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        MANUAL OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK FOR THE YEARS 1843 & 4

      New York: Wm. C. Bryant, Printer, 1843. Embossed Cloth. Very Good binding. One of the very earliest of the Valentine's manuals for New York (the first was the 1841-2). With the two folding maps of New York, as called for. Also, the folding chart of "Real and Personal Estate in the City and County of New York". The binding has been discreetly repaired (the textblock had broken where the map is stubbed in) and the middle third of the book has a tideline near the bottom of the textblock. In the publisher's brown cloth which is stamped in blind, and with the arms of the city in gold; titling in gold to the spine. There is a previous owner bookplate on the pastedown. The two maps are splendid. Very Good binding.

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        Opisanie Bukharskogo Khanstva [Description of the Khanate of Bukhara].

      St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1843 - Octavo (222 × 148 mm). Later nineteenth-century Russian brown quarter sheep, marbled boards with cloth tips, title gilt directly to the spine, edges sprinkled blue, linen hinges, pre-1917 paper label of the library of the Orenburg military district to the front pastedown. A little rubbed at the extremities, pale toning to the text-block, some neat professional repairs verso to minor splits to the folds of the maps, but overall a very good clean copy. Lithographic portrait and 2 folding lithographic maps at rear, a regional map and a city plan of Bukhara. First and only edition, uncommon just 9 locations recorded on OCLC. A classic of the literature of the Great Game, probably the first attempt at a scientific description of the Khanate of Bukhara. The author was the noted Russian orientalist, historian and diplomat Nikolay Khanykov (1819-1878) and is based on his experience during Colonel Konstantin Butenev's 1841-2 embassy to Bukhara. The mission was organised as a response to a request of the Bukhara's Khan, Nasrullah, for the dispatch of a geological officer "for the investigation of local ores and location of metals and precious stones". While the embassy was in Bukhara Butenev negotiated for the release of British intelligence officers Arthur Conolly and Charles Stoddart who had been detained there. Despite making contact with Stoddart, and obtaining some detail from him of both his reconnaissance of the region and the conditions of the prisoners' captivity, Butenev failed to obtain the British officers's freedom, and they were murdered soon after the Russian delegation left Bukhara. The book offers a detailed survey of the khanate; the last chapter giving a biographical overview of the life and struggle for power of Nasrullah Khan, the fifth Emir of Bukhara (r. 1827-1860), including his portrait by Lev Alexandrovich Belousov (1806-1864), artist and lithographer, a graduate of the Imperial Academy of Arts who became noted his lithographs to Alexander Viskovatov's "Collection of uniforms of the Russian Army" (1830); "Historical Description of Uniforms and Arms of the Russian Troops" (1841-1862), and others; the volume concludes with a supplementary alphabetical index of place names in Russian and Arabic. The lithographed map shows the borders of the Khanate of Bukhara and its immediate neighbours, and the plan of Bukhara locates over 80 specific buildings and other sights. Widely considered to be "the most valuable achievement in pre-Revolutionary Central Asian studies before the annexation of the region by Russia Khanykov, who stayed in Bukhara for eight months in 1841-2 as a member of a Russian mission, observed the city of Bukhara for the purpose of "systematic description". He left valuable records, which are brief and to the point, of Bukhara's city gates, its area, graveyards, fountains, ark (citadel), jails, mosques, madrasas (including the number of rooms and students and the value of scholarships), caravanserais (including charges), public baths, tim (arcades of shops), the structure of houses, the permanent bazaar, suburban weekly fairs, feasts (festivals), mausolea, population (estimated as 60,000-70,000), trade with neighbouring countries and cities (Russia, Khiva, Mashhad, Kabul, Khokand, Kashgar, Yarkand), prices of goods, the machinery of governments, the ulama, the isan (Sufi spiritual masters), and the academic situation Though the descriptions of Samarkand and Karshi are superficial, Khanykov's record of nineteenth-century Bukhara is meticulous and well deserves the praise accorded it by later scholars such as V.V. Bartol'd and O.A. Sukhareva" (Henda & Miura (eds.), Islamic Urban Studies: Historical Review and Perspectives, p. 282). Nikolay Khanykov (1819-78) graduated as an interpreter in oriental languages from the Imperial Lycée at Tsarkoye Selo in 1836, and in this capacity took part in Perovsky's ill-fated military expedition to Khiva of 1839-1840. Following his participation in the present exped [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DAYS AND NIGHTS OF SALMON FISHING IN THE TWEED. By William Scrope, Esqre., F.L.S.

      John Murray. London. - 1843 1st edition. Large 8vo (157 x 247mm). Ppxx,298. Illustrated with 12 coloured lithographs, a tinted engraved title-page & 9 wood engravings in the text by L. Laghe, T. Landseer and S. Williams, from paintings by Sir David Wilkie, Edwin Landseer, R.A., Charles Landseer, William Simpson and Edward Cooke. Bound in half green morocco over green buckram, five raised bands, gilt titles and decorations to spine, top edge gilt, marbled end-papers. Slight soiling of edges of preliminary pages but a very good first edition copy in a very nice half-morocco binding. Bookplate of E.G. Poole. "With a short account of the natural history and habits of the salmon, instructions to sportsmen, anecdotes, etc." The first edition of one of the most important and readable early salmon fishing books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A REPORT ON AN EXPLORATION OF THE COUNTRY LYING BETWEEN THE MISSOURI RIVER AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS ON THE LINE OF THE KANSAS AND GREAT PLATTE RIVERS. [bound with] HOUSE REP. NO. 31, MILITARY POSTS--COUNCIL BLUFFS TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN

      Washington: Printed by order of the United States' Senate, 1843. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. This is the first issue of explorer John Fremont's report to the Senate on his exploration along the route that became known as the Oregon Trail. With Kit Carson as guide and German cartographer Carl Preuss along to create maps, Fremont set out to survey the territory and to recommend the best route for settlers heading west to take. Fremont (1813-90) joined the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers in 1838, and took part in two wilderness expeditions with explorer Joseph Nicollet, before being appointed to lead the present expedition through the influence of his father-in-law, Missouri senator Thomas Hart Benton, a fervent advocate of western expansion. According to Streeter, "The expedition was designed by Senator Benton and the expansionist group in Congress to publicize the first main division of the route to Oregon, for though this was well known to the fur traders, the region west of the Missouri was still terra incognita to the general public." The Grolier American 100 notes that this report "made clear the first half of the route to Oregon through the South Pass and cast doubts on the prevailing myth of a great American desert between the Missouri and the Rockies." Fremont's acccount of the journey is followed here by a Catalogue of Plants he collected and records of astronomical and meteorological observations. The success of this journey made Fremont's reputation, and he went on to lead three more western expeditions before settling in California, where he became one of the state's first U.S. senators. In 1856, he was the newly-formed Republican Party's first nominee for the presidency. ANB concludes that "He was at his best as the daring and resourceful leader of his early expeditions. The knowledge of the West and impetus to the westward movement that these journeys inspired remain a remarkable and enduring achievement." The second work in the volume is a report by the U.S. Representative from Ohio, Mr. Pendleton, on the establishment of a chain of military posts between Council Bluffs in Iowa and the Pacific Coast in Oregon.. 228 x 145 mm. (9 x 5 3/4"). 207, 78 pp. FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 1,000 COPIES. Modern brown buckram backed with matching morocco, gilt titling on spine. Original brown cloth backstrip laid in. With six plates and a large folding map. Graff 1437; Howes F-371; Wagner-Camp 95; Wheat, Transmississippi West 464; Streeter Sale 3130; Grolier American 100 #49. Second work: Howes P-199; Graff 3243, Wagner-Camp 100. First page a bit foxed, one page (207) with one-inch ink stain affecting a couple of words in a table and a couple of small ink spots, one of them affecting a number, minor foxing throughout (due to paper quality), otherwise an excellent copy in an unworn binding, the folding map especially clean and crisp. This is the first issue of explorer John Fremont's report to the Senate on his exploration along the route that became known as the Oregon Trail. With Kit Carson as guide and German cartographer Carl Preuss along to create maps, Fremont set out to survey the territory and to recommend the best route for settlers heading west to take. Fremont (1813-90) joined the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers in 1838, and took part in two wilderness expeditions with explorer Joseph Nicollet, before being appointed to lead the present expedition through the influence of his father-in-law, Missouri senator Thomas Hart Benton, a fervent advocate of western expansion. According to Streeter, "The expedition was designed by Senator Benton and the expansionist group in Congress to publicize the first main division of the route to Oregon, for though this was well known to the fur traders, the region west of the Missouri was still terra incognita to the general public." The Grolier American 100 notes that this report "made clear the first half of the route to Oregon through the South Pass and cast doubts on the prevailing myth of a great American desert between the Missouri and the Rockies." Fremont's acccount of the journey is followed here by a Catalogue of Plants he collected and records of astronomical and meteorological observations. The success of this journey made Fremont's reputation, and he went on to lead three more western expeditions before settling in California, where he became one of the state's first U.S. senators. In 1856, he was the newly-formed Republican Party's first nominee for the presidency. ANB concludes that "He was at his best as the daring and resourceful leader of his early expeditions. The knowledge of the West and impetus to the westward movement that these journeys inspired remain a remarkable and enduring achievement." The second work in the volume is a report by the U.S. Representative from Ohio, Mr. Pendleton, on the establishment of a chain of military posts between Council Bluffs in Iowa and the Pacific Coast in Oregon.

