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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        La mare au diable

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

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

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

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

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

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        Sämmtliche Werke. 16 Bände. Herausgegeben von Eduard Böcking.

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

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

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

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        La mare au diable

      first edition rare and very sought after. Binding in navy blue half-morocco, smooth back decorated with gilded romantic arabesques, navy blue cardboard boards, guards and counterplates of paper to the vat, golden head, binding in the romantic taste. (Which is very rare according to Clouzot, who mentions that they are often stitched), page of the first volume and the last page of the table of contents of the second volume, entirely shaded. Beautiful copy, large margin and not cut, established in a pleasant pastiche romantic binding. Desessart Paris 1846 13,5x22cm 2 volumes reliés en 1

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

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

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        The Dominions of the Pope and the Sultan

      Madden., London 1846 - xii, 349 + iii, 364pp, frontis, 5 engraved plates. Two volumes in one, originally published in 1845 as 'The Tiara and the Turban or, Impressions and observations on character, within the dominions of the Pope and the Sultan'. Clean and tight, look like new eps a little rubbed to extremeties, small slits to joints. 1kg Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the Panjab, Afghanistan and Turkistan, to Balk, Bokhara, and Herat;: And a visit to Great Britain and Germany.

      London Wm. H Allen & Co. 1846 - A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, gilt, spine rubbed. But LACKING frontis portrait & map.

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        Leibniz-Album aus den Handschriften der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Hannover.

      - Hannover, Hahn, 1846. Folio (45.3 x 29.5 cm). [vi], 28 pp. with a nice engraved portrait of Leibniz and one wood-engraving of his house in Hannover. Very nice and highly unusual red velvet binding with elaborate, gilt decorated, embossed decorations and letterings.l Rare memorial contribution to the famous Leibniz in a fantastic binding. Inner hinge a bit tender; some light shelf-wear to one corner and some of the velvet, but overall in great condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DAVID Félicien Symphonie en Mi bémol Orchestre 1846

      - DAVID Félicien Symphonie en Mi bémol pour Orchestre par Félicien David Matériel d'Orchestre : 1er Violons x4, 2e Violons x3, Altos x3, Violoncelles x3, Contrebasses x3, Flûtes, Hautbois, Clarinettes, Bassons, 1er et 2e Cors, 3e et 4e Cors, Cornets à pistons et Trompettes, 1er et 2e Trombones, 3e Trombone, Ophicléide, TimbalesParis, J. Meissonnier et Fils J. M. 2361XIXe siècle 1846Très bon état016600 Ensemble/Orchestre

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        A previously unrecorded daguerreotype portrait.

