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        The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson.

      London: Henry Colburn, , 1845?6. 7 volumes, octavo. Original blue-green combed cloth, title gilt to spines with compartments in blind, panels in blind to the boards with arabesque corner-pieces enclosing a large central tool of an Admiralty coronet within a roundel containing Nelson's Trafalgar signal, in gilt to the front boards and in blind to the rear, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. Portrait frontispiece to Volume I, 4 facsimile letters and 3 plans, 2 of them folding. Contemporary bookseller's ticket (Folthorp of Brighton) to front pastedown of 3 volumes; gift inscription dated 1854 to front free endpaper of first volume. Extremities lightly rubbed, spines faded but gilt still bright, two faint vertical creases to title of first volume, sporadic light foxing to contents. An excellent set. Second edition of the first volume, with additional letters and notes, first editions of other volumes. The essential starting point for any attempt to understand either the mercurial personality or instinctive tactical genius of Nelson, never superseded. "This is the standard work of reference for Nelson's correspondence and is the principal source from which his biographers have drawn (and still do draw) their material" (Cowie). The first volume was originally published in 1844.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, DECLINING AN INVITATION TO A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION]

      Quincy, 1845. [1]p. plus integral blank. Old folds. Minor wear and soiling. Very good plus. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Former President John Quincy Adams, now at the advanced age of seventy-eight and in deteriorating health, graciously declines an invitation from the City Council of Boston to attend the "celebration of the Anniversary of American Independence." In an unsteady hand, as evidenced by the shakiness in his characteristic curling script, he explains: "Your obliging invitation...has been gratefully received and would have been gladly accepted but for a feeble state of health advising retirement from scenes of public agitation, even from those most congenial to the spirit of the day, and where the flame of universal Liberty first kindled still burns with primitive intensity and with encouraging anticipation. I am with great respect, gentlemen, your friend and fellow citizen."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Lehrbuch der Militär-Chemie, als Leitfaden für die Vorlesungen im k. k. Bombardier-Corps.

      Wien, Auf Kosten des Verfassers bei Sollinger 1845. - gr.-8°. XIV, 1 Bl., 735 S. Mit 5 mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Taf. im Anhang. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit floraler Blindpräg., Rückengoldpräg., Linienvergold., Vollgoldschn. In sehr gutem Zustand. EA Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        A Biographical History of Philosophy. Vol. I & II, III & IV. 4 vols. in 2.

      Charles Knigh, London - 1845-46. 12mo, 239/256; 231, [1], 264pp, original cloth, gilt edges [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, AND THE ADJOINING COUNTRIES, FROM THE LATTER PART OF THE REIGN OF EDWARD II TO THE CORONATION OF HENRY IV. Translated from the French by Thomas Johnes [with] ILLUMINATED ILLUSTRATIONS OF FROISSART IN THE BIBLIOTHEQUE ROYALE, PARIS [and] ...IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM by H. N. Humphreys

      London: William Smith, 1845. (Hand-colored edition). Upper joint of third volume with obvious but sympathetic repair, decorative title in Vol. I foxed, some very minor wear. Altogether quite solid and attractive. (Hand-colored edition). Together four volumes in three (the two plate volumes are bound together). Quarto. xlvii, 768p; xiv, 733p; 72 full-page plates each with an accompanying page of description. The text volumes Illustrated with 116 line cuts. The plates are brilliantly hand-colored and highlighted in gilt. In companion bindings of full calf over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with stylized gilt titles with raised bands, the covers with frames and large ornamental cornerpieces all embossed in blind. Rarely found with all volumes together and in companion bindings. An impressive set.

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        BRETAGNE ET VENDÉE. Histoire de la Révolution française dans l'ouest. Illustrée par A. Leleux, O. Penguilly, T. Johannot

      W. Coquebert, Paris 1845 - Folio. Frontis con el escudo de Bretaña grabado en oro y color, portada a dos tintas con pequeño grabado, 648 págs. profusamente ilustradas con bellos grabados a la madera intercalados en el texto, 7 láminas a todo color con reproducciones de escudos heráldicos, 1 mapa, y 31 láminas fuera de texto. Leve punto de óxido en alguna hoja. Magnífica encuadernación. Lomo piel época, cuajado de dorados, planos en tela con gofrados, ambos cortes dorados. Excelente ejemplar. Historia de la Revolución francesa en las tierras de la Bretaña, que narra el considerable papel que este territorio jugó en los preliminares de la revolución, su fidelidad a la corona, el comportamiento de las comunas e instituciones bretonas y las funestas consecuencias derivadas del terror revolucionario. Obra bellamente ilustrada con hermosos grabados de diferentes artistas, impresos dentro de textos y espléndidas láminas aparte. Revolución francesa. Bretaña. French Revolution. Britain.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        Travels in Luristan and Arabistan { Volumes I & II }

      London: J. Madden and Co, 1845. TWO VOLUME SET: "Luristan, or the land of the Lurs, embraces the greater portion of the mountainous country of Persia - The low country, lying to the south of this Chain of mountains - is denominated Khuzistan or Arabistan. These regions, which in general now offer to the eye the melancholy spectacle of decay, of devastation, and even spread out at intervals into utter wilderness, were not so in former ages. There was a time when they must have teemed with an industrious population, as the vestiges of ruined towns plainly denote - It is with a view of rescuing from a second oblivion this once classical ground, that the author has endeavoured to draw aside a corner of the veil which still covers this mysterious region" (preface, pp. iv-vii). (2). 2 volumes, 8vo, (222 x 140mm.). 15 wood-engraved or tinted-lithographed plates, 2 folding, and 2 folding maps. p. xx, 404; p.xii, 398 [ ii ] 16pp adv. A very nice copy indeed, professionally recased using early half leather and boards, gilt titles to spine, 5 compartments. Pages are excellent and plates etc very good indeed. There are about 6 neat blind stamps to margin heads, fitted with new pastedowns and end papers. There are some neat pencil notes within a small amount of the text, which personally I believe, in this example adds to the volumes as the notes are believed to be those of Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Edmund Boteler Burton, Indian Army - 17th Bengal Cavalry. 1861-1942. These are easily removed however. Plates with tissue guards. Very nice set. Size: 8vo [ Location: G2 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Norman Macdonald's Collection]
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        Chainbearer, The; or The Littlepage Manuscripts

