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        The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present, MDCCCXLIII 1843

      Philadelphia: Carey and Hart. 1843. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1843, featuring Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum" alongside other work by many lesser and forgotten authors. 8vo, original elaborately gilt pictorial black leather. Very good copy with some restoration to spine; new spine leather with original gilt spine leather laid down, coated yellow endpapers have expert japanese paper re-hinging within; light corner rubbing, but really a lovely copy of the rarest of the Gift volumes to which Poe contributed, and certainly containing one of his best known stories.

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        A Christmas Carol. In Prose being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. . First edition. Small 8vo. (8), 166, (2) pp. Publisher’s brown cloth, gilt lettered and decorated to the spine and upper board, yellow endpapers, recent red quarter morocco clamshell box. Four colour plates including the frontispiece plus three illustrations in the text. Wear to the spine extremities with slight loss to the cloth at the foot, small closed split to the cloth along the lower joint, though the binding is sound. Smith, II, 4. It is notoriously difficult to establish the precedence of the states and issues of this first edition, with no clear definition provided by the major Dickens bibliographers. This copy conforms with all of the points of the first issue cited by Smith, who gives no issue precedence as regards the colour of the title page or endpapers. According to his summation this is the first state of the first edition, first issue with Stave I as the first chapter heading, a red and blue printed title page dated 1843 and yellow endpapers. Furthermore, it complies with Todd’s issue point regarding the interval between the blindstamped border and the gilt wreath on the upper board, a theory which Smith gives credence to. Nonetheless, other bibliographers such as Gimbel, contend that the first state of the book should present a red and green printed title page dated 1844 and have light green endpapers. Calhoun and Heaney provide a compelling explanation for this discrepancy by arguing that the green and red title pages were probably printed first, but were immediately set aside when Dickens insisted on the discarding of the green endpapers pre-publication. They speculate that as demand grew and stocks of the preferred title pages and endpapers ran low the original stock of green and red title pages and matching endpapers were bound up until they too were exhausted. With no absolute consensus it is impossible to make any categorical claims for any copy of the first edition, but this is certainly a very early issue.

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        PLAN OF THE PARISH OF ST. GYLES OTHERWISE SARR IN THE COUNTY OF KENT. We the undersigned Tithe Commissioners for England and Wales do hereby certify this to be a copy of the map and plan referred to in the apportionment of the Kent Charge in lieu of tithes in the Parish of St. Gyles otherwise called Sarr in the County of Kent. As witness our hands signed William Blamire and T W Buller. Signed G H Whalley, Assistant Tithe Commissioner. [Signed with initials] E.J.W. 23/3/43

      Surveyor's signature abraded and so far not traced. [John ???man]. 1843 - Finely drawn manuscript tithe map, 25 x 18.75 ins. Ink and colour wash on paper, mounted and laid on linen. Some surface dirt and slight discolouring, later pencilling of names, with occasional additions in pencil. A very attractive mid-19th century Kentish tithe map of the parish now known as Sarre. An interesting feature of the map is that it shows an intricate network of water-filled ditches fed by the River Stour, which were presumably water-meadows. The scale is given at 6 chains to the inch. The fields are numbered and the owners' names have been pencilled on to the map in a later hand. We have obtained a copy of the tithe schedule dated 1841, and most of the information on ownership is the same. From this list we know the uses of each field, i.e. its cultivation (marsh, arable, pasture etc). It also identifies all the buildings on the map, with ownership and use. Using Google Earth, it can be seen that the modern field patterns remain remarkably consistent, the most obvious change being the arc of the railway which cuts across the lower right hand quadrant of the map and the addition of new housing developments. The windmilll still stands (in working order), with the nearby turnpike cottage still standing on the Ramsgate-Canterbury A253. It is truly remarkable that so little has changed in the more than 170 years that have passed since the map was made. The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 set up the Tithe Commission headed by three Commissioners sitting in London, William Blamire (1790-1862), Captain Thomas Wentworth Buller, RN, (1792-1852) and the Rev. Richard Jones. By 1841 G.H. Whalley was an Assistant Commissioner. The Act allowed the substitution of a money payment - the tithe rent-charge - for payment in kind. The first tasks of the Commissioners were to find out where commutation had already taken place, and also to establish the boundaries of every unit in which tithes were paid separately. This unit was known as a tithe district to distinguish it from a parish or township. This map would appear to be a result of these enquiries. KENT MAPS MANUSCRIPTS MAPS- KENT WATERWAYS THANET SOCIAL HISTORY TOPOGRAPHY RIVERS ROADS VILLAGES 19TH CENTURY KENT

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        Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed; with a short account of the Natural History and Habits of the Salmon, Instructions to Sportsmen, Anecdotes, etc. Illustrated by Lithographs and Wood Engravings by L. Hague, T. Landseer, and S. Williams

      London: John Murray, 1843., 1843. First Edition. Large 8vo; pp. xvii, 298. Embellished with a tinted lithographed title page, 3 hand coloured plates and 9 tinted lithographs, as well as a few in text drawings. Presented in a superb late 19th century full brown crushed morocco with gilt titles and fine extra gilt tooling to spine, decorative gilt rule to boards, top edge gilt, marbled end papers, gilt inner dentelles. A fine copy of this '...landmark book in the evolution of the literature of Angling.'

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL

      1843. [the first issue, FINE] In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. 2 pp undated ads. Original rose-brown cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of Dickens's classic ghost story of Ebenezer Scrooge. Dickens wrote this in less than a month, motivated by financial need; he published it himself, with everyone else associated with the book working on a cost-plus basis. Though he wanted to produce a handsome gift volume (with colored plates, colored title page and all edges gilt), the expense of hand-colored plates cut considerably into his profits; as a result, this was his first and last book to include colored plates. The success of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (the first edition sold out on its publication day, 19 December 1843) put Dickens on a much firmer financial standing.~This is a copy of the first issue, with "Stave I" on p. [1] and with the text entirely uncorrected. It has the following additional issue points:~* title page in blue and red, dated 1843~* chalky green endpapers~ * 14-15mm between the gilt wreath and the left margin blind-stamping on the front cover~* a perfect "D" in "Dickens" in the front cover wreath~Bibliographers have disagreed over the years as to what if any significance these issue points may have, but according to the most recent exhaustive study (Todd's, analyzing the front cover), this copy is of the earliest state of the first issue. ~Except for a lengthy-but-discreet 1929 inscription on the front free endpaper, this copy is in FINE CONDITION: there is just one tiny droplet-mark on the front cover, and as usual the volume is slightly askew. Atypically, there is no wear at the spine ends, the endpapers are not cracked, and there are no repairs or "sophistication." The colored plates are clean and bright, and the textual leaves are entirely free of foxing.~Though the first edition of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is not a rare book, copies of the first issue in fine condition have become quite scarce -- as most copies coming onto the market are worn, or are faded, or have cracked endpapers, or have foxed leaves and darkened plates -- or all of the above; or, worse, have been re-cased, re-backed, or even re-bound. Not this copy. Smith II pp 16-29 (citing prior studies by Gimbel, by Calhoun & Heaney, and by Todd); Eckel pp 110-115. Housed in a felt-lined morocco-backed clamshell case.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS)

