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        Experimental researches in electricity (Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-first Series): On the magnetization of light and the illumination of magnetic lines of force; WITH: On new magnetic actions, and on the magnetic condition of all matter; WITH: On new magnetic actions, and on the magnetic condition of all matter - continued

      London: Taylor, 1846. SCARCE FIRST EDITION OFFPRINT INSCRIBED BY FARADAY; FROM HIS CELEBRATED "EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY" SERIES DOCUMENTING ONE OF HIS MOST REVOLUTIONARY DISCOVERIES: "THE FARADAY EFFECT", "THE FIRST EVER DEMONSTRATED LINK BETWEEN LIGHT AND MAGNETISM". "In September 1845, using a special lead borate glass that he himself had prepared almost twenty years earlier, Faraday discovered the so-called Faraday effect, that is the rotation of the plane of polarization of light by a magnetic field. This was the first ever demonstrated link between light and magnetism. It marked the birth of magneto-optics which, through the agency of Faraday's notion of lines of force, was to be triumphantly extended by Clerk Maxwell ten years later."Faraday was imbued with belief in the underlying unity of the forces of nature; and it was this that prompted him to investigate the connection between light, magnetism and electricity. One of his experiments in 1845 was to observe whether plane-polarized light when passed through a transparent insulator was influenced by strong electric fields. He saw no evidence of any effect. Then he switched his attention to magnetism. A variety of transparent materials were placed across the poles of two powerful cylindrical electromagnets placed side by side... but all the results were negative. Then, with one of his own glass samples, the lead borate mentioned earlier, success came on 13 September 1845. The glasses he tried first gave, at best, only dubious results because they were so heavily strained and striated. It was when he remembered his optical glass samples that he found something good enough..."When on 5th November he dispatched his paper, entitled 'On the magnetization of Light and the Illumination of Magnetic Lines of Force' to the Royal Society, the opening paragraph had celestial resonance:I have long held an opinion, almost amounting to a conviction, in common I believe with many other lovers of natural knowledge, that the various forms under which the forces of matter are made manifest have one common origin; or, in other words, are so directly related and mutually dependent, that they are convertible, as it were, one into another, and possess equivalents of power in their action. In modern times the proofs of their convertibility have been accumulated to a very considerable extent, and a commencement made of the determination of their equivalent forces."Faraday proceeded to show that the effect first observed with the lead-containing glass, was also exhibited by many other materials, not just glass, if the conditions were right. The direction of the rotation of the plane ion polarization depends upon the direction of the magnetic field - this is the Faraday effect. And it has repercussions which, to this day, are of great practical value; the tracking of spacecraft is a recent one" (J.M. Thomas, Michael Faraday and the Real Institution).The first paper (Series 19) presents his startling results of the relationship between magnetism and the polarization of light; the second paper (Series 20) and its continuation (Series 21) explain his dramatic discovery on the universality of magnetism, noting that every material possesses an innate magnetic character to a greater or lesser degree. These papers were "the last, and in many ways the most brilliant, of Faraday's series of researches" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography).Provenance: Inscribed on the front wrapper "from the author" in Faraday's hand to Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel (1820-91). "Becquerel's most important achievements in science were in electricity, magnetism, and optics. In electricity he measured the properties of currents and investigated the conditions under which they arose. In 1843 he showed that Joule's law governing the production of heat in the passage of an electrical current applied to liquids as well as to solids. In 1844 he rectified Faraday's law of electrochemical decomposition to include several phenomena that had not been taken into account, and in 1855 he discovered that the mere displacement of a metallic conductor in a liquid was sufficient to produce a current of electricity" (DSB). In 1839, at age 19, Becquerel created the first photovoltaic cell, the technology behind modern solar panels.Offprint from: Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 136, Part I. London: R. & J. E. Taylor, 1846. Original printed wrappers rebacked; custom cloth folding case. A scarce inscribed offprint documenting one of Faraday's crowning achievements. Very Good.

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        Storia dei monumenti del Reame delle Due Sicilie

      Stamperia del Fibreno, 1846. Tre volumi di cm. 24,5, pp. 694 (2); 718 (2); 487. Con 74 (su 75, manca ab origine una tavola nel primo volume) tavole incise su rame da Gigante, Pistolesi, Imperato, Aloja e Cattaneo che raffigurano i luoghi più suggestivi del Regno (vedute, piazze, monumenti, chiese, palazzi): Nisida, Miseno, Taranto, Minturno, Ercolano, Pompei, Pesto, Benevento, Montecassino, Arpino, Sessa, Gaeta, e ovviamente Napoli con Porta Capuana, Duomo, Palazzo Donn'Anna, Fontana Medina, Palazzo Gravina, Palazzo dei Ministeri, Arco di Trionfo, Albergo dei poveri, Palazzo Reale, Teatro S. Carlo, Chiesa di S. Francesco di Paola, Fontana di S. I.ucia, Palazzo dei Tribunali, Chiesa del Gesù nuovo, Campanile del Carmine, Villa Reale, ecc. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli su doppio tassello e fregi in oro al dorso. Fioriture sparse, peraltro esemplare ben conservato. Il primo volume, curato da Pietro Micheletti, include la relazione e l'introduzione storica all'opera, con la descrizione dei più suggestivi luoghi del Regno con i relativi tesori artistici; il secondo e il terzo, curati rispettivamente da Scipione Volpicella e Vincenzo Corsi, descrivono i principali edifici della città di Napoli. Rara edizione originale, difficile da trovare completa del terzo volume. Cfr. Fera, Regno di Napoli e delle Due Sicilie, II, nr. 219: "Artistica opera ottocentesca di estrema rarità"; Iccu..

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        Der Repetitions-Theodolit, neu construirt. - Und: Der Dosensextant und zwei Nivellir-Instrumente, neu construirt.

      Kassel Krieger 1846 - (28 x 21,5 cm). (2) 50 (1) S. Mit 3 gefalteten gestochenen Tafeln. Rückenbroschur in moderner Leinwand-Kassette. (Magazin von den neuesten mathem. Instrumenten). Einzige Ausgabe. - Der Band enthält weiter von J. W. Gattermann: Der Transporteur und am Ende die Beschreibung von zwei Nivellier-Instrumenten für Eisenbahn-Ingenieure von Breithaupt. - Breithaupt (1780-1855) wurde 1814 zum kurfürstlich hessischen Hofmechanikus und Münzmeister ernannt. Für die Konstruktion einer Kreisteilmaschine erhielt er 1824 die goldene Medaille des Kurfürsten von Hessen. "Die sinnreichen Constructionen der von ihm gelieferten Instrumente, verbunden mit solidem und gefälligem Bau derselben, verbreiteten seinen Ruf, führten ihm zahlreiche Aufträge zu und erhoben seine Werkstätte zu einer der geachtetsten ihres Faches und ihrer Zeit, welchen Rang sie unter seinem Sohne und Nachfolger fortwährend behauptet. Die mathematisch-mechanische Litteratur verdankt ihm ein mit Recht sehr geschätztes Werk, das "Magazin der neuesten . mathematischen Instrumente", worin eigene und fremde (durch ihn ausgeführte) Constructionen beschrieben und erläutert sind" (ADB III, 291). - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, sonst wohlerhalten. - Poggendorff I, 288 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life in the Wilderness;

      1846 - or, Wanderings in South Africa. First edition. Frontispiece & 2 plates, with several illustrations in the text. 8vo. Later half morocco, some light staining to pastedowns, bookplate & embossed stamp on title page. xiii, 318pp. London, Richard Bentley, ?An early work of travel and sport, in this the author trekked to the Orange and Vaal rivers, eventually venturing into Griqualand during an eight-month sporting safari? (Czech.) Although its primary interest is for its description of game animals, the work provides a good deal of information on geography and botany. The author saw Makoma at Fort Beaufort - ?the celebrated chief and orator . in a brutal state of intoxication, surrounded by his wives and chancellors? (p46.) Methuen also met up with Livingstone, who was returning to Mobatze. Mendelssohn II, p6; Czech, p114. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gatherings from Spain ...[bound with]... California: Four Months Among the Gold-Finders [bound with]... What I Saw in California ...[bound with]... The Bird of Passage

      9 x 6 inches, Marbled boards over green leather spine with gilt titling, general wear, rear joint cracked, Four Volumes bound in One: Richard Ford 'Gatherings', 160 pages, [circa 1846], stain to upper right hand corner; Tyrwhitt [Vizetelly] 'California' and Edwin 'What I Saw in California', 136 pages, [1849, 1852], includes map, tear to page 101 affecting text; Isabella F. Romer 'The Bird of Passage', 207 pages, [circa 1849], stain to upper right-hand corner. All four works are in the same format and typeface. The two California books were issued together (with Vizetelly ending on the recto and the Bryant commencin on teh verso of the same leaf). This California volume cited Kurutz 653d [Paris, 1849].

