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

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

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Polar Sea, in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822 & 1823

      James Madden, London - 1844, 2nd Edition. () Near fine. xix,525pp. Small octavo. Original cloth. Frontis. Folding map in front pocket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Punch, or The London Charivari. 30 Volumes, 1844 - 1867. (Volumes 6-15, 22-25, 28-35, 42-43, 48-53).

      London: Published at the Punch Office:-67 1844 - 30 volumes bound in 15, 4to., [vi, 264pp + iv, 276pp.] + [iv, 270pp. + iv, 266pp.] + [iv, 286pp. + iv, 268pp.] + [iv, 274pp. + iv, 258pp.] + [iv, 266pp. + iv, 280pp.] + [iv, 260pp. + iv, 274pp.] + [iv, 258pp. + iv, 272pp.] + [iv, 260pp. + iv, 262pp.] + [iv, 262pp. + iv, 258pp.] + [iv, 262pp. + iv, 264pp.] + [iv, 260pp. + iv, 260pp.] + [iv, 260pp. + iv, 264pp.] + [iv, 268pp. + iv, 262pp.] + [iv, 276pp. + iv, 266pp.] + [iv, 270pp. + iv, 266pp.], each volume illustrated throughout with humorous illustrations and cartoons, etc., almanacks, indexes, marbled endpapers and fore-edges. All bound in good quality contemporary dark green half morocco over marbled boards, gilt decorated spines in compartments with raised bands, each spine titled and year numbered in gilt, lightly rubbed. A generally VG+ clean set in handsome contemporary leather bindings. Punch, or the London Charivari was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, it was most influential in the 1840s and 50s, when it helped to coin the term "cartoon" in its modern sense as a humorous illustration. Punch was founded on 17 July 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. It was jointly edited by Mayhew and Mark Lemon. Initially it was subtitled The London Charivari, this being a reference to a satirical humour magazine published in France as Le Charivari. The magazine initially struggled for readers, except for an 1842 "Almanack" issue which shocked its creators by selling 90,000 copies. In December 1842 due to financial difficulties the magazine was sold to Bradbury and Evans, both printers and publishers. Bradbury and Evans capitalised on newly evolving mass printing technologies and also were the publishers for Charles Dickens and Thackeray. Punch was responsible for the word sense "cartoon" as a comic drawing. Artists who published in Punch during the 1840s and 50s included John Leech, Richard Doyle, John Tenniel and Charles Keene. This group became known as "The Punch Brotherhood", which also included Charles Dickens who joined Bradbury and Evans after leaving Chapman and Hall in 1843. Historian Richard Altick writes that "To judge from the number of references to it in the private letters and memoirs of the 1840s.Punch had become a household word within a year or two of its founding, beginning in the middle class and soon reaching the pinnacle of society, royalty itself". Increasing in readership and popularity throughout the remainder of the 1840s and 1850s, Punch was the success story of a threepenny weekly paper that had become one of the most talked-about and enjoyed periodicals. Punch enjoyed an audience including: Elizabeth Barrett, Robert Browning, Thomas Carlyle, Edward FitzGerald, Charlotte Brontë, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On Quaternions; or on a new System of Imaginaries in Algebra" in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Volume 25, 3rd Series, no. 163, 166 & 169, 1844

      - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of William Hamilton's seminal On Quaternions, "a turning point in the development of mathematics" and one that "made possible the creation of the general theory of relativity" (Pickering, PMM 334). "On of the most imaginative mathematicians of the nineteenth century, Hamilton was considered by many the equivalent in intellect to Newton; his math changed the course of modern science" (Hankins, Sir William Rowan Hamilton, xv). Hamilton's first 3 papers on quaternions are included."Hamilton's discovery that a consistent and useful system of algebra could be constructed without obeisance to the commutative law of multiplication was comparable in importance to the invention of non-Euclidean geometry. Quaternions led to vector analysis.which has become of the greatest importance in mathematical physics and was developed by Riemann and Christoffel into tensor analysis. This then made possible the cretaion of the general theory of relativity" (ibid). Hamilton was searching for an extension of the complex number system to use in geometric optics; instead, he discovered hyper-complex numbers consisting of 4 components. In short, quaternions are 4 dimensional numbers. "The most important change in the concept of 'number'.came after Hamilton's discovery in 1843 of a completely new number system. Hamilton had noticed that coordinatizing the plane using complex numbers (rather than simply using pairs of real numbers) vastly simplified plane geometry. He set out to find a similar way to parametrize three-dimensional space. This turned out to be impossible, but led Hamilton to a four-dimensional system, which he called the quaternions. These behaved much like numbers with one crucial difference: multiplication was not commutative, that is, if q and q' are quaternions, qq' and q' q are usually not the same. "The quaternions were the first system of hypercomplex numbers, and their appearance generated lots of new questions. Were there other such systems? What counts as a number system? If certain 'numbers' can fail to satisfy the commutative law, can we make numbers that break other rules? "In the long run, this intellectual ferment led mathematicians to let go of the vague notion of 'number' or 'quantity' and to hold on, instead, to the more formal notion of an algebraic structure. Each of the number systems, in the end, is simply a set of entities on which we can do operations. What makes them interesting is that we can use them to parametrize, or coordinatize, systems that interest us. The whole numbers, for example, formalize the notion of counting, while the real numbers parametrize the line and serve as the basis for geometry" (Gowers, Princeton Companion to Mathematics, 81).Since the late 20th century, quaternions have been widely employed.Quaternions are used in computer graphics, computer vision, robotics, control theory, signal processing, altitude control, physics, bioinformatics, molecular dynamics, computer simulation and orbital mechanics. Due to their speed, compactness, and reliability, it is common for spacecrafts to be commanded [by] quaternions" (Pickover, 232). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor & Francis. (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 213 x 138mm). Complete. [viii], 522, [4]. In-text illustrations throughout. Hamiltons papers: pp. 10-14; 241-246; 489-495. Ex-libris bearing a rather handsome early paper label on the spine and a discreet stamp on the title page. Solidly and tightly bound in three quarter brown calf over marbled paper boards. Some scuffing and rubbing at the edge tips and along the spine. Gilt-ruled and lettered at the spine. Very slight age toning within; largely clean and bright. Very good condition.

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        Martin Chuzzlewit

      London Chapman & Hall 1844. G in Good condition without dust jacket. Scuffing and wear to leather of corners and extremities. Chips to head and tail of spine. Inner front hinge cracked. Text block tight and clean First edition Half leather on marbled boards with green Morrocco title panel 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xiv, 624pp. Frontis, illustrated title and 38 b/w engraved plates. Presumed second state with 10-line errata note and pound sign correctly placed on title page illustration ('100 Reward').

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        Entwürfe zu Kirchen, Schul- und Pfarrgebäuden (Zum amtlichen Gebrauch bearbeitet und hrsgg. Von der Königl. Preussischen Ober-Bau-Deputation)

      Potsdam, Ferd. Riegel, 1844 - 1852.. 12 Lieferungen a 6 Tafeln + beschreibenden Text, vorliegend handelt es sich wohl um die Erstausgabe 2 nn.S. Einleitung und 24 nn.S. beschreibender Text, 21 Kreidelithographien mit Tonplatte und 51 Radierungen= 72 Tafeln (Tafeln so komplett) Stark beschädigter Halblederband ca. 58 x 45 cm.. Titelblatt fehlt, innen durchgängig fingerfleckig, durchgehend alter Feuchtigkeitsrand (im Randbereich), etwa 20 Tafeln etwas stockfleckig, etwa die Hälfte der Tafeln mit Randeinrissen, darunter etwa 10 mit Blattverlust im weißen Rand. 2 Tafeln irrig paginert (31 statt 33, 34 statt 36). Buchblock mehrfach gebrochen, mehrere Blatt lose. Entwürfe von August Soller, Karl Ferdinand Busse und August Stuler. Gestochen von : Julius Hasse, Wischnewski, Ferdinand Jattnig, C. Kopper, Karl Eduard Weber, Karl Friedrich Hampe, Winckelmann & Söhne u. Leitung von J.Storch..........

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        MARINE PARADE WATERLOO CRESCENT &c. From East Cliff. On stone by, W. Burgess, printed at 19 St Martins Lane.

