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        RESEARCHES ON LIGHT: AN EXAMINATION OF ALL THE PHENOMENA CONNECTED WITH THE CHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR CHANGES PRODUCED BY THE INFLUENCE OF THE SOLAR RAYS; EMBRACING ALL THE KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES, AND NEW DISCOVERIES IN THE ART

      London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844. First edition. 8vo., vii, 303 pp., 32 pp. adverts, hand-colored engraved folding frontispiece, text diagrams. Recased in the decoratively blind-stamped publisher's original cloth. The lower edge of the binding is rubbed, with moderate wear at the tips. A very good copy. "Robert Hunt (1807 - 1887) was a librarian keeper of mining records the the Museum of Practical Geology and professor of mechanical engineering at the Royal School of Mines, at London. He carried on numerous photographic and photomechanical experiments and he was one of the founders of the London Photographic Society. These experiments with organic and inorganic light-sensitive substances, which, with characteristic unselfishness, he made public during the early forties of the last century, were extremely useful in the study of photochemistry, which was then in its infancy, and were of great service for years to those who came after him and used his researches for the basis of their studies." Eder- HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY p. 326. "Included are reports on Hunt's earliest experiments on solar energy and its effect involving both vegetation and metallic salts or compounds. An introductory chapter on the discoveries of Daguerre and Fox Talbot is exceedingly useful as it establishes the range of various light sensitive materials applicable to photography, including platinum, iron and antimony. His is the first use of the word 'platinotype' with reference to platinum prints. The book as a whole is one of the most crucial and one of the earliest theoretical treatises on the science, and differs slightly from the later, 1854 edition, except in some more recent discoveries." From the Arno Press description THE LITERATURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY.Often referred to as the first history of photography, a distinction not quite true. Gernsheim - Incunabula No. 668. Roosens and Salu No. 7952.

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        MILANO E IL SUO TERRITORIO

      Pirola, 1844. agli scienziati italiani nella loro settima riunione-2 VOLL- formato in 16°- leg. in cartonato originale con difetti - 1° vol 391 pagine- sette incisioni eseguite con tecnica all'acquatinta+ grande tavola a fondo testo , più volte ripiegata, con la pianta topografica della città di Milano- 2° vol. - 506 pagine - 7 incisioni eseguite con tecnica all'acquatinta + grande cartine a fondo volume sul territorio di Milano- Fioriture sparse-.opera completa

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        The Spoon; with Upwards of One Hundred Illustrations, Primitive, Egyptian, Roman, Mediaeval, And Modern. [At head of title:] Transactions of the Society of Literary & Scientific Chiffonniers; being essays on primitive arts in domestic life ... By Hab'k O. Westman

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844. First edition. Title vignette, tailpiece, and 8 lithographed plates illustrating over 100 spoons. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half green morocco and marbled boards and endpapers. Some scuffing to extremities, mild scattered (mostly marginal) spotting, but overall a solid, attractive copy. Bookplate of B. Pomeroy on front pastedown, and his name stamped in gilt at foot of spine. First edition. Title vignette, tailpiece, and 8 lithographed plates illustrating over 100 spoons. 1 vols. 8vo. A curious and delightful by one of 19th-century technological visionaries. The inventor and ethnologist Ewbank (1792-1870) emigrated to New York from England in 1819."In 1820 he began the manufacture of metallic tubing in New York, and retired in 1836 to devote himself to literary and scientific pursuits. From 1849 till 1852 he was U. S. commissioner of patents ... He was one of the founders of the American ethnological society. He published 'Descriptive and Historical Account of Hydraulic and other Machines, Ancient and Modern' (New York, 1842; 15th ed., with additions, 1863); 'The World a Workshop, or the Physical Relation of Man to the Earth' (1855); 'Life in Brazil,' describing a visit to that country in 1845-6, with an appendix on a collection of American antiquities (1857); 'Thoughts on Matter and Force' (1858); 'Reminiscences in the Patent Office' (1859); and a variety of miscellaneous essays on the philosophy and history of inventions, which appeared chiefly in the 'Transactions of the Franklin Institute.' His 'Experiments on Marine Propulsion, or the Virtue of Form in Propelling Blades,' was reprinted in Europe. In 1860 he published an essay that he had read before the Ethnological society, entitled 'Inorganic Forces Ordained to Supersede Human Slavery.'"(Appleton's Cyclopedia)The attribution to Ewbank is based on the Library of Congress deposit copy, which bears the annotation, "By Thomas Ewbank". The "Society of Literary & Scientific Chiffonniers" is fictitious.

