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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]

      [Bookseller: Berceo (Libros Antiguos)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Cosmographe]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Ivres de livres]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Elaine Beardsell (ABA,PBFA )]
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        LAGORCHESTES CONSPICILLATA - Spectacled Hare Wallaby

      London 1845 - This superb folio-sized lithograph with original hand-color from John Gould’s monumental work MAMMALS OF AUSTRALIA, published in London from 1845-1863, is in excellent condition measures 15”x 22” and magnificently displays the author's scientific skill and attention to detail. Lagorchestes conspicillata, found across Northern Australia in tropical habitats, was first described by John Gould naming it the Spectacled Hare Wallaby. This species is in decline largely because of habitat loss due to land clearing. John Gould was without question the most prolific natural history artist of the nineteenth century. He worked during a period of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould shared the romantic enthusiasm of his time for such subjects, as well as the popular impulse to catalog exotic wildlife. He combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents. Gould became captivated by the mammals of Australia during his time gathering specimens for the Birds of Australia. As he recounted in the preface: “It was not until I arrived in the country, and found myself surrounded by objects as strange as if I had been transported to another planet, that I conceived the idea of devoting a portion of my attention to the mammalian class of its extraordinary fauna.” Gould produced The Mammals of Australia in an attempt to document the animals of that continent as exhaustively as he had its birds. The artist had a sense that a book on animals would not be as successful financially as his work on birds, for he was straying outside the area in which he was most distinguished. Yet the precision of the lavish illustrations was a testament to Gould's ability -- and that of the artists with whom he collaborated -- to embrace diverse fields with equal talent. Despite Gould's lack of optimism, the Mammals of Australia received immediate acclaim of documenting striking species that were all but unknown (including several which have since gone extinct). The book continues to be considered one of the most important works that Gould ever produced. Rich, vibrant color is an important attribute of the best 19th Century prints. Many prints by John Gould found on the market today have modern color that affects both the appearance and the value of these great works. John Gould died in 1881 still actively illustrating and producing fine natural history books. His stock of unsold copies, unbound text and plates in various states, lithographic stones, drawings and paintings, amounted to nearly three tons. Many of the uncolored pulls from his works have been recolored in the last thirty years, and these are often found on the market. Fortunately, the difference between original and modern color can be discerned by looking carefully at the print. When modern color is applied to 180 year old paper, the application is inconsistent; the cellulose of the aged paper has begun to breakdown and can no longer evenly absorb the watercolors, resulting in a splotchy uneven appearance. All of the Gould prints in Arader Galleries' inventory have exquisite original color. The vastly superior quality of original color can be clearly differentiated from new color by its smooth and even appearance. The inks have noticeably deeper, richer tones. The difference can also be seen in the lovely surface "sheen" that results from the application of gum arabic when the lithograph was first pulled. The hand coloring of engravings and lithographs reached its zenith in the 19th Century. Works that still display their original color are more rewarding to view, and will better hold their value in the years to come.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Petites misères de la vie conjugale.

      Paris, Chlendowski, [1845] - Gr.-8°. Holzst.-Frontisp., 6 Bll., 392 SS., mit viel. Textholzst., 49 Holzst.-Taf (compl.), OHLdr. der Zeit, goldgepr. Rücken, marmor. Vorsatz., Berieben, obere Deckelecke bestossen, Name auf 1. Bl., min. stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. (Sander 44). Erste u. einzige Ausgabe des Illustrators Bertall (Pseud. v. Charles Albert, Vicomte d'Arnoux). Mit Verzeichnis der Gravuren. Text frz. 1600 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Petites miseres de la vie conjugale., Illustrées par Bertall.

      Paris: Chlendowski (1845). - 392 Seiten, zahlr. s/w-Abb. im Text und auf Tafeln, 26 cm, Erste Ausgabe. Halbleder der Zeit mit etwas Rückengold, Gr. 8° ca. 25,5 x 18 x 3,5 cm, 392 Seiten, mit zahlreichen s/w-Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln. Einband an den Ecken bestoßen, Ränder und Rücken beschabt, Bezugspapier rissig und mit Fehlstellen, Inventarschildchen und Bleistiftnotizen am vorderen Innendeckel, Name auf dem vorderen Vorsatz, Seiten teils etwas braunfleckig, sonst und gesamt ordentliches, sauberes Exemplar. Miteingebunden ist ein eigenhändiger, undatierter Brief des Illustrators Bertall (d.i. Albert d`Arnoux) an einen Monsieur Albert Monnier, 8. 9. ou 10 rue de Crussol, Paris, den er als .cher collaborateur.anredet. Das Briefpapier ist auf der ersten Seite über der Anrede mit einem blindgeprägten "B" versehen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: buecheria, Einzelunternehmen]
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        The Proceedings of the Court Convened under the Third Canon of 1844, in the City of New York . . . for the Trial of the Right Rev. Benjamin T. Onderdonk, D.D. Bishop of New York [bound with twenty other works pertaining to the trial]