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        Album à l'usage des peintres ou choix de vingt genres de lettres pour spécimens d'enseignes.

      Poitiers: Gauvin, (1846). Oblong folio. (1), 20ff. Lithographed title page followed by twenty plates containing a variety of alphabets for commercial artists, designed by Poisson and lithographed by Gauvin. Poisson's collection of alphabets, several of which seem rather modern, was intended for sign- and billboard-makers and artists who created various promotional material. A scarce piece of provincial printing that is not noted in any of the standard references on the lettering arts; the dating here is derived from the sole recorded copy at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Scattered light foxing, several creased page corners, otherwise a very good copy in likely original plain salmon wrappers, which show minor edgewear and soiling.

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        The United Irishmen; Their Lifes and Times. By R.R. Madden, M.D., M.R.I.A. with Numerous Original Portraits.

      Third Series. Three Volumes. Dublin, Published by James Duffy, 1846. 19 x 11 cm. Vol.1: xi, 418 pages with frontispiece and three plates. / Vol.2: 350 pages with frontispiece and one plate. / Vol.3: vii, 318 pages with frontispiece and four plates. New half leather over marbled boards (Kenny's Bindery 2017). All edges marbled. Very good condition. New Bindings. Internally clean with little age darkening. Very mild foxing / browning to plates. A few small nicks and closed tears. Richard Robert Madden (1798 - 1886) was an Irish doctor, writer, abolitionist and historian of the United Irishmen. Madden took an active role in trying to impose anti-slavery rules in Jamaica on behalf of the British government. From the library of Edmund Downey, Waterford, but not signed or inscribed by him. Edmund Downey was a publisher (Downey & Co.) and former owner of the ‚Waterford News'. He died in 1937.

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        Norges gamle love indtil 1387. Förste (til) Femte Bind (kpl.)

      Christiania, 1846 - 1895. 4to. XII, (2), 463 s. + X ,523 s. + XV, (2), 310 s. + XXVI, 797 s., XVII fargepl. + XIII, (3), 864 s., 6 fargepl. På gammelnorsk og latin. Norrøn tekst i fraktur. Orig. blått kartongbd. m. sjirtingrygg og papir tittelfelt. Ubeskåret, pene. Lite navnest.. . Verket utmerker seg med en usedvanlig vitenskapelig nøyaktighet med nøktern og etterrettelig gjengivelse og presentasjon av kilder.

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        Storia di Torino

      Alessandro Fontana, Torino 1846 - Due volumi in 8°, pp. X, 11-531; 773, (1 di errata, 4 di testo esplicativo dell'Atlante della Storia di Torino). Copia completa della grande tavola di Torino nel 1846, spesso assente, e delle due tavole litografiche riproducenti tre piante di Torino nel 1572, nel 1680 (queste due in un'unica tavola) e nel 1640. Leg. tela bruna dell'epoca con titoli oro sui dorsi (cerniere ben restaurate). Abituali fioriture. Edizione originale. Cfr. Lozzi II, 5389, note; Peyrot, II, 493. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Illuminated Bible, Containing The Old and New testaments Translated out Of The Original Tongues, and with The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised..

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846. Hardbound. VG-. Ex art library copy with markings on lower text block edges and base of decorative title page. Small area of dampstaining to the extreme lower margin of the last 15 sheets or so, in the index section, not bad. Newly restored with the following remedies to it's former condition: repair text block and sew as needed; spine re-backed and reinforced with cotton; new endbands inserted as original; boards tightened and cleaned; new leather spine inserted; original spine expertly relaid onto new spine. A superlative restoration.. Black leather elaborately and significantly embossed on covers, edges and spine, all edges gilt. "Embellished with sixteen hundred historical engravings by J.A. Adams, more than fourteen hundred of which are from original designs by J.G. Chapman." A monumental achievement in American Bible Production. Occasional scattered foxing, one page has a small tear at the bottom. Overall, an exceptional copy of a very rare Bible. The covers of this book depict an image of a gilt fountain or well, with three spouts draining water into the retention area of the fountain, which is supported by three smiling heads. All this is surrounded by elaborate and symmetrical gilt design. Spine has five raised bands and six gilt embossed and decorated compartments, with "HOLY BIBLE" being in the second compartment from the top.

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        Oeuvres choisies de Gavarni. Revues, corrigées et nouvellement classées par l'auteur. Etudes de moeurs contemporaines. With total of 319 full page plates

      First Edition, J. Hetzel 1846-1848, Paris, Bound in 2 very fine grreen contemporary half calf with raised bands and rich golddecoration and goldprint on spines. Only a small wear to bindongs and corners a little bumped. Les enfants terribles, Traduction en langue vulgaire, Les Lorettes, Les Actrices. La Vie de Jeune Homme, Les Débardeurs. Etudes de moeurs contemporaines. Le Carnaval a Paris. Paris le matin. Les etudiants de Paris. La vie de jeune homme. Les Debardeurs.

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        Daguerreotype Portrait of Baltus Stone

      He Fought with George Washington: Amazing Daguerreotype of a Revolutionary Soldier born in the 1740s. Hand-tinted quarter plate daguerreotype, blue paper mat, cased, contemporary manuscript laid over the case lining stating: "Baltus Stone, Revolutionary Pensioner of the United States. Born October 1744. Signed his receipt for his Pension at the Philadelphia agency by making his mark. March 5, 1846. Aged about 101 ½ Years." This remarkable portrait of Revolutionary War veteran Baltus Stone is one of the very few daguerreotypes of a person who had lived in colonial America. Few Americans born before 1750 had their likenesses captured by the new medium of photography, which came to America in 1839. The precise date of Stone's birth is uncertain. The inscription in this case gives it as 1744, while his obituary gives the year 1743. Stone's pension application of 1820 states that he was then sixty-six, suggesting a birth year of 1754. The Copes-Bissett family Bible, which records the family of Stone's presumed daughter Hannah, gives the year 1747. In any event, Baltus Stone is one of the very earliest-born people to be photographed. The earliest competitor we have seen cited is a John Adams born in Worcester in 1745. Maureen Taylor's The Last Muster: Images of The Revolutionary War Generation (2010) reproduces portraits of only two men born as early as that decade, in 1746 and circa 1749. Another candidate is the African-American slave Caesar, with an uncorroborated birth year of 1737, whose daguerreotype is in the collection of The New-York Historical Society. Stone died just months after sitting for this daguerreotype. His October 1846 obituary states: 'The venerable Baltis [sic] Stone, well known in Southward [presumably Southwark, South Philadelphia] as the oldest inhabitant, & a veteran of Revolutionary times, died on Thu. Last. At an early age the dec'd entered the army as a rifleman, along with his father, who sealed his devotion for his adopted country with his life's blood. Baltis Stone was with Washington in every campaign of the Revolutionary struggle, & witnessed the battles of Bunker Hill, Trenton, Germantown, Red Bank, & others, & yet escaped without receiving a wound. He has received a pension from Gov't, as a reward for these services, for many years. He was 103 years & 16 days old at his death. He was able to walk, supported by his staff, until within a few months past" (National Intelligencer, 27 October 1846). Stone's official pension file reveals the obituary's embellishments. According to that file, Stone enlisted as a private in the Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment. He saw action in the Battle of Long Island (August 1776). Captured by the British, he was freed in an exchange at the end of his enlistment period. By late 1777 Stone had reenlisted as a wagoner--possibly with Philadelphia's First Battalion, City Militia--and subsequently saw action at Brandywine (September 1777) and Germantown (October 1777). Stone first applied for a veteran's pension in June 1818, after the passage of the Act to Provide for Certain Persons Engaged in the Land and Naval Service of the United States in the Revolutionary War. Stone was apparently required to reapply for his $8 per month pension in 1820, as the file also contains a deposition from that year. Stone declared at that time, "I have no property of any description, am by occupation a day labourer, but from decrepitude and general infirmity am unable to labour. I have one daughter married with whom I reside and I am in such indigent circumstances as to be unable to support myself without the assistance of my country." This tremendous daguerreotype of an ancient Revolutionary War veteran virtually transports us to another era in the nation's history, before the United States of America even existed.

