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        Lettre autographe signée à l'une de ses muses, la Comtesse Merlin : « vous ne connaissez que les roses de la littérature et nous avons toutes les épines. »

      - s.l. s.d. [circa 1843], 30,5x13,3cm, Une page et demie sur un feuillet remplié. - lettera autografa, ancora inedito, firmato da Honoré de Balzac a Maria de Las Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, Contessa Merlin. Uno e mezzo disegnati in inchiostro. Con l'assistenza del signor Hervé Yon, è stato possibile identificare il destinatario di questa lettera ancora inedita (apparirà nel terzo volume della Pleiade della corrispondenza di Balzac con il numero n ° 42-175). Come sceneggiatore del suo tempo, Balzac molto frequentata brillanti salotti letterari e artistici di Parigi. E 'stato intorno al 1830 che è stato presentato alla Contessa Merlin. Nato a Cuba, ha vissuto la prima parte della sua vita a L'Avana e in Spagna. Ha sposato un soldato dopo il re di Spagna Joseph Bonaparte. E 'diventata così la Contessa Merlin. Con la sconfitta francese, la famiglia è stata costretta a ritirarsi a Parigi. Contessa Merlin era un cantante brillante. Ha studiato musica al Garcia, il padre della Malibran, un altro cantante con cui l'opera contessa da allora in poi. Nella sua casa di Rue de Bondy, lei concerti organizzati regolarmente Balzac era un normale così come il compositore Rossini, Alfred de Musset o La Fayette. Mentre fornisce un nuovo incontro musicale Balzac si scusa se ci vuole: "[...] non eccessivo piacere della buona musica si fa oggi [...] Ho un lavoro di emergenza che non permette che me ne vada. " Si tratta a tutti gli effetti dai suoi viaggi in Germania e Russia per iniziare a revisione e correzione del colonnello Chabert. È per questo che si chiede, "a che ora si può venire a visitare, senza di te preoccuparsi [...] le mie mattine sono più liberi di mie serate sono come le mie notti, scattate da opere letterarie. " Contessa Merlin sarà il dedicatario di Marana. Ha sposato un soldato come l'eroina del romanzo: Juana. Le loro vite sono anche influenzati dalle variazioni di regime politico che costringono entrambi a lasciare la Spagna per la Francia. La contessa inoltre fornito il modello per la marchesa di San-Real che appare nella Storia del Tredici e la ragazza con gli occhi d'oro. Entrambi hanno una madre spagnola, ha trascorso la loro infanzia a L'Avana prima di terminare la loro vita a Parigi. Contessa Merlin trascorso le estati in una residenza a Versailles. Pertanto Balzac lo informò che ha provato il "go to Versailles scorsa estate, ma mi è stato detto si riceve persona. "Ha trovato la porta chiusa, perché" si stava lavorando ad un nuovo libro, che ho già sentito parlare da uno dei miei editori non ha eguali in vendita (vale a dire, per comprare) libri. "Oltre al suo talento musicale, Contessa Merlin è illustrato nella letteratura. Al momento della lettera è quello di lavorare per il rilascio di L'Avana che sarà pubblicato nel 1845. Esso non cesserà di scrivere e pubblicare: libro di memoria, biografia dell'artista, nuovo ... Questo è uno dei primi e più celebri donne della lettera cubana. Vedova dal 1839, si era rivolto alla letteratura sperando di migliorare le sue finanze. Il suo Avana è il primo libro che si occupa di Cuba sotto sociologica, politica e culturale. Anche se questo lavoro è stato scritto in francese, contiene al suo interno l'essenza della letteratura creola. Un movimento tra cui delle colonie spagnole che celebravano volgare nazionalista letteratura impronta di credenze e pratiche locali gli autori. Lei si incontrerà con un certo successo a Parigi. A differenza di Balzac che, nonostante una reputazione crescente soffre la sua mancanza di successo commerciale. Durante la sua vita, egli tirerà il diavolo per la coda. Eppure è un gran lavoratore, così ha detto a lui, "non sai che le rose della letteratura e abbiamo tutte le spine. " - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Exceptionnelle lettre autographe signée et encore inédite d'Honoré de Balzac à la comtesse Merlin. Une page et demie rédigée à l'encre noire. Balzac écrit ici à une célèbre femme de lettres et cantatrice d'origine espagnole et cubaine, qui lui inspira plusieurs personnages de la Comédie Humaine. Nous tenons à remercier M. Hervé Yon, spécialiste de Balzac, grâce à qui il a été possible d'identifier la destinataire de cette lettre (à paraître dans le troisième tome de la Pléiade de la Correspondance de Balzac sous le numéro 42-175). Maria de Las Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo, née à La Havane en 1788, est issue d'une famille de la haute noblesse espagnole. Elle garda de son enfance passée à Cuba un tempérament « sauvage » (Sainte-Beuve) et un charme exotique qui la rendit célèbre à la cour du roi Joseph Bonaparte à Madrid, où elle rencontra le général Merlin, commandant de la garde royale. Elle l'épousa en 1811, avant de partir à Paris où ses talents et sa position la placèrent rapidement au premier rang de la haute société parisienne. Elle tint l'un des salons les plus fréquentés de Paris, notamment par La Fayette, George Sand, Mérimée, Chateaubriand, Musset, et recevant de nombreux compositeurs, dont Chopin, Verdi, Donizetti, et Rossini. Balzac y occupa une place de choix depuis sa première visite dans les années 1830. Dans ce cercle restreint qui entoure la comtesse Merlin, on parle littérature, on joue au lansquenet et on donne de nombreux concerts, auxquels la comtesse - à la voix de soprano unique - participe souvent.   À l'époque de la lettre, la comtesse prépare une nouvelle réunion musicale à laquelle Balzac s'excuse de ne pouvoir venir : « Je vous prie d'agréer mes excuses si je ne prends pas l'excessif plaisir de la bonne musique que vous ferez aujourd'hui [...] J'ai un travail d'urgence qui ne me permet pas de sortir ». De retour de ses voyages en Allemagne et en Russie, Balzac commence la relecture et la correction du Colonel Chabert, publié sous sa forme définitive en 1844. Malgré cette charge de travail, il l'interroge sur ses disponibilités : « [...] à quelle heure on peut venir vous faire visite, sans vous déranger [...] mes matinées sont plus libres que mes soirées qui sont comme mes nuits, prises par les travaux littéraires. » La comtesse avait également l'habitude d'établir ses quartiers d'été à Versailles et d'y inviter quelques amoureux de la musique.  Ainsi Balzac lui fait-il connaître qu'il a tenté de la rencontrer : « [...] à Versailles l'été dernier, mais on m'a dit que vous ne receviez personne [...] vous travailliez à un ouvrage nouveau dont j'ai entendu parler déjà par l'un de mes éditeurs qui n'a pas son pareil pour vendre (c'est-à-dire faire acheter) des livres. » La comtesse, qui connaissait déjà un large succès littéraire, s'était en effet attelée à l'écriture de son chef-d'

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        Handwörterbuch der Physiologie mit Rücksicht auf physiologische Pathologie. 4 Bde. ( in 5 ) cplt.

