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         Autograph Note Signed 1907

      Russian composer (1844-1908) and teacher, Rimsky-Korsakov was a very important member of the famous group of composers called the Five. Autograph note signed by him, dated in Paris in May 1907, around a year before his death, with the letterhead from the hotel. In French, sold untranslated, size is 5.25 x 8.4 inches, in excellent condition. ALSO INCLUDED is a photo postcard with a nice portrait of the composer, in seated position, at older age, excellent condition - a nice item to frame next to this autograph note signed, if desired.

      [Bookseller: Tamino Autographs]
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         Le Voleur, gazette des journaux francais. Treizi?me année

      Komplett von 52 Nummern dieser Wochenschrift zusammengebunden (1. 1. - 25. 12. 1844), Rubrik Journal des modes in jeder ungeraden Nummer, mit 49 (von 52) kolorierten Tafeln mit Modenbildern OPBd. mit rotem goldgeprägten Rückenschild, 620 Seiten, 22 x 27,5 cm, Tafeln Nr. 16, 19 u. 20 fehlen, Deckel leicht abgeschürft, einige Seiten altersbedingt stockfleckig, Tafeln altersbedingt gebräunt, S. 618-620 stark braunfleckig, sonst innen schön erhalten, ohne weitere Beschädigungen, altersgemäß sehr guter Zustand.

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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         Poems. In two volumes.

      London: Edward Moxon, 1844 - 2 volumes, octavo (170 × 104 mm).Bound c.1905 by John Grabau in dark blue morocco gilt, spines divided in six compartments by raised bands, gilt lettered in two, others with flower tools, dated at foot, sides with gilt panels with floral cornerpieces, turn-ins ruled in gilt, blue patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut; original green cloth (Carter A) bound in at end. Housed in a custom blue morocco-backed solander box. Bookplates of Frank Henry Goodyear (1849–1907). A touch of rubbing to some extremities, free endpapers tanned at margins from turn-ins, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author of the collection that made Elizabeth Barrett's fame: "To Miss Heard, with the author's regards, August 1844". A superb association: Miss Heard was a friend and, in Browning's mind, a rival for the attentions of the blind classicist Hugh Stuart Boyd (1781–1848), to whom she was devoted in the earlier 1830s, very like Middlemarch's Dorothea to Casaubon. Browning confided to her diary her jealousy of all others who took up Boyd's time: "The society of that Miss Hurd [Heard] is as much valued as mine – as much! At least as much" (quoted in Forster, Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Biography, p. 57). The collection includes two poems inspired by Boyd: "The Mournful Mother (of the Dead Blind)" and another specifically addressed to Boyd, "Wine of Cyprus". On publication Boyd's first reaction was to deprecate the tight ABAB rhyme scheme of the latter poem. Browning quickly wrote to him on 13 August 1844 to defend her "double rhymes", adding, perhaps tartly: "I hope Miss Heard received her copy." After the death of his wife in 1834, Browning had continued to support Boyd, but "The Mournful Mother" suggests that she had transformed her early embarrassing infatuation into a safer, maternal concern for the blind scholar. In September 1846 she confided to Boyd, uniquely, her impending elopement with Robert Browning, who had initially been attracted to her by the verses in these volumes. The handsome binding was designed, executed and signed by John Grabau, a binder from 1902 to 1905 at Roycroft, and afterwards on his own account. Barnes A5; Hayward 239. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         La Bretagne

      Illustrée par MM. Hte Bellangé, Gigoux, Gudin, Isabey, Morel-Fatio, J. Noël, A. Rouargue, Saint-Germain, Fortin et Daubigny, 1 vol. grand in-8 reliure éditeur plein chagrin rouge, plats et dos orné de fers spéciaux (anges et blasons en dos, Bretagne trônant en plat), toutes tranches dorées, couvertures conservées, Ernest Bourdin, Paris, s.d. [ 1844 ], 4 ff., 628 pp. avec un titre frontispice, 19 figures hors texte gravées sur acier, 4 planches de blason et 8 planches de costumes coloriées, une carte de la Bretagne hors texte Bon exemplaire de premier tirage, bien complet des couvertures d'origine en couleurs, des 19 planches sur acier, des 8 planches de costumes coloriées, des 4 planches de blason et de la carte de Bretagne, dans la belle reliure d'éditeur ornée de fers spéciaux (un coin lég. frotté, rouss. variables et qq. planches brunies, bel exemplaire par ailleurs). Carteret, III, 521 ; Brivois, 211 ; Vicaire, IV, 541 Français

      [Bookseller: Librairie Du Cardinal]
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         Lettre autographe signée et paraphée adressée à Edouard Plouvier

      Letter autograph signed and initialed by Victor Hugo addressed to Edouard Plouvier. Address of the addressee, postal stamp dated April 24, 1844 and wax seal on the fourth page of the double page. Nine lines written in ink with a slender and slender handwriting on a double sheet bearing the cold stamp of the city of Bath.A small yellow spot under the signature, without infringing the text.Friendly letter from Victor Hugo to his "rare friend" Edouard Plouvier in which he invites him to dinner:"Will you my rare friend give us the pleasure and the honor of coming to supper the evening tomorrow Thursday, with us. This is perhaps the only way for us to see you. I press your hands. Victor Hugo. VH »Edouard Plouvier (1821-1876) was a prolific writer, creator of many soap operas, news, articles in the press.24 avril 1844 13x20,3cm 1 page sur un double feuillet

