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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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         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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         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

      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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      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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