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        [Typee] Narrative of a Four Months' Residence Among the Native of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands; or, a Peep at Polynesian Life

      London: John Murray 1846 London: John Murray, 1846. First edition, first issue (p. 19, l. 1 reads "Pomarea"). 8vo. Map at p. [xvii]. [iii]-xvi, [ii], 285, [1] pp., terminal catalogue not present (no priority given by BAL), lacking half-title. Rebound in contemporary blue cloth, leather label. Spine faded and worn along ends and rear joint. BAL 13652 . First edition of Melville's first work

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        [Miniature]. The Golden Alphabet; or Parents' Guide and Child's Instructor

      N.P.: Robert Taylor, (1846). 126pp. Illustrated with three tiny woodcuts, two of which are cameo-style portraits of women, the third is a rear three-quarter view of a woman's head. Rare and unrecorded, each letter in this tiny alphabet book is presented in a decorated woodcut initial, followed by several pages containing a rhyme. The words selected to highlight each letter, and the rhyme that explains them, are based largely on Judeo-Christian doctrine and are aimed toward guiding parents in handling their children, as well as those children's moral instruction. In likely original textured flexible cloth, which shows some wear and creasing. With the bookplate of Stanley Marcus. (3/4 by 3/4; 18x18mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Map of India from the Most Recent Authorities

      London: W.H. Allen & Co. 7 Leadenhall Street 1846. . Map dimensions 93 x 82 cm, overall dimensions 97 x 84.5 cm. A very attractive folding map of India with bright original hand colouring. The whole dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen. Folds between original brown cloth covers, publisher’s gilt crest to upper board. Publisher’s advertisements to paste down and to folded end section on linen verso of the map, the former partially covered with a contemporary engraved ownership plate. Small old annotation to upper left margin sometime obscured with white paint, another just within the upper left corner of the map also obscured. Slight wear to head and foot of spine of covers. A lovely bright example of the map.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1846. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good binding. 46 pp. (including ads) with 22.5" x 21" handcolored folding map, in original embossed morocco case with title label. An important Western map with the accompanying text. Wheat cites this map as "among the first by a commercial cartographer to utilize the recent explorations that had bounded and determined the nature of the Great Basin. Because of its popularity, this map of the West exerted great influence, not only with the public but on other commercial cartographers". The text contains historical materials, referencing Lewis and Clark, as well as Fremont. The map has some toning. A couple of discrete and archival repairs at folds. There are some closed tears at the intersection of the folds. The case has been tastefully rebacked. (Sabin 49714; Howes, M685; Streeter Sale 2511; Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Regions, 29). Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        The Illustrated Botany, Comprising the Most Valuable Native and Exotic Plants, with their History, Medicinal Properties, etc., 2 volumes, complete

      New York: J.K. Wellman + B.H. Culver, 1846-1847.. There is some scattered foxing and browning to the text. There are also some marginal watermarks along the top page edges of some pages in both volumes but these do not extend into the text or plate illustrations. Aside from these minor points, this is a bright, very good copy in a very attractive period binding.. Pp. iv, 352, 47 hand-colored lithographs, 2 uncolored lithographs; pp. 384, 48 hand-colored lithographs. 19th century elaborately gilt-decorated full morocco with floral designs in gilt, gilt dentelles on turn-ins of the covers, all page edges in gilt, 8vo. This set is very uncommon. Few reference sources list both volumes and there are bibliographic inconsistencies in all copies known of the set. The title pages of this set each display "volume 1" yet the plates and text collation are identical to sets where the first volume has no volume number and the second volume is listed "volume 2".

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        MESMERISM."In Articulo Mortis

      1846. London: Short & Co., 1846. Original printed self-wrappers. First Edition of this "astounding and horrifying" tale. As "Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," it had first appeared in the December 1845 issue of the American Whig Review, then in the 5 January 1846 issue of the London Morning Post, followed by this variant-titled first edition in book form in January or February. There was no separate American edition (except collection in Poe's WORKS in 1850).~In the tale, a hypnotist arrives at the death-bed of Valdemar, to test the theory that putting a dying person into a mesmeric trance can forestall death indefinitely; as the sub-title predicts, the experiment (seven months of between-life-and-death existence) ends horrifyingly.~At that time mesmerism, like phrenology, was regarded as a science and was receiving public attention. Societies were formed both in America and in England that made a special study of mesmeric phenomena, and observations were frequently published. Some discussion resulted as to whether "Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" was a genuine exhibition of mesmeric power or a plausible history of an imaginary resuscitation. When questioned Poe neither denied nor affirmed its truth. [Robertson]~Shortly after this was published, Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote to a friend that Poe's story was "going the rounds of the newspapers, about mesmerism, throwing us all into the most admired disorder or dreadful doubts about whether it can be true." Poe wrote two other pieces involving mesmerism -- "A Tale of the Ragged Mountains" and "Mesmerism Revelation" -- but Valdemar is by far the best-known.~This is a fine copy, still in the original self-wrapper (no additional outer wrapper was provided by the publisher). Blanck 16151; Heartman & Canny p. 111; Robertson pp 234-235 (Poe's "most grotesque conception").

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Costumi della corte Pontificia

      Roma, 1846. 12mo (11.6 x 237.5 cm, 4.6 x 93.5"). Illus. t.-p.; 30 col. illus. This Vatican souvenir illustrates the costumes of court officials, including bishops (Roman, Greek, Armenian, Syrian), the Swiss Guard, and, of course, the Pope on various occasions, in => 30 brightly hand-colored plates with captions in Italian. This is the second printing, following the first of 1844 (the present copy opens with a colored portrait of Pius IX on the title-page, whereas the earlier printing is described by WorldCat as opening with Gregory XVI); the title-page portrait is => signed "V. Mochetti inc. per A. Bertini." The contents => unfold accordion-style in one long strip comprised of seven pieces neatly joined together in a =>leporello binding. Fully opened, the paper strip is => close to EIGHT FEET long. Contemporary terra-cotta textured paper in imitation of pebbled leather, in => original matching slipcase; binding rubbed with loss of paper, and cracked and fragile; slipcase faded and rubbed/chipped. Plates with a very few tiny spots, overall extremely clean and pleasing. This was a fine souvenir indeed!

