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2018-10-20 09:05:19
William Harrison Ainsworth
London: John Mortimer, Parry, Blenkarn and Co. A presentation copy, signed by the author and addressed to the illustrator of Ainsworth's portrait frontis, Daniel Maclise. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Collated, complete. With an inscription to the recto of front endpaper noting the issue points: 'First Edition, Second Title. This set contains the whole of the etchings by G Cruikshank (14) originally issued with the novel as it first appeared in 'Ainsworth's Magazine', together with the portrait of the author engraved by Finden after Daniel Maclise. Copies as issued, contain 9 etchings only and no portrait. The present is certainly perfect with 6 plates more than the first issue. The letterpress is precisely the same, being the first printing with a fresh-dated title only. A Presentation copy from Ainsworth to Dan. Maclise: inscription on flyleaf'. St James's was originally serially published in 1844. It describes the events surrounding the end of Queen Anne's reign and the dispute between the Duke and Duchess of Malborough. This edition is the first publication of the novel in book form. CONDITION In half calf bindings. Externally, rubbed. Particularly to the boards and to the head and tail of spines. Loss to the head and tail of volume I. Remnants of stickers to the front board of volume I. Hinges to volume I are tender with cords showing. Rear hinge to volume III is slightly strained but firm. Ink inscription to recto of front endpaper to volume I explains the issue points of this first edition. Recto … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-20 08:17:15
DUMAS, Alexandre.
1844. Superbe exemplaire, très pur, provenant de la bibliothèque Robert Von Hirsch. Paris, Baudry, Libraire-Editeur, 1844.8 tomes reliés en 4 volumes in-8 de : I/ (2) ff., 349 pp. (mal chiffrées 449), (1) f. de table ; (2) ff., 329 pp., (1) f. de table ; II/ (2) ff., 386 pp., (1) f. de table ; (2) ff., 363 pp., table au verso de la p. 363 ; III/ (2) ff., 310 pp., (1) f. de table ; (2) ff., 287 pp., (1) p. de table ; IV/ (2) ff., 297 pp., (1) f. de table ; (2) ff., 329 pp, (1) f. de table.Demi-veau bleu glacé, dos à nerfs ornés de filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, tranches mouchetées. Élégantes reliure de l'époque. 207 x 129 mm. / Superb copy, very pure, from the library of Robert Von Hirsch. Paris, Baudry, Libraire-Editeur, 1844.8 parts in 4 8vo volumes [207 x 129 mm]: I/ (2) ll., 349 pp. (wrongly numbered 449), (1) l. of table ; (2) ll., 329 pp., (1) l. of table ; II/ (2) ll., 386 pp., (1) l. of table ; (2) ll., 363 pp., table at the back of p. 363; III/ (2) ll., 310 pp., (1) l. of table ; (2) ll., 287 pp., (1) p. of table ; IV/ (2) ll., 297 pp., (1) l. of table ; (2) ll., 329 pp, (1) l. of table. Blue half-calf, ribbed spines decorated with gilt fillets, marbled paper covers, mottled edges. Elegant contemporary binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie Camille Sourget [Paris, France]
2018-10-19 22:22:04
Houstoun, Matilda C.
London: John Murray, 1844. Two volumes bound in one. viii,314; viii,360pp., plus one plate. Frontispiece in second volume. Contemporary green cloth, blindstamped covers, gilt- lettered spine, rebacked. Frontispiece worn, with damage to center of image. Old institutional stamps and scribblings on rear free endpaper and pastedown. Good. Partially unopened. The single-volume remainder issue, after the two-volume first regular issue. The remainder was issued without four plates from the first volume (including the frontispiece), four plates from the second volume, and the advertisements normally found at the end of the second volume. The author was a wealthy British woman who visited Texas in 1842 on her husband's private yacht. She visited New Orleans, then sailed along the Gulf Coast, alternating between Texas and New Orleans. Mrs. Houstoun offers commentary on the politics and society of the day, including issues such as slavery and a possible civil war. "...She gives us some exceptional insights into Texas of the 1840's" - Jenkins. The lithographs are included in Holman and Tyler's preliminary research on 19th-century Texas lithography. They are wonderfully executed by the British firm of Day and Haghe, lithographers to the Crown. The "Alpine" Houston view, while apocryphal, may be the first published view of the city, and the prototype for subsequent views showing the city in the midst of mountains. One of the more charming accounts of the Republic of Texas, and other than that of Mrs. Holley, the only one by a woman. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 97. CLARK III:182. HOWES H69 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
2018-10-18 03:16:38
Charles Richardson
London: William Pickering, 1844. In 1818 the opening portions of an English lexicon, by Richardson, appeared in the Encyclopædia Metropolitana In 1834 he issued the prospectus of a New English Dictionary, and the work itself was published by Pickering in parts between January 1835 and the spring of 1837. The dictionary is a republication of the lexicon, with improvements and additions. Richardson's principle was to rely on etymology. "The Words - with those of the same family, in German, Dutch and Swedish, or in Italian, French and Spanish - are traced to their origin." "The Explanations are deduced from the primitive meaning through the various usages." "The Quotations are arranged chronologically from the earliest period to the beginning of the present century." Complete in two volumes, although lacking the original supplementary volume. CONDITION In original calf bindings with gilt detailing to the spines. Externally, both volumes are sound, although with some rubbing to the spines and extremities. Very slight evidence of past worming to the spine of volume two. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound and bright, although with scattered instances of foxing. Overall Condition: Good.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-18 02:53:38
NODIER (Charles)
Paris, Impr. Royale, 1844, in-8, grand , (4), XVI, 329pp, (1bl.)f, carte et 40pl, Cartonnage à la bradel chamois, dos lisse orné d'une pièce de titre brune (cart. de l'ép.), 40 bois gravés d'après Raffet, Dauzats et Descamps, tirés avant la lettre et imprimés sur Chine. Chacune de ces pl. est protégée par une serpente avec la légende imprimée. Nombreuses vignettes in-texte, carte dépliante. PREMIER TIRAGE de ce livre important, qui retrace l'expédition du duc d'Orléans en Algérie en 1839. Il fut rédigé par l'écrivain Charles Nodier, à partir des notes prises par le jeune prince. Tiré à env. 1520 exemplaires, cet ouvrage était destiné aux membres de la famille royale, aux personnages de l'Etat, aux dignitaires de la Cour, et aux officiers, sous-officiers et soldats qui avaient pris part au voyage. Tous ces bénéficiaires reçurent leur exemplaire avec leur nom respectif imprimé sur le faux-titre: le notre fut offert au capitaine Tourbet. Exemplaire grand de marge, dans son cartonnage primitif: cet ouvrage a paru "sans couverture, dans un cartonnage papier chamois avec étiquette au dos" (Carteret). Qq. rousseurs et piqûres éparses. Cartonnage un peu lâche, et frotté avec un coin usé. Manque deux serpentes. Néanmoins bon exemplaire de ce remarquable ouvrage, rare et recherché Couverture rigide Bon grand , (4), XVI, 329pp.,
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux [FR]
2018-10-17 21:26:52
Taberi-i Kebir Tercümesi. Istanbul, AD 1844 / AH 1260. The Turkish translation of Tabari's History of the Prophets and the Kings, 5-volumes-in-1. [3 leaves], 167, 147, 138, 164, 201 pp. Externally very worn and chipped, front flap detached and nearly separated from fold, spine badly chipped and actively chipping. Library bookplate inside front cover, some pencil marks to endpapers, otherwise unmarked. Pages mostly crisp and clean, with some yellowing and edge-rippling; occasional foxing and smudges, a few creases and small tears, a handful of small stains. Two leaves are partially detached.