      Braunschweig, Fr. Vieweg,, 1843 - 1853. ca. 3500 Seiten Leinen Leinenbände der Zeit mit schw. Rückentitelschild. Vollständige Ausgabe in 4 Bänden ( 5 Bücher ) . Der Dritte Band in 2 Büchern. In den Vorsätzen ein kleiner Institutsstempel , dto an den Titelseiten , hier zusätzl. ein kl. Inventarstempel u. e. weiterer. Alle Buchrücken sind im Bereich des oberen Kapitel teilfoliert ( sauber foliert) Alle Buchrücken mit leichten Spuren eines ehemaligen Regklebers.. Alle Bände sind im Papier textsauber bei altersüblichen Lesespuren ( Blattrandbereich teils etwas nachgebräunt. Wenige Kupfertafeln im mont. Leerblatt etw. stockfleckig. Leinenbände altersgemäß berieben, teilweise fleckig oder entspr. griffspurig. F69 Versand D: 5,00 EUR GÖTTINGEN; MEDIZIN; PHYSIOLOGIE

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        A private journal kept during the Niger Expedition, from the commencement in May, 1841, until the recall of the expedition in June, 1842.

      Shaw London 1843 - First edition. 8vo., xii, 139pp., original plum cloth gilt, blindstamped borders and centre-pieces to covers, light fade to spine, a very good copy of a scarce book. Provenance: Bath reference Library with small blindstamp to title and occasionally elsewhere. Simpson joined the ill-fated expedition to observe the negotiations with the Nigerian chiefs to abolish slavery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the Tongue, in Functional Derangement of the Stomach and Bowels; With Some Observations on the Tongue's Aspect in Organic Disease of the Lungs.

      London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1843. First edition. Blindstamped cloth.. Very Good Minus. Presentation copy -- signed by Williams on FFEP. 8vo. 22.5 by 14.5 cm. xi, 119 pp. Williams was the senior physician to the Essex and Colchester Hospital. This essay provides "some observation of the tongue's aspect in organic disease of the lungs". Williams argues that observations of the tongue in a distressed patient can hold the key to diagnosing the ailment which afflicts the patient. He provides an abundance of statistical evidence, based on clinical observation. He writes, "I was induced to enter upon this inquiry from observing that the mucous membrane and papillae of the tongue presented varying aspects in functional disturbances of the stomach." This title predates Yaggy's book on cancer of the tongue, and Butlin's book on diseases of the tongue, by 40 years, and is contemporaneous with Harris' paper on the teeth, lips and tongue, read before the American Society of Dental Surgeons in 1841. Thus, it is perhaps the first, and certainly an early, study on the relationship of the appearance of the tongue to health and disease. Not in Garrison & Morton. A few neat horizontal tears of cloth on the spine. General wear besides.

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        A Treatise on Photography; Containing the Latest Discoveries and Improvements Appertaining to the Daguerreotype

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and faded. Rebacked with original title. Inner hinge cracking. Some foxing. 1843. First UK Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xix, 216pp + ads. B/w frontis (folding). English translation of the 'Traité de Photographie'. .

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        A Christmas Carol

      Third issue, hand coloured engraved frontispiece and 3 other hand coloured engraved plates, engravings in the text, title page printed in red and blue, small 8vo., half title, advert leaf, modern half red morocco gilt over faux antique red cloth boards, new endpapers, a.e.g., London, Chapman and Hall.

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        FUJIMI JUSANSHU YOCHI NO ZEN ZU: MAP OF THE THIRTEEN PROVINCES FROM WHICH FUJISA

      - Edo 1843 [Tempo 14th. year], Shuseido. Stiff buff embossed covers, folds to 17.8 x 26 cm., opens to:2m.12.5 x 1m.54 cm. a very clean & solid example, color woodblock printed and neatly folded. FIRST EDITION *** *** *** . . . A GRAND SIZE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED WALL MAP . . . SHOWING THE THIRTEEN PROVINCES WHICH CAN SEE MT. FUJI . . * This is a famous and well-documented map. It exceptionally large and illustrates the thirteen provinces which surround and can see Mt. Fuji. The projection is similar to an aerial or 'bird's-eye-view' looking down from the sky at the land. With excellent detail, geographical features, names of villages, towns, cities, road, rivers, lakes and of course Mt.Fuji the central item of importance. . *** DELUXE SIZE: This Deluxe sized map was drawn and printed by Kimura Kahei, by a special Japanese method called "Kebashiki Sui Hei Hyo." . The work is an extra large, Deluxe size map with exceptional attention to details, listing every village and geographic information. . *** The work was produced by a special implementation called Keba Shiki Sui Hei Hyo. . *** OTHER CONTRIBUTORS: Per Kerlen, the other contributors were Funakoshi Morimi [1805-1862] and Seitan Funabashi Tetsu. Engraved by Kato Sadakichi and Kimura Kahei. . *** CONDITION: The map is in its original buff front and back embossed covcerw with swastica design blind-stamped from the verso, with silk-backed title slip. The covers are a bit 'dusty' as usual, by and large no major issued. . Contents: The map is exceptoinally clean and very solid. There is a mild feint stain just left of title, please review photos posted to our website, else no issues. . *** REFERENCES: . BEANS, George H.: A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA, List, p.38, 1843.1, he mistakenly reads the title as "FUJIMA." He also lists a revised entry, but still mistakes the tile per above, in List p.38 & Supplement A, p.23, 1843.1. Here heprovides the date Tenpo 14th year [=1843]. * KERLEN, H.: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.168, no. 401. He gives the cartographer's name as: Akiyama Nagatoshi Bokusen, and lists the other contributors. * CHIBBETT, D.G. et al.: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF THE PRE-1868 JAPANESE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND PRINTS IN THE LIBRARY OF THE SCHOOL OF THE SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL & AFRICAN STUDIES, no.58, p.23. * NANBA, Matsutaro. ed. et al.: OLD MAPS IN JAPAN, p.82 * KURITA, Mototsugu.: NIHON KOBAN CHIZU SHU SEI: COLLECTION OF OLD JAPANESE MAPS, p.38. * BEANS, George H.: A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA, 1843.1 * KURITA, Mototsugu.: NIHON KOBAN CHIZU SHU SEI: COLLECTION OF OLD JAPANESE MAPS, p.38 * NANBA, Matsutaro. ed. et al.: OLD MAPS IN JAPAN, p.82. * Hoffman: no.21a. * Kraft: vol.1, no.170 & vol.3, no.196. * KSM:(chizu) . ***

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        Théorie du Code pénal. Deuxième édition.

      Paris, Edouard Legrand, 1843, pleine basane de l'époque, dos ornés, petites épidermures sur 2 charnières et 2 plats. -Lég. rousseurs éparses. - 6 volumes in-8 ; 2e édition (E.O. : 1837-1842).Tome 6, pp. 469 à 473 : Table générale des chapitres ; pp. 474 à 647 : Table générale analytique et raisonnée des matières ; pp. 649 à 651 : Table générale des articles du Code Pénal commentés.

