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        The Geology of Russia in Europe and the Ural Mountains.

      London, John Murray, 1845. Large 4to. Original puplisher's brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards ornamented in blind; pp. xxiv, 700, bis pages 1-39, three further bis pages for p. 652, 12 tinted lithographic views, engraved dedication to Nicholas I, 5 folding colour tables (sections), 2 folding colour maps, one including gold applications, text illustrations; apart from light rubbing and binding to cloth and Soviet library stamp with shelfmark number to tile a very vlean and fresh, largely unopened copy. First edition of the first volume, one of 600 copies printed. A second volume in French was published later, as well as an atlas volume. This volume I was printed between November 1842 and October 1845, volume II was probably started sometime in 1844 and completed by July 1845. 100 copies were subscribed for by the Russian government and 30 sent to France; 35 were retained for presentation to contributors and institutions. Copies were not on sale in England until 1st January 1846, and Paris publication was not to happen for another three months after that. Murchison 'planned a visit to Russia, where the comparatively undisturbed Palaeozoic rocks presented fewer difficulties than in Britain. Accompanied by the French palaeontologist Edouard de Verneuil, and aided by the officials and savants of Russia, Murchison travelled to the shores of the White Sea, and thence to Nizhniy Novgorod, Moscow, and back to St Petersburg. In the following summer the two travellers returned to Moscow, and, after examining the Carboniferous rocks in the neighbourhood, made for the Ural mountains, followed them southwards to Orsk, thence westward to the Sea of Azov and the Donets coalfield before returning to Moscow. After a third visit to St Petersburg by way of Scandinavia and Finland, The Geology of Russia and the Ural Mountains by Murchison, von Keyserling, and de Verneuil was published in April 1845. The book established a third Palaeozoic system - the Permian - separating the Carboniferous rocks from secondary (Mesozoic) strata and confirmed the succession of Europe's ancient rocks as far east as the Urals' (ODNB). This book was Murchison's magnum opus, with far-reaching implications for the study and understanding of geology in Europe. 'Murchison chose to have 600 copies of the large format (quarto) book printed by John Murray in the laborious and expensive hand-press manner. He also decided to produce the 68 x 84 cm map as a copper engraving with water color washes. According to John Thackray (1978), Plate 6 is "the finest hand coloured map ever produced". The final map was drawn and engraved by John Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square, from a working map that was begun in 1840, expanded after the 1841 field season, and further modified by incorporating work of other geologists, particularly von Dechen for the German frontier, Zejszner for the Carpathians, Boué for Turkey, Dupois de Montpereux for the Caucusus, Hamilton and Ainsworth for the southern coast of the Black Sea, and Helmersen for the deserts between the Caspian and Aral Seas. All of these sources are meticulously acknowledged by Murchison in The Geology of Russia. In addition to the map itself, Plate 6 also contains a Tabular View of Russian Deposits (a stratigraphic column with key locations and characteristic fossils), and a cross-section extending from St. Petersburg in the north to the Sea of Azof in the south. Thus, Plate 6 represents a synthesis of much of what was known in 1845 of the geology of Russia and surrounding territories' (Diemer, Plate 6 of the Geology pf Russia Geological Society of Ameruca, online).

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        REPORT OF THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN THE YEAR 1842, AND TO OREGON AND NORTH CALIFORNIA IN THE YEARS 1843-44

      Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1845. FIRST EDITION, SENATE ISSUE. Assembled from direct experience and painstaking scientific study, this influential work is considered the most accurate description of the Western territories to its time, a notable step forward in mapping the West, and a book that helped shape the future of Manifest Destiny. As suggested by the title, this work is divided into two main sections: the Rocky Mountain expedition report, originally printed in 1843 and reprinted here, and the new Oregon and California expedition report, appearing here for the first time, along with the celebrated map. As described by Wheat, "The map depicting all these travels radically and permanently altered western cartography . . . almost uniformly it represented trustworthy direct observation, a new, welcome, and long overdue development in the myth-encrusted cartography of the West." While the large map rightly receives a great deal of attention from bibliographers, the content of the report is equally influential in the history of Western Expansion. The work deeply appealed to the American imagination, and, according to the Grolier Hundred, it became "standard equipment for all overland travelers." The author's life was eventful. After publishing the present work as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Engineers, Frémont (1813-90) went on to participate in the conquest of California by US forces, to be court martialed (apparently on account of a conflict between superior officers), to serve in the Civil War, to become elected as a California senator, and to run unsuccessfully for president. This work is not difficult to find on the market, but copies are extremely varied in terms of completeness and condition. Ours contains the same browning and foxing found in most other copies, but it is mercifully free of any major condition problems. It is also the preferred Senate issue of the report, with an additional section of astronomical records not present in the House issue.. 235 x 140 mm. (9 1/4 x 5 1/2"). 693, [1] (blank) pp. FIRST EDITION, SENATE ISSUE. Recent mottled calf, raised bands, two red morocco labels. With 22 plates and five maps, including two folding maps and THE SEMINAL MAP OF OREGON AND CALIFORNIA, MEASURING 54 x 33", tucked into a pocket on the rear pastedown. Title page with the accession stamp of the Drury Library. Front flyleaf with signature of George D. Blodgett, dated Sugar Creek, 29 January [18]56. Zamorano Eighty 39; Grolier American 49; Wheat, Transmississippi West II, 195-200 (Map 497); Cowan, p. 91; Howes F-370; Sabin 25845. One eight-inch tear and a handful of small tears along folds of the vast map, contents with intermittent light to moderate foxing and browning (because of poor quality of paper), other minor defects, but still a very appealing copy, the text fresh, the large map particularly clean and bright, and the retrospective binding in mint condition. Assembled from direct experience and painstaking scientific study, this influential work is considered the most accurate description of the Western territories to its time, a notable step forward in mapping the West, and a book that helped shape the future of Manifest Destiny. As suggested by the title, this work is divided into two main sections: the Rocky Mountain expedition report, originally printed in 1843 and reprinted here, and the new Oregon and California expedition report, appearing here for the first time, along with the celebrated map. As described by Wheat, "The map depicting all these travels radically and permanently altered western cartography . . . almost uniformly it represented trustworthy direct observation, a new, welcome, and long overdue development in the myth-encrusted cartography of the West." While the large map rightly receives a great deal of attention from bibliographers, the content of the report is equally influential in the history of Western Expansion. The work deeply appealed to the American imagination, and, according to the Grolier Hundred, it became "standard equipment for all overland travelers." The author's life was eventful. After publishing the present work as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Engineers, Frémont (1813-90) went on to participate in the conquest of California by US forces, to be court martialed (apparently on account of a conflict between superior officers), to serve in the Civil War, to become elected as a California senator, and to run unsuccessfully for president. This work is not difficult to find on the market, but copies are extremely varied in terms of completeness and condition. Ours contains the same browning and foxing found in most other copies, but it is mercifully free of any major condition problems. It is also the preferred Senate issue of the report, with an additional section of astronomical records not present in the House issue.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Ant. Dvořák") to music publisher Mr. [Alfred] Littleton regarding conducting his 6th Symphony in Worcester, etc.

