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        JOURNAL OF THE TEXIAN EXPEDITION AGAINST MIER; SUBSEQUENT IMPRISONMENT OF THE AUTHOR; HIS SUFFERINGS, AND FINAL ESCAPE FROM THE CASTLE OF PEROTE. WITH REFLECTIONS UPON THE PRESENT POLITICAL AND PROBABLE FUTURE RELATIONS OF TEXAS, MEXICO, AND THE UNITED STATES

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1845., 1845. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed in pencil at top of the title page, "To Col. M. M. Van Beuren with respects of the Author, by L. T. Thomas" This is a bit confusing as it isn't clear if this was written by the author , or one L. T. Thomas? Finely bound in 20th century half red morocco and cloth gold gilt, raised bands, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, top edges gold gilt, 487 pp., 13 plates, 1 folding map a ground plan of the Battle of Mier, 1 diagram. "The most important account of the tragic Texan expedition against Mier and the drawing of the Black Beans, this is also one of the most vitriolic Texas books."--John H. Jenkins. "Not only one of the most readable but also transmits the feeling of the Texans during the period of the Texas Republic."--Ray Allen Billington. "One of the most exciting accounts...a vivid and terrifying tale."--Everett D. Graff. Texana classic that relates the experiences of a small group of Texans, led by the author and Wm. S. Fisher, who raided Mexico in 1842, attacking a large Mexican force in the town of Mier. The Texans were captured and because Sam Houston had ordered them not to cross into Mexico the prisoners were considered outlaws, instead of prisoners of war, and were ordered to be executed. Later Santa Anna changed the order to kill only one in ten. The Texans were forced to draw beans from a jar, and those drawing a black bean were executed while the rest were imprisoned in Perote Prison. Gen. Green and some others escaped and the remainder were released after 1 1/2 years of suffering. Green never forgave Sam Houston. J. Frank Dobie wrote that this book "will always be one of the most vivid and vigorous personal narratives associated with Texas history." A rare and important book. Some minor foxing throughout, yet still an unusually nice, tight copy of an important book and this is an exceptional copy of an important Americana book.

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        Greece, Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical

      London, Wm. S. Orr & Co., , 1845. With upwards of Three Hundred and Fifty Engravings on Wood and Twenty-Eight on Steel, illustrative of the Scenery, Architecture, and Costume of that Country, by Copley Fielding, F. Creswick, D. Cox, Jun., Harvey, Paul Huet, Meissonier, Sargent, Daubigny, Jaques, and other Artists. Quarto. (270 × 180mm). Handsome contemporary full green morocco binding, gilt panel of double fillets to the boards enclosing elaborate foliate corner-pieces around a central cartouche formed of a repeated arabesque tool, spine gilt in compartments, a.e.g., ticket of the Folthorp, The Royal Bindery, Brighton to the front pastedown. Vignette half-title, 25 steel-engraved plates, 2 maps, numerous wood-engraved vignettes and illustrations to the text. Some foxing, quite heavy to the frontispiece and prelims., lightish elsewhere, overall very good with a little light shelf-wear. Second Edition. Nephew of the poet, Wordsworth was educated at Harrow and Trinity, Cambridge where he excelled in classics: in 1830 "he won the first chancellor's medal for classical studies and was immediately elected a fellow of Trinity and subsequently an assistant college tutor" (ODNB). He travelled extensively in Italy and Greece "and made his mark in the field of inscriptions and exploration: in 1832 he went to Paestum and to Pompeii, where he was the first to decipher the graffiti... During a prolonged visit to Greece and the Ionian Islands he made a conjecture as to the site of Dodona which was later corroborated. He was the first Englishman to be presented to King Otho. Passing over the heights of Mount Parnes in deep snow, he and his party were attacked by brigands; Wordsworth was injured in the shoulder by a stiletto, but managed to escape capture. Two books of a pictorial and descriptive kind... followed his return." Later Bishop of Lincoln and a noted Anglican theologian.

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        Buffalo Hunt, Surround [No. 9]

      London 1845 - George Catlin. A selection from the North American Indian Portfolio: London, 1845. Hand-colored lithograph. Paper size 15 ¾" x 22 ¾". Condition: Margins of paper slightly darkened, some minute areas of foxing not affecting main image. In 1827, George Catlin, an illustrator from Philadelphia, became the first artist to attempt the perilous journey up the Missouri River, and the first to create visual records of his experiences traveling among the Plains Indians of North America. Catlin embarked upon his journey in the Spring of 1832, traveling from St. Louis up the Missouri on the steamboat Yellowstone to Fort Union, at the intersection of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. It was a path that Karl Bodmer was also to follow just a year later, leading along a series of trading posts that served as a conduit for the furs and pelts brought down from the Rocky Mountains and channeled East. Catlin’s motivation was entirely unselfish and idealistic, and he labored unceasingly to persuade his contemporaries that Native American culture should be honored and preserved. The artist himself best expressed his goal in the preface to the first edition of his North American Indian Portfolio: “The history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.” Catlin’s project filled a great need. After Lewis & Clark’s celebrated expedition up the Missouri River into the Pacific Northwest, Europeans read avidly of the sights and experiences of the voyage. They traced the route followed by the explorers, using the map that accompanied the wildly popular printed volumes on the journey. But a crucial aspect was missing from the accounts of the expedition of Lewis and Clark. Without pictorial documentation, Europeans (and Americans) were unable to visualize the all-but-unbelievable journey. This lack meant that the people, landscape, and customs of the vast American frontier remained abstract ideas -- and much less vividly imaginable -- to anyone who had not personally experienced the voyage. When Catlin first issued his volume in 1844, his animated, colorful, sympathetic views of Native Americans finally filled the void of imagery. Suddenly, Europeans and Americans were able to visualize the people and customs of whom they had read so extensively, and to gain a level of respect for the Native Americans, so often feared, misunderstood or misrepresented. Catlin’s work endeavors to tell the story of the Plains Indians in a logical, graphic way that is not evident in the works of artists and publishers who followed in his footsteps, most notably Bodmer and McKenney & Hall. Catlin tells a story about the culture of the Plains Indians throughout the North American Indian Portfolio from the Indian standpoint. Catlin appealed to his readers with the thrill of the hunt and the mystery of ritual, and conveyed his respect for his subjects masterfully. The immediacy of his images is irresistible, drawing viewers into the scenes and portraits with unprecedented intimacy. When Catlin issued the North American Indian Portfolio, not even fifteen years after his expedition, his crusade to preserve America’s “Noble Savage” was failing. The Indians were beginning to give way to the expansion of the American frontier and to European disease. Because most of Catlin’s paintings and collections were destroyed by fire and neglect, his lithographs remain the principal medium by which his message was conveyed, they have come to hold even greater significance today than when they were first published.

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

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

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        HISTORIA DE LA CIUDAD Y REINO DE VALENCIA.

