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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the IRISH-AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR NICHOLAS DEVEREUX regarding a bank draft.

      Utica, December 30th, 1843. - Utica, December 30th, 1843. 1843. Very good. - Over 80 words penned on 10 inch high by 7-5/8 inch wide "Congress Southworth Co." paper with the paper company's pictorial device embossed in blind at the top left corner. In his letter addressed to Henry R. Remsen, the founder of the Utica Savings Bank Nicholas Devereux writes that he is enclosing a bank draft and warmly closes by wishing him "many happy wishes for the present Season." Signed "N. Devereux". Folded for mailing, the letter is addressed and annotated on the verso of an attached leaf with its "Express Mail" postmark of the period and the remnants of a red wax seal. There are minor creases to the letter and a small piece is out from the edge of the attached leaf, no doubt the result of breaking the seal. The Irish-born American entrepreneur Nicholas Devereux (1791- 1855) left Ireland at the age of 15 after his family, who had been involved in the Irish Rebellion of 1798, lost their lands. Devereux emigrated to Utica, New York in 1806 where he was first employed by his brother John C. Devereux. After taking other employment for several years, he entered into partnership with his brother in 1814. It was in that year that the brothers moved their business into a brick building into which they installed a heavy strong box. Residents of Utica, fearing crime from the influx of soldiers and contractors moving through the City following the War of 1812, trusted the brothers to store their money in the strong box and some even trusted them enough to invest it for them. Thus were the seeds sown for what was to become the Savings Bank of Utica which the brothers opened without a charter in 1816, two years before the first official savings bank "The Philadelphia Savings Fund Society" opened. Through the years, the brothers acquired land in the vicinity of Utica. The brothers were instrumental in establishing the Sisters of Charity in Utica and founded the Christian Brothers school in the city. Nicholas Devereux briefly spent time in Albany where he took part in organizing the Utica & Schenectady Railroad. Devereux subsequently bought the substantial residue of the Holland Land Company's holdings in Allegany & Cattaraugus counties hoping to build a new city. Founding the town of Allegany on these lands he believed that, as it grew into a city, the citizens would need religious instruction. Devereux approached Buffalo's Bishop Timon who, reaching out to Rome, invited the first group of Franciscan brothers to settle in the United States. With funding from Devereux and instruction from the brothers, St. Bonaventure University was born and Devereux Hall was named after its founder. It was while teaching English at Bonaventure, at the start of the Second World War, those many years later, that the great religious writer and Catholic mystic Thomas Merton found his calling and decided to join the Trappist order. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        China in a series of Views

      Newgate Street, London; Rue St Honore, Paris.: Fisher, Son, & Co., 1843 Complete, 128 plates, 1843, 1st ed, with the original covers & the coloured adverts. 4 volumes in their original gilt pictorial red cloth, corners brushed. Spines, decorative gilt tooling & titles. Internally: Vol 1, half title, frontis, engraved titlepage, [4], [5], 6-96 pp, [1], 2-26 pp, 32 pls (inclusive of vignette & h/t). Vol 2, frontis, engraved tp, [5], 6-72 pp, [1], 28=46 pp, 32 pls (steel engraved). Vol 3, frontis, engraved tp, [5], 6-68 pp. [1], 48-72 pp, [8] coloured adverts dated Oct 1844, 32 pls. Vol 4, frontis, eng tp, [5], 6-56 pp, 32 pls. boards are clean & bright. Spines in Vols 2,3 & 4 faded, spine edges repaired. Vol 2, printers pagination error to p 42(44) & p44(42), Printed by Fisher at the Caxton Press, London. a.e.g, plate titles in English, French & German, original tissue guards to all plates, originally priced at £4:4s. (Folio, 214*270 mm). (Taylor P37. Lust 363. Cordier Sinica 1, col 80-81. Allibone 2860). Title continues: Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of that Ancient Empire. Both had never been to China, & Wright's text was drawn from research at the BL! There was another edition published in 1857.

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        The Parsi Religion:: as contained in the Zand-Avasta, and propounded and defended by the Zoroastrians of India and Persia, unfolded, refuted, and contrasted with Christianity.

      Bombay American Mission Press 1843 - This work marks the culmination of a concerted campaign in print to vilify and undermine Zoroastrianism by the Scottish missionary in Bombay, John Wilson, 1804-75. Wilson's campaign began in the pages of the Oriental Christian Spectator, the journal which he founded in 1830 as a vehicle for attacking Eastern religions, and continued with his Lecture on the Vendidad Sade of the Parsis (Bombay, 1833). From his arrival at Bombay in 1829, Wilson had chosen to focus especially on the Parsees as "a numerous and very influential portion of its varied community", and therefore "well entitled to a large share of our evangelical efforts which are being made for the instruction and conversion of the natives of India." A phenomenally gifted linguist, Wilson's aggressive tactic was to provoke Parsee religious leaders into a public debate in print in which he would refute their arguments through his superior scholarship. In the preface to this book, Wilson proudly listed the works published by Parsee scholars in response to the points made in his 1833 Lecture, and looked forward defiantly to any publications which would attempt to counter this latest work. But Wilson's attacks on Zoroastrianism backfired, succeeding only in strengthening the Parsees' adherence to their religion: "The scholarly and polemical encounters with Dr. Wilson exposed to the Parsis their own sense of inadequacy as regarded the knowledge of their religion and tradition. Ultimately, while Dr. Wilson pricked the apathy of the Parsis as to their invulnerability from the scrutiny and criticism of other religions, the power of the Parsis' social bonds would work to discount his message and impact. Community solidarity united to turn a deaf ear to the Christian missionaries." (Jesse S. Palsetia, The Parsis of India: preservation of identity in Bombay City Leiden, 2001) The first substantial published account of Zoroastrianism based on personal observation was The religion of the Persees (London, 1630) compiled by Henry Lord, the East India Company's Chaplain at its Surat factory. Thomas Hyde, Professor of Arabic and Hebrew at Oxford University, formed the earliest collection of Zoroastrian manuscripts in Europe, on the basis of which he published Historia religionis veterum Persarum (Oxford 1700). It was the French scholar Anquetil du Perron who, following his visit to Surat in the late 1750s, attempted the first translation of the Avesta, an important source for Wilson's own research. The Rev. Wilson was the first to critically examine the beliefs of Zoroastrianism from a Christian perspective. A very good copy in original blind-stamped cloth, spine faded. Small tear to margin of folding plate, not affecting image. First edition, pp.610, folding lithographed plate.

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        Der Wegweiser durch Steiermark und die nächsten Länder. Ein nützliches Handbuch für Studierende, Naturforscher, Alpenbesteiger, überhaupt Naturfreunde; insbesonders aber für Fussreisende. (Umschlagtitel: Der Fußreisende durch Steiermark und die angränzenden Länder).

      Graz, Gedruckt mit C. Tanzer‘schen Schriften, 1843. 8°. VI, 105 S., Bedruckter OKart. Erstausgabe dieser seltenen, „Zum Besten der Klein-Kinderwartanstalten in Grätz“ herausgegebenen Schrift. - Enth. neben einer Einleitung und einer „Statistisch-geographischen Uebersicht“ eine Beschreibung der wichtigsten steirischen Ortschaften, unterteilt in „Obersteier“, „Grätz“ u. „Untersteier“ sowie ein kurzes Schlußwort. - Durchschossenes (interfoliiertes) Handexemplar des Verfassers mit zahlr., tlw. umfangreichen Ergänzungen, Anmerkungen u. Korrekturen. Titel verso mit dem mont. lithogr. Namensschildchen Hofrichters. - Umschlag etw. angestaubt. Ecken etw. bestoßen u. tlw. m. kl. Knickspuren. Unterschiedlich gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Schlossar 100. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Hofrichter, Der Wegweiser durch Steiermark und die nächsten Länder. Ein nützliches Handbuch für Studierende, Naturforscher, Alpenbesteiger, überhaupt Naturfreunde; insbesonders aber für Fussreisende. (Umschlagtitel: Der Fußreisende durch Steiermark und die angränzenden Länder), Handexemplar, Manuskripte

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        Histoire naturelle. Minéralogie. Seconde classe

      - oblong, (10)ff manuscrits, 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeine deutsche Real-Ecyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände. Conversations-Lexikon. Neunte Originalausgabe. In funfzehn Bänden. Erster Band: A bis Balbuena; Zweiter Band: Balde bis Buchhandel; Dritter Band: Buchholz bis Czongrad; Vierter Band: D bis Entern; Fünfter Band: Entführung bis Gebläse; Sechster Band: Gebler bis Heilsordnung; Siebenter Band: Heim bis Juwelen; Achter Band: Kaaba bis Ligne; Neunter Band: Ligny bis Mösien; Zehnter Band: Moskau bis Patricier; Elfter Band: Patrick bis Réfugies; Zwölfter Band: Regalien bis Schottische Philosophie; Dreizehnter Band: Schouw bis Suetonius; Vierzehnter Band: Sueven bis Viterbo; Fünfzehnter Band: Zur Geschichte des Conversations-Lexikon; Vitet bis Zwolle und Universal-Register

      Leipzig, F.A.Brockhaus Vlg., 1843 bis 1848. 9. wesentlich erweiterte Originalausgabe, 15 Bände. zusammen 11470 S. 8°, OHalbleder auf 4 Bünden, Blind- und Goldprägung auf Rücken, marmorierter Deckelbezug, Einbandkanten berieben, Kaiptale leicht bestossen, Band 3 und 11 mit kleineren Randfehlstellen im Überzugspapier, Schnitt und Innen teils leicht braunfleckig, ansonsten sehr gut.Versand D: 5,00 EUR Brockhaus-Lexikon, Lexika

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the IRISH-AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR NICHOLAS DEVEREUX regarding a bank draft.

