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        uvres complètes du Roi René, avec une biographie et des notices par M. le Comte de Quatrebarbes, et un grand nombre de dessins et ornements, d’après les tableaux et manuscrits originaux par M. Hawke.

      Angers, Cosnier et Lachèse, 1844-1846, demi-maroquin de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés. -Cahier 25 du tome 4 en double. - 4 tomes en 2 volumes in-4 de 1 titre frontispice-(4)-CLIV-(2)-151-(1) pp. + 25 pl. h.t. ; 1 titre frontispice-(4)-CXIV-(2)-150-(3) pp. + 24 pl. h.t. (dont 21 accompagnées chacune d’une serpente légendée) ; 1 titre frontispice-(4)-XXX-(2)-208-(3) pp. + 21 pl. h.t. et 1 titre frontispice-(4)-XIII-(3)-198-(3) pp. + 23 pl. h.t. ; Saffroy 3142 ; Bossuat, Manuel bibliographique du Moyen-Âge 4312 ; Mennessier de La Lance, Essai de bibliographie hippique II-p. 360.La seule édition complète des œuvres du Roi René."Le T. II est presque entièrement consacré aux tournois et aux joutes équestres et contient : Étude historique sur la chevalerie, -Description des cinq manuscrits du Livre des Tournois, -Description du manuscrit du Tournois de Tarascon, -Glossaire pour le Livre des Tournois, -Traictié de la forme et devis d'ung tournoy , -Le Pas d'Armes de la Bergière, -Notes et Glossaire sur le Pas d'Armes de la Bergière Avec 23 planches gravées h.t., dont 19 se rapportent aux préparatifs et à l'exécution des tournois.Au T. IV, aux chap. intitulés : Procession de la Fête-Dieu et Jeux de la Tarasque, il y a aussi quelques passages qui se rapportent à des cortèges et à des jeux hippiques." (Mennessier de la Lance).

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        Oeuvres choisies de Gavarni revues, corrigées et nouvellement classées par l'auteur. Etudes de moeurs contemporaines. Les Enfants terribles. - traduction en langue vulgaire. - Les Lorettes. Les Actrices. Avec des notices en tête de chaque série. par MM. Théophile Gauthier & Laurant-Jan. (1846) ; La Vie de jeune homme. - Les débardeurs. Avec des notices [.] de P.-J. Stahl. (1848) ; Le Carnaval à Paris. - Paris le matin. - Les Etudiants de Paris. Avec des notices [?] par MM. Théophile Gautier, A. Barthet & A. de Soubiran. (1847) ; Fourberies de femmes en matière de sentiment. - Clichy. - Paris le soir. Avec des notices [?] par MM. Laurent-Jan, Lireux & Léon Gozlan. (1846)

      J. Hetzel 1846-1848, Paris - 4 tomes reliés en 2 volumes, plein chagrin vert, dos à nerfs, filets et fleurons (reliure de l?époque). Frontispice, vignette sur chaque page de titre et 319 planches hors-texte (une planche supplémentaire non annoncée dans la série des Enfants terribles, deux planches non reliées dans la série de Clichy. Dos assombris, quelques épidermures légères (discrètes reprises de teinte), petites taches sur la moire des gardes, sinon pages blanches et sans rousseurs. Bel exemplaire. Références : Vicaire, III, 953-955 ; Brivois pp.168-171 ; Carteret, III-260-264. Langue : Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Occult Sciences The Philosophy of Magic, Prodigies and Apparent Miracles from the French of Eusebe Salverte

      Richard Bentley, London 1846 - Quarter bound red leather, marbled boards,4 raised bands on each volume, gilt lettering on spine, minor edgewear, Notes illustrative, explanatory and critical. A critical study of the history of magic, in which the author argued that the belief in magic was often encouraged by priestly and other ruling castes as a way of keeping control of the populace. Chapter headings include 'Credibility of the Marvellous,' 'Origin of Magic,' 'Sources of Magical Knowledge,' 'Deceptions of Thaumaturgists,' 'Ventriloquism Employed in Oracles,' 'Sources of Some Oracles,' 'Books Believed to be Spirits,' 'Speaking Heads and Statues,' 'Invocations of the Dead,' 'Secrets Used in Pagan Rites' etc. Etc. Etc. The translator, Anthony Todd Thompson (1778-1849) was a renowned Scots-born MD, who worked and lectured in London. ; Vol. 1 & 2; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pictures From Italy.

      London: Published For the Author...MDCCCXLVI (1846). 8vo., [i-ii ads], [viii], [1]-269, [270-272] pp., with the following internal pages unnumbered: 5, 17, 30, 38, 84, 98, 107, 120, 144, 165, and 233. Four woodcut vignettes including that on the title. Original publishers blue diaper-cloth, both boards stamped in blind with a triple border entwining at the top and bottom, and a circular eight pointed central medallion; backstrip stamped in blind with rules and three wreaths with title in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Corners are slightly bumped and there is some rubbing to the head and tail of the backstrip, foxed very lightly at the outer margins, else very good well preserved copy. First edition in original cloth. Samuel Palmer designed the four woodcut illustrations, his initials appear in the lower left corner of the first and the lower right of the last. All "internal flaws" noted in Smith which qualify this as the first issuing of the first edition, including preliminary advertisement for Oliver Twist. "During his year in Italy in 1845 Dickens sent many letters to Forster relating his experiences, as was his usual custom. After their appearance in the Daily News, the articles were published...with new chapters added" (Thomson p. 63). Smith II, 7. Eckel 135-136. Thomson 45.

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        The Count of Monte Cristo. With Twenty Illustations, Drawn on Wood by M. Valentin.

