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        Raccolta di decorazioni interne che comprende quanto si riferisce all'addobbamento. Riveduta la traduzione da Francesco Lazzari. con notevoli giunte di Giuseppe Borsato.

      coi tipi di Giuseppe Antonelli,, Venezia, 1843 - 2 voll. in-folio (490x320mm), di cui il primo di testo, constante di pp. 177 (testo originale francese e traduzione italiana a fronte), ed il secondo di tavole, in legatura coeva in m. pelle marrone con titolo e fregi dorati ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati. 72 tavv. finemente incise in rame con raffiurazioni di mobili e suppellettili "come vasi, tripodi, candelabri, vasi per profumi, lumiere, candelieri a braccia e semplici, cammini e loro fornimenti, stufe, orologi a pendolo, tavole, scrivanie, letti, canapè, sedie a bracciuoli e semplici, sgabelli, specchiere, para-fuochi, ecc. ecc.". Mancano le 48 tavv. di aggiunta di decorazioni, suppellettili ed altri oggetti d'ornamento di Giuseppe Brusato. Doppio frontespizio, francese e italiano, con vignette incise su rame con raffigurazioni di medaglie conferite all'Antonelli per la sua attività tipografica. Cuffie anticamente restaurate. Una piega ad una carta, qualche leggera brunitura, ma, nel complesso, ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione italiana del Recueil de décorations intérieures (1812), fondamentale repertorio sulla decorazione d'interno che concorse in modo decisivo alla codificazione e alla diffusione in Europa dello Stile Impero, in parte inventato dagli stessi Percier e Fontaine, architetti ufficiali di Napoleone. "Sono 72 tavole piene d'ogni sorta di elegantissimi disegni, presi dall'antico, e accozzati con un gusto infinito, eseguiti con tutta la precisione, e accompagnati da spiegazioni in un testo ben succinto, e ben chiaro: opera utile ad ogni ramo delle Arti" (Cicognara). Percier e Fontaine, autentici Dioscuri del Neoclassicismo prima e dell'Impero poi, attivi insieme dal 1789, furono gli architetti del Louvre e delle Tuileries (1804-'48), progettarono l'Arc de Triomphe du Carousel (1806) e lavorarono a Versailles e a Fontainebleau (Fontaine fu anche architetto in proprio, progettando la cappella alla memoria di Luigi XVI a Parigi e l'Hôtel Dieu di Pontoise). "Ces deux dessinateurs précis, purs et pleins de goût, firent dans leur art une révolution analogue à celle que David opéra dans la peinture" (Hoefer, Nouvelle Biographie Générale). Cicognara, 605. Venezia nell'età di Canova, 193. Cfr. Brunet, IV, col. 489. Graesse, V, p. 197. Berlin Katalog, 4055. Fowler, p. 201. Fleming & Honour, Dictionary of the Decorative Arts, p. 300. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Neue vollständige Anleitung zur Behandlung, Benutzung und Schätzung der Forsten. Ein Handbuch für Forstbesitzer und Forstbeamte.

      Berlin, Veit 1843-55;. Verschiedene Auflagen; 5 Bände; 243, 501, 415, 420, 437 Seiten; HLdr d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung (Name und Inventarnummer auf Vorsatz; gute, dekorative Reihe); Verschiedene Auflagen;. Im einzelnen: Band 1: Literatur-Nachweisung. Kritisches Repertorium der Forstwirthschaft und ihrer Hülfswissenschaften. 2. Aufl. 1855; Band 2: Holzkenntnis und Holzerziehung. Das forstliche Verhalten der deutschen Waldbäume und ihre Erziehung. 3. Aufl. 1854; 3. Band: Forstschutz und Forstpolizeilehre, im Anhange die Nachweisung der preußischen Forstpolizeigesetze. 2. Aufl. 1845; 4. Band: Forstbenutzung und Forsttechnologie. 2. Aufl. 1845; 5. Band: Die Forsttaxation in ihrem ganzen Umfange. 2. Aufl. 1843. SEHR SELTEN IN DIESER VOLLSTÄNDIGKEIT!

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        [Maberly, Samuel Edward] Aliquis (pseud.)

      . London: Tilt and Bogue, 1843. 1 sheet : col. ill. ; 8.5 x 184 cm. folded to 8.5 x 24 cm. Sympathetic light restoration to splits in the paper, reattaching the panorama strips. Circular stain on upper cover (water glass?), internally fresh and clean with bright vibrant coloring. Hand colored continuous strip-etching illustrating the nursery rhyme.Preserved inside and affixed to an oblong pictorial folder with the verse printed in English and French on upper cover; inside are additional translations of the nursery rhyme in Hebrew, Latin, Welsh, Greek, German, and Italian. Abbey, Life in England, 559 (variant with only four translations on verso of front cover). A rare ephemeral piece, no copy recorded at auction, no copy (8/09) listed on line. COPAC notes 5 copies in the UK: a facsimile was issued in 1993 which makes locating US copies tricky but Cotsen records a copy at Princeton.

