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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      First Edition in book form by Chapman and Hall, London: 1844. Very good+ in elaborate full leather (calf) covered boards with gilt borders on the front and rear boards, five raised bands on the spine with red morocco, title labels with gilt text in two of the compartments with gilt tool work in the others. The end sheets are marbled with gilt inner dentelles that have offset to the edges of the first and last free end pages. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The binding is by Ramage of London as can be seen by that firm's gilt embossed line on the front paste down just above the dentelle. There is a small prior owner's book plate on the front pastedown, the same name with an address is stamped on the first free end page and the name appears again in ink on the second free end page. While the hinges are tight and sound the joints are rubbed; but, with no sign of starting. An octavo measuring 8 3/16" tall by 5 1/4" containing 624 pages of text. Illustrated with 40 engraved plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). This is a mixed state first edition with the transposed pound sign on the sign-post on the vignette title page; but, with the second issue, fourteen-line errata page. (Gimbel/Podeschi, A72; Smith, 65-67; Eckel, p83)

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        An Account of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the Republic of Mexico; with Proposals for Establishing a Communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, based upon the Surveys and Reports of a Scientific Commission, Appointed by the Projector

      London: Ackermann and Co. Et al., 1844 Book. Very Good. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. [Bound with]: Anderson, Arthur: Communications with India, China, &c. Via Egypt, 28pp., not printed for sale, [c. 1844]; [Bound with]: Galloway, John Alexander: Observations on the Proposed Improvements in the Overland Route via Egypt, with remarks on the Ship Canal, the Boulac Canal, and the Suez Railroad, with a front free endpaper presentation inscription by the author. London: Ackermann and Co. Et al., 1844. First Editions. Octavo, 3 works in one. [iv], 188; 28; 24pp. With six folding engraved maps, one hand-coloured, Period brown gilt tooled half calf with marbled boards. A very good copy. With the bookplate of Baron Hambro. An interesting sammelband of three rare pamphlets on important 19th century transportation routes. In regards to the main work: "Since the days of Hernán Cortés, the Tehuantepec isthmus has been considered a favourable route, first for an interoceanic canal, and since the 19th century for an interoceanic railway. Its proximity to the axes of international trade gives it some advantage over the Panama route; the Isthmus of Panama, however, is significantly narrower, making for a shorter traversal, even if the canal is farther from trade routes" (Wikipedia); Sabin 26546..

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        MAKHZAN UL ASRAR, THE TREASURY OF SECRETS: being the first of the five poems, or khamsah of Shaikh Nizami, of Ganjah. Edited from an ancient manuscript. With various readings, and a selected commentary, by Nathaniel Bland

      London, printed for the Society for the Publication of Oriental Texts, sold by James Madden & Co., 1844.. FIRST EDITION, 1844. Small 4to, 260 x 200 mm, 10¼ x 7¾ inches, Persian title in Arabic characters at head of first title page, added title page and text in Persian; paged with Arabic characters, pages (4); (2), 5, (1), 118, rebound in plain black cloth, original printed paper label to upper cover, new printed paper label to spine new endpapers. Label on upper cover slightly browned and slightly worn, very slight foxing to English title page, dedication page and Persian title page, 2 very small closed tears to top edge of Persian title page, many marginal notes in Arabic or Persian to first 8 leaves of text, occasional light fingermarks to lower margin. Otherwise a good tight copy of a rare book. The following notice is tipped in opposite the title page: “The Preface with the English life of Nizami, the variants, and commentary, will form a second part.” However no more was published. Introductory to the text are short biographies of the author. Nezami-ye Ganjavi (1141 to 1209) is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature and this work is the first of the 5 long narrative poems for which he is best known. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE CITY OF FUNCHAL,

