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

      22 September, Maesbury House, near Adelaide 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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rump]
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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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      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 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure]
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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 ).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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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      Cincinnati, 1845. Tipped to original board. Minor splits along folds, neatly repaired. Scattered foxing; small piece missing from lower outer corner, affecting border only. Very good. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. Second edition, after the first of 1843. A remarkably rare map, by the cartographer of A NEW AND EMBELLISHED MAP OF THE UNITED STATES.... The present map depicts sections of the above mentioned rivers as they flow through Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Mississippi. The hand-coloring highlights state borders and tributaries. Published to facilitate river travel, a complete table of distances between towns is provided, listing locations as far north as St. Anthony (Minneapolis), south to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, east to Pittsburgh, and west to Fort Leavenworth. The juxtaposition of these several key rivers illustrates clearly the importance of river transportation to the growing western economy. Extremely rare, the NUC locates only one copy. NUC 0888205.

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        Cathedrale de Fribourg. Cote lateral Meridional/Das Münster zu Freiburg. Südliche Seiten-Ansicht. Lithographie von Ph. Benoist nach [Nicolas-Marie-Joseph] Chapuy.

      Paris, Goupil et Vibert, Jeannin (Druck: Lemercier), London, Anaglyphic Comp. und Berlin, L. Sachse o. J. (1845). Bildausschnitt hoch: 28x38,5 cm, Blattgrösse: 39,5x55 cm, zwei kl. Prägestempel von Goupil et Vibert sowie Jeannin li. u. re. unterhalb des gestoch. Titels, Blatt schwach gebräunt, leichte Schabspur im Himmel, am ob. Bildrand schwache Schmutzspur ca 3 cm in den Himmel übergehend, am li. Seitenrand ein ca 1,5 cm großer Einriss, darüber ein schwacher kl. wasserrandiger Fleck, leichte Eckknicke, an re. unt. Ecke d. Blattes Wasserränder, einige winzige Tintenspritzer am ob. Blattrand sowie eine kl. Schabläsur. Insges. dekoratives Blatt aus dieser Zeit. Die Südseite des Domes mit dem Säulen-Vorbau über dem Eingangsportal, links davor eine Marktszenerie mit Figuren. Rechts einige bürgerliche und handwerkliche Figurinen. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Freiburg, Baden, Deutschland, Geographie, Graphik, Geography, Germany, Graph

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        The Prisoners of Perote: Containing a Journal Kept by the Author, Who Was Captured by the Mexicans, at Mier, December 25, 1842, and Released from Perote, May 16, 1844

      G.B. Zieber and Company, Philadelphia 1845 - A solid, well-preserved copy of the 1845 1st edition. Tight and VG in its original light-brown cloth, with still-bright gilt-lettering at the spine and decorative blindstamping along the panels. Light, forgiveable foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise very clean. 12mo, 164 pgs. plus publisher's ads. (Howes S891, Sabin 90483). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia, 1845. 12mo. Original blue cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown and [1]p. manuscript letter from bookseller Francis Harper to collector laid in. Quite clean internally. A near fine copy. Stapp joined the Texas forces in October 1842 and was one of the members of the Texas expedition against Mier. He was taken prisoner in 1842 and released in 1844. His narrative includes a chronology of events in Texas from 1836 to 1842, and accounts of the Dawson Massacre and the Vasquez and Woll expeditions. "This was the first book to appear on the Mier Expedition; it is still one of the best" - Jenkins. HOWES S891, "aa." BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 197. DOBIE, p.58. GRAFF, FIFTY TEXAS RARITIES 27. GRAFF 3949. RAINES, p.194. SABIN 90483. STREETER TEXAS 1610.

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        Mémoires d'un ministre du Trésor public (1780-1815).

