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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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        Recopilacion de Leyes de la Nueva Granada, Formada I Publicada

      1845. [Colombia]. Pombo, Lino de [1797-1862], Editor. Recopilacion de Leyes de la Nueva Granada, Formada I Publicada en Cumplimiento de la Lei de 4 de Mayo de 1843 I por Comision del Poder Ejecutivo por Lino de Pombo, Miembro del Senado. Contiene Toda la Lejislacion Nacional Vijente Hasta el Ano de 1844 Inclusive. Bogota: Imprenta de Zoilo Salazar, Por Valentin Martinez, Febrero 1845. [iv], xxvi, 541 pp. Text in parallel columns. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary calf, gilt fillets to boards, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine, ribbon markers, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing with wear to spine ends and corners. Large woodcut arms of Colombia to title page, internally fresh. * This is the first digest of Colombia's laws since the nation became independent in 1821. It also includes the texts of treaties with England, the United States, France, and the Netherlands (with parallel translations). "By virtue of the laws of May 4, 1843 and June 12, 1844 the Congress of New Grenada [Colombia] specified the statutes then in force and ordered their compilation, a task which was entrusted to senator Lino de Pomba. This celebrated collection, popularly known as the Recopilacion Granadina, contained the extant legislation from 1821 to 1844 inclusive, arranged under appropriate headings, and was a work of high merit for its time": Backus and Eder, A Guide to the Laws of Colombia 125.

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        Adventure in New Zealand, from 1839 to 1844 [Two volumes] With Some Account of the Beginning of the British Colonization of the Islands

      London: John Murray. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1845. First Edition. Hardcover. Some wear to leather at corners of boards. A 1" tear to the folding map. Gutters at endpapers reinforced with cloth tape. Split to at rear hinge of Volume One, between pages 480 and 481 (just before the folding map). ; Two volumes (complete). Volume One: x, 482 pages + large folding map at rear. Volume Two: x, 546 pages. Marbled boards with leather corners. Both volumes have been rebacked with buckram cloth spines, titled in gilt. Page dimensions: 214 x 134mm. Page edges speckled. Bibliographical references: Hocken (1909) - "The work is full of minute incidents in the history of the settlements - natives, whalers, daily life, explorations, missionaries, and governent." Bagnall 5819 - "Murray appears to have printed only 750 copies of what is still the most readable and spontaneous narrative of English settlement [. . . ] The pages race through the unperceived farce of the Company's land purchases, the excitement of ship-loads of immigrants unloading their freight in Port Nicholson to welcoming chiefs, seemingly happy at having parted with the harbour's bushy spurs; Kapiti and its whalers, Te Rauparaha - and Maoris disputing in blood the purchase offerings, journeys (and later settlement) to Manawatu, exploration to Taupo [. . .] the tragedy of uncle Arthur's folly at Wairau, the unacceptably searing effects of its condemnation by Fitzroy [. . .] No rejection of the writer's brazen loyalty to his family and their works, nor knowledge of what really went on during the frequent visits to indulgent Maoris at Wanganui, nor the author's failures in later life, can diminish not merely the book's unparalleled vitality but its value as a first and often the only source for much fact and impression during its four-year span."] ; 8vo .

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        THE SHIPWRECKED ORPHANS: A TRUE NARRATIVE OF THE SUFFERINGS OF JOHN IRELAND AND WILLIAM DOYLEY, WHO WERE WRECKED IN THE SHIP CHARLES EATON, ON AN ISLAND IN THE SOUTH SEAS

      New Haven: S. Babcock, [1845].. 64pp. including eight full-page illustrations in text. 16mo. Original tan pictorial wrappers. Covers worn and soiled, spine perished. Text moderately foxed. Last leaf torn slightly in gutter margin. Still, a good copy of this scarce work. Scarce narrative, published as part of Teller's Tales for children, relating the tale of two boys who survived the wreck of the Barque Charles Eaton and subsequent capture by natives in 1834. The Charles Eaton crashed on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. The castaways constructed two rafts out of the wreckage and began to float, finally coming ashore on the islands off the tip of York Peninsula, near present-day Queensland. Unfortunately the natives were not friendly and murdered most of the refugees. Several young boys were traded to other, friendlier natives for a bunch of bananas, but the only two left alive by the time rescue arrived were the cabin boy, John Ireland, and the young son of one of the passengers, William Doyley. The work is illustrated with eight plates showing the natives in various scenes, such as murdering the castaways. "This 'True narrative' published for juvenile readers is very rare" - Ferguson. Only a handful of copies on OCLC. FERGUSON 4078A.

