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        Adventures in the Pacific; with Observations on the Natural Productions, Manners and Customs of the Natives of the various Islands; together with remarks on Missionaries, British and other Residents.

      Dublin William Curry Jun. and Company. Longmans Brown and Co. London. Fraser and Co. Edinburgh 1845 - First Edition, ownership inscription on upper margin of title "John S. V. Vernon. Novr. 1847.", some spotting of the text in places, x, [1], 290 pp., orig. cloth, spine faded, lower hinge partly frayed, uncut, gilt lettering on spine. Coulter was surgeon aboard the whaler "Stratford", which left London in October 1832, bound for the Pacific, by way of Cape Horn. He gives a detailed and lengthy account of the Marquesas, where he assumed native dress, was tattooed, and became involved in a tribal war. Other islands visited included the Falkland Islands, the Galapagos Islands, Chatham Island, the Gilberts, and the Tuamotu Archipelago. There were stops at the ports of South and North America, New Guinea and Melanesia. He made three stops at Tahiti and provides a general account of the island, as well as a detailed discussion of the English Missionaries there. Chapter V11 gives a description of fitting up a ship for sperm whaling, and gives an account of his first successful attempt at killing a whale. The "Stratford" returned to England in 1836. Sabin, 17142; Hill, 1, p.70. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, 1845. The preferred Senate issue. Occasional light foxing, a remarkably handsome and pristine copy. Octavo.

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        Lago Maggiore

      Incisione in rame all'acquatinta, colorata d'epoca a tempera, mm 257x875 (solo la parte incisa). Alcuni piccoli restauri ma esemplare ben conservato.

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        Mémoires de la Société d Ethnologie tome I & II

      Librairie Orientale Mme veuve Dondey-Dupré 1845 Deux grands et forts in-8° relié demi-chagrin grenat, titre gravé, plats de couverture conservés. Tome I (1841) : première partie : LI, 294, [1](table), 2 planches hors-texte. deuxième partie : XII, 296 pages. tampons de biliothèque américaine annulé pour cause de doubles. La carte en fin du tome I, manquante a été remplacé par un scan. Tome II (1845) : première partie : LXIV, 323 pages, 1 planche dépliante hors-texte ; deuxième partie, 271 pages, 1 carte dépliante et 1 planche hors-texte. Quelques menues rousseurs, très marginales. Société fondée par le médecin et naturaliste français, William Edwards (1777-1842) avec les objectifs suivants : "les principaux éléments qui servent à distinguer les races humaines sont l'organisation physique, le caractère intellectuel et moral, les langues et les traditions historiques. Ces éléments divers n'ont pas été encore étudiés de manière à constituer par ses véritables bases la science de l'ethnologie. C'est afin d'y parvenir par une suite d'observations et d'établir quelles sont en réalité les différentes races humaines, que s'est formée à Paris, la Société Ethnologique. Les "Mémoires" valent moins par les théories polygénistes qui les inspirent - bien banales à cette époque - que par l'application à l'un d'entre eux d'une méthode documentaire nouvelle, la photographie. Ce n'est que bien des decennies plus tard que d'autres machines enregistreuses - le cinématographe puis le magnétophone - viendront de nouveau transformer les conditions du travail ethnographique. le tome I comprend 6 mémoires originaux : W.F. Edwards : des caractères physiologistes des races humaines ; W.F. Edwards : Mémoire sur l'anthropologie ; Berthelot : Mémoire sur les Guanches ; Pavie : Mémoire sur les Parsis ; Benet : De l'origine et des moeurs des Sicks ; Jackson : Des arts et des inventions de la vie sauvage ; Gustave d Eichthal : Histoire et origine des Foulas ou fellans (peuls ou foulbés) - - - Le tome II contient les mémoires suivants : W.F. Edwards : De l'influence des races sur le caractère national ; W.F. Edwards : Fragments d'un mémoire sur les Gaëls ; L. Vivien : Recherches sur l'histoire de l'anthropologie ; Sabin Berthelot : Deuxième mémoire sur les Guanches ; Gustave d'Eichthal : Etudes sur l'histoire primitive des races océaniennes et américaines ; M. d'Avezac : Notice sur le pays et le peuple des Yébous en Afrique. Dans le mémoire sur les Guanches, le naturaliste Sabin Berthelot (1794-1880) tente de retracer l'histoire d'un peuple, d'origine berbère semble-t'il, qui occupait les Iles Canaries avant la conquête espagnole. le mémoire de 1845 comprend une planche hors-texte, sur papier fort, représentant un guanche dont le portrait a été lithographié par A. Aulaire d'après un daguerréotype de Louis-Auguste Bisson datant de 1841 ou 1842. Une première en matière d'utilisation de la photographie en ethnologie Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Diagnostic général des Maladies Mentales. (traduction inédite manuscrite de Théophile Archambault provenant de la bibliothèque personnelle de René Sémelaigne.

      In-folio demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos lisse orné et gravé à froid de filets, 641 pages manuscrites. Précieux exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de René Sémelaigne avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque personnelle sur la page de titre. Une feuille de titre n. ch « Johann Baptist Friedreich Diagnostic général des Maladies Mentales, Wurzbourg, 1832 ». Une seconde feuille n. ch. « Seconde édition revue et corrigée », 628 pages manuscrites d'une très fine écriture élégante et lisible. Cette traduction de Théophile Archambault est restée inédite jusqu'à ce jour et était conservée dans les papiers personnels de René Sémelaigne, descendant de Pinel par sa mère. Théophile Archambault ( 19 Février 1806 ? 2 Décembre 1863) était un Français psychiatre qui était originaire de Tours. Il a étudié à Angers et Paris , et plus tard sous le psychiatre Jean-Étienne Esquirol Dominique (1772-1840) à Paris. En 1840, il devient l'assistant de François Leuret (1797-1851) à l'hôpital Bicêtre, et peu après il est de chargé de la réorganisation de l'asile de Maréville à Nancy (ou s'est également illustré Bendict-Augustin Morel qui y décrira les cas décrits dans ses Etudes Cliniques) . Il a passé sept ans à Nancy, où il a également donné des cours sur les troubles mentaux à l'école secondaire de la médecine. En 1848, il succède à Achille-Louis Foville (1799-1878) à l'hôpital psychiatrique de Charenton . Archambault parlait couramment l'anglais et l'allemand, et en 1840 il traduit William Charles Ellis "Traité sur la nature, les causes, symptômes et traitement de la folie" en français. . Toutes ses autres traductions connues des historiens sont inédites et semblaient perdues. - - - Théophile Archambault (February 19, 1806 ? December 12, 1863) was a French psychiatrist who was a native of Tours. He studied in Angers and Paris, and later worked under psychiatrist Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol (1772?1840) in Paris. In 1840 he became assistant to François Leuret (1797?1851) at the Bicêtre hospital, and soon afterwards was tasked with re-organization of the Maréville asylum in Nancy. He spent seven years at Nancy, where he also gave classes on mental disorders at the secondary school of medicine. In 1848 he succeeded Achille-Louis Foville (1799?1878) at the Charenton mental hospital. Archambault spoke fluent English, and in 1840 translated William Charles Ellis' "Treatise on the Nature, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Insanity" into French. René Semelaigne est le fils de l'aliéniste Armand Semelaigne (1820-1898), lui-même gendre et successeur de Casimir Pinel (l'un des neveux du grand Pinel) à la direction de la maison de santé de la Folie Saint-James à Neuilly. René naît dans cette même maison dont il assumera à son tour la direction à la mort de son père. Semelaigne est très connu des historiens de la psychiatrie comme auteur de très bonnes biographies (hagiographiques pour certaines mais toutes bien documentées. Magnifique volume juste frotté aux coupes sans rousseurs aucune Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        Du prêtre, de la femme, de la famille. (exemplaire de Sainte-Beuve annotée de sa main)

