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        Reineke Fuchs

      Munich: Verlag Der Literarisch-Artistischen Anstalt, 1846. First Edition. Three Quarters Leather. Good. Kaulbach, Wilhelm Von; Engravers are R. Rahn and A. Schleich. Folio - over 12. Book. 257 pp., with 37 plates, including the plate at page 42 subsequently suppressed by censors. Foxing to some plates, mostly in margins of the affected plates, and on some text pages. Page 193 has close tear from base, about three inches. Text block is tight. Four raised bands on spine. Spine leather dry, cracked. Boards a bit soiled. Overall a good copy.

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        The discoverer of the effects of sulphuric ether (pp.397-399). + Flagg, J.F.: Inhalation of Sulphuric Ether (pp.407-408).

      - Boston Med. Surg. J., 35/20. - Boston, December 16, 1846, 8°, pp.389-416, orig. wrappers, boxed in a fine slip case. First Edition, in the extreme rare original wrappers! P.W. Ellsworth (1814-1896). - Further content: - *Parkman, Samuel.: Inhalation of ethereal vapour. Painless reduction of a dislocated shoulder (pp.409-410). - Peirson, A.L.: Sequel to Dr. Peirson's Operations (p.410). - Editorial: Insensibility during surgical operations produced by inhalation (pp.413-414). - Samuel Parkman attend with W.J.Bigelow, S.D.Townsend, J.G.Pearson, Giolud anmd Wellington the fist operation by Professor Warren using aether. This account should be the first description the use of new argent in orthopedics. - On the back wrapper appears for the second time in the Bost. Med. Surg. Jo. the famous advertising: " Morton's Letheon. General Circular . Public Caution" Boston, Nov.26. 1846, W.T.G.Morton" (42 lines) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Insensibility produced by the Inhalation of the Vapour of Ethereal Solution of Opium, 28. Oct. 1846

      - Boston Med. Surg. J., 35/13. - Boston, October 28, 1846, 8°, pp.249-268, OBrosch. First Edition, in the extreme rare original wrappers! - "The name of E.R.Smilie may be added to the list of those who came close to discovering anesthesia, and he came as close as anyone. He had the idea of abolishing pain in surgery, and he was actually using ether and opium by inhalation; but he considered the ether to be only a vehicle and attributed the analgesic effect to the opium." - "His article is curious, significant, and not little pathetic. It was published on October 28, 1846, twelve days after Morton's successful demonstration of ether anesthesia, but Smilie had surely submitted his work before that date. Bigelow's paper, based on Morton's exhibition of ether anesthesia, did not appear until November 18, 1846." -cf. Cole - Milestones in Anesthesia, Nr. 5; W.Stanley Sykes, p.48 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The inhalation of an ethereal vapour to prevent sensibility to pain during surgical operations (pp.356-359). + Peirson, A.L.: Surgical Operations with the aid of the "New Gas" (pp.362-363).

      - Boston Med. Surg. J., 35/18. - Boston, Wednesday, December 2, 1846, 8°, pp.349-368, orig. wrappers in a fine slip case. First Edition, in the extreme rare original wrappers! - Upon the advice of friends, Morton, through his agent, Edward Warren, presented a memorial to the 29th Congress, 2nd Session, to have his priority to the ether discovery established and to request an award for the use of his patent (U.S. Patent No. 4848, November 12, 1846), which at that time was so important for the use of ether to provide comfort and care to those wounded in the war with Mexico. This first of many presentations to the U.S. Congress was heard by the Select Committee of the House of Representatives, consisting of five members, four of whom were physicians.* They listened but made no report, and their deliberations were not published. Members of the committee were apparently confused by the slanderous campaign against Morton by a group of dentists and a few physicians in Boston and vicinity, led by Josiah F. Flagg (1789-1853), a practicing dentist. This group's effort came to be known as the "Dental Manifesto" and was effective in ruining Morton's reputation, dental practice and income. -cf. Eugene H. Conner - On the back cover we find W.T.G.Mortons add "To Surgeons and Physicians" and M.P.Hanson's add "Surgical Operations without Pain" - "M.P.Hanson, M.D., 10 Tremont Temple, Boston, is preapared to furnish Dentists and Surgeons generally with apparatus and instructions for the use of the COMPOUND VAPOR ANODYNE. All necessary instructions can be communicated by letter and apparatus sent by express. Terms low. Orders my be sent to my room, or to N.Hunt, Agent 128 Washington St.; Dec.2--if." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chambers's Atlas for the People, Accompanied by a Descriptive Introduction

