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        Harmonie ruralis; or, an essay towards a natural history of British Song Birds. 2 Bände in 1 Band.

      London, Henry G. Bohn 1845. - 4°. XXIV S., 2 Bll., 66 S., Titelbl., 96 S. und Frontispiz und insgesamt 80 Farbtafeln. Halblederbd. d.Z. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und Goldschnitt (Ecken bestossen, berieben). Der englische Botaniker James Bolton verfasste zahlreiche naturhistorische Werke, illustrierte viele davon, indem er sie selber zeichnete und druckte und persönliche Feldforschung zu allen Themen unternahm. Illustrationen und Texte des vorliegenden letzten Hauptwerks über die Singvögel Grossbritanniens sind aus der Fülle seiner ganzen Lebensarbeit zusammengestellt worden. 2 posthume Ausgaben zeugen von der grossen Popularität dieses ornithologischen Buches mit gest. Tafeln in kräftigem Kolorit. - Gelegentlich leicht stockfleckig, Vorsatz lose, insgesamt jedoch schönes, sauberes Exemplar. - Nissen 115: Zimmer S. 64. Lang en

      [Bookseller: Buch + Kunst + hommagerie Sabine Koitka]
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        De Venise a Constantinople a travers la Grece et retour par Malte, Messine, Pizzo et Naples.

      Paris: Chez De La Rue,, [1845]. Landscape folio (64.4 × 44 cm), 24, 9, [2]. Recent quarter calf, marbled boards, original front wrapper bound-in. Lithograph title page, 51 lithographed plates (2 folding), map of Greece. A fine copy, with one foxed title page. First edition. A scarce work containing finely drawn views of Venice, Corfu, Athens, Corinth, Constantinople, Malta and elsewhere. The author travelled in Greece and Turkey from the autumn of 1843 to the spring of 1844, and published two other works from his travels at this time: Athenes monumentale et pittoresque (sometimes entitled Vues pittoresques des monuments d'Athenes) and Excursion par terre d'Athenes a Nauplie. It appears that this work, which has the most plates, was the first to appear, with the others deriving from it. The plates in this work are of a high standard and comprise: [General title] Lepante; [sub-title] Episode de la Guerre de l'Independance; 1. Carte de Grece; 2 & 3. Venise; 4. Ancone; 5. Corfou; 6. Patras; 7. Curzola; Calamaki (2 views); 8-23. [Views in Athens, including a folding panorama]; 24. Monastere de Daphnee; 25. Eleusis; 26. Megare; 27-31 [Views in and around Corinth]; 32. Temple de Nemee et tombeau d'Agamemnon (2 views); 33. Acropole de Micenes; 34. Porte des lions; 35. Ruines de Tirynthe; 36. Vue de la plaine d'Argos; 36 bis. Antiquites d'Argos; 37. Nauplie; 38. Temple de Jupiter a Egine; 39. Temple de Sunium; 40. Syra; 41. Folieri (Phocee); 42. Smyrne; 43. Panorama de la Troade (folding plate with 3 views); 44. Les Dardanelles; 45. Constantinople; 46 & 47. Malte; 48. Messine; 49. Pizzo; 50 & 51. Naples.

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        Physical Description of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land Accompanied By a Geological Map, Sections and Diagrams, and Figures of the Organic Remains

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1845. xix, 462pp + 19 bw plates (1 folding), 3 tinted plates, col folding map, marbled edges and endpapers. Near contemporary pebbled cloth with leather spine and corners (half-leather). A little rubbed on edges and spine bands, folding plate slightly misfolded- otherwise a superb copy of this scarce early volume of the geology of New South Wales and Tasmania. Strzelecki was the first to find gold in Australia. Section I: Marine and Land Surveys; Section II: Terrestrial Magnetism; Section III: Geology and Mineralogy; Section IV: Climatology; Section V:Botany; Section VI: Zoology; Section VII: On the abrotigines of New South Wales and Van Diemen's LAnd; Section VIII: Agriculture.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Lawrence Jones]
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        Wilhelm I. (Berlin 22. 03. 1797 - 09. 03. 1888 Berlin). König von Preussen (1858), sowie ab 1871 dt. Kaiser. Eigentlicher Name Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig. Kniestück als Prinz von Preussen, im Hintergrund Schloß Babelsberg ( Sommersitz des Prinzen ).

      - Lithographie ( a. a. China ) v. Fischer n. F.(ranz ) Krüger b. Lüderitz, um 1845, 48 x 38,5 (H) Wilhelm war konservativ eingestellt und hatte wegen seiner Rolle bei der Niederschlagung der Revolution von 1848 den Beinamen Kartätschenprinz erhalten. Dennoch bedeutete sein Antreten als amtierender König 1858 eine gewisse Liberalisierung. Noch während des Deutsch-Französischen Krieges 1870/1871 hatte er sich dem Gedanken widersetzt, zusätzlich Deutscher Kaiser zu werden, erlangte aber im Kaiserreich große Popularität. Seine Regierungszeit war wesentlich vom Wirken Otto von Bismarcks als preussischem Ministerpräsidenten und Reichskanzler geprägt.

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        NOUVELLES RUSSES. Traduction française publiée par Louis Viardot.

      1845 - Paris, Paulin, 1845. In-12 (121 X 185) broché, couverture jaune imprimée ; VII-324 pages, (1) f. de table, (9) ff. de catalogue, (1) f. d'achevé d'imprimer. ÉDITION ORIGINALE FRANÇAISE, très rare, surtout en bel état. Ce recueil contient: "Tarass Boulba" - "Les Mémoires d'un Fou" - "La Calèche" - "En Ménage d'autrefois" - "Le Bal des Gnomes". «Ces nouvelles sont de véritables petits chefs-d?oeuvre. "Le Roi des gnomes" est une des lectures les plus terrifiantes qui puissent être.» (Marc Loliée, "Romans noirs - Contes de Fées - Contes Fantastiques [Etc.]", Catalogue n°79 publié en 1952, n°205).). BEL EXEMPLAIRE broché, entièrement lavé et soigneusement rebroché. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
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        Eastern Grey Kangaroo.