      - in the island of Madeira: Sketched on the Spot by Mrs. Reginald Southwood Smith, of Stafford Rectory, Dorset: Executed in the Tinted Style of Lithography, by L. Haghe, Esq., Lithographer to the Queen. Weymouth: B. Benson, 1844. Second Edition. In fólio oblongo de 32x43 cm. Com 3 fólios com folha de rosto, dedicatória, lista de subescritores da obra etexto. Ilustrado com uma magnifica litografia de 120x30 cm. com a vista panoramica do Funchal. [EN] Oblong folio. 4 leaves of text and index. Illustrated with a folding Lithographed Panorama of Funchal, Madeira. approx. 120x30 cm. Original dark brown quarter calf with cloth boards and gilt tooled calf label. Location/localizacao: 1

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        Recuerdos y Bellezas de España: ARAGON . Obra destinada a dar a conocer sus monumentos, antigüedades y vistas pintorescas en láminas dibujadas del natural y litografiadas, por F. J. Parcerisa, acompañadas de texto por P. Piferrer y José María

      J. M. Cuadrado 1844 - 434 p.: con 52 preciosas láminas litográficas en negro, incluso portada a todo color cromolitografiada por J. Donon, Capitulares ilustradas, litografiadas en color y "cules de lampe". Cortes pintados, algo deslucida. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        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

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        [Seven editions of the Book of Common Prayer, 1549–1844 ]

      William Pickering pr. by Whittingham London: William Pickering (pr. by Whittingham), 1844. Publisher's quarter vellum and marbled paper–covered sides, spines with gilt-stamped leather title and volume labels, vellum variously dust-soiled and showing short cracks on some spines (rubbed through in small spots at the feet of two spines); boards and edges rubbed, a few spine labels with small chips or cracks, one volume with hinges (inside) reinforced, two volumes with minor repairs to joints. Bookseller's small ticket on back pastedowns in two volumes; each title-page save one stamped in upper outer corner by a 19th-century collector as above. Occasional minor foxing only, as a rule, with greater spotting in one section of one volume only. Many signatures unopened.. Folio (35.8 cm, 14"). 7 vols. I: [264] ff. II: [314] ff. III: [134] ff. IV: [130] ff. V: [142] ff. VI: [140] ff. VII: [154] ff. Complete set of Pickering's handsome homages to important editions of the Book of Common Prayer, consisting of six early versions and one contemporary: Edward VI, 1549; Edward VI, 1552; Elizabeth, 1559; James I, 1604; Charles I, 1637 (for the use of the Church of Scotland, commonly called Archbishop Lauds); Charles II, 1662; and Victoria, 1844. The uniform black-letter printing was done by Charles Whittingham the younger, of the Chiswick Press, "distinguished for . . . tasteful design and excellent presswork" (Oxford DNB online).The collaboration between Whittingham and Pickering, one of the most important publishers of the 19th century, produced a number of impressive volumes; the present effort is notable for its outstanding typography and its wood-engraved initials and ornaments done by Mary Byfield. The original title-pages are reproduced in facsimile.Provenance: Elegant old lozenge-shaped ink-stamp on title-pages: "John Brymer Heir-Loom.

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        Käferbuch.

      Allgemeine und specielle Naturgeschichte der Käfer, mit vorzüglicher Rücksicht auf die europäischen Gattungen. Nebst der Anweisung, sie zu sammeln, zuzubereiten und aufzubewahren. Stuttgart, Hoffmann'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1844. Royal-8vo (235 x 200 mm). pp. 268, with 36 (34 handcoloured) lithographed plates. Publisher's printed wrappers (slightly soiled). Nissen ZBI, 321; Horn & Schenkling 1220. The scarcest of the three works by Berge; less known than his 'Conchylien-Buch' and 'Schmetterlingsbuch'. The nice plates depict 1315 illustrations of beetles.

