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        Gesamtansicht vom Riesenstein.

      - getönte Lithographie v. Bichebois & Cuvillier n. Th. Verhas b. L. Meder in Heidelberg, dat. 1844, 31 x 41,5

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        Reise im Europäischen Rußland in den Jahren 1840 und 1841. Von J.H. Blasius, Professor am Collegio Carolino Braunschweig. Zwei Theile.

      Braunschweig, Verlag von George Westermann, 1844, 8, X, (2), 364 X, (3), 408 pp., mit 51 Holzschnitten und 24 gestochenen Tafeln, 2 Halbledereinbände der Zeit Rücken erneuert, frisches und feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe, feines Exemplar aus dem Vorbesitzt der Familie des Verfassers "Dr. med. O(tto). Blasius". Bereits 1840 hat der Braunschweiger Zoologe Johann Heinrich Blasius aus (1809-1870) "sich unvergängliche Verdienste erworben durch das grundlegende Buch , "Die Wirbeltiere Europas", das er gemeinsam mit Bismarcks vertrautem Jugendfreund, dem Graf Alexander Keyersling (1815-1891) verfaßte" von dem leider nur das erste Buch des ersten Bandes erschienen ist. Anschließend unternahmen er mit seinem langjährigen Freund Keyserling eine Expedition durch Rußland, die Baron Alexander von Meyendorff (1796-1865) im Auftrag des russischen Finanzminister Graf Cancrin organisierte. Auch die Naturforscher Murchison und Verneuil schlossen sich an, um geognostische Formationen zu studieren. Blasius versichert in der Einleitung, dass er neben seinen wissenschaftlichen Forschungen ein großes Bedürfnis hatte, Land und Leute kennenzulernen. "So will ich mich denn auch nicht entschuldigen, wenn ich zu Zeiten und an Orten, wo es keine Schädel zu präpariren und keine Petrefacten aus dem Gestein zu meißeln gab und alle Vögel weggeflogen waren, meine Blicke dem Menschen zukehrte und sein Leben und Thun beobachtete. Ich will es sogar nicht verhehlen, daß ich in Rußland mehr Gotteshäuser gezeichnet habe, als Thiere, obschon es mir oft durch die Neugier der Polizei sehr erschwert wurde" (I, p. 5). Ziel dieser Reise war der Versuch, ein "... zusammenhängendes naturhistorisches Bild des bereisten Landes zu entwerfen." - Die 75 feinen Holzschnitte und gestochenen Tafeln zeigen den Kreml und einzelne Bauwerke desselben, Ansichten von Städten wie Jaroslaw, Ustjug weliki und Kaluga sowie Kirchen und profane Bauwerke in Kiew, Poltawa, St. Petersburg und Moskau, etc. und das Alltagsleben.First Edition of the German zoologist's travels in western Russia (Ugra, Smolensk, Mogilev, Tschernigof, Vitebsk, Kiev, Krementschug, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyrillof, Vologda, Jaroslaw, &c.).Engelmann II, S. 858 NDB II, S. 290 ADB II.696. - Vgl. Henze III.26 (Keyserling) Cat. Russica B-1420.

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        The Nature and Effects of Faith. A Discourse Delivered in the Hall of Representatives on the Fourth Lord's Day in January, 1844

      Washington: [House of Representatives?], 1844. Near Fine. First edition. Stitched in unprinted yellow wrappers. 11, (1)pp. A trifle soiled, near fine. Inscribed on the front wrap to the future President, and then Senator James Buchanan: "Hon. Mr. Buchhanan [sic] With the respects of the author." Tinsley was the Chaplain of the House of Representatives. The first leaf prints correspondence between a number of representatives and Tinsley asking permission to print his sermon. OCLC locates two copies (Newberry, Detroit Public).

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        Catching the Wild Horse

      Printed by Day & Haghe, London 1844 - Tinted lithograph. Printed on fine wove paper. In execellent condition with the exception of a skillfully mended tear along the bottom margin. A fine image from Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio', one of the most important accounts of Native American life. "In this struggle, which. generally lasts about half an hour, there is a desperate contention for the mastery, which is easily seen to be decided by reason and invention, rather than by superiority in brute force. The Indian leans back upon his halter, which is firmly held in both hands, and as his horse is getting breath and strength to rise, repeatedly checks it, preventing it from gaining any advantage; and gradually advances, hand over hand upon the tightened halter, towards the horse's head, until [it]. allows the caressing hand of its new master to pat it on the nose, and in a few minutes to cover its eyes, when the exchange of a few deep-drawn breaths from their meeting nostrils seems to compromise the struggle; the animal discovering in its conqueror, instead of an enemy, a friend. for the rest of its life." 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. The present image is one of the results of this publishing venture and is both a work of art of the highest quality and a fitting memorial to a vanished way of life. Abbey Travel 653; Field Indian Bibliography 258; Howes C-243; McCracken 10; Sabin 11532; Wagner-Camp 105a:1.

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        A grammar of the Cree language; with which is combined an analysis of the Chippeway dialect

      London: J. G. F. & J. Rivington, 1844. First edition, 8vo, pp. [iii]-xix, [1], 324; contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards, gilt-ruled spine in 6 compartments, gilt title direct in 1, t.e.g., marbled endpapers; joints and edges worn, library label on spine, text clean and sound; good. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate, with Newberry Library blind stamp on title page, label on front pastedown, and release stamp on front free endpaper. OCLC notes that "some copies have front. (port.) and two title pages." Our copy has neither the portrait nor the second title page. This is the first grammar of the Cree language to be published. Howse's primary vocation was that of a trader, and his few works on Native American linguistics appear late in his life. SeeDictionary of Canadian Biography; Pilling, Proof-sheets, 1867; Pilling, Algonquian, p. 241.

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        An outline of the various social systems and communities which have been founded on the principle of co-operation. With an introductory essay, by the author of 'The Philosophy of Necessity'.

      London: Longman Brown Green and Longmans 1844 - 12mo., in 6s, cxiv + 252pp., small circular inkstamp of a library on blank verso of title, original green cloth embossed in blind. A fine, fresh, copy. First edition. A fascinating and remarkable defence and analysis of the growth of the co-operative system by a female advocate, Mary Hennell, in which she outlines various communities throughout history which have been founded upon such guiding principles. The essay on Social Systems> was first published in 1841 as an appendix to The Philosophy of Necessity> written by her brother-in-law, Charles Bray, an ardent believer in the new wave of socialist theories of the time. The essay itself attracted much attention and was published in its own right three years later, sadly a year after Hennell's death from consumption in 1843. Bray felt that its publication was a fitting tribute to her 'untiring zeal and energy in the cause of truth, and in the promotion of every object which appeared to her strong intellect to lead to the advancement and happiness of mankind' [p.iv]. In his introductory preface, Bray outlines the reason behind the essay's initial conception. 'Its object was to add force to certain arguments in favour of the organisation of industry, by proving that such is no new doctrine, fresh-created in the brains of some of our modern visionaries, but one which has had its enlightened advocates in all ages and almost every clime' [p.iii]. Bray then adds a substantial, and previously unpublished essay, as an Introduction, which is an informed and detailed analysis of population and capitalist economics as further evidence of the benefits and necessity of co-operations. Hennell presents as models of co-operation a vast number of early and contemporary 'social systems', communities and civilisations. These include the North American Indians, Peruvians, Mexicans, Anabaptists, and Prussian peasantry. The ideas of philosophers such as Plato, More and Bacon are also used in defence of co-operatives. Although the purpose of her work was to highlight historical precedents, Hennell does not overlook her contemporaries, and she concludes by discussing such things as 'Mr. Owen's Plan', 'Fourierism', and 'Co-operative societies', amongst many topics. Indeed the work is notable for her full account of Robert Owen's theories and practical experiences, as well as of Fourier and his followers, and Saint Simon. Aware of the many detractors of the system, Mary Hennell presents a spirited, well informed and detailed account and analysis of the growth of such organised societies. She concludes with the words of 'Fourier's disciple'. Although aware that the inherent ideals of co-operativism - equality, harmony and perfection would always be scorned by some 'we shall not conclude with saying - That is impossible, because it is too beautiful; we shall conclude on the contrary, religiously - That is too beautiful not to be possible.' [p.252]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Buffalo Hunt on Snow Shoes

