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        Recueil sur la liberté de l'enseignement].

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

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

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

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        Reisen in den Savoyer Alpen

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

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

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

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        Map of the Oregon Territory by the U. S. Ex. Ex. Charles Wilkes Esqr. Commander 1841/ Columbia River Reduced From a Survey Made by the U. S. Ex. Ex. 1841 (inset)

      Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia 1845 - Copper engraving in black-and-white, some creasing, but overall a good example. United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842). Sheet size: 25 1/2 x 38 1/8". Inventory#: p678pmat.

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

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

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        Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842 and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-44.

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

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

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

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        Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-44

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Histoire et costumes des ordres religieux, civils et militaires.

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

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

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

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        Encyclopédie Roret Nouveau Manuel Complet Du Sommelier

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

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

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

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        Notice sur les peintures de l'Èglise Saint-Savin

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

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

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

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

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

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        LAGORCHESTES CONSPICILLATA - Spectacled Hare Wallaby

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

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        Petites misères de la vie conjugale.

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

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        Petites miseres de la vie conjugale., Illustrées par Bertall.

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

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

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

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        Proclamation of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. To all the Kings of the World, to the President of the United States of America; To the Governors of the Several States and to the Rulers and People of All Nations

      Published by Wilford Woodruff, Liverpool 1845 - 16pp. Octavo [21 cm]. Wrappers. Previously bound in with other works with stab holes near spine. First leaf detached, but present. Short closed tear to front panel. The 1845 Proclamation of the Twelve Apostles was a controversial document addressed to the kings of the world, the President of the United States, and other authority figures, and clearly states that the authority of God’s kingdom rests with the Latter-day Saints.According to Crawley: "The proclamation declares that the kingdom of God is established on the earth, that its authority rests with the Latter-day Saints, and that all must repent of their sins and be baptized into the kingdom. To the kings and rulers of the earth it says, 'You are not only required to repent and obey the gospel.but you are also hereby commanded, in the name of Jesus Christ, to put your silver and your gold, your ships and steam-vessels, your railroad trains and your horses, chariots, camels, mules, and litters, into active use, for the fulfillment of these purposes.' The American Indians, it asserts, are a remnant of the tribes of Israel and must be educated and civilized, for they are to assist in building the New Jerusalem in America while the Jews rebuild the old Jerusalem. It concludes with a series of one-sentence statements summarizing the fundamentals of Mormonism." Flake/Draper 1512. Crawley 285. British Imprints 25 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Histoire d'un ours,

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

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha

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

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        Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson. ex-lib 7 vols .

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

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        LA SAINTE BIBLE / 4 TOMES.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Das Oktoberfest und die bayerische Nation, um 1845.

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

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        Préocupations statistiques,géographiques,pittoresques et synoptiques du Département des Hautes-Alpes

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

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        COLLECCION DE DOCUMENTOS RELATIVOS AL DEPARTAMENTO DE CALIFORNIAS.

      Mexico: Imprenta de la Vox del Pueblo, 1845. - 70pp., including errata note at the foot of the final page. Modern three quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown. A bit of light foxing. Very good. A very rare and important work on California in the 1840s, by the former representative of the province in the Mexican national congress. Though modest in length Castañares's work is a detailed and significant study of California's resources, Indians, settlements, missions, agriculture, mineral wealth, ports, presidios, and civic structure. He supports the preservation of the Pious Fund, and presciently warns that should Mexico not promote, care for, and defend California, it would fall victim to foreign occupation. "Castañares' account of the rich gold placers near Los Angeles, from which 2000 ounces of gold had been taken in 1843, is perhaps the first account in pamphlet form of mining operations in California. Bancroft devotes nearly a chapter of the fifth volume of his HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA to an account of this book, which he regarded as one of the principal sources for the period 1844-45" - Streeter. OCLC locates only ten copies. Rare on the market, this is the first copy that we have owned. COWAN, p.110. GRAFF 625. STREETER SALE 2503. SABIN 11376. HOWES C224, "aa." BARRETT 467. HOWELL 50:39 (this copy). OCLC 11880194, 651373774.

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        The Tabernacle in the Wilderness; The Shadow of Heavenly Things

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

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        Well-documented Porcelain Platter from a Child?s Doll Dinner Service owned by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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

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        The baronial and ecclesiastical antiquities of Scotland. Illustrated by (...), architect. 1845-52.

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

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

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

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        Nouvelle Suite de Costumes des Pyrenees

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

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        THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY

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

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

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

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        Zigzags.

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

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        HALMATURUS BILLARDIERII - Tasmanian Pademelon

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

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