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        Omukaibune ningyo zue [trans.: Illustrations of Dolls for the Tenjin Festival]

      First two openings with double-page colored woodcut borders, three double-page woodcuts, & 28 full-page woodcuts. 33 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers (spine perished). Osaka: Naraya Matsubei, 1846. First edition. The Tenjin Festival, dating back to 951, is one of the three largest festivals in Japan (the others are the Sanno Festival in Tokyo and the Gion Festival in Kyoto). It takes place in late July and is dedicated to Michizane Sugawara, who was deified as a god of learning. It was the custom in the 17th century for residents of each district of the city to make beautiful dolls based on the main characters of classical Japanese theater, each of which was about 2.4 meters tall. These dolls would be placed in front of the residents' houses to welcome the spirits of the gods. In the 19th century, about 50 dolls existed, but today only about 15 of the old dolls survive, many of which are annually displayed in the Tenmangu Shrine during the festival. This book is the best record of these dolls, many of which no longer exist. 43 dolls are depicted here in the fine woodcuts, of which 28 are portrayed in full-page woodcuts with accompanying text giving information on the district and artist where each doll was made, the symbolism and meaning of each doll, extremely detailed explanations of the clothes and ornaments which the dolls are wearing, etc. Matsukawa (1818-82), was a prolific book illustrator of the period. There is some worming touching text and image, carefully repaired, but a very good copy.

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        Das Bedürfnis eines zweckmäßigen Unterrichts in der Malerei und plastischen Kunst. Weiters: Vorschläge zur Reform der österr.- kaiserlichen Akademie der bildenden Künste. Sowie: Andeutungen zur Belebung der vaterländischen Kunst.

      Wien, -, 1846 - 1849 - 1857. 3 Hefte. 8°. 47, 23, 115 S. OBrosch. in Biedermeierkassette. Waldmüller, (1793 - 1865), studierte 1807-13 an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien, bildete sich an den alten Meistern und durch das Studium der Natur weiter und begann als Miniaturmaler. 1811-13 war er gräflicher Zeichenlehrer in Agram, dann Theaterdekorationsmaler in Prag und Brünn und wurde 1829 Erster Kustos der Gemäldegalerie und Prof. an der Akademie der Schönen Künste in Wien. Bis 1851 unterrichtete er auch Historienmalerei und führte bis 1854 eine viel besuchte private Malschule. Schon 1846 hatte er gegen die Lehrweise der Akademie die Streitschrift Das Bedürfnis eines zweckmäßigeren Unterrichts in der Malerei und plastischen Kunst veröffentlicht. Waldmüllers Andeutungen zur Hebung der vaterländischen Kunst (1857) führten zu seiner vorzeitigen Pensionierung mit halbem Gehalt. Seit 1864 wurde ihm von Kaiser Franz Joseph I. die volle Pension zuteil. Waldmüller schuf mehr als tausend Ölbilder, daneben wenige Aquarelle und Zeichnungen. In naturgetreuer und nuancenreicher Farbgebung malte er Porträts Wiener Bürger (Rosina Wiser, 1822), Stilleben und Landschaften, häufig mit Motiven aus dem Wienerwald, dem Prater und dem Salzkammergut (Der Wolfgangsee, 1835). Im Kampf gegen den akademischen Klassizismus arbeitete er überwiegend in der freien Natur (Pleinairmalerei). In der Vorliebe für Lichtwirkungen nahm er Aspekte des Impressionismus (u.a. der Schule von Barbizon) vorweg, bewahrte aber in den plastischen Eigenschaften seiner Figuren und Objekte sowie in der kompositionellen Ausgewogenheit Ausdrucksmittel der Historienmalerei. Waldmüller wurde zum Hauptvertreter der Biedermeiermalerei und mit seinen genau beobachteten Genrebildern (Perchtoldsdörfer Bauernhochzeit, 1843) zum Vorläufer des Realismus in der österr. Malerei. (DBE) - Hier das Gesamtwerk der schriftlichen Aufzeichnungen Waldmüllers. In der von Arthur Roessler und Gustav Pisko im Selbstverlage edierten Schriften (Wien 1907) wurde die erste Publikation (Das Bedürfnis eines zweckmäßigen Unterrichts in der Malerei und plastischen Kunst) nur in der zweiten Ausgabe abgedruckt. Die drei Schriften Waldmüllers gelten als unauffindbar. Zwischen 1950 - 2000 wurde kein einziges Exemplar verauktioniert. Ein RARISSIMUM! Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kunst

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        Vingt ans après, suite Des trois mousquetaires

      First illustrated edition of 37 off text. "Uncommon, especially in beautiful condition" Clouzot (French bibliophile Guide nineteenth century).Binding semi antique black shagreen. Back with false nerves decorated with decorated boxes and nets for cold and hot. Friction. Some pale scattered spots on a good white paper. The freshness of the paper, rather own is unusual for illustrated editions of Dumas. Serpentes presence of roses. Good copy. J.B. Fellens et L.P. Dufour à Paris 1846 in-8 (16,5x24,5cm) 595pp. relié

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        Entrance of the temple of Amun, Thebes.

      330 x 475 mm. David Roberts RA (1796-1864) and Louis Haghe. Entrance of the temple of Amun, Thebes. An original hand-coloured lithograph for the subscription edition of David Roberts' Egypt and Nubia, published by F.G. Moon & Son, London, 1846-49. Full-plate £1670

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        Rivière Derwent Près De Richemont (Ile Van-Diemen)...

      Paris: circa, 1846. Hand-coloured lithograph, 190 x 300 mm. Original lithograph from Dumont d'Urville's "Voyage au Pole Sud", showing the Derwent River with, in the foreground, a coach-and-four going at full speed. At this time coaches were running between Hobart and New Norfolk; Craig notes that this is one of the first images of coaches.Dumont d'Urville left Toulon on September 7, 1837, with two ships, the "Astrolabe" and the "Zelee", on a voyage whose instructions included exploration of the Antarctic. The voyage would be dogged by mishap and illness. The official artist Ernest Auguste Goupil died during the expedition's visit to Hobart in April 1840. Le Breton (1818-1866), the artist of this image, had sailed as assistant surgeon but now was called upon to replace Goupil as official artist since his ability in that field had come to Dumont d'Urville's attention. Le Breton resigned from his medical functions in 1848 and transferred to the Department of Maps and Charts in Paris, where he remained until his death on 30 August 1866.

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        Supplement to the New South Wales Government Gazette of Tuesday, December 29, 1846...

      Sydney: W. W. Davies, 1846. Folio, 5 pp. (numbered [1639]-1643) ; disbound. An important "Supplement" to the Government Gazette, printing the latest news of the explorations of Sir Thomas Mitchell and Samuel Augustus Perry. These supplements were not always kept with the same rigour as the Gazette proper, and are thus rare survivors.This prints a substantial letter by Mitchell, dated from a "Camp on Snodgrass Lagoon", 14 December 1846. In the letter Mitchell is sanguine about his recent discoveries in northern New England, along the rivers Barwan, Boomi, and the Gwydir. There had been flooding of the region, and Mitchell is particularly pleased to pass on his satisfaction with the portable boats he had taken along, built by Struth of Sydney. The letter also includes his approval of Kennedy, who would soon get his own expedition to Cape York, and "two old soldiers", William Graham and John Douglas.Of equal interest is the longer letter which makes the second part of this supplement, printing a long missive from Samuel Augustus Perry, Deputy Surveyor General (Mitchell, of course, was the then Surveyor General), regarding his expedition to the River Boyne. Perry's appointment in 1831 had appalled Mitchell, not one for sharing the limelight, and for many years his Deputy was left cooling his heels in Sydney. This 1846 expedition was perhaps Perry's most substantial achievement, when he accompanied Colonel George Barney on the investigation which resulted in the proposal that Port Curtis in Queensland (Gladstone) should be the centre of a new colony of North Australia. A few spots but very good.

