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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). 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

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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'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.

      [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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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.

      [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'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.

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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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        THE ILLUMINATED GEMS OF SACRED POETRY

      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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        LIFE OF THE AMIR DOST MOHAMMED KHAN, OF KABUL: WITH HIS POLITICAL PROCEEDINGS TOWARDS THE ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, AND PERSIAN GOVERNMENTS, INCLUDING VICTORY AND DISASTERS OF THE BRITISH ARMY IN AFGHANISTAN

      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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        PRAIRIEDOM: RAMBLES AND SCRAMBLES IN TEXAS OR NEW ESTRÉMADURA. BY A SUTHRON. WITH A MAP

      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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        CALIFORNIAN

      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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        Contes

      J. hetzel, 1846. in4 Relié

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        Reineke Fuchs. Mit Zeichnungen von Wilhelm von Kaulbach gestochen von R. Rahn u. A. Schleich

      Stgt., Vlg. d. J. S. Cottaschen Buchhandlung [1846].. gr.-4°. 1 Bl., gest. Frontisp., ill. Titel, Titel, 257 S. Mit 36 Taf. in Stahlstich u. 24 Holzstich-Vign. Grüner OLdr.-Bd. m. reicher Goldpräg. auf beiden Deckeln u. Rü. Vollgoldschn. Stellenw. leicht stockfl. Kanten leicht berieb. Goedeke IV/3, 307; Rümann 1094; Hausw.-Voigt II, 77 - Erste von Kaulbach illustr. Ausgabe, gestochen v. Rudolf Rahn u. A. Schleich. - "Im Verlaufe der Arbeit hatte Kaulbach, von seiner Spottlust getrieben, scharfe Anspielungen auf Politik und das öffentliche Leben gemacht, mit der reaktionären Regierung in Konflikt zu kommen." (Rüm. I.B. 302)

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        Reineke Fuchs von Wolfgang von Goethe. Mit Zeichnungen von Wilhelm von Kaulbach gestochen von R. Rahn und A. Schlich

      Stuttgart: J. G. Cotta, (1846). first book edition, originally issued in parts; folio (leaves slightly taller than 35 cm.), 257 pp., has frontispiece, pictorial title and engraved plates including the suppressed plate opposite page 42 (in his desperation to escape, Tibert the Cat attacks a priest in a most sensitive location) and the plate opposite page 4 that was found offensive to some (Wolf dressed as an Abbe has evil intentions toward the rabbits in his religion class), some copies have a key plate for the illustrations but not present here; in the very elaborately gold stamped red edition binding with the central feature being Reynard dressed as a Roman soldier riding a chariot pulled by a griffin, all edges gilt; the binding has a few small spots of rubbing, book plate of a modern private owner, scattered and light age staining, last leaf has a soft wrinkle line, . Photos available upon request.

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        CuriositŠten- und Memorabilien-Lexicon von Wien. Ein belehrendes und unterhaltendes Nachschlag- und Lesebuch in anekdotischer, artistischer, biographischer, geschichtlicher, legendarischer, pittoresker, romantischer u. topographischer Beziehung. Herausgegeben von Anton Kšhler. 2 BŠnde. {2 volumes complete}

      Wien ohne Verlag 1846 (Vienna no publisher). First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Realis". CuriositŠten- und Memorabilien-Lexicon von Wien, edited by Anton Kšhler, 2 vol., first edition, wood-engraved pictorial titles and illustrations, original green cloth, spines gilt and very slightly faded, a really exceptional copy, 8vo, Vienna, 1846. Price includes worldwide insured delivery.

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        Topographical Map of the Road from Missouri to Oregon Commencing at the Mouth of the Kansas in the Missouri River and Ending at the Mouth of the Wallah Wallah in the Columbia ... From the field notes and journal of Capt. J. C. Frémont