      - Paris, Imprimerie de H. Fournier et Cie, 1845. 4 volumes in-8, demi-chagrin vert bronze de l'époque, dos à 4 nerfs ornés de caissons dorés richement décorés, titre et tomaison dorés, jeu d'encadrement de filets à froid et dorés sur les plats, tranches mouchetées (rel. Quinet), tableaux dépliants (qqs rousseurs). Edition originale de librairie. Ministre du Trésor Public de 1780 à 1815, Mollien a donc couvert l’Ancien Régime, la Révolution et l’Empire. "Il est de ceux qui ont posé les bases du système financier public tel que nous le connaissons encore aujourd’hui ( ). Homme de premier plan de l’Empire, Mollien est également un témoin de premier ordre. Et s’il lui arrive de magnifier son rôle, il n’en dévoile pas moins, dans ses Mémoires, le dessous des cartes de l’immense champ de bataille que fut l’Europe entre 1799 et 1815" (David Lionel Jauneau). "Remarquables Mémoires dont la consultation est indispensable pour l'histoire de l'Empire. Tableau de la situation financière à l'avènement de Bonaparte, étude des budgets, effets du blocus continental, financement des guerres, attitude de l'opinion devant les impôts " (Tulard, n° 1034). Contient également, selon Stourm (p. 29), de "précieux détails sur les Finances de l'Ancien Régime". Très bon exemplaire, très bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HAMBURG. "Die neue Börse in Hamburg, eingeweiht am 2ten und 4ten December 1841". Blick von schräg vorne auf das Börsengebäude, auf dem Platz zahlreiche Spaziergänger und Kutschen.

      - Kol. Lithographie "Nach der Natur gez. gedr. und verlegt" von P. Suhr, Hamburg, um 1845, 24 x 38 cm. Die hübsche Figurenstaffage mit Börsianern, Handwerkern, Bürgern und Mädchen in Vierländer Tracht. - Im Passepartoutausschnitt gering gebräunt. Dekorativ gerahmt.

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        Payne's Universum

      Leipzig Verlag von Brain und Payne 1845 - 5 Bände, 4°, Ecken und Kanten bei allen Bänden berieben und bestossen. 1. Band vorne lose Blätter. 2. Band ein Stahlstich lose. 3. Band 11 Stahlstiche lose, Bildnis von Lessing beschädigt. Rücken angeplatzt. 4. und 5. Band keinen losen Blätter. Papier et Darstellung und Beschreibung der schönsten Gegenden, Städte und merkwürdigsten Baudenkmale auf der ganzen Erde, von Portraits ausgezeichneter Personen, volksthümlichen Scenen und Genrebildern in vorzüglichen Stahlstichen. 3035 gr.

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        Illustrations of the land and fresh water conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with figures, descriptions, and localities of all the species. Drawn and coloured from nature.

      Smith, Elder, London 1845 - First edition, tall 8vo, pp. xi, [1], 144; 27 hand-colored plates at the back; original green cloth, spine faded and a few small cracks starting, but generally a good, sound copy or better, old lending library label (Melton Literary Institution) affixed to the front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1845. Half title in each text volume. Imperial octavo. Original gilt cloth. Cloth worn at corners, spine ends, and along hinges. Early ownership signature on titlepage of each volume. Scattered foxing, occasional offsetting. Minor splits at cross-folds of maps in atlas volume, but with no loss. A very good set. This is the first regularly available trade edition of the narrative of the expedition, preceded only by the extremely rare official edition and the further printing of 150 copies made for gifts. The Wilkes Expedition was the first United States scientific expedition by sea, working mainly in the Pacific Ocean. Wilkes sailed along the Antarctic continent and throughout the islands of the South Pacific, visited the Hawaiian Islands in 1840, and explored the northwest coast of America in 1841. The expedition was made up of a number of notable American scientists, and their botanical, natural history, and geological findings are included. HOWES W414, "aa." STREETER SALE 3324. TWENEY 89, 83. HILL 1867. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 17646. HASKELL 2B. SABIN 103994. FORBES 1574. ROSOVE ANTARCTIC 353. FERGUSON 4209. COWAN, p.683.

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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. 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Panorama vom Rigi Berg. Panorama du Mont-Righi. Gezeichnet und herausgegeben von Heinrich Keller. Edition Originale corrigée jusqu?à 1845.

      Zürich, Heinrich Keller, () 1845 - 8°, 21-blättriges gestochenes u. handkoloriertes Leporello (20.5 x ca. 198 cm), 1 zweimal gefaltete, von Hand grenzkolorierte «Charte des Gesichtskreises vom Rigi-Kulm» (12 x 20.5 cm; 1821), OHLwd. m. Deckelschild, Kanten etw. berieben, min. gebräunt u. stockfl.(meist an den Stegen), die äusseren Falze min angestaubt; gutes Ex. Prächtiges Panorama, bereits 1814 von Heinrich Keller gezeichnet, sechsmal «vermehrt und berichtigt», gestochen von J. J. Scheurman. 900 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - AllgemeinReisen - Karten, Panoramen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Gens de Justice. Original lithographs sur blanc. First editions