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1844. With Illustrations by Phiz. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind stamped decoration to covers, pale yellow endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page, 38 engraved plates by H. K. Browne. 14 pages of advertisements at rear. Bookseller's tickets to front pastedown, contemporary ownership inscription to title page. Spine slightly faded, joints split at foot with cloth slightly peeling, very light marking to covers, rear hinge slightly splitting but still firm, occasional light foxing to plates with slight offsets, open tear to final advertisement leaf affecting text. A very good copy. First edition, first issue, with the issue points listed by Smith. This copy has the transposed 100£ title plate, the traditional indicator of the first issue, although Hatton and Cleaver have contended that it does not indicate priority. With an auction slip from 1953 loosely inserted.

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         Chinese Street in Macao

      Macau 1844 - Watercolour, 370 x 274 mm; ink caption at centre below; original cropping marks and marginal annotations relating to subsequent publication; now in acid-free mount to original framing dimensions. An important original watercolour of Macau. This once formed part of a series of watercolours of the European enclaves on the South China coast in the mid-1840s. The series was described in full in the Hordern House catalogue Edward Ashworth, Artist & Architect (available online at www.hordern.com).Chinese Street in MacaoThis recently-discovered drawing appears very familiar, for the reason that it was one of the images to have been turned into a lithograph (Plate 5) for Ashworth's essay 'Chinese Architecture', first published in 1851 by the Architectural Publication Society. This explains the cropping marks and side instructions to the engraver and printer around its margins.The watercolour depicts a street of Chinese shops. Concerning the published version Ashworth writes rather brusquely in his essay of: 'A street in Macao, the Chinese part of the town. These shops are quite second rate. The foolish custom of constructing segment roofs to verandahs is here displayed to disadvantage'. Presumably he is referring to the roofs to the left, drainage - if left unprotected by an additional roof - being an obvious problem with their inward returns. If we are to believe the written evidence, it seems that Ashworth drew this scene more as a visual, moral lesson in bad design rather than for any painterly or romantic compulsion, though some ethnographic fascination with such an intimate Chinese setting must certainly have played a part.On this original drawing, at the lower right, Ashworth has scribbled in pencil: 'The effect of this is to be copie[d] with the colour of the other draw[ing]'. This could be a note to his lithographers Messrs. Day and Son, a reference to another street scene by Ashworth that would become Plate 4: 'Street Scene, Canton, near the Foreign Factories', since both exhibit an identical viewing angle and perspective. In addition, the eaves of the buildings along the Canton street display similar 'segment roofs' of the pattern Ashworth so despised in Macau.Edward AshworthEdward Ashworth was born near Exeter, Devon in 1814, and trained as an articled apprentice to Robert Cornish, architect to Exeter Cathedral. He then moved to London to work under another Exeter-born man, Charles Fowler, architect to the Duke of Bedford and a founder-member of the Institute of British Architects. Unhappy with the quality of his commissions, Ashworth decided to immigrate to New Zealand. Aged 28, he left England in May 1842 aboard the ship Tuscan, bound for Auckland. The trip included a brief stay in Melbourne, landing at Port Phillip in September 1842. Ashworth continued on to Auckland, arriving a month later in October. After failing to find work as an architect he accepted a position as tutor to the children of the first New Zealand Governor, William Hobson, recently deceased. Other tutoring posts soon came his way. During his two-year stay, Ashworth made numerous watercolours of Auckland and its street life including an expedition into the Waikato, now treasured views of the very first stages of colonial occupation. This was to become a habit, drawing and painting the landscapes and streetscapes of each place he visited. In 1843 he gave a lecture to the local Mechanics Institute on Greek architecture in which his drawings were widely admired for their 'exquisite' quality. By early 1844 he had decided to make his way back to England via a slow sojourn in China - presumably he had heard of the sudden flurry of building construction then underway in Hong Kong. Ashworth left Auckland in February 1844 arriving for the second time in Australia that same month, this time in Sydney, New South Wales. He spent three months in that city, again painting and drawing, before heading across to Hong Kong aboard the American ship Navigator by way of Bat [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With Illustrations by Phiz.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1844 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind stamped decoration to covers, pale yellow endpapers. Bookseller's tickets to front pastedown, contemporary ownership inscription to title page. Spine slightly faded, joints split at foot with cloth slightly peeling, very light marking to covers, rear hinge slightly splitting but still firm, occasional light foxing to plates with slight offsets, open tear to final advertisement leaf affecting text. A very good copy. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page, 38 engraved plates by H. K. Browne. 14 pages of advertisements at rear. First edition, first issue, with the issue points listed by Smith. This copy has the transposed 100£ title plate, the traditional indicator of the first issue, although Hatton and Cleaver have contended that it does not indicate priority. With an auction slip from 1953 loosely inserted. Smith I, 7; Hatton and Cleaver pp. 183-212. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Das Schloß und die Festung Rheinfels.