      New-York: Burgess, Stringer and Company, 1845. - "The Growing Corruption of Civilization"James Fenimore Cooper's The Chainbearer in the Original Printed WrappersA Remarkable SurvivalCOOPER, James Fenimore. The Chainbearer; or The Littlepage Manuscripts. Edited by the Author of "Satanstoe," "Spy," "Pathfinder," "Two Admirals, " etc. In Two Volumes. New-York: Burgess, Stringer and Company, 1845. First American Edition. Two octavo volumes (7 11/16 x 4 9/16 inches; 196 x 117 mm.). [i]-iii, iv-vi, 7-212; [1-3], 4-228 pp. Publisher's pale buff paper printed wrappers. The wrappers have been noted by BAL in three different states. No sequence has been determined and the order presented is arbitrary. The wrappers may have been printed simultaneously. In the present copy the wrappers on volume I are in State 'B' with inner front "Mrs. Ellis's Housekeeping"; inner back "History of All Christian Sects " and back wrapper with "The Great Book". The wrappers on volume II are in State 'A' with inner front "New and Beautiful Edition"; inner back "The Great Book" and back wrapper with "Cheap Books". Some light scattered foxing and or staining. Clean tear to lower margin of pp. iii/iv of preface in volume one. Lower wrapper of volume one with small piece (1 5/8 x 9/16 inches maximum) torn away from blank margin not touching any of the print on recto or verso, a couple of stains on the front and rear wrappers. A remarkable survival, generally bright and fresh, with no restoration whatsoever. Individually chemised and housed in a quarter red morocco over red cloth board slip-case.The first London edition, which preceded the American edition by about one month, was published in three volumes on November 22nd, 1845.The Chainbearer; or The Littlepage Manuscripts is the second book in a trilogy starting with Satanstoe (1845) and ending with The Redskins (1846). The novel focuses mainly on issues of land ownership and the displacement of American Indians as the United States moves Westward.Critical to the trilogy of these novels, is the sense of expansion through the measuring and acquisition of land by civilization. The title The Chainbearer represents "the man who carries the chains in measuring the land, the man who helps civilization to grow from the wilderness, but who at the same time continues the chain of evil, increases the potentiality for corruption." The central position of the "Chainbearer" allows Cooper to deal with the cultural lack of understanding Native Americans had of European concepts of land ownership. This in turn allows Cooper to critique ownership in general.Also, Cooper, like in many of his novels, focuses on the growing corruption of individuals in "civilization" as it expands. This Cooper attributes "an inherent principle in the corrupt nature of man to misuse all his privileges. . . . If history proves anything, it proves this." Two characters, in particular, represent this growing corruption of civilization, Andries Mordaunt, the chainbearer, and Aaron, known as "Thousandacres". The men represent different types of the civilization, Mordaunt as the usurper of old civilization and Thousandacres representing an older society which the new "civilization" means to usurp. Eventually this new civilization decides to embrace force in order to lay full claim on the land. This displacement of Native Americans by the ever expansionist Americans repeatedly becomes an issue for Cooper throughout the trilogy of novels. In so doing, Cooper presents a very strong critique of Americans and America. (Wikipedia). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Costumes de l' Francaise

      - -Sehr kräftige voll farbig detailierte Tafeln, breitrandig- Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 10 handcolorierte Tafeln (31 cm x 45 cm) Aubert (um 1845). In ganzer Uniform. mit Bewaffung und Orden 60 Uniformierte auf 10 Tafeln. Die Uniformen stammen aus der Zeit Louis des 14. bis in die Zeit der Restauration 1840. Infantrie / Dragoner / Trompeter / Cavelerie / Corps aus Paris / Husaren (kleinere Randrisse u. Randausbrüche, ohne die Arbeiten zu beschädigen, 1 Tafel stockfl.; 1 Tafel knapp beschnitten)

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        An original design for a porcelain plate

      [Paris, 1845. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition. 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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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL In Prose Being A Ghost Story of Christmas

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1845. 11th edition (Gimbel A-79, "A Thirty-Sixth Copy"; Smith II, 4 [pp 17 - 29]). Original red, vertically-ribbed red cloth stamped in blind; lettered & decorated in gilt. AEG. Yellow eps. Gilt bright. Only light extremity wear. Bookseller ticket ("Stephen Gilbert") to front pastedown. Offset to t.p. A slightly proud center gathering. Last inserted plate with a bit of unobtrusive paper restoration to fore-edge. Withal, a quite pleasing VG+ copy.. [8], 166, [2 (adverts)] pp. Illustrated by Leech, including 4 inserted hand-colored plates. 8vo. 16.7 cm x 10.5 cm. Per Osborne in his FACTS ABOUT 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL', the first 14 'editions' were actually prepared from the original setting of type which, by today's bibliographic definitions, makes the later 'editions' actually later issues of the first edition. Consequently, one can reasonably consider the later 'editions' - given that the first edition, first issue of December 1843 now commands 5 figures - an affordable alternative to someone who wishes to own a first edition copy of Dickens' classic Christmas tale.

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        A Hand-Book for Travellers in Spain.

      John Murray London 1845 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xii, vi. 1-556, 557-1064, 2 folded maps, 2 folding maps laid down on linen, some ink writing inside, 19th century mottled green calf, marbled endpapers, spines gilt, red morocco label, gilt lettered, spines faded, marbled edges; overall a fine copy. Ford's work on Spain is considered to be one the great works on Spain. In Ford's obituary in the Times commonly attributed to Sir W. Stirling Maxwell " so great a literary achievement had never before been performed under so humble a title; " Richard Ford spent four years in Spain acquiring his extraordinary knowledge of the country by a series of long riding tours, (1830-1834). He went to live in Spain because of his wife's health. For 3 years he wintered in Seville and lived in the Alhambra in the summer(1830-4). He immersed himself in the Spanish way of life and wrote in such detail that Murray's later editions of this title had to be abridged. Lister 176. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE DANUBE its History, Scenery, and Topography, illustrated from sketches taken on the spot by Arresch. drawn by W.H.Bartlett

      UK Virtue & co - Large heavy book, not dated, approx 1845, neat owners name dated 1856, Lovely Leather binding with Lovely Gilt decor, slight rubs to edges. 236 pages, illustrated by W.H.Bartlett, over 80 lovely plates, some light foxing to the endpapers. marbled endpapers. all page edges gilt, see pictures. A Lovely Book. VG condition. also have a Matching book The Bosphurus by Miss Pardoe also for sale separately. Extra Postage may be needed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait Gallery of Distinguished American Citizens, with biographical sketches

