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        Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, with Notes of a Sojourn on the Island of Zanzibar To Which is Appended a Brief History of the Whale Fishery

      New York, NY: Harper & Brothers. Near Fine; Not a reprint; quarter leather with marbled boards; marbled end . papers; clean pages with very light scattered foxing not affecting text or . etchings; tight binding.. 1846. First Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Recently rebound in quarter leather with marbled boards and spine decorated in gilt with raised bands; top page edges gilt; a beautiful copy of a scarce book on whaling ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 580 pages .

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

      London: G. Routledge, 1846 - 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 (ANGLING) "New Edition". 16mo. Two hand-colored engraved plates of flies "including many never before figured." Pp. iv, [9]-67. Original cream cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt, a.e.g. Fine. Bookplate of Dean Sage. Westwood & Satchell, p. 9; Heckscher 62; Sage p. 9 (this copy) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Gunter's Prairie, Cherokee Nation. Aug. 11, 1846.. [1]p. autograph letter, signed, with a four- line postscript at the top of the second page. About 300 words. Addressed in manuscript on the integral blank leaf, and postmarked Fort Smith, Arkansas, Aug. 16, [1846]. On a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines; remnants of wax seal and corresponding paper tear in a blank edge. Very good. A very interesting manuscript letter from George Washington Gunter, a member of the Cherokee Nation, regarding the sale of lands owned by his family in Alabama, and noteworthy for having been postmarked at Fort Smith, Arkansas in August, 1846 - a very early Arkansas postmark. George Washington Gunter was descended from John Gunter, a Scotsman who emigrated to America, married an Indian woman, and was admitted to the Cherokee Nation. George Washington Gunter writes E.A. Webster in Huntsville, Alabama, from his current home in "Gunter's Prairie, Cherokee Nation." He authorizes Webster to act as his agent in the sale of lands belonging to John Gunter, presumably in Alabama. It seems almost certain that these lands were abandoned by the Gunter family in 1838 when they were forced onto the "Trail of Tears" and relocated. Gunter instructs Webster to sell the land for not less than $500 and to look into whether Gunter has legal right to any other lands in the area. The Gunter family were close associates of Cherokee leader John Ross, and the postscript of this letter refers to Ross' negotiations with the federal government that culminated in the Cherokee Treaty of 1846: "I have not any to write about our country. We are getting along pretty well and I hope from all that I can learn that Mr. Ross will be able to make a settlement with the government."

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        A Rare, extensive collection of over 250 mid-19th century original General Orders of Great Britain's Board of Customs, each dated and numbered, signed and initialed (usually by several individuals), with frequent manuscript notations and emendations

      London: Board of Customs, 1846-48. Contemporary 1/2 vellum, the front board detached, each order with a hole towards its top as if initially spiked, else a good usable volume A day-to-day view of Great Britain's international commercial affairs during a three year period of its "imperial century", with orders issued by the Board itself, the Treasury Chambers, the Privy Council, and the Queen herself at several palaces

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      [Augusta, Me. 1846]. - [2]pp., on bifolium sheet of blue paper. Printed on rectos of each leaf only. Early soft creases from folding. Tiny separations at cross-folds. Small bit of discoloration on second page. Very good. Message from governor of Maine H.J. Anderson and general order from Alfred Redington, Commander in Chief of the Maine militia, calling volunteers to arms in the Mexican- American War. Anderson explains that "the repeated and long continued efforts of the National Government to effect an amicable settlement of the differences with the government of Mexico, have unfortunately proved unavailing," resulting in the American declaration of war. Anderson notes that the President has requested one regiment of infantry from Maine, and writes that he has no doubt "that the patriotic citizens of this State will promptly respond to the call of the general government for aid in defending any portion of its territory." Redington's general order lists the positions in the infantry volunteer corps being assembled and transmits instructions for volunteers. "Maine, although distant from the scene of the conflict, will be as prompt as any of her sister States in repelling the forces of the invader. Her patriotic citizens will be as ready to vindicate rights upon the Rio Grande, as upon their own immediate territory. Their love of country knows no section, but embraces the entire boundaries of the Republic" - Redington.

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        Topographical Map of the Road from Missouri to Oregon, Commencing at the Mouth of the Kansas in the Missouri River and Ending at the Mouth of the Wallah Wallah in the Columbia, In VII Sections. From the field notes and journal of Capt. J.C. Frémont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss

