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        [The Christmas books:] A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man

      London: Bradbury and Evans; Chapman and Hall,, 1843–8. 5 volumes, small octavo (172 x 112 mm). Recent red morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, single filet to covers in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, original cloth covers bound in at back of each volume. Enclosed in a custom red slipcase. A Christmas Carol with hand-coloured frontispiece, 3 full-page hand-coloured plates, illustrations in the text; other titles with frontispiece, engraved title, and illustrations in the text. A fine, attractively bound set. First editions of Dicken's famous sequence of annual Christmas books. A Christmas Carol is the second issue with "Stave One" as the first chapter heading and a red and blue title page; The Chimes has the first state of the vignette title page; The Cricket on the Hearth has the first state of the advertisement leaf; The Battle of Life has the fourth state of the title vignette, all as described by Smith. A Christmas Carol, first published in 1843, proved so popular that Dickens produced a small festive book for each successive Christmas. The final book, The Haunted Man, was published in 1848, after Dickens postponed the planned book for Christmas 1847 to focus on completing his novel Dombey and Son.

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        Cromwell: A Prize Poem. Recited in the theatre, Oxford; June 28, 1843.

      Oxford: J. Vincent, 1843 - Octavo. Near contemporary purple cloth, original wrappers bound in, label to spine lettered in manuscript. Boards slightly faded, tips rubbed, some loss to label, a little minor foxing to contents, skilfully reattached to spine. A very good copy. First edition, first printing, of the author's second separate publication (following the rare Alaric at Rome, 1840), marking Arnold's receipt of the Newdigate Prize while at Balliol College. With the ownership signature of the philosopher Richard Congreve, then a student at Wadham College, Oxford, and a former pupil of Arnold's father at Rugby. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Texas

      January 17, 1843. Manuscript Document Signed <I>“Wm Henry Daingerfield / Secretary Treasury”</I> of the Republic of Texas, one page, 8” x 5”. Treasury Department, Washington, [Texas], January 17, 1843. Four endorsements on verso. Worn, creased, and uniformly foxed; unobtrusive cancellation cuts. Clear, dark signatures. Very good condition.<br /><br />In full, <I>“The Sheriff of Fayette County will pay to S.S.B. Fields Assessor of said County, or Order, the sum of Seventy five 33/100 dollars in Exchequer Bills, out of any money collected by him on account of Taxes for the Year 1842 it being the amount of his commissions on assessing the sum of $1500.00.”</I> On verso, Manuscript Endorsement Signed <I>“Pay to / Nathl Norwood - / S.S.B. Fields;”</I> Autograph Endorsement Signed <I>“Pay to the President & Trustees of / Ruterville [sic, Rutersville] College Nathaniel Norwood / Washington Feb 13th 1843”</I> (seal remnants on Norwood’s endorsement); Autograph Endorsements Signed <I>“Recd of the within fifty one 16/100 dollars 27th Feby 1843 J H Hawkins”</I> and <I>“Recd in full .. J H Hawkins Atty.”</I><br /><br />William Henry Daingerfield (1808-1878) moved from Maryland to San Antonio in 1837. He was elected the 2nd Mayor of San Antonio in 1838, becoming Chief Justice of Bexar County the same year. In 1839, Daingerfield was appointed Commissary of Purchases of the Army of the Republic of Texas. From 1840-1842, he served as a Senator in the Fifth and Sixth Texas Congresses, resigning in 1842 to become Secretary of the Treasury in the cabinet of President Sam Houston. It was as Houston’s Secretary of the Treasury that Daingerfield signed this document. In February 1844, he became Texas Minister to the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Hanse towns (the maritime cities of Germany), serving until annexation. <br /><br />Smallwood S.B.”Steamboat” Fields practiced law in La Grange in 1839 and served as Fayette County tax assessor from1840 until his death in 1846. He represented Fayette County in the Texas House of Representatives from 1842-1843 and was editor of the LaGrange “Intelligencer” from 1844-1845.<br /><br />Rutersville College was located in Rutersville, seven miles northeast of La Grange. It was the first chartered Protestant college in Texas. The coeducational school opened in 1840 with 63 students. It was the dream of Martin Ruter, a Methodist missionary from Tennessee and superintendent of the Methodist mission in Texas, who had died in 1838. The town of Rutersville developed simultaneously with the college. Enrollment reached 194 by 1844-1845, but Indian attacks, the departure of students for the Mexican War, and the establishment of Baylor University in 1845 caused a decline in the number of students. In 1856, Rutersville College was merged with Texas Monumental and Military Institute.

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        Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c.

      London, How and Parsons, 1841, 1842, 1843. - Sprache: English First Edition. Three Volumes Complete. 25 x 17 cm. Vol.1: xii, vi, 435 pages w 170 illustrations. / Vol.2: viii, 468 pages w 187 illustrations. / Vol.3: viii, 512 pages w 199 illustrations. Three volumes in uniform half calf with gilt and blind decorations to boards and spine. Gilt title and volume numbers on spine. Marbled end papers. Very good condition. Boards, corners and spine rubbed and bumped. Joints and hinges started to crack / open. Edges age darkened. Internally age darkened with some browning (especially volume 1) and foxing throughout. Label with name of previous owner (John Galbraith) glued to front paste downs. Some dog ears and closed tears. Provenance: From the library of Edmund Downey, Publisher, London & Waterford. Not signed / or inscribed by Downey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the Discoveries on the North Coast of America; effected by the Officers of the Hudson's Bay Company During the Years 1836-39. 1st edition.

      London, 1843. Large 8vo. xix, (1), 419, (1) pp. Pub.'s full cloth with blindstamped decorations. Partly unopened. Two maps in pocket under ffe. Front board water stained in top half, outer and inner joint cracked, but holds together well, nice material. . . The appendices contain List of the Plants collected during the Arctic Journey of Messrs. Simpson and Dease. By Sir W. J. Hooker, K. H. and Table of the Magnetic Variation and Dip observed by Mr. Simpson.

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        Description of the Khanate of Bukhara].

