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        The Historical Geography of Arabia; or, the Patriarchal Evidences of Revealed Religion: a Memoir, with Illustrative Maps; and an Appendix, containing Translations, with an Alphabet and Glossary, of the Hamyaritic Inscriptions recently discovered in Hadramaut.

      London, Duncan and Malcolm, 1844.. 8vo. 2 vols. lxxxiii, (1), 357 pp; vi, 509 pp, (1), with two large folding frontispiece maps of the Arabian peninsula (56 cm x 41 cm), a large folding chart of inscriptions, 1 engraved plate of inscriptions, and one further folding translation of the same inscription. Lacking - apparently never bound with - the "vignette plate of Nakab el Hajar" supposed to face p. 335. Repairs to both maps.. Only edition of this detailed study of place names, tribal geneaologies, and pre-Islamic inscriptions. "An attempt at the proof of the descent of the Arabs from Ishmael" (Ghani). Includes an interesting attack on Edward Gibbon's 'geographical' explanation for the rise of Islam out of Mecca; Forster denounces Gibbon's "scepticism" and "artful insinuations" by pointing out some of his errors in historical geography, meanwhile defending the claim of a Scriptural prophecy in favour of the descendants of Ishmael. - Gay 3570. Ghani 136. Brunet 19594. NYPL Arabia Coll. 166. OCLC 4892705.

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        Exploration du Territoire de l'Oregon, des Californies et de la Mer Vermeille executee pendant les annees 1840, 1841 et 1842.

      1844. Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1844. 2 text volumes. 8vo (220 x 145mm) & 1 atlas. Folio (535 x 360mm). With 8 engraved plates in the text volumes and an atlas with 1 large hand-coloured map and 25 maps, charts and plates (printed on 18 sheets). Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spines with 2 red gilt lettered labels. A beautiful uniformly bound copy in mint condition of 'one of the most important works on the northwestern coast, including Alaska' (Lada-Mocarski 120). "A historical and descriptive account of the Pacific Coast of North America. Duflot de Mofras was sent to Mexico in 1839 as French ambassador, but his special mission was to explore and evaluate the commercial possibilities of California and the Oregon Territory, in order that the French government would be better able to decide whether to become involved in the conflict over Oregon between the U.S. and Great Britain. Duflot de Mofras's work contains very little of his personal narrative. He aimed to give a complete description of the country, its past history, and present condition" (Hill 496). The large folding map has the following letterpress 'Carte de la cote de l'Amerique sur l'Ocean Pacifique Septentrional comprenent le territoire de l'Oregon, les Californies, la Mer Vermeille, partie des territoires de la Compagnie de la Baie Hudson, et de l'Amerique Russe'. The plates show among others plans of the harbours of San Diego, Santa Barbara and San Francisco. The 25 maps, plans and plates are numbered 2 to 26, the large folding map is number 1 as can be seen on the list of illustrations. Several maps and plates are printed on one sheet. Hill 496; Sabin 21144; Lada-Mocarski 120..

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        The Public & Private Life of Lord Chancellor Eldon; with selections from his correspondence (in three volumes)

      London: John Murray, 1844 London: John Murray, 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Three volumes bound in full green morocco with gilt rules and half inch gilt decorated borders on the covers. Five raised bands and gilt decorations on the spine. Leather spine labels stamped in gilt. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled edges and endpapers. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece, with two additional engravings, four lithographic plates, and one facsimile page throughout. Light foxing to front fly leaf and frontis pages, otherwise very bright and clean. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown endpapers. Previous owners signed presentation on on front free end paper of volume one. Minor wear to the extremities, otherwise fine. Appendix, geneological table.

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        Account of the Northumberland Equatoreal and Dome, Attached to the Cambridge University

      First Edition. Black cloth cover. G : in Good condition. Spine faded. Some browning to page edges and light foxing. Contents tight. Signature of previous owner Professor Hermann Alexander Bruck, Astronomer Royal of Scotland on both fep and title page. Book label 'Presented by The Duke of Northumberland'. 290mm x 240mm (11" x 9"). 39pp + plates. 19 engraved or lithographed plates. George Biddell Airy, the author was born in Alnwick in 1800 and became the Astronomer Royal.

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        Travels in Kashmir, Ladak, Iskardo, the countries adjoining the mountain-course of the Indus, and the Himalaya, north of the Panjab (2 volume set)

      H. Colburn, 1844-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volume set. 8vo. 23 cm. Full contemporary leather bindings. Handsome gilt ruled, acid stained boards. 5 raised spine bands, with gilted compartments. Rebacked, with some restoration work to spine. Marbled edges and end papers. 2 maps. Large fold out map in volume 1. Internally generally very good, with clean, unmarked pages. Some minor margin toning to vol. 2. Lithographic plates. Godfrey Vigne was a noted early English traveller. He is said to be the first Englishman to visit Kabul. His accounts "give a valuable view of Northern and Western India immediately before the establishment of the British supremacy." DNB00. BMC 26:174.781 Yakushi V38. Baker 264.

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        The Works

      London: Whittaker & Co.,, 1844.. The Text Formed From An Entirely New Collation Of The Old Editions: With The Various Readings, Notes, A Life Of The Poet, And A History Of The Early English Stage. By J. Payne Collier. 8 volumes, octavo (220 x 140 mm). Bound in full contemporary green morocco, title and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, gilt decoration to covers, gilt dentelles, yellow endpapers, gilt to all edges. Frontispiece portrait. Bookplates to front pastedown on each volume,toning to first few pages of volume 1, mild soiling to endpapers, light general shelf wear to bindings, else a very attractive set. A handsomely bound set of Shakespeare.

