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        An original design for a porcelain plate

      [Paris: 1845 or later]. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, and mild foxing. 10 ½ x 10 ¼ inches. 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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        An original design for porcelain

      [Paris: 1845 or later]. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some light foxing and mild creasing. 8 3/8 x 13 1/8 inches. 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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        THE HISTORY OF OREGON, GEOGRAPHICAL AND POLITICAL...EMBRACING AN ANALYSIS OF THE OLD SPANISH CLAIMS, THE BRITISH PRETENSIONS, THE UNITED STATES TITLE; AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRESENT CONDITION AND CHARACTER OF THE COUNTRY, AND A THOROUGH EXAMINATION OF THE PROJECT OF A NATIONAL RAIL ROAD, FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN

      New York: William H. Colyer, 1845.. 127,[1]pp. plus folding map. Modern half calf and cloth, spine gilt. Very clean and fresh. Near fine. The very rare first edition of this important overland narrative and first proposal for a transcontinental railroad. A landmark in the history of westward expansion and Manifest Destiny: "The Railroad is the GREAT NEGOTIATOR, which alone can settle our title more conclusively than all the diplomatists in the world...Arouse then, America, and obey the mandate which Destiny has imposed upon you for the redemption of a world!" Wilkes includes here the complete account by Peter H. Burnett of the celebrated overland emigration of 1843. "This and the Overton Johnson narrative published a year later, in 1846, are the only known contemporaneous accounts of the 1843 emigration published within a few years of the event. Burnett, whose narrative Wilkes publishes in full, was afterwards the first civil governor of California" - Streeter. The folding map shows the Oregon country and parts of British Columbia. This book is very rare, with Wagner-Camp locating only four copies. An article in the QUARTERLY of the Washington Historical Society for October 1906 describes this work as "one of the rarest and least known books." HOWES W418, "c." SABIN 103997. WAGNER-CAMP 119:1. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 501. STREETER SALE 3143. GRAFF 4657.

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        Karta öfver Fahlu eller Stora Kopparbergs Grufwor. sammandragen och utgifven år 1845 af J. J. Tjäder löjtnant vid Kongl. Dahl Regementet.

      First edition. Falun and Stockholm. J. F. Åkerbloms boktryckeri and Hörbergsche buchdrückerei. 1845. Folio. Title + 37 numbered maps + 2 unnumbered maps + 4 pages swedish text in double columns + 4 pages german text in double columns. Cloth spine, marbeled paper boards. Some loss of cloth at the spine ends. Scratch on front cover. Map no 6 with small marginal stain. Inside near mint.. A mining atlas of one of the oldest mines in Sweden - Fahlu Copper Mine. At one time the entire nation depended on the copper exports from the mine. Its importance for Swedens economic development can not be overstated. A copy in the best possible condition. Unread. It contains the german translation of the text, which is not always the case. Rare

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        JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC: WITH NOTES ON CANADA & THE UNITED STATES; AND RETURN TO GREAT BRITAIN, IN 1844

      London: Printed for private circulation, 1845.. [8],96pp. Half title. Original green cloth, stamped in blind. Corners bumped, extremities rubbed. Presentation inscription on front flyleaf. Inner hinges cracked. Lightly foxed. About very good. Scarce, privately printed account of an Englishman's trip to the Eastern United States and Canada. He gives bills of fare on shipboard, scenes in New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, then going south to Washington, then to Niagara and Canada. This copy inscribed by the author to his friend, Thomas Adams. HOWES M768, "aa." SABIN 50377.

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        The Mysteries of London

      - London - G. Vickers, 1845 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce set of The Mysteries of London byGeorge William MacArthur Reynolds (1814 - 1879) a British author and journalist and a prolific writer of popular fiction. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts. Four volumes bound in two from the parts. The first series to volume one and the second series to volume two. The Mysteries of London is a penny dreadful or city mysteries novel begun by George W. M. Reynolds in 1844. Reynolds wrote the first two series of this long-running narrative of life in the seedy underbelly of mid-nineteenth-century London. Thomas Miller wrote the third series and Edward L. Blanchard wrote the fourth series of this immensely popular title. Reynolds had read Eugene Sue while in Paris and was particularly impressed by his novel Les Mystres de Paris. It inspired Reynolds to write and publish a penny part serial The Mysteries of London (1845), in which he parallelled Sue's tale of vice, depravity, and squalor in the Parisian slums with a sociological story contrasting the vice and degradation of London working-class life with the luxury and debaucheries of the hedonistic upper crust. An early socialist and a Chartist sympathiser, Reynolds had a genuine social conscience, and he contrived to stitch into the pages of his books diatribes against social evils and class inequities. Instalments were published weekly and contained a single illustration and eight pages of text printed in double columns. The weekly numbers were later bound in cloth covers with a fresh title page and table of contents and offered as complete works of fiction. After Reynolds quit The Mysteries of London, he began a new title: The Mysteries of the Court of London, which ran from 1848 until 1856. Previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities, the odd mark, rubbingand stain to boards. Previous cloth reinforcement to hinges. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Bright but with occasional spotting and handling marks, odd slight closed tears to gutter from with binding holes from parts. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Modern Cookery in All Its Branches

