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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.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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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

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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.

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        Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 / by Mrs. Thomson, author of "Memoirs of the court of Henry the Eighth," "Memoirs of Sarah, duchess of Marlborough," etc. - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      London : Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, publisher in ordinary to Her Majesty, 1845. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 3v. : ill.., ports.. ; 8vo. Notes: With engraved portraits in each volume. Contents: v. 1. John Erskine, earl of Mar. James Radcliffe, earl of Derwentwater. The Master of Sinclair. Cameron of Lochiel.--v. 2. William Maxwell, earl of Nithisdale. William Gordon, viscount Kenmure. William Murray, marquis of Tullibardine. Sir John Maclean. Rob Roy Macgregor Campbell. Simon Fraser, lord Lovat.--v. 3. Lord George Murray. James Drummond, duke of Perth. Flora Macdonald. William Boyd, earl of Kilmarnock. Charles Radcliffe. Subject: Jacobites. Jacobite Rebellion, 1715. Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746. Genre: Memoirs - England - 1845-1846. Very good copies all in the original, elaborately blind-tooled green cloth. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed in matching, gilt-blocked aniline calf with raised bands and gilt-blocked titles; very impressively finished. Remains an exceptional example; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.

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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

      Washington: Gales and Seaton, for the Senate of the United States, 1845. 8vo., (8 6/8 x 5 4/8 inches). One large lithographic folding map ". of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 and to Oregon & North California in the years 1843-1844" by Charles Preuss with waterways hand-colored in blue loosely inserted at end (pocket for map on inside back cover torn one or two small holes at folds, lightly browned, but NEAR FINE), four lithographic maps, including two folding, and 22 plates (some occasionally heavy spotting and browning). Original brown cloth (extremities a bit scuffed). Provenance: Contemporary presentation inscription on the front free endpaper to: "Fred D. Sewall from his friend & brother XY George A. Fairfield". "ONE OF THE MONUMENTAL WORKS OF WESTERN EXPLORATION" (Kurutz) First edition, Senate issue, with the astronomical and meteorological observations omitted from the House issue and subsequent editions. Fremont's report, written with the help of his wife Jessie Benton, and map "changed the entire picture of the West [and] represented as important a step forward from the earlier western maps of the period as did those of Pike, Long, and Lewis and Clark in their day.... [Fremont's map] represented trustworthy direct observation, a new, welcome, and long overdue development in the myth-encrusted cartography of the West. To Fremont and his magnificent map of his Second Expedition all praise. An altogether memorable document in the cartographic history of the West, and for it alone Fremont would deserve to be remembered in history.... This map marked not only the end but the beginning of an era" (Wheat). In 1842 Fremont was commissioned to head "a 25-man, four-month expedition to survey and map the region of the emerging Oregon Trail through South Pass on the Continental Divide. A Report of an Exploration . . . between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains . . . (1843), the lively, factually detailed government report that Frémont and his wife produced after the journey caught the public imagination: images of Frémont's guide, the then little-known Christopher "Kit" Carson, riding bareback across the prairie, and Frémont himself, raising a flag on a Rocky Mountain peak, entered the national mythology. "In 1843 Frémont set out on a far more ambitious journey to the Oregon region. Disregarding government orders to return by the same route, he went south to Nevada and, in a dangerous midwinter journey, over the snow-covered Sierra Nevada into Mexican-held California. By the time the expedition returned east across the southern rim of what Frémont defined as the Great Basin, they had completed a bold fourteen-month circuit of the West, traveling 6,475 miles by their own calculations. The Frémonts' account of the journey, A Report of the Exploring Expedition to Oregon and California . . . (1845), enthralled the nation. Skillfully combining adventure, scientific data, and detailed practical information for emigrants, supplemented by a valuable map prepared by expedition cartographer Charles Preuss, it was "monumental in its breadth--a classic of exploring literature" (William H. Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire [1966], p. 248). Powerful propaganda, it stirred Americans to head west, guided, as pioneer Sarah Royce stated, "only by the light of Frémont's Travels"" (Pamela Herr for ANB online). Cohen Mapping the West pp.130-133; Field 565; Graff 1436; Howes F-370; Sabin 25845; Streeter sale VI:3131; Wagner-Camp-Becker 115. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        LE RHIN- Lettres A Un Ami- 4 Tomes En 2 Volumes/ 4 Parts In 2 Volumes-Complete

