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        Benjamin's New Map of the Hudson River

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

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

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

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

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed by Hudson Bay Company factor Donald Ross to the Chief Factor of the Company John Stuart, describing the season's trade and commenting on the Oregon boundary dispute

      "Norway House" [Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada]: 12 August 1844. 3pp, plus integral address leaf. Folded sheet. (Short separations at folds, hole from opening costing a few words). Strong content letter between Hudson Bay Company factors on the fur trade and the Oregon Question. Ross writes: "...Our furs, I am happy to see, sold well last winter, with the exception of Beaver, and the quantity sent home was by no means small, yet somehow or other, we cannot manage to make profit nowadays, tho' the trade was never carried on in this country with so little expense; there must be a peg loose somewhere, that is a clear case, but I shall not pretend to say where the leakage is. The trade of this Department for the last outfit is certainly very good ... and as we are now again to hunt beaver without restraint, I expect the current year will produce something even better than the last ... The Columbia too has given large return for the last outfit but its expenses, I fear, will swallow all up, and probably more; our affairs in that quarter, I expect are in a very critical state. The Americans are pouring across the mountains by thousands, and if the Oregon question be not speedily settled, some serious mischief will assuredly arise before long. These grasping Republicans it appears insist on the line of 49 to the sea; if they get that, it will be better to give them the whole, the rest will be of little value to England and will rather be a source of trouble and annoyance than of real benefit to the nation; they have no just claim whatever to any portion of the territory, but John Bull, good honest soul as he is, terrible when his anger is up, allows himself to be cheated and gulled by every body who can manage to blurry and tickle him into good humour. For my own part, I sincerely wish we were well rid of the whole concern, for I strongly fear we shall then suffer the heaviest blow that ever fell on the fur trade..." For much of the first half of the 19th century, Great Britain and the United States had jointly occupied the fur rich Oregon country (known as the Columbia District to the HBC), the northwest coast region west of the continental divide, north of the Columbia River to the 54th parallel. By 1844, however, with America's vision of manifest destiny in full swing, the U.S. laid claim to the region, launching the Fifty-four Forty or Fight campaign. Particularly debated was the area north of the Columbia but south of the 49th parallel (i.e. much of present day Washington State). Ross here argues that if that area were ceded, then the entire region to the 54th parallel might as well be foresaken. Two years later, the Oregon Treaty was signed, setting the boundary between the U.S. and Canada as the 49th parallel.

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        Die Schweiz. Handbüchlein für Reisende, nach eigener Anschauung und den besten Hülfsquellen bearbeitet

      Koblenz, Baedeker 1844.. Mit 1 farb. lithogr., mehrfach gefalt. Reisekarte. XXXI, 536 S. Brauner HLdr. d. Zt., mit reicher Rückenverg. Kl.-8°. 14,5 x 10 cm.

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

      London: Author, 1844 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.

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        PRIDE And PREJUDICE. A Novel

      London:: H. G. Clarke and Co.,. 1844.. 16mo, in 8s. 5-3/16" x 3-1/2". 1st edition thus (Gilson E3). 2 volumes in 1 ([3] - 229, [1 (blank)]; [3] - 247, [11] pp). Lacks half-titles. 8 pages of adverts conclude Volume II.. Later full scarlet diced-calf binding, with elaborate gilt decorate spine & black leather gilt lettered title label in the second compartment. Boards with blindstamped perimiter chain rule inside a gilt rule. Red speckled edges.. Modest wear. Bit of foxing to terminal leaves & eps. Withal, a. handsome and pleasing VG+ copy.. Issued, at 3s 6d, as the 34th title in Clarke's Cabinet Series, which was the first separate edition to appear after copyright expiration in 1841.

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        Scarce Signed Patent For Improved Manufacturing Machinery

      Scarce Signed Patent For Improved Manufacturing Machinery. A partly pre-printed and partly manuscript Document Signed as Queen, three pages, Court at St. Francis, October 9, 1844, granting Robert Willis a patent for "Improvements in machinery...for inseaming boots and shoes." A very uncommon document, this being the first example of this early Victorian patent form that we have seen.

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        American Seaman's Friend Society Membership Certificate

      [New York]: n.d. (ca. 1844-1848); 1859. Matted. A very good copy, small repaired marginal tear, marginal stain and toning. 15 3/4 x 17 inches. Hand-colored steel engraving. This copy is dated in manuscript January 1859, but work on the certificate began in 1842 and the original engraving for the certificate was created between 1844 but prior to 1849. The scene was designed by William Wade, an artist, engraver, and draftsman active in New York between 1844 and 1852 who was also the artist and engraver of a Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Albany from which this scene may have been taken. The engraver was Thomas Pollock, who settled in New York in 1840. The image is a harbor scene of lower Manhattan at what would become the site of the Manhattan Bridge, which shows disembarking sailors in the foreground with a view of Governor's Island from Manhattan on the right and the first Sailor?s Home on the East River on the left; in the middle is a ship with the word 'Temperance' on the main mast flag. The American Seaman's Friend Society was officially founded in 1828, with trustees from such port cities as Boston, Philadelphia, Charleston, and Savannah. The first general agent was Reverend Joshua Leavitt, a temperance lecturer for the American Temperance Society and a revivalist who was an anti-slavery leader and a charter member of the Liberty Party of 1840. The Sailor's Home, with accommodations for about 300 boarders, was established by the American Seaman's Friend Society at No. 190 Cherry street, in May 1842. By 1853 it had housed 36,596. boarders. Below the image are additions in manuscript: Richard Fenney of the Congregational Society of Georgetown is made a life member for raising $70. The certificate is signed by four officers: William A. Booth, President; Rev. Israel P. Warren, Rev. Harmon Loomis, and Samuel Brown.

