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        Der Ludwig-Kanal. Seine Entstehung und Bedeutung als Handels-Strasse von Friedrich Schultheis. Mit 26 in Stahl gestochenen Ansichten von Alexander Marx.

      Nürnberg, 1847. - Ca. 31 x 22 cm. Gedruckter Titel, gestochener Titel, XVI Seiten, 158 Seiten, mit 26 Stahlstich-Tafeln, 1 gestochene Karte. Gestochener Titel: "Pittoreske Ansichten des Ludwig-Donau-Main-Kanals. Gezeichnet, auf Stahl gestochenen Ansichten u. herausgegeben von Alexander Marx, Kupferstecher in Nürnberg." Mit beigebundenem Subskribentenverzeichnis. Einband berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Name auf Vorsatz, teils fingerfleckig. Insgesamt schönes und vollständiges Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        LA GUERRA DE CATALUÑA. Historia contemporánea de los acontecimientos que han tenido lugar en el principado desde 1827 hasta el día, con las biografías de los principales pesonajes, carlistas y liberales. Redactada por Oficiales que fueron actores o testigos de los acontecimientos.

      - Madrid. Imp. y Establecimiento de Grabado de D. Baltasar González. 1847. 1ª edic. 24x15 cm. frontis (cortado un trocito en el margen superior, sin afectar) + portada + 393 págs. (las primeras 16 en números romanos) + 1 lám. retrato Van-Halen + 6 láms. grabadas de Manresa, Villa de Olot, Solsona, Falcet, Urgel, Berga. + Biografías de Llauder, Urbiztondo, Baron de Meer, Conde de España y Linage correspondientes á la guerra de Cataluña. 119 págs. a dos columnas 1 h. índice. (la pág. 119 está al final de la pág. 393, por ser el índice de la obra) + 4 láms. grabadas, + Grabados Xilográficos en el texto Holandesa piel.muy limpio y buenos márgenes. # hª España ¿ Cataluña [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        OMOO: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS

      New York: Harper & Brothers; London: John Murray, 1847. First American Edition. A South Seas adventure based on the author's own experiences, "Omoo" cemented Melville's status as an adventure writer, but was his last successful work during his lifetime. According to ANB, "with 'Typee' and 'Omoo' Melville seized the imagination of readers of English throughout the world. He was a modern Robinson Crusoe, who even skeptical Britons finally decided was a genuine adventurer. . . . [these] first two books, the basis of [Melville's] reputation, remained in print throughout his lifetime, distributed worldwide as part of John Murray's Home and Colonial Library." "Omoo" was first printed by the London publisher Murray, who had taken a chance on the overtly sexual "Typee," which Harper Brothers had rejected. This frank sexuality did shock the public, but it also drove sales, and Harper Brothers leapt at the chance to publish this sequel. Melville was established both as a sex symbol and as an author worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as the greatest American writer of the day, Nathaniel Hawthorne, who became a friend and mentor. Tragically, the work now regarded as Melville's masterpiece, "Moby-Dick," was disappointing to a public hoping for more racy, raucous exploits, and Melville's career never recovered. Only in the 20th century was he returned to his place beside Hawthorne in the American literary pantheon.. 190 x 122 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 7/8"). xv, [i], 17-389 pp., [xv]-xxiii, 16 pp. (ads). With the half title. First American Edition. Modern three-quarter maroon morocco over red buckram, raised bands flanked by gilt and blind rules, spine panels with gilt centerpiece. With frontispiece map of the South Pacific. Front flyleaf and p. 159 with ink signature of Alfred C. Clark; title page with "Churchill" written in pencil at head. BAL 13656. Occasional mild foxing or corner creases, but an excellent copy, with clean, fresh, and bright text in an unworn binding. A South Seas adventure based on the author's own experiences, "Omoo" cemented Melville's status as an adventure writer, but was his last successful work during his lifetime. According to ANB, "with 'Typee' and 'Omoo' Melville seized the imagination of readers of English throughout the world. He was a modern Robinson Crusoe, who even skeptical Britons finally decided was a genuine adventurer. . . . [these] first two books, the basis of [Melville's] reputation, remained in print throughout his lifetime, distributed worldwide as part of John Murray's Home and Colonial Library." "Omoo" was first printed by the London publisher Murray, who had taken a chance on the overtly sexual "Typee," which Harper Brothers had rejected. This frank sexuality did shock the public, but it also drove sales, and Harper Brothers leapt at the chance to publish this sequel. Melville was established both as a sex symbol and as an author worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as the greatest American writer of the day, Nathaniel Hawthorne, who became a friend and mentor. Tragically, the work now regarded as Melville's masterpiece, "Moby-Dick," was disappointing to a public hoping for more racy, raucous exploits, and Melville's career never recovered. Only in the 20th century was he returned to his place beside Hawthorne in the American literary pantheon.

