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        1844 - First Ed - Illustrations to the (Murray's) Hand-Book for Travellers on the Continent;

      Charles Jungel, Frankfort 1844 - Illustrations to the Hand-Book for Travellers on the Continent; comprising a Series of maps of the most frequented roads through Switzerland, Savoy and Piedmont as far as Milan, Turin, Chamberry, Nice and Genoa, Marking distinctly all the Towns, Boroughs, Valleys, and Passes, with the BY-ROADS . Plans of Principal towns, Mountains, Valleys and Passes with by-roads. Tips for coins, hotels distances, and other facts to help the traveler. Maps engraved on stone by J. Lehnhardt, and published by Charles Jugel; Frankfort. 1844, 1st edition, 40pp, 10 fold-out plates, original paper-covered boards, text in German and English. Boards soiled and yellowed; spine covering missing; foxing and damp stains; fold-out maps and plans complete. Issued as a Companion to the Murray Hand-Book of the same title (issued 1842) and sold by John Murray in London. Lister describes this issue is his section on "Companions to Handbooks" (#3) and indicates that it has not been seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hibat Yerushalayim [Love of Jerusalem]

      Jerusalem: Press belonging to Moshe and Yehudit, 1844. Boards. Very Good. First book about Jerusalem published in Jerusalem & first travelogue of the Holy Land published in Jerusalem& & [HOROWITZ, Hayyim] Hibat Yerushalayim.[Love of Jerusalem] Jerusalem: [Published under the regime of the Sultan Abdul Maagid] Press belonging to Moshe and Yehudit, 5604 [1844]. [2 leaves], 60 numbered leaves. Text in Hebrew. Title page illustrated with a wood cut of the Holy City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall. Original marbled boards, leather spine, some wear to covers. Very Good Condition overall.& & FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BOOK ABOUT JERUSALEM PUBLISHED IN JERUSALEM This book was “written specifically for the edification of the Jews in the Diaspora,” so that they might begin to know what the Holy Land was like and how it was situated in relation to the Bible. A proper travel guide, it includes complete descriptions of Israel and Jerusalem, the holy cities, villages and important gravesites. Careful consideration is given to the physical geography of each region, so that natural elements such as hills and caves, and their place in history, are also included. The commentary is presented from a spiritual, religious viewpoint that emphasizes the sacred significance of each location.& & Sections include: I. Cities and Holy Places along the Mediterranean coast; II. Tsfat and the Upper Galilee; III. Tiberias, Jordan River, the Kinneret; IV. Graves of Simeon bar Yochai and Hillel the Elder; V. Shechem, Grave of Joseph; VI. Jerusalem, Mt. Zion, The City Walls and Gates, The Mount of Olives, Graves of the Kings of Judah; VII. The Temple Mount, Western Wall; VIII. Rachel’s Tomb, Hebron, Machpelah and surrounding villages; IX. Trans Jordan, Syria, Babylonia, Mt. Sinai and Egypt, Holy Places and Famous sites; X.Essay on the Salvation of Israel. & & This book represents the first attempt by the residents of Jerusalem to convey to diaspora Jewry the significance of Jerusalem and its holy places and to link the global Jewish community spiritually and physically to the Land of Israel. A highly important historic work.& & Shoshana Halevi, Hebrew Books Published in Jerusalem, 22.&

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        Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis, from 1840 to 1843;

      London: Henry Colburn,, 1844. and of the Combined Naval and Military Operations in China: comprising a Complete Account of the Colony of Hong Kong, and Remarks on the Character and Habits of the Chinese. 2 volumes octavo. Original brown blind-stamped combed cloth, title gilt to the spines, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Engraved frontispiece to each and 4 other plates in all. 3 folding maps, one of them lithographed, illustrations to the text including the Chinese caricatures of English troops noted by Lust. A little rubbed, spines sunned and plates foxed and with off-setting as always, but the hinges and the cloth sound, and the text largely clean and bright, a very good copy indeed. First edition. Account of the record-breaking voyage of the first iron battleship, and of her services during the First Opium War, of importance in both the history of ship-building and that of the exploitation of Asia. Hall had served with Basil Hall on the Lyra's voyage to China and Korea carrying Lord Amherst's embassy. He subsequently saw service off West Africa, in the West Indies and Mediterranean, before being employed in America on steamboats on the Hudson and the Delaware. "In 1839 John Laird, the Birkenhead shipbuilder and advocate of iron ships, built, in secrecy, on speculation, the first iron warship, the paddle-steamer Nemesis. Laird, as owner, appointed Hall to command her, and in 1840 sent her as a private armed steamer to the First Opium War. Her voyage out was the longest yet by a steam-assisted vessel, and she reached China in January 1841. She served with the East India Company's Bengal marine, and was bought by the company in 1841. She had a prominent, successful, and well-publicized role in the war, including assisting at the capture of Chuenpe (Chuanbi) Fort on the Canton River in January 1841. Hall, by his energy and his skilful handling of the Nemesis, won mention in dispatches and the commendation of the naval officers under whom he served" (ODNB) By an order of council Hall's time on the Nemesis was treated as Naval service and in June 1843 he was promoted commander. His report to the Admiralty "had considerable influence on the decision to use iron ships from 1844 or 1845." An unusually well-preserved copy of this important account.