      - 3 vols. encuadernados juntos. Imp. Benito Monfort. Valencia. 1845. I.-511pp. II.-512pp. III.-583pp. 25 x 18 cm. Enc. holandesa piel, con roces. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Zealand Government Gazette. [Broken run of 28 issues]

      Auckland: New Zealand Government. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1845. Unbound. Sporadic foxing. Generally very good clean examples. ; A sizable broken run of 28 issues from 1845. Volume V, Nos. 1-7, 9, 10, 12, 14-23, 25-32 (3 January 1845 - 16 December 1845). Pagination: 1-44, 47-60, 63-68, 71-140 (In total, 134 pages). [NB: Although there is no Gazette numbered as Vol. V No. 24, the pagination runs continuously from No. 14 up to No. 32, so possibly none was issued as No. 24.] Unbound. Folded sheets or occasionally single leaves. Dimensions: 333 x 210mm. Government crest engraving with lion and unicorn on each gazette. Vol. V No. 1 is signed by T. M. Hocken. Impressions from relief printing process very noticeable on versos. Fairly early examples of printing in New Zealand. No. 12 includes a lengthy report from Lieut.-Col W. Hulme on the war in the Bay of Islands, together with a list of those "killed and wounded in the action near the rebel chief Heke's camp, on the 8th May, 1845." "In obedience to Your Excellency's instructions, I prepared to attack the rebel Chiefs and to destroy their property; and as Pomare was one of the proscribed Chiefs, and his pah the most exposed to an attack, the North Star and Transports got under weigh on the morning of 29th April, and proceeded to Otuhu, but light winds delayed the vessels until midnight, at which time they anchored off Pomare's pah. // At daylight, I was much surprised to see a white flag flying in Pomare's pah, but as the Proclamation only authorized loyal Natives to shew it, I could not recognize it as an emblem of peace from a supposed rebel [...]". Other contents: New Plymouth; Rates Returns on Income and Property, with lists of names and occupations; Crown Grants; Robert Fitzroy; Andrew Sinclair; Suburban Lands, County of Eden; District of Russell; Unclaimed property - "Three pairs duck trousers [. . .] Four ditto socks / One ditto stockings / One cotton handkerchief [. . .] Four and a half pairs shoes"; Government Proclamations; Notices; Land Sales; Lord Stanley; Supreme Court; Tenders; Contracts etc. etc. "Sir, I have the honor to report, for the information of His Excellency the Governor, the existence of a Rock on the North side of the Island of Waiheke." - page 107. ; ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

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        New Zealand and Its Aborigines : Being an account of the Aborigines, trade, and resources of the colony

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1845. Octavo, viii, 302 pp. (incorrectly paginated 320); some foxing, one gathering a trifle loose yet a most attractive copy in the publisher's blind blocked deep green cloth, gilt, a little rubbed. Polemic on New Zealand: Waitangi and Wakefield. A detailed and informative account of Maori life and custom from the perspective of a successful merchant settler. 'Brown, a shrewd Scot, arrived in the Bay of Islands in January 1840, and soon after, in partnership with Logan Campbell, established the successful firm of Brown and Campbell. He retired to Britain in 1855 with a small fortune' (NZNB). Hocken notes Brown's unapologetic stance on a range of issues: 'Champions the native cause. The Treaty of Waitangi is unjust. The Hobson-Shortland rule has blighted both settlers and natives. Wakefield theory is full of fallacy…'.

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        Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer oder wenig gekannter Conchylien.

      . Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1845-1851. Three parts in three (complete). 4to, [12], [8], [8] pp, 144 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates with accompanying text sheet. Uniform contemporary half calf with four raised bands and gilt titles on spines.* The German (later Chilean) conchologist Rudolf Philippi (1808-1904) initiated and edited this series, but he was not the only author. Contributions are by various specialists such as Dunker, Koch, Pfeiffer, a.o. Philippi made several other contributions to conchology, this being the largest and most important one. The fine plates have been printed by the famous "lithographische Anstalt von Th. Fischer in Cassel" and most probably all drawn by Philippi himself. The important index of shells in each volume is present. The plate numbering is erratic. All pages numbered by pencil and some text a bit foxed, or more uniformly tanned as usual. A few plates have some marginal foxing and of some 18 plates the paper is slightly darker. Spotting and tanning are frequent in copies of this series, in this set however, it is quite limited. In all a very good and attractively bound set. Caprotti, p. 210; Nissen ZBI, 3154..

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        Cruikshank At Home; a New Family Album of Endless Entertainment - with Numerous Illustrations Engraved on Wood

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1845 - Physical desc.: 319 p. ill., Subject: Fiction -- Fictional Characters -- England. Publisher's block-bordered maroon cloth. Spine elaborately gilt titled and decorated. Professionally rebacked and strengthened with new endpapers; very impressively finished. A particularly sound copy of a now uncommon title. Scans available on request. 1 Kg. 319 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Piazza della Borsa illuminata

      Trieste 1845 - Veduta notturna con la folla in ammirazione dei vari edifici illuminati. Il titolo si ripete in tedesco, a dx. Entro ricca cornice mm 260x315

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        Journal of an African Cruiser: Comprising Sketches of the Canaries, the Cape de Verds, Liberia, Madeira, Sierra Leone, and other places of interest on the West Coast of Africa

      London: Wiley and Putnam. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1845. First Edition. Hardcover. A 1 1/2" tear to cloth at head of spine (the tear runs horizontally across the top of the spine, then down along the front joint and back across the face of the spine). 3/4" split to cloth at tail of front joint. 1/8" chips to cloth at corners of boards. Spine cloth browned. Gutters intact at hinges. No signatures. Some foxing.; First English edition, first issue. [2 (blank)], vi, (v)-viii, 179 pages. Publisher's blind-stamped green cloth boards. Of the first printing of 2000 copies, 500 were sent to England where they were bound up with a new title page for the English edition [Reference: Clark A14.1.a2]. Uncommon. Yellow endpapers. Leaf dimensions: 192 x 130mm. There is a blank leaf preceding the half-title page which has not been opened (it is still joined to the half title along upper edge). There is an additional leaf (v)-vi bearing the "Preface" which comes before the first leaf of the "Contents", which is also paginated (v)-vi. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, DECLINING AN INVITATION TO A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION].

      Quincy. July 2, 1845. - 1p. plus integral blank. Old folds. Minor wear and soiling. Very good plus. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Letter written by former President John Quincy Adams, now at the advanced age of 78 and in deteriorating health, graciously declining an invitation from the City Council of Boston to attend the "celebration of the Anniversary of American Independence." With an unsteady hand, as evidenced by the shakiness in his characteristic curling script, he explains: "Your obliging invitation.has been gratefully received and would have been gladly accepted but for a feeble state of health advising retirement from scenes of public agitation, even from those most congenial to the spirit of the day, and where the flame of universal Liberty first kindled still burns with primitive intensity and with encouraging anticipation. I am with great respect, gentlemen, your friend and fellow citizen."

