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        Oeuvres très-complètes de Sainte Thérèse. (4 Volumes)

      Paris, France: M. L'Abbe Migne. Very Good. 1845. Hardcover. 4to - 27 x 18 cm.; Full title as follows: "Oeuvres tres-completes de Sainte Therese entourees de vignettes a chaque page precedees du portrait de la Sainte par Th. Blanchard, du fac-simile de son ecriture par Bineteau, de sa vie par Villefore, et de la Bulle de sa Canonisation par Gregoire XV: suivies d'un grand nombre de lettres inedites, des meditations sur ses virtus par le Cardinal Lambruschini de son eloge par Bousset et par Fra Louis de Leon, du discours sur le non-quietisme de la Sainte par Villefore; des oeuvres completes de S. pierre d'Alcantara, de S. Jean de la Croix et du bienheureux Jean d'Avila; formant ainsi un tout bien complet de la plus celebre Ecole ascetique d'Espagne". Translations from Spanish into French are by Arnaud d'Andilly, Mlle. de Maupeou, Dom La Taste, l'Abbe Chanut Villefore, Chappe-de-Ligny, F. Pelicot, J. A. Emeri and others. Volume 1, (10) - 732 pp; - Vie de Sainte Therese par M. Villefore et par elle-meme, La Bulle de sa Canonisation par Gregoire XV, Ses meditation sur le Pate et apres la Communion, Le Chemin de la Perfection et Le Chateau de l'Ame. Volume 2, 702 pp; Pensees sur l'Amour de Dieu, Les Fondations, La maniere de visiter les monasteres, Les lettres, Les avis et la Gloce de Sainte Therese, Un Discours sur son non-Quietisme, et son panegyrique par Bossuet. Volume 3, 760 pp; La plus grande partie des lettres inedites de Sainte Therese, les oeuvres completes de Saint Pierre d'Alcantara et de Saint Jean de la Croix. Volume 4, 640 pp; La plus grande partie des lettres inedites de Sainte Therese, les oeuvres de Saint Pierre d'Alcantara et de Saint Jean de la Croix. Quarter bound with red leather on spine and marbled papers on boards. Gilt lettering and decorations on a 6 panel spine. Previous owner's plate on front paste down - Congregation de Notre Dame Bibliotheque, "Maison des Oiseaux". Evidence of spine labels having been present on lower panels of spine with some surface damage to the leather at same and corresponding damage to the adjacent marbled board paper. Marbled text block edges show some darkening though still retain some of the original lustre. Marker ribbons are present. Corners are rubbed with one bottom corner being bumped. Front joint on volume 4 has a surface tear/crack at bottom of 3 cm. Overall wear is quite minimal. Minor foxing present on the preliminaries with some on the text block fore edge. Digital photos available upon request of any aspect. .

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        Fine long Letter Signed to Inge, 10 pages 8vo on three separate sheets (small pin-holes at the head of each), Tapton House, 24 December 1845.

      - Describing his visit to Spain where he had been conducting a survey with a view to making a railway, and describing in gory detail a bullfight that he had witnessed. George Stephenson had been invited to Spain to examine the proposed line of the 'Royal North of Spain Railway'. He left England with Sir Joshua Walmsley and was joined in Paris by Mackenzie, the contractor for the Orleans and Tours Railway, who showed them his works and accompanied them to Tours, where he presumably left them to continue their journey by carriage. Stephenson was to spend the better part of two weeks, rising at dawn each day, in examining the ground, but in the event the problems which it presented, in particular the need to construct two considerable tunnels, and the failure of the Spanish government to provide practical and financial guarantees, meant that the project was abandoned.Stephenson begins the letter by announcing his recovery from a severe attack of pleurisy [the malady from which he was to die in three years' time] following his return from Spain, and then gives his views on Spain and the difficulties of the terrain. '. it is a lost Country, and I can hardly see how it is to be improved: it is hemmed in by mountains along the Midteranean [sic] and along the Bay of Biscay by the Pyrenees; these mountains are so high and rugged that it would be very difficult ['with' deleted] to make good roads over them. I have crossed the Pyrenees 5 times in different places in order to find out the lowest pass: I rode 30 miles among the mountains just under the Snow ridge; we had an English carriage with us and we had it drawn in situations by bullocks & mules where a carriage had never been before & I can assure you I enjoyed my journey much but rather over fatigued.''We had letters from the Political chiefs from Town to town which facilitated our journey very much. I was 4 days in Madrid & was introduced to nearly all the Grandees in that place. Narvaes the Prime Minister [Ramón Maria Narváez, later Duke of Valencia] is a clever, bold looking man.' Leaving aside the railway problem Stephenson proceeds with his vivid description of the bullfight, which seems to have at once appalled and excited him. This account appears to be in contradiction to Samuel Smiles's assertion (Lives of George and Robert Stephenson, 1874) that he had declined the invitation to attend:'There was a Bull fight at Madrid while I was there - a most horrible affair to witness! I saw one bull kill 3 horses in 5 minutes! when the Bull made the attack upon the horse & horseman he rushed upon him with such fierceness that he lifted both horse and rider from the ground one horn into his heart and the other into his intestines; of course the life was soon out of the horse when the bull immediately made the attack on another: there were about 12,000 people to witness this fight. When the bull has killed so many horses it is then his turn to die. It requires an extraordinary clever man to dispatch him[,] the bull is deceived by rushing at a red flag while the man that holds the sword slips behind the horse & before the Bull has time to turn he rushes his sword betwixt the shoulders & through the spinal marrow. If the mark is well taken the Bull instantly drops - more of this horrible affair when I see you! only think of the Ladies visiting this sight!' He gives his views on the Spanish people before regretfully declining Inge's invitation to spend Christmas with him.'The Peasantry amongst the mountains are a finer race of people than they are ['amongst' deleted] in the large towns. Betwixt the Pyrenees & Madrid the productions of the soil are corn & wine; the latter a penny a bottle! you get as many grapes for a penny as you could eat; notwithstanding all this it is very far inferior to England. .'

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        Commentaries on the Law of Promissory Notes, and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks and Banks and Bankers. With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Cohen 2561

      Charles C. Little & James Brown [and] A. Maxwell and Son [etc.], Boston [and] London 1845 - Original polished sheep, lightly rubbed, a very good clean copy; with the contemporaneous ownership signature of N. Butler, Junior, dated August 1847 First edition of Story's last Commentary, appearing two months before his death and completing his "grand effort to create an American commercial common law suitable both to the needs of the new capitalism and to the values of the old republicanism" [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Donau vom Ursprunge bis Belgrad. 71 Ansichten nach der Natur gezeichnet von J. Alt. Mit erläuterndem Texte. Neue Auflage der malerischen Donaureise.