      Published by T. Rigden. Dover. 1844 - Hand-coloured lithograph, 12 x 9 inches, with good margins. Mounted in acid-free conservation board. A fine lithograph by the pre-eminent Dover artist and drawing master William Burgess. The view shows the sweep of regency buildings on the sea front and Shakespeare's Cliff in the distance. In the foreground is a group of trippers on donkeys moving along the road, and in a field two men are hay-making. Behind them is the Guilford Battery which was built below castle cliff in the 1780s, clearly showing two of the seven cannon which were originallly positioned here. By this date the old battery had been made redundant by advances in artillery and Dover's nineteenth century fortifications. PRINTS/MAPS DOVER PRINTS 19TH CENTURY KENT EAST KENT CHANNEL CINQUE PORTS TOWNS- TOPOGRAPHY THE SEA PRINTS/MAPS

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        Un Autre Monde

      H. Fournier, Paris 1844 - Quarto. [6], 295, [1]pp. Modern 3/4 brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering on spine. All paper edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece protected with a tissue-guard. Title page in red lettering. Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard (aka Grandville) was an early 19th-century French caricaturist, later recognized as a grandfather of Surrealism. This scarce first edition of "Un Autre Monde" (1844) is Grandville's most original contribution to the illustrated book form as it approaches the status of pure surrealism, despite being conceived in a pre-Freudian age. Leading members of the Surrealist movement such as André Breton and Georges Bataille recognised in Grandville a significant precursor and inspiration for the movement. Illustrated with 36 striking hand-colored plates, and numerous vignettes after Grandville, this work describes a parallel world created by three sleazy demiurges named Dr. Krackq, Dr. Puff and Dr. Hahblle. Each also travels within the world, describing its people and their customs. Two small dark spots at head of spine. Pages foxed throughout (not affecting the hand-colored plates). Text in French. Binding in overall good+, interior in good to good+, plates in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF ENGLAND [12 VOLUMES] + LETTERS OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS [2 VOLUMES] + LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF SCOTLAND AND ENGLISH PRINCESSES [8 VOLUMES]

      Henry Colburn / William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1844 - Agnes Strickland (1796 - 1874) was an English historical writer and poet. Her chief works are Lives of the Queens of England, Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses, and Letters of Mary Queen of Scots. All collected here complete and uniformly bound in fine bindings. Three-quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, spines with five raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, git tiltes and published dates. Top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispieces and title pages. LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF ENGLAND 12 VOLUMES publised by Henry Colburn, London, 1844 - 1847. Front cover of volume vii detached but present. LETTERS OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS 2 VOLUMES publised by Henry Colburn, London, 1844. LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF SCOTLAND AND ENGLISH PRINCESSES 8 VOLUMES, William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, published dates 1850 to 1859. 22 volumes total. Will require extra shipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BARCELONA EN JULIO DE 1840 SUCESOS DE ESTE PERIODO, CON UN APENDICE DE LOS ACONTECIMIENTOS QUE SIGUIERON HASTA EL EMBARQUE DE S. M. LA REINA GOBERNADORA

      Imprenta José Tauló - Barcelona. 1844. 309Pág+1lamina+1 desplegable. 18X12. Raro ejemplar Carlista profusamente documentado. Ref 4.4 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wild Horses at Play

      Henry Bohn, London 1844 - A fine image from Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio', one of the most important accounts of Native American life. "Next in importance to the Buffalo, for the use of Man, is the Horse, which is found joint-occupant with the Indian and Buffalo over most of the vast plains and prairies of America as yet unoccupied by cultivating Man. These, though not aborigines, may still have been, by the inscrutable design of Providence, placed in this country for the benefit of man; and we therefore find him in almost every part of North America mounted upon their backs, his faithful and attached friends and companions, in deadly war and in the excitement of the chase." 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. The present image is one of the results of this publishing venture and is both a work of art of the highest quality and a fitting memorial to a vanished way of life. Abbey Travel 653; Field Indian Bibliography 258; Howes C-243; McCracken 10; Sabin 11532; Wagner-Camp 105a:1. Lithograph, coloured by hand, printed by Day & Haghe, on original card mount within ink-ruled frame.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY FACTOR DONALD ROSS TO THE CHIEF FACTOR OF THE COMPANY, JOHN STUART, DESCRIBING THE SEASON'S TRADE AND COMMENTING ON THE OREGON BOUNDARY DISPUTE]