      E. Weber, Baltimore 1846 - Charles Preuss (1804-1854) Topographical Map of the Road from Missouri to Oregon, Commencing at the Mouth of the Kansas in the Missouri River and Ending at the Mouth of the Wallah Wallah in the Columbia, In VII Sections. From the field notes and journal of Capt. J.C. Frémont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss E. Weber, Baltimore,1846 Lithographed map on 7 sheets 20 1/2” x 30 1/2” framed (each) The U.S. Senate ordered ten thousand copies of this topographical road map of the Oregon Trail, which followed the Kansas and Platte rivers across the Great Plains. A German cartographer, Preuss had compiled John C. Fremont’s earlier maps based on his surveys and the explorer’s journal and field notes. The map was lithographed by E. Weber and Company, a Baltimore firm that later, under the name of August Hoen and Company, became one of the principal publishers of government reports and maps. Weber had studied lithography in Munich under the watchful eye of Aloys Senefelder, who had developed the process. Preuss’s map was issued in seven sections so that it could easily be read by wagonmasters under the most adverse conditions. Each section was drawn at a scale of one inch to 10 miles and covered approximately 250 miles. A table of meteorologic observations and notes extracted from Fremont’s report provided information about the region. The section on display shows that portion of the Oregon Trail from its junction with the Platte River at Grand Island to beyond the confluence of the north and south forks. A note, marking the point of Fremont’s “First view of Buffalo,” captures the nineteenth-century romanticism of the plains: “We had heard from a distance a dull and confused murmuring and when we came in view of their dark masses, there was not one among us who did not feel his heart beat quicker. Indians and buffalo make the poetry and life of the prairie and our camp was full of their exhiliration.” Like later road maps, Preuss’s map contains helpful travelers’ aids. Distances in miles from Westport Landing (Kansas City are marked along the trail. The map also provides comments on the availability of wild game for food, fuel, “Some drift wood and buffalo excrements makes the fuel, as that of the camels does in the deserts of Arabia”, and safety, “Good guard ought to be kept. Pawnees, if they do not kill, will at least take what they can from the travellers by force if they are strong, and by stealth if too weak to act openly.’’ This map was a road guide for Oregon emigrants such as had never previously existed. Owing to its rarity and to its having long stood in the shadow of the much more widely known and distributed Frémont map of 1845, Preuss’s sectional map of 1846 has been insufficiently appreciated by students of Western history. There were two issues of the map, the original 1846 issue, and that contained in the 1849 Rockwell report. This is the original 1846 separate issue, with the lithographer’s imprint.

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      0 - 16 Tomos. 2.ª edic. Madrid. Tip. P. Madoz y L. Sagasti. 1846-1850. 27x20 cm. 671 págs.+2h adiciones - 615 págs.+1h. erratas - 616 págs.+1h. - 684 págs.+1h. - 635 págs.+1h. - 663 págs. - 634 págs.+1h. - 639 págs.+1h. - 672 págs. - 1121 págs.+1h. - 791 + III págs. - 826 págs.+1h. - 885 págs.+1h. - 850 págs.+1h. - 687 págs. - 681 págs.+2h. de advertencias faltando un trocito afectando a dos palabras. Holandesa piel editorial gofrada, texto a dos columnas, grabados, estados, buen ejemplar, pese a tener el papel amarronado en algunos tomos, por causa de la impresión. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      1846 - Carta de Pascual Madoz al Sr. Conde de Ripalda agradeciendole su "favorecida" que entrego a Joaquin Ynigo e indicándole lo dificil que le resulta contactar con eltambien comentalos datos queha conseguido de Villavieja, Nules y Martorell para su diccionario geografico.Madrid,23 de Octubrede 1846Autografo.Descripción:22 x 16 cm. 2 h., 1 escrita por las dos caras otra en blanco, con membrete del Diccionario Geografico-Estadistico-Historico de España y Ultramar. Estado: Regular presenta dobleces algun pequeño roto sin afectar al texto y restos de Humedad. Transcripción: S. CONDE DE RIPALDA VALENCIAMADRID 23 DE OCTUBRE DE 1846 Muy Sr. Mio y de todo mi aprecio: en mi poder obra su favorecida que en 31 de agosto dirigió al señor Don Joaquín Ynigo en mi ausencia y verdaderamente tiene muchos puntos de semejanza con la inmovilidad de los empleados de esta época que atravesamos. Yo siempre me encuentro perplejo sin saber dónde dirigir mis cartas, porque cuando yo le creo en Nules, amanece en Valencia, cuando me dirijo a esta ciudad, contesta Usted desde Tortosa, en fin sin saber en qué pueblo le encontrara estar he tomado la determinación de ponerle el sobre para Valencia a ver si accidentalmente le encontrara allí, pues de otro modo ya correrá la misma carta que otras anteriores. El Sr. Menchert medico director de los baños de Villavieja (Balneario en Castellón) me mando ya evaluado el interrogatorio de dicha población y una memoria hecha por el mismo, sobre los referidos baños: con esta fecha le doy las gracias a dicho señor.Del Partido de Nules solo me queda que recoger, algunas ampliaciones sobre la Capital del partido y llenar el cuadro de distancias, que cuento con lo primero, me tomo la libertad de (meterlo?¿??); con mas , y es lo último el interrogatorio de Martorell que aún no ha llegado a mi poder .Me remito a sus ordenes atentamente y ? P. Madoz

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        Lettres ˆ Son Altesse Royale le Duc regnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha sur la thŽorie des probabilitŽs, appliquŽe aux science morales et politiques.

      Brussels: M. Haney, 1846. - Quetelet (1796-1874) was a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist. He founded and directed the Brussels Observatory. He became interested in the úyoung science of probability and statistics as an astronomer to explain measurement errors, but became one of the first to see its applications to the social sciences. He understood the complexities of social phenomena and became interested in using what he called "social physics" as a tool to explain crime rates, marital rates, suicide rates, etc. In 1835, he published Sur l'homme et le dŽveloppement des ses faculties, essai d'une physique sociale, which made him famous throughout Europe. These letters to the Grand Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha are an important sequel to that work. Cajori calls them "Quetelet's best researches on the application of probability to the physical and social sciences" and notes: "He laid emphasis on the Ôlaw of large numbers,Õ which was advanced also by the Frenchman S.D. Poisson and discussed by the German W. Lexis (1877), the Scandinavians H. Westergaard and Carl Charlier, and the Russian Pafnuti Liwowich Chebichev (1821-1894) of the University of Petrograd."Quetelet's work was enormously influential to Francis Galton, who expanded upon it in Hereditary Genius. Large octavo. [6], iv, 450 pp. Original printed wrappers. Affixed to the bottom portion of the front wrappers is a printed slip for the Paris publisher, Jules Renouard, who apparently acquired part of the edition. Wrappers partially browned, spine split in several places, but a very good copy, in its original state, in a full morocco clamshell slipcase. First edition. Cajori, History of Mathematics, p. 380. Stigler, History of Statistics, p. 392. GoldsmithsÕ 36193. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Michel-Ange et Raphaël.

