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      London: Henry Colburn, 1845. FIRST EDITION y. These volumes are significant both for their contents and their coverings. Colonel Archibald Montgomery Maxwell (d. 1845) received his commission in 1801 and saw active duty in the Calabria campaign (1806) and the Italian Campaign (1816). He must have performed well in battle, for he was promoted to colonel and made a knight of the Royal Guelphic Order. However, he is not the sort to bore us with laboriously detailed accounts of these activities. Instead, he shares his observations on Italian life and customs, his adventures with various opera dancers, and, in a more serious vein, his interviews with Napoleon on Elba and with King Charles V of Spain. Sadly, Maxwell did not long survive the publication of his memoir: the "Armagh Guardian" reported his death at Newcastle on 21 May 1845, "after a few days' illness, deeply regretted by his brother officers, and all who knew him." The ornate binding would have been specially commissioned by someone intending to give the set as a gift, and the fact that the volumes have come down to us in such fine condition testifies to how welcome their presentation must have been. James Nelson Palmer, who may well have paid for the binding, was probably the clergyman with that name of Breamore Rectory in Hampshire, who owned Church House in Headington, Oxford, beginning in 1849. In any case, such presentation bindings from this period are uncommonly seen.. 200 x 114 mm. (7 7/8 x 4 1/2"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. IN A SPECIAL VERY ATTRACTIVE PRESENTATION BINDING OF CONTEMPORARY OXBLOOD PEBBLE-GRAIN MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, covers with blind-ruled borders and complex gilt frame featuring shell head- and tailpieces, scrolling corners and sides, and many floral tools, raised bands, spine compartments gilt with flower basket centerpiece and leaf frond corners, blind-tooled turn-ins, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece portraits of Colonel Maxwell and Major General Sir Neil Douglas. Front free endpaper of volume I with ink presentation inscription; "Reginald Porter / from his sincere friend / James Nelson Palmer / On his leaving Eton / Xmas 3rd 1846." Spines slightly and uniformly sunned (but gilt with no loss of brightness), one board with a little dulling because of leather preservative, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, clean, fresh, and smooth internally, in a handsome binding with virtually no wear. These volumes are significant both for their contents and their coverings. Colonel Archibald Montgomery Maxwell (d. 1845) received his commission in 1801 and saw active duty in the Calabria campaign (1806) and the Italian Campaign (1816). He must have performed well in battle, for he was promoted to colonel and made a knight of the Royal Guelphic Order. However, he is not the sort to bore us with laboriously detailed accounts of these activities. Instead, he shares his observations on Italian life and customs, his adventures with various opera dancers, and, in a more serious vein, his interviews with Napoleon on Elba and with King Charles V of Spain. Sadly, Maxwell did not long survive the publication of his memoir: the "Armagh Guardian" reported his death at Newcastle on 21 May 1845, "after a few days' illness, deeply regretted by his brother officers, and all who knew him." The ornate binding would have been specially commissioned by someone intending to give the set as a gift, and the fact that the volumes have come down to us in such fine condition testifies to how welcome their presentation must have been. James Nelson Palmer, who may well have paid for the binding, was probably the clergyman with that name of Breamore Rectory in Hampshire, who owned Church House in Headington, Oxford, beginning in 1849. In any case, such presentation bindings from this period are uncommonly seen.

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        St. Sebaldus-Kirche.

      - getönte Lithographie v. Philippe Benoist n. Chapuy, 1845, 40 x 27

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        The beauties of the Bosporus.

      London, Virtue, ca. 1845. 28 x 21,5 cm. Gestoch. Frontispiz, gestoch Titel mit Vignette, 2 Bl., XII, 172 S. Mit 83 (von 86) Stahlstichtafeln nach W.H. Bartlett. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Mit schönen Ansichten von Konstantinopel und seiner Umgebung. Diese Ausgabe mit einem Appendix mit Ansichten von Gallipoli, Varna, Odessa, Sebastopol. Das Frontispiz zeigt ein Porträt der Verfasserin, unter den Tafeln auch eine Karte. - Einband leicht bestoßen. Der Innendeckel mit Kleberesten, teils leicht gebräunt und stockfleckig. Es fehlen die Tafeln \"A Scene in the Tchartchi\", \"Cemetery of Scutari\" und \"The Dardanelles\". - Umfangreichste Ausgabe des Werkes! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Geographie, Türkei, Vorderasien-Türkei

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        A Complete Series of Twenty Etchings on India Paper, designed to illustrate the serial publication of Douglas Jerrold's novel The History of St. Giles and St. James, as published in Jerrold's Shilling Magazine.

      1845-47 20 India proofs, 12.5 x 18 cm, each mounted in thick grey board, 20.5 x 25 cm, loosely housed in scarlet cloth folder & matching morocco slip-case, titled on spine 'Etchings to "Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine". 1845-47'. Armorial bookplate of Herman Le Roy Edgar.These high-quality etchings represent all 20 illustrations printed in the first four volumes of Jerrold's Shilling Magazine, 1845-1847. Subsequent volumes were for some reason unillustrated. With a 41-line ALS from Leech to 'My Dear Leigh', very probably Leech's great friend the comic writer Percival Leigh. Dated Aug. 27, 1861, and addressed from Lowestoft, Suffolk, Leech begs his friend 'give [him]self a day or two's holiday and us great pleasure by running down here'. He tells Leigh 'it is a place you would like immensely - everything that you could desire in the way of sailing, bathing and walking about, to say nothing about a very good tap of ale ...'. He goes on to tempt Leigh with the prospect of a swim, informing him 'it is not necessary (except for the ladies) to go through the ceremony of engaging a bathing machine - you just [deleted] of your things and walk into the sea as you feel inclined'. A nice warm letter between two lifelong friends who studied together and collaborated on several works.

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        Walks about the City and Environs of Jerusalem.

      London: Hall, Virtue & Co. c.1845 - Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A superb binding with raised bands, finely gilt tooled panels and most attractive gilt tooling to the boards. All edges gilt. With maps and splendid engraved plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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        ZUID-AFRIKA 1874-1901, LOUIS -- Collectie brieven en andere manuscripten betreffende de onderwijsman W. Louis in Zuid-Afrika, in de jaren 1874-1901. Twee kopieboeken met afdrukken van uitgaande brieven 1894-1917 en een map losse stukken, waarin o.a. twee aanzetten voor een autobiografie.