      E. B. and E. C. Kellogg, Hartford 1845 - (15 7/8 x 12 inches). 27 tinted lithographed silhouette portraits, 27 tinted lithographed plates of facsimiles of handwriting (some foxing, offsetting and oxidization as usual). Modern half calf and oatmeal cloth First edition of this impressive work, notable for its effective and evocative lithographed portraits of renowned Americans of the antebellum period, each depicted in full-length silhouette profile: "Almost the entire edition was destroyed by fire, and copies are extremely rare" (Harry Peters). All the portraits, except for the George Washington allegorical frontispiece, are based on sketches made from life by Brown, who was widely celebrated for his scissor-cut silhouettes. Brown was born and died in Charleston, South Carolina, but in the interim traveled widely throughout the United States, his fame as a silhouettist gaining him access to many of the country's leading citizens whose profiles Brown took which amazing speed and accuracy. Alice Van Leer Carrick, an authority on silhouettes, notes that, rather than any existing original portraits, the present work is "the real memorial to Brown's genius, [and it is] now almost rarer than any of the silhouettes themselves." Brown prepared the biographical text himself, and the silhouettes (with appropriate tinted backgrounds) were transferred to stone and printed by one of the best known lithographic firms of the period: Kelloggs of Hartford, CT. The result is a valuable historical and visual record, with subjects including John Marshall, John Q. Adams, Richard C. Moore, Andrew Jackson, John Forsyth, William Henry Harrison, John C. Calhoun, De Witt Clinton, Richard M. Johnson, Joel Poinsett, Alexander Macomb, Martin Van Buren, Samuel Southard, Henry Clay, Henry Wise, Thomas Hart Benton, John Tyler, Levi Woodbury, Thomas Cooper, Daniel Webster, William White, Silas Wright, Nathaniel Tallmadge, Felix Grundy, Dixon Lewis, and John Randolph. Each portrait is accompanied by another plate displaying a facsimile of the subject's handwriting. According to Peters, "almost the entire edition was destroyed by fire, and copies are extremely rare." Furthermore, the book is often found incomplete with plates lacking; the present example complete with all portraits and plates of handwriting. Cf. Groce-Wallace, Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860 , p. 90; Howes B871 ("b"); cf. Peters, America on Stone , pp., 116-117; Sabin 8578. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelles russes : Tarass Boulba - Les Mémoires d'un fou - La Calèche - Un Ménage d'autrefois - Le Roi des Gnomes. Traduction par Louis Viardot.

      - Paris, Paulin, 1845. In-12, VII-(1)-324-(2) pp., reliure de l'épque demi-basane (dos passé, rousseurs). Première édition française, qui comprend, entre autres, Tarass Boulba et les Mémoires d'un fou. Traduction en collaboration avec Tourgueniev et Guédéonov. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** La librairie sera fermée du 17 juillet au 8 août inclus. Les commandes reçues ce pendant seront traitées à notre retour par ordre de réception. Merci de votre patience et de votre compréhension ! *** Langue : Français

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
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        A Hand - Book for Travellers in Spain, and Readers at Home. Describing the Country and Cities, The Natives and Their Manners; The Antiquities, Religion, Legends, Fine Arts, Literature, Sports, and Gastronomy: With Notices on Spanish History

      John Murray, London, first edition 1845 - In two volumes; (for full collations, please enquire - nothing appears to be missing); Volume 1 has a large folding map at the back but no advertisements; volume 2 has publisher's advertisements on both pastedowns and a 24-page publisher's list (on blue paper) which confirms the issue date: publisher's red-brown cloth ruled blind and blocked gilt. CONDITION - The contents Fine with the signature in each volume of General Estcourt (who died in the Crimea); not otherwise marked or written in; the map immaculate; the bindings rather faded at the spines and the cloth splitting from the head to the extent of 3 or 4 centimetres; otherwise perfectly sound. (Unpacked weight: 1200 grams.) SHIPPING: Extra shipping charges will be requested for orders from overseas. No extra charges for UK orders. PICTURES: all images show the actual book: click the thumbnail, next 'larger image': you will then be able to see a high-resolution picture which can be dragged and zoomed to show condition in detail (some listings have several pictures). For more information, please use the 'ask the bookseller a question' link. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DICCIONARIO GEOGRAFICO-ESTADISTICO-HISTORICO DE ESPAÑA Y SUS POSESIONES DE ULTRAMAR. 16 tomos (completo),

      - Madrid, Establecimiento Lit. Tip. P. Madoz, 1845-1850, 1ª Edición, 20x27, 16 volúmenes con aprox. 700 págs. cada uno. Todos los tomos con portada grabada por Urrabieta y Benedicto. Algunas ilustraciones. Texto a dos columnas. Tomo IX con pequeño desperfecto en lomera pero buene estado geenral de la encuadernación y el interior. Encuadernación original de época a media piel, lomera con la estampación en seco y dorados estilo catedral. (56065).

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        Napoli e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze. 2 Bde.

      Neapel (G Nobile) 1845 - 4°. 6nn. Bll., 542 (recte: 540) S.; 602 S., 1 nn. Bl., 22 S. Tabellen. Mit 3 (1 grenzkol.) lith. Ktn. u. Plänen und 25 lith. Tafn. Original-Pappband Vgl. Dt. Nationalbibl. Signatur: Ve 126. Mit zahlreichen hübschen Ansichten aus der Stadt sowie mehreren Gesamtansichten. - Papier und Tafeln nahezu fleckenfrei. - Einbände bestoßen und beschabt, 1 Außengelenk mit Einriß. Besitzvermerk von alter Hand auf fliegendem Vorsatz (etwas Tintenfraß). Am Kopf durchs Aufschneiden mehrere Blätter mit Fehlstelle im Steg. Bindung stellenweise gelockert. Der kolorierte Plan mit Einriß. Bd. 1: Papier stellenweise wellig. Gewicht (Gramm): 3350

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        Napoli e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze

      Gaetano Nobile, Napoli 1845 - Buono stato generale di conservazione Tre tavole sono grandi e ripiegate. 542 con 16 tavv. 602 con 12 tavv + XXII Censo della città di Napoli p. 2 voll in-4

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Manuscript of caricatures

      England , 1845. Quarter Calf. Cloth Boards. Very Good. Eleven leaves of precise and incisive pen and ink caricatures of those involved in the courts and in medicine, with sixteen original caricatures in all. Folio, 37 by 27 cm. Also lovely bird, butterfly and foliate vignettes ornamenting the three first pages without caricatures. The court characters include the judge, the barrister, the crier of the court, the attorney, the plaintiff, the defendant, witnesses for each, the bailiff's follower and the sheriff. The medical cast is comprised of the apothecary, the physician, the quack doctor, the patient, the medical student and the surgeon. The writing is by a calligraphic hand, and this is applied both to the flowery dedicatory and introductory pages and the sharp captioned text.