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        WE PITY THE PLUMAGE, BUT FORGET THE DYING BIRD.' An Address to the People on The Death of the Princess Charlotte.

      Thomas Rodd). ND (Circa 1843), (London. - pp 16. 8vo. Stitched as issued. Browned throughout. Edges chipped, frail. Preserved in a custom built box covered in brown cloth with leather spine label. Wise p46. Rodd, 'when advertising the present pamphlet for sale [ ] asserted that it was a facsimile reprint of an alleged original edition of which the author was said to have printed twenty copies in 1816.' Wise argues that this is the first edition. His main points are 'One thing is certain, and that is that had Shelley printed such a pamphlet he would not have restricted its circulation to twenty copies. The motto 'We pity the plumage, but forget the dying bird' was taken by Shelley from Paine's Rights of Man, 1817, Part 1, p.24. 'He [Burke] pities the plumage but forgets the dying bird'. This clearly denies any impression of the Address dated 1816.' Princess Charlotte dies in 1817. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, PERFORMED IN HER MAJESTY'S SHIP SULPHUR,

      - London 1843, Colburn. Original blind stamped blue cloth, 2 vol. set, 387+474p., index, 3 large folding pocket maps, 19 engravings + 20 vignettes, 15 x 24.3 cm., solid, minor head/ tail spine rubbing, else clean. RARE ! FIRST & ONLY EDITION SUBTITLE: continued: Commissioners of the Admiralty. *** SUPERB PRINMARY RESOURCE ON THE OPIUM WAR AND THE BRITISH BOMBARDMENT IN CHINA. *** The Sulphur was busily employed on the west coast of both North & South America, and in the end of 1839 received orders to return to England by the western route. After visiting several islands groups in the Pacific and making such observations as time permitted, Belcher arrived at Singapore in 1840, where he was ordered back to China, due to the start of a war with China. During the following year he was engaged in operations in the Canton River. *** CONDITION OF THE BOOKS: The books are bound in the original blue blind-stamped cloth, usual minor rubbing, mild corner wear, a bit of spine fading, else, solid, complete copy. *** THE THREE POCKET MAPS: 1. METHOD OF SHEWING THE TRACK OF GROUND SEARDHED BY H.M.S. SULPHUR. . 2. CHART OF CANTON RIVER REDUCED FROM THE SURVEY BY CAPT. BELCHER R.N. This shows the anchorage ofthe H.M.S. Sulphur and Starling previousto attack of Canton, just ouside Tsing -poo in the Canton river, Whampoa island down river, shows all the way to Anson Bay, the French area. . 3. CHART SHEWING THE TRACKS OF H.M.S. SULPHUR, FROM 1837 TO 1842, CAPTAIN SIR EDWARD BELCHER, KNT R.N.C.B. This shows frmo the top the Shetland Islands [Scotland] across to the east to the Aleutian Islands [Alaska] Bering straight, America, China,India, Arabia, Maldiva, Madagascar, Mauritius, Cape of Good Hope Sierra Leone,Japan, the Pacific ocean, costal America, Hudson Bay, Greenland, Davis Straight, Baffin Bay, Iceland, back to the Shetlands down to Africa, S. America, a grand tour around the world. . The condition of the maps is excellent. A touch of minor foxing on #3, no tears folded in inside pocket of volume 1, as issued. Rarely found with all 3 maps, and in such lovely condition. *** Captain Edward Belcher [1799-1877] served on and was in command of numerous surveys of the coasts of Northern and Western Africa, Ireland, Western America, China, Borneo, the Phillipines and Formosa. *** With a triple-page large fold-out of "VIEW OF CANTON," shows the harbor, the American, British & French factories, a large number of native ships in the harbor, 40 x 22.8 cm., in excellent condition. *** REFERENCES: Sabin 4490 * Howes B318 * Hill p.102. * D.N.B. * Ferguson Bibliography of Australia 3564 * Pritzel * Thesaurus Literaturae Botanicae, 4083. ***

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        Medical history of the expedition to the Niger during the years 1841-42, comprising an account of the fever which led to its abrupt termination.

      John Churchill London 1843 - First edition. 8vo., , viii, 287pp., lithographed frontispiece (lightly foxed), lithographed plate, coloured lithographed geological cross-section, full-page wood-engraved plan in text, folding engraved map at end, original blue blind-stamped cloth gilt, endpapers renewed, a very attractive copy. The lessons learnt during this expedition brought significant progress in the treatment of malaria. Hogg 880. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Medical history of the expedition to the Niger during the years 1841 2

      First edition, folding map, hand-coloured geological section, 2 lithographs of natives, and a plan of the boat. 8vo. Smart contemporary half calf. viii, 287pp. London, Churchill, 

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        Journals of the Rev. Messrs. Isenberg and Krapf, missionaries of the Chuch Missionary Society, Detailing their proceedings in the Kingdom of Shoa, and Journeys in other parts of Abyssinia, in the years 1839, 1840, 1841 and 1842.

      First edition - complete. '...To which is prefixed, a geographical memoir of Abyssinia and South-Eastern Africa by James McQueen esq. grounded on the missionaries' journals, and the expedition of the Pacha of Egypt up the Nile.' Original brown blind stamped buckram with gilt titles to spine. Yellow end papers. Small bookseller's embossed stamp to the half title. (George Gardnam of Beverley). 2 folding hand coloured map of the relevant parts of Africa by McQueen.

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        Monographie du Thé. Description botanique, torréfaction,composition chimique,propriétés hygiéniques de cette feuille. Orné de 18 gravures.

      Paris, Chez L`Auteur - Selbstverlag, 1843. Gr.-8°. 2 Bll. + 160 + 1 S. OLwd. In franz. Sprache. Mit 18 Tafeln und der Titelvignette. Vgl. Mueller 107. - Ebd. leicht bestossen u. etw. berieben, tlw. etw. stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. - Schönes Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Hauswirtschaft; Kochbücher

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 11. VI. 1843. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den Chemiker und Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli in Graz: "[.] Ihren ersten Brief nebst der Manuskript-Sendung und den Einlagen [.] habe ich richtig erhalten, und längstens ging ich wiederholt mit dem Vorsatz um, Ihnen für die interessante Sendung meinen Dank abzustatten und zugleich auf Ihre Anfragen Auskunft zu ertheilen, - aber immer wurde die Ausführung verschoben - obgleich ich mich täglich daran erinnerte. Was Alles Schuld daran war, das aufzuzählen werden Sie mir wohl erlaßen; es ändert ja die Sache nicht [.]". - Bl. 2 mit kleinem Ausriß durch Siegelbruch (keine Textberührung).