      1845-1863 1845 - 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

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        De la folie considérée sous le point de vue pathologique, philosophique, historique et judiciaire, etc

      1845 - 2 volumes de [1] f. de Paris, J.-B. Baillière, 1845, in-8, 2 volumes de [1] f. de fx-titre, VIII-534 pp. + VII-522-[1] pp, demi-chagrin rouge de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs, PREMIERE EDITION. Un des ouvrages les plus complets au point de vue médical sur la lycanthropie, démonologie, vampirisme, sorcellerie, etc. Dans cet ouvrage, Calmeil (1798-1895) traite notamment des grandes épidémies de délire comme la théomanie, la démonopathie, la démonolâtrie ou la zoanthropie. La théomanie atteint des populations presque entières qui croient avoir reçu des inspirations divines, ont des extases, des spasmes, des convulsions, etc. La démonolâtrie se rencontre surtout parmi les gens des campagnes qui sont soumis au démon. Les malades atteints de démonopathie étaient connus sous le nom de "possédés". Fréquente dans les couvents, elle s'accompagne de catalepsie et de violents phénomènes hystériques. Enfin, les zoanthropes se croyaient par moments transformés en bêtes. Calmeil illustre la théomanie en prenant entre autre l'exemple de Jeanne d'Arc qui selon lui "ne fit pas preuve d'une bonne logique en ajoutant foi à ses propres visions". Quelques rousseurs. Dos habilement restaurés. Waller, n°12861 a. Semelaigne I, 233. Caillet 1960. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        A Brief Narrative of The Shipwreck of TheTransport "Premier", near the mouth of the River St. Lawrence, on the 4thNovember, 1843, having on board the Head-Quarter wing of the SecondBattalion of the First or Royal Regiment, proceeding from North Americato

      London. Published by Jeremiah How. 1845.. Hardcover. 4to.27.5cm, xv,37,[2]p., plus 6 lithographed plates & 9 engraved vignetteillustrations, in the original blind stamped dark green copy, gilt titleson the upper cover, binding dust soiled, corners bumped, some foxing inthe text, some dust soiling on the plates but mainly in the margins, theimages are good, a good to very good copy. (cgc) Huntress. Bibliographyof Shipwrecks & Disasters, 339C. T.P.L. 2579. Lande 1713. Sabin 18635.Harper p. 83. (includes 9p. list of subscribers; mainly military names).The vignette illustrations are from drawings made by Surgeon Dartnell,on the spot. The lithograph plates from drawings by J.A.Hammersley. .

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        Der Rhein. Bonn, Tobias Habicht, (ca. 1845). Quer-gr.-8vo. Farbig lith. Titel u. 36 Stahlstichansichten. Ldr.d.Zt. mit Goldprägung u. Goldschnitt; Vorderdeckel neu befestig, rechte obere Ecke abgebrochen.

      - Der Rhein. Bonn, Tobias Habicht, (ca. 1845). Quer-gr.-8vo. Farbig lith. Titel u. 36 Stahlstichansichten. Ldr.d.Zt. mit Goldprägung u. Goldschnitt; Vorderdeckel neu befestig, rechte obere Ecke abgebrochen. Hübsches Album mit Stahlstichen von bzw. nach F. Foltz, C. Hohe, B. Hundeshagen und C. Schlickum. Enthält Ansichten von Andernach, Bacharach, Bad Ems, Bingen, Bonn, Boppard, Düsseldorf, Godesberg und Siebengebirge, Johannisberg, Kaub, Koblenz, Köln (2), Linz, Mainz (2), Neuwied, Mineralbrunnen Roisdorf, Rüdesheim, St. Goar, Wiesbaden-Biebrich u.a. - Etwas gebräunt und tlw. braunfleckig. Die Ansicht von Düsseldorf sehr knapp beschnitten und aufgezogen. Eine Tafel (Lorelei) mit kleinem Einriss, unten weit außerhalb des Bildes, lith. Titel mit Kratzspuren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama von Frankfurt a/m.".

      - Aquatinta v. Ruff n. Ditzler b. Eisen in Köln, um 1845, 8,5 x 53,5

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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama von Cöln".

      - Aquatinta v. Ruff n. Ditzler, um 1845, 8,5 x 53

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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama von Wiesbaden".

      - Aquatinta v. Ruff n. Ditzler, um 1845, 8,5 x 52,5 Mit restauriertem Randeinriß im breiten weißen Rand.

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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama von Mainz".

      - Aquatinta v. Ruff n. Ditzler, um 1845, 8,5 x 53,5

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        Die malerischen und romantischen Donauländer.

      Leipzig, Georg Wigand`s Verlag (ca 1845); (EA); ca 22x15 cm; 430 Seiten mit 60 Stahlstichtafeln; Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel und etwas Rückenvergoldung (Einband minimal fleckig, Exlibris auf Innendeckel, innen ganz vereinzelt minimalst fleckig; sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar. In diesem guten Zustand selten! Reihe: Das malerische und romantische Deutschland, Band VIII. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        \"Panorama von Heidelberg\". Prächtige Gesamtansicht über den Neckar.

       Aquatinta von Weber & Appert nach Anton Ditzler bei F.C. Eisen in Köln, um 1845, 9 x 54 cm. Schmitt, Rhein-Beschreibungen 59, 10; nicht bei Schefold. - Die seltene Ansicht in einem breitrandigen Exemplar. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg, Panoramen, Panoramen vom Rhein - F.C.Eisen

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        Frankfurt am Main. Album der interessantesten und schönsten Ansichten alter und neuer Zeit.

