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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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      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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        Mouillage de San Pedro/Mouillage de la Mission de Sta. Barbara

      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 Vermielle. Two maps on one sheet. Sheet size: 12 x 19 3/4". Frame size: 21 3/4 x 27 1/4". Inventory#: p1939pfat. These two highly important maps are just about the first published charts of San Pedro and Santa Barbara harbors, California. No earlier plan of either sit is listed in Phillips, Maps of America. The plan on the left (San Pedro) shows the modern-day harbor of Los Angeles. The area was virtually devoid of settlement in 1844. Santa Barbara was more highly developed, with a small town ("Pueblo"), the mission, and "Presidio" (ruined) clearly maked. Wagner calls this work "one of the twenty rarest and most important.dealing with the history of California."

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Pilgrim Reader Books - IOBA]
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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.. 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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      - 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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        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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      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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        The War Dance

      Chatto & WIndus no date], London - A fine image from Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio', one of the most important accounts of Native American life. The War Dance, or 'dance of the braves', "is peculiarly beautiful. At intervals they stop, and one of them steps into the ring, and voiciferates[sic] as loud as possible, with the most significant gesticulations, the feats of bravery which he has performed during his life. and at the same time carries his body through all the motions and gestures, which have been used during these scenes when they were transacted. At the end of his boasting, all assent to the truth of his story. and the dance begins again" This is one of the six rare unnumbered plates, whose existence remained something of a mystery until recently, when research uncovered the true history of the production of the North American Indian Portfolio . When Catlin first produced his work in 1844, he evidently intended his 25 plate folio to be the first of four volumes, and had carried work forward to the point of having produced extra lithographic stones toward the next volume. However, the collapse of his finances ended this scheme, and the publisher Henry Bohn took over the copyright of the Portfolio, producing 25 plate versions until he sold the copyright to the publishers Chatto & Windus in the early 1870s. Chatto & Windus decided to enhance their reissue of the Portfolio by printing the six extra plates, from stones which had existed unused for over thirty years. This is documented in their archives, now in the Reading University Library in England. Of the 140 sets located in the unpublished census, only about a quarter are of the 31 plate issue. Thus, these six plates are four times scarcer than the other Portfolio plates. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio , Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian". He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in the North American Indian Portfolio in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. The present image is one of the results of this publishing venture and is both a work of art of the highest quality and a fitting memorial to a vanished way of life. Lithograph, hand-coloured, by John McGahey, printed by Day & Haghe. Wove paper. Image size: 11 x 16 1/2 inches.

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        Promenade au Maroc par Charles Didier.

      Paris, Jules Labitte, Libraire-Éditeur, 1844 - In-8° ; (2)-XXXII-362 pp.-(1), demi-chagrin prune, dos lisse très joliment orné, "fers rocailles", titre or, filets or, rel. romantique de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. Playfair, Morocco, 669. Édition originale du « premier en date de nos touristes marocains » (R. Lebel, p. 126). Voyage de Cadix à Gibraltar. Embarquement à Tarifa pour Tanger (ample description) puis route jusqu’à Tétouan (idem). Retour à Tanger et un petit crochet à Cueta. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. Exemplaire portant en pied les armes de la maison de Gestas. Les membres de la famille de Gestas ont presque constamment porté les armes depuis le XIIIe siècle, et ont occupé de nombreux emplois militaires. Cette maison a eu des alliances avec un grand nombre de familles nobles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        COMMERCE OF THE PRAIRIES: or the Journal of a Santa Fé Trader, During Eight Expedition Across the Great Western Prairies, and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico

      New York & London: Henry G. Langley / Wiley and Putnam, 1844. Second issue, with the dual title page imprint. Two volumes, original dark brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt (vaquero on front covers, Indian with bow and arrow on spines), decorated in blind, fore and top page edges untrimmed. Vol I: pp [2], (xvi), (17)-320, [2] + frontispiece with tissue guard + 2 plates + 1 folding map; 2 illustrations in text. Vol II: pp viii, (9)-318, [4] + frontispiece with tissue guard + 1 map ("Map of the Interior of Northern Mexico") + 2 plates; two vignettes in text. Rebacked, with original spines laid down (some original cloth loss at ends, but lettering intact). Vol I has damp staining to covers, with damp mark to upper half of text throughout, "Commerce" on spine a little rubbed, small hole to front free endpaper, some foxing, occasional mildew spots to upper margins of late leaves, corner tear to pp 207-08 with loss of only a few letters (but not sense), two margin tears neatly repaired. Vol II has endpapers renewed with period paper, some foxing but not staining, lacking first blank leaf?. The plates and tissue guards in both have tanning.The green coloured folding map (" A Map of the Indian Territory, Northern Texas and New Mexico Showing the Great Western Prairies") has a two inch closed tear to lower inner corner very neatly repaired and one misfold, but is otherwise nice and clean. In all, a good solid pair, no owner names, all plates & maps present. One of the landmark books of Western Americana, considered by some authorities as one of the 10 most important. "The Santa Fe Trail ranks with the Chisholm Trail in its historical importance as a place in the West, and Gregg is the classic of that trail and the commerce on it. It was written by a man who spent nine years as a Santa Fe trader and who knew the trail, the varmints and plants along it, the Indians, and his Mexican customers. He kept a diary, and his carefully recorded notes were before him as he wrote the book. It has been source material for all the other books on the Santa Fe Trail and trade." - Jeff Dykes The map, called a "cartographical landmark" by Wheat, is one of the most important of the early Southwest. Flake 3716. Howes G401. Sabin 28712.. First edition.. Hardcover.. 12mo.

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        Défense de l'Ecole Libre devant la Cour des Pairs (Septembre 1831). Du devoir des Catholiques dans la question de la Liberté d'enseignement (Novembre 1843) [ Suivi de : ] Trois discours sur la Liberté de l'Eglise, la Liberté d'Enseignement et la Liberté des Ordres Monastiques prononcés à la Chambre des Pairs par le Comte de Montalembert [ Suivi de : ] Du Devoir des Catholiques dans les Elections

      A. Sirou Jacques Lecoffre 1844 - 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque demi-veau blond : Défense de l'Ecole Libre devant la Cour des Pairs (Septembre 1831). Du devoir des Catholiques dans la question de la Liberté d'enseignement (Novembre 1843) Sirou, 1844, XI-156 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Trois discours sur la Liberté de l'Eglise, la Liberté d'Enseignement et la Liberté des Ordres Monastiques prononcés à la Chambre des Pairs par le Comte de Montalembert, A Sirou, 1844, VI-211 pp. [ Suivi de : ] Du Devoir des Catholiques dans les Elections, Jacques Lecoffre et Cie, 1846, 94 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. Rare exemplaire d'une provenance tout à fait remarquable : de la bibliothèque de François Guizot (avec son cachet portant sa devise en titre et faux-titre du premier ouvrage : "Omnium recta brevissima" - le droit chemin est le plus court de tous). On ne peut imaginer provenance plus prestigieuse : François Guizot était bien le premier destinataire visé par le discours de Montalembert, comme en témoignent leurs luttes oratoires du 21 mai 1844. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. frottée avec accroc en coiffe sup., des rouss., rares petites notations au crayon dans le premier titre - passages mis entre crochets) Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1844 - Toulouse, Laurent Chapelle, 1844-1846. Quatre volumes in-8 (159 X 226) demi-chagrin bleu nuit, dos lisse orné d'un quadruple filet doré serti de filets perlés en place des nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison chagrin marron (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : faux-titre, titre, XXIII-430 pages, 2 plans dépliants, (1) f. - [relié à la suite : "Histoire de l'art toulousain, par M. Bernard BENEZET, peintre d'histoire" ; 106 pages] ; Tome II : faux-titre, titre, XVI-472 pages, 8 planches hors-texte dont une à double page ; Tome III : faux-titre, titre, VIII-404 pages [relié à la suite : "Pibrac. Histoire de l'église, du village & du château par A. du Faur, Comte de Pibrac" ; 64 pages, (1) f.] ; Tome IV : XI-643 pages, 1 planche. EDITION ORIGINALE, peu courante. Elle contient deux plans dépliants et 9 planches gravées sur vélin blanc hors-texte, dont une à double page. TOME I : Recherches sur la municipalité de Toulouse ; Recherches sur le lieu où s'assemblaient les magistraux municipaux de Toulouse ; Annales capitulaires de Toulouse (de 1147 à 1299). TOME II : Annales capitulaires (de 1300 à 1790) ; notes et preuves ; noms des capitouls de 1560 à 1789 ; noms des magistrats municipaux de 1790 à 1844. TOME III : Histoire religieuse, Histoire du Parlement et autres cours de Justice. TOME IV : Etude historique de quelques capitoulats, notice sur l'Université. (LIMOUZIN-LAMOTHE, 145). DEUX TEXTES ont été reliés avec l'ouvrage de DU MÈGE : "Histoire de l'art toulousain, par M. Bernard BENEZET" & "Pibrac. Histoire de l'église, du village & du château par A. du FAUR, Comte de Pibrac". PLAISANT EXEMPLAIRE, bien relié à l'époque. BEL ENSEMBLE. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed by Hudson Bay Company factor Donald Ross to the Chief Factor of the Company John Stuart, describing the season's trade and commenting on the Oregon boundary dispute

