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        The War With Mexico Volume 1-2

      HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK 1849 - The War With Mexico Volume 1 524 pages. The War With Mexico Volume 2 650 pages. The cover have design is faded. The cover is a little rip on the sides. The pages have brown spots. No Writings. No bookplate. Scratches on the cover. DATE PUBLISHED: 1849 EDITION: 524 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Application De L'analyse a La Geometrie

      Bachelier 1849 - 504 p., 5 fold out plates : ill. ; 27 x 21 cm. Hardcover. Institutional stamps. Good binding and cover. Slightly bumped corners. Clean, unmarked pages. See our pictures. Gaspard Monge as the inventor of descriptive geometry and the father of differential geometry. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bird's-Eye View of New-York & Brooklyn

      New York,, 1849. No Binding. Near Fine. 13 x 23 inches. Chromolithograph with period hand color; light soiling & creasing, mended edge split well away from printed surface, overall near excellent with still vibrant color. An apparently unrecorded, very attractive view of New York City and Brooklyn, not listed in the relevant references* and not in major collections, including the NYPL and the New York Historical Society; also no copies in OCLC. It was the first, or one of the first views of New York produced by chromolithography. (Below the view at right is noted: "Printed in Colors by F. Michelin III Nassau-Street.") The use of chromolithography was just beginning when this view appeared; the first publication of any kind to use the process in the United States was in 1840. The view was published by Edward Anthony (1819-1888), one of the first Americans to produce and market daguerreotypes, photographs, and stereographic images. He eventually became New York's leading manufacturer of photographic equipment. His business occupied an entire building at the address given on this work-205 Broadway-and was a center for these emerging technologies in New York. The view provides much interesting period detail, especially regarding the maritime life of the city at the time. As was often the case with views of New York City dating from the first half of the 19th century, the city is viewed here from a vantage point above the New Jersey palisades. With little attention paid to proper scale, nautical craft of various types dominate the foreground and the view as a whole. Greatest prominence is given to four very large steamships, three of which are named. They are from left to right: the "Henrick Hudson," the "New World," and the "Isaac Newton." Highly curious are two ferries in the shape of halved ovals, each with very tall smoke stacks. The placing in the near foreground of a punt with the ladies and gentlemen out for a pleasant day on the water, in the midst of the hubbub of the harbor, offers a wry contrast. The city's skyline is still dominated by church steeples, and the outer edges of the city bristle with the masts of ships. Castle Clinton (or Castle Garden) and Governor's Island with its military installations are both clearly visible. The Brooklyn Naval Yard can be seen in the distance in the far center of the view, and Wallabout Bay is upper left from Governor's Island. In the far distance at upper right, the Narrows can be just made out. Fourteen locations are noted in the key below the view. Union Square is referred to as Union Park, and Washington Square is still Washington Parade Gardens.Stokes in the index of the Iconography under the entry for Anthony mentions that Anthony published in 1848 a view of the city from the east but does not mention this view. Not in Reps, Stokes-Haskell, Eno or in any of the relevant references.

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        Presupuestos generales de gastos é ingresos para el año de 1850, segun la ley sancionada en 20 de Febrero del mismo año

      La Viuda de Burgos Madrid: La Viuda de Burgos, 1850 [i.e., 1849]. Binding as described above, covers showing only very minor wear, spine slightly faded. Front pastedown with bookplate described above. Pages gently age-toned, a few showing mild foxing but most clean. Very attractive.. 8vo signed in 4s (22.1 cm, 8.65"). 761, [1 (blank)] pp. Bound for presentation by Queen Isabella. Complete budgetary accounting for the year 1850, issued by the Spanish government, printed by a woman printer of Madrid, and here in an early example of the work of noted Madrid binder Ginesta.Binding: Signed presentation binding by Miguel Ginesta II of Madrid, of oxblood straight-grain morocco, covers framed in double gilt fillets surrounding gilt-stamped arabesques and the gilt-stamped coat of arms of Queen Isabella II of Spain; spine with gilt-stamped title and arabesques. Board edges and turn-ins gilt-stamped, pink moiré endpapers, all edges gilt.Provenance: Infante Duc de Montpensier (sixth son of King Louis Philippe), husband of the Infanta Maria Louisa (Queen Isabella's sister), with his bookplate.

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        Pise Vue prise au dessus du Campo Santo