       In Stahlstichen nach Zeichnungen von J. Dielmann. Mit 32 Stahlstichen, Frankfurt a.M., Carl Jügel, 1845, (1 Blatt Verzeichnis der Ansichten, deutsch und französisch), 32 ganzseitige Stahlstiche, 29x22,5 quer, Original-Halbleinen, Rücken geklebt, Einband mit Knickspuren und berieben, vorderes Innengelenk verstärkt, Name und Ziffer auf Vorsatz, Gebrauchsspuren, stellenweise gering stockfleckig, komplett,Versand D: 4,90 EUR Stahlstichansichten, Straßenansichten,

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        Signed by the Chief of the Cayuga Nation "the Cayuga Chiefs gave Peter Wilson an Indian of our tribe … a power of attorney … the principle of our annuity must not be paid to him he is irresponsible and there would be great danger of our loosing the amount altogether…" - At a meeting of the Council of the Six Nations in 1839, William King had voluntarily resigned as Chief; he was succeeded by Peter Wilson!

      Buffalo, New York, June 18, 1845. 7.75" x 13". "Manuscript Letter Signed by William King with his ""x"" mark as ""a Chief and in behalf of the Cayuga Nation,"" witnessed by ""T.S. Harris,"" with Manuscript Postscript Signed ""Thomson S. Harris / Seneca Chiefe,"" 1 page, 7.75"" x 13"". Buffalo, N.Y., June 18, 1845. Integral leaf addressed to: ""Hon. A.C. Flagg / Comptroller / Albany / N.Y."" Oval blue postmark ""Buffalo, N.Y., June 19"" and straight line blue postal marking ""Paid."" Fine condition.In full, original punctuation and spelling, ""Dr Sir Some days since the Cayuga Chiefs gave Peter Wilson an Indian of our tribe a paper authorising him to transact some business for them with the Comptroller. I am informed to day that the paper which was signed by the Chiefs was a power of attorney authorising Wilson to take up from the State the principle of our annuity this was not contemplated and must not be paid to him he is irresponsible and there would be great danger of our loosing the amount altogether I write you for the purpose of having the payment delayed in case he should present the power of attorney untill our Chiefs can convene in Council and revoke in due form the power which will be done immediately I beseech you not to pay the money to him. William King his x mark / A Chief of and in behalf of / the Cayuga Nation. / In presence of T.S. Harris.""Postscript, in full, original punctuation and spelling, ""Dear Sir At the request of Mr King I add this postcript to say that the above is expressive of the wishes of the Cayuga Chiefs and that in a short time as soon as they can be convened in Council (beng now scattered on several Reservations) they will in due form send you a revocation of the power. Respectfully Yours Thomson Harris Seneca Chiefe.""From""Cayuga Notes"" by Grace E. Taft, ""The American Antiquarian"", Volume XXXIV, January-February 1912: "" Since 1807, the Cayuga have had no separate reservations, but those of the tribe living in New York State settled with the Onondaga and Seneca at Cattaraugus, Tonawanda, Onondaga and Allegheny. By treaties in 1829 and 1831, complaints about the payment of annuity were settled by the removal of the Sandusky Cayuga to Kansas and Indian Territory. About 100 were left in New York at that time. The latter treaty was signed by Chief William King, who in 1839 resigned the chieftainship to Dr. Peter Wilson, or Wa-o-wa-na-onk, a Cayuga of Cattaraugus…."" On September 17, 1839, at the Council of the Six Nations held on the Buffalo Reservation, William King voluntarily tendered his resignation as Chief of the Cayuga Nation.In the ""Annual report - United Church Board for World Ministries,"" 1827, Volume 17, in XIII. Seneca Mission ""situated four miles from Buffalo, N.Y., on a reservation containing 83.,557 acres, listed is ""Rev. Thomson S. Harris, Missionary and Superintendent.""A letter to President Andrew Jackson dated January 11, 1831, in The Papers of Andrew Jackson, beginning ""We have come as delegates from the Seneca nation, vested with a legal power to make an inquiry concerning our annuity…"" is signed by Seneca Chiefs Big Kettle and Seneca White with their ""x"" marks, and also by Thomson S. Harris.A December 10, 1838, letter to R.H. Gillett, who served as commissioner to treat with the New York Indians from 1837-1839, from ""The undersigned chiefs"" is signed by 37 Chiefs including ""Thomson S. Harris."""

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        Le Marchand d'Images [The Printseller]

      Paris: Lemercier, 1845. Lithograph by Jacot after a painting by Guillemin. Printed on wove paper with thick wove backing for support. Very good condition apart from some light soiling, mild rippling and a few minor foxing marks in the margins. This charming print represents a print seller attempting to sell his wares to a middle-class couple in a domestic interior. Most likely having spotted the only print in the sparsely furnished room, a faded religious subject hung over the armoire, the vendor selects a small image of the Madonna and Child from his portfolio, which he thinks might interest his potential clients. During the nineteenth century, prints were extremely popular among members of the middle-class. They were an inexpensive and consequently affordable way for people to own reproductions of works of art. Lithographs, which were invented in the late eighteenth-century, were particularly popular. Produced through a relatively easy process, they were the ideal medium through which images could be widely disseminated. Lemercier was one of the most prominent printers and publishers of lithographs in nineteenth-century Paris.