      Baltimore: E. Weber &Co., 1846. One map on 7 lithographed sheets, with an additional loose copy of the first section (each 16 x 26 2/8 inches), joined at right edge by a single paper guard (some browning at folds). Provenance: Presentation copy from Daniel Stevens Dickinson (1800-1866), U.S. Senator to ? N.m J. Dodge, inscribed by him on the paper guard. The celebrated cartographer Charles Preuss first issued a map of this area to accompany Fremont’s “A Report of the Exploring Expedition to Oregon and California” (1845). Fremont's report, written with the help of his wife Jessie Benton, and Preuss’s map "changed the entire picture of the West [and] represented as important a step forward from the earlier western maps of the period as did those of Pike, Long, and Lewis and Clark in their day.... [Preuss's map] represented trustworthy direct observation, a new, welcome, and long overdue development in the myth-encrusted cartography of the West... This map marked not only the end but the beginning of an era" (Wheat). The Frémonts' account of the journey, ‘A Report of the Exploring Expedition to Oregon and California . . .’ (1845), enthralled the nation. Skillfully combining adventure, scientific data, and detailed practical information for emigrants, supplemented by a valuable map prepared by expedition cartographer Charles Preuss, it was "monumental in its breadth--a classic of exploring literature" (William H. Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire [1966], p. 248). This new, and much enlarged map, was commissioned by the Senate of the United States, and reproduces the area in much greater detail. It "was a road guide for Oregon emigrants such as had never previously existed... The purview of each section is quite narrowly limited to the emigrant road, but the topography is developed in rather more detail than on the parent map. Owing to its rarity and to its having long stood in the shadow of the much more widely known and distributed Fremont map of 1845, Preuss's sectional map of 1846 has been insufficiently appreciated by students of Western history...." (Wheat). The individual sections of this magnificent map are: Section I: The map begins in the east at Westport, Kansas (now known as Kansas City), the departure point for the Oregon Trail, and ends in southern Nebraska at the crossing to Platte river. The "Remarks" on the maps state: "This section abounds with grass, water and fuel so that emigrants may encamp almost anywhere. (3). Elk and deer, the only game, are very scarce." Section II: Begins near present-day Marquette, Nebraska, and goes as far as present day Ogallala, Nebraska. The "Remarks" state that "Timber is extremely scarce., except on the islands. Some driftwood and Buffalo excrement makes the fuel, as that of the camels does in the deserts of Arabia". Several quotes from Fremont's report are included in the margins: "Buffalo swarming in immense numbers over the plains, where they had left scarcely a blade of grass.... Indians and buffalo make the poetry and life of the prairie, and our camp was full of their exhilaration". Section III: Begins near Sidney, Nebraska (near the Colorado border), and goes to what is now Casper, Wyoming. Remarks state that the "Sioux Indians are not to be trusted". Fort Laramie is shown, and the remarks point out that there is very little game to 50 miles either side of the station: "If it is in contemplation to keep open the communications with Oregon Territory, a show of military force in this country is absolutely necessary and a combination of atvantages [sic] renders the neighborhood of Fort Laramie the most suitable place on the line of the Platte for the establishment of a military post". Section IV: Begins near Casper, Wyoming, and goes to present-day Fontenelle, Wyoming, including South Pass and the Wind River Mountains. Quotations from Fremont's report discuss the Continental Divide: "We mounted the barometer in the snow of the summit...giving 13,570 feet for the elevation above the Gulf of Mexico. Fields of snow lay far below us: boundless mountains stretched before us. A stillness the most profound, and a terrible solitude, forced themselves constantly on the mind as the great features of this place". Section V: Begins near present-day Fontenelle, Wyoming, and goes to what is now Pocatello, Idaho. The "Remarks" mention the Great Salt Lake. Section VI: Begins near Sterling, Idaho, and goes to present day Boise, Idaho. The "Remarks" state that "This is the most trying section for the traveller on the whole route. Water, though good and plenty, is difficult to reach, as the river is hemmed in by high and vertical rocks and many of the by streams are without water in the dry season. Grass is only to be found at the marked camping places, and barely sufficient to keep strong animals from starvation. Game there is none. The road is very rough by volcanic rocks, detrimental to wagons and carts. In sage bushes consists the only Fuel. Lucky that by all these hardships the traveller is not harassed by the Indians, who are peacable [sic] & harmless". Section VII: Begins near present-day Boise and ends near present-day Walla Walla, Washington. This section includes extensive notes from October 10th through to October 25th, including a description of the first sighting of the Columbia River. Fremont describes their arrival at Fort Walla Walla: "The appearance of the post and country was without interest, except that we here saw for the first time the great river on which the course of events for the past half century has been directing attention and conferring historical fame. The river is indeed a noble object and has here attained its full magnitude". It is highly likely that Dickenson was one of those senators instrumental in commissioning this new map: “An ardent nationalist, Dickinson vigorously supported James K. Polk and territorial expansion in 1844. Faced with two upcoming vacancies in the U.S. Senate in December 1844, Democratic leaders divided the seats between the party factions, with the governor appointing Dickinson for the remaining six weeks of N. P. Tallmadge's term and the legislature confirming the ensuing full term. Dickinson served on the Senate's Finance Committee, which he eventually chaired. On the floor he argued for the annexation of Texas, the acquisition of all the Oregon Territory occupied jointly with Great Britain, and the war with Mexico. He opposed the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty (1850) because it permitted Britain to join the United States in guaranteeing the neutrality of any future isthmian canal” (Phyllis F. Field for ANB). Graff 3360; Wagner-Camp 115 (note); Wheat Transmississippi 523. 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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        THE LANCET. A Journal of British and Foreign Medical and Chemical Science, Criticism, Literature and News. In Two Volumes Annually

