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

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. Third Printing. Hardcover. Good +. Large octavos (approx. 11" x 7"). Volumes 1, 2, & 3. Missing volumes 4, 5, and atlas. lx, 434pp; xv, 476pp; xv, 438pp. Brown cloth hardcovers with blind stamped designs and borders on covers and gilt stamped vignettes on front boards. Gilt stamped titles on spines. Untrimmed foredge and bottom edge. Yellow end sheets. Volumes are illustrated with frontispiece steel engraved portrait of the author volume 1, several steel engravings and wood-cuts in text, map in volume 1, and 3 maps in volume 2. A list of illustrations is included in the front of each volume. Light edge wear and some small spots to cloth bindings. Frontispiece volume 1, tissue guard, and front end sheet are loose. In volume 3 one of the engravings is loose, chipped and brown spotted on the edge. Occasional brown spots and light soil to the contents of 3 volumes. Internally a good or better set. Volume 2 is inscribed by the author to "Jos. H. Bradley" on the half title page. The first printing of these narratives, published in 1844 by Sherman for Congress, consisted of 100 (quarto) sets. The second printing of 150 sets, called the Unofficial edition, is also quarto size and has the imprint of "C. Sherman, Printer,/ 19 St. James Street, Philadelphia" on the versos of the title pages. This partial set for sale is the first trade edition (third printing) of which 1000 copies were published by Lea and Blanchard. According to Howes [these narratives are] "The first United States scientific expedition by sea. Wilkes sailed along and surveyed the whole Northwest Coast and his exploring parties penetrated into the interior at many points." Howes W 414; Sabin 103994; Streeter 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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      Fisher, Son, and Co., London & Paris 1845 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mental Maladies. A Treatise on Insanity. Translated from the French, with additions. by E. K. Hunt.

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1845. The Haskell F. Norman copy, presentation copy inscribed by the translator, of the first the first modern textbook of psychiatry. Norman 727. "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 provised the classic description of paresis, coined the term 'monomania' (a concept foreshadowing the modern view of schizophrenia) 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 [1838] was a basic psychiatric text for over half a century." (Norman). 8vo (236 x 150mm), fine later gilt-ruled sheep, black spine label, pp. [i-v] vi-xviii [19] 20-496 [28:adverts paginated 3-32], inscription by Hunt to front fly leaf: 'Doct. H. A. Grant / with the compliments of the / Translator.', book plate of Haskell F. Norman to the front pastedown, some light foxing throughout. Rare.

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        Das Ganze des Treppenbaues, oder ausführliche Anleitung im Zeichnen, Zureißen, Errichten etc. aller Arten hölzener Treppen, nebst einigen Bemerkungen über die steinernen Treppen. Nach dem Französischen ... von J. A. Schultz.

      Weimar, Voigt 1845.. Mit 20 gefalt. lithograph. Tafeln mit 273 Darstellungen. XX, 232 S. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. Neuer Schauplatz der Künste und Handwerke, Bd. 140. - Deutsche Bearbeitung von "Construction des escaliers en bois" (Paris, 1844). - Berieben und bestoßen. Tls. stockfleckig bzw. etwas gebräunt. Einige Tafeln an den seitlichen Außenrändern mit kl. Defekten.

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        The Royal South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1845.

      Adelaide: James Allen, 1845. Octavo, 210, (ii - short title), xxiv (advertisements, last blank) pp.,simple early binding of quarter cloth over marbled boards. Rare early South Australian almanac.This copy has the early owner's inscription for Skinner of H.M. Customs in Adelaide, and he may have been responsible for the ink annotations to the list of Justices of the Peace (p. 55). Notable is the by now standard section on the "Progress of Discovery" which includes the early report of "Captain Sturt's Expedition to the North" of 1844 (pp. 179-185). Ink stain to fore-edge (not encroaching into margins), overall a good copy.

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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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        Don Cæsar de Bazan. A romance of Spain. By the Author of "The black mantle", "Mabel", ...

      Printed & published by E. Lloyd. 1845 Illus.; without the frontispiece plate, a very few spots. Quite early green cloth; sm. split at tail of front board. v.g.Ono 546. BL & Oxford only on Copac. In 32 pts, the text in two columns. Most of the spirited illustrations are in the three cornered style. The preface dated July 1845 states that it is based on the popular drama staged in 1844 and that there has been a delay in executing some orders because of its popularity. Rymer was simultaneously engaged on writing 'an English Romance of Modern Life'.

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        La Touraine ancienne et moderne

      First edition, first printing of illustrations.Book illustrated with 33 boards inset which the frontispiece in gold and colors (Tours Cathedral), 15 labels engraved on wood, 10 portraits engraved on steel and 6 boards coats of arms, numerous vignettes in the text. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! L. Mercier Paris 1845 17,5x27cm relié

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        Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842 and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-44

      693 pages 22 lithographed plates, 5 maps: [Untitled emigrant route in Bear River Valley], Beer Springs. Sheet size: 22.5 × 14.5 cm, The Great Salt-Lake. Sheet size 22.5 × 14.5 cm., [Untitled map of the crossing of the Sierra Nevada by the South Fork of the American River] [lower center] Lithograph by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore, Md. Sheet size: 22.5 × 64 cm. and the large Preuss map in pocket at back, appendix and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind-stamped decorative ruled edges. Senate Document, 28th Congress, 2nd Session, Doc. 174. (Cohen Mapping the West pp.130-133; Field 565; Graff 1436; Howes F-370; Sabin 25845; Streeter sale VI:3131; Wagner-Camp-Becker 115) First edition.Frémont stresses the importance of Preuss's large map of the routes traversed in both expeditions: "it fills up the vast geographical chasm" between Missouri and the Columbia River. Historians ever since have warmly agreed, calling it "monumental in its breadth--a classic of exploring literature" (Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire, p.248). Wheat, in Mapping the Transmississippi West, deems it "as important a step forward from the earlier western, Long, and Lewis and Clark in their day" (p 495). first edition, senate issue, with additional scientific data not included in the House issue. Includes the report on Frémont's 1842 expedition along the Oregon Trail, as well as his second expedition concluded in 1844: "Guided by Kit Carson, Frémont proceeded down the Snake River and on down the Columbia to Fort Vancouver. Moving into northwestern Nevada, Frémont suddenly took his expedition on a rash midwinter crossing of the Sierra NevadaCondition:Recased with new end papers, pocket repaired, some minor wear and light foxing, corners gently bumped else a very nice copy.