      London 1844 - Hand-coloured lithograph by Day & Haghe. Excellent condition. A fine image from Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio', one of the most important accounts of Native American life. "In this plate is illustrated the mode. of the Indians hunting in the depth of the winter, running on their snow-shoes, which support them on the surface of the snow, whilst the great weight of the buffalo and other animals sinks them down and fastens them in the drifts of the snow." [From Catlin's text, North American Indian Portfolio .] 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. The present image is one of the results of this publishing venture and is both a work of art of the highest quality and a fitting memorial to a vanished way of life. Abbey Travel 653; Field Indian Bibliography 258; Howes C-243; McCracken 10; Sabin 11532; Wagner-Camp 105a:1.

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        Gesammelte Schriften. Mit Federzeichnungen von Theodor Hosemann. 12 Bände (alles). Berlin: Reimer 1844-1845,.

      - 8°, zus. ca. 5000 S. Seltene Erstausgabe Mit 24 getönten Lithographien von Hosemann und 4 Tafeln mit Umrißradierungen nach Callot. Edel-Pappbände der Zeit mit vergoldeten grauen Rückenschildern mit Pergament-Ecken und Kapitälen. Erstausgabe - Wilpert / Gühring II: 26. Kanten und Gelenke berieben, bei Band 1 und 3 deutlicheren Gebrauchsspuren. innen sauber und fleckenfrei. Die Lithographien mit etwas Textabklatsch. Name von alter Hand auf Titelblättern (Adolph Schwartz), Sprache: Deutsch 3500 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 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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        Smith's Atlas, Designed To Accompany The Geography By R. C. Smith, A. M.

      Hartford: John Paine 1839, 1844. 2nd Edition . Soft cover. Good. Unstated Second Edition, 1844. 22 Plates, With Maps Numbered I-Xxx; All Copyright 1839 Except Extra Map 13 Of Michigan And Wisconsin, Which The Rear Cover Explains Were Added In September 1844, And Changes Made To Front And Rear Covers From The 1839 Edition. Covers Are The Original Salmon Colored Paper Printed In Black Mounted On The Original Heavier Card Covers With Original Brown Tape Spine; No Repairs, An Unsophisticated Example. Some Wear And Light Soiling To Covers, Light Chipping To Corners Of Salmon Paper Without Loss Of Lettering Or Design And Underlying Crd Cover Intact. All Maps With Light Foxing But Complete, Intact, No Tears Or Chips Or Marks. Original Cord Binding Also Intact.Map Of The World At Front Codes Areas By State Of Society (Barbarous / Half-Civilized / Civilized / Enlightened, But Don't Look), Religion (Protestant / Roman Catholic / Greek Church / Mohometanism / Paganism, But Don't Look), Races (European/ Asiatic / Indian / African / Malay, But Don't Look), Government (Limited Monarchy / Absolute Monarchy / Republic / Viceroy / Independent Chiefs, No Code For Sociopathic Dictatorship). Double Page Map Of The Southern States. Texas Includes All Land To The Rio Grande, North To Santa Fe And Then Continues North Almost To The Platte River. Iowa And Wisconsin Continue3.. To The Canadian Border

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        A Treatise on the Game of Chess; Containing an introduction to the game, and an analysis of the various openings of games, with several new modes of attack and defence; to which are added, twenty-five new chess problems on diagrams.

      London: A. H. Baily and Co., 1844 - 2 volumes, octavo (212 x 133 mm). Contemporary purple half calf, titles lettered in gilt to black labels to spines, spines richly decorated in gilt, marbled paper sides, marbled endpapers and edges. Spines lightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities and boards; an excellent set. Black and white illustrations to the text. First edition. William Lewis (1787–1870), who ran a well-known chess school in Soho, wrote this work to expand upon and develop two of his earlier works; A Series of Progressive Lessons on the Game of Chess (1831) and A Second Series of Lessons on the Game of Chess (1832). Lewis is considered "the last and one of the best of the 'old' writers". One of the best players of his age Lewis had succeeded in 1819 to "the position of inhabitant of William de Kempelen's celebrated chess-playing automaton the "Terrible Turk", in which capacity he lost only six games out of 300 at odds of pawn and move" and "took part in the correspondence chess match between Edinburgh chess club and London chess club during 1824–8" (ODNB). With the bookplate of the successful industrialist Frank Reddaway to the front pastedowns. Hooper and Whyld, The Oxford Companion to Chess, p. 224–5. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Essai d'une description géologique du département de Seine-et-Oise

      Paris, Imprimerie de Béthune et Plon, 1844, in-8, VII-258-[13] pp, broché, couverture d'attente de papier à la cuve, In fine : tableaux donnant l'état des carrières du département de Seine-et-Oise. Henri Hureau de Sénarmont (1808-1862) enseigna la physique à l'École polytechnique de 1856 à 1862 ; Marcel Verdet lui succéda. Cachet annulé de la bibliothèque de la faculté catholique de Paris. Quelques annotations manuscrites anciennes. Rousseurs.

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        Gesamtansicht mit dem Eisenbahnviadukt u. Eisenbahn im Vgr.

      - gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie aus Dt. Familienbuch, 1844, 17 x 34

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        Map of China: and the Adjacent Countries, Drawn from the Latest Surveys

      London: Will. H. Allen & Co., 1844. Map dimensions 61 x 74 cm, overall 64 x 77.5 cm. Folding map of China with original colour in block and outline, dissected into 18 sections and mounted on linen, folds between original blindstamped green cloth with a gilt title cartouche to the upper cover featuring two standing Chinese figures, gilt lettered to the spine. The covers slightly marked, a little foxing, mostly to the linen verso, else a very good example. First published in 1833, this edition appeared between the two Opium Wars and just two years after the Treaty of Nanjing which ceded Hong Kong to the British and established the five Treaty Ports.