      St. Goar, Sassenroth, 1844. - Ein Beitrag zur rheinischen Geschichte. Mit 1 kolorierten Stahlstich, zusätzlich eingebunden ein kolorierter gefalteter Manuskript-Plan der Festung. 379 Seiten, schwarzer Lederband der Zeit mit Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt, 21,5 x 13,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben, innen papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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         Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedidtion, 2 vols.; Compromising a Description of a Tour Through Texas, and Across the Great Southwest Prairies the Camanche and Caygua Hunting Grounds, with an Account of the Suffering from Want of Food Losses from Hostile Indians and Final Capture of the Texans and Their March as Prisoners to the City of Mexico; With illustrations and a map

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1844. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes, complete. First edition, 1844. Cloth hardcovers with bright gilt title and gilt flourishe on the spines, 405 + 406 pp., illustrated (including a fold-out map in vol. 1), clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, old owner's signature in ink on the verso of the frontispiece of both volumes, foxing and age-toning to the pages and the page-edges, light wear to the inner hinges, minor creasing to the tips of some pages, some soiling or discoloration to the covers of the books, wear to the edges of the covers of both volumes including a bit of fraying or loss at the tips. Both books housed in protective mylar. Rare set.

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         The Ladies' Flower-Garden [comprising] Ornamental Annuals (1844); Ornamental Perennials (1850); Ornamental Bulbous Plants (1850); Ornamental Greenhouse Plants (1860) and British Wild Flowers (1859), in 5 volumes, complete

      London: William Smith or William S. Orr or James Nelson, -. Second and third edition 1844 - Pp. xviii, 272; xv, 341; x, 270; xii, 215; xvi, 311; 298 hand-colored lithographed plates after color paintings by Mrs. Loudon and lithography by Day and Haghe (collated complete). Contemporary one-half green morocco leather by George Bayntun over pale green cloth set off my gilt lines, spine with five raised bands, each band is set off by gilt panel lines, lettered in gilt in two compartments and with gilt ornaments in the other four compartments, top page edge in gilt, original marbled endpapers, 4to (11.75 x 8.75 inches; 290 x 225 mm). This is a complete set of Loudon's principal floral works in a very attractive contemporary one-half green morocco binding, all volumes are in the second or third edition. Here are each volume's details: Ornamental Annuals (1844), second edition, with 48 hand-colored plates; Ornamental Perennials (1850), second edition, with 90 hand-colored plates; Ornamental Bulbous Plants (1850), second edition, with 58 hand-colored plates; Ornamental Greenhouse Plants (1860), third edition with 42 hand-colored plates and British Wild Flowers (1859), third edition, with 60 hand-colored plates. Jane Loudon was a self-taught artist who became a very successful botanical artist. She invented a unique style where she depicts living flowers in the form of bouquets using bright colors; this style was quickly accepted by leading gardeners of the day. This unique artistic style was utilized in the production of the fine color plates illustrating her botanical works. Loudon also developed a unique writing style; she knew the horticultural books of the day were written in a technical and scientific style, so she adopted a more breezy style that made gardening a more accessible recreational activity especially for women. The botanical books she published became very successful and went through numerous editions. See also Nissen BBI 1253, 1237, 1235, 1233, 1236 and Great Flower Books (1990), p. 115. No ownership marks and no signs of use Some light foxing to the rear (blank) side of three plates, some marginal light foxing to a few other plates never affecting the images, two plates trimmed close to the image, the text and fine color plates are very bright and clean as is the fine one-half morocco binding by George Bayntun; a very bright and clean copy in near fine condition.

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         Henry Clay

      , March 14, 1844. March 14, 1844. Wonderful autographed letter signed by C. Mercer to Joseph Gales in Washington regarding Clay's second campaign for president. This is a length letter describing Clay's campaign trip through the Georgia and South as the Whig candidate for President against the democrat James. K. Polk. The letter reads in part: "After spending from 12 o'clock on Monday till this morning in Columbus, Mr. Clay left us to prosecute his long intended journey to Raleigh [?] He has some business to transact in Savanna, as I understand, and will visit Milledgeville, Macon, and Augusta before he leaves our state. His reception hitherto, at Mobile and all the towns and prosperous neighborhoods on his way thence to the frontier of Georgia has been one civic triumph. In Mobile, in [?] Montgomery and in Muscogee all parties combined to due him honor . . . He has resisted the efforts of his Whig friends to bring him out on any of the topics which now agitate the country . . . This now very confidentially received by many of the Whigs or Alabama that their state will vote for Mr. Clay . . . " Despite the evidence of popular support, Clay lost the election by a narrow margin to James K. Polk. This second failed bid for the presidency ruined any chance he might have had for he White House, though he was elected by Kentucky to the Senate in 1849. Mercer's mention of Clay's stops in Raleigh and Alabama is significant. From there Clay wrote a letter, the "Raleigh Letter." attacking the opposition to Texas statehood on the grounds it might result in war with Mexico, only to contradict this opposition in two subsequent letters, the "Alabama Letters." Good background to Clay's heavily contested second presidential campaign.

