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        The CRICKET On The HEARTH. A Fairy Tale of Home

      New York:: Harper & Brothers,. 1846.. 8vo. Early US edition [Edgar & Vail, pg 23; Gimbel A93; VanderPoel B403(2)]. 32 pp (double column) + 16 pp 'Catalogue of Books' @ rear,. Printed brown wrappers. Uncut edges.. An overall Very Good copy with the usual foxing, and some. dampstaining signs along the gutter.. Often called the 1st US edition, priority cannot be established with absolute certainty, so we hesitate to term it such... In any event, undoubtedly an uncommon item; a search of the auction records for the last 25 years shows only two having been offered.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Bibliotheque des Memoires

      49 - Paris - Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres, 1846 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of French memoirs of numerous important and influential people, compiled and edited by Jean-Francois de Barriere. Including Memoires de Mme. de Staal Delaunay, de M. le Marquis d'Argenson et de Madame Mere du Regent; Duclos, Mmoires secrets sur le Regne de Louis XIV, la Regence et le Regne de Louis XV. ; Memoires de Madame du Hausset, Femme de Chambre de Madame de Pompadour, et extrait des Memoires historiques et litteraires de Bachaumont, de l'Annee 1762 a l'Annee 1782. ; Memoires du Baron de Besenval. Colle. La Verite dans le Vin, ou les Desagrements de la Galanterie, Comedie; Memoires de Marmontel, Secretaire perpetuel de l'Academie Franaise; Memoires de Mlle. Clairon, de Lekain, de Preville, de Dazincourt, de Mole, de Garrick, de Goldoni; Memoires de Weber, Frere de Lait de Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France; Memoires particuliers de Mme. Rolland suivis des Notices historiques sur la Revolution, du Portrait et Anecdotes et des derniers Ecrits et dernieres pensees, par la meme; Memoires de Clery, de M. le Duc de Montpensier, de Riouffe. ; Memoires sur la Vie de Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France et de Navarre; suivis de Souvenirs et Anecdotes historiques sur les Regnes de Louis XIV, de Louis XV et de Louis XVI, par Mme Campan, Lectrice de Mesdames, premiere Femme de Chambre de la Reine; Memoires du General Dumouriez; and Suite des Memoires du General Dumouriez, Memoires de Louvet et Mmoires pour servir a l'Histoire de la Convention nationale, par Daunou. Jean-Franois Barriere (May 12, 1786 August 22, 1868) was a French historian. He wrote about the French revolution, and was noted for his annotations on memoirs on influential people of the eighteenth century. InFrench. Complete intwelve volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally generally smart, though a little rubbed, and with some marks to the boards. Nine joints of twenty-four starting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright, except for some slight marginal browning and some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        POEMS

      London: Smith Elder and Co., 1846 (i.e. 1848). Small octavo (17 cm x 10.5 cm), pp. iv, 165 + 1 leaf of adverts. Original olive ribbed cloth with elaborate blind-stamped frame enclosing a blind-stamped harp to both upper and lower covers, gilt spine lettering, cancelled title-page, without the errata slip or publisher's catalogue, binder's ticket of "Westleys & Co" to rear pastedown. The first edition of 1,000 was originally published by Aylott & Jones in 1846 and except for 39 copies, did not sell. In 1847, after the success of Jane Eyre, Smith Elder purchased the remaining unsold sheets. Aside from the cancelled title-page bearing their imprint (and the 1846 date), there were no textual changes. Spine faded to tan, along with the top edge, fore-edge and spine-edge of the covers, stain to upper cover with a splash stain to lower cover, corners a bit soft, spine rubbed at head & heel with spine ends started. Ink inscription to front free endpaper, "To Miss A. Talbot, Your voyage on SS Beaverburn." Also contains the signature of J.B. Smith (John Bisset Smith), Captain, in the late 1940's of the SS Beaverburn. Ink inscription at the head of the title-page "Sent me by dearest Georgy when he was away" signed "Emily G.E. Newcomb, Halberton, Nov. 1858." She was the wife of Rev. Charles George Newcomb, Vicar of Halberton, Devon. Overall, a lovely little copy of the first appearance in print of any of the Bronte sisters. . First Edition, Second Issue. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        Carolina Sports by Land and Water. Including Incidents of Devil-Fishing, &c

      Charleston, [South Carolina]: Burges & James, 1846. First Edition. 12mo. 172 pp. Bound in later pebbled morocco over flexible boards. Bookplate of William M. Van Winkle. Some toning of paper stock, spine a bit rubbed. Fine. Phillips p. 111; Howes E112; Gee, Sportsman's Library p. 136; Henderson p. 108; Five Centuries of Sport (Maclay Sale) lot 208; Litchfield p. 41 . A landmark of American sporting literature and an uncommon Charleston imprint. With an ALS from Wilmot D. Porcher of Charleston presenting this book to the Larchmont Yacht Club in Sept. 1892, and noting "- the devil-fish, alas, have never come back to our Coasts since the 'Bombardments' in 61 to 65, but the other sports described are still obtainable, though 'Fish Stories' they are true -" With the sporting bookplate of noted collector from the interwar years, William M. Van Winkle, author of the bibliography of Frank Forester

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Plate CI The Jaquar. (Felis Onca, Linn) The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J. , 1846. Imperial Folio Edition Fine with rich original hand-coloring. Plate CI (101). Felis Onca, Linn. The Jaquar. Original and rare hand-colored lithograph (21 x 27 inches, 533.4 x 686.8 mm) by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon, FRS, FLS for the Imperial Folio Edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. This Jaquar is in Very Fine condition with bright and rich original hand-coloring, the brightest we have seen to date. Expertly custom framed in conservation materials, as shown, by Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA, ILAB. Framed size is 36 x 31 inches, 914 x 787.4 mm. & The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. & Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production.& Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs.& Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. & Although Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books has featured the monumental edition of Audubon's work since 1989, this new collection of plates is the strongest body of mammals we have has the good fortune to acquire. These plates have not seen the light of day, thus the coloring of each of the plates is strong and rich, hand-painted with a multitude of subtle colors which are often lost to fading. In a word, these prints are the finest Audubon animals available, and must been seen. (Blum, Picturing Nature, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Sabin 2367, Wood 208). &

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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        A Route-Book, Adapted to Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic; Comprising Tables of the Principal Rail-Road, Steam-Boat and Stage Routes, Throughout the United States

