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        Dealings with the Firm of DOMBEY AND SON

      1846 - [a remarkably fine set] Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne [(beginning with the 6th part:) With Illustrations, engraved on Wood by J. W. Orr, from designs by H. K. Browne]. New York: Wiley and Putnam [(beginning with the 18th part:) John Wiley], 1846-1848. Twenty monthly parts in nineteen, in the original brownish-grey wrappers printed in black. First American Edition in the original parts. The English parts ran from October 1846 through April 1848, and each Wiley & Putnam part was issued immediately after its English counterpart. As Wilkins observes, "At the bottom of the first page of each number was printed 'The Illustrations for this Number will be given with the Next,' the text probably being set in type as soon as the English number was received and printed at once without waiting for the engraving of the plates for that number, so that the plates were always one number behind the text. The Phiz plates were redrawn and engraved on wood by J. W. Orr, and it is remarkable how closely the spirit of the original etchings was reproduced in wood engravings." The Wiley & Putnam parts contain a total of 36 plates (two in each part except for the first); not included were the four plates that accompanied the English 19/20th part, because of the one-month lag in reproducing the engravings . Part I includes a title page, and the final part includes the other preliminaries necessary to facilitate the binding of the parts into two volumes (38 plates are listed in these preliminary leaves: the final two were later available upon application to the publisher).~Two other American publishers also issued DOMBEY in parts. Bradbury & Guild of Boston issued a very similar set of parts, likewise with 36 plates running a month behind, in wrappers that were exact facsimiles of the English ones. Priority between this issue and the Wiley & Putnam one is unknown, as it probably was measured in hours, not days. Lea & Blanchard of Philadelphia also issued parts, but not as quickly: they waited for plates to be engraved, so that all 40 could be included (they advertised it as "the only edition which presents the plates accompanying the text to which they refer."~This is A REMARKABLY FINE SET. Most of the parts are virtually flawless, other than trifling wear at the very tips of the spine; Part I has a chip in its rear wrapper, and Parts XV and XVII have minor wear at the spine, but overall the condition of this set is amazing. The rarity of American Dickens in parts can hardly be over-emphasized; it is no exaggeration that one encounters hundreds of English sets in parts for every single American set of parts. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase (bearing the wrong date) and inner chemise. Podeschi (Yale) A104; Wilkins p. 25. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Il Conte di Montecristo di Alessandro Dumas. Prima versione italiana. Vol. I (.Vol. XV)

      Caro Batelli e Compagno 1846-1847, Napoli - Legature coeve napoletane in mz. pelle con ricchi fregi e titoli impressi in oro al ds. (minime tracce d usura). Assente l ultima carta del terzo vol. (2 pp. di testo). Restauro marginale che lede in minima parte tre righe di testo su una carta del secondo vol. Sporadiche fioriture, pallidi aloni ed alcuni fascicoli leggermente allentati. Nel complesso, buon esemplare in bella legatura coeva della prima rarissima edizione in lingua italiana (contemporanea all originale francese pubblicata tra il 1844 ed il 1846) dell opera di Dumas. ICCU ne cataloga una copia in una sola Biblioteca italiana (Bibl. statale di Cava de Tirreni). 16mo (cm. 13,7), 15 Voll. legati in 5 Tomi; 183, 178, 170 (di 172), 164, 169, 171, 176, 191, 188, 196, 180, 169, 163, 199, 227 pp. Con complessive 14 tavv. f.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member]
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        The American Angler's Guide

      Burgess-Stringer, New York 1846 - Brown cloth with gilt spine titles and cover decoration plus blind stamp ruling and decoration to rear cover; 12mo; 224+5pp ads; illustrated with engraved frontispiece, "Trout-Fishing in Sullivan County, N.Y.", head & tail piece decorations plus 2 full-page plate drawings of hooks. "Being a compilation from the works of popular English authors, from Walton to the present time; together with the opinions and practices of the American anglers; containing every variety of mode adopted in ocean, river, lake and pond fishing; the necessary tackle and habits required; manner of making artificial flies, etc with engravings on wood by an American Angler." It should be noted, that Brown's name did not appear as the author until the 5th edition (1876). One of the most important American angling books as Bruns needed 3 pages to describe all the editions (B-253). This copy has been rebacked with original spine laid down. Also a small repair along fore edge of front board; new end sheets. Early pen and pencil ownership notations to bland end paper, some light foxing, otherwise a decent copy of a scarce title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Foley Sporting Books]
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        Le Rhin de Bâle à Dusseldorf avec des excursions dans l'Alsace, le Palatinat rhénan, les vallées de la Murg et du Neckar, la Bergstrasse, l'Odenwald, le Taunus, les vallées de la Nahe, de la Lahn, de l'Ahr et de la Wupper et à Aix-la-Chapelle

      1846 - (8), XXIV, 309pp., 1 carte et Coblentz, Charles Baedeker, 1846 ;, in-16, (8), XXIV, 309pp, 1 carte et 8 plans, cartonnage d'éditeur jaune imprimé en noir, dos lisse orné (cartonnage à la cathédrale, dit Biedermeier), 1 carte à deux pages du Rhin. 8 plans de villes (Strasbourg, Francfort, Mayence, Coblence, Bonn, Cologne, Aix et Düsseldorff). PREMIÈRE ÉDITION DE CE GUIDE TRÈS RARE. Elle est traduite d'après la 5° édition allemande. Il s'agit du second ouvrage en français de Karl Baedeker, après le Voyage du Rhin de Mayence à Cologne, publié en 1832. L'ouvrage est relié dans son beau cartonnage à la cathédrale, dit Biedermeier, avec sur les plats, entre des rinceaux, des représentations de vues et de monuments. Après avoir été utilisé quelques années, il fut remplacé par le célèbre cartonnage rouge, marque de fabrique de la maison Baedeker. Rousseurs claires éparses. Cartonnage usé sur les coupes et aux coins. Néanmoins EXEMPLAIRE ATTRACTIF, DANS SON JOLI CARTONNAGE D'ÉDITEUR TRÈS RECHERCHÉ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FARADAY EFFECT: "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Nineteenth, Twentieth & Twenty-First Series" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 136 for the Year 1846 Part I & Part II, pp. 1-62)

      Royal Society of London, London 1846 - Faraday was the first to speculate that light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. In late 1845 he showed that magnetism and light interacted by demonstrating that a strong magnetic field can rotate the plane of polarization of light, a phenomenon now called the "Faraday effect." In the paper that described this experiment Faraday also stated his belief that "The various forms under which the forces of matter are made manifest ? are so directly related and mutually dependent, that they are convertible, as it were, one into another, and possess equivalents of power in their action. Also see our #27486 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eleventh, Supplemental Note, Twelfth, Thirteenth & Fourteenth Series, #27489 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Fifteenth Series" (pp. 1-12), #27495 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eighteenth Series" (pp. 17-32), our #27503 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Second Series" (pp. 1-41), our #27505 which contains"Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Third Series" (pp. 171-188), , #27508 which contains "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Fourth, Twenty-Fifth, Twenty-Sixth, & Twenty-Seventh Series" (pp. 1-116), #27513 "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159), #27530 "Experimental Researches in Electricity --Thirtieth Series" (pp. 159-180), Also contains Thomas Graham's "On the Motion of Gases" (pp. 573-631). viii, [1]-647, 11 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GRAHAM'S LAW: "On the Motion of Gases" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 136 for the Year 1846 Part I & Part II, pp. 573-631)

