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        The Madras Almanac and Compendium of Intelligence for 1845. Compiled from the most authentic sources, and published for the benefit of the Military Male Orphan Asylum.

      Madras: Printed and published by Edmund Marsden, at the Asylum Press, Mount Road, 1845 - Octavo (225 × 148 mm). Contemporary sheep on marbled boards, skilfully rebacked to style with the original label laid down. Slightly rubbed on the boards, part of front free endpaper neatly excised, typically somewhat browned, and consequently brittle in the margins, but overall a very good copy, sensitively restored. 3 hand-coloured plates of signal flags, based upon Marryat's system. First edition. These local vade mecums, annual publications produced using local materials, are inevitably uncommon on the market. Although substantial at around c.700 pages, they have a low survival rate. That they were retained after their supersession is demonstrated by the fact that this copy has the presentation inscription dated in 1849 of the Massachusetts-born missionary and educator of Ceylon, Rev. Daniel Poor, to the title page. Genuinely compendious, covering the civil, military and religious establishments, including salaries; the legal administration; professional regulations, including those for palankeen bearers; post office regulations and charges; ship arrivals and departures; births, deaths, marriages and estates probated within the presidency; this is an excellent source of reference for the understanding of the nature of the British administration in India. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Plantae Utiliores; or Illustrations of Useful Plants,

      Whittaker & Co,, London: 1845 - Employed in the Arts and Medicine. 4to, sold as a collection of 65 plates. Steel engravings, hand-colored, with text describing the plant. Includes olives, melons, water lilies, mushrooms, bread-fruit, many medicinal plants & flowers, including the Swan River daisy.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        An Inquiry Into the Homoeopathic Practice of Medicine

      London J Leath 1845. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Outer spine cracked at joints. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons First Edition Green hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 241pp, + 2pp catalogue.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        This Plan of the City of Quebec by special permission is respectfully inscribed to the Mayor & Corporation of the City.

      Alfred Hawkins, Montreal, New York 1845 - A very rare map of the city of Quebec, by Alfred Hawkins. Born in 1792 in England, he rose to prominence among the civil society of Quebec in the early half of the 19th century. His keen interest in the history of Quebec led to the publishing, in 1834, of his book Hawkins?s picture of Quebec. ?The work contains a history of Quebec from its discovery to the founding of the city, accounts of the various sieges, and histories of the religious establishments and the important buildings.? ?In 1835 Hawkins issued a Plan of the city of Quebec, engraved by William Cumming Smillie. The plan was reprinted in 1840, and five years later it was brought up to date by the city surveyor, Joseph Hamel.?Hawkins?s Plan of the city of Quebec ?and his two directories remain of value to the antiquary, the historian, and the genealogist.?, Size : 480x610 (mm), 18.875x24 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0 Very Good, margins shaved, small tear on the left margin, laid on acid free paper for long term preservation.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Fragment aus dem Orient.

      J.G. Cotta'scher Verlag, Stuttgart und Tübingen, 1845 - 2 Bände. Stuttgart und Tübingen, J.G. Cotta'scher Verlag 1845. Gross-8°. XXXVII S., 344 S.; 3 n.n. Bl., 512 S. Halbleinwandbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Rückenvergoldung. Goedeke XII, 275,3 . - Borst 2155. - Erste Ausgabe. - Schilderungen und Aufsätze seiner Reise 1840 - 1842 in der Türkei und Griechenland. Band 1 schildert die Reise von Regensburg durch die Donau und dem Schwarzen Meer nach Trapezunt, die Länder des ehemaligen Königreichs und Konstantinopel. - Band 2 über den Norden Griechenlands: Athos, Thessalien und den slavischen Einfluss in Griechenland. - Papier vereinzelt stockfleckig. - handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk. Ecken leicht bestossen. Sprache: N Halbleinwandbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Die Gallerinn auf der Rieggersburg. Historischer Roman mit Urkunden. 3 Bände. 2. Aufl. Wien, Gerold 1849. Gr. 8°. XVIII., 1 Bl., 531 S.; 1 Bl. 319 S.; 1 Bl., 292 S., mit 15 lithogr. Tafeln, Hlwd. um 1900 mit goldgepr. Rtit.

      - Schlossar 216 (E. A. v. 1845) - Goedeke VII, 768, 2 - Rabenlechner 120: "Ganz aus dem Rahmen seines sonstigen Schaffens fällt dann ein Roman aus dem 17. Jhdt".- Enth.: 1. Tl.: Die Burgfrau und das Erbfräulein; 2. Tl.: Die Huldigung und die Verschwörung; 3. Tl.: Der Hexenprozeß.- Die Tafeln zeigen eine Ansicht der Riegersburg von der Westseite sowie u.a. Epithaphe, Grabplatten u. ein Portr. v. Elisabeth Galler der Hexe der Riegersburg - Leicht gebräunt u. tls. etw. stockfleckig, sonst gutes Ex.

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        Reuben Ramble's Travels in the Southern Counties of England

      Darton & Clark, London 1845 - (ca. 1845) 8vo. c.p. 8 hand col'd maps, light browning to text and extremities a little rubbed, maps have faint foxing but overall nice and bright, in original card wraps,which are a little grubby and a little crumpled, with later green reinforcing tape to spine, Images on request. very scarce in this format - (publishers' printed wrappers). Rueben Ramble 'maps are costly and difficult to obtain" Booth - Looking at Old Maps. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tombland Bookshop]
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        Alexander Macleay

      London: for the Linnean Society, 1845. Engraving, 243 x 300 mm. (plate size), slight browning yet very good. Fine engraved portrait of Alexander Macleay, after the oil painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence commissioned by the Linnean Society and displayed in their prestigious portrait gallery of eminent naturalists at Burlington House, London. Macleay was Secretary of the Society from 1798 until his departure to Australia in 1825. Macleay was Colonial Secretary for New South Wales from 1825 to 1837, and became the first speaker of the Legislative Council in 1843. He is best remembered today as a man of science, particularly through the Museum which bears his name at the University of Sydney where his vast natural history collection is housed. By 1825 Macleay 'had accumulated what was probably the finest collection of insects then in existence' (Oxford Dictionary of Biography). During his lifetime he was actively involved in the development of the Sydney Botanical Gardens and the Australian Museum. He built Elizabeth Bay House where he developed a garden renowned for its rare plants. Macleay died in Sydney in July of 1848.

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        Historia de la Ciudad de Cadiz / Compuesta por. [a partir del manuscrito original en 4º de 264 hojas útiles, dividido en 6 libros, y su título y frontispicio cual aquí va figurado: "Historia de la ciudad de Cádiz, compuesta por Agustín de Horozco criado del Rey. Ann. Domini CIC. IC. XCVIII (1598)".] La publica el Ecmo. Ayuntamiento.