      Philadelphia: 1846. 46pp., plus large folding map: Young, J.H.: "Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic or UnitedStates of North America." Philadelphia: Mitchell, 1846. 25 x 34¼ inches, with full period color. 16mo. Original blindstamped and gilt blue morocco, with original clasp. Morocco a bit rubbed and edgeworn. Map with two close tears in left edge, where bound in, with no loss; small closed tear along Iowa-Missouri border, with no loss. The text is very clean. In very good. condition, the map with brilliant contemporary color. Second edition, after the first of 1843, of this rare pocket map of North America, showing the United States west to Texas, Indian Territory, and the Dakota Territory (i.e. 19 degrees longitude west of Washington, D.C.). The map is revised and updated from the 1843 version, most notably by the addition of the newly created Territory of Iowa. The inset map of Texas is new to this 1846 edition, and dates from the first year of statehood, still showing Texas with its Republic boundaries. The Oregon inset is also new, and shows the Oregon border going north into Canada, i.e. before the 1846 treaty boundaries. There are also two population tables, and the text lists the major railroad, steamboat, and stage routes all the way west to Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri. The four insets are: "Map of the North-Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842," "Map of the Southern part of Florida," "Map of Oregon Territory" and "Map of the State of Texas." These four insets take the place of the thirty-two small inset maps of cities and town from the 1843 version of the map. Rumsey lists only the wall map version of this 1846 map. OCLC locates eight copies of this important pocket map. Ristow, p.310. OCLC 228693421, 8551053. Rumsey 3796

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        A ROUTE-BOOK, ADAPTED TO MITCHELL'S NATIONAL MAP OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC; COMPRISING TABLES OF THE PRINCIPAL RAIL-ROAD, STEAM-BOAT AND STAGE ROUTES, THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1846.. 46pp., plus large folding map, 25 x 34 1/4 inches, with full period color. 16mo. Original blindstamped and gilt blue morocco, with original clasp. Morocco a bit rubbed and edgeworn. Map with two closed tears in left edge, where bound in, with no loss; small closed tear along Iowa-Missouri border, with no loss. The text is very clean. In very good condition, the map with brilliant contemporary color. Second edition, after the first of 1843, of this rare pocket map of North America, showing the United States west to Texas, Indian Territory, and Dakota Territory (i.e. 19° longitude west of Washington, D.C.). The map, J.H. Young's "Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic or the United States of North America," is revised and updated from the 1843 version, most notably by the addition of the newly created Territory of Iowa. The inset map of Texas is new to this 1846 edition, and dates from the first year of statehood, still showing Texas with its Republic boundaries. The Oregon inset is also new, and shows the Oregon border going north into Canada, i.e. before the 1846 treaty boundaries. There are also two population tables, and the text lists the major railroad, steamboat, and stage routes all the way west to Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri. The four insets are: "Map of the North- Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842," "Map of the Southern part of Florida," "Map of Oregon Territory," and "Map of the State of Texas." These four insets take the place of the thirty-two small inset maps of cities and town from the 1843 version of the map. Rumsey lists only the wall map version of this 1846 map. OCLC locates eight copies of this important pocket map. RISTOW, p.310. OCLC 228693421, 8551053. RUMSEY 3796 (ref).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Uniformen des Preussischen Heeres in ihren Hauptveränderungen bis auf die Gegenwart. Bearbeitet, gezeichnet und lithographiert von Edmund Rabe. Sr. Königlichen Hoheit dem Prinzen von Preußen unterthänigst gewidemt von den Verlegern

      Berlin, Sachse 1846. 30 x 46 cm. Heft 1-2 (= alles was 1846 erschienen) in 1 Band; lithographierter Titel und 12 kolorierte lithographierte Tafeln; blauer Festeinband, Halbledereinband-Band der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Wappen-Supralibros - Lipperheide 1896 2176 (Ausg. 1850) - Colas 2462 (Ausg. 1850) - Thieme / Becker 27, 536 (vgl.) - "Das Werk erschien zuerst 1847 mit 12 Tafeln" (Lipperheide 1896). Lipperheide 1965 nennt unter Qdb 48 die Ausgabe von 1884, die erste Ausgabe "verloren" (s. S. 1078) bezeichnet. Die schön kolorierten Tafeln zeigen in 100 Uniformdarstellungen die Veränderungen bei den einzelnen Waffengattungen von 1683 an: Subaltern-Offiziere, Husaren, Infanterie (Jäger und Schützen), Artillerie, Infanterie (Füsiliere), Kavallerie-Trompeter, Regiment Garde du Coprs, Kürassiere im Feldanzug, Lanzenreiter (Ulanen, Bosniaken), Dragoner, Linien-Infanterie (Musketiere), Grenadiere. Schönes Exemplar aus der Kgl. Ernst August Fideicommiss-Bibliothek mit deren Wappen-Supralibros auf dem Vorderdeckel. Kanten stellenweise berieben, Titel schwach stockfleckig -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        THE BATTLE OF LIFE. A LOVE STORY

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Spine gilt bright. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers, small piece missing from bottom of rear free endpaper. Rear hinge just barely starting.Top front corner gently bumped. Spine extremities intact, also gently bumped. A very clean copy throughout. Housed in a 1/4 leather slipcase and chemise with panelled spine and red leather labels. Illustrations by Maclise, Richard Doyle, Stanfield, and Leech. This is the first edition, SECOND STATE with the publisher's imprint and no angel on the scroll on the vignette title-page. A very nice copy of the fourth of Dickens' Christmas books in the rare second state. The first state is unobtainable. See Eckels pp.127-130 and Smith II:8. 175pp. + 2 pages of adverts.. First Edition, Second State. Red Cloth. Minor Wear and Soiling./No Jacket. 6 7/8" x 4 1/2".

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        Gleanings from the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley Hall

      Knowsley: printed for private distribution, 1846. Folio (21 7/8 x 14 6/8 inches). 17 fine handcolored lithographed plates after Edward Lear by J. W. Moore and D. W. Mitchell (one), colored by Bayfield (scattered light spotting, heavier in the margin of plate 8). Original green cloth gilt, yellow-coated endpapers (recased, rubbed, extremities worn with minor restoration). Provenance: Fine presentation inscription from the 13th Earl of Derby to his daughter Fanny Augusta Stanley "Fanny Augusta Stanley from her affectionate father, Derby" on the front paste-down; Stanley Smith, his sale, Sotheby's London, 22 October 1998, lot 140. First edition and A FINE PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the Earl of Derby to his daughter. Edward Lear lived intermittently at Knowsley between 1831 and 1837, working principally on drawings of the birds and animals in the menageries maintained by Edward Smith Stanley, thirteenth Earl of Derby (Lord Stanley when he first employed Lear), and one of the most prominent natural historians of his day. Lord Derby's private zoo was one of the largest in England, occupying 170 acres and holding at his death in 1851, 1,272 birds and 345 mammals. His commission allowed Lear to continue to draw from living specimens, as he has done for his own "Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots". Lear often spoke of his years at Knowsley as the happiest time of his life. He was immensely popular with the Stanley children and grandchildren, and it was to amuse them that he began composing his "Nonsense Books." Nine years after Lear moved to the Continent to pursue landscape painting, Lord Derby published a selection of his drawings - comprising nine birds, seven mammals, and a turtle - with accompanying text by J. E. Gray, Keeper of Zoology at the British Museum. Ayer/Zimmer 273; Copenhagen/Anker 189; Fine Bird Books 79; McGill/Wood 368; Nissen, IVB 392; Nissen, ZBI 1691; Noakes 11i. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        The Nemesis in China Comprising A History of the Late War in That Country