      Paris, Comptoir des Imprimeurs-Unis, Hachette, Paulin 1845 Grand in-8° relié demi-chagrin havane dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé, plats de couverture conservés, XVII-319 pages. Précieux exemplaire de Sainte-Beuve qui donne sur le dernier feuillet blanc d'une fine et dense écriture son analyse du texte Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Cronisti e Scrittori Sincroni Napoletani editi e inediti ordinati per serie

      dalla Stamperia dell?Iride 1845-1868 Cronisti e Scrittori Sincroni Napoletani editi e inediti ordinati per serie. Raccolti e pubblicati da Giuseppe Del Re con discorsi proemiali, versioni, note e comenti dè Signori Fabbricatore, Gatti, Rocco, Volpicella, Corcia, Minieri Riccio e dell?Editore. Napoli, dalla Stamperia dell?Iride, 1845-1868. Due volumi in 8vo; pp.VII, pp.618, 1n.nn.; 766, 1n.nn. 10 tavole più volte spieghevoli al volume I. Mezza pergamena con angoli, titolo e fregi in nero ai dorsi. Tracce d?umido ai piatti. Copertine originali conservate. Il volume primo dedicato ai cronisti e scrittori del periodo Normanno, il volume secondo ai cronisti e scrittori Svevi. L?autore in origine intendeva pubblicare una Raccolta divisa in tre parti: l?una di cronisti generali, l?altra di cronisti anteriori alla Monarchia, la terza di cronisti e storici particolari da Ruggiero in poi. ?La terza parte della Raccolta dalla quale ha cominciamento la pubblicazione comprendera? quegli scrittori che sincroni sono denomimati e questi verranno ordinatamente distribuiti in cinque periodi che sono il normanno, lo svevo, l?angioino, l?aragonese, il viceregnale facendo punto allo stabilimento della borbonica dinastia?. Dopo la pubblicazione nel 1845 del primo volume che comprendeva i Normanni l?opera monumentale intrapresa dal Del Re venne interrotta a causa delle vicende politiche e il suo forzato esilio. ?La pubblicazione fu ripresa dopo vent?anni ed un secondo volume dedicato ai Cronisti e gli Scrittori Svevi fu apparecchiato e condotto quasi al termine. Gli altri volumi sarebbero seguiti di mano in mano confidando l?editore che niuna sciagura potesse oramai attraversare il suo disegno. Fallaci speranze, poichè nel 1864 un repentino malore lo trasse a morte in Torino?. Il secondo volume fu pubblicato per cura dei congiunti. Opera rara.

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        The Piazza, Perugia

      Litografia su disegno di D. Quaglio, 279x411. Tratta da "The ecclesiastical architecture of Italy" di Henry Gally Knight. Bell'esemplare con qualche sporadica macchiolina marginale.

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        Illuminated Illustrations of Froissart: Selected from the Mss. in the British Museum and the Bibliotheque Royale and Other Sources (Two Volumes in One Binding)

      Very Good with no dust jacket. First Edition. 1. Hard Cover An extremely handsome custom-bound volume in half red morocco over marbled boards. Titles, gilt, in one of six compartments separated by raised bands, TEG. 4to. This exquisitely-crafted book presents a collection of 72 hand-colored lithographs by Henry Noel Humphreys, based on Jean Froissart medieval manuscripts. Each plate is protected by a tissue guard and has a leaf of text by Humphreys describing the historical scene depicted. The illustrations are accented in gold. There are two hand-colored lithographic title pages, and two printed ones. Volume One (published in 1844) is based on Froissart's Chronicles manuscripts in the B. M. Harlein Collection in the British Museum. Volume Two (published in 1845) is based on a Froissart's Chronicles manuscript in the Bibliotheque Royale, Paris. The plates, illuminated miniatures, illustrations and text are in almost as new condition. Complete as issued, with no missing pages or plates. All pages are securely bound, fresh, and clean, with no foxing, damp stains or tears. Gift inscription of ffep: ("Miss Julia R. Lane with the congratulations of her friend. B. H. Hall. Troy, New York, October 8th, 1856"). Front interior hinge, at endpapers, has a small section that has been glue repaired. Cover has some rubbing to edges and sides. Book in very nice condition throughout. A magnificent volume. VERY GOOD. A masterwork of Victorian (and medieval) illustration. The artist, Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-1879) was one of the most popular illustrators of the Victorian era, and one of the greatest Nineteenth Century illuminators. In this volume, Humphreys presents his version of 72 illustrations from 15th century manuscripts of The Chronicles by Jean Froissart. Froissart (c. 1337-c. 1404) was a French priest and poet, primarily remembered for his Chronicles, an historical record of the 14th century and an unprecedented portrait of medieval life. His Chronicles covered the Hundred Year's War (from 1325 to 1400) and is the single most important source for the history of that period. Hand-painted. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall

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        ITALIA - Carta dell'Italia in Quindici Fogli ricavata dalle migliori mappe finora pubblicate nella proporzione di 1 a 600.000 per servire di corredo alla Corografia di Diversi Stati della Penisola di Attilio Zuccagni-Orlandini. Firenze 1842.

      Firenze Grande carta in 15 tavole unibili; ciascuna di cm. 60x45 ca. più larghi margini bianchi. Un ricco fregio inciso racchiude l'intera carta ai quattro lati formando una grande carta di circa ca, 180x230 (verticale). Titolo ornato in alto a destra (tav.n.3) e il â??Quadrato d'insiemeâ?? in basso a sinistra (tav. n.13). Comprende le isole di Corsica, Sardegna, Sicilia, Malta e le coste dell'Istria della Dalmazia. Incisione con leggere linee di acquarello coevo. Bell'esemplare.

