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        Neue Gedichte.

      - Hamburg/Paris, Hoffmann und Campe/Dubochet 1844. 8°. 2 Bl., 421 S., 1 Bl. Halbleder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Die Sammlung enthält die Gedichte, die Heine in den siebzehn Jahren seit Erscheinen des »Buch der Lieder« in den Bänden des »Salon« und in verschiedenen Zeitschriften veröffentlicht hat. Die Seiten 244-421 enthalten »Deutschland. Ein Wintermährchen« mit Stellen, die in dem gleichzeitig erschienenen Einzeldruck wegen der Zensur verändert oder weggelassen werden mußten. - Goedeke VIII, 560, 73. - Wilhelm/Galley I, 436. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stammerjohann]
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        Reise nach Lappland und dem nördlichen Schweden. Nebst einem Atlas von 20 lithographirten Tafeln.

      Berlin, Reimer 1844. - Text- und Tafelband. 2 Bll., 236 S., 1 Bl.; 20 (3 doppelblattgr.) lithograph. Tafeln. HLwd. um 1900 (Textband; 20,5 x 13,5 cm) und dekorativer HLdr. um 1900 (Tafelband; 33,5 x 26,5 cm). Chavanne 3163. - Die schönen Tafeln zeigen Stockholm, Markt- und Jagdszenen (Bären, Rentiere und Seehunde), Fischfang, sowie Darstellung von Trachten und Wohnungen der Lappen. - Textband anfangs im seitlichen Rand feuchtfleckig. Rücken des Tafelbandes etwas berieben, Tafeln tls. leicht braunfleckig. Linke Hälfte des Titels gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Essays: Second Series.

      Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1844. First edition, first printing. Octavo, original brown cloth. Benjamin Seaver?s copy, with his contemporary signature to the front free endpaper. Seaver was the thirteenth mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. "Timeless, and without a trace of ‘dating,’ these essays are as readable, and to a considerable extent as much read, today as a hundred years ago" (Grolier, 100 American 47).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB ]
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        MEMOIRS OF FATHER RIPA, DURING THIRTEEN YEARS' RESIDENCY AT THE COURT OF PEKING IN THE SERVICE OF THE EMPEROR OF CHINA: Wit An Account of the Foundation of the College for the Education of Young Chinese at Naples.

      A MOST EARLY ACCOUNT OF A ROMAN JESUIT IN CHINA London 1844, - Murray. Red blind-stamped cloth, gilt spinestamped, contained two titles, one deleted now contains justthis title, 12 x 18.5 cm., 160p., clean copy, Murray's Colo-nial Home Library. FIRST & ONLY EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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      New York, 1844. Original cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Cloth lightly worn, front joint on second volume cracked with cloth splitting. Previous owner's name (W.B. Childers) stamped in ink on front and rear endpapers. Plates a bit darkened and foxed, otherwise internally very clean and fresh. A very nice set overall. First edition, first issue, with a New York imprint only. One of the landmark books of Western Americana. Gregg's book is acclaimed by all sources as the principal contemporary authority on the Santa Fe Trail and trade, the Indians of the south plains, and New Mexico in the Mexican period. J. Frank Dobie calls it "one of the classics of bedrock Americana." It gives a lively, intimate, and personal account of experiences on the prairies and in northern Mexico. The "...Map of the Indian Territory Northern Texas and New Mexico showing the Great Western Prairies..." is by far the best map of the region up to that time. Wheat states: "Gregg's map was a cartographic landmark...'one of the most useful maps of this region at that day.'" "A cornerstone of all studies on the Santa Fe Trail in the early period, describing the origin and development of the trade, Gregg's own experiences, and useful statistics for 1822- 43" - Rittenhouse.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition in cloth, first printing. (Commonly referred to as the first American edition, it was preceded by a cheap, unillustrated paperback edition. Illustration of Marley's ghost used as frontispiece, no priority.) 158 p. Original dark navy cloth and gilt lettering, illustrated by Leech with four hand colored plates. Good+ condition. Cloth worn away at corners, a bit of light staining and rubbing to gilt spine lettering. Hinges starting to split at pgs. 50 and 80 but no pages loose. Fairly light foxing throughout text, a few dog-eared pages. Small scratch to title page. All plates present. An unrestored, complete copy. The classic supernatural story of Ebenezer Scrooge's conversion that quickly swept the world and has remained popular ever since.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Letters by Oliver Cowdery, to W.W. Phelps, on the Origin of the Book of Mormon, and the Rise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

      Liverpool: Thomas Ward and John Cairns, 1844. First Edition. 48 pp. Small duodecimo. Sewn wrappers. Missing original yellow wrappers. Otherwise a fine copy with only minor discoloring to first and last page. An early, scarce and important LDS item. According to Crawley "Oliver's Cowdery's eight letters to W.W. Phelps, first published in the 'Messenger and Advocate' between October 1834 and October 1835, constitute the earliest printed account of the birth of Mormonism. Extracts from the letters were included in the 'Millennial Star' for June and September 1840, and the letters were reprinted more or less in full in the 'Times and Seasons' of November 1 - December 15, 1840, and March 15 - May 1 ,1841. They were again republished in the sixth number of the 'Gospel Reflector. A Comparison of the various printing makes it clear that the pamphlet 'Letters to Oliver Cowdery' was taken from the 'Gospel Reflector.' Thomas Ward included the first letter in the Millennial Star of January 1843 and announced there that he intended to publish all eight in pamphlet form. One year later the 'Star' noted that 'Letters by Oliver Cowdery' was in press, and in February 1844 it advertised the pamphlet as just published, price 6d. each, or 5s. per dozen. Cowdery's first letter described his initial contact with Joseph Smith, his participation in translating the Book of Mormon, and the appearance of John the Baptist which he and Joseph Smith shared. In the third letter he moves back in time and discusses the revival led by Rev. Lane in the Palmyra Area, the attendant religious excitement, and the Smith family's religious seeking - events that are usually associated with Joseph Smith's 1820 vision. At this point a curious textual change occurs. The version of this letter in the 'Messenger and Advocate' states that this religious excitement occurred during Joseph Smith's fifteenth year. In the pamphlet 15th is changed to 17th. The fourth letter picks up the narrative and, in the original version, it states that the reference to the fifteenth year in Letter III was "an error in the type- it should have been in the 17th...this would bring the date down to the year 1823." The pamphlet version eliminates any reference to an error and, like the original, proceeds from this point with an account of the appearance of the angel to Joseph Smith on September 21, 1823, an event that is entirely unrelated t o the religious excitement described in his third letter. These changes follow the 'Gospel Reflector', so Benjamin Winchester must have been responsible for them. Whatever was intended in letter III certain problems persist. Joseph Smith's seventeenth year was 1822, not 1823. And Rev. George Lane was prominently in the Palmyra area in 1824-25. It is conceivable that Cowdery shifted the date after realizing he had introduced Lane at the wrong time. It is possible that he described the events leading up to Joseph Smith's 1820 version in Letter III with the intent of recounting it in Letter IV; then, after Letter II was printed, he decided not to mention the vision, which at the time was not openly discussed. Letter VII continues the account of the angelic visitation on September 21, 1823, and of the events just following. It includes a description of the Hill Cumorah, where Joseph Smith obtained the plates. Letter VIII further describes Cumorah and relates the vision he had at the spot. The next-to-last paragraph refers to a trial he was subjected to sometime between 1823 and 1827 - undoubtedly the trial at South Bainbridge, New York, in 1826. The pamphlet concludes with a short letter from Joseph Smith, first published in the 'Messenger and Advocate' of December 1834, in which he comments on his early life." Crawley 197. Flake/Draper 2546. Howes C814. Auerbach 267.

