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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        THE BOOK OF WORKING TRADES; or English Industry Exemplified.

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

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

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

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        Onguent contre la morsure de vipère noire

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

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

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

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        Histoire naturelle. Zoologie. Première classe

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

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

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

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        Journal de l'expédition des Portes de fer

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

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

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

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        Elemens de pathologie chirurgicale.

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

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        Gedichte von Wilhelm Waiblinger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Från dödsbädden till grafchoret. Fullständig historik öfver högtidligheterna vid högstsalig H.M. konung Carl XIV Johan begrafning i Riddarholmskyrkan den 26 april 1844. En erinring för dem, som bivistat desamma, och ett minne för efterlefvande. Med en panorama öfver processionen vid den kungliga likbegängelsen, teckning af Riddarholmskyrkans inre, m.m.

      - Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1844. Tvär smal folio. Litogr. extra titel,+ 15 s.+ lång, utvikbar litogr plansch (14x133 mm). Blåfärgning på extra titelbladet, planschen trasig i ett veck. Något nött originalklotryggsband med litograferade pärmar i blått och guld, med omslagstiteln ?Carl XIV Johan likbegängelse den 26te april 1844? Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris på bakpärmens insida. Litografierna utförda av P. M. Anderson impr. Med fina vyer över Storkyrkobrinken, Riddarhustorget och Riddarholmen.

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        African Quadrilles Selected from the Most Admired Negro Melodies and Arranged for the Piano Forte

      F. Riley, New York 1844 - Disbound, engraved sheet music with some edge and corner wear along with toning here and there on all pages. The number "25" written at top of front wrap indicates page number in the bound volume. Number 27, 29 and 31 show up inside. Square, securely bound, in quite nice shape. G+ to VG-. This is the first set of Scherpf's African Quadrilles and features the following songs: Going Ober De Mountain, Boatman's Dance, Dandy Jim, Old Dan Tucker, and It Will Nebber Do To Gib It Up So. These arrangements were of African-American melodies and are among the earliest examples of African-American music in America. ; Set 1; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 7 pages [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Complete Angler, The

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

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        The Beauties of the Bosphorus.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Gedichte von Wilhelm Waiblinger

      Hamburg, Heubel, 1844 - 293 Seiten Erstausgabe in dunkelgrünem Pappeinband mit Goldprägung, Rücken an den Gelenken angerissen, Bindung hinten gelockert, Buchblock in sich jedoch fest. Marmorschnitte. Seiten stockfleckig und an den Außenrändern gebräunt. Besitzer-Namensaufkleber im vorderen Innendeckel sowie handschriftlicher Namenseintrag auf dem Vorblatt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 163 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson.

      London: Henry Colburn, , 1844–46. With notes by Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas. 7 volumes, octavo (218 x 130 mm). Late 19th-century navy blue full morocco by Bedford (with his name in gilt on the turn-in), richly gilt spines, gilt French fillet border on sides, all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of Nelson by Freeman after Abbott (volume I), 4 facsimile letters, 3 plans (2 folding). Contemporary engraved armorial roundel bookplate of Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, 10th baronet (1829-1900), of the Edwardes baronetcy of Shrewsbury (whose "choice and valuable library" was auctioned at Christie's, May 1901). An excellent set. First edition. The essential starting point for any attempt to understand either the mercurial personality or instinctive tactical genius of Nelson, never superseded. "This is the standard work of reference for Nelson's correspondence and is the principal source from which his biographers have drawn (and still do draw) their material" (Cowie). A beautifully bound set, from the atelier of one of the premier London binders of the period.

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        The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson. With notes by Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1844–46 - 7 volumes, octavo (218 x 130 mm). Late 19th-century navy blue full morocco by Bedford (with his name in gilt on the turn-in), richly gilt spines, gilt French fillet border on sides, all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Contemporary engraved armorial roundel bookplate of Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, 10th baronet (1829-1900), of the Edwardes baronetcy of Shrewsbury (whose "choice and valuable library" was auctioned at Christie's, May 1901). An excellent set. Portrait frontispiece of Nelson by Freeman after Abbott (volume I), 4 facsimile letters, 3 plans (2 folding). First edition. The essential starting point for any attempt to understand either the mercurial personality or instinctive tactical genius of Nelson, never superseded. "This is the standard work of reference for Nelson's correspondence and is the principal source from which his biographers have drawn (and still do draw) their material" (Cowie). A beautifully bound set, from the atelier of one of the premier London binders of the period. Cowie 144 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit [1st Edition / 1st State]

