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        Piazza delle Erbe-Verona

      Londra 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 pi? amata piazza della citt? animata da scene di mercato

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        Palazzo Pubblico Sienna.

      Londra, 1845 - Litografia su disegno di D. Quaglio, 282x355. Tratta da "The ecclesiastical architecture of Italy" di Henry Gally Knight. Bell'esemplare. veduta di citt?.

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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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        Musical Notes Learned in a Day; or, The child'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, 'spaces in the stave Bass' (A, C, E, & G) is accompanied by an image captioned 'A Chinese employed gathering'. 'Ledger spaces Treble' (G, B, D, F, A, C, E) includes an image and caption: 'good boy dancing for aunt Caroline's entertainment'. The directions at the end of the preface are that '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'. 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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        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 'Scrap Book vol. I'; expertly rebacked with maroon morocco, lacking corner pieces, strengthening to inner following hinge. Inscribed on inside of front board: 'M. Weston Muggridge, January 1845'.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 'The Battle of Trafalgar', 'Ode on the death of a favourite cat', 'The gladiator' (from Childe Harrold's Pilgrimage), 'Henry II', 'Richard II', and 'The death of Julius Caesar'.

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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.

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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). – 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 „Schweizerische naturforschende Gesellschaft" und eine bedeutende zoologische Sammlung. „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 ).

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        Palmer's Computing Scale [ Full Size ]

      Massachusetts: Aaron Palmer 1843 [ but circa 1845 ]. A circular slide rule. 10 15/16 x 11 inches x 3/8 inch thick constructed of two layers of book board. The upper board with a cutout volvelle in a circular form attached to the rear book board with a metal rivet. Upper board with affixed lithograph to both inner volvelle and outer remainder, showing scales, decorative elements, and imprint information. 1/4 inch gilded leather trim affixed to the edges, and holding the pair of boards together (also likely glued in the area without the volvelle). The rear board also covered with a lithographed sheet, this time a set of instructions and covering most of the leather edge wrapper. Front and rear lithographs lightly lacquered. Scuffed and with uniform minor wear. Leather trim is worn with some loss. The recessed metal 'button' insert usually present in the volvelle for turning is lacking, leaving a 5/16 inch blank cutout which serves the same purpose. The volvelle is warped away from the plane of the base but turns freely. Some evidence of dampstaining to the disc in one portion raising the grain a bit underneath the lithographed overlay. There is a small nail (?) hole where it likely was hung on the wall. The usual darkening to the varnish on the rear instructions. Instructions and scales quite readable and in nice condition given the construction standards of these objects. Engraved by George G. Smith, 186 Washington St. Boston in center of volvelle. Boards. Palmer's Computing Scale (so noted in the center of the volvelle) is one of the most desirable objects for those who collect early American Slide Rules and calculating devices. It is important because it is, as far as we are aware, the First American circular slide rule. Designed by Mr. Aaron Palmer and Mr. George G Smith in early 1841, a prototype was shown in early 1842, and later in Boston in the fall of 1843. It was first released commercially in 1843, and underwent a continual, if minor, set of changes during the next few years. We have yet to find two examples of this device that are exactly the same, and suspect that only a few were made at one time allowing for dynamic changes as needed. Fuller later bought the rights and added a second wheel (the Time Telegraph) to the rear and publishing the instructions separately, starting in 1845. This is a later example (still within a few years of original publication but before Fuller bought the rights in 1845). The rear board has four columns of text and many examples of the application of the slide rule rather than a list of guage points as in earlier examples. It also notes in the lower left 'Stereotyped by T. S. Sprague, Hartford, CT' and the printer's name (Ela) is no longer present as it is in earlier examples. For more information on these fascinating objects, see Origins of Cyberspace #353, Feazel (Journal of the Oughtred Society Vol 3, No 1 and Vol 4, No 1), and Barnes, Slide Rule Gazette Issue 6 Aug 2005. Good.

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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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        NOUVELLES RUSSES. Traduction française publiée par Louis VIARDOT. Tarass Boulba - Les Mémoires d'un fou - La Calèche - Un Ménage d'autrefois - Le Roi des Gnomes.

