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         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]

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         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]

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         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]

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         MAPA DE MADRID. ATLAS DEL DICCIONARIO GEOGRAFICO DE MADRID

      MADRID 1848 - ENTELADO. TEJUELO PEGADO. SIN ESTUCHE. RASTRO DE POLILLA. PLEGADO 21 X14. DESPLEGADO. 84 X 111. BUENA CONSERVACIÓN.

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         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.

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         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.[1] 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.

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         Borneo And The Indian Archipelago.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, And Longmans, 1848. - large 8vo. 1 p.l., [v]-viii, 232. 22 tinted lithographed plates incl. additional title. numerous wood-engravings in the text. contemporary full calf prize binding, gilt back (spine sunned). prize inscription. First Edition. Marryat, a son of fiction writer Captain Frederick Marryat, sailed to the East Indies on a surveying expedition on H.M.S. Samarang under command of Sir Edward Belcher from 1843 to 1846. His attractively illustrated work is largely concerned with Borneo, the Philippines, the Loo-Choo Islands, and Hong Kong. Abbey, Travel, 549. Hill II p. 489. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         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

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         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], [509]-948; coloured engraved title, title, [ii], [949]-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]

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         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

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         Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Cairo. December 1st, 1848.

      London. 1848 - Size: 425 × 610 mm. Very good condition. Unobtrusive blind stamp. Tinted lithograph with additional colour. 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 intire 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.

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         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. [1848] 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]

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         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]

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         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]

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         Dombey and Son

      London Bradbury and Evans 1848 - With Two Original Ink Drawings for the First Edition DICKENS, Charles. BROWNE, Hablot Knight, [illustrator]. SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, [binder]. Dombey and Son. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition in book form. Octavo (5 1/4 x 8 3/16 inches; 134 x 208 mm). [v]-xiv,[1, errata], [1, blank], [1]-624 pp. With engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page and thirty-eight plates. Also with two original pen-and-ink drawing by Browne inserted, each signed "Phiz." The original drawings are inserted facing their respective plates, page 40, "The Christening Party" and page 539, "Mr. Carker in his Hour of Triumph." This second plate is titled in manuscript at the bottom. Each drawing is on a sheet of onion skin measuring 138 x 110 mm and then inlaid into a larger sheet to match the size of the other leaves. Original drawings for first editions of Dickens books are extremely rare. The original front wrapper for part ix bound in at the end. Without the half-title and list of plates. Full olive morocco, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Boards decoratively stamped in black. Gilt lettering on the spine. Gilt ruled dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. With two previous owner's bookplates on front pastedown "Kenyon Starling" and "Self". Spine lightly sunned. A near fine copy. Hablot Knight Browne was born on July 12, 1815, to a family descended from Huguenot refugees who had settled in East Anglia, England in the seventeenth century. The ninth son and thirteenth of their fourteen children, he was christened Hablot in memory of a French officer to whom one of his sisters had been engaged and who had been killed at Waterloo a month before the artist was born. Upon leaving school, Browne became an apprentice with the engraver Finden, where he received a standard grounding in draughtsmanship, copying and drawing. In 1836 he became the third and final illustrator for the first edition of Charles Dickens’s Pickwick Papers, and was to continue to illustrate most of the major novels for Dickens through the 1859 A Tale of Two Cities. He became paralyzed in 1867 and moved to Brighton in 1880, where he died in 1882. John Buchanan-Brown, Phiz; Gimbel. Hatton and Cleaver, Smith, Dickens, HBS 64542. $16,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         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]

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         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]

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         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

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         Wuthering Heights

      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. .

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         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.

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         LAYS Of The WESTERN WORLD

      New York:: Putnam,. [1848].. 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.

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         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.

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         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.

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         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].

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         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.

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         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 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).

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         [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

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         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.

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         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.

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         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

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         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. [1]-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]

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         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]

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         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]

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         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

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         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,[3]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.

