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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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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        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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        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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        Memoria del Exmo. Señor Don Bernardo O'Higgins Capitán Jeneral en la República de Chile, Brigadier en la de Buenos-Aires, Gran Mariscal en la del Perú y socio protector en la Sociedad de Agricultura & c. Encomendada por la Sociedad de Agricultura al socio dignidad chantre de esta Santa Iglesia Metropolitana Dr. D. Casimiro Albano.

      Imprenta de La Opinión 1844 - Memoria del Exmo. Señor Don Bernardo O¿Higgins Capitán Jeneral en la República de Chile, Brigadier en la de Buenos-Aires, Gran Mariscal en la del Perú y socio protector en la Sociedad de Agricultura & c. Encomendada por la Sociedad de Agricultura al socio dignidad chantre de esta Santa Iglesia Metropolitana Dr. D. Casimiro Albano. [¿Santiago de Chile?], Imprenta de La Opinión, 1844. 267p. 1h. Pequeño grabado en frontis. Firma de antiguo propietario en portada. Ejemplar encuadernado con cinco nervios y dorados (algunos desgastes ¿ ver foto-). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Theorie des Dr. List vom Fabrikstaate und ihre geschichtelichen undstatistischen Stutzen

      Alexander Duncker 1844 - Original wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Christmas Carol

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1844. First American edition. A lovely copy of the first American printing, bound in a late 19th century (or possibly early 20th century) full blue morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf. Gilt rule on the front and rear boards, with small holly sprigs in each corner (inlaid with red morocco berries), spine with five raised bands, gilt-ruled, also with inlaid red morocco holly sprigs. Top edge gilt, marbled end papers, original cloth bound in at the end (publisher's gift binding with extra gilt). In all a lovely copy of the first American edition in an fine binding. Illustrated with eight plates by John Leech, four of which are hand-colored (as issued). Dickens' most beloved Christmas story of Ebenezer Scrooge's redemption after being visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is made to see the dangers and consequences of his miserly ways and awakens the following morning infused with the spirit of Christmas giving. "A tale to make the reader laugh and cry - to open his hands, and open his heart to charity even toward the uncharitable ... a dainty dish to set before a King." (Contemporary review in London's Athenaeum magazine).

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. including A Journal of his Tour to the Hebrides (10 volume set)

      London: John Murray, 1844. Hardcover. Good. Complete in ten volumes. 12mo. A new edition. Later marbled paper covered boards with leather spines and corners, raised bands. Good condition overall. Marbled end papers. Contents are generally quite neat. From the personal collection of American author Osmond Tiffany with his bookplate on all front paste downs. Worn library bookplate on paste down as well, perforation to title pages, small red stamps to verso; no other marks/wear as such. Leather worn at edges with some flaking, especially at heads. All boards attached; some hinges are a bit tender.

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        Évangiles de Dimanches et Fétes.

