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        Der Zimmerwerks-Baukunst in allen ihren Theilen. Atlas-Band. 2. Aufl.

      Leipzig, 1847. Folio. Cont. boards. Corners bumped. Back somewhat worn. Atlasvolume alone with 181 lithographed plates. Plates a little brownspotted

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        The Comic History Of England (two Volumes) & The Comic History Of Rome (one Volume)

      First Edition. Three volume set. ENGLAND is illustrated wIth 20 hand coloured steel engravings, and 240 woodcuts and ROME is illustrated with 10 hand coloured steel engravings and 98 woodcuts by John Leech. Bound by Birdsall in full red morocco with the covers and the spines stamped in gilt. Dentelles and edges of the covers are stamped in gilt. Five raised bands on the spines. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Uncut. Previous owner's bookplates on the versos of the front free endpapers. Image on request. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Plate CXVI American Black or Silver Fox. (Vulpes Fulves, Desm. Var Argentatus, Rich.) The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J. , 1847. Imperial Folio Edition Fine with rich original hand-coloring. Plate CXVI. Vulpes Fulves, Desm. Var Argentatus, Rich. Black and Silver Fox Original and rare hand-colored lithograph (21 x 27 inches, 533.4 x 686.8 mm) by JT Bowen after painting by John Woodhouse Audubon, for the Imperial Folio Edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. This Black and Silver Fox 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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        The Comic History Of England (two Volumes) & The Comic History Of Rome (one Volume)

      [London], Punch Office, Bradbury and Evans, 1847, 1848, n. d. [1851-1852]. First Edition. Three volume set. ENGLAND is illustrated wIth 20 hand coloured steel engravings, and 240 woodcuts and ROME is illustrated with 10 hand coloured steel engravings and 98 woodcuts by John Leech. Bound by Birdsall in full red morocco with the covers and the spines stamped in gilt. Dentelles and edges of the covers are stamped in gilt. Five raised bands on the spines. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Uncut. Previous owner's bookplates on the versos of the front free endpapers. Image on request. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Orig. tuschtegning i sepia forestillende en lille pige, der syr omgivet af sine dukker.

      Udateret. Signeret AH. 19 x 29 cm. I passepartout.. Axel Helsted (1847-1907), dansk maler

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        Håndkoloret tuschtegning forestillende et veklædt par i en sofa. I baggrunden dansende damer.

      Signeret C. Th. 85. 39 x 24,5 cm. I passepartout.. Carl Thomsen, 1847-1912, dansk maler og tegner, uddannet 1866-71 på Kunstakademiet. Som elev af bl.a. Wilh. Marstrand var Thomsen i sin samtid en populær genremaler, særlig kendt for sine fortællende og ofte humoristiske billeder, der gerne inddrog skikkelser fra den danske litteraturhistorie samt scener fra Grundtvigs og Weyses liv. Som tegner illustrerede han bl.a. værker af Oehlenschläger, Heiberg, Blicher og Ingemann. Thomsen modtog Eckersbergs Medalje 1887 og Thorvaldsens Medalje 1888

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        [MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED BY U.S. NAVY COMMODORE GEORGE CAMPBELL READ AT CAPE VERDE OFF THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA, TO THE SECRETARY OF THE U.S. LEGATION AT MADRID, REGARDING THE NEED TO GUARD AMERICAN COMMERCE IN THE ATLANTIC AGAINST MEXICAN PRIVATEERS DURING THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]

      Porto Praya, Cape Verde. May 31, 1847.. [2]pp. on a folio sheet. Docketed on the bottom of the second page. Old folds. Leaf strengthened with tissue along left edge. A few small closed slits in the sheet, and a chip in the upper right corner, not affecting text. Good. In a folding cloth box, gilt leather label. A very interesting letter from the commander of the United States Navy's African squadron stationed at Cape Verde, regarding the threat to American shipping from Mexican-hired privateers during the Mexican-American War. Commodore George C. Read writes the secretary of the United States legation in Madrid, assessing the danger posed by English or Spanish privateers, and the U.S. Navy resources available to combat the potential threat. The letter, in a secretarial hand, is signed by George Campbell Read, commander of the U.S.S. United States and of the U.S. Navy's African Squadron. Read (1788- 1862) had a long and distinguished naval career. He joined the crew of the U.S.S. Constitution in 1806, first serving under the command of his uncle, Capt. Hugh G. Campbell, and then as a lieutenant under Commodore Isaac Hull during the War of 1812. Read also served under Commodore Stephen Decatur when the U.S.S. United States defeated H.M.S. Macedonian. Read rose steadily through the ranks and took command of the Constitution in 1825. After several years at the Philadelphia Naval School he was put in command of the African Squadron from 1846 to 1847, the period in which this letter was written. Read later commanded the Mediterranean Squadron, and was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1862, a month before his death. Read's letter is in response to a January 31, 1847 letter from J.C. Reynolds, which was addressed to "the officer in command of any armed vessel of the U. States." Reynolds had apparently sent out a message to all the captains of Navy vessels in the Atlantic, warning them that the Mexican government may be trying to hire European privateers to harass and capture American shipping during the Mexican-American War. Read, whose ship was anchored at Cape Verde, off the west coast of Africa, writes in response: "I can readily conceive the danger to which our commerce may be exposed, if the Mexican agent in England & Spain should succeed in persuading the subjects of those nations to fit out privateers. But it seems to me so improbable that men, having no ports into which they could carry their prizes for adjudication, should attempt it. And if their object should be merely to plunder our vessels of such articles as privateers could store, their gains would hardly compensate them for the expense incurred and the risk they may take." Read notes that he has been directed to send the sloop of war Marion to Gibraltar in response to Reynolds' concerns. He writes, however, that "the 'Marion' is by no means fit to cruize [sic] for privateers. This vessel has become very foul from the length of time it has been kept on the coast of Africa; but it is the only cruizer [sic] we have on this station that can, with propriety be employed for such service." A very interesting letter from the commander of the U.S. Navy's African squadron, discussing a little-considered aspect of the Mexican- American War.

