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        Plate XII Swift Fox. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Audubon J.J., Philadelphia 1844 - Original and rare hand-colored lithograph by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon, FRS, FLS for the Imperial Folio Edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. 22 x 28 inches. This Swift Fox is in Fine condition with rich original hand-coloring. Custom framed in conservation materials, as shown, by Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA, ILAB. Framed size is 34 x 29.5 inches. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production.Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs.Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. Although Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books has featured the monumental edition of Audubon's work since 1989, this new collection of plates is the strongest body of mammals we have has the good fortune to acquire. These plates have not seen the light of day, thus the coloring of each of the plates is strong and rich, hand-painted with a multitude of subtle colors which are often lost to fading. In a word, these prints are the finest Audubon animals available, and must been seen. (Blum, Picturing Nature, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Sabin 2367, Wood 208). Fine with bright original hand-coloring. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Schriften.

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1844-1845.. 12 Bände. Kl.-8vo (16,2:12 cm). (4), 351, (3); VI, 357, (1); VI, 342; VI, 340; (6), 399, (1); (4), 400; V, (1), 466; (4), 519, (1); VII, (1), 307, (1); IV, 327, (1); (4), 308; (4), 324 S. Mit 24 getönten federlithographierten Tafeln von Theodor Hosemann und 8 Lithographien von R. Jaene nach Jacques Callot. Hellbraune Hablederbände der Zeit mit weinroten Leder-Rückenschildchen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Marmorpapier-Deckelbzügen. Die Buchrücken werden durch goldgeprägte einfache und doppelte Streicheisenlinien, die sich mit schwarz gefärbten Streicheisenlinien abwechseln, in 5 Felder unterteilt, von denen drei mit einem blindgeprägten Muster aus Kreissegmenten verziert sind. Alle Bände mit kleinem Buchbinderschild: "Albert Schmidt / Buchbinder / Dresden, Wilsdruffergasse No. 13" auf dem hinteren fliegenden Vorsatz und sämtlich mit einem von J[ulius] Keyl für William H[enry] Riggs gestochenen Exlibris auf dem vorderen Innendeckel. - Gering, Ecken teilweise etwas stärker bestoßen, Gelenke beschabt, zwei Bände mit oberflächlicher Wurmspur am Leder des Vorderdeckels, Rücken mit vereinzelten kleinen Schabstellen.. Erste Auflage der ersten großen Gesamtausgabe und erste von Hosemann illustrierte Ausgabe. "Die biedermeierliche Illustration zu Hoffmanns Werk ist mit dem Namen Theodor Hosemann eng verbunden und durch ihn entscheidend geprägt. Hosemanns aus biedermeierlichem Geiste entstandene, aber auch über diesen hinauswachsende Federzeichnungen sind gleichsam zu einem Bestandteil von des Dichters Werk geworden. Sie wurden in zahlreiche Ausgaben übernommen. [...] Lothar Brieger, Hosemanns Biogr. und Arthur Rümann nannten die Federzeichnungen die beste illustrative Leistung des Künstlers." (Riemer, E. T. A. Hoffmann und seine Illustratoren, S. 23). "Mit [den 24 Federzeichnungen zu Hoffmanns gesammelten Schriften] ist der größte Schritt vorwärts getan, den der Illustrator Hosemann überhaupt je machte. [...] Fast jedes Blatt in diesen dünnen Bändchen ist ein klassischer Schlager, ein Meisterstück der Buchillustration von internationaler Wertung." (Brieger S. 89). Exemplar aus dem Vorbesitz des bedeutenden Sammlers mittelalterlicher Waffen und Rüstungen, William Henry Riggs (1837-1913), dessen Sammlung sich heute im Metropolitan Museum of Art befindet. Riggs hatte das Exemplar offenbar in seiner Zeit in Dresden erworben, wo er sich auch sein Exlibris stechen ließ. - Dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. Die Tafeln teilweise schwach gebräunt und vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig; der Text meist sauber und fleckenfrei, lediglich die Bände 11 und 12 etwas stärker stockfleckig; Band 3 Seite 279 mit kleinem Loch im weißen Rand (ohne Textberührung); alle Titelblätter mit kleinem hs. Namenszug auf dem Bundsteg. - Salomon 370; Hobrecker 102; Goedeke VIII, 501, 80; Rümann, 19. Jh. 848.

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        Excursions through the slave states.

      Murray London 1844 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxix, 357; x, 394pp., 2 lithograph frontispieces, 2 title-page vignettes, folding map (split to fold), 6 illustrations in the text, contemporary polished calf gilt, tan and green morocco labels, raised bands, marbled edges, a fine set. Provenance: John Clerk Brodie (armorial bookplate). "A tall, gaunt, fastidious teetotaller, Featherstonehaugh cut an odd figure on the American frontier. His prejudices against the informality, materialism, and cultural backwardness of Jacksonian America did little to endear him to his hosts; his blatant élitism and bullying of subordinates revealed an arrogant authoritarianism based on unwavering faith in the superiority of the English upper classes. A tory and an Anglican, Featherstonehaugh was a complex man of intense feelings who appreciated the beauty of nature and ably recorded the startling variety of life, including the tragedy of the American Indians. Intelligent, observant, and adventurous, Featherstonehaugh successfully changed careers four times despite terrible setbacks. While he found his most congenial work in his latter years as a consul, his fame rests on his pioneering work in the United States as a geological explorer and publicist." (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Commerce of the prairies: or the journal of a Santa Fe trader, during eight expeditions across the great western prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years in northern Mexico..."

