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        Le Livre d'Or de la Jeunesse

      Paris: Louis Janet, 1843. First edition. Hardcover. Cartonnage Romantique binding. . Very Good. Undated, but 1843. 4to. 23 by 15 cm. vii, 167 pp. 13 color plates, one for each of the sentimental children's stories. Scarce children's title, with only five copies listed on OCLC. Slight cock to the binding. Light soiling to the cover. Clean within.

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        Histoire naturelle. Minéralogie. Seconde classe

      1843. 1843, , in-4, oblong, (10)ff manuscrits, (12)ff de dessins, demi-chagrin brun, dos lisse orné, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque), 12 dessins originaux à pleine page, à la mine de plomb, représentant des mines, des carrières et leur exploitation, des puits artésiens, des trombes, etc. Ce manuscrit constitue probablement le cours d'histoire naturelle, suivi par Aimée de Givenchy en classe de seconde, en 1843. Il constitue un témoignage intéressant de l'enseignement de cette matière au lycée, juste avant la réforme de Salvandy. Ministre de l'Instruction publique en 1847, Salvandy créée en effet un enseignement spécial, qui intègre au cours d'histoire naturelle un cours de géologie. Coiffes et coins usés, petits manques sur les plats

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        Monographie du thé. Description pittoresque, torréfaction, composition chimique, propriétés hygiénique de cette feuille

      - Chez L'auteur, Paris 1843 [S.d.], In-8 (16x24,5cm), 160pp., relié. - Prima edizione, illustrata con 18 in legno inserto (tostatura, semina, irrigazione, pianta, raccolta, essiccazione ...) e diversi dipinti. editor di cartone blu calico. colonna vertebrale liscio con dorato. lamina d'oro sul coperchio superiore, raffigurante un padiglione del tè, con personaggi e in barca. Mancanza di coda. Leggera mancanza in mente. 3 angoli con minori perdite di calico. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée de 17 hors-texte sur bois (torréfaction, ensemencement, arrosage, plante, récolte, séchage...) et de plusieurs tableaux. 1 gravure de publicité pour la porte chinoise à paris in fine. cartonnage d'éditeur en percaline bleue. Dos lisse avec titre doré. Plaque dorée sur le plat supérieur et fers à froid d'encadrement, figurant La porte chinoise à Paris, avec personnages et bateau. Manque en queue. Léger manque en tête. 3 coins avec petits manques de percaline. Brunissures éparses, plus marquées sur les premiers feuillets puis allant s'estompant. 2 gravures avec trace de mouillures et taches pâles. Manque la page de garde citron avant le faux-titre. Une étiquette remplace l'ancienne adresse, désormais rue Vivienne (l'auteur avait en effet déménagé entre temps). Ouvrage de référence sur le thé. Intéressante bibliographie en fin d'ouvrage. L'auteur était proriétaire de La porte chinoise à Paris, un magasin de thé. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Bibliothèque de M. le Comte d'Hane de Steenhuyse et de Leeuwerghem, Ancien Intendant du Département de l'Escaut?Dont la Vente aura lieu à Gand?le Lundi 31 Juillet 1843 et jours suivants

      - xii, 299 pp. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in attractive antique half-calf & marbled boards by Trevor Lloyd, flat spine gilt, uncut. Ghent: A. van der Meersch, [1843]. The rare sale catalogue of the library of the Comte d'Hane-Steenhuyse. I believe the owner was Charles Joseph Marie (1787-1846), not, as attributed by WorldCat, Ernest Marie Joseph (who was still writing books in the early 1860s). This was an important library with many rare 15th- and 16th-century books along with all the best editions of 17th and 18th centuries in law, the sciences, local history, etc. Fine copy. 2809 lots of books, 186 lots of manuscripts (including several important Books of Hours), 200 lots of prints, and 21 lots of music. ? Blogie col. 101. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        Histoire pittoresque de la Franc-maçonnerie et des sociétés secrètes anciennes et modernes. Illustré de 25 belles gravures sur acier.

      Paris, Pagnerre 1843. - Wolfstieg 3813; Caillet 2388. - Berühmtes Werk in erster Ausgabe, auch heute noch gesucht wegen seiner großartigen Stahlstiche. Bekanntlich trug dieses Buch seinem Autor die Verurteilung durch den Grand Orient de France ein, wegen Verrates freimaurerischer Geheimnisse wurde er zu einer Buße sowie zu einem zweijährigen Ausschluß verurteilt. 4°. Gest. Front. u. 24 Stahlstich-Tafeln unter Seidenhemdchen. IV, 390 (2) S., Halbfranzband mit marmor. Deckelbezügen, Rückengoldprägung u. farbige Rückenschildchen. Rundum-Farbschnitt. Rückenkanten gering berieben, oberes Kapital eingerissen, innen stellenw. stockig, insgesamt gutes u. dekoratives Expl. Die Abzüge nur gering stockig, sehr kontrastreich und frisch.