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        Pride and Predjudice

      H G Clarke, UK 1844 - 1st dition Thus 1844. Two Volumes Part of the Clarke's Cabinet Series, which was the first separate edition to appear after copyright expiration in 1841. Adverts to rear of both volumes. Original full leather binding with gilt work. Spines recased retaining original leather spine. Books are very good and quite bright and clean. Edges/corners rubbed. Tight and square binding. Contents good with inscription to endpaper. Very rare early two miniature volume edition. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref5875 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sense And Sensibility (2 volumes in 1)

      H G Clarke & Co., London 1844 - 16mo, 239pp, 224pp. Recent half leather of marbled boards binding with gilt tiles to spine. This is the first stand-alone edition of Sense & Sensibility to appear after the expiry of the copyright in 1839 [Gilson E2]. A couple of foxing spots across the few pages, age toning at the page edges, some spots on the fore edge of the text block that do not impact the pages. New acid free end papers. A very scarce, lovely book perfectly made for the palm of the hand. If you would like any additional images or information, please ask. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Franciscus Columna

      Techner & Paulin, Paris 1844 - Franciscus Columna ~ Nodier Charles ~ A Paris, Techener, Paulin, 1844 ~ In-12 , 106 pp. Dernière nouvelle de Ch. Nodier extraite du Bulletin de l'Ami des Arts, et précédée d'une notice par Jules Janin. Portrait lithographié de l'auteur monté sur Chine en frontispice. Le thème de la bibliophilie est présent au coeœur même du récit Franciscus Columna, lequel, situé à la Renaissance, joue de la fascination pour le livre rare ou perdu [Cette nouvelle curieuse reprend l' histoire de l' auteur du " Songe de Poliphile" ( Hyperotomachia )] . Nerval devait clamer son admiration pour cette nouvelle, qui à ses yeux confirmait que Nodier était jusqu'au bout demeuré "l'un des plus fidèles apôtres de l'amour pur". Rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oregon Flying Squirrel

      J.J. Audubon, New York 1844 - "As long as our civilization lasts, America will be in debt to this genius." (Roger Tory Peterson). A fine image of the Oregon Flying Squirrel from the greatest illustrated natural history work to be produced in America during the nineteenth century. This very fine plate is from the folio edition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America , produced entirely in the United States. The work was to be John James Audubon's last, and by 1846 he had to hand over the drawing of the final 50 or so plates to his sons. The final parts of this work of national importance were published after his death in 1851, but the images remain as a final fitting memorial to the greatest American wildlife artist who ever lived. The production of the Quadrupeds was begun by John James Audubon and his sons at about the same as the commercially-successful octavo edition of The Birds of America . Unlike the double-elephant folio, the Quadrupeds was produced entirely in the United States. William Reese notes that "By 1843 the Audubon family business was a well-oiled machine, involving John James, his two sons, Victor and John Woodhouse, and various in-laws and friends. The octavo Birds was still in production when J.T. Bowen began to produce the plates for the elephant folio edition of the Quadrupeds , the largest successful color plate book project of 19th-century America. It took the family five years to publish 150 plates in thirty parts. The massive project was a commercial success, thanks to the close management of Victor. There were about three hundred subscribers." ( Stamped with a National Character pp.58-59) Cf. Bennett, p. 5; cf. Reese Stamped With A National Character 36; cf. Sabin 2367; cf. Wood, p. 209. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by J. T. Bowen of Philadelphia.

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        Das Grossherzogthum Baden in malerischen Original-Ansichten in Stahl gest. von Joh. Poppel und andern. Begleitet von einem historisch topographischen Text.

      Darmstadt, Lange 1844 - 1850.. Mit gest. Titel mit Ansicht und 154 (von 158) gest. Ansichten. LXXVI, 456, 16 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Gr.-8°.. Es fehlen 4 der 154 im Tafelverzeichnis genannten Ansichten; mit dem Anhang "Frankfurt" mit 4 weiteren Stahlstichen. - Etwas bestoßen. Wie üblich tls. gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig.

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        Horace Greeley on Publication of a Letter by Abolitionist Cassius Clay

      New York 1844 - Autograph Letter Signed in full and with initials, to Ephraim George Squier [ed. of Hartford Whig Daily Journal], New York, March 26, 1844. 1 p. ".take care that every Abolitionist reads this letter this week." Partial Transcript". I write to you as most likely to be at home; if Mr. Trumbull or Mr. Stuart were sure to be in Hartford I would write to them. My business is general and important. I have just received a Letter from Cassius M. Clay which is calculated to excite a powerful influence on your Election [Henry Clay's 1844 presidential bid]. You will all publish it of course, but that is not all. You must have it published instantly in all your Religious and the Abolition journals. Do not stand for expense but have it published in the Orthodox journals and the Chr. Freemen, with my heading if possible. Be energetic - be wise. See our efficient friends instantly, and take care that every Abolitionist reads this letter this week. Yours, Horace Greeley P.S. I shall speak in New Milford on Thursday afternoon, in Danbury that evening, and in New Haven Friday evening. If I had any way to be home Sunday morning, I would speak in your place Saturday evening, but that must be given up. I have a sick wife, a young baby, a very arduous newspaper duty, and an awful correspondence, and must be here Sunday.With autograph address leaf that includes the message: "In haste / H.G."Horace Greeley (1811-1872) was a noted reformer, New York journalist, and editor of the New York Tribune. His main concern was the abolition of slavery. In 1872 he ran unsuccessfully for president against Ulysses S. Grant on both the Democratic and Liberal Republican tickets.