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        "The Purloined Letter" [In:] The Gift: A Christmas, New Year, and Birthday Present

      Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1845. First Edition. 8vo. Illustrated with eight engraved plates. Original red morocco, elaborate gilt stamping on both covers and spine, a.e.g. Foot of spine chipped, front joint with short start at foot, some foxing to plates. Overall, a fresh and bright copy. BAL 16143 . Poe's celebrated detective story first appears at pp. 41-61 of this number of The Gift, which also includes contributions by Emerson and Longfellow

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        Journal of an African Cruiser: Comprising Sketches of the Canaries, the Cape de Verds, Liberia, Madeira, Sierra Leone, and other places of interest on the West Coast of Africa

      Wiley and Putnam, London 1845 - A 1 1/2" tear to cloth at head of spine (the tear runs horizontally across the top of the spine, then down along the front joint and back across the face of the spine). 3/4" split to cloth at tail of front joint. 1/8" chips to cloth at corners of boards. Spine cloth browned. Gutters intact at hinges. No signatures. Some foxing.; First English edition, first issue. [2 (blank)], vi, (v)-viii, 179 pages. Publisher's blind-stamped green cloth boards. Of the first printing of 2000 copies, 500 were sent to England where they were bound up with a new title page for the English edition [Reference: Clark A14.1.a2]. Uncommon. Yellow endpapers. Leaf dimensions: 192 x 130mm. There is a blank leaf preceding the half-title page which has not been opened (it is still joined to the half title along upper edge). There is an additional leaf (v)-vi bearing the "Preface" which comes before the first leaf of the "Contents", which is also paginated (v)-vi. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        View of Hong Kong Island

      Chinese, circa 1845 - Tingua and his studio Chinese, c. 1845-1855 Gouche on pith paper Framed size: 17 1/4” x 21 1/2” The studio of the artist Tingqua was perhaps the most prolific source of Chinese export painting during the nineteenth century. Located at 16 China Street, Guangzhou, the school specialized in gouache and watercolor paintings influenced by Western artistic traditions. These works became known in America primarily through the American China trader Augustine Heard, who brought a substantial collection of Tingqua paintings back to the United States in ca. 1855. These are now located at the Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Tingqua was from a family of Chinese artists, each of whom were recognized for there skills in painting scenes suitable for the export market. His father, Guan Zuolin, often known by his western name, Spoilum, was the first identifiable artist of the Cantonese export school. These exquisite little views absolutely typify Tingqua’s style and technique. All four works display the Tingqua denotation of the sea by regular parallel lines, sometimes with ripples in the foreground. Moreover, his characteristic mannerism of representing trees as thick clusters of yellow-green leaves is amply demonstrated in his paintings of the Canton Waterfront with the U.S. Steamer “Spark” and Whampoa Anchorage with American, British and Danish Shipping. These watercolors also illustrate the diversity of countries trading in China, particularly in the former work, with the flags of the American, British, French and Danish nations displayed prominently along the skyline. Above all, Tingqua’s work is perhaps most recognized for its exquisite characterization of daily life and for its exceptional detail. The precision of the brushwork and concentration upon light effects is superb, and in each scene the importance of world trade with China is beautifully displayed.

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        The Poems of William Wordsworth

      London: Edward Moxon, 1845. PRESENTATION COPY - NEW EDITION. 1 volume, additional engraved title-page and frontis, inscribed by Wordsworth on the printed title-page "Margaret Roughsdge from her sincere friend Wm Wordsworth" and dated "Rydal Mount/17th de.r 1845". Bound in full contemporary full brown morocco, head of spine slightly rubbed, raised bands, gilt lettered spine, covers and spine ruled in blind, blind tooled dentelles, all edges gilt. Margaret Elizabeth was the wife of Hornby Roughsedge and, whose seat was at Fox Gyyll - close to Rydal Mount, was intimate with Wordsworth for a number of years.

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        Aus den gewerbswissenschaftlichen Ergebnissen einer Reise in Frankreich - Denkschrift über einen im Auftrage der königlich württembergischen Regierung im Auslande gemachten Ankauf von Musterwaaren, welche württembergischen Gewerbsleuten als Vorbilder dienjen sollen, sowie über die Mittel zu Erreichung des damit beabsichtigten Zwecks und zu Hebung des vaterländischen Gewerbsfleißes überhaupt, namentlich durch entsprechende Einrichtung des gewerbswissenschaftlichen Unterrichts und durch Aufhebung des Zunftwesens.

      Stuttgart-Tübingen, J.G.Cotta'scher Verlag, 1845. - 8° (22x15), XXI, 592 S., mit einigen Textholzschnitten, Hldr d.Zt.mit goldRPräg, gering bestossen, teils etwas stockfleckig, fest sauber und gepflegt, Moriz Mohl (1802-1888) deutscher Nationalökonom und Wirtschaftspolitiker, 1841 ernannt zum Obersteuerrat in Stuttgart.-- Er bereiste fünf Jahre lang Frankreich, um die dortigen staatswirtschaftlichen Verhältnisse zu studieren und die verschiedensten Gewerbeerzeugnisse einzukaufen, die den Grundstock für das Musterlager des ehemaligen Landesgewerbemuseums in Stuttgart bildeten. Seine Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse legt er in vorliegendem Werk vor und fordert darin drei Punkte zur Belebung des württembergischen Gewerbelebens: die Einführung der gewerblichen Bildung, die Aufhebung des Zunftwesens und genügenden Zollschutz (in Wort und Schrift war er der tätigste Vorkämpfer der Schutzzollpartei).-- Zieht insbesondere Folgerungen für Geißlingen (Steige), Göppingen und [Schwäbisch] Gmünd und Ulm.- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BANOS DE VAPOR DE DISTINTAS CLASES PERFECCIONADOS

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1845. Media piel. 142Pag+2h+1 desplegable. 18X12. Rarissima edicion de banos de vapor tratando desde la descripcion de los banos, chorros de vapor, banos de estetica o banos de curacion. Dificil en comercio. Ref 8.3 Biblioteca A.

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        Der Todtentanz oder Triumph des Todes mit 48 getreu nach den Original-Holzschnitten in Kupfer gestochenen Blättern von Chr. Mechel. Mit Text begleitet von C. Weiss.

