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         A Christmas Carol 6th edition [In prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas ]

      London:: Chapman and Hall,, 1844.. Sixth Edition (stated).. Hardcover. Internally: G; binding: VG. [vi], 166pp +[2] adverts, plus Leech's text illustrations and the 4 hand-coloured plates. Title in red and black. Faded early ownership name to front free endpaper. Early bookseller's miniature label to top corner of pastedown. Well read: no deliberate marks to pages, but a fair amount of light soiling and occasional foxing, small stains to some margins, and a few pages with corner creases and slight edge wear. All edges gilt. In the original binding of vertical-grained brown cloth, decorated in blind and gilt: firm and fresh, spine bright, extremities blunted, front gilt a little rubbed. A very good copy.

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         Les Trois Mousquetaires [The Three Musketeers]

      Paris: Baudry, 1844. First Edition. 1/2 morocco. Near fine. 8 vols. in 4. 1st edition (in French), the authentic authorized Paris 1st printing. Scarce (OCLC lists 7 sets). A daily serialization in the newspaper Le Siècle (The Century) precedes, as do some of the multi-volume serializations by the Brussels pirates. Half French morocco, light foxing to first and last few pages, else fine, tall, wide, and complete (8 volumes, 8 half-titles, 8 contents leaves), unmarked internally by pen, pencil or stamp, and unworn externally. A superior copy of the most famous historical romance in the history of literature. If Le Chevalier D'Harmental (1842) is Dumas' first great historical novel (and it is), then Mousquetaires is the one that is most universally applauded as his best, despite La Reine Margot (1845) being equal in plotline and characters, and finer in style. Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1845) is also Mousquetaires' equal from every aspect, but it is the odd Dumas novel that is not, strictly, historical romance.

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         The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 8vo. 624 pp. Half bound in dark green morocco over green cloth, spine with 5 gilt raised bands and gilt lettering, marbled edges and endpapers, engraved frontispiece and vignette titlepage along with 38 additional plates by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). Bound without the half-title, all else as called for in Smith (including the later state 14 line errata leaf). A very attractive copy of Dickens' sixth novel. Smith I, 7; Gimbel A 72. Moderate foxing to the frontispiece and vignette titlepage, a bit of other scattered foxing, but most leaves and plates are quite clean.

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         Memoria del Exmo. Señor Don Bernardo O'Higgins Capitán Jeneral en la República de Chile, Brigadier en la de Buenos-Aires, Gran Mariscal en la del Perú y socio protector en la Sociedad de Agricultura & c. Encomendada por la Sociedad de Agricultura al socio dignidad chantre de esta Santa Iglesia Metropolitana Dr. D. Casimiro Albano.

      Imprenta de La Opinión 1844 - Memoria del Exmo. Señor Don Bernardo O¿Higgins Capitán Jeneral en la República de Chile, Brigadier en la de Buenos-Aires, Gran Mariscal en la del Perú y socio protector en la Sociedad de Agricultura & c. Encomendada por la Sociedad de Agricultura al socio dignidad chantre de esta Santa Iglesia Metropolitana Dr. D. Casimiro Albano. [¿Santiago de Chile?], Imprenta de La Opinión, 1844. 267p. 1h. Pequeño grabado en frontis. Firma de antiguo propietario en portada. Ejemplar encuadernado con cinco nervios y dorados (algunos desgastes ¿ ver foto-). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Die Theorie des Dr. List vom Fabrikstaate und ihre geschichtelichen undstatistischen Stutzen

      Alexander Duncker 1844 - Original wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         A Christmas Carol

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1844. First American edition. A lovely copy of the first American printing, bound in a late 19th century (or possibly early 20th century) full blue morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf. Gilt rule on the front and rear boards, with small holly sprigs in each corner (inlaid with red morocco berries), spine with five raised bands, gilt-ruled, also with inlaid red morocco holly sprigs. Top edge gilt, marbled end papers, original cloth bound in at the end (publisher's gift binding with extra gilt). In all a lovely copy of the first American edition in an fine binding. Illustrated with eight plates by John Leech, four of which are hand-colored (as issued). Dickens' most beloved Christmas story of Ebenezer Scrooge's redemption after being visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is made to see the dangers and consequences of his miserly ways and awakens the following morning infused with the spirit of Christmas giving. "A tale to make the reader laugh and cry - to open his hands, and open his heart to charity even toward the uncharitable ... a dainty dish to set before a King." (Contemporary review in London's Athenaeum magazine).

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         The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. including A Journal of his Tour to the Hebrides (10 volume set)

      London: John Murray, 1844. Hardcover. Good. Complete in ten volumes. 12mo. A new edition. Later marbled paper covered boards with leather spines and corners, raised bands. Good condition overall. Marbled end papers. Contents are generally quite neat. From the personal collection of American author Osmond Tiffany with his bookplate on all front paste downs. Worn library bookplate on paste down as well, perforation to title pages, small red stamps to verso; no other marks/wear as such. Leather worn at edges with some flaking, especially at heads. All boards attached; some hinges are a bit tender.

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         Évangiles de Dimanches et Fétes.

