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        A View of the Town of Sheffield from the South East.

      Sheffield. Marples & Hibbert April 1st. 1844.. A large coloured lithograph by J.Harris after the painting by H.P. Parker drawing master of Wesley College Sheffield and an exhibitor in the Royal Academy. This attractive & popular view sometimes assumed to be by Ibbitt was reproduced in the seventies but in a slightly smaller size to avoid confusion with this, the 1844 original. A selection of his paintings including others with Sheffield connections can be seen on the BBC website.

      [Bookseller: John L Capes]
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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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      London. 1844-1848.. viii,139pp. printed in double columns, plus sixty lithographic plates. [with:] Miers, Edward J.: THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. EREBUS & TERROR...CRUSTACEA. London. 1874. [2],5,[1]pp. plus four lithographic plates. Quarto. Ichthyology volume unbound as issued, Crustacea volume stitched, both laid into original printed wrappers (the wrappers of Crustacea are those of an ornithology part). Spine of Ichthyology volume perished, light edge wear. Internally near fine. Housed together in a half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt. The 1839-42 expedition of the Erebus and Terror to the Antarctic under James Clark Ross was one of the first major Antarctic expeditions, and according to Hill, one of the most important of all Pacific voyages. These two publications form a part of the scientific and natural history component of the voyage, among the most important and desirable for any Antarctic collection. They bear a relation to Ross' own narrative similar to that of the zoology volume of Beechey's voyage to Beechey's narrative, also edited by the experienced high latitude zoologist, Sir John Richardson. John Clark Ross, commander of this expedition, was the nephew of Rear Admiral Sir John Ross, and one of the most experienced high latitude explorers produced by England. Beginning with Parry in 1819, he participated in most of the major British high Arctic expeditions over the next two decades. He was thus the natural choice to lead, and in April 1839 he was appointed commander of an expedition fitted out for magnetic and geographical discovery in the Antarctic, aboard the Erebus and Terror, which sailed from England in September 1839. The party crossed the Antarctic Circle on Jan. 1, 1841, and discovered a long range of high land which Ross named Victoria, a volcano which he named Mount Erebus, and a range of ice cliffs which to all appearances permanently barred the way to any closer approach to the pole. The expedition was also able to determine the South Magnetic Pole, and for this discovery Ross was awarded the gold medal of the Geographical Societies of London and Paris in 1842. The expedition penetrated as far south as 78° South, seven degrees farther than Cook and four degrees farther than Wendell, and provided the first detailed look at the coast of the Antarctic continent. They went on to visit Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cape of Good Hope before returning to England in 1842. The present volumes represent a portion of the scientific findings gleaned from this expedition dealing with marine life. They include all of the findings dealing with ichthyology and crustacea, making them complete in and of themselves. The text of the Ichthyology volume is by John Richardson and describes fish specimens gathered from Australia, New Zealand, Cape Horn, the Falklands, and "wherever an opportunity offered of drawing the seine or trawl, or dropping a hook." Richardson was Great Britain's leading authority on fishes and "this report is distinguished as one of the most important zoological studies from the classical era of Antarctic exploration" (Rosove). The sixty handsome black and white plates illustrate all manner of fish in beautiful detail, and include several rare specimens. The report on crustacea is contained in the concluding supplement to the section on birds. The plates were produced a number of years before the text, and therefore the nomenclatures are not in agreement. Because the entire work was produced over a thirty-year period by a variety of hands, complete sets are almost impossible to find. According to Sabin, the two complete volumes or reports, of which these are a part, were originally "published in twenty-four parts at ten shillings each, the first eighteen of which appeared in 1844-48, and the last six in 1874-75...Complete sets are rare, especially with all the plates colored." In fact, any parts of the natural history findings of the Ross Antarctic expedition are quite rare on the market. ANKER 185. ROSOVE ANTARCTIC 270-8, 270-9. HOCKEN, p.117. SPENCE, ANTARCTIC 971. NISSEN (ZOOLOGY) 3386. SABIN 71032. BM NATURAL HISTORY IV:1698. WOOD, pp.536-37.

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        Nuovissima guida dei viaggiatori in italia e nelle principali parti d' europa, cioe francia, belgio, olanda, turchia, svizzera spagna...con la descrizione delle loro citta principali ed altre notevoli indicazioni.

      Luigi Zucoli 1844 In 8°(cm. 21,5x 14); testo su due colonne, pagg. (16), XLI, 646.Elegante piena pelle coeva con dorso nocciola e titolo inciso in oro, fiori a secco e fregi dorati, piatti in marocchino rosso incisi a secco e filo in oro. Esemplare con firma autografa dell'autore a inchiostro bruno a pag. XLI entro fregio silografico. 16 tavv. f.t. in rame ripiegate. Si tratta della prima edizione di questa rara guida corredata delle belle carte geografiche, topografiche, e piante di città tutte ripiegate più volte.Suddivisa in 38 viaggi fatti in Italia ed Europa, questa nuova guida redatta dallo Zucoli, che fu anche l'editore, riporta ricchi dettagli sulle consuetudini di viaggio e consigli per arrivare nelle varie città, cosa visitare dove albergare o ristorarsi ma anche particolari curiosi (come i cavalli da attaccare alle vetture, movimenti delle messaggerie, monete in corso? uno spaccato di vita del modo di vivere e muoversi dell'uomo nell'800) nonchè poste e strade ferrate, ospedali percorsi marittimi?. ecc.Bell'esemplare, consuete lievissime fioriture, piccoli strappetti restaurati a qualche carta geografica.