      - [PRIMERA EDICION].- Cádiz: Imp. de Don Manuel Bosch, 1845.- VIII,311 p. + 15 p.: con 5 láminas plegadas grabadas al cobre sobre numismática antigua gaditana; 4º (24 cm.); Plena Piel Valenciana marrón con tejuelos verdes.- Primera impresión de esta historia de Cádiz, a partir del manuscrito original del siglo XVI, propiedad del Ayuntamiento de la ciudad. Algunas hojas tienen ténues motas de oxido, por lo demás en perfecto estado. Libro en español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        The History of Greece

      London - Whittaker and Co., 1845 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An 1854 fifth edition of the History of Greece by Thomas Keightley. Thomas Keightley(17891872) was a historian, educated atTrinity College, Dublin, who wrote works on mythology and folklore, and, at request of Dr. Thomas Arnold of Rugby, a series of textbooks on English,Greek, and other histories. His History of Greece was translated into modern Greek. Samuel Warren, the British lawyer, novelist and MP, in his Legal Studies, 3rd ed. 1854, highly praises his historical work. Condition: In a faded dark cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, very smart, lightly rubbed in places. Spine and corners are a little worn. Internally, generally firmly bound. Front hinge is a little tender. Cracks to back hinge. Some slight spotting to the pages with some pencil marks in margins. Ink inscription and pencil marking to the front pastedown and free-end paper. Smaller page has been added in before the 'Works by the Same Author' page. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE BUFFON, 19 TOMES (INCOMPLET)

      Administration de Librairie, Paris 1845 - RO40231557: 19 tomes d'env. 400-500 pages chacun. Tome XIX manquant. Sans illustrations. Dos le plus souvent très abîmés, avec manques importants. Certains plats et cahiers se détachant, ou détachés. Texte frais et bien lisible. Début du tome XII très abîmé, avec fortes mouillures et manques en bords de pages, sans altération de la lecture. Oeuvres revues par M. A. Richard, Professeur à la faculté de Médecine de paris. Avec la Classification comparée de CUVIER, LESSON, et des Extraits de DAUBENTON. In-8 Broché. Etat passable. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 508-Histoire naturelle [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HALMATURUS UALABATUS - Black 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. Gould named this wallaby HALMATURUS UALABATUS, and commonly, the Black Wallaby. Now known commonly as the Swamp Wallaby, it was renamed Wallabia bicolor. It is the only living member of the genus Wallabia and is found throughout Eastern Australia. 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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        Audubon's Rocky Mountain Goat, Capra Americana from The viviparous quadrupeds of North America, Plate 128. , Imperial folio edition

      Audubon, John James, New York 1845 - id#: m3m0124H Title: Audubon's Rocky Mountain Goat, Capra Americana from The viviparous quadrupeds of North America, Plate 128. , Imperial folio edition Medium: Hand colored lithograph Artist: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 -- Author Audubon, John Woodhouse, 1812-1862 -- Artist Bachman, John, 1790-1874 -- Author Bowen, John T., ca. 1801-1856? -- Lithographer Size: 27 3/4 inches x 21 1/2 inches Date: 1845-48 Listed by Ilsoon Han condition: very good condition, very good color, no tears or stains Title:Audubon's Rocky Mountain Goat, Capra Americana from The viviparous quadrupeds of North America, Plate 128. , Imperial folio edition The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America In the 1830s, as the final plates were being completed for John James Audubon's monumental 'Birds of America' series, the artist began to gather material for his second and equally ambitious undertaking. Planning to complete the definitive study of American wildlife, Audubon set out to document the animals of North America, and to present them in a format as impressive and sweeping as that he used for his birds. The result of the artist/naturalist's years of field research, travel, and seemingly endless study was the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, the outstanding work on American animals produced in the 19th century. The Quadrupeds, as Audubon envisioned, would complete his record of the animal life of North America. The artist's enthusiasm at the start of the Quadrupeds was unbounded. In 1840, Audubon wrote to his friend and collaborator John Bachman, 'I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs fully able to carry my body for ten years to come . Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman.' This work, with text by John Bachman, was conceived in similar terms as Audubon's Birds of America, viz. as a complete depiction of the quadrupeds of "the British and Russian possessions in American, the whole of the United States and their territories, California, and that part of Mexico north of the Tropic of Cancer;" another project of monumental proportions, this one to consume the last twelve years of Audubon's life. Trekking over much of that territory, Audubon made many studies of the animals in their natural habitats and collected many skins. With the help of his sons John Woodhouse and Victor, Audubon was finally able to start issuing the prints by subscription beginning in 1842, with the first volume of 50 plates published in 1845. The entire work comprises 150 prints in the imperial folio size, each lithographed and hand-colored with such precision and care as to give the fur on the animals a superbly realistic appearance. As the first work on American quadrupeds of this scope and quality, Audubon's second great work is a landmark of American natural science. Overshadowed by the Birds of America, and unjustly unknown, the prints from Audubon's Quadrupeds of North America are considered by some to be even finer and more accurate than the bird prints; they surely are prints of the highest quality and beauty.

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        DENDROLAGUS INUSTUS - Grizzled Tree Kangaroo

      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. Dendrolagus inustus, more commonly known as the Grizzled Tree Kangaroo, is a rare and threatened marsupial found on the Island of New Guinea and is listed on the IUCN Red List. 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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        Plate 108 - Bachman's Hare

      New York 1845 - John James Audubon Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America 150 hand colored lithographs: each 27 ¾" x 21 ½" New York, 1845-1848 In the 1830s, as the final plates were being completed for John James Audubon's monumental Birds of America, the artist began to gather material for his second and equally ambitious undertaking. Planning to complete the definitive study of American wildlife, Audubon set out to document the animals of North America, and to present them in a format as impressive as that he used for his birds. Moreover, despite his advancing age, the great naturalist was determined to make the journey to the American West to personally document the little-known wildlife of the frontier. Following in the footsteps of Catlin, Bodmer, and Miller, Audubon was only the fourth artist to travel up the Missouri River. He arrived there before Christianity, smallpox, syphilis, gunpowder, and alcohol changed the frontier, its native peoples, and its wildlife indelibly -- even if these forces had already made their presence felt -- and his Quadrupeds offer us one of the great pre-Civil War glimpses of the West. The Quadrupeds, as Audubon envisioned, would complete his record of the animal life of North America. Audubon began the project in 1839 from his home in New York, where at first he solicited specimens from his correspondents throughout the east, recommending that animals be sent to him preserved in "good common rum." His assistants in the endeavor were his sons Victor and John Woodhouse, as well as John Bachman, a Lutheran minister who had been the artist's closest friend and supporter for many years. The artist's enthusiasm at the start of the project was unbounded. In 1840, Audubon wrote to Bachman: "I promise you that I will give the very best figures of all our quadrupeds that ever have been thought of or expected I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs fully able to carry my body for ten years to come Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman." By 1841, Audubon had drawn one hundred figures, including thirty-six species, for his new book. It soon became clear, however, that not all animals were available to him in the East, and moreover he was determined to use "drawings made on the spot and not from stuffed museums' moth-eaten remains." He began to plan for his trip west, a journey he had wanted to make for twenty-two years. In March of 1843, one month before his 58th birthday, Audubon set out on the last great trip of his long career. He traveled down the Ohio River to St. Louis, boarded a steamboat bound for the Upper Missouri, and rode as far west as Fort Union at the mouth of the Yellowstone. His eight-month journey was unprecedented in American natural history. The result of the naturalist's years of field research, travel, and seemingly endless study was the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, the outstanding work on American animals produced in the 19th century. The arduous journey, however, took its toll. Still, Audubon managed to complete seventy-seven drawings before failing health kept him from his work. Before his death in 1851, Audubon's sons managed to solicit some three hundred subscriptions for the Quadrupeds. Together, the three men, along with John Bachman, produced an unequaled record of American wildlife, matching the great combination of art and science attained in the Birds of America. Like that series, the Quadrupeds are wonderfully animated, superbly rendered, and beautifully printed in large format. As one reviewer wrote, the American people should be proud, for "in the 'Quadrupeds of America' we have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us."

