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        THE LITERARY WORKS OF SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS. By Henry William Beechey. Signed

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1846 Signed by Krieghoff on the title page of both volumes. New and Improved Edition. Two Volumes, sm. 8vo., 462 + 459pp. Frontispiece engraving of Reynolds in Vol. I. Brown embossed cloth covered boards, decorated in gilt at the spine. A very good set with neatly executed light conservation at the extremities of the spines, one endpaper refreshed. Krieghoff, [1815 - 1872], the consummate portrayer of finely detailed , carefully composed anecdotal scenes of English & French Canadian life associated himself with this great English master through his writings & musings about life & craft; the younger Krieghoff doubtless influenced by Reynolds' commentaries on landscape & historical painting. An excellent Association Copy linking these two great artistic figures. Custom embossed brown cloth slipcase. Books signed by Krieghoff are rare.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Svenska Kungl. Myntkabinettet I-II. I: Anglosachsiska Mynt i Svenska Kongl. Myntkabinettet, funna i Sveriges Jord. Ordnade og beskrifna/Monnais Anglosaxonnes du Cabinet Royal de Stockholm toutes trouvées en Suède. Classées et décrites. II: Kufiska mynt. Numi Cufici Regii Numophylacii Holmiensis, quos omnes in terra Sueciae repertos.

      2 bind. Nordstedt & Söner & Leffler & Sebell, Stockholm 1846-48. 4to. CXXV+332 sider + 10 litograferede plancher + stor foldet kortplanche. + LXXXVIII+315 sider + 14 litograferede plancher. Samtidige uniforme brune halvlæderbind med rygtitel: Hildebrand Svenska Kungl. Myntkabinettet. Lidt gulplettede. Stempel på forsatsbladet i begge bind.. Catalogues from the Royal Swedish Coin Cabinet on (1) Anglosaxon coins found in Sweden and (2) Kufic coins in the Royal collection in Stockholm. The latter part is very scarce

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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.. A Very Good copy with a contemporary owner signature in upper rt. corner of the title page & just minor foxing/soiling.. 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.

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        Foraminiferes Fossils du Bassin Tertiaire de Vienne (Autriche); decouverts par Son Excellence le Chevalier Joseph Hauer: [In German and French]:

      Paris, Gide et Compe., Libraires-Editeurs, 1846.. HARDBACK original blind embossed cloth with gilt lettering on spine, pp. xxxvij, 312, pls. 21 with 700 very fine illustrations, 4to. (12" x 9") tail a little worn, corners bumped, spine slightly faded, some light foxing throughout, otherwise a fine copy for its age. Very scarce. 1.4Kg.

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        Reineke Fuchs von Wolfgang von Goethe mit Zeichnungen von Wilhelm von Kaulbach gestochen von R. Rahn und A. Schleich.

      Verlag der Literarisch-artistischen Anstalt, München/Munich 1846. Small folio. (2)+257 pages. Steel-engraved titlepage and frontispiece + 35 steel-engraved illustration plates + 24 woodcut vignettes, all after Wilhelm von Kaulbach. All 37 plates with tissue guards preserved. Publisher's light red half-morocco binding with gilt and blindtooled decorations on spine and black title-labels. All edges gilt. Spine slightly faded. Some foxing throughout. The opening double-sheet with old reenforcement to hinge, creating a 4 mm overlap at front edge. Range of owners' names (1870-1966) on front flyleaf.. Attractive copy of this first illustrated edition of Goethe's version of the medieval folklore on Reinard the Fox, with Kaulbach's renowned illustrations in all their splendour in a charming mix of Renaissance icons, sheer Romanticism and zoological authenticity. Includes the plate after p. 42 which were banned subsequently for moral reasons, showing farmer girls in their nightgowns while hunting a intrusive cat

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        Reineke Fuchs (Reynard the Fox)

      Suttgart and Tobingen: J.B. Gotta, 1846. First edition. kaulbach, german. Thick folio. Original brown leather binding with lavish gold illustrated cover and spine, designs and details. 36 superb engravings by Wilhelm Von Kaulbach. 257pp. Slight wear to edges and corners, occasional foxing and light discoloration otherwise a very good copy of a book seldom seen in presentable condition. A high-water mark in mid-19th century children's illustration and engraving.

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        The BATTLE Of LIFE. A Love Story

      Bradbury & Evans London:: Bradbury & Evans,. 1846.. Small 8vo. 17 cm x 11 cm. 1st edition, 4th issue (Eckel, p. 122; Smith II, 8). [8], 175, [3] pp. Advert last 2 pp.. Modern red half-morocco with marbled boards; elaborate gilt spine decorations. AEG. Original red cloth front cover bound-in @ rear.. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG+.. Illustrated with woodcuts by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield, & Leech.

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        The Backwoods of Canada: Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer

      London: M.A. Nattali , 1846. Hard Cover. Very Good. 6 ' x 3 ", [iii]-viii, 351, [2], 78 pp. With 21 wood-engravings, most full-page, including the frontispiece; map, period half morocco & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers & edges. Scuffs to spine edges, top and corners, Overall, very good condition., This edition of Traill's account of life on the Canadian frontier is notable for the inclusion of the second part, "The Oregon Territory, Consisting of a Brief Description of the Country and its Productions; and of the Habits and manners of the Native Indian Tribes. With a Map of the Territory," apparently an abridgement of Charles G. Nicolay's "The Oregon Territory: A Geographical and Physical Account," published by Charles Knight in 1846. The spine lettering of the present volume reads "Library of Entertaining Knowledge. 22. Canada & Oregon." (a) Tweney 89:57; WCB 122c:1; Howes N-151, Cowan 1, p. 162; Sabin 55251; (b) About Traill/Strickland, please see Sabin 96441 (for the 1836 first edition)

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        Das malerische und romantische Deutschland I - X.

      Leipzig 1846. 2. Auflage. 128pp, 33plates + 200pp,28 plates + 205,(1),30 plates + 192pp,30 plates + 168pp,30 plates + 182,(2),30 plates + 191,(1)pp,30 plates + 376pp,61 plates + 270pp,60 plates + 392pp,60 plates. 10 volumes bound in 6. Contemporary gilt half leather. 10 volumes bound in 6. Contemporary gilt half leather. 10 volumes bound in 6. Contemporary gilt half leather.392 steel engravings. Very crisp, clean copy. Spine of volume X a little worn. Page size 18,6 x 13 cm

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        Livre de mariage d'apres les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque royale

