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        To Surgeons and Physicians

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

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

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

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        Lehre von den wichtigsten in der Chirurgie und Medicin gebräuchlichen Bandagen und Maschinen nebst Beschreibung der dieselben indicirenden Uebel, besonders der Fracturen und Luxationen.

      Zweite stark vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. - Berlin, Verlag von Fried. Aug. Herbig, 1846, Kl.4, IX, (1), 198, (4) pp., mit 372 Abbildungen auf 34 Kupfertafeln, Pappband d.Zt. minimal fleckig. "Das Erforderniss einer neuen Auflage ist das beste Zeugniss für die Brauchbarkeit dieses Werkes selbst im Auslande hat es sich Anerkennung verschafft, welche eine Uebersetzung herbeiführte. Bei dieser zweiten Auflage wurde alles Wichtigere an neueren Erfindungen und Verbesserungen in Chirurgie sorgfältig berücksichtigt, und sowohl in dem Text wie in den Abbildungen sind zu diesem Zwecke Berichtigungen und Ergänzungen vorgenommen worden."Hermann Eduard Fritze (1811-1866) describes and illustrates various types of surgical bandages and orthopedic apparatus, some of which date back to Hippocrates. Fritze focused primarily on the treatment of fractures and dislocations, illustrating methods of treatment devised by Astley Cooper, Fabricius ab Aquapendente, Heister, Desault and others. Among the orthopedic devices featured are those of Stromeyer, Delpech and Shaw.Waller 3272 Wellcome III, 72 Lesky 227 Hirsch/H. III 631

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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 - 152pp. Expertly bound to style in cloth-backed paper boards. Housed in a blue morocco backed box. A very rare key overland guide 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, with an interesting association. Cowan I, p.315; Graff 2221; Howes J142, "d."; Sabin 36260; Streeter Sale 3145; Wagner-Camp 122. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Count of Monte-Cristo.

      Burgess, Stringer and Company, New York 1846 - First American edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, contemporary three quarters calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, two volumes bound in one. Separate title page for each volume. Complete with twelve illustrated plates. In very good condition with the previous owner's signature of volume one. First editions in the English language are rare, with Yale being the only library to house a copy of this first edition. The Count of Monte Cristo, in particular, is "perhaps the outstanding work of fiction to reveal the futility of human vengeance, even when it attains its utmost completeness. Maurice Baring calls it the most popular book in the world" (Frank Wild Reed). "One of the best thrillers ever written" (Reid, 134). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uniformen des Preussischen Heeres in ihren Hauptveränderungen bis auf die Gegenwart. Sr. Königlichen Hoheit dem Prinzen von Preussen unterthänigst gewidmet von den Verlegern L. Sachse & Co. Mit 18 [= komplett] kolorierten lithographierten Tafeln.

      Bearbeitet[,] gezeichnet und lithographirt Edmund [Friedrich Theodor] Rabe. Uniformen des Preussischen Heeres in ihren Hauptveränderungen bis auf die Gegenwart. Sr. Königlichen Hoheit dem Prinzen von Preussen unterthänigst gewidmet von den Verlegern L. Sachse & Co. Berlin 1846 [Heft 1 & 2]-1850 [Heft 3] = komplett). Großfolio (Querformat). Mit lithographiertem Titelblatt (1846) und 18 kolorierten lithographierten Tafeln. Ganzleinen der Zeit mit Blindprägung und goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel. Zustand: Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Buchblock angebrochen. Titel stockfleckig. Tafeln teilweise (zumeist mäßig) stockfleckig. 1 Tafel lose und mit Randläsionen. Die kolorierten Tafeln zeigen in 166 Uniformdarstellungen die Veränderungen bei den einzelnen Waffengattungen von 1683 bis 1850: Königl. Preuss. Generale / Königl. Preuss. Flügel-Adjutanten und General_Stab / Königl. Preuss. Infanterie. Subaltern-Offiziere / Königl. Preuss. Landwehr. Infanterie und Cavallerie / Königl. Preuss. Reg. Garde du Corps / Königl. Preuss. Infanterie (der Garde). Grenadiere / Königl. Preuss. Cuirassiere im Feldanzuge / Königl. Preuss. Infanterie (der Linie). Musketiere / Kgl. Preuss. Lanzenreiter / Königl. Preuss. Infanterie. Füsiliere / Königl. Preuss. Dragoner / Königl. Preuss. Husaren / Königl. Preuss. Infanterie. Jäger und Schützen / Königl. Preuss. Artillerie / Königl. Preuss. Infanterie. Mineurs_Corps oder Mineure, Pioniere und Zimmerleute / Königl. Preuss. Infanterie. Spielleute / Königl. Preuss. Cavallerie Trompeter / Königl. Preuss. Armee. Cadettencorps. Edmund Friedrich Theodor Rabe (* 2. September 1815 in Berlin 18. April 1902 in Berlin-Friedrichshagen) war ein deutscher Schlachten-, Historien- und Genremaler sowie Lithograph.

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        Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. 2nd issue.

      Smith, Elder & Co. 1846 [1848] Final ad. leaf; browning to pp32-33 caused by inserted paper. Orig. olive green cloth by Westleys & Co., boards with central vignette and elaborate borders in blind; spine sl. faded, v. sl. rubbing to head. A v.g. attractive copy.See Walter E. Smith, no.1, p6; without the errata leaf or 16-page Smith, Elder catalogue present in some copies. First published by Aylott and Jones on May 26, 1846, the original sales were poor with fewer than 50 of 1000 copies sold. Following the commercial success of Jane Eyre, Smith, Elder & Co. purchased the unsold stock, publishing this second issue with a cancel titlepage.

