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        THE TRADITIONAL TALES OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD BEAUTY AND THE BEAST & JACK AND THE BEAN STALK. Illustrated by eminent Modern Artists, & Edited by Felix Summerly.

      23; iv, 35; 32pp. Illustrated with 12 finely hand-coloured lithographs. Original blind-stamped decorative cloth, gilt. All edges gilt.Small quarto. First edition thus. Front endpaper badly water-stained, and some water-staining to the blank recto of the frontispiece and lower blank margins here & there throughout. Hinges cracked; extremities a little worn. Else a very good copy of an extremely scarce Cundall title. This collection only known by an advert to McLean. See page 56.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        FOLK ART FRIENDSHIP ALBUM. Contains 14 Woven Hair Mementos with Many Paper Cut Hearts. This album belonged to Miss Olive Rigby of Chenango River Valley of New York

      ca. 1845. CHENANGO RIVER VALLEY. A wonderful little handmade book with FOLK ART AND BRAIDED HAIR SAMPLES collected by Miss Olive Rigby with love and gratitude from her friends and relatives. These include Betsy A. Rigby, David Rigby, Jay Rigby, Eliza Leach, Susan Dayton, Altal M. Hodge, Martha A. Chapin, Susan E. Hollenbeck, Lucretia Leach, Chalets Leach, Mary E. Chapman, Jane Adelia Robinson and David Hodge. 34 leaves, circa 1845, some loose pages, 16mo. [4" x 3"]. Good condition. . 16mo., (34 leaves) .

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        The Dominions of the Pope and the Sultan; or, impressions of travel, and observations of character, in the Roman states and Turkey.

      London Madden and Malcolm n.d - 8vo., 2 volumes in 1, engraved frontispiece, 4 engraved plates, original blindstamped blue cloth gilt, all edges gilt, rebacked preserving spine, new endpapers. Originally published as "The Tiara and the Turban" in 1845. Hill was a professional travel writer who produced accounts of Mexico, Peru, the Islands of the South Pacific, the Baltic, Egypt, Syria, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prisons and Prisoners

      London, 1845. First Edition. Orig. publisher's cloth. A near fine copy. 8vo., There is a frontis., tinted plate, fldg. plan. A important early Victorian survey of the British prison system written during a period of upheavel with regard to prison reform in the UK and in America. The author had travelled extensively in America and is well informed about the reform movement and realities of American penology. He includes a chapter that is severely critical of the Dickens' views of the American model prison experiment he visited in Philadelphia. The balance of the book is given over to discussing criminality (with constant reference to insanity) and the architecture and construction of model prisons (the fldg. plan is of Pentonville). The frontis. to the book is a humorous view of Newgate rendered by Cruikshank. Cumming, p. 32; Cohen, Cruikshank, # 6.