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        Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-'44

      Blair and Rives, Washington 1845 - 8vo; orig. blind stamped dk brown bds, sympatheticall rebacked with orig spine laid down; gilt sp. title legible but not bright; bds show very little rubbing and are bright and shiny; wear to corners and edges, hinges tight; all plates present as are all maps, though the very important lg. folding map is present in excellent facsimile; moderate foxing throughout, also affecting a few of the plates to varying degrees, none too badly; pp. 583. One of the landmarks of western exploration. Very widely read, it influenced generations of emigrants. Contains 22 plates and a great deal of information. This helped make Fremont's name a household word, later propelling him into politics. The House ed. preceded the Senate one by 6 days, but it did not contain the final 110 pages of scientific observations which are to be found in the Senate version. Howes F370, Sabin 25845, Wheat transmississippi 497, Wagner-Camp 115:1. Cowan pp. 223-224, Zamorano 80 - 39. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Lea & Blanchard, 1845-01-01. Third Printing. Hardcover. Good. Five octavo volumes. lviii, 434, xii, 476, xii, 438, xiv, 542, xii, 558pp, 11 maps. Original blind tooled black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt US emblem on front boards. Wear to edges, chipping to head and tail of spines. Discoloration to spotting, significant to Volume I front board. Library stamps and signature to front flyleaf. Scattered foxing and marginal dampstaining World map in Volume I and Map of Hawaii in Volume IV present. This issue is complete as issued, with the omission of the 47 woodcut in substitute of steel engravings, 64 plates and 11 of the 14 maps as stated by the publishers. Headed by Commander Charles Wilkes, the United States Exploring Expedition was perhaps the most ambitious voyage of scientific discovery during the 19th century. The travels and resulting studies met with remarkable intellectual success in the fields of natural history, cartography, and ethnography. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        Don Cæsar de Bazan. A romance of Spain. By the Author of "The black mantle", "Mabel", ...

      Printed & published by E. Lloyd. 1845 Illus.; without the frontispiece plate, a very few spots. Quite early green cloth; sm. split at tail of front board. v.g.Ono 546. BL & Oxford only on Copac. In 32 pts, the text in two columns. Most of the spirited illustrations are in the three cornered style. The preface dated July 1845 states that it is based on the popular drama staged in 1844 and that there has been a delay in executing some orders because of its popularity. Rymer was simultaneously engaged on writing 'an English Romance of Modern Life'.

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        Oeuvres choisies. Etudes de moeurs contemporaines. 1- Les enfants terribles. Traductions en langue vulgaire. Les lorettes. Les actrices. Notices par Théophile Gautier et Laurent-Jan. 2- Fourberies de femmes en matière de sentiment. Clichy. Paris le soir. Notices par Laurent-Jan, Auguste Lireux et Léon Gozlan. 3- Le Carnaval à Paris. Paris le matin. Les étudiants de Paris. Notices par Théophile Gautier, A. Barthet et A. de Soubiran. 4- La vie de jeune homme. Les débardeurs. Notices par P.J. Stahl.

       Contributions de THéophile Gautier, Laurent-Jan, Léon Gozlan, Auguste Lireux et Jules Hetzel sous le pseudonyme de P.-J. Stahl entre autres.       Paris, Hetzel, 1846-1848 ; 4 tomes reliés en 2 volumes in-4 ; demi-chagrin vert-empire, spine à nerfs décorés d'une roulette à froid, filets, titre et roulette dorés, papier gauffré vert brillant (binding de l'époque) ; en tout : 1 frontispice général, 14 vignettes dont 1 répétée et 320 planches, tous gravés sur bois, collation strictement identique à Vicaire, III, 953-955 ; Brivois pp.168-171 ; Carteret, III-260-264 ; chaque partie a son titre propre. EDITION ORIGINALE. Exemplaire très frais, imprimé sur vélin bien blanc, quelques rares petites rousseurs au faux-titre et à la table du tome 2, le reste est en très bel état.  Hetzel Paris 1845-1847 19x26cm 4 tomes reliés en 1

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        On the Analysis of Discontinuous Functions. 16 pages. [Read 20th July, 1846] AND On a certain Multiple Definite Integral 10 pages. [Read 13th April, 1846].

      Royal Irish Academy,, 1845. First Edition of two papers presented to the Royal Irish Academy. [Dublin / Lincoln], Royal Irish Academy, 1845 - 1846. Quarto. pages 124 - 149 from "The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, Volume XXI, Part I, 1846. Modern Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Very rare extract of the original printed paper. George Boole's The Laws of Thought 1854; John Venn's Symbolic Logic 1881nnIn his An Investigation into the laws of thought Boole now defined a function in terms of a symbol x as follows:nn "8. Definition. ? Any algebraic expression involving symbol x is termed a function of x, and may be represented by the abbreviated form f(x)"nnBoole then used algebraic expressions to define both algebraic and logical notions, e.g., 1-x is logical NOT(x), xy is the logical AND(x,y), xy is the logical OR(x, y), x(x y) is xx xy, and "the special law" xx = x2 = x.nnIn his 1881 Symbolic Logic Venn was using the words "logical function" and the contemporary symbolism ( x = f(y), y = f-1(x), cf page xxi) plus the circle-diagrams historically associated with Venn to describe "class relations", the notions "'quantifying' our predicate", "propositions in respect of their extension", "the relation of inclusion and exclusion of two classes to one another", and "propositional function" (all on p. 10), the bar over a variable to indicate not-x (page 43), etc. Indeed he equated unequivocally the notion of "logical function" with "class" [modern "set"]: "... on the view adopted in this book, f(x) never stands for anything but a logical class. It may be a compound class aggregated of many simple classes; it may be a class indicated by certain inverse logical operations, it may be composed of two groups of classes equal to one another, or what is the same thing, their difference declared equal to zero, that is, a logical equation. But however composed or derived, f(x) with us will never be anything else than a general expression for such logical classes of things as may fairly find a place in ordinary Logic". (Wikipedia)

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        Histoire du magnétisme dont les phénomènes sont rendus sensibles par le mouvement.