      London Chapman and Hall 1846 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo., frontispiece, (i-iii), iv, (1)-464 & frontispiece, (i-iii), iv, (1)-464 pp., age-toned, some random, spotting mostly to endpapers and a few margins, else very good, publisher's terracotta cloth, decoratively blind-embossed, smooth, gilt-panelled spines, evenly rubbed worn with some minor marks, corners gently bumped, otherwise a remarkable survival of a very original and exceptionally rare set. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) established himself as one of the most popular and prolific authors in France, known for plays and historical adventure novels such as The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. His romantic style, often compared to Victor Hugo, proved immensely popular and with the money he earned from publishing his novels, Dumas purchased land and built the Château de Monte Cristo in Port Marly, Yvelines, France. This home (now a museum) was intended to be a sanctuary for the author, and he spent much of his time writing and entertaining there before debt overtook him, forcing him to sell the property. He fled to Belgium in 1851, and later to Russia, to evade creditors. Dumas continued to publish, including travel books on Russia, during his period of exile. The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned (Dumas' father was imprisoned for two years following a disagreement with Napoleon and died shortly following his release), escapes from jail (in a dead man's body bag tossed to the waves), acquires a fortune and sets about wreaking revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. The historical context of the story is important, taking place in France, Italy, and islands in the Mediterranean during the events of 1815–1839: the era of the Bourbon Restoration through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. It begins just before the Hundred Days period (when Napoleon returned to power after his exile). It is now regarded as one of the literary greats and Dumas' works have been translated into more than 100 languages and adapted for numerous films. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DER KLEINE AMERIKANISCHE DOLLMETSCHER : LEICHT FASSLICHE ANWEISUNG FÜR AUSWANDERNDE GEWERBS- UND LANDLEUTE

      Bayreuth: Buchner(1846). Marbled boards, 8vo. , 72 pages. In German and English. The Little American interpreter: Easy to understand instruction for emigrating tradesmen and countrymen. German-English phrase book for emigrants to America, including phrases and vocabulary for food, travel, housing, agriculture, and work. Includes pronunciation. Fifteen pages at the back of the book with handwritten notes from a previous owner, comprising a manuscript immigrant's German-English dictionary and phrasebook. Only one copy listed worldwide (Bayerische Staatsbiblotek) . Water staining to top half of pages. Binding solid. Good + condition. Quite scarce (HAG-11-4)

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        THE BATTLE OF LIFE

      1846. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 2 pp undated ads. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in gilt. First Edition of the fourth of Dickens's five illustrated Christmas books -- following A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE CHIMES, and THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH, and preceding THE HAUNTED MAN. This is an unusual tale in which two sisters love the same man, both ultimately settling in with him (though only one is married to him) -- according to Thackeray "a wretched affair." It is in fact quite autobiographical: Dickens loved Mary Hogarth, married her sister Catherine, and then was happy to have his household run by their sister Georgina.~This copy has the vignette title page in the fourth and usual state (Todd's state E1), with an angel holding the banner and with no publisher's imprint. In our experience, at least 90% and perhaps 95% of the copies encountered are of this state. This is a bright, attractive copy, just about fine, with only the faintest hint of wear at the very tips (volume slightly askew as usual). The front endpaper bears the inked inscription "Ellen F. Lee | from her father | December 25 1846" -- Christmas Day, six days after publication. Smith II pp 60-65; Podeschi (Yale) A116.

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        Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara,

      1846 - In the Years 1843-1845, to ascertain the fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly. Fifth edition. 8vo. Original blind-embossed cloth, a little faded, with spine dull. Head and tail of spine very slightly frayed. xxvii,495pp. 16pp. ads. London, published for the author by William Blackwood, Edinburgh. This copy is inscribed on the half title page - Charlotte Higgins - Jos. Wolff. cf. Yakushi, W108. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE LA CAMPAGNE DE RUSSIE PENDANT L ANNEE 1812 EO ILLUSTRE COULEURS Napoleon COMPLET

      Penaud 1846 - HISTOIRE DE LA CAMPAGNE DE RUSSIE PENDANT L'ANNEE1812 et de la captivité des prisonniers français en Sibérie et dans les autres provinces de l'Empire ; précédée d'un résumé de L'Histoire de Russie. Par Emile MARCO DE SAINT-HILAIRE Dessins de R. de MORAINE. [2 volumes].‎ ‎Paris, Penaud, sans date [1846-1848]. Neuf parties en quatre tomes RELIES EN DEUX VOLUMES GRAND FORMAT IN-8 (263 CM X 18,2 CM) Reliure demi-maroquin à grain marron, dos quatre nerfs plats ornés d'une roulette dorée, caissons ornés de filets et fers spéciaux, titre et tomaison dorés. Tome I : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 304 pages, 4 gravures en noir hors-texte et 11 gravures aquaréllées en couleurs hors-texte - Tome II : 305-645 pages, 2 gravures en noir hors-texte et 5 gravures aquarellées en couleurs hors-texte - Tome III : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 296 pages, 4 gravures en noir hors-texte et 8 gravures aquarellées en couleurs hors-texte Tome IV : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 297-610 pages, 4 gravures en noir hors-texte et 6 gravures aquarellées en couleurs hors-texte, (1) f. de table des gravures. ‎ÉDITION ORIGINALE RELIES EN DEUX VOLUMES de cet ouvrage superbement illustré de 30 GRAVURES HORS-TEXTES DE DE MORAINE AQUARELLEES EN COULEURS, peu commun et rare complet de cette prestigieuse suite mise en couleurs à la main. Elle est magnifiquement illustrée de 30 PLANCHES en couleurs d'uniformes militaires russes, français, suisses, italiens, polonais, portugais, prussiens, autrichiens, saxons, bavarois de la Grande Armée et de l'Armée Russe de 1812 et de 10 PLANCHES en noir par R. DE MORAINE. Outre l'intérêt suscité par son iconographie et notamment ses belles planches en couleurs minutieusement aquarellées à la main, l'ouvrage est recherché pour sa publication de documents originaux de l'époque et d’états des troupes. Marco de Saint-Hilaire était déjà un auteur renommé pour son " Histoire de la Garde Impériale ", lorsqu'il conçut le projet de ce livre monumental. Retracer la campagne de Russie de 1812 dans les moindres détails, avec grand souci de vérité historique, tel fut son dessein qu'il réussit parfaitement. Evoquant la situation politique sur l'échiquier européen au début de 1812, Marco de Saint-Hilaire analyse les causes de la guerre, avec une grande perspicacité. Ensuite, tous les événements de cet immense désastre militaire se déroulent devant nos yeux : passage du Niémen, marche sur Witebsk, prise de Smolensk, bataille de la Moskowa, séjour à Moscou, bataille de Malojaroslavetz, combat de Krasnoë, passage de la Bérésina, sort des prisonniers. Un grand nombre de témoins oculaires viennent épauler le récit de l'auteur, basé sur les documents de premier ordre. Au fil des pages, passant du triomphe au désespoir, dans la chaleur étouffante de l'été russe et sous le vent glacial, le lecteur est entraîné à la suite de la Grande Armée dans son aventure la plus tragique Rousseurs et quelques taches et cernes de mouillures à certaines pages de texte ( sans altération de lecture), mais les gravures en couleurs en sont totalement exemptes. Plats de la reliure reteintés sur les bords, coins un peu émoussés. Exemplaire restant néanmoins très attractif pour le collectionneur napoléonien averti désireux d'acquérir une pièce d'exception et de grande rareté complète de ses prestigieuses gravures aquarellées en couleurs. PRIX EN L'ETAT POSSIBILITE DE REGLEMENT EN PLUSIEURS FOIS SANS FRAIS : ME CONSULTER [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Isle of Wight Illustrated in a Series of Coloured Views