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        Description des mollusques fluviatiles et terrestres de la France et plus particulièrement du département de l'Isère, précédée de notions élémentaires sur la conchyliologie.

      Grenoble, Prudhomme, 1846. ____ Première édition. Très rare. Cette monographie est illustrée par 6 planches lithographiées par Victor Cassien, montrant 146 sujets, accompagnées chacune d'une page explicative. De légères rousseurs. Les couvertures ont été conservées par le relieur. *****. In-8. [226 x 145 mm] Collation : 82, (2), 27, (1), (12) pp., 6 planches h.-t. Demi-veau, dos orné, couverture imprimées conservées. (Reliure moderne.).

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        ??????????????????????? [K?ka sannen Amerik-sen narabini K?m? zokkoku Dennemarku-se ikken ]. On the American Ships and the Ship of Denmark under the Rule of Holland, Which Arrived in 1846....

      (circa1846). 12 folded leaves (two detached), some light soiling, creasing at corners, a little insect damaged in a few places causing the loss of a few characters. 24 x 17cm. This manuscript copy of a Japanese letter discusses the arrival at Uraga of the two American ships led by James Biddle and the Danish ship Galathea.James Biddle preceeded Commodore Perry's arrival in Japan by seven years. His mission being to open trade between Japan and the United States. Just as Perry was to do years later, the American ships anchored off Uraga at the entrance to Edo Bay, but due to misunderstandings and the Japanese authorities very decided lack of interest in trading with the United States, his mission was not successful. The Danish ship, Galathea was on a two year voyage around the world (1845 - 1847) engaging in scientific research, working on political goals such as the sale of the Danish colonies in India to the East India Company and searching for new trading opportunities. Her visit to Uraga was also unwelcome and she left for the United States. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157033)....

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        On the Dynamics of Earthquakes ; being an Attempt to reduce their observed Phenomena to the known Laws of Wave Motion in Solids and Fluids. [Read 9th February, 1846] AND: On the Objects, Construction, and Use of certain new Instruments for Self-registration of the Passage of Earthquake Shocks. [Read June 22,1846].

      Royal Irish Academy,, 1846. First Edition of both original papers. [Dublin], Royal Irish Academy, 1846. Quarto. 63 pages with 2 illustrations in the text (wood-engravings) and 3 plates: Plate I - Map of Earthquake Cotidal Lines (coloured) / Plate II - ["Seismic waves" and illustrations of a seaquake] / Plate III - [Seaquake and development of a Tsunami Wave] Modern Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The very scarce original first edition of Mallet's "groundbreaking" discovery. [From "The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, Volume XXI, Part I]. Robert Mallet, FRS, MRIA (3 June 1810 ? 5 November 1881), Irish geophysicist, civil engineer, and inventor who distinguished himself in research on earthquakes and is sometimes called the father of seismology.nMallet was born in Dublin, on 3 June 1810, the son of factory owner John Mallet. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, entering it at the age of 16 and graduating in science and mathematics in 1830 at the age of 20.Following his graduation, he joined his father's iron foundry business and helped build the firm into one of the most important engineering works in Ireland, supplying ironwork for railway companies, the Fastnet Rock lighthouse, and a swing bridge over the River Shannon at Athlone. He also helped manufacture the characteristic iron railings that surround Trinity College and which bear his family name at the base. Mallet was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 1832 at the early age of 22. He also enrolled in the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1835 which helped finance much of his research in seismology. In 1838 he became a life member of the Royal Geological Society of Ireland, and acted as its President from 1846?48. nFrom 1848?1849 he constructed the Fastnet Rock lighthouse, southwest of Cape Clear.nOn 9 February 1846 he presented to the Royal Irish Academy his paper, "On the Dynamics of Earthquakes", which is considered to be one of the foundations of modern seismology. He is also credited with coining the word "seismology" and other related words e.g. the isoseismal map, which he used in his research. He also coined the term epicentre.nnFrom 1852 to 1858, he was engaged (with his son, John William Mallet) in the preparation of his work, The Earthquake Catalogue of the British Association (1858), and carried out blasting experiments to determine the speed of seismic propagation in sand and solid rock.nnOn 16 December 1857, the area around Padula, Italy, was devastated by the Great Neapolitan earthquake which caused 11,000 deaths. At the time it was the third largest known earthquake in the world and has been estimated to have been of magnitude 6.9 on the Richter Scale. Mallet, with letters of support from Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin, petitioned the Royal Society of London and received a grant of £150 to go to Padula and record at first hand the devastation. The resulting report was presented to the Royal Society as the Report on the Great Neapolitan Earthquake of 1857. It was a major scientific work and made great use of the then new research tool of photography to record the devastation caused by the earthquake. In 1862, he published the "Great Neapolitan Earthquake of 1857: The First Principles of Observational Seismology" in two volumes; he brought forward evidence to show that the depth below the Earth's surface, from where the impulse of the Neapolitan earthquake originated, was about 8?9 geographical miles.nnOne of Mallet's papers was Volcanic Energy: an Attempt to develop its True Origin and Cosmical Relations, in which he sought to show that volcanic heat may be attributed to the effects of crushing, contortion and other disturbances in the crust of the earth; the disturbances leading to the formation of lines of fracture, more or less vertical, down which water would find its way, and if the temperature generated be sufficient volcanic eruptions of steam or lava would follow.nDuring the Crimean War he designed a 42 long tons (43 t) mortar of 36 inches (910 mm) calibre capable of throwing a 2,400 pounds (1,100 kg) shell a distance of 1.5 miles (2.4 km). The huge mortar was built in sections to allow transport, but was too late to be used in action. An example has been preserved at the Royal Artillery base in Woolwich and one is displayed before the Royal Armouries Fort Nelson near Portsmouth.nnMallet was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1854, and in 1861 moved to London, where he became a consulting engineer and edited The Practical Mechanic's Journal. He was awarded the Telford Medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1859, followed by the Cunningham Medal of the Royal Irish Academy for his research into the theory of earthquakes in 1862 and the Wollaston medal of the Geological Society of London in 1877, the Geological Society's highest award. Blind for the last seven years of his life, he died at Stockwell, London, on 5 November 1881 and is buried at West Norwood Cemetery. (Wikipedia)

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        Map of Texas from the most recent authorities.

      Philadelphia. C.S. Williams. Copyright 1845. [ 1846]. Handcolored map, lithograph, 12 1/4 x 15 inches including decorative border on sheet 13 3/4 x 17 3/8 inches. Light toning and soiling to margins, couple of very light soiling spots in image, overall very good condition. A desirable map of the recently admitted state of Texas, this from an 1846 edition of Mitchell's New Universal Atlas (with a plate number of 35 outside the neat line). The copyright line at lower left reads: "Entered, according to Act of Congress in the year 1845, by C.S. Williams, in the Clerk's office of the district court of the eastern district of Pennsylvania." There is no date under the title and publishing information at lower right of the map. The inset map "Texas North of Red River" extends to the Rio Grande del Norte, with New Mexico beyond. Only the lower right section of this map "Summer Range of the Comanches" is handcolored, the rest of the inset remains uncolored.

