Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1848
Leatherstocking Tales (Volume 1. The Deerslayer: or, The First War-Path; Volume 2. The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea; Volume 3. The Last of the Mohicans; Volume 4. The Pioneers, or The Sources of the Susquehanna; Volume 5. The Prairie)
Lea & Blanchard, Philadelphia 1848 - Early reprint of the first collected edition. Five volumes. Publisher's uniform brown cloth stamped in blind and titled in gilt. Each title is two volumes in one. Three volumes have the ownership signature of Thos. Sackett dated in 1848 (including one of the 1849 volumes), corners bumped and worn, some erosion to the cloth on the spine with minor loss at the spine ends, considerable foxing, but a handsome, about very good set, and very uncommon. *OCLC* locates three different printings of sets of The Leatherstocking Tales published before 1850, all by this publisher, and each set in five volumes: 1843, 1846, 1849. Each set is held in only one location (all three at the American Antiquarian Society). At any rate a scarce early collected set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
An American Dictionary of the English Language
George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, MA 1848 - Foxing, 2" head chip, rubbed. Solid copy. First Merriam Edition of Webster's Dictionary. Original full leather binding, six compartment spine, spine label, and marbled endpapers. Uncommon in solid, original binding, neither needing repair nor having been repaired. Subtitled: Containing the whole vocabulary of the First Edition in two volumes quarto; the entire corrections and improvements of the Second Edition in two volumes royal octavo; to which is prefixed An Introductory Dissertation on the origin, history, and connection, of the languages of Western Asia and Europe, with an explanation of the principles on which languages are formed.; 1367 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Mike's Library
Notice sur la Carie des Dents et sur l'emploi d'une liqueur alumineuse camphrée au chlorophorme, qui calme la douleur et arrête les progrès de la carie, sans qu'il soit nécessaire d'extraire les dents malades.
Chez l'Auteur,, Metz, 1848 - Sm.8vo. Modern boards, with gilt morocco title-label on spine. 12 pp. First edition of a note on the use of a mouth-wash with an aluminous elixer of camphorated chloroform to stop the progress and kill the pain of caries by Ch. Delacour, dentist. The advantage of this medicine was that the tooth did not necessary needed pulling. At the end directions for use of the medicine are give. The patient should clean the decayed tooth with a piece of coton as well he could, then drench a little ball of coton with the medicine and put it on tooth affected with caries. This could best be done with the help of a small instrument which was added to the bottle. For the best results, the patient should always immediately and firmly close the bottle. The price for one bottle was 3 franks, including the instrument. Fine copy. David 81; Poletti 53; Crowley 1092 (later ed. of 1854). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Antiquariaat FORUM BV
The Christmas Books. A Christmas Carol. The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man. Five Volumes
Chapman & Hall London: Chapman & Hall. 1843, 1845, 1846, 1848,. In original cloth bindings, comprising the following: A Christmas Carol, Gimbel's second state, Calhoun & Heaney's first issue fourth state, Todd's first impression, first issue with cream endpapers and reading "STAVE ONE." Contemporary gift inscription on front pastedown, bookplate, spine cocked, with a small chip at the top of the spine, overall a very good copy. The Chimes, first Edition, bookplate, a very good, fairly bright and clean copy. The Battle of Life, first Edition, fourth state of the vignette title page, rebacked with the original cloth laid down, some cloth spotting, very good. The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain, first edition, bookplate, some cloth fraying, very good. All five volumes enclosed in a quarter leather slipcase (a bit worn). See an Image.
[Bookseller : Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.
DICCIONARIO GEOGRAFICO - ESTADISTICO - HISTORICO DE ESPAÑA y sus posesiones en ultramar.
Ed. Imprenta de Pascual Madoz, Madrid. 1848 - Encuadernación: holandesa con puntas en piel, con los títulos de los lomos en dorado. Texto a dos columnas. Páginas: 671+2h / 615+1h / 616+1h / 684+1h / 635+1h / 663 / 634+1h / 639+1h / 672 / 1121+1h / 791+3h / 826+1h / 885+1h / 850+1h / 687 / 681+2h. Ejemplar en buen estado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : LIBRERIA FERNANDO SANZ
Bibliotheque des mémoires relatifs a l'histoire de France pendant le 18me siècle.
Didot, Paris 1846-1848. - 12 Bände. 17,6 x 11,3 cm. Je Band ca. 450 bis 500 Seiten. Schönes, sehr dekoratives Exemplar dieser Biographiensammlung in erster Ausgabe. Inhalt: 1: Mémoires de Mme. de Staal Delaunay, de M. le Marquis d'Argenson et de Madame Mére du Régent. 2: Duclos, Mémoires secrets sur le Régne de Louis XIV, la Régence et le Régne de Louis XV. 3: Mémoires de Madame du Hausset, Femme de Chambre de Madame de Pompadour, et extrait des Mémoires historiques et littéraires de Bachaumont, de l'Année 1762 a l'Année 1782. 4: Mémoires du Baron de Besenval. Collé. La Vérité dans le Vin, ou les Desagréments de la Galanterie, Comédie. 5: Mémoires de Marmontel, Secrétaire perpétuel de l'Académie Française. 6: Mémoires de Mlle. Clairon, de Lekain, de Préville, de Dazincourt, de Molé, de Garrick, de Goldoni. 7: Mémoires de Weber, Frére de Lait de Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France. 8: Mémoires particuliers de Mme. Rolland suivis des Notices historiques sur la Révolution, du Portrait et Anecdotes et des dernièrs Écrits et dernières pensées, par la même. 9: Mémoires de Cléry, de M. le Duc de Montpensier, de Riouffe. 10: Mémoires sur la Vie de Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France et de Navarre; suivis de Souvenirs et Anecdotes historiques sur les Régnes de Louis XIV, de Louis XV et de Louis XVI, par Mme Campan, Lectrice de Mesdames, première Femme de Chambre de la Reine. 11: Mémoires du Général Dumouriez. 12: Suite des Mémoires du Général Dumouriez, Mémoires de Louvet et Mémoires pour servir a l'Histoire de la Convention nationale, par Daunou. Rote Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldenen Rückentiteln und reicher Rückenvergoldung und marmorierten Vorsätzen (Buchbinderei Habenicht in Wien). Kanten teils etwas berieben, Rücken teils ein wenig fleckig und bei Band 1 oben ein wenig abgegriffen. Exlibris auf Vorsätzen.
[Bookseller : Roland Goegler
from Official Documents Compiled By John Arrowsmith. Map of the Bahama Islands
Pub. by J. Arrowsmith 10 Soho Square, May 10th, 1848, London, - Engraved folding chart, original hand-colour in outline, inset chart of New Providence Island, and Nassau. Rare and important map of the Bahamas, the most detailed of its time. Compiled from Parliamentary papers.John Arrowsmith (1780-1873) In 1810 he joined his uncle Aaron Arrowsmith in his mapmaking business in London. In 1821, they published a map of North America using a combination of a maps obtained from the Hudson's Bay Company and Aaron's own previous work. After his uncle died in 1823, the business was carried on by his sons Aaron and Samuel Arrowsmith until 1839 when John Arrowsmith took over the business. In 1834 John published his London Atlas, which were the best set of such maps then in existence. He followed the atlas with a long series of elaborate and carefully executed maps, those of Australia, America, Africa and India being especially valuable. In 1863 he received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society, of which body he was one of the founders.