      [New York: John Plumbe,, July 1846]. First generation daguerreotype, sixth-plate size (3 x 2½ ins; 70 × 58 mm), original paper seals intact (upper portion of the plate slightly cropped), with a brass preserver, housed in the original black sand-grain leather-covered wooden case, the inner edges with a gilt decorative roll, the cover lined with red velvet stamped with a floral design, two hooks and catches. Double elliptical brass mat and glass expertly supplied by Northeast Document Conservation Center. Case a little rubbed, slight oxidization along edges of plate, as is common with daguerreotypes; very good. Before what would prove to be her final departure for Europe, Margaret Fuller's fame was such that she was contacted by the famous New York daguerreotype artist John Plumbe. "Mr. Plumbe has sent to ask me if I would let him take a daguerreotype of me for his gallery", she wrote to her brother Richard on 4 July 1846, "& I should try for those for you & Eugene [their brother] at the same time". This daguerreotype was taken at that session. Until now, only three daguerreotypes of Margaret Fuller have been identified, all in institutions. The daguerreotype at Harvard (in the collection Images of the Channing, Fuller, and Loring Families, c.1850–87 (MS Am 2593); Houghton Library, Harvard University) is the only other recorded daguerreotype from the July 1846 sitting. The Harvard image, which came to the university through the Fuller family, shows Fuller facing right, as in the present daguerreotype. The Harvard catalogue dates the image "before 1850", but as Fuller sailed for Europe on 1 August 1846, it must date to July 1846. Another image, sometimes misleadingly described as "the only photographic image" of Fuller, survives in two examples in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. These are in fact second-generation copies that the Boston firm Southworth & Hawes made in 1855 for the posthumous edition of Margaret Fuller's writings that her brother Richard edited and published. The Met and MFA copies are quarter-plate size and show Fuller facing left, but are otherwise identical to the original 1846 daguerreotype now at Harvard. The reversed image is indicative that they are secondary daguerreotypes. The present, previously unrecorded daguerreotype is similar to the Harvard example, but the pose is subtly different: Fuller's shawl is wrapped tighter around her, her head is inclined closer to the book, and much of her right hand is visible. The present example then is evidently a distinct original daguerreotype taking at the 1846 sitting, in sixth-plate format. The daguerreotype is housed in its original case showing two dateable features. The case is leather-covered wood, typical of early daguerreotypes, rather than the thermoplastic "union cases" produced from about 1855 to 1865. The preserver – a brass frame that wraps the glass, mat, and image – was first used around 1847, so this is an early example. Margaret Fuller (1810–1850) was the first American to write a book on women's equality, and the first woman to be allowed access to the library at Harvard. She was the first woman journalist at the New York Tribune and the first full-time book reviewer in American journalism. Reporting from Rome during the First Italian War of Independence, she was the first female foreign war correspondent and the first to serve under combat conditions. She was the first female literary critic whose work was important enough to set the literary standards of her time. She was an outspoken advocate of women's rights, education, prison reform, the abolition of slavery, and a model for female leadership and innovative thinking. This daguerreotype captures her at the height of her fame and influence. Having served as the first editor of the Transcendentalist journal The Dial from 1840 to 1842, she continued as a contributor to it, publishing her essay "The Great Lawsuit: Man versus Men, Woman versus Women" in the magazine in 1843, in which she called for women's equality. When The Dial ceased publication in 1844, Fuller travelled west which resulted in her book Summer on the Lakes. Impressed, Horace Greeley invited her to join his New York Tribune as a book editor. Her second and most famous work, Women in the Nineteenth Century, was published in 1845, an elaboration and continuation of her earlier essay in The Dial. It is considered the first major feminist work in the United States and remains a classic text of feminist thought. In August 1846 Fuller became a foreign correspondent, leaving New York for England and France, and settling in Rome the following year.

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        SUPERIORITE DE LA MEDECINE NATURELLE, LOUIS VICTOR BENECH 1846

      J. B. Bailliere. 1846 - Paris. J. B. Bailliere. 1846. 22X15. Rústica. 486p+Suplement. Muy raro ejemplar de medicina natural y escaso. Ref 3.7 Biblioteca PST. Language: eng [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Musikmanuskript d. Zt.] Der Hirt auf dem Felsen. / in Musik gesetzt / für eine Singstimme / mit Begleitung / der Pianoforte und der Clarinette / von / Franz Schubert / 129tes Werk / (aus dessen Nachlass)

      [o.O., 1846?]. - Partitur. [19] S. 32 x 25 cm. Rückenschaden überklebt. Fingerfleckig. Nach S. 19 folgen 2 Seiten mit der Singstimme des Liedes \"Aus der Ferne\" von Wilhelm Baerwolf, datiert \"Wiesb: d. 27ten April 1846\". D 965. Abschrift wohl nach der Erstausgabe von Haslinger (1830), jedoch ohne Erwähnung \"(Oder des Violoncelles\" auf dem Titel.Versand D: 4,00 EUR collections, illustration, collections, illustration

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        Relation du Voyage Fait en 1843-44 en Grèce et dans le Levant. Faite en 1845 - 1844 par A. M. Chenavard, architecte, E. Rey. peintre, professeur a l’école des beaux arts de Lyon, et J. M. Dalgabio, architect.

