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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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        Oeuvres de Laplace.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1843-47. ____ Première édition collective. Cette édition luxueuse a été publiée sur l'initiative de la veuve de Laplace et elle a été financée par le gouvernement de Louis-Philippe. Les cinq premiers volumes contiennent le "Traité de mécanique céleste". Le sixième, l' "Exposition du système du monde" et le septième la "Théorie analytique des probabilités", avec comme introduction son "Essai philosophique sur les probabilités." Complet de la planche lithographique au tome IV. Exemplaire donné en prix au Concours Général de l'Académie de Paris (grand fer doré sur les plats). Couleur du dos un peu passée, très bel exemplaire. DSB 15, 388. *****. 7 volumes in-4. [265 x 203 mm] Collation : (6), XV, 420 pp. / (4), XVI, 440 pp. / (8), XIX, 381 pp. / (4), XXXIX, 552 pp., 1 pl. / (6), V, 540, (2) pp. / (4), VII, 479 pp. / (6), CXCV, 691 pp. Chagrin brun, dos à nerfs, tranches dorées, grand fer doré de prix au centre d'un encadrement à froid sur les plats. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        MASTER TIMOTHY'S BOOK-CASE: or, the Magic-Lanthorn [sic] of the World.

      3rd edition. 1st published in 1842 (cf. NCBEL III, 960). London: Paget & Co., Publishers. 1843. [6], 593, [1] pp. 8vo. General wear. Ownership label of Shackleton [the lawyer]. A VG copy.

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        Icones Piscium, or Plates of Rare Fishes. Part I [all published]...

      London: R. & J.E. Taylor, 1843. Folio, with five beautiful hand coloured plates; the text unopened; a handsome copy in the original printed paper wrappers, manuscript correction (as always) "five" to front wrapper, with the printed "four" struck through; housed in a cloth solander case. Very rare: the first separately published work on Australian fishes, in exemplary original condition. The particularly beautiful plates are after 'drawings from the portfolio of James B. Emery, Esq., late first lieutenant of the Beagle surveying vessel employed on the western coasts of Australia'. James Barker Emery (c.1794-1889) joined the Royal Navy in 1808 and was first lieutenant aboard the Beagle during her survey of the Australian coast from 1837 to 1841. Eleven of the species figured here were taken off the north-west coast, the other from Safety Bay in South Australia.This work was produced by Sir John Richardson, who recognised the terrific amateur talent of Emery. Richardson achieved his fame as surgeon and naturalist on the two arctic land explorations led by John Franklin. He went on to a career as a great ichthyologist, editing many mid-nineteenth century natural history works. In his later career (Richardson was still helping the third Franklin expedition at 60 years of age) he became the Chief Medical Officer at Haslar Hospital. Some very faint marks and light fading to edges of wrappers but in fine condition.

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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. Provenance: 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. "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" ... "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. "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, Claude Bernard, pp. 44-7). Claude Bernard (1813-78) 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 seminal contribution was his concept of the internal environment of the organism, which led to the present understanding of homeostasis--i.e., the self-regulation of vital processes" (Britannica). The present separate printing of Bernard's thesis precedes its journal appearance (Gazette médicale de Paris, t. 12, 1844, no II (18 mars 1844), p. 165-172). 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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        Secondary Towns Association, formed for the purchasing of one or more special survey or surveys of land in South Australia, for Sites for Secondary Towns.

