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        War Dance

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

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        Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures in the Pacific Ocean, or the islands of the Australasian seas, during the cruise of the clipper Margaret Oakley, under Capt. Benjamin Morrell. Clearing up the mystery which has heretofore surrounded this famous expedition . full account of the exploration of the Bidera, Papua, Banda, Mindoro, Sooloo, and China Seas . the inhabitants of the islands . and a description of vast regions never before visited by civilized man.

      - NY, Harper 1844. Octavo publisher's blind stamped cloth (rebacked with the lower part of the spine laid down); 372pp, three plates (one folding - a view of Canton), wood engraved illustrations through the text. An unusually fresh and unspotted copy. A defence of Morrell in part, the worst of whom Jacobs would only say: “I am inclined to the belief that Captain Morrell was not so abandoned a man as many suppose, and that after the wreck of the vessel he became partially insane.” Jacobs tried to join the expedition as a paying passenger, was refused by a suspicious Morrell and somehow became a sort of gentleman apprentice navigator cum companion. That's what he says, but nothing much else in the book is to be trusted and this can take an honourable place in the imaginary voyage canon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Chattering Lory Sitting on a Branch of an Orange Tree

      - I. F. Beck A Chattering Lory Sitting on a Branch of an Orange Tree Oil on panel; framed size: 20 ½" x 15 ½" Signed along branch: "I. F. BECK 1844" By the beginning of the nineteenth century ornithology was almost considered a separate and specific area of scientific study. Its rise can be traced to the spiritual conflict and unrest of the seventeenth century which resulted in the flourishing of the sciences as new bodies devoted to the study of Nature were founded. In 1652, the Academia Naturæ Curiosorum, later the Academia Cæsarea Leopoldina, was established in Germany and a decade later saw the creation of the Royal Society of London. These were followed by the1666 foundation of the Académie des Sciences in France. As interest increased, collectors gathered drawings and paintings of birds for their “cabinets of curiosity” resulting in a great demand for ornithological illustration. However, the 1800s witnessed some of the greatest advances in this particular field. The growing democratization of the sciences resulted in a great increase in the quantity of literary material available and many of these were illustrated with studies executed by hand. European birds were not the only subjects to be observed and the remote regions of other continents also furnished zoological matter for literary works. With their world of exotic, hitherto unknown, creatures they became especially important to the study of natural history, because they stimulated observation and investigation. I. F. Beck’s striking study of the Chattering Lory is an example of this exploration of exotic ornithology. There are three species of lorius garrulous and all are listed as threatened birds in the Washington Conservation list. This spectacularly colored parrot inhabits two tiny islands named Morotai and Raou which are situated north of Halmahera island in the Moluccas, Indonesia. The artist skillfully presents an image of artistic beauty and scientific value by depicting the bird perched on an orange tree branch, with the west coast of Morotai island and Raou in the distance. The Moluccas, otherwise known as the Spice Islands, are a group of islands located in Eastern Indonesia, between Sulawesi and New Guinea. Volcanic in origin, the islands are lush and mountainous and were discovered by the Portuguese in 1512. During the following century, the islands reverted to Dutch control and the Dutch East India Trading Company established a trading post there. The British gained a foothold twice in the islands, but they became official Dutch colonies, once again, during the first quarter of the nineteenth century. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Nouveau Panorama du Rhin

      Delkeskamp, Frederic Guillaume. Note a Consulter pour le nouveau Panorama du Rhin depuis Mayence jusqu'a Cologne... Duexieme edition originale... Francfort, 1844 edition, 1st published 1840. Steel engraved panorama, 8' 2" by 10" wide, folded into a large 8vo modern cloth binding with the orig. labels on both front & back cover. 32pp text, 6 pp ads. The title page is dated 1840. A pale waterstain and some contemporary pencil notation otherwise good condition.