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        Pencil Sketch Christmas 1854

      This is an outstanding pencil drawing of a young Fanny Ruschenberger that not only had a fine pen writing hand at the age of 10 but also had the budding artist's eye. The firgure of the man, smoking a pipe and looking out at the harbor at the sail boat was her father. The work is simply stunning.Fanny Ruschenberger born May 27, 1844 died March 3, 1883. Wrote six diaries. The manuscript diary of Fanny Ruschenberger from 1858-1881 is located at the University of Pennsylvania. Fanny Ruschenberger of Philadelphia was the daughter of a promient Philadelphia physician, Willam Samuel Ruschenbeger (1807-1895), she was an unmarried sewing teacher. Volume 1 of her diaries is a copybook record of church attendance, family visits and activities, social and cultural events, local and regional trips, and her teaching experience.Her diary and works are considered to be an important window into the social lives of the times.Dr. William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger (4 September 1807 in Cumberland County, New Jersey ? 24 March 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a surgeon for the United States Navy and an author.BiographyAfter attending schools in Philadelphia and New York he entered the Navy as surgeon's mate, 10 August 1826. He was graduated in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1830, and was commissioned surgeon, 4 April 1831. He was fleet surgeon of the East India Squadron 1835?1837, attached to the naval rendezvous at Philadelphia 1840?1842, and at the naval hospital in Brooklyn 1843?1847, when he organized the laboratory for supplying the service with unadulterated drugs. He was again fleet surgeon of the East India Squadron 1847?1850, of the Pacific Squadron 1854?1857, and of the Mediterranean Squadron from August 1860 until July 1861. During the intervals between cruises he was on duty at Philadelphia. During the Civil War he was surgeon of the Boston Navy Yard. He was on special duty at Philadelphia 1865?1870, was the senior officer in the medical corps 1866?1869, and was retired on 4 September 1869. He was president of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1870?1882, and president of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia 1879?1883. He was commissioned medical director on the retired list on 3 March 1871. Dr. Ruschenberger published some of the results of his investigations during his cruises, by which he had acquired a wide reputation.He also served as a member of the Board of Appointments whose purpose was to form rules and plans for the United States Naval Academy. Dr. Ruschenberger rose to the rank of commodore before he retired.Works Three Years in the Pacific (Philadelphia, 1834; 2 vols., London, 1835) A Voyage around the World, 1835?1837 (Philadelphia, 1838; omitting strictures on the British government, 2 vols., London. 1838) Elements of herpetology, and of ichthyology (with Henri Milne-Edwards and Achille Comté; 1844) Elements of Natural History (2 vols., Philadelphia, 1850) A Lexicon of Terms used in Natural History (1850) A Notice of the Origin, Progress, and Present Condition of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1852) Notes and Commentaries during Voyages to Brazil and China, 1848 (Richmond, 1854)He also published numerous articles on naval rank and organization (1845?1850), and contributed papers to medical and scientific journals. He edited the American edition of Mrs. Somerville's Physical Geography, with additions and a glossary (1850; new ed., 1853).

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        Poems

      London: Edward Moxon,, 1844. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (170 × 104 mm). Bound c. 1905 by John Grabau in dark blue morocco gilt, spines divided in six compartments by raised bands, gilt lettered in two, others with flower tools, dated at foot, sides with gilt panels with floral cornerpieces, turn-ins ruled in gilt, blue patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut; original green cloth (Carter A) bound in at end. Housed in a custom blue morocco-backed solander box. Bookplates of Frank Henry Goodyear (1849–1907). A touch of rubbing to some extremities, free endpapers tanned at margins from turn-ins, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first issue, of the collection that made Elizabeth Barrett's fame, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To Miss Heard, with the author's regards, August 1844". A superb association: Miss Heard was a friend and, in EBB's mind, rival for the attentions of the blind classicist Hugh Stuart Boyd (1781–1848), to whom EBB was devoted in the earlier 1830s, very like Dorothea to Casaubon. EBB confided to her diary her jealousy of all others who took up Boyd's time: "The society of that Miss Hurd [Heard] is as much valued as mine – as much! at least as much" (quoted in Forster, Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Biography, p. 57). The collection includes two poems inspired by Boyd: "The Mournful Mother (of the Dead Blind)" and another specifically addressed to Boyd, "Wine of Cyprus". On publication Boyd's first reaction was to deprecate the tight ABAB rhyme scheme of the latter poem. EBB quickly wrote to him on 13 August 1844 to defend her "double rhymes", adding: "I hope Miss Heard received her copy…" After the death of his wife in 1834, EBB had continued to support Boyd, but "The Mournful Mother" suggests that she had transformed her early embarrassing infatuation into a safer, maternal concern for the blind scholar. In September 1846 she confided to Boyd, uniquely, her impending elopement with Robert Browning, who had initially been attracted to her by the verses in these volumes. The binding was designed, executed and signed by John Grabau, a binder at the Roycroft from 1902 to 1905, and afterwards on his own account.