      Tip. Imperatorskoy Akademii Nauk Skt. Peterburg 1843 - Large 8vo. (23.5 x 15.5 cm). Title, VI, [2], 279, IV pp., 3 folding maps; lacking a lithographed portrait, title page restored, a few marginal ink inscriptions. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt spine; a bit rubbed, corners bumped. Great work on Southern Uzebkistan, with very rare plans of Samarkand and Bukhara, as well as a map of the region. The book offers a detailed description of the geography, ethnography and administrative structure of the Khanate of Bukhara before it lost its independence to the Russian Empire. The account is accompanied by three folding maps, including a general map of the Khanate and detailed maps of the cities of Bukhara and Samarkand with indexes of buildings in the margins. Nikolay Khanykov (1822 - 1878) compiled this account following a year long stay in Bukhara as a member of the official Russian expedition in 1841 - 1842, headed by Nikolay Butenev. This expedition was organised and dispatched from Orenburg after an invitation from the Emir of Bukhara, who wanted Russian specialists to introduce the technology required to mine river gold to his people. Khanykov completed a course on Oriental Studies at St. Petersburg University at the age of 21, mastering the Arabic and Persian languages. He went on to serve as a Special Affairs Officer at the office of the Orenburg Governor. His account of the Khanate is brief and to the point, including a description of Bukhara's city gates, mosques, public baths, bazaar, fairs and feasts, as well as its population (estimated as 60,000 - 70,000), trade and academic status. He includes an index of place names and local terms in their original language. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fanchette, par George Sand

      Au Bureau de la Revue Indépendante, Paris 1843 - THE EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS KEY WORK OF EARLY FEMINISM, GEORGE SAND'S FIRST VENTURE INTO POLITICS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. 31 pp. Printed on good wove paper. Large 8vo. Attractively bound in later 19th-century quarter calf and decorated boards. Spine in six compartments with raised bands. Original wraps preserved. Light wear to binding, else in excellent condition. Extremely rare: WorldCat cites only one copy, that of the Bibliothèque Nationale (FRBNF31293816). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        Regulamento para a instrucção, formatura, e movimento da cavallaria.

      Lisbon, Imprensa Nacional, 1843. - 3 parts in 2 volumes. Large 8°, contemporary speckled calf, flat spines with orange and green lettering pieces (short title, volume), gilt (some wear). A few plates at end of the second volume frayed at fore-edge; otherwise fine. vii, 166 pp., (1 blank, 1 l. errata), 29 lithographs; vi, 118 pp., (1 blank, 1 l. errata), 52 lithographs. *** FIRST EDITION. Covers all aspects of training for the cavalry, from saddling the horse to using the sword, pistol or rifle while mounted, and finally to moving as part of a troop of cavalry. Part III is paginated continuously with Part II, and begins on p. 43 of the second volume. The plates (all unsigned, and about half of them folding) illustrate a horse and its accoutrements, a sword for cavalry use, pistols and rifles, as well as stretching exercises for cavalrymen and numerous cavalry maneuvers.*** Cf. Almirante p. 671, Alterações to this Regulamento, published in Lisbon, 1873. Not in Innocêncio. Not located in Porbase, which cites an Aditamento to the first part, of 1854, and the Alterações of 1873 only. Not located in Copac. KVK (51 databases searched) locates only the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin copy. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        Enten-Eller. Et Livs=Fragment udgivet af Victor Eremita. 2 Deele. Første Deel indeholdende A.'s Papirer. Anden Deel, indeholdende B.'s Papirer, Breve til A. (2 Bd.).

      Kjøbenhavn, C.A. Reitzel, 1843. 8vo. Two very nice, contemporary, uniform half calf bindings with blindstamped square ornamentations and quadruple gilt line-decorations to spines. Light wear to capitals and corners. A bit of light browning and brownspotting due to the paper quality (less than usual). An very nice copy, with the often lacking half-titles. Book plate to inside of front boards. XX, (2), 470; (8), 368 pp. ¶ A very nice, fully coplete copy of the first edition of the work that founded existentialism, by the greatest Scandinavian philosopher of all times, who "is now generally considered to be, however eccentric, one of the most important Christian philosophers" (PMM 314). Kierkegaard's monumental magnum opus seminally influenced later as well as contemporary philosophy and ranks as one of the most important works of philosophy of modern times."Either-Or" is very rarely seen in nice, contemporary condition; when one does find it it contemporary bindings, it is very rarely in good condition.

      [Bookseller: Herman H J Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Dresses and decorations of the middle ages.

      London: William Pickering (pr. by C. Whittingham), 1843. Folio (29 cm, 11.4"). 2 vols. I: [96] pp.; 38 (1 double) col. plts. II: [122] pp.; 56 (1 double) col. plts. First edition: Not just clothing but accessories, home decor, arms and armor, etc. of the 7th to the 17th centuries, described and gorgeously illustrated by an artist and historian who was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Shaw (1800–73) achieved remarkable success with this luxurious production, later reprinted several times. The volumes are illustrated with a total of => 94 copper plates and numerous in-text woodcuts, combining fine color printing and hand finishing. Ray calls this one of the finest of Shaw's works, and quotes McLean as speculating that this may be "the most handsome book produced in the whole of the nineteenth century."    Provenance: Front pastedowns with armorial bookplates of T.S. Stock ("Da nobis lucem domine") and decorative bookplates of William M. Bullivant (1858–1939, an American collector of both art and rare books); most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard; small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.         Brunet, V, 363–64; Kelly, Checklist of Books Published by William Pickering, 1843.16; Lowndes, III, 2371; Ray, English Illustrated Books, 64.102. Publisher's quarter brown roan and red paper–covered sides, spines with gilt-stamped title; bindings rubbed and stained, with hinges starting and portions of leather pulling away from the spine of vol. II. Bookplates as above; vol. I endpapers with later pencilled annotations. Mild to moderate foxing throughout, with a few instances of darker spotting; not pristine but still strong, and an impressive and desirable copy of this important accomplishment. This has been a => working set and it is ready to be "worked" some more.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. In original 20 issue in 19 monthly parts.

      Hapman and Hall, London 1843-44, 1st edition, first issue. 8°, (22,5 cm), with 40 engraved plates by Phiz, (H. K. Browne) in original green wrapps, somewhat frayed at the edges, some wrapps repaired, plates somewhat spotted, no. 4 and no. 21 repaired. Pla

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        Historiae celebriores Veteris (Novi) Testamenti iconibus repraesentatae. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Nürnberg, Weigel (1708). Fol. 4 Bll., mit 2 gestoch. Titel und 250 Kupfertafeln von Chr. Weigel nach C. u. J. Luyken, F. A. Meloni u. P. Decker, Ldr. d. Zt.

      - Bauer 4.4.9 u. 23.1 - Faber du Faur 1843 - Jantz 993a.- Erste Ausgabe (nicht numerierte Tafeln!) der prachtvollen Bilderbibel.- Mit Widmung an Joseph I.- Weigels "Große Bilderbibel" zählt zu den schönsten des Barock. "Jan Luyken's perspectives and his light and fine needle technique in Rembrandt's style have a high artistic value." (Faber du Faur).- Enthalten sind 151 Tafeln zum Alten Testament und 99 Tafeln zum Neuen Testament.- Unter den Kupfern vierzeilige lateinische und deutsche Texte.- Die Kupfer in kräftigen Abdrucken.- Etw. braun- u. fingerfleckig, bis Taf. 85 rechts oben hs. num. u. tls. mit hs. Ergänzung im oberen Rand, tls. kl. Randläsuren, rechte untere Ecke mit Wasserrand (gegen Ende auch sporfleckig), wenige Taf. mit Wurmspur im rechten Rand, 2. Tit. mit Randausriss, Ebd. berieben, Ecken fachm. ergänzt, Rsch. besch. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Die Soldaten der französischen Republik und des Kaiserreichs.

