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        The American Angler'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'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'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'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: 'Of considerable historic interest today, the twelve views reveal skill in composition and an understanding of etching' (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: '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' (South Australian). Nixon also appears to have tried to market his book in England: 'the English publishers of Australian travels, Thomas and William Boone, advertised Nixon's Twelve Views as six shillings (sterling) in one of their book catalogues of 1845 or 1846' (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 'rare' (quite a strong word for him) and Wantrup notes that '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…'.

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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]

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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..

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        Buffalo Hunt, Chasing Back]

      Henry Bohn, [London 1845 - A fine image from Catlin's "North American Indian Portfolio," one of the most important accounts of native-American life. "Turn about is fair play," according to an old and familiar adage; and this wild and thrilling scene personifies this idea almost too literally for the viewer to admit the justness of its application. The. bull often turns upon its assailant, and runs him back, over the whole ground; in which unpleasant reverse he has but to balance himself upon his little horse, praying for smooth ground under its feet, and deliverance from the fury that is behind him. The picturesque and jagged outline of hills only requires the background of a dark, lurid cloud; and if viewed from a distance it will need but little stretch of the imagination to conceive it to be a magnificent castle, fit for the residence of the proudest monarch on earth. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio , Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind, he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in the North American Indian Portfolio in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. The present image is one of the results of this publishing venture and is both a work of art of the highest quality and a fitting memorial to a vanished way of life. Abbey, Travel, 653; Field, Indian Bibliography, 258; Howes, C-243; McCracken, 10; Sabin, 11532; Wagner-Camp, 105a:1. Lithograph, coloured by hand, printed by Day & Haghe, on original card mount within ink-ruled frame.

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

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        France Illustrated, Exhibiting its Landscape Scenery, Antiquities , Military and Ecclesiastical Architecture, &c

      London: Fisher, Son, & Co., n.d. but 1845-, 1847. Four volumes, quarto, each with engraved titlepage featuring vignette, 144 full page plates engraved on steel, some very mild offsetting and the occasional mark; a very attractive set in full morocco gift binding, elaborately gilt and embossed, a little rubbed at extremities. Fine steel-engravings of French scenery. A lovely set of one of Allom's lavish topographical works, with the supplemental fourth volume, 'A Summer and Winter in Paris', in a matching binding. This work is not commonly seen complete, as thus. Richly illustrated, the steel engravings, which include many fine views of nineteenth-century France, are drawn by Thomas Allom (1804-1872), an English artist and architect. Although he was a founding member of what became the Royal Institute of British Architects, Allom is chiefly remembered for his many beautiful topographical works, which were often used in such travel books. This series was completed after his early work on Turkey and Asia Minor, but before his perhaps more famous China Illustrated of 1845.

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        Reports on the Progress of Zoology and Botany 1841, 1842

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Ray Society, 1845. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth with Ray Society insignia to front board in gilt, mildly rubbed, a very good copy. Pig-footed Bandicoots. A fine copy of the scarce first publication of the Ray Society, including notices of the recent discovery of several Australian marsupials including the now extinct pig-footed bandicoot. The Ray Society was established in 1844 with the aim of furthering the publishing and distribution of botanical and zoological papers. This book was the first issued by the society, providing notices of important discoveries recently published in obscure journals and monographs. The society never intended to compete with existing publishers, yet assisted the printing of specialised scientific papers too obscure to be of financial value to publishers. Three pages describe novel Australian marsupial species, including the remarkably small nectar-feeding Honey Possum from the Swan River region of Western Australia and two new species of marsupial mice (genus Phascogale). It is reported that John Edward Gray has recorded a new species, the pig-footed bandicoot, while collecting along the Murray River. The pig-footed bandicoot did not survive habitat changes brought by grazing: the last museum specimen was recorded in 1901 although the Pintupi people encountered it far inland until the 1950s. Sadly, there is no doubt the species is extinct today. The chapter on marsupial discoveries concludes with a notice that Mr. Gould has increased the number of kangaroo species by six, all to be illustrated in his upcoming monograph.