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        Moeurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d´après des documents authentiques et les voyages les plus récents. I. Europe.

      Bruxelles, Librairie historique-artistique, 1844. (4) + 361 + (3) p. 47 litographed colour plates + coloured picture on title-page. Contemporary half-leather with gilt spine and marbled edges. Weak hinges

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        Irish Girl: And Other Poems

      New York: James Langley. 1844. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good. First edition [1844]. Scarce book of poems by Mrs. Ellis. Attractively bound in full black grained leather with gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt, light yellow endpapers, frontis portrait, 264 pages. Light edgewear, gilt bright and clear, good hinges, firm text block, endpapers age-toned, old dampstain to outer edges of front and rear blanks, frontis portrait, final page of text, name of Eliza Livingston dated 1846 on front free endpaper, gift notation from Livingston to S. Lincoln in 1847 on preliminary blank, pages clean with a few instances of very light foxing.

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        NARRATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION. DURING THE YEARS 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

      Philadelphia: Printed by C. Sherman, 1844 (first three volumes).. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845 (last two volumes). Five text volumes, with the five folding maps (two colored) called for in the atlas volume bound into the fourth text volume. Engraved portraits, plates, and maps, with original tissue guards intact. Thick quarto. Contemporary green morocco stamped in gilt, expertly rebacked with original backstrips preserved (except second volume, which is rebacked in matching style), spines in six compartments, richly gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Slight offsetting on the large folding maps, several neatly repaired along folds. A very good set. One of the great rarities of Pacific voyages, here in a mixed set of the true first edition and the first quarto edition of the narrative of the first great scientific expedition sponsored by the government of the United States. The first three volumes of the present set consist of the special Sherman edition of 100 copies, which is the true first edition and was issued for private distribution. The final two volumes are of the Lea and Blanchard printing, which was limited to 150 copies and was preceded only by the Sherman edition. The Lea and Blanchard edition is on the same format as the Sherman edition, and differs only in the preliminary material. The United States Exploring Expedition circumnavigated the globe under the command of Charles Wilkes between the summer of 1838 and the summer of 1842 (for a detailed account of the voyage, see the sources cited below). In July 1842, almost immediately upon his return, Wilkes began work on the narrative, drawing on all of the data and logs assembled by the members of the expedition. This took two years, but by August 1844 the first volume was in the press, and the whole set was ready for binding by the end of the year. The first "Sherman edition," in large quarto format, consisted of only 100 copies for the use of the government, and is easily distinguished by the Sherman imprint of 1844. The "Lea and Blanchard" quarto edition soon followed, and was probably off the presses before the end of 1844 (even though the volumes carry an imprint dated 1845). In fact, the verso of the titlepage of the two Lea and Blanchard volumes notes that the text was in fact printed by Sherman. Both the Sherman and the Lea and Blanchard editions present the text in five volumes, accompanied by an atlas volume of five maps. Those maps are here bound into the front of the fourth text volume. Of the 100 copies printed of the Sherman edition, twenty-five were later destroyed in the Lea and Blanchard fire, sixty-three copies were distributed to foreign governments and federal or state libraries in the United States, and only three were distributed to private individuals. Haskell, in preparing his bibliography of the publications of the expedition, was able to locate over thirty sets in libraries in the United States, but the Sherman edition virtually never appears on the market. The only sets we know of on the market in recent years are one from the Carlsmith collection, acquired from Howell, sold in 1985, and now in an Australian library, and two other sets sold by us in the past ten years. Of the 150 copies printed of the Lea and Blanchard edition, twenty-five were reserved for private distribution by Wilkes, and the remaining copies were offered for sale to individuals at sixty dollars per set. Haskell was able to locate only seven sets in libraries in the United States. A prime opportunity to obtain a set consisting of the two rarest printings of the most important American naval expedition of the 19th century. HASKELL, UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION 1, 2A, 17A. HOWES W414, "c." David B. Tyler, THE WILKES EXPEDITION (Philadelphia, 1968). Herman J. Viola, ed., MAGNIFICENT VOYAGERS, THE U.S. EXPLORING EXPEDITION, 1838-1842 (Washington, 1985). HILL 1866. SABIN 103994. TWENEY, WASHINGTON 83.

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        Plate LXXIII Rocky Mountain Sheep The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J., 1844. Imperial Folio Edition Fine with bright original hand-coloring. Original and rare hand-colored lithograph (21 x 27 inches, 533.4 x 686.8 mm) by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon, FRS, FLS for the Imperial Folio Edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. The Rocky Mountain Sheep is in Fine condition with bright and rich original hand-coloring, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production. Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs. Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. (Blum, Picturing Nature, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Sabin 2367, Wood 208).