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      (München, Ravizza,) ca. 1845. 16 x 25 cm. Mit 26 altkolorierten Lithographien und Aquatintatafeln. Ldr.-Kassette d. Zt. mit reicher Blindprägung und Goldschnitt. Die großen Ansichten (meist Lithographien von Eberhard Emminger, ca. 12 x 19 cm) zeigen Salzburg, Bad Adelholzen, Aussicht von Feldafing und Bad Kreuth. Die hübschen kleinen Stahlstiche in Aquatintamanier bzw. Aquatinten (ca. 7,5 x 11 cm) zeigen Bad Achselmannstein, Bergen, Wildbad Aempfing (Bad Empfing), Garmisch, Grossgmain, Hallein, Hohenschwangau, Jachenau, Dorf Kreuth, Maria Eck, Oberammergau, Prien am Chiemsee, Ramsau, Reichenhall, Mauth-Häusel by. Reichenhall, Schliersee, Schnaizelreuth, Schwarzbachklamm, Seisenbergklamm, St. Zeno bei Reichenhall, Traunstein und Wimbachklamm. - Davon 19 Ansichten verso mit Verlagsmarke. A flottant aufgelegt. - Schönes Sammelalbum in vorzüglicher Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Alben , Oberbayern

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        The Bokhara Victims

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1845. First. Hardcover. VG. 307 pp. Author was convinced that the officers Stoddart and Connelly had been murdered by the Russians, and of course, he later proved to be correct. Original red blindstamped cloth but with Signet Library written on front cover. Splitting in rear spine (no loss of cloth), some wear at spine tips. Internally very nice. Housed in a marbled custom open ended leather trimmed slipcase.

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        The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland,Anterior to the Anglo-Norman Invasion; Comprising an Essay on the Originand Uses of the Round Towers of Ireland. Which Obtained the Gold Medaland Prize of the Royal Irish Academy.

      Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1845.. Hardcover. 4to., 2nd edition, xix,525p., with 256 illustrations from engravings, infine (unsigned) binding: full crushed green morocco, gilt ruled raisedbands bordered by gilt and wide black ruled borders, gilt flora devicesin the panels, gilt titles, with 3 gilt ruled borders and one black ruledborder on the bevelled boards, wide gilt decorated inner dentelles,marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, spine slightly toned, a very good tofine copy attractively bound. (ids) With the invoice from Emerald IsleBooks, 1995, loosely inserted. Petrie may be regarded as the firstscientific investigator of Irish archaeology. He received a gold medalfrom the RIA for his famous Essay on the Round Towers of Ireland, whichis included in this edition. .

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        Große Automatische Kunst-Ausstellung in Lebensgröße, nebst einem wohlassortirten Kunst- und Naturalien-Kabinet bestehend aus einigen 1000 Gegenständen. (Unterzeichner): C. Ingermann.

      (München), ca. 1845. - Plakat mit typograph. Text. Blattgr.: 53 x 45 cm. In 6 Abteilungen zeigt Ingermann seinen reichen Schatz an Kuriositäten und technischen Wunderwerken: Bei den "Natur-Gegenständen" präsentiert er u. a. "Das Haupt des Königs Tippachee, König aus Neuseeland, Anführer eines mächtigen Stammes Kannibalen.", der auch als Anschauungsobjekt für Tätowierungen dienen soll. Desweiteren gibt es eine "ganze nordamerikanische Menschenhaut"; unter den Automaten sind zu erwähnen: "Ein Chor von Musikern in Lebensgröße, welches eine vollständige Janitscharen-Musik executiert", "Ein Mops, welcher die Augen bewegt, und heiser bellt" u. a. m. Auch gibt es "Optische und physikalische Gegenstände", darunter "Ein Perspectiv, mit welchem man durch die Hand sehen kann", "Eine Venus, nach der neuen Erfindung in der Optik dieses Jahrhunderts". Zum Abschluss finden sich noch diverse ausgestellte Antiquitäten und eine Menagerie, von der Hyäne bis zu einem "wahren Kloß von Kröte". - Es sind Ausstellungen Ingermanns 1839 in Prag und 1844 in Minden nachweisbar. - Horizontal und vertikal gefaltet.

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        Große Automatische Kunst - Ausstellung in Lebensgröße, nebst einem wohlassortirten Kunst - und Naturalien - Kabinet bestehend aus einigen 1000 Gegenständen. (Unterzeichner): C. Ingermann.

      (München), ca. 1845.Plakat mit typograph. Text. Blattgr.: 53 x 45 cm. In 6 Abteilungen zeigt Ingermann seinen reichen Schatz an Kuriositäten und technischen Wunderwerken: Bei den "Natur - Gegenständen" präsentiert er u. a. "Das Haupt des Königs Tippachee, König aus Neuseeland, Anführer eines mächtigen Stammes Kannibalen...", der auch als Anschauungsobjekt für Tätowierungen dienen soll. Desweiteren gibt es eine "ganze nordamerikanische Menschenhaut"; unter den Automaten sind zu erwähnen: "Ein Chor von Musikern in Lebensgröße, welches eine vollständige Janitscharen - Musik executiert", "Ein Mops, welcher die Augen bewegt, und heiser bellt" u. a. m. Auch gibt es "Optische und physikalische Gegenstände", darunter "Ein Perspectiv, mit welchem man durch die Hand sehen kann", "Eine Venus, nach der neuen Erfindung in der Optik dieses Jahrhunderts". Zum Abschluss finden sich noch diverse ausgestellte Antiquitäten und eine Menagerie, von der Hyäne bis zu einem "wahren Kloß von Kröte". - Es sind Ausstellungen Ingermanns 1839 in Prag und 1844 in Minden nachweisbar. - Horizontal und vertikal gefaltet. Bücher de

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        Humming Birds. In The Naturalist's Library (Ornithology, vol. I e II) a cura dello stesso Jardine. Edinburgh. W.H.Lizars s.d. (1845 - 46).

