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        Domgasse ('Würtzburg Von der Domgasse aus gesehen').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Pierre Alphonse Bichebois & Bayot n. Chapuy, 1845, 42 x 25,5 Brod-Mälzer; Würzburg, Bilder einer alten Stadt, Abb. 94, K 123. - Blick von der Brückenauffahrt in die Domstraße und auf den Dom. - Links Grafeneckart mit Treppengiebel des ehemaligen Kanzleigebäudes, rechts Häuser der Brückenauffahrt und der Vierröhrenbrunnen.

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        Lorenzkirche von der Seite gesehen ('Seitenansicht der Laurentius-Kirche in Nürnberg').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Bachelier & Bayot n. Chapuy, 1845, 41 x 27,5

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        KAUB., Gesamtansicht mit der Pfalz.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von L. Sabatier nach Chapuy, um 1845, 27 x 40 cm. Engelmann II,822. - Breitrandig Abzug vor der Schrift mit dem Original - Textblatt. Breiter Rand minimal fleckig. Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland

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        NÜRNBERG., "Plan der koenigl. bayer. Stadt Nuernberg". Grosser Stadtplan mit der näheren Umgebung, rechts oben kleine Nebenkarte des Großraums.

      Altkol. Lithographie von Gustav Wenng bei S. Minsinger, München, um 1845, 54 x 62,5 cm. Im unteren Rand mit Wappen und Widmung an den Magistrat der Stadt. - Dabei: Erklärungsblatt mit Strassenverzeichnis, Angabe der Stadttore, Brücken, Kirchen und Klöster, königliche und öffentliche Gebäude, Brunnen, Denkmäler, Behörden, Schulen, Museen, Anstalten und Vereine sowie Gasthöfe. - Im breiten Rand hinterlegte Einrisse und Läsuren, gering fleckig und angestaubt. - Selten. BAYERN, Franken, Stadtpläne

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        ANDAMENTO DELLA ROGGIA LISONE INCOMINCIANDO DAL CONFINE DI BENI DI QUINTO POSCIA NELLA POSSESSIONE DI MIRASOLE E TERRITORIO D'OPERA, INDI SUL TERRITORIO DI LOCATE INSINO A CARPIANO?

      1845 - mm 900x550

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        ANDAMENTO DELLE ROGGIE CHE SERVONO ALL'IRRIGAZIONE DE BENI DI QUINTO SOLE DI PROPRIETA' DELL'ILLUSTRE SIG.R MARCHESE FILIPPO ALA E LORO DERIVAZIONI?

      Locate Insino - Carpiano 1845 - Coppia di cabrei dal titolo ANDAMENTO DELLE ROGGIE CHE SERVONO ALL'IRRIGAZIONE DE BENI DI QUINTO SOLE DI PROPRIETA' DELL'ILLUSTRE SIG.R MARCHESE FILIPPO ALA E LORO DERIVAZIONI e ANDAMENTO DELLA ROGGIA LISONE INCOMINCIANDO DAL CONFINE DI BENI DI QUINTO POSCIA NELLA POSSESSIONE DI MIRASOLE E TERRITORIO D'OPERA, INDI SUL TERRITORIO DI LOCATE INSINO A CARPIANO mm 910x550 - 900x550

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        Some important items from the family archive of Van Zuylen van Nijevelt/Van Zuylen van Nievelt, amongst which a richly decorated manuscript calligraphy genealogy, the Pacte of the family from 1846, a patent of nobility from 1827 and a collection of letters.

      19th century. The collection contains: A. Genealogie de tous les descendans de la branche Van Zuylen van Nievelt ou Nijevelt ca. 1300 - ca. 1845. D.d. 1846. Full red velvet, embossed with gold, family crest in the center. (56) vellum sheets heigtened with gold. Manuscript, calligraphy. B. Bound together with A.: Pacte de famille, signed by ca. 35 family members, d.d. 1-6-1846. This pact between the Belgian, German and Dutch barons Van Zuylen van Nijevelt or Nievelt, protestant and catholic, was produced in fourfold. They declare to descent from Steven van Zuylen (1323), to share one coat-of-arms (hand painted in colour) and that the name should be written in one way, indifferent en facultatief. They vow to raise their children als noblemen and -women and to share family mutations annually. C. Family mutations of 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851 en 1852; 7 sections, manuscript. Ink on paper, unbound. D. Genealogie de la tres noble, tres ancienne maison de Van Zuylen van Nijevelt, originaire de la province d'Utrecht. Manuscript on 10 very large sheets, with the coats-of-arms in colour of the related families. Unbound, frayed. E. Patent of Nobility, d.d. Brussels 3-9-1827. Large vellum sheet, folded, with a red wax seal of King Willem I, in excellent condition stored in a made to measure tin case. The patent awards Jonkheer Maria Dominicus Franciscus van Zuylen van Nijevelt the title of Baron for all descendants. With signatures of King Willem I, De Mey van Streefkerk, Van Westreenen van Tiellandt, Van Lynden van Hemmen, C. Chais and J.J. van Zuylen van Nijevelt. F. Receuil. d.d. 1731, 1789, 1812, etc. Several notable documents concerning the nobility of a number of family members, predecessing the Pacte de famille d.d. 1839. Manuscript, folio, 6 p. H82

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        He Hoikehonua, He Mea Ia E Hoakaka'II Ke Ano O Ka Honua Nei, A Me Na Mea Maluna Iho

      Oahu, Hawaii: Mea pai palapa'la a na misionari, 1845. 8vo. vii,[5],[7]-197pp. including numerous woodcut illustrations. Minor foxing. Early paper boards, cloth spine, front hinge repaired.The heavily illustrated third edition of a Hawaiian-language world geography, after the first two editions of 1832 and 1836."Although based largely on Woodbridge's geography, this unusually lavishly illustrated work has a section not found in that work. Following preliminary matters, there appears (on pp.43-52) a general geographic description of each of the main Hawaiian islands, ending with comments on 'Na moku kanaka ole' (the islands with people), or Molokini, Kaula, Lehua, and Nihoa" (Forbes). With numerous woodcuts depicting both Hawaiian and foreign scenes.Forbes 1552; Judd 278; Sabin 105096.

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        Autograph musical manuscript.

      [Paris?, c. 1845]. - Oblong 4to. 2 pp. Probably the notation of two own compositions for piano, recto with underlined text "tout à coup resonne parmi les français" (39 bars), verso without (33 bars). - Upper margin somewhat spotty.