      Dvořák's correspondent, Alfred Littleton (1845-1914), was co-owner of the important London publishing house Novello, Ewer & Company from 1886-1914. He played a very important role in Dvorak's musical activities in England, acting as his informal representative. The Symphony No. 6 in D major was composed from August 27-October 15, 1880, first published in Berlin in 1882, and first performed in Prague on March 25, 1881, dedicated to Hans Richter. The symphony was first published as Symphony No. 1. (Op. 60, once listed as op. 58: Burghauser 112, Šourek 78). His Stabat mater, composed from February 19, 1876-November 13, 1877, was first published in Berlin in 1881, and first performed in Prague on December 23, 1880. (Op. 58, once listed as op. 28: Burghauser 71, Šourek 38). The Hymnus: Dědicové bilé hory [Hymn: The Heirs of the White Mountain], composed from ?May-June 3, 1872 and first published (3rd version) in London in 1885, was first performed in Prague on March 9, 1873. "Large-scale choral works were of importance at various times in Dvořák's career. He made his name as a Czech composer in 1873 with the first performance of a work for chorus and orchestra, Hymn: The Heirs of the White Mountain." (Op. 30: Burghauser 27, Šourek 15). "With Smetana, Fibich and Janácek [Dvořák] is regarded as one of the great nationalist Czech composers of the 19th century. Long neglected and dismissed by the German-speaking musical world as a naive Czech musician, he is now considered by both Czech and international musicologists Smetana's true heir. He earned worldwide admiration and prestige for 19th-century Czech music with his symphonies, chamber music, oratorios, songs and, to a lesser extent, his operas." "Early in August 1883 Dvořák was invited to London by the Philharmonic Society to conduct orchestral performances of his works in the coming season. A few months later, at the beginning of November 1883, the London music publishing firm of Novello asked him to conduct a performance of his Stabat mater during his visit and to compose a work for soloists, chorus and orchestra for the 1885 Birmingham Festival and conduct it himself. Dvořák was already known in London from performances of such works as the Slavonic Dances (conducted in 1879 and 1880 by Manns), the Slavonic Rhapsodies (conducted in 1880 and 1881 by Manns, Richter and Hallé), the String Sextet (given by Joachim in 1880) and the Sixth Symphony (conducted by Manns in 1882), and they had received favourable reviews. However, the performance of the Stabat mater under Barnby on 10 March 1883, received enthusiastically by both the audience and the critics, was probably the main reason for the Philharmonic Society's invitation." "On 5 March 1884 Dvořák travelled to England for the first time and on 13 March conducted the Stabat mater in the Albert Hall. A week later he conducted his overture Husitská, the Sixth Symphony and the Slavonic Rhapsody no.2 in St James's Hall, and on 22 March, at the Crystal Palace, he conducted the Scherzo capriccioso and the Nocturne in B (b47). The musical world of London regarded his visit as an 'event of "red letter" significance', and fêted him as the 'musical hero of the hour'. The Philharmonic Society made him an honorary member. He promised it a new symphony, and he was expected to write choral works for both the forthcoming Birmingham Festival and the Leeds Festival of 1886." "Dvořák's great success in England led to eight more visits. In November 1884 he travelled to London and to Worcester (where he gave a performance of the Stabat mater); in April 1885 he visited London for the première of the Seventh Symphony; in August 1885 he gave concerts in London and in Birmingham, where he conducted the British première of the cantata Svatební košile ('The Spectre's Bride')." Klaus Döge in Grove Music Online.. 2-1/2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Wysocka, February 18, 1884. Mentioning three of his important works, including the Hymnus, which "made his name as a Czech composer in 1873," the Symphony No. 6 in D major, and the Stabat Mater; Birmingham; and a proposed trip to London in September. Dvořák says that he is happy to conduct his symphony in Worcester but would like to discuss compensation with the committee. "Conducting three works like Stabat, Hymnus, and the symphony is very hard work indeed... consequently I may request a larger honorarium from the committee. In my last letter of May 28, I shared more details with you on the subject of Birmingham. What do you think? I hope to bring the entire work with me to London in September." Dvorak proceeds to ask if he can send the photographs for Bennett and Hüffer directly to his address. Creased at folds.

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        The Raven; in The American Review: A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art and Science

      New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, printed on pp. 143 under the pseudonym "Quarles." This is the accepted first printing of "The Raven", as its January 29th, 1845 publication in the New York Mirror was printed from advance sheets of the American Review. Half bound in contemporary leather binding over yellow cloth. Soiling and staining to cloth, with exposure to moisture evident to rear cover; leather rubbed at extremities. Contents Very Good, lacking tissue guard at frontis; foxing heavier at front and rear pages, previous owner names in pencil to front free end paper and binder ticker to front paste down. This volume also includes Poe's story "Some Words with a Mummy" (pp. 363-370), and his poems "The Valley of Unrest" and "The City in the Sea" (pp. 392-3), which unlike "The Raven," appear under Poe's name.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Ant. Dvo?ák") to music publisher Mr. [Alfred] Littleton regarding conducting his 6th Symphony in Worcester, etc.