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        Carta Generale Del Polo Artico [Original Hand-Coloured 1844 Map]

      Napoli: Benedetto Marzolla, 1844. Leatherbound. very good. Original hand-coloured 1844 map. 20.5" X 28". (52 X 71 cm). Detailed lithographed map on thick paper. Delicate, bright and crisp hand done outlines. Some light foxing, mainly in margins. Vertical crease down center. A beautiful map. very good Detailed map of the North Pole/Arctic. Surrounded on bottom and both sides with elegant Italian text. Atlas map. 1844

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        NÜRNBERG., Blick in die Karolinenstraße mit schönen alten Häusern (meist mit Erkern und Gauben), im Hintergrund die Lorenzkirche.

      Kolorierte Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Ciceri u. Bayot nach Chapuy, 1844, 39 x 27 cm. Lentner 9282. - Ein besonders reizvolles Nürnberg-Blatt auf Grund der reichen Staffage mit Händlern, Pferdefuhrwerk, Traggaul mit Lasten u.v.m. - In feinem Kolorit und sehr gut erhalten. BAYERN, Franken

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        NÜRNBERG. Blick in die Karolinenstraße mit schönen alten Häusern (meist mit Erkern und Gauben), im Hintergrund die Lorenzkirche.

      - Kolorierte Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Ciceri u. Bayot nach Chapuy, 1844, 39 x 27 cm. Lentner 9282. - Ein besonders reizvolles Nürnberg-Blatt auf Grund der reichen Staffage mit Händlern, Pferdefuhrwerk, Traggaul mit Lasten u.v.m. - In feinem Kolorit und sehr gut erhalten.

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        [Op. 50]. Das Paradies und die Peri. Dichtung aus Lalla Rookh von Th. Moore für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester... Klavierauszug. Op. 50... Pr. 5 Thlr. [Piano-vocal score]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 7069], 1844. First Edition, variant issue, distinguished by differently typeset text. Hofmann p. 115. McCorkle pp. 223-24. Hoboken 15, 93 (with original wrappers). The full score of the work was not published until 1845. The author of the inscription is unknown; the use of the word "Tandler" suggests that he is from either Austria or Bavaria. The text of the oratorio was translated from the English original by Emil Flechsig (1808-1878); Schumann made significant alterations.. Folio. Quarter mid-brown cloth with paper boards with octagonal paper label titled in manuscript to upper. 1f. (title), [1]-4 (text), 3-133, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, text typeset, music engraved. Handstamp "T. J. Roothaan & Co Muzijkhandel en biblioteek Amsterdam" to foot of title. With rhymed inscription in black ink to head of verso of title: "Der Tandler hatte kein Interessanteres / Drum schick ich dieses und kein Anderes! Haag, im April 1932." Binding quite worn; spine frayed and partially lacking; last line of manuscript text to label crudely erased. Minor staining and foxing, most noticeable to first leaves. With pencil markings to alto staves in part 3 (pp. 77-83).

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        Dizionario storico di educazione in cui son poste in esercizio tutte le facoltà dell'anima. Surrogando a precetti ed alle sentenze gli esempi, a ragionamenti i fatti, in ultimo alla teoria la pratica. Con un quadro alfabetico cronologico de' personaggi più ampio ed importante che nelle precedenti edizioni. Prima versione italiana arricchita di nuove aggiunte e adorna di litografie desunte da celebri autori e dipinti a guisa di Classica Antologia e Museo Pittorico.

      Gattei, 1844. 2 voll., in 8°, m. pelle, pp. 716 + 880. Front. del 2° vol. con restauro sommario nella parte inferiore che copre parte dei dati bibliografici. Molto buona e estramamente rara. I due volumi sono arricchiti da 38 litografie di cui 25 a colori. La prima litografia del 2° vol. presenta un restauro sommario che non interessa l'inc. stessa, inoltre nel medesimo vol. risulta mancante una litografia (La morte di Eudossia).

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        Die deutschen Eisenbahnen, in Beziehung auf Geschichte, Technik und Betrieb.