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Handlexicon zum Corpus Juris Civilis: Nach den Quellen Bearbeitet

      1846. Heumann, H[ermann] G[ottlieb]. Handlexicon zum Corpus Juris Civilis: Nach den Quellen Bearbeitet. Jena: Verlag von Carl Hochhausen, 1846. iv, 563 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners. Some toning and occasional foxing to text. Ex-library. Inkstamps to front endleaves and title page, fragment of card pocket to rear pastedown. A solid copy of a scarce title. * First edition. This useful dictionary of terms in Roman law with references to passages in the Corpus Juris Civilis and other sources. The fourth and final edition was published in 1884. All are scarce, especially in North America. OCLC locates no copies of any edition in North America. This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Archiv des Vereins für Siebenbürgische Landeskunde. Bde. 1 und 2.

      Hermannstadt, Verlag des Vereins, 1843 - 1846. - 6 Tle. in 2 Bänden. Mit 4 lithograph. gefalt. Tafeln. 2 Bll., 142 S., 2 Bll., 124 S., 134 S.; 1 Bl., 505 S., 1 Bl. Lwd. d. Zt. Die Reihe erschien bis 1944, hier vorliegend die beiden ersten Bände.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        The Battle of Life. A Love Story

      Bradbury and Evans, London, 1846,, 1846. Small 8vo., pp. 175, + 2 of adverts. Publisher's original gilt decorated red cloth boards, gilt titles to spine, all edges gilt. Light edgewear, bumping to head and tail of the spine, slight discolouration of the cloth in some parts. very little chipping to tail of spine. First gathering a tiny bit loose. Illustrated by MacLise, Doyle, Stanfield, and Leech. Part of Dickens' "Christmas Books." Very good indeed. FIRST EDITION,Second issue, scarce. Eckel, pp. 121-123. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE LITERARY WORKS OF SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS. By Henry William Beechey. Signed

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1846 Signed by Krieghoff on the title page of both volumes. New and Improved Edition. Two Volumes, sm. 8vo., 462 + 459pp. Frontispiece engraving of Reynolds in Vol. I. Brown embossed cloth covered boards, decorated in gilt at the spine. A very good set with neatly executed light conservation at the extremities of the spines, one endpaper refreshed. Krieghoff, [1815 - 1872], the consummate portrayer of finely detailed , carefully composed anecdotal scenes of English & French Canadian life associated himself with this great English master through his writings & musings about life & craft; the younger Krieghoff doubtless influenced by Reynolds' commentaries on landscape & historical painting. An excellent Association Copy linking these two great artistic figures. Custom embossed brown cloth slipcase. Books signed by Krieghoff are rare.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Barhut (Anesi-Hengst.) Geschenk des Vice-Königs von Aegypten an den General-Consul Herrn von Wagner. Jetzt im Besitz Sr. Maj. des Königs von Preussen Friedrich Wilhelm IV.

      Berlin, L. Zöllner / Gebr. Rocca, [c. 1846]. - 640 x 490 mm. Toned lithograph (the stallion "Barhut" before a oriental caravan background), blindstamped by the publisher. Fine lithographed portrait of the Arabian stallion "Barhut", a gift by Muhammad Ali Pasha, Viceroy of Egypt, to the Prussian Consul General v. Wagner, who in turn presented the horse to his King, Fredrick William IV. The Thuringian artist Wilhelm Ammon (1812-95, of no relation to the famous like-named Bavarian Court Studmaster), trained at Berlin, Munich, and Paris, was particularly famous for his horse paintings, many of which were in the collections of the Altenstein castle and stud. - Edge defects repaired; some browning. Cf. Thieme/B. I, 416.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A Conchological Manual

      London: Bohn, 1846.. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches)., (ii), 313. Hand-coloured engraved frontis. 98 b/w figures to text. 2 fold-out tables. 26 hand-coloured plates with guards, containing 'above 500 etchings of nearly as many proposed or established genera, arranged in Lamarckian order'. Original cloth, stamped in blind to upper and lower boards, trifle marked, blocked in gilt to spine, faded. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Inner hinges just-pulled. O/w contents clean and bright. A Very Good copy with Fine coloured plates. The photograph shown here depicts the book in stock. Third edition, considerably enlarged and improved

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1846.. 303pp. plus folding map. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Small tear at one cross-fold of the map, with no loss. An occasional trace of foxing, stain on five leaves not affecting readability of text. Very good. With the bookplate of noted collector Kenneth Hill on the front pastedown. One of the most important overland narratives. Sage set out from Westport in the summer of 1841 with a fur caravan, later visiting New Mexico, witnessing the disaster of the Snively expedition, and joining the end of the 1843 Fremont expedition. He returned to Ohio in time to take a vigorous if futile role in the election of 1844, supporting Henry Clay. He wrote this book in 1845. The story of the publication of this work and its subsequent sale is told by LeRoy Hafen in the introduction to the most scholarly edition of Sage, issued in two volumes by the Arthur H. Clark Co. in 1956. According to Hafen, the publishers of the original edition felt the addition of a map would cost too much, and it was only at the author's insistence that a map was printed and sold with the book, at a higher rate. The map, based mainly on the 1845 Fremont map, is usually not found with the book. It is "one of the earliest to depict the finally-determined Oregon of the earliest attempts to show on a map the evermore- heavily traveled emigrant road to California" (Wheat). It adds interesting notes on the country and locations of fur trading establishments. Sage was certainly one of the most literate and acute observers of the West in the period immediately before the events of 1846. First edition, second issued (with page numbers 77-88, 270-271, and 302 correctly placed in outer margin). Preceded by a limited issue of 100 copies in wrappers published without the map. COWAN, pp.548-49. HOWES S16, "b." RAINES, p.181. MINTZ 402. SABIN 74892. WAGNER- CAMP 123:1. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 527. GRAFF, FIFTY TEXAS RARITIES 30. GRAFF 3633. STREETER SALE 3049. MATTES 68. RITTENHOUSE 502. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 30. FIELD 1345.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Map of Mexico, Including Yucatan & Upper California, Exhibiting the Chief Cities and Towns, the Principal Travelling Routes &c

