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        An original design for a porcelain plate

      [Paris: 1845 or later]. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, a few brownish stains at the top of the image, and a skillfully repaired small tear in the top left margin. 10 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches. A rare example of an original watercolour design for porcelain, by the Samson factory of Paris. This finished design was intended as a reference source from which the porcelain painters could work, using the design as a guide for the colours and image to be transformed from paper into fine porcelain. The French porcelain manufactory of Samson & Cie. was established by "Edmé Samson (b. Paris, 1810; d. Paris, 1891) at 7, Rue Vendôme (later Rue Béranger) in Paris. The intention of the firm was to reproduce ceramics from museums and private collections, and it claimed that all such reproductions would be distinctly marked to avoid confusion with the originals. In 1864, the factory was moved to Montreuil by Samson's son, Emile Samson (1837-1913). The range of wares included copies of 18th-century porcelain from such factories as Sèvres, Chelsea, Meissen and Derby, Chinese export-wares, especially armorial wares decorated with famille rose colours and mugs decorated with the Fitzhugh pattern, Delftware, Iznikware, maiolica and faience." (Grove Dictionary of Art)

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        CHRONOLOGICAL CHART Of BRITISH ARCHITECTURE With the Genealogy of the Sovereigns of England and Parallel Tables of the Most Important Events in British and General History

      London:: Roake and Varty,. (n. d.).. Unfolded: 69-1/4" x 26-1/2". Folded: 13-7/8" x 9-1/4". Ca 1845.. Housed in a vertically-ribbed brown cloth portfolio. Gilt lettering to spine & front board. Chart is linen-backed.. Chart - VG+. Portfolio case - Gd (spine cloth frayed, with some. chipped away).. A lithographed, vertically-oriented 4 subject chart (55 BC - 1842), with the Genealogy & Architecture chart with color printing. Scarce, with OCLC showing only one holding (the V&A in London).

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, ... Illuminated Murray edition

      London John Murray 1845. G : in good condition. Inner hinge cracking. Occasional light foxing within. Colours and gilding of illuminated plates bright Reprint Brown hardback leather cover with gilt tooling and bevelled edges xl, 484pp :: Numerous illuminated plates :: 250mm x 170mm (10" x 7")

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Histoire des sciences de l'organisation et de leurs progrès, comme base de la philosophie. Rédigée d'après ses notes et ses leçons faites à la Sorbonne de 1831 à 1841 par F.L. Maupied. Vol I, II & III

      Librairie classique de Perisse Frères 1845 - Grand et fort in-8° broché. PREMIÈRE EDITION DE 1945. Couverture imprimée originale jaune en très bon état. Non coupé et non massicotés, quelques rousseurs. Tome Premier : XXXIX pages de préface puis 418 pages, 2 PLANCHES DEPLIANTES (cf photo). Tome Deuxième : 630 pages. Tome Troisième : 544 pages. Premières notions de la science dans l'humanité, époque grecque (avant Aristote, après Aristote, époque romaine (Pline), école d'Alexandrie (Galien), Moyen-Age (Albert le Grand), transition du Moyen-Age aux temps modernes (Gesner), temps modernes (Vésale et Harvey, Bacon et Descartes, Jean Ray, Linnée, Buffon, Haller, Pallas), contemporains (notions zoologiques et analyse préliminaire (Jussieu, Vicq d'Azyr, Pinel, Bichat, Broussais, Gall, Lamarck, Oken). ---- "Working in Cuvier's laboratory, Blainville soon became an outstanding comparative anatomist and developed further as a remarkably independent thinker. In addition to anatomy, he lectured ans published widely on descriptive and taxonomic invertebrate zoology (particularly malacology), comparative osteology, history of science, and the first principles of natural history. In 1813, he became a close acquaintance of Saint-Simon and, about 1824, the friend disciple, and mentor of Comte, who carefully followed Blainville's most notable lecture series, that on physiology. F.L.P. Gervais, F.A. Pouchet and H.C.M. Nicard were among Blainville's pupils". (DSB II pp. 186/188) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Travelling County Atlas With all the Coach and Rail Roads Accurately Laid Down and Coloured and Carefully Corrected to the Present Time.

