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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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         Contemporay Hand-colored lithograph: "Thebes" from "Egypt & Nubia"

      London 1848 London, 1848. . Framed and glazed. Very handsome cream painted wooden frame

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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: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, 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.

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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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         The Physiologie du Gout... IllustrŽe par Bertall, PrŽcŽde d'une notice biographique par Alph. Karr. Dessins a part du texte, gravŽs sure acier par Ch. Geoffroy, Gravure sur bois, intercales dans le texte, par Midderigh

      Paris: Gabriel de Gonet, [1848]. Small quarto, 416 pages. First edition with the illustrations of Bertall. "The most famous book ever written about food and man's taste for it." Bertall's illustrations are witty and light handed. Some light age-toning and foxing throughout. Quarter red morocco, with raised bands and gilt titling and compartments. Original green silk ribbon intact. Near very good. Vicaire mentions that Brivois has indicated a pagination error in the preface of some copies, and this is one of those copies, with page iii repeated at page v, page v missing. [Brivois, Bibliographie des ouvrages illustrŽs du XIXe sicle; Vicaire, page 118; this edition not in Cagle, Bitting or OberlŽ].

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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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         MISSIONS DE L'OREGON ET VOYAGES AUX MONTAGNES ROCHEUSES AUX SOURCES DE LA COLOMBIE, DE L'ATHABASCA ET DU SASCATSHAWIN, EN 1845-46

      Gand [i.e., Ghent]: Vander Schelden, 1848. First Edition in French. An Unsurpassable Copy, Unopened in the Original Wraps 194 x 117 mm (7 5/8 x 4 5/8"). 2 p.l., ix, [iii], [9]-389, [3] pp. ORIGINAL YELLOW PRINTED PAPER WRAPPERS, UNOPENED. In a modern (slightly soiled and worn) custom-made gilt-titled folding cloth box. With illustrated title page, three folding maps, and 15 plates depicting life among the Indian tribes, as called for. Wagner-Camp 141:2; Howes D-286; Graff 3827; Sabin 82265. Wrappers a little browned and a bit wrinkled at edges, a couple of tiny chips to tail of spine, isolated mild foxing, a couple of tiny marginal tears, but AN EXTRAORDINARILY FINE COPY OF AN EXTREMELY FRAGILE ITEM, obviously never having been read. Belgian-born Jesuit priest Pierre-Jean De Smet (1801-73) wrote this work, which was published in French, English, and Flemish, to raise funds for his missionary work among the Indians of the Pacific Northwest. De Smet came to America in 1821 as a novitiate in the Society of Jesus, and was soon sent to the mission at Florissant, Missouri, near St. Louis. The Jesuits founded several schools there, and it was at one of these that De Smet first met boys from American Indian tribes and began to learn about the languages and culture. He was sent further west when a deputation of Nez Perce and Flathead Indians came to St. Louis to request a visit from a "Black-robe," as they called the dark-cassocked Jesuits. De Smet travelled through the Rocky Mountains and the Northwest, establishing missions and schools. In this work, he gives an account of his journeys in the years 1845-46, when he travelled extensively in the Columbia and Willamette Valleys. De Smet was greatly trusted and admired by the Indian tribes he encountered, and was able to act as a go-between during negotiations, both between hostile tribes and with the federal government. One of his great achievements was winning Sitting Bull's acquiescence to the Treaty of Fort Laramie. According to ANB, "Among Native Americans, De Smet was a trusted friend and in some cases an adopted relative. He saw himself as an advocate for Indians and was critical of their treatment by the government, pointing out white American 'provocations and injustice.' De Smet wrote, 'If our Indians become enraged against the whites, it is because the whites have made them suffer for a long time.'

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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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         REPORT On The PROJECT Of UNITING The GREAT BAYS Of LONG - ISLAND By CANALS From Coney - Island to Bridgehampton

      Brooklyn:: E. B. Spooner, Printer.. 1848.. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-1/2". 1st edition. Not found in Sabin. 22, [2 (blank)] pp.. Original printed green paper wrappers, sewn.. Light wear. A pleasing VG+ copy.. Fold-out map as frontis, "Travellers Map of Long Island. Published by J. H. Colton. New York. 1848."

