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        A CYCLE OF CELESTIAL OBJECTS [ILLUSTRATED]

      London: John W. Parker. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1844. First English Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; viiii,[4],516,4pp. ads; xx,560 pages; Numerous text illustrations. Half-titles; publisher's 4-page catalogue at end of Volume 2. 2 volumes. 8vo, modern gilt-lettered black cloth; old institutional stamps on titles. First edition of a classic guide to amateur astronomy. The first volume is a general introduction to the subject; the second, known as the Bedford Catalogue, records 850 objects seen from the author's private observatory at Bedford. A career naval officer, Smyth (1788-1865) devoted his attention to astronomy from 1830 onward. One of his sons was Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819-1900) , astronomer royal for Scotland. BEA, page 1070. Illustrated with a large number of textural engravings and drawings. .

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1844 London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. First Edition [in book form; published serially by "Boz" from 1843 to 1844, then by Chapman in this form in 1844]. Half brown morocco and marbled boards, spine titled and decorated in gilt, marbled page edges. xiv, (errata sheet), 624 pp. Illustrated with 40 plates designed & etched on steel by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz), including frontispiece & added title. Smith Vol. I, 7 - The vignette title with "£100" sign on signpost, the first numeral somewhat thickened ( Smith says all three states of the plate were simultaneous and used interchangeably). Binding a bit rubbed; hinges cracked but firmly bound; ownership inscription on flyleaf, "John Parris 1847.", inked, with creasing and sticker residue to same leaf, plates foxed and soiled, one plate remounted, light to moderate foxing to pages. Bright and handsome. Dickens' "adventure" classic and without doubt his most exciting novel, and one he loved well himself, in which the Ironic Wit sets forth a plot now beloved to novelists and moviemakers alike - the rich old dude who doesn't trust any of his money-grubbing kin, and must find a way to select the proper heir. Incomparably complemented by the Phiz illustrations. Handsome and strong copy of a classic, elegantly bound. L-31n

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        EVENINGS Of A WORKING MAN, Being the Occupation of His Scanty Leisure. With A Preface Relative to the Author by Charles Dickens

      London:: T. C. Newby,. 1844.. 8vo. 6-3/8" x 4". 1st edition (Eckel, pp. 146 - 147) xiii, [3], 205, [1] pp. T.p. printed in red & blue. Last page advert.. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG.. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. A handsome VG+ copy of a book. somewhat uncommon on the commerical market.. Written by a dying carpenter, who had a literary yearning, that was filled by the publication of this modest effort. Dickens contributed advice regarding publishers [including Newby, who took on the work], as well as the 8-1/2 page Preface. . Frontis engraved by Halbert of marble Dickens' bust, by Dexter.

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        EVENINGS Of A WORKING MAN, Being the Occupation of His Scanty Leisure. With A Preface Relative to the Author by Charles Dickens

      T. C. Newby London:: T. C. Newby,. 1844.. 8vo. 6-3/8" x 4". 1st edition (Eckel, pp. 146 - 147) xiii, [3], 205, [1] pp. T.p. printed in red & blue. Last page advert.. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG.. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. A handsome VG+ copy of a book. somewhat uncommon on the commerical market.. Written by a dying carpenter, who had a literary yearning, that was filled by the publication of this modest effort. Dickens contributed advice regarding publishers [including Newby, who took on the work], as well as the 8-1/2 page Preface. . Frontis engraved by Halbert of marble Dickens' bust, by Dexter.

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        Black’s General Atlas: Comprehending Sixty-One Maps from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black [et al], 1844. . Folio. (4), 12, maps, 57, (1) pp. Contemporary half maroon morocco over brown cloth boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to one panels, gilt rules to compartments and sides, plain yellow endpapers, small binders ticket of Alexander Banks Jr. of Edinburgh to lower edge of inner cover, all edges gilt. The maps and charts are numbered I-LX (no. 3 with a bis chart), of which nos. 12-13, 15-16, 21-22, 27-28, 29-30 and 47-48 are double page, another six are also double page though numbered singly and the remainder are single page. The maps with original hand colouring in outline. Upper joint just starting at head and foot, likewise lower joint at foot, though both sides holding firm, map of India slightly darkened and with minor splits at edges of centrefold, crease to the map of Ireland adjacent to fold, some occasional trivial spotting, else a very good example.