      Royal Society of London, London 1846 - "Graham's law" states that the rate of effusion or diffusion of a gas is inversely proportional to the square root of its molecular weight, meaning that gases with a lower molecular weight effuse more quickly than gases with a higher molecular weight. Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Nineteenth, Twentieth & Twenty-First Series" (pp. 1-62). viii, [1]-647, 11 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FARADAY EFFECT: "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Nineteenth, Twentieth & Twenty-First Series" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 136 for the Year 1846 Part I & Part II, pp. 1-62)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Faraday was the first to speculate that light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. In late 1845 he showed that magnetism and light interacted by demonstrating that a strong magnetic field can rotate the plane of polarization of light, a phenomenon now called the "Faraday effect." In the paper that described this experiment Faraday also stated his belief that "The various forms under which the forces of matter are made manifest … are so directly related and mutually dependent, that they are convertible, as it were, one into another, and possess equivalents of power in their action. Also see our #27486 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eleventh, Supplemental Note, Twelfth, Thirteenth & Fourteenth Series, #27489 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Fifteenth Series" (pp. 1-12), #27495 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Eighteenth Series" (pp. 17-32), our #27503 which contains Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Second Series" (pp. 1-41), our #27505 which contains"Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Third Series" (pp. 171-188), , #27508 which contains "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Fourth, Twenty-Fifth, Twenty-Sixth, & Twenty-Seventh Series" (pp. 1-116), #27513 "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Eighth & Twenty-Ninth Series" (pp. 25-56, 137-159), #27530 "Experimental Researches in Electricity --Thirtieth Series" (pp. 159-180), Also contains Thomas Graham's "On the Motion of Gases" (pp. 573-631). viii, [1]-647, 11 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        GRAHAM'S LAW: "On the Motion of Gases" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 136 for the Year 1846 Part I & Part II, pp. 573-631)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. "Graham's law" states that the rate of effusion or diffusion of a gas is inversely proportional to the square root of its molecular weight, meaning that gases with a lower molecular weight effuse more quickly than gases with a higher molecular weight. Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Nineteenth, Twentieth & Twenty-First Series" (pp. 1-62). viii, [1]-647, 11 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        Venise.

      Parigi, 1846 - Due litografie, colorate, che, idealmente unite, compongono un lungo profilo panoramico della città colta dall'isola di San Giorgio, a partire dalla dogana e dalla chiesa della Salute. Ogni foglio misura mm. 445x615, mentre la parte illustrata è 320x480. Le stampe sono tratte dalla rarissima opera "De Venise à Constantinople à travers la Grèce et retour par Malte, Messine, Pizzo et Naples", una delle più rinomate, ricercate e costose opere di viaggio ottocentesche nel Mediterraneo.I fogli sono piacevolmente coloriti ed appena lievemente ingialliti nella parte illustrata, mentre i margini lo sono in maniera molto più marcata. Sono peraltro perfettamente conservati. Two litographs, coloured, each one mm 320x480 (sheet mm445x615). From "De Venise à Constantinople à travers la Grèce et retour par Malte, Messine, Pizzo et Naples". Margins strongly oxidated, litograph just very lightly.

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        TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE ROAD FROM MISSOURI TO OREGON COMMENCING AT THE MOUTH OF THE KANSAS IN THE MISSOURI RIVER AND ENDING AT THE MOUTH OF THE WALLAH-WALLAH IN THE COLUMBIA...

      Baltimore: E. Weber & Co., 1846. Old fold lines, some light wear and chipping to several edges. Very minor foxing. Very good. First issue of the first map "to show the Oregon Trail accurately" (Rumsey). One of the greatest monuments to the cartography of the American West. Charles Preuss, born George Karl Ludwig Preuss in Höhscheid, Prussia in 1803, served as the cartographer on Fremont's first and second expeditions and drew all the maps which accompany Fremont's reports. Preuss also produced the present masterful map of the Oregon Trail. It is drawn to a very detailed scale, ten miles to an inch, and in addition to providing accurate cartographical information about the whole of the 1,670- mile route between the Missouri and the Columbia rivers, the sheets combine to give a real feeling of the daily progress of the expedition (in 1842 and 1843, between June 10 and Oct. 26) by including indicators of where and when each overnight camp was set, where each noon-day halt was called, and the total distance from the starting point of Westport Landing. Longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates are also given, as are daily "Meteorological Observations" and "Remarks," including notes on the availability of game, water, grazing, the friendliness (or otherwise) of local Indian tribes, and some quite lengthy extracts from Fremont's REPORT. A second revised issue of this map was published in 1849. "More than any other persons, John Charles Fremont and Charles Preuss dominate the cartography of the American West during the three years before the gold rush....Owing to its rarity and to its long having stood in the shadow of the more widely known and distributed Fremont-Preuss map of 1845, Preuss' sectional map of 1846 has been insufficiently appreciated by students of Western history. In particular, those interested either in Fremont's travels in 1842-43 or the revolution of the transcontinental wagon roads will find that the map rewards close study" - Wheat. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 523. WAGNER-CAMP 115 (note). STREETER SALE 3100. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.642. GRAFF 3360. EBERSTADT 106:266. RUMSEY 2773.001-.007.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Memorie originali. Catechismo sull'uso delle bevande fermentate e spiritose presso di noi Italiani, dietro proposta e generosa offerta del Cavaliere Prof. Alessandro Riberi. Risposta al tema di concorso formolato dal medesimo Professore, e pubblicato con Programma del 1846 dalla R. Accademia Medico - Chirurgica di Torino; di Lorenzo Gemignani di Lucca

      Epoca. 1846Manoscritto di cm. 25x19; pp. (176). Cartonato marmorizzato coevo. Pagine con 30 righe ciascuna. Manoscritto in chiara grafia leggibile. L'opera vinse il concorso indetto dall'Accademia Medico Chirurgica di Torino. L'edizione a stampa del 1848 porta come unico autore Riberi Alessandro. Verosimilmente il nostro è il manoscritto originale. Ottimo esemplare 668 / P

      [Bookseller: Galleria La Stampa Antica]
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        Dealings with the Firm of DOMBEY AND SON