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        Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches with Elucidations.

      

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        Die plastischen Operationen, in ihren weitesten Umfange dargestellt und durch Abbildungen erläutert.

      Berlin, A. Hirschwald, 1845, Gr.4, 48 grösstenteils beikolorierten, blattgroßen Kupfertafeln, (1 Bl.), VIII, 179, (1) pp., reich vergoldeter, grüner Maroquineinband in Schuber wie immer etwas fleckig. NIL NISI OPTIMORUM Dieffenbachs unbekannter Operationsatlas!Vorzugsexemplar auf starkem PapierErste und einzige Ausgabe, die Tafeln in exzellenten Original-Kolorit. - Beigelegt eine Kopie des unveröffentlichten dreiseitigen Dankschreibens für die Widmung obigen Werkes an die Autoren von Dieffenbach. Ein rares Text- und Tafelwerk, das in engstem Zusammenhang mit der operativen Tätigkeit Dieffenbachs steht. Schon im Vorwort betonen die Autoren, "täglicher Zeuge von Dieffenbach's genialem Schaffen und Wirken" gewesen zu sein und "gemeinsam die Wunder der plastischen Chirurgie in der Nähe Dieffenbach's beobachtet" zu haben. Wie Lampe in seiner schönen Dieffenbach-Biographie ausführlich darstellt, wäre das Werk des Vaters der plastischen Chirurgie leichter verständlich, "wenn er seine Schilderungen durch Abbildungen, und seien sie auch nur schematischer Art, unterstützt hätte. Dem hat aber wohl der Umstand im Wege gestanden, daß dieser große, phantasiebegabte Künstler .. nur wenig zu zeichnen verstand.... Erst die umfassende Monographie von Fritze und Reich, die unter den Augen des Meisters entstanden ist, hat die oben beklagte Lücke durch Beigabe zahlreicher ... Zeichnungen sowie wertvoller, von H.E.Fritze nach dem Leben gezeichneter Porträts ausgefüllt." Lampe. Dieffenbach hat also bewußt und gezielt zwei seiner hierfür begabtesten Mitarbeiter in Bild und Text publizieren lassen und durch reichliche und frühzeitige Überlassung von Material dafür gesorgt, daß der so inhaltsreiche erste Band seines Lebenswerks mit dem zugehörigen Atlas- und Textband seiner Schüler erscheinen konnte. Dieffenbach schreibt denn auch in dem hier in Kopie beiliegenden Dankschreiben an die Autoren: "Sie haben etwas Ausgezeichnetes geliefert ... Die Gegenstände sind mit wunderbarer Klarheit behandelt, mit den feinsten Fühlfäden haben Sie bei den minutiösesten Operationen immer das herauserkannt worauf es besonders ankommt.. Die Tafeln sind wahre Meisterstücke." Die prächtige Ikonographie von Fritze und Reich ist eines der schönsten, seltensten und wertvollsten Werke, die ein historisch interessierter Plastiker für seine Bibliothek erwerben kann... Wirklich rare, alte wissenschaftliche Bücher steigen schneller, stärker und dauerhafter im Wert als Erzeugnisse der Industriegesellschaft, weil sie unwiederholbar sind! Und "A thing of beauty is a joy forever!" (Keats) Für die Augenheilkunde sind die folgenden Kapitel von besonderem Interesse: Von der Blepharoplastik (Blepharoplastice) (S.43-61). Von der Keratoplastik. Transplantatio corneae (S.62-71). Auf den Tafeln 17 bis 26 werden die Instrumente und augenärztlichen Operationen in 98 Abbildungen nach Amonn, Beer, Bell, Berlinghieri, Blasius, Brach, Celsus, Dieffenbach, Dionis, Fricke, Gräfe, Helling, Himly, Jäger, Jüngken, Marcus, Munck, Quadri, Steinberg, Strauch, Thome und Walther gezeigt. Hermann Eduard Fritze (1811-1866) promovierte 1835 in Berlin. Er praktizierte zuerst in Berlin, und infolge seiner freundschaftlichen Verbindungen mit dortigen Chirurgischen Zelebritäten wie Dieffenbach und Kluge und mit Unterstützung durch dieselben erschien von ihm obenstehendes Abbildungswerk. Er siedelte später nach Neustadt-Eberswalde über. -cf.Pagel Georg Friedrich Otto Reich, zu ... Med. et Chir. Dr.Berol. 1833 geb. zu Berlin d.24.Dec.1807. Er besuchte daselbst das franz. Gymnasium und studierte seit April 1828 zu Berlin. cf.-Callisen XXXI, p.391 *First and only edition. The 48 plates, mostly hand colored, engraved by Steglich, containing hundreds of separate illustrations. "This work is not only important from a didactic and artistic point of view, it became something like a textbook for future generations of plastic surgeons" Gabka & Vaubel 1421 also 24-26, 31-32, 36-37, 59-60 reproducing exemplarily from the 48 mostly hand colored plates). Since Dieffenbach never published an atlas specifically on plastic surgery. Fritze & Reich's book fills this all-important gap in recording the achievement of Dieffenbach and his students. Fritze and Reich studied under Dieffenbach. This is the first extensively illustrated general treatise on plastic surgery published in Europe. A legendary Classic of Plastic surgery, not often seen on the market. Garrison & Morton, No. 5746.4 Waller 3275 Zeis 524 Patterson I, 544 N.U.C. cites only three copies.

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        Dionysius- und Frauenkirche; im Vordergrund Neckarbrücke mit Wäscherinnn ('Esselingen').

      - kolorierte Lithographie v. Mathieu & Bayot b. Lemercier in Paris, 1845, 42,5 x 30,5 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Württemberg, Nr. 1606.

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        Gesamtansicht über den Rhein mit Blick auf Jesuitenkirche und Schloß; rechts Schiffsbrücke; im Vordergund Hafenarbeiter ('Ansicht von Mannheim').

      - kolorierte Lithographie v. Deroy & Bayot gedr. b. Lemercier in Paris n. Chapuy b. L. Meder in Heidelberg, dat. 1845, 30,5 x 41,5 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Baden, Nr. 30179.

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        ALBUM 16 GRAVURES 1845 BADEN BADEN RARE

      - ALBUM 16 GRAVURES 1845 BADEN BADEN RARE

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        Schloß Ortenberg in der Ortenau ('Château 'Ortenberg. - Schloss Ortenberg.').

