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        Christmas Books

      , 1843. 1843. DICKENS, Charles. The Christmas Books. London: Chapman and Hall, 1843-48. Together, five volumes. Small octavo, original rose and red cloths (Carol is expertly rebacked with original spine laid down), gilt-decorated covers and spines, all edges gilt. Housed in custom chemises and slipcase. $28,000.First editions of all five of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books

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        Works of Beaumont and Fletcher

      1843. BEAUMONT, Francis, and FLETCHER, John. The Works of Beaumont & Fletcher; the Text formed from a New Collation of the Early Editions. London: Edward Moxon, 1843-46. Eleven volumes. Octavo, early 20th-century full maroon straight-grain calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines and corners, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; housed in custom cloth slipcases. $3800.Later edition of the collected works of these contemporaries of Shakespeare, beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf.The playwrights Beaumont and Fletcher were regarded in their time as two men so closely in harmony as to constitute one mind: ""Beaumont bringing the ballast of judgment, Fletcher the sail of phantasy … He who has not perused Beaumont and Fletcher can have no complete idea of the riches of English poetry"" (Allibone, I:150-51). With notes and a biographical memoir by Rev. Alexander Dyce and frontispiece portraits in Volumes I and II. Bookplates.Interiors fine; minor expert repairs to a few joints and headcaps. A beautiful set.

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        Christmas Books

      1843. DICKENS, Charles. The Christmas Books. London: Chapman and Hall, 1843-48. Together, five volumes. Small octavo, original rose and red cloths (Carol is expertly rebacked with original spine laid down), gilt-decorated covers and spines, all edges gilt. Housed in custom chemises and slipcase. $28,000.First editions of all five of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books—chief among them a first issue of his immortal Christmas Carol, the veritable ""Bible of Christmas""—illustrated with 63 engravings, four in color, by Leech, Maclise, Stanfield, Doyle and Landseer, all books in the original gilt-decorated cloth. A lovely set.A Christmas Carol ""may readily be called the Bible of Christmas… It was issued about ten days before Christmas, 1843, and 6000 copies were sold on the first day… the number of reprintings have been so many that all attempts at the figures have been futile. Altogether 24 editions were issued in the original format"" (Eckel, 110). ""It was a work written at the height of Dickens' great powers, which would add to his considerable fame, bring a new work to the English language, increase the festivities at Christmastime, and contain his most eloquent protest at the condition of the poor"" (John Mortimer). ""Suddenly conceived and written within a few weeks, [A Christmas Carol] was the first of Dickens' Christmas books (a new literary genre thus created incidentally)… it was an extraordinary achievement—the one great Christmas myth of modern literature."" The publication history of A Christmas Carol is bibliographically complex. ""Dickens decided to publish the book himself… He wanted the Carol to be a beautiful gift book and took pride in its development. He stipulated the following requirements: a fancy binding, blind-stamped, with gilding on the spine and front cover; all edges gilded; four full-page hand-colored etchings; half title and title pages printed in colors of bright red and green; and hand-colored green endpapers to match the green title page… However, in examining printed copies prior to publication, Dickens was disappointed with the appearance of the green titles, which turned drab, and the hand-colored green endpapers, which dusted off and smudged, and had the title page changed to red and blue, the half title to blue, the date on the title page changed from 1844 to 1843, and the endpapers changed to yellow, which did not require hand work. Dickens' changes were completed by December 17… Since Dickens' instructions to discontinue the unsatisfactory titles and endpapers were received at the press before publication, at a time when there were on hand different quantities of endpapers, title pages, and sheets of printed text already produced, many copies are found with a mixture of features"" (Gimbel A79). A Christmas Carol is from the first issue, with uncorrected text (""Stave I"" as the first chapter heading), the red-and-blue title page dated 1843, the half title printed in blue, and light green endpapers. (First-issue copies appear with either yellow or green endpapers, no priority established.) Binding matches Todd's first impression, first issue, with the smallest interval between blindstamped border and gilt wreath equal to 14-15 mm, and with the ""D"" in ""Dickens"" unbroken (Smith II:4). First edition of The Chimes, with the first state of the engraved title page (publisher's imprint is engraved within the title vignette); first edition of The Cricket on the Hearth, with second state of advertising leaf at rear (headed ""New Edition of Oliver Twist""); first edition of The Battle of Life, with vignette title page in the fourth state (subtitled ""A Love Story"" on a scroll carried by an angel and without publisher's imprint); first edition of The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain. All advertisements present, as issued.Dickens followed A Christmas Carol's tremendous success with four more Christmas books. In each book, he deftly develops the themes of the first, ideals that have consequently become inseparable from the holiday itself: love and redemption, charity and mercy. First edition, first issue of The Chimes, with publisher's imprint above the bottom of the cloud and part of the engraved title vignette; first edition of The Cricket on the Hearth, with first state of advertising leaf at rear; first edition of The Battle of Life with vignette title page in scarce second state, with the subtitle ""A Love Story"" on a scroll not carried by an angel and publisher's imprint present; first edition of The Haunted Man. Eckel, 110-125. Smith II: 4-6, 8-9. Owner signature on front fee endpaper of Carol, bookplate in Chimes, dealer ticket in Cricket; contemporary gift inscription in Haunted Man.All volumes with gilt bright and fresh. A Christmas Carol with fine interior, expert restoration to corners. Chimes and Battle of Life with minor expert restoration to spine ends. Haunted Man and Cricket on the Hearth both in fine condition.