      Leipzig, Weber, 1843.. Crown quarto. Pp. x, 364, (4). Plus wood engraved, tinted allegorical title-page with several illustrations and motifs. Plus 50 contemporary hand-coloured wood engraved plates, each with facing tissue guard. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original half calf and pebbled cloth, spine richly decorated in gilt, beautiful marbled endpaper; corners chafed. In a very good binding and with fine interior, with all the plates in superb condition, free of any sign of age. ~ First edition. Uncommonly, all the wonderful plates in this particular copy are bound together as one section at the end of the book. They are bound in accordance with the called-for order. This rare arrangement allows viewing the plates as a whole, being a complete visual part of the work.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Ornithologie du Dauphiné ou description des oiseaux observés dans les départements de l'Isère, de la Drôme, des Hautes-Alpes et les contrées voisines. Avec la collaboration de M. de Labatie. Ouvrage contenant 300 sujets dessinés d'après nature par M. V. Cassien.

      Grenoble, Hip. Bouteille, 1843, demi-chagrin lég. postérieur, dos à nerfs ornés. -Qq. rousseurs éparses. -Assez bel exemplaire. - 2 volumes gr. in-8 de 416 pp. + 37 pl. h.t. en noir et blanc (dont 2 accompagnées chacune d'un f. explicatif) et 358 pp. + 35 pl. h.t. en noir et blanc + 1 tableau dépl. h.t. ; Edition originale. Rare.Ronsil, Biblio. ornithologique française 361 ; Ronsil, L'art français dans le livre d'oiseaux p. 67."Une des plus intéressantes parmi les faunes locales est certainement l'Ornithologie du Dauphiné ou description des oiseaux [ ] d'Hippolyte Bouteille et de Labatie avec des figures dues "au crayon tout à la fois si pur et d'une expression si suave" du dauphinois Victor Cassien. Délicatement reproduites (lithographie de C. Pégeron) d'après nature et agrémentées souvent d'un paysage quelque peu romantique, elles sont d'un effet très doux, bien que les oiseaux soient de formes trop élancées. Les 300 sujets représentent, en 72 planches, un spécimen de chacune des espèces décrites." (Ronsil, L'art français dans le livre d'oiseaux).

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE PHILIPPE SERIGNAN]
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        China, in a Series of Views, displaying The Scenery, Architecture and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire, complete, Volumes 1-4, bound in a single book, plus Life of Kang-He

      London: Fisher, Son and Co, 1843. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/no jacket. 1843, First Edition. Complete, 4 volumes bound in a single book, appended with Life of Kang-He. Hardcover, large, thick 4to., in contemporary 3/4 leather with marbled boards. 96, 72, 68, 56, 72 pp. Collated complete, four engraved title pages plus 124 engraved plates after Allom. Very Good. Leather worn at corners; scuffing to spine ends and raised bands; gilt title on the spine has flaked off. Occasional foxing throughout, including to the margins of about half of the plates; very few of the plates have small, sparse foxing to the edges of the image, but it's typically quite light. A landmark study of China, written and illustrated by a pair of Brits.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        H KAINH DIATHHKH. [Bible in Greec. New Testament]. Novum Testamentum Graecum. Edition Hellinistica.and: Scholia Hellenistica in Novum Testamentum. Philone et Jospho Patribus Apostolicis aliisq. Ecclesiae Antiquae Scriptoribus necnon Libris Apocryphis maxime depromta. Instruxit atque ornavit Novi Testamenti Hellenistice illustravi recens editor.

      London, Pickering, 1843. zusammen 4 Bände 1493 S./ 944 S. Gr.-8° Dekorative Halbpergamentbände der Zeit mit sehr reichlicher Goldverzierung, goldggrägten Lederrückenschildern, Pergamentecken, Buntpapierbezug und marmoriertem Buchschnitt. Darlow/Moule 48365; First edition thus. Edited by Edward William Grinfield (1785-1864), who founded and endowed an Oxford lectureship on the Septuagint in 1859. This \"Helenistic edition\" presents the T.R. (following Mill), illustrated by citation the LXX., Origins\'sHexapla, Josphus and Philo, given after each verse. In citing LXX. the editor used chitly L. Bos\'s text. Title-pages in black and red, with Pickering anchor amd dolphin device. Includes the editor´spreface, Apparatus Hellenisticus (a list of books consulted), the text, with running commenatry, followed by a list of Citata et Parralela. Hghly decorative set. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Die Chinesische Expedition in den Jahren 1840 und 1841. Aus dem Englischen von E. Olfermann.

      Braunschweig, Meyer 1843. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gefalt. beikolor. lithogr. Plan. 3 Bl., 159 S., S. (III)-XX (so wohl komplett), 248 S. HLwd. d. Zt. Cordier 2369. - Vgl. Lust 560 (engl. EA 1841). - Bericht über den Ersten Opiumkrieg, der erste Teil mit dem Titel \"Sechs Monate bei der Chinesischen Expedition\" verfasst von Robert Jocelyn, der zweite Teil mit dem Titel \"Zweiter Chinesischer Feldzug\" von Keith Stewart Mackenzie. - Vorhanden sind in Teil II der Reihentitel, der Stücktitel und das Vorwort (beginnend mit S. [VII]). - Die Karte zeigt die britischen Streitmächte vor der Stadt Kanton. - Stellenw. fleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Ansichten von Wiesbaden und seiner Umgegend. In Stahlstichen nach Zeichnungen.

      Frankfurt, Carl Jügel. 1843 - 1 Bl. und 14 Stahlstiche. OHlwd. Gering stockfleckig, Ebd. m. Gbrsp., berieben. Ohne die Bänder zum Schließen. - Titel dreisprachig. - Enthalten sind folgende Ansichten: Ansicht von Wiesbaden und der Eisenbahn; Wiesbaden; Der Kursaal und die beiden Colonnaden; Der Kursaal Innere Ansicht; Der Kursaal Facade; Der Kursaal Garten-Ansicht; Die vier Jahreszeiten; Das neue Schloß; Das Schauspielhaus; Der Kochbrunnen; Die Platte herzogl. Jagdschloß; Der neue Geisberg; Ansicht der Dietenmühle sowie Ruine Sonnenberg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The history of the town of Gravesend in the county of Kent and of the Port of London.

