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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Beiträge zur Botanik. Erster Band (all published).

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        Olney's School Atlas.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Visite de Mgr le Duc D'Aumale à la Croix-Rousse, dans l'atelier de M. Carquillat, le 24 Août 1841

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

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        Sketches of Incidents and Adventures in the Life of Thomas Elworth

      Brainard & Co., 1844, - ELWORTH, Thomas. Sketches of Incidents and Adventures in the Life of Thomas Elworth, the American Pedestrian. Boston: Brainard & Co., 1844. Pp. (2),[iii]-viii,[1]-68. 8vo, plain self-wraps. The author, born in Perry, Maine in 1816, leads the reader on a personal odyssey of his life, from his early years growing up in Nova Scotia, traipsing the roads between Halifax and Windsor as a young boy, often relying on the kindness of passing travellers to provide a night's accommodation or a few days work. Upon leaving home at the tender age of ten, young Thomas decided that a life aboard ship would suit him well, serving as a cook on a trading schooner, working for a Pictou ship-builder, and later, sailing on schooners to the Caribbean. It soon becomes apparent that young Elworth saw himself as something of a romantic hero, recalling how he gallantly risked his life to rescue a drowing lass who flung herself into the sea when their eyes met, or when, as a passenger on a schooner bound for Saint John, he took the ship's wheel during a fierce storm, when the captain could no longer manage to steer the vessel clear, averting a near disaster. Between his sailing adventures, he would often return to his familiar haunts in Nova Scotia, walking great distances, knowing he could always rely on ". my own good legs with a strong body to support them". By the age of 20, he claimed to have been a mail carrier, walking between the towns of Windsor and Lunenburg, carrying the fifteen pound bags, for twenty dollars a month, as well as a fox trapper, sometimes trapping as many as 50 animals a day, living off the money he made selling the pelts for two dollars a piece to traders. For three years, he said that he worked in St. Louis, Missouri, as a city night watchman, day police officer, carrier of two daily newspapers, runner for an insurance company, general bill poster and collector (all apparently at the same time). In 1842, he informed a man that he could walk 1000 miles in 1000 consecutive hours and was challenged to do just that. He includes an exhaustive table of the times and speeds with which he succeeded in this feat, along with personal comments on the weather, what he wore on rainy days, his health and the food he ate during his "arduous task". The following year he was challenged to repeat the event again and once more, he succeeded. Soon after, it was suggested that he ". perform 1,000 miles as quick as the fastest horse that could be produced. " Fortunately for Thomas Elworth, it was somewhat late in the season, and the race was put on hold until a later date. The author concludes with a short poetical work and his assurances that he would hopefully appear before the public in the near future, as either a pedestrian or a writer. Not in TPL, Lande. Lacking front cover, with original rear wrap. First leaf and rear wrap soiled, with the rear being creased and partially detached, corners bumped, a few pages dog-eared, with some light smudges at the top corners, else a delightfully unabashed account of the author's "life". 1,000.00 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        The Western Tourist, or Emigrant's Guide through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri and the Territories of Wisconsin and Iowa: Being an Accurate and Concise Description of Each State, Territory, and County

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

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        The Flight of The Old Woman Who Was Tossed Up in a Basket. Sketched & Etched by Aliquis

      London: D. Bogue, 1844. Leporello. Good Plus. A novel and fun panorama. 20 by 11 cm. 10 hand-colored panels, which open vertically, and stretches about two meters long as the old woman vanishes into outer space. An explanation of each of the plate panels in furnished on the back of the cover. The rear board contains a publisher's ad for "The Pictorial Hmpty Dumpty", a similar vertical panorama by Aliquis. The text, or key, on the rear front board was cut too tight on the right, with a few letters cut off, a defect at the time of issue. Soiling on the title board and scattered throughout the contents. A few tape repairs only apparent on the back of the panels or plates. Wear and minor joint tear to the cloth spine, which is on the top.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        A great country's little wars or, England, Affghanistan,[sic] and Sinde : being a sketch, with reference to their morality and policy, of recent transactions on the north-western frontier of India / by Henry Lushington

      London : J. W. Parker 1844 - Physical desc.: [4],303p ; 20cm : ; maps (1 fold.). Subject: Great Britain - Foreign relations - Afghanistan. Eastern question (Central Asia). Sind (India) - History - 19th century. Afghan Wars. Minor library marks remain internally. Very good copy in the original calf-backed marble boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with raised bands and the title blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 303 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Über Krätze (pp.280-292, 44-54, 163-172, mit 1 von Elfinger gezeichneten lith. Taf. mit 3 Abb.).

