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      Pest, Heckenast 1844-50.. 6 Bde. (Komplett). Mit 1 gest. Titelportr. u. je. 1 gest. Titel. nach Jos. N. Geiger, gest. v. Jos. Axmann. HLdr. d. Zt . (1-3), HLn. (4), Ln. d. Zt. (5, 6). m. Rückengoldpräg. tlw. berieb., vereinz. braunfleckig. Kanten u. Ecken berieb. Die letzten 2 Bll. in Bd. 4 fehlen. EA Eisenmeier 19; Rabenlechner I, 71f.; Heck p/1 - Selten! - Alle Bände in erster Ausgabe. Erste Buchveröffentlichung von Adalbert Stifter, zuvor erschienen lediglich Beiträge in Zeitschriften u. Almanachen (teils mit Erstdrucken der hier enthaltenen Erzählungen). Abweichend gebunden.

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        Eothen, Or Traces of Travel Brought Home From the East

      London: John Ollivier. 1844. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. First printing, first edition, 1844. 8vo, 418pp. With hand colored folding lithograph frontispiece and a colored plate. Rebound ca. 1940 in half deep red morocco with cloth boards. Raised spine bands with gilt compartments, ruling, and upper edge. Contents are fine in a handsome fine binding. . catalog10/12

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      Lancaster, Pa. 1844.. Broadside, approximately 19 x 14 inches. A few small tears at edges. Minor soiling. Lightly creased. Minor loss in center at folds. Very good. Scarce political broadside advertising a torchlight procession to be held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to commemorate James K. Polk's election to the presidency in 1844. It calls for a "general Illumination and Torch-light procession" and declares that it is "earnestly hoped that every man will come provided with his transparency or lantern." These events were central to the politics of the day, and broadsides like this are highly evocative of the mid-19th-century political scene. The route of the procession is provided, as are the officiants and organizers. The broadside announces a twenty- six-gun salute at noon which will signal the commencement of the day's festivities, noting that if the salute is not heard, it will indicate that the event has been postponed because of weather. Broadsides such as this are particularly scarce and desirable. No copies on OCLC. A nice piece from 19th-century presidential politics.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

      London: John W. Parker, 1844 First edition. Late nineteenth-century dark red half morocco. Octavo. Spine rubbed. A very good, clean copy. With late edition of Mill's Utilitarianism bound at end. These five essays represent Mill's earliest thoughts on economic matters and were first composed in 1829 and 1830 before his reputation had been established by the publication of System of Logic in 1843. They had circulated in manuscript form among his friends and are entitled: 1. Of the Laws of Interchange between Nations; and the Distribution of the Gains of Cmmerce among the Countries of the Commercial World. 2. Of the Influence of Consumption upon Production. 3. On the Words Productive and Unproductive. 4. On Profits, and Interest. 5. On the Definition of Political Economy; and on the Method of Investigation proper to it. (The last being the only one to have been previously published).

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        The Cerographic Bible Atlas

      New York: Sidney E. Morse & Co., 1844. Cover printed in letterpress, with a decorative border surround and inset woodcut view of the City of Jerusalem; 5 total, printed one side only, with outline color; maps included: General Map of the Countries Mentioned in the Bible; Map of the Journeyings of the Israelites in the Desert chiefly from the map of Robinson and Smith; Map of Palestine from the Latest Authorities chiefly from the map of Robinson and Smith; Plan of Jersusalem from the map of Robinson and Smith & Environs of Jerusalem from the map of Robinson and Smith; Map of the Travels of the Apostles chiefly from the map of Dr. Augs. Neander; maps sight at 14 1/2" x 12" approx; overall approx. 17 1/2" x 14" size; back cover with title "Morse's Cerographic Bible Atlas"; cerography was the process of engraving on a wax-covered metal plate for which a printing surface is prepared by electrotyping; previous owner name on front cover of Rev. W. Hunting; printed on medium stock paper, better than Morse's later atlas newspaper printings; original pale yellow paper softcover printed wraps; some spotting and foxing, wear, closed tears to some maps, covers more so; some chipping to edges; given that this was an ephemeral newspaper supplement, in good condition overall.. Soft Cover. Good.

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      Valparaiso. April 15, 1844.. 3pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old folds. Addressed on verso. Very good plus. Letter written by a sailor aboard the U.S.S. Cyane, a war sloop on tour of duty in the Pacific Squadron, currently at anchor at Valparaiso, Chile. Launched in 1837, the Cyane served in the Pacific from November 1841 to October 1844, sailing again for the Pacific in August 1845 and serving in that theatre during the Mexican-American War. Her commanding officer, Captain William Mervine, led the marines who hoisted the flag at Monterey, claiming all of California for the U.S. Dr. George Clymer, Jr. (1804-1881) was the son of the Signer of the Declaration of Independence of the same name. He was commissioned in 1829, entering the navy as an assistant surgeon, and was promoted to full surgeon in 1838. He served in the Mediterranean and later in the Pacific Squadron (1841-1844), during which time he wrote this letter. He retired in 1866. In his letter, Clymer describes the difficulty of getting letters back home to the States, indicating that this particular missive is being sent along with a whale ship. He likewise laments the trial of not knowing when they might be returning home again and the authority of commanding officers to keep the crew at sea for an indeterminate length of time. He writes, in part: "In the meantime, we are serious afraid that our worst anticipations will be realized, and that we are not to reach home will this time next year, if as early.... Comr. Dallas, it would appear, means to detain us on the coast till Sept. or Oct., thus delaying our arrival in the United States till mid-summer of '45, should the ship continue to float so long; for the rigging is now so rotten that it would not be safe to be caught in a gale with it. A radical error in our service is that Commodores have too much power and are nearly irresponsible, and the more so the farther they are from home. If they send a ship home in two years and a half (as was the case with the Constitution, Yorktown, and Dale) the Department will approve of it. If they keep a ship out for three and a half or four years (as the St. Louis & Cyane) the Department will approve of it."