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         MILLER'S PLANTERS' & MERCHANTS' ALMANAC For the Year of Our LORD 1849: ... Calculated by David Young, for the States of Carolina and Georgia

      Charleston, S. C.:: Published and Sold, Wholesale and Retail, by A. E. Miller. Printed by Miller & Browne, Broad-street.. [1848].. 8vo. 8-1/8" x 5". 1st printing (Drake 13364). No copies found on OCLC. Unpaginated, though 48 pp. Untrimmed. Unopened.. Printed self-wrappers, sewn.. Age toning & foxing to paper. Still, a VG - VG+ copy.. Contents: Eclipses; Mason and Dixon's Line; Calendar of Feasts, Festivals, and other days; Ephemeris of the Planets Geocentric Places; Officers of the Federal Government of the U.S.; Ministers, Com. Agents & Consuls of the U.S.; Federal Courts; InspectorsÊof Steamboats; Commissioners of Deeds in South Carolina; Foreign Ministers and Consuls in the U.S.; Free Schools in South Carolina; Free Schools in Charleston; Members to Congress from South Carolina; Civil and Military Officers of South Carolina; Courts of Law and Equity of South Carolina; Civil Officers of South Carolina; Members of the Legislature of South Carolina; Officers of the Government of Charleston Neck; Civil Officers of the District of Charleston; Charleston Savings Institution; Notaries in Charleston District; Police of the City of Charleston; The Banks [of South Carolina]; Charleston Post Office; Custom House in Charleston; Charleston Chamber of Commerce; Charleston Insurance, South Carolina Railroads; South Carolina Military Schools; Trustees of the South Carolina College; LunaticÊAsylum at Columbia, S.C.; Medical College of the State of South Carolina; High School of Charleston; Charleston Cotton Factory; etc.Ê . T.p. with typographical border.

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         Constitucion Politica del Estado de Veracruz, Sancionada por su

      1848. [Mexico]. [Veracruz]. Constitucion Politica del Estado de Veracruz, Sancionada por su Congreso Constituyente en 3 de Junio de 1825, Y Reformada Ultimamente en 13 de Diciembre de 1848 por la Honorable Legislatura, En Virtud de su Doble Caracter de Constituyente y Constitucional. Xalapa (Jalapa): Imprenta de Florencio Aburto, 1848. [vi], [7]-27 pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Light soiling, negligible shelfwear, some toning to text, internally clean. * The state of Veracruz was a center of the Mexican independence movement since its beginning around 1811. The leaders of Veracruz favored a Republican form of government. They supported the overthrow of Agustin de Iturbide, who had been declared the emperor of Mexico in 1822, and the presidency of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, whose power was based in Veracruz state. The state established a constitution in 1825. As indicated by its title, our copy includes a series of reforms enacted in 1848. OCLC locates 5 copies, 1 in a North American law library (Harvard).

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         A most contested election: With three tickets represented! An incredibly rare and significant political relic, with important slavery content

      This lot includes a 10pp folio poll-book, manuscript completed, Merendosia (Illinois) Precinct , "November Election, 1848." The document records the votes of 220 citizens, showing a slight favor for the Cass and Butler ticket: 125 versus 92 for Taylor and Fillmore and just 3 for Van Buren and Adams. On blue paper listing the names of proposed Electors for each party, several with Abraham Lincoln association including O.H. Browning and A.G. Henry. Usual vertical fold, quite clean. Any political item from the 1848 campaign is quite rare. Together with six pages of poll sheets from the same precinct's votes for the state constitution (passed), a new mill tax, and most significantly, "For the Article in relation to Colored Persons." These last sheets include the affidavits of the Clerks of the Election certifying that all was correct. Provenance King Hostick Historical Documents. A poll book from the campaign of 1848 represented one of the most pivotal - and divisive - campaigns in the early 19th century . . . the contentious issue of slavery driving that rate . When President Polk refused to seek a second term, the Democrats turned to Lewis Cass of Michigan to be their standard-bearer. Cass (1782-1866) distinguished himself in the War of 1812 and later as Secretary of War serving in Andrew Jackson's cabinet. He served in the Senate and later enjoyed credit for several diplomatic victories as Buchanan's Secretary of State. Cass advocated "popular sovereignty" on the slavery issue, meaning that each territory should decide the question for itself - a stance that pleased neither side. The Whigs nominated Zachary Taylor, the hero of the Battle of Buena Vista. General Taylor (1784-1850) fought in the War of 1812, defeated the Indians ending the Black Hawk War in 1832, and following Rio Grande, was cited by Congress for "Skill enterprise and courage" in successes against Mexico having defeated Santa Ana. Despite never having voted and lacking any political experience, "Old Rough and Ready" (who died one year into his presidency) was clearly the front-runner. The focus of the campaign centered on the issue of whether to allow the areas acquired in the Mexican War to permit slavery. Taylor said very little on the matter - he owned as many as 200 slaves himself. The election was very much complicated by active participation from two other parties. The Liberty Party, which had run with some success on an anti-slavery platform in 1844, tried again in 1848, but lost its issue to a stronger challenger. The Free-Soil Party nominated former President Martin Van Buren (running with Charles Francis Adams), and garnered 300,000 votes. Van Buren's third party was in complete opposition to the expansion of slavery. Although the Free-Soilers did not carry any states, the 10% of the popular vote they received was enough to insure Taylor's victory to the Cass ticket. Taylor won by a margin of 139,000 votes.