      Utica, December 30th, 1843.. 1843.. Very good. - Over 80 words penned on 10 inch high by 7-5/8 inch wide "Congress Southworth Co." paper with the paper company's pictorial device embossed in blind at the top left corner. In his letter addressed to Henry R. Remsen, the founder of the Utica Savings Bank Nicholas Devereux writes that he is enclosing a bank draft and warmly closes by wishing him "many happy wishes for the present Season...." Signed "N. Devereux". Folded for mailing, the letter is addressed and annotated on the verso of an attached leaf with its "Express Mail" postmark of the period and the remnants of a red wax seal. There are minor creases to the letter and a small piece is out from the edge of the attached leaf, no doubt the result of breaking the seal. <p>The Irish-born American entrepreneur Nicholas Devereux (1791- 1855) left Ireland at the age of 15 after his family, who had been involved in the Irish Rebellion of 1798, lost their lands. Devereux emigrated to Utica, New York in 1806 where he was first employed by his brother John C. Devereux. After taking other employment for several years, he entered into partnership with his brother in 1814. It was in that year that the brothers moved their business into a brick building into which they installed a heavy strong box. Residents of Utica, fearing crime from the influx of soldiers and contractors moving through the City following the War of 1812, trusted the brothers to store their money in the strong box and some even trusted them enough to invest it for them. Thus were the seeds sown for what was to become the Savings Bank of Utica which the brothers opened without a charter in 1816, two years before the first official savings bank "The Philadelphia Savings Fund Society" opened. Through the years, the brothers acquired land in the vicinity of Utica. The brothers were instrumental in establishing the Sisters of Charity in Utica and founded the Christian Brothers school in the city. Nicholas Devereux briefly spent time in Albany where he took part in organizing the Utica & Schenectady Railroad. Devereux subsequently bought the substantial residue of the Holland Land Company's holdings in Allegany & Cattaraugus counties hoping to build a new city. Founding the town of Allegany on these lands he believed that, as it grew into a city, the citizens would need religious instruction. Devereux approached Buffalo's Bishop Timon who, reaching out to Rome, invited the first group of Franciscan brothers to settle in the United States. With funding from Devereux and instruction from the brothers, St. Bonaventure University was born and Devereux Hall was named after its founder. It was while teaching English at Bonaventure, at the start of the Second World War, those many years later, that the great religious writer and Catholic mystic Thomas Merton found his calling and decided to join the Trappist order.

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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,, Napoli, 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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        Ornamente Aller Klassischen Kunstepochen Nach Den Originalen in Ihren Eigentümlichen Farben . Zehn Hefte Mit Fünfzig Tafeln

      Reimer, Berlin 1843 - first edition, 1831-1843, oblong folio, contemporary 3/4 green morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering and ornamentation to spine, marbled endpapers; pps: a typographic and a chromolithographic title leave, 1-page preface, followowed by 10 fasicules each starting with one text page followed by 5 plates in chromolithography (numbered 1-50); condition: covers rubbed, rather light, inoffensive brownstaining in places; colours fresh and vibrant, a rare and beautiful, 100% complete, unrestored, copy of Zahn's early chromolithographic work on ornaments with the bookplate of Henry Maxwell, 7th Baron Farnham killed in the Abergele train disaster of 1868; please inquire before ordering

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        Malerisches Buch der Welt 1856 - Ein goldner Familienschatz zur Unterhaltung und Belehrung für jede Altersstufe in 182 Erzählungen und Skizzen mit 27 Holzstichen und 48 bunten und schwarzen Bildern - mit teils colorierten Holzstichen, farb. Tondrucken etc

      Inhalt: Beethovens Denkmal in Bonn Falkenjagd Die Mysterien von Kaonstantinopel Das Planetensystem Rudolph von Habsburg Wasser- und Luftwohnungen in Neu-Guinea Kleine Bilder aus dem Pariser Leben u.a.m. Mannigfaltiges: Colonie von stummen Hunden Menschen vor und nach dem Essen Kaiser Julian über das Bier u.a.m. Unterhaltungen aus dem Gebiete der Natur: Ameisenfresser Lebensdauer der Schildkröten Eßbare Schwalbennester Tausendjährige Eichen Die Wärmeerzeugung im tierischen Körper u.v.a.m. 395 S. Fraktur Mit 27 teils colorierten Holzstichen und 48 farb. Tondrucken / Farblithographien, alle in sehr guter Druckqualität Abbildungen von u.a. Zürich, Paris, Trifels, Schloß Windsor, Tiere, Pflanzen, Astronomie u.a., Stecher: H. Huber, C. Frömmel, W. Heinemann, T.B. Engleheart u.a. Vordertitel goldgeprägt Einband leicht bestoßen, wenig berieben, sauber, Schnitt angebräunt, etwas angeschmutzt, Seiten leicht lichtrandig, teils sehr leicht angeschmutzt, Pergamin-Schutzpapiere intakt, guter Zustand. ca. 1200 gr. Als Vorläufer gilt das Deutsches Familienbuch zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung von 1843 (Karlsruhe). Karl Theodor Andree (1808 in Braunschweig in Bad Wildungen), er ist wahrscheinlich identisch mit dem Hg. des Buches, war ein deutscher Geograph, Publizist und Konsul. Er redigirte - u.a. - die Mainzer und Oberdeutsche Zeitung zu Karlsruhe (1838), die Kölnische Zeitung (1843), die Bremer Zeitung (1846), die Braunschweig. Deutsche Reichsztg. (1848), das Bremer Handelsblatt (1851) etc.

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        Illustrirte Zeitung. Neunter Band - Juli bis Dezember 1847 Zehnter Band - Januar bis Juni 1848. (sechster Jahrgang, Nr. 209 - Nr. 260) Wöchentliche Nachrichten über alle Ereignisse, Zustände und Persönlichkeiten der Gegenwart, über Tagesgeschichte, öffentliches und gesellschaftliches Leben, Handel, Gewerbe und Landwirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Kunst, Musik, Theater und Moden. Mit vielen in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen.

      (IV), 420 (IV) 394 (von 426) Seiten mit sehr zahlreichen teilsganzseitigen Holzstich-Illustrationen. 37,5 x 27,5 cm, zeitgenössischer schwarzer Leinenband mit blindgeprägtem Rückentitel. Jeder Band durch aphabetisches Inhaltsverzeichnis (Register) und aphabetisches Verzeichnis der Illustrationen erschlossen. * * Im zehnten Band fehlen die Nummern 256 (vom 17. Mai, S. 343 - 359) und 259 (vom 17. Juni, S 391 - 407) sonst vollständig. Verheftungen: No. 244: Die Seiten 161 bis 164 zwischen 152 und 153 No 246: Die Seiten 187 bis 190 nach 198 No 247: Die Seiten 203 bis 206 nach 214. "Die Illustrirte Zeitung erschien vom 1. Juli 1843 bis zum September 1944 im Verlag J. J. Weber in Leipzig. Verleger und Herausgeber war Johann Jacob Weber. Mitbegründer, technischer Leiter und Verbindungsmann zu den Holzschnittkünstlern in Leipzig und Berlin war von 1843 bis 1845 der Leipziger Buchhändler und Verleger Carl Berendt Lorck. Die Zeitschrift war das Flaggschiff des Unternehmens und kann zugleich als Urmutter aller späteren Bilderblätter angesehen werden. Zudem war diese neue Art Zeitschrift in Bezug auf die für solch kostspielige Experimente eher ungünstige Zeit ein wagemutiger, aber erfolgreicher Versuch, der sich in hervorragenden Verkaufserfolg entwickelte. Die Technik der Holzstich-Illustrationen für damalige Verhältnisse zur Perfektion zu entwickeln, war für den Verleger J. J. Weber im Jahr 1843 der eigentliche Anreiz zur Gründung einer illustrierten Zeitschrift. Im Laufe der folgenden Jahre gliederte er ein xylographisches Atelier an, das 1849 bis 1857 von Robert Kretschmer, 1857 bis 1860 von dem Maler Ernst Hartmann aus Berlin, 1860 bis 1870 von dem Maler Anton Muttenthaler aus München und 1870 bis 1901 von Fritz Waibler geleitet wurde. Ihr enormer Einsatz an Bildern und Bildreportagen, die durch den Einsatz eigener Bildkorrespondenten möglich wurde, macht die Illustrirte Zeitung durch ihre lange Laufzeit von einem Jahrhundert zu einer wichtigen Quelle an Materialien zur Geschichte und Kultur, sowie der Politik und des Alltagslebens. Sie bietet damit ein einmaliges Bildarchiv mit über 300.000 Illustrationen, die eindrucksvoll Berichte über das zeitgenössische politische, wissenschaftliche, kulturelle und literarische Leben dieser Zeit liefern. Mit der in der Illustrirten Zeitung erstmals eingeführten Eingliederung des Bildes in die Textseite erhöhte sich die Aussagekraft der bisher nur sprachlich vermittelten Inhalte oder Informationen." / "Johann Jacob Weber (* 3. April 1803 in Basel 16. März 1880 in Leipzig) war ein deutscher Buchhändler und Verleger sowie Begründer des Verlagshauses J. J. Weber in Leipzig. 1843 gründete er gemeinsam mit Carl Berendt Lorck die Illustrirte Zeitung, das erste illustrierte Wochenblatt Deutschlands, und revolutionierte damit die Wahrnehmung der Welt. Noch heute prägen die Bildfolgen zunächst der Stahlstiche und später der Holzstiche in seiner llustrirten Zeitung unsere Vorstellungen von der guten alten Zeit. (Wikipedia) * * * Einband etwas berieben und leicht bestoßen, Leinenbezug am Rücken und den Kanten etwas beschädigt, Titelblatt rückseitig und letzte Seite gestempelt, sonst gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Piazza Contarena di Udine

      Udine 1843 - Due rarissime vedute litografiche, prese da angolazioni diverse, di Piazza della Libertà, a Udine, realizzate da Luigi Bertelli. Le due litografie probabilmente erano parte del rarissimo Album pittorico del Friuli, composto da vedute di città, paesi e castelli del territorio friulano del primo Ottocento, e stampate a partire dal 1841 con l&#146;innovativa tecnica litografica su pietra bavarese. L'iniziativa è opera di Ottavio Codecasa (che dell'Album sarà anche editore) e Marco Moro. Le prime vedute dell&#146;Album pittorico del Friuli furono stampate a Udine, presso la litografia Luigi Berletti, a partire dal 1841. Ogni scenario è popolato da personaggi ritratti nella loro vita cittadina o agreste, immersi in una serena atmosfera frutto dell&#146;interpretazione romantica del paesaggio. La piazza nel Cinquecento e fino al 1945, era detta Piazza Contarena. La prima veduta, su disegno di Giuseppe Filippi, è datata 1842 e reca nel margine inferiore la dedica di Luigi Berletti al conte Lodovico Rota, socio dell'Accademia di Udine. La prospettiva guarda allo splendido Porticato di S. Giovanni, che si appoggia alla Torre dell'Orologio. Sulla destra del porticato, si nota la grande statua di Ercole. Sulla sinistra, la veduta include alcune arcate della Loggia del Lionello. La seconda litografia, su disegno di G.B. Cecchini, è datata 1843, ed è dedicata da Berletti al conte Antonio Beretta. La veduta prospettica è dal lato Nord della piazza, alle spalle della statua della Pace, opera dello scultore Giovan Battista Comolli, su progetto di Valentino Presani. Il basamento con panoplia è opera di Michele Zuliani (o Giuliani). La prospettiva include alcuni dei monumenti più belli della piazza: sulllo sfondo della piazza, si osserva la fontana rinascimentale; la staua di Ercole davanti al Porticato; quella di Caco, della quale si intravede solo la parte superiore alla destra del basamento della statua della Pace. Litografie su pietra bavarese, ampli margini bianchi, rare fioriture, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Splendidi esemplari di due vedute rarissime. Dimensioni dei fogli: 395x280 Dimensioni delle immagini: 245x185 Dimensioni

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        Histoire de la ville et des seigneurs de Commercy

      First Edition. Binders half chocolate sheepskin corners for the past four nerves with small traces of rubbing back, arms stamped in gold on the back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, very minor mishaps on certain cuts, corners slightly bumped. Book decorated with 28 plates hors-texte and figures in Text. Scattered spots, three clear and marginal foxing without affecting too serious volumes. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Typ. de Numa Rolin Bar-Le-Duc 1843 16x25cm 3 volumes reliés

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        A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive.