Bookseller: ouromantiq [Westport, Connecticut, US]
2018-10-17 17:59:10
Charles Dickens
This nine volume uniformly bound set of Charles Dickens' novels contain various editions and issues of his books. These editions have been dated using Smith's bibliography of Dickens. This set contains 279 black and white engraved plates across the nine volumes. 'Dombey and Son' The first edition in book form, later issue, as 'Chapman and Hall' is on the title page, rather than 'Bradbury and Evans', as was on the title page for the first issue. However issue points with the first edition as follows; Cuttle's hook is on his left hand on the title page and on the plate facing page 238; 'delight' is written instead of 'joy' on page 284, 5 lines up from the bottom; 'aint' instead of 'ain't' on page 14, 10 lines from bottom; 'fidgettey' rather than 'fidgety' on page 26 line 11. This copy lacks the errata, presumably because it has been rebound. This dates this edition as 1848. 'Dombey and Son' is about Paul Dombey, the owner of a shipping company, who intends to pass down ownership of his company to his son, ignoring his daughter, Florence. The novel tells the story of their family, and their hopes and fears. This copy was illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne, or 'Phiz', and contains a frontispiece, an illustrated title page, and thirty-eight plates. 'Oliver Twist' and 'A Tale of Two Cities' Two volumes in one, being an early combined edition, dated from 1877. Dated from Copac. The frontispiece of 'Oliver Twist' is 'Rose Maylie and Oliver'. 'Oliver Twist' is about the sad life of the orphaned Oliver, who travels to London and falls in with a gang of street kids led by Fagan. 'Oli … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-17 08:52:11
SCHLEIDEN (Matthias Jacob)
Lepzig, Wilh. Engelmann. VIII-242 pp., 9 pl demi-basane prune de l'époque, dos lisse à filets dorés et à froid 1844, 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux [FR]
2018-10-17 01:46:35
Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870].
London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. First book edition, 2nd issue (Smith I, 7). NB. Despite the assertion by some booksellers that the £ placement on the frontis constitutes an edition issue point, let me assure you it does not (cf. Smith I, p. 67). xiv, [2], 624 pp. 40 illustrations, including the frontis & vignette titlepage, by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). 8vo. Period brownish-purple vertically-ribbed cloth binding with maroon leather title label to spine (professionally rebacked). Spine sun-tanned. Stain to lower outer edge of frontis & engraved title, with some transferrence to next few leaves. Period pos of "E. H. Lloyd / 1845". Occasional foxing to plates. Withal, a VG copy. Item #510.11 While the 13 line errata is deemed the first issue, it is quite uncommon, and not often seen on the commercial market, hence most will have to be satisfied with the second issue, as here.
Bookseller: tavistockbooks [Alameda, California, US]
2018-10-17 01:46:35
Dickens, Charles
With Illustrations by Phiz. New-York: published by Harper & Brothers, 1844. 2 preliminary pages of undated ads. Original vertically-ribbed blind-stamped purple-brown cloth. Very early American edition (second, by five days). While the UK edition was being published in 20-in-19 monthly serial parts, Harper published the novel in seven serial parts (six consisting of three UK parts each, followed by the seventh consisting of Part 19/20) -- issued irregularly between March 1843 and July 1844. Harper's final part was issued on July 22nd, and three days later (the 25th) they came out with the same leaves bound in cloth (as here), priced at $1.00 -- containing the same 14 plates, in seven facing pairs as had appeared serially. But J. Winchester of New York, after running the novel serially in his monthly "The New World" magazine, came out with his edition, bound in wrappers and with no illustrations, on July 20th -- priced at just 25 cents, which Winchester proudly proclaimed to be "the cheapest novel ever issued from the press."~MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT in Harper's seven actual wrappered parts is now exceedingly rare -- according to a Harper employee "the sale of the work in numbers was chiefly by newsboys on the street." Harper's book edition did not sell well -- partly because its price was four times Winchester's price, but also because the American public did not care for Dickens's criticisms of America in his recent AMERICAN NOTES and in the early chapters of MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT.~This copy is in the secondary binding state, used for leaves not yet bound up at year-end (by which time … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA] [Yarmouth, ME, U.S.A.]
2018-10-17 01:46:35
Dickens, Charles
London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. First Edition, Second Issue. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #000544 xiv, (errata leaf), 624 pp (with half titles). Illustrated by Phiz, with frontispiece, additional pictoral title and 38 other engraved plates. Later gilt bordered full tan polished calf, very nicely done, spine gilt decorated, maroon morocco spine labels, raised bands, top edge gilt. First edition in book form, second issue. Spine slightly faded, very light wear to extremities, else very good or better. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: jamesgrahambookseller12 [Palm Desert, California, US]
2018-10-17 01:46:35
DICKENS, Charles.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1844. Octavo (218 x 129 mm). Early 20th-century red half morocco by Root and Son for John Wanamaker, spine lettered in gilt, red cloth sides, marled endpapers. Bound without half-title or terminal advertisements. Spine faintly sunned, front cover discreetly re-attached, tiny wear to extremities, some faint foxing but much less pronounced than usual. A very good copy. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page, 38 engraved plates by H. K. Browne. First edition in book form, first issue, following serialisation between December 1842 and July 1844. With the requisite points listed by Smith, without the transposed 100£ title plate, an issue point now generally rejected. Smith I, 7; Hatton and Cleaver pp. 183-212. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member [London, United Kingdom]
2018-10-17 01:46:35
CHARLES DICKENS
LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL, 1844. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: reagans_rare_books [Midlothian, Virginia, US]
2018-10-17 01:46:35
Charles Dickens
Chapman and Hall, 1844. THIS FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE COPY OF DICKENS CLASSIC IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN FULL LIGHT BLUE CALF LEATHER WITH DICKENS BOOKPLATE DEVICES STAMPED IN BRIGHT GILT TO COVERS AND SPINE. BRIGHT GILT TURN INS. BOUND BY FROST & CO., ENGLAND. MARBLED END PAPERS AND PASTE DOWNS, BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE WITHOUT MARKS, MINIMAL FOXING. NICELY ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS FULL PAGE PLATES, 624 PAGES, 8.5"x5.5". FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. A VERY FINE COPY! Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Reagan's Rare Books [MIdlothian, VA, U.S.A.]
