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        Panorama der Oesterreichischen Monarchie, ihrer schönsten und merkwürdigsten Gegenden, ... so wie der interessantesten Donau=Ansichten. Neue Ausgabe. 3 Bde.

      Pesth, Hartleben, 1846.. In-8; Vortitel, Titel, farblithogr. Widmungsblatt, VIII, 345 pp, 1 Bl. Inh.; 255 pp (inkl. Titel), 1 Bl. Inh.; 279 pp (inkl. Vortitel, Titel), 1 Bl. Inh.; zus. 120 Stahlstiche (inkl. gest. Titel mit Vignette); blindgepr. schwarzes Ln. d. Zt. mit dekorativer Romantiker-Rückenvergoldung; Einbände bestoßen, Bezug vereinzelt mit Fehlstellen, Vorsätze erneuert; Buchblöcke gebrochen, Bindungen gelockert, einige Seiten im Bundsteg beschädigt; wenige Seiten mit Anstreichungen bzw. Marginalien, unterschiedlich stark gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Ohne den Vortitel zu Bd. 2.. Nebehay-Wagner 814; Slg. Eckl 3, 471. - Titelauflage des klassischen österreichischen Ansichtenwerks (Erstausgabe 1839-1840) mit noch heute lesenswerten Ortsbeschreibungen. Die Stiche (nach Zeichnungen von Thomas Ender, Jakob und Rudolf Alt u. a.) zeigen neben Landschaftsbildern vor allem Detail- und Gesamtansichten von Orten der Monarchie, darunter auch selten dargestellte.

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        Etchings of a Whaling Cruise

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1846. With Notes of a Sojourn on the Island of Zanzibar. To Which is Appended a Brief History of the Whale Fishery, Its Past and Present Condition. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings on Steel and Wood. Octavo. Modern brown morocco, red morocco labels, double fillet panel in blind to the boards. Engraved frontispiece and 12 plates, numerous engravings in the text. Browning and some foxing throughout, particularly strong front and back, remains very good. First edition, first printing. This, the author's first book, was "written in large part to show what life was like on a whale ship, in order to better the lot of seamen. The narrative provides one of the few accounts we have of life in the whaling fleet of the 1840s, written by an intelligent and sensitive observer. Browne was influenced by Richard Henry Dana and, in turn, was imitated by Herman Melville" (Hill 197). A passage from this book, which includes the famous line "Thar she blows", appears in the extracts that make up the prefatory matter to Moby Dick.

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        The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or the Parish Boy's Progress

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1846 - xii, 311pp, [1]. Original cloth, decorative gilt spine, wreath design in gilt to upper cover, in blind to lower, within blind stamped border, primrose endpapers. Spine faded, covers slightly faded, slightly rubbed and bumped and spine slightly cocked. Internally the text is fairly bright and clean, plates with usual browning to edges and occasionally to image, two with marginal tears. Uncommon one volume edition of Oliver Twist, with twenty-four Cruikshank plates, originally published in parts. See Smith, page 37 Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Influence du Regime representatif sur la felicite publique.

      Paris, Librairie de Ladrange, 1846.. Octavo. 390 pages. Original Softcover (Broche) in Mylar. Very good condition. Tres Rare..

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        The Works of Beaumont & Fletcher; The Text formed from a New Collation of the Early Edition. With Notes and Biographical Memoir by The Rev. Alexander Dyce

      London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1846. First Dyce edition. Frontispece in Vol 1. 11 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco, some hinges rubbed, volume one front board detached. Bookplate of Philip Gillett Cole. First Dyce edition. Frontispece in Vol 1. 11 vols. 8vo.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Schwabing. - Tracht. "Baiersche Mädchen". Zwei junge Mädchen in Münchner Tracht bei einer Brotzeit mit Bier und Radi im Englischen Garten, im Hintergrund Gasthaus beim Chinesischen Turm und zahlreiche Besucher.

      - Lithographie von G. Müller nach Wahnschaffe, 1846, 39 x 32,5 cm. Das bekannte Blatt aus dem Englischen Garten!

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        Over-Population and its Remedy; or, An Enquiry into the extent and Causes of the Distress Prevailing Among the Labouring Classes of the british Islands, and into the Means of Remedying it