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        Handleiding tot de sappeurkunst, ten gebruike van de onderofficieren der mineurs en sappeurs bij het Nederlandsche leger.

      's-Gravenhage, Schinkel, 1843. Royal octavo. Pp. xii, 161, (1) Errata & Corrigenda. With 124 fine illustrations, each drawn to a given scale. Tables. Half-title present. hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, vellum corners, spine with two contrasting lettering-pieces lettered in gilt, bit rubbed, direct gilt decoration to spine, all edges sprinkled light blue, old institutional stamps to title, very minor wormholes at foot of spine, cracked gutter next to title. In a very good condition with fine crisp interior. ~ First edition. Jordan 1864. Colonel Engineer Sent Foppes Klijnsma (1790-1874), Commander Bataljon Mineurs en Sappeurs, 1843-1853. He published in 1853 "Geschiedkundige herinneringen aangaande de voormalige vestingen Steenwyk, Kuinre en Blokzyl". In 1865 appeared a short biography documenting his life "Korte levensschets van den oud luitenant-kolonel Sent Foppes Klynsma" by W. Eekhoff.

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        Stahlstichportrait mit eigenh. Gedicht und U.

      Wien, 20. XII. 1843. - 175:130 mm (Plattenrand). "Was ich scheine, zeigt dies Gesicht / Was ich bin - zeigt manches Gedicht / Und ist auch nicht viel an beiden, / So wolle man sie doch - leiden!" Das Portrait nach einer Zeichnung von Matthias Grilhofer gestochen von C. Kotterbaar. - J. G. Seidl leitete von 1856 bis 1871 die k. u. k. Schatzkammer, veröffentlichte eine Vielzahl topographischer, numismatischer und epigraphischer Studien zur österreichischen Provinzialarchäologie und redigierte seit 1850 die von ihm mitbegründete "Zeitschrift für österreichische Gymnasien". Von seinen Zeitgenossen geschätzt, gilt Seidl noch heute "als bedeutender Vertreter der literarischen Vormärzpublizistik und Biedermeierpoesie Österreichs" (DBE). Viele seiner Gedichte wurden u. a. von Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann und Carl Loewe vertont; von ihm stammt auch der von 1854 bis zum Ende der Monarchie gesungene Text der Kaiserhymne "Gott erhalte" nach einer Melodie von Joseph Haydn (1797). - Stark fleckig, etwas angestaubt und mit zwei kleinen Randeinrissen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Narrative of a Journey from Heraut to Khiva, Moscow and St. Petersburgh, during the late Russian Invasion of Khiva; with some Account of the Court of Khiva and the Kingdom of Khaurism

      

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        Henry James Autograph Letter signed to Emma Merrill (mother of Henry Brooks Adams)

      No publisher - Henry James (1843-1916) American-born British Author. A.L.S., Henry James, (a large signature), two pages, 4to, Washington, n.d. ('Tuesday'; post 1886), to Mrs.[Emma] Merrill. James thanks his correspondent for her kind invitation although adds 'But it finds me, alas, inevitably far off. I am obliged to leave Washington on Thursday & spend that day (Sunday) in Philadelphia'. In concluding James asks for his remembrances to be passed to Merrill's son [Stuart, the poet] when she communicates with him. Some light age wear, otherwise excellent.Emma Merrill - mother of Stuart Merrill (1863-1915) American Poet in the French languageJames writes from 1603 H Street in Washington, the residence (from 1886) of Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918) American Historian and member of the Adams political family (including two former Presidents). Adams had helped introduce the young James to English society whilst the former was the anonymous London correspondent for The New York Times from 1861-68. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Naumburg (Saale). - Ansicht. - Grundriss. - "Grundriss der Landeschule Pforta".