      "Norway House" [Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada]. Aug. 12, 1844.. 3pp. plus integral address leaf. Folded sheet. Short separations at folds, hole from opening costing a few words, else very good. For much of the first half of the 19th century Great Britain and the United States had jointly occupied the fur-rich Oregon country (known as the Columbia District to the Hudson's Bay Company), the northwest coast region west of the continental divide, north of the Columbia River to the 54th parallel. By 1844, however, with America's vision of manifest destiny in full swing, the U.S. laid claim to the region, launching the Fifty-four Forty or Fight campaign. Particularly debated was the area north of the Columbia but south of the 49th parallel (i.e. much of present-day Washington State). Ross here argues that if that area were ceded, the entire region to the 54th parallel might as well be forsaken: "...Our furs, I am happy to see, sold well last winter, with the exception of Beaver, and the quantity sent home was by no means small, yet somehow or other, we cannot manage to make profit nowadays, tho' the trade was never carried on in this country with so little expense; there must be a peg loose somewhere, that is a clear case, but I shall not pretend to say where the leakage is. The trade of this Department for the last outfit is certainly very good...and as we are now again to hunt beaver without restraint, I expect the current year will produce something even better than the last...The Columbia too has given large return for the last outfit but its expenses, I fear, will swallow all up, and probably more; our affairs in that quarter, I expect are in a very critical state. The Americans are pouring across the mountains by thousands, and if the Oregon question be not speedily settled, some serious mischief will assuredly arise before long. These grasping Republicans it appears insist on the line of 49 to the sea; if they get that, it will be better to give them the whole, the rest will be of little value to England and will rather be a source of trouble and annoyance than of real benefit to the nation; they have no just claim whatever to any portion of the territory, but John Bull, good honest soul as he is, terrible when his anger is up, allows himself to be cheated and gulled by every body who can manage to blurry and tickle him into good humour. For my own part, I sincerely wish we were well rid of the whole concern, for I strongly fear we shall then suffer the heaviest blow that ever fell on the fur trade...." Two years later the Oregon Treaty was signed, setting the boundary between the U.S. and Canada as the 49th parallel.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY FACTOR DONALD ROSS TO THE CHIEF FACTOR OF THE COMPANY, JOHN STUART, DESCRIBING THE SEASON'S TRADE AND COMMENTING ON THE OREGON BOUNDARY DISPUTE].

      "Norway House" [Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada]. Aug. 12, 1844. - 3pp. plus integral address leaf. Folded sheet. Short separations at folds, hole from opening costing a few words, else very good. For much of the first half of the 19th century Great Britain and the United States had jointly occupied the fur-rich Oregon country (known as the Columbia District to the Hudson's Bay Company), the northwest coast region west of the continental divide, north of the Columbia River to the 54th parallel. By 1844, however, with America's vision of manifest destiny in full swing, the U.S. laid claim to the region, launching the Fifty-four Forty or Fight campaign. Particularly debated was the area north of the Columbia but south of the 49th parallel (i.e. much of present-day Washington State). Ross here argues that if that area were ceded, the entire region to the 54th parallel might as well be forsaken: ".Our furs, I am happy to see, sold well last winter, with the exception of Beaver, and the quantity sent home was by no means small, yet somehow or other, we cannot manage to make profit nowadays, tho' the trade was never carried on in this country with so little expense; there must be a peg loose somewhere, that is a clear case, but I shall not pretend to say where the leakage is. The trade of this Department for the last outfit is certainly very good.and as we are now again to hunt beaver without restraint, I expect the current year will produce something even better than the last.The Columbia too has given large return for the last outfit but its expenses, I fear, will swallow all up, and probably more; our affairs in that quarter, I expect are in a very critical state. The Americans are pouring across the mountains by thousands, and if the Oregon question be not speedily settled, some serious mischief will assuredly arise before long. These grasping Republicans it appears insist on the line of 49 to the sea; if they get that, it will be better to give them the whole, the rest will be of little value to England and will rather be a source of trouble and annoyance than of real benefit to the nation; they have no just claim whatever to any portion of the territory, but John Bull, good honest soul as he is, terrible when his anger is up, allows himself to be cheated and gulled by every body who can manage to blurry and tickle him into good humour. For my own part, I sincerely wish we were well rid of the whole concern, for I strongly fear we shall then suffer the heaviest blow that ever fell on the fur trade." Two years later the Oregon Treaty was signed, setting the boundary between the U.S. and Canada as the 49th parallel.