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        Cours de Droit français suivant le Code Civil. Quatrième édition revue et corrigée, augmentée de l?analyse de la jurisprudence nouvelle et des lois récentes qui ont trait au droit civil. 22 volumes, (tome 22, table des matières).

      G. Thorel - E. Guilbert, Paris, 1844 - demi-basane noire, titre et tomaisons dorés au dos, plats papier marbré, reliure de l?époque, quelques rousseurs, coiffe du tome 12 endommagée, bon état dans l?ensemble.

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        Hotel de Ville de Paris. Mesuré, dessiné, gravé et publié par Victor Calliat, inspecteur de l'Hotel de Ville. Avec une histoire de ce monument et des recherches sur le gouvernement municipal de Paris par [Adrien Jean Victor] Le Roux de Lincy.

      Chez l'auteur et chez Carilian-Goeury, Paris 1844 - br. couv. rig. 52,5x64cm. 19000gr. 1° Partie 1844 Textes 1 Vol. Introduction vj pp. 1° Partie 77pp. 2° Partie 1 Vol. Atlas 26pl. n&b. + Atlas 2° partie ou supplément Décorations intérieures 1859 avec 16pl. dont deux chromolithos couv. dos à nerf asse bon état intérieurs très piqués tampons d'institution avec annulé [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        POEMS.

      Bartlett and Welford, New York 1844 - A fine early twentieth-century binding SIGNED BY STIKEMAN. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Covers bordered in two gilt fillets. Spine in six panels with raised bands. Lettering and elaborate floral panel designs in gilt. Inner dentelles. Sewn-in blue silk page marker. A clean, crisp copy throughout. This first collected edition of Moore's poems, published at the request of his children, contains the first book appearance of his poem, "A Visit From St. Nicholas" ("Twas The Night Before Christmas") in a collection of his own work. This rare first edition is a PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Moore on the half-title page, "The Rev. Dr. Barry, with the respects of the author, Mar. 1846". Moore, a professor of Hebrew, wrote this poem in 1822 as a Christmas gift for his children. A house guest copied it in the fall of 1823, and later sent her copy to the editor of the Troy (NY) Sentinel, where it was first published anonymously, December 23, 1823. It first appeared between covers in the New Brunswick, (N.J.) Almanack for 1825 and was picked up by Readers and Anthologies such as "The New York Book of Poetry, 1837. The authorship was first disclosed in the Troy Budget, December 25, 1838. "The Santa Claus myth begins about 300 A.D. with St. Nicholas, a bishop in Asia Minor, who was generous to the poor-in all seasons. Santa Claus as we (and the world, for that matter) now know him is almost one hundred percent American. Not until St. Nicholas passed through the crucible of Doctor Clement Clarke Moore's mind and imagination did the patron saint of childhood ever ride in a sleigh, or have eight tiny reindeer with bells joyfully to convey him.on Christmas eve; nor was he dressed in furs, nor did he smoke a pipe, nor did he ever before get into homes of good little girls and boys by going down chimneys, nor did he ever have a little round belly".(See Grolier, "One Hundred Influencial American Books Before 1900, #52). Also note citations in BAL 14348 and Johnson, "High Spots of American Literature pp.59-60. 216pp. "A Visit." is found on pp.124-127. Square Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pictorial Notices: Consisting Of A Memoir of Sir Anthony Van Dyck, With A Descriptive Catalogue Of The Etchings Executed By Him: and A Variety Of Interesting Particulars Relating To Other Artists Patronized By Charles I. Collected From Original Documents

      London: James Carpenter, 1844. - 4to. pp. viii, 197. 2 etched portraits (incl. frontis.). 1 facsimile letter. Extra-illustrated with 1 lithographed & 43 etched & engraved 17th-19 century portraits by Bannerman, Voestermans, Cloüet, de Jode, Cooper, Van Voerst, Lombart, Bolswert, Neess, Delphinus, Hendrix, Du Pont, Hondius, Galle, Van Caukerck, &c. after Van Dyck of various sizes & from various sources (some inlaid to size; some folded). 19th century gilt-paneled calf, a.e.g., rebacked (dampstaining to lower inner corner of a few plates). First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Gower

      England 1844 - (Note: This is not a book or print, it is a sculpture. Therefore, extra shipping charges will apply, please inquire.) Patinated bronze small statue of John Gower (c. 1330-1408), a major British poet of the Middle Ages. He is shown standing in full figure in a long robe, pointing to a page in an open book. The figure stands on a rectangular bronze plinth inscribed "Gower," as issued. Edward Richardson perhaps based the face and robe of the statue on the effigy of Gower at his tomb at Southwark Cathedral. Richardson¿s sculpture reflects the growing popular interest among 19th century Britons in medieval arts and culture, as part of the Gothic Revival. John Gower was a poet and close friend and contemporary of Geoffrey Chaucer. Gower¿s major works included Vox Clamantis in Latin, Mirour de l'Omme in French, and Confessio Amantis in English, the latter written at the command of King Richard II, who wanted more books to be written in English. Gower also achieved a reputation beyond England, and Confessio Amantis was translated into Portuguese and Spanish in the early 15th century. After his death, 15th century poets considered Gower, along with Chaucer and John Lydgate, as the founders of the English poetic tradition. Shakespeare drew upon his works and included him as a character in Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Edward Richardson was a British sculptor known for his portrait busts. He exhibited in London from 1829 to 1866, notably at the Royal Academy from 1835. In later years he was in demand for commissioned monumental works, mostly in relief, including military memorials such as the monument in Canterbury Cathedral to the 16th Queen's Lancers at Sutlej (1848) and the monument to the Battle of Boomplaats at the Cape Town Cathedral in South Africa (1852). Richardson also restored the effigies of the Knights Templars in the Temple Church, and the effigy of the Earl of Powis at Welshpool. He was an active member of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society. Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light wear, minor abrasions, scratches, natural oxidation to original patinated finish. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Forest Scene on the Lehigh (Pennsylvania)