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        (1.:) Geschichte der helvetischen Republik vor ihrer Gründung (...) (2.:) Geschichte der Eidgenossenschaft während der Herrschaft der Vermittlungsakte. (3.:) Geschichte der Eidgenossenschaft während der sogenannten Restaurationsepoche. (4.:) Geschichte der Eidgenossenschaft während der Zeit des sogeheissenen Fortschrittes.

      Bern u. Zürich, Chr. Fischer, u.Stämpfli u. Friedrich Schulthess u. J. Körber, 1843-1858.. 3 Bde.; 2 Bde.; 3 Bde.; 3 Bde. 8°. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenschildern (teilw. stärker bestossen).. HBLS 6, 791, 30. - Barth 5013. - Sammlung von 4 apart erschienenen Werken in jeweils erster Ausgabe. Johann Anton Tillier (1792-1854) Jurist, Regierungsrat, Landammann u. Nationalrat, wurde hauptsächlich durch seine Geschichtswerke bekannt. - Mit 4 (stellenweise getilgten) Exlibris, 4 kl. Nummernschildern sowie Namenszügen von alter Hand auf u. verso fl. Vorsätzen. 2 Werke in Format u. marmoriertem Einband gering abweichend.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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      No date but c.1843-44. - Pen and sepia ink wash drawing on paper, 4.25 x 7.25 inches, laid on to card, mounted, framed in reeded half-round gilt and glazed, overall 11.5 x 14 inches. Extracted from an album of sketches by Henry Moses dated 1843-1844. It depicts a channel packet, flags at mastheads, peaks and stern, leaving Folkestone Harbour and passing the head of the South Quay. The vessel is two-masted with fore-and-aft sails, here furled, sporting an early, upright funnel with a decorative cap. An awning is stretched from the mainmast to the taffrail for the benefit of the passengers. The quay head, with its mast and crow's nest, sits solidly atop a foundation of huge rocks and a number of watchers study the outgoing ship with some interest, particularly as it appears that a passenger is performing a jig on the paddlebox. Some light browning follows some of the principal pen strokes without detracting from the execution. Henry Moses, 1782-1870, was highly regarded as a draughtsman and engraver and was known for, among many other works, several series of views of shipping, and a few coastal views. It is not clear how his marine interest developed but he used outline engraving to great effect in capturing maritime life and activities in his Sketches of Shipping (1824), where accurately drawn ships are set in suitable port landscapes. Similarly his Picturesque Views of Ramsgate (1817) includes busily populated images of ships in harbour. Prior to the arrival of the railway at Folkestone there had, for some long time, been an intermittent service of sailing ships and small steamers plying to Boulogne. The South Eastern Railway then made arrangements with the New Commercial Steam Packet Company that, when the line was opened, there should be a regular steamer service to connect with the trains. [Rixon Bucknall] The SER reached Folkestone in December 1843 and, having acquired Folkestone Harbour, opened Folkestone East station to serve the burgeoning cross-channel traffic. The packet service between Folkestone and Boulogne had commenced on the first of August 1843 and the inaugural crossing, from Boulogne to Folkestone, was made by the paddle-steamer 'City of Boulogne', built in 1838. She arrived at Folkestone at 12.30 p.m., tricolour and Union flags flying from her mastheads, and carrying numerous influential guests to attend a banquet given by the Mayor of Folkestone and the railway company. At about the same time the 'William Wallace' left for Boulogne; later in the day 'Emerald' arrived from Boulogne with 142 passengers and officials. This drawing is beautifully executed and highly detailed - the wash achieving great depth - and reflects the crispness and clarity of his engravings. This is one of two similar drawings purchased by us; this showing the arrival of a ship at Folkestone and the other the departure from the same. Given Moses' skill and knowledge of shipping it can be said, considering differences between the two drawings, that the two vessels are not one and the same, coming and going. It is also reasonable to infer that the occasion of the inauguration of the regular packet service would be of sufficient interest to Moses that he would record the event. Thus, this may be a record of the departure of 'William Wallace' or, perhaps, 'Emerald' on 1st August 1843. Our researches have found no known depictions of the occasion.

