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        The Sea of Tiberias.

      Moon, F.G., London 1844 - The Prints of David Roberts:Part 1 - The PrinterLouis Haghe (1806-1885) was one of the msot skillful exponents of the tinted lithograph who became a leading reproductive lithographer in England and on the Continent. Haghe's reputation as a lithographer was primarily based upon topographical views, of which Twyman notes "his most important work of this kind, the translation of Roberts' sketches of the Holy Land, represents the culmination of his art".Part 2 - The Publication of Roberts' Holy Land and EgyptRoberts first sketched in his journals "on the spot" the vaious subjects which, on returning to London, he transcribed into finished paintings and watercolors. These then formed the basis of the lithographs drawn and printed by Louis Haghe. It is interesting to note that in some instances Roberts' original drawings were twice or three times the size of the published print, which indicated the skill of Haghe and his assistants in transferring Roberts' designs onto lithographic stones.Part 3 - A Genesis of Roberts' PrintsDavid Roberts fulfilled a boyhood dream by visiting the East and recording what he saw there; by August 1838 he had resolved to "visit the Holy Land, and make drawings of the scenes of sacred history and the antiquities of Egypt". By this time Roberts had already established himself as a successful topographical artist and published his set of Spanish scenery as tinted lithographs, Picturesque Sketches in Spain, 1837. Eventually he would be elected to the prestigious Royal Academy on the strength of his topographical paintings.Part 4 - The PlatesRoberts' Holy Land and Egypt project has been called "the most ambitious work ever published in England with lithographic plates" (according to Micheal Twyman). Its production involved over 600 lithographic stones used over an eight to nine year period. It is generally agreed the lithographers Day & Haghe were the most efficient for such large scale work, while Louis Haghe himself was a master lithographer.The plate formats strongly influenced their presentation as prints: large full-page and small half-page vignettes representing what Roberts intended to be the difference between finished drawings and sketches. roberts was a good judge of accurate transposition of his watercolors and sketches into lithography.Today historians regard Roberts' Holy Land and Egypt as the last link between the established artist and topographical lithography. Since Roberts' prints were the most costly publishing venture in Britain at the time, undertaken by a publisher "on his own responsibility", Roberts sighed on its completion: " . thank God . that with being blessed with health and backed by my ever esteemed friend Louis Haghe I may also say the most satisfactory."References:Micheal Twyman, Lithography, 1800-1850, London, 1970Katherine Sim, David Roberts, London 1984J.R. Abbey, Travel in aquatint and lithograph 1770-1860, Nos. 272, 385James Ballantine, The Life of David Roberts, Edinburgh, 1866Helen Guiterman, David Roberts, London 1978Barbican Art Gallery (catalogue), David Roberts, London, 1986British Library (BS), Image Size : 338x490 (mm), 13.25x19.25 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 410x554 (mm), 16.125x21.75 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph

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        Map of Australia, Compiled from the Nautical Surveys, Made by Order of the Admiralty, And other Authentic Documents. By James Wyld. Geographer to the Queen. London. Published by James Wyld. Charing Cross East. 1844

      London:: James Wyld,. 1844.. Dissected map mounted on linen. With notes on Mitchell's, Sturt's and Hume's explorations. National Library Bib ID 209675, although not recorded in Tooley. The title refers to Wyld as "Geographer to the Queen", and the word "Queen" is a slightly different typeface; published from Charing Cross East, with 18 counties in NSW, which includes Queensland (Tooley lists 19 counties, but only 18 can be counted); 26 counties in Western Australia (called "New Holland"; Mount Hopeless added in South Australia, which is the only state with a border; inset of Van Diemens Land lower right, insert of the world lower left. There is an advertisement for numerous Wyld maps on the verso of one panel starting with Post Roads of Europe, the Overland Route Map to India, Canada, Map of the Oregon District, Afghanistan, the Panjaub and River Indus, etc, and ending with Traveling Maps and Guides of every description. Steel engraving with period outline color. 82 x 55.5 cm. Some light overall foxing, 1.5" closed tear in bottom of map, repaired at the time of mounting on linen in 1844. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        Map of the Colony of New Zealand; From Official Documents

      London:: J. Arrowsmith,. 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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        Quran / Maulavi Abdul Qadir ka tarjuma zuban i Urdu men, aur hashiye Nasara musannif ke

      (Islamabad); Ila'ha'ba'd : Presbiterian Mishan Pres., 1844, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formFinely bound in modern gilt-blocked, fine-ribbed cloth. Text fine, with only minimal creasing to the prelim edges. An uncommonly good example of a scarce imprint - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 456 pages; Physical desc.: iv, 456 p ; 23 cm. Translation of the Koran from Arabic with critical commentary. In the Roman character intended presumably for use by field missionaries. Extensive bibliographical footnotes. Urdu text in Roman script. Translation of the Koran from Arabic, with critical commentary. Subject: Koran. Language: Arabic ; Urdu.