      Wessel Louis, geboren ca. 1845, trok in 1874 naar Zuid-Afrika. Van 1874 tot 1882 was hij hoofd van de Districtschool in Potchefstroom (Transvaal) met doel deze school op te werken tot een gymnasium. Van 1882 tot 1892 was hij hoofd van het gymnasium te Pretoria, een school met 140 leerlingen die opleidde voor ambtenaren en hoger onderwijs (vnl. in Holland). In 1887 kon hij het Oude Presidentshuis met 4 erven kopen en vestigde de school aldaar. In 1892 werd hij gepasseerd als schoolhoofd en werd leraar wiskunde aan zijn school. In de zomer van 1901 trok hij naar Nederland (eerst Utrecht, later Nijmegen).$Louis zette zich sterk in voor de Boeren en voor contacten met Nederland, geholpen in Nederland door prof. Harting te Utrecht, jhr. Beelaerts van Blokland (de latere voorz. Tweede Kamer) en de professoren Spruyt en Pont. Hij was bevriend met Paul Kruger, Cronje, Kok, Wolmerans etc. Hij werd tegengewerkt door advocaat Buskes, Joubert, Bosma e.a. Door bemiddeling van prof. Harting kon hij de Ned. Zuid-Afrika Vereniging stichten, een spoorwegconcessie regelen (spoordoctor was J.L. Cluysenaar) en studiefondsen regelen waardoor jongelui in Europa konden studeren. Door de oorlog van 1899-1901 ging echter alles verloren.$W. Louis (ook ergens G.L. Louis genoemd) was gehuwd en had 7 kinderen. M9018.M9018

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        Some important items from the family archive of Van Zuylen van Nijevelt/Van Zuylen van Nievelt, amongst which a richly decorated manuscript calligraphy genealogy, the Pacte of the family from 1846, a patent of nobility from 1827 and a collection of letters.

      - 19th century. The collection contains: A. Genealogie de tous les descendans de la branche Van Zuylen van Nievelt ou Nijevelt ca. 1300 - ca. 1845. D.d. 1846. Full red velvet, embossed with gold, family crest in the center. (56) vellum sheets heigtened with gold. Manuscript, calligraphy. B. Bound together with A.: Pacte de famille, signed by ca. 35 family members, d.d. 1-6-1846. This pact between the Belgian, German and Dutch barons Van Zuylen van Nijevelt or Nievelt, protestant and catholic, was produced in fourfold. They declare to descent from Steven van Zuylen (1323), to share one coat-of-arms (hand painted in colour) and that the name should be written in one way, indifferent en facultatief. They vow to raise their children als noblemen and -women and to share family mutations annually. C. Family mutations of 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851 en 1852; 7 sections, manuscript. Ink on paper, unbound. D. Genealogie de la tres noble, tres ancienne maison de Van Zuylen van Nijevelt, originaire de la province d'Utrecht. Manuscript on 10 very large sheets, with the coats-of-arms in colour of the related families. Unbound, frayed. E. Patent of Nobility, d.d. Brussels 3-9-1827. Large vellum sheet, folded, with a red wax seal of King Willem I, in excellent condition stored in a made to measure tin case. The patent awards Jonkheer Maria Dominicus Franciscus van Zuylen van Nijevelt the title of Baron for all descendants. With signatures of King Willem I, De Mey van Streefkerk, Van Westreenen van Tiellandt, Van Lynden van Hemmen, C. Chais and J.J. van Zuylen van Nijevelt. F. Receuil. d.d. 1731, 1789, 1812, etc. Several notable documents concerning the nobility of a number of family members, predecessing the Pacte de famille d.d. 1839. Manuscript, folio, 6 p. H82

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        The Life and Travels of Thomas Simpson, The Arctic Discoverer.

      1845 - First edition. Folding map, engraved frontispiece portrait. 8vo. Original brown blindstamped cloth with gilt titles to spine, scuffed, with small repair to spine. Hinges starting. viii,424pp. London, Richard Bentley, A rare biography of Thomas Simpson's early life and his service with the Hudson's Bay Company, including his joint expedition in 1837-39 with Peter Dease to explore the northern coast from Point Barrow to the Back River, previously unexplored by Franklin. The expedition completed the exploration, generally on foot, of the north coast of America between Point Barrow and the Boothia Peninsula. There is a discussion of the mysterious circumstances of Simpson's death and comments on the geography and Indians of the North West. Also includes excerpts of Thomas's letters to the author, his brother Alexander. Arctic Bibliography, 16116; Peel, 113; Sabin, 81338; Smith, 9457. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historical Sketch of the Second War between the United States of America, and Great Britain,

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard,, 1845-52. declared by Act of Congress, the 18th of June, 1812, and concluded by peace, the 15th of February, 1815. [Together with the Second Series:] History of the Second War. 4 volumes, octavo (224 x 140 mm). Late 19th-century red half morocco by Zaehnsdorf for the Chicago bookseller-publisher A. C. McClurg & Co., spines gilt-ruled on the raised bands, top edges gilt, marbled sides and endpapers. Volume II printed in double-columns. One or two gatherings lightly toned. An excellent set. First edition, "complete sets are scarce" (Sabin). An important history of the War of 1812 by Charles Jared Ingersoll (1782-1862), "the bright and knowledgeable Republican who sat in the Thirteenth Congress, [and who] wrote two valuable treatises that further illuminate the domestic history of the war [referring to both series, as presented here]" (Donald R. Hickey, The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict, 1995, p. 321). A very attractive set.

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Hrsg. von J.H. Fichte

      Berlin, 1845., 1. Auflage 8 Bände. 8°, Grünes Originalleinen mit goldenem Rückentitel. Ohne Schutzumschläge. Es handelt sich um die gebundene Ausgabe als Reprint im Verlag de Gruyter, wohl 1965. Erste Abteilung (in 2 Bänden) zur theoretischen Philosophie. Zweite Abteilung (in 3 Bänden) A zur Rechts-und Sittenlehre, B. zur Religionsphilosophie. Dritte Abteilung (in 3 Bänden) populärphilosophische Schriften. Alle Bände befinden sich in neuwertigem Zustand. Keinerlei Anstreichungen oder Markierungen. Auch äußerlich neuwertig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        \"Die neue Börse in Hamburg, eingeweiht am 2ten und 4ten December 1841\". Blick von schräg vorne auf das Börsengebäude, auf dem Platz zahlreiche Spaziergänger und Kutschen.

       Kol. Lithographie \"Nach der Natur gez. gedr. und verlegt\" von P. Suhr, Hamburg, um 1845, 24 x 38 cm. Die hübsche Figurenstaffage mit Börsianern, Handwerkern, Bürgern und Mädchen in Vierländer Tracht. - Im Passepartoutausschnitt gering gebräunt. Dekorativ gerahmt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Hamburg, Börsen

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        Burg Schwaneck im Isartal.