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        On Quaternions; or on a new System of Imaginaries in Algebra" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Volume 25, 3rd Series, no. 163, 166 & 169, 1844

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of William Hamilton's seminal On Quaternions, "a turning point in the development of mathematics" and one that "made possible the creation of the general theory of relativity" (Pickering, PMM 334). "On of the most imaginative mathematicians of the nineteenth century, Hamilton was considered by many the equivalent in intellect to Newton; his math changed the course of modern science" (Hankins, Sir William Rowan Hamilton, xv). Hamilton's first 3 papers on quaternions are included.& & "Hamilton's discovery that a consistent and useful system of algebra could be constructed without obeisance to the commutative law of multiplication was comparable in importance to the invention of non-Euclidean geometry. Quaternions led to vector analysis...which has become of the greatest importance in mathematical physics and was developed by Riemann and Christoffel into tensor analysis. This then made possible the cretaion of the general theory of relativity" (ibid). & & Hamilton was searching for an extension of the complex number system to use in geometric optics; instead, he discovered hyper-complex numbers consisting of 4 components. In short, quaternions are 4 dimensional numbers. & & "The most important change in the concept of 'number'...came after Hamilton's discovery in 1843 of a completely new number system. Hamilton had noticed that coordinatizing the plane using complex numbers (rather than simply using pairs of real numbers) vastly simplified plane geometry. He set out to find a similar way to parametrize three-dimensional space. This turned out to be impossible, but led Hamilton to a four-dimensional system, which he called the quaternions. These behaved much like numbers with one crucial difference: multiplication was not commutative, that is, if q and q' are quaternions, qq' and q' q are usually not the same. & & "The quaternions were the first system of hypercomplex numbers, and their appearance generated lots of new questions. Were there other such systems? What counts as a number system? If certain 'numbers' can fail to satisfy the commutative law, can we make numbers that break other rules? & & "In the long run, this intellectual ferment led mathematicians to let go of the vague notion of 'number' or 'quantity' and to hold on, instead, to the more formal notion of an algebraic structure. Each of the number systems, in the end, is simply a set of entities on which we can do operations. What makes them interesting is that we can use them to parametrize, or coordinatize, systems that interest us. The whole numbers, for example, formalize the notion of counting, while the real numbers parametrize the line and serve as the basis for geometry" (Gowers, Princeton Companion to Mathematics, 81).& & Since the late 20th century, quaternions have been widely employed...Quaternions are used in computer graphics, computer vision, robotics, control theory, signal processing, altitude control, physics, bioinformatics, molecular dynamics, computer simulation and orbital mechanics. Due to their speed, compactness, and reliability, it is common for spacecrafts to be commanded [by] quaternions" (Pickover, 232). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). Complete. [viii], 522, [4]. In-text illustrations throughout. Hamiltons papers: pp. 10-14; 241-246; 489-495. Ex-libris bearing a rather handsome early paper label on the spine and a discreet stamp on the title page. Solidly and tightly bound in three quarter brown calf over marbled paper boards. Some scuffing and rubbing at the edge tips and along the spine. Gilt-ruled and lettered at the spine. Very slight age toning within; largely clean and bright. Very good condition.

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        Fine large bust-length portrait lithograph by Zephirin Belliard (1798- ?1857)

      Paris Lith. de Gregoire et Deneux [1843-1851]. The composer is depicted in formal dress holding a quill pen poised over a leaf of blank music manuscript paper. "F. Halevy" printed to foot of image. 292 x 355 mm. Minor browning to edges. A fine impression on wove paper with large margins.. Published in the series "Celebrites contemporaines." A French composer, teacher and writer on music, Halevy was a pupil of both Cherubini and Mehul. His pupils at the Conservatoire included Gounod, Bizet, Lecocq and Saint-Saens. Of Jewish parentage, his first serious grand opera, La Juive, became the greatest success of his career.

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        Handbuch der homöopathischen Arzneimittellehre / Systematisch-alphabetisches Repertorium der gesammten homöopathischen Arzneimittellehre. 3 Bände. So komplett.

      Leipzig, Schumann / Weigel, 1843 / 1847,. Erste Auflage, groß 8°, goldgeprägtes Halblederbände der Zeit, LXX, 1010, 1570, 944 Seiten.. Ausführliche und zuverlässige Arzneimittellehre in der Original-Ausgabe mit dem meist fehlenden Repertoriumsband. Papierbedingt leicht fleckig. Ein Rückendeckel etwas gewölbt. Sehr schönes Exemplar in späteren Halblederbänden.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Doris und Klaus Reinhold GbR]
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        Entrance to the Gran Canal - A festa night

      Venezia 1843 - Suggestiva veduta notturna del Canal Grande, con imbarcazioni illuminate mm 285x441

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        Church Slavonic Psalter of the Prophet and King David in Romanian Cyrillic. 1843

      1843 - The Psalter of the Prophet and King David in Moldovan/Romanian language written in a Romanian Cyrillic alphabet. Folio, 1843, full leather over boards (missing claps). Complete copy. [I-XI introduction]; [XII-frontispiece]; 400 pages (200 numbered leaves). A very good complete copy, some candle light spotting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. 2 Volume Set

      Harper & brothers 1843 - 2 Volumes. ix, 424p; vii, 474p., frontis (1 double) ill., pl.(part double), map, plans 24 cm. Bound in publisher's black cloth. Gilt lettering on spines. Gilt tooling on spines and front covers. Good binding and covers. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Minimal shelfwear. Clean, unmarked pages. Foxing to blank prelims. Scattered foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A selection from Lake Price's Exteriors and Interiors in Venice-The Campo San Salvadore and the Merceria