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        The New Sailing Directory for the Ethiopic or Southern Atlantic Ocean; including the Coasts of Brasil, etc., to the Rio de la Plata, the Coast thence to Cape Horn, and the African Coast to the Cape of Good Hope, etc.; including the Islands between the two Coasts

      London, R. H. Laurie, 1845.. Octavo. Pp. xlviii, 472. Engraved text figures. Hardcover, bound in contemporary quarter cloth and matching boards, original title-piece mounted on cover, original lettering-piece to spine, floral-shape shelf label; wear to spine head, old institutional stamp to first free endpaper, and another, very light, to title-page, some foxing to endpapers. In a very good condition. - - Third edition, Revised and Corrected.

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        The Cricket on the Hearth, A Fairy Tale of Home

      London: W.S. Johnson, "Nassau Steam Press, 1845. Rare Pamphlet Play issued a year before the book was published. Stated on Title page: Dramatization by Albert Smith, Esq. from early proofs of the works, by the express permission of the author, CHARLES DICKENS, ESQ. and performed at the Theatre Royal Lyceum. Original binding softcover with stitched wrappers. 39 pages. VERY VERY RARE. It came from my late Grandfather's Christmas Collection. Always happy to send detailed photographs. Dickens's interest in the theater dated from his late teens. In 1845, he began to produce for the stage himself, an interest, which would lead eventually to his own touring company. In October and November of 1845, as he drafted Cricket, he was secretly collaborating with well-known dramatist Albert Smith on an authorized script. It would appear that he gave Smith the proofs of the novel to read and possibly attended secret rehearsals with Smith's cast. This two-pronged effort to beat the pirates at their own game was partially successful. The novel was released in London on the same day the play opened at the Lyceum. Playbills pointedly identified Smith's Cricket as being written "from Early Proofs of the Work, BY THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR." The Cricket on the Hearth was published in 1846. However, before publication Dickens joined forces with the playwright Albert Smith, and the famous acting pair Mr. and Mrs. Keeley, of the Lyceum Theatre, to produce a stage version from early proof sheets of the book. The result was The Cricket on the Hearth, A Fairy Tale of Home, Dramatized by Albert Smith, and dated 1845. The cast included Mr. Keeley as Caleb Plummer, and Mrs. Keeley as Dot. The play was a huge success. Smith’s original version at the Lyceum had over sixty performances. . Original Wraps. Very Good.

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        The Present State and Prospects of the Port Phillip District

      Dublin,: William Curry, 1845.. Octavo, with a frontispiece, a fine copy in recent tan half calf with ornate gilt spine ornament. The first edition, published in Dublin, of a scarce Port Phillip account in unusually attractive condition.A guide to Port Phillip and the rich grazing lands of 'Australia Felix' by Charles Griffith (1808-1863), an Irish pastoralist who later served on the Victorian Legislative Council. The aim of this book is an unbiased and informative account of the colony for future settlers, and in this respect the author is critical of the government with regard to the rights and tenures of the squatters. Griffith wrote most of his book in the bush 'to divert the solitude of an Australian hut' and apologises that some issues may have assumed undue importance due to his isolation. The book was finished for publication while visiting Dublin in 1844 and Griffith later returned to Australia to pursue a career in parliament.The Present State and Prospects of the Port Phillip District describes conditions both in the city of Melbourne and further afield, with sections on colonial society, crime, the squatting system and the strong desire for separation from New South Wales. Of the two chapters devoted to the life and customs of the Aborigines, the second addresses the issue of their rights as original occupiers of the land. The author maintains that settlement is the correct and justified course of action, but that the Aborigines are entitled to due care and protection by the state. Overall Griffith was a cautious yet insightful observer of the settlement during a time of significant change, indeed Ferguson describes this book as 'a simple and temperate statement of the squatting life and interests'. It forms a valuable contribution to the social and pastoral history of the Port Phillip district in the decade prior to independence.Ferguson, 4055.

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        France Illustrated, Exhibiting its Landscape Scenery, Antiquities

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

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        [COLLECTION OF TWENTY-NINE DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GERMAN COLONIZATION OF TEXAS AND THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF GERMAN EMIGRANTS TO TEXAS (VEREIN ZUM SCHUTZE DEUTSCHER EINWANDERER IN TEXAS)]

