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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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        FELIX ON THE BAT : being a scientific enquiry 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 Marylebone Club, 1845.

      Baily Brothers 1845. . 4to (c 10 x 8 inches), pp(ii),40,(ii),(6 page publishers catalogue). 10 full-page lithographs, 7 coloured. A tight copy with gilt good on the front cover. Some staining to rear cover. Internally foxed and, as is often the case with this book, some staining to plates, particularly those of batting positions. However, a decent copy of the first edition. Padwick 397. The first book on cricket to be illustrated with coloured lithographs. The third edition is smaller and omits the uncoloured plates, which appear as illustrations in the text. The front free endpaper has two inscriptions. One is the signature of its first owner, Chas. Hore, dated July 1845, so presumably he bought it on publication. There is also a presentation inscription of a later era: 'To Sam Gleaves. A little appreciation from one cricket worker to another, much better and bigger - with sincere regards. W.J.Bagguley August 1923.' A W.Bagguley played for Derbyshire in 1905, and it is also a known name in Staffordshire, but I cannot place Gleaves.

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        Carlstads stifts herdaminne.

      I-III. Karlstad, G. Wallencrona, 1845-49. 8:o. 372 + 291 + 368 s. Tre tämligen nötta samtida hfrbd med guldornerade ryggar och grönsprängda snitt. Tidningsbevillningsstplr. Inlagorna genomgående lager- och småfläckiga. Fuktfläckar i övre marginalen fram till s. 54 i del I och på s. 223-325 i del III. En liten reva i övre marginalen på s. 185 i del I och i nedre marginalen på s. 205 i del III. Med Sven Löfqvists och J. O. Nauclérs exlibris samt i den sista delen även en gammal tillskrift: "Geijer".. Ågren Svensk biografisk uppslagslitteratur 934. Av en oftast bortskuren text i övre marginalen framgår att arbetet utkom som bihang till "Carlstads stifts-tidning". Hammarin hade 1841 utgivit en matrikel över stiftet

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        NAPOLI E I LUOGHI CELEBRI DELLE SUE VICINANZE.

      NAPOLI e i luoghi celebri delle sue vicinanze. Napoli, Nobile, 1845. Due volumi in 4to; pp. 12n.nn., 542; 602, 22, 1 con indice delle tavole. Opera pubblicata in occasione del Settimo Congresso Scientifico degli Italiani. Scritti di Stanislao d?Aloe, Raffaele D?Ambra, Mariano d?Ayala, Carlo Bonucci, Cesare Dalbono, Francesco Puoti, Bernardo Quaranta. 25 tavole disegnate da Achille Vianelli e Giacinto Gigante e litografate da Wenzel e Zezon. 3 tavole spieghevoli: carta della Città di Napoli, carta dei Contorni di Napoli, carta di Pompei. Questa iconografia che raffigura i più artistici e celebrati monumenti e luoghi della capitale, conferisce all?opera un?aria romantica insuperata. Il testo dà una fedele idea della città di Napoli, delle sue vicende artistiche, scientifiche, letterarie. La politica, l?agricoltura, l?economia, l?industria. Tela editoriale, dorsi con titolo e fregi in oro.

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        A Treatise on Corns, Bunions, the Diseases of Nails, and the general management of the feet.

      8vo, pp. xxiv, 196, and 6 hand-coloured lithographed plates from drawings by Alexander Durlacher. Original mauve cloth, faded to brown (as usual?), rebacked preserving most of the original spine, yellow endpapers replaced, paper very slightly browned in the margins, uncut edges, a very good copy. Bookplates of C.J. Peacock and J. Colin Dagnall, the historian of the subject.

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        The Tabernacle in the Wilderness; The Shadow of Heavenly Things

      Samuel Bagster and Sons London: Samuel Bagster and Sons, 1845. Fourth edition. Hardcover. g. Folio. [2], II, 37, [1]pp. Original decorative cloth with gold lettering on front cover. Frontispiece protected with a tissue guard. Remarkable work on the Tabernacle, the portable sanctuary in which the Jews carried the Ark of the Covenant through the desert. This book is exquisitely illustrated with four engravings hand-colored and inlaid with gold silver and brass according to the Texts of Scripture. Each engraving is protected with a tissue-guard. Rubbing and sporadic abrasions along edges of binding. Covers age-toned and partly soiled. Hinges starting. Previous owner's inscription dated 1848 on free front endpaper. Moderate and sporadic foxing throughout. Slight age-toning along paper margin. Binding in overall fair, interior in good+, plates in very good condition.

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        Histoire du consulat et de l'Empire,faisant suite a l'Histoire de Revolution Française. Tomi I-X, Bruxelles, n.m. (Fontana-Le Monnier), 1845

      12 x 18, ril. coeva mz. pelle bleu con titoli in oro ai dorsi, che hanno piccoli danni, con qualche macchiolina.( il tomo VIII ha nelle ultime pag. pesanti traccie di umidità con maldestri tentativi di restauro. A parte cio' l'opera si presenta abbastanza bene. Il primo vol. viene stampato nel 1845, l'ultimo nel 1864. I tomi 9 e 10 sono entrambi in due vol., quindi abbiamo un totale 12 vol. per 10 tomi. Le pp. 622+ 774+ 688+ 939+ 754+ 787+ 866+ 896+ ( tomo 9 in due vol. tot. pp.1060 ) + (Tomo 10 in due vol. tot. pag.977 ) Opera rigorosa . Testi in francese . Ricchi indici .