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

      London: Chapman & Hall and Bradbury & Evans, 1844-1848 Five volumes. Illustrated by Richard Doyle, John Leech, Clarkson Stanfield, Daniel Maclise, John Tenniel, Frank Stone, and Edwin Landseer. A Christmas Carol (Bradbury and Evans, 1844), second edition, second issue; The Chimes (Chapman & Hall, 1845), first edition, first issue; The Cricket on the Hearth (Bradbury and Evans, 1846), first edition, first issue; The Battle of Life (Bradbury and Evans, 1846), first edition, fourth issue; The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (Bradbury and Evans, 1848), first edition, first issue. Finely bound in ¾ dark green morocco over green marbled boards by Grieve of Edinburgh, with five raised bands to the spine, gilt lettering to spine, spine compartments decoratively tooled in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, boards flecked with gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers flecked with gilt, with the gilt panel decorations and titling from the original cloth covers adhered to the pastedowns. About near fine, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, minor toning and rubbing to the spines, some rubbing to the hinges and boards, a few hinges lightly starting but all bindings fully intact, a hint of light spotting to the frontispiece and vignette title page of The Chimes, light toing to the title page of The Haunted Man, otherwise extremely bright and clean interiors. Overall, a clean and beautiful set, free of any repairs or restoration. Housed in a custom green slipcase. Smith II 4, 5, 6, 8, 9. The Christmas Books is the name given to Charles Dickens' mid-nineteenth century series formatted after and including his 1843 masterpiece, A Christmas Carol. Each novel in the series is marked by a strong moral and social message, the transformation of a hardened character to a more caring individual, and, of course, the holiday season. Unusual for Dickens, all of The Christmas Books were published first as novels without prior serial publication. Additionally, they are all illustrated in black and white, with the exception of A Christmas Carol, which contains plates with color illustrations.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Cannstatt als Kurort. Kurze Notizen über seine Brunnen, Bäder, Heilanstalten und Heilobjekte.

      Cannstatt u. Stgt., Becher & Müller, vormals L. F. Rieger'sche Buchhandlung, 1844.. 21 x 13,5 cm. VI, 210 S. Mit 1 gestoch. Frontispiz, 1 gefalt., lithogr. Karte und 1 gefalt. Tabelle. Mod. Pp. mit mont. vord. OUmschlag.. Schefold 8849; Heyd IV,10709. - Erste Ausgabe. - Das Werk behandelt Cannstatt als Kurort, das Mineral-Wasser, die Brunnen- und Molken-Kur, die orthopädische Anstalt, die Flechten-Heil-Anstalt, den Sommer- und Winteraufenthalt, Hotel Herrmann, sowie Cannstatt's Umgebung mit Marbach, Ludwigsburg, Hohenheim, Scharnhausen, Esslingen uvm. - Gering gebräunt, teils unbeschnitten. Selten!

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        Le Chateau D'Eppstein.

      . 3 vols. Paris 1844. (1) + 532 + (1) + 353 + (1) + 322 pp. Bound in publishers full cloth. Little foxing. Name on first endpaper. * First French edition and first edition with this title. The novel was published in 1843 in Bruxelles with the titel "Albine"..

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        BARCELONA EN JULIO DE 1840 SUCESOS DE ESTE PERIODO, CON UN APENDICE DE LOS ACONTECIMIENTOS QUE SIGUIERON HASTA EL EMBARQUE DE S. M. LA REINA GOBERNADORA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1844. 309Pag+1lamina+1 desplegable. 18X12. Raro ejemplar Carlista profusamente documentado. Ref 4.4 Biblioteca A.

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        CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO. HUNTING SCENES AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PRAIRIES OF AMERICA. FROM DRAWINGS AND NOTES OF THE AUTHOR, MADE DURING EIGHT YEARS' TRAVEL AMONGST FORTY-EIGHT OF THE WILDEST AND MOST REMOTE TRIBES OF SAVAGES IN NORTH AMERICA.