      New York: Henry G. Langley. 1844. "First edition, first issue, 2 volumes, 12mo, pp. xvi, [17]-320; viii, [9]- 318; folding map printed in green and black (and in a fine state, with virtually no tears and no miscreasing); full-page wood-engraved map, 6 plates; recently rebound (and not particularly appropriately) in half maroon morocco, black leather labels lettered in gilt on gilt-paneled spine; ragged fore-edges on a number of the early leaves in volume I and a scotch tape repair on the frontispiece of volume 2; that said, it's complete, sound, and the earliest issue. A cornerstone of Western Americana, acclaimed by all sources as the principal contemporary authority on the commerce and trade of the Santa Fe Trail, the Indians of the south plains, and New Mexico in the Mexican period. J. Frank Dobie calls it ""one of the classics of bedrock Americana."" It gives a lively, intimate, and personal account of experiences on the prairies and in northern Mexico. The ""Map of the Indian Territory Northern Texas and New Mexico showing the Great Western Prairies"" is by far the best map of the region up to that time and referred to by Wheat as ""a cartographic landmark."" ""A cornerstone of all studies on the Santa Fe Trail in the early period, describing the origin and development of the trade, Gregg's own experiences, and useful statistics for 1822- 43"" (Rittenhouse). Wagner- Camp 108:1; Graff 1659; Howes G-401; Rittenhouse 225; Streeter Sale I:378; Streeter, Texas 1502; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West II: pp. 186- 88; Dobie p.76; Flake 3716; Rader 1684; Raines, p. 99; Sabin 28712."

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        Christmas Carol In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas.With Illustrations by John Leech.

      Philadephia Carey & Hart 1844 - First American Edition of A Christmas Carol, In Publisher's Extra Gilt Gift Binding DICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. Philadephia: Carey & Hart, 1844. First American Edition. Twelvemo in sixes. [8], 158 pp. Four hand-colored lithographed plates (including the frontispiece and the plates facing pp. 59, 75, and 143) and four hand-colored wood-engraved plates (facing pp. 36, 71, 113, and 157). Publisher's original gift binding by "J.C. Russell Binder" in dark brown vertically-ribbed cloth with front cover decoratively stamped in gilt, rear cover decoratively stamped in blind and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original buff endpapers. Spine gilt lightly rubbed, headcap and tailcap chipped, rear outer hinge repaired. A very good of this scarce gift binding. Housed in a brown cloth clamshell case. The lithographed plates in this first American edition are after the hand-colored steel-engraved plates in the first English edition, and the wood engravings, which were intertextual and in black and white in the English edition, appear here as inserted hand-colored plates. Gimbel A80. HBS 67092. $10,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

      London: John W. Parker,, 1844. Octavo (217 x 134 mm). Contemporary tan calf, skilfully rebacked to style, red and green morocco labels, raised bands, compartments gilt, boards panelled with blind roll and double gilt fillet to with floral cornerpieces, inner gilt dentelles, marbled edges and endpapers. Bound without the half-title and the publisher's ads. Armorial bookplate of Earl Belper to front pastedown. Spine ends gently rubbed, discrete splits along inner hinges. An excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition. The author's treatise is the first text to develop the theory that demand and supply balance each other, a theory which later became known as Walras' law. Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy was initially intended as a collaborative work with George Graham (1801–1888), but, as Mill put it in his autobiography, "when my exposition came to be written, I found that I had so much over-estimated my agreement with him, and he dissented so much from the most original of the two Essays, that on International Values, that I was obliged to consider the theory as now exclusively mine, and it came out as such when published many years later".

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        Commerce of the prairies: or the journal of a Santa Fe trader, during eight expeditions across the great western prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years in northern Mexico.

      Henry G. Langley, New York 1844 - First edition, first issue, 2 volumes, 12mo, pp. xvi, [17]-320; viii, [9]- 318; folding map printed in green and black (and in a fine state, with virtually no tears and no miscreasing); full-page wood-engraved map, 6 plates; recently rebound (and not particularly appropriately) in half maroon morocco, black leather labels lettered in gilt on gilt-paneled spine; ragged fore-edges on a number of the early leaves in volume I and a scotch tape repair on the frontispiece of volume 2; that said, it's complete, sound, and the earliest issue. A cornerstone of Western Americana, acclaimed by all sources as the principal contemporary authority on the commerce and trade of the Santa Fe Trail, the Indians of the south plains, and New Mexico in the Mexican period. J. Frank Dobie calls it "one of the classics of bedrock Americana." It gives a lively, intimate, and personal account of experiences on the prairies and in northern Mexico. The "Map of the Indian Territory Northern Texas and New Mexico showing the Great Western Prairies" is by far the best map of the region up to that time and referred to by Wheat as "a cartographic landmark." "A cornerstone of all studies on the Santa Fe Trail in the early period, describing the origin and development of the trade, Gregg's own experiences, and useful statistics for 1822- 43" (Rittenhouse). Wagner- Camp 108:1; Graff 1659; Howes G-401; Rittenhouse 225; Streeter Sale I:378; Streeter, Texas 1502; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West II: pp. 186- 88; Dobie p.76; Flake 3716; Rader 1684; Raines, p. 99; Sabin 28712. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Commerce of the prairies: or the journal of a Santa Fe trader, during eight expeditions across the great western prairies, and a residence of nearly nine years in northern Mexico..."

      New York: Henry G. Langley. 1844. "First edition, first issue, 2 volumes, 12mo, pp. xvi, [17]-320; viii, [9]- 318; folding map printed in green and black (and in a fine state, with virtually no tears and no miscreasing); full-page wood-engraved map, 6 plates; recently rebound (and not particularly appropriately) in half maroon morocco, black leather labels lettered in gilt on gilt-paneled spine; ragged fore-edges on a number of the early leaves in volume I and a scotch tape repair on the frontispiece of volume 2; that said, it's complete, sound, and the earliest issue. & & A cornerstone of Western Americana, acclaimed by all sources as the principal contemporary authority on the commerce and trade of the Santa Fe Trail, the Indians of the south plains, and New Mexico in the Mexican period. J. Frank Dobie calls it ""one of the classics of bedrock Americana."" It gives a lively, intimate, and personal account of experiences on the prairies and in northern Mexico. The ""Map of the Indian Territory Northern Texas and New Mexico showing the Great Western Prairies"" is by far the best map of the region up to that time and referred to by Wheat as ""a cartographic landmark."" & & ""A cornerstone of all studies on the Santa Fe Trail in the early period, describing the origin and development of the trade, Gregg's own experiences, and useful statistics for 1822- 43"" (Rittenhouse). Wagner- Camp 108:1; Graff 1659; Howes G-401; Rittenhouse 225; Streeter Sale I:378; Streeter, Texas 1502; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West II: pp. 186- 88; Dobie p.76; Flake 3716; Rader 1684; Raines, p. 99; Sabin 28712."