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        Die wichtigsten Giftpflanzen Deutschlands in illuminirten Abbildungen mit erläuterndem Texte, nebst Angabe ihrer Wirkung und geeigneter Mittel in Vergiftungsfällen, für Schule und Haus. Dritte Auflage.Ulm, F. Ebner (back of title-page text volume: printed by G. Sellmer), 1857. 8vo. 2 volumes (text and plates). With 18 hand-coloured, folded lithographed plates (36.5 x 23.5 cm) of poisonous plants (17) and fungi (1). Text volume, with its spine lined with green paper; plates loosely inserted in original publisher's printed paper boards.

      BMC NH, p. 1163. Third edition of a German schoolbook, depicting the most common poisonous plants. In the preface to the first edition of 1843, Christian Lörcher, a schoolteacher in Ulm, expresses his concern about the lack of knowledge of poisonous plants among students. Books on poisonous plants are either too expensive to buy or too difficult to comprehend for young people. He therefore wanted to publish the present affordable work. In an effort to keep the costs down, he only includes the most common poisonous plants and fungi. The plates have not been bound so that they can be mounted on cardboard and hung in full view in the students' classrooms. Lörcher accompanies the plates with short descriptions of each species. Plate 16 has slight damage to the margins and plate 17 a minor spot. A very good copy.

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        Die Waffen nieder! Eine Lebensgeschichte. 2 Bände.

      3 Bl., 309 S., 1 Bl. 3 Bl., 324 S. Farbig illustr. Originalleinen mit Goldprägung auf Vorderdeckel und Rücken. Einband etwast angestaubt. Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben. Die ersten Blatt von Bd. 1 etwas braun-, fingerfleckig. Sonst innen bis auf vereinzelte schwache Braunflecken gute, saubere Exemplare. -Selten-! Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) war eine österreichische Pazifistin, Friedensforscherin und Schriftstellerein. Der Antikriegsroman "Die Waffen nieder" wurde ihr größter literarischer Erfolg, der weltweit Beachtung fand. Im Jahre 1905 erhielt Bertha von Suttner als erste Frau den Friedensnobelpreis.

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        Monastic Ruins of Yorkshire.

      York Robert Suter 1843 - First edition. 2 volumes, large folio (61.5 x 46 cm ), hand-coloured map, lithographed dedication leaf with arms in colours and gold, 84 lithographed plates comprising: 57 full-page lithographed plates (of which 35 fully hand-coloured and mostly mounted on card); 26 half-page fully coloured views above the text (some mounted), with an elaborate initial printed in two or more colours, spotting mainly affecting some text leaves, contemporary dark morocco over thick boards, sides with borders in gilt and blind, gilt centrepieces, spines gilt, all edges gilt, extremities slightly rubbed. The rare, deluxe issue with the lithographs hand-coloured, providing the finest depictions of the great abbeys dissolved by Henry VIII including Riveaulx and Fountains. The ruins are shown against the beautiful landscapes of Yorkshire, often featuring anglers, walkers, and sightseers, making the work lively despite its dry title. An excellent copy of this magnificent work - Yorkshire's answer to Roberts' Holy Land, which it particularly resembles in this superior issue by the use of full-page hand-coloured plates on card. The lithographs were produced by Day & Son who also produced the illustrations for David Roberts. William Richardson (flourished circa 1840, died 1877), was the leading Yorkshire topographical artist of his time. Abbey Scenery 381. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The new purchase; or, seven and a half years in the far west. By Robert Carlton, Esq

      Appleton, New York and Philadelphia 1843 - First edition, 8vo, 2 volumes, pp. xii, 300 and vii, 316 plus 12 pp. ads; original gray paper-covered boards rebacked in gray cloth, original printed paper labels preserved, a very good set from the library of railroad baron James J. Hill, with his bookplate mounted to front pastedowns and perforated stamp applied to title pages. "Baynard Rush Hall was a pioneer preacher and educator in Indiana. While on the faculty of the then infant Indiana University he became involved in a feud with Andrew Wylie and, in 1831, left the state. In spite of his marked bitterness toward some of the people of whom he writes, the book is both a readable and valuable account of life in pioneer Indiana. Because of his rather outspoken criticism of persons still living, Hall disguised his work with a series of made up names and published it under the pseudonym 'Robert Carlton'" (Lilly Library, One Hundred and Fifty Years: An Exhibition Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of Indiana Statehood, 96). "The New Purchase is now valuable source material on the pioneer life of the state and south central Indiana in particular" (Shumaker, A History of Indiana Literature (Indianapolis, 1962; p. 155). Howes H48; Wright I, 1095. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The new purchase; or, seven and a half years in the far west By Robert Carlton, Esq

      New York and Philadelphia: Appleton, 1843. First edition, 8vo, 2 volumes, pp. xii, 300 and vii, 316 plus 12 pp. ads; original gray paper-covered boards rebacked in gray cloth, original printed paper labels preserved, a very good set from the library of railroad baron James J. Hill, with his bookplate mounted to front pastedowns and perforated stamp applied to title pages. "Baynard Rush Hall was a pioneer preacher and educator in Indiana. While on the faculty of the then infant Indiana University he became involved in a feud with Andrew Wylie and, in 1831, left the state. In spite of his marked bitterness toward some of the people of whom he writes, the book is both a readable and valuable account of life in pioneer Indiana. Because of his rather outspoken criticism of persons still living, Hall disguised his work with a series of made up names and published it under the pseudonym 'Robert Carlton'" (Lilly Library, One Hundred and Fifty Years: An Exhibition Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of Indiana Statehood, 96). "The New Purchase is now valuable source material on the pioneer life of the state and south central Indiana in particular" (Shumaker, A History of Indiana Literature (Indianapolis, 1962; p. 155). Howes H48; Wright I, 1095.

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      London: Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand, 1843. 1st edition, second issue (Smith II, 4). Original publisher's vertically-ribbed cinnamon cloth with gilt stamping. AEG. Pale yellow eps. Custom red cloth slipcase. NB. Distance between front cover wreath and blindstamping is 13mm. "D" has full serif. Very slight lean, with hint of shelfwear & faint hairlines splits to hinge paper along gutters. Spine ever so lightly sunned. Bookseller pencil notes to rfep recto, which has a very short closed tear to top edge. "Philip C. Duschnes" ticket to rear paste-down. Withal, a quite nice VG+ copy.. [8], 166, [2 (adverts)] pp. T.p. printed in red & blue. Stave One. Uncorrected text. 4 hand-colored illustrations by John Leech, along with 4 intratextual cuts. 8vo. 6-7/8" x 4-1/8" Per Smith, "it was Dickens's final decision and intent that the book be published with a red and blue titlepage dated 1843, with yellow endpapers." As here.

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        Ireland Its Scenery, Character, &c

      Hall, Virtue and Co, London - London: Hall, Virtue and Co Not dated but probably c 1843? 3 Volumes uniformly bound in green 1/2 leather with green boards, all pages edges are marbled. Vol 1, (xii), 436 pp, 188 illustrations. A little worn at the corners, spine has 5 raised bands, gilt title on red leather and gilt tooling. Some minor foxing throughout. Vol 2, (viii), 468 pp, 204 illustrations, very minor foxing, generally just at the beginning, with the raised bands and gilt as Vol1, Spine has had a small strip of scotch tape to hold bumped? edges down? to both top & bottom, Covers are bumped at the corners slightly. Vol 3, (viii), 512, 217 illustrations with a brown leather strip to base of spine top prevent? the bottom of spine detaching?, some minor foxing. A lovely set. (See ODNB for their extensive biographies)

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        Malta.