      London: William Pickering, and Gravesend: James Johnston. 1843 - FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.v; [3]; 569; [1]. Bound in contemporary brown half pebbled morocco over marbled boards, edges speckled red. Numerous in text illustrations plus nine plate and plans, some folding. Top edge slightly dusty, some spotting to the plates with offsetting to the facing pages, neat later ownership stamp to front pastedown. Some wear to the extremities of the binding, mostly to the board edges and to the spine, corners quite heavily bumped and rolled. A very good, clean copy in a worn yet solid contemporary binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        Die Soldaten der französischen Republik und des Kaiserreichs.

      Leipzig, Weber 1843 - Crown quarto. Pp. x, 364, (4). Plus wood engraved, tinted allegorical title-page with several illustrations and motifs. Plus 50 contemporary hand-coloured wood engraved plates, each with facing tissue guard. Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original half calf and pebbled cloth, spine richly decorated in gilt, beautiful marbled endpaper; corners chafed. In a very good binding and with fine interior, with all the plates in superb condition, free of any sign of age. ~ First edition. Uncommonly, all the wonderful plates in this particular copy are bound together as one section at the end of the book. They are bound in accordance with the called-for order. This rare arrangement allows viewing the plates as a whole, being a complete visual part of the work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        The Mysteries of Paris

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1843 - 1st edition in English, preceding the New World edition (NY, 1843-1844), Dugale's edition (London, 1844), Harper's 1844 reprint, Chapman and Hall's edition (London, 1845), and all others. Contemporary half mor- occo, a small page stain here and there, but very good (the old fashioned very good, just look at the photograph) and it's a complete copy with both title pages, all 433 text pages, and the page of ads, plus the 32 page sequel (Gerolstein, 1843). Important and scarce, especially in attractive condition. A precursor (arguably, the precursor) of all proletarian novels, that is, those dealing with the conditions of the working class and the poor, preceding Gaskell's Mary Barton (1848) and Dickens Hard Times (1854). Beside the obvious, Sue addresses inequality in the courts, abuses in public hospitals, and the need for reform of the penal system, and he does so in a gifted and innovative way, that is, through the eyes of a new ideal, a 19th century Batman, working the slums as a shield against injustice, a hero who became so popular that the daily life he witnessed (and reported), forced sweeping legislative reform, helped instigate the 1848 revolution, and awakened authors everywhere to a new concept, that of the novel being intentionally utilized as a tool for propaganda, an idea that reached its zenith 9 years later, with Harriet Stowe's publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gesammelte Schriften. Neu durchgesehen, verbessert und mit Prolog von Ludwig Tieck. 6 Bände. Mit gestoch. Porträt von Pabuda. Hübsche Halblederbde d. Z. mit Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung und Blindprägung. Marmorpapiervorsätze.

      Stuttgart, Scheible, Rieger u. Sattler, 1843. - Frisches Exemplar der ersten Gesamtausgabe, umfasst die wichtigsten Werke des erfolgreichen Unterhaltungsschriftstellers, die auch im Alter noch Gnade vor seinen Augen fanden. Laun/Schulze (1770-1849), der zu dem Dresdner Romantikerkreis um Tieck, F. Schlegel und Runge gehörte, äußert sich im Vorwort selbstkritisch zu den Vorwürfen der Eintönigkeit und Wiederholungen, die ihm in seinen über 200 Veröffentlichungen unterlaufen seien. Beaujean (Trivialroman) betrachtet Laun als Pseudoromantiker und sieht es als bezeichnend an, "daß Tieck, als er selbst die romantische Unrast überwunden hatte und an seine aufklärerischen Wurzeln anknüpfend, die Wahlverwandtschaft mit Laun erkannte und dessen Werke herausgab". &#150; Anfangs stockfleckig, sonst gut. &#150; Goed. V 528, 144 (Laun/Schulze) und VI 45, 146 (Tieck).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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        Voyage autour du Mont-Blanc, dans les vallées d'Hérens, de Zermatt et au Grimsel *

      [Lith. Schmid, Genève 1843.] - Reliure plein veau vert, dos muet, couverture conservée. Quelques piqûres, essentiellement sur gardes en début et fin. 48 dessins autographiés par l'auteur-artiste et lithographiés par Schmid. Rarissime et charmante version graphique de ce voyage dont le texte fut prépublié dans les "Nouveaux voyages en zig-zag".Un classique alors novateur de la littérature alpine et valaisanne.[Blondel 365-366] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DE CONSOLATIONE PHILOSOPHIAE LIBRI V AD OPTIMORUM LIBRR.MSS.NONDUM COLLATORUM FIDEM RECENSUIT ET PROLEGOMENIS INSTRUXIT THEODORUS OBBARIUS

      CAROL. HOCHHAUSEN, IENAE 1843 - LATINO Pagine con bruniture ai testi, alcune più brunite di altre e con lieve fioritura, tagli rossi, rilegatura cartonata, marmorizzata e con lievi segni di usura, al dorso tassello rosso con titoli e fregi filettati d'oro

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        First Report of the Select Committee on Shipwrecks;