2018-10-17 01:46:35
1844. Condition: Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Downtown Books Milwaukee [Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US]
2018-10-17 01:46:35
Charles Dickens
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Bookseller: reagans_rare_books [Midlothian, Virginia, US]
2018-10-17 01:46:35
Dickens, Charles.
. London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. First edition. 8vo. 624 pp. Half bound in dark green morocco over green cloth, spine with 5 gilt raised bands and gilt lettering, marbled edges and endpapers, engraved frontispiece and vignette titlepage along with 38 additional plates by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). Bound without the half-title, all else as called for in Smith (including the later state 14 line errata leaf). Smith I, 7; Gimbel A 72. Moderate foxing to the frontispiece and vignette titlepage, a bit of other scattered foxing, but most leaves and plates are quite clean. A very attractive copy of Dickens' sixth novel. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Evening Star Books [Middleton, Wisconsin, US]
2018-10-16 18:09:38
Charles Dickens
This nine volume uniformly bound set of Charles Dickens' novels contain various editions and issues of his books. These editions have been dated using Smith's bibliography of Dickens. This set contains 279 black and white engraved plates across the nine volumes. 'Dombey and Son' The first edition in book form, later issue, as 'Chapman and Hall' is on the title page, rather than 'Bradbury and Evans', as was on the title page for the first issue. However issue points with the first edition as follows; Cuttle's hook is on his left hand on the title page and on the plate facing page 238; 'delight' is written instead of 'joy' on page 284, 5 lines up from the bottom; 'aint' instead of 'ain't' on page 14, 10 lines from bottom; 'fidgettey' rather than 'fidgety' on page 26 line 11. This copy lacks the errata, presumably because it has been rebound. This dates this edition as 1848. 'Dombey and Son' is about Paul Dombey, the owner of a shipping company, who intends to pass down ownership of his company to his son, ignoring his daughter, Florence. The novel tells the story of their family, and their hopes and fears. This copy was illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne, or 'Phiz', and contains a frontispiece, an illustrated title page, and thirty-eight plates. 'Oliver Twist' and 'A Tale of Two Cities' Two volumes in one, being an early combined edition, dated from 1877. Dated from Copac. The frontispiece of 'Oliver Twist' is 'Rose Maylie and Oliver'. 'Oliver Twist' is about the sad life of the orphaned Oliver, who travels to London and falls in with a gang of street kids led by Fagan. 'Oli … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-16 05:48:05
SMITH, Thomas
Boston, 1844. 8vo. 240pp. Contemporary sheep, rebacked retaining a portion of the original spine. Housed in a calf backed box. Provenance: Neva & Guy Littell (morocco booklabel) Rare American account of voyages in the Antarctic and the Pacific. Smith was born of respectable British parents, but after his father died he was sent to work as an errand boy at age seven, and not unlike other young men in his situation, he soon found himself at sea. He participated in seven whaling voyages to the Pacific from 1816 to 1832, as well as numerous other sea adventures all over the world, including the South Pacific, the Atlantic coast of South America, Africa, and the Antarctic regions. Rosove notes that the work has been missed by many bibliographers because it is "so rare and little known." Besides whaling, Smith took part in hunting elephant seals on South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands in 1816-18, and whaling and sealing on the South Shetland Islands in 1820. This visit, only a year after the discovery of the islands, is the earliest account of sealing there, and an important early Antarctic narrative, with harrowing tales of surviving on penguin hearts and livers and contesting territory with other sealers. Smith also describes a voyage from London to Cape Horn, then to Juan Fernandez and the Galapagos, Easter Island, and points in South America including Colombia and Panama. Later, in New Zealand, he describes scrapes with natives, witnessing battles between the Whorowrarians and Kivakivians. He also visited Japan, Guam, and other Pacific islands. He gives … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-10-14 00:04:05
PATMORE, Coventry. Poems. London: Edward Moxon, 1844. FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. 1 vol., inscribed by Patmore on the title-page "To Thomas Watts Esq. From the Author.", bound in 1/2 blue calf, floral gilt decorated spine, gilt lettered red morocco spine label, top edge gilt, others uncut, with the bookplates of "H. Buxton Forman" (his sale NY Anderson Galleries 1920 Lot #819) - J. O. Edwards & Joseph L. Lilienthal, hinges rubbed, headand foot of spine rubbed with some slight loss, internally clean and bright, still VERY GOOD. H. Buxton Forman was a 19th c. scholar, book collector and forger whose bibliographic misdeeds (along with the other great 19th c. forger T.J. Wise) were uncovered by John Carter and Graham Pollard in "An Enquiry into the nature of certain Nineteenth Century pamphlets." This item comes with a "COA" - Certificate of Authenticity Who we are - D&D Galleries was founded in 1985. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Provincial Bookfair Association of Great Britain (PBFA). So bid and buy with confidence. Our inventory (largely English language only) is slightly eclectic and ranges from the 16th through the 20th centuries with sub-specialties in S.T.C. and Wing books, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, presentation and association material as well as 17th and 18th C. British history, sets and bindings. Terms - Any item(s) may be returned with 7 days for a full refund if found to be not authentic or substantially at odds wit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: D&D Galleries [Somerville, New Jersey, US]
2018-10-13 15:54:16
'Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy' by John Stuart Mill. London: John W. Parker, West Strand. 1844. First edition. Bound in gray paper wrapped boards with brown leather spine. Very nice binding. Inner paper slightly toned, otherwise in good condition.