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         1844 Manuscript Railway Maps

      This is a very rare collection of two original Manuscript handwritten plans dated 1844 for a proposed New Railway Line from the Shelton area of Stoke on Trent to Stafford, the first plan is a map of the proposed route, the second is a sectional in cross section showing the gradients and inclination, the route map shows the railway passing through the towns and villages of Fenton, Longton, Blurton, Trentham, Barlaston, Little Meaford, Meaford Township, Stone, Aston by Stone, Marston, Tillington, Stafford, this plan measures 58 inches by 18.5 inches approx. and has thirteen smaller inset maps showing enlarged areas along the line, this map has been drawn on Afonwen Mill paper with a watermarked date of 1834, the second plan is a companion map showing the cross section gradients of the proposed line measuring 64 inches by 18.5 inches approx., both maps have some creasing and mild marking, a few edge tears with minimal loss, repaired with acid free museum archival tape on the reverse of the maps only. Two very important original Manuscript primary documents relating to the building of the Railway Line between Stoke on Trent and Stafford, both plans have been stored rolled and will be posted in a postal tube.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox]
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         1. Garve: Anthologie aus den sämmtlichen Werken. 2. Rabener: Rabener ´s Satyren. Familien - Bibliothek der Deutschen Classiker. Eine Anthologie in 100 Bänden. Bände 93 und 91 in einem Band.

      Hildburghausen, Bibliogr Institut, 1844 OHalbLedereinband mit Goldpräg.mit marmorierten Deckeln, kl. 8° 181 (2), 191 (1)Seiten, je 1 Porträtfrontispiz(Garve + Rabener als 2 Stahlstiche), Dreiseitenmarmorschnitt. Gutes Exemplar der schönen Ausgabe und keinerlei Eintrag. in deutscher Sprache Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Flughafen]
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         Les Trois Mousquetaires [The Three Musketeers]

      Paris: Baudry, 1844. First Edition. 1/2 morocco. Near fine. 8 vols. in 4. 1st edition (in French), the authentic authorized Paris 1st printing. Scarce (OCLC lists 7 sets). A daily serialization in the newspaper Le Siècle (The Century) precedes, as do some of the multi-volume serializations by the Brussels pirates. Half French morocco, light foxing to first and last few pages, else fine, tall, wide, and complete (8 volumes, 8 half-titles, 8 contents leaves), unmarked internally by pen, pencil or stamp, and unworn externally. A superior copy of the most famous historical romance in the history of literature. If Le Chevalier D'Harmental (1842) is Dumas' first great historical novel (and it is), then Mousquetaires is the one that is most universally applauded as his best, despite La Reine Margot (1845) being equal in plotline and characters, and finer in style. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1845) is also Mousquetaires' equal from every aspect, but it is the odd Dumas novel that is not, strictly, historical romance.

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         Wandgemälde von Pompeji und Herculanum. Nach den Zeichnungen und Nachbildungen in Farben von W. Ternite. Mit einem erläuternden Text von C.O. Muller.

      Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1839-1844. - Konvolut von 5 Hefte. 2°. 1x farblithographiertes Titelblatt und einige Zwischentitel. 1x Heft mit 5Bll. Beschreibung und 8 lithographierten Taf. davon eine Farblitho. 1x Heft mit 4Bll. Beschreibung und 1 v. 8 lithographierten Taf. davon eine Farblitho. 1x Heft mit 3Bll. Beschreibung und 8 lithographiertenTaf. davon eine Farblitho. 1x Heft mit 3Bll. Beschreibung und 3 v. 8 lithographiertenTaf. 1x Heft mit 2Bll. Beschreibung und 7 v. 8 lithographiertenTaf. Gebrauchsspuren. Blätter tls. mit Randeinrissen und angestaubt. Wilhelm Ternite (1789-1871). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedidtion, 2 vols.; Compromising a Description of a Tour Through Texas, and Across the Great Southwest Prairies the Camanche and Caygua Hunting Grounds, with an Account of the Suffering from Want of Food Losses from Hostile Indians and Final Capture of the Texans and Their March as Prisoners to the City of Mexico; With illustrations and a map

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1844. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes, complete. First edition, 1844. Cloth hardcovers with bright gilt title and gilt flourishe on the spines, 405 + 406 pp., illustrated (including a fold-out map in vol. 1), clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, old owner's signature in ink on the verso of the frontispiece of both volumes, foxing and age-toning to the pages and the page-edges, light wear to the inner hinges, minor creasing to the tips of some pages, some soiling or discoloration to the covers of the books, wear to the edges of the covers of both volumes including a bit of fraying or loss at the tips. Both books housed in protective mylar. Rare set.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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         Recherches sur les monuments et l'histoire des Normands et de la maison de Souabe dans l'Italie méridionale publiées par les soins de M. le Duc de Luynes. Texte par A. Huillard-Bréholles, traducteur de Matthieu Paris. Dessins par Victor Baltard, architecte.

      Paris, C.L.F. Panckoucke 1844 - in-folio, [4]-172 pp., avec 35 planches hors-texte, sous serpentes, demi-chagrin bouteille à coins, dos à nerfs orné de filets dorés et de doubles caissons à froid, double filet à froid sur les plats (reliure de l'époque). Dos insolé, quelques épidermures, planches assez piquées. Très important ouvrage qui signe le début d'un intérêt pour les réalisations normandes en Sicile qui ira toujours croissant avec le siècle : Jean-Louis-Alphonse Huillard-Bréholles (1817-1871), professeur d'histoire au Lycée Charlemagne, fut un des chercheurs "sponsorisés" par le huitième duc de Luynes, que ce soit pour son édition de la Grande chronique de Mathieu Paris (1840-1841, en neuf volumes), ou pour notre volume. Bien évidemment, la collaboration du jeune Victor Baltard (1805-1874), qui n'était pas encore l'architecte célèbre qu'il deviendra, mérite d'être relevée. Frère II, 96.

