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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]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        The Logic of Political Economy

      William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1844 - 8vo. Pp, xii, 260. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth re-cased, with the substantially complete spine laid-on. New endpapers, but retaining the front free endpaper with the signature of Alexander Heslop. This signature is repeated at top of title page with the date 1850, Jan 19th. Some light pencil marginalia through to page 20, and with an extraordinarily neatly penned passage on page 2 in Greek and English. Internally the volume is in a most clean and fresh condition and the restoration of the binding has been carried out with professional competence. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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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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        Original MS Letter from George Cruikshank with proofs of the Etchings Done for Saint James's or the Court of Queen Anne by W. Harrison Ainsworth

      [London]: [John Mortimer], 1844. MANUSCRIPT letter by Cruikshank and proofs of illustrations. Late 19th century signed binding by Riviere & Sons in full brown morocco with gilt designs in imitation of Cruikshank on cover with a huge signature of Cruikshank on the front cover. Raised bands on spine. Same gilt signature and illustration designs on back cover. The back shows the original color of the leather -- green which has faded to an even brown elsewhere. Gold rolled edges with all edges of the paper gold. Elaborate gilt inner dentelling and border. Just what you would expect from Riviere & Sons. Marbled endpages. Title page in black and red lettering. Leaf after title page contains a mounted manuscript from Cruikshank which reads "256 Hampton Road NW, Nov. 28, 1853. My Dear Friend, The comes hoping to find you well as it leaves me at present. If you can make it come (?) to call here on Wednesday ior Thursday afternoon at 4. You will see a sketch of a "Fairy Ring" by yours, very very truly Geo Cruikshank. P.S. ==> ==> ==>" with arrows pointing over. The other side of the letter is visible on the verso of the page because a "window" has been made in the page for the letter. Cruikshank continues on the back: "My wife joins with me in kindest regards to Mrs Morson and yourself and regrets that she was from home when you dear good lady called." The book then goes immediately to the proofs done by Cruikshank for the magazine appearance of Ainsworth's _Saint James's or the Court of Queen Anne_ which was serialized in John Mortimer's magazine and later issued in book form. These proofs are LARGE with paper measuring 12.5 by 8.5 inches with wide full margins and clear plate impression. The IMAGE size measures 8.5 by 5.5 inches. Margin spots to a few of the pages but most are bright and clean. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. This is an exceptional and unique gift for the Cruikshank collector. George Cruikshank (September 27, 1792—February 1, 1878), caricaturist and book illustrator. Born in London, England, he was a member of the Cruikshank family of caricaturists and artists, the son of Scottish painter and caricaturist Isaac Cruikshank. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Full Morocco Leather. Very Good. Illus. by George Cruikshank. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover.

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        The Tower of London; a Historical Romance

      Henry G. Bohn 1844 - 3/4 leather by Riviere. Gilt ruled. 6 spine compartments. Light shelf wear. All edges gilt. 40 engraved plates by GeorgeCruikshank. 5th ed, but with the plates at pages 16, 28, 45 in second state. Cohn 14. Frontis shows the beheading of Lady Jane Grey (1537-1554). A lovely copy, pleasing to the eye and touch. Robert Riviere (1808-1882) was a noted English bookbinder of Huguenot descent. "The excellent workmanship and good taste displayed in his bindings gradually won for them the appreciation of connoisseurs, and he was largely employed by the Duke of Devonshire, Mr. Christie-Miller, Captain Brooke, and other great collectors. He also bound for the queen and the royal family. In the Great Exhibition of 1851 he exhibited several examples of his skill, and he obtained a medal. He was chosen by the council to bind one thousand copies of the large ?Illustrated Catalogue,? intended for presentation to ?all the crowned heads in Europe? and other distinguished persons. It is said that two thousand skins of the best red morocco, as well as fifteen hundred yards of silk for the linings of the covers, were used by Riviere for this undertaking. He also restored and bound the famous Domesday Book, now preserved in the Record Office, an excellent piece of work. While the binding of Riviere, like that of his equally celebrated fellow-craftsman, Francis Bedford, is deficient in originality, it is in all other respects?in the quality of the materials, the forwarding, and in the finish and delicacy of the tooling?deserving of almost unqualified commendation. Taking into consideration the fact that he was entirely self-taught, his bindings are wonderful specimens of artistic taste, skill, and perseverance." - DNB [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alexander Stephens, Future Confederate Vice President, Rants Against Congress Refunding Andrew Jackson's War of 1812 Fine