      London: C. & J. Adlard for George Catlin, Egyptian Hall, 1844. - [Pp.1-2] letterpress title (verso blank); [pp.3-4] "To the Reader"; pp.[5- ]20 text. Twenty-five handcolored lithographic plates, on thick paper, after Catlin, drawn on stone by Catlin (2) or McGahey (23), printed by Day & Haghe. Folio. Publisher's brown moire cloth boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, rebacked and retipped with dark brown calf. Endpapers and tissue guards renewed, scattered minor soiling. Else very good. First edition, handcolored issue. Catlin published the first two issues of CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO. simultaneously in late November 1844. The first issue was handcolored, 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 American Indians 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 in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. In addition to publishing the present work, Catlin 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 financial reverse in 1852 meant that he lost the collection, but he spent his later years making several trips to South and Central America, sketching the natives there. The plates are as follow: 1) "North American Indians." 2) "Buffalo Bull Grazing." 3) "Wild Horses, at Play." 4) "Catching the Wild Horse." 5) "Buffalo Hunt, Chase." 6) "Buffalo Hunt, Chase." 7) "Buffalo Hunt, Chase." 8) "Buffalo Dance." 9) "Buffalo Hunt, Surround." 10) "Buffalo Hunt, White Wolves attacking a Buffalo Bull." 11) "Buffalo Hunt, Approaching a Ravine." 12) "Buffalo Hunt, Chasing Back." 13) "Buffalo Hunt, Under the White Wolf Skin." 14) "Snow Shoe Dance." 15) "Buffalo Hunt, on Snow Shoes." 16) "Wounded Buffalo Bull." 17) "Dying Buffalo Bull, in Snow Drift." 18) "The Bear Dance." 19) "Attacking the Grizzly Bear." 20) "Antelope Shooting." 21) "Ball Players." 22) "Ball-Play Dance." 23) "Ball Play." 24) "Archery of the Mandans." 25) "Wi-Jun-Jon an Assiniboine Chief.Going to Washington.Returning to his home." 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" (C

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        Illustrazioni storiche ed artistiche sulla R. Casa di Savoia.

      Gian Tommaso Isnardi, 1844-1848, Torino, - 2 voll. in-folio (445x305mm), pp. VII, 435; 430, (1); legatura dell'epoca m. pelle verde cupo con titolo, filetti e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati. Frontespizi con stemmi sabaudi coronati. Al primo vol., antiporta litografica celebrativa di Casa Savoia, con aquila coronata allegorica e stemma sabaudo entro cornice architettonica con blasoni, leoni, panoplie, corone, figure guerresche. Complessivi 44 ritratti litografici f.t. di altrettanti esponenti di Casa Savoia, dalle origini sino a metà del XIX secolo, seguiti da compendiose biografie di ognuno dei personaggi (l'ultimo ritratto è aggiunto posteriormente; l'unico a colori, raffigura Vittorio Emanuele II). I ritratti, elegantemente disegnati e incisi dal Gemelli, furono impressi dal ben noto litografo torinese Doyen. Fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta. Bell'esemplare. Prima edizione di quest'opera su Casa Savoia, particolarmente ricercata per il ricco repertorio iconografico. L'A-Valle, autore anche di una scrupolosissima "Storia di Alessandria", nativo di San Salvatore Monferrato, visse tra il 1815 e il 1873. Fu prolifico poeta, drammaturgo, storiografo, nonché fondatore e direttore del celebre periodico satirico "Il Fischietto" e frequentatore degli ambienti liberali torinesi. Manno, I, 60. Manca al Lozzi. Cfr. Maria Luisa Scauso in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, IV, 609-610 (con elenco delle sue opere e breve bibliografia). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems

