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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. .

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        The Adventures of Congo in Search of His Master,

      Munroe & Francis (1846), Boston - Second American edition (from the Preface). 12mo. 168pp. Original ribbed cloth; gilt spine. Illustrated with wood engravings. Ownership name and date of 1867. A very faint dampstain at the lower corner else a fine copy. The story of Congo, a slave, based on fact, whose travels took him to the British Isle. First published in 1823 anonymously. See Osborne, p. 229, for the third British edition. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London, printed for the editor and published by John Churchill, 1846.2 volumes for 1846, complete set, 4to, approximately 280 x 195 mm, 11 x 7½ inches, illustrations and diagrams in the text, pages: (2), 726; (2), 714, both volumes include index at rear, bound in original publisher's dark green diamond grain blind stamped cloth, gilt lettered spine. Spines very slightly faded, gilt bright, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, light spotting to endpapers and to title page of Volume 2, occasional small red ink stamp of the Lancet Newspaper to lower corners, occasional very light browning, pale foxing and creasing. A very good set in the original publisher's cloth. In Volume 2 December 26 there is a brief mention of the discovery by surgeons in Boston USA of the anaesthetic properties of ether; Punishment by Flogging, The Medical History of the late Frederick J. White Hussars; Military Flogging and its Effects on the Blood; The Frauds of Mesmerism; Commentary on the Hindoo System of Medicine; Duty of the Profession to Exterminate Quackery; The Royal Society, and Anatomy of the Duck - Billed Platypus, etc, etc.MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        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. Fremont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss ; compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846, by order of the Senate of the United States.

      E. Weber & Co. Lithographer,, Baltimore: 1846 - First issue of the first map "to show the Oregon Trail accurately with great detail" (Rumsey); "An extraordinary map by a master cartographer" (Graff). "Used by many of the overland trail parties, and published only three years before the gold rush, it was based on the 1,670 mile journey of 1842-3 lead by John Charles Fremont, from the Missouri to the Columbia Rivers, by the cartographer Charles Preuss. "This valuable overland guide map must not be confused with those found in Fremont’s reports. Preuss was topographer on the "Pathfinder’s" first Fremont expedition and herein records the daily stopping places with notes on the country, water, wood, game, Indians, and other subjects of interest or reasons for caution along the way. Each of the seven map-sections has its own separate title together with observations and extracts from Fremont’s Report relevant to the portion of the route depicted." One of the observations pertains to the Great Salt Lake: "one of the wonders of nature, and perhaps without a rival in the world". There was a second issue of this map, contained in the 1849 Rockwell report. This is the original 1846 separate issue, with the lithographer's imprint (E. Weber & Co., Baltimore) present, sheets III and VI properly numbered, etc. The maps follow the following route - Section I: Kansas; Section II, Nebraska; Section VI (i.e. Section III) Nebraska & Wyoming; Section IV Wyoming & Idaho; Section V Wyoming & Idaho; Section III (i.e. Section VI): Idaho; Section VII: Idaho, Oregon & Washington. Seven uncolored lithographed sheets bound together at the right margin. The sheets are bright and clean, in remarkably good condition with two old folds, one horizontal & one vertical. With a light water mark at the bottom right hinge, only lightly affecting a couple of images. At some stage, a diagonal slit traversing the verso of the first three sheets has been expertly repaired with Japanese tissue paper, so well done that it is barely detectable on the front. The fourth sheet has an "L" shaped repair from the left margin to the center fold. A couple of small hole repairs to verso of last sheet; some intermittent light water stains at the horizontal fold. All faults mentioned do not detract from this highly desirable, very nice copy. 26 3/8 x 16 ", bound on the right margin with green paper, as issued. Wheat 523, Rumsey 2773.001-.007, Streeter Sale 3100, Wagner-Camp 115, note. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scenes In The Rocky Mountains, and in Oregon, California, New Mexico, Texas, and The Grand Prairies