      Edinburgh: W. and R. Chambers. 1846. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1846. Quarto, leather-backed boards with leather title- label on front cover bearing title in gilt, gilt decorations to the spine, 48 + 23 pp., illustrated--33 maps including 1 double-page, clean unmarked text, Good copy, age-toning or soiling to the pages, minor creasing to the edges of the outer pages, covers with minor soiling or discoloration, covers with some wear including some scuffing to the boards and a bit of loss along edges. A rare book--2 copies in OCLC.

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        "Sammlung malerischer Burgen". 3. Lieferung mit vier Ansichten: Der alte Hof in München, Schloß Grünwald an der Isar, Der Schloßhof zu Burghausen und Die Trausnitz zu Landshut.

      . 4 Lithographien mit Tonplatte nach Domenico Quaglio bei Mey & Widmayer, 1846, je ca. 36 x 45 cm.. Miller, Sammlung malerischer Burgen, X ;. Huber, Auf der Suche nach historischer Wahrheit. - Carl August Lebschee (1800 - 1877) war als Maler und Graphiker in München tätig. Berühmt wurde er durch seine Veduten aus München und dem Oberland ("Malerische Topographie des Königreichs Bayern"). - Die vier Ansichten breitrandig und tadellos erhalten. Das Textblatt mit den Beschreibungen gering stockfleckig. Im Originalumschlag.

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        The Bush Ranger of Van Diemen's Land

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1846. First edition. Tall octavo. 146, [2]pp. Contemporary half leather and papercovered boards. Contemporary owner's name and label of the Grand Street Circulating Library, New York on front pastedown, spine quite worn, old paper repair near the crown, joints tender, a sound, good or better copy. A curiosity. OCLC locates ten copies with this title, date, and publisher, but with two fewer pages, and apparently bound with another work that is not here present, but none that matches this copy. Purporting to be non-fiction, but clearly fiction and not in Wright. OCLC locates no copies of this edition. .

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        Fanny, the Little Milliner: or the Rich and the Poor

      London: Smith, Elder & Co. Very Good. 1846. First Edition. Three Quarter Leather. 8vo Three quarter leather bindings over cloth boards, bright gilt titling and decorations to spine. Bright gilt to all page edges. Tissue guarded frontis plate and also illustrated title page. Engraved plates by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Brown) and Thomas Onwhyn. All plates present as called for plus one additional plate and an illustrated title page. . 397 pages clean and tight. A superb copy of this scarce book. .

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

      New York:: Wiley and Putnam,. 1846 - 1848.. 7-1/2" x 5". 1st US edition (Gimbel A104; Edgar & Vail, p. 24; Smith AMERICAN, 7; VanderPoel B197(1); Wilkins, p. 25). 20 parts in 19. Last two parts with imprint, "John Wiley".. Printed grey-brown paper wrappers.. Occasional soiling & staining to wrappers, with some modest chipping. to spine paper. First 9 numbers with previous owner signature. Part. XIX/XX lacks rear wrapper. Some foxing. Overall, Very Good.. Illustrated with 36 plates after Phiz, redrawn & engraved on wood by J. W. Orr. Publication began without waiting for the illustrations, so Part I comes without plates, the plates issued beginning with Part II. The final 4 illustrations not issued with the Parts, but would be available with the subsequent volume issue. At the base of the front wrapper(s) is found the statement: "The Illustration for this Number will be given with the Next."

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        Phycologia Britannica: or a history of British Sea-Weeds, containing coloured figures, generic and specific characters, synonymes, and descriptions of all the species of Algae inhabiting the shores of the British Islands.

