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        traité morale et d'économie domestique composé vers 1393 par un bougeois parisien. Contenant des préceptes moraux, qq faits historiques, des instructions sur l'art de diriger une maison, des renseignements sur la consommation du Roi, des Princes et de la ville de Paris, à la fin du qua torzième siécle, des conseils sur le jardinage et sur le choix des chevaux, un traité de cuisine, fort étendu, et un autre non moins complet sur la chasse à l'épervier.Publié pour la premiere fois par la Société des Bibliophiles François.

      Paris l'Imprimerie de Crapelet 1846 - 2 vol. 2 Bll., III SS., 2 Bll., LXXXVIII, 240 SS.; 2 Bll., 382, III SS., mit 1 Stahlst.-Vign. u. 1 Stahlst.-Taf. Rel. demi-chagrin verte, dos à nerfs dorés, tranches jaspées, de l'époque. Bon Ex. EDITION ORIGINALE: Vicaire 583-7 - Bitting 578 - Thiébaud 655/6. D'un important ouvrage publié par le Baron Pichon, d'après un manuscript de sa bibliothèque, et limité à 324 exemplaires.'un important ouvrage publié par le Baron Pichon, d'après un manuscript de sa bibliothèque, et limité à 324 exemplaires. Kalbsledereinbände der Zeit (Rel. romantique) auf 5 Bünde, Golddekor auf Rücken und Filets auf Deckel, je 2 Rschildchen, Innenkanten-Vergoldung, marm. Schnitt. Unbeschnittenes und bis auf wenige Fleckchen sauberes Exemplar. Einbände nur minimal berieben u. bestoßen. Schönes Exemplar mit einer Kupfertafel im Teil über die Jagd. Limit. Ausgabe von 324 Ex. auf Holland. Herausgegeben durch den Präsidenten der Bibliophilen Frankreichs, Baron Pichon, anhand einer Handschrift des 14. Jh. Der ältere Autor schrieb den Text als Instruktion für seine 15-jährige Braut. Behandelt die Führung eines grösseren Haushalts, Gärtnerei, Pferdehaltung, Kochen (S. 80 - 272), Jagd etc. Francais; 2,001 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Modern Painters

      London: Smith, Elder & Co,, 1846?-60. 5 volumes, quarto (245 x 165 mm). Finely bound by Ramage in red full morocco, spine gilt in compartments with gilt titles direct, triple fillet gilt panel to boards, triple rules to boards, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Steel-engraved frontispieces to Volumes 3, 4 and 5, 84 steel-engraved plates, including one with hand colouring, many by the author, 8 separate plates of wood engravings and others in the text. Light sporadic foxing to contents, the occasional small ink mark. An excellent set in strikingly bright bindings. Presentation set, with autograph slips pasted onto the half-title or title page of three volumes, the one in Volume 5 being in the author's hand, the other two in a secretarial hand. Volume 1 is the third edition revised, the first edition to include Ruskin's open criticism of Turner's contemporaries, all others are first editions. When the first volume was originally published, in 1843, Ruskin "stopped short of criticising Turner's contemporaries, who worked in the convention of the picturesque. These were Ruskin's teachers, and his father's friends. It was not until the third edition (...) that blame was substituted for praise" (ODNB). All slips are addressed to a Richard Gray, a name which appears in Timothy Hilton's biography for a Scottish neighbour of the teenage Ruskin in Herne Hill. With a bibliographical note loosely inserted.

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        Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan. Volume I and II (in two volumes). With 78 engravings an 1 folded map.

      London, John Murray, 1846. 12th edition.. Zwei rote Buchbinder-Maroquin-Halbledereinbände mit Lederecken, Buntpapierbezügen und Titel in Golddruck auf Rücken. Band I: Exlibris, 2 Buchhändler-Etiketten aus NY und handschriftliche Widmung auf Vorsatz, VIII, 424 Seiten mit 25 Tafeln, 1 gefalteten Karte und 7 Zeichnungen im Text. Band II: VII, 474 Seiten mit 43 Tafeln und 3 Zeichnungen im Text, 8°.. Nice modern red half-leather binding from professional book binder with all engravings in clean conditions.

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        History of the Great Reformation of the Sixteenth Century in Germany, Switzerland, &c.

      London: Walther, 1841-1846 - 4 volumes, 9 inches tall. A tall run in full calf with the ticket of J. Ridgway Binders of Piccadilly. An elegant binding with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and pallets. A fifth and final volume was published some years later. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        Autograph musical quotation signed "F Liszt"

      1 page (ca. 122 x 193 mm.). Undated. Notated and signed in black ink on paper with 6 staves drawn with rastrum. 4 measures from Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody no. 4 in E-flat major, notated on piano staff. In 2/4, with a key signature of three flats, with "Andantino" at head. With significant differences from the first (and subsequent) editions. Browned; creased at central fold; several professional repairs with Japanese paper minimally affecting notation. . The fourth Hungarian Rhapsody for piano was composed between 1846-1853 and is dedicated to Count Casimir Eszterházy. It was first published in Vienna in 1853 by Haslinger. Liszt renewed his contact with gypsy music and Hungarian folk music [in 1840]. He visited a gypsy encampment and wrote a vivid description of what he observed (Gesammelte Schriften, vi, 135?-7); he also heard a number of the best gypsy bands, and was inspired to produce a series of pieces called Magyar dallok (?'Hungarian National Melodies?'). These compositions were later revised and published under the generic title ?'Hungarian Rhapsodies?' (1851?-3). They contain colourful evocations of gypsy bands... The ?'gypsy scale?' is also in evidence, with its mournful augmented 2nds... Liszt has been maligned for mistaking some of the music played by gypsies (containing popular melodies of the day) for genuine Hungarian folksongs; his book Des bohémiens (1859) further clouded the issue, made him some prominent enemies in his homeland and caused the rhapsodies themselves to fall into disrepute. In 1840 there was general confusion even within Hungary itself as to what constituted gypsy as opposed to Hungarian music. Modern scholarship has revealed that Liszt did indeed incorporate genuine Magyar folk melodies into his rhapsodies, albeit ones he heard filtered through gypsy improvisations." Alan Walker et al in Grove Music Online.

