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        Shinsei Yochi Zenzu [New Map of the World]

      Edo [Tokyo], 1845. Double-hemisphere map, woodblock print on paper with outline colouring mounted on linen scroll, 304 x 1220 mm.; a fine copy in excellent original condition with original paper title label and silk tie. This very attractive double-hemisphere scroll map, surrounded with extensive calligraphic text, was prepared by Otsuki Bankei (1801-1878), a neo-Confucian scholar, and an artist as well as a map-maker. It is based on a French map of 1835; the two hemispheres are about 300 mm. in diameter; the maps are annotated with country and city names, latitude and longitude, and are coloured in outline.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        LE DIABLE A PARIS - PARIS ET LES PARISIENS - MOEURS ET COSTUMES, CARACTERES ET PORTRAITS DES HABITANTS DE PARIS, TABLEAU COMPLET DE LEUR VIE PRIVEE, PUBLIQUE, POLITIQUE, ARTISTIQUE, LITTERAIRE, INDUSTRIELLE, ETC. ETC

      Paris: Publie par J. Hetzel, 1845-6.. Two volumes. Thick quarto. 19th century three quarter crimson morocco, raised bands, spines gilt extra, t.e.g. Profusely illustrated with plates and vignettes in text, the large majority being after drawings by Gavarni. Very shallow snag at crown of one spine, light occasional rubbing at edges, otherwise a large, generally clean, largely untrimmed set. First editions of this ambitious undertaking, featuring contributions by Balzac, Sue, Sand, Stendahl, Musset, Nodier, Gautier, Nerval, and many others, preceded by a general history of the city by Theophile Lavallee. The over two hundred wood-engraved plates are based on Gavarni's drawings, and Ray lauds them as being "of even greater interest than the 320 wood engravings of his OEUVRES CHOISIES...The engraving is superior for the most part, and they are new conceptions, not versions of his lithographs...His designs make LE DIABLE A PARIS the culmination of the Romantic tradition of DIABLERIE, which began with the lithographic albums of the 1820s. It is also the last of the big books of collaborative illustration." RAY 236. CARTERET III:203-7.

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        Piccolo Atlante per gli elementi di Geografia Moderna ad uso delle scuole

      Turin: G. Marietti Tipografo-Librajo, 1845. Small oblong atlas, 150 x 215 mm., comprising 15 engraved maps; stitched in original printed wrappers, spine worn but overall a nice copy in original condition. Scarce Italian teaching atlas, with a world map and 14 other maps including a good chart of Oceania as the final plate. Interestingly, the Australian continent is identified as 'Nuova Olanda' (New Holland) on the double hemisphere world map, an unusual practice by the mid-nineteenth century. The map of Oceania identifies the continent as both Australia and 'Nuova Olanda', with the inclusion of archaic names for the coast of Western Australia derived from the Dutch discoveries of the seventeenth-century, namely 'Terra di Witt' and 'Terra di Nuyts'.

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        CONVERSATIONS ON SOME OF THE OLD POETS

      1845 - [a remarkably fine copy] Cambridge: Published by John Owen, 1845. Original cream wrappers decorated (lithographed) in dark green, red-orange and gold. First Edition of this early first edition by Lowell. The edition consisted of 1000 copies, and within three months Lowell wrote to a friend "You will be glad to hear that the first edition of my 'Conversations' are gone already. I begin to feel rich." (He received ten cents for each copy sold.) Though it consists of his "conversations" (really critical essays) with "old poets" such as Chaucer, these pieces served as a vehicle for Lowell to convey his pleas for the abolition of slavery. The book was published either in December 1844 or January 1845 (Livingston believes the latter), during the very same time that Lowell and Maria White were wed (December 26th) and promptly headed to Philadelphia where Lowell had lined up editorial work with the abolitionist periodical Pennsylvania Freeman. The elaborate lithographed design on the wrapper of this book was, in fact, by his fiancée. (There was a "Second Edition" dated 1846, which extended the text by a few pages.)~This is a remarkable copy, still in the original fragile wrappers and still just about fine (light rubbing, small mark on several preliminary leaves). A note penciled onto the front free endpaper reads "one of the finest copies known," and that is certainly true. Livingston pp 18-19. Provenance: with the tipped-in bookplate of noted collector Frank Fletcher (1870-1954). Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Adventure in New Zealand, from 1839 to 1844; with Some Account of the Beginning of the British Colonization of the Islands (2 Volumes)

      John Murray, London 1845 - 2 Volumes. Vol.I, x, 482 pgs.Large folding map in pocket at end. Vol.II, x,546 pgs. Both volumes have been professionally rebacked with the original cloth laid over, and new headbands. Pale green decorative cloth with faded edges and spines. (see photos) The first 50 pages, including the title page, of volume one have moisture evidence at the bottoms of the pages. The rest of the text is unremarkable. Wakefield, 1820-1879, arrived in New Zealand in August,1839. as an agent and explorer for the New Zealand Company, and was responsible for exploring and purchasing land in the Wanganui area. He was also a supporter of British colonisation of the islands and had entered into local and regional politics by 1853. His father, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, was a British politician,and the driving force behind much of the early colonisation of South Australia, and later New Zealand. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, VOLUME 15. SUTHERLAND, CAITHNESS ORKNEY SHETLAND PLUS GENERAL INDEX

      Edinburgh & London, Wiliam Blackwood and Sons, 1845.. 1845. 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches. SUTHERLAND: folding hand coloured map and 3 plates, 2 hand coloured, pages: general title page, half-title, contents, 1- 227 including index, map slightly age-browned, the black and white plate stained to margins and just affecting the bottom of the image, some pale age-browning and the odd spot to text otherwise good. CAITHNESS: folding hand coloured map, pages: half-title, contents, 1-187 including index, pale offset from map to 2 pages of text, map has pale age-browning, otherwise good. ORKNEY: hand coloured folding map, pages: half -title, contents, 1-230 including index, slight offset from map to 2 pages, some pale age-browning to margins, otherwise good. SHETLAND: folding hand coloured map, pages: half-title, contents, 1-179, offset from map to 2 pages, map slightly browned, otherwise good. General index 151 pages. Bound in half calf, marbled boards, 2 gilt lettered labels to spine, bookplate to first pastedown, (George Dempster Esq). 2 inch crack to top of upper hinge, lower hinge cracked, covers rubbed and marked, covers still firmly attached. A good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        TA., Trajanssäule auf dem Forum Ulpia, im Hintergrund rechts die Kirche Santa Maria di Loreto, , "Rome Colonne Trajane. - Roma Colonna Trajana".