      Paris, Coblenz and London 1844 - This peaceful view is from a drawing made on 27 July 1832 on the Lehigh River close to the town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Bodmer and Prince Maximilian had met Lewis Saynisch, a German doctor, who accompanied them on several of their explorations of the area on the evening of their arrival in the town. On the afternoon of the 27th they visited his house to inspect his collection of scientific books. Later the three took a stroll along the Lehigh River past Moncasa Creek where Bodmer made a number of sketches, ably capturing the lyrical magic of the area. Karl Bodmer's paintings show great versatility and technical virtuosity and give us a uniquely accomplished and detailed picture of a previously little understood (and soon to vanish) way of life. Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian's servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834. Well-armed with information and advice, the party finally left St.Louis, on the most important stage of their travels, aboard the steamer Yellow Stone on April 10 1833. They proceeded up the treacherous Missouri River along the line of forts established by the American Fur Company. At Bellevue they encountered their first Indians, then went on to make contact with the Sioux tribe, learning of and recording their little known ceremonial dances and powerful pride and dignity. Transferring from the Yellow Stone to another steamer, the Assiniboin, they continued to Fort Clark, visiting there the Mandan, Mintari and Crow tribes, then the Assiniboins at Fort Union, the main base of the American Fur Company. On a necessarily much smaller vessel they journeyed through the extraordinary geological scenery of that section of the Missouri to Fort Mackenzie in Montana, establishing a cautious friendship with the fearsome Blackfeet. From this, the westernmost point reached, it was considered too dangerous to continue and the return journey downstream began. The winter brought its own difficulties and discomforts, but Bodmer was still able to execute numerous studies of villages, dances and especially the people, who were often both intrigued and delighted by his work. The portraits are particularly notable for their capturing of individual personalities, as well as forming a primary account of what were to become virtually lost cultures. Graff 4648; Howes M443a; Pilling 2521; Sabin 47014; Wagner-Camp 76:1. Hand-coloured aquatint engraving by Salathé after Bodmer, blindstamp. Matted, framed and glazed. In good condition. Visible sheet size: 14 7/8 x 21 1/8 inches.

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        Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1844. With Illustrations by Phiz. 2 volumes, octavo (220 × 135 mm). Early 20th-century green half morocco, spines gilt in compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispiece, engraved title, and 38 plates by Phiz. Extra-illustrated with numerous engravings from later editions. First book edition, copiously extra-illustrated and attractively bound.

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        The life & adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit / by Charles Dickens ; with illustrations by Phiz

      London : Chapman & Hall 1844 - Physical description: xiv, 624p. Illus. , plates, frontis. ; 22cm. Subjects: British - Travel - United States - Fiction. United States - Description and travel - Fiction. England - Social life and customs - 19th century - Fiction. Notes: Errata facing p. Xiv. Referenced by: Sterling Library, I, 262. Physical description: xiv, 624p. Illus. , plates, frontis. ; 22cm. Subjects: British - Travel - United States - Fiction. United States - Description and travel - Fiction. England - Social life and customs - 19th century - Fiction. Notes: Errata facing p. Xiv. Referenced by: Sterling Library, I, 262. 2 Kg. 624 pp.

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        Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. 1st book edition. 2nd state

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1844, - DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With illustrations by Phiz. London : CHapman and Hall, 186, Strand, MDCCCXLIV [1844]. First Book Edition, Second State (with £ on engraved title properly placed). Pp [i]-xiv,(2),[1]-624,frontis + engraved title-page, + 38 plates. 8vo, bound in recent quarter green morocco, green cloth boards, t.e.g., marbled endpapers. Half-title page loose, light to moderate foxing to most plates (a couple have condiderable foxing) and preliminary leaves, else a very good, solid copy. 1,500.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The life & adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit / by Charles Dickens ; with illustrations by Phiz

      London : Chapman & Hall 1844 - Physical description: xiv, 624p. Illus. , plates, frontis. ; 22cm. Subjects: British - Travel - United States - Fiction. United States - Description and travel - Fiction. England - Social life and customs - 19th century - Fiction. Notes: Errata facing p. Xiv. Referenced by: Sterling Library, I, 262. Physical description: xiv, 624p. Illus. , plates, frontis. ; 22cm. Subjects: British - Travel - United States - Fiction. United States - Description and travel - Fiction. England - Social life and customs - 19th century - Fiction. Notes: Errata facing p. Xiv. Referenced by: Sterling Library, I, 262. 2 Kg. 624 pp.

