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        Albumblatt mit eigenh. U.

      Prag, 29. I. 1844. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Die als Wunderkinder gerühmten Geschwister traten mit großem Erfolg in den 1840er Jahren in ganz Europa auf. Nach dem frühen Tod ihrer Schwester Maria setzte Teresa ihre Karriere unter dem Management ihres Vaters weiter fort und war auch als Erwachsene noch als Geigerin berühmt.

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        The Complete Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation by ? and Charles Cotton. Edited by John Major

      London: D. Bogue, Fleet-Street and H. Wix, New Bridge-Street, 1844. The Sixth (titled Fourth) Major edition, large paper copy (7-5/8 x 5-1/8 inches). With 12 steel-engraved plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Bound without advertisements. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary full dark blue morocco gilt, boards gilt with the piscatorial vignette of the 1653 edition, a.e.g. Some faint traces of rubbing. Fine. A beautiful copy. The Sixth (titled Fourth) Major edition, large paper copy (7-5/8 x 5-1/8 inches). With 12 steel-engraved plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Bound without advertisements. 1 vols. 8vo. Large Paper Copy. Major produced a superb series of editions of the Complete Angler from 1823 to 1844, this being the final one. A handsome work, here in the larg paper format and in a fine binding of the period.

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      London: E. Palmer; R. Groombridge; Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1844. modern cloth spine with paper label, contemporary paper-covered boards, contemporary leather corners. 8vo. modern cloth spine with paper label, contemporary paper-covered boards, contemporary leather corners. xxx,338; vi,49+(1); x,294 pages. Three bound in one. Smee is the second edition - revised, corrected, considerably enlarged, Illustrated with electrotypes and numerous woodcuts (37 illustrations in text in addition to the frontispiece of the Royal Coat of Arms relief electrotyped in gold and the vignette on the title page in gold. The title page of the second book, by Shaw, is stained in the upper right quarter and this affects a few pages after that, but in a much lesser way. All three are well-illustrated. Inscribed to Gavin (Bridson) from Geoffrey Wakeman.

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        An Essay on Aerial Navigation, Pointing Out Modes of Directing Balloons

      Cork: George Purcell, 1844. Second edition.. Hardcover. Fine. 12mo. (vi),(2),122pp. Three woodcut plates. Half blue morocco, gilt spine title, blue cloth sides. T.e.g. Original pink printed wrappers bound in (s little soiled). An interesting expanded essay from the 40pp first edition of 1824, on how to steer a balloon (including perhaps tethered falcons!). There is also a discussion on the design and use of parachutes. Cloth on upper board is rubbed else this is a fine copy.

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        Ausschnitt mit eigenh. U.

      O. O., [nach 1844].. 2 Zeilen auf 1 S. 35:83 mm. In Passepartout.. Offizielle Unterzeichnung in Feder auf dünnem bräunlichem Karton: "Freiherr v. Eichendorff / Geheimer Regierungsrath a. D.". - Zur Datierung: Eichendorff, der 1840 zunächst eine Ablehnung seiner Ernennung zum Geheimen Regierungsrat erleben mußte, erhielt diesen Titel ein Jahr später verliehen, mußte jedoch nach einer schweren Lungenerkrankung 1843 den Dienst 1844 quittieren.

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        A Treatise on Operative Surgery

      Carey and Hart, Philadelphia 1844 - 380 pp. 4to. Cloth. Illustrated with 80 plates. Has heavy musty odor. Scuffed, lightly soiled. Edgeworn w/ some board exposure. Bumping to corners w/ board exposure. Spine worn w/ heavy chipping to sp. ends, 2 1/2" piece of paper missing from foot, label chipped and faded w/ handwritten title. Joints cracked, hinges split. Foxing throughout. Some pgs creased. Damp stain to upper corner of many pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Guide Francais-Arabe Vulgaire des voyageurs et des Francs en Syrie et en Egypte.

      Uppsala, Leffler et Sebell, 1844.. 4to. 884 columns, 885-924 pp. 2 folding maps. Contemporary paperboard.. First edition of this "Guide" by J. Berggren (1790-1868), minister at Soenderkoeping. The work includes a summarized dictionary as well as a "droguier arabe" (first appendice) printed in two columns and grammatical notes on the Arabic vernacular. - Uncut copy. - Cahine 442. Tobler 148. Röhricht 355. Brunet I, 785.

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        Shaw's Authenticated Report Of The Irish State Trials 1844

      Henry Shaw - 1844. Hardcover. 678pp. Half calf with marbled sides. Title and tooling in gilt on spine. Cover is scuffed and worn at the edges. Lacking first four pages of prelims, torn out. Front hinge split. Foxing throughout. Condition noted for pricing. Binding is tight. Text is clear. Keywords: 19th Century Ireland, Politics and Government, Irish History, Irish Law, Rare and Antiquarian Books. First edition copy. . . . Free Shipping Worldwide. Books ship from the US and Ireland . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, Comprising a Tour Through Texas, and Capture of the Texans

      London, UK: Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1844. First British Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First British publication as such. Account of the 1841 expedition that set out from the Republic of Texas to secure interests in northern New Mexico. It did not go well. Half leather boards are quite rubbed on edges, corners starting to fray. Howes K-75. Wagner-Camp 110:5. 1844 as per Wagner-Camp.

