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        Henry Clay

      January 1, 1845. Broadside: Carrier's Address to the Patrons of the Daily American Citizen, January 1, 1845, one page, 12" x 19", with a decorative border. A 19 paragraph prosaic tribute to the events of the prior year with much sentiment towards Henry Clay who lost his final bid for the presidency in 1844. In that year Clay was nominated by the Whigs against James K. Polk, the Democratic candidate. Clay lost due in part to national sentiment for Polk's program "54º40' or Fight" campaign which was to settle the northern boundary of the United States with Canada then under the control of the British Empire. Clay also opposed admitting Texas as a state because he felt it would reawaken the Slavery issue and provoke Mexico to declare war. Polk took the opposite view and public sentiment was with him, especially in the Southern United States. Nevertheless, the election was close; New York's 36 electoral votes proved the difference, and went to Polk by a slim 5,000 vote margin. Liberty Party candidate James G. Birney won a little over 15,000 votes in New York and may have taken votes from Clay. Very light scattered foxing, otherwise clean and in fine condition. Ideal for display.

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        RHEIN. - Payne, A. H. (Hrsg.). Panorama of the Rhine from Mayence to Coblentz, the Siebengebirge and Cologne. In 60 Views. Exhibiting both Banks ot this beautiful River. On 20 Plates.

      Dresden und Lpz., Payne, ca. 1845 - 20,5 x 29,5 cm. 48 S. Mit gestoch. Titel und 20 Stahlstichtafeln. OBroschur. Schmitt 185. - Englische Ausgabe des Panorama-Werkes "Die Ufer des Rheins". Mit Text in Englisch und Französisch. - Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren. Die Tafeln vorwiegend in den Rändern stockfleckig, der Titel sowie der Text leicht gebräunt, ohne den Drucktitel. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        BAD KISSINGEN. - Album von Kissingen, Bocklet und Brückenau. In Stahlstichen nach Original-Zeichnungen.

      Ffm., Jügel 1845 - 21 x 28,5 cm. Farbig lithograph. Titel, 27 gestoch. Tafeln. Pp. d. Zt. mit Leinenrücken, Vdeckelillustration mit gold. Schrift. Der farbige, lithographierte Titel zeigt vier junge Frauen als Helferinnen der Wasserkur, umrahmt von Pflanzen- und Blumenornamenten sowie dem bayerischen Wappen. Die Stahlstiche nach Originalzeichnungen von Dielmann und Wegelin zeigen: Kissingen: Ansicht von der Straße nach Garitz, vom Altenberge, von der Bodenlaube, des Tempels, der Saline, von Aschach, Bad Brückenau (2), Aussicht auf die Saalbrücke, Arkaden-Bau, Kursaal, Brunnen Pavillon, Kurhausstraße, protestantische Kirche (2), Haus des Dr. Maas, des Dr. Welsch, C. Jügels litter. Magazin, Daburgers Restauration, Schweizerhäuschen, Schönbornbrunnen, Lindenmühle, Ruinen der Bodenlaube, Ruine Frimberg, Dorf und Ruine Frimberg, Claushof, Bocklet. Farbige Zwischenblätter. Ausgesprochen hübsches Buch. - Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, etwas stockfleckig.

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        Henry Clay

      January 1, 1845. Broadside: Carrier's Address to the Patrons of the Daily American Citizen, January 1, 1845, one page, 12" x 19", with a decorative border. A 19 paragraph prosaic tribute to the events of the prior year with much sentiment towards Henry Clay who lost his final bid for the presidency in 1844. In that year Clay was nominated by the Whigs against James K. Polk, the Democratic candidate. Clay lost due in part to national sentiment for Polk's program "54º40' or Fight" campaign which was to settle the northern boundary of the United States with Canada then under the control of the British Empire. Clay also opposed admitting Texas as a state because he felt it would reawaken the Slavery issue and provoke Mexico to declare war. Polk took the opposite view and public sentiment was with him, especially in the Southern United States. Nevertheless, the election was close; New York's 36 electoral votes proved the difference, and went to Polk by a slim 5,000 vote margin. Liberty Party candidate James G. Birney won a little over 15,000 votes in New York and may have taken votes from Clay. Very light scattered foxing, otherwise clean and in fine condition. Ideal for display.

