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        Les Mysteres De Paris

      Paris; 1843-1844: Charles Gosselin A new edition, revised by the author. First printing of the illustrated edition (appearing one year after the first edition) Four parts in four volumes bound from the original parts in 3/4 brown morocco over brown pebble grained cloth, raised bands, compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, original paper wraps bound in. Illustrated with 81 steel and wood engravings, and textual vignettes by Honore Dauier, Gustave Staal, Hippolyte Pauquet, Karl-Pierre Daubigny, Charles Travies and others. Some rubbing and scattered foxing but a very nice set of this scarce work.. Quarto.

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        Oche-Finceco

      Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, Philadelphia 1843 - Beautiful portrait from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project, sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. Oche-Finceco was a Creek chief who signed the treaty between his nation and the federal government in Washington in 1826. It is unclear whether or not he was bribed to do so, but afterwards, he committed suicide. Minor chips and some staining along edges. Light offsetting. One of many Native American portraits in our collection. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 20.75" x 15".

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        O-Hya-Wa-Mince-Kee, a Chippewa Chief

      - Folio first edition of Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia, published by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, 1843. Some minor offsetting.

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        On-Ge-Wae. A Chippewa Chief

      Daniel Rice & James B. Clark, Philadelphia 1843 - Beautiful portrait from the folio edition of McKenney and Hall's "History of the Indian Tribes of North America". As Superintendent of the Indian Trade Bureau, Thomas McKenney wanted to document the rapidly disappearing culture of the American natives. He activated the project,sponsored by the War Department, by commissioning writer James Hall and Charles Bird King, a renowned American portraitist. King painted the prominent Indians while they visited Washington D.C. as treaty delegates. Most of the original oil paintings were destroyed by fire in the Smithsonian Museum in 1865. These lithographs, published 1842-58, are all that remain and are still hailed as one of the best visual records of influential Native Americans of the nineteenth century. Overall toning and wear. A few tears and chips to edges. Small stain in right margin. One of many Native American portraits in our collection. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 20" x 14".

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        LAS SIETE PARTIDAS. Glosadas por el Lic. Gregorio López

      - Madrid, Cia. gral. de Impresores del Reino, 1843-44,4 tomos en folio piel, VIII+652+12, 933+19, 568+10 y 543 págs.+ 2 árboles genealógicos

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        Histoire de la ville et des seigneurs de Commercy.

      Typ. de Numa Rolin 1843 - - Typ. de Numa Rolin, Bar-Le-Duc _1843, 16x25cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Edition originale. Reliures en demi basane chocolat à coins, dos passés à quatre fins nerfs comportant de petites traces de frottements, armes frappées à l'or sur les dos, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, très légers accrocs sans gravité sur certaines coupes, coins très légèrement émoussés. Ouvrage orné de 28 planches hors-texte ainsi que de figures in-texte. Rousseurs éparses, trois mouillures claires et marginales affectant sans trop de gravité les volumes. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers

      - 1843 Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1st, 4to, pp.x, 424, 4 pgs ads, color lithograph frontis, 1 color & 7 bw lithographs, 9 color topographical sketches, 2 maps (1 lg fldg), text illus, appendices, orig blindstamped green cloth w/ gilt lettered spine with a 3-pg contemporary hand-written note; cloth spine faded, sharp corners, front hinge starting, name of J. Ladd to fep, fldg map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good. ----- Forbes was a Scottish physicist and glaciologist who made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphiné. He visited Norway primarily for scientific research on glaciers. He wrote two books related to mountaineering, and over 100 papers on glaciers, which are the first English accounts of systematic Alpine exploration and description of various regions. This, his first book, is regarded as the most scientifically important of all books of Alpine travel. Included is a 3-page handwritten note, referencing page numbers within the text, discussing and calculating the necessity of ascending to Montanvert to obtain a true view of the Mer de Glace. It is possible this is in Forbes’ hand but was certainly written by one quite familiar with the area. From the collection of William S. Ladd with his son’s name in small print. Rare first edition with the folding map and a most interesting note. Meckly 073, Neate F45, Perret 1707. ----- Ladd, William S., MD. (1887 – 1949) – AAC Councilor (1923-25), Vice-President (1926-28), President (1929-31), Honorary Member (1949) and member of the Alpine Club of Canada, the Alpine Club, and Club Alpin Francais (honorary). He started climbing at an early age with ascents of Mt. Hood (1904, 1905, 1911) and in the Canadian Rockies (1905). He made the first ascent of Mt. Saskatchewan, Canada, (1923, with Conrad Kain), attempted Mt. Fairweather (1926) and was a member of the first ascent team in 1931, and climbed in the Alps (1928). Ladd oversaw the participation and the founding of the Union International des Associations d’Alpinism (UIAA) and gave the gift of the AAC’s first clubhouse, an old fire station located on the upper East side of Manhattan. During his term the first American Alpine Journal was published (1929). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Chapman and Hall 1843., 1843. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with 'Stave I' and uncorrected text. Foolscap octavo, pp.[viii]; 166; 2 [advertisements]. Illustrated with four hand-coloured steel engravings by John Leech and four textual woodcuts by W.J. Linton. Title printed in red and blue, half title in blue. Publisher's original salmon cloth with gilt titles to spine and centre of upper, blind tooling to boards, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. The front board features a perfect 'D' within 'Dickens' and a 13mm closest gap from left margin to left of wreath. Slight spine lean, faint owner name (Paget) to margin of title, faint marginal browning to page 24, small mark to verso of flyleaf else internally clean. Binding is bright and fresh displaying gentle wear only. A lovely near fine copy, housed in a protective fleece-lined clamshell box. Eckel [110], Smith, part II, item 4.

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        KA PALAPALA HEMOLELE A IEHOVA KO KAKOU AKUA O KE KAUOHA KAHIKO A ME KE KAUOHA HOU I UNUHIIA MAILOKO MAI O NA OLELO KAHIKO

      Oahu and Honolulu: Na Na Misionari I Pai, 1843.. 1451pp. Large, thick octavo. Contemporary ruled Hawaiian sheep. Binding rubbed, minor wear at extremities of joints. Small insect track in extreme lower edge of first eight leaves. Ink stamp of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions Library on front pastedown, verso of titlepage, and final text page. Scattered foxing and tanning. Very good, in original condition. In a half morocco box. The first joint publication of the Old and New Testaments as an entity in the Hawaiian language, printed for the American Bible Society at the Mission Presses in Oahu (Old Testament) and Honolulu (New Testament). A number of printings of various books or groups of books of the Bible were printed as early as 1827, and the first Hawaiian printing of the New Testament appeared in 1835, with the Old Testament following in 1838. These printings are frequently found bound together, although issued separately. This is the first publication of the complete approved text as an entity, paginated continuously, and issued as one book. The New Testament has its own titlepage (page 1129) and imprint. The verso of the first titlepage bears the words, "Ka lua o ke pai ana" (the second printing), referring to the only other printing of the entire Old Testament in 1838 at the same press. A second printing of the entire Bible was made later in 1843; but curiously enough, Judd, et al, record no other complete printing of the Bible in the Hawaiian language through 1899. A handsome copy of an important Hawaiian Bible, in a Hawaiian binding. JUDD 265. FORBES 1416. HUNNEWELL, pp.24-25.

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        A Course of Twelve Elementary Lectures on Galvanism; Illustrated with Upwards of 100 Engravings of Experiments and Apparatus

      London: Published by Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper..., 1843. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 190 x 108 mms., pp. xi [xii blank], [1] - 231 [232 blank, 233 - 236 adverts], steel-engraved frontispiece and 103 engraved vignettes in text (the last one mis-numbered "203") original embossed cloth, front cover stamped in gilt, spine also stamped in gilt, binding neatly repaired with association inscriptions preserved. Inscribed on top margin of front free end-paper, "To Professor Benjamin Silliman/ with the Author's Respect." Below that, in a later hand is the following notation: "This book - presented by William Sturgeon to Benjamin Silliman the elder (as is indicated by the inscription above) was purchased from 'Burnhams' in Boston - together with other books which had been owned by Silliman - in June 1822, by Thos D Lockwood, and is presented by him to his friend John J. Carty June 11,. 1908." On the front paste-down end-paper is a note in Silliman's hand: "Recc. October 5 1844/ Read and carefully looked through October 17 -- This little books is replete with valuable information conveyed in a correct & lucid style./ B. S." Sturgeon (1783 - 1850) trained as a shoemaker but began publishing works on mathematics and electromagnetism in the 1820s. He produced an astonishing number of papers on electricity in the ensuing years, but never achieved financial success. This was his last publication but one. The recipient of this volume, the American chemist Benjamin Silliman (1779 - 1864) was a Professor of Science at Yale and the first to distill petroleum. John Joseph Carty (1861 - 1932) was an American electrical engineer and a major contributor to the development of telephone wires and its attendant technology; he was instrumental in the development of the first transcontinental telephone line. Thomas D. Lockwood was one of Carty's correspondents.

