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        Danish Fairy Legends and Tales

      William Pickering, London, 1846 First Edition in English of Andersen's fairy tales. Very good. Fully leather bound with gilt stamped detailing on covers and spine. Marbled end papers. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste down, and name inscribed on front free end paper, inscription by previous owner on verso of front free end paper. Some water stains and foxing on end papers. A very nice copy; housed in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        HARIMA NO KUNI SAIKEN EZU: AN ILLUSTRATED MAP OF HARIMA PROVINCE: THE COUNTRY OF

      [Himeji 1846, Yanagiwara]. Blue paper covered boards, very. good, 77 x 54 cm., folds down to 15.5 x 23 cm., woodblock. printed in color, Japanese text, key, dated, a solid copy,. CLEAN NO WORMING.. AN EXCELLENT MAP OF HARIMA COUNTRY This map is an aerial or "bird's eye" view from the clouds of the province, showing each county, including Kyoto, Akashi, Osaka & the Kansai areas, as well as the Tokaido road. *** TWO EDITIONS: Both editions are woodblock printed by hand on hand-made Washi mulberry paper. . a. The FIRST EDITION, 1749 is a very large wall size map, 124 x 105 cm., and printed in black and white, but nicely enhanced by the application of hand-coloring in pastels & yellow for highlight of mountains, red for castle, purple for villages, rivers and streams. It has solid blue covers. . b. A second edition, 1846, printed in several colors, 1846, 77 x 54. Printed by woodblocks in black-outline, this work is smaller than the First Edition. *** The maps are surrounded on two sides by Japanese text describing the temples, sights, rivers, mountains, roads and villages. Scale chart in miles [Ri] for travel, and a myriad of tiny villages named. * The map is oriented with south at the top, north the bottom, right side is west, left is east. There is a bold face title at the right, with date colophon just below the title. . A very fascinating and unusual perspective with names written in all directions. A lovely period piece. *** CONDITION: Regarding the 1749, First Edition. This is a very good, solid, clean copy. There were a good number of old worm holes that have been restored from the verso, using period Japanese Washi [hand-made] paper and rice glue. The work is now stable and solid, on very white paper. . The second edition is nicely printed in full color, very clean, solid, on white paper. *** Suitable for framing and display. This is a grand-size wall map, and would look stunning in any library or gallery. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Not listed in BEANS, George H.: A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA. **** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        [Typee] Narrative of a Four Months' Residence Among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands: Or a Peep at Polynesian Life

      New York: John Murray, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition, Second issue of Melville's first book, preceding the American edition of the same year, which appeared a month later under its more familiar title, Typee. 8vo., pp. [xvi], 2, 285, with map. 'Pomare' at page 19 line 1, Clowes imprint final leaf, lacking catalog; indicating a second issue, however, no satisfactory publishing sequence has been established for the London issues of this book. Contemporary half brown calf spine, raised bands, gilt. Marbled end papers and marbling to side of page block. Hinges rubbed, outer front hinge tender with a shallow split. Light rubbing and edge wear to exterior. Text is clean and unmarked. Small pencil mark at verso of front free end paper. Spotting to first few and last few pages. A rare first edition, second issue of Melville's first published book.

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        Descriptions and Figures of Some New Lepidopterous Insects, Chiefly from Nepal

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846 16 pages, plus 16 plates, of which 14 are hand colored; Dark green leather over spines, with gilt lettering; Green marbled paper over boards; Spine covers show closed tears along about half of the bottom joint, though volume remains very tight; Covers are rubbed, and show wear at corners; Contents are a little darkened along edges, and last two (non-colored) plates show a little foxing; Plate III shows what appears as a brush stroke in the blank space right of lower image, and is believed to be contemporary to the time of coloring; Contents are otherwise clean and intact.. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Good/No Jacket.

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        THE LANCET. A Journal of British and Foreign Medical and Chemical Science, Criticism, Literature and News. In Two Volumes Annually.