      Uttweil am Bodensee, Conrad Uhler, [1845] - 8°. VIII, mit 48 getönt. Holzst.-Tafeln, OLwd. d. Zt. mit Deckeltitel, gold- u. blindgepr. , Deckel etwas fleckig, Rücken sauber verstärkt, innen durchgehend fingerfleckig Nicht in Pfister/Oppermann u. Massmann.- Seltene Ausgabe mit 48 Wiedergaben (inkl. Titel) nach den Radierungen von Christian de Mechel aus "Le Triomphe de la mort" Basel 1780. Die letzten beiden Blätter zeigen die zwei Seiten einer Dolchscheide mit dem Totentanz-Motiven in der Art eines Resumées. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A treatise on algebra. I. Arithmetical algebra. II. On symbolical algebra, and its applications to the geometry of position

      Cambridge and London: J. and J. J. Deighton and G. F. and J. Rivington, and Whittaker & Co, 1845. Second Edition. Half calf. Very good. Two vols., 8vo (220 × 140 mm), pp. xvi, 399, [1, blank]; x, 455, [1, blank]; occasional ink annotations to margins not affecting text; bookplate of Alwyn Compton to front pastedowns of both volumes; sprinkled edges; very good in half calf over marbled boards, lightly rubbed. Second, completely revised, edition of Peacock's treatise on algebra.One of the founder members of the Analytical Society in 1815 (along with Woodhouse, Babbage and John Herschel), George Peacock's early work was an important contribution to the acceptance and use of the Leibnizian notation for differential calculus at Cambridge, best summed up in his Collection of examples of the application of the differential and integral calculus published in 1820. He became Lowndean professor of astronomy and geometry in 1836 in succession to William Lax, having earlier helped to establish the university observatory, his rival for the post being William Whewell; and in 1839 he was made Dean of Ely, not far from Cambridge.In 1830 he wrote a Treatise on algebra, which was followed in 1833 by a Report on the recent progress and present state of certain branches of analysis. Peacock was not a prolific writer, but in preparing a second edition of the 1830 Treatise he so completely re-wrote it, that despite its retaining the same title, it is a substantially new work. 'The work, the first volume of which is now offered to the public, was designed in the first instance to be a second edition of a Treatise on Algebra, published in 1830. I have found it necessary, in carrying out the principles developed in that work, to present the subject in so novel a form, that I could not with propriety consider it in any other light than as an entirely new treatise.' (Peacock, 1842, p. iii)'Galois's work on equations solvable by algebraic processes closed a chapter of algebra and, though he introduced ideas such as group and domain of rationality (field) that would bear fruit, the fuller exploitation of these ideas had to await other developments. The next major algebraic creation, initiated by William R. Hamilton, opened up totally new domains while shattering age-old convictions as to how "numbers" must behave …'By 1800 the mathematicians were using freely the various types of real numbers and even complex numbers, but the precise definitions of these various types of numbers were not available nor was there any logical justification of the operations with them … It seemed as though the algebra of literal expression possessed a logic of its own, which accounted for its effectiveness and correctness. Hence in the1830s the mathematicians tackled the problem of justifying the operations with literal or symbolic expressions.'This problem was first considered by George Peacock … To justify the operations with literal expressions that could stand for negative, irrational, and complex numbers he made the distinction between arithmetical algebra and symbolical algebra. The former dealt with symbols representing the positive integers and so was on solid ground. Here only operations leading to positive integers were permissible. Symbolical algebra adopts the rules of arithmetical algebra but removes the restrictions to positive integers …'[In] the second edition of his Treatise on Algebra [Peacock] … introduces a formal science of algebra. In this Treatise Peacock states that algebra like geometry is a deductive science. The processes of algebra have to be based on a compete statement of the body of laws that dictate the operations used in the processes. The symbols for the operations have, at least for the deductive sciences of algebra, no sense other than those given to them by the laws. Thus addition means no more than any process that obeys the laws of addition in algebra … Throughout most of the nineteenth century the view of algebra affirmed by Peacock was accepted.' (Kline, pp. 772-774).

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        New Zealand Government Gazette. [Broken run of 28 issues]

      New Zealand Government, Auckland 1845 - Sporadic foxing. Generally very good clean examples. ; A sizable broken run of 28 issues from 1845. Volume V, Nos. 1-7, 9, 10, 12, 14-23, 25-32 (3 January 1845 - 16 December 1845). Pagination: 1-44, 47-60, 63-68, 71-140 (In total, 134 pages). [NB: Although there is no Gazette numbered as Vol. V No. 24, the pagination runs continuously from No. 14 up to No. 32, so possibly none was issued as No. 24.] Unbound. Folded sheets or occasionally single leaves. Dimensions: 333 x 210mm. Government crest engraving with lion and unicorn on each gazette. Vol. V No. 1 is signed by T. M. Hocken. Impressions from relief printing process very noticeable on versos. Fairly early examples of printing in New Zealand. No. 12 includes a lengthy report from Lieut.-Col W. Hulme on the war in the Bay of Islands, together with a list of those "killed and wounded in the action near the rebel chief Heke's camp, on the 8th May, 1845." "In obedience to Your Excellency's instructions, I prepared to attack the rebel Chiefs and to destroy their property; and as Pomare was one of the proscribed Chiefs, and his pah the most exposed to an attack, the North Star and Transports got under weigh on the morning of 29th April, and proceeded to Otuhu, but light winds delayed the vessels until midnight, at which time they anchored off Pomare's pah. // At daylight, I was much surprised to see a white flag flying in Pomare's pah, but as the Proclamation only authorized loyal Natives to shew it, I could not recognize it as an emblem of peace from a supposed rebel [.]". Other contents: New Plymouth; Rates Returns on Income and Property, with lists of names and occupations; Crown Grants; Robert Fitzroy; Andrew Sinclair; Suburban Lands, County of Eden; District of Russell; Unclaimed property - "Three pairs duck trousers [. . .] Four ditto socks / One ditto stockings / One cotton handkerchief [. . .] Four and a half pairs shoes"; Government Proclamations; Notices; Land Sales; Lord Stanley; Supreme Court; Tenders; Contracts etc. etc. "Sir, I have the honor to report, for the information of His Excellency the Governor, the existence of a Rock on the North side of the Island of Waiheke." - page 107. ; ; Folio 13" - 23" tall

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

      London, 1845. Full Morocco. Cloth Slipcase.. Fine. 4to. 27 by 20 cm. The Chronicles of the Bastille, Louis Alexis Chamerovzow, first appeared in 1845 and featured Cruikshank's drawings. The twelve 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.

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        FRANCE, DICTIONNAIRE ENCYCLOPEDIQUE, 15 TOMES (COMPLET) / FRANCE, ANNALES HISTORIQUES, 2 TOMES (COMPLET)

      Firmin Didot Frères, Paris 1845 - RO40140561: 17 tomes de 550 à 750 pages chacun. 3 tomes (Planches) du Dictionnaire encyclopédique sont illustrés de très nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc sur planches hors texte. Annales illustrées de nombreuses cartes historiques en noir et blanc colorées en fin d'ouvrages. Reliure demi-basane violette. Titre, tomaison, bandeaux et filets dorés sur les dos. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Quelques plats frottés. 'L'Univers, Histoire et description de tous les peuples'. Annales, de Abaillard ou Abélard (tome I, A-Az) à Zuyderzée (tome XII, Rep-Z). Planches du Dictionnaire encyclopédique représentant les édifices les plus remarquables de toutes les époques, et un choix de monuments relatifs aux moeurs et coutumes français. D'après les documents les plus authentiques, réunis et gravés par M. Lemaître. Annales, de la Gaule indépendante (1600 - 58 av. J.-C.) à la France constitutionnelle (1830). In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944-Histoire de France varia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poets and Poetry of Europe