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        Christmas Carol

      First American Edition of A Christmas Carol, In Publisher's Extra Gilt Gift BindingDICKENS, Charles. A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. Philadephia: Carey & Hart, 1844.First American Edition. Twelvemo in sixes. [8], 158 pp. Four hand-colored lithographed plates (including the frontispiece and the plates facing pp. 59, 75, and 143) and four hand-colored wood-engraved plates (facing pp. 36, 71, 113, and 157).Publisher's original gift binding by "J.C. Russell Binder" in dark brown vertically-ribbed cloth with front cover decoratively stamped in gilt, rear cover decoratively stamped in blind and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original buff endpapers. Spine gilt lightly rubbed, headcap and tailcap chipped, rear outer hinge repaired.A very good of this scarce gift binding. Housed in a brown cloth clamshell case.The lithographed plates in this first American edition are after the hand-colored steel-engraved plates in the first English edition, and the wood engravings, which were intertextual and in black and white in the English edition, appear here as inserted hand-colored plates.Gimbel A80.HBS 67092.$10,000

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        The Convict Ship; A Narrative... on board the "Earl Grey," during the Voyage to Tasmania

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1844. Small octavo, 324 pp., errata slip, bookplate of Alexander Thomson; a very good copy in the original decorated brown cloth, rather faded. "… with brief notices of Individual Prisoners…" An attractive copy of the most interesting of Browning's accounts of life as surgeon-superintendent of a convict ship, with the rare errata slip. Browning, a man of strong Christian beliefs, wrote three books on convict vessels of which this is far and away the most detailed, and is well-regarded for the detailed biographies it includes of many of the convicts he knew. With the armorial bookplate of Alexander Thomson of Banchory Esquire.

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        The Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man

      London: Chapman & Hall and Bradbury & Evans, 1844-1860 Five volumes. A Christmas Carol (Bradbury and Evans, 1844), second edition, second issue; The Chimes (Chapman & Hall, 1845), first edition, second issue; The Cricket on the Hearth (Bradbury and Evans, 1846), first edition; The Battle of Life (Bradbury and Evans, 1846), first edition, fourth issue; The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (Bradbury and Evans, 1848), first edition, first issue. Finely bound in ¾ red morocco over red marbled boards by David Chivers, with four raised bands to the spines, lettered in gilt, spine compartments decoratively tooled in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, red marbled edges, marbled endpapers. Very good, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, light toning to the spines, rubbing to the hinges, light rubbing to the boards and spines, heavier rubbing to the spine of A Christmas Carol, former owners' bookplates to the front endpapers, sturdy spines, contemporary former owner's lengthy inscriptions to the front fly leaves, Battle and Cricket lacking the half-titles, minor spotting to the first and last pages of the text block, former owner's marginalia scattered throughout, otherwise bright and fresh pages. Overall, a clean and sturdy set. Smith II 4, 5, 6, 8, 9. The Christmas Books is the name given to Charles Dickens' mid-nineteenth century series formatted after and including his 1843 masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. Each novel in the series is marked by a strong moral and social message, the transformation of a hardened character to a more caring individual, and, of course, the holiday season. Unusual for Dickens, all of The Christmas Books were published first as novels without prior serial publication. Additionally, they are all illustrated in black and white, with the exception of A Christmas Carol, which contains plates with color illustrations.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        A Catalogue of Pneumatic Instruments Manufactured and Sold By N. B. & D. Chamberlain with Experiments Illustrated By Numerous Engravings and Notes

      Boston: Isaac. R. Butts, 1844. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. First Edition. [4], 56, 7, [1], xiv p. Original brown cloth, blindstamped design front and rear panels. Spine panel with gold lettering ''Pneumatic experiments'' still bright and clean. Head of spine panel 1/2 inch chip missing, base of spine panel and corners wear and minor loss. Exlibrary with previous owners' bookplate on front pastedown endpaper and paper label at base of spine. 2 previous owners' signatures. Small printed illustration laid in (perhaps errata?) between pages 48/49. A wonderful catalogue with 100+ illustrations of instruments in the text. American scientific trade catalogues from this period are scarce. Hard Cover.

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        "Domkirche von Bamberg (Morgenseite)". Seitenansicht.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Mathieu u. Bayot aus Chapuy, 1844, 43,5 x 30 cm..

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        Schillers sämmtliche [sämtliche] Werke in zehn Bänden. Mit Privilegien gegen den Nachdruck. Pracheinband in grünem Ganzleder. Mit 1 Portrait-Frontispiz und zahlreichen Stahlstichen. In Frakturschrift gedruckt. Stahlstiche von Eduard Schuler, Ch. A. Schuler,

      J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag,, Stuttgart & Tübingen, 1844 - 21 x 14 cm. 292 S. Bücher, 10000 g. GE2. (OL). Jpg. Erhabene Exemplare. Sehr gute Buchbinderarbeit. Rücken homogen lichtrandig. Vereinzelt stock- bzw. braunfleckig. Besonders dekorative Ausgabe.

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        Catalogue D'une Partie De La Bibliothèque De M. L.-C. Deneux, Docteur En Médicine, Ancien Professeur De Clinique D'accouchement de La faculté De Médicine De Paris, Membre Titulaire de L'Acacémie Royale De Médecine de la Même Ville, Médecin-accoucheur De Madame La Duchesse de Berry, Chevalier de Plusieurs Ordres Nationaux et Étrangers, dont la vente aura lieu le 27 mai 1844, et jours suivants, Place de l'Oratoire, no. 6

      1844. Paris, Techener, 1844. Original blue wrappers. Catalogue of part of the library of Louis Charles Deneux (1767-1846) who was from 1823 until the July-Revolution 1830 professor of the obstetrician clinic in Paris and was the obstetrician of the Duchess of Berry at the birth of her fourth child. The introduction tells us that this catalogue contains only part of a larger collection of over 10,000 volumes that is completely dedicated to the 'physical and moral study of man'. The present catalogue contains 1511 items and is subdivision 7 of the whole library: "Recherches générales sur l'homme, et particulièrement sur la femme. Cette section comprend la population, l'histoire naturelle de l'homme et de la femme, particulièrement les moeurs de cette dernière, ses dévoirs, ses passions, etc."

