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        Milano e il suo territorio.

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

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

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

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        Die Venetianer Alpen: ein Beitrag zur kenntnis der Hochgebirge.

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

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        Eothen or Traces of Travel Brought Home from ther East

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

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        La moderna coltura calligrafica a mano posata, e volante, de' Fratelli Santerini di Cesena, maestri di scritto, ornata di varie Figure e Vignette, con Serie numerosa di Caratteri tratteggiati Oltramontani

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

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

      Isaac. R. Butts 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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        A NEW SPIRIT OF THE AGE

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

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        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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        Eothen or Traces of Travel Brought Home from ther East

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

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        Plate XII Swift Fox. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

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

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

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

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

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

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        American Seaman's Friend Society Membership Certificate.

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

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

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

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        London.

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

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        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

      Bartlett & Welford New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1844. 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.. 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.

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

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

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

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

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        Saggio Elementare di Diritto Pubblico Ecclesiastico

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

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        Beauties of the Opera and Ballet. Illustrated with Ten Highly-Finished Portraits, Engraved on Steel and Numerous Engravings on Wood, Under The Superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath

      David Bogue. London. David Bogue. (1844). Lavishly bound in sumptuous tri-gilt ruled full crimson calfskin. Gilt tooled fleurette motifs to corners of front and rear covers. Elaborate gilt ruled spine compartments with intensely ornate gilt tooled fleural vignettes. Gilt tooled raised bands. Decorative gilt tooled and titled morocco label. Elaborate and ornate paneled turn-ins. Marbled endsheets. a.e.g. 4to. (7.25" x 10.75"). The First Edition. Illustrated with ten full page illuminated steel plate engravings and further throughout by various wood engravings en texte. Elaborate multi-chromatic decorative borders to each page. A Fabulous production detailing the mid-Victorian Opera and Ballet, featuring plate engravings of notable singers, dancers and productions. With its high gloss engravings, whimsical en texte woodcuts and highly stylized colour page borders, this volume represents one of the finest examples of Victorian book design. Niles and Leslie V1-225; Moroda-1272. Some darkening and/or mild scuffing to covers. Hinges present previous repairs but are tight and firm. Corners gently bumped. Head and tail pieces lightly chipped. A very Good copy of this breathtaking work.

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

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

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        Historiae Mundi, Libri XXXVII, Volumen Primum and Secundum / Della Storia Naturale Di C. Plinio Secondo, Libri XXXVII, Volume Primo and Secondo

      Excudit Joseph Antonelli / Dalla Tip. Di Giuseppe Antonelli Ed. Venetiis / Venezia: Excudit Joseph Antonelli / Dalla Tip. Di Giuseppe Antonelli Ed.. 1844. Two volume set. Gilt stamped half leather with marbled boards. Text in Italian and Latin. Good only with pages foxed and dampstained, extremities worn, leather faded on volume two with the boards a bit bowed from water damage. Contains the life and works of Pliny the naturalist, Geographical Index, Index of authors Index historical index of natural things, or zoology, botany, mineralogy, with notes. .

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        Carta Orografica e Idrografica del Granducato di Toscana

      Naples, 1844. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with original hand outline. Image measures 26 3/8" x 21". Beautifully detailed map of northwestern Italy including Elba. Inset tables describe mountains and their elevations and the presence of various minerals. Benedetto Marzolla (1801-1858) was an Italian geographer. This map was published in his final atlas "Atlante Geographico". Other regions in this series are available in our gallery. Stamp to lower left. Chip to upper right corner. Light scattered foxing. Full original margins.

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        Praktisches Handbuch für Juweliere, Gold- und Silberarbeiter.

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

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

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

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        Nye Eventyr.

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

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

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

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        Art De Construire Et De Gouverner Les Serres

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

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        Ny Smålands beskrifning inskränkt till Wexiö stift.

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

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

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

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        Map of the Colony of New Zealand; From Official Documents

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Paris: Guillielmi Pele, 1844.. Folio Matthew Paris became a monk of St. Albans in 1217, and succeeded Roger Wendover as historiographer of that abbey in 1236. He drew his information from many documentary sources including papal bulls and royal letters and from conversations with eye-witnesses of the events narrated. (...) His style is graphic; his view is broad; and his opinions are expressed with fervour. He condemns what he regarded as abuses of the court and church; he rebukes pope, king, nobles, and clergy, when he deems them worthy of blame. Matthew was a man of many interests and attainments'. (E. Graves. A bibliography of English history to 1485. Oxford, 1975). Rebound in dark brown morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spine (probably 19th century). Ex Worth Abbey Library with label onpastedown and accession number at foot of title page.The half title has been underlined in ink and on the reverse is an early note neatly written in Latin about some mispagination but the text is continuous. Engraved headers and footers and decorated initial letters. 2 blanks, half title, title page, Preface and Preface to 1571 edition, pp6;; Protestantium Testimonia pp6; ; Pontificiorum Testimonia, pp4; Notae pp 2; In Maiorem Historiam.... pp 680; Adversaria sive Variantes pp4; Variantes Lectiones pp59; In Historiam pp 8; Index Rerum pp 444; Index Comitum pp 3; Index Archiepisoporum pp 4; Index Cognomiumum pp4; Vitae Duorum Offarum, title page, In Vitas Regum Abbatumque pp3; In Vitas Regm Offarum pp4; Duorum Offarum pp 3; Incipit Historia de Offa... 215; Index Rerum pp 9, 2 blanks. The volume measures 10" X14.5" X 3.5" and the binding is firm. Contents are browned and it lacks the frontis portrait. Heavy book which will require extra shipping. THIS LINK will show further images: http://ukbooklink.com/cfb4dy

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        History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando CortEs

      London: Ricahrd Bentley New Burlington Street 1844 London: Ricahrd Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1844. (MEXICO) Second edition. 3 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece portraits, signature facsimile, maps. xxx, 442 ; xvi, 439; xvi, 455 pp. Bound in full tan polished calf, gilt spine, t.e.g., by Riviere. Minor rubbing, else fine. Sabin 65262 (first edition), BAL 16340 (first edition)

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        Eothen, Or Traces of Travel Brought Home From the East

      John Ollivier 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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        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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        ENGLISH SONGS AND OTHER SMALL POEMS

      London: Edward Moxon 1844. 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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        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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        Benjamin's New Map of the Hudson River

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

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

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

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

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