      London, Reeve and Benham, 1846-1851. 4 volumes. Royal-8vo (235 x 145mm). With 360 hand-coloured plates (some double-page). Later green half morocco, spines with gilt lines and lettering, gilt edges. Second issue of the first edition. William Henry Harvey (1811-1866) was an Irish botanist and professor of botany in Dublin. The present work is a classic on the Algae of Britain and the plates belong to the best made on this subject. "This was W.H. Harvey's magnificent crowning work on the seaweeds, 'Phycologia Britannica' ... A pioneering example of collaborative investigation by a network of collectors, many of them women, scattered around the coasts of Britain and Ireland... to become the standard work of reference on the subject for at least a generation" (D.E. Allen. Books and Naturalists pp. 211-2). //Nissen BBI, 806.

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        Pomerania. Geschichte und Beschreibung des Pommernlandes zur Förderung der pommerschen Vaterlandskunde. IV. bis VI. Buch (von 6) in einem Band. Mit 5 (von 8) Porträts und 97 (von 109) Tafeln in Lithographie. Es fehlen die Seiten 227-230.

      Stettin: E. Sanne & Comp. 1846.. Titelblatt, 3 Blatt Inhaltsverzeichnis, 1 Blatt Verzeichnis der Lithographien und 354 (recte 346, die Paginierung springt von 232 auf 241 ohne Textverlust) Seiten. Spätere schmucklose Halbleinwand mit Marmorpapierbezug (ein Namensstempel auf dem Vorsatz, ein kleiner Namenszug von alter Hand auf dem Titelblatt, 2 Lagen papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, 3 Tafeln mit einem kleinen Einriß, 1 Tafel alt unterlegt, das Bildnis von Friedrich I mit einer alten handschriftlichen Annotation, teils etwas stockfleckig, ein paar Tafeln mit Wasserrand, sonst ordentliches Exemplar). Gr.-8°. fest gebunden. Der zweite, interessantere Band des seltenen Werks. Die 1844 erschienenen Bücher 1 bis 3 behandeln die Geschichte von Pommern bis zur Herrschaft Bogislavs X und sind nicht illustriert. - Es fehlen die Portraits von Bischof Otto von Bamberg, das laut Verzeichnis in den ersten Band gehört, Friedrich Wilhelm III und Friedich Wilhelm IV, die Tafeln Stetinum, Schievelbein, Stralsund um 16. Jhdt., Franzburg, die vier Tafeln von Greifswald sowie die Tafeln zu Loitz, Triebsees und die beiden von Wolgast.

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

      Wiley and Putnam, 1846 - 1848, New York: - Illustrated with 36 plates after Phiz, redrawn & engraved on wood by J. W. Orr. Publication began without waiting for the illustrations, so Part I comes without plates, the plates issued beginning with Part II. The final 4 illustrations not issued with the Parts, but would be available with the subsequent volume issue. At the base of the front wrapper(s) is found the statement: "The Illustration for this Number will be given with the Next." Occasional soiling & staining to wrappers, with some modest chipping to spine paper. First 9 numbers with previous owner signature. Part XIX/XX lacks rear wrapper. Some foxing. Overall, Very Good. Printed grey-brown paper wrappers. 7-1/2" x 5". 1st US edition (Gimbel A104; Edgar & Vail, p. 24; Smith AMERICAN, 7; VanderPoel B197(1); Wilkins, p. 25). 20 parts in 19. Last two parts with imprint, "John Wiley". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Leibniz-Album aus den Handschriften der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Hannover.

      . Hannover, Hahn, 1846. Folio (45.3 x 29.5 cm) with a nice engraved portrait of Leibnitz and one wood-engraving of his house in Hannover, 3 ll., 28 pp. Very nice red velvet binding with elaborate gilt decorated embossed decorations and letterings.* Rare memorial contribution to the famous Leibniz in a fantastic binding. Inner hinge tender in one place only. Some light wear to one corner and some of the velvet, but overall in great condition..

