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        CALENDARIO GENERALE PE' REGII STATI COMPILATO D'ORDINE E CON PRIVILEGIO DI S.M. - ANNO XXIII- 1846

      TORINO, STAMPERIA SOCIALE DEGLI ARTISTI TIPOGRAFI, 1846Esemplare in ottime condizioni Eelegante legatura d'epoca in piena pelle alle armi sabaude ITALIANO Bella legatura d'epoca in piena pelle verde smeraldo; ai piatti: filetti, elegante bordura e stemma sabaudo  circondato  dal Collare dell'Annunziata e  sormontato da corona  reale; al dorso, titolo e data all'interno di elaborato fregio in oro; tagli dorati; dentelle interne, sguardie marmorizzate; al contropiatto anteriore, ex-libris della Biblioteca di V. Rochstol. XVI pagine numerate, comprese 1 carta bianca, il frontespizio con titolo e stemma sabaudo silografato e calendario con due mesi per facciata con segni zodiacali impressi a silografia in testa alle pagine; 725 pagine numerate; 1 carta non numerata per le correzioni; 1 carta bianca; a pagina 702, 1 tavola fuori testo più volte ripiegata, impressa a litografata raffigurante una grande carta geografica dell'italia ripresa fino al salernitano, titolata: CARTA DIMOSTRATIVA DELLE STRADE  FERRATE IN ITALIA GIA' COSTRUTTE ED IN ESERCIZIO...TORINO, 1845. Il Calendario Generale venne   pubblicato tra il 1824 e il 1881, lo studioso  Manno cita “ampliò d'assai l'antico Palmaverde e diede, per qualche tempo, notevoli appendici storiche o statistiche”. Utile repertorio che offre una vasta visione dell'entità e del funzionamento dei vari settori amministrativi del Regno Sardo-Piemontese, impreziosito dalla grande carta geografica ripiegata sulle ferrovie italiane del tempo. Esemplare in ottime condizioni conservative in elegante legatura alle armi.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C]
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        THE MENAGERIE IMPROVED; THE ELDEST CHILD (TWO TITLES BOUND IN ONE) Written for the American Sunday-School Union, and Revised by the Committee of Publication

      Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union. Good. 1846 & 47. Hardcover. Two titles bound in one. The Menagerie Improved: 36 pages, 1847, with an engraving of a quadruped on nearly every page (animals described and engraved are: elephant, rhinoceros, camel, zebra, ant-eater, sloth, polar bear, ursine baboon, kangaroo, jackal, jerboa, pacos, beaver, crocodile, and goat). The Eldest Child: 24 pages, 1846, with engraved frontispiece. Black half cloth cover with paper spine label and with blue marbled paper covered boards has heavy wear to the extremities. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Former owner's names written in pencil and ink on front end sheets. Pages foxed but clean in good condition. 6" x 3.75". .

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        THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK. Illustrated with Maps and Numerous Engravings on Wood. With an Appendix giving an Account of the Present Condition of the South Sea Islands, &c. in Two Volumes

      London:: WIlliam Smith,, 1846. Near Fine. TWO VOLUMES. Complete Set of this uncommon edition. Near Fine in contemporary full calf, gilt lettering and decorations. Spines in six compartments with two leather spine labels. Marbled endpapers, edges. Mild rubbing covers. Complete with added engraved title page, Fine engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook. Four maps (2 folding) and text woodcut illustrated vignettes. Inscribed by John Jacob Astor III to his wife, August Astor: "Augusta Astor from her affectionate J. J. A. Jan 1st 1847". Bookplates of William Waldorf Astor front paste-downs. Sm. 4to. xii, 596; xii, 620 pp.

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        Over-Population and its Remedy; or, An Enquiry into the extent and Causes of the Distress Prevailing Among the Labouring Classes of the british Islands, and into the Means of Remedying it

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1846., 1846. First Edition. Large 8vo.; pp. 446 + 32 of publisher's catalogue dated October 1845. Publisher's embossed brown cloth with gilt titles to spine; yellow end papers. Cloth water stained in specks. Neat owner's name. A remarkably sound and internally clean first printing of this rare and important book. William T. Thornton, English economist, was born at Burnham, Buckinghamshire, on the 14th of February 1813. In 1836 he obtained a clerkship in the London house of the East India Company. In 1858 he became secretary for public works in the India office, a post which he held till his death. He was created a C.B. in 1873. His works include Over-population and its Remedy (1846), in which he put forward a plan for colonizing Irish wastes by Irish peasants; A Plea for Peasant Proprietors (1848), in which his views were developed in greater detail; On Labour (1869); and Old-fashioned Ethics and Commonsense Metaphysics, a volume of essays, published in 1873. The writings of William Thornton are central to the history of the laws of supply and demand and seminal in understanding the rise of neoclassical economics. Until recently, William Thornton has been cast by historians as a minor player in John Stuart Mill's recantation of the wages fund doctrine... Indeed, Thornton was a close personal friend of and associate of Mill's for many years, However, it would be wrong to suggest that Thornton can only be seen as a lesser Mill, backing up the latter's philosophies and with no coherent influence of his own. From 1847 until his death in 1880, Thornton was an active member of the Political Economy Club. This was a monthly conclave of individual scholars and business people founded by David Ricardo and sustained by his followers to address the major issues affecting the new science of political economy. Modern economists looking for precursors in historical texts will find interesting material. One recent example is T Negishi's invocation of Thornton as a pioneer of disequilibrium theory. Others include experimental economists studying the importance of different market institutions on price determination, scholars concerned with the problem of path dependence as well as some Austrian economists interested in Thornton's ideas about competition. In fact Thornton played a greater part in the history of economic thought. His first edition of On Labour was a blistering critique of the laws of supply and demand and served to mobilise the major players in the burgeoning neo-classical movement - Jevons, Edgeworth, Jenkin and Marshall - to reply with mathematical responses to the debate.

