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        Narrative of a Voyage Round the World, Performed in Her Majesty's Ship Sulphur, During the Years 1836 - 1842, Including Details of the Naval Operations in China, from Dec. 1840, to Nov. 1841

      London: Henry Colburn 1843, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xxii, [1], 387, [16pp. pub adverts.]; vi, [1], 474pp. Very good. Octavo, in original blind stamped straight grain blue cloth, with gilt titles. Spines slightly faded, covers a little rubbed, but without loss of cloth. In Canary yellow endpapers, with light soiling, with bookplate of Frank S. Streeter. Text blocks clean and tight. Three maps laid loose in the front board of Vol. 1. Eight full page engravings in Volume 1 and Eleven in Volume 2 all with plate tissues. Numerous vignettes in both volumes. 16 page catalogue dated Feb. 1843 in the back of Vol. 1. Corners a little bumped. Captain Edward Belcher (1799-1877) served on, or was in command of, numerous surveys of the coasts of Northern and Western Africa, Ireland, Western America, China, Borneo, the Phillipines, and Formosa. In 1852, he commanded the expedition in search of Sir John Franklin. Belcher's account of his circumnavigation commences in February, 1837, in Panama, when he took command of the Royal Navy Ship Sulphur and, together with the RNS Starling, sailed northward to Central America, thence to the Sandwich Islands [Hawaii]. Then sailed back to North America, exploring the Vancouver Island area, then to San Francisco, and south down the coasts of California, and Central America, back to Panama. In 1838, Belcher headed back north, largely repeating the previous cruise, with more stops. Belcher then set sail across the Pacific, visiting Tahiti, Tonga, the New Hebrides, and today's Indonesia. He was then ordered to China, and took part in the naval operations there. Returned to England, via Singapore, Sumatra, Ceylon, Madagascar. Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena and Ascension. Lada Mocarski 117; Hill page 20..

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        PRECIS DE LA GEOGRAPHIE UNIVERSELLE (ATLAS VOLUME)

      1843. Fine. Malte-Brun, Conrad. PRECIS DE LA GEOGRAPHIE UNIVERSELLE ou Description de Toutes les Parties du Monde... d'apres les grandes divisions naturelles du globe. Revised and augmented by Jean-Jacques-Nicolas Huot. Atlas volume. Paris, Bureau des Publications Illustrees, 1843. Folio. (iv)pp. (86)ff. Contemporary red quarter-morocco, gilt. Contains 86 plates with 72 beautifully engraved, hand-colored maps, fourteen of them double-page. Without the text volumes, published 1840-42. One-inch tear to edge of one plate, not affecting printed area, and wear to extremities of binding, else fine. The plates are clean and lovely. Only one copy of the set, which may or may not include the atlas, listed in OCLC.

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        History of the Sandwich Islands

      Lahainaluna,: Mission Seminary,, 1843.. Octavo, with a folding frontispiece map; two library stamps on title-page; a very good copy in the original brown blind-stamped cloth. The first locally-produced study of the Hawaiian Islands and their history, this important early printing from the first press of the Hawaiian missionaries at Lahaina on Maui is 'one of the most important documents of its time' (Forbes).'This is the first account of the Sandwich Islands published locally. The account of Cook's visit and his death differs only in minor details from that given in his earlier work [i.e. the History and General Views published in New York in 1839 - a much more familiar book on the market]...' (Holmes).This is the form in which the book is most often seen with the folding chart present, and with the Honolulu printing of the appendix (see Forbes for details of the two versions of the appendix). A very small number of copies of the book (issued later than the others) contain an extra series of four views of the islands, while some copies issued early do not contain the chart.Our description of this copy of the book in our catalogue of the Parsons collection was in error: the physical description wrongly stated that the four engravings were present.Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 1383; 'Hawaii One Hundred', 66; Hill, 476; Holmes, 89.

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        Viajes Cientificos en todo el mundo

      Madrid,: Don I. Boix,, 1843.. Large octavo, with a frontispiece portrait of the author, two folding maps (a large one of the Pacific and another of Sydney) and twelve lithograph plates; some spotting (as usual, single wormhole in blank margins of about half the book, small piece torn from one blank corner of title; original Spanish quarter calf. 'One of the rarest and least-known voyages to the Pacific... This work is cited in a few scattered bibliographies with the erroneous annotation that it contains the author's seven voyages. Actually the entire work covers only the Pacific Voyage, the sixth and most important...' (Hill).This is the first edition of a very scarce travel account which was printed in Spain for distribution to subscribers in Venezuela (listed at the end of the work). Michelena y RÛjas' long description of Australia is illustrated with a folding map of Sydney and two excellent lithographs (the Government Stables and Botanic Gardens; and a group of Aborigines outside their dwelling). Ferguson knew only his own and the National Library copies.The long Hawaiian section is also of great interest, with three excellent lithographs - a portrait of John Adams; a fine view of Honolulu; and another romanticised view.'The author, a native of Venezuela, was in Hawaii for 33 days in 1840 and devotes four chapters... to this visit. Much of the text recording the author's stay in Honolulu is devoted to the Catholic-Protestant controversy. A subsequent chapter does include observations on Hawaiian customs... and contains an account of a visit to the island of Hawaii. The author departed Honolulu on the Hawaiian barkentine Rosa (Capt. Joseph Metcalf) July 29, 1840. In the passenger list published in the Polynesian he is listed as Mr. Michellini. The ship, under Hawaiian registry, was recorded as bound for Sydney and was making a trading voyage to the South and Western Pacific en route... His visit to Ponape, in the Caroline Islands, has long been thought a significant and early account of that area and has been quoted in a number of important publications. A modern scholar has determined, however, that RÛjas in fact "lifted" most of the text of this chapter from an account written by a Mr. Campbell, surgeon on the cutter Lambton, who visited Ponape in 1835 and shortly thereafter published an account of his voyage in the June 23, 1836, issue of a Sydney newspaper, the Colonist...' (Forbes). The suggestion that Michelena's account is partly a hoax was first raised by S.H. Riesenberg ("A Pacific Voyager's Hoax" in Ethnohistory, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 238-264).Hill, 1157; O'Reilly-Reitman, 1039.