      London: Chapman and Hall. Very Good with no dust jacket. (1844). First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Complete with the frontis-piece, engraved title [showing the improperly placed pound sign], and 38 plates by "Phiz". The Errata Page has the "Errata" with 13 lines listed below it. Xiv, [1], 624pp, bound in 3/4 leather and cloth, raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers, marbled page edges, and armorial bookplate of Rev. Mitchell Harvey, mild aging, binding and hinges tight. Considered the last of his picaresque novels. It was originally serialised in 1843 and 1844. Dickens thought it to be his best work, [1] but it was one of his least popular novels; 0 .

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        Neue Gedichte. Erstausgabe.Halbleder.

      Hoffmann und Campe,Hamburg 1844 - Hamburg/Paris, Hoffmann und Campe,Dubochet 1844. 8°. 2 Bl., 421 S., 1 Bl. Halbleder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung.-Erste Ausgabe. - Die Sammlung enthält die Gedichte, die Heine in den siebzehn Jahren seit Erscheinen des Buch der Lieder in den Bänden des Salon und in verschiedenen Zeitschriften veröffentlicht hat. Die Seiten 244-421 enthalten Deutschland. Ein Wintermährchen mit Stellen, die in dem gleichzeitig erschienenen Einzeldruck wegen der Zensur verändert oder weggelassen werden mußten. - Goedeke VIII, 560, 73. - Wilhelm/Galley I, 436. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cruise of H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., in 1867-1868.London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1869. 8vo. With a photographic portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh, 8 chromo-lithographed and 4 double-tinted plates, 6 full-page and 6 smaller black-and-white illustrations, and a folding "engraved" lithographed map (34 x 50 cm), mounted on cloth. Contemporary half calf, shell-marbled sides, re-backed and with new endpapers.

      Allibone, Crit. Dict. Eng. Lit., p. 1117; Ferguson 12627; Forbes 2846; Mendelssohn II, p. 20; South African Bibliography III, p. 333. An account of a journey around the world including a visit to the British colonies in Australia, New Zealand, India and Hong Kong, conducted by Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900) in 1867 and 1868. In 12 chapters, 8 devoted to the visit to Australia, and with an "amusing and lively" account of an elephant hunt. With a folding world map and a list of officers serving on Prince Alfred's ship, the H.M.S. Galatea. Alfred was the first prince to visit Australia, India and Hong Kong, and the first member of the royal family to visit New Zealand. With the stamp of the York Subscription Library and a 20th-century bookplate of A.R. Michaelis. Binding rubbed. A very good copy. An extensively illustrated account of a royal visit to the British colonies.

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        A Christmas Carol

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing. Publisher's dark blue cloth with covers stamped in blind and spine in gilt. Near Fine. Cloth lightly rubbed and corners pushed in. Several tiny specks to top edge of page block. Pages with an occasional small spot or bit of foxing. With four hand-colored lithograph plates and four black and white lithographed illustrations. Quite a remarkable copy, with the gilt stamping very sharp and bright.

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        ESSAYS ON SOME UNSETTLED QUESTIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY.

      London, John W. Parker, West Strand, 1844.. FIRST EDITION 1844. 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, pages: half-title, title page, Preface, Contents, [1]-164 plus 4 pages of adverts, original boards, rebacked in thick paper with printed paper label. Boards rubbed with uneven pale staining, slight wear to corners, shelf wear to lower edges, neat ink number to verso title page, pastedowns and pale foxing to pastedowns and endpapers, first inner paper hinge neatly strengthened, hardly noticeable, tip of several corners have small turning crease, small hole to first free endpaper neatly repaired, otherwise a very good copy. See: Goldsmith, Volume 2, page 635, No. 33591. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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].

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        Das "Va Banque!" Louis Napoleons III. oder Der Kampf mit Deutschlands Erbfeind. Gedenkbuch des Krieges mit Frankreich im Jahre 1870. Dem deutschen Volke gewidmet.