      Paris: Aubert & Cie. 1845-1848. A suite of 38 lithographs on wove paper without verso text. Delteil, 1337-1374. Images: 9 1/2 by 7 1/2 in. (24.1 by 19.1 cm.) Uniformly framed. This collection includes the 37 published ones in the series and the unpublished one Delteil, no. 26. From the collection of the celebrated Wall Street attorney Robert S. Pirie. The illustration shows the lithographs on the staircase in situ at his Greenwich Village townhouse. Pirie was a member of the family who owned the famous namesake Chicago department store chain and was educated at Harvard. He was also the foremost collector of 17th Century English literature.

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        History of Texas; Or the Emigrant's Guide to the New Republic, By a Resident Emigrant, Late from the United States. With a Brief Introduction by the Rev. A. B. Lawrence of New Orleans

      Nafis & Cornish, New York 1845 - 12mo. (7 3/8 x 4 3/8 in) 275 pp. Frontispiece. Leather binding, very good. [Howes L148] (61684). Lithographic frontispiece captioned 'City of Austin The New Capital of Texas in 1844.' Contemporary mottled sheep, spine decorated in gilt, marbled edges, text lightly browned and spotted throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Finland framstäldt i Teckningar. Plancherna från Adler & Dietz i Dresden. I-II.

      Helsingfors 1845. A. W. Gröndahl. Tverr 4to. 258 s. + 120 plansjar. Bd. II gjennomill. Originalbind. Brune skinnryggar m. dekorstriper og gyllen tekst. Noko slitasje, sprekk/rift i ytre/indre fals på bd. II. Materien pen

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        Siebente mimisch-akrobatische Vorrstellung des Carl Price mit seiner Gesellschaft, in 6 Abtheilungen.

      Breslau, 2. Januar (handschriftlich zugesetzt:) 1845. - Mit 2 Holzschnitten. Einblattdruck. 44 x 37 cm. Carl Price (geb. 1803) entstammte einer großen englischen Kunstreiterfamilie, die ca. 1785 nach Skandinavien ging. Einige Nachfahren sind noch im 20. Jahrhundert als Zirkusleute nachweisbar. Die Gattin des Carl Price entstammte der noch älteren und bedeutsameren französischen Zirkusfamilie Franconi. - Das Plakat listet die einzelnen zu erwartenden Vorführungen auf: Eingangs vier verschiedene Vorführungen am Seil, darauf folgend Tänze der Kinder des John Price, die Gebrüder Johannowitsch werden "außerordentliche Leistungen produzieren" (dazu wohl die beiden schwarzgrundigen Holzschnitte, die zwei halbnackte Herren bei einer Kraftnummer zeigen), schließlich wird auch noch ein Theaterstück aufgeführt. Die Truppe bestand wohl fast ausschließlich aus Mitgliedern der Familie Price, es werden neben John (Johann) genannt: Wilhelm, Victoire, Hanna (Hanne Sophie Price; 1833-1905, als Balletttänzerin berühmt geworden) , Clara, Rosa (Rosetta Sophie Caroline Lewin; 1810-1887), Louis, Elise und Ferdinand. - Mit leichter horizontaler Falte. Gutes Exemplar!