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1846., 1846. First Edition. Large 8vo.; pp. 446 + 32 of publisher's catalogue dated October 1845. Publisher's embossed brown cloth with gilt titles to spine; yellow end papers. Cloth water stained in specks. Neat owner's name. A remarkably sound and internally clean first printing of this rare and important book. William T. Thornton, English economist, was born at Burnham, Buckinghamshire, on the 14th of February 1813. In 1836 he obtained a clerkship in the London house of the East India Company. In 1858 he became secretary for public works in the India office, a post which he held till his death. He was created a C.B. in 1873. His works include Over-population and its Remedy (1846), in which he put forward a plan for colonizing Irish wastes by Irish peasants; A Plea for Peasant Proprietors (1848), in which his views were developed in greater detail; On Labour (1869); and Old-fashioned Ethics and Commonsense Metaphysics, a volume of essays, published in 1873. The writings of William Thornton are central to the history of the laws of supply and demand and seminal in understanding the rise of neoclassical economics. Until recently, William Thornton has been cast by historians as a minor player in John Stuart Mill's recantation of the wages fund doctrine... Indeed, Thornton was a close personal friend of and associate of Mill's for many years, However, it would be wrong to suggest that Thornton can only be seen as a lesser Mill, backing up the latter's philosophies and with no coherent influence of his own. From 1847 until his death in 1880, Thornton was an active member of the Political Economy Club. This was a monthly conclave of individual scholars and business people founded by David Ricardo and sustained by his followers to address the major issues affecting the new science of political economy. Modern economists looking for precursors in historical texts will find interesting material. One recent example is T Negishi's invocation of Thornton as a pioneer of disequilibrium theory. Others include experimental economists studying the importance of different market institutions on price determination, scholars concerned with the problem of path dependence as well as some Austrian economists interested in Thornton's ideas about competition. In fact Thornton played a greater part in the history of economic thought. His first edition of On Labour was a blistering critique of the laws of supply and demand and served to mobilise the major players in the burgeoning neo-classical movement - Jevons, Edgeworth, Jenkin and Marshall - to reply with mathematical responses to the debate.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 14. III. 1846.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt mit gepr. Schmuckbordüre. Kl.-12mo.. Brief des vierzehnjährigen Kronprinzen an seinen Jugendfreund Glassow, geschrieben "Sonnabendfrüh": "Ich habe den Gedanken gefasst daß wir zuweilen Abends zusammenkommen um etwas hübsches zu lesen. Doch überlasse ich es dir gänzlich ob du kommst oder nicht; im Fall du aber kommst, so bring bitte irgend ein Buch mit das dir gefällt, damit wir einige Auswahl haben. Bornemann und Banier habe ich auch eingeladen. Kommst du, so komm bitte um 7 Uhr. Dein treuer Freund / Friedrich Wilhelm / sonst Fritze für gewöhnlich". - Als Friedrich Wilhelm 1888 durch den Tod seines Vaters als Friedrich III. deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen wurde, war er bereits schwer erkrankt. Er starb nach nur dreimonatiger Regentschaft im Jahr der Thronbesteigung ("99-Tage-Kaiser"); die Thronbesteigung seines Sohnes Wilhelm II. (1888-1918) machte das Jahr 1888 zum "Dreikaiserjahr".

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        Discoveries in Australia; with an account of the Coasts and Rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H M S Beagle, in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43 Also a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1846. Two volumes, octavo, with 26 engraved plates and eight folding charts, some occasional light spotting in the margins of plates but generally a good crisp set in a fine contemporary binding of half dark brown hard-grained morocco, top edges gilt. The last of the Beagle accounts. First edition: the final voyage of Australian discovery, the second and last major account of the Beagle's voyaging. This is an excellent set in a handsome contemporary binding of Stokes' book, published just a year after the second edition of his former shipmate Darwin's account of the Beagle voyage.John Lort Stokes (1812-1885) was the longest-serving officer on the Beagle, best known as the ship which took Darwin around the world. Stokes joined the vessel in 1824 as a young midshipman, and sailed on all three of the great circumnavigations, serving with P.P. King, Fitrzoy, and of course Darwin. In 1841, while in Sydney, Stokes was chosen to replace Wickham as commander of the ship, which meant that he personally oversaw most of the very difficult survey work the Beagle undertook in Australian waters, completing the survey of the north-west coast, and charting rivers and exploring inland where appropriate. Stokes was personally responsible for an enormous amount of patient navigation on remote and difficult stretches of Australia coast, experiences retold here and also honoured in the magnificent official charts published under his auspices.

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        PHILAE [Showing the Temple of Isis, 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 half folio sheet 17" x 13.5", the captioned image, is 13.75" x 10", now presented in cream mounting boards 21" x 17" 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. A very beautiful image of the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae looking down the Nile. Philae was accounted to be one of the burying-places of Osiris, and was held in high reverence both by the Egyptians to the north and the Nubians to the south. It was deemed profane for any but priests to dwell there and was accordingly sequestered and denominated "the Unapproachable." This is a view now un-viewable to modern eyes. Due to decades of constant flooding of Philae after the construction of the Aswan Low Dam every building was dismantled into about 40,000 units, and then transported to higher ground on the nearby island of Agilkia. The project was completed in time for the 1970 construction of the the Aswan High Dam. 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 we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, 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." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Australian Views North-East Coast

      No imprint but London, 1846. Oblong quarto, title, letterpress contents page, & 13 original lithographic plates of coastal views, some foxing; very good in the original stiff blue wrappers, neatly respined, quarter morocco box. Views taken of the Great Barrier Reef on board HMS Beagle. Extremely rare: only the second copy known to be in any private collection of this important work on the Great Barrier Reef based on the surveys undertaken on the final voyage of HMS Beagle.Forming an important supplement to the published account of the expedition by Lort Stokes, as the contents page makes clear, the work shows "Coast-Views between Sandy Cape and Endeavour Strait for the Navigation of the Inner Passage to Torres Strait." The thirteen engraved plates comprise some eighty-eight finely executed and numbered coastal views (the Strait, the ultimate ambition of every mariner, is marked with an asterisk on the final plate).Although unsigned, the project was no doubt overseen by John Lort Stokes (1812-1885), the longest-serving officer on the Beagle. Stokes joined the vessel in 1825 as a fourteen-year-old midshipman when it was first commissioned, and sailed on all three of her great voyages, ultimately becoming captain of the ship, an appointment made in 1841 while he was in Sydney. Although now justly famous as the ship which took Darwin around the world, the survey voyages of the Beagle also meant that the ship spent many years in Australian waters. During this time Stokes was personally responsible for an enormous amount of patient navigation on remote and difficult stretches of Australia coast, experiences retold in his wonderful Discoveries in Australia (1846).Ferguson recorded copies in the Mitchell and National Libraries only, with none added in the 1986 Addenda nor since. The only other copy known to us was sold in the second Davidson sale of 2006.

