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        Das Ganze des Treppenbaues, oder ausführliche Anleitung im Zeichnen, Zureißen, Errichten etc. aller Arten hölzener Treppen, nebst einigen Bemerkungen über die steinernen Treppen. Nach dem Französischen ... von J. A. Schultz.

      Mit 20 gefalt. lithograph. Tafeln mit 273 Darstellungen. XX, 232 S. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. Neuer Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, Bd. 140. - Deutsche Bearbeitung von "Construction des escaliers en bois" (Paris, 1844). - Berieben und bestoßen. Tls. stockfleckig bzw. etwas gebräunt. Einige Tafeln an den seitlichen Außenrändern mit kl. Defekten.

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        The Night Toil; or a Familiar Account of the First Missionaries in the South Sea Islands...

      London: G.J. Palmer for J. Hatchard and Son, 1844. Octavo, engraved frontispiece, map and seven text vignettes; full contemporary calf; a fine copy. A particularly fine copy of an updated account of the London Missionary Society's activities in Tahiti, aimed at a juvenile market but full of information not readily available elsewhere. Mrs Mortimer drew initially on the Duff voyage accounts of the late-1790s, but for the later period used unpublished letters and journals and numerous reports printed in Missionary Transactions and the Quarterly Chronicle. Her account was first published in 1838; this second edition has additional material, including a violent attack on the French Catholic missionaries who had returned to the island in 1843. Letters from Queen Pomare to Queen Victoria about the "invasion" are quoted from and there are recent voyagers' accounts of the island, including Fitzroy's visit on the Beagle.Provenance: presentation inscription from Anna Everett to Lucy Edgar, Clapham, 20 December 1849.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec les suppléments augmentées de la classiffication de G. Cuvier. Oeuvres du Compte de Lacépède comprenant l'Histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes ovipares, des serpents, des poissons et des cétacés. 12 volumes complet

      1844. Paris, Chez Abel Ledoux 1844 - 1845. 12 volumes in-8 reliés demi-chagrin chocolat. Dos à faux-nerfs dorés, fleurons, titres et tomaisons dorés. Les 9 premiers volumes pour Buffon : Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec les suppléments augmentées de la classification de G Cuvier accompagnées de belles gravures sur acier, représentant plus de 800 animaux, et d'un beau portrait de Buffon (fontrispice du tome 1). 3 volumes pour : Oeuvres du Comte de Lacépède comprenant l'Histoire Naturelle des quadrupèdes ovipares, des serpents, des poissons et des cétacés accompagnéees de belles gravures sur aciers représentant au moins 500 animaux. Textes sur 2 colonnes, très légères rousseurs. Enfin, le dernier volumes étant le volumes des planches. 55/56 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les oiseaux (la planche 11 est manquante) - 64 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les poissons - 25 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les mamifères - 21 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les serpents - 11 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les sauriens (la planche 7 est manquante) - 6 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les tortues (la planches 6 est manquante) - 6 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les batraciens. Soit un total de 188 planches couleurs, totues montées sur onglets.

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        Poems. FIRST EDITION.

      Edward Moxon. 1844 Excellently rebound in half straight-grained morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt, maroon label. a.e.g. v.g.Patmore's first published book. Pencil marginal lines & underlining in 'Lilian - The Tale'.

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        An Alphabet of Quadrupeds, partly selected from the Works of Old Masters, and partly drawn from Nature.

      London: Joseph Cundall, 1844. Small square octavo, frontispiece and 24 sepia plates, all edges gilt; in the original blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt, First edition, uncommon. An attractive illustrated alphabet, with a charming image of a Kangaroo. Among the other plates are etchings after Rembrandt and Albrecht Durer.Handsome chapter initials decorate the accompanying text which is enchantingly written. 'Fox. Look at this cunning, cruel fellow, making ready to spring among the chickens... But he will be punished tomorrow I think, for I heard uncle Tom order his red coat to be ready for hunting...' The Kangaroo entry remains the highlight, 'The Kangaroo is brought from New Holland: we have some in England in the Zoological Gardens. Their Nature is not at all savage.'Henry Cole, who published this and other children's books under the pseudonym F.S. (Felix Summerly), was a notable figure of nineteenth-century England. A distinguished civil servant and associate of John Stuart Mill, he was eventually knighted and is credited with producing the first commercial Christmas card. The Home Treasury series, to which the Alphabet belongs, was edited by Cole and aimed to improve upon the standard of children's books. A little sunned especially to spine, a very good copy.

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        THE ROYAL ALPHABET. [Uncle Buncle Series.]

      8 leaves, all printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers, each leaf bearing hand-coloured engravings, 7 of which, illustrated the letters of the alphabet, with royalty as their theme. Origina yellow wrappers, the upper pictorial, the lower, bearing ad's for the Uncle Buncle series of toybooks, and Dame Wonders New and Curious Transformations. 19.8 x 6.2 cm. Disbound from a collection, with evidence of that to the spine; some light creasing; else a delightful alphabet. Illustrations include, the young Queen, Prince Albert, the Prince of Wales as a baby, and other eminent guests attending a banquet. Very scarce.

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        The Botanic Garden parts XVI-XIX.

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1841-1844. The collection comprises 46 separately issued parts in original wrappers, numbered 194-240, being complete parts XVI-XIX for the years 1841-1844; lacking one issue for October 1842, otherwise a continuous series each with a handcoloured plate illustrating four species followed by letterpress; beautifully preserved large paper issue preserved in a custom built folding case. Benjamin Maund (1790-1864) botanist and horticulturist, started out as apprentice to a printer and bookseller in Ludlow named Thomas Griffiths. In 1815 he bought his own business and moved to the High Street, where he prospered, combining his work as a printer and publisher with his passion for plants; at the rear of the business he had a large garden and was able to experiment with seeds and plants obtained from around the world. Clearly somewhat of a social pollinator himself, Maund worked in closely with master horticulturalists at the Birmingham Horticultural Society and similar associations. The publication of the Botanic Garden spanned the years 1825-1851.Each issue of the Botanic Garden contains three parts. The first is the Botanic Garden as such: a plate illustrating four species followed by letterpress descriptions of each. The second part is The Floral Register, another independent work issued serially and separately paginated. The third is titled The Auctarium of the Botanical Garden; containing miscellaneous information connected with the cultivation of a garden, and natural history.It was intended that each of these three parts would be assembled and separately bound when completed, evidenced by the inclusion of free-standing title-pages and index leaves for each part. This fact makes the survival of an almost complete run in original wrappers, such as this fine example, highly unlikely. The rear cover of each of the wrappers is a gardener's calendar, listing seasonal tasks and maintenance chores, and would have been discarded when the constituent parts were bound up. Not content with his already ambitious project, Maund added a fourth part to the publication commencing January 1843, being Professor Henslow's Dictionary of English and Latin Terms used in Botanical Descriptions. As the front wrapper indicates this was available as a large paper issue (1s. 6p.) and regular for a single shilling apiece. This collection here offered is an excellent example of the large paper issue.Maund was overwhelmingly successful in sharing his horticultural enthusiasm with a wide public, and enjoyed the support of none less than Queen Victoria. The plants included are primarily exotics from across Europe and beyond, including Nepal, Mexico, Siberia, Virginia, China, the Falkland Islands, and so forth. One Australian acacia, illustrated with a two page description, is included. The engraving and handcolouring of the plates is unusually good, with fine tone and colour gradation, and Maund's own daughters were actively involved in the process. Not all sets are coloured, as a loosely inserted advertisement announces that an uncoloured 'Gardener's edition' will commence from 1843. Of additional interest is a catalogue of some six pages bound into one of the issues, advertising plants available from the Handsworth nursery near Birmingham, J. Pope and Sons proprietors. Two of the rear covers are missing, and a few wrappers a little chipped; nonetheless a very fine set.