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        Audubon's Mink, Putorius Vison from The viviparous quadrupeds of North America, Plate 33. , Imperial folio edition

      Audubon, John James, New York 1845 - id#: m3m0123H Title: Audubon's Mink, Putorius Vison from The viviparous quadrupeds of North America, Plate 33. , Imperial folio edition Medium: Hand colored lithograph Artist: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 -- Author Audubon, John Woodhouse, 1812-1862 -- Artist Bachman, John, 1790-1874 -- Author Bowen, John T., ca. 1801-1856? -- Lithographer Size: 27 3/4 inches x 21 1/2 inches Date: 1845-48 Listed by Ilsoon Han condition: very good condition, very good color, no tears or stains Title: Audubon's Mink, Putorius Vison from The viviparous quadrupeds of North America, Plate 33. , Imperial folio edition Body, long and slender ; head, small and depressed ; nose, short, flat, and thick ; eyes, small, and placed far forward; whiskers, few. and reach¬ing to the ears ; ears, broad, short, rounded, and covered with hair ; neck, very long; legs, short and stout. The toes are connected by short hairy webs, and may be described as semi-palmated. There are short hairs on the webs above and below. Claws, very slightly arched, and acute. On the fore-feet, the third and fourth toes, counting from the inner side, are about of equal length; the second a line shorter, the fifth a little less, and the first, shortest. On the hind-feet, the third and fourth toes are equal, the second and fifth shorter and nearly equal, and the first very short. There are callosities on the toes resembling in miniature those on the toes of the Bay lynx. The feet and palms are covered with hair even to the extremity of the nails; tail, round, and thick at the roots, tapering gradually to the end ; the longer hairs of the tail are inclined to stand out horizontally, giving it a bushy appearance. There are two brown-coloured glands situated on each side of the under surface of the tail, which have a small cavity lined by a thin white wrinkled mem¬brane ; they contain a strong musky fluid, the smell of which is rather disagreeable. Mamma, six, ventral. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America In the 1830s, as the final plates were being completed for John James Audubon's monumental 'Birds of America' series, the artist began to gather material for his second and equally ambitious undertaking. Planning to complete the definitive study of American wildlife, Audubon set out to document the animals of North America, and to present them in a format as impressive and sweeping as that he used for his birds. The result of the artist/naturalist's years of field research, travel, and seemingly endless study was the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, the outstanding work on American animals produced in the 19th century. The Quadrupeds, as Audubon envisioned, would complete his record of the animal life of North America. The artist's enthusiasm at the start of the Quadrupeds was unbounded. In 1840, Audubon wrote to his friend and collaborator John Bachman, 'I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs fully able to carry my body for ten years to come . Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman.' This work, with text by John Bachman, was conceived in similar terms as Audubon's Birds of America, viz. as a complete depiction of the quadrupeds of "the British and Russian possessions in American, the whole of the United States and their territories, California, and that part of Mexico north of the Tropic of Cancer;" another project of monumental proportions, this one to consume the last twelve years of Audubon's life. Trekking over much of that territory, Audubon made many studies of the animals in their natural habitats and collected many skins. With the help of his sons John Woodhouse and Victor, Audubon was finally able to start issuing the prints by subscription beginning in 1842, with the first volume of 50 plates published in 1845. The entire work comprises 150 prints in the imperial folio size, each lithographed and hand-colored with such preci

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        Pride & Prejudice, Love and Money, Agatha's Husband

      WINCHESTER, HARPER ETC. 1845 - Three titles bound together. Leather spine & corners, marbled covers. General shelf wear, boards detaching from spine, 1.5" piece of spine detaching, rubbed covers, worn leather, tanned pages, foxing, and worn edges. DATE PUBLISHED: 1845 EDITION: 52+100+140 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plate 138 - Pine Martin

      New York 1845 - John James Audubon Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America 150 hand colored lithographs: each 27 ¾" x 21 ½" New York, 1845-1848 In the 1830s, as the final plates were being completed for John James Audubon's monumental Birds of America, the artist began to gather material for his second and equally ambitious undertaking. Planning to complete the definitive study of American wildlife, Audubon set out to document the animals of North America, and to present them in a format as impressive as that he used for his birds. Moreover, despite his advancing age, the great naturalist was determined to make the journey to the American West to personally document the little-known wildlife of the frontier. Following in the footsteps of Catlin, Bodmer, and Miller, Audubon was only the fourth artist to travel up the Missouri River. He arrived there before Christianity, smallpox, syphilis, gunpowder, and alcohol changed the frontier, its native peoples, and its wildlife indelibly -- even if these forces had already made their presence felt -- and his Quadrupeds offer us one of the great pre-Civil War glimpses of the West. The Quadrupeds, as Audubon envisioned, would complete his record of the animal life of North America. Audubon began the project in 1839 from his home in New York, where at first he solicited specimens from his correspondents throughout the east, recommending that animals be sent to him preserved in "good common rum." His assistants in the endeavor were his sons Victor and John Woodhouse, as well as John Bachman, a Lutheran minister who had been the artist's closest friend and supporter for many years. The artist's enthusiasm at the start of the project was unbounded. In 1840, Audubon wrote to Bachman: "I promise you that I will give the very best figures of all our quadrupeds that ever have been thought of or expected I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs fully able to carry my body for ten years to come Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman." By 1841, Audubon had drawn one hundred figures, including thirty-six species, for his new book. It soon became clear, however, that not all animals were available to him in the East, and moreover he was determined to use "drawings made on the spot and not from stuffed museums' moth-eaten remains." He began to plan for his trip west, a journey he had wanted to make for twenty-two years. In March of 1843, one month before his 58th birthday, Audubon set out on the last great trip of his long career. He traveled down the Ohio River to St. Louis, boarded a steamboat bound for the Upper Missouri, and rode as far west as Fort Union at the mouth of the Yellowstone. His eight-month journey was unprecedented in American natural history. The result of the naturalist's years of field research, travel, and seemingly endless study was the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, the outstanding work on American animals produced in the 19th century. The arduous journey, however, took its toll. Still, Audubon managed to complete seventy-seven drawings before failing health kept him from his work. Before his death in 1851, Audubon's sons managed to solicit some three hundred subscriptions for the Quadrupeds. Together, the three men, along with John Bachman, produced an unequaled record of American wildlife, matching the great combination of art and science attained in the Birds of America. Like that series, the Quadrupeds are wonderfully animated, superbly rendered, and beautifully printed in large format. As one reviewer wrote, the American people should be proud, for "in the 'Quadrupeds of America' we have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us."