      Aquarell über Bleistift auf Velin, rechts unten signiert "Ferd. Le Feubure", rechts oben schwer lesbar "Pullach 1845", 19 x 23 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXII, S. 552. - Reizende Ansicht der gegenüber Grünwald am Isarhochufer liegenden Burg mit wehender Fahne auf den Zinnen. Ferdinand Le Feubure lebte von 1815 bis 1898 in München. Er war seit 1826 als Porzellanmaler in den Listen der Münchner Kunstanstalt geführt. - Rückseitig mit alten Montagespuren, sonst tadellos. Aquarell/Zeichnung, Isar, Oberbayern

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        ANTWERPEN. "Panorama von Gent". Gesamtansicht über die Schelde, links großer Raddampfer.

      - Aquatinta von Ruff nach Anton Ditzler bei F.C. Eisen, um 1845, 9 x 53 cm. Aus "Eisen's Panoramen", erweiterte Sammlung. - Tadellos erhalten.

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        THE RAVEN in THE AMERICAN REVIEW: A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art and Science in Eight Volumes for 1845-1848

      Wiley and Putnam 1845 - First ever printing of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe printed on page 143 under the pseudonym "Quarles." This pseudonym was in keeping with the American Review’s practice of publishing poetry unsigned or under a pen name. Also includes Poe's story "Some Words With a Mummy" (363-370), and the poems "The Valley of Unrest" and "The City in the Sea" (392-3). Set in type from Poe’s manuscript, The Raven was first printed in the American Review in January 1845 (issue dated February, 1845) and struck an immediate chord with the public and was reprinted in magazines and newspapers throughout the country. Includes bound volumes 1-8, 1845-1848 of The American Review: A Whig Journal, published monthly. Each volume with marbled boards, black leather spine wrap, gilt spine titles, moderate shelf wear relevant to age. Half-bound in contemporary leather binding and corners. Pages good; some with fox, toning. Antiquarian owner's name to several title pages, some with initials, few with brief pencilled notations. Six volumes measuring 5 3/4" x 9" and two 6" x 9 1/4"; each apprx. 1-2" thick. The American Review was vibrant, comprehensive intellectual and entertainment media, in addition to being a source of opinion and information. It was cultural expression in the largest sense. The American Review contained articles of various lengths and subject matter; true to Whig form, however, the longest articles developed philosophical, religious, and historical themes in detail, or else, provided in-depth biographical information on the leading statesmen of the day. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vocabolario dei dialetti della città e diocesi di Como con esempi e riscontri di lingue antiche e moderne. [- Saggio di vocabolario della Gallia Cisalpina e Celtico e appendice al vocabolario dei dialetti della città e diocesi di Como, aggiuntavi in fine una proposta d'illustrazioni d'alcune voci della Divina Commedia.

      dalla Società Tipografica de' Classici Italiani, 1845. 2 volumi in 1 in-8° (cm. 23,5), legatura del XX secolo in m. tela e angoli con piatti marmorizzati (priva di tassello) con brossura editoriale a stampa di entrambi i tomi conservata; pp. XLV [3] 479 [5], XI [1b] 139 [1] in ottimo stato. Edizione originale con aggiunta dell'appendice di questo raro studio di linguistica vernacolare. «L'opera che ho alle mani mi pare ancora da nessuno tentata» [p. XXVI]. Il Monti, avverso al purismo toscano, raccoglie oltre diecimila voci del Lago di Como e delle sue valli (Valtellina, Verzasca, Maggia, Leventina, Blenio, ecc.) come «prezioso monumento della nostra popolar favella [che] gioverebbe talvolta a mostrare la derivazione delle voci italiane» [p. V-VI]. Cfr. Bibl. Bacchi Della Lega 18-19; Bacchetti-Poli 501-502; Bocca 1448-87; Pagliaini II, 760. Ottimo esemplare.

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        Two Abolitionist Salt Cellars, or Small Vases

      1845 - Two small footed salt cellars or vases. Approximately 2.25" tall and 2.25" in diameter. White soft paste porcelain, each bearing the classic image of a kneeling chained female slave. On the opposite side of each is the printed phrase: "Take courage -- go on -- persevere to the last. Thomas Clarkson Age 84." Clarkson actually uttered the phrase at age 80 in 1840, at the anti-slavery convention in Freemasons' Hall, London. Presumably these vases would date from between 1840 and 1845, and were almost certainly either manufactured in England for the American export market (slavery having been abolished in England with the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833, after which time Clarkson focused his efforts on abolishing slavery in the U.S.), or manufactured in America itself. While we are somewhat out of our depths identifying porcelain, our consultations with others more expert lead us to believe the former. Fine condition, with no visible flaws. Rare -- while we have seen other vintage abolitionist china -- most notably the jasper ware "Slave Medallion" depicting the famous and similar image of a kneeling male slave, made by Josiah Wedgwood, we have never encountered these vases, and can find no reference to them.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Index Entomologicus; or, a complete illustrated catalogue of the Lepidopterous Insects of Great Britain, containing 1944 figures of moths and butterflies, accurately engraved and carefully coloured after nature

      London: Privately published by William Wood, . Second printing. 1845 - Pp. xii, 1-266, (1); with 54 hand-colored engraved plates illustrating 1,944 individual butterflies and moths. Later one-half tan calf leather, spine with five raised bands with red morocco title lettered in gilt label in one compartment, over attractive marbled boards and with matching marbled endpapers, lg 8vo (8.5 x 5.4 inches; 220 x 140 mm). The first printing of this work was published in 1839; this second printing was issued in 1845. The second printing was the final one that was published privately by the author. A later edition was issued in 1854 but that edition was edited by edited by J. O. Westwood and published by G. Willis, London-based publisher. This second printing contains a one-page errata sheet and a four-page list of subscribers; both follow the preface. No ownership marks. See also Nissen ZBI, 4458. Mild offsetting from some color plates onto the facing pages, one color plate with slight marginal foxing; a tight and clean copy in very good condition in a very attractively binding.

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        A booke of Christmas carols, illuminated from ancient manuscripts in the British Museum

      London: Henry G. Bohn, [1845]. 4to (19 cm; 7.5"). [16] ff.; illus. The first of Cundall's illuminated gift books. A lovely example of high-Victorian "medievality," the volume has four full-page, gold-bordered illustrations and each text page is given a beautifully executed border copied from a manuscript in the British Museum; the borders on the twelve rectos are complex, pictorial, and unique with those on versos being uniform and stylized. The texts are from a variety of sources including the Bible, Wynken de Worde, Herrick, and Edmund Bolton, and all leaves, of heavy white paper printed using letter-press for text and chromolithography for illustrations and borders, are set into the binding on narrow tapes.    The colophon, in noting that the work has been "Selected and arranged by Joseph Cundall. Drawn and lithographed by John Brandard. Printed in colours by Messrs. M. & N. Hanhart. Printed with type by Charles Whittingham," describes what really was => an all-star cast.    Binding: Deep claret morocco, spine compartments ornately stamped and lettered in gilt; covers framed using multiple rolls, fillets, and individual devices, accomplished in gilt and blind. Board edges bear a single gilt rule; volume with delicate gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Binding signed by => Zaehnsdorf with their small stamp on verso of front free endpaper.    Provenance: Signature of Dorothea Burrell and gift inscription to Henrietta Edith Burrell dated "Xmas 1883"; later in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).         McLean, Cundall, p. 58. Bound as above, morocco lightened to olive on spine; gently rubbed at corners, light pencilling on flyleaves. Variously light to moderate spotting and age-toning, inscriptions as above. => A luxurious production using "modern" technologies to make brilliant nontraditional use of a noteworthy "ancient" manuscript collection.