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        Scotland delineated in a series of views by Clarkson Stanfield, R.A., David Roberts R.A., George Cattermole, J.D. Harding... [etc. etc.]. Drawn in lithography by J.D. Harding... [etc.] With historical, antiquarian, and descriptive letterpress by John Parker Lawson, M.A.

      Edinburgh: Alexander Crichton..., 1847, 1854.. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM. 2 vols., large folio, 630 X 460mm., half-title to vol. 1, printed titles, letterpess descriptions, 90 tinted litho. plates with tissue guards, rebound in black cloth with marbled paper from the sides of the original binding trimmed and laid on and with some panels from orig. binding laid on spines, some foxing on about a third of the plates, varying from light to heavier, but mainly in the margins, the rest free from blemish, binding is sound but serviceable rather than aesthetically attractive. As Abbey notes, the list of plates calls for 91 but plate 4 was never issued as it was a duplication of plate 3, thus making 90 the complete complement. Originally issued in parts. Abbey 'Scenery' 493.]

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        Fuller's computing telegraph. Volvelle plus text & plate (text & plate extensively repaired)

      New York, 1847. Fuller, John Emory (1799-1878). Fuller's computing telegraph [cover title]. Telegraphic computer, a most wonderful and extraordinary instrument, by which business questions, of every possible variety, are instantly performed. . . [text]. Text plus separate double-sided volvelle engraved by George G. Smith, mounted on heavy cardboard, containing "Fuller's Time Telegraph" on one side and "Palmer's Computing Scale" on the other. [22]pp. plus portion of folding lithographed table, entitled "Analytical table of mechanical movements." New York: John E. Fuller, [1847]. Text measures 276 x 276 mm.; volvelle measures 286 x 285 mm. Original cloth, back cover lacking, front cover worn at corners. Volvelle a bit worn at corners and edges, light soiling, but generally in very good condition. Text and plate extensively restored, margins of several leaves chipped with some loss of text, large portion of lithographed plate lacking. Boxed. Fuller's "Time Telegraph" was a circular nonlogarithmic slide rule, designed by Fuller in 1844 and intended for calculating the number of days or weeks between any two given dates. The title reflected the fascination with the new high-speed telegraphic technology, implying high speed in calculation. On the other side is a later, improved edition (Feazel's issue 4) of "Palmer's Computing Scale," the copyright of which had been purchased by Fuller in 1844 or 1845 (Feazel, "Palmer's computing scale," Journal of the Oughtred Society 3: 9-17; see pp. 11-15). This item represents a very early use of the word "computer" for a machine rather than a person. Until the invention of electronic computers in 1945, the term "computer" usually referred to a person who compiled mathematical tables with or without mechanical assistance. Sometimes the term referred to "lightning calculators" who performed remarkably fast computations in their heads. During the first decade of electronic computing, the term was apparently used interchangeably for people and machines. By about 1960 the word was generally applied only to machines. Baxandall 1975, no. 147. Karpinski 1940, 471-72. Origins of Cyberspace 302.

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        Ornithologia Danica. Danmarks fugle i 304 Afbildninger af de gamle Hanner. Med særskilt Text. Af N. Kjærbølling.

      4 bind i to. Forfatterens Forlag (Gyldendal), København 1847-1856.Første bind (tekstbind) i oktav: (6)+XXXIV+422+IX+(2) sider. Indbundet med indskudte blanke blade, mange tæt beskrevne med noter i gammel hånd.Andet bind (planchebind): Folio. To bogtrykte titelblade (1851 og 1856) + 61 håndkolorerede kobberstukne plancher ( I-XXI, XXII a-b, XXIII-XXVII, XXVIII a-c, XXIX-XXXII, XXXIII a-b, XXXIV-XXXIX, XL a-b, XLI - L, LI a-b. LII - LIV. Planche LIV betegnet "Supplementtavle" + Bogtrykt titelblad (1854) + 35 håndkolorerede kobberstukne plancher (Suppl. 1-35) + Bogtrykt titelblad + 8 håndkolorerede kobberstukne plancher (2. Suppl. Tab. 1-8). Ialt 104 kobberstukne, kolorerede tavler. Indbundet i to nydelige senere, private halvlæderbind af lyst brunt skind med rygtitelfelt i bordeaux-rødt. Mindre plet på ryggen af tekstbindet. Bortset fra en lille rift på én af tavlerne, er de fine - dejligt klare i tryk og farver.. Anker 247 og 248. Virkeligt dejligt sæt af Kjærbøllings storværk om de danske fugle.** Very nice set of the first edition of this work on Danish birds, included is both the text volume and the volume with 104 hand coloured copper plate engravings

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        Das Pflanzenreich

      mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Insectologie, Gewerbskunde und Landwirthschaft. Ein naturgeschichtliches Lehr- und Lesebuch für Schule und Haus. Mainz: C.G. Kunze 1847. With 80 coloured lithographed plates. X + (1) + 332 pp. Publisher's (?) blindstamped reddish cloth with golddecoration on spine and frontboard and marbled edges. Hinges cracked, spine faded. With handwritten Index withbound pp. 317 before the printed index. Some plates minor foxing.. Not in Nissen

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        Histoire de la republique de venise. paris, furne, 1847.