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans Small 8vo. Original brown cloth with blind stamped decorative borders to the covers, plus gilt (dusted) lettering and vignettes to the spine. 607 pages, plus 32 pp catalogue of adverts dated July 1845. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts. Apart from bumping to the corners and foxed edges to the text block, this book is in exceptional condition. The hinges are sound and the contents and cloth are clean. This is one of the most practical, orderly and concise of cookery books. Elizabeth David says that Acton " was the first English writer to go into the minutest detail in her recipes and who first used the concise and uniform system of setting them out which was later adapted by Mrs Beeton.

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        An original design for a porcelain Delft vase

      [Paris: 1845 or later]. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. 12 3/4 x 15 1/8 inches. A rare example of an original watercolour design based on an 18th- century Delft vase in the Musée des Arts Décoratif, 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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        HISTORIA DE LA CIUDAD DE CADIZ

      - Cádiz, 1845. Imprenta de Don Manuel Bosch. 1ª Edición. Holandesa piel moderna con hierros y nervios. VIII + 311pp + 15pp + 5 láminas grabadas y plegadas., 24x15cm. Papel con puntos de óxido. Firma de anterior propietario. Buen estado. ( Vitrina San José ) CADIZ

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        LES INDIENS IOWAYS DES MONTAGNES ROCHEUSES

      Epinal, France: Fabrique de Pellerin, [circa 1845].. Hand-colored engraving, 15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches. Fine. Matted and framed. A rare French engraving of Ioway Indians brought to Paris in 1845 by George Catlin. Catlin, a showman as well as an artist, brought groups of Indians to Europe several times. In the summer of 1845 he led a group of Ioways to Paris along with his Indian Gallery, an adventure recounted in CATLIN'S NOTES OF EIGHT YEARS' TRAVELS AND RESIDENCE IN EUROPE.... The top panel of this print shows the twelve Ioways meeting with King Louis Philippe and the royal family. The Ioway delegation was led by Chief Miou-Hu-Shi- Kaou, and included men, women, and children (the youngest aged only two). Most of the nine lower panels are adapted from Catlin lithographs (re-engraved by Jean-Baptiste Vanson) and show Indian dances and celebrations, scenes of buffalo and bear hunts, an Indian funeral, and the visit of a medicine man. No copies are listed on OCLC, and we are unaware of any other copies appearing on the market. A rare and interesting print of Ioway Indians in France, showing the continued European fascination with Native Americans.

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        Art of Painting in Water Colours

      London: Ackermann and Co, 1845 Full title reads: A Series of Progressive Lessons Intended to Elucidate the Art of Painting in Water Colours. With introductory illustrations of Perspective and drawing with pencil. In Oblong, 32*23cm, contemporary half black leather with green marbled cloth, gilt lines at edges, some small leather tears, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has gilt lines, some leather loss, edges bumped and worn, NO title. Internally, NO inscriptions etc, 25 pp, + 18 plates of which 11 are hand coloured aquatints, each plate has a page of text describing the scene and colours used. A lovely copy! Cox spent a lot of his time at the Royal Oak Hotel in Betws-y-Coed and became the leader of the artist colony in North Wales.

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        A TREATISE ON THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICAL INFLUENCE OF TAXATION AND THE FUNDING SYSTEM

      London:: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1845. First Edition. Very Good++. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing in contemporary full tan leather binding with gilt lettering on red leather spine label, raised bands spine, gilt decoration spine, marbled endpapers. Neat owner inscription ffep, mild cover edge wear, spine wear, mild foxing endpapers. 8vo. xv, 504 pp.