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        Mexico & Guatemala:

      Philadelphia. S. Augustus Mitchell. Copyright 1846. Handcolored map, lithograph, 12 x 15 inches including decorative border on sheet 13 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches. Toning and light soiling to margins, archivally repaired tear entering the decorative border at centre of upper edge, pinholes in three corners, occasional light soiling in image. Good condition. A fascinating map of the "American West" before it was: the map, published at the start of the Mexican-American War, shows Mexico extending south of the Oregon Territory and east to the Rocky Mountains and Rio Grande, including the huge Mexican state "Upper or New California." It is from the 1846 edition of Mitchell's New Universal Atlas (with a plate number of 36 outside the neat line). The copyright line at lower centre reads: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1846 by H.N. Burroughs, in the Clerk's Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." There is an inset map "Valley of Mexico" at lower left and of Guatemala at upper right. A fascinating snapshot of the Western United States just prior to the California Gold Rush and the annexation of California.

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        WONDERFUL STORIES FOR CHILDREN. By Hans Christian Anderson. Translated from the Danish by Mary Howitt.

      [iv], 127pp. Four full-page hand-coloured lithographic plates. Rebound in half calf, gilt over marbled boards. Small octavo. First edition; first issue, with Andersen's name misspelt on the title. Some water-staining to top outer edge of frontis' and title; some minor damage to corners and edges; but overall a very good copy. Tipped-in between the blank and frontispiece is a presentation slip inscribed: 'To W. Jerdan Esq. A tribute of friendship and attachment from the author.' William Jerdan was editor of the Literary Gazette and a fervent admirer of Andersen's work. It was he, who in November 1846, wrote to Andersen urging him to come to England, and it was Jerdan who did much to introduce him to members of the literary establishment. Andersen duly arrived in June 1847 to find himself already an established celebrity. This work was originally issued in cloth. The above copy, when purchased by us, had been rebound in the 19th century in half calf, but was in a wretched condition, the binding in pieces and water-damaged. We have attempted to recreate that leather binding, even to the extent of repeating the misspelling of Andersen's surname. Whilst we are confident that the presentation slip is in Andersen's hand, we cannot be absolutely certain that it belongs with the book. Despite being tipped into the copy when purchased by us, there is always the possibility that it could have been added to the book sometime later than the year of publication. However, the correction to the spelling of Jerdan's name does indicate a lack of familiarity with Jerdan by Andersen and suggest that this slip may well have been presented with the book at the time of their first meeting in 1847. Wonderful Stories was the first collection of Andersen's fairy tales to be translated into English and heralded the beginning of his enormous popularity with children in the United Kingdom.

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        Wonderful Stories for Children

      

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        Journal of Researches into Natural History and Geology of the Countries during the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle round the World under the Command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R. N....

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Two volumes. 12mo (177 x 117 mm). vii [1], 351 [1]; v [2], 7-324, 8, 4 pp., including publisher's advertisement bound at end of second volume. Pages untrimmed. Bound in original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, front covers display pictorial design stamped in gold depicting hands passing torch. Slight wear and chipping of spine ends, corners bumped and scuffed, otherwise unusually well preserved. Text with just a little browning to outer margins and light scattered foxing. Provenance: A. Morehouse, inscribed on first flyleaf of first volume. A fine, unmarked and unsophisticated copy. ----FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Darwin's first important publication, heavily foreshadowing his later evolutionary writings. This N.Y. edition was issued as Harper's "New Miscellany" titles, Volumes X-XI. Initially published in London in 1839, both as part of the official report of the Beagle expedition and as a separate title. Thee advertisement to this edition says "In this work he [Darwin] has given, besides a narrative of the voyage, a sketch of his observations in natural history and geology, presented in such a manner as to possess most interest and value for the general reader, referring those who look for scientific details to the larger publications." Freeman 16; Darwin's Century 81 ("the rare first American edition"); Sabin 18647; Henze II, p.18-19. Very Good....

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        L'Orégon et les côtes de l'Océan Pacifique du Nord, aperçu géographique, statistique et politique, avec une carte du pays d'après les documens les plus récens.Paris, Librairie de Amyot (printed by Éd. Proux et Cie), 1846. 8vo. With a large folding map (40 x 52.5 cm) depicting what the United States called Oregon Country, dated 1846 and partly coloured in outline. Modern maroon half morocco.

      - Eberstadt 134:563; Howes F70; Sabin 24000; not in the Graff Collection. First and only separately published edition of a detailed account of the geography, history and especially diplomacy of the northwest American region that the United States called Oregon Country, written and published during the negotiations to divide the region between Great Britain and the United States. The British called it the Columbia District. The folding map shows the "ligne proposé par les Etats-Unis" at the 49th parallel, which was the final dividing line in the 1846 treaty except that the whole of Vancouver Island went to Great Britain. In 1848 the United States part officially became the Oregon territory and was later the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and parts of two others, while the British part became the southern part of what is now British Columbia in Canada. The map has some irregular folds and several tears, some repaired, but all are marginal. The book is otherwise in very good condition.

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        Dombey and Son. FIRST EDITION. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. XX original parts in XIX.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1846-48 Orig. pale blue printed wrappers; with some neat professional repair, including the substitution of one following wrapper, and replacement of 12 spine strips. Internally clean & fresh. A well preserved set, retaining most of the original advertisements, in custom-made dark blue morocco & cloth slipcase.Collated with Hatton and Cleaver. A nice attractive set, with twelve of the nineteen parts complete as issued, retaining all plates, prelims, advertisements & slips. With the following omissions: Part I, following wrapper carefully replaced, and different ads from H&C; Part II, lacking following ad. for New Weekly Periodical of Music; Part IV, different following ads from H&C; Part X, lacking all following ads; Part XI, lacking following ad. slip; Part XV, lacking slip to follow plates & following ad. slip for Jerrold's new work; Part XVI, lacking slip to follow plates.

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        The Battle of Life. A Love Story.

      Bradbury and Evans, London, 1846, Small 8vo., pp. 175,2 of adverts. Publisher's original gilt decorated red cloth boards, gilt titles to spine, all edges gilt. Light edgewear, bumping to head and tail of the spine, slight discolouration of the cloth in some parts. very little chipping to tail of spine. First gathering a tiny bit loose. Illustrated by MacLise, Doyle, Stanfield, and Leech. Part of Dickens' "Christmas Books." Very good indeed. FIRST EDITION, Second issue, scarce. Eckel, pp. 121-123. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Dickens's signature, along with that of his father and of John Forster Esquire, on a small envelope.

