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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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        The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems

      John Owen Cambridge: John Owen. 1846. First. First edition. Bound by Stikeman and Co. in three quarter green morocco with marbled endpapers, raised bands, and top edge gilt. Very good plus with mild wear to the extremities and along the front hinge. With a laid in Autograph Note Initialed by Longfellow to his publisher James T. Fields, dated 1875: "My Dear Fields, I cannot do it. I had rather fight the battle of Bunker's Hill. You must manage the matter for me. If Mr. Alden will give the sum you mention, he shall have the poem. Your Centennial friend, H.W.S." The note, evidently removed a little unevenly from a small notebook, is very good with some clean creases from folding, a short and neat tear through the top of a single letter, and a little residue on the recto. Includes two well-known Longfellow compositions: "The Arrow and the Song" ("I shot an arrow in the air...") and "Retribution" ("Though the mills of God grind slowly"). BAL 12083. .

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

      London: John Murray 1846 7 London: John Murray, 1846-7. First editions of Melville's first two novels: Typee in first issue, p.19 l.1 reading "Pomarea"; Omoo with signature P present on p. 209 (BAL state A). 2 vols., 8vo. Map printed on p. [xviii] of first work; frontispiece chart in second work. Pp. [xviii], 285, [1, imprint]; [xiv], 321, [1, imprint]. Bound without ads. Nineteenth century half green calf and marbled boards, gilt spines, by Bowron, period spine labels. Front joint of Omoo a bit tender, else fine. Green cloth clamshell box. BAL 13652 & 13655; for Bowron, cf. Ramsden, London Bookbinders, p. 41; Packer, Bookbinders of Victorian London, p. 21 . Melville's first novel was based upon his experiences living in the Marquesas after he deserted from the whaler Acushnet in 1842. Published in England under the title Narrative of a Four Months' Residence, and in America shortly thereafter, Typee gained Melville an international reputation that was further cemented by Omoo

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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

      Published for the Author by Bradbury & Evans 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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        Sea Journal of Captain Alexander Winsor, Ships Audubon and Gertrude, November 1850 - April 1854

      Folio, lined sheets. About 220 pp manuscript entries. Alexander Winsor was a well known clipper ship captain who commanded, among other notable vessels, Sea Nymph, Flying Cloud, Sea Serpent, and Herald of the Morning. This is his personal journal chronicling four years of his sailing career, and it is notable in several respects. In the first place, it documents a voyage of the Audubon, a very early clipper ship - built in Fairhaven in 1846 - about which, according to Forbes and Eastman in Yankee Ship Sailing Cards, “little is known.” Winsor’s journal of his voyage from New York to San Francisco in 1850-51 insures that we know a great deal more about this ship, her sailing qualities, and her crew. “I cannot beat this packet to windward,” he grumbles, “although she is generally advertised as a Clipper.” Indeed, the period between 1850 and 1854 seems to be a lacuna in the record of Winsor’s career. Bradford Swan’s monograph, published by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, closely documents Winsor’s sailing days, but leaves a gap between 1847 and 1854. This journal fills much of that gap. The 1850 Audubon voyage is also of interest because this ship was his first clipper ship command and, as Winsor himself tells us, it was his first attempt at rounding Cape Horn. He had a rough time of it, and we are treated to a blow by blow description, ending “This day I consider myself safely around Cape Horn this being my first appearance in this country & God knows I have no particular desire to ever visit it again.” As his subsequent career demonstrates, he did not get his wish. Perhaps this journal’s most compelling feature, however, is the Audubon’s cargo. Winsor was carrying a ship full of women and children to San Francisco in the early days of the Gold Rush. He takes frequent and charming notice of his cargo of females (to whom he invariably refers as “the passengers”), beginning with an incident that troubled him a great deal - “in this case of difference with the passengers I must acknowledge myself wrong but cannot bring my Indian disposition low enough to confess it... it is complete hell to be at variance with the passengers we were all on good terms & nothing has occurred to mar our comfort & happiness till this foolish act of mine & I find it affects them all for I can notice a kind of stiffness & coolness toward me.” Eventually, however, “the passengers” come to accept him, and he takes great pleasure in observing them and recording vignettes of their behavior. “This day there has been a general overhaul of baggage among the passengers. Ladies getting out their Bonnets & trimming them anew, removing all the spots of mildew on their dresses & asking one another if they think it will ever come out again in the world & making all other necessary preparations for going on shore in Valparaiso, if we ever get there.” As an added fillip to this droll and informative account, Winsor has illustrated the Audubon journal with twenty handsomely executed ink and watercolor illustrations of ships sighted, as well as colored recognition views of several landfalls. Aside from being an intelligent observer and excellent writer, Captain Winsor was also an accomplished artist. His delicately rendered and accurate ship portraits carry this journal into the realm of folk art. The Audubon reached San Francisco in a safe but pedestrian 155 days, then proceeded to Manila, and was home in New Bedford by March 1852. The remaining half of the journal documents Winsor’s voyages to Calcutta, Macao, and Canton in the ship Gertrude, August 1852 - April 1854. Not having as fascinating a cargo as “the passengers” on these voyages, he restricts himself mostly to navigational matters, ships spoken, and sights and phenomena of interest. This section contains an additional eight ink and ink/watercolor drawings of ships and landfalls. It ends with a penciled note, “Is there any more happy feeling then to arrive safe home after a long voyage & find wife, children & friends all well.” Sturdily bound in polished calf over tan cloth. Illustrations clear and bright, text clean and legible.

