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        Entrance to the Tombs of the Kings of Thebes, Bab-el-Malouk

      London: Day & Son for F.G. Moon,, 1846-49. 33 x 49 cms, lithograph by Louis Haghe after Roberts, with original hand colour, trimmed to the edge of the image and mounted on card as issued. An example from the scarce deluxe edition of the work, generally referred to as the ‘subscribers’ edition’; published concurrently with the standard first edition - at roughly twice the price - it wasn’t stricly limited to subscribers, but there are far fewer examples in circulation. Print

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and of the Museum of Economic Geology in London

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1846-48. . First edition, three volumes - volume II bound in two parts, 8vo. 72 plates, including 8 hand coloured maps and sections, plus 4 folding tables, a couple of plates with minor wear to the outer margin, the text largely unopened, half title in volume I carelessly opened. Original blind stamped cloth, a little rubbed, spines sunned. A collection of 22 articles; the Authors including De La Beche and Playfair. Volume II part I consists entirely of John Phillips’ account of the Malvern Hills compared with the palæozoic districts of Abberley.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        PICTURES FROM ITALY

      1846. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 2 pp undated ads. Original blind-stamped blue cloth. First Edition of Dickens's account of his 1844 tour of Italy.~His description of the coaching trips which took him from place to place for five months is full of wonderful observations of his fellow-men... His account of a public execution in Rome is remarkable -- his emotional reaction is held firmly in control but revulsion at the whole proceeding is implicit in every line [CGEL]~This copy is in the primary (fine-diaper cloth) binding; copies were also issued in ribbed cloth of the same color. This is a very good copy, with little wear but with some soil on the covers; the endpapers are old but not original. The front flyleaf bears the penciled signature of Walter Smith, bibliographer of Dickens. Smith II pp 44-58.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman ]
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        A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE ENGLISH LAKES, comprising minute directions for tourists, with Mr.Wordsworth's description of the scenery of the country, etc. and four letters on the geology of the Lake District, by Rev.Prof.Sedgwick. Edited by the publisher.

      Third edition Longman and Co. & Whittaker and Co. and Kendal: J.Hudson 1846 - Original blind-stamped green cloth gilt, sometime rebacked, the original leather spine label re-laid. Booksellers label of Bailey & Son, Keswick. Pp. ix, (i), 246, complete with engraved frontispiece, 4 pages of mountain outlines, 1 plan and 1 diagram, and a large folding linen-backed map (repaired in the folds). Some edges a little brittle. [Bicknell: 122.3]. In effect the eighth edition of Wordsworth's "Guide to the Lakes" - the upper board is lettered "Wordsworth's Scenery of the Lakes of England with directions for tourists". Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HOLLETT & SON, R.F.G.]
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        Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches

      Llandovery, London and Chester: Welsh Manuscript Society, 1846 Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches; Between the Years 1586 and 1613, under the Authority of Clarencieux and Norroy, Two Kings at Arms, By Lewys Dwnn, Deputy Herald at Arms; Transcribed from the Original Manuscripts, and Edited, with numerous explanatory notes. 2 Volumes. In maroon half leather with red cloth, a little bumped and worn at edges. Spines in brown leather with raised bands, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, marbled end pages, both volumes have the bookplate of Evan Davies Jones with presentation notes, Volume 1, (xxii), [2], 7-340 pp which includes the list of subscribers and the corrigenda, very minimal foxing to the first 2 blank pages, also has 2 small newspaper articles tipped in, has a wonderful frontispiece by WL Walton of the Hirlas or drinking horn, presented by King Henry VII to Davydd ab Ieuan of Llwyn Davydd in Cardigan. Volume 2, (7), 8-370 pp with a frontis piece showing facsimiles of Autographs, again minimal foxing to blanks. A wonderful and informative book. Meyrick, antiquary and historian of arms and armour, published various titles his last being an edition of Lewis Dwnn's Heraldic Visitation of Wales, for the Society for the Publication of Ancient Welsh Manuscripts (1846). for a full Bio see ODNB

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        Aide- Memoire to the Military Sciences (Three Volumes)

      London: John Weale. Very Good/No Jacket. 1846. First Thus Edition. Hardcovers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Magnificently bound in brown calf leather with extensive gilt decoration and to spine and boards, five rasied bands to spine, this three volume hardcover set is VG. Marbled endpapers and edges, headbands and dentelles, size is 25cm x 16cm. Volume One, 1V/545pp with numerous engravings and articles by different authors. Subjects include the following: Assault, Escalade, Defilade, Attack of Fort, Explosion of Powder etc. Volume Two, 1V/545pp+4pp plates. Volume Three, 1V/794pp plus Index. Large collection of engraved plates in each volume. Volume One has water stain to front board, otherwise Vg. Volume Two is Vg. Volume Three has minor yellow stain to bottom margin of first twenty pages. Minor rubbing to spine hinges of three volumes otherwise VG. .

