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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Schwind").

      Frankfurt, 16. VII. 1845. - 1 S. 4to. An einen ungenannten Freund: "Endlich ist das verfluchte Papier und Tusch angekommen. Ich schicke Ihnen die Pastete und zwei Zeichnungen nebst der Behandlungs Anweisung die mir aus Wien zugekommen ist. Wollen Sie jetzt so gut sein und sich tüchtig daran halten - alsbald kommen zwei Zeichnungen nach, auf welche alle 4 sehnsüchtig gewartet wird. Brauchen Sie Geld schreiben Sie mir. Alles ist betrübt, daß gar keine Nachrichten von Ihnen einlaufen [.]". - Etwas fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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. 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. Portrait frontispiece to Volume I, 4 facsimile letters and 3 plans, 2 of them folding. 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point for any attempt to understand either the mercurial personality or instinctive tactical genius of Nelson, never superseded.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. Cowie 144. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Narrative of the United States exploring expedition, during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842.

      Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1845.5 volumes. Contemporary speckled calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ruled and green morocco title labels. With 11 folding maps (10 folding), 64 steel-engraved plates and ca. 300 wood-engravings in the text.Official trade edition, this edition and all later editions later than 1845 appeared without the atlas (Haskell p.40); the official first edition, of which only 100 copies were printed, issued also in 1845. - The first major American expedition visited and explored the coast of South America, over 200 Pacific islands, Australia and New Zealand (1839-40), the Hawaiian Islands (1840-41), the northwest coast of America and California (1841) and the South Pacific again in 1841. In 1842 he visited South Africa. Wilkes did find icecovered land, now called Wilkes Land, west of Adélie Land. He also surveyed more than two thousand kilometres of Antarctic coastline, confirming the existence of a vast polar continent. The expedition was made up of a number of notable American scientists, and their botanical, natural history and geological findings are included. 'Wilkes was tried in a court-martial for numerous varieties of scandalous conduct, neglect of duty, cruelty, oppression and illegal punishment of seamen' (Conrad p.50). 'Charles Wilkes, no poster-boy of American polar exploration, was a flogging tyrant, paranoid and peevish, insecure and insensitive. Yet as 'Commander' of the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-42, Wilkes achieved a great deal of lasting significance, not only in his relatively brief visit to Antarctica but throughout the four-year voyage, especially in the South Pacific Islands' (Stam, Books on ice, p.80). - A nice set of Wilkes?s great United States Exploring Expedition. Haskell 3, Cf. Sabin 103994; Hill 1866; Ferguson 5584; NZNB 6072; Mendelssohn II, p.610; O'Reilly/Reitman 995; Forbes 1575.

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        Voyage au Darfour

      Benjamin Duprat, Paris 1845 - Later full green calf, marbled endpapers, the spine with four raised bands, 8vo. Half title, frontis, title page, pp. (1), lxxxvi, 491, 1, followed by five plates. A complete copy. A small library stamp on the title page and one other on a text page. A small dampstain at the bottom margin of the frontispiece, well outside the plate area and some minor foxing. Further some scattered very light browning and foxing throughout. Some letters and digits on half title page in ink and some more in pencil both on half - and title page. From page 273 onwards occasionally, not continually, a small dampstain in the far outer margin. The edges partly uncut. A small closed tear in the margin of the large folding map, not affecting the map itself. The work was translated from Arabic into French by Nicolas Perron, while the interesting and important introduction was written by Edme-François Jomard. Despite the flaws mentioned still overall an attractive copy. Please visit our website for additional pictures. Prince Ibrahim Hilmy II, p. 52. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        I due Foscari Melodramma lirico di Francesco Maria Piave... Riduzione per Canto con accompagnamento di Pianoforte di L. Truzzi... N. 16797 al 16815... Fr. 32 -. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Giovanni Ricordi [PNs 16797-16815], 1845. First complete edition, first issue of the second version. Hopkinson 42 B (a). Chusid p. 69. As the first version of the opera went to press in Milan, Paris, and London, Verdi made significant alterations during rehearsals for its first performance. Although separate pieces from the first version were published in London and Paris, Ricordi abandoned the engraving, and a complete score of the first version was never published or, indeed, performed. I Due Foscari, in three acts to a libretto by Piave after Byron';s play The Two Foscari, was first performed in Rome at the Teatro Argentina on November 3, 1844. "Composing I due Foscari occupied Verdi for about four months (a long time by the standards of most of its predecessors)... the opera... offers several interesting experiments. Perhaps most striking is the use of recurring themes to identify the principals. These proto-?leitmotifs'; are here perhaps applied too rigidly, serving ultimately to deny any sense of development or progression in the characters; but the experiment itself is significant, suggesting that Verdi was anxious to explore new means of musical and dramatic articulation. The increased importance of local colour is also notable in light of Verdi';s future development. Although in I due Foscari the sense of a precise ambience seems imposed on the score rather than emerging from it, Verdi';s awareness of the potential of this added dimension in musical drama was decisive; from this time onwards he would rarely employ local colour in quite the mechanical way he had in his earliest operas." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Brown blindstamped cloth-backed marbled boards with original pictorial upper wrapper laid down to upper. 1f. (title within decorative yellow border), [3] (table of contents with plate numbers), [4] (named cast list for the first performance), 5-187, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Each number with its own plate number, price, and secondary pagination. Early manuscript titling in black ink to spine and upper board. Handstamp of the NYSO Bibliothek to lower margin of title. Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped; upper joint partially split. Title quite foxed, yellow borders faded; blank upper margins slightly trimmed, not affecting text; minor foxing throughout, heavier to endpapers and outer leaves; corners of some leaves slightly creased. An attractive copy overall, with wide outer margins.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Shaka goichidai zue [trans.: Pictorial History of Shakyamuni].

