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        Plate 290 - California Partridge (California Quail)

      New York and Philadelphia 1845 - John James Audubon Selection from Birds of America, From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories, octavo ed. New York and Philadelphia: J. J. Audubon and J. B. Chevalier, 1839-44. Hand-colored lithographs 10” x 6 1/2”; 15.25” x 18.75” framed A tireless entrepreneur, John James Audubon devoted himself to an unprecedented project, becoming the first to attempt the seemingly insurmountable task of documenting all the bird life of North America. This task grew out of a genuine and passionate interest in his subjects, and Audubon determined not only to complete a project that no one else had undertaken, but to approach it in an entirely innovative manner. His style and his persona were much like the notion of America itself: ambitious, animated, larger than life. The artist's tireless efforts and remarkable talent culminated in the publication in London of his 435-plate Birds of America (1827-1838), undoubtedly the greatest work on birds ever produced. The celebration of this quintessentially American work, and the enterprising, talented artist who created it, has grown steadily since the time of its publication. Even before the double elephant folio edition had been completed, Audubon was planning this, the octavo edition, in order to make his magnificent Birds of America available to a wider spectrum of people. In the introduction to the first part of his reduced format edition, Audubon wrote that he had “been frequently asked, for several years past, by numerous friends of science, both in America and Europe, to present to them and to the public a work on the Ornithology of our country, similar to my large work, but of such dimensions, and at such price, as would enable every student or lover of nature to place it in his Library.” All of the birds from Audubon’s original folio aquatints were reduced by camera lucida for lithography by the artist’s son John Woodhouse, and new species were added. The octavo edition was expanded to 500 plates, and included the text of Audubon’s “Ornithological Biography.” It was beautifully printed and colored by John Bowen of Philadelphia, one of the finest American lithographers of his day, and issued in 100 serial parts over a five-year span. Audubon’s “little work,” as he called it, was a great success, attracting nearly 1,200 subscribers and becoming the format through which Audubon’s ornithology was most widely disseminated in the nineteenth century.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Kosmos. Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung. 4 Bde. u. Atlas.

      Stuttgart u. Tüb., Cotta, 1845 - 1858.. XVI, 493 SS.; 1 Bl., 544 SS, 5 Bll.; 644 SS., 1 Bl.; 649 SS.; 8°, Atlas ( Hrsg. T. Bromme ), 42 Tafeln u. 27 SS. Text, qu.- 4°, Pp.- Bde. d. Z. m. Papier- Rsch., GLwd. (Atlas) m. goldgepr. Deckeltit. (l. ber., besch. u. best.);. Goed. VI, 263, 29; Sabin 33726; PMM 320; Löwenberg 199; Henze II, 667; Borst 2163. - Erste Ausgabe. - Mit eines der Hauptwerke Humboldts, in dem sowohl der gesamte Wissensstand der Naturwissenschaft als auch die Ergebnisse seiner Forschungen und Reisen dargestellt sind. - Hier mit dem seltenen, meist fehlenden Atlasband; der erst nach seinem Tode erschienene Band V mit dem Gesamtregister von E. Buschmann fehlt. - Sauber und gut erhaltene Bände.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        United States and Texas

      Edinburgh and London 1845 - This is a rare map depicting the independent nation of Texas just prior to its annexation by the United States in 1845., Size : 500x615 (mm), 19.625x24.25 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring, 0

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        A NEW MAP OF THE WESTERN RIVERS. OR TRAVELLERS GUIDE EXHIBITING THE MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, OHIO, AND ILLINOIS RIVERS, WITH ALL THE PRINCIPAL TOWNS, ISLANDS & DISTANCES

