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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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      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 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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      [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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      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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        The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson. Seven volumes, complete

      London: Henry Colburn, 1845.. Large 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). 7 volumes: l (50), 509; xxviii, 495; xxxvi, 527, 4 (adverts); xxxi, 542; xxvi, 523; xxxv, 502, 6 (adverts); xxxii, 424, ccxc (Addenda). B/w engraved portrait to volume I, foxed. Fold-out facsimile letter. All volumes in publisher's original cloth gilt, stamped in blind to both covers. Cloth trifle rubbed. All volumes rebacked, with original spines laid down. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown to all 7 volumes. Some signs of use and wear. Light spotting scattered throughout, pages trifle tanned. Some pages unopened. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set. NOT ex-library. Very heavy books, requiring prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas, Standard Parcel in UK. First edition.

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        Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine; 7 Vols

      London: The Punch Office. 1845. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Seven volumes. Leather-backed green cloth boards with gilt titles and decorations at spine, raised bands, clean unmarked texts, 572 + 576 + 576 + 568 + 568 + 566 + 560 pp., illustrated. Good+ to Very Good+ copies, all copies with a bookplate on the front pastedown, off-setting to endpapers, some soil/discoloration to other pages of the text, all copies with discoloration to leather at spine, some copies with minor rubbing/wear to the tips and edges. Our copies all housed in protective glassine. Handsome rare set.

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        The Book of Ballads

      London: William S. Orr and Co., 1845. First edition. 12mo. Original publisher's fine-ribbed light maroon cloth with center gilt design, elaborate blind-stamped covers, gilt design and lettering on spine. A.E.G., 152pp. Illuminated and illustrated double-spread title-page and frontispiece in color, wood-engraved illustrations throughout by Alfred Crowquill. A fine copy in the original cloth of one of the most popular books from the 19th Century.

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        A Descriptive Vocabulary of the Native Language of W. Australia

      Rome,: Printed at the Press of the S.C. De Propaganda Fide, 1845.. Ducodecimo, 50 pp., imprimatur; an excellent copy in the original plain yellow paper wrappers. A superb copy of this rare and interesting pamphlet, designed for use in the Western Australian missions and particularly for the famous Benedictine settlement at New Norcia, north of Perth.John Brady was an Irishman, who was persuaded to offer his services to the Australian mission while visiting Rome in 1837. Originally detailed for Norfolk Island, he actually ended up for several years the chaplain at Windsor. It was during this time that he first became interested in aboriginal languages, an interest which he continued after being sent by the Right Reverend Bishop Polding to the Swan River settlement in 1843. He established a church in Perth within months, and then sailed for Europe to garner support for his fledgling mission, being consecrated Bishop of Perth at this time. It was during this period that he published his Descriptive vocabulary in English and Italian, before returning in 1846 together with an ill-suited array of friends and supporters, whose attempts at cooperation quickly foundered. Most notable among the group of 27 missionaries who sailed with Brady was the famous Dom Salvado, later associated with New Norcia.Although Brady left Western Australia in 1852 after several run-ins with church authorities, he never resigned his see, and was still Bishop of Perth when he died in France in 1871.This English edition was quickly followed by an Italian version. The two editions of his vocabulary were Brady's only published works, and this is by far the rarer. Ferguson knew the work from two copies, his own, and one in the South African Public Library. It is now known to be held in the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia.Ferguson, 3995.

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        The complete suite of twelve views

      Adelaide,: F.R. Nixon,, 1845.. Oblong quarto, 12 original etchings; in very good condition, attractively bound into later facsimile wrappers. 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...'.Wantrup, 233.

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        Stadier paa Livets Vei. (Stages on Life's Way), First printing 1845

      Kjopenhavn, Copenhagen: Reizel. 1845. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1845, text in Danis. Tall 8vo, old dark maroon leather gilt, marbled boards, leather corners, viii, 383 pp. Very good with light rubbing to outer joints, annotations to flyleaf and its verso from 1845 (it seems to have been distributed in a reading group), contents clean if a little age toned. RARE in the original first printing.