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        WONDERFUL STORIES FOR CHILDREN Translated from the Danish by Mary Howitt

      Visetelly Bros & Co. for Chapman & Hall 1846 - First edition, first issue with the author's name misspelt on the title page. 16.5cm x 12.4cm Original publisher's dark green cloth with elaborate blind-stamped border to covers and titles and decoration to upper cover and spine. Pink endpapers, all edges marbled. A fine copy, bright and crisp with just a little bubbling to the cloth on the rear board. An exceptionally well preserved copy. Four hand-coloured, wood-engraved plates. The first edition of Hans Andersen's fairy tales in English. Collections of Andersen's fairy tales had been published from 1837 in Denmark and whilst moderately successful, their popularity and fame had been limited to Scandinavia. Mary Howitt, well known as a writer of children's verse, had taught herself Swedish and Danish after taking an interest in Scandinavian literature during a stay in Heidelberg in 1840. Through these endeavours she met Andersen and translated two of his earlier autobiographical novels. Her background made her a natural choice for the translator of his new children's tales. ".it is through her unstinting efforts that Andersen's work first became known in Britain, and because of them these Danish productions won the admiration, and affection and more the creative emulation of Charles Dickens himself."- Paul Binding (Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness) In fact this book was the first of no less than four independent translations made in the same year, "In February 1846 Mary Howitt brought out her own selection of Andersen's fairy tales. But 1846 was altogether an annus mirabilis for Andersen in the English publishing world. Also in February there appeared, from Joseph Cundalls, London a collection of this stories translated by Charles Boner. May saw versions of Andersen's fairy-tales by Caoline Peachey, issued under the title Danish Fairy Tales and Legends, and June a further selection by Charles Boner" - Paul Binding (Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness) The influence of these tales on the English children's literature cannot be overstated. Prior to this period, writing for children was largely instructional or moralistic. Andersen's tales demonstrated that works of fantasy and imagination, far from being spiritually damaging for children, were stimulating and engaging, thus paving the way for the inventiveness of Lewis Carroll and all who followed. Osborne page 17 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "OOSTERWIJK (GEM. KEDICHEM Z.-H.), TAVERNIER Tekening met pen en penseel in grijs van `Oosterwijk bij Leerdam'; gemerkt verso `H. Tavernier fec.', 14x20,5 cm.".

      Links de ophaalbrug, rechts op de voorgrond twee figuren. Het was een oud adellijk huis dat in 1846 (v.d. Aa) in bezit was van mr. Paulus A. Beelaerts te Utrecht. Deze kocht de heerlijkheid Oosterwijk aan het begin van de 19de eeuw, die voor die tijd aan zijn in 1789 overleden schoonvader mr. J.W. Ram had toebehoord. Tijdens Rams periode van eigendom zal Hendrik Tavernier (1734-1807) de tekening hebben vervaardigd. M4638.

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        Das orientalische Pferd und das Privat-Gestüte Sr. Majestät des Königs von Württemberg. Eine hippologische Monographie für Züchter, Freunde und Kenner von edlen Pferden.

      Stuttgart, Becher, 1846. - Gr.-8°. Mit lith. Frontispiz, illustr. lith. Titel und 12 getönten lith. Tafeln. 7 Bll., 216 SS. OLn. mit golgepr. Titel und goldgepr. Illustrationen a.d. Vorderdeckel (fleckig, beschabt, bestoßen, Ecken gestaucht. Rücken, Kapitale und Gelenke mit leichten Läsuren, Deckelgelenke laienhaft geklebt). Schrader/H. 950.- Erste Ausgabe.- Das Frontispiz zeigt das Gestüt Klein-Hohenheim, die Tafeln die 12 edelsten Zuchtpferde.- Inhalt: "Geschichte des Pferdes bis zum Mittelalter. Das orientalische Pferd. Das arabische Pferd. Geschichte der Pferdezucht in Europa vom Mittelalter bis auf die neueste Zeit. Das englische Pferd. Die Pferdezucht in Deutschland. Die Landespferdezucht und die Errichtung des königlichen Privatgestüts in Württemberg. Ueber den Ursprung und den Fortgang des königlich württembergischen Privatgestüts. Gegenwärtiger Bestand des königlich württembergischen Privatgestüts. Der königliche Leibstall und Marstall und das Landgestüt in Württemberg".- Gebrauchsspuren, Papier etwas gebräunt und teilweise weise stockfleckig. Bl. Nr. 3 rechts oben kleine Streichung mit schwarzer Tusche. Tlw. unaufgeschnitten. Hippologie [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Illuminated Bible, Containing The Old and New testaments Translated out Of The Original Tongues, and with The Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised...

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846. Black leather elaborately and significantly embossed on covers, edges and spine, all edges gilt. "Embellished with sixteen hundred historical engravings by J.A. Adams, more than fourteen hundred of which are from original designs by J.G. Chapman." A monumental achievement in American Bible Production. Occasional scattered foxing, one page has a small tear at the bottom. Overall, an exceptional copy of a very rare Bible. The covers of this book depict an image of a gilt fountain or well, with three spouts draining water into the retention area of the fountain, which is supported by three smiling heads. All this is surrounded by elaborate and symmetrical gilt design. Spine has five raised bands and six gilt embossed and decorated compartments, with "HOLY BIBLE" being in the second compartment from the top. VG-. Ex art library copy with markings on lower text block edges and base of decorative title page. Small area of dampstaining to the extreme lower margin of the last 15 sheets or so, in the index section, not bad. Newly restored with the following remedies to it's former condition: repair text block and sew as needed; spine re-backed and reinforced with cotton; new endbands inserted as original; boards tightened and cleaned; new leather spine inserted; original spine expertly relaid onto new spine. A superlative restoration.

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        Mosses from an Old Manse; In Two Parts

      New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. First edition. Neat ownership inscription; few marks; cloth lightly rubbed and with a bit of wear to spinal extremities.. Two volumes in one, 8vo, 207, 211pp + publisher's ads; green cloth. First state of Part I, with printers' names on the copyright page; a later state of Part II.