      Dvo?ák's correspondent, Alfred Littleton (1845-1914), was co-owner of the important London publishing house Novello, Ewer & Company from 1886-1914. He played a very important role in Dvorak's musical activities in England, acting as his informal representative. The Symphony No. 6 in D major was composed from August 27-October 15, 1880, first published in Berlin in 1882, and first performed in Prague on March 25, 1881, dedicated to Hans Richter. The symphony was first published as Symphony No. 1. (Op. 60, once listed as op. 58: Burghauser 112, ?ourek 78). His Stabat mater, composed from February 19, 1876-November 13, 1877, was first published in Berlin in 1881, and first performed in Prague on December 23, 1880. (Op. 58, once listed as op. 28: Burghauser 71, ?ourek 38). The Hymnus: D?dicové bilé hory [Hymn: The Heirs of the White Mountain], composed from ?May-June 3, 1872 and first published (3rd version) in London in 1885, was first performed in Prague on March 9, 1873. "Large-scale choral works were of importance at various times in Dvo?ák's career. He made his name as a Czech composer in 1873 with the first performance of a work for chorus and orchestra, Hymn: The Heirs of the White Mountain." (Op. 30: Burghauser 27, ?ourek 15). "With Smetana, Fibich and Janácek [Dvo?ák] is regarded as one of the great nationalist Czech composers of the 19th century. Long neglected and dismissed by the German-speaking musical world as a naive Czech musician, he is now considered by both Czech and international musicologists Smetana's true heir. He earned worldwide admiration and prestige for 19th-century Czech music with his symphonies, chamber music, oratorios, songs and, to a lesser extent, his operas." "Early in August 1883 Dvo?ák was invited to London by the Philharmonic Society to conduct orchestral performances of his works in the coming season. A few months later, at the beginning of November 1883, the London music publishing firm of Novello asked him to conduct a performance of his Stabat mater during his visit and to compose a work for soloists, chorus and orchestra for the 1885 Birmingham Festival and conduct it himself. Dvo?ák was already known in London from performances of such works as the Slavonic Dances (conducted in 1879 and 1880 by Manns), the Slavonic Rhapsodies (conducted in 1880 and 1881 by Manns, Richter and Hallé), the String Sextet (given by Joachim in 1880) and the Sixth Symphony (conducted by Manns in 1882), and they had received favourable reviews. However, the performance of the Stabat mater under Barnby on 10 March 1883, received enthusiastically by both the audience and the critics, was probably the main reason for the Philharmonic Society's invitation." "On 5 March 1884 Dvo?ák travelled to England for the first time and on 13 March conducted the Stabat mater in the Albert Hall. A week later he conducted his overture Husitská, the Sixth Symphony and the Slavonic Rhapsody no.2 in St James's Hall, and on 22 March, at the Crystal Palace, he conducted the Scherzo capriccioso and the Nocturne in B (b47). The musical world of London regarded his visit as an 'event of "red letter" significance', and fêted him as the 'musical hero of the hour'. The Philharmonic Society made him an honorary member. He promised it a new symphony, and he was expected to write choral works for both the forthcoming Birmingham Festival and the Leeds Festival of 1886." "Dvo?ák's great success in England led to eight more visits. In November 1884 he travelled to London and to Worcester (where he gave a performance of the Stabat mater); in April 1885 he visited London for the première of the Seventh Symphony; in August 1885 he gave concerts in London and in Birmingham, where he conducted the British première of the cantata Svatební ko?ile ('The Spectre's Bride')." Klaus Döge in Grove Music Online.. 2-1/2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Wysocka, February 18, 1884. Mentioning three of his important works, including the Hymnus, which "made his name as a Czech composer in 1873," the Symphony No. 6 in D major, and the Stabat Mater; Birmingham; and a proposed trip to London in September. Dvo?ák says that he is happy to conduct his symphony in Worcester but would like to discuss compensation with the committee. "Conducting three works like Stabat, Hymnus, and the symphony is very hard work indeed... consequently I may request a larger honorarium from the committee. In my last letter of May 28, I shared more details with you on the subject of Birmingham. What do you think? I hope to bring the entire work with me to London in September." Dvorak proceeds to ask if he can send the photographs for Bennett and Hüffer directly to his address. Creased at folds.

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        Panorama of London and River Thames. TWO PANORAMA VIEWS Bird eye view.

      each 89 x 119 cm. Passepartout: 100 x 140 cm 2 plates / two wood engravings from six blocks. Under passepartout = supplement to the Illustrated London News, January 11, 1845 Scarce, rare and magic view of the capital. ref # 1880,1113.5503.1 British Museum. org . Printed by Fredrik James Smyth. The panorma could be mounted together, it would than be approx. 3m long. Shipping costs additonal. Please contact us for details.

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        Extraits du Journal l'Afrique [ Edition originale ] Réunion à la France - Institutions civiles

      1 vol. in-8 br., "On trouve cette brochure aux Bureaux du Journal", Paris, rue Sainte-Anne, 55, 1845, 156 pp. Important ouvrage qui visait à défendre les intérêts français dans la toute récente colonie d'Algérie. "Jusqu'à présent l'Algérie est demeurée en dehors du droit commun de la nation ; les intérêts que l'on aurait dû y attirer par les encouragemens les plus puissans n'y trouvant ni garanties ni protection efficace, ni sécurité réelle, ne s'y sont fixés et ne s'y fixent encore qu'avec défiance. [ ... ] L'Algérie aujourd'hui demande à être légalement réunie à la France et à recevoir les bienfaits d'un bon système d'institutions civiles, sans lesquelles toutes tentatives seraient vaines". Hippolyte Peut (1809-1889) publie ici un choix d'articles tirés du journal éphémère "l'Afrique" qu'il venait de fonder en 1844. Ce document est de toute rareté. Etat satisfaisant (couv. faible, bon état par ailleurs). Français

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        The Raven and Other Poems

      Wiley and Putnam, New York 1845 - First edition in book form of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," the single most famous American poem of the nineteenth century, first published earlier that year in the New York Evening Mirror (under Poe's own name) and The American Review (under a pseudonym). Partly inspired by the early lyrics of Elizabeth Barrett (later Browning), to whom he dedicated this volume of poems, Poe composed "The Raven" in trochaic octometer, with a deranged musicality all his own. The elements are familiar even to those who don't read poetry: the "midnight dreary," the silk-curtained chamber, the raven perched upon the bust of Athena, the relentless refrain that drives the narrator mad. "'Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! / Leave my loneliness unbroken! - quit the bust above my door! / Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!' / Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore.'" Even before publication, Poe knew he had a sensation on his hands. When a friend described an early reading of the poem as "fine, uncommonly fine," Poe responded: "Is that all you can say for this poem? I tell you it's the greatest poem ever written." Poe's fame only increased with the appearance of contemporary parodies like "The Owl" and "The Polecat": a contemporary recalls, "'The Raven' became known everywhere, and everyone was saying 'Nevermore.'" The publication of "The Raven" paved the way for Wiley and Putnam's publication of Poe's Tales, the collection that introduced his pioneering detective fiction to a wider audience that same year. BAL 16147. A near-fine copy of a landmark in American literature. Octavo measuring 7.25 x 5 inches, early twentieth-century full russet calf, boards single-ruled in gilt, raised bands, black morocco spine labels, spine single-ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Handwritten slip tipped onto second fly leaf noting "inner gilt dentelles by Zaehnsdorf." Lacking original wrappers, half title, and ads. Joints reinforced, a few light scratches to lower board. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Scottish Tourist; being a guide to the picturesque Scenery and Antiquities of Scotland. Ninth Edition ... in which the Geology and Botany are largely introduced. Illustrated with upwards of ninety Views, Travelling Maps, and engraved Routes.

