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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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        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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        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 ]

      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). Français

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        Wreck of the Glide, With an Account of Life and Manners at the Fiji Islands

      Boston: William D. Ticknor & Co., 1846. 12mo. (4) 12-122 pp. b/w ills in text. “The Glide sailed from Salem in 1829. She was called a whaler, but when she reached the Fijis was apparently after beche de mer. The ship was caught in a hurricane... and was driven ashore, where the natives treated the crew quite well.” —Huntress. The book is highly descriptive of Pacific Islands and islanders, including, Fiji, Wallis and the Hawaiian islands. Some mention of English and American whalers. Huntress 345C, Forbes 1616. Hill 1259. Judd p. 137. This first edition is scarcer than the second edition, which was published in 1848. Bound in original paper covered boards. Backstrip renewed, with new spine label. Text clean.

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        Chronicle of the Cid, from the Spanish

      Daniel Bixby [Printed by Freeman and Bolles], Lowell 1846 - First American edition. Southey's translation first published in 1808. 8vo. Southey gathered, edited and translated some of the numerous stories of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz, known better by the title given him by the Arabs of "El Cid" or "El Seid." Inscribed on the endpaper "John Clark Esq. with the regards of Daniel Bixby. Lowell March 1848." A pencilled notation on the endpapers provides the following information: "He married Priscilla Sparhawk Hodges (sister of George Atkinson Hodges) Sept 4, 1821. She died Oct. 12, 1882 he died Jan. 28, 1851, both in Salem." NCBEL 3:256 Richly bound in dark brown morocco ruled in blind with all edges gilt and gauffered. Binding by P. Low of Boston with his stamp on the endpaper. A fine and attractive copy First American edition. Southey's translation first published in 1808. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Le Moniteur des Indes Orièntales et Occidentales, recueil de memoires et de notices scientifiques et industriels, de nouvelles et de faits, importants concernant les possessions Néerlandaises, d'Asie et d'Amérique. avec la coopération de plusieurs membres de la Société des Arts et de Sciences de Batavia. I-III(1-4).

      - La Haye et Batavia, Belinfante et l'Imprimerie de l'État, 1846-1848. In two volumes, and four issues. Large 4to (30.7 x 23.5; 32.0 x 25 cm). Volume I (1845-1847): title page, frontispiece (portrait), vi pp., half title to Première partie (sciences, arts et industrie), 342 pp., half title to Deuxième partie (revue coloniale), 128 pp; 5 maps (of which 4 larger, folding), two plates of which one hand-coloured (of 3). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers, speckled edges; Volume II [12 issues in 10] (1847-1848), half titles to Première partie and Deuxième partie, ii, 392, 116, [ii], viii pp.; engraved portrait (to be used as frontispiece), four large, folded maps, and four plates on three sheets; Volume III [four issues in three] (1848): 148, 32 pp. Both volumes in original printed wrappers.l An expensive (originally sold for 18 Dutch florins per volume!) and now very rare periodical, complete in three volumes, of which we hold the first two and parts 1-3 of the third. The purpose of this important work was to disseminate better knowledge of the Dutch Colonies (mainly on Indonesia) internationally, for which reason it was published in French. Each volume contains many interesting historical, biographical and scientific contributions by such authors as the ichthyologist P. Bleeker, the explorer and geologist Junghuhn, the medical doctor orientalist and Japanologist Von Siebold himself, the zoologist S. Müller, the geographer Melvill de Carnbee, etc. For example: S. Müller, "Notice sur quelques points de la Nouvelle-Guinée"; Bleeker, "Notice sur la topographie physico-médicale de Batavia: Végétation et faune"; Siebold, "Essai historique, statistique et politique sur le commerce du Japon"; and, by le Baron P. Melvill de Carnbee, the fine large, double-folded and tinted "Carte générale des possessions Néerlandaises aux Indes- Orientales, accompagnée de tableaux indiquant la latitude et la longitude des principaux points", which shows that two sultanates on Sumatra were still independent, and a second, large folding chart showing the principal mountains (often volcanoes) of Sumatra, Java, Celebes (Sulawesi), Borneo (Kalimantan), etc. Of special interest is the coloured plate of Javanese fruits, meant to be an advert for an extremely rare elephant folio publication on such by J. Schnell. The third volume has some large papers on fish, by Bleeker. Von Siebold was editor of the first volume only. The first volume is in a nice, contemporary binding; the second is in original printed wrappers, as issued. One plate with a view at Neira (Moluccas) is lacking. A few wrappers with some fraying and chipping, but mostly very good. Some light foxing and toning, but nearly all pages, maps and plates clean. A very good set. Sabin, 49982. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lithografie- Karte, v. C. Flemming in Glogau, "Texas".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, 1846, 39,5 x 32 (H) Frühe Karte von Texas. Zeigt Texas und die umliegenden Staaten.