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        Die Zigeuner in Europa und Asien. Ethnographisch-linguistische Untersuchung, vornehmlich ihrer Herkunft und Sprache

      Halle, Heynemann, 1844 - 1845.. 2 Bände. XVI, 476; IV, 540 S. HLwd. d. Zt. Black 88; Phillips 239; Zaunmüller 407; ADB XXVI, 480: "Epochemachendes Werk. Es behandelt die Sprache des indischen Landstreichers, soweit sie damals bekannt oder von ihm selbst aus Zigeunermunde erlernt war, in großem, vergleichendem Stile." - Berieben und etwas beschabt. Tls. etwas stockfleckig, besonders in den Rändern, Titel mit hs. Namenszug, Exlibris "Bibliotheca Lindesiana".

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        Newcastle upon Tyne Tracts: The Scots March from Barwicke to Newcastle; The Taking of Newcastle; His Majesties Passing Through the Scots Armie; The Siege of Newcastle. 1641 - 1644,

      London: Emerson Charnley. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Rebound with new endpapers. 1844. First Edition thus. Maroon hardback cloth cover with tooled leather spine. 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). vii; 8pp; vi; 36pp; vii; 6pp; xiii; 44pp. Compilation of 17th century tracts on the Scots attack on Newcastle. High quality 20th century binding. .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      London, 29. April 1844.. 2 SS. Gr.-4to. Mit Siegelrest und Adresse. Leichte Montagereste.. Als "Kapellmeister des Königl. Theaters Drury Lane" an den Dichter und Musikschriftsteller Ludwig Rellstab (1799-1860) in Berlin wegen der Aufführung seiner Oper "Die Bräute von Venedig" in Deutschland. "[ ] Darf ich hoffen, daß Sie einen Theil der meinem unvergeßlichen und unersetzlichen Meister Carl Maria von Weber so oft bewiesenen Freundschaft auch auf seinen Schüler übertragen werden? Es ist vor acht Tagen eine neue Oper von mir, die Bräute von Venedig mit sehr günstigem Erfolg in Drury Lane zur Aufführung gekommen. Mein heißer und inniger Wunsch ist - diesem Werke auch Eingang in Deutschland zu verschaffen. Ein freundliches Wort von Ihnen [ ] würde mich dem Ziel [ ] auch im Vaterland Anerkennung zu finden näher bringen [ ]".

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        Das Grossherzogthum Baden in malerischen Original-Ansichten in Stahl gest. von Joh. Poppel und andern. Begleitet von einem historisch topographischen Text

      Darmstadt, Lange 1844 - 1850.. Mit gest. Titel mit Ansicht und 154 (von 158) gest. Ansichten. LXXVI, 456, 16 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Gr.-8°. Es fehlen 4 der 154 im Tafelverzeichnis genannten Ansichten; mit dem Anhang "Frankfurt" mit 4 weiteren Stahlstichen. - Etwas bestoßen. Wie üblich tls. gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig.

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        Geschichte der Magie.

      . Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1844, 8°, XLVIII, 1001 pp., 1 Blatt Druckfehler; wie fast immer, ohne den Vortitel "Geschichte des thierischen Magnetismus, Bd. I (all publ); frisches Exemplar in feinem alten Halbledereinband.. Seltene zweite, um 220 Seiten vermehrte Auflage, ursprünglich 1819 unter dem Titel "Der Magnetismus nach der allseitigen Beziehung seines Wesens, seiner Erscheinungen, Anwendung und Enträthselung in einer geschichtlichen Entwickelung von allen Zeiten und bei allen Völkern wissenschaftlich dargestellt" erschienene Hauptwerk. - - Joseph Ennemoser (1787-1854), Schreiber Andreas Hofers, Lützow'scher Jäger, Arzt, Naturphilosoph und vergessener Vorkämpfer des entwicklungsgeschichtlichen Denkens in der Medizin, sowie Befürworter einer humanen Irrenbehandlung, war ein extremer Anhänger und einer der fleißigsten Schriftsteller des Mesmerismus oder tierischen Magnetismus, erlangte großen Ruf als magnetischer Arzt in Innsbruck und München. "... war einer der fleißigsten Schriftsteller auf dem Gebiete des Mesmerismus. Seine Schriften erstrecken sich über einen Zeitraum von über 35 Jahren und sie dürfen als beispielhaft für die Ansichten der späteren Mesmeristen gelten" (Tischner/Bittel p.352 ff.). - - Das Werk gliedert sich: - Einleitung: Über den Begriff des Magnetismus, .... - Von der Magie und ihren Teilen im allgemeinen: Die Visionen; Die Träume; Das Wahrsagen; Theoretische Ansichten der Alten über das Wesen des Magismus im Allgemeinen. - Der Magismus bei den alten Völkern, insbesondere bei den Orientalen, Ägyptern und Israeliten: Die Magie bei den Orientalen; Die Magie bei den Israeliten. Der alte Bund, Der neue Bund, Das Christenthum. - Die Magie bei den Griechen und Römern. - Die Magie bei den Germanen: Die Magie bei den alten Deutschen und bei den nordischen Völkern; Die Magie des Mittelalters. Zauberei des Hexenwesens; die Hexenprocesse; das Besessensein; die epidemischen Krämpfe. - Mystische Ansichten und Versuche der philosophischen Aufklärung über die Magie im Mittelalter: Theophrast Paracelsus; Baptista van Helmont; Heinrich Cornel Agrippa; Athanasius Kircher; Emanuel Swedenborg; Jakob Böhme. - - siehe - Ackermann I, 399, II, 133 u. V, 994: "Vergriffen und sehr gesucht"; Slg. Du Prel 646; Tischner, p. 97; Cornell, p. 193 (Reprint); Langen 602, VI (nur Reprint, Sändig 1966); Miers, p.196; Roberts, p.255.; Shepard, p. 305; Jakob Bremm, Der Tiroler Joseph Ennemoser 1787-1854 ein Lehrer des tierischen Magnetismus und vergessener Vorkämpfer des entwicklungsgeschichtlichen Denkens in der Medizin" (Jena 1930); Karl Kiesewetter, Geschichte des neueren Occultismus, pp.453-469; Gode von Aesch, Natural Science in German Romanticism; Ellenberger, Discovery of Unconscious, pp.159, Wurzbacher IV, 51; ADB VI. pp.150ff.

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        Exploration du Territoire de l'Orégon, des Californies et de la Mer Vermeille exécutée pendant les années 1840, 1841 et 1842.

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1844. 2 text volumes. 8vo (220 x 145mm) & 1 atlas. Folio (535 x 360mm). With 8 engraved plates in the text volumes and an atlas with 1 large hand-coloured map and 25 maps, charts and plates (printed on 18 sheets). Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spines with 2 red gilt lettered labels. A beautiful uniformly bound copy in mint condition of 'one of the most important works on the northwestern coast, including Alaska' (Lada-Mocarski 120). "A historical and descriptive account of the Pacific Coast of North America. Duflot de Mofras was sent to Mexico in 1839 as French ambassador, but his special mission was to explore and evaluate the commercial possibilities of California and the Oregon Territory, in order that the French government would be better able to decide whether to become involved in the conflict over Oregon between the U.S. and Great Britain. Duflot de Mofras's work contains very little of his personal narrative. He aimed to give a complete description of the country, its past history, and present condition" (Hill 496)./The large folding map has the following letterpress 'Carte de la côte de l'Amérique sur l'Océan Pacifique Septentrional comprenent le territoire de l'Orégon, les Californies, la Mer Vermeille, partie des territoires de la Compagnie de la Baie Hudson, et de l'Amérique Russe'. The plates show among others plans of the harbours of San Diego, Santa Barbara and San Francisco./The 25 maps, plans and plates are numbered 2 to 26, the large folding map is number 1 as can be seen on the list of illustrations. Several maps and plates are printed on one sheet.//Hill 496; Sabin 21144; Lada-Mocarski 120.

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        Naturgeschichte für Kinder. Mit 16 Tafeln colorirte Abbildungen.

      Saalfeld, Verlag con Constantin Niese 1844;. EA; ca 21x14 cm; 723 (1) Seiten mit lith. Titelblatt und 16 kolorierte lith. Tafeln; Leinwandeinband d. Zt. mit Papierrückenschild (Einband leicht bestoßen und etwas berieben, Rückenschild mit Abrieb, Name auf Vorsatzblatt, Textseiten durchgehend etwas braunfleckig, Tafeln sauber; durchaus guter Zustand); EA;. Seltene Naturgeschichte mit fein kolorierten Tafeln.