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         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]

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         Annals of the Artists of Spain . [With:] Talbotype Illustrations to the Annals of the Artists of Spain

      - London: John Ollivier, 1848 [vols I-III] - 1847 [vol. IV, but 1848]. 4 volumes, large 8vo. (10 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches). [Vols. I-III:] Text ruled in red throughout. Letterpress title pages printed in red and black (with a duplicate title in vol. 3), color lithographed additional title pages (with an additional unnumbered title in vol. 3), 14 plates (including 12 mounted India paper proofs), numerous text illustrations. [Vol. IV:] Interleaved with blanks throughout, mounted Talbotype title, mounted Talbotype dedication, 66 mounted Talbotype photographs (on 62 leaves, one double-page), all by Nicolaas Henneman. Contemporary full red morocco by F. Bedford, covers elaborately gilt with the arms of Spain on the upper covers and Stirling's monogram on the lower covers, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, g.e. An incunable of 19th century photography: one of 25 large-paper presentation copies of Stirling's groundbreaking study of Spanish art illustrated with photographs by Henry Fox Talbot's assistant. One of the earliest and rarest of all photographically illustrated books and the first photographically illustrated book on art. "The existence of this fourth volume of Talbotypes has enabled the Annals of the Artists of Spain to be hailed as the first art history book to be illustrated with photographs . this volume marked the beginning of a revolution in the methodology of art history, in which photographs and photographically illustrated books would become essential tools" (Macartney). In the mid-19th century, Spanish art was not well studied or appreciated outside of Spain. On a Grand Tour journey to Spain and the Middle East in the early 1840s, however, Stirling was greatly influenced by the art of the region and began collecting in earnest. Upon return to England, and seeing a very slender body of English work on the subject, he conceived the present work. After a draft of the work was rejected by publisher William Murray in 1845, Stirling decided to privately-print this groundbreaking history which introduced the artists El Greco, Velazquez, Murillo, Ribera and Goya to much of the English speaking world. Of the text, Stirling would print 750 regular copies (of which 25 were specially bound), and 25 large-paper copies (like the present), described in the limitation: "with red marginal lines, proof impressions of the plates on India paper, and two extra plates." To these large-paper, presentation copies, a fourth volume was added, containing 66 illustrations reproducing examples of Spanish art using "the beautiful photographic process invented by Mr. Fox Talbot" (vol. IV Preface). The photographs in the fourth volume are by Nicolaas Henneman, William Fox Talbot's assistant, who is described by Stirling as "the intelligent agent of the inventor" (vol. IV Preface). It is unclear what prompted Stirling to illustrate the presentation copies using the new art of photography. On his initial tour in Spain, like many of the tourists from that period, he brought with him a camera lucinda. His interest in photography was no doubt further advanced by the publication of Talbot's Pencil of Nature (1844-46) and Sun Pictures of Scotland (1845), both of which had avid following among the Scottish elite. Macartney further suggests that Stirling would have realized the duality between the exact reproductive nature of photography and the defining realism portrayed in Spanish art relative to Italian art. Nevertheless, using photography to illustrate these Spanish masterpieces was not without considerable difficulty. Indeed, the art selected to be photographed was greatly limited by size and the necessity of bringing the art outside into the sunlight to be photographed. Early on, Stirling also realized the delicate nature of Talbotypes, writing to a bookdealer in 1856 - just eight years after publication - that a client not rebind the photographs in [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         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.

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         A Complete and Universal Dictionary of the English Language; Comprehending the Explanation, Pronunciation, Origin and Synonymes of Each Word; an Epitome of History, Biography, and the Useful Sciences.