      Recoules 1846 - - Recoules, Paris 1846, 14x22cm, 2 volumes brochés. - Edition originale avec couverture et titre de relais en 1846 (la bonne date est de 1845). Dos du premier volume fendillé en tête et en pied, deux manques angulaires en tête et en pied du deuxième plat du premier volume, quelques petites rousseurs. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Il monetario del commercio.

      s.e., (1846), Milano, - In 8°, pagg. (3) più 240 tavole litografiche incise fronte-retro e raffiguranti le monete all' epoca conosciute; leg. m. pelle coeva con tit. e fregi oro a dorso. Opera divisa in 2 parti: la prima dedicata alle monete d'oro, la seconda alle monete d'argento. Tra le monete italiane: quelle di Romagna, Lombardia, Parma, Piemonte e del Genovesato. Macchie sparse ad alcune pagine ma volume ottimo. Non comune. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare; With a Life of the Poet, and Notes, Original and Selected Vol I - VII

      Boston: Phillips and Sampson. 1846. First. Seven volume set. Octavo. Frontispiece portrait in Volume I, rebound in later full brown morocco. Leather gilt with raised bands on spine with some rubbing at the extremities and light foxing to some pages about near fine. A handsome early American set of Shakespeare's works along with a biography and literary notes. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      William Rees 1846 - 1st 1846. Good condition with no wrapper. Very large format. 14.5 x 11 inches. Two volumes. Gilt titles to spines. Numerous b/w illustrations. Lithograph of drinking horn as frontis to Vol I. B/w frontis to Vol II. List of subscribers in Vol I. Pagination: Vol I xxxii + 340 pages; Vol II 370 pages. Inscriptions in ink to front endpapers. Corners bumed and worn. Top and tail of spines bumped and rubbed. Covers slightly scuffed. Contents very good. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ELEMENTOS DE HISTORIA NATURAL. I- Zoología. II- Botánica. III- Mineralogía y geología. (Obra completa).

      - Vertidos al español y considerablemente aumentados con los usos y aplicaciones médicas. revisados por Cipriano de Uribarri. Barcelona, Imprenta de Joaquín Verdaguer, 1846, 13x19, 3 vols.: I- 312 págs. 2 desplegables, 15 láminas y 4 hojas con su explicación. II- 394 págs. 9 láminas y 4 hojas con su explicación. III- 94+140+84 págs. 2 hojas con la explicación de las láminas, 8 láminas contenidas en 3 grandes desplegables, 4 de ellas en color, 2 hojas. Encuadernados en plena pasta española con lomeras cuajadas, cortes decorados (52199).

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      Cambridge: John Owen, 1846. The first edition of the large-paper state of this title. PRESENTATION COPY. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. 8vo, bound in the original Longfellow presentation binding of half green morocco and marbled boards gilt lettered on the spine, t.e.g. With an early expert rebacking preserving the original spine. Housed in a cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. vii, 151. A very good copy overall. The half title bears a presentation inscription in the author's hand: "Henry C. Baird, From the Author, 1846." The recipient, Henry Carey Baird, was an author in his own right and a member of the publishing firm of Carey and Hart in Philadelphia. With Baird's bookplate; also with the bookplate of Frank Hogan, noted collector.

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      J. G. Cotta, Stuttgart und Tubingen 1846 - The scarce First Issue with the suppressed engraving at page 42. Folio (10-3/4" x 13-1/2") bound in full smooth-grained brown morocco with gilt-ruled borders, gilt-lettered and decorated spine, all edges gilt. A handsome edition of this classic in the original German language with an engraved title page and 36 full-page steel engravings by Wilhelm von Kaulbach. Mild stain at the very outside margin to varying degrees throughout, never touching an image or the text. Light to moderate foxing with little effect on most of the engravings. The binding is rubbed at the edges and hinges with short splits at the base of the spine, but the covers are secure. Very Good copy of this attractive book [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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      Cambridge: Published by John Owen, 1846.. vii,[1],151pp. Original gilt lithographed cream-white wrappers, untrimmed. Surface loss (1") from toe of spine, lower fore-corner of upper wrapper chipped away, rear joint neatly split toward top, a few other nicks at fore-edge of upper wrapper; still, a reasonably sound copy, from the library of Frank Hogan, with gilt morocco bookplate inside the chemise and half morocco slipcase. First edition. Includes the first book publication of nine poems, among which appears "The Arrow and the Song" ("I shot an arrow into the air..."). The upper wrapper is, as usual, dated 1845, and although the edition was reprinted in fairly short order, the first printing approximated 1000 copies according to the publication contract. BAL 12083. WILSON I:222.