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        HISTORY OF THE JEWS - IN TWO VOLUMES - Original Edition 1845

      LONDON - Henry G. Bohn 1845Sottotitolo:THE WORK OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS, THE LEARNED AND AUTHENTIC JEWISH HISTORIAN. TRANSLATED BY WILLIAM WHISTON, A.M.PROFESSOR OF THE MATHEMATICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - Anno di edizione:1845 - Lingua:Inglese - Pagine:1354 - Larghezza cm:15,5 - Altezza cm:21,5 - Tipologia illustrazioni:disegni, in bianco e nero, a piena pagina, fuori testo, nel testo - Illustrazioni BN n.:52 - Condizioni del prodotto:Perfette - Tipo copertina:Cartonato, Legatura pregiata - Segni particolari:RARO, Prima Edizione, Legatura cartonata con piatti marmorizzati, Titolo con tassello in oro al dorso - Note:VOL. 1 PAGES 693 - VOL 2 PAGES 661 WITH FIFTY - TWO PICTORIAL ILLUSTRATIONS - LONDON HENRY G.BOHN, YORK STREET , COVENT GARDEN - MDCCCXLV Very Fine Condition every Tome - Pos:145 -

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        La Semaine. Encyclopédie de la Presse périodique avec gravures et illustrations. Années 1845 - 1846 Première Partie ; 1847 Première Partie ; 1848 Deuxième Partie ; 1849 Première Partie ; 1849 Deuxième Partie

      La Semaine. Encyclopédie de la Presse périodique 1845 5 vol. in- folio reliure d'époque demi-basane marron, 1845-1849 Rare série (incomplète) de ce journal publié de 1845 à 1852. La première partie propose "douze journaux politiques, scientifiques ou économiques" ; la seconde partie propose 8 journaux de littérature, d'art et d'illustrations (notamment des caricatures de Nadar ou de Bertall). La plupart des reliures sont abîmées, qq. accrocs au feuillets mais bon état intérieur général. Une série très éclairante sur l'état de l'opinion lors des événements de 1848. Hatin, 429 Français

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        BIBLIOGRAFIA DANTESCA ossia Catalogo delle edizioni, traduzioni, codici manoscritti e commenti della Divina Commedia e delle opere minori di Dante, seguito dalla serie de' Biografi di lui, compilata dal Sig. Visconte? Traduzione italiana fatta sul manoscritto francese dell'Autore.

      Tipografia Aldina 1845-1846 3 voll. in-8 gr., pp. VIII, 770 (num. cont. per il tomo I e tomo I parte II); IX, 388, (2), belliss. leg. m. pelle coeva con nervi, doppio tass. ai d. e tagli spruzzti. Unito anche il IV tomo, raro a trovarsi e con legatura uniforme, che contiene: Idem, INDICE GENERALE della Bibliografia Dantesca. Bologna, Romagnoli, 1883, pp. (4), 174, (2). Unito: PETZHOLDT Julius, BIBLIOGRAPHIA DANTEA ab anno MDCCCLXV inchoata accedente Conspectu Tabularum Divinam Comoediam vel stilo vel calamo vel penicillo adhibitis illustrantium. Dresda, Schoenfeld, 1880, pp. VI, 90. Unito: Idem, SUPPLEMENTUM Bibliographiae Danteae... Dresda, 1880, pp. (4), 46. Unito: CARPELLINI D. C. F., DELLA LETTERATURA DANTESCA degli ultimi venti anni dal 1845 a tutto il 1865 pubblicata per cura del... in continuazione della Bibliografia Dantesca... Siena, Gati, 1866, pp. (6), XCVI, 116, (2). Oltre all'opera principale del De Batines l'ultimo volume di Aggiunte comprende altre opere di interesse dantesco. La bibliografia del De Batines può considerarsi anche oggi la più importante opera di riferimento su Dante e particolarmente rara essendo stata stampata in soli 250 esemplari per la parte di addenda e soli 500 esempl. per i 3 voll. dell'opera principale. Belliss. esempl. in ottimo stato di conservazione. [160]

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        Conchyliologie Minéralogique de la Grande Bretagne. Traduit de l'Anglais par E. Desor. Avec un avant-propos et des notes contenant de nombreuses additions et rectifications par L. Agassiz.

      Soleure, Jent & Gassmann, 1845. 2 volumes. 8vo (212 x 140mm). pp. 682, with 609 figures on 403 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt lettered spines (end of spine a bit rubbed). Very rare French translation of Sowerby's 'The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain'. No copy of the present work has appeared on the market since decades. A last copy of the original English edition was sold at auction in 2004 for pound 23,000 exclusive of premium. The English edition was published from 1812-1846, with 648 (and 2 bis) plates. For the French edition the plates were redrawn and the figures 1-609 (all published for the French edition) correspond to plates 1-609 of the English edition. The Sowerby family is without equal in the history of natural history for the depth and variety of its contribution to science. Fourteen members of the family published, wrote or illustrated natural history works between 1780 and 1954. James Sowerby (1757-1822) was the founder of the dynasty. For the present work the final parts were produced by James de Carle Sowerby. "The material is not arranged in any systematic order, the descriptions and figures have clearly been prepared in the succession in which the specimens came into the hands of the authors. A work of this character could not have a very high scientific value, yet both Sowerbys were indefatigable collectors, good conchologists, and expert draughtsmen, and their work did much to advance the study of fossils. (Zittel p. 132). Provenance: Stamp of Albert Gaudry, famous French paleontologist, on title page. Nissen ZBI, 3918.

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        Bibliothèque Conchyliologiques.

      Series I-II (all publ). Paris, A. Franck, 1845-1846. 5 volumes. Small-4to (260 x 170mm). With 195 lithographed or engraved plates. Publisher's blue printed wrappers. French translations by a famous French conchologist of important publications on conchology in the English language. It comprises the following works: Series I, vol. 1: DONOVAN, E. Histoire Naturelle des Coquilles d'Angleterre. pp. 127, with 48 lithographed plates; vol. 2: MARTYN, T. Le Conchyliologiste Universel ou figures des Coquilles jusqu'à présent inconnues recueillies en divers voyages à la Mer du Sud depuis l'année 1764. pp. 32, with 56 engraved plates; vol. 3: SAY, T. Conchyliologie Américaine ou descriptions et figures des Coquilles du Nord de l'Amerique. pp. 64, with 17 lithographed plates; LEACH, W.E. Mélanges Zoologiques. pp. 23, with 9 lithographed plates; CONRAD, T.A. Nouvelles Coquilles d'eau douce des Etats-Unies. pp. 36, with 4 lithographed plates; RAFINESQUE, M.C.S. Monographie des Coquilles bivalves fluviatiles de la rivière Ohio. pp. 30, (1), with 4 lithographed plates; vol. 4: MONTAGU. Testacea Britannica ou histoire naturelle des Coquilles marines, fluviatiles et terrestres d'Angleterre. pp. xix, 364, with 14 lithographed plates; vol. 5: TRANSACTIONS de la Société Linnéenne de Londres. Partie Conchyliologique. pp. viii, 376, with 43 lithographed plates. A fine set. B.M.(N.H.) I, 341.