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      Chapman and Hall, London., 1844. First edition in book form. Octavo. pp xvi, 624. Engraved title-page and 39 plates by Phiz (Hablot K. Browne). Fine nineteenth-century binding (by Rivière) of full polished calf with raised bands, gilt decorated panels, rules and inner dentelles. All edge gilt. Morocco spine labels. First state of the title-page engraving with ''100£''; the errata page has 14 lines which seems to be the second state.Some foxing to plates, Joints starting to weaken. Very good indeed. Bright copy.

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        Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor. 2 Volumes Bound as 1 . Illustrated. In a series of drawings from Nature by Thomas Allom. With Descriptions of the Plates, by the Rev. Robert Walsh. Vol. I and Vol. II, bound as one.

      London: : Peter Jackson, Late Fisher, Son, & Co., The Caxton Press.. Good. c1844. Hardcover. Circa 1844-1845 (per Todd via the address of the publisher during those dates). A beautiful volume on Constantinople, two volumes bound in one, with a map and 94 engraved plates. There are a number of editions of this work, this one corresponds to OCLC 10123848 with the added engraved title page, one map at the frontis and the 94 plates as called for.The book is a large quarto measuring 11" x 8.5", bound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards. Five raised bands to the spine with gilt borders to the compartments and "Constantinople Illustrated" in one compartment. Gilt ruling on the leather on the boards, marbled hard paper boards. Corners bit rubbed and bumped, joints and spine tips also mildly worn. The interior has what appear to be original yellow end papers, front free endpaper cut out. There are some old labels, possibly library labels and/or pockets on the end papers, but those are the only signs of library. Front joint cracked but holding, old owner inscription on first blank. Paper is a bit toned, the tissue guards - most of which are present - are foxed and there is some foxing to the plates but otherwise clean and unmarked. Gilt on all three edges. Includes views of Constantinople from the Golden Horn, the ruins of Ephesus, the Sultan's new palace on the Bosphorus, the Great Bazaar, the monastery of St. George of the Precipice, the ruins of Laodiceaa, the gardens of the seraglio, the obelisk of Theodosius in the Atmeidan, the mosque of Sultan Soliman, the cemetery of Scutari, the Acropolis at Sardis, the castle of Smyrna, the village of Babec and more. The illustrator, Allom was well known for his meticulous work and the engravings reflect this. ; Steel engraving; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Paris Comique, revue amusante des caractères, moeurs, modes, folies, ridicules, excentricités..

      Paris: Aubert, 1844. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (355 x 255 mm). 20 hand-colored lithographs, including four by Daumier. Original printed wrappers; red cloth slipcase. Wrappers chipped at extremities with some loss, some occasional light spotting and soiling to text and plates. Provenance: Kenneth Clark (1903-1983), British author, art historian, and broadcaster of the Civilisation series (Saltwood bookplate). FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, containing four prints by Daumier: Chasse et Pêche (D.309); Paganini (D.922); Scènes Grotesques (D.730); and Croquis d'Expressions (D.518). Aubert was ingenious at marketing his products, and reusing works in multiple formats. Albums such as this were made up of lithographs by several authors with accompanying texts, most of which were unrelated. Aubert remarked that the resulting hodgepodge had "a plan that is easy to follow, for it consists in not having any." The interest in the volumes rests solely in the lithographs they contain - as the predominant contributing artists were Daumier and Gavarni. See Ray, p. 164. Vicaire VI, p. 379 ("les lithographies qui accompagnent Paris comique ne sont pas les mêmes dans tous les exemplaires").

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        Oeuvres complètes

      - Pagnerre, Paris 1844-1858, 11,5x18cm, 10 volumes reliés. - Edizione Collective. Binding metà polpaccio navy blu, torna con quattro nervi éclairicis adornata con fiori a rilievo freddi piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, i bordi cosparsi, attacchi del tempo. Alcuni foxing minore. Tutti piacevolmente occupa un affascinante contemporaneo vincolante. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective. Reliure en demi veau bleu marine, dos éclairicis à quatre nerfs ornés de motifs floraux estampés à froid,  plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, reliures de l'époque. Quelques petites rousseurs. Ensemble agréablement établi dans une charmante reliure de l'époque.

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        "Armorial universel précédé d'un traité complet de la science du blason, et suivi d'un supplément. 2 dln. Parijs 1844-1848. Gebonden (in half marokijn), geïll.; 387, 451 p.".

      "Fraai exemplaar van een beroemd boek, geïllustreerd met platen in chromolithografie. Vicaire IV/585; Quérard LFC IV/422.".

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        Grace Rivers; or, The Merchant's Daughter. A domestic romance. By the Author of "Ada, the betrayed", ... FIRST EDITION.

      E. Lloyd. 1844 Front., plate, illus. Rebound in half black morocco as by Thomas Prest, otherwise v.g.Ono 553 is a later edition in 44 parts; Bodleian only on Copac. In 52 pts, each with a woodcut. By the author of the most celebrated of all 'Blood' novels, Varney, the Vampyre.

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        Le corps de l'homme. Traité complet d'anatomie et de physiologie humaines contenant près de 200 planches dessinées d'après nature et lithographiées et suivi d'un Précis des systèmes de Lavater et de Gall

      Mansut & Billet, 1844. 2 (4 tomi in 2 volumi) 27x20,5 cm., pagg.XV+177 (3), 191 (1), 206, 196, 4 volumi rilegati in 2, legatura coeva in mezza pelle, marocchino scuro, titolo e decorazioni in oro ai dorsi, segnalibro, circa 200 tavole fuori testo disegnate dall'Autore, incise a piena pagina o più volte ripiegate, che illustrano, in nitide litografie, l'anatomia del corpo umano, frontespizio con immagine di studioso. Ritratto di Paolo Mascagni e due tavole con la figura dell'uomo e della donna in apertura del capitolo Notions prèliminaires. In francese, ottime condizioni.Ex libris della libreria Legrand. Edizione originale di un importante trattato di anatomia e fisiologia umana, ricco di iconografia. Olto interessanti le tavole che illustrano i sistemi di Lavater e Gall. Galet, ancien chef de clinique de la Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier.

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        A Christmas Carol. 10th edn.

      Chapman & Hall. 1844 Half title, col. front. & 3 other plates by John Leech, text illus., final ad. leaf. Orig. horizontal-grained red cloth, blocked & lettered in gilt; following hinge with tiny nick at head & tail. Library labels of George Knight, Midhurst, on leading pastedown. Bookseller's ticket: T. Sotheran. a.e.g. A good-plus copy.The first edition to be published in red cloth, bringing the work into accordance with Dickens's other Christmas books.

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        Notizie naturali e civili su la Lombardia.

      coi tipi di Giuseppe Bernardoni di Giovanni, 1844. In-8° (cm. 22), legatura coeva in m. pelle e punte con titolo e filetti in oro al dorso e piatti marmorizzati (lievissime abrasioni); pp. CXII 491 [1] in buono stato, con in fine 4 tavole di prospetti (Carta idrografica del Po; Curve rappresentanti le medie mensili dei deflussi di Po, Adda e Senna e della pioggia, temperatura ed evaporazione per la Lombardia; Rappresentazione grafica delle altezze, efflussi ed afflussi del Lario nella piena straordinaria del Settembre 1829; Saggio di studi grafici sulla Lombardia nei rapporti di Geografia Botanica di Vincenzo Cesati). Edizione originale del primo e unico volume pubblicato, che tratta squisitamente di scienze. Cfr. CLIO II, 992. Ottimo esemplare.