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        The Oregon Territory; A Geographical and Physical Account of that Country and Its Inhabitants with Outlines of Its History and Discovery

      London: Charles Knight Co., 1846. . First Edition. Original Wraps. Very good. Complete with two maps, one folding. Knights Weekly Volume for All Readers LXXXIX. Protected by a cloth covered chemise and matching slipcase with leather stamped label. Howes N-151.

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        LIFE In CALIFORNIA: During a Residence of Several Years in that Territory, Comprising a Description of the Country and the Missionary Establishments, with Incidents, Observations, etc., etc. To Which is Annexed a Historical Account of the Origin, Customs, and Traditions of the Indians of Alta-California

      New York:: Wiley & Putnam,. 1846.. 12mo, signed in 6s. 7-7/8" x 4-5/8". 1st edition (American Imprints 46-6084; Cowan II, pp 536-7; Field 155; Graff 3525; Howes R363; Sabin 10031 & 72048; Streeter sale 2512; Zamorano 80: 65). xii, [2], 341, [1 (blank)] pp. Boscana's Chinigchinich', pp. [227] - 341.. Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to spine. Patterned paper eps.. Spine sunned. Cocked. Some foxing & browning. Prior owner. signature. An About VG copy of this important piece of Californiana.. Robinson, who married into the California de la Guerra family, one of the most prominent of the territory at the time, published a work that is "without doubt the most important book for the period it treats." This work further distinguished as the "first English book on California written by a residence of the province." [Zamorano 80: 65]. . 9 inserted tinted lithographed plates, after the author's drawings, and display divers Missions, Father Boscana & a Native American of California (cf. Peters, California on Stone, p. 182 & plate 59).

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        The Poor Cousin: A Novel

      London - T C Newby, 1846 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A very scarce first edition of Elizabeth Daniel's first novel, in three volumes. Elizabeth Daniel(b. 1822) was the illegitimate daughter of George Spencer-Churchill, fifth duke of Marlborough; she had a son and daughterwith her novelist husband Robert Mackenzie Daniel. When Robert was hospitalised due to mental illness in 1846, Elizabeth began writing as a means to provide for her family. Between 1841 and 1877 she published more than twenty novels, the best-known being Georgina Hammond (1849). (ODNB). The Poor Cousin was the first of Elizabeth Daniel's novels, published anonymously in the same year as her husband's hospitalisation. Instead of Elizabeth's name, or that of her husband who edited the book, the title page simply reads, Edited by the author of 'The Scottish Heiress;' 'The Young Widow;' 'The Young Baronet;' Etc. . Robert's preface to the novel explains this decision was made in the hope thathis association, as a successful novelist,wouldmean libraries wouldbe more inclined to accept it. Condition: In half calf leather bindings with marbled boards, though little marbling is visible due to wear. Library copy;gilttitling to spine readsCape of Good Hope Public Library. Externally, spines rubbed and boards worn. Leather to one corner partially detached. Hinges slightly strained but firm. Internally,second and third volumes firmly bound. Some sections of first volume disbound. Half of final page of third volume missing (including final paragraph of text) and closed tears to facing blank. Library stamp to three title pages. Closed tear to fifth page of second volume,previously repaired. Some spotting, pencil and handling marks throughout. Overall: FAIR.

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        Descrizione di Genova e del Genovesato.

      Tip. Ferrando,, Genova, 1846 - Tre volumi di cm. 27, pp. xiv, 182, 180; (4) 542; (4) 354 (2). Stemma inciso a ciascun frontespizio e 25 tavole fuori testo anche ripiegate. Tra queste la carta topografica del Golfo di Genova e la carta geologica della Liguria marittima (a colori), alcune di interesse scientifico con rappresentazioni di molluschi e uccelli, altre di scorci e monumenti della città di Genova. Bella ed elegante leg. edit. in tela zigrinata con titoli e fregi romantici ai dorsi (in tonalità marroncino per i primi due volumi e verde per il terzo). Manca, come quasi sempre, la carta di Genova allegata al secondo volume. Alcune tavole con un'uniforme brunitura, peraltro bell'esemplare, in ottimo stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Beitrag zur Geschichte der Ardennen. Erster und Zweiter Theil in 2 Bänden. Mit (zusammen.) elf mehrfach gefalteten lithographischen Tafeln. (Und): Nachlese zu dem ersten Theile meiner Beiträge zur Ardennen-Geschichte, über die römischen Lagerstellen und Schlachtfelder in denselben; so wie über die Langmauer und deren Verzweigungen durch das Ösling nebst zwei (mehrf. gefalt.) Karten.