      [La Valetta], Sold in the Original Malta Bazar by P. Vella & Co. Str. St. Giovanni No. 96, [c. 1843]. Oblong 8vo. Original stitched plain paper wrappers; eight lithographic plates; a few mild marginal spots; very good. 'Charles Frederick de Brocktorff (1775/85 to 1850) [was] an artist of German origin who resided on the island in the first half of the 19th century. Mr Brocktorff had fought in the Napoleonic wars as an infantry officer with the forces of the Electorate of Hanover before moving to England after 1809. When he settled in Malta in circa 1810, he opened an art studio in Valletta where his business prospered and his four artist sons eventually joined to continue to enrich the family enterprise' (timesofmalta.com, Tuesday, December 4, 2007). The finely executed views are of the Naval Hospital, Marina Gate, St. John's Church, the Arsenal, the Governor's Palace, the Quarantine Harbour of Sliema, a bird's eye view of La Valetta, and the residence of the Spanish Nights Templars. - A very rare series.

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        By Permission of the Patentees this Engraving of the First Carriage, the "Ariel", is respectfully inscribed to the Directors of the Aerial Transit Company.

      [London], W.L. Walton lith. and Day & Jaghe, Lithrs. To the Queen, [1843]. Original lithography, c 235 x 320 mm; upper outer corner lightly smudged and with a few folds; lower margin cropped. Extremely rare 'incunable' of heavier than air flight, published 60 years before Kitty Hawk took off. The Aerial Transit Company had been founded by businessman William Samuel Henson and the inventor-engineer John Stringfellow. 'They established the world's first airline company - though they were armed with little more than an English patent awarded for their aircraft design, which was untested. At the time, only balloon flight could hope to carry passengers to a distant destination by air, even if that was unpredictable, challenging and slow. With visions of supplementing their income with flights that carried cargo and mail, as well as passengers to distant places - as far away as China, spanning the entire British Empire - the partners were true visionaries' (Historic Wings, online). 'Their monoplane design featured a wing with a proper airfoil and covered surfaces top and bottom. A hollow main spar with leading and trailing edge boards, were held together by a series of wing ribs to establish a proper airfoil. As well, wires affixed to posts gave further support to the wing as it was foreseen that the forces of aerodynamics could be significant and that this allowed overall lightening of the airframe. Even the methods of holding spars and ribs together were defined and finely researched. A tricycle gear configuration was pioneered for take off and landing as well as a launch rail that would allow the plane to maintain a heading as it accelerated to flying speed' (ibid.). Of course, the weight of the steam engine was the problem; only models of various sizes had been produced and tested. However, the design, especially of the wings and the propellor arrangement were truly pioneering and successfully applied in the designs of Rumpler, Blériot and others. The advertisement campaign for raising funds produced a few images of the aircraft, this particular one, with the aircraft over London, bridges packed with spectators and St Paul's in the background seems to be unknown, apart from a much smaller version of the image.

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        Elements of electro-metallurgy. . Second edition, revised, corrected, considerably enlarged, illustrated with electrotypes and numerous woodcuts.

      London: E. Palmer; Longman Brown Green and Longmans 1843 - 8vo., frontispiece (the arms of Prince Albert the Prince Consort) printed in gold on glazed paper, title-page also printed on glazed paper with a central device of a medal celebrating the contributions of Galvani, Volta and others to the science of electricity, xvi + 338pp., with 37 woodcut figures in the text, new endpapers, contemporary half calf, rebacked, labelled and lettered in gilt. A very good copy inscribed on the flyleaf: 'W. Keneely Bridgman with a letter from the author'> and with an A.L.S. from Alfred Smee to Bridgman tipped in.>* Alfred Smee (1818-1877) was not only a leading chemist in the development and use of electro-metallurgy - and in particular in the precise manufacture of electrotype copies - but was also, from 1841, surgeon-general to the Bank of England. * The autograph letter, signed by Smee, tipped in to this presentation copy, dated 'Bank of England May 18th 1841', comprises some 34 closely written lines. It is largely a technical letter addressing the question of heterogeneous adhesion of metals and gases. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Anatomischer Atlas oder bildliche Darstellung des menschlichen Körpers. + Leitfaden zur Kenntniss des Baues den menschlichen Leibes, beigebunden: Erklärungen zu den Tafeln H. Oesterreichers Anatomischen Atlas.

