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        Canales de riego de Cataluña y reino de Valencia. Leyes y costumbres que los rigen. Reglamentos y ordenanzas de sus principales acequias.

      - Dos tomos. Valencia, Benito Monfort, 1844. Traducc. Juan Fiol. Obra publicada y adicionada por la Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País. 21x13 cm. VIII+538 y 612 p. 5 mapas desplegables y 5 planas. Holandesa-piel, puntas, tejuelo, nervios, dorados y guardas pintadas (Cañizares). 1ª edición en español.

      [Bookseller: Libros El Trovador]
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        La Geografía Pintoresca, Según Los Novísimos Descubrimientos, . e Investigaciones. Obra Adornada Con Magníficas Láminas En Acero, Que Representan Ciudades y Hermosos Mapas.

      Verdaguer- Razola, Madrid - Barcelona 1844 - 3 tomos en 1 vol. magníficamente ilustrado con 58 láminas y 3 mapas. Grabados originales al acero de vistas de ciudades. Muy bella obra. 238- 258 y 73 págs. más 12 láminas al fin con varias figuras en cada una. Muy buen ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel, muy decorada con grabado en seco en las tapas, y la lomera en oro. Cortes jaspeados. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Interior of the Theatre of Herodes Atticus. " Interno del Theatro di Erode Attico o Bacco

      Greece: Rome Unknown. 1844. Copper engraving of the Herodeion or Theatre of Herodes Atticus 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 interior of the Roman theatre built by Herodes Atticus in 174AD. Abandoned and grown over by vegetation; a place to bring cows to graze. In the foreground carved fragments of the building; in the background can be seen the monument of Phillpappos. Good dark impression; some spotting within image; tear to upper margin, repaired; lower right corner torn with loss of blank margib. 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 the time of their drawing. Greece Continental Greece Athens Herodeion Theatre of Herodes Atticus

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        Autograph poem 'Springer' ('The Knight'), signed and dated at Zurich, 1845, 2 pages 8vo (one small split at the end of a fold).

      - Six four-line stanzas. Kein besser Schachbrett, als die Welt:zur Limmat rück ich von der Schelde!Ihr sprengt mich wohl von Feld zu Feld,doch schlagt ihr mich nicht aus dem Felde! So ist es eben in dem Schachder Freien wider die Despoten:Zug über Zug und Schlag auf Schlag,und Ruh' wird keine nicht geboten! Mir ist, als müßt ich auch von hierden Stab noch in die Weite setzen;als würden auch aus Tell's Revierdie Launen dieses Spiels mich hetzen! . Von Dorf zu Dorf, von Stadt zu Stadt,von Land zu Land - mich schiert es wenig!Kein Zug des Schicksals setzt mich matt -Matt werden kann ja nur der König!Having left Germany in 1844 because of political persecution, Freiligrath lived in Belgium, Switzerland and England, returning to Germany after the revolution of 1848. This poem, using the imagery of the pieces on a chess board, and with its defiant final line 'Only the King can be checkmated!') is typical of the outspoken verses which led in 1848 to his arrest and trial for sedition (he was however acquitted).

      [Bookseller: John Wilson Manuscripts Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        Original Double-Column Playbill featuring MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT

      1844. London: Theatre Royal Lyceum, Thursday July 18th, [1844]. Approximately 20 by 20 inches unfolded (folded in half vertically). Original printed tissue-like paper. This was the first production, by the playwright Edward Stirling, of MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT -- having opened on 8 July 1844 at the Lyceum in London (under the management of Mrs. Keeley) and running for "at least 105 performances" into the Spring of 1845. As Bolton (in his listing #1 for this Dickens title) notes,~This version had Dickens's permission. Mrs. Keeley managed the Lyceum, which she had rescued from being a circus house and "American Amphitheatre" in the previous year. The Keeleys asked Dickens for a preface, which he declined to provide though he offered to assist at rehearsals.~This is a very early playbill -- as it promotes the production of "this evening, Thursday July 18th" as well as the following two evenings -- just ten days after opening night. It is also a very large and comprehensive playbill -- double-size (folded down the middle), with MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT occupying the entire 10-inch by 20-inch left side. The middle of that side bears a lengthy listing of the players and their characters (under the title, which is written in rustic tree-branch capitals). The bottom third lists all of the scenes -- six in Act I, seven in Act II, and five in Act III.~The other side of the playbill, in addition to advertising "Aladdin; or the Wonderful Lamp" among other productions, proclaims that "On Friday Evening... Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Mechlenbergh Strelitz... will honour the Theatre with their presence." In 1844 the Duke of Cambridge was Adolphus (son of King George III and Charlotte of Mechlenbergh-Strelitz), and the Duchess was the former Princess Augusta of Hesse-Cassel; the Grand Duke of Mechlenbergh-Strelitz was George, and the Grand Duchess was the former Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt; the prior year had seen the marriage of the two couples' children, Princess Augusta of Cambridge and Friedrich Wilhelm of Mechlenbergh-Strelitz.~The playbill does have some edge-wear (and is partly separated along the vertical fold), plus there is one 2-3-inch tear at the bottom of the Chuzzlewit side (nothing missing though). We seldom see such large, delicate pieces of ephemera survive any better. (Note: July 18th was indeed a Thursday in 1844; it would not be so again until 1850.) Bolton Chuzzlewit #1.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Traite elementaire de paleontologie ou histoire naturelle des animaux fossiles consideres dans leurs rapports zoologiques et geologiques.

      Subject: (Paleontologia). Gen?ve, 1844/45, tre vol. in-8vo m.pelle con ang. rinforzati, pp. XVII-368 con 18 tav. lit. + XII-401 con 20 tav. lit. e XI-470 con 15 tav. lit.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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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. Large Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Hill, J.W.. 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...)

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        Babrii Fabulae Iambicae CXXIII iussu Summi Educationis Publicae administratoris Abeli Villemain viri excell. nunc primum editae Ioh. Fr. Boissonade Litt. Gr. Pr. recensuit latine convertit annotavit.

