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        Paris et ses environs. Description historique, statistique et monumentale, contenant un aperçu de l'état ancien et de l'état actuel de Paris ; la description détaillée de toutes les communes situées autour de la capitale ; orné d'une carte spéciale des environs décrits.

      Paris, Librairie universelle 1844 - grand in-8, [8]-524 pp., texte sur deux colonnes, avec une vue-frontispice (le château d'Ecouen, probablement un truffage), et une carte dépliante en noir, demi-basane fauve, dos lisse orné en long d'une double guirlande dorée, coins en vélin, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Coiffe supérieure maladroitement restaurée, rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. L'ouvrage avait déjà connu une édition en 1837 sous le titre Annuaire de Paris et de ses environs dans un rayon de dix lieues (exactement la même collation). En dépit de ses deux sorties, il est particulièrement rare, ce qui s'explique sans doute par le caractère même de la compilation, et son côté alimentaire : Leblanc de Ferrière était en effet surtout un auteur dramatique sans grand succès.

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        Gedenk-Buch. Including : [ DEVRIENT, Otto ]. Festspiel der Erholungsgesellschaft.[Weimar or Friedrichshafen], 10 September 1873. Folio (33.5 x 21 cm). Written in brown ink in a neat and very legible German gothic hand, with the titles and the occasional word in the headings written in a Latin hand. Contemporary reddish-brown gold-blocked, textured cloth.

      Detailed handwritten account of the festivities and splendid ceremonies organized by the Court of the Duchy of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach on the occasion of the marriage of the heir to the Duchy, Carl August (1844-1894) and Pauline of Sachsen-Weimar (1852-1904), celebrated on 26 August 1873 in Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg.The Erbgroßherzog Carl August was the son of the ruling Großherzog Carl Alexander of Sachsen-Weimar (1818-1901) and his wife Sophie (1824-1897), the famous Princess of Orange-Nassau, daughter of King Willem II of the Netherlands (1792-1849) and Anna Pawlowna (1795-1865). Großherzog Carl Alexander and especially his wife Sophie were very interested in the arts and cultural life. They lived in Weimar in the winter and spent summers at Schloss Ettersberg. Already in the last quarter of the 18th century Schloss Ettersberg had been the centre of a literary and musical circle that included celebrities such as Goethe, Wielan and Herder. The Schloss was also used as a theatre where the Weimar "Erholungs-Gesellschaft" performed their plays, including on 10 September 1873 the "Festspiel" that forms an appendix to the present manuscript.Although the book is clearly in its original binding as presented, the binder shaved the fore-edge margin fairly close to the text, occasionally touching a letter. In very good condition, with only occasional very minor foxing. The binding with a few small stains, a groove impressed in the back board, and much of the "gold" of the 4 cornerpieces now with a copper colour, but still generally very good.

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        Annales Furnesienses. History and Antiquities of The Abbey of Furness.

      Payne and Foss/M. A. Nattali/S. Soulby, London/Ulverston 1844 - Only 250 copies printed. Large Thick Quarto. xi, 403pp, cxi. Complete with plates as called for. Attractively bound in full brown morocco gilt, title and raised bands to spine. Light rubbing to extremities. T.E.G. Coloured leather and gilt tooled initials of former owner to centre of upper board. Marbled end papers. Bookplate of 'John Tricks Spalding' to f.e.p. whose extensive topographical library was originally sold by Sotheby's in 1925. Binder's ticket to f.e.p. 'Murray's Nottingham Book Co.'. Foxing and off-setting to first blank leaves, frontispiece and title page. Some foxing and browning to edges of plates, images largely unaffected. Text generally clean and bright. Overall a Very Good copy in a fine early 20th century binding. Heavy - additional postage to be advised. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Begrebet Angest. En simpel psychologisk-paapegende Overveielse i Retning af det dogmatiske Problem om Arvesynden af Vigilius Haufniensis.

      1844 1844 - Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1844. [8] + 184 s. De sidste blade med svag fugtskjold i øverste margin, og titelbladet restaureret med nyt papir øverst, ellers velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar i det orig. blå kartonnagebind med papirlabel på ryggen. Indlagt i smuk nyere privat bogæske i gammel stil med forgyldt ryg. Æsken signeret Anker Kysters Eftf. Forgylder: Hagel Olsen. Bindet med lette brugsspor. * Anses for at være Kierkegaards mest sjældne bog. Is considered to be the rarest of Kierkegaard's works. Himmelstrup 68.

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        Bilder-Atlas zum Conversations-Lexikon. Ikonographische Encyklopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste. Abteilung 1-5, 9 und 10 (Tafelbände) = 7 Teile in 8 Bänden (es fehlen die Abteilungen 6, 7, 8 und 2 Textbände).

      Lpz., Brockhaus, 1844/49. - 1. Abtlg.: Mathematische und Natuwissenschaften (2 Bände); 2. Abtlg.: Geographie; 3. Abtlg.: Geschichte u. Völkerkunde; 4. Abtlg.: Völkerkunde der Gegenwart; 5. Abtlg.: Kriegswesen; 9. Abtlg.: Schöne Künste; 10. Abtlg.: Gewerbswissenschaften (Technologie) quer-4°, mit 378 Tafeln in Stahlstich, HLn. d. Zt. m. gldgepr. Rückentitel, berieb., Vorsätze etw. schmutz- u. fingerfleck., tlw. m. schwachen Knickspuren, Bd. 10 m. kl. Nrn.-Et. am Rückendeckel.

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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]

      Edinburgh and London: Henry Colburn / William Blackwood and Sons, 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. . Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good.

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        SAINTE BIBLE Expliquée et Commentée

      Gaume frères, Libraires-éditeurs, PARIS 1844 - SAINTE BIBLE Expliquée et Commentée contenant le texte de la vulgate, la traduction et la paraphrase du R. P , un nouveau commentaire littéral par M. l'Abbé SIONNET un commentaire critique extrait de la bible vengée, par l'abbé Du Clot un commentaire dogmatique et moral extrait des pères de l'Église ouvrage en 18 volumes (complet) reliés (14.5 cm x 21.5 cm) reliure demi-basane bleue, dos lisse, ornés de filets dorés, titre, tomaison dorés, couverture cartonnée marbrée bleue, toutes tranches mouchetées, édité par Gaume frères, Libraires-éditeurs, Paris, 1844 (seconde édition) volume O. : introduction - 497 pages volume 1 : Genèse - 504 pages volume 2 : Exode - 588 pages volume 3 : Lévitique - Nombres - Deutéronome - 636 pages volume 4 : Josué - Juges - Ruth - 532 pages volume 5 : les Quatre livres des Rois - 572 pages volume 6 : Paralipomènes - Esdras - Tobie - Judith - Esther - 551 volume 5 : les Quatre livres des Rois - 572 pages volume 7 : Job - Psaumes - 552 pages volume 8 : Livres Sapientiaux - 528 pages volume 9 : Isaïe - Jérémie - Baruch - 555 pages volume 10 : Ézéchiel - Daniel - 512 pages volume 11 : Petits prophètes - Machabées - 472 pages volume 12 : Évangiles - St Matthieu - St Marc - 511 pages volume 13 : Évangiles St Luc - St Jean - 528 pages volume 14 : Actes des Apôtres - Épîtres de Saint Paul - 532 pages volume 15 : Épîtres de Saint Paul - 583 pages volume 16 : Épitres - Livres Apocryphes - 576 pages volume 17 : Appendice - 483 pages bon état d'usage (Cachet de bibliothèque Abbaye de Grandvaux, par Saint-Laurent du Jura sur les pages de titre - quelques rousseurs éparses d'usage) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems.