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         Abraham Lincoln

      , circa 1844 - 1861. circa 1844 - 1861. Original wooden pen with metal fixtures and point, measuring 7.5” (including 1.5” metal point), with notarized affidavit of Mary Edwards Brown, one page, 8.5” x 11”. Sangamon County, Illinois, October 16, 1957. In full, “This pen was made from a twig from the Elm tree planted by Abraham Lincoln in front of his home on the corner of Eighth and Jackson streets in Springfield, Illinois.” Fine condition. Abraham Lincoln purchased this home in 1844 and lived there until he left for Washington in February 1861. In 1887, Robert Todd Lincoln deeded the only home his father ever owned to the State of Illinois. He asked the Governor to appoint his first cousin Albert S. Edwards, son of Ninian and Elizabeth Todd Edwards, as custodian of the Lincoln home and it was done. Elizabeth was Mary Todd Lincoln’s sister. When Edwards died in 1915, his widow, Josephine, succeeded him. Their daughter, Mrs. Mary Edwards Brown, became custodian when her mother died in 1918; she resigned in 1924. Mrs. Brown, grandniece of Mary Todd Lincoln, sold this pen to Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt (1901-1979), daughter of Frederick Hill Meserve (1865-1962), both great collectors of Lincolniana. In 1957, the Illinois State Historical Society Library acquired a collection of Lincoln-related items from Mrs. Brown. On May 28, 1981, Charles Hamilton sold “The Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt Collection of Lincolniana.” This wooden pen was part of lot 7 of this sale.

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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         Album Vénitien dessiné d'après natur par les plus habiles artistes.

      Venise Venice: J.A. Habnit c 1844 - Oblong folio. (27 x 39.5 cm.) Original half brown cloth over greyish boards with pictorial vignette title to upper cover. Title page with coloured vignette (repeat of upper cover) and 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates within decorative borders, each captioned and with the publisher's blind stamp beneath, original tissue guards. Occasional minor foxing and staining mainly to the margins, title page slightly poorer with a couple of short tears, binding rather rubbed and worn. The plates themselves generally nice and fresh with good colour. Old markings would indicate that this album has always comprised title and ten plates, but one can find citings of the same title with 12 and with 20 plates. Typically these sort of albums were assembled to order. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Journal de l’expédition des portes de Fer.

      - Paris. Imprimerie Royale. 1844. 1 vol. grand in-8, cartonnage éditeur, pièce de titre en maroquin beige. Charles Nodier raconte le voyage effectué en 1839 par le Duc d'Orléans, fils aîné du roi Louis-Phillippe, dans l'Algérie à peine conquise et non encore pacifiée.L'exemplaire, à grandes marges, est bien compl et des 40 planches hors texte tirées avant la lettre sur chine, des 200 vignettes dans le texte et d'une carte repliée.L'ouvrage, était destiné aux membres de la famille royale, aux personnages de l'État, aux dignitaires de la Cour, aux officiers, sous-officiers et soldats ayant pris part à l'expédition. Il n'a pas été mis dans le commerceExemplaire très frais. Carteret III, 435. 1159 LH0517 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre PREVOST]
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         A Christmas Carol.

      London: Chapman & Hall, [1844] - Octavo (151 x 95 mm). Early 20th-century green crushed half morocco by Bayntun, spine lettered in gilt, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Spine slightly faded, title page closely cropped removing date, occasional light foxing. Hand-coloured etched frontispiece and 3 steel-engraved plates after Leech, wood-engravings within the text by W. J. Linton after Leech; title page printed in blue & red. Early Chapman and Hall edition with an inserted title page from the first edition, with mixed issue points. A finely bound copy of Dickens's Christmas classic. Loosely inserted is a page of notes on the edition, incorrectly identifying it as probably the second edition. Smith II 4.

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         The Highlands of Aethiopia.

      London: Longmans, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1844. 3 volumes, octavo. Original straight-ribbed brown cloth, spines panelled in blind and lettered in gilt, decorative panel-stamps to boards in blind, cream surface-paper endpapers. Wood-engraved vignettes to title pages, tinted lithographic frontispiece to vols. 1 and 2, hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece to vol. 3, chromolithographic dedication leaf to Queen Victoria, folding map. Vergenoeg bookplate of Alpheus Fuller Williams (1874-1953, noted American-born South African mining engineer) and recent monogram label of travel collector Humphrey Winterton to front pastedowns; numerical ink-stamp and 19th-century ownership inscription of one Elizabeth Crosse to the front free endpapers. Spines rolled, very light wear to headcaps, sides lightly rubbed, corners bumped, plates lightly spotted or offset, front free endpaper vol. 1 slightly damp-stained in gutter, front inner hinge of vol. 2 partially and only superficially cracked, folding map with two closed tears repaired verso with brown paper. A very good, bright copy. Second edition, revised, of this "epic of travel and exploration" (Czech); an attractive set in the original cloth. Harris (1807-1848), an engineering officer in the Bombay Army, had already travelled widely in southern Africa in search of big game when in September 1841 he was "sent in charge of a mission to establish relations with the ancient Christian kingdom of Shoa in the highlands of Ethiopia. He returned to England with a commercial treaty with that state, and was knighted for his services (June 1844)" (ODNB). The kingdom was then almost entirely unknown to outsiders, and Harris describes the settlements and hinterland of the country in great detail. His account is also an example of the pioneering chromolithographic method of Charles Hullmandel, who had introduced the technique to Britain with four illustrations for George Hoskins's Travel in Ethiopia (1835), though by the early 1840s was already concentrating instead on tinted lithography rather than the difficult coloured form (Gascoigne, Milestones in Colour Printing 1457-1859, p. 37). The Highlands of Aethiopia was originally published earlier the same year; the lengthy introduction to this second edition is a spirited, detailed riposte to criticisms levelled at the first edition. Fumagalli, describing it as "a very interesting work", also notes the "very important" appendix of James Macqueen, "Abyssinia constructed from the latest and best authorities, with additions by Major Harris".