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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

      David Bogue. 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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        Les annales de l'Opera ou Recueil des premieres danseuses. Lithographies a deux teintes par Desmaisons.

      Bulla et Delarue, Pais & Anaglyphic Company, London [1844]. Folio. 12 coloured litographs under protective tissue paper. Publisher's litographed boards. Endpapers professionally renewed. Spine and hinges renewed with reruse of the original back strip. Slight foxing to 3 plates; otherwise in fine condition.. Lovely full-figure portraits of the female dancers of the Paris Opera

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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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        Praktisches Handbuch für Juweliere, Gold- und Silberarbeiter.

      Enthaltend: eine ausführliche Beschreibung der physischen und chemischen Charaktere der edlen Metalle, so wie eine Menge wohl erprobter Recepte und technischer Verrichtungen, die noch nich allgemein bekannt sind, z. B. das Probieren der edlen Metalle auf die Feine, das Scheiden, das Feinmachen, das Gold und Silber aus dem Krätze zu gewinnen; ferner die Beschreibung und Anwendung der Pariser Glanzfarbe, der Vergoldung, Versilberung, Plattirung und Broncirung; eine gründliche Abhandlung über Perlen und Edelsteine, nebst Anleitung sie zu erkennen und zu schätzen. Mit mehreren nützlichen Tabellen und acht lithographirten Tafeln. Glogau, C. Flemming, 1844. 8:o. XII,145,(1) s. & VIII litograferade plr. Trevligt blått samtida hklbd med stänkta snitt. Ryggen obetydligt blekt. Bra inlaga med endast enstaka smärre lagerfläckar.. Sista opaginerade sidan med bokreklam

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Ansichten von Wiesbaden und seiner Umgegend.: In Stahlstichen nach Zeichnungen / Vues De Wiesbaden et De Ses Environs ; Views of Wiesbaden and Its Environs Engraved on Steel

      Carl Jugel 1844. n.d. [circa 1844] Litho title page in gold and green, and 17 steel engraving. All, except one of the engravings still has the original coloured paper tissue guards, but the plates are quite heavily foxed. In the original glazed paper printed boards, with cloth spine, the binding is shaken and loose, and the boards are rubbed. However, a scarce item. 103c

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster (also as Fosters' Booksho]
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        Nye Eventyr.

      4 samlinger (af 5) i 1 bind. C.A. Reitzels Forlag, København 1844-48. Første Samling (i 2. oplag) + Anden Samling + Andet Bind, Første & Anden Samling (Første bind, Tredie Samling mangler). (4)+47+(2)+68 + (4)+72+60 sider. Med titelblade, indholdsfortegnelser og dedikationsblade. Smudstitelblad til hhv. Føste Samling og Andet bind, Anden Samling. Samtidigt halvlæderbind med rygforgyldning. Lidt gulplettet. Gl. navn på forsatsbladet og på smudstitelbladet i 1. samling samt på titelbladet til Anden Samling.. BFN 428 & 529. Med førstetryk af en række af Andersens væsentligste eventyr. Indholdet blev udsendt i 5 hæfter, det første i 1843. ** Efter at have lanceret de første eventyr "fortalte for Børn" i 1835-38 fandt Andersen for alvor sin form i disse samlinger, som rummer hans hovedværker inden for eventyrene, såsom "Den grimme Ælling", "Nattergalen", "Skyggen" og "Sneedronningen"

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        Afbildninger af Planter efter Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. (+) Afbildninger af Dyr efter Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. 2 Bd.

      Kjøbenhavn, Gyldendalske Boghandling, Trykt hos Bianco Luno, 1844. Lex8vo. Samtidigt hldrbd., men rygfelter senere repareret med skind påsat. 2 tielblade, 2 registre, 111 kobberstukne plancher, hvoraf de 109 er i origonal håndkolorering. (47 botaniske tavler og 64 zoologiske). Nogle tekstsider og nogle plancher lettere brunplettet. To tekstblade til hver tavle. Forreste indre fals svag.. Eksemplaret adskiller sig fra den normale udgivelse derved: 1. den er opdelt i 2 bind, hvor planter og dyr er adskilte.- 2. eksemplaret har ikke Schouw som medforfatter. - 3. antallet af tavler er 111 mod 96 i normaludgaven. - 4. normaludgaven har kun et titelblad: Afbildninger af Dyr og Planter...Værket er ikke registreret hos Gosch (under zoologen Eschricht), hos Carl Christensen ( i Den Danske Botaniks Historie) er kun nævnt normaludgaven med 96 plancher. Kun normaludgaven med begge forfattere optræder i Dansk Bogfortegnelse. - Dette varianteksemplar ikke i KB, Rex

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        Art De Construire Et De Gouverner Les Serres

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

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        Ny Smålands beskrifning inskränkt till Wexiö stift.