      Apud Firmin Didot 1844 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-chagrin bordeaux, dos à 4 nerfs dorés, Apud Firmin Didot, Parisiis [ Paris ], 1844, xii-269 pp. Rappel du titre : Babrii Fabulae Iambicae CXXIII iussu Summi Educationis Publicae administratoris Abeli Villemain viri excell. nunc primum editae Ioh. Fr. Boissonade Litt. Gr. Pr. recensuit latine convertit annotavit. Bon état (coupes noircies en plat, dos passé, qq. rouss.) pour cette rare édition princeps publiée par Boissonade sur le manuscrit découvert par Mynas au Mont Athos en 1843, et dédiée à Villemain. Texte grec avec traduction latine en regard, notes en latin Langue: Grec [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Die Versteinerungen des Steinkohlengebirges von Wettin und Lobeljun im Saalkreise.

      Subject: (Palentologia- Flora fossile). (Halle, 1844) folio mezza tela, tav. litografiche, I/XL

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      London: F. Catherwood, 1844. - [2],24pp. plus chromolithographed title by Owen Jones printed in red, blue, and gold; lithographic map printed in red and black; and twenty-five tinted lithographic plates after Catherwood. Folio. Publisher's half green morocco and moiré cloth boards, titled in gilt "Catherwood's Views / in Central America / Chiapas and Yucatan" at center of upper cover, titled in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers. Very good. "In the whole range of literature on the Maya there has never appeared a more magnificent work" - Von Hagen. This beautiful and rare plate book was printed in an edition of 300 copies. It is seldom found in presentable condition, and it is one of the first and primary visual records of the rediscovery of Mayan civilization. Until the publication of the work of Alfred Maudslay at the turn of the century, this was the greatest record of Mayan iconography. Frederick Catherwood was a British architect and artist with a strong interest in archaeology. These combined talents led him to accompany the American traveller and explorer, John Lloyd Stephens, on two trips to the Mayan region of southern Mexico in 1839 and 1841. These explorations resulted in Stephens' two famous works, INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN CENTRAL AMERICA, CHIAPAS, AND YUCATAN and INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN YUCATAN. These immensely popular works, foundation stones in Mayan studies, were both illustrated by Catherwood and inspired him to undertake the larger portfolio. Catherwood's VIEWS was produced in London, although issued with both London and New York titlepages. Catherwood recruited some of the most distinguished lithographers in London to translate his originals onto stone: Andrew Picken, Henry Warren, William Parrott, John C. Bourne, Thomas Shotter Boys, and George Belton Moore. The beautiful titlepage was executed by Owen Jones. Three hundred sets were produced, most of them tinted, as in the present copy (there is a colored issue on card stock, which is exceedingly rare). The views depict monuments and buildings at Copan, Palenque, Uxmal, Las Monjas, Chichen Itza, Tulum, and several scattered sights. The work of Stephens and Catherwood received great praise, but neither lived to enjoy it long. Stephens died in 1852 of malaria contracted in Colombia, and Catherwood went down on a steamship in the North Atlantic in 1854. "Catherwood belongs to a species, the artist- archaeologist, which is all but extinct. Piranesi was the most celebrated specimen and Catherwood his not unworthy successor" - Aldous Huxley. Not in Abbey. PALAU 50290. SABIN 11520. TOOLEY 133 (gives a lit of the plates). Von Hagen, SEARCH FOR THE MAYA, pp.320-24. GROCE & WALLACE, p.115. HILL 263 (ref).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan

      - London: F. Catherwood, 1844. Folio. (21 1/8 14 1/8 inches). Chromolithographed title by Owen Jones printed in red, blue, and gold, 1 lithographic map printed in red and black, 25 tinted lithographic plates after Catherwood. Publisher's green morocco-backed moiré cloth-covered boards, titled in gilt 'Catherwood's Views / in Central America / Chiapas and Yucatan' on upper cover, flat spine titled in gilt, yellow endpapers. "In the whole range of literature on the Maya there has never appeared a more magnificent work" (Von Hagen). This beautiful and rare plate book was printed in an edition of 300 copies. It is seldom found in presentable condition, and is one of the first and primary visual records of the rediscovery of Mayan civilization. Until the publication of the work of Alfred Maudslay at the turn of the century, this was the greatest record of Mayan iconography. Frederick Catherwood was a British architect and artist with a strong interest in archaeology. These combined talents led him to accompany the American traveller and explorer, John Lloyd Stephens, on two trips to the Mayan region of southern Mexico in 1839 and 1841. These explorations resulted in Stephens' two famous works, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan and Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. These immensely popular works, foundation stones in Mayan studies, were both illustrated by Catherwood and inspired him to undertake the larger portfolio. The Views was produced in London, although issued with both London and New York titlepages. Catherwood recruited some of the most distinguished lithographers in London to translate his originals onto stone: Andrew Picken, Henry Warren, William Parrott, John C. Bourne, Thomas Shotter Boys, and George Belton Moore. The beautiful titlepage was executed by Owen Jones. Three hundred sets were produced, most of them tinted, as in the present copy (there is a coloured issue on card stock, which is exceedingly rare). The views depict monuments and buildings at Copan, Palenque, Uxmal, Las Monjas, Chichen Itza, Tulum, and several scattered sights. The work of Stephens and Catherwood received great praise, but neither lived to enjoy it long. Stephens died in 1852 of malaria contracted in Colombia, and Catherwood went down on a steamship in the North Atlantic in 1854. "Catherwood belongs to a species, the artist- archaeologist, which is all but extinct. Piranesi was the most celebrated specimen and Catherwood his not unworthy successor" (Aldous Huxley). Sabin 11520; Tooley (1954) 133 (gives a list of the plates); Von Hagen, Search for the Maya, pp. 320-24; Palau 50290; Groce & Wallace, p.115; cf. Hill 263. Not in Abbey. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare (15 Volumes)

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1844. As. Three Quarter Leather. Very Good. An early edition created using Malone's 1821 text. Frontispiece portrait engraved by Freeman, 170 illustrations throughout by the following artists and engraved by Starling: Romney, Banks, Hamilton, Fuseli, Smirke, Wright, Kauffman, Peters, Durno, Kirk, Wheatley, Rigaud, Reynolds, Hodges, Ramberg, Downman, West, Ibbetson, Opie, Northcote, Westall, Porter, Brown, Farrington, Boydell, Miller, Stothard, Woodforde, H. Tresham, Hoppner, Barry, Graham, Romanelli, and Domenichino. 16mo. Very dark green leather spines and corners, four raised bands to spine with gold titling in two compartments, marbled paper insets on front and rear boards. Light chipping and wear to each volume, small losses of color along front and rear hinge of each volume. Head of Volume I has a small chip at the top edge. Light age toning to endpapers, previous owner, "Hopkins" bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. All edges gilt.