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit Original cloth

      London, 1844. First UK edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Charles Dickens - The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit - 1844 - Original cloth& Chapman and Hall& First Edition& & & & Binding& & The spine has been rebacked and assumed new endpapers (both done 50+ years ago i would guess)& Endpapers have aged in that time and are not noticably "new". & The boards have some stains and marks but remain relatively good, even still maintaining a sheen to them.& Board edges are worn and in some places through to the board , corners are also worn.& Most of the spine is there , with some loss at top & bottom and a section at the bottom front , some bubbling to the original cloth and& "London 1844" still just visable at base of spine.& & Pagination& & All correct according to "Smith, Walter E - Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth" & Apart from one missing plate "mr pecksniff on his mission" pg 235 & & Text Block& & Relatively clean with some marks and foxing.& All points of issue present according to "Smith, Walter E - Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth" & & RE: FIRST ISSUE POINT& Issue points are often given by sellers about the position of the "£" on the signpost , where infact the 3 different plates were used at the same time with no precedent.& Source = "Smith, Walter E - Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth"&

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        CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, AND THE ADJOINING COUNTRIES, From the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II. to the Coronation of Henry IV. Translated from the French editions, with variations and additions from many celebrated Mss. by Thomas Johnes. To which are prefixed, A Life of the Author, An Essay on His Works, and A Criticism of His History; [with,] ILLUMINATED ILLUSTRATIONS OF FROISSART. Selected From the MS. in the Bibliotheque Royale, Paris, and From Other Sources [with] ILLUMINATED ILLUSTRATIONS OF FROISSART. Selected From the MS. in the British Museum

      London: William Smith, 1844. 4 volumes. A wonderful set including the first editions of the plate volumes. With a colour frontispiece and illuminated title-page to volume one and with a great profusion of fine illustrations from old wood-cuts throughout the text, the plate volumes with fine illuminated titlepages to each volume and a total of 72 magnificent colourplates, the plates are chromolithographs with beautiful hand-colouring and most are burnished with gold. Each page with descriptive text accompaning by by H.N. Humphreys. Large 8vo, full contemporary light brown calf, the spines with multi-gilt ruled and decorated raised bands, two compartments with red morocco labels lettered and ruled in gilt, all covers with double-gilt ruled borders and stippled edges and blind tooled turn-ins, endpapers and page-edges handsomely marbled. The plate volumes in three quarter contemporary brown morocco, gilt decorated. xlvii, 768; xiv, 733; the plate volumes each with 36 plates, each plate with an accompanying leaf of explanatory text and with a two page introduction to each volume. A fine, unusually handsome and clean set, the plate volumes also in excellent condition, with a small spot of expert and unobtrusive restoration to the foot of one volume. THE MOST IMPORTANT 19TH CENTURY TRANSLATION OF THE GREAT RENAISSANCE HISTORY. The set includes a beautiful collection of hand-coloured chromolithographic plates reproduced from two of the greatest of known illuminated manuscripts of Froissart’s CRONYCLES OF ENGLANDE, FRAUNCE, SPAYNE, PORTYNGALE, SCOTLANDE, BRETAYNE, FLAU[N]DERS: AND OTHER PLACES ADIOYNYNGE. The first collection is from a manuscript of the First and Second book of Froissart in the British Museum. The manuscript came to the Museum from the Harleian Collection and appears to be the work of a Flemish artist, probably residing in Paris, and is believed to have been executed between 1460 and 1480. The second collection is primarily from a magnificent manuscript of all four books at the Bibliotheque du Roi in Paris. This great work was one of the books executed for Louis of Bruges and was probably completed by 1470. Together these volumes give us outstandingly well reproduced images from a time not long after that of Froissart himself. In these images we see the Middle Ages come to life in costume and finery---people at their tournaments or displaying their skills at horsemanship and at arms, the mechanisms of warfare and the ships which were sailed. All produced as near to the originals in the manuscripts as the technology of the time allowed, with no attempt at alteration or correction in the hope of bringing the full spirit of the Gothic artists to a wider audience. "Froissart might be called the great interviewer of the Middle Ages. The newspaper correspondent of modern times has scarcely surpassed this medieval collector of intelligence. He traveled extensively in the various countries of Europe; he conversed with gentlemen of rank everywhere; and he had the remarkable knack of persuading those about him to divulge all he wanted to know. He learned the details of battles from both sides and from every point of view. He delighted in the minutest affairs of every cavalry skirmish, of the capture of every castle, and of every brave action and gallant deed. He lived from 1337 to about 1410, and wrote chiefly of contemporaneous events. The "Chronicles" are universally considered as the most vivid and faithful picture we have of events in the fourteenth century.... As a picture of the most favorable side of chivalry, the work has no equal" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 334-5). Johnes's translation was the standard for most of the nineteenth century, preferred to Lord Berners’ of 1525 (the first English translation of the text) for its modernity in diction and style and extensive additions and corrections.