      Chalons-S-Marne: Imprimerie Lithographique Barbat, 1844. 8 1/4 x 11. 319 pages. Collation: (12), 11-107, (3), 113-148, (4), 149-315, (2) pages. A few preliminary pages appear shuffled in order--despite being in the original binding. Entirely lithographed in colors, silver, and gold on glazed white paper. These Gospels for Sundays and holidays are set within elaborate ornate frames or cartouches and presented as double spreads. Each dazzling spread has a different frame, which are very varied in design. Some frames are rococco. Some of the cruciform borders in the Passion section approach Art Deco. Some are irridescent, changing color. There is a great deal of silver & gold printing; the text is also printed in various single colors or gold. Publisher's thin enameled card covers printed lithographically in gold from transferred type. Some light foxing on preliminary leaves, very slight separation between some leaves, light cover soil, a very good copy of a truly stunning work. Scarce in the original wraps. To describe Louis Barbat ( 1795-1870) as the inventor of chromolithography* may be a reach too far. But it is certain that he experimented with and developed techniques of his own. Having studied drawing under the engraver Charles-Nicolas Varin, Barbat began experimenting with lithography in 1825, collecting ancient drawings, maps, and views of Chalon for his subjects. He and his son Pierre-Michael opened their shop in 1833. On January 3, 1834 Barbat received a patent to adapt a printing press to print several colors at once, with only one impression. Barbat's series of lithographed calendars began in 1834. In 1838 Barbat began producing, in a great number of designs, elaborate and richly colored & metallic wine labels and trade cards for the Champagne merchants. (The Sorbonne dictionary describes these in some detail.) The labels and cards were printed on white "porcelaine" paper in the Belgian manner. Barbat's entry for the 1839 Paris exposition, which included some of the title pages for the Evangiles were praised for the brilliance of the colors and the gold. Following on this success, after patient researches and a number of tries, according to Lhote, Barbat was able to produce the most varied colors in a full range of tones from the most vigorous to the sweetest, and by "d'ingenieux procêdees" achieved fused shades. At the 1844 Paris exposition Barbat was awarded the silver medal for Évangiles. This copy of Évangiles is printed entirely upon enameled or "porcelaine" paper. Coated papers, which absorb less moisture during printing, give greater richness to printed colors. They were preferred for powdered bronze, silver, & gold as it was easier to brush powder away from unwanted areas. Unusual for the time, Barbat's paper was coated on both sides, allowing the beautiful double spreads. (Midolle also used coated paper, but on one side only; his plates are printed on the rectos only.) Twyman discusses at length this "notable" and "extravagant quarto," which was said to rival the productions of Curmer. "All the text was transferred from modern-face types and printed lithographically with almost miraculous consistency. This in itself was a major technical achievement...." (p. 181) Twyman compares this to Didot's attempt a few years earlier with Champollion's Egyptian grammar, finding the transferring very variable in quality. In fact, half way through production Didot gave up the effort and reverted to letterpress. * Il ne suffit pas de citer M. Barbat, qui ne fut simple lithographe, mais dont le nom tient à la fois à l'histoire à litterature locales, à l'archéologie et encore à découverte importante, à la naissance d'un art qui nous a valu des productions merveilleuses, c'est-a-dire à la chromolithographie, dont il fut l'inventeur. --Amadee Lhote, Histoire de l'imprimerie à Chalons-sur-Marne: notices biographiques et bibliographiques sur les imprimeurs, libraires, relieurs et lithographes (1488-1894) avec marques typographiques et illustrations. 1894 . Pp. 217-219. Twyman, A History of Chromolithography pp. 166, 180-81, 191, 275-77, 432, 521; plates 136 & 355. Sorbonne on-line Dictionnaire des Imprimeurs-lithographes du XIXe siècle. http://elec.enc.sorbonne.fr/imprimeurs/node/25137.

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         The Life of Baber, Emperor of Hindostan

      1844 - 1st edition. With an extending map & genealogical table. 8vo. Original blind embossed cloth. Both inner joints cracked at endpapers. Very good and clean otherwise. xxii,339pp. errata and notes page. James Darling. London. Signed - ?Ellenborough? - and with stamp - ?Earl of Ellenborough's Heirlooms? on front pastedown endpaper, which also bears the armorial bookplate - Southam de la Bere / Earl of Ellenborough. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire pittoresque de la Franc-Maçonnerie et des sociétés secrètes anciennes et modernes. 3e édition.

      Paris, Pagnerre, 1844, gd. in 8°, de IV-407 pp., ill. de 25 planches gravées sur acier h. t., demi-veau bleu époque, dos orné, rel. lèg. frottée, 1er plat de couv. cons. collée en garde intérieure, qq. rares rousseurs. (ex-libris gravé René Edeline (1931) dit Tourangeau la Franchise, compagnon boulanger du Devoir; puis cachet à froid F. Bastien) Célèbre ouvrage particulièrement recherché pour les superbes gravures sur acier. Rappelons que ce livre valut à son auteur la condamnation du Grand Orient à une amende et deux années de suspension, pour avoir violé le serment de discrétion. Il fut d'ailleurs d'après Caillet en partie détruit. L'appendice renferme des renseignements intéressant sur les Fendeurs, la Charbonnerie, les Rose-Croix, les Templiers, les Carbonari, l'ordre d'Héredom de Kilwinning, l'origine de l'Ecossisme, les sociétés secrètes allemandes... etc. ¶ Caillet n°2388 - Dorbon n°759 - Fesch p. 326.

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         A Christmas Carol in Prose

      Probable first American edition. 8vo. Original light blue-green printed wrappers. New York, Harper & Brothers.

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         Usi e costumi sociali, politici e religiosi di tutti i popoli del mondo. Da documenti autentici e dai viaggi migliori e più recenti. Traduzione riveduta dal Cibrario con osservazioni e aggiunte: Africa e America, Asia, Oceania, Europa.

      - Torino, Fontana, 1844-47, voll. 4, in-4, mezza pelle. Con 235 belle litografie a colori di costumi. Il numero delle tavole varia da copia a copia, le stesse bibliografie difficilmente concordano. Anche i vari esemplari presenti su ICCU hanno un numero diverso di tavole. Il nostro esemplare ha 235 bellissime tavole. L'edizione originale di Bruxelles 1843-44 aveva solo 200 tavole. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Catalogue raisonné des estampes du Cabinet de feu Madame la Comtesse d'Einsiedel de Reibersdorf. 2 Bde.

      IX, 424 S., 3 Bl. XIII S., 1 Bl., 494 S., 1 Bl. OBrosch. (kl. Klebezettel am Rücken, geringe Läsuren). Durch den Kustos (ab 1844 Direktor) des Dresdner Kupferstichkabinetts zum Zwecke der Versteigerung zusammengestellter Katalog der Sammlung der Gräfin Eleonore Henriette von Einsiedel-Reibersdorf (1733-1806). - Mit eigenhändiger Widmung des Verfassers an Bernhard August von Lindenau, "dem würdigen Chef der Königl. Sächs. Museen". - Die über mehrere Jahrzehnte mit großem Eifer entstandene Kupferstichsammlung erregte seinerzeit nicht nur wegen ihres Umfangs, sondern vor allem der Vollständigkeit, Seltenheit wie Qualität der Blätter Aufsehen. - Frenzels tls. mit Kommentaren und einem Register versehener "Catalog wird stets seinen Werth behaupten" (Neues Lausitzisches Magazin 1832, S. 541 ausführlich). - Pollen I, 604. - Beiliegt handschriftlicher Notizzettel mit 7 Zuschlagspreisen für Bd. II. - Weitgehend fleckenfreies, auf dickerem Papier gedrucktes Exemplar.