      I-III. Växjö, J. P. Lönnegren respektive Lund, Berlingska boktryckeriet, 1844-46. 8:o. IX,(1 blank),596,(1) + XV,(1),597-979 + (2),412,(2),I-II s. + (RYDÉN, A. J.) Bihang till Ny Smålands beskrifning af P. Wieselgren. Jönköping, J. Sandwall, 1847. 8:o. III-VI,(1,1 blank),172 s. Två samtida lätt nötta hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar. Grönstänkta snitt. De ngt småfläckiga tryckta omslagen medbundna. Några blad i inlagan med mindre fläckar. Ett fåtal förbockningar i blyerts i marginalen och en en obetydlig lagning i marginalen på det avslutande bladet i del I. Reva i inre marginalen i slutet av andra delen. Bihanget i ett separat oskuret och delvis ouppskuret häfte med gult tryckt omslag. Det obetydligt solkiga omslaget med en spricka i ryggen. Med L. F. Rääfs exlibris.. Setterwall 5914. Cappelin Anteckningar till en småländsk bibliografi s. 114. Krok 1. Del I av "Ny Smålands beskrifning" rör de gamla virdarna och landskapets olika fornminnen och del II beskriver Växjö och de omgivande häradena. Bihanget innehåller "Bidrag till Smålands naturbeskrifning" och "Bidrag till småländska regementernas historia". Enligt förordet till detta bihang återfanns bland medarbetarna bl.a. J. E. Lagergren, J. Pontén, S. Rudebeck och W. Rappe. Peter Wieselgren (1800-77) är idag kanske mest känd som nykterhetsförespråkare, men han gjorde även betydande insatser som levnadstecknare, litteraturhistoriker, topograf och översättare. Under sin tid som universitetsbibliotekarie vid Lunds universitet i slutet av 1830-talet lärde han känna L. F. Rääf

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        Arthur O'Leary: His Wanderings and Ponderings in Many Lands. Vol. I-III.

      Edited by his friend, Harry Lorrequer. Illustrated with ten plates by George Cruichank. London, Henry Colburn, 1844. Contemporary full, light brown calf, top edges gilt, else uncut; with interior gilt border and gold filets to boards, spine gilt and very slightly faded. 290 + 320 + 328 pages. Corners very slightly bumbed.. Published anonymously

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        Map of the Colony of New Zealand; From Official Documents

      J. Arrowsmith London:: J. Arrowsmith,. 1844.. London, Pubd. 2nd Jan 1844 by John Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square.From the 1844 edition of "The London Atlas".Inset in the lower right corner of the world on Mercator projection. Orig. outline & wash color, six areas marked in red including Auckland, New Plymouth, Petre (R. Wanganui), Wellingtonm, Palmerston North and Nelson. The South Island is largely unexplored. In his usual way, the explored areas are heavily annotated, all rivers & mountains known are charted, and any information pertinent to exploration or settlement are noted, ie, "extensive grass plains dotted with groves of pine trees", or "high craggy mountainous land topped with snow", to name a couple from the South Island.

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        Die Ichneumonen der Forstinsecten in forstlicher und entomologischer Beziehung (Volumes 1, 2, 3)

      Berlin: Nicolai'schen Buchhandlung. Fair. 1844/1848/1852. Hardcover. 4to - 29 x 23 cm.; This is the complete three volume set of the German entomologist and forester, Ratzeburg (1801-1871). Ein Anhang zur Abbildung und Beschreibung der Forstinsecten. Volume 1: 224 pp. Two fold-out charts, four plates (Mit 4 in Stahl gestochenen Tafeln). Volume 2 (Zweiter Band, enthaltend die funfte, sechste und siebente Centurie gezogener Ichneumonen): 238 pp., four fold-out charts, three plates (Mit e Kupfertafeln, mehreren Tabellen und Holzschnitten). Volume 3 (Dritter Band, abschliefsend mit der achten, neunten und zehnten Centurie): 272 pp., three fold-out charts (Mit vielen xylographisch en und chalcographischen Abbildungen). Each volume bears the names of two former owners; one are book plates with the name "Dr. E. Enslin", the other is that of "Clemens Muller, Dresden" blind-stamped into title pages. Green paper-covered boards with black lettering framed by an ornate border design on front; the design is repeated on the back and spine with a title on the spine. Boards are soiled with some light water stains, worn through and dented on edges and corners especially on Vol. 3 whose spine joints and hinges are quite worn and loose though the boards are still attached, the backstrip is also partly detached at the top; Vol. 1 is heavily foxed, foxing mainly on margins in other volumes; bit of pencilled marginalia. .