      London: House of Commons,, 1843. together with the minutes of evidence, appendix, and index. [Together with:] Second Report from the Select Committee on Shipwrecks; together with the minutes of evidence taken before them. 2 works, folio (326 x 196 mm). Contemporary dark blue calf calf, recently rebacked, gilt anchor motif on spines, drab diaper-grain cloth sides, speckled edges. 20 lithograph plates complete (8 folding, a number with hand colouring), one woodcut in the text (showing "Mr. Palmer's Life-Boat"). 20th century book plate of Robert Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and bibliophile, a discriminating collector of maritime literature. A few marks to sides, bump to top fore-edge with concomitant creasing of leaves, some gatherings toned, one plate shaved at fore-edge (with minor loss). A very good copy. First and only editions of these thorough and detailed parliamentary reports, decidedly uncommon: Copac locates copies at just three British and Irish institutional libraries: National Library of Scotland, Institution of Civil Engineers (both with First and Second reports), National Maritime Museum (First Report only); OCLC adds New York Public Library, University of Pittsburgh (both with First and Second reports), University of Virginia Law Library (First Report only); the Second Report, dated 15 August 1843, is slender, consisting of just 21 pages. The chairman of both committees was the merchant and philanthropist George Palmer (1772-1853), a tireless advocate for improved means of rescue from shipwreck; he served in the navy of the East India Company between 1786 and 1799. "Palmer entered parliament for South Essex in 1836... his main concern... [being] safety at sea. He chaired two parliamentary inquiries on shipwrecks, and in 1845, against strong opposition, pushed an amendment through that finally settled the law prohibiting timber-laden ships from carrying deck cargoes. Palmer never forgot the narrow escape he and his crew had from drowning in 1788 in eastern waters [off Macao]; he took a keen interest in the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and in his later life was its vice-chairman for twenty-five years. His own design of a lifeboat was in use until 1858 [and is illustrated in the First Report]" (ODNB). In 1853 Palmer's services were recognized by the award of a gold medal from the forerunner of the RNLI, the Royal National Institute for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. The committee also included Gladstone (at that time president of the Board of Trade), Admiral Dundas, and Sir Charles Napier. The enquiry was established to consider two main issues, "the loss of British vessels and the means of diminishing that loss in future" and "the means of preserving the lives and property of shipwrecked persons". The six salient points covered were: 1. the character of ships, 2. the competency of masters and mates, 3. the facility of obtaining good pilots, 4. harbours of refuge, 5. lighthouses, beacons, &c., 6. charts and compasses. Some 78 witnesses were called and questioned, including the Duke of Wellington, their testimony being recorded in full; these are all named and a list of their expenses included. The attractive plates illustrate proposals for a cliff crane, fixed and floating breakwaters, Captain Bullock's safety beacon for the Goodwin Sands, Mitchell and Son's screw pile lighthouse ("erected on a sand bank at the entrance of the Wyre"), other lighthouses, screw moorings and harbour refuges.

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        A Christmas carol

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Four inserted hand-colored steel-engraved plates by and after Leech and four black and white text wood-engravings by W.J. Linton after Leech.Full green morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with intricate gilt stamping on front and back including the letter "E" and 1908 in the top corners and "Xmas 1908" in the bottom corners, all in gilt, spine in compartments with gilt lettering and ornaments, all edges gilt; title page printed in red and blue, and half title printed in blue. Tipped in is a leaf of thick paper with an elaborate multi-colored and gold pen and ink illustration of a London street scene with the words, "To Edmund From" and dated Christmas, 1908. The street is in Central London and shows numerous shops, including the bookstore of the well-known London bookseller Walter Spencer. It is quite probable that the illustration was done by Alberto Sangorski, the brother of Francis (who founded the bindery) and a well-known illustrator. The fly-leaf is signed by Francis Sangorski, George Sutcliffe, and Spencer (fl. 1860-1880), who was friends with Dickens. The original brown publisher's cloth binding is bound in on 3 separate leaves (front, back and spine). A unique, exquisite copy. First edition, first issue, with all first issue points (half-title printed in blue, title printed in blue and red with the 1843 date thereon, "Steve I" on page 1 with the uncorrected text). One of Dickens' most acclaimed works, capturing of the zeitgeist of the Victorian-era revival of the celebration of the holiday. It describes the evolution of businessman Ebenezer Scrooge from arrogant, stubborn miser to warm-hearted, kind holiday celebrant, following his meeting with the now famed characters of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Published on 19 December, the first edition sold out by Christmas Eve, 1843.&#11;&#11;Given the illustration and binding, it is likely that the book was specially bound for someone who was both a client of the bindery as well as the bookseller Walter Spencer. Sangorski and Sutcliffe made "Christmas bindings" as gifts for good customers over the years, but this example is clearly not one of their usual holiday offerings, as none of those were ever signed. It is possible (though not at all proven) that the Edmund to whom the book and the binding was given was Edmund Dulac, who was indeed a customer of both the bindery and the bookseller at the time (1908) and who was living in Central London.&#11;&#11;Dickens (1812-1870), known for his many other notable works, including Oliver Twist and David Copperfield, penned A christmas carol during England's revived exploration of yuletide traditions and the newly emerging ones, taking inspiration from tales written by Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Deeply in debt, Dickens began this novel in the 1840s in order to supplement his family's deficient income. This work resulted in acknowledging Dickens as a lasting influence on the modern Western observance of Christmas, including the festive generosity of spirit experienced during the holiday season.

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        Ten Thousand [10,000] Things Relating to China and the Chinese: An Epitome of the Genius, Government, History, Literature, Agriculture, Arts, Trade, Manners, Customs, and Social Life of the People of the Celestial Empire; Together With a Synopsis of the Chinese Collection.

      London, To Be Held Only at the Collection, Hyde Park Corner; Vizetelly Brothers & Co., Printers and Engravers, (1843).. Crown quarto. Pp. xxiii, 265. Plus 27 full-page engraved plates, some woodcut or photoxylographs, including a large, folding panoramic view, all printed on thick paper bound-in, each protected with a facing tissue guard. With one illustration to the text. A lithograph Chinese title-page, incorporating Chinese characters superimposed on a massive dark blue panel, this within ornamental gilt frame and decorative border in red. Engraved frontispiece, depicting a full-length portrait of the Emperor of China. Advertisement by William B. Langdon (1843). Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full cloth extra, elaborate pagoda embossed in gilt on each cover within ornamental tooling in blind, spine richly decorated in gilt, incorporating a large dragon within ornamental frame, all edges gilt; cloth faded, some wear to spine ends and corner-tips, front board reattached with joint and hinge tender. Signs of use and minor blemishes but a good copy with very good interior, rather clean, and with excellent plates in fine state of preservation. ~ Second edition. Enlarged in scope, "...the author has been induced to increase the size of the present volume by the addition of much original matter, together with information obtained by an abridgement of the latest and best authorities."The collection was made by the American businessman Nathan Dunn (1782-1844), and curated by Langdon (1842-1900).

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        Oeuvres

      1843 - 7 volumes Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1843-1847, in-4, 7 volumes, chagrin vert de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné de caissons à froid, encadrements à froid sur les plats, tranches dorées, armes impériales dorées sur les plats supérieurs et prix du concours général de l'Académie de Paris sur les plats inférieurs, Cette première édition collective, publiée sur l'initiative de la veuve de Laplace, a été financée par le gouvernement de Louis Philippe. Un crédit spécial et extraordinaire de quarante mille francs avait été ouvert sur l'exercice de 1842. Un exemplaire de ces oeuvres fut adressé à chaque chef-lieu de département, à toutes les villes ayant des bibliothèques publiques, et aux écoles spéciales. Cette publication comprend le Traité de mécanique céleste (t.1 à 5) ; l'Exposition du système du monde (t.6) ; la Théorie analytique des probabilités (t.7). Ce dernier texte comprend en introduction l' « Essai philosophique sur les probabilités » et les quatre suppléments qui se rapportent à l'application du calcul des probabilités aux sciences naturelles, aux opérations géodésiques et au nivellement. Très bel exemplaire de présent, offert à Edouard Widmer à sa sortie de l'École polytechnique, portant sur les plats supérieurs les armes de l'empereur Napoléon III, et, sur les plats inférieurs, le fer de l'Académie de Paris. Joint : - LAPLACE. Essai philosophique sur les probabilités. Paris, Bachelier, 6° éd, 1840. In-8, VII, 274 pp. Demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs orné. Livre de prix du lycée impérial Louis Le Grand. Ex-dono de V. Widmer à son fils Edouard, pour sa sortie de l'École polytechnique. Essonnes, août 1868. - Concours général des lycées et collèges de Paris et de Versailles. Distribution des prix. Années 1865 et 1866. Paris, Jules Delalain, 1865-66. In-4, [2]-76 pp, [2] pp et p. 5 à 75. En reliure uniforme. Poggendorff I-1376. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Residence of eight years in Persia.