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      London: Chapman and Hall, 1844. First edition, first issue, with "100£" on the signpost in the engraved frontispiece. With frontispiece and 39 engravings after illustrations by 'Phiz'. 8vo, handsomely bound in fine 3/4 antique morocco over cloth boards, the spines with raised bands gilt ruled, lettered in gilt in two compartments bordered in blind, a.e.g., fine marbled endleaves. xiv, errata, 624. A very handsome and appealing copy in an unusually fine state of preservation. A few plates with the typical aging, but a copy generally free of the inevitable toning associated with the engravings in copies of Dickens’ first edition novels. FINE AND SCARCE FIRST EDITION. Some critics have stated that this novel is Dickens at his best, with the character Pecksniff being one of Dicken's most brilliant contributions to English literature. Critics generally agree that while MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT is somewhat roughly put together in its artistic structure, it more than makes up for it in its brilliant character development and descriptive prose that reveal Dickens’ talents at their finest. “In [the book] he displays the fulness of his preservative power, the ripeness of his humour, the richest flow of his satiric vivacity, and the culmination of his melodramatic vigour.” Some declare that the character of Pecksniff to be one of Dickens' most brilliant contributions to English literature; Gissing calls him and Mrs. Gamp “masterpieces of genius in its happiest mood.”

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      New York:: Published by Harper & Brothers,. 1844.. 8vo, signed in 4s. 9-1/8" x 5-3/4". 2nd US edition (Edgar & Vail, p. 22; Gimbel A74; Wilkins, p.24). Association copy. This book edition not in the VanderPoel catalogue. [8], 312 pp. Advert leaf precedes t.p. Text double column).. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine.. Gilt bright. Square & tight. Usual light foxing. Period pos of "P. J A Harper" [from the Harper firm] to the ffep. A superior VG+ - NF. copy, with a nice provenance.. Chuzzlewit with 14 inserted plates after Phiz.

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. FIRST EDITION, MIXED ISSUE. Additional engraved title reads L100 (second issue), and 10 line errata (first issue), Illustrated by Phiz, with frontispiece, additional pictorial title and 38 other engraved plates, mild spotting/toning to edges of plates, with the half-title. Bound in fine early 1/2 red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, marbled edges, hinges fine, overall VERY GOOD.

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        Sammlung von Parodien, besonders geeignet zur heitern Deklamation in gesellschaftlichen Zirkeln. Sämmtlichen Parodien steht der Originaltext zur Seite.

      Wien, Franz Wimmer's Buchhandlung, 1844. - Späterer Halbleinenband mit Marmorpapierbezug. 8vo. Unter eigenem Titel 1844 herausgegebene Parodiensammlung, die alle vierzehn separat zwischen 1836 und 1844 bei Franz Wimmer erschienenen Parodienhefte vereinigt. Die Hefte sind einzeln paginiert und auf unterschiedlichem Papier gedruckt. Folgende Parodien sind enthalten: Der Zwetschkenkrampus (über Goethes "Erlkönig"), (7) SS. Der Kampf mit der Obstlerin (über Schillers "Der Kampf mit dem Drachen"), 31, (1) SS. Das Schnupftuch (über Schillers "Der Handschuh"), 11 (1) SS. Der Hausknecht und die Wäscherin (Über Bürgers "Lenardo und Blandine"), 29, (1). Der Schuster und sein Hausherr (über Schillers "Bürgschaft"), 15, (1) SS. Das Abentheuer im Zögerlkeller (Über Schillers "Taucher"), 15, (1) SS. Die Fahrt nach der Brigittenau (über Bürgers "Leonore"), 25, (3) SS. Der Kunstreiter und sein Pferd (über Bürgers "Prinzessin Europa"), 31, (1) SS. Die Linzer-Nanni und der schöni Pepi (über Bürgers "Bruder Graurock und die Pilgerin"), 15, (1) SS. Die Entführung auf dem Zeiselwagen (über Bürgers "Karl von Eichenhorst"), 29, (3) SS. Die blonde Sepherl und die schwarze Bärberl, (über Bürgers "Der wilde Jäger"), 23, (1) SS. Das kleine Hexchen und die modernen Walzer (über Bürgers "Raubgraf"), 27, (1) SS. Das tägliche Spectakel (über Zedlitz' "Die nächtliche Heerschau"), 9 SS. Meister Rothkopf (über Stollbergs "Die Büßende"), 23, (1) SS. - Teils leicht braunfleckig.

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        Travels in the Californias, and Scenes in the Pacific Ocean

      New York: Published by Saxton & Miles, 1844. Octavo. (8 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches). 416pp. Full-page woodcut frontispiece portrait of an Indian, folding map. Original publisher's blindstamped blue cloth, spine tooled in blind and lettered in gilt. Housed in a blue morocco backed box. The scarce first edition of this important work by the overland pioneer who traveled to Oregon in 1839, thence to California by way of Hawaii in 1840: an important and rare Zamorano 80 title. Farnham's book is a kind of sequel to his Travels in the Great Western Prairies (1841), and provides much historical information concerning the settlement of California and Oregon. It contains descriptions of California flora and fauna, California's political organization and inhabitants, etc., as well as an account of a voyage to Hawaii. About seventy pages are devoted to Farnham's stay at Monterey, Santa Barbara, and San Blas. Much of what Farnham wrote was based on his firsthand experiences, and while he was quite condemnatory of the habits of the Californians, he was effusive in his description of the promise of California and in his enthusiasm for its potential, should it be populated by industrious settlers Farnham also drew on the writings of Oregon promoter Hall Kelley, as well as Dr. John Lyman and the botanist, David Douglas. The map is copyrighted 1845, and shows California from the Oregon border south to the tip of Baja, including "Farnham's route" from Lake Timpanigos to the San Joaquin River, and Lyman's route from Santa Fe to California. A classic account. Barrett 829; Cowan p.203; Edwards pp.80-81; Forbes 1464; Graff 1293; Howes F49, "b."; Kurutz 233; Sabin 23871; Streeter Sale 2500. Wagner-Camp 107:1; Wheat Mapping the Trans-Mississippi West 494; Zamorano 80, 36.