      Edinburgh, Lizars, 1845. One volume bound in four, 8vo. Flexible maroon morocco, spines lettered horizontally in gilt, covers ruled in blind, all edges gilt; housed in a dark blue full morocco box; pp. [iii]-414, bound without half-title, numerous steel-engravings in the text and on plates with tissue guards, geological map missing from rear pocket in box; light rubbing to box, one large map with repaired tears, otherwise exceptionally bright and clean. A very rare Scotland guide customised into four separate volumes to be used whilst travelling, but apparently never used. This title appeared first in 1825 (pp. 96, 6 plates), and all editions are very rare. The charming illustrations are in the style of John Tallis. William Rhind explains in the preface what makes this edition special: ' In this, the Ninth Edition, the Work has received a complete revisal and remodelling, so as to keep pace with the increasing improvements of the day. In particular, the Railway Routes have been given, along with the leading Tours by the common roads. Every new and intersting object has been pointe out, and much useful information addes' (p. 4).

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        CHIMES.

      London,: Chapman and Hall, 1845. First Edition, with the second state of the vignette titlepage as usual. Engraved frontispiece and title page, 11 other illustrations by John Leech, Richard Doyle, and others. 12mo,, original red cloth, enclosed in a cloth slipcase with paper label. 175 pp. A solid very good copy, the corners rubbed, and light soiling, the cloth a bit worn along the joints. This was Dickens' second installment in the "Christmas Books" series and his labors in creating THE CHIMES were "very arduous" in order to make it a worthy successor to A CHRISTMAS CAROL. He wrote to one of his friends that he believed he had "written a tremendous book and knocked the 'Carol' out of the field. It will make a great uproar I have no doubt." Of course, it did not exceed the CAROL in any way except in initial sales, but it is a charming tale nonetheless.

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        De la Liberte du Travail. Tome I-III. Paris, Gauillaumin

      1845 - First Edition. 3 vols. 8vo, xvi, 482; [vi], 480; [vi], 527pp, half-calf, marbled boards, gilt spines, library stamps on the title-pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album von Salzkammergut & Linz [in 15 Ansichten .].

      Salzburg, Baldi, o. J. [um ]. 1845 - 8°. 16 Tafeln. Blind- und goldgeprägter OLwd. Vgl. N/W 69: Mit allen Tafeln, ohne Text oder Titelblatt. - Fachmännisch restauriert, leichte Gbrsp., Ebd. etw. fleckig. - Mit den Ansichten: St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang,Ischl von Theresienshüttel,Ischl von der Seite des Praters, Ischl, Hallstadt, Waldbach Strubb bei Hallstadt, Der Gossausee mit dem Dachstein, Weißenbach am Attersee, Mondsee, Ebensee am Traunsee, Traunkirchen mit dem Spitzelsteine, Gmunden vom Kalvarienbergel, Der Traunfall, Linz vom Jägermair und Linz von der Strasser Aue. - Schönes Expl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album vom Salzkammergute und Linz in 15 Ansichten

      Selbstverlag, Salzburg, 1845. 15 Stahlstichtafeln mit je einem Seidenhemdchen, 64 Seiten Text, original Leinen mit geprägtem Titel, groß-oktav, (gering fleckig und bestoßen) - gutes komplettes Exemplar/ Die Ansichten zeigen: 1. St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee, 2. St. Wolfgang, 3. Ischl von Theresienhütte, 4. Ischl von der Seite des Praters, 5. Hallstadt, 6. Der Waldbach-Strub bei Hallstadt, 7. Der Gossausee mit dem Dachstein, 8. Weissenbach am Attersee, 9. Mondsee, 10. Ebensee, 11. Traunkirchen mit dem Spitzelstein, 12. Gmunden vom Calvarienberge, 13. Der Traunfall, 14. Linz vom Jägermair, 15. Linz von der Straßer-Aue -

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        HAMBURG. "Grundriss der freyen Hansastadt Hamburg". Stadtplan (ca. 28 x 42 cm) mit der näheren Umgebung, die Brandfläche in der Innenstadt überdeckt von einer Variante zum Aufheben. Der Plan umgeben von 29 kleinen Teilansichten, oben zwei Löwen das Stadtwappen haltend.

      - Grenzkolorierte Lithographie bei Deppermann & Ruschke, um 1845, 42 x 52 cm. Das Gebiet des Brandes ist unter einer einmontierten Klappe extra dargestellt. - Kleinere Defekte im breiten Rand, sonst wohl erhalten.

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        Ins arktische Amerika 1819-1822

      320 S. John Franklin erlangte wie kaum ein zweiter Forscher Berühmtheit - nicht durch seine Reisen und Entdeckungen, sondern durch sein Scheitern. Denn weit mehr als seine Arktis-Expedition weckte sein Verschwinden Aufmerksamkeit: 1845 stach er in See, um die Nordwestpassage zu finden dann, im Sommer desselben Jahres, wurden seine Schiffe "Erebus" und "Terror" zum letzten Mal gesichtet. Es folgte eine beispiellose Suchaktion nach Franklin und seinen über hundert Begleitern. Die ganze Welt nahm daran Anteil.Reihe Alte abenteuerliche Reiseberichte empfang 9783522600477

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        The Life and Travels of Thomas Simpson The Arctic Discoverer

      First edition. Folding map, engraved frontispiece portrait. 8vo. Original brown blindstamped cloth with gilt titles to spine, scuffed, with small repair to spine. Hinges starting. viii,424pp. London, Richard Bentley,

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        Embossed Panoramic View of London. As seen from the top of St. Pauls Cathedral. Printed in colours.