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        LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1844. First edition, issue with "£100" on the signpost in the engraved frontispiece and the 10 line errata. With frontispiece and 39 engravings after illustrations by 'Phiz'. 8vo, handsomely bound in fine 3/4 green period antique morocco over patterned boards, the spine with raised bands gilt decorated and ruled in blind, lettered in gilt on a red morocco label bordered in gilt, a.e.m. xiv, errata, 624 pp. A handsome and appealing copy in a fine state of preservation. The frontispiece and vignette title-page only lightly mellowed and some plates with a bit of the edge-spotting typically encountered, but a copy very clean and fresh otherwise and generally quite free of the great browning associated with the engravings in copies of Dickens’ first edition novels. FINE AND SCARCE FIRST EDITION. Some critics have stated that this novel is Dickens at his best, with the character Pecksniff being one of Dicken's most brilliant contributions to English literature. Critics generally agree that while MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT is somewhat roughly put together in its artistic structure, it more than makes up for it in its brilliant character development and descriptive prose that reveal Dickens’ talents at their finest. “In [the book] he displays the fulness of his preservative power, the ripeness of his humour, the richest flow of his satiric vivacity, and the culmination of his melodramatic vigour.” Some declare that the character of Pecksniff to be one of Dickens' most brilliant contributions to English literature; Gissing calls him and Mrs. Gamp “masterpieces of genius in its happiest mood.”

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall. 1844. First. First edition, second state with the frontispiece engraving corrected. Bound by Nelson of Glasgow in half green morocco and green cloth. Ruled and titled, and all edges gilt. Spine slightly darkened, else a sound, near fine copy with clean plates with just the slightest of tanning. .

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        The LIFE And ADVENTURES Of MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT.

      Published by Harper & Brothers,, New York: 1844 - Chuzzlewit with 14 inserted plates after Phiz. Gilt bright. Square & tight. Usual light foxing. Period pos of "P J A Harper" [from the Harper firm] to the ffep. A superior VG+ - NF copy, with a nice provenance. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine. 8vo, signed in 4s. 9-1/8" x 5-3/4". 2nd US edition (Edgar & Vail, p. 22; Gimbel A74; Wilkins, p.24). Association copy. This book edition not in the VanderPoel catalogue. [8], 312 pp. Advert leaf precedes t.p. Text double column). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1844. With Illustrations by Phiz. Octavo (213 × 130 mm). Late nineteenth-century brown half calf, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, marbled sides, edges, and endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and half-title, and 38 plates Binding a little rubbed, plates foxed. First edition, second issue, bound from parts, with the corrected pound sign on the half-title.

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        Trattato dell'Arte della Pittura, Scultura ed Architettura. diviso in Sette Libri.

      Saverio del Monte,, Roma, 1844 - Tre volumi di cm. 22, pp. xviii (2) 424; 528; 379 (1). Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pergamena con piccole punte. Dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su doppio tassello bicolore. Solo qualche lieve fioritura, peraltro esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, impreziosito da una legatura assai decorativa. Ottima edizione di quello che si deve considerare il più ampio e celebre trattato del manierismo, pubblicato originariamente a Milano nel 1584. Possiede inoltre un notevole interesse storico per le numerose e diffuse notizie sulla vita artistica milanese del periodo precedente. Si possono citare le notizie su Gaudenzio Ferrari e sui più antichi pittori e prospettici milanesi come Foppa, Zenale, Bramantino di cui l'autore possedeva scritti originali (oggi perduti) dei quali ci da dei compendi. Cfr. Schlosser Magnino, pp. 395 e segg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      Chapman & Hall, London 1844 - London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. First Edition [in book form; published serially by "Boz" from 1843 to 1844, then by Chapman in this form in 1844]. Half brown morocco and marbled boards, spine titled and decorated in gilt, marbled page edges. xiv, (errata sheet), 624 pp. Illustrated with 40 plates designed & etched on steel by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz), including frontispiece & added title. Smith Vol. I, 7 - The vignette title with "£100" sign on signpost, the first numeral somewhat thickened ( Smith says all three states of the plate were simultaneous and used interchangeably). Binding a bit rubbed; hinges cracked but firmly bound; ownership inscription on flyleaf, "John Parris 1847.", inked, with creasing and sticker residue to same leaf, plates foxed and soiled, one plate remounted, light to moderate foxing to pages. Bright and handsome. Dickens' "adventure" classic and without doubt his most exciting novel, and one he loved well himself, in which the Ironic Wit sets forth a plot now beloved to novelists and moviemakers alike - the rich old dude who doesn't trust any of his money-grubbing kin, and must find a way to select the proper heir. Incomparably complemented by the Phiz illustrations. Handsome and strong copy of a classic, elegantly bound. L-31n [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With Illustrations by Phiz.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1844 - Octavo (129 × 201 mm). Contemporary purple half morocco, purple cloth sides, raised bands, gilt to compartments, brown endpapers, marbled edges. Boards rubbed and faded, minor foxing to the first few pages; an excellent copy. 40 engraved plates. First edition, first issue, bound from parts. With the issue points listed by Smith. With the £100 title plate, not transposed. The transposed plate is often referred to as a first issue point, though Hatton and Cleaver contend this, stating that "It is merely one of the five cases in Chuzzlewit of triplicated steels, one of them reading '100£' and the other two '£100.' . all three of them in use during the issue in parts." Smith I, 7; Hatton and Cleaver pp. 183-212.