      Chalons-S-Marne: Imprimerie Lithographique Barbat, 1844. 8 1/4 x 11. 319 pages. Collation: (12), 11-107, (3), 113-148, (4), 149-315, (2) pages. A few preliminary pages appear shuffled in order--despite being in the original binding. Entirely lithographed in colors, silver, and gold on glazed white paper. These Gospels for Sundays and holidays are set within elaborate ornate frames or cartouches and presented as double spreads. Each dazzling spread has a different frame, which are very varied in design. Some frames are rococco. Some of the cruciform borders in the Passion section approach Art Deco. Some are irridescent, changing color. There is a great deal of silver & gold printing; the text is also printed in various single colors or gold. Publisher's thin enameled card covers printed lithographically in gold from transferred type. Some light foxing on preliminary leaves, very slight separation between some leaves, light cover soil, a very good copy of a truly stunning work. Scarce in the original wraps. To describe Louis Barbat ( 1795-1870) as the inventor of chromolithography* may be a reach too far. But it is certain that he experimented with and developed techniques of his own. Having studied drawing under the engraver Charles-Nicolas Varin, Barbat began experimenting with lithography in 1825, collecting ancient drawings, maps, and views of Chalon for his subjects. He and his son Pierre-Michael opened their shop in 1833. On January 3, 1834 Barbat received a patent to adapt a printing press to print several colors at once, with only one impression. Barbat's series of lithographed calendars began in 1834. In 1838 Barbat began producing, in a great number of designs, elaborate and richly colored & metallic wine labels and trade cards for the Champagne merchants. (The Sorbonne dictionary describes these in some detail.) The labels and cards were printed on white "porcelaine" paper in the Belgian manner. Barbat's entry for the 1839 Paris exposition, which included some of the title pages for the Evangiles were praised for the brilliance of the colors and the gold. Following on this success, after patient researches and a number of tries, according to Lhote, Barbat was able to produce the most varied colors in a full range of tones from the most vigorous to the sweetest, and by "d'ingenieux procêdees" achieved fused shades. At the 1844 Paris exposition Barbat was awarded the silver medal for Évangiles. This copy of Évangiles is printed entirely upon enameled or "porcelaine" paper. Coated papers, which absorb less moisture during printing, give greater richness to printed colors. They were preferred for powdered bronze, silver, & gold as it was easier to brush powder away from unwanted areas. Unusual for the time, Barbat's paper was coated on both sides, allowing the beautiful double spreads. (Midolle also used coated paper, but on one side only; his plates are printed on the rectos only.) Twyman discusses at length this "notable" and "extravagant quarto," which was said to rival the productions of Curmer. "All the text was transferred from modern-face types and printed lithographically with almost miraculous consistency. This in itself was a major technical achievement...." (p. 181) Twyman compares this to Didot's attempt a few years earlier with Champollion's Egyptian grammar, finding the transferring very variable in quality. In fact, half way through production Didot gave up the effort and reverted to letterpress. * Il ne suffit pas de citer M. Barbat, qui ne fut simple lithographe, mais dont le nom tient à la fois à l'histoire à litterature locales, à l'archéologie et encore à découverte importante, à la naissance d'un art qui nous a valu des productions merveilleuses, c'est-a-dire à la chromolithographie, dont il fut l'inventeur. --Amadee Lhote, Histoire de l'imprimerie à Chalons-sur-Marne: notices biographiques et bibliographiques sur les imprimeurs, libraires, relieurs et lithographes (1488-1894) avec marques typographiques et illustrations. 1894 . Pp. 217-219. Twyman, A History of Chromolithography pp. 166, 180-81, 191, 275-77, 432, 521; plates 136 & 355. Sorbonne on-line Dictionnaire des Imprimeurs-lithographes du XIXe siècle. http://elec.enc.sorbonne.fr/imprimeurs/node/25137.

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        The Life of Baber, Emperor of Hindostan

      1844 - 1st edition. With an extending map & genealogical table. 8vo. Original blind embossed cloth. Both inner joints cracked at endpapers. Very good and clean otherwise. xxii,339pp. errata and notes page. James Darling. London. Signed - ?Ellenborough? - and with stamp - ?Earl of Ellenborough's Heirlooms? on front pastedown endpaper, which also bears the armorial bookplate - Southam de la Bere / Earl of Ellenborough. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire pittoresque de la Franc-Maçonnerie et des sociétés secrètes anciennes et modernes. 3e édition.