      London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, MDCCCXLIV (1844). Two vols., 8vo., 8, xvi, 250; iv, 275 pp. Original blind-stamped slate green vertically ribbed publishers cloth with title in gilt to backstrip. Housed in blue cloth slipcase with blue morocco backstrip and title stamped in gilt. Some minor fraying to head and tail of backstrip and corners, top-edge slightly darkened, otherwise internally bright; very good. First edition, mixed issue. Vol. I page [1] measures 7.5 cm from the direction line to the fly title. Lines 11-12 page 141 read “...Let your flood/Of bitter scorn dash on me!” Vol. II page 160 misnumbered 60; 163 misnumbered 16; 275 has the words “THE END.” Publisher’s catalogue inserted at the front of the first volume is dated January 1, 1846, but “bears no relation to the priority of the printing.” Barnes A5. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s (1806-1861) two-volume Poems gained her international fame and prompted her courtship with Robert Browning whom she later married, noting during their courtship that she would remain ‘EBB’ as she was when Poems was published. Her literary reputation would eventually surpass her poet husband, and inspire other famous female poets such as Emily Dickinson whom kept a framed portrait of EBB in her room, and Virginia Woolf who attempted to regenerate enthusiasm for EBB in the 1930s. Poems includes some of EBB’s most beloved works, including the politically toned “Cry for the Children,” and the favorite among sentimental readers, “Lady Geraldine’s Courtship: A Romance of the Age.” The strong female characters of Poems foreshadows the heroine of her later epic poem Aurora Leigh, and solidifies EBB’s legacy as an influential early feminist voice in literature.

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        Gesammelte Schriften. Mit Federzeichnungen von Theodor Hosemann. 12 Bände (alles). Berlin: Reimer 1844-1845,.

      8, zus. ca. 5000 S.. Seltene Erstausgabe Mit 24 getönten Lithographien von Hosemann und 4 Tafeln mit Umrißradierungen nach Callot. Edel-Pappbände der Zeit mit vergoldeten grauen Rückenschildern mit Pergament-Ecken und Kapitälen. Erstausgabe - Wilpert / Gühring II: 26. Kanten und Gelenke berieben, bei Band 1 und 3 deutlicheren Gebrauchsspuren. innen sauber und fleckenfrei. Die Lithographien mit etwas Textabklatsch. Name von alter Hand auf Titelblättern (Adolph Schwartz)

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        Autograph letter signed.

      [London], 13. VIII. 1844. - 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. To Charles Beyer: "With great pleasure, I am my Dear Sir | Yours truly | David Roberts R. A.".

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        Ernani Dramma lirico in quattro parti di Francesco Maria Piave Posto in musica e dedicato alla Nobilissima Contessa Clementina Mocenigo-Spaur distinta cultrice della musica italiana... Riduzione per Canto con accompagnamento di Pianoforte del maestro L. Truzzi... N. 16221 al 41... Fr. 34. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Giovanni Ricordi [PNs 16221-16241], 1844. First Complete Edition. First version of the opera. Hopkinson 41A(a). Chusid p. 63. Catalogo Ricordi online. Ernani, to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Victor Hugo's play Hernani, was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on March 9, 1844. The opera "quickly became immensely popular, and was revived countless times during its early years." "As Verdi himself stated more than once, Ernani represents an important change of direction in his early career. His two earlier successes, Nabucco and I Lombardi, had both been written for La Scala, one of the largest stages in Italy and well suited to the grandiose choral effects of those works. For the more intimate atmosphere of La Fenice, he created an opera that instead concentrated on personal conflict, carefully controlling the complex sequence of actions necessary to bring characters into intense confrontation. This new format brought about a fresh consideration of the fixed forms of Italian opera, in particular an expansion and enrichment of the solo aria and duet, together with a more flexible approach to the musical sequences that bind together lyrical pieces. Most important, however, was Verdi's gathering sense of a musical drama's larger rhetoric, his increasing control over the dynamics of entire acts rather than merely of entire numbers. In this respect, the third act of Ernani sets an imposing standard of coherence, one that is rarely equalled until the operas of the early 1850s." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Full modern marbled paper boards, printed title label to spine. 1f. (recto title printed within decorative light green borders, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents with plate and page numbers, verso named cast list), 3-229, [i] (blank) pp. Title, table of contents, and cast list typeset. Each number with its own plate number, price, and secondary pagination; p. 56 blank and unpaginated. Music engraved. Named cast includes Carlo Guasco, Antonio Superchi, Antonio Selva, Sofia Löwe, Laura Saini, Giovanni Lanner, and Andrea Bellini. Milanese bookseller's blindstamp to upper outer corner of front free endpaper; early handstamp of G. Cattaneo in Turin to lower margin of title; publisher's blindstamp to lower margins of initial leaves. Occasional cuts and annotations in contemporary and modern hands in pencil and black ink. Corners of binding slightly bumped. Cropped, affecting publisher's handstamp, upper margin, secondary pagination, and a slur; lower corners soiled, several creased; title, table of contents, cast list, and final leaf soiled and stained, with some tears and loss, repaired; occasional minor tears and repairs to margins and lower corners; extensive repairs to first two leaves with loss just touching decorative title border professionally repaired.

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        KOHEKI KOKUSANKO: TREATISE ON AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT PRODUCTION.

