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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]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Biggio]
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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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        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

      Board of Customs 1846-48, London - 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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Reineke Fuchs [SIGNED]

      Verlag der Literarisch-artistischen Anstalt, München 1846 - Sm. folio. 256pp. Olive leather tooled & stamped in black and gold, protected by modern mylar jacket. Age wear and some staining on binding. Gilt gauffered edges. Silk moire endpapers. Bookplate of Baroness Rothschild, whose birth name was Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck (*), on inside of front board. Bookplate is a white and red embossed cartouche with the Rothchild family crest. Signed by Tessa Henckel Donnersmarck on free front endpaper. Illustrated half-title page. In 1794 Goethe adapted a medieval version of Reynard the Fox to produce this epic poem. Supposedly the poem is thought to have been influenced by the events of the French Revolution. Delightfully illustrated with 36 full-page steel engravings by the German artist Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1805-1874), as well as 24 woodcut-vignettes. Plates engraved by R. Rahn and A. Schleich. Includes the famous, humorous illustration which at the time was banned for moral reasons (following page 42). This plate is missing in most editions. Each engraving protected by tissue guard, foxing to tissue. Minor foxing to margin of plates, few plates slightly affected. Last page with "Register der Stahlstiche für den Buchbinder" (Register of the steel engravings for the bookbinder). Text in German, Gothic script. Very good condition. Tight copy in a beautiful binding with stunning gilt gauffered edges. * Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck (Baroness von Donnersmarck, 1902-1964) was the wife of Erich von Goldschmidt Rothschild (1899-1987). Erich was the son of Max von Goldschmidt whose marriage to Minna von Rothschild led to the combining and creation of the double name Goldschmidt-Rothschild. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John K King Used & Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Athena Rare Books ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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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]

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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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        HISTOIRE DE LA GASCOGNE depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à nos jours, dédiée à Monseigneur l'Archevêque d'Auch et à Nosseigneurs les Évêques de Bayonne, d'Aire et de Tarbes. [6 volumes].

      1846 - Auch, J. A. Portes [puis] Brun, 1846-50. Six volumes in-8 (143 X 220) demi-veau fauve, dos quatre nerfs ornés de filet perlé, petit fleuron doré dans les compartiments, filets gras et perlés dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin rouge et vert lierre, tranches jaspées (reliure de l'époque). Tome I : (3) ff. de faux-titre, titre et dédicace, VIII pages de préface, 448 pages ; Tome II : 500 pages (dont faux-titre et titre) ; Tome III : (1) f. de faux-titre, 507 pages (dont titre) ; Tome IV : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 467 pages ; Tome V : (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, 674 pages, (1) f. d'errata, (4) ff. de "table des matières du cinquième volume" numérotées pp. 485 à 491, (1) f. de table des matières du supplément ; Tome VI : 495 pages. Manquent les faux-titre et titre du tome VI, tampon encré ancien de colportage sur le premier feuillet des volumes IV et VI. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de ce monumental travail d'érudition, réalisé par le chanoine et historien français Jean-Justin Monlezun (1800-1859). Ce dernier, passionné par la recherche historique sur la Gascogne, put poursuivre ses recherches grâce à sa nomination par l'archevêque d'Auch au poste de chanoine titulaire de la cathédrale d'Auch. L'exemplaire est bien COMPLET de l'important supplément qui occupe les pages 483 à 674 du tome V, et qui manque souvent. BEL EXEMPLAIRE, bien relié à l'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Scenes in the Rocky Mountains And in Oregon, California, New Mexico, Texas, and the Grand Prairies; or Notes by the Way, During an Excursion of Three Years, with a Description of the Countries Passed Through, Including their Geography, Geology, Resources, Present Condition, and the Different Nations Inhabitind Them. By a New Englander.