      Alfred Guesdon nasce a Nantes il 13 giugno del 1808, terminati gli studi classici parte nel 1829 alla volta di Parigi per entrare come allievo architetto nello studio di Antoine Martin Garnaud. Dal 1830 si dedicò a sperimentazioni e ricerche nel campo della litografia, prediligendo soggetti storici, vedute e panorami, tratti dai numerosi viaggi che egli fece in Europa. La peculiarità di queste vedute sta nel fatto che si tratta dei primi rilievi di città dall?alto, effettuati a bordo di una mongolfiera. Nel 1849 pubblica le tavole, in litografia, nel celebre L?Italie à vol d?oiseau., o storia e descrizione sommaria delle principali città di questo paese, di H. Etiennez, accompagnate da 40 grandi vedute generali, disegnate dal vero da Alfred Guesdon e litografate con due tinte da A. Rouargue, Jules Arnout, A. Cuvillier, A. Guesdon. Litografia tinta, lievi ossidazioni, generalmente in perfetto stato di conservazione. Molto rare. Bibliografia: D. Straffolino, Alfred Guesdon, L'Italie a vol d'oiseau (1849). La veduta a volo d'uccello dalle ali di Icaro alla mongolfiera; Cremonini, L?Italia nelle vedute e crate geografiche, pp. 241/242. Dimensioni 440x280 circa. Alfred Guesdon was born in Nantes, June the 13th 1808. Once he finished his classical studies, in 1829, he went to Paris, to study architecture as a pupil of Antoine Martin Garnaud. Starting from 1830, he devoted himself to experimentations and researches on the art of lithography, especially on historical subjects, views and landscapes he took from his many trips around Europe. The distinctiveness of these views is the fact that they are the first representations of the cities from above, realized on board of an air balloon. In 1849 he published the lithographic plates in the famous L?Italie à vol d?oiseau., o storia e descrizione sommaria delle principali città di questo paese, di H. Etiennez, accompagnate da 40 grandi vedute generali, disegnate dal vero da Alfred Guesdon e litografate con due tinte da A. Rouargue, Jules Arnout, A. Cuvillier, A. Guesdon. Color litograph, light oxidations, otherwise in very good condition. Very rare. Bibliografia: D. Straffolino, Alfred Guesdon, L'Italie a vol d'oiseau (1849). La veduta a volo d'uccello dalle ali di Icaro alla mongolfiera; Cremonini, L?Italia nelle vedute e crate geografiche, pp. 241/242. Dimensioni 440x280 circa. Parigi Paris

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        The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; being an account, botanical and geographical, of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, during a government botanical mission to that country ... Edited by Sir W.J. Hooker.

      London, Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1849 (-1851). 3 parts (bound in one). Folio (495 x 370mm). With a handcoloured vignette, showing the Himalayan mountains, on title and 30 handcoloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Later full green morocco, richly gilt ornamented spine with 2 red labels, frontcover with gilt lettered title within a gilt border. One of the most attractive botanical books of the nineteenth century. "An important work, both for the botanist and horticulturist since it contains descriptions and plates of many of the best garden Rhododendron species which can be grown in this country and an account of their discovery" (Great Flower Books). The text was edited by Sir William Hooker (1785-1865) from his son's field notes sent back from India. "The drawings, based on Hooker's dried specimens and field sketches, were by Kew's official botanical artist, Walter Hood Fitch. Fitch's vigorous, confident lines and bold colouring miraculously recreated exotic bloom - 29 had been delineated by the time the last plate appeared in 1851 - which excited the botanist and were to provide the gardener with some of our best garden species" (Desmond, The European discovery of the Indian flora p. 144). Joseph Dalton Hooker obtained through Lord Carlisle a grant to explore the central and eastern Himalayas. Second issue of part 1 only, no difference with the first edition except for the indication 'second edition'. This second isssue of the first part was printed in the same year as the first issue. Great Flower Books p. 60; Nissen BBI, 911.

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        A TREATISE IN THE DISEASES AND SURGICAL OPERATIONS OF THE MOUTH

      1849. JOURDAIN, M. A TREATISE IN THE DISEASES AND SURGICAL OPERATIONS OF THE MOUTH, AND PARTS ADJACENT: WITH NOTES OF INTERESTING CASES, ANCIENT AND MODERN. 2 VOLUMES. Baltimore: American Society of Dental Surgeons, 1849. 233 + 7-8, pp. 237-410, complete. Together with: BOND, Thos. E. A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON DENTAL MEDICINE, BEING A COMPENDIUM OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, AS CONNECTED WITH THE STUDY OF DENTAL SURGERY. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1851. 307 pp. 8vo., half black morocco stamped in gilt, raised bands, marbled paper covered boards. Boards and leather quite worn, scraped. Ex-library with usual markings. Appears to be the first English translation of Jourdain's 1778 work, complete in two volumes, with a third volume by Bond bound in. Front hinge cracked, front board and spine nearly detached. Occasional dampstaining to margins. A few pages have shallow chips, not affecting text. No illustrations. As is.

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        The Ancient Knight, Or, Chapters on Chivalry

      London: W. J. Cleaver, 1849. Hardcover. Near fine. 12mo. vi,192pp followed by 14pp. publisher's catalogue. Original green silk-effect cloth blocked in blind and with gilt spine titles and a gilt vignette of a knight in armor and on horseback on the upper board (repeated in blind on the lower board). Coated endpapers. Spine ever so slightly sunned, engraved bookplate, some spotting on the textblock edges else a near fine copy. Written for schoolboys 'who have, or ought to have, some knowledge of History'. Covers origin, progress and zenith of chivalry; education ot the ancient knight; privileges and varities of knighthood; tournament, joust and judicial combat; deeds of chivalry; and the abuses and decline of chivalry. Rare.

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        Viaggi di Gulliver

      Paulin et le Chevalier 1849 in 8° - pp.XXXVIII + 328 - Mezza pelle con titolo in oro al dorso - Edizione illustrata da 400 intagli - Lievi fioriture - Lungo taglio netto a pag 78 ma senza perdita di testo

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        Dancing Girls at Cairo

      F. G. Moon, lithographed by Louis Haghe 1849 Original tinted lithograph Half folio (approximately 10 x 14 inches exclusive of margins) unframed Excellent condition, conservatorially cleaned. Original colours, no modern additional colouring

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        Epistolario? con le inscrizioni greche triopee da lui tradotte e le lettere di Pietro Giordani e Pietro Colletta all'autore, raccolto e ordinato da Prospero Viani.

