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        Natural History of New York: Zoology of New York, or the New York Fauna; Comprising Detailed Descriptions of all Animals hitherto Observed within the State of New York, with Brief Notices of those occasionally found near its Borders, accompanied by illustrations. Part II. Birds.

      Albany, NY: Carroll and Cook, 1844.. FINE HAND-COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS. Quarto (29 x 26cm), pp.xii, 380. Complete with 141 hand-coloured lithographs, featuring two or three birds per plate. In contemporary black half calf by W. F. Gubitz of Glen Falls New York, with gilt titles to spine and black cloth boards. Some moderate foxing to prelims, small closed tear with slight loss to plate 21. Approaching almost total detachment from the binding - just about holding at the upper hinge. Wear to spine. Fair overall - a good complete example of the plates.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Zoology of New York: Or, the New-York Fauna- Comprising Detailed Descriptions of All the Animals Hitherto Observed Within the State of New-york, Part 2: Birds

      Carroll and Cook. Hardcover. B0008CF5RI Carroll and Cook, Printers To The Assembly; Albany, 1844. Hardcover. First edition. In Very Good condition, light to moderate foxing to some text pages/pastedowns, plates nice, small strip damaged to flyleafs at gutter, though bindings solid, it is starting, in 1/2 leather[tips and spine] gilt ruled and lettered binding, teg. From title page: "comprising detailed descriptions of all the animals hitherto observed within the state of New-York, with brief notices of those occasionally found near its borders, and accompanied by appropriate illustrations.", index in English and Latin names, as well as a list of plates of the birds. 4to[quarto or approx. 9.5 x 12 inches], 380 pp. with 141 colour plates. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Mark Lavendier, Bookseller]
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        Natural History of New York: Zoology of New York, or the New York Fauna; Comprising Detailed Descriptions of all Animals hitherto Observed within the State of New York, with Brief Notices of those occasionally found near its Borders, accompanied by illustrations. Part II. Birds.

      Albany, NY: Carroll and Cook, 1844. FINE HAND-COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS. Quarto (29 x 26cm), pp.xii, 380. Complete with 141 hand-coloured lithographs, featuring two or three birds per plate. In contemporary black half calf by W. F. Gubitz of Glen Falls New York, with gilt titles to spine and black cloth boards. Some moderate foxing to prelims, small closed tear with slight loss to plate 21. Approaching almost total detachment from the binding - just about holding at the upper hinge. Wear to spine. Fair overall - a good complete example of the plates.

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        Cartouche, The Celebrated French Robber

      London: Hugh Cunningham, 1844, 1844. First edition. NCBEL III, 1135; OCLC records three copies (Illinois, Kent State and Cambridge). Edges rubbed; a couple of signatures sprung; a good copy.. 3 vols, 8vo, contemporary black sheep, marbled paper sides, gilt lettering. Bound without the half-titles. A scarce novel about the legendary French highwayman, Louis Dominque Cartouche (1693-1721). Peake (1792-1847) was a playwright for most of his career, but later wrote fiction for Bentley's Magazine.

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        A NEW SPIRIT OF THE AGE

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1844. FIRST EDITION y. 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.. 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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Cavalese in Val di Fiemme.

      1844. Litografia di mm 230x310 su foglio di mm 375x445, tratta da "Le vedute del Trentino".Basilio Armani (Riva del Garda 1817 - Malé 1899), fu pittore e incisore, reso celebre soprattutto dalle sue vedute litografiche di paesaggi gardesani, trentini e tirolesi. Ottimo esemplare, con inconsistente alone di umidità all'angolo inferiore sinistro bianco. Basilio Armani, Panorami dal Garda al Tirolo, 1999, n° 66.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Perini s.a.s.]
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        Recuerdos y bellezas de España: Aragón. Obra destinada a dar a conocer sus monumentos, antigüedades y vistas pintorescas en láminas dibujadas del natural y litografiadas por F. J. Parcerisa. Acompañadas de texto por P. Piferrer y J. M. Quadrado.

      1844 - -21,5 x 31 cm.- 1 h. + portada cromolitografiada por J. Donon a cuatro tintas y oro + 434 págs. + 51 bellas láminas con litografías. Ilustrado también con grandes capitulares en azul, rojo y oro. Encuadernación en holandesa de época, lomo y puntas de piel, con estampaciones en oro y en seco. Cantos decorados. (En muy buen estado en general, tan sólo en una pequeña zona superior del margen interior de las páginas, se concentran entre 2 y 3 agujeros de polilla, pero no afectan ni al texto ni a las láminas.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berceo (Libros Antiguos)]
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        NOTIZIE NATURALI E CIVILI SU LA LOMBARDIA.