      Nancy, Grimblot, Vve Raybois, 1845. ____ Relié avec, du même : - Complément au mémoire sur la condensation de la force magnétique à la surface des aimants, inséré dans les Annales de chimie. Nancy, Grimblot, Vve Raybois, 1845. In-8 de 16 pp. - Deux mémoires sur le magnétisme. Idem, 1846. In-8 de 40, (2) pp., 1 planche. - Essai historique sur le magnétisme et l'universalité de son influence dans la nature. Idem, 1849. In-8 de 21, (3)pp. - [titre courant :] Recherches sur la cause du magnétisme par rotation. 53 pp., 1 planche. (parait avoir été publié sans page de titre, le cahier 1 commençant au titre courant. A la fin : Nancy, imprimerie de Raybois). - Exposition de la doctrine magnétique ou traité philosophique, historique et critique du magnétisme. Nancy, Grimblot, Vve Raybois, Paris, Baillière, 1852. In-8 de VIII, 320 pp., 4 planches dépliantes. Certains de ces textes ont été publiés dans les Mémoires de la Société des sciences de Nancy. Le dernier reprend l'essentiel des travaux de Haldat, l'année de sa mort. Il écrit dans la préface que Gay-Lussac et Arago ont insérés dans les Comptes-Rendus de l'Académie des sciences l'analyse de ses travaux, mais que Regnauld, par la suite, n'a jamais voulu publier le moindre article mais qu'il a reçu les encouragements de Becquerel, Faraday, Pouillet et Quetelet. Le physicien Charles Nicolas Alexandre Haldat du Lys (Bourmont, Lorraine, 1770 -1852) participa au rétablissement de l'Académie de Nancy. Un appareil hydrostatique qu'il inventa porte aujourd'hui son nom. Bon exemplaire de ces publications rares.*****. In-8. [207 x 127 mm] Collation : (4), 49, (3) pp., 1 planche dépliante Demi-basane bleue, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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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

      Charles C. Little & James Brown [and] A. Maxwell and Son [etc.]. 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.

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        A Handbook for Travellers in Spain and Readers at Home (2 vols.)

      John Murray, London 1845 - 16mo, bound in old brown leather covered boards with some gilt decoration and gilt lettering on spine. professionally rebacked retaining boards and backstrips which have some chips missing. Moderate wear to covers. Contents very good or better but with light foxing on some pages, former owners bookplat on front pastedown of both volumes, old Ink signatures on free endpapers and half title page. Folding Maps present and in very good condition but with age darkening especially along some folds that have been in direct contact with the rest of the book. The Pocket map has small holes at the corners of the folds. A few pencil notes are noticed. This first edition was written by Richard Ford and some later editions were revised by him. Overall, very good or better since the boards have been professionally re-attached. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original watercolor signed

      1845 - CRUIKSHANK, George. Original watercolor signed. No place, no date. Glazed watercolor on card, measuring 5 by 4-1/4 inches; handsomely framed, entire piece measures 11-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches. $3800.Wonderful original watercolor of haphazardly stacked books by George Cruikshank, signed by him at the bottom of the image, handsomely framed.The striking piece is a particularly accomplished example of Cruikshank's work as a miniaturist. Here, he has painted a detail from a library or book shop and shown books carelessly stacked, including some falling open to present their contents. Cruikshank's background as an illustrator is clear in the page edges, the carefully drawn portrait inside one book, and each painstakingly rendered spine. Serious Cruikshank pieces are rare and, for the collector, a watercolor such as this is the crowning glory of a collection. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le diable à Paris

      Premoier drawing of 212 prints inset wood Gavarni (except the last 4 of which are Bertall), as well as thumbnails 800 in text.Binders half red shagreen, back with four nerves purposes adorned with triple gilded boxes decorated with golden arabesques, boards of red cardboard, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, corners lightly bumped, romantic bindings of the time.the astonishing diversity typographical Note regarding illustration (text frames, cul-de-lamp ...). The wood Gavarni and satirical captions are an incredible profusion illustrative as early comics.Some rare and pale foxing.extraordinary book and typically romantic, the Devil in Paris brings together texts with the prestigious signature (the philosophy of married life of Balzac Mimi Pinson de Musset ...) and provides them with an abundant illustration. This type of book follows the huge success that met the Physiologies and crunches Parisian characters morally and physically. The first volume is preceded by a history of Paris by Lavallée and the second in a geography of Paris (end of volume Statistics of Paris). This table of the capital is the most interesting because it precedes the major changes that will experience Paris under the Second Empire. Hetzel Paris 1845 -1846 18x28cm 2 volumes reliés

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        The Floral Register; containing figures and descriptions of nearly all tender and hardy plants, which have been lately introduced to, and cultivated in Great Britain.

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, circa, 1845. Small quarto, illustrated with over 1900 woodcuts; an attractive copy in contemporary red half roan, marbled boards and endpapers. A remarkable work, a concise introduction to exotic plant species introduced to England until the early 1840s, with specific notice of plants from all parts of Australia including the new Swan River settlement.Benjamin Maund (1790-1864) botanist and horticulturist, started out as apprentice to Thomas Griffiths a printer and bookseller in Ludlow. In 1815 he bought his own business and moved to the High Street, where he prospered, combining his work as a printer and publisher with his passion for plants; at the rear of the business he had a large garden and was able to experiment with seeds and plants obtained from around the world.Illustrated with 1917 delightful small woodcuts illustrating each of the plants described, this work was based on earlier notes which appeared in Maund's journal The Botanic Garden, an ongoing monthly first published in 1825. Each entry provides notes on the best place to cultivate the specimen (greenhouse, stove, etc.), its native country, season of flowering, colour of the flower and, crucially, date of introduction to England. Such a concise précis is of particular interest regarding the plants native to Australia, with a significant number coming from the Swan River, Van Diemen's Land, Port Jackson, King George Sound and other localities. To cite just one representative example, Maund describes the Splendid Hibiscus (No. 1269) in the following manner 'Stove evergreen shrub, New Holland in 1828, flowers in May, rose-colour... Such is the beauty of this plant, that in its native country, New Holland, it is considered the king of all known Australian plants; its flowers literally covering the shrub.' Given that over 200 of the specimens are from Australia, this work is therefore an important handlist to the study of Australian botany, and especially to the history of the cultivation of Australian plants in England and Europe.Although not dated, the latest date of introduction for any plant we have noticed is from 1842. A second cumulative part was issued some time around 1850. Bumped.

