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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]

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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.

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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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        Simcoe's military journal. A history of the operations of a partisan corps, called the Queen's Rangers, commanded by Lieut. Col. J.G. Simcoe, during the war of the American Revolution

      New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1844. 8vo (23.8 cm, 9.4"). xvii, [3], [13]–328 pp.; 10 fold. plts. First U.S. edition, following the English first of 1787: The exploits of one of the most famous Loyalist regiments, led by Lieutenant Colonel John Graves Simcoe, the man who later became the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. The volume features => ten oversized, folding maps lithographed by Endicott (several after Simcoe's own drawings, others from Lt. Spencer and other officers of the troop), depicting the topography and troop deployments at various battle sites in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, and Virginia. Sabin 81135; Howes S461; American Imprints 44-5635. Publisher's plain paper–covered boards, recently rebacked with olive green cloth, spine with new antiqued printed paper label; paper rubbed and stained. Hinges (inside) reinforced. Ex–social club library: 19th-century bookplate, call number on endpaper, pressure-stamp on title-page and sectional title, no other markings. All leaves affected by an unusual sort of very light and remarkably even waterstaining that left the upper outer corners (only) untouched and even bright, with a variously wavy line of light to moderate brown marking the "border"; otherwise a few other pages with other soiling or staining; one page with smudge of green ink, touching but not obscuring text; one leaf with short tear from upper margin, not extending into text; and a bit of cockling. An excellent example of a good book that has suffered accidents but also is "better than it sounds.

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        Pictorial Notices: Consisting Of A Memoir of Sir Anthony Van Dyck, With A Descriptive Catalogue Of The Etchings Executed By Him: and A Variety Of Interesting Particulars Relating To Other Artists Patronized By Charles I. Collected From Original Documents

      London: James Carpenter, 1844., 1844. 4to. pp. viii, 197. 2 etched portraits (incl. frontis.). 1 facsimile letter. Extra-illustrated with 1 lithographed & 43 etched & engraved 17th-19 century portraits by Bannerman, Voestermans, Cloüet, de Jode, Cooper, Van Voerst, Lombart, Bolswert, Neess, Delphinus, Hendrix, Du Pont, Hondius, Galle, Van Caukerck, &c. after Van Dyck of various sizes & from various sources (some inlaid to size; some folded). 19th century gilt-paneled calf, a.e.g., rebacked (dampstaining to lower inner corner of a few plates). First Edition.. F. Hardcover.

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        THE DIAL: A MAGAZINE FOR LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY, AND RELIGION, VOLUME IV: July 1843, October 1843, January 1844, & April 1844

      Boston & London: James Munroe and Co./John Chapman, 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Contents with light to moderate foxing; several ink and blindstamp library stamps. Binding Fine. Recently and handsomely bound, without wrappers, in half green morocco leather and marbled boards with morocco corners and gilt-lettered red and brown morocco spine labels. A prototype of the 20th-century little magazine, the DIAL was the most important American literary periodical of the 19th century and one of the scarcest with print runs never exceeding 300 copies. First edited by Margaret Fuller (1840-42) and then by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1842-44), it not only featured many of their most important works but also introduced the writings of Henry David Thoreau. Published only from July 1840 to April 1844, Volume IV contains the last four issues with works by Thoreau (two essays: "A Winter Walk" and "Ethnical Scriptures"); Emerson (the essay "Tragic"); Charles Lane (two essays: "Brook Farm" and "A Walk in the Woods"); and most importantly, Margaret Fuller's 48-page essay "The Great Lawsuit. Man versus Men. Woman versus Women," which served as the basis for her most important book WOMAN IN THE 19TH CENTURY.

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        Viaggio da Desenzano a Trento.

      Ubicini,, Milano, 1844 - Cm. 21,5, pp. 117 (3). Con 14 vedute litografiche f.t. ed una carta topografica ripiegata. Legatura di fine '800 in mezza percallina con piccole punte, titoli e filetti a secco sul dorso. Esemplare genuino ed abbastanza marginoso, ben conservato. Le 14 vedute raffigurano: Desenzano, Sirmione, Garda, Malcesine, Bogliaco, Porto e caduta d'acqua in Ponale, Riva, Castello di Tenno, veduta del lago presa dalla Pontara di Nago, ingresso in Rovereto dalla parte di S. Maria, piazza d'Arco, Castel Toblino, ingresso in Trento per il ponte di S. Lorenzo, stabilimento dei Bagni di Cumano. In fine, le due poesie del Prati sono intitolate: "I Bagni di Comano", e "Riva e il Garda".

