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        Sea Journal of Captain Alexander Winsor, Ships Audubon and Gertrude, November 1850 - April 1854

      Folio, lined sheets. About 220 pp manuscript entries. Alexander Winsor was a well known clipper ship captain who commanded, among other notable vessels, Sea Nymph, Flying Cloud, Sea Serpent, and Herald of the Morning. This is his personal journal chronicling four years of his sailing career, and it is notable in several respects. In the first place, it documents a voyage of the Audubon, a very early clipper ship - built in Fairhaven in 1846 - about which, according to Forbes and Eastman in Yankee Ship Sailing Cards, “little is known.” Winsor’s journal of his voyage from New York to San Francisco in 1850-51 insures that we know a great deal more about this ship, her sailing qualities, and her crew. “I cannot beat this packet to windward,” he grumbles, “although she is generally advertised as a Clipper.” Indeed, the period between 1850 and 1854 seems to be a lacuna in the record of Winsor’s career. Bradford Swan’s monograph, published by the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, closely documents Winsor’s sailing days, but leaves a gap between 1847 and 1854. This journal fills much of that gap. The 1850 Audubon voyage is also of interest because this ship was his first clipper ship command and, as Winsor himself tells us, it was his first attempt at rounding Cape Horn. He had a rough time of it, and we are treated to a blow by blow description, ending “This day I consider myself safely around Cape Horn this being my first appearance in this country & God knows I have no particular desire to ever visit it again.” As his subsequent career demonstrates, he did not get his wish. Perhaps this journal’s most compelling feature, however, is the Audubon’s cargo. Winsor was carrying a ship full of women and children to San Francisco in the early days of the Gold Rush. He takes frequent and charming notice of his cargo of females (to whom he invariably refers as “the passengers”), beginning with an incident that troubled him a great deal - “in this case of difference with the passengers I must acknowledge myself wrong but cannot bring my Indian disposition low enough to confess it... it is complete hell to be at variance with the passengers we were all on good terms & nothing has occurred to mar our comfort & happiness till this foolish act of mine & I find it affects them all for I can notice a kind of stiffness & coolness toward me.” Eventually, however, “the passengers” come to accept him, and he takes great pleasure in observing them and recording vignettes of their behavior. “This day there has been a general overhaul of baggage among the passengers. Ladies getting out their Bonnets & trimming them anew, removing all the spots of mildew on their dresses & asking one another if they think it will ever come out again in the world & making all other necessary preparations for going on shore in Valparaiso, if we ever get there.” As an added fillip to this droll and informative account, Winsor has illustrated the Audubon journal with twenty handsomely executed ink and watercolor illustrations of ships sighted, as well as colored recognition views of several landfalls. Aside from being an intelligent observer and excellent writer, Captain Winsor was also an accomplished artist. His delicately rendered and accurate ship portraits carry this journal into the realm of folk art. The Audubon reached San Francisco in a safe but pedestrian 155 days, then proceeded to Manila, and was home in New Bedford by March 1852. The remaining half of the journal documents Winsor’s voyages to Calcutta, Macao, and Canton in the ship Gertrude, August 1852 - April 1854. Not having as fascinating a cargo as “the passengers” on these voyages, he restricts himself mostly to navigational matters, ships spoken, and sights and phenomena of interest. This section contains an additional eight ink and ink/watercolor drawings of ships and landfalls. It ends with a penciled note, “Is there any more happy feeling then to arrive safe home after a long voyage & find wife, children & friends all well.” Sturdily bound in polished calf over tan cloth. Illustrations clear and bright, text clean and legible.

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        BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER... ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND... TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID [with] PROPER LESSONS [with] THE NEW TESTAMENT

      London: George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1846, Lessons and New Testament dated 1845. Very minor splitting to the front velvet joint, else very fine, brilliant copy. 12mo. Unpaged. Bound in scarlet velvet over beveled boards with diamond pattern paper doblures and flyleaves with decorative gilt borders, a.e.g. the edgs beautifully gauffered, upper cover with central device in brass featuring the letters "IHS", the corners with decorative brass bosses, and with decorative brass clasp

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        DAS MALERISCHE UND ROMANTISCHE DEUTSCHLAND 1-10.