      Trier, Lintz 1841-42 und Prüm, Plaum 1846 - Gr.8°, und. kl.8°. VIII, 144, VI, 298 S.; 1 Bl. (Corrigenda), 96 S. Bedruckte Original-Broschur. Unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar. In Band 1 die ersten 15 Seiten mit kleinen Löchlein (Buchstabenverlust); die Karten z.T. mit kl. Randeinrissen. Original.-Ausgabe. Mit der seltenen und meist nicht angebotenen, erst 1846 erschienenen 'Nachlese'. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CALENDARIO GENERALE PE' REGII STATI COMPILATO D'ORDINE E CON PRIVILEGIO DI S.M. - ANNO XXIII- 1846

      TORINO, STAMPERIA SOCIALE DEGLI ARTISTI TIPOGRAFI, 1846 - Bella legatura d'epoca in piena pelle verde smeraldo; ai piatti: filetti, elegante bordura e stemma sabaudo  circondato  dal Collare dell'Annunziata e  sormontato da corona  reale; al dorso, titolo e data all'interno di elaborato fregio in oro; tagli dorati; dentelle interne, sguardie marmorizzate; al contropiatto anteriore, ex-libris della Biblioteca di V. Rochstol. XVI pagine numerate, comprese 1 carta bianca, il frontespizio con titolo e stemma sabaudo silografato e calendario con due mesi per facciata con segni zodiacali impressi a silografia in testa alle pagine; 725 pagine numerate; 1 carta non numerata per le correzioni; 1 carta bianca; a pagina 702, 1 tavola fuori testo più volte ripiegata, impressa a litografata raffigurante una grande carta geografica dell'italia ripresa fino al salernitano, titolata: CARTA DIMOSTRATIVA DELLE STRADE  FERRATE IN ITALIA GIA' COSTRUTTE ED IN ESERCIZIO.TORINO, 1845. Il Calendario Generale venne   pubblicato tra il 1824 e il 1881, lo studioso  Manno cita “ampliò d'assai l'antico Palmaverde e diede, per qualche tempo, notevoli appendici storiche o statistiche” Utile repertorio che offre una vasta visione dell'entità e del funzionamento dei vari settori amministrativi del Regno Sardo-Piemontese, impreziosito dalla grande carta geografica ripiegata sulle ferrovie italiane del tempo. Esemplare in ottime condizioni conservative in elegante legatura alle armi. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio]
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        EL MUNDO NAVAL ILUSTRADO

      - "DIRIGIDA POR: Pedro Novo Colsón (1846-1931) y José D. de Quijano.TÍTULO COMPLETO: El Mundo Naval Ilustrado. IMPRESOR: Madrid, Imprenta del asilo de huerfanos del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús.DESCRIPCIÓN: Revista quincenal, editada en Madrid entre el 01/05/1897 y el 30/12/1901. 5 tomos. Números 1 al 71.ENCUADERNACIÓN: Holandesa encuadernación editorial. 355 x 250 mm.COMENTARIOS: Una de las revistas especializada en el mundo naval que gozó de un gran prestigio en la época. Comenzó su publicación en los momentos en que se producían los conflictos independentistas de Cuba y Filipinas. Se autodenominaba ?proteccionista de las industrias navales? españolas. Incluía secciones fijas como ?Crónica naval española?, ?Crónica naval extranjera? y ?Notas diplomáticas?, así como artículos científicos, técnicos y profesionales sobre fábricas, arsenales y construcciones navales, puertos, pesquerías, marina mercante y de guerra, navíos, historia y bibliografía naval, compañías navieras, publicidad de acciones de navieras, astilleros, maquinaria y otras curiosidades. Además ofrece contenidos literarios, entre los que se incluyen biografías, narraciones y crónicas teatrales, a cargo de José Echegaray (1832-1916), Juan Varela (1824-1905), Cesáreo Fernández Duro (1830-1908) o Rubén Darío (1867-1916). Igualmente contiene secciones como miscelánea, variedades y anécdotas. Fundada y dirigida por Pedro Novo Colson (1846-1931) hasta 1900, en que inicia su segunda época al absorber a la también Revista de navegación y comercio (1889), cuya cabecera pasa a ser subtítulo de El mundo naval y que dirige José Díaz Quijano, impulsor de la Sociedad Española de Salvamento de Náufragos. Solía tener entre 24 y 28 páginas, con escritos de destacados capitanes del momento, D. Ramón Auñón y Villalón, Capitán de Navío; una "Crónica Naval Extranjera" escrita por D. Víctor María Concas, Capitán de Navío. Tiene un apartado dedicado a la Marina Mercante, con artículos de D. José Ricart Giralt, Capitán de la Marina Mercante; y también entra un apartado dedicado a la Pesca. Conforma una interesante obra ilustrada de la Marina, con unas fotografías de gran valor documental y contiene artículos de opinion escritos por personajes ilustres. (Información recogida de: Blog Cátedra de Historia Naval)NOTAS: Excelente ejemplar de una de las más prestigiosas publicaciones navales. Obra naval ricamente ilustrada.CONSERVACIÓN: Buen estado, encuadernación ligeramente rozada."