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         A Christmas Carol

      London: Chapman & Hall,, [1844]. Octavo (151 x 95 mm). Early 20th-century green crushed half morocco by Bayntun, spine lettered in gilt, green cloth sides, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Hand-coloured etched frontispiece and 3 steel-engraved plates after Leech, wood-engravings within the text by W. J. Linton after Leech; title page printed in blue & red. Spine slightly faded, title page closely cropped removing date, occasional light foxing. Early Chapman and Hall edition with an inserted title page from the first edition, with mixed issue points. A finely bound copy of Dickens's Christmas classic. Loosely inserted is a page of notes on the edition, incorrectly identifying it as probably the second edition.

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         Leipzig-Pariser Moden-Journal. V. Jahrgang, 1. Quartal (Nr. 7 bis Nr. 13), sowie 2. bis 4. Quartal (jeweils Nr. 1-13).

      N. Büchner, Leipzig 1844 - 4° Seite 49 bis 416, 46 kolorierte Kupferstich-Tafeln; Privateinband: Pappband; 1060g; [Deutsch]; Einband stark abgenutzt: starker Kantenabrieb, Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen, Rücken knickspurig, aufgeplatzt; Papierbezug berieben, teils beschabt, Rückdeckel großflächig beschabt. Bindung gelockert, 2 Bünde durchtrennt, mehrer Seiten locker. Vorsatz beschriftet und fleckig. Buchblock durchgehend braun-/stockfleckig, teils fingerfleckig, teils wasserrandig, bestaubt, vereinzelt geknickt o. knickspurig. mind 1 Tafel vom Falz her eingerissen. Tafeln bestaubt, teils etwas stockfleckig, am Rande fingerfleckig, Altkolorit gut leuchtend. auf 1 Tafel ist ein Gitternetz mit Bleistift gezeichnet Das "Leipzig-Pariser Moden-Journal" ist die Weiterentwicklung des 1840 erstmals erschienen "Leipziger Moden-Journal, Zeitschrift für die elegante Welt". Die einzelnen Nummern erschienen wöchentlich und umfassten jeweils 8 Seiten und eine kolorierte Kupferstichtafel ("Modes de Paris"), welche 3 Personen (meist abwechselnd 2 Männer + 1 Frau bzw. 1 Mann + 2 Frauen. jedoch einmal 3 Männer) in neuester Pariser Modetracht zeigen. Die Nummerierung erfolgte quartalsweise (jeweils Nr. 1 bis 13), die Paginierung ist durchgehend. _ x1x_ Internat. Shipping (priority = airmail): EU/EC: 15,00 EUR _ all others: 13,00 EUR [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Milano e il suo territorio

      Pirola, 1844. 2 volumi, 25 cm, rilegatura coeva in mezza pelle, titolo e fregi in oro e a secco al dorso diviso da 4 nervi, piatti marmorizzati; pp. (16), 391, (4); 505; alcune figure incise e tabelle nel testo, 14 tavole all'acquatinta fuori testo protette da velina. Qualche brunitura, qualità della carta. Una delle poche copie messe in commercio su carta comune, senza le due carte ripiegate e con le tavole differenti rispetto all'edizione di lusso

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         The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 8vo. 624 pp. Half bound in dark green morocco over green cloth, spine with 5 gilt raised bands and gilt lettering, marbled edges and endpapers, engraved frontispiece and vignette titlepage along with 38 additional plates by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). Bound without the half-title, all else as called for in Smith (including the later state 14 line errata leaf). A very attractive copy of Dickens' sixth novel. Smith I, 7; Gimbel A 72. Moderate foxing to the frontispiece and vignette titlepage, a bit of other scattered foxing, but most leaves and plates are quite clean.