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      St. Louis, 1844. Original black ribbed cloth, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down. Titlepage reinserted, lower blank margin a bit trimmed. Overall just about very good. In a half morocco box. Second edition, but the first edition to contain Westbrook's important appendix, which makes a large contribution to the history of the events which led to the Smiths' assassinations. Hunt felt the Mormons had slandered the citizens of Missouri by making charges against them in Mormon accounts of their difficulties in the state. Hunt casts a cold eye on the origins of THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Mormon Church, and the activities of the sect from its inception to their present state. The errata leaf cited by Howes and present in the Graff copy is also present in this copy, though lacking from others we have seen.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana ]
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        De valkenvangstThe Hague, W.P. van Stockum, 1841. 8vo. With a frontispiece by "I.B." (=Johannes Bosboom) and 11 wood-engraved head- and tailpieces. Contemporary boards, Spanish-marbled sides, sprinkled edges.

      Huyskens, De vrije vogelvlugt, pp. 84-93; Schwerdt II, p. 307; not in Harting; Lindner. Very rare first edition (a second edition was published in Antwerp in 1844) of a poem satirising Dutch practitioners of falconry in the early 19th Century, particularly the members of the famous Royal Loo Hawking Club. De valkenvangst (the capture of falcons) contrasts the majesty of the falcons, whose manner of hunting is described at the beginning of the poem, with the basal entertainment pursued by the "falconers", who believed that they could easily restore the forgotten art of falconry.In the poem, a company including the Dutch baron Van Deelen and the Englishman Lord Littlewhit travels to Norway to capture some falcons, parodying a real-life voyage in 1838. After numerous perils two white gyrfalcons are captured, while the noblemen amuse themselves with hunting and fishing. However, on the return voyage one of the falcons is accidentally shot and the other released by the baron's valet, who then puts a different bird in the cage. As the baron intends to reveal the falcon to his guests, a cockatoo is revealed. Rebacked in modern dark brown half morocco. Binding worn at the edges. Foxed throughout and with water stains at the foot.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Survey of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, executed in the years 1842 and 1843, with the intent of establishing a communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and under the superintendence of a scientific commission, appointed by the projector, Don José de Gray

      Ackerman and Co., London 1844 - EA, kl 8°, Lwd. m. goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 188 S., eine vorgebundene handkolorierte und vier angehängte Ausfalttafeln. - Buchrücken partiell leicht berieben, zwei Bibliotheksstempel der "Interstate Commerce Commission Library", Namenseintrag auf dem Titelblatt, sehr vereinzelte Bleistiftanstreichgen, Karten in guten Zustand, insgesamt wohlerhaltenes Exemplar / Ex-Bibl. with two marks of "Interstate Commerce Commission Library", spine partial little rubbed, pencil marks on few pages. Maps in fine condition, altogether a good copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript] Pocket Journal

      1844-46 1844 - [74pp] Oblong miniature [6 cm x 7.5 cm] Bound in maroon sheep with a silver clasp at the fore edge. The binding is rubbed at the extremities with some chipping of the leather exposing the boards. Scotch tape over spine. This notebook has great content and shows the daily doings of an LDS convert in his capacity as clerk of two conferences(Edinburgh and Dundee) and his thoughts on the succession crisis following Joseph Smith's death and the introduction of polygamy by Smith's to his inner circle in Nauvoo. George Peden Waugh (1789-1856) was born in East Kilibride, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and spent his youth and early life as an enlisted man in the Royal Artillery. In August of 1840 Waugh was baptized by Orson Pratt in Edinburgh, he spent a number of years as the Clerk of the Edinburgh and Dundee Conferences. In 1853 Waugh emigrated to the Salt Lake Valley staying only a short while before leaving for a mission in Ontario, Canada. At the end of his mission Waugh traveled to England before returning to America aboard the 'Horizon'. Waugh joined the Martin handcart company on their trek west, Waugh died the day before the group entered the Salt Lake Valley on November 29, 1856"My Diary from my arrival in Liverpool on the 5th of April 1844 is Entered in my journal Book. This Note Book being only designed to Enter the Dates of Daily travels to be filled up at Leisure and then Erased - George P. Waugh"This notebook contains Waugh's expenses as well as money received in his travels as clerk, and the people he met with (some include the place as well as their profession). This notebook also contains letters and remarks. Including a letter to Alex Murray, Baker, New Castle. "Dear Bro. Murray / You must excuse / me for not writing you sooner. For things has been in a very Un / Settled State / for a long time / in Nauvoo. Since / and before Josephs Death / No Doubt rests on / My Mind concern / -ing the People in - Nauvoo. They / have polluted their / Inheritance thru / the Introduction of / that abominable / Spiritual Wife / Doctrine For St. - Paul Saith (Gal:I:49 / That. tho we (The Apostles / or an Angel from Heaven, Preach any other Gospel / than that which / We have Preached / unto you - Let him / be accursed Yea / So they are For / by Preaching an / another Gospel the Kingdom / is taken from / them & Given to / Another - Even to (S.R.) Who is the Prophet, Seer, & Revelator in / the Church of Jesus Christ of / LDS. Wherefore / their Temple and / People are Rejected / of the Lord. Even / because they Re / jected him Whom / the Lord ap / pointed / Yea because S.R. / Reproved them / of their Sins and / Iniquities, they / would not have / him for their / Prophet, But / the results will / be that they / the Saints in Nau / voo - will be / Driven from thence / before the Expirey / of Six Months / take Notice from / this 20th October 1845 / Brother Rigdon, is / a Man of God and / because He would / not Blind the Poor / English Saints & Build / Fine. Houses with their / Money as Joseph and / the Twelve did. For / Joseph had no less than / three. But not one / had poor S.R. to live / in but what he paid / Rent for, so judge / ye of the Matter" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      - This extremely rare, separately issued map of Montreal is printed on thin blue lettersheet-type paper and has the distinction of being one of the earliest maps of the city to have been published in Canada. It was issued in Montreal by the prominent firm of Armour & Ramsay, having been lithographed by George Matthews. The map showcases the entire city of Montreal as it was during the early 1840s, with its marked limits roughly enclosing what is today’s downtown. With a population of over 50,000, Montreal was then British North America’s largest city and its financial and cultural epicentre. The map maintains a roughly westward-orientated perspective and is centered on Old Montreal. The city is shown divided into wards, and while still in an intermediate stage of urbanization, the outer areas feature now familiar thoroughfares such as "Sherbrooke Street," "Dorchester Street" (today’s René Lévesque Boulevard) and "St. Denis Street". The "Lachine Canal," completed in 1824, pictured on the south side of town, had proven to be a major economic boon to the city, providing a transport connection to Upper Canada. Montreal’s coat of arms adorns the upper right corner of the composition. Beginning the lower-right and continuing on the upper left, the map labels 56 major buildings and sites of interest including: 1) St. James Church; 2) Catholic Bishop’s House; 3) St. Lawrence Market; 6) Dalhousie Square; 10) Theatre Royal; 11) Fish Market; 12) New Market; 13) Nelson’s Monument; 15) Court House; 16) Church of Scotland; 17) English Church; 19) Hotel Dieu; 20) French Cathedral (Notre-Dame Cathedral, completed in 1843); 21) Seminary; 23) Montreal Bank; 28) Recolet Church; 31) Custom House; 34) College; 36) Eagle Foundry; 44) Molson’s Brewery; 45) St. Marys Foundry; 46) New Gaol; 47) Spirit Distillery; 48) Exchange Coffee House; 51) Library & Nat. Histy. Socy.; 54) News Room; and 56) Post Office. The present map is one of the earliest maps of Montreal to have been printed in Canada and is one of the first city plans to have been lithographed in that country. Lithography was first introduced to Canada in 1831 (simultaneously in Montreal and Kingston). While the map was published under the authority of the bookseller and printer Armour & Ramsay, it was lithographed by George Matthews. Importantly, in 1843, Matthews had lithographed a series of scenes of Montreal by the artist James Duncan, rare works that are considered to be important monuments in the historic visual culture of the city. While seemingly not intended as a lettersheet, the map is printed on extremely thin blue lettersheet-type paper that was popular during the 1840s an 1850s. The map is quite large for a work printed on such paper and, being separately issued, this certainly contributed to the map’s low survival rate and its great rarity today. The addition of discreet contemporary manuscript annotations, in the centre left of the present example of the map, mark out "16 Bellevue Terrace," an address that was then the residence of the leading industrialist Thomas Moreland, the co-proprietor of Moreland, Watson & Co. Wholesalers, which in 1864 went on to found the steel firm, Montreal Rolling Mills. Armour & Ramsay: Leading Canadian Publisher The map is one of the rarest productions of Armour & Ramsay, then the leading bookseller and publisher in British North America. While relatively short-lived, the enterprise had a transformative impact upon print culture in what is now Canada. The firm was founded in 1835 by Andrew Harvie Armour (1809-59) and his brother-in-law Hew Ramsay (1811-57). Armour was the son of the Scots publisher and businessman Robert Armour (1781 - 1857), the owner of the Montreal Gazette, the city’s leading English-language newspaper, which had a strong Tory editorial bias (pro-British colonialism, right wing). Armour & Ramsay brought the Gazette from Robert Armour in 1836 and hired aggressive and highly partisan editors in order to sharpen the paper’s rhetoric