      [Bookseller: Camillas Bookshop]
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        Il Codice Civile Comentato Colle Leggi Romane, I Decreti le Ordinanze

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

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        A Conchological Manual

      London: Bohn, 1846. Third edition, considerably enlarged and improved. Hardcover. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). pp.vi, (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.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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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. First edition thus.. Hardcover. 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.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Paleografía espanõla : comprende una sucinta historia de la escritura, adornada con los caracteres antiquos y modernos que cada nacion ha tenido

      Barcelona, 1846. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary tree calf, wear at corners, rubbing to spine, small paint droplet on rear cover. Quite attractive, generally. (iii)-viii, 466 (467) (375 repeated), lithographed throughout. A remarkable history of Spanish paleography with 5 folding plates (one hand colored) outside of the pagination. Scattered minor foxing and staining. With a portrait frontis of the author. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Art & Design; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040630. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        Lucretia or the Children of the Night

      London: Saunders & Ottley, 1846. First edition, with half-titles. 3 vols., 12mo. xi, 296, [32, ads]; 306; 306, [6, ads] pp. Original purple cloth-backed drab boards with printed paper spine labels, uncut. Spines sunned, minor nick at head of one spine, else fine. Sadleir 419; Wolff 944 . "A fictionalized treatment of the Wainewright poisoning case of 1828-1830." - Woolf

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Lettres à Son Altesse Royale le Duc regnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux science morales et politiques.Brussels: M. Haney, 1846.

      First edition of this classic, the copy of the great mathematician Constantin Carathéodory. <br/><br/> "This book is really an original, if elementary, treatise on probability and social statistics, written in the form of a series of letters to the Belgian king's two nephews, Ernst (the duke to whom the book was dedicated) and Albert (who by 1846 was husband to Queen Victoria of Great Britain). Quetelet had tutored the two in the 1830's, and in writing his book as a series of letters he was adopting a form that had been used with great success by Euler in 1768, with Letters to a German Princess" (Stigler, History of Statistics, p. 206). "In his autobiography Galton explains how he first encountered Quetelet's statistical methods in 1863, two years before the publication of his first article on heredity. He had immediately been attracted to Quetelet's examination of the 'law of deviation from an average,' which he had discovered when reading the 1849 English translation of Quetelet's 1846 book <i>Lettres à Son Altesse Royale le Duc regnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux science morales et politiques.</i> . . . In his 1846 <i>Lettres</i>, Quetelet used [Laplace's curve of 'possible error'] to interpret anthropomorphic data, thus giving it a new methodological significance, as has been pointed out by Stigler. Quetelet used Laplace's theorem to determine whether a series of real objects (and not mere measures) could be considered homogeneous. Laplace's theorem implied that a group of measures affected by the same major causes, and varying only in terms of many minor, accidental causes, should be distributed according to Gauss' law. Quetelet's innovation was to use the Gaussian distribution as a way of detecting groups of homogeneous objects. He thus made explicit what had previously been merely implicit in Laplace's work: a Gaussian (or 'normal' distribution) is a necessary and sufficient condition of homogeneity. The Laplace-Gauss law thus left the arcane realm of the estimation of error (in the measurement of a given object) to become a tool for detecting homogeneity in groups of real objects. In particular, it became a method for identifying 'populations' as objective entities. If, for example, the chest size or stature of soldiers was approximately distributed according to Gauss' law, this would indicate that it was a real population, within which variation was merely accidental. For Quetelet, a Gaussian distribution revealed both order in apparent chaos, and also an underlying ideal type that nature tries to attain, implying that variation has no real significance. This would also explain why Darwin, if he did read Quetelet, would hardly have been attracted by his concept of a 'population'." (Jean Gayon, Darwinism's Struggle for Survival: Heredity and the Hypothesis of Natural Selection, tr. by Matthew Cobb, 1998, pp. 117-8).. 8vo (206 x 147 mm), pp. [6], iv, 450, contemporary dark blue half morocco, book plate to front pastedown of Constantin Carathéodory. A fine copy

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        The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV. Eight Volumes

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1846-69. 3/4 crimson morocco, gilt, Law Society prize binding; sound The most famous of all works devoted to England&#39;s Lord Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison with the best biographies in the language"; with the eighth index volume, printed in 1869, in a variant binding