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        Notes of an Exile to Van Dieman's Land: comprising incidents of the Canadian Rebellion in 1838, trial of the author in Canada, and subsequent appearance before Her Majesty's Bench, in London, imprisonment in England, and transportation to Van Dieman's Lan

      Fredonia, N.Y. Printed by W. McKinstry & Co. 1846.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 20.5cm, xi,378p. the first edition, in the original cloth, gilt spine titles, expertly restored, in fine condition. (cgc) T.P.L. 2790. Lande 1980. Sabin 49037. Ferguson IV:4349. Howes M-613. Story p699. One of the Canadian exile narratives, of interest for both its Australian and North American content. The author was an American who came north to serve the Patriot cause in Upper Canada. After his capture he and fifteen others were tried and sentenced to death. At a retrial in England, he was sentenced to exile in Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) and New South Wales. Millar was one of nine political exiles who published accounts of their experiences. His is an informative and vivid first hand account of the Rebellion, his trial, conviction and transportation, life in the penal colony, and subsequent pardon and return home. .

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        "Streiflichter". Eigenh. Manuskript (Fragment) mit U. und eh. Brief mit U. Frankfurt a. d. O, 5. IX. 1846.

      1846. Titel und 6 SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel-)Bll. 4to. Der Brief an G. Ritter von Franck in Wien einen Wechsel betreffend.

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        The Comic Blackstone

      London: Published at the Punch Office, 1846. First one-volume edition. Etched frontispiece, title page in red and black with wood-engraved vignette, and text illustrations by George Cruikshank. 1 vols. 12mo. Original gilt-stamped brown cloth after design by Cruikshank, spine slightly faded, otherwise a fresh, bright copy. Cruikshank, George. First one-volume edition. Etched frontispiece, title page in red and black with wood-engraved vignette, and text illustrations by George Cruikshank. 1 vols. 12mo.

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        Album Amicorum. - Privates Souvenir-Album aus Basel.

      1846, 1846 - 17x27 cm., 38 Blatt (mehrere leer), mit eingeklebten wunderschön kolorierten Stichen, Halbleder, Rücken reich vergoldet, Schuber. 3 ff. avec un texte ms. (en allemand:) ?von seinem .Freund Karl Rysiner, (en français:) à mon cher Isaac le jour de son 13ème anniversaire Bâle 20 Avril 1846. Contient: Le pont près Amsteg Canton Uri 8x10.5 cm. / Airolo village au Canton du Tessin / Hospital u. Andermatt Canton Ury / Zoug vers le Righi (Leuthold) / Taubstummen-Anstalt in Riehen bei Basel. Lith. v. N. Weiss - bei Hasler Basel 16.5x25.5 cm. / Château Chillon avec les Dents du Midi au loin. 9x11.5 cm. / Trachtenmädchen: Zuric, Servante annonçant un nouveau né / Schloss Birseck. Basel / St. Chrischona Basel / Unterseen gegen die Jungfrau / Der Rigi bei Weggis (Canton Luzern). Mazol del.- Lith. v. R. Wallis in Luzern (Blick vom See aus mit Barque und Touristen) / Katzen nach Mind / Die Brücke von Crevola Rte du Simplon / Cappel village du Canton de Zuric / Hotel Baur 12x16 cm / Schloss Reichnau / Das Stachelberger Bad Canton Glarus.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lucretia or The Children of Night

      London: Saunders and Otley, Conduit Street, 1846. First edition, with half-titles. xi, 296; 306; 306 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in contemporary half tan polished calf and marbled boards, by E. Baily, Cirencester. Fine. 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