      London: Henry Colburn and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1846. Third Edition: Professionally repaired with original half leather binding with raised banded spine, gilt title to spine, marbled boards. Wear/rubbing to boards. All edges and endpapers marbled. 399pp illustrated with 3 engravings, 7 woodcuts and 3 folding maps, plus folding map to rear showing The Canton River. There is some foxing as one would expect with an item of this age, mainly to the illustrations and a few closed tears to the maps. Text genenerally very clean and binding firm. An unusual and interesting item. . Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: GOLDSWORTH BOOKS & PRINTS LTD]
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        Popular lectures on science and art; delivered in the principal cities and towns of the United States

      New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1846 (© 1845). 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). 2 vols. I: Frontis., 608 pp.; 2 plts. II: 568 pp.; illus. Science for the American masses, as delivered by the Rev. Dionysius Lardner (1793–1859), a prolific science writer and extremely popular lecturer on science and technology who toured the U.S. from 1840 through 1845. Included here are five essays on steam engines, among a wide-ranging array of topics including electricity, the atmosphere, the planets, gravity, optics, etc., with all lectures specifically designed "to instruct and inform, and at the same time rationally to amuse, those who have neither time, inclination, nor opportunity, to cultivate mathematics, by which alone a strict professional knowledge of astronomy, mechanics, and physics, can be acquired" (I, 18). Vol. I opens with a folding plate, "Mädler's Telescopic View of the Moon," and includes two additional moonscape plates, while a number of articles in both volumes are illustrated with small in-text engravings. This is the second edition, following the first of the previous year. American Imprints 46-3993; NSTC 2L4514. Recent black moiré silk, spines with gilt-stamped leather title-labels. Vol. II half-title and title-page with faint spots of waterstaining, pages otherwise clean. A very nice example of one of the best-selling scientific works of its time.

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        Plate LXXXVI Ocelot, or Leopard Cat. Felis Paradis, Linn. (Male). The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J. , 1846. Imperial Folio Edition Fine with rich original hand-coloring. Plate LXXXVI (86) Felis Paradis, Linn., Ocelot, or Leopard Cat (Male). Original and rare hand-colored lithograph (21 x 27 inches, 533.4 x 686.8 mm) by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon, FRS, FLS for the Imperial Folio Edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. This Ocelot is in Very Fine condition with bright and rich original hand-coloring, the brightest we have seen to date. Expertly custom framed in conservation materials, as shown, by Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA, ILAB. Framed size is 36 x 31 inches, 914 x 787.4 mm. & The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. & Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production.& Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs.& Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. & Although Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books has featured the monumental edition of Audubon's work since 1989, this new collection of plates is the strongest body of mammals we have has the good fortune to acquire. These plates have not seen the light of day, thus the coloring of each of the plates is strong and rich, hand-painted with a multitude of subtle colors which are often lost to fading. In a word, these prints are the finest Audubon animals available, and must been seen. (Blum, Picturing Nature, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Sabin 2367, Wood 208). &

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        Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1846–8. Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. 20 numbers bound in 19 monthly parts, as issued. Original green pictorial wrappers with designs by "Phiz" printed in black. Housed in a green cloth chemise and matching morocco backed slipcase. 40 engraved plates by "Phiz". Wrappers somewhat rubbed and soiled, with some light toning and spotting, and a hint of cockling to the leaves. Still a very good set, all intact and with the spines strong. First edition in parts. With the double mention of "Delight" instead of "Joy" on p. 284 of no. 9, the word "if" omitted from line 9 of p. 428 in no. 14, and the errata slip preceding the text in part 5, as called for. With all the correct wrappers as described by Hatton and Cleaver, with the exception that no. 12 and no. 13 are bound in one another's wrappers. Adverts and inserts as described by Hatton and Cleaver with the following exceptions: no. 1 missing the rear three leaves, no. 3 is missing the Punch slip and leaves 4 and 5 of the Dombey Advertiser, no. 4 missing "Lett's Diaries" from the rear, no. 9 and 10 both missing the Gilbert's 8 pp. from the rear, no. 11 missing the 2 pp. Letts, Son, & Steer slip, no. 12 (with no. 13 wrappers) has a variant of the Kaye's Worsdell's Pills 4 pp., no. 15 with 12 Lett's sample diary leaves dated 1842-7 to the rear, no. 16 with half the final leaf of the rear adverts torn out, no. 17 with the 24 pp. Mechi's Catalogue bound in upside-down, no. 19 & 20 missing the New Life of Goldsmith slip, and also the 4 pp. John Kendrick leaves from the rear. The chemise bears the bookplate of Donald Malcolm Campbell, who is the only man ever to have set new world speed records for land and sea in the same year, doing so in the iconic Bluebird; and also the bookplate of the filmmaker and book collector William E. Self, who produced the much-loved 1960s TV series of Batman.

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        THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; WITH A LIFE OF THE POET, ANDMOTES, ORIGINAL AND SELECTED

      Boston: PHILlips and Sampson, 1846 EARLY AMERICAN SET OF SHAKESPEARE'S DRAMATIC WORKS, 1846. COMPLETE IN SEVEN VOLUMES IN MODERN DESIGER BINDING ( THE LUPPRACAUN BINDERY) WITH ORIGINAL LABEL RETAINED AND INCORPORATED INTO A SEVEN VOLUME SET THAT APPEARES ON THE SHELF AS A STAGE. FRONTIS OF SHAKESPEARE IN VOLUME ONE. SOME LIGHT FOXING, BUT MOSTLY CLEAN AND TIGHT. MARBLED HANDMADE PAPER BY IRIS NEVINS.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to George Burns Esq

      Tooloom, Moreton Bay,: 22 April, 1846.. Single sheet of wove paper, 225 x 365 mm., folded to letter size, written in a neat and legible hand, dated "Tarcoom Moreton Bay 22 April 1844 (sic.)"; old folds, in excellent condition with postal stamps for Brisbane and Sydney. A fascinating letter from the Moreton Bay colony in 1846, with early news of the safe arrival of Leichhardt in Sydney after his arduous trek to Port Essington, and a challenging account of life in the region: 'this is a rough and hard life and fitted only for a young man to undertake.'The letter is most interesting for Bean's comments on the safe return of Leichhardt, worth quoting at length as the opinion of a Moreton Bay local on the German explorer's unlikely return; Leichhardt, of course, had set out from the area in late 1844. Bean writes: 'The Colony has been lately under much excitement and some rejoicing at the safe return of Dr Leidkart (sic.) from Port Essington to Sydney. He is a German geologist and started from Moreton Bay nearly two years ago to make that Port overland. His party consisted of only seven persons and a few months after his departure Blacks came in the furthest out-station and reported that the whole party had been killed. A party was fitted out to ascertain the truth of this report but returned without any thing satisfactory and from the length of the Doctor's absence all hopes of his return were given up, when to the surprize of all the good people in Sydney the enterprising Doctor and all his party excepting one who was killed by the Blacks, landed in the Port. I always considered the enterprise as a very rash adventure but since it has succeeded so well I must say it is the most plucky undertaking I have heard of in the Colony. The accounts of the Country he travelled are far more favourable than was generally expected.'The author of this letter, Henry Haffey Bean, younger brother of Willoughy Bean, who had been a resident of Brisbane Waters in the 1820s and 1830s. Henry (1809-1890) is a shadowy figure, but seems to have lived in Australia for several years despite being born and ultimately dying in England. The present letter is written from Tooloom in Moreton Bay and addressed to a friend in London. Bean evidently had a difficult time in Australia, and writes that his 'circumstances are far from being so good as they were some four or five years ago.' He writes of having only a few stock, but is optimistic about his chances of returning home to England in the next few months with some money in his pocket. He discusses the need for Government-supported emigration to the region, and the cost of livestock (sheep 5/- per head, cattle 15/-). The property Tooloom was sold in 1846 by auction in Sydney, where it was listed as being 125 miles from the "Clarence settlement" and 85 miles from "Limestown, Moreton Bay".Bean has dated the letter "1844" but in error, as Leichhardt did not return to Sydney until 17 December 1845: the postal stamps, however, are clearly dated "1846", and this is doubtless the real date of composition.