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        EL LABERINTO, Periodico Universal. TOMO PRIMERO,1844, Adornado Con 560 Grabados En Madera, y TOMO SEGUNDO y Ultimo, 1845, Adornado Con 429 Grabados En Madera. OBRA COMPLETA

      Ignacio Boix, Editor Propietario, Madrd 1844 - Biografía-Historia-Crítica literaria-Poesía-Novela-Costumbres-Artes-Viajes-Música-Modas-Sucesos contemporáneos-tanto nacionales como extranjeros. Tomo primero,534 pags y Tomo segundo, 594 pags., tiene esta obra alguna pequeña tara, como las que relato a continuacion: roto, pero entero, en la hoja de presentacion, falta de 3cmc. de la parte baja de la pag. 69/70, del tomo primero, , falta de un trocito del indice del susodicho tomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        Poems, now first collected; & Walks in the Country.

      London: Edward Moxon, 1839 & 1844 - Two volumes, octavo (165 × 101 mm). Bound for presentation in fine contemproary full calf, spines elaborately gilt tooled in compartments with a red morocco title label to each, sides panelled in gilt with double gilt ruled border, gilt-rolled board edges, marbled endpapers and edges. Covers somewhat marked and rubbed but still thoroughly attractive, internally fresh, both volumes sound and in very good condition. First editions, first impressions, of two collections of Lord Leigh's poems. The title page of the first work bears Leigh's presentation inscription, "Mrs Palliser's with the author's compliments". Lord Leigh (1791-1850) was a landed yet liberal poet, whose work was "much prized by the scholarly few", his "early verse is mildly libertine, the later mildly pious. The principal work is a sequence of verse epistles addressed 'to a friend in town' [present in the first work here] arguing liberal positions on the aesthetic and economic questions of the day. Byron was ever the point of departure; Chandos Leigh thought and lived as a more civilised Byron might have done." (ODNB) Leigh was in fact a friend of Byron from his schooldays (and was one of the last people to see him on English soil, dining with him on the evening before Byron left England for Europe in April 1816), as well as being a close friend of Leigh Hunt, and also a cousin of Jane Austen. Copies of Lord Leigh's poems are very scarce in commerce; we know of only one copy of the collected Poems (inscribed to Fanny Kemble), and only one copy of Walks in the Country ever recorded at auction. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Svenska folksagor och äfventyr I.

      Efter muntlig öfverlemning samlade och utgifna. Första delen. Först - andra häftet. Stockholm, på A. Bohlins Förlag. Första häftet Stockholm, tryckt hos L. J. Hjerta 1844. Andra häftet Stockholm, tryckt hos Joh. Beckman 1849. Allt som utkom. (8),276;(2)277-499,(1 blank) s. Originalklotband med marmorerade snitt, blekt gulddekorerad rygg, pärmar med blindpressad ram. Delvis med smal fuktrand i yttre marginaler, troligen från marmoreringsvätskan. 21 x 13,5 cm

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      Cambridge City, Wayne CO: D. K. Winder, Printer.. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1844. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 64 pages; An Emigrant to the West. Published for the Benefit of Youth: By a Lover of the Studious. Thin 12mo 6 1/8 by 4 1/2 inches. [errata leaf], [glossary leaf], [title leaf], [III]-VII, [i], [9]-64pp. Quarter blue cloth and paper-covered boards. Wear to surface and edges of covers. Dampstained, foxed, fep worn with owner’s penciling, old inkstains to rep, old ink scribbling to ffep. A humorous little book that misapplies and fabricates words. For instance, in a letter from Aquaticville July 30th, 1842, “One day the solar sphere had culminated, being much defatigued from continuous insolation, I gave way to a recubation under an umbrageous tree continguous to the went, for the purpose of exercising my mandibles and masticators upon the contents of my viaticum…Soon as my ophalmic organs had undergone entire patefaction, I realized nubiferous gales in operation… The streams assumed ampliations that might be called a local cataclysm. Aqueous dominations prevailed on earth; igneous puissance predominated in the nubiferous regions and a resistless ventosity maintained awful boations in the atmosphere. ” –pp12-13. Quite a scarce little tome of interest to philologists, collectors of both Juvenile and early Western USA materialas well as textbooks. Will always hold its own as one of the most curious books in the field of American textbooks. W/C locates but 17 copies in collections. 15.7cm tall. 1st issue. Walker 385 who got her entry from Wilberforce Eames. The 1850 second edition of this strange work, with its endless Rabelaisian sequences of archaic words. He young tykes are encouraged to cultivate their little pates with such stupefying jawbreakers as “cynogetics, ” “funambulist, ” “thrasonically, ” and “xeraphthalmy. " The second edition was published in Cincinnati, 1850- that edition is substantially different from the first; having undergone thorough revision. Binding solid. ; 0 .