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        Echoes from the Backwoods; or Sketches of Transatlantic Life

      London: Henry Colburn, Publishers, 1846. First edition. Illustrated with lithographic frontispieces after the author & 4 other plates. xvi, 293 ; v, 258 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth. Spines toned slightly, else fine. The author served in Canada in the suppression of the French Canadian uprising of 1837-8. In this work, Levinge describes his military service, impressions of the wildlife and sporting of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, "A Race Through the United States" south to New Orleans, and a meeting with Cherokee Indians. Howes L303a ; Sabin 40757; Lande 536; TPL 2290

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        The City of Dublin. Being No. 1. of a Series of Views of the Principal Capitals in Europe. Printed Gratisto the Subscribers to the Illustrated London News. [Bird's-eye view byC. Smythe]

      London. Illustrated London News. 1846.. Image size: 36x103cm; overall 41x 108cm (16"x 42.5"), with titles in the border aboveand below, folds, one closed clean tear about 3" long at the top of onefolding (invisible), very good to fine, hand coloured, rare. () Includesthe leaf (2pages) announcing this view from "Supplement to theIllustrated London News" A Brief Historical Memoir of The City ofDublin. with an illustration and a Key to the Panorama of Dublin". Ofthese City Views by the Illustrated London News, this is the scarcest.An exhilarating balloon view of the whole city of Dublin looking north.The large size makes for a superbly detailed image with innumerablestreets, buildings and identifiable landmarks. .

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        Système des Contradictions Économiques ou Philosophie de la Misère

      Chez Guillaumin et Cie, Paris 1846 - 8vo, 2 volumes. [4], xliii, [1, blank], 435, [1, Table]; [4], 531, [1, Table] pages. Rebacked in modern half blue levant morocco over contemporary marbled boards, spines stamped in gilt in compartments, burgundy gilt morocco lettering labels, five raised bands. Some minor rubbing to binding, a bit of foxing in text with some marginal notations in pencil throughout. Proudhon, the first self-proclaimed Anarchist, coined the term "Property is Theft". Although a sometime correspondent with Karl Marx, the two had a falling out after Marx vehemently criticized the title offered here. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Berlin und Potsdam. Ihre Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft. Geschildert von Beta. Mit 24 Ansichten. Nach der Natur gezeichnet, gestochen und herausgegeben von J. Poppel und M. Kurz. EA.

      München, J. Poppel und M. Kurz, (1846).. Frontispiz, Titel, 23 Tafeln, S. 6-84, 1 Bl. Inhaltsverzeichnis (so vollständig). Mit 24 Stahlstichtafeln (inkls. Frontispiz) von Johann Poppel und M. Kurz nach Johann Popel - Kl.4° (23,5 x 16, 5 cm), OLeinen mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel und etwas Blindprägung.. Einband etwas berieben, bestoßen und verblasst; Kapitale mit kleinen Bezugsläsuren; stark stockfleckig (insbesondere die Tafeln); durchgehend im Rand wasserfleckig (zu Beginn 4 Wasserflecken, dann 3, dann 2 und am Schluß wieder 3 Wasserflecken) - diese Wasserflecken zumeist im weissen Rand (nur beim Frontispiz etwas in den Bordürenrand und minimal in den Bildrand heineingehend sowie beim Titel und wenigen Textblättern die Randleisten tangierend); erste Bll. mit winziger Knickspur in der unteren Ecke; die transparenten Schmutzblätter fehlen zum Teil; Name verso Frontispiz. Die Tafeln jeweils in der Platte bezeichnet und mit schmaler floraler Bordüre (Rankwerk).

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

      Adelaide, 'printed and published for Government, by George Dehane', 1846 - Octavo, [ii], 15 pages. Original blue wrappers (with the title page details repeated on the front cover) slightly cracked at the foot of the spine; a very fine copy of an ephemeral item printed in the colony when it had been established scarcely a decade. 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. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Du delire des sensations. Ouvrage couronne par l'Academie Royale de Medecine.

      Paris, Labe Libraire de la faculte de medecine, 1846. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung; 8°; xxii (ii) 343 (1) Seiten.; 1. Block und Bindung fest und wohl gerundet; Papier teils etwa stockfleckig.

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        Du délire des sensations. Ouvrage couronné par l'Académie Royale de Médecine.

      Paris Labé Libraire de la faculté de médecine 1846 - Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung; 8°; xxii (ii) 343 (1) Seiten. Block und Bindung fest und wohl gerundet; Papier teils etwa stockfleckig. 490 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The City of Dublin. Being No. 1. of a Series of Views of the Principal Capitals in Europe. Printed Gratisto the Subscribers to the Illustrated London News. [Bird's-eye view byC. Smythe].

      London. Illustrated London News. 1846. - Image size: 36x103cm; overall 41x 108cm (16"x 42.5"), with titles in the border aboveand below, folds, one closed clean tear about 3" long at the top of onefolding (invisible), very good to fine, hand coloured, rare. () Includesthe leaf (2pages) announcing this view from "Supplement to theIllustrated London News" A Brief Historical Memoir of The City ofDublin. with an illustration and a Key to the Panorama of Dublin". Ofthese City Views by the Illustrated London News, this is the scarcest.An exhilarating balloon view of the whole city of Dublin looking north.The large size makes for a superbly detailed image with innumerablestreets, buildings and identifiable landmarks.

