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        Genre-Bilder aus dem Oriente. Gesammelt auf der Reise seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Herrn Herzog Maximilian in Bayern. [Stuttgart, Ebner, 1846].

      1846. Folio (490 x 375 mm). (2), 70 pp. With lithogr. t. p. and 48 lithogr. plates. Contemp. giltstamped half calf. Rare, elaborately produced publication about Maximilian's journey to Egypt, Nubia, Palestine, Syria, and Malta, on which he was accompanied by the artist Heinrich Mayr. The harem and market scenes are obviously indebted to the French orientalist tradition; several plates show details of architecture, costumes, camel and horse care, etc. They are not identical with the better known plates in Mayr's earlier "Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient" (Leipzig 1839). - Spine professionally rebacked. Foxing throughout, mainly confined to the plates' margins. Blackmer 1101 (French ed.). Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 26. Tobler 161. Rohricht 1871. Lipperheide Ma 28 (French ed.). Thieme/B. 477 (citing 36 plates only). Kainbacher 299, 2 ("RR").

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        Three autograph letters signed "Peppina Verdi" to Giuditta [Ricordi] regarding Verdi's Otello

      Giuseppina Strepponi, who became Verdi's companion in 1846 and his second wife in 1859, was a gifted soprano in her own right. Donizetti wrote his Adelia (1841) for her, and she created Abigaille in Verdi's Nabucco (1842). She retired from the stage in 1846. She was described as having a "‘limpid, penetrating, smooth voice, seemly action, a lovely figure; and to Nature's liberal endowments she adds an excellent technique'; her ‘deep inner feeling' was also praised." Julian Budden in Grove Music Online. Giuditta Ricordi was the wife of Verdi's music publisher, Giulio Ricordi (1840-1912). "From 1879 until 1887, Giulio Ricordi worked tirelessly to bring about Verdi's composition of Otello, arguably his greatest masterpiece. The annual Christmas cakes presented to the Verdis from 1881 on were designed to keep the 'chocolate project' in the forefront of the composer's mind." Sotheby's catalogue, December 6, 1996. In the nineteenth century the noun "chocolate" was also used to describe men of African descent. For further explanation of the racial and cultural connotations of the word, see Naomi Andre: "From Otello to Porgy: Blackness, Masculinity, and Morality in Opera," in Blackness in Opera, pp. 12-13. Otello was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on February 5, 1887. The Paris première of the opera, which Strepponi mentions, took place on October 12, 1894.. - 3 pp. Octavo. Dated Genoa, December 25, 1882. On stationery with Strepponi's monogram embossed at head. In Italian (with translation). Strepponi discusses family matters, and, most intriguingly, her husband's unfinished opera, Otello. She mentions the third pregnancy of [Filomena?] Maria [Cristina Verdi?] and the ill health of Ricordi's mother. Finally, she thanks Ricordi for a Christmas panettone, upon which a chocolate half-figure of Otello is mounted. "... Last night we received a wonderful panettone with a half-grown Otello!.. Poor thing! He's still in the limbo of the Holy Fathers!.. I thank you for my portion of panettone that I will eat! I believe that Verdi will write about the rest... " Slightly worn and foxed; creased at folds and with several short tears; slightly lacking at blank upper edge of central fold, with no loss to text. - 2 pp. Small quarto (ca. 90 x 116 mm.). Dated Genoa, April 23, 1888. On cardstock with Strepponi's decorative monogram embossed at head. In Italian (with translation). Strepponi writes of the "grumbling" weather, which has not adversely affected her health, and Verdi's wish to leave Genoa. She and her family will soon leave for the "poetic beaches" of St. Agata. She thanks Giuditta for "the cordial reception and continuous kindness we always find in Milan in the Casa Ricordi." "The Milanese sun accompanied us to the mountains, only to make room for clouds in Genoa. Verdi, in spite of the grumbling weather, wanted to leave right away Thursday morning, and the rain blessed Genoa and St. Agata for two days!... We are covering up all furniture and I think we will leave for the poetic beaches of St. Agata as soon as the illustrious Greis comes back to us. The apartment in Genoa is a huge mess; that's why I'm writing to you so little... " Very slightly worn. - 2 pp. Small oblong octavo (ca. 59 x 114 mm.). Dated Paris, October 15, [18]94. On visiting card with "Giuseppina Verdi" printed to recto. In Italian (with translation). Strepponi writes about the first Paris production of Otello, in which tenor Alberto Saleza almost strangled soprano Rose Caron. She hopes Ricordi, who has escaped to the country, will be able to rest. If her husband comes to Milan, she may "embrace" her good friend in person. "... As you know, Otello went really well, but he made one of his bungles: he almost strangled Desdemona with his jealousy and today Madame Caron is in bed. For the second performance she will be replaced by Bosmann!!! Mah!!!" Slightly worn.

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        Feste secolari del Concilio di Trento: con solenne rito celebrate nei giorni 12, 13 e 14 dicembre 1845 descritte ed illustrate a cura del Municipio e dell'Istituto Sociale di Trento.

      Monauni, 1846. In-folio (cm. 47), pp. (50). Antiporta figurata contenente 9 ritratti di religiosi, frontespizio interamente inciso con grande figura centrale e 4 belle tavole f.t. in litografia (ciascuna protetta da velina) raffiguranti episodi della celebrazione ambientati nel centro della città di Trento. Legatura (posteriore?) in piena percallina verde con filetti in oro e fregi a secco. Tagli dorati. Solo qualche fioritura al frontespizio, peraltro esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Pregiata e rara edizione stampata in soli 400 esemplari ed illustrata da Basilio Armani.

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        Die Gletscher des Bernagtthales in Tirol und ihre Geschichte.

      Wagner'schen Buchhandlung,, Innsbruck, 1846 - Cm. 21, pp. 75 (1). Con una grande carta topografica a colori più volte ripiegata fuori testo e raffigurante i vari ghiacciai della Valle di Vernago (in Alto Adige adiacente alla Valle di Senales). Legatura originale in mezza percallina e cartonato marmorizzato. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara edizione originale ed unica. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Denkmal Franz dem Ersten in Wien. Kunstwerk von Pompeo Marchesi beschrieben von Francesco Ambrosoli. Milan, Ripamonti Carpano, [1846].

      1846. Large folio (75 x 43 cm). 54 ff. With 15 engraved plates (with tissue guards throughout). Stored loosely in original moiree silk portfolio with giltstamped Imperial Austrian arms. In original green cloth box lined with white moirée endpapers. Impressive documentation of the monument erected for Emperor Francis I of Austria (1768-1835) in the courtyard of the Vienna Hofburg. Planned during the Emperor's lifetime, this fine work by the Milan sculptor Pompeo Marchesi (1789-1858) was not unveiled until 1846. The engraved plates show two general views of the monument, the Emperor's statue, and the corner figures and bas-reliefs on the pedestal. All 15 plates are blindstamped with Marchesi's initials. The iconography in Italian, French and German is by the editor, the classical scholar Francesco Ambrosoli. - From the library of Archduke Albrecht of Saxe-Teschen (1817-95) with his library label on the pastedown. In excellent condition. Mayer coll. 90. Eckl coll. IV, 41. Gugitz 15798.

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        Nobiliaire d'Auvergne.

      Clermont-Ferrand, Perol, 1846-1853. 7 volumes in-8, 133 planches lithographiées en noir, d'après l'auteur. Reliures de l'époque demi-basane verte, faux-nerfs, filets et roulettes en largeur, tranches jaspées. Édition originale. Le grand armorial de l'Auvergne, quelque peu déconsidéré par Saffroy (II, 17541), qui signale cependant sa cote et sa rareté. Le premier volume renferme 3 planches chiffrées en romain, puis 27 planches numérotées ; puis respectivement : 21 ; 21 ; 16 ; 20 ; 15 ; 10 planches numérotées. Soit un total de 133 planches présentant au total plus de 1000 blasons. Le tome VII se termine par diverses listes et index. Le "Dictionnaire héraldique de l'Auvergne", publié indépendamment, viendra compléter ce nobiliaire pour en faciliter l'utilisation. - Exemplaire bien complet des 133 planches requises. Légers frottements aux reliures, rousseurs.

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        Costumi della Corte Pontificia. Rome, Girolamo Antonelli, via del Corso, Piazza di Sciarra, [1846].

      1846. Engr., illustrated t. p. and 30 engr. plates, c. 106 x 75 mm. In original hand colour throughout, raised in gilt. Stored loosely in custom-made red morocco case with gilt spine. Fine, complete series of costumes as worn by the Roman Curia. The title page depicts the newly-crowned Pius IX (Pope from 1846 to 1878); several other plates also show the Holy Father in splendid garments as well as in his private robes. Other plates show Cardinals, Bishops, priests, chamberlains, lesser member of the clergy, and the Swiss Guard. - Traces of mounting on reverse, otherwise very attractively preserved throughout. Hiler 198. Cf. Colas 167. Not in Lipperheide.