      D. Appleton and Company [imprint varies] 1845-47, New York [and elsewhere] - Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, somewhat rubbed and scraped, occasional browning, but a very good, crisp copy An extensive collection of works on the scandalous trial for "immorality and impurity" (including drunkeness and familiarity with women), destroying Onderdonk's career, with the church law penalty agreed to proving impossible to revoke once imposed [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        Histoire d'un ours,

      Bruxelles et Leipzig; Meline, Cans et Compagnie, 1845 - 276 + 277 Seiten nachgebunden, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, Einband abgerieben, verfärbt und fleckig, Goldprägung am Buchrücken, Buchkörper leicht verfärbt, Seiten gebräunt, wellig, fleckig, Namenszug auf Vorsatzblatt, Titelblatt bestempelt, kein Schutzumschlag, altergemäß guter Zustand, in Französisch!!! Sprache: fr Ecken/Kanten bestossen, Einband abgerieben, verfärbt und fleckig, Buchkörper leicht verfärbt, Seiten minimal verfärbt, 1. Seite mit Namen beschriftet, 3. Seite bestempelt, altergemäß guter Zustand

      [Bookseller: Liber Antiqua]
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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha

      - Literatura española. Novela. Siglo XVI. (821.134.2-31"15") Establecimiento tipográfico de P. Mellado Madrid. 1845. 17 cm. 2 vol. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal con cello pegado en primera hoja. Don Quijote de la Mancha. Incluye 12 grabados. Cubierta deslucida. GB1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
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        Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson. ex-lib 7 vols .

      Henry Colburn, 1845, - NELSON, Horatio, Lord Viscount. The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, With Notes by Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas. L: Henry Colburn, 1845-1846. In 7 volumes. Pp 509; 495; 525; 542; 521; 502; 424. 8vo, pressed blue cloth, gilt titles to spine. Cowie 144: "This is the standard work of reference for Nelson's correspondence and the principal source from which his biographers have drawn (and still do draw) their material. It contains some 3,500 letters, including what are now the Nelson and Bridport Papers at the British Library, but not the Nelson Papers at the Nelson Museum, Monmouth." Ex-library (Chatham Dockyard Historical Trust, bookplates only), all 7 vols. fairly heavily rubbed with slight wear to extremities, dampstaining to cloth vols. 2-4, spines discoloured, occasional light foxing internally, inner hinges cracked vol. 4, front inner hinge cracked vol. 1, rear inner hinge tender vol. 7, else vg. For the set. 1,500.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        LA SAINTE BIBLE / 4 TOMES.

      FURNE ET CIE 1845 - R320010152: Tome premier : LXVII + 432 pages augmntées de quleques gravures en noir et blanc sous serpente hors texte / Tome deuxième : 591 pages augmentées d'un frontispice sous serpente et quelques gravures en noir et blanc hors texte sous serpente / Tome troisième : 523 pages augmentées d'un frontispice sous serpente et illustrées de quelques gravures en noir et blanc hors texte sous serpente / Tome quatrième : XXIII + 570 pages augmentées d'un frontipsice sous serpente et illustrées de quelques gravures en noir et blanc hors texte sous serpente et augmentées d'une carte de géographie de la Bible en couleur dépliante en fin d'ouvrage / Pour les 4 tomes. Auteur, titre, tomaison et filet dorés. In-4 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 220-Bible [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Marchioness of Brinvilliers. Illustrated by John Leech. Bentley's Miscellany.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1845. - 8vo (9½" tall). Superb full red crushed morocco, by TOUT. Gilt raised bands and pallets, fine gilt tooling to panels. Boards framed with gilt floral corner tool. Gilt doublures with floral patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt. Slightly foxed. Armorial bookplate. Original issues of Bentley's Magazine, bound with special title page, contents and a preface dated 1889 by the collector John Waugh. Engraved frontispiece portrait bound in. A fabulous deluxe binding by TOUT, with wonderful illustrations by Leech. In the mid-nineteenth century heyday of Bentley's Miscellany, the periodical published the serialised first printings of titles by authors including Dickens, Ainsworth, Smith and Barham, the popularity of which were greatly enhanced by the illustrations of Cruikshank, Leech and Crowquill. Uniformly bound with our other selections from Bentley's Miscellany. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the Authorised Version. With explanatory notes, practical observations, and copious marginal references. A new edition with an introductory essay, and numerous additional notes, critical, explanatory, and practical by the Rev. William Symington, D.D. Glasgow. 3 vols. (complete)