      Chelsea, 16 Dec. 1843. Letter. Carlyle's name in another early hand at the top of the letter. Minor wear at creases; some mounting traces on verso. Fine. Fine letter (4-3/4" x 7-1/2") consisting of @275 words on 2-1/2 pages on an integral sheet of paper addressed "My Dear Sir" dated 16 December 1843, 5 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, and SIGNED "T. Carlyle." Carlyle thanks the unknown recipient for samples of tobacco sent to him--"one of black common shag, the other of plain brown American leaf, unadulterated by any British manufacturing whatsoever"--and goes on at some length describing the qualities of the tobacco with several mentions of his wife, Jane. In part: "...all this [the black shag] I smoked, not without satisfaction, as a kind superior to any I could procure in these parts. The second specimen I am now engaged in,--and, alas, nearly thro' it; I write to you now for a further supply of this. It comes the nearest to smokeable tobacco of all I have had since last year when some invaluable smuggled Cavendish[?] was ministered to me.... You have great things on the anvil, we hear, at present! May the Destinies will it all to happiness for yourself and another. We are well; at least, well for us, poor [?], ever-afflicted creatures."

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL

      1843. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. 2 pp undated ads. Bound in full green morocco with gilt-paneled spine. The extremely-scarce so-called "Trial Issue" of A CHRISTMAS CAROL -- with half-title printed in green, and with title page dated 1844 and printed in red and green. (In addition, like subsequent earliest copies, the text is "uncorrected" and the Page 1 sub-heading reads "Stave I".) "Trial issue" is almost certainly a misnomer: it is now generally believed that this constitutes the very first issue, quickly altered by Dickens. Quoting Gimbel, who in turn is quoted in Smith...~Completing the work before the end of November (1843), Dickens decided to publish the book himself and gather all the profits... He wanted the CAROL to be a beautiful gift book and took pride in its development. He stipulated the following requirements: a fancy binding, blind-stamped, with gilding on the spine and front cover; all edges gilded; four full-page hand-colored etchings; half-title and title pages printed in colors of bright red and green; and hand-colored green endpapers to match the green title page... However, in examining printed copies prior to publication, Dickens was diusappointed in the appearance of the green titles, which turned drab, and the hand-colored green endpapers, which dusted off and smudged, and had the title page changed to red and blue, the date on the title page changed from 1844 to 1843, and the endpapers changed to yellow, which did not require hand work. Dickens's changes were completed by December 17 and all presentation copies of that date (two days prior to publication) have the above changes.~Because Dickens already had a supply of chalky green endpapers on hand, there are many copies with 1843 title pages printed in red and blue that have those green endpapers, as well as many with Dickens's preferred yellow ones. There are not, however, many copies with the 1844 title page printed in red and green.~This copy is rebound in full dark green morocco with gilt-paneled spine, with later (yellow) endpapers replacing the original chalky green ones that undoubtedly existed in the original binding. The leaves are generally rather thumbed and soiled; the gilt page edges have dulled, less so on gathering H which also contains several corrected-text points (possibly implying that this gathering may have been provided from another copy); the color plates do remain quite bright, though the frontispiece does have a couple of closed tears (no loss). The upper margin of the title page bears a signature dated 10 January 1844, and the half-title bears a signature dated in July 1847 plus the words "L'pool to Cape 65 days". Overall, good-plus condition -- of an issue that we are here offering for the first time in our 29 years of business. Smith II pp 16-29; Podeschi (Gimbel) A79 (first five copies).

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        Diary of Travels and Adventures in Upper India, from Bareilly, in Rohilcund, to Hurdwar, and Nahun, in the Himmalaya mountains, with a tour in Bundelcund, a sporting excursion in the kingdom of Oude, and a voyage down the Ganges, by C. J. C. Davidson ... late Lt.-Colonel of Engineers, Bengal

      London: Henry Colburn, 1843. 2 volumes, octavo. (7 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches). Contemporary calf bound for the Northern Light Board, covers with a border built up from fillets ruled in gilt and blind, the spines in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, green morocco in the third, the uppermost compartment tooled in gilt with Northern Light Board stamp, the others with repeat panelling in gilt, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. A very fine copy of the first edition of this charming and surprisingly rare work. As the title suggests, the work is in fact made up of a series of narratives describing various trips made by the author. The first volume is in three parts. The first part, "Travels from Bareilly, in Rohilcund, to Hurdwar and Nahun," ends abruptly on p.168. On the following page, whilst bewailing the loss to the "literature of the age", the author explains that "a vile thief entered my tents at night, and robbed me of my second volume ... In this manner did I lose my carefully-written account of the sub-Himalayan range, which cost me fully eight months' labour while in the hills"'. The second part in the first volume is on Bundelcund, and the volume ends with the first section of the author's "Journal of a Voyage [started in December 1839] from Allahabad to Calcutta, via Dacca and the Soonderbunds". Volume two is made up of the concluding part of the "Journal of a Voyage...", followed by "A Sporting Tour [undertaken in 1836] in the Kingdom of Oude". The writing style of the author, which manages to be both humourous and bombastic at the same time, allied with his obvious deep knowledge of the country and the people are what give this work its period charm. The work is quite rare, with no other copies listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty five years. A fine copy of a delightful gem which deserves a place in any serious collection of books on the Indian sub- continent.

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        Apauly-Tustennugge

      Philadelphia: Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, 1843. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and slight offsetting with image. 13 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches. 19 x 13 1/4 inches. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. A sensible Creek chief and a courageous warrior, Apauly-Tustennugge (Tustenugge means "Warrior" or "Chieftan") was a member of the Creek delegation that went to Washington in 1826 to dispute the validity of the 1825 Indian Springs Treaty and sign the Treaty of Washington, in which the Creeks were permitted to retain a small portion of their land on the Alabama-Georgia border. However, the white settlers in Alabama soon began to agitate for their removal, which followed soon thereafter. The Creek (Muskoke), was one of the principal tribes in mid-south and later one of the Five Civilized Tribes, inhabited the Southeastern region of the United States until they were removed to Arkansas and Oklahoma. McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. BAL 6934; cf. Bennett p.79; cf. Field 992; cf. Howes M129; cf. Lipperhiede Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character p. 24; Sabin 43410a

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        Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages

      London: William Pickering, 1843 (Chiswick: C. Whittingham). Volume one only, of two: 38 color plates; 29 cm. Added title-page title: Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages from the Seventh to the Seventeenth Centuries. With descriptions by Thomas Wright. Shaw's most ambitious work, described by Ruari McLean as having "a considerable claim to be called the most handsome book created in the whole of nineteenth century" (Victorian Book Design, p. 48). Ray 102. This copy has the bookplate of actor Edwin Booth (1833-1893} with his signed inscription to Jervis McEntee (1828-1891), a landscape painter and a friend of many years. Stock#OB557 oversize. Some foxing; rebound in half leather; good+.