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        Philosophiske Smuler

      eller En Smule Philosophi. Aff Johannes Climacus. 1. udgave. Kbhvn. 1844. 164 s. Ubeskåret heftet eksemplar, ryggen slidt. Navn på titelblad.1st edition. Uncut copy in publisher's cover, spine marked of use. Name on titlepage.. Himmelstrup 62

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      1844. With Illustrations by Phiz. New-York: published by Harper & Brothers, 1844. Bound in contemporary flagstone-patterned mauve cloth with spine printed and decorated in gilt. Very early American edition -- being Harper's seven serial parts (complete) bound up in contemporary cloth. MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT in Harper's seven actual wrappered parts is now exceedingly rare -- according to a Harper employee "the sale of the work in numbers was chiefly by newsboys on the street." These are the serial part leaves -- with stab-holes evident -- bound up (without wrappers) in contemporary 1840s-style cloth. ~Included are the fourteen plates, as they appeared in the seven parts -- "of equal merit with those done by Eager [sic] for the Philadelphia editions of other works of Dickens" [quotes from Wilkins]. J. Winchester of New York ran MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT serially in supplements to his monthly "The New World" magazine, and Lea & Blanchard of Philadelphia also issued MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT in twenty parts; as for book form, it is believed that Winchester's simple production (no plates) edged out the other two to claim the title of First American Edition.~This copy is in very good-plus condition (light wear at the corners, some fading of the old mauve cloth, light foxing to some plates, but a remarkable survival for such delicate contemporary cloth (from the earliest years of this style of binding, just as it replaced the boards-and-label style of the 1810s-to-1840s). Podeschi (Yale) A74; Wilkins p. 24. Provenance: bookplates of Kenyon Starling and [William] Self, being Lot 93 from the renowned Self sale. Housed in a cloth clamshell case.

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        Beauties of the Opera and Ballet. Illustrated with Ten Highly-Finished Portraits, Engraved on Steel and Numerous Engravings on Wood, Under The Superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath

      London. David Bogue. (1844). Lavishly bound in sumptuous tri-gilt ruled full crimson calfskin. Gilt tooled fleurette motifs to corners of front and rear covers. Elaborate gilt ruled spine compartments with intensely ornate gilt tooled fleural vignettes. Gilt tooled raised bands. Decorative gilt tooled and titled morocco label. Elaborate and ornate paneled turn-ins. Marbled endsheets. a.e.g. 4to. (7.25" x 10.75"). The First Edition. Illustrated with ten full page illuminated steel plate engravings and further throughout by various wood engravings en texte. Elaborate multi-chromatic decorative borders to each page. A Fabulous production detailing the mid-Victorian Opera and Ballet, featuring plate engravings of notable singers, dancers and productions. With its high gloss engravings, whimsical en texte woodcuts and highly stylized colour page borders, this volume represents one of the finest examples of Victorian book design. Niles and Leslie V1-225; Moroda-1272. Some darkening and/or mild scuffing to covers. Hinges present previous repairs but are tight and firm. Corners gently bumped. Head and tail pieces lightly chipped. A very Good copy of this breathtaking work.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Carta Generale Del Polo Artico [Original Hand-Coloured 1844 Map]

      Benedetto Marzolla, Napoli - 1844, Original hand-coloured 1844 map. (Map) Very good. 20.5" X 28". (52 X 71 cm). Detailed lithographed map on thick paper. Delicate, bright and crisp hand done outlines. Some light foxing, mainly in margins. Vertical crease down center. A beautiful map. Detailed map of the North Pole / Arctic. Surrounded on bottom and both sides with elegant Italian text. Atlas map. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Carta Orografica e Idrografica del Granducato di Toscana

      Naples, 1844. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand outline. Image measures 26 3/8" x 21". Beautifully detailed map of northwestern Italy including Elba. Inset tables describe mountains and their elevations and the presence of various minerals. Benedetto Marzolla (1801-1858) was an Italian geographer. This map was published in his final atlas "Atlante Geographico". Other regions in this series are available in our gallery. Stamp to lower left. Chip to upper right corner. Light scattered foxing. Full original margins.

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        The life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit / The life and adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, his relatives, friends, and enemies : comprising all his wills and his ways : with an historical record of what he did, and what he didn't : knowing, moreover, who inherited the family plate, who came in for the silver spoons, and who for the wooden ladles : the whole forming a complete key to the House of Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall, MDCCCXLIV [1844, but 1843-44]. First Edition. Morocco. So-called First Issue, with "100£" on the reward bill affixed to signpost on extra engraved title of Parts 19/20. (Many bibliographers have identified this supposed printing error as a first-issue point, but see Hatton and Cleaver, whose lengthy argument concludes, "Impressions showing the 'transposed £' have no more right to be termed 'first state' than those from numerous other steels . . . which show variations in execution.") Edited by Boz, illustrated by Phiz (Hablot K. Browne). Bound from parts with stab holes visible and original green-paper wrapper (Part VIII), dated 1843, bound in: xiv[including half title and extra engraved title],[2 (errata leaf)],624pp, with frontispiece portrait of Dickens (engraved by Finden from a painting by D. Maclise) and 38 further engraved full-page plates, some signed "Phiz." Contemporary green morocco, spine lettered in gilt, five gilt ruled raised bands, gilt inner dentelles, marbled end papers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A most handsome and appealing copy in unusually fine state of preservation, pages clean and bright, plates toned (as often), heavily so toward some margins, but generally moderate or slight. Hatton and Cleaver pp 183-212. Smith vol. I, 7. Eckel, J. S., p.72. Sadleir, M., 692. Grolier, Dickens, pp. 89-92. & Issued in 20 monthly parts (bound in 19), in green wrappers, beginning January, 1843, and concluding with Nos. XIX and XX double issue in July, 1844. Martin Chuzzlewit "is arguably Dickens’s funniest novel. It is a work transitional between the loosely plotted comedy of The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41) and the more tightly plotted social criticism of Dombey and Son (1846-48), built around the tale of the misanthropic and selfish Martin Chuzzlewit whose wealthy grandfather (of the same name) denies his suit to marry a young orphan he has adopted, Mary Graham. Chuzzlewit then ships for America as an architect for the Eden Land Corporation (a name which satirically conjoins paradise to capitalism), a fraudulent concern which ruins and nearly kills him, thus allowing him to return to England a sadder and wiser man, now worthy of Mary’s hand. . . . . . . . The novel occupies a rather awkward place in the Dickens canon: on the one hand, it is in many respects superior to his previous novel, Barnaby Rudge (1841), while, on the other hand, it is also the novel which comes before the darker vision of the acknowledged masterpieces Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Great Expectations." (Literary Encyclopedia) The character of Pecksniff (one of Dickens's greatest villains) is sometimes placed among his most brilliant contributions to English literature, and critics generally agree that while Martin Chuzzlewit is loosely plotted, it more than compensates in its brilliant character development and descriptive prose. Dickens judged it one of his best novels, though it was one of his least popular. Early sales of the monthly parts were disappointing, so Dickens changed the plot to send Chuzzlewit to America, allowing Dickens to portray the United States (which he had visited in 1842) as a near wilderness with only pockets of civilization. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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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. 1st Edition. 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.