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      Philadelphia: Printed by C. Sherman, 1845. Thick quarto. Contemporary green morocco stamped in gilt, expertly rebacked with original backstrips preserved (except second volume, which is rebacked in matching style), spines in six compartments, richly gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Slight offsetting on the large folding maps, several neatly repaired along folds. A very good set. One of the great rarities of Pacific voyages, here in a mixed set of the true first edition and the first quarto edition of the narrative of the first great scientific expedition sponsored by the government of the United States. The first three volumes of the present set consist of the special Sherman edition of 100 copies, which is the true first edition and was issued for private distribution. The final two volumes are of the Lea and Blanchard printing, which was limited to 150 copies and was preceded only by the Sherman edition. The Lea and Blanchard edition is on the same format as the Sherman edition, and differs only in the preliminary material. The United States Exploring Expedition circumnavigated the globe under the command of Charles Wilkes between the summer of 1838 and the summer of 1842 (for a detailed account of the voyage, see the sources cited below). In July 1842, almost immediately upon his return, Wilkes began work on the narrative, drawing on all of the data and logs assembled by the members of the expedition. This took two years, but by August 1844 the first volume was in the press, and the whole set was ready for binding by the end of the year. The first "Sherman edition," in large quarto format, consisted of only 100 copies for the use of the government, and is easily distinguished by the Sherman imprint of 1844. The "Lea and Blanchard" quarto edition soon followed, and was probably off the presses before the end of 1844 (even though the volumes carry an imprint dated 1845). In fact, the verso of the titlepage of the two Lea and Blanchard volumes notes that the text was in fact printed by Sherman. Both the Sherman and the Lea and Blanchard editions present the text in five volumes, accompanied by an atlas volume of five maps. Those maps are here bound into the front of the fourth text volume. Of the 100 copies printed of the Sherman edition, twenty- five were later destroyed in the Lea and Blanchard fire, sixty-three copies were distributed to foreign governments and federal or state libraries in the United States, and only three were distributed to private individuals. Haskell, in preparing his bibliography of the publications of the expedition, was able to locate over thirty sets in libraries in the United States, but the Sherman edition virtually never appears on the market. The only sets we know of on the market in recent years are one from the Carlsmith collection, acquired from Howell, sold in 1985, and now in an Australian library, and two other sets sold by us in the past ten years. Of the 150 copies printed of the Lea and Blanchard edition, twenty-five were reserved for private distribution by Wilkes, and the remaining copies were offered for sale to individuals at sixty dollars per set. Haskell was able to locate only seven sets in libraries in the United States. A prime opportunity to obtain a set consisting of the two rarest printings of the most important American naval expedition of the 19th century. HASKELL, UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION 1, 2A, 17A. HOWES W414, "c." David B. Tyler, THE WILKES EXPEDITION (Philadelphia, 1968). Herman J. Viola, ed., MAGNIFICENT VOYAGERS, THE U.S. EXPLORING EXPEDITION, 1838-1842 (Washington, 1985). HILL 1866. SABIN 103994. TWENEY, WASHINGTON 83. FORBES 1517.

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        Description of the American Electro Magnetic Telegraph : Now in Operation between the Cities of Washington and Baltimore. Illustrated by Fourteen Wood Engravings

      J. & G. S. Gideon, Washington DC 1845 - First Edition. 24 pages. 8vo. 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches. Self wrappers (title page is page [1]). Previously bound, with stitch marks and glue remnants at the spine edge. Minor marginal loss to the base of the spine (one inch by 1/8 inch). Some overall browning to the paper. Staining to last page. Wraps. Published in 1845 by Vail after the successful test of a Congressionally approved experimental telegraph line from Baltimore to Washington DC in response to repeated requests for information. Separately paginated and with a new title page, the content of this pamphlet is also found on pages [9]-31 of "The American Electro Magnetic Telegraph : with the Reports of Congress, and a Description of All Telegraphs Known, employing electricity or galvanism." published in Philadelphia by Lea & Blanchard in the same year.Norman and Hooke's Origins of Cyberspace (#208), cites this pamphlet, noting that it was "probably" issued first. Both contain the same identical early printing of Morse code, one of the earliest printings of the 1844 revision of "American Morse".With a copy of each in hand, we did a quick review for obvious typographical or printing mishaps that might provide clues to precedence. A period was added after "figure 1" in the text on page 3. There is a possible break in the woodblock for the engraving of Figure 2, at the 9pm position with two line breaks. There is also a piece of punctuation (broken?) off - the period at the base of page 16's footnote. Finally, the pamphlet has a number of examples of muddied type - places where either the printer was lazy and didn't clean the block very well (leading to excess ink obscuring small bits of the engraving and/or type) or the block or type had become damaged. This is particularly obvious on Figure 9, where the 'Y' label that should be near the '12' label is obscured with ink. While not conclusive, these are hints that lead us to believe that the pamphlet may have been printed later, perhaps to keep costs down and remove what might have been perceived as an excess of history to those who wanted to use the code practically. In either event, an important work, and one worthy of inclusion in any collection related to History of Communication or the Telegraph.Shiers & Sterling (6-003) ; Origins of Cyberspace #208; Wheeler 1087 (illustrated); Not in the Ronalds Collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      Halifax William Millner 1845 - 4 volumes. An attractive and very elusive early 19th century printing of this classic work Illustrated with 4 folding maps. 8vo, bound in contemporary three-quarter dark-blue calf over textured cloth boards, spines in 6 compartments with raised bands gilt decorated, morocco labels lettered in gilt, marbled endleaves. xxxi, 501; 486; 537; 498 pp. A very pleasing and well preserved set of this elusive printing. The bindings are handsome and strong, the text-blocks are clean, crisp and very readable. A handsome set. THIS IS A VERY PLEASING, HANDSOME AND QUITE ELUSIVE SET OF THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN. It was in Italy while "musing amid the ruins of the Capital" that Gibbon formed the plan of his history. Originally published in six volumes from 1776 to 1788, Gibbon's fine scholarship has remained for the most part unchallenged. The work's numerous reprintings throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are evidence of its popularity and historical accuracy. "For twenty-two years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 146-147). The success of the work was immediate. "I am at a loss," Gibbon wrote, "how to describe the success of the work without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand, and the bookseller's property was twice invaded by the pyrates of Dublin. My book was on every table, and almost on every toilette." Publication of this grand work placed Gibbon at the "very head of the literary tribe" in Europe, according to Adam Smith. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Exposition of the Weakness and Inefficiency of the Government of the United States of North America (a Suppressed book)