Bookseller: Laster's Fine Art and Antiques [Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US]
2018-10-12 23:32:50
William Harrison Ainsworth
London: John Mortimer, Parry, Blenkarn and Co. A presentation copy, signed by the author and addressed to the illustrator of Ainsworth's portrait frontis, Daniel Maclise. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Collated, complete. With an inscription to the recto of front endpaper noting the issue points: 'First Edition, Second Title. This set contains the whole of the etchings by G Cruikshank (14) originally issued with the novel as it first appeared in 'Ainsworth's Magazine', together with the portrait of the author engraved by Finden after Daniel Maclise. Copies as issued, contain 9 etchings only and no portrait. The present is certainly perfect with 6 plates more than the first issue. The letterpress is precisely the same, being the first printing with a fresh-dated title only. A Presentation copy from Ainsworth to Dan. Maclise: inscription on flyleaf'. St James's was originally serially published in 1844. It describes the events surrounding the end of Queen Anne's reign and the dispute between the Duke and Duchess of Malborough. This edition is the first publication of the novel in book form. CONDITION In half calf bindings. Externally, rubbed. Particularly to the boards and to the head and tail of spines. Loss to the head and tail of volume I. Remnants of stickers to the front board of volume I. Hinges to volume I are tender with cords showing. Rear hinge to volume III is slightly strained but firm. Ink inscription to recto of front endpaper to volume I explains the issue points of this first edition. Recto … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-12 20:56:25
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Bookseller: Sigedon Ars Memoriae [Belgrade, CustomCode]
2018-10-12 08:28:14
Simms, Frederick Walter
1844. Practical Tunnelling Explaining in Detail the Setting Out of the Works : Shaft Sinking, and Heading Driving : Ranging the Lines, and Levelling Under Ground ; Sub-Excavating, Timbering ; and the Construction of the Brickwork of Tunnels by Simms, Frederick Walter London Inscribed as pictured on title page. Scarce first edition in a 1/2 calf binding with marbled edges. Spine gilt in 6 compartments Gilt lettered spine label. Condition Boards attached sound binding Scattered Foxing - especially plates are foxed Some shelf wear, end pages attractive red marbled. Overall for age very good 11 1/2 by 8 3/4" 174 pages plus 12 plates many fold out Many wood engravings in text Former book of : Sir David Salomons, 1st Baronet (22 November 1797 - 18 July 1873) was a leading figure in the 19th century struggle for Jewish emancipation in the United Kingdom. He was the first Jewish Sheriff of the City of London and Lord Mayor of London- bookplate pictured. Frederick Walter Simms (24 December 1803-27 February 1865) was a British civil engineer. Born in London, Simms suffered from ill-health in his younger years (as his obituary put it, he was "of delicate constitution", and some difficulty was encountered in finding him suitable employment until via the influence of his brother he was despatched to Ireland as an assistant to the Ordnance Survey. After leaving Ireland Simms became an astronomical assistant at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, under John Pond. He resigned his post on 31 October 1835, apparently having hoped to be awarded the post of First Assistant, for which he was "qui … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: bluemangobooksandmanuscripts [New Hope, Pennsylvania, US]
2018-10-12 02:16:01
D. FRANCISCO J. CLAVIGERO
IMP. DE LARA. RO80040336: 1844. In-8. Relié demi-cuir. Bon état, Couv. convenable, Dos satisfaisant, Intérieur frais. 285 + 319 pages. Nombreuses planches de gravures en noir et blanc, hors-texte. Titre, tomaison, roulettes et fleurons dorés sur le dos cuir rouge. Quelques cartes dépliantes en noir et blanc, hors-texte. . . . Classification Dewey : 972-Amérique centrale [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Le-Livre [SABLONS, France]
2018-10-11 23:48:24
1844. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I can provide a link to many more photos. Just ask! 1844 Baronia Anglica Baronies of Nova Scotia Great Britain Feudal LAW Nobility A rare and valuable genealogical reference. This important work by T.C. Banks includes a historical account of the first settlement of Nova Scotia, Canada; which, in part, was part of the Foundation of the Nova Scotia Baronets. It also covers baronages and peerages in both Nova Scotia and in Great Britain. This work includes a genealogical table. Banks also discusses the progression of Feudal law in Europe, the customs of nobility, and the ascension of important leaders, such as William the Conqueror, and how they achieved power through the law. This book is organized in alphabetical of the names of important houses and families throughout Britain and Nova Scotia. Item number: #1601 Price: $599 Note: Noteworthy provenance, former UK Prime Minister, Earl of Derby BANKS, Thomas Christopher Baronia anglica concentrata ; or, A concentrated account of all the baronies commonly called baronies in fee; deriving their origin from writ of summons and not from any specific limited creation ... whereto is added the proofs of parliamentary sitting, from the reign of Edward I to that of Queen Anne; also A glossary of dormant English, Scotch, and Irish peerage titles ... Ripon : Printed for the author by W. Harrison, 1844. Details: · Collation complete with all pages; 2 volume set: o Vol I: [iii], [ix], 472, [2] o Vol II: [iii], 249, 53 · Provenance: Armorial Bookplate - Sans Changer (motto) o Edward George Geoffre … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antique Books [Columbia, Missouri, US]
2018-10-11 19:38:27
VERDI, Giuseppe 1813-1901
Milano: Giovanni Ricordi [PNs 16221-16241], [1844]. Oblong folio. Mid-tan leather-backed marbled boards, spine with decorative gilt rules. 1f. (title within decorative blue border), [i] (table of contents with plate numbers), [i] (named cast list), 3-229, [i] (blank) pp. Title, table of contents, and cast list typeset, music engraved. Each number with its own plate number, price, and secondary pagination. Cast list includes the names of the singers for the opera's premiere. Page 56 blank (and unpaginated). Binding quite rubbed and worn; slightly shaken. Title slightly foxed; occasional light soiling and wear to blank margins; worming, primarily to blank margins; some tears; small tear to lower blank margin of pp. 217-218 repaired; tape repair to blank verso of final leaf, not seriously affecting music to recto. Quite a nice copy overall. First complete edition, first issue. Scarce. Hopkinson 41A(a). Chusid p. 63. Catalogo Ricordi online. Ernani, to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Victor Hugo's play Hernani, was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on March 9, 1844. The opera "quickly became immensely popular, and was revived countless times during its early years." "As Verdi himself stated more than once, Ernani represents an important change of direction in his early career. His two earlier successes, Nabucco and I Lombardi, had both been written for La Scala, one of the largest stages in Italy and well suited to the grandiose choral effects of those works. For the more intimate atmosphere of La Fenice, he created an opera that instead concentrated o … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J and J Lubrano Music Antiquarians [Syosset, New York, US]
2018-10-11 12:44:19
VERDI, Giuseppe 1813-1901