      Felice Le Monnier 1849 Due volumi di cm. 17, pp. (4) xii, 480; (4) 415 (5). Solida legatura di fine '800 in piena pergamena rigida con fregi, filetti e titoli in oro ai dorsi. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, con pochissime fioriture marginali. Alcune delle copie censite menzionano un foglietto d'errata non presente nel nostro esemplare. Non comune edizione originale del vasto epistolario leopardiano composta da 546 lettere. Cfr. Mazzatinti-Menghini (704).

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        Episodes of Insect Life: 1st Eds.: 3 Vols. (All three series published);

      London, Reeve, Benham & Reeve, 1849-51.. HARDBACKS, gilt embossed ornate pictorial covers and spines, in blue cloth covered slip case with gilt lettering on spine, coloured frontispiece in each vol., pages: xviii, 320; xvi, 326; xvii, 434, [ii], all edges gilt, many fine illustrations (some coloured), 134mm x 200mm (5.25" x 8"), former owners details on front end-papers, heads, tails and corners very lightly bumped, some light occasional spotting, one small gathering of pages in Vol. I slightly protruding, otherwise a very fine, clean and bright set, with stunning bindings. British Bee Books No. 264. From the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library. 2.1 Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage.

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        The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science and Art. 1849-1855. Volumes XVI, No. I - XXXVI, No. IV. (21 Volumes).

      New York: 1849-1855.. Sm. 4to. (18 cm. x 25 cm.). Half-bound leather over marbled boards; raised bands; five panels with gilt fillets and floral embellishments; gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges. Illus. with b/w engravings. There were slight variations in the bindings over the years; most but not all volumes have marbled endpapers. After 1851 the gilt embellishments were slightly more elaborate though very close in style to the earlier volumes and the titles became a bit bolder. Each volume contains four issues. The Eclectic Magazine, started in 1845, was part of a trend in publishing international opinions and reviews both due to growing public interest and because the original copyright holders were often not paid royalties. This set covers one of the most vibrant periods in both American and English literature. Aside from the reviews and discussions of English works, and the four high quality engravings per volume, and the hundred of articles on everything from the ascent of Mont Blanc to the Raj to British railroads, there are early reviews and discussions of Cooper, Melville, Hawthorne, Poe, and Emerson, many icons of what would later be called the American Renaissance. Some rubbing and scuffing to spines, corners, and edges, occasional scuffed boards, scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good tight and clean set which is uncommon in such a long consecutive early run.

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        The Illustrated Hand-Book a New Guide for Travelers [travellers] through the United States of America

      New York: Sherman & Smith, 1849.. Reprint. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed soiled and bumped. Slight darkening to page ends. Stamps of previous owner on fep and base of title page. Pencil annotation on ffep. Rear fold out map G+ with small tear at fore edge of centre fold. Contents tight. 234pp :: 125 highly finished engravings and a large and accurate map hand coloured in outline :: 150mm x 90mm (6" x 4") :: Containing a description of the states, cities, towns, villages, watering places, colleges etc.,etc.; with the railroad, stage, and steamboat routes, the distance from place to place, and the fares on the great travelling routes

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        Memoirs of the Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson KB. 2 volume set

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1849.. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. Rebacked.Cover rubbed and bumped. Small tear to part of fold out illustration in volume II with no loss. Slight darkening to page ends otherwise contents VG. xxxiv, 501pp; 668pp + adverts :: Engravings, facsimiles and fold out illustrations :: 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6")

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        Kit Carson The Prince of the Gold Hunters; or, The adventures of the Sacramento. A tale of the new El Dorado, founded

      Printed and published by George H. Williams, at the office of ?The Uncle Sam? [c1849]. 1 p. l., [7]-108 p. incl. plate; 26 cm. The Gold Rush of 1849 stimulated many to seek gold and others to read about it. Here is a novel suited to the mood. The character of the title bears no resemblance to the historical Kit Carson, but this book is credited with initiating pubic interest in the scout. (The plate, p. 45, promotes another sensational novel.) Cf Wright, Fiction I: 202 and Graff 122 (in both cases variant paging). stock#OB739. Vg, in original wrappers & slipcase.

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        Beretning om Corvetten Galathea´s Reise omkring Jorden 1845, 46 og 47.

      3 bind. C.A. Reitzel, København 1849-51. XII+495 + VIII+465 + 513+LXVII sider + trykfejlslister. I alt 20 litograferede plancher (titelbladene angiver 19), 1 facsimile og 5 foldede kort. Indbundet i tre fine samtidige sorte halvlæderbind med enkel stregforgyldning på ryggen. Indvendig lidt plettet (pga. papirkvaliteten).. Den sjældne førsteudgave af Steen Billes rejseberetning. Formålet med Steen Billes lange togt 1845-47 var at overdrage de danske besiddelser i Indien til Storbritannien, indlede kolonisering af Nikobarerne og foretage etnografiske og hydrografiske undersøgelser. Koloniseringen af Nikobarerne blev hurtigt opgivet, men Bille hjembragte betydeligt videnskabeligt materiale. ** Account on the Danish circumnavigation of the globe 1845-47. The purpose of the voyage was to lead the transition of the Danish colonies in India to Britain and to gather scientific material. Bille´s account is illustrated with etnographic litographs and maps