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         NEW BEDFORD And FAIRHAVEN SIGNAL BOOK. 1848

      New Bedford:: Augustus Taber. Press of Benjamn Lindsey.. [1848].. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 4-7/8". 1st edition thus, i.e., for this year. 91, [1 (blank)] pp. Lacks leaf with p. 41, the divisional t.p. for "Red & White".. Period brown cloth boards with modern respining with maroon leather. 'Signal Book' stamped in gilt to front board.. General binding wear. Browning & spotting to paper. Tipped-in. period advert to front paste-down, for ÒJohn Kehew, Navigation. Store.Ó PO pencil annotation to almost every page, showing updates,. deletions, additions. Some leaves with edgerash, and "Fairhaven. Signals' divisional title leaf lacks thumbsize piece to fore-edge. [not affecting text]. Withal, an About VG copy of a rare book.. New Bedford founded c. 1760, and from the War of 1812 through ~ 1860 was the nation's leading whaling port. This volume contains drawings of signal flags used by shipping agents of these towns, with lists of the vessels operated by each agent. Flags and lists are grouped by flag colors: red, white and blue; blue and white; red and white; red and blue; followed by a section of Fairhaven Signals, presented in the same schema; the book concluding with 11 pages of indexes to agents and vessel names. This particular copy further enriched with 21 additional hand-drawn / colored signals, on 7 pages in the Fairhaven portion, [presumably] added by the previous owner, "E. H. Woodbridge". Per a search of OCLC, Taber issued these Signal Books during New Bedford's heyday, i.e., fl. 1837 - 1855, however, OCLC does not record any copies of this particular year [they record 6 different publication years in the referenced 2 decades]. . Flags, usually 3 per leaf, printed recto only, hand colored [primarily red & blue].

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         The PERPETUAL ALMANACK; or, Gentleman Soldier's Prayer Book: Showing how one Richard Middleton was taken before the Mayor of the City he was in, for using Cards in Church during Divine Service

      [London]:: Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials.. (n. d.).. 14-7/8" x 9-9/16". Ca 1820s. Single sheet, printed recto only.. Some edgewear & soiling, with some rash to upper right. Old paper. backing to sheet. A VG copy of a rare item.. Chatto, in his "Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards" [1848], states that the pack of cards has served as Òmoral monitor, and help to devotion. The most popular, and best known, of such devotions, or rather applications, is the entitled ÒThe Perpetual Almanack; or, Gentleman-Soldier's Prayer BookÓ É. noting its first publication believed to be Brussels, 1778, with many subsequent editions, usually in chapbook format. Chatto goes on to quote the entire text of the piece, stating his source as this very Catnach broadside. OCLC records 2 institutional holdings, neither in the United States. . Illustrated with 2 woodcuts under the mast-head title, each 2-1/4" x 3-1/8". Illustrative border of playing cards [45 cards total, plus an emblem in each of the lower corners].