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        Report of the exploring expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842

      Gales and Seaton, Washington, DC 1845 - Fremont's Premier Exploration With Famous Preuss Map. and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-44. by Brevet Captain J.C. Fremont, of the topographical engineers, under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert, chief of the topographical bureau. Printed by order of the Senate of the United States. (Senate Doc. 174; 28th Congress, 2nd session).8vo, 693 p. numerous tables, 22 plates as in Wagner-Camp 1115:1, one folding map in text, large hand colored folding Preuss map of Rocky Mountain West in pocket inside rear board. Embossed brown ribbed cloth, foxed as is usual, slight splits at hinge, else very good example. Interesting copy having been presented by Senator Jesse David Bright of Indiana to Governor James Whitcomb with contemporary inked inscription "James Whitcomb Esqr. with the respects of his Friend Jesse D. Bright", on the front free endpaper. Later ex-libris: Indiana Asbury University. One of the most important works on the opening of the west. Wagner-Camp 115:1; Sabin 25845; Howes F370; Graff 1436: Streeter 3131; Zamorano 39.

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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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        DICCIONARIO GEOGRAFICO ESTADISTICO HISTORICO DE ESPAÑA

      - Diccionario geográfico-estadístico-histórico de España y sus posesiones de ultramar.- Madrid, La Ilustración. Establecimiento Tipográfico-Literario Universal, Imprenta del Diccionario geográfico, a cargo de D. José Rojas, 1845-1850; 16 tomos en 4º holandesa época gofrada, algún tomo con el lomo restaurado, portadas grabadas por Urrabieta y Benedicto, 1º 671 pp. 2 hh. 2º, 615 pp. 1 h. 3º 616 pp 1h. 4º, 684 pp 1h. 5º, 635 pp. 1h. 6º, 664 pp. 7º, 634 pp. 1h. 8º, 638 pp 1h. 9º, 672 pp. 10º, 1121 pp 1h. Grabados en el texto. 11º, 791 pp 2 hh. 12º, 826 pp 1h. 13º, 885 p 1h. 14º, 850 pp 1h. 15º, 687 pp. 16º, 681 pp 1h.

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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. [Complete with the large folding map]

      Washington, D.C.: Blair and Rives for the House of Representatives.. 1845.. House of Representatives Report including the LARGE HANDCOLORED FOLDING MAP and four additional maps (two folding) and 21 (of 22) black and white lithographic plates. 583 pp, 9 x 6 inches, bound in modern cloth-covered boards with title lettered spine. The handcolored Preuss map measures 30 1/2 x 51 1/4 inches (neatline) on two joined sheets 32 1/2 x 55 inches. Originally folded into the volume, the map is now flattened, deacidified and archivally reinforced at the folds. There is considerable wear along the folds of the map with some paper loss (blank areas); a 3 inch repaired tear to the lower edge. Light foxing to the plates (in almost all cases not disfiguring) and occasionally to the textblock, but overall the interior is tight and clean. The one missing plate is plate 2 of the fossil plates (apparently never bound in). Carl Wheat in Mapping the Transmississippi West devotes many pages to this map which "radically and permanently altered western cartography," "and, for the first time upon a published map it showed the entire area west of the Mississippi as seen by a single party." He states that "this Fremont-Preuss map of 1845 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. It is a large map, and since Preuss put down only the areas actually traversed, there are vast areas of bare paper. Starting from Westport, on the map's eastern border, the Kansas river is carefully shown, as is the Missouri to Bellevue, where the Platte comes in. Thence the Platte is mapped to the forks (where the 1843 map commenced), beyond which both north and south forks are carefully drawn, with much more detail in the mountain country west of St. Vrain's Fort...Continuing west, past Independence Rock and up the Sweetwater, the trail crosses South Pass, skirts the Wind River Mountains, crosses the Green and heads up Muddy Fork to cross over to Bear River, which is well mapped to its mouth in Great Salt Lake. That lake is for the first time adequately mapped. In fact, Fremont cruised on it in his inflatable rubber boat...The trail crosses over to the Snake River, thence down the Snake and over to Fort Boisee, and on north past Powder River to the Grand Rond, over the Blue Mountains...and finally to Fort Walahwalah on the Columbia...The party turned down the Columbia to the Dalles and thence turned south. The Columbia had been mapped up to tthat point by the Wilkes expedition, and Fremont then proceeded up Fall (Deschutes) River east of the Cascade Range to Tlamath (Klamath) Lake....From this point, the route turned south along the eastern Sierra foothills to Pyramid Lake, thence southerly...The Sacramento River below this point, the San Joaquin River, and San Francisco Bay are all better drawn than on any preceding map...Pushing south along the San Joaquin...Fremont crossed (old) Tehachapi Pass and moved eastward in the desert ot the Mojave River...through the area of Utah's Dixie and on...and finally to Utah Lake...From Utah Lake the party headed up Spanish Fork and down the "uintah" drainage to Antoine Robidoux's Uintah Fort...down the Arkansas, past Pike's Peak, Boiling Spring River, and Pueblo, to Bent's Fort. Here they turned northeast to the Smoky Hill Fork of the Kansas, and finally found themselves once more at Westport." .