      Paris: Jules Renouard et Cie/ Chez Duriez et Cie, 1845. LE RHIN- Lettres A Un Ami- 4 Tomes En 2 Volumes/ 4 Parts In 2 Volumes-Complete- Victor Hugo- Jules Renouard et Cie/ Chez Duriez et Cie- Paris- April 1845- 1st Edition-1st Printing-Thus, Containing for the first time letters XXVI (Worms-Mannheim) to XXXIX (Vevey, Chillon, Lausanne) Published for the first time- Hardcover:-8vo-1/2 green morocco, 5 compartments on spine, 2 with titles in gilt and 3 with gilt ornamentation and marbled boards, bindings somewhat rubbed and chipped spine ends, but square tight and clean- Volume I-Part 1: xxx, 368pp- Letters 1-16, Part 2: 2ff, 350pp, 2ff, Letters 17-23, marbled endpapers. Volume II- Part 3: 4ff, 374pp, 1ff, Letters 24-34. Part 4: 2ff, 372pp, 2ff, Letters 35-39 plus Conclussion- all pages clean, no tears or writing, some light foxing, previous bookseller price in pencil on ffep- SEE PHOTOS- "A masterful work by Hugo in letters to a friend describing his travels along the Rhine- this is the 1st complete edtion and scarce-non available in World Cat.-TEXT IS IN FRENCH- Non-fiction-travel-letters-essays-journal-Rhine-classic-Hugo (3183) Overseas shipping has added costs due to weight and size of volumes. Please inquire.. 1st Edition-1st Printing-Thus. 1/2 Leather & Cloth. VG/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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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        The Snow-Shoe Dance [Pl. 14]

      New York: James Ackerman, 1845. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by James Ackerman. 11 7/8 x 17 3/4 inches. 16 1/8 x 22 1/2 inches. A fine image from Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio', one of the most important accounts of native-American life. "This picturesque scene is called by... [the Indians] the 'Snow-Shoe Dance' as it is danced with the snow-shoes on their feet, around an ornamented pair of the same, which are elevated, with the appropriate flags and spears of the band." Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being". In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian". He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in the North American Indian Portfolio in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. The present image is one of the results of this publishing venture and is both a work of art of the highest quality and a fitting memorial to a vanished way of life. Bennett 22; McCracken 10A; Reese American Color Plate Books 25; Sabin 11532 note; Wagner-Camp 105a: 3

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        Narrative of the United States' Exploring Expedition during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1842

      London: Whittaker and Co., 1845. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. Condensed and abridged edition, in one volume. A very handsomely bound edition in full leather with gilt titles and decoration to spine with raised bands. Inside covers and all outside edges nicely marbled. Inscription to "James Turner ... on his leaving Eton, Easter 1850", otherwise unmarked. Book is in Near Fine condition with only the slightest wear to the top of spine and corners. A beautiful copy of a very scarce edition. Detailed digital images available upon request.

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        The Letters and Dispatches of John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough,

      London: John Murray, , 1845. from 1702 to 1712. 5 volumes, octavo (215 × 133 mm). Near contemporary tan morocco, red morocco lettering- and green morocco numbering-pieces, low bands with dotted roll, gilt, compartments densely gilt, single gilt panel to the boards, foliate edge-role, edges and endpapers marbled, turn-ins milled in blind Engraved frontispiece from the Kneller portrait to volume I, half-titles bound in to all. Spines a little sunned and lightly rubbed, heads, tails and on the joints, portrait slightly spotted, light browning else, remains a very good set. First Edition. "'There are few successful commanders,' says Creasy, 'on whom Fame has shone so unwillingly as upon John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough.' I believe this is true; and it is an interesting historical study to examine the causes which have made so great a contrast between the glory and importance of his deeds and the small regard of his countrymen for his memory… he never fought a battle that he did not win, nor besieged a fortress he did not take. Amid all the chances and baffling accidents of war he produced victory with almost mechanical certainty… he never rode off any field except as victor. He quitted war invincible" (Winston Churchill on his renowned ancestor). The editor "Murray was after Wellington the most respected soldier of his time in Britain, whose opinion carried immense weight both at home and abroad and not only on military matters" (ODNB). Described by Bruce as "a major source for the Spanish War of Succession". Armorial bookplates of Geoffrey de Clifton Parmiter, a barrister who wrote a number of historical works from a legal perspective, including a life of Roger Casement.