Milano: Giovanni Ricordi [PNs 16221-16241], [1844]. Oblong folio. Full modern marbled paper boards, printed title label to spine. 1f. (recto title printed within decorative light green borders, verso blank), 1f. (recto table of contents with plate and page numbers, verso named cast list), 3-229, [i] (blank) pp. Title, table of contents, and cast list typeset. Each number with its own plate number, price, and secondary pagination; p. 56 blank and unpaginated. Music engraved. Named cast includes Carlo Guasco, Antonio Superchi, Antonio Selva, Sofia Löwe, Laura Saini, Giovanni Lanner, and Andrea Bellini. Milanese bookseller's blindstamp to upper outer corner of front free endpaper; early handstamp of G. Cattaneo in Turin to lower margin of title; publisher's blindstamp to lower margins of initial leaves. Occasional cuts and annotations in contemporary and modern hands in pencil and black ink. Corners of binding slightly bumped. Cropped, affecting publisher's handstamp, upper margin, secondary pagination, and a slur; lower corners soiled, several creased; title, table of contents, cast list, and final leaf soiled and stained, with some tears and loss, repaired; occasional minor tears and repairs to margins and lower corners; extensive repairs to first two leaves with loss just touching decorative title border professionally repaired. First complete edition of the first version of the opera. Hopkinson 41A(a). Chusid p. 63. Catalogo Ricordi online. Ernani, to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Victor Hugo's play Hernani, was first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J and J Lubrano Music Antiquarians [Syosset, New York, US]
2018-10-11 00:06:17
CHAMBERS, ROBERT). - [THE FORERUNNER OF "ORIGIN OF SPECIES"]
London, John Churchill, 1844. 8vo. Uncut and with the original yellow blank wrappers in a later red full cloth with gilt title-label to spine. The front wrapper and the title-page have small marginal re-enforcements and front wrapper a small closed tear towards hinge. With the book-plate of HF Norman to inside of front board. A nice and clean copy with only very light occasional brownspotting. VI, 390 pp. ¶ The very rare first edition of the milestone work that launched the modern public debate on evolutionary origins and historical geology. This sensational work constitutes the first work in English to contain a full-length exposition of evolutionary biology. It is the most sensational book on the subject to appear before Darwin's "Origin of Species"; being the forerunner of the "Origin", "Vestiges" not only prepared the public for Darwin's eveolutionary thoughts, it paved the way for the theory of evolution by natural selection in general. <br><br>Apart from anticipating "Origin" by 15 years, the "Vestiges" also contains one of the very earliest references to computing within the context of biology.<br><br>This sensational work with its unorthodox themes that contradicted contemporary theology, created an uproar on both sides of the Atlantic and became an instant best-seller. It "was one of the greatest scientific best-sellers of the Victorian age, going through at least twelve large editions in England, numerous American editions, and several foreign-language editions." (Origins of Cyberspace). <br><br>"Vestiges" was the direct cause of a shift in popular opinion which - … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lynge & Søn ILAB-ABF [Copenhagen, Denmark]
2018-10-10 09:25:08
Charles Dickens
This nine volume uniformly bound set of Charles Dickens' novels contain various editions and issues of his books. These editions have been dated using Smith's bibliography of Dickens. This set contains 279 black and white engraved plates across the nine volumes. 'Dombey and Son' The first edition in book form, later issue, as 'Chapman and Hall' is on the title page, rather than 'Bradbury and Evans', as was on the title page for the first issue. However issue points with the first edition as follows; Cuttle's hook is on his left hand on the title page and on the plate facing page 238; 'delight' is written instead of 'joy' on page 284, 5 lines up from the bottom; 'aint' instead of 'ain't' on page 14, 10 lines from bottom; 'fidgettey' rather than 'fidgety' on page 26 line 11. This copy lacks the errata, presumably because it has been rebound. This dates this edition as 1848. 'Dombey and Son' is about Paul Dombey, the owner of a shipping company, who intends to pass down ownership of his company to his son, ignoring his daughter, Florence. The novel tells the story of their family, and their hopes and fears. This copy was illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne, or 'Phiz', and contains a frontispiece, an illustrated title page, and thirty-eight plates. 'Oliver Twist' and 'A Tale of Two Cities' Two volumes in one, being an early combined edition, dated from 1877. Dated from Copac. The frontispiece of 'Oliver Twist' is 'Rose Maylie and Oliver'. 'Oliver Twist' is about the sad life of the orphaned Oliver, who travels to London and falls in with a gang of street kids led by Fagan. 'Oli … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-10 07:50:07
John Leech, illustrator
London: Richard Bentley / Charles Tilt. Condition: Near Fine. 3 volumes, all first printings, the Grammars printed in 1840, the Arithmetic in 1844, 8vo, bound in full straight grained moprocco gilt, gilt spines, minimal rubbing - about fine, all edges gilded, gilt dentelles, illustrated throughout, occasional plates. All housed in cloth slipcase that has some minor discoloration from sunning.
Bookseller: Caliban Books [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US]
2018-10-09 14:15:20
Bath: James Fryer, 1844. [8] leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last being pastedowns to the wrappers, each leaf bearing a hand-coloured engraving with a description of the trade depicted in verse beneath. Original pictorial wrappers. Octavo. Ownership name and date on front cover; spine splitting at heel; some wrinkling of paper; small loss to corner on rear wrapper; else a very good copy of a scarce book. Worldcat records two copies only: Chicago and Indiana.
Bookseller: David Miles Books [GB]
2018-10-09 02:42:49
Charles Richardson
London: William Pickering, 1844. In 1818 the opening portions of an English lexicon, by Richardson, appeared in the Encyclopædia Metropolitana In 1834 he issued the prospectus of a New English Dictionary, and the work itself was published by Pickering in parts between January 1835 and the spring of 1837. The dictionary is a republication of the lexicon, with improvements and additions. Richardson's principle was to rely on etymology. "The Words - with those of the same family, in German, Dutch and Swedish, or in Italian, French and Spanish - are traced to their origin." "The Explanations are deduced from the primitive meaning through the various usages." "The Quotations are arranged chronologically from the earliest period to the beginning of the present century." Complete in two volumes, although lacking the original supplementary volume. CONDITION In original calf bindings with gilt detailing to the spines. Externally, both volumes are sound, although with some rubbing to the spines and extremities. Very slight evidence of past worming to the spine of volume two. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound and bright, although with scattered instances of foxing. Overall Condition: Good.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-08 08:30:37
Henry Lushington
London: John W. Parker. Incribed by the author. First Edition. Collated: Complete with two maps (1 folding) and four pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear. Henry Lushington was an English colonial administrator and chief secretary to the government of Malta. He wrote several works, particularly musing on government and military action. The First Anglo-Afghan War was fought between the British East India Company and Afghanistan between 1839 to 1842. Many political and public voices criticised the war as rash, and it is famous now for the loss of 4,500 British and Indian soldiers to Afghan tribal fighters. Lushington's work is the reprinting in book form of two articles published in the immediate aftermath of the war. It is at once both an account and critique of the war, with which Lushington hoped to prevent repetition of similar mistakes and decisions in the future. With a presentation inscription by the author to 'Archdeacon Venables, May 1844'. Inscribed to Richard Venables (1775-1859) Archdeacon of Camarthen. CONDITION In original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart with light rubbing. Fading to spine and extremities, with wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound, although strained in places. Pages bright and generally clean with light scattered spotting in places. Folding map clean bright and intact. Overall Condition: Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-08 02:20:17
BERBRUGGER ADRIEN. (1801-1869).