      Andover Allen 1843 - First edition. 8vo., xviii, [ii], 512pp., folding map, 27 lithographed plates including frontispiece, mostly costume, 23 of them hand-coloured, modern brown half morocco gilt, a little light foxing to plates, an excellent copy. Perkins was a missionary "Apostle of Persia". In 1833 he was appointed to the remnant of the Nestorian Christians in northwestern Persia. He found the people poor, ignorant, and degraded, living in a state of serfdom under their Mohammedan rulers. In the autumn of 1835 he established his missionary centre in Urumiah, the reputed home of Zoroaster, near a lake of the same name. Ghani p300; not in Bennett or Reese. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Main von seinem Ursprung bis zur Mündung mit Städten, Ortschaften, Ritterburgen und Sagen, historisch, topographisch, malerisch von F. Menk-Dittmarsch.

      Mainz, Victor von Zabern, 1843. - 1. Auflage. 23,5x15,5 cm. 1 Bl., Frontispiz, 422 S. Hardcover. Privater Halbleinenband mit Batikdeckeln. Etwas gebogen, bestoßen und berieben. Original-Broschur-Einband der 4. und 5. Lieferung mit eingebunden, in gutem Zustand. Innen stellenweise (meist um die Stahlstichtafeln herum) etwas stockfleckig, sonst gut. Manchmal mit leichter Seitenwellung oder Knickspuren. Mit 8 Stahlstichen, die gefaltete Karte fehlt! Die Ansichten zeigen: 1. Frankfurt am Main (Frontispiz) 2. Culmbach und die Plassenburg 3. Bayreuth 4. Bamberg 5. Schweinfurt 6. Würzburg 7. Aschaffenburg 8. Hanau. (.) Dieses Werk soll eine Lücke in der Literatur der Maingegend ausfüllen. Es wird in den einleitenden Artikeln (.) nicht allein den Urspurung des Flusses, die etymologische Bedeutung seines Namens, sondern auch dessen Schifffahrt, Handel und Statistik schildern. Die Beschreibung der einzelnen Städte, Ortschaften, Burgen und Klöster beginnt bei der Quelle des Mains und umfasst das Interessanteste aus dem Bereich der Geschichte und Statistik. Namentlich ist der Sage und Legende eine besondere Aufmerksamkeit gewidmet worden. Auch der kleinste Ort wird berührt, Städte von einiger Bedeutung aber mit einer Ausführlichkeit behandelt, die dem Reisenden jeden anderweitigen Führer überflüssig macht: (aus dem Vorwort des Deckblattes der 4./5. Lieferung) F. Menk-Dittmarsch = Karl Dittmarsch (Schriftsteller) (1819&#150;1893), österreichischer Druckereiunternehmer und Schriftsteller. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ten Thousand [10,000] Things Relating to China and the Chinese: An Epitome of the Genius, Government, History, Literature, Agriculture, Arts, Trade, Manners, Customs, and Social Life of the People of the Celestial Empire; Together With a Synopsis of the Chinese Collection.

      London, To Be Held Only at the Collection, Hyde Park Corner; Vizetelly Brothers & Co., Printers and Engravers, (1843). - Crown quarto. Pp. xxiii, 265. Plus 27 full-page engraved plates, some woodcut or photoxylographs, including a large, folding panoramic view, all printed on thick paper bound-in, each protected with a facing tissue guard. With one illustration to the text. A lithograph Chinese title-page, incorporating Chinese characters superimposed on a massive dark blue panel, this within ornamental gilt frame and decorative border in red. Engraved frontispiece, depicting a full-length portrait of the Emperor of China. Advertisement by William B. Langdon (1843). Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full cloth extra, elaborate pagoda embossed in gilt on each cover within ornamental tooling in blind, spine richly decorated in gilt, incorporating a large dragon within ornamental frame, all edges gilt; cloth faded, some wear to spine ends and corner-tips, front board reattached with joint and hinge tender. Signs of use and minor blemishes but a good copy with very good interior, rather clean, and with excellent plates in fine state of preservation. ~ Second edition. Enlarged in scope, ".the author has been induced to increase the size of the present volume by the addition of much original matter, together with information obtained by an abridgement of the latest and best authorities."The collection was made by the American businessman Nathan Dunn (1782-1844), and curated by Langdon (1842-1900). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Veduta dell'Isola Madre sul Lago Maggiore.

      Acquerello e gouache, firmato in basso a sinistra, entro cornice e passepartout. Misure della veduta: mm 155x205.Falkeisen è stato un vedutista e pittore svizzero con atelier a Parigi e Milano,. Nel 1843 un incendio distrusse gran parte dei suoi studi e dei suoi quadri. Dopo un soggiorno in Oriente, nel 1855 fece ritorno a Basilea, dove nel 1859 fu nominato conservatore della locale Kunstsammlung..

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        A History of British Birds

      London: John Van Voorst, 1843. Copyright date is 1843, These three volumes of William Yarrell's A History of British Birds featuring numerous black and white in text illustrations. The work was published in London by John Van Voorst in 1843. The work is bound in green morocco gilt decorated with raised bands. This first edition also includes the two supplements. Numerous In-Text Illustrations bound in Green Morocco Gilt Decorated with Raised Bands. There is some scuffing to the bindings, and one is cracked slightly at the head. Overall a nice, attractive set. . First Edition. Leather. very good Plus/No Jackets. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Scarce British Birds.

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        Bericht über die erste ungarische Gewerbsausstellung im Jahre 1842. Aus dem Ungarischen übersetzt von Emrich Henszlmann.