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        A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America

      London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. Folio. 32 hand-colored lithographic plates by Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt. Provenance: from the library of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the gift of J. Pierpont Morgan in memory of his father, with an engraved bookplate commemorating the bequest on the front paste-down of each volume. First edition, the first of Gould's monographs on gamebirds, and originally issued in three parts by subscription in 1844, 1846, and 1850. Inspired by the "Callipepla Californica" (or, California Quail) presented to the Zoological Society of London by Captain Frederick William Beechey (author of "Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Bering Strait", 1831) in 1830. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, one of the most highly discriminating collectors in American history, from Henry Sotheran & Co. on June 15, 1899 (who bought the entire stock of Gould's works and copyrights, and who with the help of Sharpe completed Gould's unfinished works), and subsequently donated it to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in the name of his father. Initially employed as a taxidermist [he was known as the 'bird-stuffer'] by the Zoological Society, Gould's fascination with birds began in the "late 1820s [when] a collection of birds from the Himalayan mountains arrived at the Society's museum and Gould conceived the idea of publishing a volume of imperial folio sized hand-coloured lithographs of the eighty species, with figures of a hundred birds (A Century of Birds Hitherto Unfigured from the Himalaya Mountains, 1830-32). Gould's friend and mentor N. A. Vigors supplied the text. Elizabeth Gould made the drawings and transferred them to the large lithographic stones. Having failed to find a publisher, Gould undertook to publish the work himself; it appeared in twenty monthly parts, four plates to a part, and was completed ahead of schedule. "With this volume Gould initiated a format of publishing that he was to continue for the next fifty years, although for future works he was to write his own text. Eventually fifty imperial folio volumes were published on the birds of the world, except Africa, and on the mammals of Australia-he always had a number of works in progress at the same time. Several smaller volumes, the majority not illustrated, were published, and he also presented more than 300 scientific papers. "His hand-coloured lithographic plates, more than 3300 in total, are called 'Gould plates'. Although he did not paint the final illustrations, this description is largely correct: he was the collector (especially in Australia) or purchaser of the specimens, the taxonomist, the publisher, the agent, and the distributor of the parts or volumes. He never claimed he was the artist for these plates, but repeatedly wrote of the 'rough sketches' he made from which, with reference to the specimens, his artists painted the finished drawings. The design and natural arrangement of the birds on the plates was due to the genius of John Gould, and a Gould plate has a distinctive beauty and quality. His wife was his first artist. She was followed by Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, William Matthew Hart, and Joseph Wolf" (Gordon C. Sauer for DNB). AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET. Anker 176; "Fine Bird Books", (1990) p. 102; Nissen 376; Sauer 13; Wood p. 365; Zimmer p. 257. Catalogue description prepared for and on behalf of Arader Galleries by Kate Hunter..

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        Common or Virginian Deer [Plate 136]

      New York: J. J. Audubon, 1844. Lithograph after John Woodhouse Audubon, coloured by hand by J. T. Bowen of Philadelphia. 19th century oak frame with gilt fillet. 21 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches. A fine image from the greatest illustrated natural history work to be produced in America during the nineteenth century, the first folio edition of Audubon's quadrupeds: "As long as our civilization lasts, America will be in debt to this genius" (Roger Tory Peterson). This very fine plate is among the most desirable images from the first folio edition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Of the Virginia, i.e. white-tailed, deer, Audubon would write: "Perhaps no species of wild animal inhabiting North- America, deserves to be regarded with more interest than the subject of our present article, the Common or Virginian Deer; its symmetrical form, graceful curving leap or bound, and its rushing speed, when, flying before its pursuers, it passes like a meteor by the startled traveler in the forest, exciting admiration." This fine image aptly depicts those words, with the defined muscular tone of the deer suggesting their impressive agility. The production of the Quadrupeds was begun by John James Audubon and his sons at about the same as the commercially-successful octavo edition of The Birds of America. Unlike the double-elephant folio Birds, the Quadrupeds was produced entirely in the United States. William Reese notes that "by 1843 the Audubon family business was a well-oiled machine, involving John James, his two sons, Victor and John Woodhouse, and various in-laws and friends. The octavo Birds was still in production when J.T. Bowen began to produce the plates for the elephant folio edition of the Quadrupeds, the largest successful color plate book project of 19th- century America. It took the family five years to publish 150 plates in thirty parts. The massive project was a commercial success, thanks to the close management of Victor. There were about three hundred subscribers" (Stamped with a National Character pp.58-59). Cf. Bennett, p. 5; cf. Reese Stamped With A National Character 36; cf. Sabin 2367; cf. Wood, p. 209

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        Plate LXXIII Rocky Mountain Sheep The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J., 1844. Imperial Folio Edition Fine with bright original hand-coloring. Original and rare hand-colored lithograph (21 x 27 inches, 533.4 x 686.8 mm) by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon, FRS, FLS for the Imperial Folio Edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. The Rocky Mountain Sheep is in Fine condition with bright and rich original hand-coloring, & The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production. Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs.& Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. (Blum, Picturing Nature, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Sabin 2367, Wood 208). &

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        COMMERCE OF THE PRAIRIES: OR THE JOURNAL OF A SANTA FE TRADER DURING EIGHT EXPEDITIONS ACROSS THE GREAT WESTERN PRAIRIES, AND A RESIDENCE OF NEARLY NINE YEARS IN NORTHERN MEXICO

      New York. 1844.. Two volumes. 320; 318pp. plus one map and six plates. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, t.e.g. Some scattered foxing in first volume. Scattered marginal dampstaining and heavier foxing in second volume. In first volume there is a contemporary ownership signature across part of title ("C.B. Scully") and on fly leaf, with previous ownership inscription neatly crossed out on fly leaf ("Mary Parker Aug. 20, 1844"). Overall very good. Lacks the folding map. First edition, first issue. One of the landmark books of Western Americana, Gregg's book is acclaimed by all sources as the principal contemporary authority on the Santa Fe Trail and trade, the Indians of the south plains, and New Mexico in the Mexican period. J. Frank Dobie calls it "one of the classics of bedrock Americana." It gives a lively, intimate, and personal account of experiences on the prairies and in northern Mexico. The map, not present in this copy, called a "cartographical landmark" by Wheat, is among the most important of the early Southwest. WAGNER-CAMP 108:1. RITTENHOUSE 255. GRAFF 1662. STREETER TEXAS 1502. FLAKE 3716. HOWES G401. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 482. DOBIE, p.76. STREETER SALE 378. SABIN 28712.