      London, Chapman & Hall, 1845. - (4) SS., 46 gest. Karten mit originalem Grenzkolorit. Originaler dunkelgrüner kopertartiger Ganzlederband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel. 8vo. Hübscher Taschenatlas der englischen Grafschaften (mit Isle of Wight und Kanalinseln; Irland, Wales und Schottland als Übersichtskarten) unter Angabe der Straßen und Eisenbahnverbindungen. Durchgehend mit der Angabe "Engraved by Sid.y Hall".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        HORN ET RIMENHI. Recueil de ce qui reste des poèmes relatifs à leurs aventures, composés en françois, en anglois et en écossois dans les XIIIe, XIVe, XVe et XVIe siècles. Publié d'après les manuscrits de Londres, de Cambridge, d'Oxford et d'Edinburgh, par Francisque Michel. [exemplaire de Firmin Didot, reliure de Bruyère].

      imprimé pour le Bannatyne club par Maulde et Renou, Paris 1845 - In-4° de LXIV, 464 pp. et 1 planche en couleurs intitulée Fac-similes of the English and French texts of "King Horn", from MSS. in Pub. Libr. Cambridge; demi-basane marine, dos orné à nerfs, reliure de l'époque de Bruyère, un petit manque sur le second plat, état exceptionnel. Cet exemplaire a appartenu à Firmin Didot, ce dont atteste l'ex-libris. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA 42EME LIGNE - LIBRAIRIE-GALERIE]
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        INFORME FISCAL SOBRE FOMENTO DE LA POBLACION. [CUBA]

      J. Martin Alegria, Madrid 1845 - Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [4] XVIII, 328, errata [4] pages; [Cuba]. INFORME FISCAL SOBRE FOMENTO DE LA POBLACION BLANCA EN LA ISLA DE CUBY Y EMANCIPACION PROGRESIVA DE LA ESCLAVA Con una Breve Resena de las Reformas y Modifcaciones que para Conseguirlo Convendria Establecer en la Legislacion y Constitucion Coloniales Early full leather. Loss near spine crown and corners of covers. Short tears and light wear to first few leaves. A little dampstaining. Earlier owner’s rubber stamp in lower margin of p19. Folding table is worn/incomplete. Emancipation of Cuban slaves. No copies located outside of institutional collections. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NAUFRAGE DU BATEAU A VAPEUR LE PAPIN le samedi 6 Décembre 1845 à 11 heures du soir, le navire fit côte au Nord de Mazagan, sur un banc de sable, à 2 ou 3 encâblures de la terre; sa chiminee en tombant écrasa plusieurs hommes de l'équipage, le bâtiment fut coupé en deux à l'arrière des Chaudières et de 151 personnes qui montaient le bateu à vapeur, 76 seulement purent être sauvés, tout le reste s'englouit dans les flots en fureur et dans la nuit du 6 au 7 Décembre. - Le dessin représente la situation du Papin le 6 Décembre à 5 heures du matin.

      - London, Gambart Junin & Cie, Paris, François Delarue, (1845).Tinted lithographed view after A. Mayer by A. Mayer et Sabatier. Ca. 38 x 51 cm.* A nice depiction of the shipwreck of Le Papin on 6 December 1845 off Mazagan, now El Jadida, in Morocco.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        Cäcilie, Großherzogin von Oldenburg, geborene Prinzessin von Schweden. Ein Denkmal. Als Handschrift gedruckt

      Oldenburg, 1845. 34 cm. (4), 240 Seiten mit lithographiertem Frontispiz-Porträt auf China, 3 getönten lithographierten Tafeln (mit Musiknoten) und 1 Handschrift-Faksimile-Tafel. Violetter Kalblederband der Zeit mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung, 2 goldgeprägten Wappen auf den Deckeln, vergoldeten Stehkanten, dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und Lesebändchen - Biogr. Hb. Old. 121 und 176 - Koolman 3469 - Anläßlich ihres Todes (27. 1. 1844) veröffentlichte Biographie mit Abdruck von Briefen. Schönes Exemplar aus der Königlichen Ernst August Bibliothek, auf den Deckeln in Goldprägung breite ornamentale Goldbordüre und als Mittelstücke das oldenburgische und schwedische Wappen. Schönes Exemplar, vereinzelt Stockflecken -