      - Edo 1844, Suhara-ya. Green stitched blind-stamped wrs.,8 vol set, indigo blue cloth Chitsu case, bone clasps, very good, some usual wear to edges, excellent impression,complete work 15.5 x 22.3 cm., all in all very nice copy. FIRST EDITION This fascinating treatise instructs the farmer in crop production, harvesting, marketing care of live stock, edible natural plant identification & collection, propagation & grafting techniques for fruit trees, care & harvesting of fruit, processing of oils, papermaking, cottage industries, tools, tea culture, weaving, viniculture, Washi hand-made papermaking and other rural activities. *** OKURA Nagatsune [1768-c.1850] was a famous author and renaissance man. He studied rural production, innovated and wrote easily-read books indented to assist the beleaguered and hitherto neglected of Japan's lowest class citizen, the peasant-farmer. . His extensively illustrated and instructive texts assisted the lowest social class of people in Japan. This kind of work helped the poor farmer how to endure natural disasters, severe weather, positive steps to successfully pass through harsh winters and improve their productivity. . His works were avidly read and heeded by Japan's farmer class. Okura was selfless in his efforts to improve the life of the average peasant-farmer who often starved to death due to pestilence, drought, famine and common illness. *** This work is profusely illustrated, teaching the average farmer "how to" produce more and also ways to propagate plants to expand their production. A lovely and practical encyclopedia of farming and production techniques. *** WHO WAS OKURA: Okura [1768-1856?] was an agricultural scientist who inspected conditions in various provinces & experimented with many growing methods. He authored some 20 useful and practical works on agricultural based on his own observation and experiences of as a farmer's son in Bungo, a Southern island of Kyushu and also from old experienced farmers. . He was greatly influenced by Chinese & Dutch learning [Rangaku] in Nagasaki as well. . Some of his works covered cultivation of sugar, cotton, indigo, paper, wax trees, cedar and other useul cash crop plants for impoverished farmers. * See us for other works by Okura. *** REFERENCES: Rosny: 35, KS 3-374 * EDGREN, J.S.:CATALOGUE OF THE NORDENSKIOLD COLLECTION OF JAPANESE BOOKS IN THE ROYAL LIBRARY, #799 * BARTLETT, Harley H. et al. JAPANESE BOTANY DURING THE PERIOD OF WOOD-BLOCK PRINTING, p.69, 151 * JAPAN BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA AND WHO'S WHO,1962-1964 edition, p.1182-3. *** NOT IN: Merrill & Walker: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EASTERN ASIATIC BOTANY ***

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        THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE; POINTS AND PICKINGS OF INFORMATION ABOUT CHINA AND THE CHI

      London [1844], Grant. Tan gilt-stamped cloth, 316p., 20 b.w. plates: 8 full page engraved plates, 12 text plates by W.H. Prior, very clean solid & sharp copy, 18 x 11.5 cm., 16p., with the author's penned letter.FIRST & ONLY OBSCURE EDITION *** *** *** WITH THE AUTHOR'S PENNED LETTER DATED 1844 INCLUDED THIS IS AN OBSCURE AND SCARCE EARLY ITEM ! WITH PRIMARY COVERAGE OF WHAMPOA, HONG KONG, MACAO, CANTON, OPIUM, PENANG, STRAITS OF MALACCA &c. A lively primary essay, going into the details of what the author saw and where he went. With excellent early primary coverage of Penang, Straits Malacca, Hong Kong, Macao, Whampoa, Confucius &c. THE SUBJECTS: Many facets of opium use, trade, sad effects, Chinese encouragement, manner of smoking, evils, destruction of 20,000 chests of opium &c. Horrid punishment of a Eunuch, Opium War, Hong Kong ceded to Britain, factories plundered, Canton attacked & ransomed. The assault on Amoy, European factories at Canton. Nine islands, Chinese women, commerce, exports & imports: Amoy, Foo-choo, Ning-po, Shang-hai, Canton, Tanka people, religion, Chinese figures & words, their language, a book-reading people, literature, poetry and Maxims. Provinces, islands, rivers, cities, Pekin [sic], streets, crowds of people, Imperial Palace, pleasure houses, lions & dragons, Nankin, the Great Wall...manufactures: silk, porcelain, lacquer-ware, embroidery, glass, carved ivory paper, tin, silver, steel, trades, puppet show, dog seller... Patriotism, Portuguese Embassy, their settlement in Macao, Dutch & Russian Embassies, Kou-tou, observations of Gutzlaff. China's standing army, weapons, navy, fireworks. Mandarins, gaming, chess, theatres, jugglers, sorceress, sages, agriculture, industry, gunpowder, compass, printing, art, science, sculpture, music, paintings, architecture, geometry. Penal code, punishments, rice paper drawings of, the Canque, the cage [note a foreigner is illustrated after being capture and caged !], banishment, frequency of executions, physician, modes of cure.. Marriage, the ceremony, worship of family gods, funeral rites. Feast of lanterns, animals elephants, rhinoceroses, tigers, wild boar, wolves, foxes and so many others. Hunting musk deer, birds, pheasants, reptiles, yellow fish, cormorant fishing birds. Variety of flora, camphor, tea: culture preparation, rice, cotton and silk, mulberry, bamboo and many others. Geography: chain of mountains, rocks, hills, Golden Island, travel, favourable & unfavorable, points in Chinese character, missionary exertions...conclusions. WITH THE AUTHOR'S PENNED LETTER DATED 1844 INCLUDED: This rare book also contains a nice penned letter from George Mogridge [1787-1854] to his publishers Grant & Griffiths [of this book], center folded, loosely laid in: LETTER TEXT: "Sept 2nd 1844 "I George Mogridge author of 'Points and Pickings' hereby undertake to assign over the copyrights of that work to Messrs. Grant & Griffith at any time they may require it. Thirty five pounds being already paid to me and a further sum of fifteen pounds to be should the work reach a second edition. /George Mogridge/" with his signature. The letter is written on a single page, very clean, without issues, blank on the verso, penned on a sheet of period paper: 18.5 x 11.5 cm., lightly tipped-in to the inside end paper. The book was published in its FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION of 1844, it never was reissued in a second or any other edition. THE CHAPTERS: 32 in all: 1. The work begins with the author's visit to the Chinese decorations in the Pavilion at Brighton. There he views the illuminated staircase, painted ceiling, glass pagoda, Chinese mythological God of Thunder, the Chinese Ambassador and the Chinese collection. Being impressed, he sets sail for China ! 2. Record of his "Set sail for China," the Channel, Bay of Biscay, Madeira, the Canaries, Cape Verd, the Mauritius, Penang, Straits of Malacca, the China Sea, thousands of islands, Hong Kong, Flotilla of boats, pilot into Hong Kong Bay, the town described as well as its vessels. This is a very early British tourist, traveler's account. Of Hong Kong, he states: "Hardly do I know a more exciting scent than that which is often presented by Hong Kong Bay; for what with the mountainous masses around it, both on the island and the mainland; the British war-vessels, clippers, and steamers; the ?Chinese junk, chop-boats, sanpans [sic], rafts, pleasure-boats, and fishing craft; the bamboo sails, the gay colours displayed on the masts, the Chinese sailors, the deafening sounds of the tom-toms and gongs, when a vessel is about to sail, and the Ching Ching Joss, or firing of crackers, and burning of high-coloured and tinseled [sic] paper, cut into fanciful forms, and scattered in the flaming shower on the water; altogether a stranger is absolutely bewildered with novelty." [Cataloger's note: this is a single sentence !!] 3. Sail to Macao, European ships, Tanka-women & boats, coolies, the Praya Grande, the doctor, astrologer, the umbrella maker, cobbler, tinker, bookseller, blacksmith, inner harbor. And of opium smokers, smugglers, gamblers, thieves, Camoen's Cave. Protestant burial ground & print hawkers. On to Whampoa, its walled town, villages, pagodas, plantations and river scenes. 4. People described, Chinamen, China-women, small feet, dress, dandy Mandarin, food, residences, character of the Chinese, anecdote of Chinese gratitude. 5. Chinese nation one of the oldest of the world. Fabulous accounts of the Chinese, Pwan-kon, the first Man. teen-Hwang-she, Te Hwang-she, Jin Hwang-she, Yew Chao-she, and Suy Jin-she. The Three Emperors, the Five Sovereigns, Yu draws off the waters of the deluge. 6.Many of the Chinese Emperors indulge in Tyranny and Cruelty. Chow-sin dressed in his Royal Robes, sets fire to his palace, and perishes in the flames. Confucius, incursions of the Tartars, Buddhism introduced into China. The Empire divided, Yang-keen reunites the Empire, Choo-wan, the robber captain. She-Tsung, the father of his people. Keen-lung, or Reason's Glory, the present Emperor. For other chapter contents, which are copious please see photos posted to our website for additional details. THE BINDING: This obscure and RARE example is bound in the publisher's tan blind-stamped and gilt stamped cloth. The cover has an elaborate Chinese design of two golden flags with Chinese characters, with the Emperor's face in the center top. Below that are three golden lanterns, followed by the English title: "THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE." Below this are two large birds facing the center where a large golden vase holds lilies. The back cover has the same pattern, but without the gilt stamping. Also contains 16p. of the publisher's book adverts. CONDITION: This is an exceptionally "fresh" copy. The head & tail of the spines are beautifully intact, there is no wear at these locations, which typically fail to hold together. The corners are in excellent condition, with barely any wear, the top right corner has a minor and tiny 'bump,' else a very clean and very solid copy of a RARE book. The spine has a similar embossed gilt title and design, all in all a very lovely, collector's condition copy. The contents are very clean, the original tissue-guard protection the title page from any transfer from the frontispiece is intact, but with the usual wrinkles. The book is complete as issued, with list of plates. THE AUTHOR: The title page lists the author as: "By the author of SOLDIERS AND SAILORS." WorldCat lists the authorship to "Old Humphrey," other editions as 1846 & 1860. All bibliographies below list the date as [1844]. http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ti%3A+THE+CELESTIAL+EMPIRE% 3B+or+POINTS+AND+PICKINGS+of+INFORMATION+ABOUT+CHINA+and+the +CHINESE&qt=advanced&dblist=638 Per WorldCat, they cite: "Soldiers and Sailors: or, Anecdotes, details, and recollections of naval and military life, as related to his nephews, by an Old Officer. [i.e. George Mogridge]." With London 1842, John Harris. WorldCat also lists 10 other titles by Mogridge at: http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=au%3AMOGRIDGE%2C+George. &qt=hot_author REFERENCE: H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA SINICA, 81-82 [MORRISON, G.[eorge] E.[rnest].: CATALOGUE OF THE ASIATIC LIBRARY OF DR. G.E. MORRISON. NOW A PART OF THE ORIENTAL LIBRARY TOKYO, JAPAN, p.531 TAYLOR, Louise M. comp." CATALOG OF BOOKS ON CHINA IN THE ESSEX INSTITUTE, p.42. WorldCat, per above. DNB lists: George Mogridge [1787-1854], as a writer. He was the author of a more than ten other titles. Not listed in: LOWENDAHL, Bjorn. comp.: CHINA ILLUSTRATA NOVA: Sino-Western relations, Conceptions... LUST, John.: WESTERN BOOKS ON CHINA PUBLISHED UP TO 1850. .