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        One Day from the Diary of a Stag, January 29, 1846, dedicated by permission to the Countess of Stradbroke, by Mrs. David Hanbury. With Illustrations by Edward Robert Smyth: Plate I: "Stag Hunting in the Olden Time" / Plate II: "The Meet at Kesgrave" / Plate III: Wolsey's Gate" / Plate IV: "The Stag crossing the Orwell" / Plate V: "Bishops Hill" / Plate VI: "The Stag in Distress".

      London / Ipswich, Ackerman and Co. and F. Pawsey, []. 1847 - Oblong Folio. 7 pages with 6 original, handcoloured etchings. Later 19th century binding (half leather with gilt lettering on spine). With original, illustrated wrapper bound in the rear. The beautiful binding with only minor signs of wear. One of the plates with some stronger wear in the outer margins only. Very minor traces of foxing only. Excellent condition of this extremely rare sporting book. This the scarce coloured edition. [Schwerdt I, p. 228: "A discussion between a young lady and her sporting lover on the cruelty of modern stag hunting; illustrated with attractive plates". / An entry in an auction catalogue of THE ANDERSON AUCTION COMPANY from 1909 reads: "A Sporting Book seldom offered for Sale"] Edward Robert Smythe was one of the foremost painters of the Suffolk School. After early aspirations of a military life he became an artist, and worked in Ipswich alongside artists such as Robert Burrows, and his brother Thomas (1825-1906). In 1840 Smythe moved to Norwich, and is said to have worked with John Sell Cotman. He was undoubtedly influenced by several Norwich School artists, such as his friend Frederick Ladbrooke. His work attracted commissions from eminent patrons such as the Earl of Cardigan, and the Greene family.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        The Mysteries of the Madhouse; or, Annals of Bedlam. By a discharged officer of twenty years' experience.

      S. Chauntler. [1847] Illus.; sl. browned. Early maroon cloth; sl. marked, with title in black also on front board. 78pp.Ono 412. BL & Cambridge only on Copac; no copies on OCLC. A penny dreadful in 10 parts; the text in two columns, the last two parts without illus. The running head is 'The mysteries of Bedlam and Annals of the madhouse'. Without the promised plate of 'The lunatics' gala at Bedlam' which is not noted in either copy on Copac.

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        Savage Life and Scenes in Australia and New Zealand: being an artist¿s impressions of Countries and People of the Antipodes

      Smith, Elder, London 1847 - 2 Volume. Original red cloth, discreetly recased, decorated on spine. Pale foxing on frontispiece and title page. A valuable account of Angas's five months in New Zealand in 1844 and his impressions of Maori life and custom from his overland journeys, during which time he also assembled material for the 'New Zealanders Illustrated' An unusually good, complete set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Collection of Twelve Water Colours & Two Pencil Sketches, of a Voyage to Madeira, and also Cape Verde Islands and St Helena in the packet-brig Eclipse during the year 1847.

      September-October 1847 It would be pleasant to think that these sketches were drawn by Ann Dolman of Marshfield, Gloucestershire after her marriage to John Bodman in November 1846 - but one would assume if that was the case the signature used would be 'A. Bodman'. The images are described fully in the note below; water colours unless otherwise stated.1. Humorous depiction of a seaboard dinner interrupted by bad weather. 36 x 26cm. Seven gentlemen, one lady and two waiters (one Indian) discombobulated by a storm, with food, glasses, people, thrown hither and thither. Signed A Dolman, 47. 2. Attractive view of the deck of the Eclipse. 26 x 18cm. With two gentlemen, two ladies, a child, a cat and a dog, with land and a threemaster in the background. Signed A. Dolman Sept. 15/47. 3. Two men carrying a hammock & another carrying bags. 31 x 12cm. Pencil sketch. 4. Six vignette sketches on one page, four in pencil & watercolour, 2 in pencil only. 19 x 14cm. Includes a small portrait of 'the oldest inhabitant in Madeira'. 5. Villa da Machico, Madeira. 18 x 26cm. Pencil sketch from the sea. 6. Oval view of huts, woman carrying firewood on her head in foreground, sea and islands in background. 14 x 10cm. 7. The Dezertas from the Brazen Head Cliffs, Madeira. 18 x 26cm. Cliffs in foreground, the Dezertas Islands (to S.E. of Madeira) in background. Signed and dated Sept. 28/47. 8. View of a large garden with signs of a town in background. 26 x 18cm. 9. View from town looking up to hills. 36 x 26cm. Background finished, town in foreground unfinished. 10. The Forge or Souffleur, Madeira. 20 x 26cm. The Forga or Forge on the island of St Miguel, Madeira, a naturally occurring 'boiling fountain' under cliffs. 11. The Rabacal, Madeira. 35 x 25cm. Spectacular waterfall, with resting workman in foreground. 12. Camara de Lobos from the west, Madeira. 34 x 23cm. A town on the coast of south-central Madeira. Signed and dated Oct. 26 1847. 13. St. Antonio, Cape Verd(e) Islands. 26 x 18cm. Mountain from the sea, with small three-master. 14. James Town, St Helena. 26 x 18cm. View of the town from the sea. The Eclipse was a post office ship, manned by the Royal Navy, at this time sailing out of Falmouth and Portsmouth for Madeira and St Helena, one of three such packets - with the Dart and the Grace Darling - to serve the route. The Eclipse is described as a 'superior' brig of some 220 tons. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Andenken an den Rhein. Eine Sammlung der schönsten Ansichten des Rheins zwischen Mainz und Cöln. Gezeichnet und gestochen von J.J. Tanner.