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        Text in Bengali] Dharmmapustakera adibhaga, tahara caturtha khanda, arthat, bhabishyadvakya pustakasamuha, ibriya bhashahaite bhashanurikrta = The prophetical books of the Old Testament in Bengali. Translated from the Hebrew by the Calcutta Baptist missionaries, with native assistants

      Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta 1844 - 8vo, pp. [4], 609-843; original blue cloth (very light discoloration from damp), printed paper spine label; endpapers a bit soiled, else interior fine. Oxford only in OCLC as of October, 2013. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Krönung und Huldigung Oscar I.

      Königs von Schweden und Norwegen, und der Königin Josephine m. m. in Stockholm am 28sten September 1844. Nach amtlichen Nachrichten und eigener Anschauung von T. von Silfwerskjöld. Nebst einem Anhang: Ursprung, Geschichte und Beschreibung der schwedischen Ritterorden. Mit funfzehn colorirten Abbildungen. Berlin, F. H. Morin, 1845. 8:o. (12),+ 102,+ (2) s.+ 15 handkolorerade litogr. planscher. Texten tryckt inom ram. Saknar det extra litogr. titelbladet. Sammanbunden med: (MELLIN, Gustaf Henrik.) Oscar den förstes historia af författaren till personalier öfwer konung Carl XIV Johan. Stockholm, L:s Gust. Rylander, 1844. 8:o. Litogr. porträtt,+ 133 s. Författarnamnet med krita på titelbladet. Fläck på s. 106-107. Något nött samtida hfrbd, guldornerad och blindpräglad något blekt rygg. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Setterwall 4183 resp. 4171. Lipperheide 2700. Fint exemplar av Silfverskiölds bok om Oskar I:s kröning och om det svenska ordensväsendet. Kostymplancherna är efter teckningar av Adolf Ulric von Schützercrantz (1802-54), som 1832 även gav ut verket "Teckningar af de de svenska kongl. ordens costymerna". Delen om de svenska riddarordnarnas ursprung utkom i en utökad svensk översättning 1851. Teodor von Silfverskiöld (1803-88) var kammarherre hos drottningen och senare tjänstgörande hovmarskalk hos prinsessan Eugenie. Carl Jedvard Bonde var själv högt uppsatt ordensriddare. G. H. Mellins bok om Oskar I utkom i både norsk och tysk översättning

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        The Seven Books of Paulus Aegineta [Aegineta]. 3 Volume set

      London The Sydenham Society 1844. G : in Good condition without dust jackets Ex Royal College of Surgeons Library. Covers rubbed. Spines darkened Reprint Dark green hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xxviii, 683pp; ix, 511pp; viii, 653pp. Published 1844 - 1847.

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        American Seaman's Friend Society Membership Certificate.

      [New York]: n.d. (ca. 1844-1848); 1859.. 1 sheet. 15 3/4 x 17 inches. Matted. Hand-colored steel engraving. This copy is dated in manuscript January 1859, but work on the certificate began in 1842 and the original engraving for the certificate was created between 1844 but prior to 1849. The scene was designed by William Wade, an artist, engraver, and draftsman active in New York between 1844 and 1852 who was also the artist and engraver of a Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Albany from which this scene may have been taken. The engraver was Thomas Pollock, who settled in New York in 1840. The image is a harbor scene of lower Manhattan at what would become the site of the Manhattan Bridge, which shows disembarking sailors in the foreground with a view of Governor's Island from Manhattan on the right and the first Sailor?s Home on the East River on the left; in the middle is a ship with the word 'Temperance' on the main mast flag. The American Seaman's Friend Society was officially founded in 1828, with trustees from such port cities as Boston, Philadelphia, Charleston, and Savannah. The first general agent was Reverend Joshua Leavitt, a temperance lecturer for the American Temperance Society and a revivalist who was an anti-slavery leader and a charter member of the Liberty Party of 1840. The Sailor's Home, with accommodations for about 300 boarders, was established by the American Seaman's Friend Society at No. 190 Cherry street, in May 1842. By 1853 it had housed 36, 596. boarders. Below the image are additions in manuscript: Richard Fenney of the Congregational Society of Georgetown is made a life member for raising $70. The certificate is signed by four officers: William A. Booth, President; Rev. Israel P. Warren, Rev. Harmon Loomis, and Samuel Brown. A very good copy, small repaired marginal tear, marginal stain and toning.

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        El BUZÓN DE LA BOTICA. Publicación Seudo-Periódica, Omnibus Artístico, Literario, Comercial, Industrial, etc. Prospecto y Núms. 1 - 16.

      Imp. de Pedro Martínez, s.a. (aprox. 1844.), Santander, - 20.5x30. 1h. Ilustrado con grabados en los primeros números (el del Prospecto parece representar los redactores), y 2 litografías, 'El Litigante Montañés' y 'La Sardinera' de Ancell. 2 hojas reparadas, falta una hoja del nº 3. La mayor parte de los textos y poesías son anónimos, o vienen con pseudónimo, pero encontramos las firmas de Alejo Díaz, Camporredondo, J.J. Milanés. Además de una amplia selección de la poesía montañesa de mediados del siglo XIX, incluye artículos sobre la historia, la política y la sociología de Santander; de estos los más interesantes son 'El Litigante Montañés' y 'La Sardinera', ambos textos firmados J.L.B. Completo en estos 16 números. No encontramos ningún número de este raro periódico, excepto la colección que se halla en la Biblioteca Municipal de Santander. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. Encuadernado en holandesa tela de época. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historical Memoir of a Mission to the Court of Vienna in 1806. / by the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Adair, G. C. B. with a Selection from His Despatches

      London, Longman, Brown, Green And Longmans 1844 - Physical desc. : 4 p. L. , 532 p. 22 cm. Subject: Great Britain - Foreign relations - France. Vienna (Austria) - Description and travel. Europe - Politics, 1789-1815. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked, elaborately blind-tooled cloth. Slightest suggestion only of rubbing and dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 532 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ny Smålands beskrifning inskränkt till Wexiö stift.