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        GUIA DEL HOMEOPATA, DRS, A. J. F. RUOFF, G. L. STRAUSS 1846

      Imp. y Libreria Ignació Boix, Ed. 1846 - Madrid. Pasta española. Muy rara obra dada su antiguedad e historia en Homeopatia. 20X13. 1846. 296p. Ref 16 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Now Exhibiting at the Hall. The Skeleton of this Gigantic Animal was Discovered in the Month of August last on the Farm of Mr. Nathaniel Brewster, in the Town of Newburgh, Orange Co. N.Y

      [United States], 1846. No Binding. Near Fine. [64.5cm x 44.3cm; 25.5" x 17.5"]. Large broadside. Minor offset toning. A well-preserved example. Rare, boldly printed broadside announcing the early exhibition of one of the most famous discoveries in the history of American paleontology, that of the 'Warren Mastodon,' excavated in 1845 from a peat bog near Newburgh, New York, and since 1906 on display at the Museum of Natural History. The animal, which perished some 11,000 years ago, was an immediate sensation owing to its bones' near complete state of preservation and its status as the largest extinct species yet discovered in America (the first American dinosaur, a Hadrosaurus, was identified in Haddonfield, New Jersey, in 1858). Found on the farm of Nathaniel Brewster, the mastodon skeleton toured New England until it came to the attention of the surgeon Dr. John Collins Warren, who quickly purchased the beast, wrote a monograph about it (The Mastodon Giganteus of North America, Boston, John Wilson, 1852) and housed it in a small Boston Museum where it remained until it entered the Museum of Natural History. Today "the discovery of the mastodon skeleton, and Warren's serious treatment of it, mark the beginning of vertebrate paleontology in this country" (Expedition [AMNH gallery guide], p. 46). The broadside's exaggerated language and eye-catching typography are typical of printed advertising for mid-nineteenth-century spectacles. That it describes the exhibition generically as taking place "at the Hall" and that no firm admission price was printed suggest that the poster was designed for a traveling show of the sort where Dr. Warren first encountered the specimen. OCLC locates copies at the Library of Congress, Indiana University, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Antiquarian Society.

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        Mexico & Guatemala:

      Philadelphia.: S. Augustus Mitchell.. Copyright 1846.. Handcolored map, lithograph, 12 x 15 inches including decorative border on sheet 13 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches. Toning and light soiling to margins, archivally repaired tear entering the decorative border at centre of upper edge, pinholes in three corners, occasional light soiling in image. Good condition. A fascinating map of the "American West" before it was: the map, published at the start of the Mexican-American War, shows Mexico extending south of the Oregon Territory and east to the Rocky Mountains and Rio Grande, including the huge Mexican state "Upper or New California." It is from the 1846 edition of Mitchell's New Universal Atlas (with a plate number of 36 outside the neat line). The copyright line at lower centre reads: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1846 by H.N. Burroughs, in the Clerk's Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." There is an inset map "Valley of Mexico" at lower left and of Guatemala at upper right. A fascinating snapshot of the Western United States just prior to the California Gold Rush and the annexation of California. .

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        The Battle of Life. A Love Story

      Bradbury and Evans, London, 1846,, 1846. Small 8vo., pp. 175, + 2 of adverts. Publisher's original gilt decorated red cloth boards, gilt titles to spine, all edges gilt. Light edgewear, bumping to head and tail of the spine, slight discolouration of the cloth in some parts. very little chipping to tail of spine. First gathering a tiny bit loose. Illustrated by MacLise, Doyle, Stanfield, and Leech. Part of Dickens' "Christmas Books." Very good indeed. FIRST EDITION, Second issue, scarce. Eckel, pp. 121-123. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Poems

      Smith, Elder & Co 1846 (second issue) - contemporary half-leather over marbled boards, raised bands, decorated in gilt, hinges and corners a trifle rubbed, marbled edges, lacking publisher’s catalogue as is common, occasional pencil annotations, a nice copy; Furse armorial bookplate front pastedown; from the libraries of Diana Lenygon and John Johnson with their respective bookplate front free endpaper and book label front pastedown; 165 pages; Walter Smith I [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Battle of Life. A Love Story

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1846 - The fourth of Dickens's five Christmas books. Fourth State, with Cupid carrying a scroll on the engraved title page vignette. Octavo (17cm); publisher's red vertical-ribbed cloth, covers with decorative blind border surrounding a central gilt vignette, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine; all edges gilt; engraved frontispiece and title page, [6], 176pp, plus ad leaf; illus. by G. and E. Dalziel, Thomas Williams and W.T. Green after Richard Doyle, Clarkson Stanfield, John Leech and Daniel Maclise. Slight forward lean, with thin crack to front hinge; wear to spine ends and lower board edges, resulting in occasional board exposure; clean throughout - Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Explanation of the observed Irregularities in the Motion of Uranus, on the Hypothesis of Disturbances caused by a more distant Planet; with a determination of the Mass, orbit and position of the disturbing body. (From the Appendix to the Nautical Almanac for the Year 1851.).