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        Recumbent peasant: pencil on paper, signature at lower left "B C Koek Koek" in another hand

      ClEves Prussia ca. 1845 [ClËves, Prussia?], ca. 1845. Image 7 x 7 inches, attractively matted and framed to 13-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches overall. . . BEnEzit, V, pp. 284-5 . An attractive drawing of a reposeful man in rural dress, probably a study for one of the artist's paintings of country life. Notes BEnEzit, "[He] occupies an interesting place in the Dutch school of the 19th century": the son of an Amsterdam Acedemician, and married to the daughter of the painter Daiwaille, Koekkoek (1803-1862) founded an academy of painting at Cleves in 1841, exhibited widely, won medals, sold well, and in his relatively brief career established a name for himself as a landscape painter of such eminence that among those comissioning his pictures was the King of Holland

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        Black-Eyed Susan; or, the Sailor's Bride. A Nautical Romance

      London: Edward Lloyd 1845 London: Edward Lloyd, 1845. Second edition (?), bound from 25 penny parts. 2 vols in 1 vols., 8vo. Steel-engraved frontispiece and title page on India paper, 25 wood- engraved illustrations to text; [ii], 198 pp. Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, recently rebacked, gilt-lettered spine, boards worn, front free endpaper ragged, small hole through frontispiece (not touching image), frontispiece and engraved title neatly repaired on verso, some staining and browning throughout, withall a very good copy. Medcraft 78; Summers, p. 248 (this edition only); not in James & Smith; OCLC locates one copy . Medcraft, calling this a second edition, notes "A first edition was issued around 1840, but I cannot, so far, trace a copy." The author's name, undoubtedly a pseudonym meant to associate the work with Captain Marryat, is taken from the engraved title. [Bound with:] [RYMER, James Malcolm]. The First False Step. A Novel. London: Edward Lloyd, 1846. 22 wood-engraved illustrations to text; [ii], 174 pp. First edition, bound from 22 penny parts. Ono 122; James & Smith 551; Summers, p. 325; Medcraft 98. Summers and Medcraft attribute the second work to Thomas Peckett Prest. The section title ascribes the work to the author of VARNEY, THE VAMPYRE, now generally attributed to Rymer

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        Stämpel-bok och hammarskatts-längd för stångjerns-smidet vid svenska jernbruken; innefattande tillika åtskilliga uppgifter angående jern- och stål-manufactur-verken m.m.

      Utgifven 1845. A. H. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1845. Folio. (2),104 s. Med mängder av stämpelavbildningar i texten. Häftad i samtida gråpappomslag. Ryggen blekt och några småfläckar på omslaget. Delvis sprucken i häftningen mellan s. 12-13. Bra ex. från Ericsberg.. Sammanställd av bergsrådet Adolf Hallgren (1791-1864), vars initialer återfinns tryckta på titelbladet

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        Short ALS "Making Amends". N.p., n.d.. [Paris, c.1845]

      Paris: Delacroix, 1845 Short ALS "Making Amends". N.p., n.d.. [c.1845]. 8vo., 1 page in dark blue ink. Trans. "Feb. 27 / My dear Sir, / Please come next Thursday March 4 & have dinner with us to right all the unavoidable wrongs that happened three months ago. You will be among known faces & everyone will be happy to see you. / With my sincere devotion, / E Delacroix". Orig. "Ce 27 fév. / Mon cher Monsieur, / Venez donc jeudi prochain 4 mars diner avec nous pour vous dédommager des tords que nous a fait il y a trois mois la force des choses. Vous trouvez les figures qui vous connaissez et tout le monde heureux de vous voir. / Recevez l'expression de mon sincère dévouement, / E Delacroix. In generally fine condition. Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix [1798 - 1863]. French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. His use of expressive brushstrokes & his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists, while his passion for the exotic inspired the artists of the Symbolist movement. A fine lithographer, Delacroix illustrated various works of William Shakespeare, Walter Scott & Goethe. Delacroix took for his inspiration the art of Rubens & painters of the Venetian Renaissance, with an attendant emphasis on colour & movement rather than clarity of outline & carefully modeled form. Delacroix was also inspired by Lord Byron, with whom he shared a strong identification with the "forces of the sublime", of nature in often violent action. In the words of Baudelaire, "Delacroix was passionately in love with passion, but coldly determined to express passion as clearly as possible.".. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters & Documents.

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        Antelope Shooting [20]

      [London: Henry Bohn, 1845]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by McGahey, printed by Day & Haghe. Image size: 12 1/8 x 17 5/8 inches. 16 3/16 x 22 3/8 inches. A fine image from Catlin's 'North American Indian Portfolio', one of the most important accounts of Native American life. "These beautiful and delicate little animals seem to be endowed, like many other 'gentle and sweet-breathing creatures', with an undue share of curiosity...; and the hunter who wishes to entrap them easily does so without taking the trouble of travelling after them. For this purpose, when he has been discovered by them, he has only to elevate above the tops of the grass, on the point of an arrow or his ramrod stuck in the ground, a little red or yellow flag, the lightness of which will keep it trembling in the wind, to which they are sure to advance, though with great coyness and caution; whilst the hunter lies close, at a little distance to the right or the left, with his rifle or bow in his hand... In the landscape view in this plate, (which... is a picture from Nature,) a striking resemblance is seen to the noble Park scenery in England; and the resemblance is forcibly heightened by the group that is dancing over it." Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being". In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian". He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. A selection of the greatest of images from this record were published in the North American Indian Portfolio in an effort to reach as wide an audience as possible. The present image is one of the results of this publishing venture and is both a work of art of the highest quality and a fitting memorial to a vanished way of life. Abbey Travel 653; Field Indian Bibliography 258; Howes C-243; McCracken 10; Sabin 11532; Wagner-Camp 105a:1.

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        Macrizi`s Geschichte der Copten. Aus den Handschriften zu Gotha und Wien mit Übersetzung und Anmerkungen. Aus dem dritten Bande der Abhandlung der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen

      Göttingen, Dieterich 1845.. 142 S., 1 Bl., 35 paginierte Bll. mit arabischem Text. Lwd. d. Zt. 26,5 x 21,5 cm.

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        Do Not Mingle, One Human Feeling : Air, Sung By Madame Malibran In The Opera La Sonnambula At The Theatres Royal Drury Lane & Covent Garden

      Boosey & Co, London. Third Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [ca. 1845]. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 7 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647011.

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        Condylura Cristata (Common Star-Nose Mole) [Plate 69]

      J.T. Bowen Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1845. unbound. very good(+). Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 21.25" x 27.25".From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". A few small tears to edges. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        Atlas von LXXVIII Platen, behoorende bij de Handleiding tot Kennis der Waterbouwkunde.