      Various places. 1845-1864.. Approximately [140]pp. Mostly folio. Overall very good to fine condition. In a half morocco clamshell case, leather label. An important collection of documents concerning the Adelsverein, or the Society for the Protection of German Emigrants to Texas. The Society was organized in 1842 by a group of German noblemen for the purpose of acquiring land in Texas and encouraging German emigration. Beginning in 1844 the Adelsverein brought thousands of German emigrants to Texas, founding the town of New Braunfels and other towns in West Texas between Austin and San Antonio. The documents at hand trace the history of the Adelsverein from its first active years through bankruptcy and its evolution into the Texas and German Emigration Company, headed by Henry Fisher. This choice collection of printed documents, issued by the Society during its most active period, mainly in the antebellum statehood era, represents a crucial chapter in Texas colonization history. Documents include emigration contracts; minutes of meetings of the directors; fiscal papers; publicity material to attract emigrants; correspondence and reports from Texas back to the directors in Germany; and material on the dissolution and rearrangement of the Society's finances. Included are the following: 1) AGENTUR. SCHIFF- VERTRAG DES VEREIN ZUM SCHUTZE DEUTSCHER EINWANDER IN TEXAS [caption title]. Biebrich. 184–. [4]pp. Folded folio sheet, 20 x 33 cm. Rear leaf lightly foxed, else very good. A blank ship contract for Texas emigrants, not listed in Streeter, though possibly pre-1845. 2) ADDITIONAL-CONGRESS- BESCHLUSS...[caption title]. [Wiesbaden]. January 1845. [2]pp. Broadsheet, 19 x 22 cm. About fine. Congressional resolution from the Texas legislature in regard to the settlement and its agents, not in Streeter. 3) AUFNAHME-SCHEIN. Mainz. 1845. [1]p. Folded sheet, 21 x 25.7 cm., printed on recto of first page only, completed in manuscript. Old fold lines, else very good. Emigrant receipt signed by an agent, Cappes. 4) VEREIN ZUM SCUTZE DEUTSCHER EINWANDERER IN TEXAS. Mainz. 1845. [4]pp. on two separate leaves, 19 x 25 cm. About fine. Describes the Society's land, and provides details on what the emigrant should bring. Issued to help quell the rumors about the Society. Explains the dangers of emigration. STREETER TEXAS 1626. 5) EINWANDERUNGS-VERTRAG. Bremen. 1845. [2]pp., 33 x 20.5 cm. Light soiling, old fold lines, else very good. Printed emigrant's contract, completed in manuscript and signed by Wm. Fehrmann, Republic of Texas Consul at Bremen. With seals. 6) VERTRAG ZWISCHEN DEM VEREIN ZUM SCHUTZE DEUTSCHER EINWANDERER NACH T TEXAS. 1845. [1]p. Broadside, 34.5 x 21 cm., with integral blank leaf. About fine. Emigrant's contract for an individual sailing from Bremen. Signed and stamped by the Consulate of Texas at Bremen. 7) VERTRAG ZWISCHEN DEM VEREIN ZUM SCHUTZE DEUTSCHER EINWANDERER IN TEXAS.... Antwerp. 1845. [1]p. Broadside, 34 x 22 cm., with integral blank leaf. About fine. Emigrant contract between the Adelsverein and an individual sailing from Antwerp in 1845. The document bears the seal of the consulate of the Republic of Texas and is signed by the Texian consul as well as the emigrant. 8) VERTRAG ZWISCHEN DEM VEREIN ZUM SCHUTZE DEUTSCHER EINWANDERER IN TEXAS.... Antwerp. 1846. [1]p. Broadside, 34 x 21 cm., with integral blank leaf. About fine. Printed emigrant contract, completed in manuscript. Signed and sealed by the Consulate of the Republic of Texas in Antwerp. 9) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, STATE OF TEXAS.... [New Braunfels, Tx.]. 1846. [1]p. Printed bond, 27 x 20 cm. About fine. Completed in manuscript and signed by John Meusebach, the general commissioner of the Adelsverein's interests in Texas. 10) VEREIN ZUM SCHUTZE DEUTSCHER EINWANDERER IN TEXAS. Mainz. 1846. [3]pp. on folded folio sheet, 35 x 22 cm. About fine. An important promotional piece for the Society. Signed in type by the president of the Adelsverein, Prince Carl of Castell, it describes the colony, the number of emigrants who have gone to Texas, and adds numerous other details about the means of transportation, costs, etc. 11) COMITE=BERICHT. Wiesbaden. 1849. [3]pp. on folded folio sheet, 34 x 21 cm. About fine. Committee report concerning land grants in New Braunfels. 12) [MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT REPRODUCED BY LITHOGRAPHY]. Wiesbaden. 1849. 16pp. Folio. Sewn gatherings, 32 x 20.5 cm. About fine. An important report, with a covering letter, a long report from Bene on the situation in Texas during 1849, and letters from several other officials on progress at Fredericksburg. 13) CIRCULAR AN DIE MITGLIEDER DES VEREINS ZUM SCHUTZE DEUTSCHER EINWANDERER IN TEXAS. Wiesbaden. 1849. [2]pp. Folio broadsheet, 34 x 21.5 cm. About fine. Issued by the Society concerning banking arrangements made through the banker Flersheim of Frankfurt. 14) DIE THATIGKEIT DES COMITE'S SEIT DEM LEKTEN BERICHT VOM 15. MAY D. J. BETREFFEND. Frankfurt. 