      Philadelphia Carey & Hart 1846 - First Edition in Original Wrappers [SAGE, Rufus B.] Scenes in the Rocky Mountains, and in Oregon, California, New Mexico, Texas, and the Grand Prairies; or Notes by the Way, During an Excursion of Three Years, with a Description of the Countries Passed Through, Including their Geography, Geology, Resources, Present Condition, and the Different Nations Inhabitind Them. By a New Englander. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1846. First edition without author's name on title-page (later editions contain author's name on the title-page). Twelvemo (7 3/8 x 4 1/2 inches; 187 x 114 mm). xii, 13-303 pp. With folding map. This copy was sold at the Seibert sale in 1999 for $11,500. It is the only copy in wrappers, with the folding map to sell at auction since 1979. According to Graff (3633), only "The first hundred copies were issued in wrappers." In original yellow printed wrappers. Wrappers a bit soiled, and chipped. Previous owner's old ink inscription on front wrapper, and a mark from a removed label on front wrapper. Back wrapper with dampstaining. Top and bottom inch of spine chipped. Title a bit toned and upper corner missing less than a thumb nail size piece, not affecting text. Light dampstaining to the lower outer corner of the first several leaves. A small tear to outer margin of the map, not affecting the map. Still an excellent copy of the first edition of this book, particularly since "all editions are somewhat scarce" (Cowan). With the very rare folding map, usually lacking. Chemised and housed in a quarter red slipcase. [Together with]: An Autograph Letter Signed. 1 page,(9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches; 249 x 199 mm) New York, October 20 1845 Written by "F.Saunders" to Sage, informing him that Harper & Brothers will not be able to publish Scenes in the Rocky Mountains, "N York Oct 20/45/ Dear Sir, /I am instructed by Mrss Harper & Brothers/ to acknowledge reciept of your [?] of the 7th [?]/ and express their regret that the pressure of existing/ engagements render it impossible [?] for them to avail/ themselves of your kind offer of your proposed work/Doubtless such a work well executed would be very/ acceptable to the public at this moment when/ the public eye is directed to the [?] land of the Californias./ Repectfully yours/ F. Saunders./R.B. Sage Esq./ Upper Middletown Conn./Paine & Burgess of this city would doubtless be likely to meet your views" "Sage's map seems not to have been completed until after many copies of the early issues in wrappers had been distributed. Collectors, however, insist on its presence" (Howes). "Sage went to the Rocky Mountain country in 1841 primarily for his health. He worked for a fur company on the waters of the Platte and on White River, in present South Dakota, traveled as far as Taos, Fort Uintah and Fort Hall, saw much of the dying era of the fur trade, and engaged in one of the strangest filibustering escapades of the early West. In the summer of 1843 . . . a recruiting agent for the notorious Snively expedition from Texas against Santa Fe, one Captain Warfield, persuaded him and a few others to enlist. The gang (for that is precisely what is was, however it may have been titled) raided the town of Mora in New Mexico, only to be driven off, and Warfield and Snively finally threw in the songe when Captain Philip St. George Cooke, of the United States Army, captured and disarmed the Texas forces on the Arkansas" (Wheat). Cowan, p. 197. Howes S-16. Sabin 74892. Streeter 3049. Graff, 3633. HBS 65224. $16,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dombey and Son

      Bradbury and Evans 1846 - First Edition. An attractive set of the original 20 parts issued in 19 (#19 is a double issue) of the first edition Charles Dickens&#146; great work, DOMBEY AND SON, published in green printed wrappers by Bradbury and Evans in London from October, 1846, to April, 1848. This set includes 40 plates by H. K. Browne (&#147;Phiz&#148;), with the &#147;Dombey and Son Advertiser&#148; in each part. This is a near-fine set in with the spines intact and virtually no foxing. It is contained in a nice cloth presentation case. Overall, a lovely set in collector's condition. We buy Dickens First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WINTER IN THE ARCTIC REGIONS.

      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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        HISTOIRE DE LA CIVILISATION EN FRANCE DEPUIS LA CHUTE DE L'EMPIRE ROMAIN + HISTOIRE DE LA CIVILISATION EN EUROPE DEPUIS LA CHUTE DE L'EMPIRE ROMAIN JUSQU'A LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE- 5 TOMES

      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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        NOVISIMA RECOPILACION DE LAS LEYES DE ESPAÑA, MANDADA FORMAR POR EL SEÑOR DON CARLOS IV. Edición publicada por Don VICENTE SALVA, en la que van agregadas al fin LAS ORDENANZAS DE BILBAO

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

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

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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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        Typee :A Peep At Polynesian Life During a Four Month Residence in Valley of the Marquesas

      Wiley and Putnam, New York 1846 - Quarterbound leather with dark marbelized paper. Spine has rolled bands with gilt decoration and the title in gilt on a red square. At the bottom of the spine is the faded name W. Graham, Jr. , who, I think, did the special binding for this specific copy. This edition was issued in both wraps and cloth. This appears to be a contemporary binding. There is edge and corner wear to the boards in spots and some scuffing on the paper covers and on the leather. However the book is square and the binding is secure with no parts or tears. All pages are present and the interior is quite attractive except for light toning and an old damp stain which affects the bottom area and a smaller area on top of a number of pages toward the front. This old damp stain seems to have caused some weakness in the paper at the hinge area of the front free endpapers where there is a bit of parting or tearing, not affecting the hinge, just the paper. Otherwise, all pages are supple. Overall the book is G+ to VG-. Solid and attractive copy of an important American work. ; Map; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 307 pages; The publishing history of Typee is difficult to sort out. It was first published in England. The first American edition was in March of 1846, in two volumes without the Sequel. For various reasons, a Revised Edition, with a Sequel was issued in August of 1846 in one volume with two parts, each part having its own title page. This copy appears to be the first issue of the Revised Edition though there are no ads in the back. Some bibliographies call for the ads; others do not. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        MITCHELL'S NATIONAL MAP OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC OR UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. TOGETHER WITH MAPS OF THE VICINITIES OF THIRTY-TWO OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES AND TOWNS IN THE UNION.