      Cm. 26,5, pp. (4) vii, 598 (2). Con 24 belle tavole fuori testo incise in rame di cui una più volte rip. raffigurante l'intera laguna veneta (ciascuna protetta da velina). Solida ed elegante leg. coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Esemplare pulito ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione, cfr. Vicaire III, 857.

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        STORIA D'ALGERI. Dal primo stabilimento de' Cartaginesi fino alle ultime guerre combattutevi ai giorni nostri dalle armi di Francia.

      Celli In-8 gr., 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. 628; 649,(3); testo inquadrato in graziosa cornice; illustrati da 80 belliss. tavv. litografate e con pregevole coloritura a mano d'epoca, che raffigurano: episodi storici, costumi militari, costumi delle popolazioni locali, vedute, monumenti. L'opera, introdotta dai "diversi sistemi di colonizzazione che precessero il conquisto francese" (avvenuto nel 1830), si sofferma sulla dominazione francese fino al 1843, presenta una "Statistica storica dei reggimenti spediti in Africa dal 1830 in poi", e termina con una descrizione pittoresca dei popoli dell'Algeria. Seconda ediz. italiana. Cfr. CLIO,III, p. 2026. Tracce d'uso più o meno lievi, qualche fiorit., 1 tav. con piccoli strappi margin., 2 tavv. arrossate ai margini, ma certamente buon esemplare.

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        SKANDINAVISK FAUNA 1-4. 1: DÄGGDJUREN, 2: FOGLARNA 1-2, 3: AMFIBIERNA; 4: FISKARNA.

      C W K Gleerups, Lund 1847-60, 1.-3.upplagorna, (14)+XVIII+656 + (6)+XXXIV+580 + (2)+580 + (4)+IV+140 + (6)+XXXIV+768s med träsnittsfigurer i texten i del 1. Sammanbundna i 4 nära samtida gröna halvmarokängband med förgyllda ryggtitlar och bindlinjeringar, blindpräglade ryggfältsramar, pärmarna med förgyllda skinnkantslinjeringar, påfågelsmarmorerade försätts och snitt, vaxade snitt (bundna hos L W Lewin, Bokbindare i Upsala); nötta pärmhörn, litet hack i överkant på ytterfalsen i volym 4, inlagorna rena och fräscha förutom bitvis lätt lagerfläckning i vol 1 och 4.. Del 1 i 2. upplagan (1847), del 2:1-2 i 3.upplagan (1858), del 3 i 2.upplagan (1860), del 4 i 1.upplagan (1855)

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        Observations on the Temple of Serapis at Pozzuoli near Naples: with, an attempt to explain the causes of the frequent elevation and depression of large portions of the earth's surface in remote periods, and to prove that those causes continue in action at

      [London], privately printed [by Richard & John E.Taylor] 1847.. 42 p., 2 double page lithograph plates, one with hand-colouring, 4-page list of Babbage's works, with bound between text and plates: Abstract of a paper entitled Observations on the Temple of Serapis at Pozzuoli: with remarks on certain causes which may produce geological cycles of great extent, London, Richard Taylor, 1834, inscribed by Babbage at head of first title 'To M. Elie de Beaumont Member of the Institute of France from the Author', with a note in Babbage's hand on blank facing 'With the Abstract added', a 4-line addition by Babbage to the list of his works, stamp on title and at end 'Don de Mr Elie de Beaumont 1875' (recipient not given), original red cloth with large vignette of the ruin in gilt on upper cover, discreet repair to backstrip (not affecting the lettering), a bright and attractive copy. Besides inventing the computer Charles Babbage (1791-1871) threw brilliant shafts of light or cast erratic patches of darkness on many branches of science; both are exemplified in this book. The major part is an important contribution to geology, stemming from a visit he paid to Pozzuoli, the ancient Puteoli (the locale of Petronius' Satyricon) in 1828, while hunting volcanoes. Now known as the Macellum, the 'temple' was actually part of a market in the ancient Puteoli. It contained lavatories and was possibly used for hot baths. The columns of the Macellum, standing in water, with corrosion at a higher level caused by lithophagi (date mussels), had long been known (Oliver Goldsmith, for one, had visited the site). Babbage took exact measurements, and concluded that the 'subsidence of the building was not sudden, or at one period only, but gradual, and by successive movements.' On this he developed a theory of brachyseismic phenomena caused by the movement of isothermal surfaces within the earth, of which he published an abstract in the Proceedings of the Geological Society in 1834: it is an offprint of that paper which Babbage has, apparently uniquely, had bound into this copy. He had communicated his findings and theories to Lyell, who was sufficiently struck by their central importance to geology that he printed a view of Serapis as the frontispiece to the Principles of Geology, 1834. Babbage did not print the full paper until 1847, when he had this attractive little book privately printed, apparently for presents: it is not clear that any were for sale. The 1834 Abstract circulated mainly through the journal publication, and perhaps not many copies of the offprint were produced: certainly it is very rare today. In 1847 Babbage could hardly have had enough to include in all copies of the book (his own copies of the two works in University Library, Cambridge, are bound as nos. 2 and 3 in a tract volume). Why select Elie de Beaumont for this favour? Babbage's friends in the British scientific world already knew this research, but between British and Continental geology there was rivalry, almost a gulf, though personal relations were good (in Darwin's correspondence there is a letter from de Beaumont in 1839 thanking for a gift of the Journal of Researches). Jean-Baptiste Armand Louis Léonce Elie de Beaumont (1798- 1874) is now mostly remembered for his immensely detailed geological map of France, but in 1847 he was the undisputed doyen of the Continental geologists, and his selection as recipient of this unique copy imposed itself. Alas, he never read it: it went by bequest in 1875 to a French provincial library (who have left no marks except the presentation stamp), and its pages remain unopened to this day.I mentioned Babbage's 'patches of darkness'. He had been reading Darwin on coral reefs, and this book ends with a speculation that the lunar craters are coral atolls.