      - Historische Ortsansichten. Lithographie, 1843. 35 x 43,5 cm (Darstellung) / 36,1 x 44,8 cm (Blatt). Unterhab der Darstellung betitelt. Links und rechts mit einer Legende a-z; A-C, a-m" versehen. Unten links mit "Lith v. K. A. Weidenbach" und rechts "Druck v. E. A. Weidenbach" beschriftet. - Um den zentralen Grundriss der Schulanlage in der ehemaligen Zisterzienserabtei Pforta in Schulpforta, einem Ortsteil von Naumburg, sind zehn kleine Detailansichten gruppiert: "Pforta gegen Westen, Kirche gegen Süden, Schulhaus, Spielplatz, Kirche gegen Osten, Betsäule, Haushaltung und Krankenanstalt, Fürstenhaus, Ewige Lampe und Kirche gegen Westen". In den Ecken finden sich Wappen und Siegel um die Jahreszahlen "1743", "1843", "1551" und "1319" ergänzt. - Blatt minimal fleckig. Original Buchfaltung. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Instructions for the Practice of Fresco Painting;

      London: Winsor & Newton,, 1843. As given in the reports of the commissioners on the fine arts, compiled and arranged by artists' colour-makers to the Queen, and to H. R. H. Prince Albert. Octavo (185 x 123 mm). Bound for presentation by Westleys & Clark in pale brown calf titles to front cover gilt, elaborate gilt frames to covers, spine fully gilt, edges gilt, yellow moiré endpapers. Black and white illustrations to text. Binder's ticket to foot of rear pastedown. Slight bumps and rubbing to extremities, rubbing to joints, boards lightly soiled with a couple small scratches, very light foxing to prelims and endmatter; a very good copy. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the front free endpaper, "To C. Stanfield Esq. R. A., respectfully presented by his obedient humble servants, W. Winsor & H. Newton." The recipient was Clarkson Stanfield, elected as a Royal Academician in February 1835, who "between 1820 and his last submission in 1867 showed 135 paintings at the Royal Academy, his only absences being from 1822 to 1826, in 1828, and (owing to a tour) in 1839" (ODNB). He played an active role in the Royal Academy, repeatedly serving on their council, and in 1852 became a member of the hanging committee. Originally a theatre painter, Stanfield was described by Ruskin as, "the leader of the British Realists, and, next to Turner, the noblest master of cloud forms of all our artists" (ODNB). Winsor and Newton were the first developers of the commonly used glycerine based watercolours, and have been important producers of art materials since they were established in 1832. An uncommon work, traced in seven institutions world-wide.

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        A Christmas Carol.

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1843. First American edition of Dickens' classic work, A Christmas Carol. Small octavo, bound in contemporary three quarters calf over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine label, marbled endpapers, with colored illustrations, eight illustrations in all, the frontispiece plate is "Mr. Fezziwig's Ball," as in the first London edition. In near fine 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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        The Order of Daily Service, the Litany, and the Order of the Administration of the Holy Communion, with Plain-Tune, according to the use of the Unified Church of England and Ireland. [The Book of Common Prayer].

      London: James Burns, 1843. INSCRIBED BY WILLIAM AND MARY WORDSWORTH. Small quarto, unpaginated. Finely printed in Gothic script with red headings and capitals. Formally INSCRIBED by William and Mary Wordsworth to her nephew, the Rev. George Hutchinson, as a legacy in consideration of his efforts to secure a position at the Cathedral of Carlisle. Written in black ink to fly-leaf, most likely in Mary's hand. In contemporary dark brown full morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spine, stamped by the publisher to base of spine. All edges gilt; marbled endpapers.Spine and fore-edges rubbed; very good indeed. George Hutchinson was the son of Mary Wordsworth's younger brother Thomas Hutchinson. Following his ordination, George seems to have tried and failed to secure a sought-after position at the Cathedral of Carlisle, near his family in the Lake District, and instead was offered a comfortable rural post in the spa town of Malvern, Worcestershire, through the influence of the Wordsworths. A decade on, in 1853, George left Malvern following a relationship collapse and near-total breakdown, crossing the Atlantic to become a minister on the coast of Labrador in Canada. His descendants later moved to Newfoundland. 'The Telegram (St John's)', 17th August 2008.

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        Inscription by K. Timiryazev on a phototype of his portrait: "Georgiyu Kuz'michu Fel'tdenu ot serdechno predannogo K. Timiryazeva [i.e. To Georgy Kuz'mich Fel'tden. Your sincerely K. Timiryazev]

      - Moscow, [1910s]. Paper, ink. Phototype made by K. Fisher. 22x14,3 cm. Kliment Arkadievich Timiryazev (1843-1920), famous Russian botanist and physiologist, highly-regarded popularizer of science widely known for his enthusiastic public lectures, and moreover, a confirmed Darwinian, a point of view rarely espoused in czarist Russia. In 1910s Timiryazev was foremost Russian botanist of the day. His main scientific achievement was the development of experimental and theoretical problems of photosynthesis in plants. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Arvicola Hispidus (Cotton Rat) [Plate 30]