      1-3 + bihang. Växjö, J. P. Lönnegren, 1844-45/ Lund, Berlingska boktryckeriet, 1846/ Jönköping, J. Sandwall, 1847. 8:o. IX,+ (blank),+ 596,+ (1); XV,+ (1),+ 597-979; (2),+ II,+ 412,+ (2); III-VI,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 172 s. Enstaka lätta småfläckar i första och andra delen, tredje med lätta lagerfläckar och enstaka understrykningar med rödkrita, bläcknotering s. 249, bihanget med liten bläckplump på nedre hörnets snitt, som något gått in i marginalen. Något nötta senare hkbd (1900-tal) med gröna titeletiketter, bihanget med främre tryckta omslag medbundet, lagat i övre hörn. Två volymer. Ur Kammararkivets bibliotek, med dess biblioteksstämplar. Setterwall 5914. Cappelin s. 114. Krok 1. Med det ofta saknade bihanget, som -trots titelbladets uppgifter- gavs ut av A. J. Rydén och innehåller uppsatserna "Bidrag till Smålands naturbeskrifning" och "Bidrag till småländska regementernas historia", enligt förordet skrivna av bl. a. J. E. Lagergren, J. Pontén, S. Rudebeck och W. Rappe. 1:a delen: Historia. 2:a: Bekrifning öfwer Kronobergs län. 3:e: Topographi: Wexiö stifts andel af Jönköpings län. Peter (eller Pehr) Wieselgren (1800-77) är annars idag kanske mest känd som nykterhetsförespråkare

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        Zoology of New-York, or the New-York Fauna; Comprising the 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 -- Part II. Birds. (Natural History of New York Series)

      Albany: Carroll and Cook 1844 - First edition. Rebound in two cloth volumes, retaining gilt bird from original binding on front board (one text, one plates). No jackets. Front & end matter of text volume foxed, spines faded. Each plate has been hand-labeled with the Latin and common names of each bird and hand-numbered on a separate tissue card, which is tipped in at the binding edge of each plate. 1844 Large Hardcover. xii, 380 pp., 141 color plates. 4to. Pages misnumbered such that no page 355/356 exists (a publisher error common to all copies). Green cloth, gilt titles. Originally published in a single volume, quite scarce, and among the most sought-after volumes of the 30-volume Natural History of New York series published between the mid- and late-19th century, desirable because of the 141 hand-colored plates from illustrations by J.W. Hill. (Ellis, Index to Publications of the New York State Natural History Survey.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Art De Construire Et De Gouverner Les Serres

      Paris: Audot, 1844. First edition. Boards. Later marbled boards with brown leather spine label printed in gilt. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 104 pages in text. Small landscape 4to, 18 1/2 x 22 1/2 cm. Twenty-one lithographic plates, one a large foldout (Greenhouse of the Botanical Garden at the University of Louvain), and containing eighty-eight individual illustrations of plats and greenhouses (design details of interior and exterior views). Some drawings to scale. Text covers construction of an orangerie, warm and cold weather greenhouses. The author was Chief gardener of the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Lovely copy, slight text age-toning, original wrappers bound-in, marbled endpapers, a few plates with toning at fore-edge not affecting images. OCLC lists three copies only.

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        Simcoe's military journal | A history of the operations of a partisan corps called the Queen's Rangers [...] during the war of the American Revolution

      New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1844. Hardcover. Fine. Ex-lib. xvii, 328pp. Quarto. Re-bound in 1/4 cloth and paper, title in gilt. New endpapers, circulation to stamp to title pages. Interior tight and clean, ten folding, full colour maps. Unsual quarto format of Simcoe's memoir, normally seen in octavo. Originally published by the author in 1787, the edition of 1844 was its first commercial printing. Simcoe commanded one of the more successful Loyalist units during the American Revolution. Simcoe and the Queen's Rangers won the Battle of Crooked Billlet. After the loss of the America, Simcoe took up the governorship of newly created Upper Canada in 1791. Among his achievements, Simcoe abolished slavery in the colony and founded what is now Toronto. Scarce in this format.

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        Travels in Southern Abyssinia, through the Country of Adal to the Kingdom of Shoa

      London: J. Madden and Co., 1844. First edition. Octavo, original cloth, 2 volumes (complete). Folding map + 2 tinted litho frontispieces. Good to very good. Hinges professionally repaired, cloth worn through at tips, crown of vol 2 chipped, marginal dampstain to first few leaves of vol. 2, previous owner's blindstamp on title-pages. No other markings, bindings sound. Rare. Only 5 auction records in the last 30 years.

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        Fullständig historik öfver högtidligheterna vid högstsalig H.M.

      konung Carl XIV Johan begrafning i Riddarholmskyrkan den 26 april 1844. En erinring för dem, som bivistat desamma, och ett minne för efterlefvande. Med en panorama öfver processionen vid den kungliga likbegängelsen, teckning af Riddarholmskyrkans inre, m.m. Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1844. Tvär smal folio. Litogr. extra titel,+ 15 s.+ lång, utvikbar litogr plansch (14x133 mm). Blåfärgning på extra titelbladet, planschen trasig i ett veck. Något nött originalklotryggsband med litograferade pärmar i blått och guld, med omslagstiteln "Carl XIV Johan likbegängelse den 26te april 1844". Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris på bakpärmens insida. Litografierna utförda av P. M. Anderson impr. Med fina vyer över Storkyrkobrinken, Riddarhustorget och Riddarholmen

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        Sevilla pintoresca o descripcion de sus mas celebres monumentos artisticos.Teniendo presentes los apuntes de Don Juan Colom y Colom y ornada con 8 o mas laminas que representan vistas de los principales edificios,dibujadas esmeradamente por los .