      Cincinnati. 1845.. Folding map, 12 x 22 inches, partially handcolored. Tipped to original board. Minor splits along folds, neatly repaired. Scattered foxing; small piece missing from lower outer corner, affecting border only. Very good. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. Second edition, after the first of 1843. A remarkably rare map, by the cartographer of A NEW AND EMBELLISHED MAP OF THE UNITED STATES.... The present map depicts sections of the above mentioned rivers as they flow through Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Mississippi. The hand-coloring highlights state borders and tributaries. Published to facilitate river travel, a complete table of distances between towns is provided, listing locations as far north as St. Anthony (Minneapolis), south to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, east to Pittsburgh, and west to Fort Leavenworth. The juxtaposition of these several key rivers illustrates clearly the importance of river transportation to the growing western economy. Extremely rare, the NUC locates only one copy. NUC 0888205.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Prag und seine nächsten Umgebungen in malerischen Original-Ansichten nach der Natur aufgenommen.

      Darmstadt, Lange, 1845.. 156 SS. ( SS. 147-152 fehlen!), 2 Bll. und 21 Stst.- Ansichten, 8°, Or.- Ppbd. (l. fl. u. angest.). Einige wenige Tafeln leicht fleckig, leider fehlen sechs Seiten Text. Sonst sehr gut und mit allen Stahlstichen.

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        La Transylvanie et ses habitants.

      Paris, Au Comptoir Des Imprimeurs-Unis, 1845 - 2 vol. in-8° ; (6)-1 carte coul. h.-t. repl.-427 pp.-8 pl. h.-t./(2)-403 pp.-5 pl. h.-t. (dont 2 doubles), demi-basane bleu foncé, dos lisse, filets or, tranches mouchetées, cachet humide, édition originale, rel. de l’époque, bon exemplaire. Black, A Gypsy Biblio., 2958 (attribue cet ouvrage à Gérard de Nerval sous l'un de ses nombreux pseudonymes de plume). Bourquelot III, p. 170. Voyage à travers la Hongrie, la Transylvanie. Le génie des Bohémiens, guerres des Turcs, les Valaques, les Hongrois, les Saxons, les Sicules, les Arméniens, etc. First edition. Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        Camp de la Gironde. 1845. Douze dessins de Emm. Massé, lithographiés par MM. Sabatier, Français, Lehnert, précédées d'un texte sur le séjour de LL. AA. RR. Mgr le Duc & Mme la Duchesse de Nemours à Bordeaux, et sur les diverses évolutions militaires commandées par S.A.R. Mgr le Duc d'Aumale.

      Paris, typographie de Firmin Didot frères 1845 - in-folio, [2]-18 pp. de texte, avec 12 planches lithographiées sur fond teinté, sous serpentes, broché sous couverture imprimée de l'éditeur.Couverture défraîchie, dos maladroitement renforcé. Rare album commémoratif de man?uvres militaires commandées par Henri dOrléans, Duc d'Aumale (1822-1897), cinquième fils de Louis-Philippe, et, de sa famille, le plus attiré par la chose militaire. A cette date, après de nombreuses opérations en Algérie depuis 1840, il était gouverneur de la province de Constantine. I. S.A.R. Mgr le Duc d'Aumale. - II. Vue générale du camp. - III. Frond de bandière du camp. - IV. Tente de S.A.R. Mgr le Duc d'Aumale. - V. Château de Saint-Médard. - VI. Campement du 1er Lanciers. - VII. Cantonnement de chasseurs. - VIII. Revue dans la lande du Tronquet. - IX. Grandes manoeuvres en avant de Martignas. - X. Garde d'honneur. - XI. Barraque du club bordelais à Saint-Médard. - XII. Bords de la Jalle (ruines). Un seul exemplaire au CCF (BnF). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Palais des Prinzen von Preußen in Berlin. - Le Palais du Prince de Prusse a Berlin.

      . Farblithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, vor 1845, 17 x 23,5. Kiewitz 797. - Blick von der Universität aus. Links i. Hgr. der Turm des Deutschen Doms. Ansicht noch ohne das Denkmal Friedrich des Großen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Mysteries of Paris, Two Volumes,1845 - all Hand Colored Plates

      Chapman and Hall, 186 Strand, London 1845 - Published in 1845 in London by Chapman and Hall, 186 Strand. Printed by Moyes and Barclay, Castle Street, Leister Square. This set of 3 volumes has nearly seven hundred woodcut illustrations - ALL OF WHICH HAVE BEEN BEAUTIFULLY HANDCOLORED with brilliant tint for a spectacular affect. All other copies only have black and white illustrations. It was published in 1/2 bound leather covers with marbled boards with plain endpapers. The spine has gilt borders and lettering. Defects: leather is rubbed and worn at the corners and top of spine. For best description, see the images. There is no writing, no tears or smudges. Hinges are tight, a dramatic and rare set with the color illustrations. This was the first French novel to talk of the poor conditions of the working people of Paris, and to point out the social iniquities which lead to careers of crime. The novel was extremely popular. The Mysteries of Paris influenced Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, and was imitated throughout Europe, including Alexander Dumas who was inspired to write The Count of Monte Cristo in part by the runaway success of The Mysteries of Paris. Volume 1 contains 484 pages, Volume 2 contains 504 and Volume 3, 442. Weight for all three is 8 pounds, so media mail is recommended. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oracle Junction Bookshop]
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        He Hoakakaolelo No Na Huaolelo Beritania, I Mea Kokua I Na Kanaka Hawaii E Ao Ana Ia Olelo

      Mea Pai Palapala o ke Kulanui, Lahainaluna 1845 - Expertly bound to style in dark blue straight grain morocco backed contemporary marbled paper covered boards. Some dampstaining. Provenance: Dr. Benjamin F. Hardy (signature dated 1856 on front free endpaper and ink inscription on title, "First book of the language of Hawaii") The first English-Hawaiian dictionary. "The first English-Hawaiian dictionary, and one of the most important publications of the Lahainaluna Press" (Forbes). In the preface, Rev. Emerson states: "The design of this work is primarily to aid Hawaiian youth of intelligence in acquiring a knowledge of the English language; and it is intended, in connection with the grammar, to furnish them adequate help, under the direction of the living teacher, until they can use the English Dictionary with English Definitions." This copy contains the contemporary ownership signature of Dr. Benjamin F. Hardy, who was one of the original members of the first Board of Health in Hawaii established by King Kamehameha in 1851. Forbes 1551; Judd 277; DAB IX, p.381. 9 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. x,184pp. Text in two columns. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year in

      New York: Published by Harper & Brothers, No. 82 Cliff-Street, 1845 - First American edition of Dickens' second Christmas Story, published the same year as the English edition First American edition, variant title page without " Bookhout. Sc.". 8vo. Decorative headpiece of "The Chimes. A Goblin Story" with goblins. Text in double columns. 31, [1, blank] pp. Later quarter blue calf and blue cloth. Fine, text toned slightly. Gimbel A87, Eckel pp 121-2 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains

      Blair and Rives 1845 - Includes all plates and 4 maps [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Conquest of Scinde, with some introductory passages in the life of Major-General Sir Charles James Napier. Dedicated to the British people.

      T.& W. Boone, London 1845 - 8vo. Pp 531. 5 folding plans - as called for. 8 page publisher's list bound in before title page. Modern half morocco, raised bands. A sound, tight, clean copy. Signed, presentation copy from the author to top of title page. "For Mr Boxall with Genl. Napier's respects" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Morse's North American Atlas

      Harper & Brothers, NY 1845 - Unpaginated. Folio, 46 x 38 cm. Thirty-six hand-colored maps. Includes the six additional maps not in the first edition -- North America, Canada East, Canada West, Nova Scotia - New Brunswick, West India Islands, and Wisconsin Southern Part. Contains the Josiah Gregg map of "Indian Territory Northern Texas and New Mexico; considered one of the most useful maps of this region of that day. Maps generally quite clean, minor staining in margins of a few, front cover gilt lettering bright. SABIN 50969. Orig. publisher's brown embossed cloth rebacked, endpapers replaced. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Napoleon Museum: The History of France Illustrated