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        La mare au diable

      - Desessart, Paris 1846, 13x21cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - raro e molto ricercato Edition. Vincolante metà bordeaux dolore, spina piatto decorato grandi reti fredde, bordeaux piatti cartone guardie e contreplats di carta a mano, bordi spruzzato, vincolante contemporaneo. Copia gratuita di lentiggini (che è molto raro secondo Clouzot che cita sono spesso morsi). Bellissimo esemplare situato in un legame contemporaneo. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare et très recherchée. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux, dos lisse orné de larges filets à froid, plats de cartonnage bordeaux, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l'époque. Exemplaire exempt de rousseur (ce qui est très rare selon Clouzot qui mentionne qu'ils sont souvent piqués). Bel exemplaire établi dans une reliure de l'époque.

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        Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (2 Tomes - Complet)

      2 vol. in-4 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin noir, dos à 4 nerfs, Au Bureau de l'Echo des Feuilletons, Paris, 1846, 2 ff., 478 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. (avis au relieur) ; 2 ff., 499 pp. avec 30 planches hors texte sous serpent gravée sur acier, sur chine monté (dont portrait de Dumas) Première édition illustrée d'un des plus célèbres romans de Dumas, et de tous les temps ! Un des exemplaires signalés par Carteret avec figures avant la lettre sur chine monté. Publiée un an après l'édition originale, il s'agit d'un ouvrage recherché, "aux portraits hors texte caractéristiques". Etat très satisfaisant (sans le feuillet bleu de placement des gravures du tome second, dos frotté, qq.rouss. mais bonne fraîcheur intérieure générale, les planches sont fraîches). Carteret, III, 210 ; Vicaire, III, 365-366 Français

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        The Law of God, Containing the Book of Genesis, Edited and with Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, by Isaac Leeser

      Printed by C. Sherman for the editor, Philadelphia 1846 - First edition thus. Printed in Hebrew and English, with corresponding text on facing pages. 5 vols. 12mo. THE FIRST JEWISH TRANSLATION OF THE PENTATEUCH INTO ENGLISH. Isaac Leeser (1806-1868) was named hazan (cantor) of Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia in 1829. Leeser's "contributions to every area of Jewish culture and religion made him a major builder of American Judaism." The publication of his Pentateuch was the first time that any portion of the Bible was published in America under Jewish auspices. "The translation of the Bible was Leeser's great literary achievement and represented many years of patient labor and devotion to a task which he considered sacred ? He made good use of the various German translations by Jews of the collective commentary known as the Biur and of other Jewish exegetic works. As a result his translation though based in style upon the King James version can be considered an independent work for the changes he produced are numerous and great? until the new Jewish Publication Society version was issued in 1917, it was the only source from which many Jews not conversant with Hebrew derived their knowledge of the Bible in accordance with Jewish tradition" (Waxman, History of Jewish Literature, 1090). Goldman 7; Hills 1273; Rosenbach 569; Singerman 0884; Lance J. Sussman, "Another Look at Isaac Leeser and the First Jewish Translation of the Bible in the United States", Modern Judaism, Vol. 5, No. 2, Gershom Scholem Memorial I; Wolf and Whiteman, 373 Three quarter black morocco, tan cloth sides. Later gift inscription on half-title of vol. II, else internally clean. A fine set Printed in Hebrew and English, with corresponding text on facing pages. 5 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Experimental researches in electricity (Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-first Series.) On the magnetization of light and the illumination of magnetic lines of force. On new magnetic actions, and on the magnetic condition of all matter. On new magnetic actions, and on the magnetic condition of all matter - continued.