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        Histoire du Consulat et de l' Empire.

      Bruxelles, Meline, Cans et C., 1845-62. 1845 Sei voll. in 8° grande, pagg. (2), 823; (2), 835; (2), 572; (2), 548; (2), 600; (2), 693, (1) con vignetta ai frontespizi, ritratto dell'Autore all'antiporta del 1° volume, 2 tavole xilografiche e 10 belle tavole incise su acciaio raffiguranti Napoleone, Eugene Beauharnais, Murat,...; leg. mezza pelle con filetti e tit. oro ai dorsi. Testo su 2 colonne. Poderosa e fondamentale opera sull'epoca napoleonica dal novembre 1799 alla morte di Napoleone a Sant'Elena nel 1821. L'Autore (1797-1877) fu storico e uomo politico francese; pubblicò il primo volume di quest'opera nel 1840, e completò il lavoro solo nel 1862. Questa edizione fu pubblicata contemporaneamente alla prima edizione in Francia. Normali arrossature tipiche della carta ma nel complesso ottimo esemplare. Edizione non comune.

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        Art of Painting in Water Colours

      London: Ackermann and Co, 1845 Full title reads: A Series of Progressive Lessons Intended to Elucidate the Art of Painting in Water Colours. With introductory illustrations of Perspective and drawing with pencil. In Oblong, 32*23cm, contemporary half black leather with green marbled cloth, gilt lines at edges, some small leather tears, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has gilt lines, some leather loss, edges bumped and worn, NO title. Internally, NO inscriptions etc, 25 pp, + 18 plates of which 11 are hand coloured aquatints, each plate has a page of text describing the scene and colours used. A lovely copy! Cox spent a lot of his time at the Royal Oak Hotel in Betws-y-Coed and became the leader of the artist colony in North Wales.

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        Instructions in Household Matters; Or, The Young Girl's Guide to Domestic Service. Written by a Lady

      John W. Parker London: John W. Parker, 1845. Hardcover. Very good. The Second Edition. 8vo. viii, (9)-124pp. plus 4 page publisher's catalogue in rear. Illustrated Publisher's original; drab cloth blocked in blind on the upper board with a decorative frame around the tittle. Ownership name dated 1847 on front pastedown. Cloth faded, occasional soil, else a very good copy.

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        Map of the Great Western Railway and other Railways in the South of England, the Railways laid down from the proper authorities and the map Reduced and Drawn from the Ordnance Survey .

      Map of the Great Western Railway and other Railways in the South of England, the Railways laid down from the proper authorities and the map Reduced and Drawn from the Ordnance Survey by George Alfred Jermyn and engraved by Richard Palmer, published by Jermyn, London circa 1845. On folding linen in two sheets, the south-eastern sheet 124 by 103 cm. In 32 sections and the south-western sheet size 170 by 128 cm. In 55 sections. Scale three miles to the inch. A key shows broad guage and narrow guage lines. Heights shown by hachuring. Some hand-colouring. Complete with leather slipcase size 27 by 17 cm. with the name C Russell gold-stamped to the front. VG condition. Images available.

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        The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson. Seven volumes.

      London, Henry Colburn, 1845. First Edition. With notes by Sir Nicholas Harris Nicholas. Bound in full red leather by Bickers with gilt rules on front and back covers. Five raised bands on the spine with four fields decorated in gilt and two brown leather labels stamped in gilt. Marbled endpapers and edges. Some scuffing and wear to extremities but overall a very good set. Image available on request. Full Leather. Book condition: Very good condition

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        Maanedsskrift for Børn ved H. V. Kaalund og Julius Chr. Gerson. Bind 1 (Hefte 1-10) og bind 2 (Hefte 1-12).

      Kjøbenhavn, Trykt og forlagt af Brødrene Berling, 1845-46. 480 + 576. Tilsammen 40 helsides plansjer. Bundet i to samt. grønne skinnbd. med rik ryggdekor i gull. 1 plansje med rifter. 2 s. løse

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        The Book of Ballads Edited By Bon Gaultier (Sir Theodore Martin & William Edmondstoune Aytoun). Including 3 First Editions, with the Crowquill, the Doyle and Finally That with the Leech illustrations, (with) 2 MS Letters Signed By Sir Theodore Martin

      W.S. Orr London & Edinburgh and New York: W.S. Orr, 1845. A grouping of the three first editions of this group of satirical ballads: 1) 1845, with the Crowquill illustrations; in the original decoratively blind-stamped and purple-lavender striped cloth, elaborate gilt decoration on spine, cover with gilt title and device, all edges gilt, with the bookplate of Juliani Marshall on the front paste-down (with) tipped-in at front, a letter on Bryntisilio, near Llangollen notepaper dated 27th August (18)87 signed by Theodore Martin, in which he speaks to an inquiry concerning the Bon Gaultier Ballads and rather wryly comments on amusing literature. With chromolithographed title pages, black and white illustrated throughout by Crowquill. (A.H. Forrester) light wear, in very good condition. 2) 1849, the first edition which was illustrated by Crowquill and Richard Doyle and (according to a penciled note) containing 12 new Ballads not in the first; this bound in a larger format, original decoratively blind-stamped red straight-grained cloth, elaborate gilt decoration & rules on spine, cover with gilt title and device, all edges gilt, with the bookplate of Juliani Marshall on the front paste-down, with some wear and rubbing to cloth, some splitting along the spine cloth on the back board side; with the wear, in good condition. 3) 1850 edition, the first illustrated by John Leech and with the different frontispiece illustration; (with) a litter tipped-in at front bearing a small version of the Martin family motto, dated 6th March 1872 signed by Theodore Martin and regarding some very interesting stage and theatre history, especially concerning Madame Riccioboni (nee McRae de Mezieres) and her introduction to Steven Bickerstaff who "...a few years afterwards, had to fly from England to escape the consequences of a charge of the same criminal nature as was brought (most unjustly) against Foote..."; again noting "...several new ballads" as being included in the edition; bound in original decoratively blind-stamped green cloth, gilt titles decoratively lettered on spine, cover with gilt title "Balladeer" humorous portrait device & titles, all edges gilt, with a little wear and rubbing to cloth, front inner hinge paper split, consequently board loosened; with the wear, in very good condition; all three volumes contained in a cozily shaped folding marbled-paper lined box, the smaller volume with its own 'bed' within, others resting comfortably above it; box in red cloth and with leather "false" spine, with gilt titles and decorations, with the bindery stamp of Charles E. Lauriat Co. Boston on the inner hinge of the box; box with some wear and rubbing, spine cover loosening on box; very good condition overall, and an interesting grouping of these ballads by Martin and Aytoun, along with the illustrations of the most famous English cartoonist-satirists of the time and especially nice for the Martin letters concerning his work and researches. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        OPERE VARIE. Edizione riveduta dall'Autore.