      - kolorierte Lithographie v. Bichebois & Adam gedr. b. Lemercier in Paris n. Chapuy b. Gambart, Junin & Co. in London, L. Sachse in Berlin u. Goupil in Paris, 1845, 31 x 40,5 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Baden, Nr. 31729.

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        Lecons sur les maladies de la peau professées à l' école de médecine de Paris..

      Paris, Labé, (1845)-1856, Groß-Folio (54 x 36 cm), I Bl., 233, 1 Bl., mit 60 feinen handcol. Punktiermanier-Farbkupferstiche, in frischen Bögen wie ausgeliefert, erster Lieferungsumschlag vorhanden. Der grosse Cazenave - ein Meisterwerk, das schönste Bilderwerk der Dermatologie! Erste Ausgabe dieser ungewöhlichen schönen und wohl seltensten der großen französischen Ikonografien der Hautkrankheiten. Während der berühmte Atlas von Alibert öfter angeboten wird, ist das vorliegende Werk ein rares Cimelium. In Lieferungen über 12 Jahre erschienen, sind vollständige Exemplare sehr selten Cazenave bringt nach der Systematik von Alibert, Plenck, Willan, Biett und Cazenave 60 (!) Bilder von Hautkrankheiten und Syphilis, darunter auch ein schönes Bild eines 'Lupus érythémateux'. Diese Krankheit z.B. beschrieb Cazenave erstmals in seinem 'Abrégé' von 1838 und benannte ihn 1851 in seinen 'Annales'. Nach Richter ist das Werk erst 1856 vollständig erschienen. Die Bilder sind von Bocourt (43) und Jadin (2) gezeichnet und in Punktiermanier in Kupfer gestochen, in bräunlicher Farbe gedruckt und nachkoloriert. Goldschmid erwähnt einen Gerard als Coloristen. Die Bilder sind in Zeichnung und Farbe durchweg naturwahr und von großer künstlerischer Wirkung! Goldschmid hält 'den großen Cazenave' für 'eines der besten und schönsten der uns bekannten' Werke. "In Frankreich am Hospital Saint Louis folgt Willans Lehren der Nachfolger Jean Aliberts (1766-1837), der Schweizer Laurent Théodore Biett (1781-1840), der nordische, sachliche Schüler und Gegenpol des lebhaften, geistvollen Südfranzosen. - Biett hatte bei seinem Besuche in England Willans Lehren kennengelernt. Bietts Vorlesungen wurden von seinem Schüler und späteren Nachfolger P.L.A. Cazenave (1795-1877) zusammen mit H.E. Schedel in dem "Abrégé pratique des maladies de la peau" (1828) in einem Buche niedergelegt. Wie Willan unterscheidet Biett 8 Ordnungen, denen er aber noch weitere 7 von Krankheiten zufügt, die ihr Wesen in keine der oben genannten Ordnungen bringen läßt, nämlich: Lupus, Pellagra, Bouton d' Aleppo, Syphilides, Purpura, Elephantiasis des Arabes, Kéloide. Goldschmid (176) considered Cazenave's atlas of 60 handcoloured plates one of the best and most beautiful he knew, comparing it with Cruveilhier's masterpiece of pathological anatomy of the same period. The skilfully rendered plates, very naturalistic in their drawing and colouring, are really all equally worth of note, but Goldschmid singles out plates showing erythema, chronic eczema, pemphigus chronicus, impetigo, psoriasis, rupia syph, acne, favus, elephantiasis and lupus. Cazenave was among the first to classify skin diseases on an anatomical basis. He gave classic descriptions of pemphigus foliaceus, known as "Cazenave's disease", and of lupus erythematosus or "Cazenave's lupus", and founded the first journal devoted entirely to dermatology. Ehring, p.154 Schönfeld, p.44 Rare. Not in Waller, Osler or Reynolds.

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        Cours de microscopie. Text and atlas

      Paris: Bailliere, 1845. Donné, Alfred François (1801-78). Cours de microscopie complémentaire des études médicales . . . Text and atlas. [4], ii, [2, incl. errata], 550, pp. (text); 30pp. plus 20 plates engraved by Ouvret after micro-daguerreotypes taken by Léon Foucault (1819-68), original tissue guards present. Paris: J.-B. Bailličre [etc.], 1844-45. 214 x 130 mm. (text); 436 x 300 mm. (atlas). Text in 19th century quarter morocco, mottled boards, light edgewear; atlas in original printed boards, new morocco spine, light rubbing and edgewear, a few minor stains; the two preserved in a cloth folding box. Minor foxing, text with library stamp on title and 3 or 4 other leaves, atlas with small library stamp on title and verso of each plate but very good overall. First Edition of a major landmark in the fields of hematology, oncology, bacteriology, medical microscopy and photomicrography. Donné, a French public health physician, began teaching his pioneering course on medical microscopy in 1837, a time when the medical establishment remained largely unconvinced of the microscope's usefulness as a diagnostic and investigative tool. In July 1839 Louis Daguerre, one of the inventors of photography, announced to the Académie des Sciences his "daguerreotype" process for creating finely detailed photographic images on specially prepared glass plates. Donné immediately embraced this new art and within a few months had created not only the first documented photographic portrait in Europe, but also the earliest method of preparing etched plates from daguerreotypes. Donné resolved to incorporate photography into his microscopy course, and in February 1840 he presented to the Académie his first photographic pictures of natural objects as seen through the microscope. "It was Alfred Donné who foresaw the helpful role that projections of microscopic pictures could play during lectures on micrography" (Dreyfus, p. 38). Over the next few years Donné continued to refine his photomicrography methods with the help of his assistant, Léon Foucault (who would go on to have a distinguished career as a physicist). In 1844 Donné published his Cours de microscopie complémentaire des études médicales (Course of microscopy complementary to medical studies), following it a year later with an atlas illustrated with 86 engravings copied from micro-daguerreotypes taken by Foucault. This extraordinary work was the first biomedical textbook to be illustrated with images made from photomicrographs. Among its noteworthy images are the first microphotographs of human blood cells and platelets, and the first photographic illustration of Trichomonas vaginalis, the protozoon responsible for vaginal infections, which Donné had discovered in 1836. The text volume of the Cours contains the first description of the microscopic appearance of leukemia, which Donné had observed in blood taken from both an autopsy and a living patient. His observations mark the first time that leukemia was linked with abnormal blood pathology: "There are conditions in which white cells seem to be in excess in the blood. I found this fact so many times, it is so evident in certain patients, that I cannot conceive the slightest doubt in this regard. One can find in some patients such a great number of these cells that even the least experienced observer is greatly impressed. I had an opportunity of seeing these in a patient under Dr. Rayer at the Hôpital de la Charité. . . . The blood of this patient showed such a number of white cells that I thought his blood was mixed with pus, but in the end, I was able to observe a clear-cut difference between these cells, and the white cells . . . " (p. 135; translation from Thorburn, pp. 379-80). The following year this abnormal blood condition was recognized as a new disease by both John Hughes Bennett (a former student of Donné's) and Rudolph Virchow. Garrison-Morton.com 267.1, 3060.1. Dreyfus, Some Milestones in the History of Hematology, pp. 38-40, 54-56, 76-78. Frizot, A New History of Photography, p. 275. Gernsheim & Gernsheim, The History of Photography 1685-1914, pp. 116, 539. Hannavy, Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, Vol. 1, p. 1120. Wintrobe, Hematology: The Blossoming of a Science, p. 12. Bernard, Histoire illustrée de l'hématologie, passim. Thorburn, "Alfred François Donné, 1801-1878, discoverer of Trichomonas vaginalis and of leukaemia," British Journal of Venereal Disease 50 (1974): 377-380.