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        Lehrbuch der teutschen Schriftsprache für Mittelschulen. Zweite Abtheilung: Sprache der Dichtkunst. Erste Abtheilung: Sprache der Prosa. Zwischengebunden: Uschold, Joh. Nep.: Lehrbuch der Poetik. 1846

      Karlsruhe : Verlag der Chr. Fr. Mülller'schen Hofbuchhandlung. 1846 (/ 1851) - Sehr guter Zustand. XII 369, 108, XX, 353 Seiten. Deutsch 1100g

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        THE MANSIONS OF ENGLAND AND WALES. COUNTY OF CORNWALL

      London: C.J. Greenwood, 1846. Edward Twycross (1803-1852) published "The Mansions of England and Wales" in 1846-1850. Produced as an historical reference for the stately homes of England and in tracing genealogies of members of the British Aristocracy. Five volumes and the County of Cornwall were published, however, the Cornwall volume is by far the rarest. The financing was through subscription, just sixty subscribed to the Cornwall volume, mainly from the seats illustrated and are listed. There is no copy in the British Library and just one copy held in British libraries auctions records show that just one copy has appeared for sale over the last 30 years. Full page outline map of Cornwall showing the seats and Gentlemens houses, 51 tinted lithograph plates many by C.J. Greenwood. The list of plates calls for a second plate of Place (St. Antony) which is not present here and presumed never published, the only other copy to appear at auction also had one plate missing presumably this bis plate. Original blue cloth binding, good, appears to have been rebacked, cloth slightly faded and a little marked from general wear. Contents clean and tight with minimal foxing, some plates slightly affected but mainly around the margins and the verso, text clean and paper bright, no inscriptions, stamps or book plates. Provenance: Signed by Francis John Hext of Tredethy to the front pastedown; Captain Hext of Tredethy, was one of the original subscribers to this work. A rare and desirable item . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio.

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        Insensibility produced by the Inhalation of the Vapour of Ethereal Solution of Opium, 28. Oct. 1846

      . Boston Med. Surg. J., 35/13. - Boston, October 28, 1846, 8°, pp.249-268, OBrosch.. First Edition, in the extreme rare original wrappers! - "The name of E.R.Smilie may be added to the list of those who came close to discovering anesthesia, and he came as close as anyone. He had the idea of abolishing pain in surgery, and he was actually using ether and opium by inhalation; but he considered the ether to be only a vehicle and attributed the analgesic effect to the opium." - "His article is curious, significant, and not little pathetic. It was published on October 28, 1846, twelve days after Morton's successful demonstration of ether anesthesia, but Smilie had surely submitted his work before that date. Bigelow's paper, based on Morton's exhibition of ether anesthesia, did not appear until November 18, 1846." -cf. Cole - Milestones in Anesthesia, Nr. 5; W.Stanley Sykes, p.48

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        The first reference to anaesthesia in the medical press..... (pp.247).

      . Boston Med. Surg. J., 35/12. - Boston, Wednesday, October 21, 1846, 8°, pp.229-248, OBrosch.. First Edition, in the extreme rare original wrappers! - The first reference to anesthesia in the medical press, so far as I know, occurs in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, on October 21st, 1846." -cf.W.Stanley Sykes - "Strange stories are related in the papers of a wonderful preparation, in this city, by administering which, a patient is affected just long enough, and just powerfully enough, to undergo a surgical operation without pain".

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

      John Murray, Albemarle Street, London 1846 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with "Pomarea" rather than "Pomare" in the first line of page 19. BAL's Cloth Binding Variant A. Original red cloth with gilt-stamped spine and with the boards blind-stamped with the publisher's Colonial and Home Library insignia. Expertly rebacked preserving the original spine but for a quarter of an inch or so at the tips. Complete with the half-title, map, and 16 pages of publisher's ads, dated March, 1846. The spine is perhaps a shade darkened but this is a bright, clean and Very Good copy of Melville's first book, preceding its American publication under the more familiar name of "Typee." With the unobtrusive bookplate of Kenneth Rappaport on the front pastedown. This First Issue seems to be uncommonly offered in the original cloth. BAL 13652.