      Paris, Pagnerre, 1844, gd. in 8°, de IV-407 pp., ill. de 25 planches gravées sur acier h. t., demi-veau bleu époque, dos orné, rel. lèg. frottée, 1er plat de couv. cons. collée en garde intérieure, qq. rares rousseurs. (ex-libris gravé René Edeline (1931) dit Tourangeau la Franchise, compagnon boulanger du Devoir; puis cachet à froid F. Bastien) Célèbre ouvrage particulièrement recherché pour les superbes gravures sur acier. Rappelons que ce livre valut à son auteur la condamnation du Grand Orient à une amende et deux années de suspension, pour avoir violé le serment de discrétion. Il fut d'ailleurs d'après Caillet en partie détruit. L'appendice renferme des renseignements intéressant sur les Fendeurs, la Charbonnerie, les Rose-Croix, les Templiers, les Carbonari, l'ordre d'Héredom de Kilwinning, l'origine de l'Ecossisme, les sociétés secrètes allemandes... etc. ¶ Caillet n°2388 - Dorbon n°759 - Fesch p. 326.

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        A Christmas Carol in Prose

      Probable first American edition. 8vo. Original light blue-green printed wrappers. New York, Harper & Brothers.

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        Usi e costumi sociali, politici e religiosi di tutti i popoli del mondo. Da documenti autentici e dai viaggi migliori e più recenti. Traduzione riveduta dal Cibrario con osservazioni e aggiunte: Africa e America, Asia, Oceania, Europa.

      - Torino, Fontana, 1844-47, voll. 4, in-4, mezza pelle. Con 235 belle litografie a colori di costumi. Il numero delle tavole varia da copia a copia, le stesse bibliografie difficilmente concordano. Anche i vari esemplari presenti su ICCU hanno un numero diverso di tavole. Il nostro esemplare ha 235 bellissime tavole. L'edizione originale di Bruxelles 1843-44 aveva solo 200 tavole. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue raisonné des estampes du Cabinet de feu Madame la Comtesse d'Einsiedel de Reibersdorf. 2 Bde.

      IX, 424 S., 3 Bl. XIII S., 1 Bl., 494 S., 1 Bl. OBrosch. (kl. Klebezettel am Rücken, geringe Läsuren). Durch den Kustos (ab 1844 Direktor) des Dresdner Kupferstichkabinetts zum Zwecke der Versteigerung zusammengestellter Katalog der Sammlung der Gräfin Eleonore Henriette von Einsiedel-Reibersdorf (1733-1806). - Mit eigenhändiger Widmung des Verfassers an Bernhard August von Lindenau, "dem würdigen Chef der Königl. Sächs. Museen". - Die über mehrere Jahrzehnte mit großem Eifer entstandene Kupferstichsammlung erregte seinerzeit nicht nur wegen ihres Umfangs, sondern vor allem der Vollständigkeit, Seltenheit wie Qualität der Blätter Aufsehen. - Frenzels tls. mit Kommentaren und einem Register versehener "Catalog wird stets seinen Werth behaupten" (Neues Lausitzisches Magazin 1832, S. 541 ausführlich). - Pollen I, 604. - Beiliegt handschriftlicher Notizzettel mit 7 Zuschlagspreisen für Bd. II. - Weitgehend fleckenfreies, auf dickerem Papier gedrucktes Exemplar.