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        Ueber die Beziehungen zwischen Meereshohe und Beschaffenheit des Blutes

      <p>Miescher, Johann Friedrich (1844-95). Ueber die Beziehungen zwischen Meereshöhe und Beschaffenheit des Blutes. Offprint from Correspondenzblatt für Schweizter Aerzte (1893). 809-832pp. Text diagrams. 249 x 174 mm. Original printed wrappers, one corner a little chipped. Fine. Miescher&#146;s copy, with his stamp on the front wrapper and title and printed label on the front wrapper.</p> <p>First Edition, Offprint Issue. The Swiss physiologist Miescher is best known for being the first to isolate and identify what we now know as DNA. Toward the end of his life, suffering from the tuberculosis that would eventually kill him at age 51, he began researching the effect of high altitude on the composition of the blood. He confirmed that at 6000 feet above sea level the number of red blood cells per cubic centimeter is eight million as compared with five million at sea level. In the present work, the text of an address delivered before the Congress of Swiss Physicians in 1893, Miescher stated that &#147;climate on high mountains is the best which most effectually restores health and by which a maximum activity in the production of new blood is set up, with a minimum of discomfort in the process of acclimatization&#148; (quoted in Mosso, Life of Man in the High Alps [1898], p. 277).</p>

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        THE ROYAL ALPHABET. [Uncle Buncle Series.]

      London. Dean and Co. No date [circa 1844]. - 8 leaves, all printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers, each leaf bearing hand-coloured engravings, 7 of which, illustrated the letters of the alphabet, with royalty as their theme. Origina yellow wrappers, the upper pictorial, the lower, bearing ad's for the Uncle Buncle series of toybooks, and Dame Wonders New and Curious Transformations. 19.8 x 6.2 cm. Disbound from a collection, with evidence of that to the spine; some light creasing; else a delightful alphabet. Illustrations include, the young Queen, Prince Albert, the Prince of Wales as a baby, and other eminent guests attending a banquet. Very scarce. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Cruise of H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., in 1867-1868.London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1869. 8vo. With a photographic portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh, 8 chromo-lithographed and 4 double-tinted plates, 6 full-page and 6 smaller black-and-white illustrations, and a folding "engraved" lithographed map (34 x 50 cm), mounted on cloth. Contemporary half calf, shell-marbled sides, re-backed and with new endpapers.

      Allibone, Crit. Dict. Eng. Lit., p. 1117; Ferguson 12627; Forbes 2846; Mendelssohn II, p. 20; South African Bibliography III, p. 333. An account of a journey around the world including a visit to the British colonies in Australia, New Zealand, India and Hong Kong, conducted by Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900) in 1867 and 1868. In 12 chapters, 8 devoted to the visit to Australia, and with an "amusing and lively" account of an elephant hunt. With a folding world map and a list of officers serving on Prince Alfred's ship, the H.M.S. Galatea. Alfred was the first prince to visit Australia, India and Hong Kong, and the first member of the royal family to visit New Zealand. With the stamp of the York Subscription Library and a 20th-century bookplate of A.R. Michaelis. Binding rubbed. A very good copy. An extensively illustrated account of a royal visit to the British colonies.

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        Recueil van plakaten, publicatien, en resolutiën. [Netherlands], 1795-1810. 5 volumes. Collection of ca. 530 regulations, proclamations, forms, pamphlets and other official documents relating to Dutch maritime affairs in the French period. The proclamations are nearly all illustrated with a woodcut Dutch State Lion and a few documents have engraved illustrations attached. The work contains mostly folio documents and a few manuscripts, but also folded full-sheet broadsheets (originally intended for public posting) and smaller publications in 8vo and 4to. Half vellum (ca. 1810).

      Extraordinary collection of more than 500 rare official publications relating to Dutch maritime affairs in the French period. The collection includes several hundred regulations and proclamations, and dozens of more substantial pamphlets concerning fiscal matters, fraud, life on board ships, trade, war, etc. and nearly none of these are recorded in the traditional literature or found in relevant databases. It's not only of primary interest for Dutch history, but also for maritime history in general as it gives a fascinating insight into maritime legislation in all its aspects. The archives of the Dutch Department of Marine Affairs from this period were largely destroyed by fire in 1844, making the present collection even more valuable.All documents are very well preserved, with only a few occasional spots and some browning. Most are untrimmed, with deckles intact. An extraordinary collection of rare official documents relating to Dutch maritime affairs in the French period.Detailed list of contents available on request.

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        Autograph letter signed in full to [Carl Ludwig] Golsen in Zwëybrücken

      2 pp. of a bifolium. Quarto. Dated Soden, August 27, 1844. Blindstamp of an eagle with a crown to upper left corner. With integral autograph address panel, stamped "Soden 26 Aug 1844." In German (with transcription and translation). &#11;&#11;Relative to his receipt of 80 bottles of wine as a gift ... "I did not think that my lips would touch such distinguished, pure wine again... Now you know, of course, that I appreciate it and that I am, in this respect at least, a genuine musician." Mendelssohn goes on to send his regards to his correspondent&#39;s wife, "the Fröhlich family, Herr Molitor and Herr Zimmermann, not to forget Herr Derrum of Pirmasens. Tell the latter that he will receive the promised music from me as soon as I get hold of it..."&#11;&#11;Very slightly worn, soiled and foxed; creased and with several very small holes along folds; remnants of dark red sealing wax to address panel with corresponding small tears. . Carl Ludwig Golsen (1807-1872), a lawyer and later a member of the Reichstag, was associated with a music festival in Zweibrücken; he also owned vineyards, from which his gift to Mendelssohn referred to in the present letter apparently originated.&#11;&#11;There are other letters by Mendelssohn to Golsen in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, all dating from July 1843-August 1844: XVIII 32 (July 22, 1843); XVIII 124 (September 29, 1843, to Golsen as a representative of the Committee of the Zweibrücken Musikfest); XVIII 208 (November 26, 1843, to Golsen in the same capacity); XIX 13 (January 7, 1844); XX 25 (July 17, 1844); XX 31 (July 23, 1844); and XX 58 (August 19, 1844).