      Not Stated, London 1845 - From Louis XIV to the end of the reign and death of the Emperor, comprising marbles bronzes carvings gems decorations medallions drawings miniatures portraits pictures prints vignettes state-papers and manuscripts coins medals books etc. Rebound in grey cloth with pale yellow endpapers. Book weighs nearly six kilograms. Size: Large Book - between A4 and A3 (38 x 28 cm). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Heavy foxing front/rear pages, body of book lightly foxed. Previous owner's signature in ink. Marbled edges in good condition. Old water stain to first four pages, and large section at rear of volume has water stains to pages, being the plates at rear (the Facsimile signatures etc). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; France; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 18676. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE EPISCOPAL CHAPEL, SANDGATE.

      Published by the Misses Purday, Sandgate. Lithographed by J. Newman, 48, Watling Street, London. No date but c.1845 - Hand-coloured lithograph mounted in conservation materials suitable for framing, overall size 17.5 x 15 inches approx. Printed surface within inner margin, 14 x 11 inches. It depicts the chapel viewed from the northwest with sheep grazing in the foreground and a horse-drawn carriage ascending Military Road on the right, with the High Street and sea visible beyond; in the background is Martello Tower no. 4 at the end of the Leas. Good condition apart from an inch and a half, old closed tear in the lower margin and some slight loss of surface near, and slightly affecting, a few letters in the title. Rare lithographic view of the Episcopal Chapel at Sandgate, built in the Palladian style, with cupola on top. The Earl of Darnley built the 'Episcopal Chapel' on a plot of land from his adjoining estate and it was consecrated on 8 May 1822. Sandgate was developing rapidly at that time and a larger church was required. The earlier building was demolished in 1848 and a new, more commodious church, St. Paul's, was completed the following year. Thomas Purday was established as a bookseller and owner of the circulating library at Sandgate as early as 1816. He published a Sandgate, Folkestone and Hythe Guide in the 1840s and passed his business on to his daughters, Sarah and Mary Ann, who reissued the guide wth their own imprint about 1846. It is possible that the view of the Chapel was issued as a consequence of its impending demolition and replacement. KENT VIEWS KENT

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

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

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        A History of British Birds. (With): A Supplement to The History of British Birds.

      London: John Van Voorst, 1843, 1845. - In three volumes. First edition. Tall 8vo., contemporary half calf, marble boards, gilt bands, xxxii, 528; 672; 528; (54)pp. supplement. Profusely illustrated. Prelims and rear e/papers foxed, (no foxing in the text of the book or on the illustrations), spines faded to tan with some rubbing but certainly a very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC)]
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        FABBRICHE E I DISEGNI DI ANDREA PALLADIO E LE TERME. Nuova Ed. Italiana Foggiata Sulla Vicentinese di Bertotti Scamozzi Ampliata e Fornita di Note da Celestino Foppiani