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        Histoire d'un casse-noisette. - La bouillie de la comtesse Berthe

      Hetzel. First edition of each volume, for which there were no large paper copies. Contemporary half brown shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in five compartments, the bands with gilt fillets and triple gilt compartments with gilt decorative motifs, marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Autograph inscriptions from the author on the half-title of each of the volumes. With illustrations by Bertall to text. Marginal repair with small paper lack to half-title of first volume, occasional light spotting, one pale dampstain to lower margin of final leaves of second volume. % Hetzel Paris 1845 13,5x20,cm 2 volumes reliés en 1

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        THE ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures for Little Children. After the tenth edition of the celebrated German work.

      24 pages printed and hand-coloured on rectos only. Original printed paper-covered boards. Quarto. Second English edition. Lacking rear blank endpaper; original covers with loss of some of the printed paper surface and generally cracked and rubbed; spine repaired and some paper restoration to covers; juvenile scribble on page 20 ['O Dear.']; some spotting and soiling internally, but generally very good and, overall, an acceptable copy of a very early edition. Contained in a morocco-backed folding box. Originally published in Germany in 1845 as Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder, with only 15 pages, the book was expanded and renamed Struwwelpeter in 1847. Hoffmann instructed his publishers to issue the book in strong boards but with a frail paper spine, hoping that children would quickly read the book to pieces, and parents be forced to buy another copy; this accounts for the dearth of copies surviving in original boards. As with all genuine copies of early printings, the government's tax stamp appears on the upper board. The book was first published in English in 1848.

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        Une fille du régent

      Rare first edition, the first two volumes appeared in Dolin but immediately taken by Alexandre Cadot renewal with title pages, the last 2 volumes he seems released directly from Cadot. bibliophile curiosity, our copy has the rare title pages to Dolin address.Binders half sheepskin red coral, back smooth decorated with golden arabesques in the style of the time, gold chains to the emblem of George Tudor stamped foot, boards percaline partially bleached, some traces of friction, and guards contreplats mottled paper, armorial bookplate of George Tudor glued on contreplats, romantic bindings of the time.Copy chilled established bookbinding time. Dolin & Alexandre Cadot Paris 1845 13,5x21,5cm 4 volumes reliés en 2

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        A General History of Birds.

      London: Bohn, circa, 1845. Eleven volumes (the eleventh the Index) bound in ten, quarto, with 193 handcoloured etched plates, some with 1838 watermarks; contemporary (probably original) half brown morocco. One of the great illustrated bird books, with a remarkable number of species of Australian and Pacific interest. This is the deluxe "Bohn" edition of the set, famous for the series of handcoloured plates 'like highly finished drawings'; perhaps as few as twenty-five copies of this deluxe edition were issued.John Latham (1740-1837) was the pre-eminent ornithologist of his day and a close friend of the leading scientific figures including Sir Joseph Banks, Thomas Pennant and Sir Ashton Lever, with whom he swapped specimens and reports of the latest ornithological discoveries. 'Known as the Grandfather of Australian ornithology, he was the first to describe, and to name scientifically, a large number of Australian birds... ' (Whittell, The Literature of Australian Birds). Latham was the right man at the right place and time to work on the newly-discovered Australian species, and was the first to describe more than one hundred new Australian birds, using specimens belonging to Banks and others. He was also largely responsible for the natural history specimens in Phillip's Voyage of 1789.He first began publishing his General Synopsis of Birds in 1781, but he issued so many supplements over the following two decades that in 1821 he issued the whole work as The General History of Birds. This is the rare second issue of that second, expanded edition, done by the publisher Henry Bohn some time in the mid-1840s.The scale of the work is rather incredible, particularly when it becomes apparent that Latham includes almost 450 descriptions of birds from New Holland, with 22 of them beautifully illustrated. The work also includes, where possible, interesting field notes on how the birds where collected and in whose collection they were held, and, as a particularly interesting aside, an attempt has been made to record the Aboriginal names for many of the Australian birds. Generally Latham worked from specimens and field notes collected on the spot, with one notable exception: his plate for the "Variegated Bee-eater Merops ornatus" was taken from John Lewin's Birds of New South Wales (1813), the first illustrated book printed in Australia.Among the fine illustrations are depictions of the Banksian Cockatoo, the Red-crowned Parrot, the "New Holland Channel-Bill", two Honey-Eaters from around Sydney, and a particularly good image of the Cape Barren Goose with the note that "Mrs. Lewin informs me... that with management, it becomes very tame and familiar, so as to be domesticated with our Common Goose, and that the flesh is well flavoured."There are also illustrations of 16 birds from New Zealand, five from Hawaii, and another six from the Pacific. A full listing of the Australian and Pacific birds is available on request. The spines slightly chipped.

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        Alexander Macleay.

      London: for the Linnean Society, 1845. Engraving, 243 x 300 mm. (plate size). Fine engraved portrait of Alexander Macleay, after the oil painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence commissioned by the Linnean Society and displayed in their prestigious portrait gallery of eminent naturalists at Burlington House, London. Macleay was Secretary of the Society from 1798 until his departure to Australia in 1825.Macleay was Colonial Secretary for New South Wales from 1825 to 1837, and became the first speaker of the Legislative Council in 1843. He is best remembered today as a man of science, particularly through the Museum which bears his name at the University of Sydney where his vast natural history collection is housed. By 1825 Macleay 'had accumulated what was probably the finest collection of insects then in existence' (Oxford Dictionary of Biography). During his lifetime he was actively involved in the development of the Sydney Botanical Gardens and the Australian Museum. He built Elizabeth Bay House where he developed a garden renowned for its rare plants. Macleay died in Sydney in July of 1848. Slight browning yet very good.

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        Bibliothèque conchyliologique.