      By Isai Yamada. Illus. by Hokusai Katsushika. 18 double-page & 17 single illus. 34; 38; 39; 35; 30; 27 folding leaves. Six vols. 8vo, orig. orange patterned wrappers, title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Osaka: Kawachiya Mohe, 1845. One of Hokusai's major later illustrated books; it is a selection from the life story of Shaka. Hokusai made 35 illustrations for 27 episodes and 23 of these are possibly new iconographies in Shaka's biography. Fine set. ❧ Hillier, The Art of Hokusai in Book Illustration, pp. 236-37-"Hokusai does his best to conform to a semi-religious text without, one senses, the same enthusiasm that renders his illustrations to the Chinese-type novels so stirring." .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Les Chauffeurs du Nord. Souveniers de l'an IV a l'an VI.

      1845 1845 - 5 vols. Paris: omon et Cie 1845-46. A few leaves weakly foxed otherwise a fine set bound in nice contemporary halfleather richly gilt on spines and with goldlines on boards. Bindings weakly marked of storage and silver-fish, 3rd volume missing paper on backboard. * 1st edition. Very rare.Vidocq is considered by historians and those in law enforcement to be the father of modern criminal investigation: Monsieur Vidocq introduced record keeping (a card-index system), criminalistics, and the science of ballistics into police work; he was the first to make plaster-of paris casts of foot/shoe impressions; he was a master of disguise and surveillance; he held patents on indelible ink and unalterable bond paper; and he founded the first modern detective agency and credit bureau, Le Bureau des Renseignements. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Epitaphs from the Old Burying-Ground in Cambridge

      Cambridge: John Owen, 1845 - Qtr. cl. & pap. bds. Good - Very Good/No Jacket. (1st.). Inscribed By Author to His Uncle. 8vo. pp 192, ind. Ep's sl. browned. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Muse Book Shop]
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        Ueber den Durchgang eines elektrischen Stromes durch eine Ebene, insbesondere durch eine kreisförmige. 18 S. In: Annalen der Physik und Chemie. Hrsg. J. C. Poggendorff. Band 64.

      Leipzig Barth 1845 - (21 x 13 cm). (2) X, 636 S. Mit 5 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe seiner ersten Veröffentlichung und zugleich eine seiner wichtigsten. Er beschreibt hier die Gesetze der elektrischen Stromverzweigung, die später als "Kirchhoffsche Regeln" bezeichnet wurden. - Gestempelt. Stellenweise leicht fleckig. Einband leicht bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 7, 379; Poggendorff I, 1260 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Kakuzen zuko [trans.: An Illustrated Study of Leatherwork].