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         The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. With Illustrations by Phiz.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1844 - Octavo (213 × 131 mm). Contemporary black half calf, marbled sides, titles to spine gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Inkstamp to frontispiece and title page. Spine panel and tips lightly worn, boards a little scuffed, front hinge split but holding, some light toning and spotting to contents. A very good copy. With 40 engraved plates by H. K. Browne. First edition, first issue, bound from parts, with all the issue points listed by Smith. With the £100 title plate, not transposed. The transposed plate is often referred to as a first issue point, though Hatton and Cleaver long ago dismissed this, stating that "It is merely one of the five cases in Chuzzlewit of triplicated steels, one of them reading '100£' and the other two '£100'. all three of them in use during the issue in parts." Smith I, 7; Hatton and Cleaver pp. 183-212. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A Christmas Carol In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      Chapman & Hall, London 1844 - First edition, in the first impression, first issue binding, of Dickens's Christmas classic. Written in a mere six weeks at a low point in Dickens's career, and published at his own expense,A Christmas Carolrevived Dickens's fortunes, establishing a robust market for Christmas gift books that survives to this day. The characters of Scrooge and Marley, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, are immediately recognizable even to those who've never read a word of Dickens: "'God bless us every one!' said Tiny Tim, the last of all. He sat very close to his father's side, upon his little stool. Bob held his withered little hand in his, as if he loved the child, and wished to keep him by his side, and dreaded that he might be taken from him." One of Dickens' favorite artists, John Leech would produce the illustrations for all his Christmas books. This copy matches Walter E. Smith's fourth state (formerly called "trial issue"), with red and green title page dated 1844 and yellow endpapers, the rarest of the four variants (Charles Dickens in Cloth, Part Two, 25-6). Smith notes the inaccuracy of the term "trial issue," as copies with the green and red title page were available on the open market. The binding of this copy matches that of the first impression, first issue binding as described by William B. Todd ("Dickens's Christmas Carol,"The Book Collector, 1961). This copy appears to be an unrecorded variant: Todd does not note copies of this binding with both the green and red title page and the yellow endpapers but, according to Smith, "the priority of green endpapers with this title page is deduced as a matter of logical sequence rather than from any substantial direct evidence. It is not improbable that at some stage in the binding, the use of yellow and green end[papers] overlapped to some extent." Following all points of the first edition according to Calhoun and Heaney with the text uncorrected, including "Stave I" on page [1]. Smith II:4. A near-fine, unusually bright copy of the first edition in a rare variant. Octavo, original full brown cloth with leaf border stamped in blind to boards and central wreath design with title stamped in gilt on front board, spine stamped in gilt, yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Half title printed in green, title page printed in red and green, copyright page printed in green. Hand-colored frontispiece, three full-page hand-colored plates, and four black-and-white tailpiece vignettes by John Leech. Two pages of advertisements at rear. Gift inscription, dated Christmas 1843, on verso of front fly leaf. Hand-colored bookplate of Mitchell S. Buck tipped onto front pastedown, bookplate of Bob Stillwell to pastedown of chemise. Expert repair to hinges, hint of wear to spine head. Housed in a custom half red morocco slipcase and chemise. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Un Autre Monde. Tranforamtions, visions, incarnations, ascensions, locomotions, explorations ... et autres choses

      Paris: H. Fournier, Libraire-Éditeur 1844 etwas späterer HLDr. auf vier Bünde, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, gemusterte Deckelbezüge, gemusterte Vorsätze, Lesebändchen (lose), 295 Seiten mit zahlreichen Karikaturen, tw. hors de texte und koloriert, Deckelränder leicht berieben, Decke beim Kopfkapital eingerissen, vorderer Vorsatz geplatzt, einige Seiten unten leicht fingerfleckig, ganz leicht lichtrandig, sonst sauber, insgesamt guter Zustand.Karikaturen, Illustrationen, Frankreich

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         THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL; THE CHIMES; THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH; THE BATTLE OF LIFE; [and] THE HAUNTED MAN

      London: Chapman and Hall (first three); Bradbury & Evans (last two), 1844; 1845; 1846; 1848; 1848. Early Editions (see below; "Haunted Man" in FIRST EDITION, "Battle of Life" in FIRST EDITION, Fourth Issue, as typical). The five Christmas books--if possible in fine bindings like those seen here--would give special pleasure to every Dickens devotee, and, in fact, for every reader who appreciates English literature or who wants to understand Victorian taste. "A Christmas Carol," the immortal story of how ghostly visitations finally inject the miserly Scrooge with the Christmas spirit, is called by Eckels "the greatest Christmas book from the pen of any man . . . . Artistically it was a pronounced success, and from a literary aspect, it has delighted millions of readers." The work is not only finely written, but its sentiments had great appeal for Victorian taste. As a result of the warm reception of "A Christmas Carol," Dickens launched a series of four further Christmas books. "The Chimes" and "The Cricket" were also well received, and Dickens' audience never lost its appetite for the beloved yuletide tales, in which good triumphs over evil in the spirit of the season. "A Christmas Carol" appears here in the seventh edition (published within a few months of the first); "The Chimes" in the sixth edition (published the same year as the first); "The Cricket" in the 17th edition (published the same year as the first); "The Battle" in the first edition, fourth issue (as are most copies), and "The Haunted Man" in the first edition.. 170 x 107 mm. (6 1/8 x 4 1/4"). Five separately published works in five volumes. Early Editions (see below; "Haunted Man" in FIRST EDITION, "Battle of Life" in FIRST EDITION, Fourth Issue, as typical). Uniformly and attractively bound by Root & Son in later red half calf and marbled boards, raised bands, compartments with gilt holly tools or gilt lettering, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. An aggregate total of 53 woodcut illustrations in the texts, four engraved vignette title pages (the one in "Haunted" tinted), and eight engraved plates (the four in "Carol" nicely hand-colored), the illustrations by John Tenniel, John Leech, D. Maclise, and others. Eckel 110-25; Smith II, 4-6, 8-9. Spines uniformly a shade darker than calf on covers, very small spots of discoloration to free endpapers from binder's glue, faint offsetting from some plates, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE SET, internally immaculate, and in unworn bindings.The five Christmas books--if possible in fine bindings like those seen here--would give special pleasure to every Dickens devotee, and, in fact, for every reader who appreciates English literature or who wants to understand Victorian taste. "A Christmas Carol," the immortal story of how ghostly visitations finally inject the miserly Scrooge with the Christmas spirit, is called by Eckels "the greatest Christmas book from the pen of any man . . . . Artistically it was a pronounced success, and from a literary aspect, it has delighted millions of readers." The work is not only finely written, but its sentiments had great appeal for Victorian taste. As a result of the warm reception of "A Christmas Carol," Dickens launched a series of four further Christmas books. "The Chimes" and "The Cricket" were also well received, and Dickens' audience never lost its appetite for the beloved yuletide tales, in which good triumphs over evil in the spirit of the season. "A Christmas Carol" appears here in the seventh edition (published within a few months of the first); "The Chimes" in the sixth edition (published the same year as the first); "The Cricket" in the 17th edition (published the same year as the first); "The Battle" in the first edition, fourth issue (as are most copies), and "The Haunted Man" in the first edition.