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        Mappa Coelestis sive Tabulae Quinque inerrantium septimum ordinem non excedentium et usque ad XXX gradum decl. Austr. Pertinentium quas pro medio Seculo XIX stereographice construxit

      Leipzig: K. F. Köhler, 1843 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Imperial folio. Large oblong folio (597x664 mm). 3 unnumbered leaves including typographic title and dedication page, 5 engraved star charts printed in black and red after Schwinck by C. E. Weber. Marginal soiling and repaired central vertical crease to title-page, text and plates, plates 3-5 with small tear repaired in lower margin, plate 5 also with repair to upper left corner of margin, verso of plate soiled. Modern quarter black morocco gilt, marbled boards, original printed label laid down on upper cover; label torn with some marginal loss, some soiling, and with later nineteenth-century inscription, green endpapers. Provenance: Gerald F. Fitzgerald; Bibliothek der königl. Haupt-Cadetten-Anstalt Lichtenfelde, Berlin (red ink stamp to title). A fine copy of a rare star atlas. ---- First edition of Schwinck's rare star atlas, dedicated to the German astronomer F. W. Bessel, who advised Schwinck on this work. rare nineteenth-century star atlas. Schwinck's atlas was designed for professional use rather than as a popular atlas. It comprises stars down to seventh order. The finely drawn star constellations are printed in brown color..

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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.

      Chr. Fischer, u.Stämpfli u. Friedrich Schulthess u. J. Körber,, Bern u. Zürich, 1843 - 3 Bde.; 2 Bde.; 3 Bde.; 3 Bde. Bern u. Zürich, Chr. Fischer, u.Stämpfli u. Friedrich Schulthess u. J. Körber, 1843-1858. 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. Pappbde. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückenschildern

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        History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Also His Live Written By Himself, in Which is Included a Continuation of His History of the Grand Rebellion

      Oxford: At the University Press, 1843. A New Edition, from the original manuscript, with copious indexes. Printed double column. The "Life" with a separate title-page dated 1842. Tall 8vo (24.5 by 16.5cm), in handsome and very fine decorated binding of contemporary full diced calf, the boards with a double gilt ruled frame featuring floral corner pieces, larger corner pieces within the frame in a crossed arrow motif, the spine with extensively gilt tooled compartments between gilt stippled and ruled raised bands, two compartments also featuring the crossed arrow central tool, one compartment gilt lettered, board edges gilt decorated, turn-ins decorated in blind, endpapers marbled, a.e.g. 1364 pp. A very handsome copy, quite fine and fresh, most impressive. HANDSOME COPY OF CLARENDON’S GREAT “HISTORY”, ALONG WITH THE LIFE OF CLARENDON. In this edition the original manuscript of the noble author deposited in the Bodleian Library has been followed throughout, the suppressed passages have been restored, and the interpolations made by the first editor have been rejected. Thus, this edition is free from the politically motivated censoring of the original. Clarendon was the most important of the Royalists, and his HISTORY is a composite work, assembled from material written at various times and in various circumstances, but because it was written with an eye to posterity-- for publication when "the passion, rage and furty of this time shall be forgotten"--it remains a classic. It also includes important biographies of important figures such as Lucius Cary Falkland, Sidney Godolphin, William Laud, and Sir Thomas Wentworth Strafford. Upon his death, Clarendon's writings were presented by his heirs to Oxford University. The proceeds from the sale of his HISTORY were used to establish a press at the University which still bears his name.

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        Travels in New Zealand; with Contributions to the Geography, Geology, Botany, and Natural History of that Country

      London: John Murray, 1843. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Uniformly rebound in half-leather and marble paper covered boards with gilt lettered crimson leather title pieces to spines. Both bindings firm and tight; title-pages moderately dust soiled, text age toned but clean with no loose pages, showing no pen-marks and no inscriptions; all plates present but foxed and browned, a few showing some old water marks. This set not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Size: octavo (215 x 140 mm); Pages: vii, [i], 431; iv, 396, complete with 5 plates. Withal, a very sound set, very presentable and in just about very good condition. Scarce.

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        A Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, Performed in His Majesty's Ships Dorothea and Trent, Under the Command of Captain David Buchan, R.N.; 1818; To Which Is Added, a Summary of All the Early Attempts to Reach the Pacific by Way of the Pole

      London: Richard Bentley 1843, 1st Edition. () 1p.l.,ix,[1],351 pp.. Very good. Octavo in original full polished calf. Spine ruled in six compartments. Gilt decoration. 4 lithographic plates (including frontispiece), 2 folding panoramic plates on blue paper. Folding map. Some offsetting to title page otherwise a very nice clean copy. AB 1230. Account of an expedition, under the command of Capt. Buchan in the 'Dorothea,' with the 'Trent' commanded by Sir John Franklin to discover a passage to the Pacific via Arctic waters. From the polar library of Beekman Pool and the armorial bookplate of William Watson Pattinson..

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        BRITISH MOTHS AND THEIR TRANSFORMATIONS

      London: William Smith, 1843. 2 volumes. First Edition. Illustrated with 124 hand-colored lithographed plates, all sound and clean. With a unique, hand-painted, hand-illuminated ownership design on the prelim of Volume I, and decorated with colourful floral borders and embellishments. 4to, bound very handsomely in full morocco extensively decorated, the spines with raised bands gilt ruled, lettered in gilt in two compartments, compartments fully gilt, and the covers ornately gilt tooled in elaborate all-over arabesque designs and borders, a.e.g. xiv, 258; xix, 268 pp. A distinguished set, the bindings unusually handsome, with a touch of rubbing to the heads and tails of the spines,the text blocks clean and tight, upper inner hinges starting in both volumes. SPLENDID BINDINGS AND SUPERB FULL PAGE HAND-COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT. “The British Moths are not perhaps so gaily coloured as their more gaudy rivals, the butterflies; but when we consider the splendid sphinges, or twilight fliers, by which they are linked to the day-flying butterflies, they can scarcely be deemed less beautiful. Indeed, in the larva stage, many moths surpass in their wonderful raiment of velvet and satin, of ermine and sable, jewelled over with gold and silver studs of various metallic tints, anything which the butterfly division can boast...” - the author

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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Perennials, Volume 1

      London: William Smith. 1843. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Volume 1 only. 1843, First Edition, 190 pp. 45 hand-colored plates. Hardcover, large 4to., bound in 3/4 green morocco with green cloth over boards, gilt title and ornamentation on spine, aeg. A couple plates show faint, small spotting; otherwise clean, bright and unmarked plates. Foxing to blank endpapers. Moderate wear to leather corners; scuffing to spine leather and outer hinges; light wear to crown of spine. An excellent copy with botanical plates suitable for framing. Volume 1 only. Rare. Digital images available upon request.