      Te Breda, 1845. Folio. Cont.hcalf. Back worn. Plates fine. Containing 78 fine lithogr. plates. Description of the illustr. in small folio, 12 pp

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        Recopilacion de Leyes de la Nueva Granada, Formada I Publicada

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

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        THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY

      Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1845. Second Edition. A Fine Copy of Jardine in Marvelous Morocco,Color-Coded To Reflect Various Animal Groups 165 x 105 mm (6 1/2 x 4 1/8"). 40 volumes. VERY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY HALF MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, THE VOLUMES BOUND IN FOUR DIFFERENT COLORS TO REFLECT THE VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM (the 14 volumes on birds bound in red, the 13 volumes on mammals in dark green, the seven volumes on insects in dark blue, and the six volumes on fish in deep purple), all the volumes with gilt-decorated raised bands, spines uniformly gilt in compartments with lozenge centerpiece composed of drawer handle stamps and enclosing a small flower, the whole surrounded by triangular scrolling cornerpieces, marbled edges (sides and endpapers not uniform--by design: the mammals and fish with watered silk covers, the birds and insects with buckram; the mammals, fish, and insects with tartan endpapers, the birds with an unusual maze-like design). WITH A TOTAL OF 1,360 ZOOLOGICAL PLATES, INCLUDING 1,280 PLATES OF VARIOUS ANIMALS, ALL BUT A FEW HAND COLORED, along with 40 engraved frontispiece portraits of noted zoologists and 40 (mostly uncolored) engraved title pages, (one fish engraving mentioned in the list of plates, but apparently not issued, since no text relating to it appears), all but a very few of the engravings with original tissue guards. Front pastedowns with armorial bookplate of Edward Salvin Bowlby. Nissen 4708; Wood, pp. 405-06; Zimmer, p. 326. Just the most minor rubbing to leather extremities, slight chafing or soiling here and there to cloth boards, trivial imperfections internally, but AN EXTRAORDINARILY APPEALING SET IN VERY FINE CONDITION, the bindings especially bright, almost without wear, and most pleasing on the shelf, and the text remarkably smooth, clean, and fresh, with virtually no signs of use. This famous collection of writings on natural history and on naturalists, augmented by more than 1,300 (mostly colored) engravings, was issued in individual volumes from 1833-43; the present set is a very early reprint of the completed 40-volume work. The book's general editor, Jardine (1800-74), also wrote about a third of the volumes, mostly on birds and fish. Wood says that it is "a remarkable little library of early nineteenth-century zoology, as well as a brief account of the lives of the chief zoologists of all time." The plates here feature figures of animals that are fully colored against an uncolored background, an arrangement that makes the species under discussion stand out as more clearly delineated. Complete sets with all of the plates, like this one, are not so readily available as in the past. And because the attractive engravings have meant that the work has frequently been the victim of affectionate destruction, sets that are both clean internally and in contemporary bindings in excellent condition are especially rare. This is all the more true in the case of sets bound in attractive leather. The present copy is extraordinary because it still opens stiffly, indicating that it has experienced very little use, and because it is bound so distinctively: we have never seen this work--or any multi-volume work like it, for that matter--bound in such a way as to reflect its various sections of content with varying colors of leather (though compare how color is used to differentiate content in bindings described in items #2 and #9, above). Our set comes from the library of Victorian gentleman Edward Salvin Bowlby (1830-1902), a barrister who served as High Sheriff of Hertfordshire.

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        Kiel. Kolor. eiweißgeh. Lithographie nach W. Saxesen bei Baerentzen. Kiel, Cetti-Rompano, um 1845. 23 x 33,5 cm.

      Klose-Martius 132.- Auf papier montiert.

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        Map of Texas from the most recent authorities

      Philadelphia.: C.S. Williams.. Copyright 1845. [ 1846].. Handcolored map, lithograph, 12 1/4 x 15 inches including decorative border on sheet 13 3/4 x 17 3/8 inches. Light toning and soiling to margins, couple of very light soiling spots in image, overall very good condition. A desirable map of the recently admitted state of Texas, this from an 1846 edition of Mitchell's New Universal Atlas (with a plate number of 35 outside the neat line). The copyright line at lower left reads: "Entered, according to Act of Congress in the year 1845, by C.S. Williams, in the Clerk's office of the district court of the eastern district of Pennsylvania." There is no date under the title and publishing information at lower right of the map. The inset map "Texas North of Red River" extends to the Rio Grande del Norte, with New Mexico beyond. Only the lower right section of this map "Summer Range of the Comanches" is handcolored, the rest of the inset remains uncolored. .

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        George Cruikshank's Table Book

      London: Published at the Punch Office, 1845. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 8vo. viii, 284pp. Binding by Bayntum of Bath (signed) of half crimson calf. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt; gilt lettering label; red cloth sides; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout with in-text b&w illustrations and full page plates by Cruikshank. Hinges neatly and professionally mended, spine rubbed especially at the bands, else a very good copy with a fine text block. Bound in is a handwritten letter on blue paper from Cruikshank to his friend Blanchard Jerrold, author and journalist: "I have been hoping you would call..." Unsigned but with an illustration in place of a thin man in tails, bearing a close resemblance to Cruikshank--a self portrait?