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        A Minute and Correct Account of the Trial of Lucian Hall, Bethuel...

      1844. "Beaten and Stabbed to Death in Her Home in Middletown, Connecticut" [Trial]. Hall, Lucien, Primary Defendant. Roberts, Bethuel, Defendant Bell, William H., Defendant. A Minute and Correct Account of the Trial of Lucian Hall, Bethuel Roberts and William H. Bell, For Murder at the Middlesex Superior Court, Connecticut, February Term, 1844: With the Indictment, Names of the Grand and Petit Jurors, The Testimony in Full, The Charge of the Court to the Petit Jury, Address of Counsel, And the Sentence Upon the Prisoner, With the Judge's Address to Him: Accompanied with Plates and Cuts Representing the House in Which the Murder was Committed: The Country and Localities Between That and the Residence of Hall: Showing His Route with His Confession Signed by Himself and a Facsimile of His Signature to the Same and a Representation of his Wounded and Bloody Right Hand: And Other Interesting Matters Relating to the Murder and Trial. Middletown, CT: Charles H. Pelton, Printer, 1844. [ii], [3]-40 pp. Woodcut folding map. Woodcut text illustrations. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Light soiling to wrappers, considerable chipping to edges, upper half of rear wrapper lacking, light toning to text. Ex-library. Small inkstamp to title page, small embossed stamp to final leaf. $650. * Only edition. "Mrs. Lavinia Bacon was beaten and stabbed to death in her home in Middletown, Connecticut, one Sunday while the remainder of her family was at church. Hall, Bell, and Roberts were suspected; Hall from his previous record and suspicious actions, Bell and Roberts from the same plus damaging admissions. They were indicted and tried together, although there was no evidence that Hall had any connection with the others. Near the end of the trial Hall confessed and exonerated Bell and Roberts, who were completely innocent." (McDade). OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Jenkins, Library of Congress, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, Yale). McDade, The Annals of Murder 430.

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        Moeurs, Usages et Costumes de tous les peuples du monde, d'après des documents authentiques et les voyages les plus récents...

      Brussels: Librairie Historique, 1844. Four volumes, large octavo, with a total of 204 finely handcoloured costume plates; contemporary half crimson roan, flat spines ornately gilt. Scarce and beautiful work on the costumes of the world, finely illustrated with a wonderful series of highly coloured full-page plates. The fourth volume covers Oceania and includes the Aborigines of Jervis Bay and Kangaroo Island, and the exotic peoples of Pitcairn Island, New Guinea, Timor, Java, New Zealand and Hawaii. There are also images familiar to us from published voyage accounts such as the Tahitian dancer after John Webber from the account of Cook's third voyage, and portrait profiles of Maoris based on Sydney Parkinson's images published in the official account of the first voyage.As usual, the plates in the publication do not exactly correspond with the lists published within the work. The table of contents describes 185 plates (actually 188, but an erratum shows that only 185 were issued) and subscribers could also order a series of twelve special supplementary plates - as here - making a total of 197 plates. This copy however has 204 plates. A full collation is available on request.

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With Illustrations by Phiz.

      London: Chapman and Hall 1844. First Edition. Octavo, pp. (xv)624. Illustrated throughout with 38 original plates by Phiz, plus frontispiece, plus engraved title-page. Eleganty bound by Bayntun of Bath in half dark blue crushed morocco gilt. Text is clean, plates with some very light toning; near fine. The reward notice on the signpost of the vignette title is incorrectly printed as 100£ which is often referred to as the first issue, though Hatton and Cleaver suggest that there is no priority and that both plates were used in the serial parts preceding the first edition in book form. A most attractive copy. Charles Dickens' 'Martin Chuzzlewit' is considered the last of his picaresque novels, and was written and serialized in 1843-1844; initial sales of the monthly parts were disappointing, compared to the authors' previous works, so Dickens changed the plot to send the title character to America. This allowed the him to portray America, which he had recently visited, as a near wilderness, whose pockets of civilization were filled with deceptive and self-promoting hucksters. The main theme of the novel is selfishness, which is portrayed in a satirical fashion using all the members of the Chuzzlewit family. The novel is also notable for one of Dickens' great villains, Seth Pecksniff, whose rise and fall follows the arc of the novel's plot. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Oeuvre de Jean Goujon gravé au trait d'après ses statues et ses bas reliefs par Mr. Reveil

      Audot. First Edition of this first major study of the sculptor Jean Goujon (ca. 1515-ca. 1568), which plays a central role in the French school of sculpture. Binding to bradel green half carton bottle, flat spine decorated with gilt, part of title marine shagreen, rubbed caps, flat marbled paper. Illustrated book of 85 etchings hors-texte, 3 double-page, accompanied by an explanatory text on each of the monuments he embellished his sculptures. Ultimately, an essay on the life and works of Jean Goujon. Few scattered spots affecting text and engravings. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Audot Paris 1844 18x27cm relié

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        Commemorative Medallion for Admiral Dumont-D'Urville.

      France: Oudine, 1844. Bronze medal, 69 mm., extremely fine. A particularly attractive copy of this medal struck to commemorate the tragic death of Dumont D'Urville. As the lengthy caption on the medal explains, having survived two circumnavigations of the globe, the great explorer was killed in a railway accident between Bellevue and Meudon on 8 May 1842.The imposing memorial represented on this medal is in the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris.

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        The New South Wales Government Gazette... Vol. 16...

      Sydney: W.J. Row, 1st July - 31 December, 1844. Thick folio; in contemporary half calf with gilt-lettered labels. A fine collection of the New South Wales Government Gazette for July to December 1844, in an original binding by William Moffitt, a free convict and Sydney's first bookbinder of note. Examples of Moffitt's work are scarce. Although worn, this handsome yet utilitarian binding of half calf with marbled paper boards retains some of the gilt tooling of the spine and the original lettered labels.William Moffitt was the first skilled Sydney bookbinder, rising from humble beginnings as an assigned convict. In July 1827 Moffitt arrived in New South Wales aboard the Guildford and set up his own shop in 1830. Clearly an entrepreneurial and capable man, Moffitt amassed considerable wealth from land speculation during this turbulent time in the colony's history. He took on several apprentices who later became successful bookbinders in their own right, notably Charles Harwood and George Springate.Unlike the rapid advent of decorated and lettered cloth case binding in Britain, Australia remained relatively immune to large scale industrialization of book production, with a reliance on older hand-production binding techniques through most of the nineteenth-century. It was not until the 1880s that the larger publishers introduced mechanized case binding. William Moffitt was one such example of a binder reliant upon traditional methods who diversified into the hand binding of stationery items such as logbooks and ledgers. Eventually this aspect of the business eclipsed the binding of printed books, and Moffitt's business was eventually amalgamated into the highly successful stationers and booksellers W. C. Penfold. Early Australian bookbinders often had a reasonable education but written memoirs are scant and binders labels (such as the finely engraved example seen on the endpaper of this volume) provide valuable evidence of their activities and workmanship. Worn; a few gatherings foxed else fine.