      1844 - Autograph Letter Signed by Alexander H. Stephens, January 8, 1844. With integral address leaf franked "Free A.H. Stephens MC." 3 pp., 8 x 10 in. "Today is the 'memorable 8th' and the Party in Power chose this as the day to pass in the House the Bill to refund to Genl Jackson the fine imposed on him at New Orleans. I tried hard to get the floor to make a speech upon an amendment I had proposed - which was to pay the amount of the fine without reFlection [?] upon the judge - but the Locos would not let me. They 'gagged' all discussion and I was not permitted to say anything on my amendment. A more outrageous proceeding I hardly ever witnessed. I was the more anxious to make a speech.misstated by the Globe reporter." Andrew Jackson had been fined $1,000 for detaining a federal judge and unconstitutionally imposing martial law in New Orleans immediately following his famous victory over the British on January 8, 1815. Jackson called on his allies in Congress in 1842 to pass a bill refunding the fine. His enemies within The Whig party, which controlled both the House and Senate, flatly rejected the proposal. But Democrats, looking for a rallying cry in an election year, successfully seized upon the issue and used Jackson's status as a war hero to take back the House in the next election. On the date of this letter - the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans - Democrats passed a bill providing for the refund by a landslide.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Galería de las Mugeres de Jorge Sand: Colección de 24 magníficos retratos grabados en acero, por H. ROBINSON, pintados por Madama Geefs, y Mm. Charpentier, Lepaulle, Gros-Claude, Giraldon, Lepoitevin, Biard, etc.; con un texto [A George Sand] por el bibliófilo JACOB (Paul-L. Jacob) / Traducido al castellano por D. Eugenio de Ochoa; ilustrado con viñetas dibujadas por Mm. Français, Nanteuil, Morelfala, y grabadas [en madera] por Chevin

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Bruselas: Sociedad Belga de Librería, Hauman y Cia., 1844.- XVI,172 p., [1 h.]: 25 láminas grabadas al acero y diferentes viñetas e ilustraciones grabadas en madera intercaladas en el texto; 4º (26 x 18 cm.); Texto bilingüe en francés y español; Impresión a dos columnas; Enc. en Plena Piel Chagrén de color marrón, lomo con 4 nervios cuajado en oro, tapas con planchas en seco y oro, cantos y contracantos dorados, cortes dorados, guardas en papel imitando moire de color blanco.- La encuadernación con algunos roces en bordes y esquinas, faltándole a estas últimas pequeños trocitos de piel, y las guardas sucias debido a la acidez de las colas empleadas. El primer grabado con un desgarro perfectamente reparado, alguna de las láminas con motas de óxido que no afectan a la parte grabada de forma acusada. A pesar de los descrito que es preceptivo, la obra se encuentra en aceptable estado. MUY RARO. Palau 296931.{ Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official in 2 Volumes

      Hatchard 1844, London - 2 volumes,xii, 478 pp and vii, 456 pp, illustrated in colour and b/w, original decorated cloth with chipping and damage to spine edges, names in ink on f.e.p. 202c [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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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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        Das Buch der Welt, ein Inbegriff des Wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre, Länder- und Völkerkunde, Weltgeschichte, Götterlehre etc. Mit vielen colorirten und schwarzen Abbildungen

      Stuttgart, Hoffmann'sche Verlags-Buchhandlung, 1844. Getönt. lith. Titel, 384 Seiten, 39 (37 kolor., 2 getönt.) Lithografien u. 13 Stahlstiche. Halbleinen der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, 4°. - Unter den kolorierten Tafeln viele Tiere und Pflanzen, darunter Obstsorten (Äpfel, Kirschen und Birnen), Kastanien, Tabakpflanze, gelber Fingerhut, Getreidearten, Fische (Karpfen, Fliegende Fische, Haie, ), Vögel (Bienenfresser, Singvögel, Kolibris, Flamingos, Enten, Eulen), Wespen, Käfer, Zikaden, Heuschrecken, Schmetterlinge, Kröten, Eidechsen, Krabben, Krebse, Hunde, Marder, Luchse, Spitzmäuse, Wildpferde, Conchylien, Versteinerungen, Geysire, Schieferbrüche bei Goslar, unter den Stahlstichen Porträts von Friedrich den Großen, Mozart, Goethe, Tizian und Ansichten von Stuttgart und Umgebung (Oberamt Cannstadt, Ellwangen, Urach und Ulm) etc. - Die Lithografien im farbfrischen Kolorit und sauber, die Stahlstichtafeln und der Text gering stockfleckig.

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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.

