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        The Western Tourist, or Emigrant's Guide through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri and the Territories of Wisconsin and Iowa: Being an Accurate and Concise Description of Each State, Territory, and County

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1844. Hardcover. Near fine. Early edition of this often reprinted guide, which was first published in 1839. 3.5" x 6", pp vi, [7]-119, with hand-colored folding map. Modern cloth with leather label mounted to front board, new endpapers. Light foxing, map with one closed tear along a fold and a few pinholes; near fine. Just a few years earlier, the region described in this guide had been considered the outskirts of civilization, but now (we are told in the Preface) "it is the residence of an active, enterprizing, and intelligent population," where "cities have sprung up as if by magic; agriculture, manufactures and commerce flourish; [and] literature, science, and the arts are extending their healthful and invigorating influence throughout the country." Providing details of population, topography, and natural resources, this guide was to offer useful information for the potential settler, as well as for the tourist, who could consult it about distances between towns and the routes of railroads and stage coaches. Sabin 82932; Howes S-615.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA ]
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        Barcelona. Tomada de la Fonda de vista alegre.

      Paris: chez Bulla, 1844. - Imagen: 21 x 32cm. Márgenes recortados, respetando el texto. Vista dibujada por Chapuy y litografiada por Monthelier. Extraordinario color a mano de la época. Magnífico ejemplar que destaca por la calidad del color. Raro.

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Castro-Sevilla]
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        Granada. Tomada desde el Camino de la Fuente del Arellano.

      Paris, 1844. - Imagen: 27 x 37 cm. Papel: 40 x 46.5 cm. Litografía. Ejemplar con puntos de óxido.

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Castro-Sevilla]
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        SEVILLA. Vista de la Catedral tomada desde la Plaza del Triunfo.

      Paris: chez Bulla - Lemercier, 1844. - Imagen: 27x36. Papel: 39x52,5. Litografía de un dibujo de Chapuy. Buen estado. Raro. Una procesión pasa por la Plaza del Triunfo delante de la Catedral con el Archivo de Indias a la izquierda y el Palacio Arzobispal al fondo. Vista muy apreciada.

      [Bookseller: Librería Antonio Castro-Sevilla]
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        Art De Construire Et De Gouverner Les Serres

      Audot, Paris 1844 - 104 pages in text. Small landscape 4to, 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 cm. Twenty-one lithographic plates, one a large foldout (Greenhouse of the Botanical Garden at the University of Louvain), and containing eighty-eight individual illustrations of plats and greenhouses (design details of interior and exterior views). Some drawings to scale. Text covers construction of an orangerie, warm and cold weather greenhouses. The author was Chief gardener of the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Lovely copy, slight text age-toning, original wrappers bound-in, marbled endpapers, a few plates with toning at fore-edge not affecting images. OCLC lists three copies only. Later marbled boards with brown leather spine label printed in gilt. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Valencia Plaza del mercado.

      Paris, Bulla 1844 - Litografia acuarelada a mano con unas medidas de 48x34 cms.El mercado con gran cantidad de personajes populares El texto en francés y español.restaurado los margenes pero sin afectar a la plancha.rara vista de la colección más rara de vistas de ciudades españolas publicada en el s XIX.

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        The History of Drogheda, With its Environs. An Introductory Memoir of the Dublin and Drogheda Railway. In Two Volumes.

      The Author 1844 - Dublin: Published by the Author, 1844. Pp (1) cxxxiv, 260, with engraved title page, 16 engraved plates and a folded map. (2) iv, 475, with 3 map and 3 engravings in text. Original brown cloth, decorated in blind, gilt title to spines, covers heavily stained, bindings tight, contents in very good condition throughout with occasional browning to plates. Scarce work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ulysses Rare Books Ltd. ABA, ILAB]
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        Ingresso in Trento per il ponte di S. Lorenzo.

      Kirchmayr, Venezia. 1844 - Veduta panoramica raffigurante il ponte di S. Lorenzo sul fiume Adige, presso Trento. Ad opera dei veneti Giovanni Battista Calderari (disegno dal vero) e Marco Moro (litografia), ricorda il lavoro di Pezolt. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Trento nelle Stampe d’Arte" di Aldo Chemelli, scheda n. 74 pagg. 244 e 245. Si vende in cornice. Formato: Litografia di dimensioni 11x16,5 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        Visite de Mgr le Duc D'Aumale à la Croix-Rousse, dans l'atelier de M. Carquillat, le 24 Août 1841.