      Milano, Bernardoni, 1844. In-8 p. (mm. 233x150), mz. pelle mod. con ang., tit. oro al dorso, pp. CXII,491, con 4 grandi tavv. f.t., più volte ripieg., così descritte: "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)". Volume primo ed unico pubblicato, dedicato alla parte fisica e naturale della Lombardia, con notizie geografiche e geologiche, idrologia, flora, fauna, etc. "Prima edizione" di una delle principali opere di Carlo Cattaneo, di notevole rarità. Cfr. CLIO,II, p. 992. Solo una tavola restaur. per manc., altrim. esempl. con barbe, ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      Paris: A. and W. Galignani and Co, 1844. 1st edition thus (Hearn, p. 175). Not in Gimbel. Modern full brown calf, with black spine labels in the 2nd & 4th compartments, raised bands. Later marbled eps. Marbled edges (original). Binding - Fine. Textblock - Very Good (bit of age-toning to paper/period pencil pos to preliminary blank).. [4], 140, [2 (blank)] pp. Published without the Leech illustrations. 8vo. 5-7/8" x 3-5/8" Quite uncommon period edition of this Dickens classic- OCLC records only 3 US institutions holding a copy.

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        The Danube: Its History, Scenery and Topography, Splendidly Illustrated by Sketches Taken on the Spot, by Abresch, and Drawn by W.H. Bartlett, Esq.

      Virtue, London., [1844]. First edition. Quarto. pp iv, 236. Extra engraved title-page with vignette. Eighty steel-engraved plates and two maps. Period binding of quarter dark green leather with raised bands, gilt decoration to spine, cloth sides, marbled edges.A bit of foxing here and there. Some rubbing to covers at edges and joints. Very good.

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        The Danube

      Virtue & Co, London 1844 - 236pp. Map and steel engraved plates. VG : in very good condition with dentelles and gauffered edges. Aeg. Some age toning to prelims and rear eps. Ownership details on feps [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Handel des Russischen Reichs.

      Mitau and Leipzig, G. A. Reyher, 1844. 8vo. Contemporary dark green calf, ornamented in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, inner dentelles ornamented in gilt, pink watered endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. [iv], 330, [2, errata], tables in the text; light wear to extremities, a little spotted in places; provenance: duplicate from a Latvian library (1920s stamp), crossed out earlier German stamp of the Society for Antiquities of the Baltic Provinces of Russia. Scarce first edition of this picture of Russian economy, trade and manufacturing at the time, written by an English lecturer in Dorpat (Tartu, Estonia), who later wrote a book on the impact of the revolutions of 1848/9 on the Austro-Hungarian economy and administration. In the preface he obliquely hints that he wanted to include more statistical tables and material but was stopped by 'important voices' (i.e. the Russian authorities). Divided into six chapters the book opens with a geographical and statistic survey of the Empire, the national wealth, primary production, and industry. This is followed by the trade, the situation of the merchant class and their restrictions, ports, im- and export. The fifth chapter is on customs and tariffs, and the final one deals with trade companies, steam navigation, transport companies and trade agreements. Goldsmiths'-Kress 33720.

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        CORRESPONDENCE OF CHRISTIAN KARL LUDWIG RÜMKER  1788 1862 and JOHN LEE 1783 1866   WITH SOME CORRESPONDENCE 1844 62 LETTERS FROM GEORGE WILHELM FRIEDRICH RÜMKER 1832 1900