      John W. Parker, London - 1844, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Fine. viiii,[4],516,4pp. ads; xx,560pp. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A CYCLE OF CELESTIAL OBJECTS [ILLUSTRATED]

      John W. Parker, London 1844 - B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; viiii,[4],516,4pp. ads; xx,560 pages; Numerous text illustrations. Half-titles; publisher's 4-page catalogue at end of Volume 2. 2 volumes. 8vo, modern gilt-lettered black cloth; old institutional stamps on titles. First edition of a classic guide to amateur astronomy. The first volume is a general introduction to the subject; the second, known as the Bedford Catalogue, records 850 objects seen from the author's private observatory at Bedford. A career naval officer, Smyth (1788-1865) devoted his attention to astronomy from 1830 onward. One of his sons was Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819-1900) , astronomer royal for Scotland. BEA, page 1070. Illustrated with a large number of textural engravings and drawings. ; 6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan de l'Embouchure de Rio Colorado dans la Mer Vermeille/Plan du Port de S. Diego situe sur la cote septentrionale de la Californie (California/San Diego)

      Arthus Bertrand, Paris 1844 - Engraving from the atlas volume of Duflot de Mofras' Exploration du Territoire de L'Oregon, des Californies et de la Mer Vermeille. Two maps on one sheet. Sheet size: 12 x 19 3/4". Frame size: 21 3/4 x 27 1/4". Inventory#: p1938pfat. This is probably the second printed plan of the port of San Diego, California, preceded only by the Spanish Admiralty chart published in 1802. It give excellent detail of what was then a very small Spanish settlement, locating the Mission of San Diego, the Presidio, or fort (then in ruins), and the small town ("Pueblo"). Wagner calls Duflot de Mofras' work "one of the twenty rarest and most important.dealing with the history of California".

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        La Pologne Historique, Litteraire, Monumentale et Illustree.

      Paris. 1839-1844 - Royal 8vo (8 x 11ins, 200 x 290mm) nicely bound in contemporary dark blue morocco, gilt, very slightly rubbed. pp (iv), 472, 44 steel-engraved plates (2 back to back) - folding map, views, portraits, antiquities etc. Some plates a little foxed, text leaf loose and damaged, margins damaged. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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        The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and new Dinner-Table Directory; in which will be found a large collection of original Receipts, including not only the result of the Authoress's many years observation, experience, and research, but also the Contributions of an extensive circle of acquaintance: adapted to the use of Persons Living In the Highest Style, as well as those of moderate fortune.

      HENRY COLBURN, LONDON 1844 - A very rare original copy of the 3rd edition of Lady Charlotte Bury's famous cookery book for Ladies. This edition has been much reprinted in recent years and is frequently quoted from by cookery writers but is very scarce. Lady Charlotte Bury - also known as Lady Charlotte Campbell Bury - lived from 1775-1861 - and was well known as a society hostess and authoress. She was Lady in Waiting to the Princess of Wales - later Queen - and published a diary based on her experience as well as works of fiction. The book is in its original binding with gilt decoration of hanging game on the spine. It has had a cloth case repair to relay the spine but the original endpapers have been retained. With ink signature of Ella M Smith on the front endpaper. The binding is sound and tight - there has been some damage to the back board possibly where string or tape was used to hold the book together before the binding was repaired. The contents are in very good condition for a cookery book. There is some browning and brown spotting generally to margins rather than text. The odd page has been badly opened. Both endpapers have some damp staining. Publisher's catalogue bound at the rear. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wallis's New Game of Wanderers in the Wilderness.

      Edward Wallis, 42 Skinner Street, [c. 1844]., London, - Engraved map with aquatint, dissected and mounted on linen, fine original hand-colour, folding into original green cloth slipcase. This scarce and beautiful instructional game was to be played as a lotto, each player moving around the finely detailed map which is crowded with vignettes of South American life and wildlife. The game aims to teach an English audience about Latin America.The game starts at Demarara, one of the three colonies that made up British Guiana. The intrepid traveller is welcomed by the local plantation owner. He offers the player a tour of this estate where he employs "about two hundred negroes, who were formerly slaves, but I now pay them a regular wage; and find I am a gainer from the abolition of the old system". He goes on to state the clothing that should be worn: no shoes or stockings are needed as you will find "no burning sands as in Africa" and "rocks are rare". "A hat, a shirt and a pair of light trousers, will be all the clothing you will require". Two native Indians will be the venturer's guide and by the use of their deadly blow-pipes and arrows will provide him with "feathered game, venison, and wild pork, or beef" and defend him from the "treacherous Couguar or more ferocious and powerful Jaguar".Throughout his journey, the traveller has to content with, and marvel at, many of the natural wonders of the continent, including: the Coulacanara (16) who had just "dined off a stag, the horns of which are sticking out of his mouth"; Vampire Bats (64) that "attack travellers sleeping in the woods at night, and suck their blood, though without causing any pain. The effects have been however much exaggerated, as they have never known to produce death"; and (77) "the Indians bring the monkey they have shot, we will boil and have him for our dinner with some Cassava bread. His flesh is like kid, but the appearance of the dish is not prepossessing, it looks so much like a child".