      1846. [a remarkably fine set] Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne [(beginning with the 6th part:) With Illustrations, engraved on Wood by J. W. Orr, from designs by H. K. Browne]. New York: Wiley and Putnam [(beginning with the 18th part:) John Wiley], 1846-1848. Twenty monthly parts in nineteen, in the original brownish-grey wrappers printed in black. First American Edition in the original parts. The English parts ran from October 1846 through April 1848, and each Wiley & Putnam part was issued immediately after its English counterpart. As Wilkins observes, "At the bottom of the first page of each number was printed 'The Illustrations for this Number will be given with the Next,' the text probably being set in type as soon as the English number was received and printed at once without waiting for the engraving of the plates for that number, so that the plates were always one number behind the text. The Phiz plates were redrawn and engraved on wood by J. W. Orr, and it is remarkable how closely the spirit of the original etchings was reproduced in wood engravings." The Wiley & Putnam parts contain a total of 36 plates (two in each part except for the first); not included were the four plates that accompanied the English 19/20th part, because of the one-month lag in reproducing the engravings . Part I includes a title page, and the final part includes the other preliminaries necessary to facilitate the binding of the parts into two volumes (38 plates are listed in these preliminary leaves: the final two were later available upon application to the publisher).~Two other American publishers also issued DOMBEY in parts. Bradbury & Guild of Boston issued a very similar set of parts, likewise with 36 plates running a month behind, in wrappers that were exact facsimiles of the English ones. Priority between this issue and the Wiley & Putnam one is unknown, as it probably was measured in hours, not days. Lea & Blanchard of Philadelphia also issued parts, but not as quickly: they waited for plates to be engraved, so that all 40 could be included (they advertised it as "the only edition which presents the plates accompanying the text to which they refer."~This is A REMARKABLY FINE SET. Most of the parts are virtually flawless, other than trifling wear at the very tips of the spine; Part I has a chip in its rear wrapper, and Parts XV and XVII have minor wear at the spine, but overall the condition of this set is amazing. The rarity of American Dickens in parts can hardly be over-emphasized; it is no exaggeration that one encounters hundreds of English sets in parts for every single American set of parts. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase (bearing the wrong date) and inner chemise. Podeschi (Yale) A104; Wilkins p. 25.

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        In Gedanken versunkene junge Italienerin am Brunnen, den rechten Ellbogen auf einen Wasserkrug stützend.

      1846 1846 - Aquarell, Bleistift, mit Deckweiß gehöht, auf festem gelblichem Velin, links unten signiert und datiert „Elise De la Lippe pinx.: 46.". 28,6:20,4 cm. Verso Reste alter Verklebung, Deckweiß oxidiert. Sehr frische und reizvolle Darstellung eines seit Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts gerade bei Italienreisenden überaus populären Motivs. Sowohl die sichere Bildkomposition als auch die gekonnte Zeichenführung verweisen auf die Begabung der Künstlerin, die aus einem adeligen Hause stammend, sicher nicht für die Öffentlichkeit malte.

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        Letter signed.

      Vienna, 21. XI. 1846. - Large 8vo. 1½ pp. on bifolium. To an unidentified recipient, answering a request for a copy of his Ottoman History or the Divan of Hafiz: "[.] Ihren Wunsch eines Exemplars der osmanischen Geschichte oder des Diwans von Hafis zu erfüllen, bin ich leider nicht im Stande, da ich von dem ersten [.] Werke selbst nur ein Exemplar mehr besitze und Hafis, wenn ich auch ein Exemplar desselben kaufen wollte, nicht mehr zu haben, sondern längstens vergriffen ist; ich sende Ihnen aber dafür fünf Bändchen des Gemäldesaals, die untereinander in keinem Zusammenhang stehen und deren Inhalt für Sie selbst mehr Interesse haben dürfte, als die zehn Bände der osmanischen Geschichte, samt dem Umblick der Reise nach Brussa, den zwei Abhandlungen Samachschari's, und Ghasali's und der Zeitworte des Gebetes, die nicht nur nach dem Tode meiner innigst geliebten Gattinn, sondern auch nach dem großen Unglücke, das mich Anfangs Septembers durch den Tod meines hofnungsvollen 21 jährigen jüngeren Sohne betroffen hat, als die beßte Tröstung erprobt worden von Ihrem hochachtungsvoll ergebenen / Hammer-Purgstall [.]". - Some brownstaining and wrinkling.

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        A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO, AS ORGANIZED AND DEFINED BY THE SEVERAL ACTS OF CONGRESS OF THAT REPUBLIC

      Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner, 1846. Sheet size: 23 x 28 1/2 inches. Very good. An important and rare map of Mexico, depicting Texas in its largest form, the "1846, second edition" of the celebrated Tanner map. The present map embraces all of modern Mexico and the southwestern United States, and prominently features the new state of Texas with its original extensive boundaries. Henry S. Tanner, of Philadelphia, was one of the most esteemed American mapmakers of the first half of the 19th century. His 1822 MAP OF NORTH AMERICA was one of the most influential of the period. In 1825 he excerpted and enlarged the portion of the map pertaining to what was a newly independent Mexico, which then included the entire American southwest. Tanner's map effectively became the definitive source map for the region. It was brazenly copied in the White Gallaher & White map of 1828, which in turn directly inspired the famous Disturnell map of 1846, the "Treaty map" initially used to consider the redemarcation of the international border following the Mexican-American War. Walter Ristow noted that Tanner produced the first edition of the UNITED STATES OF MEXICO map in 1825, and furthermore cited that he "issued 10 variants of one or another of five states" of the map up to 1847. The present map is officially termed the "1846, second edition," although it is actually the seventh variant of the map to be issued, according to Ristow's classification. It closely follows the "1832, second edition," even including the "April 2nd, 1832" copyright imprint in the lower right corner. At this time, interest in all matters relating to Mexico and Texas amongst the American public was at an all-time high, and it is thought that Tanner hastily prepared this edition in order to capitalize on the commercial opportunities. Tanner did not take the time to avail himself of the most recent geographical advances, and consequently this map is a fascinating cartographic hold-out during a time of unprecedented change. Texas is portrayed as an enormous Mexican state, although it had since 1832 seceded, and later joined the Union as an American state. Its massive territory extends far to the north and west of its modern limits, following the eastern band of the Rio Grande up to its headwaters, up into the "stovepipe" to a point touching the 42nd parallel. The geographical detailing of most of Texas is quite accurate, as Tanner was well apprised of Stephen F. Austin's surveys, a point underscored by his inclusion of "Austin's Colony" in east-central Texas. In an improvement to its antecedent, the western portion of the state owes its form to William Emory's map of 1844. The depiction of what is now modern Mexico is quite advanced, in light of Alexander von Humboldt's exhaustive charting of the country. At this time Tanner elected not to include information from Charles Fremont's ground-breaking map of 1845, based on his own discoveries. The coastline of Alta California still maintains a mythical quality, void of most actual details such as San Francisco Bay, but is replete with imaginary details such as the Buenaventura, Los Mongos, Timpangos, and San Felipe rivers. The interior regions extending all the way into what is now Colorado are shown to be almost completely unknown. A curious prophetic detail is the demarcation of a boundary line between Alta and Baja California, although located to the south of the international border that was to be set in 1848. The map includes a detailed inset depicting the key travel route from the port of Veracruz to Mexico City, the same path taken by U.S. forces during their successful attack on the Mexican capital in 1847. In the spirit of the times, the map also includes two statistical tables, one of distances and the other of population and geographical details of individual states. Tanner, wishing to update this map, produced a "third edition" later that same year that evinced Fremont's discoveries. RISTOW, A LA CARTE, p.207. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI III, p.38.

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        Danish Fairy Tales and Legends

      London William Pickering 1846. G : in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Covers rubbed with wear and scuffing to leather aling spine and corners. Spine worn. Previous owner's bookplate to fep. Sporadic light foxing within First English Edition Brown hardback half-leather cover on marbled boards 160mm x 100mm (6" x 4"). 197pp. This first English edition comprising fourteen stories including 'The Wild Swans'; 'The Ugly Duckling'; 'The Little Mermaid' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.