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        Commerce of the Prairies

      1st Edition New York: Henry G. Langley, 1844. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with only New York in imprint), complete with large folding map. One of the most valuable and comprehensive sources for understanding pioneer life in the Great Plains and Southwest. The large folding map is the first to display the Staked Plains of Texas. Hailed as a cartographic landmark, it includes the locations of forts, military roads, and trading posts. It also identifies the Oregon Trail and Native American settlements, and traces the routes of the earlier explorers Boone, Long, Pike, and Cooke. Convinced that a journey west was necessary to restore his health, Josiah Gregg, in 1831 set out from Missouri on the first of what was to become eight journeys across the prairies. An acute observer, Gregg took careful notes of the geography and geology of the Southwest, and the attitudes and culture of the people (including particularly valuable insights into the Indians of Texas and New Mexico). Over a decade later, "Gregg began compiling his travel notes into a readable manuscript and in the summer of 1843 went to New York to secure a publisher. His Commerce of the Prairies, which came out in two volumes in 1844, was an immediate success. It went through two new editions in 1845, later a fourth and fifth edition, and in 1857 appeared in a sixth edition under a different title. The book, which also had a large sale in England and was translated into French and German, remains the cornerstone for all studies of the Santa Fe Trail" (H. Allen Anderson, Handbook of Texas Online).New York: Henry G. Langley, 1844. Octavo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth. Two volumes. A clean, bright, un-restored copy in the original cloth: text clean with only light foxing. Scarce and fragile map fine save for one closed tear at the far right hand side, starting at the main horizontal crease and continuing for 2" diagonally upward and to the left; some loss to head and tail of spine of volume I, bindings unusually clean and bright. Very Good.

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        L'Inde anglaise en 1843

      Sté belge de librairieHauman& Cie. Belgian First edition, published at the same time as that of Paris to United Printers Lounge.Binding half sheepskin green vintage Christmas tree. Smooth spine tooled with fillets. Friction copings. Good copy, completely free of foxing.The author, a French of Irish origin spent nine years in the British possessions in the service of the East India Company. he Compulse many paper to draw a portrait of the real India. Sté belge de librairieHauman& Cie Bruxelles 1844 in-16 (10x15,8cm) 3 volumes reliés

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        Das Pinzgau. Komplett mit 14 Orig. Lithographien.

      Pesth, Hartleben, 1844. EA! 162 S. Gr.Okt. Ppbd.d.Zt. mit Titelschildchen. Mit 14 getönten Lithographien von Kaiser nach Augustin. Neb/Wag.60. Folgende Ansichten sind enthalten: Badgastein, Bad Hofgastein,Weitmoser Schloss, Böckstein, Ankogel, Bärenfall, Ferleiten, Gletscher auf der Judenalm, Fischhorn, Kaprun, Krimmler Wasserfall, Zell am See, Lichtenberg bei Saalfelden, Mooswacht auf dem Hirschbühel. Komplettes Expl. dieses Ansichtenwerkes. Der Einband an Kanten und Ecken beschädigt. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Salzburg Gastein Topographie Reiseführer Orig.Graphik Pinzgau Pongau Augustin Lithographie Gastein

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        La Normandie

      Ernest Bourdin. Edition illustrated 150 in text labels engraved on wood and inset 24 (including 2 cards) engraved on steel by Morel-Fatio, Tellier, Gigoux, Daubigny, Debon, H. Bellangé and Alfred Johannot. It also contains 8 additional colored engravings, 2 of 6 coats of arms and costumes, which are not found in the first edition of 1843. The special covers have been preserved in chromolithography.Binding in full black sheepskin contemporary. Back with nerves decorated with decorated boxes and nets. boards decorated with a series of frames. Very broad and rich interior frieze. White Paper moiré care. Gilt edges. Fairly rare spots in the margins on a white paper remained, despite a brown notebook. The paper of this book is mostly brown and scorched, we appreciate all the more the right freshness of all this copy. Rubbing a few nerves, and flat caps.Ex-dono: Remembrance Mr. library Count of Roucy, offered Monsieur Lanian. Count of Roucy. Paris June 27, 1868. Ernest Bourdin 1844 Fort in-8 (16,5x26,5cm) 652pp. relié

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        Notre-Dame de Paris

      Illustrated edition first printing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Perrotin Paris 1844 Fort in-8 (17x25,3cm) relié

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        Un début dans la vie

      Dumont. Edition originale rare.bindings à petits coins en demi basane mouchetée, spine lisses ornés de filets dorés, plats de papier raciné, bindings de l'époque.Mouillures en marges intérieure des deux volumes, quelques rares rousseurs, exemplaire court de marge.Provenance: de la bibliothèque du château du Lac Tegern (Tegernsee), propriété du Prince Charles-Théodore de Bavière (1795-1875). Charles-Théodore de Bavière, fils du premier roi de Bavière Maximilien Ier, était  "Generalfeldmarschall" et conseiller privé du roi de Bavière (Tampon "S.K.H.D Prinzen Carl V. Bayern Güter Administration Tegernsee"). Rare exemplaire, de provenance princière, en bindings strictement du temps. Dumont Paris 1844 12,5x19,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        A Christmas Carol in Prose

      

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        History of Oregon Territory, it being a Demonstration of the Title of these United States of North America to the same. Accompanied by a Map.

      New York. J. Winchester, New World Press. 1844. First Edition. Black and white single page map, 80pp, 9 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, original tan colored wrappers. Light wear, soiling and creasing to wrappers with little paper loss to spine and lower back cover corner; upper front corner has been re-attached with tape, with some discolorartion. Intermittent light foxing / stain at upper right margin of sheets; lower edge uncut with sheets of uneven length (as issued); some sheets unopened. A scarce copy in the original wrappers in overall good to very good condition. Bookplates of two previous owners (Medford Historical Society underneath the bookplate of Frederick E. Ellis) tipped onto inside front wrapper. This is the first edition, in original wrappers, of this significant work defending the title of the United States to Oregon "the whole of it, and nothing less!" In the Preface, Farnham states "the following pages are devoted to an examination of the American Title to the Oregon Territory...The conclusions at which I have arrived are these: That we own Oregon by purchase from Spain, the sole discoverer and first occupant of this Coast; by purchase from France, to whom England, by the Treaty of Versailles, relinquished her claim to it; and by our own discovery and prior occupancy of Columbia River." From the library of Frederick E. Ellis, a tireless conservationist who was known as "the Father of Shaw Island" in the San Juans. Howes F48; Wheat Transmississippi 480.

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        \"Neuer Mährischer Kalender auf das Jahr ... 1845\". Jahreskalender in einer Altararchitektur, oben Allianzwappen des Bischofs von Olmütz, Maximilian Joseph von Somerau-Beeckh, darunter Hüftbild des hl. Wenzel als Patron von Olmütz. Der Kalender flankiert von zwei Engeln und zwei allegorischen Figuren mit Fürsten- bzw. Bischofsinsignien, unten Gesamtansicht von Olmütz. Seitlich eingefaßt von 24 Wappenmedaillons.