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        Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest with Anecdotes of Their Courts (12 Volumes)

      Henry Colburn, London, England - 12mo - 19 x 12 cm.; Half bound in polished green leather with a delicate tooling on the leather edges. Heavily gilded 6 panel spines with raised bands. Panels 2 and 3 are dyed red with title and volume number on them. Marbled paper on boards with same paper used for end papers. All text block edges are marbled with same pattern and then polished. Volumes I through VI are dated 1844, Volume VII & VIII are dated 1845, Volume IX dated 1846, Volume X and XI are dated 1847 and Volume XII is dated 1848. Volume I contains the preface to the first, second and third editions. Previous owner's inscription on first preliminary of Volume I and dated Christmas, 1871. Marbled board papers are scuffed with wear on the board edges associated with shelf wear. Foxing present on preliminaries, engravings and title pages plus recto of back free end papers and last blank page for all volumes. Mild in most, moderate in a few. Good presentation. Digital images upon request of any aspect.

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        Systematischer Bilder-Atlas zum Conversations-Lexikon. Ikonographische Encyklopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste...Nebst einem erläuternden Texte. 2 Text- und 2 Tafelbände.

      Lpz., Brockhaus, 1844/49.. quer-4° (Tafelbände:). Mit 494 (von 500) Stahlstichen auf 492 Tafeln. Mit den beigebundenen Orig.-Lieferungsumschlägen. HLdrBde. d. Zeit, Rücken u. Vorsätze fachgerecht erneuert, Titelbl. mit Japan unterlegt. Tafeln häufig, jedoch meist nur an den Rändern stockfl., von alter Hand mit Bleistift am Blattrand numeriert. Einrisse meist unterlegt. Einige Tafeln alt (teil-)koloriert, 2 Taf. lose. Vollgoldschnitt. (Textbände:) gr.-8°. VIII, 622, 91, 68, 104 S.; 108, 76, 156, 84, 108, 220, 59 S. Lederbände der Zeit mit Deckel- und Rückenprägung, stärker berieben, Rücken mit Einrissen.. ...mit Darstellungen aus sämmtlichen Naturwissenschaften, aus der Geographie, aus der Völkerkunde des Altertums, des Mittelalters und der Gegenwart, dem Kriegs- und Seewesen, der Denkmale der Baukunst aller Zeiten und Völker, aus der Religionsgeschichte u. Mythologie, den zeichnenden u. bildenden Künsten, der allgem. Technologie etc.. Es fehlen lediglich die Tafeln 443, 469, 470, 473, 474 (Religion, Mythologie u. Cultus) sowie 472 (Plastik).

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        Memoirs of The House of Commons, from The Convention Parliament of 1688-9 to the Passing of The Reform Bill in 1832, Second Edition, Two Volume Complete Set.

      Henry Colburn 1844 - 884Pp. [Vol. I (418p.), Vol. II (466p.)]. Second Edition. Two volume complete set. Book description: Full period leather hardbound, (5) raised bands on spine, title embossed/stamped on spine labels, gilt tooled compartments on spine cover, board edges, and surface frame of boards, marbled leaf edges and end papers, frontispiece engraving of author opposite title page of first volume. Dimensions: 8.75in. x 5.75in. 1.75in each volume. Book condition: Very good; light edge wear at extremities (Vol. II small chip at crown, heels rubbed at edge, minor sporadic rubbing elsewhere), strong square spines and tight bindings, hinges appear strong and intact, text pages light foxing to title page, text pages light age tone and clean. A very nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DATOS Y OBSERVACIONES SOBRE LA INDUSTRIA MINERA, CON UNA DESCRIPCIÓN CARACTERISTICA DE LOS MINERALES UTILES, CUYO BENEFICIO PUEDE SER OBJETO DE LAS EMPRESAS

      - Madrid, Imp. Antonio Yenes, 1844, 4º piel con gofrados (encuadernación romántica), VI+353 págs.+1 h.+ 3 láminas plegadas + 1 estado plegado. (Contiene un capítulo dedicado al barranco Jaroso en Almería). Contiene un Ex-libris de L. Cervera Vera

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        On a general method in analysis

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1844. First Edition. Boards. Very good. First Edition. Boards. 4to (270 × 220 mm), pp. 225-282; clean, toned text; small tape repair to outer margin of final leaf; very good in blue paper boards with printed title label to spine, upper joint weak with split at the joint of the opening leaf.