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        PICTURES FROM ITALY

      1846. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 2 pp undated ads. Original blind-stamped blue cloth. First Edition of Dickens's account of his 1844 tour of Italy.~His description of the coaching trips which took him from place to place for five months is full of wonderful observations of his fellow-men... His account of a public execution in Rome is remarkable -- his emotional reaction is held firmly in control but revulsion at the whole proceeding is implicit in every line [CGEL]~This copy is in the primary (fine-diaper cloth) binding; copies were also issued in ribbed cloth of the same color. This is a very good copy, with little wear but with some soil on the covers; the endpapers are old but not original. The front flyleaf bears the penciled signature of Walter Smith, bibliographer of Dickens. Smith II pp 44-58.

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        Les Souverains de l'Europe

      (France: H. Rousseau, c. 1846-8). A set of three hand-colored wooden jigsaw puzzles lithographed by J. Froment and measuring 13 by 10 inches. Each shows six portraits of European rulers, in a uniform or regalia, with detailed jewels, orders, decorations, and crowns. Among the countries represented are Portugal, Russia, France, England, Austria, Spain, Greece, and even the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the short-lived monarchy of Sardinia. An intricate gold-printed border surrounds each portrait. Beautifully preserved in the original three-layered box, with the original cardboard reinforcements, with their ribbon handles, between the puzzles. The lid shows a handsome color lithograph of coats-of-arms, ribbons, garlands, and ornamental titling, with touches of hand-coloring. A luxury set of instructional puzzles for the lucky Victorian child.

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        View on the Nile - Ferry to Gizeh

      London: Day & Son for F.G. Moon,, 1846-49. 35.5 x 50 cms, lithograph by Louis Haghe after Roberts, with original hand colour, trimmed to the edge of the image and mounted on card as issued. An example from the scarce deluxe edition of the work, generally referred to as the ‘subscribers’ edition’; published concurrently with the standard first edition - at roughly twice the price - it wasn’t stricly limited to subscribers, but the premium for the fine colouring was evidently considered prohibitive and there are far fewer examples in circulation today. Print

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        Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and of the Museum of Economic Geology in London

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1846-48. . First edition, three volumes - volume II bound in two parts, 8vo. 72 plates, including 8 hand coloured maps and sections, plus 4 folding tables, a couple of plates with minor wear to the outer margin, the text largely unopened, half title in volume I carelessly opened. Original blind stamped cloth, a little rubbed, spines sunned. A collection of 22 articles; the Authors including De La Beche and Playfair. Volume II part I consists entirely of John Phillips’ account of the Malvern Hills compared with the palæozoic districts of Abberley.

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        PICTURES FROM ITALY

      1846. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 2 pp undated ads. Original blind-stamped blue cloth. First Edition of Dickens's account of his 1844 tour of Italy.~His description of the coaching trips which took him from place to place for five months is full of wonderful observations of his fellow-men... His account of a public execution in Rome is remarkable -- his emotional reaction is held firmly in control but revulsion at the whole proceeding is implicit in every line [CGEL]~This copy is in the primary (fine-diaper cloth) binding; copies were also issued in ribbed cloth of the same color. This is a very good copy, with little wear but with some soil on the covers; the endpapers are old but not original. The front flyleaf bears the penciled signature of Walter Smith, bibliographer of Dickens. Smith II pp 44-58.

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        A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE ENGLISH LAKES, comprising minute directions for tourists, with Mr.Wordsworth's description of the scenery of the country, etc. and four letters on the geology of the Lake District, by Rev.Prof.Sedgwick. Edited by the publisher.

      Third edition Longman and Co. & Whittaker and Co. and Kendal: J.Hudson 1846 - Original blind-stamped green cloth gilt, sometime rebacked, the original leather spine label re-laid. Booksellers label of Bailey & Son, Keswick. Pp. ix, (i), 246, complete with engraved frontispiece, 4 pages of mountain outlines, 1 plan and 1 diagram, and a large folding linen-backed map (repaired in the folds). Some edges a little brittle. [Bicknell: 122.3]. In effect the eighth edition of Wordsworth's "Guide to the Lakes" - the upper board is lettered "Wordsworth's Scenery of the Lakes of England with directions for tourists". Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches

      Llandovery, London and Chester: Welsh Manuscript Society, 1846 Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches; Between the Years 1586 and 1613, under the Authority of Clarencieux and Norroy, Two Kings at Arms, By Lewys Dwnn, Deputy Herald at Arms; Transcribed from the Original Manuscripts, and Edited, with numerous explanatory notes. 2 Volumes. In maroon half leather with red cloth, a little bumped and worn at edges. Spines in brown leather with raised bands, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, marbled end pages, both volumes have the bookplate of Evan Davies Jones with presentation notes, Volume 1, (xxii), [2], 7-340 pp which includes the list of subscribers and the corrigenda, very minimal foxing to the first 2 blank pages, also has 2 small newspaper articles tipped in, has a wonderful frontispiece by WL Walton of the Hirlas or drinking horn, presented by King Henry VII to Davydd ab Ieuan of Llwyn Davydd in Cardigan. Volume 2, (7), 8-370 pp with a frontis piece showing facsimiles of Autographs, again minimal foxing to blanks. A wonderful and informative book. Meyrick, antiquary and historian of arms and armour, published various titles his last being an edition of Lewis Dwnn's Heraldic Visitation of Wales, for the Society for the Publication of Ancient Welsh Manuscripts (1846). for a full Bio see ODNB

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        Aide- Memoire to the Military Sciences (Three Volumes)

      London: John Weale. Very Good/No Jacket. 1846. First Thus Edition. Hardcovers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Magnificently bound in brown calf leather with extensive gilt decoration and to spine and boards, five rasied bands to spine, this three volume hardcover set is VG. Marbled endpapers and edges, headbands and dentelles, size is 25cm x 16cm. Volume One, 1V/545pp with numerous engravings and articles by different authors. Subjects include the following: Assault, Escalade, Defilade, Attack of Fort, Explosion of Powder etc. Volume Two, 1V/545pp+4pp plates. Volume Three, 1V/794pp plus Index. Large collection of engraved plates in each volume. Volume One has water stain to front board, otherwise Vg. Volume Two is Vg. Volume Three has minor yellow stain to bottom margin of first twenty pages. Minor rubbing to spine hinges of three volumes otherwise VG. .

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        Il Codice Civile Comentato Colle Leggi Romane, I Decreti le Ordinanze

      1846. [Italy]. [Kingdom of the Two Sicilies]. Il Codice Civile Comentato Colle Leggi Romane: I Decreti le Ordinanze I Rescritti e le Istruzioni Ministeriali. Pubblicati dalla Sua Promulgazione fin Oggi, E Colle Opinioni di Tutti Gli Autori che Hanno Scritto sul Codice Medesimo per Opera dei Signori Lahaye, Cav. della Legion di Onore, Presidente del Tribunal Civile di Rochefore, Waldech Rousseau, Cav. Augusto Giraudias, Fil. Augus. de Morineau e Leone Faye Avvocati. Prima Versione Italiana, Eseguita da una Societa di Avvocati Napolitani. Colla Giunta del Confronto delle Leggi Francesi colle Leggi Napolitane, Delle Opinioni dei Nostri Giureconsulti selle Loro Varieta, E di un Elenco Completo dei Decreti Rescritti e Ministeriali Emanati in Napoli dalla Pubblicazione delle Leggi Civili Fin'Oggi. Naples: Stabilimento Tipografico del Tramater, 1846. [viii], 1348 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, lettering piece and gilt fillets and ornaments to spine. Light soiling to spine, a few minor stains to boards, corners bumped, 1" x 7" strip of vellum lacking from foot of rear board, a few worm holes to hinges. Light toning to text, occasional light foxing, internally clean. * Only edition located. An interesting work of comparative law that compares all of the articles in the Code Napoleon with comparable articles in the civil code of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and those of the Code of Justinian and other parts of the Corpus Juris Civilis. No copies located on OCLC.

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        A Conchological Manual

      London: Bohn, 1846. Third edition, considerably enlarged and improved. Hardcover. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). pp.vi, (ii), 313. Hand-coloured engraved frontis. 98 b/w figures to text. 2 fold-out tables. 26 hand-coloured plates with guards, containing 'above 500 etchings of nearly as many proposed or established genera, arranged in Lamarckian order'. Original cloth, stamped in blind to upper and lower boards, trifle marked, blocked in gilt to spine, faded. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Inner hinges just-pulled. O/w contents clean and bright. A Very Good copy with Fine coloured plates. The photograph shown here depicts the book in stock.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        German Fairy Tales and Popular Stories as told by Gammer Grethel. Translated... by Edgar Taylor. With Illustrations from Designs by George Cruikshank & Ludwig Grimm

      London: Joseph Cundall, 1846. First edition thus.. Hardcover. Large 12mo in 6s. (7.25 x 5 inches). pp.xii, 350, 1 (advert leaf). Engraved portrait frontis. (crudely hand-coloured), vignette title to each of the twelve sections, numerous letterpress engravings, some marks to text. Contemporary olive green half calf, rubbed, gilt decorated, spine faded, return and corners of upper cover with doodled patterns in ink. Contemporary ms inscription on prelim blank. Marbled endpapers and edges, bookplate with crest to front pastedown. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. Uncommon.