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        Smith's Atlas. Designed to Accompany the Geography

      New York: Lossing Paine & Burgess. 1844. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. S Soft Cover. Fair. Copyright 1839, but contents listed in rear cover dated 1844. Early school atlas containing hand colored maps. Worn. Dark salmon printed softcover with dark brown cloth spine, measures about 11.5 x 9.5 inches. Maps include: Map of the World (double page); North America; United States and Texas, with added map of Mexico and Guatimala (double page); Eastern States 1; Eastern States 2; Middle States (double page); Southern States (double page); Western States (double page); Michigan and Wisconsin; South America; Europe; West Indies; British Isles; Central Europe; Asia; Africa; Oceanica. Additional inset maps throughout - a total of 30 maps as listed on the rear cover. Covers soiled and rubbed, about 25% of the surface of the rear cover peeled away, dampstains to covers, binding sound, scattered and fairly light foxing throughout, pencil notes on the blank reverse sides of some maps, some darkening along the central fold of the United States map, which has a closed tear at the fold, no other tears or chips, name in ink inside front cover and in pencil on first blank. All maps present and in generally good condition.

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        Memorandum ao Corpo Legislativo, Ou Reflexoes Sobre o Decreto

      1844. [Portugal]. Um Cartista. Memorandum ao Corpo Legislativo, Ou Reflexoes Sobre o Decreto do 1 de Agosto de 1844. Lisbon: Na Typographia de Jose Baptista Morando, 1844. iv, 34 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet, untrimmed edges, front wrapper lacking, spine reinforced with imitation morocco. Light soiling, recent owner bookplate to verso of title page, internally clean. * Only edition. Portugal's September Revolution of 1836-38 led to a new constitution. By 1844 there was public pressure, ultimately successful, to return to the more monarchist pre-war Charter. This pro-monarchist essay was a contribution to that debate. OCLC locates 4 copies worldwide, 2 in North America, none in law libraries.

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        [The Feather Store or 'Old Cocked Hat', Boston]

      1844. Water-colour over traces of pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour, on thick paper, signed and dated "Boston Oktob. 1844. E. Hildebrandt". 7 1/8 x 10 inches. A highly evocative image of the 'Old Feather Store' or 'Old Cocked Hat' which formerly stood on the corner of North Street and Market Square in Boston. 'The "Old Cocked Hat," or the "Feather Store" as it was more familiarly known stood at the corner formed by North Street and Market Square, and bore the date of its erection 1680, plainly upon the gable end facing Dock Square, until the whole structure was demolished in 1860. Its name "Old Cocked Hat" was derived from a fancied resemblance to the cocked hats worn during the war of Independence. Its later name arose from the fact of its long being occupied by dealers in feathers... The building was of wood, covered with plaster on the outside, with which were mixed fragments of glass bottles. Numerous ornamental figures were traced upon the rough surface. On two sides, south and south west, the water once flowed, and in digging not far from here, some years ago..., the capstan and ring bolt of the old wharf were uncovered within the present sidewalk." (James Henry Stark Antique Views of Boston, p.36). The 'Feather store' was reproduced in a number of 19th century prints from drawings by William Henry Bartlett, Fitz Hugh Lane and others. The latter's image, published in 1835, shows the building to have been occupied at that time by John Simpson jnr. who in addition to feathers, mattresses and bedticking, also stocked upholstery goods. The right half of the building seems to have been occupied by a cobbler and dealer in leather goods. Hildebrandt was a pupil of the marine painter Wilhelm Kreuse and also spent six months in the studio of Eugene Isabey. In 1843 he met Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1855) who introduced him to Frederik William IV. The latter, in 1844, commissioned him to paint Rio de Janeiro. On his return he visited Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Buffalo and Niagara Falls and during his travels drew a number of open air studies in water-colours.

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        Svenska folk-sagor och äfventyr.

      Efter muntlig öfverlemning samlade och utgifna. I:1-2. Sthlm, A. Bohlin, 1844-49. 8:o. (8),276 + (2),277-499 s. Två häftade volymer. Del I oskuren i samtida gråpappomslag. Ryggen ngt solkig och med reva upptill, bakre omslag med lång reva i ytterfalsen. Del II oskuren med trasigt tryckt omslag som är loss. De flitigt lästa inlagorna med en del fläckar, t.ex. på s. 25, 311, 375 och 407. Första arket loss och naggat i marginalerna. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris vars klister tyvärr delvis missfärgat det andra häftets titelblad. Andra häftet med dedikation till L. F. Rääf från utgivarna daterad den 22 maj 1849.. Allt som utkom. Hyltén-Cavallius var huvudansvarig för texterna medan Stephens bidrog med kommentarer och hänvisningar. Utgivarna tillhörde bägge L. F. Rääfs bekantskapskrets och redan 1841 gästade Hyltén-Cavallius Rääfs Bulsjö. Hyltén-Cavallius skrev långt senare apropå Rääf att "vi förstodo varandra i allt, utom politiken". Rääfs namn förekommer inte i "Svenska folk-sagor och äfventyr" men efter riksdagen 1844 ska Hyltén-Cavallius ha upptecknat en saga av Rääf "för att trycka bland alla de andra". I ett brev till Hyltén-Cavallius daterat den 30 augusti 1849 tackar Rääf för andra delen av "Svenska folk-sagor" som han fått sig tillsänt i ett paket från Klemming

