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        Assertion erronée et ultérieurement rectifiée concernant la mémoire de S.M. l'Impératrice Joséphine [ Manuscrit recueillant 4 pièces relatives à la rectification obtenue par Mr. Ballouhey auprès de Monsieur le Comte de Las Cases d'une erreur du Mémorial de Ste Hélène concernant la mémoire de l'Impératrice Joséphine, savoir : ] 1° : Lettre adressés à Monsieur le Comte Lavalette ancien Aide de Camp de l'Empereur ; Directeur Général des Postes &c par Mr Ballouhey le 16 Mai 1827 ; 2° : Extrait relatif au Mémorial de Sainte Hélène où il est dit &c ; 3° : Lettre à Monsieur le Général Comte Louis Tascher de Lapagerie, par Mr Ballouhey, en date du 25 Février 1841, et réponse de Monsieur le Comte Louis Tascher de Lapagerie, à Mr. Ballouhey ; 4° : Lettre à Monsieur le Lieutenant Général Marquis de Beauharnais, par Mr. Ballouhey, en date du 25 Août 1841, et réponse de Monsieur le Marquis de Beauharnais à Mr. Ballouhey

      1843. 1 volume in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin vert avec cahiers reliés par rubans, plat sup. orné du titre ci-dessus sous double encadrement doré, s.d. (circa 1843), 24 ff. ainsi composés : 1 f. blanc, 1 f. manuscrit de tables, 1 f. manuscrit de titre : Lettre adressés à Monsieur le Comte Lavalette ancien Aide de Camp de l'Empereur ; Directeur Général des Postes &c par Mr Ballouhey le 16 Mai 1827 ; suit un tiré-à-part extrait de la seconde édition des Mémoires et Souvenirs du Comte Lavalette (Imprimerie de H. Fournier et Cie, Paris, 1843, 10 pp. et 1 f. ) ; 1 f. blanc, 1 f. manuscrit de titre : Extrait relatif au Mémorial de Sainte Hélène (édition 1823) contenant une erreur qui a été rectifiée par Monsieur le Comte de Las Cases dans les éditions de 1840 et 1841, suivi d'une copie manuscrite de la lettre de Ballouhey exposant les faits, adressée à la famille de Beauharnais et l'invitant à donner de la publicité à cette rectification, et copie de la réponse du Général Marquis de Beauharnais, soit 3 ff. et 1 f. blanc ; 1 f. manuscrit de titre : Lettre à Monsieur le Général Comte Louis Tascher de Lapagerie, par Mr Ballouhey, en date du 25 Février 1841, et réponse de Monsieur le Comte Louis Tascher de Lapagerie, à Mr. Ballouhey, suivi des copies manuscrites de la lettre de Ballouhey et de la réponse, soit 3 ff. et 2 ff. blancs ; 1 f. manuscrit de titre : Lettre à Monsieur le Lieutenant Général Marquis de Beauharnais, par Mr. Ballouhey, en date du 25 Août 1841, et réponse de Monsieur le Marquis de Beauharnais à Mr. Ballouhey, suivi des copies manuscrites de la lettre de Ballouhey et de la réponse, soit 3 ff. et 2 ff. blancs ; 1 f. manuscrit de titre : Lettre à Monsieur le Lieutenant Général Marquis de Beauharnais Etonnant manuscrit certifié conforme par Mr. Ballouhey, ancien secrétaire des Dépenses de l'Impératrice Joséphine. Dans sa première édition, le Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène indiquait : "Napoléon énumérait tout ce que pouvait avoir reçu l'Impératrice Joséphine, concluant qu'avec un peu d'ordre et de régularité seulement, elle aurait bien dû laisser peut-être 50 à 60 millions". Cette assertion ayant paru prodigieusement exagérée aux héritiers de l'Impératrice, le Comte de Lavalette se tourna vers M. Ballouhey, ancien secrétaire des dépenses de l'Impératrice. Ce dernier prit cette défense fort à coeur, et il nous a laissé cet étonnant témoignage, rédigé de sa main, et recueillant 4 pièces (dont 3 manuscrites) exposant la réalité de la situation financière de Joséphine, ainsi que ses efforts pour la réhabilitation de l'Impératrice. Joli exemplaire en très bon état (petits accrocs en coiffe, très bel état par ailleurs) de ce petit recueil vraisemblablement produits à quelques rares exemplaires. Français

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        L'Eté à Paris

      - L. Curmer, Paris s.d., 17,5x26cm, relié. - Prima edizione, prima stampa del titolo incisa su legno e 18 a tutta pagina incisa su acciaio. Rilegatura - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale  et premier tirage du titre gravé sur bois et des 18 hors-texte gravés sur acier. Reliure romantique en percaline noire de l'éditeur, dos lisse richement orné d'arabesques dorés, encadrement d'un double filet à froid sur les plats, plats ornés d'un décor d'arabesques doré, tranches dorées.  Rousseurs. Beau cartonnage romantique d'une grande fraîcheur. Ex-libris Pasque. GR. 

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        Nuova Raccolta di n° cinquanta Vedute Principali DI ROMA e suoi contorni disegnate dal vero ed incise da Gaetano Cottafavi.

      Tommaso Cuccioni, 1843. Bross., cm 31,5x46,5, 50 splendide incisioni delle principali vedute di ROMA.

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        Théatre Choisi... Précédé d'une Introduction par Ch. Nodier, et Illustré par des Notices Littéraires Dues a ses Amis, Membres de L'institut, de l'Académie Française, et Autres Hommes de Lettres. Avec le Portrait de L'Auteur, Gravé sur Acier par Bosselmann, d'Après Madame Cheradame

      Paris; Nancy: Tresse; Chez L'Auteur, 1841-1843. 4 volumes. Octavo. Quarter dark green leather with marbled boards, raised bands on spine with titling gilt. With named cast lists. Each piece is preceded by preliminary material including notes on the particular work, texts of associated documents, contemporary reviews, etc. Includes contributiions by Paul Lacroix, Pujoulx, Elise Voïart, Vaulabelle, Amable Tastu, and commentary on the Opéra comique by Sedaine. Contains Pixérécourt's melodramas and several opéras-comique, as follows (composers noted in brackets, where known): Vol. 1: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (frontispiece portrait of the author engraved by Busselmann after Madame Cheradame), 1f. (title), xc, 509, [i] pp. Contains Coelina (Quaisain); Le Pèlerin Blanc; L'Homme a Trois Visages; La Femme a Deux Maris; Les Mines de Pologne; Tékéli. All set to music by Gérardin-Lacour except Coelina. Vol. 2: 1f. (half-title, 1f. (title)l, xxviii, 674 pp. Contains Maures d'Espagne (Gérardin-Lacour); La Forteresse du Danube (Bianchi); Robinson Crusoé (Piccini); L'Ange Tutélaire (Piccini); La Citerne (Piccini); La Rose Blanche (Gaveaux); Marguerite d'Anjou (Gérardin-Lacour). Vol. 3: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), 626, [i] pp. + folding plate between pp. 210-211. Contains Les Ruines de Babylone (Gérardin-Lacour); Le Chien de Montargis (Piccinni); Charles-Le-Téméraire (Piccinni); Christophe Colomb (Darondeau); Monastère Abandonné (Piccinni); Le Belvéder (Quaisain and Adrien); Une Visite de Mme de la Vallière (unattributed). Pp. 23-26 detached. Vol. 4: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), cxci, 516, [i] pp. + folding plate between pp. liv and lv. Contains Esquisses et Fragments de Voyages; La Fille de l'Exilé (Piccini); Valentine (Piccini); L'Évasion de Marie Stuart (Darondeau); La Tête de Mort (Piccini); Latude (Piccini); Dernières Réflexions de l'Auteur sur le Mélodrame; Quelques Réflexions Inédites de Sedaine sur l'Opéra Comique. Pp. 233-240 bound in between pp. 248 and 249; occasional mis-pagination. Slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Minor foxing and creasing; small tears; scattered annotations in pink and blue ink. First collected edition. Scarce. Dubbed 'the Corneille of the Boulevards', Pixérécourt was practically the inventor, and certainly the codifier, of the popular French stage form mélodrame. Noted for its stock characters, complex plots, sensationalism, startling coups de théâtre, scenic virtuosity and a strongly moral outlook, the mélodrame flourished in the early decades of the 19th century. Pixérécourt built a catalogue of nearly 60 such plays, beginning in 1798 with Victor, ou L'enfant de la forêt (originally intended as an opéra comique), developing an international reputation. He also wrote comedies, tragedies, vaudevilles, féeries, pantomimes and the librettos of some 21 opéras comiques... He certainly was not ignorant of the dramatic potential of music, for he worked a great deal of it into his melodramas. His most frequent collaborators in that genre were Louis Alexandre Piccinni and Adrien Quaisain. In both dramas and librettos he saw himself as a successor of Sedaine... Though Pixérécourt's melodramas are best known for the influence they exercised on Romantic drama, they were no less influential on the genre that came to be known as French grand opera." Karin Pendle in Grove Music Online.