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        Théorie des effets optiques que présentent les étoffes de soie.

      Couverture rigide Paris, Librairie de Firmin Didot frères, 1846. In-8 de 208 pages et une planche dépliante. Reliure demi-bradel vert à coins, couvertures conservées, rousseurs. Première édition. Eugène Chevreul expose des phénomènes optiques vus sur les tissus de soie. Ouvrage capital, imprimé aux frais de la Chambre de commerce de Lyon où Chevreul, en 1842-1843, tenait un cours destiné aux soyeux. Texte important qui fut honoré à l'Exposition Universelle de Londres en 1851. Exemplaire avec le cachet de la Chambre de commerce de Lyon, grandes marges, dans sa reliure d'époque. Poggendorff I, 433 ; DSB III, 240 ; Honeyman col., 683. Edition originale Assez bon

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        Sketches in the East. Drawn on stone by Dickinson & Son

      first (sole) editionfolio[3], [1 (blank)]pp. plus 30 tinted lithographed plates including the title page, each plate with a plain bound-in paper guard, original half green morocco, green moiré patterned cloth on sides, gilt blocked title panel on front cover, spine panelled by broad gilt bands with one panel gilt lettered, clean tear (no loss) into 1 plate neatly repaired on the verso and the margins of that plate reinforced with archival tissue, few other trivial archival tissue repairs to margins, minor fingering in the margins of a few plates, some minor foxing. Nice copy. Rare.Atabey 1208. Not in Abbey or Blackmer.OCLC locates only 8 worldwide (4 in U.K., 4 in U.S.A.). A fine book of views of Egypt, Petra, Jerusalem, Damascus, Balbec, Tripoli and Lebanon lithographed by Dickinson from Lady Tenison water-colours. Louisa Maria Anne Tenison, eldest daughter of Thomas William Anson, the first Earl of Lichfield, was born apparently in the early 1820s. In 1838 she married Edward King Tenison (1805- ) of Kilronan Castle, Kendue, Co. Roscommon, who later served as High Sheriff of Cos. Roscommon and Leitrim. She was an accomplished water-colourist and published two books arising from her travels. This work is comprised of views in Egypt, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon. Her second book, Castile and Andalusia (1853), contains descriptions of her travels as well as some illustrations. She was also involved in plant collecting and appears to have been a skilled photographer. She seems also to have sponsored some Gaelic scholars because in the John Rylands Library in Manchester there is an Irish manuscript version of the Book of Fenagh (possibly in the hand of John O'Donovan) with notes and a translation by D. H. Kelly and a dedication to Louisa Tenison. She died in 1882. Just why this book is so rare we do not know. The publication of such a book would have been an expensive undertaking, and the normal clientele for such a book, namely the aristocracy and the gentry, ensures good prospects for survival. Possible explanations are that it was privately published in small numbers or that some problem in (or with) Dickinson's establishment led to only a very small number of copies being produced. The Irish connection continues with the provenance. Drumbanagher Castle, a very large Italianate house, was built ca. 1837 at Pontyzpass near Newry for Maxwell Close, brother-in-law to the first Lord Lurgan. Few copies only are recorded at auction since 1902 - one in the 1956-57 season, another in the following year, two in 2002 (both from the Atabey collection), one in 2009, and 2 badly damaged and/or defective copies (2011 & 2012). The first Atabey copy, as this one, in its original binding fetched £17,925, and the second, a rebound copy with some damaged and repaired leaves and plates, £5,736.

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        LE MENAGIER DE PARIS ou Traité de morale et d'économie domestique composé vers 1393, par un bourgeois parisien.

      Imprimerie De Crapelet Paris 1846 2 volumes in-8 ( 235 X 155 mm ) de LXXXVIII-240 et 382 pages, demi-maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, tête dorée. Édition originale, tirée seulement à 324 exemplaires, tous sur Hollande, publiée par les soins et aux frais de la Société des bibliophiles françois, présidé par le baron PICHON. Cet ouvrage n'existait qu'à l'état de manuscrit. [Vicaire 583-587]. Très bel exemplaire.Ouvrage curieux et instructif sur la vie intérieure d'un bourgeois de Paris au 14ème siècle, il est écrit par un contemporain de TAILLEVENT. Il contient un très important traité de cuisine, un traité de la chasse à l'épervier, des notices sur le jardinage, les chevaux, la table du roi et des princes... D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        SYNOPSIS OF A GRAMMAR OF THE KAREN LANGUAGE, EMBRACING BOTH DIALECTS, SGAU AND PGHO, OR SHO

      Tavoy: Karen Mission Press, 1846. viii,[3]-297,[299*]-314*,300-345,[359]-458pp. Quarto. Original cloth, neatly rebacked in calf. 19th- century library bookplate and some ink stamps. Minor foxing to titlepage, but generally quite clean internally. Very good. Scarce Karen-language grammar, the first of its kind. The author notes that this work is far from complete, but will surely be expanded and superceded in a year or two, due to the work of the mission in the area. It is inscribed on the flyleaf by the printer, Cephas Bennett: "Society of Inquiry, Newton Theological Society, Mass. / From C. Bennett, Tavoy." Cephas Bennett was an American missionary stationed in Myanmar (then Burma), who also served as the region's printer. Only a handful of copies in OCLC.

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        The True Masonic Chart, or Hieroglyphic Monitor; Containing all the Emblems Explained in the Degrees of Entered Apprentice.

      1846 - (title cont) Fellow Craft, Master Mason, Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, Royal Arch, Royal Master and Select Master: Designed and Duly Arranged Agreeably to the Lectures, To Which are Added Illustrations, Charges, Songs, &c., With Additions and Emendations; Also a History of Free Masonry, by a Brother spine missing (repaired with tape), edges rubbed, pages age toned, some black and white illustrations, textblock loose, some pages loose but present DATE PUBLISHED: 1846 EDITION: 342 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        14 autograph letter fragments, written in English and German, partly signed "FL". No place, c.1870s.

      1846. To various addressees an various themes, among them a letter draft to the Hungarian Nobleman Albert Apponyi (1846-1933), to whom Liszt writes of the Academy of Music in Budapest, his interest in Hungarian art and his desire to be useful for his country. Another letter draft's (dating from Villa d'Este, 30. VIII. 1874) addressee is Lina Ramann; there, Liszt is dividing his life into 5 acts "like in a classic tragedy. 1st act: Childhood days up until my father's death [...]". - Provenance: Robert Bory, musicologist.

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        Journal of a voyage from London to Bombay. On board the "Oriental", 1846.

      1846. 8vo. English ms. in blue ink on paper. 69 pp., interleaved with pink blotting paper. With several coloured ink sketches. Bound in red morocco with inscribed cover "Journal of the proceedings on board the ship Oriental from London to Bombay". Marbled endpapers, inscribed "W. Collingwood. Journal Book". A passage journal kept aboard the ship "Oriental" from London around Africa to Bombay between 6 January and 30 May 1846, written in a neat and clear hand with occasional coloured ink sketches. The varied content includes weather observations, poetry, and day-to-day commentary: "March 31st 1846 Tuesday: A large shoal of porpoises playing about the bows the mate went out on the dolphin striker to harpoon one but was unsuccessful [...]", "May 11th 1846 Monday: This morning we sighted Coëtivy, it is a low rocky shore sprinkled with Cocoa nut trees etc., before 12 it was out of sight [...]" (includes a panoramic sketch of the coastline). - Lieutenant William Collingwood, a distant cousin of the Admiral, was an R.I.N. surveyor who did much valuable work in Iraq, including the large-scale, though surreptitious, mapping of Baghdad in 1855. During this same expedition, Collingwood also surveyed the Shatt-ul-Arab, the city of Bussorah (also by stealth) and much of the country between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, and he was undoubtedly one of the most gifted and productive R.I.N. surveyors of his day. - Binding slightly rubbed at extremeties; in good condition altogether.

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        Les Rues d'Aix ou Recherches Historiques sur l'ancienne Capitale de la Provence.

      Typographie Aubin. Aix 1846-1848 Deux volumes in-4 ( 255 x 170 mm ) de VIII-664 et II-558 pages. Demi-basane, dos lisse. Illustrés de vignettes, lettrines, culs de lampes, 12 lampes lithographiées et 2 grands plans dépliants lithographiés de la Ville d'Aix-en-Provence imprimés par J. Barile à Marseille, placés à la fin de chaque volume. Edition originale. Il est rare de trouver un exemplaire complet de ses deux grandes cartes qui étaient le plus souvent détachées des ouvrages pour être encadrées. Dos et plats frottés, quelques rousseurs claires sinon bons exemplaires solides. D'autres photos sur www.cazitel.com

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        Les Rues d'Aix ou Recherches historiques sur l'ancienne capitale de la Provence.