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        Rochester Mail Steamers 1849 small Broadside "18 Lake Ontario 49"

      Rochester: Steamboat Office, WM. Hubbard, Ag't (Daily Democrat), 1849. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good+. 5 1/4" x 9 1/4", Some light foxing and one 1/8" small hole near bottom in center, not affecting text. Otherwise, very good +, Daily line of United States Mail Steamers (Sundays Excepted,) for Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Lewiston, Toronto & Hamilton. The steamers BAY STATE Capt.Van Cleve CATARACT Capt. Chapman ONTARIO Capt. Throop NORTHERNER Capt. Childs One of the above boats will Leave Rochester Every Evening! At 7 o'clock, for Lewiston. Cars leave Lewiston o the arrival of the Boat, for Niagara Falls and Buffalo. Passengers arriving at Rochester by Railroad at 1 o'clock P.M. can have 5 hours to visit the city; those arriving by the Express Train at 5 o'clock, can stop 1 hours, take the Boat and arrive at the Falls at 6 o'clock A.M., Buffalo at 7 1/2 o'clock. or stop at the Falls 8 hours, and arrive at Buffalo at 4 P.M. in time for the evening Boats up Lake Erie. The above Boats connect at Lewiston with the Steamer Rochester for Hamilton, and the British Mail Steamers for Toronto. Carriages will call for passengers at 6 1/2 o'clock, to convey them to the Boat. For Passage, apply at the Steamboat Office, basement of the Eagle Head Hotel. WM. Hubbard, Ag't. Daily Democrat Print Rochester, 1849

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        Beretning om Corvetten Galathea's Reise omkring Jorden 1845, 46 og 47.

      3 vols. Copenhagen 1849-51. With 5 folding maps, 20 lithographed plates and one facsimile. Nice contp. halfleather with spines gilt. As usual weakly stained. Rebacked with the orig. spines. Name on titlepage in vol. I.. Sabin 5399. The offical account of the first Danish circumnavigation. The voyage was made between 1845 and 1847. All visits are described: East Indies, Singapore, Java, Macao, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Canton, Tahiti and Hawaii (3 chapters with 3 plates). The lithograped plates are made after drawings by Paul Plum. The purpose of the voyage was the exploration of the Nicobar Islands, scientific expoloration and the forming of trade agreements. "This expedition's visit in the Hawaiian Islands was characterized by reciprocal good will. The editor of the "Friend" commented upon the ship's departure from Honolulu (Nov. 2, 1846): "visit of the Galathea in our waters has been in the highest degree agreeable. The gentlemanly conduct of her officers, the zeal of her scientific corps, and the good behaviour of the seamen, reflect the highest honour upon their nation." Forbes 1723. There are 3 plates of Hawaiian interest in Vol.III

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        The History of Timothy Brown

      (England), 1849. Octavo. 5ff. Verse manuscript with original watercolor illustrations: full-page for cover title and title-page, and sixteen vignettes throughout the text. This tells the tale of Timothy Brown, who is introduced as "a wild little lad" who constantly tears his clothes and searches for ways to spend his days in idle pursuits. He is coerced by a passing sailor to join the Royal Navy as a cabin boy without informing his family. Once at sea, however, he discovers that the work is hard, and he hatches a plan to desert by hiding in the captain's launch. He is discovered and duly flogged, but he gradually accepts his role and resolves to become a better sailor. Eventually, he reconciles with his family, becomes a hero for his valorious conduct during a sea battle with the French fleet, and is promoted to Captain. Although such stories of reformed wayward youth were common tools for shaping the morality of children, this particular story does not appear to be drawn from a known source. The text is augmented throughout by colorful watercolors executed in a competent folk-art style. Some faint spotting and light wear along edges of leaves and along extremities of illustrated blue wrappers, else a fine example of a fragile work, housed in a cloth chemise.

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        The Illustrated Hand-Book a New Guide for Travelers [travellers] through the United States of America

      G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed soiled and bumped. Slight darkening to page ends. Stamps of previous owner on fep and base of title page. Pencil annotation on ffep. Rear fold out map G+ with small tear at fore edge of centre fold. Contents tight Reprint Red/gilt hardback cloth cover 234pp :: 125 highly finished engravings and a large and accurate map hand coloured in outline :: 150mm x 90mm (6" x 4") :: Containing a description of the states, cities, towns, villages, watering places, colleges etc., etc.; with the railroad, stage, and steamboat routes, the distance from place to place, and the fares on the great travelling routes

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        Mardi: and A Voyage Thither

      Harper & Brothers NY: Harper & Brothers, 1849. Two octavo volumes. 365; 387pp., + 8pp. ads. First American edition. Mardi was Melville's third book, and his third on the theme of South Pacific exploration. In the novel, an American sailor deserts his whaling ship in order to pursue his own adventures. At the time of its publication, Mardi was considered a critical failure, but it is now viewed by many as the first novel in which Melville began to develop his characteristic voice as a writer. Bound in blue-green T cloth, elaborately blind-stamped, with gilt title to spine. Corners faintly rubbed, tiny hole to head of spine and slight dampstain to lower front cover on Volume I, occasional foxing throughout, as usual. Despite these very minor faults, this is still a very bright and nearly fine set. The Skiff-Doheny copy with their bookplates.