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        Carta generale della Sicilia divisa in Provincie Distretti e Circondati

      1843. Carta geografica della Sicilia tratta da "Atlante Corografico del Regno delle Due Sicilie" edito a Napoli in tre ristampe dal 1840 al 1856. L'Atlante Corografico, come consuetudine all'epoca, uscì a dispense. Venne anche stampato un Manifesto di Associazione, probabilmente nel 1843) allo scopo di raccogliere sottoscrizioni per l'opera, nel quale era descritto il contenuto dell'opera, le carte già realizzate e il relativo costo. Nel prospetto erano previste anche due tavole con la "Posizione astronomica, topografica e geodesia, popolazione e divisione amministrativa..." che non furono mai realizzate. Il materiale che utilizzò per la compilazione, era costituito dai due atlanti, anteriori solo di un decennio, realizzati dal Marzolla e da De Salvatori. Di fatto, De Sanctis non era né geografo né topografo, e il suo atlante è anzitutto un'opera di compilazione. Le tavole, prive di reticolo geografico, sono veri e proprio esercizi di grafica e calligrafica, che fanno dell'opera uno dei più raffinati atlanti del secolo. Inoltre, riflettono il suo interesse per i dati statistici. Ogni tavola è adornata con lo stemma della provincia rappresentata. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in ottime condizioni. Map taken from "Atlante Corografico del Regno delle Due Sicilie" published in Naples, three editions from 1840 to 1856. The Atlante Corografico, as usual at the time, came out in a single parts. It was also printed a poster of Association, (probably in 1843) in order to collect subscriptions for the work, in which he had described the content of the work, the cards have already been completed and the relevant cost. Copper engraving, contemporary coloring of the edges, in good condition. Napoli Naples La collezione Spagnolo Patermo, p. 663, 347. 620 475

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        A fine collection of proceedings, reports and related papers in the immediate aftermath of the "Disruption".

      Six items in one volume, each published in Edinburgh or Glasgow, and all 1843. Original dark green cloth, neatly rebacked and lettered to match. In very good state of preservation, sometime in the Presbyterian Historical Society's library with the bookplate on front pastedown. The collection comprises: 1. Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland; with a sketch of the Proceedings of the Residuary Assembly. Edited by the Rev. John Baillie, lately of Fogo. Edinburgh: W.P. Kennedy. 1843. 8vo., (2) + 254pp. The first Assembly of the Free Church held on 18 May 1843. 2. Report of the Financial Committee to the General Assembly of 1843: being the first Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland. Read by Dr. Chalmers, on Monday, May 29, 1843. n.p. [Edinburgh?], n.d. [1843]. 8vo., caption title, (4) + 19 + (1)pp. [See Watt 159]. 3. Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, held at Glasgow, October 17, 1843. Glasgow: William Collins. 1843. 8vo., (2) + 182pp. The second Assembly of the Free Church. 4. CHALMERS, Thomas A sermon preached at the opening of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, holden at Glasgow, 17th October, 1843. [Glasgow?, 1843]. 8vo., 23 + (1)pp. [See Watt 166]. 5. Roll of Members of the General Assembly of the Free church of Scotland, held at Glasgow, October, 1843. Glasgow: William Collins. 1843. 8vo., 32pp. 6. Free Church of Scotland. Report of the Financial Committee to the General Assembly of 1843: being the second Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland. Read by Dr. Chalmers, at Glasgow, on the 23d October 1843. 8vo., 8pp.Publisher: Year: 1843Edition:

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        China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire. Drawn, from original and authentic sketches, by Thomas Allom. With historical and descriptive notices.

      London: Fisher, Son, & Co., [1843] - 4 volumes in 1, quarto in half-sheets (265 x 204 mm). Contemporary dark green calf, red morocco label, titled "Allom's China" in gilt on the front board, narrow low bands with dotted roll, compartments with stylised floral lozenges, scrolled foliate corner-pieces, wide panelling in gilt and blind to both boards, floral edge-roll, all edges gilt, scrolled foliate roll to the turn-ins, yellow surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed and with some soft score marks to the boards, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, label slightly chipped, plates lightly foxed, as usual, text block lightly browned and occasionally spotted, but overall a very good, clean and highly presentable copy. 4 steel-engraved vignette title-pages and 124 similar plates after Thomas Allom, 4 of them bound as section frontispieces and tissue-guarded. First edition of "the best-known nineteenth-century work" on China (ODNB). Published the year after the First Opium War ended, Allom's China is concerned mainly with areas of British interest in southern China, including Hong Kong, Macao, Canton and Hunan, though there are also many attractive views of Peking. Allom (1804-1872) originally trained as an architectural draughtsman at the Royal Academy Schools, but "it is upon about 1500 designs for albums of topographical steel-engravings that his more prominent and lasting reputation rests. This work, initially undertaken to support himself as a student, became his principal occupation between 1828 and 1845, and during these years he made extensive sketching tours in England, Scotland, France, Belgium, and Turkey, mainly for the publisher H. Fisher & Son" (idem). He in fact never visited China and based his illustrations on the work of other artists, though in 1846 he presented a copy of China and of his work on France to King Louis-Philippe, who expressed himself "highly gratified with both" (idem). According to Hunnisett, "Allom's drawings are full of little touches which redeem his landscapes from formality" (Steel-Engraved Book Illustration in England, p. 109). The author of the text, G. N. Wright (1794/5-1877) was a Church of England clergyman who wrote the text for a number of topographical works, most of them vehicles for artists' engravings. A well-restored and attractive copy.g [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Russie en 1839.

      Paris, Amyot, 1843. ____ Première édition. "Trente-six lettres d'une allure étonnamment libre recréent le mouvement même du voyage, vagabondages de l'oeil, de la mémoire et de l'intelligence, et conduisent le lecteur dans le dédale d'apparentes contradictions, de scènes de genre en portrait, de tableau en interview, d'anecdote en réflexion, à la découverte progressive des coulisses monstrueuses d'un théâtre charmeur." En Français dans le texte 262. Quelques rares rousseurs, petite réparation à un coin, bon exemplaire. *****. 4 volumes in-8. [208 x 127 mm] Collation : (4), XXXI, (1), 354 / (4), 416 / (4), 470 / (4), 544 pp. et un tableau h.-t. Demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons à froid. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Friendly Contributions for 1842. The Country House, (with designs). 4to.

      J. Murray. 1843 Plates & illus. Orig. vertical-grained light blue cloth, blocked in blind, front board lettered in gilt; sl. rubbed at head of leading hinge, some sl. fading with very faint circular mark to front board. v.g.The fourth in the series of Friendly Contributions first published in 1834 and edited by Lady Mary Fox, illegitimate daughter of William IV & wife of the soldier and politician Charles Richard Fox. The Country House, was the first in the series in a larger format, intended 'to do justice to the beautiful designs' for a country house by the illustrious German architect Alexis de Chateauneuf. The text is in the form of letters written between Chateauneuf and his client (H.B.) regarding the design for a country residence.The final letter is from Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, having been asked to contribute his opinion on the interior designs for the house.

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        Treatise on the Dental Art, founded on actual experience. Translated from the French with notes and additions, by J.B.Savier.

      Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard 1843 - 8°. 324 S., m.242 (recte 241) lithogr. Abb.a.Taf. u. 45 Abb. im Text. HLwd. goldgepr. Erste englische Ausgabe, selten. - Vgl. Crowley 949; Hisch-H. IV, 126; Weinberger 95. - Berühmtes Standardwerk, das in mehreren Auflagen und Übersetzungen erschienen ist. Maury nahm für sich die Erfindung der Sonde in ihrer heutigen Form in Anspruch. - Stockfl., N.a.Tit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ka Palapala Hemolele a Iehova ko kakou Akua. O Ke Kauoha Kahiko A Me Ke Kauoha Hou i unuhiia mailoko mai o na olelo kahiko...