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Bachelier u. Bayot n. Chapuy, 1845, 38 x 26,4 (H).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        The Greece of the Greeks (2 Vols)

      Paine & Burgess 1845 - 2 volume set. Fine binding. First issue. Small octavo. 19 cm. vi, 293p., 300p., corrigenda, 10 lithographic plates, 2 lithographic maps. Bound in beautiful black leather, with 5 raised bands, gilt ruled. Gold lettering. Clean, unmarked pages. Some foxing throughout. Perdicaris was appointed first American Consul in Athens early in 1838and remained in that post until c. 1843. He traveled throughout the country and gives interesting accounts of these journeys in addition to political and social commentary. Blackmer 1284. Not in Smith. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        The Royal South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1845

      Adelaide: James Allen, 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).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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). *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. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Orig.-Halbleinenband mit Deckeltitel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        THE MANSIONS OF ENGLAND. One hundred and forty-six coloured engravings of country seats of the royal family, nobility, and gentry. After original designs by W. Westall, R.A., T.H. Shepherd, J. Gendall, and others

      London, M.A. Nattali, nd circa 1845.. Dated from watermarks circa 1845, Volume I only of 2, 8vo, approximately 240 x 150 mm, 9½ x 5¾ inches, 72 hand coloured aquatints each with title printed beneath and below this the Ackermann Repository of Arts number and date of original publication in that periodical, pages: viii, 136, bound in full crushed burgundy morocco, ornate gilt borders to covers, gilt raised bands, gilt rules, gilt decoration and lettering in compartments, ornate gilt dentelles (turn ins), top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Slightest rubbing to corners, tiny rubbed area to fore-edge of upper cover, two tiny scrapes to lower cover, slight light brown offsetting from some plates onto facing text, a little heavier in places, faintest offsetting of text onto 3 plates, pale foxing to reverse of a couple plates, light indentated line to plate page 115 due to binding crease on facing text page, occasional pale fox spot to text margins, 6 pages have minute closed tear to fore-edge. A very good copy. Only 63 plates listed in the Contents but there are actually 71 of mansions and 1 of Gray's Monument at Stoke Poges as required. The plates were first published by Ackermann in his Repository of Arts. They were then collected together and issued in book form undated with the title "Views of country seats of the royal family, nobility, and gentry, of England" (1830), reissued in 1832, also undated. Later impressions were published as ours with Nattali's imprint. See Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates, No. 13. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A Descriptive Vocabulary of the Native Language of W. Australia by the Very Rev. J. Brady V.G

      Rome: Printed at the Press of the S.C. De Propaganda Fide, 1845. Ducodecimo, 50 pp., imprimatur; an excellent copy in the original plain yellow paper wrappers. Aboriginal vocabulary from Western Australia. A superb copy of this rare and interesting vocabulary of a Western Australian Aboriginal language, designed for use in the Western Australian missions and particularly for the famous Benedictine settlement at New Norcia, north of Perth. John Brady, an Irishman, was persuaded to offer his services to the Australian mission while visiting Rome in 1837. Originally detailed for Norfolk Island, he actually ended up for several years the chaplain at Windsor near Sydney. It was during this time that he first became interested in Aboriginal languages, an interest which he continued after being sent by Bishop Polding to the Swan River settlement in 1843. He established a church in Perth within months, and was soon consecrated as Bishop of Perth. Sailing for Europe to garner support for his fledgling mission, he published his Descriptive vocabulary in both English and Italian versions, before returning in 1846 together with an ill-suited array of friends and supporters, whose attempts at cooperation quickly foundered. Most notable among the group of 27 missionaries who sailed with Brady was the famous Dom Salvado, later associated with the New Norcia mission. Although Brady left Western Australia in 1852 after several run-ins with church authorities, he never resigned his see, and was still Bishop of Perth when he died in France in 1871. This English edition was followed by the Italian version. The two editions of his vocabulary were Brady's only published works, and this is by far the rarer of the two. Ferguson knew this first issue from two copies, his own, and one in the South African Public Library. It is now known to be held in the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia.

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        The Floral Register ; containing figures and descriptions of nearly all tender and hardy plants, which have been lately introduced to, and cultivated in Great Britain

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, circa, 1845. Small quarto, illustrated with over 1900 woodcuts; an attractive copy in contemporary red half roan, marbled boards and endpapers, bumped. A remarkable work, a concise introduction to exotic plant species introduced to England until the early 1840s, with specific notice of plants from all parts of Australia including the new Swan River settlement. Benjamin Maund (1790-1864) botanist and horticulturist, started out as apprentice to Thomas Griffiths a printer and bookseller in Ludlow. In 1815 he bought his own business and moved to the High Street, where he prospered, combining his work as a printer and publisher with his passion for plants; at the rear of the business he had a large garden and was able to experiment with seeds and plants obtained from around the world. Illustrated with 1917 delightful small woodcuts illustrating each of the plants described, this work was based on earlier notes which appeared in Maund's journal The Botanic Garden, an ongoing monthly first published in 1825. Each entry provides notes on the best place to cultivate the specimen (greenhouse, stove, etc.), its native country, season of flowering, colour of the flower and, crucially, date of introduction to England. Such a concise précis is of particular interest regarding the plants native to Australia, with a significant number coming from the Swan River, Van Diemen's Land, Port Jackson, King George Sound and other localities. To cite just one representative example, Maund describes the Splendid Hibiscus (No. 1269) in the following manner 'Stove evergreen shrub, New Holland in 1828, flowers in May, rose-colour… Such is the beauty of this plant, that in its native country, New Holland, it is considered the king of all known Australian plants; its flowers literally covering the shrub.' Given that over 200 of the specimens are from Australia, this work is therefore an important handlist to the study of Australian botany, and especially to the history of the cultivation of Australian plants in England and Europe. Although not dated, the latest date of introduction for any plant we have noticed is from 1842. A second cumulative part was issued some time around 1850.

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        Adventure in New Zealand, from 1839 to 1844; with Some Account of the Beginning of the British Colonization of the Islands (2 Volumes)

      London: John Murray, 1845 2 Volumes. Vol.I, x, 482 pgs.Large folding map in pocket at end. Vol.II, x,546 pgs. Both volumes have been professionally rebacked with the original cloth laid over, and new headbands. Pale green decorative cloth with faded edges and spines. (see photos) The first 50 pages, including the title page, of volume one have moisture evidence at the bottoms of the pages. The rest of the text is unremarkable. Wakefield, 1820-1879, arrived in New Zealand in August,1839. as an agent and explorer for the New Zealand Company, and was responsible for exploring and purchasing land in the Wanganui area. He was also a supporter of British colonisation of the islands and had entered into local and regional politics by 1853. His father, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, was a British politician,and the driving force behind much of the early colonisation of South Australia, and later New Zealand. . First Edition. 8vo. Vg+/No Jacket. Hard Cover.