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        Paleografía espanõla : comprende una sucinta historia de la escritura, adornada con los caracteres antiquos y modernos que cada nacion ha tenido

      Barcelona, 1846. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary tree calf, wear at corners, rubbing to spine, small paint droplet on rear cover. Quite attractive, generally. (iii)-viii, 466 (467) (375 repeated), lithographed throughout. A remarkable history of Spanish paleography with 5 folding plates (one hand colored) outside of the pagination. Scattered minor foxing and staining. With a portrait frontis of the author. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Art & Design; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040630. .

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        Lucretia or the Children of the Night

      London: Saunders & Ottley, 1846. First edition, with half-titles. 3 vols., 12mo. xi, 296, [32, ads]; 306; 306, [6, ads] pp. Original purple cloth-backed drab boards with printed paper spine labels, uncut. Spines sunned, minor nick at head of one spine, else fine. Sadleir 419; Wolff 944 . "A fictionalized treatment of the Wainewright poisoning case of 1828-1830." - Woolf

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        Lettres à Son Altesse Royale le Duc regnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux science morales et politiques.Brussels: M. Haney, 1846.

      First edition of this classic, the copy of the great mathematician Constantin Carathéodory. <br/><br/> "This book is really an original, if elementary, treatise on probability and social statistics, written in the form of a series of letters to the Belgian king's two nephews, Ernst (the duke to whom the book was dedicated) and Albert (who by 1846 was husband to Queen Victoria of Great Britain). Quetelet had tutored the two in the 1830's, and in writing his book as a series of letters he was adopting a form that had been used with great success by Euler in 1768, with Letters to a German Princess" (Stigler, History of Statistics, p. 206). "In his autobiography Galton explains how he first encountered Quetelet's statistical methods in 1863, two years before the publication of his first article on heredity. He had immediately been attracted to Quetelet's examination of the 'law of deviation from an average,' which he had discovered when reading the 1849 English translation of Quetelet's 1846 book <i>Lettres à Son Altesse Royale le Duc regnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux science morales et politiques.</i> . . . In his 1846 <i>Lettres</i>, Quetelet used [Laplace's curve of 'possible error'] to interpret anthropomorphic data, thus giving it a new methodological significance, as has been pointed out by Stigler. Quetelet used Laplace's theorem to determine whether a series of real objects (and not mere measures) could be considered homogeneous. Laplace's theorem implied that a group of measures affected by the same major causes, and varying only in terms of many minor, accidental causes, should be distributed according to Gauss' law. Quetelet's innovation was to use the Gaussian distribution as a way of detecting groups of homogeneous objects. He thus made explicit what had previously been merely implicit in Laplace's work: a Gaussian (or 'normal' distribution) is a necessary and sufficient condition of homogeneity. The Laplace-Gauss law thus left the arcane realm of the estimation of error (in the measurement of a given object) to become a tool for detecting homogeneity in groups of real objects. In particular, it became a method for identifying 'populations' as objective entities. If, for example, the chest size or stature of soldiers was approximately distributed according to Gauss' law, this would indicate that it was a real population, within which variation was merely accidental. For Quetelet, a Gaussian distribution revealed both order in apparent chaos, and also an underlying ideal type that nature tries to attain, implying that variation has no real significance. This would also explain why Darwin, if he did read Quetelet, would hardly have been attracted by his concept of a 'population'." (Jean Gayon, Darwinism's Struggle for Survival: Heredity and the Hypothesis of Natural Selection, tr. by Matthew Cobb, 1998, pp. 117-8).. 8vo (206 x 147 mm), pp. [6], iv, 450, contemporary dark blue half morocco, book plate to front pastedown of Constantin Carathéodory. A fine copy

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        The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV. Eight Volumes

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1846-69. 3/4 crimson morocco, gilt, Law Society prize binding; sound The most famous of all works devoted to England&#39;s Lord Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison with the best biographies in the language"; with the eighth index volume, printed in 1869, in a variant binding

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        MITCHELL&#39;S NATIONAL MAP OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC OR UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. TOGETHER WITH MAPS OF THE VICINITIES OF THIRTY-TWO OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES AND TOWNS IN THE UNION

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1846.. Wall map, 38 x 46 1/4 inches, with full period color. Surrounded by thirty- two small maps of individual American cities. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in blue cloth, on contemporary rollers. Some creasing and soiling, but overall in very good condition. The fourth edition of an important wall map of the United States, following editions of 1843, 1844, and 1845. Along with thirty-two small maps of individual American cities, there are two important additional inset maps which first appear in this 1846 version: "Map of Oregon Territory" (shown going up into Canada, beyond its limits of the Treaty of 1846), and "Map of the State of Texas." Both insets are included for the first time in this edition and, published at the start of the Mexican War, they show important regions that would be significantly redrawn with the course of events. Another two additional inset maps: "Map of the North-Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842" showing the Maine-Canada boundary, and "Map of the Southern part of Florida," are carried over from earlier versions of the map. There are also two population tables. As with all of Mitchell&#146;s early maps of the United States, the main map extends no further west than the 95th meridian (eastern Texas). Due to the tremendous territorial growth west of the 95th meridian brought about by the Mexican War (1846-48), the map was discontinued after 1850. The map, engraved by J.H. Brightly, also appeared at least once (1843) in a pocket map format, with the thirty-two town plans on a separate sheet. Not in Phillips MAPS. An important American map, showing the country anticipating the expansion achieved by the Mexican War. RUMSEY 3796.