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        A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa

      London: Hamilton, Adams and Co.; York: John L. Linney,, 1844. Octavo. Original dark green fine-diaper cloth, blind rules and gilt title to spine, covers decoratively panel-stamped in blind, yellow surface-paper endpapers, top edge untrimmed. Etched frontispiece with tissue-guard, 15 similar plates, 28 wood-engravings to the text, 2 folding maps. Contemporary ownership inscription of one Thomas Robson dated 1844 and bookplate of George Harwood to the front pastedown. Bumped spine-ends and tips skilfully refurbished, inner hinges repaired, frontispiece a little foxed, pale browning along plate-margins, short closed tear to bottom edge of plate facing p. 107 and to stub of lightly spotted folding map. A very good copy. First edition of the author's second book, uniform with his Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies, published the previous year. Backhouse (1794-1869) came from a prominent Quaker family of botanists and horticulturists with roots in Darlington, where his grandfather, also James, made the family fortune by establishing a bank. He sailed for Australia in 1831, performing missionary and humanitarian duties as well as collecting plant and seed samples which he sent back to Hooker in Glasgow, staying until 1838. On the return journey he spent three months in Mauritius en route to Cape Town, and spent the next year and a half "visiting almost every inhabited town and district, and, while assisting at religious meetings and missions, carefully noting every point of interest in the country and its inhabitants. There is a good description of Kaffraria, and of the Basuto, Griqua, and Bechuana countries, and the account of the Cape Colony affords valuable information concerning the first part of the nineteenth century" (Mendelssohn). Backhouse also displays his "good knowledge of botany, and throughout the volume there are ample description of the flora of the country" (ibid.); Hooker himself "recognized the value of Backhouse's botanical observations, naming a myrtaceous shrub Backhousia in 1845" (ODNB). The ownership inscription in this copy, belonging to one Thomas Robson, dated 1844, contains a conceivable family association: the Robsons were another family of wealthy Darlington Quakers which frequently intermarried with the Backhouses; Backhouse's uncle by marriage, noted botanist Edward Robson (1763-1813), was a "major influence" on his studies, and Backhouse's son (another James) married one Mary Robson.

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        Eigh. Brief mit Unterschrift "Johann".

      Schloss Vordernberg 9 10 1844 - 3 1/4 Seiten, in-8. - [An den Maler Ludwig Ferdinand Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1788-1853), wie meist ohne Anrede]. Über einen geeigneten Erzieher für seinen damals fünfjährigen Sohn Franz (1839-1891). "Gestern erhielt ich Ihren Brief vom 8t. dieses. Vor allem danke ich für die mir mitgetheilten Notizen. P[ater] E: betreffend; die Foderungen sind wahrlich mäßig und billig - sollten sie nach geschehener Prälaten Wahl noch etwas erfahren so bitte ich es mir mitzutheilen. Sie wissen daß ich auf drey individuen mein Auge geworfen, Man[uel?]: P. E: und Dr. K: - ersterer sanft, vielleicht zu sanft für den herben festen Sinn meines Knaben, spornt diesen nicht an, und obwohl er mir zusagte so fand ich [bei] ihm ein zu sorgfältiges Streben gefällig zu seyn und eine gewisse Ängstlichkeit die im Carakter liegen mag. D: K: fand ich Ernst, bestimmt, und sein ganzes Wesen gefiel mir, allein schwer in einer Unterredung zu errathen, da er jedes Wort abwog, dieser Mann dürfte sehr selbstständig seyn, und für die Erziehung eines reiferen Jünglings entsprechen, ob für einen frischen, arglosen, keine Weltrücksichten kennenden Knaben ist eine andere Frage, ob er die Geduld besitzet und das ruhige kalte Blut, dieß wage ich nicht zu entscheiden; Männer die mit ihm in näherer Berührung stehen dürften dieses beantworten. P: E: gefiel mir auf dem ersten Blick, offen und gut, dieser dürfte vielleicht dermalen der entsprechendeste seyn[.] Allerdings wäre mir in spätheren Jahren [Seite 2] ein Weltlicher lieber, allein dermalen ist ein Geistlicher gut - aus folgenden Gründen. Vor allem erinnere ich daß derselbe kein Jesuit, kein Celot seyn darf sondern in dem Geiste Leben und Wirken wie Pater Franz. - Mein Bub muß Religions Begriffe erhalten, jene Religion des Heilandes auf den zwey Grundgebothen gebauet muß in seinem Herzen Wurzeln schlagen - es lieget darinnen seine ganze Zukunft. Kann ihm dieses ein Weltlicher geben - denn wie wenige dieser sind damit im reinen, wie die meisten Einseitig, ich spreche dieses aus eigener Erfahrung ich hatte gute Erzieher - aber sie waren entweder Materialisten, oder Deisten alles übrige verachteten sie laut, oder sie schnitten sich eine Religion zu nach ihrer Gemächlichkeit - woher kam mir der Funke welcher mir mein Herz entzündete - von einem Augustiner voll Einfalt dem Pater Antonin, und von dem Erzbischof Hohenwarth, dieser entwickelte sich später durch Welt Erfahrung und durch die mir von Gott so Väterlich und gnädig zugesendeten Wiederwärtigkeiten und Schmerzlichen Kämpfe. Mir wurde manches klar - und dieß soll nicht verlohren [sein] sondern [Seite 3] auf meinem Knaben übergehen. Ist P. E: der Mann mit liebevollem Herzen, ohne mit Dogmen, welche erst für späthere Zeit gehören das Kind zu quälen und statt zum Glauben zum Unglauben zu führen - in dem Herzen des Zöglings die höchste Liebe zu Gott und jene zu dem nächsten, Gehorsam aus Liebe, Selbstverläugnung aus Liebe und Festigkeit der Treue gegen Gott und den Nebenmenschen dazu, die Liebe zur Wahrheit und das starke daran halten zu begründen und zu entwickeln, dann hat er seine Aufgabe gelöset. Liebe, Charitas; erzeuget Liebe, und mein Bub - bey aller seiner Raschheit - ist nur dadurch und durch Ernst und Wahrheit zu gewinnen. Ein brafer Geistlicher kann dieses am ersten leisten. Lehrer werden wir genug finden, aber Gemüths Erzieher sind selten. Die Ernste Zeit in der wir leben ruffet laut, daß man das Herz und die Wahrheit wieder gelten lasse - sie fodert Kampf gegen den Egoismus, ein wahres Product des Satans. - Hören sie was P: E: über diese meine Ansichten saget - und berichten sie mir darüber. Noch eines für meinen Knaben, einfachheit in allem in Kleidung[,] Art, Bedienung, nichts von Luxus - dieser [Seite 4] Schlamm in welchen so viele verlohren giengen; weil sie die Einfalt der . verließen. / Morgen fahre ich nach Gratz zu den Sitzungen - dann auf dem Weinberge, Gott mit Ihnen." - 1845 setzte Johann für sein einziges Kind aus der Ehe mit Anna Plochl bei Metternic