      London: R. & J. E. Taylor, 1846. First edition, very rare inscribed presentation offprint, of these three papers containing two of Faraday's major discoveries: the 'Faraday effect,' i.e., the effect of magnetism on the plane of polarisation of light (19th series; and 'diamagnetism' (20th and 21st series). These were "the last, and in many ways the most brilliant, of Faraday's series of researches" (DSB). In August 1845 William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) suggested to Faraday that electricity might affect polarized light. In fact, Faraday had been searching for this effect since the 1820s, but without success. Faraday realized, however, that the force of an electromagnet was far stronger and might therefore be able to produce a measurable effect. "On 13 September 1845 his efforts finally bore fruit. The plane of polarization of a ray of plane-polarized light was rotated when the ray was passed through a glass rhomboid of high refractive index in a strong magnetic field. The angle of rotation was directly proportional to the strength of the magnetic force and, for Faraday, this indicated the direct effect of magnetism upon light. "That which is magnetic in the forces of matter" he wrote "has been affected, and in turn has affected that which is truly magnetic in the force of light" The fact that the magnetic force acted through the mediation of the glass suggested to Faraday that magnetic force could not be confined to iron, nickel, and cobalt but must be present in all matter. No body should be indifferent to a magnet, and this was confirmed by experiment. Not all bodies reacted in the same way to the magnetic force. Some, like iron, aligned themselves along the lines of magnetic force and were drawn into the more intense parts of the magnetic field. Others, like bismuth, set themselves across the lines of force and moved toward the less intense areas of magnetic force. The first group Faraday christened 'paramagnetic,' the second, 'diamagnetic'" (DSB). OCLC lists copies of this offprint at Burndy, Huntington and North Carolina State. No copies in auction records. Provenance: Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel (1820-91) (presentation inscription in Faraday's hand on upper wrapper). "Becquerel's most important achievements in science were in electricity, magnetism, and optics. In electricity he measured the properties of currents and investigated the conditions under which they arose. In 1843 he showed that Joule's law governing the production of heat in the passage of an electrical current applied to liquids as well as to solids. In 1844 he rectified Faraday's law of electrochemical decomposition to include several phenomena that had not been taken into account, and in 1855 he discovered that the mere displacement of a metallic conductor in a liquid was sufficient to produce a current of electricity" (DSB). In 1839, at age 19, Becquerel created the first photovoltaic cell, the technology behind modern solar panels. "Throughout the spring and early summer of the same year [1845], with what little energy he had, Faraday continued his researches although there were many weeks when the Diary record is blank. Then, suddenly, on 30 August, there was the first entry on another attempt to discover the electrotonic state. This was to begin a period of feverish activity culminating in the discovery of the action of a magnetic field upon light and of diamagnetism ... "The stimulus for the renewal of old lines of research was the young William Thomson, future Baron Kelvin of Largs. Thomson, only 21 years old in 1845, was one of the few scientists who took Faraday's concept of the line of force seriously. Faraday had met him only a little time before and was greatly impressed with him. In 1845, Amadeo Avogadro sent Faraday a copy of an article on electrical theory which was far too mathematical for him. He turned it over to his young friend asking Thomson his opinion. On 6 August 1845, Thomson wrote Faraday a long letter in which he briefly summarized Avogadro's paper and then went on to tell Faraday of his researches ... At the end of his letter, Thomson asked Faraday about experiments that Thomson thought ought to be performed, for his theory seemed to predict effects that had not yet been observed. 'I have long wished to know [Thomson wrote] whether any experiments have been made relative to the action of electrified bodies on the dielectrics themselves, in attracting them or repelling them, but I have never seen any described. Any attraction which may have been perceived to be exercised upon a nonconductor, such as sulphur, has always been ascribed to a slight degree of conducting power. A mathematical theory based on the analogy of dielectrics to soft iron would indicate attraction, quite independently of any induced charge (such, for instance, as would be found by breaking a dielectric and examining the parts separately). Another important question is whether the air in the neighbourhood of an electrified body, if acted upon by a force of attraction or repulsion, shows any signs of such forces by a change of density, which, however, appears to me highly improbable. A third question which, I think, has never been investigated, is relative to the action of a transparent dielectric on polarized light. Thus it is known that a very well defined action, analogous to that of a transparent crystal, is produced upon polarized light when transmitted through glass in any ordinary state of violent constraint. If the constraint, which may be elevated to be on the point of breaking the glass, be produced by electricity, it seems probable that a similar action might be observed.' "All three of Thomson's queries are worthy of attention. The first clearly implied that dielectrics (and later, by analogy, diamagnetics) should mutually affect one another when transmitting the electric force -- an effect in diamagnetics under magnetic influence that Faraday was to seek for in vain. The second, with magnetic substituted for electric force, was to lead Faraday to broad and general views of terrestrial magnetism and its variations. The third was, of course, the most important. It described an effect that Faraday had long sought for and was never to find. It was discovered by Dr. John Kerr in 1875. But, in August 1845, this passage seems to have stimulated Faraday to try once more to detect the strain that, for a quarter of a century, he was convinced must exist in bodies through which an electric current was passing. As he wrote to Thomson: 'I have made many experiments on the probable attraction of dielectrics. I did not expect any, nor did I find any, and yet I think that some particular effect (perhaps not attraction or repulsion) ought to come out when the dielectric is not all of the same inductive capacity, but consists of parts having different inductive capacity. 'I have also worked much on the state of the dielectric as regards polarized light, and you will find my negative results at paragraphs 951-955 of my Experimental Researches. I purpose resuming this subject hereafter. I also worked hard upon crystalline dielectrics to discover some molecular conditions in them (see par. 1688 etc. etc.) but could get no results except negative. Still I Firmly believe that the dielectric is in a peculiar state whilst induction is taking place across it' ... "There had to be an effect! Faraday's whole theory of electrolysis and induction was based upon the creation of an intermolecular strain in substances through which an electric current passed. Perhaps the fault lay with his approach. The 'tension' (i.e. voltage) created by a galvanic apparatus was small; would not the much higher 'tensions' produced by static electricity be more effective in throwing the particles of a dielectric into the electrotonic state? A piece of glass was placed between the terminals of an electrostatic machine and polarized light was passed through it in various directions. Once again no effect was detected ... The temptation to quit and to disavow the electrotonic state once again must have been strong. Yet, the hypothesis had served him so well, and Thomson's independent reasonings supported his own so closely that it almost seemed impossible that this state did not exist. Writing to his old friend, Sir John Herschel, he later declared, 'It was only the very strongest conviction that Light, Mag[netism] and Electricity must be connected that could have led me to resume the subject and persevere through much labour before I found the key.' "There was one final experimental path still to be explored. Perhaps even with electrostatic tension, the forces involved were too small to be easily detected. Even a highly charged electrical body could hold only a small weight suspended from it. Compare this to electromagnets which could hold masses of hundreds of pounds in their power. From the patterns shown by iron filings, it was obvious that the magnetic power was exerted in curved lines. In the case of electrostatic induction Faraday had argued that the fact that induction took place along curved lines implied that the transmission of force was from particle to particle. The intermolecular strain thus created was the electrotonic state. Surely the curves of the magnetic lines of force implied equally a 'magneto-tonic' state and, since the magnetic power could be multiplied almost at will by the use of electromagnets, this state might be detectable where the electrotonic state was not. "On 13 September 1845, Faraday began to work with electromagnets. Again his efforts were unavailing. The magnet had no effect on polarized light when passed through flint glass, rock crystal, or calcareous spar. There were, in the laboratory, pieces of the heavy glass that Faraday had made back in 1830 for the Royal Society. This glass had an extraordinarily high refractive index, indicating that it acted powerfully upon light. Given the correlation of forces in which Faraday believed so strongly, should this substance not, perhaps, also be acted upon magnetically in such a way as to affect the plane of polarized light of a ray passing through it. The experiment was easily performed and, finally, the expected result was observed ... "Faraday threw himself with all his energy into an intensive examination of the new effect. Once again he followed the same course as he had with other new effects. All possible combinations of factors were tried so that a simple law of action could be established. The magnetic poles were placed in every conceivable position relative to one another; simple current-carrying helices were substituted for iron-core electromagnets; all the common transparent laboratory substances were substituted for the heavy glass and the effect observed. The thickness of the heavy glass was increased by putting a number of polished pieces together. From these experiments, he was able to draw a number of general laws which he stated in the published paper which made up the Nineteenth Series of the Experimental Researches in Electricity ... "There were two puzzling things about the new mode of action of matter. Why, if a state of tension were created by a magnet, did not the state of tension interact with the magnet to create attractions or repulsions of the diamagnetic? And why, if the state were analogous to the electrotonic state, were gases unaffected? These were the questions which Faraday now set out to answer, firmly believing that there must be interaction between diamagnetics and magnets, and that gases could not be exempt from what must be a universal force of nature ... "It was not until 4 November that success was achieved. Again Faraday's persistence should be noted in the face of repeated failures. There had to be an interaction, for such an interaction was a necessary consequence of his theory. Failure, therefore, only meant that the experimental set-up was not appropriate to detect the effect, and not that the effect did not exist. 'The bar of heavy glass ... was suspended by cocoon silk in a glass jar on principle as before ... and placed between the poles of the last magnet ... When it was arranged and had come to rest, I found I could affect it by the Magnetic forces and give it position; thus touching dimagnetics [sic] by magnetic curves and observing a property quite independent of light, by which also we may probably trace these forces into opaque and other bodies, as the metals, etc. The nature of the affection was this. Let N and S represent the poles and G the bar of heavy glass ... Then on making N and S active by the Electric current, G traversed not so as to point between N and S but across them, and when the current was stopped the glass returned to its first position. Next arranged the glass when stationary, then put on power, and now it moved in the contrary direction to take up cross position as before; so that the end which before went to the left-hand now went to the right, that being the neutral or natural condition' ... "Faraday did not know it at the time but he was by no means the first person to observe this effect. Brugmans first observed the repulsion of bismuth by a magnet in 1778. Coulomb appears to have seen a needle of wood set itself across a magnetic field; Edmond Becquerel [the recipient of the present offprint] reported the effect on wood in 1827, the same year that le Baillif published a paper on the magnetic repulsion of bismuth and antimony. In 1828 Seebeck reported the same effect with other substances. Faraday's success was not, therefore, the result of exceptional experimental skill. That the discovery of the class of diamagnetics is always associated with Faraday's name is due to the fact that he knew what to do with the discovery whereas the others did not. Commenting on le Baillif's paper on the magnetic repulsion of bismuth and antimony, Faraday remarked, 'It is astonishing that such an experiment has remained so long without further results.' There was, however, nothing really astonishing about it. None of those who observed the effect before Faraday had any room for it in their theories of magnetic action. Magnets either attracted or repelled -- they did not set bodies on edge. If they did, it was an anomaly that had to be explained away, not explained. Faraday, however, had already recognized that the new diamagnetic force was a rather odd one. Therefore, although the setting of his glass across the lines of magnetic force was peculiar, it was completely consonant with the peculiarity of diamagnetic action in general. "Faraday, once more, followed his usual experimental procedure. Having found a new effect, he set out to see how general it was. Everything from glass to foolscap paper, from litharge to raw meat was suspended between the poles of his powerful electromagnet. In the Twentieth Series, he listed over fifty substances exhibiting diamagnetic properties ... "Diamagnetism, Faraday seemed to be saying, was not a rare and exotic thing but connected intimately with the very marrow of our being. It was magnetism which was the exception and diamagnetism that was the rule. Surely such a power, Faraday was convinced, could not help but play a major role in the overall economy of nature ... "The one area in which neither magnetism nor diamagnetism appeared to intrude was that of the gases. To Faraday, this was impossible. These were basic forces of matter and, even given the exceptional properties of gases which seemed to set them apart from other species of matter, they still must share in its fundamental properties. His work on the condensation of gases, and especially his study of the critical point, had convinced him that there was a basic continuity between the liquid and the gaseous state. If liquids exhibited magnetic and diamagnetic properties, then gases could not be indifferent to the power of the magnet. "In 1845 the action of gases in a magnetic field eluded Faraday. No matter how he tried, he could detect no reaction whatsoever. The gases always occupied the zero position between magnetic and diamagnetic bodies. When they were compressed or when they were rarefied, they still registered 0° when polarized light was passed through them ... There was a possible explanation of the failure of gases to respond to magnetic forces that Faraday suggested. Supposing all bodies really were magnetic as Coulomb had suggested. Since these bodies were immersed in an ocean of air, the difference in their reaction to a magnetic field might be caused by the magnetic properties of the air itself ... This explanation had the attraction of both accounting for the peculiar action of gases and emphasizing the basic unity of magnetic action. It was an explanation to which Faraday would return some seven years later only to reject it. In 1845 there were seeming insuperable obstacles to its adoption. The gases still preserved their uniqueness by not acting upon a polarized ray of light when in a magnetic field. Thus, the continuity assumed by the hypothesis was really illusory since the gases acted here neither like magnetics or diamagnetics, each of which class of substances did act upon a ray of polarized light. A more serious objection was that the rarefaction of gases had no effect whatsoever upon their magnetic action. Thus, by extrapolation, empty space would have magnetic properties and this strained credulity a bit too much. How, after all, could Nothing (which was what space was, by definition) have any properties? In 1845 Faraday recognized the difficulty and rejected the hypothesis he, himself, had introduced. 'Such a view [he admitted] also would make mere space magnetic, and precisely to the same degree as air and gases. Now though it may very well be, that space, air and gases, have the same general relation to magnetic force, it seems to me a great additional assumption to suppose that they are all absolutely magnetic, and in the midst of a series of bodies, rather than to suppose that they are in a normal or zero state. For the present, therefore, I incline to the former view, and consequently to the opinion that diamagnetics have a specific action antithetically distinct from ordinary magnetic action, and have thus presented us with a magnetic property new to our knowledge' (2440). "Perhaps the most revolutionary of Faraday's ideas was to be the assignment of magnetic properties to empty space. In the 1850s he would quietly and without fuss or bother introduce the idea that empty space could transmit magnetic forces and must, therefore, itself be in a state of strain. Upon this idea, modern field theory was to be built" (Pierce Williams, Michael Faraday, pp. 382-394). Offprint from: Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 136, Part I. 4to, pp. ?????. Original printed wrappers, contained in a cloth folding case.