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        Instructions in Household Matters; Or, The Young Girl's Guide to Domestic Service. Written by a Lady,

      John W. Parker, London 1845 - The Second Edition. 8vo. viii, (9)-124pp. plus 4 page publisher's catalogue in rear. Illustrated Publisher's original; drab cloth blocked in blind on the upper board with a decorative frame around the tittle. Ownership name dated 1847 on front pastedown. Cloth faded, occasional soil, else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wi-jun-jon

      Henry Bohn, [London 1845 - Hand-coloured lithograph, deluxe issue cut to the edge of the image and mounted on card in imitation of an original watercolour, title label mounted beneath the image 'No. 25. / Wi - jun - jon. / an Assineboin chief. / (From Catlin's N.A. Indian Collection.)'. Sheet size: 17 1/2 x 12 1/8 inches. A fine image from the de luxe issue of Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio', one of the most important accounts of native-American life Wi-jun-jon, an Assiniboin chief and distinguished member of his tribe, was chosen as delegate to a Washington meeting in 1832. Travelling down the Missouri by boat, he first met Catlin in St. Louis, and his portrait was painted in his exceedingly beautiful native costume. When Catlin next saw Wi-jun-jon, it was upon the Chief's return trip from Washington, where he had exchanged his clothing for a military suit of blue broadcloth with epaulettes. So impressed was Catlin by the transformation that he painted this double portrait showing the Assiniboin chief going to Washington and returning to his home. In the image of Wi-jun-jon on his return trip he is wearing a top hat (where previously he wore a feathered headdress), smokes a cigarette (where previously he held a long pipe), leans on an umbrella and cools himself with a French-style fan. Cf. Abbey Travel 653; cf. Field Indian Bibliography 258; cf. Howes C-243; cf. McCracken 10; cf. Sabin 11532; cf. Wagner-Camp 105a:1.

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        [title in Chinese characters, transliterated as] Wei wei bu dong tai shan shen gen ji guo bao juan 1 juan.

      This is a popular religious -- Buddhist, but noncanonical -- work, written in classical Chinese. While it evokes and invokes the Buddha, it is the work of a small, populist sect, and is not mainstream Buddhism. The work is printed in the less familiar "fanfold" manner and unsewn rather than in the "Chinese style" that Westerners are most familiar with. It is printed printed from woodblocks, three to a sheet, which are the glued together to form an "accordion style" book. => It features a multipage "frontispiece" of the Buddha and related religious imagery on six preliminary pages.Provenance: The Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released). With a note laid in reading: "This is a volume of a Chinese Buddhist sacred book, which has been for two centuries in a Shantung family. The woman who owned it became convinced of its uselessness, & exchanged it for a New Testament & a hymn book. It is now presented to the Pacific Theological Seminary by Rev. Arthur H. Smith, P'ang Chuang, Shantung, China." The Rev. Smith (1845-1932) was a missionary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions who spent 54 years as a missionary in China . (We are grateful to Dr. Martin Heijdra of the East Asian Library at Princeton for assisting us in identifying this work.)

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        Gesamtans., "Umstadt".

      - Stahlstich v. Emil Hoefer n. Jules Stein, um 1845, 20,5 x 33,5 Seltene Gesamtansicht.Blick von einer Anhöhe zur Stadt, links eine Baumgruppe. Unten links eine Widmung "Seinem Vater gezeichnet und gewidmet von Jules Stein aus dankbarer Liebe"

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        Sir John Bowring Collection of 22 ASL letters, with all but one addressed to him

      1845. 1st Edition. . Collection of 21 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL) addressed to Bowring and an invitation from Bowring. 21 Letters to Sir John Bowring, was an English political economist, traveller, miscellaneous writer, polyglot, politician, British consul at Canton, and the 4th Governor of Hong Kong. He was the first editor of the Westminster Review and the author of many books. Some letter were also addressed to Jeremy Bentham. Bowring was appointed Jeremy Bentham's literary executor, and prepared a collected edition of his works in eleven volumes in 1843. A must for any Sir John Bowring collection adding depth for research material giving greater insight to his life. #1) ALS from Hilpert, 16 January 1828, in French, Heidelberg, 3 pp., re announcement in the Literary Gazette and the distribution of the prospectus, Jeremy Bentham, Schlegel, Niebuhr, literary journal in Leipzig, Mr. Wiss, dictionary of Todd and Johnson. #2) ALS from Lord Rossmore, 22 January 1828, Halchetts, 1 p., re his arrival Sunday night and return on Thursday, asks to see Bowing on his return. #3) ALS (also addressed to Jeremy Bentham) from J.A. Buchon, 3 or 9 February 1828, in French, Paris, re Bohemian literature. #4) ALS (also addressed to Jeremy Bentham) from James Emerson, 18 February 1828, 58 Torrington Square, #5) 2 pp., re Mr. Watts the great coat of Mr. Davis, Masson, Lord Cochrane's yacht, how to address a letter to his Lordship.. #6) ALS from Hilpert, 26 February 1828, in French, Heidelberg, re Mr. Booth, books sent to him, a literary journal in Leipzig. 2 pp. #7) ALS from P. Ram, 24 March 1828, in French, Utrecht, 2 pp., re biography of John Shute. ALS from James Emerson, 13 April 1828, 58 Torrington Square, 3 pp., re Union Club, re meeting each other, common pleas. #8) ALS from William Maclure, 25 April 1828, New Orleans, 2 pp. + 10 fragmentary pp., re Mexico, specimens, South American states. #9) ALS from Thomas Hirnby, 26 April 1828, 1 p., the sentiments expressed in the protest. #10) ALS from William Maclure, 15 May 1828, New Harmony, 4 pp., some tears, re having forwarded a paper to New Orleans (the "Disseminator") to be published by the boys of our school of industry and sent to Robert MacWilliam Wickham of Liverpool, sending the publication to him (nos. 1-8 "which you may lend to Mr. Bentham"), James Thompson, Mexico. #11) ALS (also addressed to Jeremy Bentham), from John Smith, 20 May 1828, Grosvenor Square, 2 pp., re writing to Baring, Finance Committee concerning Bowring's appointment, Greek or Charitable Committee, Colonel Gordon, still very much an invalid, Catholic question. #12) ALS from Maria Acland (Lady Hoare, d. 1845), 25 June 1828, Clifton, 2 pp., re Peace Society, literary friends, Dr. Prichard, and the North American Review. #13) ALS (also addressed to Jeremy Bentham), from John Smith, 26 June 1828, Dale Park, 2 pp., re his health is indifferent (inflammation) last week weather was cold, changeable, and windy, Dr. Babington, Halfird, Brodie, seeing a surgeon, Rintoul's agreement. "I beg my best regards to Mr. Bentham & thamks to him for his kind notice." #14) ALS from George Armstrong, 2 July 1828, Bingfield, Crossdoney, Ireland, 4 pp., re his admiration for Bowring's public and literary life, Rowland Hunter, Romish and Protestant Ppery, his article in the Westminster Review. #15) ALS from J. Willems, 14 September 1828, in French, 2 pp. (lacking the beginning page), re Flemish grammar (Des Roches) and poetry. Addressed to Bowring at The Hague (Gravenhage) with names of Duncan and Colin Campbell, Rotterdam. #16) ALS from H. Tollens, 21 September 1828, Rotterdam, in Dutch, 1 p., re visiting each other, his wife will care of him, and Gysbert Japiks. #17) ALS addressed to Bowring in Amsterdam, from T. Van Swinderen, Groningenden, in Dutch, 22 September 1828, 3 pp., re travelling, his mother has dies, selling a piece of land for 1,000 guilders. #18) ALS addressed to Bowring in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, from T. Van Swinderen, Groningenden, in Dutch, 22 October 1828, 3 pp. See above. #19) ALS from John Jeffrey, 10 Weymouth St, 20 December 1828, 2 pp., re refuges. #20) ALS from John Jeffrey, 10 Weymouth St, 23 December 1828, 3 pp., re his inability to attend the Spanish Committee tomorrow, Count d'Aglie (gone to Brighton), Louis Capano, refugees that the French government may send back to England, Exchequer Bills, Robert Owen's visits to poor pensioners. #21) ALS from D. McCulloch, 21 December 1828, 1 p., re his opinion of a book ("chock full of uncommon? guests stories & poems"), Quarterly Journal ("Brand the editor is my friend"), Southern's Journal. #22) ALS from Bowring to John Martin, 29 May 1843, an invitation. This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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        The Roadsters' Album. Mit kolor. gest. Titel nach H. Alken und 16 kol. Aquatinta-Tafeln nach Newhouse, sämtl. einweißgehöht.