      London: Edward Moxon, 1844 First edition, mixed issue as usual. First impression of Volume I, with "let the flood / of your salt scorn" to page 141. Second impression of Volume II, with the page numbers battered on pages 161 and 163, and with "the end'' to page 175. Publisher's green cloth, spines lettered in gilt and ruled in blind, boards decorated with embossed vine borders. Near fine, with some toning to the spines, a few tiny closed tears to the spine ends, spine head of Volume II rubbed and worn, clean bindings, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns, spines very lightly cracked inside the rear covers, otherwise sturdy spines and secure bindings, otherwise bright and fresh pages. A clean and pleasing set, free of any repairs or restoration. Housed in a custom light brown slipcase with dark brown morocco spine, with matching chemises. Published under her maiden name Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Poems is a two volume collection of Browning's poetry that includes "The Cry of the Children," "A Drama of Exile," and "Lady Geraldine's Courtship," among others. In Poems, Browning begins to feature strong female characters, a trend that would eventually lead to her 1857 masterpiece Aurora Leigh. Additionally, she recognizes poet George Sand, the pseudonym of French female author Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupi, whom Browning praised as "true genius" for her feminist writing and attitude. Notably, Poems gained the attention of poet Robert Browning, Barrett's eventual husband whom she praises in one of the collection's poems. After reading Poems, Browning wrote Barrett a letter, beginning the correspondence of over 550 letters that lead up to their marriage in 1846.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Common Prayer and Holy Bible 1841;1844

      - The Book of Common Prayer (1844) and the Holy Bible (1841). Both come in a case to protect them and keep them in prestigious condition. Each book has gauffered edges and each cover is spotless. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO. HUNTING SCENES AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PRAIRIES OF AMERICA. FROM DRAWINGS AND NOTES OF THE AUTHOR, MADE DURING EIGHT YEARS' TRAVEL AMONGST FORTY-EIGHT OF THE WILDEST AND MOST REMOTE TRIBES OF SAVAGES IN NORTH AMERICA

      London: C. & J. Adlard for George Catlin, Egyptian Hall, 1844.. [Pp.1-2] letterpress title (verso blank); [pp.3-4] "To the Reader"; pp.[5- ]20 text. Twenty-five handcolored lithographic plates, on thick paper, after Catlin, drawn on stone by Catlin (2) or McGahey (23), printed by Day & Haghe. Folio. Publisher's brown moire cloth boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, rebacked and retipped with dark brown calf. Endpapers and tissue guards renewed, scattered minor soiling. Else very good. First edition, handcolored issue. Catlin published the first two issues of CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO... simultaneously in late November 1844. The first issue was handcolored, 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 American Indians 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 in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. In addition to publishing the present work, Catlin 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 financial reverse in 1852 meant that he lost the collection, but he spent his later years making several trips to South and Central America, sketching the natives there. The plates are as follow: 1) "North American Indians." 2) "Buffalo Bull Grazing." 3) "Wild Horses, at Play." 4) "Catching the Wild Horse." 5) "Buffalo Hunt, Chase." 6) "Buffalo Hunt, Chase." 7) "Buffalo Hunt, Chase." 8) "Buffalo Dance." 9) "Buffalo Hunt, Surround." 10) "Buffalo Hunt, White Wolves attacking a Buffalo Bull." 11) "Buffalo Hunt, Approaching a Ravine." 12) "Buffalo Hunt, Chasing Back." 13) "Buffalo Hunt, Under the White Wolf Skin." 14) "Snow Shoe Dance." 15) "Buffalo Hunt, on Snow Shoes." 16) "Wounded Buffalo Bull." 17) "Dying Buffalo Bull, in Snow Drift." 18) "The Bear Dance." 19) "Attacking the Grizzly Bear." 20) "Antelope Shooting." 21) "Ball Players." 22) "Ball-Play Dance." 23) "Ball Play." 24) "Archery of the Mandans." 25) "Wi-Jun-Jon an Assiniboine Chief...Going to Washington...Returning to his home." 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 653. FIELD 258. HOWES C243, "c." McCRACKEN 10. SABIN 11532. WAGNER-CAMP 105a:1. William S. Reese, "The Production of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, 1844-1876," issue 2.