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         Antique Maritime Print-LITHOGRAPH-STEAM BOAT-CALAIS-Ferdinand Perrot-1844

      - Plate: 'Paquebot devant Calais - Calaia.' Marine view of a rowing boat with passengers heading towards an English steamer / radar boat. Rare print. Crayon style lithograph with original hand colouring. Description: This plate was published as a master print in Paris, London and Leipzig, c. 1840.Artists and Engravers: Artist and lithographer: Ferdinand Perrot (1808-1841). Ferdinand Perrot was French painter and lithographer, known for his landscapes and as one of the great French maritime painters of the 19th century. His talent was recognized early, and he completed his first commission, an Assumption of the Virgin, for a local church at the age of 15. He then moved to Paris to study with the maritime painter Jean Antoine Thà odore Gudin, and exhibited regularly at the Salon from 1831 until 1844, which was three years after his death. Many of his paintings portray Brittany, the Loire region of France and Mediterranean coastline between the French Riviera and Naples. His works demonstrate a variety of moods and subjects, from peaceful harbors to storms at sea, also numerous depictions of naval battles and historical events such as the explorer Jacques Cartier discovering Canada. He was invited to St. Petersburg by the Russian royal family in 1840 and awarded a large commission of a series of topographical views of Russia and the coast of Finland and ten collections of prints. He also was made a member of the Academy of St. Petersburg. However, he died suddenly in 1841 at the age of 33, having completed only two of the commissioned series. Three views of St. Petersburg painted by Perrot are in the collection of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Condition: Good. Image good with some light foxing. Some remains of framing / glue in top corners. Light damp staing in lower margins. Please study scan. Storage location: DP-B-4-01 The overall size is ca. 19.3 x 15.6 inch. The image size is ca. 17.3 x 13.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 49 x 39.5 cm. The image size is ca. 44 x 34 cm.

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         The History of the Reign of Tipu Sultan, Being a Continuation of the Neshani Hyduri; Written By Mir Hussein Ali Kahn Kirmani

      The Oriental Translation Fund, London 1844 - London: The Oriental Translation Fund, 1844 x, 291 pp Text is clean and unmarked, front hinge cracked but holding. Considerable glue-staining and foxing to endpapers and first three pages. Library sticker (The University of Bridgeport) and pocket on endpapers. Publisher's green cloth binding is bumped at extremities with a short split to hinge at head of spine. Paper lticker on spine is partially rubbed away. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Henry Clay

      March 14, 1844. Wonderful autographed letter signed by C. Mercer to Joseph Gales in Washington regarding Clay's second campaign for president. This is a length letter describing Clay's campaign trip through the Georgia and South as the Whig candidate for President against the democrat James. K. Polk. The letter reads in part: "After spending from 12 o'clock on Monday till this morning in Columbus, Mr. Clay left us to prosecute his long intended journey to Raleigh [?] He has some business to transact in Savanna, as I understand, and will visit Milledgeville, Macon, and Augusta before he leaves our state. His reception hitherto, at Mobile and all the towns and prosperous neighborhoods on his way thence to the frontier of Georgia has been one civic triumph. In Mobile, in [?] Montgomery and in Muscogee all parties combined to due him honor . . . He has resisted the efforts of his Whig friends to bring him out on any of the topics which now agitate the country . . . This now very confidentially received by many of the Whigs or Alabama that their state will vote for Mr. Clay . . . " Despite the evidence of popular support, Clay lost the election by a narrow margin to James K. Polk. This second failed bid for the presidency ruined any chance he might have had for he White House, though he was elected by Kentucky to the Senate in 1849. Mercer's mention of Clay's stops in Raleigh and Alabama is significant. From there Clay wrote a letter, the "Raleigh Letter." attacking the opposition to Texas statehood on the grounds it might result in war with Mexico, only to contradict this opposition in two subsequent letters, the "Alabama Letters." Good background to Clay's heavily contested second presidential campaign.