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         La sicura guida degli amministratori e dè giudici del contenzioso amministrativo - Vol. I - II - III - IV ossiano le tre leggi fondamentali dell' amministrativo sistema del Regno delle Due Sicilie

      Raffaele Miranda, 1844. ITALIANO 3,72 Otto volumi in quattro tomi. Legatura in mezza pelle con piatti marmorizzati.Titolo in oro ai dorsi in tasselli rossi. Pagine in buono stato con segni dl tempo e tagli bruniti. USATO

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         La Bretagne

      Ernest Bourdin 1844 - Illustrée par MM. Hte Bellangé, Gigoux, Gudin, Isabey, Morel-Fatio, J. Noël, A. Rouargue, Saint-Germain, Fortin et Daubigny, 1 vol. grand in-8 reliure éditeur plein chagrin rouge, plats et dos orné de fers spéciaux (anges et blasons en dos, Bretagne trônant en plat), toutes tranches dorées, couvertures conservées, Ernest Bourdin, Paris, s.d. [ 1844 ], 4 ff., 628 pp. avec un titre frontispice, 19 figures hors texte gravées sur acier, 4 planches de blason et 8 planches de costumes coloriées, une carte de la Bretagne hors texte Bon exemplaire de premier tirage, bien complet des couvertures d'origine en couleurs, des 19 planches sur acier, des 8 planches de costumes coloriées, des 4 planches de blason et de la carte de Bretagne, dans la belle reliure d'éditeur ornée de fers spéciaux (un coin lég. frotté, rouss. variables et qq. planches brunies, bel exemplaire par ailleurs). Carteret, III, 521 ; Brivois, 211 ; Vicaire, IV, 541 Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Handbuch der Physiologie des Menschen für Vorlesungen. 2 Bände.

      Coblenz, Hölscher 1844 u. 1840. - Garrison/M.601; Hirsch IV,289. "Müller introduced two new elements into physiology - the psychological and the comparative. For the first time the existing knowledge of comparative chemistry and physics was brought to bear upon physiological problems." (Garrison/M.). - Definitive Ausgabe, erster Band in der 4., verbesserten und letzten Auflage, der 2. Band in der ersten und einzigen Auflage. gr.-8°. (2), 222; 223-741; (2), 248; 249-502; 503-780, (2); einige Holzschnitte und 1 lith. Taf., 1 Lith. Taf., 2 Interimsbroschuren der Zeit. Unaufgeschnitten, unbeschnitten. Schnitt etwas angestaubt

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         Martin Chuzzlewit. With Illustrations by Phiz.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1844 - Octavo (220 x 145 mm). Contemporary half calf for Hatchard & Co, marbled sides, raised bands with gilt decoration, green endpapers. Ownership mark on verso of front endpaper dating to 1925. A few marks to spine, slight mark on front cover, light rubbing to covers and extremities, bottom cover tips slightly turned in, slight foxing to plates. An excellent copy. Etched frontispiece and vignette on title page with 38 plates by Phiz (H. K. Browne). First edition in book form, first published as a serial between December 1842 and July 1844. Smith 65-7; Eckel 71-3. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A New Specimen of Printing Types.

      London: Frann Street Letter Foundry, [1844]. 8vo (255 x 165 mm), title page, leaf of prices of printing types dated 1 Jan. 1844, 213 specimen leaves printed on one side only (one leaf with several small specimens excised), numerous examples of Fat Face, Script and Text, Condensed, Flowers, Two Line Letters and Grotesques, a few minor stains, orig. embossed green cloth, spine gilt, extremities rather worn. "In 1794, Robert Thorne had purchased the foundry of Thomas Cottrell, a former employee of William Caslon. It had originally been founded in 1757 when Cottrell and Joseph Jackson were fired in a wage dispute. Upon Thorne's death in 1820 the foundry was purchased at auction by William Thorowgood using money he had won in a lottery. Though he was never involved in the type founding business before this, Thorowgood made the foundry initially successful by publicizing Thorne's typefaces. Many of the types identified as Thorowgood's are actually the designs of Robert Thorne. One of the typefaces for which Thorowgood is credited is "Thorowgood." It is a distinctly fat style typeface and gets a lot of its inspiration from slab serif typefaces and sans serif typefaces. These fat typefaces were said to have changed the entire poster industry for the time period. Thorowgood was also the first person to invent a sans-serif typeface using lowercase letters. Thorowgood went on to issue new specimens and added more typefaces including Frakturs, Greeks, and Russian types which he obtained from the Breitkopf and Härtel foundry of Leipzig, Germany. In 1828, he also purchased the Edmund Fry foundry which had a large collection of foreign language types as well. In Thorowgood's ownership of the foundry and of Thorne's stock, he made many additions to it. Thorowgood added numerous oriental and learned fonts including book fonts, blacks, titling and flower fonts. Thorowgood is also credited for coining the term "grotesque." The name came from the Italian word 'grottesco', meaning "belonging to the cave." In Germany, the name became Grotesk. German typefounders adopted the term from the nomenclature of Fann Street Foundry, which took on the meaning of cave (or grotto) art. Nevertheless, some explained the term was derived from the surprising response from the typographers. Robert Besley became a partner in the Fann Street Foundry in 1828, and upon Thorowgood's retirement in 1849, Besley took over the foundry."—Kosiara. Not listed on Copac or OCLC; Kosiara, Branches of Type: William Thorowgood.

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         Les Trois Mousquetaires [The Three Musketeers]

      Baudry, Paris 1844 - 8 vols. in 4. 1st edition (in French), the authentic authorized Paris 1st printing. Scarce (OCLC lists 7 sets). A daily serialization in the newspaper Le Siècle (The Century) precedes, as do some of the multi-volume serializations by the Brussels pirates. Half French morocco, light foxing to first and last few pages, else fine, tall, wide, and complete (8 volumes, 8 half-titles, 8 contents leaves), unmarked internally by pen, pencil or stamp, and unworn externally. A superior copy of the most famous historical romance in the history of literature. If Le Chevalier D'Harmental (1842) is Dumas' first great historical novel (and it is), then Mousquetaires is the one that is most universally applauded as his best, despite La Reine Margot (1845) being equal in plotline and characters, and finer in style. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1845) is also Mousquetaires' equal from every aspect, but it is the odd Dumas novel that is not, strictly, historical romance. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Highlands of Aethiopia.