      Virtue & Co., London 1848 - This magnificent dictionary is most collectable for its 44 engraved county maps. On its title-page the book also states its purpose to be 'a description of the counties, cities and market-towns of Great Britain and of the kingdoms, states, provinces and cities in the known world, with a variety of other useful information'. This substantial new edition was enlarged, improved and 'adapted to the present state of science' by B. B. Woodward. Our copy has been handsomely re-bound in modern half-calf with brown cloth sides - the book has five raised bands and title lettering in blind on the spine plus hand-sewn headbands. The text comprises 951 pages and in addition to the 44 county maps has numerous other illustrations, plans and portraits. The maps are in excellent condition apart from occasional light to moderate foxing; the text is clean with minimal foxing. Digital photos available upon request. This dictionary has often been broken up for its county maps but this is a particularly nice example of the text complete with maps in its original state and it has been enhanced by a careful and sensitive fresh binding. The book is heavy and extra postage may be needed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Album romantico con 35 grabados ingleses del siglo XIX. Diversos autores y titulos. ( Coqueteria española,Alrededores de Almeria,Daphnis y Cloe,Valldemora Mallorca, etc )

      L artiste - piel algo rozada, buena conservación en general algunas manchas del tiempo. Siglo XIX, hacia 1848. 0 págs.

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         The fairy ring: a collection of tales and traditions , translated from the German of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (12274),

      Carey & Hart, 1848 - 376 Seiten Sprache: englisch; Altersspuren Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 345 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         POCHI VERSI INEDITI DI ALESSANDRO MANZONI

      n.d. n.d. n.d.(1848) - Opuscolo in 16° ( 16,2x11), pp. 15-1b., brossura, coperta originale in carta verde, titolo al piatto entro cornice con sobri fregi, sparse fioriture, piccole macchie di inchiostro (2 al piatto super. e 6 all'infer.) senza nocumento del titolo, all'interno alcune lettere ricopiate a penna , alcc. pagg. attraversate da un piccolo forellino. Alla pag. 3 dedica a stampa "Alla illustre memoria di Teodoro Koerner." Contiene "Marzo 1821" e "Il proclama di Rimini" frammento di canzone ( 51 versi); il Manzoni aderì, senza parteciparvi attivamente, alle Cinque giornate di Milano del 1848 ed il 20 giugno inviò alla Commissione delle offerte per la causa nazionale tramite il suo amico Antonio Sogni i due componimenti fino allora tenuti nascosti perchè ne stampasse 4mila copie da vendere a beneficio dei profughi veneti. L'edizione considerata originale dell'opuscolo riporta Tip. Redaelli. (v. Parenti, Prime ed. ital. e Ottocento) La presente edizione "clandestina" ( senza indicaz. di luogo, tipografia e data) riteniamo sia uscita nello stesso anno.

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         Die Nationalökonomie der Gegenwart und Zukunft. Erster Band (alles Erschienene)

      Frankfurt am Main, Literarische Anstalt 1848 - kl. 8vo; XII, 329, (1) Seiten; Halbleinen der Zeit über marmorierten Deckeln, Rückenvergoldung und vergoldeter Rückentitel, Rücken aufgehellt, berieben und bestossen, Name auf Titel, privates Bibliotheksetikett auf Vorderdeckel verso, erste und letzte Blätter stärker sonst nur vereinzelt stockfleckig. Erste Ausgabe. Hildebrand war einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der älteren historischen Schule. Bekannt ist seine Stufentheorie, nach der sich die Evolution von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft in Etappen (Naturalwirtschaft, Geldwirtschaft, Kreditwirtschaft) vollziehe, wobei die letzte Stufe dazu beitragen werde, das Proletariat zu beseitigen. Humpert 8213, Kress C 7435, Menger S. 79 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Le moyen age et la renaissance. histoire et description des moeurs, du commerce et de l'industrie, des sciences, des arts, des litteraires et des beaux-arts en europe. paris, 1848-51.

      Cinque volumi di cm. 28, pp. 3.000 ca. complessive. Con molte incisioni e 500 tavole fuori testo di cui molte, splendide, in cromolitografia. Tutte le tavole a colori possiedono la velina protettiva originale. Bella e solida legatura coeva in mezza marocchino rosso con ampie punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro; tagli di testa dorati. Legatura firmata Champs. Esemplare, fresco, ad ampi margini ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, privo di fioriture. Celebre opera dedicata alla descrizione degli usi, costumi, del commercio e dell'industria, delle scienze, delle arti, della letteratura e delle belle arti in Europa nel periodo rinascimentale. Una delle più affascinanti realizzazioni della tipografia francese dell'800, in un'epoca in cui l'uso della cromolitografia aveva già raggiunto livelli di grande qualità. Cfr. Graesse (IV, 64): ""Ouvrage excellent""; Brunet: ""Ouvrage fort curieux qui eut beaucoup de succes.""; Colas 1701.