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        Costumi della corte Pontificia

      Roma, 1846. First Edition. Paper Pastedown on folder. Near Fine. Leporello with 30 hand-colored images of Vatican costume, in addition to title with lovely colored decoration and cameo portrait of Gregorio XVI, which also helps date this as 1846 or earlier. The last leaf is pasted to a folder, which in this case has a distinctive faux burled wood (walnut-like) finish. The imagery is sharp, bright and clean. Some wear to the joints of the outer folder.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Fredericksburg, Virginia. After a wartime photograph by Matthew B. Brady

      - Civil War Pen and Ink Drawings ¿ Fredericksburg, Virginia. After a wartime photograph by Matthew B. Brady By John Douglas Woodward (1846-1924), Title inscribed in pen, in the bottom right hand corner Medium: Pen and ink on paper Dimensions: Sheet Size: 12 1/2 x 16 1/2¿ Reference p397, #637, Sears, Stephen. The American Heritage Century Collection of Civil War Art

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        A Conchological Manual

      London: Bohn, 1846. Third edition, considerably enlarged and improved. Hardcover. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). pp.vi, (ii), 313. Hand-coloured engraved frontis. 98 b/w figures to text. 2 fold-out tables. 26 hand-coloured plates with guards, containing 'above 500 etchings of nearly as many proposed or established genera, arranged in Lamarckian order'. Original cloth, stamped in blind to upper and lower boards, trifle marked, blocked in gilt to spine, faded. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Inner hinges just-pulled. O/w contents clean and bright. A Very Good copy with Fine coloured plates. The photograph shown here depicts the book in stock. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Jérome Paturot à la recherche d'une position sociale Jérome Paturot à la r & §JOHANNOT#Tony§§1803-1852 EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Dubochet & Michel lévy, 1846. Fine. Dubochet & Michel lévy, Paris 1846, 2 volumes Grd. in 8 Format Jésus (18x27cm), relié. - First edition of these two works published in 1846 and 1849 respectively, the first is illustrated by Grandville 32 off-texts and numerous vignettes in-text, and the second by Tony Johannot 30 off-texts and 200 vignettes information text. For illustrators, this is one of their best productions, the two novels that inspired the imagination of two designers, whose unbridled imagination and be easy to compare. Rare meeting in contemporary uniforms binding of these two works. Demi shagreen decorated with romantic iron and fat nets. beautiful blue marbled papers on the boards. Corrugated paper and glossy guard white flowers. Small caps rubs head and along the jaw. Very fresh and white copies with very few tiny scattered spots and pale. The serpentes were removed, thus preserving the normal paper foxing here. Beautiful conditions. Jerome Paturot looking for a social position was a great success and its sequel also crisp Parisian society and politics after the Revolution of 1848 Both novels stigmatize the bourgeois society of the time in a very Balzac's vision of social success and make an unprecedented testimony of the time. It will recognize all the political and artistic society portrayed literally and figuratively (Dumas, Balzac, Hugo). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de ces deux ouvrages parus respectivement en 1846 et 1849, dont le premier est illustré par Grandville de 32 hors-textes et de nombreuses vignettes in-texte, et le second par Tony Johannot de 30 hors-textes et de 200 vignettes in-texte. Pour les deux illustrateurs, il s'agit d'une de leurs meilleures productions, les deux romans ayant inspiré la fantaisie des deux dessinateurs, dont l'imagination débridée sera ainsi aisée à comparer. Rare réunion en reliure uniforme d'époque de ces deux ouvrages. Demi chagrin orné de fers romantiques et de filets gras. beaux papiers marbrés bleus sur les plats. Papier de garde gaufré et glacé blanc à fleurs. Petits frottements en coiffes de tête et le long des mors. Exemplaires très frais et blancs avec quelques très rares et pâles infimes rousseurs éparses. Les serpentes ont été ôtées, préservant ainsi le papier des rousseurs habituelles à cet endroit. Belle condition. Jérome Paturot à la recherche d'une position sociale eut un beau succès et sa suite également croquant la société parisienne et politique après la Révolution de 1848. Les deux romans stigmatisent la société bourgeoise de l'époque dans une vision très balzacienne de la réussite sociale, et dresse un témoignage sans précédent de l'époque. On y reconnaîtra toute la société politique et artistique, portraiturée au propre et au figuré (Dumas, Balzac, Hugo).

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        Autograph letter signed "J. Belval" to unidentified correspondent

      - Belval, a French bass, "studied at the Paris Conservatoire and made his début in 1846 at Antwerp. After singing in Toulouse, Lyons, the Hague, Ghent and Brussels, he was engaged at the Paris Opéra, making his début in 1855 as Marcel in Les Huguenots. His roles included Bertram (Robert le diable), Balthazar (La favorite), Walter Furst (Guillaume Tell) and Zaccharie (Le prophéte). He took part in many premiéres and created Gargantua in Labarre’s Pantagruel (1855), the Count of Poitou in Halévy’s La magicienne (1858), Soloman in Gounod’s La reine de Saba (1862), Archbishop Turpin in Mermet’s Roland à Roncevaux (1864), Don Pédro in L’Africaine (1865) and King Claudius in Thomas’ Hamlet (1868). he made his last appearance at the Opéra in 1875 as Cardinal Brogni in La Juive, at the public inauguration of the Palais Garnier. His voice was a deep bass, ample in size and dark in tone." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove online.The Verdi opera to which Belval refers is probably Don Carlos, which premiered at the Paris Opéra on March 11, 1867. Louis-Henri Obin, Pauline Guéymard-Lauters, and Armand Castelmary created, respectively, the roles of Philip II, Eboli, and the monk (Charles V) for the first performance. 3 pp. of a bifolium. 12mo. Dated Neuilly, Sunday, March 3 [1867?]. In black ink on personal stationery with embossed monogram printed in green at head. In French (with translation).An interesting letter in which Belval mentions no fewer than three important composers (Giuseppe Verdi, Félicien David, Hector Berlioz), three singers associated with the Paris Opéra (Louis-Henri Obin, Armand Castelmary, and Pauline Guéymard-Lauters), and the premiere of a new Verdi opera. Because Belval had the flu, he was unable to sing Bertram in a recent performance of Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable; Castelmary, a bass "of the third rank," had to replace him. Belval will sing Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots the following day. He has also asked Guéymard-Lauters to secure two seats for his correspondent for the first performance of Verdi's opera, because he has heard, via Obin, that the composer does not want a public dress rehearsal. Finally, he wishes to enlist the expertise of David and Berlioz regarding some musical matter."My friend Obin told me in effect that Verdi did not wish to hear talk of a dress rehearsal before the public, even a chosen one. But it has been twelve years that I have heard the same alarms with regard to every new opera. Therefore do not despair yet. I have asked Madame Gueymard to get herself signed up for two numbered seats at the theatre for the first performance. They are intended for you, in case the public is not admitted to the dress rehearsal. In principal, the choice of two composers as experts would only reassure me by half, if I had not myself influenced Mr. Félicien David to decide to accept the task, and if in time Mr. Berlioz, to whom I recounted the affair, did not agree with me. Obin went to speak to them both; he could enlighten them much better than I about the disproportion of the two roles. "Slightly worn; creased at folds. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Etchings of a whaling cruise, with notes of a sojourn on the island of Zanzibar, and a brief history of the whale fishery in its past and present condition