      [1846?] A single 8vo leaf, folded & with (broken) seal to form a small envelope, approx. 11 x 7cm, written on one side only in black ink.It is not clear what this signed leaf refers to. The uppermost line reads 'Favored by John Forster Esquire'; beneath this is the signature of Dickens's father 'John Dickens Esquire', and the third and last line bears the signature of Charles Dickens himself. The note appears to be an endorsement for something or someone, and shows the three signatories to be in agreement. It may refer to the dramatisation of Dickens's Christmas Book The Battle of Life

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        On the correlation of physical forces: Being the substance of a course of Lectures delivered in the London Institution in the year 1843

      1st Edition London: Charles Skipper, 1846. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE of Grove's proposal of the conservation of energy: "the earliest general account of the principle." In 1842, "Sir W.R. Grove, English judge and man of science, known by his invention of a voltaic cell, explained in a lecture the idea of the interrelation of natural powers, an elaborated it in a book published in 1846 under the title of The Correlation of Physical Forces. This and the independent study in 1847 by the great German physiologist, physicist and matematician H.L.F. von Helmholtz, Ueber die Erhaltung der Kraft, contained the earliest general account of the principle now known as the 'conservation of energy'" (Dampier, A History of Science)."In this essay... Grove argued that all physical forces such as electricity, heat, light, magnetism, and so forth, should be regarded as being correlated, or mutually inter-related. Any one of these forces could be used to produce any of the others such that no particular force could be said to be the particular cause of another. Under particular circumstances any one of them might be the cause and any of the others the effect. In many ways, the essay was an argument against traditional notions of causality. Grove advanced a large number of experimental examples from the various branches of the physical sciences to substantiate his claims. He suggested that the main task of the natural philosopher was to demonstrate how this principle of correlation operated universally" (Oxford DNB).First state: Regarded as the offprint or "unpublished" state, with "by order of the managers of the London Institution, at the request of the proprietors" on title.Contained in a sammelband with a large collection of physics and engineering texts about electricity, electro-magnetism, and telegraphy (22 papers total) in various languages, with a very interesting booklet on the use of the first telegraphic cable between Europe and United-States. Grove's work is complete, with title, Preface, and 52 pages of text.London: Charles Skpper, 1846. Octavo, nineteenth-century half-red morocco over marbled boards. With cropped inscription (from Grove?) on title. A little scuffing to binding, otherwise fine. RARE. Very Good.

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        The Cricket on the Hearth. FIRST EDITION, 2nd issue.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1846 Half title, front., engr. title, illus., final ad. leaf in second state. Orig. red horizontal-grained cloth, pictorially blocked & lettered in gilt; spine sl. faded. a.e.g. v.g.Smith II 6. Second state of the advertisement leaf, with the italic headline re-set to occupy three lines rather than two.

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        Discoveries in Australia; with an account of the Coasts and Rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43... Also a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea.

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1846. Two volumes, octavo, with 26 engraved plates and eight folding charts, some occasional light spotting in the margins of plates but generally a good crisp set in a fine contemporary binding of half dark brown hard-grained morocco, top edges gilt. First edition: the final voyage of Australian discovery, the second and last major account of the Beagle's voyaging. This is an excellent set in a handsome contemporary binding of Stokes' book, published just a year after the second edition of his former shipmate Darwin's account of the Beagle voyage.John Lort Stokes (1812-1885) was the longest-serving officer on the Beagle, best known as the ship which took Darwin around the world. Stokes joined the vessel in 1824 as a young midshipman, and sailed on all three of the great circumnavigations, serving with P.P. King, Fitrzoy, and of course Darwin. In 1841, while in Sydney, Stokes was chosen to replace Wickham as commander of the ship, which meant that he personally oversaw most of the very difficult survey work the Beagle undertook in Australian waters, completing the survey of the north-west coast, and charting rivers and exploring inland where appropriate. Stokes was personally responsible for an enormous amount of patient navigation on remote and difficult stretches of Australia coast, experiences retold here and also honoured in the magnificent official charts published under his auspices.

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        The Count of Monte Cristo. Comprising "The Chateau D'If: A Romance" and "The Count of Monte Christo", being a sequel. [Published in The Parlour Novelist, A Series of Works of Fiction By The Most Celebrated Authors. Volumes 3, 8 and 9].

      Belfast; Simms and M'Intyre; London; W. S. Orr and Co. 1846. 3 Volumes, Octavo. First Appearance in English of "Le Comte De Monte Christo."; complete as issued in three parts of The Parlour Novelist and the first and only translation into English based upon the original text of the novel. Bound in recent half red calf over marbled paper covered boards. Green title labels, all edges with contemporary red speckling. Gilt centre tools to spine compartments.Very bright and sharp; near-fine. First appearing as a serial in the Parisian "Journal de Debats" between August 1844 and January 1846. The first book editions to be published were unsurprisingly in Paris and Brussels. The first Paris edition is extremely rare, auction records can trace no copy at auction in the last 50 years at least, although a copy of the second Paris edition sold at Christie's Paris in 2010 for a quarter of a million Euros. The novel was a tremendous success in France and there was something of an indecorous scuffle amongst English publishers eager to get their hands on it for domestic publication. Simms, M'Intyre and Orr published the first part of the novel in their "Parlour Novelist" in March 1846; barely two months after the final installment appeared in "Le Journal de Debats." Following the example of the Parisian publishers Simms and M'Intyre published the novel in parts with the first third of the text appearing under the title "The Chateau D' If" as volume 3 of The Parlour Novelist with the rest of the novel appearing in volumes 8 and 9 a little later. The fact that they were the first to obtain rights to such a prestigious novel was not lost on Simms M'Intyre who rather smugly proclaimed their priority in the preface: "In presenting the following translation to the English Public, the publisher's feel considerable gratification in being the first to make known to them this charming romance, the chef d'ouevre of the most dinstinguished of French novelists, ALEXANDRE DUMAS... Belfast, March 1, 1846" (The Chateau D'If, p. V) The Simms and M'Intyre translation by Emma Hardy (credited as being the first English translation in the foreword to the 2008 Oxford University Press edition of Monte Cristo) was clearly based on the original text of the novel as it first appeared in the Journal de Debats. The confirmation of this can be found in two rather minor but essential points of issue; the date of 24th of February in the first line of the novel (later revised to 28th February) and the spelling of "Christo" with an "h" throughout; this spelling was the one retained in the Paris and Brussels editions and was only changed to Cristo for the first illustrated edition (Paris, Au Bureau de L'Echo Des Feuilletons, 1846). The second English translation was the one commissioned by Chapman and Hall. This was based upon the revised text of the novel, with the dat of 28th of February in the first line and the "h" dropped from Christo. The source text was most likely the above mentioned L'Echo Des Feuilletons edition. According to Munro and Sadleir the Chapman and Hall edition (May) appeared after the Simms M'Intyre Parlour Novelist vol. 3 (March). Complete sets of the 3 volumes of the Simms M'Intyre edition are very rare. OCLC records no copies of three volume sets, and only three sets of the Parlour Novelist series containing these volumes (two of which are in the British Library and one in Cambridge). Even odd volumes appear extremely scarce with arguably the largest and most comprehensive Dumas collection (The FW Reed Dumas Collection in Auckland) holding only the first volume. ABPC records no copies of any of the three volumes, and no sets of the Parlour Novelist. A scarce and important edition of one of the most famous creations in the history of the novel.

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        Discoveries in Australia; with an account of the Coasts and Rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43... Also a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea.

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1846. Two volumes, octavo, with 26 engraved plates (including frontispieces) and eight folding charts (6 loose and 2 tipped in, as usual), some occasional light spotting in the margins of plates but generally a very good untrimmed set, all of the many advertising pages and slips noted by Wantrup present as per first issue; modern blue calf. First edition, and a major work of Australian voyaging and exploration, often considered the last major voyage of Australian discovery. This work recounts the third and final circumnavigation of HMS Beagle, dispatched by the Admiralty to complete the mapping of the remote coasts of New Holland, in particular the north-west coast and the Torres Strait.The work was written by John Lort Stokes, who joined the Beagle in 1824 and served on all three circumnavigations, working up from a midshipman to be the final commander, a position he was given in Sydney in 1841. He had been the companion, that is, of everyone from Darwin to Phillip Parker King, and was easily the longest-serving officer on the famous ship. Discoveries in Australia recounts the third voyage of HMS Beagle from 1837 to 1843 under Wickham and Stokes, when the ship was in Australian waters. "Stokes is noted as an engaging, vivacious and entertaining writer. As the official account of the last major expedition of Australian discovery, his book is essential to a collection relating to coastal voyages. It is also of considerable interest to collectors of inland exploration journals, since Stokes and the crew of the Beagle undertook many expeditions inland from the coast which are recorded in his book. It is a scarce book and is eagerly sought by collectors... " (Wantrup).