      A collection of 90 letters with some astronomical calculations, mostly relating to astronomical observations  from Hamburg, with some from Lisbon (whither he went in March 1857 for health reasons), but with one document  relating to the sale of lands at Picton in Australia (dated September 1844), between Karl RÜmker and the English gentleman and amateur astronomer John Lee of Hartwell, Buckinghamshire, mostly addressed to him in London at Doctors' Commons. Some of the letters are clearly copies There is one letter from RÜmker's wife written after his death (21 December 1862, detailing the circumstances of his demise in Lisbon.   The letters (13) from George RÜmker, illegitimate son of CKL RÜmker date from between 1848 and 1854 and are written from the Observatories at Durham and Oxford.   The letters are all endorsed in a small neat hand (Lee's) with details of sender and date etc.   The letters whilst of technical interest also have much else to interest, such complaints about the exorbitant charges of the bookseller Asher in Berlin for sending books, accounts of the breaking of RÜmker's telescope in Lisbon, and so on. There is also a copy of 'Articles of agreement ...13 september 1844 between Charles Louis RÜmker of Hamburg the Vendor of the first part, Adolphus William Young of Sydney... and William Lumsdaine of Sydney  the purchaser of the third part' concerning the sale of land and dwelling at Picton, Australia. One of the letters refers to the 'equatorial telescope' at Hartwell House.     The family papers of Lee are in the British Library (Add. MSS. 47490-93), together with a number of items from the Lee collections (including one Arabic manuscript), but there are also papers in the Bodleian, and in other institutions from Canada to Australia.     There are also 2 other items, one printed (a pastoral letter dated 1849 from Thomas Darling addressed to the parishioners of St. Michael Paternoster & St Martin Vintry), and the other the passport dated 5 November 1864 of Mr. Reuben Townroe 'going to France, Italy and Austria on the Public Service.' Reuben Townroe (1835-1911) was  born in Sheffield He worked as an assistant to Godfrey Sykes on the architectural decorations for the South Kensington Museum (V&A) and completed these after the latter's death in 1866. In later years he worked as a modeller of brickwork and a draughtsman.

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        Milano e il suo territorio.

      Luigi di Giacomo Pirola], 1844. 2 volumi in-8° (cm. 26,4), legature in cartonato officinale figurato (lievi tracce d'usura); pp. [16] 391 [5], [4] 506 [2] in ottimo stato e fresche, con 14 tavole di vedute f.t. all'acquatinta (Cherobuin) protette da velina, 2 ampie carte ripiegate f.t., frontespizio testate e finalini illustrati in legno (Ratti), capilettera decorati; sporadiche correzioni di mano coeva al testo. Celebre compilazione diretta dal Cantù in edizione originale pubblicata per ordine del Consiglio Comunale. Cfr. Lozzi 2650; Predari 164; Hoepli 787; Villa 221. Ottimo esemplare.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        The Cruise of the Somers: Illustrative of the Despotism of the Quarter Deck; And of the Unmanly Conduct of Commander Mackenzie; "A New Spirit of the Age; The Life of Goethe" in two volumes; "Memoirs of Madame D' Arblay", compiled from Her Voluminous Diaries and Letters, and From Other Sources; "Young Kate; or, The Rescue. A Tale of the Great Kanawha", in two volumes

      New York: Various, 1844. Hardcover. Good. Thick 12mo. 4 titles: 102pp; 365pp; 142pp & 143pp; 143pp & 144pp; 208pp & 185pp. Marbled paper covered boards with red leather spine. Gilt title label "Gatherings" on the spine. Old paper label lower spine. Leather is rubbed on the joints and spine. Light edge wear to the boards. Light toning to contents. The first title in this gathering "The Cruise of the Somers: Illustrative of the Despotism of the Quarter Deck; And of the Unmanly Conduct of Commander Mackenzie" is one of Copper's scarcest works. Originally bound in wraps in 1844 with 6 pages advertisements (missing here).

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        Egyptian Travelling Companion for Overland Passengers between Europe and India via Egypt

      First edition. 12mo. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, the spine with raised bands ruled in gilt and contrasting lettering piece, the upper margin of the first leaves of the text punctured, but not affecting the printed area. An attractive copy. v, 158 pp. Alexandria, (the title-page also gives G. Muir, Malta, as bookseller and agent),

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        FORMULARIUM LEGALE PRACTICUM FORI ECCLESIASTICI OPUS EPISCOPIS, VICARIIS GENERALIBUS - 4 PARTIES EN 3 VOLUMES (PARS 1 + PARS 2 + PARS 3-4)

      ROMAE EX TYPOGRAPHIA REVERENDAE CAMERAE APOSTOLICAE 1844 - R260224600: 513+531+343+285 pages - texte en 2 colonnes - EX-LIBRIS TAMPON R.D. AUG. TRILHE - RELIURE VELIN - Tampons et étiquettes (dos) de bibliothèque - plats jaspés - pièces de titre vertes et marrons avec filets ornementés auteur titre et tomaison dorés sur le dos - GRAND FORMAT 27X37.5CM - 5 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES aliisque iurisdictionem quasi episcopalem exercentibus, nec non confessariis, parochis, cancellariis, ceterisque in dicto foro versantibus apprime utile ac necessarium - editio tertia romana cum supplemento novissimo indicibus locupletissimis secundum ordinem materiarum et indice universali rerum et verborum alphabetico ordine digesto - TEXTE EN LATIN In-Folio Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 230-Christianisme. Théologie chrétienne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Southern Abyssinia, through the Country of Adal to the Kingdom of Shoa.