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         Un Autre Monde. Tranforamtions, visions, incarnations, ascensions, locomotions, explorations . et autres choses

      Paris: H. Fournier, Libraire-Éditeur 1844 - etwas späterer HLDr. auf vier Bünde, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, gemusterte Deckelbezüge, gemusterte Vorsätze, Lesebändchen (lose), 295 Seiten mit zahlreichen Karikaturen, tw. hors de texte und koloriert, Deckelränder leicht berieben, Decke beim Kopfkapital eingerissen, vorderer Vorsatz geplatzt, einige Seiten unten leicht fingerfleckig, ganz leicht lichtrandig, sonst sauber, insgesamt guter Zustand. Book Language/s: fr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         PRACTICAL TUNNELLING, explaining in detail, shaft sinking, brickwork of tunnels, Blechingley and Saltwood Tunnels, etc. 12 plates at the rear

      UK. Troughton ans Simms 1844 - Hardcover, First Edition, some marks,rubs, wear to the spine and boards, see images, inner hinges have has some repair, showing hessian in places, but firm, lots of Wood engravings in text and Frontispiece, 12 plates at the rear, some fold-out, previous owners name, some marks ( foxing etc ) but generally OK, a resonable copy of a scarce item, see pictures, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL; THE CHIMES; THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH; THE BATTLE OF LIFE; [and] THE HAUNTED MAN

      Chapman and Hall (first three); Bradbury & Evans (last two) 1844; 1845; 1846; 1848; 1848, London - 170 x 107 mm. (6 1/8 x 4 1/4"). Five separately published works in five volumes. Early Editions (see below; "Haunted Man" in FIRST EDITION, "Battle of Life" in FIRST EDITION, Fourth Issue, as typical). Uniformly and attractively bound by Root & Son in later red half calf and marbled boards, raised bands, compartments with gilt holly tools or gilt lettering, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. An aggregate total of 53 woodcut illustrations in the texts, four engraved vignette title pages (the one in "Haunted" tinted), and eight engraved plates (the four in "Carol" nicely hand-colored), the illustrations by John Tenniel, John Leech, D. Maclise, and others. Eckel 110-25; Smith II, 4-6, 8-9. Spines uniformly a shade darker than calf on covers, very small spots of discoloration to free endpapers from binder's glue, faint offsetting from some plates, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE SET, internally immaculate, and in unworn bindings. The five Christmas books--if possible in fine bindings like those seen here--would give special pleasure to every Dickens devotee, and, in fact, for every reader who appreciates English literature or who wants to understand Victorian taste. "A Christmas Carol," the immortal story of how ghostly visitations finally inject the miserly Scrooge with the Christmas spirit, is called by Eckels "the greatest Christmas book from the pen of any man . . . . Artistically it was a pronounced success, and from a literary aspect, it has delighted millions of readers." The work is not only finely written, but its sentiments had great appeal for Victorian taste. As a result of the warm reception of "A Christmas Carol," Dickens launched a series of four further Christmas books. "The Chimes" and "The Cricket" were also well received, and Dickens' audience never lost its appetite for the beloved yuletide tales, in which good triumphs over evil in the spirit of the season. "A Christmas Carol" appears here in the seventh edition (published within a few months of the first); "The Chimes" in the sixth edition (published the same year as the first); "The Cricket" in the 17th edition (published the same year as the first); "The Battle" in the first edition, fourth issue (as are most copies), and "The Haunted Man" in the first edition. The five Christmas books--if possible in fine bindings like those seen here--would give special pleasure to every Dickens devotee, and, in fact, for every reader who appreciates English literature or who wants to understand Victorian taste. "A Christmas Carol," the immortal story of how ghostly visitations finally inject the miserly Scrooge with the Christmas spirit, is called by Eckels "the greatest Christmas book from the pen of any man . . . . Artistically it was a pronounced success, and from a literary aspect, it has delighted millions of readers." The work is not only finely written, but its sentiments had great appeal for Victorian taste. As a result of the warm reception of "A Christmas Carol," Dickens launched a series of four further Christmas books. "The Chimes" and "The Cricket" were also well received, and Dickens' audience never lost its appetite for the beloved yuletide tales, in which good triumphs over evil in the spirit of the season. "A Christmas Carol" appears here in the seventh edition (published within a few months of the first); "The Chimes" in the sixth edition (published the same year as the first); "The Cricket" in the 17th edition (published the same year as the first); "The Battle" in the first edition, fourth issue (as are most copies), and "The Haunted Man" in the first edition. Early Editions (see below; "Haunted Man" in FIRST EDITION, "Battle of Life" in FIRST EDITION, Fourth Issue, as typical).

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         Promenades daguerriennes dans le département du Nord et la province du Hainaut, ou reproduction des monuments et des vues les plus remarquables

      A. Prignet-1845, Valenciennes 1844 - ____ Première édition. Très rare ouvrage sur les débuts du daguérotype. De par sa date, cet ouvrage est un des "incunables" de la photographie. "On obtient cette précision à partir de l'instrument inventé par Daguerre, dans lequel l'objet dont on veut avoir l'image forme en quelques sort son empreinte." (Préface). Illustré par 12 planches en lithographie, d'après des daguérotypes. A la fin de la préface : "La mort d'un des auteurs de cet ouvrage est venue en interrompre le cours. Il ne paraîtra donc que les livraisons contenues dans ce volume. 1er décembre 1845." Contient : La Chapelle de Bonsecours, La Tour de Saint-Amand, Eaux thermales de Saint-Amand, Le Chateau de Boussu, Hotel de ville de Mons, Une locomotive, Le Chateau de Condé, Hotel de ville de Condé, Beffroi de Tournai, Le Chateau de Le Loire, Tour d'Escaudain, Pyramide de Denain. Rousseurs à quelques feuillets, très bel exemplaire. *-------*. Grand in-8. Collation : (49) pp., 12 planches h.-t. Demi-veau rouge, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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         THE CHRISTMAS BOOKS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL; THE CHIMES; THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH; THE BATTLE OF LIFE; [and] THE HAUNTED MAN