      John Murray, London 1846 - Account of whaling in Zanzibar, with 13 black and white woodblock and copperplate engravings, some still with tissue guards. Numerous vignettes also included. Binding coming away from text in a couple of places. Moroccan binding, raised bands and gilt title to spine. Delicate gilt decoration to spine. Edgeworn and with wear to cover and cover corners as well. All edges marbled. Marbled endpages. Browning, stains, and slight foxing throughout. Stains on text block edges. Large stains to first few pages and last few pages. xiii, 580 p. Text in English. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB)]
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        Poems

      London: Smith, Elder, 1846. First. hardcover. good. 2165pp., original olive green cloth, with blind-stamped floral border & central harp design, edges & spine faded to brown. The book has a slant, lacks the upper half of the spine, and the front free end-paper; front hinge cracked; ownership name on title page. Lacks errata slip & 16pp. Smith Elder catalogue, but contains the one page ad for Prose Fictions. London: Smith, Elder, 1846. First Edition. Second issue, actually published in 1848. Despite flaws, a sound copy of a scarce book.

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        Recueil d'articles et tirés-à-part de critique historique et politique, et compte-rendus divers par le Comte Adolphe de Circourt ] Bibliographie ; Recension de : Histoire des Etats-Unis par George Bancroft ; Recension de : Les Etats-Unis d'Amérique par Frédéric de Raumer ; Les Origines de la République des Etats-Unis ; Recension de : Une Nouvelle Vie de Jefferson ; Recension de : Demeures d'hommes d'Etat américains. Homes of American Statesmen ; Recension de : Les Demeures des Auteurs et des Hommes d'Etat de l'Amérique. Homes of American Authors. Homes of American Statesmen ; Recension de : Memoirs of the war in the Southern Department of the United States ; Recension de : Pioneers of France in the North World, France and England in North

      1846 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane verte, tomaison marquée : "6 - Critique, Histoire" : Bibliographie, pp. 469-474 ; Recension de : Histoire des Etats-Unis par George Bancroft, Imprimerie de Ferdinand Ramboz, Genève, 1846, 45 pp. puis Tiré de la Bib. Univ. de Genève, 20 , 28 et 28 pp. ; Recension de : Les Etats-Unis d'Amérique par Frédéric de Raumer, Die Vereignigten Staaten von Nord-America, Tiré de la Bibliothèque Universelle de Genève, 62 pp. ; Les Origines de la République des Etats-Unis ; Recension de : Une Nouvelle Vie de Jefferson, s.n., pp. 238-245 ; Recension de : Demeures d'hommes d'Etat américains. Homes of American Statesmen, 35 pp. ; Recension de : Les Demeures des Auteurs et des Hommes d'Etat de l'Amérique. Homes of American Authors. Homes of American Statesmen, Tiré de la Bibliothèque Universelle de Genève, 36 pp. ; Recension de : Memoirs of the war in the Southern Department of the United States ; Recension de : Pioneers of France in the North World, France and England in North America, pp. 347-368 ; Recension de : The Jesuits in North America in the seventeenth Century, by Parkman, pp. 152-155 ; Recension de : France and England in North America. Part Third, Annales des Voyages, mai 1870 pp.141-164 ; Recension de : L'Ancien Régime au Canada. The Old Regime in Canada, by Francis Parkman, RQH, 1876, pp. 617-623 ; Recension de : Madame Swetchine, sa Vie et ses Oeuvres, par le Comte de Falloux, Tiré de la Bibliothèque Universelle de Genève, décembre 1860, 36 pp. ; Article : Le Chancelier Pasquier, pp. 612-618 ; Notice historique du Général Vicomte Talon ; Lord Elgin. In Memoriam ; Recension de : Leaves from the Journal of our life in the Highlands, from 1848 to 1861 ; Recension de : Les annales de la Cathédrale de Saint-Paul de Londres. Annals of Saint-Paul's cathedral, Au Bureau de la Revue Britannique, Paris, 1869, 40 pp. ; Recension de : Canterbury. Mémoires historiques de Canterbury, 39 pp. ; Recension de : L'Abbaye de Westminster. Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey, 46 pp. ; Recension de : Oestreich und Preussen gegenüber der franzosischen Revolution par Huffer ; La Politique des Puissances allemandes pendant les Guerres de la Révolution française ; Recension de : Past and Present Policy, etc. De la Conduite tenue autrefois et maintenant par l'Angleterre au sujet de l'Irlande, Tiré de la Bibliothèque Universelle de Genève, 13 pp. Recueil original d'articles (souvent en tirés-à-part originaux) du Comte Adolphe de Circourt. Le salon d'Anastasie de Circourt et de son mari le Comte Adolphe de Circourt fut l'un des plus célèbres du XIXe siècle. Comme l'écrit Sainte-Beuve, "aucune prévention, aucun préjugé n’arrêtait cette personne, si pieuse d’ailleurs et si ferme dans ses croyances, dès qu’elle sentait qu’elle avait affaire à un esprit de valeur et à un homme de talent". Correspondant de Tocqueville, le Comte collabora à de nombreuses revues (Revue Britannique, Revue Contemporaine, Revue Britannique, etc.). Etat très satisfaisant (mq. de papier au second plat, ex-libris Bibliothèque des Bruyères, très bon état par ailleurs) pour cet recueil établi par l'auteur, le Comte de Circourt et provenant de sa bibliothèque des Bruyères, à La Celle-Saint-Cloud. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        German Fairy Tales and Popular Stories as told by Gammer Grethel. Translated... by Edgar Taylor. With Illustrations from Designs by George Cruikshank & Ludwig Grimm