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        Der Kleinen freunde Album. For Our Young Friends. Des Petits Amis. Dei Piccoli Amici. De Los Amiguitos. van de kleinen Vrienden

      1845. Romantic Cartonnage. Near Fine. Exceptional ornate romantic cartonnage binding. N.d., circa 1840s. Slightly oblong, 7 by 5.75 inches, 17 by 14 cm. With sixteen hand-colored plates of children mostly playing. Gumuchian 291 indicates 18 plates, so two are apparently missing, although there is no sign of removal or cannibalization in this copy. Depicted are games of blind man's bluff, shooting out with fingers, sledding, marching military-style, crab hunting, hide-and-seek, etc. with a few scenes of juvenile apprehension, quisitiveness or seriousness. As if to underscore the universality of childhood experience, the captions are rendered in four languages: French, German, Italian and English. Perhaps the most special element of this charmer, though, is the exquisite cover that exudes a cross between Second Empire ormulo and a fine doily (or doilie), and features a color illustrated cameo on the rear board. No title, as almost certainly so issued, with front board serving as title. Scarce. Gumuchian 291.

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        TWO PRINTED LAND GRANT DOCUMENTS, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, FOR A FORTY- ACRE PLOT IN CHEROKEE COUNTY].

      [Cherokee County, Ga.]. 1832, 1845. - Two sheets, approximately 10 x 8 inches, joined at bottom with ribbon. Old folds. Light toning and soiling from wax seal. Manuscript notes on verso of second sheet; repaired with tissue at folds. Wax seal present but detached. Good. A pair of documents concerning a land grant for forty acres of land in Cherokee County, Georgia, surveyed in 1832 and granted in 1845, based on the Land Lottery of 1832. The first document grants forty acres of land in Cherokee County to "John S. Smith's orps" of Putnam County. The land, situated in the first district of the third section, was surveyed June 20, 1832, and the plot is mapped out at the top of the sheet - two streams run diagonally through opposite corners of the lot. It is signed by D.E. Bothwell, Comptroller General, and W.A. Mitchell, Treasurer, on either side of the map. The second document, dated Sept. 1, 1845, affirms the grant as according to the "Act to lay out the gold region on the lands at present in the occupancy of the Cherokee Indians, into small lots, and dispose of the same by separate lottery," passed on Dec. 24, 1831. The whole is signed on the front below the ribbon with the signature of George Crawford, governor. Georgia used a lottery system to distribute land taken from the Cherokee and Creek Indians. The lot sizes varied, with the largest being up to 490 acres and the smallest being 40 acre lots distributed during the Gold Lottery of 1832. An act passed by the Georgia General Assembly on Dec. 24, 1831, authorized approximately one third of the 160-acre land districts previously set aside for the sixth lottery to be designated as gold districts and divided into 40-acre lots, to be distributed in a separate lottery. This separate lottery was the seventh land lottery, known as the Gold Lottery of 1832. The Cherokees went to court to prevent distribution of lands which they claimed belonged to them, and won the case (Worcester v. Georgia), but Andrew Jackson ignored the decision in his zeal for Indian relocation.

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        The Cerographic Atlas of the United States. No. 3