       Radierung von A. Petrak nach Doyaschofsky und Geiger, (1844), 83 x 59 cm. Alois Petrak (geb. 1811) begann seine künstlerische Tätigkeit nach Thieme-Becker und Andresen erst 1846. Es dürfte sich daher bei diesem Blatt um Petraks früheste Radierung handeln. - Sommerau-Beckh war von 1837 bis 1853 Erzbischof von Olmütz. Unten Hinweis auf Franz Kardinal Dietrichstein. - Oben und unten alt geschlossene Randeinrisse, im Rand rechts Altersschäden. - Prächtiger Kalender. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Kalender, Tschechoslowakei (ehem.)

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        Chinese Street in Macao.

      Macau: probably mid-1844. Watercolour, 370 x 274 mm; ink caption at centre below; original cropping marks and marginal annotations relating to subsequent publication; now in acid-free mount to original framing dimensions. An important original watercolour of Macau. This once formed part of a series of watercolours of the European enclaves on the South China coast in the mid-1840s. The series was described in full in the Hordern House catalogue Edward Ashworth, Artist & Architect (available online at www.hordern.com). The suite of views of Hong Kong from that series was acquired by the Hong Kong Museum of Art.Chinese Street in MacaoThis recently-discovered drawing appears very familiar, for the reason that it was one of the images to have been turned into a lithograph (Plate 5) for Ashworth's essay 'Chinese Architecture', first published in 1851 by the Architectural Publication Society. This explains the cropping marks and side instructions to the engraver and printer around its margins.The watercolour depicts a street of Chinese shops. Concerning the published version Ashworth writes rather brusquely in his essay of: 'A street in Macao, the Chinese part of the town. These shops are quite second rate. The foolish custom of constructing segment roofs to verandahs is here displayed to disadvantage'. Presumably he is referring to the roofs to the left, drainage - if left unprotected by an additional roof - being an obvious problem with their inward returns. If we are to believe the written evidence, it seems that Ashworth drew this scene more as a visual, moral lesson in bad design rather than for any painterly or romantic compulsion, though some ethnographic fascination with such an intimate Chinese setting must certainly have played a part.On this original drawing, at the lower right, Ashworth has scribbled in pencil: 'The effect of this is to be copie[d] with the colour of the other draw[ing]'. This could be a note to his lithographers Messrs. Day and Son, a reference to another street scene by Ashworth that would become Plate 4: 'Street Scene, Canton, near the Foreign Factories', since both exhibit an identical viewing angle and perspective. In addition, the eaves of the buildings along the Canton street display similar 'segment roofs' of the pattern Ashworth so despised in Macau.Edward AshworthEdward Ashworth was born near Exeter, Devon in 1814, and trained as an articled apprentice to Robert Cornish, architect to Exeter Cathedral. He then moved to London to work under another Exeter-born man, Charles Fowler, architect to the Duke of Bedford and a founder-member of the Institute of British Architects. Unhappy with the quality of his commissions, Ashworth decided to immigrate to New Zealand. Aged 28, he left England in May 1842 aboard the ship Tuscan, bound for Auckland. The trip included a brief stay in Melbourne, landing at Port Phillip in September 1842. Ashworth continued on to Auckland, arriving a month later in October. After failing to find work as an architect he accepted a position as tutor to the children of the first New Zealand Governor, William Hobson, recently deceased. Other tutoring posts soon came his way. During his two-year stay, Ashworth made numerous watercolours of Auckland and its street life including an expedition into the Waikato, now treasured views of the very first stages of colonial occupation. This was to become a habit, drawing and painting the landscapes and streetscapes of each place he visited. In 1843 he gave a lecture to the local Mechanics Institute on Greek architecture in which his drawings were widely admired for their 'exquisite' quality. By early 1844 he had decided to make his way back to England via a slow sojourn in China - presumably he had heard of the sudden flurry of building construction then underway in Hong Kong. Ashworth left Auckland in February 1844 arriving for the second time in Australia that same month, this time in Sydney, New South Wales. He spent three months in that city, again painting and drawing, before heading across to Hong Kong aboard the American ship Navigator by way of Batavia (Jakarta) and Macau. The timing was impeccable. The first 'official' land auction of Hong Kong under Crown sovereignty had taken place just a few months earlier, in January 1844, and a building boom ensued. Now, finally, he could find actual architectural commissions and build.Ashworth returned to England in 1846 and set up practice in Exeter. His first job in the county was as clerk of works for Up Ottery Manor, a new, suitably expansive neo-Tudor pile, which he completed for the 2nd Viscount Sidmouth in 1847. Here, in bucolic Devon, he remained until his death in 1896, devoting much of his work to the restoration of parish churches.Ashworth's newly-discovered watercolours of Macau add significantly to the corpus of material explored by previous European painters such as the Daniells, William Alexander, Auguste Borget and George Chinnery, although with a greater urbanity and intimacy to the settings, partly as a result of his close interest in detail, particularly architectural.ProvenanceEdward Ashworth's family, by descent, in a group of drawings.AcknowledgementsWe are grateful to Chris Cowell who prepared a skilful analysis of the Ashworth drawings; for information summarised here we also thank Marian Minson and the staff of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand; Cesar Guillen Nuñez, Historian of Art at the Macau Ricci Institute, Macau; Dr. Stuart Braga, Sydney; Sarah Cunich, Hong Kong; the staff of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, and the National Library of Australia, Canberra.Bibliography: AshworthAshworth, E. 'Chinese Architecture.' In Detached Essays and Illustrations Issued During the Years 1850- 51. London: Architectural Publication Society, 21 February 1853. (Essay first published in 1851); Cates, Arthur. 'The Dictionary of Architecture. A Retrospect. 1848-1892.' In Dictionary of Architecture, edited by Wyatt Papworth, 1-3. London: Architectural Publication Society, 1892; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscript Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Edward Ashworth - Records (1842-1844), Microfilm of journal, notebooks and sketchbooks of travels in Australia, New Zealand and China 1842-44 [1 reel, FM 4/3403]; National Library of Australia, Papers [M602] microform: Ashworth, Edward, 1814-1896; Platts, Una. Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook. Christchurch: Avon Fine Prints, 1980; National Library of New Zealand, Ref: MSGroup-1954, Edward Ashworth Journals (1841-45) & Ref: E-042, Edward Ashworth Sketchbook (1844).Bibliography: MacauCremer, R.D., ed. Macau: City of Commerce and Culture. Hong Kong: UEA Press, 1987; Guillén-Nuñez, César. Macao Streets. Hong Kong; New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; Orange, James. The Chater Collection: Pictures Relating to China, Hong Kong, Macao, 1655-1860. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1924; Porter, Jonathan. Macau, the Imaginary City: Culture and Society, 1557 to the Present. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1996; Shipp, Steve. Macau, China: A Political History of the Portuguese Colony's Transition to Chinese Rule. Jefferson, N. Carolina; London: McFarland & Co. Inc., 1997.