      Carey & Hart, Philadelphia 1845 - Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1845. First printing, with imprint of Metcalf & Company on the copyright page [BAL 12078]. 779 pp, 9.5" x 6". Original gilt decorated cloth. Binding is in Good condition only, with fading, soiling and rubbing, especially to spine, and joints starting. Contents are Very Good, with minimal foxing and stains, some age toning. Extraordinarily scarce true first printing of Longefellow's hefty opus spanning several centuries of European poetry, with introductions and biographical notices by Longfellow, as well as a number of his original translations of foreign poems. Quite scarce. L-43n [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DICTIONNAIRE GEOGRAPHIQUE, HISTORIQUE, INDUSTRIEL ET COMMERCIAL DE TOUTES LES COMMUNES DE LA FRANCE, VOLUMES 1 & 2

      Librairie de Firmin Didot et Cie 1845 - RO40204914: 796 pages pour le tome I et 783 pages pour le tome II. Tome III manquant. Gravures en noir et blanc en pages de titre. Illustrés de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc (et en couleur) dans le texte (lettrines ornées) et sur planches hors texte. Titre, tomaison, roulettes et filets dorés sur le dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque en pages de titre. 2 manques en surface (papier à la cuve) du 2e plat du tome 1. Bords des plats légèrement frottés. Et de pus de 20.000 hameaux en dépendant. Illustré de 100 gravures, de costules coloriés, plans et armes des villes, etc. De A et Aa à Ezy (tome I) et de Fa à Myon (tome II). In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 908-Régionalisme varia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Medical topography of Brazil and Uruguay: with incidental remarks.

      Lindsay and Blakiston, Philadelphia 1845 - First edition, 8vo, pp. 296; 4 lithographed plates, each with explanatory leaf ( not counted in pagination); original brown cloth with light wear to extremities and the covers a little scuffed, foxing throughout text, heaviest in the margins. Borba de Moraes, Bibliographis Brasiliana, p. 348, calls for an errata leaf at the end of the text that is not present here. Horner (1804-1892) was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy. In this work, based upon private and public journals kept during two cruises, Horner comments on such topics as sanitary and environmental conditions on ship, means of preventing illnesses in a crowd, influences of climate on disease, the physical characteristics of the native peoples he encountered, diseases prominent in Brazil and Uruguay, local methods of medical treatment, sanitary conditions of the countries, and cost of health care. He also comments on the quality of the local medical schools, hospitals, and pharmacies, as well as the use of local flora in botanic medicine. Sabin 33035; Smith, American Travelers Abroad, H130; Cordasco 40- 0671. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de Tous Les Peupl es et des Revolutions du Monde.

      Paris. Eugene Penaud et Compie. n.d. c. 1845. - Illustrated with 74 full page, tissue-guarded plates of which 64 are magnificently hand-coloured. Complete as issued. 4 Volumes. 8vo. 6" x 9.5". Bound in half gilt titled calfskin and marbled paper covered boards. Raised bands. Collation of set : Vol. 1 - Spain, Portugal,Belgium and Holland ; Vol. 2 - China,Japan,Persia,Arabia,Turkey,India,Egypt, Algiers, Tunisia, Tripoli : Vol. 3 - Russia, Poland, Sweeden, Denmark ; Vol. 4 - England. Three of the four volumes ( 1, 2 and 3) have been very apparently exposed to moisture resulting in warping to boards as well as soiling and wrinkling to paper. Due to tissue guards, most plates present damage only to margins and verso's of images, although in several instances, light to moderate impairment has extended into the extremity of the illustration. Nevertheless, the plates have retained their crisp vibrancy, seeming to leap off the page. Proper framing and matting would conceal said damage in most cases. Volume 4 (England) is unaffected by moisture and is extremely crisp and bright. All in all, a most serviceable gathering of exquisite mid-19th century hand-coloured art. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gezigten uit Neerlands Indie, naar de natuur geteekend en beschreven.

      Asd., Frans Buffa, n.d. [1843-1845]. - Folio. (VIII)+87 text pp. incl. woodengraved view on title by P. Lauters after W. Brown + 50 full-page lithographed plates (incl. views of Java, Timor, the Moluccas, Celebes, Borneo and Sumatra) by P. Lauters after Van de Velde. Hardcover. Contemp. 3/4 dark green morocco with marbled boards, spine gilt. VG/--. (Spine ends & corners sl. rubbed; some light foxing/browning to few text leaves (incl. titles), few plates very lightly spotted, mainly in margins, few other plates sl. browned on blank backsides, most plates are clean and bright). * Tiele 1136, Bastin-Brommer 360, Haks & Maris, Lexicon, p. 273. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vermischte Schriften botanischen Inhalts.

      - Tübingen, L.F. Fues, 1845. 4to (262 x 215mm). pp. viii, 442, with 13 (5 partly coloured) lithographed plates drawn by the author. Contemporary marbled boards. First edition. Hugo von Mohl (1805-1872) was one of the most prominent German botanists of the 19th century known for his oustanding research on plant physiology and plant anatomy. The present rare work consists of 31 papers originally published elsewhere, sometimes revised and augmented. "In 1832 he was appointed professor of physiology at Bern and in 1835 professor of botany at Tüblingen, a chair he occupied until his death. Molh's scientific work deals with extremely diverse areas of botany. Among them he devoted himself to the technical problems of the microscope that he was able to construct. After a century Mohl remains famous for his works on the microscopic anatomy of plants and for his contributions to knowledge of the plant cell" (DSB). In recent years von Mohl's theory has received remarkable confirmation from the results of X-ray studies on cell walls. Stamp on title.Stafleu & Cowan 6187. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      Philadelphia: G. B. Zieber and Company, 1845. - 12mo., (7 3/8 x 4 ½ inches). Near-contemporary half green crushed morocco, green cloth, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt lettering in two and fleur-de-lis in four, top edge gilt (hinge starting, the spine faded to brown). First edition. "This was the first book to appear on the Mier Expedition; it is still one of the best" (Jenkins). Stapp was one of the soldiers involved in the ill-fated Mier expedition, and gives a gripping first-hand account in this volume. "In the spring of 1842 he enrolled as a private in Capt. Alexander Stevenson's company of Missouri Invincibles for a planned invasion of Mexico, and later that year he joined Capt. Isaac N. Mitchell's company under Alexander Somervell. When Mitchell and twenty-four of his men left the army in December, Stapp joined the company of Capt. Charles K. Reese. He participated in the Mier expedition and was imprisoned at Perote. He was released on May 16, 1844, at the instigation of his uncle, Gen. Milton Stapp of Madison, Indiana. He remained for a time in Mexico recovering his health and enjoying his leisure and the pleasures of Mexico City. Before returning to the United States, Stapp paid a farewell visit to his comrades still in prison on July 5 and then, on July 12, 1844, sailed from Veracruz on the Woodbury, bound for New Orleans. "Immediately after his return Stapp began writing a book, The Prisoners of Perote; A Firsthand Account of the Mier Expedition, which was published in 1845 by G. B. Zieber and Company in Philadelphia. Probably this book did not have a wide circulation, for few copies have survived. In 1887-88 the La Grange Journal reprinted Stapp's story in its columns. In 1933 the Journal republished the book in a facsimile edition taken from its files. The book harshly denounces Antonio López de Santa Anna. Although Joe B. Frantz observed that the book was neither 'fair' nor 'dispassionate,' Wayne Gardqv found its denunciations only 'understandable expressions of outrage.' Stapp was well educated; the book abounds in classical references as well as literary and musical allusions" (Thomas W. Cutrer for Texas State Historical Association online). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Recueil sur la liberté de l'enseignement].

