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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Le Juif Errant

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        LECTURES ON EDUCATION

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

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

      Philadelphia: John w. Moore, 1845. Oblong 4to., (7 4/8 x 10 3/8 inches). Letterpress title-page (lightly soiled). 24 lithographic plates of small objects interleaved with artist's tracing paper (only the first of which has been used to trace some of the objects in pencil, a few pale stains). Original black cloth gilt (expertly rebacked to style). Provenance: small ink library stamp of B.L. Starling on the front paste-down. First edition. A charming copy book with plates full of everyday 19th-century objects, from the simplest of pots and pans, to more complicated scenes and instruments. Most of the objects are easily recognizable however there are many that 21st-century eyes children would find curious. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department .

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        PORTRAIT GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN CITIZENS, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Diable a Paris, Le

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

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        The United Order Of Free Gardeners' Magazine. Volume I

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

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

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

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

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

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        Tales; [and] The Raven and Other Poems

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE RAVEN AND OTHER POEMS

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

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        The American Review- A Whig Journal Vol 1, 1st printing of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

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

      [Bookseller: Princeton rare books and manuscripts]
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        Kiel. Kolor. eiweißgeh. Lithographie nach W. Saxesen bei Baerentzen. Kiel, Cetti-Rompano, um 1845. 23 x 33,5 cm.,

      1845 - Klose-Martius 132.- Auf papier montiert. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        American Wild Flowers in their Native Haunts. With Twenty Plates of Plants, Carefuly Colored After Nature; and Landscape Views of Their Localities, from Drawings on the Spot, by E. Whitfield.

      Appleton,, New York: 1845 - Roy. 8vo, letterpress & 20 hand-colored lithographs by Edwin Whitfield, lith. of Lewis and Brown of New York. Not only is this a most charming book, illustrating native American flowers pictured with Hudson River, Pennsylvania & New Jersey landscapes behind, but an interesting work in the transition between hand-coloring and color lithographic printing. The book includes both processes, representing color printing during a transition period moving towards mass-produced chromolithographic technology. "What makes this book interesting is the fact that the plates show some touches of color printing; Lewis and Brown is one of the very early firms to produce chromolithographic illustrations for books" - McGrath. McGRATH, pp.45, 89. The text includes a number of articles of interst: "Elfin Exile", an American fairy tale; a chapter on the Croton Aqueduct, "one of the grandest & most imposing results ever produced by human skill & enterprise."; a Metowac legend (native American legend); a chapter on Pollipell's Island, now Bannerman's Island just north of Cold Spring NY. Many of the views are of the Hudson River region, and include the city of Hudson, Otsego Lake, Fort Montgomery, near Verplanck's Point, Poughkeepsie, the entrance of the Highlands near Garrison, Albany, Staten Island, Constitution Island opposite West Point, Fishkill Creek and Harlem. Pennsylvania & New Jersey views include Wyoming Valley, Buttermilk Creek, Tioga, Cattawissa, Nineveh, Juniata & Passaic Falls. All edges gilt. A very nice copy overall. Bound in period brown blind stamped morocco w/ raised bands, a bit bumped. Bookplate of previous owner, inner front hinge paper cracked but firm. Extremely clean internally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Italy: A Poem, in Four Cantos

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

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        De l'humanité, de son principe, et de son avenir, où se trouve exposée la vraie définition de la religion et où l'on explique le sens, la suite et l'enchaînement du Mosaïsme et du Christia

      Perrotin 1845 - - Perrotin, Paris _1845, 14,5x22cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Deuxième édition. Reliures en demi basane marron, dos lisses ornés de motifs floraux et de liserets dorés, plats de basane bordeaux reprenant les motifs figurés sur les dos. Quelques rousseurs affectant essentiellement les gardes, sinon beaux exemplaires. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 748 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nye Eventyr. Første Bind. [Første, anden og tredje Samling].

      3 dele i ét bind. C.A. Reitzels Forlag, København 1845. (6)+47+(4)+68+(8)+52 sider. Med fællestitelblad, fællesindholdsfortegnelse, dedikationsblad, titel- og dedikationsblad til anden samling, samt smudstitelblad, titelblad, dedikationsblad og indholdsfortegnelse til tredje samling. Indbundet i ét næsten samtidigt halvlæderbind med rygforgyldning. Ryggen let skrammet og med en reparation på papiret på forpermen. Navn på inderpermen.. BFN 428, 454 & 467. Den første samlede udgave af første bind Nye Eventyr (omtalt på side 118 i Birger Frank Nielsens fortegnelse), der bestod af tre små hefter. Siden kom yderligere to hefter i denne samling.** Efter at have lanceret de første eventyr "fortalte for Børn" i 1835-38 fandt Andersen for alvor sin form i disse samlinger, som rummer hans hovedværker inden for eventyrene, såsom "Den grimme Ælling", "Nattergalen", "Grantræet" og "Hyrdinden og Skorsteensfeieren"

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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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