      J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia 1843 - Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 22" x 28" From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". Minor overall wear and some tears and chips to edges. Little foxing. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        Friedrich Wilhelm I V, King Of Prussia Letter Signed 1 Piece Berlin: June, 1843

      Friedrich Wilhelm III. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1843. Paper. (Estate of John F. Lewis). Friedrich Wilhelm IV, King of Prussia. Letter Signed. 1 piece. Berlin: June, 1843. The document above is one among many important manuscripts which John Frederick Lewis, a highly regarded philanthropist, lawyer, and early 20th-century collector, used as primary source material for a comprehensive genealogy of his forbears. His chronological narrative was meant to chart the various world-historical developments and circumstances which ultimately led to the confluence of Mr. Lewis' Continental ancestors and those of the Mayflower Colony, and it extended even to his own lifetime. Housed in altogether fifteen portfolio volumes, the project was the culmination of decades of painstaking research and discerning collecting of the highest order. Most of the manuscripts in Mr. Lewis' collection have not appeared at auction for a century, or more. ; Signed by Author; 0 .

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        Ornithologie du Dauphiné ouDescription des Oiseau observés dans les départements de l'Isère, de la Drôme, des Hautes-Alpes et les contrées voisines.

      Hip. Bouteille Pharmacien, Grenoble 1843 - 2 tomes reliés en 1 volume grand in-8 ( 265x175 mm ) demi basane verte, titre doré sur dos lisse orné de filets dorés en place des nerfs, large guirlande dorée en queue.Avec la collaboration de M. de LABATIE.Ouvrage contenant 300 sujets dessinés d'après nature par M.V. CASSIEN.72 planches hors-texte lithographiées par Pégeron dont 45 coloriées.1 très grand tableau dépliant in fine ( Tableau synoptique de la Classification des Oiseaux du Dauphiné ).- Tome I. 416 pages.Introduction à l'Ornithologie dauphinoise. Historique de l'Ornithologie. Considérations sur les sens, les moeurs, les habitudes, etc des oiseaux. Classe des Oiseaux. Anatomie et physiologie. Taxidermie. Ornithologie du Dauphiné. Ordre premier : les Rapaces. Deuxième ordre : Les Passereaux. Troisième ordre : Les Grimpeurs. - Tome II. 358 pages.Ordre quatrième : Les Chélidons. Cinquième ordre : Les Gallinacés. Sixième ordre : Les échassiers. Ordre septième : Les Pinnatipèdes. Ordre huitième : Les Palmipèdes. Additions et corrections. Errata. Ornithologie. Dauphiné

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        Pictorial Shakspere

      London: No Publisher Stated, 1843. Leather_bound. Very good. London: No Publisher Stated, 1843. Leather_bound. Eight volumes. Thick octavo. Pictorial Shakspere, Edited by Charles Knight. Illustrated with hundreds of wood-engravings, includes introductory notices and glossary. Contemporary half green morocco, marbled board, lettered in gilt, raised bands, all edges marbled and endpaper.

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

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

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        Greens großer Luftballon im Lande der Antipoden. Satyrisches Bild No. 17.

      Wien im Bureau der Theaterzeitung, Rauhensteingasse No. 926., [1843]. - Orig. handkol. Kupferstich 22,5 x 29 cm (Blatt) bzw. 18 x 25,5 cm (Stich) von J.W. Zinke nach Cajetan. - Die Karikatur zeigt den engl. Aeronautiker Charles Green (1785 - 1870) u. andere Europäer "im Lande der Antipoden" (Australien / Neuseeland), die den Ureinwohnern nach ihrer Ankunft im Ballon eine illlustrierte Zeitung und Schriftstücke überreichen. Eine Flagge weist auf die "Erste Europäische Luftschiffahrt" hin. Am rechten Bildrand wird einer aufwändig europäisch gekleideten Ureinwohnerin stilvoll englischer Tee serviert. Die Reise war geplant, wurde aber nie durchgeführt. - Blatt etw. gebräunt u. angestaubt, am linken Rand ein Stockfleck. Mittelknick. Insgesamt etw. knickfaltig. Mehrere (fachmännisch hinterlegte) Randeinrisse. Am unteren Rand m. Bleistift die Jahreszahl 1843. Recht gut erhaltenes, seltenes Blatt. - Ballooning; Antipodes; please ask for English description. H/S1 - Please ask for detailed information in English / Demandez des détails en francais s.v.p. - Bitte beachten: die Bearbeitung von Bestellungen ist erst ab dem 24.07. 2017 wieder möglich! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 50

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        Hunting Reminiscences

      London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1843. First edition. Full Morocco. Custom cloth box.. Fine. 4to. 25.5 by 16.5 cm. ix, [1], 332 pp. 13 plates, which includes maps of hunt countryside, and a four of these plates, plus vignettes on the map plates and the title page, are beautifully hand-colored. Full red morocco binding by Bayntun, with gilt stamped dog, fox, horse head and horseshoe devices decorating the boards and spine between raised bands.