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        Der Streit der Kritik mit Kirche und Staat

      Bern, Jenni 1844.. 287 S. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Rü., restaur. Kanten berieb. Innendeckel gestemp. Leischmatten am Vors. EA. Ziegenfuß I, 85; Stammhammer I, 22 - Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser radikalen Schrift, die in Preußen konfisziert wurde und für die der linkshegelianische Autor zu 4 Jahren Festungshaft verurteilt wurde. Karl Marx machte sich in Berlin durch den "Doktorclub" dem Bruno und Edgar Bauer angehörten, mit der Hegelschen Philosophie bekannt.

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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 near fine original publisher's blue straight grain embossed cloth, clean, fresh and sharp with no fading and only very minor edgewear. A smart and handsome, unsophisticated copy. Internally clean, glazed endpapers, ink ownership to front flyleaf, with remarkably little foxing to the plates when compared to other copies we've seen. 100£ sign on title page in correct configuration. London 1844 printed in gilt at base of spine and with a 14 line errata present. Quite simply a lovely 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: Chapman and Hall 1844 - First edition. Publisher’s light blue vertically-ribbed blind stamped cloth, titles in gilt to the spine, without 'London 1844' at the base. Engraved title page and 39 steel engraved plates by H. K. Browne, the title page in the apparent earliest state (100£) and the text with the internal flaws called for in Smith. With the 14 line errata leaf. A GOOD copy, the cloth is quite bright but frayed and a little torn at the extremities with a small piece at the top of the spine nearly detached. The contents are in excellent condition, the plates are a little darkened but without the heavy foxing usually seen. The text pages remain clean and bright, the title page and front pastedown with a previous owner’s ink name to the top edge. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Rear hinge cracked but holding. All in all decent copy, entirely without repair or restoration. (Smith, Walter E.: Charles Dickens In The Original Cloth. 7). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Christmas Carol in Prose.

      1844 - Illustrated with four hand-coloured, lithographed plates by P.S. Duval after John Leech. First American Edition. 8vo. Original gilt-stamped cream cloth. Philadelphia, Carey & Hart.

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D

      London: John Murray,, 1844. Including a journal of his tour to the hebrides by James Boswell, Esq. In ten volumes. 10 volumes, small octavo (165 × 105 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, crimson and black morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. With numerous engravings. Bookplate to front pastedown, some mild foxing and staining to a few leaves, New edition. A handsomely bound set of Boswell's works.

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        Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest with Anecdotes of Their Courts (12 Volumes)

      London, England: Henry Colburn. Half Bound. 12mo - 19 x 12 cm.; Half bound in polished green leather with a delicate tooling on the leather edges. Heavily gilded 6 panel spines with raised bands. Panels 2 and 3 are dyed red with title and volume number on them. Marbled paper on boards with same paper used for end papers. All text block edges are marbled with same pattern and then polished. Volumes I through VI are dated 1844, Volume VII & VIII are dated 1845, Volume IX dated 1846, Volume X and XI are dated 1847 and Volume XII is dated 1848. Volume I contains the preface to the first, second and third editions. Previous owner's inscription on first preliminary of Volume I and dated Christmas, 1871. Marbled board papers are scuffed with wear on the board edges associated with shelf wear. Foxing present on preliminaries, engravings and title pages plus recto of back free end papers and last blank page for all volumes. Mild in most, moderate in a few. Good presentation. Digital images upon request of any aspect. .

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        An Alphabet of Quadrupeds

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

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        The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington,

      London: John Murray, , 1844-7. during his Various Campaigns in India, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, and France. Compiled from Official and other Authentic Documents … 8 volumes, octavo (236 × 142 mm). Modern red half hard-grained morocco on matching buckram boards. Portrait frontispiece to volume I. Frontispiece somewhat foxed as usual, light browning, else a sound and very good set. An Enlarged Edition, in Eight Volumes", much preferred to previous editions and genuinely uncommon. A great deal of extra material has been added to the coverage of both the Wars in India and Europe, "extracts from the Instructions for the movements of the Army, and from the General Orders, circulated by the Quarter Master General and Adjutant General, in the Peninsula, France, and the Low Countries, have also been added to this edition", fully indexed.

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        Scenes, Incidents and Adventures in the Pacific Ocean... During the Cruise of the Clipper Margaret Oakley, Under Capt. Benjamin Morrell

      NY., 1844.. b/w plates and ills. “Clearing up the mystery which has heretofore surrounded this famous expedition, and containing a full account of the exploration of the Bidera, Papua, Banda, Mindoro, Sooloo, and China Seas, the manners and customs of the inhabitants...” Jacobs left the ship in Singapore and returned home to write this book which is, according to Hill, “apart from the vivid accounts of the islands and ports visited, an early and clear declaration of what was soon to become the U.S. policy of Manifest Destiny”—Hill 876. And Morrell, of course was a character in his own right. Ferguson 3844. Howes J-38. Smith J.6. Scattered foxing, light water stain, but still a Good-VG copy. The large folding view of Canton is loose but present, with an old closed tear along one fold and no loss.