1849. 4pp. on folio sheet, 33.5 x 21.5 cm. About fine. Report of the Committee on progress made in the Texas settlements. 15) VORTRAG DIE BESCHAFFUNG DER FONDS BETR, WELCHE DER GENERALAGENT BENE ZUR THEILWEISEN DECKUNG DER VEREINSSCHULDEN IN TEXAS.... Wiesbaden. 1850. 29pp. Folio. 34 x 22 cm. About fine. Manuscript reproduced in contemporary offset, printing letters from F. Roemer, Kroeber, and others. This lengthy report seems to have been prepared for financing purposes, the literal title being: "Report on the condition of funds, which the General Agent Bene has submitted on Jan. 22, 1850, for partial provision of the Verein in Texas." There is an account of the situation there, as well as information on stockholders in Germany and financing measures. 16) BEILAGE ZU No. 41 DES HERZOGLICH RASSANISCHEN ALLGEMEINEN INTELLIGENZBLATTS VOM 12. OCTOBER 1850. Wiesbaden. 1850. 4pp. on folded sheet, 27 x 22 cm. About fine. Fiscal paper for the Society for the Protection of German Emigrants to Texas, describing conditions of loans. 17) PRIORITATS-OBLIGATION DES VEREINS ZUM SCHUTZE DEUTSCHER EINWANDERER IN TEXAS UBER 500 GULDEN IM 24 1/2 GULDEN FUSS. Wiesbaden. 1850. [4]pp. on folded folio sheet, 31.5 x 20 cm. Fine. Printed bond, signed in ink by the Committee members, but not executed. 18) UEBERSETZUNG. [Wiesbaden?] 1850. [1]p. on folded folio sheet, 32 x 21 cm. Lithographic manuscript. Fine. This short report translates a letter from the governor of Texas, P.H. Bell, on the landholdings of the Verein. 19) COMITE DES VEREINS SUM SCHULZE DEUTSCHER EINWANDERER IN TEXAS. Stuttgart. 1850. 21pp. Folio. Manuscript document reproduced by contemporary offset, stitched. Fine. This document, lithographically reproduced in a style often used by the Society, is a letter from the German promotional agent, Traugott Bromme, giving a detailed account of the doings of the Society, with an extensive summary of conditions in the colony. 20) ICH ERTHEILE HIERDURCH DEM...VOLLMACHT MIT SUBSTITUTIONSBESUNGNISS.... Dusseldorf. 1850. [1]p. Printed document, completed in manuscript, 27 x 20 cm. Old fold lines, else about fine. Agreement to be bound by laws of the colony. 21) DENKSCHRIFT. Wiesbaden. 1851. [1]p. Broadside, 35 x 21.5 cm. About fine. Memorandum concerning the Society and the status of things in Texas, signed in type by Prince Hermann of Wied. 22) P.P. DIE GENERALVERFAMMLUNG DES BEREINS ZUM SCHUTZE DEUTSCHER EINWANDERER IN TEXAS VOM 8. SEPTEMBER D. J. HAT SICH, IN ERWAGUNG DER ZWEIFELHASTEN.... Wiesbaden. 1851. [3]pp. on folded folio sheet, 34.5 x 22 cm., signed in type by members of the Executive Committee. Very good. Fiscal document summarizing fundraising and finances of the Society. 23) [MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT REPRODUCED BY CONTEMPORARY OFFSET]. Wiesbaden. 1852. [1]p. on folded sheet, 27.5 x 21 cm. About fine. Signed in facsimile by Reuscher. 24) TEXAS AND GERMAN EMIGRATION COMPANY CERTIFICATE OF STOCK...SHARES OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS EACH.... [Houston. ca. 1853]. Engraved stock certificate, executed in ink. Small edge tears; ex-lib., ink stamp. Very good. This stock issue was the result of the dissolution of the original Verein and the formation of this new company in Texas to take over its assets. A number of shares were issued to the original Verein holders, including this one, dated in manuscript at Houston, June 15, 1859. The assets of the new company included all of the old Verein landholdings in Texas. The share is signed by Henry F. Fisher, one of the leading figures in the German Texas colonization. 25) DIE HERREN UCTIONARE DES BEREINS ZUM SCHUTZE DEUTCHER EINWANDERER IN TEXAS. Wiesbaden. 1854. 4pp. on folded sheet, 26 x 21.5 cm. About fine. Prints two letters from Henry Fisher dated Houston, July 29 and Aug. 24, 1854. This notice "To the Stockholders of the Verein..." conveys the terms of settlement between that body and the new Texas and German Emigration Company, which took over the activities of the Verein. 26) [MANUSCRIPT LETTER REPRODUCED BY CONTEMPORARY OFFSET]. [Frankfurt]. 1854. [2]pp. Some contemporary manuscript notes. Signed in facsimile by the Verein's agent in Frankfurt. About fine. Lists the agents of the Verein in German authorized by the Committee. 27) IN FOLGE BESCHLUSSE VOM. 17. MAI D.J. FIND DIE ANGELEGENHEITEN.... Newwied. 1858. [1]p. Broadside, 28 x 22 cm. Fine. Evidently a document settling the estate of one of the stockholders. 28) [MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT REPRODUCED BY CONTEMPORARY OFFSET]. Frankfurt. 1864. [20]pp. Folio. Sewn. Signed in facsimile by P.N. Schmidt. Some light soiling to first and last leaves, else about fine. A late fiscal report on proceeds of the dissolution of the Verein. 29) FAHRPREISE VON BALTIMORE, IN EINWANDERERZUGEN. Bremen. [1856?]. Broadside, 36 x 13 cm. Lightly dampstained. About very good. Fare schedule for the Baltimore and Ohio Railway. STREETER TEXAS 1626.