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        SOUVENIRS D'UN VOYAGE DANS L'INDE, EXECUTE DE 1834 A 1839 [COLOR PLATES] OUVRAGE ENRICHI DE TRENTE-CINQ PLANCHES

      Paris: Victor Masson; Matthieu Bonafous; Felix-Edouard Gurrin-Menevill. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1843. First Edition. Hardcover. Plates; Natural History; Nature; Science; Maritime; Voyages; Color lithos; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 134, 107 pages; SOUVENIRS D'UN VOYAGE DANS L'INDE, EXECUTE DE 1834 A 1839 [COLOR PLATES] OUVRAGE ENRICHI DE TRENTE-CINQ PLANCHES. Delessert's voyage to India. 8 uncolored lithographed plates of Indian landscapes and cities; 27 engraved zoological plates, all but 4 hand-colored; folding engraved map is present in back. Half title. 2 parts in one volume. Large 8vo, later 19th-century 1/2 morocco gilt, spine ends and raised bands rubbed, cover corners worn; occasional marginal fingersoiling, half-title and title chipped along fore edge, plate 5 in part 1 badly foxed, stain in blank lower outer corner of plate 10 in part 2. Paris, 1843 . Contents generally VG with plate colors bright. First edition. Nissen ZBI 1067; Vicaire III, 119. French Language text. .

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        Abhandlungen zur Ästhetik

      Prag, Borrosch et André 1843.. 1. Lieferung. 4°. 92 S. Ln. Stellenw. stockfl. - (Aus den Abhandlungen der k. böhm. Gesellschaften V. Folge, Bd. 3 besonders abgedruckt) Goed. XII, 355, 20; Ziegenfuß I, 132 - Dazu: Ders. Über die Eintheilung der schönen Künste. Eine ästhetische Abhandlung. Prag, Calve 1849. kl.-4°. 46 S. OBrosch. Einband leicht randrissig. EA.- Goed. XII, 355, 26. - Die zweite der beiden "Abhandlungen zur Ästhetik". - Bolzano (1781-1848) Philosoph, Priester, Prof. an der Univ. in Prag, "früh schon wegen Hinneigung zu Kant u. Schelling Verfolgungen ausgesetzt, wurde er 1820 seines Lehramtes entsetzt und durch Polizeimaßregeln in seiner schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit gehemmt" (Goedeke).

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        Excursions, Adventures, and Field-Sports in Ceylon. Its Commercial and Military Importance, and Numerous Advantages to the british Emigrant

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1843., 1843. First Edition. 2 volumes; 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spines, blind tooled rule to boards; brown end papers. With 2 folding maps, 8 coloured plates and 9 black and white, several folding. Binding rubbed, head of slightly darkened spines frayed with a couple of chips; boards a bit dusty. A little creasing to maps at fold but no tears. Internally clean and tight. Unread: gatherings unopened. A remarkable copy of this rare title - only one incomplete copy has been sold at auction in the last 30 years - in its original binding.

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        Des finances et du credit public de l'Autriche : de sa dette, de ses ressources financieres et de son systeme d'imposition / avec quelques rapprochemens entre ce pays, la Prusse et la France - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Paris : J. Renouard, 1843. 1st Edition. Physical description; 2 v : tables (2 fold.) ; 22 cm. Subjects; Finance - Austria. Finance - Germany - Prussia. Finance - France. Referenced by: OCLC 19470668. Language; French. Provenance; From the library of the Foreign Office with theirinked stamp to the title.

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        Plate XXVI Wolverine. Gulo Luscus, Lin (Linnaeus). The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J., 1843. Imperial Folio Edition Near Fine Condition with rich original hand-coloring. A Near Fine orginal hand-colored lithograph by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon. (1785-1851). Near Fine condition with a few light foxing spots at edge, not effecting the image. Rich original color, full margins. Imperial Folio (22 x 28 inches) framed to 33.75 x 29.25 inches. Archivally framed in Ecru pongee with goldleaf bevel and 2" gold leaf & burl Neoclassical frame by Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books.& & The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. & Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production. & Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs. & Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. & & Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books has featured the monumental edition of Audubon's work since 1989. &

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        Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France - extensively extra-illustrated

      London: Henry Colburn,, 1843. 2 volumes octavo (214 × 131 mm) Twentieth-century orange tan full morocco by Bayntun, title gilt direct to the spine, raised bands, crown and sceptre devices gilt to double-fillet panelled compartments, similar panel to the board, dotted edge-roll, all edges gilt, wide turn-ins with double rules, fleuron corner tools, marbled endpapers, 2 chestnut silk page-markers to each. An extra-illustrated set with new title pages printed in red and black, the original portrait frontispieces to each coloured, and 101 additional plates from eighteenth- or nineteenth-century sources; 64 portraits, 15 of them coloured, and 37 other plates, 6 of them coloured including 3 costume plates, and 6 of them double-page or folding. Spines a little sunned, text-blocks with some browning, else a very handsome set in an excellent state of preservation. First published in French in 1823, this the first edition in English. The daughter of a highly-placed official in the foreign office, Henriette Campan's intellectual attainments led to her appointment as reader to Louis XV's daughters, and subsequently as lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette. In 1786 she became First Lady of the Bedchamber, and until the flight from Versailles remained Marie Antoinette's closest confidante. She survived the revolution, and the Terror, setting up a school at St. Germain and attracting the attention of Hortense de Beauharnais, Napoleon's stepdaughter, in 1807 obtaining the position of superintendent to the academy founded by Napoleon at Écouen for the education of the daughters and sisters of members of his Légion d'honneur. On the restoration of the Bourbons in 1814, she retired. She died in 1822, her posthumous memoirs providing intimate insights into the conduct and inner intrigues of the fated court of Louis XVI, and the horrors and dislocations of the Revolutionary period that followed.