      2 voll., in 16°gr., bellissima leg. non coeva in mz. marocchino rosso a fascia larga, ad ampi angoli, dorso a 4 nervi con titoli e filettature in oro negli scomparti, piatti e sguardie marmorizzate, pp.XXXI - (1) - 25 - 191 - (1) (le pp. da 1 a 24 non vennero mai stampate), pp.(10) - 192, tagli sup. dorati; nel primo vol. manca l'antiporta (ritratto di Linneo) e il primo (dei 2) frontespizi, antiporta con ritratto del naturalista Th. Pennant nel 2°vol. con doppio frontespizio, il primo con vignetta inc. e colorata a mano di colibrì; 64 bellissime tavv.(34 nel 1° vol. e 30 nel 2°) di colibrì, inc. in acciaio da Lizars e colorate a mano all'epoca, qualche fig. nel testo. Bellissimo non comune esemplare. Anker, 141. BrM(NH), 927. Casey Wood, p. 405. Fine Bird Books, p. Nissen IVB, 471. Ripley/Scribner, p.147. Zimmer I, p.324. Vol. I e II della serie Ornithology della famosa collana The Naturalist's Library, la cui sezione dedicata agli uccelli comprende 14 voll. Le tavole, molto belle, raffigurano una singola specie e sono tutte ambientate. Si ignora chi sia il disegnatore, compare nelle tavole solo il nome dell'incisore (Lizars). In ogni caso l'artista che ha eseguito i disegni ha risentito molto dell'influenza delle stupende tavole che adornano l'opera sui Trochilidi di R.P. Lesson. Il 1 vol. contiene un'ampia bio - bibliografia su Linneo, il 2° una biografia di Pennant.

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        The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland,Anterior to the Anglo-Norman Invasion; Comprising an Essay on the Originand Uses of the Round Towers of Ireland. Which Obtained the Gold Medaland Prize of the Royal Irish Academy.

      Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1845.. Hardcover. 4to., 2nd edition, xix,525p., with 256 illustrations from engravings, infine (unsigned) binding: full crushed green morocco, gilt ruled raisedbands bordered by gilt and wide black ruled borders, gilt flora devicesin the panels, gilt titles, with 3 gilt ruled borders and one black ruledborder on the bevelled boards, wide gilt decorated inner dentelles,marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, spine slightly toned, a very good tofine copy attractively bound. (ids) With the invoice from Emerald IsleBooks, 1995, loosely inserted. Petrie may be regarded as the firstscientific investigator of Irish archaeology. He received a gold medalfrom the RIA for his famous Essay on the Round Towers of Ireland, whichis included in this edition. .

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        Die Mystères des grünen Tisches oder der europäische Bohon Upas,

      - bestehend in Beobachtungen und Bemerkungen gesammelt an den Spielbanken in Aachen, Alexisbad, Baden, Doberan, Ems, Hamburg, Kissingen, Köthen, Pyrmont, Schwalbach, Schlangenbad, Wiesbaden und Wilhelmsbad während den letzten zwanzig Jahren. Mit einem Anhange von traurigen, herzzerreißenden Unglücksfällen, in welche durch das größte aller Laster, das Hazardspiel, einzelne Personen und ganze Familien gestürzt wurden und die der Verfasser in Wirklichkeit mit eigenen Augen gesehen, oder wovon er sich die bestimmteste Gewißheit verschafft hat. VIII, 193, (1) S. Mit 2 lithograph. Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit RSchild und reicher RVergoldung. Giessen, Commissionsdebit von G.F. Heyer's Verlag 1845. - - Schönes Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Petites misères de la vie conjugale.

      Paris, Chlendowski, [1845] Gr.-8°. Holzst.-Frontisp., 6 Bll., 392 SS., mit viel. Textholzst., 49 Holzst.-Taf (compl.), OHLdr. der Zeit, goldgepr. Rücken, marmor. Vorsatz., Berieben, obere Deckelecke bestossen, Name auf 1. Bl., min. stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. (Sander 44). Erste u. einzige Ausgabe des Illustrators Bertall (Pseud. v. Charles Albert. Vicomte d`Arnoux). Mit Verzeichnis der Gravuren. Text frz. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Illustr. Bücher - allgemein Literatur Franz.

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        Beschreibende und malerische Darstellung der k. k. Österreichischen Staatseisenbahn von Olmütz bis Prag.

      Wien, L. Förster, 1845. 4°. Mit 40 Tonlithographien auf 20 Tafeln, 4 mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Karten, 6 gest. Konstruktionstafeln u. 2 gest. Plänen (a. den Innendeckeln montiert). 24 S., 3 Bll., Bedruckter OPpbd. Erste u. einzige Ausgabe. - Die hübschen, von Nebehay/W. Franz X. Sandmann zugeschriebenen Ansichten zeigen u.a. Olmütz, Mährisch Schönberg, Trübau, Brandeis, Pardubitz, Böhmisch Brod, Kolin und Prag. Die Pläne illustrieren den Streckenverlauf, zeigen Längsprofile, Viadukte, Brücken, Tunnels und Bahnhöfe. In den Innendeckeln befinden sich 2 zusätzliche, bei Nebehay/W. nicht erwähnte lithogr. Stadtpläne von Olmütz und Prag. - Einband berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Rücken u. Innengelenke m. Papierstreifen überklebt bzw. verstärkt. Besitzverm. a. Innendeckel bzw. Titel. Etw. stockfleckig. Eine Konstruktionstafel staubfleckig. - Nebehay/W. 179; Metzeltin 1264; Neuner II, 860; Haskell 2851. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Förster, Demarteau, Beschreibende und malerische Darstellung der k. k. Österreichischen Staatseisenbahn von Olmütz bis Prag, Eisenbahn, Böhmen, Tschechien

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        Lengthy ALS to the Reverend Algernon Wells in London on the feuding among Adelaide churchmen