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      E. Churton, London 1844 - 1844 (1836) Scarce early reprinting of Lake's 2 most notable poems. Clipped signature glued in at end of preface: "Your most Humble most Obdt. Servt, John Lake" along with a small period news clipping that refers to the poet. Also with a most unusual and attractive frontis (bookplate?) of 2 coats of arms (Errol & Tweedale ((Marquis of Tweeddale) both related to Scotland's Hay Family) hand colored and tipped onto a sheet with hand drawn tromp l'oeil picture frames, suspended from an ox yoke. "The Battle of Loncarty" deals with early Scottish history recounting the 10th century battle between the Scots and the Danes. Bound in 3/4 leather over marbled boards, unfortunately poorly repaired with old tape includingthe gutter. Lacking marbled ffep, so the tape repair is to th verso of the frontis. Contents clean, complete and in fine condition so an excellent candidate for rebinding. Very rare title possibly unique in this form. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur physiologischen und pathologischen Chemie und Mikroskopie in ihrer Anwendung auf die praktische Medizin unter Mitwirkung der Mitglieder des Vereins für physiol. u. pathol. Chemie, 1.Bd. (all publ.)

      - Berlin, verlag von August Hirschwald, 1844, 8°, (8), IV, 620 pp., 1 Taf., Halbledereinband d.Zt.; Rücken erneuert, feines Exemplar. Rare First Edition - "Simon founded in 1843 the "Beiträge zur physiologischen und pathologischen Chemie und Mikroskopie" (Contributions to physiological and pathological chemistry and microscopy) (Hirschwald 1844); only one volume published. after Simon's death Heller continued the journal with the title "Archiv für physiologische Chemie und Mikroskopie " (Archives of physiological and pathological chemistry and microscopy)." Büttner, p.90 - - With contributions from C.G. Lehmann, Johann Franz Simon, A. Lipowitz, Johann Joseph Scherer, Oschatz, G.W. Focke, Ernst v. Bibra; Friedrich Ludwig Hünefeld, Lassaigne, H. Hoffmann, H. Nasse, Rochleder und Haidlen, Zimmermann, Dulk, C.G Mitscherlich, Guibourt, S. Pappenheim, Reich, J. Minding und C.H. Schultz. - - Johann Franz SIMON (1807-1843) "was born on the 25 August 1807 as the son of a barber-surgeon in Frankfurt on the Oder. After an apprenticeship as a pharmacist he studied in Berlin obtaining a degree in pharmacy in 1832. From 1835 he studied chemistry, also in Berlin. He received a PhD in 1838 with a dissertation on the chemistry and physiology of mother's milk. When SCHÖNLEIN became Professor of Medicine in Berlin in 1840 Simon received the position as an assistant in the hospital. In 1842 he qualified for inauguration as a Privat-Dozent (reader) in chemistry. He died, however, as soon as the 23rd October 1843 of tuberculosis of the brain before the chemical laboratory, which he wished to set up at the Charité, could be established. SIMON began first of all doing toxicological analyses. In his two volumes ''Handbuch der angewandten medizinischen Chemie" (Handbook of applied medical chemistry) he provided the first comprehensive presentation of clinical chemistry. His book was based on a wealth of observation and analyses. He tried, the first time ever attempted, to produce a systematic presentation of the diagnostically important pathological changes in the blood. The book also contained a detailed review of the methods. SIMON founded the first journal and the first scientific association of the new discipline." Johannes Büttner & Christ Habrich; Roots of Clinical Chemistry (1987), p.86. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIE STORICHE DI ARONA E DEL SUO CASTELLO Raccolte ed illustrate.

      Novara, tipogr. Ibertis, 1844. In-8 p. (mm. 210x138), mz. vitellino coevo, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, pp. XVI,224,(4). Monografia dedicata ad Arona e al suo castello (demolito nel 1800), ?"unico testimonio parlante della di lei antichità e delle memorabili vicende in quello avvenute?", la cui presenza gia?' era documentata nel 979. Rara "edizione originale". Cfr. Lozzi,I, p. 125: ?"Non comune?". Molto ben conservato, con ex-libris.

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        Albumblatt mit eigenh. U.

      Prag, 29. I. 1844.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. Die als Wunderkinder gerühmten Geschwister traten mit großem Erfolg in den 1840er Jahren in ganz Europa auf. Nach dem frühen Tod ihrer Schwester Maria setzte Teresa ihre Karriere unter dem Management ihres Vaters weiter fort und war auch als Erwachsene noch als Geigerin berühmt.

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      London: Chapman and Hall. 1844. First edition. Publisher?'s light blue vertically-ribbed blind-stamped cloth, titles in gilt to the spine, without 'London 1844' at the base. Engraved title page and 39 steel engraved plates by H. K. Browne, the title page in the apparent earliest state (100£) and the text with the internal flaws called for in Smith. With the 14 line errata leaf. A good copy, the cloth is quite bright but frayed and a little torn at the extremities with a small piece at the top of the spine nearly detached. The contents are in excellent condition, the plates are a little darkened but without the heavy foxing usually seen. The text pages remain clean and bright, the title page and front pastedown with a previous owner?'s ink name to the top edge. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Rear hinge cracked but holding. All in all decent copy, entirely without repair or restoration. (Smith, Walter E.: Charles Dickens In The Original Cloth. 7). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        England Wales, and Scotland

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1844. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. iv,248,(ii),100,pp. Two works bound in one Contemporary full calf binding; spine in six compartments with raised bands, tooled in blind with gilt lines; the upper board blocked in gilt with a prize notice with leaf borders: "Praemium Ingenii Artibus Liberalibus Feliciter Dediti in Academia Glasguensi". Marbled endpapers. Only a trace of wear else a very good copy.

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U.

      Berlin, 26. XII. 1844.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. Hübsches musikalisches Albumblatt: vier Takte "Andante". Stellenweise unbedeutend fleckig, montiert auf Papierträger. - Döhler, ein Schüler von Czerny und Sechter, spielte bereits 1832 im Wiener Musikverein Werke Beethovens. Im selben Jahr wurde er vom Herzog von Parma zum Kammervirtuosen ernannt. 1846 erhielt er den Freiherrntitel. Heinrich Heine nannte ihn "den Letzten unter den Pianisten zweiten Ranges, oder ersten unter den Pianisten dritten Ranges".