      24,5 x 20 cm 600 S. mit 24 farblithographischen Tafeln und der rotgetönten Titelseite. HLn der Zeit. Einband stärker gebräunt und am Rücken angeplatzt, Innendeckel mit Namenseintragungen, Titelseite mit Blutspur und Stempel der Leipziger Kunsthandlung Thust, die ersten 10 Blatt am Rand etwas lädiert, sonst an der Ecke durchgängig fingerspurig, eine Lage leicht ausgebunden, zwei Tafeln fleckig, es fehlen die Seiten 3 - 6 und ebenfalls die Seiten nach Seite 600. Erstausgabe des Freundes und Knastkumpans von Karl May. Julius Eduard Maximilian Dittrich (10.6.1844 - 10..5.1917) war Hauslehrer, Journalist und ab 1870 Redakteur verschiedener Zeitungen in Dresden. Da der frühere kaufmännische Angestellte vom 13.7.1866 - 13.1.1868 wegen Betrugs und Unterschlagung in Schloss Osterstein inhaftiert war, kannten sich May und Dittrich vermutlich bereits aus dieser Zeit. (May sass ab 14.6.1865 ebendort ein.) Das umfangreiche und detaillierte Werk zum Deutsch-Französischen Krieg stellt wohl einen Vorgänger zum 1889 bei Münchmeyer erschienenen Prachtband dar. Eindrucksvoll die farbstarken Lithos von: Preußischen Ulanen bei Rheinheim, Forbach nach der Einnahme der Preußen, Saarbrücken während der Beschießung durch die Franzosen, Eroberung der ersten Mitrailleuse durch die Bayern, Vernichtung der französischen Kürassiere bei Wörth, Erstürmung von Weißenburg, Ansicht von Pont a Mousson, Schlacht bei Vionville, Demolirte Batterie in Straßburg, Preußische Batterie vor Metz, Schlacht bei Belfort, deutsche Truppen überfallen Garibaldianer, Ankunft des Kaisers in Frankfurt, Pflanzung der Friedenseiche in München. Die Datierung erfolgte auf Grund einer handschriftlichen Eintragung auf dem Innendeckel. Der Titel ist in deutschen Bibliotheken nicht bekannt.

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        Die Ichneumonen der Forstinsecten in forstlicher und entomologischer Beziehung. Ein Anhang zur Abbildung und Beschreibung der Forstinsecten. [Bd. I-III]

      Berlin: Nicolaische Buchhandlung, 1844-52. 3 vols: viii,224; vii,238; xviii,[2],272, 7 engraved plates, 7 folding tables, text figs. 4to. HB. Orig. green printed boards, spines worn, one with some loss; vol. 3: hinges weak, boards coming loose. Some foxing. Good complete set in the original binding. Rare. Complete in 3 vols. This work is intended as a supplement to the series on 'Forstinsecten' by the same author. Contains descriptions of many new species.[Horn-Schenkling, 17693; Nissen ZBI, 3308].

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        Mexkemahuastan. Chief of the Gros-Ventres des Prairies

      , 1844. 1844. BODMER, Karl. Mexkemahuastan. Chief of the Gros-ventres des Prairies. [London: Edward Lumley, 1844]. Original re-engraving, plate impression measures approximately 8 1/2 inches by 12 inches, matted, entire piece measures 16 1/2 inches by 19 1/2 inches. $1500.One of 33 hand-colored

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        China historisch, romantisch, malerisch.

      Karlsruhe, im Kunstverlag (1843-1844). - Text- und Bildband in 2 Bänden. Gross-8°. Gestochener Titel, XLVIII, 351 S.; 1 Bl. Lieferungsumschlag und 35 Tafeln mit Stahlstichen von Thomas Allom. Schöne Bordeauxrote Halblederbände der Zeit mit reicher romantischer Rückenvergoldung und blindgeprägter Deckelverzierungen. Einzige deutsche Ausgabe. - Auszug aus dem englischen Werk "China in a series of views". Die deutsche Ausgabe nur mit einem Teil der Kupfer der englischen Ausgabe, wobei die Tafel "Der kaiserliche Palast in Tsau-Tschän", die im Tafelverzeichnis angekündiget ist, wohl nie beigebunden wurde, da sie bei Vergleichsexemplaren immer fehlt. - Rücken verlbasst. - Sonst schönes, nahezu fleckenloses Exemplar in schönen dekorativen Einbänden.