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        Gedichte.

      Heidelberg, Akademische Verlagshandlung von C. F. Winter, 1846 Kl.8°, 2 Bl., 346 S., Illustrierter goldgeprägter Originalleinwandband, Rundumgoldschnitt, Einige S. stockfleckig, Erste Auflage (W/G2 4). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Erstausgaben deutscher Literatur

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        Sorrowful Lamentation and Confession of Martha Browning of the murder of Elizabeth Mundell who is Ordered for Execution on Monday next with Life Trial and Execution of Martha Browning for the Murder of Elizabeth Mundell at Westminster 

      2 Broadsides. Trial Broadside (485 x 370mm). Original sheet trimmed and laid down on recent archival paper, small areas of loss to the extremities, not interfering with the text, and a little piece missing effecting the text. Creased across the middle. With woodcut border and illustration. Small number '10' written in red pencil far right hand corner. Execution Broadside (490 x 365mm). Original sheet trimmed and laid down on recent archival paper, small areas of loss to the extremities and main text, with some loss to text, and illustrator. With woodcut border and illustration. London, Paul Printer. [added in contemporary hand J[anuar]y 5

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        Antique Print-SEA CHART-BAY BENGAL-INDIA-BANGLADESH-GANGES-CALCUTTA-Lloyd-1846

      1846 - Antique print, titled: 'Gulf of Bengal, Sheet V, Palmyra Point to Chittagong.' - A sea chart of the Bay of Bengal, showing the area form Paradip (India) to Sittwe (Myanmar). This area includes Calcutta, the coast of Bangladesh, and the rivers Hooghly, Ganges and Meghna. Numerous depth soundings, as well as coastal geographical features are indicated. This chart is based on the surveys of Captain Richard Lloyd of the Indian Navy. Working sea charts are inherently rare due to the nature of their use aboard ships. The city of Calcutta is shown. Description: Published by the Hydrographic Office and sold by R.B. Bate. Map dated 1840, published in 1846.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'J.&C. Walker' after 'Richard Lloyd'. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. Captain Richard Lloyd. Engraving on hand laid paper. Anonymous. Good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Some offsetting where the map was folded on itself. A crease in the center of the sheet and some creasing in the top and lower margins. Scattered small stains in the image edges, and one in the top middle of the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 20 x 14 cm. The image size is ca. 19.7 x 13.3 cm. The overall size is ca. 7.9 x 5.5 inch. The image size is ca. 7.8 x 5.2 inch. Storage location: Overasselt-85

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        Contes (Trilby - Le songe d'or. Baptiste Montauban - La fée aux miettes. La combe de l'homme mort. Inès de las Sierras. Smarra. La neuvaine de la chandeleur. La légende de la soeur Béatrix). Eaux-Fortes de Tony Johannot. J. Hetzel. Paris. 1846.

      - 1 volume grand in-8° relié pleine percaline cacao clair. Cartonnage romantique estampé à froid puis doré, plats encadrés de filets dorés et décorés d'une composition originale de deux anges, gardiens d'une pierre dressée en fronton où se lisent les titres de quatre des récits du recueil, au pied de la scène une belle guirlande dorée. Dans les écoinçons supérieur phalène et chauve-souris. Au bas chat-huant. Sur le dos lisse, flambeau, auteur et titres du recueil dorés dans une encadrement doré, tranches dorées, gardes jaunes, ex-libris contrecollé. Premier tirage. Vignette de titre gravée sur bois et huit compositions hors-texte de Tony Johannot gravées à l'eau-forte, tirées sur chine et portant le nom de l'artiste gravé à la, pointe. 310 p. + table Très bon état du cartonnage mais dos uniformément insolé. Malheureusement l'exemplaire comporte de multiples rousseurs et une annotation manuscrite de « Premier tirage » sur la feuille blanche de garde est à signaler. Peu courant dans ce type de cartonnage aux fers spéciaux réplique exacte de la couverture de ton crème reproduite dans Carteret III, 435. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Law of God, Containing the Book of Genesis, Edited and with Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, by Isaac Leeser

      Philadelphia: Printed by C. Sherman for the editor, 1846. First edition thus. Printed in Hebrew and English, with corresponding text on facing pages. 5 vols. 12mo. Three quarter black morocco, tan cloth sides. Later gift inscription on half-title of vol. II, else internally clean. A fine set. First edition thus. Printed in Hebrew and English, with corresponding text on facing pages. 5 vols. 12mo. THE FIRST JEWISH TRANSLATION OF THE PENTATEUCH INTO ENGLISH. Isaac Leeser (1806-1868) was named hazan (cantor) of Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia in 1829. Leeser's "contributions to every area of Jewish culture and religion made him a major builder of American Judaism." The publication of his Pentateuch was the first time that any portion of the Bible was published in America under Jewish auspices. "The translation of the Bible was Leeser's great literary achievement and represented many years of patient labor and devotion to a task which he considered sacred ... He made good use of the various German translations by Jews of the collective commentary known as the Biur and of other Jewish exegetic works. As a result his translation though based in style upon the King James version can be considered an independent work for the changes he produced are numerous and great... until the new Jewish Publication Society version was issued in 1917, it was the only source from which many Jews not conversant with Hebrew derived their knowledge of the Bible in accordance with Jewish tradition" (Waxman, History of Jewish Literature, 1090). Goldman 7; Hills 1273; Rosenbach 569; Singerman 0884; Lance J. Sussman, "Another Look at Isaac Leeser and the First Jewish Translation of the Bible in the United States", Modern Judaism, Vol. 5, No. 2, Gershom Scholem Memorial I; Wolf and Whiteman, 373

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        Gatherings from Spain .[bound with]. California: Four Months Among the Gold-Finders [bound with]. What I Saw in California .[bound with]. The Bird of Passage