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        ANCIENT AND MODERN ARCHITECTURE. of the most remarkable edifices in the world. with Archaelogical and Descriptive notices. I- Classic, Roman, Eastern. II-Italian, Byzantine, Venetian III- Gothic, Early German, French, English.

      Firmin Didot and Co., Londres 1844 - 3 vols. folio m. con múltiples láms. grabs. (99+94+109, 1 despl.) y texto explicativo (sin paginar). Holandesa puntas det, dorados en lomo. Ex-libris, sello bibl. 1844-1849

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        Recueil sur l'enseignement].

      Paris, 1824-1844, - 21 pièces en deux vol. in-8. basane fauve racinée, dos lisses ornés de filets et de larges fleurons dorés, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Une charnière supérieure entièrement fendue. Ce recueil sur l'enseignement part un peu dans tous les sens, mais les principales pièces tournent autour de la discussion de la loi de 1844 sur l'enseignement secondaire, et la question connexe du monopole universitaire. La plupart des interventions retenues émanent des milieux ecclésiastiques, militant pour la liberté totale de l'enseignement et s'appuyant à cet effet sur la Charte en son article 69 : Il sera pourvu dans le plus court délai possible à la liberté de l'enseignement. I. [DESCHAMPS (Nicolas) :] La Charte-vérité, ou Le Monopole univesitaire devant les Chambres, résumé de la question de l'enseignement au point de vue constitutionnel ; par un Français ami de la Charte. Paris, Poussielgue-Rusand, Lyon, Louis Lesne, janvier 1844, 176 pp. - II. LAMACHE (Paul) : De la Législation du monopole universitaire. Paris, Bureau de l'Univers, 1844, [4]-V-148 pp. - III. PARISIS (Pierre-Louis) : Liberté d'enseignement. Examen de la question au point de vue constitutionnel et social. Paris, A. Sirou, Langres, Laurent fils, 1843, 64 pp. - IV. Cour d'assises de la Seine. Réquisitoire et répliques de M. le Procureur général Hébert dans le procès de M. l'abbé Combalot. [Paris], Imprimerie Panckoucke, s.d. [1844], 32 pp. - V. LABOULAYE (Edouard) : De l'Enseignement et du noviciat administratif en Allemagne. Paris, bureau de la Revue de législation et de jurisprudence, 1843, paginé 513-611. - VI. FREVILLE (Maximilien Villot de) : Chambre des Pairs. Discussion du projet de loi sur l'instruction secondaire. Discours prononcé dans la séance du mardi 23 avril. Paris, Crapelet, 1844, 35 pp. Pïèce en reproduction photo-mécanique. - VII. MACHART (Edme-Firmin-Auguste) : Discours sur l'origine de la morale, sur ses progrès comparés à ceux des Lumières et des connaissances humaines ; sur la cause et le remède de leur inégalité. Amiens, Imprimerie de Duval et Herment, 1840, VII-75 pp. - VIII. Raisons de croire à la vertu. Paris, Imprimerie de Bourgogne et Martinet, s.d. [1843], 58 pp. Unique numéro du périodique Mission populaire. - IX. SAINTES (Amand) : Eclaircissement sur l'Histoire critique du rationalisme en Allemagne, et réponse à quelques critiques dirigées contre cet ouvrage. Paris, Cherbuliez, Hambourg, Perthes-Besser et Mauke, 1842, 22 pp. - X. BARROT (Odilon) : Le Procès de Senneville. Affaire de liberté des cultes. Paris, L.-R. Delay, 1843, [4]-108 pp. - XI. COQUEREL (Athanase) : Réponse au livre du Dr Strauss, La Vie de Jésus. Paris, Marc Aurel frères, 1841, 83 pp. Une des premières polémiques intra-réformées sur la bombe exégétique que fut, bien avant le livre de Renan (qui le pille gentiment), la Vie de Jésus du pasteur Strauss. - XII.-XIII. DUPANLOUP (Félix) : [Première / seconde ] Lettre à M. le Duc de Broglie rapporteur du projet de loi relatif à l'instruction secondaire. Paris, Poussielgue-Rusand, 1844, 60-[2] et 81 pp. - XIV. ESTAINTOT (Langlois d') : Liberté d'enseignement. A l'occasion du projet de loi sur l'instruction secondaire. Paris, Schwartz et Gagnot, Rouen, Ch. Haulard, Fleury, 1844, 53 pp. - XV.-XVI. BARTHELEMY (François-Sauvaire de) : Chambre des Pairs, session 1844. Second [- troisième] discours (.) dans la discussion du projet de loi sur l'instruction secondaire. Opinion sur l'amendement relatif aux programmes du baccalauréat et aux programmes de philosophie en particulier. S.l.n.d. [Paris, A. Sirou, 1844], 32 pp. en numérotation continue. - XVII. Chambre des Pairs. Discussion du projet de loi relatif à l'instruction secondaire. S.l.n.d. [1844], 7 pp. - XVIII. DUPIN (Charles) : Chambre des Pairs, session de 1844. Réponse (.) aux discours de MM. le duc d'Harcourt et le comte de Montalembert dans la discussion du projet de loi sur l'instruction secondaire (art. 3). [Paris], Imprimerie Panckoucke, s.d. [1844], 15 pp. - XIX. DU [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chapel of the Convent of St. Catherine, On Mount 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 : 345x495 (mm), 13.625x19.5 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 427x609 (mm), 16.75x24 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph