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        THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE; or, POINTS AND PICKINGS of INFORMATION ABOUT CHINA and the CHINESE

      London, Grant and Griffith, 1844.. FIRST EDITION 1844, small 8vo, approximately 180 x 115 mm, 7 x 4½ inches, 20 illustrations by W. H. Prior, 8 full page engravings including frontispiece and 12 text illustrations, pages: xii, 316 plus16 pages of adverts, original publisher&#39;s cloth, gilt decoration to spine, blind decoration to covers. Head and tail of spine neatly strengthened, new endpapers, pale age-browning to margins of plates, pale stain to lower margins of last 2 plates, neat old ink inscription to blank side of title page, plate at page 266 misplaced at page 255, otherwise a very good copy. Scarce edition, no copies of this dated edition in the major UK libraries, no copies listed in Lowendahl, Sino-Western Relations ...in Western Printed Books 1477-1877. 1 dated copy listed in World Catalogue, undated edition listed in Henri Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Night Toil; or a Familiar Account of the First Missionaries in the South Sea Islands

      London: G.J. Palmer for J. Hatchard and Son, 1844. Octavo, engraved frontispiece, map and seven text vignettes; full contemporary calf; a fine copy. English and French missionaries feuding in Tahiti. A particularly fine copy of an updated account of the London Missionary Society&#39;s activities in Tahiti, aimed at a juvenile market but full of information not readily available elsewhere. Mrs Mortimer drew initially on the Duff voyage accounts of the late-1790s, but for the later period used unpublished letters and journals and numerous reports printed in Missionary Transactions and the Quarterly Chronicle. Her account was first published in 1838; this second edition has additional material, including a violent attack on the French Catholic missionaries who had returned to the island in 1843. Letters from Queen Pomare to Queen Victoria about the "invasion" are quoted from and there are recent voyagers&#39; accounts of the island, including Fitzroy&#39;s visit on the Beagle. Provenance: presentation inscription from Anna Everett to Lucy Edgar, Clapham, 20 December 1849.

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        The Night Toil; or a Familiar Account of the First Missionaries in the South Sea Islands?

      G.J. Palmer for J. Hatchard and Son, London 1844 - Octavo, engraved frontispiece, map and seven text vignettes; full contemporary calf; a fine copy. English and French missionaries feuding in Tahiti. A particularly fine copy of an updated account of the London Missionary Society's activities in Tahiti, aimed at a juvenile market but full of information not readily available elsewhere. Mrs Mortimer drew initially on the Duff voyage accounts of the late-1790s, but for the later period used unpublished letters and journals and numerous reports printed in Missionary Transactions and the Quarterly Chronicle. Her account was first published in 1838; this second edition has additional material, including a violent attack on the French Catholic missionaries who had returned to the island in 1843. Letters from Queen Pomare to Queen Victoria about the "invasion" are quoted from and there are recent voyagers' accounts of the island, including Fitzroy's visit on the Beagle. Provenance: presentation inscription from Anna Everett to Lucy Edgar, Clapham, 20 December 1849.

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        Hamburg's Gedenkbuch, eine Chronik seiner Schicksale und Begebenheiten. Vom Ursprung der Stadt bis zur letzten Feuersbrunst und Wiedererbauung.

      Hamburg, Berendsohn, 1844.. XII,860 Seiten. 8°. Nur zum Teil stockfleckig.. Einfühlsam restaurierter Halbleder der Zeit, alter goldgeprägter Rücken auf Halbleder neu aufgebunden, siehe Foto. Mit 31 historischen, von den vorzüglichsten Künstlern der Stadt in Stahl gestochen und in Stein gravirten, Abbildungen und 1 Grundriß (der hinterlegt) der Stadt. Durchgängig z.T. stärker stockflekig, obwohl noch einige Original Seidenpapier-Zwischenblätter vorhanden sind.

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        Martin Chuzzlewit

      Chapman and Hall, 1844. Hardcover. Very Good. Chapman and Hall, London 1844. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. All points present. Dated 1844 on the title page. Errata slip with 10 corrections. Engraved frontispiece has £100 sign. Three quarter leather over marbled boards. Illustrated by Phiz. Book Condition: Very Good-, tight spine, shelf wear, rounded corners. Rubbing, missing rear endpaper, foxing spots, name in pencil on the title page. Housed in a custom clamshell box.

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        "Panorama von Achern". Schöner Blick von Windeck und Sasbach über Neu-Windeck und Illenau mit dem Brigitten-Schloß zur Antonius-Kapelle.

      . Lithographie von P. Wagner nach C. Kiefer, Karlsruhe, 1844, 9 x 56 cm.. Schefold 20022. - Geglättete Faltspuren. Selten.

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        Georgetown, Demerara.

      Hullmandel, 1844 (circa). Coloured lithograph by W. Parott with small margins, repaired tear in centre at base just extending into image. 16 x 10"

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        Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation.