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        History of Wiskonsan, from its first discovery to the present period. Including a geological and topographical description of the territory with a correct catalogue of all its plants

      Buffalo: Steele's Press, 1846. First edition. 12mo. 4 engraved plates, 310pp. Original brown, blind- stamped cloth (faded to gray), spine ends frayed; occasional foxing. Overall, a good, sound copy. Sabin 43537; Howes M159 ("b"); Streeter Sale 1944 . This copy includes the four plates not present in all copies, but it does not contain the folding map, which is present in only a few. One of the earliest and rarest state histories to offer an account of the territory which now forms the state of Wisconsin. The plates depict native burial mounds and remains, many of which would send proponents of "ancient astronaut" theories into fits of enthusiasm. Includes much information concerning navigation on the Great Lakes, native inhabitants, development of commerce, and means of travel, etc

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      - Bradbury & Evans: London 1846. Illus by George Cruikshank, 8.5 x 5.25", 3/4 red leather; marbled boards, 311pp, pronounced chip out of spine title, top of spine torn, covers well rubbed, hinges loose, plates spotted with offset to text. "A New Edition, Revised and Corrected". FIRST SINGLE VOLUME EDITION.

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        Hand-Colored Lithograph: "Temple at Esneh, Nov. 25, 1838."

      London: F.G. Moon, Aug. 1, 1846 - . Matted in cream frame and glazed

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        Istruzioni sul modo di cacciare il lepre nelle stagioni e tempo.

      S.t., Milano. 1846 - In 4°, br. muta, cc.nn. 8. Il manoscritto tratta della nascita del lepre, del suo comportamento in alcuni mesi dell'anno, della caccia con segugi, con levrieri, della caccia nella neve, osservazioni generali. Alla fine del trattato si legge la firma dell'autore. Dedicato al sig. Achille De Carrè. Fioriture. Cop. sciolta e con strappi. Segni di piegature, che hanno prodotto un piccolo foro al centro delle carte, tale foro lede poche lettere. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail, and for Exportation.

      1846 1846 - 1st. edition. London: Bradbury & Evans 18[46]-48. With illustr. by H. K. Browne. Bound uncut with topedge gilt in contemporary green morocco decorated in gold on spine, spine weakly faded. Top of spine with a minor bump. Textpages a little spotted. Plates slightly browned. Errata list bound in the end and with a little loss in lower right corner. * With "Delight" instead of "Joy" on page 285. Eckel pp. 71. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Wiley & Putnam, N Y, N Y 1846 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Magdalen College mit High Street; links Radclife Camera ('Magdalen College. Oxford').

      . getönte Lithographie v. Tempeltey gedr. v. J. Hesse in Berlin n. Carl Rundt, um 1846, 33 x 40. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Afsluttende uvidenskabelig Efterskrift af Johannes Climacus (Concluding Unscientific Postscript)

      C. A. Reitzel, Kjøbenhavn 1846 - TP + [III]-X + [1]-480 + [481]-[484], Octavo. Himmelstrup 90."Arguably Kierkegaard's greatest work and crowning achievement, and certainly intended as his last major philosophical statement. An exhaustive elaboration not only of the Philosophical Fragments (a work perhaps 1/10 its size, but to which it serves as 'postscript') but of his aesthetic-philosophical work to that time. The Postscript's primary purpose is once again to expose the misguided efforts to come to terms with existence and with Christianity through objectivity, speculative reason, natural science or dogmatics. A sustained attack on Hegelianism, rationalism and idealism marking the historical turn of philosophy away from the system and toward individual subjectivity, away from 'being' and toward 'existence', and thus ushering into existence the modern age in philosophy long before the fact would ever be registered by the world at large. One of the liveliest philosophical treatises of such magnitude ever penned." (Wronoski, p. 19) Late 19th Century (?) blue card covers with tan spine and small, black on white printed label. Title page with five inch semi-circular water stain to upper inside edge which continues with diminishing prominence until page 60. An untrimmed copy with minimal foxing. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas with Notices of the French Occupation of Tahiti and the Provisional Cession of the Sandwich Islands to Lord Paulet. [Two Volumes in One.]

      New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. 8vo., 325 pp., Very Good, Blue Leather on Blue Cloth (modern commercial binding), with minor stains, rubbing, & edge wear on covers; marginal foxing throughout, ink blotches, & staining in text block; staining on end papers & edges of text block; some pencil scribbles on end papers; shelf wear. Illustrated. Provenance: John Ruyle [bookplate]. Title page for Vol. II appears after p. 166. First US Edition, preceding publication of First Edition (issued in the UK) by a few days.

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        An Album of Original Watercolors of Peoples of South America and Polynesia while on Tour of Duty in the Pacific, aboard H.M.S. Talbot, October 1843 - October 1846

      4to., (8 x 6 inches). One fine window-mounted pen and ink drawing and 34 original watercolors (image size: 6 x 4 inches), inscribed with captions beneath the images and extensively on the verso and signed and dated by Burney. 20th-century half brown morocco, gilt (extremities a bit rubbed). The fine watercolors depict the exotic peoples, and their costumes and their customs, encountered by Lieut., Burney of the Royal Marines during his tour of duty in the Pacific aboard the corvette H.M.S. Talbot. The majority of the watercolors are copies executed by a local artist of the people of Lima, but Burney also records images from life of Chili, Mexico, Peru; and of particular interest Hawaii and the Sandwich Islands: Peru. "Llamas. Waiting till they are Laden. July 30th 1846" Peru. "A Llama being laden. August 5th 1846" "A Mexican Woman making Tortillas. (The Bread of the Country." August 8th 1846. Mexico. "A Man dragging a Cask of Water. Mazatlan. August 9th 1846" "Mexicans. July 13th 1846" "Peruvians. July 12th 1846" Mazatlan, San Blas. Mexico. "A Muletier carrying a bale of Grass. Aug. 10th 1846." "An Hawaiian Carrying Jarro Roots and Poe. Aug. 18th 1846" "A Sandwich Island (Girl) on Horseback. Aug. 1846" "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands. 1845. Aug. 21st 1846" "A Canoe of the Sandwich Islands under sail. Aug 22nd 1846" Chili. "A Chilena [sic] Gentleman Riding on the Plyantia on the 19th of September 1846. Valparaiso. October 10th 1846" H.M.S. Talbot under the command of Captain Sir Thomas Thompson, Bart., was active in the Pacific for much of the 1840s, protecting British interests in the area against those of the French and the Americans. On November 28th of 1843 Britain and France had signed an agreement "to consider the Sandwich Islands as an Independent State, and never to take possession, neither directly or under the title of Protectorate, or under any other form, of any part of the territory of which they are composed." (from the Proclamation). The Talbot is recorded as being present on numerous occasions in the Sandwich Islands between 1843 and 1845, following a brief period of British rule there, and in Tahiti - most famously in January of 1843 when the corvette saluted the old Tahitian flag with its guns in defiance of the French protectorate.. Book.