      Imprimerie de Léon Boitel, Lyon 1846 - [3] 173 pp. + [1 blank, 1 table de matières], ex- libris stamp of Albert Breittmayer on title page, scattered foxing, boards rubbed, otherwise copy in good condition. First and only edition of this splendid work. Brunet states that only 200 copies were printed. He is the cousin of the painter Paul Chenavard (1807-1895), and was a student of Durand and Barthélémy Vignon at the École des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. He was admitted to the National School of Fine Arts in Paris in 1809. He was one of the founding members of the Société académique d’architecture de Lyon. He served as chief architect of the Rhône department in 1818-1850, and taught at the School of Fine Arts of Our Lady in Lyon from 1823 to 1861. He made several trips to Italy and Greece between 1843 and 1844 and was named correspondent of the Institute in 1855. Chenavard had intended to produce this work in parts of 40 livraisons with 4 plates in each, which would have resulted in 160 plates. Half the numbers actually appeared, after drawings by both Chevanard and Rey. Plates 28b and 48b are not in the list of plates but were added afterwards. A leaf of text accompanies plate 28b (Statue votive a Épidaure); there appears to be no leaf of text for 48b which contains details of the wall surrounding Odysseus’s palace in Ithaca. "The Voyage en Grèce" (1858) is sometimes referred to as the 'atlas' to the second edition of the 'Relation' which appeared in 1849 under a similar title. It is in fact an independent publication, which contains a summary account of the journey made by Chenavard, Rey and Dalgabio in 1843-44, and is of great importance for the many views it contains of Athens, Delphi and Ithaca. A few plates of Egypt are also included. Bibliographic references: Blackmer 334; Atabey 229. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gemmarum affabre sculptarum thesaurus quem suis sumptibus haud exiguis nec parvo studio collegit Jo.Mart. ab Ebermayer Norimbergensis.Nuremberg, in aedibus Ebermayerianis, 1720. Folio. With 8 engraved plates, 22 engravings in the text, engraved coat of arms above the dedication and a folding engraved plate showing the cabinet in which the collection was kept; lacking the frontispiece portrait of Ebermeyer. With: (2) REUSCH, Erhard. Capita deorum et illustrium hominum ... nec non hieroglypica, abraxea et amuleta quaedam, in gemmis antiqua partim, partim recenti manu affabre incisa, quae magno studio collegit Jo. Martinus ab Ebermayer.Frankfurt and Leipzig, 1721. With 17 engraved plates and an engraving in text. 2 works in 1 volume. Folio. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum.

      Brunet I, col. 611, IV, cols. 1254-1255; Graesse I, p. 276, VI/1, p. 96; Sinkankas 1846, 1847. Two works giving an extensive description and illustration of the remarkable collection of engraved gems of Johann Martin Ebermeyer (1664-1743), with engraved pictures and scenes from classical mythology, literature, and history. The engravings in text "are exquisitely engraved. The richness of detail suggests that much of it was supplied by the artist & engraver to make more impressive what may have been a rather plain gem. Above each of the enlarged depictions appears a plain, or sometimes elaborately, jeweled mount in which the gem was set; these appear to be actual size..." (Sinkankas). According to Furtwängler (cited by Sinkankas), the gems were produced by the Nuremberg gemcutter Christoph Dorsch, and the collection was later sold to the King of Portugal. With two small bookplates. Waterstain in outer margin towards end. Lower row of medallions on table XI (opposite page 140) in volume 2 is left empty and lacking the portrait. A good copy.

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        Lucretia or The Children of Night

      Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, London 1846 - First edition, with half-titles. xi, 296; 306; 306 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. "A fictionalized treatment of the Wainewright poisoning case of 1828-1830." - Wolff. Sadleir 419; Wolff 944 Bound in contemporary half tan polished calf and marbled boards, by E. Baily, Cirencester. Fine xi, 296; 306; 306 pp. 3 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Prospetto cromo-litografíco confrontativo tolto dal vero dei funghi mangerecci coi funghi velenosi o sospetti i più comuni ... Como, printed by the sons of Carlantonio Ostinelli (lithographed by Vasalli, Milano), 1845. Oblong 4to (25.5 x 35.5 cm). With lithographed and letterpress title-page, and 15 partly hand-coloured lithographs on 8 leaves with descriptive letterpress text. Original printed wrappers, with a wide variety of decorative types and borders.

      ICCU 0449661 (1 copy); cf. BMC NH, p. 2121; Volbracht 2111"sehr selten" (1846 issue); not in Kelly; Nissen, BBI; Stafleu & Cowan. Extremely rare first issue of this Italian publication on edible and poisonous fungi, with hand-coloured lithographed illustrations (not chromolithographs as stated in the title) and the author's hand-written presentation inscription on the wrappers. The title used on the title-page differs slightly from that on the title-wrappers, omitting "cromo-litografíco", and contains a dedication to Don Giacomo Beretta. It was reissued in 1846, with new title-wrappers.Folded, some foxing some and occasional stains, wrappers slightly soiled and tattered. Nonetheless still a good copy of this rare mycological work.