      G.H. Davidson, London 1846 - [8], 63pp, [1], plates. Original publishers cloth, gilt floral decoration to spine, upper cover with gilt frame with volute and flower corner pieces with inner floral wreath surrounding the title, lower cover replicates the pattern but is in blind, a.e.g., primrose endpapers. Spine faded, some minor discolouring to covers, especially towards fore-edges, a few small ink spots. Internally some minor cracking to inner hinges, the frontispiece is lightly foxed to margins with a semi-circular water stain to margin, some light browning and minor foxing, but generally bright and clean. Binding by Burn, with their ticket to rear pastedown. With a lithographic frontispiece, hand-coloured engraved map and twenty tissue-guarded hand-coloured aquatint views as called for. Probably a second issue, with the first Ryde plate being titled Ryde I, see Abbey Scenery 352 (though here in green cloth and not red) Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typee & Omoo] A Narrative of a Four Months' Residence among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesa Islands; or, A Peep at Polynesian Life. [WITH] Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

      John Murray London 1846 - These are the true first editions of the first two books published by Herman Melville. - [Typee] 1846 First British edition, which precedes the American edition. First issue with the misspelled name "Pomarea" on page 19. Bound in three-quarter green calf over marbled paper boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, for Marshall Field, very early in the 20th century. With original cloth covers, including spine, bound in. Gilt spine, five raised bands, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. Without inserted advertisements. Internally fine - clean and tight. Leather spine darkened and lightly worn along edges. In custom foil paper-covered slipcase. A very attractive copy and a great gift for a Melville fan. - WITH [Omoo] 1847 - First British edition, which precedes the American edition. Frontispiece map of the Marquesas and Tahiti. Illustration on page 78. 321 pages with 16 pages of publisher's ads at the rear. Bound in matching three-quarter green calf over marbled paper boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, for Marshall Field, very early in the 20th century. With original cloth covers, including spine, bound in. Gilt spine, five raised bands, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. 16 pages of publisher's ads at the rear. Internally fine - clean and tight. Leather spine slightly darkened and worn along edges. In matching custom foil paper-covered slipcase. A very attractive set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antique Print-CHILDREN'S BOOK-UNCUT-CHURN-CARRIAGE-1846

      - Antique print, titled: 'Gesiena een leesboek voor de bovenste afdeling der laagste klasse met prentjes.', Two uncut and unfolded sheets with text and small woodcut illustrations. This forms the complete text (36 pages) of the second edition (1846) of E.J. Zelling's educational reading book for small schoolchildren. The illustrations include a feast, a tent, night, a churn and a carriage. Woodcut and letterpress on hand laid (verge) paper with watermark. Description: Published in Winschoten by H.V. Huisingh, 1846.Artists and Engravers: Artist and engraver unknown, to be determined. Condition: Excellent, given age. Edges of the margins a browned (not affecting text or image). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: GV-P1-06 The overall size is ca. 16.3 x 13.3 inch. The image size is ca. 14.8 x 12 inch. The overall size is ca. 41.4 x 33.8 cm. The image size is ca. 37.5 x 30.5 cm.

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        Marie Antoinette; or, The Chevalier of the Red House

      London: George Peirce, 1846. First Edition. wrappers. Very good. 6 vols. 1st edition in English, 1st issue in parts (all covers numbered by hand). Original wrappers, part VI with chips to the back, else very good, complete, unrepaired, and rare as rooster eggs. Dumas wrote this adventure as a high tension anxiety (ticking clock/jail-break plotline), to be the central novel in his series about the French Revolution, but as he got deeper into the others (Memoirs of a Physician, 1848, Queen's Necklace, 1850, Ange Pitou, 1851, and Countess of Charny, 1854) the nuances of the series' overlapping cast (mainly Phillipe de Taverney) no longer fit. So he let the novel stand alone, and it does so with resilient fame. Ex-Bob Jackson, this very set (not that they could have found another) was last seen 19 years ago at the Grolier Club, in their exhibit, Essential Parts (recorded on page 16 of their 1996 catalog). The Red House (La Maison-Rouge) were the ferociously dedicated, and heroically resolute, personal guard of King Louis XVI and his family, so named for their brilliant red cloaks. Dumas resurrects their shadowy leader, The Red Knight himself, as his secret agent in disguise, the tip of a royalist spear, leading Batz's inspired intrigue (The Carnation Conspiracy) to rescue Marie Antoinette from the prison at the Conciergerie. The result is breathtaking reader whiplash, remindful of the disquiet in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (the exemplar for a choice of heroes, wherein both sides are positive they are in the right), and it presages with a clear prescience the James Bond bravura of action spy, and the Mission Impossible style of whirlpool count-down plotline.