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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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        Bemerkungen zu meiner Theorie des farbigen Lichtes der Doppelsterne etc. mit vorzüglicher Rücksicht auf die von Herrn Dr. Ballot zu Utrecht dagegen erhobenen Bedenken" in Annalen der Physik, 68, 5, 1846, pp. 1-35

      HANDSOMELY BOUND FIRST EDITION OF DOPPLER'S 1846 PAPER EXTENDING HIS EPOCHAL 1842 PAPER ON THE DOPPLER SHIFT TO INCLUDE THE MOTION OF BOTH THE OBSERVER & THE SOURCE. While Christian Johann Doppler contributed many papers on mathematics and electricity, "his scientific fame rests… on the discovery of what was later called 'Doppler's principle', an equation relating the observed frequency of a propagating wave to the relative motion of the observer with respect to the source of vibration. "The Doppler Theory/Doppler shift is of monumental applicability and importance, providing the foundation for sonar and radar, as well as for the general acceptance of the cosmological theory of the Big Bang (showing how the shift in the spectra of astronomical entities allows for the measurement of the rate of recession relative to the Earth" (Roguin, "Christian Doppler, the Man Behind the Effect", The British Journal of Radiology, 75 (2002), 615-619). Doppler gave the first formulation of this principle in the 1842 paper announcing what came to be called the Doppler effect, or "the relation of the frequency of a source to its velocity relative to an observer. He derived his principle by treating both light and sound as longitudinal waves in the ether and matter, respectively. He pointed out that sound waves from a source moving toward an observer reach the observer at a greater frequency than if the source is stationary, thus increasing the observed frequency and raising the pitch of the sound. Similarly [he argued] sound waves from a source moving away from the observer reach the observer more slowly, resulting in a decreased frequency and a lowering of pitch" (Leiter, A to Z of Physicists, 76). Furthermore, in the 1842 Doppler paper he hypothesized "that his principle would apply to any wave motion, including motion of light waves, and predicted that this would be of particular value to astronomers" (ibid 77). And he was right. The first experimental test of Doppler's initial principle came in 1845 and affirmed his hypothesis. In 1846 and in this paper, Doppler applied the lessons of the 1845 test and generalized his "formula in order to take into account the motion of both the observer and the source" (ibid). Doppler applies his new formula to three different situations: In the first, Doppler "illustrates the consequences of his principle in acoustics, [assuming] explosion-like disturbances moving on a straight or curved line with a velocity slower, equal to, or faster than the sound velocity of the surrounding medium" (Krehl, History of Shock Waves, 1068). In Doppler's second example, he uses "Huygens' principle of constructing wave fronts by sources of secondary spherical wavelets, treated also two cases of disturbances moving with accelerated and decelerated supersonic velocities along a straight line, which resulted in a concave and convex cone geometry, respectively. "Doppler's third example describes a supersonic disturbance moving on a circle that, seen from the center of rotation, results in a concave shaped head wave geometry" (ibid). Later, a French physicist, Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau made one of the first measurements of the velocity of light [and] generalized Doppler's work by applying his theory not only to sound but also to light" (Roguin, 619). NOTE: We offer separately, Slipher's 1915 first measurement of Doppler-shift. The paper is entitled "Spectrographic Observations of Nebulae" and appears in Popular Astronomy, 23, 1, 1915, pp. 21-24. CONDITION & DETAILS: Leipzig: Barth. 8vo. (8 x 5 inches; 200 x 125mm). Full volume. Small ex-libris stamps on the preliminaries and a small, discreet one at the head of the Doppler paper. Complete. [4] viii, [582], 4. Three fold-out plates. Very handsomely rebound in three-quarter black calf over marbled paper boards. Tight, solid, and very clean. Very good to near fine condition.

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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 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. 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.

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        Sammlung gemischter litterarischer Aufsätze der deutschen Gesellschaft der Freunde der Wissenschaften in Schemnitz. Mit 2 Kupfertafeln.