      "Norway House" [Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada] 1844 - Strong content letter between Hudson Bay Company factors on the fur trade and the Oregon Question. Ross writes: ".Our furs, I am happy to see, sold well last winter, with the exception of Beaver, and the quantity sent home was by no means small, yet somehow or other, we cannot manage to make profit nowadays, tho' the trade was never carried on in this country with so little expense; there must be a peg loose somewhere, that is a clear case, but I shall not pretend to say where the leakage is. The trade of this Department for the last outfit is certainly very good . and as we are now again to hunt beaver without restraint, I expect the current year will produce something even better than the last . The Columbia too has given large return for the last outfit but its expenses, I fear, will swallow all up, and probably more; our affairs in that quarter, I expect are in a very critical state. The Americans are pouring across the mountains by thousands, and if the Oregon question be not speedily settled, some serious mischief will assuredly arise before long. These grasping Republicans it appears insist on the line of 49 to the sea; if they get that, it will be better to give them the whole, the rest will be of little value to England and will rather be a source of trouble and annoyance than of real benefit to the nation; they have no just claim whatever to any portion of the territory, but John Bull, good honest soul as he is, terrible when his anger is up, allows himself to be cheated and gulled by every body who can manage to blurry and tickle him into good humour. For my own part, I sincerely wish we were well rid of the whole concern, for I strongly fear we shall then suffer the heaviest blow that ever fell on the fur trade." For much of the first half of the 19th century, Great Britain and the United States had jointly occupied the fur rich Oregon country (known as the Columbia District to the HBC), the northwest coast region west of the continental divide, north of the Columbia River to the 54th parallel. By 1844, however, with America's vision of manifest destiny in full swing, the U.S. laid claim to the region, launching the Fifty-four Forty or Fight campaign. Particularly debated was the area north of the Columbia but south of the 49th parallel (i.e. much of present day Washington State). Ross here argues that if that area were ceded, then the entire region to the 54th parallel might as well be foresaken. Two years later, the Oregon Treaty was signed, setting the boundary between the U.S. and Canada as the 49th parallel. 3pp, plus integral address leaf. Folded sheet. (Short separations at folds, hole from opening costing a few words). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        F. C. Schlossers Weltgeschichte für das deutsche Volk. Unter Mitwirkung des Verfassers bearbeitet von Dr. G. L. Kriegk. Hier: 19 Bände in 9 Büchern.

      Barrentrapp., Frankfurt/M., 1844 - Insgesamt ca. 9500 Seiten (XXVI/480, XVI/500, 566, 604, XXII/442, 465, IV/492, VIII/589, 480, 506, 480, 486, 482, 513, 628, XVI/499, 504, 475, 277 Seiten). Frakturdruck. - Inhalt: I. Geschichte der Alten Welt / Orientalische Völker. Völker der griechisch-römischen Zeit. II. Geschichte der Alten Welt / Völker der griechisch-römischen Zeit. III. Geschichte der Alten Welt / Völker der griechisch-römischen Zeit / Geschichte der Römer. IV. Geschichte der alten Welt / Völker der griechisch-römischen Zeit. V. Geschichte des Mittelalters. VI. Geschichte des Mittelalters. VII. Geschichte des Mittelalters. VIII. Geschichte des Mittelalters. IX. Geschichte der neueren Zeit. X. Geschichte der neueren Zeit. XI. Geschichte der neueren Zeit. XII. Geschichte der neueren Zeit. XIII. Geschichte der neueren Zeit. XIV. Geschichte der neueren Zeit / Geschichte des 17. Jahrhunderts. XV. Geschichte der neueren Zeit / Geschichte des 17. Jahrhunderts. XVI. Geschichte der neueren Zeit / Geschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts. XVII. Geschichte der neueren Zeit / Geschichte des 18. Jahrhunderts. XVIII. Geschichte der neueren Zeit / Geschichte der ersten Zeit des 19. Jahrhunderts. XIX. Vollständiges Namen- und Sachregister. Sprache: de Schwarze Halblederbände mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. (Leder gering und unauffällig berieben. Wenige Anfangsblätter in einigen Bänden etwas stockfleckig. Einzeilenstempel). - Im übrigen gut erhaltene, dekorative und saubere Exemplare in fester Bindung und ohne Eintragungen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arvicola Pennsylvanicus (Wilsons Meadow Mouse) [Plate 45]

      Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1844. unbound. very good. Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 22" x 28". From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". Overall wear, a few tears and chips to edges. Scattered smudging. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        Histoire de France (23 Tomes - Complet) : Première Série : Histoire de France (16 Tomes) - Seconde Série : Histoire de France. Révolution Française (7 Tomes - Complet). [ édition originale ]

      Perrodil 1844 - 23 vol. in-8 reliure d'époque demi-basane marron, tranches mouchetées, Librairie de Perrodil, Paris, 1844 et 1845, près de 450 pp. par volume Edition originale. Rare exemplaire bien complet des deux séries (première série : Histoire de France jusqu'à Louis XVI - Seconde série : Histoire de la Révolution Française). Une remarquable Histoire de France, passionnante et rédigée dans un style limpide, d'un point de vue catholique, par M. de Genoude (reliures lég. frottées avec un petit mq. en coiffe sup au tome 16 et un mq. en mors au tome 4 de la seconde série, coupes frottées avec petits chocs, rares rouss., le texte en en général d'une belle fraîcheur). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Art de Fumer ou la Pipe et le Cigare. Poeme en Trois Chants. Suivi de Notes. Beigebunden: Syphilis- Poème en deux chants. Notes par le docteur Giraudeau de Saint-Gervais; Biographie de Fracastor; Poème de Fracastor de la Syphilis. Fragment du Poème de Fracastor;.

      Paris, Lallemand-Lepine/ Bechet, 1844/45 - 8°, 94 S.; 86 S., Privat-Kart. d. Zeit m. Rückentitel, Etwas berieben, etwas stockfleckig. Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy (1796 -1867) französischer Dichter. In Paris konnte Berthélemy erfolgreich als Schriftsteller debütieren und zusammen mit Méry veröffentlichte er viele Satiren gegen die Bourbonen. Als Parteigänger Napoleons richteten sich diese Pamphlete meistenteils gegen Ludwig XVIII. und dessen Nachfolger. Durch ihren beißenden Spott, durch die Lebendigkeit und Leichtigkeit ihrer Verse gewannen diese bald einen großen Leserkreis. Da Barthélemys Angriffe auf Monarchie und Staat auch in der Julimonarchie immer heftiger und unkontrollierter wurden, regte der Bürgerkönig Louis Philippe an, ihm eine kleine Pension auszusetzen. diese war verbunden, mit der Auflage, nichts politisches mehr zu veröffentlichen und sich ins Privatleben zurückzuziehen. Der Plan ging auf und als die Öffentlichkeit davon erfuhr, sank seine Popularität. Dem Vorwurf, er habe sich kaufen lassen, versuchte Barthélemy vergeblich mit dem Gedicht ?Ma justification? zu begegnen.Barthélemy übersetze u.a. von Girolamo Fracastoro und Vergil. Girolamo Fracastoro (um1478 -1553), italienischer Arzt und Dichter. 1530 veröffentlichte Fracastoro in Verona ein berühmtes Gedicht über die Syphilis (Syphilis, sive morbi gallici, libri tres, ad Petrum Bembum). Der Krankheitsname Syphilis wird auf dieses Gedicht zurückgeführt. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Historical Geography of Arabia; or, the Patriarchal Evidences of Revealed Religion: a Memoir, with Illustrative Maps; and an Appendix, containing Translations, with an Alphabet and Glossary, of the Hamyaritic Inscriptions recently discovered in Hadramaut.