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        Un Autre Monde

      1844. GRANDVILLE, J.-J. Un Autre Monde. Transformations, visions, incarnations... et autres choses. By Taxile Delord. [4], 295, [1] pp. Half-title and title-page printed in red. Illustrated with 133 woodcut vignettes, 15 full-page woodcuts, and 36 hand-coloured plates. Large 8vo., 268 x 196 mm, bound in contemporary half morocco with the front wrapper of one of the original parts preserved. Paris: H. Fournier, 1844. |~||~||~||~||~||~| First Edition of Gradville's masterpiece. One of the spectacular, surreal illustrated books of the nineteenth century. "In this remarkable book, of the boldest possible originality, Grandville dared to reveal his dream world to the public" (Ray). The illustrations expose an imagination which was unlike anything that appeared in print before. Ray points out that the designs of Grandville certainly influenced Tenniel when he created the characters for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. In this copy the hand-coloured plates have captions in white letter as per Rebeyrat, except for that of the "Concert a la Vapeur", "Bal Masqué", "Apocalypse due Ballet", and "Combat des deux Reffines " which are in black letter. The occasional minor spot, but overall an outstanding copy in a contemporary binding preserving the front wrapper from one of theparts. Exteremely rare thus. Carteret III, 285 (with reproduction). Ray, French 196 (with reproduction). Rebeyrat, Catalogue bibliographique et bibliophilique in: J.-J. Grandville, p. 287. Sello, Grandville: Das Gesamt Werk 1167-1351.

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        Historical Memoir of a Mission to the Court of Vienna in 1806. / by the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Adair, G. C. B. with a Selection from His Despatches

      London, Longman, Brown, Green And Longmans 1844 - Physical desc. : 4 p. L. , 532 p. 22 cm. Subject: Great Britain - Foreign relations - France. Vienna (Austria) - Description and travel. Europe - Politics, 1789-1815. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled cloth. Slightest suggestion only of rubbing and dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 532 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Digested Index to All the Reported Decisions in the Several Courts of Law and Equity and in the Admiralty and Ecclesiastical Courts with the Judgments of the Lord Chancellor of Ireland 1844 to 1850 ( 7 Volumes )

      S. Sweet, London 1844 - 7 volumes. Books measure 11 x 7 1/2 inches. Collation, 270pp, 255pp, 245pp, 226pp, 236pp, 236pp, 251pp.Bound in buckram/cloth, spines slightly faded, otherwise all bindings in very good clean firm condition, all hinge joints very stong. Internally, very occasional library mark, one volume lacking first page, some dust marking, generally pages in very good condition. These volumes cover a large amount of material, Arbitration, Bankers, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Deeds, Ecclesiastical Law, Masters and Servants, Shipping, , Inkeepers, Poor, Husband and Wife, Legacy, Tolls, Copyright, Justic of the Peace, Trespass, Work and Labour, Etc.C. Size: Large 8vo

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        Vie de Rancé

      First Edition. Bound in half tan sheepskin, flat spine decorated with black nets with minor scrapes without gravity, marbled paper plates, contemporary binding. Scattered spots. H.L. Delloye & Garnier Paris s.d. (1844) 13,5x21,5cm relié

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        Notre-Dame de Paris

      Illustrated edition first printing. Perrotin Paris 1844 Fort in-8 (17x25,3cm) relié

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        Great blue Heron (Male)

      New York & Philadelphia: J.J.Audubon and J.B.Chevalier, 1844. Hand-coloured lithograph, after J.J. Audubon. Very good condition. A fine print from the first octavo edition of "The Birds of America": one of the "most beautiful, popular, and important natural history [works] published in America..." (Ron Tyler) Shortly after the publication of the hugely successful Havell edition of 'The Birds of America', Audubon issued the first royal octavo edition of this great work, the plates from which now represent the only realistic opportunity for collectors to own Audubon images in a form that was overseen and approved by the great artist himself. Its publication may have been inspired by the overwhelming public demand for his prints and his wish that a work similar to the original be published 'at such a price, as would enable every student or lover of nature to place it in his Library'. With its smaller plates, each of which depicts a single species, the octavo edition was certainly more accessible than the double-elephant Havell folio. The octavo edition was a multifaceted undertaking that gave Audubon an invaluable opportunity to substantially improve and enhance the original. Above all, the octavo version allowed him to scientifically arrange his subjects by genus and species and to include several newly discovered species of Western birds. Originally issued in 100 parts, each containing five plates executed by the Philadelphia lithographer J.T. Bowen, it was sold solely by subscription and proved so successful that seven later editions were subsequently issued. John James Audubon was born in Les Cayes, Haiti on 26 April 1785. He lived in France from 1788 to 1803, after which time he was sent to the United States to manage an estate that his father bought in Pennsylvania. In 1805, he briefly moved back to France; however, his fascination with the United States had taken root, and he returned there in May 1806. He married Lucy Bakewell in 1808, and together they embarked on a difficult period financially that was only to be resolved, through Audubon's unshakable and justified belief in his own abilities, with the publication of his masterpiece 'Birds in America' Cf. Bennett p.5; cf. Nissen IVB 51; cf. Ripley 13; cf. Ron Tyler, Audubon's Great National Work (1993) Appendix I; cf. Sabin 2364; cf. Zimmer p.22.