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

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

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        Historia Maior: Juxta Exemplar Londinense 1571, verbatim recusa. Et cum Rogeri Wendoveri, Willielmi Rishangeri, authorisque Maiori Minorique Historiis Chronicisque MSS, In Bibliotheca Regia, Collegii Corporis Christi Cantabridgiae, Cottoniaque, fidelitèr

      Paris: Guillielmi Pele, 1844.. Folio Matthew Paris became a monk of St. Albans in 1217, and succeeded Roger Wendover as historiographer of that abbey in 1236. He drew his information from many documentary sources including papal bulls and royal letters and from conversations with eye-witnesses of the events narrated. (...) His style is graphic; his view is broad; and his opinions are expressed with fervour. He condemns what he regarded as abuses of the court and church; he rebukes pope, king, nobles, and clergy, when he deems them worthy of blame. Matthew was a man of many interests and attainments'. (E. Graves. A bibliography of English history to 1485. Oxford, 1975). Rebound in dark brown morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spine (probably 19th century). Ex Worth Abbey Library with label onpastedown and accession number at foot of title page.The half title has been underlined in ink and on the reverse is an early note neatly written in Latin about some mispagination but the text is continuous. Engraved headers and footers and decorated initial letters. 2 blanks, half title, title page, Preface and Preface to 1571 edition, pp6;; Protestantium Testimonia pp6; ; Pontificiorum Testimonia, pp4; Notae pp 2; In Maiorem Historiam.... pp 680; Adversaria sive Variantes pp4; Variantes Lectiones pp59; In Historiam pp 8; Index Rerum pp 444; Index Comitum pp 3; Index Archiepisoporum pp 4; Index Cognomiumum pp4; Vitae Duorum Offarum, title page, In Vitas Regum Abbatumque pp3; In Vitas Regm Offarum pp4; Duorum Offarum pp 3; Incipit Historia de Offa... 215; Index Rerum pp 9, 2 blanks. The volume measures 10" X14.5" X 3.5" and the binding is firm. Contents are browned and it lacks the frontis portrait. Heavy book which will require extra shipping. THIS LINK will show further images:

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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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      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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        Benjamin's New Map of the Hudson River

      N. TuttleTroy, NY:: N. Tuttle,. 1844.. A advertising piece for the pair of Hudson River steamboats, the Troy and the Empire, both of which were built in "Williamsburgh, Long Island" for the Troy Steam-Boat Company in 1839 & 1840. Connections to the Troy and Schenectady & Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad including mileage charts for Troy.The Hudson River is depicted from Lake George down to Staten Island, surround by a textual border describing the history of Troy, Albany, Athens, Catskill, Stony Point, Newburgh, West Point, Greenbush, Hudson City, Poughkeepsie, Breakneck Hill, Sing Sing, Tarrytown and the Palisades.30 1/2 x 12 5/8" with 4 contemporary folds. A little foxed with damage to lower fold with slt. loss of text, borders a bit ruffled. Decorative border.OCLC: 51894587.

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        MEMORIE STORICHE DI ARONA E DEL SUO CASTELLO. Raccolte ed illustrate.

      In-8 p. (mm. 210x138), mz. vitellino coevo, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, pp. XVI,224,(4). Monografia dedicata ad Arona e al suo castello (demolito nel 1800), ?unico testimonio parlante della di lei antichità e delle memorabili vicende in quello avvenute?, la cui presenza gia? era documentata nel 979. Rara "edizione originale". Cfr. Lozzi,I, p. 125: ?Non comune?. Molto ben conservato, con ex-libris.

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        Poll Book from Abraham Lincoln's Illinois campaign for Henry Clay

      Incomplete poll book for Marion County, Illinois for the November 1844. The election was held for the purpose of electing one president and vice president of the United States. Lincoln's name is among those listed as campaigning for Polk, nine are campaigning for Clay and four names listed for treasurer. Clay was nominated by the Whigs to run against James K. Polk, the Democratic candidate. Polk lost the vote of New York and the Electoral College due in part to national sentiment for Polk's program "54'40 or Fight" campaign which was to settle the Northern boundary of the United States with Canada, then under the control of the British Empire. Clay was also opposed to admitting Texas as a state because he felt it would reawaken the slavery issue and provoke Mexico to declare war. Polk took the opposite view and public sentiment was with him, especially in the southern states. He narrowly won the election. During the month of October 1844, Lincoln made political speeches in Vincennes, Washington, Rockport, Carter Township, Gentryville, Boonville, and Evansville. Unfortunately, none of his speeches were preserved and only one newspaper even reported on them. According to the Rockport Herald of November 1, 1844, "Mr. Lincoln of Springfield, Illinois, addressed a large and respectable audience at the court house on Wednesday evening last, upon Whig policy. His main argument was directed in pointing out the advantages of a Protective Tariff. He handled the subject in a manner that done honor to himself and the Whig cause. Other subjects were investigated in a like manner. His speech was plain, argumentative and of an hour's duration." Despite the fact that Henry Clay carried Spencer County by 90 votes, the State of Indiana went for James K. Polk in the election.