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        ETUDES D'OMBRES ET DE LAVIS APPLIQUEES AUX ORDRES D'ARCHITECTURE OU VIGNOLE OMBRE

      Normand Ainé Editeur. - París. 1845. 6h+14 bellas planchas de Arquitectura de gran tamaño. Holandesa. 47X31. Magnífico ejemplar. Ref 5.4 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Philadelphia, 1845. Six volumes in five; imperial octavo, with a portrait, 64 plates and nine maps in the text volumes, and the complete atlas bound at the end of the fifth volume; numerous vignettes in the text; without the half-titles, occasional very light offsetting, but an unusually fine copy in a handsome contemporary binding of half black morocco with marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments, top edges gilt. The first generally avilable editon of the massive US Exploring Expedition. A superb set of the first generally available edition of the narrative of the first American naval exploring expedition. This is the desirable first octavo edition, of which only a thousand copies were printed, the first edition to be made generally available, preceded only by the quarto official and unofficial editions, printed in just 100 and 150 copies respectively. The official edition was published by Congress, but Wilkes retained the copyright, "to protect my reputation, being unwilling that a garbled edition should be printed by others". He was happy with the present edition, writing to a Congressional committee in January 1845 that "the imperial 8vo. has been got up in beautiful style, and stereotyped - the paper and execution fully equal, and, in some respects as a library and reading book, to be preferred to the 4to. edition…". Wilkes's six ships ranged from Tierra del Fuego, Chile and Peru, to Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Singapore. Two of its most notable achievements were the extensive survey of the American Northwest coast and the exploration of some 1500 miles of the Antarctic coast, "thereby proving the existence of the seventh continent. Equally important, the Expedition collected and described natural history specimens from all parts of the globe - specimens that eventually came to the fledgling Smithsonian Institution, making it the National Museum of the United States. In a wider sense, the Expedition led to the emergence of the United States as a naval and scientific power with worldwide interests…". (Magnificent Voyagers, p. 9). Later editions, including the second 1845 octavo edition, are smaller in size, do not include the fine steel-engravings found in the present edition, and are generally of inferior quality.

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        Apollinariskirche mit weitem Blick ins Rheintal, rechts Dampfer.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eug. Ciceri nach Chapuy, um 1845, 29 x 39 cm..

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        Gesamtansicht mit der Pfalz.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von L. Sabatier nach Chapuy, um 1845, 27 x 40 cm.. Engelmann II,822. - Breitrandig; Abzug vor der Schrift; mit dem Original - Textblatt. Breiter Rand minimal fleckig.

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        Autograph letter to Robert Towns of Town's Wharf, Sydney

      Newcastle, N.S.W.: 31 July, 1845. Three-page letter, folded to letter-size 255 x 205 mm., stamped at both Sydney and Newcastle; old folds and some browning, small loss from the seal being removed otherwise very good. An interesting intra-colonial letter from the Newcastle businessman William Dudding to the prominent Sydney trader Robert Towns. William Dudding was a civil servant working in the Hunter. In 1850 he was clerk at the Maitland Gaol, in 1854 he became the Clerk of Petty Sessions in Singleton, and was appointed as a Magistrate in Singleton in 1875. Not long after this letter was written, in November 1846, Dudding requested a public meeting to petition against the reintroduction of transportation. In the letter Dudding notes that he is owed £50 which is due a few days later on 4 August, and asks that £10 from the Savings Bank Sydney be paid to the credit of a Miss Caroline Sarah Freeman of Newcastle (the nature of the transaction is not clear), but Freeman remained in the Hunter, marrying one John Stewart by special licence in 1848. The letter also includes later dates which clarify the nature of the money owing to Dudding, which has apparently been sent by his father care of Robert Brooks. The letter is addressed to Robert Towns or one Mr. Manson care of the Town's Wharf in Sydney. Towns (1794-1873) was a well known merchant and entrepreneur, and founder of Townsville. He was authorized to represent Robert Brooks & Co. of London in the colony and by 1842 established a mercantile and shipping business in Sydney which extended to Europe, the Far East, Pacific Islands and India. In 1844 he bought "Jones Wharf" at Millers Point and for the next twenty years built up a reputation for supervising a range of diverse enterprises and sending explosive letters to his captains, agents and business associates all over the world. In 1833 he married W.C.Wentworth's half sister, Sophia, the two men fell out later in life over an inheritance issue.

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        "Das neue Großherzogliche Residenzschloß in Schwerin". Gesamtansicht.