      London, printed for the editor and published by John Churchill, 1846.. 2 volumes for 1846, complete set, 4to, approximately 280 x 195 mm, 11 x 7½ inches, illustrations and diagrams in the text, pages: (2), 726; (2), 714, both volumes include index at rear, bound in original publisher's dark green diamond grain blind stamped cloth, gilt lettered spine. Spines very slightly faded, gilt bright, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, light spotting to endpapers and to title page of Volume 2, occasional small red ink stamp of the Lancet Newspaper to lower corners, occasional very light browning, pale foxing and creasing. A very good set in the original publisher's cloth. IN VOLUME 2 DECEMBER 26 THERE IS A BRIEF MENTION OF THE DISCOVERY BY SURGEONS IN BOSTON USA OF THE ANAESTHETIC PROPERTIES OF ETHER. Punishment by Flogging, The Medical History of the late Frederick J. White Hussars; Military Flogging and its Effects on the Blood; The Frauds of Mesmerism; Commentary on the Hindoo System of Medicine; Duty of the Profession to Exterminate Quackery; The Royal Society, and Anatomy of the Duck-Billed Platypus, etc, etc.MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Egypt & Nubia, from Drawings Made on the Spot Â… With Historical Descriptions by William Brockedon, F.R.S. Lithographed by Louis Haghe.

      

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        The Adventures of Oliver Twist;

      London: for the author, by Bradbury & Evans,, 1846. or, The Parish Boy's Progress. With twenty-four illustrations on steel, by George Cruikshank. A new edition, revised and corrected. Octavo (212 × 131 mm). Bound in near-contemporary half calf, black morocco label to spine lettered gilt, gilt decorations to spine, marbled sides, endpapers and edges. With 24 steel-engraved plates by George Cruikshank. Bookplate of John South Phillips to front pastedown. Spine slightly faded, a little scuffing to covers, minor wear to board edges, some minor foxing to contents. A very good copy. First one-volume edition. Dickens's second novel, Oliver Twist was first published serially between February 1837 and April 1839 in Bentley's Miscellany, and then as a three-volume book by Richard Bentley in 1838 (six months before the initial serialization was complete). This single volume was substantially revised by Dickens, who had bought back his copyright from Richard Bentley; many of his revisions were in the direction of a more dramatic rendering of the text, in light of his experience of public reading.

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        Oeuvres choisies. Etudes de moeurs contemporaines. Les Enfants terribles - Les Lorettes - Traduction en langue vulgaire - Les Actrices- Fourberies de femmes en matière de sentiment - Clichy - Paris le soir

      Hetzel, Paris 1846 - Deux volumes in-4 (287 x 199 mm), bradel percaline marron de l'éditeur, dos lisse et plats ornés de fers spéciaux, non rogné. Premier tirage des illustrations de Gavarni, dont 160 planches. Deux premiers volumes seuls, sur quatre. Textes par Théophile Gautier, Laurent-Jan, Lireux, et Léon Gozlan. (nombreux défauts, tome 2 déboîté, manque à la coiffe tome 1, fentes sur les extrémités des charnières, coins émoussés, légères rousseurs, traces de vernis sur les plats). // Two quarto volumes (287 x 199 mm), editor bradel brown buckram, smooth spine and covers tooled with special patterns, uncut. First printing of the illustrations by Gavarni, including 160 plates. Two first volumes, instead of four. Texts by Théophile Gautier, Laurent-Jan, Lireux, and Léon Gozlan. (numerous defects, vol. 2 disbound, lack on top of spine vol. 1, cracks on top and bottom of hinges, corners used, light brownings, marks of varnish on binding).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Route Across the Rocky Mountains, with a description of Oregon and California: their geographical features, their resources, soil, climate, productions

      John B. Semans, printer, Lafayette, In 1846 - 152pp. Original green drab boards with cloth spine. Cloth worn, hinges cracked but solid. Corners worn. Bookplate on front pastedown, contemporary ink inscription on front flyleaf. Some light foxing. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase and chemise, spine gilt. A very rare key overland guide One of the earliest and rarest of overland guide books to the Oregon Trail, chronologically the second such guide, preceded only by the Hastings guide of 1845. The authors went overland to Oregon in 1843. Winter went to California the following year, then returned to Indiana, where he arranged to publish this guidebook in time for the 1846 emigrant season. The guide provides a detailed account of the 1843 trip, a long description of Oregon, Winter's route to California, the Bear Flag movement, gold at Santa Barbara, and of northern California. The return route from California is also described, and there is a table of distances in the rear. Winter eventually settled in the Napa-Sonoma area. This is the issue with corrected text on pages 26 and 36. A rarity, afforded a "d" by Howes, who calls it "one of the greatest of early overland narratives." This copy with an ownership inscription which reads, "Jno. M.Gowan / Johnson classmate in / college for 3 years." A later hand has indicated that this was Wabash College, in Crawfordsville. A key guide and important work of Western Americana, with an interesting association. Cowan I, p.315; Graff 2221; Howes J142, "d."; Sabin 36260; Streeter Sale 3145; Wagner-Camp 122. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ruins of the Memnonium, Thebes, Dec 5th 1838.