      - 9 x 6 inches, Marbled boards over green leather spine with gilt titling, general wear, rear joint cracked, Four Volumes bound in One: Richard Ford 'Gatherings', 160 pages, [circa 1846], stain to upper right hand corner; Tyrwhitt [Vizetelly] 'California' and Edwin 'What I Saw in California', 136 pages, [1849, 1852], includes map, tear to page 101 affecting text; Isabella F. Romer 'The Bird of Passage', 207 pages, [circa 1849], stain to upper right-hand corner. All four works are in the same format and typeface. The two California books were issued together (with Vizetelly ending on the recto and the Bryant commencin on teh verso of the same leaf). This California volume cited Kurutz 653d [Paris, 1849]. edition. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Daegelyksche aenteekening van alle de goederen te verwen komende bij Joannes Baptista Joffroy begonst 1734. [Mechelen (Malines, Belgium), 1 April 1734-31 August 1759]. Folio (32.5 x 21 cm). Manuscript journal of accounts in dark brown ink on paper, written in Dutch in an upright gothic hand, with each page ruled in double and single lines to make 4 or 5 columns and up to 22 rows, decorated with hundreds of pen flourishes, three forming pictures of birds as tailpieces and with a decorative cross to begin 1750 (some other years with a simpler cross), a couple headings with additions in red. Contemporary vellum.

      - For Jean-Baptiste Joffroy and his family: "J.-B. Joffroy, de Malines", Bibliophile Belge III (1846), pp. 379-382; Installé, Patriciërs en ambachtslui in het stadsbestuur te Mechelen (1982), pp. 87-92. Journal of accounts of the cloth dyeing factory of Joannes Baptista Joffroy (1699/1708-post 1772?) in Mechelen (Malines) in the Southern Netherlands (now Belgium) under the Austrian Habsburgs, beginning on 1 April 1734 and ending with 21 August 1759. Most of the entries are for accounts receivable, but the journal also records deliveries of materials and goods to the firm and payments made for them, as well as other transactions or events, occasionally not monetary. The entries record a wide variety of cloths, almost entirely wollens: most common are laken, serge and "kastor" but also flannel, "Fries", "perpetuan", ratiné, etc., and sometimes combinations. An unusually detailed note, apparently for incoming cloth includes "tricots". The entry usually indicates the colour the cloth was dyed, most often green or blue, but also yellow, bay (reddish brown), red and others. Some are more specific. The records of goods received and their payments are especially interesting for the materials and their prices, recording indigo, sandalwood, vitriol and other dyestuffs. The entries identify hundreds of customers.Joannes Baptista Joffroy was the only surviving child and successor of Jan Bartholomeus Joffroy (1669-1740), not only a cloth dyer, but dean of the dyers guild in Mechelen.With a small brown stain running into the text of 1 leaf and occasional minor smudges, ink spots or minor marginal stains, but the journal remains generally in very good condition. The binding is dirty, with some chips and tears, especially in the backstrip, and with the spine concaved. An essential primary source for any study of the cloth-dyeing trade.

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        Waldlichtung.

      - Aquarell über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem Whatman von 1846, links unten signiert und datiert „J.F. Stock 1850". 21,2:29,1 cm. Kleiner Einriß im Oberrand hinterlegt. Möglicherweise Entwurf für eine Buchillustration. Stock war als Zeichner im Atelier von P. Gropius (1821-1888) in Berlin tätig. 1839 stellte er in Berlin mehrere Gemälde aus, 1851 hielt er sich in Rom und Neapel auf.

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        The History of China & India, pictorial & descriptive by Miss Corner

      Dean & Co, 1846. in 8°, pp. 24 nn., 393, 1 b., leg. coeva p/pelle nera, ds. a riquadri con tit. e fregi in oro, cornici in oro ai piatti e all'unghia, sguardie in carta marmor., front. in litografia. Opera illustrata con 31 tavv. litografiche f.t., 2 carte geogr. ripiegate e mm. ill. b/n n.t. Lievi arrossamenti ma ottimo vol. 343/34

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        Sammelband mit vier frühen Texten. 1. Der Bauern-Spiegel oder Lebensgeschichte des Jeremias Gotthelf. Zweite durchgesehene und vermehrte Ausgabe. Burgdorf, Langlois 1839. 2. Die Wassernoth im Emmenthal am 13. August 1837. Burgdorf, Langlois 1838. 3. Wie fünf Mädchen im Branntwein jämmerlich umkommen. Eine merkwürdige Geschichte. Bern, Wagner'sche Buchhandlung 1838. 4. Dursli, der Branntweinsäufer oder der heil. Weihnachtsabend. Zweite, von dem Verfasser in's Hochdeutsche übertragene Ausgabe. Burgdorf, Langlois 1846.

      38177105 146 S. Leinenband der Zeit. WG. 63523.- Sammelband mit den wichtigen frühen Werken Gotthelfs, die seinen Ruhm als sozialkritischen Autor begründeten.- Einband fleckig. zwei Seiten etwas tintenfleckig.

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        Vollständige Beschreibung und Abbildung der sämmtlichen Holzarten, welche im mittlern und nördlichen Deutschland wild wachsen. Für Gutsbesitzer, Forstmänner, Oekonomen und Freunde der Natur

      Braunschweig, Oehme und Müller 1846 - Bemerkungen: Eine insbesondere in den mit noch leuchtenden Farben (teil)-kolorierte Lithographietafeln vollständige und sehr gut erhaltene 2. Ausgabe dieses Standardwerks der Holz- und Forstwirtschaft aus den Jahren des Historismus, in denen gerade die Kunst der Holzverarbeitung in Form von exquisiter Möbelschreinerei eine Hochzeit hatte und noch jegliches heute längst schon vergessene Gehölz in seinem Wert und Nutzen bekannt war. Alle Gehölze sind in lateinischer und deutscher Bezeichnung dargeboten. Der Inventar-Band vereinigt fortlaufende 25 Hefte, die der Verfasser insgesamt als den abgeschlossenen ersten Teil eines Gesamtwerkes auffasst und er auf der letzten Seite einen zweiten Teil mit amerikanischen Holzarten ankündigt, von dem aber nichts weiteres bis heute bekannt ist und der auch wahrscheinlich nie erschienen ist, zumal schon die inhaltsidentische 1. Auflage von 1826 gleiches ankündigte. Von besonders informativem Niveau sind die ausführlichen Beschreibungen des „Nutzens“ eines jeden Gehölzes, wobei sowohl die jeweilige Verwendung des Holzes als auch die von Blüten und Blätter der Gehölze einen heute verlorenen Kulturschatz an Holz- und Pflanzenwissen in der Haus- und Hofwirtschaft darstellt: „Nichts weniger läßt sich auch aus dem Safte dieses Ahorns ein Rum ähnliches starkes Getränk, so wie ein guter Syrup, Zucker und Essig bereiten, auf deren Fabrication in den bedrückten Zeiten , mancher speculative Kopf Nachdenken, Zeit, Mühe und Kosten verwandte, welche letztere, bei Entbehrung der zu großen Versuchen nöthigen Ahorn-Wälder, aber freilich kaum gedeckt wurden “ (S. 9) Vgl. Nissen, BBI 1104. Stafleu-Cowan 3928. Pritzel 4873. Beschreibung: 2 Bände in originalem Halblederbezug mit goldgeprägtem Rücken: a. Band 1: Ein inventarischer Textband mit Beschreibungen der Gehölze; Format/ Einband: 37 x 28 cm; 462 Seiten mit Beschreibungen und Verwendungen von insgesamt 154 Gehölzen; Einbandbezug berieben, bestoßen an den Ecken und Rändern vor allem unten; Seiten I und 13 mit kleinem Einriss; Papier mit Stockflecken auf einigen Seiten und leicht gebräunt; Antiquariatsvermerke auf Vorsatz; altes Bibliotheksklebeschild auf Rücken unten, Bibliotheksstempel auf Vorsatz und Titel; ansonsten sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. b. Band 2: ): Atlas-Band mit z.T. kolorierten 150 ganzseitigen Hand-Lithographietafeln der 154 Gehölze, die Tafeln 140 bis 145 lithographieren von 81 Gehölzen deren Keimlinge aus dem Samen; Format: 37 x 28 cm; Einbandbezug berieben, bestoßen an den Ecken und Rändern, Papier tadellos ohne Flecken oder Wasserränder, die kolorierten Lithographien in leuchtenden satten Farben völlig erhalten; Antiquariatsvermerke und Biblitheksstempel auf Vorsatz; altes Bibliotheksklebeschild auf Rücken unten; ansonsten sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two Autograph Letters, signed ("S./Saml Rogers")