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        Karnac

      Sketches in Egypt and Nubia, from Drawings made on the Spot.. Francis Graham Moon., 1846.. Lithograph. Hand coloured. Fine condition. Mounted size: 53 x 68.4cm Size: 36 x 53 cm. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). Abbey, Travel, 272; Gay 2216; Ibrahim-Hilmy, II, p.176; Lipperheide 1591; Tooley (1954) 402.

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        Pride and Prejudice; A Novel

      Richard Bentley; London., 1846. Good+. Full faded green buckram with printed paper label to spine. Lightly foxed throughout. Central page is detached and loosely inserted. 340pp.. Hard. 16mo. 6 2/3". . Good+.

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        Crimes celebres - [6 volumes bound in 3]

      Paris : Administration de librairie, 1846-48, 1846. 1st Edition. Related names: Arnould, Auguste Jean Francois (1803-1854). Fournier, Narcisse (1803-1880). Fiorentino, Pier Angelo (1809-1864). Mallefille, Jean Pierre Felicien (1813-1868). Contents: T. 1. Les Cenci. La marquise de Brinvilliers. Karl Ludwig Sand. Marie Stuart [1. ptie.] -- t. 2. Marie Stuart [2. ptie.] La marquise de Ganges (1. ptie.) -- t. 3. La Marquise de Ganges (2. ptie.) Murat. Les Borgia (1. ptie.) -- t. 4. Les Borgia (suite) Urbain Grandier. Vaninka -- t. 5. Massacres du Midi (1. ptie.) -- t. 6. Massacre´s du Midi (2. ptie.) La comtesse de Saint-Geran. Jeanne de Naples. Nisida [1. ptie.] -- t. 7. Nisida (2. ptie.). Subjects: Crime. Criminals. Very good copies all in the original, aniline calf over marble boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with raised bands, gilt-tooling and the title and volume indicators blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPH in THE ART-UNION, monthly journal of the fine arts and the arts, decorative, ornamental. Volume the eighth

      London, Palmer & Clayton, January to December 1846.. FIRST EDITION 1846, 4to, 280 x 225 mm, 11 x 9 inches, illustrated throughout, 2 colour plates, 338 pages, bound in half calf over marbled sides, patterned gilt dividing lines, gilt raised bands, heavily gilt in compartments, gilt lettered brown morocco label, edges and endpapers marbled. Spine edges and corners very slightly rubbed, tiny binder's label on front pastedown, a couple of pages faintly unevenly browned, occasionaL light foxing to margins of plates, slight offsetting opposite colour plates, small closed tear to upper corner of page 189, repaired neatly, no loss, a very good clean sturdy copy. At page 143 in the number for June 1st is an original tissue guarded mounted photograph by Fox Talbot, known as a Talbotype or calotype, 180 x 130 mm, 7 x 5¼ inches, with a small printed label on reverse of mount: "Patent Talbotype or Sun Pictures". It shows 8 small porcelain figures and vases on 2 shelves. The photograph is in very good condition with normal fading, the mount has a little pale foxing. The photograph illustrates a 2 page article on the calotype process and Fox Talbot's part in its development. There is a further 1 page article on page 195: The Application of the Talbotype. At the end of this article the publisher's state "that the whole of the Talbotypes issued with the June number of the Art-Union were taken from the actual objects they represent; they were strictly copies from Nature; in no case had a print been made use of for the purpose of transfer. It is needless to state that prints or drawings may be easily multiplied by this process; but Mr Talbot in selecting examples for our Journal, carefully omitted all specimens of that class - confining himself entirely to SUN-PICTURES FROM NATURE". Public interest was so great that several negatives had to be used successively for an edition that ran to 7000 copies. This is the first example of a periodical illustrated by a photograph. William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), began experimenting with capturing images on light-sensitive paper around 1834, and patented the calotype in 1840. It was the first instance of a photograph secured on paper and produced with paper negatives, which allowed for multiple copies of the same image to be made, as opposed to the daguerreotype invented by L. J. M. Daguerre in 1839. In 1845 Talbot published "The Pencil of Nature," the first book to be illustrated with photographs. Gernsheim, The History of Photography, page 173-4; Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875 by Helmut Gernsheim, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        British Wild Flowers

      London: William Smith, 1846. 1st edition. London 1846. Sm 4to. xvi, 311 pages plus 60 hand coloured plates. Slight foxing to some of the plates as is very common. Half-morroco leather with raised bands.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Loudon. sm 4to.

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        The Adventures of Oliver Twist;

      London: for the author, by Bradbury & Evans,, 1846. or, The Parish Boy's Progress … With twenty-four illustrations on steel, by George Cruikshank. A new edition, revised and corrected. Octavo (220 × 140 mm). Original violet cloth, spine illustratively decorated in gilt with titles direct, sides blind stamped with an arabesque border, front board with a wreath design gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers. Housed in a violet buckram folding case. 24 steel-engraved plates by George Cruikshank. Fading to spine and mild mottling to cloth, corners just nicked, only light spotting at the plates; an exceptional copy in excellent condition. First one-volume edition in the original cloth. This edition was first with the text revised by Dickens himself, who had bought back his copyright from Richard Bentley and took the opportunity to substantially revise the text, many of his revisions, as Ackroyd points out, made to achieve a more dramatic rendering of the text in light of Dickens's experience of public reading. Dickens was as passionate about his public readings of his own novels as were the British public, and it was his passion for Oliver Twist in particular that drove him to nervous collapse in April 1869 when performing, to a rapt crowd, that "physically and emotionally exhausting" scene where Sikes violently murders Nancy. The event caused him to cease any further public recitals, and the strain led to his death in June the following year. This is a beautiful copy, in the original cloth, of the book that meant so much to Dickens, and in the edition that heralded him doing what in the end he died doing.