      Mainz, Victor von Zabern, o.J. [um ]. 1847 - 24 Bll. und Titelblatt. OHlwd. 24 Auquatinta mit eingefügten Seidenpapier. Titel dreisprachig. - Stockfleckig, Ebd. leicht berieben m. kl. Gbrsp. Neue Seidenbänder. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        LA PHALANGE. [MANUSCRITS DE FOURIER.] DES CINQ PASSIONS SENSUELLES.

      S.d. Imprimerie Lange Lévy et Compagnie, Rue du Croissant, 16, [Paris, vers 1845-1847] - 1 volume in-8 (23,8 x 16,5 cm), pagination multiple (environ 500 pages). Collationné complet des divers textes publiés à la suite et séparément dans La Phalange (voir détail des parties et chapitres ci-dessous). Reliure à la bradel moderne plein vélin blanc, dos muet, doublures et gardes de papier noir (reliure signée Elsa Rambour). Reliure parfaitement exécutée avec tranchefiles main. Intérieur frais sur papier fin, sans rousseurs. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Ce volume se compose de 18 fragments des manuscrits de Fourier publiés dans La Phalange, dans le désordre chronologique. Ils ont été réunis ici dès l'origine (vers 1850) par un amateur. En voici la liste dans l'ordre dans lequel on les trouve reliés dans le volume : L'arbre passionnel. Sa dualité et ses subdivisions en séries nuancées et puissancielles. Etat subversif de la vue en accords de 0. 1. 2. puissances. Complément sur le luxe interne en sens de la vue. Citerlogue. Récréation de correspondance sidérale. Transmission de la langue universelle et des connaissances acquises dans tous les mondes. Des Séries mesurées. Des séries mesurées de 4e et 5e puissances. Du groupe hypermineur ou amour. Du groupe d'amitié ou de confusion. Echelle puissancielle de l'amitié. Antienne. De la composite. De la cabaliste. De la papillonne. Résumé sur les trois distributives. Tableau abrégé des conflits passionnels. Des parcours passionnels. Transitions passionnelles. De l'unitéisme. De la passion foyère dite unitéisme. Sublimité de cette passion. Appendice à l'analyse passionnelle. Analogie tirée du système aromal ou planétaire. Section ébauchée des trois unités externes. Égarement de la raison démontré par les ridicules des sciences incertaines. Fragments. Selon Charles Fourier, l'humain est habité de 12 passions qui se divisent en 3 classes : 5 sensuelles, 4 affectives et 3 distributives. Une passion unifiante, l'unitéisme couronne les douze premières. a. Les passions sensuelles correspondent aux cinq sens. 1. L'ouïe, 2. la vue, 3. le goûter, 4. l'odorat et 5. le toucher permettent de développer les passions associées par exemple à la musique, la peinture, la gastronomie, les parfums et la sexualité. b. Les passions affectives créent des liens avec les autres. 1. L'amitié est un sentiment de complicité personnelle. 2. Le corporatisme stimule l'ambition et la collaboration à partir du sentiment d'appartenance et d'affinité avec un groupe. 3. Le familisme est un lien de sang, celui du clan familial. 4. L'amour, sentiment le plus intense, est un sentiment divin et enivrant. c. Les passions distributives se constituent à partir d'agencements des précédentes. 1. La papillonne s'exprime par le désir de renouveau qui pousse d'une passion à l'autre et permet de fuir la monotonie de l'exclusivité. 2. La composite permet de jouir de la combinaison d'un agencement particulier de plusieurs passions. 3. La cabaliste supplée au goût pour l'intrigue, le calcul (conspiration) et la compétition. L'unitéisme est une passion proprement religieuse. Elle apporte le sentiment d'unité avec tout ce qui nous entoure : humains, nature, cosmos. C'est un sentiment de bienveillance universelle qui se dégage dans l'harmonie où tous se sentent riches, libres et éprouvent la justice. Les Manuscrits inédits de Fourier (mort en 1837) ont été publiés en 10 volumes par La Phalange entre 1845 et 1849. Fils de marchand de draps, commis de magasin, Fourier exerce différents métiers et ce n’est qu’en 1830 qu’il pourra entièrement se consacrer à l’écriture. Il conçoit l’homme heureux et juge les passions positives puisqu’elles sont voulues par Dieu. S’inspirant des principes de Newton, il ambitionne d’appliquer la loi universelle d’attraction à l’attraction passionnelle : user du désir et utiliser les vocations pour une société inégalitaire mais harmonieuse et ainsi créer une communauté où chacun supplée à chacun. héorie des quatre mouvements, son premier traité, paraît en 1808. Il y classe les douze passions (cinq sensuelles corres [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Arctic Ocean.