      Georg Wigands Verlag Leipzig 1846-47, 2.Auflage, 200 + 128 + 206 + 192 + 168 + 182 + 192 + 376 + 270 + 392 S und total 391 Stahlstiche. Halbledereinbände der Zeit, vergoldete Rückentitel und Linien, geprägter Rückendekor, marmorierte Deckelpapiere, rotgespritzte Schnitte; Bd 9-10 haben durchgehende Feuchtangriffe in den Fussrändern, auch spürbare in Bd 8, einige Rückflecke, sonst sehr gut erhalten mit Exlibrisse. Komplett 10 schöne Bänder.. Teil 1. Gustav Schwab: SCHWABEN; 2. G von Heeringen: FRANKEN (mit 30 Stahlstichen); 3. Ludwig Beckstein: THÜRINGEN (31); 4. Wilhelm Blumenhagen: DER HARZ (30); 5. Johan Sporschil: SACHSEN (30); 6. C Herlossohn: DAS RIESENGEBIRGE und DIE GRAFSCHAFT GLATZ (30); 7. Wilhelm Cornelius und Theodor Kobbe: OST- UND NORDSEE (30); 8. Karl Simrock: RHEINLAND (60); 9. Eduard Duller: DIE DONAULÄNDER (60); 10. Joh Gabr Seidl: TYROL UND STEIERMARK (60)

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        Traité de Géométrie Supérieure.Paris: Bachelier, 1852. First edition.

      Author's presentation copy, of "his treatise on higher geometry...[which] gave him a world-wide reputation" (Smith, History, Vol. 1, p. 498).<br/><br/> "In 1846 a chair of higher geometry was created for Chasles at the Sorbonne and he remained there until his death... He published highly original work... His work was marked by its unity of purpose and method. The purpose was to show not only that geometry, by which he meant synthetic geometry, had methods as powerful and fertile for the discovery and demonstration of mathematical truths as those of algebraic analysis, but that these methods had an important advantage, in that they showed more clearly the origin and connections of these truths. The methods were those introduced by L. Carnot, G. Monge and V. Poncelet and included a systematic use of sensed magnitudes, imaginary elements, the principle of duality and transformations of figures... Chales wrote two textbooks for his course at the Sorbonne. The first of these, the <i>Traité de géométrie supérieure</i> is based on the elementary theories of the cross ratio, homographic ranges and pencils and involution... In the case of the cross ratio, which Chasles called the anharmonic ratio, he was anticipated by A. Moebius. However, it was Chasles who developed the theory and showed that the use of sensed magnitudes and imaginary elements gives to geometry the freedom and power of analysis" (DSB III, pp. 212-4). <br/><br/> Chasles (1793-1880) studied under Poisson at the Ecole Polytechnique. On the basis of his <i>Aperçu historique sur l'origine et le développement des méthodes en géométrie</i> (1837) he was made a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique, and was awarded a chair at the Sorbonne in 1846. The present work enjoyed considerable success, a second edition appearing in 1880. <br/><br/> Provenance: Signed presentation inscription from the author to R.G. Latham to head of portion of original wrappers on front pastedown. Robert Gordon Latham FRS (1812-88) was a philologist, ethnologist, and curator of the ethnological department at The Crystal Palace.. 8vo (213 x 135 mm), pp [4] lxxxiii [1:blank] 603 [1:blank] and 12 lithographed folding plates, contemporary half morocco, some very light foxing to first gathering and plates

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        Route Across the Rocky Mountains, with a description of Oregon and California: their geographical features, their resources, soil, climate, productions

      Lafayette, In.: John B. Semans, printer, 1846. Octavo. 152pp. (Scattered spotting). Original half cloth and plain paper boards (covers rubbed, spine label damaged), cloth chemise, half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. A very rare key overland guide, in very good original condition. One of the earliest and rarest of overland guide books to the Oregon Trail, chronologically the second such guide, preceded only by the Hastings guide of 1845. The authors went overland to Oregon in 1843. Winter went to California the following year, then returned to Indiana, where he arranged to publish this guidebook in time for the 1846 emigrant season. The guide provides a detailed account of the 1843 trip, a long description of Oregon, Winter's route to California, the Bear Flag movement, gold at Santa Barbara, and of northern California. The return route from California is also described, and there is a table of distances in the rear. Winter eventually settled in the Napa-Sonoma area. This is the issue with corrected text on pages 26 and 36. A rarity, afforded a "d" by Howes, who calls it "one of the greatest of early overland narratives." A key guide and important work of Western Americana. Cowan I, p.315; Graff 2221; Howes J142, "d."; Sabin 36260; Streeter Sale 3145; Wagner-Camp 122.