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         INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE EXERCISE AND SERVICE OF GREAT GUNS ON BOARD HER MAJESTY'S SHIPS.

      London W. Clowes and Sons HMSO 1848 - Interleaved copy, 29 pages with manuscript notes, 2 pages with watercolour diagrams, occasional ink manuscript notes to margin of text, most interleaved pages left blank. 8vo, approximately 235 x 140 mm, 9¼ x 5½ inches, a few text illustrations, 216 pages, bound in full black calf, gilt lettering to spine, blind decorations to edges of covers, A. Neale in gilt to upper cover, the same name in old ink on first free endpaper. Binding rubbed with light scuffing and scratching, very slight bowing to covers, light shelf wear to edges, pastedowns and endpapers have pale staining, title page has a small pale stain to top margin and is slightly dusty, pale stains to top of 7 pages at the beginning, not affecting legibility, many margins slightly dusty with the occasional pale stain, otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent.

      London 1848 - Hooker, William Jackson (1785-1865). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. [London,] Royal Gardens, Kew, Nov. 16, 1848. 2-1/2pp. 178 x 112 mm. Fine.Hooker, the first full-time director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, devoted himself to the study of botany from an early age, specializing in mosses, liverworts and other cryptogamia. He served as regius professor of botany at the University of Glasgow from 1820 to 1841, when he was appointed to head Kew Gardens. Under Hooker's leadership Kew grew from eleven acres to its present size of nearly 300 acres, and its collections vastly increased, largely due to a network of Hooker's former students who brought in specimens from around the world. Hooker's own herbarium, which contained some 4000 volumes and one million dried plant specimens, was purchased by the British government for the nation after Hooker's death. Hooker was the author of over two dozen works on botany, including British Jungermanniae (1816), which established hepaticology (the study of liverworts) as a separate field; he also edited several botanical journals. In his letter Hooker thanks his correspondent for sending him plant specimens from India:"The two cases of Plants for Dr. Falconer were delivered in good time. I have now to thank you for a parcel received today from Mr. Dalzell, Bombay, containing some very interesting Plants."Truly I have much more novelty from the East of India than any other portion of that vast territory."Dr. Falconer" refers to Hugh Falconer (1808-65), the distinguished botanist, geologist and paleontologist who was the first to come up with a "punctuated equilibrium" theory of evolution. Falconer spent many years in India, where he ran the Saharanpur and Calcutta botanical gardens and put together an enormous collection of plant and fossil specimens from the region. Hooker also touches on the activities of his son, naturalist Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911):"You know, I dare say that Kinchinjunga [i.e., Kangchenjunga, in the Himalayas5] is now ascertained to be the highest mountain in the world, 28,172 ft.-about 60 miles north of Darjeeling. Dr. Hooker is now gone to explore it, as much as he can."Joseph Hooker spent three years (1848-50) exploring the Himalayas, and was the first European to collect plants from the region. Kangchenjunga, which straddles the border between India and Nepal, was believed to be the world's tallest mountain until 1852, when the results of the British Great Trigonometric Survey revealed that Mt. Everest was the taller peak.