      Y&T 74 David Roberts RA (1796-1864) Ruins of the Memnonium, Thebes, Dec 5th 1838 An original hand-coloured lithograph by Louis Haghe for the subscription edition of David Roberts's Egypt and Nubia, published by F.G. Moon & Son, London 1846-49 Full plate £1650

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        Decorated Wood-star

      Vol 3; 146 Richter after Gould Decorated Wood-star An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'A monograph of the Trochilidae or family of Humming-birds', 1846-61 Portrait 380 x 215 mm approx £405

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        Wady Dabod - Nubia. Novr 16th, 1838.

      255 x 355 mm. David Roberts RA (1796-1864) and Louis Haghe. Wady Dabod - Nubia. Novr 16th, 1838. An original hand-coloured lithograph for the subscription edition of David Roberts' Egypt and Nubia, published by F.G. Moon & Son, London, 1846-49. Half-plate £460

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        Wigand\'s Conversations-Lexikon. Für alle Stände. Von einer Gesellschaft deutscher Gelehrten bearbeitet. Band 1-15 cpl..

      Wigand Leipzig 1846 ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1846 - 1852 ) Mit zusammen ca. 12830 Seiten, jeweils in einem Halblederband der Zeit mit marmorierten Buchdeckeln, 8° ( 23 x 14,5 cm ). Einbände teils stark berieben, 2 der schmalen Einbandrücken stark angeplatzt, 3 der schmalen Einbandrücken gering angeplatzt, obere Kapitale teils etwas beschädigt bzw. eingerissen. Im ersten Band 2 Seiten am Außenrand gering beschädigt - innen die Bände teils etwas stock- oder braunfleckig. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 14000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available - das Pic zeigt nur einen Teil der Bände ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Wigand, Conversationslexikon, Konversationslexikon, Enzyklopädie

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        Narrative of a Four Months' Residence Among the Natives of a Valley of The Marquesas Islands; or, a Peep at Polynesian Life.

      John Murray, London: 1846. First edition., 1846.. First edition.. Hinges, joints and two tears to spine expertly restored, near fine thus in custom mylar cover.. One half period black leather over marbled boards. True first of Melville's first book with the following issue points not conforming to any of Blanck's variants. Page 19, first line reads Pomarea (Blanck's first issue point), map appears at A8v, T8 brought forward as half-title.

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        Manners and Customs of the Aborigines of the Encounter Bay Tribe, South Australia

      'printed and published for Government, by George Dehane', Adelaide 1846 - Octavo, [ii], 15 pages. Original stiffened blue wrappers (with the title page details repeated on the front cover); trifling surface blemish to the front cover; essentially a very fine copy. Heinrich Edward August Meyer was a Lutheran missionary who arrived in Australia in 1840, and spent just over two years living with the Raminyeri tribe of the Encounter Bay area before publishing in 1843 'the first grammar and vocabulary on Ngarrindjeri, "Vocabulary of the Language spoken by the Aborigines of the Encounter Bay Tribe, South Australia". He lived at Encounter Bay until 1848 . . . Meyer was part of an Adelaide-based community of missionaries from the Dresden Missionary School, which placed great emphasis on learning the language because it believed in the importance of communicating with the Aboriginal people in their own language . . . He also had continuing contact with other missionaries who were also involved in writing grammars, such as Clamor Schurmann who had published a grammar of Kaurna, the language to the North of Ngarrindjeri, just before Meyer's arrival. This background, as well as the assertion in his introduction to the 1843 grammar that the whole publication had been twice reviewed with different natives, so that the meaning assigned to the words may be relied upon as correct . . . has resulted in a text that is considered to be a reliable reflection of the language at the time, and a good grammar for its time' (Corinne Bannister: 'A Longitudinal Study of Ngarrindjeri', online). In this short but closely printed pamphlet Meyer, in 'giving an account of these people . . . endeavour[s] to trace the life of one from his birth upwards'. His extended period of living with the Encounter Bay people in these early years of white settlement adds authenticity to his detailed account of subjects such as hunting, sorcery and burial customs. Ferguson 4348; see also Ferguson 13095 (WOODS, J.D. [editor]: The Native Tribes of South Australia [Adelaide, Wigg, 1879], which reprints this item); Greenway 6696. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son