      Francisco Alvarez, Sevilla 1844 - holandesa ligeramente rozadacon algunas manchas del tiempo, interior bien conservado grabados. .profesores D. Joaquín Domínguez Bécquer y D. Antonio Brabo. 512 págs.

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        Milano e il suo territorio.

      coi tipi di Luigi di Giacomo Pirola,, Milano, 1844 - Due volumi di cm. 26, pp. (16) 391 (5); (4) 506 + (2) d'errata. Due frontespizi decorati, molte testatine, finalini ed iniziali xilografiche raffiguranti vedute locali, 14 belle tavole incise all'acquatinta (ciascuna protetta da velina) e due grandi carte ripiegate in fine ai due volumi (pianta di Milano disegnata da D. Manzoni ed incisa all'acquatinta da Giuseppe Cattaneo e carta geografica dei dintorni della città incisa dall'Allodi ed impressa da Artaria). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle con piccole putnte, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi romantici in oro. Un vecchio rinforzo alla pianta della città, peraltro complessivamente esemplare pulito ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, con solo poche fioriture. Prima ed unica edizione, rara, di una delle più importanti opere ottocentesche sulla storia civile e politica di Milano. L'opera fu stampata in soli 1500 esemplari; il presente esemplare è della tiratura su carta distinta recante la dedica autografa del Podestà di Milano, Casati: "Esemplare n°. 115 offerto al Sig. Zanobi Torracchi di Firenze nella Sesta Riunione degli Scienziati Italiani. Milano 10 Settembre 1844 Il Podestà Casati". Cfr. Cat. Hoepli, 787; Predari, 164; Arrigoni, 207; Lozzi, I, 2650. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1844. With Illustrations by Phiz. Octavo (209 × 130 mm). Early 20th-century tan calf by Morrell, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, green and red morocco labels, blue endpapers, French fillets, floral turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Housed in a marbled slipcase. Frontispiece, engraved title, and 37 plates by Phiz. Faint ownership signature to title. A little toning and spotting of contents. An excellent copy. First edition, first issue with the pound sign placed incorrectly in the illustration on the title page. A very handsomely bound copy.

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        TALES FROM THE GERMAN Comprising Specimens from the Most Celebrated Authors

      London: Chapman & Hall, 186 Strand C. Whiting House. 1844. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in rebound boards. A Few owner stamps some inked out, sticker removal to rear paste down. Extremely rare; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Usi e Costumi sociali, politici e religiosi di tutti i popoli del mondo da documenti autentici e dai viaggi migliori e più recenti. Traduzione riveduta dal Cavaliere Luigi Cibrario con osservazioni ed aggiunte del medesimo per ciò che concerne particolarmente la parte italiana. Asia - Oceania - Africa ed America - Europa.

      Torino, Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1844 - 1846.4 voll. in-4° (282x184mm), pp. (4), 637, (3); (4), 432; (4), 410, (2); (4), 478; legatura coeva m. pelle marrone con titolo, filetti e decori in oro su dorsi a nervetti. Piatti marmorizzati. 240 tavv. xilografiche complessive f.t. protette da velina in fine coloritura originale acquerellata, di cui 86 nella parte sull'Asia (l'indice ne cita solo 79), 36 in quella sull'Oceania (a fronte delle sole 34 indicate nel registro), 41 nella sezione sull'Africa e l'America, 77 in quella dedicata all'Europa.Timbri ottocenteschi di privato possesso ed etichette di privata biblioteca. Fioriture fisiologiche. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione italiana, riveduta e accresciuta dal traduttore, Luigi Cibrario. L'edizione originale (che era stata impressa sotto il nome di Auguste Wahlen, pseudonimo di Jean François Nicolas Loumyer) era stata stampata a Bruxelles nel 1843-'44. "Traduction italienne de l'ouvrage précédent avec les mêmes planches dont le nombre a été augmenté principalement dans le quatrième volume [il presente sull'Europa, uscito per ultimo]" (Colas). "Auguste Wahlen" (1785-1850) è lo pseudonimo di Jean François Nicolas Loumyer, scrittore ed editore belga. Cfr. (edizione in francese): Graesse, II, 321. Olschki, Choix, 15954: "Ouvrage estimé tant pour le texte quant pour les planches finement coloriée". Colas, 3042. Lipperheide, I, 62. Vinet, 2124. Quérard, III, 990. Van der Marck, Romantische boekillustratie in België, pp. 154-155. Chadenat, 1507. Ferguson, Addenda, 3760a, 3761-3.