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        COLLECTION HISTORIQUE DES ORDRES DE CHEVALERIE. Civils et militaires, existant chez les différents peuples du monde, suivi d'un tableau chronologique des Ordres éteints. Edition enrichie d'un Supplément...

      In-8 gr., 2 opere in 1 vol., mz. pergam. con ang. coeva, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. 294, con 39 (su 40) belle tavv. inc. in rame e colorate a mano, inclusa l'antiporta. Vi sono raffigurati: abiti da cerimonia (degli ordini du Saint-Esprit, de la Jarretière, de la Toison d'Or), piastre, croci, medaglie, nastri ed in generale tutte le decorazioni dei vecchi e nuovi ordini cavallereschi. Introduce l'opera un elenco cronologico di tutti gli ordini, esistenti o soppressi, con l'indicazione del fondatore, del paese e dell'anno di costituzione. Unito: "Supplément" à la "Collection historique des Ordres de Chevalerie.." et suivi d'une nomenclature des Ordres étrangers reconnus par la France et qui peuvent etre portés après avoir obtenu l'autorisation de la Grande-Chancellerie. Paris, Aillaud, 1846, pp. 84, con 10 tavv. f.t. colorate a mano. Ben restaur. per fori di tarlo margin. su numer. carte e su 2 tavv.; le pp. 97-100 restaur. per manc. anche di alc. lettere del t.; il ?Supplemento? con lievi aloni e fiorit., ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        Guida di fiesole e suoi dintorni. firenze, pezzati, 1846.

      cm. 21, pp. xlv, 297 (1). Con 20 belle tavole di vedute fuori testo incise all'acquatinta ed una grande tavola rip. in litografia con 6 figure che riguardano la parte antica della città di Fiesole. Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro. Qualche fioritura alle carte di testo, ma esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Testo italiano e francese. Edizione originale di questa rara e ricercata guida illustrata dalle tavole di Telemaco Bonaiuti.

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

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

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        The CRICKET On The HEARTH. A Fairy Tale of Home

      Harper & Brothers New York:: Harper & Brothers,. 1846.. 8vo. Early US edition [Edgar & Vail, pg 23; Gimbel A93; VanderPoel B403(2)]. 32 pp (double column) + 16 pp 'Catalogue of Books' @ rear,. Printed brown wrappers. Uncut edges.. An overall Very Good copy with the usual foxing, and some. dampstaining signs along the gutter.. Often called the 1st US edition, priority cannot be established with absolute certainty, so we hesitate to term it such...In any event, undoubtedly an uncommon item; a search of the auction records for the last 25 years shows only two having been offered.

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        The World, on Mercator's Projection.

      London: James Wyld, Charing Cross East, 1846.. Map dimensions 64 x 94 cm, overall dimensions 67 x 98 cm. Folding map of the world with original outline colour. Dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen, edges trimmed with green cloth, folding into original textured cloth slipcase with publisher's printed label to upper board and a further printed short title label to spine. Marbled paper to the folded end sections on the linen verso, publisher's advertisement to another panel. Slight wear and fading to the spines of the slipcase, the map with a small blemish to the left edge of the map, else in very good condition. The map notably shows Texas as an independent state. The republic existed for 10 years between 1836 and 1846, after which time the U.S. government invaded the territory as part of its ongoing campaign against Mexico.

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        Gray's Elegy .

      London: Longman, 1846 .. First edition. Thomas Gray's 1751 Elegy became a staple of English poetry. This 1846 publication of that poem has illuminations by famed book artist Owen Jones. The first secular book illuminated in its entirety by O. Jones it includes 35 chromolithographed pages in color and gold with the text in gothic script, initial letters & borders of leaves & vines blocked in gilt, red & blue. The first also to be issued in this special type of binding which has been chiefly used for illuminated books. Bound in deeply embossed brown leather made to imitate carved wood, executed by Remnant and Edmonds. The front has wide border of holly leaves. The interest of the book lies in its production in chromolithography as an illuminated manuscript page by page by Owen Jones. It is also the first recorded book with a joint American and English imprint. This book and its like-productions of the period are described and illustrated by Ruari McLean in his "Victorian Book Design".