1844. BERBRUGGER ADRIEN. (1801-1869). NÉGOCIATIONS ENTRE MONSEIGNEUR L'ÉVÊQUE D'ALGER ET ABD EL QADER POUR L'ÉCHANGE DES PRISONNIERS. TEXTE PAR ADRIEN BERBRUGGER, L'UN DES DÉLÉGUÉS DE MONSEIGNEUR. A PARIS. CHEZ J. DELAHAYE, ÉDITEUR. 1844. IN-8 (16,5 X 24 X 0,5 CENTIMÈTRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + 59 PAGES, RELIURE A LA BRADEL DE L'ÉDITEUR, CARTONNAGE JAUNE AVEC TITRE IMPRIME EN NOIR. ILLUSTRE DE DEUX PLANCHES EN NOIR HORS TEXTE LITHOGRAPHIÉES PAR AUGUSTE BRY. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. OUVRAGE TRÈS RARE. LE MARÉCHAL BUGEAUD AVAIT AUTORISE MONSEIGNEUR DUPUCH A NÉGOCIER L'ÉCHANGE DE PRISONNIERS. L'UN DES DÉLÉGUÉS EST BERBRUGGER QUI LIVRE ICI UN COMPTE-RENDU DÉTAILLÉ DE CETTE MISSION. «LES DÉLÉGUÉS NE FURENT PAS REÇUS PAR ABD-EL-KADER MÉCONTENT DE CE QU'ILS VINSSENT NÉGOCIER SEULEMENT L'ECHANGE DES PRISONNIERS ET NON TRAITER DE LA PAIX. CE FUT LE DEY DE MILIANA QUI ÉCHANGEA AVEC EUX LES SIGNATURES.» PETITS DEFAUTS SANS GRAVITE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. (RÉFÉRENCE LIBRAIRIE : 1793). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Librairie du Château de Capens [Capens, France]
2018-10-08 00:42:00
Charles Dickens
London: Chapman & Hall. Genuine, very rare Fifth Edition of A Christmas Carol. Published in 1844, three months after the first edition. This copy comes from my late Uncle's Dickens collection and is complete, unrestored and in very good condition. It has yellow endpapers and 4 hand coloured plates by John Leech as well as 4 woodcuts by Linton. The covers and spine are firmly attached. Book is tightly bound with gilt edges. Slight mark near top of front cover from old sticker. See photos. Beautiful.
Bookseller: bibliophilecollector [London, London, GB]
2018-10-07 07:26:39
coi tipi di Luigi di Giacomo Pirola. Due volumi di cm. 26,5, pp. (16) 391 (5); (4) 506 + (2) d'errata. Due frontespizi decorati, molte testatine, finalini ed iniziali xilografiche raffiguranti vedute locali, 14 belle tavole incise all'acquatinta (ciascuna protetta da velina) e due grandi carte ripiegate in fine ai due volumi (pianta di Milano disegnata da D. Manzoni ed incisa all'acquatinta da Giuseppe Cattaneo e carta geografica dei dintorni della città incisa dall'Allodi ed impressa da Artaria). Legatura originale in cartonato rigido con titoli a stampa e stemma di Milano entro bordura ornata. Titolo e fregi incisi al dorso. Minimi segni d'uso alle cuffie, complessivamente esemplare fresco, genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, con solo rade fioriture e senza strappi alle tavole ripiegate. Prima ed unica edizione, rara, di una delle più importanti opere ottocentesche sulla storia civile e politica di Milano. L'opera fu stampata in soli 1500 esemplari; il presente esemplare è della tiratura su carta distinta recante la dedica autografa del Podestà di Milano, Casati: "Esemplare n°. 1065 offerto al Sig. Paolo Vimercati di Bergamo nella Sesta Riunione degli Scienziati Italiani. Milano 21 Settembre 1844 Il Podestà Casati". Cfr. Cat. Hoepli, 787; Predari, 164; Arrigoni, 207; Lozzi, I, 2650.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense [IT]
2018-10-07 06:54:23
Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870].
New York: J. Winchester, New World Press. [1844]. 1st US book edition (Calinescu Collection, Part I, 59; Gimbel A77; Smith American 6.3). Not in the McGuire Collection catalogue, the VanderPoel catalogue, nor Wilkins. [4], 150, [2 (blank)] pp. Text double column. 11" x 7-1/2". Later black leather spine, with printed paper title label, over period brown cloth covered boards. General wear to boards with board showing at tips & edges. Browning & foxing to paper. A Good copy. Item #42550 Somewhat uncommon edition of this Dickens title; first time we've ever had it.
Bookseller: tavistockbooks [Alameda, California, US]
2018-10-07 02:27:47
Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870].