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        Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic of United States of North America. Together with Maps the Vicinities of Thirty-Two of The Principal Cities and Towns of the Union

      Philadelphia: Mitchell, 1843. Engraved map, with full original colour, 24¼ x 33½ inches, with a secondary folding sheet measuring 25¼ x 34¾ inches, with lengthy table of statistics from the 1840 census, surrounded by thirty-two insets of American cities. Gilt-stamped black leather covers with brass clasp. First pocket edition of an important map of the United States. The map was also published in the same year as a wall map on rollers, surrounded by the thirty-two inset maps of American cities, that here are found on a separate sheet. As with all of Mitchell's early maps of the United States, the main map extends no further west than the 95th meridian (eastern Texas). Two insets are "Map of the North-Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842" and "Map of the Southern part of Florida." There is a "Population Table based on the Census of 1840" in the lower left. Rumsey lists editions of 1843, 1846, 1848 and 1850 in a wall map format, but no subsequent pocket map versions. Rumsey Collection: 2290. Streeter Sale (1967), 3861. Ristow, American Maps & Mapamkers, p.310 (ref)

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        Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic or the United State of America

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1843. First pocket map edition, with maps drawn by J.H. Young and engraved by J.H. Brightly bound into a very handsome full green straigt grained morocco elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt, working metal clasp, includes two large color folding maps; one map on the right is of the US showing mostly the eastern portion of the US but including as far west showing a bit of Texas and the Indian Territory, as far North as the Great Lakes & Canada, with two inset maps, Maine and the Southern Florida Peninsula, measuring 34 1/16" x 24 3/4". The map on the left shows insets of 32 cities plus economic and geographical statistics, measuring 25 3/8" x 34 5/16. Both maps contains two to three very small closed tears, mostly to folds, one located within the statistics of the first map(at fold). A very nice set of maps enclosed in a very bright case with very tiny splits to spine ends..

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        The Cerographic Atlas of the United States

      New York: Sidney E. Morse & Co., 1843. Cover printed in letterpress; 16 total, printed back to back; black and white; maps included: Maine; Vermont and New Hampshire; Connecticut; New Jersey; New York; City of New York 1843; New York (city) and Vicinity; Florida (with inset) of West Part of Florida; Georgia; Alabama; Mississippi; Louisiana (showing part of the Texas border lands, Sabine City, Beaumont, Zavilla, Jasper, San Augustin, few others); Maryland and Delaware, with inset of District of Columbia; Virginia; Ohio; Iowa; maps sight at 14" x 11" approx; overall approx. 16 1/2" x 13" size; cerography was the process of engraving on a wax-covered metal plate for which a printing surface is prepared by electrotyping; the cover notes at bottom of copyright information: "Postage. - This number contains two sheets, and the postate is two cents any where within the State, or within 100 miles out of the State. Over 100 miles, and out of the State, three cents."; Since this copy does not have the title of Supplement to the New York Observer, we speculate that perhaps this group of maps may have also been marketed separately from the newspaper affiliation; original softcover printed wraps; printed on thin stock paper; some spotting and foxing, wear, to maps, covers more so; some chipping to edges, no loss to any maps' image; good condition. . Soft Cover. Good.

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        The Deerslayer. A Tale A Tale

      London, Richard Bentley. 1843, 1843. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. With a preface by the author. Issued as part of 'Bentley's Standard Novels'. 12mo, with engraved frontispiece and title page, bound in publisher's purple vertical-ribbed cloth, title in gilt to spine, covers tooled in blind, yellow coated endpapers with printed advertisements. A clean copy in the original cloth; apart from some gentle sunning to cloth, this is an exceptionally fine copy. This novel introduces Natty Bumppo as "Deerslayer", a young frontiersman in early 18th-century New York.

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        The Naturalist's Library. Hummingbirds I and II

      Edinburgh.: W.H. Lizars.. 1843.. Two volumes, 64 handcolored plates, 2 black and white engravings, 7 x 4.25 inches, 191 pp. (I) and 192 pp. (II) in half leather binding with light abrasion to leather and marble-paper covered boards. Gilt-lined raised bands on spine. A total of 64 handcolored plates with tissue guards. (30 in Vol. I and 34 in Vol. II). Each volume with frontispiece and, on title page, a handcolored vignette. Volume I: one 4-sheet section is detached, another 4-sheet section has been glued back in the wrong sequence resulting in plates 16 and 17 being out of sequence; one 2-sheet section detached; front hinge cracked, light abrasion to front free endpaper where label was likely removed. Volume II: Plates 1-2 and 26-27 bound out of sequence, abrasion to front free endpaper where label was likely removed. Very small rectangular cut to leather at base of spine on both books; contents clean and bright. Two plates have very light dampstaining to one edge; a couple of plates have light soiling, but overall the plates are clean and brightly colored. 64 beautifully hand colored plates depicting a great variety of humming birds. The two volumes represent numbers XIV and XV in the 40 volume Naturalist's Library set. The plates are clean and free from blemishes or discoloration. An attractive two volume set with condition issues noted. .

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        ROTEIRO DE GOA A DIU [TÁBUAS DOS ROTEIROS DA ÍNDIA]

      - Fac-simile de um códice similar ao Códice 33 do Cofre da Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra]. Typographia Commercial Portuense. Lithographia de J. C. Villa-Nova Vitoria. Porto. 1843. In fólio. De 30x24 cm. Com 16 fólios duplos. Encadernação do início de séc. xx com lombada em pele, acondicionando os mapas montados em carcelas e reforços de papel nas margens. Ilustrado com 15 mapas desdobráveis litografados reproduzindo em fac-simile a geografia e a hidrografia de: 1) Goa a Nova, 2) Goa a Velha, 3) Carapatam 4) Ceitapor indo ao longo da costa, 5) Rio de Betele, 6) Beiçoim, 7) Chaúl, 8) Dabul, 9) Quelecim, 10) Cifardam, 11) Baía de Cifardam com a terra que vai até Beiçoim, 12) Enseada de Pero Soares, 13) Damda, 14) Terra entre Damda e Chaúl, e 15) Diu. O atlas original quinhentista manuscrito e aguarelado continha os desenhos originais do Vice-Rei da Índia D. João de Castro, feito a partir dos seus próprios apontamentos e destinados a ilustrar os textos da sua obra conhecida por o Roteiro de Goa a Diu. Inocêncio (III, 345) menciona a edição na qual se insere este atlas: "Primeiro Roteiro da costa da India, desde Goa até Dio; narrando a viagem que fez o Vice-rei D. Garcia de Noronha em soccorro d'esta ultima cidade 1538 1539. Segundo manuscripto autographo, publicado por Diogo Kopke, capitão da terceira secção do Exercito, Lente da Academia Polytechnica do Porto, etc. Porto, Typ. Comm. Portuense 1843. 8.º max. de XLVI 284 pag., em que se comprehendem de pag. 231 em diante Observações e notas do editor. Bella edição, adornada do retrato lithographado do infante D. Luis, de duas gravuras abertas em madeira, e de dous curiosos fac-similes do manuscripto original. Serve-lhe de complemento um atlas colorido. O manuscripto autographo, pelo qual foi feita esta edição (como o editor declara no seu noticioso e bem trabalhado prefacio) é o proprio que pertencêra n'outro tempo a livraria de Antonio d'Araujo, conde da Barca e existia ultimamente em mão de uma pessoa particular da provincia do Minho". Vide fac-simile moderno na nossa referência 1110JC112. [EN] Later binding (early 20th Century half calf) gathering maps previously kept folded and with some marginal repairs. Illustrated with 15 folding lithographed facsimile of maps (not colored), reproducing geography and hydrography of the Western Indian coast: 1) New Goa, 2) Velha Goa 3) Carapatam 4) Ceitapor going along the coast, 5) Betel River 6) Beiçoim, 7) Chaul, 8) Dabul, 9) Quelecim, 10) Cifardam, 11) Bay of Cifardam with the land going up Beiçoim, 12) Cove of Pero Soares, 13) Damda 14) the coast between Damda and Chaul, and 15) Diu. This collection reunites the tables or pictures of a 16th Century Atlas (a manuscript originally aquatinted). In the present case this is a variant of the original log book of India’s Portuguese Vice-Roy D. João de Castro, taken from his own graphics notes, and intended to illustrate the texts of his works, known as the Logbook from Goa to Diu. V. Ref. 1110JC112 in our catalogues. Inocêncio (III, 345) mentions but does not describe this atlas "Serves as an atlas, colored" to the facsimile publish by Diogo Kopke, based on a manuscript that once belonged to Antonio d'Araujo, Count of Barca, and owned in 1843 to a private person living in Minho, Northern Portugal. Location/localizacao: raros