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        Oeuvres choisies. Etudes de moeurs contemporaines. 1- Les enfants terribles. Traductions en langue vulgaire. Les lorettes. Les actrices. Notices par Théophile Gautier et Laurent-Jan. 2- Fourberies de femmes en matière de sentiment. Clichy. Paris le soir. Notices par Laurent-Jan, Auguste Lireux et Léon Gozlan. 3- Le Carnaval à Paris. Paris le matin. Les étudiants de Paris. Notices par Théophile Gautier, A. Barthet et A. de Soubiran. 4- La vie de jeune homme. Les débardeurs. Notices par P.J. Stahl.

      first edition, first printing of engravings. Contributions of Theophile Gautier, Laurent-Jan, Leon Gozlan, Auguste and Jules Hetzel Lireux under the pseudonym PJ Stahl among others. Binders of the editor in full navy blue cardboard, back smooth decorated with gilded decorative motifs, some restorations heads and feet of some bits, illustrated plates, guards and yellow paper contreplats few contreplats soiled, all edges gilt, romantic Contemporary binding. Book illustrated a general frontispiece, 14 vignettes whose repeated and 320 boards, all carved on wood. References: Vicar, III, 953-955; Brivois pp.168-171; Carteret, III-260-264. Scattered spots, few tears in margins of some leaves. Rare copy presented in a romantic cartonnage. J. Hetzel & Cie Paris 1846 19x27cm 4 volumes en reliures de l'éditeur

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        Histoire de la Louisiane

      Nouvelle-Orléans: Magne et Weisse, 1846-1847. 2 tomes en un fort volume in-8 (en fait petit in-4 d'environ 16*24 cm), demi chagrin rouge, dos à faux nerfs, [2] ff., xi-377, vii-427 pp.. Edition originale rare. Reliure moderne. Des rousseurs et des feuillets brunis. . (Catégories : Louisiane Etats-Unis Amérique du Nord )

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        A Treatise on Field Fortification, Containing Instructions on the Methods of Laying out, Constructing, Defending and Attacking Intrenchments, with the General Outlines also of the Arrangement, the Attack and Defence of Permanent Fortifications

      New York: Wiley and Putnam. 1846. First. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 12mo. Publisher's cloth gilt. 168pp. 12 folding plates. Modest loss to the cloth at the spine, some pencil notes, foxing throughout, a well-used, good copy. Ownership signature of W. Stokes Boyd, later mayor of Jacksonville, Florida; as well as an inscription presenting the book to him: "Lieut. Boyd, U.S. Marines from his friend Lieut. Hendershott[?] U.S. Army, San Diego, Cal. 10th Nov. 1851[?]." A relatively scarce title with a pleasing western presentation. .

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        Voyage autour du Monde sur la frégate La Venus, pendant les années 1836-1839, publié par ordre du roi, sous les auspices du ministre de la marine. Atlas de Zoologie [AND] Atlas de Botanique.

      Paris, Gide, 1846-1855. Large folio (54.7 x 36.0 cm). Printed front wrapper; [ii] pp. (Table des planches); half-title "Atlas de Zoologie", 79 engraved plates of which 74 finely hand-coloured; title "Atlas de Botanique", [i] (index), half-title (to the work), 28 engraved plates.l A rare complete set of the fine zoology and botany plates of this famous expedition. Chief goal of the expedition was the annexation of the Marquises Archipelago and the establishing of French Polynesia. This included detailed observation of the geography, oceanography, anthropology and natural history. The French navy officer Abel Aubert Du Petit Thouars (1793-1864) was "Capitaine de vaisseau" during the circumnavigation by the Vénus between 1836 and 1839. As usual, several naturalists travelled with the expedition and many botanical and zoological objects were collected and described. With 27 plates, the Mollusca section is the largest, and includes three bis-plates; the "zoophytes' has one. There are 13 plates with mammals, ten with birds, ten fish, three herpetological plates, and 16 "zoophytes". The botany, by J. Decaisne, is not coloured, as always. Plates uncut. One bird plate with a large tear, skillfully repaired. Most plates clean. In all, a very good copy of the rare zoology and botany atlases. A nice box to contain these loose sheets in can be made upon request, please inquire. Dance, A history of shell collecting, p. 134; Nissen BBI, 561; Nissen ZBI, 1211; Stafleu & Cowan, 1337.