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        Darstellende Geometrie. Text- und Tafelband. Deutsch bearbeitet und bereichert mit den neuesten Fortschritten der Isometrischen Projektionslehre nebst einer allgemeinen Begründung dieser Wissenschaft von O. Möllinger.

      Solothurn: Jent und Gassmann 1845. Textbd.: XV, 538 S., 3 Bll. Tafelbd.: XV, 538 S., 3 Bll. Insges. 87 (statt 86) Lithographien, (davon 2 doppelblattgroß) lose in O.Mappe. OHalbleder. 22x14 cm bzw. Halbleinen 42x28 cm. - Textband.: Ebd. stärker berieben, Buchecken bestoßen, Titelei u. S. stockfleckig, Vors. im Falz etw. beschädigt. ; Tafelband: Ebd. fleckig, Die Lithographien meist gering randfleckig, wenige m. einem größeren Fleck am Rand, vier stärker fleckig, eine Lithographie doppelt beiliegend. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Naturwissenschaften: Mathematik

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        MICROGRAPHY PORTRAIT OF KING LUDWIG I OF BAVARIA: LOUIS I KOENIG VON BAYERN PFALZGRAF BEY RHIEN, HERZOG VON BAYERN, FRANKEN, U: IN SCHWABEN, & &

      Lithograph, lightly tinted (Excellent Condition, strong printing quality, wide blank margins), full sheet: 74 x 55 cm; printed area: 45 x 36.5 cm. - [Bavaria, probably Munich, circa 1845]. Extremely rare, seemingly unrecorded – a large-format lithographed portrait of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, largely constructed through the extraordinary technique of micrography. - This impressive work is a large, lithographed half-length, seated portrait of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, most of which is constructed through the extraordinary technique of micrography. The work was "drawn and lithographed" in Bavaria, likely in Munich, around 1845, by Johann Baptist Braunhofer, an otherwise unknown artist, but evidently one of considerable skill. The basic template for the work is taken from a well-known oil portrait of Ludwig I by Beda. The present composition is faithful to the antecedent except that the king’s body, much of his throne, and the table and box in the background, are entirely constructed of micrographic lines of text in gothic script, extolling the monarch’s many achievements. The technique of micrography is an ancient one, having been developed by Jewish scribes in Egypt around the 9th Century. It was practiced in Germany by Jewish artists as early as 1300, and was adapted by engravers, such as Johann Micheal Püchler, during the late 17th Century. However, because of the extremely demanding technical nature of micrography, only a small number of artists ever practiced the technique, such that all pieces, in any media, are today very rare. Lithography is an especially challenging medium in which to execute micography, requiring far greater skill than simply drafting, or even engraving, the miniscule lines of text. The present work, executed in Gothic script, is thus an especially impressive accomplishment. Indeed, very few examples of lithographed micrography are known. The mysterious creator of the present work, Johann Baptist Braunhofer, was a contemporary of Louis Glück Rosenthal (1804-74), the Poznan-born Jewish artist who created several magnificent lithographed micrographic works while resident in London. The subject of the work, King Ludwig I of Bavaria (1786 – 1868, reigned 1825 - 1848), was the most revered Bavarian ruler of the modern era. He was a great statesman and patron of the arts, sciences, as well as a major collector of antiquities. However, he fell afoul of the new liberal trends brought about by the Revolution of 1848, and was, that year compelled to abdicate his throne, spending the rest of his life in exile. That being said, Ludwig I maintains an estimable legacy to this day, as many of his collections form the basis of Munich’s great museums. The present work is extremely rare, and seemingly unrecorded; we have not been able to trace even a mention of the work anywhere. References: N / A, Unrecorded.

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        Die Völker des Erdballs nach ihrer Abstammung und Verwandtschaft, und ihren Eigenthümlichkeiten in Regierungsform, Religion, Sitte und Tracht. 2 Bände.

      Brüssel u. Lpz., Muquardt 1845. - Erste Ausgabe. Vollständig, mit allen 150 naturgetreuen, altkolorierten Kupfertafeln. Umfangreiche Arbeit des deutschen Historikers und Kartographen Heinrich Berghaus (1797-1884). Die vorzüglich kolorierten Kupfertafeln zeigen Trachten und Bekleidungen der `Völker des Erdballs`. 4°, 462 S.; VIII, 336 S.; mit zus. 150 handkol. Abb., OHldrbde., berieben, schwach lichtspurig, Rücken geblichen, im ersten Band eine Seite etwas rissig, Textspiegel tlw. schwach gebr., vereinzelt kl. Stockfl., im zweiten Band Gelenk leicht beschäd., schwach gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manuscript Diary from 1842-1845