      London: J. C. Hailes, 1843. Octavo, three folding plans, ALS to Thomas Burrows (1841) loosely inserted, ALS to John Burrows (1872) tipped in, contemporary ink notations on two of the folding plans and rear endpapers noting country and town acres, ownership signature of John Burrows 1855; very good in the original brown cloth, gilt, crudely lettered to spine, colonial bookplate of Charles R.J. Glover. A remarkable copy of this rare book on the second phase of South Australian settlement, sent to prospective settlers the Burrows family, and with associated material relating to their land speculations tipped in. The land holdings they took up are marked on two of the more detailed maps, and there is also an 1841 letter from a strong proponent of the various Wakefield schemes, Daniel Riddiford, having the 'pleasure to advise you, of having made the selection of your two Town acres, also one country section' in New Zealand.The book with its three fine maps is rare in its own right - Ferguson agreed with an early bookseller's note that it was "exceedingly scarce" - but to have a copy with such remarkable provenance is very exciting as a glimpse into how the early settlers were kept apprised of their prospects, not least because the Burrows family were evidently getting involved in some rather complicated empire building.On the 'Plan of the Two special surveys on the River Light' there are a series of manuscript notes relating to J. Burrows and Jane Burrows (his wife?). Similarly, the 'Plan of the Special Survey on the River Murray' has notes relating to John Burrows. Also tipped in at the end is an 1872 letter from one James Walsh to Burrows, regarding lots in the "township of Victoria". The back endpapers are covered in notes and clippings relating to land allotments.The letter from Daniel Riddiford is particularly striking. Riddiford (1814-1875) was an enthusiastic proponent of Wakefield colonisation schemes who emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand, in 1840 as agent in the New Zealand Company: 'His duties were to receive immigrants on landing and to provide temporary habitation, particularly for women and children and any sick' (Encyclopedia of New Zealand). The letter is addressed to Thomas Burrows, evidently the patriarch of the family, and therefore provides a substantive glimpse into how the early Wakefield schemes worked, noting his purchase of town lots 367 and 435, and no. 44 on the Hutt River valley ("the land in this place is rich, the timber fine... "). The note also comments that Burrows' second country selection can not yet be made because the land is not ready.

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech.

      [viii], 166, [2]pp ad's. Illustrated with four hand-coloured engraved plates and other plain engravings within the text. Original decorative cloth gilt. All edges gilt. First edition. First or second issue, with uncorrected text and 'Stave I.' Rebacked at some time, with the original spine laid down. New endpapers, which makes it impossible to tell whether this is a first or second issue. These in turn have cracked at some time and have been repaired. Covers rubbed and worn, but the gilt on the upper cover still bright, and that on the spine perfectly legible, though a little faded and rubbed. Lower outer corners worn; spine a little cocked; the occasional mark; else a very good copy.

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        History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortés

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1843 - First American edition. Frontispiece portraits, signature facsimile, maps. 3 vols. 8vo. Fine First American Edition of The Classic. Sabin 65262, BAL 16340; GROLIER American 100, #51; Hill #1383 Original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Fine in leather tipped black cloth slipcases with chemises. Bookplate of Blairhame Frontispiece portraits, signature facsimile, maps. 3 vols. 8vo

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        Allgemeine Theaterzeitung. Originalblatt für Kunst, Literatur, Musik, Mode und geselliges Leben. - 36.Jahrgang 1843, Heft 1-312 in vier Bänden gebunden.

      Wien, Sollinger 1843. 1.Auflage, 1352 Seiten mit 62 kollorierten Tafeln, 4°, Halbleinen- Hardcover/Pappeinband d.Z. Einbände etwas berieben und bestossen, vereinzelt etwas fleckig, Tafeln in sehr kräftigem und schönem Kolorit, Insgesamt innen gut erhaltenen Zeitschrift mit den Tafeln im schönen Kolorit der Zeit. . ------------------------------------- Tafelverzeichnis: Titel, Satyrisches Bild Nr.16-31; Modebild Nr.631-669; Costüm-Bild Nr.94-97, Portraite Nr.1. --------------------------------------------- Die Wiener Theaterzeitung (auch: Bäuerles Theaterzeitung, Wiener allgemeine Theaterzeitung) war eine von Adolf Bäuerle gegründete Zeitschrift des Wiener Vormärz, die von 1806 bis 1860 erschien und die beliebteste und meistgelesene Zeitung im Kaisertum Österreich war. Sie brachte aktuelle Neuigkeiten aus Kunst, Literatur, Musik und Gesellschaftsleben. Die erste Ausgabe erschien am 1. Juli 1806. Zeitung Zeitschriften