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        Beiträge zur physiologischen und pathologischen Chemie und Mikroskopie in ihrer Anwendung auf die praktische Medizin unter Mitwirkung der Mitglieder des Vereins für physiol. u. pathol. Chemie, 1.Bd. (all publ.)

      Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1844, 8, (8), IV, 620 pp., 1 Taf., Leinenband d.Zt. Titel gebräunt feines Exemplar. Rare First Edition!"Simon founded in 1843 the "Beiträge zur physiologischen und pathologischen Chemie und Mikroskopie" (Contributions to physiological and pathological chemistry and microscopy) (Hirschwald 1844) only one volume published. after Simon's death Heller continued the journal with the title "Archiv für physiologische Chemie und Mikroskopie " (Archives of physiological and pathological chemistry and microscopy)." Büttner, p.90With contributions from C.G. Lehmann, Johann Franz Simon, A. Lipowitz, Johann Joseph Scherer, Oschatz, G.W. Focke, Ernst v. Bibra Friedrich Ludwig Hünefeld, Lassaigne, H. Hoffmann, H. Nasse, Rochleder und Haidlen, Zimmermann, Dulk, C.G Mitscherlich, Guibourt, S. Pappenheim, Reich, J. Minding und C.H. Schultz.Johann Franz SIMON (1807-1843) "was born on the 25 August 1807 as the son of a barber-surgeon in Frankfurt on the Oder. After an apprenticeship as a pharmacist he studied in Berlin obtaining a degree in pharmacy in 1832. From 1835 he studied chemistry, also in Berlin. He received a PhD in 1838 with a dissertation on the chemistry and physiology of mother's milk. When SCHÖNLEIN became Professor of Medicine in Berlin in 1840 Simon received the position as an assistant in the hospital. In 1842 he qualified for inauguration as a Privat-Dozent (reader) in chemistry. He died, however, as soon as the 23rd October 1843 of tuberculosis of the brain before the chemical laboratory, which he wished to set up at the Charité, could be established. SIMON began first of all doing toxicological analyses. In his two volumes ''Handbuch der angewandten medizinischen Chemie" (Handbook of applied medical chemistry) he provided the first comprehensive presentation of clinical chemistry. His book was based on a wealth of observation and analyses. He tried, the first time ever attempted, to produce a systematic presentation of the diagnostically important pathological changes in the blood. The book also contained a detailed review of the methods. SIMON founded the first journal and the first scientific association of the new discipline." Johannes Büttner & Christ Habrich Roots of Clinical Chemistry (1987), p.86.

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        Geschichte des Herzogthums Steiermark. 9 in 5 Bänden.