      Lyon: manufactured by Didier, Petit et Cie; woven by Michel–Marie Carquillat, 1844 - Woven image on silk (the whole 111 × 84 cm) using Jacquard's punch-card method of weaving. Vertical surface abrasion to the lower half of the sheet where sometime centrally folded, causing a pale white line, the odd spot or stain but a remarkable survival in a very good state of preservation. One of the first paintings woven on a Jacquard loom, using the punch-card system, extremely rare. "Jacquard, born into a Lyonnese family of weavers, was inspired by Vaucanson's punched-card loom to invent the Jacquard attachment, which caused any loom that used it to be called a Jacquard loom. The attachment was an automatic device that for the first time allowed a single operator to control from the loom all the movements involved in the production of complex woven patterns Jacquard's invention made use of a punched-card system for storing and generating patterns. In the production of designs different cards were tied together by ribbons and hundreds of cards could be used in elaborate designs. Charles Babbage later incorporated punched-card technology as a method of data and program input in the design of the Analytical Engine. For use in the United States Census of 1890, Herman Hollerith developed electrical machines for tabulating data stored on punched cards. Hollerith's company eventually evolved into IBM. Punched-card tabulation remained a primary means of data processing until it was phased out around 1960" (Origins of Cyberspace p. 261-262). "As well as patterned textiles for ordinary use, the technique was used to produce elaborate and complex images as exhibition pieces. One well-known piece was a shaded portrait of Jacquard seated at table with a small model of his loom. The portrait was woven in 1839 in fine silk by a firm in Lyon using a Jacquard punched-card loom. The image took 24,000 cards to produce, and each card had over 1,000 hole positions. Babbage was much taken with the portrait, which is so fine that it is difficult to tell with the naked eye that it is woven rather than engraved. He hung his own copy of the prized portrait in his drawing room and used it to explain his use of the punched cards in his Engine. The delicate shading, crafted shadows and fine resolution of the Jacquard portrait challenged existing notions that machines were incapable of subtlety. Gradations of shading were surely a matter of artistic taste rather than the province of machinery, and the portrait blurred the clear lines between industrial production and the arts. Just as the completed section of the Difference Engine played its role in reconciling science and religion through Babbage's theory of miracles, the portrait played its part in inviting acceptance for the products of industry in a culture in which aesthetics was regarded as the rightful domain of manual craft and art" (Swade, The Cogwheel Brain: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer, pp. 107-8). The "Visite de Mgr le Duc D'Aumale" incorporates this portrait. Created after the painting by C. Bonnefond, drawn and card-punched by A. Manin, and woven by Carquillat in 1844, it demonstrates the same fineness of detail as the portrait. It shows the duke with entourage admiring the woven portrait of Jacquard, with the loom and the punched-card attachment towering over the visitors. These famous woven paintings are extremely rare in their original large format version, as here. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Historia de Mejico [sic] / por M. de Larenaudiere

      Barcelona: Imprenta del Imparcial. 1844. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". F First Edition Thus. H Hardcover. Very Good. VG in leather/boards (some wear to edges; slight rubbing/spine/boards). 8vo [2]+252+127+pl Text in Spanish; translated from the French by "una sociedad literaria" (title page). Together with La Renaudiere's "Guatemala" (following the text on Mexico). Notable for the state of the plates (only lightly foxed in places, and with crisp, fresh folds). Originally published as "Mexique et Guatemala" (as part of the series "L'Univers") in 1843. See Palau #131637-38. Rare. Bound in half 19th century tan calf over dark red marbled boards, gilt- stamped and decorated spine, plain endpapers. Wear chiefly at head and foot of spine; covers slightly rubbed, preliminaries slightly browned, else a very good copy of an increasingly rare work in any language.

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books of Seattle]
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        A NEW SPIRIT OF THE AGE

      Smith, Elder and Co, London 1844 - 200 x 124 mm (7 7/8 x 4 7/8"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. VERY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY CADET BLUE THREE-QUARTER MOROCCO over pale blue watered silk, raised bands, spines handsomely gilt in compartments with floral sprig centerpiece and volute cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With 10 engraved portraits. Top inch of silk on one board faded by sun, one plate with closed one-inch fore-edge tear (not affecting image), other minor internal imperfections, but A VERY PRETTY SET, especially fresh and clean inside and out, and with bindings that are remarkably bright. Poet Richard Hengist Horne (1802-84) patterned this collection of critical essays about contemporary writers after the acclaimed collection of essays "Spirit of the Age; or Contemporary Portraits," published by his idol William Hazlitt in 1825. Among the writers included in the work were Dickens, the Brownings (Mrs. Browning is given credit for contributing at least one of the chapters), Mrs. Shelley, Wordsworth, Mrs. Trollope, Tennyson, and Hunt (there are 25 essays in all in the work, some of them dealing with more than one figure). Few were pleased by what they read; according to DNB, the book "elicited a deluge of abuse from its victims, and Horne, naïvely surprised, decamped hastily on a tour of Germany." Dickens, however, was either more forgiving or more flattered, and subsequently employed Horne as a reporter for the "Daily News," for which he covered the Irish famine in 1846, and later as a sub-editor of "Household Words." In any case, the work provides a useful survey of the period's literary scene, and our copy is in uncommonly handsome bindings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Saint James's or The Court of Queen Anne by William Harrison Ainsworth. [Magazine Issue in a Riviere Binding].