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        Journal of Sieges carried on by the Army under the Duke of Wellington, in Spain, during the Years 1811 to 1814;

      London: John Weale,, 1846. with Notes and Additions; also Memoranda relative to the Lines thrown up to cover Lisbon in 1810. Third Edition, edited by Lieut.-Col. H.D. Jones, R.E. 3 volumes octavo (209 × 127 mm) Contemporary bottle green pebble-grained morocco presentation binding for the Royal Military College, title gilt direct to spines, compartments elaborately gilt, single fillet panel to the boards, on the upper board enclosing the Royal Arms and the prize supralibros, gilt, on the lower the Royal Arms, milled edge-roll, floral roll to the turn-ins, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Additional title page with medallic portrait engraved by Fairbairn to volume I and 27 folding plans in all. A little rubbed, head- and tail-caps of volume I slightly chipped, light browning, a few plates misfolded and consequently standing proud at the fore-edge with consequent minor chipping, but remains a handsome set. Third edition of a work first published in a single volume in 1814, this by far the best edition "very much expanded and including the memoranda on Torres Vedras which Jones wasn't allowed to publish until 1829" (Sandler). Recognised as authoritative account of this key aspect of the Peninsular War; "Jones was considered among the first military engineers of his day. He possessed talents of the highest order: great mathematical knowledge, coupled with sound judgement. He was present at six sieges, at five as brigade major, and his intimate knowledge gave great value to his publications on them. His reputation as a military engineer was not confined to Britain" (ODNB). A lovely copy in RMC presentation binding with the supralibros; "Royal Military College presented for Attention to and Progress in the Study of Fortifications", and prize bookplate presenting the set to Gentleman Cadet Arthur F. Perkins in 1866.

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        Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, with notes of a Sojourn on the Island of Zanzibar. To which is appended a brief History of the Whale Fishery, its past and present condition

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846. First edition. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind, gilt title and ship vignette on spine. Extremities worn with minor loss at foot of spine, boards rubbed, early owner's pencil inscription on verso of frontispiece, scattered foxing, a few signatures re-sewn and askew, still about very good for a title usually found in poor condition. 8vo. Illus. with a steel-engraved frontispiece and 7 further steel-engraved plates, all with tissue guards, 5 wood-engraved plates, and a few in-text woodcuts. Browne?s scarcest book, complete with the rare frontispiece, ?Cutting In and Trying Out'. "Browne, an Irishman by birth and an American by adoption, was by profession a newspaperman and civil servant. He earned some renown as a traveler and travel writer. In 1848 he was sent to California as a treasury officer and he spent the rest of his life, except for trips, in the West. Since Browne knew shorthand, he was appointed as recording secretary of the California Constitutional Convention. 'Etchings...' was his first book, and was written in large part to show what life was like on a whale ship, in order to better the lot of seaman. The narrative provides one of the few accounts of life in the whaling fleet of the 1840s, written by an intelligent and sensitive observer. Brown was influenced by Richard Henry Dana and, in turn, was imitated by Herman Melville," (Hill, Voyages, 2nd. ed., p. 70). Melville, in fact, reviewed the work favorably (Piazza Tales) and it was one of the two volumes he used extensively to augment his own somewhat limited whaling experiences. Sabin 8658. Howes B877. Hill 197 (London ed.). Ferguson 4243. Forster 11.

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        The Isle of Wight Illustrated in a Series of Coloured Views

      London: G.H. Davidson, 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). First Edition. Hardback. Good+. Illus. by Roberts, Percy After Calvert, F.. 4to.

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        Naturgeschichte der Säugethiere in Bildern, Naturgeschichte der Vögel in Bildern, Naturgeschichte der Amphibien, Fische, Weich- und Schaalenthiere, Insekten, Würmer und Strahlenthiere in Bildern. I-III

      Schreiber & Schill, Stuttgart 1846, [no year], 1842. 15+(60)+14+(60)+23+(60)+(6) pp. - Three parts in one volume. Modern half leather binding, the old cover illustration pasted onto front board. No title label. Each part with 30 double-page plates, showing animals, birds, fishes, butterflies, shells etc. in beautiful hand-coloured litographs. The pages has been cleaned, some plates with mended edges and some stains. Text pages has been cut rather hard, with some loss of letters. Clean, bright colours. Condition Very Good +. German

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        Wasserumspülte Felsen in einem Gebirgsbach., Öl auf Malpappe.

      - Verso mit dem Stempel "Valentin Ruths, Nachlass". Der spannungsreich gewählte Landschaftsausschnitt erhält seinen Reiz zudem durch die vom Künstler gewählte Nahsicht auf das Motiv. Flächiger Farbauftrag in naturnahem Kolorit. Verso mit dem Stempel "Valentin Ruths Nachlass". - Ruths studiert 1846 zunächst in München und wechselt dann 1850 nach Düsseldorf zu dem Landschaftsmaler J. W. Schirmer. Ab 1857 ist Ruths dauerhaft in Hamburg ansässig. Von hier aus unternimmt er immer wieder Reisen in die Rhön, den Böhmerwald, den Harz, in die Schweiz und nach Oberitalien. - Einstichloch in der oberen linken Ecke. Vorwiegend an den Außenrändern des Bildträgers kleinere Farbabplatzungen und minimale Fehlstellen. Untere Ecken gerundet. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Poëmes antiques et modernes. Nouvelle édition

      Charpentier 1846 In-12 (178 x 115 mm), faux-titre, titre, 244 pp., demi-basane havane, dos lisse orné de filets, plats de toile chagrinée bordeaux, tranches mouchetées (reliure d'époque). Même ouvrage, mais avec un titre changé, que les Poésies complètes, publiées en 1841, chez le même éditeur (Vicaire. Manuel de l'amateur de livres du XIXe siècle, tome VII, col. 1052). Précieux exemplaire comportant un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Louise Colet (1810 - 1876), poétesse, maîtresse de Flaubert, Vigny, Musset, Victor Cousin et Abel Villemain, née Louise Révoil de Servannes. Son salon littéraire parisien fut fréquenté par Victor Hugo, Leconte de Lisle, et de nombreux auteurs. Elle fut la confidente de Madame Récamier. (frottements sur la coiffe et les charnières, usure aux coins, rares rousseurs claires). // 12mo (178 x 115 mm), half-title, title, 244 pp., havana quarter roan, smooth spine tooled with fillets, claret shagreen-cloth covers, sprinkled edges (contemporary binding). Same book, but with title changed, as "Poésies complètes" published in 1841, same editor. Precious copy containing a signed autograph dedication by the author to Louise Colet (1810 - 1876), french poet, lover of Flaubert, Vigny, Musset, Victor Cousin and Abel Villemain, born Louise Revoil de Servannes. In her salon in Paris she received Victor Hugo, Leconte de Lisle, and many writers. She was the confidante of Madame Récamier. (rubbings on top and bottom of spine, and on hinges, corners used, rare light spots).