      Joseph Nash, 1843. A COLORFUL AND EXUBERANT DRAWING OF VENICE BY JOSEPH NASH Lithography and original drawing by Joseph Nash lithograph brushed with body color Sheet size: 21 3/8" x 14 1/4" this lithograph is a remarkable representative of the distinguished oeuvre of Joseph Nash and a wonderful encapsulation of the beauties of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Venice. Originally published in Lake Price's Exteriors and Interiors in Venice, Nash's superb drawing combine architectural fidelity with historical romanticism. Though executed in the nineteenth century, many of the lithographs constitute idealized renderings of eighteenth-century activities. Indeed, several of Nash's works celebrate the daily happenings of the local nobility, while others relish in the humble loveliness of Venetian street life. The images of Venetian churches, however, are some of the most spectacular that Nash ever produced. Venice was an important stop on the so-called Grand Tour, a popular pursuit among European noblemen from 1660 to the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Participants would spend months or even years "completing" their educations by learning about the politics, culture, and art of neighboring lands. Italy was one of the primary destinations of the Grand Tour because of its ancient art and culture. The British, in particular, were lured to Italy by their admiration of antiquity and their desire to see firsthand such monuments of ancient civilization as the Coliseum in Rome, and such wonders of nature as the volcanic eruptions of Mount Vesuvius near Naples. Venice was held in particular esteem, however, because it was considered medieval Europe's "Gateway to the East," and for eighteenth- and nineteenth-century travelers it retained an exotic character. Not only that, some of the greatest view painters and engravers of the eighteenth century (Canaletto, Piranesi) came from Venice and the surrounding area. In their works they capture the splendor and excitement of Venetian ceremonies and the peculiar quality of light that reflected off of the city's many canals. Nash was born in Great Marlow, England, and early in life demonstrated an interest in art. He studied with A. Pugin, and in 1830 began to practice lithography. In the early part of his career, Nash concentrated on illustrative work and genre scenes as well as picturesque architectural subjects. His most famous work is a set of illustrations he produced for Sir D. Wilkie's Oriental Sketches (1846). After suffering an attack of "brain fever" in 1854, the quality of Nash's artistic output declined precipitously. He died in Baywater in 1878.. Book.

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        Practical Hints on Colour in Painting

      London: John Carpenter, 1843. Quarto, eight handcoloured engraved plates; a very good copy in original cloth-backed boards, paper titling label on front board. Fifth edition of this beautifully-produced but practical guide to colour in painting, which uses works by old masters such as Titian, Van Dyck and Rubens as a guide.

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      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1843-48. First edition of each of his Christmas books in the original cloth. A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1843): second issue with "Stave One" p.1, yellow endpapers, title page in blue and red. In Todd's earliest state of the binding. Fading to area near lower, rear board, otherwise a near fine copy with only the barest wear. THE CHIMES (1845): second state of the engraved title page; in the correct, first binding. Near fine with light wear to spine ends and corners, including a tiny inconspicuous tear to back spine tip. THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH (1846): second state of the advertising leaf for Oliver Twist; in the correct, first binding. Shallow chip to top rear corner of spine, which is a little darkened, otherwise very good. THE BATTLE OF LIFE (1846): fourth state of the vignette title page, as is common; in the variant binding with "by" on front and spine in plain letters (vs. "vine-y"). Cloth splitting at rear hinge and narrow chip near base of spine, otherwise would be about very good. THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST BARGAIN (1848): light wear to spine ends and corners, faint stain to base of front board, ownership inscription on pastedown, otherwise very good. OVERALL AN ATTRACTIVE SET, remarkably clean and, with the exception of the fifth volume, free from ownership names and inscriptions. Housed in a leather-backed, custom, clamshell case, which is beginning to split but still holding and otherwise quite attractive.

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        Life in Mexico

      First Edition of \"Life In Mexico\" In Original ClothBARCA, Frances Calderon de la . Life in Mexico. During a Residence of Two Years in That Country... Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843.First edition. Two quarto volumes. Original full blue-green cloth, decoratively blindstamped on covers, gilt-stamped on spines. Spines sunned with a bit of wear to head and tailcaps. Overall, very good.HBS 66993.$850

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      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1843. 2vol. 1vol, 367Pag+1h. 2vol, 458Pag+2h. 20x12. Dificil en comercio. Ref 8.6 Biblioteca A.