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        Commerce of the Prairies: or the Journal of a Santa Fé 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 - A cornerstone account of the Sante Fe trail, and often reprinted. The folding map "Indian Territory, Northern Texas, and New Mexico" has been called by Wheat "a cartographic landmark." First edition, second issue, with a dual New York and London imprint in volume one. 2 vols., 12mo. 2 steel-engraved frontispieces, 4 wood-engraved plates, and 2 engraved maps (one folding). Small tear to upper right margin of folding map, with loss of 3 x 1 inches piece of map; 3 text vignettes. 320; 318 pp. Original gilt cloth. Both volumes rebacked, preserving original spines. Volume two binding without gilt pictorial stamp, thus probably a married set. Overall a good set. Wagner-Camp 108:1; Howes G401; Graff 1659; Sabin 28712; Streeter 378; Wheat (Transmississippi) 482; Streeter Texas 1502a; Dobie p.76; Flake 3716; Rader 1684; Rittenhouse 255 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition

      Harper & Bros., New York 1844 - 2 vols, octavo (20.5 x 13.5 cm), pp xii, (13) - 405, with folding map and 2 lithog. plates; xii, (13) - 406, with 3 lithog. plates. Publisher's cloth binding, brown cloth, blind-stamped, gilt titles on spine and stating 1845 at bottom of spine -- making this is the first edition with the second state of the binding. Wagner-Camp says that "Kendall's book is the best first-hand story of the ill-fated invasion of New Mexico in 1841, an unsuccessful effort to extend the western border of the Republic of Texas to the Rio Grande. The Texans, poorly supplied and led, were captured by the Mexicans and marched to prison in Mexico City. Kendall was later released and he returned to New Orleans and his newspaper, the `Picayune,' which he had helped to establish five years earlier. Accounts of some of the incidents first appeared in print in a series of articles in that newspaper in 1842 and subsequently [& partially plagiarized from Kendall] in Frederick Marryat's `Narrative of the Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet'." ( Wagner-Camp 110:2)This is a very good copy: the foxing is almost completely limited to the protective tissue guards of the plates; map is fine; binding is a trifle worn at bottom of spine and right front board of vol. 2; the gilt title material is still fresh and bright. [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. 1844. - Two volumes. 320; 318pp. plus one map and six plates. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, t.e.g. Some scattered foxing in first volume. Scattered marginal dampstaining and heavier foxing in second volume. In first volume there is a contemporary ownership signature across part of title ("C.B. Scully") and on fly leaf, with previous ownership inscription neatly crossed out on fly leaf ("Mary Parker Aug. 20, 1844"). Overall very good. Lacks the folding map. First edition, first issue. One of the landmark books of Western Americana, Gregg's book is acclaimed by all sources as the principal contemporary authority on the Santa Fe Trail and trade, 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, not present in this copy, called a "cartographical landmark" by Wheat, is among the most important of the early Southwest. WAGNER-CAMP 108:1. RITTENHOUSE 255. GRAFF 1662. STREETER TEXAS 1502. FLAKE 3716. HOWES G401. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 482. DOBIE, p.76. STREETER SALE 378. SABIN 28712.

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        Orlando, The Princess

      J. Moore, London 1844 - Image Size : 440x620 (mm), 17.25x24.375 (Inches), Platemark Size : 495x635 (mm), 19.5x25 (Inches), Paper Size : 535x675 (mm), 21x26.5 (Inches), Hand Colored, Aquatint

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

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

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        Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition - 2 vols.

      Harper & Bros., NY 1844 - 1sts, in original cloth, vol. 1 good plus, vol. 2 very good minus. Though the text and plates are foxed, vol. 1 more heavily so, the blind- and gilt-stamped cloth looks much better than usual. Corners bumped and worn; spine ends worn a little. The last page of text in vol. 1, p. 405 is loose, and the rear free endpaper is missing. The hinges in that volume have been repaired, probably a long time ago. The folding map is somewhat foxed, and has several sm. bookworm holes, though I find no insect damage elsewhere. The first few pp. of Chapter 1 are more heavily stained than those following. P. 397-8 has a foreedge tear. Vol. 2 is overall better but still foxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scènes de la vie privée et publique des Animaux.Etudes de Moeurs contemporaines.