      London: Joseph Cundall, 1846. First edition thus.. Hardcover. Large 12mo in 6s. (7.25 x 5 inches). pp.xii, 350, 1 (advert leaf). Engraved portrait frontis. (crudely hand-coloured), vignette title to each of the twelve sections, numerous letterpress engravings, some marks to text. Contemporary olive green half calf, rubbed, gilt decorated, spine faded, return and corners of upper cover with doodled patterns in ink. Contemporary ms inscription on prelim blank. Marbled endpapers and edges, bookplate with crest to front pastedown. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. Uncommon. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Wigand's Conversations-Lexikon. Für alle Stände. Von einer Gesellschaft deutscher Gelehrten bearbeitet.

      Leipzig, Wigand 1846-1852.. 15 Bände. Gr. 8°. Grünes Leinen der Zeit, Rückenprägung in Gold.. 1. Ausgabe, ganz gutes Exemplar. Peche/Seemann 139. Wigand (1795-1870) war Autor, Verleger und Vorstandsmitglied im Börsenverein. Sein Conversations-Lexikon ist aus der 9. Auflage des Brockhaus zusammengestellt, auch das Lexikon von Brüggemann wurde herangezogen (Wigand hatte die letzten vier Bände herausgegeben). Zischka: ' Liberal und zeitgeschichtlich sehr aufschlußreich'. Gelenke in Band 1 gelockert, vereinzelt leicht gebräunt und gelegentlich stockfleckig. Gleichmäßige Reihe, komplett nicht häufig.

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Traité Elémentaire de Topographie et de Lavis des Plans. Illustré de nombreuses planches coloriées avec soin, et précédé de Notions de Géométrie.

      - Paris, Langlois et Leclercq, 1846. Un album de format à l'Italienne de 23x31 cm., comptant 22 pp. (traité de géométriie); 2 pp. De texte, et 12 planches accompagnées pour chacune d'une page d'explication. Tirage en chromolithographie. Reliure éditeur en demi basane vert Empire, titre doré en long; grande lithographie en couleurs sur le premier plat. Quelques discrètes rousseurs dans le texte, premier plat légèrement défraîchi. Bon état. Peu commun. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph musical quotation signed "F Liszt"

      1 page (ca. 122 x 193 mm.). Undated. Notated and signed in black ink on paper with 6 staves drawn with rastrum. 4 measures from Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody no. 4 in E-flat major, notated on piano staff. In 2/4, with a key signature of three flats, with "Andantino" at head. With significant differences from the first (and subsequent) editions. Browned; creased at central fold; several professional repairs with Japanese paper minimally affecting notation. . The fourth Hungarian Rhapsody for piano was composed between 1846-1853 and is dedicated to Count Casimir Eszterházy. It was first published in Vienna in 1853 by Haslinger. Liszt renewed his contact with gypsy music and Hungarian folk music [in 1840]. He visited a gypsy encampment and wrote a vivid description of what he observed (Gesammelte Schriften, vi, 135–7); he also heard a number of the best gypsy bands, and was inspired to produce a series of pieces called Magyar dallok (‘Hungarian National MelodiesÂ’). These compositions were later revised and published under the generic title ‘Hungarian RhapsodiesÂ’ (1851–3). They contain colourful evocations of gypsy bands... The ‘gypsy scaleÂ’ is also in evidence, with its mournful augmented 2nds... Liszt has been maligned for mistaking some of the music played by gypsies (containing popular melodies of the day) for genuine Hungarian folksongs; his book Des bohémiens (1859) further clouded the issue, made him some prominent enemies in his homeland and caused the rhapsodies themselves to fall into disrepute. In 1840 there was general confusion even within Hungary itself as to what constituted gypsy as opposed to Hungarian music. Modern scholarship has revealed that Liszt did indeed incorporate genuine Magyar folk melodies into his rhapsodies, albeit ones he heard filtered through gypsy improvisations." Alan Walker et al in Grove Music Online.

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        Geological Map of England and Wales, Compiled from the Latest Documents. Shewing Also the Principal Roads, Railways, Rivers, and Canals.

      London: J. Gardner Junr 1846 - Map dimensions 63 x 52.5 cm, overall 78 x 59 cm. Folding map geologically coloured to illustrate the strata with a large key to the upper right, coloured section "shewing the general arrangement & relations of stratified and unstratified rocks" along the lower margin, dissected into 20 sections and mounted on linen, marbled paper to the fold end sections, folds into the original diced cloth slipcase with the printed label of the mapseller James Wyld to the upper cover and a brief title label to one spine. Slight fading to the case, excellent condition overall.

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        Enterprise in Tropical Australia

      London: Madden and Malcom, 1846. Octavo, two folding hand-coloured maps, contemporary half-calf with gilt labels, an attractive copy. The bookplate of Viscount Novar - formerly Ronald Munro Ferguson (1860 - 1934), the sixth Governor-General of Australia. Ferguson, 4268.