      . Lithographie bei A.W. Sandmeyer, Schwerin, dat. 1845, 20 x 34 cm.. Auf dünnem Velinpapier gedruckt. Randeinriß rechts alt hinterlegt.

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        Kosmos. Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung

      Stuttgart and Tubingen: J.S. Cotta, 1845-, 1858. Four octavo text volumes and atlas in two volumes; the atlas comprising 42 engraved plates (many handcoloured) and descriptive text; tender hinges and some wear to spine ends of the atlas volumes (one headband frayed), otherwise a very good set in later nineteenth-century gilt decorated half roan, lacking the posthumously published index volume. Foundation work of biogeography. Paradigm publication of nineteenth-century empirical science: 'the book contains a complete survey of the physical sciences and their relation to each other… He laid the foundation of modern physical geography, meteorology and geography of plants' (Printing and the Mind of Man 320). Destined for government service, Humboldt's aspiration for scientific exploration derived in part from his lively contact with Georg Forster at Gottingen University. The two men later visited England together in 1790. Humboldt intended to accompany the Baudin expedition to Australia and the Pacific, but delays in departure frustrated the eager naturalist and inadvertently led to his extensive travels in South America. Publication of the South American surveys was an epic task, 'but it was Kosmos…which Humboldt really considered his life's work'. The publication of Kosmos established a cohesive framework and method for synthesising the physical and biological sciences, with the ultimate aim of understanding the nature and distribution of life on earth. Rigorously dedicated to empirical process, Humboldt banished the last vestiges of religious and mystical causation in European science. This set comprises first editions of the text volumes, while the atlas volumes are from the later edition prepared by Traugott Bromme with the alternate title Atlas zu Alexander von Humboldt's Kosmos (published in Stuttgart by Krais & Hoffmann, 1861).

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        ABC-Buch für kleine und große Kinder. Gezeichnet von Dresdner Künstlern mit Erzählungen und Liedern von R. Reinick und Singweisen von Ferdinand Hiller.

      Wigand's,, Leipzig, 1845 - Leipzig, Wigand's, 1845. Frontispiz, 96 S. und 26 Tafeln. Geprägter OLwd. Neuaufgebunden mit neuen Vorsätzen. - Drei Tafeln m. Fehlstellen an der rechten Kanten. Gbrsp. Fachmännisch restauriert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        INDIAN MELODIES

      New York: G. Lane & C. B. Tippett, 1845. First Edition. Hardcover. Library perforated stamp on title page and two pages of preface, ink notation at top of first page of preface and first page of music; contents clean and crisp. Spine leather worn away, both covers neatly detached. Very Good. Oblong octavo, 114 (2) pages. Original calf-backed printed boards with leather corner tips. A collection of original songs written by a Narragansett Indian who had worked on the compilation for seven years, only having learned to sing "scientifically" two years before. Apparently the first published attempt at such a feat by a Native American and thus of extreme historical importance. According to the author in his preface, he was aware of no other "son of the forest" trying to do what he had done. The songs are harmonized by Thomas Hastings, the famous American hymn compiler and composer, perhaps best known for writing the music for "Rock of Ages," who also happened to be an albino. The approximately two hundred songs in this compilation are for the most part titled after Native American tribes, though the lyrics are more traditionally Christian reflecting Commuck's Methodist Episcopal beliefs. Very scarce! One of the earliest books to be authored by a Native American regarding Native American culture.

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        Reports on the Progress of Zoology and Botany 1841, 1842

      Printed for the Ray Society, Edinburgh 1845 - Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth with Ray Society insignia to front board in gilt, mildly rubbed, a very good copy. Pig-footed Bandicoots. A fine copy of the scarce first publication of the Ray Society, including notices of the recent discovery of several Australian marsupials including the now extinct pig-footed bandicoot. The Ray Society was established in 1844 with the aim of furthering the publishing and distribution of botanical and zoological papers. This book was the first issued by the society, providing notices of important discoveries recently published in obscure journals and monographs. The society never intended to compete with existing publishers, yet assisted the printing of specialised scientific papers too obscure to be of financial value to publishers. Three pages describe novel Australian marsupial species, including the remarkably small nectar-feeding Honey Possum from the Swan River region of Western Australia and two new species of marsupial mice (genus Phascogale). It is reported that John Edward Gray has recorded a new species, the pig-footed bandicoot, while collecting along the Murray River. The pig-footed bandicoot did not survive habitat changes brought by grazing: the last museum specimen was recorded in 1901 although the Pintupi people encountered it far inland until the 1950s. Sadly, there is no doubt the species is extinct today. The chapter on marsupial discoveries concludes with a notice that Mr. Gould has increased the number of kangaroo species by six, all to be illustrated in his upcoming monograph. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ON LIQUEFACTION OF GASES and SOLIDIFICATION of BODIES, Generally Existing as Gases. PRESENTATION COPY.