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        INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN YUCATAN

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1843 - 230 x 140 mm. (9 x 5 1/2"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's brown gilt-stamped cloth. Both volumes housed in a fine modern half calf dropback box. With 120 engravings after Frederick Catherwood, including 76 full-page plates with original tissue guards, two folding frontispieces, and a folding map. Titles with red ink stamp of W. J. Beck. Sabin 91299. Heads of spines chipped, extremities a little worn, boards lightly chafed, but the original bindings entirely solid. Plates and adjacent leaves a little foxed from contact with acidic tissue guards, two plates in volume II loose, occasional minor foxing to text, especially towards the end of each volume, but a very good copy with nothing approaching a fatal defect. After the great success of "Incidents of Travel in Central America," which introduced the public to the Mayan ruins hidden in the jungles, John Lloyd Stephens and his collaborator Frederick Catherwood returned to Yucatan with physician and paleontologist Samuel Cabot and continued their explorations. On this journey, they reached the great Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza and Tulum, and documented 44 Mayan sites in all. To aid them in their efforts, DNB reports, they took with them "a daguerreotype machine, one of the first brought to Mexico. They began by taking daguerreotypes of the local people, whom they invited to sit for portraits. These pictures, shot by Catherwood, constitute the first use of the daguerreotype for anthropological research. He later tried to use the machine for limning the ruins, but found it unsuited to bringing out their carved reliefs, which he presciently understood were not simply decorative, but connected to a linguistic system, as were the hieroglyphs he had depicted in Egypt. In June 1842 Catherwood and Stephens returned to New York, taking the daguerreotypes with them, among the first archaeological photographs produced in Spanish America." Tragically, all the daguerreotypes were destroyed in a fire, but Catherwood's sketches based on the images appear here. Like their earlier work on Mesoamerica, "Incidents of Travel in Yucatan" was a great success, with Sabin reporting that it was reissued "at least six times between 1847 and 1860," and it was still in print in 1876. It is difficult to overstate Stephens' contribution to the study of the Mayan civilization; his works provided the foundation for all the archaeologists who followed. Catherwood's meticulous illustrations set the standard for archaeological drawings. According to ANB, these books "remained important into the twenty-first century because they established the field of Mayan archaeology. Stephens provided accurate, detailed descriptions of the ruins, and he was the first to establish that the many Mayan sites were part of a single civilization that existed up to the time of the Spanish conquest and that the Indians were the direct descendants of that civilization." After the great success of "Incidents of Travel in Central America," which introduced the public to the Mayan ruins hidden in the jungles, John Lloyd Stephens and his collaborator Frederick Catherwood returned to Yucatan with physician and paleontologist Samuel Cabot and continued their explorations. On this journey, they reached the great Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza and Tulum, and documented 44 Mayan sites in all. To aid them in their efforts, DNB reports, they took with them "a daguerreotype machine, one of the first brought to Mexico. They began by taking daguerreotypes of the local people, whom they invited to sit for portraits. These pictures, shot by Catherwood, constitute the first use of the daguerreotype for anthropological research. He later tried to use the machine for limning the ruins, but found it unsuited to bringing out their carved reliefs, which he presciently understood were not simply decorative, but connected to a linguistic system, as were the hieroglyphs he had depicted in Egypt. In June 1842 Catherwood and Stephens returned to New York, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Dabistan,

      Paris: Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland,, 1843. or School of Manners, translated from the Original Persian, with Notes and Illustrations. 3 volumes, tall octavo. Original green cloth, paper-spine labels, edges untrimmed. From the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838–1914), with printed bookplates noting his widow's bequest of the collection to Bath Public Library in 1920, manuscript shelf-marks to spines and front-pastedowns, and blind-stamps to the text as usual. Spine-labels largely missing, vol. 1 spine chipped at foot, vols. 2 and 3 slightly nicked, skilful restoration to joints, sides lightly rubbed, tips bumped, endpapers browned, occasional light spotting, vol. 2 sigs. 21–2 foxed more heavily, occasional pale-tide marks to margins of vols. 2 and 3, only touching the text in vol. 3 contents. A good copy. First complete edition in English of this "important [Persian] text of the Azar Kayvani pseudo-Zorostrian sect. It was written anonymously between the years 1645 and 1658 and contains important information particularly about the prevalent religions of India in the 17th century" (Encyclopaedia Iranica). The author, erroneously identified by Sir William Jones as one Muhsin Fani, appears to to have composed most of the text during the reign of Shah Jahan, travelling to various parts of India to study different religious creeds; his attempt to keep his identity secret probably reflects the orthodox religious climate subsequently promulgated by Awrangzeb (r. 1658–1707). Each chapter is devoted to the beliefs of a different group, including Parsis, Hindus, Tibetans, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and (treated separately) Sufis, as well as smaller communities. The Persian text was printed in Calcutta in 1809; a partial translation by Francis Gladwin had previously appeared in the New Asiatic Miscellany (1789). This edition is scarce, with seven copies listed at auction since 1933.

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, ... Also his life written by himself, in which is included a continuation of his History of the Grand Rebellion. A new edition, from the original manuscript, with copious indexes.

      Oxford:: University Press, 1843.. Thick sm. 4to. [iv], 1364 pp. Original full brown diced calf, gilt rules and corner pieces, gilt extra spine, all edges gilt, two modern maroon and green leather gilt-stamped labels added; joints just starting to show a crack at ends. Bookplate of Jac. Edv. C. Welldon, A.M. [1900]. Very good +. WITH A SPLIT-DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING, WITH TWO SCENES: (A) ON THE LEFT A PORTRAIT OF CHARLES I; (B) A PORTRAIT OF OLIVER CROMWELL. Painted ca. 1990s.

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        Opisanie Bukharskogo Khanstva [Description of the Khanate of Bukhara].