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         CORRESPONDENCE OF CHRISTIAN KARL LUDWIG RandUumlMKERandnbsp 1788 1862 andamp JOHN LEE 1783 1866 andnbsp WITH SOME CORRESPONDENCE 1844 62 LETTERS FROM GEORGE WILHELM FRIEDRICH RandUumlMKER 1832 1900

      

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        To ti kong Small Temple nr. Macao

      Macau: probably mid-1844. Watercolour, 215 x 290 mm; ink caption at lower right; in mount. An important original watercolour by the English artist and architect Edward Ashworth who travelled through Macau and Hong Kong in the 1840s. The T'ou T'ei Temple in Patane, Macau, situated near the Luís de Camões Garden, is among the oldest and most famous of such temples. "To ti kong Small Temple nr. Macao"T'ou T'ei (Tu Di Gong / To ti kong), the 'God of Earth', held sway over all the land. There are many temples dedicated to T'ou T'ei in Macau, a god commonly worshipped for centuries on the peninsula and neighbouring islands. Among the oldest and most famous is the T'ou T'ei Temple in Patane (Pou Tai Un), of which Guillén-Nuñez has identified this Ashworth watercolour to be a rare, early view. The Patane shrine, always significant, may take on more importance given the recent proposal by Macao officials to declare the earth god Tou Tei a UNESCO World Heritage. Sitting at the junction between the Rua da Palmeira and the Rua do Patane, the temple rises up on a granite footing by the base of the Luís de Camões Garden. Wooded and hilly, this adjacent garden was formerly part of the residence of the China director of the English East India Company, and therefore known as Casa Garden. The British vacated the house and grounds in 1835, presumably due to the loss of the tea monopoly during the course of their renewal of charter in 1833. The new owner, a Portuguese, had a grotto built in the grounds in which he placed the bust of Portugal's national poet Luís de Camões, since Macau tradition argues that the poet wrote part of his epic poem The Lusiads in the vicinity of the present garden sometime in 1557. Because of the area's legacy Ashworth, along with other Europeans, would have had privileged access to the garden, a popular destination for this relatively small community.The angle of this intimate painting is an interesting one for Ashworth. Taken from an unusual viewpoint, this is his most adventurous attempt at a picturesque composition, of a playful interplay between foreground and background to be found within the catalogue. There is no dominant, central vanishing point, rather an askew view with the temple's entrance partially concealed and again further concealed by overhanging foliage. Ashworth painstakingly reproduced the various woven decoration ornamenting the transverse beams. While overall, the rectilinear structure of the temple is amplified and offset by the streaming and fanning fronds of bamboo which appear to press and squeeze against it upon either side. The only glimpse we have of the expansive garden landscape beyond appears within the frame of one of the large roundels or 'moon gates' of the temple's projecting walls.Edward AshworthEdward Ashworth was born near Exeter, Devon in 1814, and trained as an articled apprentice to Robert Cornish, architect to Exeter Cathedral. He then moved to London to work under another Exeter-born man, Charles Fowler, architect to the Duke of Bedford and a founder-member of the Institute of British Architects. Unhappy with the quality of his commissions, Ashworth decided to immigrate to New Zealand. Aged 28, he left England in May 1842 aboard the ship Tuscan, bound for Auckland. The trip included a brief stay in Melbourne, landing at Port Phillip in September 1842. Ashworth continued on to Auckland, arriving a month later in October. After failing to find work as an architect he accepted a position as tutor to the children of the first New Zealand Governor, William Hobson, recently deceased. Other tutoring posts soon came his way. During his two-year stay, Ashworth made numerous watercolours of Auckland and its street life including an expedition into the Waikato, now treasured views of the very first stages of colonial occupation. This was to become a habit, drawing and painting the landscapes and streetscapes of each place he visited. In 1843 he gave a lecture to the local Mechanics Institute on Greek architecture in which his drawings were widely admired for their 'exquisite' quality. By early 1844 he had decided to make his way back to England via a slow sojourn in China - presumably he had heard of the sudden flurry of building construction then underway in Hong Kong. Ashworth left Auckland in February 1844 arriving for the second time in Australia that same month, this time in Sydney, New South Wales. He spent three months in that city, again painting and drawing, before heading across to Hong Kong aboard the American ship Navigator by way of Batavia (Jakarta) and Macau. The timing was impeccable. The first 'official' land auction of Hong Kong under Crown sovereignty had taken place just a few months earlier, in January 1844, and a building boom ensued. Now, finally, he could find actual architectural commissions and build.Ashworth returned to England in 1846 and set up practice in Exeter. His first job in the county was as clerk of works for Up Ottery Manor, a new, suitably expansive neo-Tudor pile, which he completed for the 2nd Viscount Sidmouth in 1847. Here, in bucolic Devon, he remained until his death in 1896, devoting much of his work to the restoration of parish churches.Ashworth's newly-discovered watercolours of Macau add significantly to the corpus of material explored by previous European painters such as the Daniells, William Alexander, Auguste Borget and George Chinnery, although with a greater urbanity and intimacy to the settings, partly as a result of his close interest in detail, particularly architectural.ProvenanceEdward Ashworth's family, by descent, in a group of drawings.AcknowledgementsWe are grateful to Chris Cowell who prepared a skilful analysis of the Ashworth drawings; for information summarised here we also thank Marian Minson and the staff of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand; Cesar Guillen Nuñez, Historian of Art at the Macau Ricci Institute, Macau; Dr. Stuart Braga, Sydney; Sarah Cunich, Hong Kong; the staff of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, and the National Library of Australia, Canberra.Bibliography: AshworthAshworth, E. 'Chinese Architecture.' In Detached Essays and Illustrations Issued During the Years 1850- 51. London: Architectural Publication Society, 21 February 1853. (Essay first published in 1851); Cates, Arthur. 'The Dictionary of Architecture. A Retrospect. 1848-1892.' In Dictionary of Architecture, edited by Wyatt Papworth, 1-3. London: Architectural Publication Society, 1892; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscript Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Edward Ashworth - Records (1842-1844), Microfilm of journal, notebooks and sketchbooks of travels in Australia, New Zealand and China 1842-44 [1 reel, FM 4/3403]; National Library of Australia, Papers [M602] microform: Ashworth, Edward, 1814-1896; Platts, Una. Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook. Christchurch: Avon Fine Prints, 1980; National Library of New Zealand, Ref: MSGroup-1954, Edward Ashworth Journals (1841-45) & Ref: E-042, Edward Ashworth Sketchbook (1844).Bibliography: MacauCremer, R.D., ed. Macau: City of Commerce and Culture. Hong Kong: UEA Press, 1987; Guillén-Nuñez, César. Macao Streets. Hong Kong; New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; Orange, James. The Chater Collection: Pictures Relating to China, Hong Kong, Macao, 1655-1860. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1924; Porter, Jonathan. Macau, the Imaginary City: Culture and Society, 1557 to the Present. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1996; Shipp, Steve. Macau, China: A Political History of the Portuguese Colony's Transition to Chinese Rule. Jefferson, N. Carolina; London: McFarland & Co. Inc., 1997. Some darkening of paper around edges where previously framed, now in acid-free mount to original framing dimensions.

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        Medallion commemorating the Missionary Ship "John Williams".

      London: J. Davis, 1844. White metal medal, 41 mm., pierced at top with suspension loop. John Williams was a missionary working in the Pacific from 1817 until his death in 1839, killed by islanders in the New Hebrides. The London Missionary Society sent out a new ship to continue his work. She was purchased from a fund raised by the juvenile friends of the society and at her dedication it was announced that she be entirely devoted to the service of Christ among the heathen. The London Missionary Society would launch a series of seven vessels named after Williams and the three masted barque commemorated on this medal was the first of these and launched at Harwich in 1844. A well preserved example.