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        The Highlands of Ethiopia. Described during eighteen months` residence of a British embassy at the Christian Court of Shoa.,

      J. Winchester, New World Press, New York, ohne Erscheinungsjahr, ca. 1844 - ORIGINALAUSGABE! Text Englisch, blind-/goldgeprägter Leinenband mit Rückentitelei, vom Buchbinder fachmännisch restauriert, Buchschnitt nicht ganz sauber, Bibliothek-Schild im inneren Buchdeckel, farbiger Frontispiz, Titelblatt mit Vignette, VII, 392 paginierte Seiten, zweispaltig gedruckt inkl.Appendix mit diversen Beiträgen zu reiseroute, Sprachen, Sitten, Religionen etc. Mit 3 ganzseitigen Stahlstichen, stockfleckenfrei, insgesamt solide und gut erhalten. --- Text English (printed on 2 columns), cloth binding with lettering on spine, frontispiece in colour, title page ( slightly soiled) with vignette, VII, 392 pages with 3 full-paged engravings, including an appendix with "route from Tajura to Ankober", scientific observations as well as an extensive calendar of the ethiopic christian church. All in all very solid and in good condition. ---- Major Sir William Cornwallis Harris (baptised 2 April 1807 - died 9 October 1848) was an English military engineer, artist and hunter. From 1841 to 1843, Harris led a British diplomatic mission from Bombay to Sahle Selassie, Negus of Shewa, at the time an autonomous district of Ethiopia, with whom they negotiated a commercial treaty. They also collected extensive scientific data during the trip. (Wikipedia) --- Nur als Paket. 14 x 22,5 Cm. 0,6 Kg. Gewicht in Gramm: 600 1st American Edition Leinen Solide, Gut [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer... Together with the Psalter

      William Pickering. 1844. Folio, [628]pp., printed throughout in red and black on Pouncey's hand-made paper, the magnificent title page is framed within a border of coats of arms of the Anglican episcopate, with large initials and ornaments engraved on wood by Mary Byfield from designs by J.A. Montague, printer's device at end, cont. vellum, gilt, expertly re-backed with original spine laid-down, leather labels. An attractive copy of this elaborate Book of Common Prayer from the press of Whittingham for Pickering. 'Printed by Whittingham and... even if the conception was Pickering's, the execution and typographic design in detail were the printer's... perhaps the crowning achievement of that great collaboration.' McLean, Victorian Book Design. p.13; Keynes p.86; Warren p. 163.

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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. (réemboitage). 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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        The HOLY BIBLE, translated from the Latin Vulgate: Diligently Compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and other Editions, in Divers Languages; The OLD TESTAMENT First published by the English College in Douay, A.D. 1609; and The NEW TESTAMENT First published

      New York: P. J. KENEDY, EXCELSIOR CATHOLIC PUBLISHING HOUSE (1844), 5 BARCLAY STREET.|~| The HOLY BIBLE, translated from the Latin Vulgate: Diligently Compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and other Editions, in Divers Languages; The OLD TESTAMENT First published by the English College in Douay, A.D. 1609; and The NEW TESTAMENT First published by the English College, at Rheims, a.d. 1582. With Annotations, References and An Historical and Chronological Index. From the Last London and Dublin Editions. The whole revised and diligently compared with the Latin Vulgate. Published with approbation of the Most Reverend John Hughes Archbishop of New York Given at the Episcopal residence this 27th of January, 1844. Hardly discernable hints of wear to the corners. No more imperfections or wear detected. DimGray cloth with Gilt Gross in front and title on the spine. Also elaborate embossed decoration all over boards and spine. Frontispiece with ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL in NEW YORK and Facsimile of Approbation by Most Rev. JOHN HUGHES got 1.0"x3.0" pale stain in the right margin area. Voume iclean unmarked throughout, Family Pages still unused. Strong unshaken binding, excellent hinges. 968 pages. 9.6"x6.4"x1.6". ab44272. For International and/or Expedited shipping contact seller.

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        ANNEXATION, OR SPORT FOR GROWN CHILDREN [caption title]

      [Np]: Seatsfield, del., [ca. 1844].. Lithograph, 13 x 15 3/4 inches. Lightly tanned. Pencil marks and tape remnants on verso. A couple small repaired edge tears. About very good. A rare American political print, satirizing the men in favor of annexing Texas to the United States in 1844. The image shows a group of men trailing two dogs, named "Santa Anna" and "J. Bull" who are chasing a third dog, named "Jonathan." That third dog is dragging a "Treaty Between the United States and Mexico" and pulling behind its tail a kettle marked "Texas." Among the men commenting on the scene are John Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Martin Van Buren and a top hat wearing character representing England (i.e. "John Bull"). Jackson proclaims that "there's as much fun in this, as in scalping Indians" while Van Buren, crouching behind bushes, says "I have not my cue to speak yet, in the mean time I'll keep dark, and watch how the -- dog jumps." Polk, the Democratic nominee for President in 1844 and a strong advocate of annexation doffs his hat and says "Hurra! Well, if they don't elect me President for this, I'll never do another good-natured thing as long as I live." The John Bull character proclaims that he is undecided as to whether he to "jump over the fence and join the sport; or stay here and cry shame!" Not in Reilly's catalogue of political prints in the Library of Congress. OCLC locates only a single copy, at the American Antiquarian Society, and we also locate two copies at the Beinecke Library at Yale. WEITENKAMPF, p. 76. OCLC 191119742.