      About 170 fine woodcuts in color in the text. 19 folding leaves of patterns & 12 folding leaves of text. 4to, orig. patterned wrappers in accordion (orihon) format. Edo: 1845. First edition. This handsome work, printed on paper richly speckled with mica, depicts leatherwork patterns used in the past for military costumes, festivities, and decorative clothing and accessories. The woodcuts, which range from one to five a page, are beautifully printed in a great variety of colors (for example, many different shades of blue, green, yellow, purple, brown, and red). The compiler and artist Eisen Ikeda Keisai (1790-1848), was a prominent ukiyo-e artist who specialized in pictures of beautiful women. Fine copy. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Du prêtre, de la femme, de la famille. (exemplaire de Sainte-Beuve annotée de sa main)

      Paris, Comptoir des Imprimeurs-Unis, Hachette, Paulin 1845 - Grand in-8° relié demi-chagrin havane dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé, plats de couverture conservés, XVII-319 pages. Précieux exemplaire de Sainte-Beuve qui donne sur le dernier feuillet blanc d'une fine et dense écriture son analyse du texte [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historical and Literary Curiosities

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1845 - Historical and Literary Curiosities, Consisting of Fac-similes of Original Documents; Scenes of Remarkable Events and Interesting Localities; and the Birth-places, Residences, Portraits, and Monuments, of Eminent Literary Characters; with a Variety of Reliques and Antiquities Connected with the same Subjects. Selected and Engraved by the late Charles John Smith F.S.A. 95 engraved plates (five of them folding and nine with contemporary hand-colouring) and five woodcut vignettes. 4to. [290 x 225 x 50 mm]. [1]f, viii, [96] pp. Bound in contemporary half olive goatskin with gilt fillet borders, marbled paper sides, smooth spine lettered in gilt, marbled endleaves, top edge gilt,the others untrimmed. (Slightly rubbed). A fine copy. Originally published in eight parts between 1833 and 1840. The work was interrupted at the end of the sixth part by the death of Smith, and was finished by Bohn. It is true to the title, in offering a wealth of historical and literary curiosities.

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        The Chimes: A Goblin Story

      Chapman & Hall, London, 1845 Chapman & Hall, London, 1845. First edition. Uncommon first state with the publisher's imprint within the illustration on the vignette title page (Smith II.5; Sadlier 683). Small 8vo: (viii), 175, [1]; complete."Dickens' second Christmas book, which continues his social commentaries on the poor. Structured similarly to "A Christmas Carol," the main character, Trotty, witnesses an alternative future through a series of visions and ultimately is given a second chance to put things right. "The Chimes" was a bestseller in its day, but has since been eclipsed by "A Christmas Carol." Very good in original cloth, repair to top of spine and repair to verso of title page(there was a horizontal tear).. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Sinfonia del Nabucco a quattro mani del Sig. Maestro Giuseppe Verdi

      Album (24,5x33). Manoscritto di 16 fogli su carta pentagrammata. Senza legatura. Minime imperfezioni marginali, ma buono stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        A description of the colosseum as re-opened in M.DCCC.XLV. Under the Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, and H.R.H. Prince Albert. With numerous illustrations, and eight coloured sections of the panorama of London, Embossed by Messrs. Dobbs, Bailey, & Co.

      London: Printed by J. Wertheimer and Co., 1845. 24pp. With 14 plates, six woodcuts and eight views engraved by the Kronheim process depicting the Panorama of London. A rare survival, stitched within the original publisher's printed buff wrappers. A little tired, with some wear and tear to extremities, a little marking and small patch to upper wrap where tip-ex has been removed. Internally clean and crisp. The London Colosseum was constructed in Regent's Park as part of Regency fashion for novel exhibition spaces housing grand works of art, specifically to present the panoramic view of London from St Paul's made by Thomas Horner in 1821 and painted with many technical innovations by E.L. Paris between 1825 and 1829. Also housing other amusements, including the world's first passenger lift, the Colosseum nevertheless fell into decline in the 1840s. In 1843 the site was purchased (for 23,000 Guineas), remodelled by William Bradwell (of Covent Garden theatre fame), redecorated with numerous Classical allusions and re-opened in 1845 housing 'a Glypoteca, or Museum of Sculpture', featuring the work of leading artists. The featured Panorama of London was also updated. This elaborate programme depicts some of the innovations featured in the re-opening, including Stalactite caverns and artificial waterfalls before Alpine backdrops, alongside eight plates of the Panorama. Two editions are known to exist - one coloured in green cloth boards, gilt, containing 14 monochome and eight duplicate embossed and coloured Panorama plates, and another, as here, in fragile paper wrappers with 14 monochrome plates. c/f Abbey Life 569. Oblong quarto.