      London; 1846-1847: Bradbury & Evans. First Edition. Octavo. First edition in the original twenty numbered parts in nineteen, with 40 plates by Hablot K. Browne ('Phiz'), From the library of Edward Dean Richmond. Plates have off-setting from tissue guard, wrappers are in nice condition with just a few small nicks or chips. All housed within a cloth chemise and pull apart ¾ brown morocco over green cloth case. Pt. 1. Later issue wrapper. Pt. 2 Complete. Pt. 3 rear wrapper later state. Pt. 4. Inside front wrapper blank, lacks Lett's Diaries, lacks (7) Cheap and Elegant. Pt. 5. Front ads mostly later states but with the 11 line errata. Pt. 6 rear ads complete but out of sequence. Pt. 7 Complete Pt. 8 Front ads from p. 5-12 later state and with 4p cheap edition ad. Rear ads Mr. McGlashan's lists dated April 1847. Pt. 9. Lacks "Just publish" (8)p; With the word "Delight" twice noted. Pt. 10. Lacks Gilbert's Dictionary Pt. 11 Complete Pt 12. Bookseller's stamp and early owner's name to front wrapper; Complete Pt 13 Early owner's name to front wrapper. Rear wrapper later state. Ad # 2 same as in but in different font. Unbroken October 1847. Pt. 14 Early owner's name to title page. Rear wrapper later state. "E. Moses & Son's" Lines to "A Bull". lacks ads 5-8. Page 431 and "if" present. 15. Ad on page 9 with large area torn away. Slip following plates lacking. 13 of the 18 diary samples dated 1847 16. Lacks "Punch's Almanack". With four line heading in rear ad. Pt. 17 No comma after February. Pt. 18. No comma after March. Extra line on ad p. 12.Complete Pt. 19 & 20. Lacks slip following plates. Rear ads "Waterlow & Sons later state. Lacks errata.

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        Autograph letter signed to George W. Keely

      

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        Die Angelfischerei nach allen ihren verschiedenen Betriebsweisen dargestellt - Nebst genauen Belehrungen über die Selbstverfertigung der Angelgeräthe, über den Köder und über das , was in Bezug auf den Fang der einzelnen bei uns vorkommenden Fische insbesondere zu beobachten ist.

      Quedlinburg, Gottf.Basse Verlag, 1846 - 64 Seiten und 2 Tafeln, ohne Einband , aussen etwas berieben und angestaubt, etwas fleckig, insgesamt guter und sauberer Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 90

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        The Count of Monte Cristo

      Chapman and Hall, London 1846 - First Editions, First Printings. This two volume set has been beautifully bound in 1/4 calf over marble boards with raised bands and gilt stamping on the spine. Both books are in great shape. The bindings are tight and the pages are clean with 18 wood-engraved plates (lacking frontispieces) after Henry Valentin. Besides the previous owner's name neatly written on the top title page, there is NO marks or bookplates in the books. Overall, a wonderful set of this First Edition in English in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scenes In The Rocky Mountains, and in Oregon, California, New Mexico, Texas, and The Grand Prairies or notes by the way, during an excursion of three years . By a New Englander

      Carey & Hart, Philadelphia 1846 - (7 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches). Large folding map. Foxing. Publisher's green cloth, covers decoratively blocked in blind, expertly rebacked to style retaining a portion of the original spine with lettering First edition, second issue of one of the most important overland narratives: this copy complete with its important map. Sage set out from Westport in the summer of 1841 with a fur caravan, later visiting New Mexico, witnessing the disaster of the Snively expedition, and joining the end of the 1843 Fremont expedition. He returned to Ohio in time to take a vigorous if futile role in the election of 1844, supporting Henry Clay. He wrote this book in 1845. The story of the publication of this work and its subsequent sale is told by LeRoy Hafen in the introduction to the most scholarly edition of Sage, issued in two volumes by the Arthur H. Clark Co. in 1956. According to Hafen, the publishers of the original edition felt the addition of a map would cost too much, and it was only at the author's insistence that a map was printed and sold with the book, at a higher rate. The map, based mainly on the 1845 Fremont map, is usually not found with the book. It is "one of the earliest to depict the finally-determined Oregon boundary.one of the earliest attempts to show on a map the evermore-heavily traveled emigrant road to California" (Wheat). It adds interesting notes on the country and locations of fur trading establishments. Howes notes that it is "the best contemporary account of Snively's abortive land-pirate expedition" (Howes). Sage was certainly one of the most literate and acute observers of the West in the period immediately before the events of 1846. First edition, second issued (with page numbers 77-88, 270-271, and 302 correctly placed in outer margin). Preceded by a limited issue of 100 copies in wrappers published without the map. Cowan pp. 548-9; Field 1345; "Fifty Texas Rarities" 30; Graff 3633; Howes S16 ("b"); Mintz 402; Rader 2870; Sabin 74892; Streeter sale V:3049; Wagner-Camp 123:1; Wheat "Mapping the Transmississippi West" 527; Wheat "Maps of the California Gold Rush" 30; Raines, p. 181. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed "Dr. Richard Strauss" to conductor Ernst von Schuch