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        Dansk Marine-Ordbog. 2 in 1 Bd. Kopenhagen, Forfatterens Forlag, 1846-52. Titel, 1 Bl., 169 S., 1 Bl.; 152 S. Mit 67 teils handkolor. Kupferstichtafeln (davon 7 teils mehrfach gefaltet). 4°. Hldr. d. Zt. (berieben, etw. bestoßen).

      1846. . Seltene erste Ausgabe des Marine-Wörterbuchs.- Der erste Teil behandelt alle Schiffsteile, Holzarbeit und Gestaltung, alle Arten von Knoten, Bewaffnung und Takelage, die begleitenden Textblätter mit der Erklärung. Der zweite Teil beinhaltet das Wörterbuch aller verwendeten Terminologien für Schiffe, das Segeln selbst und den typischen Wortschatz der Seeleute.- Zu Beginn leicht finger- bzw. braunfleckig im Außensteg, die letzten 6 Blätter des zweiten Teils mit größerem Braunfleck in unterer rechter Ecke.- Siehe Abb.

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        NARRATIVE OF A FOUR MONTHS' RESIDENCE AMONG THE NATIVES OF A VALLEY OF THE MARQUESAS ISLANDS or, A Peep At Polynesian Life.

      John Murray, London 1846 - First Edition of Melville's first book, preceding the American edition of the same year, which appeared a month later under its more familiar title, TYPEE. This London edition was set directly from Melville's manuscript. The New York, Wiley & Putnam US edition was set from proof sheets of the Murray edition. The bibliography of the Murray edition of 4048 copies is complex [2,500 in wrappers, priced half a crown, & five shillings for cloth], as noted in BAL with various issue point attending & no satisfactory publication sequence yet established. 8vo, xvi, (xvii-xviii), 285. This copy is the BAL First Edition, Second Issue, bound in contemporary half tree calf, gilt over contemporary marbled paper covered boards, the spine neatly laid down, with map on p.xviii; bound without catalogue & with 'Pomare' for 'Pomarea', p.19, line 1: originally released as vol. XV in Murray's Home and Colonial Library series. BAL 13652. 'Melville was the first author of genius to use the South Seas as material and most of those who followed say the region through his eyes and adopted his patterns' Day 51 [Pacific Islands Literature, 100 Basic Books]. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Natural Illustrations of The British Grasses

      Bath Binns and Goodwin 1846. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover and spine with some light edge wear. Some offsetting from grasses First Edition Red Morocco gilt with bevelled edges 330mm x 220mm (13" x 9"). xx, 130pp. Over 60 mounted grass specimens.

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        Streaks of Squatter Life, and Far-West Scenes

      Philadelphia, PA: Carey & Hart, 1846. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book A series of humorous sketches descriptive of incidents and character in the wild west. To which are added other miscellaneous pieces." By "Solitaire." Howes R 335. Eight plates. Cloth spine is faded, paper-covered boards have moderate surface soil and are rubbed along edges. Dampstaining to top edge of boards and text block. Some foxing throughout. Interior otherwise clean, a few pencil markings towards front of book.

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        Catalogo metodico dei Pesci Europei.

      - Napoli, Stamperia e Cartiere del Fibreno, 1846. 4to (315 x 220mm). pp. 97, (3), vignette of fishes on title. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettering on spine, marbled sides. A very interesting association copy from the library of Jean Baptiste Verany (1800-1865) one of the founders of the Nice Natural History Museum. An interleaved copy with numerous annotations by Verany, of which many full page, and 2 small drawings of fishes. Although Verany's name does not appear the book is definitely from his library and the copious notes by this well know zoologist.Charles Lucien Bonaparte was the nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. Despite his family connections and the disruptions that followed the Napoleonic era, he became a competent and highly respected naturalist. His major work is his 'Iconografia della Fauna Italica' published from 1832-41. "Bonaparte tried to establish our knowledge of various zoological groups once and for all, and published numerous synopses, conspectuses, and catalogs"(DSB).Dean I, p. 149. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WONDERFUL STORIES FOR CHILDREN

      N Y, N Y: Wiley & Putnam. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1846. First American Edition. Hardcover. 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 142 pages; AE finds 4 copies of the British first published at the same time as this American first, but no copies of the American.. First publication in English of Ole Lukoie, Tommelise [Thumbelina], Little Ida's Flowers, The Constant Tin Soldier, and six other tales. The author's name is misspelt "Anderson" on the title-page and upper cover. Publisher's dark brown decorated cloth with wear to spine [lacking 1/4" at bottom and 1" at top above title]. Contents clean and fresh. Unlike the UK edition this was not illustrated. ; 0 .