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

      Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia 1845 - Original cloth, covers elaborately panelled in blind around blocked central gilt vignettes, text volumes with flat spines blocked and lettered in gilt and blind, the atlas lettered in gilt (splits to joints of vols.I and II, spines chipped at head and foot, extremities rubbed, occasional light dampstaining, damage to edge of cloth on upper cover of vol.V) A fine unsophisticated set of the first regularly available trade edition of the official record of this ground-breaking expedition. The United States Exploring Expedition 'was the first American scientific expedition of any size, charged to "extend the bounds of Science and promote the acquisition of knowledge," and was one of the most ambitious Pacific expeditions ever attempted' (Forbes). The expedition represents 'the first governmental sponsorship of scientific endeavor and was instrumental in the nation's westward expansion. Specimens gathered by expedition scientists became the foundation collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Significant American contributions in the fields of geology, botany, conchology, anthropology, and linguistics came from the scientific work of the expedition. Wilkes's evaluations of his landfalls influenced later U.S. positions in those areas' ( Dictionary of American Biography ). 'The chief fields of exploration in this expedition were the coast of the Antarctic continent, the islands of the Pacific Ocean, and the American northwest coast. In total some 280 islands in the Pacific and adjacent waters and 800 miles of streams and coasts in the Oregon country were surveyed, and 1,600 miles of the coast of Antarctica were charted. After leaving Hampton Roads in 1838, the expedition visited Madeira, the Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, Patagonia, the South Shetland Islands, Peter Island, Chile, and Peru, before proceeding to the Tuamotu or the low Archipelago, the Samoa Islands, and New South Wales. From Sydney, Wilkes sailed into the region now known as Wilkesland. He visited Tonga, the Fiji group, and the Hawaiian Islands in 1840, and in 1841 explored the west coast of North America. Much valuable information is given on the Columbia River, the Willamette Valley, Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Sacramento Valley, and the findings on the northwest coast of America proved timely in light of the dispute with Great Britain over the Oregon Territory. The Wilkes expedition also visited San Francisco bay and the Sacramento River. Crossing the Pacific, Wilkes called at the Philippine Islands, the Sulu Archipelago, Borneo, Singapore, and, rounding the Cape of Good Hope, finally reached New York in 1842, having sailed round the world' (Hill p.662). Cowan p.683; Ferguson 4209; Forbes 1574; Haskell 2B; Hill (2004) 1867; Howes W414, "aa."; Rosove 353; Sabin 103994; Stafleu & Cowan 17646; Streeter Sale 3324. (11 x 7 inches). Text: 64 engraved plates, 8 double-page maps, numerous vignette illustrations (42 steel-engraved); Atlas: 5 folding maps (1 hand-coloured). 6 volumes (text: 5 volumes; atlas: 1 volume), imperial octavo signed in 4s [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expeditions, during the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. (6 volumes, Complete with Atlas)

      Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia and London/Grand Rapids 1845 - Size 11x7.25 inches (275 x 185mm). 6 volumes collated and complete with atlas volume. Original full spotted sheep leather with raised bands, black calf labels with gilt lettering. Moderate to heavy wear (photos available) but still a very presentable set. Binding is tight with the boards still well attached. Overall a very sound binding which is quite rare for sheep bound books of this period. 5th volume has very old pasted numerals and the 6th atlas volume is bound in 3/4 sheep instead of the full sheep of the other volumes. Gilt rolled edges. Volumes are complete with all plates and maps. Moderate foxing to the plates as is usual with this set, text pages clean and unfoxed. Some curious marginal damp staining to some plates (but not to text) Overall a VERY GOOD set in a rare binding. Photos are available of bindings, plates and maps. The Wilkes-led US exploring expedition was the most ambitious scientific undertaking to that date. Its chief areas of exploration were the Antarctic, the islands of the Pacific, and the American northwest coast. The poor condition of many of the expedition ships meant that Antarctic exploration was largely infeasible, and Wilkes sailed southwards in 1839 without his scientific staff. Though charting a series of land-falls and "appearances of land" in the Antarctic, what Wilkes actually saw remains matter for debate. In spite of the poorly equipped fleet, loss of ships and similar misadventures, the scientific work of the expedition was a great success. Indeed, the Smithsonian Institute was established to house and study the expedition's extensive collections, and the Naval Observatory was set up to continue the scientific studies. INCLUDES ATLAS VOLUME. Photos available upon request. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, during the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 With Illustrations and Maps. In Five Volumes.

      Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, 1845 - 5 volumes, medium octavo. Original publisher's brown vertical fine-ribbed cloth, American arms in gilt on front cover and in blind on rear cover, spines blindstamped, lettered gilt and with large gilt anchor at foot. Spines a little worn at head and foot, corners bumped and one corner worn, some marking to sides, small amount of worm to lower outer corner of first few leaves of vol. 2 not affecting text, a good set in unrestored original condition. 11 maps, 10 folding, nearly 300 woodcut illustrations in text including numerous examples of native (principally South Seas) music and sketch maps; tables and appendices, general index at end. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front pastedowns. Third Edition overall. In smaller format than the imperial octavo edition of the same year, this edition was reprinted from stereos of that edition but without the plates or accompanying atlas and with 47 woodcuts substituted for the steel vignettes. The text is complete, with no abridgement; the edition was 3000 copies. Wilkes's expedition explored the American Pacific coasts, the islands of the South Pacific and Antarctica, marking an important step in the growth of American self-reliance. Until this date, the American navy was still using British maps. As originally conceived in 1828, the expedition was merely intended to promote commerce and protect American investments in the whaling and sealing industries in the South Seas. By the time the expedition set off in 1836, its crew augmented with a body of scientists and draughtsmen including Titian Ramsey Peale, Horatio Hale, James Drayton and Alfred Agate (but not Nathaniel Hawthorne who had applied but been turned down), it had acquired the additional desire "to extend the bounds of science, and promote the acquisition of knowledge". Among the expedition's numerous accomplishments were the first rigorous survey of Antarctica, the best map of the California coast to date, a collection of 50,000 plant and animal samples, 5,000 anthropological samples (including clothing and pottery), and one of the finest collections of coral samples in the world, now at the Smithsonian. Haskell 3; Renard 1698. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PATROLOGIAE CURSUS COMPLETUS, SERIES PRIMA, TOMUS XXXII - XXXIII - XXXIV - XXXV - XXXVI - XXXVII - XXXVIII - XXXIX - XL - XLI - XLII - XLIII - XLIV - XLVI: SANCTI AURELII AUGUSTINI HIPPONENSIS EPISCOPI OPERA OMNIA, POST LOVANIENSIUM THEOLOGORUM RECENS.

      J.-P. Migne 1845 - RO40177718: 1504 + 1176 + 1308 + 1155 + 1028 + 945 + 1484 + 945 + 1396 + 872 + 1236 + 842 + 992 + 1004 pages. Tome XLV manquant. Texte en latin sur 2 colonnes, chacune étant paginée. Papiers muets et étiquettes de code collés sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Quelques cahiers se détachant. Manques importants sur certains plats. Quelques rousseurs. Sive Bibliotheca Universalis, Integra, Uniformis, Commoda, Oeconomica, Omnium SS. Patrum, Doctorum Scriptorumque Ecclesiasticorum. Qui ab Aevo Apostolico ad Usque Innocentii III Tempora Floruerunt. Accurante J.-P. Migne. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos satisfaisant. Non coupé Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Brunnens of Nassau and the River Lahn

      London: Published by Thos. McLean, 1845. Folio. Contemporary blue/green moiré cloth-covered boards, expertly re-backed to style with red morocco, titled in gilt on spine, yellow glazed endpapers A fine copy of this charming work A fine series of views of Nassau and the Lahn valley: an area renowned in the 19th century for the curative properties of its bubbling spa waters, and a fashionable destination for the wealthy of Europe. "In this work the Author has endeavoured , as far as was in his power, to combine graphically the characteristic incidents and manners of the country of certain German Spas [Weisbaden, Ems, Langen Schwalbach, Schlangenbad, the Lahn, etc.], with the striking beauties of scenery, whether drawn from the works of Nature or from the structures raised by man. Having gone over most of the ground broken up by Sir Francis Head, he has essayed to do that with his pencil which the former has done so well with his pen." The plates are presented in four sections marked by subtitles and with the salient points of each image explained in the accompanying text. Cf. Abbey Travel 120. (21 3/16 x 14 1/4 inches). 4 leaves letterpress text. Lithographic title printed in two colours, uncoloured lithographic dedication to Apolph, Duke of Nassau, tinted lithographic list of plates with decorative surround and illustrative vignettes, 28 tinted lithographic plates (including 4 section titles), all by and after George Barnard.