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        De libris historicis antiqui foederis

      Augustae Taurinorum 1845 -

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        [Partially Printed Document, Caption Title]: To [blank] On the fourteenth day of May last, an amendment was passed, to the charter of the New York and Harlem Rail Road Company by which legislative permission was given to that company to extend their road from the north line of Westchester County to Albany, ..

      [New York, 1845. Near Fine/Near Fine. Printed circular. Bifolium. Measuring 12.5" x 8". [2]pp. Two lines of contemporary holograph annotations at end, old folds, very good. The New York and Harlem Rail Road Company present in this hastily composed circular means and proposals for expansions and connections for Westchester and Putnam counties, and, specifically, to building a rail road to Albany. The circular also lays out earnings and expenses over the course of 1843 to 1845, and begs the reader to consider the importance of legislative support, asking: "If this effort fail [sic], this City will be without a Rail Road to the Erie Canal for years to come, while the pro- [sic] products of the vast west, are diverted from their natural destination at Albany, and pour themselves daily and hourly into the city of Boston. The very products too, let it be remembered, which were the chief element in the present greatness of New-York." OCLC locates one copy.

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        MY ADVENTURES

      Henry Colburn, London 1845 - 200 x 114 mm. (7 7/8 x 4 1/2"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. IN A SPECIAL VERY ATTRACTIVE PRESENTATION BINDING OF CONTEMPORARY OXBLOOD PEBBLE-GRAIN MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, covers with blind-ruled borders and complex gilt frame featuring shell head- and tailpieces, scrolling corners and sides, and many floral tools, raised bands, spine compartments gilt with flower basket centerpiece and leaf frond corners, blind-tooled turn-ins, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece portraits of Colonel Maxwell and Major General Sir Neil Douglas. Front free endpaper of volume I with ink presentation inscription; "Reginald Porter / from his sincere friend / James Nelson Palmer / On his leaving Eton / Xmas 3rd 1846." Spines slightly and uniformly sunned (but gilt with no loss of brightness), one board with a little dulling because of leather preservative, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, clean, fresh, and smooth internally, in a handsome binding with virtually no wear. These volumes are significant both for their contents and their coverings. Colonel Archibald Montgomery Maxwell (d. 1845) received his commission in 1801 and saw active duty in the Calabria campaign (1806) and the Italian Campaign (1816). He must have performed well in battle, for he was promoted to colonel and made a knight of the Royal Guelphic Order. However, he is not the sort to bore us with laboriously detailed accounts of these activities. Instead, he shares his observations on Italian life and customs, his adventures with various opera dancers, and, in a more serious vein, his interviews with Napoleon on Elba and with King Charles V of Spain. Sadly, Maxwell did not long survive the publication of his memoir: the "Armagh Guardian" reported his death at Newcastle on 21 May 1845, "after a few days' illness, deeply regretted by his brother officers, and all who knew him." The ornate binding would have been specially commissioned by someone intending to give the set as a gift, and the fact that the volumes have come down to us in such fine condition testifies to how welcome their presentation must have been. James Nelson Palmer, who may well have paid for the binding, was probably the clergyman with that name of Breamore Rectory in Hampshire, who owned Church House in Headington, Oxford, beginning in 1849. In any case, such presentation bindings from this period are uncommonly seen. These volumes are significant both for their contents and their coverings. Colonel Archibald Montgomery Maxwell (d. 1845) received his commission in 1801 and saw active duty in the Calabria campaign (1806) and the Italian Campaign (1816). He must have performed well in battle, for he was promoted to colonel and made a knight of the Royal Guelphic Order. However, he is not the sort to bore us with laboriously detailed accounts of these activities. Instead, he shares his observations on Italian life and customs, his adventures with various opera dancers, and, in a more serious vein, his interviews with Napoleon on Elba and with King Charles V of Spain. Sadly, Maxwell did not long survive the publication of his memoir: the "Armagh Guardian" reported his death at Newcastle on 21 May 1845, "after a few days' illness, deeply regretted by his brother officers, and all who knew him." The ornate binding would have been specially commissioned by someone intending to give the set as a gift, and the fact that the volumes have come down to us in such fine condition testifies to how welcome their presentation must have been. James Nelson Palmer, who may well have paid for the binding, was probably the clergyman with that name of Breamore Rectory in Hampshire, who owned Church House in Headington, Oxford, beginning in 1849. In any case, such presentation bindings from this period are uncommonly seen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        St. Sebaldus-Kirche.

      - getönte Lithographie v. Philippe Benoist n. Chapuy, 1845, 40 x 27

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        The beauties of the Bosporus.

      London, Virtue, ca. 1845. 28 x 21,5 cm. Gestoch. Frontispiz, gestoch Titel mit Vignette, 2 Bl., XII, 172 S. Mit 83 (von 86) Stahlstichtafeln nach W.H. Bartlett. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Mit schönen Ansichten von Konstantinopel und seiner Umgebung. Diese Ausgabe mit einem Appendix mit Ansichten von Gallipoli, Varna, Odessa, Sebastopol. Das Frontispiz zeigt ein Porträt der Verfasserin, unter den Tafeln auch eine Karte. - Einband leicht bestoßen. Der Innendeckel mit Kleberesten, teils leicht gebräunt und stockfleckig. Es fehlen die Tafeln \"A Scene in the Tchartchi\", \"Cemetery of Scutari\" und \"The Dardanelles\". - Umfangreichste Ausgabe des Werkes! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Geographie, Türkei, Vorderasien-Türkei

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        A Complete Series of Twenty Etchings on India Paper, designed to illustrate the serial publication of Douglas Jerrold's novel The History of St. Giles and St. James, as published in Jerrold's Shilling Magazine.