      John W. Parker, West Strand, London 1843 - Volume 1: 2 leaves (4 pp.) with advertisements for "Works by William Howitt" + 1 blank leaf + TP + [iii]-vii = Preface + [ix]-xvi = Contents + [1]-580; Volume 2: 2 leaves (4 pp.) with advertisements for "Works by William Howitt" + 1 blank leaf + TP + [iii]-xii = Contents + half-title (with Herschel quote on verso) + [3]-624, Octavo. First Edition (MacMinn, p. 56).This is the first edition of Mill's brilliant first book wherein he makes the "first major installment of his comprehensive restatement of an empiricist and utilitarian position." (EP, Vol. 5, p. 315) The book "had a rapid success, beyond the expectations of its author, and was for many years the standard authority with all who took his side in the main philosophical questions. Mill, in fact, was recognized as the great leader of the empirical school. few men have had a more marked influence upon the rising intellect of the time." (DNB) It is nearly impossible to accurately and comprehensively summarize the book's salient and important points in so small a space. The Encyclopedia of Philosophy gives two and a half full pages of exposition to the work and then devotes another nine pages to an article entitled: "Mill's Methods of Induction". In short, despite over two thousand years of philosophical consideration of logic based on deduction, Mill abandons that approach and provides an analysis and proof for logic based on the principles of induction working solely from the human experiences of sensation. An incredible tour de force by one of the leading intellects of English philosophy. 1843" inscribed on the inside front cover of both volumes. Internally, very crisp, bright and untrimmed. One small bit of contemporary ink marginalia in the Contents of Volume1. A lovely copy of a set very difficult to find in any condition. Extremely rare in this state. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        DROIT CIVIL EXPLIQUE - EN 9 VOLUMES -/ DE LA VENTE (2 tomes) + PRESCRIPTION ((2 tomes) + ECHANGE ET LOUAGE (3 tomes) + CONTRAT DE SOCIETE (2 tomes).

      HINGRAY CHARLES 1843 - R320093912: (XXXII + 680 + 579 pages + (XV + 604 pages) + (CXII + 401 + 526 + 499 oages) + (C + 474 + 604 pages) - Plats et contre-plats jaspés - Tampon sur la page de titre - sur la page de faux-titre - sur la page de garde - Auteur, titres, filets, tomaison dorés aux dos - Dos en cuir marron. 4 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES - DROIT CIVIL EXPLIQUE suivant l'ordre des articcles du Code, depuis et y compris le titre de vente. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 346-Droit privé, civil [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed, Honolulu, Oahu, S. I. August 7, 1843 to Messrs. Foster & Hunt

      - quarto, 3 pages, inscribed on a four page bi-folium, formerly folded, remains of sealing wax on integral address leaf, else in very good, clean legible condition. An important letter written soon after Damon's arrival in Hawaii in which he discusses Lord Paulet's cession of Hawaii in February of 1843 and the cessions recission, by Admiral Richard Thomas on July 26, 1843, missionary activities and two newspapers, "The Advocate & Friend," and the "Nonanona." Damon also announces the birth of his son Samuel Mills Damon. Damon writes: "Dear Friends, The Whaleship Sabina will sail to day direct for New York. A young man on board Chas. Paine, South Hampton L. I. informs me that he has a brother in your store. ¿ Since our arrival we have lived through two revolutions. I must refer you to the public prints for the particulars in regard to the extraordinary movements of Lord Paulet and the Restoration of the Flag under Rear Admiral Thomas. Living as we do in Honolulu & being on pretty good terms with some of the government officers, we generally learn what is going forward behind the curtain, before it is noised abroad to the world. I can assure the political excitement has been very great in our little community. I forward you part of a file of the Polynesian a paper that was published here, some months since, but has been stopped you may be able to learn something of the commercial importance of the place from its columns. Since commencing my labors here I have also started a small monthly sheet I forward a file of the "Advocate & Friend." It succeeds beyond my most sanguine expectations. The "Nonanona" is a small semi-monthly paper, in the native language & edited by Rev. Mr. Armstrong one of the Missionaries. You may perhaps desire to learn my opinion about missionary affairs now that I am permitted to see for myself. I will simply remark my confidence in the cause increases every day. God, through their instrumentality has performed a great work among this people, and if my lot should ever again be cast among the people in the U. S. I should labor with ten-fold energy to advance the missionary work. It is the great work of the Age, aye - the great work of God - and at home and abroad God cheerfully opens a field for laborers to work for Him & be assured at the great day all who have labored for him will be richly rewarded¿ We are now rejoicing over a little son born on the 9th of last month so that he is now just four weeks old. We call him Samuel Mill Damon¿" Born February 15, 1815 in Holden, Mass., Samuel Damon graduated from Amherst College in 1836 and in 1837 was the principal of Academy, Salisbury, Conn. He began his theological training at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1838 and finished his theological training at Andover Theological Seminary in 1841. He was ordained September 15, 1841 and married Julia Sherman Mills October 6, 1841 in Natick, Mass. In 1867 he received an honorary doctorate of divinity from Amherst College. Samuel Damon was sent by the American Seamen's Friend Society to be chaplain in Honolulu. The Damons sailed from New York March 10, 1842 aboard the Victoria Captain Spring and arrived in Honolulu October 19, 1842. He was the pastor of the Bethel Union Church, Seamen's Chapel for 42 years and was the publisher of the periodical The Friend from 1843 - 1884. In 1849 Samuel Damon visited Oregon and California; in 1851, the United States; in 1861, Micronesia, as a delegate of the Hawaiian Board; 1869 - 1870 the United States, Europe, Palestine and Egypt; in 1876 the United States; in 1880 England and the Continent; and in 1884 China and Japan. While in the Hawaiian Islands "he served Sailors' Home, Stranger's Friend Society, Oahu College (Punahou School) Board, the Queen's Hospital and Hawaiian Board of Missions". Rev. Samuel Chenery Damon died February 7, 1885 in Honolulu.

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        The Ladies' Flower - Garden of Ornamental Perennials, in Two Volumes

      William Smith 1843 - 2 volumes. Large quarto, 29 cm. Original green cloth with gilt floral vignette on front boards. Original spine rebacked on modern green cloth. Rehinged and rejointed. Loss to original spine. Collated, all 96 hand-colored lithographed botanical plates (including frontispieces) present. Occasional spotting. Several pages uncut. 'Loudon developed a simple formula for these works, combining a brief text with charming illustrations, an arrangement that appealed to her audience. For each plant a brief botanical description was provided, including its common name in English, its order and genus. Some historical notes, and instructions regarding its cultivation' (An Oak Spring Flora p. 326). Jane Loudon she first learned about horticulture from her husband, the noted botanist, gardener, and horticultural writer John Loudon. Jane assisted her husband in his Encyclopedia of Gardening (1834). Jane published her first gardening book, Instructions in Gardening for Ladies, in 1838. Refs: Nissen BBI 1237; Pritzel 5634; Flower Books (1990) p. 115. Provenance: Contemporary gift inscription by Isaac Davis (1799-1883, of Worchester Mass) to his wife, Mary Easterbrook Davis (1805-1875). Long note about the Davis's written on front end page by Rosamand Thaxter in 1969. The (Thaxter was the New Hampshire - Maine author). According to Rosamand, the Davis's were her great grandparents of her maternal grandmother, Mary E. Stoddard. Owned by one family for at least 126 years. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed, Honolulu, Oahu, S. I. August 7, 1843 to Messrs. Foster & Hunt

      1843. quarto, 3 pages, inscribed on a four page bi-folium, formerly folded, remains of sealing wax on integral address leaf, else in very good, clean legible condition. An important letter written soon after Damon's arrival in Hawaii in which he discusses Lord Paulet's cession of Hawaii in February of 1843 and the cessions recission, by Admiral Richard Thomas on July 26, 1843, missionary activities and two newspapers, "The Advocate & Friend," and the "Nonanona." Damon also announces the birth of his son Samuel Mills Damon. Damon writes: "Dear Friends, The Whaleship Sabina will sail to day direct for New York. A young man on board Chas. Paine, South Hampton L. I. informs me that he has a brother in your store. ... Since our arrival we have lived through two revolutions. I must refer you to the public prints for the particulars in regard to the extraordinary movements of Lord Paulet and the Restoration of the Flag under Rear Admiral Thomas. Living as we do in Honolulu & being on pretty good terms with some of the government officers, we generally learn what is going forward behind the curtain, before it is noised abroad to the world. I can assure the political excitement has been very great in our little community. I forward you part of a file of the Polynesian a paper that was published here, some months since, but has been stopped you may be able to learn something of the commercial importance of the place from its columns. Since commencing my labors here I have also started a small monthly sheet I forward a file of the "Advocate & Friend." It succeeds beyond my most sanguine expectations. The "Nonanona" is a small semi-monthly paper, in the native language & edited by Rev. Mr. Armstrong one of the Missionaries. You may perhaps desire to learn my opinion about missionary affairs now that I am permitted to see for myself. I will simply remark my confidence in the cause increases every day. God, through their instrumentality has performed a great work among this people, and if my lot should ever again be cast among the people in the U. S. I should labor with ten-fold energy to advance the missionary work. It is the great work of the Age, aye - the great work of God - and at home and abroad God cheerfully opens a field for laborers to work for Him & be assured at the great day all who have labored for him will be richly rewarded... We are now rejoicing over a little son born on the 9th of last month so that he is now just four weeks old. We call him Samuel Mills Damon..." Born February 15, 1815 in Holden, Mass., Samuel Damon graduated from Amherst College in 1836 and in 1837 was the principal of Academy, Salisbury, Conn. He began his theological training at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1838 and finished his theological training at Andover Theological Seminary in 1841. He was ordained September 15, 1841 and married Julia Sherman Mills October 6, 1841 in Natick, Mass. In 1867 he received an honorary doctorate of divinity from Amherst College. Samuel Damon was sent by the American Seamen's Friend Society to be chaplain in Honolulu. The Damons sailed from New York March 10, 1842 aboard the Victoria, Captain Spring and arrived in Honolulu October 19, 1842. He was the pastor of the Bethel Union Church, Seamen's Chapel for 42 years and was the publisher of the periodical The Friend from 1843 - 1884. In 1849 Samuel Damon visited Oregon and California; in 1851, the United States; in 1861, Micronesia, as a delegate of the Hawaiian Board; 1869 - 1870 the United States, Europe, Palestine and Egypt; in 1876 the United States; in 1880 England and the Continent; and in 1884 China and Japan. While in the Hawaiian Islands "he served Sailors' Home, Stranger's Friend Society, Oahu College (Punahou School) Board, the Queen's Hospital and Hawaiian Board of Missions". Rev. Samuel Chenery Damon died February 7, 1885 in Honolulu.