      Oahu and Honolulu: Na Na Misionari i Pai, 1843. Large thick octavo, an excellent copy in later half calf. The first full Hawaiian language Bible, comprising both Old and New Testaments. This combined edition is a monumental work of translation and scholarship, the fruit of years of labour by members of the American Bible Society at the Mission Presses of Oahu and Honolulu. The first native language scriptures printed in the Hawaiian islands date from 1827. The first Hawaiian printing of the complete edition of the New Testament appeared in 1835, with the Old Testament following in 1838. This is the first printing of the complete approved text of both Testaments issued as a single continuously paginated book. Both Testaments have separately printed title pages, the Old Testament bearing the Oahu Mission Press imprint while the New Testament title page (p. 1129) states that this section was printed at Honolulu. (Confusingly, the verso of the Old Testament title page is printed 'Ka Lua O Ke Pai Ana' ('the second printing'), however, this refers to the only other printing of the entire Old Testament in 1838 at the same press). Forbes notes that this Bible formed a compact edition intended for family and devotional use (a larger format version with reset title-pages was also issued in 1843 for church pulpits). The typography is skilfully composed and unhurried, and the present copy is a beautifully preserved example of the fine work of the Mission Press. A few gatherings gently browned (reflecting different paper stock).

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        Personal Narrative of the Campaigns in Affghanistan

      William Curry: Dublin, 1843. First. Hardcover. VG. Sinde, Beloochistan, etc. detailed in a series of letters by the late Col William H Dennie ...with an appendix containing Col Dennie's correspondence with Lord Keane, Sir Henry Fane, etc. 223 pp, folding map. Narrative of the war from a soldier present... A valuable record of military operations in the countries west of the Indus. VG in orig. blindstamped cloth. Spine tips professionally strengthened.

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        Grätz. Ein naturhistorisch-statistisches-topographisches Gemählde dieser Stadt und ihrer Umgebung.

      Graz, Ferstl, 1843 - XVI, 570, 32 S. 23 (1 gefaltete) Stahlstichtafeln, 2 lithographierte (1 farbiger) Faltpläne sowie 1 chromolithographierter Titel und 1 chromolithographiertes Widmungsblatt. Erste Ausgabe. - Schlossar 257. Nebehay-W. 668. - Die wichtigste - unter Mitarbeit von Albert von Muchar, Franz Unger und Christian Weiglein - entstandene Beschreibung der Stadt Graz aus der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Enthält neben einer kurzen Geschichte der Stadt Graz ausführliche Kapitel über die geographischen und geologischen Verhältnisse des Stadtgebietes, über Fauna und Flora des Grazer Beckens, die Topographie der Stadt und ihrer Umgebung, Kulturgeschichte und Volkskunde der Stadt und ihrer Bewohner, Beschreibung der medizinisch-sanitären Verhältnisse usw.- 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. - Die "Topographisch-geognostische Karte der Umgebungen von Grätz entworfen von Fr. Unger" mit einem ca. 14 cm langen hinterlegtem Randeinriss (ohne Verlust). Etw. stockfleckig und leicht gebräunt. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800 8°. HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung (leicht fleckig und bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL In Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. Small 8vo. [6], 166 pp., [2] pp. ads at rear, plus four hand-colored plates by Leech, including frontispiece. Engravings in the text. Original brown cloth stamped in gold. [16.8 cm.] FIRST EDITION. Imperfect: Two leaves (pp. 15-18) supplied by a previous owner from second or later edition (tipped-in). Early, perhaps first issue. The bibliography of this work is exceedingly complex and there are divergent scholarly opinions about the attributes of the true first issue. However, this copy has points regarded by many as having priority. They are as follows: Pale green endpapers. Red and blue lettered title page. "Stave I" on first page of text. Text uncorrected (except on the two aforementioned supplied leaves). On the front cover, the nearest distance between blind border on left and gilt cartouche is approximately 14 mm. The upper serif in "D" in Dickens does not appear "broken off" (see Smith), although it is notched. [I have been unable to find a definitive example of the perfect "D" called for by Smith and so I will not attest to this point, but one may refer to the photograph provided with this listing]. Condition: Spine perished with only remnants remaining; rear board detached; covers stained, bubbled, and worn. Lacking front free endpaper and flyleaf. Frontispiece chipped along gutter. Stains to frontispiece and title page, and scattered elsewhere. Plates inexpertly glued-in, affecting gutters, but not text or images. Last plate torn and repaired on verso with slight impact on image, and with small corner and gutter chips. A copy with multiple faults that may be best assessed by a full inspection. To this end, a page-by-page video has been prepared and is available on request. Eckel, pp. 110-115. Smith II:4.

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        Recherches sur le gisement et le traitement direct des minerais de fer dans les Pyrénées et particulièrement dans l'Ariége, suivies de considérations historiques, économiques et pratiques sur le travail du fer et de l'acier dans les Pyrénées.

      Paris, Carilian-Goeury et V. Dalmont , 1843. ____ Dendaletche 783. *****. 2 volumes in-4. [270 x 214 mm] Collation : X, (2), 404 pp. / (4) pp., 19 planches h.-t. Demi-toile verte. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Warrant for the transfer of five convicts from Norfolk Gaol to Millbank Prison prior to transportation.

      Norwich & London: 8 November, 1843. Bifolium sheet, the first two pages comprising letterpress, the remainder blank, manuscript notations in two hands. Original warrant confirming the transfer of five convicts to Millbank Prison from Norfolk jail as a prelude to transportation. The warrant is signed and dated, with manuscript details of six named convicts.The warrant authorises movement of the convicts only after they had been examined by a Medical Officer and declared 'free from any putrid or infectious distemper'. The convicts named are Robert Lincoln (alias Thomas Dove), Ellis Love, Joseph Wickham, William Chapman, Jason Howes and another man surnamed Cann (although the truncated first name is not recognisable). A manuscript note at conclusion of the warrant states 'Received into the Millbank Prison this 8th day of Nov. 1843 the Convicts named in the margin of the foregoing warrant. For the Governor Sam. Hatchard.'The document was issued at a time of increased transportation. Due to the social upheaval brought by the Industrial Revolution, crime and rates of conviction reached unprecedented levels by the early 1840's. A spike in the transportation of felons, especially to Van Diemen's Land, was a direct consequence. Such was the fate of Ellis Love, one of the convicts listed on this warrant who was shipped to Van Diemen's Land aboard the transport Equestrian in January 1844 to complete a ten year sentence. Well preserved with old folds.

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        The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Esq (Washington Irving) : Authorized Edition

      Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1843. Hardcover. Used; Good. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; 16mo - over 5.75" - 6.75" tall; good condition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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

      Graz, Verlag der F. Ferstl’schen Buchhandlung, 1843. - 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. - Ohne das 32-seitige Subskribentenverzeichnis am Ende, das offenbar nicht allen Exemplaren beigegeben war. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Plan m. Randeinriß. Unterschiedlich gebräunt u. braun- bzw. stockfleckig. - Schlossar 157; Nebehay/W. III, 668; Wurzbach XXXI, 289. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 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 S., Späterer HLwd.-Bd. m. silbergepr. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Eté à Paris

      First edition, first printing of the title engraved on wood and 18 full-page engraved on steel.Binding --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! L. Curmer Paris s.d. 17,5x26cm relié

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        New Memoir on the Nervous System.

      London, Paris: Baillière, 1843. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. New Memoir on the Nervous System. London, Paris: Baillière, 1843, 4to. (281 x 215 mm), x, [2], 3-94 pp., half title, 5 folding engr. plates (the last with a little hand-colouring), unobstrusive library stamps to title and plates, pages untrimmed, new endpapers. Original cloth with blindstamped covers, neatly rebacked, spine gilt. Interior clean and unspotted.----Norman 973. First Edition. A summary of Hall's experiments on reflex action and the spinal cord. Very Good.

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        A Visit to the East comprising Germany and the Danube Constantinople Asia Minor Egypt and Idumea

      

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        A Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies.