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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. 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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        Guida di Lucca e dei luoghi più importanti del ducato

      Tip. di Giuseppe Giusti,, Lucca, 1843 - Cm. 20,5, pp. 198 (2). Con 23 belle tavole fuori testo tra cui la pianta della città e la veduta generale a doppia pagina. Legatura originale in cart. rigido decorato con dorso in percallina verde (quest'ultimo rifatto?). Esemplare fresco e genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.= 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.

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        The vicar of Wakefield.

      A presentation copy signed by the publisher, "Dr. W. Cooke Taylor / from John Van Voorst," on the half-title. This is likely addressed to William Cooke Taylor, the Irish journalist and historian who wrote extensively for the Anti-Corn Law League. There are => 32 illustrations provided by William Mulready, "the most distinguished talent of British Art applicable to this purpose . . ." (p. v). Binding: Bound by Hayday in green pebbled morocco, spine with raised bands; two compartments with title and author and four with rich and elaborate gilt decoration; wide gilt composite borders to boards, board edges with gilt hatching, gilt zig-zag design on turn-ins. All edges gilt.

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        INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN YUCATAN [TWO VOLUMES SET]

      New-york: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. 1843. First Edition. Hardcover. Boards with light rubbing to extremities, especially spine ends and corners. Light foxing to pages. Moderate foxing and a bit of browning to first and last few pages, not affecting readability. Tissue paper (illustrations) are browned ; Dark buckram boards. Front board and spine with gilt decoration. 120 tissue guarded steel engravings. Volume 1 contains an unusually large panorama steel engraving from "Casa Del Gobernador, Uxmal" while Volume 2 contains a smaller illustration of Labna; 8vo; 459, 478 pages .

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        The vicar of Wakefield

      London: John Van Voorst, 1843. 8vo (8.25"; 21 cm). xv, 306 pp. A presentation copy signed by the publisher, "Dr. W. Cooke Taylor / from John Van Voorst," on the half-title. This is likely addressed to William Cooke Taylor, the Irish journalist and historian who wrote extensively for the Anti-Corn Law League.    There are => 32 illustrations provided by William Mulready, "the most distinguished talent of British Art applicable to this purpose . . ." (p. v).    Binding: Bound by Hayday in green pebbled morocco, spine with raised bands; two compartments with title and author and four with rich and elaborate gilt decoration; wide gilt composite borders to boards, board edges with gilt hatching, gilt zig-zag design on turn-ins. All edges gilt. Bound as above; light rubbing particularly to spine-head, one slim scrape to front board and several to rear one. Endpapers lightly foxed, silk placemarker present with end a little frayed, old pencilling to verso of front free endpaper. Interior and illustrations clean and unmarked. => A very good presentation copy of this classic.

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        Costume Drawings

      1843. [WAHLEN, Auguste—pseudonym for LOUMYER, Jean Françios Nicolas]. Costume Drawings. No place: no publisher, circa late 19th-century. Slim quarto, modern red paper boards, green morocco cover label. $1600.Collection of eight lovely original watercolor paintings of Indian costume, seven likely copied from Whalen's mid-19th-century encyclopedia of costume from around the world, Moeurs, Usages, et Costumes.Whalen completed his comprehensive survey of world culture and costume with the collaboration of J. J. Van Beveren; seven of these eight paintings (Plates 2-8) are found in Whalen's published survey, and are most likely copied faithfully after Whalen's published designs. Fine condition, watercolors vivid.

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

      St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1843 - Octavo (220 × 147 mm). Contemporary yellow marbled paper-covered boards, new leather label to the spine, edges sprinkled blue. A little rubbed and with some judicious restoration to joints and head and tail of the spine, light browning, a couple of short edge-splits to the maps professionally repaired, a very good 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 expedition he joined the diplomatic office of the Main Administration of the Transcaucasian Krai and continued his ethnographic researches [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gespräche mit Dämonen. Des Königsbuchs zweiter Band.