      Fores ., London 1845 - Rotes Ziegenleder um 1900 mit Deckel- und RVerg. mit Hufeisen, Pferdekutsche und Wappensupralibros von Henry Arthur Johnstone mit Monogramm "H A J" sowie braunen Leder-Vorsätzen mit Johnstones blindgepr. Exlibris und KGoldschnitt. Folio. (38 : 29 cm). - Seltener Nachdruck der ebenfalls seltenen ersten Ausgabe von 1833 bei Watson unter dem Titel Incidents of Travelling. Diese Ausgabe mit dem hinzugefügten Titelblatt von Henry Alken. - Schön illustriertes und kräftig koloriertes Werk mit amüsanten Szenen zu Kutschen-Reisen. - Tls. schwach stockfl., vord. Innengelenk etw. eingerissen, vord. Innendeckel mit tls. entferntem Wappen-Exlibris. Rücken verfärbt, Kanten tls. leicht beschabt. Seltenes Exemplar in einem schönen Einband für Henry Arthur Johnstone (gest. ca. 1921).Abbey, Life 407. - Tooley 346. - Siltzer S. 192. A reissue of the first edition published by Watson in 1833 under the title "Incidents of Travelling". To that edition, Fores added the magnificent pictorial title-page by Henry Alken. With col. engr. title after H. Alken and 16 col. aquatint plates after Newhouse, heightened with gum arabic. Red goatskin morocco for Henry Arthur Johnstone (ca. 1900), front board and spine decorated with horseshoes, a hors-drawn carriage and an armorial centrepiece with Johnstone's initials "H A J" and brown leather endleaves with Johnstone's blind-stamped ex libris, top edge gilt. - Partly slightly foxed, front pastedown with partly erased armorial ex libris, front inner joint somewhat torn. Spine discoloured, edges partly scraped. Altogether fine copy of this scarce amusing book on travelling. 2200 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Jägerhof [?], 16. IX. 1845. - 2 SS. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten betreffs des Besuchs der "Frau Großherzogin": "[.] Ich würde Sie mit dieser Geringfügigkeit nicht behelligen, wenn ich ähnliche Unannehmlichkeiten für die Frau Großherzogin, die uns die Ehre ihres Besuchs zugedacht hat, nicht befürchten müßte [.]". - Mit kleinen Randläsuren.

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        HISTORY OF THE CONSULATE AND THE EMPIRE OF FRANCE UNDER NAPOLEON. Forming a Sequel to ìThe History of the French Revolution.î Translated by D. Forbes Campbell...

      London: Henry Colburn and others. 1845-1862. y First English language edition. First English translation. Lg. 8vo. 20 volumes bound in 10. Illus. with several engraved portraits. Finely bound by Tout (circa 1880) in full calf, elaborately gilt decorated spines with red & brown morocco labels, gilt ruled covers, and gilt decorated dentelles. Some minor rubbing & hinges starting but still sound. T.e.g. Orig. green printed wrappers bound in at rear of each volume.

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        Die operative Chirurgie. 2 Bände.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus 1845. - 8°. XXVI, 856; XXIV, 864 S. Pappbde. d.Z. mit goldgepr. Rückenschild (stärker berieben, handgeschr. Bibliotheksnummer auf Rückenschild, Ecken bestossen). Erstausgabe dieses bahnbrechenden Werks, das in fesselnder Sprache Dieffenbachs gesamte Leistungen und Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiet der Chirurgie zusammenfasst. - "Dieffenbach's most comprehensive work, covering in addition to reconstructive procedures, virtually all other types of procedures including amputations, paracentesis, laparotomy, hysterectomy, dental extractions. It also contains his most detailed exposition of his methods of performing plastic operations" (Garrison/M.). - Dieffenbach (1792-1847) gilt als Schöpfer und Vater der plastischen Chirurgie. Er vereint auf geniale Art Schnelligkeit und scharfe Auffassung mit Ruhe, Besonnenheit und Umsicht. Er war einer der genialsten Chirurgen, welche Deutschland je hervorgebracht hat, ein Chirurg ganz grossen Formats, ein hervorragender Lehrer und Bahnbrecher seines Fachgebiets. Unter seiner Leitung wurde die Berlioner Charité zu einem Zentrum der Plastischen Chirurgie. - Innendeckel mit ExLibris, Vorsätze mit geprägtem Besitzerstempel, durchgehend gebräunt, stellenweise mit Abklatsch. - Hirsch/H. II, 262. Garrison/M. 5598.1 und 5746.3. Bankoff, Story of Plastic Surgery, 48-50. Wellcome II, 466. Lang de

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        Petites misères de la vie conjugale . illustrées par Bertall.