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        Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest. 12 volumes

      London: Henry Colburn, 1844. 12 Volumes complete. Original publisher's light red cloth blind stamp gilt decorated on front board. Spines a bit sunned as is common with books this. Some of the covers a little blotchy. One volume with a note in the margin, occasional foxing, mainly to the first few pages of each volume; otherwise, a VERY GOOD set. Photos available upon request.. Full Cloth. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        WYLD'S NEW PLAN OF LONDON FOR 1844.

      James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen and H.R.H. Prince Albert, Charing Cross East, June 3rd 1853., London 1844 - Large folding, hand-coloured engraved map, dissected and laid on to linen. 30 x 24 inches. Preserved within custom made blue cloth-covered boards, titled in gilt to spine. The map has been relined and is in fine, fresh condition. An attractive and well-detailed map. TOPOGRAPHY LONDON FOLDING MAPS TOPOGRAPHY LONDON 19TH CENTURY TOPOGRAPHY

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      Philadephia:: Carey & Hart,. 1844.. 12mo. 6-5/16" x 4". 1st US edition (Edgar & Vail, p. 21; Gimbel A80; McGuire Collection, 31; Wilkins, p. 38). [8], 158, [2] pp. T.p. printed in red & blue. Half-title printed in blue ink.. Original publisher's deep purple cloth binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & boards stamped in blind. Chemised, and housed in a custom red quarter leather slipcase with marbled paper boards.. Slight lean, and modest binding wear. Spine gilt bright. Period. pencil poi to preliminary blank. Some general 'use' soiling to text. paper. Lower corner stain to gatherings 11 - 13. Withal, a solid VG. - VG+ copy.. Scarce edition; in our experience, offered much less frequently than the UK edition. . Illustrated with 8 plates after the originals by Leech; 4 hand-colored & 4 black & white.

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        A New Dictionary of the English Language, Combining Explanation With Etymology: And Illustrated by Quotations From the Best Authorities. 1-2.

      London, William Pickering, 1844. Two volumes, (38) + 2222 + (1) + 1 blank p. Contemporary rebound full calf

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        HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS. EMBELLISHED WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY PORTRAITS FROM THE INDIAN GALLERY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF WAR, AT WASHINGTON.

      Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle (Vol. I); Frederick W. Greenough (Vol. II); Daniel Rice & James G. Clark (Vol. III), 1837-1838-1844. - Four volumes. 120 handcolored lithographic plates after Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, P. Rhindesbacher, and R.M. Sully, drawn on stone by A. Newsam, A. Hoffy, Ralph Trembley, Henry Dacre, and others; printed and colored by J.T. Bowen and others; Vol. III with two lithographic maps and one table printed on recto of one leaf, 17pp. of lithographic facsimile signatures of the original subscribers. Extra- illustrated with the original front and rear wrappers to each of the twenty original parts, here bound together as a fourth volume. Folio. Expertly bound to style in half black morocco over period cloth covered boards, spines gilt. Very good. First edition of "One of the most costly and important [works] ever published on the American Indians" (Field), "a landmark in American culture" (Horan), and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life, including some of the greatest American handcolored lithographs of the 19th century. This copy with a complete set of the very rare original wrappers, here uniformly bound as a fourth volume. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indian for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with American Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1839, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer, and from 1833 a Cincinnati banker, who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its color plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors, and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates), or worked up by King from the watercolors of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865, so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. This was the most elaborate plate book produced in the United States to date, and its publishing history is extremely complex. The titlepages give an indication of issue and are relatively simple: volume I, first issue was by Edward C. Biddle, and is dated 1836 or more usually 1837; the second issue is by Frederick W. Greenough with the date 1838; and the third issue is by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, dated 1842. Volume II, first issue is by Frederick W. Greenough and dated 1838, and the second issue is by Rice & Clark and dated 1842. Volume III, first issue is by Daniel Rice & James G. Clark and dated 1844. Copies of the work with

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        Liebesfrühling.

      Frankfurt, Sauerländer, 1844 - Kl.8°, XVI u. 412 S., gest. Frontispiz, Priv. Lwd. m. Goldpräg. d. Zt., Rundumgoldschnitt., Rücken min. aufgehellt, Ecken berieben, vereinzelt stockfl. (äusserste Bl. stärker). EA. Mit zart-empfindsamer, aquarellierter Bleistiftzeichnung (Edelmann mit Speer), und einem 4-zeiligen Gedicht a. Vs.: «Steh ich in finstrere Mitternacht, so einsam auf der stillen Wacht [?].» Darunter eine 4-zeilige Widmung von 1848 in Tinte: «Möge Ihnen dieses Weihnachtsgeschenckchen nur stets freudig erlebte Stunden ins Gedächtnis zurückrufen [?], Carl Rahn» 1200 gr.