      London: Dobbs, Bailey & Co., [1845] - Square octavo (folded: 192 x 197 mm, unfolded:1270 x 355 mm). Original olive-green vertically-ribbed cloth, front cover gilt lettered and with a large gilt pictorial stamp (showing a paddle steamer on the Thames, old Blackfriars Bridge and St Paul's), slits for ties (no longer present). Case only slightly sunned at periphery. In excellent condition. Two eight-panel linen-backed sections: upper section comprising line engraved view and key of principal features to the lower embossed section (printed in brown, pale blue and pale yellow), both within ornamental borders. First edition, a highly unusual record of the extraordinary panorama of London executed from the roof of Saint Paul's by the surveyor and panoramist Thomas Hornor (1785-1844) and issued to mark the re-opening, in 1845, of the building that housed it, one of the most famous London landmarks of its time: The Colosseum. Around 1822 Horner "began his most spectacular project, that of a 360 degree panorama of London with the summit of St Paul's as the viewpoint. In a cabin precariously balanced on scaffolding erected in connection with repairs to the cathedral, he sketched and measured. Although he attracted considerable publicity for his enterprise and admiration for his courage, few subscribed to his initial scheme of publishing the work as a series of prints. However, the MP and banker Rowland Stephenson sponsored the construction in Regent's Park of a dome by Decimus Burton, second in size in England only to that of St Paul's, in which Hornor's work was to be displayed. In it in 1825 the artist E. T. Parris began the daunting task of transferring views from flat sheets to 42,000 square feet of curved canvas. It was due for completion in 1827 but was far from finished by the end of 1828 when Stephenson absconded to the USA, deeply in debt. In January 1829 Hornor threw open the unfinished Colosseum to the public, who could enjoy the panorama at various levels, riding upwards in the 'ascending room', the first passenger lift in England and Hornor's own design. Income was large, but costs were larger yet, and later that year Hornor also absconded to the USA" (ODNB) "Despite healthy audiences, Hornor was never able to pay off his initial debt. In 1835, he sold the Colosseum to an unknown buyer who fared no better than he had. Not until 1844, when it was bought up by a financier with a feel for business, was the project finally finished. William Bradwell closed the place down for a year, restored the canvas, finished the surrounding fixtures and fittings (a glyptological collection, Swiss 'cottage', galleries, exhibitions, etc.) and then opened the doors of what was to become one of London's great cultural centres, attracting even more people to what had become a show, a museum and a club. The Colosseum became an extremely fashionable place whose popularity lasted until the end of the 1850s, when it in turn gave way to the exotic panoramas (Rome, Paris, the Lake of Thun) and, more particularly, the new attractions on offer at the Crystal Palace" (Bernard Comment, The Panorama, 1999, p. 28). By the time of the new opening Hornor was dead, dying "in penury (and possibly insane) in New York city" (ODNB); ironically, thirty years later his panorama was shipped to America and displayed on Broadway. This is a beautifully executed embossed panorama, extraordinarily detailed and subtly coloured. It would have been issued as a lavish souvenir and advertisement by the Colosseum's new owner, the shrewd theatre manager David Montague, who employed William Bradwell, chief set designer at Covent Garden, to make improvements to the building. At the same time he issued A Description of the Colosseum as Re-Opened in MDCCCXLV, which reproduced the eight coloured sections of Kronheim and Skirving's panorama. Very scarce: Copac locates copies at only three British and Irish institutional libraries (Senate House, Wales, Oxford), OCLC adds no further examples; we have traced only one copy at [Attributes: First Edition]

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        COMMERCE OF THE PRAIRIES OR THE JOURNAL OF A SANTA FE TRADER, DURING EIGHT EXPEDITIONSACROSS THE GREAT WESTERN PRAIRIES, AND A RESIDENCE OF NEARLY NINE YEARS IN NORTHERN MEXICO

      J. and H.G. Langley, New York 1845 - Two volumes uniformly bound, black cloth-covered boards. Collated complete with six full-page plates, four text illustrations, the full-page map of Northern Mexico in Volume 2, AND the large folding map of the Indian Territory in Volume 1. According to most sources, the second edition was published without the large folding map. This map is a cloth-backed facsimile copy bound-in at the time of the rebinding of the volumes. See photos please. Previous owner's book-plate on both front pastedowns. Small paper defect beginning on front preliminary page and extending to p.x. Title-pages are toned, some foxing through text material, usually peripheral and not heavy. Paper in Volume 2 is a bit more browned that Volume 1. A very important landmark in Western Americana. It remains the source for all other books written about the Santa Fe Trail and trade along the route. Rittenhouse says'If you can read only two books about the Trail, read Gregg and Lewis Garrard". A very good copy of the second edition, published a year after the first edition, and with the added facsimile copy of the large map, not found in the second edition. 320-327pp. Cited in many references including; Graff 1662, Howes G-401, Rader 1684, Sabin 28712, Rittenhouse 255. Size: Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842..

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. Occasional light staining or offsetting; very sight chafing to corners and joints but an extremely good set with its original binding bright.. Six volumes (the last an atlas), imperial octavo, with a portrait, 64 plates and nine maps in the text volumes, five folded maps in the atlas, numerous vignettes; original dark brown cloth, gilt vignettes on spines, gilt eagles on covers. The splendid first public edition of the narrative of the first American naval exploring expedition, the massive official American expedition, one of the three great Antarctic voyages of the 1840s. The explorations of Wilkes along with the English under Ross and the French under Dumont d'Urville form the basis for today's territorial claims, and together established the knowledge of the frozen continent on which all subsequent expeditions built.Among the great achievements of the Wilkes expedition was the detailed study of the flora and fauna of the many countries visited, the scientists making frequent and long excursions into the interiors. The expedition explored the South Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand, the Hawaiian Islands, the Northwest Coast, California, Singapore, the Cape of Good Hope and St. Helena, whilst the greatest achievement was the expedition into the Antarctic in the winter of 1839-40. Wilkes was the first to announce the existence of an Antarctic continent.Only 1000 copies of this were printed, the first edition of the narrative of the first American naval exploring expedition to be generally available to the public; it was preceded by the very rare quarto official and unofficial editions, which were printed in 100 and 150 copies respectively (many of which were subsequently destroyed) and are today almost unknown on the market. Later editions, including the second 1845 octavo edition, are smaller in size, are generally of inferior quality and do not include the fine steel-engravings found here. this is thus the much preferred edition for the collector of Antarctic material. Provenance: Private collection (Australia)

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

      Z. D. Cottrell, Spartanburg C. H, 1845. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Professionally rebound in leather. Interior quite stained, from mildew (completely neutralized) and paper browning but the paper is not brittle. Folger was a physician to the Cherokees and accompanied the band removed to the Oklahoma territory (he went by train) and his record of treatment during that trek is preserved in Federal archives. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 320 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 pounds or less. Category: Medicine & Health; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 14910. .