      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1845.Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, for 1845, PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE: "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, 2 small text illustrations, pages: title page, 155 - 177, [1 - blank], bound in pale grey wrappers. Wrappers dusty and lightly stained, spine worn with loss of paper, old ink notes to top cover, vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy. Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        INDIAN MELODIES

      G. Lane & C. B. Tippett, New York 1845 - Oblong octavo, 114 (2) pages. Original calf-backed printed boards with leather corner tips. A collection of original songs written by a Narragansett Indian who had worked on the compilation for seven years, only having learned to sing "scientifically" two years before. Apparently the first published attempt at such a feat by a Native American and thus of extreme historical importance. According to the author in his preface, he was aware of no other "son of the forest" trying to do what he had done. The songs are harmonized by Thomas Hastings, the famous American hymn compiler and composer, perhaps best known for writing the music for "Rock of Ages," who also happened to be an albino. The approximately two hundred songs in this compilation are for the most part titled after Native American tribes, though the lyrics are more traditionally Christian reflecting Commuck's Methodist Episcopal beliefs. Very scarce! One of the earliest books to be authored by a Native American regarding Native American culture. Library perforated stamp on title page and two pages of preface, ink notation at top of first page of preface and first page of music; contents clean and crisp. Spine leather worn away, both covers neatly detached. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        A HAND - BOOK FOR TRAVELLERS IN SPAIN, AND READERS AT HOME. Describing the country and cities, the natives and their manners; the antiquities, religion, legends, fine arts, literature, sports, and gastronomy, past and present.

      London, John Murray, 1845.2 volumes, complete set, Part I containing: Andalucia. Ronda and Granada. Murcia, Valencia. Catalonia, and Estremadura: Part II: Leon, Gallicia, The Asturias, The Castiles, The Basque Provinces, Arragon, The Pyrenees, and Navarre. With travelling maps and a copious index. FIRST EDITION 1845, 8vos, approximately 175 x 110 mm, 7 x 4¼ inches, folding linen map of the Kingdom of Andalucia at rear of Volume I, LACKING IS THE FOLDING "TRAVELLING MAP OF SPAIN TO ACCOMPANY THE HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS" which should be in the pocket at rear of Volume II, pages: xii, 556; vi, 557 - 1064 including index and errata. Bound in original publisher's brown fine ribbed cloth, blind ruled border to covers, gilt lettered on upper cover, gilt rules and lettering to spines, publisher's adverts to endpapers dated November 1846. Spines slightly darkened, head and tail of spines slightly worn with tiny nicks to cloth, lower hinge on Volume I partly split and neatly reglued, completely split on Volume II and reglued with very slight loss of cloth, upper hinges starting to split, 4 small ink stains to cloth on Volume I, a few other light stains, corners slightly bumped, large ink name and address on front pastedowns, another small neat name in top margin of title pages, an occasional pale margin spot, otherwise contents clean and tight. A good tight set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Lehrbuch der Militär-Chemie als Leitfaden für die Vorlesungen im k. k. Bombardier-Corps.

      Wien Verlag des Verfassers bei Sollinger Verlag 1845. komplett in 3 original interimsbroschuren, gr.-8°, XIV, 735 mit 5 lithographischen Tafeln; Zustand: sehr gut, großteils unaufgeschnitten.