      Vienna, L. Förster, no year [c. 1845]. - Four series in 1 vol. (2), 8, 8, 8, 8 pp. With 71 lithogr. views. Printed original boards. Oblong 4to. Second edition of this pretty series of lithographed views, first published in 1833, showing the most beautiful cities along the Danube between Donaueschingen and Belgrade, including Regensburg, Straubing, Passau, Linz, Persenbeug, Melk, Aggstein, Dürnstein, Klosterneuburg, Nussdorf, Wien, Hainburg, Pressburg, Gran, Waitzen, Buda and Pest, Peterwardein, Neusatz, etc. - "The plates are unsigned and not numbered. Some plates also exist with French captions, probably prepared for a French edition which never was published. Thus, the French-captioned plates were rather arbitrarily bound in the 'Malerische' Donaureise [.] Apart from the title page, the first and second editions are entirely identical" (cf. Nebehay/W. I, p. 28-30). - Some foxing throughout, as common. One plate (Sigmaringen) has slight, remargined tear (not touching image). Nebehay/Wagner I, 25. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Map of the World on Mercators Projection. New York 1845. Geographical Part engraved by John M. Atwood, NY.

      Ensign,, New York: 1845 - Interesting rolling map of the world on its original rollers. The map is very decorative, with 4 corner vignettes of the peoples and animals of four continents, a border of shells of the world & a border of flags of the world. The corner vignettes depict America, Asia, Europe & Africa. The shell border is composed of 46 different vignettes of shells of the world, which are not merely designs, but portrayals of different shells, making it quite interesting to a conchologist. The map is also surrounded by a border of flags, both country and ship flags, 91 in total. Some of the notable flags include Texas, New Zealand, American ensign, East India Company, China, Cochin China, Batavia, Japan, Birman Empire, Tunis, Morocco, Salee, Tetuan. The western United States has relatively early Western cartography. "Oregon" meets "Mexico" at the "1819 border", north of San Francisco. The western-most named states are Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas & Louisiana, although the United States territory runs to the Rocky Mountains. Texas is recorded as separate from the United States & Mexico both by borders & color. Tracks of explorers include Columbus (1st-4th voyage), Cabot, Vasco de Gama, Drake, Anson, Cook (1st- 3rd voyage), LaPerouse, Vancouver & Wilkes' American Exploring Expedition. Arctic expeditions include Capt. John Ross, Capt Parry (2 voyages), Franklin & Capt Ross again.The Antarctic area is replete with voyages of discovery - three paragraphs describe voyages with dates & descriptions of Cook, Weddell, Crozier & Ross. The coastline is depicted with Wilkes' discoveries. The animals depicted in the "Asia" quadrant are largely Australian, including a kangaroo, joey, swan, spotted dasyure, wombat, platypus, flying squirrel & thylacine. Australia has many notations. Western Australia occupies the western half of the continent, and marked sites include Perth, Swan River, Canning River, Fremantle, Albany, Swan River Settlement. Southern Australia is denoted in a separate color with Adelaide marked. Tasmania & Hobart appear. Port Phillip, Port Jackson and Sydney are marked in New South Wales, which occupies the entire east coast. New Zealand has no settlements noted, but the Auckland & Campbell Islands are noted with discovery dates. Wilkes' 1840 route & landfalls are marked in red. Lithograph in black & tones of blue, red, yellow, pink & green. Modern linen backing restoring old cracks, with old varnish removed, a very professional job. Some brown spotting visible over the Pacific Ocean area. 45.5 x 31".

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        Panorama of London and the River Thames.

      - London, The Illustrated London News, n.d. [1845]. Orig. handcoloured wood engraving [c. 300 x 239 cm] by Smyth. (?). - Attached togh. with "Key to Panorama" in orig. red cloth binding, blind-tooled & lettered in gilt. - Engraving sl. worn along edges & folds, some inkstaines on v° (not shining through); key with a large tear; binding sl. soiled.*Large panoramic view of London as seen from the south with the Thames in the foreground. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plate 126 - Caribou

      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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        Journals of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle Round the World under the Command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R. N.

       London: John Murray, 1845. Second edition corrected with additions (pp. 518, index). Octavo in half polished calf over green cloth, gilt titles and decorations to spine, new marbled endpapers; several engravings in text. Index ends at ?v?, tips worn, p.400/401 stained, discoloured patches on cloth binding. 

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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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        Mental Maladies. A Treatise on Insanity. Translated from the French, with Additions, by E. K. Hunt, M.D.

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1845 - Octavo. Contemporary brown embossed cloth, skilfully rebacked to style. Marginal foxing and browning, cloth a little rubbed, else very good. Ownership inscription of Charles H. Fox, Brislington 1861 to front free endpaper (Brislington House, Bristol, the earliest purpose-built private asylum in England; Fox a descendant of Edward Long Fox, its Quaker founder); later inscription of R. H. Steen, emeritus professor of psychological medicine, King's College, London, and medical superintendent of the City of London Mental Hospital, 1904–1925, presenting this copy to the latter hospital on his resignation, June 1925. First edition in English. "Hunt's translation includes all but the section on 'statistics and hygiene of establishments for the insane, together with the medico-legal relations of the subject' (translator's preface). The translation does not reproduce the plates from the French edition" (Norman). "The first modern textbook of psychiatry. Esquirol's book, compiled from papers and articles published over the past two decades, summarized the experience gained over a lifetime of observation and treatment of mental illness, in which he closely followed the humanitarian principles of his teacher, Philippe Pinel. Esquirol was one of the first to apply statistical methods to clinical studies of insanity. He recognized the uselessness of the traditional terminology for mental illnesses, and created new descriptions and classifications based upon his own observations. He was the first to distinguish between hallucinations and illusions, and between dementia and idiocy; he also provided the classic description of paresis, coined the term "monomania" and distinguished certain depressive states ("lypemanias") from other psychoses. Along with Pinel, Esquirol is regarded as the founder of the French school of psychiatry; his Maladies mentales was a basic psychiatric text for over half a century." (Norman 724). Garrison & Morton 4798 & 4929 (1st French, 1838); Hunter & MacAlpine pp. 731-8; Norman 727. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      PAULIN 1845 - RO30077705: Environ 500 pages par tomes. Titre, auteur, tomaison, roulettes dorées sur le dos cuir rouge. Tranches mouchetées. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944-Histoire de France varia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Du Consulat Et De L'empire, Faisant Suite A L'histoire De La Revolution Francaise, 20 Tomes.

      Paulin 1845 - Édition originale en 20 volumes 1845-1862 chez Paulin éditeur. Belle demi-reliure rouge, dos à nerfs, liserés or. Rousseurs habituelles non dommageables. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du Consulat et de l' Empire.