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        SENATE DOCUMENTS] Public Documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, First Session of the Twenty-Ninth Congress (Volume 3 only, 1st session, 29th Congress)

      Printed by Ritchie & Heiss, Washington 1846 - 1st edition. Volume 3 only (of 9). Contains Senate Document No. 3-43. 8vo., 91 (index); each document paged individually, illustrated with 17 folding maps (some very large). Bound in full leather, with short title on red label on spine. Front joint beginning to crack; spine darkened and dry. Maps Very Good (1) to Fine (16). A Very Good copy with generally Fine maps. *** Maps include: Coast Survey of New England; Chesapeake Bay; New York Harbor; Public Surveys in Indiana; Michigan; Missouri; Illinois; Iowa; Wisconsin; Kansas; District of South Tennessee (Mississippi); Louisiana; Louisiana (delta); Red River; SW Louisiana; Alabama; State of Florida (Very large- misfolded) *** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SENATE DOCUMENTS] Public Documents printed by order of the Senate of the United States, First Session of the Twenty-Ninth Congress (Volume 4 only, 1st session, 29th Congress)

      Printed by Ritchie & Heiss, Washington 1846 - 1st edition. Volume 4 only (of 9). Contains Senate Document No. 44-195. 8vo., 91 (index); each document paged individually, illustrated with maps (some folding). Bound in full leather, with short title on red label on spine. Front joint beginning to crack; spine darkened and dry. Front board with a minor "wave". Maps Very Good to Fine. A Very Good copy. *** Documents of note: No. 150 Oregon Territory, and extending the laws of the United States over them; No. 161 Memorial of A(sa). Whitney, Praying A grant of public land to enable him to construct a railroad from lake Michigan to the Pacific Ocean. February 24, 1846; With a large folding map; No. 178 Resolution to abrogate the 1st and 2nd articles of the Treaty of 1827, giving notice to Great Britain. Maps include: United States, Oregon, Texas and northern Mexico. Drawn & engraved by O.H. Throop (accompanies Doc. No. 161 *** Wheat Transmississippi III, p. 187 (note) (See also Howes W382-383) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verhandlungen des Vereins zur Beförderung des Garten- und Feldbaues, als Section der Frankfurtischen Gesellschaft zur Beförderung nützlicher Künste und deren Hülfswissenschaften. Eine Zeitschrift für die praktische Gärtnerei, Landwirthschaft und die verwandten Fächer.

      Frankfurt a. M., Johann David Sauerländer, 1839-1846. - Bände 1 bis 3 in 4 Teilen. (wohl alles erschienene) 26,5 cm. 2 Bl., 271 S., 6 (statt 8) lithogr. Taf., dav. 1 Farbtafel.32 S. (Beiblätter)/136 S., 1 Bl. Errata, 2 Bl. (Neue Blumen-Zeitung Nr. 40 vom 9.10.1841), 14 lithogr. Taf./100 S., 3 lithogr. Taf., dav. 2 gef., 2 Bl. (Neue Blumen-Zeitung Nr. 4 v. 27.4.1844), 2 Taf. gehörend zu Bd. 1./1 Bl., 88 S. , 1 Bl. Etwas späteres Halbleder (Hardcover). Durchgehend stark braunfleckig. Sonst gut erhalten. Band 1: Die fehlenden 2 Tafeln (in Band 2 eingebunden), in Farbkopien beiliegend. Der Inhalt beginnt mit 1835 und reicht bis zum 25. Sept. 1839. Komplett mit Inhaltsverzeichnis und Beiblättern. Band 1a (ohne Titelblatt): beginnt mit dem 27. Nov. 1839 und geht bis zum 15. Febr. 1841. Band 2: Weißensee, G. F. Großmann. Teil 1 beginnt mit dem 16. Febr. 1841 und geht bis zum November 1842. Mit eingebunden der Deckel von Heft 1. Bd. 3, 1. Heft: Inhalt vom 16. März 1843 bis zum 6. Mai 1846. In dieser Zeitschrift veröffentlichte der frankfurter Kunst und Handelsgärtner Jacob Rinz zahlreiche seiner Abhandlungen zu den Kamelien, für die er eine eigene eigene Einteilung in 10 Klassen schuf und die er in dieser Zeitschrift, bebildert mit 13 Lithografien (12. Dezember 1840) vorstellte. [Camellien Camelien] Bitte beachten Sie, dass die angegebenen Versandkosten nur für Sendungen bis zu einem Gesamtgewicht von 1 Kg gelten. Bei schwereren Sendungen betragen die Versandkosten innerhalb Deutschands € 5,00. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Histoire de la Gascogne depuis les temps reculés jusqu'à nos jours

      Portes et Brun, Auch 1846 - Sept volumes, in-8, demi-veau rouge, dos lisses, auteur, titre et tomaison dorés. Reliures postérieures. [6], viii, 448 ; 500 ; [4], 507 ; [4], 467 ; [4], 491 ; [4], 495 ; [2], 192 (paginées de 483 à 674), [2] pages. Edition originale de la première et très importante histoire de la Gascogne rédigée par le chanoine Monlezun (1800-1859), bien complète de son supplément, qui reprend intégralement nombre de documents historiques manuscrits en latin, langue d'Oc et en français. A noter l'armorial de Gascogne placé en fin du volume de supplément. Bel exemplaire, au papier d'une très grande fraicheur. /// Seven volumes, 8vo, half red calf, smooth gilt-lettered spine. Later binding. 6], viii, 448 ; 500 ; [4], 507 ; [4], 467 ; [4], 491 ; [4], 495 ; [2], 192 (numbered from 483 to 674), [2] pages. First edition of the first history of Gascony, written by Jean-Justin Monlezun (French canon, 1800-1859), from the Ancient times up to the 17th century. This monumental work uses numerous historical documents in Latin, Occitan and French. Very nice and fresh copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EXECUTIVE DOCUMENTS Twenty-Ninth Congress, First Session. (1845, Volume 1)

      Printed by Ritchie & Heiss, Washington 1846 - 1st edition. Volume 1 only, contains Executive documents No. 1-5. A Very Good copy. 8vo., each document paged individually: 27; 893; 5; 1; 414 pp., with and engraved folding map of the Black hills, and several folding charts. Bound in full leather, with title on red label on the spine. Front joint rubbed; spine a bit soiled. Maps and plates Very Good to Fine. A Very Good copy with Near Fine interior. *** Document 2, The Message of the President (Polk), 893 pp., contains correspondence of John C. Calhoun, James Buchanan, the ministers to Texas, Pres. Tyler concerning the Texas Annexation, Mexico's concession of Independence, the Texas Convention debates, and invitation to Statehood. *** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Occult Sciences. The Philosophy of Magic, prodigies and apparent miracles. From the French of Eusebe Salverte. With notes illustrative, explanatory, and critical by Anthony Todd Thomson. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 2 vols.