      Giuseppe Redaelli 1845 In-8 gr. (mm. 270x175), mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, conserv. la brossura orig. azzurra, pp. 864, testo inquadrato in doppio filetto, molto ben illustr. da 10 tavv. a piena pag. nel t., disegnate da Focosi e inc. su legno da Ratti, con le cornici decorative eseguite da Fiorentini. Le testatine e i capilett. (pure silografati) che adornano gli "Inni Sacri" sono stati eseguiti su disegni di Focosi, Paolo Riccardi, Salvator Mazza. Vi sono contenute: "l'Adelchi - il Discorso sulla Storia Longobardica in Italia - il Conte di Carmagnola - la ?Lettre sur l'unité de temps et de lieu dans la tragédie - del Romanzo Storico.. - il Dialogo dell'Invenzione - la Lettera a Giacinto Carena sulla Lingua Italiana - le Osservazioni sulla Morale Cattolica - gli Inni Sacri - le Strofe per una Prima Comunione - il Cinque Maggio". Non figura la dispensa (quasi sempre mancante) che nel 1860 il Manzoni pensò di aggiungere al volume e contenente: "Marzo 1821" ed il "Proclama di Rimini" (gia' pubblicati nel 1848). "Edizione originale". Cfr. Parenti "Rarità bibl. dell'800", I,239-246 - Cat. Hoepli,214. Con qualche fiorit. ma certam. un buon esempl. marginoso.

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        Illuminated Illustrations of Froissart: Selected from the Mss. in the British Museum and the Bibliotheque Royale and Other Sources (Two Volumes in One Binding)

      William Smith, London, 1845. Very Good with no dust jacket. First Edition. Hard Cover An extremely handsome custom-bound volume in half red morocco over marbled boards. Titles, gilt, in one of six compartments separated by raised bands, TEG. 4to. This exquisitely-crafted book presents a collection of 72 hand-colored lithographs by Henry Noel Humphreys, based on Jean Froissart medieval manuscripts. Each plate is protected by a tissue guard and has a leaf of text by Humphreys describing the historical scene depicted. The illustrations are accented in gold. There are two hand-colored lithographic title pages, and two printed ones. Volume One (published in 1844) is based on Froissart's Chronicles manuscripts in the B. M. Harlein Collection in the British Museum. Volume Two (published in 1845) is based on a Froissart's Chronicles manuscript in the Bibliotheque Royale, Paris. The plates, illuminated miniatures, illustrations and text are in almost as new condition. Complete as issued, with no missing pages or plates. All pages are securely bound, fresh, and clean, with no foxing, damp stains or tears. Gift inscription of ffep: ("Miss Julia R. Lane with the congratulations of her friend. B. H. Hall. Troy, New York, October 8th, 1856"). Front interior hinge, at endpapers, has a small section that has been glue repaired. Cover has some rubbing to edges and sides. Book in very nice condition throughout. A magnificent volume. VERY GOOD. A masterwork of Victorian (and medieval) illustration. The artist, Henry Noel Humphreys (1810-1879) was one of the most popular illustrators of the Victorian era, and one of the greatest Nineteenth Century illuminators. In this volume, Humphreys presents his version of 72 illustrations from 15th century manuscripts of The Chronicles by Jean Froissart. Froissart (c. 1337-c. 1404) was a French priest and poet, primarily remembered for his Chronicles, an historical record of the 14th century and an unprecedented portrait of medieval life. His Chronicles covered the Hundred Year's War (from 1325 to 1400) and is the single most important source for the history of that period. Hand-painted. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall

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        The Geology of Russia in Europe and the Ural Mountains. Géologie de la Russie d'Europe et des Montaignes de l'Oural.

      London and Paris: John Murray and P. Betrand respectively, 1845.. First edition. Two volumes, the first part in English and the second in French. 4to. xxiv, 8, 700, plus bis pages 1-39 and three further bis pages for p.652; xxxii, 512 pp. Recent black half calf over marbled boards, spines with gilt tooled bands, gilt lettered direct to one panel and with tooled number pieces and decorations to the others, all edges speckled, ex Guildhall Library with their ink stamps to the heads of the title pages and to the lower margins of all the plates in both volumes, also the library shelfmark written in ink with their de-accession stamp beneath to the verso of both titles. Volume I: 12 tinted lithographic views including the frontispiece plus an engraved dedication to Nicholas I, 5 folding colour tables and 2 fine folding colour maps, other illustrations set into the text. Volume II: 52 full page plates of black and white illustrations of fossils numbered I-XLIII, a further 7 lettered A-G and two unnumbered. Aside from the scattered library markings, a very good and notably clean set. Murchison "planned a visit to Russia, where the comparatively undisturbed Palaeozoic rocks presented fewer difficulties than in Britain. Accompanied by the French palaeontologist Edouard de Verneuil, and aided by the officials and savants of Russia, Murchison travelled to the shores of the White Sea, and thence to Nizhniy Novgorod, Moscow, and back to St Petersburg. In the following summer the two travellers returned to Moscow, and, after examining the Carboniferous rocks in the neighbourhood, made for the Ural mountains, followed them southwards to Orsk, thence westward to the Sea of Azov and the Donets coalfield before returning to Moscow. After a third visit to St Petersburg by way of Scandinavia and Finland, The Geology of Russia and the Ural Mountains by Murchison, von Keyserling, and de Verneuil was published in April 1845. The book established a third Palaeozoic system--the Permian--separating the Carboniferous rocks from secondary (Mesozoic) strata and confirmed the succession of Europe's ancient rocks as far east as the Urals" (ODNB).