      London: George Routledge. 1847 - RARE. Two volumes bound as one. Crown octavo, pp.xvi, 312; pp.viii, 321 [3]. In a secondary binding, lacking the frontispiece of the approach to Artillery Lake, and a title page for vol. II. With two illustrated plates. In contemporary blue leather-effect cloth with gilt titles to spine. Title page quite heavily browned. Black ink ownership inscription to title page. Spine head pulled away, taking a further inch from the top of the spine with it. Spine sunned; joints rubbed. Fair overall. First published in 1836, this is an account of the expedition formed to discover the fate of the Second Ross Expedition, which set out in 1829. Since the Ross Expedition had already returned by the time Captain Back set out in 1833, several seasons were spent exclusively on further exploration. In addition to Captain Back's own account of the voyage, this account by the ship's surgeon appeared the year after their return. A rare book in any condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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        LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF SAILOR LIFE

      1847. CLARK, Joseph G. LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF SAILOR LIFE, AS EXEMPLIFIED IN FIFTEEN YEARS' EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING THE MORE THRILLING EVENTS OF THE U.S. EXPLORING EXPEDITION, AND REMINISCENCES OF AN EVENTFUL LIFE ON THE "MOUNTAIN WAVE". Boston: John Putnam, 1847. First Edition. 8vo. pp. 324. Red cloth, blindstamped front and back and stamped in gilt to front, back and spine. Corners bumped, head and tail of spine chipped. Front hinge weak. Endpapers toned, light foxing to margins throughout. An account of the Wilkes U.S. exploring expedition.

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        Città e famiglie nobili e celebri dello Stato Pontificio Dizionario Storico del commendatore Pietro Ercole Visconti - Tomo I - Parte I

      Tipografia delle Scienze - Roma, ROMA 1847 - Città e famiglie nobili e celebri dello Stato Pontificio ITALIANO Volume acefalo della prima metà del XIX secolo in stato discreto, coperta in mezzapelle, dorso con caratteri e righe incise in oro, piatti marmorizzati, diversi segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli leggermente bruniti, cerniera danneggiata, legatura poco allentata, pagine in buono stato, quelle dell'indice quasi staccate dalla legatura, testo racchiuso in cornice tipografica, scolii, macchia d'umidità tra margine interno e quello di testa. Volume privo di frontespizio, comincia con il "Discorso preliminare che serve d'introduzione all'opera". Indice manoscritto in bella grafia. Due belle testatine in nero. Tomo I, Parte I della collana Città e famiglie nobili e celebri dello Stato Pontificio. La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Voyage dans l'Afrique Australe de Natal,

      1847]. 1847 - notamment dans le territoire de Natal dans celui des Cafres Amazoulous et Makatisses et jusqu'au tropique du Capricorne durant les années 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843 & 1844.First edition. 2 vols. 2 folding maps (1 stained) & 9 lithograph plates. Contemporary green calf, gilt, spines lightly sunned, with black cloth slipcase. xvi, 580; 624pp. Paris, Dépot de Librairie, [ ?An important work on Natal and Zululand in the middle of the nineteenth century? (Mendelssohn). The author arrived at the Cape in 1838 and, having travelled around the Colony, went to Natal where he witnessed the wars of the emigrant Boers with Dingaan. Mendelssohn I, p441. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS: WITH HIS LIFE

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847. Edited by Gulian C. Verplanck. Covers fine, endpapers yellowed and spotted, all else clean. Edited by Gulian C. Verplanck. Three volumes. Illustrated with many hundred wood-cuts. Quarto. Bound in full period black leather, a.e.g., with elaborate gilt designs on the spines and covers in nineteenth-century ornate curvilinear style. Very nice example of this binding style. Bookseller's ticket on front pastedown.

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      1847 - With ?Address? to the reader. First 'cheap' edition, in 8 monthly parts. 8vo. Original blue printed wrappers. London, Chapman & Hall. A remarkable set of a fascinating edition, illuminating the commercial world of mid nineteenth century publishing, in more or less fine condition, unrestored but for the lower fore-edge corner up the upper wrapper of the first part, with the same contemporary ownership inscription on the upper wrapper of each part. The parts carry less advertising than the original edition, a ?Pickwick Advertiser in II, III, V, VI & VIII, and inserts at the end of I, II, III and VIII. Eccentrically, the last of these monthly issues also contains (presumably with an eye to binding up) the title page, preliminary leaves and a longer introduction to Pickwick, as well as the first part of the weekly issue of Nicholas Nickleby, though without a title page and unmentioned on the wrapper. This cheap edition (in a slightly smaller page size and printed without the original plates, though a volume of six plates could be purchased to accompany a set) was available in both weekly and monthly parts, the first volume with a brief but splendid Address by Dickens in which he talks of the ?re-production in a shape which shall render them easily accessible as a possession by all classes of society.? Podeschi D5. In a cloth fall-down case. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Porte principale du baptistère de Florence.

