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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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        Nye Eventyr. Første Bind (af 2), 3 Samlinger (af 5). (Første Samling i Andet Oplag). Kbh., 1844 - 45.

      Et nydeligt samt. lille helshirtbd. m. blindtrykte dekorationer på ryg. Ryg lidt falmet, brugsspor. Indimellem lidt brune pletter. M. titelbl. til hver af de tre samlinger, det fælles titelbl. m. året "1845", den fælles indholdsfortegnelse, dedikationsbladene samt alle deltitelbladene til de enkelte eventyr.. Af denne 2. eventyrsamling, efter hvilken H.C. Andersen for alvor blev berømt, udkom 2 bind. Det første bind indeholdt 3 samlinger, det andet bind 2 samlinger. Dette er således en komplet samling af det første bind i originaludgaven, dog med Første Samling i Andet Oplag. Første Samling indeholder bl.a. "Nattergalen", "Kærestefolkene" og "Den grimme Ælling". Samling 2 og 3 indeholder bl.a. "Grantræet", "Sneedronningen", "Elverhøj" og "Hyrdinden og Skorstensfejeren". BFN 428.First edition of the first volume of H. C. Andersen's second collection of fairy tales bound in a very nice cont. full cloth w. blindstamped decorations on boards, traces of use. Of this collection of fairy tales, after which Andersen became internationally successful, two volumes were issued. First volume contains three collections, second volume contains two collections. This is thus a complete collection of the first volume in the first edition, but with the "First Collection" in second issue. First collection contains "The Ugly Duckling", "The Nightingale" etc. Second and third collections contain "The Snow Queen", "The Sweethearts" and others. Complete w. shared t-p, shared contents-leaf and all title-pages

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        Florae Japonicae familiae naturales, adjectis generum et specierum exemplis selectis. Sectio prima. Plantae dicotyledoneae polypetalae. Sectio altera. Plantae dicotyledoneae (gamopetalae, monochlamydeae) et monocotyledoneae

      No place, no year [1845-46?] Two parts bound in one volume, (2) + 95 + (1) p. + 2 engraved folded plates (the first is loose); (2) +116 p. 1 engraved folded plate. The volume is interfoliated, some of the leaves with old annotations in ink. Contemporary worn paper binding. 25 X 20 cm. Some minor foxing

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        Fortpflanzungsgeschichte der gesammten Vögel nach dem gegenwärtigen Standpunkte der Wissenschaft. Mit 100 colorirten Tafeln. (Umschlagstitel). (Textbd. + Tafeltheil).

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, (1845-56). 4to. Text in solid full fabrikoid with the orig. printed frontwrapper to "Neuntes Heft" pasted on frontboard. Gilt lettering to spine. The text pp. 1-432 is without titlepage and Foreword (XVII) pp. The first part of the text somehat brownspotted. Plates loose in matching full fabrikoid portfolio with gilt lettering to spine, having 100 fine lithographed plates, of which 95 are handcoloured. (the first 30 a bit smaller in papersize), some faint scattered brownspots. Bookplate of Lorenz Ferdinand.. The text of this work is unfinished, the author having been prevented by illness from completing it. The work was issued in ten parts, and the plates (coloured by hand) contain about 1800 figures of the eggs of nearly 900 species of birds from Thienemann's collection.(Anker No 507). - Nissen "Illustrierten Vögelbücher" Nr. 935

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        La PoupEe bien ElevEe suivi de la Lanterne maqique des petits enfants

      Paris: Lehuby c. 1845 Paris: Lehuby, [c. 1845]. (DOLLS) Edition illustrE. 8vo. With 12 lithographic plates on tinted background by Ch. de Saillet and Ch. Lemercier (Imp. Bertauts), numerous woodcut vignettes in text. Original cloth, spine titled in gilt, boards stamped in gilt and in blind, a.e.g. Rebacked preserving spine. Some wear at extremities, endpapers browned, still an attractive copy of this scarce book. Gumuchian, Les Livres de l'Enfance (1930) 4609 ("trËs rare") . The text is printed in large type; the plates are notable for the considerable detail of the children's clothing depicted in them. Described by Gumuchian as "very rare" in 1930

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        CENNI SULLA NAVIGAZIONE AEREA DALL'EPOCA DELLA SUA SCOPERTA SINO AI NOSTRI GIORNI. Corredati dai nomi di tutti i piu' celebri aeronauti e particolarmente di quelli che perirono in simili viaggi. $1Memoria$2.