      London, J. Madden & Co., 1844. 2 vols. 8vo. Sometime rebound in quarter brown leather over dark blue cloth, ruled, titled and dated in gilt to spine; pp. xvi, 492; viii, 447, 8, publisher's catalogue, 2 toned lithogrraphic frontispieces, retaining tissue guards, one folding map; a little scuffing to spines, and some discolouration to top edges, but generally a very good copy of a rare set, particularly with the interior so clean and fresh. First Edition of this increasingly hard to find set of travel literature, which relates the nature of Johnston's travels in Abyssinia. It dwells on the visit to the court of Shoa, and the anthropological differences between tribes in the area, modern day Ethiopia and Somalia. In addition, it covers a wide range of ethnological and enviromental concerns, including sections on Islam, mirages, scorpion hunting and others. In particular, Johnston had a fascination with hydrology, which manifests itself in a higher than average number of passages on rivers and lakes.

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        Colonie agricole et pénitentiaire de Mettray.

      - [Paris], Imprimerie Lemercier, [1844]. Petit in-folio oblong (410 x 280 mm), percaline vert bronze éditeur orné de motifs rocaille dorés et à froid et titre doré, 21 lithographies sur fond teinté, dont le titre. Édition originale de cet album conçu lors d’une assemblée générale des fondateurs de Mettray, le 12 mars 1843, "véritable opération de communication" pour promouvoir, sous forme d'une visite en images, la célèbre colonie agricole pour jeunes délinquants, fondée Frédéric-Auguste Demetz en 1839. Les planches ont été confiées pour le dessin à Jean-Alexandre Thierry, élève de l’architecte de la colonie Abel Blouet et à Sauvé et Faivre pour la lithographie. L'album comprend le titre dans un encadrement architectural et allégorique, suivi de 20 vues de la colonie et des activités des détenus: vue générale des bâtiments, vue bucolique du village, intérieur et aménagements, salle de classe, réfectoire, dortoir, infirmerie, atelier des cordiers, exploitation de la carrière, horticulture, gymnastique, école de natation, etc. En un siècle (1839-1937), la colonie de Mettray tenta de "redresser" par le travail plus de 17.000 jeunes âgés de 6 à 21 ans, en les arrachant à la prison. Nichée au coeur de la Touraine, l’institution philanthropique sans mur, aux allures de jardin, se transforma rapidement en véritable bagne pour enfants. L'écrivain Jean Genet, y passera près de trois ans et Michel Foucault l'érigera en modèle de l'archipel carcéral. Cf. J. Bourquin et E. Pierre, ‘Une visite à Mettray par l'image: l'album de gravures de 1844’, in "Sociétés & Représentations", 2004/2 (n° 18), p. 207-216. Cartonnage légèrement frotté, coins émoussés, piqûres et rousseurs, soutenues sur certaines planches. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U.

      Paris, Juni 1844. - 5 SS. auf 3 Bll. Folio. In neuem Buntpapierumschlag mit Titelschildchen. Gut lesbare Niederschrift eines Impromptu f-Moll für Klavier, überschrieben mit "Con moto e poco agitato" und mit Widmung an eine Emilie Pigott. - Vermutlich ungedruckt; nicht im Werkverzeichnis von Barbedette.

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        47 eigenh. Briefe, tlw. m. Paraphe bzw. Unterschrift.