      London: Chapman and Hall (first three); Bradbury & Evans (last two), 1844; 1845; 1846; 1848; 1848. Early Editions (see below; "Haunted Man" in FIRST EDITION, "Battle of Life" in FIRST EDITION, Fourth Issue, as typical). The five Christmas books--if possible in fine bindings like those seen here--would give special pleasure to every Dickens devotee, and, in fact, for every reader who appreciates English literature or who wants to understand Victorian taste. "A Christmas Carol," the immortal story of how ghostly visitations finally inject the miserly Scrooge with the Christmas spirit, is called by Eckels "the greatest Christmas book from the pen of any man . . . . Artistically it was a pronounced success, and from a literary aspect, it has delighted millions of readers." The work is not only finely written, but its sentiments had great appeal for Victorian taste. As a result of the warm reception of "A Christmas Carol," Dickens launched a series of four further Christmas books. "The Chimes" and "The Cricket" were also well received, and Dickens' audience never lost its appetite for the beloved yuletide tales, in which good triumphs over evil in the spirit of the season. "A Christmas Carol" appears here in the seventh edition (published within a few months of the first); "The Chimes" in the sixth edition (published the same year as the first); "The Cricket" in the 17th edition (published the same year as the first); "The Battle" in the first edition, fourth issue (as are most copies), and "The Haunted Man" in the first edition.. 170 x 107 mm. (6 1/8 x 4 1/4"). Five separately published works in five volumes. Early Editions (see below; "Haunted Man" in FIRST EDITION, "Battle of Life" in FIRST EDITION, Fourth Issue, as typical). Uniformly and attractively bound by Root & Son in later red half calf and marbled boards, raised bands, compartments with gilt holly tools or gilt lettering, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. An aggregate total of 53 woodcut illustrations in the texts, four engraved vignette title pages (the one in "Haunted" tinted), and eight engraved plates (the four in "Carol" nicely hand-colored), the illustrations by John Tenniel, John Leech, D. Maclise, and others. Eckel 110-25; Smith II, 4-6, 8-9. Spines uniformly a shade darker than calf on covers, very small spots of discoloration to free endpapers from binder's glue, faint offsetting from some plates, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE SET, internally immaculate, and in unworn bindings. The five Christmas books--if possible in fine bindings like those seen here--would give special pleasure to every Dickens devotee, and, in fact, for every reader who appreciates English literature or who wants to understand Victorian taste. "A Christmas Carol," the immortal story of how ghostly visitations finally inject the miserly Scrooge with the Christmas spirit, is called by Eckels "the greatest Christmas book from the pen of any man . . . . Artistically it was a pronounced success, and from a literary aspect, it has delighted millions of readers." The work is not only finely written, but its sentiments had great appeal for Victorian taste. As a result of the warm reception of "A Christmas Carol," Dickens launched a series of four further Christmas books. "The Chimes" and "The Cricket" were also well received, and Dickens' audience never lost its appetite for the beloved yuletide tales, in which good triumphs over evil in the spirit of the season. "A Christmas Carol" appears here in the seventh edition (published within a few months of the first); "The Chimes" in the sixth edition (published the same year as the first); "The Cricket" in the 17th edition (published the same year as the first); "The Battle" in the first edition, fourth issue (as are most copies), and "The Haunted Man" in the first edition.

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         A S.M. la Reine Christine.

      Paris, s.d. (c.1844). - MANUSCRIT in-8. 9ff. non chiffrés. (1f. blanc). Cartonnage recouvert de soie, double filet doré encadrant les plats, titre doré au centre du plat supérieur (reliure de l'époque) Manuscrit Original, provenant de la bibliothèque personnelle de Marie-Christine de Bourbon-Siciles (1806-1878), de cette pièce en vers aux accents galants composée par l'un de ses admirateurs parisiens, ville où elle s'était établit à l'occasion de son exil forcé. A la mort de son époux le roi Ferdinand VII, en 1833, l'infante Isabel n'étant âgée que de trois ans, la reine mère Marie-Christine fut naturellement désignée comme régente de la couronne d'Espagne. Sa régence fut marquée par la Première Guerre Carliste (du nom des partisans de la loi salique et de l'accession au trône de Charles de Bourbon), par la révolution libérale de 1836-1837, puis enfin par la prise de pouvoir des chefs militaires victorieux, en 1840. Contrainte à l'exil, elle séjourna à Marseille et à Rome avant de s'établir à Paris, où elle demeura jusqu'en 1844, à la faveur du retour au pouvoir du camp modéré. Charmant manuscrit, finement calligraphié sur papier gaufré et dentelé dans les marges, dans sa fragile reliure en soie bleue pratiquement intacte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le Juif Errant

      Paris: Paulin, 1844-45 - First edition of Sue’s The Wandering Jew. This is the rare first edition in book form, preceding the far more common illustrated and popular editions that soon followed. Sue’s Le Juif Errant, a classic of French nineteenth-century popular fiction, was written at the height of the age of Balzac, Dumas, and Hugo. According to Sue’s novel the Huguenot Rennepont family lost its wealth during the French Catholic persecution. What little remained was entrusted to the Jewish banker Samuel who, with his heirs, turned the money into a fortune over 150 years. The terms of the arrangement called for the descendants to meet at a certain address in Paris in 1832 to divide the inheritance. This book is the story of the seven remaining members of the family and the efforts of the Jesuits to eliminate them and claim the fortune for themselves. The old Jewish banker appears at the novel’s end proclaiming an end to the curse of the Wandering Jew. “Eugene Sue wrote his Juif Errant in 1844. From the latter work most people derive their knowledge of the legend” (Jewish Encyclopedia). The medieval story of the Wandering Jew describes a Jew who taunted Jesus on the way to his crucifixion, saying, “Go on more quickly.” Jesus replied, “I go, but thou shalt wait till I return,” thereby condemning the man to roam the earth until the Second Coming. Oral tradition, song, and popular literature perpetuated the long-lived anti-Semitic legend and described supposed sightings of the Wandering Jew. “Sue was, like Dumas, an improviser, and possessed remarkable fecundity and invention. To these qualities add the instinct for portraying the weird and the terrible, and it is not hard to understand why he was popular in his day, and retains a good share of that popularity still” (Warner). The first edition is rarely encountered in a contemporary binding complete with all half-titles. Only one set appears in the auction records of the past twenty-five years. Ten volumes in five. Complete with half-titles. Contemporary half calf. Light rubbing, some foxing. A very good, untouched set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Carta postale ed itineraria d'Italia Rispettosamente dedicata a S. M. I. R. A Ferdinando I

      1844. Interessantissima carta postale ed itineraria d'Italia arricchita, agli angoli superiori, da due vedute in bella coloritura coeva raffiguranti la città di Napoli vista dal mare (sinistra) Venezia con il gran ponte sulla laguna (destra). La carta è dedicata all'Imperatore d'Austria Ferdinando I. La prima particolarità di cui ci si accorge è che Segni Convenzionali, Segni Comuni e l'indicazione delle Strade Postali sono tradotte anche in tedesco e francese; questo è un importante indizio che ci fa comprendere il pubblico a cui era destinata. La carta presenta una vivace coloritura coeva dei confini e presenta una dovizia di particolari a dir poco entusiasmanti fornendo uno spacco fondamentale dei movimenti sia su terra che su acqua (laghi, fiumi, mare) dell'intera penisola e non solo, infatti: viene raffigurata anche una piccola carta di una parte del Mediterraneo che mostra il Movimento Generale de Paccheboti a Vapore. Applicata su tela a stacchi. Ottima conservazione

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         Promenades daguerriennes dans le département du Nord et la province du Hainaut, ou reproduction des monuments et des vues les plus remarquables.