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        DESCRIZIONE STORICA DEGLI ORDINI CAVALLERESCHI

      Torino, Fontana, 1846. In-8 gr. (mm. 260x170), 2 voll., mz. pelle mod., fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. (4),337; 425. Il 2° vol. contiene anche un "Supplemento” e gli “Ordini estinti". L'opera è illustrata da 94 (su 97) bellissime tavv. f.t., tutte colorate a mano, di cui 15 raffigur. personaggi in abiti da cerimonia e 79 sono relative a medaglie e decorazioni. Nel ns. esempl. figurano 2 tavv. non indicate in indice e 1 tav. (la XLI nel 1° vol.) doppia. Celebre opera che raccoglie notizie storiche e leggende riguardanti i principali Ordini cavallereschi d'Europa. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Colas,I,622. Solo qualche lieve fiorit.; fori di tarlo al marg. interno su ca. 15 cc. del vol. I, altrim. ben conservato.

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        PICTURES FROM ITALY

      1846. With Vignette Illustrations on Wood by Samuel Palmer. London: Published for the Author by Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 2 pp undated preliminary ads plus 2 pp undated ads. Original 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]~Smith cites bindings both of fine-diaper cloth and of horizontally-ribbed cloth (no priority -- see his Note 3); there are also copies in vertically-ribbed cloth -- and this is such a copy. Condition is remarkably fine and bright -- essentially no wear other than a mildly-bumped fore-corner, the original endpapers present and uncracked, no foxing on the leaves within. PICTURES FROM ITALY is not a particularly scarce book, but fine copies such as this have become quite scarce. Smith II pp 44-58. Housed in a full-morocco clamshell case.

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        Pictures From Italy The Vignette Illustrations on Wood, by Samuel Palmer

      Sm. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Sm. 8vo, (8), 270, (2, ads)pp. With woodcut illustrations. Original cloth, a very good copy in original condition, preserved in a cloth box. Owner?s signature at front dated July 1st 1846.. First edition, first issue, with the standard points: gothic script title on p.1; comma after "Modena" in line 15, p.93; Twentieth edition of Cricket On the Hearth advertisement on p.271. The woodcuts after Palmer are charming illustrations of Dickens?s text which is read to this day for his impressions of travelling from Paris to and through Italy, ending up in Florence via Rome.

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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.

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        LE MONDE TEL QU'IL SERA ..

      Paris: Edite par W. Coquebert, n.d. [1846].. Small quarto, pp. [1-4] 1-324, engraved illustrations by Bertall, O. Penguilly and St.-Germain, ten on inserted plates, numerous others in the text, original decorated cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, marbled endpapers. First edition. Versins calls this the first detailed forecast of the future (aside perhaps from Webb's THE MUMMY, 1827) to explore the malignant repercussions of advancing technology. With its extravagant and grotesque illustrations, it makes a fitting bookend to Robida's LA VINGTIEME SIECLE (1883), steam versus electricity, to bracket the first flowering of French dystopian literature, serving as a model, despite its faults, of all the futuristic nightmares that followed, even into the twentieth century (Versins, pp. 822-824). Souvestre projects Marthe and Maurice, his observers from the present day, into the year 3000 and sets them down in Tahiti, where scantily-clad people live in a machine-ridden age. Pipes dispense not only water in homes but fire, light and fresh air. An endless roll of newsprint displays the breaking news of the hour (sound like the Internet?). The very clouds are mined for water and electricity. Infants are handed over to steam-operated feeding machines before being classified by phrenologists and assigned a purpose in life corresponding to their physiognomy. They are then moved to greenhouses where the correct degree of heat ensures the maturation of their brains. All learning is based on the memorization of mnemonic devices. Criminals are either given very lenient or very severe treatment, the latter sent to solitary confinement until they have devolved into complete stupefaction. The technology of 3000 is dominated by steam (including steam-powered shoes) and balloons. Fanciful flying machines present some of the most charming images. Versins credits the little-known Charles Nodier's 1833 compositions, HURLUBLEU and LEVIATHAN-LE-LONG as influences on Souvestre. Versins, Encyclopédie de l'Utopie, des Voyages Extraordinaires, et de la Science Fiction, pp. 822-24. Cloth worn at edges, splits to cloth along outer joints repaired, considerable foxing throughout (regrettably common to this book), a sound, good copy. (#153226)

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        Chambers's Atlas for the People, Accompanied by a Descriptive Introduction

      Edinburgh: W. and R. Chambers, 1846. First printing. Hardcover. Good. First edition, 1846. Quarto, leather-backed boards with leather title-label on front cover bearing title in gilt, gilt decorations to the spine, 48 + 23 pp., illustrated--33 maps including 1 double-page, clean unmarked text, Good copy, age-toning or soiling to the pages, minor creasing to the edges of the outer pages, covers with minor soiling or discoloration, covers with some wear including some scuffing to the boards and a bit of loss along edges. A rare book--2 copies in OCLC.