      München, Verlag von J. Palm's Hofbuchhandlung, (1843)-1845, Imp.-Folio, (4) pp., mit 180 (32 beikolor. Gefäßtafeln) lithogr. Tafeln, Halbledereinband Textband, 8, IV, 64, 30, 68, 77, VI,, 102, 178, CVVI pp., Halbleder d.Zt. Der große Münchner Anatomie Atlas, mit den fast immer fehlenden Tafelerklärungen!Neu Bearbeitet, mit 46 neuen Tafeln und mehr als 200 Figuren vermehret, und mit erklärendem Texte Begleitet von Michael Erdl (1815-1848), Professor für Physiologie und vergleichende Anatomie in München. Titel mit altem Besitzvermerk "Wörtz" (vielleicht der Allgäuer Mediziner Franz Xaver Wörz), einige Bl. mit kleinem restaurierten Eckausbruch.Der großformatige anatomischer Atlas gliedert sich in folgende sechs Abteilungen: Knochenlehre (17 Taf.) Bänderlehre (7 Taf.) Muskellehre (10 Taf.) Eingeweidelehre (25 Taf.) Gefässlehre (68 Taf.) Nervenlehre (52 Taf.)."Als Dr. Oesterreicher, Professor der Anatomie .in der chirurgischen Schule in Landshut, im Juni des Jahres 1827 den vorliegenden Atlas anzufertigen begann, lag es in seinem Plane die ganze menschliche Anatomie eigenhändig in Steinstich auszuführen. Dass aber ein so grossartiges Unternehmen kaum zum Ziele zu bringen sey, schien er dadurch bekennen zu wollen, dass er sich der hiezu nöthigen Präparationen an Leichen und der darnach zu entwerfenden Zeichnungen enthob und nur allgemein als gediegen anerkannte Abbildungen anderer Anatomen zu copiren sich vornahm. In dieser Absicht arbeitete seine kunstreiche, im Steinstiche *) für die damalige Zeit gewiss ausserordentlich geübte Hand bis zum Dezember 1829 und bis dahin waren 151 Tafeln, worunter 88 ausgeführte und 63 Umrisstafeln, fertig, die er unter dem Titel: "Anatomische Steinstiche oder Darstellung des menschlichen Körpers sowie seiner Theile mit Benützung des besten bisher Geleisteten gezeichnet in Stein gestochen und in "sechs Abtheilungen gesammelt und herausgegeben von Dr. H. Oesterreicher. München 1830" veröffentlichte.Oesterreicher beabsichtigte diesem so publicirten Werke nach und nach durch neu hinzugefügten Tafeln eine grössere Vollständigkeit zu verleihen, aber traurige Umstände hinderten ihn daran. Kurz vor seinem Tode wollte 1842 einer seiner Verwandten eine neue Auflage dieses Werkes veranstalten, allein ehe es noch dazu kam, kaufte es die Palm'sche Hofbuchhandlung an sich und diese ersuchte mich die neue Ausgabe des Atlases zu besorgen, und ihm zugleich die möglichste Vollständigkeit und Brauchbarkeit zu gehen. Hiezu liess ich mich auch bereitwillig herbei. Ich nahm mir vor in diesem Atlas alles Wichtigere der descriptiven und mikroskopischen Anatomie des Menschen in getreuen, sauber gearbeiteten und hinreichend grossen Abbildungen zu geben, welche zum Studium der Anfänger und zum bequemen Nachtschlagen absolvirter Mediziner dienen sollten. Vor Allem liess ich die meisten Umrisstafeln abändern. Ursprünglich hatte Oesterreicher fast keine Bezifferung angebracht, sondern schrieb die Benennungen der vornehmsten Theile in die Umrisse hinein. Dadurch - zumal die Schrift sehr gross war wurde Vieles zugdeckt, und es konnten wohl einige Theile benannt werden, die meisten aber blieben ohne alle weitere Bezeichnung. Diese Methode, so praktisch sie ist, hat doch den Nachtheil, dass die meisten Personen, welche so ein Werk zu Räthe ziehen, nicht immer gehörig klar werden. Meiner Ansicht nach kann die Bezifferung nie zu speziell seyn denn je ausführlicher sie ist, desto leichter muss man einen abgebildeten Theil in der Natur wieder finden, oder in der Natur sich denken können. Zugleich hat Oesterreicher auf die Umrisstafeln weniger Mühe gewendet, sie waren grösstentheils ohne alle Reinheit hingeworfen. Von den ausgeführten Tafeln habe ich die meisten so wie sie Oesterreicher fertigte, beibehalten, nur wenige wurden als nicht ganz passend abgeschliffen. Hiezu aber fügte ich häufig auf die Oesterreicher'schen Tafeln neue Figuren und gab neue ausgeführte und Umrisstafelen, deren Figuren theils von mir selber nach der Natur gezeichnet und unter meiner Aufsicht in Stein gestochen worden sind, theils liess ich aus vorzüglichen Werken genaue Copieen fertigen. Um möglichst offen darzustellen was in vorliegendem Werke von mir und was von Oesterreicher ist, soll in umstehendem Register eine genaue Angabe aller Tafeln und Figuren folgen, wobei ich Alles, was von Oesterreicher's Hand stammt, mit - O - und was von mir hinzugelugt wurde mit - E - bezeichne. Schliesslich bemerke ich noch, dass ich allen Theilen dieses Atlases die möglichste Vollständigkeit zu gehen suchte, und glaube auch, dass man, besonders in den ersten 5 Abtheilungen durchaus nichts Wesentliches vermissen wird. Da jedoch in dem von der Verlagshandlung für das' ganze Werk angekündigten Umfange von 180 Tafeln, der Raum für die letzte Abtheilung, unbeschadet ihrer Vollständigkeit, nicht mehr ganz ausreichte, so beabsichtigte ich im Laufe des nächsten Jahres, Alles was meines Wissens noch zur Vervollständigung der Neurologie dienen kann, und was vielleicht bis dahin auch in den andern Abtheilungen noch entdeckt werden sollte, in einem eigenen Supplementhefte nachzutragen, so dass dann dieser Atlas in allen seinen Theilen durch die Fortschritte im Gebiete dieser Wissenschaft bis zur neuesten Zeit bereichert, sowohl dein Studierenden als auch dein praktischen Mediziner ein verlässiger Rathgeber und brauchbares Nachschlagebuch in der Anatomie sein soll." Vorrede, München, am 26. October 1844. M. Erdl.Heinrich Oesterreicher (1805-1843) war Privatdozent für Anatomie an der Universität München und nach 1831 Professor an der chirurgischen Schule zu Landshut,.Waller 6966. Hirsch-H. IV, 415. - Vgl. Engelmann 419.*) Die Technik des Steinstichs bzw. der Steingravur war der Lithographie durch ihre Anfälligkeit unterlegen, da die Platten oft brachen, weswegen nur in kleinen Auflagen gedruckt werden konnte. Die Drucke waren der Lithographie aber an Detailgenauigkeit überlegen.

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        Voyage en Perse.Perse Moderne Planches. [Facsimile]

      Heathfield: Parfitt Faridnay Publications - LIMITED EDITION 548/600. 6 text leavesand 100 lithographed plates (49 x 61 cm) in green cloth box, with paper label to upper board, and accompanying 52 pp. catalogue listing the views with english and arabic script. 126 views on 100 leaves. Excellent lithographed plates printed by the Westerham Press, full size faithful reproductions of the originals which in turn constituted on of 6 volumes of Falndin;s Voyage en Perse published in Paris 1843-54. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sonate, Reveries, Quadrilles, Rondeaux u. a. Für Pianoforte zu zwei Händen. [Konvolut von Plattendrucken, ca. 1840-1865].