      Paris Chlendowski [] 1845 - Gr-8; 6 Bll., 389 pp, 1 Bl.; mit Holzstichen im Text u. auf 50 Tafeln durchgehend illustriert; dekoratives grüner HMaroquin d. Zt. mit reicher Romantiker-Rückenvergoldung und marmoriertem Schnitt (geringfügig beschabt); teilweise leicht stockfleckig, einige wenige Seiten stärker; Adelsexlibris. Sander 44; Vicaire I, 223; Carteret III, 48. - ERSTAUSGABE von Balzacs satirischem Werk über den Ehestand. "Livre illustré avec esprit ., dont les compositions complètent à merveille un texte plein d'humour. Il n'y a eu qu'une seule édition qui est fort rare" (Carteret). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eisenbahn-Zeitung 3. Jg. Nr. 1- 52.

      Stuttgart, In Commission der J. B. Metzler`schen Buchhandlung, 1845 4°, 438 S., 2 Bl. (Register), wenige Textabb. u. Statistiken, 27 Taf., Bibliotheksband d. Zeit, Deckel berieben. Durchgehend wasserrändig, einige Seiten stockfleckig, sonst sauber. Eine Tafel am unteren Rande stark angeschmutzt. Dritter Jg dieser bedeutenden Zeitschrift zum Eisenbahnwesen. Themen sind u.a. Eisenbahn-Betrieb u. -Bau. Telegraphie. Dampfschifffahrt. Eisenbahn-Literatur. Personal-Nachrichten. Erfindungen u. Verbesserungen. Eisen-Industrie sowie Berichte über Eisenbahngesellschaften in ganz Europa. Ab 1847 wurde diese zum Organ der Vereine der deutschen Eisenbahn-Verwaltungen und Eisenbahn-Techniker. - Karl (von) Etzel (auch: Carl von Etzel) (1812-1865) deutscher Eisenbahningenieur und Architekt. Er schuf zahlreiche bekannte Eisenbahnstrecken. Brücken und Viadukte. darunter den Bietigheimer Eisenbahnviadukt. Nach Aufträgen in Frankreich und Österreich. wechselte Etzel 1853 als Bauleiter zur schweizerischen Zentralbahn. wo er unter anderem den Bau des Hauensteinlinie mit dessen Tunnel leitete. Anschließend schuf er in Österreich sein berühmtestes und größtes Werk. die Brennerbahn (1864-1867). deren Vollendung er jedoch nicht mehr erlebte. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Eisenbahnen Technik

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        Eastern Grey Kangaroo.

      Richter after Gould. Eastern Grey Kangaroo. Original hand-coloured lithograph for John Gould's The Mammals of Australia, London, 1845-63. 360 x 530mm. £1,950

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        An original design for a porcelain plate

      [Paris, 1845. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some light soiling, a small loss in the top right corner, and a 3" tear traveling from the left edge of the sheet into the left side of the image. 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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        RECHERCHES sur les Etablissements des Grecs en Sicilie jusqu'à la reduction de cette Ile en Province Romaine par Memoire couronne en 1842 par l'Academie des inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.

      Imprimerie Royale,, Paris, 1845 - gr. vol. in-8 gr., pp. XXIV, 1 cb, 660, rileg. inizio sec. m. tela con tit. oro al d., angoli, piatti in cart. dec. Con 3 tavv. di tabelle, di cui 2 ripiegate, e una gr. tav. ripiegata al fine raff. la Sicilia. Raro esempl. completo della tav. quasi sempre mancante. [322]

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        FLORE DES SERRES ET DES JARDINS DE L'EUROPE, ou descriptions des plantes les plus rares et les plus meritants, nouvellement introduites sur le continent ou en Angleterre.

      Gand -1880 1845 - 23 volumes, half dark morocco over marbled boards. 2015 plates numbered 1-2481, being 1464 single page colour plates of flowers, 464 double page colour plates of flowers, 7 quadruple page and 4 triple colour plates of flowers and 76 other uncoloured lithographed plates, with accompanying text. Text and plates tipped onto guards. A COMPLETE OR NEARLY COMPLETE SET OF THIS RARE PERIODICAL (the number of plates listed for this work seems to vary from catalogue to catalogue so it must be called complete in a loose sense as is often with periodicals- for example plate 1562 is duplicated in error). The double page plates are listed in the text as two plates and the quadruples as four. 11 plates are browned and approximately 10 plates are very slightly trimmed by the binder. Otherwise a good copy. The colour plates are hand coloured lithographs, or colour printed lithographs with the addition of some gum arabic. A PROFUSION OF STUNNING BOTANICAL PLATES - This great Belgium periodical, which matches, if not supersedes the other Botanical periodicals of the nineteenth century for its decorative plates, appeared for more than 35 years. The plants shown were from the nursery of van Houtte and were said to have been for sale therein. Many exotic plants figure and the work is especially notable for the craftsmanship of the lithographers Severeyns, Stroobant and de Pannemaeker. The periodical ceased shortly after the death of van Houtte who was the sole editor for the last eight years. A good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sir John Bowring Collection of 22 ASL letters, with all but one addressed to him