      Graz, Damian und Sorge (Bde. 1-6) bzw. Leuschner & Lubensky (Bde. 7-9), 1844-1874. Gr.-8°. Mit 2 lithogr. Titelbildern, 3 (2 lithogr. u. 1 gest.) Titelportraits, 2 lithogr. Titeln m. Vignette, 1 lithogr. Zwischentitel, 20 (1 mehrf. gefalt.) lithogr. Tafeln, 2 gefalt. Stammtafeln u. einer mehrf. gefalt. Karte. Zus. ca. 4100 S., Einheitliche spätere HLdr.-Bde. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln. Erstausgabe des bedeutenden steirischen Geschichtswerkes mit dem seltenen, erst 1874 erschienenen 9. Band von Georg Göth „Alphabetisches Register der in Muchar’s Geschichte der Steiermark Band I-VIII vorkommenden Namen von Personen, Orten und Sachen“. - „[...] Ehe er sein Hauptwerk, ‚Die Geschichte der Steiermark‘, zu bearbeiten begann, sammelte er jahrelang aus Hand- und Druckschriften die überall zerstreuten Urkunden und römischen Steinschriften, die darauf Bezug hatten, und brachte an die Tausende von wichtigen Auszügen zu Stande, welche er seiner Hauptarbeit alsdann zu Grunde legte [...]“ (Wurzbach). - Wie fast immer fehlt eine nicht gefalt. Karte in Bd. 1 (Ausschnitt aus der Tabula Peutingeriana). - Einbände etw. berieben u. (Deckeln) fleckig. Einige Bll. angefalzt. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig. - Schlossar 1; Wurzbach XIX, 307f. Versand D: 12,50 EUR Muchar, Geschichte des Herzogthums Steiermark

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        Elemens de pathologie chirurgicale.

      Bailliere, Paris 1844 - Nelaton, Auguste (1807-73). Elemens de pathologie chirurgicale. 5 vols., 8vo. Signatures 3 & 4 in vol. 3 transposed. Text illustrations. Paris: Bailliere, 1844-59. 217 x 130 mm. Half calf, gilt c. 1859, rubbed, some vols. All volumes need rebacking. A little dampstaining & foxing, 2 or 3 minor tears, but good. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 5597. "Nelaton was the originator of many important surgical advances and procedures. He is to be given credit for having introduced into general surgical practice the method of controlling primary and secondary hemorrhage by tying both ends of the severed artery . . . He reported his successful use of coagulating injecting fluids in treating aneurysms of the pelvic arteries and the marked value of enterostomy in cases of intestinal obstruction . . . He devised the soft rubber catheter and the porcelain-tipped probe"(Leonardo). Nelaton's contributions to orthopedics, to plastic surgery and to ophthalmology are also contained in his magnum opus. Orr 877. Zeis 605. Heirs of Hippocrates 1697. Waller 6830. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Martin Chuzzlewit - True First Issue with 100£

      Chapman and Hall 1844 - A first edition, first printing, first issue with the '100£' sign on the frontispiece. Bound in contemporary marbled boards with leather spine and corners. Previous owner's very small bookplate to the front pastedown. Binding is sound and tight. PP. 624 with some spotting to the prelims and to the rear pages. Small repair to page edge. Rubbing and wear to the edges, but a very good copy overall. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Dresdener Köchin oder die feine und allgemein bürgerliche Koch-, Brat- und Backkunst der neuesten Zeit,. nebst Anweisung zum Einmachen der Früchte, zu warmen und kalten Getränken, Speisezetteln und Anordnung der Tafeln etc. von (...).

      Dresden. bei dem Verfasser, 1844. 8°. 20,6 x 12,2 cm. XXXII, 343 Seiten, Halbleder-Einband mit kleinen Lederecken, Hardcover in Halbleder, In befriedigendem Zustand. Einband stark berieben, Schnitt gebräunt, die Buchdecke am vorderen Vorsatz vom Buchblock gelöst, der Buchblock in den Rändern meist etwas braunfleckig, die beiden letzten Lagen im Kopfsteg wasserfleckig, der vordere Spiegel mit altem Besitzeintrag (Luise von Buseck). Verlagsangabe - bei dem Verfasser, Badergasse Nr. 7 , und in Commission der Arnoldschen Buchhandlung zu Dresden und Leipzig, so wie auch in allen anderen Buchhandlungen Deutschlands zu haben. Versand D: 2,95 EUR Kochen, Essen und Wein, Backen, Deutsche Küche, Getränke, Kochbücher allgemein, Sammlerexemplare, Alte Drucke

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        Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Charles Nodier de l'Académie Françoise, Bibliothécaire de l'Arsenal; dont la vente aura lieu le samedi 27 avril 1844 et jours suivants…

      vii, [1], 200 pp. 8vo, cont. red morocco-backed marbled boards, flat spine gilt. Paris: J. Techener, 1844. The sale catalogue of the final library of the great bibliophile and literary figure Charles Nodier (1780-1844). Author, book collector and, since 1823, librarian of the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Nodier was the progenitor of French romantic literature, and of the kind of bibliophily practiced in France to the present day; he was also an unrivalled seller of books by auction. In 1838 he declared that God had made him rich enough five times to buy books, and five times so poor that he had to sell them again. Nice copy. 1244 lots, including MSS. While a relatively small library, this sale produced the large sum of about 64,000 fr. Bookplates of Michel Wittock and Eric Speeckaert. ❧ Brunet, IV, 89.

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        Martin Chuzzlewit - True First Issue with 100£

      Chapman and Hall, 1844. A first edition, first printing, first issue with the '100£' sign on the frontispiece. Bound in contemporary marbled boards with leather spine and corners. Previous owner's very small bookplate to the front pastedown. Binding is sound and tight. PP. 624 with some spotting to the prelims and to the rear pages. Small repair to page edge. Rubbing and wear to the edges, but a very good copy overall.

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        THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE; POINTS AND PICKINGS OF INFORMATION ABOUT CHINA AND THE CHI