      Kassel T Fischer 1844 - Kl.8°. V, 235 S. Mit 1 farb. lith. Faltkarte, 4 gefalt. lith. Streckenplänen, 1 gefalt. lith. Profiltafel u. 9 Textabbildungen. Lederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Metzeltin 3020. Erstausgabe. Mit folgenden Streckenplänen: Lüttich-Aachener Eisenbahn; Leipzig-Magdeburg; Braunschweig-Magdeburg; Leipzig-Dresden; Magdeburg-Halberstadt; Harzburger Eisenbahn; Rheinische Eisenbahn; Düsseldorf-Elberfeld; Berlin-Stettin; Berlin-Frankfurt/O.; Taunus-Bahn; Potsdamer Bahn; Anhaltische Eisenbahn; Linz-Gmünd sowie einige Bahnen in Österreich und Bayern. - Frühes Dokument der Eisenbahngeschichte in einem insgesamt schönen, vollständigen Exemplar. - Der Bucheinband mit einer Verlängerung des Rückens, so daß das Buch in geschlossenem Zustand einem Etui ähnelt (Klappeneinband). - Durchgehender Wasserrand am Kopf. Gewicht (Gramm): 1000 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PEGNITZTAL. - Mayer, Friedrich. Wanderungen durch das Pegnitzthal.

      Nbg., Tümmel 1844 - 12 Hefte. 26 x 17 cm. 240 S. Gestoch. Titel, 24 Stahlstichtafeln von Alexander Marx, 1 gestoch. Karte. 12 lithographierte Original-Broschuren. Pfeiffer 36311; Engelmann II, 757 (spät. Ausgaben). - Sehr rares Ansichtenwerk der Romantik mit reizvollen Ansichten von Eschenbach, Fürth, Gräfenberg, Hersbruck, Hilpoltstein, Lauf, Nürnberg (3), Pegnitz, Velden, Vorra u.a., am unteren Bildrand jeweils mit kleinen Wappen der dargestellten Städte und Burgen. Das Frontispiz zeigt mehrere Trachtendarstellungen. - Die Broschuren leicht, die 12. Broschur stärker lädiert. Etwas gebräunt und fleckig. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Brewers Duck

      Birds of North America, from Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories 1844 - Sheet Dimensions: 6 x 9 in. Frame Dimensions: 14.5 x 17.25 in. Hand-colored lithograph. A tireless entrepreneur, John James Audubon devoted himself to an unprecedented project, becoming the first to attempt the seemingly insurmountable task of documenting all the bird life of North America. This task grew out of a genuine and passionate interest in his subjects, and Audubon determined not only to complete a project that no one else had undertaken, but to approach it in an entirely innovative manner. His style and his persona were much like the notion of America itself: ambitious, animated, larger than life. The artist’s tireless efforts and remarkable talent culminated in the publication in London of his 435-plate Birds of America (1827-1838), undoubtedly the greatest work on birds ever produced. The celebration of this quintessentially American work, and the enterprising, talented artist who created it, has grown steadily since the time of its publication.

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        Opal, Pure Gift for the Holy Days

      Riker, 1844 First appearance of Poe's "Morning on the Wissahiccon," also called "The Elk," which describes the beauty of a creek in Pennsylvania. Good in original covers. Water damage to pages. 1844 on the title page.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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        [Op. 50]. Das Paradies und die Peri. Dichtung aus Lalla Rookh von Th. Moore für Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester... Klavierauszug. Op. 50... Pr. 5 Thlr. [Piano-vocal score]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 7069], 1844. First Edition, variant issue, distinguished by differently typeset text. Hofmann p. 115. McCorkle pp. 223-24. Hoboken 15, 93 (with original wrappers). The full score of the work was not published until 1845. The author of the inscription is unknown; the use of the word "Tandler" suggests that he is from either Austria or Bavaria. The text of the oratorio was translated from the English original by Emil Flechsig (1808-1878); Schumann made significant alterations.. Folio. Quarter mid-brown cloth with paper boards with octagonal paper label titled in manuscript to upper. 1f. (title), [1]-4 (text), 3-133, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, text typeset, music engraved. Handstamp "T. J. Roothaan & Co Muzijkhandel en biblioteek Amsterdam" to foot of title. With rhymed inscription in black ink to head of verso of title: "Der Tandler hatte kein Interessanteres / Drum schick ich dieses und kein Anderes! Haag, im April 1932." Binding quite worn; spine frayed and partially lacking; last line of manuscript text to label crudely erased. Minor staining and foxing, most noticeable to first leaves. With pencil markings to alto staves in part 3 (pp. 77-83).

