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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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        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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        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,, Milano 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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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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