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        Original Drawings by Robert Cruikshank [for] Chronicles of the Bastille

      London 1845 - 4to. 27 by 20 cm. The Chronicles of the Bastille, Louis Alexis Chamerovzow, first appeared in 1845 and featured Cruikshank's drawings. The twelve watercolors here are dated 1844 or1845. Also, embedded into the back of the front cover is the steel plate used to make the steel engraved title page of the novel. As a title page an engraved copy of this plate is used. On the backs, and sometimes in the margins, are light pencil notes that serve as captions for the watercolors and provide information as to placement in the book. It is unknown whether these notes were preliminary to the publication or were done by a later hand. Bound elegantly by H. Zucker of Philadelphia, with gilt filets and turn-ins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'EDUCATION DE LA POUPEE.

      Paris, Arnauld de Vresse, 55 rue de Rivoli, circa 1845.EDITION UNKNOWN circa 1845, text in French, oblong 8vo, approximately 160 x 245 mm, 6¼ x 10 inches, 16 wonderful enchanting hand coloured lithographic plates including the title page all by Baric, printed by Imprimerie Roche, all featuring a doll or dolls and one or more sweet little girls. 16 pages of charming text. The doll in question is more like a small child, it can be lazy and has very naughty impulses. On finally learning to be good the doll is itself rewarded with an untrained doll. Original publisher's red textured boards and matching plain pebbled cloth spine, ornate gilt floral border to upper cover with gilt title within, endpapers replaced at some time. Corners slightly worn with cardboard showing at tips, edges slightly rubbed, upper cover slightly faded, gilt slightly tarnished but still bright, a few tiny scrapes to lower cover, neat inscription dated 1869 on preserved orginal front endpaper, a little faint foxing to title page and some margins, 10 mm (½") closed tear to lower margin edge of plates at page 2, at page 11 and at page 12, another smaller to margin fore - edge of plate at page 4, none near image and all neatly repaired on blank side. A very good clean bright copy of a delightful doll book. Dated from another title listed in Gumuchian (466 - 467) with 16 hand coloured lithographs by Baric printed by Roche and published by Arnauld de Vresse. However another similar title in Die Bilderwelt (2559) is dated 1861. 1 hand coloured copy in Bibliotheque Nationale, none on WorldCat. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Alexander Macleay

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

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        A General History of Birds

      Bohn, circa, London 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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        The Present State and Prospects of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales

      William Curry, Dublin 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter to Robert Towns of Town's Wharf, Sydney

      31 July, Newcastle, N.S.W. 1845 - Three-page letter, folded to letter-size 255 x 205 mm., stamped at both Sydney and Newcastle; old folds and some browning, small loss from the seal being removed otherwise very good. An interesting intra-colonial letter from the Newcastle businessman William Dudding to the prominent Sydney trader Robert Towns. William Dudding was a civil servant working in the Hunter. In 1850 he was clerk at the Maitland Gaol, in 1854 he became the Clerk of Petty Sessions in Singleton, and was appointed as a Magistrate in Singleton in 1875. Not long after this letter was written, in November 1846, Dudding requested a public meeting to petition against the reintroduction of transportation. In the letter Dudding notes that he is owed £50 which is due a few days later on 4 August, and asks that £10 from the Savings Bank Sydney be paid to the credit of a Miss Caroline Sarah Freeman of Newcastle (the nature of the transaction is not clear), but Freeman remained in the Hunter, marrying one John Stewart by special licence in 1848. The letter also includes later dates which clarify the nature of the money owing to Dudding, which has apparently been sent by his father care of Robert Brooks. The letter is addressed to Robert Towns or one Mr. Manson care of the Town's Wharf in Sydney. Towns (1794-1873) was a well known merchant and entrepreneur, and founder of Townsville. He was authorized to represent Robert Brooks & Co. of London in the colony and by 1842 established a mercantile and shipping business in Sydney which extended to Europe, the Far East, Pacific Islands and India. In 1844 he bought "Jones Wharf" at Millers Point and for the next twenty years built up a reputation for supervising a range of diverse enterprises and sending explosive letters to his captains, agents and business associates all over the world. In 1833 he married W.C.Wentworth's half sister, Sophia, the two men fell out later in life over an inheritance issue.

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        Albisbrunn. Wasser-Heil-Anstalt im Canton Zürich.