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        Draft proof of a printed letter to William Gladstone concerning colonial affairs.

      Colchester: printed by Stewart and Murray, February, 1846. Octavo, 98pp., without title page (as issued), drop title 'Draft Proof. Nayland, February 1846.' to first leaf; with the signature of magistrate John Walpole Willis and numerous manuscript notes throughout, a little browning yet very good in modern half green morocco. Very rare: printed "Draft Proof" of Wakefield's letter to the British minister (and later Prime Minister) William Gladstone, with numerous manuscript annotations by John Walpole Willis (1793-1877).Willis was a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales who was later appointed as a magistrate in Melbourne, and his careful reading of Wakefield's letter is more evidence of the latter's influence. Willis' first colonial appointment was to the court of equity for Upper Canada, and several of his notes in the present volume refer to Canadian precedents. While in Canada, Willis came into conflict with judicial authorities and was removed from his office and returned to London. After serving in British Guinea, Willis was finally appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and arrived in the colony in 1838. Here a quarrel with the chief justice Sir James Dowling led to him being transferred to Melbourne in March 1841. Despite his comprehensive ability in law and jurisprudence, Willis' strong temper and direct manner of speech alienated the legal community and powerful interest groups of Melbourne. He was removed from office by Governor Gipps in June 1843 despite an outcry from the press and a popular public meeting called to protest against his dismissal.Willis returned to England shortly afterwards where he continued his interest in colonial affairs. Here he proof-read this draft copy of Wakefield's letter to Gladstone, adding numerous marginal notes drawing upon his significant legal experience. In 1850 Willis expounded his own views by publishing his own book titled On the Government of the British Colonies.This draft copy of Wakefield's letter, annotated by a magistrate of several years service in Australia, demonstrates the wide influence he exercised in promoting colonial reform. There is no indication that the letter was ever actually published; this draft printing is extremely rare. Another example is in the Hocken collection at the University of Otago, but it was not known to Ferguson.

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        Procédé pour mesurer la tête humaine, en trouver les proportions et la dessiner ressemblante depuis sa grandeur réelle jusqu'à la plus petite dimension ; et méthode théorique et pratique pour prendre les signalements. ... par J.-R. Lachaisnés-Pierre....

      Paris, L'auteur, Bachelier, Dentu, Leautey, 1846. ____ Première édition de cet ouvrage publié à compte d'auteur et qui a peut-être influencé Alphonse Bertillon. Illustré par 5 charmantes planches dépliantes en lithographie contenant 82 figures. "Observations physiologiques, physionomiques, physionomoniques et phrénologiques d'après Lavater, Gall, le peintre Lebrun, Winkelmann, Jourdan, Esquirol, Virey, Orfila, etc. Ouvrage utile aux dessinateurs, peintres de portraits, ainsi qu'aux maires, commissaires de l'inscription maritime, capitaines de recrutement, à tout individu faisant partie du corps de la gendarmerie, à tous dépositaires ou agents de la force publique, enfin à tout individu qui voudra se rappeler quelqu'un ou en donner le signalement." La couverture imprimée jaune porte un titre un peu différent de la page de titre : "Méthode théorique et pratique pour prendre les signalements..." et la date de 1847. Quelques rousseurs sur les feuillets de texte. ***** Only edition, published at the expense of the author. This book could have influenced Alphonse Bertillon. Illustrated by 5 charming folding plates in lithography containing 82 figures. In-8. Collation : XVI, 254 pp., 5 planches h.-t. Broché, couverture imprimée....

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        Album amicorum, suite de dessins

      S.n. GAVARNI, Sulpice-Guillaume Chevalier, known as Paul. Album amicorum, a set of drawings. N.p., n.d. [but c. 1846], no author given. 27 x 21.5 cm, bound. AN ITALIANATE ALBUM OF 52 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS in pen and ink by Paul Gavarni.Bound in full green blindstamped shagreen in the Romantic style, bearing the gilt initials 'SC' (for Sulpice Chevalier, Galvani's real name) on the upper cover and 'PD' (for Paul Delaroche) on the lower, gilt filet to inside edges. 50 leaves, of which 12 on brown paper, a.e.g. Foxing. A few tears, a few careful restorations.48 drawings (14 x 18.7 cm) mounted on to larger paper leaves (overall size 20.5 x 26 cm), with rice-paper guards and 4 drawings executed directly on the album leaves; of which 50 in black ink and mine de plomb, two heightened with wash (a mountainous landscape with figures and "V'lá un nez qu'a coûté cher á metre en couleur"), and two others in pastels and charcoal.Titled in black and red ink with the legend "Gavarni", bearing also the autograph signature of Paul Gavarni in charcoal.- 48 drawings in black ink done by Gavarni for Le Diable á Paris: Paris et les Parisiens. Illustrations Les Gens de Paris par Gavarni (Paris, J. Hetzel, 1845-1846), of which 46 bearing autograph captions in black ink.- 3 landscapes: two in black ink (one heightened with wash), the third in charcoal and pastels.- 1 portrait of a soldier in charcoal and pastels. The two charcoal and pastel drawings are juvenilia; the landscape is comparable to Gavarni's Paysage des Pyrénées (1827), now with the Department of Drawings in the Louvre (inv. RF 31377).Paul Gavarni (1804-1866), or Guillaume-Sulpice Chevalier to give him his true name, started publishing drawings in the press in the 1830s; he very quickly found success, and began working with La Mode, L'Illustration, and L'Artiste, as well as La Caricature and Charivari - two of the most famous satirical journals, which helped greatly in establishing his name.Gavarni was soon illustrating works such as Paris au XIXéme siècle (Paris, Beauger, 1839), Les Français peints par eux-mêmes (Paris, Curmer, 1840-1842), Le Museum parisien by Louis Huart (Paris, Beauger and Aubert, 1841) and even the series Physiologies. As well as these books, which are among the most sought-after illustrated books of the Romantic period, we should also mention the very handsome Diable á Paris, published in parts by Jules Hetzel, a master of that genre.Illustrated with 212 woodcuts, of which 208 after Gavarni (and four after Bertall) and 800 vignettes within the text itself, Le Diable á Paris brings together the work of celebrated writers such as George Sand, Honoré de Balzac, Stendhal, Théophile Gautier, Charles Nodier and Gérard de Nerval. Its goal? To paint a picture of Parisians - their mores and fashions - in subtle sketches, some journalistic, some literary, but both often humorous: young working class women, courtesans, the middle classes, actors, artists and tradesmen are all caricatured within its pages. It is to that most Parisian of illustrators, Gavarni himself - his style at once subtle yet redoubtable and possessed of a highly spirited sense of irony - that Hetzel entrusted the task of lampooning the foibles of his contemporaries. These drawings are an excellent complement to the texts they illustrate - the publisher having given the artist total freedom in his choice of subjects; and Paul-André Lemoisne, Gavarni's biographer, considers them to be deeply personal.Forty eight of the fifty one drawings contained in the present album are studies for Le Diable á Paris. Highly precise and very vibrant, they bear witness to the different stages of Gavarni's working process: first, he would put his drawings down on paper in mine de plomb and ink before transferring them onto wood with a very fine pencil; they would then be cut directly into the wood by the engravers. The few variations between our drawings and the engravings are to do with the captions (eight with changes, two with additions) and to the number of figures (an additional figure has been added in five of the engravings). These studies already show all the incomparable qualities of Gavarni's flair: the study of obscurity and shadows, the expressivity of his bodies and faces, his attention to costume and taste for social satire, as well as a heightened sense of composition even in his working sketches. The album comes from the personal collection of Paul Delaroche (1797-1856), most probably having been a gift from Gavarni himself. The binding, which he commissioned, bears the initials 'SC' (for 'Sulpice', one of Gavarni's Christian names, and 'Chevalier', his real surname) on the upper cover and 'PD' (for Paul Delaroche) on the lower. Delaroche, whose work was praised by Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Charles Blanc, Alexandre Dumas and Théophile Gautier, was one of the most highly sought-after history painters at the time and a noted engraver; he was a member of the Institute and, while teaching at the École des Beaux-Arts, he produced a finely executed work of Romantic or anecdotal subjects, which enjoyed huge success. We don't know much about the relationship between the two artists, but Gavarni did make a portrait etching of the painter, a rare example of his work in aquatint (Armelhault, Bocher L'Oeuvre de Gavarni. Lithographies originales et essays d'eau-forte et de procédés nouveaux. Catalogue raisonné, Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1873, p. 595, no. 3; on the same plate is a portrait of Balzac. A trial print of this etching is held at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, inv. 1955.74.3E). They most likely met in some literary circle or other, for instance the La Bohéme du Doyenné, which Gavarni frequented from time to time. In any case, a drawing by Gavarni was included in a collection owned by descendants of Delaroche (Couturier Nicolay sale, Paris, Drouot, 27 April 1994, no. 157). This album, a gift from Gavarni to Delaroche, is therefore a precious and moving witness of his admiration for the Master. A superb collection of original drawings by Gavarni for his masterpiece, Le Diable á Paris - Les Gens de Paris, with a prestigious provenance.  S.n s.l (vers 1846) in-4 à l'italienne (21,5 x 27 cm). relié