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        ELOGI di Liguri illustri. Seconda edizione riordinata, corretta ed accresciuta da Cappellano nella R. Marineria Sarda, membro della Soc. Ar. d'Atene.

      Pontheni,, Genova, 1846 - 3 voll. in-8, pp. VIII, 464; (4), 406, (2); XII, 388, bross. edit. Con ritr. di C. Colombo in antip. al primo vol. Imp. raccolta di biografie che l'A. pubblicò con la collaborazione di molti eruditi e considerato sino ai nostri giorni uno strumento utile per la storia letteraria ligure. Lozzi 2277. Due dorsi difettosi ma ottimo esempl. a fogli chiusi. [260]

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        LIFE OF THE AMIR DOST MOHAMMED KHAN OF KABUL. With his Political Proceedings towards the English, Russian, and Persian Governments, including the Victory and Disasters of the British Army in Afghanistan

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. London. 1846. FIRST EDITION. 2 VOLUMES. 8vo. (9.1 x 6 inches). 19 lithographic portraits, printed on India paper and mounted. Publisher's forest green fine combed cloth, title gilt to spines, blind panelling and central lozenge to the boards, mid-cream surface-paper endpapers. Very slightly rubbed, some off-setting from the plates, but overall a superb set in the original cloth. A remarkably well-preserved set of this highly desirable work. ----- Perhaps the key source for political and diplomatic background to the First Afghan War. Mohan Lal was "Bokhara" Burnes's most important intelligence operative, travelling extensively in Persia and Afghanistan and running a string of agents for the British. In 1841, as the situation in Kabul became critical, Lal tried to warn Burnes of the fact that he was the focus of rising discontent, but the Englishman foolishly believed that he would be able to talk his way out of the situation. Lal escaped the ensuing bloodbath, continuing to supply information from the Afghan capital. In 1844 he visited Scotland to return some papers to the Burnes family, the Montrose Review describing him then in glowing, if condescending, terms; "He is a very handsome man, of 28 years; and, when arrayed in the costly and gorgeous costume of his country, affords a favourable specimen of the Asiatic. But this is the least of his merits: his countenance beams with intelligence, and his intercourse with Europeans has enabled him to adapt himself, with perfect tact, to all their habits and modes of thinking, so that he can sustain with ease and propriety his part in any general conversation. We understand he has been urgently recalled to London â€Â¦" He remained in London for some time, the present work being written there and dedicated with permission to Queen Victoria, but he never received the recognition from the British government that he felt he deserved. As a result of his service in Muslim countries, he had been excommunicated by the Kashmiri Pandit community, eventually converting to Islam, he died an isolated and embittered man in Delhi in 1877.

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        The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems

      Cambridge: John Owen. 1846. First. First edition. Bound by Stikeman and Co. in three quarter green morocco with marbled endpapers, raised bands, and top edge gilt. Very good plus with mild wear to the extremities and along the front hinge. With a laid in Autograph Note Initialed by Longfellow to his publisher James T. Fields, dated 1875: "My Dear Fields, I cannot do it. I had rather fight the battle of Bunker's Hill. You must manage the matter for me. If Mr. Alden will give the sum you mention, he shall have the poem. Your Centennial friend, H.W.S." The note, evidently removed a little unevenly from a small notebook, is very good with some clean creases from folding, a short and neat tear through the top of a single letter, and a little residue on the recto. Includes two well-known Longfellow compositions: "The Arrow and the Song" ("I shot an arrow in the air...") and "Retribution" ("Though the mills of God grind slowly"). BAL 12083. .

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        Lettres à Son Altesse Royale le Duc regnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux science morales et politiques.

