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        Storia di Torino

      Alessandro Fontana. 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.

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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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        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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      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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      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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      - 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 Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress

      London: Published by the Author, by Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars, 1846. First English One-Volume Edition. With 24 illustrations on steel, by George Cruikshank. xii, 311, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full crushed red morocco gilt extra by Morrell of London, a.e.g., boards and spine ornately tooled in gilt, inner gilt dentelles. Fine. Cruikshank, George. First English One-Volume Edition. With 24 illustrations on steel, by George Cruikshank. xii, 311, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 1846 EDITION IN FINE MORELL BINDING. Gimbel A39; Carr, Vanderpoel Dickens Collection B98; Cohn 240

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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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        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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      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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      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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        The Isle of Wight Illustrated in a Series of Coloured Views

      G.H. Davidson, London 1846 - [8], 63pp, [1], plates. Original publishers cloth, gilt floral decoration to spine, upper cover with gilt frame with volute and flower corner pieces with inner floral wreath surrounding the title, lower cover replicates the pattern but is in blind, a.e.g., primrose endpapers. Spine faded, some minor discolouring to covers, especially towards fore-edges, a few small ink spots. Internally some minor cracking to inner hinges, the frontispiece is lightly foxed to margins with a semi-circular water stain to margin, some light browning and minor foxing, but generally bright and clean. Binding by Burn, with their ticket to rear pastedown. With a lithographic frontispiece, hand-coloured engraved map and twenty tissue-guarded hand-coloured aquatint views as called for. Probably a second issue, with the first Ryde plate being titled Ryde I, see Abbey Scenery 352 (though here in green cloth and not red) Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Antique print, titled: 'Gesiena een leesboek voor de bovenste afdeling der laagste klasse met prentjes.', Two uncut and unfolded sheets with text and small woodcut illustrations. This forms the complete text (36 pages) of the second edition (1846) of E.J. Zelling's educational reading book for small schoolchildren. The illustrations include a feast, a tent, night, a churn and a carriage. Woodcut and letterpress on hand laid (verge) paper with watermark. Description: Published in Winschoten by H.V. Huisingh, 1846.Artists and Engravers: Artist and engraver unknown, to be determined. Condition: Excellent, given age. Edges of the margins a browned (not affecting text or image). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: GV-P1-06 The overall size is ca. 16.3 x 13.3 inch. The image size is ca. 14.8 x 12 inch. The overall size is ca. 41.4 x 33.8 cm. The image size is ca. 37.5 x 30.5 cm.

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        Marie Antoinette; or, The Chevalier of the Red House

      London: George Peirce, 1846. First Edition. wrappers. Very good. 6 vols. 1st edition in English, 1st issue in parts (all covers numbered by hand). Original wrappers, part VI with chips to the back, else very good, complete, unrepaired, and rare as rooster eggs. Dumas wrote this adventure as a high tension anxiety (ticking clock/jail-break plotline), to be the central novel in his series about the French Revolution, but as he got deeper into the others (Memoirs of a Physician, 1848, Queen's Necklace, 1850, Ange Pitou, 1851, and Countess of Charny, 1854) the nuances of the series' overlapping cast (mainly Phillipe de Taverney) no longer fit. So he let the novel stand alone, and it does so with resilient fame. Ex-Bob Jackson, this very set (not that they could have found another) was last seen 19 years ago at the Grolier Club, in their exhibit, Essential Parts (recorded on page 16 of their 1996 catalog). The Red House (La Maison-Rouge) were the ferociously dedicated, and heroically resolute, personal guard of King Louis XVI and his family, so named for their brilliant red cloaks. Dumas resurrects their shadowy leader, The Red Knight himself, as his secret agent in disguise, the tip of a royalist spear, leading Batz's inspired intrigue (The Carnation Conspiracy) to rescue Marie Antoinette from the prison at the Conciergerie. The result is breathtaking reader whiplash, remindful of the disquiet in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (the exemplar for a choice of heroes, wherein both sides are positive they are in the right), and it presages with a clear prescience the James Bond bravura of action spy, and the Mission Impossible style of whirlpool count-down plotline.

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        SENATE DOCUMENTS] Public Documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, First Session of the Twenty-Ninth Congress (Volume 4 only, 1st session, 29th Congress)

      Printed by Ritchie & Heiss, Washington 1846 - 1st edition. Volume 4 only (of 9). Contains Senate Document No. 44-195. 8vo., 91 (index); each document paged individually, illustrated with maps (some folding). Bound in full leather, with short title on red label on spine. Front joint beginning to crack; spine darkened and dry. Front board with a minor "wave". Maps Very Good to Fine. A Very Good copy. *** Documents of note: No. 150 Oregon Territory, and extending the laws of the United States over them; No. 161 Memorial of A(sa). Whitney, Praying A grant of public land to enable him to construct a railroad from lake Michigan to the Pacific Ocean. February 24, 1846; With a large folding map; No. 178 Resolution to abrogate the 1st and 2nd articles of the Treaty of 1827, giving notice to Great Britain. Maps include: United States, Oregon, Texas and northern Mexico. Drawn & engraved by O.H. Throop (accompanies Doc. No. 161 *** Wheat Transmississippi III, p. 187 (note) (See also Howes W382-383) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verhandlungen des Vereins zur Beförderung des Garten- und Feldbaues, als Section der Frankfurtischen Gesellschaft zur Beförderung nützlicher Künste und deren Hülfswissenschaften. Eine Zeitschrift für die praktische Gärtnerei, Landwirthschaft und die verwandten Fächer.