      Gr.-8. 1 Bl.,. VIII, 371 (+ 1 S. Impressum). Brauner Pappband mit Rückenschild aus rotem Leder mit goldgeprägtem Titel u. 6 Doppellinien in Gold, sauber a. Halbleinenrücken aufgezogen (Bibliothek Viktor Achter). Erstausgabe (WG 10 Goed. VI, 85, 10). - Fortsetzung des sozialkritischen Werks "Dies Buch gehört dem König" (1843). Bettina setzt sich für die politische Gleichstellung von Frauen und Juden und die Abschaffung der Todesstrafe ein, hält aber fest an der Idee eines Volkskönigs. Das Buch wurde bereits vor seinem Erscheinen von der preußischen Zensur verboten. - Exlibris u. Stempel "VA" (Viktor Achter, Jurist u. Büchersammler, 1905-1981) u. Bleistift-Notizen von Auktionsergebnissen (von der Hand Sibylle von Steinsdorff) a. Innendeckel. Rücken unten mit kleiner Fehlstelle, sonst alles sehr schön. Der Buchblock ist noch unbeschnitten, mit nahezu fleckenlosem, sehr gutem Papier. - Selten!

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

      St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences,, 1843. Octavo (220 × 147 mm). Contemporary yellow marbled paper-covered boards, new leather label to the spine, edges sprinkled blue. Lithographic portrait and 2 folding lithographic maps at rear, a regional map and a city plan of Bukhara. A little rubbed and with some judicious restoration to joints and head and tail of the spine, light browning, a couple of short edge-splits to the maps professionally repaired, a very good 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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        Singing for the Million

      Printed by S. Leith, Edin. - Lithograph. Uncoloured. Size: 58 x 41 cm. (23 x 16 inches) Good condition. This cartoon dating from around 1843, is considered to be by the Edinburgh artist and caricaturist, Benjamin Crombie. It is one of a series of cartoons on the disputes between the Church of Scotland and the government. The title refers to Joseph Mainzers(1801-1851) famous singing manual of 1841 and he is depicted in the image attempting to get the members of Assembly to sing in harmony. A number of pencil identifiactions, including Mainzer, are written in a contemporary hand along the lower margin beneath caption text.

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        Die wahrhaftige Geschichte vom deutschen Michel und seinen Schwestern. Nach bisher unbekannten Quellen bearbeitet.

      Zürich und Winterthur, Verlag des literarischen Comptoirs, 1843. 22 x 14,5 cm. 23, 8 S. Mit 6 getönten Lithographien von Martin Disteli. HLwd. d. Zt. Rümann 339. - Erste Ausgabe dieser Satire, die in allegorischer Form die Zersplitterung Deutschlands und den Untertanengeist in den deutschen Kleinstaaten beklagt. Trotz sofortigem Verbot in Deutschland erlebte die Schrift in schneller Folge vier Auflagen. - II. (Köppen, Karl Friedrich). \"Der deutsche Michel. Erläutert von Einem seiner Freunde und Leidensgenossen\". Lpz., Renger, 1843. 23 S. Ohne die meist fehlende Lithographie. - III. Kries, C.G. \"Weshalb wollen wir zwei Kammern und wie sind dieselben zu bilden?\". Breslau, Max und Komp., 1848. 36 S. - IV. (Nádasdy, Thomas) \"Die Unruhen der letztvergangenen Jahre mit vergleichender Hinweisung auf einen Theil der Geschichte Frankreichs und Ungarns nebst Vorschlägen, den nachtheiligen Folgen derselben in finanzieller und politischer Hinsicht für die Zukunft zu begegnen, dabei den Wünschen der Völker zu entsprechen, und die Vereinigung aller Kronländer Oesterreichs herzustellen\". Wien, Keck & Sohn, 1850. V., 146 S., 1 Bl. - Einband verblichen. Mehrfach gestempelt, teils gering fleckig, wenige Seiten angestaubt. - Die in diesem Sammelband vereinigten Schriften, alle in Erstausgabe, sind fast durchgehend selten und gesucht. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Gesch./Politik, Revolution 1848

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        A Christmas Carol

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 166 + [2] publisher's ads. First edition. Finely bound in full green leather, raised bands, gilt stamping to spine, all edges gilt. Title page printed in red and blue, dated 1843 in Roman numerals; half title and verso of title page printed in blue; "Stave I" on page [1]; end papers appear contemporary to rebinding. Previous owner gift inscription at top of title page. In custom slipcase.

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        Johann Sporschil's Schweizerkronike fra Rütliforbundets Stiftelse til den evige Fred med Frankrig. Oversat af F. L. Liebenberg.