      St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences,, 1843. Octavo (222 × 148 mm). Later nineteenth-century Russian brown quarter sheep, marbled boards with cloth tips, title gilt directly to the spine, edges sprinkled blue, linen hinges, pre-1917 paper label of the library of the Orenburg military district to the front pastedown. Lithographic portrait and 2 folding lithographic maps at rear, a regional map and a city plan of Bukhara. A little rubbed at the extremities, pale toning to the text-block, some neat professional repairs verso to minor splits to the folds of the maps, but overall a very good clean copy. First and only edition, uncommon just 9 locations recorded on OCLC. A classic of the literature of the Great Game, probably the first attempt at a scientific description of the Khanate of Bukhara. The author was the noted Russian orientalist, historian and diplomat Nikolay Khanykov (1819-1878) and is based on his experience during Colonel Konstantin Butenev's 1841-2 embassy to Bukhara. The mission was organised as a response to a request of the Bukhara's Khan, Nasrullah, for the dispatch of a geological officer "for the investigation of local ores and location of metals and precious stones". While the embassy was in Bukhara Butenev negotiated for the release of British intelligence officers Arthur Conolly and Charles Stoddart who had been detained there. Despite making contact with Stoddart, and obtaining some detail from him of both his reconnaissance of the region and the conditions of the prisoners' captivity, Butenev failed to obtain the British officers's freedom, and they were murdered soon after the Russian delegation left Bukhara. The book offers a detailed survey of the khanate; the last chapter giving a biographical overview of the life and struggle for power of Nasrullah Khan, the fifth Emir of Bukhara (r. 1827-1860), including his portrait by Lev Alexandrovich Belousov (1806-1864), artist and lithographer, a graduate of the Imperial Academy of Arts who became noted his lithographs to Alexander Viskovatov's "Collection of uniforms of the Russian Army" (1830); "Historical Description of Uniforms and Arms of the Russian Troops" (1841-1862), and others; the volume concludes with a supplementary alphabetical index of place names in Russian and Arabic. The lithographed map shows the borders of the Khanate of Bukhara and its immediate neighbours, and the plan of Bukhara locates over 80 specific buildings and other sights. Widely considered to be "the most valuable achievement in pre-Revolutionary Central Asian studies before the annexation of the region by Russia … Khanykov, who stayed in Bukhara for eight months in 1841-2 as a member of a Russian mission, observed the city of Bukhara for the purpose of "systematic description". He left valuable records, which are brief and to the point, of Bukhara's city gates, its area, graveyards, fountains, ark (citadel), jails, mosques, madrasas (including the number of rooms and students and the value of scholarships), caravanserais (including charges), public baths, tim (arcades of shops), the structure of houses, the permanent bazaar, suburban weekly fairs, feasts (festivals), mausolea, population (estimated as 60,000-70,000), trade with neighbouring countries and cities (Russia, Khiva, Mashhad, Kabul, Khokand, Kashgar, Yarkand), prices of goods, the machinery of governments, the ulama, the isan (Sufi spiritual masters), and the academic situation … Though the descriptions of Samarkand and Karshi are superficial, Khanykov's record of nineteenth-century Bukhara is meticulous and well deserves the praise accorded it by later scholars such as V.V. Bartol'd and O.A. Sukhareva" (Henda & Miura (eds.), Islamic Urban Studies: Historical Review and Perspectives, p. 282). Nikolay Khanykov (1819-78) graduated as an interpreter in oriental languages from the Imperial Lycée at Tsarkoye Selo in 1836, and in this capacity took part in Perovsky's ill-fated military expedition to Khiva of 1839-1840. Following his participation in the present expedition he joined the diplomatic office of the Main Administration of the Transcaucasian Krai and continued his ethnographic researches; his writings included On Muridism and the Murids, A Translation of Muslim Decrees on War, and On the Alternating Changes in the Level of the Caspian Sea. Between 1850 and 1855, Khanykov served as one of the directors of the newly organised Caucasus section of the Russian Geographic Society; from 1854 to 1857 he was consul general in Tabriz; and in 1858–9 he led a scientific expedition to Khorasan. From 1860, Khanykov lived mainly in Paris where he was close to Ivan Turgenev, moving in the circles of Russian revolutionary émigrés surrounding Alexander Herzen, whose papers and letters he helped preserve. Khanykov wrote two books about his exploration of Khorasan; one of these, Mémoire sur la partie méridionale de l'Asie centrale (first published in French in 1861, and not in Russian until 1973), was awarded the Grande Médaille d'Or of the Société de géographie. The present work was Khanykov's first published book, it was subsequently translated in English - as Bokhara: its Amir and its People, 1845 - French and German.

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        HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO, WITH A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF THE ANCIENT MEXICAN CIVILIZATION, AND THE LIFE OF THE CONQUEROR, HERNANDO CORTES

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. First American Edition. Published a few months after the first edition appeared in London, this is the first American appearance of an enduringly popular work on Cortes' subjugation of the Aztec civilization, the masterpiece of a man Britannica considers "the greatest Anglo-American historian of the Hispanic world." The Harvard-educated Prescott (1796-1859) was known for seeking out primary material and contemporary sources to craft his very readable and engaging histories, and has been called America's first scientific historiographer. Partially blinded by an accident in college, and unable to travel to Mexico himself to see the Aztec ruins and to examine documents in person, he enlisted the assistance of his friends, Spanish diplomat Ángel Calderón de la Barca and his Scottish wife Frances (Fanny) Inglis. Ángel procured manuscripts and other scholarly materials, while Fanny used a daguerreotype machine sent by Prescott to provide him with images of the sites discussed in the book and wrote lively letters that were valuable sources of anthropological and ethnographic information. Prescott was so impressed that he got Fanny's collected letters published under the title "Life in Mexico," the earliest account of Central America by a female traveller. Prescott's biographer Harry Thurston Peck calls this work "one of the most brilliant examples which the English language possesses of literary art applied to historical narration," further observing, "Here, as nowhere else, has Prescott succeeded in delineating character. All the chief actors of his great historic drama not only live and breathe, but they are as distinctly differentiated as they must have been in life. Cortés and his lieutenants are persons whom we actually come to know in the pages of Prescott. . . . Over against these brilliant figures stands the melancholy form of Montezuma, around whom, even from the first, one feels gathering the darkness of his coming fate. He reminds one of some hero of Greek tragedy, doomed to destruction and intensely conscious of it, yet striving in vain against the decree of an inexorable destiny. . . . [Prescott] transmuted the acquisitions of laborious research into an enduring monument of pure literature.". 240 x 150 mm. (9 1/2 x 5 7/8"). Complete with two half titles (volume III issued without). Three volumes. First American Edition. Publisher's embossed black cloth, smooth spines with gilt titling. With three engraved frontispieces, two engraved double-page maps, and an engraved facsimile of Cortes' signature. Two pencilled signatures on front flyleaf. BAL 16340; Grolier American 100 #51; Hill 1383. Boards a bit chafed, extremities a little rubbed, tiny tear to head of one spine, but the bindings solid. A couple of quires a little browned, isolated marginal smudges or other insignificant imperfections, otherwise a fine, clean set. Published a few months after the first edition appeared in London, this is the first American appearance of an enduringly popular work on Cortes' subjugation of the Aztec civilization, the masterpiece of a man Britannica considers "the greatest Anglo-American historian of the Hispanic world." The Harvard-educated Prescott (1796-1859) was known for seeking out primary material and contemporary sources to craft his very readable and engaging histories, and has been called America's first scientific historiographer. Partially blinded by an accident in college, and unable to travel to Mexico himself to see the Aztec ruins and to examine documents in person, he enlisted the assistance of his friends, Spanish diplomat Ángel Calderón de la Barca and his Scottish wife Frances (Fanny) Inglis. Ángel procured manuscripts and other scholarly materials, while Fanny used a daguerreotype machine sent by Prescott to provide him with images of the sites discussed in the book and wrote lively letters that were valuable sources of anthropological and ethnographic information. Prescott was so impressed that he got Fanny's collected letters published under the title "Life in Mexico," the earliest account of Central America by a female traveller. Prescott's biographer Harry Thurston Peck calls this work "one of the most brilliant examples which the English language possesses of literary art applied to historical narration," further observing, "Here, as nowhere else, has Prescott succeeded in delineating character. All the chief actors of his great historic drama not only live and breathe, but they are as distinctly differentiated as they must have been in life. Cortés and his lieutenants are persons whom we actually come to know in the pages of Prescott. . . . Over against these brilliant figures stands the melancholy form of Montezuma, around whom, even from the first, one feels gathering the darkness of his coming fate. He reminds one of some hero of Greek tragedy, doomed to destruction and intensely conscious of it, yet striving in vain against the decree of an inexorable destiny. . . . [Prescott] transmuted the acquisitions of laborious research into an enduring monument of pure literature."

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        Les Hiéroglyphes français ou méthode figurative appliquée à l'instruction primaire, contenant en outre: 1° un essai sur la prononciation des langues étrangères, 2° la plus simple des sténographies, 3° un nouveau système du blason, 4° l'art d'écrire avec des points, et de transmettre la pensée par la seule indication de quelques hiéroglyphes.