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        The Life and Adventures of MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT

      1844. With Illustrations by Phiz. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1844. Original blind-stamped dark brown cloth with spine lettering and vignette in gilt. Very early American edition in book form, barely preceded by J. Winchester's undated production. Lea & Blanchard issued MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT in twenty parts, followed by this one-volume edi­tion. Mr. Lea himself later recalled that his firm~authorized our London agent to pay for MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT double the price that had been paid for BARNABY RUDGE and THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, but Mr. Dickens refused to supply the advance sheets or to permit his pub­lishers to do so. We were therefore obliged to print that work, DAVID COPPERFIELD and DOMBEY & SON without an arrangement with him. [Wilkins]~Harper of New York issued the tale in seven serial parts, followed by a book edition (at about the same time as Lea & Blanchard's), and J. Winchester ran it in supplements to his monthly "The New World" magazine -- after which he was first on the street with his far-simpler (no plates) production.~This copy is from the first impression (with pages 9-12 and with only one set of pages 25-32). Included are the twelve Phiz plates engraved by Yeager for Lea & Blanchard.~This copy is still in the original cloth (with pictorial gilt vignette on the spine), and is in near-fine condition -- minor rubbing at the extremities, offsetting from the plates onto the opposing leaf of text (but not vice-versa). Rather uncommon in such desirable condition. Podeschi (Yale) A76; Wilkins pp 24-25.

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        Denkmahle des Mittelalters. St. Gallen's altteutsche Sprachschätze. Herausgeber von Heinrich Hattemer

      St. Gallen, Scheitlin 1844 -1849. 26 cm. 3 Bände; 8, 431, (1); (4), 542; 618 Seiten mit 9 lithografierten Tafeln. Grüne Festeinband, Halbledereinband-Bände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - Goed. I, 26 - ADB XI, 24 - Erstausgabe von Hattemers Hauptwerk. Die Ausarbeitung des von Jakob Grimm angeregte Glossars wurde durch seinen frühen Tod verhindert (ADB). Enthält und a.: Kero's Benediktiner-Regel; Ratpert's Lobgesang auf den Heiligen Gallus; Notker's des Teutschen Werke; des Boethius Tröstungen der Philosophie. "Hattemer's Verdienst besteht in der Vollständigkeit und in der diplomatischen Genauigkeit seiner Ausgabe, bei Boethius auch in der Beifügung des lateinischen Textes in der Form, die der Übersetzung zu Grunde lag" (ADB). Schönes, dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar, Kanten stellenweise Schabspuren, stellenweise geringfügig stockfleckig -

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        The pictorial history of Palestine and the Holy Land : including a complete history of the Jews - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      London : C. Knight, 1844. 1st Edition. Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: v. 1. Biblical history -- v. 2. Biblical history, continued. Natural history and geography. Subject: Jews - History - To 70 A.D. Palestine - Description and travel. text in double colums. Copiously illustrated throughout. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the titles blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Forord. Morskabslaesning for enkelte staender efter tid og leilighed

      Faaes hos universitetsboghandler C.A. Reitzel Trykt i Bianco Lunos Bogtrykkeri Kjobenhavn [i.e., Copenhagen]: Faaes hos universitetsboghandler C.A. Reitzel, Trykt i Bianco Lunos Bogtrykkeri, 1844. Handsome 19th-century half mottled brown calf, spine very prettily gilt extra; black textured–paper sides. Without the original plain blue wrappers. Very light foxing with other mild discoloration in some margins; a nice copy.. 12mo (17.5 cm; 6.75"). 110 pp., [1] f. Kierkegaard published Forord (i.e., Preface) on the same day as Begrebet angest en simpel psychologisk-paapegende overveielse i retning af det dogmatiske problem om arvesynden (The Concept of Anxiety) and yes, they are related and intertwined. => The fictional author Notabene seems capable of writing only prefaces and explains why they are important, criticizing those who skip over them. How this work intersects with the other is that both concern mediation. As one anonymous writer notes, Notabene "is mediated by his wife as well as his reviewer"; the fictional author of The Concept of Anxiety, Haufniensis, is against his knowledge of sin being mediated by Adam.Interesting explorations of mediation are presented by both "authors" and the topic is of course explored again in later works.

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        Lettre autographe signée ("Juliette").

      S. l., vendredi matin 24 mai [1844]. - 4 pages in-8. À Victor Hugo. Belle lettre d'une amoureuse délaissée. Elle est "confuse, triste, vexée, enragée", et elle se donne des coups de poings "à indiscrétion": "Je ne te vois plus, mon Toto, je ne t'occupe pas mais je ne te vois plus. Il est clair, cependant, que ce ne peut pas toujours être ton travail qui te retienne avec cette régularité ce sont bien plutôt les visites que tu fais et que tu reçois qui en sont la cause. Autrefois tu donnais moins de temps aux devoirs du monde et tu en donnais davantage à l'amour. Tu travaillais autant, si non plus, et j'étais plus heureuse. L'hiver je peux passer les nuits entières en veillant l'été je ne le peux pas; dès qu'arrive une heure du matin mes yeux se ferment malgré moi. Comment faire alors pour te voir puisque tu ne viens guère qu'à ce moment-là? Je ne me coucherai pas, je tiendrai mes croisées ouvertes et je prendrai du café pour m'empêcher de dormir. De cette façon, je pourrai au moins profiter des quelques minutes que tu peux me donner. Je commencerai ce régime ce soir [.]".