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        The Orion, A Monthly Magazine of Literature and Art

      Athens and Penfield, Ga: William Richards, 1843. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. [1], iv, 292pp., [1]. Illustrated. Dark brown cloth hardcover ruled in blind with blind stamped decorations on covers. Gilt title on spine. A little wear to cloth on spine, else near fine condition. Light to moderate toning to pages. First engraving opposite page 1 is of the Falls of Slicking in South Carolina. Other engravings include "The Vale of Nacoochee" in Georgia; "The Falls of the Eastatoia" in Tennessee; "view of the Table Mountain" in South Carolina. A short lived, scarce Georgia publication.

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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. 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. Etched frontispiece with tissue guard, 14 similar plates, one folding, wood-engravings to the text, 3 folding lithographic maps to the rear. 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&#150;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). Bagnall 238; Ferguson 3558. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anales del reinado de Dª Isabel II

      - Historia de la Edad Media y Moderna. España. Años 1843 a 68 (94(460)"1843/68") Establecimiento tipográfico de Mellado. Madrid. 1851. 22 cm. 6 v. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal de lomo en piel. Burgos, Javier de 1778-1849. Obra póstuma de Javier de Burgos. Incluye apéndices documentales y legislativos. España. Historia. 1843-1868 (Isabel II) . Cubierta deslucida. GG12 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas über alle Theile der Erde in 28 Blättern.

      Carlsruhe & Freiburg, Herder´sche Verlagsbuchhandlung,, 1843.. Fünfte Auflage.. HLdr.d.Zt., 1 Bl., 28 Karten, 1 Bl., 4°. * Eingebunden: die beiden Interimsbroschurblätter mit rückseitiger Inhaltsangabe. ** stark bestoßen, Kanten wie Deckel stärker berieben, Karten an den Rändern fingerfleckig, teils mit kl. Tintenflecken. ANY QUESTIONS ?? Please don´t hesitate to ask for details !! ++ Visa & Mastercard accepted ++

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        Les classiques de la table, à l'usage des praticiens et des gens du monde

      Dentu|& Tresse|& J. Renouard & Cie|& Mansut|& Maison|& Amyot 1843 - - Dentu & Tresse & J. Renouard & Cie & Mansut & Maison & Amyot, Paris 1843, 13,5x22,5cm, relié. - Edition originale et premier tirage des 15 illustrations hors-texte. Reliure en demi veau bleu marine, dos à quatre nerfs orné de pointillés dorés et orné de doubles caissons décorés de frises végétales dorées, petites éraflures sur le coiffes, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Ouvrage illustré de vignettes dans le texte. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, first printing of 15 illustrations inset. Binding half calf navy blue, back with four nerves decorated with gilded dotted and decorated with double boxes decorated with golden vegetable friezes, small scratches on the caps, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, binding the time. Illustrated book of vignettes in the text. Some small minor foxing. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte Du Theatre de la Guerre

      Artist: Dopter Jules Emile ( - 1879 ) Paris; issued in : Paris; date: 1865 1843 - - technic: Lithography; colorit: colored; condition: Folded, right lower corner replaced; size (in cm): 55 x 84 - description: Decorative and spledourfull map of the black sea and its bordering countries. Map with the black sean and Russia, Moldavia, Wallachei, Bulgaria and Turkey with Istanbul. With portraits of important men, Abdul- Medjid- Sultan of the ottoman empire, Omer-Pacha- Ottoman General, Nicolas and Prince Menschikoff. On inset maps Greece and Sweden with Norway and Denmark. The map is sourrounded by historical views and events of the Ottoman war at the Krim, (Turkey and Russia, 1853- 1856). Issued from Dopter, Jules Emile, Paris (1843- 1879), a French Lithograph and publisher.