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        ALS from Haiti - West Indies Missions Despatch

      Haiti, 1844. Haiti [Porte-au-Prince], 25 March 1844. Two part manuscript despatch by the Wesleyan Church's chairman Reverend Mark B. Bird, and secretary Reverend William Towler, signed by both parties, reporting on the progress of mission settlements in Puerto Plata, and the state two schools in Port-au-Prince, addressed to the society's administration in London. 8vo. 2 pages, single-leafs written recto only, integral mailing address, with postmark date stamp. Leaf measures approximately 27cm x 21cm. Some loss and indication of moisture to margins, otherwise in very good condition, early correspondence in a fine hand with significant content. [The island of Hispaniola was at the time entirely under the rule of the Haitian government, having been united by Haiti's president Jean-Pierre Boyer in February 1822. The Dominican Independence War gave the Dominican Republic autonomy from Haiti on 27 February 1844.] The result of an investigative journey to the interior and to coastal regions, this early West Indies correspondence pertains to altruistic activities in an environment of great political and economic instability, religious intolerance, and recovery from a natural disaster. Mr. Bird's assessment of the Wesleyan society's progress on the island of Hispaniola was penned approximately one year after the revolution which deposed president Jean-Pierre Boyer in February 1843, and nine months before the 1843 Constitution of Haiti was enacted on 30 December 1844. His tour of the Puerto Plata regions took place during the Dominican War of Independence, this letter being postmarked only one month after its conclusive end. "Porte Plate Circuit. State of the Society for 1843." The first leaf deals with little known settlements in Puerto Plata Province in the Dominican Republic, at the time of this despatch however being governed by Haiti's president Charles Rivière-Hérard, revolutionary army officer who ousted President Jean-Pierre Boyer during the 1843 Revolution. Locations observed include St. Mark [San Marcos Abajo, northwest of Puerto Plata city, bordering the National Park Isabel de Torres], Muñoz "a settlement some seven miles from town" [today a small village, southeast of the city of Puerto Plata], Cabout and Batey [El Batey is a district in the town of Sosúa, situated on the island's northern coast, east of the city of Puerto Plata]. "State of the Schools" heads the second page, which outlines attendance and curriculum in two schools founded in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Day School he mentions was an especially significant feat, being erected in Port-au-Prince immediately after the calamitous 1842 earthquake, with funds raised solely from local sources, and being the base from which the leading missionary would do his work for years to come. Excerpts from the despatch: "The members in the circuit are generally constant in their conduct & most of them are regular in their attendance... Some have backslidden and left us during the year; ... one has died in the triumph of faith..." "St. Marks. There is a class-meeting, prayer meeting and one preaching weekly at this village... most of the people attend... Cabout and Batey are still regularly visited... two classes containing about twenty members... Muñoz - a settlement about seven miles from town..." "A Day School has commenced... Reading, writing, arithmetic, grammar, and the conference catechism, all in French & English are regularly taught... A comfortable school-room has been erected, furnished with desks and forms, the cost of the whole $832 which sum has been raised by contribution on the spot... it is presented free of all expense to the Committee." End Excerpts. Reverend Mark Baker Bird (1807-1880) was for more than 40 years a missionary in Haiti, and regions which are now in the Dominican Republic, with the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society of Great Britain. He arrived in Haiti in 1839, was soon made Chairman and put in charge of the district of Puerto Plata. Saturday, 7 May 1842, Cape Haitien was destroyed by an earthquake and subsequent fires, causing Bird to relocate to Port-au-Prince. Although the latter city had also been greatly reduced by the disaster, mere months later, in December 1842, the "Wesleyan Church" was opened in Port-au-Prince. During the year of insurrection, 1843, Bird obtained a passport at Port au Prince to travel into the interior and making a wide circuit in order to judge of the condition of the country. During the brief presidency of Charles Rivière-Hérard (4 April 1843 - 3 May 1844), a Day School for both sexes was founded - as described in this document. This document confirms and describes the small schoolhouse which was built on the Mission premises, as a result of local support. Describing the people, the tumultuous era, and his forty years of experiences, Mr. Bird published in London, 1867, "The republic of Hayti, and its struggles." The work appeared in New York in 1869 with a different title, "The black man; or, Haytian Independence. Deduced from historical notes, and dedicated to the government and people of Hayti." Reverend William Towler (died 1853) was a missionary in Puerto Plata, having entered the ministries of the American Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1837, and having arrived in Haiti in early 1838. To evade persecution in 1843-44 he raised the British flag. Reverend Mark Baker Bird (1807-1880), born in the Bailiwick of Jersey, one of the Channel Islands, spent more than 40 years in Haiti and what is now the Dominican Republic, serving tirelessly as a missionary with the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society of Great Britain. Mark Baker Bird and Thomas R. Picot are considered by the society as their most notable missionaries, especially respected for their unwavering courage, earnest undertakings, and profound devotion. Methodism in Haiti began with a pre-stated acceptance or tolerance from President Alexandre Petion. On February 17, 1817, the Reverends John Brown and James Catts arrived in Port-au-Prince. Although the government stated they would accept the missionaries, the Catholic church was very intolerant and the Methodist missionaries had to leave. The witness was carried on by lay people who met secretly. Mr. Bird was chosen in 1833 for work in the West Indies, and completed his apprenticeship in Jamaica from 1834-1838. Having a knowledge of the French language he was sent to Haiti in 1839, where he would spend the remainder of his life, but for his final year. In 1839 Bird was stationed at Cap-Haïtien. In 1840, replacing John Tindall (the first British missionary and Weslyan Chairman at Puerto Plata, 1835-39), Bird was put in charge of the district, over which he presided until 1879. On Saturday, 7 May 1842, the island was devastated by a terrific earthquake, which overthrew many of its most flourishing towns. Cape Haitien, which was populated by about 9,000 people, was completely destroyed, never to recover its former imposing appearance. Bird and his family, residents there at the time, were one of the very few who survived. Bird's family took refuge on a vessel lying in the harbour, which conveyed them to Port au Prince, where they found a welcome with the Hartwell family. Bird remained there, in principal charge at Port au Prince. Two-thirds of the inhabitants of Port-au-Prince were also killed, the city also gravely damaged. In December 1842 the "Wesleyan Church" was opened in Port-au-Prince, which seated 400. During the year of insurrection, 1843, Bird obtained a passport at Port au Prince to travel into the interior and making a wide circuit in order to judge of the condition of the country. During the brief presidency of Charles Rivière-Hérard (4 April 1843 - 3 May 1844), a Day School for both sexes was founded - as described in this document. Classes were first conducted within the walls of the chapel, until, according to this document, a small schoolhouse was built on the Mission premises, as a result of local support. This school was carried on successfully for many years, and greatly added to the influence of the Mission. Here Bird preached in season and out of season, Christian education and moral culture, as the sole remedy for Haiti's misgovernment and backwardness. The School was supported in its early days by municipal contributions and Government patronage. It underwent several changes, adding to its teaching departments a Boys' Boarding House. Faustin Soulouque proclaimed himself 'Emperor of Haiti' in 1849. The subsequent ten year period was marked by a shocking revival in Haiti of West African Obeahism purportedly involving cannibal orgies, political instability and religious intolerance. By 1853 the Haiti District had been reduced to a membership of 241. Only two English Missionaries remained - Mark Bird, and Charles Bishop Hartwell who was removed, first to the Bahamas and later to Antigua. Bird reproached the Government for its neglect of Christian education. Haiti's 8th President Fabre Geffrard (reigning 1859-67) was also unfriendly to Protestantism and in some districts actively persecuted them. In Cape Haitien attempts were made to rob the Methodists of the ground they had formerly possessed and to prevent them rebuilding, but Hartwell successfully defended the mission's property and rights. In Port au Prince Bird's popularity shielded him from various hostile movements by Romanists. After raising another school in the capital he was able to furnish a hostel for boys, and was determined to make similar provision for girls. To appeal to the American Methodists for aid, in 1859 he travelled and lectured for three months in the United States. In July he sailed for Europe on the same errand, soliciting private contacts. He was met with a general response of little faith in the population of freed slaves. Hard times continued. During the term of President Sylvain Salnave (1869-71), a period of numerous uprisings, Port-au-Prince on 17 November 1869 was bombarded in a civil war and once more suffered conflagration. This time the church, school-house, hostel, and residences of missionary and schoolmasters were consumed. Bird was in England at the time, and contemplated retirement. The Missionary Committee in fact proposed to abandon Haiti, but he chose to return and in 1872 when finances were scarce, he oversaw the rebuilding of the church in Port-au-Prince. Before he had arrived, the people had set to work rebuilding chapel and schools, having raised $1,000. To save house-rent, Bird lodged in the chapel vestry while the building was carried on, and in a few short years the Port au Prince establishment was restored. Bird's failing health was consumed in the task of reconstruction however, and in 1879 he retired in Jersey. He was succeeded by Reverend Thomas Picot, also a Channel Islander by birth, who was removed from the Gold Coast of West Africa and who held the post until 1916. Bird's retirement was speedily followed by his death on 23 August 1880, at the age of seventy-two, in Jersey, England. He is buried in the Almorah (St Helier) cemetery. Describing the people, the tumultuous era, and his forty years of experiences, Bird published in London, 1867, "The republic of Hayti, and its struggles." The work appeared in New York in 1869 with a different title, "The black man; or, Haytian Independence. Deduced from historical notes, and dedicated to the government and people of Hayti." Reverend William Towler (died 1853) was a missionary in Puerto Plata, having entered the ministries of the American Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1837, and having arrived in Haiti in early 1838. At this time, Protestant minorities from the United States were somewhat ambivalent toward Dominican independence. On one hand they were grateful for the religious tolerance granted to them by the Haitian state since 1824. On the other hand, they too began to feel the oppression, particularly after Charles Hérard assumed the presidency in 1843. Owing to the uncertainty that marked the early stages of Dominican independence, the Wesleyan missionary in Puerto Plata, William Towler, sought neutrality by raising the British flag, under which many foreigners took refuge. Britain's support of the Wesleyan mission appeared to be a source of protection against religious intolerance and possible abuses at the hands of the new Dominican state. The Wesleyan Church in Haiti is known as L?'Eglise Wesleyenne d?'Haiti. . Very Good.