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        Streaks of Squatter Life, and Far-West Scenes

      Carey & Hart, Philadelphia, PA 1846 - "A series of humorous sketches descriptive of incidents and character in the wild west. To which are added other miscellaneous pieces." By "Solitaire." Howes R 335. Eight plates. Cloth spine is faded, paper-covered boards have moderate surface soil and are rubbed along edges. Dampstaining to top edge of boards and text block. Some foxing throughout. Interior otherwise clean, a few pencil markings towards front of book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mitchell’s New Map of Texas, Oregon and California with the Regions Adjoining

      Philadelphia: Augustus S. Mitchell, 1846. First edition. With expert restoration to spine of covers, map expertly pH treated and lined with Japanese tissue (gampi). Rarely seen in this fine condition where the entire map can be opened without any cracks and only one small corner fold with very minor loss of paper (less than 1/8 inch). 16mo when folded.

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        Recueil de pièces de chants d'asiles

      In-8° relié demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos orné. Mors et charnières légèrement usées. On trouve reliés à la suite Mme Chevreau-Lemercier : Chants pour les enfants des salles d'asile (deuxième édition) [Paris, chez l'auteur, 1846], plats de couverture conservés, 114 pages et un feuillet d'errata. Textes et partitions. Nombreuses figures in-texte. Bel envoi autographe à Marie Gendron sur le premier plat - - Chansons à l'usage des salles d'asile sur des airs connus (Hachette - 1847), 32 pages. textes et partitions - - - Chants pour les salles d'asile comprenant des cantiques et des chansons avec les airs notés (sixième édition) [Hachette, 1848], plats de couverture conservés, 86 [1] pages. - - A. Romagnesi : Harmonion recueil de choeurs, à deux, trois e quatre voix égales sans accompagnement [Mme Vve Canaux], plats de couverture conservés, 91 pages. - - Deufche Volkslieder mit ibren original beifen (Berlin, 1838), 63 pages. plats conservés. - - Fétis: Revue musicale, 6 février 1830, 10 pages, Sous couverture muette Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        La Vie D'un Gentilhomme En Toutes Saisons : HIVER - Aquatinte gravée Par JAZET

      Gambart , Junin et Cie 1846 Datée du 1° mai 1846 , imprimée par Goupil et Vibert , cette aquatinte est coloriée à la main , sur le thème de la chasse , du cheval et voiture . Légers défauts . Gravure

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        Poems

      G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Boards marked and bumped. Spine ends rubbed and spine darkened. Inner hinges cracked but binding intact. Previous owner's dedication (1859) on fep. Minor marking and browning within. Errata slip present First Edition, second issue Green hardback cloth cover 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). iv, 165pp.

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        Oeuvres mathématiques publiées dans le Journal de Mathématiques pures et appliquées ou Recueil mensuel de mémoires sur les diverses parties des mathématiques; publié par Joseph Liouville.Paris: Bachelier, 1846. First edition.

      First publication of Galois' collected mathematical works, for the most part previously unpublished, and first appearance of his famous <i>Pemier mémoire</i> in which he presented his theory of algebraic equations, Galois theory, one of the crowning achievements of modern mathematics. (Parkinson, Breakthroughs, 1846).<br/><br/> "Evariste Galois (1811-1832) was born in Paris, was educated at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand and École Normale, was a rabid republican, was twice imprisoned for his political views, and lost his life in a stupid, boyish duel before he had reached the age of twenty-one. His most important paper, <i>Mémoire sur les conditions de résolubilité des equations par radicaux</i> was not published until 1846, when his works appeared in Liouville's <i>Journal de Mathématiques</i>." (D.E. Smith, A Source Book in Mathematics). <br/><br/> "One of the most fundamental changes in mathematics from the eighteenth century to the nineteenth was the emergence of abstract algebra: the study of structures such groups, fields, or vector spaces... The origins of group theory are to be found in the independent work of the two most creative French mathematicians of the early nineteenth century, Augustin-Louis Cauchy and Évariste Galois. It would be hard to find two more contrasting figures: Galois a rebel, Cauchy an extreme conservative who spent much of his life in the Paris institutions from which Galois and his work were turned away. Cauchy in his lifetime published almost 800 mathematical papers on a wide range of subjects, while Galois at his early death in 1832 left behind him only a handful of papers and some hastily scribbled notes... "Galois submitted two papers on the solvability of equations by radicals to the Paris Academy in May and June 1829, and they passed through the hands of Cauchy who possibly advised him to rework them. Galois resubmitted his ideas in a new paper in February 1830. This time it was given to Fourier, and unfortunately could not be found after Fourier's death three months later. Galois re-wrote the paper and submitted it for a third time in January 1831, but on 4 July that year it was rejected by the new referees, Poisson and Lacroix, ... "By this time, however, Galois was increasingly involved in revolutionary politics, and spent eight months in prison ... More tragically, he died needlessly as the result of a duel at the end of May 1832. During the night before he went out to fight, he wrote a letter to his friend Auguste Chevalier [written apparently under the impression that the result of the duel would be fatal to himself] outlining his main mathematical findings [also published in the offered volume]. He also added some corrections and clarifications to the paper that had been returned to him by Poisson, which afterwards became known as his 'Premier mémoire'. In 1830 Galois had also written what has become known as his 'Seconde mémoire' [again included in the offered volume], a further and much more difficult exposition of his ideas on equations and groups. The two <i>mémoires</i> and the eleventh-hour letter to Chevalier are all we have of Galois' own thinking on the theory that came to be named after him. "Galois saw that the solvability of an equation depends on the properties of the group of permutations of its roots (its Galois group), a remarkable insight for a young man who was largely self-taught and not yet twenty." (Stedall, Mathematics Emerging, ch. 13).. In: Journal de Mathématiques pures et appliquées, vol. xi, pp 381-444, the entire volume offered here uncut and unopened in the original plain green wrappers (some water staining and light wear), large 4to (282 x 224 mm), pp [8] 488. Rare in the original state

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        VENEDIG. 24 Ansichten nach der Natur gezeichnet, gestochen und herausgegeben J. Poppel und M. Kurz.

      Monaco Poppel und Kurz Verlag 1846 8° Pagine 2 non numerate + 64 + 24 delizione incisioni in accaio fuori testo protette da velina e contornate da bella bordura ornamentale, raffiguranti tutti gli scorci più celebri della città. Legatura coeva in percalina verde. Titolo entro elegante fregio in oro al piatto anteriore. Lievissime fioriture e piccola fenditura alla cerniera interna del piatto anteriore. Ottima copia di questa deliziosa suite di incisioni su Venezia.

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        L'arte di reggere i fiumi

      G. Antonelli 1846 di Enrico bar. De Pechman, regio consigliere superiore delle pubbliche costruzioni di Baviera, e cavaliere dell'ordine Militare del merito di Massimiliano Giuseppe. Tradotta dal tedesco ed ampliata con la descrizione dei lavori sul Reno dall'ingegnere Rinaldo Nicoletti dottore in matematica ed ufficiale dell'Imp. Reg. Governativo dipartimento del Genio per le provincie venete. Volume Primo, Parte I - II. Parte III. Con XX tavole e IV tabelle 8vo pp. 756 - tavole ril mezza pelle (half-leather binding) Ottimo (Fine)

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        Catalogo metodico dei Pesci Europei.