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      Norway House" [Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada], 1844. Folded sheet. Short separations at folds, hole from opening costing a few words, else very good. For much of the first half of the 19th century Great Britain and the United States had jointly occupied the fur-rich Oregon country (known as the Columbia District to the Hudson's Bay Company), the northwest coast region west of the continental divide, north of the Columbia River to the 54th parallel. By 1844, however, with America's vision of manifest destiny in full swing, the U.S. laid claim to the region, launching the Fifty-four Forty or Fight campaign. Particularly debated was the area north of the Columbia but south of the 49th parallel (i.e. much of present-day Washington State). Ross here argues that if that area were ceded, the entire region to the 54th parallel might as well be forsaken: "...Our furs, I am happy to see, sold well last winter, with the exception of Beaver, and the quantity sent home was by no means small, yet somehow or other, we cannot manage to make profit nowadays, tho' the trade was never carried on in this country with so little expense; there must be a peg loose somewhere, that is a clear case, but I shall not pretend to say where the leakage is. The trade of this Department for the last outfit is certainly very good...and as we are now again to hunt beaver without restraint, I expect the current year will produce something even better than the last...The Columbia too has given large return for the last outfit but its expenses, I fear, will swallow all up, and probably more; our affairs in that quarter, I expect are in a very critical state. The Americans are pouring across the mountains by thousands, and if the Oregon question be not speedily settled, some serious mischief will assuredly arise before long. These grasping Republicans it appears insist on the line of 49 to the sea; if they get that, it will be better to give them the whole, the rest will be of little value to England and will rather be a source of trouble and annoyance than of real benefit to the nation; they have no just claim whatever to any portion of the territory, but John Bull, good honest soul as he is, terrible when his anger is up, allows himself to be cheated and gulled by every body who can manage to blurry and tickle him into good humour. For my own part, I sincerely wish we were well rid of the whole concern, for I strongly fear we shall then suffer the heaviest blow that ever fell on the fur trade...." Two years later the Oregon Treaty was signed, setting the boundary between the U.S. and Canada as the 49th parallel.

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        Letter Signed "Friedrich Wilhelm" from Potsdam Dated 29 April 1844 Addressed to the Art Dealer Kortmann in Berlin. "I have received with thanks on the 27th of March the wall maps submitted by you and am happy to accept the offered dedication to me on the yet to be published general map of the Prussian State."]

      Potsdam 1844 - 29 April 1844. Quarto (26x22 cm). Quarter page written in dark brown ink of a wove paper bifolium. Original fold marks, a few minor splits at folds, some very mild staining but overall a very good letter. "Frederick William IV, the eldest son and successor of Frederick William III of Prussia, reigned as King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861. Also referred to as the "romanticist on the throne", he is best remembered for the many buildings he had constructed in Berlin and Potsdam, as well as for the completion of the Gothic Cologne cathedral. In politics, he was a conservative, and in 1849 he rejected the title of German Emperor offered to him by the Frankfurt parliament, considering that it was not in the parliament's gift" (Wikipedia).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        FREIBURG. "Das Münster zu Freiburg (Südliche Seiten- Ansicht)", links Kaufhaus und Häuserzeile, auf dem Platz reiche Personenstaffage.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Benoist nach Chapuy, 1844, 39 x 28 cm. Nicht bei Schefold; ähnlich Ansicht Nr. 23450, mit Abbildung. - Selten, tadellos erhalten!

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Die Nieder-Jagd in allen ihren Verzweigungen zu Holz, Feld und Wasser. Nebst vollständiger Anleitung zur Behandlung und Dressur der Hunde, einem Wörterbuch der Jagdsprache. Ein Handbuch für Jäger und Jagdfreunde. Bearbeitet von einem Jäger-Verein und redigirt von J.K.v. Train. Erster und Zweiter Band.