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        Oeuvres completes de voltaire avec des notes et une notice historique sur la vie de voltaire. nouvelle edition ornee de 50 gravures. paris, furne et c.ie, 1846.

      13 volumi in-8° (cm. 25,1), eleganti legature coeve in m. pelle verde, dorso a nervi con titolo e decorazioni in oro e fregi romantici a secco, tagli spruzzati; 50 tavole illustrative f.t.; -i-Ex Libris-/i- ai contropiatti e antica firma di possesso ai frontespizi; sporadiche fioriture. Bell'edizione. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Ensayo sobre el principio de la poblacion. Traduccion de los senores D. José Maria Noguera Y D. Joaquin Miquel. Bajo la direccion del doctor Don Eusebio María del Valle.

      Madrid, 1846. 8vo. Very nice recent hcalf in old style w. gilt spine and gilt red title-label. Minor soiling to half-title, and very minor occasional brownspotting, otherwise very nice and clean. XXXI, (1), 384, (6, Indice & Advertencia).. Rare first Spanish edition of this political and economic classic, which constitutes Malthus' first major publication and his main work, because of which he is considered the father of demography and one of the main sources of inspiration for Darwin and Wallace. The Spanish translation caused much debate and created both fervent admirers and violent protests.The first edition was printed anonymously in London in 1798, and in 1803 the second edition, which, also according to Malthus himself, can be said to constitute a new work, appeared; -the great quarto edition from 1803 is thoroughly revised and much enlarged, the title has been changed and Malthus' name appears on the title-page for the first time, it is on this edition that all the preceding editions are based, and in consequence also the early translations. All the later editions were minor revisions of the second one. This first and most influential book on population is now, as it was when it appeared, considered highly controversial, and it has influenced all demographers ever since, as well as being of immense importance to the study of economic theory and genetic inheritance. "The "Essay" was highly influential in the progress of thought in the early nineteenth-century Europe.... "Parson" Malthus, as Cobbett dubbed him, was for many, a monster and his views were often grossly misinterpreted.... But his influence on social policy, whether for good or evil, was considerable. The Malthusian theory of population came at the right time to harden the existing feeling against the Poor Laws and Malthus was a leading spirit behind the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834." (PMM 251).Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), called the "enfant terrible" of the economists, was an English demographer, statistician and political economist, who is best known for his groundbreaking views on population growth, presented in his "Essays on the Principle of Population", which is based on his own prediction that population would outrun food supply, causing poverty and starvation. Among other things this caused the legislation, which lowered the population of the poor in England. Malthus actually turned political, economic and social thought upside down with this work, which has caused him to be considered one of the 100 most influential persons in history (Hart, The 100: A Ranking of the most Influential Persons in History, 1978). Of course, he was condemned by Marx and Engels, and opposed by the socialists universally, but the work was of immense impact on not only politics, economics, social sciences etc, but also on natural sciences. "Later in the "Origin of Species" he [Darwin] wrote that the struggle for existence "is the doctrine of Malthus applied with manifold force to the whole animal and vegetable kingdoms; for in this case there can be no artificial increase of food, and no prudential restraint from marriage" [p. 63]. Alfred Russel Wallace, who arrived at a worked-out formulation of the theory of evolution at almost precisely the same time as Darwin, acknowledged that "perhaps the most important book I read was Malthus's "Principles of Population" (My Life, p. 232). Although there were four decennial censuses before Malthus' death, he did not himself analyze the data, although he did influence Lambert Quetelet and Pierre Verhulst, who made precise statistical studies on growth of populations in developed countries and showed how the early exponential growth changed to an S curve." (DSB, IX, p. 69). In Chapter six of the first edition, Malthus writes of Spain: "IT has been universally remarked that all new colonies settled in healthy countries, where there was plenty of room and food, have constantly increased with astonishing rapidity in their population. Some of the colonies from ancient Greece, in no very long period, more than equalled their parent states in numbers and strength. And not to dwell on remote instances, the European settlements in the new world bear ample testimony to the truth of a remark, which, indeed, has never, that I know of, been doubted. A plenty of rich land, to be had for little or nothing, is so powerful a cause of population as to overcome all other obstacles. No settlements could well have been worse managed than those of Spain in Mexico, Peru, and Quito. The tyranny,superstition, and vices of the mother-country were introduced in ample quantities among her children. Exorbitant taxes were exacted by the Crown. The most arbitrary restrictions wereimposed on their trade. And the governors were not behind hand in rapacity and extortion for themselves as well as their master. Yet, under all these difficulties, the colonies made a quick progress in population."As Malthus realized that his theories were not satisfactorily presented or sufficiently demonstrated in the first edition from 1798, he travelled for three years through Europe gleaning statistics, and then published the second edition in 1803. His detailed diaries of these journeys provided him with some of the evidence necessary for the development of his theory on population growth. The observational information that he gathered on his travels in Europe were crucial to the development of his theories, which also means that the work is of great interest for other European countries, and not only Britain. Printing and the Mind of Man 251 (first edition)