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        Descrizione Storica degli Ordini Religiosi Compilata sulle Opere di Bonanni, D'Helyot, dell'Ab. Tiron ed Altre sì Edite che Inedite (Volume I)

      Litografia e Calcografia della Sirena, NAPOLI 1846 - ITALIANO Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con nervature, fregi e titolo in oro in bassorilievo al dorso, copertina rigida decorata con mancanze ai margini e abrasioni, parziale distacco dei piatti, tagli scuri, pagine ben conservate con tracce sparse di fioritura e segni di umidità alle prime ed alle ultime carte, volume corredato con 72 tavole fuori testo incise e finemente colorate e gommate di cui una staccata. Per la compilazione della presente opera il Cibrario si avvalse di numerose opere precedenti

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        Topographisch-statistisches Handbuch des Preussischen Staats oder: Alphabetisches Verzeichnis sämmtlicher Städte, Flecken, Dörfer, Rittergüter, Vorwerke, Mühlen, oder sonstiger bewohnter Anlageb, Fabriken und Grundstücke, welche einen eigenen Namen führen

      - mit genauer Bezeichnung der letzteren. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Magdeburg, Baensch, 1846 - 1847, 2 Bl., VI, 430, 462 S., grüner Halbledereinband der Zeit (berieben und bestoßen, Name auf Vorsatz, Innengelenke geplatzt, Vorrede mit Randausriss, leicht gebräunt und stockfleckig) *Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Cinq thèses pour le concours de la chaire de physiologie ouvert à la faculté de médecine de Strasbourg

      Strasbourg, Imprimeries de L. F. Le Roux, de G. Silberman et de veuve Berger-Levrault, 1846, in-4, pagination multiple, demi-basane bleue, dos lisse orné de filets et roulettes dorées et de fers à froid, Intéressant recueil comprenant les thèses produites par Émile Küss et Gaspard Scrive pour le concours ouvert selon l'arrêté ministériel le 18 mars 1846 ; et par Dominique Auguste Lereboullet , E. Michel et Edouard Strohl, selon l'arrêté du 28 mars de la même année. Le recueil ouvre sur la thèse de Küss, qui remporta le concours et qui fut titulaire, à la suite de Lauth, de la chaire jusqu'à sa mort : KÜSS (Émile), Appréciation générale des progrès de la physiologie depuis Bichat. 57 pages. Envoi non signé de l'auteur à Mr Edouard Fromentel. Küss était médecin, un journaliste et un homme politique alsacien. Sa thèse lui valut le titre de "précurseur de la théorie cellulaire". Küss mourut d'une crise cardiaque en apprenant la cession de l'Alsace et de la Lorraine. A la suite : SCRIVE (G.), Appréciation des travaux les plus récents sur les fonctions du système nerveux. [4]-108 pages. Scrive fut professeur de chirurgie à l'Hôpital Militaire d'Instruction de Lille LEREBOULLET (Dominique Auguste), Des mouvements des liquides dans l'organisme humain. [2]-76 pages. Lereboullet (1804-1865) était médecin et zoologiste. Il obtint la chaire de zoologie et d'anatomie comparée à la faculté des sciences de Strasbourg, au départ de son maître, Georges Louis Duvernoy. MICHEL (Eugène). Des muscles et des os au point de vue de la mécanique animale. [2]-40 pages. Eugène Michel (1819-1883) fit ses études à Strasbourg puis à Paris. Bien que n'ayant pas remporté la chaire de physiologie de Strasbourg, son travail fut salué pour ses qualités remarquables. Il est l'auteur d'un important traité Du microscope, de ses applications à l'anatomie pathologique (1857). Il s'orienta finalement vers la chirurgie et la médecine opératoire. Il succéda à Edmond Simonin à la direction de la clinique chirurgicale de l'École de médecine de Nancy. STROHL (Ch. E. Édouard), De la fécondation. [2]-50 pages. Dos passé, charnières et plats frottés.

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        Autograph receipt, signed "Harrold Smith," also with the "scrawl which I use and recognise as my seal," witnessed "John Rourk"

      Republic of Texas, County of Montgomery, 1846. 1 page. 1 vols. 4to. Bill of Sale to Samuel N. Rourk. Folds, tape repair on verso, some small holes generally not affecting legibility, rectangular blind stamp of Kendall & Sons Leominster in upper left corner, else in very good condition. 1 page. 1 vols. 4to. Texas Slave Trade. Document acknowledging receipt of seven hundred dollars from Samuel N. Rourk in exchange for "a certain negro man, George, slave for life" confirming that George is "sound in body and mind, except a trifling nearsightedness." Docketed on verso "H Smith's Bill of Sail To By George".

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        The Cat's Festival

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1846 - Book measures 7 x 4 1/4 inches. 16pp, 7 hand-coloured wood-engraved illustrations. Bound in original publishers paper covers, title & bibliographical information printed on top cover. . Covers lightly rubbed on edges, small stain on top cover, repair on spine. Although the paper binding is delicate, it is holding and in good condition. Internally, period gift inscription on top edge of title page. Pages in good clean condition. A nice copy. Size: Small 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Defence of Negro Slavery, as it exists in the United States.

      Montgomery: Press of the "Alabama Journal", 1846 - Duodecimo (149 x 99 mm). Original brown quarter cloth-backed green paper boards. Extremities worn, spine frayed and split in places, corners bumped, contents foxed, leaves 14.2 and 3 a little cropped affecting single letters of text along fore edge, overall a very good copy. First edition of the Mississippi anti-abolitionist's work summarising proslavery arguments supported by religion and new racial science. The eleven chapters consider the biblical foundations of slavery within early Judaism and Christianity, the history of African slavery, the abolitionist position of England on the topic, the dangers and ineffectuality of emancipation, and the moral, intellectual, and economic benefits of slavery to both slaves and their masters. Of its circulation history, the historian G. Ward Hubbs notes that Estes "was distributing the thousand copies that he had printed to the west Alabama towns between Montgomery and his own Columbus, Mississippi, as well as in Mobile and New Orleans. The [Alabama] Beacon liked Estes' work enough to excerpt his lengthy articles, the only proslavery work to receive such treatment" (p. 71). Sabin 23046. See G. Ward Hubbs, Guarding Greensboro: A Confederate Company in the Making of a Southern Community. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 2003. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Comic History of England, The