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      Two volumes uniformly bound. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Inner dentelles with some off-setting onto free endpapers. Covers bordered with three-line fillets and corner rosettes. Spines lettered in gilt. Covers lightly scuffed with mild corner and spine extremity wear. Spines are darkened as is the top 2" of front cover to Volume ll. Bound without half-titles and 8-page advertisement in Volume l. Book-plate of Major Bryan Palmes on front pastedown of both volumes. Palmes (1851-1930) was a member of an old English family who resided at Noburn Hall in York. He was a friend of James Conrad, retired from the Somerset Light Infantry in 1891 with rank of Major. These poems were written after the publication of "Seraphim" and with the exception of a few contributuons to English and American periodicals, are printed here for the first time. The first poem, "Drama of Exile" was the longest and considered by Miss Barrett as the most important poem published up to that time. Robert Browning read her "Poems", wrote her a letter telling her how much he enjoyed them. They were secretly married soon thereafter. These two volumes both have first issue points. Volume l on p.141 has "Let the flood of your salt scorn dash on me". Volume ll has p.163 properly numbered and does not contain "The End" on p.175. A rather scarce and early group of poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861). There are 65 libraries world-wide holding this two-volume set. A total of 17 copies have been sold at auction over the past 35 years acording to ABPC, the last two selling for $2750 and $2000. See Barnes A5 and Haywood 239. 250-275pp. Size: 7" x 4 1/4" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on Trees in Landscape; or, an Attempt to Shew the Propriety and importance of Characteristic Expression in this Branch of Art, and the Means of Producing it