      Paris, 1828-1845, - 6 pièces en deux vol. in-8. demi-basane brique, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Dos uniformément insolés, mais bon exemplaire. La Restauration et surtoiut la Monarchie de Juillet furent le moment d'un intense combat des catholiques pour récupérer la liberté d'enseignement à tous les dégrés, qui avait été confisquée par le monopole universitaire institué par Napoléon. La liberté de l'enseignement primaire accordée, ce fut ensuite sur le terrain du secondaire et de l'Université que se portèrent les efforts : I. LALANNE (Jean-Philippe-Auguste) : Discours sur la liberté de l'enseignement, défendue contre la raison d'Etat et contre les prétentions défavorables au clergé. Paris, Debécourt, 1839, VII-97 pp., un f. n. ch. d'erratum. - II. DELOR (Hippolyte) : Un mot aux familles. Paris, Debécourt, 1839, [4]-235 pp. - III. DELOR : Discussion du rapport de M. Thiers sur la question de l'enseignement, suivie de deux discours sur la même question. Paris, Waille, Limoges, Barbou frères, 1845, 122 pp. - IV. Les Ordonnances du 16 juin 1828 considérées dans leurs rapports avec la Charte et l'ordre légal. Paris, Edouard Bricon, Rusand, 1828, 46 pp. - V. JAQUEMET (Jules) : De la Liberté d'enseignement du monopole universitaire. Paris, Mansut fils, 1840, 148 pp. - VI. Le Monopole universitaire dévoilé à la France libérale et à la France catholique ; les doctrines, les institutions de l'Eglise et le sacerdoce enfin justifiés devant l'opinion du pays. Par une société d'ecclésiastiques, sous la présidence de l'abbé Rohrbacher. Paris, Myot, Nancy, Grimblot, Raybois, 1840, [4]-197 pp.

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        History of the Consulate and the Empire of France Under Napoleon (20 Vols. in 10)

      Henry Colburn w Chapman & Hall and Willis and Sotheran, London 1845 - 20 Volumes bound into 10. A clean, crisp set, the only marking an owner name and date (1870) penned to first blank in first 3 volumes. The set is uniformly bound in full polished calf leather with gilt double rules along boards, gilt decoration to board edges. Spine gilt decorated and titled in gilt on tan and maroon leather labels, 5 raised spine hubs. Marbled endpapers; all page edges in matching marble design. Most volumes internally Fine in Very Good to Near Fine bindings. Volumes I -VI each contain an engraved frontispiece. Vol. XI/XII and Vol. XIII/XIV have damage to covers: spines slightly darkened, one board on each heavily stained, rear board of Vol. XI/XII totally detached but present, front board cracked along hinge. There is also cracking to Vol. XII/XIV hinges and the last leaves of that volume have light marginal damp stain. Some trauma occurred to these two books that did not affect their brethren. Other cover have light rubbing and a few scuffs, minor chipping to spine extremities but are otherwise very good or better. The first 12 volumes of this set published between 1845 and 1856 by Henry Colburn, also sold by Chapman and Hall. The last 8 volumes published between 1856 and 1862 by Willis and Sotheran, London. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisen in den Savoyer Alpen

      . und in anderen Theilen der Penninen Kette, nebst Beobachtungen von G. Leonhard. Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1845. XII, 386p., 7 lithographed plates (of which one hand-coloured) and 2 folded lithographed maps depicting the Chamonix Alps. Early 20th century cloth with mounted title and backstrip of original printed boards and spine.* The only German edition of the English original of 1843. Important because of his observations on alpine glaciers next to Agassiz, Charpentier etc. A vague library stamp on the titlepage..

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        An Elementray Course on Mathematics for the Use at the Royal Military Academy

      Published By the Authority of the Master Simpkin, Marshall and Co. General and the Board of Ordanance, London 1845 - Two volumes: Exquisite binding. Vol.1. 1845. Arithmetic & Algebra; Vol.2. 1847: Geometry. In the original marbled green brown boards. New quarter calf spine with 5 raised gilt bands and titles. Pages are clean & tight. Volume 1 consists of mathematical & algebraic formulas. Volume 2 consists of geometric formulas. There are 12 plates, some folding at the rear of the book. These consist of planes, projections, etc. The last plate is a magnificent isometric projection of a powder magazine done to scale. Volume 1 - 598 pages; volume 2 - 138 pages + plates. The author was the inventor of the Whetstone Bridge, a method of comparing the resistances of wires of different thicknesses. Source - Wikipedia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MEMORIE DELLA VITA E DELLE PEREGRINAZIONI. Con documenti storici sulle sue missioni politiche come agente degli Stati Uniti d'America, e del Re Stanislao di Polonia. Lugano, Tipografia della Svizzera Italiana, 1845-1846.