      Aix en Provence Aubin 1846 1 demi-basane, dos à nerfs (teinte du dos passée, papier des plats frottés au centre, rousseurs éparses). 2 vol. in-8, TI : (3ff.), VIII-664pp., 8 planches lith. et TII : (3ff.), II-558pp., 4 planches lith., 1 Tableau des Rues, places... et plan topographique de la ville d'Aix telle qu'elle existait en 1481 510 x 660 mm. et Plan de la Ville d'Aix... 1848.475 x 635mm. Lithographies en deux teintes. Les planches correspondant à celles mentionnées dans l'Avis au relieur. Bon exemplaire comprenant les deux plans.

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        Voyages et découvertes des Compagnons de Colomb. - SIGNED BOOK FROM THE LIBRARY OF PAUL CEZANNE

      Tours: Mame & Cie, 1846. Quatrième édition. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. French translation of Irving's early work of historical fiction, A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (1828), owned by Paul Cézanne and with his signature on the front end paper. Translated by Henri Lebrun. 12mo. 288 pp. Five engraved plates. Ornate gold and blue decorative binding, enclosed in a newer archival box in blue cloth with leather labels on the spine. Original binding rubbed, damage to the boards, and two large stains to the binding and lower edge of the block; one loose page; foxing throughout; otherwise structurally sound and in good condition. <br style="">As a young man, Cézanne had a great affinity for literature, winning several prizes and often writing letters in verse to Zola and to his classmates. He remained enamored of literature and poetry for his whole life, famously identifying himself with Frenhofer in Balzac's Le Chef-d'Ã…?uvre inconnu: "Frenhofer, c'est moi!" He also encouraged young writers such as Joachim Gasquet, Léo Larguier, and Germain Nouveau.<br>

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        BRITISH WILD FLOWERS

      William Smith 1846 - 1st 1846. Very good condition with no wrapper. Contemporary three-quarters black calf, raised gilt tooled bands to spine and gilt title on burgundy title label. Marbled boards, endpapers and text block. 60 hand-coloured lithographs. xvi and 311 pages including index. Edges rubbed and lightly worn, corners a little bumped. Marbled sides scuffed. Joints sound. All plates present. Plate 59 is bound after plate 60. Plate 3 has plant name at foot pasted over with new imprint. A few scattered foxspots but generally a nice, tight copy. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album mit 296 einmontierten Postkarten. Verschiedene Orte.

      1846. Meist 8vo, einige jedoch (teils mehrfach) gefaltet und i. F. gr.-8vo. Zudem sieben Originalphotographien und zwei einmontierte Aquarelle. Lederband der Zeit mit Deckel- und Rückenprägung. Quer-Folio. Postkartenalbum aus dem Besitz von Ludwig Fürst zu Wittgenstein und dessen Gattin Valerie. Die zumeist an die zwei genannten gerichteten Karten stammen mehrheitlich von ungarischen und sonstigen Verwandten sowie von dem späteren Generalfeldmarschall Karl Wilhelm Paul von Bülow (1846-1921) und der Pianistin Gisela von Ehrenstein (1859-1932). Zahlreiche Karten stammen aus der Hand von Ludwigs und Valeries Sohn, dem späteren königl.-ungarischen Ernährungsminister Ludwig (Lajos) Aladar Fürst zu Windisch-Graetz (1882-1968), der 1925 maßgeblich an der berüchtigten ungarischen Geldwäscheraffäre beteiligt war, in deren Rahmen sich einige Honoritäten um Windisch-Graetz als einen der Köpfe der Irredenta-Bewegung sammelten und Frankreich durch gefälschte französische Francs "heimzahlen" wollten, daß durch die Verträge von Trianon Ungarn mehr als zwei Drittel seines Territoriums und über die Hälfte seiner Einwohner an Rumänien, die Tschechoslowakei, Jugoslawien und Österreich verloren hatte. - Die Karten stammen u. a. aus Backa Topola, Bad Gastein, Bad Reichenhall, Baden bei Wien, Bleder See (auch Veldeser See) mit Schloss Windisch-Graetz, Bozen, Breslau, Brioni, Brixen, Budapest, Cannes, Düsseldorf, Ebergassing, Friesach, Grein, Hallein, Kietrz (deutsch Katscher), Krakau, Landro (Tirol), Lemberg, Liezen, Lovrana, Marienbad, Menton, Monaco, Mošovce, München, Neisse, Nizza, Paris, Ratibor, Rom, Salzburg, San Remo, Schloß Hollenegg (Steiermark), Sylt, Trencsin, Truskawez, Lovran, Üdvözlet Makóról, Vahrn bei Brixen, Venedig und Wien. Zwei weitere Karten stammen von dem Frontabschnitt beim Steinfelder Lager in Pottendorf bei Wien, das im Vorfeld des Russisch-Japanischen Krieges, der ein halbes Jahr später, im Februar 1904/05, ausbrechen sollte, errichtet worden war. Von hier berichtet der dort sationierte, die Greuel des Krieges nicht vorausahnende Windisch-Graetz treuherzig an seiner Mutter: "Gestern in Baden gewesen[,] habe Gfin. Stolberg [...] gesehen, welche Dir sehr viel schönes sagen läßt. Tausend Dank für Deine gnädige Karte. Bin sehr wohl Mutter jetzt allerdings glühend heiß auch die Nächte sind drückend [...]".

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        Système des contradictions économiques, ou philosophie de la misère.

      Paris chez Guillaumin et Cie. 1846 2 vol. in-8 de (4)-XLIII-435-(1) pp. ; (4)-531-(1) pp., demi-veau brun, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure à l'imitation). Edition originale de l'oeuvre majeure de Proudhon. Karl Marx a réagi vivement et sévèrement à cet écrit en publiant dès 1847 sa fameuse réponse : Misère de la philosophie. Très bon exemplaire. Kress, C69440 : Nettlau, 18 ; Goldsmiths, 34909.

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        Monographie de la Pomme de Terre envisagée dans ses rapports agricoles scientifiques et industriels et compre- nant l'histoire générale de la maladie des pommes de terre en1845

      In 8 plein veau glacé lie de vin,dos à quatre nerfs, titre,fers,filets,roulette dorés.filet à froid;Plaque à froid sur les plats, grecque à froid et double filet doré en encadrement,roulette dorée sur coupe. Faux-titre,titre,VI,306 pages,1 feuillet ouvrages du même auteur Une lithographies en couleurs,hors-texte dépliante de Mermoz,tranches dorées, Germer Baillières 1846.édition originale rare.une trace de colle en marge inférieure de la page 111 légères rousseurs éparses sinon superbe exemplaire,belle et élégante reliure romantique;très rare dans cette condition,boîte étui postérieur.

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        Lettres... sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux sciences morales et politiques

      Bruxelles, M. Hayez, 1846. Un volume grd in-8° ; (6), IV, 450 pp. ; demi veau bleu d'époque, papiers marbrés, dos à décors doré et à froid et titre à l'or, habiles restaurations aux coins et coiffes, papier décoratif à l'intérieur des plats, propre et frai, très bon exemplaire Rarissime édition originale. Quetelet (1796-1874) est célèbre pour sa participation aux statistiques. A partir de 1836, il dirigea les études de mathématiques des princes de Saxe-Cobourg et Gotha. Lorsque les princes quittèrent la Belgique, les leçons continuèrent par correspondance. Cet ouvrage est la réunion des lettres de Quetelet et son deuxième ouvrage le plus important sur les statistiques morales. "Sa conviction que l'étude scientifique de la vie sociale doit être basée sur l'application des méthodes quantitatives et des techniques mathématiques anticipait ce qui est devenu le principe directeur de la recherche sociale moderne" (IESS). Goldsmiths 34532, Einaudi 4596, Menger c. 632, IESS pp. 247-257.

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        Boulevards de Paris.