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        Alphabet-album. Collection de soixante feuilles d'alphabets historiés et fleuronnés tirés des principales bibliothèques d'Europe

      Paris, chez Techener, 1843. 1843, 1843, , in-folio oblong, titre, 60 feuillets gravés sur cuivre ou en lithographie, demi-maroquin à grains longs, Très joli recueil de 59 alphabets décoratifs, dont un à double page, gravés par Girault pour la plupart, et par Lallemand et Patin. Mouillure claire en pied des feuillets. Dos restauré

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        HUMPTY DUMPTY

      - EARLY ENGLISH. THE PICTORIAL HUMPTY DUMPTY sketched and etched by ALQUIS (pseudonym of Samuel Edward Maberly). London: Tilt & Bogue 1843. Narrow 4to measuring 9 1/4 wide x 3 1/2" high when closed and opening to more than 5 feet horizontally. Slight cover soil and rubbing else near Fine. The famous Humpty Dumpty poem is in English on the cover. Inside the front cover the text is printed in HEBREW, LATIN, GREEK, AND GERMAN! This is followed by 7 fabulous hand-colored etched plates showing Humpty's fall from grace with English text. See Opie/Alderson p.36-. This is a fantastic item and an excellent copy rarely found so clean.

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        HUMPTY DUMPTY PANORAMA sketched and etched by the Alquis.

      Tilt & Bogue ,London,1843. - Inscribed " Rev, C.B.Wollaston from The Author " on the upper board.The folding panorama opens to over 5ft etched continuous strip panorama.Original pictorial upper board with a plain lower board,backstrip.The text is printed in Hebrew, Latin, Greek & German. Each of the 7 folding sections[9.5x3.5 inches,23.5 x9 cms] have hand coloured etchings showing Humpty Dumpty sitting on the wall, falling and all the kings horses and men trying to rescue him ,etc.A panoramic retelling of the popular nursery rhyme subtly pregnant with political allergory. Abbey,Life, 559. This is a spectacular panorama.The sketches are charming and the colour subtle and appealing .All the sections are fresh and clean.there is a little bumping to the corners of the upper board. The panorama is housed in a purpose made solander box. IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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        The Naturalist's Library; Entomology (3 Vols. )

      W.H. Lizars, Edinburgh 1843 - 12mo. Three volumes :Introduction to Entomology: Vol. 34, 331pp., 31 plates. Bees: Volume 6. 301pp., 32 plates and shows how to construct bee hives for collecting honey. Beetles: Volume 2, 269pp., 32 plates. Each include frontispiece and engraved vignette title page. Several plates re hand colored. Bound in 3/4 maroon morocco over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands gilt, double brown morocco spine labels gilt, internally fresh with an occasional off-setting from plate to text, bindings rubbed.

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        Contes du temps passé

      150 pp Paris. L. Curmer, 1843, in-8, 150 pp, reliure du début du vingtième siècle en maroquin bleu-vert, signée de Bonleu; triple cadre de filets dorés sur les plats, dos lisse orné de motifs dorés en long, dentelle dorée intérieure, tranches dorées, L'un des plus beaux livres illustrés du dix-neuvième siècle et peut-être le plus rare en belle condition, selon Carteret L'édition est illustrée par Beaucé, Compagnon, Jacque, Jenron, Marvy et Pauquet Exemplaire d'une conservation parfaite, élégamment relié par Bonleu

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        Enumération des genres de plantes cultivés au Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Botanique en 1843