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        HISTOIRE DES VILLES DE FRANCE Compléte en SIX VOLUMES

      - Paris . FURNE / PERROTIN & H. FOURNIER . 1844 - 1848 . Six forts volumes reliés demi chagrin , dos à nerfs orné de caissons or . Reliure époque . In- 4 de XXIII + 687 p / 719 p / 628 p / 624 p / 825 p & 820 pages , complet des 12 planches d' armoiries en chromolithographie , des 88 planches gravées hors texte de ROUARGUE et de la grande carte dépliante couleurs . Petit cachet discret au faux titre , sinon exemplaire trés frais sans rousseurs . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Benjamin's New Map of the Hudson River.

      N. Tuttle,, Troy, NY: 1844 - A advertising piece for the pair of Hudson River steamboats, the Troy and the Empire, both of which were built in "Williamsburgh, Long Island" for the Troy Steam-Boat Company in 1839 & 1840. Connections to the Troy and Schenectady & Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad including mileage charts for Troy. The Hudson River is depicted from Lake George down to Staten Island, surround by a textual border describing the history of Troy, Albany, Athens, Catskill, Stony Point, Newburgh, West Point, Greenbush, Hudson City, Poughkeepsie, Breakneck Hill, Sing Sing, Tarrytown and the Palisades. 30 1/2 x 12 5/8" with 4 contemporary folds. A little foxed with damage to lower fold with slt. loss of text, borders a bit ruffled. Decorative border. OCLC: 51894587.

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1844. With Illustrations by Phiz. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind stamped decoration to boards, pale yellow endpapers. 40 engraved plates. Tips rubbed, boards darkened, bookplate and label to the front pastedown. An excellent copy. First edition, first issue, case-bound for the publishers from the original parts (stabholes still visible). With the issue points listed by Smith, and the transposed 100£ title plate, often referred to as a first issue point, though Hatton and Cleaver contend this, stating that "It is merely one of the five cases in Chuzzlewit of triplicated steels, one of them reading '100£' and the other two '£100.' ... all three of them in use during the issue in parts.

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        NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS

      Paris: Perrotin, 1844. First Printing of this Illustrated Edition n. Hardcover. Hugo's Enduringly Popular "Hunchback," in a Gorgeous "Cathedral" Binding. 279 x 184 mm (11 x 7 1/4"). 2 p.l., 485, [1] pp., [2] leaves, including the prospectus for this publication bound in at the end. First Printing of this Illustrated Edition. VERY STRIKING CRIMSON STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO IN "CATHEDRAL" STYLE BY NOULHAC (signed and dated "1926" on front turn-in), BOARDS WITH BLIND, DEEPLY IMPRESSED GILT, AND ONLAID DECORATION, both covers with a border of multiple gilt fillets and blind palmette roll, the center of each board with a large pictorial panel featuring a gothic wall with two tiers of columns and arches, the tracery windows onlaid in citron, black, and maroon morocco and elaborately gilt; broad raised bands with oblique hatching, spine gilt in compartments featuring a frame of broad and narrow rules, onlaid black morocco quatrefoil centerpiece with gilt roundel at center, black morocco label, turn-ins with seven thick and thin gilt rules, cream-colored watered silk endleaves, marbled flyleaves, all edges gilt, original pictorial wrappers bound in at front and rear. In a (lightly rubbed) marbled paper slipcase with morocco trim. Woodcut initials, pictorial head- and tailpieces, and 59 WOOD OR STEEL ENGRAVINGS (including as extra-illustrations an additional proof of the frontispiece without printer's name, an additional proof before letters of plate 15 on India paper, and two additional variant versions of plate 24 printed in sepia), the illustrations by Boulanger, Daubigny, de Lemud, Johannot, and others. Front flyleaf with the morocco bookplates of Laurent Meeus (see item #68), Pierre Van der Rest, and Raoul Simonson (see item #61). Ray 234; Vicaire IV, 265-66. Title page and a few other leaves with just a hint of marginal foxing, three or four leaves with very small marginal tear in fore edge (two expertly repaired), original wrappers slightly soiled, but A VERY FINE COPY, internally very bright and clean, with quite generous margins, and with THE STUNNING BINDING IN SUPERB CONDITION. There could hardly be a more appropriate binding for this work than Noulhac's elegant so-called "cathedral" design. As would be expected from a binder of his reputation, the design is beautiful, and the work has been performed with the greatest of skill. "Notre Dame de Paris," usually known in English as "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," is the quintessential Romantic novel, and its publication in 1831 made young Victor Hugo the leading Romanticist of 19th century France. As a child, Hugo (1802-85) was shaken by the experience of the arrest of a political refugee whom his mother had hidden for months in their garden, and partly as a result, he was ever after a supporter of the underdog. His deep sympathy for the oppressed is plainly seen in "Notre Dame," which brings together the twice-kidnapped gypsy dancer Esmeralda and the grotesque hunchback cathedral bell-ringer Quasimodo, whom she, for a moment, befriends. Although verisimilitude precludes an amorous relationship between two such characters, their kindness and heroism are nevertheless moving and dramatic, and the discovery of their skeletons in the same place at the end of the novel is compelling. But there is much more to Hugo's enduringly popular first novel than the relationship between gypsy and hunchback; in fact, for the author, the title he has chosen suggests an entirely different focus, as the famous cathedral serves throughout the book as the center of action and context or characterization. This work, a perfect vehicle for displaying the Romantic style, has been illustrated here by a number of leading French artists. Ray calls it a "noble volume, harmoniously planned, well printed on fine paper with ample margins, and splendidly adorned." Ray singles out the 14 plates by de Lemud for special praise, writing that they are "profoundly studied; they are drawn, indeed, for posterity," and also extols the headpieces and tailpieces, which he says are "as rewarding as the plates.".