      London: Published at the Punch Office, 1846. "624 Pages of Unremitting Forced Wit" Among the Most Popular and Best of Leech's work With Twenty Hand Colored Steel Engraved Plates [LEECH, John, illustrator]. A'BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott. The Comic History of England. [Parts One and Two], [each] With Ten Coloured Etchings, and One Hundred and Twenty Woodcuts. By John Leech. London: Published at the Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street, July 1846 - February 1848. First edition in the original twenty (bound in nineteen) monthly parts. Octavo (8 13/16 x 5 7/8 inches; 224 x 149 mm.). Half-titles printed in red, title-pages printed in red and black. [1]-320; [1]-28, [xii], 29-304, [xii] pp. Twenty hand-colored steel engraved plates (many with original tissue-guards). 240 woodcut illustrations in the text. Small piece torn away from upper corner in part II (pp. 37/38) just affecting page number, some lower marginal foxing to some leaves in part VI, last woodcut on p. 288 (part IX) expertly hand colored. Several front wrappers with early ink initials. The set collates complete except for the 2 pp. blue paper advertisement for Phillip & Co in part I, and the pink slip advertising The Battle of Life etc. in part VI. However this set does have an additional 2 page advertisement (printed in red and blue) at the end of part V (New Weekly Periodical of Original Music). An excellent set chemised in a quarter gray morocco over blue cloth boards slipcase. "In all 20 coloured plates and 240 woodcut illustrations by John Leech. Issued in 19/20 monthly parts in paper wrappers and on completion in cloth at one at one guinea. This work is usually listed under A'Beckett, but its value is almost entirely due to Leech. A'Beckett's text is amusing if read in snatches, but 624 pages of unremitting forced wit becomes monotonous, and few would keep the book but for the illustrations. The coloured plates are beautifully rendered, and though the woodcuts do not compare in execution with the etched plates they are as fine in conception, and show infinitely more subtle humour than the text. Among the most popular and best of Leech's work. The half-titles in first issue must be printed in red." (Tooley, p.245). Artist and illustrator John Leech (1817-1864) provided the illustrations for Dickens' A Christmas Carol, amongst other celebrated Victorian volumes, and was one of the first illustrators for the classic satirical journal, Punch. He established "a convention of social humour that was to last until the 1920s...Extravagantly praised by Ruskin, Leech's often careless but never crude drawings have survived in charm and humour to give us a refreshing glimpse of mid-Victorian society" (Simon Houfe, The Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914). Abbey, Life, 434; Tooley 295; Martin Hardie, pp. 210-211.

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        De groote schouw-plaets der jammerlijcke bloed-en-moord-geschiedenissen, vervattende onder 75 opschriften, ontrent twee-honderd voor-beelden der ellendige uytwerckselen van haet, toorn, yversught, ontrouw, bedrogh, hooghmoed, wanhoop en allerley ongeregelde menschelijcke herts-toghten ... vertaeld uyt de voortreffelijcke schriften van de heeren Belley [= J.P. Camus], Harsdorffer, Rosset en andere, Utrecht, Joh. Ribbius, 1670.

      (28)+675+(24) pag., gebonden in geheel leren band, met gegraveerd frontispice. C103."Over Tromp en Utrecht: Utrechtsche Volksalmanak 1846; Waller 1806; Muller 117. Verzameling van 75 verhalen, elk weer bestaande uit meerdere onderdelen, typisch voor het werk van de veelschrijver Simon de Vries. Het boek opent met een opdracht dd. Utrecht 21-7-1670 van uitgever Ribbius aan de zeeheld Cornelis Tromp, behalve zeeheld ook domheer te Utrecht. Voorts een drempelvers van Sybille van Griethuysen met een 'Bedanckingh' van Simon de Vries."

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        Gwiazda. Pismo zbiorowe.


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        Der Marianka, Mundköchin des Hans-Jörgel von Gumpoldskirchen ... erprobtes Kochbuch ... enthält nebst mehr als 700 Kochregeln ... auch eine vollständige Anleitung zu allen Vorarbeiten ... und eine kleine Naturgeschichte der einheimischen Lebens-Mittel und Naturstoffe...

      Wien [Vienna]: Verlag von Jakob Dirnböck. Very Good-. 1846. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. iv & 416 pages; Contemporary (publisher's?) boards covered with thin brown glazed cloth, spine with a mounted label in pale orange paper. Edges and corners are worn, internal hinges a bit shaken, with four leaves with minor tears from the fore-edges, and the first leaf of the contents at the rear exhibiting a tear which begins at the lower gutter margin and then extends nearly across the page -- none of these tears involves loss of paper. Some scattered foxing and a few corners gently folded down. Attributing this rare Austrian cookbook to its author presents a double puzzle. The title page, indeed, the title itself, gives credit to "Marianka" -- who is identified as "Mundköchin" to Hans-Jörgel von Gumpoldskirchen. But the purported master of the house was really a comic front, the namesake of a weekly publication of satire and humor published in Vienna for decades: „Komische Briefe des Hans-Jörgel von Gumpoldskirchen an seinen Schwager Maxel in Feselau." The founder and first editor was Josef Alois Gleich, who ran "Hans-Jörgel" -- as his creation was called, from 1832-37. His weekly outlived Gleich (who died in 1841) under the successive editorships of Johann Baptist Weis , Anton Langer, Karl Costa, and Karl Gründorf, who took the paper through 1895. The charming name "Marianka" was memorialized in popular songs going back to the 1840's. Was "our" Marianka real? Was she Josef Alois Gleich's cook? The answers are beyond our ability to determine, and we will take our cue from the Austrian National Library who owns one of the rare surviving copies, and does not specify an author's name in its catalogue entry. Whoever wrote this book, it is a real cookbook, not a spoof. The long text is divided into three sections: Section one deals with preparation for cooking (from animal, vegetable and mineral foodstuffs). The second part -- Cooking and spicing of food which deals with meat soups, fast soups, beef dishes, side dishes, vegetables , preserves, Greater pastries and quiver, roasts, salads, cakes and fine baked goods, and beverages. The final section deals with preparing the table, preserving food, sources for and judging provisions, etc. A complete copy, despite minor tears to five leaves. The rarity of this first edition is highlighted by the publication of a second edition the following year, 1847. In that same year, a second volume was published, under a slightly altered title: "Der Marianka, Hauswirthin des Hans-Jörgel von Gumpoldskirchen ..." As the title implies, the later volume is more devoted to housekeeping and household management, rather than pure cookery, on which our volume focuses. OCLC locates two copies of this 1846 first edition -- [Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin -- OCLC number: 249237905] and [British Library OCLC Number: 562234654]. Both these were catalogued as "8vo" -- but the volume is actually a 12mo with alternating gatherings signed in eights and fours. There is another copy of this 1846 rarity at Österreichische Nationalbibliothek - Austrian National Library. We have found no records beyond these three. A scarce cookbook, specifically written for the Viennese at an early point in the city's mid nineteenth century flowering. The railways were starting to affect the transportation of people and materials, including food, in lower Austria; the Austrian Academy of Sciences was established the following year (1847). The last expression of Austria's revolutions of 1848 -- the October Vienna Uprising was still two years in the future. In another thirty years, the Hotel Sacher and the Café Central would open for business, again changing the way the Viennese viewed and consumed food and drink. .