      Extracted from "Ainsworth's Magazine" London 1844 - 5 7/8 in. x 9 in., engraved frontispiece by George Cruikshank: "Young Masham protecting Abigail Hill from the Marquis de Guiscard." London: J. Mortimer, Adelaide Street, 1844.; special title-page printed in red and black; text: Ainsworth's Magazine, with the printed pagination corrected in pencil after page 30: pp. [1]-30; 93-122; 187-217; 281-316; 375-403; 469-496; [1]-18; 95-107; 189-205; 439-468; 551-558; (in pencil): [31]-[273]; some pages have portions covered or strenghtened with white paper. With the total of 14 plates: [1] frontispiece; [2] p. 102/40; [3] 122/62; [4] 203/79; [5] 213/89; [6] 294/108; [7] 308/122; [8] 380/135; [9] 390/145; [10] 486/177; [11] 493/184; [12] [1]/188; [13] 15/202; [14] 204/233. Bound in full, light brown, polished calf by Riviere & Son, with their stamp in the lower left on the reverse of the front endpaper; with five raised bands on spine, red and green morocco leather title labels, gilt-lettered with title, author's name, 1844 on the lower spine, with gilt floral tooling, triple-line gilt borders around the covers, gilt dentelles on the inner leather turn-ins, top-edge gilt, headbands, dark blue coated-paper endpapers; with engraved, heraldic bookplate on the inner front paste-down: E. Peter Jones. The cover corners show rubbing, with small area of leather rubbed off the upper front cover corner, light rubbing to cover edges; a few of the plate margins show light tan spotting, as do some of the text page margins. Weight: 1 1/2 lbs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The Western Tourist, or Emigrant's Guide through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri and the Territories of Wisconsin and Iowa: Being an Accurate and Concise Description of Each State, Territory, and County

      J.H. Colton, New York 1844 - Early edition of this often reprinted guide, which was first published in 1839. 3.5" x 6", pp vi, [7]-119, with hand-colored folding map. Modern cloth with leather label mounted to front board, new endpapers. Light foxing, map with one closed tear along a fold and a few pinholes; near fine. Just a few years earlier, the region described in this guide had been considered the outskirts of civilization, but now (we are told in the Preface) "it is the residence of an active, enterprizing, and intelligent population," where "cities have sprung up as if by magic; agriculture, manufactures and commerce flourish; [and] literature, science, and the arts are extending their healthful and invigorating influence throughout the country." Providing details of population, topography, and natural resources, this guide was to offer useful information for the potential settler, as well as for the tourist, who could consult it about distances between towns and the routes of railroads and stage coaches. Sabin 82932; Howes S-615. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of the Colony of New Zealand; From Official Documents.

      J. Arrowsmith,, London: 1844 - London, Pubd. 2nd Jan 1844 by John Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square. From the 1844 edition of "The London Atlas". Inset in the lower right corner of the world on Mercator projection. Orig. outline & wash color, six areas marked in red including Auckland, New Plymouth, Petre (R. Wanganui), Wellingtonm, Palmerston North and Nelson. The South Island is largely unexplored. In his usual way, the explored areas are heavily annotated, all rivers & mountains known are charted, and any information pertinent to exploration or settlement are noted, ie, "extensive grass plains dotted with groves of pine trees", or "high craggy mountainous land topped with snow", to name a couple from the South Island.

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        The Historical Geography of Arabia;

      London: Duncan and Malcolm,, 1844. Or, the Patriarchal Evidences of Revealed Religion: a Memoir, with Illustrative Maps; and an Appendix, containing Translations, with an Alphabet and Glossary, of the Hamyaritic Inscriptions recently discovered in Hadramaut. 2 volumes, octavo (217 × 134 mm). Contemporary red half calf, matching morocco-grained boards, tan lettering- and black numbering-pieces, low bands with a wavy dotted roll gilt, lion rampant within a belt with the motto "Pro Rege" in the first compartment, small floral centre-tools to the others, foliate corner-pieces, floral roll in blind to the corner and spine edges, large armorial of Charles Porcher of Clyffe in Dorset in blind to the centre of all boards, marbled edges and endpapers. A large folding engraved map in an end-pocket to each volume - Classical and Scriptural Geography, an engraved map and 4 plates of inscriptions, 3 folding. A little sunned on the spines, and lightly rubbed overall, pale browning, but overall a very good set with the later bookplates of Arthur Page to the front pastedowns. First ands only edition. "An attempt at the proof of the descent of the Arabs from Ishmael" (Ghani), based on the analysis of the pre-Islamic inscriptions uncovered in the Hadhramaut. Forster (1787–1871) was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and a protégé of Bishop John Jebb (1775–1833). Although he did not live to know it, he was also grandfather of the novelist E. M. Forster. After assisting Jebb as curate and later as chaplain, Forster became rector of Sisted in Essex and one of the Six Preachers in Canterbury Cathedral. His first book, the controversially conciliatory Mahometanism Unveiled, appeared in 1829. An attractive set.

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        Simcoe's military journal. A history of the operations of a partisan corps, called the Queen's Rangers, commanded by Lieut. Col. J.G. Simcoe, during the war of the American Revolution

      New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1844.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        The Farm Engineer: A Treatise on Farm Machinery, Particularly on the Application of Steam and Other Motive Powers to the Thrashing Machine

      Blackie and Son, Glasgow 1844 - Embracing an Account of the Methods Practiced in Ancient and Modern Times for Thrashing and Winnowing Grain; with Descriptions of the Different Steam Engines now used and Projected for Agricultural Purposes; and the Extended Application of Steam as a Motive Power at Farms. Bound in half brown leather with dark blue cloth boards. Red label band, gilt titling to spine, simple gilt decoration to raised bands. Top and tail of spine bumped through shelf wear with minor scuffing and small loss to the top. Leather at little creased and rubbed along joints with boards. Cloth faded and a little marked. All edges marble. Page edges browned, contents show some spotting and browning (esp. to plates) but on the whole good. Illustrated by numerous engravings and woodcuts. pp 272. A good copy overall of this scarce title.