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        Prospecter af danske herregaarde (band 1-8 av en total utgivning på 20 band)

      Bok. C.A. Reitzel, Kjøbenhavn 1844-56. 96 litografiska planscher och beskrivande text bundet i ett samtida lätt slitet halvfranskt band. 24,5x34 cm. Nära 3 kg. Ställvis milt lagringsfläckad inlaga, planscherna som regel rena. Enstaka textsidor med veck. Proveniens: Främre pärmens insida bär stämpel "WEGEHOLMS BIBLIOTEK. I. SIÖKRONA". Johan Joakim Sjöcrona köpte Vegeholm 1846 och ägde slottet till sin död 1874. De här ej inkluderade 12 banden utkom 1857-68 och har C.E. Secher som författare.

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        JOHANN ADAM KLEIN (1792 - 1875). "Radierungen von I.A. Klein". Titelblatt der Zeh'schen Ausgabe mit einer Ganzfigur nach halbrechts des Meisters, links beim Zeichnen unter einer Eiche sitzend, vorne Haustiere (Pferd, Kühe, Schafe usw.), im Hintergrund Gesamtansicht von Nürnberg, darüber Arabesken mit zwei von Kleins Radierungen (römischer Viehtreiber, russischer Schlitten) in Verkleinerung, dazu Affen, eine Katze usw.

      - Radierung, in der Platte bez., sign. und dat. "J.A. Klein f. München 1844", 23,5 x 17,5 cm. Jahn 328, III. - "Der Arabeskenzug ist von Eugen Neurether einradirt" (Jahn). - Im Rand vereinzelt minimal fleckig.

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        The Cruise of H.M.S. Galatea, Captain H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., in 1867-1868.London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1869. 8vo. With a photographic portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh, 8 chromo-lithographed and 4 double-tinted plates, 6 full-page and 6 smaller black-and-white illustrations, and a folding "engraved" lithographed map (34 x 50 cm), mounted on cloth. Contemporary half calf, shell-marbled sides, re-backed and with new endpapers.

      - Allibone, Crit. Dict. Eng. Lit., p. 1117; Ferguson 12627; Forbes 2846; Mendelssohn II, p. 20; South African Bibliography III, p. 333. An account of a journey around the world including a visit to the British colonies in Australia, New Zealand, India and Hong Kong, conducted by Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900) in 1867 and 1868. In 12 chapters, 8 devoted to the visit to Australia, and with an "amusing and lively" account of an elephant hunt. With a folding world map and a list of officers serving on Prince Alfred's ship, the H.M.S. Galatea. Alfred was the first prince to visit Australia, India and Hong Kong, and the first member of the royal family to visit New Zealand. With the stamp of the York Subscription Library and a 20th-century bookplate of A.R. Michaelis. Binding rubbed. A very good copy. An extensively illustrated account of a royal visit to the British colonies.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
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        Su rutas. Áyurvédas. Id est Medicinae Systema a venerabili d?Hanvantare demonstratum, a Susruta discipulo compositum. Nunc primum ex Sanskrita in Latinum sermonem vertit, introductionem, annotationes et rerum indicem adjecit. 3 Bände in 1.

      Erlangen, F. Enke, 1844-50. - Groß-8vo (25.5 : 16.5 cm). I: VIII S., 2 Bl., 206 S., 1 Bl. Errata. - II: VIII, 248 S., 2 Bl. Tabellen, 1 Bl. Errata. - III: VI, 186 S., 1 Bl. Errata. Erste Übertragung des altindischen Kompendiums der Heilkunde in eine westliche Sprache, sehr selten. Das Werk ist etwa im 7. Jahrhundert n. Chr. um einen älteren Kern entstanden und gliedert sich in Abschnitte zum ärztlichen Ehrenkodex, zu Pathologie, Somatologie, Therapie und Toxikologie. Die Übersetzung schließt mit einem Index Sanskrito-latinus der erwähnten Pflanzen und Bäume. ?First translation of the Su ruta Samhitâ into Latin, and the first publication of this text in the West . includes the earliest description of plastic surgery? (Garrison & Morton, no. 11). - Hessler (1799-1890), bayerischer Gerichts- und Bezirksarzt, bestritt bereits seine Dissertation und Approbation mit indologischen Themen. Er ließ 1852/55 noch zwei Hefte Commentarii et Annotationes (24 und 106 S.) folgen, die von Garrison & Morton als ?separate volumes? unter eigener Nummer (7168) geführt werden. - Unteres Kapital etwas zerschlissen, stellenweise stockfleckig. Insgesamt schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Dunkelgrüner Leinenband d. Zeit mit Rückentitel sowie Rücken- und Deckelfileten in Goldprägung, marmorierter Schnitt.