      Maesbury House, near Adelaide: 22 September, 1845. Detailed 6-page letter, 255 x 205 mm., address panel to final leaf intact, neatly written on paper watermarked "Wilmot" 1843; very good, sent to London by ship letter. A subtantial letter - around 1500 words in length - giving a detailed and insightful account of very early conditions in the relatively new colony of South Australia, dwelling particularly on a controversy then raging among key members of the South Australian Congregational Church. Such a vituperative account of religion in early South Australia is most interesting, especially given that Roberts himself was a contentious figure, accused of being an "avowed slanderer" in an anonymous article published in the South Australian on 25 March 1845, and personally responsible for a long-running war of words in the Adelaide newspapers. Both Roberts, and his detested rival Reverend Thomas Quinton Stow, went on to have long careers in South Australia, and both became old settlers of note.The letter is addressed to Algernon Wells, the first secretary of the CMS, and a man reputed to have been instrumental in promoting the work of the Society in the newer colonies, notably South Australia and New Zealand (see Hilary M. Carey, God's Empire, pp. 194-5). At the time of writing Roberts had been in South Australia for over two years, and evidently felt that he could be silent no more, particularly as regards what he saw as the wasteful indulgence of the incumbent, Reverend Stow: "A Missionary with a grand carriage - how incompatible; a Missionary with a farm - how inconsistent; a Missionary with flocks and herds - how incongruous."Roberts refers to a great number of supporting witnesses (foremost Mr & Mrs Howard who are returning to England on the Taglioni, and Mr and Mrs Allan who also return on the Sans Pareille, both ships which sailed from Port Adelaide in 1845), in his contention that the facts as presented to the Committee are not accurate, and particularly to defend himself and the Mission from the libellous assertions on one Mr Mills that the South Australian Mission was being financially profligate. Roberts goes into a detailed rebuttal of some of the wilder accusations being made by Mills and his supporters. Most of all he is at pains to live up to his feeling that "foreign aid in such a Community as ours is an evil and not a benefit." Although the role of Mills clearly upset Roberts, it is the local man Stow who aggrieves him, "with his grand carriage - Gig and Horses, Farm & herds": his interest, asserts Roberts, is more with his sheep than his flock. He also singles out the foolishness of Stow's decision to erect the chapel at Hindmarsh right opposite the Independent Church. In contrast, "our chapel at Kensington is well attended", with some 80 to 90 parishioners regularly attending.

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        Die operative Chirurgie.

      F.A. Brockhaus,, Leipzig, 1845 - 2 Bände. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1845-1848. 8°. XXVI, 856 S., 1 S. Berichtigung; XXIV, 864 S. Dunkelrote Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und blind- und goldgeprägten Rückenverzierungen. Hirsch-H. II, 262. - Garrison-M. 5598.1. - Erste Ausgabe. Einer der bahnbrechensten chirurgischen Texte des 19. Jahrunderts. Dieffenbach (1792-1847) gilt als der erste plastische Chirurg. Als Direktor der Universitätsklinik in Berlin arbeitete er in allen Teilen des chirurgischen Fachs, speziell seine Augenoperationen machten ihn berühmt. - Vorsätze und Titel gestempelt und mit Exlibris von "C. Henschen" sowie kleinem handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk. Dunkelrote Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und blind- und goldgeprägten Rückenverzierungen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Compositions from the Works, Days, And Theogony of Hesiod

      London - Seeley, Jackson and Halliday 1845 - A very scarce volume of plates relating to Hesiod's Works and Days. Designed by John Flaxman and orignally engraved by William Blake, this later edition is engraved by one Mademoiselle Soyer (presumably Charlotte Louise Soyer), and makes for a interesting insight into the Hesiod's work. Condition: In decorative cloth binding with gilt detailng. Externally smart, there is wear to the joints and backstrip, as well as strain to hinges. Internally, the pages are generally firmly bound, though there is strain to the rear section of the book, and are bright and clean throughout, aside from some age toning. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relation des voyages faits par les Arabes et les Persans dans l'Inde et à la Chine dans le IXe siècle de l'ère chrétienne; texte Arabe imprimé en 1811 par les soins de feu Langlès [.].

      Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1845. - 2 volumes. 18mo. [6], CLXX, 154; 105, [1 blank], 202 pp. With Arabic title-page printed in red and black.Contemporary tanned half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine. First edition in French of two Arabic travels to China and India. The text was translated from the Arabic by the French orientalist and professor Joseph Toussaint Reinaud (1795-1867). The Arabic text was first printed in 1811, under supervision of the French linguist and orientalist Louis-Mathieu Langlès. The first volume starts with an introduction to the text, followed by the translation. The main text can be divided into two sections. The first account is based on statement from a merchant called Suleyman, who's said to have travelled to India and China in the years 851-852 (237), however, the actual author of the text is unknown. The following account is written down by Abu Zayd al-Hasan al-Sirafi. Al-Mas'udi, "the Herodotus of the Arabs", mentions al-Sirafi in one of his works, stating that he met him in the year 915-916 (303) in Basra, Iraq. Al-Sirafi tells us he was commanded to verify and extend the earlier account. The date of the second account is unclear, but it was probably written in the first half of the 10th century. The text gives a lively account of the life in China and India, with " the first foreign descriptions of tea and porcelain, and a whole panorama of Chinese society, from the Son of Heaven and Confucian ethics down to toilet paper and bamboo urinals" (Mackintosh-Smith). The second volume gives notes to the translation, followed by the Arabic text. Added to the Arabic text are two extracts from works by Al-Mas'udi, including his Muruj al-dhahab. - With owner's inscription on title-page. Sides slightly rubbed. A very good copy: only some minor browning. Cordier, Sinica, cols. 1924-1925; Hage Chahine 3965; ed. T. Mackintosh-Smith and J. Montgomery, Two Arabic travel books (2014), pp. 4-17. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gesamtans., von Kastel aus, "Mainz - Mayence 1844".

      - aquarell. Aquatinta v. ( Th. Beck ), um 1845, 35,5 x 53 Selten, zugleich sehr dek. Ansicht. - Blick von der Kasteler Kaserne über den Rhein nach Mainz. Mittig die gegen den Strom gespannte Schiffsbrücke. - Die Ansicht ist bis zur Bildkante beschnitten, allseitig mit einem schwarzen Tuschrand versehen und altmontiert. Der Titel mit Feder und Bleistift auf dem Montageblatt.