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        Almanach De Gotha, Annuaire Diplomatique et Statistique: 1846, 1851, 1853, 1854, 1862, 1863, 1868, and 1869

      Gotha: Justus Perthes. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. First Edition. Cloth. Original blindstamped cloth with titles in gilt on spine, all but 1846 with printed endpapers, in the publisher's dust-wrappers with printed paper spine labels; variously paginated. The later volumes are largely fine, but 1846 has both hinges cracked, being held on only by the cords; 1868 with a paper tear at the front pastedown. The jackets for 1846 and 1853 show dampstaining, the one for 1851 has an age-toned spine; 1846 has a detached front panel and is lacking a couple of it's french-fold flaps, 1851 with tears and light chiopping, 1863 and 1868 with larger chips, the rest with light chipping and some tears, but overall an attractive set. Interesting to note the changes in the jackets over the two decades we have here, as the color changed from dusky violet in the '40s and '50s to dark blue in the mid-'50s to a lighter blue in the later '60s. The publisher (thankfully) abandoned the french-fold-style jacket sometime after 1846 and before 1851. .

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        THEBES [Showing the Colossi of Amunophis III, Being an Original Hand-Coloured Lithograph From] THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA

      London: F.G. Moon and Co., 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 24" x 16.5", the captioned image, is 19.5" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. A very famous and iconic image, being the Colossi of Memnon, the two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III which for the past 3400 years have stood in the Theban necropolis, west of the River Nile near the modern city of Luxor. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast...that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.

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        Chemie der organischen Verbindungen. 2. umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage. 2 Bände.

      Braunschweig, Vieweg, 1846.. (22 x 14 cm). (2) XXXVII, 1023 S./ (2) XXXIV, 1754 (2) S. Moderne Halbleinwandbände im Stil der Zeit.. Hier das erste und bis zum Erscheinen des "Beilstein" einzige Handbuch für organische Chemie in deutscher Sprache. - Löwig (1803-1890), Schüler von L. Gmelin, war Professor für Chemie in Zürich und - als Nachfolger Bunsens - ab 1853 in Breslau. Er entdeckte unabhängig von Balard das Brom und gehörte zu den Pionieren auf dem Gebiet der metallorganischen Verbindungen. - Stempel auf Titel. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt, sonst gut erhalten

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        SIDON, LOOKING TOWards lebanon [Being an Original Hand-Coloured Lithograph From] THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA

      London: F.G. Moon and Co., 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 24" x 17", the captioned image, is 20" x 14", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. A handsome wide view of the fishing and port city of Sidon. The city is laid out against a mountainous background and the Sidon sea-castle and bridge are clearly visible. In the foreground group of travelers with wares are approaching the city by road. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as Sidon there are many views available of Egypt, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast...that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.

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        TEMPLE OF ESNEH [Being an Original Hand-Coloured Lithograph From] THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA

      London: F.G. Moon and Co., 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 17.25" x 24", the captioned image, is 13.25" x 21", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. An image of the interior of the Grand Portico at the Temple of Esna. Highly colored as printed and very atmospheric. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast...that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.

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        TYRE [Being an Original Hand-Coloured Lithograph From] THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA

      London: F.G. Moon and Co., 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 23" x 17.5", the captioned image, is 19.25" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an especially well-coloured and atmospheric plate of a broad view of Tyre showing both ancient ruins and more recent inhabited buildings. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as Tyre there are many views available of Egypt, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast...that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.

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        SIDON [Being an Original Hand-Coloured Lithograph From] THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA

      London: F.G. Moon and Co., 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 24" x 17", the captioned image, is 20" x 14", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. A handsome general view of the fishing and port city of Sidon. It is a beautifully colour plate featuring people, fish, dogs, boats, buildings, the Sidon sea-castle and bridge and the Mediterranean. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as Sidon there are many views available of Egypt, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast...that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.

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        Polymeter. Beschreibung und Gebrauch eines Instrumentes welches gewöhnliche Rechnungen verrichtet ... und zugleich als Lineal, Dreieck, Maßstab und Proportionalzirkel dient. Hrsg. J. Wacker.

      Emmishofen, Straßburger, 1846.. (16,5 x 10 cm). 64 S. Mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten lithographierten Tafel. Original-Broschur.. Sehr seltenes Werk mit der Beschreibung eines vom Verfasser konstruierten Rechenschiebers. Anhand vieler Beispiele wird der Gebrauch für die verschiedensten Anwendungen erklärt. - Stempel auf Titel. Etwas stockfleckig. Einband mit Gebrauchspuren, sonst gut erhalten

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        MEMOIR OF PONT - Y - TU - PRYDD OVER THE RIVER TAFE IN THE COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN.

      Printed for private circulation, 1846.Memoir of Pont - y - Tu - Prydd, read before a meeting of the Institution of Civil Engineers, April 4th, 1838: printed for private circulation by permission of the Council, 1846. Slim 4to, 280 x 220 mm, 11 x 8½ inches, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, half - title dated 1846, engraved title page dated 1838 and 2 engraved plates on thick paper, all with tissue guards, 8 pages, first page printed in red and black with central engraved portrait vignette of William Edwards, bound in publisher's original blind stamped dark green cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover, pale yellow endpapers, all edges gilt, small Westleys & Clark binder's ticket to bottom of last pastedown. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, a small hole to center of spine, corners bumped and slighty worn, small stain to lower margin of engraved title page and the 2 plates, some light age - browning and foxing throughout, inner paper hinges cracked, otherwise a good copy of this fragile item. The presentation reads: George Munday Esq with the best wishes of the Author. The name Pontypridd is from "Pont - y - ty - pridd" the Welsh for "bridge by the earthen house", a reference to a succession of wooden bridges that formerly spanned the River Taff at this point. Pontypridd is, however, more famous for the Old Bridge, a stone bridge across the River Taf built in 1756 by William Edwards. This bridge was the third attempted by Edwards, and at the time of its construction was the longest stone - built single Arch bridge in Europe. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        An incredible ALS of Charles Dickens mentioning by name his first literary efforts that propelled him to literary stardom, including the iconic Oliver Twist!