      New York 1845 - Small quarto. Blank book with lined pages. Half leather with marbled paper boards. Closely and legibly written on 191 pages and consisting of approximately 50,000 words. Lightly worn edges and rubbing, very good or better. Marriage certificate signed by Gardiner Spring, minister of the New York Old Brick Church and by wedding guests, (Samuel R. Betts, Anna Metcalf, and A. J. Spring, etc.) and newspaper articles about William H. Metcalf laid in. An engaging diary written between 1842 and 1845, jointly written by James W. Metcalf and his wife, Maria C. Betts Metcalf. Maria Betts was the daughter of a New York State Judge and U.S. Representative, Samuel R. Betts; James Metcalf was a clerk at the District Court, Southern District of New York. He was also the brother of noted art collector and amateur photographer, William H. Metcalf of Milwaukee. The diary begins with their wedding day on July 12, 1842 in New York ("the great event is over at last we are one") and continues with a detailed account of their adventures on their honeymoon with each of the pages numbered and dated, much describing the beauty that surrounds them. "There is a very picturesque view of the city from the top of one of the hills in the cemetery, near here, and the trees are so arranged, either accidentally, or by design, as to have the appearance of a frame to the picture, which produces a singular effect." On their honeymoon they traveled to several cities in Canada including Ontario, Montreal, and Quebec before returning home to New York in early August 1842 ending their "Wedding Jaunt Times."The entries next tell of the couple's daily lives together. Many treat on identical subjects from different perspectives recounting their walks about the town, seeing family or friends, and the sermons they hear on Sundays. While most are well-received there are some that James comments on: "the sermon was not so well digested as I have heard them and is not so easily summed up. We are all mortal and if our fathers and even the prophets died, upon what grounds can we hope to escape? We should then prepare for death and that immediately." Both Maria and James write of her ill-health, presumably from her first pregnancy, and she is often unable to attend church. It's only after having the child that she resumes her attendance. Their child is not talked about often in the diary but was born sometime in June 1843. "This night our dear boy has been publicly dedicated to the lord. He was baptized. and named James Betts." While James has written most of the entries in the beginning of the diary, Maria wrote a significant portion of the later ones. During this time James was away on a business trip and Maria wrote every day, from the time he left to the time he returned, about what has gone on. Many entries speak of his absence and waiting on his next letters, "no letters this morning, therefore I have been quite sanguine in my expectations of seeing James tonight, I am not disappointed." When James returned the entries become spaced out over weeks to months rather than days apart as they had been previously. They write about business endeavors, the passing of loved ones, and how is child growing. "Today our dear boy is nine months old. He can walk alone (for a short distance) and has cut his first tooth, a good size front one in the upper jaw." The entries for 1844 end in April of that year but there is one last entry, several pages long, written on September 23, 1845. This entry by Maria glosses over the time missed in-between. While their lives stayed mostly consistent the larger events include their having another child and losing some of their family members. Maria writes, "I hope that with the assistance of my husband we shall be more diligent in future," however, this entry ends abruptly and no other entries follow. Genealogy records indicate that the couple had three more children. Many of the children and James himself were outlived by Maria who eventually passed aw [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Wreck on the Andamans:: Being a narrative of the very remarkable preservation, and ultimate deliverance, of the Soldiers and Seamen, who formed the Ships' Companies of the Runnymede and Briton Troop-Ships, both wrecked on the Morning of the 12th November, 1844, upon one of the Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal. Taken from authentic Documents by .

      London: Pelham Richardson Pelham Richardson 1845 - A very good used copy bound in navy calf, edges rubbed. First edition, 16mo, 12mo, pp.vi, 72, 3 lithographed plates.

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        Journey to Ararat.: Translated by W.D. Cooley.

      [1845], London Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans 1845 - An account of the first ascent of Mt. Ararat in 1829-30. Atabey 925; Blackmer 1257 A very good copy bound in full contemporary polished calf, gilt filletting on boards, spine decorated gilt in compartments, raised bands; presentation inscription (on leaving Eton) on second endpaper, map creased and with a slight tear First edition in English. 8vo, pp. xii, 375; with a folding map and numerous illustrations in the text.

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        Gesamtansicht ('Alt-Breisach vom Badhause aus gesehen').

      - kolorierte Lithographie v. Bichebois & Adam n. Chapuy b. L. Sachse & Co. in Berlin, 1845, 31,5 x 40

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        The Imp of the Perverse [and] The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether [in] Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature and Art. Volume XXVII

      George R. Graham, Philadelphia 1845 - First edition. Tall octavo. 284pp., illustrations, engravings. Contemporary half morocco gilt and marbled papercovered boards. Boards lightly rubbed, old handwritten instructions to the binder bound in, one fashion plate detached but present and the spine mis-gilded as Volume XXVIII, still a handsome, near fine copy. Contains the first appearance of these two stories, as well as contributions by James Russell Lowell, Longfellow, and many others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MY ADVENTURES

      London: Henry Colburn, 1845. FIRST EDITION y. These volumes are significant both for their contents and their coverings. Colonel Archibald Montgomery Maxwell (d. 1845) received his commission in 1801 and saw active duty in the Calabria campaign (1806) and the Italian Campaign (1816). He must have performed well in battle, for he was promoted to colonel and made a knight of the Royal Guelphic Order. However, he is not the sort to bore us with laboriously detailed accounts of these activities. Instead, he shares his observations on Italian life and customs, his adventures with various opera dancers, and, in a more serious vein, his interviews with Napoleon on Elba and with King Charles V of Spain. Sadly, Maxwell did not long survive the publication of his memoir: the "Armagh Guardian" reported his death at Newcastle on 21 May 1845, "after a few days' illness, deeply regretted by his brother officers, and all who knew him." The ornate binding would have been specially commissioned by someone intending to give the set as a gift, and the fact that the volumes have come down to us in such fine condition testifies to how welcome their presentation must have been. James Nelson Palmer, who may well have paid for the binding, was probably the clergyman with that name of Breamore Rectory in Hampshire, who owned Church House in Headington, Oxford, beginning in 1849. In any case, such presentation bindings from this period are uncommonly seen.. 200 x 114 mm. (7 7/8 x 4 1/2"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. IN A SPECIAL VERY ATTRACTIVE PRESENTATION BINDING OF CONTEMPORARY OXBLOOD PEBBLE-GRAIN MOROCCO, ELABORATELY GILT, covers with blind-ruled borders and complex gilt frame featuring shell head- and tailpieces, scrolling corners and sides, and many floral tools, raised bands, spine compartments gilt with flower basket centerpiece and leaf frond corners, blind-tooled turn-ins, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece portraits of Colonel Maxwell and Major General Sir Neil Douglas. Front free endpaper of volume I with ink presentation inscription; "Reginald Porter / from his sincere friend / James Nelson Palmer / On his leaving Eton / Xmas 3rd 1846." Spines slightly and uniformly sunned (but gilt with no loss of brightness), one board with a little dulling because of leather preservative, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, clean, fresh, and smooth internally, in a handsome binding with virtually no wear.These volumes are significant both for their contents and their coverings. Colonel Archibald Montgomery Maxwell (d. 1845) received his commission in 1801 and saw active duty in the Calabria campaign (1806) and the Italian Campaign (1816). He must have performed well in battle, for he was promoted to colonel and made a knight of the Royal Guelphic Order. However, he is not the sort to bore us with laboriously detailed accounts of these activities. Instead, he shares his observations on Italian life and customs, his adventures with various opera dancers, and, in a more serious vein, his interviews with Napoleon on Elba and with King Charles V of Spain. Sadly, Maxwell did not long survive the publication of his memoir: the "Armagh Guardian" reported his death at Newcastle on 21 May 1845, "after a few days' illness, deeply regretted by his brother officers, and all who knew him." The ornate binding would have been specially commissioned by someone intending to give the set as a gift, and the fact that the volumes have come down to us in such fine condition testifies to how welcome their presentation must have been. James Nelson Palmer, who may well have paid for the binding, was probably the clergyman with that name of Breamore Rectory in Hampshire, who owned Church House in Headington, Oxford, beginning in 1849. In any case, such presentation bindings from this period are uncommonly seen.