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        Musée d'anatomie pathologique. Bibliothèque de médecine et de chirurgie pratique représentant en relief les altérations morbides du corps humain

      Paris, (chez l'auteur), 1844, in-8, [6]-304-[3] pages, 2 planches en lithographie, demi-toile chagrinée beige, pièce de titre rouge, Édition originale, rare. Description des pièces exécutées par Félix Thibert, préparateur pour la Faculté de médecine, préparées selon un nouveau procédé "fondé sur les avantages d'une matière inaltérable et d'une peinture indélébile" et exposées à son domicile au n° 8 de la rue Montparnasse à Paris. Les planches en lithographie, exécutées d'après les dessins du peintre Charles Lemercier, représentent cette collection de pièces en carton pâte figurant des pathologies de la peau, des yeux, des pathologies internes et des lésions viscérales, présentées dans des cadres munis de dos de livres factices ou dans des boîtes-livres, pouvant ainsi être disposés sur les étagères d'une bibliothèque à la manière de volumes in-4. Philibert-Félix Thibert (1808-1846) était spécialisé dans la fabrication de pièces anatomiques en carton pâte et dans la préparation de pièces artificielles d'anatomie pathologique. Il obtint le prix Monthyon et fit paraître deux ouvrages en 1839 (Anatomie pathologique avec modèles en relief) et 1844. Près de 2000 pièces réalisées par lui rejoignirent la collection du musée de pédagogie chirurgicale du Val-de-Grâce en 1858 (futur musée du Service de santé des armées), fondé par Hippolyte Larrey. Étiquette de don de la bibliothèque des Liouville et cachet de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Dos sali, coins usés. Rousseurs.

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        THE BOOK OF WORKING TRADES; or English Industry Exemplified.

      [8] leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last being pastedowns to the wrappers, each leaf bearing a hand-coloured engraving with a description of the trade depicted in verse beneath. Original pictorial wrappers. Octavo. Ownership name and date on front cover; spine splitting at heel; some wrinkling of paper; small loss to corner on rear wrapper; else a very good copy of a scarce book. Worldcat records two copies only: Chicago and Indiana.

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        La sicura guida degli amministratori e dè giudici del contenzioso amministrativo - Vol. I - II - III - IV ossiano le tre leggi fondamentali dell' amministrativo sistema del Regno delle Due Sicilie

      Raffaele Miranda, 1844. ITALIANO 3,72 Otto volumi in quattro tomi. Legatura in mezza pelle con piatti marmorizzati.Titolo in oro ai dorsi in tasselli rossi. Pagine in buono stato con segni dl tempo e tagli bruniti. USATO

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        Onguent contre la morsure de vipère noire

      Paris, Gaume frères, 1844, in-16, (4), 218pp, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs, Deuxième édition de cet ouvrage très curieux écrit par un ancien chirurgien. Rédigé sur un ton bonimenteur, ce petit livre semble l'oeuvre d'un parfait charlatan qui s'attache à vanter les vertus médicales de son produit. Bel exemplaire

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        La sicura guida degli amministratori e dè giudici del contenzioso amministrativo - Vol. I - II - III - IV ossiano le tre leggi fondamentali dell' amministrativo sistema del Regno delle Due Sicilie

      Raffaele Miranda 1844 - 1845 - 1846 - 1847, NAPOLI - ITALIANO Otto volumi in quattro tomi. Legatura in mezza pelle con piatti marmorizzati.Titolo in oro ai dorsi in tasselli rossi. Pagine in buono stato con segni dl tempo e tagli bruniti. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 800,00 euro.

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        Histoire naturelle. Zoologie. Première classe

      1844. 1844, , in-4, (42)ff manuscrits, chagrin brun, dos lisse orné à froid, tranches dorées (étiquette Chézaud & Braulart au 55, rue de le Verrerie à Paris), 27 dessins originaux en vignettes, à la mine de plomb, à la plume et au lavis, représentant les animaux. Avec un tableau récapitulatif, en fin de volume, de la classification des animaux. Ce manuscrit constitue probablement le cours d'histoire naturelle, suivi par Aimée de Givenchy en classe de première, en 1844. Coins et coiffes usés

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        A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa.

      London: Hamilton, Adams and Co.; York: John L. Linney, 1844 - Octavo. Original dark green fine-diaper cloth, blind rules and gilt title to spine, covers decoratively panel-stamped in blind, yellow surface-paper endpapers, top edge untrimmed. Contemporary ownership inscription of one Thomas Robson dated 1844 and bookplate of George Harwood to the front pastedown. Bumped spine-ends and tips skilfully refurbished, inner hinges repaired, frontispiece a little foxed, pale browning along plate-margins, short closed tear to bottom edge of plate facing p. 107 and to stub of lightly spotted folding map. A very good copy. Etched frontispiece with tissue-guard, 15 similar plates, 28 wood-engravings to the text, 2 folding maps. First edition of the author's second book, uniform with his Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies, published the previous year. Backhouse (1794-1869) came from a prominent Quaker family of botanists and horticulturists with roots in Darlington, where his grandfather, also James, made the family fortune by establishing a bank. He sailed for Australia in 1831, performing missionary and humanitarian duties as well as collecting plant and seed samples which he sent back to Hooker in Glasgow, staying until 1838. On the return journey he spent three months in Mauritius and arrived at Cape Town in 1838, spending the next year and a half "visiting almost every inhabited town and district, and, while assisting at religious meetings and missions, carefully noting every point of interest in the country and its inhabitants. THere is a good description of Kaffraria, and of the Basuto, Griqua, and Bechuana countries, and the account of the Cape Colony affords valuable information concerning the first part of the nineteenth century" (Mendelssohn). Backhouse's observations also display his "good knowledge of botany, and throughout the volume there are ample description of the flora of the country" (ibid.). Hooker himself "recognized the value of Backhouse's botanical observations, naming a myrtaceous shrub Backhousia in 1845" (ODNB). The ownership inscription in this copy, belonging to one Thomas Robson, dated 1844, contains a conceivable family association: the Robsons were another family of wealthy Darlington Quakers which frequently intermarried with the Backhouses; Backhouse's uncle by marriage, noted botanist Edward Robson (1763-1813), was a "major influence" on his studies, and Backhouse's son (another James) married one Mary Robson. Howgego II B5; Mendelssohn I p. 62; SABIB I p. 107. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Journal de l'expédition des Portes de fer

      Paris, Impr. Royale, 1844, in-8, grand , (4), XVI, 329pp, (1bl.)f, carte et 40pl, Cartonnage à la bradel chamois, dos lisse orné d'une pièce de titre brune (cart. de l'ép.), 40 bois gravés d'après Raffet, Dauzats et Descamps, tirés avant la lettre et imprimés sur Chine. Chacune de ces pl. est protégée par une serpente avec la légende imprimée. Nombreuses vignettes in-texte, carte dépliante. PREMIER TIRAGE de ce livre important, qui retrace l'expédition du duc d'Orléans en Algérie en 1839. Il fut rédigé par l'écrivain Charles Nodier, à partir des notes prises par le jeune prince. Tiré à env. 1520 exemplaires, cet ouvrage était destiné aux membres de la famille royale, aux personnages de l'Etat, aux dignitaires de la Cour, et aux officiers, sous-officiers et soldats qui avaient pris part au voyage. Tous ces bénéficiaires reçurent leur exemplaire avec leur nom respectif imprimé sur le faux-titre: le notre fut offert au capitaine Tourbet. Exemplaire grand de marge, dans son cartonnage primitif: cet ouvrage a paru "sans couverture, dans un cartonnage papier chamois avec étiquette au dos" (Carteret). Qq. rousseurs et piqûres éparses. Cartonnage un peu lâche, et frotté avec un coin usé. Manque deux serpentes. Néanmoins bon exemplaire de ce remarquable ouvrage, rare et recherché

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        Traité élémentaire de paléontologie ou histoire naturelle des animaux fossiles considérés dans leurs rapports zoologiques et géologiques.