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        The Dabistan, or School of Manners, translated from the Original Persian, with Notes and Illustrations.

      Paris: Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland, 1843 - 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&#150;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&#150;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&#150;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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Arithmetik und Algebra. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Bedürfnisse des practischen Lebens und der technischen Wissenschaften. Nebst e. Anhange v. 450 Aufgaben.

      gr.8. (4),VII,292 S. Hln. d.Zt. mit Marmorpapierbezug, Rückentitel u. Blinddr., etw. berieben u. bestoßen, Deckelbezüge a.d. Ecken beschabt, Rücken mit winz., sorgf. gekl. Einr., Besitzerstempel, durchgeh. unterschiedlich stockfl., ganz vereinzelt einige Anstreich. u. Anmerk., insges. trotz kl. Mängel gutes Expl. - Lehr- und Handbuch der Elementar-Mathematik 1.Bd. Erstausgabe. MNE I,189 Doppler-Bibliogr. 15 (falsch 1843) ÖBL I,196. Außerordentlich seltenes, kaum bekanntes Lehrbuch des bedeutenden Mathematikers u. Physikers.

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        Autograph letter signed ("G. Verdi") dated Roma, 24 Ott. 1844 [October 24, 1844], most likely to his French publisher Marie Pierre Yves Escudier regarding the composer's opera I Lombardi

      Apparently unpublished and unrecorded. I Lombardi alla prima crociata [The Lombards on the First Crusade], a dramma lirico in 4 acts to a libretto by Temistocle Solera after Tommaso Grossi's poem of the same name, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 11, 1843; the part of Pagano was sung by the bass Prospero Dérivis. The vocal score was published by Ricordi in Milan in 1843. The opera was revised as Jérusalem to a libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz and first performed in the revised version in Paris at the Opéra on November 26, 1847. "I Lombardi has often been compared to Nabucco, the immensely successful opera that preceded it in the Verdi canon. It is easy to see how such comparisons usually find the later opera less satisfactory. I Lombardi has a wider-ranging action than Nabucco, but Verdi, at this stage of his career, was less able or willing to depict various sharply contrasting locales, and many of the opera's choral sections (which traditionally carried the weight of such depictions) are pallid and routine. The great exception is the chorus 'O Signore, dal tetto natio', which rightly stands beside 'Va pensiero' as representative of Verdi's new voice in Italian opera. The opera's musical characterization is strangely uneven: the presence of two leading tenors seems to divide attention where it might usefully have been focussed, but the leading soprano, Giselda, stamps her personality on the drama at a very early stage and succeeds in emerging with impressive effect." "Although Jérusalem was soon converted into the Italian Gerusalemme, and published in Italy, Verdi's revision failed to oust I Lombardi from the Italian stage and gradually disappeared from the repertory. This is in some ways regrettable, as the opera simplifies somewhat the complex action of the Italian original, adds convincing new music (in particular the fine crowd scene of Act 3 scene ii), cuts some of the weaker portions and, by converting Arvino from a tenor to a baritone, solves one of the problems of vocal distribution that occurred in I Lombardi. Whatever its ultimate merits, Jérusalem serves as a fascinating first document in charting Verdi's relationship with the French stage, a relationship that was to become increasingly important during the next decade." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. The French brothers Marie (1809-1880) and Léon (1815-1881) Escudier were Verdi's publisher's in France; they also translated the libretti of two of Verdi's works into French: Le proscrit, or Le corsaire de Venise in 1845 (from Ernani), and Les deux Foscari in 1846. Marie Escudier first met Verdi in Milan in 1845, the same year Verdi ceded rights for publication of his works in France to the Escudiers (October), and Marie's first letter to Verdi has been commonly said to predate June 30, 1845. Providing that our assumption that the present letter is, indeed, to Marie Escudier, we now know that Verdi's first letter to Marie dates back to October of 1844. Marie Escudier was Verdi's correspondent through 1847; his brother Léon took over in either the summer or autumn of that year, informing Verdi about events in France and acting as intermediary between Verdi and impresarios, theater directors, singers, and librettists in France. Their relationship terminated in 1877 due to disagreements regarding the staging of the first performance of Aida in Paris, at the Théâtre Italien. The two operas that Verdi refers to in the present letter as writing for Naples and Venice were Alzira (first performed in Naples at the Teatro di San Carlo on August 12, 1845) and Attila (first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on March 17, 1846). The "Sigr. Vatel" referred to in the letter is August-Eugene Vatel, director of the Théâtre Italian in Paris at the time. Verdi went to Paris and attended the Opéra for the first time on June 1, 1847; Jérusalem premiered there on November 26th; "Sigr. Torre" can be identified as Giuseppe Torre, a poet and author of the text of many romanzas. I Lombardi was the first of Verdi's operas to be staged in the United States; it premiered at Palmo's Opera House in New York City on March 3, 1847. Palmo's, located on Chambers Street between Broadway and Centre Street, was one of the earliest opera houses in New York City. We would like to thank Dr. Daniela Macchione for her kind assistance in our preparation of this description.. 2 pp. Octavo. With decorative embossed blindstamp ("BATH") to upper inner left corner. An important letter regarding I Lombardi, including commentary regarding orchestration for the character of Pagano, the necessity for a large orchestra and choir, staging, the composer's plans to write operas for Naples and Venice, future performances of his works, etc. Verdi states that he has written to his publisher Ricordi about the part for Pagano "arranged for baritone with the orchestra properly adjusted." He describes the opera as his "most difficult" and states that, "in addition to the three principal artists, it also needs a ensemble of orchestra and choruses" in order that the work be properly staged. The composer goes on to say that he will write for Naples and Venice next year, and that he "will be free in two years from now, that is to say from October 1845 to March 1847" if Mr. Vatel would like to discuss the possibility of making a "deal," but Verdi would like one of his operas to be performed before then. He then states that a "Mr. Torre of Genoa" has given him a Romanza that he will set to music as soon as he has "a spare moment." In closing, Verdi thanks Escudier for his "kind words and for the care [he] takes of giving notoriety" to the composer's "poor name." Browned, especially at upper edge; small old tapemark; creased at folds and somewhat overall; small pinholes. Archivally repaired and restored.

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        The rambles of the Emperor Ching Tih in Keang Nan.: Translated by Tkin Shen, Student of the Anglo-Chinese College, Malacca. With a Preface by James Legge, President of the College.

      London Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans 1843 - A translation of Hsiu-hsiang Cheng-te huang yu Chiang-nan, an account of the travels of the Ming Emperor Cheng-te in the Kiangnan region. Cordier BS 1776; Lust 1105; Morrison I p. 731 A very good set bound in modern half calf. First edition of this translation Two volumes, pp.[viii], 320; [iv], 322, 6 (advertisements).

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        CONSTANTINOPLE, Collection de dessins

      1843 - [CONSTANTINOPLE]. Collection de dessins. Un volume in-folio ; plein veau havane, plats et dos décorés. Réunion de 200 dessins sur Constantinople et ses environs, certains aquarellés, la plupart datés 1843-1844, collés sur 84 feuillets, et réunis dans une élégante reliure signée Gustav Hedeberg. De nombreux dessins portent une légende en français ou en italien, et sont numérotés. Certains comportent des annotations pour la couleur. Les sujets sont variés : ils représentent des vues, des monuments (architecture), des personnages en costumes turcs, des animaux, des scènes de la vie quotidienne Huit dessins sont dépliants, dont un grand panorama de Zante en 4 feuilles jointes in fine. Les dessins sont signés d&#146;un monogramme. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Journal Of The Disasters In Affghanistan, 1841&#150;2. [together with a three-page letter from Lady Sale, and a contemporary copy of Dr Brydon's famous account of his experiences on the retreat from Kabul]

      London: John Murray, 1843 - Octavo (187 × 114 mm). Contemporary reddish pink full diced calf, green morocco label, low, flat bands, compartments with gilt triple fillet panel enclosing lozenge centre-tool with spiral arabesque corner-pieces, triple fillet panels gilt to boards, sun in splendour gilt edge-roll, marbled edges and endpapers. Bookseller's label of E. Blackwell of London Street, Reading to front pastedown. Attractive armorial bookplate of James Bonnell on front pastedown; gift inscription from his relative Mary Anne Harvey Bonnell, who later conveyed the Bonnell estates at Purleigh to him by deed of gift. Very light shelfwear, some foxing front and back, light toning otherwise, an excellent copy. Folding frontispiece plan of Kabul, and one other map. First edition. Lady Sale's diary account of the siege, fall, and retreat from Kabul was a great popular success, the author becoming "the heroine of the hour, renowned for her courage" (ODNB). She "graphically describes General Elphinstone's weak and vacillating leadership in the face of the insurgent Afghan chiefs and his army's subsequent retreat Sale's entries make clear the sense of confusion, poor discipline, non-existent organisation, and lack of planning which contributed to the terrible bloodshed of the retreat" (Riddick). This copy is in a very pretty contemporary binding, and is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of a three-page letter from Lady Sale, together with a contemporary copy of Dr William Brydon's account of his experiences as the whole survivor of the retreat. The letter, dated 18 August 1844, on a single bifolium of small octavo mourning stationery is addressed to Mrs Spink, wife of Colonel Spink, Assistant Quartermaster-General at Cork and a colleague who had seen service with Sale in the 12th Foot &#150; the original envelope addressed in Sales's hand mounted beneath the signature. It gives a sense of the reception that the Sales received in England: "I feel it quite delightful being able to sit down quietly in the country for the racketing of a London life is dreadfully fatiguing to an old woman. I feel greatly flattered by & very grateful for all the kindness and attention shown to us. Sale dined with the Court of Directors on Wednesday & the ladies went to the gallery to hear the speeches, it was most exciting. Sale was so affected by it that when he rose to speak, utterance was almost denied him. I was completely taken aback at my health being drunk & the universal cheering that accompanied it This evening we were asked to the Russian Ambassadors but sent an excuse as being in the country. Tomorrow we dine at the Duke of Wellington's to meet the Prince of Prussia. On Monday Sale dines with the Junior United Service Club. So you see being in the country is nothing very quiet. I fear you will think us very ungrateful for all the attention shewn us here when I say how happy I am in the prospect of returning to India in December, but which constitutes Home". The book is also accompanied by a six-page contemporary transcription of Brydon's famous letter to his brother recounting his experiences as the sole survivor of the retreat from Kabul: "Here I am at this place, all safe but not all sound, having received three wounds in the head, left hand & knee. I have lost everything I had in the world; but my life has been saved in a most wonderful manner, and I am the only European who has escaped from the Cabool Army of 13000". The transcription is on three sheets of paper watermarked Renshaw & Kirkman, 1840, and with the blind stamp of the Devizes stationers Henry Bull, folded to form three bifolia. Bruce 4489; Riddick 163. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        THAMES TUNNEL PEEPSHOW

      1843. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. 1200 feet long, 76 feet below high water mark, was 8 years building and cost £446,000, opened the 25th day of March 1843. Bound accordion style, 4 hand--coloured scenes (includes front cover which has 2 holes cut out - peepholes). Contained in a slipcase with onlay to front (same as front cover of book). Rear cover is creased and colour (black) has been touched up to rear cover and edges of front cover. I think that the slipcase has been repaired/reinforced. [R]

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        The natural history of man...