      Kjobenhavn, Andr. Fred. Hofts Forlag, 1843, - gr. in-8vo, 2 Bl. + 505 S., vereinzelt stockfleckig, ex-dono eines Vorbesitzers auf Vorsatz, rez. Halb-Lederband mit Ecken, Rücken mit Titelschildchen und reicher Rückenvergoldung, sehr schönes Exemplar. Selten. Rare en langue danoise.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        El castillo de Nebelstein (cuento)

      Imprenta y casa de la Unión Comercial 1843 - 96 pp. 8 x 11,5 cm. Obra completa. Sobre Ann Radcliffe: "Ann Radcliffe (9 de julio de 1764 – 7 de febrero de 1823), novelista británica, pionera de la llamada novela gótica de terror." Sobre Teodoro Guerrero: "Teodoro Guerrero Pallarés, (9 de noviembre de 1824 en La Habana; 6 de octubre de 1904 en Madrid), fue un escritor y diputado, miembro del Congreso de los Diputados de España por varios Distritos de la isla de Puerto Rico durante dos legislaturas, desde el 27 de mayo de 1879 hasta el 8 de marzo de 1886.1 Como escritor ha empleado varios seudónimos: Juan Diente, Tomás García Piñeiro, Goliat, Mr. Papillon, Tadmir el Medyched, Fanny Warrior y Juan sin miedo." (Fuente: Wikipedia) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Christmas Carol. In prose. Being a Ghost story of Christmas. With illustrations by John Leech.

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1843 - Small octavo (155 x 98 mm). Near-contemporary purple calf, titles to red label to spine, spine richly decorated gilt in compartments, covers elaborately blocked in gilt and blind, orange coated endpapers, edges and turn-ins gilt, brown silk page marker. Contemporary gift inscription to front binder's blank. Minor rubbing to extremities, a couple of tiny scratches to covers, an excellent, bright copy. Title page printed in blue and red, frontispiece and 3 plates by John Leech, all handcoloured as issued; 4 woodcut illustrations in the text. First edition, second issue, with red and blue title page dated 1843, "Stave One" on the first page of text, and all the first edition textual points. Eckel pp. 110–15; Smith II, 4. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You [caption title].

      London: Published at Summerly's Home Treasury Office, 12 Old Bond Street, [1843]. Hand-colored lithographed card, 8 x 13 cm with the contemporary inscription to "My very dear Father & Mother / [From] Their loving Son, Joe." [With:] A proof impression of the same card, printed in sepia on card stock, inscribed some years later (1865) by Henry Cole to Mr. and Mrs. Wallis. 12 x 16.5 cm. Greeting cards became popular and widely available in the early 19th century, and in 1843 Henry Cole (1808-1882), Joseph Cundall (1818-1895) and John Calcott Horsley (1817-1903) collaborated on a project to make a greeting card specifically for the Christmas season. Horsley created the festive image and Cundall put his imprint on the card and sold them at his Summerly Home Treasury Office. Summerly was a pseudonym invented by Henry Cole and used in many of his collaborations with Cundall. Above and below the image of the family celebrating Christmas, flanked by images of Christmas charity (feeding and clothing the poor), are lines with blank spaces for the sender to write in the recipient's and sender's name, as has been done on this example. 1,000 copies were printed, and sold for one shilling per card. According to the census by Kenneth Rowe (1977) only 21 examples are known to have survived, including this one. This example is accompanied by a rare proof of the card, inscribed by Henry Cole, who was said to have kept examples of the proof as souvenirs of his inventiveness. Only five such examples are recorded. This one was inscribed by Cole to Mr. and Mrs. George Wallis. George Wallis (1811-1891) was a museum curator and actively involved in artistic circles. ¶ In spite of the originality and ingenuity of the card, it was not a success, and another card designed specifically for Christmas would not appear for another five years. When color printing became less expensive in the 1860s, Christmas cards became commonplace. Provenance: from the collection of Jock Elliott. Sotheby's, December 12, 2006, lot 110. In fine condition; both cards are housed together in a linen folding chemise, within a linen clamshell box, with a red morocco label on the upper cover.

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        Instructions for the Practice of Fresco Painting; As given in the reports of the commissioners on the fine arts, compiled and arranged by artists' colour-makers to the Queen, and to H. R. H. Prince Albert.