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        Poems, by Acton Bell, Currer Bell and Ellis Bell

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1846 [1848] First edition, second issue as usual. Publisher's green cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt, pale yellow endpapers, cancel title page. Very good, spine recased with the original cloth laid on, a few spots of soiling to the boards, light toning to the spine, corners lightly bumped, spine slightly starting inside the front cover, residue from a removed bookplate to the front pastedown, embossed ownership stamp to the front free endpaper, advertisement leaf present, errata leaf lacking, binder's ticket to the rear pastedown. Overall, an attractive copy. Smith 1. Poems was first published in May 1846 by Aylott and Jones in an edition of 1,000 copies. Because it was an initially unsuccessful publication, Smith notes that "only a few copies were sold and otherwise distributed, and the remainder of the unwanted edition was put into storage." Smith and Elder purchased the remaining 961 copies after Charlotte Brontë achieved success with her 1847 novel Jane Eyre. Using the original Aylott and Jones sheets, this second issue of the first edition was published in September 1848. Published under their male pseudonyms in order that their novels might be evaluated on the quality of the writing rather than gender of the writer, Poems is the Brontë sisters' first book. It includes twenty-one poems by Anne, nineteen poems by Charlotte, and twenty-one poems by Emily. Although all three sisters are best known for their prose writing, Emily Brontë's poetry is considered the best work in this slim volume.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Pictures from Italy.

      London: for the author by Bradbury & Evans,, 1846. With Vignette Illustrations on Wood, by Samuel Palmer. Octavo (172 x 106 mm). Original blue fine-diaper cloth, gilt-lettered spine, covers and spine decoratively blocked in blind, pale yellow coated endpapers. Wood-engraved title page vignette and three other vignettes by Samuel Palmer. Gift inscription dated 1846 to front free endpaper. Extremities very lightly bumped, spine darkened, and with a few small nicks at headcaps, cockling to cloth on rear board, free endpapers creased, contents toned, still a very good copy in the bright original cloth. First edition of Dickens's second travel book. Dickens toured Italy between 1844 and 1845. "Clarkson Stanfield had agreed to illustrate the text for Dickens but, when he read those passages of the narrative in which Dickens satirises the excesses of Catholic devotion, he resigned from the project. Stanfield was himself a prominent English Catholic, after all, as Dickens knew, and he could scarcely be connected with a publication which treats his Church's ritual as little more than a parade of mummers ? As usual, [Dickens] went at once into action in order to find a substitute; fortunately and curiously, he chose a young artist who then had no real reputation, Samuel Palmer, whose wonderful illustrations are not the least of the merits of Pictures from Italy in its final state" (Peter Ackroyd, Dickens, 1990, pp. 491-92). The "young" Palmer was, in fact, forty-one at the time and had travelled to Italy with his wife in late 1837.

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        The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems

      Published By John Owen, Cambridge 1846 - First Edition. Publisher's original gold-lithographed wrappers (dated 1845). Rebacked in plain white paper. There is some minor staining to the wrappers, with some chipping to the extremities. Internally, the book is very clean. With a penciled gift inscription dated Christmas 1845 on the title-page. According to BAL, the book was published just a day or two before Christmas. BAL 12083.

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        Traite' theorique et pratique des moteurs destine' a faire connaitre les moyens d'utiliser tous les moteurs connus d'apprecier leur travail possible en toute circostance. Tome premier. Moteurs anime's / Tome second. Moteurs inanime's

      Librairie Scientifique-Industrielle, Paris 1846 - 2 voll. in 8 rilegati in un tomo, pp. 293 + (1b); 604 con tavv. sinott. n.t. e 3 tavv. f.t. inc. all'acq. piu' volte rip. Qualche fiorutura alle cc., per il resto ottimo esemplare legato in mz. pl. coeva con nervi al dorso e piatti in tela. Ed. orig. rara, in due volumi stampati fra 1846 e 1850, di quest'opera di fisica sui motori animati ed inanimati. Nella prima parte sono fornite nozioni di cinesiologia applicate agli animali (considerations generales sur les moteurs anime's, notions et principes de mecanique applicables a' la marche et au travail des moteurs anime's, theorie mathematique de la marche, theorie mathematique de la fatigue et ses consequences, theorie mathematique du travail, devellopements de la theorie sur le moteurs anime's et ses applications a la marche et au travail de l'homme et du cheval.). La seconda analizza le applicazioni possibili nell'idraulicaÂche sfrutta le correnti deiÂcorsi d'acqua e torrenti. FRA

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        Album comique par Daumier. Les Bons bourgeois. En vente Au Bureau du Journal amusant & du Petit Journal pour Rire.

