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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Martin Chuzzlewit

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

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

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

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        Georgetown, Demerara.

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

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        Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Cycle of Celestial Objects

      John W. Parker, UK 1844 - London, John W. Parker, 1844. Two Volumes. viii, [6], 516, [4pp ads] ; xx, 560, [16pp ads]. Hardback first editions rebound in full black leather, with five raised bands and gilt decoration. Some rubbing to leather, volume one has been opened too wide and causing a split at page 336. Leaves look to have been trimmed at rebinding, but it presents very well overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Alpaca Its Naturalization in the Briish Isles Considered as a Natural Benefit and as an Object of Immediate Utility to the Farmer and Manufacturer.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons 1844.Small 8vo, approximately 175 x 110 mm, 7 x 4¼ inches, pages: frontispiece with loose tissue guard, engraved title, printed title, iv, 1 - 199 plus 4 pages of adverts, original publisher's cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, gilt Alpaca on upper cover, original yellow endpapers. Pale staining and uneven fading to binding, 3 small pale marks to the outer margin of page 1, otherwise a very good copy. On page 43 and 44 there is a mention of Charles Darwin having shot and eaten Alpaca on the Voyage of the Beagle. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Commemorative Medallion for Admiral Dumont-D&#39;Urville

      France: Oudine, 1844. Bronze medal, 69 mm., extremely fine. Death of an explorer. A particularly attractive copy of this medal struck to commemorate the tragic death of Dumont D&#39;Urville. As the lengthy caption on the medal explains, having survived two circumnavigations of the globe, the great explorer was killed in a railway accident between Bellevue and Meudon on 8 May 1842. The imposing memorial represented on this medal is in the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris.

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        Martin Chuzzlewit

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

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        The life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman & Hall. 1844. "First edition with the later state of the errata slip with 14 lines of corrections, 8vo, pp. [iii]-xiv, [2], 624; engraved frontispiece and title- p., 38 engraved plates by Phiz; bound without the half-title in contemporary dark green half morocco over green cloth, spine gilt in 6 compartments, 5 gilt raised bands, marbled edges, marbled endpapers; some foxing to frontispiece and engraved title page, plates otherwise clean; a very good copy. Gimbel A 72; Smith I, 7."

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        Mexico as it was and as it is

      New York, J. Winchester, New World Press, 1844. 4to.mayor; XII-390 pp., con numerosas ilustraciones entre el texto, y 27 bellísimas láminas aparte, xilografiadas por Butler sobre los dibujos del autor. Enc. moderna en media piel fina, con tejuelos. Mayer, fundador de la Historical Society of Maryland, erudito curioso y excelente dibujante, fue Secretario de la Legación Norteamericana en México entre 1841 y 1842, en un momento crucial para las relaciones entre ambos paises, entre la Revolución de Texas y la Guerra de 1846.

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        Walks about the City and Environs of Jerusalem

      London: Daldy Isbister and Co. circa, 1844. Octavo; engraved frontis and title-page, 23 engraved plates and 29 line drawings; some foxing throughout; original blind stamped blue cloth boards, rebacked, corners slightly worn, highly decorated in gilt front and spine, all edges gilt. The Holy Land Illustrated. William Henry Bartlett was a prolific 19th century travel writer and illustrator. In this second edition, he attempts to give a clear and accurate view of the city of Jerusalem, comparing its earliest history to its present condition.

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        Reis van Horace Vernet naar het Oosten.

      Dutch translation of france. 'sGravenhage by A.P.van Langenhuysen.1844.220pp. With 16 coll.plts of Griekenland,Malta,Egypte and Palestina.

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        MINIA. Mesiatz janvarij. Vo pervij denj, ezo po ploti obrazanie goda naschebo intza chorta. I pamiat ize vo stiatobo otca naschevo Vasilija Velikovo, arcieparka kesarin kappadokijskievo. Daze chramy sviatovo Vasilija, tvorimy bdenie.

      Moskau [ca. 1844-55]. 2°. ca. 400 S. (Druck in Rot u. Schwarz). Mit ill. Tit. u Schmuckleiste. Ldr. d. 18. Jhdts. (reemboitage). m. Goldpräg. u. roten Rückensch. Einbd. stellenw. beschabt. u. fleckig.. Manuale für die Liturgie im Monat Januar in altrussischer Sprache. Jeder Tag des Monats wird durch Ereignisse der Märtyrer, Heiligen etc. identifiziert. Anleitung zur Handhabung bei (Tier-)Krankheiten, Kastastrophen, Geburten, Hochzeiten, Ernten, Festtagen, wie das Fest der Auferstehung u.s.w.

