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        Early History Of Western Pennsylvania And Of The West, And Of Western Expeditions And Campaigns From Mdccliv To Mdcccxxxiii. By A Gentleman Of The Bar: With an appendix containing besides copious extracts from important

      Pennsylvania, Daniel W. Kauffman, 1846. First Edition. Illustrated by several drawings. Professionally rebound in brown cloth with brown leather spine label stamped in gilt. The text block is complete with two maps. One map is taped on the back. Gift inscription in ink on the front free endpaper. Foxed throughout, otherwise very good condition. Howes R505. Hard Cover

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Reineke Fuchs

      J. G. Cotta, Stuttgart and Tubingen, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Wilhelm von Kaulbach. Original full red morocco, gilk\t and stamped, moire endpapers, inner hinges reinforced with cloth tape apparently as a precaution. A bit of wear at hinges and ends, but still a very attractive binding. Light occasional foxing, much cleaner than usual internally. With the suggestive plate at page 42 of the fox under the monk's habit that was later suppressed. A lovely copy of the first Kaulbach edition. Size: Folio. Illustrator: Wilhelm von Kaulbach. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043062. .

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        German Fairy Tales and Popular Stories as Told By Gammer Grethel , Translated from the Collection of MM Grimm , by Edgar Taylor. With Illustrations from Designs By George Cruikshank and Ludwig Grimm.

      London: Joseph Cundall., 1846.. Illustrated by George Cruikshank and Ludwig Grimm.. 1st. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Large 12mo, original blind and gilt stamped salmon-coloured cloth, carefully re-backed using the original spine, and with new endpapers, a.e.g. Black& white engraved portrait frontis., red and black lettering to title-page, xii, 350pp. (incl. notes), 12 chapters, each with a vignette title-page, further illustrations throughout the text. Very good, clean and bright internally - a lovely copy

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        Efterretninger om Røraas Kobberverk og Præstegjeld, udgivne med Tillæg af John Aas.

      Christiania 1846. (Paa Udgiverens Forlag I Commission i P. T. Mallings Forlags-Boghandling). 8vo. XXX,338 s. Samt. skinnbd. Innbindingen litt slitt. Noen blader gulplettet. Navn på forsats og tittelbl. Ex libris på forsatsbl.. Sjelden

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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's History of England in three volumes

      London Charles Knight 1846. 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 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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        Early History Of Western Pennsylvania And Of The West, And Of Western Expeditions And Campaigns From Mdccliv To Mdcccxxxiii. By A Gentleman Of The Bar: With an appendix containing besides copious extracts from important

      First Edition. Illustrated by several drawings. Professionally rebound in brown cloth with brown leather spine label stamped in gilt. The text block is complete with two maps. One map is taped on the back. Gift inscription in ink on the front free endpaper. Foxed throughout, otherwise very good condition. Howes R505. Hard Cover

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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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        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.

      xiii, 580, 12 pp. 8vo. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind, gilt title and ship vignette on spine. First edition. 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. Sabin 8658. Howes B877. Hill 197 (London ed.). Ferguson 4243. Forster 11. 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. 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.

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        Sammelband mit 3 Ansichtenwerken: I: Beta (d.i. Johann Heinrich Bettziech): Berlin und Potsdam. Ihre Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft. - II: Biernatzki, H.: Schleswig-Holstein. - III: Löser, Rudolf: Die freien und Hansestädte Hamburg und Lübeck.

      4°. 85 S., 71 S., 69 S. Mt je 24 Stahlstichansichten von J. Poppel und M. Kurz. Schöner dunkelblauer Halblederband der Zeit mit reicher spätromantischer Rückenvergoldung. 3 Werke in 1 Band. "Gallerie Europäischer Städte Bd. IV-VI." - Kanten etwas berieben. Gutes Exemplar mit sauberem Textteil und verhältnismässig wenigen Stockflecken im immer stockfleckengeplagten Tafelteil. Bei I und II fehlt jeweils der Reihentitel. - Dekorativ gebunden.