      Frankfurt a. M., Johann David Sauerländer, 1839-1846. - Bände 1 bis 3 in 4 Teilen. (wohl alles erschienene) 26,5 cm. 2 Bl., 271 S., 6 (statt 8) lithogr. Taf., dav. 1 Farbtafel.32 S. (Beiblätter)/136 S., 1 Bl. Errata, 2 Bl. (Neue Blumen-Zeitung Nr. 40 vom 9.10.1841), 14 lithogr. Taf./100 S., 3 lithogr. Taf., dav. 2 gef., 2 Bl. (Neue Blumen-Zeitung Nr. 4 v. 27.4.1844), 2 Taf. gehörend zu Bd. 1./1 Bl., 88 S. , 1 Bl. Etwas späteres Halbleder (Hardcover). Durchgehend stark braunfleckig. Sonst gut erhalten. Band 1: Die fehlenden 2 Tafeln (in Band 2 eingebunden), in Farbkopien beiliegend. Der Inhalt beginnt mit 1835 und reicht bis zum 25. Sept. 1839. Komplett mit Inhaltsverzeichnis und Beiblättern. Band 1a (ohne Titelblatt): beginnt mit dem 27. Nov. 1839 und geht bis zum 15. Febr. 1841. Band 2: Weißensee, G. F. Großmann. Teil 1 beginnt mit dem 16. Febr. 1841 und geht bis zum November 1842. Mit eingebunden der Deckel von Heft 1. Bd. 3, 1. Heft: Inhalt vom 16. März 1843 bis zum 6. Mai 1846. In dieser Zeitschrift veröffentlichte der frankfurter Kunst und Handelsgärtner Jacob Rinz zahlreiche seiner Abhandlungen zu den Kamelien, für die er eine eigene eigene Einteilung in 10 Klassen schuf und die er in dieser Zeitschrift, bebildert mit 13 Lithografien (12. Dezember 1840) vorstellte. [Camellien Camelien] Bitte beachten Sie, dass die angegebenen Versandkosten nur für Sendungen bis zu einem Gesamtgewicht von 1 Kg gelten. Bei schwereren Sendungen betragen die Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschands € 5,00. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        EXECUTIVE DOCUMENTS Twenty-Ninth Congress, First Session. (1845, Volume 1)

      Printed by Ritchie & Heiss, Washington 1846 - 1st edition. Volume 1 only, contains Executive documents No. 1-5. A Very Good copy. 8vo., each document paged individually: 27; 893; 5; 1; 414 pp., with and engraved folding map of the Black hills, and several folding charts. Bound in full leather, with title on red label on the spine. Front joint rubbed; spine a bit soiled. Maps and plates Very Good to Fine. A Very Good copy with Near Fine interior. *** Document 2, The Message of the President (Polk), 893 pp., contains correspondence of John C. Calhoun, James Buchanan, the ministers to Texas, Pres. Tyler concerning the Texas Annexation, Mexico's concession of Independence, the Texas Convention debates, and invitation to Statehood. *** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Occult Sciences. The Philosophy of Magic, prodigies and apparent miracles. From the French of Eusebe Salverte. With notes illustrative, explanatory, and critical by Anthony Todd Thomson. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 2 vols.

      Richard Bentley. 1846 Half titles. Orig. dark grey-green fine-diced cloth, boards blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt; one or two small marks, but overall a very well-preserved copy.First published as Des sciences occultes ou Essai sur la Magie, les prodiges et les miracles in two volumes in 1829. The translator's note observes, 'a considerable portion of these volumes is occupied in tracing many of the extraordinary apparent miracles of antiquity to mechanical and scientific sources'. Born in Paris, Salverte, 1771-1839, was an author, poet, politician and man of letters. He was a founding member of the Société française pour l'abolition de l'esclavage, an abolitionist movement founded in 1834.

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        Marie Antoinette; or, The Chevalier of the Red House

      London: George Peirce, 1846. First Edition. wrappers. Very good. 6 vols. 1st edition in English, 1st issue in parts (all covers numbered by hand). Original wrappers, part VI with chips to the back, else very good, complete, unrepaired, and rare as rooster eggs. Dumas wrote this adventure as a high tension anxiety (ticking clock/jail-break plotline), to be the central novel in his series about the French Revolution, but as he got deeper into the others (Memoirs of a Physician, 1848, Queen's Necklace, 1850, Ange Pitou, 1851, and Countess of Charny, 1854) the nuances of the series' overlapping cast (mainly Phillipe de Taverney) no longer fit. So he let the novel stand alone, and it does so with resilient fame. Ex-Bob Jackson, this very set (not that they could have found another) was last seen 19 years ago at the Grolier Club, in their exhibit, Essential Parts (recorded on page 16 of their 1996 catalog). The Red House (La Maison-Rouge) were the ferociously dedicated, and heroically resolute, personal guard of King Louis XVI and his family, so named for their brilliant red cloaks. Dumas resurrects their shadowy leader, The Red Knight himself, as his secret agent in disguise, the tip of a royalist spear, leading Batz's inspired intrigue (The Carnation Conspiracy) to rescue Marie Antoinette from the prison at the Conciergerie. The result is breathtaking reader whiplash, remindful of the disquiet in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (the exemplar for a choice of heroes, wherein both sides are positive they are in the right), and it presages with a clear prescience the James Bond bravura of action spy, and the Mission Impossible style of whirlpool count-down plotline.