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        The Medals Of Creation Or, First Lessons In Geology, And The Study Of Organic Remains. 2 vols complete 1st

      Henry Bohn 1844. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. First edition Bohn 1844 2 volumes in the original red pictorial cloth. This set ex Guille-Alles Library Guernsey with contemporary stickers to upper covers, spines and pastedowns, withdrawn stamp to verso of end blanks and verso of titles. & Collates complete :Vol 1. blank; half-title; col frontis; title; v-xxvii {including 4 plates 2 of them coloured}; pp456;p4 ads; blank. A few of the early leaves loose or becoming loose (incl plates)& vol 2 blank; col frontis; title; iii-vii; pp457-1016; blank, includes a folding litho in b/w at p 815.& Lower cover of vol 2 detached. All other hinges cracked. vol 1 chipped to head of spine, some rubbing and wear to extremities.& In total 6 full page plates 4 of them colour plus a further folding litho.& Occasional foxing to first and last leaves.& Rare set in First Edition in original cloth.&

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        Oeuvres de j. delille tome deuxième avec les notes de delille, choiseul-gouffier, parseval-grandmaison

      Lefèvre, 1844. in12 Cartonné

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        Plate XLIX Douglass' Spermophile The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J., 1844. Imperial Folio Edition Near Fine with rich original hand-coloring. A Fine original hand-colored lithographed plate, archivally matted and accompanied by original text. First Royal Octavo Edition. (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American naturalist painters: John James, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited America landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon's home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon's prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless contribution to both American Culture and the Art of American Wildlife Painting. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last have a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000) & Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA, ILAB& Rare Prints & Books from The Age of Discovery: 16th-19th Centuries& Post Office Box 376 Clinton, WA 98236 USA& Shop location: 101 Anthes. Langley, WA on Whidbey Island& (360) 221-0477

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      Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. 1844 . Map dimensions 35 x 64.5 cm, overall dimensions 40 x 65 cm. Folding map of Central London showing the extents from Holloway down to Battersea New Town and Bow Creek across to Earls Court. Vignette views of the Tower from London Bridge and London from Holloway to the upper left corner adjacent to title. Original colour to the parks and bodies of water, the boundary of the City of London marked out in red. Along the lower edge a comparative chart of the heights of the principal buildings. The whole dissected into 10 sections and mounted on linen, folds into original black cloth slipcase with gilt lettered dark red morocco label to upper board. Trivial wear to extremities of the case, the map paper ever so slightly toned, a particularly nice example. No printed date on the map itself, the date above taken from the gilt lettered label on the case.

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        Commemorative Medallion for Admiral Dumont-D'Urville

      France,: Oudine, 1844.. Bronze medal, 69 mm., extremely fine. A particularly attractive copy of this medal struck to commemorate the tragic death of Dumont D'Urville. As the lengthy caption on the medal explains, having survived two circumnavigations of the globe, the great explorer was killed in a railway accident between Bellevue and Meudon on 8 May 1842.The imposing memorial represented on this medal is in the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris.Marquess of Milford Haven, British and Foreign Naval Medals, London 1919-1928.

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      Cambridge, Mass: John Owen, 1844. First Edition. A couple minor rubs, one to a tip, and the other to top of spine, otherwise a very nice, display-worthy copy.. First Edition. Inscribed "From/J.R. Lowell - Elmwood/ 1844" on the half-title page. True first edition of this 1844 book, basically his first general collection (preceded by some shorter or occasional publications). This is evidently the "small paper" issue noted in BAL 13045 (7 1/16"x4 3/4") but this copy has been trimmed just a bit smaller (to 6 1/2"x 4 3/8") to accomodate a lovely full-leather binding featuring raised bands, gilt spine lettering and decorative devices, gilt rules to front and back covers, plus ruled gilt leather overlap inside front and rear covers (on all three sides, 7/8" in all around). There are a few pages with minor vertical creasing, and some minor foxing here and there, but overall this is a beautiful little copy of what is arguably his earliest comprehensive collection over a long career, with a contemporary dated (generic) presentation. (The binding duly notes "Presentation copy").

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      London: Edward Moxon, 1844.. 12mo. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and marbled boards. Binding rather rubbed and edgeworn, otherwise a good copy, with Charles Dickens' lion bookplate and the Gadshill label at the front, and with the bookplate of John Gribbel at the back. Old bookseller's description tipped in front. The second edition, in which Procter took the opportunity "to strike out about forty of the poems (of inferior quality) contained in the old volume, and to introduce, in their stead, nearly seventy Poems, in rhyme, besides a considerable quantity of Dramatic verse" - "Preface to the Present Edition," dated "April 13th 1844." A presentation copy, inscribed on the title-page: "Charles Dickens / with the best Regards of / The Author." In THE DICKENS CIRCLE (New York, 1919, p. 169), J.W.T. Ley states: "We may take it as quite certain that Dickens came to know Procter through Forster. And from the first the novelist and the poet were on the best of terms. It was natural. Procter was a peculiarly lovable man, with a peculiar gentleness, 'childlike, without being childish, and an unfailing buoyancy of spirit.' Such a man could not but have a strong attraction for Dickens. From the beginning he loved the company of his friend, who, in the 'forties, was one of the innermost circle with Forster and Maclise and Ainsworth. Procter was one of the little company at the Greenwich dinner in 1842, and until he grew too old (he was twenty-five years older than Dickens) they had frequent social meetings. For HOUSEHOLD WORDS and ALL THE YEAR ROUND he wrote a great deal, and Dickens valued his contributions very highly indeed . . . As Procter grew old Dickens saw less and less of him, but the friendship remained as deep as ever, and in 1854 it was peculiarly sweetened by the discovery that the 'Miss Mary Berwick' who had contributed verses to HOUSEHOLD WORDS which had won Dickens's unstinted praise was really his old friend's daughter, Adelaide, whom he had known from her childhood."