      Richard Bentley. 1846 Half titles. Orig. dark grey-green fine-diced cloth, boards blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt; one or two small marks, but overall a very well-preserved copy.First published as Des sciences occultes ou Essai sur la Magie, les prodiges et les miracles in two volumes in 1829. The translator's note observes, 'a considerable portion of these volumes is occupied in tracing many of the extraordinary apparent miracles of antiquity to mechanical and scientific sources'. Born in Paris, Salverte, 1771-1839, was an author, poet, politician and man of letters. He was a founding member of the Société française pour l'abolition de l'esclavage, an abolitionist movement founded in 1834.

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        Marie Antoinette; or, The Chevalier of the Red House

      London: George Peirce, 1846. First Edition. wrappers. Very good. 6 vols. 1st edition in English, 1st issue in parts (all covers numbered by hand). Original wrappers, part VI with chips to the back, else very good, complete, unrepaired, and rare as rooster eggs. Dumas wrote this adventure as a high tension anxiety (ticking clock/jail-break plotline), to be the central novel in his series about the French Revolution, but as he got deeper into the others (Memoirs of a Physician, 1848, Queen's Necklace, 1850, Ange Pitou, 1851, and Countess of Charny, 1854) the nuances of the series' overlapping cast (mainly Phillipe de Taverney) no longer fit. So he let the novel stand alone, and it does so with resilient fame. Ex-Bob Jackson, this very set (not that they could have found another) was last seen 19 years ago at the Grolier Club, in their exhibit, Essential Parts (recorded on page 16 of their 1996 catalog). The Red House (La Maison-Rouge) were the ferociously dedicated, and heroically resolute, personal guard of King Louis XVI and his family, so named for their brilliant red cloaks. Dumas resurrects their shadowy leader, The Red Knight himself, as his secret agent in disguise, the tip of a royalist spear, leading Batz's inspired intrigue (The Carnation Conspiracy) to rescue Marie Antoinette from the prison at the Conciergerie. The result is breathtaking reader whiplash, remindful of the disquiet in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (the exemplar for a choice of heroes, wherein both sides are positive they are in the right), and it presages with a clear prescience the James Bond bravura of action spy, and the Mission Impossible style of whirlpool count-down plotline.

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        The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home.

      London: Printed and Published for the Author, By Bradbury and Evans...MDCCCXLVI (1846) [1845]. 8vo., [viii], [1]-174, [2, ads] pp., steel engraved frontis and titlepage, and 12 woodcuts in text. Original horizontally-ribbed cloth; the front and back cover stamped in blind with a floral border, with gilt-stamped titling, author's name and fireplace illustration, and backstrip stamped in gilt with title surrounded by a wreath below which is the authors name also in gilt, a.e.g., pale yellow endpapers. Backstrip has some tears at joints, board edges rubbed, corners bumped, and some small scattered stains and discoloration to cloth, internally bright: very good. Contemporary ink inscription to first free endpaper. First edition in original cloth binding complete with binder's sticker. With all the internal flaws noted by Smith except "lucky" on page 79 which is noted to only appear flawed in "some copies." "Oliver Twist" ad does not match the first or second state in Smith. Illustrations were designed by John Leech, Richard Doyle, Clarkson Stanfield, Daniel Maclise and Edwin Landseer. Engravers include Thompson, the Dalziel brothers, T. Williams, Swain, and Groves. The Cricket... sprang from the idea to begin a weekly periodical which would've been called "The Cricket," though was abandoned quickly for a more important venture and the founding of The Daily News. The Cricket was wildly successful, doubling in circulation of both its predecessors. Smith II, 6. Eckel 125-126.

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        Monumental Theatrical Advertising, Three-Piece Color Composite Woodblock Theater Poster, a Printing of Scenes from Charles Dickens' The Adventures of Oliver Twist.

      Three-Piece Color Composite Woodblock Theater Poster, a Printing of Scenes from Charles Dickens' The Adventures of Oliver Twist. Hartford: Calhoun Printing Works, [188-]. Each of the three sections measures 28 in x 42 in, combined (7 ft x 3 ½ ft). The images are taken from the original wrapper of Part II of The Adventures of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. A New Edition Revised & Corrected. To be completed in Ten Numbers. London: Bradbury & Evans, 90, Fleet Street, and Whitefriars, 1846. Cohn 240. In the top panel of this triptych, the upper right-hand side recreates a reverse image of the second vignette from the left-hand side of Bradbury & Evans' wrapper, now titled "Oliver Introduced to the Kind Old Gent," from Part III. In the lower right-hand corner of the bottom panel, is a vignette titled, "Oliver's Reception by Fagin and the Boys," from Part III of the 1846 Bradbury & Evans edition. The central image occupying the entire center panel of the triptych is "Fagan's Last Night Alive," adapted from Cruikshank's "Fagan in the Condemned Cell," from Part X, appearing at the center bottom of Bradbury & Evans' wrapper for Part II, as reproduced by Cohn, pp. 80 - 81. In The New England Business Directory of 1875, the printer is identified as the Calhoun Printing Works. On the bottom sheet of the triptych the printer is given as "Calhoun Print, Harfford CT." This image is believed to be the first issued, not to be easily confused with re-printings from the 1920s, noting this visibly corrected spelling mistake and the racial slur, "Fagin - the Jew," which were deleted from only some of the later printings. Also, there is a marked difference in the quality of the nineteenth century paper from that used for the 1920s re-prints. The latter paper from the 1920s was very acidic and is now extremely brittle, as it did not absorb the color as well as the heavier nineteenth century paper. Also, the reprints are smaller and have even edges. The Calhoun company was known for its large colorful posters, show bills and other large-format outdoor advertising, using composite boxwood blocks. This copy of this poster was never used. It has not been backed, the only conservation it underwent was a painstaking surface cleaning to remove superficial and ground-in dirt, and a few marginal tears and weak areas were reinforced with mulberry paper and wheat starch paste. As it had been rolled in an open, unprotected environment, each of the three pieces was flattened by humidification and flattening between blotters. The over-all condition is extraordinarily fine. The original colors are brilliant.

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        Souvenirs.