      Paris: Gruel, 1846 Livre de mariage d'apres les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque royale. Paris: Gruel, '1846' [colophon 1849]. 8° (153 x 110mm). Chromolithographic title and 91 chromolithographic facsimile leaves incorporating one full-page frontispiece, one full-page part-title and 14 full-page illustrations by H. Moulin after Auguste Louis Charles Ledoux, printed in gold and colours throughout by Engelmann and Graf, mounted on guards. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 5 additional leaves with chromolithographic borders enclosing a calligraphic manuscript of the wedding-service of Ferdinando, 1st Duke of Genoa, (1822-1855) and Elizabeth, Princess of Saxony, (1830-1912), in 1850; the borders with additional painted decoration incorporating their arms and monogram initials, and 6 hand-painted and gilt engraved plates ofSaints Ferdinand, Elizabeth, John the Evangelist, Theresa, Amelia, andthe Blessed Virgin Mary, with letterpress titles printed in gold beneath, one by André Féart, another by L. Butavand after A. Fries. Original green velvet [?by Gruel], upper board with applied silver gilt and enamel arms of Savoia and Saxony, silver gilt cornerpieces, and bosses, velvet foreedge straps with silver gilt fittings, silver gilt spine-ends, gilt edges, yellow fabric endleaves, 6 joined silk markers with white silk and silver thread tassles (short splits on upper joint, short tear on one strap); silklined green roan box with gilt crest on cover. Provenance: Prince Ferdinando, Duke of Genoa and Princess Elizabeth of Saxony, inserted flyleaf with illuminated strapwork cartouche in a French renaissance style with the arms of Savoy and Saxony in gold and colours, binding. A FINELY-BOUND FACSIMILE LIVRE DE MARIAGE DECORATED AND EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED TO COMMEMORATETHE ROYAL WEDDING OF PRINCE FERDINAND OF SAVOY AND PRINCESS ELIZABETH OF SAXONY. The basis of the volume is a chromolithographic livre de mariage printed for the binder and publisher Gruel by the company of Engelmann and Graf. Godefroy Engelmann I (1788-1839) had developed a pioneering, fully-automated process for colour lithography in 1836 and founded the company Société Engelmann, Père et Fils with his son Godefroy II (1814-1897) in 1837, which became Engelmann et Graf in 1842, and quickly established itself as the leading company in France for the printing of facsimiles of illuminated manuscripts. The binder Pierre Paul Gruel died in c. 1848, and his business was continued by his widow -- who married Godefroy Engelmann II in 1851 -- and his son Léon (1841-1923). The Livres de mariage produced by Engelmann et Graf were available in a variety of forms, and this example, based on manuscripts in the Bibliothèque royale (including the Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany and Les très riches heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry), wasprepared in a particularly luxurious form for the marriage of Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Genoa and Princess Elizabeth of Saxony on 22 April 1850. Five leaves bearing the calligraphic text of Ferdinand and Elizabeth's wedding service, decorated by hand with their arms and monogram and illuminated with painted initials and infills, have been inserted before the chromolithographic text, and heavily painted and gilt engravings of five Saints, including Ferdinand and Elizabeth, have been added, as has a preliminary painted armorial before the printed title. The binding is unsigned, but was probably executed by Gruel, and is richly ornamented with metal furnishings and an enamelled plaque bearing the arms of Savoy and Saxony. Lot Notes: Prince Ferdinando, Duke of Genoa, (1822-1855) married at The Nymphenburg Palace, Dresden, Elisabeth of Saxony, (1830-1912) thedaughter of Johann I, King of Saxony in 1850. The younger son of Carlo Alberto, King of Sardinia, (1798-1849) and brother of Vittorio Emanuele II, King of Italy, (1820-1878) he was created Duke of Genoa in 1831 and was an Admiral in the Sardinian navy. His daughter, Margherita, (1851-1926) married her first cousin Umberto I, King of Italy

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        Opuscoli Sopra il Diritto Criminale Filosofico e Positivo

      1846. Giorgi, Alessandro de.' Opuscoli Sopra il Diritto Criminale Filosofico e Positivo. Padua: Per F. Angelo Sicca e Figlio, 1846. xvi, 190, [2] pp. Includes two-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary quarter cloth over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends and corners, which are bumped, crack in text between title page and index. Moderate toning and light foxing to text, internally clean. * Only edition located. An interesting treatise on the jurisprudence of criminal law grounded in Catholic thought and natural law. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at Temple University).

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        Schleswig Holstein. Hamburg, Verlags-Comptoir, um 1846. 24 Stahlstichtafeln von Poppel nach Kurz . Qu.-8°. Lose in lithogr. OKart.-Mappe (leichte Randläsionen).

      Ansichten aus Biernatzki, H. Schleswig-Holstein: Altona, Apenrade, Rendsburg, Plön, Eutin, Kiel (4), Kappeln, Schleswig, Flensburg u.v.a., jeweils mit floraler Bordüre.

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

      Philadelphia: Augustus S. Mitchell, 1846. First edition. Right margin of map is a bit browned (c. 1/8-1/4 inch) with some chipping, small tear in left margin where tipped to cover, very light occasional browning primarily in upper and right margin areas, nevertheless an intact, bright coloured map. Text portion fine. Outer layer of spine lacking, light rubbing. 16mo when folded. 46 pp text The large folding map is approximately 22-1/2 x 21 inches, engraved and hand coloured housed in original green leather covers, stamped and embosssed in blind, lettered in gilt The map shows in detail the western portion of the U.S. to the Pacific, Oregon as claimed by the United States and the whole of Upper California with the Indian Territory, Missouri Territory, Iowa, and portions of the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Wisconsin as well as northern Mexico and part of British Columbia, illustrating in detail the trans-Mississippi region at a time when war was imminent with Mexico.& & Great attention has been given to Texas which shows as its southern border the Rio Grande. Both the Santa Fe and the Oregon Trails are detailed and have a table of distances printed in the lower corner of the map. Oregon is shown as extending to 54° 40 minutes.& & The map is issued with the Accompaniment to Mitchell's New Map of Texas, Oregon, and California, with the Regions Adjoining. As noted in the Accompaniment, "Texas has recently become part of the United States, and California is simply, "Upper California. This part of Mexico was declared independent in 1845. It has of late attracted much attention in the United States; a number of Americans are already settled in it, and many others are preparing to emigrate thither..." Regarding Oregon, the Accompaniment declares that "the United States have an indubitable claim to the whole region of Oregon, from N. latitude 42° to 54° 40', yet the government has several times proposed, from motives of accommodation, to adopt the 49th parallel of latitude as the dividing line..." . Wheat describes the map: "In the Upper California portion, Frémont is carefully followed, while further north Wilkes is followed. The boundary (to be) with Mexico is imperfectly shown but Texas appears with the magnified boundaries, including Santa Fe, of the 1844 Emory. The various claims to Oregon appear. The Accompaniment is of particular interest, containing perhaps the clearest statement of Oregon and California facts that came out of the period just prior to settlement of the former's boundaries and inclusion of the latter in the United States."& & The text describes each state and territory in turn and references early explorers as well as Lewis and Clark, historical persons and events. In the advertisements at the end of the text, Mitchell declares: "This Map represents that part of North American which extends from lat. 26 to lat. 56 N., and from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.& & With a 1925 facsimile of text and map published by the North Pacific Bank Note Company in Tacoma, Washington, and with an essay on the history and importance of the map by W. P. Bonney, Secretary of the Washington State Historical Society. Same size as original, excellent.& & With: Texas, Oregon and California. Foreword by Joseph A. Sullivan. Oakland: Biobooks, 1948. Octavo, red cloth. Fine. With folding facsimile of map [Graff 2841. Howes M685. Martin & Martin 36. Wagner-Camp 122b. Cowan p. 433. Wheat Transmississippi 520. Phillips Maps p. 844. Wheat Gold Regions 29].