[Bookseller : Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP
On the general principles which regulate the application of machinery to manufactures and the mechanical arts.
London Griffin 1848 Babbage, Charles. On the general principles which regulate the application of machinery to manufactures and the mechanical arts. In Barlow, Peter (1776-1862). The encyclopaedia of arts, manufactures and machinery of Great Britain. . . . (London: John Joseph Griffin and Co. . . . , 1848), pp. 1-84. Original blindstamped green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, recased, light wear and spotting. Whole volume. vii , [iii]-vii , 834pp. 87 engraved plates. 282 x 225 mm.
[Bookseller : Jeremy Norman
History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. Embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington
- Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1848-1849-1850. 3 volumes, octavo. (10 3/16 x 6 1/2 inches). 120 hand-coloured lithographed plates, many heightened with gum arabic, by J.T. Bowen chiefly after Charles Bird King, 1 hand-coloured dedication "To the memory of Washington" bound as a frontispiece to vol.I (the 'Hunting the Buffalo' plate and related text bound at the rear of vol.I). (Scattered foxing to the text and tissue guards, the plates generally clean). Contemporary black morocco gilt, covers bordered in gilt and blind and with a large centrally placed gilt arabesque, spines with semi-raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, yellow endpapers, gilt edges (expert restoration to the spines). The first octavo edition of McKenney and Hall's classic work. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney set out to improve the administration of Indian programmes in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1829, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. He was joined by James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer and, from 1833, Cincinnati banker, who had written extensively about the west. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its colour plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the watercolours of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865 so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. Bennett p.79; Howes M129; Sabin 43411 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)
Dessin au crayon aquarellé d'un enfant tenu dans les bras de sa nourrice philippine, monogrammé J. C. et daté du 20 janvier 1848. Dimensions : 15 x 19,5 cm. Joliment encadré. Pencil and watercolour drawing of a Child in the arms of her Filipino nurse. Signed J. C. and dated : 20 January 1848. Dim. : 15 x 19,5 cm. Framed.
, On peut imaginer que notre dessin représente le bambin d'un diplomate européeen en poste à Manille au XIXe s.
[Bookseller : Oriens - Orientaliste bookshop
Newton's Principia. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, By Sir Isaac Newton; Translated into English by Andrew Motte. To which is added Newton's System of the World; With a portrait taken from the Bust in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. First American edition, carefully revised and corrected. With a life of the author, by N. W. Chittenden, M. A., &c.
New York, Daniel Adee, (1848). Royal8vo (9.6x6.3 inches). Publishers blind-tooled cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Corners lightly bumped and worn. Top and bottom of spine worn with small tears (nearly all material preserved). The cloth of the spine is almost loose. The book-block is tight and firm. Front hinge coming loose. Exlibris on front paste-down. Internally fine and clean throughout. In all a good copy in a fragile publisher's binding. Engraved portrait (by Wm. Worts),581,(5) pp.. Scarce first American edition of Newton's Principia. Newton's Principia is generally described as the greatest work in the history of science.Gray 26
[Bookseller : Lynge & Søn A/S
Manuscript Map of Central Madagascar]. March 17 1848.
1848 - Mar. 17 1848. ca. 32 x 41 cm (13 x 16 inches) Original manuscript map in pen on blueish paper. Folded, slightly age-toned otherwise in very good condition. This interesting and important map dated March 17th 1848 has the following note:"N.B. Antsianaka, Imerina, and Betsileo are the three most central provinces of Madagascar, and believed to be by far the most populous. The country between the coast and the plateau of the interior is forest and very thinly inhabited." Possibly drawn by Frederick Lamport Barnard (Author of: 'A three years' cruize in the Mozambique Channel for the suppression of the slave trade'), this map of central Madagascar shows the areas of influence of the London Missionary Society, the Church Missionary Society and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. The main cities, mountains and rivers are also drawn in as well as the unexplored areas. This map of the main population centers of Madagascar was made during the "33-year reign of Queen Ranavalona I (Ranavalona the Cruel), the widow of Radama I, began inauspiciously with the queen murdering the dead king's heir and other relatives. The aristocrats and sorcerers (who had lost influence under the liberal régime of the previous two Merina kings) re-asserted their power during the reign of Ranavalona I. The queen repudiated the treaties that Radama I had signed with Britain. She issued a royal edict prohibiting the practice of Christianity in Madagascar, expelled British missionaries from the island, and persecuted Christian converts who would not renounce their religion. Christian customs are not the customs of our ancestors, she explained. The queen scrapped the legal reforms started by Andrianampoinimerina in favour of the old system of trial by ordeal" (Wikipedia). "An ill-managed attack by combined British and French forces on Tamatave in 1846 led to the total exclusion of all Europeans, and foreign commerce almost ceased" (Howgego 1800-1850, M5).
[Bookseller : The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA
[PORTUGUESE EXPLORATION] Os Portuguezes, em Africa, Asia, America, e Occeania. Obra classica.
Lisbon : Borges, 1848-1850. Seven volumes in four, octavo, contemporary quarter black calf over marbled boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped), spines with gilt lettering and decoration, engraved frontispieces, pp 183, 224, 215, 203, 213, 220, 279 (scattered foxing). Text in Portuguese. A comprehensive history of Portuguese exploration, trade and colonisation, covering the early fifteenth to the early nineteenth century. Interestingly, the account is arranged chronologically - not by region - and covers the years 1412 to 1814. This set lacks the supplement to the series which is advertised on the final leaf of the seventh volume, theDiccionario Geographico das provincias, e possessões Portuguezas no Ultramar,(Lisbon : Borges, 1850). Apart from chronicling Portuguese activities in Africa and South America, and describing early Portuguese relations with China and Japan, the work presents important accounts of Portuguese explorers and administrators in the Spice Islands and the western Pacific rim, including Afonso de Albuquerque (14??-1515), who explored the Spice Islands, took Goa for the Portuguese and was appointed first Viceroy of India by Emmanuel in 1509; Pedro Mascarenhas (1470 – June 23, 1555), Captain-Major of Malacca and Viceroy of Goa;Jorge de Menezes, who in 1526-27 was the first European to reach New Guinea, naming itIlhas dos Papuas; and Francisco de Castro, who visited the island of Mindanao in 1538. There is also a discussion of the evidence for Portuguese explorers having been responsible for the cartographic information on the early 16th century maps showing New Holland as Java la Grande. Unrecorded in Australian collections.
[Bookseller : Douglas Stewart Fine Books
Annals of the Artists of Spain. Three volumes complete in Riviere bindings.
1st Ed John Olivier London 1848 - Demy8vo, coloured engraved title, title, xliii, [1-blank], 508; coloured engraved title, title, [ii], -948; coloured engraved title, title, [ii], -1481, ii, [1-printer] p. Three coloured engraved titles drawn on stone by J. Jobbins (only the first one listed in the illustrations), 12 guarded engraved plates some drawn on stone by Jobbins the rest by H. Adlard, G. Madeley and R. C Bell. Contemporary full light brown morocco, five raised bands, elaborate gilt borders and backstrips, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges with gilt marbling by Riviere with 'Bound by Riviere on the versos of the ffeps. Some foxing to the coloured titles, slight foxing to some plates, slight darkening of the backstrips otherwise a superb fine set with very clean pages and with the Dartrey bookplates on the front pastedowns. Richard Dawson Earl of Dartrey, Castle Dawson, County Monaghan. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : JIRI Books
Rainbow Coffee House 27 Beekman St. between Nassau and William Streets. William Foreman, Proprietor
New York, [c. 1846-1848] - "Foreman, Edgar W., Architect and draftsman, NTC, 1846-48. In 1848 appeared a view of NYC and environs from Williamsburg, drawn and lithographed by E.W. Foreman and Eliphalet M. Brown, Jr. (Reps 2637)" (Groce, Dictionary of Artists in America). With a bill of fare printed below the image (NEW YORK CITY) 12-1/2 x 8 inches. Tinted lithograph, signed lower left. Creased from prior folding, amateur contemporary drawings on back. Very good
[Bookseller : James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA
Pair of Inscribed Photographs (unsigned).