      1845. 1st Edition. . Collection of 21 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL) addressed to Bowring and an invitation from Bowring.21 Letters to Sir John Bowring, was an English political economist, traveller, miscellaneous writer, polyglot, politician, British consul at Canton, and the 4th Governor of Hong Kong. He was the first editor of the Westminster Review and the author of many books. Some letter were also addressed to Jeremy Bentham. Bowring was appointed Jeremy Bentham's literary executor, and prepared a collected edition of his works in eleven volumes in 1843.A must for any Sir John Bowring collection adding depth for research material giving greater insight to his life. #1) ALS from Hilpert, 16 January 1828, in French, Heidelberg, 3 pp., re announcement in the Literary Gazette and the distribution of the prospectus, Jeremy Bentham, Schlegel, Niebuhr, literary journal in Leipzig, Mr. Wiss, dictionary of Todd and Johnson.#2) ALS from Lord Rossmore, 22 January 1828, Halchetts, 1 p., re his arrival Sunday night and return on Thursday, asks to see Bowing on his return.#3) ALS (also addressed to Jeremy Bentham) from J.A. Buchon, 3 or 9 February 1828, in French, Paris, re Bohemian literature.#4) ALS (also addressed to Jeremy Bentham) from James Emerson, 18 February 1828, 58 Torrington Square, #5) 2 pp., re Mr. Watts the great coat of Mr. Davis, Masson, Lord Cochrane's yacht, how to address a letter to his Lordship.. #6) ALS from Hilpert, 26 February 1828, in French, Heidelberg, re Mr. Booth, books sent to him, a literary journal in Leipzig. 2 pp.#7) ALS from P. Ram, 24 March 1828, in French, Utrecht, 2 pp., re biography of John Shute.ALS from James Emerson, 13 April 1828, 58 Torrington Square, 3 pp., re Union Club, re meeting each other, common pleas. #8) ALS from William Maclure, 25 April 1828, New Orleans, 2 pp. + 10 fragmentary pp., re Mexico, specimens, South American states.#9) ALS from Thomas Hirnby, 26 April 1828, 1 p., the sentiments expressed in the protest.#10) ALS from William Maclure, 15 May 1828, New Harmony, 4 pp., some tears, re having forwarded a paper to New Orleans (the "Disseminator") to be published by the boys of our school of industry and sent to Robert MacWilliam Wickham of Liverpool, sending the publication to him (nos. 1-8 "which you may lend to Mr. Bentham"), James Thompson, Mexico.#11) ALS (also addressed to Jeremy Bentham), from John Smith, 20 May 1828, Grosvenor Square, 2 pp., re writing to Baring, Finance Committee concerning Bowring's appointment, Greek or Charitable Committee, Colonel Gordon, still very much an invalid, Catholic question.#12) ALS from Maria Acland (Lady Hoare, d. 1845), 25 June 1828, Clifton, 2 pp., re Peace Society, literary friends, Dr. Prichard, and the North American Review.#13) ALS (also addressed to Jeremy Bentham), from John Smith, 26 June 1828, Dale Park, 2 pp., re his health is indifferent (inflammation) last week weather was cold, changeable, and windy, Dr. Babington, Halfird, Brodie, seeing a surgeon, Rintoul's agreement. "I beg my best regards to Mr. Bentham & thamks to him for his kind notice."#14) ALS from George Armstrong, 2 July 1828, Bingfield, Crossdoney, Ireland, 4 pp., re his admiration for Bowring's public and literary life, Rowland Hunter, Romish and Protestant Ppery, his article in the Westminster Review.#15) ALS from J. Willems, 14 September 1828, in French, 2 pp. (lacking the beginning page), re Flemish grammar (Des Roches) and poetry. Addressed to Bowring at The Hague (Gravenhage) with names of Duncan and Colin Campbell, Rotterdam.#16) ALS from H. Tollens, 21 September 1828, Rotterdam, in Dutch, 1 p., re visiting each other, his wife will care of him, and Gysbert Japiks.#17) ALS addressed to Bowring in Amsterdam, from T. Van Swinderen, Groningenden, in Dutch, 22 September 1828, 3 pp., re travelling, his mother has dies, selling a piece of land for 1,000 guilders.#18) ALS addressed to Bowring in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, from T. Van Swinderen, Groningenden, in Dutch, 22 October 1828, 3 pp. See above.#19) ALS from John Jeffrey, 10 Weymouth St, 20 December 1828, 2 pp., re refuges.#20) ALS from John Jeffrey, 10 Weymouth St, 23 December 1828, 3 pp., re his inability to attend the Spanish Committee tomorrow, Count d'Aglie (gone to Brighton), Louis Capano, refugees that the French government may send back to England, Exchequer Bills, Robert Owen's visits to poor pensioners.#21) ALS from D. McCulloch, 21 December 1828, 1 p., re his opinion of a book ("chock full of uncommon? guests stories & poems"), Quarterly Journal ("Brand the editor is my friend"), Southern's Journal. #22) ALS from Bowring to John Martin, 29 May 1843, an invitation. This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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        Chainbearer, The; or The Littlepage Manuscripts

      1845. first edition. The Growing Corruption of Civilization"James Fenimore Cooper's The Chainbearer in the Original Printed WrappersA Remarkable SurvivalCOOPER, James Fenimore. The Chainbearer; or The Littlepage Manuscripts. Edited by the Author of "Satanstoe," "Spy," "Pathfinder," "Two Admirals, " etc. In Two Volumes. New-York: Burgess, Stringer and Company, 1845. First American Edition. Two octavo volumes (7 11/16 x 4 9/16 inches; 196 x 117 mm.). [i]-iii, iv-vi, 7-212; [1-3], 4-228 pp. Publisher's pale buff paper printed wrappers. The wrappers have been noted by BAL in three different states. No sequence has been determined and the order presented is arbitrary. The wrappers may have been printed simultaneously. In the present copy the wrappers on volume I are in State 'B' with inner front "Mrs. Ellis's Housekeeping"; inner back "History of All Christian SectsÂ…" and back wrapper with "The Great Book". The wrappers on volume II are in State 'A' with inner front "New and Beautiful Edition"; inner back "The Great Book" and back wrapper with "Cheap Books". Some light scattered foxing and or staining. Clean tear to lower margin of pp. iii/iv of preface in volume one. Lower wrapper of volume one with small piece (1 5/8 x 9/16 inches maximum) torn away from blank margin not touching any of the print on recto or verso, a couple of stains on the front and rear wrappers. A remarkable survival, generally bright and fresh, with no restoration whatsoever. Individually chemised and housed in a quarter red morocco over red cloth board slip-case.The first London edition, which preceded the American edition by about one month, was published in three volumes on November 22nd, 1845.The Chainbearer; or The Littlepage Manuscripts is the second book in a trilogy starting with Satanstoe (1845) and ending with The Redskins (1846). The novel focuses mainly on issues of land ownership and the displacement of American Indians as the United States moves Westward.Critical to the trilogy of these novels, is the sense of expansion through the measuring and acquisition of land by civilization. The title The Chainbearer represents "the man who carries the chains in measuring the land, the man who helps civilization to grow from the wilderness, but who at the same time continues the chain of evil, increases the potentiality for corruption." The central position of the "Chainbearer" allows Cooper to deal with the cultural lack of understanding Native Americans had of European concepts of land ownership. This in turn allows Cooper to critique ownership in general.Also, Cooper, like in many of his novels, focuses on the growing corruption of individuals in "civilization" as it expands. This Cooper attributes "an inherent principle in the corrupt nature of man to misuse all his privileges. . . . If history proves anything, it proves this." Two characters, in particular, represent this growing corruption of civilization, Andries Mordaunt, the chainbearer, and Aaron, known as "Thousandacres". The men represent different types of the civilization, Mordaunt as the usurper of old civilization and Thousandacres representing an older society which the new "civilization" means to usurp. Eventually this new civilization decides to embrace force in order to lay full claim on the land. This displacement of Native Americans by the ever expansionist Americans repeatedly becomes an issue for Cooper throughout the trilogy of novels. In so doing, Cooper presents a very strong critique of Americans and America. (Wikipedia).

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        San Zenone Verona

      Londra 1845 - Litografia dipinta a mano, titolata e firmata in basso su ambo i lati. Mm 274x389, 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 immagine della Basilica di San Zeno con scena animata sul sagrato. Ampi Margini. Carlo Perini-Cesare Sinistri "Verona nelle antiche stampe", 380.