      London, W. Clowes and Sons, 1846. 8vo. (22,3X14,3 cm.) Contemp. clothbacked boards, marbled covers. 2 stamps on margin of title-page and one to verso of title-page. 31, (1) pp. Some heavy browning to titlepage and verso of last leaf, but apart from that a nice and fine copy.. Extremely scarce first edition, separate issue, of the work that announced the discovery of Neptune and finally confirmed Newton's theory of gravitation."In retrospect Adams' many mathematical and astronomical achievements pale in comparison to his analysis of the orbit Uranus and his prediction of the existence and position of Neptune at the age of twenty-four. Much of his later work has been superseded, but as the co-discoverer of Neptune he occupies a special, undiminished place in the history of science." (D.S.B.). The somewhat misleading information on the title-page in relation to the publishing year (1846 a. 1851) is shared with the (only) 3 other copies that have been for sale during the last 50 years, The Honeyman-copy, 1978 (which is now in the Barchas Collection), The Dunham copy, 1993, and the Norman copy, 1998. John Couch Adams (1819-92) was a British astronomer. He was born in the small Cornish town of Launceston, where his father was a tenant farmer. He developed an early interest in astronomy, constructing his own sundial and observing solar altitudes, and pursuing his astronomical studies in the local Mechanics Institute. He graduated brilliantly from Cambridge University in 1843, and became Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry there in 1858; in 1860 he was appointed director of the Cambridge Observatory. - Adams developed new methods of dealing with lunar theory, and he made the first serious attempt to deduce from the irregularities in the motion of Uranus, which he observed, the position of Neptune.His fame rests largely upon the dramatic events surrounding the discovery of the planet Neptune in 1846. Astronomers had detected a discrepancy between the observed and predicted positions of Uranus and thus it appeared that either Newton's theory of gravitation was not as universal as had been supposed, or there was an as yet undetected body exerting a significant gravitational influence over the orbit of Uranus. There is evidence that Adams had decided to work on this problem as early as 1841. He had a general solution to the problem by 1843 and a complete solution by September, 1845. It was then that he paid a visit to George Airy, the Astronomer Royal, with the exact position of the new planet.Airy paid little attention to it and was moved to action only when, in June 1846, the French astronomer, Urbain Leverrier, also announced the position of a new planet. It was within one degree of the position predicted by Adams the previous year. Airy asked James Challis, director of the Cambridge Observatory, to start looking for the new planet with his large 25-inch (63.5-cm) refractor. Unfortunately Challis decided to cover a much wider area of the sky than was necessary and also lacked up-to-date and complete charts of the area. His start was soon lost and Johann Galle in Berlin had no difficulty in discovering the planet on his first night of observation. All the fame, prizes, and honors initially went to Leverrier.Parkinson 323; D.S.B. I: 53-54; Houzeau & Lancaster II, 1463; Barchas Collection No. 13 Dibner, Heralds of Science No. 16 Sparrow, Milestones of Science. No 1. (the copy listed here is not the offprint/separate issue, but the periodical issue). - See Chapley & Howard, A Source Book in Astronomy, for a full history of the discovery of Neptune

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        Ireland: Its Scenery, Character, &c

      London. Hall, Virtue, and Co. nd. [1846],. Hardcover. sm4to. 24.5cm, new edition, in three volumes, xii,436,[2]; viii,468 & viii,512, ads., engravedtitle-pages and 556 wood and steel engraved plates and illustrations,(including 49 steel engraved plates and 17 engraved maps), in theoriginal pebble grain green cloth, extra pictorial gilt and blinddecorations, some occasional light foxing but a fine set, scarce in thiscondition. (ids) The authors, who were Irish, travelled extensively inIreland. The book could stand alone as a great pictorial record of itsera but it is, as well, well known for its topographical description andsocial history. "A composite account of Ireland for which the informationwas gathered on five tours undertaken between 1825 and 1841." - (McVeagh, p71). The wood-engraved text illustrations are chiefly byFairholt, Harvey, Nicholl and Sargent. Illustrators include W.H.Bartlett, T. Creswick, J.H. Burgess, T.C. Croker,. .

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        The Count of Monte-Cristo

      London: London: Chapman and Hall, 1846. First English edition of the author's masterpiece, published just one year after the original French edition. Octavo, 2 volumes. Three quarters contemporary brown calf over marbled boards. Gilt titles to the spine. Twenty wood-engraved plates after Henry Valentin. In very good condition with rubbing to the extremities. First editions in the English language are rare. The Count of Monte Cristo, in particular, is "perhaps the outstanding work of fiction to reveal the futility of human vengeance, even when it attains its utmost completeness. Maurice Baring calls it the most popular book in the world" (Frank Wild Reed). "One of the best thrillers ever written" (Reid, 134).

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        GENERAL VIEW OF THE RUINS OF LUXOR FROM THE NILE [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 23.25" x 16.25", the captioned image, is 19.75" x 13.75", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-painted 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. 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 we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, 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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        Ave Maria (Heil'ge Jungfrau) Solo für Sopran mit Chor und Begleitung der Orgel oder Physharmonica Op 4

      Wien, A. Diabelli & Comp. (Pl. N. 8242) [1846].. 4°. 7 gest. Notens. Grüner Papierumschlag d. Zt. Faltspuren. Etw. randrissig und fingerfleckig. ?-BL IX, 339; Marx/Haas, Komponistinnen 162 f. - Sehr selten. Kaiserin Maria Anna Pia gewidmet. Das Stück der 11-jährigen Komponistin wurde 1846 uraufgeführt und führte zu einer Auszeichnung der jungen Komponistin: 'Abgesehen von der Annahme der Widmung ließ ihr die Kaiserin ein Geschenk zukommen: ein 'goldenes, reich mit Edelsteinen besetzte[s] Kollier und Ohrgehänge, als Zeichen allerhöchster Gnade und Aufmunterung.?'' (AWMZ 27.4. bzw. 2.5. 1848 bzw. Marx/Haas S. 163). Die Kompositionen der Pianistin und Schauspielerin (1835-1890) wurden von Joh. Strauss Sohn besonders geschätzt und regelmäßig aufgeführt. 1861 ehelichte sie Leopold von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha.