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        Lincoln Defends Guilty Client Against Breaking and Entering Charge Brought by Chester Moon, Who Lincoln Beat a Year Later in a Case of Assault with a Deadly Weapon

      1845 - Autograph Manuscript Signed by Lincoln as "Lincoln & Herndon." Bottom portion of Plea, Joinder, and Notice, in the case of Moon v. Preston, June 1845. 1/2 p., 4 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. Small repair to chips and archival Japanese tissue reinforcement to crease on verso. In May 1845, Chester Moon filed suit against Isaac Preston in the Menard County Circuit Court for trespass and requested $150 in damages. Moon charged that in October 1844, Preston broke into a dwelling house that Moon owned and "made a great noise and disturbance therein" and continued for "thirty entire days." In doing so, Preston "broke to pieces, damaged, and spoiled" two doors and broke the glass, sashes, and shutters of the windows. During the entire time, Moon and his family were "not only greatly annoyed and disturbed" but Preston's actions prevented Moon from "carrying on and transacting therein his lawful and necessary affairs and business." Complete Transcript[Notice:] And the defendant notifies the plaintiff that he will offer to prove on the trial of said cause, that whenever, at any time he entered the house of the plaintiff, he did so by the leave of said plaintiff.Lincoln & Herndon pd[Acknowledgment:, in another hand:] And the Pltff takes notice / by Harris Atty[verso: Portion of File Note] Moon v. Preston / Pleas & notice / Filed June 10 1845 / N. Dresser clkHistorical BackgroundBy the end of 1844, Abraham Lincoln had been an attorney in Springfield, Illinois, for eight years, first as junior partner to his wife's cousin John Todd Stuart, and then to Stephen T. Logan, who became "almost a father to me," Lincoln later reflected. When Logan wanted to take his son David into practice, he and Lincoln amicably dissolved their partnership in December 1844. Lincoln chose William H. Herndon, who was nine years younger than he, as his new junior partner. Herndon never knew why Lincoln chose him, and "no one else does," the younger man reflected decades later. While Lincoln traveled the Eighth Judicial Circuit making political friends and impressing juries, Herndon generally practiced in Springfield and nearby counties and managed their law office.The action of Trespass was a common law remedy for landowners when someone "broke the close" or entered the invisible boundary around the owner's real property. On June 9, 1845, the Menard County Circuit Court judge gave Preston until the following morning to respond. This document is part of Preston's plea and notice written by Abraham Lincoln as his attorney. The plea asserted that Preston was not guilty because he only entered the house with Moon's permission. A jury of twelve men, including William Armstrong (who had lived with Lincoln in New Salem), heard the evidence and arguments and found Preston guilty but awarded only $5 in damages plus $11.94 in court fees.Both of these litigants were no strangers to the court. On the charge of breaking into Moon's house and breaking his windows, the state's attorney indicted Isaac Preston for malicious mischief in the November term of the Menard County Circuit Court. Preston retained Lincoln and Herndon and pleaded not guilty. The court found Preston guilty and fined him $5 plus court costs.The Town of Petersburg passed an ordinance in May 1844 banning unlawful gaming, riotous conduct, and selling liquor on Sundays in groceries, with a $10 fine for violations. In October 1844, the Petersburg officials sued Moon in a Menard County Justice of the Peace Court for violating the ordinance nine times and requested $90. The jury found for Moon, and the Petersburg officials retained Lincoln and appealed to the Menard County Circuit Court. There, at the November 1844 term, the jury found for the town and awarded $90. The court denied Moon's motion for a new trial but granted him an appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court. However, he and the town officials reached a settlement; Moon paid $50 plus court costs.Chester Moon (d. c. 1870) was a Yankee wh. (See website for full description)

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        The beauties of the Bosporus. Ansichten des Bosphorus und Constantinopels

      London, Virtue, ca, 1845 - 162 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen kleinere Gebrauchsspuren, Ecken und Kanten berieben, innen sauber und ordentlich,Einband beschabt Q42 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 18400

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        Romeo och Julia Sorgspel Öfversättning af F A Dahlgren [Romeo and Juliet]

      Stockholm, 1845. Uncut in the original printed yeallow wrappers. A very fresh, clean and bright copy. ¶ The rare first Swedish edition of Romeo and Juliet. <br><br>The book also contains a cast-list for the first performance of the play in Stockholm, for which the translation was made. <br><br>OCLC lists merely four copies outside of Sweden.