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        1875 Ojibwa Bible - Frederick Remington (Bookplate) - Signed by J.C. Bailey

      - Full leather. 1st published in Ojibwa in 1844 with the bookplate of Frederic Remington, tooled frotn and back covers and spine, gilded spine, speckled page edgings, "The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated in the Language of the Ojibwa Indians.", inscription reads "J.C. Bailey, Toronto, September 1894", colored flyleaves. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Temple of Deir El Bahri (7 Volume set)

      Offices of the Egypt Exploration Fund, London - . Henri Édouard Naville (14 June 1844 – 17 October 1926) was a Swiss Egyptologist and Biblical Scholar. In the 1890s he excavated at the mortuary temple of Hatchepsut at Deir el Bahri where he was assisted by Somers Clarke and Howard Carter. In 1903-06 he returned to Deir el Bahri to excavate the temple of Mentuhotep. The seven volumes are as follows; 1A The Temple of Dier el Bahari; its plan, its founder, and its first explorers. Introductory Memoir. 1B The north-western end of the upper platform; 2, The ebony shrine, Northern Half of the Middle Platform; 3) End of Northern Half of the middle platform; 4) The shrine of Hathor and the southern half of offerings, 5) the upper court and sanctuary, 6), The lower terrace, additions and plans, with architectural description by Somers Clarke. All the plates are complete and in near fine condition. Original paper covered boards with some repairs to spines.

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        A Treatise on Operative Surgery; Comprising a Description of the Various Processes of the Art, Including All the New Operations

      Philadelphia, 1844. First Edition. Later marbled boards. Good; binding worn and scraped; some moderate foxing to the text; all the color plates are clean and bright; diminishing tide mark along lower border touching the text for the first 25 pages. large 4to. There are 80 color lithograph plates. The text contains four sections, Elementary and Minor Operations, General Operations, Special Operations, and Plastic and Subcutaneous Operations, thereby making this the first text on plastic surgery published in the United States, as well as one of the earliest atlases of surgical procedures. Pancoast taught at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He developed a number of new operative procedures (G - M # 4170 & G - M # 4855) as well as new procedures (notably the 'plow and groove' or plastic suture critical to rhinoplastic operations). The illustrations in the book are graphic, instructive, and beautifully rendered by James Queen, A. Newsam, P. C. Hollis, L. Brechemin, and S.Cichowski, and are beautifully lithographed by Peter S. Duvall of Philadelphia. Norman stated in his catalog # 4 (1978) that the book was hand-colored. The subtle detail features of operations are hand highlighted, but the high quality lithography of Duval shines throughout. The plates in these handful of color copies are printed on a superior quality paper resistant to the usual foxing found in ordinary black and white issue of the book.The book in its uncolored state is widely held by the institutions and shows up with some regularity at auction; but there has been no copy of the first edition in its colored state at auction for more than three-quarters of a century. Reese, Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books, cites only the third edition, and states: 'Pancoast's work was one of the most extensively illustrated medical works published in America before the Civil War. It was available with either uncolored or colored plates, and in the latter format it is one of the most impressive color plate books of its era.' The binder of this copy mistakenly placed two groups signatures out of order. The book, however, is complete with all 80 plates and 380 pages of text. The backstrip is worn away and crudely 'repaired' with cloth tape. G - M # 5598; Cushing, P 38; not in Bennet; Reese citing only a much later printing.

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall, , 1844. With Illustrations by Phiz. Octavo (220 × 135 mm). Recent brown half calf, marbled sides, red morocco spine label, raised bands, gilt rule to compartments, marbled edges. black and white engravings through out by Phiz. Moderate toning to plates, occasional spotting, a very good copy. First edition, later issue, bound from parts.

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        Plate LXXIII Rocky Mountain Sheep The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Audubon J.J., Philadelphia 1844 - Original and rare hand-colored lithograph (21 x 27 inches, 533.4 x 686.8 mm) by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon, FRS, FLS for the Imperial Folio Edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. The Rocky Mountain Sheep is in Fine condition with bright and rich original hand-coloring, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production. Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs.Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. (Blum, Picturing Nature, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Sabin 2367, Wood 208). Fine with bright original hand-coloring.

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        Gesammelte Schriften.

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

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        Excursions through the slave states.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

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

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

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

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

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

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        Christmas Carol

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        "Domkirche von Bamberg (Morgenseite)". Seitenansicht.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Ueber die Beziehungen zwischen Meereshohe und Beschaffenheit des Blutes

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

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        THE ROYAL ALPHABET. [Uncle Buncle Series.]

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

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

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

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

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

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