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        The Seven Books of Paulus Aegineta [Aegineta]. 3 Volume set

      London The Sydenham Society 1844. G : in Good condition without dust jackets Ex Royal College of Surgeons Library. Covers rubbed. Spines darkened Reprint Dark green hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxviii, 683pp; ix, 511pp; viii, 653pp. Published 1844 - 1847.

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        Essai monographique sur les Clérites, insectes Coléoptères.

      Gênes, Imprimerie des Frères Ponthenier, 1844. Royal-8vo (235 x 155mm). Atlas only with 47 handcoloured engraved plates. Loose. The complete atlas without the 2 text volumes of the rarest works on coleoptera. The detailed and finely handcoloured plates (all after drawings by the author) depict the treated beetles together with many exact anatomical magnifications of their mouthparts, legs etc. It has been said that Spinola himself burned all but a dozen copies of his book apparently because the book was so expensive that he could not sell it. "L'édition sauf une dizaine d'exemplaires, a été detruite par l'auteur à qui on reprochait de vendre son livre trop cher" (Brunet VI, 335)./Maxililian Spinola (1780-1857) made important contributions to entomology describing many taxa. Spinola came from a wealthy noble family in Genoa and much of his wealth derived from land held in Spain and South America from where he received many insects. His insect collection is preserved in the 'Museo Regionnale di Scienze Naturali' in Turin and in the 'Museo storia naturale' in Pisa. //Horn & Schenkling 20948; Nissen ZBI, 3941.

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        Newcastle upon Tyne Tracts: The Scots March from Barwicke to Newcastle; The Taking of Newcastle; His Majesties Passing Through the Scots Armie; The Siege of Newcastle. 1641 - 1644,

      London: Emerson Charnley. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Rebound with new endpapers. 1844. First Edition thus. Maroon hardback cloth cover with tooled leather spine. 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). vii; 8pp; vi; 36pp; vii; 6pp; xiii; 44pp. Compilation of 17th century tracts on the Scots attack on Newcastle. High quality 20th century binding. .

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        Ascent of the Lower Range of Sinai.