      London: H. Bailliere, 1843. FIRST EDITION. Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, 40 engraved plates on 39 leaves (36 hand-coloured) and numerous text woodcuts. Modern calf, gilt border on covers, spine in compartments with gilt decorations, title and author in gilt; new endpapers. Overall an excellent copy. First edition of this finely illustrated ethnographical study of mankind. The present work was of major importance for its assemblage of organized data on human population. Prichard sets forth the differences of color, hair, stature and form. He examines the value of each criterion as evidence of differences in race, and maintains that all mankind is descended from one family. Prichard (1786-1848) was a physician and anthropologist as well as a pioneer in the moral treatment of the insane. He laid the groundwork for the later research by Lyell and anticipated the human evolution theories of Darwin and Weismann.

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        A RaManuscript Journal - Beginnings of Holt Shipping Empire

      North Lincolnshire, England, Belgium, 1843-1856, 1843. Original manuscript shipping ledger journal kept by merchant and sloop shipmaster John Holt of Garthorpe, conceivably being the uncle (born 1822) and namesake of the famous John Holt (1841-1917) who subsequently founded the pioneering Liverpool-West Africa shipping company still operating today as John Holt plc. Features at least six John Holt signature incsriptions. 8vo. 194 pages in manuscript. Original vellum binding with working brass clasp and orange marbled endpapers. Age-toning to boards, early repair to clasp, otherwise in very good condition, a noteworthy primary source document with much detail. While much is known about renowned merchant and shipping magnate John Holt (1841-1917) and his brothers with whom he partnered in the West Africa trade, very little detail is readily available on the shipping activities of his predecessors and mentors. [Of the freight transport and trade activities prior to the founding of John Holt & Co. (Liverpool) Ltd in 1884, the only known archive of Holt family papers is held by the National Archives, which spans from 1703 to 1965.] The present volume comprises a firsthand record of the commercial shipping activities in and outside of England made by a John Holt of Garthorpe six years before the famous John Holt of Garthorpe's voyage to Fernando Po, and thirty years prior to the founding of John Holt and Company which established trading posts and banking in West Africa. The writer may quite rightly be the uncle and namesake of the great businessman and company founder. As he plied the English coast and continent, then explored foreign trade, John Holt of Garthorpe, keeper of the present journal, dutifully penned a ledger of expenses and accounts. The volume beginning in 1843 and pertaining largely to freight transport on the rivers of North Lincolnshire. His entries, however, further reveal the start of coastal trade from the northeast to the south coast of England, and, in the latter years, we notice substantial increase in the number of port towns visited for trade. His pioneering voyages to continental Europe in 1853 show the Holt family's subsequent beginnings in foreign trade, and foretell the imminent success which would build favourable and profitable Anglo-African trade relations for centuries to follow. Tirelessly ferrying all kinds of cargo throughout North Lincolnshire and centering around the Isle of Axholme for several years, he frequently transported gravel, cobble and binding agents, which is consistent with the ongoing construction of navigable canals, as well as railways, in this period. The Barton-on-Humber railway station, for example, was opened as part of the branch line from New Holland to Barton-on-Humber in 1849. Ale was also frequently transported. Deliveries of cargo were made to the following locations in North Lincolnshire: the ancient Parish called Belton (near Epworth), Crowle, Luddington (now Luddington and Haldenby), West Butterwick, Spalding on the River Welland in the South Holland district, Gunhouse [Gunness], Burringham on the east bank of the river Trent, Grimsby, Boothferry and Goole, and the Parish of Althorpe - one of the eight original parishes in the Isle of Axholme (now Keadby with Althorpe). Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, is a principle port, and from here he frequently ships potatoes and other goods as far as London. Barton is also mentioned [Barton-upon-Humbler across the river from Hull]. Some clients are named. On 19 August 1848 he delivered 70 tons of 'cliff' for Baronet Sir Robert Sheffield, whom in 1842 had purchased the old Healey estate in Frodingham, together with a Charles Winn. [This was either Sir Robert Sheffield, 4th Baronet (1796-1862), Major of the North Lincolnshire Yeomanry, Justice of the Peace, High Sherriff of Lincolnshire, and politician, or possibly his eldest son Sir Robert Sheffield, 5th Baronet (1823-1886) who also served as High Sherriff of Lincolnshire.] In the 1850's Holt's inland business was expanding greatly, with new clients at Gainsborough, Dunkirk, Ispwich, Wisbech, Rochester, Newcastle, and Lowestoft. Large quantities of tiles were sent to London during this period, 36,000 tiles, 45,000 tiles, as well as fire clay and fire bricks. On 10 February 1855 the usual cargo of potatoes was brought to London, and this time two bells as well. Reflecting the prosperity refinement of the Victorian era, at Hull he delivered marble, mahogany, iron and barrels of resin. In 1851, a notable change occurred when Holt took his business to the sea coast. His first coastal voyage was for a substantial delivery being made on 12 July, consisting of stone, machinery, several carts and wagons, paint, and oil, quite possibly for the expansion of the Southampton West End railway station which was constructed in 1847, and its terminus at Blechynden Terrace which came into use in 1850. [Developments continued until 1860, by which time the station was equipped with a booking office and two waiting rooms on the up and down platforms. The Southampton and Dorchester Railway Company, having amalgamated with the large London and South Western Railway (LSWR) in 1848, was expanding and improving its lines at this time.] Fees incurred on this voyage included dues payable at Dover and Ramsgate, boomage and quay dues, over and above the regular expenses. In 1853 Holt was making voyages along the northern sea coast of England, with a delivery of timber to the famous shipbuilding town of Whitby, where Captain Cook learned seamanship. In the same year he shipped 108 tons of coal to Harwich, 86 tons of shingles to Hull. Sunderland also became a relatively frequent port. Finally, crossing the North Sea in 1853 for the first time with commercial cargo, the sloop called "Gutteridge" transported 104 tons of guano to Antwerp in Belgium; a cargo of machinery is subsequently brought to Brussels; these being the first steps in foreign shipping for John Holt of Garthorpe. Fees and expenses tallied throughout the volume include wharfage, bridge dues, tariffs paid to the Lord Mayor of London, separate canal dues in London, Humber dues, pilotage. In April 1846 he pays dues paid on 15 horses and some ale, evidently trying his hand at transporting live animals. In Hull, January 1847, a delivery of cement stone and hoops requires payment of dock dues, buoyage, corporation fee, entrance fee, and house commissions. Dues are occasionally paid at Spurn [The lifeboat station at Spurn Head was built in 1810, on the north bank of the mouth of the Humber estuary. Owing to the remote location, houses for the lifeboat crew and their families were added a few years later]. In addition, he pays a boatswain, a waterman, and other hired labour from time to time. During this thirteen years of trade, Holt had at least 3 sloops, "Friends" from 1843-1849, "Acorn" from 1849-1851, and "Gutteridge" from 1851-1856. These were all made by shipbuilder John Wray (1796-1884) of Burton Stather. By 1851 he employed sixteen men. An interesting connection may be realized through this volume. The keeper of this ledger, John Holt, inscribes a note to remember his wedding to 'Sarah' on 16 October 1845. The 1851 census states that John Wray had a niece named Sarah. In 1851, a notable change occurred when Holt took his business to the sea coast. Making the connection between merchant and sloop shipmaster John Holt of Garthorpe who wrote the present ledger, and the famous John Holt of Garthorpe (1841-1917) who subsequently founded the Liverpool-West Africa shipping company: From the Holt family of Garthorpe there were many in the shipping trade, from shipwrights and sailmasters, to shipowners, and leading merchants, the most famous of them being the brothers who established a shipping trade in West Africa. With ancestral origins in Broughton Grange, they established firms in Liverpool, including John Holt & Co Ltd, West Africa Traders & Shipowners. Needing no introduction, John Holt (1841-1915) was an English merchant who founded the most significant shipping line which operated between Liverpool and West Africa, and a number of businesses in Nigeria, which are now incorporated in John Holt plc. Born on the 31 October 1841 in Garthorpe, Lincolnshire, he first worked for his grandfather, learning the sea trade at an exceptionally young age. Subsequently, at the age of fifteen, he became the apprentice of William Laird, a Liverpool coal dealer. Just prior to completing his apprenticeship, in 1862 he went to Fernando Po to take up an appointment as secretary to James Lynslager, formerly acting British Consul who was pursuing his personal commercial interests. [Sir Richard Burton had just entered the Foreign Service as consul of the island.] There he managed Lynslager's trading post. Five years later, he bought out his employer, and he was joined by his brother Jonathan. In 1868 Johnathan bought a schooner, which enabled the brothers to open more trading posts in West Africa. In 1874 the brothers opened an office in Liverpool. In 1881, John entered the palm oil trade. In 1884 the brothers formed a partnership, John Holt and Company. Falling in line with family tradition, his father, Thomas Godfrey Holt (born 1817 Luddington, Lincolnshire - died 1909 Appleby, Lincolnshire), was a shipowner and merchant as well. It was he, who arranged for his son, the famous John Holt of Garthope, to apprenticeship under Laird for five years. The original indenture document between William Laird and Thomas Godfrey Holt is held in the Liverpool Maritime Museum Archives. [The 1856 gazetteer and directory of Lincolnshire lists both Thomas Holt (father) and John Holt (son) as master mariners at Garthorpe on the Isle of Axholme. Thomas is also described as a coal merchant, vessel owner and victualler, of "Sheffield Arms", Ferry, having purchased the "Sheffield Arms Inn" at Burton upon Stather.] Especially interesting in reference to the present volume, his paternal uncle and namesake was John Holt, born 1822 in Burton-upon-Stather, quite likely the author of the present volume, and surely another source of inspiration for setting out to Africa in the first place, to learn about foreign commerce. His grandfather, Thomas Holt (born 1788 All Saints, Flixborough - married Elizabeth Godfrey in Luddington church on 28 June 1814 - died 1863 Luddington), was a sea merchant of notable repute. He is listed in census as a sailor in 1815 and a ship master by 1817, at these times his surname was spelled Hoult. He is mentioned in the coastal trade archives, and found in several articles of the Hull Packet Newspaper. He received a master's certificate for having worked 43 years in coastal trade. The record states: "Thomas Holt, Born at Crosby, Lincolnshire, 12 September 1788, has been employed in the capacities of App & Master 43 years in the British Merchant Service in the Coasting Trade." He travelled as far as Constantinople and Saint Petersburg. There is a burial recorded at Luddington on 20th February 1863, for a Thomas Holt, of Garthorpe, aged 74. Historical records confirm that Thomas & Elizabeth Holt had between them at least six children, 4 boys and 2 girls between 1815 & 1827, as follows: - William, born 1815 - Thomas Godfrey, born 1817 (father of famed business founder John Holt of Garthorpe) - Elizabeth, born 1820 in Luddington, baptised in Burton upon Stather on 17 September 1820 where the family resided - John, born on 20 July 1822, baptised in Burton upon Stather, the family living in "The Stather", close to the shore of the River Trent, his father Thomas being recorded as being a waterman - William Leonard, born 1825, baptised at Burton upon Stather, 7 February 1825, the family living in "The Stather", his father Thomas recorded as being a mariner - Mary Ann, born 1827, baptised at Luddington 27 December 1827, the family are once again in Garthorpe, and Thomas described as a master mariner. The family made frequent moves between Burton upon Stather, Luddington, and Garthorpe. The village of Garthorpe in North Lincolnshire, in the Isle of Axholme, is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) south-east from Goole, and 1 mile (1.6 km) west from the River Trent, is the home of John Holt, writer of the present ledger, and also John Holt founder of the renowned West Africa shipping company. It is contiguous with the village of Fockerby. [Garthorpe of North Lincolnshire should not be confused with the village by the same name, and civil parish (called Garthorpe and Fockerby) in the Melton district of Leicestershire.] In 1833 "Bartholomew's Gazetteer of Britain" describes the Isle of Axholme as follows: "Area of slight elevation above flat and formerly marshy tract bounded by the Rivers Trent, Torne and Idle. Towns include Crowle, Belton, Epworth and Haxey on higher ground and Owston Ferry and West Butterwick beside the River Trent.".