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        Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis, from 1840 to 1843; and of the combined Naval and Military Operations in China; comprising a complete account of the colony of Hong Kong

      London: Henry Colburn, 1844. Two volumes, large octavo, with a total of six engraved plates, including the frontispieces, and three folding maps; from the Bellfield Library with preliminary stamps to both volumes and spine labels removed; a very good set overall in original publisher's cloth; now lovingly preserved in a splendid bookform box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Britain's first ironclad deployed in the Opium wars. First edition: a good account of Britain's first ironclad at war. Launched in 1839, the {i Nemesis }was the first British ironed hulled warship, used to great effect during the Opium Wars due to her shallow draught allowing access to Chinese river ports. The {i Nemesis} was commanded by Captain William Hall, whose notes and journals formed the basis for this book. The author was an Oxford scholar who travelled to China: 'In addition to, therefore, to her own very interesting tale, the {i Nemesis }supplied a valuable foundation upon which to build a more enlarged History. The Author had long taken a deep interest in all that concerned our relations with China; and, with a view to study personally the character of the people, and to obtain accurate information by observation on the spot, he paid a lengthened visit to that country in 1842'.

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        A Treatise on the Game of Chess; containing an introduction to the game, and an analysis of the various openings of games, with several new modes of attack and defence; to which are added, twenty-five new chess problems on Diagrams

      London: A H Baily and Co Cornhill, 1844 xx+531+[1 add] pages with diagrams, illustrations and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6"0 issued in green cloth with decorative embossed covers, respined with new label. (Whyld: 1844:6) 1st edition. Published in 4 parts, paged continuously. As published, part 4 incorporated a title page for the set, and title-pages for volumes 1 and 2, with slip "To the Binder" inserted containing instructions for binding the parts in either one or two volumes. Includes contents list, index to the games, corrections, additions and (in copies intended for subscribers) a list of subscribers. A new, combined edition of the author's A series of progressive lessons on the game of chess (1831), and, Second series of lessons on the game of chess (1832). Condition: New spine with label, corners bumped, some occasional pencil marks and notations, previous owner's name on front end paper, end papers chipped, lacks binders slip of instructions else a very good copy.. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Royal octavo.

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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 Cav. Luigi Cibrario. Torino 1844 - 47. Stabilimento tipografico FONTANA.

      Quattro volumi in solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle e piatti in carta marmorizzata, titoli e fregi in oro al dorso; minime spellature ai dorsi e ai margini dei piatti. Tagli colorati in rosso. Fogli ben conservati pur con brunitura del tempo e sparse fioriture. Prima traduzione italiana a cura di Luigi Cibrario con osservazioni e aggiunte del medesimo per ciò che concerne particolarmente la parte italiana. I quattro volumi, dedicati rispettivamente ad Asia, Oceania, Africa ed America, Europa, sono illustrati da 229 tavv. xilografiche f.t. protette da velina in fine coloritura originale acquerellata. (Asia 83, Oceania 34, Africa ed America 41, Europa 71) di grande interesse etnografico.

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        Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de tous les Peuples du Monde, d'Apresdes Documents Authentiqueset les Voyages les Plus Recents (Three Volumes-- Europe, Afrique--Amerique, and Asie; missing Oceanie volume)

      Librairie Historique-Artistique 1844 and 1845, Bruxelles (Brussels) - Three volumes of a four volume set, 1844 and 1845, hardcovers (quarter leather with mottled orange boards), small quartos, Europe volume has 361pp., Asia volume has 588pp., and Africa/America volume has 365pp., illustrated in color by gum arabic ink. All books are VG with some light rubbing, general soil, and edge wear to boards and spine ends, rubbing to outer hinges of spine, Asia volume has a hole to front flyleaf near binding and some light pencil notes and a taped in note card to pages behind it and bump to top of spine, all bindings are tight, all texts clean bright and unmarked, though with some foxing throughout. No DJs, but each volume housed in protective plastic. Handsome, though sadly incomplete set! Pictures available upon request. Text in French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters to friends at home, from June June 1843 to May 1844 / by an Idler

      Calcutta : Star Press 1844 - Description: xv, 287p. ; 21cm. Subjects: British - India - Social life and customs - Correspondence. Originally published in the Overland Calcutta star. Includes dedication to Lord Ellenborough, Late Governor-General of India. Earlier title, published in 1843: Letters to friends at home, from June 1842 to May 1843. Good copy bound in contemporary gilt-blocked, leather-backed navy cloth. Rebacked with the original spine laid back. Some wear to spine bands and panel edges. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. 1 Kg. 287 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Greece, Pictorial, descriptive, and historical.

      William Orr London 1844 - Second edition, 8vo., xxiv, 356pp., engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title page with engraved vignette, 26 steel engraved plates (including 2 maps), 358 wood engravings, light spotting to frontispiece and title, sporadically elsewhere, green half morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, spine faded, top edge gilt, a very attractive copy. Wordsworth was the nephew of the poet and his literary executor. He was headmaster of Harrow and later Bishop of Lincoln. He toured Greece in 1832-3 and discovered the site of the oracle of Zeus at Dodona, although the only part of his journal which he published was this very interesting and detailed description of the Attic peninsula. Cf. Blackmer 1840-41 for other editions. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Greece; Pictorial, Descriptive and Historical

      William S. Orr and Co., London 1844 - The second edition, published by William S. Orr and Co. in 1844. Illustrated with 28 engraved plates and two maps. Bound in tan leather and marbled boards. Page edges marbled as well. Some foxing to prelims and light foxing elsewhere. Gift inscription to John Gilbert Talbot dated 1850, and prior owner's stamp. Spine professionally rebacked utilizing original leather. A bit of rubbing to the edges of the marbled boards. Overall, a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa.' Presentation Copy '.