      P., Roret, 1843, gd. in 8°, de XVIII-134pp.-2ff., ill. d'un front. et de 10 planches gravées h. t., d'un calque transparent et de très nbr. hiéroglyphes in t., cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, couv. ill. cons., cachet, restauration en marge des 8 derniers ff. Envoi de l'auteur au verso de la couv. "à Monsieur du Taya, hommage de l'auteur" Rarissime ouvrage dédié à Charles Nodier, et dont la méthode hiéroglyphique se rapproche beaucoup de ce que les spécialistes qualifieraient de "cabbale phonétique" par le procédé dit du "rébus à transfert". Son mystérieux auteur qui après une carrière militaire mourut à Lyon en 1851, a été fréquemment assimilé au nom moins mystérieux militaire dont il est question dans les ouvrages hermétiques de Fulcanelli, et qui enseignait un système mnémotechnique à base d'idéogrammes fonctionnants par cabbale phonétique. Ce procédé du rébus à transfert, à savoir que le même idéogramme peut servir à représenter un mot concret ou un autre mot ou partie de mot homophone, revêt un importance capitale dans de nombreuses écritures idéographiques dont l'égyptienne, l'aztèque, et la chinoise. Chesnier-Duchêne applique cette méthode à la construction d'un écriture hiéroglyphique française, qu'il dit pouvoir rénover nos moyens actuels d'expression... En dehors de son aspect ésotérique la démarche reste fascinante et l'ouvrage peut-être regardé comme une véritable curiosité bibliophilique dont la rareté est indéniable. ¶ Noël Arnaud consacre quelques longues pages à ce traité dans son article "Vers une Littérature illettrée" paru dans le N° spécial "Littérature illettrée" de la Revue Bizarre, 32/33 de 1964 - Caillet n°2326 "très curieux ouvrage.." - aussi Blavier Fous littéraires p.200.

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        The Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Battle of Life; Cricket on the Hearth; The Haunted Man and The Ghost?s Bargain.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1843-48. First editions, first issues of all five of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books. Octavo, original cloth, 5 volumes. A Christmas Carol, in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas is first state binding ("D" intact, 14mm margin), half-title printed in blue, title-page printed in red and blue, verso printed in blue, hand-colored etched frontispiece and three hand-colored etched plates by John Leech, four wood-engravings in-text by W.J. Linton after Leech, 2pp. publisher's advertisements at the end. First edition, second impression per Smith, first impression, first issue per Todd YB43c (yellow endpapers, blue and red title-page, 1843 date, Stave One, remainder of text unrevised per Todd, also all per Scott save p.21, ln. 22, see supplement Table I Scott), one of three combinations that per Todd do not recur in the later issue, order 2 per Todd (no priority, outer b1 inner a1), sewers' mark "12" and line to verso of ad leaf and recto rear endpaper, and with one of five points noted in VanderPoel (space between sentences p.127, ln. 22, is 4mm). Very light wear to the cloth, otherwise fine. The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year yellow endpapers, a.e.g., advertisement, half-title, engraved frontispiece and first state vignette title page. First edition, first issue, with internal flaws per Smith (save "h" p.166, some copies). In near fine condition. The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home yellow endpapers, a.e.g., half-title, frontispiece and vignette title page, first state ad leaf. First edition, first issue, with internal flaws (save p.iv and 79). Front inner hinge cracked; manuscript inscription to title page. The Battle of Life. A Love Story has yellow endpapers, a.e.g., half-title, advertisements, frontispiece and second state vignette title page [Todd C2, Eckel 2]. First edition, with four internal flaws per Smith. In near fine condition. The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. 12mo, original red cloth, yellow endpapers, a.e.g., advertisements, frontispiece and vignette title page. First edition, with internal flaws noted per Smith (save pp.iv and 122, some copies). In near fine condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. An exceptional set, uncommon in this condition. A Christmas Carol "may readily be called the Bible of Christmas It was issued about ten days before Christmas, 1843, and 6000 copies were sold on the first day the number of reprintings have been so many that all attempts at the figures have been futile. Altogether 24 editions were issued in the original format" (Eckel, 110). "It was a work written at the height of Dickens’ great powers, which would add to his considerable fame, bring a new work to the English language, increase the festivities at Christmastime, and contain his most eloquent protest at the condition of the poor" (John Mortimer). "Suddenly conceived and written within a few weeks, [A Christmas Carol] was the first of Dickens’ Christmas books (a new literary genre thus created incidentally) it was an extraordinary achievement—the one great Christmas myth of modern literature."

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        An Inaugural Discourse on Arabic and Sanskrit Literature, delivered in New Haven, Wednesday, August 16, 1843

      Printed by B.L. Hamlen, New Haven 1843 - Printed for Private Circulation. 51 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation from America's 'First Arabist of Note'. Inscribed on front cover "Rev. Dr. Bacon with the respects of the author."Edward Elbridge Salisbury (1814-1901), "America's first Arabist of note", studied theology and Hebrew, and graduated from Yale in the class of 1832. He travelled to Europe in 1837 to study Arabic with the great French orientalist Sylvestre de Sacy, and then studied Sanskrit and philology under Franz Bopp in Berlin. "In 1841 Salisbury was appointed Professor of Arabic and Sanskrit at Yale. This was the first Orientalist teaching post in the United States" (Irwin). He studied further in Bonn and Paris before returning to take up the professorship in 1843, upon which occasion this Discourse was presented. It is a brisk and wide ranging survey of "the subject of oriental learning, particularly those two great departments of it of which the Sanskrit and the Arabic languages are the key". "Without a knowledge of Arabic how little can that transitory period of history be understood, when upon the fall of the Byzantine empire the Arabs succeeded, as not only the preservers, but the enlargers of science, the only nation which could be called really civilized, for several centuries." In addition to sketching the outlines of Arabic poetical and religious literature, Salisbury touches upon the roots and flowering of Sanskrit literature, as well as the importance of the language in understanding Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. Salisbury notes how in the preceding decades, European scholars had opened the doors of learning about the East, and suggests that America must not ne left behind by the further advance of learning.In 1842, Salisbury was one of the founders of the American Oriental Society. He served as editor of its Journal from 1846 to 1863 and assumed the costs of acquiring Oriental type fonts and the Journal's production. One of his contributions for 1847 was the first scholarly article on Buddhism published in the U.S., and his many essays also included the first American publication on cuneiform.In the decade during which he taught Sanskrit, Salisbury had only two students. One of them was William Dwight Whitney, "who became one of the ablest Sanskritists of his time. ? With characteristic generosity and self-effacement, Salisbury resigned his professorship in Sanskrit in Whitney's favor, endowing the chair from his own resources (1853-1854). He increased the endowment in 1869 when Harvard attempted to draw Whitney to its own faculty" (ANB).The inscription on this copy of the Inaugural Discourse is to Leonard Bacon, Sr. (1802-1881) who from 1825 until his death was pastor of the First Church (Congregational) in New Haven. In 1843, Bacon was one of the founders of the New Englander (later the Yale Review) to which Salisbury was a regular contributor.A cornerstone of American engagement with the languages and ideas of the Arab and Indian cultures, with a fine association. See Robert Irwin, Dangerous Knowledge pp. 213-4 Cream printed wrappers. Minor chipping, spine split, some foxing, else Very Good [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Les Mysteres De Paris

      Paris; 1843-1844: Charles Gosselin. Quarto. 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.

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        Les Mystères de Paris

      Bruxelles: Société belge de librairie, Hauman et Ce, 1843. Fine. Société belge de librairie, Hauman et Ce, Bruxelles 1843, 9x14cm, 14 tomes reliés en 7 volumes. - Belgian infringement, published almost simultaneously with the first edition. Binders of the time half blue morocco night Roullin (its label is laminated on the second inside cover of the first volume), back smooth ornate gilded rococo irons, flat blue cardboard, all marbled. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Contrefaçon belge, pratiquement publiée en même temps que l'édition originale. Reliures de l'époque en demi maroquin bleu nuit de Roullin (son étiquette est contrecollée sur le second contreplat du premier volume), dos lisses richement ornés de fers rocaille dorés, plats de cartonnage bleus, toutes tranches marbrées. Quelques coiffes de tête un peu frottée, celle du dernier volume présente de petits manques sans gravité. Quelques pâles rousseurs sans gravité. Pour éviter de rompre le cours de la lecture dans chaque volume, le relieur n'a pas conservé le faux-titre et le titre de certains tomes.