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        HMS Dido. (18 Guns) running up Channel, 1845. To the Hon.ble Capt.n Keppel and the Officers of the Ship, this print is respectfully dedicated by The Publisher.

      Messrs. Fores, lith. Day & Hague, Lithrs. to the Queen, ., London: 1845 - Tinted lithograph with beautiful hand color. Fine lithograph of the sloop Brigattin running up channel 1845. Sir Henry Keppel's career in the Royal Navy included several tours to South East Asia & China for service against the Malay pirates, 1st in command of the H.M.S. Dido and later of the H.M.S. Maeander. Inglefield related the story of his two commands in two publications, "The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy" (1846), and in "A Visit to the Indian Archipelago in H.M.S. Maeander" (1853). Published Oct.r 21st 1845 by Messrs. Fores, 41 Piccadilly, corner of Sackville Street, London. 15 3/4 x 11" printed area with small margins.

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        LES PRISONS DE L'EUROPE. Bicêtre, la Conciergerie, la Force, la Salpétrière, le For-l'Evêque, Saint-Lazare, le Chatelet, La Tournelle, L'Abbaye etc .Les cachots de l'Inquisition. Histoire des prisonniers d'état, des Victimes du Fanatisme politique et re

      Administration De Librairie 1845 - Les prisons de l'Europe, Bicêtre, La Conciergerie, La Force, La Salpêtrière, Le For-L'Evêque, Saint-Lazare, Le Chatelet, La Tournelle, L'Abbaye, Sainte-Pélagie, Pierre en Cize, Poissy, Ham, Fenestrelles, Le Chateau d'If, Chateau Trompette, Le Mont Saint-Michel, Clairvaux, Les Iles Sainte-Marguerite, La Tour de Londres, Pignerolles, Le Spielberg, Les Plombs de Venise, Les Mines de Sibérie, Les Sept Tours, Les Cachots de l'Inquisition / Histoire des prisonniers d'état, des victimes du fanatisme politique et religieux, intérieur des bagnes, travaux et punitions des forçats, détails inédits sur toutes les prisons élevées par le despotisme / magnifique édition, splendidement illustrée de gravures sur acier8 parties reliées en quatre volumes grand in-8 ( 255 X 170 mm ) de 340 368 363 326 344 347 348 et 399 pages, demi-chagrin, dos à nerfs ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés ( Reliures d'époque en bon état ). Ouvrage illustré de 32 gravures sur acier en hors-texte. Piqures à certains feuillets, mouillure marginale à quelques feuillets. Exemplaire bien relié dans une reliure décorative. Le Tome VIII contient l'histoire des prisons des femmes publiques. Ouvrage célèbre et recherché, très documenté sur le système pénitentiaire. Auguste Maquet fut le collaborateur favori d'Alexandre Dumas, avec lui il écrira Monte-Cristo, Les trois Mousquetaires, Le Vicomte de Bragelonne, etc. Justice Prison bagne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VINDICIAS DE LA SAGRADA BIBLIA

      A. Pons y Viuda de Calleja - Barcelona, Madrid. 28X18. 1845. 6h+888Pág+14 Bellas láminas. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref 100 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VEDUTE DI VENEZIA

      Ripamonti Carpano, Venezia - Milano 1845 - Moro Marco VEDUTE DI VENEZIA Venezia-Milano, Ripamonti Carpano, s.d. [1845] Album in-4 obl., frontespizio inc. + 16 tavole legatura coeva titolo oro al piatto anteriore Bellissimo frontespizio litografico a colori con veduta di Venezia in ampio cartiglio con il leone di S. Marco. Raccolta di 16 splendide vedute a colori della città incise in litografia su dis. di Marco Moro, protette dalle veline originali. Splendida e fedele coloritura originale. Marco Moro (1817-1855) fu disegnatore, incisore, litografo ed editore molto apprezzato. Nato a Zenson di Piave (Treviso), si diplomò all'Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. La sua prima opera stampa fu il celebre Album Pittorico del Friuli, col quali contribuì decisamente alla diffusione della nuova tecnica della litografia in Italia, della quale fu un vero maestro. Pubblicò moltissime opere di vedute del Veneto ed altre regioni, ma anche lavorì dedicati a fatti di attualità come l'Assedio di Venezia e la Sconfitta degli Austriaci a Mestre.

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        DENDROLAGUS URSINUS - Black Tree Kangaroo

      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. The rare and threatened Black Tree Kangaroo, endemic to New Guinea is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List due to loss of over 60% of its habitat to land clearing and human development. Formally present in south-western Australia, only small populations exist on Bernier and Dorre Islands in Western Australia. It has been placed on the IUCN Red List as endangered. 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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        Dresden von der Brühlschen Terrasse., Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von Gotthold Theodor Thieme (1823 Görlitz - 1901 Plauen) bei Henry Rittner, Dresden.

      Um 1845. - Unterhalb der Darstellung signiert "C.G. Hammer fec." und bezeichnet "T. Thieme del." und "Rittners Buchhandlung Dresden" mit dem gestochenen Titel "Vue de Dresde, prise du jardin de Brühl." Auf Papier mit schwarzem Tuschrand, auf Papier aufgelegt. Prachvolle Vedute mit Blick auf die Katholische Hofkirche mit ihrer Umgebung in Dresden von der Brühlschen Terrasse aus. Der Platz und die Terrasse belebt durch reiche Figurenstaffage und Kutschen. - Hammer, der außerordentlicher Professor an der Kunstakademie ist, zählt nach Bellotto und Zingg zu den bedeutendsten Dresdner Veduten Stechern. Ein großer Bewunderer des Hammerschen Schaffens war Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, der ihn 1810 in seinem Atelier besuchte. - Sehr guter Gesamteindruck. Knickspuren, kleine Einrisse und minimale Fehlstellen. Sorgsam auf Papier aufgelegt. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 46 x 63,8 cm (Darstellung), 52,3 x 67 cm (Papier).

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        Geschichtliche Uebersicht Der Grundlagen Und Der Entwickelung Des Provinzialrechts in Den Ostseegouvernements: Besonderer Theil. I. Behoerdenverfassung, II Staenderecht, (One Volume)

      Drucker der zweiten abtheilung S. K. M Eigener Kanzellei, St. Petersberg, 1845. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text is in German. Text unmarked. Sunning to spine. Moderately foxed throughout. Bookplate on front pastedown. Dust soiling to top edge of text block. Embossed, decorative leather covers and spine. Full leather boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Boards sunned. Boards slightly bowed. Number marked on spine. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 145135.. Additional shipping may be required for this item, please inquire..