      Carey & Hart, Philadelphia 1846 - 8vo., (7 2/8 x 4 6/8 inches). Large folding map ". of Oregon, California, New Mexico, N.W. Texas, & the proposed Territory of Ne-Braska. 1846" (unevenly browned, short repairs near the gutter) (a few pale mostly marginal stains). Original brown cloth decorated in blind (rebacked preserving the original spine). Provenance: Near contemporary penciled ownership inscription of Nicholas Moritz on the front free endpaper. First edition, second issue (with page numbers 77-88, 270-271, and 302 correctly placed in outer margin). Preceded by a limited issue of 100 copies in wrappers published without the map. The celebrated map is the first to show the new Oregon boundary, the earliest delineations of "Ne-braska" and the ever increasingly used routes to California. Sage's is an "intelligent narrative of extensive travels from the Platte to the Arkansas, including the best contemporary account of Snively's abortive land-pirate expedition" (Howes). Cowan pp. 548-9; Field 1345; "Fifty Texas Rarities" 30; Graff 3633; Howes S-16 ("b"); Mintz 402; Rader 2870; Sabin 74892; Streeter V:3049; Wagner-Camp-Becker 123:1; Wheat "Mapping the Transmississippi West" 527; Wheat "Maps of the California Gold Rush" 30. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        POEMS

      Carey and Hart, Philadelphia 1846 - Quarto (5-3/4" x 9") bound in publisher's full black gilt-decorated morocco leather, recently and neatly rebacked retaining the original spine, 415 pages. Illustrated with an engraved title page and numerous other full-page plates by D. Huntington engraved by various American artists. A rare Presentation Copy from Longfellow INSCRIBED in the poet's distinct hand: "Dr. Campbell/with the regards of/The Author./June 1847." Plates are foxed to various degrees; otherwise, the contents are quite clean. Very Good or better with a rare inscription by Longfellow [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The United Irishmen; Their Lives And Times.Third Series.

      Dublin: James Duffy, 1846. - 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xi, 418; 1 p.l., 350; vii, 318. 11 engraved portraits. untrimmed in original blind-stamped cloth (cloth somewhat soiled, some foxing to plates & adjacent leaves). First Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT RECORDING THE HIDES AND TALLOW RECEIVED BY CALIFORNIA PIONEER AND PROMINENT MERCHANT, WILLIAM HEATH DAVIS, AND RECORDING THE BRANDS ON THE HIDES].

      Yerba Buena [i.e. San Francisco]. September 21, 1846. - Manuscript text and brand marks on a sheet of paper, 7 x 8 1/2 inches. Old folds. Near fine. A very early example of California cattle brands, the earliest Trans-Mississippi brand record that we have ever encountered. The document is headlined, "Inspected the following hides & tallow for Mr. William Heath Davis with the vent marks." William Heath Davis (1822-1909) was born in Hawaii and settled in California, working first for his merchant uncle and then developing businesses for himself. He became a wealthy merchant, ship owner, and rancher, and was also an early settler of San Diego. The present document records the inspection of 51 hides and five bags of tallow belonging to Davis. In his memoirs, Davis describes the process by which merchants received animal hides and tallow (the tallow being used for candles and soap) from ranchers in exchange for payment for goods. He also describes how merchants would race to collect their debt first, before the other creditors came to the ranchers seeking payment. It is likely that the present document was produced at an instance when Davis received a large payment of hides and tallow, which needed to be inspected for quality, quantity, and provenance. Significantly, the document reproduces the seven vent marks used on the hides. A vent mark was used by cattlemen to visibly quit their claim to branded cattle, usually by altering the existing brand, which by its nature could not be erased. Also inspected were five bags of tallow, and the four marks used on those bags are also recorded. The document is dated September 21, 1846, and is signed by E. Ward Pell, "Inspector General." An early example of California cattle brands, and an interesting document illustrating the business operations of the important merchant, William Heath Davis. William Heath Davis, SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS IN CALIFORNIA (San Francisco. 1929), pp. 246-247 and passim.