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        History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilisation, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes. In three volumes

      London - Richard Bentley, 1843 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Acompendious and fascinating history of Mexico, from one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. First Edition. With a frontispiece and one plate in each volume, including three portraits, two maps, and a signature facsimile. Collated complete. Complete in three volumes. William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 January 29, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. After an extensive period of study, during which he sporadically contributed to academic journals, Prescott specialized in late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish Empire. His works on the subject, The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic (1837), The History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843), A History of the Conquest of Peru (1847) and the unfinished History of the Reign of Phillip II (18561858) have become classic works in the field, and have had a great impact on the study of both Spain and Mesoamerica. During his lifetime, he was upheld as one of the greatest living American intellectuals, and knew personally many of the leading political figures of the day, in both the United States and Britain. Prescott has become one of the most widely translated American historians, and was an important figure in the development of history as a rigorous academic discipline. With regards to The Conquest of Mexico, there was relatively little scholarship on Aztec civilization, and Prescott dismissed much of it as speculation, and he therefore had to rely almost exclusively on primary sources. Prescott worked industriously throughout 18401842, and as a result, the work was finished by August 1843. It was published by Harper & Brothers, New York in December, Bentley issuing the British edition. The History of the Conquest of Mexico was received extremely well, both critically and by the general public. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally sound, although rubbed to extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean, just the odd spot, and somelight foxingto the plates and adjacent pages, particularly the frontispieces and the titles. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Les Burgraves Trilogie

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

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        The Naturalist's Library

      Edinburgh,: Lizars, 1843.. 40 volumes, small octavo, each volume with portrait frontispiece & engraved and printed title-page; numerous attractive steel-engraved handcoloured plates throughout (total of xxx), a fine set in a handsome uniform nineteenth-century half calf binding, banded spines with double crimson and green labels. A fine and attractively bound set of this popular mid nineteenth-century natural history encyclopaedia, including a rich representation of Australasian species. Each volume also features a frontispiece and introduction devoted to the life of an eminent naturalist, with good biographies for example of Sir Joseph Banks and FranÁois PÈron, as well as John Ray, Thomas Pennant and Thomas Bewick.One volume is entirely devoted to Australian fauna, and includes 30 plates depicting possums, marsupials, kangaroos, native mice, koalas, platypus and the now extinct Tasmanian Tiger. Descriptions and illustrations of other Australian species are scattered throughout the entire work, for example a volume devoted to dogs includes the 'New Holland Dingo' with a striking coloured plate alongside a fine engraving of the skull of the dingo compared to that of a jackal. In particular, the fourteen volumes of the series devoted to birds are well stocked with Australian species, and are especially good on parrots, with splendid illustrations of cockatoos, galahs and lorikeets.Sir William Jardine was born in 1800 and developed a keen interest in natural history during his childhood on Jardine Hall, a magnificent estate in Dumfriesshire. A gifted anatomist, Jardine travelled widely in search of specimens for his private museum, beginning with a three year investigation into the life cycle of British salmon and trout. Further adventures took him throughout continental Europe and later the Caribbean. Through these travels and his ceaseless correspondence with fellow naturalists across the globe, Jardine's museum became one of the significant British private natural history collections of the era, boasting over 6,000 species of birds alone.The Naturalist's Library was an immensely successful publication, and offered the general public a beautiful and informative encyclopaedia of the natural world at an affordable price. Jardine wrote 15 of the volumes himself, and contributed many of the biographical introductions in the series. The work is renowned for the quality of the steel engravings by William Home Lizars, the brother of Jardine's wife Jean.Complete sets of this work are uncommon; Ferguson, for example, records only scattered volumes from the series (see 2314a, 3622b, 2766b, etc.).

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        Inquiry into the Means of Establishing a Ship Navigation between the Mediterranean and Red Seas

      London, Pelham Richardson, , 1843. Octavo, original green diagonal combed cloth, title gilt to the upper board. In an oatmeal cloth drop-back box, leather label to the spine. Folding map at the rear, routes inked in colours. Bookplate of the Institution of Civil Engineers, recording its presentation by the author, to the front pastedown, their ink stamp verso of the title page, subsequent bookplate of Henry Blackmer. Cloth a little damp-spotted, neatly recased, hinges repaired, lightly browned, else very good First edition. Uncommon, this copy inscribed "from the Author" to the Institute of Civil Engineers on the title page. Vetch was a Royal Engineers officer who served in the Peninsular War and from 1819 to 1823 was employed on the Ordnance Survey, surveying in Ireland, Orkney and the Shetlands. Subsequently he worked for the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway Company, and on drainage projects for the borough of Leeds and at Windsor Castle. "In 1843 Vetch published an Enquiry into the means of establishing a ship navigation between the Mediterranean and Red seas, after having worked on the problem since 1839. The work ran through several editions and attracted much public attention, but the government, and especially Palmerston, opposed the plan as contrary to the political interests of the country. Twelve years later Ferdinand de Lesseps, a former French diplomat who is usually credited with being the inspiration behind the Suez Canal, which opened in 1869, published his scheme, printing Vetch's opinions as an appendix to his work …In July 1846 he was appointed consulting engineer to the Admiralty on all questions relating to the harbours, rivers, and navigable waters of the United Kingdom. In 1847 he was appointed to the new harbour conservancy board at the Admiralty, and in 1853 was appointed sole conservator of harbours. He published reports between 1847 and 1859 on several harbours in the United Kingdom. From 1849 to 1853 Vetch held the time-consuming honorary office of metropolitan commissioner of sewers. " (ODNB) Boxed together with a copy of Paul Borde's L'Isthme de Suez, Paris, 1870.