      Philadelphia: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus Sr., 1846. First. unbound. near fine. Case map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 17.5" x 25". Rare first edition folding pocket map. Includes inset "The Late Battlefield", a diagram of the Battle at Monterey. Published during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), shows Texas as a state. Flags denote the battles of Palo Alto (May 8th, 1846), Resaca de la Palma (May 9th, 1846), and Monterey (September 21st-23rd, 1846). San Jacinto, Alamo and Tobasco are also flagged. Includes on inside cover table of "Extent and Population of Mexico". With original cover. Aside from small tear along mounted edged and slight foxing, map is in excellent condition. Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. (1792-1868) is one of the pioneers in American cartography of the 19th century.

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

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

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      Yerba Buena [i.e. San Francisco]. Sept. 21, 1846.. Manuscript text and brand marks on a sheet of paper, 7 x 8 1/2 inches. Old folds. Near fine. In a half morocco clamshell case. A very early example of California cattle brands, the earliest trans-Mississippi brand record that we have ever encountered. The document is headlined: "Inspected the following hides & tallow for Mr. William Heath Davis with the vent marks." William Heath Davis (1822-1909) was born in Hawaii and settled in California, working first for his merchant uncle and then developing businesses for himself. He became a wealthy merchant, ship owner, and rancher, and was also an early settler of San Diego. The present document records the inspection of fifty-one hides and five bags of tallow belonging to Davis. In his memoirs Davis describes the process by which merchants received animal hides and tallow (the tallow being used for candles and soap) from ranchers in exchange for payment for goods. He also describes how merchants would race to collect their debt first, before the other creditors came to the ranchers seeking payment. It is likely that the present document was produced at an instance when Davis received a large payment of hides and tallow, which needed to be inspected for quality, quantity, and provenance. Significantly, the document reproduces the seven vent marks used on the hides. A vent mark was used by cattlemen to visibly quit their claim to branded cattle, usually by altering the existing brand, which by its nature could not be erased. Also inspected were five bags of tallow, and the four marks used on those bags are also recorded. The document is dated September 21, 1846, and is signed by E. Ward Pell, "Inspector General." An early example of California cattle brands, and an interesting document illustrating the business operations of the important merchant, William Heath Davis. William Heath Davis, SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS IN CALIFORNIA, pp.246-47 and passim.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Black's General Atlas: Comprehending Sixty-one Maps from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources. Engraved on steel, in the first style of the art, by Sidney Hall, Hughes, etc. With Geographical Descriptions, and an Index of 56,000 names

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1846. 61 maps on 56 sheets, some being double page; mostly hand-coloured in outline. Folio (17 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches), contemporary half calf; boards detached lacking upper and lower compartment of backstrip. Marginal damp marking to prelims. Some browning and light foxing througout. Heavier foxing to the maps of Ireland, England, Spain, & the United States.

      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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        German Fairy Tales and Popular Stories as told by Gammer Grethel. Translated... by Edgar Taylor. With Illustrations from Designs by George Cruikshank & Ludwig Grimm

      London: Joseph Cundall, 1846.. Large 12mo in 6s. (7.25 x 5 inches). pp.xii, 350, 1 (advert leaf). Engraved portrait frontis. (crudely hand-coloured), vignette title to each of the twelve sections, numerous letterpress engravings, some marks to text. Contemporary olive green half calf, rubbed, gilt decorated, spine faded, return and corners of upper cover with doodled patterns in ink. Contemporary ms inscription on prelim blank. Marbled endpapers and edges, bookplate with crest to front pastedown. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good copy. Uncommon. First edition thus.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        Oliver Twist.

      1846 - With twenty-four illustrations on steel, by George Cruickshank. A new edition, revised and corrected, ten monthly parts. 8vo. Original wrappers. London, Bradbury and Evans.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA ILAB BA]
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        Message from the President ... Communicating a report of an expedition led by Lieutenant Abert, on the Upper Arkansas and through the country of the Camanche Indians, in the fall of the year 1845

      [Washington: 1846]. Octavo. (8 ¾ x 5 ½ inches). 13 lithographic plates and maps (1 large folding map, 1 folding "sketch [map] of a day's travel," 11 plates [1 folding]). (Old dampstaining, browning to title). Paper wrappers with early manuscript title label to upper cover, housed in a modern cloth chemise and red morocco backed slipcase. The first printing of this important report on the exploration of the American West The large folding map was drawn using the first astronomical observations to be made in the territory traversed: Wheat describes this map as "of great interest" and suggests that it was probably drawn by Charles Preuss. It is notable for the new information on the country between the Arkansas and Canadian rivers. Under Fremont's orders, Abert travelled west to the Raton Mountains, down the Canadian, and back to Fort Gibson through the Creek Nation. The views are quite handsome and include the famous plate of Bent's Fort, as well as depictions of West Texas and Oklahoma. Graff 6; Howes A10; Rittenhouse 1; Wheat Transmississippi 489; Sabin 59; Wagner- Camp 120.