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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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         Dealings With The Firm of Dombey and Son Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation

      First Edition in book form by Bradbury and Evans, London: 1848. Very near fine in in a late 19th century binding of 3/4 pebbled, black leather covered boards over marbled paper with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments, marbled end pages and the top edge of the text block is gilt. There is a minor area of 1/2" by 1/8" at the upper edge of the spine area where the leather is rubbed and the paper edge at the lower edges of the boards is rubbed through in one small area. The hinges are tight and strong.An octavo measuring 8 9/16" tall by 5 1/2" deep containing 624 pages. Tipped-in at the second free end page (and before the fly title page) is the front wrapper from #3 of the original part. Illustrated with 38 engraved plates and a frontispiece by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). An eight line errata page follows the list of illustrations. The word "CaptainÓ is spelled correctly on the last line of page 324. (Eckel, p74)

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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 Opal: A Pure Gift for the Holy Days. MDCCCXLVII. Edited by Mrs Sarah J. Hale

      New York: J. C. Riker, 129 Fulton Street, 1848. (ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) First edition. 8vo. Engraved hand-colored presentation leaf, 9 engraved plates. Illustrated by John Sartain. viii, [9]-320 pp. Original elaborately gilt decorated brown morocco, a.e.g . In cloth slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of Donald Scott Carmichael. Faxon. p. 57, #624 . Signed on the flyleaf, "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park" and then below FDR has added "Longfellow, Willis, Read, etc. All plates by Sartain."

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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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         Newport and its Environs, illustrated by a series of views

      Newport: Chas. E. Hammett, 1848. Oblong folio.(12 1/8 x 16 7/8 inches). Tinted lithographic title with vignette. 11 lithographic plates, all after Mason. Contemporary maroon cloth, upper cover with centrally blocked panel containing title 'Newport / and / environs' lettered in gilt. The earliest collection of Newport views by the prominent Newport architect, George Champlin Mason. These views, a pastoral lithographic tour, are very rare, and are among the first to showcase the town as a recreational haven. OCLC cites only eleven plates and no descriptive text, and locates only four copies in institutional libraries. Bartlett describes only a small format work by Mason: Newport Illustrated, in a Series of Pen & Pencil Sketches. (New York, 1854). "George Champlin Mason was a native of Newport and a man of many talents -- an artist, writer, and prolific architect. Eventually, he took his son into partnership for the design of some of the finest homes and estates in Newport dating from the second half of the nineteenth century. When in his twenties, the elder Mason spent two years abroad, where he studied drawing and architecture in Paris, Florence, and Rome. On his return, Mason prepared the drawings for his first published work, Newport and its environs. It was designated "Volume I," although there is no sign that a second volume ever materialized. All of the views bear Mason's signature and tend to emphasize -- with their attention to cows, ducks, sheep, streams, and fishing -- the pastoral quality of Newport's surroundings" - Deak. Deak calls in error for twelve lithographs, plus the elaborate titlepage. The titlepage vignette which is captioned "Fort Dumpling" is the subject of the first descriptive leaf, and is also included in the list of twelve plates which appears across the top of the titlepage. It is not known who executed the lithography, but in the lower margin of each text leaf, 'Francis Hart, Printer,' of New York is credited with the letterpress. A complete list of the present plates follows, in order of appearance: 1) "Fort Dumpling." (title vignette). 2) "Newport from Fort Dunham." 3) "Ellison's Rock near Conrad's Cave." 4) "The Glen." 5) "The Bluff Near Purgatory." 6) "Newport Harbour, from the Blue Rocks." 7) "Easton's Beach." 8) "Head Quarters of Genl. Prescott in 1777." 9) "Coggeshall's Ledge." 10) "Old Stone Mill, Newport." 11) "State House and Parade." 12) "Whitehall." Bartlett p.182 (ref,); Bradford 3247; Deak, Picturing America 558; OCLC 36985187; Sabin 45442.

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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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         Contemporay Hand-colored lithograph: "Thebes" from "Egypt & Nubia"

      London, 1848. . Framed and glazed. Very handsome cream painted wooden frame

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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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         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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         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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         Dealings With The Firm of Dombey and Son Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation

      First Edition in book form by Bradbury and Evans, London: 1848. Very near fine in in a late 19th century binding of 3/4 pebbled, black leather covered boards over marbled paper with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments, marbled end pages and the top edge of the text block is gilt. There is a minor area of 1/2" by 1/8" at the upper edge of the spine area where the leather is rubbed and the paper edge at the lower edges of the boards is rubbed through in one small area. The hinges are tight and strong.An octavo measuring 8 9/16" tall by 5 1/2" deep containing 624 pages. Tipped-in at the second free end page (and before the fly title page) is the front wrapper from #3 of the original part. Illustrated with 38 engraved plates and a frontispiece by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). An eight line errata page follows the list of illustrations. The word "CaptainÓ is spelled correctly on the last line of page 324. (Eckel, p74)