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. By Charles Dickens. With illustrations by John Leech. Tenth Edition.

      Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand., London 1844 - 8vo. 4.25 x 6.5 inches. [viii] + 166 pp. + [2] pp. advertisements. Title in red and blue, subtitle in blue. Bound in original red cloth, gilt with blind stamped borders and front board and spine titles enclosed by vignettes of Christmas foliage, gilt. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. Label of T. Sowler Bookseller 4 St. Ann's Square Manchester on front pastedown. Light offsetting from the plates to text but frontispiece unaffected. One gathering is slightly out of alinement and the cloth only very slightly worn on extremities, a really good copy. Illustrated by four hand-coloured plates, including frontispiece, by John Leech, four wood engravings in text, by W. J. Linton, after Leech, and decorated by holly vignette on title page. This tenth edition, appearing in 1844 the year after the first publication, is, apart from the altered edition statement and date, very similar to the first edition. See Smith for an exhaustive analysis of the variations in the early editions of the work. The expense of hand colouring the plates greatly reduced the author's profits and he never again employed colour in any of his books. The tenth edition was the last published by Chapman and Hall and from the eleventh, Dickens, dissatisfied with their performance, switched to Bradbury and Evans, already the printers of the early editions. This tenth edition seems scarce judging by its appearance for sale (there are none available currently on the web) ART / LITERATURE DICKENS LIT. FICTION 19TH CENTURY ILLUSTRATED ART / LITERATURE Smith, Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth, 1983.

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

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

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With Illustrations by Phiz.

      London: Chapman and Hall 1844 - First Edition. Octavo, pp. (xv) + 624. Illustrated throughout with 38 original plates by Phiz, plus frontispiece, plus engraved title-page. Eleganty bound by Bayntun of Bath in half dark blue crushed morocco gilt. Text is clean, plates with some very light toning; near fine. The reward notice on the signpost of the vignette title is incorrectly printed as 100£ which is often referred to as the first issue, though Hatton and Cleaver suggest that there is no priority and that both plates were used in the serial parts preceding the first edition in book form. A most attractive copy. Charles Dickens' 'Martin Chuzzlewit' is considered the last of his picaresque novels, and was written and serialized in 1843-1844; initial sales of the monthly parts were disappointing, compared to the authors' previous works, so Dickens changed the plot to send the title character to America. This allowed the him to portray America, which he had recently visited, as a near wilderness, whose pockets of civilization were filled with deceptive and self-promoting hucksters. The main theme of the novel is selfishness, which is portrayed in a satirical fashion using all the members of the Chuzzlewit family. The novel is also notable for one of Dickens' great villains, Seth Pecksniff, whose rise and fall follows the arc of the novel's plot. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        Viaggio da Desenzano a Trento.

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

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        Smith's Atlas. Designed to Accompany the Geography

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

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        Memorandum ao Corpo Legislativo, Ou Reflexoes Sobre o Decreto

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

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

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

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        Svenska folk-sagor och äfventyr.

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

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        SAINT JAMES'S

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

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

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

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

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

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        Hoo-Wan-Ne-Ka, a Winnebago Chief

      Philadelphia: Daniel Rice & James G. Clark, 1844. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition apart some overall light soiling. 14 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches. 20 7/8 x14 3/4 inches. A fine image from McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America': `One of the most important [works] ever published on the American Indians' (Field),` a landmark in American culture' (Horan) and an invaluable contemporary record of a vanished way of life. An important member of the Winnebago tribe which inhabited the Northeastern region of United States, Hoo-Wan-Ne-Ka or Little Elk, was a war chief who fought for the British in the War of 1812. After the war concluded, he swore allegiance to the United States and later signed treaties at the Prairie du Chien council in 1825 and at Fort Armstrong in 1832. During the summer of 1824, Hoo-Wan-Ne-Ka traveled to the White House as a delegate for the Winnebago, where he addressed President Monroe and Congress, along with various foreign envoys and Colonel McKenney. For this portrait, he requested that he be depicted as he appeared at the time of his address, in what McKenney described as "...fantastic style, and clad in these wild and picturesque habiliments, addressing the…dignified head of the American people..." McKenney and Hall's 'Indian Tribes of North America' has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portraits are largely based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Keokuk, and Black Hawk. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1830, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west. McKenney and Hall saw their work as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). Cf. BAL 6934; cf. Bennett p.79; cf. Field 992; cf. Howes M129; cf. Lipperhiede Mc4; cf. Reese, Stamped With A National Character p. 24; Sabin 43410a