      New York: Sidney E. Morse & Co., 1845. Cover printed in letterpress; 30 total, printed back to back; black and white; maps included: Massachusetts and Rhode Island; Oregon (also showing Vancouver's Island & part of the border of British America and part of Upper California; Maine; Vermont and New Hampshire; Connecticut; New Jersey; New York; City of New York 1843; New York and Vicinity; Florida with inset of West Part of Florida; Maryland and Delaware with inset of District of Columbia; Virginia; Ohio; Iowa; Pennsylvania with inset of Philadelphia Montgomery and Delaware Counties & Coal Region; Kentucky & Tennesse; Missouri; Arkansas; North Carolina; South Carolina; Georgia; Alabama; Mississippi; Louisiana; Indiana; Illinois; Michigan; Iowa and Wisconsin; Mexico, with inset of Central America and Yucatan (with New California as part of Mexico, to the Oregon border); Indian Territory Northern Texas and New Mexico Showing the Great Western Prairies by Josiah Gregg (showing main routes of wagon trains, route of Col. Cooke's Division, route of Texan Santa Fe Expedition, more); maps sight at 14" x 11" approx; overall approx. 16 1/2" x 13" size; some of the maps on slightly different, darker sheets and smaller margins; back cover with various publishers' announcements; cerography was the process of engraving on a wax-covered metal plate for which a printing surface is prepared by electrotyping; previous owner name on front cover of Rev. W. Hunting; original softcover printed wraps; printed on thin stock paper; some spotting and foxing, wear, closed tears to some maps, covers more so; some chipping to edges; given that this was an ephemeral newspaper supplement; in good condition overall.. Soft Cover. Good.

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        Licoes de Direito Criminal, Redigidas Segundo as Preleccoes Oraes

      1845. Sousa Pinto, Basilio Alberto de. Licoes de Direito Criminal, Redigidas Segundo as Preleccoes Oraes do Illustrissimo Senhor Basilio Alberto de Sousa Pinto, Feitas no Anno Lectivo de 1844 a 1845, E Adaptadas A's Instituicoes de Direito Criminal Portuguez do Senhor Paschcal Jose de Mello Freire. Coimbra: Na Imprensa da Universidade, 1845. [viii], 384 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary quarter calf over recent marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, endleaves lacking. Light toning to text, occasional faint dampspotting. Early owner inscriptions to title page, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. These were the first lectures on criminal law issued during the Portuguese constitutional era (1838-1911). Sousa Pinto was a leading professor at the University of Coimbra, later its rector. He was also a notable conservative politician. No copies listed on OCLC.

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        Commentaire Sur la Constitution des Etats-Unis Traduit

      1845. Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Odent, Paul, Editor and Translator. Commentaire Sur la Constitution des Etats-Unis Traduit du Commentaire de J. Story, Professeur de Droit a L'Universite de Harvard, Et Augmente des Observations de Mm. Jefferson, Rawle, De Tocqueville, Etc., Et de Notes Sur la Jurisprudence et L'Organisation Judicaire, par Paul Odent, Docteur en Droit, Avocat a la Cour Royale de Paris, Ancien Avocat aux Conseils du Roi et a la Cour de Cassation. Paris: Joubert, 1845. Two volumes. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, a few minor nicks to spines, corners bumped. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing, internally clean. A handsome copy of an uncommon title. * Reissue of the first French edition (1843) with a slightly different title. (The first is entitled Commentaire Sur la Constitution Federale des Etats-Unis.) The first complete translation into a foreign language, it is taken from Story's first abridged edition (1833). Along with Franz Joseph Buss's Uber die Verfassungs-Urkunde der Vereinigten Staaten von Nord Amerika. Historischer Teil, Nach Story's Commentarien Bearbeitet (1838), Odent's preface is an important source of information on the European reception of Story's work and the American Constitution. In addition to original notes Odent added relevant commentary by Jefferson, Rawle, Tocqueville and others and discussed aspects of the American government that could be adopted in Europe. OCLC locates 2 copies in North American law libraries (University of Alabama and University of Michigan). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2918.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Member of Parliament Mr. Oliveira Regarding their Visit to the Royal Society, "the fair copy of the Memorial" which is to be submitted the following day to the Court, and asking Oliveira to introduce him to Lord Ripon, Vice-Roy of India].