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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 works, small octavo (161 × 100 mm). Uniformly bound about the turn of the century in pale tan polished calf, dark red morocco labels, spines gilt, sides with triple gilt fillet outer borders, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Christmas Carol with hand-coloured frontispiece, 3 full-page hand-coloured plates, illustrations within the text; other titles with frontispiece and engraved title, illustrations in the text. Christmas Carol bound without the half-title. Spines slightly rubbed and darkened, a few marks to sides, a very good set. First editions of Dickens's famous sequence of annual Christmas books. A Christmas Carol has 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.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura Firmado por el Autor(es). Barcelona. 1843. 1h+265Pag+1h. 18X12. Bella Obra del Gran Medico de Mataro, firmado puno y letra por el autor. Ref 9.7 Biblioteca A. N° de ref. de la libreria ABE-12353133347

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        An Act to amend the Law affecting transported Convicts with respect to Pardons and Tickets of Leave. (Cap. VII)

      George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, London 1843 - Printed bifolium, [109]-111, last blank, armorial letterhead, fine. An important Act defining the rights of convicts to property earned through their own labour. The penal system in Australia had long incorporated the Ticket-of-Leave system wherein convicts were granted the right to work for wages and so 'employ themselves for their own benefit'. The Act begins by limiting the powers of the Governor or Lieutenant-Governor (as in the case of Van Diemen's Land) to issue absolute or conditional pardons to transported felons. Remission of any sentence of transportation must henceforth be submitted to the Secretary of State for approval on behalf of the Crown. This legislation significantly reduced the power and autonomy of the Governor as final and independent arbiter of the destiny of convicts under his control. The third clause consolidates the law regarding the private property of convicts. Given that Ticket-of-Leave holders can acquire personal property, it is to be protected under the full power of the law 'notwithstanding his or her Conviction of Felony'. Thus the inalienable law of private property is formally extended to convicts who have legally acquired it. Interestingly, this clause defends the right of convicts in protecting their property if challenged in court on the basis of their past felonies. Notwithstanding, the system remains contingent upon good behaviour, for if the Ticket-of-Leave is revoked 'all property so acquired by any such Felon shall vest absolutely in Her Majesty, and shall be disposed of at the discretion of the Governor or Lieutenant Governor?' It is significant that property so defined in the Act excludes land (aside from a lease or tenancy agreement). Ownership of land was prohibited until any convict had received their pardon.

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        S.t Mark's Church and the Piazzetta

      Venezia 1843 - mm 293x420

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        Original woodblock illustrated poster for Wombwell's Royal Menagerie

      London: printed by J.W. Peel, circa, 1843. Large poster, 750 x 253 mm., assorted letterpress with bold woodblock illustrations; folded with a touch of peripheral wear, neat restoration, but a remarkably well preserved example. The famous Wombwell's menagerie. An attractive survival from the golden age of Victorian travelling shows: a poster from Wombwell's travelling menagerie featuring striking woodblock prints of exotic animals including a kangaroo, zebra, rhinoceros, leopard and an elephant. George Wombwell 1777-1850 was one of the most successful travelling zoological exhibitors of Victorian England. Separating fact from fiction surrounding Wombwell's life is difficult, a task compounded by his ceaseless self-promotion and aggrandisement. Like many showmen of the era, Wombwell fraternised with a broad cross section of society, from tavern drunks to the Royal family. Indeed, he is credited with advising Prince Albert on the wellbeing of the Royal hounds. We do know that Wombwell was successful. A shoemaker by trade, Wombwell moved to London in the early nineteenth century. His first foray was the purchase two boa constrictors from a vessel newly arrived from Rio de Janeiro for the then considerable sum of £75. Nonetheless, he soon made a handsome profit displaying the fearsome snakes at local taverns. From this humble beginning, Wombwell built one of the largest travelling animal displays of the early Victorian era. Word spread amongst sailors and travellers that he paid ready money for live animals, and Wombwell personally met incoming ships from Australia, Africa and South America to purchase specimens for the show. By 1839 the menagerie exceeded a dozen wagons and was supplemented by a brass band. Wombwell tried his hand at breeding animals, and was the first to successfully rear a lion in England. Travelling menageries were an important medium of popular education and they certainly attracted huge crowds who gained an opportunity to witness exotic animals such as the kangaroo firsthand. Given the relatively recent discovery of Australia, marsupials and similar animals continued to excite widespread curiosity. By virtue of their ephemeral nature posters such as this example rarely survive. This copy has been carefully preserved, and bears two manuscript notes to the margins reading "Hull Fair, 1843" and "Mr. Wombwell attended Bartholomew fair many years

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        Equestrian Exercises for Ladies and Gentlemen

      A.K.Newman & Co., . 1843 - First and only edition 1843. 45 plates by Adams, light spotting or soiling throughout, one plate with marginal water stain (margin only), original pictorial brown cloth, gilt, lower cover a little stained, rebacked, oblong 4to. Rare, not listed on COPAC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Warrant for the transfer of five convicts from Norfolk Gaol to Millbank Prison prior to transportation