      Pest, Landerer & Heckenast, 1843. - 8vo. 58, (2) pp. Marbled half cloth. Apart from his journalistic and political work, Kossuth was an early promoter of the Hungarian trade and industry. The first Hungarian industrial exhibition took place from 25 August to 21 September 1842; 213 tradesmen showed 298 pieces to more than 14,400 visitors. At the beginning of his account, Kossuth discusses the production of beet sugar and soda before enumerating the various award winners and other industrialists with their various products. Although a preliminary note states that the present account was to be included as a supplement in all Hungarian and German newspapers, in a total press run of some 20,000 free copies, a single copy could today be traced in libraries (in the Szeged University Library). - The translator Imre Henszlmann (1813-88) was an important Hungarian historian of architecture; with Kossuth he collaborated in the early 1840s on the newspaper "Pesti Hirlap" (also published by Landerer & Heckenast). - Title and final leaf show small edge flaws, repaired by an early owner. Edges slightly rubbed, otherwise well preserved; occasional small pencil notes. Provenance: handwritten note "dem löbl. nied. österr. Gewerbverein" on title page. Carpenter p. 10 (note). Cf. Biogr. Lexikon zur Geschichte Südosteuropas, no. 808 (online version). Krücken/Parlagi II, p. 65 ff. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mysteries of Paris

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. First Edition. 1/2 morocco. Very good. 1st edition in English, preceding the New World edition (NY, 1843-1844), Dugale's edition (London, 1844), Harper's 1844 reprint, Chapman and Hall's edition (London, 1845), and all others. Contemporary half mor- occo, a small page stain here and there, but very good (the old fashioned very good, just look at the photograph) and it's a complete copy with both title pages, all 433 text pages, and the page of ads, plus the 32 page sequel (Gerolstein, 1843). Important and scarce, especially in attractive condition. A precursor (arguably, the precursor) of all proletarian novels, that is, those dealing with the conditions of the working class and the poor, preceding Gaskell's Mary Barton (1848) and Dickens Hard Times (1854). Beside the obvious, Sue addresses inequality in the courts, abuses in public hospitals, and the need for reform of the penal system, and he does so in a gifted and innovative way, that is, through the eyes of a new ideal, a 19th century Batman, working the slums as a shield against injustice, a hero who became so popular that the daily life he witnessed (and reported), forced sweeping legislative reform, helped instigate the 1848 revolution, and awakened authors everywhere to a new concept, that of the novel being intentionally utilized as a tool for propaganda, an idea that reached its zenith 9 years later, with Harriet Stowe's publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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        Signed Carte-de-Visite 1881

      Norwegian composer and pianist (1843-1907), one of the leading composers of his country, helped put the music of Norway abroad and develop a national musical identity. Beautiful signed CDV or carte-de-visite, 2.5 x 4 inches, signature is on verso. Inscribed to famous American soprano Emma Thursby (1845-1931), dated in Bergen, Norway in 1881. An original CDV by photographer Georg Brokesch, Leipzig, in excellent condition - rare! CLICK ON THUMBNAIL PHOTOS TO SEE SCANS

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        Instructie der zee-vaert, door de gheheele werelt, Met een practijck, om door een nieu-ghe-inventeert instrument 'tvoornaemste vanden celester globus in planum te brengen: .Rotterdam, Abraham Migoen, [1610]. Small 4to (19.5 x 15 cm). With a woodcut device on the title-page; and 2 engraved and about 120 woodcut illustrations (mostly diagrams), all on integral leaves, including 7 full-page. Vellum (ca. 1700).

      - Bierens de Haan 601 note; Cat. bibl. Bodleianae (1843), vol. 1, p. 339; Cat. NHSM, p. 664; Crone library 123b; Van der Krogt, Globi Neerlandici, BLA IIBr; cf. STCN (1 incompl. copy of 1st ed.; 1 compl. & 2 incompl. copies of 3rd ed.). Rare 1610 second edition (revised and expanded) of the first handbook for ship's pilots in training, with more than 120 illustrations, mostly geometrical and astronomical diagrams but also a fortification plan, navigational instruments and their use, etc. It describes navigational instruments and their use in both the northern and the southern hemisphere, the determination of longitude and the declination of the sun. An appendix on the use of the astrolab largely follows Philippe van Lansberge (18 years before his principal publication on the subject) and illustrates the positions of the sun, moon and earth during eclipses. Brouck also covers the practical mathematics of geometry, trigonometry, surveying, mensuration and calendrical calculations. With the establishment of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1602 and the beginning of the Twelve Years' Truce (1609-1621) between Spain and the Dutch Republic in the 80 Years' War for Dutch independence, the Netherlands saw a great pressing need for well-trained ship's pilots for global exploration and trade. Jan vanden Brouck (1566- 1626), was a schoolmaster teaching applied mathematics at Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Middelburg. He published a celestial globe in 1602 and at least in Rotterdam he set up his own school, training pilots for the merchant marine.The first and third editions include 8 volvelles, but they are not recorded in the second edition and the present copy certainly never included them. Van der Krogt notes 4 copies of the first and third editions with an engraved plate of gores for Vanden Brouck's 1602 celestial globe, but notes that the two other copies known to him (editions and locations not specified) do not include it. It is not in the present copy or the three copies that can be seen on the Internet, is not mentioned by Crone, and as far as we know it never appears in the present second edition.With occasional marginal notes in a contemporary hand. With the foot of the title-page cut short, removing the final line of the imprint; the fore-edges of 7 leaves tattered; and some small worm holes in the gutter margin near the head, mostly in quires G and H, but otherwise in good condition. Binding restored. Rare expanded and extensively illustrated second edition of the first handbook for training ships' pilots.

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        First Report of the Select Committee on Shipwrecks; together with the minutes of evidence, appendix, and index. [Together with:] Second Report from the Select Committee on Shipwrecks; together with the minutes of evidence taken before them.