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        Encyclopédie moderne. Dictionnaire abrégé des sciences, des lettres, des arts, de l'industrie, de l'agriculture et du commerce ; nouvelle édition, entièrement refondue et augmentée de près du double

      - A Paris, chez Firmin Didot frères, 1846-1852 et 1858-1863 pour les volumes de complément. 27 volumes et 3 volumes d'Atlas de la troisème édition de l'encyclopédie moderne, 12 volumes de complément et 2 volumes de complément d'Atlas, soit 44 volumes au total, tous au format in-8. Reliure demi-chagrin vert, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, papier bleu marbré, reliure frottée, coins émoussés sur certains volumes, éraflure au dos du tome 7. Texte en 2 colonnes, rousseurs éparses. La première édition date de 1832, sous la direction de M. Courtin. Elle fut réimprimée en 1843, avec de nombreux ajouts. Notre exemplaire provient de la troisième édition ; il est d'autant plus rare qu'il contient les volumes de complément, publiés à partir de 1858. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth. 7 volumes in full period gilt morocco.

      London: Edward Moxon, 1846 - New and revised edition in 7 vols, foolscap 8vo (6½ x 4), engraved frontispiece portrait. Finely bound in very attractive period full brown morocco, backs in six compartments, gilt titled in the second, gilt double fillet panels with corner & center ornaments in the rest, five raised bands, gilt French filleted frame on upper & lower sides enclosing gilt corner ornaments & gilt foliated scroll & vine hand tooled decoration around blind stamped arabesque center ornament. All edges gilt. Very good+ set with excellent upper joint professional repair to vol 4 which is nearly invisible. Corners a bit bumped & very slight natural wear to edges & extremities. The set Provenance: Engraved heraldic bookplate of Belsfield. Old signature “C. A. de S” upper margin of half-title or title of five vols; “C. A. De Stromberg” in the first & “C. Aug. De S” in the second. H6642 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GALLERIA STORICA DELL'ITALIA CONTENENTE IN CENTO INTAGLI MINIATI I FATTI PIU NOTABILI AVVENUTI NEL CORSO DI X SECOLI, ILLUSTRATI DI DESCRIZIONI E NOTIZIE

      Firenze (Florence): David Passigli, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. Nearly all tissue guards present, occasional light foxing to margins of some plates but overall bright and clean. The bindings have some rubbing and light edgewear, the second volume with a partial split to the front joint and tear near the top of the spine. Very Good. Two large quarto volumes (10" x 13-1/2") bound in contemporary full dark green morocco leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to the spines, the front and rear covers with elaborate ornamental designs and red morocco onlays. Illustrated with a printed color extra title page and 100 hand-colored plates depicting major figures and events of Italian history, the text pages framed with ornate designs printed in various colors. A handsome production with bright, colorful plates.

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        Message from the President ... Communicating a report of an expedition led by Lieutenant Abert, on the Upper Arkansas and through the country of the Camanche Indians, in the fall of the year 1845

      [Washington, 1846. Octavo. (8 ¾ x 5 ½ inches). 13 lithographic plates and maps (1 large folding map, 1 folding "sketch [map] of a day's travel," 11 plates [1 folding]). (Old dampstaining, browning to title). Paper wrappers with early manuscript title label to upper cover, housed in a modern cloth chemise and red morocco backed slipcase The first printing of this important report on the exploration of the American West The large folding map was drawn using the first astronomical observations to be made in the territory traversed: Wheat describes this map as "of great interest" and suggests that it was probably drawn by Charles Preuss. It is notable for the new information on the country between the Arkansas and Canadian rivers. Under Fremont's orders, Abert travelled west to the Raton Mountains, down the Canadian, and back to Fort Gibson through the Creek Nation. The views are quite handsome and include the famous plate of Bent's Fort, as well as depictions of West Texas and Oklahoma. Graff 6; Howes A10; Rittenhouse 1; Wheat Transmississippi 489; Sabin 59; Wagner-Camp 120.

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        Reineke Fuchs (Reynard the Fox).with the Surpressed Plate

      J.G. Cotta';sche Buchhding, Stuttgart and Tubingen 1846 - Folio. Wilhelm Von Kaulbach's illustrated edition. Half-title, frontispiece, engraved pictorial title-page and regular title page, 36 exquisite full page engravings of the animal characters by Wilhelm Von Kaulbach, engraved by Rudolfe Rahn (17 which includes frontispiece)and Adrian Scheich (17), Steifendand (1) and one unknown engraver, includes the suppressed plate on page 42, several pictorial head and tail pieces. 257pp. Superbly bound in full red morocco elaborately decorated on gilt, spine and lower board gilt, white silk moiré endpapers, all edges gilt. Binding is signed along the lower edge of both boards but undecipherable. Fromthe libraries of V. Hagens and Paul E. Geiea. A fabulous copy without foxing housed in publisher's original lined box with wear.

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        A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO, AS ORGANIZED AND DEFINED BY THE SEVERAL ACTS OF THE CONGRESS OF THAT REPUBLIC [caption title]

      New York: Henry S. Tanner, 1846. tipped into original 12mo. cloth folder. Cloth sunned. Minor foxing on pastedowns. Slight staining from adhesive at cover. A few small holes at corner folds, else nicely intact. Color quite bright and clean. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Third edition, second issue, after the first of 1825. Each of these editions and issues was revised, and this is generally considered the most important. The map shows all of Mexico and the majority of the American Southwest, with insets providing a "Table of Distances," a "Statistical Table," and a map of roads from Vera Cruz to Alvarado. Taken from his 1822 "Map of North America," Tanner's present effort would play a controversial role in the war with Mexico and conflicting claims to territory near San Diego, here placed soundly within the United States. In the first issue, the southern boundary of California was placed further south than either the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo or the Gadsden Purchase would allow. "The plate [in the present second issue] has been changed to follow Fremont in California, including the Great Basin. The southern boundary of California now extends from Pt. Moinfrains northeast to the mouth of the Gila, while the United States boundary with Sonora is still much too far south. New Mexico is still confined to a narrow strip between the Rio Grande and the mountains that form the continental divide, all east of there being Texas, which ends at the Arkansas River. North of that stream the map has been altered to show the Parks and South Pass" - Wheat. This is the first edition of the Tanner map to show the correct course of the Timpanogos and Buena Ventura rivers. An important installment in the controversial cartography of the American Southwest. Quite scarce. OCLC locates only eight copies. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI II, pp.89-90, no. 364; III, p.38, no. 529. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG, pp.276-77. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.409 (another ed). STREETER SALE 3824. RUMSEY 2822. OCLC 21842347.