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        SEASONS

      Greenfield: A. Phelps, 1845. First edition. VERY RARE. 12 illustrations Small 8vo, original illustrated wraps. 8 pp Cover and pages are still bright, pages separated at hinge. This children’s book is called a chapbook, a more modern term that derives from the chapmen. Chapmen were pedlars who hawked their goods in towns and villages, and at country fairs. In 1553, Edward VI proclaimed that champmen must be licensed and Chettle, in Kind Hart’s Dreame (1592) wrote that “‘Chapmen are able to spred more pamphlets...then all the booksellers in town.’” Although they sold other wares, too, they always had cheap booklets, sometimes ballad sheets which eventually assumed the familiar form af a miniature booklet, with a paper cover thatusually had a picture. Even Shakespeare, in Henry IV, mentioned the chapmen as did Urquhart’s Rabelais in 1653. With the growth of small printers, miniature editions of old favourites could be printed. While chapbooks were ostensibly designed to help children learn how to read, they often broached adult subjects and were the source of entertainment in families and villages.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Wade & Croome's Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Albany, Drawn from Nature & Engraved by William Wade

      New York:: Charles Robinson, No. 86, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, directly Opposite Congress Hall,. 1845.. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. The first edition of this scarce Hudson River folding panoramic map of the river in 36 panels concertina fashion, measuring 12 feet and 6" by 6 inches wide, with an unusual advertising overlay label for a Philadelphia firm. In 1845, New York artists William Wade and William Croome created and copyrighted a twelve-foot-long panorama illustrating in detail both shores of the Hudson River between Albany and New York City. The same year, this remarkable pictorial record, a pocket-sized fold out map, with detailed annotations & information, was published with an accompanying text. The map was issued colored for $2.00, and black & white for $1.50; this is the colored issue. The first edition was issued without the descriptive text that accompanied later editions. & & This is an unusual copy - it has an advertising overlay label mounted over the publisher, advertising Charles Robinson of Philadelphia "Looking-Glass Manufacturer". The map folds into the original dark brown gilt cloth over boards. The Hudson Highlands has the elevations of local mountains marked. Any points of interest marked on the map show the mileage from New York City. 12mo, title in gilt on front board. Boards 4 1/4 x 6 1/4". Ex lib with small stamp in the blank area below Albany, with some discreet numbers in ink.& This conforms with OCLC: 166613166 in the length, but other points, such as "Printed by Burton" and William Wade's address of 122 Broadway, Philadelphia, are obscured by the overlay label for Robinson.

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

      Turin,: G. Marietti Tipografo-Librajo, 1845.. Small oblong atlas, 150 x 215 mm., comprising 15 engraved maps; stitched in original printed wrappers, spine worn but overall a nice copy in original condition. Scarce Italian teaching atlas, with a world map and 14 other maps including a good chart of Oceania as the final plate. Interestingly, the Australian continent is identified as 'Nuova Olanda' (New Holland) on the double hemisphere world map, an unusual practice by the mid-nineteenth century. The map of Oceania identifies the continent as both Australia and 'Nuova Olanda', with the inclusion of archaic names for the coast of Western Australia derived from the Dutch discoveries of the seventeenth-century, namely 'Terra di Witt' and 'Terra di Nuyts'.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        BRITISH FLORA MEDICA; OR, HISTORY OF THE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF GREAT

      1845. Good. BARTON, Benjamin H., and Thomas Cook. THE BRITISH FLORA MEDICA; OR, HISTORY OF THE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF GREAT BRITAIN. VOL. I. [& II.] London: Henry G. Bohn, 1845. Second edition. Two volumes, complete. Illustrated with 48 numbered engraved plates, each showing four plants, all nicely hand-colored. xii, [2], 408, pp., plate nos. 1-25; iv, 510, [2] pp., plate nos. 26-48. In worn publisher's bindings: brown cloth, gilt lettering on spines, yellow coated endpapers. Joints are rubbed and backstrips are loose (though the boards remain firmly attached to the bookblocks), with several horizontal tears across backstrips. The backstrip of Volume 1 has loss at crown.Ex library, with only a library stamp on pastedowns, title-pages and several times within the volumes including the verso of one plate. Texts and plates are clean. According to the introduction, "the idea of this Flora was suggested by Mr. Walker's "British Domestic Herbal," a good practical work, ... illustrated by figures of the less familiar species : the best of these plates have been chosen to illustrate the present work, considerable additions and improvements being made, and new figures of at least an equal number being expressly engraved."

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        Théorie du mouvement de Mercure.