      London 1845 - 53 Manchester Street, London, 26 July 1845. Duodecimo (ca. 11,5x8 cm). 3 pp. Brown ink on paper. Mild fold marks, with a small hole on the last page from opening, without loss of the text, traces of the old mount where the letter was removed from an album, otherwise a very good letter. Rare letter by Mohan Lal (Zutshi) - one of few Indian players of the Great Game who greatly contributed to the British victory in the First Anglo-Afghan War (1838-1842). An offspring of a Kashmiri noble family from Delhi, Mohan Lal attended the newly formed Delhi English College. In 1832-1834 he accompanied Sir Alexander Burnes on his expedition to Central Asia with the aim of political and military intelligence; they became close friends. "Later, Lal was the Commercial Agent for the British on the Indus and Political Assistant to Burnes in Kabul during the first Afghan War. Unlike Burnes, he survived the massacres of 1841 and continued to keep Calcutta informed of events in the Afghan capital from the house of a merchant where he had taken refuge [.] Mohan Lal played a major role in securing the release of British prisoners held hostage in Bamiyan" (Wikipedia). The letter was written in England where Mohan Lal lived after the First Anglo-Afghan War, and reveals his attempts to solve financial problems he experienced that time. In the letter he asks Oliveira "to use your influence as much as you can on my behalf" and mentions Sir Henry Ellis (1777-1869), the principal librarian of the British Museum. Mohan Lal's two major books, "Travels in the Panjab, Afghanistan & Turkistan to Balk, Bokhara, and Herat" and "Life of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan, of Kabul" were to be issued the next year. The latter is considered a primary source on the First English-Afghan War. Benjamin Oliveira was a British politician, a son of a naturalized native of Madeira. Oliveira was known as a businessman, writer, philanthropist, Member of Parliament and Director of the British Institution of Beaux arts and Painting (See: University of Toronto Libraries on-line).

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        GRANDMAMMA EASY'S MICHAELMAS-DAY; OR, POOR MOLLY GOOSEY

      Philadelphia: Appleton, 1845. ...[8 LEAVES]...2 0F THE 8 LEAVES ARE FRONT AND BACK WRAPS, MIDDLE LEAVES HAVE NOTHING ON VERSO...EACH LEAF IS HAND-COLORED WITH BRIGHT CLEAN COLORS...THE FRONT AND BACK WRAPS ARE DARK BLUE WITH BLACK LETTERING...One of a series of "Appleton's Splendid Toy Books", "Harmlessly Entertaining, or Moral and Instructive." which were published in the 1840's...The back wrap lists twelve titles as well as a note from the publisher which reads "The Series are well adapted to the wants of Children of all ages,-from the child who is just learning its ABC, to the more advanced scholar. Parents can safely put these Books, which are published in a very neat style, into the hands of their children, for they have all been prepared with great care."... Front wrap illustrated with an image of Grandmamma reading a book to her grandchildren...Blue wraps lightly soiled, interior generally clean, colors bright...Center of covers were resewn... . Soft Cover. Good. 8vo.

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        JULIE NOUVELLE HELOISE Julie Ou La Nouvelle Héloise. Vignettes Par MM. Tony Johannot, E. Wattier, E. Lepoitevin, H. Baron, Karl Girardet, C. Roger, Etc. Gravées Par M. Brugnot. Tome Premier

      Paris: Paris Barbier Editeur. 1845. Hardcover. Both volumes good in the original binding. Deluxe volumes. ; ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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

      London: S. & J. Fuller, July 1845. Aquatint, coloured by hand, by C. Hunt, 'Minerva head' blindstamp, marked 'Proof' lower left. 12 1/4 x 16 1/2 inches. 17 5/8 x 22 inches. A very fine and rare proof print from the 'Winners of the Derby Stakes at Epsom Series', started by John Frederick Herring and ably continued here: "as a recorder of horses and the turf between 1840 and 1882, Harry Hall had no equal" (Charles Lane) Harry Hall "lived at Newmarket throughout his life having a small stable-studio off the High Street... He is probably best known for the engravings of Derby, St Leger and Gold Cup winners published by a succession of London print publishers. The first was Fuller, followed by Moore and then Baily.... Hall was familiar with every level of the eccentric strata of the turf during his lifetime.... [and] all made their pilgrimage to his Newmarket studio to discover his views on racehorses of the day. In his own behaviour he was a quiet man, devoted to his wife and children... At the end of his life, photography was beginning to take the place of the portrait artist, but as a recorder of horses and the turf between 1840 and 1882, Harry Hall had no equal." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.108- 109) Lane British Racing Prints p.109.

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        The Gift: A Christmas And New Year's Present 1845

      Philadelphia: Cary and Hart, 1845. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. gilt decorated brown boards rebacked in brown morocco. Teg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 300 pages. 22 x 15 cm, First appearance of THE PURLOINED LETTER, with eight engraved plates. BAL 16138. Also included are works by Emerson, Longfellow and N.P. Willis. Scattered intermittent text age-toning, plates foxed mostly in margins, elaborate Victorian binding, covers with large floral gilt motifs head and foot surround a gilt Christmas star, bounded by semicircle decorative designs in gilt. Tips worn.

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