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        COLLECCION DE DOCUMENTOS RELATIVOS AL DEPARTAMENTO DE CALIFORNIAS

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Vie de Zumalacarregui, Duc de la Victoire, Capitaine-Général de l'armée de Charles V.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Italy: A Poem, in Four Cantos

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expeditions, during the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. (6 volumes, Complete with Atlas)

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

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        Autograph letter signed ("Corot").

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Autograph letter to Robert Towns of Town's Wharf, Sydney

      Newcastle, N.S.W.,: 31 July, 1845.. Three-page letter, folded to letter-size 255 x 205 mm., stamped at both Sydney and Newcastle; old folds and some browning, small loss from the seal being removed otherwise very good. An interesting intra-colonial letter from the Newcastle businessman William Dudding to the prominent Sydney trader Robert Towns.William Dudding was a civil servant working in the Hunter. In 1850 he was clerk at the Maitland Gaol, in 1854 he became the Clerk of Petty Sessions in Singleton, and was appointed as a Magistrate in Singleton in 1875. Not long after this letter was written, in November 1846, Dudding requested a public meeting to petition against the reintroduction of transportation. In the letter Dudding notes that he is owed £50 which is due a few days later on 4 August, and asks that £10 from the Savings Bank Sydney be paid to the credit of a Miss Caroline Sarah Freeman of Newcastle (the nature of the transaction is not clear), but Freeman remained in the Hunter, marrying one John Stewart by special licence in 1848. The letter also includes later dates which clarify the nature of the money owing to Dudding, which has apparently been sent by his father care of Robert Brooks.The letter is addressed to Robert Towns or one Mr. Manson care of the Town's Wharf in Sydney. Towns (1794-1873) was a well known merchant and entrepreneur, and founder of Townsville. He was authorized to represent Robert Brooks & Co. of London in the colony and by 1842 established a mercantile and shipping business in Sydney which extended to Europe, the Far East, Pacific Islands and India. In 1844 he bought "Jones Wharf" at Millers Point and for the next twenty years built up a reputation for supervising a range of diverse enterprises and sending explosive letters to his captains, agents and business associates all over the world. In 1833 he married W.C.Wentworth's half sister, Sophia, the two men fell out later in life over an inheritance issue.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The domestic dictionary and housekeeper's manual : comprising everything pertaining to cookery, diet, economy and medicine / by Gibbons Merle ; the medical portion of the work by John Reitch, M.D

      London : William Strange, 1845. 1845 edition. Physical description: 4p., xii, 5-456 p ; 22 cm. Subjects: Cookery, English -- Home economics. Text in double columns. Very good copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

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        THE ORNAMENTIST, or artisan's manual in the various branches of ornamental art.

      A.Fullarton & Co. c. 1845 - Folio. Contemporary black half calf gilt, rubbed and scraped. Complete with lithographed title and 82 lithographed plates (a few tinted, 1 double-page). Some browning and foxing in places, but a very good sound copy. Scarce. Another, dated, edition describes the designs as being "selected from the works of Dietterlin, Berain, Blondell, Meisonier, Le Pantre, Zahn and Boetticher". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HOLLETT & SON, R.F.G.]
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        An original design for a porcelain plate

      [Paris: 1845 or later]. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, mild foxing and mild creasing in the corners. 10 ½ x 11 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)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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