      Bachelier, Paris 1845 - 4to (248x163 mm). [2], 165, [5] pp. Original wrappers (chipped, soiled, spine damaged), pages untrimmed, foxing throughout, first blank attached to front cover. ---- Sparrow, Milestones of Science 133; DSB VIII, 277; Houzeau-L. II, 1103 - Original edition of Le Verrier's profound examination of the theory of Mercury. "He calculated all the terms of perturbation which could sensibly affect the motion of the planet. Later observations proved the accuracy of Le Verrier's researches. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Remarks on the Past and Present State of New Zealand, its Government, Capabilities, and Prospects; with A Statement of the Question of the Land-Claims, and Remarks on The New Zealand Company;

      London: Whittaker and Co.. Good with no dust jacket. 1845. First Edition. Hardcover. Title continues: "also, A Description (never before published) of its Indigenous Exports, and Hints on Emigration, The Result of Five Years' Residence in the Colony." vii, [1], 171 pages. Original brown blind-stamped cloth boards with gilt title on spine. Page dimensions: 222 x 138mm. Large 3" long piece of spine cloth torn along front joint and nearly detached. Another 1" split to cloth lower down on front joint. 1/4" of cloth missing at head of spine. 1/4" chips to cloth at tail end of spine. Internally very good. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall 677 - "An interesting potpourri by an early settler (1839-1844) with land interests in Doubless Bay and the Bay of Islands [. . .] A hopeful prognosis of the value of possible export flax, dyes, whale oil, etc. [. . . ] A visit to the hot lakes - vague and not necessarily his own account, with Maori legends in appendix."] ; 8vo .

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        Felix on the Bat; Being a Scientific Inquiry into the Use of the Cricket Bat; Together with the History and Use of the Catapulta. Also, the Laws of Cricket, as Revised by the Maryellen Club.

      London: Baily Brothers, 1845.. First edition. Small 4to. (2), 40, (6) pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt vignette illustration and lettering to the upper board with a blindstamped wreath to both sides, bookplate of Walter B. Bartelott, 3rd Baron Bartelott to the front pastedown. Frontispiece and 6 plates in colour plus 2 black and white. Spine slightly faded, a few marks, a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North Carolina in the Years 1843-'44 by Brevet Capt. J. C. Fremont. (First Edition with the Large Folding Map)

      Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1845. FIRST EDITION, first printing, with the large folding map in rear pocket. This report ordered by the United States Senate, of which 10, 000 copies were printed (first edition, first printing). Full title reads: "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North Carolina in the Years 1843-'44 by Brevet Capt. 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." Large thick 8vo. Full dark brown cloth stamped decorated with gold stamped lettering on the spine. 693pp plus 22 plates and 5 maps, 2 folding, plus one in rear pocket. Includes the large folding Preuss map entitled "Map of.. Oregon & Northern California in the Years 1843-44", complete, but torn at some of the folds. 54" x 32 5/8". Extremities worn and corners bumped. The embossed covers and spine have been professionally relaid. Generaly light sporadic foxing as is usual with this title. A tight and good book. This copy of the book has the large folding map but with old yellowed tape in the folds of the map with several tears to same. Photos of available upon request. The Fremont Report was most widely read than any other account of the West before the California gold rush. John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States, and the first presidential candidate of a major party to run on a platform in opposition to slavery. During the 1840s, that era's penny press accorded Frémont the epithet The Pathfinder, which remains in use, sometimes as "The Great Pathfinder". Frémont collected a number of plants on his expeditions, including the first recorded discovery of the Single-leaf Pinyon by a European American. The standard botanical author abbreviation Frém. is applied to plants he described. The California Flannelbush, Fremontodendron californicum, is named for him. Many places are named for Frémont. Four U.S. states named counties in his honor: Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, and Wyoming. Several states also named cities after him, such as California, Michigan, Nebraska, and New Hampshire. Likewise, Fremont Peak in the Wind River Mountains and Fremont Peak in Monterey County, California are also named for the explorer. The Fremont River, a tributary of the Colorado River in southern Utah, was named after Frémont, and in turn, the prehistoric Fremont culture was named after the river—the first archaeological sites of this culture were discovered near its course.. First Edition. Full Cloth. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Handbuch der bestimmenden Mineralogie, enthaltend die Terminologie, Systematik, Nomenklatur und Charakteristik der Naturgeschichte des Mineralreichs