      Hamilton, Adams and Co. 1844 - Thk. 8vo. illustrated by two maps, sixteen etchings, and twenty-eight wood-cuts. xvi, 648 pp. lvi appendix. Original green blind-stamped publishers cloth, gilt titled spine. Author Signed Presentation copy to Capt. Ramsden, York 1850 to front free endpaper. Bookplate front fixed endpaper. Mendelssohn 1,62. Excellent Collectible Copy in original cloth. London 1844 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa

      Hamilton, Adams, & Co, London 1844 - xvi; 648; lvi pages. Large folding map, folding map, 16 etched plates, illustrations in text. Minor foxing to some plates. Original cloth neat (near invisible) head and tailband repairs, cloth bright and very good sound copy Size: 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
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        The pictorial history of Palestine and the Holy Land : including a complete history of the Jews - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London : C. Knight 1844 - Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: v. 1. Biblical history -- v. 2. Biblical history, continued. Natural history and geography. Subject: Jews - History - To 70 A.D. Palestine - Description and travel. text in double colums. Copiously illustrated throughout. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche Verfassungsgeschichte. (Angebunden:) Urkunden zur deutschen Verfassungsgeschichte im 11. und 12. Jahrhundert. Mit einem Anhang: Ueber Freien- und Schöffengut. (Kiel, Verlag von E. Homann, 1871).

      Kiel, Schwers'sche Buchhandlung und Ernst Homann, 1844-78.. 8 Bde. 8vo. Halbleinenbände mit geprägten Rückenschildern. (tlw. St.a.T.).. Erste Ausgabe. - Waitz (1813-86) studierte Jura und Geschichte, u. a. bei Ranke. 1836 zum Dr. phil. promoviert, begann er im gleichen Jahr noch seine Mitarbeit an der "Monumenta Germaniae Historiae", die bis 1842, seinem ersten Lehrstuhl in Kiel, andauerte. Im Jahre 1849 wechselte er auf einen Lehrstuhl nach Göttingen, 1875 ging er erneut nach Berlin, um als Leiter der Zentraldirektion die "Monumenta" zu betreuen (bis 1886). Waitz war 1848/49 Mitglied der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung. - Pagination: (1: 1844) XXVII, 295 S., 1 Bl.; (2: 1847) XXII, 668; (3: 1860) X, 534; (4: 1861) XI, 619; (5: 1874) IX, 447; (6: 1875) VIII, 506; (7: 1876) VII, 427; (8: 1878) VII, 550 S.; VI, 1 Bl., 53 S. (Urkunden).

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        MANUALE DELL?AZIONISTA DELLA STRADA FERRATA DA LUCCA A PISA. O raccolta dei principali documenti riguardanti quest?impresa.

      Tipogr. Giusti 1844 In - 8 p. (mm. 217x135, bross. muta coeva, pp. VII,120, con: una grande carta topografica della Strada Ferrata Leopolda (da Livorno a Firenze) - di mm. 480x845 - (angolo bianco super. con manc.), 2 tabelle ripieg. relative alla spesa e al prodotto presuntivo lordo di tale strada ferrata ed un numero del ?Giornale privilegiato di Lucca, politico - letterario? (n. 1969, venerdì 2 agosto 1844), che contiene un articolo dedicato alla Strada Ferrata da Lucca a Pisa. In questo ?Manuale? vi sono contenuti: ?sovrane concessioni di S.A.R. il Duca di Lucca - Statuti della Società - Annunzio delle concessioni preliminari del Granduca di Toscana - Manifesto del 28 Febbraio 1842 - Capitoli intorno alla costruzione del tronco lucchese approvati da S.A.R. il Duca di Lucca - Manifesto che annunzia costituita Società Anonima - Avviso del compiuto collocamento delle azioni, ecc. ecc.?. Solo qualche lieve fiorit. ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis, from 1840 to 1843; and of the combined Naval and Military Operations in China; comprising a complete account of the colony of Hong Kong.

      Henry Colburn, London 1844 - Two volumes, large octavo, with a total of six engraved plates, including the frontispieces, and three folding maps; from the Bellfield Library with preliminary stamps to both volumes and spine labels removed; a very good set overall in original publisher's cloth; now lovingly preserved in a splendid bookform box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Britain's first ironclad deployed in the Opium wars. First edition: a good account of Britain's first ironclad at war. Launched in 1839, the Nemesis was the first British ironed hulled warship, used to great effect during the Opium Wars due to her shallow draught allowing access to Chinese river ports. The Nemesis was commanded by Captain William Hall, whose notes and journals formed the basis for this book. The author was an Oxford scholar who travelled to China: 'In addition to, therefore, to her own very interesting tale, the Nemesis supplied a valuable foundation upon which to build a more enlarged History. The Author had long taken a deep interest in all that concerned our relations with China; and, with a view to study personally the character of the people, and to obtain accurate information by observation on the spot, he paid a lengthened visit to that country in 1842'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poll Book from Abraham Lincoln's Illinois campaign for Henry Clay