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        THE CHIMES: A GOBLIN STORY

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1845. First edition. Fine. Uncommon first state with the publisher's imprint within the illustration on the vignette title page (Smith II.5; Sadlier 683). Small 8vo: (viii), 175, [1]; complete. A lovely, just about Fine copy with a small tear at the crown, otherwise tight, bright and complete. With Maurice Inman, Inc. description laid in calling this "a brilliant copy."& & Dickens' second Christmas book, which continues his social commentaries on the poor. Structured similarly to "A Christmas Carol," the main character, Trotty, witnesses an alternative future through a series of visions and ultimately is given a second chance to put things right. "The Chimes" was a bestseller in its day, but has since been eclipsed by "A Christmas Carol." Quite scarce in this condition. Fine.

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        [The Christmas Books:] A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1845–8. 5 volumes, octavo (100 × 160 mm). Early 20th-century green half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with floral tools, 5 raised bands, marbled sides and endpapers, all edges gilt. Original cloth retained in each volume. A Christmas Carol with hand-coloured frontispiece and 3 plates, and with engravings in the text. Each of the other volumes with frontispiece, engraved title, and illustrations within the text. Bookplate to each front pastedown. Spines faded, upper corner of frontispiece to A Christmas Carol repaired. An excellent, clean set. Mixed set: first editions of The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man, eleventh edition of A Christmas Carol, eighth edition of The Chimes, fifth edition of A Cricket on the Hearth. A handsomely bound set.

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        An original design for porcelain

      [Paris: 1845 or later]. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and a few small, barely visible foxing marks. 12 1/8 x 22 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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        Halmaturus Dorsalis: Gray [Black-striped Wallaby]

      [London: by the Author, 1845-1863]. Hand-coloured lithograph by John Gould and H.C.Richter. Wove paper. 14 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches. An iconic image of a kangaroo family from John Gould's great folio work "The Mammals of Australia" Originally published in 13 parts between 1840 and 1863, Gould's work represents his only serious foray away from the world of birds and into that of mammals. The accuracy of the colouring and the beauty and accuracy of the plates mean that the work is still highly valued today. It represents one of the first concerted efforts to record the extraordinary fauna of Australia. Cf. Ferguson 10032; cf. Nissen ZBI 1661; cf. Sauer 14; cf. Wood p.365.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, DECLINING AN INVITATION TO A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION]

      Quincy. July 2, 1845.. 1p. plus integral blank. Old folds. Minor wear and soiling. Very good plus. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Letter written by former President John Quincy Adams, now at the advanced age of 78 and in deteriorating health, graciously declining an invitation from the City Council of Boston to attend the "celebration of the Anniversary of American Independence." With an unsteady hand, as evidenced by the shakiness in his characteristic curling script, he explains: "Your obliging invitation...has been gratefully received and would have been gladly accepted but for a feeble state of health advising retirement from scenes of public agitation, even from those most congenial to the spirit of the day, and where the flame of universal Liberty first kindled still burns with primitive intensity and with encouraging anticipation. I am with great respect, gentlemen, your friend and fellow citizen."

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        Le Juif Errant

      Paris - Paulin, 1845 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Includingnumerous plates featuring wonderful illustrations by Gavarni,and one folding map. Important for its Gavarni illustrations. With illustrations in the text andvignette titles. Joseph Marie Eugne Sue (20 January 1804 3 August 1857). His naval experiences supplied much of the materials of his first novels, which were composed at the height of the Romantic movement of 1830. He was strongly affected by the Socialist ideas of the day, and these prompted his most famous works, the anti-Catholic novels: Les Mystres de Paris and Le Juif Errant, which were among the most popular specimens of the roman-feuilleton. Le Juif Errant, or The Wandering Jew, was a serially published novel, which attained great popularity in Paris and beyond. Paul Gavarni was the nom de plume of Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier (13 January 1804, Paris November 23, 1866), a French caricaturist, born in Paris. He began life as an engineer's draughtsman, but soon turned his attention to his proper vocation as a cartoonist. He produced many illustrations for illustrated newspaper Le Charivari, but some of his bitterest and most earnest pictures appeared in L'Illustration. He also illustrated Balzac's novels, and Eugene Sue's Wandering Jew. Condition: In half leather bindings. Externally very good with just slight shelfwear,aside froma few marks to the boards. Internally generally firmly bound although strained in places, with one or two leaves working loose. Generally lovely and bright with the odd age-toned page, and generally clean aside fromintermittentinstances of light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        LECTURES ON EDUCATION