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        Oeffentliche Sanit

      Lemberg, Millikowski 1843 - X, [8] Pr

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        Abbildungen zu Oken s allgemeiner Naturgeschichte f

      Stuttgart, Hoffmann sche Buchhandlung 1843 - Folio 29 x 34 cm 22 -s 37 ungez. Bll. = 74 S., 26 S. 13 Tafeln Anatomie, 96 Tafeln Zoologie, 22 Tafeln Botanik, 6 Tafeln Mineralogie, 8 Tafeln Nester und Eier zur Vogelkunde, insgesamt 145 meist kolorierte Tafeln. Priv. HLdr. d. Zeit. Wohl der letzte Versuch die ganze Naturgeschichte darzustellen. - Sorgf

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        Handwritten Executive Order of Clemency signed by John Tyler as President.

      Not published, Washington, D. C. 1843 - Large handwritten document (measuring approximately 14" x 9.5") signed while John Tyler was president, with an embossed Federal seal attached, and countersigned by A.P. Upshur as Secretary of State. 27 line handwritten document signed October 10, 1843, granting Executive Clemency, pardon, and discharge from imprisonment to an individual convicted 14 months earlier for violation of Post Office laws, and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. The document was folded, and has a few small tears. John Tyler (1790-1862). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Map of the Railways showing the various stations with the hills, rivers, canals and principal roads of England and Wales

      Map of the Railways showing the various stations with the hills, rivers, canals and principal roads of England and Wales, also exhibiting most of the places whose situation has been ascertained by the stations and intersections of the Trignomentrical Survey, compiled by A Arrowsmith, published by Wyld, London 1843. A set of four maps on folding linen, each 92 by 77 cm. Scale 6 in inches to the mile. Hand-coloured. Heights are shown by shading or hachuring. With a key that provides information on railways, canals, roads, market towns, polling places, gentlemen's seats etc. A very detailed map. Some minor offsetting to sea areas. Map Good to VG condition. With original slipcase (restored) and also Good to VG.

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        墨合戦圖 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 Chōjū jinbutsu giga 鳥獣人物戯画 [Caricatures of Frolic Birds, Animals, and humans] scroll painted in the 12th century and now in the collection of the Kōzan-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 Kyōsai 河鍋暁齋 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. .

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        JUDAH

      New York; John S. Taylor, 1843. Publishers cloth. 12mo. 358 pages. 19 cm. First US edition. Singerman 0833. This novel is considered to be the first English language

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        Silberbner Prunkaufsatz, " Silberner Tafel - Aufsatz ein Huldigungs - Geschenk der Ostfriesischen Landschaft, I.I.K.K.H.H. dem Kronprinzen und der Kronprinzessin von Hannover im Jahre 1843 überreicht. Die Länge . in Silber ausgeführt von Knauer & Lameyer - ".