      William Mackenzie nd (ca. 1845), Glasgow - Large quarto. XXII, 708, 694, IV, 685, [2]pp. 3/4 leather over buckram, with gold lettering and decoration on spine, and gold-stamped borders on covers. Raised bands. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Reverend Thomas Scott on first volume. All three title-pages are steel-engraved. This fascinating Bible with commentary edited by Rev. Thomas Scott had the largest circulation and sustained it through many years. As a commentary Dr. Scott's work was superior to any that had appeared before its time. Horne, usually a discriminating judge, speaks of it in high praise (cf. his Manual of Biblical Bibliography, London, 1839, p. 259). This work is profusely illustrated with numerous full-page steel-engravings, each one with its caption. Some edge wear on bindings with rubbing along joints, corners and head and tail of spines. Sporadic foxing/browning throughout. Bindings and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Das Oktoberfest und die bayerische Nation, um 1845.

      München 1845 (ca.) - Das Oktoberfest, 150 Jahre Bayerischer National-Rausch, Ausst.-Kat. im Münchner Stadtmuseum, Nr. 38; Slg. Proebst 1856. - Die zentrale Bildmitte zeigt von der Theresienhöhe in München aus das Pferderennen auf dem Oktoberfest, im Vordergrund die Volksmenge teils auf den Tribühnen über der Pferderennbahn, dahinter das Königszelt und Budenaufbauten. Das Bild des Pferderennens wird umrahmt von Sinnbildern der Landwirtschaft, dargestellt von den vier bayerischen Stämmen in Festtracht, des Handwerks, der Kunst und des Gewerbes, der Jagd und der Viehzucht. Darüber auf einem Sockel mit Löwenbrunnen, das Monument auf den Donau-Main-Kanal. In feiner Federlithographie ausgeführt sind der Dom zu Augsburg, die Wallhalla, die Würzburger Feste Marienberg, der Dom zu Speyer und die Burg Trausnitz in Landshut. - Im leuchtenden Altkolorit und einwandfreier sauberer Erhaltung Originalkolorierte Lithographie von Christian Hohbach , 320 x 375 mm Bildgr. / 385 x 440 mm Blattgr.

      [Bookseller: Buch & Kunst Antiquariat Flotow GmbH]
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        Préocupations statistiques,géographiques,pittoresques et synoptiques du Département des Hautes-Alpes

      Typographie de F. Allier. 1845. 979pp, sans date. Cartonnée dos toilée pièce de ti Le papier à l'intérieur de la charnière s'est un peu décollé et nécéssite une retouche. mais la charnière est restée solide. Beau papier très rares rousseurs. Reconnaissance,topographie des diverses localités:Mappe départementale. Climatologie. Minéralogie industrielle. Orographie et géologie. Géographie végétale. Faune et anthropologie. Ethnographie. Condition restropective,l'historique du pays. Economie départementale;agronomie,agriculture. Viabilité,communications. Instituts de Secours Publics. Contributions,charges politiques. Minéralogie industrielle. superstitions. Enterrements et funérailles. Danses,jeux usages et coutumes. Mariages,noces et renoncements. Costumes,accoutrements. Linguistique. De l'expatriation ou de l'Emigration. Une gravure à la fin du volume

      [Bookseller: Le Lutrin des Alpages]
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        The Tabernacle in the Wilderness; The Shadow of Heavenly Things

      Samuel Bagster and Sons, London 1845 - Folio. [2], II, 37, [1]pp. Original decorative cloth with gold lettering on front cover. Frontispiece protected with a tissue guard. Remarkable work on the Tabernacle, the portable sanctuary in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant through the desert. This book is exquisitely illustrated with four engravings hand-colored and inlaid with gold silver and brass according to the Texts of Scripture. Each engraving is protected with a tissue-guard. Rubbing and sporadic abrasions along edges of binding. Covers age-toned and partly soiled. Hinges starting. Previous owner's inscription dated 1848 on free front endpaper. Moderate and sporadic foxing throughout. Slight age-toning along paper margin. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+, plates in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Well-documented Porcelain Platter from a Child?s Doll Dinner Service owned by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

      n.p., n.d. Porcelain oval platter, 4.5? x 3?, half-inch high, 3.25? x 2? oval base, transfer decorated pink rose borders, gilt highlights. Part of a child?s doll dinner service.Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, a medieval city famous for its porcelain. His family moved to Paris in 1845 when Renoir was four. His first home in Paris was an apartment near the Louvre museum. In 1854, at 13, Renoir accepted a position as an apprentice in the porcelain factory, Lévy frères, where he painted designs on china plates, cups, and vases. His skillful work earned a good income and the nickname Monsieur Rubens. In 1858, when automation of the porcelain factory made Renoir's position obsolete, Renoir tried other jobs including painting murals for cafes, religious hangings for missionaries, and decorations on fans. Renoir made frequent visits to the Louvre ?" near his apartment and the factory ?" studying the art of earlier French masters. At the age of 20, in 1861, he became a student at the art school of Charles Gl

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The baronial and ecclesiastical antiquities of Scotland. Illustrated by (...), architect. 1845-52.