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        Illustrated with ten highly-finished portraits, engraved on steel, and numerous engravings on wood, under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath.

      London: David Bogue, [ca. 1844]. Large octavo. 19th century quarter dark blue morocco with matching cloth boards with single gilt rule to edges, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (recto blank, verso full-page hand-coloured engraving of Carlotta Grisi in La Giselle by A.E. Chalon after H. Robinson within decorative border, 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), 1f. (recto contents, verso list of plates), [ix]-xiv, 1f., 160 pp. With bookplate of William L. Scott to front pastedown. Includes 10 full-page hand-coloured engraved plates of famous dancers and singers including Carlotta Grisi, Persiani, Giulietta Grisi, Fanny Elssler, Cerito, Taglioni, Sontag, Falcon, Dorus-Gras and Treillet-Nathan from productions including Giselle, The Barber of Seville, Norma, Le Diable Boiteaux, Ondine or the Naiad, La Sylphide, Don Juan, The Jewess and The Huguenots. With fine hand-coloured wood engravings throughout text and many leaves with elaborate borders printed in colour. Binding slightly worn. A very good copy overall. Derra de Moroda 1272. Niles & Leslie I p. 225. A fine example of decorative Victorian book production and an important contribution to music and dance iconography of the period.

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        Il Salvatore. Poema.

      Torino, Eredi Botta, 1844. in-4 (294x205mm), pp. 367, (1 bianca), tavola in antiporta e frontespizio entro cornice architettonica in rosso, blu e oro. Splendida legatura coeva in piena pelle verde, titolo in oro su dorso a quattro nervi lavorato in oro a piccoli ferri, dorsi ornati da filetti in oro, cornice a secco e bella bordura romantica che incornicia le armi di Maria Cristina di Savoia al piatto posteriore eil monogramma MC sormontato da corona al piatto anteriore. Tagli dorati. Edizione originale, rara, alle armi di Maria Cristina.. Parenti, IV/238-9..

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        England - Essex & Kent]

      Southampton. 1844 - Size: 655 x 1000 mm. Fine condition. Electrotype engraving with original full wash colour. A truly superb, accurate and informative ordnance survey map of the county of Essex, together with the extreme northern coast of Kent and a small portion of north and east London. The map is neatly dissected into 24 linen backed squares, and conveys an extraordinary amount of depth and detail to the regions that it covers. Parks, Stately homes, roads, rivers, lakes, railways, copses, forests and woodland are all rendered in the finest detail. This map is the North East section of an original 4 sheet map, entitled "Forty Miles around London". The extent of the map is from Dartford in the south to Tottenham in the west to Rochford in the east to Fyfield in the north.

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        Central Asia; comprising Bokhara, Cabool, Persia, The River Indus, & Countries Eastward Of It

      London: J. Arrowsmith, 1844. Map. Engraving with original hand-coloring. Image measures 20.5 x 29". This elegant map of Central Asia centers on modern-day Iran and includes portions of Iraq, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. As an annotation below the title states, the map was based on surveys by Alexander Burnes, a Scottish explorer, whose 1834 narrative of his travels through the region was one of the most popular books in Britain in the period. Arrowsmith's map reflects the great increase of knowledge Burnes's travels produced. It is extremely detailed and labeled with cities, political boundaries, rivers, and roads. Annotations about land and native people are scattered throughout, and Arrowsmith's journey is marked in red. Some regions extend beyond the borders of the map, which extends onto an additional third fold-out section affixed to the right side. The map is from Arrowsmith's "London Atlas of Universal Geography." It is in very good condition with few chips and tears and minor soiling. John Arrowsmith (1790-1873) was from a family of London based cartographers and publishers, and was a founding member of the Royal Geographical Society. His "London Atlas," known for its understated elegance, is considered one of the first truly "modern" atlases of the nineteenth century. This map is a fine example of Arrowsmith's work.