      2 ouvrages en 2 volumes in-12 Paris, Fortin, Masson et Cie [et] Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière, 1843 [et] 1850, , 2 ouvrages en 2 volumes in-12 de XXXII et 136 pages ; et de 237 et (3) pages de catalogue Baillière, demi-veau rouge du milieu du XIXe siècle, dos à 4 nerfs, Première et seconde édition de cette énumération-classification donnée par Adolphe Brongniart suite à la replantation, dans sa totalité, durant l'hiver 1843-43, de l'École de Botanique du Muséum. Adolphe Brongniart est à l'origine, grâce à son étude sur la fertilisation chez les phanérogames publiée en 1826, d'une compréhension de la classification botanique et de l'altération entre les différentes générations de plantes. Dans la présente Énumération, il applique ses théories personnelles au corpus des plantes cultivées au Muséum : "j'ai longtemps hésité si je me conformerais complétement à une des méthodes suivies dans les ouvrages publiés récemment , ou si, profitant des idées déposées dans ces divers ouvrages et de quelques recherches particulières, je me déciderais à m'écarter en quelques points de ces ouvrages. J'ai été conduit à adopter ce dernier parti, par suite d'un changement assez important qu'il m'a semblé indispensable d'apporter aux méthodes adoptées par les divers auteurs entre lesquels je pouvais hésiter et qui m'a paru résulter nécessairement de presque tous les travaux récents sur l'organisation générale de la fleur." (Édition de 1843 pages V-VI). Malgré le cachet, sur les deux volumes, de l'Institut Catholique de Paris, et quelques rousseurs en début des deux volumes et en marges, bons exemplaires, bien reliés. Voir DSB II, pages 491-493.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Plan. "Erinnerung an München". Großer Stadtplan mit Englischem Garten und den Vorstädten, links unten kleiner Nebenplan 'München- Nymphenburg', umgeben von 24 kleinen (4,5 x 6,5 cm) Teilansichten sowie einer Gesamtansicht Münchens von der Südwest-Seite (4,5 x 15,5 cm).

      - Teilkolorierter Kupferstich, 1843, 47 x 58 cm. Lentner 1134; vgl. Slg. Proebst 31 (GA von Nordosten); nicht bei Maillinger und Pfister. - Der seltene und detailreiche Plan umgeben von Ansichten der Theatiner-, Frauen-, Ludwigs- und Allerheiligenkirche, von Isartor, Universität, Residenz, Pinakothek, Auer Kirche u.a. - Geglättete Faltspuren; der Plan in feinem Kolorit.

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        A Collection of 20 Etched Proofs by George Cruikshank [SIGNED]