      London, John Churchill, 1844. 8vo. Uncut in the original red full cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blindstamped centre-pieces to boards. Neatly rebacked, preserving almost all of the original spine. Inner hinges strengthened. A bit of soiling and overall wear to binding. Internally very nice and clean. Ex libris to inside of front board. VI (half-title bound in at end), 390 pp. + 8 pp. of publishers's catalogue (12mo, bound in at front).. The very rare first edition of the milestone work that launched the modern public debate on evolutionary origins and historical geology - the first work in English to contain a full-length exposition of evolutionary biology, the most sensational book on the subject to appear before Darwin's Origin of Species, being the groundbreaking forerunner of that work, preparing the public for it, and in general paving the way for the theory of evolution by natural selection. Apart from anticipating Origin by 15 years, the Vestiges also contains one of the very earliest references to computing within the context of biology.This sensational work with its unorthodox themes that contradicted contemporary theology, created an uproar on both sides of the Atlantic and became an instant best-seller. It was one of the greatest scientific best-sellers of the Victorian age, going through at least twelve large editions in England, numerous American editions, and several foreign-language editions. (Origins of Cyberspace). Vestiges was the direct cause of a shift in popular opinion which - according also to Charles Darwin himself - prepared the public mind for the scientific theories of evolution by natural selection.The Vestiges played a significant role in nineteenth-century biology. By presenting an evolutionary view of nature, it received the first wave of reaction and thus eased the way for Darwin's On the Origin of Species fifteen years later. (DSB III:192). Due to its controversial nature, the book was published anonymously, and for decades there was speculation about its authorship. Up until three years after the author's death when the true authorship was revealed, only seven people were told who the author was. Darwin was one of the few to have guessed the identity of the author, before the appearance of the 12th edition of the work (1884), in which Chambers's brother owned up to Robert being the true author. At one time it was rumoured to have been written by Prince Albert (who read it aloud to Queen Victoria). Alexander Bain, Richard Owen, and Charles Darwin were also favoured guesses, as was Charles Babbage. In fact, the work was not only responsible for bringing forth the idea of evolution by natural selection and presenting that groundbreaking theory to the public 15 years before Darwin did so, it also contains one of the very earliest references to computing within the context of biology, and by comparing evolutionary change occurring over long periods of time with the workings of Babbage's Difference Engine, the Vestiges - with its immense success and huge audience - was responsible for spreading Babbage's ideas and making them known - and understandable - to the public. It is likely that most Victorian readers of Babbage's Treatise (other than the relative few who had seen his Difference Engine in operation) had no understanding of what Babbage was writing about here, since virtually no one in Babbage's time was accustomed to thinking in terms of a programmed series of mathematical operations. However, Babbage's ideas about natural laws resembling programs received a great deal of attention when Robert Chambers, a Scottish publisher and author, issued his Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation in 1844. Because Chambers's work was one of the greatest scientific best-sellers of the Victorian age..., Babbage's ideas certainly received a much wider circulation through the Vestiges than through the two editions of the Ninth Bridgewater Treatise. (Origins of Cyberspace, p. 147). There is no doubt as to the wide range of readers that Vestiges attracted - also in the United States, where it sold even more copies than in Great Britain and went through ab. twenty editions. Anyone with the slightest interest in scientific topics at the time read the book, and with many it found great resonance. Abraham Lincoln and Queen Victoria read it, philosophers read it - like Arthur Schopenhauer and John Stuart Mill -, poets read it - like Alfred Tennyson and Elizabeth Barrett Browning - , statesmen read it - like William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli -, scientists read it - like Thomas Henry Huxley and Adam Sedgwick - and Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin read it.Charles Darwin read an advertisement about Vestiges in either the Times or Athenaeum. We know that he made a note to read it and copied the name of the publisher - and the price - in his notebook. Apparently he never got around to buying it, but read it in the British Museum library. We also know that both Bates and Wallace read the Vestiges at the time of its appearance, and [t]he young men's letters reveal that both were greatly stimulated by Chambers's Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation'' (Loren Eiseley, Darwin and the Mysterious Mr. X, p. 17). Charles Darwin immediately saw it for what it was and called it that strange, unphilosophical, but capitally-written book, and noted that a few people had suspected him of being the author. He was very much aware of the fact the book was paving the way for the great work he himself was contemplating and which was to be published some fifteen years later, and he later remarked that Vestiges was important in preparing many people to accept his own theory of evolution.By 1860 it had sold over 20,000 copies in eleven British editions plus editions in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands. Chambers had planned to write no more on the subject; but late in 1845, largely in response to Adam Sedgwick's review of the Vestiges in the Edinburgh Review, he wrote Explanations: A Sequel to Vestige of the Natural History of Creation. The Explanations was appended to later editions of the Vestiges, several of which underwent substantial revisions. (DSB III:192).This outspoken statement of a belief in evolution, published anonymously but attributed to Chambers, anticipated Darwin's Origin by 16 years and generally prepared the public for the latter. The authorship of the book was not revealed until three years after Chambers's death. (Garrison& Morton, p. 28).G&M: 218Origins of Cyberspace: 55

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        Recuerdos y Bellezas De España : Aragón. Obra Destinada a Dar a Conocer Sus Monumentos , Antigüedades y Vistas Pintorescas En Láminas Dibujadas Del Natural y Litografiadas Por Parcerisa.

      J. M. Quadrado, Madrid 1844 - Anteportada - Portada muy decorada a varias tintas y al oro fino - 434 págs. y 51 láminas, muy buenas litografías originales con 51 distintas vistas de distintos pueblos y ciudades de Aragón. Encuadernación a media piel con lomera grabada en seco y nervios. Cortes pintados. Size: 31 x 22 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Miniature Painter's Manual, containing progressive lessons on the art of drawing and painting likenesses from life on card-board, vellum, and ivory; with concise remarks on the delineation of character and caricature.

      Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, London 1844 - Small 8vo. Pp, (ii), 76. 24 page publisher's list (very interesting). Hand coloured frontis., 2 further hand coloured plates and 4 lithographic plates - all as called for. Illustrations within the text. Original cloth, blind-stamped and gilt. Aeg. Boards a little marked but an excellent, fresh copy. Charming. From the library of Tarradale House with bookplate and withdrawn stamp to front paste-down endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Alphabet of Quadrupeds , partly selected from the Works of Old Masters, and partly drawn from Nature

      London: Joseph Cundall, 1844. Small square octavo, frontispiece and 24 sepia plates, all edges gilt; a very good copy in the original blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt, a little sunned especially to spine. First edition, uncommon. An attractive illustrated alphabet, with a charming image of a Kangaroo. Among the other plates are etchings after Rembrandt and Albrecht Durer. Handsome chapter initials decorate the accompanying text which is enchantingly written. &#39;Fox. Look at this cunning, cruel fellow, making ready to spring among the chickens… But he will be punished tomorrow I think, for I heard uncle Tom order his red coat to be ready for hunting…&#39; The Kangaroo entry remains the highlight, &#39;The Kangaroo is brought from New Holland: we have some in England in the Zoological Gardens. Their Nature is not at all savage.&#39; Henry Cole, who published this and other children&#39;s books under the pseudonym F.S. (Felix Summerly), was a notable figure of nineteenth-century England. A distinguished civil servant and associate of John Stuart Mill, he was eventually knighted and is credited with producing the first commercial Christmas card. The Home Treasury series, to which the Alphabet belongs, was edited by Cole and aimed to improve upon the standard of childrens books.