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        BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER... ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND... TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID [with] PROPER LESSONS [with] THE NEW TESTAMENT

      London: George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1846, Lessons and New Testament dated 1845. Very minor splitting to the front velvet joint, else very fine, brilliant copy. 12mo. Unpaged. Bound in scarlet velvet over beveled boards with diamond pattern paper doblures and flyleaves with decorative gilt borders, a.e.g. the edgs beautifully gauffered, upper cover with central device in brass featuring the letters "IHS", the corners with decorative brass bosses, and with decorative brass clasp

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        DAS MALERISCHE UND ROMANTISCHE DEUTSCHLAND 1-10.

      Georg Wigands Verlag Leipzig 1846-47, 2.Auflage, 200 + 128 + 206 + 192 + 168 + 182 + 192 + 376 + 270 + 392 S und total 391 Stahlstiche. Halbledereinbände der Zeit, vergoldete Rückentitel und Linien, geprägter Rückendekor, marmorierte Deckelpapiere, rotgespritzte Schnitte; Bd 9-10 haben durchgehende Feuchtangriffe in den Fussrändern, auch spürbare in Bd 8, einige Rückflecke, sonst sehr gut erhalten mit Exlibrisse. Komplett 10 schöne Bänder.. Teil 1. Gustav Schwab: SCHWABEN; 2. G von Heeringen: FRANKEN (mit 30 Stahlstichen); 3. Ludwig Beckstein: THÜRINGEN (31); 4. Wilhelm Blumenhagen: DER HARZ (30); 5. Johan Sporschil: SACHSEN (30); 6. C Herlossohn: DAS RIESENGEBIRGE und DIE GRAFSCHAFT GLATZ (30); 7. Wilhelm Cornelius und Theodor Kobbe: OST- UND NORDSEE (30); 8. Karl Simrock: RHEINLAND (60); 9. Eduard Duller: DIE DONAULÄNDER (60); 10. Joh Gabr Seidl: TYROL UND STEIERMARK (60)

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        Traité de Géométrie Supérieure.Paris: Bachelier, 1852. First edition.