      Meline, Cans et C., 1845-62, Bruxelles, - Sei voll. in 8° grande, pagg. (2), 823; (2), 835; (2), 572; (2), 548; (2), 600; (2), 693, (1) con vignetta ai frontespizi, ritratto dell'Autore all'antiporta del 1° volume, 2 tavole xilografiche e 10 belle tavole incise su acciaio raffiguranti Napoleone, Eugene Beauharnais, Murat,.; leg. mezza pelle con filetti e tit. oro ai dorsi. Testo su 2 colonne. Poderosa e fondamentale opera sull'epoca napoleonica dal novembre 1799 alla morte di Napoleone a Sant'Elena nel 1821. L'Autore (1797-1877) fu storico e uomo politico francese; pubblicò il primo volume di quest'opera nel 1840, e completò il lavoro solo nel 1862. Questa edizione fu pubblicata contemporaneamente alla prima edizione in Francia. Normali arrossature tipiche della carta ma nel complesso ottimo esemplare. Edizione non comune. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Firmin Didot Frères 1845 - RO40123679: 14 volumes de 500 à 900 pages chacun. Nombreuses cartes dépliables en couleur à la fin des Annales historiques. Dos très abîmés et fendus, avec manques, et cahiers détachés. Plats déchirés avec manques. Signatures en pages de faux-titre. Taches d'encre le le bord de certaines pages du tome II des Annales historiques. Texte frais sur 2 colonnes. Dictionnaire encyclopédique de la France, 12 tomes, de Abélard à Zurich et Zuyderzée. Annales historiques de la France, 2 tomes. In-8 Broché. A relier. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 30-Encyclopédies générales [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Historia de diez años, ó sea de la Revolución de 1830

      Juan Oliveres, Barcelona 1845 - Historia de diez años, ó sea de la Revolución de 1830, y de sus consecuencias en Francia y fuera de ella hasta fines de 1840, con un resumen histótico que abraza los cien días y la Restauración. 7 tomos en 4 volumenes. Traducida, anota y continuada hasta 1846 por A. de BURGOS. I volumen, tomo 1 y 2; II volumen, tomo 3 y 4; III volumen, tomo 5 y 6; IV volumen, tomo 7. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du Berry depuis les temps les plus anciens jusqu'en 1789

      - Bourges, librairie de Vermeil, 1845 a 1847. 4 volumes au format 15x22 cm, superbes demi-reliures cuir bleu, monogrammes "M.S." dores au centre des 1° plats de chaque volume, XC+490, 604, 584 et 630 pages. Complet des cartes, plans et gravures. La carte page 120 du volume 4 a une grande fente mais pas de manque. Quelques rousseurs eparses.Bon etat.

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians: In a series of letters and notes written during eight years of travel and adventure among the wildest and most remarkable tribes now existing. Fifth edition. 2 volumes.

      London, H. G. Bohn, 1845. - viii, 264, viii, 265 pp. With three hundred and sixty engravings, from the author's original paintings (including 2 maps). Small 4to. Red editor's cloth with gilt vignettes on spines and front boards, gilt title on spines. A little bit rubbed and knocked; heads and tails with minor defects; inner joints split, but tight. Armorial "Exlibris Liechtensteinianis" (i.e. Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtentein) on front paste-downs. Only from the 1876 edition on the plates are in colour. The classic work on the Indians of North America, first published in 1841. EN

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        Les Caractères ou les Moeurs de ce Siècle

      Paris: Belin-Leprieur, 1845 - A ninteenth-century edition of La Bruyère's classic work of sarcastic portraiture, in the publisher's deluxe binding (BINDING, PUBLISHER'S) Large 8vo. Frontispiece and 25 engraved plates, illustrations to text throughout. Publisher's full pebble-grained brown morocco, covers blocked in gilt with a decorative floral border, flat spine blocked and titled in gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Roadsters' Album, The

      1845. first edition. A Unique Copy With Henry Alken's Original Pencil and Watercolor Drawing And Etched Proof (Hand Colored by Henry Alken)For the Pictorial Title-PageNEWHOUSE, C[harles].B. [ALKEN, Henry]. The Roadsters' Album. London: Messrs. Fores, Jan. 2nd,1845. First edition. Hand-colored aquatint pictorial title-page [by Henry Alken] and sixteen fine hand-colored aquatints by C.B. Newhouse. Eight pages of advertisements at end.Folio (14 7/8 x 10 1/2 in; 379 x 268 mm.). Sixteen hand-colored aquatints, printed on artboard. Each plate marked, C.B. Newhouse delt. and London: Published by Messrs. Fores, 41, Piccadilly, corner of Sackville St. Jany 2nd 1845. Recently rebound to contemporary style in full dark green morocco. Covers with gilt ruled borders enclosing a decorative gilt border and blind-stamped diamond. Spine richly gilt decorated and lettered in compartments, decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers.A unique copy with Henry Alken's original pencil and watercolor drawing (signed in pencil and marked up in black ink) for the pictorial title-page and a hand-colored etched proof of the title, on the back of which is "To go with the original drawing / The Etched outline coloured by Alken Senr."It is interesting to see the progression from the original drawing through the hand-colored etched proof to the finished published pictorial title."...The Roadsters' Album, a rare and humorous volume of hand-colored aquatints by C.B. Newhouse, an artist who confined himself almost exclusively to scenes of mail and stage coaching and sport driving. The book is an excellent example of Newhouse's work, as his images usually portray the speed associated with the open road, and the calamity or comedy that speed can bring about" (National Sporting Library).At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Messrs. Fores (established 1785-86) "..specialised in publishing and selling the best sporting prints" (Siltzer).Along with Newhouse's Scenes on the Road (1834-35) it would be difficult to find a book which better illustrates the world of coaching as it must have been than The Roadsters' Album. Each aquatint has been expertly hand-colored with a vividness that would be hard to surpass.The Plates:1. Travelling in a Hunting Country - "I hope you are not much hurt, Sir."2. An Unwelcome Fare - "All that luggage by the Mail, Ma'am, quite impossible."3. The Drag is broke and we are on the Bank.4. Is the Bottom pretty sound?5. A False Start.6. Taking an Inside Birth [sic] - "It strikes me we're going to have some rough weather."7. "No time to lose, Ma'am; here's the other coach close behind."8. "Hold hard! You have forgot the lady."9. An Awkward Place in a Frost.10. I'm afraid we have now got into the Ditch.11. The Sleepy Gatekeeeper.12. The Old Grey loosed his Trace again.13. "Quite full, Sir."14. One Mile from Gretna, our Governor in sight.15. An Arrival at Gretna - Overtaken by the Guardian.16. Going to the Moors.Tooley 346. Abbey, Life 407. Siltzer, p. 192. Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints, p.126, no. 4.