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        A New Dictionary of the English Language Combining Explanation with Etymology and Illustrated by Quotations from the Best AuthoritiesIn Two Volumes

      London - WilliamPickering, 1844 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of English dictionaries, considered to be the most substantial lexicographical undertaking in England between that of Samuel Johnson and the O. E. D. In 1818 the opening portions of an English lexicon, by Richardson, appeared in the Encyclopdia Metropolitana In 1834 he issued the prospectus of a New English Dictionary, and the work itself was published by Pickering in parts between January 1835 and the spring of 1837. The dictionary is a republication of the lexicon, with improvements and additions. Richardson's principle was to rely on etymology. The Words - with those of the same family, in German, Dutch and Swedish, or in Italian, French and Spanish - are traced to their origin. The Explanations are deduced from the primitive meaning through the various usages. The Quotations are arranged chronologically from the earliest period to the beginning of the present century. Complete in two volumes, although lacking the original supplementary volume. Condition: In original calf bindings with gilt detailing to the spines. Externally, both volumes are sound, although with some rubbing to the spines and extremities. Very slight evidence of past worming to the spine of volume two. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound and bright, although with scattered instances of foxing. Overall: GOOD.

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      Paris: Chez Lefèvre,, 1844-5. 6 volumes, small octavo (155 × 95 mm). Finely bound in contemporary green morocco by J. Clarke, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, triple line gilt fillets to boards with cornerpieces, roll to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Bookplates to front pastedowns, some occasional light foxing, an excellent set. A handsomely bound collection in the original French from the Classiques Français series; Moliere is the fourth edition bound in four volumes, Corneille and Boileau bound in 1 volume. The binder John Clarke was "one of the best and most prolific London binders of the period" (Ramsden), who was binding from about 1820 to 1859. He joined in partnership with Francis Bedford in 1841 and they worked together until 1859, after which Bedford worked on his own. Nothing is recorded of Clarke after this date.

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      1844. With Illustrations by John Leech. Ninth Edition. London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. 2 pp undated ads. Recently bound in full red morocco, all edges gilt. "Ninth Edition," issued the year after (and with the same four hand-colored plates as) the first edition. A CHRISTMAS CAROL was initially published in December 1843, and was a huge and immediate success. The first three editions were dated 1843 (though a few copies of the first edition were dated 1844), the fourth through tenth editions were dated 1844, the eleventh and twelfth were dated 1845, and finally the thirteenth and fourteenth were dated 1855 and 1860 respectively. Technically these were all "impressions," not "editions," as they were all printed from the same original setting of type with the text comparatively unchanged; and since no copy of an "Eighth Edition" has ever turned up (it is assumed the publisher lost track and skipped a number), this "Ninth Edition" is actually the eighth impression of the first edition.~This copy is recently bound in full red morocco with the same front cover gilt vignette as appeared on the original cloth; the half-title and ad leaf were retained, and the original gilt page edges remain. (An example of the original front cover cloth is bound in at the end -- but it is red, not brown, so it could not have come from this specific copy, as the "Ninth Edition" was the last to be bound in brown.) Condition is just about fine. Now that fine copies of the first edition are priced from $40,000 to $50,000, many collectors instead seek attractive copies of these later editions. Gimbel A79 ("33rd copy"); Smith II No. 4, note 6.

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        A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas

      London, Chapman and Hall,, 1844. Small octavo. Recent red morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With colour illustrations by John Leech. Small ownership signature to top of title page, frontispiece and title page lightly marked otherwise a nice clean copy. Seventh Edition. A handsomely bound copy.

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        Simcoe's Military Journal. A History of the Operations of a Partisan Corps, Called The Queen's Rangers...During the War of the American Revolution

      New York: Bartlett & Welford , 1844. 1st. Hard Cover. Good. Missing front end papers, INTERNAL, TIGHT BINDING, MINOR FOXING OTHERWISE OVERALL very good.& ILLUSTRATED BY TEN ENGRAVED PLANS OF ACTIONS &C NOW FIRST PUBLISHED WITH A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR AND OTHER ADDITIONS.& MAPS INCLUDE:& 1) AFFAIR AT QUINTIN'S BRIDGE& 2) SURPRISE OF REBELS AT HANCOCK'S HOUSE& 3) AMBUSCADE OF THE INDIANS AT KINGSBRIDGE& 4) MARCH OF THE QUEENS RANGERS& 5)PLAN OF OYSTER BAY AS FORTIFIED BY THE QUEENS RANGERS& 6) SKIRMISH AT RICHMOND& 7) THE LANDING AT BURRELLS& 8) SKETCH OF THE SKIRMISTH AT PETERSBURG& 9) SKETCH OF THE ACTION AT OSBURNS& 10) ACTION AT SPENCERS ORDINARY, The book was originally printed at Exeter in 1787 by Simcoe for private distribution and copies are very rare. Simcoe came to America with the 35th Regiment in 1775, at the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. From 1777 to 1781, he commanded the loyalist regiment known as the Queen"s Rangers, which had been organized in 1776 by Col. Robert Rogers. Simcoe proved to be a very successful commander, and under his leadership, the Queen"s Rangers developed a high degree of efficiency and a reputation for distinguished and honourable conduct. This is his history of the regiment and its operations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, and Virginia. ".Simcoe brought [the regiment] up to strength, mainly by recruiting loyalist refugees and American deserters. Organized in 11 companies of 30 men each - one hussars, one grenadiers, and the rest light infantry - they served continuously for the duration of the war as reconnaissance and outpost troops: in the Pennsylvania campaign of 1778 and the subsequent retreat to New York, in Benedict Arnold"s raid on Richmond, Va., and in the Yorktown campaign. Their training gave little attention to formal drill, but insisted on physical fitness, rapid movement, bayonet fighting, and, most particularly, discipline in the field.[Simcoe] was invalided home just before the surrender of Yorktown in 1781. The war had been for him a great personal success: he had risen in army rank from lieutenant to lieutenant-colonel; in action he had been one of the two or three most consistently successful of British regimental commanders; and he had acquired a reputation as a tactical theorist, which was soon enhanced by the publication at Exeter in 1787 of his Journal of the operations of the Queen"s Rangers." (S.R.Mealing, DCB) Upon his appointment as the first lieutenant-governor of the newly created province of Upper Canada in 1791, Simcoe resurrected the Queen"s Rangers as an infantry corps, including many officers and men from the former unit, to accompany him and serve as a pioneering force.