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

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1844 - Octavo (213 × 131 mm). Contemporary black half calf, marbled sides, titles to spine gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Inkstamp to frontispiece and title page. Spine panel and tips lightly worn, boards a little scuffed, front hinge split but holding, some light toning and spotting to contents. A very good copy. With 40 engraved plates by H. K. Browne. First edition, first issue, bound from parts, with all the issue points listed by Smith. With the £100 title plate, not transposed. The transposed plate is often referred to as a first issue point, though Hatton and Cleaver long ago dismissed this, stating that "It is merely one of the five cases in Chuzzlewit of triplicated steels, one of them reading '100£' and the other two '£100'. all three of them in use during the issue in parts." Smith I, 7; Hatton and Cleaver pp. 183-212. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Christmas Carol In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      Chapman & Hall, London 1844 - First edition, in the first impression, first issue binding, of Dickens's Christmas classic. Written in a mere six weeks at a low point in Dickens's career, and published at his own expense,A Christmas Carolrevived Dickens's fortunes, establishing a robust market for Christmas gift books that survives to this day. The characters of Scrooge and Marley, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, are immediately recognizable even to those who've never read a word of Dickens: "'God bless us every one!' said Tiny Tim, the last of all. He sat very close to his father's side, upon his little stool. Bob held his withered little hand in his, as if he loved the child, and wished to keep him by his side, and dreaded that he might be taken from him." One of Dickens' favorite artists, John Leech would produce the illustrations for all his Christmas books. This copy matches Walter E. Smith's fourth state (formerly called "trial issue"), with red and green title page dated 1844 and yellow endpapers, the rarest of the four variants (Charles Dickens in Cloth, Part Two, 25-6). Smith notes the inaccuracy of the term "trial issue," as copies with the green and red title page were available on the open market. The binding of this copy matches that of the first impression, first issue binding as described by William B. Todd ("Dickens's Christmas Carol,"The Book Collector, 1961). This copy appears to be an unrecorded variant: Todd does not note copies of this binding with both the green and red title page and the yellow endpapers but, according to Smith, "the priority of green endpapers with this title page is deduced as a matter of logical sequence rather than from any substantial direct evidence. It is not improbable that at some stage in the binding, the use of yellow and green end[papers] overlapped to some extent." Following all points of the first edition according to Calhoun and Heaney with the text uncorrected, including "Stave I" on page [1]. Smith II:4. A near-fine, unusually bright copy of the first edition in a rare variant. Octavo, original full brown cloth with leaf border stamped in blind to boards and central wreath design with title stamped in gilt on front board, spine stamped in gilt, yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Half title printed in green, title page printed in red and green, copyright page printed in green. Hand-colored frontispiece, three full-page hand-colored plates, and four black-and-white tailpiece vignettes by John Leech. Two pages of advertisements at rear. Gift inscription, dated Christmas 1843, on verso of front fly leaf. Hand-colored bookplate of Mitchell S. Buck tipped onto front pastedown, bookplate of Bob Stillwell to pastedown of chemise. Expert repair to hinges, hint of wear to spine head. Housed in a custom half red morocco slipcase and chemise. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Un Autre Monde. Tranforamtions, visions, incarnations, ascensions, locomotions, explorations ... et autres choses

      Paris: H. Fournier, Libraire-Éditeur 1844 etwas späterer HLDr. auf vier Bünde, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, gemusterte Deckelbezüge, gemusterte Vorsätze, Lesebändchen (lose), 295 Seiten mit zahlreichen Karikaturen, tw. hors de texte und koloriert, Deckelränder leicht berieben, Decke beim Kopfkapital eingerissen, vorderer Vorsatz geplatzt, einige Seiten unten leicht fingerfleckig, ganz leicht lichtrandig, sonst sauber, insgesamt guter Zustand.Karikaturen, Illustrationen, Frankreich

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        Antique Maritime Print-LITHOGRAPH-STEAM BOAT-CALAIS-Ferdinand Perrot-1844

      - Plate: 'Paquebot devant Calais - Calaia.' Marine view of a rowing boat with passengers heading towards an English steamer / radar boat. Rare print. Crayon style lithograph with original hand colouring. Description: This plate was published as a master print in Paris, London and Leipzig, c. 1840.Artists and Engravers: Artist and lithographer: Ferdinand Perrot (1808-1841). Ferdinand Perrot was French painter and lithographer, known for his landscapes and as one of the great French maritime painters of the 19th century. His talent was recognized early, and he completed his first commission, an Assumption of the Virgin, for a local church at the age of 15. He then moved to Paris to study with the maritime painter Jean Antoine Thà odore Gudin, and exhibited regularly at the Salon from 1831 until 1844, which was three years after his death. Many of his paintings portray Brittany, the Loire region of France and Mediterranean coastline between the French Riviera and Naples. His works demonstrate a variety of moods and subjects, from peaceful harbors to storms at sea, also numerous depictions of naval battles and historical events such as the explorer Jacques Cartier discovering Canada. He was invited to St. Petersburg by the Russian royal family in 1840 and awarded a large commission of a series of topographical views of Russia and the coast of Finland and ten collections of prints. He also was made a member of the Academy of St. Petersburg. However, he died suddenly in 1841 at the age of 33, having completed only two of the commissioned series. Three views of St. Petersburg painted by Perrot are in the collection of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Condition: Good. Image good with some light foxing. Some remains of framing / glue in top corners. Light damp staing in lower margins. Please study scan. Storage location: DP-B-4-01 The overall size is ca. 19.3 x 15.6 inch. The image size is ca. 17.3 x 13.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 49 x 39.5 cm. The image size is ca. 44 x 34 cm.