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        Map of the Peninsula of India from the 19th degree of North Latitude to Cape Cormorin.

      1844 - London, c. 1844, Two sheets, original colour, each sheet 510 x 830mm A very large, detailed and decorative map of India on two sheets, with strong original colour highlighting the division of India and the various colonial possessions within it at the time

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        Autograph Letter Signed as President of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston to J.F. Brown, April 15, 1844

      - 1ALS, a letter written during his second term as President of the Republic of Texas. Letter isrder to pay boldly written and signed by Sam Houston during his second term as President of the Republic of Texas, for J.F. Brown who in 1838 had started a stagecoach service for passages and for shipments. Since J.F. Brown has the main service between Houston and Washington (as this letter notes), but besides the passenger fees of $500 to $1,000 the real money was from his government mail contracts. A very significant item in the early days of the Republic of Texas. . Bingham has declared it on the verso.

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        Notes and Sketches of New South Wales, during a residence in that Colony from 1839 to 1844

      London: John Murray, 1844. Small octavo, 164 pp., half title, one page of illustrations; very good in modern tan calf, gilt. Bathurst and Homebush by a great woman naturalist. A fine and engaging work by Louisa Anne Meredith, better known for her long and industrious career in Tasmania, but here publishing an account of her early years in Bathurst and Homebush, west of Sydney. &#39;A memorable description of the poignancy of leave-taking and of the difficulties of the voyage. The Merediths spent some time in Sydney, where Louisa was an acute observer of the social scene&#39; (Walsh & Hooton). The defining feature of her account is her quite remarkable eye for detail, which shows to advatange in a long chapter on the Aborigines of the Bathurst region, and throughout the work on her excellent notes on native wildlife, most notably parrots, the botany of New South Wales and, unusually, insects. The work includes a page of illustrations of what she calls "insect architecture

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        Biographie der voornaamste oudere en nieuwere schrijvers, in proza en poëzie, welke Rusland heeft opgeleverd.

      (No pl.), 1844.Contemporary half red morocco, spine richly gilt, a.e.g. With steelengraved portrait of Puschkin. VI,214,(1) pp.* An earlier edition in a Dutch library with title Blik op Ruslands letterkunde, Haarlem, 1838. Translated and edited by H. Zeeman. - A fine copy.Not in Catalogue Russica or Muller, Bibliographie Neerlando-Russe or WorldCat.

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        Widdin/Bulgarien. Blick auf die Stadt vom gegenüberliegenden Ufer der Donau aus gesehen, mit einem Segelschiff.

      . Feder und Pinsel in Grau, mit Deckweiß gehöht, über Bleistift, auf Velin, aufgezogen, unten signiert "F. Laufberger." 16,5:25,8 cm. Etwas fleckig. Vermutlich Vorzeichnung für einen Stahlstich.. Laufberger studierte an der Akademie in Prag und Wien 1844-1859. War von 1855-1863 als Zeichner für die Wiener xylograph. Anstalt von R. von Waldheim tätig. Zahlreiche Reisen führten ihn entlang der Donau bis nach Rumänien, in die Alpen, nach Paris und Rom. Er fertigte Vorzeichnungen für Stahlstich des 2. Teils des "Album zur Erinnerung an die Donau".

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        Ueber die chemische Zusammensetzung der Eiterzellen IN: Hoppe-Seyler (ed) Medicinsich-chemische Untersuchungen, Heft 4, 441-60

      <p> Discovery of DNA</p><p>Miescher, Johann Friedrich (1844-95). Ueber die chemische Zusammensetzung der Eiterzellen. In Hoppe-Seyler, Felix, ed., Med.-chem. Untersuchungen (Berlin: Hirschwald, 1866-71), Heft 4: 441-60. 8vo. vi, 593pp. 3 lithographed plates. 210 x 141 mm. Cloth ca. 1871, title in gilt on spine. Booklabel of the Chemischen Institute der Universität Innsbruck, and their stamp and withdrawal stamp on title page. Fine copy. </p> <p>First Edition. One of the earliest significant contributions to the field that would eventually be called molecular biology. "Miescher&#39;s first and most important discovery was a new class of compounds rich in organic phosphorus and forming the major constituent of cell nuclei. He rightly concluded that these &#39;nucleins,&#39; as he called them, were as important a center of metabolic activity as the proteins" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Miescher&#39;s "nuclein" (nucleoprotein) was later demonstrated to be the hereditary genetic material (DNA). He also was the first to suggest the existence of a genetic code</p>. <p>Miescher was the son of Johann Friedrich Miescher the elder, professor of pathological anatomy at the University of Bern; his uncle was Wilhelm His, Sr., professor of anatomy and physiology at the University of Basel and inventor of the microtome. After receiving his M.D. in 1868 Miescher began working under the physiological chemist Felix Hoppe-Seyler, who encouraged Miescher to study leucocytes (white blood cells). Miescher developed techniques for isolating the nuclei of these cells, and then subjected the purified nuclei to an alkaline extraction followed by acidification, resulting in a precipitate that Miescher called nuclein. Upon further analysis, Miescher was able to demonstrate the salt-like union of nuclein&#39;s two major components, an acid fraction and a basic fraction. He thus became the first to isolate and identify what we now know as DNA. Garrison-Morton 695. </p>

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With Illustrations by Phiz (d.i. Halbot K. Browne).

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1844.. Gr.-8°. XIV,(2),624,(4) S. + 38 Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit.. Erste Buchausgabe. - Mit der '100' am Wegweiser im Doppeltitel und dem Errata-Blatt. - Einband beschabt und berieben; Ecken und Kanten gering bestoßen; Fußschnitt zw. S.290 und S.350 etwas bestoßen; Doppeltitel stärker braunfleckig; die Tafeln teils schwach braunfleckig (5 davon etwas stärker); Text nahezu fleckenfrei; insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

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        THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE; or, POINTS AND PICKINGS of INFORMATION ABOUT CHINA and the CHINESE.