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

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. - 5 text volumes and 1 atlas volume. Imperial 8vo., signed in 4's, (11 ½ x 7 ¾ inches). Half titles. 5 fine folding lithographed maps on banknote paper, one with original hand color (some separation along folds, one or two short marginal tears, some browning and offsetting); frontispiece maps in volumes IV and V, 7 double-page engraved maps, engraved frontispieces, 61 engraved plates, numerous in-text illustrations (pale staining to upper margin of a few plates). Original brown publisher's cloth, decorated in blind and lettered in gilt, the smooth spines with gilt vignettes (rebacked to style, preserving most of the original spines, a few pale stains). Provenance: Christie's Sale 1820: The Frank S. Streeter Library: Important Navigation, Pacific Voyages, Cartography, Science; 16 - 17 April 2007. First trade edition. "THE UNITED STATES EQUIVALENT TO THE VOYAGES OF JAMES COOK, JEAN FRANCOIS GALAUP DE LAPEROUSE, ALEJANDRO MALASPINA, AND IVAN FEDOROVICH KRUZENSHTERN FOR ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, AND RUSSIA, AND THE MARITIME EQUIVALENT OF LEWIS AND CLARK" (W. Michael Mathes). The third overall edition: Haskell's "unofficial issue" 2B, limited to 1,000 copies. Preceded only by the official government edition, published in 1844 and limited to 100 copies, and the unofficial edition, published by Lea and Blanchard in 1845 and limited to 150 copies. The large maps in the atlas are: "Chart of the World Shewing the Tracks of the U.S. Exploring Expedition in 1838, 39, 40, 41 & 42. Charles Wilkes Esq. Commander," engraved by Sherman & Smith N.Y. A fine map following Mercator's projection, showing winds and currents, the tracks of the ships Vincennes, Peacock, Porpoise, Flying Fish, Oregon, and Relief. "Chart of the Antarctic Continent Shewing the Icy Barrier Attached to it. Discovered by the U.S. Ex. Ex. Charles Wilkes. Esq, Commander 1840," engraved by Sherman & Smith, N.Y. A fine map with Victoria (Australia) and Van Dieman's Land shaded in, showing the tracks of the ships Vincennes, Peacock, Porpoise, and Flying Fish along the coast of Antarctica, with five profile views of the Antarctic continent. "Chart of the Viti Group or Feejee Islands by the U.S. Ex. Ex. Charles Wilkes Esq. Commander 1840," engraved by Sherman & Smith, N.Y. A very detailed chart of the islands. "Map of the Oregon Territory by the U.S. Ex. Ex. Charles Wilkes Esqr. Commander. 1841," engraved by J. H. Young & Sherman & Smith, N.Y. A magnificent map (reduced in size for the later editions) with an inset of the "Columbia River Reduced from a Survey Made by the U.S. Ex. Ex. 1841" showing the area of Oregon Territory as claimed by the United States, extending well north of Vancouver, west from the Black Hills, north to just above the fifty-third parallel, and south to Cape Mendocino. This is the "first official [U.S.] chart of any portion of the West Coast and covers the coast from Cape Mendocino to Queen Charlotte Islands. The inset of the Columbia River includes geography extending as far as Walla Walla. It is a handsome map printed on imported paper from copperplates purchased in France from the Depot de la Marine. The engravers themselves were European craftsmen who not only executed the work, but also trained the American apprentices, including the artist James McNeill Whistler, who served as an engraver on the Coast Survey and learned his craft from those who engraved the Wilkes charts" (Cohen, Mapping the West, pp. 120-122). "Map of Part of the Island of Hawaii Sandwich Islands Shewing the Craters and Eruption of May and June 1840. By the U.S. Ex. Ex. 1841," engraved by Sherman & Smith, Sc. N.Y. Showing the area from Hilo to the top of Mauna Loa. Wilke's celebrated circumnavigation explored extensively the coast of South America, the South Seas, Antarctica, California and the Northwest. Departing in August 1838, Wilkes rounded Cape Horn; crossed the Pacific surveying, charting, and exploring the Tuamotus, Tahiti, and Samoa; and reached Sydney, Australia, in November 18 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        GRANDMAMMA EASY'S WONDERS OF A TOY - SHOP.

      London, Dean & Co., Theadneedle Street, circa 1845.Dated from imprint circa 1845, 240 x 165 mm, 9¼ x 6½ inches, cream paper wraps, illustrated and decorated black, publisher's adverts to lower cover. 7 pages only of 8 including insides of covers, LACKING IS PAGE 5, pages 2 to 7 printed one side only, pages 1 and 8 pasted as issued to insides of covers. Page 5 supplied in coloured facsimile printed on mid 19th century paper. of 8 very good large bold striking illustrations, each with original partial hand colouring. The first shows the outside of the London Toy Warehouse, children looking in the window and the owner calling them in; the rest show the the inside of the shop,with a huge array of wonderful toys, books by Dean & Co, and the children having great fun. Above and below each illustration is a 4 line verse on the toys. The book which is well used has been restored long ago by a careful parent, the spine neatly rebacked with blue cloth, upper cover has tiny chips to part of fore - edge and part of upper edge, no loss of print, small tear to lower inner margins neatly repaired, margins lightly soiled, small neat repair to background of image 6 on verso, a few large tears to final page now with neat modern repairs, a little untidy looking on lower cover where the repairs are more obvious, loss of only 2 words in the adverts. A defective copy of a delightful ephemeral scarce children's book (1 page in facsimile as noted). See Osborne Volume II, page 641, (second leaf missing, 3 leaves mutilated). Two copies only located in UK both in the Opie collection, 1 of which appears to lack upper cover. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Set of 5 volumes of ?History of the Great Reformation? from Millard Fillmore?s Library ? each signed and dated by Fillmore ? adding the date he had all five books rebound!

      Collection of Volumes I, II, III, IV, and V of ?History of the Great Reformation of the Sixteenth Century in Germany, Switzerland &c.? by J.H. Merle D?Aubigné. 299pp, 400pp, 504pp, 480pp, and 518pp respectively, each 4.25? x 7?. New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1845, 1843, 1843, 1846, and 1853 respectively. Three title pages are foxed. The joint on Volume III, split at the front inside hinge, has been repaired at the spine. Various foxing. Good condition.Fillmore has penned on each title page ?Millard Fillmore / March 26, 1857 / J-5 / Rebound April 16, 1860.? He has crossed out the location of each book on his book shelf in pencil, replacing J-5 with ?G-1?. Fillmore had each book attractively rebound in black morocco over olive green boards, spines in compartments with four raised tooled bands, lettered in gilt ?D?Aubigne?s / Reformation? and volume number in Roman numerals in two compartments. Spine and cover edges and corners rubbed. Each book has feather-pattern mar

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        Le Diable à Paris. Paris et les Parisiens.