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        Vues de Rome antique et moderne. Nouvelle Recueil de No. 60.

      Quer-Kl.8° (11 x 15.5 cm), o. P.: gest. Titelbl., 60 gest. Taf., Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. m. gepunztem u. goldgepr. Rücken., Ecken u. Kanten etw. berieben, Bezugspapier im Bereich der Überlappung des Leders geschwärzt, Fleck in ob. Ecke der Vs., wenige Taf. min. stockfl. (davon 2 im Stich); durchgeh. breitrandige Stiche. Hübsche Veduten, gestochen von Domenico Pronti. Plattengrösse jew. ca. 5 x 7 cm.

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        Patent for for a Rotary Engine in 1849

      Israel Ginsman, of New York is granted an English patent for "Improvements in the construction of the rotary engine to be worked by Steam, Air, or other elastic fluid". Edinburgh 1849. A six page manuscript document on vellum 12 x 10", mostly in Latin. One fold, some soil from handling, as usual. The first attempts to produce a working and efficient rotary engine in the late 1830's produced a wave of creative activity, but no engines of enduring practicality. Even the modern Wankel engine is no longer used in automobiles. Still, by the late 1840's a number of prototypes were in operation with varying degrees of success, primarily for use in sawmills. Ginsman spent the enormous sum of L80, Scots to register his patent.

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        San Francisco, 1849

      Henry FirksSan Francisco, 1849Published by W. H. Jones, 1849 [1880]Hand-colored lithograph26? x 41 1/4? framedThe growth of America and the burgeoning of its cities was spendidly documented in views and panoramas of the nineteenth century.  Before the development of the railroad, trade and development was based upon access to the sea and cities such as Boston, New York, New Orleans and San Francisco benefited from their great ocean harbors.  The mid-nineteenth century was a period of spectacular growth for the latter of these cities, resulting from the discovery of gold and the technological advances in shipping created by the development of the clipper ship which allowed for rapid trans-American transportation.California?s Coloma Valley became the new El Dorado after the discovery of gold in January 1848.  The gold fever that ensued led to the arrival of thousands of trappers, miners, farmers, preachers, lawyers, sailors, soldiers, schoolteachers, and gold seekers of every trade and nationality.  A journalist for the newly launched San Francisco Daily Herald noted: Since the discovery of California gold the American republic has been constantly reminded by some of its trans-atlantic  well-wishers that the precious metals of Mexico and Peru were the signal and cause for the decline of Spanish grandeur and Spanish power . . . The American mind seems to have an abiding faith in the capacity of the country to survive the luxury engendered by the influx of gold, and the citizens of the republic have little fear that the strength of the States is to be diminished by an increase of wealth... Although barely more than half an ounce per man per day was found, almost two million five hundred thousand ounces of gold passed through buyers? and dealers? hands during one twelve month period.The effect upon the San Francisco economy was monumental as seen in San Francisco, 1849.  The city?s harbor swelled with ships and the once small trading post was unable to accommodate the many new arrivals, as seen by the tents erected to the right of the scene. The gold trade enabled many other trades to establish most supporting the city?s new physical growth.  Thus, Henry Firks noted the many stores that had opened in San Francisco and which heralded a growth in the golden city which once established never faded. Henry Firks was a painter whose works are held in the collections of the Bancroft Library, California Society of Pioneers, and the University of California.

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the adjoining countries, from the latter part of the reign of Edward II. to the coronation of Henry IV. Translated from the French editions, with variations and additions from many celebrated Mss. By Thomas Johnes, Esq. To which is prefixed, a life of the author, and essay on his works, and a criticism on his history. In two volumes.

      London: Henry G. Bohn..., 1849.. 2 vols., large thick 8vo, 240 X 170mm., chromo-litho. frontis., to each vol., chromo-litho. titles, coloured general title to vol. 1, printed titles, 72 other chromo-litho. plates, all the chromo-litho. plates with additional hand-colouring and heightened with gilt, tissue guards, wood-engr. illus. in text, contemporary half red morocco, gilt, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with appropriate designs of swords and armour, a.e.g, by J. Wright, gilt stamp of Signet Library on upper covers, sl. rubbing at edges, spines a bit darkened, but an attractive set. [The coloured illustrations are from 'Illuminated illustrations of Froissart: selected from the Mss. In the British Museum and the Bibliotheque Nationale... By Henry Noel Humphreys, 1844-45 (In two series). As the National Library of Wales notes, in their entry for Humphrey's work, the illustrations were 'Intended to accompany Smith's edition of the Chronicles, London, 1844... Both series, with the plates inserted in their proper places are found in the reissue of Smith's edition, London, H.G. Bohn, 1855.' (and also, it appears, in the present copy in 1849.) A very attractive series of plates in fresh condition.]

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        HISTOOIRE NATURELLE DES QUINQUINAS

      1849. Paperback. Very Good. WEDDELL, Hugh Algernon. HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES QUINQUINAS, ou Monographie du Genre Chinchona, suivie d'une Description du Genre Cascarella et de quelques autres Plantes de la meme Tribu. Ouvrage accompagnee de 21 Planches dessinees par Riocreux et de Steinheil. Paris: Victor Masson, 1849. First edition of Weddell's major work. Illustrated with a frontispiece etching of a South American landscape, thirty botanical plates and a map of the Andes. Large folio. 19x14 in. viii, [3] ff., 108 pp. + XXX ff. + [1] f. Weddell travelled for five years in Peru, Paraguay and Bolivia, identifying fifteen different species of "fever-bark," from which quinine is obtained. He brought back specimens for the Jardin des Plantes, from which chinchona forests were established in the East Indies. The map and the last three plates, which illustrate bark specimens, are beautifully hand-colored. In original printed wrappers, reinforced, repaired, and rebacked. Corners of the first vii pages chipped and dog- eared, not affecting printed area. Small chips to endleaves. Neat owner's signature on title. A very good copy of an important book. (Pritzel 10042; Nissen 2123).