      . Med. Jb., 1844/46-47.Bd. - Wien, Braumüller & Seidel, 1844, 8°, (2), 384; /(2), 384 pp., 1 lith. Taf., 1 Halbledereinband der Zeit.. Erste Ausgabe dieser "epochemachenden" Arbeit! - In seiner "allseitig wie ein Erlösungswerk aus jahrhundertelanger Finsterniss begrüsste Studie über "Krätze" sehen wir den Schöpfer der neuen dermatologischen Schule geistig fertig vor uns. In dieser Arbeit waren die in späteren Jahren deutlicher markirten Erkenntnisse über die wichtigste Form der Hautkrankheiten, das Ekzem, sowie über den örtlichen Charakter vieler Dermatopathien schon deutlich zu erkennen - sie sind eben aus dieser Studie organisch hervorgegangen." - "Es ist nicht richtig, wie dies jüngst (1880) von unbekannter Feder hingeschrieben worden, das Hebra das pathologische Experiment nicht kulitivrt hat. Gerade das Gegentheil ist wahr und Jeder, der sich mit diesem Gegenstande halbwegs beschäftig hat, weiss es. Niemals wäre Hebra dazu gelangt seine epochemachenden Arbeiten über "Krätze" und "Ekzem" zu schaffen, hätte er nicht das Experiment methodisch und konsequent geübt, und niemals wäre es ihm gelungen, ohne das Gewicht der von ihm vorgeführten experimentellen Thatsachen den durch die Tradition geheiligten und durch äussere Verhältnisse gestützten Glauben and die "Krätz" und "psorische" Dyskrasie so rasch aus dem Sattel zu heben und die Welt zum Wissen zu bekehren; und eben soweing wäre ihm die kühne Revolution und der beispiellose Erfolg auf dem Gebiete der Therapie der Hautkrankheiten gelungen, hätte er nicht auch in dieser das Experiment zu Hilfe gezogen..." Kaposi - "Als Hebra 1841 sein Werk begann, da gab es eine Fülle von Systemen und Theorien in der Dermatologie. Man konnte die Hautkrankheiten in zwei Klassen einteilen, in akute und chronische, wenn man es mit Johann Peter Frank hielt, oder in 14 Klassen nach I.P. Plenk oder in 8 Klassen, wenn man R.Willan und Th.Bateman folgte, oder in 12 Genres nach J.L.Alibert, in 4 Sektionen nach P.Rayer oder in 8 ordres nach P.L.A.Cazenave und H.F.Schedel. Man konnte sich mit Conrad Heirich Fuchs, einem Schüler J.L.Schönleis vorstellen, daß die Krankheit wie ein Parasit im Inneren des Körpers hause und nach außen, an die Haut Gebilde hervortreibe, Blüten, Knospen, Früchte, die wie diese zu Licht und Luft strebten. Wie immer sie erscheinen möchten, die ausgemachte Tatsache