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

      John B. Semans, printer, Lafayette, In 1846 - Original half cloth and plain paper boards (covers rubbed, spine label damaged), cloth chemise, half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt A very rare key overland guide, in very good original condition. One of the earliest and rarest of overland guide books to the Oregon Trail, chronologically the second such guide, preceded only by the Hastings guide of 1845. The authors went overland to Oregon in 1843. Winter went to California the following year, then returned to Indiana, where he arranged to publish this guidebook in time for the 1846 emigrant season. The guide provides a detailed account of the 1843 trip, a long description of Oregon, Winter's route to California, the Bear Flag movement, gold at Santa Barbara, and of northern California. The return route from California is also described, and there is a table of distances in the rear. Winter eventually settled in the Napa-Sonoma area. This is the issue with corrected text on pages 26 and 36. A rarity, afforded a "d" by Howes, who calls it "one of the greatest of early overland narratives." A key guide and important work of Western Americana. Cowan I, p.315; Graff 2221; Howes J142, "d."; Sabin 36260; Streeter Sale 3145; Wagner-Camp 122. 152pp. (Scattered spotting). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPH in THE ART-UNION, monthly journal of the fine arts and the arts, decorative, ornamental. Volume the eighth

      London, Palmer & Clayton, January to December 1846.. FIRST EDITION 1846, 4to, approximately 280 x 225 mm, 11 x 9 inches, illustrated throughout, 2 colour plates, 338 pages, bound in half calf over marbled sides, patterned gilt dividing lines, gilt raised bands, heavily gilt in compartments, gilt lettered brown morocco label, edges and endpapers marbled. Spine edges and corners very slightly rubbed, tiny binder's label on front pastedown, a couple of pages faintly unevenly browned, occasionaL light foxing to margins of plates, slight offsetting opposite colour plates, small closed tear to upper corner of page 189, repaired neatly, no loss, a very good clean sturdy copy. At page 143 in the number for June 1st is an original tissue guarded mounted photograph by Fox Talbot, known as a Talbotype or calotype, 180 x 130 mm, 7 x 5¼ inches, with a small printed label on reverse of mount: "Patent Talbotype or Sun Pictures". It shows 8 small porcelain figures and vases on 2 shelves. The photograph is in very good condition with normal fading, the mount has a little pale foxing. The photograph illustrates a 2 page article on the calotype process and Fox Talbot's part in its development. There is a further 1 page article on page 195: The Application of the Talbotype. At the end of this article the publisher's state "that the whole of the Talbotypes issued with the June number of the Art-Union were taken from the actual objects they represent; they were strictly copies from Nature; in no case had a print been made use of for the purpose of transfer. It is needless to state that prints or drawings may be easily multiplied by this process; but Mr Talbot in selecting examples for our Journal, carefully omitted all specimens of that class - confining himself entirely to SUN-PICTURES FROM NATURE". Public interest was so great that several negatives had to be used successively for an edition that ran to 7000 copies. This is the first example of a periodical illustrated by a photograph. William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), began experimenting with capturing images on light-sensitive paper around 1834, and patented the calotype in 1840. It was the first instance of a photograph secured on paper and produced with paper negatives, which allowed for multiple copies of the same image to be made, as opposed to the daguerreotype invented by L. J. M. Daguerre in 1839. In 1845 Talbot published "The Pencil of Nature," the first book to be illustrated with photographs. Gernsheim, The History of Photography, page 173-4; Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875 by Helmut Gernsheim, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Traité de nosographie médicale.

      Baillère, Paris 1846 - 5 volumes. Demi cuir de Russie bronze de l'époque, dos lisses richement ornés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Remarkable Criminal Trials

      John Murray, London 1846 - This book is in very good to fine condition. It is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1". All pages are in tact. The covers are in green leather with gold embellishments. The fore-edge is ini keeping with the book, it is a three-panel single fore-edge showing different forms of fatal punishment: Beheading, hanging and the guillotine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Gunter's Prairie, Cherokee Nation. 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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        STATE OF MAINE, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, AUGUSTA, MAY 29, 1846. TO THE CITIZENS OF MAINE.STATE OF MAINE. HEAD QUARTERS, AUGUSTA, MAY 29, 1846. GENERAL ORDER.[caption titles].

      [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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        DICCIONARIO GEOGRÁFICO ESTADISTICO HISTÓRICO DE ESPAÑA Y SUS POSESIONES DE ULTRAMAR. 16 Tomos. Completa.