      In-8 (mm. 240x166), bross. orig. con un pallone silografato (al piatto e al frontesp.), pp. 24, arricchito da una grande ?carta aereo-grafica da servire per la nuova ascensione aerostatica di F. Arban?, più volte ripieg. ed inc. in rame. La "Memoria" contiene anche la: ?Relazione di un viaggio aerostatico eseguito da Francesco Arban, pirotecnico ed aeronauta della città di Lione, e Descrizione del pallone di seta di m. 25 di circonferenza col quale eseguirà una nuova ascensione in agosto corrente anno, partendo dall?Anfiteatro dell?Arena in Milano, la di cui relazione farà quindi seguito alla presente?. Rara "edizione originale". Cfr. Tissandier ?Bibl. Aéronautique?, p. 61 - Darmon ?Dictionn. livres illustrés sur les ballons & machines volantes?, p. 110 e p. 26 (di Arban precisa): ?Aéronaute plein de courage, exécuta plusieurs ascensions tant en France qu?à l?étranger, et il passe pour avoir évolué au-dessus des Alpes en ballon? - Cat. Hoepli,978. Con lievi fiorit. ma complessivam. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia and Overland from Adelaide to King Georges Sound in the Years 1840-1; sent by the Colonists of South Australia, with the Sanction and Support of the Government: including an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Aborigines and the State of Their Relations with Europeans

      T.W. Boone London:: T.W. Boone,. 1845.. First edition. Orig. green ribbed & embossed cloth, spines lettered & decorated in bright gilt. The Arrowsmith maps of Australia are crisp. Expertly recased with the original cloth. Portrait of Eyre loosely inserted in front. With an early sketch portrait of Eyre by P. Thomas, and a cut signature as Governor of Jamaica. Drawing upon his experiences overlanding sheep in the 1830's, Eyre applied for the job of establishing an overland route to the west. He was accepted & convinced the committee to open up the land to the north first. In June 1840 the expedition started out but failed. Sending back all but Baxter & Wylie, Eyre set out from Fowlers Bay to cross the Bight. After much hardship & losing Baxter, Eyre & Wylie were saved by a French whaler which gave them supplies to continue. They arrived in Albany July 7, 1841. Ferguson 4031 states "This account of Eyre's explorations contains also much valuable information about the aborigines." Wantrup 133A. Ferguson 4031. There was a secondary remainder edition of Eyre published without any maps that seems to turn up more frequently than this issue with the maps. 2 vols., royal 8vo. Pp (ixx) & (1 pp ad), 448pp, frontis & 10 litho plates (&) (iv) ads, vi, 512pp, frontis & 10 litho plates, 8pp ads (undated).Orig. green ribbed & embossed cloth, spines lettered & decorated in bright gilt. The Arrowsmith maps of Australia are crisp. Expertly recased with the original cloth. Portrait of Eyre loosely inserted in front. Volume 1 contains one page of advertisements, for Hodgkinsons' "Reminiscences of Australia" 1846, but not the 8pp of adverts called for in Wantrup 133A (4pp in the prelims, 4pp at the end).

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        The Proceedings of the Court Convened under the Third Canon of 1844, in the City of New York . . . for the Trial of the Right Rev. Benjamin T. Onderdonk, D.D. Bishop of New York [bound with twenty other works pertaining to the trial]

      An extensive collection of works on the scandalous trial for "immorality and impurity" (including drunkeness and familiarity with women), destroying Onderdonk's career, with the church law penalty agreed to proving impossible to revoke once imposed. Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, somewhat rubbed and scraped, occasional browning, but a very good, crisp copy. D. Appleton and Company [imprint varies], New York [and elsewhere], 1845-47.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Commentaries on the Law of Promissory Notes, and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks and Banks and Bankers. With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Cohen 2561

      First edition of Story's last Commentary, appearing two months before his death and completing his "grand effort to create an American commercial common law suitable both to the needs of the new capitalism and to the values of the old republicanism". Original polished sheep, lightly rubbed, a very good clean copy; with the contemporaneous ownership signature of N. Butler, Junior, dated August 1847. Charles C. Little & James Brown [and] A. Maxwell and Son [etc.], Boston [and] London, 1845.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The Improvisatore: or, Life in Italy. From the Danish translated by Mary Howitt. 2 vols.