      Valenciennes, A. Prignet, 1844-1845. ____ Première édition. Très rare ouvrage sur les débuts du daguérotype. De par sa date, cet ouvrage est un des "incunables" de la photographie. "On obtient cette précision à partir de l'instrument inventé par Daguerre, dans lequel l'objet dont on veut avoir l'image forme en quelques sort son empreinte." (Préface). Illustré par 12 planches en lithographie, d'après des daguérotypes. A la fin de la préface : "La mort d'un des auteurs de cet ouvrage est venue en interrompre le cours. Il ne paraîtra donc que les livraisons contenues dans ce volume. 1er décembre 1845." Contient : La Chapelle de Bonsecours, La Tour de Saint-Amand, Eaux thermales de Saint-Amand, Le Chateau de Boussu, Hotel de ville de Mons, Une locomotive, Le Chateau de Condé, Hotel de ville de Condé, Beffroi de Tournai, Le Chateau de Le Loire, Tour d'Escaudain, Pyramide de Denain. Rousseurs à quelques feuillets, très bel exemplaire. *-------*. Grand in-8. Collation : (49) pp., 12 planches h.-t. Demi-veau rouge, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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         Graz. Topographisches Taschenbuch für Fremde und Heimische. Nach den neuesten und besten Quellen zusammengestellt von J. E. Oblack. 2 Bände.

      Graz, Joseph Franz Kaiser, 1844-1845. Kl.-8°. 40; 106 S., 3 Bll., Lithogr. illustr. OKart.-Bde. (Vorderdeckeln jeweils mit einer kl. Ansicht von Graz). Erstausgabe dieses sehr seltenen Graz-Reiseführers (lt. KVK kein Exemplar ausserhalb von Österreich). - Das erste Heft am Titel mit dem Vermerk „Mit Ansichten, lithographiert von Eduard und Alexander Kaiser“, welche jedoch nicht erschienen sein dürften bzw. nur einem kleinen Teil der Auflage tatsächlich beigegeben waren. Schlossar nennt jedenfalls keine Ansichten und das Werk ist auch nicht bei Nebehay/W. verzeichnet. Ebenfalls finden sich keine Ansichten in dem von Google digitalisierten Exemplar. - Das zweite Heft mit dem Untertitel „Vorstädte und Umgebung“. - Die beidseitig illustrierten lithogr. Orig.-Umschläge („Lith. bei J. F. Kaiser“) berieben, mit kl. Randläsuren bzw. -einrissen u. stärker fleckig. Vorderdeckel des ersten Heftes m. Knickspuren. Titelbll. gestempelt. Etw. gebräunt u. (stock-) fleckig. - Schlossar 257; nicht bei Nebehay/W. Versand D: 9,80 EUR Oblak, Oblack, Graz. Topographisches Taschenbuch für Fremde und Heimische. Nach den neuesten und besten Quellen zusammengestellt von J. E. Oblack, Reiseführer

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         Natural History of New York: Zoology of New York, or the New York Fauna; Comprising Detailed Descriptions of all Animals hitherto Observed within the State of New York, with Brief Notices of those occasionally found near its Borders, accompanied by illustrations. Part II. Birds

      Albany: Printed for Carroll and Cook, Printers to the Assembly, 1844. First Edition. Engraved title page. 141 hand-colored birds plates lllustrating 308 figures. xii, 380 [i] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Modern green cloth. Fine. minor foxing to engraved titlle-page, plates clean. First Edition. Engraved title page. 141 hand-colored birds plates lllustrating 308 figures. xii, 380 [i] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Only 300 sets were hand-colored. Zimmer 165, Bennett 90

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         The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall, , 1844. With Illustrations by Phiz. Octavo (210 x 132 mm). Contemporary green calf, red morocco label to spine, gilt compartments within raised bands to spine, gilt rules enclosing blindstamped panels to covers, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Engraved frontispiece, vignette title page and 39 plates by "Phiz" (H. K. Browne). Bookseller's tickets to front and rear pastedowns, presentation slip loosely inserted, dated October 1917. Light sunning to spine, vignette title page closely trimmed at foot partially affecting text, plates slightly oxidised but less so than usual, a very good copy. First edition, with the textual flaws noted by Smith. This copy has the £100 title plate, not transposed. The transposed plate is often suggested as a first issue point, though Hatton and Cleaver long ago dismissed this, stating that "It is merely one of the five cases in Chuzzlewit of triplicated steels, one of them reading '100£' and the other two '£100'... all three of them in use during the issue in parts.

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         Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]

