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        Christmas Carol in Prose.

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

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        The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D

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

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

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

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        An Alphabet of Quadrupeds

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

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        The Dispatches of Field Marshal The Duke of Wellington,

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

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

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

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        The Life and Adventures of MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT

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

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

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

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

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

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        Forord. Morskabslaesning for enkelte staender efter tid og leilighed

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

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        Lettre autographe signée ("Juliette").

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

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

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

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

      Lefèvre, 1844. in12 Cartonné

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        Plate XLIX Douglass' Spermophile The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

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

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

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        Commemorative Medallion for Admiral Dumont-D'Urville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Sketches of the Early Catholic Missions of Kentucky; From Their Commencement in 1787, to the Jubilee of 1826-7

      B. J. Webb & Brother 1844 - Louisville, KY: B. J. Webb & Brother, nd [1844]. Hardcover, in original full calf with leather title label on spine. xvi, 308 pp. (incl. Appendix). Very good. Customary rubbing at extremities, some peeling of surface layer on rear board, cracking and loss of surface layer on spine. Firm binding, moderate foxing throughout. Vertical faint pencil lines at fore edges, else unmarked. This version with "John Murphy,-Baltimore" beneath B. J. Webb & Brother on the title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Canada Porcupine [Pl. 36]

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

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

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

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

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        Ireland, Scotland, and England

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

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        Account of the Northumberland Equatoreal and Dome, Attached to the Cambridge University

      Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1844.. First Edition. Black cloth cover. 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'. 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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        Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de tous les peuples du monde

      Brussels,: Librairie Historique,, 1844.. Four volumes, large octavo, with a total of 204 finely handcoloured costume plates; contemporary half crimson roan, flat spines ornately gilt. Scarce and beautiful work on the costumes of the world, finely illustrated with a wonderful series of highly coloured full-page plates. The fourth volume covers Oceania and includes the Aborigines of Jervis Bay and Kangaroo Island, and the exotic peoples of Pitcairn Island, New Guinea, Timor, Java, New Zealand and Hawaii. There are also images familiar to us from published voyage accounts such as the Tahitian dancer after John Webber from the account of Cook's third voyage, and portrait profiles of Maoris based on Sydney Parkinson's images published in the official account of the first voyage.As usual, the plates in the publication do not exactly correspond with the lists published within the work. The table of contents describes 185 plates (actually 188, but an erratum shows that only 185 were issued) and subscribers could also order a series of twelve special supplementary plates - as here - making a total of 197 plates. This copy however has 204 plates. A full collation is available on request.

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        The Brook!

      London 1844 - This colored engraving depicts a hunting party, including one member who has fallen into a brook. Measuring 24 3/4" x 30 1/2", the print shows mild staining around the margins and a small red stain in the bottom left hand margin.

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        The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and new Dinner-Table Directory; in which will be found a large collection of original Receipts, including not only the result of the Authoress's many years observation, experience, and research, but also the Contributions of an extensive circle of acquaintance: adapted to the use of Persons Living In the Highest Style, as well as those of moderate fortune

      LONDON: HENRY COLBURN, 1844 A very rare original copy of the 3rd edition of Lady Charlotte Bury's famous cookery book for Ladies. This edition has been much reprinted in recent years and is frequently quoted from by cookery writers but is very scarce. Lady Charlotte Bury - also known as Lady Charlotte Campbell Bury - lived from 1775-1861 - and was well known as a society hostess and authoress. She was Lady in Waiting to the Princess of Wales - later Queen - and published a diary based on her experience as well as works of fiction. The book is in its original binding with gilt decoration of hanging game on the spine. It has had a cloth case repair to relay the spine but the original endpapers have been retained. With ink signature of Ella M Smith on the front endpaper. The binding is sound and tight - there has been some damage to the back board possibly where string or tape was used to hold the book together before the binding was repaired. The contents are in very good condition for a cookery book. There is some browning and brown spotting generally to margins rather than text. The odd page has been badly opened. Both endpapers have some damp staining. Publisher's catalogue bound at the rear.

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        Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de tous les Peuples du Monde, d'Apresdes Documents Authentiqueset les Voyages les Plus Recents (Three Volumes--Europe, Afrique--Amerique, and Asie; missing Oceanie volume)

      Bruxelles (Brussels): Librairie Historique-Artistique. 1844 and 1845. Hardcover. Very Good. Three volumes of a four volume set, 1844 and 1845, hardcovers (quarter leather with mottled orange boards), small quartos, Europe volume has 361pp., Asia volume has 588pp., and Africa/America volume has 365pp., illustrated in color by gum arabic ink. All books are VG with some light rubbing, general soil, and edge wear to boards and spine ends, rubbing to outer hinges of spine, Asia volume has a hole to front flyleaf near binding and some light pencil notes and a taped in note card to pages behind it and bump to top of spine, all bindings are tight, all texts clean bright and unmarked, though with some foxing throughout. No DJs, but each volume housed in protective plastic. Handsome, though sadly incomplete set! Pictures available upon request. Text in French.