      8. XIV, 1 nn. Bll., 362 S., 3 nn. Bll., 2 gef., gest. Taf., mit e. Tielblattvignette, zwei Kopfleisten, e. Kopfstück u. e. Schlussvignette. Marmorierter Lederband d. Zeit, mit Rückenschildchen und reicher Rückenverzierung in Goldprägung, Einbanddeckel mit Streicheisenlinien, Vorsatz aus zweifärbig bedrucktem Buntpapier, Buchschnitt rotgefärbt, wenig bestoßen, berieben, Einbanddeckel gelockert, Gelenken etwas eingerissen, mit Wurmgängen, Lederbezug am Rücken rissig, an den Kapitalen schadhaft, Seiten durchgehend schwach gebräunt, bzw. braunfleckig. Mit verblasstem Rundstempel und Besitzvermerk von alter Hand am Titelblatt, sowie einer alten Bleistiftanmerkung (1846) am vorderen fliegenden Vorsatzblatt verso. Vgl. Grimm. Wörterbuch 11,2401 - vermutlich der einzige, von einer in der slowakischen Bergbaustadt Banska Stiavnica um 1790 gegründeten ?Gesellschaft der Freunde der Wissenschaften in Schemnitz? herausgegebene, Sammelband. Der Band enthält, neben Aufsätzen, die vorwiegend den Bergbau zum Thema haben, vor allem belletristische Beiträge. Die, auch lokalhistorisch informative, Vorrede umfasst die Statuten der Gesellschaft, sowie ausführliche Erläuterungen bezüglich der Bedingungen u. der Rechte an den eingereichten Texten. Äußerst selten und nur in wenigen Bibliotheken nachzuweisen, wird der Band jedoch im ?Deutschen Wörterbuch? der Gebrüder Grimm zitiert. Nicht bei NUC u. GV. Nicht in der ÖNB. - 1735 kam es in Schemnitz zur Gründung einer Bergschule. 1770 erfolgte die Erhebung zur Bergakademie für das ganze Habsburgerreich und die gleichzeitige Auflösung aller anderen noch bestehenden privaten Lehranstalten. Eine 1762 an der Universität Prag eingerichtete Lehrkanzel für Bergwirtschaft wurde 1772 hierher verlegt. Schemnitz gilt damit als die älteste Berbauakademie der Welt. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG.

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        Le charentais journal politique, administratif, littéraire et d'annonces. 1846-1847. Angoulême. Lefraise et Cie.

      - 1 volume in folio relié demi-veau moucheté, dos à nerfs, fleurons dorés, frottement sur les plats, manque de papier marbré sur les plats. Fissuration en charnière mais état solide. Années 1846 et 1847. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vingt ans après.

      - Paris, Michel Levy, 1846. 3 volumes in-12, demi-chagrin vert bronze, dos lisses ornés de filets, palettes et dentelles dorées, plats de papier estampé d'un motif floral, titre et tomaison dorés, (4), 280 p.; (4), 284 p. et (4), 284 p. (rousseurs). Première édition in-12°, publiée et distribuée séparément dans les "Oeuvres complètes." "Peu commun" (Clouzot, p. 99).

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        Chronicle of the Cid, from the Spanish

      Lowell: Daniel Bixby [Printed by Freeman and Bolles], 1846. First American edition. Southey's translation first published in 1808. 8vo. Richly bound in dark brown morocco ruled in blind with all edges gilt and gauffered. Binding by P. Low of Boston with his stamp on the endpaper. A fine and attractive copy. First American edition. Southey's translation first published in 1808. 8vo. Southey gathered, edited and translated some of the numerous stories of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz, known better by the title given him by the Arabs of "El Cid" or "El Seid." Inscribed on the endpaper "John Clark Esq. with the regards of Daniel Bixby. Lowell March 1848." A pencilled notation on the endpapers provides the following information: "He married Priscilla Sparhawk Hodges (sister of George Atkinson Hodges) Sept 4, 1821. She died Oct. 12, 1882 he died Jan. 28, 1851, both in Salem." NCBEL 3:256

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        PALEOGRAFIA ESPANOLA

      1846. 1 vol-formato in 4°-legatura in mezza pelle con carta marmorizzata ai piatti-bel ritratto in litografia dell'autore- 466 pagine di cui 3 ripiegate-lievi fioriture- difetto su un margine laterale superiore della costa- nel complesso buon esemplare- completo

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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 pictorial brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, a.e.g., yellow coated 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 just a bit faded, endpapers a trifle oxidized, considerable foxing to half title and title leaves and last few leaves, otherwise a remarkably clean copy with virtually no foxing to most of the text block and no darkened plates. By far the best copy we have seen. (#154749)

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