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        Histoire du magnétisme dont les phénomènes sont rendus sensibles par le mouvement

      Grimblot, Vve Raybois, Nancy 1845 - In-8. [207 x 127 mm] Collation : (4), 49, (3) pp., 1 planche dépliante Demi-basane bleue, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). Relié avec, du même : - Complément au mémoire sur la condensation de la force magnétique à la surface des aimants, inséré dans les Annales de chimie. Nancy, Grimblot, Vve Raybois, 1845. In-8 de 16 pp. - Deux mémoires sur le magnétisme. Nancy, Grimblot, Vve Raybois, 1846. In-8 de 40, (2) pp., 1 planche. - Essai historique sur le magnétisme et l'universalité de son influence dans la nature. Idem, 1849. In-8 de 21, (3)pp. - [titre courant :] Recherches sur la cause du magnétisme par rotation. 53 pp., 1 planche. (parait avoir été publié sans page de titre, le cahier 1 commençant au titre courant. A la fin : Nancy, imprimerie de Raybois). - Exposition de la doctrine magnétique ou traité philosophique, historique et critique du magnétisme. Nancy, Grimblot, Vve Raybois, Paris, Baillière, 1852. In-8 de VIII, 320 pp., 4 planches dépliantes. Certains de ces textes ont été publiés dans les Mémoires de la Société des sciences de Nancy. Le dernier reprend l'essentiel des travaux de Duhaldat, l'année de sa mort. Il écrit dans la préface que Gay-Lussac et Arago ont insérés dans les Comptes-Rendus de l'Académie des sciences l'analyse de ses travaux, mais que Regnauld, par la suite, n'a jamais voulu publier le moindre article mais qu'il a reçu les encouragements de Becquerel, Faraday, Pouillet et Quetelet. Le physicien Charles Nicolas Alexandre Haldat du Lys (Bourmont, Lorraine, 1770 -1852) participa au rétablissement de l'Académie de Nancy. Un appareil hydrostatique qu'il inventa porte aujourd'hui son nom. Bon exemplaire de ces publications rares. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        Galleria Storica dell'Italia Contenente in Cento Intagli Miniati i Fatti Piu Notabili Avvenuti nel Corso di X Secoli Illustrati di Descrizioni e Notizie (Two Volumes)

      Firenze: David Passigli, 1845-6. First Edition. Full Morocco. Near Fine. Uncommon title with 100 bright and hand-colored plates depicting major figures and events of Italian history. Each plate accompanies generally eight to twelve text pages relating a tale or biography of the figure(s) depicted. The articles are ornamented with lovely ornate borders which vary in color and design from one piece to the next. The work itself was issued at a time when Italian consciousness was finally being roused with the first rumblings for unification, which would finally come to fruition two decades later, but it is significant that in this work the heros and heroines highlighted come from all over the Italian peninsula, including Naples, Venice, etc. then separate kingdoms, principalities, or under Austrian or Church control. The beauty and scale of this two volume set ensured that it would be treasured and also that it would be lovingly consulted repeatedly to learn about or re-acquiant oneself with the rich heritage of Italian legends. The plates themselves are colored in an interesting manner, with the background and secondary characters and scenery colored lightly, with a thin layer, and the focal point featuring deeper colors, enriched with gum arabic, and the effect of this two-fold approach is to render almost a depth of field. This copy of the set is clean throughout, with both the plates and text leaves nearly spotless. The red morocco was bound by Stikeman & Co. of New York. It has some rubbing along the joints and edges, with heavier wear in the corners. Nonetheless the binding remains handsome and complements well the luxuriance of the content.

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        Vaterländische Geschichten und Denkwürdigkeiten der Vorzeit

      - Mit vielen Abbildungen von Städten, Flecken, Dörfern, Burgen, Schlössern, Klöstern, Kirchen, Alterthümern u. der Lande Braunschweig und Hannover, größtentheils, wie dieselben vor 200 Jahren sich darstellten, nebst Portraits und andern nöthig erachteten Veranschaulichungen. 3. Jahrgang. Meinecke, Braunschweig, 1845. IV/384 S. sowie 34 lithogr. Tafeln., original Pappband der Zeit. (berieben u. bst./oberes Kapital fehlt/NaV./etwas fl.) Vollständiges Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Albany

      New York and Philadelphia: William Wade and William Croome, 1845. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine. 148 by 5.5 inches. The first edition of this famous folding panorama of the Hudson river, showing both banks, beginning at Albany and ending at Manhattan. At more than 12 feet long, Wade and Croome's Panorama is one of the most impressive feats of mid-19th century cartography, with buildings, landmarks, and vegetation shown in remarkable detail. 'This novel and interesting plan of the beautiful and romantic Hudson represents the stream (having various river craft upon its surface), with a spirited and accurate continuous view of each bank, as seen by the traveler from the middle of the river. The counties, cities, towns, villages, landing places, etc.,...are delineated. The whole [is] engraved in the best manner on copper, and carefully colored...The merit and accuracy of the work may be imagined from the fact that Mr. Wade spent an entire season of travel upon the river to take the necessary views of the extended shore on both sides.'--Wiley and Putnam's Literary News-Letter, July 1845. References: Sabin 33519 (title incorrect); Stokes and Haskell, American Historical Prints, P. 1844, E-59m. First edition, with full period handcolor. An excellent copy, with minor wear to the folds and little foxing. Skillfully, almost invisibly, rebacked; endpaper replaced with matching paper of the period; new ties, one repair to map fold.

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        Australia, from Port Macquarie to Moreton Bay ; with Descriptions of the Natives, their Manners and Customs

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1845. Octavo, with a frontispiece, six lithographed plates and a full-page map; a very good copy bearing the bookplate of Royal Society member Henry Beaufoy; contemporary polished calf with gilt spine (quite rubbed with some loss at the tail) with gilt lettered morocco label, matching marbled edges and endpapers. A lovely copy of Clement Hodgkinson's account of the rich lands and northern rivers of New South Wales and southern Queensland. This and the earlier narrative of Oxley are the two great accounts of this region, and both were keen observers of local Aboriginal life, making it a notable and detailed record of Aboriginal life before the disruption brought by extensive European settlement and land-clearing. Between 1840 and 1842 the government of New South Wales contracted Hodgkinson, a promising young engineer and surveyor, to explore and chart the northern river lands between Port Macquarie and Moreton Bay. His expedition was the first extensive exploration of the area since its discovery by Oxley over twenty years previously. In 1843 Hodgkinson returned to England where he published this account. After several years working as an engineer in Europe, he returned to Australia in 1851 and joined the Surveyor-General's office in Victoria where he settled until his passing in 1893. Wantrup notes the significance of this book and the scarcity of copies in fine condition: 'It is an interesting work, one of very few books relating to the exploration of this part of northern New South Wales, and it makes a suitable companion to the other Boone explorers… In fine original condition it is very scarce since the cloth is prone to splitting and fading and the text and plates often suffer from heavy foxing'. Hodgkinson's book is readable throughout, with engaging accounts of his interactions with local Aboriginal peoples who assisted the party. In this regard the beautifully lithographed plates are of special interest, and include a corroboree, a war-dance, kangaroo hunting and a tense stand-off between two groups of heavily armed warriors. One exceptional plate depicts fishing waist deep with three-pronged spears in the Bellingen River, an evocative record of indigenous life in this unusually rich and abundant landscape.