      Karlsbad (überwiegend), London u.a. bzw. ohne Ort, 1844-67 bzw. o. J. - „Lady William Russell (1793–1874) was the wife of Lord George William Russell and a notorious socialite. Elizabeth Anne was the only child of Captain the Hon. John Theophilus Rawdon (died 1808), the brother of Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings. She married Russell on 21 June 1817. A beautiful and energetic cosmopolitan who had enjoyed a broad European education, Lord Byron praised her in „Beppo" as one whose bloom could, after dancing, dare the dawn. However, her outspoken Tory sympathies won her few friends among her husband's Liberal circle. Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux described her as that accursed woman. She and Russell had three sons, all of whom she tutored at home, perhaps lending them a rather distinctive approach to life [.]. Benjamin Disraeli said in conversation, I think she is the most fortunate woman in England, for she has the three nicest sons" (Wikipedia). - „[.] Im Hause der seiner Familie von Karlsbad her befreundeten Lady William Russel und mit deren später im öffentlichen Leben eine Rolle spielenden Söhnen Arthur und Odo verbrachte M. [Alfred Meißner] eine reizvolle Londoner season, durchwanderte zwei Wochen mit M. Hartmann Schottland, die Heimath seiner Mutter und ihm von Kindheit an liebe geschichtlich-poetische Schauplätze, suchte nochmals Heine in Paris auf und fuhr dann, theils des Umherirrens überdrüssig, theils sehnsüchtig dem Elternhause zu [.]" (L. J. Fränkel: Alfred Meißner, in: ADB LII, 773ff.). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag (dieser mit Randläsuren). - Beil. zwei hübsche altkolor. lithogr. Ansichten von Karlsbad („Der Hirschsprung" bzw. „Die neue Wiese"; 8 x 12 cm, Blattgr. 12,5 x 16 cm; „zu haben bei A. Seifert in Carlsbad"), die Lady Russell dem Empfänger in einem Schreiben mitsandte. - Weiters beiliegend ein Briefentwurf Mislins an „Monsieur le Curé" sowie 2 Bll. mit Notizen Mislins in Zusammenhang mit Lady Russell. - Vereinzelt m. Knickspuren bzw. kl. Ein- oder Ausrissen. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Cruise of the Somers: Illustrative of the Despotism of the Quarter Deck; And of the Unmanly Conduct of Commander Mackenzie; "A New Spirit of the Age; The Life of Goethe" in two volumes; "Memoirs of Madame D' Arblay", compiled from Her Voluminous Diaries and Letters, and From Other Sources; "Young Kate; or, The Rescue. A Tale of the Great Kanawha", in two volumes

      New York: Various, 1844. Hardcover. Good. Thick 12mo. 4 titles: 102pp; 365pp; 142pp & 143pp; 143pp & 144pp; 208pp & 185pp. Marbled paper covered boards with red leather spine. Gilt title label "Gatherings" on the spine. Old paper label lower spine. Leather is rubbed on the joints and spine. Light edge wear to the boards. Light toning to contents. The first title in this gathering "The Cruise of the Somers: Illustrative of the Despotism of the Quarter Deck; And of the Unmanly Conduct of Commander Mackenzie" is one of Copper's scarcest works. Originally bound in wraps in 1844 with 6 pages advertisements (missing here).

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        TEXAS: ITS GEOGRAPHY, NATURAL HISTORY, AND TOPOGRAPHY

      New York, 1844. x,118pp. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Ex-lib. with stamps and accession number on titlepage. Titlepage detached. Very light dampstaining to some leaves, else very good. An abridgement of the first volume of Kennedy's much sought after TEXAS: THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND PROSPECTS... (London, 1841). An Irish poet, the author spent two months in the Texas Republic in 1839, and afterwards composed one of the most important works on Texas ever printed. "Paints a favorable picture of Texas, and may have hastened English recognition of her independence" - Howes. STREETER TEXAS 1385B. HOWES K92 (ref). SABIN 37441. RAINES, p.133. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 117 (ref). CLARK III:189 (ref).

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        The Cruise of the Somers: Illustrative of the Despotism of the Quarter Deck; And of the Unmanly Conduct of Commander Mackenzie; "A New Spirit of the Age; The Life of Goethe" in two volumes; "Memoirs of Madame D' Arblay", compiled from Her Voluminous Diaries and Letters, and From Other Sources; "Young Kate; or, The Rescue. A Tale of the Great Kanawha", in two volumes

      Various, New York 1844 - Thick 12mo. 4 titles: 102pp; 365pp; 142pp & 143pp; 143pp & 144pp; 208pp & 185pp. Marbled paper covered boards with red leather spine. Gilt title label "Gatherings" on the spine. Old paper label lower spine. Leather is rubbed on the joints and spine. Light edge wear to the boards. Light toning to contents. The first title in this gathering "The Cruise of the Somers: Illustrative of the Despotism of the Quarter Deck; And of the Unmanly Conduct of Commander Mackenzie" is one of Copper's scarcest works. Originally bound in wraps in 1844 with 6 pages advertisements (missing here). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Game of Chess;