      Genève, 1844/45, tre volumi in-8vo mezza pelle con ang. rinforzati, pp. XVII-368 con 18 tav. lit. + XII-401 con 20 tav. lit. e XI-470 con 15 tav. lit.

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        Elemens de pathologie chirurgicale.

      Paris: Bailliere, 1844. 1st edition. Nelaton, Auguste (1807-73). Elemens de pathologie chirurgicale. 5 vols., 8vo. Signatures 3 & 4 in vol. 3 transposed. Text illustrations. Paris: Bailliere, 1844-59. 217 x 130 mm. Half calf, gilt c. 1859, rubbed, some vols. All volumes need rebacking. A little dampstaining & foxing, 2 or 3 minor tears, but good. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 5597. "Nelaton was the originator of many important surgical advances and procedures. He is to be given credit for having introduced into general surgical practice the method of controlling primary and secondary hemorrhage by tying both ends of the severed artery . . . He reported his successful use of coagulating injecting fluids in treating aneurysms of the pelvic arteries and the marked value of enterostomy in cases of intestinal obstruction . . . He devised the soft rubber catheter and the porcelain-tipped probe"(Leonardo). Nelaton's contributions to orthopedics, to plastic surgery and to ophthalmology are also contained in his magnum opus. Orr 877. Zeis 605. Heirs of Hippocrates 1697. Waller 6830.

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        Gedichte von Wilhelm Waiblinger

      Hamburg, Heubel, 1844. 293 Seiten 16°, gebunden Erstausgabe in dunkelgrünem Pappeinband mit Goldprägung, Rücken an den Gelenken angerissen, Bindung hinten gelockert, Buchblock in sich jedoch fest. Marmorschnitte. Seiten stockfleckig und an den Außenrändern gebräunt. Besitzer-Namensaufkleber im vorderen Innendeckel sowie handschriftlicher Namenseintrag auf dem Vorblatt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Belletristik

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        Description raisonnée d'une Jolie Collection de Livres (Nouveaux Mélanges tirés d'une petite Bibliothèque)…précédée d'une Introduction par M. G. Duplessis. De la Vie de M. Ch. Nodier, par M. Francis Wey et d'une Notice Bibliographique sur ses Ouvrages

      2 p.l., 36, 492 pp. 8vo, cont. marbled boards (sympathetically rebacked by Trevor Lloyd), spine gilt, orig. blue morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: J. Techener, 1844.First edition of this description of one of the most celebrated French collections of the Romantic period. This is Nodier's account of his collection in its final state. He was obviously considering retirement and wanted to realize his main asset. For this purpose, he had again prepared extensive investigations of the books to be sold as Nouveau Mélanges, a part of which he had published in the Bulletin du Bibliophile; death overtook him on 27 January, 1844, by which time his entire text had been set up in proof. 1254 entries.This copy lacks, as is quite often the case, Nodier's note on Duvergier's "Invention de l'Imprimerie" (3 pp.), the "Introduction" (7 pp.), "Notice bibliographique" (24 pp.), and the "Table & Prix" (28 pp.).Very good copy. Bookplate of Eric Speeckaert.

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        Un Autre Monde Transformations, visions, incarnations, ascensions, locomotions, explorations, pérégrinations, excursions, stations, cosmogonies, fantasmagories, rêveries, folâtreries, facéties, lubies, métamorphoses

      H. Fournier, 1844. demi-veau bleu glacé à coins, dos lisse orné à la rocaille, tête or, tranches jaspées, couverture Édition originale du texte de Taxile Delord et premier tirage des illustrations de Grandville. Pâles rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire cependant, comportant - ce qui est très rare - ses extraordinaires couvertures illustrées. Fragiles, elles sont ici remontées et doublées.

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        Description raisonnée d'une Jolie Collection de Livres (Nouveaux Mélanges tirés d'une petite Bibliothèque)?précédée d'une Introduction par M. G. Duplessis. De la Vie de M. Ch. Nodier, par M. Francis Wey et d'une Notice Bibliographique sur ses Ouvrages

      - 2 p.l., 36, 492 pp. 8vo, cont. marbled boards (sympathetically rebacked by Trevor Lloyd), spine gilt, orig. blue morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: J. Techener, 1844. First edition of this description of one of the most celebrated French collections of the Romantic period. This is Nodier's account of his collection in its final state. He was obviously considering retirement and wanted to realize his main asset. For this purpose, he had again prepared extensive investigations of the books to be sold as Nouveau Mélanges, a part of which he had published in the Bulletin du Bibliophile; death overtook him on 27 January, 1844, by which time his entire text had been set up in proof. 1254 entries. This copy lacks, as is quite often the case, Nodier's note on Duvergier's "Invention de l'Imprimerie" (3 pp.), the "Introduction" (7 pp.), "Notice bibliographique" (24 pp.), and the "Table & Prix" (28 pp.). Very good copy. Bookplate of Eric Speeckaert. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Emigration to the tropical world, for the melioration of all classes of people of all nations.