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        Die Harzmalerei der Alten. Ein Versuch zur Einführung einer, weit mehr Vortheile als Oel-, Wachs-, Fresco- und Temperawasser-Malerei gewährenden und sowohl zu Wand- als zu Staffelei-Gemälden von allen Größen brauchbaren Malerei, nach dem Beispiele der Alten, sowie zur Verbesserung der Fundamente, und zur Ausbildung der Farbengebung nach Göthe's Farbenlehre etc. Mit gest. Frontispiz (Porträt Winkelmann nach Angelika Kaufmann). Leipzig, Fr. Fleischer, 1839. 8vo. (20,0 x 15,9 cm). XII, 232 S. Hellvioletter Pappband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägter floraler Bordüre mit Eckfleurons auf beiden Deckeln.

      . . Einzige Ausgabe. - Im ersten Teil liefert Knirim eine "Untersuchung der alten Maler-Technik, und Feststellung einer gewissen Harzmalerei als Hauptgattung", wobei er sich mit ägyptischer, griechischer u. römischer Malerei auseinandersetzt. Er behandelt auch die "Entartung" der Harzmalerei im Mittelalter sowie deren Verwandtschaft mit der Malerei der Brüder van Eyck. Die 5 Kapitel des zweiten Teiles (ab S. 149) stellen die Vorbereitung des Malgrundes, die Pigmente, die Bindemittel, die Farbengebung sowie die Firnisse vor. - 1845 publizierte Knirim noch das Werk "Die endlich entdeckte wahre Maler-Technik des klassischen Alterthums und des Mittelalters". Schießl 459. - Engelmann S. 195. - UCBA I, S. 1005. - Rücken verfärbt, Ecken u. Kanten bestoßen, Deckel etwas berieben. Leicht gebräunt.

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        The Present State and Prospects of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales

      Dublin: William Curry, 1845. Octavo, frontispiece and occasional vignettes; contemporary ownership inscription to the title-page, moderate foxing yet very good in original brown blind-blocked cloth (expertly rebacked retaining lettering portion of the original backstrip). The first edition, published in Dublin, of a scarce Port Phillip account in unusually attractive condition. A guide to Port Phillip and the rich grazing lands of 'Australia Felix' by Charles Griffith (1808-1863), an Irish pastoralist who later served on the Victorian Legislative Council. The aim of this book is an unbiased and informative account of the colony for future settlers, and in this respect the author is critical of the government with regard to the rights and tenures of the squatters. Griffith wrote most of his book in the bush 'to divert the solitude of an Australian hut' and apologises that some issues may have assumed undue importance due to his isolation. The book was finished for publication while visiting Dublin in 1844 and Griffith later returned to Australia to pursue a career in parliament. The Present State and Prospects of the Port Phillip District describes conditions both in the city of Melbourne and further afield, with sections on colonial society, crime, the squatting system and the strong desire for separation from New South Wales. Of the two chapters devoted to the life and customs of the Aborigines, the second addresses the issue of their rights as original occupiers of the land. The author maintains that settlement is the correct and justified course of action, but that the Aborigines are entitled to due care and protection by the state. Overall Griffith was a cautious yet insightful observer of the settlement during a time of significant change, indeed Ferguson describes this book as 'a simple and temperate statement of the squatting life and interests'. It forms a valuable contribution to the social and pastoral history of the Port Phillip district in the decade prior to independence.

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        Physical Description of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1845. Octavo, with a large folding map, frontispiece, 19 engraved and lithographed plates (including a folding geological schemata); some wear but generally very good in original blind-blocked publisher's cloth, endpapers renewed, some staining of the rear board, expertly rebacked retaining original cloth spine. Robert Edwards Collection. First edition of Count Strezlecki's remarkable account of the geology of south-eastern Australia derived from his extensive travels exceeding 7,000 miles in distance. Strzelecki travelled on foot with James Macarthur and a small party through New South Wales and across the Australian Alps, making the first ascent of Mount Kosciusko, which he named in honour of the Polish patriot. The party travelled south into Gippsland, which he named after the Governor and falsely claimed to have discovered, and then into Tasmania. Strzelecki's book marked the foundation of Australian palaeontology, and he was awarded the founder's medal of the Royal Geographical Society in London. It is remarkable for the fine lithographic plates of fossilised flora and fauna, as well as a large folding chart of south-eastern Australia and Tasmania coloured according to geological zones.

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        Galleria Storica dell'Italia Contenente in Cento Intagli Miniati i Fatti Piu Notabili Avvenuti nel Corso di X Secoli Illustrati di Descrizioni e Notizie (Two Volumes)

      Firenze: David Passigli, 1845-6. First Edition. Full Morocco. Near Fine. Uncommon title with 100 bright and hand-colored plates depicting major figures and events of Italian history. Each plate accompanies generally eight to twelve text pages relating a tale or biography of the figure(s) depicted. The articles are ornamented with lovely ornate borders which vary in color and design from one piece to the next. The work itself was issued at a time when Italian consciousness was finally being roused with the first rumblings for unification, which would finally come to fruition two decades later, but it is significant that in this work the heros and heroines highlighted come from all over the Italian peninsula, including Naples, Venice, etc. then separate kingdoms, principalities, or under Austrian or Church control. The beauty and scale of this two volume set ensured that it would be treasured and also that it would be lovingly consulted repeatedly to learn about or re-acquiant oneself with the rich heritage of Italian legends. The plates themselves are colored in an interesting manner, with the background and secondary characters and scenery colored lightly, with a thin layer, and the focal point featuring deeper colors, enriched with gum arabic, and the effect of this two-fold approach is to render almost a depth of field. This copy of the set is clean throughout, with both the plates and text leaves nearly spotless. The red morocco was bound by Stikeman & Co. of New York. It has some rubbing along the joints and edges, with heavier wear in the corners. Nonetheless the binding remains handsome and complements well the luxuriance of the content.

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        THE MANSIONS OF ENGLAND. One hundred and forty - six coloured engravings of country seats of the royal family, nobility, and gentry. After original designs by W. Westall, R.A., T.H. Shepherd, J. Gendall, and others.

      London, M.A. Nattali, nd circa 1845.Dated from watermarks circa 1845, Volume I only of 2, 8vo, approximately 240 x 150 mm, 9½ x 5¾ inches, 72 hand coloured aquatints each with title printed beneath and below this the Ackermann Repository of Arts number and date of original publication in that periodical, pages: viii, 136, bound in full crushed burgundy morocco, ornate gilt borders to covers, gilt raised bands, gilt rules, gilt decoration and lettering in compartments, ornate gilt dentelles (turn ins), top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Slightest rubbing to corners, tiny rubbed area to fore - edge of upper cover, two tiny scrapes to lower cover, slight light brown offsetting from some plates onto facing text, a little heavier in places, faintest offsetting of text onto 3 plates, pale foxing to reverse of a couple plates, light indentated line to plate page 115 due to binding crease on facing text page, occasional pale fox spot to text margins, 6 pages have minute closed tear to fore - edge. A very good copy. Only 63 plates listed in the Contents but there are actually 71 of mansions and 1 of Gray's Monument at Stoke Poges as required. The plates were first published by Ackermann in his Repository of Arts. They were then collected together and issued in book form undated with the title "Views of country seats of the royal family, nobility, and gentry, of England" (1830), reissued in 1832, also undated. Later impressions were published as ours with Nattali's imprint. See Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates, No. 13. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Junger Maler, Dreiviertelfigur nach links, zeichnend in einer Landschaft sitzend, im Hintergrund eine Burg.