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        The Shipwrecked orphans. A true narrative of the shipwreck and sufferings of John Ireland

      and William Doyley who were wrecked in the ship Charles Eaton on an island in the South Seas. New Haven, Connecticut : S. Babcock, [1845]. Series: Teller's Tales, New Series, no. 5. Probably the first American edition. Square duodecimo, original decorative stiff wrappers (rubbed and darkened; short tears at fore-edge of upper wrapper; paper loss along spine), lower wrapper with publisher's advertisement; front free-endpaper with ownership inscription dated January 1, 1846; title page with lithographed vignette (mild damp stain at top edge); 64 pp, illustrated with 8 full page lithographed plates; corners of leaves dog-eared, scattered foxing and few short edge tears; a fair, complete copy of a fragile and scarce children's book. Ferguson, 4078a: ""This 'True narrative.' published for juvenile readers is very rare." An account of the shipwreck of the barqueCharles Eaton on the Great Barrier Reef off Cape York in 1834, and the subsequent fight for survival by two young boys, John Ireland (the cabin boy) and William Doyley (the son of a passenger). Ireland and Doyley were ultimately the only two souls to be rescued by Europeans; other survivors of the wreck were either murdered by local Aborigines or traded by them to neighbouring groups.

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        Die im Bernstein befindlichen organischen Reste der Vorwelt gesammelt in Verbindung mit mehreren bearbeitet und herausgegeben.

      Berlin, Nicolai, 1845 - 1856. 2 Bände mit je zwei Abteilungen in einem Band. Mit insgesamt 32 (davon 6 kolorierten bzw. teilkolorierten) lithographischen Tafeln. 4 Bl., IV, 125 S., 2 Bl., IV, 124 S., 2 Bl., 125 S. HLwd. d. Zt.39,5 x 29,5 cm. Erste Ausgabe. – Nissen, ZBI 319 – BMC (Natural History), S. 137 – Engelmann, S. 585. – Sehr seltene und erste umfassende Monographie über Bernsteininklusionen, basierend auf der Privatsammlung des Danziger Augenarztes Georg Carl Berendt (1790-1850). Nach seinen Tod wurde das Werk von den Paläontologen Ernst Fr. Germar, Heinrich Göppert, Carl L. Koch und Hermann A. Hagen fertiggestellt. - Kapitale gering angeplatzt, Kanten beschabt, Hinterdeckel kratzspurig. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, einige Tafeln auf flaueren Abzügen auf bräunlichem Papier, insgesamt aber sehr gut erhalten. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Flore de Maine et Loire. Troisième édition, revue et considérablement augmentée

      Angers et Paris, Lainé et J.-B. Baillière, 1845, , [4]-440 pp, , Nouvelle édition de cette flore parue à l'origine en 1830. L'auteur se propose ici d'offrir à ses élèves un tableau complet, ni trop abrégé, ni trop détaillé, de toutes les plantes qui croissent en Anjou. L'ouvrage est précédé de l'exposition du système sexuel de Linné et de l'exposition de la clef analytique de Lamarck. Guépin (1778-1858) fut professeur à l'école secondaire de médecine d'Angers. Il en deviendra le directeur en 1853. Son herbier et sa bibliothèque ont été légués à la bibliothèque municipale. ON JOINT : Le Supplément à la Flore du Maine et Loire du même auteur, en édition originale : Angers, V. Pavie, 1842. [8]-63 pp. Broché, couverture jaune de l'éditeur. ENVOI non signé de l'auteur en première de couverture, à Mr Tulasne. Ce supplément a paru pour compléter la seconde édition, publiée en 1838 ; les ajouts qui y figurent ont, en conséquence, été intégrés dans l'édition de 1845 que nous présentons. En 1850 sera publié un Supplément spécifique pour cette édition. Étiquettes et cachets annulés de l'Institut catholique de Paris, étiquettes en pied des dos. Cachet de l'Archevêché de Paris au titre de la Flore de Maine et Loire, dos passé. Couverture du Supplément usée et dos cassé.

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        Furniture with Candelabra and Interior Decoration designed by R. Bridgens

      William Pickering, London 1845 - (14 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches). Hand-coloured engraved title page, 2pp. letterpress list of plates, 58 hand-coloured engraved, etched and aquatinted plates (one double-page and assigned two numbers in the plate list, 5 by and after Bridgen, 22 by Shaw after Bridgen, and 31 unassigned). Contemporary plum cloth, neatly rebacked in green morocco, silver tooling to the spine and lettering to the spine label, late 19th-century paper label with manuscript title on upper cover, later endpapers Provenance: J. Paul Lammers Furniture Designer (neat ink stamp to title, plate list and 7 plates) A finely-coloured copy of the second issue, of the first complete edition of this important early Victorian source work for furniture design in the Grecian, Elizabethan and Gothic styles. The first edition of this work is extremely rare and is known currently from the single incomplete copy in the RIBA British Architectural Library. It seems probable that the publication of this first edition, begun in 1825, was abandoned, and it was not until 1838 that the complete suite of plates was first published. The plate list is a little misleading as it runs from 1 to 60, but the work is complete as is: number 1 is the title, the double-page plate is numbered '53,54', the 57 single-page plates are numbered 2 - 52 and 55-60. Bridgens served as a pupil of George Bullock of Liverpool before trying to set up in business in Birmingham in the 1820s. The venture was not a great success, despite executing some interesting and avant-garde neo-Jacobean furniture designs for James Watt of Aston Hall, and Bridgens left England in 1825 for the West Indies. He stayed in Trinidad for seven years before returning to England, and in 1836 published his West Indian Scenery. from Sketches during a residence . in Trinidad . The present work followed, and seems to have been Bridgens final published work: the 1845 watermarks in the present example suggest that the complete work enjoyed some success: enough to warrant the publication of this second issue. Cf. British Architectural Library Early Printed Books 379 (and cf. 378 for the incomplete 1st edition); cf. Spelman 36:105. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A booke of Christmas carols, illuminated from ancient manuscripts in the British Museum.

