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        The Battle of Life. A Love Story

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First Edition. The fourth of Dickens's five Christmas books. Fourth State, with Cupid carrying a scroll on the engraved title page vignette. Octavo (17cm); publisher's red vertical-ribbed cloth, covers with decorative blind border surrounding a central gilt vignette, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine; all edges gilt; engraved frontispiece and title page, [6], 176pp, plus ad leaf; illus. by G. and E. Dalziel, Thomas Williams and W.T. Green after Richard Doyle, Clarkson Stanfield, John Leech and Daniel Maclise. Slight forward lean, with thin crack to front hinge; wear to spine ends and lower board edges, resulting in occasional board exposure; clean throughout - Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Reglamento de la Direccion de Colonizacion

      México: Imprenta del Aguila, 1846. First edition. Contemporary calf. A very good copy, boards lightly scuffed, some faded ink spots on title page, small bookplate on front pastedown.. 22 pp. José María Lafragua (1813-1881) was put in charge of the newly reorganized Department of Colonization in late November 1846 and issued these regulations in early December (while his counterpart, Ambassador José María Luis Mora was in London trying to encourage European immigration). Prices were set at a minimum of 4 reales an acre, except for those of Baja California, where they would have a price of 2 reales. The land will be put up at auction at the price and on the conditions established by the decree. The purchaser was bound to settle the land with at least two families, of five individuals each, per square mile, within the space of two years. The new foreign settlers were to be considered as citizens of the republic from their arrival in the colony. Most important was paragraph 382, which attempted to guard against further incursion by the United States or Texas. "Who may not be Colonists.-1. That none of the colonists who may be introduced therein shall be a subject or native of or come from a nation whose territory lies contiguous to the lands which are to be granted, nor of a power with which the republic may be at war, save in the cases in which the government may make exceptions for special reasons and motives." This was followed by a prohibition of slavery. As Streeter noted "[T]hese regulations, which were promulgated December 4, 1846, nominally prevailed in California at the time." The issue of colonization would become even more important after the defeat suffered by the Mexican army by the U.S. in 1847. OCLC locates ten copies: Huntington, LA Law, Berkeley, Yale, Princeton, Brigham Young, Univ. Houston, Texas at Austin, Texas at Arlington, and BN Mexico. Provenance: A. Salazar (bookplate). Streeter IV: 2510. Spain & Spanish America II: p.353.

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        The Adventures of Oliver Twist;

      London: for the author, by Bradbury & Evans,, 1846. or, The Parish Boy's Progress. With twenty-four illustrations on steel, by George Cruikshank. A new edition, revised and corrected. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, triple rule and foliate border to covers in blind, buff endpapers. 24 steel-engraved plates by George Cruikshank. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine slightly rolled and browned, spine ends slightly rubbed, tips a little bumped, cloth partly split at rear joint, hinges starting, a little minor foxing to contents; a very good copy. First English one-volume edition, variant binding. This is the first with the text revised by Dickens, who had bought back his copyright from Richard Bentley after its first publication in 1838. Dickens took the opportunity to substantially revise the text; many of his revisions, as Ackroyd points out, in the direction of a more dramatic rendering of the text in light of Dickens's experience of public reading.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Grundsätze der Feuerungskunde . Namentlich der Anleitung von Heerden, Schornsteinen, Kaminen, Stubenöfen, Heizgewölben, Dampf- und Warmwasser-Heizungen, Lüftungsapparten etc. Mit Berücksichtigung des deutschen Bedürfnisses, nach der zweiten, sehr vermehrten Aufl. des "Traité de la chaleur" deutsch bearbeitet von Carl Hartmann.