      Paris, Franck, 1845. ____ Traductions françaises par J. C. Chenu de publications conchyliologiques importantes de langue anglaise. Contient 8 pp. d'introduction et : - DONOVAN, E. Histoire naturelle des coquilles d'Angleterre comprenant la figure et la description de toutes les espèces découvertes jusqu'ici dans ce pays, classées d'après le système de Linné. Paris, Franck, 1845. 127, (1) pp., 48 planches hors-texte. - MARTYN, Thomas. Le conchyliologiste universel ou figures des coquilles jusqu'à présent inconnues recueillies en divers voyages à la mer du sud depuis l'année 1764. Paris, Franck, 1845. 32 pp., 56 planches hors-texte. - SAY, Th. Conchyliologie américaine ou descriptions et figures des coquilles du nord de l'Amérique. Paris, Franck, 1845. 64 pp., 17 planches hors-texte. - LEACH, W. E. Mélanges zoologiques. Paris, Franck, 1845. 23, (1) pp., 9 planches hors-texte. - CONRAD, T. A. Nouvelles coquilles d'eau douce des Etats-Unis. Paris, Franck, 1845. 33, (3) pp., 4 planches hors-texte. - RAFFINESQUE, M. C. S. Monographie des coquilles bivalves fluviatiles de la rivière Ohio. Paris, Franck, 1845. 30, (2) pp., 4 planches hors-texte. Illustré au total par 138 planches gravées sur cuivre. Deux autres parties, illustrées par 56 planches, que l'on ne trouve pas dans cet exemplaire ont été publiées par Chenu l'année suivante. Quelques cernes claires d'humidité dans les marges, des rousseurs, reliure frottée aux coiffes et aux mors.*****. In-4. [253 x 156 mm] Collation : Demi-basane verte, dos orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        The Present State and Prospects of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales.

      Dublin: William Curry, 1845. Octavo, frontispiece and occasional vignettes; contemporary ownership inscription to the title-page, in original brown blind-blocked cloth. The first edition, published in Dublin, of a scarce Port Phillip account in unusually attractive condition.A guide to Port Phillip and the rich grazing lands of 'Australia Felix' by Charles Griffith (1808-1863), an Irish pastoralist who later served on the Victorian Legislative Council. The aim of this book is an unbiased and informative account of the colony for future settlers, and in this respect the author is critical of the government with regard to the rights and tenures of the squatters. Griffith wrote most of his book in the bush 'to divert the solitude of an Australian hut' and apologises that some issues may have assumed undue importance due to his isolation. The book was finished for publication while visiting Dublin in 1844 and Griffith later returned to Australia to pursue a career in parliament.The Present State and Prospects of the Port Phillip District describes conditions both in the city of Melbourne and further afield, with sections on colonial society, crime, the squatting system and the strong desire for separation from New South Wales. Of the two chapters devoted to the life and customs of the Aborigines, the second addresses the issue of their rights as original occupiers of the land. The author maintains that settlement is the correct and justified course of action, but that the Aborigines are entitled to due care and protection by the state. Overall Griffith was a cautious yet insightful observer of the settlement during a time of significant change, indeed Ferguson describes this book as 'a simple and temperate statement of the squatting life and interests'. It forms a valuable contribution to the social and pastoral history of the Port Phillip district in the decade prior to independence. Moderate foxing yet very good expertly rebacked retaining lettering portion of the original backstrip.

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        Village de Dobo (Iles Arrow).

      Paris: circa, 1845. Tinted lithograph, 230 x 380 mm., mounted in acid-free card. Original lithograph from Dumont d'Urville's Voyage au Pole Sud, the official published account of his second voyage through the South Pacific into Antarctic waters.Dumont d'Urville's instruction from King Louis-Philippe was to explore the South Pole. Up to this time France had taken no part in Antarctic discovery which had been dominated by the English. Dumont d'Urville left Toulon on September 7, 1837 with two ships, the "Astrolabe" and the "Zelee", on a voyage that was to become dogged by mishap and illness. Two artists accompanied D'Urville, Ernest Auguste Goupil and Louis le Breton. Goupil died in Hobart whilst the expedition was there in April 1840. Fine.

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        Autograph letter to Robert Towns of Town's Wharf, Sydney.

      Newcastle, N.S.W. 31 July, 1845. Three-page letter, folded to letter-size 255 x 205 mm., stamped at both Sydney and Newcastle. An interesting intra-colonial letter from the Newcastle businessman William Dudding to the prominent Sydney trader Robert Towns.William Dudding was a civil servant working in the Hunter. In 1850 he was clerk at the Maitland Gaol, in 1854 he became the Clerk of Petty Sessions in Singleton, and was appointed as a Magistrate in Singleton in 1875. Not long after this letter was written, in November 1846, Dudding requested a public meeting to petition against the reintroduction of transportation. In the letter Dudding notes that he is owed £50 which is due a few days later on 4 August, and asks that £10 from the Savings Bank Sydney be paid to the credit of a Miss Caroline Sarah Freeman of Newcastle (the nature of the transaction is not clear), but Freeman remained in the Hunter, marrying one John Stewart by special licence in 1848. The letter also includes later dates which clarify the nature of the money owing to Dudding, which has apparently been sent by his father care of Robert Brooks.The letter is addressed to Robert Towns or one Mr. Manson care of the Town's Wharf in Sydney. Towns (1794-1873) was a well known merchant and entrepreneur, and founder of Townsville. He was authorized to represent Robert Brooks & Co. of London in the colony and by 1842 established a mercantile and shipping business in Sydney which extended to Europe, the Far East, Pacific Islands and India. In 1844 he bought "Jones Wharf" at Millers Point and for the next twenty years built up a reputation for supervising a range of diverse enterprises and sending explosive letters to his captains, agents and business associates all over the world. In 1833 he married W.C.Wentworth's half sister, Sophia, the two men fell out later in life over an inheritance issue. Old folds and some browning, small loss from the seal being removed otherwise very good.

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        Kosmos. Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung.

       Stgt. u. Tübingen, Cotta 1845-1862. 5 Bde. in 6 geb. Ohne Atlas. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Rü. leicht berieb. EA.Goed. VI, 263,29; Borst 2163; Henze II, 667; Sabin 33726 - Erste Ausgabe - Ohne den posthum nach Humboldtds Notizen erstellten Band 5 von Buschmann, der 1862 erschien und das Register enthält und ohne Atlas. - Das Lebenswerk Humboldts, \"Der Kosmos enthält eine vollständige Übersicht über die einzelnen naturwissenschaftl. Disziplinen und ihre Beziehungen untereinander.\" (Carter-Muir 586). Der Kosmos wurde sofort in die meisten europ. Sprachen übersetzt und war nach der Bibel das meist gelesene Werk seiner Zeit. Die erste Auflage wurde innerhalb zweier Monate verkauft. - \"This, the greatest work of one of the greatest men of the nineteenth century.\" (Sabin) Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften

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        Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-'44. [Complete with the large folding map]....