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        Mitchell&#39;s National Map of the American Republic or United States of North America. Together with Maps of the Vicinities of Thirty-Two of the Principal Cities and Towns in the Union

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1846. Wall map, 38 x 46¼ inches, full period colour. Surrounded by thirty-two small maps of individual American cities. Four larger inset maps. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in blue cloth, on contemporary rollers. Some creasing and soiling, but overall in very good condition. An important American map, showing the country anticipating the expansion achieved by the Mexican War. The fourth edition of an important wall map of the United States, following editions of 1843, 1844, and 1845. Along with thirty-two small maps of individual American cities, there are four insets, including two important new inset maps which first appear on this 1846 version: "Map of Oregon Territory" (shown going up into Canada, beyond its limits of the Treaty of 1846), and "Map of the State of Texas." These new insets replaced the population table that appeared on previous editions. Published at the start of the Mexican War, they show important regions that would be significantly redrawn with the course of events. Texas is shown with its Republic boundaries. Another two additional inset maps-- "Map of the North-Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842" showing the Maine-Canada boundary, and "Map of the Southern part of Florida"--are carried over from earlier versions of the map. There are also two population tables. As with all of Mitchell&#39;s early maps of the United States, the main map extends no further west than the 95th meridian (eastern Texas). Due to the tremendous territorial growth west of the 95th meridian brought about by the Mexican War (1846- 48), the map was discontinued after 1850. The map, engraved by J. H. Brightly, also appeared at least once (1843) in a pocket map format, with the thirty-two town plans on a separate sheet. The 32 inset maps that colorfully adorn the margin show the "vicinities" of the major or upcoming cities and are more or less adjacent to their geographical places on the large map. Along the bottom margin for example are Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charleston, Savannah, Mobile, New Orleans, etc. Not in Phillips, America; Rumsey 3796.

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        Great Hall at Karnac, Thebes

      London: Day & Son for F.G. Moon,, 1846-49. Print. 48 x 32.5 cms, tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe after Roberts, closed marginal tear (not affecting image), blank verso. From the first edition of &#147;Egypt and Nubia&#148;, which in Abbey&#146;s words, together with Roberts&#146; &#147;The Holy Land&#148; (1842-45, Abbey 385) forms &#147;one of the most important and elaborate ventures in nineteenth-century publishing, and ... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph&#148;. Abbey 272.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Hand-Colored Lithograph: "Temple at Esneh, Nov. 25, 1838."

      London: F.G. Moon, Aug. 1, 1846. . Matted in cream frame and glazed

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        Karnac

      London: Day & Son for F.G. Moon,, 1846-49. Print. 48.5 x 32.5 cms, tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe after Roberts, creases in lower margin, not affecting image or printed caption, blank verso. From the first edition of &#147;Egypt and Nubia&#148;, which in Abbey&#146;s words, together with Roberts&#146; &#147;The Holy Land&#148; (1842-45, Abbey 385) forms &#147;one of the most important and elaborate ventures in nineteenth-century publishing, and ... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph&#148;. Abbey 272.

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        [Typee] Narrative of a Four Months' Residence Among the Native of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands; or, a Peep at Polynesian Life

      London: John Murray 1846 London: John Murray, 1846. First edition, first issue (p. 19, l. 1 reads "Pomarea"). 8vo. Map at p. [xvii]. [iii]-xvi, [ii], 285, [1] pp., terminal catalogue not present (no priority given by BAL), lacking half-title. Rebound in contemporary blue cloth, leather label. Spine faded and worn along ends and rear joint. BAL 13652 . First edition of Melville's first work

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        [Miniature]. The Golden Alphabet; or Parents&#39; Guide and Child&#39;s Instructor

      N.P.: Robert Taylor, (1846). 126pp. Illustrated with three tiny woodcuts, two of which are cameo-style portraits of women, the third is a rear three-quarter view of a woman&#39;s head. Rare and unrecorded, each letter in this tiny alphabet book is presented in a decorated woodcut initial, followed by several pages containing a rhyme. The words selected to highlight each letter, and the rhyme that explains them, are based largely on Judeo-Christian doctrine and are aimed toward guiding parents in handling their children, as well as those children&#39;s moral instruction. In likely original textured flexible cloth, which shows some wear and creasing. With the bookplate of Stanley Marcus. (3/4 by 3/4; 18x18mm).