Paris: A. and W. Galignani and Co., 1844. 1st edition thus (Hearn, p. 175). Not in Gimbel. [4], 140, [2 (blank)] pp. Published without the Leech illustrations. 8vo. 5-7/8" x 3-5/8". Modern full brown calf, with black spine labels in the 2nd & 4th compartments, raised bands. Later marbled eps. Marbled edges (original). Binding - Fine. Textblock - Very Good (bit of age-toning to paper/period pencil pos to preliminary blank). Item #44515 Quite uncommon period edition of this Dickens classic- OCLC records only 3 US institutions holding a copy. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: tavistockbooks [Alameda, California, US]
2018-10-06 23:38:31
Charles Dickens
This nine volume uniformly bound set of Charles Dickens' novels contain various editions and issues of his books. These editions have been dated using Smith's bibliography of Dickens. This set contains 279 black and white engraved plates across the nine volumes. 'Dombey and Son' The first edition in book form, later issue, as 'Chapman and Hall' is on the title page, rather than 'Bradbury and Evans', as was on the title page for the first issue. However issue points with the first edition as follows; Cuttle's hook is on his left hand on the title page and on the plate facing page 238; 'delight' is written instead of 'joy' on page 284, 5 lines up from the bottom; 'aint' instead of 'ain't' on page 14, 10 lines from bottom; 'fidgettey' rather than 'fidgety' on page 26 line 11. This copy lacks the errata, presumably because it has been rebound. This dates this edition as 1848. 'Dombey and Son' is about Paul Dombey, the owner of a shipping company, who intends to pass down ownership of his company to his son, ignoring his daughter, Florence. The novel tells the story of their family, and their hopes and fears. This copy was illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne, or 'Phiz', and contains a frontispiece, an illustrated title page, and thirty-eight plates. 'Oliver Twist' and 'A Tale of Two Cities' Two volumes in one, being an early combined edition, dated from 1877. Dated from Copac. The frontispiece of 'Oliver Twist' is 'Rose Maylie and Oliver'. 'Oliver Twist' is about the sad life of the orphaned Oliver, who travels to London and falls in with a gang of street kids led by Fagan. 'Oli … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-06 08:09:48
SAND George (HETZEL Pierre-Jules)
- Nohant décembre 1844, 10,3x16,5cm, 1 page sur un feuillet. - lettera autografa firmata da George Sand a Pierre-Jules Hetzel, scritta in inchiostro nero. Le pieghe causate dalla mailing. George Sand invio questa lettera per fissare un appuntamento con l'editore Pierre-Jules Hertzel: "Mia cara Hetzel, devo parlarvi di qualcosa che mi interessa." L'editore ha poi lavorato con George Sand due volte nel quadro di pubblicazioni collettive, nel 1839-1840 della vita privata e pubblica degli animali, e poi nel 1843 al nuovo negozio bambini. per completare - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Lettre autographe signée de George Sand à Pierre-Jules Hetzel, 10 lignes écrites à l'encre noire. Tampon des « Archives et collections de J. L. Debauve ». Pliures inhérentes à l'envoi postal. Une infime res­tauration de papier au verso du feuillet au niveau de l'une des pliures. « Mon cher Hetzel, j'ai à vous parler de quelque chose qui m'intéresse beaucoup. Pou­vez-vous venir aujourd'hui à 2 h 1/2 et être bien exact, parce que je ne peux pas être levée plus tôt, et parce que je suis forcée de sortir ensuite. » George Sand et Pierre-Jules Hetzel se rencontrent à l'occasion de leur collaboration pour les Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux à l'aube des années 1840. Plus qu'un éditeur, Sand voit en Hetzel un ami et un fidèle conseiller vers lequel elle se tourne pour des recommandations. L'implication de l'éditeur dans la vie littéraire de son temps lui permet d'obtenir la confiance de George Sand : « Dans toute la librairie je n'ai confiance qu'en vous, qui êtes non un marchand de livres mais … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2018-10-06 07:03:20
Bent, Nancy (ascribed)
[Milton, Massachusetts] 1844-1880. The drawing book and the individual drawings, correspondence, and ephemera show signs of storage wear, and soiling, but are in very good condition, overall. The drawing book, bound in contemporary ½ red leather and marbled boards is rubbed. There are no signatures on any of the drawings, merely an unidentified pencil note in the front of the drawing book, "Bent or French, Sally Bent" and several pieces of correspondence addressed to Nancy Bent and an envelope identifying the contents as "relics of Nancy Bent." There a few sparse clues, to the identity of the skillful artist. We have uncovered clues, including the family history, and others which point to Nancy Bent (1799-1889) as the artist. Nancy's father, Joseph Bent, Jr., a farmer, was born August 21, 1762 in Milton, Massachusetts, he died September 25, 1849, in Milton. Joseph Bent Jr. was a major in the militia, moderator of the town meetings in 1808, 1810 and 1814. He was the son of blacksmith Joseph Bent (1735-1774) and his wife Mehitable Crehore (-1795), both natives of Milton. Joseph Bent Jr., married Sarah White of Milton on March 20, 1787, she died January 19, 1857. Together they had three daughters, Sally Bent, born November 23, 1787, died unmarried in Milton, July 15, 1829; Eunice Bent, born January 20, 1790, died unmarried in Milton February 5, 1857; and Nancy Bent, born November 29, 1799, died unmarried in Milton, April 1, 1889, Nancy was buried in the Milton Cemetery. The 1870 Census shows that Nancy was then an inmate of the Worcester Insane Asylum, listed … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Brown Rare Books, LLC [U.S.A.]
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2018-10-06 00:17:22
Charles Dickens
London: Chapman & Hall. Genuine, very rare Seventh Edition of A Christmas Carol. Published in 1844, months after the first edition. This copy comes from my late Uncle's Dickens collection and is complete, unrestored and in very good condition. It has yellow endpapers and 4 hand coloured plates by John Leech as well as 4 woodcuts by Linton. The covers and spine are firmly attached. Book is tightly bound with gilt edges. Slight splitting at very bottom of spine but tiny. See photos. Beautiful.
Bookseller: bibliophilecollector [London, London, GB]
2018-10-05 23:30:41
William Harrison Ainsworth
London: John Mortimer, Parry, Blenkarn and Co. A presentation copy, signed by the author and addressed to the illustrator of Ainsworth's portrait frontis, Daniel Maclise. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Collated, complete. With an inscription to the recto of front endpaper noting the issue points: 'First Edition, Second Title. This set contains the whole of the etchings by G Cruikshank (14) originally issued with the novel as it first appeared in 'Ainsworth's Magazine', together with the portrait of the author engraved by Finden after Daniel Maclise. Copies as issued, contain 9 etchings only and no portrait. The present is certainly perfect with 6 plates more than the first issue. The letterpress is precisely the same, being the first printing with a fresh-dated title only. A Presentation copy from Ainsworth to Dan. Maclise: inscription on flyleaf'. St James's was originally serially published in 1844. It describes the events surrounding the end of Queen Anne's reign and the dispute between the Duke and Duchess of Malborough. This edition is the first publication of the novel in book form. CONDITION In half calf bindings. Externally, rubbed. Particularly to the boards and to the head and tail of spines. Loss to the head and tail of volume I. Remnants of stickers to the front board of volume I. Hinges to volume I are tender with cords showing. Rear hinge to volume III is slightly strained but firm. Ink inscription to recto of front endpaper to volume I explains the issue points of this first edition. Recto … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
2018-10-05 23:11:36
Homer, John McHale Archbishop of Tuam