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        Etablissement de M. Decoster.

      Paris (Ca ) 1845 - (30 x 21,5 cm). Mit 21 (2 doppelblattgroßen) Tafeln, davon 19 auf gewalztem Japanpapier. Halblederband der Zeit. Sehr seltener und früher Verkaufskatalog der Pariser Firma für Textilmaschinen. - Decoster hat in Paris eine Maschinenbauwerkstatt gegründet, die bereits 1845 180 Mitarbeiter beschäftigt. Besonders berühmt sind seine Maschinen zum Kämmen und Spinnen von Flachs. Sie beruhen auf der Erfindung von Girard, jedoch von Decoster wesentlich verbessert. Daneben konstruiert er u.a. eine Universal Teilmaschine, einen auf Schienen beweglichen Kran, mit dem die Lasten auch gleich gewogen werden können, eine Maschine zum Schneiden der Zähne von Zahnrädern und eine vertikale Bohr- bzw. Ausbohrmaschine. - Die Tafeln zeigen eine hübsche Ansicht bzw. einen Grundriss der Fabrik sowie Querschnitte durch die verschiedenen Gebäude. Die übrigen, sehr fein gezeichneten Tafeln bilden die unterschiedlichen Maschinen ab, darunter auch eine Drehbank zur Herstellung von Waggonrädern. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Einband leicht berieben. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Playford, 9. V. 1845. - 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. Touching letter penned in shaky handwriting, only a few months before Clarkson's own passing, expressing his sorrow at learning of the death of a child of the Biddell family: "[.] for I am not able even get to cross the room without helping; and as to going downstairs and getting into a carriage, that is utterly impossible, yet I am without hope, that I shall be able to put a shoe on [.]". Clarkson gained renown through his "Essay on the Slavery" (PMM 232), published in 1786. - Minute tears in the fold (one reinforced).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        BAÑOS DE MAR EN EL MUELLE VIEJO DE PALMA DE MALLORCA - BANYS DE MAR MOLL VELL DE PALMA.

      - Conjunto de documentos relativos a los Baños de Mar instalados en el muelle Viejo de Palma en el siglo XIX. Documentos con la solicitud para realizar la instalación fechados en 24 de mayo de 1845, varios planos de la instalación, Datos estadísticos detallados con la contabilidad desde el año 1865 a 1877 y un resumen de los ingresos desde la instalación, 1843, hasta el año 1844. Los baños dejaron de funcionar en 1889 después de muchos requerimientos de las autoridades a los propietarios para que abandonasen las instalaciones con el fin de ampliar el puerto. Se adjunta abundante documentación de los recursos, correspondencia, etc. así como los gastos ocasionados a la Junta de Obras la demolición de los baños. Mucha y diversa documentación: seguro contra incendios de las instalaciones, seguro para las cañerías, cuentas detalladas de su construcción, así como mucha correspondencia sobre estas instalaciones tan importantes para Palma en el siglo XIX. ISLAS BALEARES LIBROS ANTIGUOS MANUSCRITOS

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        Panoramaansicht vom Käppele),

      um 1845. - Panoramaansicht vom Käppele auf die Stadt. Der Blick reicht von der Südflanke der Festung bis hinaus ins Maintal nach Randersacker, im Vordergrund ist der Stationsweg zu sehen. Anonyme Lithographie von drei Platten bei Förtsch in Würzburg, um 1845. 25,4 x 165,8 cm. - Unter Glas staubdicht gerahmt. Rahmung im Preis inbegriffen. Leicht gebräunt und kaum fleckig, alte Mittelfalz erkennbar. - S. Mainfränkisches Museum, Gesamtansichten Nr. 110. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Le diable à Paris