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        The Handbook for Travellers in Spain (2 volume set; Hand-Book)

      London : John Murray 1845 - 2 volume set. First edition. Letter from author tipped in after front end page, dated 1854. 19 cm. Publisher's brown cloth, rebacked. xii, 556 + 557-1064 pp. Clean, unmarked pages. Early signature of J.W. Fraser on fep. Murray's Hand Book on Spain, written by Richard Ford, is the best known and most sought after of the guide books. Ford explored more than 2,000 miles of Spain on horseback between 1830-1833, until forced to leave due to the Carlist wars and a Cholera outbreak. An important English account of Spain after the Peninsular Wars. "Possibly the most famous of the long Murray series was Richard Ford's Handbook for Spain, a literary work in its own right." Printing in the Mind of Man 302. "Primera y mas estimada edicion de esta obra . En las sucesivas ediciones se suprimieron algunos pasajes." Palau 93498. "In the handbook the infectious spirit of enjoyment is perhaps the quality that most of all commends it to the ordinary reader, but there too the critical faculty and the artist's eye are always felt." (DNB VII, 422) Maps: Part 1. Kingdom of Andalucia : los cuatro reinos de Andalucia or the kingdoms of Seville, Cordova, Jaen & Granada : based on the map of Captn. M. Rochford Scot. - Part 2. Travelling map of Spain and Map of Madrid in rear pocket. - J. & C. Walker. "The handbook advertiser" (24 p.) at end of volume 2. Contents: Vol. 1: Andalucia, Ronda et Granada, Murcia, Valencia, Catalonia, and Estremadura. Vol. 2: Leon, Galicia, the Asturias, the Castiles (Old and New), the Basque provinces, Aragon, the Pyrenees, and Navarre. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama von Bingen".

      - Aquatinta v. Ruff n. Ditzler, um 1845, 8,5 x 52,5

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        Autograph inscription in: Neue Mährchen. Aus dem Dänischen von Dr. Le Petit.

      Hamburg, Robert Kittler, 1845. - 8vo. (II)-V, (2), 282 pp. With 6 plates (one bound as an illustrated half-title or original illustrated upper wrapper cover). Contemp. half calf with giltstamped spine and marbled covers; all edges marbled. Rare first German edition. Inscribed to the translator's brother, the physician and botanist Emil Charles Nicolas Petit (1817-93), for Christmas 1844: "Hr. Bat. Chir. E. Petit / fra Oversaetteren og / Originalens Forfatter, / der sender dem, som / venlig Jule-Hilsen" ("For the battalion surgeon E. Petit, from the translator and the author of the original, who send this by way of Yuletide greetings"). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Selection of Legal Maxims, Classified and Illustrated. Cohen 5379

      Philadelphia: T. and J.W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, No.5 Minor Street, 1845. Original sheep, crudely rebacked, ex-Minnesota Territorial Library (with a lengthy and unusual manuscript de-accession statement), else a clean copy First American edition of Broom's most famous work and likely the most popular work on legal maxims ever published, praised by Holdsworth, each maxim stated, translated, its source provided, and Broom's essay (extensively annotated) then exploring it

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        Diable à Paris (le). Paris et les Parisiens. Moeurs et coutumes, Caractères et Portraits des habitants de Paris, Tableau complet de leur vie privée, publique, politique, artistique, littéraire, industrielle, etc., etc. ; texte par MM. George Sand, P.-J. Stahl, Léon Gozlan, P. Pascal, Frédéric Soulié, Ch. Nodier, E. Briffault, S. Lavalette, de Balzac, T. Delord, Alp. Karr, Méry, A. Juncetis, G. de Nerval, Arsène Houssaye, Alb. Aubert, Th. Gautier, Oct. Feuillet, Alfr. de Musset, Fr. Bérat, précédé d'une histoire de Paris par Th. Lavallée ; illustrations : les Gens de Paris, série de gravures avec légendes, par Gavarni. Paris comique, vignettes par Bertall, vues, monuments, édifices particuliers, lieux célèbres et principaux aspects de Paris,

      publié par J. Hetzel 1845-1846, Paris - 2 vol. grand in-8, percaline décorés d'une grande composition de fers spéciaux avec plaque centrale, tranches dorées (reliure de l'éditeur). Edition originale et premier tirage d'un des livres illustrés les plus célèbres de l'époque romantique. 212 gravures hors-texte gravées sur bois d'après Gavarni, à l'exception des 4 dernières qui sont de Bertall et plus de 800 vignettes dans le texte. Textes de Georges Sand, Frédéric Soulié, Charles Nodier, Balzac, Alphonse Karr, Gérard de Nerval, Théophile Gautier etc. Le plan de Paris qui doit se trouver dans le premier volume, est absent comme dans la plupart des exemplaires. Bel exemplaire, sans rousseur, dans sa reliure d'éditeur décorée. Vicaire III, 242-243 ; Brivois, 124-128 ; Carteret III, 203-207. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Denkwürdiger und nützlicher Rheinischer Antiquarius, welcher die wichtigsten und angenehmsten geographischen, historischen und politischen Merkwürdigkeiten des ganzen Rheinstroms, von seinem Ausflusse in das Meer bis zu seinem Ursprunge darstellt. Von einem Nachforscher in historischen Dingen. 39 Bände und Handweiser.

      Coblenz Verlag Hergt, 1845-1871. - Band eins in der 2. unveränderten Aufl, einheitlich gebundene Ausgabe, Bd. 13 der 3. Abt. ohne Reihentitel und Titel, die Rücken im unteren Bereich etwas gedunklet, Buchblock teils leicht braunfleckig, jeweils mit einem Ex-Libris auf Spiegel, gute feste Bindung Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 25000 22 cm, Original-Halbleineneinband, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai de Philosophie positive.