      Braumüller & Seidel, Wien 1845 - 8vo. xxxvi, 630 pp. With 560 woodcuts in text. Contemp. green cloth, blind stamped spine; soiled; rubbing and wear to the covers; foxing within. ---- Wurzbach VII, 208 - FIRST EDITION. Scarce. Wilhelm Haidinger (1795-1871) was a prominent Austrian mineralogist anf geologist. He helped establish the Austrian Geological Survey in 1849, of which he was named its first director. He served as an assistant of Friedrich Mohs and helped establish Mohs' mineral classfication system. Haidinger also was a co-founder and member of the Imperial Royal Geographical Society in Vienna, co-founder of the Werner Association for Geological Research in Moravia and Silesia, co-founder of the Geological Association for Hungary, and co-founder of the Società geologica Milan. Haidinger is also credited with discovering a phenomena that enables detection of plane polarized light, now known as "Haidinger's brushes" in his honor. The present work is organized upon the Mohs system of classification. --- Der österr. Mineraloge u. Geologe Wilhelm (Karl) Ritter von Haidinger (1795-1871) ging 1802 zu Friedrich Mohs nach Graz, 1817 mit ihm nach Freiberg in Sachsen. 1822-27 bereiste er Europa und machte Mohs in England durch die Publikation einer erweiterten Übersetzung seines "Grundrisses der Mineralogie" bekannt. Seit seiner Rückkehr 1827 leitete Haidinger gemeinsam mit seinen Brüdern deren Porzellanfabrik im böhmischen Elbogen. 1840 wurde er Bergrat und Nachfolger von Mohs als Leiter der Mineraliensammlung der Hofkammer des Münz- und Bergwesens in Wien. Haidinger, seit 1847 Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, regte die Gründung einer kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien an, wurde 1847 deren Mitglied und war 1849-66 Direktor der von ihm initiierten k. k. Geologischen Reichsanstalt. Er war Mitbegründer und erster Präsident (seit 1855) der k. k. Geographischen Gesellschaft. Haidinger entdeckte und beschrieb eine große Anzahl Minerale und entwickelte die nach ihm benannte Haidinger-Lupe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Wounded Buffalo Bull [Pl. 16]

      London: Henry Bohn, 1845]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, printed by Day & Haghe, on original card mount within ink-ruled frame (mount spotted). 12 x 17 5/8 inches. 15 7/8 x 21 inches (mount size). A fine image from Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio', one of the most important accounts of native-American life. "The reader has here, a striking illustration of the... effects of the Indian's arrow, and also an emphatic representation of one of the largest specimens of the buffalo bull... at his last halt..." Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being". In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian". He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in the North American Indian Portfolio in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. The present image is one of the results of this publishing venture and is both a work of art of the highest quality and a fitting memorial to a vanished way of life. Abbey Travel 653; Field Indian Bibliography 258; Howes C-243; McCracken 10; Sabin 11532; Wagner-Camp 105a:1

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        Chart of the Antarctic Continent Shewing the Icy Barrier Attached to it

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. unbound. very good(-). Sea chart. Uncolored lithograph. Image measures 23" x 35". Rare sea chart showing the northern coast of Antarctica. Includes 5 profile views and the paths of four of his ships, the Vincennes, the Peacock, the Porpoise and the Flying Fish. This chart was published in Wilkes' "Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842" (1845), which describes his explorations and cultural encounters in mapping the South Seas, the American west, parts of South America, the East Indies and Antarctica. Charles Wilkes (1798-1877) was an impressively successful American explorer. Folding map in 21 sections. Chipping and minor tears to edges. Left margin cropped.

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        Shinsei Yochi Zenzu [New Map of the World]

      Edo [Tokyo],, 1845.. Double-hemisphere map, woodblock print on paper with outline colouring mounted on linen scroll, 304 x 1220 mm.; a fine copy in excellent original condition with original paper title label and silk tie. This very attractive double-hemisphere scroll map, surrounded with extensive calligraphic text, was prepared by Otsuki Bankei (1801-1878), a neo-Confucian scholar, and an artist as well as a map-maker. It is based on a French map of 1835; the two hemispheres are about 300 mm. in diameter; the maps are annotated with country and city names, latitude and longitude, and are coloured in outline.