      London: Longmans, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original straight-ribbed brown cloth, spines panelled in blind and lettered in gilt, decorative panel-stamps to boards in blind, cream surface-paper endpapers. Vergenoeg bookplate of Alpheus Fuller Williams (1874-1953, noted American-born South African mining engineer) and recent monogram label of travel collector Humphrey Winterton to front pastedowns; numerical ink-stamp and 19th-century ownership inscription of one Elizabeth Crosse to the front free endpapers. Spines rolled, very light wear to headcaps, sides lightly rubbed, corners bumped, plates lightly spotted or offset, front free endpaper vol. 1 slightly damp-stained in gutter, front inner hinge of vol. 2 partially and only superficially cracked, folding map with two closed tears repaired verso with brown paper. A very good, bright copy. Wood-engraved vignettes to title pages, tinted lithographic frontispiece to vols. 1 and 2, hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece to vol. 3, chromolithographic dedication leaf to Queen Victoria, folding map. Second edition, revised, of this "epic of travel and exploration" (Czech); an attractive set in the original cloth. Harris (1807-1848), an engineering officer in the Bombay Army, had already travelled widely in southern Africa in search of big game when in September 1841 he was "sent in charge of a mission to establish relations with the ancient Christian kingdom of Shoa in the highlands of Ethiopia. He returned to England with a commercial treaty with that state, and was knighted for his services (June 1844)" (ODNB). The kingdom was then almost entirely unknown to outsiders, and Harris describes the settlements and hinterland of the country in great detail. His account is also an example of the pioneering chromolithographic method of Charles Hullmandel, who had introduced the technique to Britain with four illustrations for George Hoskins's Travel in Ethiopia (1835), though by the early 1840s was already concentrating instead on tinted lithography rather than the difficult coloured form (Gascoigne, Milestones in Colour Printing 1457-1859, p. 37). The Highlands of Aethiopia was originally published earlier the same year; the lengthy introduction to this second edition is a spirited, detailed riposte to criticisms levelled at the first edition. Fumagalli, describing it as "a very interesting work", also notes the "very important" appendix of James Macqueen, "Abyssinia constructed from the latest and best authorities, with additions by Major Harris". Abbey 290; Czech p. 72; Fumagalli 175.

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         Les Trois Mousquetaires [The Three Musketeers]

      Paris: Baudry, 1844. 8 vols. in 4. 1st edition (in French), the authentic authorized Paris 1st printing. Scarce (OCLC lists 7 sets). A daily serialization in the newspaper Le Siècle (The Century) precedes, as do some of the multi-volume serializations by the Brussels pirates. Half French morocco, light foxing to first and last few pages, else fine, tall, wide, and complete (8 volumes, 8 half-titles, 8 contents leaves), unmarked internally by pen, pencil or stamp, and unworn externally. A superior copy of the most famous historical romance in the history of literature. If Le Chevalier D'Harmental (1842) is Dumas' first great historical novel (and it is), then Mousquetaires is the one that is most universally applauded as his best, despite La Reine Margot (1845) being equal in plotline and characters, and finer in style. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1845) is also Mousquetaires' equal from every aspect, but it is the odd Dumas novel that is not, strictly, historical romance. Near fine.

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         A Christmas Carol 6th edition [In prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas ]

      London:: Chapman and Hall,, 1844.. Sixth Edition (stated).. Hardcover. Internally: G; binding: VG. [vi], 166pp +[2] adverts, plus Leech's text illustrations and the 4 hand-coloured plates. Title in red and black. Faded early ownership name to front free endpaper. Early bookseller's miniature label to top corner of pastedown. Well read: no deliberate marks to pages, but a fair amount of light soiling and occasional foxing, small stains to some margins, and a few pages with corner creases and slight edge wear. All edges gilt. In the original binding of vertical-grained brown cloth, decorated in blind and gilt: firm and fresh, spine bright, extremities blunted, front gilt a little rubbed. A very good copy.

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        Les Trois Mousquetaires [The Three Musketeers]

      Paris: Baudry, 1844. First Edition. 1/2 morocco. Near fine. 8 vols. in 4. 1st edition (in French), the authentic authorized Paris 1st printing. Scarce (OCLC lists 7 sets). A daily serialization in the newspaper Le Siècle (The Century) precedes, as do some of the multi-volume serializations by the Brussels pirates. Half French morocco, light foxing to first and last few pages, else fine, tall, wide, and complete (8 volumes, 8 half-titles, 8 contents leaves), unmarked internally by pen, pencil or stamp, and unworn externally. A superior copy of the most famous historical romance in the history of literature. If Le Chevalier D'Harmental (1842) is Dumas' first great historical novel (and it is), then Mousquetaires is the one that is most universally applauded as his best, despite La Reine Margot (1845) being equal in plotline and characters, and finer in style. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1845) is also Mousquetaires' equal from every aspect, but it is the odd Dumas novel that is not, strictly, historical romance.

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