galt es, daß sie ihr Entstehen einer eigenen Säftemischung, einer herpetischen Dyskrasie, verdankten. Kein Wunder, daß man es als gefährlich ansah, diese "vorteilhaften Ablagerungen" kranker Säfte in die Haut durch Behandlung in das Innere des Körpers zurückzutreiben, Hautkrankheiten zu heilen!" - "Wie soll dies nun geschehen? welchen pathologischen Vorgang denkt man sich denn, wenn man vom Zurücktreiben oder Unterdrüken der Krätze spricht?" fragtfrisch und unbekümmert um all gelehrten Theorien und Systeme 1844 der junge Secundarius der Wiener Ausschlagsabteilung, indem er mit genialem Griff die allgemeine Fragestellung auf die allgewöhnlichste, alltäglichste Hauterkrankung, die Krätze relativiert. Sie hatte von jeher als Typus einer ansteckenden Hautkrankheit und zugleich als einer solchen gegolten, die aus verdorbenen Säftemischung, aus der "psorischen Dyskrasie" entstehe. Daß bei dieser Krankheit ein Tierchen, die Krätzmilbe, regelmäßig vorkomme, war zwar schon seit Jahrhunderten bekannt; Wichmann in Hannover und Guldener von Lobes hatten 1786 bzw. 1791 erst wieder so klar darüber gehandelt. Aber trotzdem hatte man auf deutschem Boden weiter lieber an die posrische Dyskrasie eines Hanemanns oder eines Autenrieths geglaubt. Hebra aber hat das Buch der Natur aufgeschlagen: Er hat Versuche gemacht und andere und sich selbst mit der Krätzemile infiziert: "Nun setze ich mir eine, früher unter dem Mikroskop betrachtete lebende Milbe an die Innenfläche des Mittelfingers der linken Hand und im Verlauf von 8 Tagen, während welcher Zeit ein bedeutendes über den ganzen Körper verbreitetes Jucken mich plage, erschien beinahe an beiden Händen zugleich die ersten Krätzblüthen. Um mich genau von dem Gange der Krankheit zu belehren, wandte ich hindurch für zwei Monate keine Mittel zur Heilung derselben an, wo ich denn jenen Verlauf beobachtete, den ich beschrieb"." - Die Folgerungen, die Hebra aus diesen Versuchen zog, lautete: "Ohne Sarcoptes gibt es keine Krätze". Damit war die Lehre von der parasitären Natur det Scabies endgültig zum Durchbruch gekommen, gleichzeitig aber auch die jahrtausendealte humorale Krasenlehre in einer ihrer typischsten Ausprägung gestürzt. Krätze, Friesel, Impetigines, Herpes waren nun nicht mehr "Ausschläge", Hebra hat sie zu Krankheiten eines eigenen Organs, zu Hauterkrankungen gemacht." Lesky