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        Eugene Sue The Mysteries of Paris Three Volume Set

      Chapman and Hall, 1845. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. First Edition in English. Amazing fine binding! Brown leather spne and tips with brown cloth on boards. Tightly bound. Spines a bit faded. Moderate rubbing on edges. Brown spotting on pages. Good condition. Published by Chapman and Hall, 1845

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        Genealogical And Biographical Account Of The Family Of Drake In America. With Some Notices Of The Antiquities Connected With The Early Times Of Persons Of The Name In England

      Printed at the private press of George Coolidge for Samuel Gardner Drake 1845 Grand in-8° relié, plein veau de l'époque, 1 page de titre non chiffrée et 51 pages. Coiffes légèrement émoussées. Quelques rares piqûres sinon très bel exemplaire

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        COLLECCION DE DOCUMENTOS RELATIVOS AL DEPARTAMENTO DE CALIFORNIAS

      Mexico: Imprenta de la Vox del Pueblo, 1845.. 70pp., including errata note at the foot of the final page. Modern three- quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown. A bit of light foxing. Very good. A very rare and important work on California in the 1840s, by the former representative of the province in the Mexican national congress. Though modest in length, Castañares' work is a detailed and significant study of California's resources, Indians, settlements, missions, agriculture, mineral wealth, ports, presidios, and civic structure. He supports the preservation of the Pious Fund, and presciently warns that should Mexico not promote, care for, and defend California, it would fall victim to foreign occupation. "Castañares' account of the rich gold placers near Los Angeles, from which 2000 ounces of gold had been taken in 1843, is perhaps the first account in pamphlet form of mining operations in California. Bancroft devotes nearly a chapter of the fifth volume of his HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA to an account of this book, which he regarded as one of the principal sources for the period 1844-45" - Streeter. OCLC locates only ten copies. Rare on the market, this is the first copy that we have owned. COWAN, p.110. GRAFF 625. STREETER SALE 2503. SABIN 11376. HOWES C224, "aa." BARRETT 467. HOWELL 50:39 (this copy). OCLC 11880194, 651373774.

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        Vie de Zumalacarregui, Duc de la Victoire, Capitaine-Général de l'armée de Charles V.

      Paris, Lacour 1845 - in-8, (10)-496 pp., front., cartes, demi-basbrune, dos lisse, filets dorés (rel. de l'époque). Do légt frotté, brunissures à qqs feuillets. Ex-libris Michel Marie de Pomereu. Un portrait lithographié de Zumalacarregui en frontispice, une carte dépliante de la Navarre et un plan des batailles de Mendaza et d'Arquijas (12-15 décembre 1834).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        The Poets of Yorkshire: Comprising Sketches of the Lives, and

      London - Groombridge and Sons, 1845 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce copy of The Poets of Yorkshire: Comprising Sketches of the Lives, and Specimens of the Writings of Those Children of Song who Have Been Natives of, or Otherwise Connected with the County of York. First edition, Price five shillings; 250 copies printedCommenced by William Cartwright Newsam; completed and published by John Holland. Condition: Rebound in quarter morocco with cloth covered boards. Externally, smart butwith minor wear to extremities and the odd slight mark. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with the occasional spot and handling mark. Previous owner's small initial ink stamp to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Italy: A Poem, in Four Cantos

      London - Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1845 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A volume of poetry by the little-known novelist and poet John Edmund Reade. Reade(18001870) possessed a remarkable capacity for imitation that often verged on plagiarism. Byron was his chief model, but his poems and plays are full of sentiments and phrases taken undisguisedly from the best-known writings of Scott, Wordsworth, Ben Jonson, and others. His ablest work, Cain the Wanderer, was published in 1829, and it obtained for its author an introduction to Coleridge and a eulogy from Goethe. In 1838, after a long stay in the south of Europe, he published Italy: a Poem, which while huge was shortened through the editing of Leigh Hunt and others. It bears a close resemblance to Childe Harold, reproducing even the dying gladiator. With neat ink inscription to front free endpaper, interestingly dated 1840 - five years before the publication of this volume. Very scarce. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some shelfwear and slight fading to extremities and spine. Front hinge tender. Internally, firmly bound. Some occasional spotting, otherwise a bright, clean copy. Overall: GOOD..