      Ulm, Verlag der J. Ebner'schen Buchhandlung 1844 - VI, 658 S. mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel, 434, 245 S. mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel, Lindner 11.2088,01. Der 658 Seiten umfassende Band 1 liegt in 2 Teilbänden vor. In Band 2 mit neuer Paginierung "Die zu Betrieb der Niederjagd mittelbar anwendbaren Thiere" (S. 1-110) und "Erklärung der in diesem Werke vorkommenden waidmännischen, technischen und physiographischen Bezeichnungen" (S. 111-245). Tafel 1 sauber, Tafel 2 leicht stockfleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1360 8°, Halbleder der Zeit mit Goldschnitt, Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, Name auf Vorsätzen, Vorsätue leicht fleckig, Papier vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig und leicht stockig, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Various places], 1844. Quarto. Original brown cloth. Cloth moderately soiled and stained. Light dampstaining to some of the text. About very good. Manuscript log book of the U.S.S. Delaware, kept by seaman Robert B. Storer during the ship's final voyage. The U.S.S. Delaware was launched in October 1820. She spent most of her active duty cruising in the Mediterranean, where she served in the interests of American commerce and diplomacy in that area, though she also spent several years stationed in Brazil, patrolling the coasts of Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina to represent American interests during political unrest in those countries. She began her final voyage to the Mediterranean in February 1843, setting out from Rio de Janeiro. This log covers the last three months of the Delaware's active service, documenting her return voyage from the Mediterranean to Norfolk. She arrived home in March 1844, and was still at the naval yard in 1861, when she was set afire with other U.S. ships in order to keep them from falling into Confederate hands. The log begins with the ship at anchor in Mahon harbor, off Minorca in the Mediterranean. Storer keeps details of provisioning the ship and readying to sail for first twelve days of January. As is standard with ship's logs, he records speeds, winds, and weather conditions, as well as the positioning of the sails. Everyday events such as inspecting the crew or holding "divine service" on Sundays are noted, as are sightings of other ships' sails and exchanging colors with passing vessels. The Delaware sights the coast of Spain and moves into the Atlantic around the third week in January; on February 2, crew member Jacob Lawrence, a marine, dies (though Storer does not say from what), and his funeral service is held the next day, and Lawrence's body is committed to the deep. Also of note, the Delaware investigates a wreck on February 15: "At 7.45 hauled up the courses, hauled down the jib and laid the main and mizen topsails to the mast, and sent a boat to board the wreck. At 8.15 the boat returned from the wreck; discovered her to be the English Hermaphrodite Brig 'Halifax' of 'Halifax,' loaded with lumber, water logged and foremast sawed off, nothing living on board." The rest of the voyage is uneventful and relatively smooth, and the Delaware sights the Cape Henry lighthouse on March 4. The last few days are recorded as the ship is anchored at Hampton Roads, including a salute to the passing of former Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer, who died on February 28.

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        Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official.

      London: J. Hatchard and Son,, 1844. 2 volumes, octavo (230 × 147 mm). Late 19th-century green morocco by Bickers sometime rebacked with the original spines laid down (hinges strengthened with green cloth), richly gilt spine, three-line gilt border on sides, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Chromolithograph portrait frontispieces, 24 plates of buildings, 6 plates or plants and ornaments. Spines and extremities of sides sunned. First edition. Sir William Henry Sleeman (1788-1856) "was a British soldier and administrator in India [who] joined the Bengal army in 1809. In 1820 he became assistant to the Governor-General's Agent in the Sagar and Narmada territories... [and] is famous for... his role in the suppression of thagi [thuggee]. He was Resident at Gwalior from 1843 to 1849 and at Lucknow from 1849-1856. He died at sea near Sri Lanka in 1856. In his book Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official he has given a very sympathetic account of India and its people" (Mishra & Mishra, India Through Alien Eyes, Chapter 8). Sleeman's chapter on suttee has been described as "one of the longest suttee texts in Victorian literature" (Margery Sabin, Dissenters and Mavericks: Writings about India in English, 1765-2000, Oxford 2002, p. 80).

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        MÜNCHEN. - Oktoberfest. "Pferde-Rennen, bey dem Landwirthschaftlichen Octoberfeste in München". Blick von der Theresienhöhe auf die Festwiese während des Pferderennens, innerhalb der Rennbahn Zelte und Aufbauten, vorne zahlreiche Zuschauer.

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1844, 28 x 43,5 cm. Nicht bei Maillinger, Pfister und Lentner; Slg. Proebst 1852; Pressler 500, dort Teilnehmer am Rennen, Verlauf und Sieger beschrieben. - Interessante, seltene Lithographie. Das sehr figurenreiche Blatt ist kostümlich von höchstem Interesse. - Alt auf getuschte Einfassungslinie geschnitten, auf braunes Papier montiert, die Inschrift ausgeschnitten und aufgezogen. Im originalen Biedermeier-Kirschholzrahmen. Wundervolles altes Kolorit.

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      London, 1844. Folio. Publisher's brown moire cloth boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, rebacked and retipped with dark brown calf. Endpapers and tissue guards renewed, scattered minor soiling. Else very good. First edition, handcolored issue. Catlin published the first two issues of CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO... simultaneously in late November 1844. The first issue was handcolored, and the second had tinted plates. Catlin originally envisaged publishing a series of linked but separate portfolios, each with its own theme: religious rites, dances, costumes, etc. Unfortunately, the first series was the only one that was ever published, and its production proved to be so taxing (both financially and physically) that Catlin sold both the publication and distribution rights to Henry Bohn. CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO contains the results of his years of painting, living with and travelling amongst the Great Plains Indians. Catlin summarized the American Indians as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, - yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. In addition to publishing the present work, Catlin spent from 1837 to 1852 touring the United States, England, France, and Holland with his collection of paintings, examples of Indian crafts and accompanied by representative members of the Indian tribes. A financial reverse in 1852 meant that he lost the collection, but he spent his later years making several trips to South and Central America, sketching the natives there. The plates are as follows: 1) "North American Indians." 2) "Buffalo Bull Grazing." 3) "Wild Horses, at Play." 4) "Catching the Wild Horse." 5) "Buffalo Hunt, Chase." 6) "Buffalo Hunt, Chase." 7) "Buffalo Hunt, Chase." 8) "Buffalo Dance." 9) "Buffalo Hunt, Surround." 10) "Buffalo Hunt, White Wolves attacking a Buffalo Bull." 11) "Buffalo Hunt, Approaching a Ravine." 12) "Buffalo Hunt, Chasing Back." 13) "Buffalo Hunt, Under the White Wolf Skin." 14) "Snow Shoe Dance." 15) "Buffalo Hunt, on Snow Shoes." 16) "Wounded Buffalo Bull." 17) "Dying Buffalo Bull, in Snow Drift." 18) "The Bear Dance." 19) "Attacking the Grizzly Bear." 20) "Antelope Shooting." 21) "Ball Players." 22) "Ball-Play Dance." 23) "Ball Play." 24) "Archery of the Mandans." 25) "Wi-Jun-Jon an Assiniboine Chief...Going to Washington...Returning to his home." A highly important record of a "truly lofty and noble race....A numerous nation of human beings...three-fourths of whose country has fallen into the possession of civilized man...twelve million of whose bodies have fattened the soil in the mean time; who have fallen victims to whiskey, the small-pox, and the bayonet" (Catlin).