      Moon, F.G., London 1844 - The Prints of David Roberts:Part 1 - The PrinterLouis Haghe (1806-1885) was one of the msot skillful exponents of the tinted lithograph who became a leading reproductive lithographer in England and on the Continent. Haghe's reputation as a lithographer was primarily based upon topographical views, of which Twyman notes "his most important work of this kind, the translation of Roberts' sketches of the Holy Land, represents the culmination of his art".Part 2 - The Publication of Roberts' Holy Land and EgyptRoberts first sketched in his journals "on the spot" the vaious subjects which, on returning to London, he transcribed into finished paintings and watercolors. These then formed the basis of the lithographs drawn and printed by Louis Haghe. It is interesting to note that in some instances Roberts' original drawings were twice or three times the size of the published print, which indicated the skill of Haghe and his assistants in transferring Roberts' designs onto lithographic stones.Part 3 - A Genesis of Roberts' PrintsDavid Roberts fulfilled a boyhood dream by visiting the East and recording what he saw there; by August 1838 he had resolved to "visit the Holy Land, and make drawings of the scenes of sacred history and the antiquities of Egypt". By this time Roberts had already established himself as a successful topographical artist and published his set of Spanish scenery as tinted lithographs, Picturesque Sketches in Spain, 1837. Eventually he would be elected to the prestigious Royal Academy on the strength of his topographical paintings.Part 4 - The PlatesRoberts' Holy Land and Egypt project has been called "the most ambitious work ever published in England with lithographic plates" (according to Micheal Twyman). Its production involved over 600 lithographic stones used over an eight to nine year period. It is generally agreed the lithographers Day & Haghe were the most efficient for such large scale work, while Louis Haghe himself was a master lithographer.The plate formats strongly influenced their presentation as prints: large full-page and small half-page vignettes representing what Roberts intended to be the difference between finished drawings and sketches. roberts was a good judge of accurate transposition of his watercolors and sketches into lithography.Today historians regard Roberts' Holy Land and Egypt as the last link between the established artist and topographical lithography. Since Roberts' prints were the most costly publishing venture in Britain at the time, undertaken by a publisher "on his own responsibility", Roberts sighed on its completion: " . thank God . that with being blessed with health and backed by my ever esteemed friend Louis Haghe I may also say the most satisfactory."References:Micheal Twyman, Lithography, 1800-1850, London, 1970Katherine Sim, David Roberts, London 1984J.R. Abbey, Travel in aquatint and lithograph 1770-1860, Nos. 272, 385James Ballantine, The Life of David Roberts, Edinburgh, 1866Helen Guiterman, David Roberts, London 1978Barbican Art Gallery (catalogue), David Roberts, London, 1986British Library (BS), Image Size : 345x493 (mm), 13.625x19.375 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 422x607 (mm), 16.625x23.875 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph

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        Einen Jux will er sich machen. Posse mit Gesang in vier Aufzügen [...]. Musik von Herrn Kapellmeister Adolph Müller.

      Wien, J. B. Wallishausser, 1844.. Kl.-8°. 198 S., Mod. HLdr. im Stil d. Zt.. Erstausgabe. - Schwach gebräunt u. durchg. etw. stock- bzw. fingerfleckig. - Borst 2129; Wilpert/G. 6; Rabenlechner I, 60; Wurzbach XX, 209 ("eine köstliche Posse"); Brieger 1835; Hirschberg 357; Slg. Mayer 6299.

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        POEMS

      John Owen, Cambridge, Mass 1844 - First Edition. Inscribed "From/J.R. Lowell - Elmwood/ 1844" on the half-title page. True first edition of this 1844 book, basically his first general collection (preceded by some shorter or occasional publications). This is evidently the "small paper" issue noted in BAL 13045 (7 1/16"x4 3/4") but this copy has been trimmed just a bit smaller (to 6 1/2"x 4 3/8") to accomodate a lovely full-leather binding featuring raised bands, gilt spine lettering and decorative devices, gilt rules to front and back covers, plus ruled gilt leather overlap inside front and rear covers (on all three sides, 7/8" in all around). There are a few pages with minor vertical creasing, and some minor foxing here and there, but overall this is a beautiful little copy of what is arguably his earliest comprehensive collection over a long career, with a contemporary dated (generic) presentation. (The binding duly notes "Presentation copy"). A couple minor rubs, one to a tip, and the other to top of spine, otherwise a very nice, display-worthy copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC, ABAA]
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        Forord. Morskabslaesning for enkelte staender efter tid og leilighed

      Kjobenhavn [i.e., Copenhagen]: Faaes hos universitetsboghandler C.A. Reitzel, Trykt i Bianco Lunos Bogtrykkeri, 1844.

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        POEMS (Complete in Two Volumes)

      London Edward Moxon. Good; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by 40%. . Sale price ends soon!***. 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes complete. Bindings signed by Riviere & Son. Full brown moroccan leather bound covers with 5 raised bands have wear to corners and caps with damp staining to covers of Volume II. Two boards are detached but present. The two attached boards are worn at hinges. Boards and spines are straight. Lovely dentelles of 1/2". Bindings are tight. Pages bright, clean and in very good condition. Original green cloth covers, including spine strips, are nicely bound into the rear of each volume. First edition, Second impression of Volume I, lines 11-12 on p. 141 read: "Let your flood/Of bitter scorn dash on me!") and one ad at rear. First impression of Volume II, page 163 correctly numbered and without "THE END" on page 175. .