      Author's presentation copy, of "his treatise on higher geometry...[which] gave him a world-wide reputation" (Smith, History, Vol. 1, p. 498).<br/><br/> "In 1846 a chair of higher geometry was created for Chasles at the Sorbonne and he remained there until his death... He published highly original work... His work was marked by its unity of purpose and method. The purpose was to show not only that geometry, by which he meant synthetic geometry, had methods as powerful and fertile for the discovery and demonstration of mathematical truths as those of algebraic analysis, but that these methods had an important advantage, in that they showed more clearly the origin and connections of these truths. The methods were those introduced by L. Carnot, G. Monge and V. Poncelet and included a systematic use of sensed magnitudes, imaginary elements, the principle of duality and transformations of figures... Chales wrote two textbooks for his course at the Sorbonne. The first of these, the <i>Traité de géométrie supérieure</i> is based on the elementary theories of the cross ratio, homographic ranges and pencils and involution... In the case of the cross ratio, which Chasles called the anharmonic ratio, he was anticipated by A. Moebius. However, it was Chasles who developed the theory and showed that the use of sensed magnitudes and imaginary elements gives to geometry the freedom and power of analysis" (DSB III, pp. 212-4). <br/><br/> Chasles (1793-1880) studied under Poisson at the Ecole Polytechnique. On the basis of his <i>Aperçu historique sur l'origine et le développement des méthodes en géométrie</i> (1837) he was made a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, and was awarded a chair at the Sorbonne in 1846. The present work enjoyed considerable success, a second edition appearing in 1880. <br/><br/> Provenance: Signed presentation inscription from the author to R.G. Latham to head of portion of original wrappers on front pastedown. Robert Gordon Latham FRS (1812-88) was a philologist, ethnologist, and curator of the ethnological department at The Crystal Palace.. 8vo (213 x 135 mm), pp [4] lxxxiii [1:blank] 603 [1:blank] and 12 lithographed folding plates, contemporary half morocco, some very light foxing to first gathering and plates

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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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        COLLECTION HISTORIQUE DES ORDRES DE CHEVALERIE. Civils et militaires, existant chez les différents peuples du monde, suivi d'un tableau chronologique des Ordres éteints. Edition enrichie d'un Supplément...

      In-8 gr., 2 opere in 1 vol., mz. pergam. con ang. coeva, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. 294, con 39 (su 40) belle tavv. inc. in rame e colorate a mano, inclusa l'antiporta. Vi sono raffigurati: abiti da cerimonia (degli ordini du Saint-Esprit, de la Jarretière, de la Toison d'Or), piastre, croci, medaglie, nastri ed in generale tutte le decorazioni dei vecchi e nuovi ordini cavallereschi. Introduce l'opera un elenco cronologico di tutti gli ordini, esistenti o soppressi, con l'indicazione del fondatore, del paese e dell'anno di costituzione. Unito: "Supplément" à la "Collection historique des Ordres de Chevalerie.." et suivi d'une nomenclature des Ordres étrangers reconnus par la France et qui peuvent etre portés après avoir obtenu l'autorisation de la Grande-Chancellerie. Paris, Aillaud, 1846, pp. 84, con 10 tavv. f.t. colorate a mano. Ben restaur. per fori di tarlo margin. su numer. carte e su 2 tavv.; le pp. 97-100 restaur. per manc. anche di alc. lettere del t.; il ?Supplemento? con lievi aloni e fiorit., ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        Guida di fiesole e suoi dintorni. firenze, pezzati, 1846.

      cm. 21, pp. xlv, 297 (1). Con 20 belle tavole di vedute fuori testo incise all'acquatinta ed una grande tavola rip. in litografia con 6 figure che riguardano la parte antica della città di Fiesole. Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro. Qualche fioritura alle carte di testo, ma esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Testo italiano e francese. Edizione originale di questa rara e ricercata guida illustrata dalle tavole di Telemaco Bonaiuti.

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

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

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        The CRICKET On The HEARTH. A Fairy Tale of Home

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

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        Reineke Fuchs (Reynard the Fox)

      J.B. Gotta 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 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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        Gray's Elegy .