Green cloth cover with gold title to spine. Knocks to cover corners and some splitting loss to spine, tightly bound throughout with all pages. Pages are overall very good, no foxing, Please view the photographs for more information. An t-Iliad. Air Chogadh na Tróighe. (The Iliad, Homer, in Irish)by Homer, John McHale Archbishop of Tuam Very Scarce, all Eight books of Homers Classic translated from Latin to Irish over a 25 year period, The First 1844 - Second 12 months later, page 65 - Third 1851, page 144 - Fourth 1857, page 192 - Fifth 1860, page 240 - Sixth 1860, page 325 - Seventh & Eighth 1869, page 381. Each page at the start of the book are of notes about the time elapsed between each writing and the contents upcoming. 478 pages. Green cloth cover with gold title to spine. Knocks to cover corners and some splitting loss to spine, tightly bound throughout with all pages. Pages are overall very good, no foxing, slight browning from age. Collectible Scarce first edition. 22.5 by 14.5 cm's. 645 grams. Bookseller Inventory #: 264.6 Title: An t-Iliad. Air chogadh na Tróighe. (The Iliad, Homer, in Irish) Author: Homer, John McHale Archbishop of Tuam Format/binding:Green cloth on board, gold gilt lettering, faded Book condition: Used - Good Quantity available: 1 Edition: 1st Binding: Hardcover Publisher: John Cumming, 16 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin Place: Ireland Date published: 1844 Size: 22.5 by 14.5 cm's. 645 grams. Please view the photographs for more information. All items will be posted within 1 to 2 working days after payment has been received. Items are guaranteed to be … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: markisons [Naas, IE]
2018-10-05 11:07:29
W Cornwallis Harris
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844. Second edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, lxviii, 419, [1], 32 (ads); xii, 425, [1], [2] ads; xii, 432, 32 (ads); 3 lithograph frontispieces (2 tinted, 1 hand-colored), chromolithograph dedication leaf, 3 engraved vignette title pages, engraved folding map; nice copy in original blindstamped brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Abbey, Travel 290; Czech, Africa, p. 72.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-10-05 01:53:59
Backhouse, James [James Backhouse (8 July 1794 - 20 January 1869) was a botanist and missionary for the Quaker church in Australia]. Josephine Crosfield (1851-1940)
Published by Hamilton, Adams, & Co. Paternoster Row, London First Edition . 1844. First edition hard back deluxe binding in publisher's original full black leather and gilt decorated covers, raised bands to the spine with gilt title and author lettering and tools between, gilt tools and parallel lines to the front and rear covers and returns, all page edges gilt. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains frontispiece [xvi], triptych folding map opening to 13½'' 8½''; 648 pp; lvi appendix, 24 section large folding map opening to 34'' x 21''; 15 further etchings, 28 wood engravings to the text. Two small fox spots to to the title page, light rubbing to the covers and in Very Good clean and bright condition, really lovely copy. From the private library of Frank A. Wilson (Poet, Novelist, Artist and long term resident of Mauritius), with export licence label inside the front cover from Booksellers Chas. J. Sawyer, London, to his Kensington address, dated 3rd April, 1956. With author's presentation inscription to his granddaughter. SIGNED by the author to the second front end paper 'Josephine Crosfield - From her affectionate Grandfather - James Backhouse, March 12th, 1808.' Hand written notelet loosely enclosed titled 'Notable Passages'. Member of the P.B.F.A. MAURITIUS (Mascarenhas) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member [Canterbury, United Kingdom]
2018-10-05 01:53:56
Harris, Captain William Cornwallis
London: Pelham Richardson, 1844. Hardcover. 8vo. Signed binding of contemporary half maroon morocco by R. H. Porter. Spine in six compartments, gilt titles and vignettes, raised bands tooled in gilt. Pebble-grain maroon cloth sides, all edges gilt. Bound with Plate IV, 'The Gnoo', as frontispiece. The non-hunting Plate I, 'Chief Moselekatse', appears supplied from another copy and is bound facing page 1. 24 hand colored plates, plus both the engraved, hand colored title as well as a typeset title, and with the folding map present in the rear. Plate X noted with some foxing else the plates are fine, bright and fresh. The map is also fine. The binding is fine as well, with only traces of rubbing at the edges, hinges and corners. And this edition contains the two extra chapters. Experts consider this the first big game hunting book and an essential title for any African sporting collection. Originally issued 5 years earlier with fewer monochrome plates, the third (1841) and fourth (1844) editions contain the 24 plates in vivid hand coloring. Near fine. Item #19444.
Bookseller: Thorn Books [Tucson, Arizona, US]
2018-10-05 01:53:56
Josiah Gregg
New York: Henry G. Langley, 1844. First edition, first issue, 2 volumes, 12mo, pp. xvi, [17]-320; viii, [9]-318; folding map printed in green and black (and in a fine state, with virtually no tears and no miscreasing); full-page wood-engraved map, 6 plates; modern half maroon morocco, black leather labels lettered in gilt on gilt-paneled spine; ragged fore-edges on a number of the early leaves in volume I and a scotch tape repair on the frontispiece of volume 2; that said, it's complete, sound, and the earliest issue. A cornerstone of Western Americana, acclaimed by all sources as the principal contemporary authority on the commerce and trade of the Santa Fe Trail, the Indians of the south plains, and New Mexico in the Mexican period. J. Frank Dobie calls it "one of the classics of bedrock Americana." It gives a lively, intimate, and personal account of experiences on the prairies and in northern Mexico. The "Map of the Indian Territory Northern Texas and New Mexico showing the Great Western Prairies" is by far the best map of the region up to that time and referred to by Wheat as "a cartographic landmark." "A cornerstone of all studies on the Santa Fe Trail in the early period, describing the origin and development of the trade, Gregg's own experiences, and useful statistics for 1822- 43" (Rittenhouse). Wagner- Camp 108:1; Graff 1659; Howes G-401; Rittenhouse 225; Streeter Sale I:378; Streeter, Texas 1502; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West II: pp. 186- 88; Dobie p.76; Flake 3716; Rader 1684; Raines, p. 99; Sabin 28712. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [Saint Paul, Minnesota, US]
2018-10-05 01:53:55
Henry Lushington
London: John W. Parker. Incribed by the author. First Edition. Collated: Complete with two maps (1 folding) and four pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear. Henry Lushington was an English colonial administrator and chief secretary to the government of Malta. He wrote several works, particularly musing on government and military action. The First Anglo-Afghan War was fought between the British East India Company and Afghanistan between 1839 to 1842. Many political and public voices criticised the war as rash, and it is famous now for the loss of 4,500 British and Indian soldiers to Afghan tribal fighters. Lushington's work is the reprinting in book form of two articles published in the immediate aftermath of the war. It is at once both an account and critique of the war, with which Lushington hoped to prevent repetition of similar mistakes and decisions in the future. With a presentation inscription by the author to 'Archdeacon Venables, May 1844'. Inscribed to Richard Venables (1775-1859) Archdeacon of Camarthen. CONDITION In original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart with light rubbing. Fading to spine and extremities, with wear to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound, although strained in places. Pages bright and generally clean with light scattered spotting in places. Folding map clean bright and intact. Overall Condition: Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
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