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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.

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        Emigration and Colonization; Embodying the Results of a Mission To Great Britain and Ireland, During the Years 1839, 1840, 1841 and 1842; Including A Correspondence With Many Distinguished Noblemen and Gentlemen, Several of the Governors of Canada; Descriptive Accounts of Various Parts of the British American Provinces; With Observations, Statistical, Political, Etc

      London: John Mortimer, 1844. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. Signed Dedication copy. Inscribed: "To Brother Wyld from the Author Brother Rolph".Very Good. 1st. Hard Cover. 8vo. In original cloth neatly rebacked and with most of original back-strip laid down. Lacks half-title. , Rolph emigrated in 1833 was a physician in Ancaster (Hamilton) as well, the emigration agent for Upper Canada and the province of Canada from 1839 to 1843.

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        A Cycle of Celestial Objects, for the Use of Naval, Military, and Private Astronomers. In Two Volumes. Volume I: Prolegomena; Volume II: The Bedford Catalogue

      London: John W. Parker 1844, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) viiii,[4],516,4pp. ads; xx,560pp. Fine. Octavo. Illustrated with numerous engravings and drawings in text. Rebound in green quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering on spine. New endpapers. Small rubber stamp on title page of each volume. A very attractive set. The true first edition ofWilliam Henry Smyth's classic handbook intented for amateur astronomers. Very Scarce..

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        VIE DE RANCE / DE L'EXISTENCE ET DE L'INSTITUT DES JESUITES

      H.-L. Delloye - Poussièlgue-Rusand 1844 - RO40134437: 287 + 166 pages. 2 ouvrages en 1 volume. Auteur, titre et filets dorés sur le dos. Vie de Rancé, 2e édition revue (non daté). De l'existence et de l'Institut des Jésuites, par le R.P. de Ravignan, de la Compagnie de Jésus. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 922-Religieux [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Rues de Paris - Paris ancien et moderne, origines, histoire, monuments, costumes, moeurs, chroniques et traditions

      - Paris, G. Kugelmann, 1844. 2 volumes grand in-8 (18x27 cm), demi-reliure d'epoque, cuir fauve, dos tres ornes, fers romantiques dores, 396 pages et 411 pages. Edition originale des textes de Jules Janin, Eugène Briffault, Louis Huart, etc., publiés sous la direction de Lurine, et gravures de ou d'après Gavarni, Daumier, Nanteuil, etc. Rousseurs eparses.Bon etat. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 2014Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Narrative of the Texan Santa Fé expedition comprising a description of a tour through Texas

      Wiley and Putnam,, London, 1844 - Due volumi di cm. 20,5, pp. (4) xii, 405; xii, 406. Con 5 tavole f.f. incise e la carta geografica ripiegata. Leg. orig. in piena tela con titoli in oro ai dorsi. Esemplare con fioriture, a tratti piuttosto marcate, peraltro buon esemplare con piccole tracce d'uso alle cuffie. Rara prima edizione inglese, apparsa contemporaneamente all'originale americano. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historiae Mundi, Libri XXXVII, Volumen Primum and Secundum / Della Storia Naturale Di C. Plinio Secondo, Libri XXXVII, Volume Primo and Secondo

      Venetiis / Venezia: Excudit Joseph Antonelli / Dalla Tip. Di Giuseppe Antonelli Ed.. 1844. Two volume set. Gilt stamped half leather with marbled boards. Text in Italian and Latin. Good only with pages foxed and dampstained, extremities worn, leather faded on volume two with the boards a bit bowed from water damage. Contains the life and works of Pliny the naturalist, Geographical Index, Index of authors Index historical index of natural things, or zoology, botany, mineralogy, with notes. .