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        Leigh Hunt Stories from the Italian Poets First Edition, Five Volumes

      Chapman and Hall/Smith, Elder and Co., 1846. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Hunt, Leigh. Stories from the Italian Poets First Edition, Five Volumes. Chapman and Hall/Smith, Elder and Co., 1846. With Lives of the Writers. The Town: It's Memorable Characters and Events. Table - talk to Which are Added Imaginary Conversations of Pope and Swift. Half leather. Very good. Gilt decorated blue leather by W. Worsfold, London. A handsome collection of Leigh Hunt first editions.

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        A Collection of Works by Eugene Sue in English

      London - W. M. Clark, Bruce and Wyld, 1846 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Mid-eighteenth century English translations of stories from popular French writer Eugene Sue. With two-column text and seperate title pages. The works included in this collection are: Matilda, Arthur, Paula Monti, Fascination, Kardiki, and The Godolpin Arabian. With a selection of illustrations. The collection with Fasincation, Kardiki, and The Godolphin Arabian was translated from the French by J. C. James, Esq. Condition: In a half calf binding, with marbled boards. Externally, rubbed, with a small library label to the spine. The front board is detached, with the backstrip coming away. The rear hinge is strained. Internally, firmly bound, with some browning, andoccasional foxing or handling marks, prominent to the first and last few pages. With a library label to the front pastedown. Overall: FAIR with a very good interior..

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        A Treatise on the Motive Powers which Produce the Circulation of the Blood

      New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846 First edition. Contemporary green blindstamped cloth with spine lettering in gilt. Octavo. Woodcuts in text, one full-page. Spine darkened, covers with a few light stains. Intermittent light stains at lower margin, especially in first part of text. Light foxing. Contemporary ownership signature on title-page. Still, quite a good, tight copy. Emma Willard (1787-1870) was an educational reformer who opened the Troy Female Seminary in 1814 as the first school in the United States to offer higher education for women. She also earned her living by writing, producing a number of textbooks and books on history and geography, including The Woodbridge and Willard Geographies and Atlases (1823), and History of the United States, or Republic of America (1828). She was a strong advocate of science education for women, and this is her primary scientific publication, though her sister, Almira H. Lincoln Phelps (1793-1884), the school's vice-principal, wrote several others (Lectures on Botany, 1829, Familiar Lectures on Natural Philosophy, 1837; Familiar Lectures on Chemistry, 1838). The present work presents an ill-founded, but interestingly argued, theory supported by original experiments of a caloric action to the circulation of blood in which the seat of power is the lungs rather than the heart. Nonetheless, it is important as an early work by an American woman in the sciences, which helped pave the way for other scientific writings by women.

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        WONDERFUL STORIES FOR CHILDREN. By Hans Christian Anderson (sic)

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1846.. FIRST EDITION 1846, small 8vo, 172 x 127 mm, 6¾ x 5 inches, original publisher's blind decorated mauve cloth, gilt title and 'Howitt' to upper cover within decorative gilt wreath, gilt title "Wonderful Stories" on spine in decorative font, all edges marbled, pale yellow endpapers, pages (4), 1-127, (1), PAGE 95/96 IS MISSING, and has been supplied in facsimile on old paper. 4 pretty hand coloured plates, including frontispiece, decorative borders to story titles, decorated initial to first word of each story, and some ornamental tailpieces. The stories: Ole Lucoie; The Daisy; The Naughty Boy; Tommelise; The Rose-elf; The Garden of Paradise; A Night in the Kitchen; Little Ida's Flowers; The Constant Tin Soldier; The Storks. Cloth browned especially at the edges and on spine, also slightly stained and marked, 3 - 5 mm (1/8" - ¼") of outer cloth missing at head and tail of spine, corners slightly bumped and slightly worn, front inner paper hinge cracked but holding firmly, 2 neat early inscriptions and an early name on front endpaper, all the same family, tiny brown spot to lower margin of title page and 2 following leaves, lower margin edge of pages 13 - 18 have 2 small scissor cuts, pages 19 - 22 each have 1 cut, 10 mm (½") light brown spot on 2 facing text pages, no loss, occasional small light mark to margins, very small chip to fore-edge of page 113. A very good copy (1 page in facsimile as noted) of the scarce first edition of the first translation of Andersen's fairy tales into English. The first issue is distinguished by the misspelling of Andersen's name on the title page. Mary Howitt and her husband William were personal friends of Andersen and Mary's translation of ten of his fairy tales was one of the three all published in 1846. She translated them from the Danish which she learned in order to read his works. Sotheby's Klein Catalogue, No.210; Osborne I, page 17; MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Natural Illustrations of the British Grasses

      Bath, London and Johnstone- Binns and Goodwin, Whittaker and Co, and Johnstone, 1846 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This scarce work of botany features various tipped in preserved dried specimens ofgrasses all native to Britain. With sixty-two plates containing natural plants, collated complete. Natural illustrations in botany, or dried specimens of plants, when preserved with care as to their natural appearance and character, must always be more interesting and valuable to a Botanist, or a lover of nature, than engravings; being the real or original object, which drawings are intended only to portray. Each specimen includes both the Latin and English name, its character, habitat, a general description, observations, and a poetical work that features the grass within its verse. Includes a copy of James Montgomery poetical work The Grasshopper to the introduction. Collected and edited by Frederick Hanham who is a corresponding member of the Medico-Botanical Society London. Hanham referred to worksby Knapp, Curtis, Sinclair, Lindley, Hooker, Greville, and Smithwhen creating hisbotanical descriptions and natural arrangements. From the writer ofA Manual for the Park: Or, a Botanical Arrangement and Description of the Trees and Shrubs in the Royal Victoria Park, Bath. Astle and Sons binders stamp to the rear pastedown. Condition: In original cloth binding with gilt motif to the front board and spine. Externally, a trifle rubbed with wear to the boards and spine. Back strip is slightly lifting. Both joints are strained but firm. Front hinge is slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although front endpapers are working loose. Bright pages with the occasional spot and offsetting from plates. Closed tear to page 1. Some specimens are detached. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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