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        MINEA. Mesiatz Iulij. Vo pervij denj, Sviatych i tschudotvorcev bezsrevrenikovu kosmu i Damiana vo rimae mutschivschichsja.

      Moskau [ca. 1844-50].. 2°. ca. 300 S. (Druck in Rot u. Schwarz) Mit ill Tit. u. 1 Schmuckleiste. Ldr. d. 18. Jhdts. (reemboitage). m. Goldpräg. u. roten Rückensch. Einbd. stellenw. beschabt. u. berieb.. Manuale für die Liturgie im Monat Juli in altrussischer Sprache. Jeder Tag des Monats wird durch Ereignisse der Märtyrer, Heiligen etc. identifiziert. Anleitung zur Handhabung bei (Tier-)Krankheiten, Kastastrophen, Geburten, Hochzeiten, Ernten, Festtagen u.s.w.

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        Recollections of the Emperor Napoleon,

      London: John Murray,, 1844. during the First Three Years of his Captivity on the Island of St. Helena: including the Time of his Residence at her Father&#39;s House, "The Briars". Octavo. Original green fine-grained cloth elaborately decorated in blind and gilt, title and bee devices gilt to spine, Légion d&#39;Honneur device gilt to centre of front board and in blind to rear, both within triple fillet panels in blind with groups of four bees, similarly in blind, in corners, cream surface-paper endpapers. Engraved half-title with Légion d&#39;Honneur vignette, lithographed frontispiece of The Briars, and 5 other scenic plates, engraved by Henry Vizetelly. A little rubbed, and a touch mottled, frontispiece, half-title and plates somewhat foxed as usual, text lightly toned, but overall very good and remains attractive. Contemporary pencilled ownership inscription of Maria Nickleson. First edition, first impression, and uncommon thus, particularly in the cloth. Mrs Abell, née Betsy Balcombe, was the daughter of an East India Company official at St. Helena. At the time of his arrival in exile, Napoleon&#39;s intended residence, Longwood, was still being refurbished, so he lodged for two months with the Balcombe family, and struck up a warm friendship with fourteen year-old Betsy, who called him "Boney" to his face, without reproach. When the ex-emperor removed to Longwood she continued to visit him, arousing the suspicions of the ever over-cautious governor, Sir Hudson Lowe. In 1818 the Balcombe family left the island, but Betsy remained in contact with the Bonaparte family, Joseph, Napoleon&#39;s elder brother, visiting her in London in 1830. The seven-page subscriber&#39;s list includes some interesting notabilities including Hans Busk, Capt. Marryat, Sir Francis Burdett, and Lady Blessington.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Die Mainufer und ihre nächsten Umgebungen.

      Würzburg, C. Etlinger'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, ohne Jahr (1844 - 1847).. 458 Seiten (mit Titelblatt, Widmungsblatt an Fürsten Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg) + 53 (von 54) Stahlstichen (gestochenes Titelblatt (Mainquelle), Frontispiz (Würzburg vom Stein aus), im Text eingebunden die Stiche Schneeberg und Ochsenkopf im Fichtelgebirg / Berneck / Culmbach / Baireuth / Kloster Banz und Lichtenfels / Bamberg / Die Altenburg bei Bamberg / Hassfurt / Mainberg / Schweinfurt / Wipfeld / Volkach / Dettelbach / Kitzingen / Markt Steft mit dem Schwanberg / Markt Breit / Ochsenfurt / Würzburg vom Hieb / Dom zu Würzburg / Zell a.M. / Carlstadt / Gemünden / Lohr / Rothenfels / Markt Heidenfeld / Triefenstein I / Triefenstein II / Homburg / Wertheim I / Wertheim II / Stadt-Prozelten / Ruine Stadt Prozelten / Collenberg / Ruine Freudenberg / Freudenberg / Feggenbach / Miltenberg / Schloss Miltenberg / Schloss Heubach / Klingenberg / Achaffenburg I / Aschaffenburg II / Seligenstadt / Steinheim / Hanau / Rumpenheim / Offenbach / Frankfurt a. M. I / Höchst / Hochheim / Mainz + VI Seiten Inhalt + 1 ausklappbare Stromkarte vom Main. Alle Stahlstiche mit vorgebundenem Pergaminblatt (fehlt bei Bamberg). Ca. 23,5 cm x ca. 16 cm. Kräftiger Halbledereinband mit gold-geprägtem Rückentitel und etwas Rückenverzierung. - Es fehlt eine Ansicht (Frankfurt a. M. von Westen aus). - Die Stiche wurden nach Originalzeichnungen von Fritz Bamberger (Ausnahmen: Mainquelle/Titel, Dom zu Würzburg, Zell a. M.) gestochen von Carl Mayer's Kunstanstalt in Nürnberg. Sie sind hier in der Reihenfolge der Orte entlang des Mains zum diese beschreibenden Text eingebunden.. Nur wenig berieben oder bestoßen. Exlibris auf Vorsatz (Dr. Albert K. Franz). Die Stromkarte mit einigen Randeinrissen, insbesondere entlang der Faltungen (einige rückseitig hinterlegt). Keine Einträge. Papier nahezu nicht gebräunt, nur vereinzelt gering fleckig, einige Tafeln und die Stromkarte etwas stärker (wie leider fast immer). Alle Gelenke intakt, Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand I - II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu.