      Edinburgh & London. Published for the Author, by William Blackwood and Sons. . U. å. (1845-52). Folio. Noe nyere rødt skinnryggbind med opphøyde ryggbånd og rik ryggforgylling. Ryggdekoren har som sentralt motiv den skotske tistelen. Helt gullsnitt. Marmorerte forsatser. Upaginert. Med tilsammen 240 helsides graverte plansjer. No date (1845-52). Folio. Red half calf, raised bands, spines richly gilt. The motives of the panels are the Scottish thistle. A. e. g. Marbled endpapers. Not paginated. With 240 engraved plates.. Et meget pent sett. A beautiful set

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

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

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        Nouvelle Suite de Costumes des Pyrenees

      Paris: Gihaut freres. [no date - circa 1845]. First edition. Small folio. 11" x 15". 1p., 12 color plates. Publisher's cloth gilt. Spine lacking, ex-library copy with bookplate and perforated stamps on the edges of all plates, a fair copy only. OCLC locates seven copies, only two in the U.S. .

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        THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY

      W. H. Lizars, Edinburgh 1845 - A Fine Copy of Jardine in Marvelous Morocco,Color-Coded To Reflect Various Animal Groups. 165 x 105 mm (6 1/2 x 4 1/8"). 40 volumes. Second Edition. VERY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY HALF MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, THE VOLUMES BOUND IN FOUR DIFFERENT COLORS TO REFLECT THE VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM (the 14 volumes on birds bound in red, the 13 volumes on mammals in dark green, the seven volumes on insects in dark blue, and the six volumes on fish in deep purple), all the volumes with gilt-decorated raised bands, spines uniformly gilt in compartments with lozenge centerpiece composed of drawer handle stamps and enclosing a small flower, the whole surrounded by triangular scrolling cornerpieces, marbled edges (sides and endpapers not uniform--by design: the mammals and fish with watered silk covers, the birds and insects with buckram; the mammals, fish, and insects with tartan endpapers, the birds with an unusual maze-like design). WITH A TOTAL OF 1,360 ZOOLOGICAL PLATES, INCLUDING 1,280 PLATES OF VARIOUS ANIMALS, ALL BUT A FEW HAND COLORED, along with 40 engraved frontispiece portraits of noted zoologists and 40 (mostly uncolored) engraved title pages, (one fish engraving mentioned in the list of plates, but apparently not issued, since no text relating to it appears), all but a very few of the engravings with original tissue guards. Front pastedowns with armorial bookplate of Edward Salvin Bowlby. Nissen 4708; Wood, pp. 405-06; Zimmer, p. 326. Just the most minor rubbing to leather extremities, slight chafing or soiling here and there to cloth boards, trivial imperfections internally, but AN EXTRAORDINARILY APPEALING SET IN VERY FINE CONDITION, the bindings especially bright, almost without wear, and most pleasing on the shelf, and the text remarkably smooth, clean, and fresh, with virtually no signs of use. This famous collection of writings on natural history and on naturalists, augmented by more than 1,300 (mostly colored) engravings, was issued in individual volumes from 1833-43; the present set is a very early reprint of the completed 40-volume work. The book's general editor, Jardine (1800-74), also wrote about a third of the volumes, mostly on birds and fish. Wood says that it is "a remarkable little library of early nineteenth-century zoology, as well as a brief account of the lives of the chief zoologists of all time." The plates here feature figures of animals that are fully colored against an uncolored background, an arrangement that makes the species under discussion stand out as more clearly delineated. Complete sets with all of the plates, like this one, are not so readily available as in the past. And because the attractive engravings have meant that the work has frequently been the victim of affectionate destruction, sets that are both clean internally and in contemporary bindings in excellent condition are especially rare. This is all the more true in the case of sets bound in attractive leather. The present copy is extraordinary because it still opens stiffly, indicating that it has experienced very little use, and because it is bound so distinctively: we have never seen this work--or any multi-volume work like it, for that matter--bound in such a way as to reflect its various sections of content with varying colors of leather (though compare how color is used to differentiate content in bindings described in items #2 and #9, above). Our set comes from the library of Victorian gentleman Edward Salvin Bowlby (1830-1902), a barrister who served as High Sheriff of Hertfordshire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STORIA DELLE CAMPAGNE E DEGLI ASSEDI DEGL'ITALIANI IN ISPAGNA. Dal 1808 al 1813. Seconda edizione approvata dall'Autore, eseguita per cura di F. Longhena.