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        Storia Naturale del Conte di Buffon

      Tipografia Arrivabene 1844 Ordinata da Richard e divisa in cinque parti - Nuova edizione arricchita della vita di Buffon e di un discorso sui progressi della storia naturale del 1750 in poi dal conte di Lacepede - in 16° - pp.Oltre 13800 - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - 72 volumi in 25 tomi - 11 tavole più volte ripiegate + 241 incisioni bn + 9 incisioni acquarellate - Ottimo stato di conservazione ad eccezione dei difetti evidenziati - Opera non censita su Iccu al marzo 2008 - Cerniera rotta , primi 4 fogli slegati, piccole mancanze alle ultime 3 tavole del tomo 13° - segni di umidità al piatto inferiore ed alle ultime 8 pagine con incisioni tomo 18 - ultima con mancanza - qualche abrasione ai piatti - Disponiamo solo delle prime quattro parti. Parte prima:Storia naturale dé minerali, L'uomo, Saggio d'aritmetica morale, Storia naturale degli animali - Parte seconda: I Quadrupedi - Parte terza : Uccelli - Parte quarta: Rettili

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        DELLA MEDICINA E DEL MEDICO DISCORSO CON ANNOTAZIONI

      Edito nel 1844 a Milano , In 8° grande, splendida legatura in pelle verde, con piatti incorniciati con fregi in oro, dorso con fregi e titoli in oro,. Trattato sull'etica medica. Buon esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Internazionale Ulrico Hoepli]
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        Rimembranze intorno all'oriente.

      Stamperia e Cartiere del Fibreno 1844-46 Due voll. In 4°(mm 250x170). Testo incorniciato da bordura incisa in legno, fregi e testatine silografiche. Pagg. 504; 563 con 18 tavole complessive in litografia fuori testo di cui 10 vedute 6 carte geografiche e 2 statue. Legatura in mezza pelle coeva titoli in oro al dorso. Tagli spruzzati.Elegante edizione napoletana delle "Rimembranze" facente parte della collana "Raccolta di viaggi dalla scoperta del nuovo continente fino a' dì nostri compilata da F. C. Marmocchi", di cui forma i tomi II e III. I presenti volumi, a differenza dell'edizione di Prato (prima edizione con impianto silografico) sono caratterizzati dall'eleganza delle belle vedute litografiche; riportano interessanti notizie storiografiche del viaggio intrapreso a Gerusalemme e dintorni (Palestina, Tolemaide, Haim Fahri, Nazareth, il monte Thabor - Abau Gosh), nel Basso e alto Egitto, nelle isole dell'Egeo: Santorini, Cipro, Citera, Milo, Lemno, Itaca, Cefalonia, Zante, Rodi, ecc.; ed ancora Grecia continentale, Asia Minore, Smirne e Bitinia, Turchia europea con particolare attenzione a Costantinopoli. Bell'esemplare con ampi margini. Minime fioriture. Graesse IV, 406.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        OPERE FILOSOFICHE ED ECONOMICHE

      UBICINIEdito nel 1844 a Milano, 2 volumi in 8° grande, legatura in mezza pelle, dorso con fregi e titoli in oro, frontespizio policromo, 2 tav. fuori testo, testo incorniciato. Raccolta di tutte le opere del celebre economista lombardo, basata sulla raccolta del Custodi. La prima edizione risale al 1818. Buon esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Internazionale Ulrico Hoepli]
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        Views of the Remains of Ancient Buildings in Rome, and its Vicinity. With a descriptive and historical account of each subject. -

      London, Taylor, 1844.In-folio. Legatura dell'800 in mezzo marocchino rosso, dorso con fregi oro. 26 bellissime vedute inc. in rame dal Dubourg in fine coloritura coeva. Titolo, un foglio per l'introduzione e 16 fogli di spiegazioni delle vedute. Ottimo esemplare. La terza edizione di questa raccolta di splendide vedute di antichi monumenti di Roma finemente acquarellate, tra cui il tempio di Vesta, il tempio di Bacco, la tomba di Cecilia Metella, il Pantheon, il ponte Lucano, il Colosseo, l'arco di Tito, Castel Sant'Angelo con la basilica di S. Pietro sullo sfondo, il ponte Salario, l'arco di Costantino, ecc. Tooley 188. Abbey, Travel, 181 (prima edizione del 1820). A remarkable collection of 26 hand coloured aquatint plates, with attractive views of Rome, by the Britsh artist Dubourg. A good large copy bound in contemp. half red morocco.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport]
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        Account of the Northumberland Equatoreal and Dome, Attached to the Cambridge University