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        Wien und die Wiener, in Bildern aus dem Leben. Mit Beitr. v. A. Stifter, C. E. Langer, Nordmann, F. Stelzhammer u.a

      Pesth, Heckenast 1844.. gr.-8°. Vortit., Gest. Frontisp., XXI, 454 S., 3 Bll. u. 30 (statt 29) Taf. in Mischtechnik (dav. 26 v. C. MAHLKNECHT nach W. BÖHM). Ln. d. Zt. Stellenw. braun- bzw. stockfl. Ganz vereinz. Textunterstreich. Slg. Eckl IV, 663; Slg. Mayer 2474; Hayn-Got. VIII,525; Eisenmeier 16; Heck S.4, B1 - Seltenes Expl. mit dem hier als Frontisp. eingebund. Orig.-Umschl. sowie einem gelbfarbenen Lieferungsumschlag (das Werk erschien zunächst in Lieferungen, vgl. Rabenlechner S. 69ff.), ein Feuerwerk darstellend, mit verkleinerter Abb. von 12 der 30 Tafeln. Entgegen der kolor. Ausgabe, die nur 26 Taf. hatte, hier mit 30 Tafeln. Heck: "Die Ausgabe mit den handkolorierten Bildern hat immer nur 26 Tafeln, da 4, die Stifter wahrscheinlich fälschlich zugeschrieben werden, sich nicht zum Kolorieren eigneten, diese sind Bettler, Schusterjunge, Stubenmädchen, Werkelmann." In unserem Expl. ist die Taf.: "Der Holzhacker" doppelt vorhanden. Von Stifter stammen - außer der Herausgabe und d. Vorwort - auch 12 Aufsätze, u. a. Aussicht und Betrachtungen von der Spitze des St. Stephansturmes. Der Prater. Der Tandelmarkt. Die Streichmacher. Die Wiener Stadtpost. Stifter wollte dann die 12 Aufsätze zu einem selbständigen Band vereinigt herausgeben, aber es kam nicht mehr dazu. Sie wurden dann in "Vermischte Schriften" und "Erzählungen" aufgenommen. Das Werk gehört zu den besten und historisch wertvollsten Darstellungen des Wiener Volkslebens.

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        Map of the State of Maine with the Province of New Brunswick

      [Portland]: 1844. Engraved wall map on four sheets by J. H. Young and F. Dankworth, hand-coloured. Relined. (A bit toned as usual, expert restoration at edges). 53 1/2 x 43 inches. The best wall map of Maine at the time of its publication. Greenleaf's initial goal was to promote settlement in the interior of Maine. Finding that the available maps were woeful, he set about compiling information for a detailed map of the entire region. The culmination of those efforts was this magnificent map. In the interior, settlements, towns, rivers and lakes are all carefully located. The map shows the entirety of the state, with the counties shaded in various colours. The extensive coastline is very nicely drawn, with many islands, points, and bays identified. Virtually all of New Brunswick is also included on the map, with the far eastern tip and Nova Scotia depicted in an inset. The northern part of the map shows the course of the St. Lawrence River. The scale is about eleven miles to the inch. Moses Greenleaf has been given a great amount of credit for promoting Maine as an entity separate from Massachusetts, a task he began with his "Map of the District of Maine" in 1815, followed the next year by his first book. After Maine attained statehood in 1820, Greenleaf published a revised map and then began compiling the most up-to-date information for this great wall map, which was first published in 1829. The map was published by Shirley & Hyde of Portland, Maine (who also published Greenleaf's Survey of the State of Maine, with Accompanying Atlas, the same year) but the map was engraved in Philadelphia by Young and Dankworth. This third edition, with improvements, is dated January 1844. Phillips Maps, pp.384; Ristow, pp.94-96 (for Greenleaf's cartography of Maine).

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

      Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1844. Second European Edition, after the Tauchnitz one of 1843. 2 volumes bound in one vols., 12mo. [4], 140 pp. Complete with half-title. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine. Inner hinge cracked. Podeschi A83 (copy lacking half-title) . Very rare -- online searches locate only the Gimbel copy at Yale, which seems to lack the half-title [Bound with:] Talfourd, Thomas Noon. Ion. A Tragedy in Four Acts. Engraved frontispiece of Ellen Tree as 'Ion'. 72pp. Phila. & New York: Turner & Fisher, n.d. [ca. 1844]

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        Complete Angler, The