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        Handboek der bijzondere Ziektekundige Ontleedkunde, Naar het Hoogduitsch (door Moleschott, Voorhelm Scheevoogt & Schrant)

      Haarlem,: Erven F. Bohn,, (1846)-1849. 2 volumes, xxiv, 824; xvi, 628 pp. 8vo (14 x 23 cm.). Very finely bound in recent half marbled calf, gilt lettered on red morocco labels, gilt numbered, 5 blind rullers on spine. With 1 folded table. ¶ Of greatest rarity, only 5 copies held in libraries worldwide(the Netherlands), but no copy with this variant title-page, e.g. vol. I with the date 1849 instead of 1846, and Moleschott's name as translator omitted. First (and only) Dutch translation of Rokitansky's "Handbuch d. speciellen Pathologische Anatomie", one of the great classics in medical history. A very fine copy in a splendid binding.-- (Title-pages slightly browned; half-title of volume II seems to be lacking; Copy with the cancelled library stamp, Univ. of Amsterdam!).

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        Snuff and Snuff Takers: A Pungent, Piquant, Comical, Veritable, and Historical Disquisition. To Which is Added, a Dissertation on the Poetry of Sneezing

      London - Joseph Baker, 1846 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of thiscomical and richly illustratedwork on snuff taking. Very scarce indeed in the original pictorial wrapsFeaturing numerous woodcut illustrations, including a frontispiece. With advertisements to the rear. George Thomas Fisher was also the author of 'Smoking and Smokers', published in 1845. Joseph Baker is described as a cigar merchant and dealer of meerchaums. Condition: In the original paper wraps, with pictorial decoration. Externally,some edge wear and slight loss. The wraps are detached but very ususually here are present. Internally, generallyfirmly bound. Pages browned as usual, with some edge wear, but generally clean, with just the odd mark. Shelfmark label to spine. Overall: GOOD and a rare survival..

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      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846.. Two volumes. xviii,[2],399; vii,[3],498pp. plus nineteen illustrations. Contemporary calf, gilt-tooled spines, red and green gilt morocco labels. Joints slightly worn. Ownership insignia on verso of front fly leaves, gift inscription on front fly leaf of first volume. Very good, and an attractive set. A biography of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan, eloquently dedicated to Queen Victoria. An interesting Persian perspective of Mohammed Khan's rule, intriguing for its eagerness to please British readers in light of recent conflicts between Persia and Great Britain. OCLC 3687402.

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        Etablissement Anglais at Port-Essington

      Paris,, 1846.. Tinted lithograph, 260 x 390 mm, fine condition, mounted. The original lithograph from Dumont d'Urville's Voyage au Pole Sud... showing the English settlement at Port Essington.Dumont d'Urville's instruction from King Louis-Philippe was to explore the South Pole. Up to this time France had taken no part in Antarctic discovery which had been dominated by the English. Dumont d'Urville left Toulon on September 7, 1837 with two ships, the "Astrolabe" and the "Zelee", on a voyage that was to become dogged by mishap and illness. Goupil was one of two artists that accompanied D'Urville, and was unfortunately one of many to succumb to dysentery; he died in Hobart in 1840 at the age of 26.Port Essington was the site of the third abortive attempt to establish a settlement on the northern coast of Australia. It was originally surveyed in 1818 by Captain Phillip Parker King who named the sheltered inlet after his great friend Vice Admiral Sir William Essington. In 1838 Captain Bremer made his second attempt of a settlement at Port Essington having already been there in 1824 and had to move on due to a lack of water. This time a location on Barrow Bay was found to have an adequate water supply and a settlement and fortification was built called Fort Victoria. Dumont d'Urville visited this new settlement in 1840 and it was then that Goupil recorded the struggling settlement in this his only landscape on Australian soil.

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        A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas

      London:: Printed and Published for the Author, by Bradbury and Evans,. 1846.. 8vo. 6-1/2" x 4". 11th Edition, and first edition with the B & E imprint (Osborne, Appendix 4; Smith II, 4 - Note 6). [8], 166 pp. T.p. printed in red & blue. Lacks final advert leaf.. Handsome modern deep maroon half-morocco binding, with marbled paper boards. AEG.. Spine sunned, with a bit of wear to spine panel head. Front board. gilt quite bright. Rear hinge paper just starting. Period pos to. ffep. 'Lovejoy' bookseller ticket to rear paste-down. A respectible. VG - VG+ copy.. According to Osborne, this 11th edition, with the B&E t.p., is one of the 'rarest' editions published. . 4 hand-colored plates, and 4 intratextual b/w cuts, by John Leech.

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        Observations on Military Law, and the Constitution and Practice of

      1846. De Hart, William C. [1800-1848]. Observations on Military Law, and the Constitution and Practice of Courts Martial, With a Summary of the Law of Evidence, as Applicable to Military Trials; Adapted to the Laws, Regulations and Customs, of the Army and Navy of the United States. New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. viii, 433, [6] pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Occasional early faint underlining and check marks in pencil. Light browning to outer edges of text block, creases and faint dampstaining to margins of some leaves, interior otherwise fresh. A solid copy in a handsome binding. * First edition. With an appendix that contains three forms for court martial procedure. This was the first American treatise published since the Revolutionary War. (Macomb's A Treatise on Martial Law (1809) deals exclusively with courts martial.) Reprinted six times between 1859 and 1869, it was the standard work on the subject. De Hart was a graduate of West Point and a captain in an artillery regiment. He served as Acting Judge Advocate of the Army and fought in the Mexican War. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 9021.