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        Atlante elementare di botanica ossia iconografia ed organografia di 50 piante tratte dalle principali famiglie... preceduto da un breve sunto sulla nomografia botanica... milano, redaelli, 1847.

      Cm. 24, pp. 36 di testo introduttivo + 50 tavole a doppia pagina in litografia in cui appare l'illustrazione in fine coloritura della pianta accompagnata da una tavola con la spiegazione di tutti i particolari di cui è composta. Ottima legatura originale in cartonato rigido con decorazioni e titoli a stampa. Esemplare con solo qualche rada arrossatura perlopiù marginale, ma genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Atlante botanico italiano munito di un'apparato iconografico affascinante ed al tempo stesso minuziosamente descritto dal punto di visto scientifico. Non comune, soprattutto in tale stato di conservazione.

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        Valley towards Saltillo, From near the base of "Palace Hill," at Monterey (Looking to the S. West) [No. 3 of a Series]

      New York: G. & W. Endicott, 1847. Tinted lithograph, engraved by C. Parsons after Whiting. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and a 1 3/4" loss in the lower left corner of the sheet. Trimmed on all sides. 14 1/8 x 19 inches. 15 1/4 x 20 inches. From Whiting's "Army Portfolio," a very scarce series of Mexican War views, which is not only one of the primary visual records of the conflict, but also a fine topographical work that accurately recorded the area at a crucial turning point in its history. "The rarest lithographs of the war" (Tyler). According to Whiting family tradition, the work was limited to no more than 24 sets (quoted by Goodspeed's of Boston: "The Month at Goodspeed's Book Shop" vol. XXI, nos. 2-3, Nov-Dec. 1959, p. 43). In late 1845, General Taylor's army was camped at Corpus Christi, Texas. In January 1846, they advanced to the United States side of the Rio Grande, where they remained until May, and then marched on to the strongly fortified city of Monterey, which was taken in September. Whiting's work documents this campaign. Although he originally intended to continue the series beyond five plates, the original drawings for the additional plates were lost aboard a steamboat that sank in the Mississippi. Daniel Powers Whiting was born in Troy, New York, and graduated in 1832 from the U.S. Military Academy, where he received formal training as a topographical artist. He was assigned to the 7th U.S. Infantry, with which he served in various garrisons before being promoted to captain in the spring of 1845. During the Mexican War, he served in the army of General Zachary Taylor and was made major "for gallant and meritorious conduct" in the battles of Fort Brown, Monterey, Vera Cruz, and Cerro Gordo. After the war, he fought the Seminoles, joined the Utah expedition of 1859, served in various garrisons in Missouri and Kansas, and completed frontier duty in the Indian Territory. During the Civil War, he commanded at Fort Garland, Colorado (1861-1862), was a member of the Board of Examination at Annapolis (1862-1863), and commanded at Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania (1864). At the time of his retirement for "disability resulting from long and faithful service," he was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 6th Infantry. Cf. America on Stone, p. 175; cf. Eberstadt 162, 910; cf. Streeter Sale 275; cf. Tyler, The Mexican War, pp. 24-45.

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        Boudoir Botany, Or the Parlor Book of Flowers, Comprising the History, Description and Colored Engravings of 24 Exotic Flowers, 24 Wild Flowers of America and 12 Trees with Fruits

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Yes. Small 4to. i-ix,(9),19-296pp. Modern full maroon morocco. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, tooled in blind, brown leather lettering labels, gilt; boards tooled in blind; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 64 hand colored, tissue-guarded lithographic plates, 60 of which are individual blooms with facing letterpress descriptions; the remaining four plates illustrate the preliminary general botany discussion. Light foxing to the letterpress and the tissue guards and a coupe of the plates, but the rest of the plates are fine and bright with vivid coloring. A near fine copy and quite scarce. U.S. Color Plates Books, p. 83. This title begins with a general introduction to botany followed by colored illustrations and floral descriptions.

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        Adelaide. Hindley St. from the Corner of King William St

      London:. 1847.. Handsome hand-colored lithograph of Adelaide, plate 41 from "South Australia Illustrated." Folio size print, image size 16x12 1/2" on wide margined paper. Period hand color. Some slight mat burn with sml. watermark in lower margin. The classic early depiction of Adelaide.