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        An original design for porcelain

      [Paris: 1845 or later]. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and mild creasing. 7 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches. A rare example of an original watercolour design for porcelain, by the Samson factory of Paris. This finished design was intended as a reference source from which the porcelain painters could work, using the design as a guide for the colours and image to be transformed from paper into fine porcelain. The French porcelain manufactory of Samson & Cie. was established by "Edmé Samson (b. Paris, 1810; d. Paris, 1891) at 7, Rue Vendôme (later Rue Béranger) in Paris. The intention of the firm was to reproduce ceramics from museums and private collections, and it claimed that all such reproductions would be distinctly marked to avoid confusion with the originals. In 1864, the factory was moved to Montreuil by Samson's son, Emile Samson (1837-1913). The range of wares included copies of 18th-century porcelain from such factories as Sèvres, Chelsea, Meissen and Derby, Chinese export-wares, especially armorial wares decorated with famille rose colours and mugs decorated with the Fitzhugh pattern, Delftware, Iznikware, maiolica and faience." (Grove Dictionary of Art)

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        OREGON QUESTION. SUBSTANCE OF A LECTURE BEFORE THE MERCANTILE

      1845. Paperback. Fine. STURGIS, WILLIAM. THE OREGON QUESTION. SUBSTANCE OF A LECTURE BEFORE THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, Delivered January 22, 1845 by William Sturgis. Boston: Jordan, Swift & Wiley, 1845. Folding map frontis, 32 pp. "Authoritative review of British and America claims written by one who as a youth had made several trading voyages to the Northwest coast." Howes S1113. A fine copy in original printed wrappers. Rare thus.

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        The Unconstitutionality of Slavery [with] Part Second.

      156 pp.; [5], [137-281] pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First editions. Sabin 89617 & 89618. LCP. Afro-Americana 9700 & 9701. Amer. Imprints 456128. Dumond p.104. Though both G.W.F. Mellen in 'An Argument on the Unconstitutionality of Slavery, ' and William Gooddell in his 'Views of American Constitutional Law, in its bearing upon American Slavery, ' had put forward antislavery readings of the constitution, it was Spooner's work which was the most cogent argument, and the most highly regarded going through four printings in short order, and causing the radical abolitionist, Wendell Phillips, to respond in a critical review. Spooner added a second part in 1847 (published as a "cheap edition"), available either individually or bound with a reprinting of the original 1845 edition. Small chips to corners of wrappers, soiling on front wrapper, dampstain to lower corner on most leaves, still a very good copy; Part second lacking the rear wrapper, spine chipped at head, soil spots on title and a few early leaves, otherwise about very good.

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        Die operative Chirurgie.

      8°. XXVI, 856 S., 1 S. Berichtigung; XXIV, 864 S. Dunkelrote Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und blind- und goldgeprägten Rückenverzierungen. 2 Bände. Hirsch-H. II, 262. - Garrison-M. 5598.1. - Erste Ausgabe. Einer der bahnbrechensten chirurgischen Texte des 19. Jahrunderts. Dieffenbach (1792-1847) gilt als der erste plastische Chirurg. Als Direktor der Universitätsklinik in Berlin arbeitete er in allen Teilen des chirurgischen Fachs, speziell seine Augenoperationen machten ihn berühmt. - Vorsätze und Titel gestempelt und mit Exlibris von "C. Henschen" sowie kleinem handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk.

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        Kosmos. Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung.

      22,5x14,5 cm. XVI, 493 S., 1 S.; 1 S., 544 S., 1 S.; 1 Bl., 644 S. und 1 gefaltete Tabelle.; 1 Bl., 649 S., 1 S.; 1 Bl., 1297 S. Hellbraune Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung und vergoldetem Monogramm "CL". 5 Bände. Goedeke VI, 263, 29. - Löwenberg 199. - Borst 2163. - Erste Ausgabe. - Exemplar auf besserem Papier aus der Bibliothek von Karl Ludwig Sachsen-Teschen mit Monogramm auf dem Rücken und den Bibliotheksklebern der Bibliothek Sachsen-Teschen auf den Innendeckeln. - Stellenweise stockfleckig. Einbandecken leicht bestossen. Deckel schwach beschabt. - Sehr breitrandiges Exemplar. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Auswahl von 55 landwirthschaftl. Geräthschaften entlehnt aus der Modellsammlung der Königl. Würtemb. Lehranstalt für Land- u. Forstwirthschaft Grosshohenheim. Perspectivisch u. geometrisch dargestellt u. mit der nöthigen Beschreibung versehen.

      55x43 cm. 2 Bl. Text und 18 (1 gefaltete) lithographierte Tafeln. Pappband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Deckelschild. Einband fleckig und berieben, Papierbezug stellenweise abgesplittert. Kanten bestossen. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Eintrag von alter Hand auf Vorsatz. Titel und erste Tafel gestempelt. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Mindeblade om den nordiske Høitid den 13. Januar 1845. Autolitografier ved Lorenz Frølich, Johan Thomas Lundbye og P.C. Skovgaard.

      Trykt hos Bing og Ferslew, København 1845. Folio. Litograferet omslag med i alt 11 litograferede plancher med gengivelser af nordiske guder. Indbundet i et lidt senere halvlæderbind med marmoreret sidepapir. Med Herman Heilbuths ejermærke (designet af Throvald Bindesbøll) på indersiden af forpermen. Nederste kapitæl beskadiget.. Pietro Krohn: Fortegnelse over L. Frølichs Illustrationer, Raderinger m.m. (1900), nr. 37. ** Mindebladene er det eneste synlige minde om den store højtidelighed i Studenterforeningen, der i 1845 markerede højdepunktet i den danske del af Studenterskandinavismen. Tronskiftet i 1839 havde åbnet for en skandinavisk orientering, som Frederik VI havde været imod. Nu blomstrede vidtløftige ideer om de skandinaviske rigers forening - der jo ville sætte magt bag Danmarks position i den voksende konflikt med tyskerne om hertugdømmernes fremtid. I efteråret 1844 foreslog det norske studentersamfund, at alle Skandinaviens studenter skulle mødes i ånden i en fælles højtidsstund, hvor tankerne gik tilbage til det gamle Norden. Forslaget vakte tilslutning både i København, Lund og Uppsala, og man enedes om den 13. januar - den sidste dag i julen og den betydningsfulde dag, hvor lyset atter vendte tilbage til Norden. Den danske del af festen blev arrangeret af Studenterforeningen og fandt sted i Det kongelige Skydebselskabs sal, Københavns nuværende Bymuseum. Udsmykningen understregede hele højtidelighedens karakter. Frølich, Lundbye og Skovgaard havde udført kridttegninger af asaguderne i legemstørrelse. Tegningerne var omgivet af granguirlander der hang ned ad væggene. I salens øverste ende skinnede Bissens hvide Valkyrie frem fra en grandgrotte, og den nederste niche var dækket af et stort billede der forestillede Stærkodder, Orvar Odd og Holger Danske ryg mod ryg. Over bordene vajede de nordiske flag. Den malede del af denne helheds-udsmykning omfattede ti fremstillinger af nordiske guder. Intet af dette er bevaret, men figurene blev tegnet på litografisk papir og udgivet i dette monumentale hæfte. Skovgaard anses for ophavsmanden til Loke, mens Lundbye har udformet alle billedrammerne samt Heimdal-figuren