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        De l'importance des fonctions de la peau

      Paris, Rignoux, 1846, in-4, 56pp, demi-chagrin marine à la bradel, couvertures conservées et contrecollées sur les plats (ateliers Laurenchet), Thèse pour le doctorat en médecine, avec pour doyen Orfila. Physiologie, composition chimique, modificateurs hygiéniques (électricité, lumière, sécheresse, humidité, pression atmosphérique, chaleur), transpiration, pathogénie et thérapeutique (insolation, bains, vêtements, etc.). Envoi Autographe Signé sur la 1° couverture, à M. Fayolle

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        Gwiazda. Pismo zbiorowe.

      - Saint Petersburg, Karol Kray, 1846. 8vo. Contemporary Polish half-calf over marbled boards, spine lettered diagonally in gilt, ornamented in blind; pp. x, [2], 246, [12], lithographic portrait-frontispiece, one plate of musical score, one woodcut vignette; tail of spine worn, a little rubbed, internally, apart from occasional very light spotting, a very good copy; provenance: stamp of the Polish National Library (1920s) on title and one further leaf. First edition. This extremely rare volume of collected poetry, translations and essays was published (and contributed to) by Zenon Fisch (Fisz, Fiss, pseudonym Tadeusz Padalica), who was a Polish publicist and essayist (1820, Berlorussia - 1870, Ukraine). He unites in this volume, which was published to raise funds for the reconstruction of a Polish church near Vilnius, two translations of Pushkin, excerpts from Byron, essays on music and literature. Most contributors were Poles living in the Russian Empire outside Poland, the majority in Saint Petersburg, one in Orenburg (north of the Caspian Sea), one in the Caucasus region, and one as far north as Petrozavodsk in Karelia. A list of subscribers contains the names of about 500 Polish readers, residents of Poland or in exile. Fisch published three more annual volumes up to 1849, from 1847 onwards in Kiev. Provenance: The Polish National Library holds three copies and they informed my supplier that there were sales before the Second World War; however, the buyers can not be traced anymore. We were only able to locate the title via the Polish Union Catalogue NUKAT. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Conquest of Scinde.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1846. A Commentary. Part I, General Sir Charles Napier's Negotiations with the Ameers […] Part II, Campaign in Scinde and Treatment of the Ameers. 2 volumes, octavo. Original vertical-ribbed brown cloth, blind rules to spines, compartments lettered in gilt, decorative panel-stamp to boards in blind incorporating a central roundel with strapwork infill, edges untrimmed, yellow surface-paper endpapers, binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants to rear pastedown of vol. 1. Extremities very slightly bumped and rubbed, short (6 mm) split to rear joint of vol. 1, a few trivial marks to covers, small slip with "P.2." inked in contemporary hand mounted to front pastedowns, faint marking to vol. 1 half-title, contents otherwise with only scattering of very mild spots. An exceptionally bright copy, vol. 2 almost entirely unopened. First edition, presentation copy of Outram's account of the controversial annexation of Sind, inscribed "With the author's Comp[lemen]ts" on the half-title of volume 1, probably in a secretarial hand. Having been specifically requested by Napier as commissioner for the treaty terms, Outram came to identify so closely with the position of the amirs and the condition of their people that he broke completely with his superior, publishing this highly personal response to Napier's own account, published the previous year under the same title. "Napier believed the amirs were relics of oppressive feudalism that should be abolished, whereas Outram believed that before the British entered Sind, the people there were as happy as those under any government in Asia. When the governor-general ordered an even more rigorous treaty to be signed by the amirs, Outram became convinced that Napier would use it to goad the amirs into war, which would give him the opportunity to annex the whole of Sind. Knowing how the amirs' undisciplined, ill-armed tribesmen would be slaughtered by Napier's army, Outram wrote to him protesting that his policies were harsh and tyrannical, and that every life lost in consequence would be murder" (ODNB). Events at Hyderabad in February 1843 were central to their dispute, Outram claiming that the amirs had agreed signed a treaty which Napier ignored, not wanting to miss the opportunity to begin the war in earnest. "The contest proved a long and costly one for Outram. For years the uncongenial paper warfare dragged on, and was the source of misrepresentations, misunderstandings, and aspersions on both sides" (ibid.); this is an exceptional copy of a work considered as "a reflection of the giant wills of two determined men" (Riddick).

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        Irish Melodies.

      London: Longman 1846 - Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Superbly bound with gilt railed bands and dense gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Beautifully decorated throughout by Maclise on every page, the text being embellished with illustrations and borders. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        in malerischen Original=Ansichten seiner interessantesten Gegenden, seiner merkwürdigsten Städte, Badeorte, Kirchen, Burgen, und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Baudenkmäler alter und neuer Zeit. Nach der Natur aufgenommen und in Stahl gestochen von verschiedenen Künstlern. Begleitet von einem historisch=topographischen Text.