      Paris, Ledoyen et Giret 1846 - in-8, 4 pp. (liste des souscripteurs), III-292 pp., portr., demi-basane noire, dos lisse (rel. de l'époque). Petites usures aux coins. Tulard, 72. "Dépourvu d'intérêt historique. Quelques anecdotes sur des hommes de lettres de l'époque : Legouvé, Nepomucène, Lemercier, Pigault-Lebrun. Horace Raison serait l'auteur de ces mémoires". Les portraits d'acteurs sont particulièrement savoureux. L'ouvrage est orné de deux beaux portraits lithographiés par Villain, un de l'auteur, l'autre de Pigault-Lebrun. Fierro, 69. Bertier, 59. Quérard, Supercheries, I, 457.

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        A Defence of Negro Slavery, as it exists in the United States

      Montgomery: Press of the "Alabama Journal",, 1846. Duodecimo (149 x 99 mm). Original brown quarter cloth-backed green paper boards. Extremities worn, spine frayed and split in places, corners bumped, contents foxed, leaves 14.2 and 3 a little cropped affecting single letters of text along fore edge, overall a very good copy. First edition of the Mississippi anti-abolitionist's work summarising proslavery arguments supported by religion and new racial science. The eleven chapters consider the biblical foundations of slavery within early Judaism and Christianity, the history of African slavery, the abolitionist position of England on the topic, the dangers and ineffectuality of emancipation, and the moral, intellectual, and economic benefits of slavery to both slaves and their masters. Of its circulation history, the historian G. Ward Hubbs notes that Estes "was distributing the thousand copies that he had printed to the west Alabama towns between Montgomery and his own Columbus, Mississippi, as well as in Mobile and New Orleans. The [Alabama] Beacon liked Estes' work enough to excerpt his lengthy articles, the only proslavery work to receive such treatment" (p. 71).

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        La mare au diable

      Rare and very sought after first edition. Binding semi bitter burgundy, smooth back decorated with large cold fillets, burgundy cardboard plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, speckled slices, Contemporary binding. Exemplary freckle (which is very rare according to Clouzot who mentions that they are often stung). Beautiful copy established in a Contemporary binding. Desessart Paris 1846 13x21cm 2 volumes reliés en 1

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        Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

      London: Charles Knight, 1846 (1849).(). Vol I. With 112 engraved and partially hand-colored maps. folio. Full contemporary leather, with blind and gilt stamping. Cover split at spine; leather exhibits significant rubbing and scratches. Minor int. foxing and soil. Else very good; many maps/plates fine or near fine.

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        Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton

      Smith, Elder and Co, London, 1846. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Small hardcover with green cloth, blindstamp lyre and borders. Gilt lettering on spine. Spine has darkend and is fragile. Area around covers has darkened also. Some wear at corners.This is the First Edition Second issue of the Aylott and Jones binding with the tipped in title page from Smith, Elder in 1848. Owners plate inside front cover and name on front free endpaper with a few other small markings. 7x4.25 with 165 pp followed by a single page of other titles by the authors. Small bookstore label inside rear cover. Westleys, London

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        SUBSTANCE OF AN ARGUMENT OF SAMUEL F. VINTON, FOR THE DEFENDANTS, IN THE CASE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA VS. PETER M. GARNER AND OTHERS, FOR AN ALLEGED ABDUCTION OF CERTAIN SLAVES...[wrapper title]

      Marietta, Oh, 1846. 32pp. Dbd. Original printed wrappers, rear lacking. Later institutional ink stamps on titlepage. Light tanning. Good plus. Presentation copy, inscribed at the top of the titlepage: "For the Honbl. R.G. Winthrop, with the authors respects." An uncommon transcript of arguments made by the defense attorney, Samuel Vinton, for three Ohio men abducted into Virginia and tried there for assisting fugitive slaves in an 1845 case. He successfully argued that Virginia state courts did not have jurisdiction over crimes allegedly committed in Ohio. "By directing the Virginia court to the boundary issue, and away from the slavery issue, Vinton succeeded in defusing what could have been a very serious interstate conflict. Vinton was correct that the simple boundary issue was complicated by the issue of slavery. But, it seems unlikely that any other issue could have led to the seizure of people in Ohio by Virginians who claimed that acts committed in Ohio were indictable in Virginia" - Finkelman. COHEN 13727. FINKELMAN, pp.177-79. SABIN 99836.

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        Fuller's Time Telegraph and Palmer's Computing Scale [ Full Size ]

      Massachusetts: John E. Fuller [ 1845-1846 ]. A rare circular slide rule. 11 1/16 inches by 11 1/16 inches by almost 5/16 inches thick. Constructed of three layers of book board, the center board intact, the outer two boards with circular volvelle cutouts, the whole connected with a center metal rivet and decorative gilded leather affixed around the assemblage edges. Each side is covered with a lithographed sheet, with a circular cutout for the inside and outside of the volvelle scales. The top board, containing the volvelle "Palmer's Computing Scale" notes it was engraved by George G. Smith, 186 Washington St, Boston. It also has a deposit (Entered according to Act of Congress) notice dated 1843 by Aaron Palmer in the Clerk's office of the District Court State of Massachusetts. This volvelle has the original recessed metal ¾ inch finger disk used to move the rule. The rear board contains "Fuller's Time Telegraph" with a deposit notice of 1845, by John E. Fuller, in the State of Massachusetts. Also "Eng'd by GG Smith, Boston". There is also a previous owner name "L Derr" inked in the center. This side also has the original ¾ inch finger disk for movement. Both volvelles rotate as they should, but the Palmer side is curled outward from the flat plane, a common failing with these devices. Uniform darkening/soiling to both sides, some minor loss to the decorative leather mostly at corners. Lacking the often missing cloth portfolio cover and instructions. Boards. Palmer's Computing Scale is one of the most desirable artifacts for those who collect early American Slide Rules and calculating devices. It was designed by Mr. Aaron Palmer and Mr. George G Smith in early 1841. A prototype was shown in early 1842, and later in Boston in the fall of 1843 - the First American Sliderule. Feazel notes that the rule's first commercial appearance was in January 1844. The first version of the circular rule had a front volvelle, and instructions printed on the rear. Mr. John E. Fuller purchased the copyrights to the device from Palmer, and in 1845 copyrighted the Time Telegraph. This second volvelle or circular rule device was affixed to the rear of Palmer's Computing Scale, and "how to" instructions were provided in a separate cloth case with foldout and instructions (now rarely found). This second incarnation, with the addition of the Time Telegraph, is one of the first times that a device, rather than a person, is referred to as a "computer". Previously, people who sat at their desks and performed computing operations were called computers. This device, proudly noted by Fuller in his full sized instruction book, is called a "TELEGRAPHIC COMPUTER" (here missing). There were various versions of this device produced from 1845 to 1871. Our example was published in 1845/46 (further differentiation of the date is impossible without the instruction book). This example has the Palmer slide rule showing a copyright of 1843, and the Fuller side copyright 1845. See Origins of Cyberspace #302 and Journal of the Oughtred Society Vol 3 No 1 and Vol 4 no 1 for more information. Very Good.