      - London [1844], Grant. Tan gilt-stamped cloth, 316p., 20 b.w. plates: 8 full page engraved plates, 12 text plates by W.H. Prior, very clean solid & sharp copy, 18 x 11.5 cm., 16p., with the author's penned letter.FIRST & ONLY OBSCURE EDITION *** *** *** *** . . WITH THE AUTHOR'S PENNED LETTER DATED 1844 INCLUDED . . THIS IS AN OBSCURE AND SCARCE EARLY ITEM ! . . . WITH PRIMARY COVERAGE OF WHAMPOA, HONG KONG, MACAO, . . CANTON, OPIUM, PENANG, STRAITS OF MALACCA &c. . . A lively primary essay, going into the details of what the author saw and where he went. . With excellent early primary coverage of Penang, Straits Malacca, Hong Kong, Macao, Whampoa, Confucius &c. . THE SUBJECTS: Many facets of opium use, trade, sad effects, Chinese encouragement, manner of smoking, evils, destruction of 20,000 chests of opium &c. . Horrid punishment of a Eunuch, Opium War, Hong Kong ceded to Britain, factories plundered, Canton attacked & ransomed. The assault on Amoy, European factories at Canton. Nine islands, Chinese women, commerce, exports & imports: Amoy, Foo-choo, Ning-po, Shang-hai, Canton, Tanka people, religion, Chinese figures & words, their language, a book-reading people, literature, poetry and Maxims. . Provinces, islands, rivers, cities, Pekin [sic], streets, crowds of people, Imperial Palace, pleasure houses, lions & dragons, Nankin, the Great Wall.manufactures: silk, porcelain, lacquer-ware, embroidery, glass, carved ivory paper, tin, silver, steel, trades, puppet show, dog seller. . Patriotism, Portuguese Embassy, their settlement in Macao, Dutch & Russian Embassies, Kou-tou, observations of Gutzlaff. China's standing army, weapons, navy, fireworks. . Mandarins, gaming, chess, theatres, jugglers, sorceress, sages, agriculture, industry, gunpowder, compass, printing, art, science, sculpture, music, paintings, architecture, geometry. . Penal code, punishments, rice paper drawings of, the Canque, the cage [note a foreigner is illustrated after being capture and caged !], banishment, frequency of executions, physician, modes of cure. . Marriage, the ceremony, worship of family gods, funeral rites. Feast of lanterns, animals elephants, rhinoceroses, tigers, wild boar, wolves, foxes and so many others. Hunting musk deer, birds, pheasants, reptiles, yellow fish, cormorant fishing birds. . Variety of flora, camphor, tea: culture preparation, rice, cotton and silk, mulberry, bamboo and many others. . Geography: chain of mountains, rocks, hills, Golden Island, travel, favourable & unfavorable, points in Chinese character, missionary exertions.conclusions. . *** WITH THE AUTHOR'S PENNED LETTER DATED 1844 INCLUDED: . This rare book also contains a nice penned letter from George Mogridge [1787-1854] to his publishers Grant & Griffiths [of this book], center folded, loosely laid in: . LETTER TEXT: . "Sept 2nd 1844 . "I George Mogridge author of 'Points and Pickings' hereby undertake to assign over the copyrights of that work to Messrs. Grant & Griffith at any time they may require it. Thirty five pounds being already paid to me and a further sum of fifteen pounds to be should the work reach a second edition. /George Mogridge/" with his signature. . The letter is written on a single page, very clean, without issues, blank on the verso, penned on a sheet of period paper: 18.5 x 11.5 cm., lightly tipped-in to the inside end paper. . The book was published in its FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION of 1844, it never was reissued in a second or any other edition. . *** . THE CHAPTERS: 32 in all: . 1. The work begins with the author's visit to the Chinese decorations in the Pavilion at Brighton. There he views the illuminated staircase, painted ceiling, glass pagoda, Chinese mythological God of Thunder, the Chinese Ambassador and the Chinese collection. Being impressed, he sets sail for China ! . 2. Record of his "Set sail for China," the Channel, Bay of Biscay, Madeira, the Canaries, Cape Verd, the Mauritius, Penang, Straits of Malacca, the China Sea, thou

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        The modern Syrians; or native society in Damascus, Aleppo, and the mountains of the Druses, from notes made 1841, 2, 3, by an Oriental student.

      London Longman 1844 - First edition. 8vo., viii, 309 pp., 32 pages ads at end dated September 1844, original dark green blindstamped cloth gilt, an excellent example. Scarce. A career diplomat, Paton (1811-1874), acted as private secretary to Colonel George Hodges in Egypt from 1839-1840, and was afterwards attached to the political department of the British staff in Syria under Colonel Hugh Henry Rose (afterwards Baron Strathnairn). He was given the rank of deputy assistant quartermaster-general. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gedenk-Buch. Including: [DEVRIENT, Otto]. Festspiel der Erholungsgesellschaft.[Weimar or Friedrichshafen], 10 September 1873. Folio (33.5 x 21 cm). Written in brown ink in a neat and very legible German gothic hand, with the titles and the occasional word in the headings written in a Latin hand. Contemporary reddish-brown gold-blocked, textured cloth.

      - Detailed handwritten account of the festivities and splendid ceremonies organized by the Court of the Duchy of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach on the occasion of the marriage of the heir to the Duchy, Carl August (1844-1894) and Pauline of Sachsen-Weimar (1852-1904), celebrated on 26 August 1873 in Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg.The Erbgroßherzog Carl August was the son of the ruling Großherzog Carl Alexander of Sachsen-Weimar (1818-1901) and his wife Sophie (1824-1897), the famous Princess of Orange-Nassau, daughter of King Willem II of the Netherlands (1792-1849) and Anna Pawlowna (1795-1865). Großherzog Carl Alexander and especially his wife Sophie were very interested in the arts and cultural life. They lived in Weimar in the winter and spent summers at Schloss Ettersberg. Already in the last quarter of the 18th century Schloss Ettersberg had been the centre of a literary and musical circle that included celebrities such as Goethe, Wielan and Herder. The Schloss was also used as a theatre where the Weimar "Erholungs-Gesellschaft" performed their plays, including on 10 September 1873 the "Festspiel" that forms an appendix to the present manuscript.Although the book is clearly in its original binding as presented, the binder shaved the fore-edge margin fairly close to the text, occasionally touching a letter. In very good condition, with only occasional very minor foxing. The binding with a few small stains, a groove impressed in the back board, and much of the "gold" of the 4 cornerpieces now with a copper colour, but still generally very good.

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        Sefer Hibat Yerushalayim [Love of Jerusalem].

      Moshe and Yehudit Jerusalem 1844 - Small 4to (15.5 x 21 cm). [2 incl. title with woodcut vignette, text to verso], 60 leaves, text in Hebrew; title page a bit stained and rubbed. Recent marbled half calf boards, gilt title to spine. A fine copy. First edition of the first book about Jerusalem printed in the Holy City, illustrated with the Western Wall on the title page. This is also the first travelogue of the Holy Land published in Jerusalem. A fine copy of this scarce work. Published under the regime of the Sultan Abdul Maagid, the 'Love of Jerusalem' was "written specifically for the edification of the Jews in the Diaspora", so that they might begin to know what the Holy Land was like and how it was situated in relation to the Bible. It is as such the first attempt by the residents of Jerusalem to convey to Diaspora Jewry the significance of the city and its holy places, and to link the global Jewish community spiritually and physically to the Land of Israel. A proper travel guide, it includes complete descriptions of Israel and Jerusalem, the holy cities, villages and important gravesites. The physical geography of each region is detailed in a manner that includes natural elements such as hills and caves, and their place in history. The commentary is presented from a spiritual, religious viewpoint that emphasizes the sacred significance of each location. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Natural History of New York: Zoology of New York, or the New York Fauna; Comprising Detailed Descriptions of all Animals hitherto Observed within the State of New York, with Brief Notices of those occasionally found near its Borders, accompanied by illustrations. Part II. Birds.

      Albany, NY: Carroll and Cook, 1844.. FINE HAND-COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS. Quarto (29 x 26cm), pp.xii, 380. Complete with 141 hand-coloured lithographs, featuring two or three birds per plate. In contemporary black half calf by W. F. Gubitz of Glen Falls New York, with gilt titles to spine and black cloth boards. Some moderate foxing to prelims, small closed tear with slight loss to plate 21. Approaching almost total detachment from the binding - just about holding at the upper hinge. Wear to spine. Fair overall - a good complete example of the plates.