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        Interesting Memoirs and Documents Relating to American Slavery and the Glorious Struggle Now Making for Complete Emancipation

      London; Chapman Brothers. 1846 - Physical desc. : 296 p. ; 22 cm. Intended by the publisher as the first in a 'Library' of political and literary importance for discerning readers. Subject: Slaves - United States - Social conditions. The Clarke Family Narrative - Witness accounts - Jonathan Walker's Trial - etc. Very good copy in the original blind-blocked, fine-ribbed cloth. Minor nick to the spine crown with the usual dust-dulling to the bands and panel edges. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved example of a scarce and seminal title 1 Kg. 296 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Feste secolari del Concilio di Trento: con solenne rito celebrate nei giorni 12, 13 e 14 dicembre 1845 descritte ed illustrate a cura del Municipio e dell’Istituto Sociale di Trento.

      Monauni, Trento. 1846 - Famosa opera di lusso e di grande formato tirata in 400 esemplari, illustrata da cinque litografie a piena pagina di Basilio Armani, rappresentanti animatissime processioni sullo sfondo dei monumenti più importanti della città. Rarissimo e di grande bellezza. Leggerissimi segni di foxing su una tavola. Formato: [25] c., [5] c. di tav., 48 cm, similpelle con impressioni floreali sui piatti e fregi in oro. Più che buono. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 15% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 3000.00 euro.

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        NOTES OF A JOURNEY FROM CORNHILL TO GRAND CAIRO By Way of Lisbon, Athens, Constantinople, and Jerusalem: Performed in the Steamers of the Peninsular and Oriental Company

      London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd.. Good+. 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. Boards worn and a bit slanted. Outer hinges weak. Spine ends frayed. Hinges weak. Color frontispiece brittle - not affecting printed area. ; Lithograph; 8vo; xiv, 301, 16 pages .

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        New Commentaries on the Laws of England. 4 Vols. 1st American Edition

      1846. First American Edition of Stephens's New Commentaries Stephen, Henry John [1787-1864]. New Commentaries on the Laws of England (Partly Founded on Blackstone). New-York: Halsted & Voorhies, 1841-1846. [Imprint varies: Volumes II-IV state New-York: John S, Voorhies.] Four volumes. Folding tables of descents and consanguinity. Octavo (8-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary law calf, blind rules to boards, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Moderate rubbing with some wear to extremities, some chipping to lettering pieces, some stains and scuffs to boards, hinges cracked or starting. Offsetting to margins of endleaves, occasional light foxing, faint dampstaining to second half of Volume IV. Early owner stamps to each front pastedown, interior otherwise clean. A solid copy of an uncommon set. * First American edition, a reprint of the first London edition, 1841-1845, with some minor typographical changes and the omission of the Table of Consanguinity from Volume II. New Commentaries is an exposition of English law that preserves Blackstone's topical arrangement and the sections from his text that were still relevant in Stephen's day. (These are set off with square brackets.) A successful work, it went through twenty editions by 1938. In the Dictionary of National Biography Dicey observed that "in reality it was an original production, differing essentially in character and merit from his predecessor. (...) Stephen showed the qualities in which Blackstone was comparatively deficient--consummate logical power and singular precision and accuracy of style. Had the work been published as an original treatise, it would have stood upon a level with Blackstone's work" (XVIII:1047). Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 204. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 488.