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

      London: Messrs. Fores, 1 February 1845. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by J. Harris (some expert marginal repairs). 17 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches. 23 x 32 1/8 inches. 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.

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        Homöopathische Pharmakopöe im Auftrag des Centralvereins homöopathischer Aerzte bearbeitet und zum Gebrauch der Pharmaceuten herausgegeben. Mit einem Vorwort von Medicinalrath Dr. C. Fr. Trinks

      Dresden und Leipzig, Arnold 1845.. XII, 193 S., 1 Bl. (nach S. 36). Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe der lange Zeit maßgeblichen Pharmakopöe. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Auf S. 29 zu "Gewässerter Weingeist" zeitgen. Marginalie eines Homöopathen.

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        Praktisk afhandling om lämpligaste sättet att fiska sill, torsk, långa, makrill, hummer och ostron.

      På kongl. maj:ts nådigste befallning och, genom föranstaltande af dess Wetenskaps-akademi, författad. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1845. 8:o. 165,(1 blank,1) s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Grått hklbd. Någon obetydlig småfläck. Bra ex. med Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Lundberg Sveriges ichthyologiska literatur s. 53: "Denna af Sveriges på sin tid mest vetenskapligt bildade ichthyolog utgifna skrift intager ett framstående rum i den i allmänhet underhaltiga populära fiskliteraturen." C. U. Ekström (1781-1859) var förutom prost och pastor på Tjörn, verksam som naturforskare, inte minst inom iktyologin, eller studiet av fiskar. Han var även en av medredaktörerna till "Tidskrift för jägare och naturforskare", som utkom under åren 1832-34, men är mest känd för sina arbeten om Mörkö. Gunnar Brusewitz har i "Björnjägare och fjärilsmålare" ägnat ett kapitel åt Ekström

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        Brevis forma administrandi apud Indos Sacramenta

      A rare Quito imprint, on education of the natives. 1845. Quito. Ex typografia Huius P. ac Pont. Universitatis. In 12vo (146 mm x 97 mm). 1 ff. + 277. Contemporary Ecuatorian[¿] calf. Last folio with lower bottom restored, title restored in inner margin, a few foxing spots, but generally fine. A particularly rare work, and apparently the first Quito edition; first printed in Lima (Medina 1838) in 1797 and Madrid in 1751. None of both South American editions are present in Spanish Libraries, it´s working purpose ?of teaching religion to natives- might account for the scarcity. The text is printed in Latin for the most part this is not common for Latin American books, the vernacular usually being the preferred printing language.

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        Blacks [sic] Fellows Grave, Cobram Creek, River Murray SA"

      South Australia,: circa, 1845.. Original pen & ink and watercolour sketch, 148 x 203 mm.; small tear to margin, otherwise very good, laid down on a leaf from an album, titled in ink bottom left, framed. A skilfully rendered watercolour of a scene of the Murray River from the mid-nineteenth-century.This evocative image records an encounter, by an early traveller along the Murray, of an Aboriginal grave marker. One of the earliest pioneers along this river, Thomas Mitchell, reported very frequent meetings with local tribes along the Murray and, thanks to his Aboriginal translator Piper, gave numerous interpretations of local customs he found of interest.This scene of a shallow creek which feeds into the Murray at Cobram, shows a four-posted Aboriginal grave marker with a canopy of leaves shading the burial site. What appears to be a dog - maybe a dingo - stands on its hind legs to inspect the grave, whilst birds circle overhead.Cobram, which lies on the Murray River north of Shepparton in northern Victoria, was the name of a pastoral station taken up by Octavius Phillpotts in 1845. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "head", and that Cobram was the head pastoral station in the district. Cobram is now a rural township.