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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.

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        Monumental Theatrical Advertising, Three-Piece Color Composite Woodblock Theater Poster, a Printing of Scenes from Charles Dickens' The Adventures of Oliver Twist.

      Three-Piece Color Composite Woodblock Theater Poster, a Printing of Scenes from Charles Dickens' The Adventures of Oliver Twist. Hartford: Calhoun Printing Works, [188-]. Each of the three sections measures 28 in x 42 in, combined (7 ft x 3 ½ ft). The images are taken from the original wrapper of Part II of The Adventures of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. A New Edition Revised & Corrected. To be completed in Ten Numbers. London: Bradbury & Evans, 90, Fleet Street, and Whitefriars, 1846. Cohn 240. In the top panel of this triptych, the upper right-hand side recreates a reverse image of the second vignette from the left-hand side of Bradbury & Evans' wrapper, now titled "Oliver Introduced to the Kind Old Gent," from Part III. In the lower right-hand corner of the bottom panel, is a vignette titled, "Oliver's Reception by Fagin and the Boys," from Part III of the 1846 Bradbury & Evans edition. The central image occupying the entire center panel of the triptych is "Fagan's Last Night Alive," adapted from Cruikshank's "Fagan in the Condemned Cell," from Part X, appearing at the center bottom of Bradbury & Evans' wrapper for Part II, as reproduced by Cohn, pp. 80 - 81. In The New England Business Directory of 1875, the printer is identified as the Calhoun Printing Works. On the bottom sheet of the triptych the printer is given as "Calhoun Print, Harfford CT." This image is believed to be the first issued, not to be easily confused with re-printings from the 1920s, noting this visibly corrected spelling mistake and the racial slur, "Fagin - the Jew," which were deleted from only some of the later printings. Also, there is a marked difference in the quality of the nineteenth century paper from that used for the 1920s re-prints. The latter paper from the 1920s was very acidic and is now extremely brittle, as it did not absorb the color as well as the heavier nineteenth century paper. Also, the reprints are smaller and have even edges. The Calhoun company was known for its large colorful posters, show bills and other large-format outdoor advertising, using composite boxwood blocks. This copy of this poster was never used. It has not been backed, the only conservation it underwent was a painstaking surface cleaning to remove superficial and ground-in dirt, and a few marginal tears and weak areas were reinforced with mulberry paper and wheat starch paste. As it had been rolled in an open, unprotected environment, each of the three pieces was flattened by humidification and flattening between blotters. The over-all condition is extraordinarily fine. The original colors are brilliant.

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      Paris, Ledoyen et Giret 1846 - in-8, 4 pp. (liste des souscripteurs), III-292 pp., portr., demi-basane noire, dos lisse (rel. de l'époque). Petites usures aux coins. Tulard, 72. "Dépourvu d'intérêt historique. Quelques anecdotes sur des hommes de lettres de l'époque : Legouvé, Nepomucène, Lemercier, Pigault-Lebrun. Horace Raison serait l'auteur de ces mémoires". Les portraits d'acteurs sont particulièrement savoureux. L'ouvrage est orné de deux beaux portraits lithographiés par Villain, un de l'auteur, l'autre de Pigault-Lebrun. Fierro, 69. Bertier, 59. Quérard, Supercheries, I, 457.

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        A Defence of Negro Slavery, as it exists in the United States

      Montgomery: Press of the "Alabama Journal",, 1846. Duodecimo (149 x 99 mm). Original brown quarter cloth-backed green paper boards. Extremities worn, spine frayed and split in places, corners bumped, contents foxed, leaves 14.2 and 3 a little cropped affecting single letters of text along fore edge, overall a very good copy. First edition of the Mississippi anti-abolitionist's work summarising proslavery arguments supported by religion and new racial science. The eleven chapters consider the biblical foundations of slavery within early Judaism and Christianity, the history of African slavery, the abolitionist position of England on the topic, the dangers and ineffectuality of emancipation, and the moral, intellectual, and economic benefits of slavery to both slaves and their masters. Of its circulation history, the historian G. Ward Hubbs notes that Estes "was distributing the thousand copies that he had printed to the west Alabama towns between Montgomery and his own Columbus, Mississippi, as well as in Mobile and New Orleans. The [Alabama] Beacon liked Estes' work enough to excerpt his lengthy articles, the only proslavery work to receive such treatment" (p. 71).

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