      St. James Palce; and np 1846 - A total of 4 pp. pen and ink on paper. 8vo. In the first letter, to[Francis] Wrangham, Rogers sends thanks and states "I am not now so young or so gay as when you roused me from my morning dream in the Temple, for I am now climbing ? my seventy sixth year ? but my heart is as young as ever & as sensible as ever to kindness such as yours. You ask me what I am writing - I answer little or nothing; though now and then I add a syllable or two in the shape of a note, when a new edition is called for. You have no doubt Wellesley's Effusions on the Weeping Willow ?" In the postscipt Rogers writes, "Southey is, I fear, sinking fast; & also Bowles, who has written me a melancholy letter, signing himself 'Your desolate friend.' His is something of the religous despondence of Cowper."In the second letter, addressed only to "My dear Friend" Rogers reports that he has "sent her 90 notes - all I had to give ? Moore came to my door in the Autumn ? From Borwood I have heard nothing & now Winter is arriving. I must sit down by my fireside ?". A total of 4 pp. pen and ink on paper. 8vo

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        Pictures From Italy.

      London: Published For the Author...MDCCCXLVI (1846). 8vo., [i-ii ads], [viii], [1]-269, [270-272] pp., with the following internal pages unnumbered: 5, 17, 30, 38, 84, 98, 107, 120, 144, 165, and 233. Four woodcut vignettes including that on the title. Original publishers blue diaper-cloth, both boards stamped in blind with a triple border entwining at the top and bottom, and a circular eight pointed central medallion; backstrip stamped in blind with rules and three wreaths with title in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Corners are slightly bumped and there is some rubbing to the head and tail of the backstrip, foxed very lightly at the outer margins, else very good well preserved copy. First edition in original cloth. Samuel Palmer designed the four woodcut illustrations, his initials appear in the lower left corner of the first and the lower right of the last. All “internal flaws” noted in Smith which qualify this as the first issuing of the first edition, including preliminary advertisement for Oliver Twist. “During his year in Italy in 1845 Dickens sent many letters to Forster relating his experiences, as was his usual custom. After their appearance in the Daily News, the articles were published...with new chapters added” (Thomson p. 63). Smith II, 7. Eckel 135-136. Thomson 45.

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        The Cricket on the Hearth a Fairy Tale of Home

      1846 - First American edition. 8vo. Original brown wrappers lettered in black. New York, Harper & Brothers. Near-fine copy of this delicate volume with only minor wear at the spine ends, moderate foxing inside and a faint dampmark on the rear cover. Podeschi A93. In a cloth folding case. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home.

      - London: Printed and Published for the Author, By Bradbury and Evans.MDCCCXLVI (1846) [1845]. 8vo., [viii], [1]-174, [2, ads] pp., steel engraved frontis and titlepage, and 12 woodcuts in text. Original horizontally-ribbed cloth; the front and back cover stamped in blind with a floral border, with gilt-stamped titling, author's name and fireplace illustration, and backstrip stamped in gilt with title surrounded by a wreath below which is the authors name also in gilt, a.e.g., pale yellow endpapers. Backstrip has some tears at joints, board edges rubbed, corners bumped, and some small scattered stains and discoloration to cloth, internally bright: very good. Contemporary ink inscription to first free endpaper. First edition in original cloth binding complete with binder's sticker. With all the internal flaws noted by Smith except "lucky" on page 79 which is noted to only appear flawed in "some copies." "Oliver Twist" ad does not match the first or second state in Smith. Illustrations were designed by John Leech, Richard Doyle, Clarkson Stanfield, Daniel Maclise and Edwin Landseer. Engravers include Thompson, the Dalziel brothers, T. Williams, Swain, and Groves. The Cricket. sprang from the idea to begin a weekly periodical which would've been called "The Cricket," though was abandoned quickly for a more important venture and the founding of The Daily News. The Cricket was wildly successful, doubling in circulation of both its predecessors. Smith II, 6. Eckel 125-126. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 (207 x 130 mm). Near-contemporary brown crushed half morocco by Bayntun, buff marbled paper sides, edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece with tissue-guard and 23 steel-engraved plates by George Cruikshank. Binder's stamp to head of front free endpaper verso. Light rubbing to extremities, slight chipping to spine ends, light offsetting to endpapers; an excellent copy. First one-volume edition. Dickens's second novel, Oliver Twist was first published serially between February 1837 and April 1839 in Bentley's Miscellany, and as a three-volume book by Richard Bentley in 1838 (six months before the initial serialization was complete). This single volume was substantially revised by Dickens, who had bought back his copyright from Bentley; many of his revisions were in the direction of a more dramatic rendering of the text, in light of his experience of public reading.

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        The Battle of Life a Love Story

      1846 - First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in gilt. London, Bradbury & Evans. Dickens's fourth Christmas book. A bright, attractive copy but with the front endpaper slightly cracked. The vignette title page in the fourth and usual state, with an angel holding the banner and with no publishers imprint. Eckel pp. 121-122. In a stout, functional leatherbound case. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Battle of Life A Love Story

      London: Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars, MDCCCXLVI (1846). 8vo., [viii], [1-3], 4-175, [176], [1-2] pp., and the following internal pages unnumbered: 52-5, 120-3. In addition to the engraved frontis and titlepage there are 11 woodcuts in the text. Original publishers red ribbed cloth; both boards are stamped in blind with two double line borders interspersed with 12 floral designs, the upper boards is gilt-stamped with two cherubs mounted on wasps above a decorative spray, with title and authors name also stamped in gilt; backstrip also bears gilt-stamped lettering and wasp mounted cherubs; pale yellow endpapers, a.e.g. Some rubbing to head and tail of backstrip, corners slightly bumped, small chip to upper board at the "S" in "Dickens," internally bright; very good. First edition. The present issue does not contain 'A LOVE STORY' in type below the title vignette and appears only in a scroll borne by a winged cupid, and there is no type insertion (4th state according to Smith and Eckel). Terminal ads announce the publication in parts of Dombey and Son, and the bound volume of Oliver Twist. All of Smith's qualifying "internal flaws" not noted as being in "some copies" are accounted for. Dickens wrote The Battle of Life during a period of recuperation needed after illness attributed to over-working, despite being seriously indisposed he managed to complete the work, while working on Dombey and Son, though it was not as successful as his other Christmas books thus far. Smith II, 8. Eckel 127-130.

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        uvres complètes du Roi René, avec une biographie et des notices par M. le Comte de Quatrebarbes, et un grand nombre de dessins et ornements, d’après les tableaux et manuscrits originaux par M. Hawke.

      Angers, Cosnier et Lachèse, 1844-1846, demi-maroquin de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés. -Cahier 25 du tome 4 en double. - 4 tomes en 2 volumes in-4 de 1 titre frontispice-(4)-CLIV-(2)-151-(1) pp. + 25 pl. h.t. ; 1 titre frontispice-(4)-CXIV-(2)-150-(3) pp. + 24 pl. h.t. (dont 21 accompagnées chacune d’une serpente légendée) ; 1 titre frontispice-(4)-XXX-(2)-208-(3) pp. + 21 pl. h.t. et 1 titre frontispice-(4)-XIII-(3)-198-(3) pp. + 23 pl. h.t. ; Saffroy 3142 ; Bossuat, Manuel bibliographique du Moyen-Âge 4312 ; Mennessier de La Lance, Essai de bibliographie hippique II-p. 360.La seule édition complète des œuvres du Roi René."Le T. II est presque entièrement consacré aux tournois et aux joutes équestres et contient : Étude historique sur la chevalerie, -Description des cinq manuscrits du Livre des Tournois, -Description du manuscrit du Tournois de Tarascon, -Glossaire pour le Livre des Tournois, -Traictié de la forme et devis d'ung tournoy , -Le Pas d'Armes de la Bergière, -Notes et Glossaire sur le Pas d'Armes de la Bergière Avec 23 planches gravées h.t., dont 19 se rapportent aux préparatifs et à l'exécution des tournois.Au T. IV, aux chap. intitulés : Procession de la Fête-Dieu et Jeux de la Tarasque, il y a aussi quelques passages qui se rapportent à des cortèges et à des jeux hippiques." (Mennessier de la Lance).