      Librairie Ve Le Normant, Paris 1845 - In-8 de (4)-288 pp., demi-basane verte à petit coins de vélins, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Exemplaire copieusement annoté à l'encre du temps en italien d'une main anonyme sur feuillets volants. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        KOSMOS, ENTWURF EINER PHYSISCHEN WELTBESCHREIBUNG

      Stuttgart & Tubingen, 1845. Text: Original three-quarter pebbled morocco, spines gilt. Light wear to bindings. Bookplates on front pastedowns. Some light scattered foxing and dampstaining. Atlas: Three-quarter calf, rebacked with original spine laid down. Corners worn. Light scattered soiling. A very good set. Humboldt's famous attempt at a complete scientific survey of the physical sciences and their relations to each other. "...It was his KOSMOS - 'The Cosmos, Outline of a Description of the Physical World' - based on lectures delivered at the Berlin Singakademie in 1828-9, which Humboldt really considered as his life work....In his own words it was meant 'to represent in one work the whole material world, everything we know today of the phenomena in the celestial spaces and of life on earth...it is meant to describe a chapter in the intellectual development of mankind'" - PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN. Humboldt's interests and achievements cover a wide field, including geography, meteorology, and plant distribution. He was among the earliest scientists to seek an understanding of the complex relationship between environmental elements (e.g. between plants, geography, weather, animal life, and the like). The atlas volume, which is a cartographic landmark in itself, contains a suite of handsome topographical, meteorological, and other maps depicting every continent and region of the globe. This set includes the fifth text volume, not found in all sets. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 320.

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        The Brunnens of Nassau and the River Lahn

      London: Published by Thos. McLean, 1845. Folio. (21 3/16 x 14 1/4 inches). 4 leaves letterpress text. Lithographic title printed in two colours, uncoloured lithographic dedication to Apolph, Duke of Nassau, tinted lithographic list of plates with decorative surround and illustrative vignettes, 28 tinted lithographic plates (including 4 section titles), all by and after George Barnard. Contemporary blue/green moiré cloth-covered boards, expertly re-backed to style with red morocco, titled in gilt on spine, yellow glazed endpapers A fine copy of this charming work A fine series of views of Nassau and the Lahn valley: an area renowned in the 19th century for the curative properties of its bubbling spa waters, and a fashionable destination for the wealthy of Europe. "In this work the Author has endeavoured , as far as was in his power, to combine graphically the characteristic incidents and manners of the country of certain German Spas [Weisbaden, Ems, Langen Schwalbach, Schlangenbad, the Lahn, etc.], with the striking beauties of scenery, whether drawn from the works of Nature or from the structures raised by man. Having gone over most of the ground broken up by Sir Francis Head, he has essayed to do that with his pencil which the former has done so well with his pen." The plates are presented in four sections marked by subtitles and with the salient points of each image explained in the accompanying text. Cf. Abbey Travel 120.

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        Daguerréotype (circa 1845)

      - Daguerréotype demi-plaque, à vue 14 x 11 cm, dans un bel encadrement d'origine, verre d'origine ; rehaussé en couleur. Représentant un père et sa fille, une mention manuscrite au dos nous donne l'identité des personnes représentées : "Monsieur Louis Vérité et Mlle Louise Vérité mariée à M. Jules Jouet". Un daguerréotype surprenant de vie, centré sur le visage de cette petite fille au regard sombre, presque inquiétant, qui donne à l'image comme une touche surnaturelle. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An original design for a porcelain Delft vase

      [Paris, 1845. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. A rare example of an original watercolour design based on an 18th-century Delft vase in the Musée des Arts Décoratif, 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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        Mandan Chef. Chef Mandan." originale Lithographie ca.28x21cm (Darstellung/image size) von J. Honegger nach Bodmer auf Bütten-Karton (34x24cm)

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

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        On the Physics of Media that are Composed of Free and Perfectly Elastic Molecules in a State of Motion" bound extract from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A 183,1892, pp. 1 - 79

      - FIRST EDITION OF WATERSTON'S FOUNDATIONAL WORK IN STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF GASES. This is a bound original extract. In 1845 Waterston submitted a paper [this paper] to the Philosophical Transactions that contained a number of ground breaking theories, including: Heat is the result of the motion of particles; One can compute the properties of a system of particles as a whole by averaging their possible states (predecessor to the "ergodic theorem"); In thermal equilibrium, energy is shared equally among all of its various forms (the "Equipartition theorem"); Gas pressure is a function of the number of molecules per unit volume, molecular mass and molecular velocity; The mean square molecular velocity is inversely proportional to the specific weight of the molecules; Temperature is proportional to the product of pressure and volume (the ideal gas law). In short, Waterston's paper was "an essentially correct and comprehensive kinetic theory?[that] included for the first time a statement of the equipartition of energy among molecules of different masses, it treated the speeds of the molecules, and it gave a satisfactory treatment of specific heats" (Laidler, Energy and the Unexpected, 48). However due to an absurd series of unfortunate decisions, the Phil Trans did not publish Waterston's paper until 1892, nearly a decade after his death. "The name of John James Waterston might have been added to the list of major contributors to kinetic theory and molecular theory but for an unfortunate bungling in the handling of his remarkable memoir submitted to the Royal Society in 1845. [The Royal Society rejected the paper and never returned to him, and he could not submit it elsewhere because he had not kept a copy.]. Upon discovery of the manuscript in the Archives of the Royal Society, Lord Rayleigh saw to it that it was published in 1892, almost fifty years too late. In his introduction to the publication Lord Rayleigh Commented "Impressed with the above passage and with the general ingenuity and soundness of Waterston's views, I took the first opportunity of consulting the Archives, and saw at once that the memoir justified the large claims made for it, and that it marks an immense advance in the direction of the now generally received theory. The omission to publish it at the time was a misfortune, which probably retarded the development of the subject by ten or fifteen years" (Davis, The Airborne Microparticle, 18). CONDITION & DETAILS: Bound extract from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A 183,1892, pp. 1-79. Quarto. (11.5 x 8.75 inches; 288 x 219mm). 2 plates. Tightly and solidly bound in later half calf over brown cloth (aged by conservator with small spots on the front board); gilt-lettered at the spine. One small library stamp on the bottom of the first page, otherwise pristine.

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