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        Commerce of the Prairies: or the Journal of a Santa FE Trader, during Eight Expeditions Across the Great Western Prairies, and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico

      New York: Henry G. Langley 1844 New York: Henry G. Langley, 1844. First edition, second issue, with a dual New York and London imprint in volume one. 2 vols., 12mo. 2 steel-engraved frontispieces, 4 wood-engraved plates, and 2 engraved maps (one folding). Small tear to upper right margin of folding map, with loss of 3 x 1 inches piece of map; 3 text vignettes. 320; 318 pp. Original gilt cloth. Both volumes rebacked, preserving original spines. Volume two binding without gilt pictorial stamp, thus probably a married set. Overall a good set. Wagner-Camp 108:1; Howes G401; Graff 1659; Sabin 28712; Streeter 378; Wheat (Transmississippi) 482; Streeter Texas 1502a; Dobie p.76; Flake 3716; Rader 1684; Rittenhouse 255 . A cornerstone account of the Sante Fe trail, and often reprinted. The folding map "Indian Territory, Northern Texas, and New Mexico" has been called by Wheat "a cartographic landmark."

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        Moeurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d´après des documents authentiques et les voyages les plus récents. III. Afrique - Amérique.

      Bruxelles, Librairie historique-artistique, 1844. (4) + 365 + (3) p. 44 litographed colour plates + coloured picture on title-page. Contemporary half-leather with gilt spine and marbled edges. Back hinges repaired

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        A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1844. First U.S. edition, complete with half title (printed in blue) and fly leaves. Center of foreedge slightly "crimped" giving the boards a slight bow, spine a tad faded, endpapers with slight spotting, upper spine with a tiny less than 1/8 tear, else a bright, tight and crisp copy. 16mo. Illustrated by John Leech with frontispiece and three plates which are hand coloured and four black and white illustrations. Title page, "Mr. Fezziwig's Ball" is in red and blue original brown cloth ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt on front cover, decorated in blind on rear cover, pale yellow endpapers by J. C. Russell (signed in gilt on front cover, in blind on rear cover); publisher's special gift binding. In custom half red morocco over red cloth, lettered in gilt, clamshell case & A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas] is a novella by English author Charles Dickens about miserly, cold, unfeeling, old and curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge and his secular conversion and redemption after being visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve. The book was first published on 19 December 1843 with illustrations by John Leech, and quickly met with commercial success and critical acclaim. The tale has been viewed as an indictment of nineteenth century industrial capitalism and has been credited with returning the holiday to one of merriment and festivity in Britain and America after a period of sobriety and somberness. A Christmas Carol remains popular, has never been out of print, and has been adapted to film, opera, and other media.& & This copy is in the rare "gift" binding and is in remarkable condition. Dickens had made an impassioned plea for international copyright protection during his visit to America the previous year, but to no avail. A Christmas Carol was pirated and Carey and Hart's edition took not only Dicken's text, but Leech's illustrations, and also many of the design elements .

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        TEXAS AND THE GULF OF MEXICO; OR YACHTING IN THE NEW WORLD

      London: John Murray, 1844.. Two volumes. viii,314; viii,360pp. plus 16pp. of publisher's advertisements at end of second volume and ten plates (seven lithographs by Day & Haghe [two portraits and five views], three wood-engraved plates [two signed "SW"]). Frontispiece in each volume. Original blue-green cloth, Expertly rebacked, the original spines laid down, spines darkened, cloth somewhat soiled and discolored. Foxing confined primarily to plates. Good. In a half morocco clamshell case. The author was a wealthy British woman who visited Texas in 1842 on her husband's private yacht. She visited New Orleans, then sailed along the Gulf Coast, alternating between Texas and New Orleans. Mrs. Houstoun offers commentary on the politics and society of the day, including issues such as slavery and a possible civil war. "...She gives us some exceptional insights into Texas of the 1840's" - Jenkins. The lithographs are included in Holman and Tyler's preliminary research on 19th-century Texas lithography. They include portraits of Gen. Santa Anna and President Houston and views of the city of Galveston, Funchal in Madeira, the city of Houston, Havana harbor, and ending with a nighttime view of the Plaza des Armas in Havana. All are wonderfully executed by the British firm of Day & Haghe, lithographers to the Crown. The "alpine" Houston view, while apocryphal, may be the first published view of the city, and the prototype for subsequent views showing the city in the midst of mountains. In addition, there is a fine wood-engraved vignette view of the "Dolphin Yacht in the Mississippi," and two beautifully observed wood- engraved character studies, the first of "Nancy, the Black Woman" and the second of a "New Orleans black dandy." One of the more charming accounts of the Republic of Texas, and other than that of Mrs. Holley, the only one by a woman. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 97. CLARK III:182. HOWES H693, "aa." RAINES, p.120. SABIN 33202. STREETER TEXAS 1506. SERVIES 3044 (abridged American ed).