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        The Complete Angler Edited by John Major

      London: D. Bogue, Fleet-Street and H. Wix, New Bridge-Street, 1844. The Sixth (titled 4th) Major Edition. With 12 steel-engraved plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. 418 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in full red morocco, both covers with gilt-ruled doubled fillet outer border, inner floral vine boarder and central gilt small house, spine gilt with devices of creel, fish and fly, a.e.g., by Wright. Bookplate of Elsie Skaats Massa. The Sixth (titled 4th) Major Edition. With 12 steel-engraved plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. 418 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Major produced a superb series of editions of the Complete Angler from 1823 to 1844, this being the final one. A handsome work in a handsome contemporary signed binding. Coigney 56

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        Un début dans la vie

      The rare first edition.Contemporary half speckled sheep over marbled paper boards, gilt fillets to spines.Dampstaining to inner margins of both volumes, occasional spotting, a close-cropped copy.Provenance: from the library at the Château du Lac Tegern (Tegernsee), which belonged to Prince Charles-Theodore of Bavaria (1795-1875). Charles-Theodore of Bavaria, the son of the first King of Bavaria, Maximilian I, was "Generalfeldmarschall" and personal councilor to the King of Bavaria (stamp: "S.K.H.D Prinzen Carl V. Bayern Güter Administration Tegernsee"). A rare copy with a princely provenance in a strictly contemporary binding. Dumont Paris 1844 12,5x19,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Memoirs of William Smith, LL.D., author of the Map of the Strata of England and Wales,

      In the original publishers brown embossed cloth, corners bumped. Re-laid spine, gilt titles, frontis, [5], (vi-viii), [1], [1], [1], 2-150 pp, (8) adverts, 5 pls (portraits), 13 illustrations within text, yellow endpapers, ink numbers at spine base, library stamp to fpd & verso of frontis, hinges strenghtened, new rear endpaper, small label to verso frontis. Only 500 copies printed. A portrait of a leading geologist whose work on the understanding of strata was an important contribution to the field. In 1831, the new generation of Fellows of the Geological Society, long aware of the treatment meted out to Smith, awarded him their first Wollaston medal in "recognition of his being a great and original discoverer in English Geology" (Proceedings of the Geological Society, 1, 1831, 271). In 1832 he received a government pension of £100 a year.

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        Illustrated with ten highly-finished portraits, engraved on steel, and numerous engravings on wood, under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath

      David Bogue, London 1844 - Large octavo. 19th century quarter dark blue morocco with matching cloth boards with single gilt rule to edges, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (recto blank, verso full-page hand-coloured engraving of Carlotta Grisi in La Giselle by A.E. Chalon after H. Robinson within decorative border, 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto dedication, verso blank), 1f. (recto contents, verso list of plates), [ix]-xiv, 1f., 160 pp. With bookplate of William L. Scott to front pastedown.Includes 10 full-page hand-coloured engraved plates of famous dancers and singers including Carlotta Grisi, Persiani, Giulietta Grisi, Fanny Elssler, Cerito, Taglioni, Sontag, Falcon, Dorus-Gras and Treillet-Nathan from productions including Giselle, The Barber of Seville, Norma, Le Diable Boiteaux, Ondine or the Naiad, La Sylphide, Don Juan, The Jewess and The Huguenots. With fine hand-coloured wood engravings throughout text and many leaves with elaborate borders printed in colour. Binding slightly worn. A very good copy overall. Derra de Moroda 1272. Niles & Leslie I p. 225.A fine example of decorative Victorian book production and an important contribution to music and dance iconography of the period. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mexkemahuastan. Chief of the Gros-Ventres des Prairies

      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 “vignette” plates from Edward LumleyÂ’s 1844 reproduction of BodmerÂ’s Atlas for Maximilian Wied-NeuwiedÂ’s Travels in the Interior of North America.MaximilianÂ’s monumental work was originally published in German (1839-41); a French translation followed in 1840-43 and an English translation in 1843. By 1844, “the demand for the work overran the supply, and Edward Lumley, a London bookseller, reproduced the plates, without altering the title-page” (Sabin XI, 516), “but the absence of BodmerÂ’s stamp make [them] readily distinguishable (Howes M443a). Nonetheless, “BodmerÂ’s watercolors are perhaps the most accurate works of art ever made of American Indians during the nineteenth century. His attention in detail to beadwork, personal symbols, clothing, accoutrements, and facial expression make these portraits precious documents of a lost world” (Robert Moore). This beautiful hand-colored portrait of Chief Mexkemahuastan is LumleyÂ’s 1844 re-engraving of vignette number XX, first engraved in 1840 and published in BodmerÂ’s original Atlas (1841). Not mentioned in Ruud. See Howes M443a; Wagner-Camp 76; Sabin 47017, note. An attractive contemporary Bodmer reproduction, in fine condition.