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        Zoology of New York: Or, the New-York Fauna- Comprising Detailed Descriptions of All the Animals Hitherto Observed Within the State of New-york, Part 2: Birds

      Carroll and Cook. Hardcover. B0008CF5RI Carroll and Cook, Printers To The Assembly; Albany, 1844. Hardcover. First edition. In Very Good condition, light to moderate foxing to some text pages/pastedowns, plates nice, small strip damaged to flyleafs at gutter, though bindings solid, it is starting, in 1/2 leather[tips and spine] gilt ruled and lettered binding, teg. From title page: "comprising detailed descriptions of all the animals hitherto observed within the state of New-York, with brief notices of those occasionally found near its borders, and accompanied by appropriate illustrations.", index in English and Latin names, as well as a list of plates of the birds. 4to[quarto or approx. 9.5 x 12 inches], 380 pp. with 141 colour plates. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.

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        Natural History of New York: Zoology of New York, or the New York Fauna; Comprising Detailed Descriptions of all Animals hitherto Observed within the State of New York, with Brief Notices of those occasionally found near its Borders, accompanied by illustrations. Part II. Birds.

      Albany, NY: Carroll and Cook, 1844. FINE HAND-COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS. Quarto (29 x 26cm), pp.xii, 380. Complete with 141 hand-coloured lithographs, featuring two or three birds per plate. In contemporary black half calf by W. F. Gubitz of Glen Falls New York, with gilt titles to spine and black cloth boards. Some moderate foxing to prelims, small closed tear with slight loss to plate 21. Approaching almost total detachment from the binding - just about holding at the upper hinge. Wear to spine. Fair overall - a good complete example of the plates.

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        Cartouche, The Celebrated French Robber

      London: Hugh Cunningham, 1844, 1844. First edition. NCBEL III, 1135; OCLC records three copies (Illinois, Kent State and Cambridge). Edges rubbed; a couple of signatures sprung; a good copy.. 3 vols, 8vo, contemporary black sheep, marbled paper sides, gilt lettering. Bound without the half-titles. A scarce novel about the legendary French highwayman, Louis Dominque Cartouche (1693-1721). Peake (1792-1847) was a playwright for most of his career, but later wrote fiction for Bentley's Magazine.

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        A NEW SPIRIT OF THE AGE

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1844. FIRST EDITION y. Poet Richard Hengist Horne (1802-84) patterned this collection of critical essays about contemporary writers after the acclaimed collection of essays "Spirit of the Age; or Contemporary Portraits," published by his idol William Hazlitt in 1825. Among the writers included in the work were Dickens, the Brownings (Mrs. Browning is given credit for contributing at least one of the chapters), Mrs. Shelley, Wordsworth, Mrs. Trollope, Tennyson, and Hunt (there are 25 essays in all in the work, some of them dealing with more than one figure). Few were pleased by what they read; according to DNB, the book "elicited a deluge of abuse from its victims, and Horne, naïvely surprised, decamped hastily on a tour of Germany." Dickens, however, was either more forgiving or more flattered, and subsequently employed Horne as a reporter for the "Daily News," for which he covered the Irish famine in 1846, and later as a sub-editor of "Household Words." In any case, the work provides a useful survey of the period's literary scene, and our copy is in uncommonly handsome bindings.. 200 x 124 mm. (7 7/8 x 4 7/8"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. VERY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY CADET BLUE THREE-QUARTER MOROCCO over pale blue watered silk, raised bands, spines handsomely gilt in compartments with floral sprig centerpiece and volute cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With 10 engraved portraits. Top inch of silk on one board faded by sun, one plate with closed one-inch fore-edge tear (not affecting image), other minor internal imperfections, but A VERY PRETTY SET, especially fresh and clean inside and out, and with bindings that are remarkably bright. Poet Richard Hengist Horne (1802-84) patterned this collection of critical essays about contemporary writers after the acclaimed collection of essays "Spirit of the Age; or Contemporary Portraits," published by his idol William Hazlitt in 1825. Among the writers included in the work were Dickens, the Brownings (Mrs. Browning is given credit for contributing at least one of the chapters), Mrs. Shelley, Wordsworth, Mrs. Trollope, Tennyson, and Hunt (there are 25 essays in all in the work, some of them dealing with more than one figure). Few were pleased by what they read; according to DNB, the book "elicited a deluge of abuse from its victims, and Horne, naïvely surprised, decamped hastily on a tour of Germany." Dickens, however, was either more forgiving or more flattered, and subsequently employed Horne as a reporter for the "Daily News," for which he covered the Irish famine in 1846, and later as a sub-editor of "Household Words." In any case, the work provides a useful survey of the period's literary scene, and our copy is in uncommonly handsome bindings.

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        Cavalese in Val di Fiemme.

      1844. Litografia di mm 230x310 su foglio di mm 375x445, tratta da "Le vedute del Trentino".Basilio Armani (Riva del Garda 1817 - Malé 1899), fu pittore e incisore, reso celebre soprattutto dalle sue vedute litografiche di paesaggi gardesani, trentini e tirolesi. Ottimo esemplare, con inconsistente alone di umidità all'angolo inferiore sinistro bianco. Basilio Armani, Panorami dal Garda al Tirolo, 1999, n° 66.

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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 F. J. Parcerisa. Acompañadas de texto por P. Piferrer y J. M. Quadrado.

      1844 - -21,5 x 31 cm.- 1 h. + portada cromolitografiada por J. Donon a cuatro tintas y oro + 434 págs. + 51 bellas láminas con litografías. Ilustrado también con grandes capitulares en azul, rojo y oro. Encuadernación en holandesa de época, lomo y puntas de piel, con estampaciones en oro y en seco. Cantos decorados. (En muy buen estado en general, tan sólo en una pequeña zona superior del margen interior de las páginas, se concentran entre 2 y 3 agujeros de polilla, pero no afectan ni al texto ni a las láminas.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NOTIZIE NATURALI E CIVILI SU LA LOMBARDIA.

      Milano, Bernardoni, 1844. In-8 p. (mm. 233x150), mz. pelle mod. con ang., tit. oro al dorso, pp. CXII,491, con 4 grandi tavv. f.t., più volte ripieg., così descritte: "Carta idrografica del Po - Curve rappresentanti le medie mensili dei deflussi di Po, Adda e Senna e della pioggia, temperatura ed evaporazione per la Lombardia - Rappresentazione grafica delle altezze, efflussi ed afflussi del Lario nella piena straordinaria del Settembre 1829 - Saggio di studi grafici sulla Lombardia nei rapporti di Geografia Botanica (di Vincenzo Cesati)". Volume primo ed unico pubblicato, dedicato alla parte fisica e naturale della Lombardia, con notizie geografiche e geologiche, idrologia, flora, fauna, etc. "Prima edizione" di una delle principali opere di Carlo Cattaneo, di notevole rarità. Cfr. CLIO,II, p. 992. Solo una tavola restaur. per manc., altrim. esempl. con barbe, ben conservato.