      Bruxelles: M. Hayez, 1846. - 3 leaves, iv, 450 pp. Recent 3/4 morocco and cloth, with original front wrapper bound in (note: the photo shows the wrapper prior to rebinding). A Very Good, uncut, large copy (183 mm x 275 mm), largely in its original state. 'This book is really an original, if elementary, treatise on probability and social statistics, written in the form of a series of letters to the Belgian king's two nephews, Ernst (the duke to whom the book was dedicated) and Albert (who by 1846 was husband to Queen Victoria of Great Britain). Quetelet had tutored the two in the 1830's, and in writing his book as a series of letters he was adopting a form that had been used with great success by Euler in 1768, with Letters to a German Princess' (Stigler, History of Statistics, p. 206). 'In his autobiography Galton explains how he first encountered Quetelet's statistical methods in 1863, two years before the publication of his first article on heredity. He had immediately been attracted to Quetelet's examination of the 'law of deviation from an average,' which he had discovered when reading the 1849 English translation of Quetelet's 1846 book Lettres à Son Altesse Royale le Duc regnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux science morales et politiques. . . . In his 1846 Lettres, Quetelet used [Laplace's curve of 'possible error'] to interpret anthropomorphic data, thus giving it a new methodological significance, as has been pointed out by Stigler. Quetelet used Laplace's theorem to determine whether a series of real objects (and not mere measures) could be considered homogeneous. Laplace's theorem implied that a group of measures affected by the same major causes, and varying only in terms of many minor, accidental causes, should be distributed according to Gauss' law. Quetelet's innovation was to use the Gaussian distribution as a way of detecting groups of homogeneous objects. He thus made explicit what had previously been merely implicit in Laplace's work: a Gaussian (or 'normal' distribution) is a necessary and sufficient condition of homogeneity. The Laplace-Gauss law thus left the arcane realm of the estimation of error (in the measurement of a given object) to become a tool for detecting homogeneity in groups of real objects. In particular, it became a method for identifying 'populations' as objective entities. If, for example, the chest size or stature of soldiers was approximately distributed according to Gauss' law, this would indicate that it was a real population, within which variation was merely accidental. For Quetelet, a Gaussian distribution revealed both order in apparent chaos, and also an underlying ideal type that nature tries to attain, implying that variation has no real significance. This would also explain why Darwin, if he did read Quetelet, would hardly have been attracted by his concept of a 'population' ' (Jean Gayon, Darwinism's Struggle for Survival: Heredity and the Hypothesis of Natural Selection, tr. by Matthew Cobb, 1998, pp. 117-8). 'Quetelet is credited with the first published visual images of normal and skewed probability distributions' (Judy L. Klein, Statistical Visions in Time: A History of Time Series Analysis, 1662-1938, 1997, p. 164). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Precis iconographique de medecine operatoire. . . First edition, inscribed by both authors

      Paris: Megignon-Marvis, 1846. <p>Rare Presentation Copy of the First Edition</p><p> Bernard, Claude (1813-73) & Huette, Charles. Precis iconographique de medecine operatoire et d&#39;anatomie chirurgicale. 8vo. [4] xxvi [2], 488pp. Engraved frontispiece of Vesalius with printed tissue guard, issued only to subscribers, 113 engraved plates printed in sepia, most hand-colored. The plates are in two series, the first numbered 1-25, and the second 1-80; the second series includes eight additional plates numbered 44bis, 51bis, 51ter, 54bis, 54ter, 62bis, 62ter and 63bis. Paris: Mequignon-Marvis, 1846. 188 x 117 mm. Quarter calf, gilt spine, rebacked in facsimile of original binding; boxed. Lightly foxed throughout, but very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the half-title: <b>"A mon ami / A. Molinard /Cl. Bernard Ch. Huette." </b>Boxed. </p><p>First Edition, and rare in commerce. Bernard and Huette&#39;s influential surgical textbook was one of the first of its kind to enjoy a world-wide market, and was still being reprinted at the end of the 19th century. Presentation copies of the first edition are extraordinarily rare; this is the only one that we have ever seen in 40 years of trading. Blocker, p. 34.

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        Lilium elegans, var. incomparabile, var. Alice Wilson

      Henry John Elwes (1846-1922) was a British botanist, naturalist and author, celebrated for his travels throughout Asia, including the Himalayan Mountains, with the Geographical Section of the British Association and noted for his collection of lily specimens. In 1880 Elwes published a spectacular collection of prints depicting various species of one of the world's favorite flowers, the lily.The “Monograph of the Genus Lilium” is the result of a collaborative effort, the organization and text by Elwes and the images by renowned botanical illustrator Walter Hood Fitch. Although Fitch's drawings for Elwes' “Genus Lilium” were the last great works of his career, in his lifetime, Fitch produced nearly 10,000 illustrations.This hand-colored folio size lithograph,Lilium elegans, var. incomparabile, var. Alice Wilson, measures 21.75” x 15” and is in mint condition. This lily is richly colored with a vibrant green stem and full leaves and large red and yellow flowers. The blooming flowers are expertly detailed and naturalistically rendered on this superb lithograph.

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        A Day&#39;s Ramble in an About the Ancient Town of Lewes

      Published by Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, London First Edition 1846. London 1846. First edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original chestnut brown cloth covers bound by Remnant & Edmonds of London, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel. 8vo. 7&#39;&#39; x 4½&#39;&#39;. Contains 157 printed pages of text followed by a list of works by Dr. Mantell. Frontispiece shows Dovecote of Lewes Priory, vignette to the title page showing the Western Keep of Lewes Castle, seven other monochrome figures. Small clipping about Lewes titled &#39;The Walke and Taulke About Lewes&#39; has been adhered to the bottom of page 147. Armorial bookplate of Ernest Bryan Gipps to the front paste down, a little age spotting to the preliminaries, 20 mm splitting of the upper joint to the foot of the spine, corners turned-in and in Very Good clean condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Coloured Illustrations Of British Birds, And Their Eggs.