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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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        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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        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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        Map of Australia, Compiled from the Nautical Surveys, Made by Order of the Admiralty, And other Authentic Documents. By James Wyld. Geographer to the Queen. London. Published by James Wyld. Charing Cross East. 1844

      James WyldLondon:: James Wyld,. 1844.. Dissected map mounted on linen. With notes on Mitchell's, Sturt's and Hume's explorations. National Library Bib ID 209675, although not recorded in Tooley.The title refers to Wyld as "Geographer to the Queen", and the word "Queen" is a slightly different typeface; published from Charing Cross East, with 18 counties in NSW, which includes Queensland (Tooley lists 19 counties, but only 18 can be counted); 26 counties in Western Australia (called "New Holland"; Mount Hopeless added in South Australia, which is the only state with a border; inset of Van Diemens Land lower right, insert of the world lower left. There is an advertisement for numerous Wyld maps on the verso of one panel starting with Post Roads of Europe, the Overland Route Map to India, Canada, Map of the Oregon District, Afghanistan, the Panjaub and River Indus, etc, and ending with Traveling Maps and Guides of every description. Steel engraving with period outline color. 82 x 55.5 cm. Some light overall foxing, 1.5" closed tear in bottom of map, repaired at the time of mounting on linen in 1844. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        Autograph letter signed by Hudson Bay Company factor Donald Ross to the Chief Factor of the Company John Stuart, describing the season's trade and commenting on the Oregon boundary dispute

      "Norway House" [Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada]: 12 August 1844. 3pp, plus integral address leaf. Folded sheet. (Short separations at folds, hole from opening costing a few words). Strong content letter between Hudson Bay Company factors on the fur trade and the Oregon Question. Ross writes: "...Our furs, I am happy to see, sold well last winter, with the exception of Beaver, and the quantity sent home was by no means small, yet somehow or other, we cannot manage to make profit nowadays, tho' the trade was never carried on in this country with so little expense; there must be a peg loose somewhere, that is a clear case, but I shall not pretend to say where the leakage is. The trade of this Department for the last outfit is certainly very good ... and as we are now again to hunt beaver without restraint, I expect the current year will produce something even better than the last ... The Columbia too has given large return for the last outfit but its expenses, I fear, will swallow all up, and probably more; our affairs in that quarter, I expect are in a very critical state. The Americans are pouring across the mountains by thousands, and if the Oregon question be not speedily settled, some serious mischief will assuredly arise before long. These grasping Republicans it appears insist on the line of 49 to the sea; if they get that, it will be better to give them the whole, the rest will be of little value to England and will rather be a source of trouble and annoyance than of real benefit to the nation; they have no just claim whatever to any portion of the territory, but John Bull, good honest soul as he is, terrible when his anger is up, allows himself to be cheated and gulled by every body who can manage to blurry and tickle him into good humour. For my own part, I sincerely wish we were well rid of the whole concern, for I strongly fear we shall then suffer the heaviest blow that ever fell on the fur trade..." For much of the first half of the 19th century, Great Britain and the United States had jointly occupied the fur rich Oregon country (known as the Columbia District to the HBC), the northwest coast region west of the continental divide, north of the Columbia River to the 54th parallel. By 1844, however, with America's vision of manifest destiny in full swing, the U.S. laid claim to the region, launching the Fifty-four Forty or Fight campaign. Particularly debated was the area north of the Columbia but south of the 49th parallel (i.e. much of present day Washington State). Ross here argues that if that area were ceded, then the entire region to the 54th parallel might as well be foresaken. Two years later, the Oregon Treaty was signed, setting the boundary between the U.S. and Canada as the 49th parallel.

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        Die Schweiz. Handbüchlein für Reisende, nach eigener Anschauung und den besten Hülfsquellen bearbeitet

      Koblenz, Baedeker 1844.. Mit 1 farb. lithogr., mehrfach gefalt. Reisekarte. XXXI, 536 S. Brauner HLdr. d. Zt., mit reicher Rückenverg. Kl.-8°. 14,5 x 10 cm.

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        A Topographical Dictionary of England.. Ireland.. Scotland.. Wales.. (13 Vols Complete)

      London: Author, 1844 13 volumes in total, which includes 3 volumes of maps all bound uniformly in the original dark brown binding, some light wear and bumping to edges and corners, odd small mark, blind tooling to front & rear cover. Spine has title and tooling in gilt, edges bumped with a little wear generally. Internally very lightest of foxing to front & rear blanks. England-5th Edition. Ireland-2nd Edition. Scotland-1st Edition. Wales-3rd Edition. A very nice set of a title which is difficult to find in contemoporary bindings.