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      Oregon Territory, Columbia River, 1844. Old folds. A few stains. Some small closed splits along folds, longer split along bottom fold of second leaf, with no loss of text. Overall very good. A remarkable letter, offering a wealth of information on the activities of the Methodist Mission in Oregon Territory in the 1840s, and including vivid details of the attempted sacrifice of a young slave by local Indians. At the time of this letter the Methodist Mission in Oregon was a decade old, and leadership was passing from the mission's founder, Rev. Jason Lee. Henry Brewer's letter describes this tumultuous time in the mission's history, gives information on his own experiences with local Indians and relates, in riveting detail, the near sacrifice of a young slave. Henry Bridgeman Brewer (1813-86) was a Methodist missionary born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. In October 1839 he sailed with the Methodist Episcopal Mission around Cape Horn, arriving at Fort Vancouver the following June. He served as a farmer, teacher, and translator at the Wascopum Mission at the Dalles of the Columbia River until 1847, when the mission was transferred to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and he returned to Massachusetts. The most striking passage in Brewer's letter describes the attempted sacrifice of a young slave by a grieving Indian father: "While we were on our visit to Wallamette a circumstance took place which shows that heathenistic practices are not all done away. It may be a good story for a Sabbath school. Sinimsh an Indian who lives not far from our house had a little boy whom he loved dearly; the father's heart was set upon him. This little boy was taken sick and died. The father had a little slave that used to wait upon his little son in his life time. The father thought for the love he had for his son he ought to sacrifice the slave at his death, accordingly the deceased child and the living slave were taken to the sepulchre of the dead. (The Indians of the Dalles bury their dead in houses made of boards on an island in the Dalles to keep them from the wolves). The slave is probably eight years old. He made no resistance. They bound him hand & foot & laid him upon the bodies of other deceased persons who had been recently placed there, with his face downward & the body of the deceased child placed upon him. Just as they were about to leave him he called to them to loose the cord that bound him but they heeded not his cries. In this awful situation he spent one long dismal night though before morning he shook the corpse off from him. He said he heard the dead singing (the Indians believe this to be really true). One of the chiefs was in at Br. Perkins & was mentioning the circumstances & said he tried to dissuade them from doing as they did. Br. P. tried to have them bring him away that night but in vain. The next day Br. Perkins ransomed him from the grave by paying three blankets & a shirt which are to be placed in the room of the slave so that the dead may not be robbed. Br. P. has named him Ransom for he was ransomed from the grave. The little slave is a bright active little fellow. The sores where he was tied have not quite healed. Br. P. has him along & will probably put him out to some good pious man at Wallamette as an apprentice." Brewer's letter also gives a great deal of information about the activities of the missionaries in Oregon, including the succession of the leadership of the mission from the founder, Jason Lee, to George Gary, and the activities of missionaries Alvin F. Waller and H.K.W. Perkins. Brewer writes: "You no doubt have been apprised that Rev. Geo. Gary has been appointed to supercede Br. Lee in the superintendency of the Oregon Mission. The board no doubt made a good selection. Br. Gary is a good Father to us all. He is now 51 years old & a man of much experience. The board authorized him to dismiss all of the secular men of the mission except myself & sell all the farms, mills &c &c of the mission except the Wascopam [sic] farm, as they know not enough about that station to determine. Br. Gary has acted accordingly. The three farms on the Willamette are sold. The Indian school is given up, the store at Willamette Falls is sold &c." Toward the end of the letter, in a passage dated Oct. 3, Brewer announces his arrival at Wallamette Falls, relates news of the health of his wife, and describes the recent murder of a feared Indian: "Kladicula the Indian who abused us last spring was shot by a Cayuse Indian a few days before I left home. The Indians all seem to rejoice for they feared him. Thus you see vengeance belongs to God. I have felt for some time as though he would be cut off for his sins." An exceptional letter from an Oregon missionary.

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        Ein Sommernachtstraum von Shakespeare. Musik von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Seinem Freunde Heinrich Conrad Schleinitz zugeeignet. Vierhändiger Clavierauszug vom Componisten (mit Texten). Op. 61.

      Leipzig Breitkopf & Härtel; Lyon Benacci & Peschier; Mailand Lucca; London Ewer & Co ohne Jahr (um ) 1844 - 26 x 34 cm. Gestochener Titel. 115 Seiten mit Plattennummer 7040. Halbleinenband der Zeit mit eingraviertem und vergoldetem Namenszug "Pellegrini" auf Vorderdeckel (Ecken und Kanten beschabt, Rücken stellenweise beschabt). Datierung nach KVK. - Vorderer Vorsatz mit Restspuren eines entfernten Schildchens, hinterer fliegender Vorsatz fehlt, Seiten 33/34 mit großer Ausrissstelle am Seitenrand unten, Seiten 113/114 mit einer kleinen Ausrissstelle am Seitenrand; sonst innen gut erhalten und durchgehend sowie in Abstufungen leicht bis mäßig und meist auf die Randbereiche beschränkt fleckig. 1020 g Schlagworte: Notenhefte - Music; Old and Rare Books; Musikwissenschaft; Noten; Notenbücher; Klaviernoten; Klavier; Piano

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      Philadelphia: II); Daniel Rice & James G. Clark (Vol. III), 1844. Folio. Expertly bound to style in half black morocco and period cloth covered boards, spines gilt. Very good. First edition of "One of the most costly and important [works] ever published on the American Indians" (Field), "a landmark in American culture" (Horan), and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life, including some of the greatest American handcolored lithographs of the 19th century. This copy has a complete set of the very rare original wrappers, here uniformly bound as a fourth volume. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indian for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with American Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1839, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years he was joined by James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer, and from 1833 a Cincinnati banker, who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures among the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its color plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors, and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates), or worked up by King from the watercolors of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865, so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. This was the most elaborate plate book produced in the United States to date, and its publishing history is extremely complex. The titlepages give an indication of issue and are relatively simple: volume I, first issue was by Edward C. Biddle and is dated 1836 or more usually 1837; the second issue is by Frederick W. Greenough and dated 1838; and the third issue is by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark and dated 1842. Volume II, first issue is by Frederick W. Greenough and dated 1838, and the second issue is by Rice & Clark and dated 1842. Volume III, first issue is by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark and dated 1844. Copies of the work with their original wrappers are of the utmost scarcity and seldom found.