      Genova: G. Decamilii, 1845. Five volumes bound in three. A beautiful 19th Century edition of the monumental critical &#147;Opera&#148; of Palladio of Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi, expanded with the commentary and notes of Celestino Foppiani. With a total of 233 impressive folio copper engraved plates. Large folio, finely bound in morocco backed boards with titles and numbers on the handsomely decorated spine in gilt. 3 cc., 135; 3 cc., 88; 3 cc., 72; 3 cc., 92; xiv, 28. Engraved Plates: LII, LI, LI, LIV, XXV. A very handsome and pleasing copy of this important and beautiful book, with some expected evidence of wear and use, some typical or occasional staining to some leaves because of use. SCARCE AND BEAUTIFUL PRINTING of the magnificent &#147;Scamozzi Palladio&#148; with the commentary Ottavio Scamozzi first written between 1776 and 1785. Containing full commentary and notes on each building and the commentary and notes of architect Celestino Foppiani.<br> Palladio&#39;s designs and work to this day remain the central pillar of classical architecture and all architecture which followed.<br> &#145;Palladio&#146;s lasting influence on architectural style in many parts of the world was exercised less through his actual buildings than through this, his textbook. The book is divided into four sections: orders and elementary problems, domestic building, public building and town planning and temples. Palladio&#146;s style was directly inspired by Roman classical models through the writings of Vitruvius and Alberti. Its characteristics are those of classicism: symmetry, order, fixed mathematical relations of the parts to each other and to the whole, logic and monumentality. <br> Palladio followed the rules of classical Roman architecture more closely than any other architect...In spite of the vogue for the baroque and the fact that Palladio left no immediate successors, his book exerted a powerful influence on contemporary architecture and classical ideals until the end of the eighteenth century.<br> As a practicing architect Palladio worked mainly in Vicenza, Venice and the Venetian countryside, especially along the Brenta River. His Villa Capra (known as La Rotonda) near Vicenza became virtually a prototype of the Palladian style, and it was widely and faithfully copied. At the end of his life he left plans for the tour de force of trompe l&#146;oeil, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, which was finished by his pupil Vincenzo Scamozzi.&#146;

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        The Letters and Dispatches of John Churchill First Duke of Marlborough from 1702 to 1712 . 5 Volumes.

      Murray., London 1845 - xxiv, 614 + xii, 704 + xii, 720 + xii, 724 + xii, 750pp, frontis portrait to Vol:1. Some minor faults-ffep reattached to Vol:1, gutters cracked to Vol:2, nick to Vol:3, soft corners to all vols, and some spots of rubbing to all vols. Vol:1 has signature of Wm Clowes-Garrets (printer OR historian?) Will incur additional postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to the German-Jewish composer Jakob Rosenhain

      . 1-1/2 pp. Octavo. Dated Leipzig, December 9, 1845. Written in dark brown in ink Mendelssohn's characteristically dense and careful script. On light blue stationery. In German (with translation). Relative to his receipt of parts for his prospective conducting of Rosenhain's Second Symphony. "I very much wish to perform the symphony in the concerts here... You mentioned that all the voices are done. If you have them ready I ask that you send them immediately so I can start preparing the performance..." Mendelssohn writes with some urgency as "the first half [of the season] will be over in 8 days." He goes on to describe the necessary orchestral forces, thanks Rosenhain for soliciting his opinion about the symphony, and asks him to include a composition from "a Mr. Danila" when he sends the parts to Mendelssohn. Slightly worn; creased at folds; short split at upper left fold; blank lower left edge of verso unobtrusively reinforced with small strip (29 mm.) of blank matching stationery.. Jakob (also Jacob or Jacques) Rosenhain (1813-1894) was a German-Jewish composer and pianist. The symphony mentioned in the letter is his second, in F minor, op. 43, which Mendelssohn conducted in Leipzig in 1846 in what was quite likely the work's premiere performance (see The Musical Times 40, 1899); he had also conducted Rosenhain's first symphony, in G minor, at the Leipzig Gewandhaus concerts in 1846. "In 1837 [Rosenhain] he went to London, where he played in numerous concerts, and then to Paris, where he settled and became a prominent figure, particularly through his chamber- music evenings given with Alard, Ernst and other eminent players and frequented by Cherubini, Rossini and Berlioz..." "In his long life Rosenhain wrote in many genres. In addition to his four operas, he composed an oratorio and three symphonies... He wrote many orchestral and chamber pieces, and a plethora of works for solo piano, including variations based on themes of famous operas of the time. Moscheles indicated in his diary that he maintained a good friendship with Rosenhain, as did Mendelssohn. Early essays in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik reveal Schumann's enthusiasm for Rosenhain's Piano Trio no.1, op.2 (1836), and Douze etudes caracteristiques, op.17 (1839)." Stephan D. Lindeman in Grove online