      Hetzel 1845 - - Hetzel, Paris 1845 -1846, 18x28cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Premier tirage des 212 gravures hors-texte sur bois de Gavarni (à l'exception des 4 dernières qui sont de Bertall), ainsi que de 800 vignettes in texte. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre fins nerfs orné de triples caissons dorés agrémentés d'arabesques dorées, plats de cartonnage rouge, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins légèrement émoussés, reliures romantiques de l'époque. On notera l'étonnante diversité typographique en matière d'illustration (encadrements de texte, cul-de-lampe.). Les bois de Gavarni légendés et satiriques constituent une incroyable profusion illustrative, comme une précoce bande dessinée. Quelques rares et pâles rousseurs. Livre extraordinaire et typiquement romantique, le Diable à Paris réunit des textes à la signature prestigieuse (la philosophie de la vie conjugale de Balzac ; Mimi Pinson de Musset.) et les dote d'une illustration abondante. Ce type de livre fait suite au succès énorme que rencontrèrent les Physiologies et qui croque des caractères parisiens au moral et au physique. Le premier tome est précédé d'une histoire de Paris par Lavallée et le second d'une géographie de Paris (en fin de volume Statistiques de Paris). Ce tableau de la capitale est des plus intéressants car il précède les grands bouleversements que va connaître Paris sous le second empire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Premoier drawing of 212 prints inset wood Gavarni (except the last 4 of which are Bertall), as well as thumbnails 800 in text. Binders half red shagreen, back with four nerves purposes adorned with triple gilded boxes decorated with golden arabesques, boards of red cardboard, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, corners lightly bumped, romantic bindings of the time. the astonishing diversity typographical Note regarding illustration (text frames, cul-de-lamp .). The wood Gavarni and satirical captions are an incredible profusion illustrative as early comics. Some rare and pale foxing. extraordinary book and typically romantic, the Devil in Paris brings together texts with the prestigious signature (the philosophy of married life of Balzac Mimi Pinson de Musset .) and provides them with an abundant illustration. This type of book follows the huge success that met the Physiologies and crunches Parisian characters morally and physically. The first volume is preceded by a history of Paris by Lavallée and the second in a geography of Paris (end of volume Statistics of Paris). This table of the capital is the most interesting because it precedes the major changes that will experience Paris under the Second Empire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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."

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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]

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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.

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        The Freemason's Quarterly Review.

      London: Sherwood et al., 1834-1840, 1842,1844 & 1845. - 9 volumes, 8.5 inches tall. In half calf, with the binder's tickets of Burgess of Macclesfield. With wide gilt raised bands, labels and gilt masonic tools to the top and bottom panels. Bindings are scuffed and rubbed but solid. A scarce run. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A description of the colosseum as re-opened in M.DCCC.XLV. Under the Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, and H.R.H. Prince Albert. With numerous illustrations, and eight coloured sections of the panorama of London, Embossed by Messrs. Dobbs, Bailey, & Co.

      Printed by J. Wertheimer and Co., London 1845 - 24pp. With 14 plates, six woodcuts and eight views engraved by the Kronheim process depicting the Panorama of London. A rare survival, stitched within the original publisher's printed buff wrappers. A little tired, with some wear and tear to extremities, a little marking and small patch to upper wrap where tip-ex has been removed. Internally clean and crisp. The London Colosseum was constructed in Regent's Park as part of Regency fashion for novel exhibition spaces housing grand works of art, specifically to present the panoramic view of London from St Paul's made by Thomas Horner in 1821 and painted with many technical innovations by E.L. Paris between 1825 and 1829. Also housing other amusements, including the world's first passenger lift, the Colosseum nevertheless fell into decline in the 1840s. In 1843 the site was purchased (for 23,000 Guineas), remodelled by William Bradwell (of Covent Garden theatre fame), redecorated with numerous Classical allusions and re-opened in 1845 housing 'a Glypoteca, or Museum of Sculpture', featuring the work of leading artists. The featured Panorama of London was also updated. This elaborate programme depicts some of the innovations featured in the re-opening, including Stalactite caverns and artificial waterfalls before Alpine backdrops, alongside eight plates of the Panorama. Two editions are known to exist - one coloured in green cloth boards, gilt, containing 14 monochome and eight duplicate embossed and coloured Panorama plates, and another, as here, in fragile paper wrappers with 14 monochrome plates. c/f Abbey Life 569 Size: Oblong quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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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]

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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

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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

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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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