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         The Waverley Novels

      849 - Edinburgh, London - Robert Cadell,Houlston & Stoneman 1848 - A complete set of Sir Walter Scott's The Waverley Novels. Smart bright and with uniform colour. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. 48 Volumes, complete. With a pictorial nameplate for G. R. Woodward on the front pastedown of each volume. The Waverley Novels are a long series of books by Sir Walter Scott. For nearly a century they were among the most popular and widely-read novels in all of Europe. Because he did not publicly acknowledge authorship until 1827, they take their name from Waverley, which was the first. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, 1771 1832, was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time and is considered by some as responsible for inventing the modern historical novel. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. Several of the front inner hinges areslightly strained, and several ofthe first few pages are slightly detached. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing, with several marks and water stains to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with intermittent spotting, becoming most prominent to the first few pages. With an ink inscription on the front free-endpaper of volumes 16, 17,35 and 36. There areink name-stamps on the front free-endpapers. There are slight ink markings to the top corners of the first few pages of volume 3. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ÒIf honored by election to the Presidency,Ó Zachary Taylor will remain ÒUncommitted to theprinciples of either partyÓ

      - All through the beginning of 1848, the Whigs held meetings that acclaimed Taylor as their choice for the partyÕspresidential nomination. They tapped him because his long military record would appeal to northerners, whilehis ownership of slaves would lure southern votes. The potential candidate, though he clearly sympathized withthe Whigs, was not enthused about running.By the spring, however, he had been convinced to accept the nomination that would surely be tendered to himwhen the Whig convention met in June. The Taylor family tradition relates that he reluctantly agreed to acceptthe nomination when convinced it was for the good of the country. In June the Whig convention formalized hisnomination. His campaign did not dwell on the details of matters in controversy, instead stressing that he wouldbe a national rather than a regional president and that principle would prevail over politics.As his biographer, K. Jack Bauer states, ÒTaylor viewed himself as a non-partisan figure attracting support fromall parties.Ó His Democratic opponent, Lewis Cass, favored letting the residents of territories decide for themselveswhether they wanted slavery, which in practice was a pro-southern position. The following campaign statementsets forth TaylorÕs core principles during his presidential campaign.Letter Signed as virtual Whig nominee for president, Baton Rouge, La., March 26, 1848 to Dr. John KearsleyMitchell, a noted Philadelphia physician and chemist who lectured in chemistry from 1833-1838 at the FranklinInstitute and was professor of medicine at the Jefferson Medical College from 1841-1858. He was the father of theeminent physician, S. Weir Mitchell. ÒYour letter of March 7 has been duly received and perused with much pleasure.I avail myself of this acknowledgment to express my sincere thanks for the kindness shown in the terms and views of yourletter. Permit me to add, that I am now, as before so repeatedly avowed, in the hands of the people of the country. If honoredby election to the Presidency I will strive to execute with fidelity the trust reposed in me, uncommitted to the principles ofeither party. But should they cast their votes for another, I shall truly rejoice that one more able than I is charged with theresponsible duties of the Executive Chair. Should I visit Philadelphia, which is at this time a matter of very great improbability,I shall be most happy to remember your very courteous invitation.ÓTaylor kept the campaign promise madehere, and had he lived the Civil War mightwell have been avoided. When he took officein 1849, the issue that was pressing was theextension of slavery into the territories newlyconquered from Mexico. Taylor stronglyopposed the proposed Compromise of 1850,22Page 37which he saw as opening up partisan competition to settle and control the territories, leading the nation into constantagitation and danger (as so it proved).Under his plan, Taylor urged settlers in New Mexico and California to draft constitutions and apply for statehoodimmediately, bypassing the territorial stage altogether. This would save years of further bitter controversyand satisfy opponents of the expansion of slavery, since neither state constitution would be likely to permit thatinstitution, as things stood then. Taylor was a slaveowner committed to defending slavery where it was alreadyestablished and did not outright oppose any expansion of it. Thus, he believed, southerners whose position onslavery was less extreme could be brought along with him, isolating and marginalizing the Òfire-eaters.ÓIn February 1850, Taylor held a stormy conference with extreme southern leaders who threatened secession. Hetold them that if necessary to enforce the laws, he personally would lead the army south and persons Òtaken inrebellion against the Union, he would hang.with less reluctance than he had hanged deserters and spies in Mexico.ÓA few months later he died mysteriously and his successor scrapped his plan and signed the Compromise of

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