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        Le foyer breton. Traditions populaires.

      COQUEBERT 1844 - Illustré par Tony JOHANNOT, PENGUILLY, LELEUX, FORTIN et SAINT-GERMAIN. P., Coquebert, 1844, grand in-8, demi-maroquin marine à coins et à grains longs, dos lisse orné, couvertures et dos conservés, non rogné (Canape). Portrait et 4 planches hors-texte gravés sur acier, 50 vignettes sur bois dans le texte, gravés à l'eau-forte par J. Collignon et Jacque. 1ere édition. (Brivois, 377). Exemplaire enrichi d'une lettre autographe de l'auteur relative a une pièce envoyée à Lamartine. Petite usure à la reliure, mors et coiffes frottés. Livres

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        Antiquarian, Architectural, and Landscape Illustrations of the History of Java.

      Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden., London 1844 - Plate volume. Small folio, Title, 2, large folding map of Java and its Dependencies and complete collection of ninety-two engraved tissue guarded plates, some hand-coloured. some folding occasional soiling/spotting, last plate outer margin wear. later quarter cloth over boards. Good Copy Scarce Title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Scarce Record of Thomas Dorr's Trial for Treason After His Failed Revolt

      Providence, R.I. 1844 - Book. Report of the Trial of Thomas Wilson Dorr, for Treason; Including the Testimony at Length.Together with the Sentence of the Court, and the Speech of Mr. Dorr Before Sentence. Providence, R.I., B.F. Moore, 1844. 1st ed., 115 pp., 5 1/3 x 8 3/4 in. Based on Rhode Island's colonial charter, over half of adult males were disenfranchised. Thomas W. Dorr led the effort to change Rhode Island's political system and expand voting rights. After trying to change the system internally, he created the People's Party, held an extralegal constitutional convention, and set up a competing government. The Rhode Island General Assembly drafted a rival constitution, and in 1842, both groups voted on their respective Constitutions. Both Dorr and sitting Governor Samuel Ward King were elected governor, but King refused to accept the People's Constitution, declared martial law, and accused Dorr of treason. While he did not attempt to seize the State House or governmental institutions, a few armed clashes did occur. Dorr fled the state, but returned and was convicted in 1843 but released for health reasons two years later. Ultimately, Rhode Island greatly liberalized voting rights in the aftermath of the rebellion. This trial record, prepared by his defense attorneys, is especially scarce. R & B 44-2044. Sabin 20649. ConditionVery good. Original printed front wrapper, bound into old boards. Front board loose but holding. Providence Athenaeum Gift of Deborah H. Philbrick bookplate on front pastedown, Providence County Sheriff Hunter Carson White's bookplate on verso of half-title. Deaccessioned. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antiquarian, Architectural, and Landscape Illustrations of the History of Java. [Plate volume]

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1844 - Plate volume. Large folding map of Java and its Dependencies, complete set of 92 plates (some folding, some coloured). Front cover detached, 3cm piece at top of spine missing, all pages before the first plate are detached, 2/3 of the 3rd page of the list of plates is missing, map a little creased and one closed tear, plates generally clean but there is a little foxing on the b/w plates. This volume would benefit from rebinding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoir of Jemima Wilkinson, A Preacheress of the Eighteenth [18th] Century ~ Containing an Authentic Narrative of Her Life.

      R. L. Underhill & Co, Bath, NY 1844 - 288pp., Bound in fill calf with a gilt lettered black leather spine label. Old name in pencil on end paper. Was first published in 1821 Minor dampstaining on preliminary pages and minor but even foxing throughout. Pagination: portrait, (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-iv preface, [v]-viii introduction, [9 ]-288pp. Spine tail a little chipped. Jemima Wilkinson, who in 1790 founded the religious community of Jerusalem in western New York was known for her visions, religious dreams, and prophesying. During the course of a fever, she fell into a prolonged trance from which she emerged with the conviction that she had died. She believed that her original soul and body was now inhabited by the `Spirit of Life' which came from God "to warn a lost and guilty, gossiping, dying World to flee from the wrath to come." One of her followers, Sarah Richards also had visions. She would swoon as she went into vision and lie "motionless and apparently lifeless" for a while. Afterwards, she would rise up to deliver her message. Curiously enough, less than 30 miles away, Joseph Smith had the revelations that founded the Mormon religion several years after Wilkinson. William Miller, another Upstate New York farmer, also came from this region and began the Seventh Day Adventists. New York itself is known as the "burned over district" because so many revivalist preachers come from this same area. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Survey of the Holy Land

      Bath Binns and Goodwin, London 1844 - Beautiful Copy.Half black morocco binding with grey pebbled covered boards Spine has six compartments decorated in beautiful gilt design. Title in gilt. Minor wear to the two lower corners. AEG. Frontispiece, appendix, index. Black ribbon page marker. Family crest bookplate of Frederic William Anderton. Beautiful folding engraved plates and maps of the Holy Land. An extremely attractive copy. 575 pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wiederbelebung gelähmter Gliedmaßen durch den Sehnenschnitt.