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        ULTIMAS COMUNICACIONES ENTRE EL GOBIERNO MEXICANO Y EL ENVIADO ESTRAORDINARIO Y MINISTRO PLENIPOTENCIARIO NOMBRADO POR EL DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS, SOBRE LA CUESTION DE TEJAS, Y ADMISION DE DICHO AGENTE

      Mexico: Imprente de Ignacio Cumplido, 1846. 22pp. Tall octavo. Original printed yellow wrappers. Front wrapper detached but present. Wrappers a bit soiled, chipped at edges. Very light age-toning to text. About very good. This pamphlet discusses the Slidell mission to Mexico and its attempt to improve the situation between Mexico and the United States, especially as relates to Texas. The Eberstadts describe this as a basic document of the Mexican-American War, as it "was the final effort in the negotiation to preserve peace, after which war became inevitable." Indeed, herein it is stated: "The Mexican nation does not recognize the American flag on Texas soil...and shall never permit new territorial advances by the United States...." PALAU 212780. GARRETT, p.87. STREETER SALE 245. EBERSTADT 162:541.

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        Reineke Fuchs (Reynard the Fox)

      Suttgart and Tobingen: J.B. Gotta, 1846. First edition. kaulbach, german. Thick folio. Original brown leather binding with lavish gold illustrated cover and spine, designs and details. 36 superb engravings by Wilhelm Von Kaulbach. 257pp. Slight wear to edges and corners, occasional foxing and light discoloration otherwise a very good copy of a book seldom seen in presentable condition. A high-water mark in mid-19th century children's illustration and engraving.

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        Reineke Fuchs (Reynard the Fox) with the Surpressed Plate

      Stuttgart and Tubingen: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhding, 1846. Folio. Wilhelm Von Kaulbach's illustrated edition. Half-title, frontispiece, engraved pictorial title-page and regular title page, 36 exquisite full page engravings of the animal characters by Wilhelm Von Kaulbach, engraved by Rudolfe Rahn (17 which includes frontispiece)and Adrian Scheich (17), Steifendand (1) and one unknown engraver, includes the suppressed plate on page 42, several pictorial head and tail pieces. 257pp. Superbly bound in full red morocco elaborately decorated on gilt, spine and lower board gilt, white silk moiré endpapers, all edges gilt. Binding is signed along the lower edge of both boards but undecipherable. Fromthe libraries of V. Hagens and Paul E. Geiea. A fabulous copy without foxing housed in publisher's original lined box with wear.

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        [Collection of 52 botanical watercolour drawings, mostly signed "v.d. H."]. [Utrecht], 1878-1879, 1893. Collection of 52 drawings, containing 46 watercolour drawings on wove and laid paper (most measuring ca. 31.5 x 20), with plant name, date and signature "v.d. H." added in manuscript, 1 double-page watercolour of grasses, 4 smaller sketches in pencil, and 2 pen and in ink drawings, one showing a cross-section of a live sponge, and the other a small caricature of gentleman (Van der Harst?) standing between animated plants and flowers, smelling a flower. Contemporary portfolio, made from 2 paperboards.

      For Van der Harst: NNBW I, pp. 1028-1029. Collection of well-executed botanical drawings of indigenous Dutch plants, mostly herbs, by the Utrecht botany and pharmacology teacher and skilled amateur artist, Dr. Leendert Johannes van der Harst (1846-1897). Although the manuscript itself does not name him, most of the drawings are initialed "v. d. H." and the front board of the portfolio has his ink stamp. The herbs are often accompanied by small plant details and all have some manuscript explanatory text. The names of the plants are added in Latin and other observations in Dutch. Van der Harst studied medicine and pharmacology in Middelburg then took a doctorate at the Deventer Academy to teach botony, zoology, geology and mineralogy in middle-schools. Before taking his degrees he worked in apothecaries in both cities. He found his calling as a teacher in Utrecht, first at the Rijks Hoogere Burgerschool (1869) and then at the Veterinary School (1873), where he taught botany, pharmacology and other subjects. He used his considerable artistic talent to illustrate his lectures. He was also chairman of the Utrecht chapter of the Dutch Society for Horticulture and Botany.Some faint occasional foxing, otherwise in good condition. One of the cloth ties is broken at the hinge and their external parts are faded.