      London, Duncan and Malcolm, 1844. - 8vo. 2 vols. lxxxiii, (1), 357 pp; vi, 509 pp, (1), with two large folding frontispiece maps of the Arabian peninsula (56 cm x 41 cm), a large folding chart of inscriptions, 1 engraved plate of inscriptions, and one further folding translation of the same inscription. Lacking - apparently never bound with - the "vignette plate of Nakab el Hajar" supposed to face p. 335. Repairs to both maps. Only edition of this detailed study of place names, tribal geneaologies, and pre-Islamic inscriptions. "An attempt at the proof of the descent of the Arabs from Ishmael" (Ghani). Includes an interesting attack on Edward Gibbon's 'geographical' explanation for the rise of Islam out of Mecca; Forster denounces Gibbon's "scepticism" and "artful insinuations" by pointing out some of his errors in historical geography, meanwhile defending the claim of a Scriptural prophecy in favour of the descendants of Ishmael. Gay 3570. Ghani 136. Brunet 19594. NYPL Arabia Coll. 166. OCLC 4892705. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Derrotero de las Costas de la America Meridional. Comprehendas Entre la isla de Santa Catalina y el Maranhao; y entre la misma y el rio de la Plata: Escrito en Frances por El Baron Roussin, y El Capitan Barral Traducido por.Carbonell, Piloto Particular.

      Barcelona: Imprenta de D A Albert. 1844 - 4to, original tree calf, gilt decorations to spine. Title with decorative cut, (ii "El Traductor"), pp265, (ii, Erratas). Hand coloured lithograph of signals, 4 folding lithographic plates (Juan Doy del, Lit de Malis Rambla 88, Barca) , extending to 400 x 240mm each showing islands or approaches to harbours in Brazil as if viewed from the sea, to serve as identification on arrival. Rio de Janeiro.da Gabia, Cabo Frio, Maccahe, the same from different distances out to sea, Cabo del Aguitin (?), Espiritu Santo, Bahia, Los Abrolhos, Fernando de Noronha, Parahyba, Sta.Ana, Monte Ytacolouni. First Edition thus, Borba de Moraes p.150. COPAC lists only 2 copies, BL and Oxford. First and last sections of text waterstained, plates unaffected. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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        Buffalo Hunt, on Snow Shoes

      London 1844 - George Catlin (1794-1872); Illustrated plate from North American Indian Portfolio; London: 1844-48; Hand-colored lithograph; 16.5” x 22.5” paper size; 27.5” x 33.5” framed. In 1827, George Catlin, an illustrator from Philadelphia, became the first artist to attempt the perilous journey up the Missouri River, and the first to create visual records of his experiences traveling among the Plains Indians of North America. Catlin embarked upon his journey in the Spring of 1832, traveling from St. Louis up the Missouri on the steamboat Yellowstone to Fort Union, at the intersection of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. It was a path that Karl Bodmer was also to follow just a year later, leading along a series of trading posts that served as a conduit for the furs and pelts brought down from the Rocky Mountains and channeled east. Catlin’s motivation was entirely unselfish and idealistic, and he labored unceasingly to persuade his contemporaries that Native American culture should be honored and preserved. The artist himself best expressed his goal in the preface to the first edition of his North American Indian Portfolio: “The history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.” Catlin’s project filled a great need. After Lewis & Clark’s celebrated expedition up the Missouri River into the Pacific Northwest, Europeans read avidly of the sights and experiences of the voyage. They traced the route followed by the explorers, using the map that accompanied the wildly popular printed volumes on the journey. But a crucial aspect was missing from the accounts of the expedition of Lewis and Clark. Without pictorial documentation, Europeans (and Americans) were unable to visualize the all-but-unbelievable journey. This lack meant that the people, landscape, and customs of the vast American frontier remained abstract ideas -- and much less vividly imaginable -- to anyone who had not personally experienced the voyage. When Catlin first issued his volume in 1844, his animated, colorful, sympathetic views of Native Americans finally filled the void of imagery. Suddenly, Europeans and Americans were able to visualize the people and customs of whom they had read so extensively, and to gain a level of respect for the Native Americans, so often feared, misunderstood or misrepresented. Catlin’s work endeavors to tell the story of the Plains Indians in a logical, graphic way that is not evident in the works of artists and publishers who followed in his footsteps, most notably Bodmer and McKenney & Hall. Catlin introduces the viewer to three important tribes from different geographical areas (Pawnee, Osage, and Iroquois) in the first image; the second illustration presents the buffalo, the animal on which the Plains Indians depended for survival. Next, Catlin depicts the wild horses on the Plains, the manner in which the Indians broke them, and finally how the Indians used the horses to pursue the buffalo. The two main methods of killing the buffalo, with a lance and with a bow, are demonstrated in the subsequent print. The danger of the buffalo hunt follows, including an illustration of the Mandan buffalo dance. The effort to tell a story about the culture of the Plains Indians continues throughout the North American Indian Portfolio, in which Catlin sought to present Indian culture and activities from the Indian standpoint.

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