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#146;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: &#147;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.&#148; Catlin&#146;s project filled a great need. After Lewis & Clark&#146;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&#146;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&#146;s &#147;Noble Savage&#148; was failing. The Indians were beginning to give way to the expansion of the American frontier and to European disease. Because most of Catlin&#146;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&#39;s camp, on the 8th May, 1845." "In obedience to Your Excellency&#39;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&#39;s pah. // At daylight, I was much surprised to see a white flag flying in Pomare&#39;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&#39;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. &#39;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&#39; (NZNB). Hocken notes Brown&#39;s unapologetic stance on a range of issues: &#39;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…&#39;.

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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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        A NEW MAP OF THE WESTERN RIVERS. OR TRAVELLERS GUIDE EXHIBITING THE MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, OHIO, AND ILLINOIS RIVERS, WITH ALL THE PRINCIPAL TOWNS, ISLANDS & DISTANCES.

      Cincinnati. . 1845 - Folding map, 12 x 22 inches, partially handcolored. Tipped to original board. Minor splits along folds, neatly repaired. Scattered foxing; small piece missing from lower outer corner, affecting border only. Very good. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. Second edition, after the first of 1843. A remarkably rare map, by the cartographer of A NEW AND EMBELLISHED MAP OF THE UNITED STATES. The present map depicts sections of the above mentioned rivers as they flow through Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Mississippi. The hand-coloring highlights state borders and tributaries. Published to facilitate river travel, a complete table of distances between towns is provided, listing locations as far north as St. Anthony (Minneapolis), south to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, east to Pittsburgh, and west to Fort Leavenworth. The juxtaposition of these several key rivers illustrates clearly the importance of river transportation to the growing western economy. Extremely rare, the NUC locates only one copy. NUC 0888205.

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        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&#39;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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        Du haschiche et de l'aliénation mentale. Etudes psychologiques.

      Paris, Fortin, Masson et Cie, 1845. - Paris, Fortin, Masson et Cie, 1845 ; in-8, VIII, 431 pp. ; demi-toile moderne, couvertures conservées, rousseurs éparses, exemplaire non rogné, à toutes marges ; bon exemplaire. Edition originale rare de l'ouvrage le plus important de l'auteur. Il s'agit d'une monographie classique et importante sur l'intoxication par le haschich et sur l'auto-expérimentation. C'est la première étude d'ensemble sur les effets physiques et psychiques du cannabis (A. de Liedekerke, La belle époque de lopium, pp. 35-36). Jacques-Joseph Moreau de Tours, qui a découvert les effets du haschisch en Orient, pense qu'en se soumettant à son influence on peut étudier les aberrations mentales. Il pense que les troubles mentaux ont une origine organique et peuvent être traités par des médicaments. Il décrit l'excitation avec automatisme des idées et énonce que " la folie est le rêve de lhomme éveillé". Il est très près de décrire le concept d'inconscient. Moreau de Tours peut être considéré comme un précurseur de la psychopathologie moderne et de la psychopharmacologie. Garrison & Morton, 2077.2 ; G.E. Berrios, The history of mental symptoms, pp. 98-99 : "Moreau's contribution is very important. He conceived of delusion as a psychological phenomen similar to a dream which could follow the ¿excited imagination¿ caused by hashish intoxication. There was a continuity between the sane and the madman for ¿excited imagination¿ could be experienced by anyone. Moreau believed that his research with hashish had allowed him to identify the ¿primordial fact¿ that led to delusions and hallucinations." ; P.F.Dell & J.A. O¿Neil, Dissociation and the dissociative disorders, p.5 : "The French psychiatrist Moreau de Tours (1845) was probably the first to use the term dissociation, in a manner that is consistent with contemporary understanding of the concept." [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&#148; x 21 1/2&#148; 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&#146;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 &#147;Spark&#148; 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&#146;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&#39;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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