      Pagnoni 1845 In - 8 p. (mm. 220x140), 3 voll., mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro + 1 di Atlante (mm. 605x440), mz. pelle mod., piatti in cartonato coevo. Il testo, pp. XXVIII,(2),575; (2),733; (16),704; in appendice al terzo vol.: ?"Saggio" critico - bibliografico sulla ristampa eseguita in Firenze nel 1827 della Storia del Generale Camillo Vacani e "Sunto" dei giudizi pubblicati intorno all?opera medesima in Italia e all?estero sull?edizione originale ultimata in Milano nel 1825?, di pp. (4),60. L?opera, dedicata all'Arciduca Giovanni d'Austria, è preceduta da una lunga introduzione (pp. 267) sulla storia e descrizione geografica della Spagna. Il pregevole Atlante è composto da 16 carte militari, inc. in rame da Antonini, di cui: 1 Carta generale della Spagna e 1 Carta militare della Catalogna (mm. 608x860) sono più volte ripieg. - 14, a una pag. (mm. 440 x 608) raffigurano ?Carta dei contorni di Barcellona - di Tarragona - di Sagunto - di Valenza - Piano della fortezza di Rosas - della città di Zaragoza - della città di Gerona - del forte di Hostalrich - Piani di S. Feliu de Quixols, di Palamos, di Tosa e di Bagur in Catalogna - della città di Tortosa - della città di Tarragona - della fortezza di Figueras - della città di Bilbao - Piani di Lerida (in Catalogna), di Burgos (in Castiglia), di Peniscola (nel Reg. di Valenza) e di Castro (sull?oceano Cantabrico)". "Seconda edizione" di questo importante lavoro del milanese Camillo Vacani (1784 - 1862), ufficiale del Genio del Regno Italico, all?epoca della sua partecipazione alla Campagna di Spagna. Estremamente raro trovare l'opera completa di tutte le carte militari. Cfr. CLIO,VI, p. 4678 - Brunet,V,1024 e Graesse,VII,233 che citano la I ediz. del 1823 di questa "ouvrage important" - Bertarelli "Risorgimento italiano",I,1675. Il testo, con barbe, porta solo qualche lieve fiorit.; l?atlante è ben conservato.

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        Zigzags.

      V. Magen 1845 - - V. Magen, Paris 1845, 14,5x23cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin à grains longs vert des prés, dos lisse, date en queue. Exemplaire bien complet de sa table in fine qui fait souvent défaut. Un petit manque angulaire à la page 187, une petite déchirure marginale sans manque à la page 300, quelques petites rousseurs. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HALMATURUS BILLARDIERII - Tasmanian Pademelon

      London 1845 - This superb folio-sized lithograph with original hand-color from John Gould’s monumental work MAMMALS OF AUSTRALIA, published in London from 1845-1863, is in excellent condition measures 15”x 22” and magnificently displays the author's scientific skill and attention to detail.HALMATURUS BILLARDIERII, more commonly known as the Tasmanian Pademelon is found abundantly on the island of Tasmania. John Gould was without question the most prolific natural history artist of the nineteenth century. He worked during a period of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould shared the romantic enthusiasm of his time for such subjects, as well as the popular impulse to catalog exotic wildlife. He combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents. Gould became captivated by the mammals of Australia during his time gathering specimens for the Birds of Australia. As he recounted in the preface: “It was not until I arrived in the country, and found myself surrounded by objects as strange as if I had been transported to another planet, that I conceived the idea of devoting a portion of my attention to the mammalian class of its extraordinary fauna.” Gould produced The Mammals of Australia in an attempt to document the animals of that continent as exhaustively as he had its birds. The artist had a sense that a book on animals would not be as successful financially as his work on birds, for he was straying outside the area in which he was most distinguished. Yet the precision of the lavish illustrations was a testament to Gould's ability -- and that of the artists with whom he collaborated -- to embrace diverse fields with equal talent. Despite Gould's lack of optimism, the Mammals of Australia received immediate acclaim of documenting striking species that were all but unknown (including several which have since gone extinct). The book continues to be considered one of the most important works that Gould ever produced. Rich, vibrant color is an important attribute of the best 19th Century prints. Many prints by John Gould found on the market today have modern color that affects both the appearance and the value of these great works. John Gould died in 1881 still actively illustrating and producing fine natural history books. His stock of unsold copies, unbound text and plates in various states, lithographic stones, drawings and paintings, amounted to nearly three tons. Many of the uncolored pulls from his works have been recolored in the last thirty years, and these are often found on the market. Fortunately, the difference between original and modern color can be discerned by looking carefully at the print. When modern color is applied to 180 year old paper, the application is inconsistent; the cellulose of the aged paper has begun to breakdown and can no longer evenly absorb the watercolors, resulting in a splotchy uneven appearance. All of the Gould prints in Arader Galleries' inventory have exquisite original color. The vastly superior quality of original color can be clearly differentiated from new color by its smooth and even appearance. The inks have noticeably deeper, richer tones. The difference can also be seen in the lovely surface "sheen" that results from the application of gum arabic when the lithograph was first pulled. The hand coloring of engravings and lithographs reached its zenith in the 19th Century. Works that still display their original color are more rewarding to view, and will better hold their value in the years to come.