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        THE SINLESS CHILD, AND OTHER POEMS,

      Wiley & Putnam, W. D. Ticknor. Very Good-. 1843. Hardcover. Three quarter brown leather bound cover over marbled boards has heavy wear to corners and caps. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Penciled names on front end sheet. Very faint and minor damp staining near page edges of first few pages. Light foxing throughout. Pages otherwise clean and appear rarely if ever read. Gilt page edges. ; 177 pages .

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        Port Essington. Copies or Extracts of any Correspondence relative to the Establishment of a Settlement at Port Essington

      GW Hope for the Colonial Office Downing St. London:: GW Hope for the Colonial Office, Downing St.,. 17 March 1843.. Ferguson 3616. A scarce pamphlet published for the British Houses of Parliament, which gives "valuable particulars of the settlement at Port Essington." [Ferguson]. C.J. Tyers was the surveyor for the impressive large folding map by John Arrowsmith "Part of the North Coast of Australia Shewing the Situation of Port Essington...1843". Foolscap folio, 49 pp, folding map. Cream self-wrappers sewn. Back cover slt. damaged at sewing, lower portion of map waterstained & outline color shows some offsetting, o/w a nice copy.

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        Jessie Phillips. A Tale of the Present Day

      London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1843 - First Edition. 3 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece in Vol. I of the author and 11 plates by John Leech. [iv], 326; [ii], 311, [1]; [ii], 325, [1] pp. Original green blindstamped cloth, neatly repaired at spine ends. Very good. Bookplate of John Cameron. Sadleir 3223a; Wolff 6814 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Papers Relative to the Expedition to the River Niger

      Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London - 1843, 1st Edition. () Very good. iv,164 + folding map. Folio. Recent quarter cloth and paper boards with paper label to front board. New Endpapers. Internally tight and clean with only very occasional foxing. Manuscript numbering to the upper right corner of the recto of each leaf. Some tears to coloured folding map, repaired and not affecting imagery of map. An important Parliamentary Paper detailing the expedition down the River Niger. Undertaking great expense and some danger, the purpose of the expedition was to hamper the International Slave Trade by contacting tribal chiefs along the Niger River and its tributaries. Through establishing commercial relationships with these chiefs, the Expedition hoped to prevent the trade of slaves from Africa to Brazil, Cuba, and the United States colonies. Lord John Russell says of slavery in a letter in this book: ".no fact can be more certain that [slavery] involves a waste of human life, and a sum of human misery, proceeding from year to year, without respite or intermission, to such an extent as to render the subject the most painful of any which, in the survey of the condition of mankind, it is possible to contemplate." Included are letters to and from the Abolitionist Sir T.F. Buxton and explorer and patron Sir John Barrow. An important title in the history of exploration and in the abolitionist movement, with a large coloured folding map of the "River Niger, showing the course of the Expedition under Captain Trotter in 1841.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      John Murray 1843. FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, bound in original dark green cloth gilt, with both blind-stamped and gilt decorations to front and back covers, [xvii], pp298, + pp2 publisher's adverts, illustrated with 13 lithographic plates, (3 hand-coloured). Includes SIGNED LETTER FROM AUTHOR fixed to half-title page, and newspaper cutting from 1863 to ffep. Light foxing throughout, some handling wear and marks to boards, spine a little dulled. A Good, sound copy overall. (SHELF 4) NOTE: Heavy Book [1.kg+] might require special shipping arrangements.

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE L’HOMME, comprenant des recherches sur l’influence des agens physiques et moraux considérés comme causes des variétés qui distinguent entre elles les DIFFERENTES RACES HUMAINES. Traduit de l’anglais par le Dr. F. Moulin.

      - Paris, chez J.-B. Baillère, 1843. 2 volumes in-8 demi-basane chamois du temps, dos lisses ornés de faux nerfs à froid et dorés, auteurs et titres dorés, (1f+IX+1f+416),(1f+ft+t+404pp+1f). Rousseurs sur l’ensemble, sans que l’ouvrage ne soit trop affecté, pour le texte comme pour l’illustration; dos recollés sans manques; bons exemplaires malgré cela.Illustré de nombreuses gravures dans le texte et de 40 planches hors-texte, dont un certain nombre en couleurs, montrant les différents types humains.

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        Hydrographical Basin of the Upper Mississippi River from Astronomical and Barometrical Observations Surveys and Information from J.N. Nicollet

      C.B. Graham, New York 1843 - Medium: Lithograph Dimensions: 38 x 31.5 inches Reduced and complied under direction of Col. J.J. Abert in the Bureau of the Corps of Topographical Engineers by Lieut W. H. Emory from maps published in 1842 and other authorities in 1843, published by order of the U.S. House of Representatives. Observations, Surveys, and Information from J.N. Nicollet were done in the years 1836-40 and assisted with in 1838-4 by Lieut J. C. Fremont of the Corps of Topographical Engineers under the superintendence of the Bureau of the Corps of Topographical Engineers and authorized by the War Department.

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        Geschichte der bildenden Künste.

      3 vols. (I: bei den Alten. 1: Die Völker des Orients. II: Bei den Alten. 2: Griechen und Römer. III: Im Mittelalter. 1: Altchristliche und muhamedanische Kunst). Düsseldorf 1843-44. Nice contemporary halfleather gilt on spines. Weakly browning, volume 1 with weak waterstain on titlepage

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        A Peregrine Falcon (85 x 61cm), engraved by Lucas. A proof impression on India paper, coloured under the direction of the artist.

      London, published January 2 1843 by Graves and Warmsley, printsellers to her Majesty. Framed. A superb impression showing a large peregine falcon with ornate hoods at the background. As the impression is a very early state special attention has been paid to the colouring. The present engraving is among the finest portrayals of a falcon ever made. Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873) was the most famous animals painter of the period. Trained by his father to sketch animals from life, he began exhibiting at the Royal Academy when only 13. Landseer was burried in St.Paul's Cathedral alongside Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sir Thomas Lawrence and J.M.W. Turner.