      London: A. H. Baily and Co.,, 1844. 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. 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. Black and white illustrations to the text. Spines lightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities and boards; an excellent set. 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.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Paris], 2. IV. 1844. - 3 SS- auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Gabriel Falampin (1803-1860), der ihre Geschäfte besorgte, wegen ihres Vertrags mit dem Verleger Charles Arthur Perrotin."[.] La réclamation des mille Francs donnés par Mr Perrotin à titre d'arrangement avec Buloz [d. i., François B., der Herausgeber der "Révue des Deux Mondes"] ne me regarde pas [.] Seulement comme je ne veux pas que Perrotin ait sujet de se plaindre des hazards de l'affaire, j'accorderai le remboursement de cette somme à l'expiration des cinq ans de notre traité, si, à cette époque, Perrotin ayant établi ses comptes, m'affirme en conscience que ses bénéfices ont été moindres que les miens. En échange de la radiation de l'article des quatre ouvrages [.] je lui accorderai d'éditer in-18 Consuelo et La Ctesse de Rudolstadt sans préjudice de toute autre édition illustrée [.]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Monogramm; ein kleines Loch an der Siegelstelle ohne Beeinträchtigung des Textes.

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        Autograph letter signed ("F. Fresnel").

      Jeddah, 7. VI. 1844. - Large 4to. 2 pp. on double leaf. Appointed Consul in Jeddah, Fresnel explored the Arabian Peninsula together with his friend Joseph Thomas Arnaud, "a pénétré, l'an dernier, à Mareb (ou Saba) et en a rapporté un trésor d'inscriptions et de renseignements curieux [.] Les résultats de ce beau voyage intéressant d'une manière spéciale la philologie et l'archéologie orientales, j'ai cru devoir les adresser directement au Journal aisatique [.]". He announces his having solved the geographical and archaeological mystery of the cities described by Pliny: "Caripeta 'quo longissime processit' Aelius Gallus est enfin détérminée. C'est Kharibeh ou Kharibet (à une journée à l'ouest de Saba) (Plin. Hist. Natur. Lib. VI, vers la fin du paragr. 32). J'ai déjá dit que Kana emporium était déterminé par une inscription dont la copie est due à Wellstie. Cèst Hisn-Ghorâb (Caua-Canim des Portugais et de Danville) [.]". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Memorie istoriche ed edificanti d' un missionario apostolico dell' Ordine dei Predicatori fra varie tribù di selvaggi e fra i cattolici e protestanti negli Stati Uniti d' America

      Coi tipi della Ditta Boniardi - Pogliani, 1844. In-8° (225x145mm), pp. 364, legatura moderna (della legatoria Defilippi di Torino) in m. pelle rossa con titolo, filetti e ornamenti in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Antiporta incisa raffigurante dei "Selvaggi Cristian che abitavano il Territorio di Wisconsin". Vignetta con simbolo della Croce al titolo. Fra le pp. 160-161, una carta ripiegata delle missioni cattoliche nel Michigan e nel Wisconsin e una carta a p. pag. delle missioni nell'Iowa, nel Wisconsin e nell'Illinois. Una carta geografica molte volte ripiegata in fine delle Diocesi e delle Città Vescovili degli Stati Uniti. Restauri alle cerniere. Un timbro ottocentesco di un probabile parente dell'autore, Giovanni Mazzucchelli,. Fioriture normali. Ottimo stato. Prima edizione, rara, di questo significativo resoconto delle missioni cattoliche negli Stati Uniti, con particolare riferimento al Wisconsin, al Michigan all'Iowa e all'Illinois. Ampio spazio è dato anche alla trattazione della presenza protestante negli Stati Uniti e alle relazioni in tale nazione fra Protestantesimo e Chiesa Cattolica negli anni '40 dell'Ottocento, nonché alle condizioni e agli usi e costumi dei nativi americani e alla più generazle situazione degli Stati Uniti del tempo anche al di là dell'àmbito strettamente religioso. L'autore, non indicato, è il missionario domenicano Samuele Mazzucchelli (Milano, 1806-Benton, 1864), che risiedette negli Stati Uniti dal 1828 alla sua morte, raccogliendo l'invito dell'allora dell'allora Vescovo dell'Ohio e del Michigan, Edward Fenwick, evangelizzando gli Indiani d'America così come svariate comunità protestanti del Mid-West americano. La straordinaria attività del missionario milanese non si limitò tuttavia alla predicazione della fede cattolica; egli si fece strenuo difensore degli Indiani contro i soprusi del governo federale, rivendicando la loro cultura, e pubblicò addirittura vari libri di preghiere nelle loro lingue. Riformatore dell'Ordine Domenicano, esponente di spicco del cattolicesimo liberale di impronta manzoniana, egli additò proprio gli Stati Uniti come modello anche per l'Italia di equilibrato rapporto fra lo Stato e la religione. Cfr. Massino Mancini, Samuele Mazzucchelli (1806-1864) tra missione e riforma dell'Ordine domenicano, Bologna 2005. Italiano