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        PRIDE And PREJUDICE. A Novel

      London:: H. G. Clarke and Co.,. 1844.. 16mo, in 8s. 5-3/16" x 3-1/2". 1st edition thus (Gilson E3). 2 volumes in 1 ([3] - 229, [1 (blank)]; [3] - 247, [11] pp). Lacks half-titles. 8 pages of adverts conclude Volume II.. Later full scarlet diced-calf binding, with elaborate gilt decorate spine & black leather gilt lettered title label in the second compartment. Boards with blindstamped perimiter chain rule inside a gilt rule. Red speckled edges.. Modest wear. Bit of foxing to terminal leaves & eps. Withal, a. handsome and pleasing VG+ copy.. Issued, at 3s 6d, as the 34th title in Clarke's Cabinet Series, which was the first separate edition to appear after copyright expiration in 1841.

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        Scarce Signed Patent For Improved Manufacturing Machinery

      Scarce Signed Patent For Improved Manufacturing Machinery. A partly pre-printed and partly manuscript Document Signed as Queen, three pages, Court at St. Francis, October 9, 1844, granting Robert Willis a patent for "Improvements in machinery...for inseaming boots and shoes." A very uncommon document, this being the first example of this early Victorian patent form that we have seen.

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        American Seaman's Friend Society Membership Certificate

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

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        Pencil Sketch Christmas 1854

      This is an outstanding pencil drawing of a young Fanny Ruschenberger that not only had a fine pen writing hand at the age of 10 but also had the budding artist's eye. The firgure of the man, smoking a pipe and looking out at the harbor at the sail boat was her father. The work is simply stunning.Fanny Ruschenberger born May 27, 1844 died March 3, 1883. Wrote six diaries. The manuscript diary of Fanny Ruschenberger from 1858-1881 is located at the University of Pennsylvania. Fanny Ruschenberger of Philadelphia was the daughter of a promient Philadelphia physician, Willam Samuel Ruschenbeger (1807-1895), she was an unmarried sewing teacher. Volume 1 of her diaries is a copybook record of church attendance, family visits and activities, social and cultural events, local and regional trips, and her teaching experience.Her diary and works are considered to be an important window into the social lives of the times.Dr. William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger (4 September 1807 in Cumberland County, New Jersey ? 24 March 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a surgeon for the United States Navy and an author.BiographyAfter attending schools in Philadelphia and New York he entered the Navy as surgeon's mate, 10 August 1826. He was graduated in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1830, and was commissioned surgeon, 4 April 1831. He was fleet surgeon of the East India Squadron 1835?1837, attached to the naval rendezvous at Philadelphia 1840?1842, and at the naval hospital in Brooklyn 1843?1847, when he organized the laboratory for supplying the service with unadulterated drugs. He was again fleet surgeon of the East India Squadron 1847?1850, of the Pacific Squadron 1854?1857, and of the Mediterranean Squadron from August 1860 until July 1861. During the intervals between cruises he was on duty at Philadelphia. During the Civil War he was surgeon of the Boston Navy Yard. He was on special duty at Philadelphia 1865?1870, was the senior officer in the medical corps 1866?1869, and was retired on 4 September 1869. He was president of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1870?1882, and president of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia 1879?1883. He was commissioned medical director on the retired list on 3 March 1871. Dr. Ruschenberger published some of the results of his investigations during his cruises, by which he had acquired a wide reputation.He also served as a member of the Board of Appointments whose purpose was to form rules and plans for the United States Naval Academy. Dr. Ruschenberger rose to the rank of commodore before he retired.Works Three Years in the Pacific (Philadelphia, 1834; 2 vols., London, 1835) A Voyage around the World, 1835?1837 (Philadelphia, 1838; omitting strictures on the British government, 2 vols., London. 1838) Elements of herpetology, and of ichthyology (with Henri Milne-Edwards and Achille Comté; 1844) Elements of Natural History (2 vols., Philadelphia, 1850) A Lexicon of Terms used in Natural History (1850) A Notice of the Origin, Progress, and Present Condition of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1852) Notes and Commentaries during Voyages to Brazil and China, 1848 (Richmond, 1854)He also published numerous articles on naval rank and organization (1845?1850), and contributed papers to medical and scientific journals. He edited the American edition of Mrs. Somerville's Physical Geography, with additions and a glossary (1850; new ed., 1853).