      J. Hetzel, Paris 1844 - 2 volumes in-4 ( 270x190 mm ) demi chagrin noir à coins, dos à 5 larges nerfs, titre et tomaison dorés, filets dorés et à froid dans les caissonsn filets dorés sur les plats.Etudes de moeurs contempraines publiées sous la direction de M.P.-J. STAHL avec la collaboration de Messieurs DE BALZAC, BAUDE, DE LA BEDOLLIERRE, BERNARD, JANIN, LEMOINE, NODIER, GEORGE SAND, L'Héritier d l'Ain, Alfred de MUSSET, Paul de MUSSET, Madame M. MENISSIER NODIER, Louis VIARDOT.Ouvrage illustré de Vignettes par GRANDVILLE sur planches hors-texte.Tome I. 386 pages.Faux-titre. Titre gravé. Titre. Préface de P.-J. Stahl. Prologue. Résumé parlementairepar Stahl.Histoire d'un Lièvre par Sthal.Mémoires d'un Crocodile par De La Bedollierre.Peines de coeur d'une Chatte anglaise par De Balzac.Les aventures d'un Papillon par Stahl.Les animaux médecins par Bernard.Courcriminelle de justice animale par de La Bédollierre.L'Ours par Baude.Guide-Ane à l'usage des animaux qui veulent parvenir aux honneurs par De Balzac.Le Rat philosophe par Lemoine.Voyage d'un moineau de Paris par George Sand.Un Renard pris au piège par Nodier.Le premier feuilleton de pistolet par Janon.Souvenirs d'une vieille Corneille par Stahl.Voyage d'un Lion d'Afrique à Paris par De Balzac.Au Lecteur par Stahl.Tome II. 390 pages.Encore une Révolution par Stahl.Pérégrination mémorable du Doyen des Crapauds par L'Héritier de l'Ain.Les souffrances d'un Scarabée par Paul de Musset.Topaze, Peintre de portraits par Louis Viardot.Les peines de coeur d'une Chatte française par Stahl.Lettres d'une Hirondelle à une Serine au couvent des iseaux par Madame M. Ménissier Nodier.Le septième ciel, voyage au-delà des nuages par Stahl.Les amours de deux Bêtes par de Balzac.Vie et opinions philosophiques d'un Pingouin par Stahl.Tablettes de la Girafe par Nodier.Histoire d'un Merle blanc par Alfred de Musset.Oraison funèbre d'un Ver à Soie par Stahl.Dernier chapître par Stahl. Illustrés.

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        Historia Maior: Juxta Exemplar Londinense 1571, verbatim recusa. Et cum Rogeri Wendoveri, Willielmi Rishangeri, authorisque Maiori Minorique Historiis Chronicisque MSS, In Bibliotheca Regia, Collegii Corporis Christi Cantabridgiae, Cottoniaque, fidelitèr