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        A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa

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

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

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

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        Delle Leggi Romane, Abrogate, Inusitate e Corrette Nello Stato

      1844. Rocchetti, Gc.A. Delle Leggi Romane: Abrogate, Inusitate e Corrette Nello Stato Pontificio e Altre Nazioni, Secondo l'Ordine delle Istituzioni Imperiali e delle Pandette di Giustiniano Libri Liv [sic]. Fano: Dalla Tipografia di Giovanni Lana, 1844-47. Eight volumes in seven books. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt titles, fillets and ornaments to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities, a few scuffs to boards edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, light rubbing to spines. Light toning to text, occasional light foxing. * Only edition. The first six volumes are a comprehensive study showing where the principles of Roman law apply to the laws of the Papal States and other nations in Italy. The final volume, Delle Istituzioni Imperiali Libri IV, is a line-by line commentary of the Institutes of Justinian. OCLC locates 5 copies in North America, all in law libraries (Catholic University, Harvard Law School, Library of Congress, Stanford University, University of Virginia).

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        TRAVELS IN SOUTHERN ABYSSINIA, Through the Country of Adal to the Kingdom of Shoa

      London: J. Madden and Co., 1844. 2 volumes. First edition. A lithographic frontispiece in each volume, and one large folding map. 8vo, bound in three-quarter dark morocco over moire cloth, the spines with raised bands lettered and lined in gilt. xvi, 492; viii, 447 pp. Internally, a fine set, the morocco is later as are the end-leaves, original spine panels laid down onto the new morocco. EXTREMELY RARE. An account of Dr. Johnston and his party’s journeys in Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia and Somalia) to the court of Shoa, describing many customs and characteristics of local tribes. It also describes the geography of the land and traces the flow of the most important river and water bodies in the region. This work has only appeared at auction twice since 1980 and is increasingly scarce.

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        Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; between the Year 1744 and the Period of His Decease, in 1797. Ed. by Charles William, Earl Fitzwilliam and Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Bourke (Complete in Four Volumes)

      London, F. & J. Rivington, 1844. 1st Edition. Related Names: Fitzwilliam, Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, earl, 1786-1857, ed. Bourke, Richard, Sir, 1777-1855, joint ed. Presentation set from Lord Fitzwilliam. Scattered minor marginal foxing throughout. Bound in modern gilt-blocked, fine-ribbed cloth, very good. Internally the text is tight, bright, clean and particularly well-maintained. Scans on request.

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        The complete suite of Boole's 6 papers contributed to The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, including: On the Theory of Probabilities,

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. First Editions. Comprising: 1.) On a General Method in Analysis, 1844, vol 134, pp.225-282; 2.) On the Comparison of Transcendents, with Certain Applications to the Theory of Definite Integrals, 1857, vol 14, 745-803pp; 3.) On the Theory of Probabilities, 1862, vol 152, pp:225-252; 4.) On Simultaneous Differential Equations of the First Order in which the Number of the Variables Exceeds by more than One the Number of the Equations, 1862, vol 152, pp.437-454; 5.) On the Differential Equations of Dynamics. A Sequel to a Paper on Simultaneous Differential Equations, 1863, vol 153, pp.485-501; 6.) On the Differential Equations which Determine the Form of the Roots of Algebraic Equations, 1864, vol 154, pp. 733-755. All six works excellent copies, quarto, an excellent copy bound with the general title to the volume included, in period-style quarter dark green fine morocco with watered-cloth boards, raised bands with gilt rules, lettered direct, London, Royal Society, 1844-1864. The paper "On a general method in analysis", contains the culmination of the calculus of operation, and the theoretical as well as technical origin of Boole's revolution in mathematical logic, treated systematically in 1847. Boole's innovative combination of logical propositions by means of algebraic symbols rested entirely on his early development of calculus of operations, which he conducted following Herschel's and Babbage's early work, also pursued independently by Gregory and De Morgan. Boole's primary aim was the 'distillation' of algebraic calculi common to different areas, like propositions, classes and probabilities. The General Method of Analysis was awarded the Mathematical Medal of the Royal Society in 1844.