      (Voigt),, Weimar 1846 - Textband + Tafelband in 2 Bänden. Weimar (Voigt), 1846. kl. 8°. + Quer Fol. XVI, 402 S. 1 Bl. + XLVI Bildtafeln HLdr der Zeit mit Bibl. Marke. StaT, gutes Ex., Tafelband kaum fingerspurig. = Neuer Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, Bd. 142. Absolut seltene EA . "Jean Claude Eugene Peclet (* 10. Februar 1793 in Besancon; 6. Dezember 1857 in Paris) war ein französischer Physiker. Peclet studierte an der Ecole Normale in Paris bei Gay-Lussac und Dulong. 1816 wurde er zum Professor am College de Marseille ernannt, wo er bis 1827 lehrte. Danach kehrte er nach Paris zurück und wurde Professor an der Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures. Die Peclet-Zahl ist nach ihm benannt." Wikipedia)* StaT, gutes Ex., Tafelband kaum fingerspurig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alexander Zimmeck]
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        A Circular of the High Council to the Members of the Church of Jesus Christ Op (sic) Latter Day Saints, and to all whom it may concern

      1846 - Folio broadside. Printed in three columns, with decorative floral border. Slight wrinkling near the bottom edge, otherwise fine. First Announcement of the Mormons Going to the Rockies In this broadside the Church announces that in the Spring they will send a company of pioneers to the Rocky Mountains to open the way for Mormon settlement. The intense anti-Mormon persecution in Hancock County, Illinois led to this decision. This broadside was probably intended to assuage the anti-Mormon sentiments against the citizens of Nauvoo, but the Saints were forced to evacuate Nauvoo by the end of January, during the coldest winter months. As famed western historian Howard Lamar noted: "Young now set out to accomplish in a wilderness what Smith had failed to do in settled America - establish a permanent sanctuary and kingdom for the Saints.Thousands of Mormons followed Young in 1846 on the Mormon Trail to a temporary shelter at Winter Quarters (near Omaha, Nebraska), from which he led the first wagon company to Salt Lake City in July 1847." Records indicate only two copies at auction in the last fifty years. This broadside was not in the Streeter sale of Americana. Not in Byrd's Illinois Imprints. Scallawagiana 100, 31; Flake 1338; Crawley, Descriptive Bibliography 296; new encyclopedia of the american west (1998), p.624.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Weinsberg, 1846. - 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Leicht gebräunt. „[ ] Daß Sie mir nichts von Ihren Gedichten sagten! Das freut mich dieselben nun lesen zu können! Meinen herzlichen Dank! [ ]".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Phycologia Britannica or A History of British Sea-Weeds containing coloured figures, generic and specific characters, synonymes, and descriptions of all the species of algae inhabiting the shores of the British islands.

      Reeve and Benham, 1846, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition. A classic work on seaweed full of coloured plates throughout. Published in 4 volumes, 1846-51. The Irish born author was a friend of Hooker and the Keeper of the Herbarium at Trinity College, Dublin. Unfortunately the gutta percha binding has given way in a number of places and, although they are all present, clean and tucked-in neatly, a number of the coloured plates and other pages are loose in the binding. Backstrips uniformly faded. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 4-volume set (complete). Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request.

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        Life of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan, of Kabul:: with his Political Proceedings towards the English, Russian, and Persian governments, including the Victory and Disasters of the British Army in Afghanistan.

      London Longman. Brown, Green and Longmans 1846 - A biography of the Afghan ruler by a British agent highly respected in India. A very good set in Eton binding of full contemporary calf, gilt. First edition, Two volumes, pp.xix, 399; ix, 498, 19 lithographed portraits on India paper.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Hessische Denkwürdigkeiten, 4 Tle.in 5Bdn., Marburg 1799-1805

      Justi Karl Wilhelm, 1767-1846 - Hessische Denkwürdigkeiten. Hrsg. v. K. W. Justi u. J. M. Hartmann. 4 Tle. in 5 Bdn. Marburg 1799-1805. Pp. d. Zt. mit farb. Rsch. , etwas berieben. Seltenes Periodikum, alles Erschienene. Behandelt Landes-, Orts-, und Fürstengeschichte von Hessen, Urkunden, Wissenschaften in Hessen, Bergbau, Biographisches, usw. 6 Bl., 295 S., 7 Bl., 374 S., 6 Bl., 511 S., 10 Bl., 494 S., 5 Bl., 687 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
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        L'arte di reggere i fiumi