      London, Grant and Griffith, 1844.FIRST EDITION 1844, small 8vo, approximately 180 x 115 mm, 7 x 4½ inches, 20 illustrations by W. H. Prior, 8 full page engravings including frontispiece and 12 text illustrations, pages: xii, 316 plus16 pages of adverts, original publisher's cloth, gilt decoration to spine, blind decoration to covers. Head and tail of spine neatly strengthened, new endpapers, pale age - browning to margins of plates, pale stain to lower margins of last 2 plates, neat old ink inscription to blank side of title page, plate at page 266 misplaced at page 255, otherwise a very good copy. Scarce edition, no copies of this dated edition in the major UK libraries, no copies listed in Lowendahl, Sino - Western Relations ...in Western Printed Books 1477 - 1877. 1 dated copy listed in World Catalogue, undated edition listed in Henri Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE ART OF ENGRAVING, WITH THE VARIOUS MODES OF OPERATION, UNDER THE FOLLOWING DIFFERENT DIVISIONS: ETCHING, SOFT-GROUND ETCHING, LINE ENGRAVING, CHALK AND STIPPLE, AQUATINT, MEZZOTINT, LITHOGRAPHY, WOOD ENGRAVING, MEDALLIC ENGRAVING, ELECTROGRAPHY, AND PHOTOGRAPHY ILLUSTRATED WITH SPECIMENS OF THE DIFFERENT STYLES OF ENGRAVING

      London: M.A. Nattali, 1844. Second edition. Small 4to., vii, 109 pp., (4) adverts, 10 full-page plates (including frontispiece), plus (3) pp. adverts Original blind and gilt-stamped cloth. Previous owner&#39;s inscription. Light foxing on the title page, else a near fine copy. Gernsheim INCUNABULA #652 states, "Contains &#39;Sketch of the different methods of photogenic drawing&#39;, pp. 101-9." This section on photography describes three methods, ostensibly Talbot&#39;s, where an image is obtained on paper treated with nitrate or chloride of silver, Niepce&#39;s plate preparation with resins, bitumens or essential oils, and Daguerre&#39;s. This second edition appears to be from the sheets of the first edition (1841) with a reset publisher. The cloth binding is also a variant of 1841.

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        The LIFE Of SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D Including A Journal of His Tour to the Herbides. New edition, with Numerous Additions and Notes, by the Right Hon. John Wilson Croker. To Which are Added, Two Supplementary Volumes of Johnsoniana, by Hawkins . and Others. And Notes by Various Hands. In Ten Volumes

      John Murray, 1844. Hardcover. Good. Complete ten volume set of the illustrated 1844 Croker edition. London: John Murray, 1844. Complete in ten volumes. 12mo. "A new edition." Later marbled paper covered boards with leather spines and corners, raised bands. Good condition overall. Marbled end papers. Clean text. Contents are generally quite neat. From the personal collection of American author Osmond Tiffany with his bookplate on all front paste downs. Worn library bookplate on paste down as well, perforation to title pages, small red stamps to verso; no other marks/wear as such. Leather worn at edges with some flaking, especially at heads. All boards attached; some hinges are a bit tender.A solid mid-19th century set of Boswell&#39;s classic biography of Samuel Johnson with two volumes of Johnsoniana and "upwards of fifty engraved illustrations.

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        Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de tous les peuples du monde , d&#39;après des documents authentiques et les voyages les plus récents

      Brussels: Librairie Historique, 1844. Four volumes, large octavo, with a total of 213 finely handcoloured costume plates; contemporary green quarter roan. Portrait of a Pitcairn girl. Scarce and beautiful work on the costumes of the world, finely illustrated with a wonderful series of highly coloured full-page plates. The fourth volume covers Oceania and includes the Aborigines of Jervis Bay and Kangaroo Island, and the exotic peoples of New Guinea, Timor, Java, New Zealand and Hawaii. Of particular note is the portrait of a "Jeune fille de l&#39;ile Pitcairn", pictured in a yellow skirt and vivid blue sash. Appended is a brief but very good note on the history of Pitcairn and the mutiny, which includes notice of the voyage of the Comet and the Lucy-Ann, which transported the entire population of the island to Tahiti. There are also images familiar to us from published voyage accounts such as the Tahitian dancer after John Webber from the account of Cook&#39;s third voyage, and portrait profiles of Maoris based on Sydney Parkinson&#39;s images published in the official account of the first voyage. As usual, the plates in the publication do not exactly correspond with the lists published within the work. The table of contents describes one hundred and eighty-five plates (actually one hundred and eighty-eight, but an erratum shows that only one hundred and eighty-five were issued) and subscribers could also order a series of twelve special supplementary plates - as here - making a total of one hundred and ninety-seven plates. This copy, however, has two hundred and thirteen plates. A full collation is available on request.

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        Antiquarian, architectural, and landscape illustrations of the History of Java.

      London, Henry G. Bohn, Black, Parbury, and Allen, and John Murray, 1844.4to. Original red cloth (one hinge loose, spine missing but holding). With large folding map of Java, 10 hand-coloured plates by William Daniell and 82 etched or aquatint plates. * Later edition of the atlas volume only. - 'The history of Java stands very high in its own class, and the aquatint plates are full of interest' (Prideaux p.252-253). 'In terms of the pictorial depiction of Javanese costume and topography the importance of the History of Java can hardly be exaggerated .. indeed, a masterpiece' (Bastin-Brommer p.6-7). The ten coloured aquatints, though unsigned are by William Daniell, illustrate Javanese life and costume, and the Papuan boy who accompanied Raffles to England in 1816. The plate of the Borobudur is one of the first depictions of the monument. - 'An influential work' . - (Foxing as usual but generally clean).Bastin-Brommer N 90; Abbey, Travel, 554; Tooley, Coloured Plates, 391; Thomson, The Exotic and the Beautiful, 304.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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