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

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        REVUE HORTICOLE JOURNAL DES JARDINIERS ET AMATEURS

      AUDOTEdito dal 1844 al 1847 in Paris, in 4 volumi in 8¯ piccolo, legatura in mezza pelle con riquadri e titoli in oro al dorso. Famosa rivista di botanica, contenente numerose tavole floreali fuori testo in cromolitografia. Buon esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Internazionale Ulrico Hoepli]
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        Zoology Of New-york; New-york Fauna, Part Ii. Birds.

      Albany, Carroll and Cook, 1844. . Illustrated with 140 full-page color plates (from a total of 141, lacking plate #70). This copy signed twice by F. E. Spinner, U. S. Treasurer under Abraham Lincoln. Bound in publisher's original full black cloth with blind stamped decorations, and a bird stamped in gilt on the front and spine. Skillfully rebacked with original spine mounted. Corners bumped, former owner's signature on front paste down, relatively inoffensive foxing throughout text, otherwise fine; foxing to a few plates otherwise clean and bright. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very Good. Signed

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Milano e il suo territorio.

      Milano, Pirola, 1844. 1844 2 voll. in-4° (275x180mm), pp. (16), 391, (5) di supplemento ed errata; (4), 506, (1) di errata; cartonatura originale con titolo a stampa e stemma di Milano entro bordura elegantemente ornata. Titolo e fregi incisi al dorso. Due frontespizi con titolo entro bordura figurata con stemmi ed immagini e riferentisi a Milano, 14 tavole f.t. all'acquatinta tratte da dagherrotipi incise dal Cherubini, nonché 48 testatine, finalini ed iniziali xilografiche raffiguranti vedute locali. Inoltre, una grande pianta di Milano disegnata da D. Manzoni ed incisa all'acquatinta da Giuseppe Cattaneo ripiegata f.t. in fine del primo vol. ed una grande carta geografica dei dintorni della città incisa dall'Allodi ed impressa da Artaria ripiegata più volte in fine del secondo vol. Piccoli restauri ai dorsi e qualche alone e traccia d'uso alla cartonatura; restauri al verso delle due carte ripiegate. Fioriture consuete quanto lievi. Buon esemplare. Prima ed unica edizione, rara, di una delle più importanti opere ottocentesche sulla storia civile e politica di Milano. L'opera fu stampata in soli 1500 esemplari; il presente esemplare è della tiratura su carta distinta recante la dedica autografa del Podestà di Milano, Casati: "Esemplare n°... [il numero è stato cancellato] offerto al Signor Marchese Francesco nella Sesta Riunione degli Scienziati Italiani. Milano 11 Settembre 1844 Il Podestà Casati". Solo poche copie su carta comune furono poste in vendita, ma con le 14 tavole differenti e senza le due grandi carte ripiegate. Cat. Hoepli, 787. Predari, 164. Arrigoni, 207. Lozzi, I, 2650.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Galleria Gilibert]
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        SAINTE BIBLE EXPLIQUEE ET COMMENTEE CONTENANT LE TEXTE DE LA VULGATE LA TRADUCTION ET LA PARAPHRASE DU R.P. DE CARRIERES, UN NOUVEAU COMMENTAIRE LITTERAL PAR M. L'ABBE SIONNET EN 18 VOLUMES - 16 TOMES + 2 VOLUMES INSTRUCTION ET APPENDICE

      GAUME FRERES ET J. DUPREY. 1844. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. Environ 500 pages par volumes. Premier plat du tome 14 abimé.

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        Die Venetianer Alpen: ein Beitrag zur kenntnis der Hochgebirge.