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        The Improvisatore; or, Life in Italy. From the Danish of Hans Christian Andersen. Translated by Mary Howitt.

      2 volumes. Richard Bentley, London 1845. 8vo. (2)+316; (2)+331 pages. Untrimmed in two contemporary blue cloth bindings with handwritten titlelabels on the spine. Bindings a bit unevenly darkened. Names on flyleaf.. First English edition of Hans Christian Andersen's first novel, and his first book publication in United Kingdom

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        History of the Irish Rebellion in 1798; with Memoirs of the Union, and Emmett's Insurrection in 1803 / by W. H. Maxwell, Esq. , Author of "The Life of the Duke of Wellington, " & C. &c

      London : Baily, Brothers, Cornhill, 1845. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : vii, [1], 477, [1] p. , [27] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. Subject: Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805 - Portraits. Subversive activities - Ireland. Ireland - History - Union, 1801. Illustrations: Engravings chiefly by George Cruikshank. Illustrations: Engraved portraits chiefly by P. Lightfoot. Signatures: A4 B-2H8. Referenced by: Cohn, A. M. George Cruikshank, 541. Very good in the original gilt-blocked, half aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with elaborate gilt-tooling. Dust-dulling to the spine bands with minor wear to the panel edges. Remains an uncommonly good copy tight, clean and strong.

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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.

      Falun and Stockholm. J. F. Åkerbloms boktryckeri and Hörbergsche buchdrückerei. 1845. - First edition. Folio. Title + 37 numbered maps + 2 unnumbered maps + 4 pages swedish text in double columns + 4 pages german text in double columns. 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. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        American Wild Flowers in their Native Haunts. With Twenty Plates of Plants, Carefuly Colored After Nature; and Landscape Views of Their Localities, from Drawings on the Spot, by E. Whitfield

      Appleton New York:: Appleton,. 1845.. Roy. 8vo, letterpress & 20 hand-colored lithographs by Edwin Whitfield, lith. of Lewis and Brown of New York. Not only is this a most charming book, illustrating native American flowers pictured with Hudson River, Pennsylvania & New Jersey landscapes behind, but an interesting work in the transition between hand-coloring and color lithographic printing. The book includes both processes, representing color printing during a transition period moving towards mass-produced chromolithographic technology."What makes this book interesting is the fact that the plates show some touches of color printing; Lewis and Brown is one of the very early firms to produce chromolithographic illustrations for books" - McGrath. McGRATH, pp.45, 89. The text includes a number of articles of interst: "Elfin Exile", an American fairy tale; a chapter on the Croton Aqueduct, "one of the grandest & most imposing results ever produced by human skill & enterprise..."; a Metowac legend (native American legend); a chapter on Pollipell's Island, now Bannerman's Island just north of Cold Spring NY. Many of the views are of the Hudson River region, and include the city of Hudson, Otsego Lake, Fort Montgomery, near Verplanck's Point, Poughkeepsie, the entrance of the Highlands near Garrison, Albany, Staten Island, Constitution Island opposite West Point, Fishkill Creek and Harlem. Pennsylvania & New Jersey views include Wyoming Valley, Buttermilk Creek, Tioga, Cattawissa, Nineveh, Juniata & Passaic Falls. All edges gilt. A very nice copy overall. Bound in period brown blind stamped morocco w/ raised bands, a bit bumped. Bookplate of previous owner, inner front hinge paper cracked but firm. Extremely clean internally.

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