      London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1843. Octavo. Original green fine-diaper cloth, blind rules to spine, second compartment gilt-lettered, covers decoratively panel-stamped in blind, yellow surface paper endpapers. Etched frontispiece with tissue guard, 14 similar plates, one folding, wood-engravings to the text, 3 folding lithographic maps to the rear. Ownership inscription "John Casson, 1843" to front free endpaper. Spine sunned and rolled, tips bumped, covers very lightly rubbed, front inner hinge cracked but firm, mild offsetting to folding maps, the first sometime repaired at stub, the image unaffected. A very good copy. First edition. Backhouse (1794-1869), naturalist and Quaker missionary, sailed for Australia in 1831, landing at Hobart in February the next year. He spent three years in Van Diemen's Land with his companion George Washington Walker (1800-1859) working for Lieutenant-Governor George Arthur, for whom they compiled "eight valuable reports on the penal settlements of Macquarie Harbour and Port Arthur, the Aboriginal establishment on Flinders Island, the conditions of road-gangs, chain-gangs, assigned servants and their masters, and the Van Diemen's Land Co., with the result that some newspapers labelled them government spies. In New South Wales and its dependencies Governor Sir Richard Bourke encouraged similar work in 1835-37, and in three reports to him they described the penal settlements of Norfolk Island, Moreton Bay and Port Macquarie, and the Aboriginal station in Wellington Valley. Their reports were sent to London Friends and to the Colonial Office and used by reformers of prisons and Aboriginal settlements" (ADB). Backhouse and Walker left Australia in 1838, returning to England by way of South Africa. During his stay Backhouse also collected a valuable herbarium which he sent to Kew Gardens, as well as other plants and seeds which he sent to his nursery in York and to Hooker in Glasgow. "Hooker and William Harvey (1811?1866) recognized the value of Backhouse's botanical observations, naming a myrtaceous shrub Backhousia in 1845" (ODNB). "Recent historians have compared his work to that of other pioneering botanists who doubled as explorers, such as Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander" (Youngs, ed. Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century, p. 207). His Narrative "encompasses all aspects of geography and natural history, showing the depth of [the author's] powers of observation and interpretation, his social conscience and religious conviction, and a wry sense of humour" (Davis, "James Backhouse of York", in Archives of Natural History, 1989, p. 254).

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        An Act to amend the Law affecting transported Convicts with respect to Pardons and Tickets of Leave. (Cap. VII).

      London: George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1843. Printed bifolium, [109]-111, last blank, armorial letterhead, fine. An important Act defining the rights of convicts to property earned through their own labour. The penal system in Australia had long incorporated the Ticket-of-Leave system wherein convicts were granted the right to work for wages and so 'employ themselves for their own benefit'.The Act begins by limiting the powers of the Governor or Lieutenant-Governor (as in the case of Van Diemen's Land) to issue absolute or conditional pardons to transported felons. Remission of any sentence of transportation must henceforth be submitted to the Secretary of State for approval on behalf of the Crown. This legislation significantly reduced the power and autonomy of the Governor as final and independent arbiter of the destiny of convicts under his control.The third clause consolidates the law regarding the private property of convicts. Given that Ticket-of-Leave holders can acquire personal property, it is to be protected under the full power of the law 'notwithstanding his or her Conviction of Felony'. Thus the inalienable law of private property is formally extended to convicts who have legally acquired it. Interestingly, this clause defends the right of convicts in protecting their property if challenged in court on the basis of their past felonies. Notwithstanding, the system remains contingent upon good behaviour, for if the Ticket-of-Leave is revoked 'all property so acquired by any such Felon shall vest absolutely in Her Majesty, and shall be disposed of at the discretion of the Governor or Lieutenant Governor...'It is significant that property so defined in the Act excludes land (aside from a lease or tenancy agreement). Ownership of land was prohibited until any convict had received their pardon.

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        Letters to Friends in Connaught: Respectfully Addressed to Various Parties in that Province

      J Browne - 1843. Hardcover. 53pp. (i-iii), iv-xiv, 16-53. 14cm. John O' Connell MP, Repeal Inspector of Connaught. Ordered by the Association to be printed, 20th Februaury 1843. A very good copy, inscribed by T.M. Ray, Secretary the Loyal National Repeal Association, and presented to John A O'Neill of Bunowen Castle, 23rd December 1843. Beautifully bound in modern marbled boards, with leather label on front board. Keywords: History - Politics - Repeal Movement - Ireland, 1810 - 1847 - Letters, The Great Famine. First edition copy. . . . . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rialto

      1843. Decorativa veduta del Canal Grande, con i palazzi che si stringono intorno al famoso ponte. In primo piano gondole e barche con mercanzie

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        Le Hachych.

      Paris: Paulin, 1843. Octavo, ms. inscription on title; in the original printed yellow wrappers. Presentation copy of the very rare first edition of this utopian hymn to hashish.In the early 1840s the French psychiatrist Moreau had begun studying the possible therapeutic applications of hashish, in the process installing himself as purveyor to the famous Club des Hachichins, an elegant coterie presided over by author and dilettante Gautier. But it fell to the well-known surgeon and republican socialist Lallemand to write the first European work to use the drug as its basic plot device.The work purports to be a translation from an Arabic manuscript which the author has discovered in his cabin whilst sailing for Marseille. It veers between the sensational and the doctrinal, particularly in its fundamental conceit that hashish not only provides consolation for the present, but an intimation and aspect of the future.This copy is inscribed by Lallemand to "Monsieur Breton", in distinctive sepia ink, with a flourish that zig-zags across the word Hachych: this must be a deliberate echo of the closing lines of the novel: 'Il n'existe, d'ailleurs, d'autre trace de signature qu'un énorme zigzag allant jusqu'au bas de la page, et annoncant, selon toute apparence, un violent désir de s'étendre sur le matelas dont il a été parlé... '.The book had some success and was republished in 1848 almost identically, but with the extra title Révolutions Politiques et Sociales. A couple of dampstains in margins at start, worn at spine otherwise a fine copy.

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        A memoir of the construction, cost, and capacity of the Croton Acqueduct, compiled from official documents: together with an acount of the civic celebration [...]

      By Charles King. Edition originale, rare, ornée d'un vue au frontispice.binding By Charles King New-York 1843 In-4 (23x28,2cm) relié

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        Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland, as Administered in England and America; with Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Cohen 2555

      Charles C. Little & James Brown. First edition of the commentary whose substance was at the heart of 'Swift v. Tyson', decided the year before by a unanimous court whose opinion Story delivered, of commercial importance then central to this country; dedicated to Simon Greenleaf. Modern speckled calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, some foxing and browning, some chips to the upper margin of the last pages, else a good copy. Charles C. Little & James Brown, Boston, 1843.

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        A' Marosvasarhelyt 1829-be nyomtatott Arithemetika Elejének részint röviditett, reszint bovitett, általán jobbitott, 's tisztáltabb kiadása

      First edition Marosvasarhely: Kali Simon, 1843. An exceptionally fine copy, in the original boards, of Bolyai's work on the foundations of mathematics, and the last of the great works of Farkas Bolyai. It is in part based on the author's Az arithmethica eleje published in 1830 and on the second volume (the first volume being on geometry) of his magnum opus the Tentamen juventutem studiosam elementa matheseos purae, 1832-33, to which it frequently refers. This work enlarges and extends Bolyai's investigations into the principles of mathematics. Farkas Bolyai (1775-1856) was a close friend of Gauss and regarded by the latter as the only man who fully understood Gauss' metaphysics of mathematics. "He can be taken as a precursor of Gottlob Frege, Pasch, and Georg Cantor; but, as with many pioneers, he did not enjoy the credit that accrued to those that followed him" (DSB). He had worked on the parallel postulate and the possibilities of a non-Euclidean geometry from his earliest days as a mathematician in Göttingen, and had corresponded with Gauss on the subject, even sending him a manuscript entitled Theoria parallelarum, but it was his son János who was to achieve the breakthrough. The text refers frequently to Gauss and Lagrange, along with other mathematicians such as Maclaurin and Taylor. Bolyai began this work in 1829 but only a short introduction and an excerpt were printed (in 1830) because he was under pressure with preparing for publication the Tentamen. At the time when this work was published, Bolyai was in despair as neither his son Janos nor he himself had received any recognition. He desperately wrote to Gauss (January 18th, 1848): 'Some years ago I have published another attempt [the present work] in Hungarian but without any results - Mathematics does not grow in this "China".' Only one more letter to Gauss followed (February 6th 1853) before Bolyai's death in 1856. 8vo (207x123 mm), pp. xliv, 386, with two folding lithographed plates on blue paper, one with six folding slips with grey and pink wash colouring; some very occasional and light foxing, a very fine copy, entirely unrestored in original blue boards with paper label to spine. Very rare.

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        Practical Hints on Colour in Painting.

      London: John Carpenter, 1843. Quarto, eight handcoloured engraved plates; in original cloth-backed boards, paper titling label on front board. Fifth edition of this beautifully-produced but practical guide to colour in painting, which uses works by old masters such as Titian, Van Dyck and Rubens as a guide. Very good condition.