      Paris, Veith et Hauser ; Aimé André, s.d., (1847), - in-plano, un feuillet de texte sur deux colonnes, et 11 planches gravées au trait, en feuilles dans cartonnage imprimé à lacets (reliure de l'éditeur). Plats piqués, abondantes rousseurs. C'est quand même abusivement que ce portefeuille de reproductions a été placé sous le nom de l'artiste du Quatrocento qui réalisa la seconde porte (la porte nord) en bronze du Baptistère de Florence, la porte sud ayant été réalisée par Andrea Pisano de 1330 à 1338 : en effet, le sculpteur Lorenzo Ghiberti ou Lorenzo di Bartolo, (1378-1455) avait remporté à l'unanimité en 1401 le concours organisé par l'Arte di Calimala, riche corporation du change et de la laine, pour la construction de cette porte, et ce, aux dépens de six autres concurrents, dont certains aussi célèbres que Filippo Brunelleschi ou Jacopo della Quercia. Le 23 novembre 1403 seulement, le contrat officiel fut signé, par lequel l'artiste s'engageait à travailler à partir du 1er décembre jusqu'à l'achèvement complet de la porte. Le chantier dura de 1403 à 1424, et le résultat en est spectaculaire et novateur à la fois (certains y voient même l'acte fondateur de la renaissance italienne). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT,BART

      ROBERT CADELL, EDINBURG 1847 - LARGER VOLUME 248 X 165 X 50 MM,1.75 KG WELL PACKED DECORATED EMBOSSED LEATHER/MARBLED BOARDS,AGING. CHIPS,SCUFF,SPINE EDGES SCUFF,CORNER BUMP. PLEASE ZOOM ON PHOTOS FOR CONDITION !! 823 VERY CLEAN,TIGHT & MILDLY TANNED PAGES,WELL PRESERVED. SPECKLED DECORATION TO BLOCK EDGES,FINE ILLUSTRATED FRONTISPIECE,FOLD-OUT. OWNERS PRIVATE LIBRARY BOOKPLATE AS PHOTO !! NO OTHER WRITING OR INSCRIPTIONS FOUND. WILL BE SENT WELL PACKED,INSURED TO VALUE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Modern Angler; comprising angling in all its branches.

      1847 - Manchester: James Cheetham. 1847. 8vo. Original blue cloth; pp. 108, engraved title page, 3 copper engraved paltes (2 hand coloured), 2 loose flies at pp 28-29; previous owners' signatures to ffep, very good. First edition. Copies have emerged with a varying number of plates; however, all copies seem to have the two coloured plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memoir Respecting the Kaffirs, Hottentots, and Bosjemans, of South Africa

      1847 - [With] Original Matter contained in Lieut.-Colonel Sutherland's Memoir on the Kaffers, Hottentots, and Bosjemans, of South Africa, Heads 1st and 2nd. Commentaries and Notes on the Text Used in the Compilation of the Memoirs.First editions. 3 vols. 8vo. Two vols in contemporary half calf, gilt, slightly shelf worn, one vol in modern half calf, gilt, all 3 vols presented in uniform quarter morocco drop-back boxes. [viii], 432; [vi], 720; iv, 580pp. Cape Town, Pike & Philip, 1845, 1846, & Scarce. A very good set of Sutherland's two published works, Original Matters being an author's presentation copy: ?With Col Sutherland's best regards.? Sutherland, whilst on leave from India, travelled throughout the North-Eastern districts of South Africa compiling information from his own observations and from his discussions with the resident Agents. As a result he was able to put together ?a body of evidence. which may be of use to any person who may hereafter become the historian of the condition of the aborigines in South Africa.? (Mendelssohn). The Memoir is a ?valuable compilation based on Moodie's Records and the works of many of the early writers on South African matters.? The third volume, Original Matter ?eliminates much of the matter included in the Memoir, and contains some additions taken from the author's notes.? Mendelssohn II, pp453-4. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ARGUMENT OF WILLIAM H. SEWARD, ON THE LAW OF CONGRESS CONCERNING THE RECAPTURE OF FUGITIVE SLAVES [wrapper title]