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        BIRDS OF AMERICA [ Complete Set ]

      Norwalk: Easton Press. First Edition Thus; Collector's Edition. Hardcover. Book condition is Near Fine, bound in full, genuine leather with gilt accents, 22kt gold page edges and a hubbed spine. Smyth sewn, interior vaunts moire end papers, acid-neutral paper (won't yellow or become brittle over time) and silk ribbon page marker. Text is clean and unmarked, still in factory shrink-wrap. This exclusive Deluxe Limited Edition reproduces the complete "Birds of America," the legendary masterpiece in the 1844 octavo edition ? all the descriptions, all 500 full-color plates. One of the finest ornithological works ever created. This magnificent printing is limited to 2,000 hand-numbered copies. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall .

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        Kart over Christiania med en kvadratmiil af omegnen, sammendraget efter de nyeste og paalideligste Materialier. Den Geographiske Opmaalings Direkteur Hr. Professor Ridder M.M. Hansteen med Höiagtelse af Vibe og Irgens.

      Christiania 1844. Litografert. 61 x 57,5. Oppklebet på lettet. Grensekolorert. I original kassett. Stempel på kartet verso F. Thaulows bibliothek. Svakt brunplettet. Navn på kassett; N. Wergeland.

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        De praeparatione ad mortem. - Libellus cum primis pius.] Gut-Tod-Büchlein oder Anweisung wie man sich zum Tode vorzubereiten habe. Von Einem der größten Gottesgelehrten vor 300 Jahren verfaßt und nun auch als Gebetbüchlein brauchbar. Neu herausgegeben von Joseph Ackermann, Pfarrer in Emmen.

      Luzern: Xaver Meyer, 1844 - VI, 140 S. Äußerst seltene, von Joseph Ackermann herausgegebene und bearbeitete, deutsche Übertragung des Werkes "De praeparatione ad mortem" von Erasmus von Rotterdam. Altersgemäß SEHR GUTER Zustand! Halbleinenband des 19. Jh., berieben und leicht bestoßen. Innen sehr gepflegt. Bindung fest, Erhaltungszustand des Papiers sehr gut. Seiten am Rand leicht gebräunt, Text sauber. atx Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 530 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        STORIA POPOLARE, ANEDDOTICA E PITTORESCA DI NAPOLEONE DELLA GRANDE ARMATA

      EMILIO MARCO DI  ST HILAIRE STORIA POPOLARE, ANEDDOTICA E PITTORESCA DI NAPOLEONE DELLA GRANDE ARMATA FONTANA 1844 EDIZIONE ORNATA DI 200 DISEGNI INTERCALATI NEL TESTO E 24 GRANDI SOGGETTI STAMPATI SEPARATAMENTE DI GIULIO DAVID In-4° leg. orig. in m. pelle, tit. e fregi oro sul dorso, carta marmorizzata ai piatti, occh. e frontespizio con graziosa vignetta, con 41 belle tavole a piena pagina e fuori testo in bianco e nero, ciascuna con didascalia che mostrano passi salienti e importanti dell'epoca Napoleonica con le gesta di Napoleone. Bell'esemplare raro e ricercato. Mezza pelle

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec les suppléments augmentées de la classiffication de G. Cuvier. Oeuvres du Compte de Lacépède comprenant l'Histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes ovipares, des serpents, des poissons et des cétacés. 12 volumes complet

      - Paris, Chez Abel Ledoux 1844 - 1845. 12 volumes in-8 reliés demi-chagrin chocolat. Dos à faux-nerfs dorés, fleurons, titres et tomaisons dorés. Les 9 premiers volumes pour Buffon : Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec les suppléments augmentées de la classification de G Cuvier accompagnées de belles gravures sur acier, représentant plus de 800 animaux, et d'un beau portrait de Buffon (fontrispice du tome 1). 3 volumes pour : Oeuvres du Comte de Lacépède comprenant l'Histoire Naturelle des quadrupèdes ovipares, des serpents, des poissons et des cétacés accompagnéees de belles gravures sur aciers représentant au moins 500 animaux. Textes sur 2 colonnes, très légères rousseurs. Enfin, le dernier volumes étant le volumes des planches. 55/56 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les oiseaux (la planche 11 est manquante) - 64 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les poissons - 25 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les mamifères - 21 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les serpents - 11 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les sauriens (la planche 7 est manquante) - 6 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les tortues (la planches 6 est manquante) - 6 planches couleurs à divers sujets pour les batraciens. Soit un total de 188 planches couleurs, totues montées sur onglets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Anatomy and Philosophy of Expression as connected with the Fine Arts.

      London: John Murray,, 1844. Octavo (245 × 163 mm). Dark green morocco presentation binding, title gilt to the spine, compartments and boards with French fillet panels gilt, single fillet edge-roll, all edges gilt, wide turn-ins, with gilt panels of a paired thick and thin fillets, green moiré silk endsheets. 4 engraved plates and numerous illustrations to the text. Just a little rubbed at the extremities, light browning, occasional spotting and off-setting in places from the illustrations, but overall very good. Third Edition, enlarged, of a work first published as Anatomy of Expression in 1806, and containing his last revisions; "These essays formed the earliest and latest occupation of the lamented author's leisure hours" (Preface). This copy was bound for presentation by Bell's wife Marion to her goddaughter Anna Marion Isaac, in 1845, two years after the death of her husband, and is inscribed by her on the first binder's blank. She has also annotated the sketch of a lyre-playing satyr at p.227, "His last unfinished sketch, MB"; and transcribed the inscription from Bell's memorial tablet in the churchyard at Hallow, which was written by his good friend Lord Jeffrey, jurist, author and editor of the Edinburgh Review. Tipped onto the front pastedown is a letter from the recipient's son to a Dr. Backley, sending the book as a gift in gratitude for his professional services with the reservation that "I expect the book is out of date - as well as out of print - but I thought that you might like it ?". Extending and rationalising Lavaterian physiognomics, Bell, as talented an artist as he was a physiologist, here attempts "to explain the anatomical basis for the artistic representation of emotion." This work was to have considerable influence on Darwin in the writing of his Expression of Emotion; "He found Bell's arguments absorbing, and was deeply impressed by the author's comparative analysis of human and animal musculature and his excursions into the theory of art, anthropology, philosophy, and psychology. In particular, he was struck by the claim that insanity could be equated with raw animality" (Browne "Darwin and the face of Madness" in Bynum, Porter and Shepherd The Anatomy of Madness, p.152). Bell researched and wrote authoritatively on brain function and the nervous system, also famously published his Dissertation on Gun-Shot Wounds, having studied the problems whilst treating the casualties of Corunna at Haslar Hospital, and visiting the battlefield of Waterloo to offer his expertise.

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        Vollständiger Hand-Atlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde in 80 Blättern. Herausgegeben von K(arl) Sohr.