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

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

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        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. Hardcover. very good. 1st Edition. xxii, [1], 387, [16pp. pub adverts.]; vi, [1], 474pp. 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. very good 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. 1843

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        [AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF Tratado elemental teórico- practico de los Cónsules de España en paises etrangeros, presentado al Ministerio de Estado, por el Cónsul de S. M. en el Estado de Yucatan]

      [Campeche, 1843. [59]pp. plus a quarto bifolium bearing title bound at beginning of text. Folio. Modern three-quarter red morocco and cloth, gilt. Boards bowed, light rubbing to corners and spine ends. Central horizontal crease throughout, otherwise clean. Near fine. An extensive unpublished manuscript manual of diplomacy written for the use of Spanish consuls and commercial agents stationed in foreign countries by Gerónimo Ferrer y Valls (1797-1851), then the Spanish consul and commercial agent in Campeche, Yucatan, and addressed to Antonio González y González (1792-1876), then in his second term as Spain's Prime Minister. Ferrer y Valls explains that he wrote this treatise for the benefit of his consular colleagues and trade agents, having himself profited from Agustín de Letamendi's ATRIBUCIONES CONSULARES (1835). Arranged in thirty-six chapters, the text includes examples drawn from the author's own experience in Campeche. Following a discussion of commerce in general and the history of Spanish consulates, Ferrer y Valls examines the skills required by a consul and vice consul, arguing that such a figure should also undertake the role of the commercial agent. Consular documents are examined: the bill of health for the port for which the consul was responsible, the authentication of documents, the notification of petitions, and the books to be kept. These include a letter book of ministerial correspondence and another of correspondence with authorities within the country; a register of passports issued by the consul; a log of the entry and exit of ships; a book of certificates stating the origin of goods; a register of Spanish citizens resident in the country; and a book of sea protests, proxies, deeds, wills, and other public acts. Discussion of the jurisdiction of Spanish consuls is followed by a description of consular services and fees, with a table of tariffs. A particularly interesting example of a consular report given here is a table for the first quarter of 1842 recording imports and exports shipped into and out of the port of Campeche by Spanish merchant vessels. The treatise ends with a short chapter on inventories, listing, as an example, the papers, books, and effects in the consulate at Campeche. At the time of writing this treatise Ferrer y Valls was already an established author, having published, among other works, the similarly titled TRATADO ELEMENTAL TEÓRICO-PRÁCTICO DE RELACIONES COMERCIALES... in 1833, and edited a periodical entitled TECNOLÓGICO NACIONAL DE AGRICULTURA, ARTES INDUSTRIALES, CIENCIAS, COMERCIO Y LITERATURA in 1834. That Ferrer y Valls also intended to publish this manuscript is clear: not only is it a fair copy, with only a few corrections and cross-outs, but it contains a copy of a letter from the author, and Prime Minister Antonio González y Gonzálezs reply, regarding its printing. The author estimates the cost of printing and paper for 500 copies at no more than 150 pesos and states that if the government cannot meet the expense, he would, with González's approval, arrange the printing himself. In an interesting aside, Ferrer y Valls requests transfer to the new consulate in Montevideo, as the climate in Campeche is not congenial to his health. González's reply must have come as a disappointment on both accounts: it would not be appropriate for his ministry to publish the TRATADO, as it might give the work an authority which only government-issued instructions could have on such matters; as for the transfer, no definite decision had yet been made on the establishment of a consulate in Montevideo. That Ferrer y Valls continued to write, however, is clear from the publication of his CARTAS HISTÓRICAS, FILOSÓFICAS, ESTADÍSTICAS, AGRÍCOLAS, INDUSTRIALES Y MERCANTILES in 1846. The text of the TRATADO is followed by a copy of a letter from Ferrer y Valls, dated Dec. 26, 1842, to the Secretary of the Office of the Ministry of State in Madrid, enclosing an appendix, and the Secretary's reply of March 10, 1843. The appendix includes a "Copy of the case relative to the dispatch of passports to Spanish subjects by the commercial agent of Spain in Yucatan promoted by the government of the said state on 2 November 1841 and ended in favour of the representative of her majesty on 14 October 1842;" "A verbal claim made by the commercial agent of Spain in Yucatan on 18 October 1842 to the commander of the first division of operations for excluding the Spanish subject Juan Gual from the armed services;" and "A preventive communication directed by the commercial agent of Spain in Yucatan to the general in chief of the Mexican expeditionary troops and naval forces of the same state" of November 1842. A marvelous inside view of Spanish diplomatic relations, written in Mexico in the mid-19th century.

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        AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED: A PLEA FOR ABOLITION OF SLAVERY PENNED AS A SONNET BY ACTIVIST GEORGE THOMPSON ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF EMANCIPATION IN GREAT BRITAIN.

      Delhi [India]: August, 1843., 1843.. Good. - Over 123 words penned on an 8-1/4 inch high by 5-1/2 inch wide sheet of light blue paper. Titled "Sonnet / On the Morning of the 1st of August, the Anniversary of Emancipation", a magnificent 14-line anti-slavery sonnet that concludes with the powerful statement "... It is decreed! not far remote the time, / When freedom's trump shall sound through / every clime!". Signed "Geo. Thompson". Mounted with glue from the top of the verso onto a strip of heavier stock from an album, the letter is folded several times horizontally and vertically, with short teats to the edges of the folds. A piece is clipped from the top left corner and the right edge is creased and lightly chipped near the bottom. Apparently penned on a larger sheet with a portion of the mailing address with a red postal cancellation stamp from India penned on the verso. Good. The Slavery Abolition Act passed by the UK Parliament in 1833 came into force on August 1, 1834.The British antislavery orator and activist George Donisthorpe Thompson (1804-1878) worked toward the abolition of slavery through lecture tour and by introducing legislation while serving as a member of Parliament. An able orator, he was hired by the London Anti-Slavery Society in 1831. While in Scotland in 1832, where he became interested in abolishing slavery in the United States as well as other parts of the world, he met William Lloyd Garrison and the African-American abolitionist Nathaniel Paul. Invited to visit New England by Garrison, he traveled to the US in 1834 where he drew the attention of pro-slavery supporters and was forced to flee for his life. The Hobart Town Courier later printed a letter in which Thompson stated that he had "...left the United Sates to escape the asassins knife...", the editor noting that attempts had been made to "burn and murder" him in several US towns. He returned to the US following the passing of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850. By then, the abolitionist movement having substantially grown and gained in influence, Thompson found a warmer welcome. Returning to London, he and his son founded the London Emancipation Society which supported the Union during the Civil War. Returning to America, allied himself with William Wells Brown and met President Abraham Lincoln. Throughout his life, Thompson was a powerful voice for emancipation. He supported East Indian reform, free trade, Chartism, non-resistance and the peace movement, often protesting legislation that offered only limited restriction on slavery.A remarkable example of the autograph of one of history's greatest abolitionist.

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        Secrets merveilleux de la magie naturelle & cabalistique du Petit Albert, traduits exactement sur l'original Latin, intitule: Alberti Parvi Lucii libellus de mirabilibus naturae arcanis

      Paris: B. Renaud, 1843. Very good antiquarian condition. Duodecimo. 144 pp. With woodcut frontispiece and 5 folding woodcut plates. Uncut copy in original printed wrappers with lithograph of an astronomer and an observatory on back cover (a little worn and soiled). Strange and wonderful magic grimoire in original unsophisticated state. The so-called "Little Albert" is a well-known collection of magical absurdities and impossiblilities. Brought down to the smallest hamlets in the saddlebags of salesmen, it represents a phenomenal publishing success, despite its reputation -- or because of it. "The "Little Albert" symbolises the huge cultural impact of the cheap print revolution of the early 18th century. The flood gates of magical knowledge were opened during the so-called Enlightenment and the Petit Albert became a name to conjure with across France and its overseas colonies. As well as practical household tips it included spells to catch fish, charms for healing, and instructions on how to make a Hand of Glory, which would render one invisible." (SOURCE: "Owen Davies's top 10 grimoires" in: The Guardian, 8 April 2009). "C'est parmi les livres populaires, le plus celebre et peut-etre le plus absurde... Il est tout naturel que le livre des secrets ait ete attribue a Albert le Grand, car ce docteur, tres savant pour son epoque, eut, parmi ces contemporains, la reputation d'etre sorcier. Le Livre des Secrets du Petit Albert est moins complet, mais le fonds reste le meme" (Brunet). The Petit Albert contained instructions on how to be a magician, as well as practical household tips, such as how to catch fish, and information about how to make your own Hand of Glory – which would give you powers of invisibility. Cf. Ferguson, "Bibliotheca Chemica" p. 17 & Ferguson, "Bibliographical notes on Books of Secrets," Part IV.