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        Notes of an Exile to Van Dieman's Land: comprising incidents of the Canadian Rebellion in 1838, trial of the author in Canada, and subsequent appearance before Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench, in London, imprisonment in England, and Transportation to Van Dieman's Land

      Fredonia: New York, 1846. Octavo; light spotting throughout, but a very good copy in twentieth-century quarter green morocco, raised bands, spine unevenly sunned. First edition and scarce: 'A most vivid and interesting account of the convict system in Tasmania from within by a political prisoner, who publishes testimonials to his upright character and reliability from Tasmanian public men' (Ferguson).Miller was transported to Van Diemen's Land after the 1837 "Patriotic Movement" of Canadian rebels, which was quickly and easily defeated. Miller, like many of the rebels, was actually a citizen of the United States, a fact that did him few favours in Australia. Of the central figures in the uprising 29 were executed, 8 deported to Bermuda and no less than 149 to Australia. Initially removed to the Hulks on the Thames, Miller was among the second group transported to Van Diemens Land, arriving in Hobart on the Canton in January 1840. Unlike the French-Canadians who ended up in the stockade near Concord in the west of Sydney, the rebels who were transported to Van Diemens Land were more harshly treated. Miller was finally pardoned and sailed from Hobart in September 1846.No fewer than nine individual accounts of the Canadian exiles were published, and Miller's is one of the scarcest.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Sendling. - Bauernschlacht. Die Schlacht bei Sendling 1705, mittig der Schmied von Kochel mit Morgenstern und Fahne.

      - Lavierte Tuschpinselzeichnung über Feder nach W. Lindenschmit, sign. und dat. "A. Bernatz 1846", 33 x 45 cm. Vgl. Slg. Maillinger Bd. II, Nr. 2319; Thieme-Becker Bd. III, S. 448; der Architekt und Ingenieur August Bernatz (1828-1905) besuchte laut beiliegender alter Notiz 1846 die "IV. Classe des Humanistischen Gymnasiums Landshut". - An der Kirchenwand von Sendling gemalt und allen hochherzigen Bayern gewidmet von Wilh. Lindenschmit. - Alt aufgezogen und in älterem Rahmen.

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        TYRE [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 23" x 17.5", the captioned image, is 19.25" 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 well-coloured and atmospheric plate of a broad view of Tyre showing both ancient ruins and more recent inhabited buildings. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as Tyre there are many views available of Egypt, 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." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TEMPLE OF ESNEH [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 17.25" x 24", the captioned image, is 13.25" x 21", 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. An image of the interior of the Grand Portico at the Temple of Esna. Highly colored as printed and very atmospheric. 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 we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, 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." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SIDON [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 14", 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. A handsome general view of the fishing and port city of Sidon. It is a beautifully colour plate featuring people, fish, dogs, boats, buildings, the Sidon sea-castle and bridge and the Mediterranean. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as Sidon there are many views available of Egypt, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre 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." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Livre de mariage d'apres les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque royale

      Paris: Gruel, 1846 Livre de mariage d'apres les manuscrits de la Bibliothèque royale. Paris: Gruel, '1846' [colophon 1849]. 8° (153 x 110mm). Chromolithographic title and 91 chromolithographic facsimile leaves incorporating one full-page frontispiece, one full-page part-title and 14 full-page illustrations by H. Moulin after Auguste Louis Charles Ledoux, printed in gold and colours throughout by Engelmann and Graf, mounted on guards. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 5 additional leaves with chromolithographic borders enclosing a calligraphic manuscript of the wedding-service of Ferdinando, 1st Duke of Genoa, (1822-1855) and Elizabeth, Princess of Saxony, (1830-1912), in 1850; the borders with additional painted decoration incorporating their arms and monogram initials, and 6 hand-painted and gilt engraved plates ofSaints Ferdinand, Elizabeth, John the Evangelist, Theresa, Amelia, andthe Blessed Virgin Mary, with letterpress titles printed in gold beneath, one by André Féart, another by L. Butavand after A. Fries. Original green velvet [?by Gruel], upper board with applied silver gilt and enamel arms of Savoia and Saxony, silver gilt cornerpieces, and bosses, velvet foreedge straps with silver gilt fittings, silver gilt spine-ends, gilt edges, yellow fabric endleaves, 6 joined silk markers with white silk and silver thread tassles (short splits on upper joint, short tear on one strap); silklined green roan box with gilt crest on cover. Provenance: Prince Ferdinando, Duke of Genoa and Princess Elizabeth of Saxony, inserted flyleaf with illuminated strapwork cartouche in a French renaissance style with the arms of Savoy and Saxony in gold and colours, binding. A FINELY-BOUND FACSIMILE LIVRE DE MARIAGE DECORATED AND EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED TO COMMEMORATETHE ROYAL WEDDING OF PRINCE FERDINAND OF SAVOY AND PRINCESS ELIZABETH OF SAXONY. The basis of the volume is a chromolithographic livre de mariage printed for the binder and publisher Gruel by the company of Engelmann and Graf. Godefroy Engelmann I (1788-1839) had developed a pioneering, fully-automated process for colour lithography in 1836 and founded the company Société Engelmann, Père et Fils with his son Godefroy II (1814-1897) in 1837, which became Engelmann et Graf in 1842, and quickly established itself as the leading company in France for the printing of facsimiles of illuminated manuscripts. The binder Pierre Paul Gruel died in c. 1848, and his business was continued by his widow -- who married Godefroy Engelmann II in 1851 -- and his son Léon (1841-1923). The Livres de mariage produced by Engelmann et Graf were available in a variety of forms, and this example, based on manuscripts in the Bibliothèque royale (including the Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany and Les très riches heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry), wasprepared in a particularly luxurious form for the marriage of Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Genoa and Princess Elizabeth of Saxony on 22 April 1850. Five leaves bearing the calligraphic text of Ferdinand and Elizabeth's wedding service, decorated by hand with their arms and monogram and illuminated with painted initials and infills, have been inserted before the chromolithographic text, and heavily painted and gilt engravings of five Saints, including Ferdinand and Elizabeth, have been added, as has a preliminary painted armorial before the printed title. The binding is unsigned, but was probably executed by Gruel, and is richly ornamented with metal furnishings and an enamelled plaque bearing the arms of Savoy and Saxony. Lot Notes: Prince Ferdinando, Duke of Genoa, (1822-1855) married at The Nymphenburg Palace, Dresden, Elisabeth of Saxony, (1830-1912) thedaughter of Johann I, King of Saxony in 1850. The younger son of Carlo Alberto, King of Sardinia, (1798-1849) and brother of Vittorio Emanuele II, King of Italy, (1820-1878) he was created Duke of Genoa in 1831 and was an Admiral in the Sardinian navy. His daughter, Margherita, (1851-1926) married her first cousin Umberto I, King of Italy