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        The Irish Sketch-Book

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1843 First edition. Two volumes bound in contemporary 3/4 decorative gilt stamped dark brown calf with 5 raised bands over marbled boards with matching endpapers and gilt top stains. A very good set with light rubbing and wear to corners and spines, bookplates to pastedowns, and repair to hinge of volume one.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        THE IRISH SKETCH-BOOK. By "Mr. M.A. Titmarsh" [pseud]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1843.. Two volumes. Original dark green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Engraved frontispieces and illus. by the author. First edition. Slight darkening to edges of frontispieces, yellow coated endsheets darkened, one hinge faintly cracking, a few stray marks to cloth and faint ring mark, slight fray at crown of one spine, otherwise a very bright, pleasant set, in two half morocco slipcases (one damaged at top panel). VAN DUZER 96.

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        The LIFE And ADVENTURES Of MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT, His Relatives, Friends and Enemies: Comprising His Wills and His Ways: With an Historical Record of What He Did, and What He Didn't: Showing, Moreover, Who Inherited the Family Plate, Who Came in for the Silver Spoons, and Who for the Wooden Ladles. The Whole Forming a Complete Key to the House of Chuzzlewit. Edited by Boz. With Illustrations by "Phiz."

      New York:: Harper & Brothers,. [1843 - 1844].. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 5-7/8". 2nd US edition, following that of Winchester (Edgar & Vail, p. 22; Gimbel A73; Wilkins, p. 24). Not in the Calinescu Collection Catalogue, nor the McGuire Collection Catalogue. 7 parts, complete. Text double column, ~ 48 pp per part. Volume prelims in Part VII, as per usual publisher practice.. Part I in printed buff paper wrappers; Parts II - VII in printed greenish blue paper wrappers.. Part III imperfect, lacking the last 4 leaves of text & the rear. wrapper. Part VI spine paper perished, with wrappers now detached.. Parts I, III & V with ownership signature of J. W. Ford (?) to top. margin of front wrapper. General wear, chipping & staining. In. general, with a nod to the imperfect III, the parts' condition ranges. from Good - Very Good.. NB. Gimbel notes Part I lacking "82 Cliff Street" in the wrapper imprint; which is present on this copy. & & Scarce set in Parts- the first time we've been able to offer one. . 14 steel engraved plates, 2 per part.

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        Journals of the Rev. Messrs. Isenberg and Kraph, Missionaries of the Church Missionary Society, Detailing Their Proccedings in the Kingdom of Shoa

      London: Seeley, Burnside, and Seeley, 1843. A rare book, and a cornerstone of East African exploration. Title continued, "and Journeys in Other Parts of Abyssinia in the Years 1839. 1840, 1841 and 1842 to which is prefixed a Geographical Memoir of Abyssinia and South-Eastern Africa, by James M'Queen, Esq. Grounded on the Missionaries' Journals, and the Expedition of the Pacha of Egypt Up the Nile". German Protestant Missionaries, Isenberg and Krapf provide details of the slave trade, East African towns visited, and the local tribes. Pages xxvii, 529 plus 4 page publisher ads. The maps have some color, and one has professional repairs on the verso, both now in fine condition. Original brown cloth with fine rebacking and original backstrip laid down on the spine, slight wear at the corners and new endpapers. Protected in a clear, mylar dustjacket. Inside, clean and tight, hint of foxing only on the last few pages, Bowdoin College library on the back of the maps. (see Pankhurst 22., Hess-Coger 717). Rare, only one copy on the internet, for $4986., at this writing. . First Edition. Illus. by Two Excellent Folding Maps of Ethiopia. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        THE FASHIONABLE SCIENCE OF PARLOUR MAGIC. BEING THE NEWEST TRICKS OF DECEPTION, DEVELOPED AND ILLUSTRATED,

      Published by the author, no date, circa 1843.. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN EXPOSURE OF THE PRACTICE MADE USE OF BY PROFESSIONAL CARD PLAYERS, BLACKLEGS AND GAMBLERS. [wavy rule] BY J. H. ANDERSON, "THE GREAT WIZARD OF THE NORTH". [wavy rule], [printer's ornament -quill with wings] PUBLISHED BY THE " GREAT WIZARD OF THE NORTH", "AT HIS TEMPLE OF MAGIC". This copy collates the same as the copy listed in Raymond Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876, page 24 No 17, this copy just slightly smaller in size, no edition stated on title page. 12mo, approximately 167 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, pale pink full length portrait of Anderson showing him performing a card trick as frontispiece, pale brown dedication page (not mounted), woodcut illustrations in the text, pages: [1-5], 6-48, [49] - An Exposure of the Practices, pages 50-60 [61] Ruses, pages 62-68 [69] - Verses, pages 70-71 To Amateurs [72], signatures: A-C12 , signature A2, B2, C2, are out of sequence, probably sheets from other printings? Lacks the original wrappers, recased in grey cloth spine, marbled wrappers, brown coated endpapers. Endpapers have pale stains, pale age-browning, mostly to margins, otherwise a very good copy. A scarce pamphlet which is very difficult to date accurately. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        RECUEIL DES LETTRES MISSIVES DE HENRI IV publié par M. Berger de Xivrey. [7 volumes].

      1843 - Paris, Imprimerie Royale [puis Impériale], 1843-58. Sept volumes grand in-quarto demi-veau glacé bleu nuit, dos quatre nerfs plats filetés, filets gras et perlés, auteur, titre et tomaison dorés (reliure de l’époque). Tome I : XLI pages (dont faux-titre et titre), 710 pages, (1) f. de table, 2 fac-similés dépliants ; Tome II : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, VI pages, (1) f., 657 pages, 3 planches dépliantes ; Tome III : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, XXIII pages, (1) f., 877 pages, 2 planches dépliantes ; Tome IV : XXI pages (dont faux-titre et titre), 1077 pages, (1) f. de table des matières, 3 planches dépliantes ; Tome V : XVI-768 pages, (1) de table, 3 planches dépliantes ; Tome VI : XV-718 pages, 1 planche dépliante ; Tome VII : XVI-955 pages, (2) ff. de table et errata, 2 planches dépliantes. Rousseurs, parfois fortes, accroc à la coiffe inférieure du tome V, début de fente en queue du mors inférieur du tome VI. ÉDITION ORIGINALE imprimée sur papier vergé et ornée de 16 PLANCHES dépliantes de fac-similés de lettres. Tome I : 1562-1584 - Tome II : 1585-1589 - Tome III : 1589-1593 - Tome IV : 1593-1598 - Tome V : 1599-1602 - Tome VI : 1603-1606 - Tome VII : 1606-1610. De la «Collection de documents inédits de l'Histoire de France ». Deux tomes supplémentaires, publiés par J. Guadet, paraîtront en 1872 et 1876. SÉDUISANT EXEMPLAIRE, bien relié à l'époque, CONDITION RARE. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters and Sketches with a Narrative of a Year's Residence among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains