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        The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. First edition, Second issue of advertisement leaf. 8vo (161 x 103 mm). Engraved frontispiece and additional title by John Thompson and G. Dalziel respectively after Daniel Maclise, wood-engraved illustrations by G. and E. Dalziel, Thomas Williams, John Thompson, J. Swain and Groves after Richard Doyle, Clarkson Stanfield, John Leech, and Edwin Landseer. 174, [2, ads] pp. 2-page publisher's advertisement for New Edition of Oliver Twist at end. Original red fine-ribbed cloth, covers with decorative blind border surrounding central gilt vignette and lettering on upper, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. Front hinge repaired, rear hinge starting; laid into a green full morocco gilt pull-off slipcase, with green chemise, by Root & Co. Booklabel of Lewis A. Hird. Provenance: Anderson Gallery, Feburary 18, 1929, Lot #33. Eckel, pp.119-120; Johnson, p. 573; Pope-Hennessy, Charles Dickens pp. 94, 98-99; Smith II: 6. A

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        Vollständige Beschreibung und Abbildung der sämmtlichen Holzarten, welche im mittlern und nördlichen Deutschland wild wachsen. Zweite Ausgabe.

      Braunschweig, Oehme & Müller, 1846. Folio (364 x 265mm). pp. viii, 460, with 150 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt lettered spine in 5 compartments. The first edition was published in 1826. This second edition is in fact the remaining stock of the first edition with a new title and a supplementary half page preface. A beautifully produced work on German forest trees and shrubs. Little is known about Krebs apart that he was 'herzoglich Braunschweiger Forstschreiber'. Between 1770 and 1850 forestry became a popular subject in Germany and some major works appeared in this period by authors as, Oelhafen, Burgsdorff, Wangenheim, Kerner, Dietrich and some others. The above is one of the rarest of this group of publications and there was neither a copy in the Plesh- nor in the de Belder collection. There is a large section on roses comprising eight plates and amongst others a sections on prunes, cherries, pears and red berries. The plates are by A. Kohte and lithographed by Arckenhausen, Oehme and Müller a.o.//Lacking piece of paper at the right upper corner of the title page without loss of text and one text page with marginal tear.//Great Flower Books p. 63; Nissen BBI, 1104; Stafleu & Cowan 3928.

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        The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home

      London: Bradbury & Evans 1846 - Nice copy of this small 1st state edition HB in publisher red cloth boards with gilt title & decor to front and spine and all edges gilt. Faint shadow of prev owner bookplate on FEP but otherwise a clean tight copy of 174pp. incl. b/w frontispiece, illustrated title page and b/w ills inside by Maclise, Doyle, Stanfiled, Leech and Landseer. 2pp. catalogue at rear features 1p. advert for new edition of Oliver Twist, which states "On the First of January will be published, to be completed in Ten Monthly Parts, price One Shilling each, No. 1 of Oliver Twist". Would make an excellent gift for any Dickens fan or welcome addition to any collection (11 x 17cm)

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        Reise einer Wienerin in das heilige Land, nämlich: von Wien nach Konstantinopel, Brussa, Beirut, Jaffa, Jerusalem, dem Jordan und todten Meere, nach Nazareth, Damaskus, Balbeck und dem Libanon, Alexandrien, Kairo, durch die Wüste an das rothe Meer, und zurück über Malta, Sicilien, Neapel, Rom u.s.a. Unternommen im März bis December 1842. Nach den Notaten ihrer sorgfältige geführten Tagebücher von ihr selbst beschrieben. Erster und zweiter Theil.

      Dirnböck,, Wien, 1846 - Wien, Dirnböck, 1846. VIII + 139 + Zwischentitel + 202 S. Priv. HLwd. der Zeit. 3. verb. Aufl. Mit dem gefalteten und altkolorierten Frontispiz. - Stockfleckig, St. a. T. sowie kl. hds. Nr., etw. feuchtigkeitsrandig, leichte Gbrsp. Gutes Expl. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sam Houston, the romantic, pens a touching four line poem on the virtues of women

      [Washington?], [c.1846-1859] Autograph Manuscript Signed, "Sam Houston," likely as Senator, 1 page, 5.5" x 4.5", [no place, no date], a four-line poem originally inscribed in a woman's memory book. Light toning from previous matting, a few minor contemporary ink smudges, else very good to fine condition with a large, bold signature. Apart from his reputation as the hero of San Jacinto and founder of Texas, Houston was something of a romantic. Writing in an a hostess' memory book, beneath the title "Texas" (accomplished in another hand), Houston writes in full: "Woman is lovely to the sightAs gentle as the dews of even,As bright as mornings earliest lightAnd spotless at the snows of Heaven." Though undated, it is likely that Houston probably accomplished this poem during his years in Washington representing Texas in the U.S. Senate from 1