      - Prima edizione, postuma. Opera in due volumi raccolti in unico tomo. A cura di G.Capponi. Cm.19,6x11,8. Pg.(4), 548; 352. Legatura in mz.tela, con titoli e fregi in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Pubblicazione di notevole rarità. Filippo Mazzei (Poggio a Caiano, 1730-1816) cominciò a studiare chirurgia all'ospedale fiorentino di Santa Maria Nuova, ed esercitò la professione in Medio Oriente e a Londra, ove conobbe Benjamin Franklin e Thomas Adam che lo convinsero a trasferirsi in America nel 1773. Qui, dopo aver avviato un'attività agricola, divenne agitatore politico, influenzando anche il Jefferson, di cui fu amico personale, per poi passare in Polonia per prestare i suoi servigi al re Stanislao. La sua figura storica è riemersa negli ultimi decenni a seguito dell’infittirsi degli studi accademici in occasione del bicentenario della rivoluzione americana, fino ad essere onorato nel 1980 in occasione del 250º anniversario della sua nascita, con una emissione filatelica congiunta speciale delle poste italiane e statunitensi. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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, for the Senate of the United States, 1845. - 8vo., (8 6/8 x 5 4/8 inches). One large lithographic folding map ". of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon & North California in the years 1843-1844" by Charles Preuss with waterways hand-colored in blue loosely inserted at end (pocket for map on inside back cover torn one or two small holes at folds, lightly browned, but NEAR FINE), four lithographic maps, including two folding, and 22 plates (some occasionally heavy spotting and browning). Original brown cloth (extremities a bit scuffed). Provenance: Contemporary presentation inscription on the front free endpaper to: "Fred D. Sewall from his friend & brother XY George A. Fairfield". "ONE OF THE MONUMENTAL WORKS OF WESTERN EXPLORATION" (Kurutz) First edition, Senate issue, with the astronomical and meteorological observations omitted from the House issue and subsequent editions. Fremont's report, written with the help of his wife Jessie Benton, and map "changed the entire picture of the West [and] represented as important a step forward from the earlier western maps of the period as did those of Pike, Long, and Lewis and Clark in their day. [Fremont's map] represented trustworthy direct observation, a new, welcome, and long overdue development in the myth-encrusted cartography of the West. To Fremont and his magnificent map of his Second Expedition all praise. An altogether memorable document in the cartographic history of the West, and for it alone Fremont would deserve to be remembered in history. This map marked not only the end but the beginning of an era" (Wheat). In 1842 Fremont was commissioned to head "a 25-man, four-month expedition to survey and map the region of the emerging Oregon Trail through South Pass on the Continental Divide. A Report of an Exploration . . . between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains . . . (1843), the lively, factually detailed government report that Frémont and his wife produced after the journey caught the public imagination: images of Frémont's guide, the then little-known Christopher "Kit" Carson, riding bareback across the prairie, and Frémont himself, raising a flag on a Rocky Mountain peak, entered the national mythology. "In 1843 Frémont set out on a far more ambitious journey to the Oregon region. Disregarding government orders to return by the same route, he went south to Nevada and, in a dangerous midwinter journey, over the snow-covered Sierra Nevada into Mexican-held California. By the time the expedition returned east across the southern rim of what Frémont defined as the Great Basin, they had completed a bold fourteen-month circuit of the West, traveling 6,475 miles by their own calculations. The Frémonts' account of the journey, A Report of the Exploring Expedition to Oregon and California . . . (1845), enthralled the nation. Skillfully combining adventure, scientific data, and detailed practical information for emigrants, supplemented by a valuable map prepared by expedition cartographer Charles Preuss, it was "monumental in its breadth--a classic of exploring literature" (William H. Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire [1966], p. 248). Powerful propaganda, it stirred Americans to head west, guided, as pioneer Sarah Royce stated, "only by the light of Frémont's Travels" (Pamela Herr for ANB online). Cohen Mapping the West pp.130-133; Field 565; Graff 1436; Howes F-370; Sabin 25845; Streeter sale VI:3131; Wagner-Camp-Becker 115. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North Carolina in the Years 1843-'44 by Brevet Capt. J. C. Fremont. (First Edition with the Large Folding Map)

      Gales and Seaton 1845 - Well worn but complete copy. Gilt lettering to spine bright; spine loosened; rear board detached. Large map at rear VG+ w/retaining ribbon. Plates, maps all VG+. Ink inscription "May 1892" on front EP; penciled notes rear fly. [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

      Washington: Blair and Rives 1845 - 8vo., vertically-ribbed dark brown cloth stamped in blind; a superior copy of a seminal western Americana publication, rebacked, with gilt spine lettering faded, ownership signature, and scattered foxing. First edition, House version, with twenty-two lithographed plates and five lithographed maps (three hand-colored and folding), including a stunning, hand-colored, folding map by Charles Preuss (measuring 30 1/2 x 51 1/4 inches, neatline, on two joined sheets, 32 1/2 x 55 inches), archivally reinforced on verso. Howes F-370; Sabin 25845; Wheat, 2: #497. The "magnificant" Preuss map, which Wheat deemed a "memorable document in the cartographic history of the West," is enclosed in a separate cloth chemise, which is housed with Frémont's "Report" in a slipcase and additionally preserved in a custom made folding box [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North Carolina in the Years 1843-'44 by Brevet Capt. J. C. Fremont. (First Edition with the Large Folding Map)

      Gales and Seaton, Washington 1845 - FIRST EDITION, first printing, with the large folding map in rear pocket. This report ordered by the United States Senate, of which 10, 000 copies were printed (first edition, first printing). Full title reads: "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North Carolina in the Years 1843-'44 by Brevet Capt. J. C. Fremont, of the Topographical Engineers, Under the Orders of Col. J. J. Abert, Chief of the Topographical Bureau. Printed by Order of the Senate of the United States." Large thick 8vo. Full dark brown cloth stamped decorated with gold stamped lettering on the spine. 693pp plus 22 plates and 5 maps, 2 folding, plus one in rear pocket. Includes the large folding Preuss map entitled "Map of. Oregon & Northern California in the Years 1843-44", complete, but torn at some of the folds. 54" x 32 5/8". Extremities worn and corners bumped. The embossed covers and spine have been professionally relaid. Generaly light sporadic foxing as is usual with this title. A tight and good book. This copy of the book has the large folding map but with old yellowed tape in the folds of the map with several tears to same. Photos of available upon request. The Fremont Report was most widely read than any other account of the West before the California gold rush. John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States, and the first presidential candidate of a major party to run on a platform in opposition to slavery. During the 1840s, that era's penny press accorded Frémont the epithet The Pathfinder, which remains in use, sometimes as "The Great Pathfinder". Frémont collected a number of plants on his expeditions, including the first recorded discovery of the Single-leaf Pinyon by a European American. The standard botanical author abbreviation Frém. is applied to plants he described. The California Flannelbush, Fremontodendron californicum, is named for him. Many places are named for Frémont. Four U.S. states named counties in his honor: Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, and Wyoming. Several states also named cities after him, such as California, Michigan, Nebraska, and New Hampshire. Likewise, Fremont Peak in the Wind River Mountains and Fremont Peak in Monterey County, California are also named for the explorer. The Fremont River, a tributary of the Colorado River in southern Utah, was named after Frémont, and in turn, the prehistoric Fremont culture was named after the river—the first archaeological sites of this culture were discovered near its course. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des Samanides par MIRKHOND. Texte persan, traduit et accompagné de notes critiques, historiques et géographiques

      Paris Imprimerie Royale 1845 - Texte persan, traduit et accompagné de notes critiques, historiques et géographiques par M. Défremery membre du Conseil de la Société Asiatique. Paris Imprimerie Royale M DCCC XLV (1845). Dédicace de l’auteur à M. Reinaud, successeur de M. Silvestre de Sacy à la Chaire de d’arabe de l’Ecole des Langues Orientales Vivantes et conservateur adjoint des Manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Royale. In-8° de 2 & IX pp d’introduction & 111pp. (texte persan) ; 183 pp. (en français). Demi basane, à coins marron, tranche doré, plats et coins dorés, pièce de titre doré sur demi marocain rouge, 2 fleurons, plat frotté, coiffe émoussé [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        España Geográfica, histórica, estadística y pintoresca. Descripción de los pueblos más notables del reino é islas adyacentes; su situación, historia, costumbres, industria, comercio, población, productos, contribuciones, consumos,. establecimientos públicos, monumentos, puertos, caminos, puentes, ríos, canales, montañas, etc. .; un apéndice de nuestras posesiones de Ultramar, un índice por orden alfabético de todos los pueblos y el mapa general de España, por Pedro Martín de López.