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        ACCOMPANIMENT TO MITCHELL'S NEW MAP OF TEXAS, OREGON, AND CALIFORNIA, WITH THE REGIONS ADJOINING

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1846.. 46pp. text plus colored folding map, 22 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches. 18mo. Original gilt morocco binder. Binder slightly worn. Text is clean. Map neatly repaired with tissues on old folds, else very good. In a half morocco clamshell case. A major western map, with accompanying text. The detailed "New Map of Texas, Oregon and California with the Regions Adjoining..." shows the western portion of the U.S. to the Pacific, with Indian Territory, Missouri Territory, Iowa, and portions of the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Wisconsin, as well as northern Mexico and part of British Columbia, illustrating in detail the trans-Mississippi region on the verge of the Mexican War. Texas is elaborately depicted, with the Rio Grande as its southern border; Oregon is shown to extend to 54° 40"; and the Santa Fe Trail and the Oregon Trail are both detailed, the latter with a table of distances published in the lower corner of the map. "This map represents a great step forward, in that it is 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" - Wheat. The text describes each territory or state in turn, with notes on Lewis and Clark and other early explorers, and more historical material. Howes also mentions an issue with thirty-four pages of text, but Sabin lists only the present collation. HOWES M685, "aa." SABIN 49714. MARTIN & MARTIN 36. WAGNER-CAMP 122b. COWAN, p.433. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 520. STREETER SALE 2511. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.844. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 29.

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        [Sermons in Te Reo Maori; Catechetical Questions; Te Motu Kohatu; Ko E Tahi Hua O Te Whakapono]

      [Purewa]: Church-Mission Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1846-1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth boards. Bound volume of four scarce early Maori language imprints. All text in Te Reo Maori [the Maori langauge]. The first item of the four is a group of eight sermons by Robert Maunsell, that were each previously issued separately in 1845-46, and then released as a bound volume of 8 sermons in 1846. New Zealand: Printed at the Church Mission Press, [1846]. The bibliographical reference for the first item is BIM 311 (Books in Maori). The 8 sermons are: (1) Ko Te Whakapono [Sermon on the healing power of faith]; (2) Ko Nga Mahi Hou [Sermon on a new life through Christ]; (3) Ko Te Hapa Tapu [Sermon on the Lord's Supper]; (4) He Mahi Aha Ta Nga Minita [Sermon on the role of ministers]; (5) Ko Te Inoi A Te Tahae [Sermon on the prayer of the criminal crucified with Christ]; (6) Ko Te Tino Tohunga Nui [Sermon on faith in Jesus, the great high priest]; (7) Ko Te Manawanui O Hopa [Sermon on the faith of Job]; (8) Ko Te Iriiri Tapu [Sermon on being saved through baptism]. The second item is "He Patai" [BIM 399 - Fourth edition of Catechetical Questions]. Purewa: Printed at the Bishop's Press, [1850]. The third item is "Te Motu Kohatu". No te Kareti [St. John's College, Purewa]: I Taia tenei i te Perehi a te Pihopa, 1850 [BIM 415 - The children's story "The Rocky Island" by Samuel Wilberforce, translated into Te Reo Maori, revised edition]. The fourth item is: "Ko E Tahi Hua O Te Whakapono" No te Kareti [St. John's College, Purewa]: I Taia Tenei Ki Te Perehi A Te Pihopa, 1852. [BIM 428 - "A condensed translation, almost certainly by Lady Martin, of B. H. Farquhar's 'The pearl of days: or The advantages of the Sabbath to the working classes, first published anonymously in London in 1848."] Page dimensions: 168 x 118mm. Spine title: "Te Whakapono". Handwritten contents page. Some blank ruled stationary leaves bound in at front and rear. Some marginalia in ink and pencil, mostly short translations of the titles. The annotation to the title page of "Ko E Tahi Hua O Te Whakapono" is "The Fruits of the Faith by the Rev. W. Colenso [?]". Moderate rubbing to cloth boards. This book is from the outstanding collection of the collector Arthur Thomas Pycroft (1875-1971). Pycroft's collection was recently sold at auction in Auckland, New Zealand.; 16mo .

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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).

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        NARRATIVE OF A MISSION TO BOKHARA. In the years 1843-1845, to ascertain the fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly.

      In-8 p. (mm. 222x134), tela edit. (aloni, dorso rifatto con applicato parte del dorso orig., risg. rifatti), pp. XXVII,515, con ritratto dell'A. in litografia. Joseph Wolff (1795-1862), missionario britannico, viaggiò a lungo in Oriente a partire dal 1821 visitando l'Egitto, la Palestina, la Mesopotamia, la Persia, la Crimea e l'Impero Ottomano. Nel 1831 iniziò una nuova missione in Asia Minore, Armenia, Kurdistan, raggiungendo Bokhara e quindi l' India e il Kashmere; nel 1835 riparti' per il Sinai, lo Yemen, l'India e da Bombay si imbarcò per gli Stati Uniti. Nel 1843 intraprese una nuova missione per Bokhara, su incarico dello "Stoddart and Conolly Committee", alla ricerca dei due ufficiali inglesi colà inviati (rispettivamente nel 1839 e 1841) e mai rientrati dall'Uzbekistan. Wolff scoprì che erano stati decapitati. L'opera di questo infaticabile viaggiatore è molto interessante per la conoscenza di questi paesi orientali e per lo studio della religione mussulmana. Esempl. ben conservato, con dedica autografa dell'A.

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        The World, on Mercator’s Projection

      London: James Wyld, Charing Cross East, 1846. . Map dimensions 64 x 94 cm, overall dimensions 67 x 98 cm. Folding map of the world with original outline colour. Dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen, edges trimmed with green cloth, folding into original textured cloth slipcase with publisher’s printed label to upper board and a further printed short title label to spine. Marbled paper to the folded end sections on the linen verso, publisher’s advertisement to another panel. Slight wear and fading to the spines of the slipcase, the map with a small blemish to the left edge of the map, else in very good condition. The map notably shows Texas as an independent state. The republic existed for 10 years between 1836 and 1846, after which time the U.S. government invaded the territory as part of its ongoing campaign against Mexico.