      Wiesbaden & Darmstadt, Gustav Georg Lange, 1846. 23,5 x 15,5 cm. 4 Bl., 12, 8, 38 S., Titel, 83 Bl. Mit 85 Stahlstichtafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rvergoldung. Engelmann 696 (mit 90 Tafeln). - Selten, die Anzahl der Tafeln entspricht dem Inhaltsverzeichnis und scheint so komplett zu sein. - Die hübschen Ansichten zeigen u.a. Bad Ems, Bad Soden, Dillenburg, Herborn, Höchst, Königstein, Kronberg, Langenschwalbach, Limburg, Montabaur,Runkel, Selters, Weilburg und Wiesbaden. Miteingebunden 3 weitere Stahlstiche von Bieberich, Nassau und Marburg aus dem Bibliographischen Institut in Hildburghausen. - Rücken etwas berieben. Nur gering stockfleckig und gebräunt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Hessen

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        NASSAU (Herzogtum). - Das Herzogthum Nassau in malerischen Original=Ansichten seiner interessantesten Gegenden, seiner merkwürdigsten Städte, Badeorte, Kirchen, Burgen, und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Baudenkmäler alter und neuer Zeit. Nach der Natur aufgenommen und in Stahl gestochen von verschiedenen Künstlern. Begleitet von einem historisch=topographischen Text.

      Wiesbaden & Darmstadt, Gustav Georg Lange 1846 - 23,5 x 15,5 cm. 4 Bl., 12, 8, 38 S., Titel, 83 Bl. Mit 85 Stahlstichtafeln. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rvergoldung. Engelmann 696 (mit 90 Tafeln). - Selten, die Anzahl der Tafeln entspricht dem Inhaltsverzeichnis und scheint so komplett zu sein. - Die hübschen Ansichten zeigen u.a. Bad Ems, Bad Soden, Dillenburg, Herborn, Höchst, Königstein, Kronberg, Langenschwalbach, Limburg, Montabaur,Runkel, Selters, Weilburg und Wiesbaden. Miteingebunden 3 weitere Stahlstiche von Bieberich, Nassau und Marburg aus dem Bibliographischen Institut in Hildburghausen. - Rücken etwas berieben. Nur gering stockfleckig und gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Decorated Wood-star


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        The battle of life. A love story.

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1846 - London, Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 8°-kl. M. Holzstichtit., - frontisp. u. mehr. Holzstichillustr.v. D.Maclise, R.Doyle, C.Stanfield u. J.Leech. 3 Bll., 175 S., 1 Bl. Ldr.-Handeinbd. m. reicher ornamental. RVergold., 2 goldgepr. farb. RSch., dreifacher Deckelfilete m. kl. Eckfleurons, Stahkantenbordüre, breiter ornamentaler Innenkantenfilete u. Goldschnitt. (signiert Riviere & Son). Vierter Druck im Jahr d. Erstausgabe. schönes Exempl. in Meistereinbd. um 1900 ! Vierter Druck im Jahr d. Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Panoramaansicht, ". von Niesens Haus aus".

      - Stahlstich v. Salathé n. Adolf Eltzner b. Rocca in Leipzig, dat. 1846, 21 x 101,5 Prachtvolles breitrandiges Blatt mit dem Trockenstempel des Rocca - Verlages. Der Betrachter schaut über den Augustusplatz auf die Stadt.

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        Jugendspiele zur Erholung und Erheiterung. Knabenspiele. Mit zehn illuminirten Kupfern

      Tilsit: W. Sommerfeld. First edition. Hardcover. Paper pastedown. . Very Good. N.d., circa 1846. 12mo. 15 by 10 cm. x, [2], 95, [1] pp. 10 hand-colored plates depicting boys' sports and games. These are incredibly charming, and include a precursor of baseball, it would appear. Uncommon in hard copy, original form.

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        [MANUSCRIPT] Brown's River Post Office, Van Diemen's Land : inward letter book, 1846-48.

      Folio ledger book (325 x 210 mm), original marbled card covers with buckram backstrip (covers heavily rubbed, chipped at corners), original paper label to front lettered in calligraphic manuscript 'INWARD LETTER BOOK'; the Brown's River Post Office's manuscript record of all incoming letters, newpapers and packages received between June 16 1846 and September 7 1848; unpaginated (approximately 300 pages); complete, clean and legible. Across many thousands of entries, each including the date, name of receiver and description of article and rate, this unique manuscript ledger provides a meticulously kept record not only of residents at the Brown's River settlement (present-day Kingston, south of Hobart), but also of those at Port Cygnet, Oyster Cove, Lymington, Nicholls' Rivulet, Trial Bay, Mount Louis, Bruny Island, Huon Island and other more remote locations for which the Brown's River office acted as a staging post for mail during this early period. Proctor's road between Brown's River and Hobart Town - which had taken five years to construct - was completed in 1835, but during the 1840s, when the pioneer Russell family acted as the first postmasters for the settlement, mail still arrived at Brown's River from Hobart by steamer. A fascinating and unique piece of Tasmanian postal and social history containing a wealth of information for researchers of family and local history.

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        Reis door den Indischen Archipel, in het belang der evangelische zending.Rotterdam, M. Wijt & zonen, 1851. 8vo. With 1 chromolithographed and 4 lithographed folding maps and 8 tinted lithographed illustrations. Rebacked in modern half cloth and the original gold-tooled green sheepskin backstrip laid down.

      Bastin & Brommer, pp. 163-164; Tiele, Bibl. 203; Landwehr, Coloured plates 415. First and only edition of an account of Van Rhijn's travels in the Dutch East Indies, originally published in 12 instalments. It describes the journey Van Rhijn made from 1846 to 1848, ordered by the Netherlands Missionary Society, to investigate the state of the missions on the Dutch islands of Java, Celebes (Sulawesi), Ambon, Timor and Roti. In his account, he criticises the lack of evangelical zeal in his compatriots and praises the Christian missions in the British colonies of Singapore and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). He writes extensively about the local societies and everyday life on the islands.Rebacked (as noted) in modern cloth with the original sheepskin backstrip laid down. Binding worn at the edges. With small tears in three of the maps, repaired with tape in the first one. An important history of the state of religion in the Dutch East Indies in the 19th century.

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        [SHEET MUSIC] Dr. Leichhardt's March, for the piano, composed on the successful termination of his Expedition, after having traversed a distance of nearly 3000 miles through a portion of Australia, hitherto untrodden by civilized man, by his friend, S. H. March. 