      The conductor Ernst von Schuch (1846-1916) was Kapellmeister at the Dresden opera. He conducted the premi?res of Strauss';s Feuersnot (1901), Salome (1905), Elektra (1909), and Der Rosenkavalier (1911). The letter also mentions the conductor Felix Mottl (1856-1911), then employed at the Munich opera.Strauss writes from a luxury hotel in the then-fashionable resort of Schierke in the Harz mountains. The letter uses German script, except for proper names, including titles of works.. On a postcard, 143 x 95 mm. Dated Schierke, January 2, 1909 [!1910]. In black ink. Autograph address to verso "Herrn Geheimrat E. von Schuch... K?tschenbroda [!K?tzschenbroda] bei Dresden. On a postcard of the Hotel F?rst zu Stolberg, Schierke im Oberharz. In German (with translation).Strauss states his terms for a planned meeting with his friend and colleague in Berlin and discusses the programming of a guest concert to be conducted by Schuch:"Dear Friend, Happy New Year! On the evening on the 5th I will be back in Berlin. If you come on the 6th or 7th, I will be yours all day, only in the evening I have [to conduct] Elektra on the 6th and Meistersinger on the 7th... Mottl is possibly willing to cede Tod und Verklärung to you. We will find it difficult to squeeze it in because the programs are already very long."Strauss inadvertently completed the final blank in the date with a "9," resulting in the year 1909. That it was actually 1910 is confirmed by the postmark (January 3, 1910).Slightly worn and browned; corners slightly creased.

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        Wady Dabod - Nubia. Novr 16th, 1838.

      1846-49 1846 - 255 x 355 mm. David Roberts RA (1796-1864) and Louis Haghe. Wady Dabod - Nubia. Novr 16th, 1838. An original hand-coloured lithograph for the subscription edition of David Roberts' Egypt and Nubia, published by F.G. Moon & Son, London, 1846-49. Half-plate £460

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        Pre- & post Civil War era Manuscript Account Book of a Kentucky Hemp producer and a Missouri farmer, Jason Chamberlain/in.

      1846 - 1880, Kentucky, Missouri: 1846 - A lengthy ledger providing unique insight on hemp and other agricultural production in Missouri, a key border slave state, and the use of black and emigrant labor in the period immediately following the Civil War. Two separate accounts in one volume, the first account of an unknown Kentucky hemp and dry goods merchant spanning the period 1846 to 1851, written in ink, at the top of the pages (&) the second account, (repurposing the empty areas) belonging to Jason Chamberlain [b. 1804 Vermont - d. 1901 Missouri?], writing in pencil on the lower portion of the same pages to record debits to his employees (farm & drygoods) and credits for their labor, from 1853 to 1880. The first account owner, whose business Chamberlin may have taken over, sold textiles such as cotton, silk, calico, linen, and buttons; also candy, sundries, tea, coffee, tobacco and indigo as well as hemp and rope. His hemp and rope accounts are summarized on five pages which give the monthly total sales specifically for hemp and rope from 1847 through 1851.Chamberlin initially sold mostly hemp and rope in the 1850's, adding meat, livestock and grains following the Civil War as his farm expanded. The cultivation of hemp was made possible before the War only through slave labor. Hemp was highly valued for the production of rope to bind cotton bales and moor flat boats; male slaves were prized for their strength in cutting the hemp cane. In the 1860 Federal Slave Schedule, Chamberlin is recorded as owning 12 slaves - 9 male and 3 female.Here, Chamberlin carefully records black labor on his farm immediately following the close of the war. As early as March 1 1866 he records "Fieldings Man of Color" and "Jess Man of Color" both employed by him: "March 1st commenst (sic) work". Fieldings' and Jess' purchases of clothing and cash loans are also recorded. Jess was paid $15 per month. "Marshall, Robert and John Huston", three "Boys of Color" were employed in early 1866, and paid $8, $15 and $10 per month respectively. In 1867 two laborers with the surname Pitman, and not identified as black, are paid $26 per month. Their work schedules are carefully recorded, including "lost Time"; much of the work is "cutting poles", sowing seed, mending fences, and herding cattle. Interestingly in 1868 Chamberlain also records emigrants he employs, identified only as "England" and Emigrant "Carlston" (p52 & 53). In the late 1860s he begins to purchase a significant amount of livestock (p71), which he continues right through the 1870s, recording his last entry on July 12 1880.In the Civil War Missouri was a border and slave state which sent soldiers and supplies to both North and South; it had separate governments representing each side. The town of Sedalia, where Chamberlain's farm was located, had the good luck to be the terminus of the Pacific railroad which made it a strategic location and a federal military post during the War. The town was also the origination point for many of the trade routes to Texas and to Indian Territory, and so was an important center of trade, even after the arrival of the railroads. Even though the feeling in Missouri was that the slaves were somehow to blame for the War, Chamberlain nevertheless employed them as free men along with emigrants. Approximately 130 people are listed in Kentucky from 1846 to 1851, including two men "of cullar (sic)", Henry Duncan & Abraham Saundes. Others include Robert Baird, James Truman, Joseph Beach, David Graham, Joseph Deer, Jason Burks, A. Sanders, Daniel Cook, Samuel Porter, Thomas Sheapheard, John Van Vleat, M. Willis, C. Sampson, William Montgomery, Charles Rice, John Gill, etc. [Harry Truman's ancestors migrated from Virginia to Kentucky to Missouri, but a relationship with James Truman was not immediately apparent.]Approximately 160 people are listed in Missouri ledger from 1853 to 1880, including men and boys "of color" (some names listed above.) Other names include Thomas Chamberlin, Ed Pitman, William Taylor, Kel [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pomologie Francaise. Recueil des plus beaux fruits cultives en France.