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

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        CRICKET ON THE HEARTH: A Fairy Tale of Home

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. First edition. Complete with 14 engraved illustrations including a fine frontispiece and title-page, all by John Leech, R. Doyle and others. Small 8vo, in handsome full brown calf with red morocco spine brightly decorated in gilt in a holly motif, with the original wine-red cloth covers bound in the rear. 174, [2] ads. A very attractive and appealing copy of this holiday classic. A DICKENS “CHRISTMAS BOOK,” THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH was third in Dickens’ Christmas Book Series. The title grew out of Dickens’ idea to begin a weekly periodical named “The Cricket” with an added motto, “A cheerful creature that chirrups on the hearth.” Dickens relinquished that idea to instead concentrate on the venture that resulted in the founding of the “The Daily News.” The original periodical idea manifested itself in his “Household Words.” THE CRICKET was extremely popular when issued. Within one year there had been twenty two editions, while concurrently THE CAROL” had enjoyed only ten and THE CHIMES twelve. It is said to rank second in importance in the “Christmas Books”.

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        Historisch-Geographischer HAND-ATLAS zur Geschichte der Staaten Europa's vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis auf die Neueste Zeit. Drei und Siebzig colorirte Karten

      Gotha., Justus Perthes., 1846. 37 x 44 cms, oblong. 73 handcoloured maps. Minimal spots, minimal tear in margin at 2 maps. Contemp. boards. some wear at edges. Guilded spine. without the text; erläuternde Vorbemerkungen. KEYWORDS: atlas historical atlas

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        Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope forming the Completion of her Memoirs narrated by her Physician (3 Volumes)

      Henry Colburn, London, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Each volume bound in red cloth with gilt title to spine. Rebacked with original spine laid on and new end papers. Boards and spines a little marked. Vol I: xix, 372 pp, Vol II: ix, 400 pp, Vol III: viii, 422, vi pp. Each volume has frontis piece. Some foxing to prelims of each volume and to extreme edges of paper. An interesting read which follows the travels of Lady Stanhope to Cairo and then on to the Middle East. She spent time in Jerusalem, Malta, Palestine, Jordan and Syria amongst other countries and had a certain influence over key events and people. Overall a clean sound set. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 3-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; 19th century; Travel & Places. Inventory No: 17250..

      [Bookseller: Bygone Books]
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        L'art de devenir Député et même Ministre, par un Oisif qui n'est ni l'un ni l'autre [ Edition originale - Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      Chez Dauvin et Fontaine 1846 - 1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque demi-basane rouge, Chez Dauvin et Fontaine, Paris, 1846, 2 ff., 393 pp. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, enrichi d'une belle dédicace de l'auteur : "A Monsieur A. Jouve rédacteur gérant du Courrier de Lyon hommage de l'auteur. Tous les journaux de Paris, notamment le Journal des Débats dans son n° du 6 janv. et quelques feuilles du Dépt. ayant rendu compte de ce livre, l'auteur espère que Monsieur A. Jouve voudra bien également donner quelques extraits dans son journal". Etat très satisfaisant (dos très lég. frotté, mouill. intérieures en tête et queue). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATIONS MADE AT THE NAVAL OBSERVATORY, WASHINGTON, UNDER ORDERS OF THE HONORABLE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, DATED AGUST 13, 1838. PARTS I & II.

      Gales & Seaton., Washington. 1846 - . TWO VOLUMES. Part I: [xxv, 671pp]. Part II: "MAGNETICAL AND METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS MADE AT WASHINGTON UNDER ORDERS OF THE HON. SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, DATED AUGUST 13, 1838". Published in 1845. [xxviii, 648pp]. Tan cloth bindings with black lettering on spine. Part I illustrated with folding B/W plate of the Transit Instrument. Part II is illustrated with 21 folding graphs of the Declination at Washington,plus B/W plate of the Declinometer. Was part of the Library of the House of Representatives. Gilliss was an American astronomer, United States Navy Officer, and founder of the United States Naval Observatory for whom the Library located on the grounds is named for. Set weighs approx. 4 lbs, additional shipping and handling will appply. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        China Sea to Capt. D. Ross and His Assistants Lieuts. P. Maughan, P. Crawfurd, and J. Houghton of the Bombay Marine...(Sheets 1 and 2)