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        Note on the Historical Results, deducible from Recent Discoveries in Afghanistan

      London: Wm. H. Allen and Co.,, 1844. Octavo. Original green blind-stamped cloth, title gilt to the spine. 17 lithographic plates. Slightly rubbed and bumped, spine-edges splitting at the head, hinges a little cracked, some foxing and browning as usual, a very good copy. First edition. Prinsep was a long-time "servant of John Company" and "recognized as one of ablest men in the service" (ODNB). On his retirement in 1843 after over 30 years in the sub-continent, he and his wife Sara, sister to Julia Margaret Cameron, set up in Little Holland House where their salon was "one of the artistic and literary centres of London" (ODNB). Prinsep wrote a number of important historical works, his Narrative of the Political and Military Transactions of British India being particularly highly thought of. This present work was based on his brother's numismatic collection relating to the Greek colonies of Central Asia, revealing "the names of sovereigns of Greek race, and their Scythian, and Parthian successors … also a language, the existence of which was hitherto unknown …" (author's preface). James Prinsep, assay master of the Calcutta mint, died in 1840, his coin cabinet, note-book, and sketches being inherited by his widow, and passed to Henry to edit for publication in order to "place in a cheap and commodious form before the popular reader, the means of gratifying curiosity upon a subject often referred to, and the existence of which … few are entirely ignorant.

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        Beiträge zur Botanik. Erster Band (all published).

      . Leipzig, Verlag von Wilh. Engelmann, 1844, 8°, VIII, 242 pp., 9 lith. plates, ccontemp. card board; Schleiden's personal copy.. First Edition - Schleiden's copy, with his ownership stamp on the title and his bookplate! - Fine copy of Schleiden's collected papers reprints 14 previously published papers, including his "Beiträge zur Phytogenesis". - Acting upon his belief that plants represented aggregates of individual cells, Schleiden published a study of the vegetable cell, beginning with the nucleus (discovered by Robert Brown in 1832), and proceeding to a discussion of its role in the formation of cells. Schleiden's "watch-glass" theory of cell formation was wrong-he believed that they crystallized in a formative liquid containing sugar, gum and mucous-but it focused attention on the problem of cell reproduction and provided a testable hypothesis. More significant was Schleiden's insistence that plants consisted entirely of cells and cell products. - Garrison-Morton 112. PMM 307a (both Beiträge zur Phytogenesis (1st.Ed. 1838))

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        Olney's School Atlas.

      New York: Pratt, Woodford and Co., 1844. - 4to., (12 ½ x 9 ½ inches). 23 fine engraved maps with original hand-color in full (some offsetting and spotting, slightly toned). Original publisher's printed pictorial paper wrappers (backstrip worn but holding, edges worn with some loss, a bit browned). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription and pen trials of "Charles N. Howland / Lisle Broome Co. NY / 1849." Later revised edition, first published in 1829. With five maps (including the world map) showing Texas as an independent Republic, with its border along the Rio Grande del Norte. The double-page map of the United States shows an enlarged Iowa, the Mandan District (between Iowa and Oregon Territory), and the Mexico border along the Rockies. When Olney's "New and Improved School Atlas" was first published, "it was immediately successful. The study of geography had but recently been introduced into American elementary education and was still a tail to the cosmographical kite. Its texts were dull and uninteresting, quite beyond the comprehension of elementary school students. Olney's book was suited to his pupils. Beginning with the simple and known facts of their immediate surroundings, it carried them forward to a knowledge of distant lands and complex phenomena. Rudimental as the method seems now, it was new at the time. The book passed through nearly a hundred editions and millions of copies were sold. There were few American school children of that generation whose ideas of the outer world, both true and false, were not formed by it" (Caryn Hannan, ed., "Connecticut Biographical Dictionary," p. 423). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE LA BASTILLE depuis sa fondation 1374 jusqu'à sa destruction 1789, ses prisonniers, ses gouverneurs, ses archives; détails des tortures et supplices usités envers les prisonniers; révélations sur le régime intérieur de la bastille; aventures dramatiques, lugubres, scandaleuses; évasions; archives de police.

      - Paris, Administration de librairie, 1844, 16x25, six volumes. Reliures en pleine peau brune. Dos lisses, pièces de titre plus claire et en lettres dorées (à l'exception du tome V qui présente une pièce de titre rouge), la tomaison est en doré au centre d'un écu. De plus, les dos sont richement décorés avec des motifs dorés. Garde en papier brillant, avec des motifs de taches bleues et brunes. Ce motif de taches bleues se retrouve aussi sur les tranches. L'ouvrage est illustré de gravures sur acier. Quelques rousseurs, et des couverture fatiguée (envoi de photos sur demande). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Law of Evidence. Volume I [only]. Second Edition. Cohen 5060

      Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown [etc.], 1844. Original sheep, quite worn, the front joint cracking but firm and the label lacking, yet quite a clean, usable copy Second edition of the first volume of Greenleaf's seminal treatise, predating the appearance of the second volume (in 1846), grouped by Roscoe Pound with the great early American legal texts "as a significant force in our legal development

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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.

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