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Polar Sea, in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822 & 1823

      London: James Madden 1844, 2nd Edition. () xix,525pp. Near fine. Small octavo. Original cloth. Frontis. Folding map in front pocket..

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        Unpublished Manuscript and Printed Materials by John Howard

      1844. A collection of manuscript and printed materials by celebrated poet, playwright, lyricist and Consul John Howard Payne consisting of an unpublished, autograph poem, an autograph letter written from Tunis as the resident American Consul dealing with the matter of an insult to the American flag as well as an account of the repatriation of his remains to American home soil from Tunis in Africa to Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown. The Collection Consists of: An unpublished manuscript poem titled 'The Sexes of the Flowers according to the System of Linnaeus', written in Payne's neat and distinct hand, written on the recto and verso of 1 sheet, measuring 8.5 x 9.75 inches. An ALS Autograph letter signed in full 'John Howard Payne', measuring 7.5 x 10.25 inches, written while US Consul in Tunis. One page, densely written on recto only, United States Consulate, Tunis, September 12, 1844. The letter is addressed to an unknown 'Sir & Dear Colleague' and discusses the business affair on one 'Nicolas' and his 'insult to the American Flag'… A specially bound volume titled 'John Howard Payne - a Biographical Sketch' by Charles H. Brainard, Coolidge, Washington, DC 1885 providing an interesting Biography and dealing with the repatriation of Payne's remains to Washington 30 years after he died in Africa. The account is very detailed, leaves nothing to the imagination as far as the transportation of the remains are concerned and is accompanied by some photographic plates. Bound in a special full morocco presentation binding, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, silk moire endpapers. A beautifully executed printed work and binding in fine condition. .

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        Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition - 2 vols

      NY: Harper & Bros., 1844. 1sts, in original cloth, vol. 1 good plus, vol. 2 very good minus. Though the text and plates are foxed, vol. 1 more heavily so, the blind- and gilt-stamped cloth looks much better than usual. Corners bumped and worn; spine ends worn a little. The last page of text in vol. 1, p. 405 is loose, and the rear free endpaper is missing. The hinges in that volume have been repaired, probably a long time ago. The folding map is somewhat foxed, and has several sm. bookworm holes, though I find no insect damage elsewhere. The first few pp. of Chapter 1 are more heavily stained than those following. P. 397-8 has a foreedge tear. Vol. 2 is overall better but still foxed.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        A Catalogue of Pneumatic Instruments Manufactured and Sold By N. B. & D. Chamberlain with Experiments Illustrated By Numerous Engravings and Notes

      Boston: Isaac. R. Butts, 1844. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. [4], 56, 7, [1], xiv p. Original brown cloth, blindstamped design front and rear panels. Spine panel with gold lettering ''Pneumatic experiments'' still bright and clean. Head of spine panel 1/2 inch chip missing, base of spine panel and corners wear and minor loss. Exlibrary with previous owners' bookplate on front pastedown endpaper and paper label at base of spine. 2 previous owners' signatures. Small printed illustration laid in (perhaps errata?) between pages 48/49. A wonderful catalogue with 100+ illustrations of instruments in the text. American scientific trade catalogues from this period are scarce.

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        Studien

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

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        Eothen, Or Traces of Travel Brought Home From the East

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

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        ILLUMINATION AND PROCESSION, IN HONOR OF THE GLORIOUS VICTORY ACHIEVED IN THE ELECTION OF JAS. K. POLK, ON TUESDAY EVENING, NOV. 26, 1844, IN THE CITY OF LANCASTER [caption title]

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

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        Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

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

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        The Cerographic Bible Atlas

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

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED WITH INITIALS, FROM DR. GEORGE CLYMER ON THE U.S.S. CYANE TO HIS SISTER BACK HOME IN BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA]

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

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit Original cloth

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

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

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

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        LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT

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

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        The LIFE And ADVENTURES Of MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT

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

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

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

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

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

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        Travels in the Californias, and Scenes in the Pacific Ocean

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

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