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        THE MOST DELECTABLE HISTORY OF REYNARD THE FOX. Edited by F.S. And Illustrated with Twenty-four Pictures by Albert Van Everdingen.

      vii, [1], [1], 2 - 152 pages. 24 hand-coloured plates. Bound for Hatchards in full red morocco gilt sometime in the mid-twentieth century. A fine copy. Rare. This edition unknown to McLean.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to George Burns Esq., in Lincolns Inn Fields, London

      22 April, Tooloom, Moreton Bay 1846 - Single sheet of wove paper, 225 x 365 mm., folded to letter size, written in a neat and legible hand, dated "Tarcoom Moreton Bay 22 April 1844 (sic.)"; old folds, in excellent condition with postal stamps for Brisbane and Sydney. "Some rejoicing at the safe return of Dr Leidkart?" A fascinating letter from the Moreton Bay colony in 1846, with early news of the safe arrival of Leichhardt in Sydney after his arduous trek to Port Essington, and a challenging account of life in the region: 'this is a rough and hard life and fitted only for a young man to undertake.'The letter is most interesting for Bean's comments on the safe return of Leichhardt, worth quoting at length as the opinion of a Moreton Bay local on the German explorer's unlikely return; Leichhardt, of course, had set out from the area in late 1844. Bean writes: 'The Colony has been lately under much excitement and some rejoicing at the safe return of Dr Leidkart (sic.) from Port Essington to Sydney. He is a German geologist and started from Moreton Bay nearly two years ago to make that Port overland. His party consisted of only seven persons and a few months after his departure Blacks came in the furthest out-station and reported that the whole party had been killed. A party was fitted out to ascertain the truth of this report but returned without any thing satisfactory and from the length of the Doctor's absence all hopes of his return were given up, when to the surprize of all the good people in Sydney the enterprising Doctor and all his party excepting one who was killed by the Blacks, landed in the Port. I always considered the enterprise as a very rash adventure but since it has succeeded so well I must say it is the most plucky undertaking I have heard of in the Colony. The accounts of the Country he travelled are far more favourable than was generally expected.'The author of this letter, Henry Haffey Bean, younger brother of Willoughy Bean, who had been a resident of Brisbane Waters in the 1820s and 1830s. Henry (1809-1890) is a shadowy figure, but seems to have lived in Australia for several years despite being born and ultimately dying in England. The present letter is written from Tooloom in Moreton Bay and addressed to a friend in London. Bean evidently had a difficult time in Australia, and writes that his 'circumstances are far from being so good as they were some four or five years ago.' He writes of having only a few stock, but is optimistic about his chances of returning home to England in the next few months with some money in his pocket. He discusses the need for Government-supported emigration to the region, and the cost of livestock (sheep 5/- per head, cattle 15/-). The property Tooloom was sold in 1846 by auction in Sydney, where it was listed as being 125 miles from the "Clarence settlement" and 85 miles from "Limestown, Moreton Bay".Bean has dated the letter "1844" but in error, as Leichhardt did not return to Sydney until 17 December 1845: the postal stamps, however, are clearly dated "1846", and this is doubtless the real date of composition.