      Printed by T. Bensley and Co, London 1844 - (14 x 11 inches). [2], x, 48pp. Title vignette and 62 etched plates, some with aquatint (55 by Kennion [including five plates (four double-page) not published in the original issue] and 7 by H. W. Williams). Inserted slip by Henry Bohn advertising this issue with the additional plates. Publisher's cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, rebacked preserving original spine Provenance: Charles Irish (signature) The rare Bohn issue, with additional plates not found in the first edition. Trained as a landscape artist at Mr. Fuller's Academy in London, Edward Kennion was admitted as a Fellow of the Society of Artists in 1790, and between 1790 and 1807 exhibited numerous works at its annual exhibitions, as well as at the Royal Academy. In 1803 Kennion issued a prospectus for a work titled "Elements of Landscape and Picturesque Beauty", which was to appear in four volumes. However, he died in 1809, with only the present Essay on Trees in Landscape completed, which was edited and published by his son Charles in 1815. In 1844, letterpress (with 1815 watermarks) and the original copperplates were purchased by Henry Bohn, along with five copperplates for images by Kennion not included in the original work (four large double-page as well as a second plate XIX), as well as the copperplates for etchings by Scottish landscape artist Hugh William Williams. The work by Williams consists of an etched title (Six Etchings of Local Subjects from Nature), and six uncaptioned etched plates. Abbey, Life 147 (1815 edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El Dorado: a Narrative of the Circumstances which gave rise to Reports, in the 16th Century, of the Existence of a Rich and Splendid City in South America; including a Defence of Sir Walter Raleigh In Regard to the Relations made by Him Respecting it, and a Nation of Female Warriors, in the Vicinity of the Amazon, in the narrative of his expedition to the Oronoke in 1595 With a Map

      New York: J. Winchester. Very Good. 1844. Crisp folding map of Guyana. Quarter morocco. Moderate foxing; front hinge repaired.; 8vo ; viii,[166],[i]errata,[ii] adv pages .

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        Journal de l'expédition des portes de fer -

      Imprimerie Royale 1844 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 329 pp. Cartonnage bradel de l'éditeur papier crème. Dos lisse avec pièce de titre beige. Intérieur bien blanc. Avec 153 vignettes dans le texte et 40 gravures hors-texte de Raffet, Dauzats et Decamps et une carte dépliante en couleurs. Chaque hors-texte est précédée d'une serpente avec légende. Bel exemplaire. En 1839, Le duc d'Orléans fils ainé du roi Louis Philippe accomplit un long voyage dans l'Algérie à peine conquise et non encore pacifiée. Le jeune prince qui prit des notes de cette expédition, demanda à Charles Nodier de rédiger cette expédition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recuerdos y bellezas de España. Obra destinada a dar a conocer sus monumentos antiguedades y vistas pintorescas. ARAGON

      S.l 1844 - Anteportada, 434 pp. y 52 grabados a toda plana. Es el volumen dedicado a Aragon que forma parte de la célebre y apreciada obra " Recuerdos y bellezas de España".En buen estado de conservación, limpio. Chagreen verde oscuro de la época, ambas tapas con plancha en seco, lomera con nervios e hilos dorados

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        Emigration and Colonization; Embodying the Results of a Mission To Great Britain and Ireland, During the Years 1839, 1840, 1841 and 1842; Including A Correspondence With Many Distinguished Noblemen and Gentlemen, Several of the Governors of Canada; Descriptive Accounts of Various Parts of the British American Provinces; With Observations, Statistical, Political, Etc.

      John Mortimer, London 1844 - Inscribed: "To Brother Wyld from the Author Brother Rolph".Very Good. 1st. Hard Cover. 8vo. In original cloth neatly rebacked and with most of original back-strip laid down. Lacks half-title. Thomas Rolph emigrated to Upper Canada in the summer of 1833 and settled in Ancaster where he began to practise as a surgeon in August. He also bought and sold small amounts of land in Brooke and Ancaster townships between 1834 and 1837. Rolph became known as a proponent of assisted emigration from Britain to the Canadas along the lines being advocated by Sir Robert John Wilmot-Horton and Edward Gibbon Wakefield.In October 1840 a central coordinating body, the Canadian Emigration Association, was formed in Toronto to collect information on lands and jobs and send it to British emigration societies or make it available to arriving immigrants. The association delegated Rolph as its representative in the British Isles. He was appointed the emigration agent for Upper Canada and the province of Canada from 1839 to 1843.Rolph left Canada at the end of 1843 and probably never returned. In 1844 he published his best-known work, Emigration and colonization; embodying the results of a mission to Great Britain and Ireland, during the years 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1842. The book contains detailed descriptions of his travels in the British Isles and in Upper Canada, reports of speeches (by himself and by others), and accounts of the societies he formed or helped to form. Quoted from DCB online. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Certain Sermons or Homilies

      Oxford - Oxford University Press, 1844 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce nineteenth-century copy of this collection of Elizabethan sermons. 'Appointed to be read in churches in the time of the late Queen Elizabeth of famous memory'. 'To which are added the contitutions and canons ecclesiastical, set forth in the year MDCIII'. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt edges. Externally, smart with some shelfwear only. Some marking and slight fading to the boards. Front hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Light foxing to the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean. Copperplate ink signature to first blank, dated 1849. Overall: GOOD..