      Norwich & London: 8 November, 1843. Bifolium sheet, the first two pages comprising letterpress, the remainder blank, manuscript notations in two hands; well preserved with old folds. To Tasmania, 'free from any putrid or infectious distemper'. Original warrant confirming the transfer of five convicts to Millbank Prison from Norfolk jail as a prelude to transportation. The warrant is signed and dated, with manuscript details of six named convicts. The warrant authorises movement of the convicts only after they had been examined by a Medical Officer and declared 'free from any putrid or infectious distemper'. The convicts named are Robert Lincoln (alias Thomas Dove), Ellis Love, Joseph Wickham, William Chapman, Jason Howes and another man surnamed Cann (although the truncated first name is not recognisable). A manuscript note at conclusion of the warrant states 'Received into the Millbank Prison this 8th day of Nov. 1843 the Convicts named in the margin of the foregoing warrant. For the Governor Sam. Hatchard.' The document was issued at a time of increased transportation. Due to the social upheaval brought by the Industrial Revolution, crime and rates of conviction reached unprecedented levels by the early 1840's. A spike in the transportation of felons, especially to Van Diemen's Land, was a direct consequence. Such was the fate of Ellis Love, one of the convict listed in this warrant who was shipped to Van Diemen's Land aboard the transport Equestrian in January 1844 to complete a ten year sentence.

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        Pictorial Humpty Dumpty. Aliquis fecit. [The story of Humpty Dumpty in pictures, with versions of the rhyme in French, Hebrew, Greek, Latin and German.]

      London: Tilt and Bogue, 1843. 1 sheet : col. ill. ; 8.5 x 184 cm. folded to 8.5 x 24 cm. Sympathetic light restoration to splits in the paper, reattaching the panorama strips. Circular stain on upper cover (water glass?), internally fresh and clean with bright vibrant coloring. Hand colored continuous strip-etching illustrating the nursery rhyme.& Preserved inside and affixed to an oblong pictorial folder with the verse printed in English and French on upper cover; inside are additional translations of the nursery rhyme in Hebrew, Latin, Welsh, Greek, German, and Italian. Abbey, Life in England, 559 (variant with only four translations on verso of front cover). A rare ephemeral piece, no copy recorded at auction, no copy (8/09) listed on line. COPAC notes 5 copies in the UK: a facsimile was issued in 1993 which makes locating US copies tricky but Cotsen records a copy at Princeton.

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        Reports of the Special Assistant Poor Law Commissioners on the Employment of Women and Children in Agriculture

      London: W Clowes and Sons, 1843 First Edition. A very good copy. 8vo.,.Nicholls was one of the principal architects of the administration of the Poor Law. The report offered here was overseen by him immediately upon his return from a difficult stay in Ireland where he was responsible for changing the old system of poor relief by enforcing the regulations of the 1834 act. The report on the employment of women and children in agriculture is based on the reality of rural labor in four counties in the England. It is a landmark in social history of the period.

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        Letters from Van Dieman's Land, written during four years imprisonment for political offences committed in Upper Canada?

      A.W. Wilgus, Buffalo 1843 - Small octavo, frontispiece and folding map printed white-on-black; stained as usual, original quarter roan. 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.

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        Atten opbyggelige Taler

      Kjøbenhavn, 1843-45. [4],52 + 62,[2 blanka] + 84 + 59,[1 blank] + 70,[2 blanka] + 111,[1 blank] sidor. Samtida nÃ¥got nött pappband med tryckt ryggtitel. Bakre nedre fals med en spricka. [21x13,5 cm]. Första danska upplagan. First danish edition. Med det extra titelbladet, indexbladet och alla separata deltitelbladen medbundna. NÃ¥gra sidor med obetydliga lagerfläckar, i övrigt ett bra exemplar. Himmelstrup 85. Indhold. To opbyggelige Taler, 1843. Tre opbyggelige Taler, 1843. Fire opbyggelige Taler, 1843. To opbyggelige Taler, 1844. Tre opbyggelige Taler, 1844. Fire opbyggelige Taler, 1844.

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        Encyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften im Grundrisse. Hrsg. v . Leopold v. Henning , Carl Ludwig Michelet und Ludwig Boumann.

      Bln., Duncker und Humblot 1843/1847.. 2. Aufl., 3 Bde. in 1 geb. (kompl.) gr.-8°. XL, 414 S. 1 Bl.; XXX, 698 S.; X, 470 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Ecken u. Kanten berieb. - (Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's Werke. Vollständige Ausgabe. Bde. 6. u. 7/1, 7/2).