      . Aquarell, mit Gummi Arabicum gehöht, auf cremefarbenem Zeichenkarton. 19,8:17,9 cm, Ecken schräg geschnitten. Mit zwei kleinen beriebenen Stellen. Lt. Rückseitiger Sammlernotiz handelt es sich um ein Jugendbildnis Anselm Feuerbachs. Provenienz: Dr. L. Keller, Lengf. Str 117 (vermutl. Lengenfelder Straße in Düsseldorf).. Feuerbach begann im April 1845 seine #Ausbildung an der Düsseldorfer Akademie, zunächst als "Malerknabe" bei W. Schadow, der ihn aufgrund seiner frühreifen Begabung die Elementarklasse überspringen ließ, sowie bei C.F. Sohn, J.W. Schirmer und C.F. Lessing. Während ihm A. Böcklin und der Schriftsteller G. Keller 1847 rieten, nach Antwerpen zu wechseln, blieb Feuerbach auf Anraten Schirmers ein 2. "ödes akademisches" Jahr bis Ende Februar 1848 in Düsseldorf, wo er neben Antikenstudien über 40 Ölgemälde ausführte.

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        A General History of Birds

      London: Bohn, circa, 1845. 11 volumes (the eleventh the Index) bound in ten, quarto, with 193 handcoloured etched plates, some with 1838 watermarks; contemporary (probably original) half brown morocco, the spines slightly chipped. The deluxe edition, with plates "like highly finished drawings" One of the great illustrated bird books, with a remarkable number of species of Australian and Pacific interest. This is the deluxe "Bohn" edition of the set, famous for the series of handcoloured plates 'like highly finished drawings'; perhaps as few as twenty-five copies of this deluxe edition were issued. John Latham (1740-1837) was the pre-eminent ornithologist of his day and a close friend of the leading scientific figures including Sir Joseph Banks, Thomas Pennant and Sir Ashton Lever, with whom he swapped specimens and reports of the latest ornithological discoveries. 'Known as the Grandfather of Australian ornithology, he was the first to describe, and to name scientifically, a large number of Australian birds…' (Whittell, The Literature of Australian Birds). Latham was the right man at the right place and time to work on the newly-discovered Australian species, and was the first to describe more than one hundred new Australian birds, using specimens belonging to Banks and others. He was also largely responsible for the natural history specimens in Phillip's Voyage of 1789 (see catalogue no. XXXX). He first began publishing his General Synopsis of Birds in 1781, but he issued so many supplements over the following two decades that in 1821 he issued the whole work as The General History of Birds. This is the rare second issue of that second, expanded edition, done by the publisher Henry Bohn some time in the mid-1840s. The scale of the work is rather incredible, particularly when it becomes apparent that Latham includes almost 450 descriptions of birds from New Holland, with 22 of them beautifully illustrated. The work also includes, where possible, interesting field notes on how the birds where collected and in whose collection they were held, and, as a particularly interesting aside, an attempt has been made to record the Aboriginal names for many of the Australian birds. Generally Latham worked from specimens and field notes collected on the spot, with one notable exception: his plate for the "Variegated Bee-eater Merops ornatus" was taken from John Lewin's Birds of New South Wales (1813), the first illustrated book printed in Australia. Among the fine illustrations are depictions of the Banksian Cockatoo, the Red-crowned Parrot, the "New Holland Channel-Bill", two Honey-Eaters from around Sydney, and a particularly good image of the Cape Barren Goose with the note that "Mrs. Lewin informs me… that with management, it becomes very tame and familiar, so as to be domesticated with our Common Goose, and that the flesh is well flavoured." There are also illustrations of 16 birds from New Zealand, five from Hawaii, and another six from the Pacific. A full listing of the Australian and Pacific birds is available on request.

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        Baumgruppe im Forstenrieder Park.

      1845. Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, verso bezeichnet und datiert "Im Forstenrieder Park. den 27ten August 1845." 19,5:14,7 cm. Literatur: Aus adeligen Alben. 100 Aquarelle des 19. Jahrhunderts. Buch und Kunstantiquariat Robert Wölfle, München 1993, Kat. 88, Nr. 12 mit Farbabb.. Ernestine von Auer, Tochter des königlichen-bayerischen Leibarztes und Universitätsprofessors Heinrich Ritter von Breslau, war verheiratet mit dem Gutsbesitzer und Abgeordneten des bayerischen Landtags für den Wahlkreis Wasserburg/Oberbayern Maximilian von Auer (1821-1881). Sie lebte mit ihrem Mann auf Schloß Aufhausen. Befreundet war sie mit der Familie von Walter Freiherr von Grainger, die in der Nähe auf Schloß Heiligblut in Erding lebte und das Treffpunkt des bayerischen und europäischen (Hoch-)Adels war. Ãœberliefert sind von ihr Tagebücher von 1860-1873, die über ihre gesellschaftlichen Kontakte Auskunft geben. Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes, aus der Ehe gingen zwei Kinder hervor, verkaufte sie 1883 das Schloß an Robert von Froelich.

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        Erinnerung an Berlin.

      . getönte Lithographie v. W. Ammon ( Druck L. Zöllner ) b. Rocca in Berlin, um 1845, 40,5 x 60. Kiewitz 10. - Dek. und seltenes Souvenirblatt von Berlin. Mittig eine große Gesamtansicht von Kreuzberg aus gesehen ( 24,5 x 40 cm.) umgeben von 22 Teilansichten, darunter Alte Museum, Palais Prinz Albrecht, Palais Prinz Carl, Palais des Prinzen von Preussen ( Kaiser Wilhelm Palais ), Stadtschloß, Königspalais, Neue Museum, Opernhaus, Universität, Werdersche Kirche, deutscher Dom, Bauschule, Neue Wache, Schauspielhaus, Zeughaus, Sternwarte, Brandenburger Tor, Krolls Etablissement, königstädtische Theater, Tierarztneischule, kath. Kirche, Berliner Dom. - Ränder sind restauriert.