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        HIGHLANDS OF ETHIOPIA Described, During eighteen months’ residence of a British embassy at the Christian court of Shoa

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1844. 3 volumes. Second edition, same year as the first issue, and best edition with a new 50 page introduction. Illustrated with a large folding map (bound into Vol.1 as called for), and two tinted and two coloured lithographic plates with 3 engraved vignette title pages including the coloured lithographed dedication page. 8vo, original publisher’s cloth, decorated in blind in arabesque designs on the covers and spines, each volume lettered in gilt. lxviii, 419; xii, 425 (ads); xii, 432, 32 ads pp. A rare original clothbound copy of this highly elusive and important work. Internally, each volume is tight, clean, unpressed and fine, all plates and the map are very well preserved, each volume has been rebacked incorporating the original spine panel, wear to spines, otherwise the bindings are in quite pleasing condition. RARE AND IMPORTANT CORNERSTONE WORK IN AFRICANA. Very scarce in the original cloth. Our copy also retains the original half-titles and publisher’s ads. Harris was the head of the mission sent by the British Government to open up relations with the Ancient Christian Kingdom of Shoa in the Ethiopian highlands. His success in this pursuit earned him a knighthood. He was as well, one of the earliest explorers to penetrate the highland country. This is one of the most important of all books in general Africana and a cornerstone of any collection of books on Africa. The second edition is generally recognized as being better than the first with its 90 pages of additional material. In addition, the dedication to the queen is sometimes not found in other editions.

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        Ueber die Beziehungen zwischen Meereshohe und Beschaffenheit des Blutes

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

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      1844. London: T. C. Newby, 1844. Bound by Morrell in full polished calf with leather spine labels. First Edition. Overs was a carpenter who "had shown some literary ability" [Eckel], but was now fatally ill with tuberculosis; Dickens assisted him in getting his writings published, as a financial aid for Overs's soon-to-be widow and children. (The book is dedicated to the doctor who was caring for Overs.) The book itself undoubtedly was partly designed by Dickens, as both the red-and-blue-ink title page and the original embossed brown cloth (not present) bear a definite resemblance to his own A CHRISTMAS CAROL, then just published. Dicken's nine-page Preface exhorts readers (a bit patronizingly) to accept "working men" into the class of literary aesthetes. Three years later the publisher T. C. Newby would publish WUTHERING HEIGHTS.~This copy is bound by Morrell into full polished calf, with the half-title but without the leaf of ads at the rear. Condition is near-fine, slightly rubbed. Podeschi B151; Eckel pp 146-147.

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        St. James's or The Court of Queen AnneAn Historical Romance

      London - John Mortimer, 1844 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The complete collection of William Harrison Ainsworth's three volumed historical romance, St. James's, or The Court of Queen Anne. First edition. Illustrated by George Cruikshank, featuring thirteen engraved plates. William Harrison Ainsworth was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He was very popular in his lifetime and his novels sold in large numbers. He is described by S. M. Ellis as One of the most picturesque personalities of the nineteenth century. Private library bookplate of Egerton Castle to the front pastedown of every volume. Complete inthree volumes. Condition: Rebound in half calf bindings with marbled boards, and gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, light rubbing with wear to extremities. Internally, generally, firmly bound, with intermittent spotting and occasional tide marks to plates. Ink stamps to title pages. Overall: GOOD..

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      Ernest Bourdin Editeur, Paris 1844 - In 8°gr.(18 x 27,5); pagine (9 ff.), 628, (2 ff). La Bretagna illustrata dai migliori artisti dell'epoca quali: Bellangé, Gigoux, Gudin, Isabey, Morel-Fatio, J. Noel, Rouargue, Saint-Germain, Fortin e Daubigny. Apparato iconografico costituito da: 180 incisioni nel testo, 2 Copertine della brossura originale in cromolito conservate e rilegate all'inizo e alla fine dell'opera, 2 Frontespizi + 1 Carta geografica a coloritura coeva + 19 Tavole illustranti luoghi e fatti storici + 8 Tavole di costumi a colori + 4 Tavole coi blasoni a colori. Volume con bella legatura in mezza pelle con piatti marmorizzati 800, dorso a 5 nervi con autore e titolo dorati, taglio superiore dorato a specchio. Prima edizione, ben legato, carte sane, sporadiche fioriture. Opera nello stato di Ottimo.

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        Plan von New-York 1844

      Hildburghausen: Geographischen Graviranstalt des Bibligraphischen Instituts, 1844. 1844. unbound. Map. Engraving. Image measures 14.5 x 11.75". Sheet measures 18.25 x 15". This rare map depicts the city of New York in stunning detail. Based on Tanner's map of the city from the late 1830's, it extends to include parts of Brooklyn and Williamsburg. Meyer has added extensive tables at the sides in English that list public buildings, squares, markets, hotels, and churches. There is excellent detail throughout with all streets named and many port features identified. Shading illustrates the areas of heaviest development. The map was published in Meyer's "Grosser Hand-Atlas uber alle Theile der Erde." The map is in excellent condition with no chips or tears. Crisp impression with wide margins as issued. Joseph Meyer (1796-1856) was a German mapmaker and publisher. He published out of his own company Bibliographische Institut. With an eye for aesthetics and quality, Meyer's maps are among the most beautiful German publications of the 19th century, with this map of New York exemplifying his skill.