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        Traité signes de la mort et des moyens de prévenir les enterrements prématurés

      J. B. Bailliere Paris: J.-B. Baillière. 1849. First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], vi, 407; a few small illus. in the text; orig. brown printed wrappers; curled at edges and very slightly chipped, else very good. "Ouvrage couronné par l'Institut de France." An early work by the prolific French medical doctor.

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        Fine Signature Dated 1849 Accompanied with Envelope and Charles Dickens' Wax Seal

      The First Edition has for sale this rare, collectable and fine example of a Charles Dickens signature which is the end of a letter and is dated 1849. The paper is in Very Good condition with vertical and horizontal folds and mounts to the reverse. It is accompanied with an envelope made out in Charles Dickens hand and bearing a Penny Red stamp and Dickens' wax seal to the reverse An extremely attractive and presentable Charles Dickens autograph with his rarely found wax seal

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        The Mabinogion from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest, and other ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English Translation and Notes

      Longman & ReesLondon & Llandovery, 1849. First complete edition. 3 Vols: xxiii, 411 pp, 444 pp, 400 pp (nb. Vol III bound without Part VI - Pwyll Pendefig Dyfed, pp 5-76)..Marbled boards and end papers. Spines have dark labels and 5 raised bands with particularly fine gold tooling, in excellent condition. Several facsimile documents and illustrations. Some rubbing on boards, internally clean and bright. The 11 tales draw on pre-Christian Celtic mythology, international folktale motifs, and early medieval historical traditions, and are considered a prose masterpiece of medieval Welsh and indeed European literature. The stories preserve much of the ancient mythology of the British Celts. Lady Charlotte Guest (1812 -1895), later Lady Charlotte Schreiber, was an English translator and wife of the Welsh ironmaster Sir Josiah Guest.. A very handsome set.

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        British Butterflies and their Transformations. Arranged and illustrated in a Series of Plates by H.N. Humphreys with Characters and Descriptions by J.O. Westwood. [Second Edition]

      William S Orr, 1849. Roy. 8vo., Second Edition, with hand-coloured and printed titles, and 42 fine engraved plates COLOURED BY HAND, small inscription on blank preliminary; attractively bound in contemporary blue half morocco, pebble-grain cloth boards ruled in gilt, back with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments richly tooled and ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, an unusually bright, crisp, clean copy.Nice copy of the first one-volume edition, combining in unabridged state the two volumes of the first edition of 1841.Freeman 3951.

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        Constitution of the State of California

      San Francisco: Printed at the Office of the Alta California, 1849. Octavo. (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches). Uncut. 19pp. Stitched, later red cloth four fold chemise, all within a red morocco-backed cloth slipcase, titled in gilt on the spine. The rare first separate printing of California's first Constitution: this is one of the most important and difficult to obtain state Constitutions, and includes the very rare three-page "Address" found in only a few copies. "The first appearance of the Constitution in book form and one of the earliest works printed in San Francisco" (Cowan). This copy contains the very rare final signature of leaves issued only with some copies, which comprise a three-page "Address to the People of California" (pages 17-19). The Eberstadts describe these last three pages as lacking from most copies, and it appears that many copies of the constitution were distributed before the "Address" had been printed. Section 18 of Article I (the "Declaration of Rights") bans slavery. "The text was a model of advanced, liberal, and democratic social and political thought" (Howell). California became a state in 1850. AII (California) 89; Cowan, p.140; Eberstadt 112:63a; Fahey 127; Graff 539; Greenwood 124; Howell 50:46; Jones 245; Libros Californianos (Wagner & Bliss lists); Streeter Sale 2553; Sabin 9998; Wagner California Imprints 37.

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        Der Badische Wehrstand seit dem Siebenzehnten Jahrhundert bis zu Ende der Franzosischen Revolutionskriege. Bilder Deutschen Wehrstandes. Mit Zeichnungen von Feodor Dietz, Lucian Reich und Moritz von Schwind

      Karlsruhe: Herder'sche Buch Handlung, 1849 Believed first edition. All text in German. 310 pages. With 8 full page color illustrations depicting various soldiers and the colors of their uniforms, a full page color map, a fold out chart, and many large decorative initials at the beginning of chapters, as well as several black and white illustrations. With a blank endpaper, half title, title page, secondary title pages following the title page, a table of contents, 310 pages of text and a rear blank endpaper. Collated and complete. A history of the Baden (Germany) Army, an imperial army at the service of the Holy Roman Empire, from its inception in the seventh century to the French Revolution. In GOOD condition. Bound in a rather unattractive marbled light and dark board with a brown cloth backstrip. Handwritten title label on the spine. Moderate to heavy scuffing to the covers, especially to the rear. Minor soiling. Spine darkened and soiled with some chipping to the head and foot, resulting in very minor loss of cloth. Extremities scuffed and bumped, especially to the corners. The interior is solid, with the table of contents pages browned, as well as pages 249 to the end. They appear to have been made to a different consistency. Page 159 had been TORN almost along the gutter and was repaired by a previous owner with tape which has yellowed. This page also has a 3 inch piece of tape along the center fore edge. The illustration following this page was also TORN and repaired in the same manner, with now very yellowed tape. Minor sporadic foxing to most of the pages, with heavier foxing to the pages following page 249. Page 286 has 2 small arrows in pen in the margin and very minor notations in the text. No other notations were found. Solid copy of this work in GOOD condition. Photos available upon request.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        LE JOURNAL POUR RIRE. Journal d?images, journal comique, critique, satirique et moqueur. Un numéro tous les samedi.