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        Aplodontia Leporina (The Sewellel) [Plate 123]

      J.T. Bowen Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1847. unbound. very good. Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 21.5" x 27.25".From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". Overall wear and tears and chips to edges. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        Plate 7. Cymindis Wilsonii, Cassin (Cuban Kite) From The Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences

      Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, 1847. First edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (9.25 x 13 inches, 235 x 330 mm). The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was established by the learned naturalists of high Philadelphian society in early 19th century America to document the recent natural discoveries of a new nation. The founding members, and contributors, were the luminaries of early American natural history and sciences; Titian Peale, Thomas Say and George Ord, to name a few. The Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences was their clarion, and was illustrated with wonderful folio-sized hand-colored lithographs by J.T. Bowen and Co. in Philadelphia, America's premier lithographers of the mid-19th century, and the very same company to produce John James Audubon's landmark lithographs for the first seven Royal Octavo editions of the Birds of America (c. 1840-65) and both the Imperial Folio and Royal Octavo editions of the Quadrupeds of North America. (c.1840-54). In essence, the same artists and printers who produced Audubon masterful lithographs created this work. We classify these fabulous plates as one of the best unsung values in the art of 19th century ornithology.

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        Book of Pirates, Containing Narratives of the Most Remarkable Piracies and Murders... With an Account of the Capture of the Amistad; and a Full and Authentic Narrative of the Burning of the Caroline

      Phila. and NY., 1847.. b/w wood engravings. Dozens of brief pirate narratives, many of American interest. The “Amistad” was a slaving vessel taken over by the slaves it carried. This is an early account of that famous mutiny. In addition the book is notable for its highly dramatic and vigorously executed woodcuts. Scarce, not in Howes, Sabin or Gosse. Bound in original cloth. Some cover wear, paper spine label mostly chipped away. Pages evenly tanned but clean.

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        Scotland Delineated. A Series of Views of the Principal Cities and Towns, Particularly of Edinburgh and its Environs; of the Cathedrals, Abbeys, and other Monastic Remains; The Castles and Baronial Mansions; The Mountains and Rivers, Sea-Coast, and other Grand and Picturesque Scenery.

      London: Day and Son. [1847]. 4to. 285 pp. Publisher's blue cloth, sometime neatly rebacked preserving original spine and recased, renewed endpapers, cloth elaborately gilt decorated. 72 tinted lithographs after various artists, including Joseph Nash, David Roberts and J.M.W. Turner. Intermittent spotting as is usual with plate books of this period, contents recased slightly unevenly causing some pages and tissue guards to be frayed at edges, cloth abraded to lower board, extremities rubbed.

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        Sulla architettura e sulla scultura a venezia dal medio evo sino ai nostri giorni. studi... per servire di guida estetica... venezia, ripamonti, 1847.

      Cm. 24, pp. xxiii (1) 529 + (1) carta d'errata. Con molte incisioni nel testo, 8 tavole fuori testo su sfondo giallino (ciascuna protetta da velina) ed una tavola a doppia pagina. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro. Tagli colorati. Minime fioriture, ma esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Celebre ed approfondito studio sull'argomento citato nel titolo. Cfr. Cicogna (4653) e Lozzi, (II, 6127): ""Opera assai pregevole e ricercata"".

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        Den upprigtige fiskaren.

      Ny och fullständig handbok för fiskare, innehållande tillförlitlig underrättelse om alla wid swenska stränderna bekanta fisksorter, samt ändamålsenligaste och lättaste sättet till deras fångande; jemte utförlig beskrifning på alla de fiskredskap, som dertill anwändas, äfwensom enklaste sättet för fiskars saltning, torkning och rökning. Med twenne plancher. Sthlm, Hörbergska boktryckeriet, 1847. 12:o. 100,(4) s. & 2 utvikbara litograferade plr. Häftad i grönt tryckt omslag. Oskuren. Lätt nött rygg. Fantastiskt fint ex.. Utgiven på Abraham Lundquists förlag

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        Spermophilus Spilosoma (Californian Marmot Squirrel) [Plate 109]

      J.T. Bowen Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1847. unbound. very good. Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 20.5" x 26.25".From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". Minor overall wear and chips to left corners. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY AND RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC REGIONS, DURING THE YEARS 1839-1843 in 2 Volumes.

      London: John Murray, 1847.. 1st Edition: 2 vols. Vol I; lii, (iv) 366pp, 6 maps (2 folding), 5 plates. (1 folding), folding panorama. 7 vignettes on chapter heading pages. Vol II (vii-x) + (iv) 448pp, 2 maps (1 folding), 3 plates., 10 vignettes on chapter heading pages. 16 pages of publisher's advertising. NOTE: ALL MAPS ARE FACISMILES AND ARE LAID IN. The expedition of the ships Erebus and Terror under the Command of Sir James Ross was without doubt one of the most important voyages in the history of Antarctica. Ross discovered the Ross Sea, Ross Island with the active volcano Mount Erebus, the Ross Ice Shelf, Victoria Land and smaller islands off the Antarctic coast. WATER DAMAGED: Some water staining, however it is original - other than the maps which are facisimiles(photocopies). NEEDS REBINDING. Torquay book society stamps on title pages both volumes and contemporary rotation list in ink on fep Volume II. Poor.