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        Essai de philosophie positive (288 pages) édition de 1845

      Le Normant 1845 - Livre de la page 3 à la page 288 ( il manque la première page) Reliure rigide avec inscription PINEL et Philosophie Positive .REF livre D-622 boîte D-68 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Peau de Chagrin

      1845 - Paris, Gosselin, Urbain Canel 1831. 2 volumes, 125 x 210 mm, 393-[errata] et 374 pp. vol. I : manque la page de titre. Vol. II ré-emboité : page de titre très rognée et restaurée, page suivante restaurée. EDITION ORIGINALE du premier chef-d'oeuvre de Balzac. Chaque volume est orné d'un frontispice de Tony Johannot gravé par Porret et tiré sur Chine. On joint deux lettres: l'une tapuscrite d'un bibliophile adressée au conserva- teur de la Bibliothèque de l'Insitut National de France lui demandant conseil pour expertiser les présents volumes ; et la réponse autographe signée du conservateur datée de 1927, l'informant que les volumes qu'on lui propose sont bien des éditions originales. L'exemplaire est agréable malgré les défauts signalés.

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        HAND-BOOK FOR TRAVELLERS IN SPAIN, AND READERS AT HOME. DESCRIBING THE COUNTRY AND CITIES, THE NATIVES AND THEIR MANNERS; THE ANTIQUITIES, RELIGION, LEGENDS, FINE ARTS, LITERATURE, SPORTS, AND GASTRONOMY: WITH NOTICES ON SPANISH HISTORY. PART I. CONTAINING ANDALUCIA, RONDA AND GRANADA, MURCIA, VALENCIA, CATALONIA, AND ESTREMADURA; WITH TRAVELLING MAPS AND A COPIOUS INDEX. [PART II. CONTAINING LEON, GALLICIA, THE ASTURIAS, THE CASTILES (OLD AND NEW), THE BASQUE PROVINCES, ARRAGON, THE PYRENEES, AND NAVARRE. WITH TRAVELLING MAPS AND A COPIOUS INDEX.].

      1845 - London, John Murray, first edition, two volumes, pp xii, 556; vi, 557-1064, folding map of Andalucia mounted on linen and bound at rear of volume one, folding map of Spain bound at rear of volume two, the two volumes bound by Hayday in a very civilized full calf with green labels lettered in gilt, and stamped on the front paste-down 'T. Bosworth, 215, Regent Street'. There are a number of ink and pencil notes in the margins, some of them signed J. F., and some of them quite detailed - particularly that relating to the gold coinage, thereby leading me to believe that the initials belong to John Fullarton. One or two of the notes are very slightly obscured in the gutter of the binding, suggesting that it was bound after annotation. John Fullarton (1780-1849), was an authority on currency, and was one of several correspondents who wrote offering Ford new and up-to-date information. [Robertson p.232] . Bindings a trifle rubbed with some dark spots on the boards, the map of Spain with a couple of closed tears on the folds, as usual, otherwise a very attractive copy with an interesting association. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Conspiracy to Defeat the Liberation of Governor Dorr! or the Hunkers and Algerines Identified, and their Policy Unveiled.

      John Windt. PAPERBACK. 1845, Printed and Published by John Windt of New York. 47 pages, followed by a 2 page introduction/advertisement for "Young America!" on the rear cover. This scarce original booklet, bound in printed pictorial wrappers, has general wear and chipping at the extremities. The text is unmarked and the binding is intact, although somewhat fragile due to the thin nature of the paper stock. There is a four inch closed tear at the top left corner of the front cover. The inside front cover features an ad for "Treason Defined" by Francis Treadwell. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Good. 1845.

      [Bookseller: Kristian Strom, Bookseller]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 1. III. 1845. - 2¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. "Gute liebe Vivi! Recht von ganzem Herzen wünsche ich Dir Glück u. Segen zu dem heutigen Tage, möchte er Dir viel viel Glück u. Freude bringen u. Alles, was Dein Herz wünscht [.]". - S. 1 mit gedr. Zierbordüre; ein kleiner Randeinriß auf Bl. 2.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Shipwrecked Orphans a true narrative

      

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. ]
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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition

      

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. ]
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        Illustrirte Zeitung. Fünfter Band. Wöchentliche Nachrichten über alle Ereignisse, Zustände und Persönlichkeiten der Gegenwart, über Tagesgeschichte, öffentliches und gesellschaftliches Leben, Wissenschaft und Kunst, Musik.

      Weber, Leipzig 1845 - (., Theater und Mode. = Zweiter Halbband des Jahres 1845 von der Nr. 105 vom 5. Juli 1845 - Nr. 130 vom 27. Dezember 1845 // angebunden: Sechster Band, Weber, Leipzig 1846: Januarheft - Märzheft ) Mit 2 n.n. Blättern ( Titelblatt und Vorwort ), 428 Seiten mit sehr zahlreichen Illustrationen in Holzstich nebst einigen Plänen, Karten, Noten. ( Angebunden: Sechster Jahrgang 1846 mit 2 n.n. Blättern ( Titelblatt und Vorwort ), den Seiten 1 - 208 ( bis Nummer 43 vom 28. März 1846 ) mit ebenfalls sehr zahlreichen Holzstich-Illustrationen. Zusammen in einem Pappband der Zeit, Folio ( 37 x 26,5 cm ). Der Einband stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken etwas angeplatzt und zu den Kapitalen hin beschädigt. Innen das Titelblatt mit altem Besitzvermerk, Papier teils gebräunt, Seiten teils etwas fleckig und stockfleckig, wenige Seiten auch stärker fleckig bzw. etwas braunfleckig. Wenige Seiten mit kleinen Randläsionen oder kleinem Einriss, einige Seiten etwas angeknickt bzw. eselsohrig. Innen von insgesamt guter Erhaltung. ( Gewicht 2700 Gramm ) - collationiert - ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        CHART OF THE WORLD ON MERCATOR’S PROJECTION’. Map of the world, printed on two double sheets, not joined. Numerous tracks of explorers (Cook etc.) are shown.

      William Lizars ca. 1845 - 53x80cm when joined. Original outline colour. Excellent condition. The two map sheets together

      [Bookseller: Garwood & Voigt]
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        Mönnitarri-Krieger im Anzuge des Hundetanzes. Guerrier Moennitarri costumé pour la Danse du Chien." originale Lithographie ca.29x20cm (Darstellung/image size) von Fuchs nach Bodmer auf Bütten-Karton (34x24cm)

      - unterhalb der Darstellung typographisch betitelt und bezeichnet; Zürich 1845 [Das dekorative Blatt insgesamt braunfleckig.]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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