      Napoli, Stamperia e Cartiere del Fibreno, 1846. 4to (315 x 220mm). pp. 97, (3), vignette of fishes on title. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettering on spine, marbled sides. A very interesting association copy from the library of Jean Baptiste Verany (1800-1865) one of the founders of the Nice Natural History Museum. An interleaved copy with numerous annotations by Verany, of which many full page, and 2 small drawings of fishes. Although Verany's name does not appear the book is definitely from his library and the copious notes by this well know zoologist. Charles Lucien Bonaparte was the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. Despite his family connections and the disruptions that followed the Napoleonic era, he became a competent and highly respected naturalist. His major work is his 'Iconografia della Fauna Italica' published from 1832-41. "Bonaparte tried to establish our knowledge of various zoological groups once and for all, and published numerous synopses, conspectuses, and catalogs"(DSB). Dean I, p. 149.

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        Vingt ans après suite des Trois Mousquetaires.

      MM. J.-B. Fellens et L.-P. Dufour 1846 1 vol. grand in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane noir, dos lisse orné de motifs romantiques, MM. J.-B. Fellens et L.-P. Dufour, Paris, 1846, faux-titre, titre, 595 pp. (les deux derniers ff. de table ont été reliés en tête de l'ouvrage après le f. de titre) avec 37 planches hors-texte gravés sur bois d'après Markl, Guérin, Coppin, Wattier, etc. Rare exemplaire de la première édition illustrée (premier tirage). Etat très satisfaisant (manque une gravure, taches d'encre anciennes sur 6 ff., coiffe sup. lég. frottée). Carteret, III, 209 ;Vicaire, III, 369 ; Brivois, 132. Voir également dans notre catalogue, en reliure identique, la première édition illustrée de "Vingt ans après suite des Trois Mousquetaires". Français

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        Storia di Torino.

      Torino, per Alessandro Fontana, 1846. 1846 2 voll. in-8° (208x135mm), pp. X, 11-531; 773, (1) di errata, (4) di testo esplicativo dell'"Atlante della Storia di Torino" posto in fine. Legatura del tempo m. pelle marrone con titolo e fregi in oro ai dorsi. 2 tavv. ripiegate in fine del secondo volume, incise in litografia, riproducenti tre piante di Torino nel 1572, nel 1680 (le piante del 1572 e del 1680 sono in un'unica tavola), nel 1640. Rinfreschi ai dorsi e fioriture consuete. Buon esemplare. Edizione originale di questa celebre e referenziale storia della città di Torino. Peyrot, Torino nei secoli, II, 493. Lozzi, II, 5389, note.

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        Pomologie française. Recueil des plus beaux Fruits cultivés en France...

      Paris, Langlois et Leclercq, 1846. 4 volumes. Folio (413 x 280mm). With three plain and 420 stipple-engraved plates printed in colours and finished by hand. Contemporary half purple calf, gilt spines with monogram. A fine copy of the most attractive fruit book ever produced. This work represents the apogee of French stipple-engraved colour printing, achieved by Redouté and his pupils. The plates first appeared accompanying Antoine Poiteau and Pierre Jean François Turpin's edition of Duhamel du Monceau's 'Traité des Arbres fruitiers', published in 72 parts, 1807-1835. After Turpin's death in 1840 Poiteau, who was the sole author of the text, took control of the plates and removed Turpin's name from them. He also arranged text and plates according to the group of fruit, whereas the 1807-1835 edition was without systematic arrangement. The first volume is devoted to almonds, peaches, apricots, and plums; the second to citrus fruit, grapes, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, etc; the third to gooseberries, currants and pears (over 100 varieties); and the fourth to apples, hazelnuts, walnuts, figs, and even an avocado. Poiteau and Turpin were both outstanding botanical artists in the 'Redouté' style, and utilised the techniques of colour-printing Redouté had devised. The 'Pomologie française' was published by Langlois, the great master of colour printing who supervised much of Redouté's best work. A team of over twenty engravers worked on the plates. Nissen BBI, 551; Great Flower Books p. 55; Stafleu & Cowan 1548; Raphael, An Oak Spring Pomona n. 31.

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        ICONOBIOLOGIA DEI PIU ECCELLENTI PITTORI D'EUROPA INCOMINCIANDO DALL'EPOCA DEL RISORGIMENTO DI QUEST'ARTE SINO AI NOSTRI GIORNI

      TIPOGRAFIA SASSI NELLE SPADERIE 1846 In 8 Dim. 25x19x4 cm. Interessante e rara opera completa in tre volumi, le vite di numerosi pittori dal risorgimento sino alla data di pubblicazione dell'opera (il primo volume nel 1846, gli altri due nel 1852). Il primo volume riporta le biografie di pittori della scuola italiana. Per ognuno un ritratto litografico in una bella cornice, per un totale di 57 ritratti. Il secondo ed il terzo tomo sono legati in uno stesso volume. Nel secondo tomo la scuola francese, spagnola ed inglese con 26 ritratti. Nel terzo tomo la scuola tedesca con all'interno 57 ritratti litografici.In totale 140 tavole litografiche fuori testo. Tra i pittori presenti: Cimabue, Giotto, Masaccio, Mantegna, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello, il Pordenone, Caravaggio, Giulio Romano, Pontormo, Coreggio, Pierino del Vaga, Parmeggianino, Daniele da Volterra, Tintoretto, Carracci, Domenichino, Pietro da Cortona, Guercino da Cento, Spagnoletto, Sacchi andrea, Carlo Dolci, Carlo Maratti, Andrea Pozzo, Benvenuti; Nicola Poussin, Claudio Gelèe detto il Lorenese, Bourdon, Lebrun, Greuze, Reganult, Lethiere, Girodet, Gericault, Velasquez, Murillo, Reynolds, Beniamino West; Van Eick, Hemmelingk, Messis Quintino, Luca di Leide, Francesco fLoris, Van Balen, Rubens, Duhrer, Vandick, Van Oost, Rembrandt, Van Laar, Vander, Brega, Lingelback, Schalken, Hommenganck ecc... In buone condizioni ma lievi gore d'umidità che attraversano tutti i volumi. Note manoscritte.Copertina in mezza tela con brossura originale applicata ai piatti in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Legatura in buone condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con rare fioriture ma lievi gore d'umidità che attraversano i volumi. Interesting and scarce complete work in three volumes, the lives of different painters from the risorgimento until the date of pubblication of the work (the first volume in 1846, the other two in 1852). The first volume describes different painters of italian school. For each biography a lythographic portrait in a beautiful frame for a total of 57 portraits. The second and third tome are bound together in the same volume. In the second tome the french, spanish and english school with 26 portraits. In the third tome the german school with 57 lythographic portraits.In total there are 140 lythographic out of the text portraits. Among the painters in the volumes: Cimabue, Giotto, Masaccio, Mantegna, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello, il Pordenone, Caravaggio, Giulio Romano, PontormoCoreggio, Pierino del Vaga, Parmeggianino, Daniele da Volterra, Tintoretto, Carracci, Domenichino, Pietro da Cortona, Guercino da Cento, Spagnoletto, Sacchi andrea, Carlo dOlci, Carlo Maratti, Andrea Pozzo, Benvenuti; Nicola Poussin, Claudio Gelèe detto il Lorenese, Bourdon, Lebrun, Greuze, Reganult, Lethiere, Girodet, Gericault, Velasquez, Murillo, Reynolds, Beniamino West; Van Eick, Hemmelingk, Messis Quintino, Luca di Leide, Francesco fLoris, Van Balen, Rubens, Duhrer, Vandick, Van Oost, Rembrandt, Van Laar, Vander, Brega, Lingelback, Schalken, Hommenganck ecc... In good conditions but with slight humidity stains in the volumes. Manuscripted notes. Half cloth cover with original editorial cover attached in the plates in good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine. Binding in good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings but humidity stains in the volumes.