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        [ artifact, History of Computing ] Palmer's Computing Scale

      Massachusetts: Aaron Palmer, 1845. later printing. Hardcover. Good. later printing. Just under 11 x 11 inches. 3/8 inches thick. Pressed paper construction with lithographed overlay, and edges with decorative thin red leather borders and gilt decoration (now quite faded). The whole with a light lacquered finish, scuffed and with uniform minor wear. A metal rivet through the center holds the disc in place and creates a volvelle. Leather trim is worn with some loss. The metal 'button' insert usually pressed into the inner disc is lacking, leaving a blank hole in the pressed paper that serves the same purpose (and it moves easily). The dial is warped away from the plane of the base. Some evidence of dampstaining to the disc in one portion raising the grain a but underneath the overlay. There is a small hole the top of the scale, where it likely was hung on the wall. The usual darkening to the varnish on the rear instructions, but still quite readable and in nice condition given the construction standards of these objects. Hardcover. Palmer's Computing Scale is one of the most desirable objects for those who collect early American Slide Rules and calculating devices. It was designed by Mr. Aaron Palmer and Mr. George G Smith in early 1841. A prototype was shown in early 1842, and later in Boston in the fall of 1843. It was first released commercially in 1843, and underwent a continual, if minor, set of changes during the next few years. Fuller bought the rights and added a second wheel (the Time Telegraph) to the rear, publishing the instructions separately, starting in 1845. The example we offer here is likely one of the last issues before Fuller bought the rights in 1845. While this example is still dated 1843, rather than a list of gauge [guage] points (as is found on the earlier examples), this example has 4 columns of text and many examples of the application of the slide rule on the rear panel. It also notes in the lower left 'Stereotyped by T. S. Sprague, Hartford, CT' and the printer's name (Ela) is no longer present. We have yet to find 2 examples of this slide rule that are exactly the same, and suspect that few were made at one time allowing for dynamic changes as needed. There is also a version of this slide rule that includes an instruction book and far smaller rule (several inches in diameter) in a small folding book. For more information, see Origins of Cyberspace #353, Feazel (Journal of the Oughtred Society Vol 3, No 1 and Vol 4, No 1), and Barnes, Slide Rule Gazette Issue 6 Aug 2005.

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        Cent Proverbes

      Paris: H. Fournier, Editeur, 1845. First Edition. Text in French. 100 proverbs, illustrated by Grandville. In the original black cloth, with gilt designed boards. A bit of rubbing and chipping to head of spine in small places, with a split corner. Early repair work to foot of spine. Gilt title to spine. Front board with light soiled spot, visible at an angle but quite a lovely tight copy in the original cloth. Front hinge starting. Interior fresh and clean, no foxing or dakening throughout. A very good clean copy. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Grandville. Octavo.

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        France Illustrated,.

      Exhibitting its landscape scenery, antiquities,military and ecclesiastical architecture, &c.Drawings by Thomas Allom, ESQ. 4 vols. in 2. 4to. Full green marocco, with engr titles and 128 steelengr plates after Th.Allom, 1845-1857. London by Fisher, Son & Co.

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        Felix on the Bat;

      London: Baily Brothers, 1845. - First Edition"The Only Colour Plate Book Prior to 1850 Devoted to Cricket"[WANOSTROCHT, Nicholas "Felix"]. [WATTS, George Frederick, illustrator]. Felix on the Bat; Being a Scientific Inquiry into the Use of the Cricket Bat; Together with the History and Use of the Catapulta. Also, the Laws of Cricket, as Revised by the Marylebone Club 1845. London: Baily Brothers, 1845. First edition. Small quarto (9 7/16 x 7 1/4 in; 239 x 184 mm). [2], 40, [1, Addenda], [1, blank], [6, catalog] pp. Frontispiece and six hand-colored lithographed plates, three black and white plates (two lithographed), eight black and white text illustrations. Initials.Publisher's original green cloth with blindstampd borders and gilt vignette and title within blindstamped wreath. All edges gilt. With the armorial bookplate of Walter B. Bartelott. Spine mildly sunned, a few marks, still a wonderful copy.Only nine copies on institutional holdings worldwide. "The only colour plate book prior to 1850 devoted to cricket" (Abbey). Reprinted 1850, 1855, and 1962.Of particular note is the frontispiece, a visual pun on the title featuring Felix flying over a landscape while standing on the back of a bat with its wings spread.Nicholas "Felix" Wanostrocht (1804-1876 at Wimborne Minster, Dorset) was a noted English amateur cricketer. He was one of the few players who - at his request - was routinely known by his nickname, which was in effect a pseudonym. When his father died in 1824 he had inherited the running of his school, aged only nineteen, and he was afraid that the parents of pupils might think that cricket was too frivolous a pastime for a schoolmaster. He was a specialist left-handed batsman, though he did occasionally bowl underarm slow left-arm orthodox. Felix was rated very highly by his contemporaries. He also invented the Catapulta (a bowling machine) as well as India-rubber batting gloves. He was also a classical scholar, musician, linguist, inventor, writer and artist.George Frederick Watts (1817-1904) was a historical and portrait painter. He entered the Royal Academy school in 1835 and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1837. His career was slow to start, his work was not popular with critics or the public, and he did not gain recognition until the 1880s.Abbey, Life 396. Cf. National Book League "Cricket" 108. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Theoretisch-praktische Organisten-Schule, Enthaltend die vollständige Harmonielehre nebst ihrer Anwendung auf die Composition der gebräuchlichen Orgelstücke. Ein Handbuch für Alle, die sich oder Andere in der Tonsetzkunst unterweisen oder zu Organisten bilden wollen..

      . Erfurt-Langensalza : Körner, 1845. - iv, 194 S. 4to. Mitgebunden: Wilhelm Schneider. Musikalische Grammatik oder Handbuch zum Selbststudium der musikalische Theorie in welchem das logiersche System theilweise mit den frueheren zweckgemäß verbuden ist. Dresden: Robert Friese, 1834. [4] Bll., 92 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Rückendeckel eingerissen..

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        Mehr als zwanzig Bogen. Darmstadt, C. W. Leske 1845. 8°. IV, 360 S. Halbleinenband d. Zt. mit vergold. Rückentitel.

      . . Jacob (Goedeke Fortführung) S. 334, 8. - Erste Ausgabe. - Lt. Bundestagsbeschluß unterlagen alle Druckwerke unter 20 Bogen der Vorzensur, ergo: "Mehr als 20 Bogen": "Es muß mit der Zeit zur Ehrensache der teutschen Schriftsteller werden, ihre Schriften der geistigen Polizei möglichst zu entziehen. Will die Censur dem Geist nicht weichen, so muß der Geist der Censur zu entgehen suchen." (S. III). - Aus dem Inhalt: "Der Tod eines Bureaukraten", "Geheimer Bericht des geheimen Polizeiraths Hehahoquang an den chinesischen Polizeiminister Peng-Peng", "Betrachtung eines Proletariers auf der Köln-Bonner Eisenbahn", "Der Liberalismus als Vogelscheuche", "Ein Wort über erlaubten Widerstand". - Anhang mit Abdruck des Urteils wg. seiner Schrift "Die preußische Büreaukratie". - Titel hinterlegt und mit gelöschtem Vermerk. Etwas gebräunt bzw. leicht stockfleckig, ersten beiden Blätter stärker.

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        Die soziale Bewegung in Frankreich und Belgien. Briefe und Studien.