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        THE BUSHRANGER OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. Rare First Edition "Three-Decker."

      London ;- Smith Elder and Co 1846 - Attractive three volume set. Hardback. Crown 8vo. Very Good in half contemporary tan calf with marbled boards. Bound without Half Titles. Vol.1 - 306pps. / Vol.2 - 287pps. / Vol.3 - 304pps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BATTLE OF LIFE

      1846 - A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 2 pp undated ads. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in gilt. First Edition of the fourth of Dickens's five illustrated Christmas books -- following A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE CHIMES, and THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH, and preceding THE HAUNTED MAN. This is an unusual tale in which two sisters love the same man, both ultimately settling in with him (though only one is married to him) -- according to Thackeray "a wretched affair." It is in fact quite autobiographical: Dickens loved Mary Hogarth, married her sister Catherine, and then was happy to have his household run by their sister Georgina.~This copy has the vignette title page in the fourth and usual state (Todd's state E1), with an angel holding the banner and with no publisher's imprint. In our experience, at least 90% and perhaps 95% of the copies encountered are of this state. This is a bright, attractive copy, just about fine, with only the faintest hint of wear at the very tips (volume slightly askew as usual). The front endpaper bears the inked inscription "Ellen F. Lee | from her father | December 25 1846" -- Christmas Day, six days after publication. Smith II pp 60-65; Podeschi (Yale) A116. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thomas Green

      , December 23, 1846. December 23, 1846. Scarce Autograph Document Signed "Thomas Green," 1page, 9.25" x 11.25" , San Augustine County, Texas December 23, 1846, an order for "'transcripts of the Judgment' rendered the case in the court below to be made and considered a part of the Record…" The order from the Supreme Court came "… from the motion of appellees counsel Suggesting a Diminution of the Record in the case from your court of James Perkins appellant vs James M. Johnston appellee… This writ is awarded." Folds, else fine condition.A fine early Texas document

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        Dickens?s signature, along with that of his father and of John Forster Esquire, on a small envelope.

      [1846?] 1846 - A single 8vo leaf, folded & with (broken) seal to form a small envelope, approx. 11 x 7cm, written on one side only in black ink. It is not clear what this signed leaf refers to. The uppermost line reads ?Favored by John Forster Esquire?; beneath this is the signature of Dickens?s father ?John Dickens Esquire?, and the third and last line bears the signature of Charles Dickens himself. The note appears to be an endorsement for something or someone, and shows the three signatories to be in agreement. It may refer to the dramatisation of Dickens?s Christmas Book The Battle of Life, written while Dickens was in Lausanne in the summer of 1846. A similar memo written to the actor Robert Keeley at this time, and cited in the collection of Edwin W. Coggeshall, is described as having a note on the back reading ?favored by John Forster, Charles Dickens, & &? The letter, now in the Huntington Library, is recorded in Pilgrim Letters vol. IV, but without mention of the note. It dates to the earlier part of Dickens?s career, the signature is in black ink. John Dickens, who died in 1851 is still alive. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Die Marschen und Inseln der Herzogthümer Schleswig und Holstein. Nebst vergleichenden Bemerkungen über die Küstenländer die zwischen Belgien und Jütland liegen. Band 1-3 ( so vollständig )

      Arnoldische Buchhandlung, Dresden, Leipzig 1846 - ( Erste Ausgabe ) Mit XVIII, 366; X, 398; X, 354 Seiten, 3 n.n. Blätter ( Verlagsanzeigen ). Die Bände jeweils mit einigen Textholzschnitten. Jeweils in Ohldr mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und marmorierten Buchdeckeln sowie marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 19,5 x 13,5 cm ). Inhalt: Auf der Geest – In der Marsch – Übergang zu den Inseln – Die Insel Föhr – Ein Schiffervolk – Die Dörfer im Inneren – Die Schiffscapitaine – Die Wallfischfänger – Die decimirte Bevölkerung und ihre Kirchhöfe – Ein Gerhard Dow – Die Jüten und der Ackerbau – Der Entenfang – Tauf- und Familiennamen – Das Westerland – Das Fenstern – Friesen und Engländer – Schulbesuch – Die Halligen // Reise nach Amrum – Bemerkungen über die friesische Sprache – Fahrt nach der Insel Sylt – Die Dünen – Der Austernfang und die Seehundjagd – Das Land List – Ein Nordweststurm – Eine Lootsenfahrt – Traditionen und Sagen – Miscellen – Haffreise // Husum – Das Land an der Eider - Tönning – Dithmarschen – Geschichte einer Marschrepublik – Der Kirchhof zu Lunden – Heide – Ein neues Land – Die Wattenwelt – Meldorf – Fahrt durch Süder-Dithmarschen - Wilstermarsch Einbände jeweils etwas fleckig, berieben, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, Band 1 mit kleinem Klebeschildchen auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken. Innen jeweils auf dem Innendeckel mit Resten eines entfernten Exlibris, ansonsten innen von guter Erhaltung. Insgesamt recht dekoratives Exemplar der seltenen Original-Halblederausgabe. Zusammen 3 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 950 Gramm ) ( Lagerort Richey - DG ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Discoveries in Australia; with an Account of the Coasts and Rivers explored and surveyed during the Voyages of H.M.S. 'Beagle', in the Years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43.... Also a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's Visits to the Islands in the Arafura Sea