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        Adventures in the Pacific;

      1845 - with observations on the natural productions, manners and customs of the natives of the various islands; together with remarks on Missionaries, British and other Residents, etc.etc.First edition. 8vo. Fine contemporary-style half calf, marbled boards. xii, 290, [2], 32ads.pp. Dublin, Wm. Curry, Jun. & Co., ?The Pacific Ocean has of late excited great interest. in consequence of the political transactions occurring at the Polynesian islands, particularly ?Tahiti? The aggressions of the French have caused England to be on the watch, and Queen Pomare's remote but beautiful islands have and are likely to produce differences between those two great powers? (Preface). Coulter not only visited Tahiti, but the Galapagos, the Society Islands and the Marquesas (where he was tattooed, assumed the native costume and joined in a tribal war. Hill, 385. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letters and Dispatches of John Churchill the First Duke of Malborough from 1702-1712

      Murray, London 1845 - 5 vols. Frontispiece portrait. Contemporary half calf. A fine set in contemporary red half calf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Buffon - Complet en 6 Vol. In-4 - Gravures en Couleurs

      Paris, Libraire-Editeur Abel Ledoux 1845 - 641pp. in-4 relié -4ème édition. Complet en 6 Volumes In-4 (297x198 mm), X-406+423+452+416+422+641 pages. Livres reliés, Demi-Cuir, Dos lisses avec Auteur, titre et tomaison en lettres dorées. Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec les suites par M. Achille Comte. Accompagnées de 161 planches en couleurs représentant plus de 800 animaux et d'un beau portrait de Buffon en noir en frontispice -Dessins par Victor Adam, gravés sur acier par MM. Muller, Lalaisse, Durand, Beaupré, Colin, Giroux, Migneret, Jeolliot, Gelé, etc. Reliures en assez mauvais état: frottements importants avec quelques manques de cuir aux dos, charnières fendues et fendillées, dorures passées aux dos. A noter des défoliations au tome 5. Intérieurs satisfaisants malgré des taches et brunissures avec assez peu de rousseurs. Rare. Poids: 9690 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue de Como prise de la route de Suisse

      1845. Veduta della città di Como presa dalle alture alle spalle di Villa Olmo. In primo piano sulla sinistra la scena è animata dalla raffigurazione di un gruppo di personaggi, con ogni probabilità turisti dell'epoca. Ottima conservazione

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        L'Irlande au dix neuvième siècle

      Mandeville[|Curmer ] 1845 - - Mandeville[ Curmer ], Paris 1845 (S.d), In-4 (22,5x28,5cm), 126pp. 62Pl., relié. - Edition originale magnifiquement illustrée de 62 planches gravées sur acier par Bartlett dont un frontispice et un titre gravé, le tout sur velin fort. Introduction par le Baron Taylor. Une carte. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge à coins de chagrin vers 1860 signée Amand. Dos à nerfs janséniste. Titre doré.Frottement en tête et en bordures. Une estafilade à un coin. Petites tache sombres sur le cuir du plat supérieur. Ensemble très frais hormis quelques très rares brunissures, notamment sur les marges de 2 planches qui en contiennent de nombreuses. Exemplaire grand de marge, non rogné. Le texte est la narration du voyage réalisé par Prévost, celui-ci démarre à Londres, Windsor, Bristol puis débarque à Cork et visite toute l'Irlande. Considérations historiques, géographiques. Moeurs des Irlandais. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] A magnificently illustrated first edition of 62 plates engraved on steel by Bartlett, including a frontispiece and an engraved title, all on strong vellum. Introduction by Baron Taylor. A map. Binding in half red morocco with corners of shagreen about 1860 signed Amand. Back to jansenist nerves. Gilded title. Friction at the head and edges. A shuttle to a corner. Small dark spot on the leather of the upper dish. Set very fresh except a few rare browns, especially on the margins of 2 boards that contain many. Large margin copy, not trimmed. The text is the narration of the journey realized by Prévost, this one starts in London, Windsor, Bristol then disembarks in Cork and visits all the Ireland. Historical and geographical considerations. Moors of the Irish . 126pp. 62Pl. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      M[ünchen], 7. II. 1845. - 2 SS. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Euer Wohlgeboren wollen gefälligst eine nochmalige Belästigung entschuldigen. - Gute Gedanken kommen oft sehr spät. - Als die Statue auf dem Wagen lag, fiel mir ein, daß Sie vielleicht ein Paar hundert Gulden Eingangszoll [.] zahlen müßen. Ich ließ daher die Fracht einstweilen eingestellt, und die Kiste aufbewahren, bis ich durch Sie weitere Verhaltungsregeln bekommen, wie hoch ich den Werth zu declariren habe [.]".

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        Eigenh. Brief Karl Ludwigs mit U. und eigenh. Zeichnungen Kaiser Franz Josefs.