- The second child of Confederate president Jefferson Davis's six children, and the only one to survive into adulthood, marry and have children; she married banker Joel Addison Hayes Jr. (1848-1919) and had five children. Pair of Inscribed Photographs (unsigned), heavy stock 10" X 8", Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1890. Very good. Two sharp sepia-tone photographs of a wood frame 3-story residence, one inscribed on lower margin "Front view from the street of our home -- Colorado Springs 1890" and the other "North view from street of our home Colorado Springs Colo 1890," both in Davis's hand. In the first (the bolder and handsomer of the two) Joel and Margaret stand on the front porch, she holding a baby (likely their youngest, William, born 1889). Two maids stand in the front yard, and also visible are a young girl (likely daughter Lucy, born 1882) and a young boy (likely son Jefferson, born 1884). One unidentified woman also stands in the yard. In the second photograph, a bit pale compared to the first, only Margaret stands in the front yard holding baby William. A maid stands next to her, and the same two children as before. Margaret and Joel moved to Colorado Springs for his health in 1885 and built this house at 823 North Cascade Avenue in 1888 at a cost of $17,500; it burned in 1966 and is now a parking lot. A rare pair.
[Bookseller : Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA
Bazaar of the Coppersmiths, Cairo & Grand Entrance to the Mosque of the Sultan Hassan.
London: 1848 - Size: 610 × 420 mm. Framed size: 710 x 560 mm. Very good condition. Unobtrusive blind stamp. Tinted lithographs with additional colour. Sold as a pair & presented in antique walnut and gold leaf frames. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, Eastern Journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of entire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas. Sketches in Egypt and Nubia, from Drawings made on the Spot. 1846-9. Abbey, Travel, 272; Gay 2216; Ibrahim-Hilmy, II, p.176; Lipperheide 1591; Tooley (1954) 402.
[Bookseller : Peter Harrington. ABA member
Chants et Chansons Populaires de la France. Nouvelle edition. Notices par Dumersan. Accompagnement de Piano par H. Colet. Illustrations par MM. E. de Beaumont, Boilly, Daubigny, Dubouloz, E. Giraud, Meissonnier, Pascal, Staal, Steinheil, Trimolet. Three Vol. withChansons Populaires des Provinces de France. Notices par Champfleury. Accompagnement de Piano par J.B. Wekerlin. Illustrations par MM. Bida, Bracquemont, Courbet, Ch. Jacque, Ed. Morin, et al. One Vol.
Garnier FreresBourdilliat et Cie.  and 1860, Paris - New Edition of the first three volumes with the first edition of the 4th volume all four volumes bound in 2. Lg. 8vo; handsomely bound in contemporary 1/2 red morocco and marbled boards, spine paneled, gilt decorated, title gilt, some rubbing to extremities, hinges of Vol. II starting, generally very good. Each volume illustrated with engraved frontispiece (etching). Each song with 2 pp. explanatory text plus 4 pp. of engraved lyrics surrounded by engraved vignettes plus 2 pp. engraved musical score. Vol. I - Chants Guerriers et Patriotiques Chansons Bachiques Vol. II - Chansons et Chansonnettes Chansons Burlesques et Satiriques Vol. III - Chansons Choisies Romanies, Rondes et Complaintes Vol. IV - Chansons Populaires des Provinces de France Noels, Chansons de Mai, Ballades, Chansons de Metiers, Chansons de Mariees. Volume IV with Notice par Champfleury, Accompagnement de Piano de J. B. Wekerlin. Illustrations par MM. Bida, Bracquemond, Catennacci, Courbet, Faivre, Flameng, Francais, Fath, Hanoteu, Ch. Jacque, Ed. Morin, M. Sand, Stall, Villevielle. The first edition of the first three volumes of this work was published by H. -L. Delloye/Garnier Freres, 1843. This 1848 edition was a reprint with changes and substitutions, notably substituting La Marseillaise by Rouget de Lisle for the opening song in Volume I. Page size: 27.5 x 20 cm. Vicaire II, 246-247. Brivois, pp. 94-96. Ray, Art of the French Illustrated Book, 232. See an Image. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA
ÁLBUM DE TOLEDO. Colección de Vistas y detalles de los principales monumentos toledanos
Litografía de Doroteo Bachiller, Madrid 1848 - Gran folio, s.n. Holandesa puntas cabra, planos papel francés. - 52 Láminas litográficas a toda plana fuera de texto con la siguiente distribución: 2 Portadas / 5 Ruinas antiguas en Toledo / 1 Cristo de la Luz / 1 Puerta Antigua Visagra / 2 Santa María La Blanca / 3 Casa de Mesa / 1 Basílica de Santa Leocadia / 1 Puerta del Sol / 3 Iglesia del Tránsito / 21 La Catedral / 8 San Juan de los Reyes / 1 Casa de Niños Expósitos / 1 Hospital de Santa Cruz / 2 El Alcázar. // Añade folleto publicitario sobre el plan de la obra. Importantísimo. Rarísimo de encontrar completo. Magnífico ejemplar. [Palau nº 18606] [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Berrocal Libros Antiguos
2 autograph letters signed. 1848-1857
Camden Town 1848 De Morgan, Augustus (1806-71). (1). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. Camden Town, Jan. 27, 1848. 1 page plus integral blank. 180 x 114 mm. (2) Autograph letter signed to Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857). Camden Town, October 7, 1857. 2-1/2pp. 183 x 114 mm. Some foxing, blank portion of second leaf cut away. Together 2 letters, both mounted on single sheet together with printed obituary notice and wood-engraved portrait.Two dryly humorous letters from the mathematician Augustus de Morgan, known for formulating De Morgan's laws or De Morgan's theorem (rules in formal logic relating pairs of dual logical operators in a systematic manner expressed in terms of negation), and for introducing the term "mathematical induction" and making its idea rigorous. De Morgan was also the author of Arithmetical Books from the Invention of Printing to the Present Time (1847), which has been described as "the first significant work of scientific bibliography" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). De Morgan's 1848 letter reads as follows:I can't find Leverrier's Christian names-or, not to make any assumption which a member of the Institute might repudiate-his prénoms. They begin with U. J. Can you tell them? Or must I put down Ulysses Jeremiah at a venture. If you can't tell them, can you calculate them. They can hardly be as difficult as a planet.If you happen to know Hencke's, pray tell them to me: but I can't demand them of you as a right which I do Leverrier's."Leverrier" refers to Urbain Jean Joseph Leverrier (1811-77), the French astronomer whose mathematical calculations and astronomical observations of the perturbations of Uranus led directly to the discovery of Neptune. "Hencke" refers to German astronomer Karl Ludwig Hencke (1793-1866), discoverer of the asteroids 5 Astraea and 4 Vesta. The 1857 letter reads:I had a note from Mr. Smyth this morning, by which I was very glad to hear that you were able to write, and that your handwriting was still of the old firm type. This note was in answer to one which made some inquiries about your identity-not health alone, but identity-and it appears that you and I have been fellow sailors, and that 51 years ago this very month. To be sure we were, as we may say, at the two extreme ends of the chain. You commanded the Woolwich, and I commanded nothing but my mother's constant attention, being then an infant of four months old on board the Jane Duchess of Gordon E. S. But my command was in better order than yours; for my voice was sufficient per se, whereas yours would have been of little effect but for the knowledge that the nine tails and powder and ball were looming in the distance as definite possibilities.I picked up my mother's journal a few days ago, which let me into this little secret. It would do you good to see how you were cut up when you shortened sail against the wishes of the ladies.De Morgan was born in India and returned to England as an infant; his letter refers to this voyage. His correspondent, Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, was a naval hydrographer who conducted important hydrographic surveys in South America and southern Anatolia; he served for 25 years as head of the Hydrographic Office of the British Admiralty, and invented the Beaufort scale for indicating wind force.