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        Route Across the Rocky Mountains, with a description of Oregon and California: their geographical features, their resources, soil, climate, productions

      Lafayette, In.: John B. Semans, printer, 1846. Octavo. 152pp. (Scattered spotting). Original half cloth and plain paper boards (covers rubbed, spine label damaged), cloth chemise, half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. A very rare key overland guide, in very good original condition. One of the earliest and rarest of overland guide books to the Oregon Trail, chronologically the second such guide, preceded only by the Hastings guide of 1845. The authors went overland to Oregon in 1843. Winter went to California the following year, then returned to Indiana, where he arranged to publish this guidebook in time for the 1846 emigrant season. The guide provides a detailed account of the 1843 trip, a long description of Oregon, Winter's route to California, the Bear Flag movement, gold at Santa Barbara, and of northern California. The return route from California is also described, and there is a table of distances in the rear. Winter eventually settled in the Napa-Sonoma area. This is the issue with corrected text on pages 26 and 36. A rarity, afforded a "d" by Howes, who calls it "one of the greatest of early overland narratives." A key guide and important work of Western Americana. Cowan I, p.315; Graff 2221; Howes J142, "d."; Sabin 36260; Streeter Sale 3145; Wagner-Camp 122.

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      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1846.. First Edition, second issue. Green hardback cloth cover. 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. iv, 165pp :: 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5")

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        Historisch-Geographischer HAND-ATLAS zur Geschichte der Staaten Europa's vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis auf die Neueste Zeit. Drei und Siebzig colorirte Karten

      Gotha., Justus Perthes., 1846. 37 x 44 cms, oblong. 73 handcoloured maps. Minimal spots, minimal tear in margin at 2 maps. Contemp. boards. some wear at edges. Guilded spine. without the text; erläuternde Vorbemerkungen

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        A Rare, extensive collection of over 250 mid-19th century original General Orders of Great Britain's Board of Customs, each dated and numbered, signed and initialed (usually by several individuals), with frequent manuscript notations and emendations

      A day-to-day view of Great Britain's international commercial affairs during a three year period of its "imperial century", with orders issued by the Board itself, the Treasury Chambers, the Privy Council, and the Queen herself at several palaces. Contemporary 1/2 vellum, the front board detached, each order with a hole towards its top as if initially spiked, else a good usable volume. Board of Customs, London, 1846-48.

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        Ueber die Isolirung der Sinne, als Basis eines neuen Systems der Isolirung der Strafgefangenen

      Weimar, Verlag des Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs 1846.. 4to, 24 p., 5 lithographed plates, original wrappers, in later card covers. Froriep was a respected doctor in Weimar, a correspondent of Goethe in earlier years, and author of a much used and reprinted medical textbook. This excursion into prison reform is eccentric, and seems to have dropped like a stone: we locate just 4 copies - BL, Berkeley, and two in Germany (the copy at the Anna Amalia library in Weimar itself was lost in the 2004 fire). Froriep analyses the "Philadelphia system", and practices in Auburn, where prison reform took the form of keeping prisoners in solitary confinement in order to avoid their further mutual moral corruption. The Philadelphia system required separate cells: Froriep's scheme was far more economical: to isolate the prisoners' senses, by means of masks etc. The five plates give a good idea of this, shall we say inhumane?, proposal.

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        Storia d'Algeri dal primo stabilimento de Cartaginesi fino alle ultime guerre combattutevi ai giorni nostri dalle armi de Francia, con una introduzione si i diversi sistemi de colonizzazione che precessero il conquisto francese.

      Volgarizzamento del sig. dottore Anicio Bonucci. 1-2. Florence, Giuseppe Celli, 1846-47. 8vo. 628 pp.+ 33 hand coloured lithogr. plates; 649,+ (2) pp.+ 46 hand coloured lithogr. plates. Foxing and some spotting. Worn contemporary half calf, spine gilt. Two volumes, two of the plates in part two loose. The half titles are "Storia d'Algerie antica e moderna". With 79 out of 80 coloured plates, two are wrongly bound in part two instead of part one. An Italian translation of the French original from 1843

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        South Australia and its mines, with an historical sketch of the colony, under its several administrations, to the period of Captain Grey's departure

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1846.. 8vo. [ii], x, 361pp, with two leaves of publisher's advertisements bound in at beginning, four at end and one tipped in following page x, frontis with guard, 4 further plates, text illustrations and tables, engraved map, multi-folding part-coloured map in front pocket. Original blind-stamped brown grained-cloth gilt, yellow endpapers, uncut. Scattered light staining to cloth including 'ring' to front board. From the Gladstone library at Fasque with bookplate. Ferguson 4267, Abbey Travel 578, Goldsmiths 36439, Kress C.6827. With the 8pp Boone's catalogue at rear (as in Ferguson).