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        Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia and Overland from Adelaide to King Georges Sound in the Years 1840-1; sent by the Colonists of South Australia, with the Sanction and Support of the Government: including an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Aborigines and the State of Their Relations with Europeans.

      T.W. Boone,, London: 1845 - Orig. green ribbed & embossed cloth, spines lettered & decorated in bright gilt. The Arrowsmith maps of Australia are crisp. Expertly recased with the original cloth. Portrait of Eyre loosely inserted in front. With an early sketch portrait of Eyre by P. Thomas, and a cut signature as Governor of Jamaica. Drawing upon his experiences overlanding sheep in the 1830's, Eyre applied for the job of establishing an overland route to the west. He was accepted & convinced the committee to open up the land to the north first. In June 1840 the expedition started out but failed. Sending back all but Baxter & Wylie, Eyre set out from Fowlers Bay to cross the Bight. After much hardship & losing Baxter, Eyre & Wylie were saved by a French whaler which gave them supplies to continue. They arrived in Albany July 7, 1841. Ferguson 4031 states "This account of Eyre's explorations contains also much valuable information about the aborigines." Wantrup 133A. Ferguson 4031. There was a secondary remainder edition of Eyre published without any maps that seems to turn up more frequently than this issue with the maps.2 vols., royal 8vo. Pp (ixx) & (1 pp ad), 448pp, frontis & 10 litho plates (&) (iv) ads, vi, 512pp, frontis & 10 litho plates, 8pp ads (undated). Orig. green ribbed & embossed cloth, spines lettered & decorated in bright gilt. The Arrowsmith maps of Australia are crisp. Expertly recased with the original cloth. Portrait of Eyre loosely inserted in front. Volume 1 contains one page of advertisements, for Hodgkinsons' "Reminiscences of Australia" 1846, but not the 8pp of adverts called for in Wantrup 133A (4pp in the prelims, 4pp at the end). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Oregon Question; or a Statement of the British Claims to the Oregon Territory, in opposition to the Pretensions of the Government of The United States of America

      New York.: William Taylor.. First Edition.. 1845.. Black and white folding map, 40pp, 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, original paper wrappers. Edges of wrappers and spine have been reinforced with paper tape which appears to be archival, light creasing and wear; small ink mark on fore edge of title page, 3/4 x 3 inch paper loss to lower right corner of Preface page not affecting the text, occasional ink marginalia, bookplate of Frederick E. Ellis attached to inside front cover, overall good to very good condition. The map has two inkspots, otherwise very good condition. A scarce first edition, in the original paper wrappers. Falconer, a British jurist and explorer, had traveled in the United States and the Republic of Texas, and here sets forth his "argument relating to the pretensions of the American Government to the Oregon Territory" with "additions [that] have been suggested by a work of a very intemperate character, written by Mr. Farnham, and largely circulated in America, which contains statements that I could not have anticipated, and which it is right to notice. The subject itself, unfortunately, has obtained a new importance through the extraordinary conduct of the House of Representatives at Washington in passing a Bill for the Occupation of the Oregon Territory; a measure which, if it should become law, the general Government of the United States is incapacitated to enforce, so long as it shall respect the solemn obligations of an existing treaty...." The folding map shows the area under dispute, with a "Boundary between GB and US" running from the east to the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains. Howes F17. Wheat Transmississippi 463. The Library of Congress lists this title, but no copy of this first edition was found on WorldCat. The bookplate of Frederick E. Ellis, a tireless conservationist who was known as "the Father of Shaw Island" in the San Juans is attached to the inside front cover. .

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        Chess Player's Chronicle, The

      viii+376 pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in period cloth with blind stamped covers with gilt insignia, and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Title in red and green with published 1845 but published in 1844. Volume V. (Betts: 7-1) First edition.The Chess Player's Chronicle, founded by Howard Staunton and extant from 1841?"56 and 1859?"62, was the world's first successful English-language magazine devoted exclusively to chess. Various unrelated but identically or similarly named publications were published until 1902. The earliest chess magazine in any language was the French Le Palamède, published in 1836-39 and 1842-47. In 1837 George Walker introduced an English-language magazine, the Philidorian, that was devoted to "chess and other scientific games". Only six issues of it were published, and it "expired in May, 1838". The Chess Player's Chronicle became the first successful English-language chess magazine. In 1840 or 1841 Staunton bought the fortnightly magazine The British Miscellany and Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1841 it became The Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1843, the Chess Player's Chronicle became a shilling monthly magazine. Staunton "made the inclusion of a large number of games by himself and other leading players of the day a special feature" of the magazine. He also used the magazine as a forum for attacking others. Staunton was the owner and editor of the magazine until the early 1850s, when he sold it to R.B. Brien. O'Brien became editor of the magazine, but was unable to continue its success and discontinued it in 1856 because of financial losses and his own illness. It reappeared in 1859 under the editorship of Ignatz Kolisch, Zytogorski, and Josef Kling, but survived only until July 1862. Thereafter, a number of magazines appeared with the same or similar name (such as Chess Players' Chronicle) appeared. Arthur Skipworth, assisted by William Wayte and Charles Ranken, wrote The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle, which was published in York from February 1868 to December 1871. Skipworth, who had left Bilsdale for Tetford Rectory, Horncastle, and John Wisker became the editors of the new The Chess Players' Chronicle in February 1872. Johann Löwenthal began writing for it in 1873. The magazine ran until 1875. In January 1876, it was succeeded by The Chess Player's Chronicle, whose editor-in-chief was J. Jenkin of Helensburgh. Its editorial staff consisted of Jenkin, Skipworth, Ranken, Wayte, and Andrew Hunter of Glasgow. Billed as a "monthly record of provincial chess", it was published at Glasgow, costing sixpence. Its short run under Jenkin's editorship was marked by xenophobia. The February issue stated that the West End Club had "cleared away the disturbing foreign element which whilom infected the Divan" and referring to Wilhelm Steinitz as "the hot-headed little Austrian". Its third and last issue was published in March. The magazine reappeared in January 1877. It was now under Ranken's editorship, assisted by J. Crum, G. B. Fraser, Skipworth, and Wayte. The first issue apologized for "certain offensive statements and insinuations, seriously affecting the honor of some eminent players", and explained that some members of the present editorial staff had only contributed games and other inoffensive material to it in 1875. Ranken continued to edit the magazine until September 1880. In 1881, the title was enlarged to The Chess Player's Chronicle, and Journal of Indoor and Outdoor Sports, and "the magazine's importance in the chess world was no longer the same". None of these magazines compared in quality with what Staunton had achieved, and the success of the British Chess Magazine, by the turn of the century a superb magazine, put an end to the title in 1902.Condition:Corners bumped, earlier owner's stamp to title, some occasional pencil notations, recased with new end papers else a very good copy.