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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], London 1843 - 16pp, disbound from a volume at some point, t.e.g. Slightly browned, one or two spots of foxing, but generally clean. Wise notes that "In 1843, when advertising the present pamphlet for sale, Rodd 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. No example of this mysterious original has ever been unearthed . My own opinion is that no original ever existed . The motto 'We pity the plumage but forget the dying bird' was taken by Shelley from Paine's 'Rights of Man', 1817, Pt.I, p. 24, 'He [Burke] pities the plumage but forgets the dying bird'. This clearly denies any impression of the address dated 1816". The pamphlet decries the difference between the public concern for the death of the Princess and their indifference to the plight of the poorest in society (plus ca change) and also examines the execution of the leaders of the Pentrich Rising. Wise, 'A Shelley Library', page 46 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present [The Pit and the Pendulum]

      Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1843 First printing. A seasonal collection of short stories, poems, and 8 engravings. First appearance of Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum". Original elaborately gilt-decorated red leather, yellow endpapers. Some chipping and loss to the spine ends, edge worn and rubbed, hinges cracked and tender; scattered foxing and staining throughout, else good.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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

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

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        GUÍA DE FORASTEROS en las ISLAS FILIPINAS, para el año de 1843

      1843 - Manila: Imprenta de D. Miguel Sanchez. (1843). 8º, plena piel, rueda dorada en planos, lomo liso, cortes dorados. Leves manchas antiguas de humedad en sólo seis folios, resto muy buen ejemplar Portada + 272 p. + un MAPA GRABADO Y PLEGADO, coloreado, al pie: Sevilla lo grabo. No encontramos ejemplares en bibliotecas españolas. MUY RARA. Palau 110573, con el mismo año cita otra imprenta y paginación diferente. GUÍA DE FORASTEROS, FILIPINAS, ESPAÑA, GRABADO, MAPA, VIAJES, TRAVEL, VOYAGE, MANILA, CARTOGRAFÍA, ASIA

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        Hunting Reminiscences

      London Rudolph Ackermann 1843. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed with several minor spots to rear board and rubbing to lower spine. Darkening to top edge. Inner crack at page 128 with 18 page segment becoming loose but holding otherwise contents VG First Edition Maroon/gilt hardback cloth cover with gilt equestrian motif x, 332pp :: 24 engraved plates, 8 maps. Engraved half-title page (see illustration) :: 260mm x 160mm (10" x 6") :: An unusually egalitarian celebration of the sportsmen involved in fox-hunting in the early 1800s. Indeed, the author goes so far as to say that 'we should set a higher value on a happy combination of such [sporting prowess] when we find it in a servant'! Included are maps of the Quorn and several other major hunts. Originally published separately as Masters of Hounds, The Crack Riders and Hunting Countries of England

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        Theory of Quaternions. (+) Illustrations from Geometry of the Theory of Algebraic Quaternions. (+) A Theorem on Spherical Quadrlaterals and Spherical Conics. (+) On the Application of theMethod of Quaternions to some Dynamical Questions. (+) Additional Applications of the Theory of Algebraic Quaternions. (+) On a Proof of Pascal's Theorem by means of Quaternions; and some other connected Subjects. (+) On Theorems of central Forces. (+) The Hodograph, or a new Method of Expressing in symbolic Language the Newtonian Law of Attraction. (These 7 papers were read at the meetings in the Academy in the years 1844-47).