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        Map of India from the Most Recent Authorities

      London: W.H. Allen & Co. 7 Leadenhall Street 1846. . Map dimensions 93 x 82 cm, overall dimensions 97 x 84.5 cm. A very attractive folding map of India with bright original hand colouring. The whole dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen. Folds between original brown cloth covers, publisher&#146;s gilt crest to upper board. Publisher&#146;s advertisements to paste down and to folded end section on linen verso of the map, the former partially covered with a contemporary engraved ownership plate. Small old annotation to upper left margin sometime obscured with white paint, another just within the upper left corner of the map also obscured. Slight wear to head and foot of spine of covers. A lovely bright example of the map.

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        ACCOMPANIMENT TO MITCHELL&#39;;S NEW MAP OF TEXAS, OREGON, AND CALIFORNIA

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1846. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. 46 pp. (including ads) with 22.5" x 21" handcolored folding map, in original embossed morocco case with title label. An important Western map with the accompanying text. Wheat cites this map as "among the first by a commercial cartographer to utilize the recent explorations that had bounded and determined the nature of the Great Basin. Because of its popularity, this map of the West exerted great influence, not only with the public but on other commercial cartographers". The text contains historical materials, referencing Lewis and Clark, as well as Fremont. The map has some toning. A couple of discrete and archival repairs at folds. There are some closed tears at the intersection of the folds. The case has been tastefully rebacked. (Sabin 49714; Howes, M685; Streeter Sale 2511; Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Regions, 29). Very Good binding.

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        The Illustrated Botany, Comprising the Most Valuable Native and Exotic Plants, with their History, Medicinal Properties, etc., 2 volumes, complete

      New York: J.K. Wellman + B.H. Culver, 1846-1847.. There is some scattered foxing and browning to the text. There are also some marginal watermarks along the top page edges of some pages in both volumes but these do not extend into the text or plate illustrations. Aside from these minor points, this is a bright, very good copy in a very attractive period binding.. Pp. iv, 352, 47 hand-colored lithographs, 2 uncolored lithographs; pp. 384, 48 hand-colored lithographs. 19th century elaborately gilt-decorated full morocco with floral designs in gilt, gilt dentelles on turn-ins of the covers, all page edges in gilt, 8vo. This set is very uncommon. Few reference sources list both volumes and there are bibliographic inconsistencies in all copies known of the set. The title pages of this set each display "volume 1" yet the plates and text collation are identical to sets where the first volume has no volume number and the second volume is listed "volume 2".

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        MESMERISM."In Articulo Mortis

      1846. London: Short & Co., 1846. Original printed self-wrappers. First Edition of this "astounding and horrifying" tale. As "Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," it had first appeared in the December 1845 issue of the American Whig Review, then in the 5 January 1846 issue of the London Morning Post, followed by this variant-titled first edition in book form in January or February. There was no separate American edition (except collection in Poe&#39;s WORKS in 1850).~In the tale, a hypnotist arrives at the death-bed of Valdemar, to test the theory that putting a dying person into a mesmeric trance can forestall death indefinitely; as the sub-title predicts, the experiment (seven months of between-life-and-death existence) ends horrifyingly.~At that time mesmerism, like phrenology, was regarded as a science and was receiving public attention. Societies were formed both in America and in England that made a special study of mesmeric phenomena, and observations were frequently published. Some discussion resulted as to whether "Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" was a genuine exhibition of mesmeric power or a plausible history of an imaginary resuscitation. When questioned Poe neither denied nor affirmed its truth. [Robertson]~Shortly after this was published, Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote to a friend that Poe&#39;s story was "going the rounds of the newspapers, about mesmerism, throwing us all into the most admired disorder or dreadful doubts about whether it can be true." Poe wrote two other pieces involving mesmerism -- "A Tale of the Ragged Mountains" and "Mesmerism Revelation" -- but Valdemar is by far the best-known.~This is a fine copy, still in the original self-wrapper (no additional outer wrapper was provided by the publisher). Blanck 16151; Heartman & Canny p. 111; Robertson pp 234-235 (Poe&#39;s "most grotesque conception").

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        Costumi della corte Pontificia

      Roma, 1846. 12mo (11.6 x 237.5 cm, 4.6 x 93.5"). Illus. t.-p.; 30 col. illus. This Vatican souvenir illustrates the costumes of court officials, including bishops (Roman, Greek, Armenian, Syrian), the Swiss Guard, and, of course, the Pope on various occasions, in => 30 brightly hand-colored plates with captions in Italian. This is the second printing, following the first of 1844 (the present copy opens with a colored portrait of Pius IX on the title-page, whereas the earlier printing is described by WorldCat as opening with Gregory XVI); the title-page portrait is => signed "V. Mochetti inc. per A. Bertini." The contents => unfold accordion-style in one long strip comprised of seven pieces neatly joined together in a =>leporello binding. Fully opened, the paper strip is => close to EIGHT FEET long. Contemporary terra-cotta textured paper in imitation of pebbled leather, in => original matching slipcase; binding rubbed with loss of paper, and cracked and fragile; slipcase faded and rubbed/chipped. Plates with a very few tiny spots, overall extremely clean and pleasing. This was a fine souvenir indeed!

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