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        A Topographical Dictionary of England. Ireland. Scotland. Wales. (13 Vols Complete)

      Author, London 1844 - 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 13 volumes in total, which includes 3 volumes of maps all bound uniformly in the original dark brown binding, some light wear and bumping to edges and corners, odd small mark, blind tooling to front & rear cover. Spine has title and tooling in gilt, edges bumped with a little wear generally. Internally very lightest of foxing to front & rear blanks. England-5th Edition. Ireland-2nd Edition. Scotland-1st Edition. Wales-3rd Edition. A very nice set of a title which is difficult to find in contemoporary bindings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über Krätze (pp.280-292, 44-54, 163-172, mit 1 von Elfinger gezeichneten lith. Taf. mit 3 Abb.).

      Med. Jb., 1844/46-47.Bd. - Wien, Braumüller & Seidel, 1844, 8, (2), 384 /(2), 384 pp., 1 lith. Taf., 1 Halbledereinband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe dieser "epochemachenden" Arbeit! In seiner "allseitig wie ein Erlösungswerk aus jahrhundertelanger Finsterniss begrüsste Studie über "Krätze" sehen wir den Schöpfer der neuen dermatologischen Schule geistig fertig vor uns. In dieser Arbeit waren die in späteren Jahren deutlicher markirten Erkenntnisse über die wichtigste Form der Hautkrankheiten, das Ekzem, sowie über den örtlichen Charakter vieler Dermatopathien schon deutlich zu erkennen - sie sind eben aus dieser Studie organisch hervorgegangen." "Es ist nicht richtig, wie dies jüngst (1880) von unbekannter Feder hingeschrieben worden, das Hebra das pathologische Experiment nicht kulitivrt hat. Gerade das Gegentheil ist wahr und Jeder, der sich mit diesem Gegenstande halbwegs beschäftig hat, weiss es. Niemals wäre Hebra dazu gelangt seine epochemachenden Arbeiten über "Krätze" und "Ekzem" zu schaffen, hätte er nicht das Experiment methodisch und konsequent geübt, und niemals wäre es ihm gelungen, ohne das Gewicht der von ihm vorgeführten experimentellen Thatsachen den durch die Tradition geheiligten und durch äussere Verhältnisse gestützten Glauben and die "Krätz" und "psorische" Dyskrasie so rasch aus dem Sattel zu heben und die Welt zum Wissen zu bekehren und eben soweing wäre ihm die kühne Revolution und der beispiellose Erfolg auf dem Gebiete der Therapie der Hautkrankheiten gelungen, hätte er nicht auch in dieser das Experiment zu Hilfe gezogen..." Kaposi "Als Hebra 1841 sein Werk begann, da gab es eine Fülle von Systemen und Theorien in der Dermatologie. Man konnte die Hautkrankheiten in zwei Klassen einteilen, in akute und chronische, wenn man es mit Johann Peter Frank hielt, oder in 14 Klassen nach I.P. Plenk oder in 8 Klassen, wenn man R.Willan und Th.Bateman folgte, oder in 12 Genres nach J.L.Alibert, in 4 Sektionen nach P.Rayer oder in 8 ordres nach P.L.A.Cazenave und H.F.Schedel. Man konnte sich mit Conrad Heirich Fuchs, einem Schüler J.L.Schönleis vorstellen, daß die Krankheit wie ein Parasit im Inneren des Körpers hause und nach außen, an die Haut Gebilde hervortreibe, Blüten, Knospen, Früchte, die wie diese zu Licht und Luft strebten. Wie immer sie erscheinen möchten, die ausgemachte Tatsache galt es, daß sie ihr Entstehen einer eigenen Säftemischung, einer herpetischen Dyskrasie, verdankten. Kein Wunder, daß man es als gefährlich ansah, diese "vorteilhaften Ablagerungen" kranker Säfte in die Haut durch Behandlung in das Innere des Körpers zurückzutreiben, Hautkrankheiten zu heilen!" "Wie soll dies nun geschehen? welchen pathologischen Vorgang denkt man sich denn, wenn man vom Zurücktreiben oder Unterdrüken der Krätze spricht?" fragtfrisch und unbekümmert um all gelehrten Theorien und Systeme 1844 der junge Secundarius der Wiener Ausschlagsabteilung, indem er mit genialem Griff die allgemeine Fragestellung auf die allgewöhnlichste, alltäglichste Hauterkrankung, die Krätze relativiert. Sie hatte von jeher als Typus einer ansteckenden Hautkrankheit und zugleich als einer solchen gegolten, die aus verdorbenen Säftemischung, aus der "psorischen Dyskrasie" entstehe. Daß bei dieser Krankheit ein Tierchen, die Krätzmilbe, regelmäßig vorkomme, war zwar schon seit Jahrhunderten bekannt Wichmann in Hannover und Guldener von Lobes hatten 1786 bzw. 1791 erst wieder so klar darüber gehandelt. Aber trotzdem hatte man auf deutschem Boden weiter lieber an die posrische Dyskrasie eines Hanemanns oder eines Autenrieths geglaubt. Hebra aber hat das Buch der Natur aufgeschlagen: Er hat Versuche gemacht und andere und sich selbst mit der Krätzemile infiziert: "Nun setze ich mir eine, früher unter dem Mikroskop betrachtete lebende Milbe an die Innenfläche des Mittelfingers der linken Hand und im Verlauf von 8 Tagen, während welcher Zeit ein bedeutendes über den ganzen Körper verbreitetes Jucken mich plage, erschien beinahe an beiden Händen zugleich die ersten Krätzblüthen. Um mich genau von dem Gange der Krankheit zu belehren, wandte ich hindurch für zwei Monate keine Mittel zur Heilung derselben an, wo ich denn jenen Verlauf beobachtete, den ich beschrieb"." Die Folgerungen, die Hebra aus diesen Versuchen zog, lautete: "Ohne Sarcoptes gibt es keine Krätze". Damit war die Lehre von der parasitären Natur det Scabies endgültig zum Durchbruch gekommen, gleichzeitig aber auch die jahrtausendealte humorale Krasenlehre in einer ihrer typischsten Ausprägung gestürzt. Krätze, Friesel, Impetigines, Herpes waren nun nicht mehr "Ausschläge", Hebra hat sie zu Krankheiten eines eigenen Organs, zu Hauterkrankungen gemacht." Lesky