      Verlag von Jent & Gassman bei P. Rohrmann, Solothurn Wien. 1844 60 p., [18] c. di tav., 30 x 35 cm, cart. Questa rara opera è frutto di uno dei predecessori del più celebrato Dolomieu; è una delle prime descrizioni geografiche e geologiche della regione compresa tra il Lago di Garda e il Bellunese. E? corredata dal primo abbozzo di carta geologica della regione e da numerosi profili e spaccati geologici, che rappresentano la prima iconografia di parte delle Dolomiti, le quali ancora attendevano di essere battezzate con questo nome. Nella tabella che riporta le altezze trigonometriche, estratte dalla carta austriaca del 1833, o barometriche relative a località accessibili, viene indicata l?altezza del Pelmo come se fosse stata determinata barometricamente. \rWilhelm Fuchs, un pioniere quasi dimenticato della geologia delle Dolomiti, ha dato un colpo all?apertura in campo accademico alle Dolomiti, grazie alla sua pubblicazione, che sono poi state chiamate sia le ?Montagne Azzurre? sia le ?Alpi veneziane?. Le sue mappe e profili sono le prime immagini conosciute delle Dolomiti. Le sue misurazioni trigonometriche sono le prime delle Dolomiti.\rFuchs è così il primo che ha fatto la salita ?Pelmo?: fu il primo scalatore delle Dolomiti. Il nostro atlante è diviso nelle seguenti sezioni: I. Foto geognostiche di tutto il gruppo delle Alpi di Belluno; II. Le condizioni di conservazione delle Alpi, lungo le colline di Conegliano in tutta la catena fino al Lago di Garda; III. Raccolta critica delle osservazioni; IV. Carattere della montagna. Vegetazione; V. Altezza regolamenti. Gruppo di aumento e posteriore: Note sui fogli della carta geologica. A seguire le 18 tavole in parte colorate.

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        Eothen or Traces of Travel Brought Home from ther East

      London, John Ollivier, 1844. First Edition. Folding hand colored lithographic frontispiece and one additional color plate as called for, complete. Includes half-title. Bound by Hatchards in full green morocco with gilt rules on the front and back cover. Five raised bands on the spine with compartments decorated in gilt rules and lettered in gilt. Triple ruled inner dentelles. Top edge gilt. Original cloth covers and spine bound in at the back. Image available on request. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine condition, quite bright

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        La moderna coltura calligrafica a mano posata, e volante, de' Fratelli Santerini di Cesena, maestri di scritto, ornata di varie Figure e Vignette, con Serie numerosa di Caratteri tratteggiati Oltramontani

      presso gli Autori 1844 in folio massimo (55x42) formato album, leg. coeva m/tela con angoli (rifatti), piatti in carta decor., grande inc. su carta celeste con tit. calligrafici, vignetta e girari applicata al piatto. L'opera è composta da 26 grandi tavv. incise in rame da Raffaele Radisini, di cui la 1^ contiene la dedica ed il ritratto del Cardinale Oppizzoni datata 1840, le 3 tavv. successive spiegano i vari alfabeti e mostrano le tecniche di taglio ed impugnatura delle penne; le altre tavv. illustrano i vari caratteri delle diverse lingue anche esotiche come siriaco, arabo, turco, ebraico, samaritano, sono tutte ornate di figure, motti, proverbi, fregi e girari. Lievi fior. ed ombreggiature ma opera bellissima, molto raffinata e rara, su carta forte. Vedere Bonacini 1609. Molto raro, censito in una sola biblioteca italiana. 024/19

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        A NEW SPIRIT OF THE AGE