      In folio gr. (mm. 603 x 433), mz. tela mod. Di questo affascinante settimanale satirico, diretto da Ch. Philipon (fondatore del ?Chiarivari?, della ?Caricature Politique?, ecc.), di pp. 4 cad. numero, interamente illustrato da vignette inc. su legno, offriamo le seguenti annate, complete in 52 numeri, ben conservate: - 1949 (dal n. 49 al n. 100) - 1950 (dal n. 101 al n. 152). Cad. annata.

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        Kalevala. Toinen painos (Second impression).

      Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran (The Finnish Literary Society), Helsinki 1849. 8vo. IX+(1)+368+(2) pages. Contemporary dark green half-calf binding. Slight edgewear. Bookplates on front pastedown. Pencil notes (in Finnish) on back endpaper.. Attractive copy of the first complete edition of the Finnish national epic. ** Elias Lönnrot (1802-84) stands as the all-time pioneer in refining and preserving the Finnish language which thorugh centuries was threatened by Swedish. From the late 1820s, Lönnrot (who originally was a doctor) collected folk tales from peasants (quite in the European romantic tradition and spirit). The monumental result of these efforts was the first version of the Kalevala (1835-36), which was expanded to the second and final version (the so-called "New Kalavala" in 1849

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        Lucretia Rudolph’s signed schoolbook, “Xenophon’s Anabasis” in Greek, with notations in Greek and English by her and James – both read and spoke Greek. James Garfield's signature on clipped paper laid in to book

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below: Book “Xenophon’s Anabasis” in Greek with notes in English by C. Anthon, 632 pages, 4.5” x 7.5”. New York: 1847. Signed on the first blank flyleaf “Lucretia Rudolph.” Tears at left edge of flyleaf. Affixed opposite this page, inside the front cover, is a 2.75” x 1.5” label imprinted “Inter Folia Fructus / Library of / James A. Garfield.” Bound in leather. Gilt lettering on label on spine. Bumped corners. Some pages foxed and soiled; one section of text block loose. Boards and spine professionally restored to good condition. Signature, "J A Garfield MC", on paper cut to 3.5" X 1.25", laid in to book. From JamesGarfield.org: “In 1849, Garfield’s mother persuaded him to enter Geauga Academy in Chester, Ohio, which was about ten miles from his home. During his vacations he learned and practiced carpentry and helped at harvest, he taught and did anything and everything to get money to pay for his schooling. After his first term, he needed no aid from home, he had reached the point were he was self-sufficient. While at Chester, he met a Miss Lucretia Rudolph, his future wife. He was attracted at first by her interest in the same intellectual pursuits, and he quickly discovered sympathy in other tastes and a congeniality of disposition, which paved the way for the one great love of his life.” The “Anabasis” is the account made by Xenophon of the retreat of the Greek troops that had tried to help Cyrus against Artaxerxes. Following an eight page biography of Xenophon in English, preceding the text in Greek, is a fold-out 11” x 7.5” “Map to illustrate the Expedition of Cyrus, and the retreat of the Ten Thousand Greeks. Compiled from authentic Documents, By W. Francis Ainsworth” and a 7.5” x 4.5” “Plan of the Battle of Cunaxa, according to M. de la Luzerne,” each with a tear at lower blank corner. There are notations in pencil in Greek and English in this book, by Lucretia and James. There was a class taught at Geauga in Xenophon’s Anabasis attended by Lucretia and James, although possibly not at the same time. This book was used by Lucretia and possibly by James. It was undoubtedly read by both. J.N. Bundy writes in “The Nation’s Hero: In Memoriam. The Life of James Abram Garfield” by J.M. Bundy (New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1881) about Lucretia and James: “The acquaintance begun at Chester, many years previous, when both were students at the Geauga Seminary, had ripened into congenial companionship in the studies and reading pursued together at Hiram, where he found her living near the Institute. She became Garfield’s pupil, some time afterward, and recited to him in Latin, Greek, and geometry, as well as in some other branches of study. She was a remarkably fine scholar, with keen perceptions, quick intuitions, and high ambitions. She sympathized with all of Garfield’s strenuous struggles for a college education. She was his complement and better self. Their union was inevitable, and they were engaged in 1854, just as Garfield was about to set out for Williams.” On November 11, 1858, James A. Garfield and Lucretia Rudolph were married.