      London: House of Commons, 1843 - 2 works, folio (326 x 196 mm). Contemporary dark blue calf calf, recently rebacked, gilt anchor motif on spines, drab diaper-grain cloth sides, speckled edges. 20th century book plate of Robert Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and bibliophile, a discriminating collector of maritime literature. A few marks to sides, bump to top fore-edge with concomitant creasing of leaves, some gatherings toned, one plate shaved at fore-edge (with minor loss). A very good copy. 20 lithograph plates complete (8 folding, a number with hand colouring), one woodcut in the text (showing "Mr. Palmer's Life-Boat"). First and only editions of these thorough and detailed parliamentary reports, decidedly uncommon: Copac locates copies at just three British and Irish institutional libraries: National Library of Scotland, Institution of Civil Engineers (both with First and Second reports), National Maritime Museum (First Report only); OCLC adds New York Public Library, University of Pittsburgh (both with First and Second reports), University of Virginia Law Library (First Report only); the Second Report, dated 15 August 1843, is slender, consisting of just 21 pages. The chairman of both committees was the merchant and philanthropist George Palmer (1772-1853), a tireless advocate for improved means of rescue from shipwreck; he served in the navy of the East India Company between 1786 and 1799. "Palmer entered parliament for South Essex in 1836. his main concern. [being] safety at sea. He chaired two parliamentary inquiries on shipwrecks, and in 1845, against strong opposition, pushed an amendment through that finally settled the law prohibiting timber-laden ships from carrying deck cargoes. Palmer never forgot the narrow escape he and his crew had from drowning in 1788 in eastern waters [off Macao]; he took a keen interest in the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and in his later life was its vice-chairman for twenty-five years. His own design of a lifeboat was in use until 1858 [and is illustrated in the First Report]" (ODNB). In 1853 Palmer's services were recognized by the award of a gold medal from the forerunner of the RNLI, the Royal National Institute for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. The committee also included Gladstone (at that time president of the Board of Trade), Admiral Dundas, and Sir Charles Napier. The enquiry was established to consider two main issues, "the loss of British vessels and the means of diminishing that loss in future" and "the means of preserving the lives and property of shipwrecked persons". The six salient points covered were: 1. the character of ships, 2. the competency of masters and mates, 3. the facility of obtaining good pilots, 4. harbours of refuge, 5. lighthouses, beacons, &c., 6. charts and compasses. Some 78 witnesses were called and questioned, including the Duke of Wellington, their testimony being recorded in full; these are all named and a list of their expenses included. The attractive plates illustrate proposals for a cliff crane, fixed and floating breakwaters, Captain Bullock's safety beacon for the Goodwin Sands, Mitchell and Son's screw pile lighthouse ("erected on a sand bank at the entrance of the Wyre"), other lighthouses, screw moorings and harbour refuges. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LONDON 1843&#146;. Plan of London extending from Kensington Palace to the West India docks and to Islington in the North.

      B. R. Davies for S.D.U.K. 1843 - 39x63cm. Recent outline colour. Excellent condition. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, an &#145;organisation that published inexpensive texts intended to adapt scientific and similarly high-minded material for the rapidly expanding reading public&#146;. Howgego 385 (1).

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        Narrative of a journey to Kalat, including an account of the insurrection at that place in 1840; and a memoir on eastern Baluchistan.

      Bentley London 1843 - First edition. 8vo., xii, 463pp., 4 pages ads at beginning, large folding map, original cloth gilt, spine faded, an excellent copy. The rare separately published account of the author's journey to Kalat. Masson (1800&#150;1853), formerly James Lewis, served briefly in the King's 24th regiment of foot and then enlisted on 12 October 1821 as a private soldier in the East India Company's infantry, later transferring to the Bengal European artillery. He was present at the siege of Bharatpur in 1826 but deserted in early July 1827 in Agra and changed his name. Masson travelled to Afghanistan and embarked on a decade of pioneering travel and antiquarian investigation. During this period he collected well over 80,000 ancient coins and other objects which first provided a chronology of the dynasties of central Asia in the unknown centuries after the death of Alexander the Great. From 1834 Masson published news of his discoveries in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. The following year he was recruited by the East India Company as news writer in Afghanistan, in return for a free pardon for his desertion and a small allowance. Masson became bitterly critical of Britain's Afghan policy in the years before the First Anglo-Afghan War. He left Afghanistan in 1838 and during the ensuing British invasion remained in Sind, writing up his researches and travels for publication in London (Ariana antiqua, 1841, and Narrative of Various Journeys, 3 vols., 1842). In attempting to return to Afghanistan in 1840, he became accidentally embroiled in the Baluchistan revolt and was imprisoned by the British authorities without either charge or good reason (described in Narrative of a Journey to Kalat) - ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Neue Erfindung, mittels des Anschlagens an den Brustkorb, als eines Zeichens, verborgene Brustkrankheiten zu entdecken.

      Im latein. Original hrsg., übersetzt u. mit Anmerkungen versehen von S. Ungar. Begleitet mit einem Vorwort von Josef Skoda. - Wien, Wallishauser, 1843, 8, 72 pp., grüner Pappband der Zeit. Gutes Exemplar. Sehr seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe (Bilingual Latein/Deutsch) von Auenbruggers epochemachender Entdeckung der Perkussion."One of the greatest of all medical classics (Heirs of Hippocrates)". Opus Immortale! cf. Garrison & Morton No.2672 (1st. lat. Ed.)

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        Tra los montes.

      . Paris, Victor Magen, éditeur des oeuvres de George Sand (Imprim. Maulde et Renou), 1843.) - Deux vol. in-8, [3] ff., 314 pp. + [2] ff., 376 pp. Maroquin bleu à grain long avec petits coins, dos orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, titre et tomaison dorées, filets dorés sur les plats, couvertures et dos conservés. Exemplaire à toutes marges. Reliure de Mercier. Edition originale de cet ouvrage donnant le récit du premier voyage effectué en Espagne par Théophile Gautier, entre mai et octobre 1841, en compagnie du photographe Eugène Piot à qui il dédie ce volume. "S'il n'est pas le premier en date des voyages de Théophile Gautier, le Voyage en Espagne est celui qui, par l'impact exercé sur la sensibilité et l'imaginaire de son auteur, inaugure la mise en place d'une esthétique et d'une poétique du genre dont les relations de voyages ultérieurs, en Italie, à Constantinople, en Égypte, en Algérie, en Russie, seront largement tributaires." (Centre de Recherche sur la littérature des Voyages. Séminaire L'Europe du Grand Tour, Théophile Gautier en Espagne. 2009.) De la bibliothèque P. Villeboeuf (ex-libris). Exemplaire d'une fraîcheur parfaite avec les couvertures bleues ne portant sur le premier plat que Théophile Gautier au centre et dans l'encadrement : Comédie de la mort. Les Jeunes France. Une larme du diable. Mademoiselle Maupin ; sur le second plat des annonces de librairies différentes pour chaque volume Vicaire III, 896. Très rare selon Clouzot 126. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      xii, 299 pp. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in attractive antique half-calf & marbled boards by Trevor Lloyd, flat spine gilt, uncut. Ghent: A. van der Meersch, [1843]. The rare sale catalogue of the library of the Comte d'Hane-Steenhuyse. I believe the owner was Charles Joseph Marie (1787-1846), not, as attributed by WorldCat, Ernest Marie Joseph (who was still writing books in the early 1860s). This was an important library with many rare 15th- and 16th-century books along with all the best editions of 17th and 18th centuries in law, the sciences, local history, etc. Fine copy. 2809 lots of books, 186 lots of manuscripts (including several important Books of Hours), 200 lots of prints, and 21 lots of music. &#10087; Blogie col. 101.

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