      Henry G. Bohn, 1845. The first of Cundall's illuminated gift books. A lovely example of high-Victorian "medievality," the volume has four full-page, gold-bordered illustrations and each text page is given a beautifully executed border copied from a manuscript in the British Museum; the borders on the twelve rectos are complex, pictorial, and unique with those on versos being uniform and stylized. The texts are from a variety of sources including the Bible, Wynken de Worde, Herrick, and Edmund Bolton, and all leaves, of heavy white paper printed using letter-press for text and chromolithography for illustrations and borders, are set into the binding on narrow tapes. The colophon, in noting that the work has been "Selected and arranged by Joseph Cundall. Drawn and lithographed by John Brandard. Printed in colours by Messrs. M. & N. Hanhart. Printed with type by Charles Whittingham," describes what really was => an all-star cast. Binding: Deep claret morocco, spine compartments ornately stamped and lettered in gilt; covers framed using multiple rolls, fillets, and individual devices,accomplished in gilt and blind. Board edges bear a single gilt rule; volume with delicate gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Binding signed by => Zaehnsdorf with their small stamp on verso of front free endpaper. Provenance: Signature of Dorothea Burrell and gift inscription to Henrietta Edith Burrell dated "Xmas 1883"; later in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard (sans indicia).

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        Sacred Architecture.

      London: Fisher, (1845) - Full crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. Beautifully bound by Wright, one of the most accomplished London firms of the period. With gilt raised bands, exceptional gilt floral tooling to the panels and a wide gilt roll framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with 63 engraved plates. With the armorial bookplate of Earl Brownlow of Belton House. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A history of British birds [and] A history of British fishes.

      London Van Voorst & 1841 1845 - First edition of first work, second edition of second, together two works in five volumes (3 + 2) 8vo., wood-engraved illustrations throughout, luxuriously bound by White of Pall Mall in matching (but not uniform) full green morocco gilt, red morocco labels, all edges gilt, a fine set. A superbly bound set, rarely found in this state. Yarrell (1784 – 1856) was a noted English zoologist and one of the original members of the Zoological Society. He took over his father's bookshop and news agent's, but spent his spare time becoming a proficient shooter, angler and collector of specimens. He joined the Royal Institution in 1817, and having published his first zoological work, On the Occurrence of some Rare British Birds, was elected a fellow of the Linnean Society of London in 1825. Nissen, FBI 133; BBI, 1029; ZBI 4488. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Graham's Magazine, 1845. Edgar Allen Poe Biography, et. Al

      George R. Graham, Philadelphia 1845 - Tall Octavo. 284p. Jan-December (complete). This is the issue with the frontispiece of Edgar Allen Poe, facing page 49 and the first published biography of him on pages 49-53. James Russell Lowell's article on Poe includes the following poems in the February issue: "To Helen", "The Haunted Palace", "Lenore", and the controversial "Al Aaraaf". In the July issue his "The Imp of the Perverse" actually states his name as the author with a hand colored picture of flowers on the facing page. The October issue has his unsigned poem "The Divine Right of Kings". and his "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether" is identified as his. Finally, the December issue has his "Stanzas [to F.S.O]". While all the poems listed here are by Poe, some did not list him as author.Bound in 3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards, handsomely rebacked, double black leather spine label gilt.

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        The Chainbearer; or, The Littlepage Manuscripts. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Richard Bentley. 1845 Damp marking to lower corner of leading e.ps vol. III. Orig. drab boards, blue-green pebble grained cloth spines, sl. chipped & browned printed paper labels; inner hinges sl. weak. Contemp. ownership signature of Clement Sorby on titlepages & leading f.e.p. vol. I. Esher Armorial bookplates & later book labels of Christopher Clark Geest. A v.g. copy in the original binding. Each volume housed in a pale brown cloth fold-over box.Published before the first American edition of the same year. Scarce in commerce; only three copies recorded at auction since 1978. Cooper's second part of a trilogy that begins with Satanstoe and ends with The Redskins. The novels address the issue of land acquisition (measured by the chainbearer) and the westward march of 'civilisation' resulting in the displacement of native Americans. 'The plot has thickened' Cooper writes in his preface; 'and bloodshed has come to deepen the stain left on the country by the widespread and bold assertion of false principles. That portions of the community have behaved nobly under this sudden outbreak of a lawless and unprincipled combination to rob, is undeniable, and ought to be dwelt on with gratitude, and an honest pride ... but, while all this is admitted, and admitted not altogether without hope, yet are there grounds for fear, so reasonable and strong, that no writer who is faithful to the real interests of his country ought, for a single moment, to lose sight of them'.

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        Histoire d'un Casse-Noisette. Illustrations de Bertall

      Hetzel, Paris 1845 - 2 Volumes in-12 en demi-chagrin, dos à 4 faux nerfs ornés de roulettes dorées. Caissons décorés de motifs fleuronnés dorés et encadrés de filets dorés. Toutes tranches dorées. 131 pp, 122 pp. Nombreuses gravures in texte en noir et blanc. Edition originale. Frottements sur les plats. Coiffes frottées. Coins tordus et frottés. Papier jauni. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vocabolario dei dialetti della città e diocesi di Como con esempi e riscontri di lingue antiche e moderne. [- Saggio di vocabolario della Gallia Cisalpina e Celtico e appendice al vocabolario dei dialetti della città e diocesi di Como, aggiuntavi in fine una proposta d'illustrazioni d'alcune voci della Divina Commedia.

      dalla Società Tipografica de' Classici Italiani,, Milano 1845 - 2 volumi in 1 in-8° (cm. 23,5), legatura del XX secolo in m. tela e angoli con piatti marmorizzati (priva di tassello) con brossura editoriale a stampa di entrambi i tomi conservata; pp. XLV [3] 479 [5], XI [1b] 139 [1] in ottimo stato. Edizione originale con aggiunta dell'appendice di questo raro studio di linguistica vernacolare. «L'opera che ho alle mani mi pare ancora da nessuno tentata» [p. XXVI]. Il Monti, avverso al purismo toscano, raccoglie oltre diecimila voci del Lago di Como e delle sue valli (Valtellina, Verzasca, Maggia, Leventina, Blenio, ecc.) come «prezioso monumento della nostra popolar favella [che] gioverebbe talvolta a mostrare la derivazione delle voci italiane» [p. V-VI]. Cfr. Bibl. Bacchi Della Lega 18-19; Bacchetti-Poli 501-502; Bocca 1448-87; Pagliaini II, 760. Ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Admiral Dupetit-Thouars : autograph letter signed, dated June 1845