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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

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

      James Wyld 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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        Histoire Naturelle des Lepidopteres Exotiques

      Paris: F Savy, [1845].. [Reprint]. Half-leather cover. VG : in very good condition. Cover lightly rubbed and bumped with some edge wear. Half title page partly detached. Scattered foxing to text. Plates clean and bright. Remnants of label on verso of fep together with ownership details. Teg. 156pp + plates :: 80 hand-coloured and 2 uncoloured plates representing 400 butterflies :: 250mm x 160mm (10" x 6") :: Text in French

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        Gems of beauty displayed in a series of highly finished engravings of various subjects. From designs by E. T. Parris, G. Cattermole, J. R. Herbert, and E. Corbould...engraved under the superintendence of Mr. Charles Heath. With fanciful illustrations in Verse by the Countess of Blessington

      London, George Virtue, 1845In 4°, seducente leg. in mz. pelle coeva con punte, tit. in oro al dorso e fregi floreali in oro ai nervi, impressioni a secco nelle caselle, pp.(4nn)-42ccnn che contengo i testi poetici. Un' opera inglese splendidamente figurata, di pieno gusto romantico. Ogni poesia, stampata al verso di ogni carta, è accompagnata, a fronte, da 42 bellissime e raffinate incisioni su acciaio f.t. protette da velina ed eseguite da molti incisori sotto la direzione Charles Heath. Le inc. misurano ca. cm 19x14, hanno ampi margini bianchi e in basso recano il titolo. Raffigurano per lo scene di genere le cui protagoniste sono giovani donne ritratte in sfarzosi e ricchi abiti orientali, spagnoleggianti o anche costumi seicenteschi adorni di perle e pietre preziose, sempre ritratte in giardini, immerse tra fiori, o in abitazioni raffinate ed eleganti. Spesso il titolo dell'inc. è il nome di una pietra preziosa (The ruby, The pearl, the sapphir, the topaz, the turquoise, the opal...) che risulta sempre essere presente in un gioiello indossato o applicato come ornamento dell'abito. Pubblicazione molto rara e in eccellente stato di conservaz., solo qualche lieve gora marg. ai margini bianchi sup. delle prime 3 cc con rispettive tavole.

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        Die alten Chroniken oder Denkwürdigkeiten der Stadt und Landschaft Zürich von den ältesten Zeiten bis 1820.

      Gr.8°, 1 Bl., 16 S. (Lokal- u. Sachregister), 857 S., 10 S. (Subskripentenverzeichnis), 12 Aquatinta-Radierungen, Privat.-HLwd mit Rückenschild, Teilweise stockfleckig, Kanten etwas berieben, insgesamt kein schlechtes Exemplar. Erste Auflage. Mit hübschen, dekorativen Ansichten: [Zürich] Grosse Stadt, Kleine Stadt( gez. u. gestoch. von Franz Hegi); Eglisau (gez. von J. J. Meyer, gestoch. von Bodmer); weiters Rheinau, Grüningen, Cappel, Greifensee, Küsnacht, Schloss Wädenswil, Kyburg, Töss, Regensberg. Friedrich Vogel (1804-1855). Vogel setzte die chronischen Arbeiten von Bluntschli fort, die dieser 1704 mit «Memorabilia Tigurina» begann. In alphabetischer Reihenfolge werden sowohl Orte wie auch Begriffe, Personen und Ereignisse der Zürcher Geschichte abgehandelt.

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        Principles of the Law of Real Property, Intended As a First Book for the Use of Students in Conveyancing

      The uncommon first edition of a classic work, reaching a 24th edition in 1926, in Holdsworth's words, "the book which made his name as a real property lawyer", ultimately influential in effecting many of the reforms in the 1925 property legislation. 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rubbed, else well-preserved, presentation copy to Lancelot Shadwell, Vice-Chancellor England, with his armorial bookplate. S. Sweet, 1, Chancery Lane, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1845.

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        Alphabet Gothique par Midolle

      N.p., (1845). Octavo. (26)ff. A manuscript alphabet book of calligraphic paintings, signed by the artist. Includes title page, twenty-four letters, and "Fin." A renowned nineteenth-century Swiss calligrapher and miniature-painter, Midolle executed his alphabets in the gothic style of lettering to resemble the text of a medieval manuscript, and often decorated his work elaborately. Although a leading figure in the field of chromolithography, Midolle also handcolored his work in the fashion of the miniature paintings found in fifteenth-century French illuminated books. Entirely hand drawn, Alphabet Gothique is executed in such a style, with each elaborately detailed letter rendered in bright colors that have retained their vibrancy to a remarkable degree. Multi-colored flowers, birds, and serpents are prevalent as compositional motifs, intertwined with the letters themselves. & & Bound in brown morocco with a cover design by noted American collector Cornelius Hauck. The design depicts an oak tree in brown and green morocco onlays. The tree is situated behind three arched and spired portals in gilt that suggest a cathedral. The spine also incorporates portions of the design. Gilt dentelles and silk endpapers complete this handsome binding, which is a fitting complement to the exquisite artwork inside. A.e.g. Very fine.

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        Craft and Royal Arch Tracing Boards