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        The Angler's Hand-Book containing Concise Instructions for Every Department of the Art

      London: G. Routledge, 1846. "New Edition". Two hand-colored engraved plates of flies "including many never before figured." Pp. iv, [9]-67. 1 vols. 16mo. Original cream cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt, a.e.g. Fine. Bookplate of Dean Sage. A diminutive, popular treatise, first published in 1838; this is the 4th edition, according to Westwood & Satchell. The delightful hand-colored plates display a total of 24 flies.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to George Burns Esq., in Lincolns Inn Fields, London

      Tooloom, Moreton Bay: 22 April, 1846. Single sheet of wove paper, 225 x 365 mm., folded to letter size, written in a neat and legible hand, dated "Tarcoom Moreton Bay 22 April 1844 (sic.)"; old folds, in excellent condition with postal stamps for Brisbane and Sydney. "Some rejoicing at the safe return of Dr Leidkart..." A fascinating letter from the Moreton Bay colony in 1846, with early news of the safe arrival of Leichhardt in Sydney after his arduous trek to Port Essington, and a challenging account of life in the region: 'this is a rough and hard life and fitted only for a young man to undertake.'The letter is most interesting for Bean's comments on the safe return of Leichhardt, worth quoting at length as the opinion of a Moreton Bay local on the German explorer's unlikely return; Leichhardt, of course, had set out from the area in late 1844. Bean writes: 'The Colony has been lately under much excitement and some rejoicing at the safe return of Dr Leidkart (sic.) from Port Essington to Sydney. He is a German geologist and started from Moreton Bay nearly two years ago to make that Port overland. His party consisted of only seven persons and a few months after his departure Blacks came in the furthest out-station and reported that the whole party had been killed. A party was fitted out to ascertain the truth of this report but returned without any thing satisfactory and from the length of the Doctor's absence all hopes of his return were given up, when to the surprize of all the good people in Sydney the enterprising Doctor and all his party excepting one who was killed by the Blacks, landed in the Port. I always considered the enterprise as a very rash adventure but since it has succeeded so well I must say it is the most plucky undertaking I have heard of in the Colony. The accounts of the Country he travelled are far more favourable than was generally expected.'The author of this letter, Henry Haffey Bean, younger brother of Willoughy Bean, who had been a resident of Brisbane Waters in the 1820s and 1830s. Henry (1809-1890) is a shadowy figure, but seems to have lived in Australia for several years despite being born and ultimately dying in England. The present letter is written from Tooloom in Moreton Bay and addressed to a friend in London. Bean evidently had a difficult time in Australia, and writes that his 'circumstances are far from being so good as they were some four or five years ago.' He writes of having only a few stock, but is optimistic about his chances of returning home to England in the next few months with some money in his pocket. He discusses the need for Government-supported emigration to the region, and the cost of livestock (sheep 5/- per head, cattle 15/-). The property Tooloom was sold in 1846 by auction in Sydney, where it was listed as being 125 miles from the "Clarence settlement" and 85 miles from "Limestown, Moreton Bay".Bean has dated the letter "1844" but in error, as Leichhardt did not return to Sydney until 17 December 1845: the postal stamps, however, are clearly dated "1846", and this is doubtless the real date of composition.

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        Storia di Torino.

      Alessandro Fontana,, Torino, 1846 - Due volumi di cm 14 X 21, p. X - 531 e 773 con 2 carte ripiegate alla fine del secondo volumeche raffigurano le piante di Torino nel 164, nel 1680 e nel 1572. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con titolo in oro al dorso. Ottimo stato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Africa

      London, 1846. Copper engraving, 54 x 61 cms, original hand colour, blank verso; from Wyld's New General Atlas. Map

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        The Cricket On The Hearth A Fairy Tale Of Home

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First EditionFirst State. . Very good in original, decorated red, vertical-ribbed cloth covered boards although professionally rebacked preserving the original gilt stamped and decorated back strip and the original pale yellow end sheets. The front board is decorated with gilt text and the image of a fireplace. All edges of the text block are gilt. A 16mo measuring 6 1/2" by 4" and protected in a beautiful, full leather (goat) clam shell box with gilt text stamping on the spine. Per Walter E. Smith's bibliography: Charles Dickens In The Original Cloth, this is a first state copy as evidenced by the first advertisement page at the rear of the book which highlights the book Oliver Twist without any mention of it being a "New Edition". 174 pages of text followed by two pages of advertisements for other books by the author. lllustrated with a frontispiece, engraved title page and twelve engravings by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield and Leech. (Smith: Dickens in Original Cloth vol. II, 8 p. 62)

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        The Literary Emporium; Compendium of Religious, Literary and Philosophical Knowledge Vol I & II 1845

      New York: J. K. Wellman, 1846. Rare and highly collectible, contains one the first printings of Edgar Allan Poe's (listed as Edgar A. Poe in the table of contents) famous poem, The Raven (nevermore.) The last entry in the book is Poe's on pages 376-378. Other authors inlcude: John Greenleaf Whittier (John G. Whittier here) with The Ballad of Cassandra Southwick. Quarter leather (leather extended spine and corners) and black marbled (or rubbed) boards. 378 pages with mostly bright pages with tanned borders - pages in center tend to be bright with tanned boarders and some light foxing; endpapers are tanned. (Probably steelcut) black and white engravings. Front cover is detached (but present). Leather spine has gilt titles is rubbed and worn at head and heel. A highly desired volume, worth restoring. We note one previously folded page corner and pages 97/98 have been torn out (it was the beginning of an essay, Luther - His Faith and Work) and is missing. The first publication of this famed poem was in January 1845 in the American Review (another literary compendium) under the pseudonym Quarles. The following month it was printed under Poe's own name in the London Evening Mirror. Quotes are for illustrative purposes only and remain the property of their copyright holders. Thanks for shopping with us. 100% of your purchase benefits charity and supports literacy and life-long learning.. Quarter Leather. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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