      1845-47 20 India proofs, 12.5 x 18 cm, each mounted in thick grey board, 20.5 x 25 cm, loosely housed in scarlet cloth folder & matching morocco slip-case, titled on spine 'Etchings to "Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine". 1845-47'. Armorial bookplate of Herman Le Roy Edgar.These high-quality etchings represent all 20 illustrations printed in the first four volumes of Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, 1845-1847. Subsequent volumes were for some reason unillustrated. With a 41-line ALS from Leech to 'My Dear Leigh', very probably Leech's great friend the comic writer Percival Leigh. Dated Aug. 27, 1861, and addressed from Lowestoft, Suffolk, Leech begs his friend 'give [him]self a day or two's holiday and us great pleasure by running down here'. He tells Leigh 'it is a place you would like immensely - everything that you could desire in the way of sailing, bathing and walking about, to say nothing about a very good tap of ale ...'. He goes on to tempt Leigh with the prospect of a swim, informing him 'it is not necessary (except for the ladies) to go through the ceremony of engaging a bathing machine - you just [deleted] of your things and walk into the sea as you feel inclined'. A nice warm letter between two lifelong friends who studied together and collaborated on several works.

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        Walks about the City and Environs of Jerusalem.

      London: Hall, Virtue & Co. c.1845 - Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A superb binding with raised bands, finely gilt tooled panels and most attractive gilt tooling to the boards. All edges gilt. With maps and splendid engraved plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ZUID-AFRIKA 1874-1901, LOUIS -- Collectie brieven en andere manuscripten betreffende de onderwijsman W. Louis in Zuid-Afrika, in de jaren 1874-1901. Twee kopieboeken met afdrukken van uitgaande brieven 1894-1917 en een map losse stukken, waarin o.a. twee aanzetten voor een autobiografie.

      Wessel Louis, geboren ca. 1845, trok in 1874 naar Zuid-Afrika. Van 1874 tot 1882 was hij hoofd van de Districtschool in Potchefstroom (Transvaal) met doel deze school op te werken tot een gymnasium. Van 1882 tot 1892 was hij hoofd van het gymnasium te Pretoria, een school met 140 leerlingen die opleidde voor ambtenaren en hoger onderwijs (vnl. in Holland). In 1887 kon hij het Oude Presidentshuis met 4 erven kopen en vestigde de school aldaar. In 1892 werd hij gepasseerd als schoolhoofd en werd leraar wiskunde aan zijn school. In de zomer van 1901 trok hij naar Nederland (eerst Utrecht, later Nijmegen).$Louis zette zich sterk in voor de Boeren en voor contacten met Nederland, geholpen in Nederland door prof. Harting te Utrecht, jhr. Beelaerts van Blokland (de latere voorz. Tweede Kamer) en de professoren Spruyt en Pont. Hij was bevriend met Paul Kruger, Cronje, Kok, Wolmerans etc. Hij werd tegengewerkt door advocaat Buskes, Joubert, Bosma e.a. Door bemiddeling van prof. Harting kon hij de Ned. Zuid-Afrika Vereniging stichten, een spoorwegconcessie regelen (spoordoctor was J.L. Cluysenaar) en studiefondsen regelen waardoor jongelui in Europa konden studeren. Door de oorlog van 1899-1901 ging echter alles verloren.$W. Louis (ook ergens G.L. Louis genoemd) was gehuwd en had 7 kinderen. M9018.M9018

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        Some important items from the family archive of Van Zuylen van Nijevelt/Van Zuylen van Nievelt, amongst which a richly decorated manuscript calligraphy genealogy, the Pacte of the family from 1846, a patent of nobility from 1827 and a collection of letters.

      - 19th century. The collection contains: A. Genealogie de tous les descendans de la branche Van Zuylen van Nievelt ou Nijevelt ca. 1300 - ca. 1845. D.d. 1846. Full red velvet, embossed with gold, family crest in the center. (56) vellum sheets heigtened with gold. Manuscript, calligraphy. B. Bound together with A.: Pacte de famille, signed by ca. 35 family members, d.d. 1-6-1846. This pact between the Belgian, German and Dutch barons Van Zuylen van Nijevelt or Nievelt, protestant and catholic, was produced in fourfold. They declare to descent from Steven van Zuylen (1323), to share one coat-of-arms (hand painted in colour) and that the name should be written in one way, indifferent en facultatief. They vow to raise their children als noblemen and -women and to share family mutations annually. C. Family mutations of 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851 en 1852; 7 sections, manuscript. Ink on paper, unbound. D. Genealogie de la tres noble, tres ancienne maison de Van Zuylen van Nijevelt, originaire de la province d'Utrecht. Manuscript on 10 very large sheets, with the coats-of-arms in colour of the related families. Unbound, frayed. E. Patent of Nobility, d.d. Brussels 3-9-1827. Large vellum sheet, folded, with a red wax seal of King Willem I, in excellent condition stored in a made to measure tin case. The patent awards Jonkheer Maria Dominicus Franciscus van Zuylen van Nijevelt the title of Baron for all descendants. With signatures of King Willem I, De Mey van Streefkerk, Van Westreenen van Tiellandt, Van Lynden van Hemmen, C. Chais and J.J. van Zuylen van Nijevelt. F. Receuil. d.d. 1731, 1789, 1812, etc. Several notable documents concerning the nobility of a number of family members, predecessing the Pacte de famille d.d. 1839. Manuscript, folio, 6 p. H82

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        The Life and Travels of Thomas Simpson, The Arctic Discoverer.