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        MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE

      1846. hardcover. <center><b>a <i>fine</i> copy of the very scarce English issue</b></center> Hawthorne, Nathaniel. MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE. In Two Parts. London: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. Original blind-stamped green cloth. 2 vols. <p>First Edition, first printings, English issue. During his 1842-1846 residence at the Old Manse in Concord, Hawthorne wrote these tales and sketches that generally reflect his continued analysis of the Puritan mind. Among them are historical pieces such as "Roger Malvin&#39;s Burial," satirical allegories such as "The Celestial Railroad," and tales of the supernatural such as "Young Goodman Brown," "Rappaccini&#39;s Daughter," "The Birthmark" and "The Artist of the Beautiful." In the year this was published, Hawthorne took a job as surveyor of the Port of Salem, where he wrote little but observed much; his next book did not appear for four years, but when it did it summed up the Puritan dilemma that had so long occupied his imagination -- THE SCARLET LETTER.</p> <p>This is a copy of the first printing (as identifiable by the many instances of type-batter that occurred by the second and third printings). As Clark notes, some copies of the first printing were shipped to England, where their New York title pages were replaced with London ones, and were bound in this blind-stamped green cloth. American copies were offered in two volumes bound in wrappers, as of 5 June 1846; these London copies were on the market by 15 July 1846; and leftover American copies were bound in cloth two-volumes-in-one beginning in October 1846. It is not known how many copies were exported to England, but it was most likely only 200 or so; in any event, this two-volumes-in-cloth is certainly the scarcest of the original formats, and constitutes the first hardbound appearance of this title.</p> <p>These volumes are in just-about FINE condition. As always with this shade of green, the spines are a little browned, but there is scarcely any wear (one bumoped corner), the endpapers are original and uncracked, and there is no foxing on the leaves. Hard to imagine another set in any better condition. Clark A15.1.a2; Blanck 7598.</p> FANTASY / SCIENCE FICTION / SUPERNATURAL (Sumner & Stillman Code:11986)

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        The Analysis Of The Hunting Field; Being A Series Of Sketches Of The Principal Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming A Slight Souvenir Of The Season, 1845-6

      Rudolph Ackermann London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1846. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green cloth with pictorial front cover in gilt, sharp and bright. Front cover design replicated on back cover in blind. Aeg. Near fine in custom cloth slipcase./No Dust Jacket. Alken, Henry. 326 pages. Six hand-colored plates by Alken, with additional pictorial vignette title, and forty-three illustrations on wood engraved by Cook. GORDON RAY p.36, said of Alken, "He worked in color aquatint in a style akin to that of Rowlandson and the early George Cruikshank, passing from the broader caricature in his early books to a more sober recording of the passing scene in his later." Moderate foxing to first few text leaves, light to moderate toning beyond, plates clean, four pages of adverts at rear.

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        THE CULTIVATION OF AMERICAN GRAPE VINES, AND MAKING OF WINE

      Brooklyn: A. Spooner & Co., 1846.. vi,[7]-96pp. Small octavo. Publisher&#39;s gilt cloth. Illustrations. Shallow spot of gnawing from fore-edge of upper board, and small scrape to lower edge of same, light foxing, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of this important work in the relatively early literature of American viticulture. Spooner was largely associated with Brooklyn and New York newspapers and printing concerns, but accomplished much as a local historian, serving as founding member of the Long Island Historical Society, to whom his large library was given. This practical guide emphasizes that region, particularly the cultivation of the Isabella grape, and collects reports from the press of successes in other areas. A second edition appeared in 1858. Although fairly well represented in institutions (OCLC locates 22 copies), this edition is uncommon in commerce. GABLER G40050.

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        The Pictorial History of England Being the History of the People, as Well as a History of the Kingdom. BC55 - 1820. Eight volume set [together with] Martineau&#39;s History of England in three volumes

      London: Charles Knight. G +: in good condition (plus) without dust jackets as issued. Sm. chip to gilt spine of one volume. Some edge-wear and rubbing to some volumes. occasional scattered foxing within. Marbled endpapers and edges. 1846. The Standard Edition. Half leather cover with tooled gilt spines and marbled boards. 887pp, 907pp, 911pp, 856pp, 688pp, 729pp, 774pp, 733pp, 390pp, ccccxpp, 721pp., :: B/w engraved plates and copious line drawings within the text :: 270mm x 200mm (11" x 8") :: Handsome edition. Published 1846 - 1850. Heavy set: shipping supplement may apply .

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        A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO, AS ORGANIZED AND DEFINED BY THE SEVERAL ACTS OF CONGRESS OF THAT REPUBLIC

      Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner, 1846.. Engraved map on banknote paper, with original hand-color. Sheet size: 23 x 28 1/2 inches. Very good. An important and rare map of Mexico, depicting Texas in its largest form, the "1846, second edition" of the celebrated Tanner map. The present map embraces all of modern Mexico and the southwestern United States of America, and prominently features the new state of Texas with its original extensive boundaries. H.S. Tanner, of Philadelphia, was one of the most esteemed American mapmakers of the first half of the 19th century. His 1822 MAP OF NORTH AMERICA was one of the most influential of the period. In 1825 he excerpted and enlarged the portion of the map pertaining to what was a newly independent Mexico, which then included the entire American southwest. Tanner&#39;s map effectively became the definitive source map for the region. It was brazenly copied in the White Gallaher & White map of 1828, which in turn directly inspired the famous Disturnell map of 1846, the "Treaty map" initially used to consider the redemarcation of the international border following the Mexican-American war. Walter Ristow noted that Tanner produced the first edition of the UNITED STATES OF MEXICO map in 1825, and furthermore cited that he "issued 10 variants of one or another of five states" of the map up to 1847. The present map is officially termed as the "1846, second edition," although it is actually the seventh variant of the map to be issued, according to Ristow&#39;s classification. It closely follows the "1832, second edition," even including the "April 2nd, 1832" copyright imprint in the lower right corner. At this time, interest in all matters relating to Mexico and Texas amongst the American public was at an all- time high, and it is thought that Tanner hastily prepared this edition in order to capitalize on the commercial opportunities. Tanner did not take the time to avail himself of the most recent geographical advances, and consequently this map is a fascinating cartographic hold-out during a time of unprecedented change. Texas is portrayed as an enormous Mexican state, although it had since 1832 seceded, and later joined the Union as an American state. Its massive territory extends far to the north and west of its modern limits, following the eastern band of the Rio Grande up to its headwaters, up into the "stovepipe" to a point touching the 42nd parallel. The geographical detailing of most of Texas is quite accurate, as Tanner was well apprised of Stephen F. Austin&#39;s surveys, a point underscored by his inclusion of "Austin&#39;s Colony" in east-central Texas. In an improvement to it antecedent, the western portion of the state owes its form to William Emory&#39;s map of 1844. The depiction of what is now modern Mexico is quite advanced, in light of Alexander von Humboldt&#39;s exhaustive charting of the country. At this time, Tanner elected not to include information from Charles Frémont&#39;s ground-breaking map of 1845, based on his own discoveries. The coastline of Alta California still maintains a mythical quality, void of most actual details such as San Francisco Bay, but is replete with imaginary details such as the Buenaventura, Los Mongos, Timpangos, and San Felipe rivers. The interior regions extending all the way into what is now Colorado are shown to be almost completely unknown. A curious prophetic detail is the demarcation of a boundary line between Alta and Baja California, although located to the south of the international border that was to be set in 1848. The map includes a detailed inset depicting the key travel route from the port of Veracruz to Mexico City, the same path taken by U.S. forces during their successful attack on the Mexican capital in 1847. In the spirit of the times, the map also includes two statistical tables, one of distances and the other of population and geographical details of individual states. Tanner, wishing to update this map, produced a "third edition" later that same year that evinced Frémont&#39;s discoveries. RISTOW, A LA CARTE, p.207. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI III, p.38.