      (Vols. I-II:) London: G.W.Nickisson, 1842-44 & (Vols. III-VII:) London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1846-47-48-49-50. - 7 Volumes. 8vo. pp. iv, 230; iv, 233, [1]; iv, 240; iv, 215, [1]; iv, 192; iv, 185; viii, 206. 432 lithographed plates, comprising 322 hand-coloured plates of birds, 102 hand-coloured plates of eggs, & 8 outline plates. wood-engraved title vignettes. An attractive set, bound in 19th century calf, gilt backs (split in lower front joint of Vol. I). First Octavo Edition. Of the first folio edition (1835-50), Casey Wood remarked: "With the possible exception of Lord Lilford's Birds, this is the finest and most complete atlas of portraits of British avifauna (with their eggs) ever published." The number of egg plates in the set varies, there usually being only 102 as here. Anker p. 58. Casey Wood p. 462. Fine Bird Books 94. Freeman 2563. Mullens & Swann pp. 403-04. Nissen 628. Zimmer II p. 433. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches.

      Welsh Manuscript Society, Llandovery 1846 - Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches; Between the Years 1586 and 1613, under the Authority of Clarencieux and Norroy, Two Kings at Arms, By Lewys Dwnn, Deputy Herald at Arms; Transcribed from the Original Manuscripts, and Edited, with. 2 Volumes. In the original green cloth with embossed covers, spine has been relaid, keeping the original labels. Volume 1 - 340 pp + errata. Some very minimal foxing to the first 2 pages. Has a wonderful frontipiece by WL Walton of the Hirlas or drinking horn, presented by King Henry VII to Davydd ab Ieuan of Llwyn Davydd in Cardigan. Volume 2 - 370 pp with a frontispiece showing facsimiles of Autographs. A wonderful and informative book. Meyrick, Sir Samuel Rush (1783-1848), antiquary and historian of arms and armour, born on 26 August 1783, was the only surviving son of John Meyrick (d. 1805), FSA, agent, of Great George Street, Westminster, and Peterborough House, Fulham, and of his wife, Hannah (d. 1832), daughter and coheir of Samuel Rush of Ford House, Hertfordshire, and Chislehurst, Kent. He matriculated from Queen's College, Oxford, in 1800 and graduated BA in 1804, then proceeded MA and BCL in 1810, and DCL in 1811. On 3 October 1803 he married Mary (c.1784-1818), the daughter of James Parry of Llwyn Hywel, Cardiganshire. This early marriage offended his father, who arranged that his property should bypass his son and devolve to his son's children. There was in the event only one son, Llewelyn (1804-1837), who died unmarried before his father; the property then passed to Sir Samuel. His last published work was an edition of Lewis Dwnn's Heraldic Visitation of Wales, for the Society for the Publication of Ancient Welsh Manuscripts (1846). Meyrick died at Goodrich Court on 2 April 1848, and was buried in the churchyard of St Giles's Church there. His property was left to his second cousin Lieutenant-Colonel Augustus Meyrick. The armour was exhibited in Manchester in 1857 and at the South Kensington Museum in 1868, being arranged on both occasions by Planché. The museum failed to buy the collection when it was offered for £50,000, and about 1871 Colonel Meyrick's son and heir sold both the armoury and the art treasures at Goodrich Court. Many of the pieces were bought by the Paris dealer and collector Frederic Spitzer, and some were later acquired by Sir Richard Wallace and are now in the Wallace Collection. Goodrich Court itself was demolished in 1950. (ODNB) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1846 - Includes: 1. Winter in the frozen sea. 2. Winter in a secure harbour. 3. Winter in a snow hut. An introduction notice on the North-West Passage, and an appendix on Sir John Franklin's expedition. 315 pp. dark brown leather spine and brown cloth covered boards bdg. with blind & gilt-stamped spine. Illustrated with b/w fold-out map as frontispice and 34 b/w illus. on plates and in text. (scuffed edges spine & corners with worn through small spots at bottom corners of boards, paper yellowed at edges and soiled at edges in places, slightly foxed in some places, overall clean and tight)Please contact us directly for a full description. Photo scan available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      DIDIER 1846 - RO30078507: 424 + 408 + 394 + 435 + 404 pages. Titre, auteur, tomaison, filets dorés sur le dos cuir chagrin bordeaux. In-12 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 940-Histoire générale de l'Europe [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Paris, Lib. de Don Vicente Salvá, 1846, 5 tomos en 4º mayor holandesa bien realizada, XLVIII+182+572, X+616, X+684, X+747 y 2 h.+500 págs.

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        Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas

      Wiley and Putnam, New York 1846 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. BAL's binding variant A [no priority]. Two parts bound in one, as issued, in the publisher's original brown cloth with patterned endpapers. There's some wear at the extremities and the cloth at the joints is just starting in a couple of places. There is also a larger chip to the cloth at the head of the spine [a half an inch deep and a quarter to three-eighths of an inch wide], and some light to moderate foxing throughout. . The bookplate of Charles MacA. Willcox is affixed to the front pastedown, and that of Samuel Fisher Babbitt, once affixed, is now loose and laid in. A good, unsophisticated copy. One of only 500 copies of the clothbound issue of the First American Edition of Melville's First book. The entire edition was 2000, but 1500 of these were bound in paper wrappers, which rarely survive, making this one of the most difficult Melville titles to find in original condition. BAL 13653.

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        Oliver Twist.