      Published at the Concordium Ham Common Surrey. And sold by J. Watson. J. Cleave. Hetherington. London 1844 - 8vo., 24pp., the paper a little browned, last leaf with some foxing and minor staining, sympathetically bound in old-style quarter calf gilt. First edition: rare. Goldsmiths 34014. Menger p.240. Stammhammer III, p.107. Sargent (Utopian Literature>), p.23, Lewis (Utopian Literature in Penn. State Libraries>), p.59. COPAC finds copies only at BL + Goldsmiths + Glasgow + LSE. Not in Kress, Black or Williams. A curiosity of 19th century utopian literature published shortly after the collapse of the London Phalanx> and Doherty, Young and Tailor's failed attempt to persuade Parliament to finance a comparative experiment testing the Owenite, Etzlerian, and Phalansterian plans. John Etzler had impressed the Fourierist Hugh Doherty with his work, published in 1841, entitled The New World: or mechanical system to perform the labours of man and beast>, which itself was a sequel to his earlier (1836) The Paradise within the reach of all men, without labour, by powers of nature and machinery>. He had exciting and imaginative ideas about self-sustaining communities harnessing nature to provide what he called 're-acting power' through use of the sun, waves, wind and tides. Etzler also proposed a revolution in the technique of living with apartment blocks, central heating, elevators and air-conditioning. With his partner Stollmeyer, Etzler's inventive energies were directed into an extraordinary portfolio of mechanical projects to improve everything from farm machinery to printing and ship navigation. His was to be a technological utopia. With the collapse of the London Phalanx>, and the failure of [Arthur] Young's Fourierist colony near Dijon, Etzler was led to propose yet another scheme: the colonisation of Venezuela. This was outlined in Emigration to the Tropical World for the Melioration of All Classes of People of All Nations>, published by the Concordium Press at Ham Common. Among Etzler's supporters was James Elmzlie Duncan, the publisher of The Sun Beam>, whose verdict was that Etzler was 'the greatest man ever of this enterprising and wonder-working age'. In Emigration to the Tropical World>, the author reviews the advantages of the West Indies, Guiana, Honduras, Africa, Asia and Australia as possible emigration destinations for stressed Europeans. He finally proposes the formation of a Tropical Emigration Society and here sets out its objects and rules of engagement. It would take up the offer of land in Venezuela which would be made ready for settlement by a pioneer corps. The Society would pay for doctors and teachers to work in the community and a library would be provided. A portion of the land so settled would be owned by the Society as communal land, but Society shareholders would also be allocated their own personal plots. The rules of the Society are set out in some detail. Etzler's conclusion is a long and exuberantly enthusiastic portrait of the perfect opportunities in the Venezuelan community for everyone who joins the Society. There would be plenty of leisure time for everybody for 'amusement and instruction', with books, lectures, 'music and social songs; dances and plays of fancy and exercise; scientific amusements and instructions', and much more. Land would be cultivated by machines: living apartments would be saturated with insecticides; and the buildings would be lit by gas-light and there would be air-conditioning. But all this was subordinate to what are called the 'higher objects of the society' which, among other liberal ideas, guaranteed 'the non-interference with any opinion or private independence and domestic concern'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des villes de France Avec une introduction générale pour chaque province

      Furne, Perrotin & Fournier 1844 - Paris, Furne, Perrotin & Fournier, 1844-48 6 volumes in-4 (27,2cm x 18,6cm) de (4)-XXIV-688, (4)-720, (4)-628, (4)-624, (4)-828 & (4)-820pp. 24 bandeaux, lettrine & cul-de-lampe. 6 vignettes de titre, 6 en-têtes, 6 in-texte & 86 hors-texte à pleine page. 133 armoiries de villes en couleurs dont celle de Paris à pleine page. Une carte dépliante des provinces de France en couleurs. Demi chagrin vert, dos à nerfs, caissons décorés d'un triple encadrement doré, titre & tomaison frappés or, tranches jaspées. (Reliure d'époque) Bel ensemble, reliure en bel état malgré les do passés; intérieur frais avec rares rousseurs éparses. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grand Concert Vocal et Instrumental, qui sera termine par Bolero Espagnol. Dansé par M. et Mme. Theodore. Partie vocale: M. Bertaut, Mmes. Chevalier, Pratz-Pouzols. Partie instrumentale: MM. Bernardin et Weber. Chef d\'Orchestre M. T. Eisfeld; sous-chef M. Tingry. - Salle Vivienne.

      Paris, 8. 10. 1844. Plakat mit typographischem Text auf gelbem Papier. Blattgr.: 86 x 61,5 cm.Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Complete Angler, The

      London: D. Bogue, 1844. A Wonderful Example of The Guild of Women Binders GUILD OF WOMEN BINDERS. WALTON, Izaac. & COTTON, Charles. The Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. Edited by John Major. London: D. Bogue, 1844. Fourth edition. Presentation inscription on half-title "... an early copy/from the editor" " (John Major). Small octavo (6 5/8 x 4 1/4 inches; 168 x 108 mm.). lx, 418, [1, imprint], [1, blank] pp. Twelve steel-engraved plates (most with original tissue-guards) and seventy-four wood engravings in the text. Some very minor occasional foxing and some very slight darkening to the plate borders. A fine 'Art Noveau' binding, ca. 1900 by The Guild of Women Binders (stamp-signed in gilt on front free end-paper). Full dark green morocco, covers and spine decoratively tooled in gilt and inlaid with twenty-seven fish in maroon calf and seven 'water-lilies' inlaid in tan calf. Smooth spine, lettered in gilt, gilt ruled board edges. Brown morocco doublures elaborately tooled in gilt in a floral 'art noveau' design, vellum end-leaves with gilt dots in corners. The bare minimum of fading to the spine. A very fine example with the triangular blue calf bookplate of Arthur Howard Thompson on verso of front free end-paper. The Guild of Women-Binders was an organization founded to promote and distribute the work of women bookbinders at the turn of the 20th century. It was founded by Frank (Francis) Karslake in 1898, and disbanded in 1904. It helped sell bindings produced by women binders already practicing, and instituted training programs to teach other women. Frank Karslake was a London bookseller, and a founder and financial backer of the Hampstead Bindery. At the 1897 Victorian Era Exhibition at Earl's Court, he encountered several bindings by women, including Annie S. Macdonald, on display, and his interest was piqued. Soon after, he invited several women binders to exhibit their work in his London shop; this "Exhibition of Artistic Bookbinding by Women," which ran from November 1897 to February 1898, garnered a substantial amount of interest from the public, and convinced him that promoting women's bookbindings could be a profitable venture, if perhaps partially for the novelty. Whatever his motivations, Karslake soon began acting as an agent to women binders already practicing, such as Annie MacDonald and Edith and Florence de Rheims. By May 1898, the Guild of Women Binders was open as a business venture, headquartered at Karslake's bookstore at 61 Charing Cross Road. Karslake "saw that more money could be made by teaching to bind than by only binding and selling books. He maintained that women were well-suited to be bookbinders, due to their "inborn reverence for the beautiful" and their deftness of hand. He focused on both promoting the work of women already engaged in bookbinding, and training additional women to create bindings. Every member of the Guild received training in hand-bookbinding, and were offered employment after they completed this training. Members and associates of the Guild of Women Binders carved out a niche for themselves at the end of the 19th century by producing fine, artistic bindings by hand in an era when bookbinding was becoming increasingly mechanized. As part of its training efforts, the Guild set up a workshop, headed by Karslake's daughter Constance, near the Hampstead Bindery in 1899. The Guild accepted for training only women with an art school background, likely limiting them to a small pool of middle-class women; by 1903, they had an estimated 25-30 students. In keeping with the artistic styles of the time, many of the bindings featured Art Nouveau patterns, with sweeping lines and elegantly curved shapes. Karslake's advertising claimed that each binding was decorated with a unique pattern, though several patterns seem to have been variations of others. Ultimately, the Guild was not a successful business venture, possibly due to Karslake's inexperience in the professional bookbinding world (despite his associations with several binding operations, he had never worked as a binder himself). Karslake had tried to grow the Guild too far and too fast, taking on more students than teachers, and expecting too much out of his teaching staff. Some professional bookbinders suspected that the bindings were too sophisticated to have been produced by women, especially recently trained ones; a few even accused Karslake of passing off the work of the Hampstead Bindery as Guild work. Potential buyers began to mistrust Karslake and the guild's products (with some justification, as Karslake and his workshops had little knowledge of sound bookbinding techniques such as those practiced by other Arts and Crafts binders of the time), and many bindings went unsold. The Guild was shuttered in 1904, leaving Karslake bankrupt and many of the women who had worked with him tainted by the controversy (though some did go on to continue independent careers as bookbinders). An (incomplete) list of women binders associated with the Guild: Annie S. Macdonald; Ella Bailey; Constance Karslake; Olive Karslake; Edith de Rheims; Florence de Rheims; Helen Schofield; Mrs. Frances Knight; Lilian Overton; Hélène Cox; Mary Downing; Muriel Driffield; Gertrude Giles; Dorothy Holmes; Ethel Slater; H. W. Sym; Gertrude Stiles, and Gwladys Edwards. Art Nouveau is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts, that was most popular between 1890 and 1910. A reaction to the academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers.