      Paris, L'Illustration, [1846]. Panorama de 29 cm sur 5 m environ, en 5 feuilles jointes, enroulé autour d'un tube en carton, et protégé par une couverture en percaline noire avec le titre doré dans un encadrement de style rocaille. Grand panorama déroulant publié par le journal L'Illustration, montrant les boulevards de Paris, de la place de la Concorde à la place de la Bastille, prenant en enfilade les boulevards de la rive droite (Madeleine, Capucins, Italiens, Montmartre, Poissonnière, Bonne-Nouvelle, Saint-Denis, Saint-Martin, Temple, Filles-du-Calvaire, et Beaumarchais) et figurant les façades des théâtres, des monuments, et des immeubles des deux côtés de la chaussée ; les noms des rues transversales sont indiqués en bas de chaque demi panorama. Le panorama est complété par une vue de la place de la Concorde au début, et de la place de la Bastille à la fin. Quelques piqûres, percaline couvrant le rouleau frottée et écornée. (voir détails en photo)

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        A History of Greece, the landmark 12-volume edition, with noteworthy provenance

      London: John Murray, 1846. First and later editions. Hardcover. This is a full, twelve volume set of Grote?s masterwork, a mixed edition set published between 1846 and 1856, uniformly bound in elaborate 19th century polished calf, with raised spine bands, tooled compartments, red title and black author/volume labels, double gilt and blind rule cover borders, tooled turn-ins, hand-marbled endpapers and marbled page edges. This set belonged to John Strange ?Jack? Spencer Churchill (1880-1947), brother of British Prime Minister Winston Spencer Churchill (1874-1965). Jack?s distinctive bookplate is affixed on each front pastedown, over the bookplate of Sir Charles Jasper Selwyn (1813-1869), British lawyer, judge, and Member of Parliament who served as Lord Justice of Appeal and Privy Counsellor. Vols. I (1846), III (1847), IV (1847), and XIII (1856) are first editions. Vols. IX (1856), X (1856) and XI (1856) state ?Second Edition? on the title pages. Vols. II (1851), V (1854), VI (1854), and VIII (1855) state ?Third Edition? on the title pages. All twelve volumes feature exceptionally clean and bright contents with trivial spotting confined to preliminary leaves. All twelve bindings are well worn, seven with bindings intact, five (Vols. I, VIII, X, XI, and XIII) with detached front covers or spines. Given the exceptional contents and provenance, this set calls for either repair and re-backing, or full rebinding. We can recommend a suitably skilled binder. Jack Churchill and his famous older brother were close. Jack served in the South African Light Horse alongside his war correspondent brother in the Boer War between 1899 and 1900 and later fought with distinction in the First World War. Reaching the rank of Major, he was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Légion d'Honneur, as well as the British Distinguished Service Order. Jack became a successful businessman in London. During the Second World War, when Jack's house was destroyed in the Blitz, he lived at 10 Downing Street. Jack would die of heart disease in 1947 - a blow to Winston. It is not a stretch to imagine this particular set residing at 10 Downing Street with Jack and Winston during the war years. A History of Greece is the remarkable and renowned work of George Grote (1794-1871), an English historian and political thinker. A banker by family trade, Grote nonetheless ?made time to pursue his true calling ? study and scholarship? and became impressively self-taught, not only in the literature of Greece and Rome, but in philosophy, political economy, and several languages. (ODNB) Grote?s more contemporary interests inclined to political radicalism and reasoned atheism and he authored works on both parliamentary reform and the social impacts of religion. Nonetheless, classical history and philosophy were his lodestones. Grote began A History of Greece in 1823. A decade in Parliament (1832-1841) with dwindling prospects for the radical reforms he advocated led Grote to abandon both politics and banking, enabling publication of his acclaimed and influential History in twelve volumes between 1846 and 1856. ?It was used at English universities, went through several editions, and became the standard work in English for the next half century; it was also translated into German and French.? (ODNB) Grote?s historical analysis begins with the early eighth century BC and continues until the period of Macedonian domination in the late fourth century BC. Although Grote described all Greek communities, Grote reserves particular attention for fifth century BC Athens. Despite conspicuous praise for Athenian democracy, ?The value of the History arises from Grote?s mastery of ancient sources and his skeptical approach to claims not sustained by evidence.? Moreover, Grote?s writing style enhances his scholarship: ?While it is difficult to be lively throughout twelve volumes, there are many passages that reflect the author?s enthusiasms and moral seriousness, and the work is always clear and never dull.? (ODNB)

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        Three autograph letters signed "Peppina Verdi" to Giuditta [Ricordi] regarding Verdi's Otello

      Giuseppina Strepponi, who became Verdi's companion in 1846 and his second wife in 1859, was a gifted soprano in her own right. Donizetti wrote his Adelia (1841) for her, and she created Abigaille in Verdi's Nabucco (1842). She retired from the stage in 1846. She was described as having a "?limpid, penetrating, smooth voice, seemly action, a lovely figure; and to Nature's liberal endowments she adds an excellent technique'; her ?deep inner feeling' was also praised." Julian Budden in Grove Music Online. Giuditta Ricordi was the wife of Verdi's music publisher, Giulio Ricordi (1840-1912). "From 1879 until 1887, Giulio Ricordi worked tirelessly to bring about Verdi's composition of Otello, arguably his greatest masterpiece. The annual Christmas cakes presented to the Verdis from 1881 on were designed to keep the 'chocolate project' in the forefront of the composer's mind." Sotheby's catalogue, December 6, 1996. In the nineteenth century the noun "chocolate" was also used to describe men of African descent. For further explanation of the racial and cultural connotations of the word, see Naomi Andre: "From Otello to Porgy: Blackness, Masculinity, and Morality in Opera," in Blackness in Opera, pp. 12-13. Otello was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on February 5, 1887. The Paris première of the opera, which Strepponi mentions, took place on October 12, 1894.. - 3 pp. Octavo. Dated Genoa, December 25, 1882. On stationery with Strepponi's monogram embossed at head. In Italian (with translation). Strepponi discusses family matters, and, most intriguingly, her husband's unfinished opera, Otello. She mentions the third pregnancy of [Filomena?] Maria [Cristina Verdi?] and the ill health of Ricordi's mother. Finally, she thanks Ricordi for a Christmas panettone, upon which a chocolate half-figure of Otello is mounted. "... Last night we received a wonderful panettone with a half-grown Otello!.. Poor thing! He's still in the limbo of the Holy Fathers!.. I thank you for my portion of panettone that I will eat! I believe that Verdi will write about the rest... " Slightly worn and foxed; creased at folds and with several short tears; slightly lacking at blank upper edge of central fold, with no loss to text. - 2 pp. Small quarto (ca. 90 x 116 mm.). Dated Genoa, April 23, 1888. On cardstock with Strepponi's decorative monogram embossed at head. In Italian (with translation). Strepponi writes of the "grumbling" weather, which has not adversely affected her health, and Verdi's wish to leave Genoa. She and her family will soon leave for the "poetic beaches" of St. Agata. She thanks Giuditta for "the cordial reception and continuous kindness we always find in Milan in the Casa Ricordi." "The Milanese sun accompanied us to the mountains, only to make room for clouds in Genoa. Verdi, in spite of the grumbling weather, wanted to leave right away Thursday morning, and the rain blessed Genoa and St. Agata for two days!... We are covering up all furniture and I think we will leave for the poetic beaches of St. Agata as soon as the illustrious Greis comes back to us. The apartment in Genoa is a huge mess; that's why I'm writing to you so little... " Very slightly worn. - 2 pp. Small oblong octavo (ca. 59 x 114 mm.). Dated Paris, October 15, [18]94. On visiting card with "Giuseppina Verdi" printed to recto. In Italian (with translation). Strepponi writes about the first Paris production of Otello, in which tenor Alberto Saleza almost strangled soprano Rose Caron. She hopes Ricordi, who has escaped to the country, will be able to rest. If her husband comes to Milan, she may "embrace" her good friend in person. "... As you know, Otello went really well, but he made one of his bungles: he almost strangled Desdemona with his jealousy and today Madame Caron is in bed. For the second performance she will be replaced by Bosmann!!! Mah!!!" Slightly worn.

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

      First edition, second printing. London, printed and published for the author, by Bradbury and Evans, 90, Fleet Street, and Whitefriars, 1846. (8), 174, (2) pp. + 1 engraved frontispiece and 1 engraved title-leaf. Illustrated. Publisher's decorated and blindstamped red cloth with gilt edges. Boards with some faint, trifle soiling. Spine just slightly slanted, spine ends and corners just slightly bumped, the cloth of the front joint with ca 2 cm tear, binding still firm. A couple of pages with some slight foxing, interior else fine. A well-kept copy of what supposedly is the second printing of Dickens' third Christmas book. With the advertisement at the rear announcing a "New edition of Oliver Twist", followed by three lines in italics. Supposedly the second printing of the first edition of Dickens' third Christmas book.