      Incomplete poll book for Marion County, Illinois for the November 1844. The election was held for the purpose of electing one president and vice president of the United States. Lincoln's name is among those listed as campaigning for Polk, nine are campaigning for Clay and four names listed for treasurer. Clay was nominated by the Whigs to run against James K. Polk, the Democratic candidate. Polk lost the vote of New York and the Electoral College due in part to national sentiment for Polk's program "54'40 or Fight" campaign which was to settle the Northern boundary of the United States with Canada, then under the control of the British Empire. Clay was also opposed to admitting Texas as a state because he felt it would reawaken the slavery issue and provoke Mexico to declare war. Polk took the opposite view and public sentiment was with him, especially in the southern states. He narrowly won the election. During the month of October 1844, Lincoln made political speeches in Vincennes, Washington, Rockport,

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        Vintage Presidential Election Tally Chart comparing the 1840 and 1844 Election Results

      Manuscript Document, 1p, 7.25? x 12.25?. No place, c. 1844. Six hand-ruled columns. Scattered light stains. Fine condition.A state-by-state comparison of the popular votes cast in the 1840 and 1844 presidential elections. Columns are headed: ?States? (26 are listed geographically, beginning with Maine), ?Van Buren?s / maj. 1840,? ?Harrison?s / maj. 1840,? ?Polk?s / maj. 1844,? ?Clay?s / maj. 1844,? and ?Electors / for 1844.?Totaled at the bottom left: ?For Polk & Dallas [Electors] 170 / Clay & Frelinghuysen 105 / Democratic 65 maj / With a popular majority / of about 50,000.? The writer of this document did not have the 1844 popular votes for Alabama, Missouri, and Kansas, but correctly gave each state to Polk. Polk actually had approximately 39,000 more popular votes than Clay. When the 62,300 votes cast for the Liberty Party ticket of James G. Birney and Thomas Morris is added to the total, James K. Polk defeated Henry Clay 49.5% to 48.1% in popular

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        OUR ACTRESSES; OR, GLANCES AT STAGE FAVOURITES. Past and Present. Inscribed: "To Hamlet from Polonius"

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1844 First Edition. In Two Volumes. Octavo. Finely bound by Morrell in half brown morocco, marbled boards, the spines with raised bands and nicely decorated gilt in compartments, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Short biographies of 61actresses, with 10 engraved portraits. Fine condition. Sir John Gielgud's copy, inscribed to him on a preliminary blank in each volume: "To John Gielgud / from / Miles Malleson / To Hamlet from Polonius / in admiration / July 1944". William Miles Malleson (1888, Surrey - 1969), trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He commenced acting in 1911, & perfected a special brand of comic character. In 1943 he appeared in Gielgud's revival of Love For Love, & during the war years he appeared along with Gielgud as Polonius to Gielgud's Hamlet. Malleson also appeared in Kind Hearts And Coronets [1949], Wilde's, The Importance Of Being Ernest, [1952] & Geordie, [1960]. As scriptwriter, Malleson had major credits as well; Neil Gwyn, [1934], Victoria The Great, [1937], & for Alexander Korda, The Thief Of Bagdad, [1940], in which he also played the Sultan. An incredible association copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Autograph letter signed ("C. Laplace").

      Fort-Royal (Martinique), December 1844. - Large 8vo. 2¼ pp. on double leaf. Written from Fort-Royal, where he commanded a division between 1844 and 1847. Laplace informs his correspondent that he has kept the addressee's nephew aboard his frigate and thinks of returning him to Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe). He further writes that he had planned to return to Guadeloupe sooner, but circumstances had prevented him from traveling. - Laplace was commander of La Favorite with which he circumnavigated the globe between 1830 and 1832, promoting France's overseas trade. In 1837-1840 he made a second voyage during which he visited Hawaii with the 52-gun frigate L'Artémise to end the persecution of Catholics (as the French saw it), an intervention known as the Laplace Affair. - Slightly spotty.

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        Plan of the Harbour and City of the Havana

      Chart Committee of the Admiralty, London 1844 - Originally printed in 1798 in Spanish, later translated by Faden in 1804 and again in 1844. Hydrographic Office seal in top right. The bay is marked with depth soundings. In the upper right of the map is a legend denoting various landmarks and edifices on the map., Size : 446x551 (mm), 17.56x21.69 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0 Very Good; four small tears in the upper right, right, and lower right margin, professionally repaired and not affecting the image.

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        Broadside] El Exmo. Sr. Presidente. se declaran abiertos al comercio estrangero las aduanas fronterizas de Taos en el departamento de Nuevo-Mexico y las del paso del Norte y presidio del Norte, en el de Chihuahua

      Ministerio de Hacienda March 31, 1844, Mexico City - Quarto-size proclamation, 21 x 16 cm, printed on front page only, of four. Signed by paraph by the Minister of the "Hacienda" or Treasury, Ignacio Triguerros. Very early poclamation which mentions the frontier towns of Taos, in the department of New Mexico, and el Paso del Norte, in the department then of Chihuahua. Having been closed to trade the year previous, 1843, this proclamation opens up these towns to commercial trade, liable for the established duties: "los generos, frutos y efectos que se introduzcan. quedan sujetos para el pago de derechos al arancel general." This is on the eve of the Mexican-American War in which both these places will be lost to Mexico. OCLC notes these two documents contain the earliest mention of Taos and El Paso in official papers. Very scarce: 4 holdings on OCLC: no appearance at auction. Fine copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        View of Jerusalem.