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      Pirola 1844 In-8 gr. (mm. 260 x 165), 2 voll., elegante legatura in p. pelle zigrinata coeva, ricca decoraz. oro ai piatti e al dorso con tit. oro, dentelles dorate ai risg., tagli dorati, astuccio, pp. (16),391,(5); (4),506,(2); bei frontespizi figurati, ornati da testat., grandi iniziali a vignetta e finalini, inc. su legno da Ratti e Achille. I voll. sono molto ben illustrati da 14 pregevoli vedute dei principali monumenti milanesi (tratte da dagherrotipi), inc. all'acquatinta dal Cherbuin, e con 2 grandi carte, più volte ripieg.: la pianta di Milano (restaur. per strappo) e la ?carta dei contorni di Milano?. Questa celebre opera e' una "descrizione storico-statistica della città, degli uomini, della natura e dell'arte", compilata per ordine del Consiglio Comunale, da offrirsi agli scienziati italiani nella Sesta loro Riunione. Cfr. Lozzi,I,2650 - Predari,164 - Cat. Hoepli,787 - Schlosser, p. 573 - Villa "Bibl. delle Guide di Milano",221. Esemplare in ottimo stato.

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        Annales Archéologiques 1844-45 (3 tomes/vols set)

      Paris: Bureau des Annales Archèologiques (Auteur), 1844-5. First printing. Leather Bound in gilt. Very Good +. Didron. Didron was the foremost mid-19th Century French archaeological recordist who in 1845 founded La Librairie Archéologiques in Paris. He was drawn to the world of examining old churches in France at the behest of Victor Hugo. Hence it is that these volumes are riddled with many of Didron's fine illustrations of church architecture, stained glass windows & religious artefacts. Vol 1 published 1844, while vols 2 & 3 came the following year in 1845. Didron edited new versions of these works up until his death in 1867, but these particular volumes are the original publication as issued by Didron. These books were possibly initially held in Didron's own library, since within them are two cards inscribed in French for the Archeologica Generalis section. Inside the covers are the ownership coats of arms for John Frederick Baillie of Leys. Despite this library association, each book appears unread, with undamaged pages, no markings, no pages turned, no stains, all being clear and fresh within. There are some points of foxing here and there however. These 3 large in-8 tomes are uniformly bound in hard mottled green covers with gilt-bordered leather quarters and spine sections. Each leather spine fabulously decorated with elaborate gilt designs and titles. Vol 1 contenant: illustré de les eglises du XIIIme Siècle, de Saint Germain L'Auxerrois et autres - 272pp; Vol 2 contenant: l'église de Notre-Dame et autres - 400pp; Vol 3 contenant: illustré de Saint-Fiacre en Bretagne, Signe Lapidaires, Tapisserie de Montpezat, Châlons-sur-Marne et autres - 406pp.

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        Trait des phnomnes électro-physiologiques des Animaux suivi d'études Anatomiques sur l'organe lectrique de la torpille par Paul Savi

      Paris: chez Fortin, Masson et Cie, 1844. Quarter blue leather title in gilt and gilt ruled compartments, blue and black mottled,marbled endpapers papercovered boards. the folding plates are clean and fresh. A near fine copy. pp. xix, 348. 6 folding plates, pl. 1-3 between pp.192-193, pl. 4-6 (of the torpedo fish at rear. Ownership signature of Sir William Paton, on verso of front free endpaper. Carlo Matteucci (1811-1868) inspired by Galvano, he was one of the most important early researchers into neurophysiology and animal electricity. This present work looks at nerve muscle relationship and, in the second part, is an investigates the torpedo fish with 3 fine folding anatomical plates

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        Das Paradies für Jedermann erreichbar, lediglich durch Kräfte der Natur und der einfachsten Maschinen. Allen einsichtsvollen Männern gewidmet. Nach der zweiten englischen Ausgabe

      Ulm, Heerbrandt & Thämel 1844.. VI, 166 S. Karton der Zeit mit aufmontierten Resten des Deckeltitels. 15 x 12 cm. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der 1833 in Pittsburgh unter dem Titel "The Paradise within the Reach of all Men, without Labor, by Powers of Nature and Machinery" erstmal erschienenen sozialistischen Utopie. John Adolphus Etzler (1791-1846?) emigrierte in den 1820er Jahren aus Deutschland in die USA, kehrte aber nach 8 Jahren zurück und gründete in Thüringen zusammen mit dem Ingenieur Johann August Roebling (dem späteren Konstrukteur der Brooklyn Bridge in New York) die "Mühlhausen Emigration Society", die eine gemeinsame Auswanderung der Mitglieder zum Ziel hatte. Die Gruppe, sozialistischen Idealen teilweise verpflichtet, stand unter zunehmender Beobachtung der thüringischen Geheimpolizei, Etzler wurde wegen seiner verbotenen Aufforderung zur Emigration verhaftet und verbrachte einige Jahre im Gefängnis. 1831 gelang endlich die Auswanderung mit einer großen Gruppe, die Society zerfiel aber sofort in Anhängern des realistischen Röblings und einer kleinen Gruppe um den von messianischem Eifer getriebenen Etzler. Der Versuch des Etablierens einer landwirtschaftlichen Kommune in der Nähe Cincinattis scheiterte, Etzler ging 1833 nach Pittsburgh und gab eine Zeitschrift für deutsche Auswanderer, den "Pittsburger Beobachter" heraus. Hier veröffentlicht er nun auch "The Paradise Within the Reach of All Men", die Vorstellung einer technologischen Utopie und eines frühkommunistischen Siedlungswesen, das die Bewohner als neue Menschen in eine ideale Welt geleiten sollte. Mit Hilfe noch zu konstruierender Maschinen werden regenerierbare Energiequellen wie Windkraft, Kraft aus Ebbe und Flut und Sonnenenergie genutzt und körperliche Arbeit vollständig abgeschafft. "Mitbrüder - Ich verspreche, euch die Mittel zu zeigen, wornach ihr euch innerhalb 10 Jahren ein Paradies zu schaffen vermögt, in welchem Alles, was der Mensch nur wünschen kann, im Ueberfluß, ohne Anstrengung und ohne Geld zu haben seyn wird." (Aus der Einleitung). - Etzlers Vorstellung eines amerikanischen Utopias fand durchaus positiven Widerhall bei seinen Zeitgenossen, wenn auch Henry David Thoreau, der von dem begeisterten Ralph Waldo Emerson auf das Werk hingewiesen wurde, in seinem Esaay "Paradise (to be) Regained" es entschieden ablehnte. - Etzler warb erfolglos als eine Art Wanderprediger in Ohio und Pennsylvania für seine Ideen, die er wohl auf Haiti oder in Südamerika verwirklichen wollte. Mit dem neu gewonnenen Anhänger Conrad F. Stollmeyer, einen ebenfalls deutschen Auswanderer und Anhänger kommunistischer Lebensformen, versuchte er in England und letztendlich auch in Deutschland, durch Publikation der vorliegenden Übersetzung, Emigranten für das neue Projekt zu gewinnen. - Einband stärker fleckig, Block verschoben. Tls. fleckig, Titel angestaubt. Insgesamt gebrauchsspurig.