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

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

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        Gilmanton New Hampshire NH Lake Winnipesaukee Belmont 1845 old Bufford city plan

      1845 - A Plan of Gilmanton, Taken from the surveys of Sanborn, Pace and Others Drawn by a scale of 200 Rods to an Inch By Joseph Gilman 1772 Copy by W. Walker, 1808 and Rev. D. Lancaster, 1845. (Gilmanton, NH / Lake Winnipesaukee/ Meredith) Issued Boston, c. 1845 by Bufford & Co. Litho. Fine and very uncommon/ likely rare mid-19th-century lithographed urban map. Captures the central NH lakeside town with a level of detail and accuracy previously unseen. Many tiny house & church picto-symbols, very clear layout of endless lots, existing roads as well as a contemplated road to Concord, new bridge, topographical features, naming of buildings, etc. Lake Winnepisiogee for Winnipesaukee. With several early manuscript annotations on the map, including a note that "Factory Village" was now (1926) called "New Belmont". An early work from this famous and prolific lithographic printing workshop which around this very date had Winslow Homer as an apprentice. Printed on thin bond paper, issued folding, original leaf affixed to rear of right middle panel with early manuscript dedication to Francis Cogswell Carleton. This paper is now well age-toned with small light scattered spotting and small splits at fold line intersections, and the map must be handled with care. Old inexpert tear repair at right middle edge panel which is relatively easy to forgive visually given the overall slightly wrinkled state of preservation. Several early hand annotations by a local resident with family members living in areas covered by the plan. Rare in any condition. Original fold lines as issued. Sheet measures c. 25" x 19."Printed area measures c. 24 1/2" x 17". [R12800]. Cobb, Maps of New Hampshire, 159 (giving date as 1845). Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 1, p. 208. Pierce, Boston Lithography 1825-1880, pp. 130-2, et. al. (noting the firms various imprints & how he worked with N. Currier of later Ives printing fame). Reps, Making of Urban America, pp. 130-8. No example appears within Map Price Record.

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        Graz. Topographisches Taschenbuch für Fremde und Heimische. Nach den neuesten und besten Quellen zusammengestellt von J. E. Oblack. 2 Bände.

      Graz, Joseph Franz Kaiser, 1844-1845. - Erstausgabe dieses sehr seltenen Graz-Reiseführers (lt. KVK kein Exemplar ausserhalb von Österreich). - Das erste Heft am Titel mit dem Vermerk „Mit Ansichten, lithographiert von Eduard und Alexander Kaiser", welche jedoch nicht erschienen sein dürften bzw. nur einem kleinen Teil der Auflage tatsächlich beigegeben waren. Schlossar nennt jedenfalls keine Ansichten und das Werk ist auch nicht bei Nebehay/W. verzeichnet. Ebenfalls finden sich keine Ansichten in dem von Google digitalisierten Exemplar. - Das zweite Heft mit dem Untertitel „Vorstädte und Umgebung". - Die beidseitig illustrierten lithogr. Orig.-Umschläge („Lith. bei J. F. Kaiser") berieben, mit kl. Randläsuren bzw. -einrissen u. stärker fleckig. Vorderdeckel des ersten Heftes m. Knickspuren. Titelbll. gestempelt. Etw. gebräunt u. (stock-) fleckig. - Schlossar 257; nicht bei Nebehay/W. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Kl.-8°. 40; 106 S., 3 Bll., Lithogr. illustr. OKart.-Bde. (Vorderdeckeln jeweils mit einer kl. Ansicht von Graz). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Domkirche von Osten ('Cathédrale de Bamberg. - Coté du Levant - Domkirche von Bamberg. - Morgenseite).

      - kolorierte Lithographie v. Mathieu & Bayot gedr. b. Lemercier in Paris, 1845, 45,5 x 30

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        A Complete Series of Twenty Etchings on India Paper, designed to illustrate the serial publication of Douglas Jerrold?s novel The History of St. Giles and St. James, as published in Jerrold?s Shilling Magazine.

      1845-47 1845 - 20 India proofs, 12.5 x 18 cm, each mounted in thick grey board, 20.5 x 25 cm, loosely housed in scarlet cloth folder & matching morocco slip-case, titled on spine ?Etchings to ?Douglas Jerrold?s Shilling Magazine? 1845-47? Armorial bookplate of Herman Le Roy Edgar. These high-quality etchings represent all 20 illustrations printed in the first four volumes of Jerrold?s Shilling Magazine, 1845-1847. Subsequent volumes were for some reason unillustrated. With a 41-line ALS from Leech to ?My Dear Leigh?, very probably Leech?s great friend the comic writer Percival Leigh. Dated Aug. 27, 1861, and addressed from Lowestoft, Suffolk, Leech begs his friend ?give [him]self a day or two?s holiday and us great pleasure by running down here? He tells Leigh ?it is a place you would like immensely - everything that you could desire in the way of sailing, bathing and walking about, to say nothing about a very good tap of ale .? He goes on to tempt Leigh with the prospect of a swim, informing him ?it is not necessary (except for the ladies) to go through the ceremony of engaging a bathing machine - you just [deleted] of your things and walk into the sea as you feel inclined? A nice warm letter between two lifelong friends who studied together and collaborated on several works. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Snow Storm, a Christmas Story.

      London: Fisher, Son, & Co.,Angel Street,St. Martin's-Le-Grand, London: Rue St. Honoré, Paris, [1845].. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. George Cruikshank. Small 8vo. First edition, [initial blank; frontispiece with interlining leaf; title page, dedication page; iii, iv; 254 pages, original red cloth wrapper, original spine, original red cloth back, final blank]. This copy lacks the page of advertisements described by Cohn. Four full-page etchings by Geo. Cruikshank. Cohn 356. Full gilt orange straight-grain calf binding signed by [George] "Bayntun Binder Bath Eng.", with gilt page edges all around. Monogram bookplate, (CEM?) in gilt-decorated morocco. In 1939 the Bayntun and Rivière binderies were incorporated into a new set of premises on Manvers Street (Bath). A very fine example of a master bookbinder's art. �

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        EL CATÓLICO: periodico religioso, politico-cristiano, cientifico y literario

      1845/1847., México 1845 - Colección completa de este periodico Mexicano religioso-politico-cientifico – ilustrado con litografias. INTERESANTE PERIODICO MEXICO, COMPLETO del cual solo localizamos otro ejemplar en la British Library. Aunque por su titulo parece ser meramente religioso su contenido incluye politica y ciencia, por lo que el interes es mayor. "Incuestionable es la importancia de la prensa periódica y su contenido como un reflejo del desenvolvimiento de una sociedad. El estudio y análisis del periódico es una fuente de conocimiento que nos permite, observar el proceder de una sociedad. Los elementos de análisis que se tienen que considerar son varios, puesto que el siglo XIX mexicano encierra tropiezos, revueltas, ambiciones, reformas, intervenciones, siempre con la mira a la construcción de los Estado Unidos Mexicanos, y cada etapa, cada momento está registrado en la prensa. Igualmente, en los proyectos debatidos para la cimentación de México como Estado-nación, se observa la postura del poderío de la Iglesia. Tres siglos de colaboración directa en la política no fue una costumbre que fácilmente se olvidara, que se dejara de practicar. No fue extraño que el poder religioso reconociera el papel del periódico y al periodista como orientador de la opinión pública. Religiosos y seglares ilustrados buscaron cultivar, fomentar y propagar sus dogmas e intereses en la prensa religiosa" ( Dra Adriana Pineda Soto, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo). A complete collection of this religious-political-scientific Mexican periodical- illustrated with lithographs - 3 vols; 26 issue (COMPLETE); contemporary half calf; 11 full page plates. AN INTERESTING MEXICAN PERIODICAL, A COMPLETE RUN of which we only locate one other in the British Library. Athough its title seems to be purely religious, its contents include politics and science, amplifying interest in it. "Unquestionably it is of importance among periodical literature, and its contents reflects the development of a society. The study and analysis of the periodical is a source of knowledge that permits us to observe the direction of a society. The elements of analysis that must be considered are various, given that the 19th century in Mexico contains obstacles, revolts, ambitions, reforms, interventions, always with a view toward the construction of the United Mexican States, and each stage, each moment is registered in the press. Equally, in the projects debated for the foundations of Mexico as a nation state, the posture and power of the Church is observed. Three centuries of direct collaboration in politics was not a custom easily forgotten, that would eliminated from practice. It was not strange that the religious powers would recognize the role of the periodical and the journalist as a director of public opinion. Enlightened religious and secular persons sought to cultivate, foment, and propagate their doctrines and interests in the religious press." (Dra. Adriana Pineda Soto, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo). 3vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) S.P. páginas