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

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

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      1846. hardcover. 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. First Edition of Dickens's account of his 1844 tour of Italy. His description of the coaching trips which took him from place to place for five months is full of wonderful observations of his fellow-men... His account of a public execution in Rome is remarkable -- his emotional reaction is held firmly in control but revulsion at the whole proceeding is implicit in every line. [CGEL] 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. This copy is in horizontally-ribbed cloth, and is in near-fine condition (volume slightly aslant, front endpaper slightly cracked, one small front-cover spot). PICTURES FROM ITALY used to be rather common, but attractive copies such as this are becoming increasingly scarce. Smith II pp 44-58.NONFICTION (Sumner & Stillman Code:11810)

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        Reise nach dem skandinavischen Norden und der Insel Island im Jahre 1845.

      Mit einer Karte der Südwest-Küste der Insel Island. 1-2. Pesth [Budapest], Gustav Heckenast, 1846. 8vo. (8),+ 215 pp.+ fold. map; (4),+ 263,+ (1) pp. Foxing and spotting throughout. Publ. dec. cloth. Two volumes. Library stamps from Fürstlich Oettingen-Wallerstein'sche Bibliothek in Seyfriedsberg. Bring 709. Schiötz 801a. Fiske p. 469. Den ovanliga första upplagan av Ida Pfeiffers resa från Wien via Köpenhamn till Island, och tillbaka genom Norge, Sverige och Tyskland. En andra upplaga utkom 1855 och en engelsk översättning 1852. Ida Peiffer (1797-1828) var dotter till industrimannen J. Reyer i Wien. Hon skildar i andra delen resan i Sverige, med Stockholm, Gripsholm, Uppsala och Dannemora, och Norge med Kristiania (Oslo), Drammen, Kongsberg, Rjukanfossen och Kristianiafjorden, samt ett besök i Charlottenburg i Berlin och Potsdam

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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. With numerous illustrations by H. Alken.

      London: Rudolph Ackermann 1846.. First edition, second issue, large 8vo, (x), 326, (4 advertisement) pp. 7 fine hand coloured engravings, including the second title, plus 43 wood engravings in the text, original cloth upper cover and spine bound in at the end, later bookplate. Finely bound by Morrell in later maroon half morocco, gilt spine with raised bands and emblems of horse and foxes, t.e.g., some very slight wear to the edges otherwise a handsome copy. Tooley 470.

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        Les Souverains de l'Europe

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

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        Die malerischen und romantischen Donauländer

      Leipzig, Wigand (1846).. Mit 59 (von 60) Stahlstichtafeln. 480 S. Roter Maroquin d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg.

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      En vente au Bureau du Charivari, 16, rue du Croissant et au Bureau du Journal pour Rire, 20, rue Bergère. 2e Série. Paris: Le Charivari, (1846). 33,5X25,5 cm. Publisher's printed soft cover. 20 black and white lithographs with french text. Cover with traces of use, but all 30 lithographs in good condition

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

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

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        Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches

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

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        The Baron`s Yule Feast: A Christmas-Rhyme

      London, Jeremiah How 1846.. Mit illustr. Titel. 3 Bll., 123 S., 12 S. Vlgs.-Werbung. - II. ders.: Eight letters to the young men of the working-classes. London, Watson 1855. 48 S. HLdr. d. Zt.

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

      New York: J. K. Wellman, 1846. Vol I, 1846: 352 pages with 49 plates, 47 of which are hand-colored. Vol II: 384 pages with 48 hand-colored plates. Rebound in 1981 with quarter leather with marbled boards. Clean with very light occasional foxing. Vol I is listed in Bennet (p. 83), but there is no mention of Vol II. Very attractive botanical plates. . Quarter Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        A Treatise on the Motive Powers which Produce the Circulation of the Blood