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        The History of the Reign of Tipu Sultan, Being a Continuation of the Neshani Hyduri; Written By Mir Hussein Ali Kahn Kirmani

      The Oriental Translation Fund, London 1844 - London: The Oriental Translation Fund, 1844 x, 291 pp Text is clean and unmarked, front hinge cracked but holding. Considerable glue-staining and foxing to endpapers and first three pages. Library sticker (The University of Bridgeport) and pocket on endpapers. Publisher's green cloth binding is bumped at extremities with a short split to hinge at head of spine. Paper lticker on spine is partially rubbed away. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Henry Clay

      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: <I>"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 . . . "</I> 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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        Un Autre Monde. Tranforamtions, visions, incarnations, ascensions, locomotions, explorations . et autres choses

      Paris: H. Fournier, Libraire-Éditeur 1844 - etwas späterer HLDr. auf vier Bünde, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, gemusterte Deckelbezüge, gemusterte Vorsätze, Lesebändchen (lose), 295 Seiten mit zahlreichen Karikaturen, tw. hors de texte und koloriert, Deckelränder leicht berieben, Decke beim Kopfkapital eingerissen, vorderer Vorsatz geplatzt, einige Seiten unten leicht fingerfleckig, ganz leicht lichtrandig, sonst sauber, insgesamt guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PRACTICAL TUNNELLING, explaining in detail, shaft sinking, brickwork of tunnels, Blechingley and Saltwood Tunnels, etc. 12 plates at the rear

      UK. Troughton ans Simms 1844 - Hardcover, First Edition, some marks,rubs, wear to the spine and boards, see images, inner hinges have has some repair, showing hessian in places, but firm, lots of Wood engravings in text and Frontispiece, 12 plates at the rear, some fold-out, previous owners name, some marks ( foxing etc ) but generally OK, a resonable copy of a scarce item, see pictures, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Promenades daguerriennes dans le département du Nord et la province du Hainaut, ou reproduction des monuments et des vues les plus remarquables

      A. Prignet-1845, Valenciennes 1844 - ____ Première édition. Très rare ouvrage sur les débuts du daguérotype. De par sa date, cet ouvrage est un des "incunables" de la photographie. "On obtient cette précision à partir de l'instrument inventé par Daguerre, dans lequel l'objet dont on veut avoir l'image forme en quelques sort son empreinte." (Préface). Illustré par 12 planches en lithographie, d'après des daguérotypes. A la fin de la préface : "La mort d'un des auteurs de cet ouvrage est venue en interrompre le cours. Il ne paraîtra donc que les livraisons contenues dans ce volume. 1er décembre 1845." Contient : La Chapelle de Bonsecours, La Tour de Saint-Amand, Eaux thermales de Saint-Amand, Le Chateau de Boussu, Hotel de ville de Mons, Une locomotive, Le Chateau de Condé, Hotel de ville de Condé, Beffroi de Tournai, Le Chateau de Le Loire, Tour d'Escaudain, Pyramide de Denain. Rousseurs à quelques feuillets, très bel exemplaire. *-------*. Grand in-8. Collation : (49) pp., 12 planches h.-t. Demi-veau rouge, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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