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        The State of Florida compiled in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers from the best authorities

      [Washington]: 1846. Engraved folded map by McLelland after Bruff, William A. Whitehead and Jacob Edmund Blake. In good condition except for some small clean repaired tears. Recent red morocco-backed cloth box, titled in gilt on 'spine'. 47 x 43 1/2 inches. A large, important, and informative map of Florida, one of the first produced after Florida's admission to the Union on March 3, 1845, carrying much useful military information. The map exhibits great detail and precision, especially in the coastline, and gives much information on the physical and cultural geography of the state. Numerous forts and military camps are located. This map would have provided important information on Florida at the onset of the Mexican War in 1846, in which there was much action in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Coastal islands are shown, as well as keys, rivers, and lakes. Great care is taken to note townships, pointing out which have been sectioned or unsectioned, and which have been surveyed or resurveyed. A note in the western Everglades marks the "district assigned to the Seminoles by the arrangement of Gen. Macomb May 18th 1839" and further remarks "N.B. 20 miles around this district is reserved from survey till the Seminoles are removed." The map contains three insets, showing "Key West;" "Mouths of the Suwanee River and the Cedar Keys Showing the Western Terminus of the Proposed Rail Road. From Lieut. Blake's Map;" and "General Map of Part of Florida Included Between Cedar Keys and St. John's River. From Lieut. Blake's Map." Joseph Goldsborough Bruff was a civilian draftsman and artist with the Bureau of Topographical Engineers. He participated in the California Gold Rush, and also worked on the United States Capitol as an ornamental designer and draftsman. Bruff earliest important map was issued by Henry S. Tanner in 1839, and was of the lands ceded by Indian tribes to the U.S. government by treaty, and lands occupied by the tribes. Bruff went on to produce important maps during the Mexican War (of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec) and the Civil War (of battles in Virginia and Maryland). Phillips Maps, p.284; OCLC 166643473

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        Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope,

      London - Henry Colburn, 1846 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautiful set of the memoirs of the remarkable Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope. Complete in three volumes. Second edition. With hand-coloured frontispiece to volume I and monochrome frontispieces to volumes II and III. Volume I features a fold-out plan showing Lady Hester Stanhope's residence at Joon. Publisher's catalogue to rear of volume III. Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope (12 March 1776 23 June 1839) was a British socialite, adventurer and traveller. Her archaeological expedition to Ashkelon in 1815 is considered the first modern excavation in the history of Holy Land archaeology. Her use of a medieval Italian document is described as one of the earliest uses of textual sources by field archaeologists. Charles Lewis Meryon (1783-1877) studied medicine at St. Thomas's Hospital under Henry Cline, by whose recommendation he was in 1810 engaged to accompany the eccentric Lady Hester Stanhope in the capacity of medical attendant, on a voyage to Sicily and the East. He followed her during her seven years' wanderings, saw her finally settled on Mount Lebanon and returned home, later revisiting Syria at Lady Hester's request in 1819. He found that she had completely adopted the usages of the East. Finally settling in London, Meryon issued there in 1845 his Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope. Despite their diffuseness, the memoirs are excellent reading and contain many curious particulars about persons of note. [DNB]Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled paper to boards. Externally, lovely condition. Internally, firmly bound. Foxing to frontispieces of volumes II and III but otherwise bright and generally clean with the odd scattered spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The Backwoods of Canada: Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer

      London: M.A. Nattali , 1846. Hard Cover. Very Good. 6 ' x 3 ", [iii]-viii, 351, [2], 78 pp. With 21 wood-engravings, most full-page, including the frontispiece; map, period half morocco & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers & edges. Scuffs to spine edges, top and corners, Overall, very good condition., This edition of Traill's account of life on the Canadian frontier is notable for the inclusion of the second part, "The Oregon Territory, Consisting of a Brief Description of the Country and its Productions; and of the Habits and manners of the Native Indian Tribes. With a Map of the Territory," apparently an abridgement of Charles G. Nicolay's "The Oregon Territory: A Geographical and Physical Account," published by Charles Knight in 1846. The spine lettering of the present volume reads "Library of Entertaining Knowledge. 22. Canada & Oregon."& (a) Tweney 89:57; WCB 122c:1; Howes N-151, Cowan 1, p. 162; Sabin 55251; (b) About Traill/Strickland, please see Sabin 96441 (for the 1836 first edition)

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        Part of the Portico of Edfou

      Sketches in Egypt and Nubia, from Drawings made on the Spot.. Francis Graham Moon., 1846. Plate 50. Lithograph. Later colour. Framed in hand made gold leaf frame with hand decorated washline mount Fine condition. Framed size: 77 x 65cm. Size: 51 x 35 cm. (20 x 14 inches). Roberts stunning lithograph of the pronaos of the Temple of Edfu. From David Roberts' journal, Nov 23 1838: 'To draw the [pronaos] I was obliged to sit in the sun protected only by a sunshade and the temperature reached 98 degrees in the shade today. I fear I did not make a very good job of it, but this collonade is so lovely, I could not resist it.' Engraved by Haghe, Louis.

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        Elemente des Spitzbogenstiles systematisch entwickelt nach den vorzüglichsten Bau- und Kunstdenkmälern aus der Glanzperiode des Mittelalters; für Schulen und zum Selbstunterrichte für Architekten, Maler, Bildhauer und Steinmetzen, überhaupt für alle Techniker, die sich mit dem Baufache beschäftigen. Mit erläuterndem Texte. Textband (1. Heft + 2. Abtheilung: Erklärung der Tafeln) + Tafelband (beinhaltet die Tafeln der Hefte 1-7).