      1845. MANN, Horace. LECTURES ON EDUCATION. Boston: Wm. B. Fowle and N. Capen, 1845. First edition. Inscribed presentation copy from Mann to the publisher (Fowle), inscription on front flyleaf. 338 pp. 12mo., dark brown ribbed-textured leather, recently and skillfully rebacked with gilt spine lettering and rules. A.e.g. Slightly cocked. Light foxing to endpapers, front and rear pages including title; a little internal foxing here and there. Four pages have offset from newsclippings (120-121; 148-149). Binding tight. In 1837 Horace Mann accepted the position of First Secretary of the State Board of Education in Massachusetts. His humanitarian nature led him to abandon a highly promising career in politics in favor of education. He is known for his achievements in this field: establishment of the first Normal School for Teachers in Lexington in 1839; advocating for free libraries; doubling the wages of teachers and compensating school committees, building 50 new secondary schools, doubling the State aid for education, and improving textbooks and equipment; and his editorship of the "Common School Journal," for which he wrote twelve annual reports. For the latter part of his life, from 1853 until his death in 1859, he was President of Antioch College. Mann's Lectures are elegantly written and illustrate his commitment to the establishment of free, public, non-sectarian education for every man and woman.

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        Child's Drawing Book Of Objects: Studies from Still Life For young pupils and drawing classes in schools

      Philadelphia: John w. Moore, 1845. Oblong 4to., (7 4/8 x 10 3/8 inches). Letterpress title-page (lightly soiled). 24 lithographic plates of small objects interleaved with artist's tracing paper (only the first of which has been used to trace some of the objects in pencil, a few pale stains). Original black cloth gilt (expertly rebacked to style). Provenance: small ink library stamp of B.L. Starling on the front paste-down. First edition. A charming copy book with plates full of everyday 19th-century objects, from the simplest of pots and pans, to more complicated scenes and instruments. Most of the objects are easily recognizable however there are many that 21st-century eyes children would find curious. 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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        PORTRAIT GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN CITIZENS, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

      Hartford. 1845.. 111pp. plus twenty-seven plates and twenty- six facsimiles. Folio. Original half calf and cloth covered boards, gilt pictorial cover, gilt- stamped spine, expertly recased, t.e.g. Slight foxing, but mostly clean and bright. A good copy, lacking the last page of text. An interesting piece of visual biography. This impressively large-scale work is significant for its lithographs of notable Americans of the 1820s, '30s, and '40s, showing the subjects in full-length silhouette profile, standing, against a tinted background, resulting in effective and evocative portraits. Included (after the necessary eulogistic frontispiece dedicated to Washington) are John Marshall, John Q. Adams, Richard C. Moore, Andrew Jackson, John Forsyth, William Henry Harrison, John C. Calhoun, De Witt Clinton, Richard M. Johnson, Joel Poinsett, Alexander Macomb, Martin Van Buren, Samuel Southard, Henry Clay, Henry Wise, Thomas Hart Benton, John Tyler, Levi Woodbury, Thomas Cooper, Daniel Webster, William White, Silas Wright, Nathaniel Tallmadge, Felix Grundy, Dixon Lewis, and John Randolph. Each portrait is accompanied by another plate displaying a facsimile of the subject's handwriting, usually in a piece of correspondence. All are based on sketches made from life by Brown. HOWES B871, "b."

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL

      1845. With Illustrations by John Leech. Eleventh Edition. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. 2 pp undated ads. Recently bound in full dark red morocco, all edges gilt. "Eleventh Edition," first (Chapman & Hall) issue -- produced two years after (and with the same four hand-colored plates as) the first edition. A CHRISTMAS CAROL was initially published by Chapman & Hall in December 1843, and was a huge and immediate success. The first three editions were dated 1843 (though a few copies of the first edition were dated 1844), the fourth through tenth editions were dated 1844, the eleventh and twelfth were dated 1845, and finally the thirteenth and fourteenth (published by Bradbury & Evans) were dated 1855 and 1860 respectively. Additionally, when Bradbury & Evans took over following Chapman & Hall's 1845 "Twelfth Edition," B&E issued their own "Eleventh Edition" dated 1846, followed by their own "Twelfth Edition" dated 1849 -- (presumably sheets of those two editions acquired from C&H, with new B&E title page).~This is a copy from the first issue, with the 1845 C&H title page. The volume is bound in full dark red morocco (with a CD monogram in gilt on the front cover); the leaves were not trimmed, as the original gilt edging of the leaves remains. A sample of the front cover decoration is bound in at the end (in earlier brown cloth, not in the red cloth the "Eleventh Edition" would have appeared in). Condition is near-fine, with very minor soil to a few leaves; there is an early five-line inked inscription at the top of the half-title page. Now that fine copies of the first edition are priced from $40,000 to $50,000, many collectors instead seek attractive copies of these later editions. Gimbel A79 ("43rd copy"); Smith II No. 4, note 6.