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        Quinologie des quinquinas et des questions qui, dans l'état présent de la science et du commerce, s'y rattachent avec le plus d'actualité.Paris, London, Madrid, New York, Germer Baillière, 1854. Large 4to. With 23 hand-coloured lithographed plates by E. and F. Bion after Delondre, double-page hand-coloured lithographed map by Weddell, large double-page folding map (Géography des plantes équinoxiales) by Humboldt and Bonpland. Contemporary half cloth.

      Arnold Arboretum, p. 195; Junk, Bibl. Bot. 1157; Nissen, BBI 466. Very rare first and only edition of an important work on the Peruvian bark, quinquinas or cinchona, which is the source for quinine. The work consists of four parts. The first part is an historical survey of the literature on cinchona, part II describes Auguste Delondre's South American voyage from 1846 to 1848, part III describes various species within the quinquinas family, and the fourth gives practical deductions. On the map the geographical distribution of the plant is shown from Bolivia up to Venezuela.In very good condition, text somewhat foxed, not affecting the plates. Attractive copy of an interesting and well illustrated work on the Peruvian bark used for making quinine.

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        Grammaticae persicae: praecepta ac regulae quas lexico persico Ferhengi Reschidi praefixas e duobus codicibus uno Roedigeri, altero bibliothecae Reg. Berolinensis. Scripsit et editit .

      Halle Lippert & Schmidt. 1846 - A translation of the introduction of Farhang-e-Rasidi, a Persian dictionary compiled in India in the mid seventeenth century by the learned poet, Abd al-Rasid, one of the earliest serious attempts to describe the grammar of Persian. An interleaved copy, heavily annotated in both Latin and Persian in a contemporary hand. Bound in half calf, cloth boards. Title page foxed. Occasional spots elsewhere. A very good copy.

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        La Lavandine Amornee. (Globa nutans). (From Etienne Denisse's "Flore d'Amerique").

      Paris. Gihaut. No date. [Ca. 1843-1846]. Hand colored lithograph, image approximately 15 x 11 inches on sheet size 18 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches. A few short edge tears, soft crease to three corners (outside plate area) and minor chip to lower left corner; good, clean condition. Elegant and richly colored image of an exotic reddish-pink and yellow flowering plant complete with botanical details. Plate 9 from the scarce publication "Flore d'Amerique dessinée d'apres nature sur les lieux. Riche collection de plantes les plus remarquables, fleurs & fruits de grosseur & de grandeur naturelle." The subtitle notes: "La alpinie a fleurs pendantes repand une odeur de Lavande ambree: cette plante fleurit deux fois par an" identifying the source of the name of the flower from its lavander-like odor. The plant is depicted life-size. Denisse lived in the French West Indies where he collected and documented plants of the region.

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        Friedrich Hölderlin´s sämmtliche Werke. Herausgegeben von Christoph Theodor Schwab. Erster Band: Gedichte und Hyperion; Zweiter Band: Nachlass und Biographie.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen J.G. Cotta\'scher Verlag, 1846. Drei Teile in zwei Bänden. XIV, [1 nn Bl.], 213 S.; [2 Bll.] 148 S. [1 nn Bll.] 352 S. [1 nn Bl.] Ganzleinenband der Zeit mit Golgeprägtem Rückentitel. Goed. V, 472, 4; Brieger 1149; Seebaß, S. 13; Kohler 58; Erste Ausgabe dieser ersten Werkausgabe. Enthält zahlreiche Erstdrucke. Stempel auf Titeln und Vorsatz, wie wohl immer stockfleckig. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Die Rückkehr. Vom Verfasser der Briefe eines Verstorbenen. 3 Theile. Erster Theil: Aegypten. Mit Abbildungen und 1 Karte. Zweiter Theil: Syrien. Dritter Theil: Syrien und Keinasien