      München: Emil Roller, 1845 + 1846. - FL2324 4°. Schwarze Pappbände der Zeit mit montiertem Deckeltitel auf einem grünen und einem braunen Deckelschild. Textband: 112 Seiten, (2 Bll. Titelei), 31 Seiten / Tafelband: (1 Bl. Titelei), XXXVI, XXXVI, XII Tafeln. Beide Einbände sind berieben und bestoßen, die Ecken durchgerieben. Ebenso sind beide Bände mit einem Vorbesitzersignaturschild auf dem Rücken sowie einem Vorbesitzerstempel auf dem Titelblatt gekennzeichnet. TEXTBAND: Die obersten Ecken der ersten 30 Seiten des 1. Heftes sowie die unteren Ecken der Seiten 19-31 der 2. Abtheilung weisen leichte Knickspuren auf. Ein Feuchtigkeitsfleck von ca. 1x2cm befindet sich im 1. Heft am oberen Rand der Seiten 1-112 und in der 2. Abtheilung am oberen Rand auf den Seiten 13-31. Die Seiten sind durchgängig leicht braunfleckig, die ersten und letzten 10 Seiten etwas stärker. TAFELBAND: Auf der Tafel 33 (Heft 6) befinden im oberen Drittel der Tafel 2 ca. 1cm, kleine braune Tintenflecke. Das Titelblatt sowie die Tafeln 1-9 (Heft 1) weisen stärkere Knickspuren am oberen Seitenrand auf. Die Tafel 3 (Heft 1) ist am oberen Tafelrand ca. 2cm eingerissen. In der Tafel 36 (Heft 3) befindet sich außerhalb der Tafel am unteren linken Seitenrand ein kleines Loch. Die Bindung zwischen den Tafeln XXIV und XXV (Heft 3) sowie den Tafeln XXVIII und XXIX (Heft 3) ist brüchig. Ein Feuchtigkeitsfleck von ca. 1x3cm befindet sich auf den Tafeln 1-23 (Hefte 1-2) am oberen Tafelrand. Ebenso befindet sich ein Feuchtigkeitsfleck von ca. 8x4cm am unteren Tafelrand der Tafeln 8-36 (Hefte 4-6). Die einzelnen Tafeln sind leicht braunfleckig, die Tafeln I-XII (Heft 7) und XXIV (Heft 2) sowie das Titelblatt etwas stärker. Collationiert. Mäßige bis gute Exemplare. 1500

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        Fuller's Telegraphic Computer

      Massachusetts: John E. Fuller, 1846. Very Good. Palmer';s Computing Scale is one of the most desirable objects for those who collect early American Slide Rules. It was designed by Mr. Aaron Palmer and Mr. George G Smith in early 1841. A prototype was shown in early 1842, and later in Boston in the fall of 1843. Bobby Feazel (Journal of the Oughtred Society Vol 3 No 1 and Vol 4 no 1) notes that the Scale's first commercial appearance was made in January 1844. Mr. John E. Fuller became associated with this device in 1845, and copyrighted the Time Telegraph that same year. This second device was affixed to the rear of the Palmer Computing Scale, and separate instructions were provided in a separate book or portfolio (not present here). There were various editions of this device produced from 1845 to 1871. Our example was published in 1845/46 (further differentiation of the date is impossible without the instruction book, here lacking). The device is often found without the instruction book and portfolio as is the case here. This example has the Palmer slide rule showing a copyright of 1843, and the Fuller side copyright 1845. There is some minor loss to the gold stamped decorated black border finish, and one corner is bumped. There is an ink inscription 'Property of L. Derr' on the Fuller side. Both sides rotate as they should, but the Palmer side is curled up and slightly out of it';s circular hole as if slightly too large. There is a fairly uniform darkening/soiling to both sides. Overall a nice example of a rare item.

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      New York. 1846.. [4],vi,[11]-166pp. including map. Later three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Light foxing on early leaves. Overall very good. Second edition, after the first of the year before. An account of Page's travels, undertaken in the spring of 1839, from the Sabine via Nacogdoches, Houston and Bastrop to San Antonio, returning to Houston by way of Texana and Goliad. "[This account] brings back to us now in a charming fashion the Texas of 1839" - Streeter. Dr. Page was a graduate of Harvard Medical School. The engraved map, which shows eastern Texas only, is different from the map in the first edition, which shows Mexico, with an inset of Texas. HOWES P9, "aa." STREETER TEXAS 1604 (note). RAINES, p.167. RADER 2568 (1st ed). CLARK III:221. SABIN 93969.

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        The Californian

      Monterey & San Francisco: August 29, 1846 - September 15, 1847. 27 numbers, quarto (11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches) (vol.I, 21 issues) and folio (18 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches) (vol.II, 6 issues). Each 4pp. (No. 3 has large hole through both leaves with loss of some text, no. 5 is silked and separated at fold, no. 15 silked, no. 28 has small hole, no. 29 silked and separated at fold with small hole and corner missing, four numbers of volume II have small sections missing, either clipped or torn out). Contained in two half red morocco and cloth boxes. An extensive run of the first California newspaper, comprised of twenty-one issues of volume one and six numbers of volume two. The set offered here is probably the most complete to appear on the market since the Thomas W. Streeter Sale in 1968, and offers what is likely to be the last opportunity to acquire this California rarity. The California State Library's set is less complete, as is every other known run of the newspaper save for the complete set handled by Howell and a run of thirty-eight numbers sold at the Streeter Sale (for $ 17,500 in 1968). A set belonging to the California Pioneers was destroyed by fire. The Californian was edited by Walter Colton, author of Deck and Port (1850) and Three Years in California (1850), and Robert Semple, a frontier doctor from Kentucky. The first issue appeared on August 15, 1846 and continued to be published weekly in Monterey, in English and Spanish on the Zamorano Press, the first printing press in California. Paper was so scarce that a few issues had to be printed on cigar wrapping papers. Much of the news is comprised of first-hand accounts of local happenings. When there was a scarcity of news items, Colton and Semple used fillers of poetry and fiction, or culled from newspapers received in exchange. The paper was printed every Saturday until No. 36, April 24, 1847, when Colton turned the business over to Semple due to ill health. Number 37, here present, notes the change; this and the next issue, that last published in Monterey, appeared on Thursday rather than Saturday. Semple moved the paper almost immediately to San Francisco, where he began publication in a larger folio format, on May 22, 1847. The paper bore the masthead The Californian until Number 15, August 28, here present, when the "The" was dropped. B.R. Buckelew took over as publisher July 17, Robert Gordon on October 27th, and Buckelew again January 26, 1848. The Californian served as a vital source of news for the American forces during their occupation of California in the Mexican War. The paper continued in its important role after the war with its support of the new government, printing the texts of the various official proclamations, and strongly advocating a territorial relationship with the United States as a first step toward annexation. The issues included here include Part I of a review, with extracts, of Melville's Typee (Vol. I, No. 21), a reprinting of the Prospectus for the paper establishing editorial policy (Vol I, No. 30), and an account of the rescue of the Donner party survivors (Vol. I, No. 32), among many other items of great historical interest. Fahey, pp.33-48; Streeter Sale 2509; Greenwood 99; Graff 550; Kemble (1962), pp.52-65; Wagner, California Imprints 1.