      New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846 First edition. Contemporary green blindstamped cloth with spine lettering in gilt. Octavo. Woodcuts in text, one full-page. Spine darkened, covers with a few light stains. Intermittent light stains at lower margin, especially in first part of text. Light foxing. Contemporary ownership signature on title-page. Still, quite a good, tight copy. Emma Willard (1787-1870) was an educational reformer who opened the Troy Female Seminary in 1814 as the first school in the United States to offer higher education for women. She also earned her living by writing, producing a number of textbooks and books on history and geography, including The Woodbridge and Willard Geographies and Atlases (1823), and History of the United States, or Republic of America (1828). She was a strong advocate of science education for women, and this is her primary scientific publication, though her sister, Almira H. Lincoln Phelps (1793-1884), the school's vice-principal, wrote several others (Lectures on Botany, 1829, Familiar Lectures on Natural Philosophy, 1837; Familiar Lectures on Chemistry, 1838). The present work presents an ill-founded, but interestingly argued, theory supported by original experiments of a caloric action to the circulation of blood in which the seat of power is the lungs rather than the heart. Nonetheless, it is important as an early work by an American woman in the sciences, which helped pave the way for other scientific writings by women.

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      Smith Elder and Co 1846 [1848].. In usual second state with Smith Elder Title page. Standard publisher's cloth (as described by Walter E Smith) Olive green vertically ribbed cloth with blind decorated borders and Lyre design. Light yellow end papers. 1 p advert preceeding title page, Smith Elder title page. 2p contents. Text pp. 165. Bound without errata but with 16pp earliest state adverts ( May 1848). Cloth in overall good condition. Light spine fade, but not as much as usual. Small split to top back hinge, slight rubbing and minor bend to board edges. A couple of small fade areas to back board, slight board marking.. Internally tight and good copy. The first issue of the poems, under the Aylott and Jones imprint allegedly sold, or gave away only 39 copies of a thousand produced. The presence of the preliminary advert and the earliest advert sheets at the back of this copy point to this being an early state. Smith Elder had only sold 279 copies by 1853. By 1855 they had sold a further 126 copies. There was a binding up of 450 in 1857 to coincide with the publication of Gaskell's Life of Bronte. Although one can never be totally sure copies with later dates on inscriptions or later adverts probably point to a later binding up of stock, this copy with the 1848 adverts suggests one of the first 279 copies sold by Smith Elder, and as these issue can also display two later catalogues of 1849 and 1850, this suggests earlier in the run rather than later. Jpeg images available on request

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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 Ë™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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        Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and of the Museum of Economic/Practical Geology: 5 Vols.;

      London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1846 - 1881. All first editions except one.. A rare set of five volumes: I; II Part I; II Part II; III (2nd edition); IV Part I. All hardbacks, blue blind-embossed cloth with gilt lettering on spines and gilt embossed device on front covers, pages: vii, 531, adverts. [v]; [ii], 386, index and plate explanation xiv; [vii], 387-717, index v; xii, 611; ix, 619, (pages of Vol. IV, part I, opened but some uncut at top), plates Vol. I - 9; Vol. II prt. I - 30; Vol. II prt. II - 4-13 & 22 of organic remains; Vol. III - 28, many folding and hand-coloured, tables 4 folding (in Vol. II prt. II), maps 1 folding and hand-coloured (in Vol. III), with many text-figs. and tables throughout, 153mm x 248mm (6" x 9.75"), the first three are from the library of O C J S Loverbeck with his armorial bookplate on front end-papers, the last is from the library of T McKenny Hughes with his signature, (Hughes succeeded Sedgwick as Professor of Geology at Cambridge). heads and tails bumped, some corners a little rubbed, covers lightly mottled and used, spines of Vol. III and Vol. IV Part I are slightly faded, some occasional light spotting, browning to Vol. III, otherwise a very fine set. Very scarce. 6.2Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage, eg. shipping costs to an address in Europe, outside the UK, would be around £19.00.

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        Map of India from the Most Recent Authorities.

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

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        DESCRIZIONE STORICA DEGLI ORDINI CAVALLERESCHI. Torino, Stabilimento Tipografico Fontana, 1846.

      Due volumi in uno. Bella ril. in cuoio con ricco fregio impresso, titolo e fregi. in oro al dorso, cm 26x16, I vol.: pp 337, 71 tavv a colori f.t.; II vol.: pp 425, 25 tavv. f.t., tutte le tavole sono protette da veline. Coperta recentemente ben restaurata, le 4 pp bianche sono di restauro. Buon esemplare.

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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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