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With Illustrations by Phiz

      Chapman and Hall, London, 1844,, 1844. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. (xv) + 624. Illustrated throughout with 38 original plates by Phiz, plus frontispiece, plus engraved title-page. Bound in original publisher's blue straight grain embossed cloth, expertly rebacked. Minor edgewear and bumping. Internally clean, glazed endpapers, with some foxing to the plates as usual, but to a lesser degree than most copies we've seen. £100 sign on title page in later configuration. London 1844 printed in gilt at base of spine and with a 14 line errata present. A handsome copy. Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit' is considered the last of his picaresque novels, and was written and serialized in 1843-1844; initial sales of the monthly parts were disappointing, compared to the authors' previous works, so Dickens changed the plot to send the title character to America. This allowed him to portray America, which he had recently visited, as a near wilderness, whose pockets of civilization were filled with deceptive and self-promoting hucksters. The main theme of the novel is selfishness, which is portrayed in a satirical fashion using all the members of the Chuzzlewit family. The novel is also notable for one of Dickens' great villains, Seth Pecksniff, whose rise and fall follows the arc of the novel's plot. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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      London: John W. Parker. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1844. First English Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; viiii,[4],516,4pp. ads; xx,560 pages; Numerous text illustrations. Half-titles; publisher's 4-page catalogue at end of Volume 2. 2 volumes. 8vo, modern gilt-lettered black cloth; old institutional stamps on titles. First edition of a classic guide to amateur astronomy. The first volume is a general introduction to the subject; the second, known as the Bedford Catalogue, records 850 objects seen from the author's private observatory at Bedford. A career naval officer, Smyth (1788-1865) devoted his attention to astronomy from 1830 onward. One of his sons was Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819-1900) , astronomer royal for Scotland. BEA, page 1070. Illustrated with a large number of textural engravings and drawings. .

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1844 London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. First Edition [in book form; published serially by "Boz" from 1843 to 1844, then by Chapman in this form in 1844]. Half brown morocco and marbled boards, spine titled and decorated in gilt, marbled page edges. xiv, (errata sheet), 624 pp. Illustrated with 40 plates designed & etched on steel by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz), including frontispiece & added title. Smith Vol. I, 7 - The vignette title with "£100" sign on signpost, the first numeral somewhat thickened ( Smith says all three states of the plate were simultaneous and used interchangeably). Binding a bit rubbed; hinges cracked but firmly bound; ownership inscription on flyleaf, "John Parris 1847.", inked, with creasing and sticker residue to same leaf, plates foxed and soiled, one plate remounted, light to moderate foxing to pages. Bright and handsome. Dickens' "adventure" classic and without doubt his most exciting novel, and one he loved well himself, in which the Ironic Wit sets forth a plot now beloved to novelists and moviemakers alike - the rich old dude who doesn't trust any of his money-grubbing kin, and must find a way to select the proper heir. Incomparably complemented by the Phiz illustrations. Handsome and strong copy of a classic, elegantly bound. L-31n

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        EVENINGS Of A WORKING MAN, Being the Occupation of His Scanty Leisure. With A Preface Relative to the Author by Charles Dickens

      London:: T. C. Newby,. 1844.. 8vo. 6-3/8" x 4". 1st edition (Eckel, pp. 146 - 147) xiii, [3], 205, [1] pp. T.p. printed in red & blue. Last page advert.. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG.. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. A handsome VG+ copy of a book. somewhat uncommon on the commerical market.. Written by a dying carpenter, who had a literary yearning, that was filled by the publication of this modest effort. Dickens contributed advice regarding publishers [including Newby, who took on the work], as well as the 8-1/2 page Preface. . Frontis engraved by Halbert of marble Dickens' bust, by Dexter.

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        EVENINGS Of A WORKING MAN, Being the Occupation of His Scanty Leisure. With A Preface Relative to the Author by Charles Dickens

      T. C. Newby London:: T. C. Newby,. 1844.. 8vo. 6-3/8" x 4". 1st edition (Eckel, pp. 146 - 147) xiii, [3], 205, [1] pp. T.p. printed in red & blue. Last page advert.. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG.. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. A handsome VG+ copy of a book. somewhat uncommon on the commerical market.. Written by a dying carpenter, who had a literary yearning, that was filled by the publication of this modest effort. Dickens contributed advice regarding publishers [including Newby, who took on the work], as well as the 8-1/2 page Preface. . Frontis engraved by Halbert of marble Dickens' bust, by Dexter.