      London, February 27, 1846. 4.5" x 7". "Very fine content Autograph Letter Signed in the third person, ""Mr. Charles Dickens,"" 1 page, 4.5"" x 7"", ""Devonshire Terrace, York Gate, Regent's Park,"" February 27, 1846 to ""Mr. Bouteher"" offering a chronology of his writing Sketches by Boz, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, and Oliver Twist. Expected folds, extremely light toning at top margin, very minor contemporary ink smudge, mounting remnant on verso, else fine condition.Dickens writes, in full: ""Mr. Charles Dickens presents his compliments to Mr. Bouteher, and has to say, in reply to his note, that the sketches were written first, then the Pickwick Papers - then (and while the latter were yet unfinished, and in course of publication) the earlier portions of Oliver Twist, which were succeeded from time to time by the remainder of that story[.]"" An incredible letter mentioning the works that propelled Dickens to literary stardom. Dickens' first published work began appearing in a series of sketches for The Monthly Magazine in December 1833, which in 1836 were published in collected form under the title: Sketches by Boz which featured illustrations by George Cruikshank. The success of Sketches, published under his pseudonym ""Boz,"" led to an offer from publisher Chapman and Hall to have Dickens add commentary to accompany a series of comic sketches by Robert Seymour to appear on a monthly basis. Seymour committed suicide after the second installment, which allowed Dickens more control over the project, which, when completed, became popularly known as The Pickwick Papers. Although the first issues were relatively unsuccessful, the series quickly grew in popularity when Dickens introduced the Cockney character Sam Weller. The final installment sold 40,000 issues.As he notes in the present letter, Dickens began drafting the first chapters of Oliver Twist while in the midst of issuing The Pickwick Papers. The first installment appeared in February 1837 in the magazine Bentley's Miscellany, of which he assumed the role of editor in November 1836, and ceased in April 1839, the same year that the novel was first published in book form. Dickens' novel introduction of a child protagonist proved compelling to English readers?"even to a young Queen Victoria who read both Oliver Twist and The Pickwick Papers, staying up until late to discuss the works (Queen Victoria's Journals, Royal Archives, December 26, 1838). By the time Dickens' responded to this letter, generously offering up some literary tidbits to a fan, he had several more significant works under his belt including The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, and A Christmas Carol. "

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        Draft proof of a printed letter to William Gladstone concerning colonial affairs

      printed by Stewart and Murray, February, Colchester 1846 - Octavo, 98pp., without title page (as issued), drop title 'Draft Proof. Nayland, February 1846.' to first leaf; with the signature of magistrate John Walpole Willis and numerous manuscript notes throughout, a little browning yet very good in modern half green morocco. Very rare: printed "Draft Proof" of Wakefield's letter to the British minister (and later Prime Minister) William Gladstone, with numerous manuscript annotations by John Walpole Willis (1793-1877).Willis was a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales who was later appointed as a magistrate in Melbourne, and his careful reading of Wakefield's letter is more evidence of the latter's influence. Willis' first colonial appointment was to the court of equity for Upper Canada, and several of his notes in the present volume refer to Canadian precedents. While in Canada, Willis came into conflict with judicial authorities and was removed from his office and returned to London. After serving in British Guinea, Willis was finally appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and arrived in the colony in 1838. Here a quarrel with the chief justice Sir James Dowling led to him being transferred to Melbourne in March 1841. Despite his comprehensive ability in law and jurisprudence, Willis' strong temper and direct manner of speech alienated the legal community and powerful interest groups of Melbourne. He was removed from office by Governor Gipps in June 1843 despite an outcry from the press and a popular public meeting called to protest against his dismissal.Willis returned to England shortly afterwards where he continued his interest in colonial affairs. Here he proof-read this draft copy of Wakefield's letter to Gladstone, adding numerous marginal notes drawing upon his significant legal experience. In 1850 Willis expounded his own views by publishing his own book titled On the Government of the British Colonies.This draft copy of Wakefield's letter, annotated by a magistrate of several years service in Australia, demonstrates the wide influence he exercised in promoting colonial reform. There is no indication that the letter was ever actually published; this draft printing is extremely rare. Another example is in the Hocken collection at the University of Otago, but it was not known to Ferguson. New Zealand National Bibliography, 5790. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Discoveries in Australia; with an account of the Coasts and Rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43... Also a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1846. Two volumes, octavo, with 26 engraved plates (including frontispieces) and eight folding charts (6 loose and 2 tipped in, as usual), some occasional light spotting in the margins of plates but generally a very good untrimmed set, all of the many advertising pages and slips noted by Wantrup present as per first issue; modern blue calf. First edition, and a major work of Australian voyaging and exploration, often considered the last major voyage of Australian discovery. This work recounts the third and final circumnavigation of HMS Beagle, dispatched by the Admiralty to complete the mapping of the remote coasts of New Holland, in particular the north-west coast and the Torres Strait.The work was written by John Lort Stokes, who joined the Beagle in 1824 and served on all three circumnavigations, working up from a midshipman to be the final commander, a position he was given in Sydney in 1841. He had been the companion, that is, of everyone from Darwin to Phillip Parker King, and was easily the longest-serving officer on the famous ship. Discoveries in Australia recounts the third voyage of HMS Beagle from 1837 to 1843 under Wickham and Stokes, when the ship was in Australian waters. "Stokes is noted as an engaging, vivacious and entertaining writer. As the official account of the last major expedition of Australian discovery, his book is essential to a collection relating to coastal voyages. It is also of considerable interest to collectors of inland exploration journals, since Stokes and the crew of the Beagle undertook many expeditions inland from the coast which are recorded in his book. It is a scarce book and is eagerly sought by collectors..." (Wantrup). Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', p.129; Ferguson, 4406; Australian Rare Books, 89a.