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        The Conqueror Worm in Graham's Magazine

      Graham, 1843 First appearance of Poe's The Conqueror Worm. Philadelphia: Graham, 1842. Large thick quarto half roan over marbled boards. Spine with raised bands and simple gilt borders to compartments. Contents clean and fresh. A very good copy.

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        Das Nexum, Die Nexi und die Lex Petillia.

      1843 - The Roman Law of Parent and Child Bachofen, Johann Jakob [1815-1887]. Das Nexum, die Nexi und die Lex Petillia: Eine Rechtshistorische Abhandlung. Basel: Verlag von J.G. Neukirch, 1843. [ii], 160 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Original printed publisher wrappers, unopened signatures. Some rubbing to edges, light soiling and faint dampspotting, spine darkened. Moderate toning and occasional light foxing to text. * First edition. Bachofen, a founder of the German Historical School, is best-known as the author of Das Mutterrecht (1861), a ground-breaking history of the family as a social institution. An early example of his work in this field, Das Nexum deals with the Roman law of parent and child. OCLC locates no copies in North America. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 2:79. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Monographie du The. Description Botanique, Torrefaction, Composition Chimique, Proprietes Hygieniques de cette Feuille

      Paris: Published by the author, 1843. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Finely illustrated monograph on tea and tea manufacturing. Contents include the history of tea cultivation, origin, chemical composition of tea, medical properties of tea, and preparation of tea. 8vo, (iv,) 160pp, 17 full page engraved plates. Blue cloth, gilt decoration & title on spine. Corners bumped, covers and spine ends a bit rubbed.

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        Grätz. Ein naturhistorisch-statistisch-topographisches Gemählde dieser Stadt und ihrer Umgebungen.

      Graz, Verlag der F. Ferstl’schen Buchhandlung, 1843. 8°. Mit gefalt. Stahlstich-Frontispiz (Gesamtansicht von Graz), chromolithogr. farb. Titel, chromolithogr. farb. Widmungsblatt m. 5 kleinen Ansichten, 22 Stahlstich-Ansichten, einer mehrf. gefalt. kolor. „Topographisch-geognostische(n) Karte der Umgebungen von Grätz“ v. Fr. Unger u. einem mehrf. gefalt. „Plan der Provinzial-Hauptstadt Grätz und der nächsten Umgebung“ v. Bruno Kopal. XVI, 570, 32 S., HLdr. d. Zt. m. etw. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erstausgabe. - Bedeutende, unter Mitarbeit von A. v. Muchar, Fr. Unger u. Chr. Weiglein entstandene Beschreibung von Graz. - Die schönen, fein ausgeführten Stahlstiche nach Conrad Kreutzer (Thieme/B. XXI, 522) mit Ansichten wie \"Das Burgthor\", \"Die Kettenbrücke\", \"Der Hauptwachplatz\", \"Der Franzens Platz\", \"Das Rathhaus\", \"Der Jakomini-Platz\", \"St. Leonhard\", \"Geidorf\", \"Der Graben\", \"Maria Grün\", \"Maria Trost\", \"Strassengel\", \"Stift Rein\", \"Schloss Eggenberg\", \"Tobelbad\", \"Gleichenberg\" u.a. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Karte u. Plan m. Einriß. Durchg. unterschiedlich gebräunt, stockfleckig u. wasserrandig. - Schlossar 157; Nebehay/W. III, 668; Wurzbach XXXI, 289. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Schreiner, Grätz. Ein naturhistorisch-statistisch-topographisches Gemählde dieser Stadt und ihrer Umgebungen, Graz

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        Epes Kittisch.Noch ä Beitraagk zu Israels Verkehr u. Geist. Vunn kaa`m vunn unsere Leut`. Vumm Verf. vunn: `Ae Kalle unn aach kaan Kalle` ...

       Speyer, Lang 1843. kl.-8°. 174 (2) S. HLn. d. Zt. Mit mont. vord. OU. Stellenw. stockfl. EAChristian Heinrich Gilardone (1798-1874), Neffe des Malers Friedrich Müller, war ein deutscher Dichter aus der Pfalz, der neben dem Hochdeutschen auch in jiddisch-lotegorisch, der Eigensprache der pfälzischen Juden bzw. Händler schrieb und reimte. Der Pfälzer Dichter gehört zu den ganz wenigen, die in Westeuropa auch der jiddischen Literatur zugerechnet werden. Heute kann man diese Sprache nur noch bruchstückhaft verstehen, damals sprach Gilardone jedoch in der Pfalz einen großen Leserkreis damit an und selbst vielen Nicht-Juden war der Dialekt zumindest verständlich. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Judaica, Literatur, Sprachwissenschaft

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        DISSERTATIO CHEMICA INAUGURALIS DE BALAENA,

      - QUAM FAVENTE SUMMO NUMINE, EX AUCTORITATE RECTORIS MAGNIFICI CORNNELII ADRIANI BERGSMA [?] PRO GRADU DOCTORATUS, SUMMISQUE IN MATHESI ET PHILOSOPHIA NATURALI HONORIBUS ET PRIVILEGIIS, IN ACADEMIA RHENO-TRAJECTINA RITE AC LEGITIME CONSEQUENDIS. ERUDITORUM EXAMINI SUBMITTIT PETRUS JOANNES VAN KERCKHOFF Roterodamensis, AD DIEM XXV NOVEMBRIS, MDCCCXLIII [1843], HORA II. ROTERODAMI. EX TYPOGRAPHEO MENSING & VAN WESTREENEN. [1843]. In 4º (de 21x14 cm) com [8], 83, 4 págs. Encadernação artística da época inteira de marroquim vermelho com ferros a ouro nas esquadrias das pastas. Corte das folhas dourado. Impresso em latim sobre papel encorpado. Ilustrado com quadros de dados das experiências efectuadas. Petrus Johannes van Kerckhoff (1813-1876), químico holandês, futuro professor emérito reconhecido pelas Universidades de Utrecht e de Groningen, apresenta aqui a sua tese em bioquímica. Obra muito rara escrita em latim, tal como era uso nas provas académicas da época, da qual existem só mais 7 exemplares referenciados. Trata-se da investigação da estrutura química dos fios das barbas de baleia. O autor, através de várias decomposições químicas (em álcool, éter, ácido acético, ácido sulfúrico, etc.) e com a análise dos resultados efectuada num microscópio (com potência de 233 x), consegue verificar, através da luminescência, a existência de ácidos nucleicos próprios da baleia, por comparação com a estrutura de outras matérias vegetais. Trata-se de um passo científico para o conhecimento do ADN no início do século XX. In 4º (21x14 cm) with [8], 83, 4 pp. Binding: Contemporary artistic full red morocco. Gilt tools on the boards? frames. Gilt edges. Printed in Latin on thick paper. Illustrated with tables with the data of the performed experiences. Petrus Johannes van Kerckhoff (1813-1876), Dutch chemist, later professor emeritus recognised by the Utrecht and Groningen Universities, presents here his thesis in biochemistry. A very rare work, written in Latin, as it was usual in the academic examinations at the time. There are only 7 copies referenced of this work. The theme is the investigation of the chemical structure of the baleen hair strands. The author, through several chemical decompositions (in alcohol, ether, acetic acid, sulphuric acid, etc.) and analysing the results under the microscope (with a 233x zoom), manages to verify, by means of luminescence, the existence of nucleic acids proper to the whale, by comparison with the structure of other vegetal matters. This is a scientific step towards the knowledge of DNA at the beginning of the 20th century. Location/localizacao: Sala 5/salao Paris

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        Windsor Castle: An Historical Romance

      Henry Colburn, London 1843 - Half-title present in Volume Three only. Moderate rubbing to papered boards, with some loss of paper at edges and corners. Moderate foxing to frontispiece in Volumes One and Two. Heavy foxing to frontispiece in Volume Three. ; Three volumes. First edition in book form. Volume One: [2], iii, [1], 296 pages + frontis. Volume Two: [2], iii, [1], 300 pages + frontis. Volume Three: vii, [1], 324 pages + frontis. Contemporary quarter cloth and papered boards with printed paper labels. Page dimensions: 199 x 123mm. ; 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karte über die Güter des Peter Stommel. Roland, Kreuzbrüder oder Tönnisaap, Guiters oder Hohen, Aap, Fliethen, Lommenhaus, Trotz, Tiefenberg, Jüngeshof in der Bürgermeisterei Ratingen und Gerresheim bei Düsseldorf. 1843.':.