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        BIBLIOGRAFIA DANTESCA ossia Catalogo delle edizioni, traduzioni, codici manoscritti e commenti della Divina Commedia e delle opere minori di Dante, seguito dalla serie de' Biografi di lui, compilata dal Sig. Visconte Traduzione italiana fatta sul manoscritto francese dell'Autore.

      Tipografia Aldina, 1845-1846, Prato, - 3 voll. in-8 gr., pp. VIII, 770 (num. cont. per il tomo I e tomo I parte II); IX, 388, (2), belliss. leg. m. pelle coeva con nervi, doppio tass. ai d. e tagli spruzzti. Unito anche il IV tomo, raro a trovarsi e con legatura uniforme, che contiene: Idem, INDICE GENERALE della Bibliografia Dantesca. Bologna, Romagnoli, 1883, pp. (4), 174, (2). Unito: PETZHOLDT Julius, BIBLIOGRAPHIA DANTEA ab anno MDCCCLXV inchoata accedente Conspectu Tabularum Divinam Comoediam vel stilo vel calamo vel penicillo adhibitis illustrantium. Dresda, Schoenfeld, 1880, pp. VI, 90. Unito: Idem, SUPPLEMENTUM Bibliographiae Danteae. Dresda, 1880, pp. (4), 46. Unito: CARPELLINI D. C. F., DELLA LETTERATURA DANTESCA degli ultimi venti anni dal 1845 a tutto il 1865 pubblicata per cura del. in continuazione della Bibliografia Dantesca. Siena, Gati, 1866, pp. (6), XCVI, 116, (2). Oltre all'opera principale del De Batines l'ultimo volume di Aggiunte comprende altre opere di interesse dantesco. La bibliografia del De Batines può considerarsi anche oggi la più importante opera di riferimento su Dante e particolarmente rara essendo stata stampata in soli 250 esemplari per la parte di addenda e soli 500 esempl. per i 3 voll. dell'opera principale. Belliss. esempl. in ottimo stato di conservazione. [160]

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        Scotland Illustrated in a Series of Eighty Views From Drawings by John C. Brown, William Brown, Andrew Donaldson, John Fleming, David M. Mackenzie, W. B. Scott, T. Stewart and other Scottish artists.

      . With Letter-press Descriptions and an Essay on the Scenery of the Highlands by Professor Wilson. London, Dublin, and Edinburgh: A. Fullarton 1845. With 80 steel-engraved full-page plates. 4to. 158 pp. Contemporary half calf..

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        O romanceiro portuguez, ou collecção dos romances de historia portugueza.

      Lisbon, Typographia do Panorama, 1841 and Porto: Typographia Commercial, 1845. - Wood-engraved architectural title pages. Lithographic frontispiece portrait, viii pp., (1 l.), 270 pp., (3 ll.), 4 lithographic plates; vi pp., (1 l.), 260 pp., (2 ll., 10 ll. list of subscribers), 5 lithographic plates. All 10 plates with tissue-paper guards. 2 volumes bound in 1. 8°, contemporary green morocco (only the slightest wear), flat spine gilt, gilt letter, covers with elaborate gilt borders in romantic style within ruled gilt single fillets, milled at head and foot of spine, edges of covers with gilt filets, inner dentelles gilt, pink endleaves with damask pattern, all text-block edges gilt. Occasional light foxing. In fine condition. "F.P.S, V.B" stamped in gilt on spine. 2 volumes bound in 1. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITIONS in book form of the author's most important work. Some parts had appeared in the @Revista litteraria do Porto. The first volume of these narrative poems on events in Portuguese history includes @trovas about the tragic loves of Madalena de Vilhena and Manuel de Sousa Coutinho, which were sources of inspiration for Almeida Garrett in writing @Frei Luís de Sousa.Romantic poet, playwright, and author of fiction, Morais Sarmento (Bóbeda, Chaves, 1807-Chaves, 1870), was also a pioneer of the humorous @folhetim. He was a deputy to the Côrtes from 1837 to 1838.@Provenance: Our best guess as to the initials stamped in gilt on the spine is that they belong to Francisco de Paula e Sousa Villas-Boas. See Innocêncio III, 27; IX, 358.---- Innocêncio III, 214-5 (calling for only 3 lithograph plates in the first volume). See Camilo Castelo Branco, "Inácio Pizarro de Morais Sarmento," in @Espoços de apreciações literárias (Porto, 1865), which also appears in Camilo's @Obras completas, XVI (Porto 1993), 1237-44; Álvaro Manuel Machado in @Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 442-3; J.J. Dias Marques in @Biblos, IV, 1154-6; @Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, II, 54-5. Porbase locates the first volume only, in two copies, one in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, the other in the Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The United Order Of Free Gardeners' Magazine. Volume I.

      Printed & Published by Br. T. Stubbs 1845 & 1849, Macclesfield - Extremeties worn, crown of spine incomplete.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Contemporary cloth, iv, 384, 8p. **Final pagination is "A sermon preached at the Old Church, Leek, before the members of the Moss Rose Lodge of Ancient Free Gardeners, of the Macclesfield District, on Friday, the 29th of August, 1845." **This periodical is not listed in the Union List of Serials. **Robert Cooper, in his "A History of the Ancient Order of Free Gardeners," wrote that this fraternal order is "the only one which seems to pre-date Freemasonry, and one of the most difficult to gain information about." WorldCat does not list this organization or title. The earliest publication of this organization listed by COPAC is an 1861 edition of "Rules." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sporting Architecture

      London: Henry G. Bohn, ca. 1845. Hardcover. Very good. 4to. 97pp. 44 illustrations on full page plates as well as vignettes in text, plus engraved title page and frontispiece. Nicely bound in quarter green morocco, gilt spine title, pebble-grain green cloth. Plates have varying degrees of light spotting and soiling else this is a very good copy in a fine binding.

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        Plate 67 - Black American Wolf

      1845 - John James Audubon (1785-1851) Plate 67 - Black American Wolf Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America New York: 1845-1848 Hand colored lithograph Paper size 27 ¾” x 21 ½” ; 35” x 41” framed 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.” Despite his newly acquired wealth and celebrity, Audubon insisted on executing many of the preparatory drawings and watercolors personally, enlisting a select few to help. The contributors to the project included Bachman, a Lutheran minister who had been the artist’s closest friend and supporter for many years, who wrote all of the descriptions and acted as a scientific editor for the work. Audubon’s two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor, also took critical roles. With his sons, Audubon traveled through the Eastern woodlands, and through Missouri to the Rocky Mountains. Together they collected and drew specimens along the Mississippi, as well as in coastal regions of Florida and the East Coast. As Audubon’s health and eyesight began to fail, the help of John Woodhouse and Victor became increasingly crucial to the Quadrupeds, now a family project. Audubon managed to complete seventy seven drawings before failing health kept him from his work. Before he died 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.