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        Outstanding Album of 118 Original Watercolors and Sketches by Several Hands

      England, 1846-1863. Cloth. Very Good. Combining charismatic watercolors of castles amidst the English countryside with intricate botanical paintings! Folio, 38.5 by 28.5 cm. Of the 118 individual works of art, 74 are watercolors, with the remaining 44 being mostly pencil work, but also including chalk and pen and ink. Views most definitely dominate the album, with 55 of the pieces primarily views, and a good number of the 17 images we classify as architectural and of the seven depictions of ships, also views. We count 22 of the specimens as botanicals, the majority of which are delicate paintings of individual flowers similar to the color plates one might find in a botanical survey of the same date. Also, five paintings of people, and a few miscellaneous items. Some of the views and buildings rendered with place names -- Ragland, Castle Campbell, Goodrich Castle, St. Mary's in York, the Thunsee. English views are the main thing, but there are other examples of Alpine and continental scenery here as well. The overwhelming majority of works are finished, with a smattering of partially done or sketchy specimens. While clearly there were a good number of contributors, the overall quality level is high, with only a few pieces coming off as inept or sloppy. Dates are given for most of the artwork, ranging from the late 1840s to the early 1860s. There is one botanical seemingly carrying a date of 1806; we think there is a strong possiblity that this was miswritten or part of a six has disappeared. From the numerous Brights who signed the works, we would conjecture this was an album created to collect the works of that family, with perhaps contributions of a few friends added in. Phebe Bright and Mary Wallace would appear to have been the compilers and perhaps also the muses for the others. One really has to see the individual works together to get a sense of how good the collection is, of course. In our judgment, Victorian amateur art albums don't get much better than this. Rebacked sympathetically. Some soiling and fading of the boards. Not all the pieces are mounted, but we believe the loose pieces were probably always so.

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        Ocean Flowers and their Teachings. By the Author of “Wild Flowers and their Teachings”.

      8vo. Bath: Binns and Goodwin, [1846]. 8vo, iv, 146, (2, ads. and errata slip) pp. With a frontispiece and 38 leaves of mounted specimens. Original blue silk stamped in gold, rebacked with new endpapers, a remarkably good copy of this fragile and rare book. First edition. The author modestly refers to herself in the index as “MMH” but the BL copy identifies her as the author of “Wild Flowers” and thus as author of this title.

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        Only days before the Mormon's winter exodus from Navuoo began, two church members write of the impending escape : " a company of 2500 ... to start in 2 weeks the 12 are going," while also describing how one of Brigham Young's rivals for the L.D.S. leadership, James Strang, had come across another set of gold plates: " he says Br Josep[h] Smith appointed him a prophet a few days before his Death since that an Angel assended [sic] from the Heavens & Ordained Him & Give him the Urim & Thummin the same that Joseph had ..."

      Walnut Grove, [Illinois], February 1, 1846. 7.5" x 12.25". "Important Autograph Letter Signed, ""Newton Russell,"" 3 pages, 7.5"" x 12.25"", Walnut Grove, [Illinois], February 1, 1846, together with an additional Autograph Letter Signed, ""L C Fuller,"" 1 page [Walnut Grove, February 1, 1846] accomplished on the same bifolium as Russell's, and addressed in Russell's hand on the integral transmittal leaf to ""William Rhoades East Hamilton Madison Co NY,"" discussing a variety of topics, including the impending Mormon exodus from Nauvoo and the dissident movement led by James Strang who claimed that he had been appointed leader of the Latter Day Saints by Joseph Smith only days before his death. Expected folds, some light soling and toning, minor hole at one fold intersection, else very good.A remarkable set of letters written at a pivotal juncture in L.D.S. history, the departure of the Mormons from Nauvoo, Illinois two years following the death of their founder Joseph Smith. The longer of the two letters, composed by Newton Russell, reads in part [with original spellings retained with minimal comment]: ""..we received both of your letters in due tie & should have answered the first before now but we expected Lucetta here every day & we thought She would know more about the folks at Nauvoo than we did so we delayed writing... we will tell you what we have heard... our acquaintances at Nauvoo are usually well Sally & family are getting ready to move west Alphonzo & Betsy calculate to go... there are many in Nauvoo that would moove west if they could but they have expended all their Subsistence for houses and lands in Nauvoo & now they cannot get any thing for their possessions a company of 2500 callculate[d] to start in 2 weeks the 12 are going. We live here at the Grove & Shall for aught we know we like the place & neighbors and we raise enough to live upon... You ask in your letter why the Mormons will not be good citizens & stay where they are the persecution against them is on account of their religion not their unlawful deeds. You say the laws of the United States are good enough for you, what are laws good for unless they are put in force look at the murders & house burnings in Hancock the Philadelphia riots the anti rent troubles in your own State, a gang of men associated together in the capacity of a mob will commit crimes with impunity & go unpunished while one man for the same offence will be hung by the neck until he was dead dead dead. A sad picture of republicanism we have reason to blush & exclaim the laws are good but the government has not energy to enforce them. You say the good old bible is good enough for you... & good enough for anyone who had rather have the history of gifts & blessings that People enjoyed 1800 years ago, than to have the blessings & gifts themselves... Mother Fuller wants to write some & she will tell you what I have forgotten..."" On the outside leaf, ""Mother Fuller,"" a.k.a ""L C Fuller,"" the mother of Russel's deceased first wife, Mary Ann Fuller (d. 1842), writes on the claims of James Strang: ""...Strange things thes[e] last days there is a Man by the name of James J. Strang he lives in west consin Burlington he says Br Josep[h] Smith appointed him a prophet a few days before his Death since that an Angel assended from the Heavens & Ordained Him & Give him the Urim & Thummin the same that Joseph had told him to go to white River which was clost by under and Oak Tree he would find sum Plaits he went to the spot & lookt throw the Urim & Thummin & see them as plain as he could see a stone in clear water there was four went and dug as deepe as their waist & found the Plaits which were in a Casement of clay there is a good many falls in with him which was going west. I have seen a number of them if you was hear I could tell you all about it..."" James Strang (1813-1856) was a recent convert to the Latter Day Saints, joining in 1844. He rapidly found favor with Joseph Smith, who charged Strang to establish a ""stake"" in Wisconsin, which he established at Voree. After Smith died in June 1844, Strang was one of several claimants to the church presidency, producing what he purported was a letter from Joseph Smith appointing him as his successor. In addition, Strang testified that an angel ordained him as Smith's successor and that he been led to yet another set of gold plates. Approximately 12,000 adhered to Strang and many moved to a new settlement he established at Beaver Island in Lake Michigan. In 1856, Strang was murdered by two dissidents and soon afterwards vigilantes raided the island and removed the inhabitants. The two events nearly destroyed this branch of the church, but several small congregations of Strangites remained loyal and remain in existence today.Newton Russell (1813-1890) was born in Madison, New York, then relocated to Knox, Illinois where he married his first wife, Mary Ann Fuller (d. 1842) in 1835. He married his second wife, Calista Phoebe Green, in Nauvoo in 1844, and his third wife, Susan Laurilla Powell, in 1850 in Stark, Illinois. In 1853, Russell assumed ownership of a land grant and became a pioneer of Sweet Home, Oregon, and the family relocated there, followed by a stream of relatives and in-laws who also settled in Linn County, Oregon. Provenance: Charles Hamilton."

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        Reineke Fuchs (Reynard the Fox).with the Surpressed Plate

      Stuttgart and Tubingen: J.G. Cotta';sche Buchhding, 1846. Folio. Wilhelm Von Kaulbach's illustrated edition. Half-title, frontispiece, engraved pictorial title-page and regular title page, 36 exquisite full page engravings of the animal characters by Wilhelm Von Kaulbach, engraved by Rudolfe Rahn (17 which includes frontispiece)and Adrian Scheich (17), Steifendand (1) and one unknown engraver, includes the suppressed plate on page 42, several pictorial head and tail pieces. 257pp. Superbly bound in full red morocco elaborately decorated on gilt, spine and lower board gilt, white silk moiré endpapers, all edges gilt. Binding is signed along the lower edge of both boards but undecipherable. Fromthe libraries of V. Hagens and Paul E. Geiea. A fabulous copy without foxing housed in publisher's original lined box with wear.