      [London]: NP, 1843. Artist's Proof. Hardcover. f to vg. Folio (20 x 15"). [11] leaves (matted plates). Late 19th-century gilt-ruled full-calf portfolio, with string ties.&#11;&#11;Splendid collection of 20 etched proofs printed on 11 folio sheets by the iconic British caricaturist and book illustrator George Cruikshank (1792-1878).&#11;&#11;This collection includes:&#11;&#11;1) The title page to "Yorkshireman, A Religious and Literary Journal" (1833), measuring 8 7/8 x 5 1/2", pasted onto a 12 x 8 1/2" sheet with lower margin inscribed and signed in pencil by the artist ("First proof. Geo. Cruikshank"). The sheet is matted on heavy cardstock (19 1/4 x 14 1/4"). Lower margin of cardstock with "1616" written in pencil. Some offsetting to cardstock, and foxing to etching and sheet.&#11;&#11;2 and 3) Four illustrations to "The Bee and the Wasp" (1832), in two sheets. Each undivided double-illustration measures 12 3/4 x 10" and is matted on heavy cardstock (19 1/4 x 14 1/4"). The first double illustration is captioned "R 1563 and 1564" in pencil at lower margin, and the second is captioned "R 1564" and 1565." Second double-illustration foxed.&#11;&#11;4) An undivided proof of four etchings measuring 13 1/2 x 8 1/2", pasted onto a 13 3/4 x 10 1/4" sheet, itself matted on a larger sheet of heavy cardstock (19 1/4 x 14 1/4"). &#11;&#11;The four illustrations were featured in "The Comic Almanak for 1842," with:&#11;&#11;* At upper left, "High and Low Water," a pair of images with the top one depicting a family on a rainy observation desk, holding umbrellas, and the second image shows the same family dashing through an arcade as water drops down on them. "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower left of the plate; &#11;&#11;* At upper right, "The Ups and Downs of Life," a pair of images with the top one showing an anxious looking family in an ascending balloon, and the second image depicts the same anxious-looking family, this time, in a diving bell. "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower left of the plate;&#11;&#11;* At lower left, "Blood-Heat and Freezing-Point," a pair of images with the top one showing two men fighting with their fists and umbrellas at a tavern. The second image shows the same men getting ready to fight in a pistol duel. "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower left of the plate;&#11;&#11;* At lower right, "Valour and Discretion," a pair of images with the top one showing soldiers marching to war, led by a drum and bugle. The second image depicts the same soldiers running away, and trampling on the bugler. "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower left of the plate; &#11;&#11;Sporadic and moderate foxing.&#11;&#11;5) A tissue-guarded undivided proof of four etchings measuring 13 1/8 x8 1/4", pasted onto a 13 3/4 x 9" sheet, itself matted on a larger sheet of heavy cardstock (19 1/4 x 14 1/4") with "1614" written in pencil at lower margin. &#11;&#11;The four illustrations were featured in "The Comic Almanak for 1843," with: &#11;&#11;* At upper left "Oh Law!," a cartoon lampooning the court of chancery: A street scene shows judges as street merchants, hawking kites, selling baked potatoes, etc.. One judge sits at the far left, reading "Othello." "George Cruikshank" is printed at the lower left; &#11;&#11;* At upper right, "Science Under Divers Forms": An ocean scene showing a fish-shaped submarine casting a beam in front of it while worried fishes and mermaids hasten away. "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower left; &#11;&#11;* At lower left, "The Cold Water Cure," a cartoon lampooning hydrotherapy: A series of images show various ways of getting doused with water by sitting in it, lying under pumps and spigots, or getting wrapped in wet sheets. "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower left of the plate; &#11;&#11;* At lower right, A Set of China 1943," a cartoon lampooning the Chinese in three images: "The Court," "The Street," and "The Ball-Room." "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower right of the plate. &#11;&#11;Sporadic and moderate foxing.&#11;&#11;6) A tissue-guarded undivided proof of two etchings measuring 8 3/4 x 6 3/4", pasted onto a 13 3/8 x 10 1/8" sheet with "1616" written in pencil at lower margin, itself matted on a larger sheet of heavy cardstock (19 1/4 x 14 1/4").&#11;&#11;The illustration on the right is a blank title page with twelve vignettes for the "Comic Almanak," and the illustration on the left is a blank decorative frame also for the same almanach.&#11;&#11;Foxing to etchings and sheet.&#11;&#11;7 to 11) A series of five unidentified etchings, with the first three on grey woven paper (size: 7 1/4 x 4 1/4"), each pasted onto a 11 1/2 x 8 1/2" sheet, itself matted on a 19 1/4 x 14 1/4" heavy cardstock:&#11;&#11;* The first etching depicts a bedroom, with an older woman seated in a sedan chair, and a man in a dressing gown at the left. "Geo. Cruikshank fect." printed at bottom center. "1617" is written in pencil at lower margin of the sheet. Minor foxing.&#11;&#11;* The second etching depicts a lady with her hair being powdered at a hair salon. "Geo. e. Cruikshank fect." printed at bottom center. "1613" is written in pencil at lower margin of the sheet. &#11;&#11;* The third etching depicts five persons discussing at a literary salon. "Geo. e. Cruikshank fect." printed at bottom center. "1612" is written in pencil at lower margin of the sheet. &#11;Etching evenly foxed.&#11;&#11;The two remaining etchings are on woven sheets, each measuring 11 3/4 x 8 1/2", and each mounted on a 19 1/4 x 14 1/4" heavy cardstock:&#11;&#11;* The first etching depicts a family of six standing and discussing in their living room. "George Cruikshank" printed at bottom center. Minor foxing.&#11;&#11;* The second etching depicts a wealthy lady and her suite entering the dwelling of a poor family. "George Cruikshank" printed at bottom center. Minor foxing.&#11;&#11;Portfolio partly rubbed and foxed along edges, with some abrasion to calf. Portfolio in overall fair to good-, interior in good to very good condition.