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      London: Edward Moxon,, 1844. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (170 × 104 mm). Bound c. 1905 by John Grabau in dark blue morocco gilt, spines divided in six compartments by raised bands, gilt lettered in two, others with flower tools, dated at foot, sides with gilt panels with floral cornerpieces, turn-ins ruled in gilt, blue patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut; original green cloth (Carter A) bound in at end. Housed in a custom blue morocco-backed solander box. Bookplates of Frank Henry Goodyear (1849–1907). A touch of rubbing to some extremities, free endpapers tanned at margins from turn-ins, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first issue, of the collection that made Elizabeth Barrett's fame, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To Miss Heard, with the author's regards, August 1844". A superb association: Miss Heard was a friend and, in EBB's mind, rival for the attentions of the blind classicist Hugh Stuart Boyd (1781–1848), to whom EBB was devoted in the earlier 1830s, very like Dorothea to Casaubon. EBB confided to her diary her jealousy of all others who took up Boyd's time: "The society of that Miss Hurd [Heard] is as much valued as mine – as much! at least as much" (quoted in Forster, Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Biography, p. 57). The collection includes two poems inspired by Boyd: "The Mournful Mother (of the Dead Blind)" and another specifically addressed to Boyd, "Wine of Cyprus". On publication Boyd's first reaction was to deprecate the tight ABAB rhyme scheme of the latter poem. EBB quickly wrote to him on 13 August 1844 to defend her "double rhymes", adding: "I hope Miss Heard received her copy…" After the death of his wife in 1834, EBB had continued to support Boyd, but "The Mournful Mother" suggests that she had transformed her early embarrassing infatuation into a safer, maternal concern for the blind scholar. In September 1846 she confided to Boyd, uniquely, her impending elopement with Robert Browning, who had initially been attracted to her by the verses in these volumes. The binding was designed, executed and signed by John Grabau, a binder at the Roycroft from 1902 to 1905, and afterwards on his own account.

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        Moeurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d´après des documents authentiques et les voyages les plus récents. I. Europe.

      Bruxelles, Librairie historique-artistique, 1844. (4) + 361 + (3) p. 47 litographed colour plates + coloured picture on title-page. Contemporary half-leather with gilt spine and marbled edges. Weak hinges

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        Irish Girl: And Other Poems

      New York: James Langley. 1844. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. First edition [1844]. Scarce book of poems by Mrs. Ellis. Attractively bound in full black grained leather with gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt, light yellow endpapers, frontis portrait, 264 pages. Light edgewear, gilt bright and clear, good hinges, firm text block, endpapers age-toned, old dampstain to outer edges of front and rear blanks, frontis portrait, final page of text, name of Eliza Livingston dated 1846 on front free endpaper, gift notation from Livingston to S. Lincoln in 1847 on preliminary blank, pages clean with a few instances of very light foxing.

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      Philadelphia: Printed by C. Sherman, 1844 (first three volumes).. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845 (last two volumes). Five text volumes, with the five folding maps (two colored) called for in the atlas volume bound into the fourth text volume. Engraved portraits, plates, and maps, with original tissue guards intact. Thick quarto. Contemporary green morocco stamped in gilt, expertly rebacked with original backstrips preserved (except second volume, which is rebacked in matching style), spines in six compartments, richly gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Slight offsetting on the large folding maps, several neatly repaired along folds. A very good set. One of the great rarities of Pacific voyages, here in a mixed set of the true first edition and the first quarto edition of the narrative of the first great scientific expedition sponsored by the government of the United States. The first three volumes of the present set consist of the special Sherman edition of 100 copies, which is the true first edition and was issued for private distribution. The final two volumes are of the Lea and Blanchard printing, which was limited to 150 copies and was preceded only by the Sherman edition. The Lea and Blanchard edition is on the same format as the Sherman edition, and differs only in the preliminary material. The United States Exploring Expedition circumnavigated the globe under the command of Charles Wilkes between the summer of 1838 and the summer of 1842 (for a detailed account of the voyage, see the sources cited below). In July 1842, almost immediately upon his return, Wilkes began work on the narrative, drawing on all of the data and logs assembled by the members of the expedition. This took two years, but by August 1844 the first volume was in the press, and the whole set was ready for binding by the end of the year. The first "Sherman edition," in large quarto format, consisted of only 100 copies for the use of the government, and is easily distinguished by the Sherman imprint of 1844. The "Lea and Blanchard" quarto edition soon followed, and was probably off the presses before the end of 1844 (even though the volumes carry an imprint dated 1845). In fact, the verso of the titlepage of the two Lea and Blanchard volumes notes that the text was in fact printed by Sherman. Both the Sherman and the Lea and Blanchard editions present the text in five volumes, accompanied by an atlas volume of five maps. Those maps are here bound into the front of the fourth text volume. Of the 100 copies printed of the Sherman edition, twenty-five were later destroyed in the Lea and Blanchard fire, sixty-three copies were distributed to foreign governments and federal or state libraries in the United States, and only three were distributed to private individuals. Haskell, in preparing his bibliography of the publications of the expedition, was able to locate over thirty sets in libraries in the United States, but the Sherman edition virtually never appears on the market. The only sets we know of on the market in recent years are one from the Carlsmith collection, acquired from Howell, sold in 1985, and now in an Australian library, and two other sets sold by us in the past ten years. Of the 150 copies printed of the Lea and Blanchard edition, twenty-five were reserved for private distribution by Wilkes, and the remaining copies were offered for sale to individuals at sixty dollars per set. Haskell was able to locate only seven sets in libraries in the United States. A prime opportunity to obtain a set consisting of the two rarest printings of the most important American naval expedition of the 19th century. HASKELL, UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION 1, 2A, 17A. HOWES W414, "c." David B. Tyler, THE WILKES EXPEDITION (Philadelphia, 1968). Herman J. Viola, ed., MAGNIFICENT VOYAGERS, THE U.S. EXPLORING EXPEDITION, 1838-1842 (Washington, 1985). HILL 1866. SABIN 103994. TWENEY, WASHINGTON 83.