      London, Boone, 1846. Octavo, two volumes, [ii] (advertising leaf for this work), xii, [ii] (list of charts, verso blank), [ii] (errata, verso blank), 522 (last blank), 8 (publisher's catalogue) pages [first volume], and [iv] (prospectus for Siborne's 'History of the War ... in 1815'), viii, [ii] (list of charts, verso blank), 544 (last blank), 8 (publisher's catalogue) pages [second volume], plus 26 engraved or lithographed plates and 7 (of 8) folding maps (lacking the chart of Bass Strait); all advertising leaves, and the slip for Eyre (at the end of the second volume), are present, but the one for Dutton is missing. Original cloth later rebacked, retaining the original backstrips, with new endpapers (but retaining all but the original front flyleaf as well); new endpocket in the second volume (containing five of the maps); cloth a little bumped and rubbed at the extremities; spine sunned, with a few blemishes; plates generally a little foxed and offset, with occasional foxing elsewhere; the leading edge of one plate and an adjacent leaf are slightly proud of the rest, and now a little chipped; small (discoloured) tape repair to the gutter of the first title page; relevant newspaper cuttings on three advertising pages and the rear pastedown of the first volume; basically a decent uncut set. The facsimile signature inkstamp of E. Angas Johnson is on both title pages. Edward Angas Johnson (1873-1951) was an Adelaide medical practitioner, prominent in public health circles; his grandmother was a daughter of George Fife Angas; he was a significant collector of books, curios and historical relics ('Australian Dictionary of Biography'). Wantrup 89a. [2 items].

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        Costumes de l'armée française.

      Paris, Aubert et Cie, s.d., (1846-50), - in-folio, 78 planches lithographiées en couleurs, manque le feuillet de titre, en feuilles dans double emboîtage demi-basane fauve, dos lisse fleuronné (reliure moderne). Bon exemplaire. Cette suite est complète des 66 planches qui la composent, et comprend en sus 12 planches en double (les numéros 11, 13, 21, 28, 32, 35, 38, 43, 46, 48, 54 et 58). Chaque planche, qui se veut documentaire, regroupe six à sept sujets groupés par arme ou par service, et disposés de façon chronologique (1680 à 1850). Glasser pp. 411-413. Colas II, 2995. On joint : deux grandes planches coloriées n'appartenant pas à cette série et publiées chez Hautecoeur en 1852 (7me Régiment de Lanciers ; 8e Régiment de Hussards).

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        GERRIT SMITH'S REPLY TO COLORED CITIZENS OF ALBANY [caption title]

      Peterboro, N.Y., 1846. [3]pp., on a bifolium. Previously folded, otherwise fine. Smith's response to a letter from a group of black men seeking the vote in Albany, asking him support political candidates in favor of universal male suffrage regardless of party. Smith replies that he does not necessarily restrict his vote to candidates of the Liberty party, and that, "The doctrine, therefore, of every abolitionist... should be universal suffrage and just views of civil government."

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        Interior of the Mosque of the Metwalys

      London 1846 - David Roberts' most famous work, "Views in the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia", was published by E. G. Moon in London between 1846 and 1849. This work is known for its extremely detailed dutone lithographed plates which depict various scenes of the Holy Land and the Middle East. This particular lithograph features 19th century hand-coloring. --- Roberts journeyed to the Holy Land in 1838 where he spent much time depicting the architecture, costumes, and landscapes that he found there. The culmination of all his efforts, Views in the Holy Land., is indeed one of the greatest travel works ever completed. George Croly wrote the wonderfully descriptive text, when available, and Louis Haghe turned Roberts' drawings into the magnificent lithographs seen here. --- Overall Excellent. There may be an occasional imperfections to be expected with age. Some of the plates have some minor paper imperfections from handling or age at the edges. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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        Life in the Wilderness

      or, Wanderings in South Africa. First edition. Frontispiece & 2 plates, with several illustrations in the text. 8vo. Later half morocco, some light staining to pastedowns, bookplate & embossed stamp on title page. xiii, 318pp. London, Richard Bentley,

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        Venedig. 24 Ansichten nach der Natur gezeichnet, gestochen und herausgegeben von J. Poppel und M. Kurz. Mit geschichtlichem und beschreibendem Texte . (Gallerie Europäischer Städte II).

      München J Poppel u M Kurz 1846 - Gr-8; 64 pp, 1 Bl., 24 Stahlstichtaf.; blind- und goldgeprägtes rotes OLn.; dreifacher Goldschnitt; einige Tafeln etwas stockfleckig (besonders im weißen Rand), sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. Vgl. Engelmann 2, 1013. - Dekoratives Album mit Beschreibungen und Darstellungen der berühmtesten Sehenswürdigkeiten der Lagunenstadt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The ocean and the desert by a Madras Officer.

      Newby London 1846 - First edition. 2 volumes, 12mo., xii, 322, [i]; xvii, [iii], 271 [i]pp., 2 lithograph frontispieces, 3 lithograph plates, light spotting to frontispieces and surrounding leaves, original brown cloth gilt rebacked preserving worn spines, new endpapers, early ownership inscription to titles. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EXECUTIVE DOCUMENTS Twenty-Ninth Congress, First Session. (1846, Volume 7)

      (Government Printing Office), Washington 1846 - 1st edition. Volume 7 only, contains Executive documents No. 209-228 (except 226). A Very Good copy. 8vo., each document paged individually: approximately 800 pp., with numerous engraved folding plates of Lighthouses, and several folding charts. Bound in full leather, with title on red label on the spine. Rear joint rubbed, with a small tear at the crown; spine a bit soiled. Maps and plates Very Good or better, with a few maps mis-folded. Some text signatures are tanned/browning. A Very Good copy. *** Contains 18 Documents of varying lengths. Of particular interest is Executive Document 222, 278 pages with 2 engraved pates and 25 large (many folding out to over 25 inches) folding plates of Light houses and light house accessories. Most are of existing houses in England, Scotland, Ireland and other European nations. Other documents include: No. 209 Reports of General Taylor (early Mexican War); No. 210 Chesapeake & Delaware Canal; No. 213 Payment of the Tennessee Volunteers of 1836 (Texas Revolution); No. 217 Constitution for the State of Iowa; No. 221 Settlement and Adjustment of the Oregon Question. A cornerstone for any collection of Light House history in the United States.*** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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