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      New York & Philadelphia, 1844. Royal octavo. Half titles. Period half black morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt. Spines a bit rubbed. Scattered foxing, generally to the tissue guards and text. Else very good. The first octavo edition of "Audubon's Great National Work." This is the first complete edition and the first American edition. The work is one of the "most beautiful, popular, and important natural history books published in America in the nineteenth century...[also] representing the best of pre-Civil War American lithography and giving Audubon the opportunity finally to display his scholarship and genius to a large American audience for the first time" (Ron Tyler). The plates, here accompanied by the text for the first time, were reduced and variously modified from the Havell engravings in the double elephant folio. Seven new species are figured, and seventeen others, previously described in the ORNITHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY but not illustrated, were also shown for the first time. Audubon may have been prompted to publish the reduced version of his double elephant folio by the appearance in 1839 of John Kirk Townsend's rival ORNITHOLOGY OF THE UNITED STATES; or, as he writes in the introduction to the present work, he may have succumbed to public demand and his wish that a work similar to his large work should be published, but "at such a price, as would enable every student or lover of nature to place it in his Library." The first edition of the octavo work is certainly the most famous and accessible of all American color plate books, and now represents the only realistic opportunity that exists for collectors to own an entire collection of Audubon images in a form that was overseen and approved by the great artist himself. The octavo BIRDS OF AMERICA was originally issued in 100 parts, each containing five plates executed by the Philadelphia lithographer, J.T. Bowen. The whole story of the production of the book, with detailed information about every aspect of the project, is told by Ron Tyler in AUDUBON'S GREAT NATIONAL WORK (Austin, 1993). The story Tyler tells of the difficulties of production and marketing are revealing of the whole world of color printing in mid-19th-century America. By combining detailed text with careful observations next to his famous images, Audubon proved that he was as good a scientific naturalist as the members of the scientific establishment who had scorned him.

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        The Laws of Harmonious Colouring Adapted to Interior Decorations, Manufactures, and Other Useful Purposes

      London: W. S. Orr and Co, 1844. Fifth Edition. Full Leather. Fine. David Ramsay Hay (1798-1966) was best known as a decorator and theorist of color who produced interiors for Sir Walter Scott and Queen Victoria. Important work in color theory that influenced interior design in the 19th century. An exquisite leather binding by master binder Julie Stackpole, completed by her in 1973 and signed at base of inside rear cover. 103, 10 (ads) pp. 8vo. Full leather binding in a light tan leather with five raised bands at spine, gold titling. Decorative leather onlay to cover board replicates multi-color illustration of Plate II at page 23; blind embossed border on front and rear boards. Top edge gilt. Light foxing within. Five vibrant color plates with tissue guards showing eight examples of colors working together in harmony. Housed in paper covered slipcase with leather border at opening that matches binding leather.

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        Moeurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde

      Libr. Historique-Artistique, Brüssel 1844 - Moeurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d aprés des authentiques et les voyages les plus récents ; publié par Auguste Wahlen (d. i. Jean Francois Nicolas Louymer). Afrique - Amérique. - Bruxelles : Libr. Historique-Artistique, 1844. - 365 S. : 42 kol. Holzstichtaf. 4°. Halblederband d. Zt. - Mit gest., kol. Titelvign., marmorierten Vors. u. geprägtem, goldverz. Rücken. /Seiten leicht gebräunt u. stockfleckig, Einband berieben u. bestoßen/ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scritti politici inediti. raccolti a documentarne la vita e i tempi

      Tipografia della Svizzera italiana, Lugano 1844 - Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con nervi, fregi a secco e titolo oro al ds. Fioriture dovute al tipo di carta ma, nel complesso, ottimo stato di conservazione. La lunga prefazione è scritta da Giuseppe Mazzini. Seguono numerose lettere, discorsi e scritti vari. 8vo (cm. 22,3), 2 cc.nn. (di 3, l occhietto non è presente in questo esemplare), frontespizio e dedica dell Editore a Gino Capponi, Enrico Mayer e Pietro Bastogi), da p.(VII) a p. XXXX, 264 pp. con due tavv. f.t., una con il ritratto del Foscolo, l altra raffigurante il cimitero dove l A. fu seppellito. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Fly-Fisher's Entomology. Illustrated by Coloured Representations of the Natural and Artificial Insect

      London: Longman, 1844. Third edition. With 20 hand-colored engraved plates, 32-page publisher's catalogue dated October 1845. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's blindstamped green cloth (variant binding with slightly different pattern cloth), slight soiling. Ownership signature and bookplate of William Arthur Sparrow. Fresh, bright copy. Third edition. With 20 hand-colored engraved plates, 32-page publisher's catalogue dated October 1845. 1 vols. 8vo. Westwood & Satchell, p.178

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        Traité de Fauconnerie.

      - Leiden & Düsseldorf 1844-1853. Elephant-Folio (695 x 510mm). With tinted lithographic pictorial titlepage, 2 tinted lithographic plates and 14 handcoloured lithographic plates. Recent green half morocco, richly gilt spine in 7 compartments with falcon ornaments, frontcover with gilt lettered label. "The finest work on Falconry which has ever been produced; not only on account of the beauty of the plates, wherein the hawks are depicted life-size and of the natural colours, but also for the general accuracy of the letterpress . Exclusive of the ornamental title-page., there are 16 folio plates, 2 of which are illustrative of Heron Hawking at the Loo, in 1844, with portraits of contemporary falconers; 2 others contain figures of hoods, jesses, lure, and other accessories; and the remaining 12 give life-size coloured figures of the hawks employed by falconers, admirably drawn by Joseph Wolf and J.B. Sonderland" (Harting, Bibliotheca Accipitraria 194). A fine copy with the first 3 text leaves skilfully reproduced. The 'Traité de fauconnerie' is the rarest and most beautiful sought after book on falconry ever published. According to the exhibition catalogue (1993) on falconry books in the Dutch Royal Library (The Hague) most likely only 100 copies were printed of which nowadays no more than 50 copies can be located.Fine Bird Books 105; Nissen IVB, 832. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DAS BELLETRISTISCHE AUSLAND VON CARL SPINDLER. Vorhanden: Die drei Musketiere (1.-6. Bändchen, 1844); Die drei Musketiere (7.-10. Bändchen, 1844); Zwanzig Jahre nachher (1.-6. Bändchen, 1845); Zwanzig Jahre nachher (7.-14. Bändchen, 1845); Der Graf von Bragelonne (1.-6. Bändchen, 1847); Der Graf von Bragelonne (7.-14. Bändchen, 1848); (15.-24. Bändchen, 1849); Der Graf von Bragelonne (25.-32. Bändchen, 1849); Der Graf von Bragelonne (33.-41. Bändchen, 1850), Komplett? Aus dem Französischen von August Zoller. Hrsg:

      Verlag der Franckh 'schen Buchhandlung., Stuttgart. 1844 - Halbln. mit Ln.Ecken, Marmorschnitt, Einbandläsuren der Zeit (berieben, Kanten bestossen, Einband gelockert), sonst gt. Zustand. Die Bände "Die drei Musketiere; Zwanzig Jahre nachher" sind im Jahr der franz. Erstausgabe 1844, 1845 erschienen. SEHR SELTEN! 1900 gr. 9 Bände, 10x13 cm, ca. 3600 S. Kabinetsbibliothek der classischen Romane aller Nationen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Hogarth's Kupferstiche [.], in 62 Blättern.