      1. Sonates pour le Piano seul composees par Louis van Beethoven. Metronomisees par J. Moscheles. Edition a meilleur marche, brillante et correcte. No. 1: Sonate pathetique (Cmoll) [im Inhaltsverzeichnis als] Op. 15 [Kopftitel korrekt:] Op. 13. 10ggr. [Gute Groschen]. Bronsvic [Braunschweig], chez Jean Pierre Spehr. New-York, chez Scharfenberg & Luis. VN/Pl. no. 2460. Titellith.: Jnst. Lith. de Carles Wehrt jr. Ca. 1843. 9 S. 2. 3 Reveries pour le Piano par Henri Rosellen, Op. 31. 2 Livre No 1. Bonn, chez N. Simrock. Paris chez H. Lemoine. London chez R. Cocks & Co. A Madame la Duchesse de Coigny. Seconde Edition revue et corrige. VN/Pl. no. 3858. Ca. 1865. 7 S. Stark stockfleckig. 3. Sammlung beliebter Potpourris aus Opern für Piano Forte. Bellini, Potpourri aus der Oper Die Nachtwandlerin - La Sonnambula. Berlin, bei F. S. Lischke. VN/Pl. no. 2544. Ca. 1850. 11 S. - Mit Bleistifteintragungen. 4. Redoute-Quadrille für das Piano-Forte von Johann Strauss. 158tes Werk. No 9511. Wien, bei Tobias Haslinger's Witwe u. Sohn, k. k. Hof- und privil. Kunst- und Musikalienhändler. Leipzig, in deren Verlags-Expedition. London, bei Cocks & Comp. 30 Xr C.M. VN/Pl. no. T. H. 9511. Ca. 1844. 7 S. 5. Quadrille für das Piano-Forte. Zur allerhöchsten Namensfeyer SR Majestät des Kaisers FERDINAND I. componirt von Johann Strauss (Vater). 151tes Werk. 3. Auflage. No 9321. Wien, bei Tobias Haslinger, k. k. Hof- und privil. Kunst- und Musikalienhändler. Leipzig, in dessen Verlags-Expedition. 30 Xr C.M. VN/Pl. no. T. H. 9321. Ca. 1844. 7 S. 6. Elfen-Quadrille für das Piano-Forte componirt und Seiner Excellenz Herrn Felix von Fonton K. K. russischer wirklicher Staatsrath Ritter pp. hochachtungsvoll gewidmet von Josef Cunc'l [Gung'l], Op. 57. Pr. 10 Sgr. Berlin u. Breslau, bei Ed. Bote & G. Bock. Hamburg, bei A. Cranz [und weitere]. VN/Pl. no. B. et B. 1038. Ca. 1845. 7 S. 7. Defilir Marsch componirt von C. Christoph. Berlin, Eigenthum von Wilhelm Horn. VN/Pl. no. W. H. 180. Ca. 1850. 3 S. 8. Feen-Reigen. Sammlung von Original=Taenzen für das Piano-Forte componirt von Fr. Aug. Reissiger. No 1. Op. 18. Preis 4 Gr. Leipzig, bei C. A. Klemm. VN/Pl. no. 155. Ca. 1841. 4 S. Mit Bleistifteintragungen. 9. Transcriptions. 4. Cracovienne favorite [Krakowiak] transcrite et reduite en forme d'un Rondeau elegant pour le Piano seul par Charles Voss. Op. 51, No. 4. Berlin, chez Ed. Bote & G. Bock. VN/Pl. no. B. et B. 664. Ca. 1843. 10 S. 10. Deux Rondeaux pour le Piano sur des Motifs de Rossini 1. Edouard et Christine. 2. Mathilde de Sabran [Sarbin]. Francois Hünten Oeuvr. 42, No. 1 und No. 2. Pr: 1/3 Thlr. Berlin au magasin de musique de J. J. Riefenstahl, Spandauer Str. No. 9. Ohne VN. Ca. 1840. 13 S. No. 1 (S: 1-7): beschnitten auf ca. 28 x 23 cm (kein Textverlust), vereinzelt Bleistifteintragungen. No. 2 (S. 8-13): Titel mit Einriss, Originalmaß 31,5 x 25,5 cm, vereinzelt Bleistifteintragungen. Das letzte Blatt mit S. 13 an zwei Stellen sauber hinterlegt. Insgesamt gut und sauber erhalten. Teils Bleistifteintragung des Fingersatzes, teils etwas stockfleckig. Siehe auch die Detailangaben zum jeweiligen Titel.

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        PICTORIAL HUMPTY DUMPTY. Aliquis, fecit.

      London.Tilt & Bogue. 1843. A seven section hand-coloured, etched panorama, extending to some 63 inches, and folding into cloth-backed pictorial boards with a hand-coloured title. Verse in English on upper cover, and in 6 other languages on verso of upper cover. 89 x 240 mm. Area of restoration to upper cover; covers a little soiled and rubbed; else an excellent example of this fine panorama.

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        THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Battle of Life, Cricket on the Hearth, The Haunted Man & The Ghost's Bargain

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1843 - 1848, 1843. ALL FIRST EDITIONS. 5 vols., 6-5/8" x 4-3/8", "Christmas Carol" 1st ED 1st Issue with Stave "I" as the first chapter heading; "The Chimes", 1st ED with the 2nd state of the engraved title page; "The Cricket on the Hearth" 1st ED with 2nd state of advertising leaf at rear; "The Battle of Life", 1st ED with vignette title page in the 4th state; "The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain", 1st ED, illustrated with 63 engravings, four in color, by Leech, Maclise, Stanfield, Doyle and Landseer. Bound in full red calf, vertical floral gilt spines, covers ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, all original cloth covers and spines bound in. Front hinges of "Christmas Carol" expertly repaired, other hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine. a VERY GOOD set.

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        Malattie dell' Uteri - 17 Tafeln aus: Atlante Generale della Anatomia Pathologica des Corpo Umano...

      Firenze, V. Batelli, 1843, Folio, 17 (7 s/w.) kolor. lith. Tafeln mit 58 Einzeldarstellungen. Diese farblithographierten und handcolorierten Abbildungen zur Pathologie der Gebärmutter gehören zu den eindrucksvollsten Darstellungen der gesamten medizinischen Literatur. Diese Tafeln entstammen dem sehr seltenen und monumentale Atlas der Pathologischen Anatomie in der exzellent gedruckten italienischen Erstausgabe! Jean Cruveilhiers (1791-1874) einzigartiger Atlas der pathologischen Anatomie "ist die Bibel der pathologischen Anatomie. Etwas vergleichbares ist niemals wieder geschaffen worden. Das Werk enthält die schönsten und besten Lithographien überhaupt." -Goldschmid, mit 2-seitiger Rezension u. Wiedergabe mehrerer Tafeln. cf. Garrison &

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        Dissertatio de institutis Arabum erudiendae juventuti et literis promovendis inservientibus.

      Amsterdam, (C. A. Spin for) Johannes Müller, 1843. - 8vo. VIII, 51, (1) pp. Original printed blue wrappers. First edition. - An investigation of Arab institutions for the education of youth and the promotion of literature, based on the works of Casiri, Wüstenfeld, Hammer-Purgstall, G. Weil, G. W. Freytag, McHuckin de Slane, J. A. Conde, as well as on published Arabic sources such as those of Al-Zarnuji and on Leiden manuscripts. Dissertation of the Dutch geographer P. J. Veth (1814-95), professor of ethnology and the first Chairman of the Royal Netherlands Geographical Society. - Label, stamp and shelfmarks of the Friesic Society of History, Antiquity, and Philology, with the author's autograph inscription: "Het Frisch Genootschap / Van den Schryver". OCLC 33829008. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Zoologia Morale esposta in cento venti discorsi in versi o in prosa.

      Florence: Vincenzo Batelli e Compagni. 1843-6. Folio. 2 vols. Contemporary quarter brown morocco, marbled boards, elaborate gilt tools and lettering to spines; pp. 1-236, 237-482, 93 hand coloured engraved plates depicting 120 species by J. Giarre; binding a little rubbed to edges, browning to 3 plates on Vol II, closed tear not affecting image to bottom margin of plate of St Bernard's in Vol I, occasional marking elsewhere, generally very clean and bright indeed, very good. Provenance: with ownership stamps of Giovanni Borsari to ffeps. Borsari's stamp and two censors' stamps to half-title of Vol I. First and only edition, originally issued in 46 parts from 1843-1846. Uncoloured plates appear on the market occasionally, but the complete hand coloured set is probably the rarest Italian colour-plate book of zoology. 120 species are included, each with one of the 'rather good descriptions by Baschieri' (Wood) which is followed by a poem by Gazzadi outlining the moral properties of the animal. Bachieri was a doctor from Modena while Gazzadi was a poet and translator from nearby Sassuolo; a street in Modena is named after him. The animals are depicted in their natural habitats and the backgrounds are in exquisite detail. The main focus, however, is on the stylised animals themselves. They are not particularly naturalistic, but they are drawn with such verve and characterisation that the results are completely winning. Species range from the familiar, such as the horse and the bull, to the exotic, for instance the pangolin and the vampire bat. There are also valuable depictions of such now-extinct creatures as the quagga. Nissen ZBI 1492; Wood 352. Both bibliographies erroneously call for 119 plates, having confused the number of species listed in the index with the number of plates required. Worldcat records four copies; Copac records 1.