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      Monterey & San Francisco. Aug. 29, 1846 - Sept. 15, 1847.. Together, twenty-seven numbers, each 4pp. First volume in quarto format, folded sheets, unbound as issued. Second volume in folio, as issued. Sixteen numbers of the first volume are in excellent condition. Of the others, No. 3 has a large hole through both leaves, obliterating some text; No. 5 is silked and separated at fold; No. 15 is silked; No. 28 has a small hole; No. 29 is silked and separated at fold, with small hole and corner missing. Four numbers of the second volume have small sections missing, either clipped or torn out. In two red half morocco and cloth boxes. An extensive run of the first California newspaper, comprised of twenty-one issues of the first volume and six numbers of the second volume. The set offered here is likely the most complete to appear on the market since the Streeter sale in 1968. The California State Library's set is less complete - as is every other known run of the newspaper save for a complete set handled by Howell and a run of thirty-eight numbers sold at the Streeter sale (for $17,500 in 1968). A set belonging to the California Pioneers was destroyed by fire. THE CALIFORNIAN was edited by Walter Colton, author of DECK AND PORT (1850) and THREE YEARS IN CALIFORNIA (1850), and Robert Semple, a frontier doctor from Kentucky. The first issue appeared on Aug. 15, 1846, and the newspaper continued to be published weekly in Monterey, in English and Spanish on the Zamorano Press, the first printing press in California. Paper was so scarce that a few issues had to be printed on cigar wrapping papers. Much of the news is comprised of firsthand accounts of local happenings. When there was a scarcity of news items, Colton and Semple used fillers of poetry and fiction, or culled from newspapers received in exchange. The paper was printed every Saturday until No. 36, April 24, 1847, when Colton turned the business over to Semple due to ill health. Number 37, here present, notes the change, and that number and the next issue, the last published in Monterey, appeared on Thursday rather than Saturday. Semple moved the paper almost immediately to San Francisco, where he began publication in a larger folio format on May 22, 1847. The paper bore the masthead, THE CALIFORNIAN, until No. 15, Aug. 28, here present, when "The" was dropped. B.R. Buckelew took over as publisher on July 17, Robert Gordon on Oct. 27, and Buckelew again on Jan. 26, 1848. THE CALIFORNIAN served as a vital source of news for the American forces during their occupation of California in the Mexican War. The paper continued in its important role after the war with its support of the new government, printing the texts of the various official proclamations, and strongly advocating a territorial relationship with the United States as a first step toward annexation. The issues included here include Part I of a review, with extracts, of Melville's TYPEE (Vol. I, No. 21), a reprinting of the prospectus for the paper establishing editorial policy (Vol. I, No. 30), and an account of the rescue of the Donner party survivors (Vol. I, No. 32), among many other items of great historical interest. The only opportunity likely to present itself to acquire a fabled California rarity. FAHEY, pp.33-48. STREETER SALE 2509. GREENWOOD 99. GRAFF 550. KEMBLE (1962), pp.52-65. WAGNER, CALIFORNIA IMPRINTS 1.

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        A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut: With the Time of Their Arrival in the Colony and Their Standing in Society, Together With Their Place of Residence, as Far as Can Be Discovered By the Records. No. 1

      Hartford: E. Gleason, 1846. 1st ed., 1846. 8vo. Frontispiece engraved portrait of Hinman tipped in (by author?). 336 pp. Original 3/4 leather with marbled boards. Listed in Howes and Sabin, a work which was never completed. INSCRIBED with long notes by Hinman. On the second front free endpaper: "It is my desire that this book should be kept in my family as it is the only bound volume that I am aware was ever bound, of the five pamphlets I published, not be sold or loaned out of the family as the children when they advance in life will find it more interesting than when young. Royal K. Hinman" On the rear free endpaper: "Common names in North Wales, Evans, Hughes, Jones, Owens, Thomas, Williams. These are the most common , and the names of Griffiths, Lewis . . . Taken May 9 1848 — by Samuel Olmstead, Professor at N. Y. R. R. Hinman". Front and rear boards detached but present, spine worn, text bright, very good. A very scarce volume and with signed notes, rare.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Reineke Fuchs

      J. G. Cotta, Stuttgart and Tubingen, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Wilhelm von Kaulbach. Original full red morocco, gilk\t and stamped, moire endpapers, inner hinges reinforced with cloth tape apparently as a precaution. A bit of wear at hinges and ends, but still a very attractive binding. Light occasional foxing, much cleaner than usual internally. With the suggestive plate at page 42 of the fox under the monk's habit that was later suppressed. A lovely copy of the first Kaulbach edition. Size: Folio. Illustrator: Wilhelm von Kaulbach. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 043062. .

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      J. hetzel, 1846. in4 Relié

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