      O. O., um 1845. - 4 SS. 8vo. Die Zeichnungen zeigen zwei Soldaten, einen Hund und eine Landschaft. Der Brief des etwa 12-jährigen Erzherzog Carl Ludwig mit Zeichnungen seines etwa 15-jährigen Bruders Erzherzog Franz Joseph geht an die von den Kindern hochgeschätzte Erzieherin Baronin Luise Sturmfeder: "Liebe gute Amie. Ich schreibe dir heute wieder ein Mahl um dir Freude zu machen. Und sogar auf so einem Papier welches der Franzi gezeichnet hat, und ein ebenso schönes wie er dir gemacht hat damit du darauf der Lotte schreiben kannst. Ich hoffe daß du wieder bald zu uns essen kommen kannst. Ich freue mich heute schon ausserordentlich auf daß gute Mittagsmahl wovon du gestern den Speisezettel geschrieben hast [.]".

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        Piazza delle Erbe-Verona

      1845. Litografia, titolata e firmata in basso a sinistra. Mm 285x415, tratta dal volume " The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Italy. From the time of Costantine to the fifteenth Century, with an introduction and text by Henry Gally Knight". Bellissima veduta della più amata piazza della città animata da scene di mercato

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        The Piazza, Perugia

      Londra 1845 - Litografia su disegno di D. Quaglio, 279x411. Tratta da "The ecclesiastical architecture of Italy" di Henry Gally Knight. Bell'esemplare con qualche sporadica macchiolina marginale.

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        Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States, including Officers of the Marine Corps, for the Year 1845 (Chief Engineer William W. Wood's personal copy dated the week he received his promotion - Signed by Wm. W. Wood - Chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineers and one of the Pioners of the Steam Navy)

      C. Alexander, Printer, Washington DC 1845 - Original softcover publication - no a bound library edition. Hand sewn and annotated with a drawing of an anchor showing who the booklet belonged to: Inscription on cover reads: " William W. Wood - Chief Engineer - W. S. Navy - Washington D.C. March 12, 1845". From the Wikipedia webpage for William W. Wood: Chief Engineer William W. W. Wood (1818¿31 August 1882) was an engineer of the United States Navy, who served as Engineer-in-Chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineering from 1873 until 1877. He was appointed to the Navy from New York on 15 March 1845 with the rank of chief engineer. He spent his first two years in the navy stationed at the Pensacola Navy Yard, Florida. He briefly did special duty at Boston, and then from 1850 to 1853 served on the paddle-sloop Saranac in the Home Squadron. From 1854 to 1857, Wood superintended the constructions of the engines of the screw-frigate Merrimack at Cold Spring, New York. His next appointment was for two years serving in the screw-sloop Lancaster on the Pacific Squadron. From 1862 to 1866 Wood spent most of his time on special duty in Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Wood was assigned to the United States Naval Academy from 1866 to 1867. Wood was Inspector of Machinery Afloat in New York from 1870 to 1872. Wood was promoted to engineer-in-chief in 1872, and was appointed Chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineering on 20 March 1873, his successor was appointed on 3 March 1877. Wood was assigned to special duty in 1878, and was placed on the retired list on 31 May 1880. As noted on the Wikipedia Page, W. W. Wood received the promotion to Chief Engineer effective March 15, 1845 and on this publication he dated it March 12, 1845. This is a one-of-a-kind item that one of the pioneers of the steam navy likely received upon his promotion to Chief Engineer. hand made covers, hand sewn. Upper corner missing from front and large sections of both corners missing from rear. Large oil stain on front that bleeds all the way through. See photos for condition details. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Robinson Suisse Traduit de l'Allemande de Wyss par Mme Elise Voiart. Précédé d'une introduction de M. Charles Nodier. Orné de 200 vignettes d'aprés les dessins de M. Ch. Lemercier Fore-Edge Painting of Two Islands in the Venetian Lagoon