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall 186, Strand, 1844. First edition, first issue with signpost with "100£". With Forty engraved plates including the frontispiece and engraved title by Hablôt K. Browne "Phiz". No half-title. [i-vii], viii, [ix], x-xii, [xiii], xiv, [xv-xvi], [1]-624 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Half green near contemporary green morocco and green cloth, marbled edges by Maclehose, Glasgow. Plates a little browned as usual. First edition, first issue with signpost with "100£" With Forty engraved plates including the frontispiece and engraved title by Hablôt K. Browne "Phiz". No half-title. [i-vii], viii, [ix], x-xii, [xiii], xiv, [xv-xvi], [1]-624 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Eckel, pp. 66-70

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        Final report on the geology and mineralogy of the State of New Hampshire; with contributions towards the improvement of agriculture and metallurgy, [&c.]. [First edition].

      State of New Hampshire, Carroll and Baker, State Printers 1844 - Concord, quarto, viii, 376 p., 8 plates (7 tinted, 1 chromolithographed), 2 hand-colored folding plates of geological sections, folding geological map of the State, and 40 figures in the text. A VG+ copy in the original 3/4 tan calf and marbled boards, with a gilt lettered and ruled backstrip. The covers are well preserved and only mildly rubbed at the extremities; backstrip darkened, lettering still very legible. Joints and hinges solid, binding very firm. The text pages and illustrations are near pristine: fresh, clean and bright, with none of the foxing typically seen in this work. The plates show several scenic views in the State, including Lake 'Winnepisseogee', Mount Monadnock, Franconia Notch and Profile Mountain, The 'Flume' and other White Mountain scenes. The geological map unfolds to 18 by 30 inches. The only evidence of previous ownership is two contemporary signatures on the first free endpaper. This is a handsome copy of a very scarce report; only 600 copies were printed. Prime 26. Ward and Carozzi 1649. BMNH 1418. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Angler. Edited by John Major

      London: D. Bogue, Fleet-Street and H. Wix, New Bridge-Street, 1844. The Sixth (titled 4th) Major Edition. With 12 steel-engraved plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. 418 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in full red morocco, both covers with gilt-ruled doubled fillet outer border, inner floral vine boarder and central gilt small house, spine gilt with devices of creel, fish and fly, a.e.g., by Wright. Bookplate of Elsie Skaats Massa. The Sixth (titled 4th) Major Edition. With 12 steel-engraved plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. 418 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Major produced a superb series of editions of the Complete Angler from 1823 to 1844, this being the final one. A handsome work in a handsome contemporary signed binding. Coigney 56

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        L'ARTE DI SCRIVER LETTERE. Dedotta dall'analisi de' classici scrittori latini ed italiani. Edizione seconda novamente ricorretta riveduta ampliata e corredata d'essempii tolti dai migliori moderni in ogni genere di lettere

      Giussepe Aureli, 307 pp., Ancona 1844 - Endpaper soiled. Text in italian. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: A H Baily and Co Cornhill, 1844. xx+531+[1 add] pages with diagrams, illustrations and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6"0 issued in green cloth with decorative embossed covers, respined with new label. (Whyld: 1844:6) First edition.Published in 4 parts, paged continuously. As published, part 4 incorporated a title page for the set, and title-pages for volumes 1 and 2, with slip "To the Binder" inserted containing instructions for binding the parts in either one or two volumes. Includes contents list, index to the games, corrections, additions and (in copies intended for subscribers) a list of subscribers. A new, combined edition of the author's A series of progressive lessons on the game of chess (1831), and,Second series of lessons on the game of chess (1832).Condition:New spine with label, corners bumped, some occasional pencil marks and notations, previous owner's name on front end paper, end papers chipped, lacks binders slip of instructions else a very good copy.

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        The Spoon; with Upwards of One Hundred Illustrations, Primitive, Egyptian, Roman, Mediaeval, And Modern. [At head of title:] Transactions of the Society of Literary & Scientific Chiffonniers; being essays on primitive arts in domestic life . By Hab'k O. Westman