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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expeditions, during the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. (6 volumes, Complete with Atlas)

      Philadelphia and London/Grand Rapids: Lea & Blanchard, 1845 Size 11x7.25 inches (275 x 185mm). 6 volumes collated and complete with atlas volume. Original full spotted sheep leather with raised bands, black calf labels with gilt lettering. Moderate to heavy wear (photos available) but still a very presentable set. Binding is tight with the boards still well attached. Overall a very sound binding which is quite rare for sheep bound books of this period. 5th volume has very old pasted numerals and the 6th atlas volume is bound in 3/4 sheep instead of the full sheep of the other volumes. Gilt rolled edges. Volumes are complete with all plates and maps. Moderate foxing to the plates as is usual with this set, text pages clean and unfoxed. Some curious marginal damp staining to some plates (but not to text) Overall a VERY GOOD set in a rare binding. Photos are available of bindings, plates and maps. The Wilkes-led US exploring expedition was the most ambitious scientific undertaking to that date. Its chief areas of exploration were the Antarctic, the islands of the Pacific, and the American northwest coast. The poor condition of many of the expedition ships meant that Antarctic exploration was largely infeasible, and Wilkes sailed southwards in 1839 without his scientific staff. Though charting a series of land-falls and "appearances of land" in the Antarctic, what Wilkes actually saw remains matter for debate. In spite of the poorly equipped fleet, loss of ships and similar misadventures, the scientific work of the expedition was a great success. Indeed, the Smithsonian Institute was established to house and study the expedition's extensive collections, and the Naval Observatory was set up to continue the scientific studies. INCLUDES ATLAS VOLUME. Photos available upon request. . First Edition. Full Sheep Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Corot").

      N. p., [1845]. - Small 8vo. 1 p. With integral address leaf. To M. Rousseau writing on behalf of a committee about some modifications in a petition: "Quelques changements introducteurs dans la pétition au Roi [ ]. Vous êtes invité à venir donner votre avis [ ] demain Samedi R. de Cournon No 6. Pour le Comité Corot".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        NOUVELLE CARTE DU MEXIQUE, DU TEXAS ET D'UNE PARTIE DES ÉTATS LIMITROPHES

      Paris. [ca. 1845-1848].. Single sheet, 38 3/4 x 26 1/2 inches, folding to 9 x 6 inches. Backed on linen, as issued. Small stain in far upper left. Contemporary manuscript annotations. Paper bookseller's label on verso. In original red paper chemise and slipcase (worn). Very good. Folding pocket map of Mexico and Texas, with outline color. The map shows Mexico as far south as Vera Cruz, but not including the Yucatan, and the American West as far north as the Oregon border, the Great Plains, and east to the Mississippi. The missing parts of Mexico are supplied in inset. This map was originally published in 1834, and was one of the first to show the discoveries of Jedediah Smith in the Great Basin. It was then revised several times, this being the final version. The manuscript annotations are in central Mexico, written in French, labelling places and indicating deserts and other features, as well as the proposed boundary of 1847 at the top of Baja California (far enough south to allow the U.S. to control the mouth of the Colorado River). Although dated 1845, the coloring of the map would suggest this issue came out while the final peace settlement was being negotiated, since it shows Texas as part of the U.S. but colors Mexico along the lines of the proposed, not final, treaty. While there is extensive identification of locations in California, there is no indication of a gold rush. Also, the Russians are shown as still controlling the area around Bodega Bay in northern California. A handsome map, intriguing for its notes of the proposed boundary. Only four copies are listed in OCLC. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 404 (1834 ed).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Felix on the Bat; Being a Scientific Inquiry into the Use of the Cricket Bat; Together with the History and Use of the Catapulta. Also, the Laws of Cricket, as Revised by the Maryellen Club.

      London: Baily Brothers, 1845. . First edition. Small to. (2), 40, (6) pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt vignette illustration and lettering to the upper board with a blindstamped wreath to both sides, bookplate of Walter B. Bartelott, 3rd Baron Bartelott to the front pastedown. Frontispiece and 6 plates in colour plus 2 black and white. Spine slightly faded, a few marks, a very good copy.

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        The American Angler's Guide. Being a compilation from the works of popular English authors, from Walton to the present time; together with the opinions and practices of the best American anglers

      New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co, 1845. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo., pp. viii + [9]-224 + [5] ads; publisher's gray cloth stamped in gilt and blind; slight discoloration to boards, likely from dampstains; tips bumped and rounded; front and rear free endpapers lacking; front flyleaf (or leaves) lacking; scattered foxing or soiling; half-inch tear from top margin to pp. 183-184; still a good, sound and textually complete copy. First edition (several other editions were published starting in 1846). Early and important American book on angling, with the first chapter devoted to fishing tackle. Besides the frontispiece (of fishing in Sullivan County, New York), there are two illustrated plates of fish hooks, plus many text figures. There is also a verse on fishing on the recto of the frontispiece. The ads are for John J. Brown & Co., a New York City firm specializing in fishing tackle, and the book's copyright holder. Henderson (1953), p. 30.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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