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        Original Signed Drawings by Robert Cruikshank [for] Chronicles of the Bastille

      London 1845 - 4to. 27 by 20 cm. The Chronicles of the Bastille, Louis Alexis Chamerovzow, first appeared in 1845 and featured Cruikshank's drawings. The twelve signed watercolors here are dated 1844 or1845. Also, embedded into the back of the front cover is the steel plate used to make the steel engraved title page of the novel. As a title page an engraved copy of this plate is used. On the backs, and sometimes in the margins, are light pencil notes that serve as captions for the watercolors and provide information as to placement in the book. It is unknown whether these notes were preliminary to the publication or were done by a later hand. Bound elegantly by H. Zucker of Philadelphia, with gilt filets and turn-ins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An original design for a porcelain vase

      [Paris, 1845. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and mild foxing. A rare example of an original watercolour design for porcelain, by the Samson factory of Paris. This finished design was intended as a reference source from which the porcelain painters could work, using the design as a guide for the colours and image to be transformed from paper into fine porcelain. The French porcelain manufactory of Samson & Cie. was established by "Edmé Samson (b. Paris, 1810; d. Paris, 1891) at 7, Rue Vendôme (later Rue Béranger) in Paris. The intention of the firm was to reproduce ceramics from museums and private collections, and it claimed that all such reproductions would be distinctly marked to avoid confusion with the originals. In 1864, the factory was moved to Montreuil by Samson's son, Emile Samson (1837-1913). The range of wares included copies of 18th-century porcelain from such factories as Sèvres, Chelsea, Meissen and Derby, Chinese export-wares, especially armorial wares decorated with famille rose colours and mugs decorated with the Fitzhugh pattern, Delftware, Iznikware, maiolica and faience." (Grove Dictionary of Art).

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        SCHWEINFURT. Weite Gesamtansicht mit dem Main links.

      - Altgouachierte Aquatinta von Tanner nach A.F. Kornacher, 1845, 10,5 x 17 cm. Aus F. Menk-Dittmarsch, "Der Main von seinem Ursprung bis zur Mündung". In herrlichem Altkolorit!

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        The Nubian Slave

      Bela Marsh, Boston 1845 - 7 plates (including engraved title-page), [7]p. text (Explanation of Plates and the poems on 6 double-columned leaves. Recent quarterbinding (marbled boards backed in leather). Oblong folio (50 x 36cm.). Text double-columned. Vertical crease on all leaves (but not the recent cover) where this large item was presumably folded to fit on a shelf or in a drawer. Some foxing and marginal staining. Text and plates printed on one side. The plates are titled Freedom, For Sale, Sold, The Brand and the Scourge, The Escape, and Man Hunting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REPORT OF THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN THE YEAR 1842, AND TO OREGON AND NORTH CALIFORNIA IN THE YEARS 1843-'44. Superb Association Copy Inscribed by James Buchanan to Confederate General John B. Gordon

      Blair and Rives, Washington 1845 - Octavo (5-3/4" x 9-1/4") bound in publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on the spine, 583 pages. Illustrated with 21 (of 22) plates and 4 (of 5) maps--lacking the large folding map, as often the case, tucked into the pocket of the rear cover and with two maps defective. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front endpaper by the fifteenth President of the United States: "For John B. Gordon Esquire/with the kind regards of/James Buchanan." A very interesting copy in that Buchanan was elected in 1856 as a compromise between the two sides of the slavery question in a three-way battle with Millard Fillmore and the author of this book, John C. Fremont, the first Republican candidate for president. With the country on the verge of civil war, he was succeeded in office by Abraham Lincoln shortly before the firing on Fort Sumter. John Brown Gordon, one of Robert E. Lee's best generals, fought in the Battles of Gettysburg and of Antietam, where he refused to leave the front until he suffered his fifth wound of the battle. Gordon was a firm opponent of Reconstruction and the titular head, or Grand Dragon, of the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1873, and in 1879 became the first ex-Confederate to preside over the Senate. Light to moderate foxing with some mild staining to the plates. Spine tips worn but covers decent. But for the noted illustration defects, a nice copy with a dark, bold inscription [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        BULLARIUM - 6 TOMES EN 11 VOLUMES (TOME I P.I + I P.II + II P.I + II P.II + III P.I + III P.II + III P.III + IV E V + VI P.I + VI P.II + VI P.III)

      PRATI 1845 - R260223250: 722+564+530+(552+XXXII)+464 pages +paginé de 465 à 944+ paginé de 945 à 1654+832 pages +(1080+LXII)+(paginé de 1084 à 2026+XXXV)+(paginé de 2030 à 3150 + LII - annotations au crayon de papier tampons et étiquette (dos) de bibliothèque - texte en 2 colonnes - EX-LIBRIS TAMPON R.D. AUG. TRILHE - RELIURE VELIN - filets fleurons dorés sur le dos - pièces de titre marrons avec auteur et titre dorés sur le dos - pièces de titres noires avec filets ornementés et tomaison dorés sur le dos - plats jaspés - Quelques planches en noir et blanc sous serpente - tranches tâchetées bleues - Quelques piqures de vers - 7 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES Collection BENEDICTI XIV PONT. OPT. MAX. OPERA OMNIA IN TOMOS XVII. DISTRIBUTA - TEXTE EN LATIN - OLIM PROPSERI CARDINALIS DE LAMBERTINIS - In quo continentur constitutiones, epistolae etc. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 230-Christianisme. Théologie chrétienne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        So much of the diary of Lady Willoughby as relates to her domestic history, & to the eventful period of the reign of Charles the First