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        Travels in Southern Abyssinia, through the Country of Adal to the Kingdom of Shoa.

      1844 - London, J. Madden & Co., 1844. 2 vols. 8vo. Sometime rebound in quarter brown leather over dark blue cloth, ruled, titled and dated in gilt to spine; pp. xvi, 492; viii, 447, 8, publisher's catalogue, 2 toned lithogrraphic frontispieces, retaining tissue guards, one folding map; a little scuffing to spines, and some discolouration to top edges, but generally a very good copy of a rare set, particularly with the interior so clean and fresh. First Edition of this increasingly hard to find set of travel literature, which relates the nature of Johnston's travels in Abyssinia. It dwells on the visit to the court of Shoa, and the anthropological differences between tribes in the area, modern day Ethiopia and Somalia. In addition, it covers a wide range of ethnological and enviromental concerns, including sections on Islam, mirages, scorpion hunting and others. In particular, Johnston had a fascination with hydrology, which manifests itself in a higher than average number of passages on rivers and lakes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sixth Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Indiana Asbury University, August, 1844

      Greencastle [Indiana]: John C. Chiles, Printer, 1844. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 16pp. Stitched printed brown wrappers. A couple contemporary ink marks in the text, horizontal crease, stain on rear wrap has bled onto the last couple of leaves, a handsome very good copy. Lists of students (ten Seniors, etc.), faculty, and the rules and academic overview. Named after Francis Asbury, the first American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the University changed it's name in 1884 to DePauw University, in honor of an important donor and patron. OCLC locates two early runs of the catalog, at DePauw and Indiana Historical Society.

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        Beiträge zur Botanik. Erster Band (all published).

      Leipzig, Verlag von Wilh. Engelmann, 1844, 8, VIII, 242 pp., 9 lith. plates, ccontemp. card board Schleiden's personal copy. First Edition - Schleiden's copy, with his ownership stamp on the title and his bookplate! Fine copy of Schleiden's collected papers reprints 14 previously published papers, including his "Beiträge zur Phytogenesis". Acting upon his belief that plants represented aggregates of individual cells, Schleiden published a study of the vegetable cell, beginning with the nucleus (discovered by Robert Brown in 1832), and proceeding to a discussion of its role in the formation of cells. Schleiden's "watch-glass" theory of cell formation was wrong-he believed that they crystallized in a formative liquid containing sugar, gum and mucous-but it focused attention on the problem of cell reproduction and provided a testable hypothesis. More significant was Schleiden's insistence that plants consisted entirely of cells and cell products. Garrison-Morton 112. PMM 307a (both Beiträge zur Phytogenesis (1st.Ed. 1838))

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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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