      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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        CARTA DE PASCUAL MADOZ DIRIGIDA AL CONDE DE RIPALDA (1846)

      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]

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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. .

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        HERALDIC VISITATIONS OF WALES

      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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        BELFRY OF BRUGES AND OTHER POEMS

      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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        REINEKE FUCHS (REYNARD THE FOX)

      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]

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        THE BELFRY OF BRUGES AND OTHER POEMS

      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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Berlin], 30. III. 1846. - 1¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. An den späteren Diplomaten Harry von Arnim (1824-1881), der nach Abschluß seines Studiums im Begriff war, mit seinem Onkel, dem preußischen Gesandten Heinrich von Arnim, nach Paris zu gehen: "[.] Sie haben meinen Kindern Ihren Hausrath anvertraut. Diese haben ihn benüzt und zu ihrem Lieblingsameublement erkoren; Sie aber haben ihn noch lange nicht nötig indem Sie in die große Stadt Paris gehen, und wenn Sie wiederkommen werden Sie vielleicht als selbstständiger Staatsmann einen ganz andern train de vie führen als daß Ihre Studentenmoebel noch einigen Werth für Sie haben könnten als den der Erinnerung. - Da ich nun darauf hoffe daß Sie dieser Erinnerung auch bei uns ein Genüge leisten werden, als Hausfreund und Verwandter, so finden Sie ja die Moebel immer wieder am rechten Ort. Und Sie werden mir nicht entgegen sein wenn ich sie als rechtmässiges Eigenthum besitzen will. In meinem Testament soll dafür gesorgt werden daß wenn Wir allenfalls aussterben (was bei einer so muthwilligen Race sehr wünschenswerth für einen in den Fußstapfen des Herrn wandelnden Staat sein würde und also auch für Sie nützlich der sich zum Staatsmann bildet) diese Moebel als Erinnerungszeichen muthwilliger heiterer Jugendjahre wieder Ihnen anheim fallen sollen [.]". Ein ihr gleichfalls anvertrauter Teppich sei den Motten zum Opfer gefallen: "[.] Ich stehe beschämt vor Ihnen und bekenne daß wenn Sie mich für kein Genie anerkennen, ich mit Ihnen einverstanden sein muß. Und wenn einstens die Nachwelt sagen wird, nicht einen Teppich konnte sie vor Mottenfraß bewahren, und doch war ihre Zeit in Dubio ob sie Praktisch sei oder nicht [.]". - Stellenweise gering fleckig.

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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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        THE ADVENTURES OF OLIVER TWIST.

      - 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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        WONDERFUL STORIES FOR CHILDREN

      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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        French Domestic Cookery, Combining Elegance with Economy. Describing new culinary implements and processes; the management of the table; instructions for carving; French, German, Polish, Spanish and Italian Cookery in Twelve Hundred Receipts. Besides a variety of new modes of keeping and restoring provisions, domestic hints, &c. management of wines, &c. With many engravings.

      London: David Bogue, Fleet Street, 1846 - London: David Bogue, Fleet Street, 1846. First English Edition. Hardback, crown 8vo. original blind stamped cloth, xi, 339pp. back strip worn and splitting and with a small piece missing from the top, covers a little marked. Inscription on front paste-down, a little very minor foxing but the main body of the contents, clean and bright. Very scarce. Bitting, 20, gives only the American edition; Oxford 177 (the printer&#146;s name is erroneously given as "Boyne"; This is the first adapted translation into English of Audot&#146;s enormously popular work "La Cuisine de la Campagne et de la Ville" written entirely for the housewife as opposed to the chef. The recipes are typical of the period incorporating, unusually for a French work, dishes from other countries including a section entitled "Cookery in the South of France, (Provence and Languedoc.)" Also included in the Entremets section of the main body of the work are some twenty-three recipes entitled English Entremets including the inevitable Plum Pudding and its Sauce, Bread-and-Butter Pudding, Wedding Cake (but not as we know it) and no less than five recipes for various Gooseberry dishes. The engravings are of culinary implements new, or little used. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Janet Clarke Books]
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