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        Canada Porcupine [Pl. 36]

      New York: J.J. Audubon, 1844. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by J. T. Bowen of Philadelphia. 28 x 21 15/16 inches. "As long as our civilization lasts, America will be in debt to this genius." (Roger Tory Peterson). A fine image of a Canada Porcupine, from the greatest illustrated natural history work to be produced in America during the nineteenth century. The Canada Porcupine's range extends from eastern North America to Hudson's Bay to the Arctic Circle and Alaska. "We kept a living animal of the kind... in Charleston for six months. It was occasionally let out to enjoy the benefit of a promenade in the garden and became very gentle. When we called to it, it would turn its head slowly towards us and give us a mild and wistful look, then with stately steps advance and take the fruit from our hand. If it found the door to our study open it would march in and gently approach us, rubbing its sides against our legs, and look up as if supplicating for additional delicacie." (Quadrupeds, I, p.280) This very fine plate is from the folio edition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, produced entirely in the United States. The work was to be John James Audubon's last, and by 1846 he had to hand over the drawing of the final 50 or so plates to his sons. The final parts of this work of national importance were published after his death in 1851, but the images remain as a final fitting memorial to the greatest American wildlife artist who ever lived. The production of the Quadrupeds was begun by John James Audubon and his sons at about the same as the commercially-successful octavo edition of The Birds of America. Unlike the double-elephant folio, the Quadrupeds was produced entirely in the United States. William Reese notes that "By 1843 the Audubon family business was a well-oiled machine, involving John James, his two sons, Victor and John Woodhouse, and various in-laws and friends. The octavo Birds was still in production when J.T. Bowen began to produce the plates for the elephant folio edition of the Quadrupeds, the largest successful color plate book project of 19th-century America. It took the family five years to publish 150 plates in thirty parts. The massive project was a commercial success, thanks to the close management of Victor. There were about three hundred subscribers." (Stamped with a National Character pp.58-59) Cf. Bennett, p. 5; cf. Reese Stamped With A National Character 36; cf. Sabin 2367; cf. Wood, p. 209

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        Simcoe's Military Journal. A History of the Operations of a Partisan Corps, Called The Queen's Rangers...During the War of the American Revolution

      New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1844. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo. 22.5cm. Rebound in quarter speckled dark blue calf, raised black ruled bands, gilt decorations in the panels, crimson crushed morocco label, blue marbled boards.& Contemporary internal library stamps (no bleed through) otherwise a fine copy., illustrated with 10 folding maps.  A very nice copy of the first American edition. The first published edition of one of the legendary Revolutionary War books. In 1775, Simcoe arrived in America as a young British Army officer. In the fall of 1777 he was promoted to the rank of major and given command of the Queen's Rangers, an American Tory cavalry regiment. This book describes the actions in which the regiment was involved, first around Philadelphia in 1777 and 1778, until the withdrawal of Howe to New York; then around New York in Long Island, Westchester County and New Jersey until the end of 1780. On Dec. 11, 1780, the regiment embarked for Virginia as part of Benedict Arnold's campaign there, serving in all of the dramatic actions in Virginia throughout 1781, and finally ending up trapped at Yorktown with Cornwallis. Simcoe then returned to England where he wrote this book, privately printing it in an elaborate fashion, with ten folding maps illustrating different actions. That edition remains among the rarest examples of Revolutionary Americana (the last two copies sold brought more than $20,000). This scarce first published edition includes a memoir of Simcoe. Simcoe later went on to a distinguished parliamentary and military career, and is best known as the first governor of Upper Canada & Lande 749. TPL 562

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      St. Louis: Printed by Ustick & Davies, 1844.. v,[1],[5]-304,36pp. plus errata. Original black ribbed cloth, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down. Titlepage reinserted, lower blank margin a bit trimmed. Overall just about very good. In a half morocco box. Second edition, but the first edition to contain Westbrook's important appendix, which makes a large contribution to the history of the events which led to the Smiths' assassinations. Hunt felt the Mormons had slandered the citizens of Missouri by making charges against them in Mormon accounts of their difficulties in the state. Hunt casts a cold eye on the origins of THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Mormon Church, and the activities of the sect from its inception to their present state. The errata leaf cited by Howes and present in the Graff copy is also present in this copy, though lacking from others we have seen. HOWES H805, "b." MISSOURI IMPRINTS 408. GRAFF 2013. FLAKE 4142. WOODWARD 101.

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        Ireland, Scotland, and England

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1844. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. iv,248,(ii),100,(ii),202pp. 32pp. publisher catalogue. Three works bound in one, the last titled at its beginning, England and Wales". Original greenish-brown T-grain cloth blocked in blind on the boards and with gilt spine titles. coated endpapers. Hinges neatly and nearly invisibly mended, head and tail of the spine worn, light wear to the edges and corners, else a very good copy.

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