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        Della Enfiteusi o Comentario del Tit 9 nel 3 Delle Leggi Civ

      1845. Duscio, Francesco. Vecchio, Vincenzo. Della Enfiteusi o Comentario del Tit. 9 nel Lib. 3 Delle Leggi Civ. Por lo Regno delle Due Sicilie. Catania: Stabilimento Tipografico di Pietro Giuntini, 1845. Three volumes in one, each with title page and individual pagination. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title and ornaments to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities with wear to board edges and corners, minor chipping to foot of spine, partial crack in text block between half-title and title page, another between final index leaf and endleaf. Light toning to text, foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. * Only edition. A treatise on the sections of the code of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies dealing with mortgages. OCLC locates 1 copy (at Harvard Law School).

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        [Interior of the Hagia Sophia before the restoration]

      [Istanbul: circa 1845]. Pen-and-ink, watercolour and tempura. Linen- backed at an early date. 29 1/8 x 22 1/2 inches. A large mid-19th century watercolour of the interior the famed Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. The famed Swiss-Italian architect Gaspare Fossati, along with his brother Giuseppe, arrived in Constantinople in 1838, where they would remain and work for twenty years. Between 1847 and 1849, under the orders of Sultan Abdulmecid, the Fossati brothers supervised a major restoration of the Hagia Sophia. The present watercolour, unsigned but attributed to Gaspare Fossati from other similar works, depicts the interior of the Hagia Sophia before the restoration, as evidenced by the square plaques on the walls which were replaced by circular ones during the work. For a similar printed view, see the plate titled "L'intérieur de la mosquée, avant sa restauration" in the 1852 portfolio of lithographs issued by Louis Haghe after watercolours by Fossati.

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        Observatiore de la Baie Raffles (Northern Territory)

      Paris,: circa,, 1845.. Tinted lithograph, 180 x 310 mm, mounted and framed. An original hand coloured lithograph from the official account of Voyage de la corvette l'Astrolabe... by Jules SÈbastien Dumont d'Urville, the great Pacific and Antarctic explorer.Dumont d'Urville's instruction from King Louis-Phillippe was to explore the South Pole. Up to this time France had taken no part in Antarctic discovery which had been dominated by the English. Dumont d'Urville left Toulon on 7 September, 1837 with two ships, the Astrolabe and the ZÈlee, on a voyage that was to become dogged by mishap and illness. Dumont d'Urville visited Raffles Bay, Northern Territory in 1839 and a surveying party can be seen making observations on shore, whilst both the expedition's ships are at anchor in the harbour.Raffles Bay was an early attempt by Europeans to settle Australia's northern coast. It is at the eastern end of the Cobourg Peninsula and was named by the explorer Phillip Parker King in 1818 after Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles, founder of the colony of Singapore.

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      1845. Good. THIERS, Adolphe. HISTOIRE DU CONSULAT ET DE L'EMPIRE FAISANT SUITE A L'HISTOIRE DE LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE. Paris: Paulin, 1845(-1864). Twenty octavo volumes, plus a folio atlas volume. Volumes 17 & 18 published by Paulin, Lheureux et cie. Volumes 19, 20, and the atlas published by Lheureux et cie. The atlas volume is comprised of 66 maps, some are double plates, and some have touches of color applied. In a publisher's binding of cloth-backed embossed paper boards, with a printed paper label to upper board. Maps are very clean; though a few do show some light, marginal foxing. The binding shows moderate wear, being edgeworn, rubbed at sides, and just starting at crown, but solid. Text volumes are illustrated with fine engraved plates. Uniformly bound in a contemporary binding; red calf back, marbled paper boards, gilt-lettered spine labels, marbled endpapers, all edges speckled brown. Occasional, light foxing in some volumes, but mosly clean. Bindings are lightly soiled all over, with some occasional rubbing, and a few minor bumps at edges of certain volumes; spines are slightly darkened. An attractive set, offered with the scarce atlas volume; very good plus.

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        Colombia Prima or South America. Drawn from the Large Map in Eight Sheets by... Delarochette.