      Wien, Rudolf Sammer, [1844]. - Drucktitel und 62 numerierte Radierungen (eine in späterem Abzug). Blauer Pappband der Zeit mit dem originalen Broschurtitel am Vorderdeckel aufgezogen. Folio (370 x 255 mm). Zur Illustration von "Georg Christoph Lichtenberg's Ausführlicher Erklärung der Hogarthischen Kupferstiche" schuf der Kupferstecher Carl Rahl als Radierung ausgeführte Reproduktionen der Blätter William Hogarths. Sie geben die originalen Graphiken in auf etwa die Hälfte reduzierter Größe wieder. außerhalb der Plattenränder. - Einband an den Rändern stärker lädiert; Titel stockfleckig, sonst im ganzen wohlerhalten. Die erste Radierung ("Herumstreifenden Komödiantinnen") in einem späteren Abzug lose beiliegend und an den Rändern lappig. ÖBL VIII, 390. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Wild Sports of Southern Africa

      London: Pelham Richardson, 1844. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. VG+ to near Fine. narrative of an expedition from the Cape of Good hope through the territories of the Chielf Moselekatse to the Tropic of Capricorn. This is the first edition to contain the full complement of hand colored plates and the two extra chapters. 359 pp. Ill. Considered the first, and a cornerstone title, essential in any African sporting library. The first big game hunting book ever written, credit with popularizing sport hunting in Africa throughout the world. As good to read today as it was 165 years ago. The third and fourth impressions are sought after because of the colored plates. Original red cloth, elaborately blind stamped and with gilt animal vignettes on front cover and spine. VG+, fine internally. Hard to find in such bright original cloth with bright crisp gilt. Only mild wear at spine tips and corners, and more important, free of foxing to any of the plates. Great collector copy.

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      London, 1844. Folio. Publisher's half green morocco and moiré cloth boards, titled in gilt "Catherwood's Views / in Central America / Chiapas and Yucatan" at center of upper cover, titled in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Very good. "In the whole range of literature on the Maya there has never appeared a more magnificent work" - Von Hagen. This beautiful and rare plate book was printed in an edition of 300 copies. It is seldom found in presentable condition, and it is one of the first and primary visual records of the rediscovery of Mayan civilization. Until the publication of the work of Alfred Maudslay at the turn of the century, this was the greatest record of Mayan iconography. Frederick Catherwood was a British architect and artist with a strong interest in archaeology. These combined talents led him to accompany the American traveller and explorer, John Lloyd Stephens, on two trips to the Mayan region of southern Mexico in 1839 and 1841. These explorations resulted in Stephens' two famous works, INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN CENTRAL AMERICA, CHIAPAS, AND YUCATAN and INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN YUCATAN. These immensely popular works, foundation stones in Mayan studies, were both illustrated by Catherwood and inspired him to undertake the larger portfolio. Catherwood's VIEWS was produced in London, although issued with both London and New York titlepages. Catherwood recruited some of the most distinguished lithographers in London to translate his originals onto stone: Andrew Picken, Henry Warren, William Parrott, John C. Bourne, Thomas Shotter Boys, and George Belton Moore. The beautiful titlepage was executed by Owen Jones. Three hundred sets were produced, most of them tinted, as in the present copy (there is a colored issue on card stock, which is exceedingly rare). The views depict monuments and buildings at Copan, Palenque, Uxmal, Las Monjas, Chichen Itza, Tulum, and several scattered sights. The work of Stephens and Catherwood received great praise, but neither lived to enjoy it long. Stephens died in 1852 of malaria contracted in Colombia, and Catherwood went down on a steamship in the North Atlantic in 1854. "Catherwood belongs to a species, the artist- archaeologist, which is all but extinct. Piranesi was the most celebrated specimen and Catherwood his not unworthy successor" - Aldous Huxley. Not in Abbey.

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        Gedichte von Eduard Mörike. Revidirte und mit Neuem vermehrte Sammlung. Manuscript des Verfassers 1844. 185,13 S. Kirschroter Orig.-Maroquinbd. mit reicher Romantikervergoldung auf Deckeln u. Rücken, Rückentitel, Steh- u. Innenkantenvergoldung, Vollgoldschnitt. In Orig.-Schuber.

      0 - Vollständiges Faksimile seines Originalmanuskripts von 1844. Herrlich gebunden und perfekt erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La vie de Michel de Ruiter duc, chevalier, lieutenant amiral général de Hollande & de Oüest-Frise. Où est comprise l'histoire maritime des Provinces Unies, depuis l'an 1652. jusques à 1676. Traduite du hollandois ...Amsterdam, Pieter and Joan Blaeu for Waesberge, Boom, Van Someren and Goethals, 1698. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, full-page engraved portrait, 7 double-page engraved plates by Bastiaen Stoopendaal, and 1 full-page engraved plate by J. Mulder. Early 18th-century calf, gold-tooled board edges.

      Alden & Landis 698/27; Cat. NHSM, p. 844; Sabin 7406; for the author: NNBW VI, cols. 184-187. First French edition of a renowned biography of the Dutch Admiral Michiel Adriaansz. de Ruyter, written by the historian Geeraert (Gerard) Brandt and edited by his sons Caspar and Johannes. The biography, esteemed for its literary qualities, drew on first-hand documents that were partly lost in a fire in 1844 and remains of great importance.Born in Vlissingen in 1607, De Ruyter took to the seas at the age of 11. By the age of 15, when he joined the Dutch Navy, he had sailed with whalers, pirates and merchants, travelling as far as Morocco and the West Indies. De Ruyter owes his greatest fame however to his role in the three Anglo-Dutch Wars. He fought the English off the coast of West Africa, the Caribbean, temporarily took St John's, New Foundland, and even considered retaking New York (which plan was frustrated by the heavy damage he sustained to his ships). The fine plates, the same as in the Dutch edition, show sea battles (Plymouth, Nyborg, Kijkduin and Sicily), views of Algiers and Chatham, De Ruyter's funeral, and his tomb in the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam. The Dutch edition was first published in 1687.With an early 18th-century armorial bookplate of the Vaernewijck family (engraved by François Heijlbrouck) on an endleaf, and a 13-line note about the book and about De Ruyter in large early 19th-century stencilled roman letters on the paste-down. In very good condition, slightly browned and stained at places. Spine chafed and slightly damaged at the foot. An important life of Michiel de Ruyter.

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        Vie de Rancé EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: H.L. Delloye & Garnier, 1844. Fine. H.L. Delloye & Garnier, Paris s.d. (1844), 13,5x21,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in half tan sheepskin, flat spine decorated with black nets with minor scrapes without gravity, marbled paper plates, contemporary binding. Scattered spots. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane fauve, dos lisse orné de filets noirs comportant de légères éraflures sans gravité, plats de papier marbré, reliure de l'époque. Rousseurs éparses.