      East India Company, 1846. unbound. very good. John Bateman. Sea chart in two sheets. Uncolored engraving mounted on linen. Each sheet measures 26 5/8" x 39 5/8". Beautifully detailed two piece sea chart showing the region of the South China Sea from Taiwan (Formosa) to the tip of the Malay Peninsula and part of Borneo, including Canton, Hainan, Macao, Hong Kong (unmarked), Manilla and part of the Philippines, Saigon and Singapore. Shows soundings in fathoms, sailing paths and distances, and many small topographical views. Details best routes from Europe to China (directly into Hong Kong). James Horsburgh (1762-1836) was a Scotsman who served as hydrographer to the Honourable East India Company. After being shipwrecked in the East Indies, Horsburgh was inspired to create more accurate charts of the region. Minor staining along edges, a few scattered scuffs.

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        Das Wiederfinden in der Todtengruft. Abenteuer und Schicksale des neuen Robinsons im stillen Meere, oder Begebenheiten des jüngeren Speelhoven. Eine sehr interessante und abenteuerliche Robinsonade

      Znaim, F. M. Hofmann 1846.. 136 S. HLwd. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Nicht bei Ullrich und Wegehaupt. Über KVK nur ein Nachweis (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek; die auch noch eine 2. Auflage, Leitomischl 1848, anzeigt). - Berieben, Kanten bestoßen. Finger- und braunfleckig, eine Lage lose, andere gelockert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First edition. Fine. Early, possible intermediate state, not noted in Smith. Smith's first state has rear advertisement with two lines of italics, the second state includes a new heading, "NEW EDITION OF OLIVER TWIST" and has three lines in italics (Smith II.6). Our copy lacks the new heading, but has the three lines of italics, making it a likely intermediate state between the first and second states of the ads. Small 8vo: (viii), 174, [2]; complete. A Fine copy in fresh cloth with bright gilt and completely unrestored. Minor wear on end pages and a few leaves with bends at the top corner, but overall a sharp copy.& & Dickens' charming third Christmas book was an immediate success and was more frequently performed on stage than his "Christmas Carol" for many years. As the title suggests, a magical cricket living on the fireplace hearth protects a poor family from dangers. The novel ends as did "A Christmas Carol" with the redemption of a hard-hearted old curmudgeon. A fresh, early example of the book with a rare state of the final advertisement, not noted in Smith or Sadlier. Additional images available upon request. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        MOSSES FROM AN OLD MANSE

      New York: Wiley and Putnam,. 1846. early twentieth-century full green pebbled morocco, spine panels richly tooled and lettered in gold, gold ruled borders on front and rear panels, inner dentelles, t.e.g., marbled endpapers.. Some mild scattered foxing early and late, but internally nearly fine. and generally clean. Overall, a very nice copy in a well executed. fine binding. A seminal work of early American fantastic literature. by one of the two founding fathers (the other was Poe) of modern. American imaginative fiction. (#130662). First edition, first printings of both volumes. A re-bind (without the original wrappers) of first printing sheets with Smith and Craighead imprints present on both copyright pages and page [212] of volume two blank (in later printings page [212] is used as the title page for a publisher's catalogue). The second of Hawthorne's three major collections of short fiction published in his lifetime, and the best and most important of the three. Includes a number of classics, "The Birth- Mark," "Young Goodman Brown," "Rappaccini's Daughter," and "The Artist of the Beautiful." The other fantasy stories are "A Select Party," "Mrs. Bullfrog," "The Hall of Fantasy," "The Celestial Railroad," "The New Adam and Eve," "Egotism; or the Bosom Friend," "The Christmas Banquet," "Roger Malvin's Burial," "P.'s Correspondence" (apparently the first American alternate history story), "Earth's Holocaust," and "A Virtuoso's Collection." "The darkness of his vision of the human psyche gives to almost everything he wrote, even works which were not supernatural fiction or fantasy, a sense that its protagonists are acting in obedience to the Gothic manipulations of the dead but shaping past, that they can never simply flourish in the here and now. It is in something like this sense that so much of his work seems to have been treated as allegory: his characters are so in bondage to the stories they have been appointed to undergo that they seem to 'stand' in an allegorical relationship to symbolic events, rather than to live them ... In the end, the Hawthorne romance of predetermination casts a long shadow over the American Dream, telling us that we must both dream very hard and surrender absolutely." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 457. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-16; 1-17; 1-18; and 1-19 and (1981) 1-96. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-79. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-39. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 777. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1070. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 551. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 196-99. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1536-43. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 2035-40. Bleiler (1978), p. 96. Reginald 06958. Wright (I) 1143. BAL 7598. Clark A15.1.a.

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