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        Parley's Illuminated Library

      London - Parley's Illuminated Library, 1844 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of short stories from various authors. Illustrated throughout with numerous engraved vignettes. Containing a plagurised version of Dickens's A Christmas Carol, entitled, A Christmas Ghost Story. Dickens took out a court injunction to stop further publication of this story, and so Parley reproduced it later as A Genuine Ghost Story (Not by Charles Dickens) which is also included in this volume. Including stories such as The Hutted Knoll, The Marchioness de Ganges, and Rivondi. Condition: In a half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound, though rubbed. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Ink inscription to front endpaper, and ink signature to engraved title page. Title page missing. Pages are quite bright, though with a few instances of foxing and some handling marks. Overall: GOOD..

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        Chambers's Edinburgh Journal: 10 Consecutive Volumes (Nos. 1-20)

      Edinburgh: W & R Chambers -1853 1844 - 10 matching hb volumes in black leather with marbled boards & paged edges, gilt titles to spines, brown endpapers & no inscriptions. All original, clean tight & bright, 7 x 10" (Jan 1844 to June 1853) **Very heavy - please contact bookseller for P&P costs**

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        The Danube: Its History, Scenery, and Topography.

      Virtue & Co., London & New York 1844 - "THERE IS A CHARM IN THE VERY NAME OF THE DANUBE" Original full tan calf leather, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, spine label, all edges gilt, gilt fillet on boards, early edition of this handsome illustrated decscription of the Danube River region, with vignette title page, frontispiece portrait, map, 81 full-page steel engravings, and in-text woodcut engravings by W. H. Bartlett. Bartlett was one of the most accomplished and popular European traveler-artists of the 19th century. Here he collaborated with William Beattie, whose text accompanies Bartlett's illustrations of sights and scenes along the Danube. First published in 1840. Light marginal dampstaining to frontispiece and engraved title page, otherwise interior very clean. The original binding is most handsome. A lovely copy. Photos available upon request. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliographie du Maine, précédée de la Description Topographique et Hydrographique du Diocèse du Mans, Sarthe et Mayenne.

      Pesche, Libraire, Rue Marchande, Le Mans (Sarthe). Imprimerie Fleuriot au Mans. M DCCC XLIV - 1844 - Relié en demi chagrin marron, dos lisse orné de filets et fers dorés (dos insolé), auteur et titre en doré, reliure postérieure, in-8, 21x13, 3ème édition revue avec soin, corrigée, augmentée d'un grand nombre de nouveaux articles, et suivie de la Bibliographie du Maine, VIII+528 pages (la 1ère édition de 1831 contient 119 pages - la 2ème édition de 1838 contient VIII+140 pages), beau papier absolument exempt de rousseurs, bel exemplaire bien relié et bien conservé. Bibliographie du Maine, précédée de la Description Topographique et Hydrographique du Diocèse du Mans, Sarthe et Mayenne. I. Diocèse du Mans (Sarthe & Mayenne) - 192 pages. II. Biographie du Maine, ou Bibliothèque des Auteurs nés dans l'Ancien Diocèse du Mans, ou dans les Départements de la Sarthe et de la Mayenne, et des Écrivains Étrangers dont les Ouvrages intéressent l'Histoire du Pays (Maine) - 336 pages. Narcisse Henri François Desportes, né à Champrond (Sarthe) en 1776 et mort en 1856, est un botaniste et bibliographe français. Auditeur de Lamarck au Muséum national d'histoire naturelle de Paris, il devient conservateur du Musée d'histoire naturelle du Mans. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages touchant à la bibliographie de sa région d'origine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catéchisme du carnaval ou l'art de se dire des gros mots sans se fâcher ni fâcher personne, répertoire de gaité à l'usage des amis de la joie, par le secrétaire perpétuel de l'académie des badouillards, flambards, chicards, braillards et autres sociétés.

      Paris Renaud B., éditeur 1844 - Plaquette in-18 relié demi-percaline verte, pièce de titre, 107 pp., une planche dépliante en frontispice, 59 vignettes gravées dans le texte, bois originaux de Daumier et Gavarni. L'ordonnance du 10 février 1830 interdit la vente du catéchisme poissard (recueil de petits textes et d'expressions colorées, parfois vulgaires, mais toujours inventives et souvent argotiques), durant le 19° siècle ce dernier sera publié de nombreuses fois, le catalogue de la B.N. recense des éditions en 1835, 1840, 1842, 1847, 1861, 1868, 1870 sous les titres suivants : Catéchisme poissard., la trompette du carnaval., nouveau catéchisme poissard., notre édition portant le titre ci-dessus est en deux exemplaires à la BNF : 1844 et 1851. Nisard lorsqu'il publie en 1864 l'histoire des livres populaires ou de la littérature du colportage, cite une édition sans date. L'exemplaire que cite Quérard page 306 de son 'Les supercheries littéraires dévoilées' comporte le même nombre de page que le nôtre. Par contre aucune mention n'est faite d'illustrateur dans les bibliographies consultées. Certaines font état de la présence d'un frontispice dépliant, ou d'illustrations, mais personne ne cite Gavarni ou Daumier. Très rare édition de ce catéchisme sous un titre cachant à peine un ouvrage interdit de publication. L'introduction de notre ouvrage environ 30 pages fait la part belle aux sociétés carnavalesques, à leurs histoires récentes. On y trouve également les 17 articles de la charte des Badouaillards. Quelques rousseurs, très bon état. Gavarni,Daumier [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS.