      Berlin, Verlag von Alexander Duncker, 1846-1848. 8°. 19 cm. 4 Blatt, 288 Seiten, 1 gefaltete Karte, 1 Blatt Errata, 2 Blatt, 379 Seiten, 2 Blatt 455 Seiten. Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Erste Ausgabe. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 368. Band 1 mit einer Abbildung im Text, einer Abbildung auf einer gefalteten Tafel und einer gefalteten Karte im Anhang. Sehr gute Exemplare. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Forschungsreisen / expedition; Reisebeschreibungen / travelogue

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        Esame teoretico pratico sulla Omiopatia

      BIGEL Gerard Joseph Marie. Esame teoretico pratico sulla Omiopatia del Dottor Bigel. Traduzione dal francese fatta sull'edizione di Varsavia da Nicolò Vincenzo Laraja. Napoli, dalla Tipografia Tramater, 1846. In 8vo; pp.XVIII, 380. Firma autografa del traduttore. Fior. Mezza pelle coeva, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Dall'introduzione: "Fra i tanti assennati, che l'han fatto le migliori accoglienze, ed i maggiori ossequi va annoverato il rinomato Dott. Bigel di nazione francese. Costui è quegli che con questa sua opera, e con altre di egual merito ha saputo così ben esporre la nuova dottrina medica di Hahnemann (fondatore della Omiopatia), illustrarla con fatti incontrastabili, con saggi ragionamenti dimostrare la ragionevolezza dei suoi principi fondamentali, e della pratica al letto dell'infermo, che ne fa toccare con mani la verità, la chiarezza, l'utilità, la facilità, non risparmiando studi, e sperimenti. Può chiamarsi l'apologista per eccellenza dell'omiopatia, imparziale, giusto, eloquente più che ogni altro. Il traduttore colla versione ha inteso di secondare gli umani disegni di Hahnemann, le benefiche mire di Bigel, lo zelo pietoso della lunga classe dei proseliti omiopatici, affinchè non rimanga mezzo, e via, a diffondere in tutti, e da per tutto il salutare metodo curativo, l'Anemanniano favore". Il dottor Gerard Joseph Marie Bigel (1764-1832) nato in Francia, studiò presso l'École de Médecine di Strasburgo, venne a conoscenza e adottò il nuovo metodo curativo durante un viaggio in Germania al seguito del Granduca Costantino di Russia. Successivamente praticò l'omeopatia a San Pietroburgo e a Varsavia dove nel 1827 pubblicò per la prima volta un'opera in tre volumi in francese sulle teorie e i metodi del dottor Hahnemann.

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        Naturgeschichte der Säugethiere in Bildern, Naturgeschichte der Vögel in Bildern, Naturgeschichte der Amphibien, Fische, Weich- und Schaalenthiere, Insekten, Würmer und Strahlenthiere in Bildern. I-III

      Bok. Schreiber & Schill, Stuttgart 1846, [no year], 1842. 15+(60)+14+(60)+23+(60)+(6) pp. Three parts in one volume. Modern half leather binding, the old cover illustration pasted onto front board. No title label. Each part with 30 double-page plates, showing animals, birds, fishes, butterflies, shells etc. in beautiful hand-coloured litographs. The pages has been cleaned, some plates with mended edges and some stains. Text pages has been cut rather hard, with some loss of letters. Clean, bright colours. Condition Very Good +. German hylla: 2012

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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: G.P.O., 1846. 29th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Doc. 438, Serial 477. Original wraps. 8vo. 75pp. 12 lithograph plates; large folding map. Stitched wraps (disbound). Light dampstaining throughout, otherwise fine condition (and scarce thus) in modern cloth case with gilt-lettered morocco label at spine. Under Fremont's orders, Abert travelled from Bent's Fort to Raton Pass, down the Canadian River, to Old Fort Holmes, through the Creek Nation ending at Fort Gibson. "It is said that Abert made the first astronomical observations through this unknown country and his report is therefore of special importance. The map is one of great interest." Wheat Transmissippi. Wheat also suggests that Charles Preuss drew the map for publication. The lithograph plates show striking views of West Texas and Oklahoma; one is the noted plate of Bent's Fort. (Wheat Transmissippi 489; Rittenhouse 1; Graff 6; Wagner-Camp 120; Howes A10; Sabin 59).

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