      8vo. Contemp. hcalf. Spine gilt and with gilt lettering. Spine slightly rubbed.. In: "Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy", Vol. III. X,(2),541,CIX pp., textillustr., paltes and tables. (Entire volume offered). Hamilton's papers: pp. 1-16, XXXII-XXXVI, 109, XXXVI-L, LI-LX, 273-292, 308-309, 344-353. Internally clean and fine.. First printing of 7 importent papers on Quaternions and their applications. Hamilton announced his invention of Quaternions in 1843 at a meeting of the Royal Irish Academy and spent the rest of his years developing the subject. Hamilton's creation of a new algebra of quaternions (a noncommunicative algebra), became a turning point in the development of mathematics and a discovery which made possible the creation of the general theory of relativity. His algebra was later to form the basis of quantum mechanics and for the proper understanding of the atom.The creation of quaternions is one of the famous moments in the history of mathematics. "The quaternions came to Hamilton in one of those flashes of understanding that occasionally occur after long deliberation on a problem. He was walking into Dublin on 16 October 1843 along the Royal Canal to preside at a meeting of the Royal Irish Academy, when the discovery came to him. As he described it, "An electric circuit seemed to close."18 He immediately scratched the formula for quaternion multiplication on the stone of a bridge over the canal. His reaction must have been in part a desire to commemorate a discovery of capital importance, but it was also a reflection of his working habits. Hamilton was an inveterate scribbler. His manuscripts are full of jottings made on walks and in carriages. He carried books, pencils, and paper everywhere he went. According to his son he would scribble on his fingernails and even on his hard-boiled egg at breakfast if there was no paper handy."(DSB).Hamilton later developed his invention in his book from 1853 "Lectures on Quaternions" - see PMM: 334 and Grattan-Guiness "Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940", pp. 460 ff

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        Contes du temps passé.

      Contenant Les Fées, le petit Chaperon-Rouge, Barbe-Bleue, le Chat botté, la Belle au bois dormant, Cendrillon, the Petit-Poucet, Riquet à la Houpe et Peau d'Ane. Précédés d'une notice litteraire sur Charles Perrault par M. E. de la Bèdolliere. Illustrés par MM. Pauquet, Marvy. Jeanron, Jacque et Beaucé. Texte gravé par M. Blanchard. Paris, L. Curman, Editeur 1843. 4:o. (2) pp., engraved title, LII, (104) pp. The engraved text interfoliated with blank leaves as guards. Well preserved red morocco, spine gilt in compartments. (N. Champs). 27 x 18,5 cm.. Engraved title dated 1842. Interior clean. No foxing. A beautiful copy

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        Zeitung für den Kanton Luzern], Redaktion von Jakob Robert Steiger. 3. Jahrgang 1843.,

      Luzern, Druck und Verlag bei A. Petermann, 1843 - 33 x 23 cm. 104 Tageszeitungen (zweimal mal wöchentlich erschienen). 478 Seiten. *"Der Eidgenosse war eine 1830 von Anton Schnyder in Sursee gegründete bürgerlich-liberale Zeitung für den Kanton Luzern und darüber hinaus, die zweimal in der Woche erschien." 1841 kam es wegen politischer Meinungsverschiedenheiten in der Redaktion zu einer Trennung der Zeitung. Der Redakteur Jakob Robert Steiger schuf kurzfristig den eigenständigen und politisch radikalen Ableger "Der Eidgenosse von Luzern", der aber bereits 1844 von der Regierung verboten wurde und der Zensur zum Opfer fiel. Der vorliegende dritte (und letzte) letzte Jahrgang dieser freiheitlich gesinnten Zeitung, der kämpferische Geist und Freisinn der sogenannten "Radikalen" zieht erfrischend durch den ganzen Jahrgang. Vornehmliche Themen sind in diesem Jahr die Klosterfrage, die Jesuitenfrage und vor allem das neue "Preßgesetz", dem dieses Blatt trotz heftiger Gegenwehr und großer Unterstützung der Bevölkerung im folgenden Jahr schließlich zum Opfer fiel. Schon 1842 wurde der Redakteur mit mehreren Prozessen überzogen, u.a. wegen angeblicher Verläumdung der "hohen Regierung des Kantons von Luzern"). Die den Machthabern unliebsame Stimme des "Eidgenosse von Luzern" wurde schließlich durch entsprechende Auslegung des neuen Preßgesetzes (1843) im Folgejahr dauerhaft verboten, das junge Pflänzlein aufrechten freien Denkens damit aus dem Weg geschafft für die andersgearteten Interessen der Machthaber. [Nun ja, welche Staatsgewalt möchte schon freidenkende Bürger unter sich haben]. Nur die Angepassten (Zeitungen) konnten überleben. - Zu Jakob R. Steiger: "S. war ein führender Repräsentant der radikalen Richtung des Luzerner Liberalismus. 1844 gehörte er zu den Initianten der Vetobewegung gegen die Jesuitenberufung und beteiligte sich an der Vorbereitung des 1. Freischarenzugs. Beim 2. Freischarenzug von 1845, den er vom Aargau aus mitorganisiert hatte, wurde er gefangen genommen und in einem aufsehenerregenden Prozess zum Tode verurteilt. Er konnte fliehen und liess sich in Winterthur nieder. Nach dem Sonderbundskrieg zählte er in Luzern zu den Wortführern des freischärler. Radikalismus" (Hist. Lexikon der Schweiz). - Vollständiger Jahrgang 1843 mit 104 Tageszeitungen, ein sehr seltenes und historisch bedeutendes Dokument der schweizerischen Freiheitsbewegung. - Sauber und gut erhalten. ***Wenn Sie am gleichen Tag 2 oder mehr Bücher bei uns bestellen, erfolgt der Versand (innerhalb der Europäischen Union) kostenfrei für die gesamte Lieferung*** Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Blauer Pappband der Zeit (Einband etwas berieben). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Independent Odd-Fellow, A Monthly Periodical, Devoted to the Principles of Odd-Fellowship