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        Histoire naturelle de l'homme. Comprenant des recherches sur l'influence des agents physiques et moraux considérés comme causes des variétés qui distinguent entre elles les différentes races humaines

      2 vol, IX-416 pp. et 13 pl. + Paris, Chez Baillère, 1843, in-8, 2 vol, IX-416 pp. et 13 pl. + [4]-404 pp. et 26 pl, demi-basane chagrinée tabac de l'époque, dos à quatre faux nerfs et fleuronnés, Bien complet des 40 planches annoncées au titre, la dernière comptant pour 2, la plupart aquarellées et gommées à l'époque, montrant des peuples de tous les pays. Édition originale de la traduction française procurée par F. Roulin. "A basis for modern ethnological research". Médecin de Bristol, James Cowles Prichard (1786-1848) fit la classification et organisa en systèmes les caractéristiques attribuées aux différentes espèces humaines mieux qu'aucun autre savant avant lui. Son ouvrage parut à l'origine en 1813, en un seul volume et sans illustration. Exemplaire enrichi de 2 frontispices gravés sur acier, par V. Bing et T. Barber, figurant des vues de la campagne hollandaise. Garrison & Morton, 159 pour les éditions anglaises.

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        Coleccion de la Cuadratura del Circulo.

      (Santiago de Cuba, 1843). - MANUSCRIT in-8 oblong. 1f. imprimé. et 55 planches accompagnés d'un feuillet de texte explicatif (sauf la planche 54 qui est accompagnée de 2 feuillets) soit 56ff. de texte. Plein veau raciné, dos lisse orné, étiquette de maroquin collée sur le plat supérieur avec, en lettres dorées: "Cuadratura del Circulo". Curieux manuscrit cubain sur la Quadrature du Cercle, ilustré de 55 planches commentées par l'auteur sur un feuillet placé en regard. Dans un discours préliminaire l'auteur, qui était avocat à Santiago de Cuba, expose les réflexions qui l'avaient amené à composer cet ouvrage. Sur la premier contreplat figure la note manuscrite suivante signée W. H. Bliss, june 1873: "Two copies bought at the same time for 5 l - one of which, with an official petition signed by and relating to the author, and dated 'Santiago de Cuba Dec. 6 1847', to R. Louis-Philippe begging him to accept a copy of the work, was sent to Stonyhurst". Il s'agit peut-être de William Henry Bliss (1835-1911), archiviste anglais qui devint notamment spécialiste des manuscrits au Vatican. Le manuscrit est doté d'une page de titre imprimée. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        VIEWS IN THE FRENCH PYRENEES (6 PLATES OF 20 or 26)

      No Publisher, no date, [London] - Binding boards survive from this scarce collection of SIX ONLY hand colored lithographs of early views in the French Pyrenees. Binding title is "W. Oliver's Views In The French Pyrenees". English painter William Oliver worked on two similar works illustrating the landscapes of this area of France. These six lithographs are mounted onto larger boards and surrounded by french lines. Four plates are titled from the plate as follows:( PIERREFITTE, Valley of Argelez), ( PASS INTO SPAIN FROM CAUTERETS TO THE BATHS OF PONTICOUSE), (PICDU MIDI FROM THE PASS OF THE TOURMALET), (CASTLE & CHAPEL OF ST. AVENTIN, NEAR BACNERES DE LUCHON). Two others are titled in pencil under the image on board ( ? OF GARARMIE & BRICHE DE ROLAND) and (EAUSC? BONNES, BASSES PYRENEES). Five of the six have the pencil titles on boards, boards are lightly soiled with some spotty foxing, mildly affecting three of the six plates. Suggested publisher is Colnahgi & Puckle, London c.1843 via Worldcat. 22 1/2" X 18".