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        An ABRIDGMENT Of The CRIMINAL LAW Of The UNITED STATES; Containing the Important Penal Acts of Congress of the United States, and of the Legislatures of the Principal States of the Union; Accompanied with a Brief Statement of the Law of England, the Decisions of the Federal Courts, and of the Courts of the Several States, Relative to Crimes and Misdemeanors. Containing also the Treaties of Extradition Entered into by the United States with England and France, and the Acts of Congress and Several States Relative to the Surrender of Fugitives from Justice and from Labor, with the Practice and Forms of Proceeding under the Same. To which are Added Precedents of Indictments and Pleas

      Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. Philadelphia:: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.,. 1847.. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 5-7/8". 1st edition (BEAL 3713; cf Sabin 40798 for the more common 1848 edition). 715, [1 (blank)] pp.. Modern light brown quarter-leather binding with marbled paper boards. Renewed eps.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+ (sporadic light foxing).. As a young man, Lewis became a printer, and practiced this business while studying law. At 24, he passed the bar, and soon rose in his profession, as evidenced 2 years later when appointed Deputy Attorney-General of the State of Pennsylvania. Further, in 1832, he was elected a member of the state legislature. 1833 saw his appointment as Attorney-general, and in October that year, President Judge of the 8th Judicial district. In January, 1843, he was made president judge of the 2d district, in 1851 he was elected a justice of the State Supreme Court, and in 1854-7 was Chief Justice. This the one legalistic book published by this distinguished jurist- the 1873 first edition is quite uncommon, held by just 6 institutions [per OCLC].

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        Histoire anecdotique, politique et militaire de la Garde Impériale. Illustrée par H. Bellange, E. Lamy, De Moraine, Ch. Vernier. Musiques des Marches et Fanfares de la Garde, transcrite par Alexandre Goria.

      Paris, Eugène Penaud et Comp., 1847. Royal8vo. Cont. full cloth. Light wear to edges and corners. (4),IV,712 pp. Many textillustr. in wood-cut, 9 steel-and woodcut-plates and 38 handcoloured plates of uniform. First ab. 10 leaves a little brownspotted, old name on halftitle. Small tear to titlepage (no loss). The last 10 pages are music (pp. 699-712).. First edition. Colas No. 2620. (mentions in all 50 plates)

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        Digte, gamle og nye + De to Baronesser. Roman i tre Dele + »At være eller ikke være«. Roman i tre Dele.

      3 bind. C.A. Reitzels Forlag, København 1847, 1849 og 1857. Første udgave. (6)+318+(1) sider; (4)+124+(4)+115+(4)+151 sider; 295 sider. 'De to Baronesser' med alle titelbladene. Indbundet i tre samtidige, næsten uniforme halvlæderbind med blindtrykt rammedekoration og stregforgyldning på ryggene. Med stænket snit og ensartet forsatspapir i alle tre bind. Indvendig en smule gulplettede. En lille rift på fribladet i 'At være eller ikke være'. Dejligt sæt.. BFN 488-511, 539 og 762. Sjælden, hyggelig og uniform række af H.C. Andersens væsentlige værker, der har boet sammen siden, de gik fra bogbinderen

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        Islenzkir Annálar sive Annales Islandici ab anno Christi 803 ad annum 1430. Ex legati Arnæ-Magnæani et magnæ bibliothecæ regiæ Hafnienisis melioris notæ codicibus membranaceis et chartaceis, cum interpretatione Latina, variis lectionibus, prolegomenis, nec non indice personarum, locorum et rerum.

      Sumptibus Legati Arnæ-Magnæani, Copenhagen 1847. 4°. L+478 pages. Contemporary half-calf with gilt decorations to spine. Slight foxing; otherwise a firm and well-preserved copy.. Fiske I,12. The Icelandic Annals worked into a harmonious whole

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        Mrs. Perkins' Ball. By M.A. Titmarsh.

      London: Chapman & Hall [1847].. First edition, 8vo, (ii), 46, (2) pp. Hand coloured pictorial title page and 21 hand coloured plates - one folding, each with a tissue guard, with the original wrappers bound in at the end. Beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf in later maroon morocco, red silk endpapers and inside gilt borders, covers with gilt rules and cornerpieces, spine with further gilt tools and raised bands - a little sunned, a.e.g., a lovely copy. Shepherd 75.

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        Ny och fullständig svensk spelbok, eller grundlig anvisning till alla nu brukliga kortspel, såsom: whist, träkarl, grandissimo, boston, wira, lomber, piquet, ecarté, mariage m.fl.

      åtskilliga mindre sällskapsspel samt hazard- eller lyckospel äfvensom schack, dam, brädspel och biljard. Göteborg, Ekbohrns officin, 1847. Liten 8:o. (2),VII,(1 blank),325,(1) s. Grönt tryckt opappbd med sprängda snitt. Ryggen lätt gulnad och med obetydlig fuktfläck. Pärmarnas kanter, hörn och falsar ngt nötta. Bra inlaga som endast har en liten fuktfläck i övre marginalen på s. 31-75 och ett mycket litet brännmärke i nedersta marginalen på s. 313-20. Från Ericsberg.. Utgiven på D. F. Bonniers förlag. Innehåller utförliga regler om hur man bl.a. spelar "stortok", "liten tok", "den gula dvärgen" och "gråpojs"

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        Illustrations of British Mycology, Containing Figures and Descriptions of the Funguses of Interest and Novelty Indigenous to Britain.