      Paris: Lavigne 1845 - Paris: Lavigne, 1845. Full leather with gilt tiland cloth boards. Single volume in full black leather binding with gilt titles and decorations and a fore-edge painting of Two Islands in the Venetian Lagoon by Stephen St Clair Smallwood. This fore-edge was done in 2011 in Quncinetto, Italy The leather is a little worn round the edges, spine has four raised bands with gilt titles and decoration. The bands and the spine ends are worn, all page edges are gilt. The pastedowns are marbled, text in good clean condition. The hinges are firm and the binding tight.     Condition Report Externally Spine &#150; good condition &#150; gently worn and rubbed. Joints &#150; good condition &#150; gently rubbed. Corners &#150; good condition &#150; bumped and worn. Boards &#150; good condition &#150; wear. Page edges &#150; good condition &#150; gilt with a fore-edge painting. See above and photos. Internally Hinges &#150; good condition &#150; solid. Paste downs &#150; good condition. End papers &#150; good condition. Title &#150; good condition. Pages &#150; good condition &#150; clean, some foxing. Binding &#150; good condition &#150; very attractive. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1845 Binding: HardbackParis: Lavigne, 1845. Full leather with gilt tiland cloth boards. Single volume in full black leather binding with gilt titles and decorations and a fore-edge painting of Two Islands in the Venetian Lagoon by Stephen St Clair Smallwood. This fore-edge was done in 2011 in Quncinetto, Italy The leather is a little worn round the edges, spine has four raised bands with gilt titles and decoration. The bands and the spine ends are worn, all page edges are gilt. The pastedowns are marbled, text in good clean condition. The hinges are firm and the binding tight.     Condition Report Externally Spine &#150; good condition &#150; gently worn and rubbed. Joints &#150; good condition &#150; gently rubbed. Corners &#150; good condition &#150; bumped and worn. Boards &#150; good condition &#150; wear. Page edges &#150; good condition &#150; gilt with a fore-edge painting. See above and photos. Internally Hinges &#150; good condition &#150; solid. Paste downs &#150; good condition. End papers &#150; good condition. Title &#150; good condition. Pages &#150; good condition &#150; clean, some foxing. Binding &#150; good condition &#150; very attractive. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1845 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Musical Notes Learned in a Day; or, The child&apos;s pictorial friend.

      Exeter: sold by Messrs. Fitze & Hannaford. [1845] 2pp litho. preface with folding 12pp litho. panorama, each with a captioned image & 2 staves of music. Orig. printed paper boards, black roan spine; dulled, crease lower corner of front board, spine a little rubbed. A nice copy of a very scarce item.Not in the BL; no copies recorded on Copac; Morgan Library only on OCLC. Each section of the panorama represents a different set of notes and is accompanied by an image and phrase to learn the note sequence. For example, &apos;spaces in the stave Bass&apos; (A, C, E, & G) is accompanied by an image captioned &apos;A Chinese employed gathering&apos;. &apos;Ledger spaces Treble&apos; (G, B, D, F, A, C, E) includes an image and caption: &apos;good boy dancing for aunt Caroline&apos;s entertainment&apos;. The directions at the end of the preface are that &apos;the pupil should commit the sentences to memory, then take the first letter of each word and apply it to the lines and spaces in the stave, above and below as specified in the illustration&apos;. The preface is dated May 24th, 1845, Larkbeare House, Exeter.

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        Kosmos: Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung. Vols. I - V

      Stuttgart und Tubingen: Cotta, 1845-62. Hardcover. Good. 5 vols.: xvi, 493; 544, [8], 644; 649; 1297 p. 22 cm.Leather spines with cloth boards. Raised bands and blank and gilt impressing on spines. Chipped spine ends and tape repair to spine head, vol. 2. Corners bumped and edges worn. Tape repairs to internal hinges. Dampstains and foxing. German fraktur text.

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        Vingt Ans Après [Twenty Years After]

      Brussels: Société belge de librairie Hauman, 1845. First Edition. Cloth. Very good. 7 vols. in 3. 1st edition (in French), 1st issue (16mo. in 7 vols.). This 1st edition is the real deal, unquestionably preceding Baudry's Paris edition, and Hauman's own 2nd edition (18mo. in 10 vols.), the 3 other 1845 Brussels editions, and all the rest. Any arguments against its priority test logic. Munro clearly states that this edition, and this issue of it, is the 1st of all, and no one has cogently tendered any other sequence. 19th century purple cloth, spines faded to tan, very good, bound without half-titles but otherwise whole, with Romanesque Aventure de ma vie, par le Bibliophile Jacob, filling out the final 93 pages of vol. VII, as issued. Compelling, appealing, and scarce, and though this edition's priority over the Paris edition is sure, some collectors would pay 20 times our price for Baudry's edition and swear it is the only one bestowing pride of ownership, while others would insist that 1st is always best. And that's because each of us looks at any given book, and sees what we see, and what we see is not always the same. Like sometimes I look into the face of our dog (Lily the Kid) and see fatalistic sadness and wistful anguish, when all she is really doing is staring at the lamp waiting for a circling moth to run out of gas. Twenty Years After is the first sequel to The Three Musketeers, set in the political upheaval of 1648-1649, and I'll maintain it's the most historical of Dumas' historical romances. It opens during 2 civil wars, and only the charisma of the Musketeers could possibly hold up the fictional portion of the plotline, against the dizzying storms of such volatile historical events, coincident and parallel revolts against the absolute power of the crown, the parliamentary insurrection in France of the first Fronde (which mostly collapsed into the Peace of Rueil, and 3 years of fragmented, factional intrigues) and those in England of Cromwell's second Civil War (which culminated in the 1649 execution of King Charles I and the establishment of the Commonwealth). The historical action first divides, then occupies, then infects, engulfs, and finally reunites the Musketeers, now all grown up, savvy, constant, dynamic, and ready for the personal defiance demanded by the times.