      - Wien, Geruckt und im Verlage bei Carl Gerold, 1844, 8°, VIII, 44, (1) pp., 1 lith. Doppeltafel mit 4 Abb., OBrosch. Erste Auflage! - "Als Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach im Sommer 1841 den Wienern vordemonstrierte, was die von ihm und Louis Stromeyer in Deutschland entwickelte Methode der subcutanen Sehnen- und Muskeldurchschneidung bei Schiefhälsen, Klump-, Spitz- und Plattfüßen sowie bei Kniekontrakturen zu leisten vermöge. Gerhard Breuning (1813-1892), sein einstiger Schüler, der BEETHOVEN und GRILLPARZER nahestand und damals Oberarzt am k.k. Invalidenhaus war, hat in seinem Buche "Johann Friedrich Dieffenbachs chirurgische Leistungen (Wien 1841) beschrieben, was der Berliner Meister in der kurzen Zeit vom 21.August bis 2.Oktober 1841 in Wien alles operierte (14 Tenotomie bei Caput obstipum, 14 Tenotomien bei Klump-, bzw. Spitz-, Hackenfüßen, 6 Kniekontrakturen, 158 bei Strabismus, dazu Plastiken der Nase, Wange, Auge). Kein Wunder, daß dieser Erfolg auch die eifersüchtig gewordenen einheimischen Ärzte zur Nachahmung aufrief." Lesky - "Sicherlich hat dieser Aufenthalt zur Verbreitung der orthopädischen Chirurgie und insbesondere der damals noch neuen subcutanen Tenotomie beigetragen." Valentin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VITE DE’ PITTORI E SCULTORI FERRARESI scritte dall’Arciprete. con annotazioni.

      Taddei, 1844-46, Ferrara, - 2 gr. voll. in-8, pp. XX, 471; 610, (2), particolare leg. t. tela dec. coeva con tass. in carta ai d., all'interno conservate tutte le cop. orig. Antip. al primo vol. con ritr. litogr. dell’A. Ediz. orig. di questa importante lavoro sui grandi pittori ferraresi arricchito da 56 ritr. in rame. Opera compiuta già nel 1707 dall’erudito ferrarese (1675-1755) ma pubblicata solo postuma, con ricco apparato di note a cura di Giuseppe Boschini. Manca a Lozzi. Raro. Belliss. esempl. in barbe. [219]

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        The Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Treatment of Cancer

      William D. Ticknor & Co., Boston 1844 - First edition, 1844. Well-kept copy of this influential book in the history of cancer treatment, illustrated with two plates printed in sepia and other engravings in the text. First edition in book form, with the main portion of the text originally printed in the Cyclopedia of Practical Surgery. Dark green blind-stamped cloth with gilt spine lettering, most likely the original binding, vi, [1], [errata], 351 pages plus 2 plates. Some rubbing to the corners and spine ends, very minor (6mm) chip to rear cover, small wrinkle in spine cloth below the author's name (most likely occurred during binding), good hinges, sound text block, minor edgewear to front free endpaper and preliminary blank, name of Thomas McKennan [or Thomas M Kennan] at top of title page and on endpapers, pages very clean and unmarked, no discernible foxing. A clean and sound copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TRAVELS IN SOUTHERN ABYSSINIA, Through the Country of Adal to the Kingdom of Shoa

      London J. Madden and Co. 1844 - 2 volumes. First edition. A lithographic frontispiece in each volume, and one large folding map. 8vo, bound in three-quarter dark morocco over moire cloth, the spines with raised bands lettered and lined in gilt. xvi, 492; viii, 447 pp. Internally, a fine set, the morocco is later as are the end-leaves, original spine panels laid down onto the new morocco. EXTREMELY RARE. An account of Dr. Johnston and his party’s journeys in Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia and Somalia) to the court of Shoa, describing many customs and characteristics of local tribes. It also describes the geography of the land and traces the flow of the most important river and water bodies in the region. This work has only appeared at auction twice since 1980 and is increasingly scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tafereel van Oost-Indië, voor jonge lieden van beiderlei kunne.