      Washington, D.C. Blair and Rives for the House of Representatives. 1845. House of Representatives Report including the LARGE HANDCOLORED FOLDING MAP and four additional maps (two folding) and 21 (of 22) black and white lithographic plates. 583 pp, 9 x 6 inches, bound in modern cloth-covered boards with title lettered spine.The handcolored Preuss map measures 30 1/2 x 51 1/4 inches (neatline) on two joined sheets 32 1/2 x 55 inches. Originally folded into the volume, the map is now flattened, deacidified and archivally reinforced at the folds. There is considerable wear along the folds of the map with some paper loss (blank areas); a 3 inch repaired tear to the lower edge. Light foxing to the plates (in almost all cases not disfiguring) and occasionally to the textblock, but overall the interior is tight and clean. The one missing plate is plate 2 of the fossil plates (apparently never bound in). Carl Wheat in Mapping the Transmississippi West devotes many pages to this map which "radically and permanently altered western cartography," "and, for the first time upon a published map it showed the entire area west of the Mississippi as seen by a single party." He states that "this Fremont-Preuss map of 1845 represented as important a step forward from the earlier western maps of the period as did those of Pike, Long, and Lewis and Clark in their day. It is a large map, and since Preuss put down only the areas actually traversed, there are vast areas of bare paper. Starting from Westport, on the map's eastern border, the Kansas river is carefully shown, as is the Missouri to Bellevue, where the Platte comes in. Thence the Platte is mapped to the forks (where the 1843 map commenced), beyond which both north and south forks are carefully drawn, with much more detail in the mountain country west of St. Vrain's Fort...Continuing west, past Independence Rock and up the Sweetwater, the trail crosses South Pass, skirts the Wind River Mountains, crosses the Green and heads up Muddy Fork to cross over to Bear River, which is well mapped to its mouth in Great Salt Lake. That lake is for the first time adequately mapped. In fact, Fremont cruised on it in his inflatable rubber boat...The trail crosses over to the Snake River, thence down the Snake and over to Fort Boisee, and on north past Powder River to the Grand Rond, over the Blue Mountains...and finally to Fort Walahwalah on the Columbia...The party turned down the Columbia to the Dalles and thence turned south. The Columbia had been mapped up to tthat point by the Wilkes expedition, and Fremont then proceeded up Fall (Deschutes) River east of the Cascade Range to Tlamath (Klamath) Lake....From this point, the route turned south along the eastern Sierra foothills to Pyramid Lake, thence southerly...The Sacramento River below this point, the San Joaquin River, and San Francisco Bay are all better drawn than on any preceding map...Pushing south along the San Joaquin...Fremont crossed (old) Tehachapi Pass and moved eastward in the desert ot the Mojave River...through the area of Utah's Dixie and on...and finally to Utah Lake...From Utah Lake the party headed up Spanish Fork and down the "uintah" drainage to Antoine Robidoux's Uintah Fort...down the Arkansas, past Pike's Peak, Boiling Spring River, and Pueblo, to Bent's Fort. Here they turned northeast to the Smoky Hill Fork of the Kansas, and finally found themselves once more at Westport."...

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        Eastern Grey Kangaroo.

      Richter after Gould. Eastern Grey Kangaroo. Original hand-coloured lithograph for John Gould's The Mammals of Australia, London, 1845-63. 360 x 530mm. £1,950

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        Petites misères de la vie conjugale

      Chlendowski. Edition, and only edition of this flagship of the romantic picture book. It is abundantly illustrated with woodcuts by Bertall, 50 inset, whose frontispiece and 310 vignettes.Half black sheepskin contemporary. Back smooth decorated with 4 cold chains, wheels golden tail and head. Brittle upper joint tail 2cm. Friction head and joints. Copy remarkably fresh, with very few and small pits, sometimes in high-margin, on a good white paper."Book illustrated with spirit by Bertall whose compositions perfectly complement a humorous text. There was only one issue which is very rare." (Carteret III, 48). Balzac would be chewed three times in this book which received the wrath of female readership for his misogyny. Chlendowski Paris 1845 Grd. in 8 (16,5x25cm) 392pp. relié

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        Opere varie di Alessandro Manzoni. Edizione riveduta dall'autore.

      Giuseppe Radaelli, 1845. In 8vo (27), mezza pelle coeva, dorso con fregi e titolo in oro (cuffie e cerniere danneggiate), pp. 864. Con 10 xilografie n.t. incise da Ratti su disegni di R. Focosi e Fiorentini, 9 vignette e altrettante graziose piccole iniziali incise da Ratti e Salvioni su disegni di P. Riccardi e S. Mazza. Fregio al titolo. Testo incorniciato. OTTIMA COPIA. Parenti, Rarità bibliografiche '800, I pp. 279-281.

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        The complete suite of twelve views [published as "Twelve views in Adelaide and its vicinity"].

      Adelaide: F.R. Nixon, 1845. Oblong quarto, 12 original etchings; in very good condition, attractively bound into later facsimile wrappers. Nixon's rare suite of twelve etchings: the very first South Australian view book to have been published.These very rare simply-produced but delicate views depict an Adelaide very much in its infancy. Wide unsealed streets are almost deserted save for small clusters of local Aboriginal people and the odd settler. This series of views is an important documentation of the first buildings and the complexion of the city before the sweeping changes brought about by the gold rush.Frederick Robert Nixon (c.1817-1860) was appointed an assistant surveyor for South Australia in 1837 and in 1841 became superintendent of emigrant working parties. He was a self-taught artist and whilst in Adelaide became well known as a draughtsman. He also taught himself etching techniques which he used to self-publish this Twelve Views in Adelaide and its Vicinity in 1845: 'Of considerable historic interest today, the twelve views reveal skill in composition and an understanding of etching' (Frank Cusack in J. Kerr (ed.) Dictionary of Australian Artists).The suite of twelve etchings cost one guinea and was favourably received by the local press: 'he deserves the greatest credit for his industry, perseverance, and skill... the etchings are superior as works of art, and accurately as well as pleasingly depict the scenes which they represent' (South Australian). Nixon also appears to have tried to market his book in England: 'the English publishers of Australian travels, Thomas and William Boone, advertised Nixon's Twelve Views as six shillings (sterling) in one of their book catalogues of 1845 or 1846' (Wantrup).This is one of the rarest of all Australian viewbooks and indeed of Australian books in general. The list of original subscribers to the publication (printed on the back wrapper, so present in this copy in facsimile), accounts for only ninety-three copies of the work, five of which were bought by the governor of South Australia. Ferguson described the publication as 'rare' (quite a strong word for him) and Wantrup notes that 'it is so rare that it cannot be considered essential to a collection... [but] a collector should consider it essential not to let any copy pass him by without a hard fight... '.