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        Les Juifs d’Europe et de Palestine. Voyage de MM. Keith, Black, Bonar et Mac Cheyne envoyés par l’Église d’Écosse. Traduit de l’anglais [par Mlle Rosine de Chabaud-Latour] par le traducteur de la vie et des ouvrages de J. Newton et des pensées de Thomas Adam. Avec une carte de la Judée et un plan de Jérusalem.

      Paris, Chez L.-R. Delay, Libraire, 1844 - in-8° ; XXII-1 carte coul. h.-t. front.-(1)-471 pp.-1 plan h.-t., demi-basane marron à coins, dos lisse orné, filets or, titre or, rel. de l’époque, bon exemplaire. Manque à Röhricht. Manque à Tobler. Cat. B. N., H-15585. ÉDITION ORIGINALE DE LA TRADUCTION FRANCAISE RARE. FIRST EDITION. GOOD COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Het leven van Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter 1607-1676. Vols. I, II.

      's-Gravenhage; 1844 - , 1848; A.P. van Langenhuysen; halfleather with marbled boards; leather gilt printed and blind tooled; illustrated with lithographs; woodengravings with the text; grangerized copy; additional 14 copperengravings (ca. 1800): " M.A. de Ruiter, Luitenant Admiraal", "Zeeslag tussen de Hr. Michiel de Ruiter en den Hr. Georg Ascue by Plymuyden", "De stad Nyborg veroverd door de Hr. Michiel de Ruiter en 't slaen der Zweeden door de Deenen", "Terres de Serbora", "Veue de l'entrée de la baye de Sierra Leone", "Vue de la Côte depuis Mina jusqu'au Maure, tirée de Barbot et de Smith: a canots negres de Manfro qui conduisent des esclaves a bord", "De beide oude vrienden herkenden malkander dadelijk", "Willem III ontvangt de Ruiter aan den Uithoorn", "Afbeelding van de stad en rivier van Rochester, Chattam waar in vertoond werd de victorieuse uitwerkinge van 's Lands oorlogs vloot onder 't beleid van den Hr. Admiraal Michiel de Ruiter", 3 different copperengravings of ships, "Zee slag tusschen de Hr. Adml. M. de Ruiter, den Prins Robbert en Graaf de Estrée by Kykdn." & "Zee slag van den Hr. Admiraal Michiel de Ruiter en den Hr. de la Zarda, tegens de Fransche Adl. de Hr. du Quesne, by het eiland Sicilien omtrent den berg Etna"; [15], XX , 480 en resp. [VII], 747 p.* Vol. I lacks pages with contents. Both volumes with wear along extremities. Upper joints spines, mainly vol. II, splitting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Londres et les anglais des temps modernes

      H. Baillère, Paris 1844 - In-8 (222 x 141 mm), 431 pp. (numérotées 430 car deux pages 224), maroquin rouge à grain long, dos lisse orné, encadrement de filets or et fleurons d'angle sur les plats, filet sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Edition originale de cette étude de Londres et des anglais au 18e siècle. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Monsieur Ch. Alex. Gouin sur le faux-titre. Bel exemplaire. (rousseurs éparses). // Octavo (222 x 141 mm), 431 pp. (numbered 430 as there are two pages 224), long-grained red morocco, smooth spine tooled, gilt fillet borders on covers with flowerets on corners, fillet on turns-in, dentelle inside, gilt edges (contemporary binding). First edition of this study on London and londoners during 18th century. Signed autograph dedication of the author to Monsieur Ch. Alex. Gouin on half-title. Nice copy. (scattered spots).