      No place, 1844. - C. 280 x 180 mm. Pencil and opaque white on brown paper, signed at bottom left: "Rainer | May 1844", captioned at right: "Jerusalem gesehen vom Tempel des Salomon". Matted. Depicts the south-western corner of the Temple Mount (with Dome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque, and hinting at the recently rediscovered Robinson's Arch). Archduke Rainer, one of the most eminent figures during the rule of Emperor Franz Josef, also was a talented landscape painter and lithographer (cf. Fuchs II, 37). Although he served in political functions (he was Austria's first constitutional Minister-President from 1861 to 1865), his heart always belonged to the arts and sciences. An honorary member of the Imperial and Royal Academy of Sciences, the variously talented Archduke was one of the Habsburg family's most remarkable collectors: his Viennese library encompassed some 40,000 volumes (not counting the inherited library in Hernstein Castle), and the "El Fayum" papyrus collection acquired by him, containing a treasure of 180,000 papyri now stored in the National Library, is regarded as "the greatest of its kind in the world" (Unesco, Memory of the world, Nominated Documentary Heritage). - Rainer, son of the brother of Emperor Franz, spent his youth under the tutelage of his artistically inclined parents and excellent teachers, and it was common for the young Austrian Archdukes in the first half of the 19th century to be instructed in draughtsmanship by the great Chamber painters of the time. The Holy Land was not an uncommon station on the tour of contemporary Chamber painters: Eduard Gurk even died there in 1841 on a study tour. - The quality of the present illustration clearly surpasses that of Rainer's known student drawings (two, dated 1839, are preserved at the National Library, Bildarchiv und Fideikommissbibliothek, PK 3050 2 and 3). The mature talent of the Archduke, only seventeen years old in 1844, is especially evident in comparison with the works of other members of the Imperial family, many of which also dabbled in landscape painting (their works are preserved in the so-called Dilettante cassettes in the Albertina). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Beauties of the Opera and Ballet. Illustrated with Ten Highly-Finished Portraits, Engraved on Steel and Numerous Engravings on Wood, Under The Superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath.

      London. David Bogue. (1844). - The First Edition. Illustrated with ten full page illuminated steel plate engravings and further throughout by various wood engravings en texte. Elaborate multi-chromatic decorative borders to each page. XIV, Frontis, 160 pp. 4to. (7.25" x 10.75"). Lavishly bound in sumptuous tri-gilt ruled full crimson calfskin. Gilt tooled fleurette motifs to corners of front and rear covers. Elaborate gilt ruled spine compartments with intensely ornate gilt tooled fleural vignettes. Gilt tooled raised bands. Decorative gilt tooled and titled morocco label. Elaborate and ornate paneled turn-ins. Marbled endsheets. a.e.g. A Fabulous production detailing the mid-Victorian Opera and Ballet, featuring plate engravings of notable singers, dancers and productions. With its high gloss engravings, whimsical en texte woodcuts and highly stylized colour page borders, this volume represents one of the finest examples of Victorian book design. Niles and Leslie V1-225; Moroda-1272. Some darkening and/or mild scuffing to covers. Hinges present previous repairs but are tight and firm. Corners gently bumped. Head and tail pieces lightly chipped. A very Good copy of this breathtaking work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SAINTE BIBLE EXPLIQUEE ET COMMENTEE CONTENANT LE TEXTE DE LA VULGATE LA TRADUCTION ET LA PARAPHRASE DU R.P. DE CARRIERES, UN NOUVEAU COMMENTAIRE LITTERAL PAR M. L'ABBE SIONNET EN 18 VOLUMES - 16 TOMES + 2 VOLUMES INSTRUCTION ET APPENDICE

      GAUME FRERES ET J. DUPREY 1844 - R200014598: Environ 500 pages par volumes. Premier plat du tome 14 abimé. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 800-LITTERATURE (BELLES-LETTRES) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortés

      London: Ricahrd Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1844. (MEXICO) Second edition. 3 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece portraits, signature facsimile, maps. xxx, 442 ; xvi, 439; xvi, 455 pp. Bound in full tan polished calf, gilt spine, t.e.g., by Riviere. Minor rubbing, else fine. Sabin 65262 (first edition), BAL 16340 (first edition)

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        Beiträge zur Anatomie der Nase und Mundhöhle. Berlin, Denicke 1878. Fol. 2 Bll., 21 S., 7 Bl., mit 7 Lichtdrucktafeln, rotes Ldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Titel und Bordüre auf dem Vorderdeckel.

      - Pagel 1037.- Erste Ausgabe.- Ludwig Löwe, geb. 1844 in Berlin, war dort seit 1879 als Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenarzt tätig. - Nur gering braunfleckig.- Dekorativ gebundenes Präsentationsexemplar für Karl Theodor, Herzog in Bayern und Bruder der Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich.- Titel mit eigenh. Widmung des Verfassers für Herzog Karl Theodor in Bayern ! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        MANUSCRIPT LOG OF THE U.S.S. DELAWARE, KEPT BY ROBERT STORER, DURING HER FINAL CRUISE HOME FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN].