      London: James Wyld, [c. 1845]. . Map dimensions 108.5 x 80 cm, overall dimensions 115 x 85 cm. Large folding map of the continent, with original handcolouring demarcating the national boundaries. Dissected into 48 sections and mounted on linen, marbled paper to the folded end sections, housed within original cloth slipcase, publisher's printed label bearing a handwritten brief title to the upper board. Some minor wear to the slipcase, an excellent, bright example of the map. An English rendering of Delarochette's map on 8 sheets was first published by Faden, Wyld's predecessor as Royal Geographer, in 1807. This reduced version isn't dated, but the British Library list an example, stated "Second Edition", with an attributed date of 1850.

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        G.H.C. Melody et les Indiens Ioways. Comme ils ont été presentés à S.M. Louis Philippe, le 21 Avril, 1845

      Paris: Printed by Bertauts, [no date but circa 1845]. Tinted lithograph. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and several skillfully repaired small tears and losses in the margins. 12 3/4 x 17 1/8 inches. 15 1/4 x 19 inches. An extremely rare lithograph depicting a group of Ioway Indians who traveled to Paris with George Catlin in 1845. This fascinating group portrait is an extremely rare lithograph depicting a group of Ioway Indians who accompanied the American painter George Catlin to Paris, in the winter of 1845. Following a successful debut in London, Catlin closed his celebrated Indian Gallery and retired to the country, where he worked on lithographs and text for his "North American Indian Portfolio". The arrival of a group of Ioway Indians, in the summer of 1844, revived Catlin's entrepreneurial enthusiasm and he immediately hired them to perform in London. After a brief tour through Ireland and Scotland, the troupe accepted an invitation to perform in Paris and Catlin gladly moved the Indian Gallery across the channel. Their debut was received with rave reviews and they were invited to perform for King Louis Philippe and the royal family at the Tuileries. Catlin's paintings were a huge success in Paris and they were admired by such notables as George Sand, Charles Baudelaire, Alexander von Humboldt, and Prosper Merimee. During the late summer of 1845 the Ioway troupe returned to America and were replaced by a group of touring Ojibwa Indians. This extremely rare lithograph is the only image to depict Catlin's Ioway's while they performed in Paris. It was published in two versions. One with a Boston imprint and the title in English including the names of the individuals depicted; the second with a Paris imprint and the title in French with no mention of the names. The troupe originally consisted of fourteen men, women, and children, but tragically two died while they were touring Ireland and Scotland. Consisting of three chiefs, five warriors, and six squaws the group was accompanied by their translator Jeffrey Doraway and by their promoter G. H. C. Melody. An invaluable record of Ioway history this rare print is a wonderful piece of early Americana. The names of the Ioway troupe are listed below: Mew-hu-she-kaw, White Cloud, first chief of the nation Neu-mon-ya, Walking Rain, third chief Se-non-ty-yah, Blister Feet; great medicine man Wash-ka-mon-ya, Fast Dancer No-ho-mun-ya, One who gives no attention Shon-ta-yi-ga, Little Wolf Wa-tan-ye, One always foremost Wa-ta-we-bu-ka-na, Commanding General, the son of Walking Rain, ten years old Jeffrey Doraway (Dorion, omitted) Ruton-ye-we-ma, Strutting Pigeon, White Cloud's Wife Ruton-we-me, Pigeon on the Wing Oke-we-me, Female Bear that walks on the back of another Koon-za-ya-me, Female War Eagle Sailing Ta-pa-ta-me, Sophia, wisdom, White Cloud's daughter Corsair, a papoose G.H. C. Melody

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        George Cruikshank's Table Book

      London: Punch Office, 1845. First edition. Hardcover. Original issues housed in custom, red silk moire chemise (armorial bookplate) in fine maroon morocco pull-off case by Wood with raised bands, gilt lettered spine panels and gilt decorated characters at corners front and back/No Dust Jacket. Cruikshank, George. 24 x 17 cm. First edition in original monthly parts, the first three of which have the edges gilt, signed by George Cruikshank and dated in the year of publication at the head of Page 1, Part 1. COHN 191-192. "Twelve steel etchings and 116 woodcuts and glyphographs." Advertisements as noted by Cohn, but back wrapper, Part IX not described, but carries "Fenders, Stoves, and Fire Irons," and the Table Book Advertiser in Part XII. by Edited by Gilbert Albert A'Beckett. GORDON RAY. p.69, quotes Thackeray on Cruikshank, "There must be no smiling with Cruikshank....A man who does not laugh outright is a dullard." Covers, plates and text generally clean and fresh -- with tissue guards in most issues.&