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        Spermophilus Annulatus (Annulated Marmot Squirrel) [Plate 79]

      Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1845. unbound. very good. Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 21" x 26.5". From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". Minor overall wear and some chipping and tears to edges. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        Encyclopaedia of Practical Carpentry and Joinery : Comprising the Choice, Preservation, and Strength of Materials, Explanations of the Theory and Practical Details, a Complete System of Lines for the Carpenter, Joiner, & Staircase Builder

      A.H. Payne, Leipzig and Dresden, 1845, - TARBUCK, Edward Lance (ed.). The Encyclopaedia of Practical Carpentry and Joinery. Comprising the Choice, Preservation, and Strength of Materials, Explanations of the Theory and Practical Details, a Complete System of Lines for the Carpenter, Joiner, & Staircase Builder, together with an account ofthe Improvements Expected in England and on the Continent, and Illustrations of the Most Remarkable Executed Works. Leipzig and Dresden: A.H. Payne [and] London: J. Hagger, [n.d.] (c. 1845). 4to. (11 1/8" x 8 7/8"), Pp. [1 leaf], [1] - 236, [1 leaf], [i] - xiv, frontis. + 126 full-page plates (sometinted). Original half calf, professionally rebacked. Covers stained and edgeworn, considerable foxing, spotting, and some water-staining, of text throughout. The plates, being printed on a paper much superior to that used for the text, have for the most part fared much better than the text. Previous owner's name (dated 1890) to front endpaper. A good to vg copy. 600.00

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        Laws and Rules of the Sydney Synagogue Beth Yisrael

      Printed at the Atlas Office, by D. L. Welch, Sydney, Australia 1845 - Personal copy of Chief Rabbi Dr. N. M. Adler and signed by him on front wrapper. Gutter split. Some wear. Original pictorial printed wrappers bound into modern-backed marbled boards. Sydney¿s Great Synagogue (known in Hebrew as Beth Yisrael) is a congregation that has a history going back to the 1820¿s and remains of active significance to this day. When New South Wales was founded as a penal colony in 1788, among the 751 First Fleet convicts were at least 16 Jews. Later, a petition to the British Colonial Governor Sir Ralph Darling for a Jewish house of worship was refused. However, by 1832, with the presence of 25 free Jewish settler families, the formal establishment of a congregation arrived. The congregation was punctilious over rules of respectable synagogue conduct. The order of service and religious principles of the congregation were those laid down by the Chief Rabbi of London. The present Rules is exceptionally rare, OCLC lists just one copy worldwide. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album von Nürnberg / Album de Nuremberg.

      München, Georg Franz, 1845.. 24 Stahlstichtafelblätter nach Lange und Wilder, gestochen von Poppel und Rauch. Kl. 8° quer. Privater Ganzleinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Einbandtitel (Nürnberger Album und floralen Blindprägungen.. Mit vorgebundenem Orig.-Broschureinbanddeckelblatt. Neben den bekannteren Ansichten von Nürnberg eine Gesamtansicht der Stadt nach Süden die u.a. eine heranfahrende Eisenbahn zeigt! Hinten kleinere Detailansichten der Vorstadt Wöhrd und auf 2 Tafeln Kleinansichten von Grossreith, St. Peter, Trumenberg, Glaishammer, Dutzenteich und Erlenstegen, Rosenau, Mögeldorf, Alte Veste und Schmaussenbuck. - Die Ecken gestaucht, der Einband leicht berieben, das broschierte Einbanddeckelblatt etwas fleckig, innen durchgehend etwas gebräunt oder stwas stockfleckig. - Selten! Nachgewiesen ist das Werk in öffentl. Besitz: Staatsbibliothek Bamberg und Stadtarchiv Fürth mit wissenschaftlicher Bibliothek.^Vgl. ADB, Bd. 17, S. 647f. für Ludwig Lange.und Chr. von Imhoff, Berühmte Nürnberger, S. 265 für Georg Christoph Wilder. Ein ähnliches Werk von 1837 mit teils gleichen Autoren und Stechern, aber anderem Titel und anderer Kollation findet sich in: Pfister 4301.

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        The domestic dictionary and housekeeper's manual : comprising everything pertaining to cookery, diet, economy and medicine / by Gibbons Merle ; the medical portion of the work by John Reitch, M.D.

      London : William Strange 1845 - Physical description: 4p., xii, 5-456 p ; 22 cm. Subjects: Cookery, English -- Home economics. Text in double columns. Very good copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. 1 Kg. 456 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoir to Accompany a Chart of the South Coast of Arabia.

      [London, Royal Geographical Society], 1839-1845. - 8vo. pp. 125-156 and 103-160 of the Geographical Journal of 1839 and 1845, respectively. With a text illustration and two large folding engr. maps of the South East Arabian coast. Offprints in modern wrappers. Early British study of today's Yemen coast. Captain S. B. Haines had seized Aden in 1839 on behalf of the East India Company, for use as a coaling station for ships steaming to and from India. Appointed Political Agent by the Bombay Presidency of the EIC, Haines served in this capacity (without leave) for the next fifteen years, presiding over Aden’s rapid expansion as a fortress and as a port which by the early 1850s boasted a population of some 20,000. Haines’s deep personal commitment to the revival of Aden’s prosperity ultimately led to his tragic imprisonment in Bombay for debt and to his death (aged only 58) in 1860. But in South West Arabia his name lived on and for decades local tribesmen referred to the inhabitants of Aden as "Awlad Haines" ("Haines’s children"). - Insignificant edge tear to one map, otherwise fine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe, Journal général d'horticulture

      Louis Van Houtte, Gand 1845 - 2057 planches numérotés de 1 à 2481: 1497 planches de fleurs en couleur d'une page, 461 planches en couleur de fleurs sur page double, 6 quadruple page de planches en couleur, et 93 autres planches lithographiques avec texte explicatif . Série complète de ce périodique ( le nombre des planches dans cet ouvrage n'est pas toujours indentique dans les différents catalogues). Les planches couleur sont des lithographies (chromolithographies), dans beaucoup de cas haussé par coloration à la main avec de la gomme arabique. 2057 genummerde litho's, waarvan 1497 volle pagina's in kleur, 461 dubbele pagina's, 6 viervoudige pagina's, en 93 andere. Volledige reeks van dit tijdschrift. De kleurprenten zijn lithografieën, dikwijls bijgewerkt met de hand in arabische gom. Very nice collection of plates of one of the finest horticulture journals of the mid-19th c. The illustrations of the "Flore de Serres" depict flowers and plants for sale in the Van Houtte's nursery. The lithogr. Plates (expertly hand-finished in rich and luminous colours (gum hightened) are examples of the ultimate craftmanship of the Belgian lithographers at the time. Ref. Nissen 2254. 23 volumes. Petites rousseurs éparses, quelques frottements extérieurs, bon état général. Enkele verspreide vlekjes, sommige kaften licht geschaafd. Goede reeks Reliure (signé Peruot - Verstraeten - Gand) demi cuir, dos à nerfs, orné de caissons, titres et tomaisons dorés. Plats en percaline, coins, filets dorés. Lederen banden met nerven, kaften in percaline, versierd met vergulde sierlijsten.