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        ISTRUZIONE PRATICA PER L'UFFIZIALE IN CAMPAGNA VOL 1/2 - MODENA 1843 [ZCG196]

      NP 1843 Titolo: ISTRUZIONE PRATICA PER L'UFFIZIALE IN CAMPAGNA VOLUMI 1/2 Editore: Anno edizione: 1°ed. Modena 1843 Copertina: rigida Pagine: vol.1 - 196 vol.2 - 238 Formato: 155 X 230 Descrizione: IN ENTRAMBI I VOLUMI NUMEROSE SCHEDE PIEGHEVOLI CON DISEGNI E PIANTE ESEMPLIFICATIVE, (manca tavola n.35). IN PRIMA PAGINA SCRITTO A MATITA ROSSA VOL.1 E VOL.2 RISPETTIVAMENTE, NEL VOL.1 ALONE DI UMIDITA' SUL BORDO DELLE PAGINE, ALCUNE FIORITURE DEL TEMPO, PELATURINE SULLA COPERTINA, NEL VOL.2 FIORITURE SUL BORDO DELLE PAGINE, PELATURE SULLA COPERTIA, NEL COMPLESSO CONDIZIONI BUONE/OTTIME. COME DA FOTO.

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        Strenna italiana per l'anno 1843.

      Ripamonti Carpano 1843 In 8°(250x170).Occhietto, pagg. (2), 244 con 6 tavv. f.t. incise in acciaio che illustrano i vari componimenti; frontespizio con vignetta raffigurante scena di vita familiare. Capilettera istoriati, finalini e ricchi fregi silografici, alcuni a colori. Elegante legatura romantica in percallina verde con ricchi fregi impressi in oro e larga bordura a volute ai piatti con al centro stemma Asburgo con aquila in oro, titolo impresso al dorso che riprende gli stessi motivi dei piatti; tagli dorati, dentelle dorate e sguardie in seta. Contiene numerosi componimenti poetici e in prosa di vari autori. Bellissimo esemplare con ampi margini. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Zoology of New-York, or the New-York Fauna; comprising detailed descriptions of all the animals hitherto observed within the State of New-York, ... Parts V & VI (in 1 volume): Mollusca/ Crustacea.

      Albany, Caroll & Cook, 1843-1844. 4to. pp. (8), 271; (6), 70, with 53 handcoloured lithographed plates and engraved title vignette. Recent brown half morocco, spine with 4 raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering, marbled sides. The volumes on mollusca and crustacea were published together. The mollusca volume has 40 fine handcoloured plates. "In 1835, the New York State Assembly appropriated an enormous sum for the time, $ 104,000, for a complete survey of the geology and biology of the state. Although many other states were ordering similar surveys about the same time, New York's was the most impressive and important. Of the thirty thick, quarto volumes, five dealt with zoology, covering all of the vertebrates, plus crustaceans and mollusks..." (J.A. Moore, Nature and the New World p. 169). Some foxing to text only. Nissen ZBI, 1064; B.M. (Nat. Hist.)III, 1423.

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        Anekdota zur neuesten deutschen Philosophie und Publicistik von Bruno Bauer, Ludwig Feuerbach, Friedrich Köppen, Karl Nauwerck, Arnold Ruge und einigen Ungenannten [Karl Marx].

      Zürich und Winterthur, Verlag des Literarischen Comptoirs, 1843. 1843 2 voll. in un tomo in-8° (215x140mm), pp. IV, 320; IV, 288 + 8 di catalogo editoriale, cartonatura coeva in marmorizzatura caillouté con dorso adorno di filetti in oro e titolo in oro su tassello verde. Un timbro ottocentesco di estinta biblioteca. Una firma di fine '800 alla prima c. bianca. Minimali fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale, molto rara. L'opera contiene tra l'altro in prima edizione, ed in forma anonima, due rari scritti del giovane Marx, "Bemerkungen über die neueste preußische Censurinstruction" (vol. I, pp. 56-88), severa requisitoria contro le misure restrittive della censura prussiana e primo scritto politico in assoluto di Marx, e "Luther als Schiedsrichter zwischen Strauß und Feuerbach" (vol. II, pp. 206-208). Rubel, Marx, 27-28. Stammhauer, II, 10. Ziegenfuß, II, 389. Friedlaender, 35. Keller-Näf, Die politischen Verlagsanstalten...in der Schweiz, 1840-1848, 181. Cornu, Marx-Engels, I, 252-258.

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        Hamlet. Treize sujets dessinés par Eug. Delacroix.

      Chez Gihaut Frères Dusacq 1843 1 vol. in-folio reliure postérieure demi-chagrin à coins brun,couvertures conservées (la couv. jaune sert de titre, le plat verso est muet), Chez Gihaut Frères, s.d. [1843], 13 pl. hors texte, couv. d'origine (format 544 x 358 mm) et planches (format 538 x 355 mm)[suivi de : ] Dusacq, Paris, 1864, titre suivi des seules 3 planches non publiées en 1843 - couv. d'origine (format 539 x 358 mm) et planches (format 538 x 355 mm) Remarquable exemplaire bien complet des 16 compositions en premier tirage sur papier vélin, réunissant, complet des couvertures d'origine, les treize compositions en premier tirage et les 3 planches, également en premier tirage mais publiées ultérieurement par Dusacq en 1864 (rares rouss.). La première série des treize fut éditée à seulement 80 exemplaires (60 sur blanc et 20 sur chine). Le présent exemplaire des treize premières compositions contient la légende et la plupart des épreuves portent la mention "Lith. de Villain", sauf : Polonius et Hamlet (D. 106), Le meurtre de Polonius (D. 111), Hamlet et le corps de Polonius (D. 113), La mort d'Ophélie (D. 115), La mort d'Hamlet (D. 118). Carteret, III, 191 Français