      Smith Elder and Co London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1844. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 200 x 124 mm (7 7/8 x 4 7/8").Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. VERY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY CADET BLUE THREE-QUARTER MOROCCO over pale blue watered silk, raised bands, spines handsomely gilt in compartments with floral sprig centerpiece and volute cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With 10 engraved portraits.Top inch of silk on one board faded by sun, one plate with closed one-inch fore-edge tear (not affecting image), other minor internal imperfections, but A VERY PRETTY SET, especially fresh and clean inside and out, and with bindings that are remarkably bright. Poet Richard Hengist Horne (1802-84) patterned this collection of critical essays about contemporary writers after the acclaimed collection of essays "Spirit of the Age; or Contemporary Portraits," published by his idol William Hazlitt in 1825. Among the writers included in the work were Dickens, the Brownings (Mrs. Browning is given credit for contributing at least one of the chapters), Mrs. Shelley, Wordsworth, Mrs. Trollope, Tennyson, and Hunt (there are 25 essays in all in the work, some of them dealing with more than one figure). Few were pleased by what they read; according to DNB, the book "elicited a deluge of abuse from its victims, and Horne, naïvely surprised, decamped hastily on a tour of Germany." Dickens, however, was either more forgiving or more flattered, and subsequently employed Horne as a reporter for the "Daily News," for which he covered the Irish famine in 1846, and later as a sub-editor of "Household Words." In any case, the work provides a useful survey of the period's literary scene, and our copy is in uncommonly handsome bindings.

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        Eothen or Traces of Travel Brought Home from ther East

      First Edition. Folding hand colored lithographic frontispiece and one additional color plate as called for, complete. Includes half-title. Bound by Hatchards in full green morocco with gilt rules on the front and back cover. Five raised bands on the spine with compartments decorated in gilt rules and lettered in gilt. Triple ruled inner dentelles. Top edge gilt. Original cloth covers and spine bound in at the back. Image available on request. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine condition, quite bright

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        Plate XII Swift Fox. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J., 1844. Imperial Folio Edition Fine with bright 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)

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        Directory of the towns and villages within twenty-two miles of the City of York;

      Hull, 1844. 219pp + 66pp of advertisements. Some pages soiled and toned but mostly clean in original full calf with restored spine. A rare directory giving fascinating information on all towns and villages.

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      First Edition in book form Very good+ in elaborate full leather (calf) covered boards with gilt borders on the front and rear boards, five raised bands on the spine with red morocco, title labels with gilt text in two of the compartments with gilt tool work in the others. The end sheets are marbled with gilt inner dentelles that have offset to the edges of the first and last free end pages. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The binding is by Ramage of London as can be seen by that firm's gilt embossed line on the front paste down just above the dentelle. There is a small prior owner's book plate on the front pastedown, the same name with an address is stamped on the first free end page and the name appears again in ink on the second free end page. While the hinges are tight and sound the joints are rubbed; but, with no sign of starting. An octavo measuring 8 3/16" tall by 5 1/4" containing 624 pages of text. Illustrated with 40 engraved plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). This is a mixed state first edition with the transposed pound sign on the sign-post on the vignette title page; but, with the second issue, fourteen-line errata page. (Gimbel/Podeschi, A72; Smith, 65-67; Eckel, p83)Our code number = TB22114

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        American Seaman's Friend Society Membership Certificate.

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

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        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.

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        London.

      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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        ICHTHYOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF THE H.M.S. EREBUS & TERROR, UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN SIR JAMES CLARK ROSS, R.N., F.R.S

      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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        Saggio Elementare di Diritto Pubblico Ecclesiastico

      1844. [Vittadini, Antonio]. Saggio Elementare di Diritto Pubblico Ecclesiastico. Lugano: Dalla Tipografia Veladini E Comp, 1844. Two volumes bound as one, each with title page and individual pagination. xv, 381; [iv], 376 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title and fillets to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing to extremities and boards, rear hinge cracked but secure, corners bumped. Light to moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places. Early signature to rear pastedown, interior otherwise clean. Ex-monastery library. Stamps to half-title. An attractive copy of a scarce title. * First edition. A vade mecum that offers a good overview of the state of canon law in mid nineteenth-century Italy. The first volume addresses the law in scripture and the law regarding churches and clergy. The second volume discusses the law regarding the clergy (from the lowest official to the pope) in greater detail. OCLC locates 3 copies worldwide, 1 in North America (at Santa Clara University). KVK locates 9 copies, 8 in Italy, 1 in Germany. Not in The Canon Law Collection of the Library of Congress.

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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

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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

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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: http://ukbooklink.com/cfb4dy

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