      Manuscript in brown ink, single sheet, folding to form [4] sides, small octavo; written on 2 sides; headed Paris, le 5 Juin 1845, a note from Admiral Dupetit-Thouars to the publisher Baudry requesting copies of a course in philosophy; signed at the foot 'A. Du Petit Thouars'; address and postal markings to the last side; original folds; complete, clean and legible. 'Mon cher Monsieur Baudry, je vous prie de vous procurez et de m'envoyer le cours de philosophie de Cousin [Victor Cousin, 1792/1867, philospher and head of th École Éclectique). année 1827 et 1828. J'espère que vous ne trouverez pas mauvais que je m'adresseà vous pour cet objet, ma pensée en agissant ainsi se reporte au passé et c'est puisqu'il me semble que vous m'avez dit que vous vous occupiez de librairie, toutefois veuillez croire que c'està bonne intention que je vous fais cette demande. Veuillez me rapporter au souvenir de M. Gide [the publisher, Casimir Gide] ....' Dupetit-Thouars' voyage in the Vénus(1836-1839) was critical to the establishment of a French colonial presence in the Pacific, as well as for the promotion and protection of French commercial activities around the globe. His account, Voyage autour du monde, published between 1840 and 1846, ranks as one of the most important nineteenth century works on Pacific voyages. 'Dupetit-Thouars's account of his stay in California, in 1837, is one of the most important and complete records of the Mexican period. In 1838, the Vénus made a run for Easter Island, further investigated the coast of South America, then sailed for the Galápagos and Marquesas Islands, Tahiti and New Zealand. At Tahiti the expedition forced Queen Pomaré to write a letter to the King of France apologising for mistreatment of French priests, to pay an indemnity, and to salute the French flag. He had also made a treaty with Kamehameha III of Hawaii. After visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months…' (Hill).

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        \"Palais de la Grand Duchesse Marie Nicolaievna\". Blick zum Sommerpalast des Herzogs Maximilian von Leuchtenberg auf dem Landgut Sergiewka bei Peterhof, davor Staffage, links Aussicht über den Park zum Finnischen Meerbusen.

       Altkol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von C. Schultz und Lemercier nach J. Meyer bei Velten, Sankt Petersburg, um 1845, 24,5 x 34,5 cm. Inschrift in Russisch und Französisch; aus \"Vues pittoresques des palais et jardins impériaux aux environs St. Petersbourg.\" - Herzog Maximilian (1817-1852), Sohn des Eugen Beauharnais und Enkel des Königs Max I. Joseph von Bayern, heiratete 1839 die Tochter des Zaren Nikolaus I., Marie Nikolajewna (1819-1876). Der Zar schenkte ihr diese Dacha, die Maximilian vom Architekten Andrej Ivanovich Stakenschneider (1802-1865) im Stil einer italienischen Villa umbauen ließ. Heute gehört der Park zum UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe. - Im breiten Rand ein Lichtrand. In Echtgoldleiste gerahmt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Rußland

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        Cronisti e Scrittori Sincroni Napoletani

      Napoli, dalla Stamperia dell'Iride 1845 - DEL RE Giuseppe. 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, piatti rinnovati, titolo e fregi in nero ai dorsi. Copertine originali conservate. Il volume primo dedicato ai cronisti e scrittori del periodo normanno, il volume secondo ai cronisti e scrittori del periodo svevo. 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 comprenderà 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Woordenboek der zee-, stoom- en scheepsbouwkundige-termen, in de Hollandsche, Fransche en Engelsche talen. - Dictionnaire Français-Hollandais, des termes techniques employés dans la marine à voiles et à vapeur, dans l'architecture navale et commettage. - Dictionary of nautical-, steam- and shipbuilding-terms, in the English and Dutch.Amsterdam, widow of G. Hulst van Keulen, 1845[-1847]. 3 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary blue stiff paper wrappers.

      Bruzelius, 19th century maritime and naval dictionaries 1845 (www.bruzelius.info); Claes, Netherlandic dictionaries 2524; WorldCat (5 copies); cf. Cat. NHSM, p. 1002 (two other dictionaries by Reehorst); not in Crone Library; Polak. Surprisingly rare trilingual dictionary of nautical, steam and shipbuilding terms by the professional translator Karel Pieter ter Horst, who also composed two other polyglot dictionaries. With the first volume giving the translation of Dutch terms in French and English, and the second and third volume giving the translation of French and English terms in Dutch. Published by the well-known Dutch nautical publishing firm Van Keulen. Included is a small list of English terms with a Dutch translation of the parts of a steam engine, originally published in Huygens's Handleiding tot de kennis van het scheeps-stoomwerktuig (Van Keulen, 1847).With the library stamp on each title-page of the "Collegie Zeemanshoop" (in Amsterdam, established 1822) and some terms checked off. In very good condition, with a few leaves slightly foxed and the spines of the wrappers a bit worn. With the bolts of the second volume unopened. An essential source for nautical terminology

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        PETERSBURG., "Palais de la Grand Duchesse Marie Nicolaievna". Blick zum Sommerpalast des Herzogs Maximilian von Leuchtenberg auf dem Landgut Sergiewka bei Peterhof, davor Staffage, links Aussicht über den Park zum Finnischen Meerbusen.

      Altkol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von C. Schultz und Lemercier nach J. Meyer bei Velten, Sankt Petersburg, um 1845, 24,5 x 34,5 cm. Inschrift in Russisch und Französisch aus "Vues pittoresques des palais et jardins impériaux aux environs St. Petersbourg." - Herzog Maximilian (1817-1852), Sohn des Eugen Beauharnais und Enkel des Königs Max I. Joseph von Bayern, heiratete 1839 die Tochter des Zaren Nikolaus I., Marie Nikolajewna (1819-1876). Der Zar schenkte ihr diese Dacha, die Maximilian vom Architekten Andrej Ivanovich Stakenschneider (1802-1865) im Stil einer italienischen Villa umbauen ließ. Heute gehört der Park zum UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe. - Im breiten Rand ein Lichtrand. In Echtgoldleiste gerahmt. Europa, Rußland

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        VIEWS IN INDIA, CHIEFLY AMONG THE HIMALAYA MOUNTAINS

      London & Paris: Fisher, Son, and Co.. Very Good. 1845. Hardcover. World cat dates this printing to 1845: [The preliminary leaves have been reprinted, and pp. 85-94, with the accompanying plates, are a new addition. The rest of the book is a duplicate of the 1838 edition. All engraved plates are dated 1838]. Large 4to. 37 full-page steel engravings (frontis is tissue-guarded) , most from drawings by Lt. White (illustrator) of the 31st Regiment of the East India Co on his Himalaya journey to the sources of the Jumna and Ganges rivers. [I-X, 11-94]. Clean maroon cloth. Gilt decorated leather spine with raised bands. All edges bright gilt. Spine edges lightly rubbed & front hinge starting (1/2 inch) by spine heel with cover firmly attached. Marbled endpapers. Except for light foxing mostly on the frontis & first (pictorial) title page the interior of text is tight, clean & intact. India; Engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 94 pages .

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        The History of Kington

      - Roy.8vo Kington 1845. A good large copy in original giltstamped cloth, spine neatly relaid, new end papers. Contemporary inscription, L. Hastings to top of title. Pps.ix 303, complete with 2 folding pedigrees , at end of contents leaf and at page 224. Pps.66-70 are by A.R. Wallace, his first published writings. A good clean copy of this rare work.

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