      Paris: Paul Renouard pour Langlois et Leclercq, 1846. - 3 volumes (of 4). Folio (16 x 11 inches). 334 copper-engraved plates (of 420) printed in color and finished by hand by Poiteau and after Bouquet, Leuleu, Gabriel, Massard, Bocourt, Legrand, Allais, Rodrigue, and others, and three plates uncolored (some minor spotting). Contemporary calf-backed paper boards (extremities scuffed). ONE OF THE FINEST AND RAREST BOOKS ON FRUIT. These are the plates from Duhamel du Monceau's "Traité des Arbres frutiers, nouvelle édition par A. Poiteau et P.F.J. Turpin", 1808-35, republished by Poiteau on his own, with Turpin's name removed from all but 10 plates. The beautiful plates include 39 of peaches, 26 of strawberries, plums, lemons, apricots and many others. Poiteau was a respected gardener and botanist who travelled as far as Santo Domingo, Haiti and French Guiana to collect the many species of plant and animal that he eventually bequeathed to the Natural History Museum in Paris where he became head curator. Nissen BBI 1554; Sitwell p. 94 (note). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oliver Twist

      Chapman and Hall, UK 1846 - New Edition, Revised and Corrected. 1846. 24 steel-engraved plates by George Cruikshank. First one-volume edition. This edition was first with the text revised by Dickens himself, who had bought back his copyright from Richard Bentley and took the opportunity to substantially revise the text, many of his revisions, as Ackroyd points out, made to achieve a more dramatic rendering of the text in light of Dickens's experience of public reading. New three quarter leather binding with hand marbled endpapers. Book is very good++ with bright boards. Contents average with age toning and foxing to pages. Plates quite age toned. More images can be taken upon request.Ref 11163 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en andEacutegypte en Nubie

      

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        Memoir respecting the Kaffers Hottentos and Bosjemans of South Africa

      

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        The Count of Monte-Cristo

      Chapman and Hall, London 1846 - First Editions, First Printings SIGNED by Alexander Dumas on hand written letters tipped into each volume. A stunning two volume set in the ORIGINAL publisher's cinnamon cloth with minor wear. Both books are in excellent condition. Each book is complete with the proper title page and copyright information. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leanings and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing or marks in the books. A superb set seldom seen in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth SIGNED by the author. Includes a lovely clamshell slipcase for each for preservation. We buy Dumas First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope, as Related by Herself in Conversations with Her Physician; Comprising Her Opinions and Anecdotes of some of the most Remarkable Persons of Her Time. Three volumes. Second edition. London, Henry Colburn, 1845.