      Mit Eiweiß gehöhte Aquatinta-Farbradierung von Burkhard nach T. T. Meier, ca. 1845.. Ca. 29 x 40 cm (Darstellung ohne Schrift), ca. 41 x 52,5 cm (Papierformat).. Wasserzeichen im Papier: J. Whatman 1844. Alt gerahmt in einem Biedermeier-Kirschholzrahmen mit ebonisierten Ecken, altem Glas und Holzrückwand (Rahmenaußenmaß ca. 49 x 60,5 cm). Beiliegend Schreiben eines Vorbesitzers zur Herkunft des gerahmten Bildes. Papier leicht gebräunt.

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        Description of the American Electro Magnetic Telegraph: now in operation between the Cities of Washington and Baltimre. Bound with: Johnson, A Brief and Simple Explanation of the Electro-magnetic Telegraph (1847) and Hubbard, The Proposed Changes in the Telegraphic System (1873)

      Washington, D. C.: J. and G.S. Gideon, 1845. Washington, D. C.: J. and G.S. Gideon, 1845. <p>Morse Code</p><p>Vail, Alfred (1807-59). Description of the American electro magnetic telegraph: Now in operation between the cities of Washington and Baltimore. 24pp. Woodcut text illustrations. Washington: J. & G. S. Gideon, 1845. 221 x 140 mm. Bound with 2 other works on the telegraph in 19th century boards, cloth backstrip, hand-lettered spine label and library label, corners worn. Light toning but very good. Library bookplate.</p><p>First Edition. Probably the first publication of the standardized Morse code, the first widely used data code. On May 24, 1844 Samuel F. B. Morse transmitted the first telegraph message ("What hath God wrought?") on an experimental telegraph line strung between Baltimore and Washington D.C., using the version of "Morse code" that became standard in the United States and Canada. The recipient of the message was Albert Vail, Morse&#39;s partner in developing the telegraph. Vail, who had worked with Morse since 1837, expanded Morse&#39;s original experimental numeric code (based on optical telegraph codes) to include letters and special characters so that it could be used more generally. Vail determined the frequency of use of letters in English by counting the moveable type he found in the typecases of a local newspaper. The code consisted of arrangements of shorter marks ("dots") and longer marks ("dashes"); the letters most commonly used were assigned shorter sequences of dots and dashes. Vail was thus responsible for inventing the most useful and efficient features of Morse code. Vail published the code in 1845 in the present pamphlet and in a 208-page book; the pamphlet most likely preceded the book. This copy of Vail&#39;s pamphlet is bound with two other later works on the telegraph: Moses Johnson&#39;s A Brief and Simple Explanation of the Electro-Magnetic Telegraph (Cincinnati, 1847); and Gardiner G. Hubbard&#39;s The Proposed Changes in the Telegraphic System (Boston, 1873). Origins of Cyberspace 208. </p>

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

      Philadelphia 1845 - Six volumes in five; imperial octavo, with a portrait, 64 plates and nine maps in the text volumes, and the complete atlas bound at the end of the fifth volume; numerous vignettes in the text; without the half-titles, occasional very light offsetting, but an unusually fine copy in a handsome contemporary binding of half black morocco with marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments, top edges gilt. The first generally avilable editon of the massive US Exploring Expedition. A superb set of the first generally available edition of the narrative of the first American naval exploring expedition. This is the desirable first octavo edition, of which only a thousand copies were printed, the first edition to be made generally available, preceded only by the quarto official and unofficial editions, printed in just 100 and 150 copies respectively. The official edition was published by Congress, but Wilkes retained the copyright, "to protect my reputation, being unwilling that a garbled edition should be printed by others". He was happy with the present edition, writing to a Congressional committee in January 1845 that "the imperial 8vo. has been got up in beautiful style, and stereotyped - the paper and execution fully equal, and, in some respects as a library and reading book, to be preferred to the 4to. edition?". Wilkes's six ships ranged from Tierra del Fuego, Chile and Peru, to Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Singapore. Two of its most notable achievements were the extensive survey of the American Northwest coast and the exploration of some 1500 miles of the Antarctic coast, "thereby proving the existence of the seventh continent. Equally important, the Expedition collected and described natural history specimens from all parts of the globe - specimens that eventually came to the fledgling Smithsonian Institution, making it the National Museum of the United States. In a wider sense, the Expedition led to the emergence of the United States as a naval and scientific power with worldwide interests?". (Magnificent Voyagers, p. 9). Later editions, including the second 1845 octavo edition, are smaller in size, do not include the fine steel-engravings found in the present edition, and are generally of inferior quality. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      G. Marietti Tipografo-Librajo, Turin 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'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter to the future Victoria Cross winner (Admiral of the Fleet Sir) Edmund Commerell, 1845