      London: Reeve, Brothers, 1847.. First edition. 4to. (ii), viii, followed by one or two leaves of description per plate, iv pp. Contemporary green full morocco by Birdsall, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to one panel and to the upper board, rich gilt decoration to the other compartments and to the inner dentelles, partially and sympathetically renewed endpapers. 90 hand coloured plates. Some stains to boards, joints and extremities of spine very neatly repaired, the occasional light spot, but the contents generally clean, a very good copy overall. This is the first series, the second series was published posthumously in 1855 and included 50 plates. "Hussey never claimed to make a serious scientific contribution to the study of fungi, but her work deserves to be better known, both for the beauty of the illustrations and for the lively and entertaining text." (ODNB)

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        The American Coast Pilot; containing Directions for the Principal Harbors, Capes and Headlands, on the Coasts of North and South America: describing the Soundings, Bearings of the Lighthouses and Beacons from the Rocks, Shoals, Ledges, &c. with the Prevailing Winds, Setting of the Currents, &c. and the Latitudes and Longitudes of the Principal Harbors and Capes; together with a Tide Table

      Edmund and George W. Blunt New York: Edmund and George W. Blunt, 1847. hardcover. very good. 689 pp. including preface, index and supplemental tables. Illustrated with 17 maps, 13 of which fold out. Fifteenth edition. Inscription on first free fly page "Kimball Harlow Duxbury, Mass". Minor staining throughout. Wear to original full calf binding. Spine has been expertly repaired. Beautiful early exploration of the eastern coasts of the Americas. Notable sea charts include Boston Harbor, Long Island Sound, the Chesapeake Bay and Pensacola Harbor, and a beautiful view of the Virgin Islands.

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        PETIT MESSAGER DES MODES ET LE CONFIDENT REUNIS

      1847. Very Good. [FASHION - WOMEN'S - PERIODICAL] LE PETIT MESSAGER DES MODES ET LE CONFIDENT REUNIS: TOME VII, NOS. 1-17, 22-24; TOME IX, NOS. 1-13, 15-17. Paris: Imprim. Schneider et Langrand, 1847 and 1849. Thirty-six issues illustrated with 72 lovely hand-colored engraved plates, of which 33 are by Heloise Leloir and 12 by Laure Colin Noel. Quarto. Text: 2,7-136,169- 192; 104,113-128,121-128 pp. 10 1/4 by 7 in. Nineteenth-century binding: quarter black morocco, marbled boards, gilt title on spine, marbled endpapers. The binding is shelfworn, with top joint is starting and lower joint tender. The first issue is missing four text pages; otherwise, despite some misleading errors in pagination, all text is present. Most issues have a timbre royal mark (a French duty stamp) on one text page (but not on the plates). The plates are generally clean and fresh; however, there are a few exceptions: 1. - Both plates in Vol. VII, no. 1, have old paper repairs on the inner margin, and the top fore-corner of one has been clipped; 2. - The two plates in Vol. VII, no. 2, have been trimmed 1/4" shy of the fore-edge of the bookblock; 3. - One plate in Vol. IX, no. 15, which is the only horizontal image in the entire volume, has been trimmed to the top-edge of the image at the fore-edge. LE PETIT MESSAGER DES MODES was a bi-weekly publication, appearing on the 1st and 16th of each month, comprised of eight pages of text, that was to include 22 engraved plates and 3 large patterns in each six-month period. This volume is bound without any of the large patterns and, instead, an additional plate has been inserted wherever a pattern is called for. These `extra' plates have been supplied from issues that are not included in this volume. Although most issues are complete with text and appropriate plates together, there are twelve instances in this volume, including the plates-for-patterns substitutions, of plates being misbound or of a plate from another issue replacing the expected plate. And so, while the plates are lovely and in very good condition, it is for these reasons that the volume is offered as is.

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        A CAMPAIGN IN NEW MEXICO WITH COLONEL DONIPHAN

      Philadelphia: Carey and Hart,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. Mexican History; MEXICO; Mexican War; Texas History; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 184, [2], 22 pages; 273 [Mexican War]. Frank S. Edwards. A Campaign In New Mexico With Colonel Doniphan. Phila: Carey and Hart, 1847. 8vo. Xvi, [17]-184pp + 22pp ads. Modern brown cloth. Folded map doesn't show dampstain. This covers the route through the various States of New Mexico, Chihuahua and Coahuila; it shows New Mexico and West Texas in detail, as well as Oklahoma and northern Mexico.1st edition. Howes E52. Sabin 21920. Wagner-Camp 132: 1. Graff 1210. Streeter 164. Binding near fine. Contents lightly dampstained (mostly evident at edges) , light library stamp on title page. Possibly originally from the Streeter sale. Last listed (AE) , auction sale of this book was 1967. .

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        Voyage en Abyssinie dans les provinces du Tigre, du Samen et de l'amahara