      Darmstadt, Druck und Verlag von Carl Wilhelm Leske, 1845.. (1), VI (1), 471 S., (1) gef. Tab.Taf., spät. HLn., tls. etw. stockfl.. ADB XLIX, 585. DBE IV, 210. Stammhammer; Socialismus I, 98, 4. - Erste Ausgabe. >Aus Belgien. Frankreich: Der St. Simonismus; Das System Karl Fourier's; Der Cabetismus; Dezamy und der atheistische Kommunismus; Proudhon.<

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        The Merry Monarch. The Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1845. 138 Subscribers - 31 Started. Bred by Mr. Gratwicke got by Col: Peel's Slane (by Royal Oak, dam by Orville) out of the Margravine (Sister to Frederick; Winner of the Derby in 1829) bred in 1830, by Little John, her dam by Phantom out of Sister to Elector by Gohanna. The Property of Mr. Gratwicker. To whom this Print by permission is most respectfully dedicated by the Publishers

      S. & J. Fuller, London 1845 - A very fine and rare proof print from the 'Winners of the Derby Stakes at Epsom Series', started by John Frederick Herring and ably continued here: "as a recorder of horses and the turf between 1840 and 1882, Harry Hall had no equal" (Charles Lane) Harry Hall "lived at Newmarket throughout his life having a small stable-studio off the High Street. He is probably best known for the engravings of Derby, St Leger and Gold Cup winners published by a succession of London print publishers. The first was Fuller, followed by Moore and then Baily. Hall was familiar with every level of the eccentric strata of the turf during his lifetime. [and] all made their pilgrimage to his Newmarket studio to discover his views on racehorses of the day. In his own behaviour he was a quiet man, devoted to his wife and children. At the end of his life, photography was beginning to take the place of the portrait artist, but as a recorder of horses and the turf between 1840 and 1882, Harry Hall had no equal." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.108-109) Lane British Racing Prints p.109. Aquatint, coloured by hand, by C. Hunt, 'Minerva head' blindstamp, marked 'Proof' lower left. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Journals of Expeditions of Discovery in Central Australia , and overland from Adelaide to King George&#39;s Sound, in the years 1840-1

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1845. Two volumes, octavo, with 22 plates including frontispieces; some foxing and water-staining of the plates yet a good set in original decorated green cloth (a few scattered stains affecting the front boards). A highly important and detailed account of inland Australian exploration by Edward John Eyre, containing significant descriptions of Australian geography and Aboriginal life and customs. &#39;Eyre&#39;s Journals are quite scarce and are essential to a collection of exploration books&#39; (Wantrup). The text is illustrated with plates after the colonial artists George Hamilton, S.T. Gill, and J. Neill. In 1840 Eyre determined to seek an overland route from Adelaide to Swan River. For several months he attempted to cross the salt lakes to the north, but turned back at Mount Hopeless. Disheartened, he nonetheless took a much smaller party to attempt the difficult westward crossing to King George Sound, planning to traverse some eight hundred and fifty miles of desert. After many hardships, including the murder of one of his party, only Eyre and Wylie, a native of the King George Sound tribe, reached Albany on 7 July 1841. As might be expected, this &#39;account of Eyre&#39;s explorations contains also much valuable information about the aborigines&#39; (Ferguson). Within a few months of his arrival Eyre was appointed magistrate and protector of Aborigines at Moorundie, on the River Murray, and had notable success in the position. This set is a later issue bound from remaindered sheets and published without the two loose folding maps.

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        A monograph of the british nudibranchiate mollusca: with figures of all the species. Part I/III.

      - London, Ray Society, 1845/1854, folio, cinque parti (di sette) con 59 ( di 83 ) tavole lit. moltissime a colori. Nissen ZBI, 63 - Agassiz I, 113 - BMNH I, 26 - Freeman, 53. Mancano le parti V e VII.

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        The American Angler&#39;s Guide. Being a compilation from the works of popular English authors, from Walton to the present time; together with the opinions and practices of the best American anglers

      New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co, 1845. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. First Edition. 12mo., pp. viii + [9]-224 + [5] ads; publisher&#39;s gray cloth stamped in gilt and blind; slight discoloration to boards, likely from dampstains; tips bumped and rounded; front and rear free endpapers lacking; front flyleaf (or leaves) lacking; scattered foxing or soiling; half-inch tear from top margin to pp. 183-184; still a good, sound and textually complete copy. First edition (several other editions were published starting in 1846). Early and important American book on angling, with the first chapter devoted to fishing tackle. Besides the frontispiece (of fishing in Sullivan County, New York), there are two illustrated plates of fish hooks, plus many text figures. There is also a verse on fishing on the recto of the frontispiece. The ads are for John J. Brown & Co., a New York City firm specializing in fishing tackle, and the book&#39;s copyright holder. Henderson (1953), p. 30. Hard Cover.

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        "Gens de Paris. Boulevard de Gand Fleur des Pois."Modisch gekleideter Mann in Frack, mit Spazierstock und Zylinder.

      . Pinsel in Schwarz, Aquarell, über Bleistift, mit zarter Bleistiftlinie umrandet, um 1845, auf Velin, links unten signiert "Gavarni". 23,5:16 cm. Mit leichten Werkstattspuren, linke untere Ecke ergänzt. Literatur: E. u. J. de Goncourt, Gavarni. Der Mensch und das Werk. 2 Bde. Berlin 1918, Abb. Bd. 1, Seite 115. Illustration zu dem Werk: Le Diable a Paris, J. Hetzel, 1845.. Mit den Brüdern de Goncourt, seine ersten und bis heute wichtigsten Biographen, war Gavarni eng befreundet. Gavarni, der zu den Meistern der Lithographie des 19. Jahrhunderts zählt, entschloß sich erst 1825 zur künstlerischen Laufbahn. Davor hatte er bei einem Mechaniker und dann bei einem Maschineningenieur eine Lehre absolviert. 1824 hatte er bereits Unterricht bei J. Adam (tätig um 1820/25) im Kupferstechen erhalten. 1824/25 ging er nach Bordeaux, anschließend begab er sich für drei Jahre auf Wanderschaft durch die Pyrenäen. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Paris 1828 begann er autodidaktisch auf geistreich-ironische Weise das Pariser Leben der Salons, der Bälle und des Theaters zu erfassen. Diese ersten, jetzt mit "Gavarni" signierten Blätter fanden rasch Anerkennung. Die bekanntesten Magazine und Modezeitschriften warben ihn als Illustrator an. Ab 1837 arbeitete er für das Satireblatt "Le Charivari", das zwischen 1832 und 1837 herausgegeben wurde und durch das er internationale Bekanntheit erlangte. Für diese Zeitschrift, aber auch den Figaro und die zweite "Caricature" schuf er die berühmtesten Folgen. Ab 1831 war er auch literarisch tätig. Ein Aufenthalt in London 1847-1851 brachten eine bedeutende motivische Erweiterung: Er zeigt sich jetzt nicht mehr als "Chronist" der mondän-eleganten Welt, sondern als Anhänger der sogenannten "Arme-Leute-Malerei" mit ihrer realistischen und nicht idealisierenden Absicht. Es entstanden zahlreiche Blätter, die das Leben der Armen auf vielfältige Weise thematisierten. Der Tod seines Sohnes und zunehmende Krankheiten führten zum Rückzug von der Umwelt und letztendlich auch von der künstlerischen Arbeit. In den letzten Jahren entstanden keine Zeichnungen mehr und nur wenige Aquarelle. Größere Kollektionen von Handzeichnungen und Aquarellen bewahren der Louvre und das Museum in Brest.

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        Touchstone Bred by the Marquis of Westminster, in 1831. Emma. Bred by Mr. Russell, in 1824.