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans (pr. by C. Whittingham), 1845. 12mo (17.3 cm, 6.8"). [4], 220 pp. [with the same author's] Some further portions of the diary of Lady Willoughby which do relate to her domestic history and to the events of the latter years of the reign of King Charles the First, the Protectorate and the Restoration. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1848. 12mo. [6], 215, [1] pp.    As per the "Address to the Reader" of So Much of the Diary, etc. "the style of Printing and general appearance of this Volume have been adopted by the Publishers merely to be in accordance with the design of the Author, who in this Work personates a lady of the seventeenth Century" — with "personat[ing]" being the key word, as this is => the diary of a real 17th-century woman as imagined, both deeply and extensively, by a Victorian woman who had immersed herself in the history and memoirs of the "diarist's" period. Published anonymously, it was on its first appearance often sincerely attributed to Elizabeth Cecil Willoughby, Baroness Willoughby (1606–61), perhaps helped on by the fact that Longman had gone so far as to commission a new font from => the Chiswick Press, a recasting of Caslon Old Face, with "antique" headpieces and decorative woodcut initials, pages framed in double-ruled borders, and up-front woodcut coats of arms further employed to enhance the "journal's" verisimilitude. According to the DNB (online), the publication "fostered a minor vogue for first-person historical narratives in contemporary typefaces, notably Anne Manning's 1850 account of Mary Powell (Milton's first wife), and Thackeray's Henry Esmond (1852)."    Lady Willoughby's husband, Francis Willoughby, was a political intriguer who originally opposed the King, but later fell out with the Parliamentarians and joined the Royalists, fleeing to the Caribbean where he eventually became Governor of Barbados and established the short-lived colony of Willoughbyland (in what is now Suriname) before being restored to his estates in England. The diary entries attributed to his wife, which end shortly before Willoughby's departure for the islands, describe the major political and military events of the day against a background of her concern for her children, her love of her mother and husband, and her piety and devotion. Rathbone paid enough attention to detail to have "Lady Willoughby" offer a recipe against giddiness "given to mee by Mr. Gerard's Aunte" — the recipe being quoted in full directly from John Gerard's Herball of 1597 — but altered the course of historical events very slightly by extending the life of her daughter Diana about six years past her actual death and increasing the number of her deceased children!    So Much of the Diary, here in its 1845 second edition, was originally printed in 1844, while Some Further Portions is here in its first printing.    Binding: Contemporary => matched bindings done by Zaehnsdorf, signed on each front turn-in: brown morocco, framed and panelled in gilt and black fillets with gilt-stamped fleur-de-lis corner fleurons, turn-ins similarly designed, and board edges with gilt roll; spines with gilt-stamped titles and volume labels, blind-stamped compartment decorations, and gilt-stamped fleurs-de-lis in compartments. Top edges gilt. Back pastedown of each volume with gilt-stamped example of Zaehnsdorf's oval medieval bookbinding apprentice device, from a design by Jost Amman.    Provenance: Front fly-leaf of second volume with a woman's tantalizingly not-quite-decipherable ownership inscription: "E[something] Anne Fan[something!]s [/] Farnley 1848." Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.         NSTC 2R2740 & 2R2743; Ing, Charles Whittingham: Printer, 1795-1876, 32. Bindings as above, variously rubbed to extremities; offsetting to endpapers from turn-ins. Vol. II with ownership inscription as above. Pages lightly age-toned with occasional minor smudges or spots; front fly-leaf of vol. II (only) more notably spotted. => A handsome set of an intriguing Victorian — and feminine — perspective on the domestic side of this dramatic period in the 17th century.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        La Vicomtesse de Cambes.

      - Paris, L. de Potter, 1845. In-8, demi-maroquin olive de l'époque, dos lisses ornés d'un décor rocaille doré en long, titre et tomaison dorés au centre, 334 p. et 324 p. faux-titres et titres compris. Edition originale du troisième volet de la tétralogie romanesque que Dumas consacra aux femmes sous la Fronde. Parus séparément dans leurs premières éditions, ils seront réunis à partir de 1848 sous le titre général de "La guerre des femmes". "Peu après avoir terminé ‘le Vicomte de Bragelonne’ (1847), Dumas se rend compte qu'il n'arrive pas à vivre sans ses Mousquetaires et entreprend la rédaction de cette ‘Guerre des Femmes’ où l'ardeur à vivre et à se battre change de sexe sans changer de nature. En 1650, sous la Fronde, ces femmes ne le cèdent en rien aux porteurs de rapière pour ce qui est du panache, de la ferveur batailleuse et de l'amoureuse passion. " (Phébus, 2003). Très rare, seulement 4 ex. recensés dans le monde (WorldCat) dont un unique dans les bibliothèques françaises: celui de la BnF. (Munro, 110. Parran, 53. Reed, 186. Vicaire, III, 372-373). Quelques rousseurs et brunissures plus soutenues à certains feuillets. Dos légèrement frottés. Bon exemplaire, dans une reliure romantique de l'époque à décor rocaille. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        GRANDMAMMA EASY'S WONDERS OF A TOY - SHOP.

      London, Dean & Co., Theadneedle Street, circa 1845. Dated from imprint circa 1845, 240 x 165 mm, 9¼ x 6½ inches, cream paper wraps, illustrated and decorated black, publisher's adverts to lower cover. 7 pages only of 8 including insides of covers, LACKING IS PAGE 5, pages 2 to 7 printed one side only, pages 1 and 8 pasted as issued to insides of covers. Page 5 supplied in coloured facsimile printed on mid 19th century paper. 7 of 8 very good large bold striking illustrations, each with original partial hand colouring. The first shows the outside of the London Toy Warehouse, children looking in the window and the owner calling them in; the rest show the the inside of the shop,with a huge array of wonderful toys, books by Dean & Co, and the children having great fun. Above and below each illustration is a 4 line verse on the toys. The book which is well used has been restored long ago by a careful parent, the spine neatly rebacked with blue cloth, upper cover has tiny chips to part of fore - edge and part of upper edge, no loss of print, small tear to lower inner margins neatly repaired, margins lightly soiled, small neat repair to background of image 6 on verso, a few large tears to final page now with neat modern repairs, a little untidy looking on lower cover where the repairs are more obvious, loss of only 2 words in the adverts. A defective copy of a delightful ephemeral scarce children's book (1 page in facsimile as noted). See Osborne Volume II, page 641, (second leaf missing, 3 leaves mutilated). Two copies only located in UK both in the Opie collection, 1 of which appears to lack upper cover. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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