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        Whitefriars; Or, The Days Of Charles the second

      An historical romance. In three volumes. [Epigraph and volume number] London: Henry Colburn, publisher, Great Marlborough-street, 1844. 3 Vols, post 8vo; half-titles not called for; pp.[iv]+323+[i (blank)]; [ii]+339+[i (blank)]; [ii]+334; Victorian quarter vellum, black lettering-pieces, bronze pebble-grain cloth sides; t.e.g., others uncut. Vellum darkened and foxed, and one lettering-piece lacking; poor quality paper showing some very light embrowning, and one blank upper margin with short tear; a very few scattered small marks or fox-spots; a very nice copy nonetheless. Emma Robinson?'s first book, and a very scarce title indeed in the first printing, as here. Allowing for a label leaf, the book as here presented makes an exact number of sheets. Sadleir had to be content with a third printing (and a slightly differing collation), whilst Wolff did not find a copy at all; COPAC records copies only at the British Library, Oxford, the National Library of Scotland, and Glasgow. The title-page to volume one in this copy has the ?'m?' of ?'form?' lacking in the first line of the epigraph. It is present in the other volumes. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson.

      London, Henry Colburn, 1844–46 - 7 volumes octavo. Original blue-green combed cloth, title gilt to spines with compartments in blind, panels in blind to the boards with arabesque corner-pieces enclosing a large central tool of an Admiralty coronet within a roundel containing Nelson's Trafalgar signal, in gilt to the upper boards and in blind to the lower, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. Lightly rubbed, the spines a little sunned, the slightest signs that this was a subscription library set, small pieces of the issue-slip remain to the front pastedowns of three volumes, and the front free endpapers of all have traces of "offset" blotting from subscribers filling in the slip, light browning, some light marginal foxing, otherwise an unusually nicely preserved set in the cloth. Portrait frontispiece to Volume I, 4 facsimile letters and 3 plans, 2 of them folding, ads tipped in at the front endpapers of volume I. First edition. The essential starting point for any attempt to understand either the mercurial personality or instinctive tactical genius of Nelson, never superseded. "This is the standard work of reference for Nelson's correspondence and is the principal source from which his biographers have drawn (and still do draw) their material" (Cowie). An excellent set, so handsome in the cloth. Cowie 144 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Opp. 33, 35, 61 nos. 4-6, 61 nos. 1-3, 75, 121 / D783, 813, 824 nos. 4-6, 824 nos 1-3, 599, 968B] Collection of original works for piano 4-hands

      D783: 1844-48; 813: ca. 1831; 824 nos. 4-6: 1844-48; 824 nos. 1-3: 1828-32; 599: 1827; 968B: 1829. Op. 33 / D783 Deutsche Tänze und Ecossaisen für das Piano-Forte zu 2 und 4 Händen... Op. 33. Pr. zu 2 Händen _45 xC.M. / zu 4 Händen f1._ Wien: A.O. Witzendorf [PN A. O. W. 49.], [1844-48]. [i] (title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Roman numeral "XI" in pencil to foot; small circle and/or cross in pencil to the beginning of Primo of each Deutscher Tanz (but not to the ecossaises). Somewhat foxed and soiled. A later edition; the first edition was published by Cappi & Co. in Vienna in 1825. Deutsch p. 476. Hoboken 13, 178. With: Op. 33 / D783 (another copy) As above. Without annotations. Slightly dampstaining to lower edge; small edge tears; final leaf repaired. With: Op. 35 / D813 Variation sur un théme original pour le Piano-Forte à quatre mains Composées et dediées à Monsieur le Comte Antoine Berchtold Chambellan de S.M. L'Empereur... Op. 35. No. 3538. Pr. f2._ C.M. Vienne: Ant. Diabelli & Comp... [PN D. et C. No. 3538.], [1831]. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-29, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Fingering in pencil to pp. 15, 21, and 23; flat redrawn in pencil to top staff of p. 29. Moderately foxed; slightly soiled. A later edition; the first edition was published by Sauer & Leidesdorf in Vienna in 1825. Deutsch p. 510. Hoboken 13, 182. The theme of the variations is by Schubert himself. With: Op. 61 / D824 nos. 4-6 6 Polonaisen für das Piano-Forte zu 4 Händen... 61tes Werk. [2]tes Heft. No. 211. - 212. Pr. f1 - C.M. / [20 Ngr.]. Wien: A.O. Witzendorf [PN C. u. Cz. 212.], [1844-48]. 1f. [title], [i] (blank), 4-15, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Early engraved pagination to pp. 2 to 13; fingering and other pedagogical annotations in pencil to p. 4; annotation "Cis für Lily" in pencil to a C-sharp on p. 6; some additional annotations in pencil to upper left corner of p. 10. Slightly foxed and soiled; some upper outer corners bumped. Printed from the plates of the first edition ("C. u. CZ" stands for "Cappi und Czerny," publisher of the first edition). Deutsch p. 520. Not in Hoboken. With: Op. 61 / D824 nos. 1-3 6 Polonaisen für das Piano-Forte zu 4 Händen... 61tes Werk. [1]tes Heft. No. 211-212. Pr. f1 - C.M. Wien: Joseph Czerný [PN C. u. Cz. 211.], [1828-32]. [i] [title], 2-13, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Pencilled fingerings to pp. 2-3; notational correction to last measure of p. 4; unclear verbal directive (?"Benno") in pencil to head of p. 6; embellishment to bottom staff of p. 8. Moderately foxed; tear to lower margin and lower outer corner of title repaired. Printed from the plates of the first edition; "C. u. CZ" stands for "Cappi und Czerny," publisher of the first edition). Deutsch p. 520. Hoboken 13, 274. With: Op. 75 / D599 IV Polonaisen für das Piano-Forte zu vier Händen... 75tes Werk. No. 2650. Pr. 1f. C.M. Wien: A. Diabelli und Comp. [PN D. et C. No. 2650.], [1827]. [i] (title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Title moderately foxed, remainder slightly foxed; minor paper imperfections. First Edition. Deutsch p. 348. Hoboken 13, 312. Hirsch IV, 554. With: Op. 121 / D968 B Deux Marches caracteristiques à quatre mains pour le Pianoforté... Op. 121. No. 3552. Pr. f1.30 xC.M. Vienne: Ant. Diabelli & Comp. [PN D. et C. No. 3552.], [1829]. [i] (title), 2-23, [i] (blank) pp. Slightly foxed and soiled; minor loss to lower outer corner of pp. 17-18. First Edition. Deutsch p. 626. Hoboken 13, 465. Hirsch IV, 600. Heck 173. Both marches are, somewhat uncharacteristically, in 6/8 meter. Oblong folio. Mid tan leather-backed dark brown cloth boards with titling gilt within decorative blindstamped borders. Contemporary manuscript table of contents in ink to front free endpaper, "Au 24861" in pencil to front pastedown. Former owner's signature "Mary" in pencil to upper right corner of several titles.