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        Diable a Paris, Le

      1845. first edition. With 208 Wood-Engraved Plates After Gavarni[GAVARNI (pseudonym of Guillaume Sulpice Chevallier), and others, illustrators]. Le Diable a Paris. Paris et les Parisiens. Mœurs et coutumes, caractèes et portraits des habitants de Paris, tableau complet de leur vie privée, publique, politique, artistique, littéraire, industrielle, etc., etc. Texte par MM. George dDe Balzac, Taxile Delord, Alphonse Karr, Méry, A. Juncetis, Gérard de Nerval, Arsène Houssaye, Albert Aubert, Théophile Gautier, Octave Feuillet, Alfred de Musset, Frédéric Bérat, précédé d’une Histoire de Paris par Théophile Lavallée. Illustrations Les Gens de Paris, Séries de gravures avec légendes par Gavarni. Paris comique, vignettes par Bertall. Vues, monuments, édifices particuliers, lieux célèbres et principaux aspects de Paris par Champin, Bertrand, d’Aubigny, Français. Paris: Publié par J. Hetzel, 1845-1846.First edition. Two large octavo volumes (10 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches; 263 x 175 mm.). [4], xxxii, 380; [4], lxxx, 364 pp. Wood-engraved title vignette in each volume, 212 wood-engraved plates (208 after Gavarni and four after Bertall), with tissue guards, and numerous wood-engraved head- and tail-pieces, vignettes, and initials. This copy with a duplicate of the plate facing in Volume I. Music.Contemporary half black hard-grain morocco, ruled in gilt, over black morocco-grain paper over boards. Smooth spines decoratively tooled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt. Marbled edges and endpapers. Minor rubbing to extremities, head of spine of Volume II expertly and almost invisibly repaired, front hinge of Volume I cracked, but sound. Minimal foxing and soiling. Small area of surface abrasion to upper blank margin of plate “Artistes, —6” facing p. 160 in Volume II, where it was once adhered to the facing page. Bookplate (“Bibliothèque de A. Vautrain”) on front pastedown of each volume. Overall, an excellent copy.“Hetzel’s two volumes are something of a potpourri. There are texts by well-known writers including Balzac, Gautier, Musset, George Sand, and Hetzel himself. There is much detailed information about Paris of a historical, geographical, and statistical nature, but the bulk of the book is made up of essays, stories, and dialogues with Parisian subjects, sometimes documentary in the manner of Les français peints par eux-mêmes (227), sometimes facetious. The illustrations are also heterogeneous. The most impressive are the 208 wood-engraved plates after Gavarni. There are also wood engravings in the text, said by Hetzel to number 800, which are largely the work of Bertall, though Champin, Bertrand, and occasionally Daubigny provided architectural and topographical designs. "The book appeared in part-issues, at the rate of one or two a week, between April of 1843 and December of 1845. The major attraction of Le diable à Paris resides in Gavarni’s plates, which are of even greater interest than the 320 wood engravings of his Oeuvres choisies (207). The engraving is superior for the most part, and they are new conceptions, not versions of his lithographs. He limits himself almost entirely to single figures or pairs, evoked with his usual concentration and psychological subtlety. He had a free hand with his subjects, since his designs are quite unrelated to Hetzel’s text. As usual he arranged them is series, some of which (those devoted to writers and politicians, for example) are largely unprecedented in his previous repertory. He invaded Daumier’s world with success in the fifteen plates of ‘Bourgeois,’ exampled in the self-satisfied worthy reproduced (II, 328). "Other sequences, such as ‘Ceintures dorées’ (II, 104), anticipate the spirit and the subjects of Masques et visages (157). Hetzel’s way of imposing unity on these varied materials was to present them as documents bearing on the Devil’s visitation of Paris. Gavarni’s only contribution to this aspect of the book was a melodramatic frontispiece which depicts his satanic majesty with his foot on a map of the city. Bertall, on the other hand, outdid himself in the variety and wit with which he commented on instances of diabolical intervention, beginning with his opening conception of the Hellish boredom from which the Devil was escaping (I, 1). His designs make Le diable à Paris the culmination of the Romantic tradition of diablerie, which began with the lithographic albums of the 1820s. It is also the last of the big books of collaborative illustration” (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book).Hiler, p. 237 (“Volume 2 has been published separately under title: Le tiroir du diable”). Lipperheide 1170e. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 236. Vicaire I, cols. 241-243.