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        [Recherches diverses]

      1843-1874. ____ Recueil constitué par l'auteur pour sa fille, constitué de 22 tirés à part, de la plupart de ses travaux. Découvreur de la lécithine et pionnier de l'étude des constituants des tissus cérébraux, Théodore Nicolas Gobley (1811-1876) était professeur agrégé à l'Ecole de pharmacie et membre de l'Académie de Médecine. Ses travaux sur le jaune d'oeuf font de lui le découvreur de la classe des phospholipides; il est un précurseur dans la compréhension de l'analyse chimique du cerveau. Il a également étudié les champignons vénéneux, mené avec POISEUILLE des recherches physiologiques sur l'urée et publié des observations sur la vanilline. Gobley n'a jamais publié de livre. Ce recueil qui est précédé d'une table des matières de 4 pages constitue ses oeuvres. Le titre que nous donnons, "Recherches diverses" est celui doré sur le dos de la reliure. Un recueil semblable existe à l'University of North Carolina. Nous n'en avons pas trouvé d'autre conservé dans les bibliothèques. Provenance : Envoi signé de l'auteur, "A ma chère fille Laure, ton père dévoué". Bel exemplaire. DSB 5, 432. Mémoires contenus dans ce volume : *Notice sur l'élaïomètre, nouvel instrument d'essai pour les huiles d'olives, l'huile d'amandes douces et les huiles médicamenteuses. 1843.12 pp. *Application de l'élaïomètre à l'essai de l'huile d'amandes douces et des huiles medicamenteuses.1843. 4 pp. *Recherches chimiques sur le jaune d'oeuf. 1846.36 pp. *Rapport sur un mémoire ayant pour titre Recherches chimiques sur le jaune d'oeuf. Par M. Pelouze. 1846. 4 pp. *Recherches chimiques sur le jaune d'oeuf. Deuxième mémoire.1847.16 pp. *Sur le principe odorant des feuilles de faham. 1850. 4 pp. * Recherches chimiques sur les oeuf de carpe. 1850. 31 pp. * Recherches chimiques sur les oeuf de carpe. Rapport fait par MM. Guibourt, Chevalier, Gauthier de Claubry.1850. 10 pp. *Recherches chimiques sur la laitance de carpe. 1850. 16 pp. *Recherches chimiques sur la laitance de carpe. Rapport fait par MM. Guibourt, Chevalier, Gauthier de Claubry.1850. 6 pp. *Recherches sur la présence de l'arsenic. 1848.16 pp. *Recherches chimiques sur les materières grasses du sang veineux de l'homme suivi du rapport fait à l'Académie par un commision composée de MM. Caventou, Chevalier, et Le Canu. (Paris, 1852).16 pp. 3 pp. *Recherches chimiques sur les champignons vénéneux.1856.12 pp. *Recherches chimiques sur les champignons vénéneux. Rapport fait par MM. Grisolle et Chevalier.1856.5 pp. *Recherches sur la nature chimique et les propriétès des matières grasses contenues dans la bile (Paris, 1856.) 11 pp. *Essais analytiques sur le liquide lactiforme de Mm. Gaudin et Choumara. 1856. 7 pp. *Recherches chimiques sur le limaçon de vigne. 1858. 11 pp. *Recherches sur le principe odorant de la vanille. 1858 .8 pp. *Recherches physiologiques sur l'urée, par M. Poiseuille et M. Gobley. 1859. 4 pp. *Recherches chimiques sur la racine de kawa. 1860. 8 pp. *Examen chimique d'un calcul biliaire. 1861.8 pp. *Recherches sur la poterie d'étain et les étamages. Rapport sur une note présentée par M. J. Jeannel. (Paris, 1868). 16 pp. *Recherches de matière médicale. Rapport sur les substances offertes à la société de pharmacie par M. Williams Procter. (Paris, 1869). 24 pp. *De l'action de l'ammoniaque sur la lécithine.1870.4pp *Allocution prononcée a l'Académie de médecine, Dans la discussion de l'ergot de seigle.1872. 4 pp. *Allocution prononcée a l'Académie de médecine, Sur le role du phosphore et des phosphates dans la putréfaction.1874. 4 pp. *Sur la lécithine et la cérébrine. 1874.8 pp. *Recherches chimiques sur le cerveau de l'homme. 1874. 11 pp. *Sur la herniarine ou principe odorant de la turquette. 1874*****. In-8. [208 x 130 mm] Collation : Demi-basane rouge à coins, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        China In A Series of Views, Displaying The Scenery, Architecture And Social Habits, Of That Ancient Empire.

      London. Fisher, Son & Co. 1843). 4 volumes. 4 engraved vignette title-pages, 124 black and white tissue guarded engravings after drawings by Thomas Allom. Volume I 96pp; Volume II 72pp; Volume III 68pp; Volume IV 56pp; all edges gilt. Bound in highly decorative gilt red cloth bindings. Cloth damaged with a little loss at head and tail of spines on all volumes. 3cm loss of cloth at head, a smaller section at tail and in another small place on the spine of volume II. Vignette titlepages foxed in places but generally the plates and text is very clean. The gilt decoration is bright and in good condition. An attractive set. Very popular at the time of publication, this work ran to a number of editions to satisfy the demand which extended throughout Europe. The that there was a market for an abridged German edition in 12 parts (with slightly smaller plates) shortly after the English edition is an example of just how popular it was!The majority of the views in these volumes not surprisingly show southern China, including images of Hong Kong, Canton and Macao, reflecting the limited British access to China at the time. However there are also some images and description of Peking, Nanking and Jehol where Sir George Staunton's Embassy to China had travelled.The text of these volumes is by the Reverend G.N. Wright, who in common with Thomas Allom whose images illustrate this volume, had never been to China. Wright's text, drawn from his research on China performed at the British Library, is descriptive and easy to read though, not surprisingly, in keeping with the times as far as attitudes to race and culture. Allom did as Wright had done with his text and drew upon a number of other sources for his images.These volumes give a valuable insight into the attitudes towards China in the early 19th century and were very influential in their day. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 155813).

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        Nouveaux éléments complets de la science et de l'art du dentiste. Suivis d'une notice historique et chronologique des travaux imprimés sur l'art du dentiste depuis Hippocrate jusqu'à nous, contenant plus de cent noms qui ne sont indiqués dans aucune notice publiée à ce sujet.

      Paris, Labé, 1843. ____ Première édition. Rare. Importante bibliographie classée par ordre chronologique in-fine. Exemplaire magnifiquement relié, avec un grand décor doré sur les plats. Rousseurs assez fortes comme dans tous les exemplaires que nous avons vus. Provenance : Henri Godet, D. M. P., nom doré en queue du dos. ***** First edition. Beautifully bound in full red morocco. 2 tomes grand in-8. [253 x 163 mm] Collation : (4), XXVIII, 372 / (4), pp. 373 à 839. Chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, plats ornés d'un décor doré, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Die jüdischen Gauner in Deutschland, ihre Taktik, ihre Eigenthümlichkeiten und ihre Sprache, nebst ausführlichen Nachrichten über die in Deutschland und an dessen Grenzen sich aufhaltenden berüchtigsten jüdischen Gauner

      Auf Kosten Des Verfassers / C. Reimarus, Berlin 1842/1843 - Noch Titel: "Nach Kriminalakten und sonstigen zuverlässigen quellen bearbeitet und zunächst praktischen criminal-und Polizeibeamten gewidmet". ZWEI BÄNDE, VOLLSTÄNDIG. Zwei pappbezogene Hartkartoneinbände, Efalinecken (Efalin: Strapazierfähiges Feinleinenpapier aus sehr festen Zellstoffen, das sich sehr gut als Einbandmaterial für Bücher eignet. Efalin ist nicht nur schmutzunempfindlich, kratz- und stoßfest, es lässt sich auch hervorragend prägen und ist bestens für den Druck detaillierter Motive geeignet), Efalinrücken mit handgeschriebenen montierten Rückenschildchen, solide und ordentlich trotz Abriebsspuren. Buchschnitt rundum marmoriert. Papier gelegentlich sanft stockfleckig. +++ ERSTER BAND: Zweite Auflage, 1842. VIII, 328 Seiten, inklusive Wörterbuch (letzte 106 Seiten). +++ ZWEITER BAND: Erste Auflage 1843. Vorwort, 364 Seiten. Die Seiten 86 bis zum Schluss enthalten die Portraits und Lebensläufe der sogenannten Gauner.+++ Eine wahre Rarität, eine Schrift aus der Lebenszeit von Heinrich Heine, die uns daran erinnert, dass die Judenfeindlichkeit ein sehr altes Phänomen ist (seit etwa 2500 Jahren) und die dunkelsten Stunden der Geschichte Europas immer prägen wird. +++ 13,5 x 22 cm, 800g +++ Stichwörter: Judenfeindlichkeit Antisemitismus Judaica Kulturgeschichte Verleumdung Kriminalistik Diskriminierung Polizeigeschichte Straftaten Reportage Sensationspresse Gewicht in Gramm: 800

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        Théatre Choisi... Précédé d'une Introduction par Ch. Nodier, et Illustré par des Notices Littéraires Dues a ses Amis, Membres de L'institut, de l'Académie Française, et Autres Hommes de Lettres. Avec le Portrait de L'Auteur, Gravé sur Acier par Bosselmann, d'Après Madame Cheradame...