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, . 1846 - Wall map, 38 x 46 1/4 inches, with full period color. Surrounded by thirty- two small maps of individual American cities. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in blue cloth, on contemporary rollers. Some creasing and soiling, but overall in very good condition. The fourth edition of an important wall map of the United States, following editions of 1843, 1844, and 1845. Along with thirty-two small maps of individual American cities, there are two important additional inset maps which first appear in this 1846 version: "Map of Oregon Territory" (shown going up into Canada, beyond its limits of the Treaty of 1846), and "Map of the State of Texas." Both insets are included for the first time in this edition and, published at the start of the Mexican War, they show important regions that would be significantly redrawn with the course of events. Another two additional inset maps: "Map of the North-Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842" showing the Maine-Canada boundary, and "Map of the Southern part of Florida," are carried over from earlier versions of the map. There are also two population tables. As with all of Mitchell&#146;s early maps of the United States, the main map extends no further west than the 95th meridian (eastern Texas). Due to the tremendous territorial growth west of the 95th meridian brought about by the Mexican War (1846-48), the map was discontinued after 1850. The map, engraved by J.H. Brightly, also appeared at least once (1843) in a pocket map format, with the thirty-two town plans on a separate sheet. Not in Phillips MAPS. An important American map, showing the country anticipating the expansion achieved by the Mexican War. RUMSEY 3796.

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        Il Codice Civile Comentato Colle Leggi Romane, I Decreti le Ordinanze.

      1846 - A Fine Example of Comparative Law [Italy]. [Kingdom of the Two Sicilies]. Il Codice Civile Comentato Colle Leggi Romane: I Decreti le Ordinanze I Rescritti e le Istruzioni Ministeriali. Pubblicati dalla Sua Promulgazione fin Oggi, E Colle Opinioni di Tutti Gli Autori che Hanno Scritto sul Codice Medesimo per Opera dei Signori Lahaye, Cav. della Legion di Onore, Presidente del Tribunal Civile di Rochefore, Waldech Rousseau, Cav. Augusto Giraudias, Fil. Augus. de Morineau e Leone Faye Avvocati. Prima Versione Italiana, Eseguita da una Societa di Avvocati Napolitani. Colla Giunta del Confronto delle Leggi Francesi colle Leggi Napolitane, Delle Opinioni dei Nostri Giureconsulti selle Loro Varieta, E di un Elenco Completo dei Decreti Rescritti e Ministeriali Emanati in Napoli dalla Pubblicazione delle Leggi Civili Fin'Oggi. Naples: Stabilimento Tipografico del Tramater, 1846. [viii], 1348 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (12" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary vellum, lettering piece and gilt fillets and ornaments to spine. Light soiling to spine, a few minor stains to boards, corners bumped, 1" x 7" strip of vellum lacking from foot of rear board, a few worm holes to hinges. Light toning to text, occasional light foxing, internally clean. * Only edition located. An interesting work of comparative law that compares all of the articles in the Code Napoleon with comparable articles in the civil code of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and those of the Code of Justinian and other parts of the Corpus Juris Civilis. No copies located on OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheque des Memoires

      49 - Paris - Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres 1846 - A set of French memoirs of numerous important and influential people, compiled and edited by Jean-Francois de Barriere. Including Memoires de Mme. de Staal Delaunay, de M. le Marquis d'Argenson et de Madame Mere du Regent; Duclos, Mmoires secrets sur le Regne de Louis XIV, la Regence et le Regne de Louis XV. ; Memoires de Madame du Hausset, Femme de Chambre de Madame de Pompadour, et extrait des Memoires historiques et litteraires de Bachaumont, de l'Annee 1762 a l'Annee 1782. ; Memoires du Baron de Besenval. Colle. La Verite dans le Vin, ou les Desagrements de la Galanterie, Comedie; Memoires de Marmontel, Secretaire perpetuel de l'Academie Franaise; Memoires de Mlle. Clairon, de Lekain, de Preville, de Dazincourt, de Mole, de Garrick, de Goldoni; Memoires de Weber, Frere de Lait de Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France; Memoires particuliers de Mme. Rolland suivis des Notices historiques sur la Revolution, du Portrait et Anecdotes et des derniers Ecrits et dernieres pensees, par la meme; Memoires de Clery, de M. le Duc de Montpensier, de Riouffe. ; Memoires sur la Vie de Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France et de Navarre; suivis de Souvenirs et Anecdotes historiques sur les Regnes de Louis XIV, de Louis XV et de Louis XVI, par Mme Campan, Lectrice de Mesdames, premiere Femme de Chambre de la Reine; Memoires du General Dumouriez; and Suite des Memoires du General Dumouriez, Memoires de Louvet et Mmoires pour servir a l'Histoire de la Convention nationale, par Daunou. Jean-Franois Barriere (May 12, 1786 August 22, 1868) was a French historian. He wrote about the French revolution, and was noted for his annotations on memoirs on influential people of the eighteenth century. InFrench. Complete intwelve volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally generally smart, though a little rubbed, and with some marks to the boards. Nine joints of twenty-four starting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright, except for some slight marginal browning and some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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