[Bookseller : Jeremy Norman
Manuscrit autographe signé
- MIRBEAU Octave (1848-1917), écrivain. Manuscrit autographe signé intitulé Chemin de croix. [janvier 1900]. 3 p. in-8. Relié (cartonnage moderne). Mirbeau enfourche ici un vieux cheval de bataille : sa haine farouche des décorations. En 1888, il avait déjà commis un article à l¿occasion de la décoration de son ami Rodin, au risque de se fâcher avec lui. Il récidive en janvier 1900, alors que des voix s¿élèvent pour regretter qu¿André Antoine n¿ait pas été décoré. « On se plaint avec acrimonie, les uns avec mélancolie, les autres selon leur tempérament, qu¿Antoine n¿ait pas été décoré. Moi, je serais tenté de m¿en réjouir et, ma foi¿ je m¿en réjouis ». A la question de savoir ce « qu¿un petit bout de ruban rouge noué à sa redingote directoriale pourrait bien ajouter à sa gloire », la réponse de Mirbeau est lapidaire : « la décoration d¿Antoine, ce serait de la part d¿Antoine, le repentir humilié de son oeuvre (.) ». Et il ajoute à propos de Jules Renard, autre oublié des décorations distribuées par le ministre G. Leygues : « Est-ce que Jules Renard, qui est un écrivain parfait, un pur classique, qui compte à son actif trois ou quatre chefsd¿¿uvre (.) et dont le nom dans les temps à venir s¿accolera (.) à celui de notre La Fontaine, est-ce que Jules Renard est décoré ? Mais non, mon cher Antoine, il ne l¿est pas ». Et de s¿en féliciter. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Librairie SIGNATURES
TRANSACTIONS OF THE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY OF LONDON.
LONDON, BULMER - NICOL, 1820 - 1848 - 11 volumi In-4° Bella legatura coeva in piena pelle bleu; ai piatti, dal fitto motivo a losanghe impresso a secco, riquadro di duplice diletto e a rotella, e all'interno del riquadro cornice con ricchi fregi agli angoli, il tutto in oro; dorso con due tasselli rossi, evidenziati da fregi, recante titolo e indicazione di numero di tomo, con (alle restanti caselle) fiorone centrale e piccoli fregi accantonati agli angoli; dentelle esterne e interne decorate a rotella, il tutto sempre impresso in oro; tagli e risguardi marmorizzati; ai contropiatti anteriori dei volumi, ex-libris ottocentesco inciso, alle armi di "Sir John Henry Pelly Bar.t". Frontespizio - VIII - XVI - (2) - 366 - 27 - (23); frontespizio - XXIV - VIII - 408 - 10 - (28); frontespizio - XXI - (1) - 465 - (2) - 27 - (47); frontespizio - VI - (16) - 573 - (49); frontespizio - VIII - (2) - XV - (1) - 560 - 7 - (87); frontespizio VII - (2) - da IV a XII - (2) - 586 - (22); frontespizio - (2) - XII - (2) - 590 - (74); frontespizio - X - (2) - 546 (ma 547) - (43); frontespizio - VII - (1) - 555 - (37); frontespizio - IV - 288 - (140); 72 - 77 - (1 bianca) - 81 - (1 bianca) - 84 - 31 - (1 bianca) - 31 - (1 bianca) - 20 - 29 - (1 bianca) - 16 - 14 pagine numerate (con salti di numerazione alle pagine contrassegnate con cifre romane al primo volume). Testo in lingua inglese con numerose illustrazioni di immagini botaniche e di macchine, incise all'acquaforte su matrice di rame, su matrice d'acciaio e a silografia. 178 tavole incise fuori testo, comprendenti: i bei frontespizi dei primi sette volumi, nonché 171 altre tavole, incise all'acquatinta e all'acquaforte, con figure botaniche, diagrammi e rappresentazioni architettoniche (il catalogo di Nissen menziona 175 illustrazioni fuori testo, contando i sette frontespizi incisi, escludendo la tavola su doppia facciata all'undicesimo volume e, forse, togliendo dal computo le tavole 17* e 17** del quinto tomo). Fra le tavole fuori testo di soggetto botanico, 91 dalla delicata (e in vari fogli eccezionale) acquerellatura coeva, con ritocchi di vernice à la gomme: di tali illustrazioni, 34 rappresentano fiori (fra le quali 5 su foglio doppio), 56 raffigurano frutti (di cui 4 su foglio doppio), una rappresenta un albero. L'opera, splendidamente rilegata e illustrata, comprende vari saggi composti dai membri di una società botanica londinese: il primo volume (con data 1820) reca il frontespizio la legenda "3.rd EDITION" ( la prima edizione fu del 1812), il III volume "2.nd EDITION". I sette volumi iniziali sono stati impressi fra il 1820 e il 1839; i tre seguenti (che costituiscono la seconda serie) fra il 1835 e il 1848. L'undicesimo volume, non citato né da Nissen né da Pritzel, comprende le liste dei corrispondenti della società negli anni dal 1823, al 1834, e inoltre alcune edizioni di Horticultural Society of London. Report of the Garden Committe [.]. Esemplare in buono stato conservativo; contenuti segni d'usura alle legatura; interno dalla sporadica e modesta ossidazione; splendida la conservazione delle tavole illustrative. Cfr. NISSEN C., "Die botanische Buchillustration [.]", Stuttgart 1966, col. 236 num. 2387; PRITZEL G. A., "Thesaurus literaturae botanicae [.]", Milano 1950, p. 368, num. 10860. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio
Dombey and Son
London: Bradbury and Evans 1848. First edition. Forty illustrations, including frontispiece and vignette title. Bound by Morrell of London in full polished calf, boards ruled in gilt, red and black labels titled in gilt, compartments and dentelles elaborately gilt, all edges gilt. Gift inscription on the first blank, very slight rubbing, just about fine. A very nice copy.
[Bookseller : Between The Covers
Die Keilinschriften und das Alte Testament [bound with] Chrestomathie Ottomane : precedee de tableaux grammaticaux et suivie d'un glossaire turc-francais [bound with] Die Erfreuung der Geister von 'Omar Ben-Suleman
[Giessen : J. Richer'sche, 1872 ; Berlin : Reimer, 1854 ; Leipzig : Vogel, 1848] - Description: 3v. in 1: (vii, 385p., xxxvii, 163p., viii, 96p.) : 1 fold. map, 1 fold. table ; 21cm. Subjects: Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc -- Cuneiform inscriptions ; Ottoman turkish language -- Turkish language -- Readers -- Grammar -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. ; Philosophy, Arab. Languages: German ; French, Ottoman turkish ; German, Ottoman Turkish. Good copy in a contemporary binding of green leather-backed, marble boards. Gilt titles and blind tooling to spine. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Minor, scattered, marginal foxing. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : MW Books Ltd.
Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A.: With Selections from his Journals and Correspondence. 2 Volumes
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, London 1848 - Three quarter leather 8vo. This is the UNCOMMON FIRST EDITION of renowned writer Wilkie CollinsÕs first book, a biography of his father, published when he was only 24. The biography was completed the year after his father, the noted artist William Collins, died. According to GassonÕs Wilkie Collins: An Illustrated Guide, William Collins had always intended for his son to write his biography. To an extent, WilliamÕs journals, correspondence, and notes were written with this in mind. Wilkie also received assistance from his fatherÕs friends. The book received generally good reviews, and was praised by writers such as Maria Edgeworth and Walter de la Mare. His first novel, Antonina, was published in 1850. Very good in contemporary three-quarter brown leather that has some scuffing and rubbing, with marbled boards and end papers, gilt title, and rules on spine, and gilt to top edges. The interior pages are clean and solid. Includes an engraved portrait of William Collins, and the volumes are extra-illustrated by the insertion of 57 plates by many artists of the period. Volume I has xii, 348 pages; Volume II has vi, 354 pages. BIO/091507 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA
Description of the skull and teeth of the Placodus laticeps, Owen. Inscribed by Owen to G. R. Waterhouse
1848 Owen, Richard (1804-92). Description of the skull and teeth of the Placodus laticeps, Owen . . . Offprint from Philosophical Transactions 148 (1858). 169-184pp. 3 lithographed plates. 299 x 230 mm. Original plain wrappers, front wrapper detached but present. Minor foxing especially on plates, but very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by Owen to George R. Waterhouse (1810-88) on the first page: "G. R. Waterhouse, Esqr. with the Author§s kind regards."First Edition, Offprint Issue. Owen, the leading British paleontologist and comparative anatomist of the nineteenth century, presented in this paper the first classification and description of the fossil marine reptile Placodus laticeps, which lived during the Middle Triassic Period. Owen presented this copy to British naturalist George R. Waterhouse, compiler of Part II (Mammalia) of Darwin§s Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle (1838). Both Owen and Waterhouse worked at the British Museum, Owen as superintendent of the museum§s natural history collections (appointed in 1856), and Waterhouse as assistant keeper of mineralogy and geology (appointed in 1843).
[Bookseller : Jeremy Norman
American Seamens Friends Society, engraved certificate with manuscript additions] This is to certify That "Rev. Leander Thompson" by a Donation of "Twenty" Dollars from "his congr. in S Hadley is constituted a" Life "Member" of the American Seamen's Friend Society New York. "Febr 5th" 18"48 Edward Richardson" President. "Charles N. Talbot" Treasurer. Attest. "John Spaulding" Secretary.
- [New York: n.d. but 1848 or earlier]. Steel engraving by Pollack after Wade, completed in pen and ink. Sheet size: 15 x 20 5/8 inches. An attractive certificate with a large view of Governor's Island from Manhattan. To the left, the tallest building is the Sailor's Home, a hostel which opened in May 1842 at 190 Cherry Street, New York City. At dock across the street from the hostel is the "Wesleyan Floating Bethel" - in effect a floating mission, dedicated in November 1844 (Rev. Hedstrom, minister). The vessel in the middle of the image, with 'Temperance' on the pennant at the main mast, may be the "floating Church of our Saviour", which was consecrated in February 1844 (Rev. B.C.C. Parker Minister, of the Protestant Episcopal Church). In the background: Governor's Island. The American Seaman's Friend Society started operations in New York City in May 1828, and by the time of the present certificate was well established with dedicated funds, churches, hostels and orphanages. The present certificate was given to the Reverend Leander Thompson, as the representative of his congregation which had raised $20 for the Society. Thompson served as the pastor of the Congregational Church (South Hadley Falls) in Holyoke, Mass., from 1843 to 1850. Cf. Fowble Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680-1880 pp. 516-519
[Bookseller : Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)
The Poetical Works [together with] Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott.
Edinburgh, Printed for Robert Cadell, 1833 & 1848 - 22 volumes (162 × 95 mm). Contemporary tan calf, burgundy morocco label, decoration to spines, marbled endpapers and edges. Bookplate to front pastedown of each volume, light offsetting to title pages and some occasional minor foxing. spines a little rubbed. an attractive set in very good condition. Engraved frontispiece and title page to each volume. Poetical works in 12 volumes and Life of Scott in 9 volumes.
[Bookseller : Peter Harrington. ABA member
New York: Harper and Brothers. 1848. First. First American edition. Publisher's brown cloth, decorated and embossed in blind, and decorated and titled in gilt on the spine. Contemporary owner's name of Edwin Troxley Freedley ("E.T. Freedley May 12 / 48"), lacks the rear free endpaper, spine cloth worn down to the text block at the crown, some evidence (albeit small) of repair to the cloth on the spine, some foxing in the text, a good copy. Freedley was a Philadelphia-born author, mostly on business and technological subjects, particularly his important and bestselling Practical Treatise on Business (1852). A realistic alternative for collectors seeking the British edition, of which only a handful of copies have been offered in the past three decades, and which costs in excess of $150,000 when found. .
[Bookseller : Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA
Gedichte. Zweite, vermehrte Auflage.
VIII,302 S., 4 Bll. Verlagsanzeigen, Leinenband der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Deckelfileten. Zweite erweiterte Ausgabe.- Marbach Katalog 265; WG. 7.- "Die Ausgabe erschien im November 1847 mit der Jahreszahl 1848; Elf Gedichte sind ausgeschieden, 55 neu dazugekommen, viele überarbeitet. Von den 1000 Exemplaren der Erstausgabe waren am 1. September 1843 405 Stück verkauft. Die am 23. Mai 1847 noch vorhandenen circa 400 Exemplare wurden eingestampft...." (Marbach Kat.).- Vorsätze stockfleckig, Text nur gering (stock-)fleckig, Einband leicht berieben.
[Bookseller : Antiquariat Eckert & Kaun GbR
LAYS Of The WESTERN WORLD
New York:: Putnam,. .. 11" x 8-1/8". 1st edition (BAL 1639). Limited to 150 cc [per BAL]. Unpaginated, though 40 pp.Illuminated t.-p. & text with illuminated borders.. Restored publisher's heavy black embossed full sheep binding with gilt stamped title lettering to both boards & gilt compartment decorations to spine, beveled edges. AEG.. Occasional unobtrusive, and faint, tide-line to plate margins. A few. leaf edges slightly worn. Still, a solid VG - VG+ copy.. Contents: "Love's Requiem", by Charles Fenno Hoffman; "The Mother of Moses", by Frances S. Osgood; "The Land of Dreams", by W.C. Bryant; "Lees in the Cup of Life", by Julia Howe; "Stanzas", by Emma C. Embry; "The Tournament at Acre", by Henry W. Herbert; "Greenwood", by Susan Pindar; "Worship", by Elise Justine Bayard & "The Child's Mission", by Emma C. Embry. Thomas Sinclair, a prominent Philadelphia lithographer through his death in 1881, was first trained in Edinburgh, and subsequently immigrated to the United States around 1830. In 1833, he began working with Kennedy & Lucas until he acquired his own press in 1838. His growing skill as a color printer was soon acknowledged, for in 1851 he received an award from the Frankling institute noting, "Mr Sinclair has acquired a skill in this kind of printing which is doubtful if the best French artists can excel." [cf. Last. THE COLOR EXPLOSION, pp. 148 - 149]. Sinclair's skill is readily seen in this wonderful example of the lithographer's art, in which the illustrations display fine detail, bright & vibrant coloring, and delicate execution. The book is somewhat scarce on the commercial market with no copies at auction these last 30 years. . Printed in colors by T. Sinclair, Philadelphia.