      [Various places]. Jan. 1 - March 22, 1844. - 62pp. 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 Feb. 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 4th. 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 28th.

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        Unpublished Manuscript and Printed Materials by John Howard.

      1844 - A collection of manuscript and printed materials by celebrated poet, playwright, lyricist and Consul John Howard Payne consisting of an unpublished, autograph poem, an autograph letter written from Tunis as the resident American Consul dealing with the matter of an insult to the American flag as well as an account of the repatriation of his remains to American home soil from Tunis in Africa to Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown. A specially bound volume titled 'John Howard Payne - a Biographical Sketch' by Charles H. Brainard, Coolidge, Washington, DC 1885 providing an interesting Biography and dealing with the repatriation of Payne's remains to Washington 30 years after he died in Africa. The account is very detailed, leaves nothing to the imagination as far as the transportation of the remains are concerned and is accompanied by some photographic plates. Bound in a special full morocco presentation binding, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, silk moire endpapers. A beautifully executed printed work and binding in fine condition.

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        Dizionario storico di educazione in cui son poste in esercizio tutte le facoltà dell'anima. Surrogando a precetti ed alle sentenze gli esempi, a ragionamenti i fatti, in ultimo alla teoria la pratica. Con un quadro alfabetico cronologico de' personaggi più ampio ed importante che nelle precedenti edizioni. Prima versione italiana arricchita di nuove aggiunte e adorna di litografie desunte da celebri autori e dipinti a guisa di Classica Antologia e Museo Pittorico.

      Gattei., Venezia. 1844 - 2 voll., in 8°, m. pelle, pp. 716 + 880. Front. del 2° vol. con restauro sommario nella parte inferiore che copre parte dei dati bibliografici. Molto buona e estramamente rara. I due volumi sono arricchiti da 38 litografie di cui 25 a colori. La prima litografia del 2° vol. presenta un restauro sommario che non interessa l'inc. stessa, inoltre nel medesimo vol. risulta mancante una litografia (La morte di Eudossia).

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        Scritti politici inediti di Ugo Foscolo. Raccolti a documentarne la vita e i Tempi

      Tip. della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano 1844 - Un volume in 8°(15 x 24); brossura editoriale orginale; pp. XXXIX, (1) (prefazione di Giuseppe Mazzini), 264; due tavole fuori testo: ritratto del Foscolo in antiporta e veduta del cimitero di Chiswick. Esemplare con lievi difetti al dorso, qualche fioritura per il tipo di carta e un alone, non particolarmente disturbante, al margine bianco esterno di alcune carte; nellì'insieme è copia più che discreta-buona. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chef Indian

      French Periodical 1844 - Karl Bodmer. From Travels in the Interior of North America 1832-1834, but seperately issued in French periodical collection. Aquatint engraving. Paper size approximately 12 1/4" x 17 1/4". Very minor staining on top margin of paper not effecting engraving. Karl Bodmer was a little-known Swiss painter when he was chosen by Prince Maximilian of Prussia to accompany his voyage to America, in order to document in pictorial terms the expedition. With the rest of Maximilian’s company, the two traveled among the Plains Indians from 1832 to 1834, a time when the Plains and the Rockies were still virtually unknown. They arrived in the West before acculturation had begun to change the lives of the Indians, and Bodmer, who was a protegé of the great naturalist von Humbolt, brought a trained ethnologist’s eye to the task. The Bodmer/Maximilian collaboration produced a record of their expedition that is incontestably the finest early graphic study of the Plains tribes.Maximilian and Bodmer journeyed from St. Louis up the Missouri River on the American Fur Company steamboat “Yellowstone,” stopping at a series of forts built by the Fur Company and meeting their first Indians at Bellevue. The travelers continued on another steamboat, “Assiniboin,” to Fort Union, where they met the Crees and Assiniboins. The expedition spent its first winter at Fort Clark, where the Mandans in particular excited Bodmer’s attention, although he was also to draw the Minatarri and Crow peoples. The explorers continued by keelboat to Fort Mackenzie, which proved to be the westernmost point of their journey. After living among and studying the Blackfeet for several weeks, Maximilian decided that it was too dangerous to continue, so the travelers returned southward, reaching St. Louis in May 1834.After the conclusion of the journey, Bodmer spent four years in Paris supervising the production of the aquatints made from his drawings. These prints rank with the finest Western art in any medium, and they are the most complete record of the Plains Indians before the epidemics of the mid-19th century had decimated their numbers, and before the white man’s expansion had taken their lands. In contrast to other artist-explorers of the 19th century, such as George Catlin, Bodmer was well-trained in the classic European tradition. The work that he did in America is considered to be the high point of a distinguished career. Perhaps more significant, the plates made from Bodmer's sketches were the first truly accurate images of the Plains Indians to reach the general public. Because the 1837 smallpox epidemic killed more than half the Blackfeet and almost all the Mandans, Bodmer’s visually striking work, together with prince Maximilian’s detailed studies of these tribes, form the primary accounts of what became virtually lost cultures. These spectacular and atmospheric images are important and beautiful records of the landscape of the American West as it appeared when Bodmer saw it, just before westward expansion took hold and began the indelible transformation of the frontier. ***If you frame up this item with Arader Galleries you can take a 50% discount off the listed price of this work of art.***

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