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        Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau ('Perspective Générale De La Ville d'Orléans et de ses Environs, prise de l'Quest').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Charles Francois Pensée b. Lemercier in Paris, dat. 1846, 73 x 99 Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXVI, S. 387. - Ch.F. Pensée (1799 - 1871) war Museumskonservator in Orléans und gleichzeitig Maler, Zeichner und Lithograph. - Großformatige Gesamtansicht der Stadt. - Links unten Titelkartusche mit der Jungfrau von Orléans. - Unter der Ansicht Erklärungen aller Gebäude sowie alle Straßennamen. - Das Blatt mit einigen kleinen restaurierten Stellen. - Prachtvolle Ansicht in dieser Größe extrem schwierig zu finden! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Jérome Paturot à la recherche d'une position sociale EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: J.-J. Dubochet, Le Chevalier et Cie, 1846. Fine. J.-J. Dubochet, Le Chevalier et Cie, Paris 1846, 18,5x27,5cm, relié. - first edition illustrated by Grandville. Binding romantic black calico publisher, smooth back of a richly decorated gilt decoration, tears superior jaw, small rips on upper cover, frames of a seven-time net gilded on the boards, first board decorated with a decor golden and polychrome, lower flat hit a gilded iron, gilt edges. Foxing. First printing of the 32 illustrations Text-out of Grandville, and numerous vignettes, cul-de-lamp and ornaments in-text engraved on wood. "One of the best productions of Grandville." Carteret. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée par Grandville. Reliure romantique en percaline noire de l'éditeur, dos lisse richement orné d'un décor doré, déchirures des mors supérieurs, petits accrocs sur le plat supérieur, encadrements d'un septuple filet doré sur les plats, premier plat orné d'un décor doré et polychrome, plat inférieur frappé d'un fer doré, tranches dorées. Rousseurs.  Premier tirage des 32 illustrations hors-texte de Grandville, et des très nombreuses vignettes, culs-de-lampe et ornements in-texte, gravées sur bois. "Une des meilleures productions de Grandville."Carteret.  

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        ENGRAVING Of CHARLES DICKENS [plus] SIGNED ENVELOPE to FREDERICK YOUNG

      [London], 1846. Matted & housed in a handsome gilt-edged wooden frame. Nr Fine condition, in a frame showing little wear.. Engraved by D. J. Pound, after a photograph by Mayall. A handsome piece destined to grace a study wall.

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        Michel-Ange et Raphaël EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Recoules, 1846. Fine. Recoules, Paris 1846, 14x22cm, 2 volumes brochés. - First Edition with cover and title of relay 1846 (the correct date is 1845). Back of the first volume cracked the top and bottom, two angular gaps at the top and bottom of the second plate of the first volume, some minor foxing. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale avec couverture et titre de relais en 1846 (la bonne date est de 1845). Dos du premier volume fendillé en tête et en pied, deux manques angulaires en tête et en pied du deuxième plat du premier volume, quelques petites rousseurs. Rare.

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        Die Gletscher des Vernagtthales in Tirol und ihre Geschichte.

      Wagner, Innsbruck. 1846 - Contiene una grande carta geografica a due colori (55x42 cm) con i vari ghiacciai della Valle di Vernago (in Alto Adige adiacente alla Valle di Senales). Edizione originale, rarissima soprattutto nella legatura editoriale, di quest’opera molto datata. L’opera segue di 3 anni un altro importante lavoro geologico decisamente più comune: "KÜRSINGER, Ignaz von - SPITALER, Franz. Der Groß-Venediger in der norischen Central-Alpenkette, seine erste Ersteigung am 3. September 1841, und sein Gletscher in seiner gegenwärtigen und ehemaligen Ausdehnung. Mit einem Anhange: Die zweite Ersteigung am 6. September 1842. Innsbruck, Wagner, 1843." The name of Stotter is joint with the "Geognostiche Karte Tirols, aufgenommen und herausgegeben auf Kosten des geognost: montanist: Vereins von Tirol u. Vorarlberg. 1849 Publisher: 1849 1849 [but 1852?]".This map was produced by the Geognostisch-Montanistischen Verein von Tirol und Vorarlberg (founded 1836) under the auspices of Michael Stotter, director of geology and mineralogy at the Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum. The survey of the region commenced in 1840 and continued until 1846. The map bears a printed date of 1849, the year the map was completed, though it would appear to have been published in 1852. The former date also coincides with the foundation of the Geological Survey of Austria. Formato: 75 p., [1] c. di tav. ripieg., 22 cm, cartoncino editoriale a stampa. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, piccoli difetti alla legatura soprattutto al dorso, strappo senza mancanze alla carta al lato di attaccatura col volume, fioriture.

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        [SUBSTANTIAL MANUSCRIPT REGARDING THE HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA AND SONORA WRITTEN JUST BEFORE THE GOLD RUSH, WITH CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS OF GOLD DISCOVERY IN SONORA]

      [N.p., ca. 1846].. [22] large folio leaves, written on rectos only, most 18 1/2 x 12 inches, about 15,000 words. Moderate edge wear, with occasional minor loss of text. Very good. In a cloth case with chemise, leather label. An apparently unpublished history of the states of California and Sonora, found among the papers of J. Goldsborough Bruff, the noted artist of the Gold Rush, though it does not appear to be in his hand. The manuscript begins, "Discovery of the Gulf of Cal." includes an account of Cortez, several pages on the history of Sonora, and extends through the birth of the California Republic in 1846. The large manuscript is written in a clear hand, includes much on the early discovery of California by the Spanish, accounts of California and Sonora during the Mexican colonial period, with contemporary views on the indigenous peoples, agriculture, religion, natural resources, and information on the various cities in the region. The work includes important narratives of early Mexican gold mining in Sonora: "Recently this state of Sonora has been involved in revolutionary movements on acct. of a collision between the Mexican and State governor. About 60 mi. N.W. of Tepec, on large plains or Llanos of 100 mi. extent have been worked 80 yrs. by Mexican miners for Gold [underlined] - First discovered by a Sonorian, laying under a tree - nooning, who noticed, where his saddle lay, an ant hill heaped up entirely of grain gold. On digging to quartz rock, and finding the veins, they named it the Ant Mines [underlined]. All this extensive surface is the same rich deposit of crude gold as found in Up. Cal. called Placere [underlined]." Following this account is a recounting of the discovery of gold quartz by a native Sonorian named Theodoro Salasan, who lived in the "southern part of the Llanos" and found gold quartz after working the land for twenty years. The manuscript concludes during the Mexican-American War, with an account of California residents who petitioned a British admiral recently docked in Monterey and San Francisco for protection "while they became an independent Republic. This the admiral declined, informing them that war existed between Mex. and the U.S. and he would not interfere, and had no authority to do so." A densely-written and substantial contemporary history of California during a transitional time for the region, containing accounts of gold in Sonora, the types of stories that helped spark the great California Gold Rush just a few years later. Formerly sold as lot 46 in a Charles Hamilton sale, Dec. 19, 1974.