      Np: Printed for the Author, 1845. 380p. Howes M527. The author suppressed version that made his fellow Virginia landowners irate since he felt slavery was a moral evil though he never became an abolitionist. After graduating from Princeton in 1797 where he also later took a law degree he practiced law and served in the War of 1812. He agreed with Federalist principles serving in the U.S. House from 1817 to 1839. He also felt that race based on skin color was so pronounced that as the U.S. would become industrialized, the blacks would be viewed as the least desirable. For this reason, he was one of the founders of the American Colonization Society and wrote this suppressed work in 1845 that along with his having founded the Mercer Colony in Texas led the accusation that he was a rank abolitionist. After a limited distribution of the book, he had copies destroyed. Howes in USiana says this bitter attack upon the Constitution shocked both his friends and notes in 1863 in London five years after his death, an altered version appeared leaving out the most controversial areas. Bound in 1/4 red straight grained morocco over marbled paper covered boards, corners show wear, outer joints and spine cracked but not through endpapers, one signature somewhat sprung, only ocassional spots of foxing. In all a good copy.

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        Oeuvres choisies. Etudes de moeurs contemporaines. 1- Les enfants terribles. Traductions en langue vulgaire. Les lorettes. Les actrices. Notices par Théophile Gautier et Laurent-Jan. 2- Fourberies de femmes en matière de sentiment. Clichy. Paris le soir. Notices par Laurent-Jan, Auguste Lireux et Léon Gozlan. 3- Le Carnaval à Paris. Paris le matin. Les étudiants de Paris. Notices par Théophile Gautier, A. Barthet et A. de Soubiran. 4- La vie de jeune homme. Les débardeurs. Notices par P.J. Stahl.

       Contributions de THéophile Gautier, Laurent-Jan, Léon Gozlan, Auguste Lireux et Jules Hetzel sous le pseudonyme de P.-J. Stahl entre autres.       Paris, Hetzel, 1846-1848 ; 4 tomes reliés en 2 volumes in-4 ; demi-chagrin vert-empire, spine à nerfs décorés d'une roulette à froid, filets, titre et roulette dorés, papier gauffré vert brillant (binding de l'époque) ; en tout : 1 frontispice général, 14 vignettes dont 1 répétée et 320 planches, tous gravés sur bois, collation strictement identique à Vicaire, III, 953-955 ; Brivois pp.168-171 ; Carteret, III-260-264 ; chaque partie a son titre propre. EDITION ORIGINALE. Exemplaire très frais, imprimé sur vélin bien blanc, quelques rares petites rousseurs au faux-titre et à la table du tome 2, le reste est en très bel état.  Hetzel Paris 1845-1847 19x26cm 4 tomes reliés en 1

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        An original design for a porcelain platter

      [Paris, 1845. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, two 1 5/8" and 5/8" tears along the top of the central crease and the left margin respectively, and a skillfully mended 1 3/8" tear at the top left-hand corner of the sheet. Small brown spot in the upper right corner of the sheet. 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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        Handwritten / Manuscript Colour Dye Recipe Book with Textile Swatches