      Guillielmi Pele, Paris 1844 - Matthew Paris became a monk of St. Albans in 1217, and succeeded Roger Wendover as historiographer of that abbey in 1236. He drew his information from many documentary sources including papal bulls and royal letters and from conversations with eye-witnesses of the events narrated. (.) His style is graphic; his view is broad; and his opinions are expressed with fervour. He condemns what he regarded as abuses of the court and church; he rebukes pope, king, nobles, and clergy, when he deems them worthy of blame. Matthew was a man of many interests and attainments'. (E. Graves. A bibliography of English history to 1485. Oxford, 1975). Rebound in dark brown morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spine (probably 19th century). Ex Worth Abbey Library with label on pastedown and accession number at foot of title page.The half title has been underlined in ink and on the reverse is an early note neatly written in Latin about some mispagination but the text is continuous. Engraved headers and footers and decorated initial letters. 2 blanks, half title, title page, Preface and Preface to 1571 edition, pp6;; Protestantium Testimonia pp6; ; Pontificiorum Testimonia, pp4; Notae pp 2; In Maiorem Historiam. pp 680; Adversaria sive Variantes pp4; Variantes Lectiones pp59; In Historiam pp 8; Index Rerum pp 444; Index Comitum pp 3; Index Archiepisoporum pp 4; Index Cognomiumum pp4; Vitae Duorum Offarum, title page, In Vitas Regum Abbatumque pp3; In Vitas Regm Offarum pp4; Duorum Offarum pp 3; Incipit Historia de Offa. 215; Index Rerum pp 9, 2 blanks. The volume measures 10" X14.5" X 3.5" and the binding is firm. Contents are browned and it lacks the frontis portrait. Heavy book which will require extra shipping.

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        ENGLISH SONGS AND OTHER SMALL POEMS.

      London: Edward Moxon, 1844. - 12mo. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and marbled boards. Binding rather rubbed and edgeworn, otherwise a good copy, with Charles Dickens' lion bookplate and the Gadshill label at the front, and with the bookplate of John Gribbel at the back. Old bookseller's description tipped in front. The second edition, in which Procter took the opportunity "to strike out about forty of the poems (of inferior quality) contained in the old volume, and to introduce, in their stead, nearly seventy Poems, in rhyme, besides a considerable quantity of Dramatic verse" - "Preface to the Present Edition," dated "April 13th 1844." A presentation copy, inscribed on the title-page: "Charles Dickens / with the best Regards of / The Author." In THE DICKENS CIRCLE (New York, 1919, p. 169), J.W.T. Ley states: "We may take it as quite certain that Dickens came to know Procter through Forster. And from the first the novelist and the poet were on the best of terms. It was natural. Procter was a peculiarly lovable man, with a peculiar gentleness, 'childlike, without being childish, and an unfailing buoyancy of spirit.' Such a man could not but have a strong attraction for Dickens. From the beginning he loved the company of his friend, who, in the 'forties, was one of the innermost circle with Forster and Maclise and Ainsworth. Procter was one of the little company at the Greenwich dinner in 1842, and until he grew too old (he was twenty-five years older than Dickens) they had frequent social meetings. For HOUSEHOLD WORDS and ALL THE YEAR ROUND he wrote a great deal, and Dickens valued his contributions very highly indeed . . . As Procter grew old Dickens saw less and less of him, but the friendship remained as deep as ever, and in 1854 it was peculiarly sweetened by the discovery that the 'Miss Mary Berwick' who had contributed verses to HOUSEHOLD WORDS which had won Dickens's unstinted praise was really his old friend's daughter, Adelaide, whom he had known from her childhood."

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        Historiae Mundi, Libri XXXVII, Volumen Primum and Secundum / Della Storia Naturale Di C. Plinio Secondo, Libri XXXVII, Volume Primo and Secondo

      Venetiis / Venezia: Excudit Joseph Antonelli / Dalla Tip. Di Giuseppe Antonelli Ed.. 1844. Two volume set. Gilt stamped half leather with marbled boards. Text in Italian and Latin. Good only with pages foxed and dampstained, extremities worn, leather faded on volume two with the boards a bit bowed from water damage. Contains the life and works of Pliny the naturalist, Geographical Index, Index of authors Index historical index of natural things, or zoology, botany, mineralogy, with notes. .