      1845 - First edition. Folding map, engraved frontispiece portrait. 8vo. Original brown blindstamped cloth with gilt titles to spine, scuffed, with small repair to spine. Hinges starting. viii,424pp. London, Richard Bentley, A rare biography of Thomas Simpson's early life and his service with the Hudson's Bay Company, including his joint expedition in 1837-39 with Peter Dease to explore the northern coast from Point Barrow to the Back River, previously unexplored by Franklin. The expedition completed the exploration, generally on foot, of the north coast of America between Point Barrow and the Boothia Peninsula. There is a discussion of the mysterious circumstances of Simpson's death and comments on the geography and Indians of the North West. Also includes excerpts of Thomas's letters to the author, his brother Alexander. Arctic Bibliography, 16116; Peel, 113; Sabin, 81338; Smith, 9457. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historical Sketch of the Second War between the United States of America, and Great Britain,

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard,, 1845-52. declared by Act of Congress, the 18th of June, 1812, and concluded by peace, the 15th of February, 1815. [Together with the Second Series:] History of the Second War. 4 volumes, octavo (224 x 140 mm). Late 19th-century red half morocco by Zaehnsdorf for the Chicago bookseller-publisher A. C. McClurg & Co., spines gilt-ruled on the raised bands, top edges gilt, marbled sides and endpapers. Volume II printed in double-columns. One or two gatherings lightly toned. An excellent set. First edition, "complete sets are scarce" (Sabin). An important history of the War of 1812 by Charles Jared Ingersoll (1782-1862), "the bright and knowledgeable Republican who sat in the Thirteenth Congress, [and who] wrote two valuable treatises that further illuminate the domestic history of the war [referring to both series, as presented here]" (Donald R. Hickey, The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, 1995, p. 321). A very attractive set.

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Hrsg. von J.H. Fichte

      Berlin, 1845., 1. Auflage 8 Bände. 8°, Grünes Originalleinen mit goldenem Rückentitel. Ohne Schutzumschläge. Es handelt sich um die gebundene Ausgabe als Reprint im Verlag de Gruyter, wohl 1965. Erste Abteilung (in 2 Bänden) zur theoretischen Philosophie. Zweite Abteilung (in 3 Bänden) A zur Rechts-und Sittenlehre, B. zur Religionsphilosophie. Dritte Abteilung (in 3 Bänden) populärphilosophische Schriften. Alle Bände befinden sich in neuwertigem Zustand. Keinerlei Anstreichungen oder Markierungen. Auch äußerlich neuwertig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        \"Die neue Börse in Hamburg, eingeweiht am 2ten und 4ten December 1841\". Blick von schräg vorne auf das Börsengebäude, auf dem Platz zahlreiche Spaziergänger und Kutschen.

       Kol. Lithographie \"Nach der Natur gez. gedr. und verlegt\" von P. Suhr, Hamburg, um 1845, 24 x 38 cm. Die hübsche Figurenstaffage mit Börsianern, Handwerkern, Bürgern und Mädchen in Vierländer Tracht. - Im Passepartoutausschnitt gering gebräunt. Dekorativ gerahmt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Hamburg, Börsen

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        Burg Schwaneck im Isartal.

      Aquarell über Bleistift auf Velin, rechts unten signiert "Ferd. Le Feubure", rechts oben schwer lesbar "Pullach 1845", 19 x 23 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXII, S. 552. - Reizende Ansicht der gegenüber Grünwald am Isarhochufer liegenden Burg mit wehender Fahne auf den Zinnen. Ferdinand Le Feubure lebte von 1815 bis 1898 in München. Er war seit 1826 als Porzellanmaler in den Listen der Münchner Kunstanstalt geführt. - Rückseitig mit alten Montagespuren, sonst tadellos. Aquarell/Zeichnung, Isar, Oberbayern

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        ANTWERPEN. "Panorama von Gent". Gesamtansicht über die Schelde, links großer Raddampfer.

      - Aquatinta von Ruff nach Anton Ditzler bei F.C. Eisen, um 1845, 9 x 53 cm. Aus "Eisen's Panoramen", erweiterte Sammlung. - Tadellos erhalten.

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        THE RAVEN in THE AMERICAN REVIEW: A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art and Science in Eight Volumes for 1845-1848

      Wiley and Putnam 1845 - First ever printing of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe printed on page 143 under the pseudonym "Quarles." This pseudonym was in keeping with the American Review’s practice of publishing poetry unsigned or under a pen name. Also includes Poe's story "Some Words With a Mummy" (363-370), and the poems "The Valley of Unrest" and "The City in the Sea" (392-3). Set in type from Poe’s manuscript, The Raven was first printed in the American Review in January 1845 (issue dated February, 1845) and struck an immediate chord with the public and was reprinted in magazines and newspapers throughout the country. Includes bound volumes 1-8, 1845-1848 of The American Review: A Whig Journal, published monthly. Each volume with marbled boards, black leather spine wrap, gilt spine titles, moderate shelf wear relevant to age. Half-bound in contemporary leather binding and corners. Pages good; some with fox, toning. Antiquarian owner's name to several title pages, some with initials, few with brief pencilled notations. Six volumes measuring 5 3/4" x 9" and two 6" x 9 1/4"; each apprx. 1-2" thick. The American Review was vibrant, comprehensive intellectual and entertainment media, in addition to being a source of opinion and information. It was cultural expression in the largest sense. The American Review contained articles of various lengths and subject matter; true to Whig form, however, the longest articles developed philosophical, religious, and historical themes in detail, or else, provided in-depth biographical information on the leading statesmen of the day. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vocabolario dei dialetti della città e diocesi di Como con esempi e riscontri di lingue antiche e moderne. [- Saggio di vocabolario della Gallia Cisalpina e Celtico e appendice al vocabolario dei dialetti della città e diocesi di Como, aggiuntavi in fine una proposta d'illustrazioni d'alcune voci della Divina Commedia.

      dalla Società Tipografica de' Classici Italiani, 1845. 2 volumi in 1 in-8° (cm. 23,5), legatura del XX secolo in m. tela e angoli con piatti marmorizzati (priva di tassello) con brossura editoriale a stampa di entrambi i tomi conservata; pp. XLV [3] 479 [5], XI [1b] 139 [1] in ottimo stato. Edizione originale con aggiunta dell'appendice di questo raro studio di linguistica vernacolare. «L'opera che ho alle mani mi pare ancora da nessuno tentata» [p. XXVI]. Il Monti, avverso al purismo toscano, raccoglie oltre diecimila voci del Lago di Como e delle sue valli (Valtellina, Verzasca, Maggia, Leventina, Blenio, ecc.) come «prezioso monumento della nostra popolar favella [che] gioverebbe talvolta a mostrare la derivazione delle voci italiane» [p. V-VI]. Cfr. Bibl. Bacchi Della Lega 18-19; Bacchetti-Poli 501-502; Bocca 1448-87; Pagliaini II, 760. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Two Abolitionist Salt Cellars, or Small Vases