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        Nuovissima Guida del Viaggiatore in Italia

      Milano/Vienna/Mannheim, Artaria 1845.. 8a. ed. Gest. Tit., XXVIII, 500 S. Mit mehren Vign., kl. Ansichten in Holzschn., 11 meist mehrf. gefalt. Karten u. 12 meist mehrf. gefalt. Plänen in Kupfer. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Kanten berieb. Ss. 36-61 fehlen, 5 Taf. einger. Pläne v. Turin, Mailand, Verona, Venedig, Triest, Parma, Bologna, Firenze, Forum Romanum, Napoli, Pompei, Palermo, Siracusa, Girgenti; Karte d. Schweiz, Italien, Veneto, Lombardia, Mittelitalien, Elba, Napoli, Kalabrien.

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        Des teutschen Volkes Noth und Klage erörtert von L. H. Fischer

      Frankfurt, Hermann 1845. 23 cm. 14, 154, (2) Seiten Grüner Saffianband der Zeit mit Deckel. und Rückenvergoldung, goldgeprägten Fileten, Steh- und Innenkanten, dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und Lesebändchen, Vorsatz aus geprägtem Glanzpapier - Biogr. Hb. Old. 191 - NDB V, 200 - Fischer (1784 - 1867), stand seit 1831 als Regierungsdirektor und 1844 als Regierungspräsident an der Spitze der Verwaltung des Fürstentums Birkenfeld. Diese Stellung mußte er wegen seiner kompromißlosen Haltung gegenüber der Revolution 1848 aufgeben. Er war Anhänger einer patriarchalischen Obrigkeitslehre, deren Ideal die Reform von oben, der Wohlfahrtsstaat der späten Aufklärung mit seiner vormundschaftlichen Staatsführung durch gebildete Fürstendiener ist (NDB). Aus dem Inhalt: Die Volksherrschaft; Die Volksmündigkeit; Die Apostel des Liberalismus; Der Patriarchalismus; Die Erbmonarchien; Das Band der Liebe zwischen Fürsten und Volk. Im oberen Blattrand Feuchtigkeitsspuren, stellenweise stockfleckig. Exemplar aus der Großherzoglich Oldenburgischen Privatbibliothek, auf Titelrückseite Stempel "A", bekrönt (Großherzog Paul Friedrich August) -

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      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1845.. Wall map, 52 x 66 inches, with full period hand-color. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in green cloth, on contemporary rollers. A few light creases and some marginal soiling, but on the whole a bright map in very good condition. This impressive wall map of the United States was originally published in 1836 and again in 1841, supplemented by an occasional ACCOMPANIMENT.... In this 1846 edition an important inset map is added, entitled "A General Map of the United States with the Contiguous British & Mexican Possessions" (16 1/2 x 21 inches). This inset incorporates the discoveries of Fremont in the Great Basin and California, shows all of Texas, and stretches Oregon Territory well into Canada, beyond the line of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In the large map, some counties are added in Iowa Territory. There are also small inset maps of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston, Washington, Albany, Rochester, and Niagara Falls. An important American map, showing the country on the eve of its second great national expansion. RUMSEY 4223. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.898.

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        Mitchell's Reference and Distance Map of the United States

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1845. 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. 52 x 66 inches. 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.