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT SOUTHEY 10 Volumes

      Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans London 1843. Hardcover This is a 10 volume, full leather, hardcover set of poetry by Southey. The books are in full dark blue morocco leather with a title on the spine. Both covers and the spine are blind stamped and partially filled with gilt. The bindings are tight and the condition is mostly near fine with a slight touch of wear to the very top of the spine on some volumes making them very good plus. There is a small dent in the edge on one volume. All page edges are brightly gilt. Volume 1 has a frontispiece of Southey drawn in original pencil and watercolor tint by Henry Edridge. Volumes 2 through 10 have a frontispiece scene by steel engraving. Volumes 1 through 10 have a title page scene by steel engraving. This title page is dated 1837 (Vol 1-3 and 1838 Vol 4-10. The second title page is text only and it has a mix of dates from 1837 to 1843. (There is a total: of 19 steel engravings and one original art portrait frontispiece. ) Each volume has been precisely bound to match. There is an engraved bookplate of Rodman Wanamaker in each volume - color enhanced with a swath of ink over the former owner name on the book plate. There are no other marks or writing. There is evidence of a little too much water for the paper used for the original portrait by Edridge. There are little ripples emanating from the center area with the portrait. Gift condition. These books have been well cared for. The publisher on the first (engraved) title page (with the earlier dates) is Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans. The publisher on the text title page with the later dates is both (Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans and some are without Orme. ) ; Vol. 10VOL; 12mo

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        Handbuch Der Chemie.: Ten volumes

      Heidelberg, Universitats-Buchhandlung von Karl Winter, 1843. . Bound in half leather and marbled boards stamped in gilt . Four folding plates. Some minor interior foxing, otherwise very good condition. Hard Cover

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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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        Plate XXVI Wolverine. Gulo Luscus, Lin (Linnaeus). The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J., 1843. Imperial Folio Edition Near Fine Condition with rich original hand-coloring. A Near Fine orginal hand-colored lithograph by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon. (1785-1851). Near Fine condition with a few light foxing spots at edge, not effecting the image. Rich original color, full margins. Imperial Folio (22 x 28 inches) framed to 33.75 x 29.25 inches. Archivally framed in Ecru pongee with goldleaf bevel and 2" gold leaf & burl Neoclassical frame by Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production. Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs. Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books has featured the monumental edition of Audubon's work since 1989.

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        The Life of George Washington

      Tappan and Dennet Boston: Tappan and Dennet, 1843. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. xix,(1),562pp. Illustrated with plates and maps, the plate with tissue-guards. Finely bound in full navy morocco, spine in five compartments with raised bands, intricately gilt; the boards with gilt borders and gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. The unsigned binding is almost certainly by George A. Zabriskie, whose bookplate is on the front pastedown. Zabriskie was president of the New York Historical Society in the early part of the 20th century and was also an expert bookbinder. Laid in in a three page letter entirely in manuscript form Jared Sparks to William Leete Stone, and dated 1865. In the letter Sparks expresses great satisfaction with Stone's "Life and Times of Sir William Johnson", published 1865. Light wear to the edges, hinge and corners, offsetting from some plates to the facing pages, and one map lightly foxed, else this is about fine. The letter has a glue residue along the fold from where it was previously tipped into a book, else fine.

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        Handbuch Der Chemie.: Ten volumes

      . Bound in half leather and marbled boards stamped in gilt . Four folding plates. Some minor interior foxing, otherwise very good condition. Hard Cover

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        Oeuvres complètes. Traduites de l'anglais sur l'édition du J.F. Palmer, avec des notes par G(ustav) Richelot.

      8° bzw. 4°. Mit 64 (davon 7 gefalteten) Tafeln. Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Altlasband: Originalpappband mit Deckeltitel. 4 Bände + Atlasband. Erste französische Ausgabe, übersetzt nach der englischen Ausgabe von 1835-1837. Mit einer Vorrede des französischen und des englischen Herausgebers James Frederick Palmer. Band 1: Vie de John Hunter par Drewery Ottley. Leçon de chirurgie. - Band 2: Traité des dents. Traité de la syphilis. - Band 3: Traité du sang et de l'inflamation. Mémoires de pathologie. - Band 4: Anatomie. Physiologie. Anatomie comparée. Zoologie. - Die Tafeln des Atlasbandes mit Darstellungen zu den obgenannten Themen. "Hunter remains one of the great all-round biologists like Haller and Johannes Müller, and with Paré and Lister, one of the three greatest surgeons of all time" (Garrison-M.). - Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. Atlasband bestossen.

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        History of the Scottish Episcopal Church from the Revolution to the Present Time.

      Edinburgh: Gallie and Bayley, 1843.. xl + 588 + 2. 23 x 14 cm. An extremely rare first edition of this seminal work, upon which so many later historians have drawn. Slight foxing to half-title and title, and to the two pages of advertisements at the end. Rebound in green cloth, with paper label, and head and tail bands. A good clean, tight copy.Very good condition.

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        The Cerographic Atlas of the United States

      Sidney E. Morse & Co. 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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        Neurypnology; or the rationale of nervous sleep

      John Churchill London: John Churchill, 1843. Braid, James (1795?-1860). Neurypnology; or, the rationale of nervous sleep, considered in relation with animal magnetism. xxii, 265, [1, addenda and errata]pp. London: John Churchill; Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1843. 170 x 107 mm. Original green cloth, blindstamped, title in gilt on spine, tiny split in front hinge, small stain on back cover; boxed. Very good copy. Gift inscription dated 1845 on front free endpaper.First Edition of the first full-length scientific treatise on what is now known as hypnotism. Braid, a Manchester surgeon, began a scientific investigation of mesmerism in the early 1840s and soon became convinced that the effects produced did not depend on a physical ?magnetic influence? passing from practitioner to subject, but instead were subjective phenomena caused by physiological changes in the person mesmerized (he would later reject his early physiological theory for others that gave greater recognition to suggestibility and psychic state). When he published Neurypnology Braid did not yet have a full understanding of the psychological processes involved in hypnosis, believing that hypnotic phenomena were produced by functional changes in the nervous, muscular, circulatory and respiratory systems. However, he did recognize that hypnosis was a subjective phenomenon, dependent entirely on the state of mind of the hypnotized and not on any mystical fluid or occult magical power wielded by the hypnotizer. Braid's methods of hypnosis were published in France circa 1860, where they exerted an important influence on the work of Broca, Charcot, Liébeault and Bernheim, whose teachings in turn influenced the work of Sigmund Freud. Crabtree 465. Garrison-Morton 4993. Fulton & Stanton I.17. Hunter & Macalpine, pp. 906-910. Norman 324.