      Madrid, Mellado, Editor. Gabinete Literario, 1845 - -17 x 23,5 cm.- , 40 + 946 págs. + 1 h. + 12 láminas + un mapa desplegable coloreado a mano y numerosos grabados en madera en el texto. Enc. edit. en holandesa, lomo de piel. (Muy buen ejemplar, con papel muy limpio) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire et costumes des ordres religieux, civils et militaires.

      A la librairie artistique 1845 - - A la librairie artistique, Bruxelles 1845, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. Grd. in 8 (17,5x26cm), (2) IV 299pp. (4) et 220 68p. (2), relié. - Mention de seconde édition (nous n'avons cependant trouvé aucune édition antérieure, il est possible qu'elle soit parue en un volume la même année), considérablement augmentée. L'illustration comprend un portrait en frontispice appliqué sur chine, et 116 planches de costumes en couleurs (peintes à la main et gommées). Demi chagrin lie de vin à coins. Dos à faux nerfs orné de caissons. Filets sur les plats. Dos éclaircis uniformément. Coins émoussés. Frottements. Pâles rousseurs sur les serpentes du premier volume, et parfois dans les marges autour des serpentes, dans l'ensemble exemplaire bien frais. Belle publication recensant plus de 80 ordres religieux et civils. Pagination particulière pour les ordres religieux militaires. Illustration précieuse et fort diverse. (2) IV 299pp. (4) et 220 68p. (2) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reisen in den Savoyer Alpen und in anderen Theilen der Penninen-Kette nebst Beobachtungen über die Gletscher. Bearbeitet von Gustav Leonhard.

      Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart?sche, 1845 - Gr.8°, XII, 386 S., 1 Bl., 9 lithogr. Taf. (davon 1 farbig u. 2 Falttaf.), zahlr. Textabb. in Holzschnitt, (Neuere) Priv.-HLwd., Bibliotheksbd.: 2 Stempel a. Titelbl. verso (Durchschlag der Tinte recto), jeweils 2 Stempel a. dem ersten Textbl. u. zwei inneren Bl. (Durchschlag der Tinte verso), 6 Taf. am Steg gestempelt, die Blattränder (des breitrandigen Exemplares) tlw. gebräunt u. knittrig, vereinzelte Stockfleckchen; insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Dt. EA. Pionierwerk der Glaziologie. James David Forbes (1809-1868), englischer Naturforscher und Alpinist, unternahm zahlreiche Reisen in den Schweizer Alpen und nach Norwegen, um die physikalisch-geographischen Erscheinungen der Gletscher zu untersuchen. Betrachtungen und Beschreibungen der «Eismeere», zugleich Reisebericht und geologische Beschreibung von Chamouni, Mont Blanc, Courmayeur, Miage, La Brenva, Col du Géant, Col Ferret, Col de Balme, Col des Fenêtres, Zermatt, Mont Cervin (Matterhorn), Monte Rosa. Die lithographierten Tafeln zeigen verschiedene Gletscherphänomene. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Encyclopédie Roret Nouveau Manuel Complet Du Sommelier

      Roret, Paris 1845 - 245 pp + Trois planches formant un seul dépliant + 1 catalogue des publications Roret [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Relation des Voyages faits par les Arabes et les Persans dans d'Inde et à la Chine dans le IXe siècle de l'ère Chrétienne. Texte Arabe Imprimé en 1811. Par les soins de Feu Langlès. Publié avec des corrections et additions et accompagné d'une traduction française et d'éclaircissements par M. Reinaud. Tome I. Introduction et traduction. [Tome II] Notes de la traduction et texte arabe.

      Paris, A L'Imprimerie Royale, 1845 - 2 vol. in-16° [155 x 105 mm] ; (3)-CLXXX-154 pp./105 pp.-202 pp. [texte en arabe], demi-chagrin bleu, dos à nerfs, filets or, titre or, tête or, non rogné, couvertures et dos impr. éditeur cons., rel. moderne, bel exemplaire bien complet. ÉDITION ORIGINALE BIEN COMPLÈTE DE SES DEUX TOMES. FIRST EDITION COMPLET. VERY GOOD COPY. SCARCE. N. B. : Le texte en arabe fut imprimé en 1811 par les soins de l'orientaliste Louis-Matthieu Langlès. Il est publié ici pour la première fois avec des corrections et des additions et est accompagné d'une traduction française et d'éclaircissements par J-T Reinaud [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notice sur les peintures de l'Èglise Saint-Savin

      - Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1845. Deux volumes 58 x 39 cms : un volume de texte, 119 pages + un volume de 1 + 42 planches couleur, dont 2 de Viollet-le-Duc. Demi-reliure à coins, impression sur papier fort. Rousseurs sur le volume de notices, parfois nombreuses, mais n'empêchant pas la lecture. Rousseurs bien plus éparses sur le volume de gravures, et situées principalement en marge. Magnifique ex-libris. Très bel ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammlung der politischen Gesetze und Verordnungen für das Herzogtum Krain und den Villacher Kreis Kärntens im Königreich Illyrien. [Dabei:] Gebhard, J. u. C. Pavich. Hauptrepertorium zur Provinzial-Gesetzsammlung von Illyrien von der Jahren 1819 bis einschließig [!] 1835. Laibach, Blasnik, 1840. [Dabei:] Ergänzungs-Sammlung [.] Bde. I, II, IV. Laibach 1836, 1844 u. 1846.

      Laibach, Eger, 1819-1845. - 23 (statt 31) Bde. sowie Ergänzungsbände und Register, zus. 27 Bde. Uniforme Pappbände der Zeit mit roten Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Umfangreiche Reihe der Gesetzessammlung; die ersten 10 Jahrgänge geschlossen vorliegend. Danach fehlen die Bände XI, XV-XVI, XXIV sowie XXVIII-XXXI (1846-1849). Ab dem 7. Band (1828) unter dem Titel "Sammlung [.] für das Laibacher Gouvernement-Gebieth im Königreiche Illyrien" erschienen. - Teil leicht stockfleckig, alle Bände mit Bibliotheksetiketten und -stempel. Stubenrauch 3462 (nennt nur 26 Bde. und schließt mit 1844 ab). ZDB 1300912-6 (verzeichnet die Reihe bis 1848). Für Register und Ergänzungsbände Stubenrauch 1329 bzw. 1083. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels Through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers.

      Edinburgh; Adam and Charles Black. 1845. - 2nd edition, revised. xvi + 460pp + 9 lithographic plates, 2 maps, 1 foldg and 9 topographical sketches. Previous owners bookplate on paste down fep. Foxing. Very good hardback in later, but not recent, half morocco with, rubbed, marbled boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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