      Paris; Nancy: Tresse; Chez L'Auteur, 1841-1843. 4 volumes. Octavo. Quarter dark green leather with marbled boards, raised bands on spine with titling gilt. With named cast lists. Each piece is preceded by preliminary material including notes on the particular work, texts of associated documents, contemporary reviews, etc. Includes contributiions by Paul Lacroix, Pujoulx, Elise Voïart, Vaulabelle, Amable Tastu, and commentary on the Opéra comique by Sedaine. Contains Pixérécourt's melodramas and several opéras-comique, as follows (composers noted in brackets, where known): Vol. 1: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (frontispiece portrait of the author engraved by Busselmann after Madame Cheradame), 1f. (title), xc, 509, [i] pp. Contains Coelina (Quaisain); Le Pèlerin Blanc; L'Homme a Trois Visages; La Femme a Deux Maris; Les Mines de Pologne; Tékéli. All set to music by Gérardin-Lacour except Coelina. Vol. 2: 1f. (half-title, 1f. (title)l, xxviii, 674 pp. Contains Maures d'Espagne (Gérardin-Lacour); La Forteresse du Danube (Bianchi); Robinson Crusoé (Piccini); L'Ange Tutélaire (Piccini); La Citerne (Piccini); La Rose Blanche (Gaveaux); Marguerite d'Anjou (Gérardin-Lacour). Vol. 3: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), 626, [i] pp. + folding plate between pp. 210-211. Contains Les Ruines de Babylone (Gérardin-Lacour); Le Chien de Montargis (Piccinni); Charles-Le-Téméraire (Piccinni); Christophe Colomb (Darondeau); Monastère Abandonné (Piccinni); Le Belvéder (Quaisain and Adrien); Une Visite de Mme de la Vallière (unattributed). Pp. 23-26 detached. Vol. 4: 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title), cxci, 516, [i] pp. + folding plate between pp. liv and lv. Contains Esquisses et Fragments de Voyages; La Fille de l'Exilé (Piccini); Valentine (Piccini); L'Évasion de Marie Stuart (Darondeau); La Tête de Mort (Piccini); Latude (Piccini); Dernières Réflexions de l'Auteur sur le Mélodrame; Quelques Réflexions Inédites de Sedaine sur l'Opéra Comique. Pp. 233-240 bound in between pp. 248 and 249; occasional mis-pagination. Slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Minor foxing and creasing; small tears; scattered annotations in pink and blue ink. First collected edition. Scarce. Dubbed 'the Corneille of the Boulevards', Pixérécourt was practically the inventor, and certainly the codifier, of the popular French stage form mélodrame. Noted for its stock characters, complex plots, sensationalism, startling coups de théâtre, scenic virtuosity and a strongly moral outlook, the mélodrame flourished in the early decades of the 19th century. Pixérécourt built a catalogue of nearly 60 such plays, beginning in 1798 with Victor, ou L'enfant de la forêt (originally intended as an opéra comique), developing an international reputation. He also wrote comedies, tragedies, vaudevilles, féeries, pantomimes and the librettos of some 21 opéras comiques... He certainly was not ignorant of the dramatic potential of music, for he worked a great deal of it into his melodramas. His most frequent collaborators in that genre were Louis Alexandre Piccinni and Adrien Quaisain. In both dramas and librettos he saw himself as a successor of Sedaine... Though Pixérécourt's melodramas are best known for the influence they exercised on Romantic drama, they were no less influential on the genre that came to be known as French grand opera." Karin Pendle in Grove Music Online....

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        ???? Painting of Ink War...

      (Late Edo?). Two charming humorous coloured ink and watercolour paintings depicting an "ink war". Two paintings on two joined sheets, 38.5 x 164cm. Handscroll extended including decorative silk borders and wooden rollers 38.5 x 210cm. Light damp stain approximately 4 x 4.5cm in three places along upper edge, occasional light soiling but otherwise good. This delightful handscroll featuring paintings of two groups of Japanese aristocrats very actively fighting against each other reflects a Japanese comic tradition of painting that goes back over a thousand years. The images show the aristocrats splashing ink at each other with long-handled brushes. One even uses a rather ingenious ink pump to propel the ink some distance directly into the face of his "enemy"! Full of energy and humour this is a delightful piece.As mentioned above the "ink wars" paintings have a long history in Japan. The most notable example is the Ch?j? jinbutsu giga ?????? [Caricatures of Frolic Birds, Animals, and humans] scroll painted in the 12th century and now in the collection of the K?zan-ji Temple. It is said that during the 8th century in the Nara period the emperor ordered his aristocrats to play with ink. The emperor called this event an "ink fight" and he had a Tosa School artist paint the scene. In 1843 Utagawa Kuniyoshi inspired by the Tosa School artist again used this motif as did Kawanabe Ky?sai ???? a little later.This scroll has no signature or date and as the style is unique it cannot be attributed to any school however it appears that this delightful "ink war" was probably painted in the Late Edo period. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157026)....

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

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

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        De l'influence curative du climat de Pau et des eaux minérales des Pyrénées, sur les maladies, contenant des notices descriptives sur la géologie, la botanique, l'histoire naturelle, les exercices des montagnes, les antiquités locales, la topographie des Pyrénées, et leurs principaux établissements thermaux.

      Pau, Vignancour, 1843. ____ Première édition française. Cet ouvrage historique, médical et touristique contribua largement à la notoriété des Pyrénées durant le XIXe siècle. Exemplaire somptueusement relié pour Louis d'Orléans, duc de Nemours (son cachet sur le faux-titre). Second fils de Louis-Philippe, il séjourna plusieurs fois dans les Pyrénées et fit le premier l'ascension du Pic Long, puis celle du Cylindre du Marboré. "Le vainqueur oublié du Pic-Long ne se contente pas de cette victoire, quelques jours plus tard, il gravit une autre cime vierge, le Cylindre du Marboré ! Deux "premières" princières. ... Le duc de Nemours gravi cinq sommets de plus de trois mille, dont deux cimes vierges, sans parler d'un grand nombre de pics intermédiaires. N'aurait-il pas mérité le bon prince, d'être placé aux premiers rangs des vrais pyrénéistes de son temps ? bien au dessus de Chaussenque, cependant très connu, aux côté de Franqueville ou de Platon de Tchiatcheff, les vainqueurs du Néthou ? Mais qui, dans le monde oublieux des "gravisseurs" de cimes, songe encore au duc de Nemours ? et n'est-il pas quelque peu mélancolique de constater que de tous les conquérants de la montagne, le plus modeste, et le plus oublié, est le fils d'un Roi..." P. de Gorsse, Ombres dans le Cirque p. 71. Labarère II, 1572. Très bel exemplaire. Un bibliophile émérite m'a signalé que Pierre Caillau-Lamicq possédait un exemplaire de cet ouvrage qu'il croyait, bien que sans marque de provenance, avoir été celui du Duc de Nemours. Notre exemplaire vient infirmer cette hypothèse. *****. In-8. [214 x 128 mm] Collation : (6), 457 pp., 1 carte hors-texte. Chagrin bleu marine, dos orné d'un décor romantique, large dentelle d'encadrement sur les plats, tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Du suc gastrique et de son rôle dans la nutrition. I. - Des membranes muqueuses aux différents âges de la vie. II. - Du traitement de l'hydrocéphalite aigue. III. - Quel est le traitement qui convient aux anévrysmes de l'artère axillaire ? Quels sont les cas qui réclament la ligature de cette artère ? IV. - Des ventouses et de leur théorie.

      Paris, Rignoux, 1843. ____ Première édition. Thèse de Claude Bernard pour le doctorat en médecine, soutenue le 7 décembre 1843. Envoi manuscrit sur la couverture imprimée; le nom du destinataire a été malheureusement déchiré : "A Monsieur ... de la part de l'auteur". "Bernard showed that if sucrose is injected directly into the blood it is eliminated by the kidneys while glucose is retained, and that gastric juice transforms sucrose into assimilable sugar. This includes a history of research on digestion from 1750-1848." Garrison-Morton 992.3. Norman 198. ***** First edition. The very rare Claude Bernard's thesis. "He showed that if sucrose is injected directly into the blood it is eliminated by the kidneys while glucose is retained, and that gastric juice transforms sucrose into assimilable sugar. This includes a history of research on digestion from 1750-1848." Inscribed by the author. In-4. [255 x 197 mm] Collation : 34, (2) pp. Broché, couverture imprimée, dans un emboîtage moderne de maroquin rouge.