      Paris: Lacrampe & Co. for Paulin 1847-48 2 (305 x 230mm) Title-page, sectional titles and 44 leaves of text (8 inlaid to 2 ) fifteen (of fifty) hand colored engraved plates of birds after J.G. Pretre and NINE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PREPARATORY DRAWINGS FOR THE PLATES BY PRETRE. (Some light spotting.) Contemporary half calf gilt marbled boards by M. Edwards. Provenance: Paul Leverkuhn (1867-1905) ornithologist and author of studies of ducks and birds nests and eggs, including Fremde Eier im Nest. Ein Beitrag zur Biologie der Vogel.Nebst einer bibliographischen Notiz Uber Lottinger, 1891 (signature and note on flyleaf). POSSIBLY THE PRINTER'S COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION WITH NINE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR DRAWINGS OF BIRDS BY PRETRE. Fifteen of the fifty plates included in the complete Voyage en Abyssinie are present here with eight accompanied by the original watercolor sketches provided by J.G. Pretre to the engraver Lebrun. Each is signed and dated 1843 for plates 4,6,7, 9 (for which two figures are provided, 10, 11, 13, and 15. The title page with a paste-over slip covering the printed word "Atlas," precedes the text of Enumeration des Mammiferes by M.F.E. Guerin-Meneville (pp. 169-172) and Enumeration des oiseaux by Guerin-Meneville and de la Fresnaie (pp. 176-256). According to the British Museum Catalogue: "This volume seems to have been published in parts, at different dates, probably as follows: Geolog, pp 1-84, 1847, Plantae, Mammalia and Aves as far as p. 224, 1848; rest of Aves with Insecta, 1850." The book recor ds the journey made through Abyssinia from 1839-1843 and is a fine example of the work produced in France to publicize the "grand voyages" undertaken during the first half of the 19th century. BM, p.602, Nissen ZBI 1346.. Book.

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        The Thousand and One Nights; or, the Arabian Nights Entertainments: Translated and Arranged for Family Reading with Explanatory Notes (Complete in 3 Volumes)

      London: John Murray, 1847. Second Edition. Complete in 3 Volumes. Published London: John Murray, 1847. x+518, xii+520, xii+552, illustrated with 600 woodcuts by Harvey and illuminated titles for each volume by Owen Jones. Bound in brown cloth with black leather spine labels. Previous owner's name emboss in tiny letters (approximately 6 point size) at bottom of half and title pages, and last sheet of each volume. A very good set. Bindings tight, unworn.. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo.

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        The comic history of England / by Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett with twenty coloured etchings and two hundred woodcuts by John Leech

      London : Bradbury & Agnew, 1847. 1st Edition in this form. Divided into 2 sections with seperate pagination. Subjects; Great Britain - History - Outlines, syllabi, etc. Great Britain - History - Anecdotes. Colour (perceived attribute) etchings (prints) - England - 1847-1848. Referenced by: Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1979 ed.), 295-296. Title page in red & black, with added vignette. Scattereed, minor, marginal foxing. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Plate CXVI American Black or Silver Fox. (Vulpes Fulves, Desm. Var Argentatus, Rich.) The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J. , 1847. Imperial Folio Edition Fine with rich original hand-coloring. Plate CXVI. Vulpes Fulves, Desm. Var Argentatus, Rich. Black and Silver Fox Original and rare hand-colored lithograph (21 x 27 inches, 533.4 x 686.8 mm) by JT Bowen after painting by John Woodhouse Audubon, for the Imperial Folio Edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. This Black and Silver Fox 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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        Vanity Fair: a Novel Without a Hero

      London: Punch Office (Bradbury & Evans), 1847. Yellow paper wraps serialized in 20 parts (19 & 20 bound together as a double number). The true first state of first edition although the ads are in various states of the first edition. Housed in a burgundy cloth four fold wrapper and then housed in burgundy morocco pull off case by Riviere. Gilt titles to spine. 621pp This was Thackeray's first novel to be published under his own name. Each part is illustrated by engravings (39 total) by Thackeray himself, including the suppressed illustration in the 11th part titled "Marquis of Steyne" not present in subsequent editions. One of the highlights of English literature, it is rare to find it in such nice condition in the original parts.. 1st Edition. Wraps. VG+. 8vo.

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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

      New York: Henry Tanner, 1847. TANNER'S MAP OF MEXICO-SERVING AS A BASIS FOR DISTURNELL'S LANDMARK TREATY MAP OF 1846 Lithograph with original hand color . Book.

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        Plate CXXVII Ursus Americanus, Pallas. Var Cinnamonum, Aud & Bach. (Cinnamon Bear, Male & Female) The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J., 1847. Matted in ecru silk with gold leaf double mat. Imperial Folio Edition Near Fine with original hand-coloring. A Near Fine and rare original hand-colored lithograph on wove paper by JT Bowen, Phil. after painting by John Woodhouse Audubon. Imperial Folio (27 x 21 1/8 inches). The margins of the paper are uniformly toned however the original hand-coloring is vivid and rich. There are traces of gilt to fore-edge. 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. Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books has featured the monumental edition of Audubon's work since 1989. & Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA, ILAB& Rare Prints & Books from The Age of Discovery: 16th-19th Centuries& Post Office Box 376 Clinton, WA 98236 USA& Shop location: 101 Anthes. Langley, WA on Whidbey Island& rarebooks@lowryjames.com& www.lowryjames.com& (360) 221-0477

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        DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING -- The works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

      Edward Moxon, Engraved frontispiece of Shelley facing the original title page dated 1847, reprinted from the earlier edition with an engraved depiction of Shelley's tomb. Two fore-edge paintings of Italian landscapes are executed in colourful detail, the first portraying the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio of Florence, the second showing a shepherd leading a herd of goats into a grand walled city. Bound in coarse, hard-grain morocco with binder's coat of arms (?), expertly re-backed with the original backstrip laid down. Deeply impressed in gilt on upper and lower covers, raised bands, floral gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Upper joint almost imperceptibly rehinged. According to the preface, this edition contains new poems discovered among his papers by his wife after his decease and, when possible, completed by her.&

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