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        The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year in

      New York: Published by Harper & Brothers, No. 82 Cliff-Street, 1845. First American edition, variant title page without " Bookhout. Sc.". 8vo. Decorative headpiece of "The Chimes. A Goblin Story" with goblins. Text in double columns. 31, [1, blank] pp. Later quarter blue calf and blue cloth. Fine, text toned slightly. Gimbel A87, Eckel pp 121-2 . First American edition of Dickens' second Christmas Story, published the same year as the English edition

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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845 [text]; London: Wiley & Putnam, 1845 [atlas]. 6 volumes (text: 5 vols.; atlas: 1 vol.), quarto. (12 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches). Text: half-titles. Portrait, 64 plates, 9 maps, numerous vignettes; atlas: letterpress title and contents page otherwise engraved throughout, 5 folding maps backed onto linen (1 hand-coloured). Expertly bound to style in black straight-grained morocco gilt, covers with double- fillet gilt borders, (text) spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, (atlas) the flat spine lettered longitudinally in gilt, marbled endpapers. First "unofficial" quarto edition of the narrative of the first American naval exploring expedition: one of only 150 copies printed (only 100 of which were for sale), here with a very rare variant of the atlas volume with a London imprint. The importance of the Wilkes Expedition, the first United States scientific expedition by sea, cannot be overstated. Wilkes' six ships ranged from Tierra del Fuego, Chile, and Peru, to Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Singapore. "The chief fields of exploration in this expedition were the coast of the Antarctic continent, the islands of the Pacific Ocean, and the American northwest coast. In total, some 280 islands of the Pacific and adjacent waters and 800 miles of streams and coasts in the Oregon country were surveyed and 1600 miles of the coast of Antarctica were charted" (Hill). Perhaps the expedition's most notable achievements were the extensive survey of the American northwest coast and the exploration of the Antarctic coast, which finally proved "the existence of the seventh continent. Equally important, the Expedition collected and described natural history specimens from all parts of the globe - specimens that eventually came to the fledgling Smithsonian Institution, making it the National Museum of the United States. In a wider sense, the Expedition led to the emergence of the United States as a naval and scientific power with worldwide interests" (Magnificent Voyagers, p.9). The publication of Wilkes's narrative is complex, though well described by Haskell in his bibliography of the expedition's publications. The first issue of the first edition (Haskell 1), called by Haskell the "official edition," was published in November or December 1844, appeared in quarto format, with the title bearing the imprint of the printer Sherman and dated 1844. Only 100 copies of this issue were authorized and ordered by Congress, of which 25 were destroyed in a fire. This original "official" issue was almost exclusively used for presentation to states and foreign governments and is virtually never seen on the market: "virtually all copies are in institutional libraries" (Rosove). In January 1845, Wilkes, who had retained the copyright for his narrative ("to protect my reputation, being unwilling that a garbled edition should be printed by others") had published the first "unofficial" edition (Haskell 2A). This quarto edition is identical in every respect to the first official edition, with the exception of a change in wording to the half-title (i.e. without "By authority of Congress") and with the title bearing the date 1845 and with Lea and Blanchard's imprint on the title recto with Sherman's imprint moved to the verso. Only 150 copies of this issue were printed, which according to Wilkes was "for the purpose of presentation to my friends and for sale to those who should desire a book of that size." Wilkes would retain for presentation twenty-five copies of this issue, while a further twenty-five sets were used to replace copies of the "official" issue destroyed by fire; the remaining 100 were available for sale [present set]. In the same year as the first "unofficial" issue, an edition of 1000 copies was published for wider, more public distribution(Haskell 2B). This issue appeared in large octavo format and with the text completely reset in smaller type, with some textual changes. It is this edition of the narrative which is generally encountered in today's marketplace. Each of the above issues were accompanied by an atlas. Haskell lists four issues or editions of the atlas: three corresponding to the above three issues (Haskell 16, quarto "official" issue, 100 copies printed; Haskell 17A, quarto "unofficial" issue, 150 copies printed; Haskell 17B, imperial octavo "unofficial" issue, 1000 copies printed); and the fourth (Haskell 18), and perhaps the rarest, bearing a London imprint [as the present example]. Haskell records but one known copy of this London issue. Haskell 2A (text) & 18 (atlas); Hill 1866; Howes W414, "b"; Rosove 353.A2; Spence 1262; Tweney Washington 83.

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        NARRATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION. DURING THE YEARS 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1845.. Five text volumes plus atlas. Plates and maps. Quarto. Original gilt cloth, text volumes and atlas expertly rebacked, retaining original backstrips; new endpapers. Occasional minor soiling of boards, several corners and edges worn. Slight age-toning (particularly at outer edges), occasional instances of light foxing and soiling, else internally very clean. Three maps in atlas torn at folds and detached from volume, two other maps with a few clean tears, one map with 1 x 4-inch tear in upper corner (affecting printed area). A very good set. This is the first regularly available trade edition of the narrative of the expedition, preceded only by the extremely rare official edition and the further printing of 150 copies made for gifts. The Wilkes expedition was the first United States scientific expedition by sea, working mainly in the Pacific Ocean. Wilkes sailed along the Antarctic continent and throughout the islands of the South Pacific, visited the Hawaiian Islands in 1840, and explored the northwest coast of America in 1841. The expedition was made up of a number of notable American scientists, and their botanical, natural history, and geological findings are included. HOWES W414, "aa." STREETER SALE 3324. TWENEY 89, 83. HILL 1867. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 17646. HASKELL 2B. SABIN 103994. FORBES HAWAII 1574. ROSOVE ANTARCTIC 353. FERGUSON 4209. COWAN, p.683.

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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition,

      Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard,, 1845. during the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 … With Illustrations and Maps. In Five Volumes. 5 volumes, medium octavo. Original publisher's brown vertical fine-ribbed cloth, American arms in gilt on front cover and in blind on rear cover, spines blindstamped, lettered gilt and with large gilt anchor at foot. 11 maps, 10 folding, nearly 300 woodcut illustrations in text including numerous examples of native (principally South Seas) music and sketch maps; tables and appendices, general index at end. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front pastedowns. Spines a little worn at head and foot, corners bumped and one corner worn, some marking to sides, small amount of worm to lower outer corner of first few leaves of vol. 2 not affecting text, a good set in unrestored original condition. Third Edition overall. In smaller format than the imperial octavo edition of the same year, this edition was reprinted from stereos of that edition but without the plates or accompanying atlas and with 47 woodcuts substituted for the steel vignettes. The text is complete, with no abridgement; the edition was 3000 copies. Wilkes's expedition explored the American Pacific coasts, the islands of the South Pacific and Antarctica, marking an important step in the growth of American self-reliance. Until this date, the American navy was still using British maps. As originally conceived in 1828, the expedition was merely intended to promote commerce and protect American investments in the whaling and sealing industries in the South Seas. By the time the expedition set off in 1836, its crew augmented with a body of scientists and draughtsmen including Titian Ramsey Peale, Horatio Hale, James Drayton and Alfred Agate (but not Nathaniel Hawthorne who had applied but been turned down), it had acquired the additional desire "to extend the bounds of science, and promote the acquisition of knowledge". Among the expedition's numerous accomplishments were the first rigorous survey of Antarctica, the best map of the California coast to date, a collection of 50,000 plant and animal samples, 5,000 anthropological samples (including clothing and pottery), and one of the finest collections of coral samples in the world, now at the Smithsonian.