      Albany, 1847. 40pp. plus errata slip. Dbd., retaining original front printed wrapper. Minor dust-soiling to front wrapper, light edge wear. Mild foxing to a few leaves. Overall good plus. A rare Supreme Court argument against the Fugitive Slave Law, given before the Supreme Court by William H. Seward in 1847. The work is variously listed under its wrapper title, as we have it, or by the information on the titlepage, which reads, "In the Supreme Court of the United States, John Van Zandt, ad sectum Wharton Jones. Argument for the Defendant. By William H. Seward." Here, Seward represents the defendant, John Van Zandt of Ohio, who was sued by Wharton Jones of Kentucky, who claimed Van Zandt was harboring a fugitive slave who rightfully belonged to him. The text records Seward's argument in front of the Supreme Court, which he divides into four points. In the first two points, Seward argues specific aspects of the case before him. In Seward's last two points, he challenges the Constitutionality of the 1793 Fugitive Slave Act itself. The titles of points three and four are, respectively, "The Law of 1793 is in Conflict with the Ordinance for the Government of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio, passed in 1787, and is therefore void" and "The Law of 1793, so far as its provisions affect the questions now before the Court, is Unconstitutional and Void." William H. Seward was a prominent lawyer from New York, and served as governor of the state from 1839 to 1842. He later served as the Senator for New York, 1849-1861 before serving as President Lincoln's Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869. In-between his governorship of New York and serving in the Senate, Seward continued to practice law, and the present work concerns one of his more notable cases during that time. Seward and his wife, Frances, were ardent abolitionists who participated in the Underground Railroad, opening their home in Auburn, N.Y. to escaped slaves. This earlier case, in which Seward argues not only against enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act, but against its very existence, is consistent with his later activities against slavery itself. Salmon P. Chase had represented Van Zandt in this case at the circuit level. Chase was unable to travel to Washington, however, to argue the case in front of the Supreme Court. Chase employed Seward to present his brief to the court, entitled RECLAMATION OF FUGITIVES FROM SERVICE, along with Seward's own argument, represented in the present work. "Seward's brief is almost devoid of the antislavery arguments offered by Chase. He is somewhat more legalistic and much briefer in his points and citations" - Finkelman. Scarce in institutions, and rather rare in the marketplace. DUMOND, p.101. FINKELMAN, pp.70-75. SABIN 79504.

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        Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Arctic Ocean.

      London: George Routledge, 1847.. RARE. Two volumes bound as one. Crown octavo, pp.xvi, 312; pp.viii, 321 [3]. In a secondary binding, lacking the frontispiece of the approach to Artillery Lake, and a title page for vol. II. With two illustrated plates. In contemporary blue leather-effect cloth with gilt titles to spine. Title page quite heavily browned. Black ink ownership inscription to title page. Spine head pulled away, taking a further inch from the top of the spine with it. Spine sunned; joints rubbed. Fair overall. First published in 1836, this is an account of the expedition formed to discover the fate of the Second Ross Expedition, which set out in 1829. Since the Ross Expedition had already returned by the time Captain Back set out in 1833, several seasons were spent exclusively on further exploration. In addition to Captain Back's own account of the voyage, this account by the ship's surgeon appeared the year after their return. A rare book in any condition.

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        Tales from Denmark. Tanslated by Charles Boner.

      2nd. ed. kl.-8. ca. 400 nn. S. Mit 42 Textholzst. u. 8 lith. Tontaf. v. Franz v. POCCI. Ln. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Kl. Randeinriß am Tit. Stellenw. leicht fleckig. Dreyer 205 - Die Erstausgabe erschien 1847.

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        A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions,During the Years 1839-43

      1847 - First edition, first issue. 2 vols. 8 sepia lithographs (including a folding panorama), 8 charts (3 of these folding, 2 very large), & 18 engraved vignettes. 8vo. Good original cloth, gilt, spines a little darkened, recased. liii, 366; xi, 447, 16ads. (dated January 1847). London, John Murray, This copy from the collection of Kenneth Athol Webster, with his discreet book stamp to the rear free endpaper. Rosove dates the various issues through the dated advert leaves. January 1847 denotes the first issue. Rosove. 276;Ferguson, 4636. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        George Pickett

      1847. Partly Printed Manuscript Document Signed by four 8th Regiment soldiers Sgt. Maj. "Theo Fink," Quarter Master Sgt. "Levi Woodbury," P. Mus. "H. S. Reed," and Thos. Muir "his X mark", 1p, 16" x 10.5", 1847. All four signatures witnessed by "Theo Fink." Headed "WE, the undersigned Non-commissioned Officers, Artificers, Musicians, and Privates, of the Non Commissioned Staff, 8 Infy, do hereby acknowledge to have received of Lieut. Geo. E. Pickett, A. Adjt. 8 Infy, the several articles of Clothing set opposite our respective names." Completed in manuscript. Folded. Minor nicks at edges. Mounting remnants on verso. Fine condition.Clothing variously received include "Privates' Wool Jackets," "Private's Wool Overalls," "Flannel Shorts," "Private's Cotton Shirts," and "Stockings," with a handwritten notation: "The Articles (*) thus marked are issued gratuitously." Those marked are a total of 4 "Boots, pairs of" and 2 "Blankets."Second Lieutenant George E. Pickett was transferred to the 8th Infantry, July 18, 1847, and was brevetted First Lieutenant, August 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico. On September 13, 1847, Pickett was brevetted Captain for Gallant Conduct at Chapultepec, Mexico. Pickett was also variously Regimental Quartermaster and Assistant Adjutant for the 8th Regiment.From nps.gov: "Theodore Fink. A German immigrant, Lieutenant Fink enlisted in the 8th Infantry in 1841 and worked his way up from the ranks. While sergeant major of the regiment in 1848, he was commissioned Second lieutenant and by 1859, when he commanded Fort Davis (Texas), he was a first lieutenant. Promoted to captain in 1860, he died in 1861."