      1845 - Two small footed salt cellars or vases. Approximately 2.25" tall and 2.25" in diameter. White soft paste porcelain, each bearing the classic image of a kneeling chained female slave. On the opposite side of each is the printed phrase: "Take courage -- go on -- persevere to the last. Thomas Clarkson Age 84." Clarkson actually uttered the phrase at age 80 in 1840, at the anti-slavery convention in Freemasons' Hall, London. Presumably these vases would date from between 1840 and 1845, and were almost certainly either manufactured in England for the American export market (slavery having been abolished in England with the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833, after which time Clarkson focused his efforts on abolishing slavery in the U.S.), or manufactured in America itself. While we are somewhat out of our depths identifying porcelain, our consultations with others more expert lead us to believe the former. Fine condition, with no visible flaws. Rare -- while we have seen other vintage abolitionist china -- most notably the jasper ware "Slave Medallion" depicting the famous and similar image of a kneeling male slave, made by Josiah Wedgwood, we have never encountered these vases, and can find no reference to them.

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        Index Entomologicus; or, a complete illustrated catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects of Great Britain, containing 1944 figures of moths and butterflies, accurately engraved and carefully coloured after nature

      London: Privately published by William Wood, . Second printing. 1845 - Pp. xii, 1-266, (1); with 54 hand-colored engraved plates illustrating 1,944 individual butterflies and moths. Later one-half tan calf leather, spine with five raised bands with red morocco title lettered in gilt label in one compartment, over attractive marbled boards and with matching marbled endpapers, lg 8vo (8.5 x 5.4 inches; 220 x 140 mm). The first printing of this work was published in 1839; this second printing was issued in 1845. The second printing was the final one that was published privately by the author. A later edition was issued in 1854 but that edition was edited by edited by J. O. Westwood and published by G. Willis, London-based publisher. This second printing contains a one-page errata sheet and a four-page list of subscribers; both follow the preface. No ownership marks. See also Nissen ZBI, 4458. Mild offsetting from some color plates onto the facing pages, one color plate with slight marginal foxing; a tight and clean copy in very good condition in a very attractively binding.

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        A booke of Christmas carols, illuminated from ancient manuscripts in the British Museum

      London: Henry G. Bohn, [1845]. 4to (19 cm; 7.5"). [16] ff.; illus. The first of Cundall's illuminated gift books. A lovely example of high-Victorian "medievality," the volume has four full-page, gold-bordered illustrations and each text page is given a beautifully executed border copied from a manuscript in the British Museum; the borders on the twelve rectos are complex, pictorial, and unique with those on versos being uniform and stylized. The texts are from a variety of sources including the Bible, Wynken de Worde, Herrick, and Edmund Bolton, and all leaves, of heavy white paper printed using letter-press for text and chromolithography for illustrations and borders, are set into the binding on narrow tapes.    The colophon, in noting that the work has been "Selected and arranged by Joseph Cundall. Drawn and lithographed by John Brandard. Printed in colours by Messrs. M. & N. Hanhart. Printed with type by Charles Whittingham," describes what really was => an all-star cast.    Binding: Deep claret morocco, spine compartments ornately stamped and lettered in gilt; covers framed using multiple rolls, fillets, and individual devices, accomplished in gilt and blind. Board edges bear a single gilt rule; volume with delicate gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Binding signed by => Zaehnsdorf with their small stamp on verso of front free endpaper.    Provenance: Signature of Dorothea Burrell and gift inscription to Henrietta Edith Burrell dated "Xmas 1883"; later in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         McLean, Cundall, p. 58. Bound as above, morocco lightened to olive on spine; gently rubbed at corners, light pencilling on flyleaves. Variously light to moderate spotting and age-toning, inscriptions as above. => A luxurious production using "modern" technologies to make brilliant nontraditional use of a noteworthy "ancient" manuscript collection.

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        Darstellende Geometrie. Text- und Tafelband. Deutsch bearbeitet und bereichert mit den neuesten Fortschritten der Isometrischen Projektionslehre nebst einer allgemeinen Begründung dieser Wissenschaft von O. Möllinger.

      Solothurn: Jent und Gassmann 1845. Textbd.: XV, 538 S., 3 Bll. Tafelbd.: XV, 538 S., 3 Bll. Insges. 87 (statt 86) Lithographien, (davon 2 doppelblattgroß) lose in O.Mappe. OHalbleder. 22x14 cm bzw. Halbleinen 42x28 cm. - Textband.: Ebd. stärker berieben, Buchecken bestoßen, Titelei u. S. stockfleckig, Vors. im Falz etw. beschädigt. ; Tafelband: Ebd. fleckig, Die Lithographien meist gering randfleckig, wenige m. einem größeren Fleck am Rand, vier stärker fleckig, eine Lithographie doppelt beiliegend. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Naturwissenschaften: Mathematik

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        MICROGRAPHY PORTRAIT OF KING LUDWIG I OF BAVARIA: LOUIS I KOENIG VON BAYERN PFALZGRAF BEY RHIEN, HERZOG VON BAYERN, FRANKEN, U: IN SCHWABEN, & &

      Lithograph, lightly tinted (Excellent Condition, strong printing quality, wide blank margins), full sheet: 74 x 55 cm; printed area: 45 x 36.5 cm. - [Bavaria, probably Munich, circa 1845]. Extremely rare, seemingly unrecorded – a large-format lithographed portrait of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, largely constructed through the extraordinary technique of micrography. - This impressive work is a large, lithographed half-length, seated portrait of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, most of which is constructed through the extraordinary technique of micrography. The work was "drawn and lithographed" in Bavaria, likely in Munich, around 1845, by Johann Baptist Braunhofer, an otherwise unknown artist, but evidently one of considerable skill. The basic template for the work is taken from a well-known oil portrait of Ludwig I by Beda. The present composition is faithful to the antecedent except that the king’s body, much of his throne, and the table and box in the background, are entirely constructed of micrographic lines of text in gothic script, extolling the monarch’s many achievements. The technique of micrography is an ancient one, having been developed by Jewish scribes in Egypt around the 9th Century. It was practiced in Germany by Jewish artists as early as 1300, and was adapted by engravers, such as Johann Micheal Püchler, during the late 17th Century. However, because of the extremely demanding technical nature of micrography, only a small number of artists ever practiced the technique, such that all pieces, in any media, are today very rare. Lithography is an especially challenging medium in which to execute micography, requiring far greater skill than simply drafting, or even engraving, the miniscule lines of text. The present work, executed in Gothic script, is thus an especially impressive accomplishment. Indeed, very few examples of lithographed micrography are known. The mysterious creator of the present work, Johann Baptist Braunhofer, was a contemporary of Louis Glück Rosenthal (1804-74), the Poznan-born Jewish artist who created several magnificent lithographed micrographic works while resident in London. The subject of the work, King Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786 – 1868, reigned 1825 - 1848), was the most revered Bavarian ruler of the modern era. He was a great statesman and patron of the arts, sciences, as well as a major collector of antiquities. However, he fell afoul of the new liberal trends brought about by the Revolution of 1848, and was, that year compelled to abdicate his throne, spending the rest of his life in exile. That being said, Ludwig I maintains an estimable legacy to this day, as many of his collections form the basis of Munich’s great museums. The present work is extremely rare, and seemingly unrecorded; we have not been able to trace even a mention of the work anywhere. References: N / A, Unrecorded.