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        [Fine Binding: Guild of Women Binders] The Book of Common Prayer

      London: William Pickering, 1844. First edition thus. Small quarto. Superb turn of the century full morocco binding by the Guild of Women Binders, medium brown crushed morocco with interlocking frames stamped in intricate geometric fashion both covers, spine with different linear-ruled motif, with gilt title and date at bottom. Signed by Guild on inner front dentelle. All edges attractively gauffered with oval motif and flower design. This is one of the several important editions of the Book of Common Prayer published by Pickering of the Grafton 1550 editiion. Wooduct illustrated title, calligraphic initials hroughout, all printed in black and red. Printed on unsized Pouncy's handmade paper by D. Whittingham. Light foxing at end, corners bumped, some natural darkening to spine. Bookplaste of Adam Reivers Steel and later small book label of Herbert Boyce Satcher. A very pleasing and attractive marriage of content and ascetic binding typical of the Guild.

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall 186 Strand 1844 London: Chapman and Hall 186, Strand, 1844. First edition, first issue (with signpost with "100£"), bound from parts. 8vo. With forty engraved plates including the frontispiece and engraved title by Hablot K. Browne "Phiz". [i-vii], viii, [ix], x-xii, [xiii], xiv, [xv-xvi], [1]-624 pp. Bound in contempoary calf and marbled boards, marbled edges, by J.G. Sutton & Son, Liverpool 2 Old Hall St., with thier small ticket on front pastedown. Joints cracked, plates a little browned as usual. Still a very good copy in contemporary binding. Eckel, pp. 66-70

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        Complete Angler, The

      1844. first edition. An Unique CopyWith Four Original Signed Watercolor Designs by John AbsolonUsed for the Engravings Within the BookWALTON, Sir Isaac. The Complete Angler. Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation, of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. Edited by John Major.London: D. Bogue, 1844. Sixth (titled fourth) John Major edition, a unique copy, with four signed watercolors by John Absolon, original designs used by engraver J.T. Willmore for the corresponding engravings in the text. Quarto (11 x 8 1/4 in; 279 x 210 mm), each octavo leaf mounted onto large, window-paned sheets to match the size of the original art. Twelve steel engravings, nine of which are after designs by John Absolon and new to this edition. Seventy-four woodcuts by John and Mason Jackson. Early twentieth century binding by Riviere & Son (stamp-signed) in full forest green Levant morocco. Triple gilt-ruled borders. Gilt-ruled raised bands, elaborately gilt decorated compartments, gilt-rolled edges, wide gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. From the renowned collection of John T. Spaulding, with his small, distinctive bookplate. A fine copy. John Absolon (1815 - 1895) was a painter of landscape, seascape and genre in both oil and watercolor, and a book illustrator. He began his career as a painter of theatrical scenery at Covent Garden. His first exhibition was at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1832 at the age of 17. He went to Paris in 1835, and on his return in 1838 became a member of the National Watercolour Society, of which he later became Treasurer. He exhibited mainly at the NWS, but also at the Royal Academy, and British Institution and Royal Society of British Artists. Hardie praised his watercolors for their "fresh and breezy manner."John T. Spaulding was Boston's principal collector of nineteenth century paintings during the first third of the twentieth century, parts of his huge collection exhibited at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts in 1932; later bequested to that institution.“Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, ‘Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did’; and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling” (The Compleat Angler).Izaak Walton (1593-1683), “English biographer, who is best known for The Compleat Angler (1653), a classic guide to the joys of fishing with over 300 new printings. It combines practical information about angling with folklore. The story of three friends, traveling through the English countryside, is enlivened by occasional songs, ballads, quotations from several writers, and glimpses of an idyllic and now lost rural life…The Compleat Angler was a combination of manual and meditation...Walton drew his work on Nicholas Breton's (c. 1545-1626) fishing idyll Wits Trenchmour (1597). The second edition was largely rewritten and in the fifth edition Walton wrote about fly-fishing on the river Dove, a subject the author himself knew little about. The last [i.e., fifth] edition was published in 1676 and included additional material by Charles Cotton (Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream) and Colonel Robert Venables's The Experienced Angler, or Angling Improved. Walton called this work The Universal Angler. He had taught Cotton but never met Venables” (“Izaak Walton (1593-1683)” at Pegasos—A Literature Related Resource Site).Coigney 56.

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        Moeurs, usages et costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d´après des documents authentiques et les voyages les plus récents. II. Asie.

      Bruxelles, Librairie historique-artistique, 1844. (4) + 361 + (3) p. 80 litographed colour plates + coloured picture on title-page.Contemporary half-leather with gilt spine and marbled edges. Weak hinges

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        Trattato dell'arte della pittura, scultura ed architettura... diviso in sette libri. roma, saverio del monte, 1844.

      Tre volumi di cm. 22, pp. xviii (2) 424; 528; 379 (1). Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pergamena con piccole punte. Dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su doppio tassello bicolore. Solo qualche lieve fioritura, peraltro esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, impreziosito da una legatura assai decorativa. Ottima edizione di quello che si deve considerare il più ampio e celebre trattato del manierismo, pubblicato originariamente a Milano nel 1584. Possiede inoltre un notevole interesse storico per le numerose e diffuse notizie sulla vita artistica milanese del periodo precedente. Si possono citare le notizie su Gaudenzio Ferrari e sui più antichi pittori e prospettici milanesi come Foppa, Zenale, Bramantino di cui l'autore possedeva scritti originali (oggi perduti) dei quali ci da dei compendi. Cfr. Schlosser Magnino, pp. 395 e segg.