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

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

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        7 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 29 S., 8. Auf Briefpapier mit gedrucktem Briefkopf Oeuvre de la Sainte Enfante. Dieses Kindermissionswerk geht auf eine französische Initiative des Bischofs Charles de Forbin Janson von Nancy zurück. Im Mai 1843 wurde dort das Kinderhilfswerk Oeuvre de la Sainte Enfance (deutsch: Werk der heiligen Kindheit) gegründet. Bereits im Jahr 1856 wurde der Verein von Papst Pius IX. als kirchlicher Verein anerkannt und erhielt einen Kardinal als Protektor. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiligend 8 Briefe von Molinier, Kanonikus dieses Missionswerkes (Paris, 1854-1857. Zus. 22 S., 8) auf demselben Briefpapier sowie eine Abschrift eines Briefes. -

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        THE ARTIST. A MONTHLY LADIES' BOOK. VOL I[-II]

      New York: F. Quarré, 1843. 12 issues, with 35 color plates. Large octavo. Contemporary full red sheep, boards gilt rules, spine gilt. Front hinged cracked, boards rubbed, edge and spine wear. Binder's ticket on front pastedown, slightly later pencil ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Edges dampstained, light tanning and scattered foxing. About very good. A complete run of an early and little known American periodical illustrated with color plates. Overlooked by both Bennett and McGrath, THE ARTIST... is an important work in the history of American color printing and in the development of color printing techniques. The publisher, an artist named F. Quarré, states in the introduction that the plates for the new periodical would be accomplished by "a process hitherto unknown." Quarré further states that the plates are "engravings in color...the invention and the means of execution are our own exclusive property...we shall have been the first to trace out a new line which has not as yet been attempted in any other country...." The plates appear to be aquatints, with different portions of the plate inked in different colors, and some of them closely resemble the color-printed plates of Jacob Bigelow's AMERICAN MEDICAL BOTANY of 1817-21. Quarré is not completely unknown - he is listed in Groce and Wallace, as well as in Jay Last's THE COLOR EXPLOSION. THE ARTIST was printed at the Herald Printing Establishment, at the corner of Nassau and Fulton Streets in New York, and was produced in only a small number of copies. In most, including the present one, in addition to purely color printed plates there are plates that are partly color printed and partly handcolored, plates that are entirely and conventionally hand colored, and plates that are embossed (of which one is hand colored). Finally there are several plates with simulated lace borders. "Quarré's most distinctive productions were flower aquatints embellished with engraved white lace, in the manner of the later valentine" - Groce & Wallace. "These plates exemplify the experimentation with color printing techniques in book illustration which paralleled the beginnings of chromolithography in the 1840s" - Reese. A rare and important periodical, never encountered as a complete run. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 48.

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        Exposé des Faits qui ont accompagné l'agression des Français contre l'Ile de Tahiti, par les Directeurs de la Société des Missions de Londres. Traduit de l'Anglais.

      Paris: L.-R. Delay, 1843. Octavo, viii, 80 pp.; uncut in original printed wrappers. A very scarce pamphlet: this discussion of the issue of French sovereignty in Tahiti is collected and translated from publications of the London Missionary Society, and publishes material from various sources including Captain FitzRoy's address to the Missionary Society, details of the visit of the Artémise to Tahiti and the various manoeuvrings of its Captain, La Place; details on the Moerenhout incident, and other articles on the Catholic missions in Tahiti.The London Missionary Society had been active in Tahiti since the arrival of their ship Duff in 1797, and in this tract they denounced French colonisation and promoted Tahitian self-determination.

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        Urkundenbuch der Stadt Lübeck herausgegeben von dem Vereine für Lübeckische Geschichte. 11 Tle. in 12 Bdn. (ohne Registerband). Lübeck, Aschenfeldt u.a., 1843-1905. Mit 7 Tafeln (1 gefalt.). 4°. Etw. spätere Hlwd.-Bde. mit RSch. (leicht berieben).

       1843 (= Codex Diplomaticus Lubecensis I).- Komplette Reihe des groß angelegten Projektes, hier bis auf den Gesamtregisterband vollständig. Die umfangreiche Quellensammlung wurde in großen Teilen durch den Leiter des Lübecker Staatsarchivs Carl Friedrich Wehrmann (1809 - 1898) besorgt.- 3 Bände etwas stockfleckig (sonst nur vereinzelt), 1 Band stellenweise etwas feuchtrandig. Vereinzelt Marginalien in Bleistift. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Notice sur les caractères zoologiques et anatomiques des sauroides vivans et fossiles.

      - Neuchatel, Petitpierre, 1843. Folio (33.5 x 24.8 cm). 73 pp., four large, folded, lithographed plates. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.l This finely illustrated work forms a part of Agassiz’s grand work on fossil fishes, as the subtitle reads: "Extrait de la 15e livraison des Recherches sur les Poissons fossiles", but published separately as it deals with recent herpetology. This copy is dedicated to the French zoologist (ichthyologist, herpetologist and malacologist) Achille Valenciennes (1794-1865;dedication in Agassiz's handwriting on the title page). A second inscription on the title page, being the autograph of the French ichthyologist, herpetologist and taxidermist at the Paris natural history museum, Alexandre Thominot (1821-1896), dated 5 julliet 1866 (i.e. after Valenciennes's death). Some light shelf wear, scattered foxing in the text page margins, the plates with light foxing. Rare. Dean I, p. 7; Nissen ZBI, 39. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA TERRE SAINTE : VUES ET MONUMENTS - AVEC UNE DESCRIPTION HISTORIQUE SUR CHAQUE PLANCHE.

      BRUXELLES, SOCIETE DES BEAUX-ARTS 1843 - ROD0110180: Environ 250 pages. Dos à 5 nerfs. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc dans texte. Nombreuses planches en noir et blanc hors texte. Coiffe en tête et coiffe en pied abimées. Dos frottés. Dos déboité. 8 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. In-Folio Relié. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 956-Moyen et Proche Orient [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le monete delle antiche famiglie di Roma fino allo Imperadore Augusto inclusivamente co' suoi zecchieri dette comunemente Consolari... Seconda edizione notabilmente accresciuta di tutte le novelle disquisizioni nummiche sulla materia, di tutte le monete finora discoperte, preterite nella prima, con venti tavole di aggiunta...

      Stamperia del Fibreno, 1843. Pp. (2) 288 (2). Con 72 tavole f.t. incise (l'ultima delle quali non numerata, con monogrammi). Unito a: RICCIO G. Le monete attribuite alla zecca dell'antica città di Luceria capitale della Daunia con un cenno della remota sua origine e grandezza... Napoli, Tip. Virgilio, 1846. Pp. (4) 27 (1). Con 5 tavole f.t. incise. Unito a: RICCIO G. Repertorio ossia descrizione e tassa delle monete di città antiche comprese ne' perimetri delle province componenti l'attuale Regno delle Due Sicilie al di qua del faro... Napoli, Tramater, 1852. Pp. vii (1) 111, 17 (3) + 2 tavole f.t. incise. Tre opere legate in un volume di cm. 26, solida legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da greca dorata. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, con solo qualche arrossatura sparsa.

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        Sailing Directions for the Inner Route to Torres Strait. From Break-Sea Spit to Booby Island.