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        The Illustrated Hand-Book a New Guide for Travelers [travellers] through the United States of America

      New York: Sherman & Smith. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed soiled and bumped. Slight darkening to page ends. Stamps of previous owner on fep and base of title page. Pencil annotation on ffep. Rear fold out map G+ with small tear at fore edge of centre fold. Contents tight. 1849. Reprint. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover. 234pp :: 125 highly finished engravings and a large and accurate map hand coloured in outline :: 150mm x 90mm (6" x 4") :: Containing a description of the states, cities, towns, villages, watering places, colleges etc.,etc.; with the railroad, stage, and steamboat routes, the distance from place to place, and the fares on the great travelling routes .

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        Tjensteqvinnans son.

      En själs utvecklingshistoria (1849-1867). Stockholm, Albert Bonniers Förlag 1886. 8:o. Originalupplaga. (4),261,(3 sista blank) s. Trådhäftad. Oskuren i tryckta originalomslag. 10 x 10 mm saknas främre omslag nedre hörn vid rygg samt 4 x 4 mm bakre omslag övre hörn vid rygg. En länsgående spricka i ryggen samt ytterligare en på 7 cm. Med: Ibid. Jäsningstider. En själs utvecklingshistoria (1867-1872). Stockholm, Albert Bonniers Förlag 1886. 8:o. Fjerde tusendet. (4),282,(2 sista blank) s. Trådhäftad. Oskuren och till stora delar ouppskuren i tryckta originalomslag. Förläggarstämpel på främre. Limmad längsgående spricka i ryggen, mindre bitar saknas. Med: Ibid. I Röda Rummet. En själs utvecklingshistoria (1872-1875). Stockholm. Albert Bonniers Förlag 1887. 8:o. Andra tusendet. (4),168,(2 sista blank) s. Trådhäftad. Oskuren i tryckta originalomslag. 42 mm spricka i ryggen. Med: Ibid. Författaren (1877-1887). Stockholm. Albert Bonniers Förlag 1909. 8:o. Originalupplagan. 176,(2 sista blank) s. Trådhäftad. Oskuren och ouppskuren i tryckta originalomslag. Med: Ibid. Han och hon (1875-1876). Stockholm. Albert Bonniers Förlag 1919. 8:o. Första upplagan. 237,(1 blank) s. Trådhäftad. Oskuren i tryckta originalomslag. Liten fläck främre omslag. 18,5 x 12 cm. Sista volymen 19,5 x 12,5 cm

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        TJENSTEQVINNANS SON I-V.

      (I). Tjensteqvinnans son. En själs utvecklingshistoria (1849-1867). Stockholm: Bonniers, 1886. Originalupplagan. (4), 261, (2) s. II. Tjensteqvinnans son. Jäsningstiden. En själs utvecklingshistoria (1867-1872). Stockholm: Bonniers, 1886. Originalupplagans tredje tusende. (4), 282, (1) s. III. Tjensteqvinnans son. I Röda rummet. En själs utvecklingshistoria (1872-1875). Stockholm: Bonniers, 1887. Originalupplagans andra tusende. (4), 168, (1) s. (IV). Tjänstekvinnans son. Författaren. (1877-1887). Stockholm: Bonniers, 1909. Originalupplagan. 176, (1) s. (V). Tjänstekvinnans son. Han och hon. En själs utvecklingshistoria (1887-76). Stockholm: Bonniers, 1919. Originalupplagan. 237, (2) s. 5 volymer i handbundna modernare halvskinnband (Peter Meyer, Beck & Son, Stockholm) med ryggdekor och hela guldsnitt. Volym I-IV i ljusbrunt skinn och del V i rött skinn m. a. o. i avvikande färg. Volym I och V inbundna med främre omslag. Volym II-IV inbundna med både främre och bakre omslag.. Zetterlund I: 34, 35, 36 och 117. - Fjärde volymen med gåvotillskrift på främre omslaget "Folke Henschen af S og" skriven av Signe Thiel till sin blivande man

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        Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

      Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1849. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good plus. Three thick 8vo volumes. xii,1093;viii,1219;viii, 496pp. Modern quarter calf, gilt titles. Maroon cloth sides. Marbled endpapers. illustrated throughout with woodcuts. A very good plus set. Smith (1813-1893) was a noted Lexicographer. His first attempt was the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities of 1842; this was followed by the present work in 1849. In 1857 he published a Greek and Roman Geography. Thereafter he published school, Latin and Ecclesiastical dictionaries.

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        Memoirs of the Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson KB. 2 volume set

      London: T. and W. Boone. Rebacked. Cover rubbed and bumped. Small tear to part of fold out illustration in volume II with no loss. Slight darkening to page ends otherwise contents VG. 1849. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. xxxiv, 501pp; 668pp + adverts :: Engravings, facsimiles and fold out illustrations :: 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6") .

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        PL 111 Musk Ox The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Matted in Ivory Rag Board, 12 x 16 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American wildlife painters: John James Audubon, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what John James Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon's home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon's prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000)

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        Pl 116 American Black or Silver Fox The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Archivally matted and famed as shown. Sized to 19.5 x 17.5 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Fine condition A Fine and rare original lithotint on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American naturalist painters: John James, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon's home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon's prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000)

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        Pl 146 Nine-banded Armadillo The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Matted in Ivory Rag Board, 12 x 16 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American wildlife painters: John James Audubon, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what John James Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon's home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon's prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000)

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        Pl. 73 Rocky Mountain Sheep The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Matted in Ivory Rag Board, 12 x 16 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American wildlife painters: John James Audubon, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what John James Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon's home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon's prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000)

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