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        Modern Painters: Volumes I - V

      London, U.K.: Smith, Elder and Co., 1846. No dust jacket. Hardcover. Third edition. Five-volume set. Leather binding. Boards are somewhat rubbed around edges and have several scorings, scratches and minor cracks. However, boards are in good condition for their age. Ridged spines with gilt lettering and decoration. One or two slight chips and scratches to the leather surrounding author and title information on spines of Volumes I-IV. Notable abrasion to the leather surrounding author information on spine of Volume V. Marbled page block, pastedowns and endpapers. Personal bookplate on front pastedowns of all volumes. Binding is sound in Volumes I-III, and in Volume V. Front endpaper of Volume IV has come a little loose, and binding is slightly loose near middle of volume. Minor damage to leading edge of front endpaper of Volume V. Some very minor age-spotting and fading throughout. Text and illustrations remain clear. AF. hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Used.

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        Thirty Plates Illustrative of Natural Phenomena, Etc. with a short description annexed to each plate.

      London: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1846. - 4to., (13 5/8 x 11 1/8 inches). 30 fine engraved plates with original hand color (very occasional spotting). Original publisher's brown cloth, decorated in blind and lettered in gilt (foot of the spine worn, a few pale stains). First edition. With brilliantly hand-colored plates, mostly by Whymper. Whymper was an English wood engraver, book illustrator and watercolor painter who specialized in riverscapes. He was also well known for his fine engravings of animals, fish, and landscapes for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (as here). The plates were available individually in addition to the collected edition, which was published in 1846 and 1849. They were offered both colored and uncolored: below the publisher's imprint it states "Price 3/4d. Plain and 2d. Coloured." The plates include: "The Rainbow"; "The Aurora Borealis"; "The Geysers; or Boiling Springs of Iceland"; "Water Spouts"; "Glaciers"; "Icebergs"; "Caverns"; "Fingal's Cave"; "The Falls of Niagara"; "The Prairie on Fire"; " Halos"; "Coral Reefs"; "Natural Bridges"; "Monsoons"; "Snow Bridges"; "Rapids"; "Petrifying Springs"; "Air Volcanoes"; "The Dropping Well"; "Mountain Passes"; "Perforated Rocks"; "Glacier Tables"; "The Breaking Up of Ice-Floes"; "The Fata Morgana"; "The Ignis Fatuus; or, Will-o'-the-Wisp"; "Avalanches"; "Torrents of Mud"; "Whirlpools"; "Sand Storms"; and "Volcanoes." For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or the Parish Boy's Progress

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. xii, 311pp, [1]. Original cloth, decorative gilt spine, wreath design in gilt to upper cover, in blind to lower, within blind stamped border, primrose endpapers. Spine faded, covers slightly faded, slightly rubbed and bumped and spine slightly cocked. Internally the text is fairly bright and clean, plates with usual browning to edges and occasionally to image, two with marginal tears. Uncommon one volume edition of Oliver Twist, with twenty-four Cruikshank plates, originally published in parts. See Smith, page 37. First Thus. Hardback. Good. Illus. by Cruikshank, George. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Panorama der Oesterreichischen Monarchie, ihrer schönsten und merkwürdigsten Gegenden, ... so wie der interessantesten Donau=Ansichten. Neue Ausgabe. 3 Bde.

      Pesth, Hartleben, 1846.. In-8; Vortitel, Titel, farblithogr. Widmungsblatt, VIII, 345 pp, 1 Bl. Inh.; 255 pp (inkl. Titel), 1 Bl. Inh.; 279 pp (inkl. Vortitel, Titel), 1 Bl. Inh.; zus. 120 Stahlstiche (inkl. gest. Titel mit Vignette); blindgepr. schwarzes Ln. d. Zt. mit dekorativer Romantiker-Rückenvergoldung; Einbände bestoßen, Bezug vereinzelt mit Fehlstellen, Vorsätze erneuert; Buchblöcke gebrochen, Bindungen gelockert, einige Seiten im Bundsteg beschädigt; wenige Seiten mit Anstreichungen bzw. Marginalien, unterschiedlich stark gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Ohne den Vortitel zu Bd. 2.. Nebehay-Wagner 814; Slg. Eckl 3, 471. - Titelauflage des klassischen österreichischen Ansichtenwerks (Erstausgabe 1839-1840) mit noch heute lesenswerten Ortsbeschreibungen. Die Stiche (nach Zeichnungen von Thomas Ender, Jakob und Rudolf Alt u. a.) zeigen neben Landschaftsbildern vor allem Detail- und Gesamtansichten von Orten der Monarchie, darunter auch selten dargestellte.

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        Etchings of a Whaling Cruise

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1846. With Notes of a Sojourn on the Island of Zanzibar. To Which is Appended a Brief History of the Whale Fishery, Its Past and Present Condition. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings on Steel and Wood. Octavo. Modern brown morocco, red morocco labels, double fillet panel in blind to the boards. Engraved frontispiece and 12 plates, numerous engravings in the text. Browning and some foxing throughout, particularly strong front and back, remains very good. First edition, first printing. This, the author's first book, was "written in large part to show what life was like on a whale ship, in order to better the lot of seamen. The narrative provides one of the few accounts we have of life in the whaling fleet of the 1840s, written by an intelligent and sensitive observer. Browne was influenced by Richard Henry Dana and, in turn, was imitated by Herman Melville" (Hill 197). A passage from this book, which includes the famous line "Thar she blows", appears in the extracts that make up the prefatory matter to Moby Dick.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or the Parish Boy's Progress

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1846 - xii, 311pp, [1]. Original cloth, decorative gilt spine, wreath design in gilt to upper cover, in blind to lower, within blind stamped border, primrose endpapers. Spine faded, covers slightly faded, slightly rubbed and bumped and spine slightly cocked. Internally the text is fairly bright and clean, plates with usual browning to edges and occasionally to image, two with marginal tears. Uncommon one volume edition of Oliver Twist, with twenty-four Cruikshank plates, originally published in parts. See Smith, page 37 Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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