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        SEASONS

      Greenfield A. Phelps 1845 - First edition. VERY RARE. 12 illustrations Small 8vo, original illustrated wraps. 8 pp Cover and pages are still bright, pages separated at hinge. This children’s book is called a chapbook, a more modern term that derives from the chapmen. Chapmen were pedlars who hawked their goods in towns and villages, and at country fairs. In 1553, Edward VI proclaimed that champmen must be licensed and Chettle, in Kind Hart’s Dreame (1592) wrote that "‘Chapmen are able to spred more pamphlets.then all the booksellers in town.’" Although they sold other wares, too, they always had cheap booklets, sometimes ballad sheets which eventually assumed the familiar form af a miniature booklet, with a paper cover thatusually had a picture. Even Shakespeare, in Henry IV, mentioned the chapmen as did Urquhart’s Rabelais in 1653. With the growth of small printers, miniature editions of old favourites could be printed. While chapbooks were ostensibly designed to help children learn how to read, they often broached adult subjects and were the source of entertainment in families and villages. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        History of the Irish Rebellion in 1798; with Memoirs of the Union, and Emmett's Insurrection in 1803 / by W. H. Maxwell, Esq. , Author of "The Life of the Duke of Wellington, " & C. &c

      London : Baily, Brothers, Cornhill 1845 - Physical desc. : vii, [1], 477, [1] p. , [27] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. Subject: Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805 - Portraits. Subversive activities - Ireland. Ireland - History - Union, 1801. Illustrations: Engravings chiefly by George Cruikshank. Illustrations: Engraved portraits chiefly by P. Lightfoot. Signatures: A4 B-2H8. Referenced by: Cohn, A. M. George Cruikshank, 541. Very good in the original gilt-blocked, half aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with elaborate gilt-tooling. Dust-dulling to the spine bands with minor wear to the panel edges. Remains an uncommonly good copy tight, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 477 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 / by Mrs. Thomson, author of "Memoirs of the court of Henry the Eighth," "Memoirs of Sarah, duchess of Marlborough," etc. - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      London : Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, publisher in ordinary to Her Majesty 1845 - Physical desc.: 3v. : ill., ports. ; 8vo. Notes: With engraved portraits in each volume. Contents: v. 1. John Erskine, earl of Mar. James Radcliffe, earl of Derwentwater. The Master of Sinclair. Cameron of Lochiel.--v. 2. William Maxwell, earl of Nithisdale. William Gordon, viscount Kenmure. William Murray, marquis of Tullibardine. Sir John Maclean. Rob Roy Macgregor Campbell. Simon Fraser, lord Lovat.--v. 3. Lord George Murray. James Drummond, duke of Perth. Flora Macdonald. William Boyd, earl of Kilmarnock. Charles Radcliffe. Subject: Jacobites. Jacobite Rebellion, 1715. Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746. Genre: Memoirs - England - 1845-1846. Very good copies all in the original, elaborately blind-tooled green cloth. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed in matching, gilt-blocked aniline calf with raised bands and gilt-blocked titles; very impressively finished. Remains an exceptional example; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. 4 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Ballads Edited By Bon Gaultier (Sir Theodore Martin & William Edmondstoune Aytoun). Including 3 First Editions, with the Crowquill, the Doyle and Finally That with the Leech illustrations, (with) 2 MS Letters Signed By Sir Theodore Martin