      Leeds, England and/or Paisley, Scotland, ca. 1845, 1845. 16 cm x 10 cm, original leather. Front pastedown bears the inked name "G.H. Rogers / Leeds July 20, 1845", while the rear free endpaper bears the inked name "Mr. Joshua Ellis / Black Hall Buildings / Paisley Scotland", small drawing to front free endpaper, verso of free endpaper contains a tiny, detailed ink sketch, captioned "Colour Shop." Lined ledger paper, 2 leaves blank, handwritten Page 1 - 89 (i.e. 88, missed #21), followed by 22 unnumbered pages, 67 blank leaves (except for scribble on the 46th leaf), then 1 recipe, written in ink on the verso: "George Henry Rogers, Married on the 29 day of Jan'y, to Miss Mary Botterill, 1846. Mary died Sept 12th 1849. Annie her Daughter died Sept. 11, 1849. --- George Henry Rogers Married December 6th, 1851 to Miss Emily Botterill. [In pencil, in a separate hand] - Died Sept 29, 1860." On the following page is a recipe for Washing Powder, and scribbled in pencil: "Mr. Botterill bets [word? 6] that [word? Monster] runs (and - crossed out) on [word? London]", followed by pencil sketches of flowers, [a page here has been excised], 4 pages of recipes. In pencil on the verso of the rear free endpaper: "On the 8th day of Sept. [unintelligible] Printing [words? to Garrett], 1845 (circled). And in ink: "Married Mary 29/46". Contains 25 textile swatches and 18 colour samples. Names beneath some of the recipes include: G.H.R. (George Henry Rogers) - 13; Delaney - 6; Gomand - 8; Moris - 2; Belfill hall [sp?] - 2; Wiliby - 13, or Williby - 1; W.W. Botterill - 1; Witicer - 1; French - 5; Lowery - 53; Beard - 4; A Cimest - 1; Parnell - 7; David - 1. Entries appear to have been written by a few different people. Covers quite worn and faded, top part of upper cover leather coming away from the boards, rubbed at the spine and around board edges, corners rounded. A unique, one-of-a-kind recipe dye book. Not sure if Joshua Ellis is of the same firm that still exists today in Yorkshire. . Hard Cover. Good. 16 mo..

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      Turner & Fisher, NY & Philadelphia. no date,circa 1845. - 18 hand colored panels, printed one side. 950.00 Cover badly rubbed, spine professionaly restored. Bds. with plate. 3 X 4 3/4 inch. 18panels. A lovely little fold-out that shows children with toys, reading & with pets.

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        Grandmamma Easy's Pretty Stories about the Camel

      London: Dean & Co. Threadneedle Street. c 1845 - Large 8vo.(24.5 x 17 cm.) ll.8 including original pictorial printed green wrappers (the 6 content leaves printed on one side only). Ownership inscription of Augustus Hill, dated May 14th 1846 to top margin of the upper cover. Spine fraying, covers a little soiled. With 8 half-page hand-coloured woodcut illustrations. A rare children's book about the camel, with illustrations including a Bedouin Encampment, A Caravan Crossing the Deserts from Aleppo to Bassora, The Pilgrimage to Mecca etc. One of a series of similar publications, including Stores about Little Tom Thumb, the Elephant etc. Issued undated, dated on Copac as not after 1854, which is true but the ownership inscription on this copy indicates a significantly earlier publication date. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Elemente des Spitzbogenstiles systematisch entwickelt nach den vorzüglichsten Bau- und Kunstdenkmälern aus der Glanzperiode des Mittelalters; für Schulen und zum Selbstunterrichte für Architekten, Maler, Bildhauer und Steinmetzen, überhaupt für alle Techniker, die sich mit dem Baufache beschäftigen. Mit erläuterndem Texte. Textband (1. Heft + 2. Abtheilung: Erklärung der Tafeln) + Tafelband (beinhaltet die Tafeln der Hefte 1-7).