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         DEALINGS With The FIRM Of DOMBEY And SON, Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation

      Bradbury & Evans 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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         Newport and its Environs, illustrated by a series of views

      Newport: Chas. E. Hammett, 1848. Oblong folio.(12 1/8 x 16 7/8 inches). Tinted lithographic title with vignette. 11 lithographic plates, all after Mason. Contemporary maroon cloth, upper cover with centrally blocked panel containing title 'Newport / and / environs' lettered in gilt. The earliest collection of Newport views by the prominent Newport architect, George Champlin Mason. These views, a pastoral lithographic tour, are very rare, and are among the first to showcase the town as a recreational haven. OCLC cites only eleven plates and no descriptive text, and locates only four copies in institutional libraries. Bartlett describes only a small format work by Mason: Newport Illustrated, in a Series of Pen & Pencil Sketches. (New York, 1854). "George Champlin Mason was a native of Newport and a man of many talents -- an artist, writer, and prolific architect. Eventually, he took his son into partnership for the design of some of the finest homes and estates in Newport dating from the second half of the nineteenth century. When in his twenties, the elder Mason spent two years abroad, where he studied drawing and architecture in Paris, Florence, and Rome. On his return, Mason prepared the drawings for his first published work, Newport and its environs. It was designated "Volume I," although there is no sign that a second volume ever materialized. All of the views bear Mason's signature and tend to emphasize -- with their attention to cows, ducks, sheep, streams, and fishing -- the pastoral quality of Newport's surroundings" - Deak. Deak calls in error for twelve lithographs, plus the elaborate titlepage. The titlepage vignette which is captioned "Fort Dumpling" is the subject of the first descriptive leaf, and is also included in the list of twelve plates which appears across the top of the titlepage. It is not known who executed the lithography, but in the lower margin of each text leaf, 'Francis Hart, Printer,' of New York is credited with the letterpress. A complete list of the present plates follows, in order of appearance: 1) "Fort Dumpling." (title vignette). 2) "Newport from Fort Dunham." 3) "Ellison's Rock near Conrad's Cave." 4) "The Glen." 5) "The Bluff Near Purgatory." 6) "Newport Harbour, from the Blue Rocks." 7) "Easton's Beach." 8) "Head Quarters of Genl. Prescott in 1777." 9) "Coggeshall's Ledge." 10) "Old Stone Mill, Newport." 11) "State House and Parade." 12) "Whitehall." Bartlett p.182 (ref,); Bradford 3247; Deak, Picturing America 558; OCLC 36985187; Sabin 45442.

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        Map of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of John Charles Fremont and Other Authorities‹

      Senate of the United States Washington City: Senate of the United States, 1848. Rare. Very, very faint browning at upper margin and lower left. Old, archival tape repairs from backside in folds and corners of folds. An attractive map with no loss of paper. Approximately 71 x 90 cm. Lithographed by E. Weber & Company, Balt[imore]. The Mexican, Oregon Territory and British Possession borders hand coloured in green, the Pacific and some lakes in blue, and most rivers in red, all within a yellow border, much more colour on this map than is usual map is mounted on linen backing Scale 1:3,000,000. The northern and southers borders are outlined in green, as is the border between Oregon and California and the eastern boundary of the Rocky Mountains, the South Pass and Sierra Madre. At the top of the map is an elevation profile of the route from the South Pass to San Francisco. Both the Plumas and American Rivers show areas marked " 'El Dorado' or Gold Region". A landmark map deemed one of the most important in American history. Schwartz calls it an "epochal" map and states, as do other authorities, that it is the "Most accurate general map of the Far West for its time". Underscoring its importance, Wheat devotes seven text pages and two illustrations to this fascinating map. Wheat notes that Fremont's journals were burned after the expedition and the notes he did from 1845-46 were the most detailed ones he ever made. The Preuss map was the first to who the Mormon Zion settlement. It does place it at the northern shore of Utah Lake, which is wrong, however. It is also the first map to use the name "Golden Gate" referring to San Francisco Bay. Furthermore, the map detailed much of the Great Basin and further west that had hitherto been a vast "unknown" [Koepp, p. 20, #29. Ladd, Maps Showing Explorers Routes‹U.S.. Wheat, Ill: #559 and p. 265+].

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