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        Les Burgraves

      E. Michaud. Original edition.Binding to bradel half percaline blue-gray with corners, back smoothes decorated with a stylized floral motif gold, when gold and double tail thread, as an exhibit with marine sorrow a little lack angular head, marbled paper dishes , preserved covers, binding signed Champs.Signed autograph of the author to his friend the literary critic Henri Trianon.Origins: Morizet of libraries, Raymond Boueil with his bookplate engraved, Maurice Escoffier (The Romantic Movement No. 1557), Robert Schumann with his handwritten initials (1965, No. 207) and Philippe Zoummerouff (2001, No. 62).Small handwritten correction on the first page of the introduction, some spots on title pages and half-title. E. Michaud Paris 1843 14,5x23,5cm relié

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

      London: Henry Colburn, 1843. 2 volumes. xxxvii+[2]+387+[8 ad] pages with frontispiece, woodcuts in text and 7 steel-engraved plates; vi+[2]+474 pages with frontispiece, woodcuts in texts and 10 steel-engraved plates. Royal octavo (9¼x5½") in publisher's original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt covers decorative blind stamped. First Edition.In 1825, Edward Belcher accompanied Frederick William Beechey's expedition to the Pacific and Bering Strait as a surveyor. In 1836. he commanded a surveying ship on the north and west coasts of Africa and in the British seas. Belcher took up the work which Beechey had left unfinished on the Pacific coast of South America. He was on board the bomb vessel HMS Sulphur, which was ordered to return to England in 1839 by the Trans-Pacific route. Belcher made various observations at a number of islands which he visited, having been delayed by being dispatched to take part in the war in China in 1840. On 26 January 1841, the then Commander Belcher landed on Possession Point at the north shore Hong Kong Island and made the first British survey of Hong Kong harbor. After the war's end in 1842 he reached home and for his services was made a Knight Bachelor in the following year. He was then engaged in HMS Samarang, in surveying work in the East Indies, the Philippines, Geomun-do (Port Hamilton) and other places, until 1847. In 1852 Belcher led the last and largest Admiralty expedition to rescue Sir John Franklin. He was also to look for his former surveying officer in Hong Kong, Richard Collinson, and Robert McClure, whose ships had not been seen after entering the Bering Strait. He did a great deal of sledge exploration, rescued McClure and abandoned four of his five ships in the ice. He had five ships: Assistance (Belcher), Resolute (Henry Kellett, second mate George Nares), the steam tenders Pioneer(Sherard Osborn) and Intrepid (Leopold McClintock) and the depot ship North Star (William Pullen). Belcher and one tender were to enter Wellington Channel, where Franklin was thought to be, while Kellett was to go west to Melville Island and look for Collinson and McClure. North Star was to stay at Beechey Island as a supply base. He left the Nore in April 1850. By early winter Assistanceand Pioneer were frozen in at Northumberland Sound to the north of Wellington Channel while Resolute and Intrepid were frozen in off Melville Island (Arctic)—the first ships this far west since William Edward Parry in 1819. A great deal of exploration was done by man-hauled sledges. In April 1853 Leopold McClintock and others left the Resolute on sledges and returned 105 days later, having covered 1,400 miles and discovered Prince Patrick Island. Another party went west and discovered Robert McClure, whose ship was frozen in at Mercy Bay. Belcher went north by sledge and found a channel at the northern tip of Devon Island, hinting that Franklin might have used it to escape to Baffin Bay. When the ice broke up that summer, he pushed his ships up Wellington Channel and became trapped again. By February 1854 Belcher was becoming increasingly worried about the safety of his ships and men. In April he ordered Kellett to abandon his ships and return by sledge to North Star. Belcher abandoned his two ships in late July. Aided by two ships that showed up at Beechey Island (Phoenix and Breadalbane), the whole party returned to England. Belcher went through a court martial, which was automatic for any captain who had lost a ship. He was exonerated, but his sword was returned to him 'without observation'. He never again received an active command. Curiously Resolute broke free of the ice and drifted all the way to Davis Strait, where it was picked up by an American whaler.Condition:Some staining and wear to covers, spines a bit faded, ends chipped and worn, rear joint of Vol. I with chipping and loss; hinges repaired at endpapers, some light foxing and occasional mostly marginal damp staining within, the three folding maps which should be loose in a pocket not present; overall good, uncommon in the original cloth.

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         Les Burgraves

      Paris, E. Michaud, éditeur, 1843, in 8°, de XXIX-1f. 188pp 2ff., demi-maroquin prune époque, dos lisse orné, couv. cons. avec petits manques aux coins, (P. R. Raparlier). petite restauration en marge du fx-titre sinon bel exemplaire grand de marge avec un ex-dono à l'actrice de la pièce Melle Garique (rôle de Gorlois) " à Mademoiselle Garique, Hommage de l'auteur" (de la main d'un secrétaire) Edition original du tout premier tirage, sans mention fictive. Ce drame d'Hugo représenté à la Comédie-Française en mars 1843, fut un échec et mit fin au drame romantique. La cabale, montée par les adversaires du romantisme groupés autour de Ponsard, finit par l'emporter après 33 représentations. Les autres pièces d'Hugo ne furent plus jouées de son vivant. Malgré l'insuccès de cette pièce, Balzac la considérait comme une oeuvre de premier ordre et il la soutint ¶ Carteret, I, 414.

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        Du suc gastrique et se son rôle dans la nutrition.