      Philadelphia: Frederick W. Greenough (vol. I) and Daniel Rice & James G. Clark (vols. II and III), 1838-1842-1844. - Three volumes. 120 handcolored lithographic plates after Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, P. Rindisbacher and R.M. Sully, drawn on stone by A. Newsam, A. Hoffy, Ralph Trembley, Henry Dacre, and others; printed and colored by J.T. Bowen and others, vol. III with two lithographed maps and one table (printed recto of one leaf, here trimmed and mounted at a contemporary date on two leaves), 17pp. of lithographic facsimile signatures of the original subscribers. Large folio. Expertly bound to style in black half morocco over original cloth-covered boards, spines gilt with raised bands. First edition of "One of the most costly and important [works] ever published on the American Indians" (Field), "a landmark in American culture" (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life, including some of the greatest American handcolored lithographs of the 19th century. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1839, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer and, from 1833, Cincinnati banker who had written extensively about the west. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its color plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the watercolors of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865, so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. This was the most elaborate plate book produced in the United States to date, and its publishing history is extremely complex. The title pages give an indication of issue and are relatively simple: volume I, first issue was by Edward C. Biddle and is dated 1836 or more usually 1837, the second issue Frederick W. Greenough with the date 1838, and the third issue is by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark dated 1842. Volume II, first issue is by Frederick W. Greenough and dated 1838 and the second issue by Rice & Clark and dated 1842. Volume III, first issue is by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark and dated 1844. HOWES M129, "d." BAL 6934. BENNETT, p.79. SABIN 43410a. FIELD 992. SERVIES 2150. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 24. LIPPERHIEDE Mc4.

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        Artist proof for A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.

      - John and Elizabeth Gould Artist proof for A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America. London, circa 1844-50. London, circa 1837-38. 25” x 28 3/4” framed Professionally framed with all archival materials, uv plexiglass John Gould was without question the most prolific ornithological publishers of the 19th century, and the only one to rival John James Audubon in ambition and quality. The 19th century was a time of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould shared the romantic enthusiasm of his time for such subjects, as well as the popular impulse to catalogue exotic wildlife. He combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents. Drawing on these abilities, he embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. Gould’s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. From the time he took up taxidermy in his early teens, Gould was devoted to recording bird life, either as he observed it personally or as it was reported to him by other ornithologists. He procured the scientific information through extensive correspondence, travel, and field research. The preparatory drawings that he produced were passed on for completion to skilled illustrators, most notably his wife Elizabeth, who rarely took open credit for her stunning illustrations. The plates which resulted from their partnership were a splendid fusion of art and science, with a scope than remains unsurpassed. Stunning and at the same time highly accurate, these illustrations linked beauty to science, and science to beauty, in and an unprecedented manner. Nowhere is the artistic mastery of the Goulds more evident than in their original color proofs for the “Partridges of America,” in which the process of refinement and perfection is at its peak. These proofs, which bear not only the coloring and corrections, but many notations by the Goulds, were the final preparation stages for his fourth monograph, in which they considerably enlarged the recorded species of the American partridge family. As he noted in his preface to the book, Gould was inspired to undertake this study “by the sight of several living examples of the beautiful Callipepla Californica, brought home and presented to the Zoological Society of London by Captain Beechey in 1830.” In his colorful illustrations, the artist conveyed the beauty he perceived in birds that were often considered awkward, and he wrote that “the graceful actions and elegant deportment of these birds inspired me.” Gould’s research took him to collections in Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Leipzig, Berlin, Hanover, Amsterdam and Leiden, and he was subsequently able to more than triple the number of recorded species of this genus. These are remarkable and unique works by these unparalleled ornithological artists.

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        Common or Virginian Deer

      J. J. Audubon, New York 1844 - A fine image from the greatest illustrated natural history work to be produced in America during the nineteenth century, the first folio edition of Audubon's quadrupeds: "As long as our civilization lasts, America will be in debt to this genius" (Roger Tory Peterson). This very fine plate is among the most desirable images from the first folio edition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Of the Virginia, i.e. white-tailed, deer, Audubon would write: "Perhaps no species of wild animal inhabiting North-America, deserves to be regarded with more interest than the subject of our present article, the Common or Virginian Deer; its symmetrical form, graceful curving leap or bound, and its rushing speed, when, flying before its pursuers, it passes like a meteor by the startled traveler in the forest, exciting admiration." This fine image aptly depicts those words, with the defined muscular tone of the deer suggesting their impressive agility. The production of the Quadrupeds was begun by John James Audubon and his sons at about the same as the commercially-successful octavo edition of The Birds of America . Unlike the double-elephant folio Birds , the Quadrupeds was produced entirely in the United States. William Reese notes that "by 1843 the Audubon family business was a well-oiled machine, involving John James, his two sons, Victor and John Woodhouse, and various in-laws and friends. The octavo Birds was still in production when J.T. Bowen began to produce the plates for the elephant folio edition of the Quadrupeds , the largest successful color plate book project of 19th-century America. It took the family five years to publish 150 plates in thirty parts. The massive project was a commercial success, thanks to the close management of Victor. There were about three hundred subscribers" ( Stamped with a National Character pp.58-59). Cf. Bennett, p. 5; cf. Reese Stamped With A National Character 36; cf. Sabin 2367; cf. Wood, p. 209. Lithograph after John Woodhouse Audubon, coloured by hand by J. T. Bowen of Philadelphia. 19th century oak frame with gilt fillet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        METODO COMPLETO DE SOLFEO. Por., Maestro de Capilla de Sevilla y Supernumerario de la Real de S.M. Op. 67 (sic).