      - Lithographie a. a. Chinap. v. C. F. Hornemann n. Frese u. Laves, um 1843, 50 x 54 Dem Hohen Fürstenpaare, die treuen Ostfriesen, Aurich 1843 . - Aufwändige Arbeit mit Wappenschildern, Zierrat, Krone und drei großen Bäumen sowie der Inschrift " suscipere et finire " unten in der Mitte des Sockels. - " Entworfen vom Hauptm: v. Frese u. Oberhofbaurath Laves. " - Minimal fleckig, insgesamt sauber und sehr gut erhalten. - Seltenes Blatt.

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        The Borough of Stoke-Upon-Trent, in the Commencement of the Reign of . Queen Victoria : Comprising its History, Statistics, Civil Polity, & Traffic . Also, the Manorial History of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, and Incidental Notices of Other Neighbouring Places.

      W. Lewis & Son 1843 - First Edition. London : W. Lewis & Son, Finch Lane, in 1843. Hardcover FIRST edition. Quarter-bound into green leather & marbled papered sides. Gilt tooled rules to the boards & spine. Raised banding to the spine. Blind stamped decs to the spine. Red leather title plate to the spine lettered in gilt. Dust-toning to the boards & rather heavy rubbing to the spine & extremities. Tanned, red flecked fore-edges. Internally page bodies toned, yet text & images remain sharp. Ownership signature to the title page. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mount Erebus

      

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        Verbreitung und Einfluß des mikroskopischen Lebens in Süd- und Nord-Amerika. Ein Vortrag gelesen in der Königl. Preuß. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin am 25. März und 10. Juni 1841 mit spätern Zusätzen.

      Berlin, Druckerei der Akademie und Leipzig, L. Voss, 1843. - Folio (44 : 26.5 cm). 2 Bl., 157 S., 4 teilkolorierte Kupfertafeln von Carl Eduard Weber nach Zeichnungen des Autors. Separatdruck aus den Berliner Akademie-Abhandlungen für 1841, der Jahrgang 1843 gleichzeitig erschienen. Der übliche Quartsatz der Abhandlungen ist auf großen Foliobögen mit ungemein breiten Rändern abgezogen, die Tafeln auf starkem Papier gedruckt und nicht gefaltet. Mit wachsendem Ruf als Mikropaläontologe erhielt Ehrenberg fossile und rezente Proben aus immer ferneren Gebieten, die Regierung der USA ließ offiziell für ihn sammeln. Vorliegend der erste Versuch einer Infusorien-Geographie des amerikanischen Kontinents von den Falkland-Inseln im Süden bis zum Kotzebue-Sund im Norden, auch die Tafeln sind nach Zonen aufgeteilt. Insgesamt bestimmt Ehrenberg 603 Formen, definiert 25 neue Gattungen und liefert Erstbeschreibungen von nicht weniger als 309 Arten. - Nicht bei Nissen. - Stoßspuren in Rückenmitte, stellenweise stockfleckig. Insgesamt frisches Exemplar. Schwarzer Halbleinenband um 1900 mit grün-braun marmorierten Deckeln.

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        Neuester Orbis Pictus oder Schauplatz der Natur und Kunst