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        Old English and French Ornament: For the Interior Embellishment of Houses, For Carvers and Decorators

      John Weale 1846 - London, 1846. Quarto, recent reback, quarter calf over green cloth, unpaginated. Title continues: with Designs for Doors, Windows, Fire-Places and Chimney Glasses, Ornamental Furniture, &c., &c. An unusual work, composed of several volumes bound together. Illustrators listed as Chippendale, Johnson, Inigo Jones, Lock and Others. With 97 of 100 called-for engravings. The first volume is Chippendale's One Hundred and Thirty-three Designs in the Old French and Antique Styles. Lacks plates 33, 42 and possibly 50, though it is unclear if that plate is called for. The second work is Thos. Johnson Carver's A Book of Ornaments (four plates), followed by M. Lock's A Book of Ornaments (six plates), followed by four unattributed works, all presumably published by Weale as well. Title on binding reads "Old English and French Ornaments." A difficult collation, as the later works are unattributed. One copy in Worldcat calls for 98 plates. This copy certainly lacks plates 33 and 42 of Chippendale's work. Foxing to contents, less so for Chippendale's plates (which are in very good condition), generally well preserved despite the missing plates. Quite scarce. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Peep show picture. - Auffaltbares Guckkastenbild.

       [ca. 1846]. 17,5 x 17 cm. Handkolor. Fünfteilige Stahlstiche. Erklärendes Textbl. in französ. Sprache a. d. Innendeckel (\"Details succints sur le tunnel de la Tamise\"). In zeitgen. Papiermappe mit Lasche.Das Bild zeigt die Eröffnungsfeierlichkeiten in Anwesenheit des Prince of Wales. Drei ausgestanzte Gucklöcher gewähren Einblicke in das Innere desTunnels sowie auf den Schiffsverkehr oberhalb. - Der Thames Tunnel ist der weltweit erste Unterwassertunnel. Erbaut von Th. Cochrane und I. Brunel wurde er nach meheren Überflutungen und einer siebenjährigen Bauunterbrechung 1843 fertigstellt. - The Thames Tunnel, the first underwater tunnel in the world, built beneath the River Thames in London, connecting Rotherhithe and Wapping. It was originally designed for, but never used by, horse-drawn carriages and now forms part of the London Overground railway. It was built between 1825 and 1843 by Thomas Cochrane and Marc Isambard Brunel and his son. The picture shows the ceremony of opening to public in the presence of the Prince of Wales on June 26th 1843. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik

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        Théorie des effets optiques que présentent les étoffes de soie

      1846 - 208 pages et 1 planche repliée Paris, F. Didot, 1846, in-8, 208 pages et 1 planche repliée, demi-chagrin noir moderne, dos lisse fileté, couvertures imprimés conservées, Première édition. Exemplaire portant un envoi de l'auteur à Edmond Becquerel en "témoignage d'amitié", et sur la première de couverture l'ex-libris manuscrit de Becquerel. Eugène Chevreul expose les principes qui se rapportent à l'explication des phénomènes optiques vus sur les tissus de soie : les effets de la lumière sur la trame et la chaîne perçus par les ouvriers suivant leur position par rapport à leur métier. Ouvrage capital, imprimé aux frais de la Chambre de commerce de Lyon où Chevreul, en 1842-1843, avait ouvert un cours destiné aux soyeux. L'importance de ce texte fut honorée d'une récompense à l'Exposition universelle de Londres en 1851. Exemplaire d'Edmond Becquerel, qui étudia durant toute sa longue carrière les effets optique de la lumière et de la photographie en couleurs. DSB, III, 240 ; Honeyman Collection, 683. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ifölge offentlig Foranstaltning og tillige med Understöttelse af det kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskab. 5 bind. Trykt hos Chr. Grøndahl.

      Christiania 1846-95. 4to. XII, [2], 463, [1]; X, [4], 523, [1]; XV, [1], 310; XVI, 797, [3] s. + XVII plansjer med faksimiler i farger, på 19 blad; [2], XIII, [3], 864 s. + 6 blad med faksimiler i farger. Orig., noe falmete, sjirtingryggb. Stedvis litt brunplettet.Uoppskåret. Fint sett.. Förste Bind. Norges Love ældre end Kong Magnus Haakonssöns Regjerings-Tiltrædelse i 1263. Udgiven ved R. Keyser og P.A. Munch. - Andet Bind. Lovgivningen under Kong Magnus Haakonssöns Regjeringstid fra 1263 til 1280, tilligemed et Supplement til förste Bind. Udgivne ved R. Keyser og P.A. Munch. - Tredie Bind. Lovgivningen efter Kong Magnus Haakonssöns Död 1280 indtil 1387. Udgivne ved R. Keyser og P.A. Munch. - Fjerde Bind, indeholdende Supplementer til de tre foregaaende Bind samt Haandskriftbeskrivelse med Facsimiler, udgivet efter offentlig Forantstaltning ved Gustav Storm. - Femte Bind, indeholdende Supplement til foregaaende Bind og Facsimiler samt Glossarium med Registre, udgivet efter offentlig Foranstaltning ved Gustav Storm og Ebbe Hertzberg

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        PART OF THE PORTICO OF EDFOU [An Excellent View of the Temple's Famous Northern Portico; Being an Original Hand-Coloured Lithograph From] THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA

      London: F.G. Moon and Co., 1846. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 24" x 17", the captioned image, is 20" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an especially attractive plate showing the northern portico of one of the best preserved temples in Egypt at a time when most of the portico was still buried beneath shifting desert sand. Three winged sun disc are visible above the opening, the lower of which is brightly painted. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. A group of brightly dressed visitors, appearing tiny between the massive columns lend an excellent sense of scale to this fine image. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt there are also views available of Tyre, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast...that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.

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        A Route-Book, Adapted to Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic; Comprising Tables of the Principal Rail-Road, Steam-Boat and Stage Routes, Throughout the United States

      Philadelphia, 1846. 46pp., plus large folding map: Young, J.H.: "Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic or UnitedStates of North America." Philadelphia: Mitchell, 1846. 25 x 34¼ inches, with full period color. 16mo. Original blindstamped and gilt blue morocco, with original clasp. Morocco a bit rubbed and edgeworn. Map with two close tears in left edge, where bound in, with no loss; small closed tear along Iowa-Missouri border, with no loss. The text is very clean. In very good. condition, the map with brilliant contemporary color. Second edition, after the first of 1843, of this rare pocket map of North America, showing the United States west to Texas, Indian Territory, and the Dakota Territory (i.e. 19 degrees longitude west of Washington, D.C.). The map is revised and updated from the 1843 version, most notably by the addition of the newly created Territory of Iowa. The inset map of Texas is new to this 1846 edition, and dates from the first year of statehood, still showing Texas with its Republic boundaries. The Oregon inset is also new, and shows the Oregon border going north into Canada, i.e. before the 1846 treaty boundaries. There are also two population tables, and the text lists the major railroad, steamboat, and stage routes all the way west to Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri. The four insets are: "Map of the North-Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842," "Map of the Southern part of Florida," "Map of Oregon Territory" and "Map of the State of Texas." These four insets take the place of the thirty-two small inset maps of cities and town from the 1843 version of the map. Rumsey lists only the wall map version of this 1846 map. OCLC locates eight copies of this important pocket map. Ristow, p.310. OCLC 228693421, 8551053. Rumsey 3796.