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        Salon de 1845

      Paris: Jules Labitte, 1845 72 pages. Reliure en maroquin noir janséniste, dos à 4 nerfs, doublure de maroquin grenat serti d'un filet doré, gardes de soie grenat, tranches dorées sur témoins. Relié par Noulhac avec sa couverture en parfait état. Page de titre avec une légère rousseur, sinon les pages intérieures sont en parfaite condition. ÉDITION ORIGINALE D'UNE TRÈS GRANDE RARETÉ, publiée sous le nom de Baudelaire Dufaÿs. Inclut dans un boitier. Photos disponible sur demande.

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        [Paris & Romantisme] Le Diable à Paris

      Paris: Chez J. Hetzel, 1845. relié. grand in-8 (19,5cm x 27cm). Ouvrage illustré hors-texte de 212 gravures sur bois de Gavarni, à l'exception des 4 dernières qui sont de Bertall, ainsi que de 800 vignettes in texte. Exemplaire de premier tirage. On notera l'étonnante diversité typographique en matière d'illustration (encadrements de texte, cul-de-lampe...). Les bois de Gavarni légendés et satiriques constituent une incroyable profusion illustrative, comme une précoce bande dessinée. Demi chagrin rouge d'époque. Dos à faux nerfs orné de filets à froid et dorés. Dos du tome I légèrement éclairci. Une restauration au coin en marge droite de la page de titre du tome I. Quelques frottements, sinon bel exemplaire. Intérieur de l'ouvrage impeccable et très frais. Rare dans cette condition. Livre extraordinaire et typiquement romantique, le Diable à Paris réunit des textes à la signature prestigieuse (la philosophie de la vie conjugale de Balzac ; Mimi Pinson de Musset...) et les dote d'une illustration abondante. Ce type de livre fait suite au succès énorme que rencontra les Physiologies et qui croque des caractères parisiens au moral et au physique. Le premier tome est précédé d'une histoire de Paris par Lavallée et le second d'une géographie de Paris (en fin de volume Statistiques de Paris). Ce tableau de la capitale est des plus intéressants car il précède les grands bouleversements que va connaître Paris sous le second empire. - Chez J. Hetzel, Paris _1845-1846, grand in-8 (19,5cm x 27cm), 2 tomes reliés. - Paris & Romantisme 2 tomes reliés

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        [Romantisme] Petites misères de la vie conjugale

      S.l. [Paris]: S.n. [Chlendowski], 1845. relié. Grd. in 8 (16,5x25cm). Edition originale, et unique édition de ce fleuron du livre illustré romantique. Elle est abondamment illustrée de gravures sur bois d'après Bertall, 50 hors-texte, dont le frontispice, et 310 vignettes. Demi chagrin vert sapin d'époque. Dos à faux-nerfs orné de caissons à froid. Frottements en tête et aux mors. Exemplaire remarquablement frais, avec de très rares et petites piqûres, parfois en marge haute, sur un papier bien blanc. "Livre illustré avec esprit par Bertall, dont les compositions complètent à merveille un texte plein d'humour. Il n'y a eu qu'une seule édition qui est fort rare." (Carteret III, 48). Balzac serait croqué à trois reprises dans cet ouvrage qui reçut les foudres du lectorat féminin pour sa mysogynie. - S.n. [Chlendowski], S.l. [Paris] _1845 S.d., Grd. in 8 (16,5x25cm), 392pp., relié. - Romantisme relié

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        A History of British Birds

      London: John van Voorst,, 1845. Illustrated by 535 Wood-Engravings. In Three Volumes. Second Edition. 3 volumes, octavo (215 × 130 mm). Late nineteenth-century red straight-grain morocco, spines gilt in compartments, double raised bands gilt with green onlay, marbled endpapers, triple-line rules to boards, flower cornerpieces, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Two blanks interleaved between each chapter. Wood engravings throughout. Charming late-Victorian New Year's card featuring an owl tipped-in to front free endpaper of volume I. A superb set, handsomely bound. Second edition. With the bookplates of Dudley C. Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth, Liberal politician and noted dog breeder responsible for the golden retriever. This set is interleaved with two extra blanks between each chapter, and what are presumably Baron Tweedmouth's comments on many of the blanks and occasionally to the text leaves. These include notes on the birds' appearances and habits, quotations from various sources, and recollections from his youth. Of the kite he writes that, "its flight even in those early days made a great impression on my fancy – I well remember Bennet my keeper, giving one into my hands, which he had either shot or trapped". In another chapter, "A pair of the Eagle Owl were kept in a large cage, or small aviary, at Easton Neston, Towcester for some years during my father's residence there, they were quite tame & harmless & would eat almost anything and everything". A very attractive set with a nice association.