[Bookseller : Tavistock Books, ABAA
Kladderadatsch: Organ fur und von den Bummler [Complete first year of the magazine and additional Extrablatt]. 33 issues
Berlin NP 1848 Mixed edition vg The "Kladderatsch" [Berlin slang for "falling and breaking into fragments"] was one of the most important German periodicals. The magazine, founded by bookseller Albert Hoffmann and acclaimed writer David Kalish, was published between 1848 and 1944 and focussed on political satire, through articles [especially Ernst Dohm and Rudolf Lowenstein] and caricatures [especially Willhelm Scholz]. Especially of importance is the first year of its publishing [this copy], since it refers to the events of the 1848- revolution in Germany, where the first German parliament, the "Frankfurter Nationalversammlung" was founded at Paulskirche, Frankfurt. The first issue in 1848 was sold out on publication date.4to. 3/4 vellum over black paper covered boards, with special issue and complete 32 editions of the first publication year bound in. Continuous pagination. (3) 132pp. Modern endpapers. Newspaper clip pasted on inside of backboard, referring to the periodical. Illustrated throughout with b/w sketches. Minor scuffing to boards. Browning and sporadic foxing to pages. In German, in Gothic script. Very good condition. The political line of the periodical was moderate nationalistic [it supported Bismarck]. During the Weimarer Republic, it drifted more to the right and eventually supported the Nazis openly.
[Bookseller : Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller
The Miracles of Our Lord
London: Longman & Co., 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Yes. 8vo. (1),31,iv pp. Thirty-two pages are chromolithographed by Humphreys, in addition there is a leaf of the illuminator' s remarks and one comprising an index of the miracles. Bound in the original black papier-mache covers designed to look like carved ebony. The binding was based on one carved in ivory in the 12th Century and has medallions of the principal miracles intertwined with ornate decorations and the title. The front and rear covers are identical. The book is exuberantly illustrated using chromolithography on 32 pages alternating between hot bright colors and cool pages subtly tinted with various shades, the whole combining to make both a magnificent tribute to Medieval illustration and to the then new and novel technique of chromolithography. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Nicely rebacked in plain black morocco with the title embossed in blind; some light soiling, new endpapers, two corners repaired, but a very good copy. The Art of Publishers' Bookbindings, 160-162.
[Bookseller : Thorn Books
DEALINGS With The FIRM Of DOMBEY And SON, Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation
London:: Bradbury & Evans,. 1848.. 8vo. 1st one-volume edition (BFTP). xvi, 624 pp.. Modern brown half-leather binding executed in a period style, with elaborate gilt decorated spine, red morocco title label in the second spine compartment & marbled paper boards. AEG.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG (usual foxing to plates).. 40 steel engraved plates by Phiz [Hablot K. Browne].
[Bookseller : Tavistock Books, ABAA
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, COMMUNICATING...A REPORT AND MAP OF THE EXAMINATION OF NEW MEXICO, MADE BY LIEUTENANT J.W. ABERT...[wrapper title]
Washington. 1848.. 132pp. plus folding map and twenty-four lithographed plates. Original printed yellow wrappers, neatly rebacked in matching paper. A number of text leaves with small repairs in the margins, not affecting text. Map with marginal repairs and a two-inch repaired tear in the left edge, within the map border but not affecting content. Very good, untrimmed. One of the great southwestern government- sponsored explorations, here in its earliest form, according to Wagner-Camp. The lithographed plates, attributed to Abert himself, include views of Santa Fe, Fort Marcy, San Felipe, the Pueblos, Indians, etc., and are among the most celebrated depictions of the region. The text describes Abert's trip from Fort Leavenworth over the Santa Fe Trail via Bent's Fort, his survey of the northern part of New Mexico, and return via the Trail. The map is the most detailed survey of New Mexico then extant. Also included are the numerals and vocabulary of the Cheyenne. "...A basic SFT document" - Rittenhouse. Difficult to find in the original wrappers. HOWES A11. FLAKE 726. RITTENHOUSE 2. GRAFF 5. WAGNER-CAMP 143. SABIN 57. STREETER SALE 168. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 532. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2.
[Bookseller : William Reese Company - Americana
Description of the skull and teeth of the Placodus laticeps, Owen. Inscribed by Owen to G. R. Waterhouse
1848. No Dust Jacket. Owen, Richard (1804-92). Description of the skull and teeth of the Placodus laticeps, Owen . . . Offprint from Philosophical Transactions 148 (1858). 169-184pp. 3 lithographed plates. 299 x 230 mm. Original plain wrappers, front wrapper detached but present. Minor foxing especially on plates, but very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by Owen to George R. Waterhouse (1810-88) on the first page: G. R. Waterhouse, Esqr. with the Authors kind regards.First Edition, Offprint Issue. Owen, the leading British paleontologist and comparative anatomist of the nineteenth century, presented in this paper the first classification and description of the fossil marine reptile Placodus laticeps, which lived during the Middle Triassic Period. Owen presented this copy to British naturalist George R. Waterhouse, compiler of Part II (Mammalia) of Darwins Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle (1838). Both Owen and Waterhouse worked at the British Museum, Owen as superintendent of the museums natural history collections (appointed in 1856), and Waterhouse as assistant keeper of mineralogy and geology (appointed in 1843).
[Bookseller : Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com
[The State Reception Room. An Evening Party, Windsor Castle [Pl. 11]
London: Thomas McLean, 1848]. Chromolithograph, finished by hand, cut to edge of image (as issued). (Without original thin card mount with ink- ruled border). 12 13/16 x 18 5/8 inches. A fine image of the interior of Windsor Castle. This high quality plate, cut to the image edge and mounted in imitation of a watercolour, is from Joseph Nash's 'Views of the Interior and Exterior of Windsor Castle', published in London in 1848. Abbey Scenery 360, plate 11
[Bookseller : Donald Heald Rare Books
Die Amtsvergehen, Ihre Untersuchung und Bestrafung
1848. Schwenken, Carl Philipp Theodor. Die Amtsvergehen, Ihre Untersuchung und Bestrafung in Disziplinarischen und Gerichtlichen Wege noch Gemeinen und Besonders Kurhessischem Rechte. Nach des Verfassers Tide Herausgegeben. Kassel: Druck und Verlag von Theodor Fischer, 1848. xiv, 102 pp. Octavo (5" x 8"). Contemporary marbled boards, blank paper title label to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities. Small early owner stamp to front pastedown, two more to title page. Light foxing in a few places, interior otherwise fresh. * First edition. This guidebook for minor public officials was published at the time of the Revolutions of 1848. This book was later expanded into a second volume. The table of contents lists the subjects intended for this continuation. Notably reactionary, Schwenken is best-known for his 1820 criminal-law treatise Uber die Beruchtigsten Judischen, Gauner and Spitzbuben [About Notorious Jews, Swindlers and Rascals]. KVK locates 6 copies of the first edition. Bibliothek Kammergericht Berlin 1087.