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        Der bayrische Wald (Böhmerwald).

      Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und 36 Stahlstichtafeln. VIII, 388 S., 1 Bl. Grüner Halbmaroquin d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Engelmann 328. Vgl. Lentner 7014 (2. A.): "Sehr selten u. gesucht!"; nicht bei Pfister. - Erste Ausgabe. Hübsche Ansichten von Cham, Furth, Kötzting, Metten, Regen, Viechtach u. a. Diese erste Ausgabe erschien ohne Karte, die erst der zweiten Auflage beigegeben wurde. - Stockfleckig. Ohne die lithograph. Notenbeilage.

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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.

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        Precis iconographique de medecine operatoire. . . First edition, inscribed by both authors

      Megignon Marvis Paris: Megignon-Marvis, 1846. No Dust Jacket. Rare Presentation Copy of the First Edition Bernard, Claude (1813-73) & Huette, Charles. Precis iconographique de medecine operatoire et d'anatomie chirurgicale. 8vo. [4] xxvi [2], 488pp. Engraved frontispiece of Vesalius with printed tissue guard, issued only to subscribers, 113 engraved plates printed in sepia, most hand-colored. The plates are in two series, the first numbered 1-25, and the second 1-80; the second series includes eight additional plates numbered 44bis, 51bis, 51ter, 54bis, 54ter, 62bis, 62ter and 63bis. Paris: Mequignon-Marvis, 1846. 188 x 117 mm. Quarter calf, gilt spine, worn, front hinge split. Lightly foxed throughout, but very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the half-title: "A mon ami / A. Molinard /Cl. Bernard Ch. Huette." Boxed. First Edition, and rare in commerce. Bernard and Huette's influential surgical textbook was one of the first of its kind to enjoy a world-wide market, and was still being reprinted at the end of the 19th century. Presentation copies of the first edition are extraordinarily rare; this is the only one that we have ever seen in 40 years of trading. Blocker, p. 34.

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        A History of the Past and Present State of the Labouring Population, including the Progress of Agriculture, Manufacture and Commerce,

      shewing the Extremes of Opulence and Destitution among the Operative Classes. With Practical Means for their Employment and Future Prosperity, First Edition, 2 vols, xviii, 322; xviii, [323-]878pp royal octavo, fine unsophisticated and exceptional copy in original fine-grained cloth with printed paper labels, London, Longman / Plymouth, Nettleton,1846. Goldsmiths 34543. PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Rare and early in-depth anaylsis of the working classes in the industrial revolution. Cited by Marx in Das Capital (chapter 36) as proof of the exploitation of the working population, in particular in the case of extortionate 100% interest on loans: "It is by frequent fluctuations within the month, and by pawning one article to relieve another, where a small sum is obtained, that the premium for money becomes so excessive. There are about 240 licensed pawnbrokers in the metropolis, and nearly 1,450 in the country. The capital employed is supposed somewhat to exceed a million pounds sterling; and this capital is turned round thrice in the course of the year, and yields each time about 33½ per cent on an average; according to which calculation, the inferior orders of society in England pay about one million a year for the use of a temporary loan, exclusive of what they lose by goods being forfeited." (J. D. Tuckett, A History of the Past and Present State of the Labouring Population, London, 1846, 1, p. 114.)

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