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1844 - First edition. Title vignette, tailpiece, and 8 lithographed plates illustrating over 100 spoons. 1 vols. 8vo. A curious and delightful by one of 19th-century technological visionaries. The inventor and ethnologist Ewbank (1792-1870) emigrated to New York from England in 1819."In 1820 he began the manufacture of metallic tubing in New York, and retired in 1836 to devote himself to literary and scientific pursuits. From 1849 till 1852 he was U. S. commissioner of patents . He was one of the founders of the American ethnological society. He published 'Descriptive and Historical Account of Hydraulic and other Machines, Ancient and Modern' (New York, 1842; 15th ed., with additions, 1863); 'The World a Workshop, or the Physical Relation of Man to the Earth' (1855); 'Life in Brazil,' describing a visit to that country in 1845-6, with an appendix on a collection of American antiquities (1857); 'Thoughts on Matter and Force' (1858); 'Reminiscences in the Patent Office' (1859); and a variety of miscellaneous essays on the philosophy and history of inventions, which appeared chiefly in the 'Transactions of the Franklin Institute.' His 'Experiments on Marine Propulsion, or the Virtue of Form in Propelling Blades,' was reprinted in Europe. In 1860 he published an essay that he had read before the Ethnological society, entitled 'Inorganic Forces Ordained to Supersede Human Slavery.'"(Appleton's Cyclopedia)The attribution to Ewbank is based on the Library of Congress deposit copy, which bears the annotation, "By Thomas Ewbank". The "Society of Literary & Scientific Chiffonniers" is fictitious. Contemporary half green morocco and marbled boards and endpapers. Some scuffing to extremities, mild scattered (mostly marginal) spotting, but overall a solid, attractive copy. Bookplate of B. Pomeroy on front pastedown, and his name stamped in gilt at foot of spine Title vignette, tailpiece, and 8 lithographed plates illustrating over 100 spoons. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine - 2 vols. in 1 book

      George R. Graham, Philadelphia 1844 - Title pages and contents pages (with accurate contents) say that these are volumes 24 and 25; however, the individual issues are numbered as vols. 25 & 26. I can't explain this. A good plus copy in a fine new binding by Milagro of Corrales, of green cloth with beautiful marbled endpapers. Some foxing on plates, very little elsewhere. Contributions to this remarkable magazine include: The Lady's Yes, Pain in Pleasure and Loved Once by Elizabeth B. Barrett (Elizabeth Barrett Browning); Terpsichore by Oliver Wendell Holmes; John Shaw and 2 Sketches of Naval Men: John Barry and John Templer Shubrick by James Fenimore Cooper; New York Fountains and Astor Baths by Catharine M. Sedgwick; Review of Orion, Our Contributors: Robert T. Conrad (unattributed) and the poem Dreamland by Edgar Allan Poe, plus several other unattributed reviews (Poe no longer was editor in this year but still an important contributor); Childhood, Nuremberg, Annie of Tharaw and The Arsenal at Springfield by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Earth's Holocaust by Nathaniel Hawthorne; A Mystical Ballad and New Year's Eve, 1844 by James Russell Lowell; The Waning Moon and The Paradise of Tears by William Cullen Bryant. In the later volume would probably have been the 1st appearance of 'The Raven' if the editors had not foolishly turned it down. (It was published by Nathaniel Parker Willis in his New York Mirror in 1845.) Includes also "Our Contributors nos. 10-16 (Joseph C. Neal, Nathaniel Parker Willis, Robert T. Conrad, James Fenimore Cooper, Joseph R. Chandler, Ann S. Stephens, and Walter Colton), with an engraved portrait of each author, and a number of the famous 'fashion plates', 2 of which are hand-colored. There is also an extraordinary hand-colored plate of a peacock at the end. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Oblong Box in Godey's Magazine

      Philadelphia: Louis A. Godey , 1844 First appearances of Poe's A Tale of the Ragged Mountains, The Oblong Box and Thou Art the Man. Thick quarto half roan over embossed, patterned boards. Spine flat with gilt devices in compartments and gilt lettering. Front joint cracked and plates foxed as usual; contents clean and sound.

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        Martin Chuzzlewit.

      DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With illustrations by Phil. First edition. xiv, errata leaf, 624pp., engraved frontispiece, engraved title page, and 38 engraved plates. A fine clean copy, bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crimson crushed morocco, single gilt ruled border, enclosing a gilt medallion of the author on the upper cover and the author's signature on the lower cover. Gilt panelled spine, all-edges-gilt, marbled end-papers and paste-downs. Private owner's book-plate on the inner board. 8vo. Chapman and Hall. 1844.

