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

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

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        A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF AN IMPROVED METHOD OF PLANTING AND MANAGING THE ROOTS OF GRAPE VINES.

      - Longman Brown Green & Longmans (London), 1844, 1st edition, 19.5 x 11 cm. (7¾ x 4½m inches), 82 pages + 32 pages publisher's catalogue, original cloth slightly worn with slight piece missing from the head of the spine & slight repairs to the spine edge, some slight foxing, otherwise very good condition. On the verso of the title-page is neatly inscribed "Presented to James Harris, Gardener, Abbot's Leigh, upon the anniversary of his Birth Day, 3rd January 1845, By his master & friend, Christopher George". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Roberts, A.B.A., I.L.A.B.]
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        Autograph letter signed ("C. Laplace").

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

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        Plan of the Harbour and City of the Havana

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

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

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

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        View of Jerusalem.

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

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

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

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        The Logic of Political Economy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Various places]. Jan. 1 - March 22, 1844. - 62pp. Quarto. Original brown cloth. Cloth moderately soiled and stained. Light dampstaining to some of the text. About very good. Manuscript log book of the U.S.S. Delaware, kept by seaman Robert B. Storer during the ship's final voyage. The U.S.S. Delaware was launched in October 1820. She spent most of her active duty cruising in the Mediterranean, where she served in the interests of American commerce and diplomacy in that area, though she also spent several years stationed in Brazil, patrolling the coasts of Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina to represent American interests during political unrest in those countries. She began her final voyage to the Mediterranean in February 1843, setting out from Rio de Janeiro. This log covers the last three months of the Delaware's active service, documenting her return voyage from the Mediterranean to Norfolk. She arrived home in March 1844, and was still at the naval yard in 1861, when she was set afire with other U.S. ships in order to keep them from falling into Confederate hands. The log begins with the ship at anchor in Mahon harbor, off Minorca in the Mediterranean. Storer keeps details of provisioning the ship and readying to sail for first twelve days of January. As is standard with ship's logs, he records speeds, winds, and weather conditions, as well as the positioning of the sails. Everyday events such as inspecting the crew or holding "divine service" on Sundays are noted, as are sightings of other ships' sails and exchanging colors with passing vessels. The Delaware sights the coast of Spain and moves into the Atlantic around the third week in January; on February 2, crew member Jacob Lawrence, a marine, dies (though Storer does not say from what), and his funeral service is held the next day, and Lawrence's body is committed to the deep. Also of note, the Delaware investigates a wreck on Feb. 15: "At 7.45 hauled up the courses, hauled down the jib and laid the main and mizen topsails to the mast, and sent a boat to board the wreck. At 8.15 the boat returned from the wreck; discovered her to be the English Hermaphrodite Brig 'Halifax' of 'Halifax,' loaded with lumber, water logged and foremast sawed off, nothing living on board." The rest of the voyage is uneventful and relatively smooth, and the Delaware sights the Cape Henry lighthouse on March 4th. The last few days are recorded as the ship is anchored at Hampton Roads, including a salute to the passing of former Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer, who died on February 28th.

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        Unpublished Manuscript and Printed Materials by John Howard.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Chef Indian

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

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        Original MS Letter from George Cruikshank with proofs of the Etchings Done for Saint James's or the Court of Queen Anne by W. Harrison Ainsworth

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

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        The Tower of London; a Historical Romance

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

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

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

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

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

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        Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official in 2 Volumes

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

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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        OUR ACTRESSES; OR, GLANCES AT STAGE FAVOURITES. Past and Present. Inscribed: "To Hamlet from Polonius"

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

      [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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        A CYCLE OF CELESTIAL OBJECTS [ILLUSTRATED]

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

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        Port of San Francisco Dans La Haute Californie/Entree Du Port de San Francisco et des mouillages del Sausalito et de la Yerba Buena (California/San Francisco)

      Arthus Bertrand, Paris 1844 - Engraving from the atlas volume of Duflot de Mofras' Exploration du Territoire de L'Oregon, des Californies et de la Mer Vermeille. Engraved by S. Jacobs. Sheet size: 20 1/4 x 12 5/8". Frame size: 30 x 20 1/2". Inventory#: p1934pfat. This is the finest cartographical record of San Francisco Bay on the eve of the American occupation. The topography of the bay is already well understood, and most of its more prominent features are easily recognizable. The lower part of the sheet is devoted to an inset plan of the Golden Gate ("Entree du Port de San Francisco"), on which the forerunner of the modern metropolis of San Francisco is clearly shown. This is the "Puebla de la Yerba Buena", a small cluster of buildings grouped at the foot of Telegraph and Nob Hills (both unnamed.) Note the presence of many now familiar names throughout the bay area: "Alcatraces", "S. Raphael", "San Leandro", "Pte. Sauseleto", "Pta. de los Lobos", and many more. Wagner calls Duflot de Mofras' work: "One of the twenty rarest and most important.relating to 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".

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

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

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        Essays on the Pursuit of Truth and on the Progress of Knowledge

      Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, London 1844 - Wear at top and bottom of the spine. 278 pages, tightly bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Beach Hut Books]
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        Systematischer Bilder-Atlas zum Conversations-Lexikon. Ikonographische Encyklopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste...Nebst einem erläuternden Texte. 2 Text- und 2 Tafelbände.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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