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        The Book of Ballads Edited By Bon Gaultier (Sir Theodore Martin & William Edmondstoune Aytoun). Including 3 First Editions, with the Crowquill, the Doyle and Finally That with the Leech illustrations, (with) 2 MS Letters Signed By Sir Theodore Martin

      London & Edinburgh and New York: W.S. Orr, 1845. A grouping of the three first editions of this group of satirical ballads: 1) 1845, with the Crowquill illustrations; in the original decoratively blind-stamped and purple-lavender striped cloth, elaborate gilt decoration on spine, cover with gilt title and device, all edges gilt, with the bookplate of Juliani Marshall on the front paste-down (with) tipped-in at front, a letter on Bryntisilio, near Llangollen notepaper dated 27th August (18)87 signed by Theodore Martin, in which he speaks to an inquiry concerning the Bon Gaultier Ballads and rather wryly comments on amusing literature. With chromolithographed title pages, black and white illustrated throughout by Crowquill. (A.H. Forrester) light wear, in very good condition. 2) 1849, the first edition which was illustrated by Crowquill and Richard Doyle and (according to a penciled note) containing 12 new Ballads not in the first; this bound in a larger format, original decoratively blind-stamped red straight-grained cloth, elaborate gilt decoration & rules on spine, cover with gilt title and device, all edges gilt, with the bookplate of Juliani Marshall on the front paste-down, with some wear and rubbing to cloth, some splitting along the spine cloth on the back board side; with the wear, in good condition. 3) 1850 edition, the first illustrated by John Leech and with the different frontispiece illustration; (with) a litter tipped-in at front bearing a small version of the Martin family motto, dated 6th March 1872 signed by Theodore Martin and regarding some very interesting stage and theatre history, especially concerning Madame Riccioboni (nee McRae de Mezieres) and her introduction to Steven Bickerstaff who "...a few years afterwards, had to fly from England to escape the consequences of a charge of the same criminal nature as was brought (most unjustly) against Foote..."; again noting "...several new ballads" as being included in the edition; bound in original decoratively blind-stamped green cloth, gilt titles decoratively lettered on spine, cover with gilt title "Balladeer" humorous portrait device & titles, all edges gilt, with a little wear and rubbing to cloth, front inner hinge paper split, consequently board loosened; with the wear, in very good condition; all three volumes contained in a cozily shaped folding marbled-paper lined box, the smaller volume with its own 'bed' within, others resting comfortably above it; box in red cloth and with leather "false" spine, with gilt titles and decorations, with the bindery stamp of Charles E. Lauriat Co. Boston on the inner hinge of the box; box with some wear and rubbing, spine cover loosening on box; very good condition overall, and an interesting grouping of these ballads by Martin and Aytoun, along with the illustrations of the most famous English cartoonist-satirists of the time and especially nice for the Martin letters concerning his work and researches. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Histoire du Consulat et de l'Empire faisant suite à l'Histoire de la Révolution Française. --------- 20 volumes /20 ------ Sans l'Atlas

      Meline , Cans & Cie - Bruxelles,1845-1862 .Meline , Cans & Cie . 20 volumes/20 sans l'Atlas .Format in-8°demi-chagrin rouge( qq. coiffes frottées et coins émoussés, ensemble résistant), quelques rousseurs . ----------494 ,456,570,620,473,573,684,687,596,511,476,709,583,686,614,69 3,911,656,637 et 810 pages . 10 Frontispices . ************************** Tome 1. 494 pages. Constitution de l'An VIII, Administration intérieure, Ulm et Gènes, Marengo. Tome 2. 456 pages. Héliopolis, Armistice, Hohenlinden, Machine infernale, Les neutres. Tome 3. 570 pages. Evacuation de l'Egypte, Paix générale, Concordat, Tribunat, Consulat à vie. Tome 4. 620 pages. Les sécularisations, Rupture paix d'Amiens, Camp de Boulogne, Conspiration de Georges. Tome 5. 473 pages. L'Empire, Le sacre, troisième coalition. Tome 6. 573 pages. Ulm et trafalgar, Austerlitz, Confédération du Rhin. Tome 7. 684 pages. Iéna, Eylau, Friedland et Tilsit. Tome 8. 687 pages. Fontainebleau, Aranjuez, Bayonne. Tome 9. 596 pages. Baylen, Erfurt, Somo-Sierra. Tome 10. 511 pages. Rastisbonne, Wagram. Tome 11. 476 pages. Talavera et Walcheren, Le divorce. Tome 12. 709 pages. Avertissement de l'auteur, Blocus continental, Torrès-Védras, Fuentès d'Onoro. Tome 13. 583 pages. Le Concile, Tarragone, Passage du Niémen. Tome 14. 686 pages. Moscou, La Bérézina. Tome 15. 614 pages. Washington et Salamanque, Les cohortes, Lutzen et Bautzen. Tome 16. 693 pages. Dresde et Vittoria, Leipzig et Hanau. Tome 17. 911 pages. L'invasion, Brienne et Montmirail, Première abdication, Coclusion. Tome 18. 656 pages. Restauration des Bourbons, Gouvernement de Louis XVIII, Congrès de Vienne. Tome 19. 637 pages. L'Ile D'Elbe, L'Acte additionnel, Le Champ de Mai. Tome 20. 810 pages. Waterloo, Seconde abdication, Sainte-Hélène ************* [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of the World on Mercators Projection. New York 1845. Geographical Part engraved by John M. Atwood, NY