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        Kabul. Schilderung einer Reise nach dieser Stadt und des Aufenthaltes daselbst, in den Jahren 1836, 1837 und 1838. Aus dem Englischen von Theodor Oelkers..

      8°, XII; 403 S., 12 lithographierten Tafeln (davon 8 getönt und 2 gefaltet), 8 Textholzstiche., Orig.-Broschur (Interimseinband), Min. stockfleckig, Falttaf. im Falz gerissen (hinterlegt), Bindung etwas locker, insgesamt schönes Exempalr. Seltene, erste deutsche Ausgabe. Burnes (1805 - 1841), Cousin des Dichters Robert Burns, war Offizier der "'Bengal Infantry" der Britischen Ostindien-Kompanie, reiste 1836 im Auftrag der britischen Regierung zu Dost Mohammed, dem unberechenbaren Herrscher von Afghanistan, nach Kabul. Im Frühjahr 1838 mußte er Kabul verlassen, kehrte 1839 mit der britischen Armee zurück und wurde bei einem Aufstand getötet. Er lieferte im vorliegenden Werk und a. die erste Wörtersammlung der bisher unbekannten Sprache der Siahposch (Kafir). Das Werk geht ausführlich auf die politische, wirtschaftliche Situation und das gesellschaftliche Leben in Afghanistan ein und beschreibt die Kämpfe zwischen Afghanen und Sikhs. Die Tafeln mit Ansichten von Kabul und Amritsar, außerdem baktrische Münzen, Inschriften, Porträts (Burnes in der Tracht von Buchara, Mohammed Khan, Hyat Kafila Bashi), etc. Die Beschreibung des Wirtschaftslebens mit interessanten Details, z. B. Verzeichnis der Läden auf dem Basar von Dera Ghazi Khan am Indus, Liste der Import- und Export-Artikel auf dem Basar zu Kabul.

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        Address Delivered Before the Literary Societies of Erskine College, Abbeville District, S.C. at the Appointment, and by the Request of the Euphemian Society, on the Fourth Anniversary, September 20, 1843

      Printed by O.H. Wells Greenville, S.C.: Printed by O.H. Wells. 1843. First. First edition. Stitched printed pink wrappers. 15, (1)pp. Name cut away from top of the front wrap, small nicks at the extremities, a very good copy. O'Neall was Speaker of the House of South Carolina, and a respected judge; he later served as a major general in the war. Erskine was founded in 1839, and still operates. Advice to college students: learn how to spell, avoid grog, stop snivelling, etc. OCLC locates three copies, none in the South (AAS, Harvard, Huntington). .

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        Autograph letter signed

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

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        Frygt og Bæven. Dialektisk Lyrik af Johannes de silentio.

      C.A. Reitzel, København 1843. VIII+133 sider. Samtidigt halvlæderbind med enkel rygforgyldning. Falsene svage. Gl. navn på forsatsbladet. Bogblokken noget gulnet.. Første udgave. Himmelstrup 48.** First edition. Contemporary half-calf binding with gilt decorations on spine. Hinges weak. Name on front end-paper. Paper somewhat browned

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        En majdag i Wärend.

      Swenskt tillfällighetsstycke i en akt, med sång och dans. Första gången uppfördt på Kongl. theatern i Stockholm, thorsdagen den 11 maj 1843, årsdagen af h.m. konungens kröning. Sthlm, Hörbergska boktryckeriet, 1843. 12:o. 76 s. + Plancher till En majdag i Wärend. U.o., (1843). Folio. (1) s. & 4 handkolorerade litograferade plr. Två enkla hklbd med handskrivna titeletiketter på främre pärmen. Textdelen oskuren. Några fuktränder i nedre marginalen och minimal reva överst på s. 73 i första volymen. Planschvolymen med småfläckar och lagningar på titelbladet samt med delvis lagad pappersskada på baksidan av första planschen, som också är ngt gulnad. Enstaka fukt- och småfläckar på planscherna, vilka även har diskreta blyertsanteckningar. Den andra planschen med visst färgkladd. Med Carl Trolle-Bondes monogramstpl på etiketterna, hans exlibris i två varianter och med Trolleholms stpl på försättsbladet till planschvolymen.. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 298. Den ovanliga och separat utgivna planschbilagan omnämns inte av Klemming. Linnström placerar volymen i sitt "Svenskt boklexikon" under "Malmberg" med kommentaren att det "om denne saknas uppgift". "Svenskt konstnärslexikon" tror att det kanske är ett missförstånd och lanserar litografen L. T. Öberg som en möjlig upphovsman. De avbildade skådespelarna är enligt gamla anteckningar: C. Hjortsberg, Almlöf, Jenny Lind, Dannström och Belletti. Den sistnämnda spelade en kringfarande italienare som sålde gipsfigurer

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        Commentaire Sur la Constitution Federale des Etats-Unis, Precede