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        Scenery and Reminiscences of Ceylon

      Published for the Author by Ackermann and Co, London 1845 - (19 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches). [4], 48 pp., plus lithographed additional title and 12 lithographed plates. Publisher's green cloth boards, upper cover stamped in gilt, expertly rebacked to style with dark green morocco Scarce folio lithographed view book of Ceylon. Deschamps, an officer in the Royal Artillery, spent nine years in Sri Lanka (1828-1838), during which time he compiled the material contained in this work. He aims were broad, and as he noted in his preface included representing the scenery, customs, objects, dress, and professions. "The views are twelve in number and have been selected as representing some of the scenes and objects most familiar to those who are acquainted with Ceylon, and, as being, from their associations, most likely to prove interested to the generality of them; and, at the same time, every opportunity has been seized to illustrate costumes, as well as the habits and occupations of the natives" (Preface). The images, after drawings by the author, are lithographed by Giles and Hanhart. The plates comprise: Fort of Colombo; The Galli Face Esplanade; Adam's Peak and the Take of Colombo; Slave Island; Adam's Peak and Slave Island; Colpitty; The Ferry House; Bhudhist Temples; The Ferry at Bentotte; The Rock of Mulkirricalle; The Lake of Kanuy; Great Elephant Kraal. Abbey Travel 414. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album der Erinnerung an Gastein und seine Umgebung in 17 in Stahl gestochenen Ansichten.

      Salzburg, Baldi, o. J. [um 1845]. 8°. 1 Bll. + Titel + 17 Tafeln. Blind- und goldgeprägter OLwd. N/W 70: Mit allen altkolorierten Tafeln (!). - Fachmännisch restauriert, stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp., Ebd. etw. fleckig. - Mit den Ansichten: Wildbad Gastein in drei verschiedenen Ansichten, Ansicht von der Wandelbahn, Straubinger Platz in Gastein, Der obere Gasteiner Wasserfall, Villa Sr. k.k. Hoheit Erzh. Johann, St. Nikolaus-Kirche in Gastein, Böckstein bei Gastein, Der Schleierfall bei Gastein, Nassfeld bei Gastein, Schweizerhütte in Gastein, Hofgastein, Pass Klamm, Lender Wasserfall, Werfen und Pass Lueg. - Beeindruckende Illustrationen in einem schönes Expl. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Salis

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        Album vom Salzkammergute und Linz in 15 Ansichten

      Selbstverlag 1845 Selbstverlag, Salzburg, 1845. 15 Stahlstichtafeln mit je einem Seidenhemdchen, 64 Seiten Text, original Leinen mit geprägtem Titel, groß-oktav, (gering fleckig und bestoßen) - gutes komplettes Exemplar/ Die Ansichten zeigen: 1. St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee, 2. St. Wolfgang, 3. Ischl von Theresienhütte, 4. Ischl von der Seite des Praters, 5. Hallstadt, 6. Der Waldbach-Strub bei Hallstadt, 7. Der Gossausee mit dem Dachstein, 8. Weissenbach am Attersee, 9. Mondsee, 10. Ebensee, 11. Traunkirchen mit dem Spitzelstein, 12. Gmunden vom Calvarienberge, 13. Der Traunfall, 14. Linz vom Jägermair, 15. Linz von der Straßer-Aue - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Österreich

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        LES CARACTÈRES OU LES MOEURS DE CE SIÈCLE PAR LA BRUYÈRE SUIVIS DU DISCOURS À L'ACADÉMIE ET DE LA TRADUCTION DE THÉOPHRASTE.

      - Paris, Belin - Leprieur, 1845. 18 x 27 cm. XXVI + 488 pages. Ouvrage orné de nombreuses gravures dans le texte et de 25 gravures hors-texte imprimées sur papier fin et contrecollées sur du papier fort. Tranche supérieure dorée. Magnifique reliure d'art en demi-cuir de Russie noir à larges coins. Dos lisse orné d'un motif en mosaïque de peau. Quelques rares piqûres sans gravité, sinon ouvrage en excellent état et de toute beauté. Envoi de photographies sur demande.