      New York:: Ensign,. 1845.. Interesting rolling map of the world on its original rollers. The map is very decorative, with 4 corner vignettes of the peoples and animals of four continents, a border of shells of the world & a border of flags of the world. The corner vignettes depict America, Asia, Europe & Africa. The shell border is composed of 46 different vignettes of shells of the world, which are not merely designs, but portrayals of different shells, making it quite interesting to a conchologist. The map is also surrounded by a border of flags, both country and ship flags, 91 in total. Some of the notable flags include Texas, New Zealand, American ensign, East India Company, China, Cochin China, Batavia, Japan, Birman Empire, Tunis, Morocco, Salee, Tetuan. & & The western United States has relatively early Western cartography. "Oregon" meets "Mexico" at the "1819 border", north of San Francisco. The western-most named states are Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas & Louisiana, although the United States territory runs to the Rocky Mountains. Texas is recorded as separate from the United States & Mexico both by borders & color. & & Tracks of explorers include Columbus (1st-4th voyage), Cabot, Vasco de Gama, Drake, Anson, Cook (1st- 3rd voyage), LaPerouse, Vancouver & Wilkes' American Exploring Expedition. Arctic expeditions include Capt. John Ross, Capt. Parry (2 voyages), Franklin & Capt. Ross again.& & The Antarctic area is replete with voyages of discovery - three paragraphs describe voyages with dates & descriptions of Cook, Weddell, Crozier & Ross. The coastline is depicted with Wilkes' discoveries. & & The animals depicted in the "Asia" quadrant are largely Australian, including a kangaroo, joey, swan, spotted dasyure, wombat, platypus, flying squirrel & thylacine. Australia has many notations. Western Australia occupies the western half of the continent, and marked sites include Perth, Swan River, Canning River, Fremantle, Albany, Swan River Settlement. Southern Australia is denoted in a separate color with Adelaide marked. Tasmania & Hobart appear. Port Phillip, Port Jackson and Sydney are marked in New South Wales, which occupies the entire east coast. New Zealand has no settlements noted, but the Auckland & Campbell Islands are noted with discovery dates. Wilkes' 1840 route & landfalls are marked in red. & & Lithograph in black & tones of blue, red, yellow, pink & green. Modern linen backing restoring old cracks, with old varnish removed, a very professional job. Some brown spotting visible over the Pacific Ocean area. 45.5 x 31".

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      Philadelphia. 1845.. 164pp. plus [4]pp. of advertisements bound in at the rear. 12mo. Original blue cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown and [1]p. manuscript letter from bookseller Francis Harper to collector laid in. Quite clean internally. A near fine copy. Stapp joined the Texas forces in October 1842 and was one of the members of the Texas expedition against Mier. He was taken prisoner in 1842 and released in 1844. His narrative includes a chronology of events in Texas from 1836 to 1842, and accounts of the Dawson Massacre and the Vasquez and Woll expeditions. "This was the first book to appear on the Mier Expedition; it is still one of the best" - Jenkins. HOWES S891, "aa." BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 197. DOBIE, p.58. GRAFF, FIFTY TEXAS RARITIES 27. GRAFF 3949. RAINES, p.194. SABIN 90483. STREETER TEXAS 1610.