      Philadelphia: M. Fithian, 1843 12mo., (7 2/8 x 4 2/8 inches). Lithographed frontispiece, 11 lithographed plates and one large folding plate (some heavy spotting). Contemporary speckled sheep, the smooth spine ruled in 5 panels, black morocco lettering-piece in one (a bit rubbed, but ATTRACTIVE). Provenance: With the ownership inscription of Joseph Neill dated 1872 on the recto of the first blank. First edition. De Smet left his native Belgium in 1821 to be a novitiate at Whitemarsh, near Baltimore, in Maryland. In 1823 he moved to Florissant, near St. Louis, which eventually grew to become St. Louis University. From 1838 he began his legendary work with Native Americans, helping to found a mission among the recently relocated Potawatomis, in the region of what is now Council Bluffs, Iowa. Later he worked among the Flathead or Salish people, and founded St. Mary's Mission among the Salish, near Missoula, Montana. Eventually settling in St. Louis de Smet nevertheless travelled extensively during his lifetime: some estimates exceed 180,000 miles (including trips to and from Europe). "De Smet's missionary travels in the upper Missouri River region and the Northwest during the 1840s had made him well known among many tribes, and the federal government began to turn to him as an intermediary. In 1851 he was asked to attend the first Fort Laramie Peace Council as a "pacificator." In 1858 General William S. Harney requested De Smet as chaplain for military expeditions to Utah, in response to the Mormon rebellion and then to the "Yakima War" in Oregon. In 1864, 1867, and 1868 he was recruited to help with government peace missions on the northern plains. He generally declined to travel with the army, believing it would compromise his credibility, and instead traveled ahead, engaging in more private conversations and trying to bring delegations of Native American leaders to talks with government and military agents. Government leaders believed he had greater influence with Native Americans than "any other living white man," even in hostile settings. He gained great fame when he entered the camp of Sitting Bull in the face of threats to kill the first white man who appeared. General David S. Stanley reported that De Smet was told, "If it had been any other man than you, Blackrobe, this day would have been his last." Among Native Americans, De Smet was a trusted friend and in some cases an adopted relative. He saw himself as an advocate for Indians and was critical of their treatment by the government, pointing out white American "provocations and injustice." (Bruce David Forbes for ANB). Field 1423; Graff 3823; Howes D283; Sabin 82262; Streeter 2095; Wagner-Camp 102:1. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries.com .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wiesbaden, 18. XI. 1843. - 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884) in Darmstadt: "So eben von Frankfurt zurückgekehrt, wo ich einige Tage zubrachte, erhalte ich zu meinem größten Erstaunen ein Schreiben von Dir, das vom 16. Okt. datiert ist [.] Dies zu meiner Rechtfertigung, da Du wahrscheinlich inzwischen gedacht haben wirst: 'Der Frank ist ein Flegel, der mir nicht antwortet.' Die Unpässlichkeit meiner Frau hat sich seither als Schwangerschaft herausgestellt und sie mußte somit die ehrenvollen Einladungen, die ihr von Mannheim, Stuttgart und Prag wurden, ablehnen, da ihr der Arzt fürs Erste das Auftreten verbothen hat, was ihr um so unangenehmer ist, als sie sich brillant bei Stimme fühlt. Von Mangold habe ich ein Schreiben erhalten [.] worin er meine Frau eine Gastrolle biethet. Du siehst wohl ein, daß es meiner Frau das Ehrgefühl verbothen haben würde, selbst wenn sie singen dürfte, eine Gastrolle anzunehmen. In etwa 3-4 Wochen wird sie wieder kampffähig sein und wenn sich dann Gelegenheit zum Gastspiele findet, wird sie mit Freuden wieder thätig sein [.] Dräxler[-Manfred] trägt mir auf, Dich zu grüßen [.]". - Gustav von Frank leitete von 1841 bis 1843 das Theater in Pest. Von 1845 bis 1847 Redakteur der "Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur und Mode", wurde er 1848 Schriftleiter des "Wiener Bürgerblattes" (später "Wiener Demokratisches Bürgerblatt"). Er mußte als Mitglied der Akademischen Legion nach der Niederwerfung der Revolution 1848 über Leipzig nach London fliehen, wo er in Armut seinem Leben ein Ende setzte. - Bl. 2 mit kleinem Ausschnitt durch Siegelbruch;

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        Statuti civili e criminali Di CORSICA: pubblicati, con addizioni inedite e con una introduzione per munificenza del Conte Carlo Andrea POZZODIBORGO.

      Stamperia Di Dumoulin, Ronet E Sibuet 1843 - 2 tomes reliés en 1 volume in-8 ( 255 X 160 mm ) de CLIX-276 et 193 pages, broché, dos factice muet. Rousseurs, bon exemplaire de cette rare édition originale enrichie d'un envoi autographe signé de Carlo Andrea POZZODIBORGO. italie Corse droit Histoire Regionalisme

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        Oeuvres de Laplace. 7 Vols.Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1843-47.

      First edition, and a very fine set in full morocco, of the collected works of one of 'the most influential scientists in all history' (DSB). The works reprinted here (<i>Trait de mcanique cleste, Exposition du systme du monde, Thorie analytique des probabilits and Essai philosophique sur les probabilits</i>) represent Laplace's theories on mathematical probability, celestial mechanics, integral calculus, cosmology, and theory of games of chance. The <i>Trait de mecanique celeste</i> has been considered a sequel to Newton's Principia (Horblit/Grolier 63).. Fully complete with all half titles: pp [6] xvi 420; [4] xvi 440; [8] xx 382; [4] xxxx 552 and 1 folding lithographed plate; [6] vi 540 [2:errata]; [4] viii 480; [6] cxcvi 692. A very clean and fresh set bound in fine morocco bindings, richly gilt spines, and all edges gilt