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

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. Six volumes in five; imperial octavo, with a portrait, 64 plates and nine maps in the text volumes, and the complete atlas bound at the end of the fifth volume; numerous vignettes in the text; without the half-titles, an unusually fine set in a handsome contemporary binding of half black morocco with marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments, top edges gilt. A superb set of the first generally available edition of the great American naval exploring expedition. Wilkes's six ships ranged from Tierra del Fuego, Chile and Peru, to Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Singapore. Two of its most notable achievements were the extensive survey of the American Northwest coast and the exploration of some 1500 miles of the Antarctic coast, 'thereby proving the existence of the seventh continent. Equally important, the Expedition collected and described natural history specimens from all parts of the globe - specimens that eventually came to the fledgling Smithsonian Institution, making it the National Museum of the United States. In a wider sense, the Expedition led to the emergence of the United States as a naval and scientific power with worldwide interests... ' (Magnificent Voyagers, p. 9).This is the desirable first octavo edition, of which only a thousand copies were printed, the first edition to be made generally available, preceded only by the quarto official and unofficial editions, printed in just 100 and 150 copies respectively. The official edition was published by Congress, but Wilkes retained the copyright, "to protect my reputation, being unwilling that a garbled edition should be printed by others". He was happy with the present edition, writing to a Congressional committee in January 1845 that "the imperial 8vo. has been got up in beautiful style, and stereotyped - the paper and execution fully equal, and, in some respects as a library and reading book, to be preferred to the 4to. edition... ".Later editions, including the second 1845 octavo edition, are smaller in size, do not include the fine steel-engravings found in the present edition, and are generally of inferior quality. Occasional very light offsetting but an unusually fine copy.

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        Journals of Expeditions of Discovery in Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1.

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1845. Two volumes, octavo, with 22 plates including frontispieces; in original decorated green cloth. A highly important and detailed account of inland Australian exploration by Edward John Eyre, containing significant descriptions of Australian geography and Aboriginal life and customs. 'Eyre's Journals are quite scarce and are essential to a collection of exploration books' (Wantrup). The text is illustrated with plates after the colonial artists George Hamilton, S.T. Gill, and J. Neill.In 1840 Eyre determined to seek an overland route from Adelaide to Swan River. For several months he attempted to cross the salt lakes to the north, but turned back at Mount Hopeless. Disheartened, he nonetheless took a much smaller party to attempt the difficult westward crossing to King George Sound, planning to traverse some eight hundred and fifty miles of desert. After many hardships, including the murder of one of his party, only Eyre and Wylie, a native of the King George Sound tribe, reached Albany on 7 July 1841. As might be expected, this 'account of Eyre's explorations contains also much valuable information about the aborigines' (Ferguson). Within a few months of his arrival Eyre was appointed magistrate and protector of Aborigines at Moorundie, on the River Murray, and had notable success in the position.This set is a later issue bound from remaindered sheets and published without the two loose folding maps. Some foxing and water-staining of the plates yet a good set in original decorated green cloth, a few scattered stains affecting the front boards.

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        Reports on the Progress of Zoology and Botany 1841, 1842.

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Ray Society, 1845. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth with Ray Society insignia to front board in gilt, mildly rubbed, a very good copy. A fine copy of the scarce first publication of the Ray Society, including notices of the recent discovery of several Australian marsupials including the now extinct pig-footed bandicoot. The Ray Society was established in 1844 with the aim of furthering the publishing and distribution of botanical and zoological papers. This book was the first issued by the society, providing notices of important discoveries recently published in obscure journals and monographs. The society never intended to compete with existing publishers, yet assisted the printing of specialised scientific papers too obscure to be of financial value to publishers.Three pages describe novel Australian marsupial species, including the remarkably small nectar-feeding Honey Possum from the Swan River region of Western Australia and two new species of marsupial mice (genus Phascogale). It is reported that John Edward Gray has recorded a new species, the pig-footed bandicoot, while collecting along the Murray River. The pig-footed bandicoot did not survive habitat changes brought by grazing: the last museum specimen was recorded in 1901 although the Pintupi people encountered it far inland until the 1950s. Sadly, there is no doubt the species is extinct today. The chapter on marsupial discoveries concludes with a notice that Mr. Gould has increased the number of kangaroo species by six, all to be illustrated in his upcoming monograph.

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        Le juif errant

      Paulin. First edition illustrated by Gavarni 83 boards inset and 600 in-text vignettes, and a folding map. Half swarthy pebbled red d.époque. Smooth back decorated with boxes and nets. Broken corner. Rubbing on spine, joint and flat. Pale freckles scattered over a very white paper. Despite the shortcomings mentioned, nice copy. This is the second novel by Eugène Sue The Mysteries of Paris after, and one of the biggest bestsellers of the nineteenth. It was first published serially in The Constitutional from 25 June 1844 to 26 August 1845 and in volume from 1844 to 1845 in Paulin, and finally the first illustrated edition by the same publisher. The Wandering Jew is a father figure protecting a Protestant family including a Jesuit society covets inheritance. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Paulin Paris 1845 4 tomes en 4Vol. Grd. In 8 relié

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        Handbuch der bestimmenden Mineralogie, enthaltend die Terminologie, Systematik, Nomenklatur und Charakteristik der Naturgeschichte des Mineralreichs