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        Whitefriars; Or, The Days Of Charles the second

      An historical romance. In three volumes. [Epigraph and volume number] London: Henry Colburn, publisher, Great Marlborough-street, 1844. 3 Vols, post 8vo; half-titles not called for; pp.[iv]+323+[i (blank)]; [ii]+339+[i (blank)]; [ii]+334; Victorian quarter vellum, black lettering-pieces, bronze pebble-grain cloth sides; t.e.g., others uncut. Vellum darkened and foxed, and one lettering-piece lacking; poor quality paper showing some very light embrowning, and one blank upper margin with short tear; a very few scattered small marks or fox-spots; a very nice copy nonetheless. Emma Robinson’s first book, and a very scarce title indeed in the first printing, as here. Allowing for a label leaf, the book as here presented makes an exact number of sheets. Sadleir had to be content with a third printing (and a slightly differing collation), whilst Wolff did not find a copy at all; COPAC records copies only at the British Library, Oxford, the National Library of Scotland, and Glasgow. The title-page to volume one in this copy has the ‘m’ of ‘form’ lacking in the first line of the epigraph. It is present in the other volumes. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        THE COMPLETE ANGLER. 4th Edition, ** lovely leather binding ** superb **

      UK. D.Bogue 1844 - Hardcover, or the Contemplative man's recreation. Full Leather binding, very nice gilt decor especially to the spine, see photo's on ABE, all pages edges gilt. 4th edition, edited by John Major. 12 plates plus engraving in wood in the text, book has 2 parts, 418 pages. neat previous owners inscription on inner endpaper, the odd small mark to pages, the book was bound by J.Wright. a superb copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANUSCRITO SÉC. XVIII - DIREITO PÚBLICO ? PROJECTO DE REFORMA DA RAINHA D. MARIA I.

      - MELO FREIRE, Pascoal José e António Pereira de Almeida. Projecto Do Novo Codigo de Portugal Reformado. A Ord. Livro 2º. Por Paschoal Joze de Mello Freire Professor de Dir[eito] Portuguez na Un[iversidade] de Coimbra, e promovido a Dez[embargador] dos Aggr[avos] da Caza da Supp[licação] e Deputado da Real Junta do Novo Codigo. Da P[ágina] 234 por diante escripto por quem fez esta Nota, e a q[uem] pertence este Livro O Dr. Antonio Pereira d?Almeida. S/L [Coimbra]. S/d [178?]. De 22x15 cm. Com 387 fólios numerados (ditas páginas pelos autores). Encadernação da época, cansada, com lombada e cantos em pele. Encadernação precisa de ser restaurada com o papel decorativo em falta em ambas as pastas. Manuscrito redigido a duas mãos com caligrafias firmes, regulares e perfeitamente legíveis. Obra de recolha, organização e comentário doutrinal às leis do direito público administrativo e obrigações reais. Com 375 fólios redigidos em frente e verso (totalizando 750 páginas manuscritas sequencialmente por 2 autores/escribas). Inocêncio redigiu sobre o autor uma das mais extensas e abonatórias bio-bibliografias conhecidas, da qual recolhemos o seguinte texto, porém não refere esta obra publicada póstuma em 1844; «O novo codigo do direito publico de Portugal, com as provas. 1ª edição. Coimbra : Imprensa da Universidade, 1844. Com vii, 439 p.» Referências: BNP S.C.82V, UCP SARD1388. Inocêncio VI, 350 e XVII, 142: ?Paschoal José de Mello Freire dos Reis [1738-1798], do Conselho de S. M. a Rainha D. Maria I, Desembargador da Casa da Suplicação, Doutor e Lente jubilado da faculdade de Leis da Universidade de Coimbra, Cónego doutoral nas Sés da Guarda, Faro e Braga, Deputado da Mesa da Comissão geral sobre o exame e censura dos livros, Deputado da Junta da Bula da Cruzada, da Casa do Infantado, e do Conselho geral do Santo Oficio, Provisor do Grão Priorado do Crato, e Deputado da Assembleia da Ordem de Malta, Socio efectivo da Academia Real das Ciências de Lisboa, etc. - Nasceu em Ancião, pequena vila ou povoação distante seis léguas de Coimbra, em 1738, e morreu em Lisboa em 1798. - Foi sepultado o seu cadaver na ermida de Santa Rosa de Lima, que servia de igreja paroquial da freguesia de S. Jorge de Lisboa, em sepultura própria, e com inscrição mandada gravar por seu sobrinho Francisco Freire de Mello. Para a sua biografia vej. o Elogio Historico, recitado na Academia das Ciências por Stockler em 1799. O sr. dr. Jayme Constantino Moniz prepara[va] para o prelo um amplíssimo estudo sobre a vida e escritos do egrégio jurisconsulto, obra de longas e acuradas investigações, enriquecida de documentos inéditos, e destinada a realçar entre naturais e estranhos a merecida fama. « Portugal viu pela primeira vez a sua vasta e complicada legislação reduzida a um sistema científico, breve e inteligível. Cinco pequenos volumes de quarto, onde resplandecem igualmente a critica, a filosofia, e a vastíssima erudição de seu autor, contém essencialmente tudo quanto se acha compreendido no amplíssimo corpo das nossas Ordenações, e na copiosíssima colecção de nossas leis extravagantes: e encerram além disso uma grande parte dos princípios mais sãos da jurisprudência universal, que a perspicácia dos espíritos mais capazes de remontar à primitiva origem dos deveres dos homens, e aos verdadeiros princípios das sociedades civis, soube derivar destas puríssimas fontes, em benefício da humanidade. Esta obra, especialmente a parte que trata da nossa legislação criminal, constitui um monumento indelével, que levará até a mais remota posteridade o nome de seu autor, e fará que ele seja contado pelos vindouros no pequeno número dos jurisconsultos filósofos, que ousaram aclarar a legislação da sua pátria, sem sacrificar os direitos de todos os homens ao temor de incorrer no desagrado de alguns.» (Stockler, no Elogio citado.) Tendo sido estas obras adoptadas (já depois da morte do autor) para servirem de compêndio nas lições da cadeira de Direito pátrio do curso jurídico da Un

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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's classic biography of Samuel Johnson with two volumes of Johnsoniana and "upwards of fifty engraved illustrations.

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

      Discovery of DNAMiescher, 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.First Edition. One of the earliest significant contributions to the field that would eventually be called molecular biology. "Miescher'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 'nucleins,' as he called them, were as important a center of metabolic activity as the proteins" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Miescher'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. 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'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.