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        To Surgeons and Physicians

      - Boston Med. Surg. J., 35/17. - Boston, Wednesday, November 25, 1846, 8°, pp.329-348, orig. wrappers, boxed in a fine slip case. First Edition - Very Rare, only on the original wrappers! - The first printed document issued by Morton is a single-page folded sheet addressed "To Surgeons and Physicians" stating that the "Subscriber" is prepared to furnish "a person fully competent to administer his compounds." Two copies have been traced, one in Massachusetts Historical Society, addressed to Dr.J. Masson Warren, bears a postmark dated November 20 (1846), the other at the Essex Institute , Salem, Mass, addressed to Dr. Henry Wheatland, Salem Mass., postmarked "Boston, Nov.23." - The same day Morton also published a notice in the Boston Evening Transcript, stating that he has applied for Letters Patent. - The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Nov. 25, 1846. Notice headed "To Surgeons and Physicians", on back Advertising Sheet. The text is the same as No.1 above, but Morton adds in a postscript: "Surgeons and Physicians who may wish to witness this effect of the new agent, are respectfully invited to call at my rooms. In the next No. of the Journal a name for this new operation will be given." There is also a second notice by Morton on this page offering instruction in Dentistry." -cf. Keys. The History of Surgical Anesthesia, Appendix: The Morton and Warren Tracts on Ether (Letheon), p.179; Fulton No. 3 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Karnac

      Sketches in Egypt and Nubia, from Drawings made on the Spot. Francis Graham Moon. 1846. - Lithograph. Hand coloured. Size: 36 x 53 cm. Fine condition. Mounted size: 53 x 68.4cm Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). Abbey, Travel, 272; Gay 2216; Ibrahim-Hilmy, II, p.176; Lipperheide 1591; Tooley (1954) 402.

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        Med. Dr. Joh. Wilh. Helfer's hinterlassene Sammlungen aus Vorder- und Hinter-Indien. Nach seinem Tode im Auftrag des böhm. National-Museums unter Mitwirkung Mehrerer bearbeitet und herausgegeben von H. M. Schmidt-Göbel/ Faunula Coleopterorum Birmaniae adjectis nonnullis Bengaliae indigenis.

      Prag, Gottlieb Haase Söhne, 1846. 8vo (274 x 190mm). pp. viii, 94, with 3 engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt lettered spine. All published. Text both in German and Latin.//Horn-Schenkling 19599.

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        THE ILLUMINATED GEMS OF SACRED POETRY.

      Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston, [?]. 1846 - 164pp. Chromolithographic and engraved titlepages plus twenty-six color illuminated capitals and colored "finis" plate. Plus five steel engraved plates, including frontis. Quarto. Original green cloth, blindstamped and beautifully decorated in a colored and gilt pictorial motif of angels and cherubs on both boards, expertly rebacked with original richly gilt backstrip laid down, a.e.g. Original cloth endpapers. Cloth binding worn at edges and corners. Upper quarter of second front free endpaper excised. A bit of spotting around three steel engraved plates, else internally clean. Very good. This copy bears the pencil ownership signature of Elizabeth C. Cornell, dated Jan. 1, 1847. A beautifully made chromolithographic gift book with elaborately decorated color capitals. The text is comprised of dozens of poems by contemporary writers and men of faith, as well as selections drawn from the Bible. Among the writers represented are Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Southey, Longfellow, Emerson, Walter Scott, William Cullen Bryant, Lord Byron, Victor Hugo, John Greenleaf Whittier, Bulwer Lytton, and many more. The chromolithographic work is by Thomas S. Sinclair, who "could be considered one of the major figures in the publication of American colorplate books" (McGrath). Not in Bennett. McGRATH, pp.106, 121.

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