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        Istoria del tremuoto che ha devastato i paesi della Costa Toscana il dì 14 Agosto 1846? Pisa, R. Vannucchi, 1846. (Bound with:) Idem. Poche parole sul tremuoto che ha desolato i paesi della Costa Toscana? Pisa, R. Vannucchi, 1846. (Bound with:) Tabani, Giuseppe Del terremoto accaduto in Toscana il 14 Agosto 1846. Narrazione storica? Pisa, Tipografia Nistri, 1846. (Bound with:) Tellini, Cesare. Relazioni storiche dei danni cagionati dal tremuoto nel dì 14 Agosto 1846. nelle colline pisane e nelle città di Livorno, Pisa e Volterra? Livorno, F. and G. Meucci, 1846. (Bound with:) Calamai, Luigi Osservazioni? su gli effetti prodotti dal terremoto dato in Toscana nell?Agosto 1846. Florence, Stamperia sulle Logge del Grano, 1846. (Bound with:) Rossini, Luigi Replica? alle parole del P. Luigi Calamai intorno al terremoto delle colline pisane e livornesi. Florence, Tipografia Pezzati, 1846

      Tipografia Pezzati, 1846. Six works bound in one (210x127 mm; 199x111 mm the fourth work bound). I. 226 (including half title), [2] pp. One chromolithographic plate; one folding table, showing the meteorological observations related to August 1846. A small stain to the lower blank margin of p. 189. II. 22, [1] pp. On title the words ?Sul tremuoto? are curiously printed with ?earthquaked? types. Slightly spotting to title. III. 78 pp. Light waterstain to outer margin of the first leaves, slightly finger-soiling and spotting, a small stain on title, a few tiny holes at the lower blank margin of the first eight leaves. IV. 20, [1] pp. V. 22, [1] pp. VI. 14 pp. Slightly, marginal spotting, a few pencilled marks. Late 19th-century half percaline, over marbled boards. Smooth spine, title in gilt. Pastedowns and endpapers renewed. An excellent volume. Collection, bound in one volume, of the main accounts and reports written on the occasion of the earthquake occurred on 14 August 1846 in the coastal area of Tuscany

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        POEMS BY CURRER, ELLIS, AND ACTON BELL.

      8vo 4.5 x 7 inches. Second issue, with the cancel title-page, and errata-slip, pp.[iv] + 165 + [1] + [1] publisher's advertisements. Original vertical fine-ribbed olive green cloth by Westleys (Carter's 'B' binding), with ticket, sides with blind stamped border and central lyre ornament, cream chalked endpapers with pencil ownership inscription dated May 22 1857.In May 1846 Aylott and Jones published 'Poems' in an edition of 1,000 copies. In June 1847 Charlotte Brontë wrote 'In the space of a year, our publisher has disposed of but two copies' (Hayward). After distribution of the work amongst reviewers and acquaintances of the Brontë family, there were 961 copies left which were transferred to Smith, Elder and Company, who, after the success of 'Jane Eyre', reissued the book in 1848 with a cancel title-page, retaining the original date. Carter notes 'It is extremely rare'

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        Grand Tour Diary for 1846-47.

      1846-47. Octavo (217 x 136 mm), 122 pp. Contemporary brown roan spine, dark purplish-brown morocco-grain cloth sides (with the Parisian stationer's ticket of Hippolyte Jeanbin). Manuscript, with later elucidations almost certainly by the author. Spine a little worn at foot, binding rubbed at extremities, internally clean; generally in very good condition. An entertaining Grand Tour manuscript diary, chatty and discursive. The 21-year old Nelson sets out on 12 November 1846 and his journal opens in breezy style: on page one he takes the train from London to Dover and then crosses by packet to Calais in the company of "an agreeable Englishman who I found to be a government agent". In Paris he would have purchased his notebook, at the premises of the fashionable stationer Hippolyte Jeanbin, situated at number 2 place Vendome ("au coin de la rue St. Honoré"). Naturally, he takes in Notre Dame and in the evening of that day - "having seen Ld Brougham in the Cafe" - he goes to dine and is "very curiously detained after dinner by a joke of a very amusing character. These were 3 Americans sitting near me one of whom, a very clever, & well informed man had a bottle of Champagne, & for his amusement shot the cork from the bottle at an elderly gentleman that was passing the other side of the table. Curious enough the gentleman stopped, & said his name was Partridge". He fills the days with visits to the Louvre and various churches and in the evening dines at the table d'hôte. He then leaves for Chalons ("very heavy and filthy roads, & very bad horses") before taking a steam boat to Lyons. Then Arles to Marseilles and boat ("a bad one") to Genoa. Next is Lucca and Florence (including the Boboli Gardens with a "sharp frost" on the ground). He arrives in Rome on Christmas Eve ("a grand procession of the Pope"), but on Christmas Day morning is "not very well" but nevertheless hears a "very fine vespers" at Santa Maria Maggiore. A few days later he visits "some of the finest sculptors studios in Rome... and a very fine maker of cameos". The following day he and two friends take a trip out to the Neoclassical Villa Torlonia where he finds the gardens "very cocknified". Nelson attends at least two balls (one at the French ambassador's where Lord Walpole introduces him to Count Pellegrino Rossi). There is much walking, riding and driving in the Borghese Gardens and looking at pictures and churches before finally leaving the Eternal City on the morning of 8th April 1847 "with much regret". Two days later he is in Naples "which much struck me on entering from its fine & animated appearance after leaving Rome where one looks more for grandeur & silence amongst the ancient Ruins". Next day he is off to Pompeii for the first of several excursions to the site. In the Bay of Naples he witnesses fisherman bringing in a catch of "swordfish & several small tunny fish, which are very curious-looking animals". One evening Vesuvius "vomited forth to peak advantage appearing like a grand display of fireworks with streams of lava running down the sides". At the Museo Borbonico he makes a reference to his illustrious forebear Lord Nelson, when discussing the equestrian statue of Balbus: "which formerly stood at Portice [Portici] & when Ld Nelson bombarded the French who had possession of Portice a cannon shot struck off the head of the horse which was afterwards restored by Canova". He then heads for home via Florence (where there is time for "strawberry ices" in the Parco delle Cascine). Bologna and Ferrara follow (where he goes to the "opera of Nebuchadnessar" - Verdi's "Nabuco", first performed at La Scala, Milan, in 1842). The diary concludes at Lucerne where, naturally, he is much taken with the scenery but also goes to see the "famous sculptured lion" designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen. A listing in the back gives a very useful itinerary, naming hotels accompanied by the occasional thumbnail detail ("bad cook", "2nd rate", "good beds", "nothing particular") and includes the Brunswick Hotel at Blackwall (a very fashionable spot in its day, noted for its excellent cuisine). John Horatio Nelson (1825-1917) was the second son of Thomas Bolton (who changed his name to Nelson on becoming 2nd earl and was nephew to Lord Nelson) and younger brother of Horatio, 3rd Earl Nelson. Born at Brickworth House, Whiteparish, Wiltshire he was educated at Eton and Harrow, and Trinity College, Cambridge. Like many a younger son he then took holy orders and was curate (successively vicar and rector) of a number of livings in Sussex, Berkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Wiltshire. As the increase in large scale rail travel opened up Europe to more and more people it sounded the death knell for the exclusive kudos of the Grand Tour - this diary is a delightful example from the years of its lingering twilight.

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        Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane par Le Sage illustrée par Jean Gigoux - Lazarille de Tormès traduit par viardot, illustré par Meissonier.

      P., J.-J. Dubochet, Le Chevalier et Cie, éditeurs, 1846, 1 vol. in-4 (273 x 178) relié 1/2 chagrin prune, dos à 4 faux-nerfs richement orné de fleurons dorés, plats de percaline prune avec encadrements à froids, tranches dorées, de (1) f. bl. - (3) ff. - LV - 630 pp. - (1) f. bl. Coins reteintés, rousseurs assez prononcées, bel exemplaire. Ce livre a été offert par Alfred de Vigny à Augusta Holmès, sa filleule et très certaine sa fille naturelle, le jour de ses 14 ans. Il possède un somptueux ex-dono manuscrit en première page blanche "Ce livre appartient / à Augusta-Maria / -Anna Holmes / très vénérable dame / agée aujourd'hui / de quatorze hivers. / Alfred de Vigny / 16 décembre 1861 / Paris". "Augusta Mary Anne Holmès, née Holmes le 16 décembre 1847 à Paris et morte le 28 janvier 1903 dans la même ville, est une compositrice française d'origine britannique et irlandaise. En 1873, elle prend la nationalité française et ajoute un accent à son nom de famille. Fille de Charles Holmes, (1797-1869), officier irlandais en demi-solde d'avril 1817 à 1868, et de Tryphina Shearer (1811-1858), mariés en 1827, Augusta Holmès est la filleule d'Alfred de Vigny (qui est peut-être également son père naturel). En 1855, la famille Holmes s'installe à Versailles" (Source Wikipédia).