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        5 historical atlases, bound in 1 volume] I: Atlas historico de la Tierra Santa, que contiene catorce mapas, en el cual estan marcadas las diferentes divisiones y modificaciones territoriales de la Tierra Santa en las epocas mas importantes de su historia y una noticia de todos los sucesos de interes y la indicacion de los lugares que en que acontecieron: con el objeto de facilitar la lectura e inteligencia de todas las obras relativas a la historia de la Tierra Santa. II: Atlas historico de Espana, que contiene ocho mapas, (.). III: Atlas historico de Francia, que contiene veinte y un mapas, (.). IV: Atlas historico de Inglaterra, que contiene seis mapas, (.). V: Atlas historico de Grecia e Italia, que contiene nueve mapas (.).,

      Barcelona, Imprenta de Brusi 1840- 1844 - 3 Bll. + 14 ganzseitige gestochene und grenzkolorierte Karten, / 3 Bll. + 8 ganzseitige gestochene und grenzkolorierte Karten, / 3 Bll. + 21 ganzseitige ( 2 doppelseitige) gestochene und grenzkolorierte Karten, / 3 Bll. + 6 ganzseitige gestochene und grenzkolorierte Karten, / 3 Bll. + 9 ganzseitige gestochene und grenzkolorierte Karten, / 4 weitere Kartenblätter beigebunden (Suiza, Holanda y Belgica, America Septentrional, America Meridional). kleine Papier-Bibliothekssignatur auf Rücken, Einband berieben und bestoßen, Papier teils etwas fleckig und braun-/stockfleckig, teils mit kleinem schwache alten Wasserrand, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Text in Spanisch / contemporary halfleather, ex-library copy (Jesuits-library) with stamps, binding rubbed and bumped, paper a bit stained and foxed, partially slightly waterstained, otherwise fine, text in Spanish, Sprache: es Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 Folio (ca. 34 x 26 cm), Halbleder der Zeit, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sense and Sensibility 1844 (2 Volume Set) Rare Leather Bindings

      GREGORY, COLLINS & REYNOLDS, LONDON 1844 - Both title pages are brillantly colored Illuminated or printed ? Title pages same except notation of volume bottom of Volume One only in eight of inch type or smaller Gregory, Collins and Reynolds. Textblock loose front cover nearly detached from spine; Gold gilt tooled original leather bindings. rubbed, worn edges; Volume One 239 pages; Volume Two 224 pages DATE PUBLISHED: 1844 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NARRATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION. DURING THE YEARS 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842.

      Philadelphia: Printed by C. Sherman, (first three volumes). 1844 - Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845 (last two volumes). Five text volumes, with the five folding maps (two colored) called for in the atlas volume bound into the fourth text volume. Engraved portraits, plates, and maps, with original tissue guards intact. Thick quarto. Contemporary green morocco stamped in gilt, expertly rebacked with original backstrips preserved (except second volume, which is rebacked in matching style), spines in six compartments, richly gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Slight offsetting on the large folding maps, several neatly repaired along folds. A very good set. One of the great rarities of Pacific voyages, here in a mixed set of the true first edition and the first quarto edition of the narrative of the first great scientific expedition sponsored by the government of the United States. The first three volumes of the present set consist of the special Sherman edition of 100 copies, which is the true first edition and was issued for private distribution. The final two volumes are of the Lea and Blanchard printing, which was limited to 150 copies and was preceded only by the Sherman edition. The Lea and Blanchard edition is on the same format as the Sherman edition, and differs only in the preliminary material. The United States Exploring Expedition circumnavigated the globe under the command of Charles Wilkes between the summer of 1838 and the summer of 1842 (for a detailed account of the voyage, see the sources cited below). In July 1842, almost immediately upon his return, Wilkes began work on the narrative, drawing on all of the data and logs assembled by the members of the expedition. This took two years, but by August 1844 the first volume was in the press, and the whole set was ready for binding by the end of the year. The first "Sherman edition," in large quarto format, consisted of only 100 copies for the use of the government, and is easily distinguished by the Sherman imprint of 1844. The "Lea and Blanchard" quarto edition soon followed, and was probably off the presses before the end of 1844 (even though the volumes carry an imprint dated 1845). In fact, the verso of the titlepage of the two Lea and Blanchard volumes notes that the text was in fact printed by Sherman. Both the Sherman and the Lea and Blanchard editions present the text in five volumes, accompanied by an atlas volume of five maps. Those maps are here bound into the front of the fourth text volume. Of the 100 copies printed of the Sherman edition, twenty-five were later destroyed in the Lea and Blanchard fire, sixty-three copies were distributed to foreign governments and federal or state libraries in the United States, and only three were distributed to private individuals. Haskell, in preparing his bibliography of the publications of the expedition, was able to locate over thirty sets in libraries in the United States, but the Sherman edition virtually never appears on the market. The only sets we know of on the market in recent years are one from the Carlsmith collection, acquired from Howell, sold in 1985, and now in an Australian library, and two other sets sold by us in the past ten years. Of the 150 copies printed of the Lea and Blanchard edition, twenty-five were reserved for private distribution by Wilkes, and the remaining copies were offered for sale to individuals at sixty dollars per set. Haskell was able to locate only seven sets in libraries in the United States. A prime opportunity to obtain a set consisting of the two rarest printings of the most important American naval expedition of the 19th century. HASKELL, UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION 1, 2A, 17A. HOWES W414, "c." David B. Tyler, THE WILKES EXPEDITION (Philadelphia, 1968). Herman J. Viola, ed., MAGNIFICENT VOYAGERS, THE U.S. EXPLORING EXPEDITION, 1838-1842 (Washington, 1985). HILL 1866. SABIN 103994. TWENEY, WASHINGTON 83.