      Paulin, Editeur 1845 - In-12 ( 180 X 115 mm ) de VII-324 pages, ( 1 ) ffnch. de table, demi oasis anthracite, dos à nerfs janséniste avec date dorée en queue, étui bordé ( Reliure signée de Yves RAMEAU ). Première édition française traduite par Louis VIARDOT avec la collaboration d'Ivan TOURGUENIEV et Stepan GUEDEONOV. Quelques rousseurs claires, bel exemplaire très bien relié. Très rare. Littérature,Edition-originale,Russie,Reliure,Rameau [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Grundlagen einer allgemeinen Mannichfaltigkeitslehre. Ein mathematisch-philosophischer Versuch in der Lehre des Unendlichen.

      47 S. Halbleder Guter Zustand. Privater Einband. Papier alterungsbedingt vergilbt. Leder leicht beschabt. Georg Cantor (1845-1918) ist der Begründer der Mengenlehre.

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        A Christmas Carol

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1845. In prose. Being a ghost story of Christmas. Small octavo. Original red cloth, gilt title and floral decoration to spine, floral panelling to covers in blind, all edges gilt. Illustrated hand-coloured frontispiece, 3 hand-coloured steel plates, 4 woodcuts. Bookplate of John Byram to pastedown, pencilled ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine slightly faded, light offsets from the plates, plate facing p. 150 slightly torn at head and foot of gutter. A very good copy. Eleventh Chapman and Hall edition. This edition preceded the Bradbury and Evans edition, where Dickens, unhappy with dwindling returns, had Bradbury and Evans publish "Eleventh" and "Twelfth" editions under their own imprint in 1846.

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        The Family Physician. Being a Domestic Medical Work, Written in Plain Style,,, and Divided into Four Parts. 1st, Hygiene, 2nd History and Cure of General Disease, 3rd, History and Cure of Diseases Incident to Children & Females, 4th, ... (Truncated)

      Z. D. Cottrell, 1845, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Fair Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition. Full Book Title: The Family Physician. Being a Domestic Medical Work, Written in Plain Style,,, and Divided into Four Parts. 1st, Hygiene, 2nd History and Cure of General Disease, 3rd, History and Cure of Diseases Incident to Children & Females, 4th, History of Medicines, etc. Professionally rebound in leather. Interior quite stained, from mildew (completely neutralized) and paper browning but the paper is not brittle. Folger was a physician to the Cherokees and accompanied the band removed to the Oklahoma territory (he went by train) and his record of treatment during that trek is preserved in Federal archives. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 320 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 pounds or less. Category: Medicine & Health; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 14910.

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        THE MANSIONS OF ENGLAND. One hundred and forty-six coloured engravings of country seats of the royal family, nobility, and gentry. After original designs by W. Westall, R.A., T.H. Shepherd, J. Gendall, and others.

      London, M.A. Nattali, no date circa 1845. Dated from watermarks circa 1845, VOLUME I ONLY OF 2, 8vo, approximately 240 x 150 mm, 9½ x 5¾ inches, 72 hand coloured aquatints each with title printed beneath and below this the Ackermann Repository of Arts number and date of original publication in that periodical, pages: viii, 136, bound in full crushed burgundy morocco, ornate gilt borders to covers, gilt raised bands, gilt rules, gilt decoration and lettering in compartments, ornate gilt dentelles (turn ins), top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Slightest rubbing to corners, tiny rubbed area to fore-edge of upper cover, two tiny scrapes to lower cover, slight pale offsetting from some plates onto facing text, a little heavier in places, faintest offsetting of text onto 3 plates, pale foxing to reverse of a couple plates, light indentated line to plate page 115 due to binding crease on facing text page, occasional pale fox spot to text margins, 6 pages have minute closed tear to fore-edge. A very good copy. Only 63 plates listed in the Contents but there are actually 71 of mansions and 1 of Gray's Monument at Stoke Poges as required. The plates were first published by Ackermann in his Repository of Arts. They were then collected together and issued in book form undated with the title "Views of country seats of the royal family, nobility, and gentry, of England" (1830), reissued in 1832, also undated. Later impressions were published as ours with Nattali's imprint. See Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates, No. 13, the plates listed are the same as in this volume. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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