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        Die Völker des Erdballs nach ihrer Abstammung und Verwandtschaft, und ihren Eigenthümlichkeiten in Regierungsform, Religion, Sitte und Tracht. 2 Bände.

      Brüssel u. Lpz., Muquardt 1845. - Erste Ausgabe. Vollständig, mit allen 150 naturgetreuen, altkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Umfangreiche Arbeit des deutschen Historikers und Kartographen Heinrich Berghaus (1797-1884). Die vorzüglich kolorierten Kupfertafeln zeigen Trachten und Bekleidungen der `Völker des Erdballs`. 4°, 462 S.; VIII, 336 S.; mit zus. 150 handkol. Abb., OHldrbde., berieben, schwach lichtspurig, Rücken geblichen, im ersten Band eine Seite etwas rissig, Textspiegel tlw. schwach gebr., vereinzelt kl. Stockfl., im zweiten Band Gelenk leicht beschäd., schwach gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manuscript Diary from 1842-1845

      New York 1845 - Small quarto. Blank book with lined pages. Half leather with marbled paper boards. Closely and legibly written on 191 pages and consisting of approximately 50,000 words. Lightly worn edges and rubbing, very good or better. Marriage certificate signed by Gardiner Spring, minister of the New York Old Brick Church and by wedding guests, (Samuel R. Betts, Anna Metcalf, and A. J. Spring, etc.) and newspaper articles about William H. Metcalf laid in. An engaging diary written between 1842 and 1845, jointly written by James W. Metcalf and his wife, Maria C. Betts Metcalf. Maria Betts was the daughter of a New York State Judge and U.S. Representative, Samuel R. Betts; James Metcalf was a clerk at the District Court, Southern District of New York. He was also the brother of noted art collector and amateur photographer, William H. Metcalf of Milwaukee. The diary begins with their wedding day on July 12, 1842 in New York ("the great event is over at last we are one") and continues with a detailed account of their adventures on their honeymoon with each of the pages numbered and dated, much describing the beauty that surrounds them. "There is a very picturesque view of the city from the top of one of the hills in the cemetery, near here, and the trees are so arranged, either accidentally, or by design, as to have the appearance of a frame to the picture, which produces a singular effect." On their honeymoon they traveled to several cities in Canada including Ontario, Montreal, and Quebec before returning home to New York in early August 1842 ending their "Wedding Jaunt Times."The entries next tell of the couple's daily lives together. Many treat on identical subjects from different perspectives recounting their walks about the town, seeing family or friends, and the sermons they hear on Sundays. While most are well-received there are some that James comments on: "the sermon was not so well digested as I have heard them and is not so easily summed up. We are all mortal and if our fathers and even the prophets died, upon what grounds can we hope to escape? We should then prepare for death and that immediately." Both Maria and James write of her ill-health, presumably from her first pregnancy, and she is often unable to attend church. It's only after having the child that she resumes her attendance. Their child is not talked about often in the diary but was born sometime in June 1843. "This night our dear boy has been publicly dedicated to the lord. He was baptized. and named James Betts." While James has written most of the entries in the beginning of the diary, Maria wrote a significant portion of the later ones. During this time James was away on a business trip and Maria wrote every day, from the time he left to the time he returned, about what has gone on. Many entries speak of his absence and waiting on his next letters, "no letters this morning, therefore I have been quite sanguine in my expectations of seeing James tonight, I am not disappointed." When James returned the entries become spaced out over weeks to months rather than days apart as they had been previously. They write about business endeavors, the passing of loved ones, and how is child growing. "Today our dear boy is nine months old. He can walk alone (for a short distance) and has cut his first tooth, a good size front one in the upper jaw." The entries for 1844 end in April of that year but there is one last entry, several pages long, written on September 23, 1845. This entry by Maria glosses over the time missed in-between. While their lives stayed mostly consistent the larger events include their having another child and losing some of their family members. Maria writes, "I hope that with the assistance of my husband we shall be more diligent in future," however, this entry ends abruptly and no other entries follow. Genealogy records indicate that the couple had three more children. Many of the children and James himself were outlived by Maria who eventually passed aw [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Wreck on the Andamans:: Being a narrative of the very remarkable preservation, and ultimate deliverance, of the Soldiers and Seamen, who formed the Ships' Companies of the Runnymede and Briton Troop-Ships, both wrecked on the Morning of the 12th November, 1844, upon one of the Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal. Taken from authentic Documents by .

      London: Pelham Richardson Pelham Richardson 1845 - A very good used copy bound in navy calf, edges rubbed. First edition, 16mo, 12mo, pp.vi, 72, 3 lithographed plates.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Journey to Ararat.: Translated by W.D. Cooley.

      [1845], London Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans 1845 - An account of the first ascent of Mt. Ararat in 1829-30. Atabey 925; Blackmer 1257 A very good copy bound in full contemporary polished calf, gilt filletting on boards, spine decorated gilt in compartments, raised bands; presentation inscription (on leaving Eton) on second endpaper, map creased and with a slight tear First edition in English. 8vo, pp. xii, 375; with a folding map and numerous illustrations in the text.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Gesamtansicht ('Alt-Breisach vom Badhause aus gesehen').

      - kolorierte Lithographie v. Bichebois & Adam n. Chapuy b. L. Sachse & Co. in Berlin, 1845, 31,5 x 40

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