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        On Quaternions

      London: Richard and John E. Taylor. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST APPEARANCE of the first presentation of Hamilton&#39;s Quaternions, "a turning point in the development of mathematics" that "made possible the creation of the general theory of relativity" (Pickering; PMM). "The achievement in pure mathematics for which [Hamilton] is best remembered now is the invention of quaternions, a linear algebra of rotations in space of three dimensions. Quaternions were the first non-commutative number system system to be investigated in detail, and Hamilton&#39;s discovery that a consistent and useful system of algebra could be constructed without obeisanse to the commutative law of multiplication was comparable in importance to the invention of non-Euclidian geometry. Quaternions led to vector analysis, and were eventually superceded by the later, which has become of the greatest importance in mathematical physics and was developed by Ritman and Christoffel into tensor analysis. This made possible the creation of the general theory of relativity" (PMM 334). Hamilton&#39;s invention "was the first example of a coherent, significant mathematical system that preserved all of the laws of ordinary arithmetic, with the exception of commutativity... [His] ideas had an enormous influence on the gradual introduction and use of vectors in physics. Hamilton used the name scalar for the real part a of the quaternion, and the term vector for the imaginary part bi + cj + dk, and defined what are now known as the scalar (or dot) and vector (or cross) products. It was through successive work in the 19th century of the Britons Peter Guthrie Tait, James Clerk Maxwell, and Oliver Heaviside and the American Josiah Willard Gibbs that an autonomous theory of vectors was first established while developing on Hamilton&#39;s initial ideas" (Britannica). Recently, quaternions have found new life in the modeling of the three-dimensional rotations involved in modern computer graphics. "Hamilton&#39;s achievement in constructing quaternions is of considerable historical interest. It marked a turning point in the development of mathematics, involving as it did the introduction of noncommuting quantities into the subject matter of the field as well as an exemplary set of new entities and operations, the quaternion systerial agency, harnessing and directing that agency--domesticating it" (Andrew Pickering, "Concepts and the Mangle of Practice: Constructing Quaternions"). Hamilton first presented his remarkable invention of Quaternions in a lecture given at the Royal Irish Academy on November 13, 1843. Though Hamilton&#39;s lecture is recorded in the Proceedings of the Academy for that date, his work on Quaternions did not appear in print until July of 1844 in the present volume. He later expanded and developed his invention in his more famous 1853 book Lectures on Quaternions (listed in PMM). In: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine, vol.XXV, 3rd Series, no.163, 166 & 169. London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1844. Octavo, early contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Some rubbing to spine and extremities. Internally fine.

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        MITCHELL&#146;S NATIONAL MAP OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC OF UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. TOGETHER WITH MAPS THE VICINITIES OF THIRTY- TWO OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES AND TOWNS OF THE UNION

      Philadelphia: Mitchell, 1843.. Folding map, 24 1/4 x 33 1/2 inches, with full period color. With a secondary folding sheet measuring 25 1/4 x 34 3/4 inches, with lengthy table of statistics from the 1840 census, surrounded by thirty-two insets of American cities. Bound into original 12mo. black morocco boards, elaborately stamped in gilt with rising sun, eagle, and globe motifs, with original brass clasp. Very good. First pocket edition of an important map of the United States. The map was also published in the same year as a wall map on rollers, surrounded by the thirty-two inset maps of American cities, that are found here on a separate sheet. As with all of Mitchell&#146;s early maps of the United States, the main map extends no further west than the 95th meridian (eastern Texas). Two insets are "Map of the North- Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842" and "Map of the Southern part of Florida." There is a "Population Table based on the Census of 1840" in the lower left. Rumsey lists editions of 1843, 1846, 1848, and 1850 in a wall map format, but no subsequent pocket map versions. RUMSEY 2290. STREETER SALE 3861. RISTOW, p.310 (ref).

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        Autograph quotation signed and dated, (Thomas, 1795-1881, Historian)

      1843 - "the Night cometh wherein no man can work", London, 24th September mounted with a contemporary engraving

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        Frygt og Bæven. Dialektisk Lyrik af Johannes de silentio.

      C.A. Reitzel, København 1843. VIII+133 sider. Næsten samtidigt halvlæderbind af kalveskind. De udvendige false lidt skrammede. Gamle navne på fribladet.. Første udgave. Himmelstrup 48.** First edition. Near contemporary half-calf binding with gilt decorations on spine. Old names on flyleaf

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        Enten-Eller. Et Livs-Fragment udgivet af Victor Eremita.

      2 volumes. C.A. Reitzel, Copenhagen 1843. (XXII)+470; (8)+368 pages, including both the halftitle pages, which normally are missing. Bound in two slightly newer (early 20th century) halfleather bindings of calf. With gilt decoration on the spines and topedges gilt. Untrimmed. Lithographed portrait of Kierkegaard inserted. Bookplate on fly-leaf (Peter Magnussen). Very minor foxing inside. Sidepaper on the first volume with a small tear. A nice copy indeed.. Printing and the Mind of Man 314; Himmelstrup 20. First edition of Kierkegaards main work, only printed in 525 copies. Note that the text on the spine of this contemporary set simply says "Enten-Eller" and not Kierkegaard: They were published by the unlikely author name "Victor Eremita", which everybody of course reckoned as a false name

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        The Prophet of the Nineteenth Century; or the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Mormons, or Latter-day Saints: To Which is Appended an Analysis of the Book of Mormon

      London: J.G.F. And J. Rivington, 1843. xx, 277pp, [3]. Original blindstamped cloth, title in gilt to spine. Spine ends slightly chipped, corners bumped and worn, slightly discoloured, light dampstaining to rear bottom corner. Internally some light browning, lacks ffep, frontispiece oxidised, previous owners name written several times to front pastedown. Lithographic frontispiece &#39;The prophet pronouncing the Greek psalter to be a dictionary of Egyptian hieroglyphics&#39;. Flake/Draper 01237, Hawes C235. First Edition. Hardback. Good. 8vo.

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        Palaeographia Sacra Pictoria: Being a Series of Illustrations of the Ancient Versions of the Bible Copied from Illuminated Manuscripts Executed between the Fourth and Sixteenth Centuries

      London: William Smith, 1843-1845. First edition.. Folio, approximately 10 by 12 inches. Preliminary matter and letterpress descriptions arranged according to the different versions of the Bible: Original languages, Oriental versions, Western versions. Complete with 50 chromolithographed plates highlighted with gold and silver. Sections are: Hebrew, Greek, Syrian, Coptic, Arabic, Armenian, then Latin (Ancient Italian, Irish, Welsh, Anglo-Saxon, Frankish, Lombardic, Visigothic-Spanish, Modern Gothic, Roman Revival; then Slavonic, Moesogothic, Anglo-Saxon an a few more recent Western versions executed before the invention of Printing. Contemporary half leather, spine in six compartments with raised bands, tooled in guilt, marbled paper boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A couple of text pages with light foxing else a fine copy. A reprint by Bohn was issued in 1849.