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        Narrative of a Voyage Round the World,

      A Rare Set With Hand-Colored PlatesBELCHER, Captain Edward. Narrative of a Voyage Round the World, Performed by Her Majesty\'s Ship Sulpher, during the Years 1836-1842. Including Details of the Naval Operations in China, from Dec 1840 to Nov. 1841. London: Henry Colburn, 1843.First edition. Two octavo volumes (9 1/4 x 5 13/16 inches; 235 x 150 mm). xxii [i.e. xxxviii], [2], 387, [1, blank], [16, ads]; vi, [2], 324, [2], 325-474 pp. Complete with all nineteen engraved plates, hand-colored with gum arabic. Each color plate with a protective tissue guard. Also with numerous black and white vignette and three folding maps in the rear pocket of volume I.Publisher\'s blue-green blind-stamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Uncut. Spines a bit sunned. Some glue residue along edges of pastedowns. Maps each with an old perforated library stamp, mostly in the margins, and a couple of fold line tears, but generally very good. No other library markings in books. Previous owner\'s bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Inner hinges a bit cracked. An excellent copy of this classic of naval exploration.The purpose of this expedition was to explore and survey the Pacific Coast of North and South America, from Valapraiso, Chile to Alaska. Among the harbors and ports visited and surveyed were Port Etches, in King William\'s Sound, Point Riou and Port Mulgrave, Kodiak Island, Sitka, San Francisco, Monterey, the Columbia River, Bodega (the Russian possession near San Francisco), Santa Barbara, San Pedro, San Juan and San Diego. At Sitka , the officers were greeted by the Russian governor, Captain Koupreanoff. At San Francisco, they took a month long journey in open boats up the Sacramento River. Their ship, the Sulphur, also stopped at the Hawaiian Islands, the Marquessas, Society and Tonga Islands, New Hebrides, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Sumatra and Malacca. When they reached Singapore in 1840, Belcher was sent to China, where war had broken out, and was there actively involved in military campaigns on the Canton River.Cordier, Sinica, 2370. Cowan, p.15. Ferguson, Australia, 3564. Hill p. 20. Howes B318. Lada-Mocarski 117. Sabin 4390.HBS 64912.$3,000

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        Der Groß-Venediger in der norischen Central-Alpenkette, seine erste Ersteigung am 3. September 1841, und sein Gletscher in seiner gegenwärtigen und ehemaligen Ausdehnung. Mit einem Anhange: Die zweite Ersteigung am 6. September 1842 von Dr. Spitaler.

      Innsbruck, Wagner'sche Buchhandlung, 1843.. Einzige Ausgabe, 5 lith. Ansichten, 2 Kärtchen, (8), 303 + 7 S., 8°, Einfacher Halbleinenband. Am 6. September erreichte die von Josef Schwab geführte Gruppe den Gipfel. Mit dabei waren Ignaz von Kürsinger, Paul Rohregger, Anton von Ruthner, Franz Spitaler u.a.. Von den 40 beteiligten Männern erreichten immerhin 26 den Gipfel. Die Kunstbeilagen: Die Spitze des Gross-Venedigers mit den 26 Erstbesteigern (33 x 28 cm - leicht stockfleckig), I. Ansicht des Gross-Venedigers von der Happing-Alpe (minimal fleckig), II. Ansicht des Gross-Venedigers vom Germkogel (minimal fleckig), III. Die Berge Oberpinzgaus (minimal fleckig), Kärtchen "Das obere und untere Sulzbachthal" (gebräunt), Kärtchen "Ober Pinzgau im Herzogthume Salzburg" (gebräunt u. etws stockfleckig), 1 weitere nicht bezeichnete Tafel (etwas stockfleckig). Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempeln. Einband berieben und bestoßen. Die ersten 5 u. die letzten 50 Seiten (wohl wegen schlechterer Papierqualität) stockfleckig, übrige Seiten aber sauber. Beilage: Reprint des Berichts Lasser v. Zollheims, der auch an der Erstbesteigung teilnahm.

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        Autograph letter signed

      Cassel, 1843. <p>Stilling, Benedikt (1810-79). Autograph letter signed, in German, to Herr Enke(?). Cassel, July 31, 1843. 2pp. plus integral blank. 214 x 133 mm. Mounted. Fine.</p><p>From German neurologist Benedikt Stilling, who named the vasomotor nerves in his Physiologisch-pathologische und medicinisch-praktische Untersuchungen über die Spinal-Irritation (1840) to his publisher. Stilling is also remembered for introducing a procedure of serial-section portrayal (thin slicing) of spinal cord specimens for histological study, and for having performed the first ovariotomy in Germany. His name is associated with "Stilling&#39;s canal" (a small channel running through the vitreous humor between the optic disk nerve and the lens) and the "Fleece of Stilling" (a mesh of myelinated fibers surrounding the dentate nucleus of the cerebellum).</p><p>Stilling&#39;s letter can be translated as follows:</p><p>"Dear Mr. Enke, I fully agree with the contract and other information you sent. I will therefore send you the contract with my signature and also will have it notarized. I will send the letter today to Mr. Ritmüller . . . Then the printing of the plates can begin. Today the largest of my plates was successfully finished by [&#133;]. In a fortnight another one will be ready. Then five completed plates will be printed in Göttingen. You will have then eight new trial printings to enjoy-I hope. I am busy working on the MS and am trying to perfect it as much as possible . . ."</p><p>Stilling&#39;s letter most likely refers to the publication of his Ueber die Medulla Oblongata, published in 1843 by F. Enke.</p>

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        Acht Radierungen von H. Dyck, W. Gail, A.E. Kirchner, Chr. Morgenstern, E. Neureuther, F. Voltz, F. Würthle und M. Zimmermann. Insgesamt Acht Darstellungen auf acht Blättern.