      Pp. xx, 344; vi, 342; viii, 319, adv (1), 8. With three engraved frontispieces, of which one hand-coloured, and one folding table. TOGETHER WITH: Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope; Forming the Completion of Her Memoirs. Narrated by Her Physician. Three volumes. First edition. London, Henry Colburn, 1846. Pp. xx, 372; x, 400; viii, 424, adv. (6). With three engraved frontispieces and many wood-cut vignettes throughout. The six volumes are uniformly bound in half morocco on marbled boards, spines stamped in gilt with five raised bands, marbled endpapers. Some staining to the fronts but otherwise a clean and fine copy. Lady Hester Stanhope started to travel in 1810 when she sailed from the shores of England never to return. She was looked upon as wildy eccentric as an unmarried woman of her rank to travel abroad at her own. Lady Hester travelled extensively in Turkey, Egypt and the Holy Land. The following years she spent in the deserts of Syria and Lebanon and she entered into Palmyra as the first white woman. Eventually Lady Hester came to rest in an old monastery "Dar Djoun" in the foothills of Mount Lebanon. There she lived more or less as an hermit for twenty-five years before she died all by herself. Her physician Dr. Charles Lewis Meryon who accompanied her on her travels respected her wishes to keep silent until after her death. Robinson p. 57. Blackmer 1117. Not in Atabey. Frank Hamel, Lady Hester Luce Stanhope, (1913)

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        Pre- & post Civil War era Manuscript Account Book of a Kentucky Hemp producer and a Missouri farmer, Jason Chamberlain/in.

      Kentucky, Missouri:. 1846 - 1880.. Hardcover. Very good condition. A lengthy ledger providing unique insight on hemp and other agricultural production in Missouri, a key border slave state, and the use of black and emigrant labor in the period immediately following the Civil War. Two separate accounts in one volume, the first account of an unknown Kentucky hemp and dry goods merchant spanning the period 1846 to 1851, written in ink, at the top of the pages (&) the second account, (repurposing the empty areas) belonging to Jason Chamberlain [b. 1804 Vermont - d. 1901 Missouri?], writing in pencil on the lower portion of the same pages to record debits to his employees (farm & drygoods) and credits for their labor, from 1853 to 1880. The first account owner, whose business Chamberlin may have taken over, sold textiles such as cotton, silk, calico, linen, and buttons; also candy, sundries, tea, coffee, tobacco and indigo as well as hemp and rope. His hemp and rope accounts are summarized on five pages which give the monthly total sales specifically for hemp and rope from 1847 through 1851. Chamberlin initially sold mostly hemp and rope in the 1850's, adding meat, livestock and grains following the Civil War as his farm expanded. The cultivation of hemp was made possible before the War only through slave labor. Hemp was highly valued for the production of rope to bind cotton bales and moor flat boats; male slaves were prized for their strength in cutting the hemp cane. In the 1860 Federal Slave Schedule, Chamberlin is recorded as owning 12 slaves - 9 male and 3 female. Here, Chamberlin carefully records black labor on his farm immediately following the close of the war. As early as March 1 1866 he records "Fieldings Man of Color" and "Jess Man of Color" both employed by him: "March 1st commenst (sic) work". Fieldings' and Jess' purchases of clothing and cash loans are also recorded. Jess was paid $15 per month. "Marshall, Robert and John Huston", three "Boys of Color" were employed in early 1866, and paid $8, $15 and $10 per month respectively. In 1867 two laborers with the surname Pitman, and not identified as black, are paid $26 per month. Their work schedules are carefully recorded, including "lost Time"; much of the work is "cutting poles", sowing seed, mending fences, and herding cattle. Interestingly in 1868 Chamberlain also records emigrants he employs, identified only as "England" and Emigrant "Carlston" (p52 & 53). In the late 1860s he begins to purchase a significant amount of livestock (p71), which he continues right through the 1870s, recording his last entry on July 12 1880. In the Civil War Missouri was a border and slave state which sent soldiers and supplies to both North and South; it had separate governments representing each side. The town of Sedalia, where Chamberlain's farm was located, had the good luck to be the terminus of the Pacific railroad which made it a strategic location and a federal military post during the War. The town was also the origination point for many of the trade routes to Texas and to Indian Territory, and so was an important center of trade, even after the arrival of the railroads. Even though the feeling in Missouri was that the slaves were somehow to blame for the War, Chamberlain nevertheless employed them as free men along with emigrants. Approximately 130 people are listed in Kentucky from 1846 to 1851, including two men "of cullar (sic)", Henry Duncan & Abraham Saundes. Others include Robert Baird, James Truman, Joseph Beach, David Graham, Joseph Deer, Jason Burks, A. Sanders, Daniel Cook, Samuel Porter, Thomas Sheapheard, John Van Vleat, M. Willis, C. Sampson, William Montgomery, Charles Rice, John Gill, etc. [Harry Truman's ancestors migrated from Virginia to Kentucky to Missouri, but a relationship with James Truman was not immediately apparent.] Approximately 160 people are listed in Missouri ledger from 1853 to 1880, including men and boys "of color" (some names listed above.) Other names include Thomas Chamberlin, Ed Pitman, William Taylor, Kelch & Field, Mike, Edmund Roberson, Honey Bop, etc. Folio, full calf with black tooled compartments at front & rear boards. Manuscript page numbers through p130; followed by 66 unnumbered pages. Many receipts, loose notes and papers including 10 printed billheads (1866-1881) and approximately 40 manuscript receipts. Some notable receipts include an 1877 invoice from a saddle company, Philip Hahn; a trade card for Henock & Jacobs for men's and boy's clothing; trade card for John Kullmer & Son, feed and sale stable; a small broadside from Chas. Hobereht whose saddlery & harness business is moving locations; an impressive broadside with a woodblock of a "very find thorough-bred messenger MARE" named Woolford being offered for sale by Chamberlin. Chamberlain was born in Vermont and migrated west, living in Kentucky and Missouri. In 1820, there is a Jason Chamberlain whose name is on a petition to Congress, dated 1817, from inhabitants of the counties of Cape Gerardeau, new Madrid, Lawrence and Arkansas seeking for the establishment of a mail route between these counties. In 1860, there is a Jason Chamberlain recorded in the 1860 Slave Schedule living at Heath's Creek, Pettis Missouri. A revealing account of business & hiring practices in the Missouri Territory both pre and post the Civil War.