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        Album voor de aardrijkskunde [serie Noord-Nederland] / Atlas van het koningrijk der Nederlanden en de Overzeesche bezittingen. ‘s Gravenhage: Van Langenhuijsen, 1841.

      "4º oblong: half leer, (4)+238+(2) p. 14 kaarten en 13 platen. Rug beschadigd, hier en daar (vooral de 13 platen) bruin gevlekt. De kaarten in goede staat. Lit: Tiele 1253; Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Mnl 1."."Mendel was de auteur van het ‘Album voor de aardrijkskunde', dat het tekstdeel van het boek uitmaakt. Hij heeft hier een “natuurkundige -, geschiedkundige -, en plaatselijke beschrijving van Noord-Nederland en de Overzeesche bezittingen” gegeven, “volgens de nieuwste statistieke opgaven en de nauwkeurigste berigten”. Reding was de tekenaar van de 14 kaarten: Nederland, de 11 provincies, Luxemburg en Oost- en West-Indië. De 13 platen bevatten 52 gelithografeerde afbeeldingen van steden en dorpen. De hoofdstukken over Drenthe en Gelderland zijn uitvoerig en bevatten tal van interessante bijzonderheden (onder andere ook over de Drentse taal). In 1843 zou een soortgelijk werk over België verschijnen. Doordat de kaarten en topografische afbeeldingen veelal los verkocht worden, is een compleet exemplaar van dit boek zeldzaam."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Salmon and Trout Angling.

      Glasgow: John Macleod. 1843. Small 8vo. Orignal brown cloth, gilt lettering within fishing design to front; pp. 48, handcoloured frontispiece; previous owner's bookplate to ffep, very good. Second edition. Very scarce; Thacher does not record a first edition. An entertaining account of Scottish fishing, with one section written as a dialogue.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The new purchase; or, seven and a half years in the far west. By Robert Carlton, Esq

      New York and Philadelphia: Appleton, 1843. First edition, 8vo, 2 volumes, pp. xii, 300 and vii, 316 plus 12 pp. ads; original gray paper-covered boards rebacked in gray cloth, original printed paper labels preserved, a very good set from the library of railroad baron James J. Hill, with his bookplate mounted to front pastedowns and perforated stamp applied to title pages. "Baynard Rush Hall was a pioneer preacher and educator in Indiana. While on the faculty of the then infant Indiana University he became involved in a feud with Andrew Wylie and, in 1831, left the state. In spite of his marked bitterness toward some of the people of whom he writes, the book is both a readable and valuable account of life in pioneer Indiana. Because of his rather outspoken criticism of persons still living, Hall disguised his work with a series of made up names and published it under the pseudonym 'Robert Carlton'" (Lilly Library, One Hundred and Fifty Years: An Exhibition Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of Indiana Statehood, 96). "The New Purchase is now valuable source material on the pioneer life of the state and south central Indiana in particular" (Shumaker, A History of Indiana Literature (Indianapolis, 1962; p. 155). Howes H48; Wright I, 1095.

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        Specielle Beschreibung der Heilquellen, Mineralbäder und Molkenkur-Anstalten des Königreichs Bayern. Mit sechs (recte 5, drei gefalteten) lithographirten und einer (recte 2) xylographirten Badeansicht(en).

      München, Selbstverlag (1843). - 8°, 372 S., 1. Aufl., Halbleder der Zeit mit vergoldetem Rückentitel, ExLibris ( Dr. Ernst Seckendorf) auf Innendeckel, Leimschatten auf Innendeckel und Vorsatz, sonst schönes, frisches Expl., Mit Ansichten von Ludwigsbad bei Wipfeld, Schäftlarn, Rosenheim, Greifenberg am Ammersee, Brunnthal in München-Bogenhausen, Wildbad bei Wemding und Krumbad, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Werner Steinbeiß]
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        A fine collection of proceedings, reports and related papers in the immediate aftermath of the 'Disruption'.

      1843 - Six items in one volume, each published in Edinburgh or Glasgow, and all 1843. Original dark green cloth, neatly rebacked and lettered to match. In very good state of preservation, sometime in the Presbyterian Historical Society's> library with the bookplate on front pastedown. The collection comprises: 1. Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland; with a sketch of the Proceedings of the Residuary Assembly>. Edited by the Rev. John Baillie, lately of Fogo. Edinburgh: W.P. Kennedy. 1843. 8vo., (2) + 254pp. The first Assembly of the Free Church held on 18 May 1843. 2. Report of the Financial Committee to the General Assembly of 1843: being the first Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland. Read by Dr. Chalmers, on Monday, May 29, 1843>. n.p. [Edinburgh?], n.d. [1843]. 8vo., caption title, (4) + 19 + (1)pp. [See Watt 159]. 3. Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, held at Glasgow, October 17, 1843>. Glasgow: William Collins. 1843. 8vo., (2) + 182pp. The second Assembly of the Free Church. 4. CHALMERS, Thomas A sermon preached at the opening of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, holden at Glasgow, 17th October, 1843>. [Glasgow?, 1843]. 8vo., 23 + (1)pp. [See Watt 166]. 5. Roll of Members of the General Assembly of the Free church of Scotland, held at Glasgow, October, 1843>. Glasgow: William Collins. 1843. 8vo., 32pp. 6. Free Church of Scotland. Report of the Financial Committee to the General Assembly of 1843: being the second Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland. Read by Dr. Chalmers, at Glasgow, on the 23d October 1843>. 8vo., 8pp. Following a bruising battle between the Church of Scotland and the government over the appointment of clergy to parochial posts and the right of local congregations to have a veto, Thomas Chalmers, in May 1843, led some 470 ministers - over a third of the total - and perhaps half the lay membership out of the Scottish establishment to form the Free Church of Scotland. 'It was an impressive demonstration of sacrifice for a principle, and the size of the secession owed much to Chalmers's influence. He became the first moderator of the Free Church general assembly and his reputation helped to bring international support to the Free Church. The Disruption was in one sense a tragedy, breaking up the unity of the national Church of Scotland. But in another sense it was a glorious moment in the religious history of Scotland, a dramatic assertion of the rights of congregations to have a voice in the selection of their ministers and, more significantly, an assertion of the spiritual independence of the church under the sole headship of Christ.' [Stewart J. Brown in ODNB]. The present group of papers provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the first six months of the Free Church. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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