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        Plate LXXIII Rocky Mountain Sheep The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J., 1844. Imperial Folio Edition Fine with bright original hand-coloring. Original and rare hand-colored lithograph (21 x 27 inches, 533.4 x 686.8 mm) by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon, FRS, FLS for the Imperial Folio Edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. The Rocky Mountain Sheep is in Fine condition with bright and rich original hand-coloring, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production. Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs. Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. (Blum, Picturing Nature, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Sabin 2367, Wood 208).

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        A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America

      London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. Folio. 32 hand-colored lithographic plates by Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt. Provenance: from the library of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the gift of J. Pierpont Morgan in memory of his father, with an engraved bookplate commemorating the bequest on the front paste-down of each volume. First edition, the first of Gould's monographs on gamebirds, and originally issued in three parts by subscription in 1844, 1846, and 1850. Inspired by the "Callipepla Californica" (or, California Quail) presented to the Zoological Society of London by Captain Frederick William Beechey (author of "Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Bering Strait", 1831) in 1830. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, one of the most highly discriminating collectors in American history, from Henry Sotheran & Co. on June 15, 1899 (who bought the entire stock of Gould's works and copyrights, and who with the help of Sharpe completed Gould's unfinished works), and subsequently donated it to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in the name of his father. Initially employed as a taxidermist [he was known as the 'bird-stuffer'] by the Zoological Society, Gould's fascination with birds began in the "late 1820s [when] a collection of birds from the Himalayan mountains arrived at the Society's museum and Gould conceived the idea of publishing a volume of imperial folio sized hand-coloured lithographs of the eighty species, with figures of a hundred birds (A Century of Birds Hitherto Unfigured from the Himalaya Mountains, 1830-32). Gould's friend and mentor N. A. Vigors supplied the text. Elizabeth Gould made the drawings and transferred them to the large lithographic stones. Having failed to find a publisher, Gould undertook to publish the work himself; it appeared in twenty monthly parts, four plates to a part, and was completed ahead of schedule. "With this volume Gould initiated a format of publishing that he was to continue for the next fifty years, although for future works he was to write his own text. Eventually fifty imperial folio volumes were published on the birds of the world, except Africa, and on the mammals of Australia-he always had a number of works in progress at the same time. Several smaller volumes, the majority not illustrated, were published, and he also presented more than 300 scientific papers. "His hand-coloured lithographic plates, more than 3300 in total, are called 'Gould plates'. Although he did not paint the final illustrations, this description is largely correct: he was the collector (especially in Australia) or purchaser of the specimens, the taxonomist, the publisher, the agent, and the distributor of the parts or volumes. He never claimed he was the artist for these plates, but repeatedly wrote of the 'rough sketches' he made from which, with reference to the specimens, his artists painted the finished drawings. The design and natural arrangement of the birds on the plates was due to the genius of John Gould, and a Gould plate has a distinctive beauty and quality. His wife was his first artist. She was followed by Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, William Matthew Hart, and Joseph Wolf" (Gordon C. Sauer for DNB). AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET. Anker 176; "Fine Bird Books", (1990) p. 102; Nissen 376; Sauer 13; Wood p. 365; Zimmer p. 257. Catalogue description prepared for and on behalf of Arader Galleries by Kate Hunter..

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        Common or Virginian Deer [Plate 136]

      New York: J. J. Audubon, 1844. Lithograph after John Woodhouse Audubon, coloured by hand by J. T. Bowen of Philadelphia. 19th century oak frame with gilt fillet. 21 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches. A fine image from the greatest illustrated natural history work to be produced in America during the nineteenth century, the first folio edition of Audubon's quadrupeds: "As long as our civilization lasts, America will be in debt to this genius" (Roger Tory Peterson). This very fine plate is among the most desirable images from the first folio edition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Of the Virginia, i.e. white-tailed, deer, Audubon would write: "Perhaps no species of wild animal inhabiting North- America, deserves to be regarded with more interest than the subject of our present article, the Common or Virginian Deer; its symmetrical form, graceful curving leap or bound, and its rushing speed, when, flying before its pursuers, it passes like a meteor by the startled traveler in the forest, exciting admiration." This fine image aptly depicts those words, with the defined muscular tone of the deer suggesting their impressive agility. 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 Birds, 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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        Plate LXXIII Rocky Mountain Sheep The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J., 1844. Imperial Folio Edition Fine with bright original hand-coloring. Original and rare hand-colored lithograph (21 x 27 inches, 533.4 x 686.8 mm) by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon, FRS, FLS for the Imperial Folio Edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. The Rocky Mountain Sheep is in Fine condition with bright and rich original hand-coloring, & The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production. Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs.& Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. (Blum, Picturing Nature, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Sabin 2367, Wood 208). &

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