      1845. A Fine Mid Nineteenth-Century Masonic BindingContaining Five Exquisitely Hand-Colored Lithographed PlatesDepicting Craft and Royal Arch Tracing Boards[MASONIC BINDING]. HARRIS, John. [Craft and Royal Arch Tracing Boards. London: ca. 1845].Blank book. Octavo (9 1/16 x 5 1/2 inches; 230 x 141 mm.). [124] leaves of ruled paper. Five hand-colored lithographed plates depicting tracing boards. The plates are signed: “Fr. Jo. Harris inv. et fecit” (first and third plates); “Fr. Jo. Harris inv. et fecit. No. 8. Strand LONDON” (second plate); “By Ino. Harris. 10 Sidmouth St Regent Square London” (fourth plate); “Des. & Drawn on Stone by Com. J Harris P.Z. Published the 8 April 1844. Ent. Sta. Hall” (fifth plate).Contemporary dark purple hard-grain morocco. Covers decoratively tooled in gilt with single gilt fillet border and gilt Masonic emblems, smooth spine divided into seven compartments with gilt lettering in one compartment and gilt Masonic emblems in the remaining six compartments, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, light blue moiré silk endleaves. With the original brass lock. A spectacular example of a mid nineteenth-century Masonic binding.“John Harris (1791-1873) was a talented artist of the early 19th century who was famous for his works in watercolours and miniature paintings. He specialised in watercolour illustrations for books (architecture, geography, etc), and exhibited at the Royal Academy as early as 1810. The British Museum possesses one of his pieces. John started his Masonic career in 1818, when he was initiated in London. The Duke of Sussex, Grand Master of the ‘United Free And Accepted Masons Of England’ in 1814, valued his works and it is assumed that the Duke commissioned John to harmonise the Tracing Boards by creating one official model for each degree. After dedicating all his strengths to his art, he unfortunately lost his vision but, despite this, continued to look after his invalid wife. From 1856 until his death, he was a dependent of the ‘Royal Masonic Benelovent [sic] Institution’” (Tracing Boards at Zetlandhalldotcom).Inscribed in ink ca. 1950 on the verso of the front free endpaper: “The Property of/Worshipful Bro. Jack Joseph Past Master of the Barnato Lodge 2265 joining Member of Old Owens Lodge 4440. Companion of Barnato Chapter 2265. First D.C. Old Owen’s Chapter 4440. The illustrations in this volume (5 in/all) depict the 5 tracing boards. The 3 first representing the 3 degrees of Craft masonry & the last 2 representing Royal Arch Chapter. They were drawn about 1844 as will be gathered by the date on the last board. Their workmanship is exquisite, it needs no praise or elaboration. The artist, one J. Harris, who was a P.M, P.[?] was also a printer & it is evident that he made a super effort in the execution of these illustrations. Their beauty is only equaled by their interest and extreme rarity. It is doubtful whether outside Museums & Libraries such choice specimens could be obtained or seen, & apart from their rarity of Masonic Interest, they are exceedingly scarce as items of early litho-graphic interest. Almost, one could describe them as unique. Their possession is a matter of intense gratification. Jack Joseph.”

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        Commentaire Sur la Constitution des Etats-Unis Traduit

      1845. Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. Odent, Paul, Editor and Translator. Commentaire Sur la Constitution des Etats-Unis Traduit du Commentaire de J. Story, Professeur de Droit a L'Universite de Harvard, Et Augmente des Observations de Mm. Jefferson, Rawle, De Tocqueville, Etc., Et de Notes Sur la Jurisprudence et L'Organisation Judicaire, par Paul Odent, Docteur en Droit, Avocat a la Cour Royale de Paris, Ancien Avocat aux Conseils du Roi et a la Cour de Cassation. Paris: Joubert, 1845. Two volumes. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter sheep over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, a few minor nicks to spines, corners bumped. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing, internally clean. A handsome copy of an uncommon title. * Reissue of the first French edition (1843) with a slightly different title. (The first is entitled Commentaire Sur la Constitution Federale des Etats-Unis.) The first complete translation into a foreign language, it is taken from Story's first abridged edition (1833). Along with Franz Joseph Buss's Uber die Verfassungs-Urkunde der Vereinigten Staaten von Nord Amerika. Historischer Teil, Nach Story's Commentarien Bearbeitet (1838), Odent's preface is an important source of information on the European reception of Story's work and the American Constitution. In addition to original notes Odent added relevant commentary by Jefferson, Rawle, Tocqueville and others and discussed aspects of the American government that could be adopted in Europe. OCLC locates 2 copies in North American law libraries (University of Alabama and University of Michigan). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2918.

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

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

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        Sebastopol eller Malacoff-Taarnets Indtagelse equestrisk Pantomime i 1 Act, udføres af c. 100 Personer tilhest og tilfods i Manegen og paa Theatret.

      København: 22. Februar ?. Hippodomen. 86 x 62,5 cm.. Hippodromen lå i Nørregade i København. Den blev indviet i 1845 og blev senere til Folketeatret. Her blev der også holdt mange skelsættende møder, bl.a. i de bevægede martsdage i 1848

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        Matrikel öfver Hernösands stift, upprättad.

      Härnösand, J. Svedbom, 1845. 4:o. (12),124,(15,1 blank,7,1 blank,2) s. Häftad och oskuren i samtida gråpappersomslag. Delvis ouppskuren. Mycket fint ex. från Östanå.. Ågren Svensk biografisk uppslagslitteratur 907. Marklund Övre Norrland i litteraturen 1512. Ett supplement utkom två år senare. Tidigare matriklar hade utkommit 1818 och 1830. F. M. Franzén var fortfarande biskop i stiftet som omfattade större delen av Norrland inklusive lappmarksmissionen

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        Über eine wesentliche Verbesserung der katoptrischen Mikroskope.

      Prague, Borrosch & André, 1845. Offprint from Abhandlungen der Königliche Böhmische Gesellschaft der Wissenshaften, 5th series, volume 4. Large 4to. Original printed wrappers. 38 pp. (including titlepage) and 6 lithographic plates.. First edition of the definitive work on the catadioptric microscope. Clay & Court, p.235

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        Tavole anatomiche ad uso dei pittori, scultori ed altri artisti di Giambatt. Sabattini. Disegnate dal Prof. G. Guizzardi .

      Stabilimento Civelli e C. In 4, pp. 50 circa. Legat. coeva m. tela, piatti marmorizzati con due piccolissime abrasioni alla parte ant. e alla parte post. XXVI tavv.numerate incise a tutta pagina da Antonio Gajani su disegno di Guizzardi con note esplicative a lato: dalla tav. V i soggetti anatomici sono raffigurati sia al tratto che in chiaroscuro: dalla tav. XIII sono presenti due figure per tavola Vignette su legni come finalini in molte tavv. Piccola mancanza al margine inf. della nota esplicativa alla Tav. X. Rarissime e lievi fiorit. in alcune pp. per lo pi? nel testo, per il resto vol. in ottime condizioni.

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        Monumenti e munificenze di Sua Maestà la Principessa Imperiale Maria Luigia, Arciduchessa d'Austria, Duchessa di Parma, Piacenza e Guastalla. Opera pubblicata per cura del Suo Gran Maggiordomo S. E. il Conte Carlo di Bombelles, Consigliere intimo e Ciamberlano di S. M. I. R. A. , Gran Croce e Cavaliere di più Ordini da cui degnò accettarla l'Augusta Regnante.

      Cm. 29,5 x 42; legatura d'epoca in mezza pelle con fregi a secco al piatto e titoli oro al dorso.60 tavole litografiche di vedute tirate in color sepppia e 9 tavole di medaglie per un totale di 69 tavole.Le tavole sono accompagnate da testi di Amadio Ronchini in italiano, tedesco e francese.Le litografie sono basate sui disegni dal vero di Pietro Mazza, del Naudin e del Drugman.La riproduzione litografica, per la gran parte, è di Isidore Laurent Deroy.Danni alle cuffie, dorso staccato per cm. 10, tracce di usura ai piatti, mancano le sguardie, fioriture diffuse: in complesso discreto.L'opera è forse la più bella dell'Ottocento parmigiano ed è ormai rarissima da trovarsi integra.

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