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        Route Across the Rocky Mountains, with a description of Oregon and California: their geographical features, their resources, soil, climate, productions

      Lafayette, In: John B. Semans, printer, 1846. Octavo. 152pp. (Scattered spotting). Original half cloth and plain paper boards (covers rubbed, spine label damaged), cloth chemise, half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt A very rare key overland guide, in very good original condition. 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." A key guide and important work of Western Americana. Cowan I, p.315; Graff 2221; Howes J142, "d."; Sabin 36260; Streeter Sale 3145; Wagner-Camp 122.

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        Jugendspiele zur Erholung und Entspannung, [Band I], Knabenspiele,

      Tilist, Verlag von W. Sommerfeld, [1846]. - mit 10 lithographischen, handkolorierten Tafeln, 95 Seiten, SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR, Daube, Katalog Benjamin 84. Stuck-Villa 173. Seebass NF 979. Nicht bei Klotz, Schug und Wegehaupt. - "Sehr selten. Ein 2.Band war den Madchenspielen gewidmet (1848). Dem Inhalt liegt das Werk von Guthsmuths zugrunde. Der Titel enthält aber zahlreiche neue, darunter einige franzosische Spiele. Insgesamt werden 22 Spiele beschrieben, darunter mehrere Ballspiele, eine Anleitung zum Herstellen von Drachen und das Drachensteigen, die Schmetterlingsjagd, Eislauf usw." (Seebass), lediglich das untere Kapital (aber nur der rückwärtigen Buchdecke) leicht gestaucht Sprache: Deutsch

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        Mesmerism "in articulo mortis"

      Short & Co., London 1846 - Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-49). Mesmerism "in articulo mortis." An astounding & horrifying narrative, shewing the extraordinary power of mesmerism in arresting the progress of death. 16pp. London: Short & Co., 1846. 213 x 138 mm. Without wrappers as issued; preserved in a cloth folding case. Light toning but a fine copy. Bookplate of American book collector Edward Hubert Litchfield (1879-1949). First Separate Edition of Poe’s gruesome short story on the occult "powers" of mesmerism, originally published under the title "The facts in the case of M. Valdemar" in The American Whig Review of December 1845. "Poe plays with the idea that a dying person may be so imbued with magnetic fluid by a mesmerist that he can remain, although dead, in a kind of suspended death for months, until released by the mesmerist—at which point his body immediately turns into a pile of stinking, putrid slime. Taking it to be factual, people seriously debated whether such a horrifying use of mesmerism was possible, and condemned it on the assumption that it was" (Waterfield, Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis, p. 146). "Mesmerism ‘in articulo mortis’" was the last of three mesmeric tales Poe wrote in 1844 and 1845; although these works "were essentially literary, it is also significant that these works were written in the style of scientific texts . . . Although Poe’s intentions remain somewhat ambiguous, leading some critics to suggest that he may have actually attempted to perpetrate a literary hoax, it is important to acknowledge that these works were published and received as legitimate contributions to the field of science, and thus they offer insight into the assumptions and expectations of the scientific community" (Enns, p. 65). Enns, "Mesmerism and the electric age: From Poe to Edison," in Willis & Wynne, eds., Victorian Literary Mesmerism, pp. 61-82. Heartman & Canny, A Bibliography of the First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, p. 111. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE FAIRY RING

      John Murray 1846 - 1st 1846. Fair condition with no wrapper. "A New Collection of Popular Tales" translated from the German by Taylor. 3/4 leather binding with gilt title and decoration to spine. Blue cloth to covers. B/w plates. Spine is rubbed and slightly darkened. Corners are slightly worn. There are a few light marks to the front cover. Both joints are cracked but not broken. Most of the tissue-guards to the plates have been removed. I think there may be an illustration to the prelims missing. Plate to page 200 has been repaired (was in two pieces has been laid down on a white piece of paper) and the last plate has lower corner torn off (actual illustration not affected). There is foxing and fingermarks to the contents. A decent copy overall of this very rare Brothers Grimm item. [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        PICTURES FROM ITALY

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Blind-stamped, horizontal ribbed cloth. Gilt spine title. Title-page vignette on wood by Samuel Palmer. A clean, crisp copy throughout. Issue points include advert for "Oliver Twist" before the title-page, Gothic lettering of "The Reader's Passport", and 20th edition of "The Cricket on the Hearth" in ads at end. Small brown stain top of rear endpaper. See Smith II:7. 270pp. + 2-page adverts at front and at end.. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Minor Edge Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        [MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT RECORDING THE HIDES AND TALLOW RECEIVED BY CALIFORNIA PIONEER AND PROMINENT MERCHANT, WILLIAM HEATH DAVIS, AND RECORDING THE BRANDS ON THE HIDES]

      Yerba Buena [i.e. San Francisco], 1846. Old folds. Near fine. In a half morocco clamshell case. A very early example of California cattle brands, the earliest trans-Mississippi brand record that we have ever encountered. The document is headlined: "Inspected the following hides & tallow for Mr. William Heath Davis with the vent marks." William Heath Davis (1822-1909) was born in Hawaii and settled in California, working first for his merchant uncle and then developing businesses for himself. He became a wealthy merchant, ship owner, and rancher, and was also an early settler of San Diego. The present document records the inspection of fifty-one hides and five bags of tallow belonging to Davis. In his memoirs Davis describes the process by which merchants received animal hides and tallow (the tallow being used for candles and soap) from ranchers in exchange for payment for goods. He also describes how merchants would race to collect their debt first, before the other creditors came to the ranchers seeking payment. It is likely that the present document was produced at an instance when Davis received a large payment of hides and tallow, which needed to be inspected for quality, quantity, and provenance. Significantly, the document reproduces the seven vent marks used on the hides. A vent mark was used by cattlemen to visibly quit their claim to branded cattle, usually by altering the existing brand, which by its nature could not be erased. Also inspected were five bags of tallow, and the four marks used on those bags are also recorded. The document is dated September 21, 1846, and is signed by E. Ward Pell, "Inspector General." An early example of California cattle brands, and an interesting document illustrating the business operations of the important merchant, William Heath Davis.