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        MITCHELL&#39;S NATIONAL MAP OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC OR UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. TOGETHER WITH MAPS OF THE VICINITIES OF THIRTY-TWO OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES AND TOWNS IN THE UNION

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Mitchell&#39;s National Map of the American Republic or United States of North America. Together with Maps of the Vicinities of Thirty-Two of the Principal Cities and Towns in the Union

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1846. Wall map, 38 x 46¼ inches, full period colour. Surrounded by thirty-two small maps of individual American cities. Four larger inset maps. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in blue cloth, on contemporary rollers. Some creasing and soiling, but overall in very good condition. An important American map, showing the country anticipating the expansion achieved by the Mexican War. The fourth edition of an important wall map of the United States, following editions of 1843, 1844, and 1845. Along with thirty-two small maps of individual American cities, there are four insets, including two important new inset maps which first appear on this 1846 version: "Map of Oregon Territory" (shown going up into Canada, beyond its limits of the Treaty of 1846), and "Map of the State of Texas." These new insets replaced the population table that appeared on previous editions. Published at the start of the Mexican War, they show important regions that would be significantly redrawn with the course of events. Texas is shown with its Republic boundaries. Another two additional inset maps-- "Map of the North-Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842" showing the Maine-Canada boundary, and "Map of the Southern part of Florida"--are carried over from earlier versions of the map. There are also two population tables. As with all of Mitchell&#39;s early maps of the United States, the main map extends no further west than the 95th meridian (eastern Texas). Due to the tremendous territorial growth west of the 95th meridian brought about by the Mexican War (1846- 48), the map was discontinued after 1850. The map, engraved by J. H. Brightly, also appeared at least once (1843) in a pocket map format, with the thirty-two town plans on a separate sheet. The 32 inset maps that colorfully adorn the margin show the "vicinities" of the major or upcoming cities and are more or less adjacent to their geographical places on the large map. Along the bottom margin for example are Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charleston, Savannah, Mobile, New Orleans, etc. Not in Phillips, America; Rumsey 3796.

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        Great Hall at Karnac, Thebes

      London: Day & Son for F.G. Moon,, 1846-49. Print. 48 x 32.5 cms, tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe after Roberts, closed marginal tear (not affecting image), blank verso. From the first edition of &#147;Egypt and Nubia&#148;, which in Abbey&#146;s words, together with Roberts&#146; &#147;The Holy Land&#148; (1842-45, Abbey 385) forms &#147;one of the most important and elaborate ventures in nineteenth-century publishing, and ... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph&#148;. Abbey 272.

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

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

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        Karnac

      London: Day & Son for F.G. Moon,, 1846-49. Print. 48.5 x 32.5 cms, tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe after Roberts, creases in lower margin, not affecting image or printed caption, blank verso. From the first edition of &#147;Egypt and Nubia&#148;, which in Abbey&#146;s words, together with Roberts&#146; &#147;The Holy Land&#148; (1842-45, Abbey 385) forms &#147;one of the most important and elaborate ventures in nineteenth-century publishing, and ... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph&#148;. Abbey 272.

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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

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        [Miniature]. The Golden Alphabet; or Parents&#39; Guide and Child&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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).

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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&#146;s gilt crest to upper board. Publisher&#146;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.

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        ACCOMPANIMENT TO MITCHELL&#39;;S NEW MAP OF TEXAS, OREGON, AND CALIFORNIA

      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.

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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".

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s "most grotesque conception").

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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.

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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.

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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&#39;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&#39; "Christmas Books." Very good indeed. FIRST EDITION,Second issue, scarce. Eckel, pp. 121-123. Book Collector No.271, &#39;The Great Illustrators&#39;.

      [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&#39; 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.

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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). pp.vi, (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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        SCENES IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, AND IN OREGON, CALIFORNIA, NEW MEXICO, TEXAS, AND THE GRAND PRAIRIES; OR NOTES BY THE WAY, DURING AN EXCURSION OF THREE YEARS...By a New Englander

      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&#39;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 boundary...one 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.

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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&#39;s is an "intelligent narrative of extensive travels from the Platte to the Arkansas, including the best contemporary account of Snively&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        [MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT RECORDING THE HIDES AND TALLOW RECEIVED BY CALIFORNIA PIONEER AND PROMINENT MERCHANT, WILLIAM HEATH DAVIS, AND RECORDING THE BRANDS ON THE HIDES]

      Yerba Buena [i.e. San Francisco]. 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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&#39;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..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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