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        The United Order Of Free Gardeners' Magazine. Volume I

      Macclesfield: Printed & Published by Br. T. Stubbs. Good+; Extremeties worn, crown of spine incomplete.. 1845 & 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Contemporary cloth, iv, 384, 8p. **Final pagination is "A sermon preached at the Old Church, Leek, before the members of the Moss Rose Lodge of Ancient Free Gardeners, of the Macclesfield District, on Friday, the 29th of August, 1845." **This periodical is not listed in the Union List of Serials. **Robert Cooper, in his "A History of the Ancient Order of Free Gardeners," wrote that this fraternal order is "the only one which seems to pre-date Freemasonry, and one of the most difficult to gain information about." WorldCat does not list this organization or title. The earliest publication of this organization listed by COPAC is an 1861 edition of "Rules." .

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        Colombia Prima or South America drawn from the Large Map in Eight Sheets

      London: James Wyld, 1845. unbound. very good. Map in 2 sheets. Engraving with original hand coloring. Each image measures 21.25" x 30.25, each page measures 23.5" x 32.25". Compiled from Delarochette's manuscript map of South America. Exquisitely detailed, with topograhical profiles of the Andes. Some minor offsetting and minor stains.

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        The Russian Dominions in Europe, drawn from the latest Maps, printed by the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg; revised and corrected, with the Post Roads & New Governments, from the Russian Atlas of 1806

      London: James Wyld, 1845. unbound. very good. Map in two sheets. Engraving with original hand outline. Top sheet measures 23" x 38.25", bottom sheet measures 23.25" x 38.5". Each image measures 21.25" x 36.5". Beautifully detailed map of the western portion of Russia. First edition published in 1808 by Wyld's master, William Faden. Minor wear to top sheet; tears to edges of bottom sheet.

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        Tales; [and] The Raven and Other Poems

      New York: Wiley and Putnam,, 1845. 2 works issued together in one vol., crown octavo. Original brown cloth, sides blocked in blind, spine lettered gilt "Library of American Books" etc, endpapers printed in brown with an all-over design of stars and dots. Tales with half-title, copyright statement in 4 lines, and publisher's adverts at the end beginning "German Romance". Early pencilled ownership inscription on front free endpaper; bookseller's inkstamp to initial blank. Spine rather worn at ends, corners rubbed, small inkstain to rear cover, small marginal stain towards end of text and occasionally at head, still a good copy. First edition thus, this the first combined issue, with first edition, second printing sheets of Tales bound with first printing sheets of The Raven (later copies have third printing sheets of Tales). Poe's Tales is "The first important book of detective fiction, the cornerstone of cornerstones in any readers' or collectors' guide, the highest of all highspots: The 1845 edition includes for the first time in book form all three Dupin stories - 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Mystery of Marie Roget', and 'The Purloined Letter'. 'The Gold Bug' is also included" (Queen's Quorum).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE RAVEN AND OTHER POEMS

      New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845.. [8],91,[1]pp. Small octavo. Bound in handsome modern full red morocco, raised bands, gilt label, t.e.g., half-title bound in, but bound without terminal adverts. Occasional isolated foxmarks, upper blank margin of leaf 29/30 shows early professional restoration, otherwise a vey good or better copy. Enclosed in a cloth folding case with gilt spine label with matching morocco facing along fore-edge of upper panel. First edition, published as Volume VIII in Wiley and Putnam's Library of American Books. Published originally in wrappers (and very scarce thus), cloth, or in publisher's cloth conjoined with sheets from the 2nd or 3rd printings of TALES. Sets of sheets were also exported for the London issue, with a cancel title- leaf. In additional to the title poem, among the works here collected are "The Haunted Palace," "The Conqueror Worm," "Israfel," "The City in the Sea," and the section of "Poems Written in Youth." "The most important volume of poetry that had been issued up to that time in America ... In this little volume the weary, wayworn wanderer had successfully reached his own native shore in the realm of the imagination" - H. Allen. BAL 16147. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 56. HEARTMAN & CANNY, p.97ff. ROBERTSON, p.53.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The American Review- A Whig Journal Vol 1, 1st printing of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

      New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1845. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Green 3/4 morocco leather binding. Some light foxing but much less than you normally see in this edition. Some rubbing to boards, minor wear to spine. Edgar Allan Poe's "the Raven" starts on page 143. The accepted first printing of Poe's masterpiece and written under the pseudonym Quarles. This magazine also contains important stories from authors like Walt Whitman. Complete, NOT missing any pieces of this important publication.

      [Bookseller: Princeton rare books and manuscripts]
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