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        Nye Eventyr.

      1.-2.Bd.(1.Bd.: 1-3.Samling. 2.Bd.: 1.-2. Samling, ialt 5 hefter, alt som udk.). K., 1844-48. Et samt.hldrbd. Bindet med brugsspor og en gennemgående skjold.. Originaludgaven af Andersens anden Eventyr-udgivelse. Med 20 eventyr i originaltryk, bl.a. Nattergalen, Den grimme Ælling, Sneedronningen, Hyrdinden og Skorstensfejeren, Stoppenaalen, Skyggen m.fl. Bd. 1: 1. samling i 2. oplag. Med fælles titelblad og indholdsfortegnelse til bd. 1 og 2, samt 4 deltitelblade. BFN 429-32, 455-56, 468-72, 516-20, 530-34

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        Nye Eventyr. Første Bind. (Første) - Tredie Samling. + Andet Bind. (Første) - Anden Samling. (Komplet). (Første Bind. Første Samling i Andet Oplag, resten i første oplag). [New Fairy Tales. First Volume. (First) - Third Collection. + Second Volume. (First) - Second Collection. (Complete). (First Volume. First Collection is in Second Issue, the rest are first issues)].

      Kjøbenhavn, 1844 - 48. Indb. i ét samt. moirépræget helshirtbd. m. tidstypisk rig rygforgyldn. False slidte og kapitæler m. mgl. Bd. m. brugsspor. Indvendig brunplettet. Indb. m. smudstitelbladene til de to bind, begge fælles titelblade (1. Binds udkommet 1845, m. årstal, 2. Binds udk. 1848, m. årstal), begge fælles indholdsfortegnelser, alle dedikationsblade, alle deltitelblade og fire af de fem titelblade (mgl. titelbladet til Andet Bind. Første Samling, hvor blot forefindes fællestitelbladet til Anden Samling).Bound in one cont. full cloth w. richly gilt back. Hinges worn and capitals a bit defective. Bdg. w. traces of wear. Internally brownspotted. Bound w. the half-titles for both volumes, both shared title-pages, both shared contents-leaves, all dedication-leaves, all half-titles for the single fairy tales and four of the five regular title-pages (lacking the title-page for Second Volume. First Collection, in stead of which merely the shared title-page for the Second Collection is present). Complete w. shared t-p, shared contents-leaf and all title-pages.. Originaludgaven (dog med den første samling i andet oplag) af H.C. Andersens 2. eventyrsamling, efter hvilken han for alvor blev berømt. I alt udkom kun disse 2 bind, hvoraf det første indeholder 3 samlinger og det andet 2 samlinger, og denne samling er således komplet, hvilket ikke er almindeligt. Samlingen indeholder, undtaget eventyrene i første samling, som er i andet oplag, førstetryk af adskillige af Andersens mest kendte og elskede eventyr, bl.a.: "Grantræet", "Sneedronningen", "Elverhøi", "De røde Skoe", "Hyrdinden og Skorstensfeieren", "Holger Danske", "Skyggen", "Historien om en Moder" etc.BFN 428, 454, 467, 516, 529.First edition (though with the first collection in second issue) of Hans Christian Andersen's second collection of fairy tales, which constitutes the publication that caused him international fame. Only the present two volumes were issued, the first containing three collections, and the second containing two collections. This is thus a complete collection of the entire set in the first edition, but with the "First Collection" in second issue. The collection contains, not including the first collection, which is in second issue, the first printings of several of Andersen's most famous and cherised fairy tales, e.g.: "The Pine Tree", "The Snow Queen", "The Shadow", "The Story of a Mother" etc. etc

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        Common or Virginian Deer [Plate 136]

      New York: J. J. Audubon, 1844. Lithograph after John Woodhouse Audubon, coloured by hand by J. T. Bowen of Philadelphia. 19th century oak frame with gilt fillet. 21 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches. A fine image from the greatest illustrated natural history work to be produced in America during the nineteenth century, the first folio edition of Audubon's quadrupeds: "As long as our civilization lasts, America will be in debt to this genius" (Roger Tory Peterson). This very fine plate is among the most desirable images from the first folio edition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Of the Virginia, i.e. white-tailed, deer, Audubon would write: "Perhaps no species of wild animal inhabiting North- America, deserves to be regarded with more interest than the subject of our present article, the Common or Virginian Deer; its symmetrical form, graceful curving leap or bound, and its rushing speed, when, flying before its pursuers, it passes like a meteor by the startled traveler in the forest, exciting admiration." This fine image aptly depicts those words, with the defined muscular tone of the deer suggesting their impressive agility. The production of the Quadrupeds was begun by John James Audubon and his sons at about the same as the commercially-successful octavo edition of The Birds of America. Unlike the double-elephant folio Birds, the Quadrupeds was produced entirely in the United States. William Reese notes that "by 1843 the Audubon family business was a well-oiled machine, involving John James, his two sons, Victor and John Woodhouse, and various in-laws and friends. The octavo Birds was still in production when J.T. Bowen began to produce the plates for the elephant folio edition of the Quadrupeds, the largest successful color plate book project of 19th- century America. It took the family five years to publish 150 plates in thirty parts. The massive project was a commercial success, thanks to the close management of Victor. There were about three hundred subscribers" (Stamped with a National Character pp.58-59). Cf. Bennett, p. 5; cf. Reese Stamped With A National Character 36; cf. Sabin 2367; cf. Wood, p. 209