      J.C, Madrid - 33'5x25, 203p de texto y partituras grabs. (incl. port. orlada con rúbrica, págs. con algo de óx, rasgadura restaurada en págs. 23, 25 y 45). Hol. roz, lomo con dorados, cortes pintados. - Primera edición, muy rara. Hilarión Eslava fue elegido maestro de capilla supernumerario de la Real Capilla en 1844 y nombrado maestro de capilla de pleno derecho en 1847. (1845)

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        Voyage dans l’Inde, par Victor Jacquemont, pendant les années 1828 à 1832, publié sous les auspices de M. Guizot.

      Paris, Typographie de Firmin Didot Frères, 1841- 1844 - 6 vol. grand in-quarto [370 x 300 mm] ; (2)-III-526 pp. [Journal]/(2)-490 pp. [Journal]/(2)-644 pp. [Journal]/(2)-90 pp.-(1)-31 pp.-183 pp. [Zoologie - Botanique]/(2)-4 cartes repl. h.-t.-83 pl. h.-t. [Atlas]/(2)-207 pl. dont 24 en coul. [Atlas], demi-chagrin vert Empire, dos à nerfs, filets à froid, titre or, qq. rousseurs et qq. cahiers brunis sans gravités, reliure uniforme de l’époque signée de l’atelier « Ch.[arles] Blaise », bel exemplaire. « Peu d’expéditions ont donné d’aussi grands résultats et ont enrichi notre Muséum de collections aussi variées. La géologie, la géographie, la météorologie, ne lui doivent pas moins que la botanique et l’histoire universelle. L’auteur a étudié en même temps les mœurs, les institutions, les langages, le commerce, les productions naturelles et industrielles des immenses contrées qu’il a parcourues. » (Chadenat, 89). Henze II, 698. Yakushi, Catalogue of the Himalayan Literature, J 18b. Édition originale fort rare complète. First edition. Very nice set. COMPLET. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Complete Angler, The

      London: D. Bogue, 1844. - An Unique CopyWith Four Original Signed Watercolor Designs by John AbsolonUsed for the Engravings Within the BookWALTON, Sir Isaac. The Complete Angler. Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation, of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. Edited by John Major.London: D. Bogue, 1844. Sixth (titled fourth) John Major edition, a unique copy, with four signed watercolors by John Absolon, original designs used by engraver J.T. Willmore for the corresponding engravings in the text. Quarto (11 x 8 1/4 in; 279 x 210 mm), each octavo leaf mounted onto large, window-paned sheets to match the size of the original art. Twelve steel engravings, nine of which are after designs by John Absolon and new to this edition. Seventy-four woodcuts by John and Mason Jackson. Early twentieth century binding by Riviere & Son (stamp-signed) in full forest green Levant morocco. Triple gilt-ruled borders. Gilt-ruled raised bands, elaborately gilt decorated compartments, gilt-rolled edges, wide gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. From the renowned collection of John T. Spaulding, with his small, distinctive bookplate. A fine copy. John Absolon (1815 - 1895) was a painter of landscape, seascape and genre in both oil and watercolor, and a book illustrator. He began his career as a painter of theatrical scenery at Covent Garden. His first exhibition was at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1832 at the age of 17. He went to Paris in 1835, and on his return in 1838 became a member of the National Watercolour Society, of which he later became Treasurer. He exhibited mainly at the NWS, but also at the Royal Academy, and British Institution and Royal Society of British Artists. Hardie praised his watercolors for their "fresh and breezy manner."John T. Spaulding was Boston's principal collector of nineteenth century paintings during the first third of the twentieth century, parts of his huge collection exhibited at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts in 1932; later bequested to that institution."Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, ‘Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did’; and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling" (The Compleat Angler).Izaak Walton (1593-1683), "English biographer, who is best known for The Compleat Angler (1653), a classic guide to the joys of fishing with over 300 new printings. It combines practical information about angling with folklore. The story of three friends, traveling through the English countryside, is enlivened by occasional songs, ballads, quotations from several writers, and glimpses of an idyllic and now lost rural life The Compleat Angler was a combination of manual and meditation.Walton drew his work on Nicholas Breton's (c. 1545-1626) fishing idyll Wits Trenchmour (1597). The second edition was largely rewritten and in the fifth edition Walton wrote about fly-fishing on the river Dove, a subject the author himself knew little about. The last [i.e., fifth] edition was published in 1676 and included additional material by Charles Cotton (Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream) and Colonel Robert Venables's The Experienced Angler, or Angling Improved. Walton called this work The Universal Angler. He had taught Cotton but never met Venables" ("Izaak Walton (1593-1683)" at Pegasos—A Literature Related Resource Site).Coigney 56. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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