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        Il monetario del commercio.

      Milano, s.e., (1846). 1846 In 8°, pagg. (3) più 240 tavole litografiche incise fronte-retro e raffiguranti le monete all' epoca conosciute; leg. m. pelle coeva con tit. e fregi oro a dorso. Opera divisa in 2 parti: la prima dedicata alle monete d'oro, la seconda alle monete d'argento. Tra le monete italiane: quelle di Romagna, Lombardia, Parma, Piemonte e del Genovesato. Macchie sparse ad alcune pagine ma volume ottimo. Non comune.

      [Bookseller: Biggio Giuseppina]
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        Descrizione storica degli ordini cavallereschi..

      Torino, Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1846. 1846 In 8° grande , 3 volumi di pp. 337;422; terzo volume di sole tavole. Con un totale di 85 tavole a colori su le 95 originarie . Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titoli fregi in oro al dorso. Esemplare un po' brunito ma nel complesso ottimo stato. Opera fondamenta su gli ordini Cavallereschi che richiese allo storico piemontese un lungo e approfondito lavoro. Non mancano notizie neppure su gli " Orsini supposti o solamente progettati". Le prime 76 pagine dell'opera sono dedicate agli ordini di Casa Savoia. Opera fondamentale sull'argomento. Spreti 985. Manno-Promis, I, 2591.

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        Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Vorwelt. Herausgegeben von Wilh. Dunker und Herm. von Meyer (& K.A. Zittel).

      Cassel, Theodor Fischer/ Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, (1846-) 1851-1894. Volumes 1-40. With 1743, mostly lithographed plates of which some tinted, 2 maps. Contemporary half calf, spines with green gilt lettered label, marbled sides. A very rare, almost complete, early run of this most important paleontological periodical. Volume 2 lacks 6 plates and volume 30 does not contain the monographs published between 1898 and 1906, as the library stopped subscribing after 1894. This beautifully produced periodical containing numerous monographs on fossil shells was edited by the leading 19th century German paleontologists Herm. von Meyer, Wilh. Dunker and K.A. Zittel. All famous German paleontologists of the second half of the 19th century contributed, by publishing larger or smaller monographs in the Palaeontographica. "Ein Hauptverdienst Dunkers war es, mit H. v. Meyer zusammen in 1846 die Palaeontographica begründet zu haben, das die deskriptiven Grundlagen der Paläontologie schuf. Dunker gab mit Meyer 18 dieser Bände heraus, anschliessend noch 6 Bände mit K.A. von Zittel. Besonderer Wert erhalten die zahlreichen paläontologischen Veröffentlichungen durch seine selbstgefertigten, vorzüglichen lithographischen Tafeln" (NDB IV, 199). Added to the present set are some volumes of the 'Palaeontographica Supplementbände' (supplement volumes) Supplement volumes to Palaeontographica were published on individual topics. Volume I (1862-66): Hellmann, A. Die Petrefacten Thüringens nach dem Materiale des Herzogl. Naturalien-Kabinets in Gotha; Volume II (1870-84). We have 4 of the 7 monographs, of which one does not have the plates, it however contains the superbly produced monograph by Zittel in large folio 'Die Fauna der älteren cephalopenführenden Tithonbildungen'; Volume III (1875-82), complete and bound 2 vols containing 20 monographs. A very well preserved set, one fasc. of vol. 30 bound in half cloth. Provenance: Small stamp on some title pages 'Stadtbibliothek Winterthur'.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.]
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        OEUVRES CHOISIES DE GAVARNI. Revues, corrigées et nouvellement classées par l?Auteur. Études de Moeurs Contemporaires. Les Enfants terribles. Traductions en Langue Vulgaire - les Lorettes- les Actrices, Paris, 1846.

      Ril. carton., dorso in tela, cm 26x19, 1 tavv inc. al front., pp 40 di t., 164 inc. di cui numer. con veline orig. di protez., brunit. alle veline mentre le inc. sono in ottime condiz.

      [Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra]
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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas

      London:: Printed and Published for the Author, by Bradbury and Evans,. 1846.. 8vo. 6-1/2" x 4". 11th Edition, and first edition with the B & E imprint (Osborne, Appendix 4; Smith II, 4 - Note 6). [8], 166 pp. T.p. printed in red & blue. Lacks final advert leaf.. Handsome modern deep maroon half-morocco binding, with marbled paper boards. AEG.. Spine sunned, with a bit of wear to spine panel head. Front board. gilt quite bright. Rear hinge paper just starting. Period pos to. ffep. &#39;Lovejoy&#39; bookseller ticket to rear paste-down. A respectible. VG - VG+ copy.. According to Osborne, this 11th edition, with the B&E t.p., is one of the &#39;rarest&#39; editions published. . 4 hand-colored plates, and 4 intratextual b/w cuts, by John Leech.

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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&#39;s Chinigchinich&#39;, pp. [227] - 341.. Original publisher&#39;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&#39;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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        Codices indici et iranici Bibliothecæ universitatis Havniensis enumerati et descripti.

      Libellus seorsum expressus e libro qui codices indici bibliothecæ regiæ Havniensis inscribitur. Köpenhamn, ex officina fratrum Berling, 1846. 8:o. V,(1),52 s. Mörkt brunt samtida klotryggbd med röd titeletikett på främre pärmen. Inlagan genomgående ngt bruntonad och med några enstaka lagerfläckar. Med P. G. Thorsens namnteckning.. Niels Ludvig Westergaard (1815-78) var lektor i indisk-österländsk filologi och gav ut en mängd litteratur som hjälpmedel till undervisning i sanskrit. Han ägnade sig till stor del åt forskning kring indiska och iranska skrifter, språk och historia. Peder Goth Thorsen (1811-83) var bibliotekarie vid Köpenhamns universitetsbibliotek, runolog och historiker. Enligt en anteckning på insidan av den främre pärmen är detta särtryck utgivet i 25 exemplar på initiativ av Thorsen. Det är gjort ur Westergaards stora katalog "Codices indici Bibliothecæ regiæ Hauniensis. Subjungitur index codicum Indicorum et iranocorum Bibliothecæ universitatis Hauniensis" och består alltså av den del av katalogen som förtecknar universitetsbibliotekets bestånd

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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