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        A History of British Birds 3 Volumes + Supplement

      London: John Van Voorst, 1845.. Second Edition. Very Good. Royal 8vo Original publisher's cloth, with 535 wood-engravings, pp:587; 655; 65; supplement pp 53 + publisher's list dated December 1845. Binding is firm and contents are clean and crisp with no inscriptions or annotations. Minor stains to covers. Multiple volumes which will require extra shipping.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères Exotiques

      Paris: F Savy. 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. [1845]. [Reprint]. Half-leather cover. 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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        THE ESSAYS. [and] WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS

      London: William Pickering, 1845. Made by Cobden-Sanderson's Hands, andEssentially Untouched by Anyone Else's 168 x 105 mm (6 5/8 x 4 1/8"). 2 p.l., xxvi, [iv], 355, [1] pp. The volume edited by Basil Montagu; "Wisdom of the Ancients" translated by Arthur Gorges. IMMENSELY PLEASING RED STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO BY T. J. COBDEN-SANDERSON (stamp-signed and dated 1890 on rear turn-in), cover with plain gilt fillet border, raised bands, SPINE BEAUTIFULLY TOOLED IN GILT, the compartments with gracefully interlaced vines accented with small dots (Pattern No. 92, Tools 5m and 7j), gilt titling in second and third panels, date at the foot, turn-ins with leafy frame employing the same tools and with the rarely used seed pod (Tool 3i) at the center of each vertical side, all edges gilt with simple stippled gauffering. In a modern suede-lined red morocco folding box with black label. Elaborate woodcut frame on title page, Pickering emblem on verso of last leaf, woodcut initials and headpieces, and botanical tailpieces. Front free endpaper inscribed "To Dorothy Tennant / from Sidney Colvin / June 1890" (see below). Keynes, p. 40; Tidcombe 104 (for the binding). Small faint spot on lower cover (just smaller than the size of a dime), but A SPECTACULAR COPY IN A LOVELY BINDING, the leather exceptionally lustrous, and the text with no signs of use. Any binding produced by Thomas J. Cobden-Sanderson is a prized possession to own, but this one stands out in at least two important ways. First, one could scarcely hope to find a Cobden-Sanderson binding in more immaculate condition than the present item, which was obviously a treasured gift always admired but never read. One can actually see one's own reflection in the covers, they are so lustrous. Second, the volume is not nearly as costly as other examples of his work, partly because the elegant decoration is restricted almost entirely to the spine--though the type and amount of embellishment is exactly right for this volume. (For more on Cobden-Sanderson, see previous entry.) Our binding features a detail not mentioned by Tidcombe: the frame on the turn-in uses a small seed pod or poppy head tool that only appears on three other bindings executed between 1888 and 1891 (Tidcombe #80, 119, and 131). The text here is an early reprint of a Pickering edition containing various works of Bacon, including his celebrated "Essays," the whole edited by the barrister, humanitarian, and bibliophile Basil Montagu (1770-1851). First printed, in Latin, in 1609 as "De Sapientia Veterum" and first translated into English by Sir Arthur Gorges in 1619, the lesser-known "Wisdom of the Ancients" attempts in Renaissance fashion to interpret classic myths symbolically. This volume has an important provenance. According to entries in his diary, Cobden-Sanderson did this binding "on spec" for Bain's bookshop, where it was purchased by Sidney Colvin, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum from 1884 to 1912, as a wedding present for Dorothy Tennant. According to Tidcombe, Colvin "was a regular caller at Bain's. He also bought Cobden-Sanderson's binding of Keats' 'Letters,' which he had edited." One of the first women to study (under Edward Poynter) at the Slade School of Art, Dorothy Tennant (1855-1926) was a prominent painter whose wedding to Sir Henry Morgan Stanley at Westminster Abbey on 12 July 1890 was one of the highlights of the social season.

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        L'APPARITION DE JEHAN DE MEUN OU LE SONGE DU PRIEUR DE SALON

      Paris: Imprimé par Crapelet pour la Société des Bibliophiles Français, 1845. ONE OF 17 COPIES ON VELLUM (this is copy #7, printed for M. le Comte de La Bédoyère, member of the Société des Bibliophiles). (Another 100 copies were issued on paper). Bibliophile's Copy on Vellum of a 14th C. SatireAgainst Quacks, Loan Sharks, Corrupt Crusaders 235 x 181 mm (9 1/4 x 7 1/8"). 2 p.l. (the first blank), xxiii, [i], 84 pp. Recent fine white pigskin, decorated in blind to a Medieval style, by Courtland Benson. Housed in a titled custom-made morocco-backed folding cloth box. With 10 engraved plates replicating illustrations from early manuscript copies of the work. Front pastedown with morocco bookplate of Comte H. de La Bédoyère and engraved bookplate of Marcellus Schlimovich; front free endpaper with embossed library stamp of Dr. Detlef Mauss; half-title with ink library stamp of Sociedad Hebraica Argentina (Collection M. Schlimovich). Brunet I, 1097; Graesse VII, 105. A FINE COPY, especially clean and bright internally, with only the most trivial imperfections, and in a striking new retrospective binding. This is a beautiful copy of an important work of Medieval French literature that had largely been forgotten until the Society of Bibliophiles brought out this luxury edition, which was praised for the beauty of its typography. Honoré Bonet (or Bouvet, ca. 1340-ca. 1410) was the prior of Salon, a Benedictine monastery in Provence. In this social satire attacking quack physicians, rapacious lenders, and corrupt crusaders first published in 1398, Jean de Meun, who satirized society in the "Romance of the Rose," appears to the author in a dream with fresh attacks on the failings of contemporary France. Bonet used the voices of the oppressed and outcast to make his points: in the dream, a Jew inveighs against the Christians who banished his people from France only to take up the profession of moneylending themselves and a Saracen criticizes luxury-loving French crusaders who mistreat their prisoners. A physician decries the charlatans--like those treating the king--whose superstitious spells and absurd cures undermine the credibility of the profession, and a Jacobin acts as the voice of Bonet, who seeks reforms for these ills. Bonet was an important influence on other writers of the period, including Christine de Pisan, who cited his works, and William Caxton. This copy was printed for French collector Henri Huchet, comte de La Bédoyère, who was at the time of publication assembling a second great library; he had sold his first collection in 1837, but soon regretted it and began to acquire fine books once again. This work is rare in the marketplace: ABPC records none at auction since at least 1975; Americana Exchange finds just one copy (on paper); the two copies currently available for sale are both on paper.