      London: Winsor & Newton, 1843 - Octavo (185 x 123 mm). Bound for presentation by Westleys & Clark in pale brown calf titles to front cover gilt, elaborate gilt frames to covers, spine fully gilt, edges gilt, yellow moiré endpapers. Binder's ticket to foot of rear pastedown. Slight bumps and rubbing to extremities, rubbing to joints, boards lightly soiled with a couple small scratches, very light foxing to prelims and endmatter; a very good copy. Black and white illustrations to text. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the front free endpaper, "To C. Stanfield Esq. R. A., respectfully presented by his obedient humble servants, W. Winsor & H. Newton." The recipient was Clarkson Stanfield, elected as a Royal Academician in February 1835, who "between 1820 and his last submission in 1867 showed 135 paintings at the Royal Academy, his only absences being from 1822 to 1826, in 1828, and (owing to a tour) in 1839" (ODNB). He played an active role in the Royal Academy, repeatedly serving on their council, and in 1852 became a member of the hanging committee. Originally a theatre painter, Stanfield was described by Ruskin as, "the leader of the British Realists, and, next to Turner, the noblest master of cloud forms of all our artists" (ODNB). Winsor and Newton were the first developers of the commonly used glycerine based watercolours, and have been important producers of art materials since they were established in 1832. An uncommon work, traced in seven institutions world-wide. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Galerie Microscopique, (traduction du Microscopic Cabinet de M. Pritchard), augmentée de notes.

      Paris: N.-P. Lerebours, 1843. Paris:: N.-P. Lerebours, 1843.. 8vo. VIII, 224 pp. Half-title, numerous figs., 12 plates drawn by C.R. Goring (1792

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        Mammalia. Dogs

      Lizars, Edinburgh. 1843 - 2 Vols, Frontis, Titles, 68 hand coloured plates. Original Red cloth, respined in matching colour oasis morocco. A thorough work mentioning many dog species. In "the naturalist's library" series. An extremely attractive set complete with all plates [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Galerie Microscopique, (traduction du Microscopic Cabinet de M. Pritchard), augmentée de notes.

      Paris:: N.-P. Lerebours, 1843.. 8vo. VIII, 224 pp. Half-title, numerous figs., 12 plates drawn by C.R. Goring (1792–1840) and engraved by W. Kelsall (10 of which are colored, 2 folding), numerous figures; spotted and/or foxed, with marginal damp-stains. Handsome modern quarter gilt-stamped crimson morocco, marbled boards. Ownership signature of title obscured; old rubber-stamp “Bibliothèque Populaire” (preface, p.85). Very good. First French edition of a classic of microscopic literature. Martin 163 (for the first English edition of 1832). Microscopic studies of the larvae of crocodiles, dragonflies, notonectidae or boatfly, animalcules, infusoria, gnat, green & brown polyps, satyrid butterfly, freshwater Cyclops, shrimp. Added to this are microscopic terminology, applying microscopes to precious stones, etc. One of the folding plates shows Andrew Prichard's Jewel & Doublet Microscope. Dr C.R. Goring, who made the drawings for the plates, was a medical practitioner and amateur microscopist. ¶ “During the 1830s Goring and Pritchard published several works that presaged and helped instigate the intense publishing activity that accompanied the heightened popularity of mircroscopy later in the 19th century. Pritchard and Goring's illustrated books are important for their pioneering exploration of natural history and for their espousal of an ultimately fruitless innovation in microscope development: the diamond lens microscope.” – Whipple Library. “Creating the original drawings of insects was not easy. Goring railed at the insects' ‘incorruptible restlessness' which 'so balks and baffles the artist, that he is frequently compelled to lay down his pencil to regain his lost temper, and fresh courage to proceed'.” ¶ “Nineteenth-century England's fascination for the study of microorganisms had made optical development of the microscope an English preserve. Against this background Pritchard and Goring devoted much time to the development of lenses made of diamond and other precious stones. They sought to realize Brewster's notion of the jewel microscope as a means of counteracting two defects that had hampered the use of the existing compound microscope (i.e. a microscope containing two or more lenses). The first defect, known as chromatic aberration, resulted in a rainbow-effect caused by imperfections in the eyepiece lens and object glass. The second defect, known as 'spherical aberration', resulted from a tendency of the object glass to confuse rays of light projected through the slide by the mirror light source beyond it. This made the edges of any object under observation appear indistinct. Goring and Pritchard became convinced that these defects could be rectified through the use of a 'single microscope', comprising one lens made of diamond or some other precious stone. It was believed that the higher refractive index of precious stones would allow for a shallower curved lens, thereby reducing aberration. Unfortunately, despite Pritchard's hyperbole the innovation proved impractical as natural diamonds are too hard to work and most have flaws. Moreover, the jewel lens microscope was made obsolete by the invention of the doublet lens in 1828 by W.H. Wollaston (1766–1828) and work on the design of objective lenses for the compound microscope by Joseph Jackson Lister (1786–1869).” – Whipple Library.

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