[Bookseller : The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Monumenta Historica Britannica, Or Materials for the History of Britain, From the Earliest Period. Volume I. Extending To The Norman Conquest. (All Published)
George E. Eyre & William Spottiswoode for Her Majesty,, 1848.. 1/2 contemporary red morocco over cloth, edge rubbed, gilt spine, name of the Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow on cover,marbled endpapers.. Half-title, t.p.., & dedication in red & black, 17 plates of coins, 9 plates of manuscript facs. (some in two colors), folding map by W Hughes.. Large Folio. 16 x 10 1/2".. First Edition. The Record Commission, first appointed in 1800, entrusted to Henry Petrie in 1823 the task of editing a new collection of chronicles and other materials of English history extending to the close of Henry VIII's reign. After the text of the first volume had been prepared and materials for other volumes gathered, the work was suspended in 1835 by order of the commissioners, and volume one was not published until 1846," Graves.This is the only volume published out of the projected series. It contains excerpts from Greek writers, with English translations, and Roman writers; Roman inscriptions; an account of British and Roman coins, with plates; and the following chronicles, or parts thereof, to 1066: ®thelweard, Anglo-Saxon chronicle, Annales Cambriae, Asser, Bede, Brut y Tywysogion. Chronologia brevissima, Florence of Worcester, Gaimar, Genealogia regum. Gildas, Guy of Amiens, Henry of Huntington, Nennius, Simeon of Durham. Graves, OBEH,1084.
[Bookseller : Krown & Spellman, Booksellers
Autograph musical quotation signed "S. Thalberg"
4 bars in 2/4 dated London, May 20, 1848. Notated in ink on a slip of music manuscript paper with decorative border (London, J. & F. Harwood) 82 x 204 mm., cut down from a larger sheet. Slightly worn; rust stains from early paper clip just touching notation; small tear at blank upper margin not affecting notation; remains of former mount to two edges of verso. . "Together with Liszt, Thalberg must be ranked as the greatest virtuoso pianist of the mid-19th century..." Robert Wangermèe in Grove online
[Bookseller : J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC
Scheme of Settlement.
 3pp draft legal agreement, folio, on paper watermarked 'Stradling 1846'.Augustus, Dickens's youngest brother, married Harriet Lovell at Trinity Church, Marylebone, on 5th December 1848. The document here is a draft marriage settlement between 'Augustus Dickins' (sic) and Harriet's Guardians & Trustees (Harriet was a minor), Charles Dickens being one of the latter. Harriet went blind, and Augustus deserted her in 1857/8 for Bertha Phillips, with whom he lived as man & wife in America until her death. On his 1868 Reading Tour, Dickens decided not to perform in Chicago for what Dolby calls 'entirely private' reasons: 'the presence of Bertha Phillips & her children, there' (Letters XII, p.62). After Bertha's death, Dickens wrote to the Editor of The Daily News on 14 January 1869 (Letters XII, p.274) to correct a report of the 'Death of Mrs Augustus Dickens'. '... The widow of my late brother (i.e. Harriet Lovell) ... is a lady now living, and resident in London; she is a frequent guest at my house; and I am one of the trustees under her marriage settlement ...'.
[Bookseller : Jarndyce Rare Books
Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory.
London: Dickinson & Co., 1848 - Large folio; approx. size of the binding: 14 inches x 21 1/4 in., title-page; rare dedication page (to the Hudson's Bay Company); pp. -5. Illustrated with 20 colored lithographic views, on 16 sheets. These include: The American Village (Oregon City), Buffalo Hunting on the Western Prairies, Fort Vancouver, Fort George (Oregon), Fort Garry (Winnipeg), and the map. This is the rare issue with colored plates, in most copies they are lightly tinted in monochrome. The outline map shows routes in red and blue. In the original pebbled dark green cloth binding, with gilt lettered titling on the front cover: "Warre's Sketches in North America." Professionally re-backed. An impressive, fresh, clean copy, much better than usual. "Made, in 1845, when war between England and the United States over the Oregon boundary seemed imminent, this trip by Capt. Warre across the northern Rockies to Puget Sound must have had some military purpose a better fate attended the views he had painted and were magnificently reproduced; they remain the only western color-plates comparable in beauty to those by Bodmer accompanying Maximilian's Travels. The dedication forming prelim. p. 3 and 4 was not issued in all copies." Howes, p. 615, W-114; Sabin 101455; Wagner-Camp 157. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.
Histoire universelle de l'Eglise catholique (29 Tomes - Complet)
Gaume Frères 1848 - 29 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane blonde, Gaume Frères, 1842 à 1848, env. 660 pp. par vol. Rare exemplaire bien complet de cette édition (mais sans l'atlas annoncé). Etat moyen (dos fort. frottés avec anciennes étiquettes de cote au dos en queueu, ancien cachet discret d'institution religieuse, qq. rouss., bon état intérieur). Prix en l'état, pour l'ensemble. Poids de 20,5 Kg Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : Librairie du Cardinal
Sinks of London Laid Open: a Pocket Companion for the Uninitiated, to Which is Added a Modern Flash Dictionary Containing all the Cant Words, Slang Terms, and Flash Phrases Now in Vogue. with a List of the 60 Orders of Prime Coves.: . . the Whole Forming a True Picture of London Life, Cadging Made Easy, the He-She Man, Doings of the Modern Greeks, Snooking Kens Depicted, the Common Lodging House Gallants, Lessons to Lovers of Dice, the Gaming Table Etc.
