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        Malerisches Allerlei. Eine Stahlstich-Sammlung von Portraits, Landschaften, Städte-Ansichten, Abbildungen von Statuen und Bauwerken, von Kunstblättern, besonders nach modernen Malern, und solchen Gegenständen, die für die gegenwärtige Zeit von lebhafterem Interesse sind. Mit 108 Stahlstichen und erläuterndem Texte.

      Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung,, Leipzig, 1843 - 1.-3. Bd. in 1 Bd. Leipzig, Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung, 1843; 1845; 1847. Quer-4° (21,2x28 cm). 2 Bl., 81 S., 1 S. Mit 36 Stahlstichtafeln; 2 Bl., 77 S. Mit 36 Stahltstichtafeln; 2 Bl., 70 S. Mit 36 Stahlstichtafeln. Neuerer HLdr.-Bd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Ansichten: Das neue Theater zu Dresden, Brand im Tower zu London, Insel Tschusan, Peking, Napoleon's Leichenzug von dem Dome der Invaliden zu Paris, Beirut, Kabul, die neue Börse zu Hamburg, Alexandrien, Barcelona, Hongkong, Dom zu Köln, Eingang zu dem Kojak-Passe in Afghanistan, Hohenschwangau, der neue königliche Palast in Athen, Alexandersäule in Petersburg, Etna, Turin, Konzertsaal im Gewandhause zu Leipzig, Ruinen des Palstes von Palenque, Palast des Präsidenten der vereinigten Staaten zu Washington, Kroll's Wintergarten, Panama, die Citadelle von Tanger, Hafen von Cadir, die vier Gerichtshöfe zu Dublin und O'Connell's Process, Marocco, die neue Börse in London, Ansicht der Mündung des Bosprous, Luzern, Elbbrücke zu Dresden, Königsberg, die neue Nicolai-Kirche zu Hamburg, Krakau, das königliche Hoftheater zu Lissabon, das Hippodrome in Paris, u.v.a. - (Teils etwas stockfleckig. Im 3. Band S. 5/6 und die 2 Tafeln "Camoëns im Gefängnisse zu Goa" und "Die Denksäule auf dem Wilsdrufer Platze in Dresden" mit grossen Fleck in der Ecke). Neuerer HLdr.-Bd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Vicar of Wakefiled

      London: John Van Voorst, 1843 - Publisher John Van Voorst's copy, with his booklabel -and according to his note on the flyleaf, a "Very superior copy, one of two selected by the Artist, Mulready, from the sheets. J.V.V." With an autograph note by Mulready tipped-in at the rear and two autograph letters - from Van Voorst to French statesman Edouard Drouyn de Lhyus offering the present volume, and a thank-you letter in return (BINDING, HAYDAY) First edition thus. 8vo. 32 illustrations by William Mulready. xv, [i], 306, [6, ads] pp. Bound in full contemporary dark purple morocco, covers with triple fillet gilt border surrounding gilt dentelle tooling, spine in six compartmets, lettered in gilt, a.e.g., by Hayday. Fine, and a custom cloth box. Ray, England, 62; Provenance: John Van Voorst, publisher (his booklabel and inscription); Edouard Drouyn de Lhyus (ALS from Van Voorst) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Works of Jeremy Bentham, Published Under the Superintendence of His Executor, John Bowring

      William Tait, Edinburgh 1843 - 11 volumes, complete. First published edition of Bentham's collected works. Contemporary (original) half calf over marble paper boards, morocco title labels, raised bands, gilt embossed compartments, marbled endpapers and edges. Containing the classic works by the father of Utilitarian philosophy. Volume one lacks title page, title labels missing on vols. 2, 3, 5, & 10; some overall general rubbing, internally clean and bright. Remains a handsome set in original victorian binding of a classic work in philosophy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Burgraves Trilogie

      E. Michaud, Paris 1843 - half-title, xxix, 188pp., (1)p. table, bound in 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands with compartments uflly gilt decorated in a floral motif, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. This is an historical play by Hugo, first performed by the Comedie-Francaise on 7 May 1843. (as stated on the verso of the title page) It takes place along the Rhine and features the return of Emperor Barbarossa. A lovely copy. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manuscript lecture notes for a series of lectures by Valentine Mott and C R Gilman

      [New York], 1843 - `45. Unique. Three quarter calf with marbled bds.. A very good copy; some scuffing to the binding. 4to.,Ephraim Clark attended the 1843 lectures of V Mott. He also attended the lectures of CR Gilman in 1844 and 1845. The volume offered here is appx. 300 pages in length. The Gilman lectures are recorded in shorthand; the Mott lectures in regular script. Each occupies about half the volume. Preceding the lectures are about ten pages of notes for cases introduced by doctors Post, Parker, and Buck. Mott's course of surgical lectures is an ambitious and aggressive approach to medicine and surgery. The cases are complex and Mott, whose opinions and statements are recorded by Clark, is often incorrect in his conclusions and observations; this is especially so when discussing neuro-surgical procedures. A marvelous record by one of the foremost surgeons of the period. Kelly & Burrage, 468 and 880.

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        The White Castles on the Upper Missouri [Tab. 37]

      London, published by Ackerman & Co. 1843 - Karl Bodmer. From Travels in the Interior of North America 1832-1834. Hand colored aquatint engraving. Paper size approximately 15 1/4" x 20". Print has been restored. Karl Bodmer was a little-known Swiss painter when he was chosen by Prince Maximilian of Prussia to accompany his voyage to America, in order to document in pictorial terms the expedition. With the rest of Maximilian’s company, the two traveled among the Plains Indians from 1832 to 1834, a time when the Plains and the Rockies were still virtually unknown. They arrived in the West before acculturation had begun to change the lives of the Indians, and Bodmer, who was a protegé of the great naturalist von Humbolt, brought a trained ethnologist’s eye to the task. The Bodmer/Maximilian collaboration produced a record of their expedition that is incontestably the finest early graphic study of the Plains tribes.Maximilian and Bodmer journeyed from St. Louis up the Missouri River on the American Fur Company steamboat “Yellowstone,” stopping at a series of forts built by the Fur Company and meeting their first Indians at Bellevue. The travelers continued on another steamboat, “Assiniboin,” to Fort Union, where they met the Crees and Assiniboins. The expedition spent its first winter at Fort Clark, where the Mandans in particular excited Bodmer’s attention, although he was also to draw the Minatarri and Crow peoples. The explorers continued by keelboat to Fort Mackenzie, which proved to be the westernmost point of their journey. After living among and studying the Blackfeet for several weeks, Maximilian decided that it was too dangerous to continue, so the travelers returned southward, reaching St. Louis in May 1834.After the conclusion of the journey, Bodmer spent four years in Paris supervising the production of the aquatints made from his drawings. These prints rank with the finest Western art in any medium, and they are the most complete record of the Plains Indians before the epidemics of the mid-19th century had decimated their numbers, and before the white man’s expansion had taken their lands. In contrast to other artist-explorers of the 19th century, such as George Catlin, Bodmer was well-trained in the classic European tradition. The work that he did in America is considered to be the high point of a distinguished career. Perhaps more significant, the plates made from Bodmer's sketches were the first truly accurate images of the Plains Indians to reach the general public. Because the 1837 smallpox epidemic killed more than half the Blackfeet and almost all the Mandans, Bodmer’s visually striking work, together with prince Maximilian’s detailed studies of these tribes, form the primary accounts of what became virtually lost cultures. These spectacular and atmospheric images are important and beautiful records of the landscape of the American West as it appeared when Bodmer saw it, just before westward expansion took hold and began the indelible transformation of the frontier.

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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