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        Commerce of the Prairies

      Henry G. Langley, New York 1844 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with only New York in imprint), complete with large folding map. One of the most valuable and comprehensive sources for understanding pioneer life in the Great Plains and Southwest. The large folding map is the first to display the Staked Plains of Texas. Hailed as a cartographic landmark, it includes the locations of forts, military roads, and trading posts. It also identifies the Oregon Trail and Native American settlements, and traces the routes of the earlier explorers Boone, Long, Pike, and Cooke. Convinced that a journey west was necessary to restore his health, Josiah Gregg, in 1831 set out from Missouri on the first of what was to become eight journeys across the prairies. An acute observer, Gregg took careful notes of the geography and geology of the Southwest, and the attitudes and culture of the people (including particularly valuable insights into the Indians of Texas and New Mexico). Over a decade later, "Gregg began compiling his travel notes into a readable manuscript and in the summer of 1843 went to New York to secure a publisher. His Commerce of the Prairies, which came out in two volumes in 1844, was an immediate success. It went through two new editions in 1845, later a fourth and fifth edition, and in 1857 appeared in a sixth edition under a different title. The book, which also had a large sale in England and was translated into French and German, remains the cornerstone for all studies of the Santa Fe Trail" (H. Allen Anderson, Handbook of Texas Online). New York: Henry G. Langley, 1844. Octavo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth. Two volumes. A clean, bright, un-restored copy in the original cloth: text clean with only light foxing. Scarce and fragile map fine save for one closed tear at the far right hand side, starting at the main horizontal crease and continuing for 2" diagonally upward and to the left; some loss to head and tail of spine of volume I, bindings unusually clean and bright. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Adjoining Countries. From the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Edward IV. Two volume set

      London: William Smith. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Minor scrubbing and scuffing to leather along extremities. Aeg. 1844. Reprint. Red gilt-decorated hardback leather cover. 250mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 768pp; 733pp. Hand-finished chromolithographic illustrations based on the MS. from the British Museum and the Bibliotheque Royale Paris; additional b/w illustations within the text. Beautiful set. .