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        Aus dem Park Chigi.

      1844. Radierung, 1844, auf festem Bütten. 23,5:30,5 cm. Literatur: Boetticher II, II, A, Radierungen 26; Andresen 26; Vomm D 1844:1I, II (von II). Eine von 8 Radierungen, die auch 1847 und 1870 in den Sammelmappen der Original-Radierungen Schirmers erschienen. Die Platte befand sich 1863 im Nachlaß Schirmers. Am 17. und 20. Juli sowie am 5. und 8. August 1840 besuchte Schirmer den Park der Villa Chigi in Ariccia und fertigte hier Studien an. Auf eine dieser Studien geht vermutlich die ca. vier Jahre später entstandene Radierung zurück..

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        Gesamtansicht mit dem Eisenbahnviadukt u. Eisenbahn im Vgr.

      . gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie aus Dt. Familienbuch, 1844, 17 x 34. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        "Das Münster zu Freiburg (Südliche Seiten- Ansicht)", links Kaufhaus und Häuserzeile, auf dem Platz reiche Personenstaffage.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Benoist nach Chapuy, 1844, 39 x 28 cm.. Nicht bei Schefold; ähnlich Ansicht Nr. 23450, mit Abbildung. - Selten, tadellos erhalten!

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        Eva mit ihrem Sohne Abel.

      1844. Holzschnitt, 1844, von Engelhardt Graeff (1807-1878), auf chamoisfarbenem Velin. 22,6:20 cm. - Verso an den Ecken mit alten Leimspuren, kleine Fehlstelle in der linken oberen Ecke außerhalb der Darstellung. Literatur: Alphons M. von Steinle, Edward von Steinle. Des Meisters Gesamtwerk in Abbildungen. Kempten/München 1910, vg. Abb. 11, Verzeichnis der abgebildeten Werke, S. 2.. Schon 1823 trat Steinle in die Wiener Akademie ein, seit 1826 wurde er von L. Kupelwieser (1796 - 1862) unterrichtet. Zwischen 1828 und 1833 hielt er sich zweimal in Rom auf und fand dort Anschluß an den Kreis der Nazarener (Fr. Overbeck,1789 - 1869; Ph. Veit, 1793 - 1877; J. von Führich, 1800 - 1876). 1829 arbeitete er zusammen mit Overbeck an der Porziuncula bei Assisi. 1833 wieder in Wien, 1837 folgte eine Reise nach Frankfurt am Main und an den Rhein. 1839 übersiedelte er nach Frankfurt am Main und fand Anschluß an den Nazarener-Kreis um Veit. 1850 wurde er Professor für Historienmalerei am Städelschen Kunstinstitut. Steinle ist einer der führenden Vertreter der katholischen Kirchenkunst nach der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts; doch hat er sich auch mit anderen Stoffen befaßt, so z.B. mit Märchen und Dichtungen.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 17. Juli o. J.. 1 S. Kl.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Noch immer sehr leidend bin ich mit meiner Familie hier angekommen und werde heute ein Logis in Dr. Schreber's Haus vor dem Petersthor beziehen, wo ich mich 1 Monat lang einer Kur unterziehen will. Sie würden mich sehr erfreuen, wenn Sie mir dort Ihren Besuch gönnten, da ich selbst gar sehr am Gehen behindert bin [...]". - Mosen, ein Freund von Ludwig Tieck, Ernst Theodor Echtermeyer, Arnold Ruge und Gottfried Semper, wurde 1844 Dramaturg am Großherzoglichen Hoftheater in Oldenburg; 1846 begann er unter stetig anwachsenden Lähmungserscheinungen zu leiden, die schlußends zu Unbeweglichkeit und zum Verlust der Sprache führten. Sein bekanntestes Gedicht ist der Text des "Andreas Hofer-Liedes" ("Zu Mantua in Banden"), das heute Landeshymne des österreichischen Bundeslandes Tirol ist. - Daniel Gottlob Moritz Schreber (1808-1861) war Universitätsprofessor und seit 1844 Leiter der Leipziger orthopädischen Heilanstalt. In seinen Schriften beschäftigte er sich vor allem mit der Gesundheit der Kinder und den sozialen Folgen des Stadtlebens am Beginn der Industrialisierung; Schreber war Namensgeber der im 19. Jahrhundert als Armen- und Specialgärten bekannten, heute Schrebergärten benannten Kleingärten, die jedoch ihren bis heute gültigen Namen erst nach seinem Tod erhielten.

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