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        L'art de devenir Député et même Ministre, par un Oisif qui n'est ni l'un ni l'autre [ Edition originale - Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque demi-basane rouge, Chez Dauvin et Fontaine, Paris, 1846, 2 ff., 393 pp. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, enrichi d'une belle dédicace de l'auteur : "A Monsieur A. Jouve rédacteur gérant du Courrier de Lyon hommage de l'auteur. Tous les journaux de Paris, notamment le Journal des Débats dans son n° du 6 janv. et quelques feuilles du Dépt. ayant rendu compte de ce livre, l'auteur espère que Monsieur A. Jouve voudra bien également donner quelques extraits dans son journal". Etat très satisfaisant (dos très lég. frotté, mouill. intérieures en tête et queue).

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        Trieste, Piano topografico della Città Porto-franco e circondario Trieste dedicate al Lloydt austriaco dal disegnatore Gustavo Eckhardt nell'anno (1846).

      Incisione in rame al tratto, mm 1265x940, eseguita da C. Kunz, finemente colorata d'epoca, montata su tela e divisa in 32 sezioni. Stato di conservazione ottimale eccetto per le due sezioni in alto a destra che presentano alcuni restauri. Il nostro esemplare è privo di data, mentre alla biblioteca nazionale isontina risulta un esemplare datato 1846, per cui sembrano esistere due stati della pianta (con e senza data). Molto rara. Manca a De Farolfi, Catalogo delle stampe triestine dal XVII al XIX secolo.

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        Histoire de Saint Rémi, précédée d'une introduction et suivie d'un aperçu historique sur la ville et l'église de Reims. ATLAS.

      Paris et Lyon, Librairie catholique de Perisse frères, 1846. In-folio, 11 pl., serpentes de papier de soie, couverture jaune imprimée conservée (reliure abîmée : la moitié du dos manque). Ex-libris (gravés) : Givelet, Henri Jadart ; ex-libris (tampon humide) : E. Saubinet aîné. Mention manuscrite sur la première garde : "Bibliothèque de Reims. Collection Saubinet-Givelet. Entrée en 1903. Exemplaire en double repris par les héritiers de M. Charles Givelet et attribué, sur leur demande, à M. et Mme Henri Jadart. Reims, Août 1903". Album seul, complet de ses 11 superbes planches gravées entièrement rehaussées à l'aquarelle. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        Book of Nonsense, A

      1846. first edition. There was an old Derry down Derry,Who loved to see little folks merry:So he made them a Book,And with laughter they shook,At the fun of that Derry down Derry!"LEAR, Edward. A Book of Nonsense by Derry Down Derry. London: Thos. McLean, 1846. First edition. Two volumes bound in one. Small quarto (5 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches; 142 x 209 mm.). Two title-pages and seventy-two lithographed plates drawn by Edward Lear. First title-leaf very slightly worn at edges but with imprint complete. Mild to moderate foxing and staining throughout but far less than is usually seen. Overall an amazing copy of this cornerstone of children's literature.Contemporary half red hard-grain morocco over marbled boards ruled in gilt. Spine with four raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, matching marbled end-papers, all edges gilt. Expertly re-backed with the original spine laid-down. Armorial bookplate of Thomas William Tatton of Wythenshawe Hall, near Northendon, Cheshire, on front paste-down. Housed in a custom made, full maroon straight-grain morocco clamshell case, decoratively tooled in gilt.Exceptionally rare first edition in a mid 1840s binding of this high-spot in Children's Literature, of which very rarely do any copies appear on the market for sale. This copy was unknown when surviving first editions were recorded for Nonsensus (1988) which sites just eleven complete copies and twelve incomplete, more than half preserved in institutional libraries. In this, the original first edition of A Book of Nonsense, "Lear has hand-drawn all of the illustrations and lettered each verse caption on lithographic stone, only the [two] title-page vignette[s] (type-set) and three others (Wrecken, Cadiz and Kildaire) are written out in the familiar 5-line format and set in capitals; all the others are captioned in 3 elongated lines (they became 5 lines in the 1855 second edition). This [first edition] contains the three limericks which were later suppressed: Compton, Kildaire, and New York. (Justin Schiller. Edward Lear. Catalogue 48 (1996))."Lear did not invent the limerick, a verse-form whose origins are lost in the mists of folklore. The earliest published limericks had appeared in The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women? Exhibiting Their Principal Eccentricities and Amusements (London: J. Harris, (1820) and two companion volumes, Anecdotes and Adventures of Fifteen Gentlemen and A Peep at the Geography of Europe (both London: E. Marshall, ca 1821-24). There is no evidence that Lear knew either the first or third works cited, though a limerick in the former recounts an old woman named Towl who went to sea with her owl which in the hand-coloured engraving has them in a pea-green boat not dissimilar to the "Owl and Pussycat". The second work sandwiched between them (Anecdotes and Adventures of Fifteen Gentlemen) Lear knew, and amplifies two of its limericks with his own nonsense drawings in the earliest of his recorded manuscripts?He [Lear] tells us that "in days when much of my time was passed in a country house, where children and mirth abounded, the lines beginning 'There was an Old Man of Tobago,' were suggested to me by a valued friend, as a form of verse lending itself to limitless variety for Rhymes and Pictures; and thenceforth the greater part of the original drawings and verses for the first Book of Nonsense were struck off with a pen, no assistance ever having been given me in any way but that of uproarious delight and welcome at the appearance of every new absurdity."The country house was Knowlsley near Liverpool, home of the Earls of Derby, where Lear was working as a natural history illustrator making drawings of the birds and animals in the menagerie which had been built up by Lord Stanley, later the 13th Earl. The atmosphere of jollity centred around the 12th Earl, of whom a contemporary wrote: "Dear old man! his joyous temperament, and his love of society and good cheer made his guests as happy and merry as himself. He constantly bantered the young ladies on their good looks, and about their lovers, which, though not always in the refined taste of modern times, so evidently proceeded from a natural gaieté de coeur and kindness, that no one could possibly have been offended."It was against the deadlier aspects of those refined tastes that Lear rebelled with his limericks, for he wrote from Knowlsley: "The uniform apathetic tone assumed by lofty society irks me dreadfully; nothing I long for half so much as to giggle heartily and to hop on one leg down the great gallery -- but I dare not." Instead, as Lord Derby's Fool, he could up-end the stultifying conventions which grew from the langour of refinement, and engage instead in his own personal Saturnalia as he shared with the many children of the household the sheer joy of being alive. It was of course a vicarious abandon in which he indulged. He did not himself spin on his nose and his chin (unlike the Old Man of the West) nor go in one prance from Turkey to France (as did the Old Man of Coblenz). Instead he created a world in which his absurd Old Men and Young Ladies could do the clownish tumbling for any child who might find itself stifled by propriety. Here the grownups indulge in unseemly and unfashionable excess; they are immense and immoderate, strange and impulsive in what they do and eat and wear. Perhaps part of their charm for the Victorian child was that, despite their incongruity, the limericks revealed fundamental truths which were lacking in the improving literature of the time. Lear's characters do not seek to deceive; instead they share with children the reality of the human characteristics they display: carelessness, greed, despair, generosity, humour. Nowadays it is perhaps difficult for us to realise the impact such robust and genial folly had upon children of the nineteenth century." (Vivien Noakes. Nonsensus, introduction).Most copies of the first edition of A Book of Nonsense seem to have been read to pieces. Even those that survive are usually in deplorable condition" (Gordon Ray)."Why are these verses called limericks? No one really knows, though scholars continue to form hypotheses, both related and unrelated to the County of Limerick in Ireland. The first edition of A Book of Nonsense? is a book of the very greatest rarity. Some scholars feel that its bibliographical complexities are almost as mysterious as the origins of the limerick." (Pierpont Morgan Library)."The title of Lear's first book for children A Book of Nonsense, was a small stroke of genius, for it showed the children of 1846 -- the year of its original publication -- that here was an author who considered it his business solely to entertain them, and, plagued as they were by the inheritors of the Puritan mantle, such a reassurance compelled success." (Percy Muir. English Children's Books 1600 to 1900, pp. 134/135)."The nonsense literature of Lear has provided animals and things with a mad life of their own which in no way corresponds to the natural world. The child-reader is led away from reality into a world of fantasy." (Bettina Hürlimann. Three Centuries of Children's Books in Europe, p. 74).There Was An Old Derry Down Derry (First Title)1. There Was An Old Man Of Coblenz, The Length Of Whose Legs Was Immense2. There Was An Old Man Of Peru, Who Watched His Wife Making A Stew3. There Was An Old Man Of The Hague, Whose Ideas Were Excessively Vague4. There Was An Old Man Of Leghorn, The Smallest As Ever Was Born5. There Was A Young Lady Of Bute, Who Played On A Silver Gilt Flute6. There Was An Old Man Of Calcutta, Who Perpetually Ate Bread & Butter7. There Was An Old Person Of Chester, Whom Several Small Children Did Pester8. There Was A Young Lady Whose Eyes, Were Unique As To Colour And Size9. There Was An Old Man Of Kilkenny, Who Never Had More Than A Penny10. There Was An Old Man Of Kamschatka, Who Possessed A Remarkably Fat Cur11. There Was An Old Man Of Columbia, Who Was Thirsty, And Called Out For Some Beer12. There Was An Old Man Of Berlin, Whose Form Was Uncommonly Thin13. There Was An Old Person Of Tartary, Who Divided His Jugular Artery14. There Was An Old Man Of The Cape, Who Possessed A Large Barbary Ape15. There Was An Old Person Of Burton, Whose Answers Were Rather Uncertain16. There Was An Old Man Of Vienna, Who Lived Upon Tincture Of Senna17. There Was An Old Man Of The 'Abruzzi, So Blind That He Could?nt His Foot See18. There Was An Old Man Of Corfu, Who Never Knew What He Should Do19. There Was An Old Man Of Marseilles, Whose Daughters Wore Bottle-Green Veils20. There Was An Old Man Of Nepaul. From His Horse, Had A Terrible Fall21. There Was An Old Man Of The Isles, Whose Face Was Pervaded With Smiles22. There Was An Old Man Of Moldavia, Who Had The Most Curious Behaviour23. There Was An Old Man Of Vesuvius, Who Studied The Works Of Vetruvius24. There Was An Old Lady Of Tyre, Who Swept The Loud Chords Of A Lyre25. There Was An Old Person Of Rheims, Who Was Troubled With Horrible Dreams26. There Was A Young Lady Of Hull, Who Was Chased By A Virulent Bull27. There Was An Old Man Of Quebec, A Beetle Ran Over His Neck28. There Was An Old Person Of Gretna, Who Rushed Down The Crater Of Etna29. There Was An Old Person Of Prague, Who Was Suddenly Seized By The Plague30. There Was An Old Man Of The Dee, Who Was Sadly Annoyed By A Flea31. There Was An Old Man Of The West, Who Wore A Pale Plum-Coloured Vest32. There Was An Old Man Of Peru, Who Never Knew What He Should Do33. There Was A Young Lady Of Troy, Whom Several Large Flies Did Annoy34. There Was A Young Lady Of Clare, Who Was Sadly Pursued By A Bear35. There Was A Young Lady Of Norway, Who Casually Sat In A Doorway36. There Was A Young Lady Of Sweden, Who Went By The Slow Train To WeedonThere Was An Old Derry Down Derry (Second Title)37. There Was An Old Man Of The South, Who Had An Immoderate Mouth38. There Was An Old Person Of Ischia, Whose Conduct Grew Friskier And Friskier39. There Was A Young Lady Whose Nose, Was So Long That It Reached To Her Toes40. There Was An Old Man Of Madras, Who Rode On A Cream Coloured Ass41. There Was An Old Lady Whose Folly, Induced Her To Sit In A Holly42. There Was An Old Man Of The Coast, Who Placidly Sat On A Post43. There Was An Old Person Of Troy, Whose Drink Was Warm Brandy & Soy44. There Was An Old Person Of Buda, Whose Conduct Grew Ruder And Ruder45. There Was An Old Person Of Sparta, Who Had 25 Sons And One Daughter46. There Was An Old Sailor Of Compton, Whose Vessel A Rock It Once Bump?d On47. There Was An Old Man Of Apulia, Whose Conduct Was Very Peculiar48. There Was An Old Person Of Hurst, Who Drank When He Was Not Athirst49. There Was A Young Lady Of Turkey, Who Wept When The Weather When Murky50. There Was A Young Lady Of Dorking, Who Bought A Large Bonnet For Walking51. There Was An Old Person Of Rhodes, Who Strongly Objected To Toads52. There Was An Old Man Of Cape Horn, Who Wished He Had Never Been Born53. There Was An Old Man Of Jamaica, Who Suddenly Married A Quaker54. There Was An Old Man Of The West, Who Never Could Get Any Rest55. There Was An Old Man Of The East, Who Gave All His Children A Feast56. There Was A Young Lady of Poole, Whose Soup Was Excessively Cool57. There Was An Old Man Of Dundee, Who Frequented The Top Of A Tree58. There Was An Old Man Of New York, Who Murdered Himself With A Fork59. There Was An Old Man Of The North, Who Fell Into A Basin Of Broth60. There Was A Young Lady Of Wales, Who Caught A Large Fish Without Scales61. There Was An Old Man Of The Nile, Who Sharpened His Nails With A File62. There Was An Old Man Of Bohemia, Whose Daughter Was Christened Euphemia63. There Was An Old Man Of The Wrekin, Whose Shoes Made A Horrible Creaking64. There Was An Old Person Of Cheadle, Who Was Put In The Stocks By The Beadle65. There Was An Old Person Of Ems, Who Casually Fell In The Thames66. There Was A Young Lady Of Welling, Whose Praise All The World Was A Telling67. There Was An Old Lady Of Prague, Whose Language Was Horribly Vague68. There Was An Old Person Of Cadiz, Who Was Always Polite To All Ladies69. There Was A Young Lady Of Russia, Who Screamed So That No One Could Hush Her70. There Was A Young Lady Of Parma, Whose Conduct Grew Calmer & Calmer71. There Was A Young Girl Of Majorca, Whose Aunt Was A Very Fast Walker72. There Was An Old Man Of Kildare, Who Climbed Into A Very High ChairGrolier One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature. #32 (pp. 150/151); Gordon Ray. The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914. # 92 (pp. 59-60); Pierpont Morgan Library. Early Children's Books and their Illustrations. # 215 (p. 242); Percy Muir. English Children's Books 1600 to 1900, pp. 134/135.