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        Teilansicht, Kettenbrücke ( Friedrichsbrücke ), mit Darstellung des "Festzug bei der Einweihung der Kettenbrücke zu Mannheim am 15. november 1845".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte ( anonym ), 1845, 19 x 26 Seltene Ansicht, bei Schefold nicht verzeichnet. Blick von der Neckarstraße zur 1845 eingeweihten "Kettenbrücke" über den Neckar, die 1889 wieder abgerissen wurde.

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        Illustrated Commonplace Book of Matthew Weston Muggridge.

      1845 91pp ms. on both sides of 46 4to sheets, illustrated throughout with well executed watercolours; sl. dusted but nice and clean overall. Contemp. marbled card boards, paper label on front board &apos;Scrap Book vol. I&apos;; expertly rebacked with maroon morocco, lacking corner pieces, strengthening to inner following hinge. Inscribed on inside of front board: &apos;M. Weston Muggridge, January 1845&apos;.An attractive and accomplished juvenile commonplace book by Matthew Weston Muggridge of Monmouthshire, most likely created during his early to mid teenage years. The illustrated verses include &apos;The Battle of Trafalgar&apos;, &apos;Ode on the death of a favourite cat&apos;, &apos;The gladiator&apos; (from Childe Harrold&apos;s Pilgrimage), &apos;Henry II&apos;, &apos;Richard II&apos;, and &apos;The death of Julius Caesar&apos;.

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        La Reine Margot [Marguerite de Valois]

      Paris: Garnier, 1845. First Edition. 1/2 calf. Very good. 6 vols. 1st edition, preceded by a serialization in the newspaper La Presse (Dec. 1844-Apr. 1845), and generally coinciding with, or preceding, the Brussels pirated editions. Contemporary 1/2 speckled roan, small chip to the spine base of vol. IV, rubs to paper sides, else very good, unrepaired, nice margins, complete with half-titles. The first Valois novel, a high beam book, both great (Dumas at the pinnacle of his genius) and rare (ABPC shows no auction sales and OCLC lists just 2 sets in libraries, world wide, Yale and Cal. State Northridge, and though we found another in France, 3 plus this one is still as elusive as any novel from his pen). A noble copy, ex-a German Prince with his armorial stamp to each title page. La Reine Margot is an electrifying tour de force, and an enrapturing read, pulsating with life (une grande classique). It opens in 1572, initiating a trilogy that devalues family values, and novelizes the events surrounding the last French dynastic transition (from Valois to Bourbon), and it's entrenched among the very finest historical romances of all time, but why listen to me? I'll quote from F. W. Reed, bibliographer, collector, and academic champion of Alexandre Dumas, builder of the comprehensive library, and a serious intellectual, who was not generally given to exaggeration or overstatement, and most assuredly was not, when his subject was equating one Dumas novel to another. "Some of Dumas finest historical portraits are to be found here, indeed it is probable...they have left their indelible stamp upon the historians...[including], Charles IX, Catherine de Medici, Henri de Navarre, Marguerite de Valois [and] Henri (Duc) de Guise. The fictional characters, La Mole and Coconnas, are only surpassed by the Musketeers themselves, as types of the truest of friends, and brothers-in-arms." And Douglas Munro, the bibliographer of Dumas' editions in French, states clearly, and without much argument that: "…it [La Reine Margot] was seen to be better constructed and, by and large, better written than the immortal 'Les Trois Mousquetaires.'" Not as famous in America as The Three Musketeers or The Count of Monte- Cristo, due to it being more serious, authentic, bloody, tenacious, political, and following history more faithfully. The pace is mercilessly fast, and the action is constant, and all the clashing, scheming, factions believe they serve a higher, noble purpose, so it is replete with complexities, and a shifting choice of heroes, and therefore, was never seen as a straightforward, movie friendly swashbuckler. And yet it lingered, cinematically irresistible, until an exotic, and prodigious, and expensive, French, German and Italian financed, Patrice Chéreau directed, film was finally written, made, and released in 1994. It starred Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Virna Lisi, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Dominique Blanc, and Vincent Perez, and is well worth an Amazon download if you're ready to turn your sofa into a shock station. And unlike most movies based on historical novels, this one captured much of Dumas' darkness, daring, villainy, valor, and wicked intrigue. And yes the sex is in your face, but hey, you can always wash your face. And as for books and films generally: Rooting for the lame book you overpaid for to be made into a film to help you out, is like the collectible ceramic plate industry rooting for Taylor Swift to have a tragic death (Book Code). Not unexpectedly, the book is even better than the movie, and, like most books adapted to film, it is so just because it is reading, because reading is amazing. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it unfolds at exactly the pace you choose, it is blissfully silent, it can be companionship for your feelings, or escape from them, it is simultaneously exercise and rest for your mind, you can read with focus or skip judiciously, it tells you other peoples' thoughts and lets you compare them to your own, it gives you knowledge of your world, and experience of the wider world, you can read to remember or read to forget, it is morally illuminating, and further, we live at the level of our language, so reading's uplifting possibilities bestow the gift of wings. Knowing that a good book awaits you at day's end, makes that whole day happier.