      1843. Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Odent, Paul, Editor and Translator. Commentaire Sur la Constitution Federale des Etats-Unis, Precede d'un Apercu sur l'Histoire des Colonies et des Etats Avant l'Adoption de la Constitution, Traduit du Commentaire de J. Story, Professeur de Droit a L'Universite de Harvard, Et Augmente des Observations de Mm. Jefferson, Rawle, De Tocqueville, Etc., Et de Notes Sur la Jurisprudence et L'Organisation Judiciaire, par Paul Odent, Docteur en Droit, Avocat a la Cour Royale de Paris, Ancien Avocat aux Conseils du Roi et a la Cour de Cassation. Paris: Joubert, Libraire de la Court de Cassation, 1843. Two volumes. Octavo (8" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt title, fillets and blind-stamped ornaments to spine, speckled edges, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, hinges starting. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, mostly to margins. Early owner stamp (A. Armand) to front endleaf of each volume, interiors otherwise clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. * First French edition. The first complete translation into a foreign language, it is taken from Story's first abridged edition (1833). Along with Franz Joseph Buss's Uber die Verfassungs-Urkunde der Vereinigten Staaten von Nord Amerika. Historischer Teil, Nach Story's Commentarien Bearbeitet (1838), Odent's preface is an important source of information on the European reception of Story's work and the American Constitution. In addition to original notes Odent added relevant commentary by Jefferson, Rawle, Tocqueville and others and discussing aspects of the American government that could be adopted in Europe. OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law schools (George Washington University, University of Alabama, University of Michigan). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2918.

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        The Game of English Blood Royal

      1843. Fine. LANGDON, WILLIAM CHAUNCY. The Game of English Blood Royal. New Orleans (1846). (80)ff. Third edition, revised and corrected; first stereotype edition, entered in the District Court of Massachusetts, 1846. Game consisting of 80 cards, measuring 3 3/4 by 2 3/4 inches. 36 cards represent monarchs. These show a woodcut portrait in an octagonal frame, and list numerous facts such as dates, names of parents and spouses, major events and people of their reign, and manner of death. 43 represent nobility close to the crown, and list facts without portraits. The 80th card gives the rules of the game, which is intended to teach English history. Complete and in fine condition, housed in the original green cloth box, with gilt titling and picture. Extremely educational: who could forget that Henry II died of vexation, John, Duke of Bedford, of mortification and anxiety, or Henry I of eating lampreys?

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        Oche-Finceco

      Daniel Rice & James G. Clark Philadelphia: Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, 1843. unbound. very good. Lithographic & Print Coloring Establishment. Portrait. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 20.75" x 15". 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.

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        DAYS AND NIGHTS OF SALMON FISHING IN THE TWEED; WITH A SHORT ACCOUNT

      1843. Fine. SCROPE, William. 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. London: John Murray, 1843. xvii + [3] + 298 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's advertisements and 13 chromolithograph plates throughout. 8vo., green cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Corners bumped, a few pale spots to boards, spine sunned; spine worn at heel and crown. Owner's name tipped in at front pastedown. Spine cocked. Text clean and tight. Wonderful plates, some with minor foxing at edges. Entertaining anecdotes abound, and useful information relating to making flies and and the fine art of salmon fishing is masterfully recounted.

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        DER TODTEN-TANZ...LA DANSE DES MORTS

      Basel Chez Maehli Lamy Basel Chez Maehli-Lamy, 1843. 8vo., three-quarter green cloth over marbled boards, with the title stamped in gilt on the spine, and bookplate of Edward Cheney on front pastedown. This bilingual edition begins with a short history of the subject, followed by a series of woodcuts portraying the usual array of humankind confronting Death personified. A number of the plates bear the initials GS along with a rendering of a knife to signify the name of the wood cutter, George Scharffenberg, who first cut these images into wood in 1576. As Aldred Warthin [The Physician and the Dance of Death] points out, "Most of these [18th century editions by de Mechel] have 41 woodcuts [as does ours], 27 from Holbein, 7 from the Basel Totentanz, and 7 probably from the Totentanz in Berne...Numerous cheap reproductions of these were issued in Basel during the first half of the nineteenth century." Our edition has cuts that measure a generous 4 3/8 x 3 inches and are close copies of the originals. In over thirty years of searching, it is the very first copy of this edition we have seen. See: Warthin. p. 83-84 [illustrations], and 89. Not in Minns. A 19TH C. DANCE OF DEATH WITH WOODCUTS BY SCHARFFENBERG

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        CABOOL: A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY TO, AND RESIDENCE IN THAT

      1843. Fine. BURNES, Lieut-Col. Sir Alexander. CABOOL: A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY TO, AND RESIDENCE IN THAT CITY, IN THE YEARS 1836, 7, AND 8. London: John Murray, 1843. Second edition. xii + 398 pp. Three quarter leather with gilt spine lettering and raised bands, moire boards, marbled edges. Bookplate of Henry Walter Bellew (1834-92) who was born in India, educated in England, and returned to serve in India, most notably as the medical officer on Major Harry Burnett Lumsden's diplomatic mission to Kandahar in 1857, about which he published his Journal of a Political Mission to Afghanistan, in 1857, under Major (now Colonel) Lumsden (London, 1862). Slight offset to endpapers at edges contacting leather. Spine lettering bright, leather slightly cracked with tiny chip at top of front joint. Wonderful engravings; frontispiece author portrait has faint soil and small dampstain at bottom edge, not affecting image. Rest of plates are fine.

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        Moeurs, usages et costumes de tout les peuples du monde, d'apres des documents authentiques et les voyages les plus recents... bruxelles, a la librairie historique-artistique, 1843-44.

      Quattro volumi di cm. 25, pp. 1.700 ca. complessive. Vignetta colorata incisa a ciascuno dei quattro frontespizi e 211 bellissime tavole fuori testo di costumi in fine coloritura d'epoca (ciascuna protetta da velina). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro ai comparti. Legatura firmata. Qualche rada fioritura ed una piccola mancanza alla cuffia superiore di un volume, peraltro esemplare ben conservato, con le tavole in coloritura particolarmente fresca. Opera celebre e non comune munita di un interessante apparato iconografico raffigurante una grande quantità di personaggi atti a mostrare i costumi locali d'ogni parte del mondo. Suddivisa in quattro parti principali: Europa, Oceania, Asia, Africa-America.

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