      Glogau und Leipzig Flemming 1844 - Mit lithographischem Titel, Kartenverzeichnis und 86 meist grenzkolorierten lithographischen Karten. Qu.-Gr.-Fol. (36,5 x 46 cm). Halbleder der Zeit. Komplettes Exemplar der ersten Ausgabe des Sohr-Handatlasses, seit 1841 in 20 Lieferungen erschienen, selten: "In all some 16 copies of the first edition could be verified in library holdings and private collections" (Espenhorst). Unser Exemplar mit der ursprünglichen Mondkarte (Nr. 3), die in Teilen der Auflage durch eine Karte von Marokko ersetzt wurde. - Enthält: Sonnensystem, Sternkarte, Mondkarte, Östliche/Westliche Halbkugel, 60 europäische Karten, Asien, Asiatisches Rußland, Westliches Hochasien, Vorderindien, Ostindische Inseln, Asiatische Türkei, China, Afrika, Nordamerika, Nordamerikanische Freistaaten, Mexiko, Westindien, Südamerika, Australien, Australland. Das Kartenverzeichnis auf bräunlichem Papier (Lieferungsumschlag?). Am Ende zusätzlich eingebunden die "Post- & Reise-Karte von Deutschland und den Nachbar-Staaten" von F. Handtke (Glogau 1844) in sechs Blättern. - Wie üblich teils gebräunt (Espenhorst: "There is almost no known copy that has well-preserved paper"), aber insgesamt nur wenig fleckig, der Titel mit Knitterfalten und wie zwei Karten (Europa, Schweiz) tiefer eingerissen (Titel hinterlegt), die Spanienkarten mit wenigen Eintragungen. Einband leicht berieben und fleckig, unterer Rücken mit größerer Fehlstelle im Lederbezug. Gutes Exemplar. - Plano gebunden, ohne Bugfalte. *Espenhorst, Handatlanten, 4.1.1 (S. 217). Espenhorst, Petermann's Planet, 534. Gewicht (Gramm): 2400 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Notes sur les tremblements de terre : recueil factice de 25 pièces

      1844-1865. 1844-1865, 1844-1865, in-8, 2 volumes, pagination multiple, demi-chagrin havane, dos à faux nerfs et à caissons à froid, Précieuse mise en recueil de tirés à part d'Alexis Perrey sur les tremblements de terre. Plusieurs pièces comprennent des envois de l'auteur à M. Lermercier. Le premier tome rassemble des notes publiées entre 1844 et 1857, le second entre 1858 et 1865. L'ensemble ouvre sur 2 Listes des tremblements de terre ressentis en Europe en 1844 et en 1845-1846 ; elles sont suivies des Notes, 23 au total, dans lesquelles l'auteur rend compte des séismes survenus entre 1847 et 1865. L'ensemble est extrait des Mémoires de l'Académie des sciences, arts et belles lettres de Dijon et de l'Académie Royale de Belgique et des Mémoires couronnés et autres mémoires publiés par Académie Royale de Belgique. L'astronome de Dijon Alexis Perrey (1807-1882) est l'un des précurseurs de la sismologie statistique et historique ; il fut l'un des premiers à explorer d'éventuelles corrélations entre les tremblements de terre et les saisons ou les phases de la Lune. Bel exemplaire, provenant de la bibliothèque du bibliophile Henri Viellard, avec étiquettes ex-libris. Cachets de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Étiquettes en pied des dos

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        The Anatomy and Philosophy of Expression as connected with the Fine Arts.

      London: John Murray, 1844 - Octavo (245 × 163 mm). Dark green morocco presentation binding, title gilt to the spine, compartments and boards with French fillet panels gilt, single fillet edge-roll, all edges gilt, wide turn-ins, with gilt panels of a paired thick and thin fillets, green moiré silk endsheets. Just a little rubbed at the extremities, light browning, occasional spotting and off-setting in places from the illustrations, but overall very good. 4 engraved plates and numerous illustrations to the text. Third Edition, enlarged, of a work first published as Anatomy of Expression in 1806, and containing his last revisions; "These essays formed the earliest and latest occupation of the lamented author's leisure hours" (Preface). This copy was bound for presentation by Bell's wife Marion to her goddaughter Anna Marion Isaac, in 1845, two years after the death of her husband, and is inscribed by her on the first binder's blank. She has also annotated the sketch of a lyre-playing satyr at p.227, "His last unfinished sketch, MB"; and transcribed the inscription from Bell's memorial tablet in the churchyard at Hallow, which was written by his good friend Lord Jeffrey, jurist, author and editor of the Edinburgh Review. Tipped onto the front pastedown is a letter from the recipient's son to a Dr. Backley, sending the book as a gift in gratitude for his professional services with the reservation that "I expect the book is out of date - as well as out of print - but I thought that you might like it ". Extending and rationalising Lavaterian physiognomics, Bell, as talented an artist as he was a physiologist, here attempts "to explain the anatomical basis for the artistic representation of emotion." This work was to have considerable influence on Darwin in the writing of his Expression of Emotion; "He found Bell's arguments absorbing, and was deeply impressed by the author's comparative analysis of human and animal musculature and his excursions into the theory of art, anthropology, philosophy, and psychology. In particular, he was struck by the claim that insanity could be equated with raw animality" (Browne "Darwin and the face of Madness" in Bynum, Porter and Shepherd The Anatomy of Madness, p.152). Bell researched and wrote authoritatively on brain function and the nervous system, also famously published his Dissertation on Gun-Shot Wounds, having studied the problems whilst treating the casualties of Corunna at Haslar Hospital, and visiting the battlefield of Waterloo to offer his expertise. Hunter & Macalpine, p.599; "the book was popular for a hundred years and last reissued in 1904". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan.

      London: published by F. Catherwood,, 1844. Folio. Original green quarter morocco, green moiré cloth sides, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Custom green morocco backed folding case. Chromolithographed title by Owen Jones, full-page map, and 25 tinted lithograph plates after drawings by Catherwood, the plates with plain paper guards. Text block expertly resewn and recased. Fore edge of front board a little darkened, inner hinges reinforced with green cloth, occasional dustsoiling at margins not affecting plate area, a very good copy, without foxing. First edition, limited to 300 copies. Stephens met Catherwood in 1836 and the two had a mutual interest in the ancient ruins of the near east. They decided to travel to Central America after reading an account of the ruins of Copan. Their travels resulted in three titles written by Stephens and illustrated by Catherwood, but this is the only volume published as a folio. Although many of the views and subjects appeared in his work with John L. Stephens, the large-scale lithographs here reveal detail and beauty lost in the smaller format. Many of Catherwood's original drawings and paintings were destroyed when a building in which he was exhibiting his work caught fire. "In the whole range of literature on the Maya there has never appeared a more magnificent work than Views of Ancient Monuments" (V. W. von Hagen, Frederick Catherwood Archt. [New York: 1950]).

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        Die Prawda Russkaja, das älteste Rechtsbuch Russlands, nach allen bisher entdeckten und herausgegebenen Handschriften verglichen, verdeutscht und erläutert. Theil I. Die Handschriften und Ausgaben, das System und der Text der Prawda Russkaja mit einem Facsimile des Tatischtschewschen, Tolstoischen und Woskressenskischen Cod.