      München: Emil Roller, + 1846. 1845 - 4°. Schwarze Pappbände der Zeit mit montiertem Deckeltitel auf einem grünen und einem braunen Deckelschild. Textband: 112 Seiten, (2 Bll. Titelei), 31 Seiten / Tafelband: (1 Bl. Titelei), XXXVI, XXXVI, XII Tafeln. Beide Einbände sind berieben und bestoßen, die Ecken durchgerieben. Ebenso sind beide Bände mit einem Vorbesitzersignaturschild auf dem Rücken sowie einem Vorbesitzerstempel auf dem Titelblatt gekennzeichnet. TEXTBAND: Die obersten Ecken der ersten 30 Seiten des 1. Heftes sowie die unteren Ecken der Seiten 19-31 der 2. Abtheilung weisen leichte Knickspuren auf. Ein Feuchtigkeitsfleck von ca. 1x2cm befindet sich im 1. Heft am oberen Rand der Seiten 1-112 und in der 2. Abtheilung am oberen Rand auf den Seiten 13-31. Die Seiten sind durchgängig leicht braunfleckig, die ersten und letzten 10 Seiten etwas stärker. TAFELBAND: Auf der Tafel 33 (Heft 6) befinden im oberen Drittel der Tafel 2 ca. 1cm, kleine braune Tintenflecke. Das Titelblatt sowie die Tafeln 1-9 (Heft 1) weisen stärkere Knickspuren am oberen Seitenrand auf. Die Tafel 3 (Heft 1) ist am oberen Tafelrand ca. 2cm eingerissen. In der Tafel 36 (Heft 3) befindet sich außerhalb der Tafel am unteren linken Seitenrand ein kleines Loch. Die Bindung zwischen den Tafeln XXIV und XXV (Heft 3) sowie den Tafeln XXVIII und XXIX (Heft 3) ist brüchig. Ein Feuchtigkeitsfleck von ca. 1x3cm befindet sich auf den Tafeln 1-23 (Hefte 1-2) am oberen Tafelrand. Ebenso befindet sich ein Feuchtigkeitsfleck von ca. 8x4cm am unteren Tafelrand der Tafeln 8-36 (Hefte 4-6). Die einzelnen Tafeln sind leicht braunfleckig, die Tafeln I-XII (Heft 7) und XXIV (Heft 2) sowie das Titelblatt etwas stärker. Collationiert. Mäßige bis gute Exemplare. FL2324

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        Peet's General Business Directory of the Cities of Cleveland & Ohio for the Years 1845-6; Together with a Historical and Statistical Account. First Year of Publication

      Sanford & Hayward, 1845, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition (ex-library), 1st Edition. Ex-libr. refrence 144 + ads. Text and spine marked with Library stamps, library pocket inside book, stamps throughout and/or other library markings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ohio; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 21891.

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        Siebente mimisch-akrobatische Vorrstellung des Carl Price mit seiner Gesellschaft, in 6 Abtheilungen.

      Breslau, 2. Januar (handschriftlich zugesetzt:) 1845. Mit 2 Holzschnitten. Einblattdruck. 44 x 37 cm. Carl Price (geb. 1803) entstammte einer großen englischen Kunstreiterfamilie, die ca. 1785 nach Skandinavien ging. Einige Nachfahren sind noch im 20. Jahrhundert als Zirkusleute nachweisbar. Die Gattin des Carl Price entstammte der noch älteren und bedeutsameren französischen Zirkusfamilie Franconi. - Das Plakat listet die einzelnen zu erwartenden Vorführungen auf: Eingangs vier verschiedene Vorführungen am Seil, darauf folgend Tänze der Kinder des John Price, die Gebrüder Johannowitsch werden \"außerordentliche Leistungen produzieren\" (dazu wohl die beiden schwarzgrundigen Holzschnitte, die zwei halbnackte Herren bei einer Kraftnummer zeigen), schließlich wird auch noch ein Theaterstück aufgeführt. Die Truppe bestand wohl fast ausschließlich aus Mitgliedern der Familie Price, es werden neben John (Johann) genannt: Wilhelm, Victoire, Hanna (Hanne Sophie Price; 1833-1905, als Balletttänzerin berühmt geworden) , Clara, Rosa (Rosetta Sophie Caroline Lewin; 1810-1887), Louis, Elise und Ferdinand. - Mit leichter horizontaler Falte. Gutes Exemplar! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Einblattdrucke.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Narrative of an expedition across the great southwestern prairies, from Texas to Santa Fé with an account of the disasters which befell the expedition from want of food and the attacks of hostile Indians; the final capture of the Texans and their sufferings on a march of two thousand miles as prisoners of war, and in the prisons and lazarettos of Mexico (in 2 Bänden), (IN ENGLISCHER SPRACHE)

      London : D. Bogue, 1845. 2 Bände, 1 Frontispiz, 2 Pläne, 432 Seiten; 1 Frontispiz, VIII, 436 Seiten, 8°, braunes Oldr auf 5 Bünden mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung und Kopfgoldschnitt Schönes Exemplar mit geprägtem Besitzvermerk \"Burbana Library Association Illinois\" auf Seite 50 (beide Bände). Versand D: 5,00 EUR GR 44331, i

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