      - kolorierte Lithographie b. Wolf'sche Buchdruckerei Hermann Boß in Düsseldorf, 1845, 46 x 50,5 Karte der Umgebung zwischen Gerresheim, Morsenbroich und Ratingen. - Oben links Haus Roland im Jahre 1843 aus halber Vogelschau. - Oben rechts Titel. - Detailliertes Blatt der genannten Umgebung.

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        Lucerne from the Cathedral Bridge. Getönte Lithographie. aus: Switzerland. Secenes and incidents of travel in the Bernese Oberland ...

      London, Th. McLean, 1843. Blattmaß 36 x 50 cm, Darstellung23 x 39 cm. Luzern: Blickvon der ehemaligen Hofbrücke oder auch Langen Brücke. - Unter Passpartout. Versand D: 2,30 EUR

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        Incidents of Travel in Yucatan (Complete Set of 2 Volumes)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1843. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Publisher's gilt-stamped cloth; complete set of 2 volumes, 8vo. With b/w plates. BOTH VOLUMES: Spine sunned, and lightly chipped at tips; corners lightly bumped. Remnants of tape repairs on joints of Volume 1. Previous owner's bookplate and signature, plus a little age-toning, on endpapers; folding plate in Volume 1 a little wrinkled along the fore-edge; otherwise internally bright and clean.

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        Autograph letter signed ("G. Verdi") dated Roma, 24 Ott. 1844 [October 24, 1844], most likely to his French publisher Marie Pierre Yves Escudier regarding the composer's opera I Lombardi

      Apparently unpublished and unrecorded. I Lombardi alla prima crociata [The Lombards on the First Crusade], a dramma lirico in 4 acts to a libretto by Temistocle Solera after Tommaso Grossi's poem of the same name, was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 11, 1843; the part of Pagano was sung by the bass Prospero Dérivis. The vocal score was published by Ricordi in Milan in 1843. The opera was revised as Jérusalem to a libretto by Alphonse Royer and Gustave Vaëz and first performed in the revised version in Paris at the Opéra on November 26, 1847. "I Lombardi has often been compared to Nabucco, the immensely successful opera that preceded it in the Verdi canon. It is easy to see how such comparisons usually find the later opera less satisfactory. I Lombardi has a wider-ranging action than Nabucco, but Verdi, at this stage of his career, was less able or willing to depict various sharply contrasting locales, and many of the opera's choral sections (which traditionally carried the weight of such depictions) are pallid and routine. The great exception is the chorus 'O Signore, dal tetto natio', which rightly stands beside 'Va pensiero' as representative of Verdi's new voice in Italian opera. The opera's musical characterization is strangely uneven: the presence of two leading tenors seems to divide attention where it might usefully have been focussed, but the leading soprano, Giselda, stamps her personality on the drama at a very early stage and succeeds in emerging with impressive effect." "Although Jérusalem was soon converted into the Italian Gerusalemme, and published in Italy, Verdi's revision failed to oust I Lombardi from the Italian stage and gradually disappeared from the repertory. This is in some ways regrettable, as the opera simplifies somewhat the complex action of the Italian original, adds convincing new music (in particular the fine crowd scene of Act 3 scene ii), cuts some of the weaker portions and, by converting Arvino from a tenor to a baritone, solves one of the problems of vocal distribution that occurred in I Lombardi. Whatever its ultimate merits, Jérusalem serves as a fascinating first document in charting Verdi's relationship with the French stage, a relationship that was to become increasingly important during the next decade." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online. The French brothers Marie (1809-1880) and Léon (1815-1881) Escudier were Verdi's publisher's in France; they also translated the libretti of two of Verdi's works into French: Le proscrit, or Le corsaire de Venise in 1845 (from Ernani), and Les deux Foscari in 1846. Marie Escudier first met Verdi in Milan in 1845, the same year Verdi ceded rights for publication of his works in France to the Escudiers (October), and Marie's first letter to Verdi has been commonly said to predate June 30, 1845. Providing that our assumption that the present letter is, indeed, to Marie Escudier, we now know that Verdi's first letter to Marie dates back to October of 1844. Marie Escudier was Verdi's correspondent through 1847; his brother Léon took over in either the summer or autumn of that year, informing Verdi about events in France and acting as intermediary between Verdi and impresarios, theater directors, singers, and librettists in France. Their relationship terminated in 1877 due to disagreements regarding the staging of the first performance of Aida in Paris, at the Théâtre Italien. The two operas that Verdi refers to in the present letter as writing for Naples and Venice were Alzira (first performed in Naples at the Teatro di San Carlo on August 12, 1845) and Attila (first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on March 17, 1846). The "Sigr. Vatel" referred to in the letter is August-Eugene Vatel, director of the Théâtre Italian in Paris at the time. Verdi went to Paris and attended the Opéra for the first time on June 1, 1847; Jérusalem premiered there on November 26th; "Sigr. Torre" can be identified as Giuseppe Torre, a poet and author of the text of many romanzas. I Lombardi was the first of Verdi's operas to be staged in the United States; it premiered at Palmo's Opera House in New York City on March 3, 1847. Palmo's, located on Chambers Street between Broadway and Centre Street, was one of the earliest opera houses in New York City. We would like to thank Dr. Daniela Macchione for her kind assistance in our preparation of this description.. 2 pp. Octavo. With decorative embossed blindstamp ("BATH") to upper inner left corner. An important letter regarding I Lombardi, including commentary regarding orchestration for the character of Pagano, the necessity for a large orchestra and choir, staging, the composer's plans to write operas for Naples and Venice, future performances of his works, etc. Verdi states that he has written to his publisher Ricordi about the part for Pagano "arranged for baritone with the orchestra properly adjusted." He describes the opera as his "most difficult" and states that, "in addition to the three principal artists, it also needs a ensemble of orchestra and choruses" in order that the work be properly staged. The composer goes on to say that he will write for Naples and Venice next year, and that he "will be free in two years from now, that is to say from October 1845 to March 1847" if Mr. Vatel would like to discuss the possibility of making a "deal," but Verdi would like one of his operas to be performed before then. He then states that a "Mr. Torre of Genoa" has given him a Romanza that he will set to music as soon as he has "a spare moment." In closing, Verdi thanks Escudier for his "kind words and for the care [he] takes of giving notoriety" to the composer's "poor name." Browned, especially at upper edge; small old tapemark; creased at folds and somewhat overall; small pinholes. Archivally repaired and restored.

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        Laufenburg. \"Als Erinnerung den Mitgliedern des Sängervereins vom 25ten Mai 1843 gewidmet\". Souveniransicht, mittig mit Gesamtansicht, umgeben von 12 Detailansichten. Alt kolorierte Lithographie von G. Gersbach in Säckingen nach Franz Josef Egg.

      Säckingen, 1843. Format 34,5 x 45 cm. Blattgröße: 44 x 52 cm. Gerahmt. *Seltene Souveniransicht, aus Anlaß eines örtlichen Sängerjubiläums gedruckt. - Gut erhalten, nur am Unterrand mittig mit kleineren Papierläsuren und etwas wasserfleckig (weit außerhalb der Darstellung). Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        ASIE CENTRALE. Recherches sur les chaînes de montagnes et la climatologie comparée.

      Gide, Paris 1843 - Prima edizione. Testo francese. Opera completa in tre volumi. Cm.20,8x13. Pg.LVIII, 572; 560; 616. Legature in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi decorativi in oro ai dorsi. Bruniture diffuse. Al terzo volume numerose tabelle comparative in grande formato ed una carta dell'Asia centrale, dal Mar Nero alla Cina, in formato cm.38x58, con piccola abrasione lungo una piegatura. Friedrich Heinrich Alexander Freiherr Von Humboldt (Berlino, 1769-1859), fratello dell'erudito Wilhelm, svolse attività di esploratore e fu naturalista e scienziato di vasta rinomanza. Il presente testo, in edizione originale, raccoglie dettagliatissime informazione sul viaggio compiuto nell'Asia centrale su commissione dello zar, cui l'opera è dedicata con preziosissime informazioni fisiche, geografiche, sismologiche, geologiche, meteorologiche, etc. 2050 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GREIFENBERG/Ammersee., "Theresia Mineralbad Greifenberg am Ammersee". Gesamtansicht.

      Lithographie von Alois Flad bei Th. Kammerer, München, 1843, 14,5 x 21 cm. Lentner 8065. - Aus Vinzenz Müller, Heilquellen des Königreichs Bayern. - Geglättete Faltspuren, sonst tadellos. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        GREIFENBERG/Ammersee. "Theresia Mineralbad Greifenberg am Ammersee". Gesamtansicht.

      - Lithographie von Alois Flad bei Th. Kammerer, München, 1843, 14,5 x 21 cm. Lentner 8065. - Aus Vinzenz Müller, Heilquellen des Königreichs Bayern. - Geglättete Faltspuren, sonst tadellos.