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        Incisione in Rame di tutta l'Italia 1844

      Zuccagni & Orlandini Firenze 1844 - Stampe originali in rame "CARTE COROGRAFICHE " dall'Atlante Geografico degli Stati Italiani, delineato sopra le migliori e più moderne mappe per servire di corredo allaCOROGRAFIA FISICA STORICA E STATISTICA DELL'ITALIAa cura di ATTILIO ZUCCAGNI - ORLANDINIVolume I° Firenze 184415 tavole + frontespizio + 2 pagine scritte,infolio grande con scritto di P. Manzoni (Prospetto di tutta l'Italiain 15 fogli ricavata dalle migliori mappe finora pubblicate nella proporzione di 1 a 600.000 per servire di corredo alla corografia dei diversi stati della penisola,cartiglio,segni convenzionali,confini colorati,scale, carta forte retro bianco con ampi margini, quadro d'insieme.misura delle incisioni: carta 1° mm 470 x 610,carta 2°mm470 x 570, carta 3°mm470 x 610, carta 4°mm 440 x 610, carta 5°mm 440 x 570, carta 6°mm 440 x 610, carta 7°mm440 x 610, carta 8°mm 440 x 470, carta 9°mm 440 x 610,carta 10° mm 440 x 610,carta 11° mm 440 x 570,carta 12° mm 440 x 610,carta 13° mm 470 x 610,carta 14° mm 470 x 570,carta 15° mm 470 x 610 -la carta montata misura mm 2260 x 1790.le 15 carte montate nell'insieme formano tutta l'Italia si consiglia un bravo corniciaio di stampe antiche. Lingua: |

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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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        Observations on the Structure and Propagation of the Genus Sagitta. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History.

      J E Taylor, UK 1844 - 1st Publication 1844 of the Charles Darwin periodical Observations on the Structure and Propagation of the Genus Sagitta. Includes the original plate that goes with the publication. The publication is included in Volume 13 of The Annals and Magazine of Natural History including Zoology, Botany and Geology and published in January 1844. . Also in the volume are many plates and other publications that were published in that year. The book is very good+ and in bright condition. Nice solid leather binding. Nice clean contents. Light foxing to a number of pages. Edges lightly rubbed. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request.Ref 5248 [Attributes: First Edition; 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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        Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America

      C. & J. Adlard for George Catlin, Egyptian Hall, London 1844 - Publisher's brown moire cloth boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, rebacked and retipped with dark brown calf First edition, hand-colored issue, of Catlin's Portfolio, a key work for any serious collection of Western Americana. Catlin published the first two issues of the North American Indian Portfolio simultaneously in late November 1844. The first issue was hand-coloured, and the second had tinted plates. Catlin originally envisaged publishing a series of linked but separate portfolios, each with its own theme: religious rites, dances, costumes, etc. Unfortunately, the first series was the only one that was ever published, and its production proved to be so taxing (both financially and physically) that Catlin sold both the publication and distribution rights to Henry Bohn. Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio contains the results of his years of painting, living with and travelling amongst the Great Plains Indians. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in the North American Indian Portfolio in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. In addition to publishing the present work, Catlin also spent from 1837 to 1852 touring the United States, England, France and Holland with his collection of paintings, examples of Indian crafts and accompanied by representative members of the Indian tribes. A highly important record of a "truly lofty and noble race . A numerous nation of human beings.three-fourths of whose country has fallen into the possession of civilized man . twelve million of whose bodies have fattened the soil in the mean time; who have fallen victims to whiskey, the small-pox, and the bayonet" (Catlin). Abbey Travel 653; Field 258; Howes C-243; McCracken 10; Sabin 11532; Wagner-Camp 105a:1; William S. Reese, The Production of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, 1844-1876. (22 5/8 x 16 3/4 inches). [Pp.1-2] letterpress title (verso blank); [pp.3-4] To the Reader; pp.[5-]20 text. 25 hand-coloured lithographic plates, on thick paper, after Catlin, drawn on stone by Catlin (2) or McGahey (23), printed by Day & Haghe. (Endpapers and tissue guards renewed, scattered minor soiling). [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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