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        HISTOIRE GENERALE DE LA MARINE comprenant les naufrages célèbres, les voyages autour du monde, les découvertes et colonisations. L'histoire des pirates, corsaires et négriers. Exploits des marins illustres. Voyages dans les mers glaciales. Guerres et batailles navales, jusqu'au bombardement de Tanger et la prise de Mogador par le prince de Joinville.

      - Paris, Eugène et Victor Penaud frères, (1845-1853), 17x26, quatre volumes. Ouvages contenants un frontispice en couleur et 35 hors-texte dont 9 rehaussés en couleurs. Reliure en demi percaline verte. Dos à nerfs, rehaussés de filets dorés, titre et tomaison en lettres dorées. Reliures fatiguées et coins légèrement émoussés (envoi de photos sur demande), l'intérieur des volumes est relativement bon, à l'exception de taches de rousseur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire générale de la Marine comprenant les naufrages célèbres, les voyages autour du monde, les découvertes et colonisations, l'histoire des pirates, corsaires et négriers, exploits des marins illustres, voyages dans les mers glaciales, guerres et batailles navales jusqu'au bombardement de Tanger et la prise de Mogador par le Prince de Joinville

      - Eugène et Victor Penaud à Paris, . Quatre tomes grand in-8° reliés, 400, 400, 400 et 398 pages. Le coin du bas du premier plat de la seconde reliure est cassé et absent ( 1cm2) . Nombreuses gravures dont certaines (les uniformes) en couleurs. Non daté, cet ensemble finit par un plaidoyé pour la marine à vapeur, qui date de 1845, les bombardements de Tanger et prise de Mogador sont de l'annee precedente, il est tres probable que l'ensemble date de ce moment-là.Bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Inner-Krain. Zirknitz

      ca 1845. Getönte Lithographie, Platte: 43 x 37 cm. Hübsche Ansicht von dem Zirknitzer See in Slowenien mit Figuren im Vordergrund. Sehr leicht knittrig, kleine Risse im weissen Rand. Zwei winzige Würmlöcher in der Darstellung. Seltene Ansicht! Rare beautiful view of the Lake Cerknica in Slovenia, with Cerknica on the left and figures in the front. Paper very slightly waved, small tears in white margins, two tiny hardly noticeable worm holes in the image.

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        The Royal South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1845

      James Allen, Adelaide 1845 - Octavo, 210, (ii - short title), xxiv (advertisements, last blank) pp., ink stain to fore-edge (not encroaching into margins), overall a good copy in a simple early binding of quarter cloth over marbled boards. Rare early South Australian almanac. This copy has the early owner's inscription for Skinner of H.M. Customs in Adelaide, and he may have been responsible for the ink annotations to the list of Justices of the Peace (p. 55). Notable is the by now standard section on the "Progress of Discovery" which includes the early report of "Captain Sturt's Expedition to the North" of 1844 (pp. 179-185). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brustbild einer Heroine mit Lorbeerkranz im Haar.

      . Aquarell, mit Deckweiß gehöht, über Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Zeichenkarton, links oben signiert und datiert "S. v. Strechine 4. 93.". 22:15,3 cm. Recto im Rand links und verso am Oberrand Reste alter Verklebung. Ein für das Werk der Künstlerin ungewöhnliches Motiv, das jedoch beweist, daß sie auch auf dem Gebiet der figürlichen Malerei Qualitätvolles leistete.. Die Tochter eines höheren Beamten im Zarenreich war Schülerin von L. Willroider (1845-1910) in München und dort anschließend vor allem als Landschaftsmalerin tätig. Von München aus unternahm sie Reisen in ihre Heimat und nach Georgien (Tiflis). Seit 1891 beteiligte sie sich alljährlich an den Ausstellungen im Münchner Glaspalast. Weitere Ausstellungen folgten in Nürnberg, Dresden, Wien, Bremen, Danzig und Berlin. Kurz vor dem Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkrieges zog sie nach Bad Tölz, wo eine Straße nach ihr benannt wurde. Spätestens hier dürfte sie die Maler-Freundin Gertrud Trefftz (1859 - nach 1930) kennengelernt haben. Sie war Mitglied mehrerer Künstlervereinigungen, wie etwa der Allgemeinen Deutschen Kunstgenossenschaft und der Münchner Künstlergenossenschaft. Prinzregent Luitpold besaß eine mit "Tiflis" betitelte Arbeit der Künstlerin.

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        Ã‰tudes de Chiffres Arabes,

      Paris: Librairie Dezobry, E. Madeleine et Cie.,, 1845. avec des Examples et un Grand Tableau Autographiés par l'Auteur. Quarto. Original blue paper wraps, typographic title label to the upper panel. 19 lithographed plates, 10 of them with hand-colour. A little rubbed, some splitting at the spine, light browning, a very good copy. First and only edition, uncommon, OCLC locates copies at BnF, Oxford, Tel Aviv, University of California, Swiss National Library, and Kunstbibliothek - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Interesting study of the morphology of Arab numerals with reference to calligraphy, illustrated with a series of elegant proportional studies lithographed by Villain, and hand-coloured.

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        Études de Chiffres Arabes, avec des Examples et un Grand Tableau Autographiés par l'Auteur.

      Paris: Librairie Dezobry, E. Madeleine et Cie., 1845 - Quarto. Original blue paper wraps, typographic title label to the upper panel. A little rubbed, some splitting at the spine, light browning, a very good copy. 19 lithographed plates, 10 of them with hand-colour. First and only edition, uncommon, OCLC locates copies at BnF, Oxford, Tel Aviv, University of California, Swiss National Library, and Kunstbibliothek - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Interesting study of the morphology of Arab numerals with reference to calligraphy, illustrated with a series of elegant proportional studies lithographed by Villain, and hand-coloured. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels in North America; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia

      London: John Murray,, 1845 & 1849. [together with;] A Second Visit to the United states of North America. 4 volumes octavo (197 × 122 mm) The first in red half morocco, charcoal grey boards, matching endpapers, title gilt direct to the spine, top edges gilt, others uncut; the second in similar style dark brown morocco, moss green boards and endpapers, silk page-markers to all. Both by sometime Roycroft binder John Grabau with his blind stamps. Travels … with large hand-coloured folding engraved birds-eye view of Niagara Falls as frontispiece in volume I, and a large folding hand-coloured map in volume II, together with a colour map of Niagara district, 3 folding lithographic plates, and one engraved plate, diagrams and illustrations to the text; Second Visit … with half-titles bound in. A little rubbed, light browning, but overall very good. First editions, the set of Second Visit, inscribed on the half-title of the first volume; "R. Owen Esq. from the author, June 2nd 1849". Richard Owen (1804-1892), noted English biologist, comparative anatomist, and palaeontologist, who coined the term "dinosaur," and before the 1859 publication of the Origin of Species was a friend to Lyell and Darwin, although opposed to their theories of evolution and uniformitarianism. Records of Lyell's visits to North America in 1841-2, and 1845-6 to deliver the Lowell Lectures in Boston. While there Lyell travelled widely throughout the United States east of the Mississippi and much of Canada, seeing all of the important geological sites, including Niagara Falls, spectacularly represented in the frontispiece to volume I of Travels …. He studied the fossil deposits and posited that the Great Lakes were the remnant of a vast prehistoric sea, travelled extensively through the South, observing the social classes and commenting upon slavery. These volumes followed his groundbreaking work, the Principles of Geology which was an important influence on Darwin in developing his theory of evolution.

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      London: Chapman & Hall, 1845. First Edition; First State. Embossed Cloth. 12mo. D. Maclise, R. Doyle, John Leech, and C. Stanfield. Bound as issued in scarlet cloth embossed in blind with title vignette stamped in gold on the front cover and the spine; light soiling to the covers and the spine is a trifle sunned; this remains a very bright and attractive copy; all edges gold; previous owner bookplate on the front pastedown else contents clean and bright; uncommon First State engraved title page. Eckel 116-8.

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        Poetry and Music of The Book of Beauty for the Queen's Boudoir, 1845

      London: C. Jefferys, 1845. Second Edition. Hardcover. Fair. Second Edition. Hardcover. Folio. 108pp. Front colored gift illustration page left blank, 2 color lithographs and 3 black and white engravings all protected by tissue. Green publishers decorated boards with title on front. Black leather backstrip. Gilt edges. Front hinge loose. Edge wear to boards. Black leather spine is chipped and missing large portions. String attached to spine with old tab and a penciled number 1144 (auction lot?). The 2 color lithographs in front are loose/detached. There are 20 music compositions including songs, ballads, polkas, waltzes, air's, divertisement, and quadrilles. The illustrations are printed in gold and colors, designed and executed in Chromo-Lithography by J. Brandard. Light scattered foxing to music.

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        Scenery of the Devonshire Rivers. With Introductory Remarks. Illustrated by a Series of Sketches and Studies from Pictures in Various Collections, Painted and Engraved by F.C.Lewis. Engraver of Drawings to the Queen.

      Folio, 420x280mm, etched title-page, verso blank, List of Subscribers, verso blank, and 26 full-page etchings on thick paper, half black morocco, pebble-grain black cloth, rebacked and corners renewed, a fine copy.

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        Buffalo Hunt from Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio

      New York: James Ackerman, 1845. A VIVID IMAGE OF A BUFFALO HUNT FROM THE FIRST ILLUSTRATED BOOK DEVOTED TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES OF THE UPPER PLAINS Lithograph with original hand-color 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. His 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 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. The artist's stunning lithographs ranged from portraits to depictions of tribal ceremonies, from the anecdotal to the idealized. 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. But even when Catlin issued the North American Indian Portfolio, just 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, and they have come to hold even greater significance today than when they were first published. This striking lithograph captures the thrill and action of the hunt, as well as the rolling hills and grassy expanses of the Great Plains. "Buffalo Hunt, Chase" represents not only a valuable historical record of the customs of the Plains Indians, but is an engaging and splendid work of art.. Book.

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        Le Jésuitisme vaincu ou anéanti par le socialisme ou les Constitutions des Jésuites et leurs instructions secrètes en parallèle avec un projet d'organisation du travail

      Plon Frères 1845 - In-8 relié, 220pp. Bel exemplaire ayant appartenu à Pierre Janet avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque sur la page de faux-titre. Considéré comme un précurseur du marxisme, Théodore Dézamy (1808-1850) écrit dans le journal Le Populaire, d’Etienne Cabet dont il est devenu le secrétaire. Il se démarquera de Cabet qui cherche à concilier la bourgeoisie aux intérêts des ouvriers, pour appeler le prolétariat à se libérer lui-même. Il va développer les idées matérialistes d’un communisme unitaire. En 1848, il fonde avec Blanqui la Société Républicaine Centrale. Au communisme pacifique de Cabet et au socialisme chrétien de Lamennais, il oppose une doctrine matérialiste et athée qui le porte en grande estime par Marx. L'ouvrage sur le jésuitisme vaincu et anéanti a reçu le suffrage d'Eugène Sue. Belle reliure demi-chagrin de l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Souveniransicht, "Deutsche Buchhändler Börse in Leipzig".

      . Lithographie v. C.C. Böhme u. Fr. Kr ( = Krätzschmer ) n. Liebner, um 1845, 43,5 x 54. Das Mittelbild zeigt die deutsche Buchhändlerbörse. An den Rändern dann weitere 16 Detailansichten ( je 5,5 x 8,5 ) aus Leipzig.: Theater, Augusteum, Rathaus, Paulium, Handelsbörse, Thomaskirche, Hofrath Keil's sonst Löhr's Garten, Johanneskirche, Schützenhaus, Bürgerschule, Waagegebäude, Georgenhaus, Gruners Haus, Schloß Pleissenburg, Härtels Haus und Nikolaikirche. - An der rechten Seite fehlt das schmale Rändchen sowie ca. 1 cm des grauen Hintergrundbereiches ohne den Gesamteindruck des Blattes zu beeinträchtigen. - Sehr selten !