      1844. first edition. An Unique CopyWith Four Original Signed Watercolor Designs by John AbsolonUsed for the Engravings Within the BookWALTON, Sir Isaac. The Complete Angler. Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation, of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. Edited by John Major.London: D. Bogue, 1844. Sixth (titled fourth) John Major edition, a unique copy, with four signed watercolors by John Absolon, original designs used by engraver J.T. Willmore for the corresponding engravings in the text. Quarto (11 x 8 1/4 in; 279 x 210 mm), each octavo leaf mounted onto large, window-paned sheets to match the size of the original art. Twelve steel engravings, nine of which are after designs by John Absolon and new to this edition. Seventy-four woodcuts by John and Mason Jackson. Early twentieth century binding by Riviere & Son (stamp-signed) in full forest green Levant morocco. Triple gilt-ruled borders. Gilt-ruled raised bands, elaborately gilt decorated compartments, gilt-rolled edges, wide gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. From the renowned collection of John T. Spaulding, with his small, distinctive bookplate. A fine copy. John Absolon (1815 - 1895) was a painter of landscape, seascape and genre in both oil and watercolor, and a book illustrator. He began his career as a painter of theatrical scenery at Covent Garden. His first exhibition was at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1832 at the age of 17. He went to Paris in 1835, and on his return in 1838 became a member of the National Watercolour Society, of which he later became Treasurer. He exhibited mainly at the NWS, but also at the Royal Academy, and British Institution and Royal Society of British Artists. Hardie praised his watercolors for their "fresh and breezy manner."John T. Spaulding was Boston's principal collector of nineteenth century paintings during the first third of the twentieth century, parts of his huge collection exhibited at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts in 1932; later bequested to that institution.“Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, ‘Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did’; and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling” (The Compleat Angler).Izaak Walton (1593-1683), “English biographer, who is best known for The Compleat Angler (1653), a classic guide to the joys of fishing with over 300 new printings. It combines practical information about angling with folklore. The story of three friends, traveling through the English countryside, is enlivened by occasional songs, ballads, quotations from several writers, and glimpses of an idyllic and now lost rural life…The Compleat Angler was a combination of manual and meditation...Walton drew his work on Nicholas Breton's (c. 1545-1626) fishing idyll Wits Trenchmour (1597). The second edition was largely rewritten and in the fifth edition Walton wrote about fly-fishing on the river Dove, a subject the author himself knew little about. The last [i.e., fifth] edition was published in 1676 and included additional material by Charles Cotton (Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream) and Colonel Robert Venables's The Experienced Angler, or Angling Improved. Walton called this work The Universal Angler. He had taught Cotton but never met Venables” (“Izaak Walton (1593-1683)” at Pegasos—A Literature Related Resource Site).Coigney 56.

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        The Smuggler King: or, The Foundling of the Wreck. A Nautico-Domestic Romance

      London - E. Lloyd, 1844 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The scarce first edition of Prest's gothic tale of the notorious Smuggler King. A very collectible penny deadful. Unusually well preseved. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. With a Brackenburn bookplate to the front pastedown. With numerous in-textillustrations. Thomas Peckett Prest, d. 1859, was awriter and playwright. Prest wrote vigorous, stylized prose that popularized penny fiction at the moment when an increasingly literate working-class public were tiring of political and educational reading and looking for entertainment. With his knowledge of popular taste and in particular melodrama he adapted middle-class writing for a popular audience, facilitating a significant stage in the development of literature for the masses -ODNB. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is only slight wear to the extremities, with just slight bumping. Internally the pages have browning with intermittent spots and marks. With the very occasional ink mark. There are two burn holes to pages 113/4 and 115/6 that very slightly affect the text to the lower left-hand corner. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America

      London: C. & J. Adlard for George Catlin, Egyptian Hall, 1844. Folio. (22 5/8 x 16 3/4 inches). [Pp.1-2] letterpress title (verso blank); [pp.3-4] To the Reader; pp.[5-]20 text. 25 hand-coloured lithographic plates, on thick paper, after Catlin, drawn on stone by Catlin (2) or McGahey (23), printed by Day & Haghe. (Endpapers and tissue guards renewed, scattered minor soiling). Publisher's brown moire cloth boards, upper covere lettered in gilt, rebacked and retipped with dark brown calf. First edition, hand-colored issue, of Catlin's Portfolio, a key work for any serious collection of western Americana. Catlin published the first two issues of the North American Indian Portfolio simultaneously in late November 1844. The first issue was hand-coloured, and the second had tinted plates. Catlin originally envisaged publishing a series of linked but separate portfolios, each with its own theme: religious rites, dances, costumes, etc. Unfortunately, the first series was the only one that was ever published, and its production proved to be so taxing (both financially and physically) that Catlin sold both the publication and distribution rights to Henry Bohn. Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio contains the results of his years of painting, living with and travelling amongst the Great Plains Indians. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian". He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in the North American Indian Portfolio in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. In addition to publishing the present work, Catlin also spent from 1837 to 1852 touring the United States, England, France and Holland with his collection of paintings, examples of Indian crafts and accompanied by representative members of the Indian tribes. A financial reverse in 1852 meant that he lost the collection, but he spent his later years making several trips to South and Central America, sketching the natives there. A highly important record of a "truly lofty and noble race ... A numerous nation of human beings...three-fourths of whose country has fallen into the possession of civilized man ... twelve million of whose bodies have fattened the soil in the mean time; who have fallen victims to whiskey, the small-pox, and the bayonet" (Catlin). Abbey Travel 653; Field 258; Howes C-243; McCracken 10; Sabin 11532; Wagner-Camp 105a:1; William S. Reese, The Production of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, 1844-1876, issue 2

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