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        The Sermon on the Mount

      London: Longman & Co 1844 - Very attractive 1st edition HB bound in full dark Morocco with impressed design by Hayday. Beveled edges and with central ivory cartouche on both front and back. 7 raised bands to spine, all page edges gilt and no inscriptions. Illuminated by Owen Jones throughout with just touch of faint scattered faint foxing (12 x 17cm)

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        Autograph Letter

      - An unpublished autograph letter signed ‘Charles Dickens’ to ‘My Dear Sir’ [namely Dr. Bowring]. Saturday, Fifteenth June 1844. Letter amounts to two written pages on hand-addressed letterhead on a folded sheet which measures 228x182 mms unfolded. A little browning at the top edge and a few spots but handwriting clear and unaffected. Unpublished Autograph Letter dated Fifteenth June 1844, Saturday, addressed to ‘My Dear Sir’ - with ‘Dr Bowring’ referenced at the foot of the second written page - and signed in full by Dickens. It states: ‘I am very much indebted to you; and had divined the [kind] purpose of our friends visit. [Absence] from here, and constant seclusion for a fortnight past/ during which period I have been engaged in finishing the book I have on hand/ alone had prevented me from acknowledging your attention. I was out unleashed, last night.I am going down to Bath to take leave of my good friend Landor on Monday. I shall be in town again on Wednesday, and will take the chance of finding you at home on Thursday at Twelve. But pray do not remain within on my account. I shall be at the athenaeum in any case; and it is but to walk [anon] the Park and back again. My Dear Sir, Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens’.A clean example with only a few spots to the main text. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Life of Baber, Emperor of Hindostan

      London: James Darling, Clerical Library, , 1844. Octavo. Original brown embossed cloth. Lithographed map frontsipiece. Light browning, marginal foxing, front hinge very slightly cracked, but overall a very good copy, the cloth with just the lightest of shelf-wear. First edition, presentation copy, with the author's inscription on the front free endpaper, "Mrs. J. Watson with the Author's love, Jan. 1st. 1847", and with his extensive marginal annotations and amplifications throughout. Essentially an abridgement of Leyden and Erskine's translation of Baber's autobiography with "many geographical descriptions... altered and enlarged with the aid of later authorities" (preface).

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        DOORWAY OF BAALBEC (May 7th, 1839)

      F.C.Moon, London 1844 - Original lithograph from the folio 1st edition. Lithographed by Louis Haghe. Published by F.G.Moon, London, 1844. Full page (vertical). Size of image: 36,5 x 52 cm ( = 14,2 x 20,4 inch) + margins. Hand-coloured. UNTRIMMED FULL MARGINS. Upper right and lower right corners of outer margins slightly chipped off ( see photograph). Minimal colour sprinkle on tiny area of left margins, not affecting image, 1 small stain on very far upper margins .Very clean and very good condition with excellent imprint. ONE OF ROBERTS' MOST FAMOUS AND DESIRED LITHOGRAPHS. Rare! - LEBANON ANTIQUE PRINT ANTIQUITIES - AIRMAIL SHIPPING incl.worldwide [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Essays on some unsettled questions of political economy

      London: John W. Parker,, 1844. Octavo. Original grey paper boards, neatly rebacked to style, inner hinges reinforced. A very good copy. First edition of a series of five theoretical essays on economic problems which Mill had composed around 1830, only one of which had been published. Gathering these earlier essays gave Mill the idea of preparing a major synoptic work that would expand and bring up to date the classic treatises of Smith and Ricardo, and it proved to be the genesis of his great treatise, Principles of Political Economy, published early in 1848.

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        PHILOSOPHISKE SMULER

      Copenhagen, 1844. - Cloth w. marbled boards. Occ. spotting. 164 pp. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Milano e il suo territorio.