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        History Of the War In France And Belgium, in 1815. Containing Minute Details of the Battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny, Wavre, and Waterloo. [together with:] Plans and Maps to the History of the Waterloo Campaign. [&:] SIBORNE, H.T. Waterloo Letters: A Selection from Original and hitherto Unpublished Letters bearing on the Operations of the 16th, 17th, and 18th June, 1815, By Officers who served in the Campaign. Edited with Explanatory Notes

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1844 - 3 octavo text volumes, together with folio portfolio containing the maps. First-named in the original red morocco-grained cloth, title gilt to the spines, large trophy of arms within broad panels in blind to all boards, pale cream surface-paper endpapers; the plans in the publisher's red cloth portfolio, title gilt to the upper board, trophy of arms gilt to the lower; the Waterloo Letters in original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, blind single-ruled panels to the boards. A little rubbed and soiled, spines relined and with some minor judicious repairs, rear hinges repaired, frontispiece of volume I foxed and offsetting onto the title page, as usual, as also some foxing throughout, but overall a carefully restored copy in the original cloth; the portfolio a little rubbed and stained, professionally cleaned, the lining and flaps renewed, as also the ties; the Letters a little rubbed, spine sunned, but overall very good. Together an excellent group in the publisher's bindings. In the first, a superbly engraved medallic portrait frontispiece to each, and 9 other similar portraits in all; the portfolio with 11 engraved maps, dispositions in colour, loosely inserted, as issued; the last-named with folding map frontispiece, and on other similar map, 17 plans with dispositions printed in colour, 8 of these folding, 4 plans to the text The History is the second edition, same year as the first - which "sold off in a very few days" - with minor corrections, and there was only one issue of the extraordinary, and highly sought-after, Plans and Maps, offering the best possible contour view of the field, outside of Siborne's model itself. The Letters are a first edition. Siborne's published works represent an unprecedented synthesis of wide-ranging research, informed direct enquiry, physical immersion, expert surveying, and cutting-edge visual representation. Remains foundational to the understanding of the most famous, and controversial, military engagement of the nineteenth century. A recognized authority on surveying and plan-drawing, having published on the subject, Siborne was commissioned in 1830 to produce a minutely accurate scale model of the field of Waterloo. "He lived for eight months at the farm of La Haye-Sainte on the field of battle, and made a survey of the whole ground, upon which he based his model. The execution of this work occupied some years, as Siborne devoted to it only such time as his professional duties permitted. In 1833 the progress of the work was interrupted by the refusal of the new ministry to allot funds for it. Thrown upon his own resources he continued the work until its completion in 1838, at a cost of nearly £3000" (ODNB) The model stirred controversy, revealing as it did the vital intervention of Blücher's 48,000 Prussians; Wellington pointedly absented himself from the exhibition at the Egyptian Hall, and Siborne failed to recoup costs. He subsequently made a model of a smaller portion of the field on a larger scale to show the decisive charge of Anglesey's cavalry and Picton's infantry, exhibiting both side by side, and publishing his guide to the New Waterloo Model. "Having amassed much information from surviving officers on the battle and the entire campaign, Siborne in 1844 published his two-volume History of the War in France and Belgium in 1815 (with folio atlas); it long remained a standard work." The plates are all engraved by Alfred Robert Freebairn using the anaglyptographic process, whereby "objects with raised surfaces, such as coins, medals, and reliefs, into patterns of printed lines which suggest the contours of the original" (ODNB). The battlefield maps offer truly remarkable visual effects when viewed, as suggested, with the upper edge "placed nearest the light", this atlas is extremely uncommon, and we have never seen another set offered in the original cloth portfolio. Offered in addition to this set is an excellent copy of the volume of correspondence relating to Siborne's mode [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Martin Chuzzlewit - True First Issue with 100£

      Chapman and Hall, 1844. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing, first issue with the '100£' sign on the frontispiece. Bound in contemporary marbled boards with leather spine and corners. Neat name twice to prelims and previous owner's very small bookplate to the front pastedown. Binding is sound and tight. PP. 624 with some spotting to the prelims and to the rear pages. Rubbing and wear to the edges, but a very good copy overall.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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