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        Primary Source Manuscript of John Holt of Garthorpe - Pioneering Trader and Shipowner

      A rare primary source manuscript yielding very specific details about the Holt family's trade activities prior to expanding to Africa. North Lincolnshire, England, Belgium, 14 December 1843 to 17 June 1856. Original manuscript shipping ledger journal kept by merchant and sloop shipmaster John Holt of Garthorpe, conceivably being the uncle (born 1822) and namesake of the famous John Holt (1841-1917) who subsequently founded the pioneering Liverpool-West Africa shipping company still operating today as John Holt plc. Features at least six John Holt signature incsriptions. 8vo. 194 pages in manuscript. Original vellum binding with working brass clasp and orange marbled endpapers. While much is known about renowned merchant and shipping magnate John Holt (1841-1917) and his brothers with whom he partnered in the West Africa trade, very little detail is readily available on the shipping activities of his predecessors and mentors. [Of the freight transport and trade activities prior to the founding of John Holt & Co. (Liverpool) Ltd in 1884, the only known archive of Holt family papers is held by the National Archives, which spans from 1703 to 1965.] The present volume comprises a firsthand record of the commercial shipping activities in and outside of England made by a John Holt of Garthorpe six years before the famous John Holt of Garthorpe's voyage to Fernando Po, and thirty years prior to the founding of John Holt and Company which established trading posts and banking in West Africa. The writer may quite rightly be the uncle and namesake of the great businessman and company founder. As he plied the English coast and continent, then explored foreign trade, John Holt of Garthorpe, keeper of the present journal, dutifully penned a ledger of expenses and accounts. The volume beginning in 1843 and pertaining largely to freight transport on the rivers of North Lincolnshire. His entries, however, further reveal the start of coastal trade from the northeast to the south coast of England, and, in the latter years, we notice substantial increase in the number of port towns visited for trade. His pioneering voyages to continental Europe in 1853 show the Holt family's subsequent beginnings in foreign trade, and foretell the imminent success which would build favourable and profitable Anglo-African trade relations for centuries to follow. Tirelessly ferrying all kinds of cargo throughout North Lincolnshire and centering around the Isle of Axholme for several years, he frequently transported gravel, cobble and binding agents, which is consistent with the ongoing construction of navigable canals, as well as railways, in this period. The Barton-on-Humber railway station, for example, was opened as part of the branch line from New Holland to Barton-on-Humber in 1849. Ale was also frequently transported. Deliveries of cargo were made to the following locations in North Lincolnshire: the ancient Parish called Belton (near Epworth), Crowle, Luddington (now Luddington and Haldenby), West Butterwick, Spalding on the River Welland in the South Holland district, Gunhouse [Gunness], Burringham on the east bank of the river Trent, Grimsby, Boothferry and Goole, and the Parish of Althorpe - one of the eight original parishes in the Isle of Axholme (now Keadby with Althorpe). Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, is a principle port, and from here he frequently ships potatoes and other goods as far as London. Barton is also mentioned [Barton-upon-Humbler across the river from Hull]. Some clients are named. On 19 August 1848 he delivered 70 tons of 'cliff' for Baronet Sir Robert Sheffield, whom in 1842 had purchased the old Healey estate in Frodingham, together with a Charles Winn. [This was either Sir Robert Sheffield, 4th Baronet (1796-1862), Major of the North Lincolnshire Yeomanry, Justice of the Peace, High Sherriff of Lincolnshire, and politician, or possibly his eldest son Sir Robert Sheffield, 5th Baronet (1823-1886) who also served as High Sherriff of Lincolnshire.] In the 1850's Holt's inland business was expanding greatly, with new clients at Gainsborough, Dunkirk, Ispwich, Wisbech, Rochester, Newcastle, and Lowestoft. Large quantities of tiles were sent to London during this period, 36,000 tiles, 45,000 tiles, as well as fire clay and fire bricks. On 10 February 1855 the usual cargo of potatoes was brought to London, and this time two bells as well. Reflecting the prosperity refinement of the Victorian era, at Hull he delivered marble, mahogany, iron and barrels of resin. In 1851, a notable change occurred when Holt took his business to the sea coast. His first coastal voyage was for a substantial delivery being made on 12 July, consisting of stone, machinery, several carts and wagons, paint, and oil, quite possibly for the expansion of the Southampton West End railway station which was constructed in 1847, and its terminus at Blechynden Terrace which came into use in 1850. [Developments continued until 1860, by which time the station was equipped with a booking office and two waiting rooms on the up and down platforms. The Southampton and Dorchester Railway Company, having amalgamated with the large London and South Western Railway (LSWR) in 1848, was expanding and improving its lines at this time.] Fees incurred on this voyage included dues payable at Dover and Ramsgate, boomage and quay dues, over and above the regular expenses. In 1853, Holt was making voyages along the northern sea coast of England, with a delivery of timber to the famous shipbuilding town of Whitby, where Captain Cook learned seamanship. In the same year he shipped 108 tons of coal to Harwich, 86 tons of shingles to Hull. Sunderland also became a relatively frequent port. Finally, crossing the North Sea in 1853 for the first time with commercial cargo, the sloop called "Gutteridge" transported 104 tons of guano to Antwerp in Belgium; a cargo of machinery is subsequently brought to Brussels; these being the first steps in foreign shipping for John Holt of Garthorpe. Fees and expenses tallied throughout the volume include wharfage, bridge dues, tariffs paid to the Lord Mayor of London, separate canal dues in London, Humber dues, pilotage. In April 1846 he pays dues paid on 15 horses and some ale, evidently trying his hand at transporting live animals. In Hull, January 1847, a delivery of cement stone and hoops requires payment of dock dues, buoyage, corporation fee, entrance fee, and house commissions. Dues are occasionally paid at Spurn [The lifeboat station at Spurn Head was built in 1810, on the north bank of the mouth of the Humber estuary. Owing to the remote location, houses for the lifeboat crew and their families were added a few years later]. In addition, he pays a boatswain, a waterman, and other hired labour from time to time. During this thirteen years of trade, Holt had at least 3 sloops, "Friends" from 1843-1849, "Acorn" from 1849-1851, and "Gutteridge" from 1851-1856. These were all made by shipbuilder John Wray (1796-1884) of Burton Stather. By 1851 he employed sixteen men. An interesting connection may be realized through this volume. The keeper of this ledger, John Holt, inscribes a note to remember his wedding to 'Sarah' on 16 October 1845. The 1851 census states that John Wray had a niece named Sarah. Making the connection between merchant and sloop shipmaster John Holt of Garthorpe who wrote the present ledger, and the famous John Holt of Garthorpe (1841-1917) who subsequently founded the Liverpool-West Africa shipping company: From the Holt family of Garthorpe there were many in the shipping trade, from shipwrights and sailmasters, to shipowners, and leading merchants, the most famous of them being the brothers who established a shipping trade in West Africa. With ancestral origins in Broughton Grange, they established firms in Liverpool, including John Holt & Co Ltd, West Africa Traders & Shipowners. Needing no introduction, John Holt (1841-1915) was an English merchant who founded the most significant shipping line which operated between Liverpool and West Africa, and a number of businesses in Nigeria, which are now incorporated in John Holt plc. Born on the 31 October 1841 in Garthorpe, Lincolnshire, he first worked for his grandfather, learning the sea trade at an exceptionally young age. Subsequently, at the age of fifteen, he became the apprentice of William Laird, a Liverpool coal dealer. Just prior to completing his apprenticeship, in 1862 he went to Fernando Po to take up an appointment as secretary to James Lynslager, formerly acting British Consul who was pursuing his personal commercial interests. [Sir Richard Burton had just entered the Foreign Service as consul of the island.] There he managed Lynslager's trading post. Five years later, he bought out his employer, and he was joined by his brother Jonathan. In 1868 Johnathan bought a schooner, which enabled the brothers to open more trading posts in West Africa. In 1874 the brothers opened an office in Liverpool. In 1881, John entered the palm oil trade. In 1884 the brothers formed a partnership, John Holt and Company. Falling in line with family tradition, his father, Thomas Godfrey Holt (born 1817 Luddington, Lincolnshire - died 1909 Appleby, Lincolnshire), was a shipowner and merchant as well. It was he, who arranged for his son, the famous John Holt of Garthope, to apprenticeship under Laird for five years. The original indenture document between William Laird and Thomas Godfrey Holt is held in the Liverpool Maritime Museum Archives. [The 1856 gazetteer and directory of Lincolnshire lists both Thomas Holt (father) and John Holt (son) as master mariners at Garthorpe on the Isle of Axholme. Thomas is also described as a coal merchant, vessel owner and victualler, of "Sheffield Arms", Ferry, having purchased the "Sheffield Arms Inn" at Burton upon Stather.] Especially interesting in reference to the present volume, his paternal uncle and namesake was John Holt, born 1822 in Burton-upon-Stather, quite likely the author of the present volume, and surely another source of inspiration for setting out to Africa in the first place, to learn about foreign commerce. His grandfather, Thomas Holt (born 1788 All Saints, Flixborough - married Elizabeth Godfrey in Luddington church on 28 June 1814 - died 1863 Luddington), was a sea merchant of notable repute. He is listed in census as a sailor in 1815 and a ship master by 1817, at these times his surname was spelled Hoult. He is mentioned in the coastal trade archives, and found in several articles of the Hull Packet Newspaper. He received a master's certificate for having worked 43 years in coastal trade. The record states: "Thomas Holt, Born at Crosby, Lincolnshire, 12 September 1788, has been employed in the capacities of App & Master 43 years in the British Merchant Service in the Coasting Trade." He travelled as far as Constantinople and St. Petersburg. There is a burial recorded at Luddington on 20th February 1863, for a Thomas Holt, of Garthorpe, aged 74. Historical records confirm that Thomas & Elizabeth Holt had between them at least six children, 4 boys and 2 girls between 1815 & 1827, as follows: •William, born 1815 •Thomas Godfrey, born 1817 (father of famed business founder John Holt of Garthorpe) •Elizabeth, born 1820 in Luddington, baptised in Burton upon Stather on 17 September 1820 where the family resided •John, born on 20 July 1822, baptised in Burton upon Stather, the family living in "The Stather", close to the shore of the River Trent, his father Thomas being recorded as being a waterman •William Leonard, born 1825, baptised at Burton upon Stather, 7 February 1825, the family living in "The Stather", his father Thomas recorded as being a mariner •Mary Ann, born 1827, baptised at Luddington 27 December 1827, the family are once again in Garthorpe, and Thomas described as a master mariner. The family made frequent moves between Burton upon Stather, Luddington, and Garthorpe. The village of Garthorpe in North Lincolnshire, in the Isle of Axholme, is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) south-east from Goole, and 1 mile (1.6 km) west from the River Trent, is the home of John Holt, writer of the present ledger, and also John Holt founder of the renowned West Africa shipping company. It is contiguous with the village of Fockerby. [Garthorpe of North Lincolnshire should not be confused with the village by the same name, and civil parish (called Garthorpe and Fockerby) in the Melton district of Leicestershire.] In 1833, "Bartholomew's Gazetteer of Britain" describes the Isle of Axholme as follows: "Area of slight elevation above flat and formerly marshy tract bounded by the Rivers Trent, Torne and Idle. Towns include Crowle, Belton, Epworth and Haxey on higher ground and Owston Ferry and West Butterwick beside the River Trent."

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        THAMES TUNNEL PEEPSHOW

      1843 - circa 1843. Good condition with no wrapper. 1200 feet long, 76 feet below high water mark, was 8 years building and cost £446,000, opened the 25th day of March 1843. Bound accordion style, 4 hand--coloured scenes (includes front cover which has 2 holes cut out - peepholes). Contained in a slipcase with onlay to front (same as front cover of book). Rear cover is creased and colour (black) has been touched up to rear cover and edges of front cover. I think that the slipcase has been repaired/reinforced. [R] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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