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        A history of Greece (12 volume set)

      John Murray 1846 - 12 volume set. First edition of Grote's seminal work. Polished tree calf with gilt rolled border by William Mansell bindery (James Hayday). Gilt spine. Marbled page ends and endpapers. Good bindings and covers. Shelfwear. Chip loss to head and tail of Vol. I. All volumes have their hinges and joints repaired. Some small scratches on the rear cover of vol. 6. The 3 maps are present in the rear of Vols. I and II, two have hand colored outlines. Clean, unmarked pages. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        THE FAIRY RING

      Published by John Murray, 1846. 1st edition.. Hardback. Fair/Poor. Illustrated by Doyle, Richard. Fair condition with no wrapper. "A New Collection of Popular Tales" translated from the German by Taylor. 3/4 leather binding with gilt title and decoration to spine. Blue cloth to covers. B/w plates. Spine is rubbed and slightly darkened. Corners are slightly worn. There are a few light marks to the front cover. Both joints are cracked but not broken. Most of the tissue-guards to the plates have been removed. I think there may be an illustration to the prelims missing. Plate to page 200 has been repaired (was in two pieces has been laid down on a white piece of paper) and the last plate has lower corner torn off (actual illustration not affected). There is foxing and fingermarks to the contents. A decent copy overall of this very rare Brothers Grimm item. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF BRAZIL, PRINCIPALLY THROUGH THE NORTHERN PROVINCES AND THE GOLD AND DIAMOND DISTRICTS. During the Years 1836 -1841.

      REEVE, BROTHERS 1846 - 8vo (220 x 145mm.) 562pp.(neat blind stamp to title), lithographed map, one lithographed frontispiece plate, contemporary calf [lightly rubbed]. Book-plate. "Gardner arrived in Brazil in 1836 and remained there until 1841. He spent two years in Rio and the neighbourhood, afterwards travelling to Pernambuco via Bahia, then beginning his long journey through the 'sertoes' of Ceará, Piauhi, Goyaz and Minas Geraes and returning to Rio. The great importance of his travels lies in the descriptions he gives of a region until then entirely unknown to European travellers. His book compares with the best of published works on the subject" (Borba de Moraes). Sabin 26645. Good Copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD & SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        Illustrated excursions in Italy. First and Second Series.

      First edition. Thomas M Lean. 1846. Two volumes. First and Second Series. Large Quarto. xii, 144, Appendix (4)pp musical notation, map, hand coloured in outline, 30 plates; (5), 45, (2)pp publisher's adverts., map, hand coloured in outline, 25 plates. Original publisher price label to fep, priced £4 - 4s. Original gilt and blind decorated green cloth, relaid to spine, showing wear. Variable foxing and spotting throughout. Illustrated Excursions in Italy is the largest, most magnificent of Lear's accounts. The first volume was published in April 1846, the second appeared the following August. Queen Victoria, one of the subscribers, was so impressed with the work that she invited Lear to give her a series of twelve drawing lessons; two examples of her work done under his tutelage are in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. ODNB Abbey Travel 172. Provenance: from the Utterson Library. Neat signature of Edward V Utterson to fep dated 1846. Edward Vernon Utterson (1775/1776 - 1856) was a British lawyer, literary antiquary, collector, editor and founder of the Beldornie Press. Described by Bernard Quaritch as "a book-collector of real importance and high rank. He had taste, knowledge and experience". Elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1807, he was one of the eighteen members who founded the Roxburghe Club at dinner at the St. Albans Tavern, St Albans Street, London, on 17 June 1812.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON GUNTER TO E.A. WEBSTER, REGARDING ALABAMA LANDS, POSTMARKED AT FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS IN 1846. WITH A POSTSCRIPT MENTIONING JOHN ROSS' NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT LED TO THE CHEROKEE TREATY OF 1846]

      Gunter's Prairie, Cherokee Nation, 1846. On a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines; remnants of wax seal and corresponding paper tear in a blank edge. Very good. A very interesting letter from George Washington Gunter, a member of the Cherokee Nation, regarding the sale of lands owned by his family in Alabama, and noteworthy for having been postmarked at Fort Smith, Arkansas in August, 1846 - a very early Arkansas postmark. George Washington Gunter was descended from John Gunter, a Scotsman who emigrated to America, married an Indian woman, and was admitted to the Cherokee Nation. George Washington Gunter writes E.A. Webster in Huntsville, Alabama, from his current home in "Gunter's Prairie, Cherokee Nation." He authorizes Webster to act as his agent in the sale of lands belonging to John Gunter, presumably in Alabama. It seems almost certain that these lands were abandoned by the Gunter family in 1838 when they were forced onto the "Trail of Tears" and relocated. Gunter instructs Webster to sell the land for not less than $500 and to look into whether Gunter has legal right to any other lands in the area. The Gunter family were close associates of Cherokee leader John Ross, and the postscript of this letter refers to Ross' negotiations with the federal government that culminated in the Cherokee Treaty of 1846: "I have not any to write about our country. We are getting along pretty well and I hope from all that I can learn that Mr. Ross will be able to make a settlement with the government.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Die Heilige Schrift des alten und neuen Testamentes [in zehn Bänden] : Aus der Vulgata mit Bezug auf den Grundtext neu übersetzt und mit kurzen Anmerkungen erläutert Mit zur Seite stehendem lateinischen Urtext der Vulgata. // Biblia Sacra Vulgatae editionis Sixti V. Pontificus Maximi jussu recognita et Clementis VIII. auctoritate edita, nunc novissime ad exemplar Vaticanum expressa.

      Landshut, v. Vogel'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung / Wien, bei Braumüller und Seidel, sowie bei Gerold und in der Buchhandlung der Mechitaristen / Luzern, bei Gebrüder Räber / Druck der v. Vogel'schen Offizin, 1845-1846. - 6. Aufl., 10 Bände in 8 (so komplett)., gr8° (23x15), XLVIII,602; 547; 389; 567; 630; 447,265; 506; 371; 343 S., einheitliche Hldrbde d.Zt. mit goldRTitel, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, teils berieben/beschabt, alter Name auf Vorsatz, Papier teils gebräunt/braunfleckig, seltene kleine Markierungen, hintere Vorsatzblätter teils mit Marginalien von alter Hand, ordentliche feste Exemplare, Parallelausgabe lateinisch-deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of Jesus, critically examined. Translated from the fourth German edition. 3 vols. Tall 8vo.

      Chapman, Bros. 1846 - Half titles. Contemp. full brown calf, spines gilt in compartments, maroon & black leather labels; sl. rubbing to spine vol. III, the odd small mark, inner hinges strengthened with brown tape. With blind stamps and labels of Birkbeck College Library. A good-plus copy. Baker and Ross, A1.1. ?Das Leben Jesu, kritisch bearbeitet?, 1835-36. An English edition appeared in 1842-44, (London & Birmingham: Taylor & Henry Hetherington). George Eliot?s translation, of which this is the first edition, & her first published work, superseded the earlier translation. It was started in 1843 by Elizabeth Rebecca Brabant, who, finding the task beyond her, transferred the commission to Eliot. The translation took the best part of two years, earning the translator a princely £20. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        ENCADERNAÇÃO ARMORIADA DA CASA REAL - RAINHA D. MARIA I - MEMORIE STORICHE INTORNO AL CARDINALI DI S. R. C. GUGLIELMO E GIOVANI DI MONTHOLON

      - Tipografia Monaldi. Roma. 1846. In 4º (22x13,5 cm) com 43, [39] pags. Encadernação armoriada (Rainha D. Maria II de Portugal, 1819-1853), executada em veludo vermelho com magnificos ferros a ouro e monograma com a coroa real em super-libris, pelo encadernador italiano: «L. Olivieri Leg.» Binding: artistical finishing for Queen Maria II of Portugal, bound by Italian bookbinder L. Olivieri. Location/localizacao: Sala 5

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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