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        Jane Eyre

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 8vo. Late 20th-century dark green crushed morocco by Bayntun (Rieviere), ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, gilt top stain, wide turn-ins decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. Three volumes housed in green cloth slipcase. Half-titles present, lacking ads. pp.[iv], 304; [iv], 304; [iv], 311, [1]. Near Fine. Minor scuff to leather of volumes II and III, half-title and title pages of III guarded. Previous owner bookplate loosely attached in volume I. Unusually fresh and clean internally. The first published novel by the Bronte sisters, credited with revolutionizing literature and even by one recent writer with no less than inventing the modern self. One of only approximately 500 copies printed. Parrish pp. 87-88. Smith 2.

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        Voyage aux sources du Rio de S. Francisco et dans la province de Goyaz

      Arthus Betrand-1848, Paris 1847 - ____ Première édition. Le botaniste Auguste de Saint-Hilaire séjourna 6 ans au Brésil et en ramena 24 000 espèces de plantes. Ces volumes ont été publiés dans la collection "Voyages dans l'intérieur du Brésil". *-------*. 2 volumes In-8. Collation : (4), 380 pp. / XV, 349 pp., (2) Demi-cuir brun. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Lake Superior Mining Company

      1847-1848. Michigan's Upper Peninsula was rich in mineral deposits, primarily copper and iron, which were discovered on the 1840s. The Upper Peninsula's mines would eventually produce more mineral wealth than the California Gold Rush, especially after shipping was simplified with the opening of the Soo Locks in 1855 and docks in Marquette in 1859. The Upper Peninsula supplied 90% of America's copper by the 1860s. It would be the largest supplier of iron ore by the 1890s. The Lake Superior Copper Company was the first company to actually produce copper in the Lake Superior region. The archive consists of thirty-six (36) pieces: Notably a Broadside, 16½" x 21" headed "By The President of the United States. In pursuance of an act of Congress approved on the 1st day of March, 1847, establishing "a land office in the Northern part of Michigan, and to provide for the sale of mineral lands in the State of Michigan. The Broadside continues with all the associated legal requirements and is signed in type by President James Polk; an attractive manuscript map showing the Isle Royal on the shore of Lake Superior with identified tracts of land; two partly-printed pay receipts, each with an engraving of the "Inventors of Printing in the left margin; a Printed letter of Richard M. Young, Land Commissioner with instructions to Land Officers at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; an analysis of copper and silver on illustrated letterhead from Robert Longman, a "sweep smelter and refiner" dated at Brooklyn, 1846; plus five (5) letters written to the Lake Superior Copper Company, from February 1847 to March 1848, primarily one page and mostly discussing small stock transactions; with twenty (20) letters written between 1844-1846 discussing the mineral rights of the area; plus nine (9) miscellaneous related documents concerning insurance, leases, receipts, etc…" A fascinating lot worthy of further research. Mostly fine or better.

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        Double Broadside for Johann Strauss I and Johann Nestroy.

      Fine. Double Broadside for Johann Strauss I and Johann Nestroy. 23 cm x 37 cm. Johann Nestroy appears in his own farce with song, Einen Jux will er sich Machen, as Weinberl, ein handlungsdiener, February 13, 1847, at the Leopoldstadt Theater for the 102nd time. Johann Strauss I, or Johann Strauss the Elder (1804 1849), Kapellmeister of the first Bürger-regiment, is announced as appearing in three final performances at the Sofien-Bad-Saales in 1847. Two broadsides -- still joined on one sheet -- of two of nineteenth century Viennas most famous performers. Conserved and matted. Fine.Einen Jux will er sich Machen (1842) is the farce-with-song on which Thornton Wilder based both of his versions of Nestroys farce. The first version was The Merchant of Yonkers, and the second was The Matchmaker (1938). The latter was adapted by Michael Stewart into his book Hello, Dolly!