      1846 - « Il est l'un des hommes les plus importants, je ne dirai pas seulement de la caricature, mais encore de l'art moderne. » (Baudelaire).Premier tirage de la très rare suite des Bons bourgeois d'Honoré Daumier, caricaturant la France de Louis-Philippe. Paris, Aubert et Cie, [1846].2 volumes in-folio de 40 planches numérotées 1 à 40 pour le 1er volume et de 41 planches numérotées 41 à 82 pour le 2nd (sans la pl. 51), soit 81 planches au total (sur 82). Planches montées sur onglets. Demi-maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs, couvertures imprimées conservées. Reliure postérieure.357 x 270 mm. / "He is one of the most important men, I wouldn't only say among caricature, but of modern art as well." (Baudelaire).First state of the very rare series of Honoré Daumier's Bons Bourgeois, caricaturing French society under French July Monarchy. Paris, Aubert et Cie, [1846].Folio in 2 volumes [357 x 270 mm.] of 40 numbered plates from 1 to 40 for the 1st volume and 41 numbered plates form 41 to 82 for the 2nd volume (without plate 51), for a total of 81 (our of 82). Plates on guards. Red half morocco, ribbed spine, origina printed covers preserved. Later binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Omukaibune ningyo zue [trans.: Illustrations of Dolls for the Tenjin Festival]

      1846. First two openings with double-page colored woodcut borders, three double-page woodcuts, & 28 full-page woodcuts. 33 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers (spine perished). Osaka: Naraya Matsubei, 1846.First edition. The Tenjin Festival, dating back to 951, is one of the three largest festivals in Japan (the others are the Sanno Festival in Tokyo and the Gion Festival in Kyoto). It takes place in late July and is dedicated to Michizane Sugawara, who was deified as a god of learning. It was the custom in the 17th century for residents of each district of the city to make beautiful dolls based on the main characters of classical Japanese theater, each of which was about 2.4 meters tall. These dolls would be placed in front of the residents' houses to welcome the spirits of the gods. In the 19th century, about 50 dolls existed, but today only about 15 of the old dolls survive, many of which are annually displayed in the Tenmangu Shrine during the festival.This book is the best record of these dolls, many of which no longer exist. 43 dolls are depicted here in the fine woodcuts, of which 28 are portrayed in full-page woodcuts with accompanying text giving information on the district and artist where each doll was made, the symbolism and meaning of each doll, extremely detailed explanations of the clothes and ornaments which the dolls are wearing, etc.Matsukawa (1818-82), was a prolific book illustrator of the period.There is some worming touching text and image, carefully repaired, but a very good copy.

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        Abhandlungen auf dem Gebiet der Naturwissenschaften

      1846 - Edited by the Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein Hamburg, Bd. 1 [e.g. J. H. Jonas "Molluskologische Beiträge" with 5 handcol. pls] 8+280 pp., 30 (7 col.) pls, hardcover 4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Synopsis of a grammar of the Karen language, embracing both dialects, Sgau and Pgho, or Sho

      Tavoy: [printed and published at the] Karen Mission Press [by C. Bennett. for the American Baptist Mission], 1846. First edition, 4to, pp. viii, 458; old pebble-grain brown cloth neatly rebacked in brown calf, gilt-lettered spine; near fine, and sound. American missionaries first arrived among the Karen tribes in 1828. It was apparently impracticable for them to set up a printing-press in the wild country of the Shan states, but they did so several hundred miles farther south, at Tavoy, in the Tenasserim province. The Karen are were one of the chief tribes of Burma, supposed to be descendants of Chinese tribes driven southwards, ultimately from Mongolian lands. The Karen language is tonal, and belongs to the Siamese-Chinese branch of the Indo-Chinese family. The first book of the press appears to be Jonathan Wade's unfinished Karen dictionary (Tavoy ca. 1842-44). In 1843 Francis Mason published a New Testament printed at the same press, and in 1846 the Rev. Cephas Bennett published there An Anglo-Karen Vocabulary, the same year as this Karen grammar by Mason. Not in Vancil; Aston Catlogue, p. 129.

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        THE COMIC HISTORY OF ENGLAND, In the Original Monthly Parts

      London, 1846-48: Bradbury & Evans. First Edition. Original Wraps. Octavo. In the original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19 green pictorial wrappers. Twenty hand-colored steel plates by John Leech and woodcut illustrations in text. Complete but for one ad (for "The Battle of Life") in part VI. A very handsome and clean set, with a short closed tear to the rear wrap of part VIII; the rear wrap of part XVIII is from part XIX and XX and the rear wrap of part XIX and XX is from another part. Seldom seen in the original parts. Housed in a custom half-leather slipcase. Field, Page 130.

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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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        A Poet's Bazaar. From the Danish . by Charles Beckwith, Esq.

      - London, Bentley 1846. Three volumes publisher's red cloth decorated in blind (the first volume rebacked with the original pine preserved); frontispiece portrait. Some minor flaws and signs of use (a corner torn from one leaf well away from the text is the worst I can see); a pretty good set from the Andersen collection of biographer and buff Eiler Hoeg with appropriate bookplates. First English edition. Travels south and east through Europe to Greece and Constantinople. 1846 was Andersen's breakthrough year in England; three translations of his tales and this appeared. He was deeply unhappy with Mary Howitt, the first into print, but apparently tolerant enough of the rest. Howitt translated from German which is probably why this specifies that Beckwith (Beckwith Lohmeyer in full, an English resident of Copengagen who taught Andersen English) worked from the original.

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        Cinq thèses pour le concours de la chaire de physiologie ouvert à la faculté de médecine de Strasbourg

      pagination multiple Strasbourg, Imprimeries de L. F. Le Roux, de G. Silberman et de veuve Berger-Levrault, 1846, in-4, pagination multiple, demi-basane bleue, dos lisse orné de filets et roulettes dorées et de fers à froid, Intéressant recueil comprenant les thèses produites par Émile Küss et Gaspard Scrive pour le concours ouvert selon l'arrêté ministériel le 18 mars 1846 ; et par Dominique Auguste Lereboullet , E. Michel et Edouard Strohl, selon l'arrêté du 28 mars de la même année. Le recueil ouvre sur la thèse de Küss, qui remporta le concours et qui fut titulaire, à la suite de Lauth, de la chaire jusqu'à sa mort : KÜSS (Émile), Appréciation générale des progrès de la physiologie depuis Bichat. 57 pages. Envoi non signé de l'auteur à Mr Edouard Fromentel. Küss était médecin, un journaliste et un homme politique alsacien. Sa thèse lui valut le titre de "précurseur de la théorie cellulaire". Küss mourut d'une crise cardiaque en apprenant la cession de l'Alsace et de la Lorraine. A la suite : SCRIVE (G.), Appréciation des travaux les plus récents sur les fonctions du système nerveux. [4]-108 pages. Scrive fut professeur de chirurgie à l'Hôpital Militaire d'Instruction de Lille LEREBOULLET (Dominique Auguste), Des mouvements des liquides dans l'organisme humain. [2]-76 pages. Lereboullet (1804-1865) était médecin et zoologiste. Il obtint la chaire de zoologie et d'anatomie comparée à la faculté des sciences de Strasbourg, au départ de son maître, Georges Louis Duvernoy. MICHEL (Eugène). Des muscles et des os au point de vue de la mécanique animale. [2]-40 pages. Eugène Michel (1819-1883) fit ses études à Strasbourg puis à Paris. Bien que n'ayant pas remporté la chaire de physiologie de Strasbourg, son travail fut salué pour ses qualités remarquables. Il est l'auteur d'un important traité Du microscope, de ses applications à l'anatomie pathologique (1857). Il s'orienta finalement vers la chirurgie et la médecine opératoire. Il succéda à Edmond Simonin à la direction de la clinique chirurgicale de l'École de médecine de Nancy. STROHL (Ch. E. Édouard), De la fécondation. [2]-50 pages. Dos passé, charnières et plats frottés.

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        Christian & Mohamedan Chapels on the Summit of Sinai.

      London. 1846–9 - Suscribers edition size: 350 x 255 mm. Very good condition. Tinted lithograh (two tints). Original hand colouring. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, Eastern Journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of entire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape and people of the Near East.