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        La PoupEe bien ElevEe suivi de la Lanterne maqique des petits enfants

      Paris: Lehuby, [c. 1845]. (DOLLS) Edition illustrE. 8vo. With 12 lithographic plates on tinted background by Ch. de Saillet and Ch. Lemercier (Imp. Bertauts), numerous woodcut vignettes in text. Original cloth, spine titled in gilt, boards stamped in gilt and in blind, a.e.g. Rebacked preserving spine. Some wear at extremities, endpapers browned, still an attractive copy of this scarce book. Gumuchian, Les Livres de l'Enfance (1930) 4609 ("trËs rare") . The text is printed in large type; the plates are notable for the considerable detail of the children's clothing depicted in them. Described by Gumuchian as "very rare" in 1930

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Mecklenburg in Bildern. Redigiert und mit erläuterndem Texte begleitet. Jahrgänge 1-3 (von 4) in 3 Bänden

      Oktav. Spätere Hableinenbände mit Musterpapierbezügen und goldgepr. Titelrückenschild. Mit 72 altkolorierten lithographischen Tafeln und 3 altkolorierten lithogr. Titelvignetten. Die Einbände etws berieben, innen von gelegentlicher schwacher Bräunung oder leichtem Textabklatsch abgesehen, überaus frisch erhalten. Das Kolorit in hervorragender Ausführung. Innendeckel mit kolorierten Exlibris des Albrecht Maltzan zu Wartenberg & Pentzlin. Erste Ausgabe. - Koloriert und in diesem Zustand von größter Seltenheit. - Die Illustrationen verteilen sich auf 3 Trachtentafeln, 6 Uniformtafen, 3 Fürstenporträts und 60 Ansichten der historisch bedeutsamsten mecklenburgischen Ortschaften. 1845 erschien der vierte und letzte Teil.

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        Antigüedades Americanas. Noticias que tuvieron los Europeos de la América Antes del descubrimiento de C. Colon

      Habana: Oficina del Faro Industrial, 1845. First edition. Later half marbled calf over brown cloth boards, four raised bands, red and brown morocco spine labels titled in gilt, decorative endpapers, original wrappers bound in. A very good mostly unopened (uncut) copy with spine rubbed, small tears and chips to original wrappers, occasional foxing. 8vo. Illus. with 1 folding map and in text engravings. Folding engraved map of "Los descubrimientos de los escandinavos en America" (The discoveries of the Norsemen in America). Bachiller y Morales reviews the theories of the Scandinavians reaching America well before Columbus. It was the first work of its kind in Cuba. ?Esta obra es la primera en su clase que ha visto la luz pública en Cuba. Contiene datos preciosísimos sobre los descubrimientos efectuados en la América anterior á Colon en el órden siguiente: Ojeada sobre los viajes á América de los antiguos Escandinavos; Memoria sobre las antigüedades americanas en que el autor da una noticia del resultado de los trabajos de la Sociedad de Anticuarios del Norte, residentes en Capenhague hasta el año 1844, reuniendo en un solo discurso los que la tradición europea y arábiga conservaba sobre América, antes del descubrimiento de Colon, y cuanto sobre este asunto ocurra observar al autor de este escrito. Para esto el autor entre otras obras que ha ojeado, ha hecho un resumen y traducción de la Memoria sobre el descubrimiento de América en el siglo X por Carlos O. Rafn, segunda edicion hecha en Copenhague en 1843," (Andrés Poey, zoologist and geographer). No other copies located at auction in the last half century. Palau 21633. Sabin 2607. Trelles III, p.80. Field 1089. Pilling: Proof Sheets 201a.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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