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        FABBRICHE E DISEGNI. Illustrate dal Cav. Giulio suo figlio. Opera dedicata a Sua Altezza Imperiale il Gran Duca Ereditario delle Russie.

      F.lli Negretti 1844 In folio (mm. 465x325), mz. pelle coeva, tit. oro al dorso, pp. (4),32,(2), molto ben illustrato da 66 tavv. inc. in rame (tutte dettagliatam. descritte), tratte dai suoi disegni originali. Vi figurano: il teatro dell?Hermitage - il maneggio delle Guardie a cavallo e la Banca Imperiale a Pietroburgo - l?Osservatorio Astronomico - Progetti vari di ponti, di un teatro e di caffeaus - Chiesa dei Riformati inglesi, ecc. E? questa la più importante opera monografica sul grande architetto bergamasco (1744-1817), realizzata dal figlio dopo la sua morte. La prima edizione, pubblicata a Milano nel 1821, venne poi ristampata nel 1843 ed ampliata nel 1844. In quest?ultima ediz., infatti, il figlio Giulio fece pubblicare 18 nuovi progetti o realizzazioni, che costituiscono la seconda parte dell?opera. Recatosi in Russia nel 1779, il Quarenghi era diventato l?architetto di Caterina II. San Pietroburgo in particolare è segnato dallo stile di ispirazione palladiana, che l?architetto adottò per i suoi progetti e che ancor oggi caratterizzano il profilo neoclassico della città, considerata la più europea di tutta la Russia. Cfr. Berlin Katalog,2776 e Millard Collection,108 che citano la prima del 1821. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        VIEWS OF THE REMAINS OF ANCIENT BUILDINGS IN ROME, AND ITS VICINITY. With a descriptive and historical account of each subject.

      Taylor 1844 In folio (mm. 410x310), mz. pelle coeva (restaur.), tagli dorati, 2 cc.nn. (frontespizio e introduzione), 26 magnifiche vedute finemente colorate a mano, inc. in rame da Dubourg con la tecnica dell?acquatinta, dettagliatamente descritte in 16 cc.nn. Splendida raccolta (pubblicata la prima volta nel 1820) che comprende vedute di antichi monumenti di Roma fra cui: la Grotta di Egeria, i templi di Vesta, della Fortuna Virile, di ?Janus Quadrifrons?, di Bacco, di Minerva, la tomba di Cecilia Metella, il ponte Lucano, il Colosseo, l'arco di Tito, l'arco di Costantino, il tempio di ?Jupiter Tonans?, la colonna di Traiano, la tomba di Adriano con S. Pietro e Castel Sant?Angelo sullo sfondo, la piramide di Caius Cestius, l?arco trionfale di Settimio Severo, il tempio di Pallas, l?acquedotto Claudiano, i bagni di Diocleziano. Cfr. Benezit,IV,770: ?M. Dubourg (XIX siècle), britannique. Peintre et graveur au pointillé. Il publia en 1820 une série de planches à l?acquatinte sous le titre "Vues de restes des constructions antiques de Rome."?. Una c. di testo con alone, altrimenti bell?esemplare ben conservato.

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        L Univers. Histoire et descriptions de tous les peuples Espagne. Iles Baleares et Pityuses. Sardaigne. Corse. 2 Volúmenes

      Firmin Didot, Paris 1844 - holandesa época bien conservada 106 grabados, mapas plegados. . 1123 págs.

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        Remains of the Temple of Jove Olympus. "Avanzi del Tempio di Giove Olympico

      Greece: Rome Unknown. 1844. Copper engraving of the Olympieion, Temple of Olympian Zeus by Andrea Gasperini. Black & white; verso blank. Dedication to "Signor Alessandro Cipriani di Livorno, amatore e dislinto cultore di belle arti" with the artist's sincere friendship and gratiude. A rare engraving, as far as we can determine it was seperately issued, ie never bound as a book with the others of the series. The large view shows the temple from an unusual angle with the hill of Lycabettus behind, across open fields. There are no houses, but a few tents of those who have come to celebrate at the temple. In the foreground a group of women dance whist others look on, we see other groups dancing in the background. Good dark impression; some spotting within image; minor chips to edge of lower blank margin. Andrea Gasparini, produced a series of engravings of Monuments of Athens, all dedicated to Alessandro Cipriani of Livorno, little is known about the artist or why Sig. Cipriani was interested in the views. The engravings are interesting for what they show of life in Greece after the fall of the Ottomans; whilst showing the monuments they also show life in Athens as a Greek town. In a number of the views Gasparini shows festivals or celebrations taking place at the sites.; they also reveal how small the 'city' was . Athens was chosen as the Greek capital for historical and sentimental reasons, not because it was a large city: there are few buildings in Athens from the period of Byzantine Empire and the 18th century. At the time these views were published new buildings were being erected : the University of Athens (1837), the Royal Palace (now the Greek Parliament Building) (1843), the National Garden of Athens (1840), the National Library of Greece (1842) but it is clear from the views that Athens was a small town.at the time of their drawing. Greece Continental Greece Athens Zeus Olympus Olympieion

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        Die Männlichen und weiblichen Wollustorgane des Menschen und einiger Säugethiere in Anatomisch-physiologischer Beziehung

      Freiburg i. Br., Emmerling 1844 - In-folio cartonnage moderne, titre de chagrin grenat gravé, plats de couverture conservés, 61-[3] pp. et 5 planches hors-texte gravées. Une petite mouillure, légère dans la marge supérieur au coin gauche des planches. La planche V a subie d'adroites réparations sur les bords. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE IMPERIAL FAMILY BIBLE Containing the Old & New Testaments according to the Authorised Version, with Notes, Original and Selected, references, readings, chronological tables and indexes. Illustrated by a Superb Series of Engravings from the most admired productions of ancient and modern art