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        Kart over Island. Uppdráttr Íslands, gjördr ad fyrirsögn Òlafs Nikolas Òlsens eptir landmælingum Bjarnar Gunnlaugsonar... Konúngliga Rentukammer heftir l\atid gjöra og reiknad hefir Hans Jakob Scheel. Gefinn út af Íslenzka Bókmenttafélagi. Grafid heftis F. C. Holm. Målestokk 1:1920000.

      Reykjavik og Kaupmannahöfn 1844. 115 x 88 cm. Kartet håndkolorert. Oppklebet på lerret. Samt. sjirtingmappe. med fornyet skinnrygg

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        Chapmans paraboliska konstruktions-system, tillämpadt på handelsfartyg.

      Karlskrona, P. E. Flygares enka, 1844. 8:o. (2),43 s. & 1 utvikbar plansch. + FOCK, A. H. Anteckningar ur tillämpad värmelära, föreläst vid Kongl. teknologiska institutet. Sthlm, Hörbergska boktryckeriet, 1864. 8:o. (4),159 s. & 3 utvikbara plr & 1 utvikbar tabell. + UGGLA, C. L. Afhandling om skeppsbyggeri. Till navigations-skolornas tjenst. Göteborg, N. J. Gumpert & comp., 1848. 8:o. (2),107,(1 blank,1) s. & 1 utvikbar plansch. + Anteckningar i läran om vattenhjul och turbiner. Med upplysande träsnitt. Sthlm, Bergström & Lindroth, 1867. 8:o. 179,(1) s. Samtida ngt nött hfrbd med dekorativt guldornerad rygg. Marmorerade snitt. Första arbetet lätt lagerfläckat och med bläckfläck på s. 1-6 och på s. 30. Planschen och s. 33-40 med fuktränder. Andra arbetet med Arthur von Schmalensees namnteckning på titelbladet och med spridda blyertsanteckningar. Tredje arbetet är ngt bruntonat och med liten lagning i ena hörnet på titelbladet. Ett fint samlingsband!. Witts skrift om Chapmans system är ett avtryck ur "Tidskrift i sjöväsendet", årgång 1843. Alfred Henrik Fock var professor vid Teknologiska institutet i Stockholm och byråchef vid finansdepartementets expedition. Hans "Anteckningar" kom ut första gången 1851. Ugglas avhandling om skeppsbyggeri är här i första upplagan. En ny utkom 1856. Det fjärde och anonyma arbetets effektfulla träsnittsillustrationer förekommer i riklig mängd i texten

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        Philosophiske Smuler eller En Smule Philosophi. Af Johannes Climacus. Udgifvet af S. Kierkegaard.

      Kjøbenhavn, C. A. Reitzel, 1844. 164 s. Häftad i grönt originalomslag. 18,5 X 12 cm. Nött. Främre omslag nästan loss, naggat med pappersförlust, gammal namnteckning, fläckat. Endast övre snitt skuret. Inlagan med smärre fläckar.. Orignalupplagan

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        Begrebet Angest. En simpel psychologisk=paapegende Overveielse i Retning af det dogmatiske Problem om Arvesynden af Vigilius Haufniensis.

      Kjøbenhavn, 1844. Samt. helshirtbd. Udvendig fals m. reparations-spor. Indvendig et pænt, rent ekspl. (VIII)+184pp.. Originaludgave. Ikke almindelig, -ud over Sexten opbyggelige Taler, det af Kierkegaards værker, der kom i det mindste oplag. Himmelstrup 68.Cont. full cloth w. signs of wear. Outer front hinge repaired. Internally a nice copy w. only minor brownspotting. First edition. Rare, -apart from "Sexten opbyggelige Taler" (the amputated "Atten opbyggelige Taler" -without the two that were quickly sold out), this is the rarest of Kierkegaard's work. It is said to have appeared in 250 copies (and the other works in about 525), which has not actually been verified, but it is a fact that it was issued in a significantly smaller number than the other works

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        Philosophiske Smuler eller En Smule Philosophie. Udgivet af Søren Kierkegaard.

      Kjøbenhavn, 1844. Ubeskåret m. orig. foromsl. Bagomsl. og ryg nye, men lavet til at matche det orig. omsl. Lidt brunplettet. 164 pp.Uncut in the orig. front-wrapper. Back and back-wrapper are new, but are made to match the orig. Some brownspotting.. Originaludgave. Himmelstrup 62.First edition. Rare with the original wrapper

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        Forord. Morskabslæsning for enkelte Stænder efter Tid og Leilighed af Nicolaus Notabene.

      Kjøbenhavn, 1844. Nydeligt ubeskåret ekspl. i orig. hollanderet bind m. den bogtrykte titeletiket bevaret. 110pp.A very nice copy in the orig. blue cardboard-bdg. w. the printed paper title-label partly preserved.. Originaludgave. Himmelstrup 70.First edition

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