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      Paris: A. and W. Galignani and Co, 1844. 1st edition thus (Hearn, p. 175). Not in Gimbel. Modern full brown calf, with black spine labels in the 2nd & 4th compartments, raised bands. Later marbled eps. Marbled edges (original). Binding - Fine. Textblock - Very Good (bit of age-toning to paper/period pencil pos to preliminary blank).. [4], 140, [2 (blank)] pp. Published without the Leech illustrations. 8vo. 5-7/8" x 3-5/8" Quite uncommon period edition of this Dickens classic- OCLC records only 3 US institutions holding a copy.

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        The Danube: Its History, Scenery and Topography, Splendidly Illustrated by Sketches Taken on the Spot, by Abresch, and Drawn by W.H. Bartlett, Esq.

      Virtue, London., [1844]. First edition. Quarto. pp iv, 236. Extra engraved title-page with vignette. Eighty steel-engraved plates and two maps. Period binding of quarter dark green leather with raised bands, gilt decoration to spine, cloth sides, marbled edges.A bit of foxing here and there. Some rubbing to covers at edges and joints. Very good.

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        The Danube

      Virtue & Co, London 1844 - 236pp. Map and steel engraved plates. VG : in very good condition with dentelles and gauffered edges. Aeg. Some age toning to prelims and rear eps. Ownership details on feps [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Handel des Russischen Reichs.

      Mitau and Leipzig, G. A. Reyher, 1844. 8vo. Contemporary dark green calf, ornamented in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, inner dentelles ornamented in gilt, pink watered endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. [iv], 330, [2, errata], tables in the text; light wear to extremities, a little spotted in places; provenance: duplicate from a Latvian library (1920s stamp), crossed out earlier German stamp of the Society for Antiquities of the Baltic Provinces of Russia. Scarce first edition of this picture of Russian economy, trade and manufacturing at the time, written by an English lecturer in Dorpat (Tartu, Estonia), who later wrote a book on the impact of the revolutions of 1848/9 on the Austro-Hungarian economy and administration. In the preface he obliquely hints that he wanted to include more statistical tables and material but was stopped by 'important voices' (i.e. the Russian authorities). Divided into six chapters the book opens with a geographical and statistic survey of the Empire, the national wealth, primary production, and industry. This is followed by the trade, the situation of the merchant class and their restrictions, ports, im- and export. The fifth chapter is on customs and tariffs, and the final one deals with trade companies, steam navigation, transport companies and trade agreements. Goldsmiths'-Kress 33720.

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        CORRESPONDENCE OF CHRISTIAN KARL LUDWIG RÜMKER  1788 1862 and JOHN LEE 1783 1866   WITH SOME CORRESPONDENCE 1844 62 LETTERS FROM GEORGE WILHELM FRIEDRICH RÜMKER 1832 1900

      A collection of 90 letters with some astronomical calculations, mostly relating to astronomical observations  from Hamburg, with some from Lisbon (whither he went in March 1857 for health reasons), but with one document  relating to the sale of lands at Picton in Australia (dated September 1844), between Karl RÜmker and the English gentleman and amateur astronomer John Lee of Hartwell, Buckinghamshire, mostly addressed to him in London at Doctors' Commons. Some of the letters are clearly copies There is one letter from RÜmker's wife written after his death (21 December 1862, detailing the circumstances of his demise in Lisbon.   The letters (13) from George RÜmker, illegitimate son of CKL RÜmker date from between 1848 and 1854 and are written from the Observatories at Durham and Oxford.   The letters are all endorsed in a small neat hand (Lee's) with details of sender and date etc.   The letters whilst of technical interest also have much else to interest, such complaints about the exorbitant charges of the bookseller Asher in Berlin for sending books, accounts of the breaking of RÜmker's telescope in Lisbon, and so on. There is also a copy of 'Articles of agreement ...13 september 1844 between Charles Louis RÜmker of Hamburg the Vendor of the first part, Adolphus William Young of Sydney... and William Lumsdaine of Sydney  the purchaser of the third part' concerning the sale of land and dwelling at Picton, Australia. One of the letters refers to the 'equatorial telescope' at Hartwell House.     The family papers of Lee are in the British Library (Add. MSS. 47490-93), together with a number of items from the Lee collections (including one Arabic manuscript), but there are also papers in the Bodleian, and in other institutions from Canada to Australia.     There are also 2 other items, one printed (a pastoral letter dated 1849 from Thomas Darling addressed to the parishioners of St. Michael Paternoster & St Martin Vintry), and the other the passport dated 5 November 1864 of Mr. Reuben Townroe 'going to France, Italy and Austria on the Public Service.' Reuben Townroe (1835-1911) was  born in Sheffield He worked as an assistant to Godfrey Sykes on the architectural decorations for the South Kensington Museum (V&A) and completed these after the latter's death in 1866. In later years he worked as a modeller of brickwork and a draughtsman.

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        Milano e il suo territorio.

      Luigi di Giacomo Pirola], 1844. 2 volumi in-8° (cm. 26,4), legature in cartonato officinale figurato (lievi tracce d'usura); pp. [16] 391 [5], [4] 506 [2] in ottimo stato e fresche, con 14 tavole di vedute f.t. all'acquatinta (Cherobuin) protette da velina, 2 ampie carte ripiegate f.t., frontespizio testate e finalini illustrati in legno (Ratti), capilettera decorati; sporadiche correzioni di mano coeva al testo. Celebre compilazione diretta dal Cantù in edizione originale pubblicata per ordine del Consiglio Comunale. Cfr. Lozzi 2650; Predari 164; Hoepli 787; Villa 221. Ottimo esemplare.

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        The Cruise of the Somers: Illustrative of the Despotism of the Quarter Deck; And of the Unmanly Conduct of Commander Mackenzie; "A New Spirit of the Age; The Life of Goethe" in two volumes; "Memoirs of Madame D' Arblay", compiled from Her Voluminous Diaries and Letters, and From Other Sources; "Young Kate; or, The Rescue. A Tale of the Great Kanawha", in two volumes

      New York: Various, 1844. Hardcover. Good. Thick 12mo. 4 titles: 102pp; 365pp; 142pp & 143pp; 143pp & 144pp; 208pp & 185pp. Marbled paper covered boards with red leather spine. Gilt title label "Gatherings" on the spine. Old paper label lower spine. Leather is rubbed on the joints and spine. Light edge wear to the boards. Light toning to contents. The first title in this gathering "The Cruise of the Somers: Illustrative of the Despotism of the Quarter Deck; And of the Unmanly Conduct of Commander Mackenzie" is one of Copper's scarcest works. Originally bound in wraps in 1844 with 6 pages advertisements (missing here).

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        Egyptian Travelling Companion for Overland Passengers between Europe and India via Egypt

      First edition. 12mo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, the spine with raised bands ruled in gilt and contrasting lettering piece, the upper margin of the first leaves of the text punctured, but not affecting the printed area. An attractive copy. v, 158 pp. Alexandria, (the title-page also gives G. Muir, Malta, as bookseller and agent),

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