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        A Collection of 20 Etched Proofs by George Cruikshank [SIGNED]

      NP, [London] 1843 - Folio (20 x 15"). [11] leaves (matted plates). Late 19th-century gilt-ruled full-calf portfolio, with string ties.Splendid collection of 20 etched proofs printed on 11 folio sheets by the iconic British caricaturist and book illustrator George Cruikshank (1792-1878).This collection includes:1) The title page to "Yorkshireman, A Religious and Literary Journal" (1833), measuring 8 7/8 x 5 1/2", pasted onto a 12 x 8 1/2" sheet with lower margin inscribed and signed in pencil by the artist ("First proof. Geo. Cruikshank"). The sheet is matted on heavy cardstock (19 1/4 x 14 1/4"). Lower margin of cardstock with "1616" written in pencil. Some offsetting to cardstock, and foxing to etching and sheet.2 and 3) Four illustrations to "The Bee and the Wasp" (1832), in two sheets. Each undivided double-illustration measures 12 3/4 x 10" and is matted on heavy cardstock (19 1/4 x 14 1/4"). The first double illustration is captioned "R 1563 and 1564" in pencil at lower margin, and the second is captioned "R 1564" and 1565." Second double-illustration foxed.4) An undivided proof of four etchings measuring 13 1/2 x 8 1/2", pasted onto a 13 3/4 x 10 1/4" sheet, itself matted on a larger sheet of heavy cardstock (19 1/4 x 14 1/4"). The four illustrations were featured in "The Comic Almanak for 1842," with:* At upper left, "High and Low Water," a pair of images with the top one depicting a family on a rainy observation desk, holding umbrellas, and the second image shows the same family dashing through an arcade as water drops down on them. "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower left of the plate; * At upper right, "The Ups and Downs of Life," a pair of images with the top one showing an anxious looking family in an ascending balloon, and the second image depicts the same anxious-looking family, this time, in a diving bell. "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower left of the plate;* At lower left, "Blood-Heat and Freezing-Point," a pair of images with the top one showing two men fighting with their fists and umbrellas at a tavern. The second image shows the same men getting ready to fight in a pistol duel. "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower left of the plate;* At lower right, "Valour and Discretion," a pair of images with the top one showing soldiers marching to war, led by a drum and bugle. The second image depicts the same soldiers running away, and trampling on the bugler. "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower left of the plate; Sporadic and moderate foxing.5) A tissue-guarded undivided proof of four etchings measuring 13 1/8 x8 1/4", pasted onto a 13 3/4 x 9" sheet, itself matted on a larger sheet of heavy cardstock (19 1/4 x 14 1/4") with "1614" written in pencil at lower margin. The four illustrations were featured in "The Comic Almanak for 1843," with: * At upper left "Oh Law!," a cartoon lampooning the court of chancery: A street scene shows judges as street merchants, hawking kites, selling baked potatoes, etc. One judge sits at the far left, reading "Othello." "George Cruikshank" is printed at the lower left; * At upper right, "Science Under Divers Forms": An ocean scene showing a fish-shaped submarine casting a beam in front of it while worried fishes and mermaids hasten away. "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower left; * At lower left, "The Cold Water Cure," a cartoon lampooning hydrotherapy: A series of images show various ways of getting doused with water by sitting in it, lying under pumps and spigots, or getting wrapped in wet sheets. "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower left of the plate; * At lower right, A Set of China 1943," a cartoon lampooning the Chinese in three images: "The Court," "The Street," and "The Ball-Room." "George Cruikshank" is printed at lower right of the plate. Sporadic and moderate foxing.6) A tissue-guarded undivided proof of two etchings measuring 8 3/4 x 6 3/4", pasted onto a 13 3/8 x 10 1/8" sheet with "1616" written in pencil at lower margin, itself matted on a larger sheet of heavy cardst [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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