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        A Treatise on the Forces Which Produce the Organization of Plants

      Harper & Brothers, New York, New York. 1844 - First Edition. With colored frontispiece, and three plates (one double-page) containing 136 figures. Professionally rebound in full navy blue cloth with title label with gilt lettering taken from the original binding on spine. Interior is clean and unmarked. With new end papers. Binding is square and solid. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naturgeschichte der domesticirten Vögel in ökonomischer und technischer Hinsicht. Ein Hand. und Hülfsbuch für Jedermann, besonders für Stadt- und Landwirthe.

      Vlg. Heynemann, Halle um 1844. - 8°, fester Kartoneinband der Zeit, ca. 400 Seiten, 6 farbige Abb.-Seiten nach Zeichnungen von Fr. Raumann Naturgeschichte der domesticirten Vögel in ökonomischer und technischer Hinsicht. Ein Hand- und Hülfsbuch für Jedermann, besonders für Stadt- und Landwirthe. (Die Zwischentitel sind jeweils mit eingebunden, im Ganzen besteht das Werk aus 6 Teilen, jeweils mit einer kolorierten Tafel). 1. Der gemeine Schwan und seine Verwandten. Ihre Naturgeschichte, Zucht, Wartung und Pflege, so wie ökonomische Benutzung. Nebst einer allgemeinen Einleitung in die Naturgeschichte der Vögel (Stich und 56 Seiten). 2. Die gemeine Gans und Ente nebst ihren Verwandten. Ihre . (1 Stich und 67 Seiten). 3. Der gemeine Pfau, das Truthuhn und Perlhuhn nebst ihren Verwandten. Ihre . (Stich und 70 Seiten). 4. Die Tauben nebst ihren Verwandten. Ihre Naturgeschichte, Zucht, Wartung, Pflege und Krankheiten und deren Heilung, so wie ökonomisch-technische Benutzung (Stich und 105 Seiten). 5. Das Haus-Huhn nebst seinen Verwandten. Ihre . (Stich und 67 Seiten). 6. [Die Stubenvögel] (Stich und 135 Seiten). Zustand: Die Jahreszahlen auf den Titeleien sind teils weggeschabt, Bindung angebrochen beim Pfau, Block partiell stockfleckig und fleckig, Stich Tauben mit Stiftgekrakel, Reihentitel Stubenvögel fehlt, Stich Stubenvögel mit hinten geklebtem Riss und mit Randläsuren, einige wenige Seiten angerändert und mit Randläsuren. Einband fleckig, Rücken oben und unten mit Fehlstelle, Besitzervermerk der Zeit auf Vorsatz, sonst gut. Das Buch wurde ehedem ausgiebig gelesen, ist dennoch in einem passablen Zustand. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cassiodor Antiquariat]
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        The Theogony of the Hindoos;: with their systems of philosophy and cosmogony. An essay.

      London John Murray 1844 - A very good copy bound in contemporary red morocco, ornate gilt fillet, richly gilt spine.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        American Archives: Fourth Series. Containing a documentary History of The English Colonies in North America, from The King' s Message to Parliament, of March 7, 1774, to the Declaration of Independence by the United States. Volume V.

      Washington 1844 - 35,8 x 23,5 cm, CXI, 1759 p., fine copy, halbfranz

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Wempe]
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        Universal-Handbuch der allgemeinen Wasser-Heilkunde in ihrer Anwendung für alle Krankheiten des menschlichen und thierischen Körpers, mit den genauesten Vorschriften zu ihrer Heilung und Verhütung durch bloße Anwendung des kalten Wassers. Bearbeitet von mehreren Wasser-Heilkundigen.

      Ulm J Ebner 1844 - Oktav. Mit 21 Abbildungen (diverse Badeeinrichtungen) auf doppelblattgroßem Frontispiz. 2 Bl., 428 S., 2 Bl. Halblederband der Zeit mit schöner Rückenvergoldung. Nach dem alphabetischen Ordnungsprinzip, annähernd 1000 Stichworte umfaßende "Encyklopädie der gesammten Hydrotherapie und Diätetik" (Vorwort). - Beschabt und bestoßen. Titel mit Stempel; durchgehend (teils stärker) fleckig; stellenweise wasserrandig; vereinzelt Anmerkungen von alter Hand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: terrahe.oswald]
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        Chronicle of England, France, Spain and the Adjoining Countries, From the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II. to the Coronation of Henry IV. (2 Volume Set)

      William Smith, 1844. Complete 2 volume set bound in brown leather along the spine and at the corners over marbled paper boards, spines have the title in a reddish-brown box along with raised bands with gilt stamping, color frontis and b/w illustrations in the text, 768 and 733 pages. Translated from the French editions with variations and additions by Thomas Johnes to which are prefixed A Life Of the Author, An Essay on His Works, and A Criticism on His History. The leather is a bit scuffed and starting to crack along the joints but the hinges are still secure, marbled panels are scuffed especially where the leather along the spine joins the panels, end papers show marginal discoloration from contact with the leather on the cover and are cracking in spots along the hinges along with bookplates from two different previous owners, paper is lightly age toned and has occasional spotting. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. This set weighs over 7 pounds and will need additional postage for Priority or International shipment. . Later Edition. Half-Leather. Good/No Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books]
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        Aus Mehemed Ali's Reich. Erster Theil. Unter-Aegypten. Zweiter Theil. Ober-Aegypten. Dritter Theil. Nubien und Sudan. Vom Verfasser der Briefe eines Verstorbenen. Zweiter Theil. Ober-Aegypten. Dritter Theil. Nubien und Sudan. 3 Bände. Erste Aisg.

      Stuttgart, Hallberger'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1844. IV, 368 S. / 366, 2 S. (Verlagsanz.), 344 S. Mit einigen lithogr. Abb. im Text. 8°, moderne Kalbslederbände mit RSchild. Goed. XIV, 719; 453. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 145. Kainbacher 326. Borst 2133. - Beschreibung der Reise von 1837 durch Ägypten und den Sudan. - Nur schwach fleckig, Bd. 2 etw. stärker.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Italian Confectioner; or, Complete Economy of Desserts, according to the most modern and approved practice

      London: E.S. Ebers, 1844. New edition, revised and enlarged. Portrait frontispiece, 2 folding plates, 6 full page plates of bills of fare followed by 599 recipes. 8vo., oriignal cloth backed boards with original printed paper spine label, some rubbing and marking to boards but a good copy. London, E.S. Ebers. 1844. Contemporary ownership inscription of one Elizabeth Scott. The book was first published in 1820 - in this new edition, Jarrin's name appears as W.A. instead of G.A. for the first time, his original first name 'Guillermo' having been anglicized to 'William'. Simon BG 884;Bitting p.244 and Pxford p.149 describe the third 1827 ediiton; Cag;e 777 describes the 1829 fourth edition.

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