      P.D. Bernard Richmond, (Virginia): P.D. Bernard. 1843. First. Volume III, issues I-XII. 284pp. Full sheep with spine label gilt. Pencil name, general peeling to the sheep, overall wear, about very good. A complete year of this very uncommon periodical. OCLC locates no copies with this imprint. .

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        La Verite a Cheval

      Paris: Ledoyen, Libraire-Editeur, 1843. Hardcover. Very Good+. Green velvet over boards, moire endpapers. With 6 plates and numerous illustrations in text. Spine tips and corners gently bumped; a few leaves rather heavily foxed, but in odd contrast all others bright and clean, including plates. Opens with an image of a naked lady atop a horse, she's striking a prostrate man while the horse stomps on him. Buy it for someone you love.

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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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        Das Dekameron. Aus dem Italienischen übersetzt von Karl Witte

      Lpz., Brockhaus 1843.. 2. verb. Aufl. 3 Bde. 8°. XCV (1) 339 (1); XII, 331; X, 304 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Prachtvolle Kalbelederbände m. reicher floraler Gold- Farb- u. Blindprägung. Vollgoldschn. Blaue Rückensch. In sehr gutem Zustand.

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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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        VOYAGE DANS L'INTERIEUR DE L'AMERIQUE DU NORD, EXECUTE PENDANT LES ANNEES 1832, 1833 ET 1834.

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1840-1843. - Three volumes. [4],383; [4],487; [4],410pp., plus sixty engravings on thirty plates, and a map of Fort Clark. Lacks the folding map. Half title in each volume. Contemporary three-quarter green morocco and cloth, gilt. Minor wear to extremities. Scattered foxing, moderately heavy at times. Very good. First French edition of this most important work of Western Americana, describing the travels of the German Prince Maximilian of Wied in the United States and on the upper Missouri River in 1832-34, accompanied by the Swiss artist, Karl Bodmer. Prince Maximilian was already an experienced naturalist and explorer in 1832, having made an important scientific expedition to Brazil in 1815-17. His preparations for his trip to North America included retaining the skilled artist, Karl Bodmer, to prepare illustrations of the journey. Arriving in the fall of 1832, the Prince travelled across Pennsylvania and the mid-West and ascended the Missouri River in the spring of 1833. He went as far upstream as the American Fur Company post of Fort Mackenzie in present-day Montana, and spent the winter at Fort Clark, near the Mandan Indian villages. During this prolonged stay, he and Bodmer had ample opportunity to observe the Indian tribes of the upper Missouri in their full glory, carefully recorded by Bodmer in watercolors. In the spring of 1834 they returned to Europe, and devoted the next five years to preparing the text and plates for this publication. Often eclipsed by the famous Bodmer atlas of the expedition, Maximilian's text remains one of the most important western travel narratives during the fur trade era, and a rare book in its own right. WAGNER-CAMP 76:2. HOWES M443a. EBERSTADT 113:508. CLARK III:115. RADER 3652 (ref). PILLING PROOF-SHEETS 2522. SABIN 47015.

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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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