      W.S. Orr, London 1845 - A grouping of the three first editions of this group of satirical ballads: 1) 1845, with the Crowquill illustrations; in the original decorativley blind-stamped and purple-lavender striped cloth, elaborate gilt decoration on spine, cover with gilt title and device, all edges gilt, with the bookplate of Juliani Marshall on the front paste-down (with) tipped-in at front, a letter on Bryntisilio, near Llangollen notepaper dated 27th August (18)87 signed by Theodore Martin, in which he speaks to an inquiry concerning the Bon Gaultier Ballads and rather wryly comments on amusing literature. With chromolithgraphed title pages, black and white illustrated throughout by Crowquill. (A.H. Forrester) light wear, in very good condition. 2) 1849, the first edition which was illustrated by Crowquill and Richard Doyle and (according to a pencilled note) containing 12 new Ballads not in the first; this bound in a larger format, original decorativley blind-stamped red straight-grained cloth, elaborate gilt decoration & rules on spine, cover with gilt title and device, all edges gilt, with the bookplate of Juliani Marshall on the front paste-down, with some wear and rubbing to cloth, some splitting along the spine cloth on the back board side; with the wear, in good condition. 3) 1850 edition, the first illustrated by John Leech and with the different frontispiece illustration; (with) a litter tipped-in at front bearing a small version of the Martin family motto, dated 6th March 1872 signed by Theodore Martin and regarding some very interesting stage and theatre history, especially concerning Madame Riccioboni (nee McRae de Mezieres) and her introudction to Steven Bickerstaff who ".a few years afterwards, had to fly from England to escape the consequences of a charge of the same criminal nature as was brought (most unjustly) against Foote."; again noting ".several new ballads" as being included in the edition; bound in original decorativley blind-stamped green cloth, gilt titles decoratively lettered on spine, cover with gilt title "Balladeer" humorous portrait device & titles, all edges gilt, with a little wear and rubbing to cloth, front inner hinge paper split, consequently board loosened; with the wear, in very good condition; all three volumes contained in a cozily shaped folding marbled-paper lined box, the smaller volume with its own 'bed' within, others resting comfortably above it; box in red cloth and with leather "false" spine, with gilt titles and deocorations, with the bindery stamp of Charles E. Lauriat Co. Boston on the inner hinge of the box; box with some wear and rubbing, spine cover loosening on box; very good condition overall, and an interesting grouping of these ballads by Martin and Aytoun, along with the illustrations of the most famous English cartoonist-satirists of the time and especially nice for the Martin letters concerning his work and researches. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plate 135 - Western Blue Bird

      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.

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        Diable a Paris, Le

      Paris: Publié par J. Hetzel, 1845. - The Devil in ParisWith 208 Wood-Engraved Plates After Gavarni[GAVARNI (pseudonym of Guillaume Sulpice Chevallier), and others, illustrators]. Le Diable à Paris. Paris et les Parisiens. Mœurs et coutumes, caractèes et portraits des habitants de Paris, tableau complet de leur vie privée, publique, politique, artistique, littéraire, industrielle, etc., etc. Texte par MM. George dDe Balzac, Taxile Delord, Alphonse Karr, Méry, A. Juncetis, Gérard de Nerval, Arsène Houssaye, Albert Aubert, Théophile Gautier, Octave Feuillet, Alfred de Musset, Frédéric Bérat, précédé d’une Histoire de Paris par Théophile Lavallée. Illustrations Les Gens de Paris, Séries de gravures avec légendes par Gavarni. Paris comique, vignettes par Bertall. Vues, monuments, édifices particuliers, lieux célèbres et principaux aspects de Paris par Champin, Bertrand, d’Aubigny, Français. Paris: Publié par J. Hetzel, 1845-1846.First edition. Two large octavo volumes (10 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches; 263 x 175 mm.). [4], xxxii, 380; [4], lxxx, 364 pp. Wood-engraved title vignette in each volume, 212 wood-engraved plates (208 after Gavarni and four after Bertall), with tissue guards, and numerous wood-engraved head- and tail-pieces, vignettes, and initials. This copy with a duplicate of the plate facing in Volume I. Music.Contemporary half black hard-grain morocco, ruled in gilt, over black morocco-grain paper over boards. Smooth spines decoratively tooled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt. Marbled edges and endpapers. Minor rubbing to extremities, head of spine of Volume II expertly and almost invisibly repaired, front hinge of Volume I cracked, but sound. Minimal foxing and soiling. Small area of surface abrasion to upper blank margin of plate "Artistes, —6" facing p. 160 in Volume II, where it was once adhered to the facing page. Bookplate ("Bibliothèque de A. Vautrain") on front pastedown of each volume. Overall, an excellent copy."Hetzel’s two volumes are something of a potpourri. There are texts by well-known writers including Balzac, Gautier, Musset, George Sand, and Hetzel himself. There is much detailed information about Paris of a historical, geographical, and statistical nature, but the bulk of the book is made up of essays, stories, and dialogues with Parisian subjects, sometimes documentary in the manner of Les français peints par eux-mêmes (227), sometimes facetious. The illustrations are also heterogeneous. The most impressive are the 208 wood-engraved plates after Gavarni. There are also wood engravings in the text, said by Hetzel to number 800, which are largely the work of Bertall, though Champin, Bertrand, and occasionally Daubigny provided architectural and topographical designs. "The book appeared in part-issues, at the rate of one or two a week, between April of 1843 and December of 1845. The major attraction of Le diable à Paris resides in Gavarni’s plates, which are of even greater interest than the 320 wood engravings of his Oeuvres choisies (207). The engraving is superior for the most part, and they are new conceptions, not versions of his lithographs. He limits himself almost entirely to single figures or pairs, evoked with his usual concentration and psychological subtlety. He had a free hand with his subjects, since his designs are quite unrelated to Hetzel’s text. As usual he arranged them is series, some of which (those devoted to writers and politicians, for example) are largely unprecedented in his previous repertory. He invaded Daumier’s world with success in the fifteen plates of ‘Bourgeois,’ exampled in the self-satisfied worthy reproduced (II, 328). "Other sequences, such as ‘Ceintures dorées’ (II, 104), anticipate the spirit and the subjects of Masques et visages (157). Hetzel’s way of imposing unity on these varied materials was to present them as documents bearing on the Devil’s visitation of Paris. Gavarni’s only contribution to this aspect of the book was a melodramatic frontispiece which depicts his satanic majesty with his foot [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le diable à Paris.