      Blackie & Son 1844. . Complete in 1 vol. Thick folio. xxiv + [iv] + 1358pp. Engraved frontiss., vignette t.ps., 34 engraved plates from eminent artists including John Martin, Nicholas Poussin etc. [without Family Register at end of Old Testament]. Some light marginal browning and occasional thumbing, several leaves sl. chipped and repaired, occasional sl. waterstaining at edges of a couple of plates, marbled e.ps., inner gilt dentelles, tail of hinges very sl. tender, gilt filleted edges, full morocco with wide dec. gilt border to both boards, some minor rubbing to extremities, lower board lightly scratched, sl. rubbed gilt filleted raised bands dec. gilt compartments and gilt title to spine, a.e.g. A sought after lavish version of the Holy Bible with engravings from eminent artists. Additional postage may be necessary. US$640

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        First Report of the Commissioners Appionted by Her Majesty to Enquiry into and Consider the Most Effectual Means of Improving the Metropolis

      London: By Order of the House of Commons , 1844. Collation,261 pages, 60 folding, mostly coloured plates. (lacking 2 plates) Book measures 13 x 8 1/2 inches.Bound in period half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines. Binding rubbed on edges, also along hinge joints, boards still firmly attached. Binding in good condition. Internally, occasional spotting to illustrations. Pages and plates in good clean condition throughout.A nice copy of a rare book. . First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Small Folio.

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        A Winter in Italy. In a Series of Letters to a Friend (2 Vols Complete)

      Henry Colburn, London 1844 - Both volumes in green cloth, decorative blind tooling, corners a little bumped. Spines have title in gilt, edges bumped and chipped. Internally, yellow endpapers, Vol 1 has an ink dedication from the author to ffep, Volume 1, [4], 323 pp, [1], very light random foxing to first and last few pages. Volume 2, [4], 314 pp, printed by GJ Palmer, Savoy Street, Strand, London, again very light random foxing to first and last few pages. Very rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        "A great country's little wars or, England, Affghanistan,[sic] and Sinde : being a sketch, with reference to their morality and policy, of recent transactions on the north-western frontier of India / by Henry Lushington"

      London : J. W. Parker, 1844. 1st Edition. "Physical desc.: [4],303p ; 20cm : ; maps (1 fold.). Subject: Great Britain - Foreign relations - Afghanistan. Eastern question (Central Asia). Sind (India) - History - 19th century. Afghan Wars." "Minor library marks remain internally. Very good copy in the original calf-backed marble boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with raised bands and the title blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong."

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        Spermophilus Douglassi (Douglasse's Spermophile) [Plate 49]

      Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1844. unbound. very good. Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 21.75" x 27". From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". Minor overall wear and some chipping and tears to edges. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        MONUMENTS DE L'HISTOIRE DE NEUCHÂTEL. Publiés par les ordres et aux frais de sa Majesté Frédéric-Guillaume IV, roi de Prusse, prince souverain de Neuchâtel et Valangin.

      - Neuchâtel, James Attinger, 1844-1848, 26x39, deux volumes. Reliure en demi basane à coins. Dos à 5 nerfs. Pièce de titre rouge et pièce de tomaison noire. Tranches rouges. Tiré à 350 exemplaires. Relié avec un supplément, les tables, et une page d'errata. Ouvrage magistral. Textes en Latin, Ancien Français, Allemand et Français. Quelques accrocs sans gravités, sinon ouvrages solides et papier magnifique. La Librairie de l'Univers offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1300 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lady Julia Cornwallis Sheet Music Album

      London.: Chappell, D'Almaine, Jullien, et al.. 1840s thru 1850s.. Three-quarter leather bound volume, 13 x 10 inches, containing more than two dozen individual pieces of sheet music dating from the 1840s and 1850s. The corners of the volume are bumped; there is a 1 inch loss at bottom of leather spine; text block firmly bound. A paste-down leather label on the marble-papered front cover of the book is inscribed in gold lettering with the owner's name: Lady Julia Cornwallis. The volume contains many attractive color-lithographed covers (likely augmented with hand-coloring); a good many of these stunning covers are the work of the prolific John Brandard and were printed by the renowned firm M. & N. Hanhart. Several of the covers reflect time-toning or modest staining, but the contents, overall, are in excellent condition. This is a fine collection of mid-nineteenth century music and the attendant lithographed cover art. The volume would make an excellent addition to a library with a British sheet music emphasis. The collection of British sheet music gathered by Lady Julia Cornwallis (2 July 1844 to 1 September 1883) is an especially fine assemblage of mid-nineteenth century popular music. The composer most frequently represented in the volume is Charles D'Albert with nine titles (including the Galop celebrating the clipper ship Schomberg, in 1855 the largest vessel ever built in the UK); other composers include Louis D'Egville, Louis Jullien (the Cricket Polka and the Chimes Quadrille, both referencing works by Charles Dickens), Camille Schubert, and all six of J. T. Stone's Assortimens Quadrilles Nationales—not often seen as a complete collection. Cover art by John Brandard is found on nine different titles. The album contains eleven full-color illustrated covers; one multi-color text only cover; two black and sepia-tone covers; three black and white pictorial covers; eleven black and white text-only covers (including the six J. T. Stone compositions). Several of the covers bear the signature of Lady Cornwallis and are dated 1858. A complete list of the sheet music in the album can be had by contacting oldimprints.com. .

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