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        HISTOIRE DU CONSULAT ET DE L'EMPIRE. Faisant suite à l'histoire de la révolution française.

      Paulin et Lheureux, 1845. In-8 p. (mm. 205x127), 20 volumi, mezza pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, molto ben illustrati da 75 tavole f.t. (inc. su acciaio) + un volume di Atlante, in folio (mm. 430x273), "dressé et dessiné sous la direction de M. Thiers par MM. A. Dufour et Duvotenay, gravé sur acier par Dyonnet", 1859. L'Atlante, rilegato in mz. pelle coeva (con abras.), fregi e tit. oro al dorso, contiene pp. (4) e 66 carte geografiche e piante (5 a doppia pag. di cui 2 a colori) inc. su acciaio. "Prima edizione". Questa "grande composition historique à laquelle on n'a pu reprocher qu'un peu de prolixité dans les détails militaires", come cita il Brunet,V,822, copre il periodo storico dal novembre 1799 al maggio 1821 e fu pubblicata con o senza le 75 tavole di illustrazioni. Cfr. anche Graesse,VII,135 - Lorenz,IV,496. Esemplare con fiorit. interc. nel t., alc. note a matita colorata, 1 pag. di Indice (vol. 19°) con picc. manc. di testo, ma in buono stato di conservazione. L'Atlante è ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen des Menschen der verschiedenen Rassen und Stämme nach den neuesten Entdeckungen und vorzüglichsten Originalien. Dritte vermehrte Auflage. 11 Lieferungen in 11 Heften (alles Erschienene).

      Zürich, J. Honegger, 1845. - Folio. Bedruckte Org.-Broschuren. Mit lithographischem Titel und 55 lithographischen Tafeln. Sehr wohlerhaltenes Exemplar in den seltenen Org.-Broschuren, nur stellenweise minimal braunfleckig. Hirsch-Hübotter 78. Vgl. Nissen, ZBI, 3675 (gebundene Ausgabe). &#150; Interessante Naturgeschichte, die den Versuch einer Systematisierung der verschiedenen Ethnien, hier noch unter vor-evolutionistischem Blickwinkel unternimmt. Die Tafeln zeigen zunächst die Anatomie, Muskeln und Nerven des Menschen, widmen sich jedoch im Anschluß ausschließlich der Darstellung von Bewohnern indigener afrikanischer, amerikanischer, asiatischer und ozeanischer Gebiete sowie einiger europäischer Fürstlichkeiten. Daneben werden auch traditioneller Körperschmuck wie Tätowierungen und Dekor dargestellt. Heinrich Rudolph Schinz (1777-1850) war Arzt und Naturforscher in Zürich, er begründete die &#132;Schweizerische naturforschende Gesellschaft" und eine bedeutende zoologische Sammlung. &#132;Mit den hervorragenden Forschern des In- und Auslandes, so dem Prinzen Maximilian zu Wied, Bonpland, Agassiz, stand er im wissenschaftlichen und freundlichen Verkehr" (ADB XXXI, 304). 3000 g

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        An original design for a porcelain pitcher

      [Paris, 1845. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. A rare example of an original watercolour design for porcelain, by the Samson factory of Paris. This finished design was intended as a reference source from which the porcelain painters could work, using the design as a guide for the colours and image to be transformed from paper into fine porcelain. The French porcelain manufactory of Samson & Cie. was established by "Edmé Samson (b. Paris, 1810; d. Paris, 1891) at 7, Rue Vendôme (later Rue Béranger) in Paris. The intention of the firm was to reproduce ceramics from museums and private collections, and it claimed that all such reproductions would be distinctly marked to avoid confusion with the originals. In 1864, the factory was moved to Montreuil by Samson's son, Emile Samson (1837-1913). The range of wares included copies of 18th-century porcelain from such factories as Sèvres, Chelsea, Meissen and Derby, Chinese export-wares, especially armorial wares decorated with famille rose colours and mugs decorated with the Fitzhugh pattern, Delftware, Iznikware, maiolica and faience." ( Grove Dictionary of Art ).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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