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        Black’s General Atlas: Comprehending Sixty-One Maps from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black [et al], 1844. . Folio. (4), 12, maps, 57, (1) pp. Contemporary half maroon morocco over brown cloth boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to one panels, gilt rules to compartments and sides, plain yellow endpapers, small binders ticket of Alexander Banks Jr. of Edinburgh to lower edge of inner cover, all edges gilt. The maps and charts are numbered I-LX (no. 3 with a bis chart), of which nos. 12-13, 15-16, 21-22, 27-28, 29-30 and 47-48 are double page, another six are also double page though numbered singly and the remainder are single page. The maps with original hand colouring in outline. Upper joint just starting at head and foot, likewise lower joint at foot, though both sides holding firm, map of India slightly darkened and with minor splits at edges of centrefold, crease to the map of Ireland adjacent to fold, some occasional trivial spotting, else a very good example.

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        Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest. 12 volumes

      London: Henry Colburn, 1844. 12 Volumes complete. Original publisher's light red cloth blind stamp gilt decorated on front board. Spines a bit sunned as is common with books this. Some of the covers a little blotchy. One volume with a note in the margin, occasional foxing, mainly to the first few pages of each volume; otherwise, a VERY GOOD set. Photos available upon request.. Full Cloth. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

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

      Philadephia:: Carey & Hart,. 1844.. 12mo. 6-5/16" x 4". 1st US edition (Edgar & Vail, p. 21; Gimbel A80; McGuire Collection, 31; Wilkins, p. 38). [8], 158, [2] pp. T.p. printed in red & blue. Half-title printed in blue ink.. Original publisher's deep purple cloth binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & boards stamped in blind. Chemised, and housed in a custom red quarter leather slipcase with marbled paper boards.. Slight lean, and modest binding wear. Spine gilt bright. Period. pencil poi to preliminary blank. Some general 'use' soiling to text. paper. Lower corner stain to gatherings 11 - 13. Withal, a solid VG. - VG+ copy.. Scarce edition; in our experience, offered much less frequently than the UK edition. . Illustrated with 8 plates after the originals by Leech; 4 hand-colored & 4 black & white.

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        A New Dictionary of the English Language, Combining Explanation With Etymology: And Illustrated by Quotations From the Best Authorities. 1-2.

      London, William Pickering, 1844. Two volumes, (38) + 2222 + (1) + 1 blank p. Contemporary rebound full calf

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      Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle (Vol. I); Frederick W. Greenough (Vol. II); Daniel Rice & James G. Clark (Vol. III), 1837-1838-1844. - Four volumes. 120 handcolored lithographic plates after Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, P. Rhindesbacher, and R.M. Sully, drawn on stone by A. Newsam, A. Hoffy, Ralph Trembley, Henry Dacre, and others; printed and colored by J.T. Bowen and others; Vol. III with two lithographic maps and one table printed on recto of one leaf, 17pp. of lithographic facsimile signatures of the original subscribers. Extra- illustrated with the original front and rear wrappers to each of the twenty original parts, here bound together as a fourth volume. Folio. Expertly bound to style in half black morocco over period cloth covered boards, spines gilt. Very good. First edition of "One of the most costly and important [works] ever published on the American Indians" (Field), "a landmark in American culture" (Horan), and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life, including some of the greatest American handcolored lithographs of the 19th century. This copy with a complete set of the very rare original wrappers, here uniformly bound as a fourth volume. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indian for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with American Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1839, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer, and from 1833 a Cincinnati banker, who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its color plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors, and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates), or worked up by King from the watercolors of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865, so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. This was the most elaborate plate book produced in the United States to date, and its publishing history is extremely complex. The titlepages give an indication of issue and are relatively simple: volume I, first issue was by Edward C. Biddle, and is dated 1836 or more usually 1837; the second issue is by Frederick W. Greenough with the date 1838; and the third issue is by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, dated 1842. Volume II, first issue is by Frederick W. Greenough and dated 1838, and the second issue is by Rice & Clark and dated 1842. Volume III, first issue is by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark and dated 1844. Copies of the work with

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      Frankfurt, Sauerländer, 1844 - Kl.8°, XVI u. 412 S., gest. Frontispiz, Priv. Lwd. m. Goldpräg. d. Zt., Rundumgoldschnitt., Rücken min. aufgehellt, Ecken berieben, vereinzelt stockfl. (äusserste Bl. stärker). EA. Mit zart-empfindsamer, aquarellierter Bleistiftzeichnung (Edelmann mit Speer), und einem 4-zeiligen Gedicht a. Vs.: «Steh ich in finstrere Mitternacht, so einsam auf der stillen Wacht [?].» Darunter eine 4-zeilige Widmung von 1848 in Tinte: «Möge Ihnen dieses Weihnachtsgeschenckchen nur stets freudig erlebte Stunden ins Gedächtnis zurückrufen [?], Carl Rahn» 1200 gr.

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. By Charles Dickens. With illustrations by John Leech. Tenth Edition.

      Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand., London 1844 - 8vo. 4.25 x 6.5 inches. [viii] + 166 pp. + [2] pp. advertisements. Title in red and blue, subtitle in blue. Bound in original red cloth, gilt with blind stamped borders and front board and spine titles enclosed by vignettes of Christmas foliage, gilt. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. Label of T. Sowler Bookseller 4 St. Ann's Square Manchester on front pastedown. Light offsetting from the plates to text but frontispiece unaffected. One gathering is slightly out of alinement and the cloth only very slightly worn on extremities, a really good copy. Illustrated by four hand-coloured plates, including frontispiece, by John Leech, four wood engravings in text, by W. J. Linton, after Leech, and decorated by holly vignette on title page. This tenth edition, appearing in 1844 the year after the first publication, is, apart from the altered edition statement and date, very similar to the first edition. See Smith for an exhaustive analysis of the variations in the early editions of the work. The expense of hand colouring the plates greatly reduced the author's profits and he never again employed colour in any of his books. The tenth edition was the last published by Chapman and Hall and from the eleventh, Dickens, dissatisfied with their performance, switched to Bradbury and Evans, already the printers of the early editions. This tenth edition seems scarce judging by its appearance for sale (there are none available currently on the web) ART / LITERATURE DICKENS LIT. FICTION 19TH CENTURY ILLUSTRATED ART / LITERATURE Smith, Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth, 1983.

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