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus.

      London: George Virtue,, [c.1844]. Illustrated in a series of views of Constantinople and its environs, from original drawings by W. H. Bartlett; [and] BEATTIE, William, The Danube: Its History, Scenery, and Typography. Splendidly illustrated, from sketches taken on the spot, by Abresch, and drawn by W. H. Bartlett. Together 2 works bound in 1, large quarto (263 x 202 mm). Near-contemporary red morocco bound for George Rutland, titles and decoration to spine gilt in compartments, ornamental frames to covers gilt, edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. With portrait frontispieces and engraved vignette title pages with tissue-guards and 168 engraved plates. Binder's stamp to front pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. Expanded edition of The Beauties of the Bosphorus with an appendix containing an additional six plates. Both works were originally published serially; The Beauties of the Bosphorus in 1838, The Danube between 1842 and 1844. "In 1835 Pardoe accompanied her father to Constantinople, and at the time it was felt that no woman apart from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had acquired so intimate a knowledge of Turkey" (ODNB). The Beauties of the Bosphorus was published to capitalise on the great success of the author's City of the Sultan (1837) and to provide a text for Bartlett's engravings, which were among the earliest of his Eastern series to appear, and demonstrated "his skill in architectural drawing, and … an ability to handle more open landscape work" (Hunnisett, Steel-Engraved Book Illustration in England, p. 114). William Bartlett spent most of the 1830s travelling across Europe, the Middle East and North America providing illustrations for travel books, most of which were published by Virtue. Five of the plates are by John Cousen, including "The Column of Theodosius", which "well indicates the variations in tone he was able to achieve" (ibid., p. 96). In 1835 and 1836 William Beattie (1793–1875), "travelled in Switzerland and the land of the Waldenses ... during this period he published several poems and descriptive and historical works, some being illustrated by his friend W. H. Bartlett" (ODNB). George Rutland was an antiquarian bookseller based in Newcastle-On-Tyne active throughout the mid 19th-century. He was described in the Newcastle-on-Tyne Town Council Meeting Minutes of 3 June 1863 as "one of the most extensive second-hand book dealers in the North of England".

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus. Illustrated in a series of views of Constantinople and its environs, from original drawings by W. H. Bartlett; [and] BEATTIE, William, The Danube: Its History, Scenery, and Typography. Splendidly illustrated, from sketches taken on the spot, by Abresch, and drawn by W. H. Bartlett.

      London: George Virtue, [c.1844] - Together 2 works bound in 1, large quarto (263 x 202 mm). Near-contemporary red morocco bound for George Rutland, titles and decoration to spine gilt in compartments, ornamental frames to covers gilt, edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Binder's stamp to front pastedown. Minor rubbing to extremities, foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. With portrait frontispieces and engraved vignette title pages with tissue-guards and 168 engraved plates. Expanded edition of The Beauties of the Bosphorus with an appendix containing an additional six plates. Both works were originally published serially; The Beauties of the Bosphorus in 1838, The Danube between 1842 and 1844. "In 1835 Pardoe accompanied her father to Constantinople, and at the time it was felt that no woman apart from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had acquired so intimate a knowledge of Turkey" (ODNB). The Beauties of the Bosphorus was published to capitalise on the great success of the author's City of the Sultan (1837) and to provide a text for Bartlett's engravings, which were among the earliest of his Eastern series to appear, and demonstrated "his skill in architectural drawing, and an ability to handle more open landscape work" (Hunnisett, Steel-Engraved Book Illustration in England, p. 114). William Bartlett spent most of the 1830s travelling across Europe, the Middle East and North America providing illustrations for travel books, most of which were published by Virtue. Five of the plates are by John Cousen, including "The Column of Theodosius", which "well indicates the variations in tone he was able to achieve" (ibid., p. 96). In 1835 and 1836 William Beattie (1793–1875), "travelled in Switzerland and the land of the Waldenses . during this period he published several poems and descriptive and historical works, some being illustrated by his friend W. H. Bartlett" (ODNB). George Rutland was an antiquarian bookseller based in Newcastle-On-Tyne active throughout the mid 19th-century. He was described in the Newcastle-on-Tyne Town Council Meeting Minutes of 3 June 1863 as "one of the most extensive second-hand book dealers in the North of England". Atabey 922; Blackmer 1254. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A detailed estimate and specification for an 'elegant new chariot' to be supplied to Timothy Hutton, of Clifton Castle, Yorkshire, together with related correspondence, dated variously in

      and 1845 1844 - Horne, Thompson and Holland, coach builders and harness makers, and successors to the coach makers Edward and James Houlditch, had premises at 93 Long Acre (London) having just moved from 254 Oxford Street (according to the Post Office London Directory for 1843). Timothy Hutton (b. 1779) had purchased the Cliftonestate in 1802, demolished the original Clifton Castle and commissioned John Foss to build the present Grecian style house. In 1844/45 Hutton was High Sheriff of Yorkshire. He died without heirs in 1863. Clifton Castle is now the seat of the Marquess of Downshire. The principal document in this small archive is a single folded sheet (folio size: 40 x 25.5 cms), with clean tears at folds (no loss), comprising a long and detailed quotation for the supply of a new coach at a total estimated cost of a massive 304 guineas (5% discount for cash). It begins thus: 'April 17 1844. Estimate of an elegant new chariot of the very best materials & workmanship with sword case & inside seat-box, the inside lined with fine cloth & improved watered silk or morocco squabs stuffed with the best curled hair & trimmed with lace double folding steps recessed in the doors trimmed with cloth & morocco the roof covered with leather & mounted with brass or silver plated mouldings, fashionable door handles, a splash frame covered with double patent leather, & a pair of patent double bodied lamps. .'. There follow an extensive list of further details of fixtures and fittings. The four accompanying letters are: 1. Horne, Thompson & Holland, 23 July 1844, informing Hutton that his new chariot would be sent up to Yorkshire 'per 8 o'clock morning train from Euston Square'. 2. Retained copy of a letter from Hutton dated July 30, 1844, enclosing £300 draft but also noting that 'the carriage appears large and heavy' but hoping that 'when a little more used, will not prove too much so for a pair of horses'. Hutton also points out a defect to the steps which has 'injured the spokes of the wheel'. 3. Horne & Co.'s response of 31 July 1844 apologising for the wheel problem ('which can be remeaded [sic] with a very little attention') and thanking Hutton for the £300. 4. Retained copy of another letter from Hutton dated April 7, 1845, suggesting in strong terms that a further bill from Horne's was unacceptable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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