      . Radierungen auf China bei L.A. von Montmorillon, München, 1843, 25 x 34 cm (Blattgröße).. Im Originalumschlag, der Titel mit aufgesetzter Radierung von Neureuther: Das Segelboot mit den Malern des Radirclubs (vgl. Slg. Maillinger II, 2735). Unter den Radierungen sind: Das Grabmal des Antenor, des sagenhaften Gründers von Padua, ebenda, von W. Gail (Bötticher 5); Die beiden Tiroler in der Felsschlucht (Partie aus dem Zemmgrunde oberhalb Mayrhofen im Zillerthal) und Waldeingang mit einem Jäger, beide von Chr. Morgenstern (Andresen, Handbuch II, 2 und 3); Kloster(ruine) Limburg bei (Bad) Dürkheim in der Pfalz, von H. Dyck (Andresen, Handbuch I, 3); Waldpartie mit Ruine am Fluss, am Ufer zwei Mädchen, von A.E. Kirchner (Andresen, Handbuch I, 2); usw. - Umschlag im Bug getrennt, insgesamt gebräunt und fleckig, die Blätter nur im breiten Rand durchweg gebräunt und unterschiedlich fleckig.

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        Political ALS with illegal free frank to a New York Whig as Clay runs for President! ?The Abolitionists, I observe are increasing in your quarter. Will they adhere to Birney, or finally go for Mr. V. Buren ? How does it happen that whilst the South & S. West appear to be coming round to the Tariff, the North, judging from elections, is receding from the protective policy??

      Comprises:(1) Autograph Letter Signed ?H. Clay,? 1p, 8? x 10?. Ashland (Lexington, Kentucky), November 28, 1843. Integral address leaf illegally franked ?Free / H. Clay,? postmarked Lexington, Ky. Nov 28, addressed by Clay to ?T. Childs Esq. / Rochester, N. York.? Whig Timothy Childs represented New York in Congress until his term expired on March 3, 1843. Wax seal remnant and tear in blank areas of address leaf. Folds strengthened on verso. Fine condition.On March 3, 1842, Whig Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky ?presented the petition of John Lug, praying that the franking privilege of members of Congress may be abolished or restricted...? Four weeks later, on March 31, 1842, Clay resigned the Senate seat he had held since 1831 to prepare for the 1844 presidential election. On November 28, 1843, Clay sent the ?Confidential? political letter here offered using the franking privilege to which he was no longer entitled.In full, ?(Con

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        On the Calorific Effects of Magneto-Electricity, and the Mechanical Value of Heat" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 23, 1843, pp. 263-276; 347-355; and 435-443

      FIRST EDITION OF THE DISCOVERY AND DEMONSTRATION OF THE EQUIVALENCE OF HEAT AND ENERGY. In this 1843 paper, a greatly expanded version of a presentation he gave before the British Association earlier in that year, Joule clearly states that heat is a form of energy and that motion and heat are mutually interchangeable. Building upon the work of Rumford and Thompson, Joule shows that the heating effect he had quantified in 1841 was due to generation of heat in the conductor and not its transfer from another part of the equipment. His paper provided "experimental proof of the mechanical equivalent of heat for physical phenomena" and "was fundamental to the establishment of the principle of the conservation of energy" (PMM, p. 196); Norman 1143). Here "Joule noted the relationship between the amount of heat generated by an electric current in a conductor and the resistance of the conductor, and the creation of heat when water was forced through narrow tubes or through a paddle wheel" (Norman). "Causing the potential energy of a raised weight to be used up in turning a paddle which generated heat by stirring water in a vessel, and observing the rise of temperature so produced, Joule found that 772 foot-pounds of work served to heat one pound of water through one degree (Fahrenheit) on the thermometer he employed, at a particular part of the scale" (Thermodynamics of Engineers, 10). From this Joule concluded that heat was a form of energy; still further, he was able to calculate that in any given system, the sum total of energy was constant and convertible" (Norman 1143). Joule called the amount of work (in foot-pounds) required to create a unit of heat &#39;the mechanical equivalent of heat&#39; and argued that because motion and heat were mutually interchangeable, in every single case, a given amount of work would generate the same amount of heat (assuming the work rendered is completely converted to heat energy). CONDITION & DETAILS: (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). [viii], 552, [2]. Joule paper: pp. 263-276; 347-355; and 435-443. Ex-libris bearing only a small paper label at the spine and a discreet stamp on the title page. Bound in three quarter polished black calf over marbled paper boards. GIlt-ruled and lettered at the spine. Minor rubbing and scuffing; tightly and solidly bound. Scattered slight foxing. Very good condition.

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