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        A Map of the United States of Mexico, as organized and defined by the several acts of Congress of the Republic ... Second edition, 1846

      Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner, 1846. Copper-engraved map, on banknote paper, with original hand-colour. Good condition with some expert restoration to margins and old folds. 22 7/8 x 29 5/8 inches. An important and rare map of Mexico and the southwestern United States, depicting Texas in its largest form, the 1846 "Second edition" of the celebrated Tanner map. The present map embraces all of modern Mexico and the southwestern United States of America, and prominently features the new state of Texas with its original extensive boundaries. H.S. Tanner, of Philadelphia, was one of the most esteemed American mapmakers of the first half of the nineteenth-century. His 1822 Map of North America was one of the most influential of the period. In 1825, he excerpted and enlarged the portion of the map pertaining to what was a newly-independent Mexico, which then included the entire American southwest. Tanner&#39;s map effectively became the definitive source map for the region. It was brazenly copied in the White Gallaher & White map of 1828, which in turn directly inspired the famous Disturnell map of 1846, the "Treaty map" initially used to consider the redemarcation of the international border following the Mexican- American war. Walter Ristow noted that Tanner produced the first edition of the United States of Mexico map in 1825, and furthermore cited that he "issued 10 variants of one or another of five states" of the map up to 1847. The present map is officially termed as the "1846, second edition", although it is actually the seventh variant of the map to be issued, according to Ristow&#39;s classification. It closely follows the "1832, second edition," even including the "April 2nd, 1832" copyright imprint in the lower right corner. At this time, interest in all matters relating to Mexico and Texas amongst the American public was at an all-time high, and it is thought that Tanner hastily prepared this edition in order to capitalize on the commercial opportunities. Tanner did not take the time to avail himself of the most recent geographical advances, and consequently this map is a fascinating cartographic hold-out during a time of unprecedented change. Texas is portrayed as an enormous Mexican state, although it had since 1832 seceded, and later joined the Union as an American state. Its massive territory extends far to the north and west of its modern limits, following the eastern band of the Rio Grande up to its headwaters, up into the &#39;stovepipe&#39; to a point touching the 42nd parallel. The geographical detailing of most of Texas is quite accurate, as Tanner was well apprised of Stephen F. Austin&#39;s surveys, a point underscored by his inclusion of &#39;Austin&#39;s Colony&#39; in east-central Texas. In an improvement to it antecedent, the western portion of the state owes its form to William Emory&#39;s map of 1844. The depiction of what is now modern Mexico is quite advanced, in light of Alexander von Humboldt&#39;s exhaustive charting of the country. At this time, Tanner elected not to include information from Charles Frémont&#39;s ground-breaking map of 1845, based on his own discoveries. The coastline of Alta California still maintains a mythical quality, void of most actual details such as San Francisco Bay, but is replete with imaginary details such as the Buenaventura, Los Mongos, Timpangos and San Felipe Rivers. The interior regions extending all the way into what is now Colorado are shown to be almost completely unknown. A curious prophetic detail is the demarcation of a boundary line between Alta and Baja California, although located to the south of the international border that was to be set in 1848. The map includes a detailed inset depicting the key travel route from the port of Veracruz to Mexico City, the same path taken by U.S. forces during their successful attack on the Mexican capital in 1847. In the spirit of the times, the map also includes two statistical tables, one of distances and the other of population and geographical details of individual states. Tanner, wishing to update this map, produced a "third edition" later that same year that included Frémont&#39;s discoveries. Ristow A la Carte p.207; Wheat Mapping the Transmississippi West vol.III, p. 38

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        A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO, AS ORGANIZED AND DEFINED BY THE SEVERAL ACTS OF THE CONGRESS OF THAT REPUBLIC [caption title]

      New York: Henry S. Tanner, 1846.. Folding handcolored pocket map, 31 x 24 3/4 inches, tipped into original 12mo. cloth folder. Spine sunned. Contemporary ownership signatures on front free endpaper. Minor separations along folds and several other minor tears neatly repaired. Color remains quite bright. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. Third edition, second issue, after the first of 1825. Each of these editions and issues was revised, and this is generally considered the most important. The map shows all of Mexico and the majority of the American Southwest, with insets providing a "Table of Distances," a "Statistical Table," and a map of roads from Vera Cruz to Alvarado. Taken from his 1822 "Map of North America," Tanner&#39;s present effort would play a controversial role in the war with Mexico and conflicting claims to territory near San Diego, here placed soundly within the United States. In the first issue, the southern boundary of California was placed further south than either the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo or the Gadsden Purchase would allow. "The plate [in the present second issue] has been changed to follow Fremont in California, including the Great Basin. The southern boundary of California now extends from Pt. Moinfrains northeast to the mouth of the Gila, while the United States boundary with Sonora is still much too far south. New Mexico is still confined to a narrow strip between the Rio Grande and the mountains that form the continental divide, all east of there being Texas, which ends at the Arkansas River. North of that stream the map has been altered to show the Parks and South Pass" - Wheat. This is the first edition of the Tanner map to show the correct course of the Timpanogos and Buena Ventura rivers. An important installment in the controversial cartography of the American Southwest. Quite scarce. OCLC locates only eight copies. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI II, pp.89-90, no. 364; III, p.38, no. 529. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG, pp.276-77. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.409 (another ed). STREETER SALE 3824. RUMSEY 2822. OCLC 21842347.

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        A Map of the United States of Mexico, as organized and defined by the several acts of Congress of the Republic ... Second edition, 1846

      Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner, 1846. Copper-engraved map, on banknote paper, with original hand-colour. Good condition with some expert restoration to margins and old folds. 22 7/8 x 29 5/8 inches. An important and rare map of Mexico and the southwestern United States, depicting Texas in its largest form, the 1846 "Second edition" of the celebrated Tanner map. The present map embraces all of modern Mexico and the southwestern United States of America, and prominently features the new state of Texas with its original extensive boundaries. H.S. Tanner, of Philadelphia, was one of the most esteemed American mapmakers of the first half of the nineteenth-century. His 1822 Map of North America was one of the most influential of the period. In 1825, he excerpted and enlarged the portion of the map pertaining to what was a newly-independent Mexico, which then included the entire American southwest. Tanner's map effectively became the definitive source map for the region. It was brazenly copied in the White Gallaher & White map of 1828, which in turn directly inspired the famous Disturnell map of 1846, the "Treaty map" initially used to consider the redemarcation of the international border following the Mexican- American war.Walter Ristow noted that Tanner produced the first edition of the United States of Mexico map in 1825, and furthermore cited that he "issued 10 variants of one or another of five states" of the map up to 1847. The present map is officially termed as the "1846, second edition", although it is actually the seventh variant of the map to be issued, according to Ristow's classification. It closely follows the "1832, second edition," even including the "April 2nd, 1832" copyright imprint in the lower right corner. At this time, interest in all matters relating to Mexico and Texas amongst the American public was at an all-time high, and it is thought that Tanner hastily prepared this edition in order to capitalize on the commercial opportunities. Tanner did not take the time to avail himself of the most recent geographical advances, and consequently this map is a fascinating cartographic hold-out during a time of unprecedented change.Texas is portrayed as an enormous Mexican state, although it had since 1832 seceded, and later joined the Union as an American state. Its massive territory extends far to the north and west of its modern limits, following the eastern band of the Rio Grande up to its headwaters, up into the 'stovepipe' to a point touching the 42nd parallel. The geographical detailing of most of Texas is quite accurate, as Tanner was well apprised of Stephen F. Austin's surveys, a point underscored by his inclusion of 'Austin's Colony' in east-central Texas. In an improvement to it antecedent, the western portion of the state owes its form to William Emory's map of 1844. The depiction of what is now modern Mexico is quite advanced, in light of Alexander von Humboldt's exhaustive charting of the country.At this time, Tanner elected not to include information from Charles Frémont's ground-breaking map of 1845, based on his own discoveries. The coastline of Alta California still maintains a mythical quality, void of most actual details such as San Francisco Bay, but is replete with imaginary details such as the Buenaventura, Los Mongos, Timpangos and San Felipe Rivers. The interior regions extending all the way into what is now Colorado are shown to be almost completely unknown. A curious prophetic detail is the demarcation of a boundary line between Alta and Baja California, although located to the south of the international border that was to be set in 1848. The map includes a detailed inset depicting the key travel route from the port of Veracruz to Mexico City, the same path taken by U.S. forces during their successful attack on the Mexican capital in 1847. In the spirit of the times, the map also includes two statistical tables, one of distances and the other of population and geographical details of individual states. Tanner, wishing to update this map, produced a "third edition" later that same year that included Frémont's discoveries. Ristow A la Carte p.207; Wheat Mapping the Transmississippi West vol.III, p. 38

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        Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds, accompanied with descriptions of the eggs, nests, etc., 2 volumes, complete

      London: John Van Voorst, 1846. Second edition. Small bump to outer front corner of volume 2, a few small cracks to the leather on the spines, text and plates are bright and clean; a tight, very good copy.. Pp. xvi, 470, 138 full page hand-colored plates of eggs. Original full dark green morocco leather, spine with five raised bands with two compartments gilt-lettered with the author and title, and four compartments with elaborate gilt decorations, front and rear covers blind-stamped with hexangular patterning, gray endpapers, 8vo. Armorial bookplate of Charles F. Roth along with his name bookplate. The fine color plates are quite attractive.

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        Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds... (2 Vols complete)

      PAternoster Row, London: John van Voorst, 1846 Accompanied with descriptions of the eggs, nests, etc. In contemporary tan calf, gilt lines to edges, light wear to edges. Spine has raised bands, blind tooling, title in gilt to recent red leather labels, some wear to joints and light wear to edges. Internally, both volumes have grey end pages, bookplate of George Becher Blomfield, Canon of Chester from 1827-1885 to fep, very light foxing to blanks, both volumes have the half titles, text block edges marbled. Volume 1, (xvi), 223p, has the errata sheet. Volume 2, 470p. Complete with all the 137 coloured plates. (Sitwell p 107). A lovely set. (The second edition was printed in 1856 and there are 25 copies held by libraries worldwide - OCLC86009075)

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        Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds, accompanied with Descriptions of the Eggs, Nests, etc. Vol. I-II.

      1st edition. Complete with 138 handcoloured plates. London, John van Voorst, 1846. Contemporary (original?) dark green cloth bindings with some signs of wear, a little rubbed and bumbed, new endpapers. XVI + 470 pages + plates + errata slip to plate 25. Previous owner's name. Slightly foxed. Generally primitively sewn (repaired?) leaving some wear to pages and plates at the spine - not affecting text or illustrations at all. Three pages and one plate with slight off setting after scraps. Very small traces after some numeral notations in pencil to some plates.. Nissen IV B 42

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        Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds... (2 Vols complete)

      PAternoster Row, London: John van Voorst, 1846 Accompanied with descriptions of the eggs, nests, etc. In contemporary tan calf, gilt lines to edges, light wear to edges. Spine has raised bands, blind tooling, title in gilt to recent red leather labels, some wear to joints and light wear to edges. Internally, both volumes have grey end pages, bookplate of George Becher Blomfield, Canon of Chester from 1827-1885 to fep, very light foxing to blanks, both volumes have the half titles, text block edges marbled. Volume 1, (xvi), 223p, has the errata sheet. Volume 2, 470p. Complete with all the 137 coloured plates. (Sitwell p 107). A lovely set. (The second edition was printed in 1856 and there are 25 copies held by libraries worldwide - OCLC86009075)

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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. Original printed wrappers. Affixed to the bottom portion of the front wrappers is a printed slip for the Paris publisher, Jules Renouard, who apparently acquired part of the edition. . Large octavo. Wrappers partially browned, spine split in several places, but a very good copy, in its original state, in a full morocco clamshell slipcase. Quetelet (1796-1874) was a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist. He founded and directed the Brussels Observatory. He became interested in the ?young science of probability and statistics as an astronomer to explain measurement errors, but became one of the first to see its applications to the social sciences. He understood the complexities of social phenomena and became interested in using what he called "social physics" as a tool to explain crime rates, marital rates, suicide rates, etc. In 1835, he published Sur l'homme et le développement des ses faculties, essai d'une physique sociale, which made him famous throughout Europe. These letters to the Grand Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha are an important sequel to that work. Cajori calls them "Quetelet's best researches on the application of probability to the physical and social sciences" and notes: "He laid emphasis on the 'law of large numbers,' which was advanced also by the Frenchman S.D. Poisson and discussed by the German W. Lexis (1877), the Scandinavians H. Westergaard and Carl Charlier, and the Russian Pafnuti Liwowich Chebichev (1821-1894) of the University of Petrograd." Quetelet's work was enormously influential to Francis Galton, who expanded upon it in Hereditary Genius.

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        Illuminated Illustrations of the Bible. Copied from select Mss of the Middle Ages

      London: William Smith, 1846 First edition. Contemporary quarter burgundy morocco over marbled boards,ornate gilt-panelled spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. . Large octavo. [10] pp. introductory material, and thirty-nine fine chromolithographic plates, heightened in gold, each with a leaf of descriptive text. Chromolithographic title-page, plus printed title in black and red. Slight foxing to some page edges, otherwise a fine, clean copy. Chromolithography quickly established itself as a medium suitable for the reproduction of medieval manuscripts in antiquarian publications of the sort popular in the nineteenth century…The opaque, flat tones of the style of chromolithography which prevailed were ideal for the uniformly bright, clearly-defined areas of color typical of early manuscripts. The modulated tones which Boys had struggled to achieve were not necessary for this sort of publication" (Friedman, Color Printing in England 1486-1870, 138).