      - St. Petersburg, Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1844. 4to. 1 Bl., IV, 94 S. Mit einer farbigen Faksimile-Tafel u. 1 gefalteten Tabelle, Roter Pappband d. Zeit mit goldgeprägten Deckelbordüren (leicht berieben, Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen, Rücken u. 1 Spiegelbezug erneuert, 1 Ecke mit Knickspur, Vorderdeckel oben mit Feuchtigkeitsfleck). Der Serientitel "Sammlung kritisch-bearbeiteter Quellen der Geschichte des russischen Rechtes", dessen erster und einziger Band dies war, erscheint hier nicht. Tobien war Dozent an der Universität Dorpat und Mitglied mehrerer gelehrter Gesellschaften. Die "Prawda Russkaja", eine Sammlung russischen Gewohnheitsrechtes, geht auf das Jahr 1019 zurück. - Leicht gebräunt u. teilw. etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buch & Consult Ulrich Keip]
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        Autograph musical quotation signed. Prague, 28. XII. 1844.

      1844. Oblong small 8vo. 1 page. Six bars, dedicated to his niece Amalie.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        L'Industrie. Exposition des produits de l'industrie française en 1844

      255 pages, 15 planches Paris, L. Curmer, 1844, in-4, 255 pages, 15 planches gravées sur cuivre, pleine percaline bleue, dorures sur dos et plats

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan.

      London: published by F. Catherwood, 1844 - Folio. Original green quarter morocco, green moiré cloth sides, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Custom green morocco backed folding case. Fore edge of front board a little darkened, inner hinges reinforced with green cloth, occasional dustsoiling at margins not affecting plate area, a very good copy, without foxing. Chromolithographed title by Owen Jones, full-page map, and 25 tinted lithograph plates after drawings by Catherwood, the plates with plain paper guards. Text block expertly resewn and recased. First edition, limited to 300 copies. Stephens met Catherwood in 1836 and the two had a mutual interest in the ancient ruins of the near east. They decided to travel to Central America after reading an account of the ruins of Copan. Their travels resulted in three titles written by Stephens and illustrated by Catherwood, but this is the only volume published as a folio. Although many of the views and subjects appeared in his work with John L. Stephens, the large-scale lithographs here reveal detail and beauty lost in the smaller format. Many of Catherwood's original drawings and paintings were destroyed when a building in which he was exhibiting his work caught fire. "In the whole range of literature on the Maya there has never appeared a more magnificent work than Views of Ancient Monuments" (V. W. von Hagen, Frederick Catherwood Archt. [New York: 1950]). Hill p. 47; Sabin 11520; Tooley 133; not in Abbey.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U.

      Wien, 1. II. 1844. - ½ S. 8vo. Eine Notenzeile aus "Nachtigall und Rabe" unterlegt mit Text. Darunter Widmung: "Unvergeßlich bleiben die sanften schmelzenden Töne, der wichtige gefühlvolle Vortrag, durch welchen die liebenswürdige Philis wetteifernd mit der Nachtigall sich so rühmlich auszeichnete [ ]".

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        Travels in southern Abyssinia through the country of Adal to the Kingdom of Shoa.

      Madden and Co, London 1844 - xvi, 492; viii, 447 pp. 2 vols. A lithographic frontispiece in each volume, and one large folding map. 8vo. Bound in full red leather. Spine in compartments with floral design and two labels. Marbled FEPs paper edges. Boards with gilt edges. Very scarce book, with bookplates of King of Ethiopia (both volumes). An account of Dr. Johnston and his party’s journeys in Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia and Somalia) to the court of Shoa, describing many customs and characteristics of local tribes. It also describes the geography of the land and traces the flow of the most important river and water bodies in the region. This work has only appeared at auction twice since 1980 and is increasingly scarce. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Pordes Books Ltd]
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        Prospecter af danske herregaarde. Bind 1-20 + register (Komplett).

      Kjøbenhavn, C. A. Reitzels Forlag, 1844-68 Tverr-folio. Tilsammen 240 litograferte plansjer med tekst. Samt. skinnbd. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Svakt gulplettet, ellers et meget fint sett.

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Motiv aus Rom mit Ausgrabungsfeld.

      - Bleistift, auf hellbraunem Velin, links unten bezeichnet, datiert und signiert „Roma Vecchia 9 Mars 51 J. Meynier". 15,2:30 cm. Im Oktober 1844 trat Meynier in die École des Beaux-Arts in Paris ein und studierte bei P. Delaroche (1797-1856), Ch. Gleyre (1806-1874) und A. Bridoux (1813-1892). Er war hauptsächlich als Genre-, Historien- und Porträtmaler tätig.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        A treatise on the forces which produce the organization of plants : with an appendix containing several memoirs on capillary attraction, electricity, and the chemical action of light

      New York : Harper & Bros, 1844-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Bound in fine blue cloth. Good binding and cover. Original label mounted on spine. xi, 108, 216 pages, 3 leaves of plates : 136 illustrations; Colored frontispiece ; 31 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. John William Draper (1811-1882), a physician, did extensive work on the nature of radiant heat, in proving that the rays of all wavelengths are capable of producing chemical changes, in the determination on the nature of the rays absorbed in the growth of plants in sunlight, and on the interpretation of capillary phenomena in physiology and in plant growth. He used intensively and smartly the science and art of photography, then in its infancy, to give visual proofs of his results. He was one of the first to photograph a human face, the moon, and the solar spectrum. Pritzel 2713.

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        Beiträge zur Botanik. Gesammelte Aufsätze

      VIII-242 pp., 9 pl. Lepzig, Wilh. Engelmann, 1844, , VIII-242 pp, 9 pl, demi-basane prune de l'époque, dos lisse à filets dorés et à froid, UN PAS DÉCISIF DANS L'ÉLABORATION DE LA THÉORIE CELLULAIRE. Tout ce qui a paru, malgré la mention "erster Band". Importantes Notions de botanique, comprenant le texte fondamental de Schleiden, Beiträge zur Phytogenesis (p. 121-159), publié à l'origine dans les Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin, 1838 (pp 137-76), et par lequel le savant allemand contribua à démontrer, avec Theodor Schwamm, que la cellule est l'unité de base du vivant. "After [Robert Brown], Schleiden, in his 'Contributions to Photogenesis', taking the embryonic cell as his starting-point proceeded to attempt a reconstruction of the develepment of the cell. He went seriously astray in this but he insisted on the independance of the cell and presented for the first time the notion that a plant, for exemple, is a community of cells" (PMM). "Schleiden demonstrated that plant tissues are made up of and developed from groups of cells, of which he recognized the 'cycloblast' or cell-nucleus" (DSB). L'article fut immédiatement traduit en français et en anglais et réimprimé dans les présents mélanges de botanique. Matthias Jacob Schleiden (1804-1881) étudia le droit à l'université d'Heidelberg et exerça à Hambourg avant d'abandonner la profession en 1833 pour se consacrer l'étude de l'histoire naturelle à l'université de Göttingen puis à Berlin, où résidaient alors Robert Brown et Alexander von Humboldt. Schleiden travailla auprès de Johannes Müller dans son laboratoire de physiologie ; il y fit la rencontre de Theodor Schwann, avec qui il contribua à élaborer la théorie cellulaire Cachet et étiquette ex-libris de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Épidermures. Pritzel, n° 8225. PMM, 307a, Garrison & Morton n° 112 (pour l'édition originale des Beiträge zur Phytogenesis). DSB XII, p. 173 et suiv.

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