      London: Longman, 1846 .. First edition. Thomas Gray's 1751 Elegy became a staple of English poetry. This 1846 publication of that poem has illuminations by famed book artist Owen Jones. The first secular book illuminated in its entirety by O. Jones it includes 35 chromolithographed pages in color and gold with the text in gothic script, initial letters & borders of leaves & vines blocked in gilt, red & blue. The first also to be issued in this special type of binding which has been chiefly used for illuminated books. Bound in deeply embossed brown leather made to imitate carved wood, executed by Remnant and Edmonds. The front has wide border of holly leaves. The interest of the book lies in its production in chromolithography as an illuminated manuscript page by page by Owen Jones. It is also the first recorded book with a joint American and English imprint. This book and its like-productions of the period are described and illustrated by Ruari McLean in his "Victorian Book Design".

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        The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home

      London: Bradbury and Evans 1846 London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. First edition, Second issue of advertisement leaf. 8vo (161 x 103 mm). Engraved frontispiece and additional title by John Thompson and G. Dalziel respectively after Daniel Maclise, wood-engraved illustrations by G. and E. Dalziel, Thomas Williams, John Thompson, J. Swain and Groves after Richard Doyle, Clarkson Stanfield, John Leech, and Edwin Landseer. 174, [2, ads] pp. 2-page publisher's advertisement for New Edition of Oliver Twist at end. Original red fine-ribbed cloth, covers with decorative blind border surrounding central gilt vignette and lettering on upper, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. Front hinge repaired, rear hinge starting; laid into a green full morocco gilt pull-off slipcase, with green chemise, by Root & Co. Booklabel of Lewis A. Hird. Provenance: Anderson Gallery, Feburary 18, 1929, Lot #33. Eckel, pp.119-120; Johnson, p. 573; Pope-Hennessy, Charles Dickens pp. 94, 98-99; Smith II: 6. A

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        Autograph Signature of Margaret Fuller

      New York. 1846. Full signature, "Sarah Margaret Fuller / New York. 24th August. 1846." on white paper, 6 5/16 x 4 1/4", some soiling from glue from previous mounting, edges of paper folded back on three sides and glued down for previous mounting, traces of folds, else very good with signature uncharacteristically large for Fuller. Housed in custom-made red morocco and cloth clamshell box, the author's name in gilt on the paneled spine which has four gilt tooled fleurons. It is hard to overstate the importance of Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) in the history of women's rights in the United States. She was a leading thinker in the nineteenth century, a major influence on Transcendental thought. She edited the Transcendental journal The Dial and was as much a part of that group as Emerson or Thoreau. In fact, Emerson, W.H. Channing, who was Thoreau's first biographer and Fuller's brother-in-law, and James Freeman Clark edited these journals after her untimely death at sea in 1850 at age 40. Emerson, on learning of her death, sent Thoreau to the site of the shipwreck to search for her manuscripts and personal belongings. Her 1845 book, WOMAN IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY is considered the first important American book advocating women's rights. On August 1, 1846, Margaret Fuller sailed on the S.S. Cambria from New York for Liverpool. She had been planning this trip, accompanied by Marcus and Rebecca Spring, since perhaps as early as the fall of 1845. She was working for Greeley's Tribune and was to be paid an article - twice the going rate! She sent her first letter on August 23, 1846 from Ambleside, Westmoreland. Her second letter for the Tribune was dated August 27, 1846. Both were published in the Tribune and later collected in AT HOME AND ABROAD published in 1856 and edited by her brother, Arthur. These Tribune articles made Fuller the first American foreign correspondent. Fuller, At Home and Abroad, or Things and Thoughts in America and Europe, pp. 119-33. Blanchard, Margaret Fuller From Transcendentalism to Revolution, pp. 243-50. See an Image.

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        Oeuvres completes de voltaire avec des notes et une notice historique sur la vie de voltaire. nouvelle edition ornee de 50 gravures. paris, furne et c.ie, 1846.

      13 volumi in-8° (cm. 25,1), eleganti legature coeve in m. pelle verde, dorso a nervi con titolo e decorazioni in oro e fregi romantici a secco, tagli spruzzati; 50 tavole illustrative f.t.; -i-Ex Libris-/i- ai contropiatti e antica firma di possesso ai frontespizi; sporadiche fioriture. Bell'edizione. Esemplare molto buono.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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