      London : T. Boosey & Co., [circa 1846]. Folio, lithographed title page [verso blank] with a scene of the expedition drawn by W. Boosey, slip cancel "for the piano" replacing "for the harp" (as in other copies); pp [1 blank], 2-5, [1 blank]; four leaves in total; occasional foxing, paper spine; a very good copy of this rare sheet music. Following his successful overland expedition which traversed northern Australia from the Darling Downs to Port Essington (October 1844 to December 1845), Ludwig Leichhardt arrived back in Sydney by the ship Heroine on 25 March 1846. Leichhardt's close friend Stephen Hale Marsh, a gifted harpist and pianist, composed two pieces of music to celebrate the explorer's triumphant return: Dr. Leichhardt's March and The Traveller's Return. Two versions of Dr. Leichhardt's March are known: one composed for the harp, the other for the piano. The same title page was utilised for both versions, which explains the slip cancel on the title leaf of the present and other known copies of the piano version. Marsh, whose sister had married the colonial artist John Skinner Prout, emigrated to Australia in 1842. It was on the outward voyage that he and Leichhardt met and became firm friends. In Sydney, Leichhardt was later invited by Marsh to lodge at his residence. Leichhardt adjudged Dr. Leichhardt's March 'extraordinarily beautiful'. The sheet music was printed in London and features a wonderful lithographic illustration of Leichhardt's expedition party. The National Library of Australia and the State Library of New South Wales hold the only two copies of Dr. Leichhardt's March, for the piano recorded in Australian collections, while the National Library also holds the only copy of the version for harp. Reference: Neidorf in Binns (editor) Music Printing and Publishing in Australia, pp 43, 49.

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        Account book. Rev'd I. Mickleburgh. 1846. 1847. 1848.

      Upper cover so lettered but actually January 1 - January 21 1849 1846 - Ms. volume, small 4to., approximately 335 closely written up pages (i.e. excluding blanks), in ink on ruled paper, original vellum boards, wanting the clasp, the binding a bit shaken but still in very good condition. Far, far more than an 'account book' in the usual sense but actually a detailed journal of the daily life of John Mickleburgh, a Church of England country parson living and working in the rural parishes of Wrotham and St. Mary Platt about half way between Sevenoaks and Maidstone in Kent. The journal makes absorbing reading, covering the whole period from 1st January 1846 to 21st January 1849, a complete block of some 159 weeks. John and his wife Fanny were probably then in their thirties and, by August 1848, had 6 children, born variously between 1835 and 1848. Appointed the first vicar of the new parish of St. Mary, Platt, John Mickleburgh was an enthusiastic priest and was particularly involved with his parish Sunday schools. The diary is full of descriptions of his work for the children, the appointment and support of the school mistress, Sarah Roots, and the building of a new school (he already had a new church built in 1843). The designs of the new school (Platt National School), the work with the architect, raising funds, the appointment of a new school master (Sarah Roots had gone), the management committee, curriculum and so forth, are all recorded in some detail. The school was opened on 30 November 1846 with 50 children on the roll. The diaries also faithfully record the mundane minutiae of parish life (and death), the weekly round of services, and the highs and lows of village life in all aspects of which the parson and his family were central players. The narrative part of the journal is in each case faced by detailed financial records of family and official expenses. This diary is a remarkable document, bringing to life as it does the stresses and strains, as well as the joys and the minor successes, of a conscientious country parson in early Victorian Kent. John Mickleburgh, admitted pensioner at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, on July 4, 1836, was the son of James Mickleburgh Esq. of Thanet House, Margate, Kent. B.A. 1840: ordained deacon (Winchester, for Exeter), 1840; priest (Exeter) 1841. Curate of Tregony, Cornwall, 1841-4; vicar of Platt, Kent, 1845-9. Died June 12, 1849, less than five months after the last entry in his journal. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Apuntes Biograficos del Excelentísimo Sr. Don Juan Ruiz de Apodaca y Eliza, Conde del Venadito.

      1846 - Redactados por Don Fernando de Gabriel y Ruiz de Apodaca. Madrid: Establecimiento Tipográfico de J. Gonzalez y A. Vicente. 1846. 4º m., alarg., hol. Engraved portrait + 62 p. First biography of Juan José Ruiz de Apodaca Spanish naval officer, Captain General of Cuba and subsequently Viceroy of New Spain from 20 September 1816 to 5 July 1821, during the Mexican War of Independence. He took up his post during the insurrection and defeated the rebel armies in the battle of Venadito. The king rewarded his services with the title of Conde de Venadito. He was later appointed Viceroy of Navarra, State councillor and Captain General of the Armada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PIONEER WORK IN THE ALPS OF NEW ZEALAND A record of the first exploration of the chief glaciers and ranges of the Southern Alps

      T.Fisher Unwin 1846 - Dark blue cloth covers with titles label on front cover and gold titles to spine.Professionally rebound in original colours with original title plate on front cover.Block is sound and tight,frontis and plates present,large coloured map and frontis and illustrations present and VG+.Pages are untrimmed,very clean tidy copy,no names,stamps etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Four early watercolour portraits of Australian Aborigines after lithographs by George French Angas and Henry Hainsselin.

      [Australia? : c.1846]. Four individual watercolour head-and-shoulder portraits, each approximately 110 x 90 mm, on sheet 400 x 325 mm, paper watermarked J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1846; the artist's captions in pencil beneath each portrait read (anti-clockwise from top right): Kertamaroo / King John; Mocata (his wife); Native of Gipps Land, Victoria; Yonki Yonka, Native of Western Port tribe; unmounted; in fine condition. Although unsigned, this quartet of portraits of indigenous Australian subjects was made by a reasonably accomplished artist, in all likelihood within a few short years of the first publication of the images as lithographs. The top pair of portraits, depicting the South Australian Aborigines Kertamaroo (King John) and Mocata, are after a lithograph by George French Angas. Angas' lithograph was first published in 1840 as the frontispiece to the Fourth Report of the Directors of the South Australian Company (Ferguson, 3086). The lithograph appeared again in 1843 as one of the plates in South Australia in 1842. By one who lived there nearly four years (Ferguson, 3721), with the notice that the portraits had originally been "Model'd from life by Mrs Walker." The two bottom portraits depict Victorian Aborigines from the west Gippsland district. Both are after lithographic plates by Henry Hainsselin (which in turn were created from sketches made "on the spot" by G.H. Haydon), published in 1846 in Haydon's Five years' experience in Australia Felix (Ferguson, 4305). While the watercolours after Angas are relatively early for South Australian subject matter of this type, the portraits of the two Victorian Aborigines - which also happen to be more striking and more successfully executed - are significantly early in terms of the history of the settlement of Port Phillip.