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        Leçons de calcul différentiel et de calcul intégral

      Paris: Bachelier, 1844. First Edition. Half calf. Good. First Edition. Half calf. Four parts in two vols., 8vo (220 × 140 mm), pp. xxxv, 531, two folding plates; pp. xlviii, 783; foxing throughout both volumes, minor worming to both sets of endleaves of volume one; dampstaining to lower edges of the initial leaves of volume two; ink ownership inscription to front free endpapers of both volumes with additional inscription to title-page of volume two; binder's tickets to front pastedowns of both volumes; good in half calf with gilt decorative panels, and lettering-pieces in green and red morocco, over marbled boards, rubbed, hinges a little weak. First edition.The Abbé Moigno (1804-1844), sometime Jesuit priest, and from 1873 canon of the collegiate chapter of the Basilica of Saint Denis in Paris, was also, from 1836, professor of mathematics at the College of Sainte-Geneviève, Rue des Postes. This, his best known mathematical work, was inspired directly by Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789-1857), whom Moigno considered his master (Cauchy, as well as being one of the greatest French mathematicians of the nineteenth century, was, like Moigno, a hyper-reactionary and ultramontane legitimist supporter of the Bourbon claim to the French throne, only tolerated at the Académie des sciences for his sheer brillance. Moigno left the Jesuit order while working on the second volume, of this work finally published in 1844, going on to write a number of notorious apologetic works such as Les splendeurs de la foi (1879-1883) and Les livres saints et la science (1884).

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        NATURAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK. ZOOLOGY OF NEW YORK, OR THE NEW YORK FAUNA.... PART II. BIRDS

      Albany: Carroll & Cook, 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Moderate foxing, mostly to the text with just some plates affected. Most of the plates contain small, neat pencil identifications of the birds but are otherwise clean. Text block is cracked with one plate detached but present. A Good, complete set of these plates.. Quarto (9" x 11-1/2") bound in publisher&#39;s gilt-decorated cloth, lacking the spine. Illustrated with an engraved title page and 141 hand-colored lithographs of birds, mostly two per image, and containing "detailed descriptions of all the animals hitherto observed within the state of New-York, with brief notices of those occasionally found near its borders." One of only 300 copies where the plates were colored.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Zoology of New York or the Fauna - Part II. Birds

      Albany: Printed for Carroll and Cook, Printers to the Assembly, 1844. First Edition. Thick 4to. 141 hand-colored plates of birds, mostly 2 birds per plate by Lith,. of Endicott, N.M.Y. by J.W. Hill. Bound in later blue buckram. Attractive. Condition Fine

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        NATURAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK. ZOOLOGY OF NEW YORK, OR THE NEW YORK FAUNA.... PART II. BIRDS

      Albany: Carroll & Cook, 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Nearly all of the plates are bright and clean, but a few have ragged edges. The first two plates are the worst, with the first trimmed with tears and the second with some staining. Spine badly worn, covers detached, text block cracked with many plates loose. A Good, complete set of these plates.. Quarto (9" x 11-1/2") bound in publisher&#39;s gilt-decorated cloth. Illustrated with an engraved title page and 141 hand-colored lithographs of birds, mostly two per image, and containing "detailed descriptions of all the animals hitherto observed within the state of New-York, with brief notices of those occasionally found near its borders." One of only 300 copies where the plates were colored.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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