      First edition. 2 vols. Paris: J. Hetzel 1845-1846. With 212 illustr. and numerous vignettes. XXXII + 380; LXXX + 363 pp. Contp. green half morocco over marbled boards, spines richly gilt in compartments, top edge gilt; internally clean

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        Theologische Ethik. Von Richard Rothe. Erste Auflage, alle 3 Bände ( 1845/1845/1848) Zimmermannsche Buchhandlung Wittenberg,

      Zimmermann'sche Buchhandlung, 1845 - 1848. - XVI, 430 Seiten, IV, 485 Seiten, 3 Blatt Berichtigungen, VIII 1125 Seiten Zustand : Bd.1 - Rückenbezug ( oberflächlich) stärker berieben, der hintere Deckel unten beschabt, Buchblock fest, Gelenke intakt, die überwiegend ersten und letzten Seiten teils altersfleckig, selten stärker altersfleckig ohne Textverlust. Sonst schön textsauber, gelegentlich altersfleckig, altersübliche Bräunungen , gelegentlich sehr feine Bleistiftunterstreichungen. Bd. 2 - Ecken Kanten bestoßen, leicht a. Rücken berieben, Deckel geringf. beschabt, Block und Gelenke intakt, gelegentlich Altersbräunungen - selten stärker - ohne Textverlust o.ä. Band 3 : etwas bestoßen berieben, gelegentlich meist am Blattrand etwas altersfleckig. Gelenke und Block intakt. Selten sehr schwache Bleistiftunterstreichungen 176 International shipping air mail: 3.50 euros to 500 grams. 7 Euros to 1000 grams. Books about 1000 grams individually Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2500 Orig. Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le Diable a Paris. Paris et les Parisiens.

      . First edition. 2 vols. Paris: J. Hetzel 1845-1846. With 212 illustr. and numerous vignettes. XXXII + 380; LXXX + 363 pp. Contp. green half morocco over marbled boards, spines richly gilt in compartments, top edge gilt; internally clean..

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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. 28th Congress, 2d Session, [174].

      Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1845. - 8vo., (9 ¼ x 6 inches). (A bit spotted throughout). Large folding lithographed "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, hand-colored in outline, in rear pocket (evenly browned, one or two short tears at folds); 2 folding lithographed maps; 2 full-page lithographed maps; 22 lithographed plates (a bit spotted). Original publisher's brown cloth, decorated in blind to both covers, the smooth spine in five blind-ruled compartments, gilt-lettered in one and the rest stamped in blind (rebacked, preserving most of the original spine). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of William L. C. Pennington, a private in the Union Army during the Civil War, to rear pastedown; bookplate of Willard S. Morse (1856-1935) to front pastedown. 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 Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS124. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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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        Collected volume of 4 titles: 1. Lykkens Blomst. Eventyr-Comedie i to Acter, Musiken af Syngmester Rung. 2. Kunstens Dannevirke. Forspil ved det kongelige danske Theaters hundredeaars Fest 1848. 3. Den nye Berselstue. Originalt Lystspil i een Act. 4. Hyldemoer. Phantasiespil i een Act

      Kjöbenhavn, C.A. Reitzel, 1845, 1848, 1850, 1851.. 79/22/46/90 pages 16,5 cm, half leather, edges a little bit foxy, bumbed corners, stamps on title pages: "C.A. Reitzel", ex libris "Marius Nielsen" gest v. Johannes Britze, well bound and good condition overall. BR19F3

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Karl Heinz Schmitz]
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        An original design for porcelain

      [Paris 1845 - Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. A rare example of an original watercolour design for porcelain, by the Samson factory of Paris. This finished design was intended as a reference source from which the porcelain painters could work, using the design as a guide for the colours and image to be transformed from paper into fine porcelain. The French porcelain manufactory of Samson & Cie. was established by "Edmé Samson (b. Paris, 1810; d. Paris, 1891) at 7, Rue Vendôme (later Rue Béranger) in Paris. The intention of the firm was to reproduce ceramics from museums and private collections, and it claimed that all such reproductions would be distinctly marked to avoid confusion with the originals. In 1864, the factory was moved to Montreuil by Samson's son, Emile Samson (1837-1913). The range of wares included copies of 18th-century porcelain from such factories as Sèvres, Chelsea, Meissen and Derby, Chinese export-wares, especially armorial wares decorated with famille rose colours and mugs decorated with the Fitzhugh pattern, Delftware, Iznikware, maiolica and faience." ( Grove Dictionary of Art ).

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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).

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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]

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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).

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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.

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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]

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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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