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        La mare au diable

      Desessart 1846 - - Desessart, Paris 1846, 13,5x22cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - Edition originale rare et très recherchée. Reliure en demi maroquin bleu marine, dos lisse orné d'arabesques romantiques dorées, plats de cartonnage bleu marine, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée, reliure dans le goût romantique. Exemplaire exempt de rousseur (ce qui est très rare selon Clouzot qui mentionne qu'ils sont souvent piqués), page de faux-titre du premier volume et dernière page de la table des matières du second volume intégralement ombrées. Bel exemplaire, grand de marge et non rogné, établi dans une agréable reliure romantique pastiche. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition rare and very sought after. Binding in navy blue half-morocco, smooth back decorated with gilded romantic arabesques, navy blue cardboard boards, guards and counterplates of paper to the vat, golden head, binding in the romantic taste. (Which is very rare according to Clouzot, who mentions that they are often stitched), page of the first volume and the last page of the table of contents of the second volume, entirely shaded. Beautiful copy, large margin and not cut, established in a pleasant pastiche romantic binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [American Indians] Die Indianer Nord-Amerikas und die während eines achtjährigen Aufenthaltes unter den wildesten ihrer Stämme erlebten Abenteuer und Schicksale . . . mit 24 vom Verfaffer nach der Natur entworfenen Gemälden [Hand-Colored] [Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and condition of the North American Indians]

      Brussels and Leipzig: Carl Muquardt, [1846-]1848.. First Edition thus. Near Fine. Translated into German by Dr. Heinrich Berghous. Imperial 8vo: x,[2],382pp, with 24 tissue-guarded hand-colored plates. Contemporary quarter calf, flat spine in five compartments, lettered and decorated in gilt, stamped in blind; marbled covers, edges and end papers. An excellent copy, binding tight and unmarred, moderate foxing (mostly marginal) to about half of text leaves but plates completely clean and richly colored. Continental editions of Catlin are quite scarce, and this offers reduced-scale versions of the plates in the North American Indian Portfolio at a fraction of the cost. Howes C 243b. Sabin 11539. Pilling 684. Graff 630. First German Edition (published originally in different form, in London, 1841), a hybrid of Catlin's two best known works, Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians (1841) and North American Indian Portfolio (1844). The text of this edition is an abridged version of Letters and Notes, while most of the plates are scaled-down versions of the large folio plates of the Indian Portfolio. "As graphic delineations of Indian hunting and dancing scenes, these plates rank next to those of Bodmer." (Howes) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Steam Boat Wharf from Portico of Mac[k's] Hotel Gelong [sic]

      Pencil drawing and ink wash, 145 x 225 mm, titled in pencil lower right. This vignette, painted en grisaillefrom the carriage entrance to Mack's Hotel, Geelong, shows the outlook over Corio Bay. Various sailing ships are arriving and departing from the pier seen through the bluestone archway, while two well dressed visitors wait by a sign advertising carriages for hire. In all likelihood the artist was a guest at the hotel during his stay at Geelong, and painted this little scene en plein air. Built from bluestone in 1846 on the site of the earlier timber building known as the Wool Pack Inn, Mack's Hotel in Corio Terrace (now Brougham Street) ran under the proprietorship of early Geelong settler Joseph Gardner Mack. Withaccommodation for 78, stabling for 44 horses and a ballroom, the hotel by the bay was a prominent location for society events. Edward Turner arrived in Melbourne in 1856, and after visiting Geelong, Portsea and the Forest Creek diggings travelled to Sydney in 1857. He worked as an engraver, married in 1861, and in 1863 started his own business as a lithographic printer. By 1866 he was advertising as a bookseller and stationer and in 1871 he entered a partnership with William Henderson, establishing in Hunter Street a firm of booksellers, stationers, publishers and printers under the name Turner and Henderson. The firm also operated as an art gallery. Turner died in 1913; his son inherited the business, but within a year was declared bankrupt. Provenance: Acquired from the artist's descendants in Sydney by Tim McCormick in the 1980s. A collection of related works depicting Sydney and surroundings (some signed) from the same source were acquired by the Mitchell Library in 2002 (PXE 879).

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        Sämmtliche Werke. 16 Bände. Herausgegeben von Eduard Böcking.

      8 Leinen Wohl ungelesen. Einbände minimal lagerspurig. Sonst sehr guter Zustand. Reprint der Ausgabe Leipzig 1846

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        South Australia and its Mines with an historical Sketch of the Colony Under its Several Administrations to the Period of Captain Grey's Departure

      ondon- T and W Boone 1846 - The first edition of this important work on South Australia. With the eight pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear as called for, as well as an eight pageadvertising excerpt Opinions of the British and Colonial Press on Mr Pridham's Mauritius' and a four pageT& W Boone prospectusbefore the frontispiece. Also withpublisher's advertisements tipped in after page x. Collated: With a frontispiece, four plates and a map. Without the folding pocket map present in some copies but not called for in the plate list. Francis Dutton was the seventh Premier of South Australia, serving twice. This work, prepared for publication during his visit to London in 1845, is an important contemporary account of life in the new colony. Condition: Rebacked in a cloth binding with original spine and boards preserved. Externally, sound with light rubbing and bumping to extremities. Chipping to preserved spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with marginal age toning and handling marks throughout. Occasional light spots, heavier to plates. Dedication page uncut to top edge with title page. Publisher's excerpt to the front creased. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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