Duncombe, London 1848 - Embellished with humorous illustrations by George Cruickshank. The frontis is a folding pub scene in color and is particularly well preserved. Highly uncommon and scarce in this condition. Publisher's pebble-grained cloth, particularly good. Slightest suggestion only of dust-toning to the spine bands and board edges. An exceptionally well-presereved example. Scans on request. 1 Kg. 131 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller : MW Books Ltd
Loss and Gain
London: James Burns, 17 Portman Street, Portman Square, 1848. First edition. 12mo. 386 pp. Bound without terminal leaf of publisher's ads. Modern half cloth and green marbled boards, retaining an earlier morocco spine label; marbled edges. Name cut from top margin of title page, another removed from title with ink eradicator. Very good copy of a rare book. Sadleir 1825; Wolff 5096 "a very rare book"; Wolff, Gains and Losses, pp. 43-60 . The first work of prose fiction by the noted theologian, John Henry Newman (1801-1890), whose conversion to Catholicism in 1845 shook the Anglican church. A thinly disguised account of his conversion, Loss and Gain is the most important English religious novel of the nineteenth century and a key document in the history of the Oxford movement. It was widely reprinted and a subtitle was added in the later editions. Newman was made a Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in 1879 "Newman himself was in the process of publishing (anonymously) his first novel, Loss and Gain: the Story of a Convert. The book is partly autobiographical ... The inconsistencies of the comprehensiveness of the Church of England and of Anglo-Catholicism are amusingly satirized in what are probably the most memorable parts of a novel of which the chief claim to originality lies in the introduction of a new kind of introspective self-questioning into English fiction (see K. Tillotson, Novels of the Eighteen-Forties, 1954). ... the most significant Roman Catholic theologian of the nineteenth century, [Newman] has also come to be seen as the most seminal of modern Catholic thinkers" (ONDB). Wolff writes, "it remains extraordinarily significant ... Newman's novels ... delighted his peers. But unquestionably they were too subtle, too intellectual, too profound, then as now." "By common consent, and in the considered opinion of Gerard Manley Hopkins and James Joyce, Newman was the greatest Victorian master of English prose," writes Anthony Kenny in this week's TLS (30 July 2010), where he reviews a recent biography, Newman's Unquiet Grave by John Cornwell, and considers the projected visit to England by Pope Benedict XVI for "the beatification (a last staging post on the path to sainthood) of John Henry Newman in September". The issues includes a second extensive article by Bernard Manzo, "The test of literature, John Henry Newman's holy imaginings", discussing Cardinal Newman's poems, two novels and essays. Rare
[Bookseller : James Cummins Bookseller
CALIFORNIA: ITS HISTORY, POPULATION, CLIMATE, SOIL, PRODUCTIONS, AND HARBORS. FROM SIR GEORGE SIMPSON'S "OVERLAND JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLD. [rule] AN ACCOUNT OF THE REVOLUTION IN CALIFORNIA, AND CONQUEST OF THE COUNTRY BY THE UNITED STATES, 1846-7
Cincinnati: J.A. & U.P. James, 1848.. 105,pp. Original printed wrappers. Small piece excised from upper margin of front wrapper. Moderate foxing. Very good. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. From the library of Thomas W. Streeter, with his annotations on the titlepage and the chemise, and his bookplate on the inside rear wrapper. An interesting collection of California reprints, including the relevant portions of Simpson's famous narrative and a selection from John T. Hughes' equally well-known account of Doniphan's expedition. "A rare California item, but with an almost total lack of original material. It reprints Simpson's excellent narrative and contains extracts from Hughes's DONIPHAN'S EXPEDITION" - Streeter. Cowan mistakenly cites the first edition as 1849, though the present edition is the true first. Howes notes that this edition is sometimes found bound with Joel Palmer's JOURNAL OF TRAVELS. It was clearly assembled quickly to provide information when news of the gold discovery reached the East. Quite rare. STREETER SALE 2533 (this copy). HOWES H768, "b." COWAN, p.295. GRAFF 2003. SABIN 33595.
[Bookseller : William Reese Company - Americana
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Written by Himself
Boston / [cover place] Rochester, New York: Published at the Anti-Slavery Office / [cover publisher] Published at the North Star Office 1847 / [cover date] 1848. North Star issue, an early reprint, published by Frederick Douglass himself using Anti-Slavery Office sheets of the 1847 edition. Preface by William Lloyd Garrison. Letter from Wendell Phillips. 16mo. 125pp. (but lacking the whole of signature 2, consisting of pages 17-32, those leaves supplied in facsimile from an institutionally held copy). Original quarter calf and green printed paper over boards in custom made chemise and clamshell box. A fair only copy with front board detached, foxing, soiling, and general wear. An exceptionally rare volume, one of five known copies, and the only edition of any book published by Frederick Douglass. After becoming somewhat disillusioned with the pay afforded African-American contributors to Garrison's Liberator (Edmund Quincy, editor of the Liberator, exemplified the curious latent racism of many abolitionists when he described Douglass as an "unconscionable nigger" for asking for $2.50 per article), Douglass decided to move to Rochester and set up his own newspaper, the North Star. In the fall of 1847 he apparently bought Anti-Slavery Office sheets of his Narrative and had them bound for his own printing office. Indeed the printed rear board advertises: "City Binding / Under the Museum / [logo] / Rochester, N.Y. by Owen Morris." This copy does not have the frontispiece portrait of Douglass that appears in the first edition, nor do the other four surviving copies of this issue. OCLC locates a single copy of this issue, at the New York Historical Society, but states that it has 114 numbered pages. Morris's skills as a binder are questionable as the few surviving copies have different contents. This copy contains 119 numbered pages and we know of one other copy with the full 125 pages. We can find no evidence that Douglass ever published any other book at his North Star Printing Office. Did we mention, rare? Blockson 101 #27.
[Bookseller : Between The Covers
Recueil de Journaux de la Révolution de 1848 dont la plupart de ces périodiques éphémères sont Rares
1848 - Nous vous proposons cet ensemble de Journaux parus en 1848 et dont la plupart de ces périodiques sont intouvables.Ensemble de la pluss grande rareté Spécimen : La Fraternité - le Journal pour Rire- L'Ordre - L'Evenement. Numéro 1 : Le Républicain Lyrique - Le Spectateur Républicain - La Mère Michel - L'Aimable Faugbourien - L'Amer du Chêne - Le Bonnet Rouge - La Carmagnole - Le Journal des Pauvres - L'Impitoyable - Charité et Justice - La Bouche de Fer - Le Peuple Représentant - L'Opinion des Femmes - Le Canon d'Alarme - Le Bonhomme Richard - Le Flaneur - Le Tribunal Révolutionnaire - Le Spartacus - Diogène sans Culotte - Le Salut Social - La Politique des Femmes - Le Rvélateur - Le Bohémien de Paris - Journal des Ateliers Nationaux - L'Echo National - Le Socialiste Dévoué - Le Paratonnère - Le Journal du Diable - La Misère - Les Lunettes du Père Duchêne - Le Kabbaliste - L'Avenir de la France - Le Garde Mobile - La Chronique Parisienne - La Redingote Grise - Le Messager des Théâtres - Le Père duchêne - Le Pilori - le Pilier des Tribunaux - Petit Caporal - Mayeux - La Colère et le Désespoir d'un Vieux Républicain -L'Aigle Républicaine - Le Petit fils du Père Duchêne - L'Association Nationale - Le Colporteur - Le Manifeste des Provinces - La République Possible - La Bouche D'Acier - Le Gamin de Paris - La Conspiration des Poudres. Numéro 2 : La Concorde - le Révélateur - la Presse Républicaine - Jacques Bonhomme - Le Diable Rose - Le Jouranl - la Lanterne - la Constitution - le Dible Boiteux - Journal des Sans- Culottes - L'examen - Les Saltimbanques - le Volcan. Numéro: 3 Le Christ Républicain - La Vérité - la Mère Michel - L'Accusateur - le Robespierre - Le Petit Moniteur des Communes - le Bon Conseil - L'avenir National - L'Ami du Peuple. Numéro 4 : la France Libre - le Gamin de Paris - le Spectateur Républicain - la Réforme Administrative - le Vrai Père Duchêne - Numéro 5 : Le Napoléonien - le Travailleur par la Mère Duchêne - République Napoléonnienne - les Archives du Peuple Les Journaux qui suivent sont parus pour la première fois : Le Conciliateur - le Vrai Garde National - le Lampion - L'Esprit National - Le Banquet Social - Le Petit Homme Rouge - le Conservateur de la République - La Tribune - L'Organisation du Travail - L'Ere nouvelle - Courrier de Paris - L'Avenir National - la Révolution de 1848 - le Bien Public - le Canard - La Presse - le Pamphlet - L'Opinion Publique - la Liberté - La France - La Voix du Peuple - la France Nouvelle - Le Tocsin des Travailleurs - Le Drapeau National - le Messager .La Vraie Rpublique - le Populaire. Rousseurs d'usage et mouillures claires sur certains d'entre eux. Ensemble d' une extrême Rareté [Attributes: Soft Cover]
[Bookseller : antika lyon terreaux