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        The Life of Jesus, critically examined.... Translated from the fourth German edition. 3 vols. Tall 8vo.

      Half titles. Contemp. full brown calf, spines gilt in compartments, maroon & black leather labels; sl. rubbing to spine vol. III, the odd small mark, inner hinges strengthened with brown tape. With blind stamps and labels of Birkbeck College Library. A good-plus copy.Das Leben Jesu, kritisch bearbeitet, 1835-36. An English edition appeared in 1842-44, (London & Birmingham: Taylor & Henry Hetherington). George Eliot's translation, of which this is the first edition, & her first published work, superseded the earlier translation. It was started in 1843 by Elizabeth Rebecca Brabant, who, finding the task beyond her, transferred the commission to Eliot. The translation took the best part of two years, earning the translator a princely £20. Baker and Ross, A1.1.

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        View from under the Portico of the Temple of Edfou, Upper Egypt.

      F.B. Moon London -49 1846 - Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' Egypt and Nubia. Dimensions: Page size 60 x 44cm. Image size 35 x 50.8cm

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        Citadel of Jerusalem. April 19th 1841.

      London -49 1846 - Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'Holy Land'. Dimensions: 49 x 32.5 cm. David Roberts' magnificent images of Egypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenth century. Commencing in 1838, Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East where he produced numerous watercolours, the finest of which were selected for the publication. The lithographs were subsequently executed by Louis Haghe. In order to help fund the project, Roberts produced a deluxe subscription edition, from which this lithograph was taken. It is notable for being the only edition to have original hand-colouring, which would have been executed under the direction of the artist.