      Messrs. Fores, London 1845 - A fine print from the 'The British Stud' series: seven portraits of pairs of stallions and mares were published by Fores between 1844 and 1846. The present image shows the parents of Cotherstone who won the Epsom Derby in 1843. Herring is an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took Herring to the Doncaster races where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal-painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired as a coachman he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, when he worked for a short time in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by the sporting printsellers and the sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists; he was elected a member of the latter society in 1841. While in later life he painted a number of subject-pictures, it was as a portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush. Lane, British Racing Prints, p.128. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by J. Harris (some expert marginal repairs).

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        The Floral Register ; containing figures and descriptions of nearly all tender and hardy plants, which have been lately introduced to, and cultivated in Great Britain

      Simpkin, Marshall, circa, London 1845 - Small quarto, illustrated with over 1900 woodcuts; an attractive copy in contemporary red half roan, marbled boards and endpapers, bumped. A remarkable work, a concise introduction to exotic plant species introduced to England until the early 1840s, with specific notice of plants from all parts of Australia including the new Swan River settlement. Benjamin Maund (1790-1864) botanist and horticulturist, started out as apprentice to Thomas Griffiths a printer and bookseller in Ludlow. In 1815 he bought his own business and moved to the High Street, where he prospered, combining his work as a printer and publisher with his passion for plants; at the rear of the business he had a large garden and was able to experiment with seeds and plants obtained from around the world. Illustrated with 1917 delightful small woodcuts illustrating each of the plants described, this work was based on earlier notes which appeared in Maund's journal The Botanic Garden, an ongoing monthly first published in 1825. Each entry provides notes on the best place to cultivate the specimen (greenhouse, stove, etc.), its native country, season of flowering, colour of the flower and, crucially, date of introduction to England. Such a concise pr?cis is of particular interest regarding the plants native to Australia, with a significant number coming from the Swan River, Van Diemen's Land, Port Jackson, King George Sound and other localities. To cite just one representative example, Maund describes the Splendid Hibiscus (No. 1269) in the following manner 'Stove evergreen shrub, New Holland in 1828, flowers in May, rose-colour? Such is the beauty of this plant, that in its native country, New Holland, it is considered the king of all known Australian plants; its flowers literally covering the shrub.' Given that over 200 of the specimens are from Australia, this work is therefore an important handlist to the study of Australian botany, and especially to the history of the cultivation of Australian plants in England and Europe. Although not dated, the latest date of introduction for any plant we have noticed is from 1842. A second cumulative part was issued some time around 1850. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The literature of political economy: a classified catalogue of select publications in the different departments of that science, with historical, critical, and biographical notices.

      London, printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1845 - One volume in 8vo; pp. XIII, (3), 407, (1), 32 catalogue; original green blind stamped cloth, gilt lettering to spine, spine re-bached using the original spine strip, bookplate of J.J. Worley Memorial Library to front cover pastedown, yellow endpapers with signs of erased library stamps, library stamp on title page has been skilfully erased leaving almost no traces, slight age-toning towards edges, all edges untrimmed, inside clean and crisp, il all still a good copy. First edition of an early and important contribution to the history of the literature of political economy by the noted economist John Ramsay McCulloch (1789-1864). Kress C 6656, Howey 98, Goldsmiths 34082 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The complete suite of twelve views [published as "Twelve views in Adelaide and its vicinity"]

      Adelaide: F.R. Nixon, 1845. Oblong quarto, 12 original etchings; in very good condition, attractively bound into later facsimile wrappers. The first South Australian view book. Nixon&#39;s rare suite of twelve etchings: the very first South Australian view book to have been published. These very rare simply-produced but delicate views depict an Adelaide very much in its infancy. Wide unsealed streets are almost deserted save for small clusters of local Aboriginal people and the odd settler. This series of views is an important documentation of the first buildings and the complexion of the city before the sweeping changes brought about by the gold rush. Frederick Robert Nixon (c.1817-1860) was appointed an assistant surveyor for South Australia in 1837 and in 1841 became superintendent of emigrant working parties. He was a self-taught artist and whilst in Adelaide became well known as a draughtsman. He also taught himself etching techniques which he used to self-publish this Twelve Views in Adelaide and its Vicinity in 1845: &#39;Of considerable historic interest today, the twelve views reveal skill in composition and an understanding of etching&#39; (Frank Cusack in J. Kerr (ed.) Dictionary of Australian Artists). The suite of twelve etchings cost one guinea and was favourably received by the local press: &#39;he deserves the greatest credit for his industry, perseverance, and skill… the etchings are superior as works of art, and accurately as well as pleasingly depict the scenes which they represent&#39; (South Australian). Nixon also appears to have tried to market his book in England: &#39;the English publishers of Australian travels, Thomas and William Boone, advertised Nixon&#39;s Twelve Views as six shillings (sterling) in one of their book catalogues of 1845 or 1846&#39; (Wantrup). This is one of the rarest of all Australian viewbooks and indeed of Australian books in general. The list of original subscribers to the publication (printed on the back wrapper, so present in this copy in facsimile), accounts for only ninety-three copies of the work, five of which were bought by the governor of South Australia. Ferguson described the publication as &#39;rare&#39; (quite a strong word for him) and Wantrup notes that &#39;it is so rare that it cannot be considered essential to a collection… [but] a collector should consider it essential not to let any copy pass him by without a hard fight…&#39;.

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        Mitchell's Reference and Distance Map of the United States

      S. Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia 1845 - An impressive wall map of the United States from a crucial year in American history. In 1834 Mitchell republished his A New Map of the United States under the title of Reference and Distance Map . New, updated editions appeared almost yearly. When compared to the 1833 edition of the former, this 1845 edition of the Reference and Distance Map shows many new developments in the upper Midwest. The outline of Lake Michigan has undergone extensive corrections. An oversized Wisconsin Territory (1836) now appears. Two of the small insets of American towns have been removed from the upper left-hand corner so that the new oversized Territory of Iowa (1838) could be added. The large inset General Map of the United States now shows Texas in its last year as an independent Republic. An important American map, showing the country on the eve of its second great national expansion. Rumsey 4223; Phillips, Maps , p. 898. Copper-engraved wall map, with full original colour, expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in green cloth, on contemporary rollers, with bright colour, overall in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Reisen in den Savoyer Alpen und in anderen Theilen der Penninen-Kette nebst Beobachtungen über die Gletscher. Bearb. von Gustav Leonhard. Mit 2 Karten, 7 Tafeln und vielen Holzschnitten.

      Stuttgart: Schweizbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung; 1845.. XII, 386 S., Ill., 7 Tafeln, 2 Faltkarten (vollständig). Pappband. Einband berieben und bestossen. Obere Kapital etw. lädiert. Vorsatz und Titel etw. knickspurig. Erste 50 S. mit schwächer werdendem Wasserrand am unteren Seitenrand. Seitenränder tlw. etw. stockfleckig. Text jedoch stets überwiegend sauber..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat & Buchhandlung Horst Hameche]
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