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        Description méthodique du Musée Céramique de la manufacture royale de porcelaine de Sévres, 2 part. en 1 vol. (texte - planches)

      1845 Paris A. Leleux 1845 - 35 x 28 cm - (4)+XV+(1)+456+(4)+8 pgs, 80 planches lithogr. (55 planches en couleur, 6 planches n/bl, 1 planche couleur, 6 planches n/bl, 1 planche couleur, 1 planche n/bl et 10 planches en couleurs figurants des vitraux - table des monogrammes - demi-chagrin à coins - dos à 5 faux nerfs, mors, coiffes et coins frottés - beaucoup de rousseur - mais en tout très acceptable - édition originale de ce catalogue - très lourd! [Attributes: First Edition]

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      [Various places. ca. 1845-1865].. Collection includes three folio volumes, a lengthy manuscript on folio sheets, and two smaller sketchbooks. Hundreds of pages of text. More than 200 total ink and watercolor, ink and wash, or pencil illustrations (see details below). Three bound volumes in contemporary bindings of half leather and marbled boards, one binding covered with sailcloth. Bindings with expected wear, but quite clean internally. Smaller sketchbooks unbound and with wear to outer leaves, but clean internally. Very good overall. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A truly remarkable collection of illustrated journals created by an American sailor, David E. Marshall of Connecticut, filled with outstanding colored illustrations of his voyages and adventures. Marshall had an incredibly creative mind, and developed an alternate persona for himself, "Ned Cleaveland," a.k.a. "Wicked Ned," who becomes the protagonist of some of Marshall's more outlandish deeds, as recounted in these volumes. Marshall was also a very talented draftsman, and this collection is a marvelous illustrated journal of an American sailor's life at sea in the mid-19th century. The illustrations in these volumes are simply splendid, the work of an accomplished amateur artist. Marshall's drawings are wonderful depictions of his service in the American Navy, on privateering vessels, and on whaleships, and also of his adventures around New England. There are well over two hundred illustrations in all, the majority of them full-page and in color. Heavily represented are views of Marshall's travels as a sailor, with illustrations and views of ports and cities in South America, the Pacific (including Tahiti and Hawaii) the Arctic, the British Isles, and scenes around the American Northeast, including his native Connecticut. Several of the illustrations show Marshall's whaling adventures, including vibrant scenes of whale hunting, while many others are beautiful depictions of sailing vessels. Taken as a whole, Marshall's wide-ranging text becomes a series of interlinked stories recounting his adventures over a span of some twenty years, and ultimately explaining what he considers to be his repeated failure to make a success of himself. Included are narratives and poems regarding Marshall's life aboard military vessels and a whaler; a description of an incident involving the privateer, America, at Rio de Janeiro; experiences in Hawaii; recipes for paint and brightwork cleaning; instructions on how to keep a log; thoughts on the Civil War, missionaries, temperance, and hypocrisy; and thousands of lines of poetry, from mini-epics to brief fragments. There is also a manuscript of some 10,000 words, written aboard a Union gunboat on the Mississippi River during the Civil War. Of special note are two versions of a 600-line poem about Marshall's whaling voyage around the world on the ship, Henry. Among the most interesting aspects of Marshall's prose and poetry is his creation of the "Wicked Ned" alter ego, a sort of "evil twin" of Marshall, who spills blood as a privateersman, romances and abandons women, causes chaos ashore, swears to mend his ways, but ultimately returns to his rough and rowdy life. Little is known of David E. Marshall beyond the information he gives us in these volumes. He seems to have been born around 1807 in Milford, Connecticut, and in another volume he copies what appears to be his will, dated 1865, writing that he was born in Milford, and that he still resides there. Marshall continues his double identity in this document, asserting that he is also the "Edward Cleaveland herewith subscribed." Marshall served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Raritan and the U.S.S. Savannah, and also on a Union gunboat on the Mississippi during the Civil War. He was also a sailor on the whaleship, Henry, which sailed out of Sag Harbor, and served aboard a privateer and various merchant vessels. In his 1881 book, RECOLLECTIONS OF CURIOUS CHARACTERS AND PLEASANT PLACES, author and traveller Charles Lanman includes a chapter called "A Story of a Modern Mariner," which is a first-person account of the life of Lanman's friend, David Marshall, though in the book he refers to himself as "Tom Cleaveland." Lanman concludes the chapter by writing that "'Cleaveland' was himself his worst enemy." Adding another dimension to this curious life story, a published print is located at Princeton University, entitled "U.S. Frigate Savannah. struck by a heavy Squall when entering the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, between the hours of 7 & 8, on the evening of July 5th 1856." The illustration was published by Endicott and Company of New York, and is identified as being "drawn by Wicked Ned." Marshall was, in fact, a sailor aboard the Savannah and was on the ship when it visited Rio in 1856. The contents of the various volumes are as follow: 1) Bound folio volume, titled in manuscript, "David E. Marshall of Milford Conn." [205]pp. total, including 101 illustrations, most of them full-page and almost all of them colored. A second manuscript titlepage reads: "Works of Ned Cleaveland." The illustration on the first titlepage is of Poseidon sitting upon a rock, while an American eagle, arrows and olive branches in its talons, flies past in the background. The second illustration in the volume shows a woman, perhaps Columbia, atop a sea serpent. This volume includes a version of Marshall's long poem of his whaling adventures, entitled "Whaleing [sic] Voyage on the 'North West' in the Henry of Sag Harbor in 1846, 46 & 47 by 'Wicked Ned.'" The tone of the poem varies, from elegiac to wistful to enthusiastic. Marshall writes: "And now farewell my dear Sag Harbor girls, for I must bid you all a long adieu as I am bound, a cruise around the world in the Ship Henry. She's a whaleman too. I've had enough of shore. This weary bout I've frollicked very hard indeed likewise so let old women loudly rant and rout about the man who madly drinks, and dies. The times are hard and money very scarce good folks on shore all seem so wondrous sad; To stay on shore would be a foolish farce while on the North West right whale may be had." The text of the poem gives details of the voyage, occurrences on board, ship, and the hunt for whales. Other texts in this volume include sailing instructions, a poem written on board the Raritan and another entitled "Farewell to Cape Horn," as well as verses regarding military battles, including that at Churubusco during the Mexican-American War. The illustrations in this volume include scenes of Marshall's whaling voyage, including a striking illustration of "Monganuea" (i.e. Mount Maunganui, New Zealand), and views of whale hunting. There is also a color illustration of "Lobos Island" (apparently in the Galapagos), done while Marshall was a crew member of the U.S.S. Raritan in 1852. There are a number of riverside and seaside views, including views of Tobago, Panama, Puna, Callao, San Lorenzo at Chagres, Table Mountain on the Cape of Good Hope, and a lovely view of St. Thomas. Several of the views are in and around New England, including a view of the coast of Milford, Connecticut, another along the Housatonic River, near Milford, and a political cartoon entitled "The Present Days of New England." There are also several portraits of figures Marshall encountered, and much more. 2) Bound folio volume, titled in manuscript “Sketchbook of David E. Marshall.” [256]pp. total, including ninety- nine illustrations, most of them colored and many of them full-page. This volume also begins with allegorical watercolors of the United States, represented by the figure of Columbia. As with the previous volume, it is filled with text and illustrations describing and depicting Marshall's travels. The texts in this volume are as wide-ranging as in the previous, and include another version of Marshall's poem about his whaling voyage aboard the Henry. In one stanza he describes a stop in the Pacific to refill their stores: "Now we arrived at Wy-ta-taks fair isle to get our fruit and pumpkins and sour lime, while oranges and lemons made our crew to smile and then we fill'd away for far Northwestern climes, on Mellus banks our sail took in by night stood quarter watches through the darkened gloom hoping next day to see a fish and fight and kill a whale amidst the white sea foam." Another poem is entitled "Last words to the Dead" and was written in Valparaiso in 1851. A long essay entitled "Reminiscences of By- Gone Times" gives a history of Marshall's life through approximately his first forty years. He writes: "As at present I have nothing more profitable to do I shall endeavour to give a description of some parts of my life which otherwise might roll away into oblivion when I am forgotten myself. I am now at the noontide of life and full three quarters of that time have been spent in the service of daddy Neptune. And one half at least has been expended in ploughing up his blue and poetic fields; on board of different ships under different commanders and different employs. And to sum the whole in a small space I can say I have served in vessels from a clam boat to a seventy-four, have been in all capacities in the merchant service, from cook to Captain...." Marshall follows with a lengthy narration, some thirty- seven folio pages long, recounting his adventures at sea. This volume is also filled with marvelous and accomplished illustrations, most of them colored. Foremost is a dramatic colored illustration of a whale hunt, with blood spurting from the whale's blowhole. There is also a dramatic colored illustration of the wreck of the Steamer Independence at Margarita Island off the coast of Venezuela on February 16, 1853. Other views include Sugar Loaf Mountain at Rio de Janeiro, Praya Grande in Brazil, a view of the east side of Maunganui Bay in New Zealand, Payta in Peru, Capetown, three views of Tahiti, three views of Valparaiso, as well as views of Madagascar, Marshall's island, Callao, and illustrations of naval flags of various nations. In the United States there are illustrations of Niagara Falls, Connecticut and Long Island, sailing ships, the Bunker Hill Monument, Stratford Harbor, a view of Sutter's Fort in California, and a drawing of "Culloma" showing the area near Sutter's Fort where James Marshall discovered gold in January 1848. 3) Bound folio volume, including sailing rules and regulations, poetry, journals, and tales. [135]pp. total, including twenty-eight illustrations, most of them full- page. The text of this volume includes directions for keeping a sailing log, instructions on how to polish brightwork, an essay written "At Sea" in October 1856 describing a near- violent encounter between the "suspected privateer America" and a British ship, and another essay regarding life on board a privateer. Twelve pages of manuscript (accompanied by several illustrations) give an account of a few weeks of Marshall's experiences in the summer of 1856 on board the U.S.S. Savannah at Rio de Janeiro. There is also an essay on the Sandwich Islands and the missionaries there, and Marshall's assessment of what he sees as their hypocritical views. Illustrations include Arctic scenes, a view of Trinidad, illustrations off the coast of Brazil, views around Connecticut, and more. 4) Manuscript on loose folio sheets of ruled paper. 47pp. Plus a full-page colored illustrations of a sailor. The first page of the manuscript is datelined: "On board U.S. Ship 'Lampero' River Mississippi Nov. 19, 1862." Other entries are dated February 9th and 25th, 1863. Marshall's essay is a long, rambling disquisition on American history up to that point, the causes of the outbreak of the Civil War and the morality of the argument on both sides of the conflict. While not espousing particular pro-slavery views, he heaps scorn on Northern Abolitionists for bringing the Union to a state of Civil War. For Marshall, the abolitionists are of a piece with temperance advocates and other moralists, and he holds no sympathy for them: "The determination of the Abolitionists, Temperance, and other fanatics to prosecute the present contest to extermination of all who oppose them, the tremendous debt which they have imposed upon the country and suicidal and foolish transactions in Army & Navy have at length aroused the Sons of the States west of the Mississippi, and ere long we shall without doubt hear that they too have seceded and left poor Yankeedom in possession of all the glory." 5) Small sketchbook of tied-together leaves (not bound), containing text and pencil illustrations on a total of [117]pp. 6) Small sketchbook of tied-together leaves (not bound), containing text and pencil illustrations on a total of [22]pp. This sketchbook and the one before it include manuscript text and pencil illustrations, including sketches and details of faces, architectural ornaments, ships, cannons and weapons, navigational tools, landscapes, etc. The text is mostly comprised of poetry and anonymous letters. An outstanding collection of illustrated travel manuscripts from an American sailor who was a talented artist, and who was also possessed of a fertile and imaginative mind. Through his art, prose, and poetry, David Marshall, a.k.a. "Wicked Ned," provides us with an enthralling view of his life and the world. ked_ned.html