      Pirola,, Milano, 1844 - 2 voll. in-4° (275x180mm), pp. (16), 391, (5) di supplemento ed errata; (4), 506, (1) di errata; cartonatura originale con titolo a stampa e stemma di Milano entro bordura elegantemente ornata. Titolo e fregi incisi al dorso. Due frontespizi con titolo entro bordura figurata con stemmi ed immagini e riferentisi a Milano, 14 tavole f.t. all'acquatinta tratte da dagherrotipi incise dal Cherubini, nonché 48 testatine, finalini ed iniziali xilografiche raffiguranti vedute locali. Inoltre, una grande pianta di Milano disegnata da D. Manzoni ed incisa all'acquatinta da Giuseppe Cattaneo ripiegata f.t. in fine del primo vol. ed una grande carta geografica dei dintorni della città incisa dall'Allodi ed impressa da Artaria ripiegata più volte in fine del secondo vol. Piccoli restauri ai dorsi e qualche alone e traccia d'uso alla cartonatura; restauri al verso delle due carte ripiegate. Fioriture consuete quanto lievi. Buon esemplare. Prima ed unica edizione, rara, di una delle più importanti opere ottocentesche sulla storia civile e politica di Milano. L'opera fu stampata in soli 1500 esemplari; il presente esemplare è della tiratura su carta distinta recante la dedica autografa del Podestà di Milano, Casati: "Esemplare n°. [il numero è stato cancellato] offerto al Signor Marchese Francesco nella Sesta Riunione degli Scienziati Italiani. Milano 11 Settembre 1844 Il Podestà Casati". Solo poche copie su carta comune furono poste in vendita, ma con le 14 tavole differenti e senza le due grandi carte ripiegate. Cat. Hoepli, 787. Predari, 164. Arrigoni, 207. Lozzi, I, 2650. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF HERALDRY. Or General Armory of England, Scotland, and Ireland, comprising A registry of all Armorial Bearings from the earliest to the present time, including the late Grants by the College of Arms. By John Burke, Esq. Author of the Peerage and Baronetage, History of the Commoners, Etc. And John Bernard Burke, Esq. Of the Middle Temple, Barrister at Law. Third edition, with a supplement

      Henry G. Bohn. London. 1844. THIRD EDITION. Thick 4to. (10 x 6.4 inches). Decorative full colour chromolithographic extra title page. One page with small neat note to the margin, otherwise a very good copy in a fine early leather binding by J. Duthie of Leeds. Full red morocco. Spine with raised bands, each decorated in gilt. Compartments double ruled, fully decorated and lettered in gilt. Boards with blind stamped panels of crosses and Fleur-de-lys within a decorated oblong panel. Both boards with decorative and ruled gilt borders. Front board has a gilt decoration, named, placed (Leeds) and dated 1850 to the centre. Board edges decorated in gilt. Marbled endpapers and gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Some light rubbing top the extremities but overall a beautiful fine binding in very good condition.

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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.

      James Wyld,, London: 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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        Travels in Kordofan:

      London: J. Madden and Co., , 1844. embracing a Description of that Province of Egypt, and of some of the Bordering Countries, with a Review of the Present State of the Commerce in those Countries, of the Habits and Customs of the Inhabitants, as also an Account of the Slave-hunts taking Place under the Government of Mehmed Ali. Octavo. Original green cloth with embossed panelling to spine and both boards, title gilt to spine, cream surface-paper endpapers. Contemporary armorial bookplate of John Hatfield Brooks to the front pastedown (Brooks served in the 1st Bengal light cavalry during the Indian mutiny); on the front free the attractive bookplate (with image of a kora player) of John Ralph Willis, Princeton professor and book-collector, author of Slaves and Slavery in Muslim Africa and Studies in West African Islamic History. Slight lean, just a little rubbed, corners turned, light browning, scattered foxing, but a very good copy. First edition in English, first published in German the previous year. Important and uncommon study of the region. Austrian businessman Ignatius Pallme explored Kordofan province, 1837-9, "on commission, for a mercantile establishment at Cairo" (translator's preface); this published account was one of the first descriptions of Kordofan province. In 1910 H. D. W. Lloyd, British governor of Kordofan, referred to Pallme in his "notes on the Kordofan Province" in the Geographical Journal as "one of the most accurate observers … much of whose work might have been written yesterday." Pallme gives a lengthy account of the slaving expeditions carried out under Mehmet Ali, who had supposedly suppressed the practice: "Several European journals have stated that these marauding expeditions were put an end to by command of the viceroy on the occasion of his visit to Sennaar, but I can assure the reader … that these robberies take place as before even at the present day. No pen can describe the acts of deliberate cruelty perpetrated on these occasions". Extremely uncommon in cloth.

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