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        MEMORIAL OF A. WHITNEY, PRAYING A GRANT OF PUBLIC LAND TO ENABLE HIM TO CONSTRUCT A RAILROAD FROM LAKE MICHIGAN TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN

      Ritchie & Heiss, Printers, 1846., Washington - First edition. 8vo. Senate document 161, 29th Congress, 1st Session, February 24, 1846. Hardcover binder, titles stamped in gold gilt on front cover, 10 pp., large folding map of the proposal at the rear. Whitney is requesting a grant of land sixty miles in width from Lake Michigan to the Pacific Ocean,"to be held and set apart expressly to furnish, by sale and settlement, means to construct a railroad to communicate with the two points; and after the full and perfect completion of said work, should there be any lands remaining, your memorialist asked them for himself, his heirs, and assigns, as a reward for the work." The folding map is a map of the United States that shows railroads finished, railroads unfinished, and proposed railroads. Asa Whitney (1797-1872) was in the mercantile business in New York City and "recognized the necessity of a railroad to the Pacific, and was the first to suggest its feasibility, and from 1846 till 1850 urged it upon congress, the legislature of several states, and the public, by personal influence and his writings. He was finally instrumental in securing appropriations in 1853 for the first surveys of the northern, southern, and middle routes, and lived to see communication opened from sea to sea in 1869." . Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Both map and the text are in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The genera of Diurnal Lepidoptera: comprising their generic characters, a notice of their habits and transformations, and a catalogue of the species of each genus.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846-1852. 2 volumes. Folio (375 x 270mm). pp. xi, (1), 1-250; (2), 251- 534, with 86 lithographed plates of which 85 splendidly handcoloured. Contemporary green half morocco, richly gilt decorated spines in 6 compartments, marbled sides (minor skilful repair to bindings). One of the rarest and most beautiful iconographies on butterflies. The magnificently handcoloured plates were drawn and lithographed by William C. Hewitson. Hewitson was a very wealthy naturalist and formed the most complete collection of diurnal lepidoptera of the world (now in the British Museum). "Hewitson was a most accomplished artist and scrupulously accurate draughtsman, and his figures, whether of birds' eggs or butterflies, are drawn and coloured with conscientious care ... In his own line, as a pictorial describer of butterflies, Hewitson stands unrivalled" (DNB. IX pp. 758-59). The work was published in 54 parts. The first 31 parts by Doubleday and due to his early death the work was continued by Westwood. The work is fully discussed by F. Hemming in the "Journal of the Soc. for Bibl. of Nat. Hist. Vol. I,11. pp. 335-464". 'The number of new species figured by Doubleday is very considerable, and is even larger than appears at first sight' (Hemming). /"Westwood remarked that the butterfly collection of the British Museum was 'one of the finest ever formed', and Doubleday based his work on that collection, gaining other information. Particularly on butterfly habits, from manuscripts and drawings also in the British Museum. The famous collection of drawings by John Abbot painted in America and sent to England, plus those of General Hardwicke's collection of Indian drawings gave much of this information"(Gilbert. Butterfly Collectors and Painters p. 82). The first plate, an anatomical plate, was never coloured. A fine copy without any foxing./ /Horn & Schenkling 5034: "Sehr selten"; Nissen ZBI, 1150.

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