      Venezia , G. ANTONELLI, 1846 - di Enrico bar. De Pechman, regio consigliere superiore delle pubbliche costruzioni di Baviera, e cavaliere dell'ordine Militare del merito di Massimiliano Giuseppe. Tradotta dal tedesco ed ampliata con la descrizione dei lavori sul Reno dall'ingegnere Rinaldo Nicoletti dottore in matematica ed ufficiale dell'Imp. Reg. Governativo dipartimento del Genio per le provincie venete. Volume Primo, Parte I - II. Parte III. Con XX tavole e IV tabelle. 2 volumi. 8vo. pp. 756 - tavole. . Ottimo (Fine). Pagine bianche, in ottimo stato con qualche rara, piccola e lieve fioritura. Manca la tavola XVIII (Some light yellowing. Missing table XVIII). Prima edizione (First Edition). . Rilegato mezza pelle (half-leather binding) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        Physiocrates. Quesnay, Dupont de Nemours, Mercier de La Rivière, l'abbé Baudeau, Le Trosne. Avec une introduction sur la doctrine des Physiocrates, des commentaires et des notices historiques, par M. Eugène Daire.

      - Paris, Guillaumin, 1846. 2 volumes grand in-8, demi-veau havane de l’époque, dos lissses ornés de filets et palettes dorés, pièces de titre de veau noir, lxxxviii, 1029, (2) p. (les 2 volumes en pagination continue). Edition collective critique de référence des principales oeuvres de la production physiocratique. Contient: QUESNAY : Le Droit naturel - Analyse du Tableau économique - Maximes générales du gouvernement économique d'un royaume agricole (.) - Premier (Second) problème économique - Dialogues sur le commerce et sur les travaux des artisans - Extraits de l'Encyclopédie. DUPONT DE NEMOURS : De l'origine et des progrès d'une science nouvelle - Abrégé des principes de l'économie politique - Correspondance avec J.-B. Say. LE MERCIER LA RIVIERE : L'ordre naturel et essentiel des sociétés politiques. BAUDEAU : Première introduction à la philosophie économique (.) - Explication du tableau économique - Explication sur le vrai sens du mot stérile appliqué à l'industrie. LE TROSNE : De l'intérêt social par rapport à la valeur, à la circulation (.). Pour chaque auteur, Notice sur sa vie et ses travaux, analyse critique et table détaillée. (Einaudi, n° 4420. Manque à Kress). Rousseurs et quelques auréoles. Très bon exemplaire, bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pictures From Italy. The Vignette Illustrations on Wood, by Samuel Palmer

      Sm. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Sm. 8vo, (8), 270, (2, ads)pp. With woodcut illustrations. Original cloth, a very good copy in original condition, preserved in a cloth box. Owner?s signature at front dated July 1st 1846.. First edition, first issue, with the standard points: gothic script title on p.1; comma after "Modena" in line 15, p.93; Twentieth edition of Cricket On the Hearth advertisement on p.271. The woodcuts after Palmer are charming illustrations of Dickens?s text which is read to this day for his impressions of travelling from Paris to and through Italy, ending up in Florence via Rome.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The 1846 1st edition, 2nd state (including "New Edition of Oliver Twist", followed by 3 lines in italics, at the rear). Well-preserved and VG in its red cloth, with bright gilt-design and lettering at the front panel and bright, decorative gilt-flourishes and lettering along the spine. Very light soiling at the panels and mild darkening to the spine. Internally very clean, with the lightest soiling at the endapers and the slightest hint of limited spotting. 16mo, 174 pgs., all edges gilt. The book is wrapped in a custom-made linen dustjacket (with leather spine labels) and, beyond that, is housed in a custom-made slipcase.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kochkunst Bibliothek]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Christine Laist]
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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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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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

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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]

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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.

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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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