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        Oeuvres choisies de Gavarni revues, corrigées et nouvellement classées par l'auteur. Etudes de moeurs contemporaines. Les Enfants terribles. - traduction en langue vulgaire. - Les Lorettes. Les Actrices. Avec des notices en tête de chaque série. par MM. Théophile Gauthier & Laurant-Jan. (1846) ; La Vie de jeune homme. - Les débardeurs. Avec des notices [.] de P.-J. Stahl. (1848) ; Le Carnaval à Paris. - Paris le matin. - Les Etudiants de Paris. Avec des notices [?] par MM. Théophile Gautier, A. Barthet & A. de Soubiran. (1847) ; Fourberies de femmes en matière de sentiment. - Clichy. - Paris le soir. Avec des notices [?] par MM. Laurent-Jan, Lireux & Léon Gozlan. (1846)

      J. Hetzel 1846-1848, Paris - 4 tomes reliés en 2 volumes, plein chagrin vert, dos à nerfs, filets et fleurons (reliure de l?époque). Frontispice, vignette sur chaque page de titre et 319 planches hors-texte (une planche supplémentaire non annoncée dans la série des Enfants terribles, deux planches non reliées dans la série de Clichy. Dos assombris, quelques épidermures légères (discrètes reprises de teinte), petites taches sur la moire des gardes, sinon pages blanches et sans rousseurs. Bel exemplaire. Références : Vicaire, III, 953-955 ; Brivois pp.168-171 ; Carteret, III-260-264. Langue : Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Occult Sciences The Philosophy of Magic, Prodigies and Apparent Miracles from the French of Eusebe Salverte

      Richard Bentley, London 1846 - Quarter bound red leather, marbled boards,4 raised bands on each volume, gilt lettering on spine, minor edgewear, Notes illustrative, explanatory and critical. A critical study of the history of magic, in which the author argued that the belief in magic was often encouraged by priestly and other ruling castes as a way of keeping control of the populace. Chapter headings include 'Credibility of the Marvellous,' 'Origin of Magic,' 'Sources of Magical Knowledge,' 'Deceptions of Thaumaturgists,' 'Ventriloquism Employed in Oracles,' 'Sources of Some Oracles,' 'Books Believed to be Spirits,' 'Speaking Heads and Statues,' 'Invocations of the Dead,' 'Secrets Used in Pagan Rites' etc. Etc. Etc. The translator, Anthony Todd Thompson (1778-1849) was a renowned Scots-born MD, who worked and lectured in London. ; Vol. 1 & 2; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pictures From Italy.

      London: Published For the Author...MDCCCXLVI (1846). 8vo., [i-ii ads], [viii], [1]-269, [270-272] pp., with the following internal pages unnumbered: 5, 17, 30, 38, 84, 98, 107, 120, 144, 165, and 233. Four woodcut vignettes including that on the title. Original publishers blue diaper-cloth, both boards stamped in blind with a triple border entwining at the top and bottom, and a circular eight pointed central medallion; backstrip stamped in blind with rules and three wreaths with title in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Corners are slightly bumped and there is some rubbing to the head and tail of the backstrip, foxed very lightly at the outer margins, else very good well preserved copy. First edition in original cloth. Samuel Palmer designed the four woodcut illustrations, his initials appear in the lower left corner of the first and the lower right of the last. All "internal flaws" noted in Smith which qualify this as the first issuing of the first edition, including preliminary advertisement for Oliver Twist. "During his year in Italy in 1845 Dickens sent many letters to Forster relating his experiences, as was his usual custom. After their appearance in the Daily News, the articles were published...with new chapters added" (Thomson p. 63). Smith II, 7. Eckel 135-136. Thomson 45.

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        The Count of Monte Cristo. With Twenty Illustations, Drawn on Wood by M. Valentin.

      London Chapman and Hall 1846 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo., frontispiece, (i-iii), iv, (1)-464 & frontispiece, (i-iii), iv, (1)-464 pp., age-toned, some random, spotting mostly to endpapers and a few margins, else very good, publisher's terracotta cloth, decoratively blind-embossed, smooth, gilt-panelled spines, evenly rubbed worn with some minor marks, corners gently bumped, otherwise a remarkable survival of a very original and exceptionally rare set. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) established himself as one of the most popular and prolific authors in France, known for plays and historical adventure novels such as The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. His romantic style, often compared to Victor Hugo, proved immensely popular and with the money he earned from publishing his novels, Dumas purchased land and built the Château de Monte Cristo in Port Marly, Yvelines, France. This home (now a museum) was intended to be a sanctuary for the author, and he spent much of his time writing and entertaining there before debt overtook him, forcing him to sell the property. He fled to Belgium in 1851, and later to Russia, to evade creditors. Dumas continued to publish, including travel books on Russia, during his period of exile. The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned (Dumas' father was imprisoned for two years following a disagreement with Napoleon and died shortly following his release), escapes from jail (in a dead man's body bag tossed to the waves), acquires a fortune and sets about wreaking revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. The historical context of the story is important, taking place in France, Italy, and islands in the Mediterranean during the events of 1815–1839: the era of the Bourbon Restoration through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. It begins just before the Hundred Days period (when Napoleon returned to power after his exile). It is now regarded as one of the literary greats and Dumas' works have been translated into more than 100 languages and adapted for numerous films. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DER KLEINE AMERIKANISCHE DOLLMETSCHER : LEICHT FASSLICHE ANWEISUNG FÜR AUSWANDERNDE GEWERBS- UND LANDLEUTE

      Bayreuth: Buchner(1846). Marbled boards, 8vo. , 72 pages. In German and English. The Little American interpreter: Easy to understand instruction for emigrating tradesmen and countrymen. German-English phrase book for emigrants to America, including phrases and vocabulary for food, travel, housing, agriculture, and work. Includes pronunciation. Fifteen pages at the back of the book with handwritten notes from a previous owner, comprising a manuscript immigrant's German-English dictionary and phrasebook. Only one copy listed worldwide (Bayerische Staatsbiblotek) . Water staining to top half of pages. Binding solid. Good + condition. Quite scarce (HAG-11-4)

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        THE BATTLE OF LIFE

      1846. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 2 pp undated ads. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in gilt. First Edition of the fourth of Dickens's five illustrated Christmas books -- following A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE CHIMES, and THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH, and preceding THE HAUNTED MAN. This is an unusual tale in which two sisters love the same man, both ultimately settling in with him (though only one is married to him) -- according to Thackeray "a wretched affair." It is in fact quite autobiographical: Dickens loved Mary Hogarth, married her sister Catherine, and then was happy to have his household run by their sister Georgina.~This copy has the vignette title page in the fourth and usual state (Todd's state E1), with an angel holding the banner and with no publisher's imprint. In our experience, at least 90% and perhaps 95% of the copies encountered are of this state. This is a bright, attractive copy, just about fine, with only the faintest hint of wear at the very tips (volume slightly askew as usual). The front endpaper bears the inked inscription "Ellen F. Lee | from her father | December 25 1846" -- Christmas Day, six days after publication. Smith II pp 60-65; Podeschi (Yale) A116.

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        Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara,

      1846 - In the Years 1843-1845, to ascertain the fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly. Fifth edition. 8vo. Original blind-embossed cloth, a little faded, with spine dull. Head and tail of spine very slightly frayed. xxvii,495pp. 16pp. ads. London, published for the author by William Blackwood, Edinburgh. This copy is inscribed on the half title page - Charlotte Higgins - Jos. Wolff. cf. Yakushi, W108. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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