontispiece and first state vignette title page. First edition, first issue, with internal flaws per Smith (save "h" p.166, some copies). In near fine condition. The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home yellow endpapers, a.e.g., half-title, frontispiece and vignette title page, first state ad leaf. First edition, first issue, with internal flaws (save p.iv and 79). Front inner hinge cracked; manuscript inscription to title page. The Battle of Life. A Love Story has yellow endpapers, a.e.g., half-title, advertisements, frontispiece and second state vignette title page [Todd C2, Eckel 2]. First edition, with four internal flaws per Smith. In near fine condition. The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. 12mo, original red cloth, yellow endpapers, a.e.g., advertisements, frontispiece and vignette title page. First edition, with internal flaws noted per Smith (save pp.iv and 122, some copies). In near fine condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An exceptional set, uncommon in this condition. A Christmas Carol "may readily be called the Bible of Christmas It was issued about ten days before Christmas, 1843, and 6000 copies were sold on the first day the number of reprintings have been so many that all attempts at the figures have been futile. Altogether 24 editions were issued in the original format" (Eckel, 110). "It was a work written at the height of Dickens' great powers, which would add to his considerable fame, bring a new work to the English language, increase the festivities at Christmastime, and contain his most eloquent protest at the condition of the poor" (John Mortimer). "Suddenly conceived and written within a few weeks, [A Christmas Carol] was the first of Dickens' Christmas books (a new literary genre thus created incidentally) it was an extraordinary achievement—the one great Christmas myth of modern literature." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        "Das Innere des Colosseums zu Rom".

      . Feder und Pinsel in Grau, grau laviert, über Bleistiftskizze, auf Velin, im Unterrand betitelt, rechts unten signiert "Arthur Blaschnik fec.". 22,7:28,5 cm. Zwei kleine Fehlstellen im linken Rand ergänzt, rechte obere Ecke angesetzt, zwei Knickfalten geglättet.. 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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        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.

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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.

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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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