      Hetzel 1845 - - Hetzel, Paris 1845-1846, 2 tomes en 2 vol. grand in-8 (17,5x27cm), LBR6. - Ouvrage illustré hors-texte de 212 gravures sur bois de Gavarni, à l'exception des 4 dernières qui sont de Bertall, ainsi que de 800 vignettes in texte. Exemplaire de premier tirage. On notera l'étonnante diversité typographique en matière d'illustration (encadrements de texte, cul-de-lampe.). Les bois de Gavarni légendés et satiriques constituent une incroyable profusion illustrative, comme une précoce bande dessinée. Reliures en demi-basane brune. Dos lisse ornés de filets dorés et d'une dentelle dorée à la cathédrale en queue. Plats de papier et coins frottés, deux coins du second tome très légèrement pliés. Reliure strictement de l'époque. Quelques très rares et pâles rousseurs. Livre extraordinaire et typiquement romantique, le Diable à Paris réunit des textes à la signature prestigieuse (la philosophie de la vie conjugale de Balzac Mimi Pinson de Musset.) et les dote d'une illustration abondante. Ce type de livre fait suite au succès énorme que rencontra les Physiologies et qui croque des caractères parisiens au moral et au physique. Le premier tome est précédé d'une histoire de Paris par Lavallée et le second d'une géographie de Paris (en fin de volume Statistiques de Paris). Ce tableau de la capitale est des plus intéressants car il précède les grands bouleversements que va connaître Paris sous le second empire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des villes de France avec une introduction générale pour chaque province.

      Paris, 1845 - Sei volumi di cm. 27, pp. 4.600 circa complessive. Figura centrale a ciascun frontespizio, alcune testate, 11 tavole di stemmi in cromolitografia, 87 tavole in rame di vedute di città e una grande carta geografica della Francia ripiegata. Il tutto finemente inciso fuori testo. Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro e ricchi fregi d'ispirazione romantica. Esemplare a carte particolarmente candide e del tutto privo di fioriture. Cfr. Vicaire III, 1159 che cita due tavole in più che nel nostro esemplare non appaiono (sicuramente dall'origine). Preziosa documentazione storica e topografica per l'intera nazione francese (compresa la Corsica), in cui ogni città viene raffigurata e descritta nei suoi aspetti storici e topografici. Opera impreziosita da un apparato iconografico di grande bellezza. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theologische Ethik. Von Richard Rothe. Erste Auflage, alle 3 Bände ( 1845/1845/1848) Zimmermannsche Buchhandlung Wittenberg

      Zimmermann'sche Buchhandlung, 1845 - 1848.. XVI, 430 Seiten, IV, 485 Seiten, 3 Blatt Berichtigungen, VIII 1125 Seiten Orig. Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel. Zustand : Bd.1 - Rückenbezug ( oberflächlich) stärker berieben, der hintere Deckel unten beschabt, Buchblock fest, Gelenke intakt, die überwiegend ersten und letzten Seiten teils altersfleckig, selten stärker altersfleckig ohne Textverlust. Sonst schön textsauber, gelegentlich altersfleckig, altersübliche Bräunungen , gelegentlich sehr feine Bleistiftunterstreichungen. Bd. 2 - Ecken Kanten bestoßen, leicht a. Rücken berieben, Deckel geringf. beschabt, Block und Gelenke intakt, gelegentlich Altersbräunungen - selten stärker - ohne Textverlust o.ä. Band 3 : etwas bestoßen berieben, gelegentlich meist am Blattrand etwas altersfleckig. Gelenke und Block intakt. Selten sehr schwache Bleistiftunterstreichungen 176

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        No. 12 - Buffalo Hunt, Chasing Back

      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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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