      Zalt-Bommel, Noman, n.d. [c. 1844]. - (3rd ed.). 2 vols. Small 8vo. (IV)+201+(3);(IV)+194+(2) pp. With frontisp., handcol. fold. map & 25 plates cont. 3 ills. each. (all engr.). Hardcover. Or. gilt decor. & blindstamped blue cloth. VG/--. (Occas. foxing to text pages and a few plates, most plates are fine; old owner's name on endpapers). * Bastin/ Brommer n.561 and p.36; Buur, Persoonlijke Documenten, 25; Buur, Indische Jeugdliteratuur 0007; Tiele 817. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte von Böhmen. Band 1 - 5. Größtentheils nach Urkunden und Handschriften. Der ersten Auflage zweiter Abdruck., Band 1: Urgeschichte und die Zeit der Herzöge in Böhmen bis zum Jahre 1197. Band 2 / 1.Abt.: Böhmen als erbliches Königreich unter den Premysliden. Vom Jahre 1197 - 1306., 2.Bd. 2.Abt: Böhmen unter dem Hause Luxemburg, bis zum Tode Kaiser Karls IV. Jahre 1306 - 1378. Bd. 3/1.Abt.: Böhmen unter König Wenzel IV, bis zum Ausbruch der Hussitenkriege. Vom Jahre 1378 - 1419., Bd.3/2.Abt.: Der Hussitenkrieg, vom 1419 - 1431., Bd.3/3.Abt.: Böhmen und das Baseler Concil. Sigmund und Albrecht Jahre 1431 - 1439., Bd.4/1.Atb.: Die Zeit von 1439 bis zu. K. Ladislaws Tode 1457., Bd.4/2.Abt.: Das Zeitalter Georgs von Podiebrad., Bd.5/1.Ab

      Prag, Kronberger und Riwnac,, 1844-1865. - VI, 392 S., VI, 410 S. ausfaltbare Stammtafel Premysliden und Luxenburger: / VIII, 424 S., VI, 549 S., VI, 337 S.; VI, 554 S., ; VI, 704 S. + 2 Seiten mit "Druckfehler". ; XII, 472 + XVIII, 586 S. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 Spätere, einheitliche Kunstlederbände mit Rückentitel

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        Nazareth.

      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 : 362x523 (mm), 14.25x20.625 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 422x588 (mm), 16.625x23.125 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph Good Condition; two 1" tears on the upper margin; one does not enter the image at all, the other enters 1/8" into the image. There is also a 1/2" tear in the lower margin, does not enter the image. Professionally repaired.

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

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

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        Barcelona. Tomada de la rambla y del gran Teatro. [Liceu].

      Paris: chez Bulla, 1844. - Imagen: 27 x 37,5. Papel: 31 x 41. Litografía original con color a mano. Preciosa vista del Liceu. Muy buen estado.

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        Granada. Tomada desde el Camino de la Fuente del Arellano.

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

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        SEVILLA. Vista de la Catedral tomada desde la Plaza del Triunfo.

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

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        Art De Construire Et De Gouverner Les Serres

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

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        Valencia Plaza del mercado.

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

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

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

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        Ingresso in Trento per il ponte di S. Lorenzo.

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

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

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

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        The Heimskringla; or, Chronicle of The Kings of Norway. Translated From The Icelandic of Snorro Sturleson, with a Preliminary Dissertation by Samuel Laing, ESQ.

      Longman, Brown, green and Longmans, Paternoster-Row, London 1844 - Three Volumes. Set measures 10cm. Hardcover, bound in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, with blind decoration in four compartments. Blind stamped decoration to front and back boards. Vol I: viii, 5 chapters, vi sagas, 485pp, followed by two pages of advertisements. Tear to cloth down back spine with chipping to head and tail. Slightly bumped corners with wear to extremities. Back binding becoming weakened. Light pencil marks to prelims. Vol II: saga vii and viii, 399pp. Tear to top spine 10cm, with some chipping to head and tail. Slight bumping to corners. Bottom front binding weak. Vol III: Saga ix to xvi, 393pp, followed by 32pp of new works and catalogue from publisher. Spine has some chipping to head and tail, tear in cloth to front of spine. Binding is tight. Overall this set is in very good condition, internally bright, clean and fresh. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia de Mejico [sic] / por M. de Larenaudiere

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

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        A NEW SPIRIT OF THE AGE

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

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        Saint James's or The Court of Queen Anne by William Harrison Ainsworth. [Magazine Issue in a Riviere Binding].

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Historical Geography of Arabia;

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

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

      New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1844.

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        The Farm Engineer: A Treatise on Farm Machinery, Particularly on the Application of Steam and Other Motive Powers to the Thrashing Machine

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

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

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

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

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

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