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        HISTORY OF THE CONSULATE AND THE EMPIRE OF FRANCE UNDER NAPOLEON Forming a Sequel to "The History of the French Revolution"

      London: Henry Colburn. Very Good. 1845. First Edition. Hardcover. Twenty volumes bound in eleven. 1845-1862. Translated by D. Forbes Campbell. The only Authorized Edition. A sequel to The History of the French Revolution. 1/2 leather over marbled boards. Raised bands embellished with gilt. Each volume has two intact title labels. Page edges dyed red. Volume (1-2) illustrated with portrait frontispieces. 272pp and 252pp. (3-4) , 328pp; 322pp has pictorial frontispiece. (5-6) , 254pp; 302pp. (7-8) ,362pp; 378pp. (9) , 318pp. (10-11) , 230pp; 192pp. (12-13) 240pp; 251pp. (14-15) , 286pp; 253pp. (16-17) , 277pp; 480pp. (18-19) , 390pp; 361pp. And (20) , 440pp. Text blocks tight, clean & intact. Light foxing on first and last two pages.. Extremities lightly scuffed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 6170 pages .

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        Recherches historiques et bibliographiques sur les commencements de l'imprimerie en lorraine et sur ses progres jusq'a' la fin du xviii. siecle. saint-nicolas-de-port (ma nancy alla brossura), imprimerie de p. trenel, 1845.

      Cm. 22,5, pp. vii (1) 542. Una tavola ripiegata all'antiporta. Solida ed elegante legatura recente in mezza pelle con punte, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro. Brossura originale conservata all'interno. Esemplare marginoso e ben conservato. Rara edizione originale stampata in 300 esemplari numerati a mano (ns. n. 75).

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        Mental Maladies

      Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard, , 1845. A Treatise on Insanity. Translated from the French, with Additions, by E. K. Hunt, M.D. Octavo. Contemporary brown embossed cloth, skilfully rebacked to style. Ownership inscription of Charles H. Fox, Brislington 1861 to front free endpaper (Brislington House, Bristol, the earliest purpose-built private asylum in England; Fox a descendant of Edward Long Fox, its Quaker founder); later inscription of R. H. Steen, emeritus professor of psychological medicine, King's College, London, and medical superintendent of the City of London Mental Hospital, 1904–1925, presenting this copy to the latter hospital on his resignation, June 1925. Marginal foxing and browning, cloth a little rubbed, else very good. First English Edition. "Hunt's translation includes all but the section on 'statistics and hygiene of establishments for the insane, together with the medico-legal relations of the subject' (translator's preface). The translation does not reproduce the plates from the French edition" (Norman). "The first modern textbook of psychiatry. Esquirol's book, compiled from papers and articles published over the past two decades, summarized the experience gained over a lifetime of observation and treatment of mental illness, in which he closely followed the humanitarian principles of his teacher, Philippe Pinel. Esquirol was one of the first to apply statistical methods to clinical studies of insanity. He recognized the uselessness of the traditional terminology for mental illnesses, and created new descriptions and classifications based upon his own observations. He was the first to distinguish between hallucinations and illusions, and between dementia and idiocy; he also provided the classic description of paresis, coined the term "monomania" and distinguished certain depressive states ("lypemanias") from other psychoses. Along with Pinel, Esquirol is regarded as the founder of the French school of psychiatry; his Maladies mentales was a basic psychiatric text for over half a century." (Norman 724).

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        He Hoakakaolelo No Na Huaolelo Beritania, I Mea Kokua I Na Kanaka Hawaii E Ao Ana Ia Olelo

      Lahainaluna: Mea Pai Palapala o ke Kulanui, 1845. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. x,184pp. Text in two columns. Expertly bound to style in dark blue straight grain morocco backed contemporary marbled paper covered boards. Some dampstaining. The first English-Hawaiian dictionary. "The first English-Hawaiian dictionary, and one of the most important publications of the Lahainaluna Press" (Forbes). In the preface, Rev. Emerson states: "The design of this work is primarily to aid Hawaiian youth of intelligence in acquiring a knowledge of the English language; and it is intended, in connection with the grammar, to furnish them adequate help, under the direction of the living teacher, until they can use the English Dictionary with English Definitions." This copy contains the contemporary ownership signature of Dr. Benjamin F. Hardy, who was one of the original members of the first Board of Health in Hawaii established by King Kamehameha in 1851. Forbes 1551; Judd 277; DAB IX, p.381.

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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. 6 volumes (text: 5 volumes; atlas: 1 volume), imperial octavo signed in 4s. (11 x 7 inches). Text: 64 engraved plates, 8 double-page maps, numerous vignette illustrations (42 steel- engraved); Atlas: 5 folding maps (1 hand-coloured). Original cloth, covers elaborately panelled in blind around blocked central gilt vignettes, text volumes with flat spines blocked and lettered in gilt and blind, the atlas lettered in gilt (splits to joints of vols.I and II, spines chipped at head and foot, extremities rubbed, occasional light dampstaining, damage to edge of cloth on upper cover of vol.V). A fine unsophisticated set of the first regularly available trade edition of the official record of this ground-breaking expedition. The United States Exploring Expedition 'was the first American scientific expedition of any size, charged to "extend the bounds of Science and promote the acquisition of knowledge," and was one of the most ambitious Pacific expeditions ever attempted' (Forbes). The expedition represents 'the first governmental sponsorship of scientific endeavor and was instrumental in the nation's westward expansion. Specimens gathered by expedition scientists became the foundation collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Significant American contributions in the fields of geology, botany, conchology, anthropology, and linguistics came from the scientific work of the expedition. Wilkes's evaluations of his landfalls influenced later U.S. positions in those areas' (Dictionary of American Biography). 'The chief fields of exploration in this expedition were the coast of the Antarctic continent, the islands of the Pacific Ocean, and the American northwest coast. In total some 280 islands in the Pacific and adjacent waters and 800 miles of streams and coasts in the Oregon country were surveyed, and 1,600 miles of the coast of Antarctica were charted. After leaving Hampton Roads in 1838, the expedition visited Madeira, the Cape Verde Islands, Brazil, Patagonia, the South Shetland Islands, Peter Island, Chile, and Peru, before proceeding to the Tuamotu or the low Archipelago, the Samoa Islands, and New South Wales. From Sydney, Wilkes sailed into the region now known as Wilkesland. He visited Tonga, the Fiji group, and the Hawaiian Islands in 1840, and in 1841 explored the west coast of North America. Much valuable information is given on the Columbia River, the Willamette Valley, Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Sacramento Valley, and the findings on the northwest coast of America proved timely in light of the dispute with Great Britain over the Oregon Territory. The Wilkes expedition also visited San Francisco bay and the Sacramento River. Crossing the Pacific, Wilkes called at the Philippine Islands, the Sulu Archipelago, Borneo, Singapore, and, rounding the Cape of Good Hope, finally reached New York in 1842, having sailed round the world' (Hill p.662). Cowan p.683; Ferguson 4209; Forbes 1574; Haskell 2B; Hill (2004) 1867; Howes W414, "aa."; Rosove 353; Sabin 103994; Stafleu & Cowan 17646; Streeter Sale 3324.