      Ein Universal-Bilderlexikon mit erklärendem deutschen Texte und einer Nomenclatur in fünf Sprachen. Meissen, Frdr. Wilh. Goedsche (Schmucktitel auch: Wien, Gerold), (1843). Mit lithogr. Schmucktitel u. 41 lithographierten, altkolorierten und eiweißgehöhten Tafeln. IV S., S. 5-120, 19 zwischen die Tafeln gebundene "Nomenclatur"-Blätter mit Erläuterungen sowie als "Zwischentitel" ein zusätzlich eingebundener Vorderumschlag einer Orig.-Lief. Späterer (Anfang 20. Jhdt.) blauer Pappband etw. bestoßen, Deckelbezüge stärker berieben u. beschabt. Brunken/Hurrelmann/Pech 54 Pilz S. 378f. Monschein 192-193 Rümann, Kinderbücher, 29 Stuck-Villa II, 5 Wegehaupt. I, 91. - Seltener "Orbis pictus" in prächtigem Altkolorit. "Das hübscheste aller mir bekannt gewordenen Bücher dieser Art" (Hobrecker 30). - Alphabetisch angeordnetes "Universal-Bilderlexikon für Jung und Alt", das die Tradition des Orbis pictus unter "modernen" Aspekten fortführt. "Zweckmäßigkeit" ist der Leitbegriff der Autoren, und damit begründen sie auch, statt einer thematischen eine alphabetische Anordnung gewählt zu haben. Leichtere Auffindbarkeit ("Kinder suchen nicht gerne lange") u. größere Abwechslung seien u.a. die Folge. Letzteres ist auf jeden Fall für die schönen, in Federlithographie ausgeführten Tafeln zu bestätigen, die dekorativ angeordnet bis zu 50 Begriffe bildlich darstellen und hier im prächtigen, eiweißgehöhten Verlagskolorit vorliegen. Die Darstellungen zeigen Tiere, Pflanzen, Berufe, Maschinen u. Fahrzeuge (Ballon, Eisenbahn, Omnibus) usw., die durch ein beigebundenes "Nomenclatur"-Blatt knapp u. in fünf Sprachen erläutert werden. Im Textteil sind dann ausführlichere Erklärungen enthalten, teils in Form kurzer Erzählungen. - Durchgängig leicht gebräunt u. gering stockfleckig sowie mit einigen Gebrauchsspuren. "Gelitten" haben einige der sog. "Nomenclatur"-Blätter: 6 Blatt sind teilweise mit stärkerem Papier hinterlegt, davon 3 zusätzlich mit Transparentpapier auf der Textseite und 2 Blatt sind etwas stärker bekritzelt. Das Erläuterungsblatt "A" ist zusätzlich durch einen Abriss im unbedruckten Unterrand beschädigt. Die Tafeln sind sehr gut erhalten, lediglich Tafel 28 ist etwas stärker durch einen Eckabriss (vermutl. mit etw. Bildverlust) beschädigt. Bei Tafel 13 ist an einer Stelle das Kolorit etw. verschmiert u. Tafe 40 ist rückseitig bekritzelt bei 4 Tafeln wurde der weiße Unterrand mehrfach etwas (ca. 1 cm) mit einer Schere eingeschnitten. Der Textteil ist von Schäden frei, lediglich S. 25 ist etw. bekritzelt u. die Seiten 89-96 sind durch abweichende Papierqualität stärker gebräunt.

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        Abrégé Chronologique de la Vie de Platon. [ avec une L.A.S. de l'auteur montée en tête ]

      Chez l'Auteur Chez Benjamin Duprat, 1843. 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque demi-veau, Chez l'Auteur, rue de la Rochefoucauld, et Chez Benjamin Duprat, Paris, 1843, 2 ff., 59 pp. et 1 f. blanc Avec une très remarquable lettre autographe signée de Fortia d'Urban adressée le 28 mars 1843 (cf cachet de la Poste) à M. Henry, bibliothécaire à Perpignan : "Je suis charmé que nous soyons d'accord sur l'antiquité du monde. Je me suis tellement familiarisé avec Platon que j'ai cru devoir adopter ses opinions sur l'histoire des tems qui l'ont précédé et qu'il a dû mieux connaître que nous. C'est ce que je dis dans la petite brochure que j'ai cru devoir vous envoyer et que j'ai distribué à tous mes confrères de l'Académie des Inscriptions dont je crois qu'un grand nombre pense comme nous, au moins dans le for intérieur. Plusieurs me l'ont dit tout naturellement." Etat très satisfaisant (ancienne restauration en coiffe sup., bon état par ailleurs) Français

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        Voyage où il vous plaira

      First edition, first printing of 65 plates hors-texte drawn by T. Johannot and engraved by Dujardin, Brugnot, Andrew, Best, Leloir ... Binding to bradel half chocolate morocco corners, flat spine decorated with two double gold cartridges and richly decorated date tail, flat marbled paper, corners bumped, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, wrappers preserved and bound in. Nice free internal state of any freckles. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Jules Hetzel Paris 1843 20,5x28cm relié

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        Das Königreich Bayern in seinen alterthümlichen, geschichtlichen, artistischen und malerischen Schönheiten, enthaltend in einer Reihe von Stahlstichen die interessantesten Gegenden, Städte, Kirchen, Klöster, Burgen, Bäder und sonstige Baudenkmale mit begleitendem Texte.