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

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1843- 48., 1843. FIRST EDITIONS. Small 8vo. Illustrated with engravings; &#39;A Christmas Carol&#39; with many plates hand coloured. 5 volumes uniformly bound in bright red crushed morocco leather, five raised bands to spine, delicate floral gilt, lavish bells and holly decoartions to all boards, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. Original cloth bound in at the rear. Internally clean and bright. Minor repair to corner of pictorial title page of the Haunted Man volume. Tissue guards present. Occasional foxing. A fine set in sumptuous leather binding. All First Editions, various issues. Christmas Carol first issue with &#39;Stave 1&#39;. 1st Issue Cricket on the Hearth, 4th Issue Battle of Life, 2nd Issue Chimes. A neat and pretty little set. Eckell [110]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [254]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Raccolta delle Principale Vedute di Roma e Suoi Contorni

      Rome: l&#146;editore Tomasso Cuccioni, 1843. . Oblong folio, (31 x 46 cm). Nineteenth century black half morocco over green cloth boards, spine flat with double gilt rules and brief title in gilt, red speckled edges. Engraved title with vignette and 62 black and white engraved views of Rome, mostly by or after Cottafavi. The first plate being a panoramic view of the city with forty-eight of the principal buildings numbered in accordance with a key beneath the illustration. Spine with slight loss to head and foot, joints starting but holding firm, occasional light foxing, otherwise a decent copy. There doesn&#146;t appear to be a standard collation for the work, other copies traced in auction records vary significantly in their plate counts. This example has more plates than is usual.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF FERDINAND AND ISABELLA, THE CATHOLIC, OF SPAIN

      Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843. 3 volumes. Early printing in original three-decker format. With a number of engraved portraits and other illustrations. 8vo, very handsomely bound in fine dark-blue morocco over marbled boards, the spines with raised bands gilt stopped, compartments with fine decorated panels gilt, two compartments lettered in gilt, covers with gilt border lines, t.e.g. cxxiv, 411; xvi, 531; xviii, 509 pp. A very handsome set in fine order and a pleasing state of preservation. SCARCE IN FINE BINDING AND A VERY HANDSOME SET INDEED OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK. William Prescott was known as one of the United States&#146; foremost historians. At the time that Prescott undertook this project, no English speaking historians had explored Spanish history using Spanish sources. With the increasing liberalization of the government at the time of his writing, he was able to take full advantage of primary sources that had been previously inaccessible to scholars. Additionally, he drew upon literary, political and traditional historical sources to give a more complex, and ultimately more complete interpretation of the history at the time. Interestingly, Prescott had lost his sight at the beginning of this project and was thus forced to rely on a reader for all of his research. Prescott&#146;s work begins with a rigorous explication of Spanish history during the Middle Ages and an account of Spain&#146;s political conditions in the fifteenth century. There is also a discussion of the Moors and the development of the Inquisition. As a description of the critical period of Spanish history when Spain was consolidated into one of the first nation-states from a number of smaller kingdoms, this work remains unrivaled. This was Prescott&#146;s first history, taking ten years of his life to complete. Its superior qualities were recognized throughout Europe and America, putting his reputation at the head of American historians.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN YUCATAN

      London: John Murray, 1843. 2 volumes. First edition. With 120 fine engravings, including the two large multi-folding frontispieces and a folding map. The engraved plates were made from daguerreotype views and drawings by Frederick Catherwood. 8vo, very handsomely bound by Bayntun of Bath in three-quarter royal blue morocco over marbled boards, the spines richly gilt tooled with elaborate panel designs within gilt ruled compartments between gilt decorated raised bands, two compartments lettered in gilt, corner-pieces gilt ruled, t.e.g. xii, 459; xvi, 478. An ususually fine and handsome set, very well preserved and very clean, a touch of unnoticeable refurbishment to the folding plates. RARE FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF STEPHENS&#146; CLASSIC WORK ON CENTRAL AMERICA. Stephens was the first westerner to penetrate the jungles of Central America and explore the ruins of the Mayan civilization. William Catherwood&#39;s drawings of stelae and other monuments and buildings contribute enormously to the importance of the work. Their first expedition into Central America was cut short by illness before the regions of Yucatan were completely explored; this is the account of their second sojourn into those areas, to complete the work they had originally undertaken. Stephens&#146; work inspired generations of Meso-American scholars to preserve and explore these remarkable ruins. Catherwood&#146;s illustrations set the standard for archaeological illustration and in this case are the earliest and sometimes the only record of these monuments. Stephens had been sent, in 1839, by President Martin Van Buren to Central America on a confidential diplomatic visit. He was accompanied by Frederick Catherwood, an English artist with archeological experience. Together, they recorded teir observations on the ancient ruins in words and sketches, publishing INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN CENTRAL AMERICA, CHIAPAS AND YUCATAN in 1841. In the same year they returned to the region for a more comprehensive study and in 843 published their second collaborative effort INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN YUCATAN. In these works, &#147;the wonderful structures of the race of Indians which once inhabited the peninsula of Central America are here described by pen and pencil with great clearness and minuteness&#148; (Field, 379). Stephens wrote &#147;with a quick and keen observation, an appreciative and good-natured sense of the ludicrous, and a remarkable facility of retaining vividly to the last the freshness of first impressions&#148; (DNB). As a result of his extensive travels and popular narrative accounts, Stephens quickly became known as &#147;the American traveler&#148; (DNB).

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        Istoria del Concilio di Trento scritta dal padre Sforza Pallavicino della Compagnia di Gesù poi Cardinale della Santa Romana Chiesa. Ove insieme rifiutasi con autorevoli testimonianze un'Istoria falsa divolgata nello stesso argomento sotto nome di Pietro Soave Polano

      Pirotta,, Milano, 1843 - Sei parti in tre volumi di cm. 22,5, pp. lxiv, 327 (1); 545 (1); 525 (3); 466 (2); 535 (1); 383 (1) + 85 (3) d'indici. Bellissima leg. coeva in mezza pelle verde con ricchi ed eleganti fregi, tit. e filetti in oro al dorso. Ottimamente conservato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Handbuch des Schachspiels

      x+494+[4 ad] pages with tables and diagrams. Small quarto (10 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound three quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine. Introduction by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 713) Second edition.Handbuch des Schachspiels (Handbook of Chess, often simply called the Handbuch) is a chess book, first published in 1843 by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa. It was one of the most important opening references for many decades. The Handbuch had been the project of Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, who was with von der Lasa a member of the Berlin Chess Club and the influential group of chess masters later called the Berlin Pleiades. Bilguer died in 1840, with the work still in the early stages. Von der Lasa completed the project and saw it published, with his friend von Bilguer alone named as author. It contained comprehensive analyses of all opening variations then known, plus a section on the history and literature of chess. Von der Lasa prepared four further editions (1852, 1858, 1864, and 1874). The sixth edition (1880) was by Constantin Schwede; and the seventh edition (1891) was by Emil Schallopp, with the assistance of Louis Paulsen. Carl Schlechter, who had drawn a match for the World Championship with Emanuel Lasker in 1910, prepared the eighth and final edition. Published in eleven parts between 1912 and 1916, it totaled 1,040 pages and included contributions by Rudolf Spielmann, Siegbert Tarrasch, and Richard Teichmann. International Master William Hartston called it "a superb work, perhaps the last to encase successfully the whole of chess knowledge within a single volume."Condition: Rebound, damp stain through page 53, some foxing else about very good.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Neuestes und gründlichstes alphabetisches Lexicon der sämmtlichen Ortschaften der deutschen Bundesstaaten. Nebentitel: Vollständiges topographisch-justitiarisches Handbuch der sämmtlichen Deutschen Bundesstaaten ... Abteilung 2, enthaltend die Großherzogthümer Baden, Hessen, Luxemburg, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Oldenburg und die Herzogthümer Holstein und Lauenburg

      Naumburg, Zimmermann 1843 -1845. 22 cm. 2 Bände. 8, (4), 820; (4), 856 Seiten Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung - Engelmann, Geogr. 420 - Innendeckel Besitzvermerk "Landgericht zu Vechta", schönes Exemplar -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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