      Wien: Braumüller & Seidel, 1845. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. xxxvi, 630 pp. With 560 woodcuts in text. Contemp. green cloth, blind stamped spine; soiled; rubbing and wear to the covers; foxing within. ----Wurzbach VII, 208 - FIRST EDITION. Scarce. Wilhelm Haidinger (1795-1871) was a prominent Austrian mineralogist anf geologist. He helped establish the Austrian Geological Survey in 1849, of which he was named its first director. He served as an assistant of Friedrich Mohs and helped establish Mohs' mineral classfication system. Haidinger also was a co-founder and member of the Imperial Royal Geographical Society in Vienna, co-founder of the Werner Association for Geological Research in Moravia and Silesia, co-founder of the Geological Association for Hungary, and co-founder of the Società geologica Milan. Haidinger is also credited with discovering a phenomena that enables detection of plane polarized light, now known as "Haidinger's brushes" in his honor. The present work is organized upon the Mohs system of classification. --- Der österr. Mineraloge u. Geologe Wilhelm (Karl) Ritter von Haidinger (1795-1871) ging 1802 zu Friedrich Mohs nach Graz, 1817 mit ihm nach Freiberg in Sachsen. 1822-27 bereiste er Europa und machte Mohs in England durch die Publikation einer erweiterten Übersetzung seines "Grundrisses der Mineralogie" bekannt. Seit seiner Rückkehr 1827 leitete Haidinger gemeinsam mit seinen Brüdern deren Porzellanfabrik im böhmischen Elbogen. 1840 wurde er Bergrat und Nachfolger von Mohs als Leiter der Mineraliensammlung der Hofkammer des Münz- und Bergwesens in Wien. Haidinger, seit 1847 Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, regte die Gründung einer kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien an, wurde 1847 deren Mitglied und war 1849-66 Direktor der von ihm initiierten k. k. Geologischen Reichsanstalt. Er war Mitbegründer und erster Präsident (seit 1855) der k. k. Geographischen Gesellschaft. Haidinger entdeckte und beschrieb eine große Anzahl Minerale und entwickelte die nach ihm benannte Haidinger-Lupe. Good.

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        Le diable à Paris

      Hetzel. Illustrated book Inserts 212 woodcuts Gavarni, except the last 4 which are Bertall and 800 vignettes in text. Copy first printing. Note the amazing diversity in typographic illustration (text frames, cul-de-lamp ...). Woods Gavarni satirical captions and are illustrative incredible profusion, as early comics. Bound in half green sheepskin romantic era. Smooth back adorned with romantic rock type long irons. Friction on flat and head of Volume 2. Chilled copy, a few pale freckles. Extraordinary and typically romantic book, Devil in Paris brings together texts by the renowned (philosophy of domestic life Balzac Mimi Pinson de Musset ...) and provide them with an abundant illustration. This type of book follows the enormous success that met the Physiologies and crunches characters Parisian moral and physical. The first volume is preceded by a history of Paris by Lavallée and the second a geography of Paris (end of volume statistics Paris). This table of the capital is the most interesting because it precedes the major changes that will experience Paris under the Second Empire. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Hetzel Paris 1845 -1846 2 tomes en 2 Vol. grand in 8 (17,5x27cm) relié

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        Le Diable à Paris

      Chez J. Hetzel. Illustrated book Inserts 212 woodcuts Gavarni, except the last 4 which are Bertall and 800 vignettes in text. Copy first printing. Note the amazing diversity in typographic illustration (text frames, cul-de-lamp ...). Woods Gavarni satirical captions and are illustrative incredible profusion, as early comics. Half shagreen red time. Back with false nerves decorated nets cold and golden. Back of Volume I slightly thinned. Restore the corner in the right margin of the title page of Volume I. Some frictions, otherwise good copy. Interior immaculate and very fine autograph dedication of the author. Rare in this condition. Extraordinary and typically romantic book, Devil in Paris brings together texts by the renowned (philosophy of domestic life Balzac Mimi Pinson de Musset ...) and provide them with an abundant illustration. This type of book follows the enormous success that met the Physiologies and crunches characters Parisian moral and physical. The first volume is preceded by a history of Paris by Lavallée and the second a geography of Paris (end of volume statistics Paris). This table of the capital is the most interesting because it precedes the major changes that will experience Paris under the Second Empire. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez J. Hetzel Paris 1845-1846 grand in-8 (19,5cm x 27cm) 2 tomes reliés

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        Voyage autour du monde sur la frégate La Vénus, pendant les années 1836-1839... Rélation du voyage...

      Paris: Gide et Cie. 1840-1845. Four volumes, octavo, text and a folio atlas ("Atlas Pittoresque"); the atlas completely unbound, comprising title-page and preliminaries, followed by a map and 67 plates, 16 of them costume and ethnography plates beautifully coloured, 26 of the views printed as lithographs with an added tone, 25 of them printed on china paper mounted; the large folding map representing plate numbers 69-70 in the list of plates bound at the end of the last volume of text; the text volumes uncut and mostly unopened in original printed wrappers, and the supplementary fourth volume as issued in plain unprinted wrappers; matching cloth cases for text and plates, leather labels. The voyage of the Vénus: this is a remarkable copy in completely original condition of the complete narrative of the Dupetit-Thouars grand voyage publication. Three other scientific sections of the voyage were later published (Botany, Zoology and Physical Science) but it should be emphasised that the work as offered here is quite complete: the Narrative was intended to be sold on its own and the printed wrappers here are clearly marked "La Rélation se vendra séparément".This is a magnificently produced work, with a splendid series of illustrations, mostly after Romuald-Georges Messnard and the talented landscape painter on the Vénus expedition Louis-Jules Masselot. These include four Sydney views and five Hawaiian views as well as many of New Zealand, Tahiti, California, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, the Galapagos and Easter Island among others. A total of 16 plates are designed to form two-sheet panoramas, including a very fine double-sheet panorama of Honolulu from the sea and the splendid double-sheet panorama of Sydney.The narrative chronicles the most political of the major French voyages. Dupetit-Thouars was reportedly sent out to examine the whale fisheries of the Pacific, but the expedition was actually to call at ports around the world to support French commerce and diplomacy. After rounding the Horn, Dupetit-Thouars went up the South American coast, diverting to Hawaii and then to Kamchatka and then to California, to come to the assistance of French traders who had been appealing for support.'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).The publication is 'of particular significance to the history of Hawaii' as Forbes notes, who gives a very full account of the publication and discusses its significance to the history of Hawaiian settlement, especially in the rôle played by Dupetit-Thouars in the establishment of Catholicism in the islands and his negotiation of a treaty for the free movement of French visitors.In the sections on New Zealand and Australia there is also considerable statistical material and analysis demonstrating the very close attention that the French continued to pay to the British colonies. Original printed wrappers, slightly darkened, a few spots in the text volumes, occasional spotting affecting a few plates.

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