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        Die kaiserlich königliche österreichische Marine im Oriente. Geschichtlicher Rückblick auf das Jahr 1840.

      Wien, P. P. Mechitaristen, 1845.. 64 pp. Original printed wrappers. 8vo.. Caesar Vimercati describes his experiences on board of "La Guerriera" during the year 1840 and provides descriptions of Constantinople, Alexandria, Beirut, Saida, Acre, etc. Austrian warships had their first military encounters during the Oriental Crisis of 1840 as a part of a British-led fleet which ousted the Viceroy of Egypt, Muhammad Ali, from Ottoman Syria. Archduke Friedrich took part in the campaign personally and was awarded the Military Order of Maria Theresa for his exceptional leadership: "Es ist allgemein bekannt, daß um diese Zeit, und zwar genau am 15. Juli zu London eine Uebereinkunft zwischen den Repräsentanten der vier Großmächte England, Rußland, Preußen und Oesterreich geschlossen worden war, welche die Bezwingung der maßlosen Eroberungssucht Mehemed Ali's zum Zwecke hatte [ ] ". - Wrappers slightly dust-soiled, brownstaining to paper throughout, otherwise a good copy. - OCLC 797734900.

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        Album von Kissingen, Bocklet und Brückenau. In Stahlstichen nach Original-Zeichnungen.

      Kissingen und Frankfurt, Jügel, 1845.. Querformat 20 x 28 cm. Farbiges Titelblatt und 29 Stahlstichtafeln (vollständig). Orig.-Halbleinenband mit Deckeltitel.. *Schönes Album mit malerischen Ansichten von Bad Kissingen, seinen Quellen und Thermaleinrichtungen sowie seiner Umgebung Brückenau Bocklet, Frimberg, Aschach, Saline etc. Die Anzahl der enthaltenen Tafeln variiert: Engelmann (No. 613) verzeichnet 26 Ansichten; im Handel sind Exemplare mit 24 bis 30 Tafeln bekannt. - Das Glanzpapier der Einbanddeckel ist fleckig und berieben, innen gut erhalten, die Tafeln meist nur an den Rändern etwas gebräunt.

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