      Paris: Rignoux, 1843. First edition, very rare inscribed presentation copy, of Claude Bernard’s doctoral thesis on the gastric juice and the process of digestion, which he defended on 7 December 1843. Although Bernard never practiced medicine, his thesis “was a work both useful to medicine and dedicated to pure science, since it furnished new facts on gastric digestion and the transformations of carbohydrates in the animal organism” (DSB). “Bernard’s doctoral thesis on the gastric juice published the first results of his experiments on the artificial ingestion of food substances. It linked two important discoveries: first, that when sucrose (a complex sugar) is injected into the bloodstream, it is eliminated in the urine, while injected glucose (a simple sugar) is retained in the organism; and second, that gastric juice transforms sucrose into physiologically usable sugar; i.e. one that, when injected, is not eliminated” (Norman). “As much through concrete discoveries as through the creation of new concepts, the work of Claude Bernard constitutes the founding of modern experimental physiology. His scientific career started with two series of precise and well delimited researches: on the one hand, the chemical and physiological study of gastric digestion, and on the other, experimental sections of nerves” (DSB). ABPC/RBH record only two copies sold in the last 75 years, that of Haskell Norman copy being the only presentation copy.</p> <p><em>Provenance</em>: Inscribed by Bernard on upper wrapper to “Professor Payen en homage respectueux.” The recipient is probably Anselme Payen (1795-1878), French chemist known for discovering the enzyme diastase and the carbohydrate cellulose. Payen became a professor at the École Centrale, Paris, in 1835 and in 1839 he was elected professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers. He became a member of the Académie des Sciences in 1842.</p> <p>A protégé of Pierre Rayer (1793-1867), Bernard worked at the Charité and in 1839 was an intern under François Magendie (1783-1855) at the Hôtel-Dieu. What he admired in Magendie was not so much the clinician as the physiologist, the bold experimenter, and the aggressive sceptic. It was in Magendie's laboratory at the Collège de France that Bernard, even before the end of his clinical studies, discovered his real vocation: physiological experimentation.</p> <p>From 1841 to December 1844 Bernard worked as préparateur to Magendie at the Collège de France, assisting him in experiments concerning the physiology of nerves, especially the problem of "recurrent sensitivity" of the spinal nerve roots, the cerebrospinal fluid, the question of the seat of oxidation in the body of horses (by important experiments with cardiac catheterisation), and the physiology of digestion.</p> <p>In order to carry out his own research, Bernard installed a very modest private laboratory in the Cour du Commerce de Saint-André-des-Arts. He also made use of the adjoining laboratory of Théophile Pelouze (1807-1867), where he enjoyed the intelligent help of his friend Charles-Louis Barreswil.</p> <p>It was Magendie who taught Bernard to use animal vivisection as the principal means of medical research and to be suspicious of generally accepted theories and doctrines. Magendie noticed Bernard's skilful dissections, but his gruff manner disheartened the student, and Bernard almost resigned himself to settling in Beaujolais in a country practice. Fortunately Rayer gave him new hope, and Magendie took him on as a research assistant. The two worked together from 1839 to 1844.</p> <p>“In May 1843, [Bernard] published his first communication, “Recherches anatomiques et physiologiques sur la corde du tympan, pur server à l’histoire de l’hémiplégie faciale,” followed, in December of the same year, by his “Thèse pour le Doctorat en médicine” having for title “Du suc gastrique et se son rôle dans la nutrition” …</p> <p>“The thesis on the gastric juice was the first of a long series of investigations; it was the first step in an enquiry which before long led him to the discovery of the glycogenic function of the liver. The main result made known in the thesis was that while cane sugar injected directly into the veins readily appeared in the urine, this did not occur when the cane sugar, previous to the injection, had been subjected to the influence of the gastric juice. He inferred that cane sugar as such in the blood was unsuitable for the nutrition of the tissues, and was consequently cast out, but that by the influence of gastric juice it was so modified as to become suitable, and in that condition was retained and utilised. In this simple result lay the germ of much of what was to come afterwards. The paper is also interesting as containing the record of the experiment which has hitherto become classical, of the simultaneous injection of potassium ferrocyanide, and ferrous sulphate, by which he showed that the acid of gastric juice makes its appearance on the surface and not in the depths of the gastric glands.</p> <p>“These two researches in a way illustrate, when put together, the main idea which governed almost the entire course of Bernard’s labours. The action of the nervous system on the chemical changes which constitute the basis of nutrition, was a problem always present in his mind, and on which he attempted to solve on the one hand by experimental investigations on nerves, and on the other by direct chemical researches; he was almost always busy with the one or the other, and happy when he was employing the two methods at the same time and in concert” (Foster, <em>Claude Bernard</em>, pp. 44-7).</p> <p>Claude Bernard (1813<u>-78</u>) is “known chiefly for his discoveries concerning the role of the pancreas in digestion, the glycogenic function of the liver, and the regulation of the blood supply by the vasomotor nerves. On a broader stage, Bernard played a role in establishing the principles of experimentation in the life sciences, advancing beyond the vitalism and indeterminism of earlier physiologists to become one of the founders of experimental medicine. His most <a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seminal">seminal</a> contribution was his concept of the internal <a href="https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/environment">environment</a> of the organism, which led to the present understanding of homeostasis—<em>i.e.,</em> the self-regulation of vital processes” (Britannica).</p> <p>The present separate printing of Bernard’s thesis precedes its journal appearance (<em>Gazette médicale de Paris</em>, t. 12, 1844, no II (18 mars 1844), p. 165-172).</p> <p>Garrison-Morton 992.3; Norman 197; Waller 950; Wellcome II, p. 151. 4to (257 x 200 mm), pp [1-7] 8-34 [2:blank]. Later vellum-backed boards, with the original wrappers preserved (some occasional light foxing).

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        The Great Aerial Navigator, or Atmospheric Machine! Under the superintendence of the "Aerial Conveyance Company," for the conveying of passengers, troops and government despatches to India and China, in the short space of five days, by means of a new improved system of "aerial navigation" adapted also to proceed on water or land, and can be used as a most destructive instrument of war ...'

      Vickers. 1843 Single sheet folio broadside with central woodcut illus. beneath title. Approx. 37.5 x 50cm. Mounted on cream card. v.g.Not in the BM print collection, not recorded on Copac or OCLC. A wonderful broadside satirising the Victorian fixation with air travel and the remarkable if implausible designs for accomplishing success; this one, by an anonymous 'inventor', is accompanied with a key explaining 'the most extraordinary invention of modern times'. It includes a mechanical eagle with smoke released through its mouth, a telegraph, parachutes, a boat 'in the Chinese style', and eight paddles that act as fans whilst in the air or actual paddles when in water. The explanatory text is concluded with a letter from the inventor to 'Her Majesty's Ministers': 'Placed at the head of a great nation, I call on you to avail yourselves of my invention

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        The Deerslayer. A Tale A Tale.

      London, Richard Bentley. 1843. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION. With a preface by the author. Issued as part of 'Bentley's Standard Novels'. 12mo, with engraved frontispiece and title page, bound in publisher's purple vertical-ribbed cloth, title in gilt to spine, covers tooled in blind, yellow coated endpapers with printed advertisements. A clean copy in the original cloth; apart from some gentle sunning to cloth, this is an exceptionally fine copy. This novel introduces Natty Bumppo as "Deerslayer", a young frontiersman in early 18th-century New York.

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        A Collection of the Five Christmas Books, in nineteenth-century full crushed morocco.

      1843-48 1. A Christmas Carol. FIRST EDITION, 1st issue (Stave I). Chapman & Hall. Half title, hand-coloured front. & three plates by John Leech. 1843. 2. The Chimes. FIRST EDITION, 1st issue. Chapman & Hall. Half title, front., engr. title (first state) & illus. by Maclise, Doyle, Leech and Stanfield, initial ad. leaf. 1845. 3. The Cricket on the Hearth. FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue. Printed and published for the Author, by Bradbury & Evans. Front., engr. title, and illus. by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech, final ad. leaf in the second state. 1846. 4. The Battle of Life. FIRST EDITION, 4th issue. Bradbury & Evans. Illus. by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech, final ad. leaf. 5. The Haunted Man and the Ghost&apos;s Bargain. FIRST EDITION. Bradbury & Evans. Front., engr. title & illus. by Tenniel, Stanfield, Stone and Leech, initial ad. leaf. Uniform full brown crushed morocco by Tout, spines gilt in compartments, gilt borders & dentelles, floral ornaments in each corner. a.e.gA v.g. handsome set.Smith II 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9.

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        Personal Narrative of the Campaigns in Afghanistan, Sinde, Beloochistan, etc. 'Personal Narrative of the Campaigns in Afghanistan, Sinde, Beloochistan, etc. Detailed in a Series of Letters of the Late Colonel William H. Dennie, C.B., Junior Lieut-Col. of Her Majesty's 13th Light Infantry Regiment. Aid-de-camp to the Queen. With an Appendix, Containing Colonel Dennie's Correspondence with Lord Keane, Sir Henry Fane, etc. Compiled and Arranged by William E. Steele, M.D., with a Map.'

      Dublin: William Curry, Jun. and Company. London: Longman, Brown, and Company. 1843. FIRST EDITION. Foolscap otavo, pp.221. Bound in dark green publisher's cloth with gilt lettering to spine, yellow endpapers. Wide blind border and large blind floral design adorning front and rear boards, blind armorial tooling to spine. Bookplate of T.L. Malsie to pastedown with crest and motto 'Aide toi, le ciel t'aidera' ('Help yourself, and Heaven will help you') associated with French politician Adolphe Thiers. Bookplate of Philip Kamil to flyleaf with camel illustration. Detailed advertisement for a publication of Captain William Siborne's 'History of the War in France and Belgium in 1815' bound in at front of book, in addition to a folding map of Afghanistan. Cloth boards in very good condition, small marks to front board, very minor discolouration along joints of spine, pages remain largely untrimmed, text block clean excepting some spotting toward first and final leaves, corners a little bumped. Overall, an attractive copy.

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        Mappa Coelestis sive Tabulae Quinque inerrantium septimum ordinem non excedentium et usque ad XXX gradum decl. Austr. Pertinentium quas pro medio Seculo XIX stereographice construxit

      Leipzig: K. F. Köhler, 1843. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Imperial folio. Large oblong folio (597x664 mm). 3 unnumbered leaves including typographic title and dedication page, 5 engraved star charts printed in black and red after Schwinck by C. E. Weber. Marginal soiling and repaired central vertical crease to title-page, text and plates, plates 3-5 with small tear repaired in lower margin, plate 5 also with repair to upper left corner of margin, verso of plate soiled. Modern quarter black morocco gilt, marbled boards, original printed label laid down on upper cover; label torn with some marginal loss, some soiling, and with later nineteenth-century inscription, green endpapers. Provenance: Gerald F. Fitzgerald; Bibliothek der königl. Haupt-Cadetten-Anstalt Lichtenfelde, Berlin (red ink stamp to title). A fine copy of a rare star atlas. ----First edition of Schwinck's rare star atlas, dedicated to the German astronomer F. W. Bessel, who advised Schwinck on this work. rare nineteenth-century star atlas. Schwinck's atlas was designed for professional use rather than as a popular atlas. It comprises stars down to seventh magnitude. The finely drawn star constellations are printed in brown color. Near Fine.

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