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      1844. In Three Volumes. London: John Mortimer, 1844. Original drab paper-covered boards with printed spine labels. First Edition of this historical novel sited during the reign of Queen Anne and including the Duke of Marlborough.~The tale's first appearance was in "Ainsworth's Magazine," accompanied by fourteen plates by George Cruikshank; for some unknown reason, only nine of these were included in the three-decker. (Ainsworth and Cruikshank had a falling-out at about this time, so the reduced numbers of plates may have had something to do with that.) Wolff notes that the placement of the plates in the three volumes can be quite haphazard; that is the case here, with four in Vol I, just the frontispiece in Vol II, and four in Vol III (rather than three per volume).~This copy is, quite remarkably, still in its original boards-and-labels binding. Condition is very good-plus (discreet repair at the ends of two spines, normal wear at the joints but the volumes remain tight). Due to the fragility of this binding, almost all copies that turn up today have at some point been rebound into leather -- but not this set. Not in Sadleir; Wolff 68 (with three plates per volume).

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

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

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

      Philadelphia : Carey and Hart, 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. 380 p. : 80 ill., plates. 1st edition. Bound in modern leather. Contemporary name on page after title page of Abram L. Lowell, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. All plates in crisp, clean and unmarked condition and some have the blood vessels and minor details handcolored. Clean, unmarked pages with toning. Please feel free to view our photographs. Joseph Pancoast (November 23, 1805 - March 6, 1882) was a renowned American surgeon. His name is eponymous to the practice of surgery, in general, and plastic surgery, in particular. Joseph Pancoast was responsible for many seminal advancements in surgery that he described, and were depicted graphically, in numerous scholarly articles and books. His greatest work, A Treatise on Operative Surgery, was published in 1844. He was also famous for his lectures and clinics in anatomy and surgery. Dr. Abram L. Lowell practiced medicine in Chester, Vermont where there is a nearby lake and state park named in his honor.

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        Hoo-Wan-Ne-Ka, a Winnebago Chief

      Philadelphia: Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, 1844. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition apart some overall light soiling. 14 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches. 20 7/8 x14 3/4 inches. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most 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. An important member of the Winnebago tribe which inhabited the Northeastern region of United States, Hoo-Wan-Ne-Ka or Little Elk, was a war chief who fought for the British in the War of 1812. After the war concluded, he swore allegiance to the United States and later signed treaties at the Prairie du Chien council in 1825 and at Fort Armstrong in 1832. During the summer of 1824, Hoo-Wan-Ne-Ka traveled to the White House as a delegate for the Winnebago, where he addressed President Monroe and Congress, along with various foreign envoys and Colonel McKenney. For this portrait, he requested that he be depicted as he appeared at the time of his address, in what McKenney described as "...fantastic style, and clad in these wild and picturesque habiliments, addressing the…dignified head of the American people..." McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. 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 Native Americans 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 Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. BAL 6934; cf. Bennett p.79; cf. Field 992; cf. Howes M129; cf. Lipperhiede Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character p. 24; Sabin 43410a

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        A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa

      London: Hamilton, Adams, & Co, 1844.. First Ed. Very Good. 8vo. Book xvi; 648; lvi pages. Large folding map, folding map, 16 etched plates, illustrations in text. Minor foxing to some plates. Original cloth neat (near invisible) head and tailband repairs, cloth bright and very good sound copy

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        Miniature Portrait on Ivory of Sarah Hodgson Ball [with:] Minature Portrait on Ivory of George Bicknell Washington Ball, by James R. Tooley, Jr

      Philadelphia, 1844; 1843. (MINIATURES) In a contemporary brass mat and bevelled glass within a plush- lined leather folding case; minature measurers 3 x 2-1/2 inches, the case, overall, 7 x 6-1/4 inches. Signed on back "Painted by Tho. S. Officer / Phila. December 22-1844"; signed lower right "Tooley 1843". Ms. Hodgson minature in fine condition, some wear to folding case; Mr. Ball with a crack in the ivory at the right edge, away from the subject; the minature is otherwise fine. Case shows some wear . William Ball, a relative of Mary Ball Washington, the mother of George Washington, was a Philadelphia goldsmith, who died in 1809; a widower and childless, the bulk of his estate went to the children of his nephew Joseph Ball, the eldest son being George Bicknell Washington Ball. On July 23, 1845, George was married to Sarah Hodgson whose minature portrait, offered here, had been done the previous December by the Philadelphia artist and portrait painter Thomas Officer. Officer had begun his career in 1834, working in Philadelphia until 1845 when he resettled in New York, where he worked until 1849. He subsequently moved to San Francisco, where he died in 1859. Sarah Hodgson, pictured here at age 24, was a lovely young woman, and the artist has fully captured her delicate charm. In 1845 she married George Ball

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