      München, Franz 1843 - 1854. 3 Bände. Mit 180 Stahlstichtafeln. 484 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bl., 480 S., 1 Bl.; 3 Bl., 490 S. Dekorative HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. Pfister I, 9; Lentner 2841. - Mit meist mehreren Ansichten von Augsburg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Landshut, München, Nürnberg, Passau, Regensburg, Straubing, Würzburg etc., ferner Ansichten von Herren- und Frauenchiemsee, Tegernsee, Starnberger See, Andechs, Ettal usw. - Tls. etwas braunfleckig. Das bis noch vor einigen Jahren relativ häufige Werk, das in den 1980er und 90er Jahren außerordentliche Preise aufgrund der starken Nachfrage des süddeutschen Graphikhandels erzielen konnte, ist heute in kompletten und dekorativ gebundenen Exemplaren relativ selten geworden. Bücher de

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        MEMORIE STORICHE DELLA REPUBBLICA DI S. MARINO

      1843. Firenze Fabris 1843 Tre volumi in un tomo 8° Pagine 1 carta bianca + occhietto + XXIV + 236 + occhietto + 1 pianta di San Marino incisa in antiporta del tomo II + 135 + Appendice di CXXXII + occhietto + 2 vedute di San Marino in antiporta + 46 + CXLV + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con angoli. Titolo in oro al dorso. Dorso a 4 nervi. Sguardie in carta marmorizzata. Spradiche fioriture. Ottima a fresca copia. Raro. Cfr. Lozzi 4730 in nota

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        Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages. 2 Bände.

      London William Pickering Format: 4° Ca 200 S Mit 207 (131 handkolorierten) Textholzschnitten und 94 handkolorierten Stahlstichtafeln Halbleder der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung breiten Lederecken Blindfileten und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt Kanten gering bestoßen Kapitale gering beschürft Deckel bekratzt Rücken leicht aufgehellt 1843 - *** Erste Buchausgabe eines der schönsten englischen Publikationen zum Ornament des Mittelalters, das die englischen Künstler ebenso wie William Morris und die Arts and Crafts Bewegung nachhaltig beeinflusst hat. Dargestellt werden die mittelalterlichen Moden und Textilien, Dekorationen, Ornamente, Miniaturen, kirchliche und profane Objekte, Möbel und Gebrauchsgegenstände "from the Seventh to the Seventeenth Centuries". Das Werk erschien seit 1840 in einzelnen Lieferungen: "Les planches de l'édition originale sont très belles, surtout celles des grands papiers; elles représentent des costumes anglais et français du VIIe jusqu'au XVIIe siècle d'après des miniatures, tombeaux, vitraux, tapisseries, bijoux, etc." - "It has considerable claim to be called the most handsome book produced in the whole of the nineteenth century" (McLean, Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing)."Das Werk behandelt das Kostüm vom 7. bis an das 17. Jahrhundert, vorzugsweise nach Miniaturen, ferner nach Grabsteinen, Glasmalereien und Teppichen, Geräth und Schmuck nach erhaltenen Originalen. Der Text ist mit gegen 100 farbigen Initialen aus mittelalterlichen Handschriften geschmückt. In erster Linie sind englische, in zweiter französische Denkmäler berücksichtigt" (Lipperheide 325). Bemerkenswert schönes Exemplar in zeitgenössischen, goldgeprägten Halblederbänden, kaum fleckig. Alle der herrlichen Tafeln wie die auf Kartonpapier gedruckten Textblätter sind an Falzen angehängt, um die Bände leicht blätterbar zu machen, die Tafeln und Textholzstiche sind von ausgezeichneter, strahlend schöner Farbigkeit und Frische. Brunet V, 363f. Graesse VI/1, 394. Colas 2720. Lipperheide Ca 9. Fischer 554. Hiler 796. McLean 66. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION: Fascinating nice copy in gilt half calf (hardly scuffed and slightly scratched at boards) almost totally clean and fresh and very vell conserved in an extraordinary nice colouring with brilliant effects. 2 Bände. Erste Buchausgabe [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        China,

      London: Fisher, Son, & Co.,, [1843]. 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. 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. 4 steel-engraved vignette title-pages and 124 similar plates after Thomas Allom, 4 of them bound as section frontispieces and tissue-guarded. 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. 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

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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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