      Down, Kent, June 1, [1844] - Two pages, one leaf. Old folds, two small punch holes at foot, purple pencil notation to top. Very good condition VERY EARLY DARWIN INVESTIGATION OF THE RACES OF MAN. In 1834 Darwin heard that head lice vary among the races of man while on the voyage of the Beagle. In his Beagle zoological diary he wrote, “Mr Martial, a surgeon of an English Whaler assures me that the Lice of the Sandwich Islanders if they strayed to the bodies of the English in 3 or 4 days died If these facts were verified their interest would be great.— Man springing from one stock according his varieties having different species of parasites.— It leads one into many reflections.” Intrigued by the implications of this observation, Darwin began collecting specimens for further research. In 1844 Darwin began corresponding with entomologist Henry Denny, the recipient of this letter, who was investigating exotic species of lice. In this remarkable letter Darwin writes: “You may remember a statement, which I communicated to you about the Sandwich Islands lice not living on Europeans. The other day, I met a passage in a foolish book: ‘White’s Regular Gradation of Men,’ which I thought you might like to know of. At p. 79 he states that he has heard that the lice on the Negroes born in N. America and who have never been in a hot country, are blacker and larger than the lice on Europeans and further that the European lice seem to refuse to live on the Negroes. It is singular if both this and my independent statement, are without any foundation.” Darwin generously shared his findings and lice specimens with Denny, sending him a leaf of Beagle manuscript notes. Years later, Denny again took up the question of lice and variation in mankind in correspondence with Darwin, returning the Beagle notes borrowed long ago. Darwin continued to show keen interest in the subject and referred to it in The Descent of Man (Vol. I, p. 219) when discussing the question of whether the races of man might represent different species. The “foolish” book Darwin names in this letter is Charles White’s Regular Gradation of Man (1799), which corroborated Darwin’s story about the lice and races of man. However, Darwin here rejects the book as “foolish” for its attempt to prove that human races were separate species with distinct origins. This fascinating unpublished letter, written in the wake of the Beagle voyage, represents the earliest evidence we have seen in the market concerning Darwin’s investigations into the races of man. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Storia del regno di Napoli. Seconda edizione. 2 in 3 Bänden.

      Napoli, Guerra und Gemelli, 1839., 1844. - circa 21 x 13,4 cm. XVI, 531 SS.; Titel, SS. (533-) 984; 2 Bll., 376 SS., mit 8 lith. Portraits., 8 lith. Tafeln, kolor. gef. lith. Karte und 2 gef. Tabellen Leder d. Zt. mit reicher Rücken-, Deckel-, Steh und Innenkantenvergoldung sowie Goldschnitt (Band 1) und Halbleder mit Rückenvergoldung (Bände 2 u. 3) "Grosse, hübsch illustrierte Geschichte von Neapel mit Portraits und Ansichten sowie einer Landkarte. Unter den Ansichten auch Amalfi, Acerra und Montecasino. - Sehr hübsche gebunden und auf besserem festem Papier gedruckt, wohl ein Geschenk des Autors oder Verleger an den König Otto vomn Griechenland aus dessen Bibliothek die Bände stammen. Zwei Titel tragen seinen Exlibris-Stempel "Bibliotheke idiaitera tou Basil.". " "- Teils unaufgeschnitten, wenog gebräunt, vereonzelt leicht fleckig, meist jedoch sauber, gering berieben oder nachgedunkelt - sehr dekorative Reihe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Eve of the Deluge

      Printed by S. H. Hawkins London, Published Jany.!.1844, by Thomas Boys, Printseller to the Royal Family, XI Golden Square, Regent Street. - Mezzotint with etching Image 392 x 650 mm, Plate 478 x 735 mm Martin's The Eve of the Deluge is based upon his oil painting of 1840 and features the ancient, expiring Methuselah and the family of Noah on a rocky promontory. They overlook a mountainous landscape on the night preceding the Great Flood. The contiguity of the sun, moon and comet in the sky above, foretells the arrival of the catastrophic flood sent by God. The print has a clear sense of foreboding to it as antediluvian revellers continue their dancing in the middle distance, oblivious of the devastation to come. The composition of The Eve of the Deluge had been worked out in 1833 as an illustration for the first part of John Galt's The Ouranoulogos, Or, The Celestial Volume. John Martin (1789-1854) was an English painter, illustrator and mezzotint engraver. He achieved huge popular acclaim with his historical landscape paintings which featured melodramatic scenes of apocalyptic events taken from the Bible and other mythological sources. Influenced by the work of J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) as well as Theodore Gericault (1791â€"1824), Eugene Delacroix (1798â€"1863) and Paul Delaroche (1797â€"1856), his paintings are characterised by dramatic lighting and vast architectural settings. Most of his pictures were reproduced in the form of engravings, and book engravings, from which he derived his fortune. Despite his popularity, Martin's work was spurned by the critics, notably John Ruskin, and he was not elected to the Royal Academy. His fame declined rapidly after his death, although three of his best known works of religious art toured Britain and America in the 1870s: The Great Day of his Wrath (1853, Tate, London), The Last Judgment (1853, Tate) and The Plains of Heaven (1851-3, Tate). A great contributor to English landscape painting, Martin was a key influence on Thomas Cole (1801-48), one of the founding members of the Hudson River School. CW 135; Campbell, Visionary Printmaker, p. 182. Condition: Crease to sky in image. Light vertical crease to right hand side of image. Small tears to the extremities of the sheet one just affecting right hand side of image.

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         Die Geheimnisse von London

      Kl.-8, Halbleder Die Geheimnisse von London von Sir Francis Trolopp, Erster Theil Die Gentlemen der Nacht, Zweiter Theil Die Tochter des Gehenkten, hrsg. Friedrich Fleischer, Leipzig, 1844 OHlder, kl 8, 538+382 S, gebräunt u. tlw. fleckig, berieben u. bestossen sonst guter Zustand. seltene Erstausgabe!

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         Illustrazioni storiche ed artistiche sulla R. Casa di Savoia

      Givoanni Tommaso Isnardi, Torino - 1844-1848. 2 volumi in-folio atlantico (cm.44), di pp. VIII, 435, (2, di indice); pp. 430, (6, di indici e catalogo degli associati). Frontespizi con stemmi sabaudi e antiporta archittonico realizzato il litografia al primo volume, 44 ritratti litografici fuori testo impressi da Doyen su disegno del Gemelli. Bella legatura dell'epoca in mezza pelle testa di moro con titoli e ricchi fregi di gusto romantico incisi in oro. Fisiologiche fioriture per il tipo di carta, ma esemplare assai bello. Bibliografia: Manno, I, 60. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LEYENDA DE ORO PARA CADA DIA DEL AÑO. VIDAS DE TODOS LOS SANTOS QUE VENERA LA IGLESIA.( CUATRO TOMOS ).

      - Barcelona 1844-45. Imprenta Llorens Hermanos. Cartoné, lomo piel con dorados. Leyenda de Oro para cada dia del año, vida de todos los santos que venera la iglesia.Todo el Ribadeneyra mejorado. Texto a dos columnas. 542+437+550+528 pp + indices. 27x18. Manchas de óxido. Libro en Español / Book in Spanish [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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