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        Egypt & Nubia, from Drawings Made on the Spot &#133;

      London: F. G. Moon, , 1846&#150;49. With Historical Descriptions by William Brockedon, F.R.S. Lithographed by Louis Haghe. 3 volumes, large folio (595 × 430 mm). Contemporary blue hard-grain half morocco on matching pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to spines, spines gilt in compartments of triple fillets with fleur-de-lys corner-pieces, double rules at corner and spine edges, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. 124 tinted lithographed plates, 3 vignette-titles and 121 plates, in the scarcest form, with original hand-colour, cut to the edge of the image and mounted on card in imitation of water-colours, as issued, mounted on guards throughout. Bindings with some skilful restoration at headcaps and joints, boards a touch rubbed and with some slight bubbling, but presenting very handsomely; light foxing and slight rippling to some of the plates, occasional light foxing to text leaves, occasional thumb-soiling and a few tiny tears to the edges of the mounts, a few guard sheets splitting at the gutter; overall an excellent set, a contemporary binding with minimal repair, the images clean and the delicate hand-colouring vivid and fresh. First edition in the preferred deluxe coloured format of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing the completion of a project begun in 1842, but a discrete work in its own right, Egypt and Nubia was published in three formats between 1846 and 1849, with the deluxe coloured-and-mounted format offered at triple the price of the simplest format. David Roberts, RA (1796&#150;1864), enjoyed a wide popularity in his day for his European views, but it is on the outstanding success of this project that the modern appreciation of his work is based. In August 1838 he arrived in Alexandria to start a carefully planned enterprise. It is claimed that he was the first European to have unlimited access to the mosques in Cairo, under the proviso that he did not commit desecration by using brushes made from hog&#39;s bristle. Leaving Cairo, he sailed up the Nile to record the monuments represented in the Egypt & Nubia division of the work, travelling as far as Wadi Halfa and the Second Cataract. At the time of publication it was these views that excited the most widespread enthusiasm. Roberts had already discussed publication of the views with Finden before leaving for the Near East, but on his return both Finden and Murray, who was also approached, baulked at the risks involved in a publication of the size and grandeur envisaged. However, Francis Graham Moon - "a self-made man from a modest background" (ODNB) who had attracted the attention of the Queen and ventured to represent himself as &#39;Publisher in Ordinary to her Majesty&#39; - accepted the challenge, and persuaded Louis Haghe to lithograph Roberts&#39;s drawings. Roberts acknowledged that Haghe&#39;s work was hardly less important than his own, complimenting his "masterly vigour and boldness." The burdensome demands of the task may have even prompted Haghe&#39;s early retirement as a lithographer. The Reverend George Croly (1780&#150;1860), poet and well-known contributor to Blackwood&#39;s and The Literary Gazette, was engaged to edit the text from Roberts&#39;s journal. This was "undoubtedly the most costly and lavish, and potentially risky, publishing enterprise that Moon had ever undertaken. Investing £50,000 in the project&#133;" As a promotional tool, an exhibition of the original drawings was opened in London in 1840 and subsequently toured the country, creating a considerable stir and drawing praise from Ruskin who described them as "faithful and laborious beyond any outlines from nature I have ever seen." The exhibition catalogue also served as a prospectus for the projected work, and was apparently very successful in bringing forward subscribers, without whom any work of this size would have been doomed. The work was subsequently published in a variety of smaller formats. In a dramatic gesture, the lithographic stones for the original large format work were broken at an auction of the remaining plates in December 1853 so that the originals could never be reproduced. Widely recognised at the ultimate expression of tinted lithography, an artistic and commercial triumph, Roberts&#39;s Egypt & Nubia was the result of uniquely fortuitous collaboration between artist, publisher and engraver. This - a wonderful copy, in the preferred state, in a splendid contemporary binding - fully embodies the continuing impact of the project.

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        NARRATIVE OF A FOUR MONTHS&#39; RESIDENCE AMONG THE NATIVES OF A VALLEY OF THE MARQUESAS ISLANDS or, A Peep At Polynesian Life

      London: John Murray, 1846 First Edition of Melville&#39;s first book, preceding the American edition of the same year, which appeared a month later under its more familiar title, TYPEE. This London edition was set directly from Melville&#39;s manuscript. The New York, Wiley & Putnam US edition was set from proof sheets of the Murray edition. The bibliography of the Murray edition of 4048 copies is complex [2,500 in wrappers, priced half a crown, & five shillings for cloth], as noted in BAL with various issue point attending & no satisfactory publication sequence yet established. 8vo, xvi, (xvii-xviii), 285. This copy is the BAL First Edition, Second Issue, bound in contemporary half tree calf, gilt over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, the spine neatly laid down, with map on p.xviii; bound without catalogue & with &#39;Pomare&#39; for &#39;Pomarea&#39;, p.19, line 1: originally released as vol. XV in Murray&#39;s Home and Colonial Library series. BAL 13652. &#39;Melville was the first author of genius to use the South Seas as material and most of those who followed say the region through his eyes and adopted his patterns&#39; Day 51 [Pacific Islands Literature, 100 Basic Books]. A very good copy.. 1st Edition.

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        DOMBEY AND SON

      1846. hardcover. <center><b>a rare first American edition in the original monthly parts</b></center> Dickens, Charles. DEALINGS WITH THE FIRM OF DOMBEY AND SON, Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne [(beginning with the 6th part:) With Illustrations, engraved on Wood by J. W. Orr, from designs by H. K. Browne]. New York: Wiley and Putnam [(beginning with the 18th part:) John Wiley], 1846 [1st through 3rd part] /-7 [4th through 16th part] /-8 [17th through 19/20th part]. Twenty monthly parts in nineteen, in the original brownish-grey wrappers printed in black. 20 parts in 19. <p>First American Edition in the original parts. The English parts ran from October 1846 through April 1848, and each Wiley & Putnam part was issued immediately after its English counterpart. As Wilkins observes, "At the bottom of the first page of each number was printed &#39;The Illustrations for this Number will be given with the Next,&#39; the text probably being set in type as soon as the English number was received and printed at once without waiting for the engraving of the plates for that number, so that the plates were always one number behind the text. The Phiz plates were redrawn and engraved on wood by J. W. Orr, and it is remarkable how closely the spirit of the original etchings was reproduced in wood engravings." The Wiley & Putnam parts contain a total of 36 plates (two in each part except for the first); not included were the four plates that accompanied the English 19/20th part, because of the one-month lag in reproducing the engravings . Part I includes a title page, and the final part includes the other preliminaries necessary to facilitate the binding of the parts into two volumes (38 plates are listed in these preliminary leaves: the final two were later available upon application to the publisher).</p> <p>Two other American publishers also issued DOMBEY in parts. Bradbury & Guild of Boston issued a very similar set of parts, likewise with 36 plates running a month behind, in wrappers that were exact facsimiles of the English ones. Priority between this issue and the Wiley & Putnam one is unknown, as it probably was measured in hours, not days. Lea & Blanchard also issued parts, but not as quickly: they waited for plates to be engraved, so that all 40 could be included (they advertised it as "the only edition which presents the plates accompanying the text to which they refer."</p> <p>Overall condition is very good. The only significant defect is that the final (19/20th) part is lacking its wrappers. Otherwise, flaws are limited to minor wear (chiefly to spines) and soil. The rarity of American Dickens in parts can hardly be over-emphasized; this is only the third set on the market that we have heard of over the past two decades. It is no exaggeration that one encounters hundreds of English sets in parts for every single American set of parts. Housed in a cloth slipcase. Podeschi (Yale) A104; Wilkins p. 25.</p> (Sumner & Stillman Code:11241)