      - Long letter of rebuke to the 16-year-old future Victoria Cross winner from a pained uncle and godfather - autograph letter signed to Edmund Commerell from Samuel Bosanquet ("Sam Bosanquet"): 4pp. 4to, Bath, 18 February 1845. Slightly nicked at folds. Samuel Bosanquet's sense of righteous exasperation with his nephew is sustained, admirable and, one suspects, futile. "Your Aunt & I were surprized," he writes, "not to say alarmed by ye mention in your note, almost a cursory one, that you had on ye previous day, communicated at ye Holy Eucharist": he should now "pray earnestly to God to bless what you have done . . . you have now taken upon your own soul, the solemn vow, made for you at your Baptism, that as you were then made one of God's elect Children by regeneration, so you will strive not to lose that intention, but to gain new strength in His service by presenting yourself at His other Holy Sacrament with a pure heart, & pure hands, with pure lips, and a pure body undefiled by pollution, because you know that the Christian's body is the temple of the [his uncle&#146;s writing swells in size] Holy Ghost". John Edmund Commerell (1829-1901) came from prosperous stock, but both his parents died early. His father, John Commerell (1795-1836), married in 1821 his first cousin Henrietta Sophia Bosanquet (1795-1841). Edmund, their second son, joined the Navy in 1832, at the age of 13. In 1845 he was serving on the Firebrand in China under Captain (later Admiral of the Fleet Sir) James Hope, taking part in November in a sensational engagement with the batteries at Obligado. "It must count as one of the anomalies of our service," recorded his Times obituary, "that this piece of work, more dangerous, more important than many for which decorations or promotions or even Victoria Crosses have been freely given, passed without any official recognition beyond the C.B. to Captain Hope, which, equally with the K.C.B. to Sir Charles Hotham, was given for the general, not the particular service." The Victoria Cross was not established until 1856; Commander Commerell was among its first recipients, being on the first list gazetted, on 24 February 1857. He and two of his seamen were honoured for a daring night operation from the Weser in the Sea of Azov, when, evading 20 or 30 Cossacks, he "destroyed large quantities of forage on the Crimean shore of the Sivash". His medal is now in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery at the Imperial War Museum. Promoted captain in 1859, rear-admiral in 1876, vice-admiral in 1881, admiral in 1886 and, at the request of Queen Victoria, whom he had served both as ADC and Groom-in-Waiting, Admiral of the Fleet in 1892, Commerell was Commander-in-Chief on the North American and West Indian station, 1882&#150;85, and Portsmouth, 1888&#150;91. Samuel Bosanquet (1797-1848), a younger brother of Sophia Commerell, proved her will in 1841 and was declared lawful "Curator or Guardian" of her younger children. He married in 1824 the aunt "who joins in every kind wish & prayer", Sophia Broadwood (1805-1892), daughter of James Shudi Broadwood (1772-1851), partner with his father in John Broadwood and Son(s), piano manufacturers.

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        The Philosophy of the Infinite

      Edinburgh - Thomas Constable and Co., 1845. Edinburgh - Thomas Constable and Co., 1845 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this philosophical essay by Henry Calderwood. Bookseller&#39;s label of David Bryce to front pastedown. From the antiquarian library of Emeritus Professor David A. Palin of the University of Manchester (bookplate to front pastedown), collected over a period of almost forty years. Condition: In a black cloth binding. Externally, sound, though with some bumping and slight wear to the head and tail of the spine. Some marks to the boards also. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Ink inscriptions to title page. Pages have some tidemarks, and scattered patches of foxing, but are generally quite bright. Overall: GOOD..