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        Istoria del tremuoto che ha devastato i paesi della Costa Toscana il dì 14 Agosto 1846? Pisa, R. Vannucchi, 1846. (Bound with:) Idem. Poche parole sul tremuoto che ha desolato i paesi della Costa Toscana? Pisa, R. Vannucchi, 1846. (Bound with:) Tabani, Giuseppe Del terremoto accaduto in Toscana il 14 Agosto 1846. Narrazione storica? Pisa, Tipografia Nistri, 1846. (Bound with:) Tellini, Cesare. Relazioni storiche dei danni cagionati dal tremuoto nel dì 14 Agosto 1846. nelle colline pisane e nelle città di Livorno, Pisa e Volterra? Livorno, F. and G. Meucci, 1846. (Bound with:) Calamai, Luigi Osservazioni? su gli effetti prodotti dal terremoto dato in Toscana nell?Agosto 1846. Florence, Stamperia sulle Logge del Grano, 1846. (Bound with:) Ros

      Florence, Tipografia Pezzati, 1846 - Six works bound in one (210x127 mm; 199x111 mm the fourth work bound). I. 226 (including half title), [2] pp. One chromolithographic plate; one folding table, showing the meteorological observations related to August 1846. A small stain to the lower blank margin of p. 189. II. 22, [1] pp. On title the words ?Sul tremuoto? are curiously printed with ?earthquaked? types. Slightly spotting to title. III. 78 pp. Light waterstain to outer margin of the first leaves, slightly finger-soiling and spotting, a small stain on title, a few tiny holes at the lower blank margin of the first eight leaves. IV. 20, [1] pp. V. 22, [1] pp. VI. 14 pp. Slightly, marginal spotting, a few pencilled marks. Late 19th-century half percaline, over marbled boards. Smooth spine, title in gilt. Pastedowns and endpapers renewed. An excellent volume. Collection, bound in one volume, of the main accounts and reports written on the occasion of the earthquake occurred on 14 August 1846 in the coastal area of Tuscany I. Baratta, p. 920; BSRI, p. 202, TC063. II. Baratta, p. 920; BSRI, p. 202, TC064; III. Baratta, p. 938; BSRI, TC070. IV. Baratta, p. 940; BSRI, TC071. V. Baratta, p. 864; BSRI, TC072. VI. Baratta, p. 931; BSRI, TC068. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A CIRCULAR OF THE HIGH COUNCIL. TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, AND TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

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

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        Une fille du régent. Comédie en cinq actes dont un prologue.

      Grand in-8 (263 x 173 mm), pleine percaline amande chinée à la Bradel, pièce de titre de veau havane en long, couverture imprimée conservée, 35 p., texte sur 2 colonnes, grande vignette gravée à mi-page, non rogné. Paris, Marchant éditeur au Magasin Théâtral, 1846. Edition originale illustrée dune vignette à mi-page représentant l'acte V, scène IX. Comédie en 5 actes représentée pour la première fois à Paris au Théâtre Français le 1er avril 1846. Comme Le Chevalier d'Harmenthal, la pièce se déroule sous la Régence, au moment de la conspiration de Cellamare. L'année précédente, Dumas avait publié un roman sous le même titre en 4 volumes.(Munro, p. 118. Vicaire, III, 370).Bel exemplaire, très frais, entièrement non rogné, avec ses couvertures vertes imprimées rarement conservées.

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        Diccionario geografico-historico de Espana. Tomo II Comprende La Rioja y algunos Pueblos de Burgos.

      - Diccionario Imprensa de los Sres. Viuda de Jordan e Hijos. Madrid. 1846. 27 cm. 348 p. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial. FC8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A ROUTE-BOOK, ADAPTED TO MITCHELL'S NATIONAL MAP OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC; COMPRISING TABLES OF THE PRINCIPAL RAIL-ROAD, STEAM-BOAT AND STAGE ROUTES, THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1846. - 46pp. plus large folding map, 25 x 34 1/4 inches, with full period color. 16mo. Original blindstamped and gilt purple morocco, with original clasp. Morocco a bit rubbed and edgeworn. One significant tear from the left edge where bound in, with no loss; several other noticeable separations along folds. The text is very clean. Very good, the map with brilliant contemporary color. In a half morocco box. Second edition, after the first of 1843, of this rare pocket map of North America, showing the United States west to Texas, Indian Territory, and Dakota Territory (i.e. 19° longitude west of Washington, D.C.). The map, J.H. Young's "Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic or the United States of North America," is revised and updated from the 1843 version, most notably by the addition of the newly created Territory of Iowa. The inset map of Texas is new to this 1846 edition and dates from the first year of statehood, still showing Texas with its Republic boundaries. The Oregon inset is also new and shows the Oregon border going north into Canada (before the 1846 treaty boundaries). There are also two population tables, and the text lists the major railroad, steamboat, and stage routes all the way west to Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri. The four insets are "Map of the North-Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842"; "Map of the Southern part of Florida"; "Map of Oregon Territory"; and "Map of the State of Texas." These four insets take the place of the thirty-two small inset maps of cities and towns from the 1843 version of the map. Rumsey lists only the wall map version of this 1846 map. OCLC locates eight copies of this important pocket map. RISTOW, p.310. OCLC 228693421, 8551053. RUMSEY 3796 (ref).

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        The vade-mecum of fly-fishing for trout : being a complete practical treatise on that branch of the art of angling ; with tables of flies, arranged on an entirely new plan

      London : Longman, Brown, and Company , 1846. Second Edition. Good copy in the original paper-labeled green boards. Spine bands and hinges somewhat worn and bumped. Uncommon in the original boards.

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        Illustrirte Zeitung. Wöchentliche Nachrichten über alle Ereignisse, Zustände und Persönlichkeiten der Gegenwart. sechster Band 1846 Monat Januar bis Juni und siebenter Band Juli bis Dezember.. über Tagesgeschichte, öffentliches und gesellschaftliches Leben, Handel, Gewerbe und Landwirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Kunst, Musik, Theater und Moden. Mit vielen in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen

      Verlag J.J. Weber Leipzig, 1846.. 420,420 Seiten, Fol., > 35 - 45 cm, gebunden, marmorierter privater Einband restauriert. Fester Buchblock, weißes Papier.(der siebente Band Einband restauriert. Die Illustrirte Zeitung erschien vom 1. Juli 1843 bis zum September 1944 im Verlag J. J. Weber in Leipzig. Verleger und Herausgeber war Johann Jacob Weber. Sechs Monate nach Erscheinen betrug die Auflage 7 500 Exemplare, drei Jahre nach ihrer Gründung stieg sie auf 11 000 Exemplare, die Rekordauflage lag bei etwa 100 000. Die Illustrirte Zeitung war von großer Bedeutung für die Entwicklung der modernen Schachkomposition in Deutschland, da die durch Karl Julius Simon Portius betriebene Schachspalte als damals einziges Organ des deutschen Schachlebens weithin beachtet wurde. [Quelle: Wikipedia] BR7F7 Versand D: 5,00 EUR illustrierte, Dezember, Siebter, 7 VII, Eisenbahn, Luftschifffahrt, Schach, Noten

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        Ras-il Abiad Coast of Syria.

      London -49 1846 - Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'Egypt'. Dimensions: 330 by 490mm. (13 by 19.25 inches). David Roberts' magnificent images of Egypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenth century. Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East commencing in 1838, and whilst there executed numerous watercolours from which the finest were selected for the publication; The lithographs were executed by Louis Haghe. In order to help fund the project, Roberts produced a deluxe subscription edition, from which this lithograph was taken, which is notable for being the only edition to have original hand-colour, which would have been executed under the direction of the artist. Abbey 272

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        Storia di Torino.

      Alessandro Fontana, 1846. Due volumi di cm 14 X 21, p. X - 531 e 773 con 2 carte ripiegate alla fine del secondo volumeche raffigurano le piante di Torino nel 164, nel 1680 e nel 1572.. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titolo in oro al dorso. Ottimo stato.

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        Baccanale dei gnocchi dell'anno 1846

      1846. Litografia, firmata "F. Penuti inventò e litografò" in basso a sinistra e "Litografia Guelmi in Verona" a destra; mm 368x560 immagine), mm 450x368 (compreso il testo di dedica e la legenda), colorata. Ben conservato e marginoso esemplare con qualche piega. Rara stampa di carattere popolare dedicata al carnevale veronese, dedicata al conte Orti Manara, podestà di Verona ristauratore della festa.In basso ai lati è inserita una legenda 1-31 esplicativa dei carri delle varie corporazioni e del corteo in generale. Al centro il carroccio dei veronesi ed una mascherata. La serie di stampe dedicate al Carnevale, fu ampliata annualmente a partire dal 1838 fino al 1847 con un nuovo soggetto. Poi si interruppe la tradizione, ripristinata per soli due anni (1858-1859) con la dedica a Ottavio di Canossa. (Girardi-Perini, pag. 93: A partire dal 1812 la festa del Venerdì Gnoccolare conosce un lento declino fino a quando nel 1838, viene nominato podestà di Verona Giovanni Girolamo Orti Manara, che ripristina il Carnevale, guadagnandosi per questo motivo l'appellativo di "Gnocco". Il corteo tradizionale subisce varie modifiche, trasformandosi in un corso di carri allegorici, allestiti dalle associazioni di mestiere, e di carri a commemorare episodi della storia di Verona, soprattutto medievale, forse su sollecitazione dello stesso Orti Manara, che aveva un vivo interesse per la storia). BIBLIOGRAFIA: Girardi-Perini, Antiche stampe di Verona dal Quattrocento al Novecento, pag. 94 (cita altre stampe della stessa serie); Sinistri-Perini, Verona nelle antiche stampe, scheda 346.

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