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        Topographical map of the road from Missouri to Oregon, commencing at the mouth of the Kansas in the Missouri River and ending at the mouth of the Wallah Wallah in the Columbia, in VII sections : from the field notes and journal of Capt. J.C. Fremont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss ; compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846, by order of the Senate of the United States

      Baltimore:: E. Weber & Co. Lithographer,. 1846.. First issue of the first map "to show the Oregon Trail accurately with great detail" (Rumsey); "An extraordinary map by a master cartographer" (Graff). "Used by many of the overland trail parties, and published only three years before the gold rush, it was based on the 1,670 mile journey of 1842-3 lead by John Charles Fremont, from the Missouri to the Columbia Rivers, by the cartographer Charles Preuss. "This valuable overland guide map must not be confused with those found in Fremont&#146;s reports. Preuss was topographer on the &#147;Pathfinder&#146;s&#148; first Fremont expedition and herein records the daily stopping places with notes on the country, water, wood, game, Indians, and other subjects of interest or reasons for caution along the way. Each of the seven map-sections has its own separate title together with observations and extracts from Fremont&#146;s Report relevant to the portion of the route depicted." One of the observations pertains to the Great Salt Lake: "one of the wonders of nature, and perhaps without a rival in the world". There was a second issue of this map, contained in the 1849 Rockwell report. This is the original 1846 separate issue, with the lithographer&#39;s imprint (E. Weber & Co., Baltimore) present, sheets III and VI properly numbered, etc. The maps follow the following route - Section I: Kansas; Section II, Nebraska; Section VI (i.e. Section III) Nebraska & Wyoming; Section IV Wyoming & Idaho; Section V Wyoming & Idaho; Section III (i.e. Section VI): Idaho; Section VII: Idaho, Oregon & Washington. Seven uncolored lithographed sheets bound together at the right margin. The sheets are bright and clean, in remarkably good condition with two old folds, one horizontal & one vertical. With a light water mark at the bottom right hinge, only lightly affecting a couple of images. At some stage, a diagonal slit traversing the verso of the first three sheets has been expertly repaired with Japanese tissue paper, so well done that it is barely detectable on the front. The fourth sheet has an "L" shaped repair from the left margin to the center fold. A couple of small hole repairs to verso of last sheet; some intermittent light water stains at the horizontal fold. All faults mentioned do not detract from this highly desirable, very nice copy. 26 3/8 x 16 ", bound on the right margin with green paper, as issued. Wheat 523, Rumsey 2773.001-.007, Streeter Sale 3100, Wagner-Camp 115, note.

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        1. Typee or, A Narrative of Four Month&#39;s Residence Among the Natives of a Valley of The Marquesas Islands; or, A Peep at Polynesian Life. 2. Omoo : A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas; A Sequel to Typee; or The Marquesas Islanders [Two Volumes]

      Published by John Murray, London Typee : First edition, second issue 1846. Omoo : 1849 reprinted edition. TYPEE : First edition, second issue of author&#39;s first book, without the terminal catalogue and with p. 19 line 1 reading &#39;Pomare&#39;. With map on p. [xvii]. 8vo. xvi, ii, 285 [pp]. OMOO : 1849 reprinted edition. 8vo. xiii, 321 [pp]. In 1841 Melville sailed to the Pacific on board the &#39;Acushnet&#39;, which gave him much of the material for &#39;Moby Dick&#39;. He deserted the ship when it reached the Marquesas Islands., was captured by cannibals, with whom he lived with for four months, and wrote about them eventually in &#39;Typee&#39;. Escaping in an Australian whaler, the &#39;Lucy Ann&#39;, he was put ashore at Tahiti as one of the mutinous crew and later made the Society Islands the subject of his second book, &#39;Omoo&#39;. Recently rebound pair are in matching 1/4 green calf, raised ribs on spine, matching green marble paper covered boards, burgundy and gilt title labels, yellow end papers. Name to head of both title pages. Typee is 5 mm taller and wider than Omoo. A VG condition bright pair, nicely bound with slight age darkening to page edges and with the odd blemish to a couple of pages. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        PICTURES From ITALY

      London:: Published for the Author by Bradbury & Evans,. 1846.. Sm 8vo. 1st edition, Second issue (Smith II, 7). 270, [2] pp. 2 pages of adverts @ rear.. Original blue diaper cloth with gilt stamped spine lettering (primary binding).. Square & tight. Bright gilt. Spine lightly sunned. Front hinge. paper starting at top. Withal, an attractive VG+ copy.. Illustrations by Samuel Palmer.

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        PICTURES FROM ITALY

      1846. hardcover. <center><b>a fine, bright copy</b></center> Dickens, Charles. PICTURES FROM ITALY. With Vignette Illustrations on Wood by Samuel Palmer. London: Published for the Author by Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 2 pp undated preliminary ads plus 2 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth. <p>First Edition of Dickens&#39;s account of his 1844 tour of Italy.</p> <p><?ms_indent>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]</?ms_indent></p> <p>Smith cites bindings both of fine-diaper cloth and of horizontally-ribbed cloth (no priority -- see his Note 3); there are also copies in vertically-ribbed cloth -- and this is such a copy. Condition is remarkably fine and bright -- essentially no wear other than a mildly-bumpred fore-corner, the original endpapers present and uncracked, no foxing on the leaves within. PICTURES FROM ITALY is not a particularly scarce book, but fine copies such as this have become quite scarce. Smith II pp 44-58. Housed in a full morocco clamshell case.</p> NONFICTION (Sumner & Stillman Code:12041)

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        PICTURES From ITALY

      London:: Published for the Author by Bradbury & Evans,. 1846.. Sm 8vo. 1st edition, Second issue (Smith II, 7). 270, [2] pp. 2 pages of adverts @ rear.. Original blue diaper cloth with gilt stamped spine lettering (primary binding).. Square & tight. Bright gilt. Spine lightly sunned. Front hinge. paper starting at top. Withal, an attractive VG+ copy.. Illustrations by Samuel Palmer.

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