      Port Stephens: Printed by the Author, 1843. Small quarto, iv, 14 pp.; 20th-century dark morocco with gilt lettering. Exceptionally rare: printed only for private circulation on King's private press in Port Stephens (at the time he was still serving in the region as the representative of the Australian Agricultural Company). This is the only copy of this book Hordern House has ever sold, offered here for the second time. The rarest of King's works, and of signal importance for coastal voyage generally and the Great Barrier Reef specifically, this is a rare and significant survival.In his preface King comments that "I have been induced to print off a few copies" because he felt that sailing captains were losing what he considered their prejudice against what he had called the "inner route", a much quicker passage even though it required the ships to anchor at night. This was the first separate edition of these sailing directions, which had previously only been published as an article in the New South Wales Calendar and General Post Office Directory. Wantrup notes that the work is "Very rare... This work was published privately in a pioneering settlement by one of the great Australian discoverers and the foremost native-born Australian of his day. Unfortunately it is a very rare work and no copy has appeared for sale in many years" (Australian Rare Books).It is testament to the work's importance that the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty republished it in 1849, together with added notes by Blackwood on the "outer route", around the time that the Admiralty also published Australian Views North-East Coast. Provenance: Commander Ingleton, with his distinctive bookplate; private collection (Sydney). In fine condition in modern binding.

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        Histoire naturelle des zoophytes. Acalèphes.

      Paris, Roret, 1843. 8vo (21.3 x 13.6 cm). Half title with publisher's list of "Suites à Buffon" publications on verso; title page, [v]-viii, 596 pp.; title page to the "Atlas", [ii], 12 chromolithographed plates, with additional handcolouring. Contemporary burgundy half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments gilt vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge red.l A rare work by the French ship's surgeon and naturalist René Primevère Lesson (1794-1849), who travelled with Duperrey around the world, and is renowned for his beautiful publications on hummingbirds, birds of paradise, and other animals. This work deals with jellyfish, Velella, and other hydrozoids, such as the Portugese man o' war; with fine illustrations of these fragile and colourful animals. Published in one of the "Suites" of Buffon but a separate work in itself. It includes detailed descriptions of new species. Light rubbing to boards, small chip to front pastedown. Internally very clean, unmarked, and with only a few pages mildly spotted. plates clean. A very good copy. Nissen ZBI, 2463.

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        Teilansicht, "Erster Spatenstich an der Friedr. Wilh. Nordbahn oberhalb Guschagen".

      - Lithographie v. u. n. v. C. Loewer b. Fr. Hanfstaengl in Dresden, 1843, 30 x 40,5 Thieme-Becker XXIII/328. Sehr seltenes Blatt, bibliografisch nicht nachweisbar. Zahlreiche Menschen feiern den Baubeginn der Friedrich-Wilhelm-Nordbahn an der Fulda bei Grebenau.

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        The seven Chartist and military discourses libelled by the marquis of Abercorn, and other heritors of the Abbey parish. To which are added, four other discourses formerly published, with one or two more as a specimen of the author's mode of treating other scripture topics. With an appendix.

      Paisley, published by the author and sold by M. Paterson (and others), 1843. 8vo., viii + 424pp., occasional light spotting and soiling, old ownership inscription in pencil on p.[1], contemporary black half calf, spine gilt, slightly rubbed, rebacked preserving the original spine. First edition. Patrick Brewster, (1788-1859), a Church of Scotland minister and political activist, had become a prominent member of the Chartist movement by the late 1830s. 'However, he failed to win election to the national convention of Chartists, and despite an appearance on the same platform as Feargus O'Connor (1796–1855) in 1839 his vehement commitment to moral force alone lost him rank and file support. By 1841 he was turning to Joseph Sturge's Complete Suffrage Union, in the hope of a rapprochement between the two movements that would promote moral-force views. Ironically, just as Brewster was being sidelined within the Chartist movement, the Paisley presbytery, which had for some time been concerned by his political activities, chose to proceed against him. The immediate cause was his decision to preach on the rights of the poor at a Chartist church in Glasgow in 1841. After some preliminary actions a libel was served at the instance of the marquess of Abercorn and other heritors of the abbey parish in February 1843, but it was subsequently cancelled in December in the changed circumstances of the Disruption. Brewster's opinions were unchanged: he published The Seven Chartist and Military Discourses> (1843), in which he maintained that Christian churches had always opposed unjust rulers and should oppose the present tyranny of capitalism. ..... Brewster's passionate conviction that religion and politics were inseparable—he argued that ‘The Bible is full of politics'—and his almost Marxist recognition of working-class alienation within a capitalist state make him an outstanding and unusual figure among the establishment clergy of mid-nineteenth-century Scotland. His breadth of vision and analysis contrasts starkly with the more traditional social remedies of most of his clerical contemporaries, who supported nothing more radical than Chalmers's ‘godly commonwealth'.' [Rosemary Mitchell in ODNB].

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        Verbreitung und Einfluss des mikroskopischen Lebens in Sud- und Nord-Amerika. Ein Vortrag. Gelesen in der Königl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin am 25 März und 10 Juni 1841 mit spätern Zusätzen. Nebst 4 colorirten Kupfertafeln.

      - Berlin, Königliche Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1843. Tall folio (41.1 x 27.5 cm). Title page, dedication page, 158 pp., four partly hand-coloured engraved plates. Original blind grey-blue wrappers.l Separate issue, in large paper size, of this rare work of fundamental importance to the knowledge of the Protozoa, including Foraminifera, and unicellular algae. A smaller sized offprint with the plates folded also exists, but also very rare. The four plates show diatoms, foraminifers and other microscopic organisms from the Falkland Islands, Cayenne, Real del Monte, and New York, respectively. More species are reported from many additional localities (for instance: several Caribbean islands; several U.S. states, etc., etc.). Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876) was a German naturalist, explorer, zoologist, comparative anatomist, geologist, palaeontologist, and microscopist. He is perhaps best known for his works on microorganisms, writing extensively on "Infusionsthierchen" (Infusoria). Wrappers a little frayed on edges, and spine cover perished; title page foxed but otherwise internally a very good, clean copy. Cat. BM(NH) 2, p. 515; Sabin, 22070. Not in Nissen ZBI. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le corricolo

      Rare Belgian infringement, published the same year as the first edition, which he makes no mention. Binding to bradel full bottle green calico, smooth back slightly once adorned nets cold guards shaded modest contemporary binding. It should be noted that the Belgian edition we offer includes 3 volumes while the first edition in French has 4. Almost free copy Rare freckles, ex-dono pen on the title page of the first volume. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Méline & Cans & Cie Bruxelles 1843 10x15,5cm 3 volumes reliés en 1

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        Kathedrale Notre Dame ('Église De Notre-Dame, A Anvers. - Gastave Simonau del. et lith. - Imprimépar P. Simonau, Lithographe-Editeur, rue aux Choux, 68, à Bruxelles.').

      - Lithographie v. Gastave Simonau n. Gastave Simonau aus Principaux Monuments Gothiques de L' Europe. . b. P. Simonau in Brüssel, 1843, 66,5 x 51,5

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        Treatise on the Diseases of the Mouth; comprising the structure and functions of the mouth, the history of its diseases, the means of preserving it in beauty and health, and operations appertaining to the dental art

      Baltimore: American Society of Dental Surgeons, 1843. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Half calf on 5 raised bands with gilt stamped label on spine (slightly rubbed, bumped on corners). - New flyleaves, partly somewhat stained. A clean and beautifully bound copy of a very rare work. -Crowley 1801, Hirsch-H, 687 - One of the most important works in the history of dentistry. Near Fine.