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        Laurel Leaved Coral Tree. Erythrina laurifolia

      London.. No date. [ 1845].. Lithograph, handcolored, image approximately 14 x 12 1/4 inches on sheet size 18 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Tight left edge, a couple of 1/4 inch edge tears; overall very good, bright condition. A handsome botanical image of a flowering Laurel Leaved Coral tree branch. This is plate v from the first (folio) edition of "A Selection of Madeira Flowers" with lithographs by August J. Robley, lithographed by "R.E.B." This scarce publication contained 8 handcolored lithographs, and was printed and published by Reeve Brothers. .

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        Strelitzia Regina

      London.. No date. [ 1845].. Lithograph, handcolored, image approximately 13 x 11 inches on sheet size 18 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (47 x 31 cm). Very good, bright condition (two faint short red lines just below the leaf at centre. An exquisite botanical image of a Bird of Paradise flower. This is plate I from the first (folio) edition of "A Selection of Madeira Flowers" with lithographs by August J. Robley, lithographed by "R.E.B." This scarce publication contained 8 handcolored lithographs, and was printed and published by Reeve Brothers. .

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        Guide to the West Indies, Madeira, Mexico, Northern South-America, &c

      London: Sold at Companies Office, 1845. [2] publisher's ads + xliv + 310pp + ads. + chart, plan of RMS Tweed and map. 3rd ed., very fine in original red cloth. Chapters on each island.

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        HISTOIRE DU CANADA DEPUIS SA DECOUVERTE JUSQU'A NOS JOURS. 4 VOLUMES

      Québec ÉDITION ORIGINALE, 4 volumes. Vol. I: Québec: Imprimerie de N. Aubin, 1845, (4), 558pp.; vol. II: Québec: Imprimerie de N. Aubin, 1846, (4), 577, (1)pp.; vol. III: Imprimerie de Fréchette et frère , 1848, (2), 566pp. + errata; vol. IV: Québec: Imprimé par John Lovell, 1852, 325pp. + errata. Belle reliure récente demi-chagrin rouge, plats et gardes marbrés. Ouvrage en excellente état, nom manuscrit sur la page de titre, notes manuscrites anciennes au crayon mine dans les marges.. Excellent Etat. In-8.

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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

      Philadelphia.: Lea and Blanchard.. 1845.. FIVE VOLUMES as issued, 10 folding maps plus one single page map, in-text illustrations throughout, lvi+434, xi+476, xi+438+ads, xiii+539, xii+558pp, appendix, index, 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches (tall octavo), gilt decorative embossed cloth-covered boards (hardbound).The volumes are bound in ribbed brown cloth; embossed decorative pattern and title in gilt on spine with image of anchor at base; American emblem, featuring eagle, in gilt on each cover (all still bright). The heads of the spines are worn with a little loss of the cloth, foot of one spine has a little loss; bumping and light wear to corners of most volumes. The interiors are clean and tight; overall a good to very good set with faults as noted. This is a complete set of the first "popular" edition of this important American voyage of discovery, #3 in Haskell's bibliography "The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838 -1842 and its publications 1844 -1874," printed from the stereotype plates of the Imperial octavo edition. Haskell quotes a "Notice of the publishers" to elucidate the principal differences between this edition and its immediate predecessor: it "contains precisely the same type, page and reading matter, as the one in Imperial Octavo; - the difference between them being in the quality and size of the paper; the substitution of forty-seven wood-cuts for that number of steel vignettes in the other; the omission of the sixty-four plates, and the use of ten of the fourteen maps, three of which are on a reduced scale." Three thousand copies of this edition were printed. The Exploring Expedition, in addition to protecting American interests in the Pacific (whaling, trade, etc.) was responsible for expanding scientific knowledge relating to flora, fauna and native peoples and for advancing the cartography of the Pacific and Northwest Coast of America, accomplishments reflected in the volumes. The ten folding maps are as follows: Volume I — Map of the World (very good condition); Paumotu Group (very good condition). Volume II — Settled Part of New South Wales (very good condition). Volume III — Chart of the Viti Group of Feejee Islands (improperly folded but clean; no discoloration). Volume IV — Map of the Hawaiian Group (very good condition); Map of the Oregon Territory (edges browned and chipped; improperly folded but only moderately so; clean with no discoloration, generally very good). This volume also includes a single page Map of Part of the Island of Hawaii. Volume V — Groups in the Western part of the Pacific Ocean (misfolded creating pleats with browning on this fold); Map Illustrative of the Currents and Whaling Grounds (very good condition save for short crease the result of improper folding); Map of the Sooloo Sea (very good condition); Map of Upper California (very good condition). The five volumes are illustrated with hundreds of "woodcuts" (wood engravings) that include musical notation and several rough-copy maps. Volume V includes an informative Appendix and a General Index. There is an excellent discussion of this significant Expedition and the various publications that were the fruit of the Expedition on the Smithonsian Institution website. .

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