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        Geology Familiarly Illustrated

      Mid Victorian pen and ink & water colour panorama: a humorous take on the science of geology. Geology Familiarly Illustrated c. 1840's on wove paper. In 19 sections with 31 numbered and captioned caricatures wittily punning on geological rock types. Bound concertina style in contemporary plain boards. MS title to upper cover. Covers with grubbiness and rubbing. Each panel measures approx 6 1/2" x 5". Overall length approx 122 inches [approx 325 cms]. To the blank verso of final scene is written 'Helen Holbeche Sutton Coldfield'. And a later inscription by her nephew, Richard dated 14th May 1899.' I think that my aunt helen must have drawn these about 1840. I copied them in 1864-45 very indifferently. The Holbeches lived in Sutton Coldfield [West Midlands]. Although Richard attributes the sketches to his aunt this looks to be a ms copy of a panorama published in 1859 under the same title [the author being listed on COPAC as C.M.W; Charlotte Mary Webber, though in fact Catherine, a woman who published only two works in her lifetime] Interestingly it is not an exact copy and some elements are different in the copy from the published version suggesting playful additions on the part of the artist here, for example two Welsh ladies in place of a stout woman. See Abbey Life in England 607]. There appear to be only three holdings of the published version; The Natural History Museum, Bristol University and Imperial College. VG condition, an attractive item illustrating the lively and sometimes rather cruel Struwelpeter-ish Victorian sense of humour.

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        Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, Volume V.

      Liverpool: James and Woodburn, Printers, 1844. Leather bound. 200pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 3/4 calf over marbled boards. Very Good. Light rubbing to extremities. Front joint splitting at head and foot. Title page is loose and laid in. Sporadic foxing to endsheets and pastedown. End sheets and paste downs chipped at foot with subtle losses. This Millennial Star contains the "Trial of Sidney Rigdon" and "Awful Assassination". The trial of Sidney Rigdon pertains to elder Rigdon ordaining his own "Prophets, Priests and Kings". Brigham Young compares Rigdon and his actions to those of James Strang and the Strangites. The supplement, 'Awful Assassination' brought the details of the Smith brothers martyrdom to the British and European Saints. The Millennial Star during this time period was one of the only LDS periodicals, and this supplement is where many of the scattered faithful would have received the news of the Prophet Joseph Smith's murder. Flake/Draper 4782. Crawley 233

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        A Christmas Carol In Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844. Second American edition, later impression (Preface on verso of title page). Text in two columns. Pp. [3-4], [5]-32. Lacking first leaf (ads and blank verso). 1 vols. 8vo. Disbound. Text a bit browned, early owner's ink signature on title page. Very good. Second American edition, later impression (Preface on verso of title page). Text in two columns. Pp. [3-4], [5]-32. Lacking first leaf (ads and blank verso). 1 vols. 8vo. The First New York Christmas Carol. Issued in wrappers, this unauthorized Harper's Christmas Carol was preceded by the Philadelphia edition (Carey & Hart) of the same year. Gimbel A81 (third copy)

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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'.

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        El Fandango. Periodico nacional. Papelito nuevo, alegre como unas castañuelas, puramente español,

      - Ed. Sociedad Literaria. Imp. de D. Wenceslao Ayguals de Izco. Madrid, 1844. 24 cm. 384 p. De 15 de diciembre de 1844 a 15 de noviembre de 1846: 24 números: 384 p. Ilustrado con caricaturas de Urrabieta. Enc. en pasta española de época, conserva la cubierta original. Papel tosatado. Varias marcas a lápiz de anterior poseedor. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théorie des machines de vapeur. 2 tomos

      - Paris, Bachelier, imprimeur-libraire 2º edición 1844. Ouvrage destiné a prouver l inexactitude des methodes en usage pour evaluer les effets ou les proportions des machines à vapeur, et a y substituer une serie de formules analytiques propres a determiner la vitesse d une machine donnée sous une charge connue, sa charge pour une vitesse fixee, sa vaporisation pour des effets voulus, sa force en chevaux, son effet utile pour une consommation connue d eau et de combustible, la charge ou la détente qu il faut lui donner pour lui faire produire son maximum d effet utile, etc, etc. Suivi d un appendice contenant de courtes notions destinées aux personnes peu familiarisées avec les signes algébriques et ayant pour but de leur rendre parfaitement clair et facile l usage des formules. Plena piel editorial con grabados y dorados, rozada. 1er tomo) XII+556 páginas + 23. 2º tomo) Atlas. XXIII láminas con manchas de humedad. Cantos decorados. Ref: 10283 [LS/013449-10283]

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