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        Über eine neue Behandlungsweise der Analytischen Sphärik

      [3]-48 à 86 pp., 1 pl. [Leipzig], 1846, in-8, [3]-48 à 86 pp, 1 pl, broché, couverture muette, Extrait des Abhandlungen bei Begründung der Königlich Sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften. Contemporain de Gauss et Hamilton, Möbius (1790-1868) étudia la théorie astronomique à Göttingen, puis les mathématiques à Halle. En 1815, il obtient un poste dans sa ville natale de Leipzig, où il demeurera jusqu'à sa mort ; il devient professeur d'astronomie et est nommé à l'Observatoire en 1816, puis directeur de ce dernier en 1848. La plupart des ses travaux de mathématiques ont paru dans le Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik et dans les Abhandlungen ou Bercihte der Königlischen Sachsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig. Il reste aujourd'hui principalement connu pour la description du ruban qui porte son nom. Quelques rousseurs. DSBIX, p.429 et suiv.

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        Pièce d'anatomie chirurgicale en cuir repoussé

      3 et (1) pages Paris, Imprimerie Jules-Juteaux, [1846], in-4, 3 et (1) pages, , Très rare fascicule publicitaire faisant la promotion et proposant à la vente les modèles d'anatomie artificielle réalisés par les docteurs Carteaux et Chaillou. Ceux-ci présentèrent à l'Académie de Médecine en 1844 leurs premiers modèles d'anatomie en cuir repoussé. Leurs réalisations eurent un très bon accueil, ainsi les deux médecins décidèrent de les proposer à la vente. Leur méthode consiste en deux étapes distinctes : le moulage sur nature via l'utilisant d'une gélatine dont le creux sert à la formation d'une image en plâtre, puis l'utilisation d'une peau de mouton plongée au fond de la matrice en gélatine afin d'en obtenir la forme originale mais en relief. La présente plaquette fait suivre deux avis positifs sur ces modèles en cuir (d'Auguste Béard et du docteur Herpin), puis les auteurs énumèrent leur dix modèles anatomiques et en donnent les prix et les moyens de se les faire livrer. L'année suivante, en 1847, les auteurs publièrent un "Catalogue raisonné" de leurs pièces d'anatomie chirurgicale. Bon exemplaire.

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        Pictures from Italy. With Vignette Illustrations on Wood, by Samuel Palmer.

      London: for the author by Bradbury & Evans, 1846 - Octavo (172 x 106 mm). Original blue fine-diaper cloth, gilt-lettered spine, covers and spine decoratively blocked in blind, pale yellow coated endpapers. Gift inscription dated 1846 to front free endpaper. Extremities very lightly bumped, spine darkened, and with a few small nicks at headcaps, cockling to cloth on rear board, free endpapers creased, contents toned, still a very good copy in the bright original cloth. Wood-engraved title page vignette and three other vignettes by Samuel Palmer. First edition of Dickens's second travel book. Dickens toured Italy between 1844 and 1845. "Clarkson Stanfield had agreed to illustrate the text for Dickens but, when he read those passages of the narrative in which Dickens satirises the excesses of Catholic devotion, he resigned from the project. Stanfield was himself a prominent English Catholic, after all, as Dickens knew, and he could scarcely be connected with a publication which treats his Church's ritual as little more than a parade of mummers As usual, [Dickens] went at once into action in order to find a substitute; fortunately and curiously, he chose a young artist who then had no real reputation, Samuel Palmer, whose wonderful illustrations are not the least of the merits of Pictures from Italy in its final state" (Peter Ackroyd, Dickens, 1990, pp. 491-92). The "young" Palmer was, in fact, forty-one at the time and had travelled to Italy with his wife in late 1837. Smith II 7. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Traité d'anatomie humaine ou description méthodique de toutes les parties du corps humain. Névrologie

      2 volumes in-8 de I. XXVII Paris, Méquignon-Parvis, 1846, , 2 volumes in-8 de I. XXVII, (1), 509 et (3) pages ; de II. (4) et 880 pages, demi-toile à la bradel ,postérieur, Rare première édition, en second état à la date de 1846, dans laquelle Froment décrit pour la première fois un nerf interosseux postérieur qui innerve les premier, deuxième et troisième muscles interosseux dorsaux, et aujourd'hui nommés Froment-Rauber. Malgré le cachet de l'Institut Catholique de Paris (don Henri Liouville), bon exemplaire, à l'intérieur propre.

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        The Count of Monte Christo; Chateau D'If

      Belfast: Simms and McIntyre - Three volumes, the first edition in English of this classic work. Starts with the Chateau D'If, and then, listed as sequels, Volumes one and two of the Count of Monte Christo. All 1846. Very good condition, may be original bindings. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Insensibility during Surgical Operations produced by Inhalation"

      [in:] The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. Edited by J.V.C. Smith. Vol. XXXV, No. 16, 309-317 & 379-82 pp. One text illus. 544 pp. 8vo, modern half-calf & marbled boards. Boston: 18 November, 1846. First edition, the formal announcement of the discovery of surgical anesthesia. Morton was unwilling to disclose any details of ether, his new anesthetic agent, until he could obtain a patent. However, Bigelow convinced him to change his mind early in Nov. 1846 when an amputation was performed. Bigelow then wrote an account of several operations, with remarks on the history, chemistry and physiology of ether, which was published in The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. In no. 18 for December 2nd, J.F. Flagg published some remarks on Bigelow's paper, to which Bigelow replied in no. 19 for December 9th (pp. 379-82). The issues after no. 16 also contain other material on the new anesthesia, including comments by J.C. Warren, who performed the first operation when anesthesia was used by Morton. The effect of Bigelow's article was dramatic, and news of the operations under ether spread quickly. This issue contains 16 other studies on individual surgical anesthetics and early references to the patent claim by Bigelow, Dana, Cox, Ellsworth, Flagg, Kimball, Mansfield, Parkman, Peirson, Smilie, Wallace, and J.C. Warren, along with seven editorials on the subject. Nice copy. ? Fulton & Stanton IV.1, VII.4, 10, 18, 25, 29, 50, 54, 63, 68, 69, 92, 108, 119, 120, 122, 151, 157. Garrison-Morton 5651. Grolier Club, One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 64A.

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        THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH. A Fairy Tale of Home

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1846. Small octavo. [6],174 pages, [2] pages ads. Complete with frontispiece and engraved extra title page. Twelve woodcut illustrations in the text. Original pictorial red ribbed cloth, stamped in gold on the spine and front cover, with blind decorative borders on both covers, and all edges gilt. [17.1 cm.] Tiny chip to outer layer of cloth at head of spine and minor tear to head of rear hinge, else a very good copy. Minor wear to extremities; spine slightly cocked, as usual; some light soiling to cloth. A few tiny marginal spots, one marginal smudge, otherwise internally clean, with no names or markings anywhere in the book. FIRST EDITION. Second state of the ad leaf, with the heading: "New Edition of Oliver Twist." Dickens' third Christmas book. "The book was immensely popular, doubling the circulation of its predecessors. In 1847, its publishers were announcing the twenty-second edition of 'The Cricket,' at the same time they were issuing the tenth edition of 'The Carol,' and the twelfth of 'The Chimes'." --Eckell, pp. 119-120. The story was also a theatrical success. Indeed, "no fewer than seventeen different adaptations of The Cricket on the Hearth appeared on the London stage within a month of the book's publication (December 1845)." --Oxford DNB. Smith II, 6.

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