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        Die Elemente Der Mechanik Des Himmels, Auf Neuem Wege Ohne Hulfe Hoherer Rechnungsgarten Dargestellt

      Weidmann'sche Buchhandlung, Leipzig 1843 - Xx, 315, (I, Errata], 2 Double Page Folding Charts At End. Original Brown Cloth Spine Printed In Gilt, Brown Marbled Paper Covered Boards, Cloth Tips. Worn Along Top And Bottom Of Spine With A Little Loss, A Few Small Losses Of Paper Along Edges Of Boards, Covers Clean, Contents Clean, Small Stamped Seal Of P. Andries, Astronomer, And Name Stamp Of Later American Author, Both On Front Endpaper, No Other Names Or Marks, Pages Clean With Just A Little Faint Foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Perennials

      London: William Smith,, 1843-44. 2 volumes, quarto (277 x 210 mm). Early 20th century green pebble-grain morocco by Riviere, richly gilt spines, sides with single-line gilt border, gilt ornamental corner-pieces, all edges gilt, richly gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. 96 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates (with paper guards) by Day & Haghe after the Misses Loudon. Joints lightly rubbed, a touch of foxing to plates. A very good, clean set, handsomely bound. First and best edition. "Mrs. Loudon's attractive flower books, first published in the forties, were reissued ten or fifteen years later with plates that had become coarsened and joyless" (Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1950, p. 236). Jane Loudon née Webb, (1807-1858), "was to Victorian gardening what Mrs Beeton was to cookery. Her beautifully illustrated books on gardening and plant identification sold in their thousands and women all over the country were enthused by them to take up gardening as a hobby" (V&A online). She met her husband, the landscape gardener and horticultural writer John Claudius Loudon, when her extraordinary early novel The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827) - a pioneering science fiction work which set futuristic technology, including a steam plough, among the trappings of Egyptomania - was reviewed favourably by Loudon in The Gardener's Magazine. The Scot decided to "seek out the acquaintance of the writer, whom he believed to be male" (ODNB) - and they were married seven months later.

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        Les classiques de la table, à l'usage des praticiens et des gens du monde

      First edition, first printing of 15 illustrations inset. Binding half calf navy blue, back with four nerves decorated with gilded dotted and decorated with double boxes decorated with golden vegetable friezes, small scratches on the caps, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, binding the time. Illustrated book of vignettes in the text. Some small minor foxing. Nice copy. Dentu & Tresse & J. Renouard & Cie & Mansut & Maison & Amyot Paris 1843 13,5x22,5cm relié

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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.

      [London]: "Reprinted for Thomas Rodd" ca. 1843. 8vo. Gatherings stiched; red morocco slipcase. According to Wise: "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 had printed twenty copies in 1816. No example of this mysterious original has ever been unearthed; no trace of it beyond Rodd's own statement has ever been discovered; and no mention of any kind either of its printing or distribution is to be found in the correspondence of Shelley or any of his friends. My own opinion is that no original ever existed, that the private impression of twenty copies was a myth, and that Rodd's so-called facsimile reprint of 1843 is in fact the actual princeps of the Address" (Ashley V, p.64). Granniss Shelley, pp.43-44; Wise Shelley, p.46. Fine.

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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Perennials.

      London: William Smith, 1843-44 - 2 volumes, quarto (277 x 210 mm). Early 20th century green pebble-grain morocco by Riviere, richly gilt spines, sides with single-line gilt border, gilt ornamental corner-pieces, all edges gilt, richly gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Joints lightly rubbed, a touch of foxing to plates. A very good, clean set, handsomely bound. 96 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates (with paper guards) by Day & Haghe after the Misses Loudon. First and best edition. "Mrs. Loudon's attractive flower books, first published in the forties, were reissued ten or fifteen years later with plates that had become coarsened and joyless" (Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1950, p. 236). Jane Loudon née Webb, (1807-1858), "was to Victorian gardening what Mrs Beeton was to cookery. Her beautifully illustrated books on gardening and plant identification sold in their thousands and women all over the country were enthused by them to take up gardening as a hobby" (V&A online). She met her husband, the landscape gardener and horticultural writer John Claudius Loudon, when her extraordinary early novel The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827) - a pioneering science fiction work which set futuristic technology, including a steam plough, among the trappings of Egyptomania - was reviewed favourably by Loudon in The Gardener's Magazine. The Scot decided to "seek out the acquaintance of the writer, whom he believed to be male" (ODNB) - and they were married seven months later. Nissen 1237; Pritzel 5634; see also Sarah Dewis, The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry (2016). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Notice sur les caractères zoologiques et anatomiques des sauroides vivans et fossiles. (Extrait de la 15e livraison des Recherches sur les Poissons fossiles).

      Neuchatel, Imprimerie Petitpierre, 1843, - in-folio, (33.5 x 24.8 cm), 73 p. (+1) + 4 grand lithogr dépl. (Lith. de Nicolet & Thez à Neuchatel), ex, non rogné dédicace de l?auteur ?à Mons. Miescher ms. de la part de son ami L. Agassiz?, brochure originale muette. With 4 large, folded, lithographed plates. This finely illustrated work forms a part of Agassiz?s grand work on fossil fishes, as stated on the titlepage, but published separately as it deals with recent herpetology. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Dean I, p. 7; Nissen ZBI, 39. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE ARTIST. A MONTHLY LADIES' BOOK. VOL I[-II]

      New York: F. Quarré, 1843. 12 issues, with 35 color plates. Large octavo. Contemporary full red sheep, boards gilt rules, spine gilt. Front hinged cracked, boards rubbed, edge and spine wear. Binder's ticket on front pastedown, slightly later pencil ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Edges dampstained, light tanning and scattered foxing. About very good. A complete run of an early and little known American periodical illustrated with color plates. Overlooked by both Bennett and McGrath, THE ARTIST... is an important work in the history of American color printing and in the development of color printing techniques. The publisher, an artist named F. Quarré, states in the introduction that the plates for the new periodical would be accomplished by "a process hitherto unknown." Quarré further states that the plates are "engravings in color...the invention and the means of execution are our own exclusive property...we shall have been the first to trace out a new line which has not as yet been attempted in any other country...." The plates appear to be aquatints, with different portions of the plate inked in different colors, and some of them closely resemble the color-printed plates of Jacob Bigelow's AMERICAN MEDICAL BOTANY of 1817-21. Quarré is not completely unknown - he is listed in Groce and Wallace, as well as in Jay Last's THE COLOR EXPLOSION. THE ARTIST was printed at the Herald Printing Establishment, at the corner of Nassau and Fulton Streets in New York, and was produced in only a small number of copies. In most, including the present one, in addition to purely color printed plates there are plates that are partly color printed and partly handcolored, plates that are entirely and conventionally hand colored, and plates that are embossed (of which one is hand colored). Finally there are several plates with simulated lace borders. "Quarré's most distinctive productions were flower aquatints embellished with engraved white lace, in the manner of the later valentine" - Groce & Wallace. "These plates exemplify the experimentation with color printing techniques in book illustration which paralleled the beginnings of chromolithography in the 1840s" - Reese. A rare and important periodical, never encountered as a complete run. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 48.

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        Oeffentliche Sanitätspflege für die Wundärzte der Königreiche Galizien und Lodomerien.

      Lemberg, Millikowski 1843. X, [8]Pränumeranten-Verzeichnis mit ca. 200 Beziehern, 290 S. 22 cm, Geprägtes Leinen (mit Originaleinband fachmännisch, unauffällig repariert) Original-Rückenvergoldung. Marmorierter Schnitt. - StaT, Papier altersbed. etwas fleckig. Sehr gutes Exemplar, des außerordentlich seltenen Werkes. Kein Eintrag im KVK; ein Expl. in der ÖNB. Das Pränumeranten-Verzeichnis mit ca. 200 Beziehern bildet wahrscheinlich weitgehend die gesamte Ärzteschaft des Bereichs ab. Damit ein bedeutendes medizinhistorisches Buch für den Raum Galizien und Wolhynien. Der Autor war Kreisphysicus in Zolkiew, heute Schowkwa, Ukraine, nördlich der Bezirkshauptstadt Lemberg. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        MANUALE DI DIRITTO CIVILE OSSIA COMMENTARIO SUL CODICE CIVILE tomo III

      ALL'INSEGNA DELL'ANCORA, 1843. ITALIANO 1,5 I ed. napoletana con l'aggiunta del confronto con le leggi civili per lo Regno delle Due Sicilie di Antonio Tosti, testi a due colonne, pagine con lieve fioritura, coperta rigida con piatti usurati agli angoli e scoloriti da fioritura e tracce di umidità, dorso in pelle con titoli ed eleganti fregi d'oro, con 4 nervature ed alcune abrasioni USATO

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