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        Remarks on the Plan of a Railway, from Calcutta to Diamond Harbour, with Spacious Docks at the Latter Place.to Which is Added a Letter to the Directors of the Honourable East India Company, By the Chairman of the Committee of Management

      W H Allen & Co, London 1845 - 3 folding maps, 40pp. re-cased (long ago] with the original printed paper covers laid down, some fading and marks to covers and a small section of the rear cover lacking revealing the card beneath, some pulling away from stitching but all three plans are very clean and remain neatly folded. A scarce ephemeral survival from the very earliest years of railway construction in India. The two plans at the front of the pamphlet are: a) Plan showing the line of the Proposed Calcutta & Diamond Harbour Docks Railway [77 x 40 cm, one small edge tear without loss], b) Plan of the present Calcutta & Diamond Harbour Roadon which it is proposed to construct the Calcutta & Diamond Harbour Railway copied from the Chart of the Approaches to the Hoogley published by W H Allen & Co [38 x30cm]. At the rear is a folded plan, water coloured in outline "Enlarged Sketch of the Harbour Creek shewing the Proposed Diamond Harbour Railway from Calcutta"on a scale of 450 feet to 1 inch. The plans are lithographed by Day & Haghe of London. The need for this railway, approximately 55 miles long, was the very dangerous nature of the final approaches up the Hoogly to Calcutta where sudden violent storms often added to the dangers of the shallow draft over and around sandbanks. By utilising an existing road for the track bed costs were minimized. The appendix comprises a 24pp extract from a report by Major J T Boileau of the Bengal Engineers on the practicality of such a railroad, which he had written in 1837. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recherches historiques et bibliographiques sur les commencements de l'imprimerie en Lorraine et sur ses progrès jusqu'à la fin du XVIII. siècle.

      Imprimerie de P. Trenel,, Saint-Nicolas-de-Port (ma Nancy alla brossura), 1845 - Cm. 22,5, pp. vii (1) 542. Una tavola ripiegata all'antiporta. Solida ed elegante legatura recente in mezza pelle con punte, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro. Brossura originale conservata all'interno. Esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Rara edizione originale stampata in 300 esemplari numerati a mano (ns. n. 75). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        VISTAS DE PARÍS (1845)

      1845 - Impresor: [Paris : Chamouin, rue de la Harpe, c.1841-46]. DESCRIPCIÓN: Colección de 26 vistas grabadas al acero. Las tres primeras marcadas con las letras a,b y c y después del 1 al 23 iniciándose la numeración en la plaza de la concordia. según se detalla más adelante. Medidas: 250 x 325 mm. ENCUADERNACIÓN: Encuadernación holandesa en rojo, lomo con 5 nervios con dorados y título abreviado en dorado. COMENTARIOS: Incluye las siguientes vistas con el título en francés: [a] Nuevo Louvre ( "Nouveau Louvre") [b] Palacio de la Industria ( "Palais de L'Industrie") [c] Lago en el Bosque de Boulogne ("Lac du Bois de Boulogne") 1. Plaza de la Concordia ("Place de la Concorde") 2. Palacio del Senado ("Palais du Senat") 3. Ayuntamiento ( "Hotel de Ville") 4. Fuente de la Plaza Louvois ("Fontaine de la Place Louvois") 5. Castillo de las Tullerías ("Chateau des Tuileries") 6. Iglesia de Saint Germain L' auxerrois ("Eglise St. Germain L'Auxerrois") 7. Palacio Real ("Palais Royal") 8. La Bolsa ("La Bourse") 9. Vista tomada desde el Puente Nuevo ("Vue Prise du Pont Neuf") 10. Arco del Triundo de L'Etoile ("Arc de Triomphe de L'Etoile") 11. Iglesia de la Magdalena ("Eglise de la Madelaine") 12. Escuela militar y Campo de Marte ("Ecole Militaire et Champ de Mars") 13. Arco del Triunfo del Carrusel ("Arc de Triomphe de Carrousel") 14. Vista general [de París] ("Vue Generale") 15. Palacio [Borbón] del poder legislativo y asuntos exteriores ("Palais du Corps Legislatif et Ministere des Affaires Etrangers") 16. El Louvre desde la Columnata ("Le Louvre, Cote de la Colonnade") 17. Cascada y castillo de saint Cloud ("Cascade et Chateau de St. Cloud") 18. Castillo de Versalles ("Chateau de Versailles") 19. Notre Dame, Iglesia metropolitana ("Notre Dame, Eglise Metropolitaine") 20. Fuente de Moliere ("Fontaine Moliere") 21. Columna de la Plaza Vendome ("Colonne de la Place Vendome") 22. Columna de Julio ("Colonne de Juillet") 23. Vista de la cúpula de los Inválidos (Vue du Dome des Invalides"). NOTAS: Excelente y cuidad selección de bellas vistas del París de mediados del siglo XIX, grabadas a partir de daguerrotipos. CONSERVACIÓN:Buena con alguna mancha en margenes y ligeros restos de humedad. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Grande cuisine simplifiée

      Paris, Audot 1845 - In-8°, pleine basane fauve, dos lissée ornée de filets dorés (reliure moderne), XXX pp. de dictionnaire + 10 pp. de plans de table + 405 pp. + 24 pp. de catalogue EDITION ORIGINALE, TRES RARE, de cet "art de la cuisine nouvelle mise à la portée de toutes les fortunes, suivie de la charcuterie, de la pâtisserie, de l'office, des conserves de légumes, et précédée d'un dictionnaire du cuisinier avec 52 gravures". L'auteur fut officier de bouche des ministre de l'Intérieur et de la Marine, du comte de Saint-Aulaire, ambassadeur de France en Angleterre, et ouvrit un célèbre restaurant (le Tourne-bride) dans la forêt de Romainville Vicaire 745 Bon exemplaire, en dépit des rousseurs (nombreuses en début d'ouvrage surtout)

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        Petites misères de la vie conjugale

      1845 - Livre épuisé 26,5 x 18 cm, demi-maroquin vert foncé à coins, dos lisse orné en long de fleurs et filets dorés, non rogné, couv. et dos cons. (Champs), 12 p. n. ch., 392 pp. Réf. bibliographiques : Carteret, Le Trésor du bibliophile III, 48. Condition : Premier tirage de cette première édition illustrée de 50 gravures hors-texte et 310 dessins dans le texte, sur bois, de Bertall. Fort rare d'après Carteret. Belle reliure de Champs, né en 1844, actif de 1868 à 1876. 400g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Madras Almanac and Compendium of Intelligence for 1845

      Madras: Printed and published by Edmund Marsden, at the Asylum Press, Mount Road,, 1845. Compiled from the most authentic sources, and published for the benefit of the Military Male Orphan Asylum. Octavo (225 × 148 mm). Contemporary sheep on marbled boards, skilfully rebacked to style with the original label laid down. 3 hand-coloured plates of signal flags, based upon Marryat's system. Slightly rubbed on the boards, part of front free endpaper neatly excised, typically somewhat browned, and consequently brittle in the margins, but overall a very good copy, sensitively restored. First edition. These local vade mecums, annual publications produced using local materials, are inevitably uncommon on the market. Although substantial at around c.700 pages, they have a low survival rate. That they were retained after their supersession is demonstrated by the fact that this copy has the presentation inscription dated in 1849 of the Massachusetts-born missionary and educator of Ceylon, Rev. Daniel Poor, to the title page. Genuinely compendious, covering the civil, military and religious establishments, including salaries; the legal administration; professional regulations, including those for palankeen bearers; post office regulations and charges; ship arrivals and departures; births, deaths, marriages and estates probated within the presidency; this is an excellent source of reference for the understanding of the nature of the British administration in India.

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