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        GUIDE-SOUVENIR DANS LES PYRENEES LUCHON ET LES VALLEES

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Luchon. 1845. Piel y dorados. 1h+63Pag+18 Bellas Litografias dibujadas por Pierre Gorse+1 Mapa deplagable Des Environs de Luchon. La Obra contiene Curse dans Vallee D'Aran, la Maladetta, Port de Venasque; Visite a St. Bertrand, la Grotte de Gargas; Ascension au Pic Cecire, etc. Las litografias estan en perfecto estado aunque las hojas impresas algunas estan tostadas. Rarissima Obra. Ref 1.4 Biblioteca A

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        The Scientific and Literary Treasury; A New and Popular Encyclopedia of the Belles Lettres

      London - Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1845. London - Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1845 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early edition of Maunder&#39;s in-depth encyclopedia of literature. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. Fourth Edition. Samuel Maunder, 1785 - 1849, was a compiler of reference works. Maunder compiled and issued numerous dictionaries and compact encyclopaedias, chiefly for educational purposes. They were very popular, had large sales, and were frequently revised and reprinted -ODNB. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. The hinges are just starting. There is some wear to the extremities, including some rubbing and edge wear with slight loss. The top of the spine is coming away. Internally the pages have slight browning and the occasional spot or mark. Overall the condition is good only with a very good interior..

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        Burg Schwaneck im Isartal.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift auf Velin von Ferdinand Le Feubure, rechts unten signiert "Ferd. Le Feubure", rechts oben schwer lesbar "Pullach 1845", 19 x 23 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXII, S. 552. - Reizende Ansicht der gegenüber Grünwald am Isarhochufer liegenden Burg mit wehender Fahne auf den Zinnen. Ferdinand Le Feubure lebte von 1815 bis 1898 in München. Er war seit 1826 als Porzellanmaler in den Listen der Münchner Kunstanstalt geführt. - Rückseitig mit alten Montagespuren, sonst tadellos.

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        HISTORIA DE CABRERA Y DE LA GUERRA CIVIL EN ARAGON VALENCIA MURCIA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1845-46. 2A edicion Rarissima. 28X20. Pasta espanola. 3h+VI+682Pag y 38Pag+2h (Apendice). 33 Bellas Laminas mas grabados. Contiene documentos e informacion de una y otra parte. Rarissima Obra y muy dificil en comercio. Ref 13 Biblioteca A.

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        Glorias religiosas de la Ciudad de Calatayud y su antiguo Partido, en las que principalmente se trata de las Santísimas Imágenes de Jesús y María, vidas de sus Santos canonizados, de las de señalados en virtud, con una breve memoria de los que han florecido en armas y letras

      Calatayud, Imprenta de Celestino Coma, 1845 -1846. Dos tomos en un volúmen en 4to.; 2 hs., 142 pp. y 224 pp., más 50 hojas en blanco. Ejemplar falto de las 22 páginas finales de la segunda parte. Encuadernación de la época en media piel con lomera ornada. Excelente ejemplar.

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        HILLINGDON HALL; OR, THE COCKNEY SQUIRE; A TALE OF COUNTRY LIFE. By The Author of "Handley Cross."

      London: Henry Colburn, 1845.. London: Henry Colburn, 1845.. Three volumes. Original forest green cloth, decorated in blind, spines lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed. Bindings faintly spotted and edgeworn, toe of first spine badly snagged (2 cm, with no loss), some marginal smudges and such as consistent with editorial use, else a good, bright set, in half morocco slipcase. Ownership signature of Rebecca Lightup in each volume. A proof copy of the first English edition, occasionally marked "Author&#39;s Proof," but in fact an in-house set of sheets, marked up by a proof-reader, with corrections to spelling, punctuation, pagination, imperfect leading and more, on about 75 pages. This, the third of Surtees&#39; popular sporting novels, features once again his most famous creation, the &#39;jolly, free-and-easy, fox-hunting grocer,&#39; Jorrocks, who buys a manor and runs for Parliament. The novel, a satire on the Anti-Corn League, had been serialised in 1844 in the NEW SPORTING MAGAZINE, a publication Surtees had helped found, and also appeared in a New York edition in that year. Proof copies of Victorian three-deckers survive only infrequently. In this set, some gatherings are marked "R" as read, two noting more specifically "Read Sept. 22 F.W." A further gathering bears the head-note "M.W. Author&#39;s proof. read back." The changes in this gathering are more substantial than elsewhere, altering for example "an order was despatched" to "a messenger was despatched" (vol. II, p. 116), and modifying the spellings of the name "Tompkins" (p. 105). Though the hand is that of a proof-reader, it is most likely that it reflects authorial corrections made to another proof set. SADLEIR 3163.

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