      London: Richard Netley 1845. 316 + 331 p. Nice contp. halfleather with golddec. on spine, weakly marked of use; internally nice and clean except from light pencil-lines in margin. Pasted portraits (cut from some magazine of the time) of Mary Howitt and William Howitt on reverse of first free endpaper in each volume. Bookplate of Antoinette Brett.. First English edition. With annotatin in both vols.: "Caroline ... S Norton Her Book. Any one stealing it will be punished with unrelenting vengeance. 1845". And in vol. II is added: "My dear dead lady, I bought it: spare me. Mauri Hewlett (?) 1894"

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        An original design for porcelain

      [Paris: 1845 or later]. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some light foxing. 11 3/4 x 11 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)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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        An original design for three porcelain vases

      [Paris: 1845 or later]. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing, mild creasing, and a few brownish stains in the top margin and right side of the image. 21 1/8 x 18 inches. A rare example of an original watercolour design for porcelain, by the Samson factory of Paris. This finished design was intended as a reference source from which the porcelain painters could work, using the design as a guide for the colours and image to be transformed from paper into fine porcelain. The French porcelain manufactory of Samson & Cie. was established by "Edmé Samson (b. Paris, 1810; d. Paris, 1891) at 7, Rue Vendôme (later Rue Béranger) in Paris. The intention of the firm was to reproduce ceramics from museums and private collections, and it claimed that all such reproductions would be distinctly marked to avoid confusion with the originals. In 1864, the factory was moved to Montreuil by Samson's son, Emile Samson (1837-1913). The range of wares included copies of 18th-century porcelain from such factories as Sèvres, Chelsea, Meissen and Derby, Chinese export-wares, especially armorial wares decorated with famille rose colours and mugs decorated with the Fitzhugh pattern, Delftware, Iznikware, maiolica and faience." (Grove Dictionary of Art)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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        An original design for a porcelain vase

      [Paris: 1845 or later]. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, and mild staining. The sheet has an original central crease. 10 ¾ x 18 ½ inches. A rare example of an original watercolour design for porcelain, by the Samson factory of Paris. This finished design was intended as a reference source from which the porcelain painters could work, using the design as a guide for the colours and image to be transformed from paper into fine porcelain. The French porcelain manufactory of Samson & Cie. was established by "Edmé Samson (b. Paris, 1810; d. Paris, 1891) at 7, Rue Vendôme (later Rue Béranger) in Paris. The intention of the firm was to reproduce ceramics from museums and private collections, and it claimed that all such reproductions would be distinctly marked to avoid confusion with the originals. In 1864, the factory was moved to Montreuil by Samson's son, Emile Samson (1837-1913). The range of wares included copies of 18th-century porcelain from such factories as Sèvres, Chelsea, Meissen and Derby, Chinese export-wares, especially armorial wares decorated with famille rose colours and mugs decorated with the Fitzhugh pattern, Delftware, Iznikware, maiolica and faience." (Grove Dictionary of Art)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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        An original design for a porcelain plate

      [Paris: 1845 or later]. Pen, ink, and watercolour. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and mild creasing. There is an original central crease. 12 ¾ x 12 ¾ inches. A rare example of an original watercolour design for porcelain, by the Samson factory of Paris. This finished design was intended as a reference source from which the porcelain painters could work, using the design as a guide for the colours and image to be transformed from paper into fine porcelain. The French porcelain manufactory of Samson & Cie. was established by "Edmé Samson (b. Paris, 1810; d. Paris, 1891) at 7, Rue Vendôme (later Rue Béranger) in Paris. The intention of the firm was to reproduce ceramics from museums and private collections, and it claimed that all such reproductions would be distinctly marked to avoid confusion with the originals. In 1864, the factory was moved to Montreuil by Samson's son, Emile Samson (1837-1913). The range of wares included copies of 18th-century porcelain from such factories as Sèvres, Chelsea, Meissen and Derby, Chinese export-wares, especially armorial wares decorated with famille rose colours and mugs decorated with the Fitzhugh pattern, Delftware, Iznikware, maiolica and faience." (Grove Dictionary of Art)

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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