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1846 - "A New Edition, Revised and Corrected." First edition in one volume. Tall 8vo., full contemporary tan calf, raised bands, elaborate gilt compartments, leather spine labels, gilt and blindstamped borders, inner dentelles gilt, A.E.G., xii, 311pp. With 24 plates. Light foxing throughout, plates foxed with browning at the perimeter, plate at page 85 repaired, minor repair to upper board, a touch of rubbing but this is still an attractive copy. Sadleir 696c, Gimbel A39. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Teatro social del siglo XIX por Fray Gerundio

      - Literatura española. Otros géneros. Siglo XIX. (860-7"18") Teatro.(82-2) Literatura española. Novela corta. Cuento literario. Siglo XIX. (860-32"18") Mellado. Madrid. 1846? 23 cm. 432 páginas. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal con lomo en piel estampado y nervios. Lafuente, Modesto 1806-1866 . Manchas de óxido . GD21 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'arte di reggere i fiumi. Tradotta dal tedesco ed ampliata con la descrizione dei lavori sul Reno dall'ingegnere Rinaldo Nicoletti dottore in matematica ed ufficiale dell'imp. reg. governativo dipartimento del Genio per le provincie Venete

      G. Antonelli, Venezia 1846 - Tre parti (ciascuna con proprio frontespizio) in un volume in 8°(16,5 x 25) in mezza pelle coeva; titoli e fregi oro al dorso; pp. (2), XVI, 756, (2); IV tabelle e XX tavole più volte ripiegate fuori testo; eccellente stato di conservazione.

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        Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. Illustré par Jean Gigoux. Lazarille de Tormes. Traduit par L. Viardot. Illustré par Meissonier

      J. L. Dubochet, Paris 1846 - Folio, frontis grabado, LV p., 629 p. profusamente ilustradas. Bella encuadernación romantica en tela, con lomo y planos ricamente adornados con dorados. Cortes dorados. Ex-libris. Puntos de óxido en algunas páginas. Buen ejemplar. Volumen que engloba dos célebres novelas picarescas y costumbristas: la novela anónima, inacabada, que narra la historia del pícaro Lazarillo de Tormes, crítica despiadada de los vicios y actitudes hipócritas de la sociedad del momento, en especial la de clérigos y religiosos, y el no menos célebre Gil Blas de Santillana, una narración considerada como una historia moral del hombre, con una visión muy crítica de la sociedad. Ejemplar muy ilustrado con bellos grabados, viñetas e iniciales dibujados por Gigoux y Meissonier. Literatura francesa. Novela francesa. Literatura española. Novela española. French literature. French novel. Spanish literature. Spanish novel.

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      1846 - With Vignette Illustrations on Wood by Samuel Palmer. London: Published for the Author by Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 2 pp undated preliminary ads plus 2 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth. First Edition of Dickens's account of his 1844 tour of Italy.~His description of the coaching trips which took him from place to place for five months is full of wonderful observations of his fellow-men. His account of a public execution in Rome is remarkable -- his emotional reaction is held firmly in control but revulsion at the whole proceeding is implicit in every line. [CGEL]~Smith cites bindings both of fine-diaper cloth and of horizontally-ribbed cloth (no priority -- see his Note 3); there are also copies in vertically-ribbed cloth. This copy is in horizontally-ribbed cloth, and is in near-fine condition (volume slightly aslant, front endpaper slightly cracked, one small front-cover spot). PICTURES FROM ITALY used to be rather common, but attractive copies such as this are becoming increasingly scarce. Smith II pp 44-58. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pictorial History of England Being the History of the People, as Well as a History of the Kingdom. BC55 - 1820. Eight volume set [together with] Martineau's History of England in three volumes

      Charles Knight, London 1846 - 887pp, 907pp, 911pp, 856pp, 688pp, 729pp, 774pp, 733pp, 390pp, ccccxpp, 721pp., B/w engraved plates and copious line drawings within the text. Handsome edition. Published 1846 - 1850. Heavy set: shipping supplement may apply. G +: in good condition (plus) without dust jackets as issued. Sm. chip to gilt spine of one volume. Some edge-wear and rubbing to some volumes. occasional scattered foxing within. Marbled endpapers and edges Half leather cover with tooled gilt spines and marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dix ans à la Cour du Roi Louis-Philippe, et Souvenirs du temps de l'Empire et de la Restauration.

      Berlin-Paris, Voss et Renouard 1846 - 3 tomes en 1 vol. in-8, demi-basane noire, dos lisse orné (rel. de l'époque). Cuir désseché. Ex-libris Bibliothèque du Franc-Port. Édition originale rare. Bertier, 27. "Ses mémoires sont à lire avec beaucoup de circonspection, l'auteur cherchant toujours à se donner le beau rôle et à se présenter comme un philanthrope. Mais on y trouve cependant bien des indications intéressantes. Appert eu notamment Alexandre Dumas à son service comme secrétaire et connut bien Raoux, un des quatre "sergents" de La Rochelle". Également important pour la Monarchie de Juillet. Concernant l'Empire, Tulard, 29. "Seuls les premiers chapitres du tome 1 intéressent la période impériale : le sacre, la Normandie sous l'Empire, une visite de l'Empereur à Choisy, le mariage avec Marie-Louise, le roi de Rome, le désastre de Russie, 1815. Mais l'intérêt en est très mince".

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        Travels and Travellers

      Paris A. and W. Galignani and Co., 1846 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Travels and Travellers A Series of Sketches is a scarce travel book by Mrs. Frances Trollope, the mother of Anthony Trollope. First Europeanedition. Frances Milton Trollope (1779 - 1863) was an English novelist and writer who published as Mrs. Trollope or Mrs. Frances Trollope. Her first book, Domestic Manners of the Americans (1832) has been the best known, but she also published strong social novels: an anti-slavery novel said to influence the work of the American Harriet Beecher Stowe, the first industrial novel, and two anti-Catholic novels that used a Protestant position to examine self-making. Condition: Rebound in a half cloth binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and occasional marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with scattered foxing and the odd handling mark. Overall: GOOD.

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