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        LETTERS ON THE MASONIC INSTITUTION

      T. R. Martin, Boston 1847 - Adams was the sixth president of the United States. After serving a single term as president, he was elected to the House of Representatives for nine consecutive terms. While serving in the House, Adams ran an unsuccessful campaign for Governor of Massachusetts in 1833 as a candidate of the Anti-Masonic Party (formed in 1828). Letters on the Masonic Institution was published shortly before Adams' death in 1848 at the age of 80. Excerpt: "It is now twenty years since there sprung up in the United States an earnest and at times a vehement discussion, of the nature and effect of the bond entered into by those citizens who join the society of Free and Accepted Masons. The excitement which arose in consequence of the disclosures then made, had the effect, at least for a time, if not permanently, to check the further spread of that association. The legislative power of some of the States was invoked, and at last actually interposed, to prevent the administration of extra-judicial oaths, including of course all such as were constantly taken in the Masonic Order. This was the furthest point which the opposition ever reached." Bound in embossed black cloth, black spine with gilt lettering. Image at left is of the title page. 284 pages. 8vo., 284pp.; VG-; bound in embossed black cloth, black spine with gilt lettering; bumping to corners; what appears to be bookworm marks on the hinges and spine, does not impact text; top edge of head and lower edge of tail missing; mild scattered foxing; inscription dated 1853 on ffep; shelved case 1. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notebook of Medical Remedies (Receipts Book)

      1847-1864 1847 - Oblong, 13 by 21.5 cm. Handwritten medical recipes and concoctions, both human and some equine. A total of 59 pages of text, starting at both ends of the book, with many blanks in between -- over 100 blank pages. Ten pages starting at the front are just notations for the receipt of funds; these are helpful in terms of dating and location. The other end is entirely recipes, and thus of far greater interest in terms of content. Recipes are for such things as purgative horse balls, Golan tincture, Breed's Bitter Tincture, a cure for Rheumatism, a treatment for Rheumatism of horses, balms for scratches, medicines for fever, cholera, Scarlet Fever, ague, and Pink Eye; a stomach bitter, a treatment for dysentery, a tooth powder, cough mixtures and syrups, and on and on. With pills, powders, syrups, creams, oils, teas, etc. Unusual concoctions include McNair's Blister and other blisters. All written in a neat, near calligraphic hand. Heavy wear to the cover. Some scattered soiling. Marbled endpapers.

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        Memoir Respecting the Kaffirs Hottentots and Bosjemans of South Africa

      [With] Original Matter contained in Lieut.-Colonel Sutherland's Memoir on the Kaffers, Hottentots, and Bosjemans, of South Africa, Heads 1st and 2nd. Commentaries and Notes on the Text Used in the Compilation of the Memoirs.First editions. 3 vols. 8vo. Two vols in contemporary half calf, gilt, slightly shelf worn, one vol in modern half calf, gilt, all 3 vols presented in uniform quarter morocco drop-back boxes. [viii], 432; [vi], 720; iv, 580pp. Cape Town, Pike & Philip, 1845, 1846, &

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        Voyage au Pole Sud: atlas hydrographique

      1847 - First edition. Engraved title and list of 57 numbered engravedmaps (39 of them double-page, some with vignettes). Elephant folio (690 by 520mm). Contemporary quarter calf and marbled papered boards, lettered in gilt on the spine; corners worn, both joints partially cracked, spine dulled and a little stained, with minor loss to the head and foot; light stains to the blank bottom margin of one map, and slight loss to the blank bottom corner of two consecutive maps, with these minor blemishes well clear of the printed surfaces; overall, the contents are in fine condition. Paris, Dumont d'Urville was a veteran of several Pacific explorations. He served under Duperrey aboard the Coquille and later commanded the Astrolabe on its first mission in the South Seas. The instructions for the second mission required an investigation inside the Antarctic Circle and the Captain was asked to establish as far as possible the extent, if any, of any land within. The Astrolabe and the Zelee made two attempts: first in 1838, where they reach 64° South but could not break the ice pack, and then again in early 1840 where they discovered Adelie Land. In between, Dumont d'Urville continued to explore the Pacific, visiting the Marquesas, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Guam, Fiji, New Guinea, Borneo, New Zealand, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. The official account was published in twenty-three text volumes and five atlases. The hydrographical atlases to the Grands Voyages are scarcer than the Historical and Natural equivalent volumes. Howgego II, D35; Rosove, 107-4-A1 ?Rare?. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RECITS DE LA CAPTIVITE DE L'EMPEREUR NAPOLEON A SAINTE-HELENE, PAR M. LE GENERAL MONTHOLON, COMPAGNON DE SA CAPTIVITE ET SON PREMIER EXECUTEUR TESTAMENTAIRE.

      PAULIN, LIBRAIRE-EDITEUR. 1847 - 2 TOMES IN-8 (14,5 X 23,5 X 5,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + CXII + 476 ET (4) + 579 PAGES, RELIURE D?EPOQUE 1/2 VEAU VIOLINE, DOS LISSE ORNE DE FILETS DORES. AVEC 2 PLANS ET UN TABLEAU REPLIE. EDITION ORIGINALE. EX-LIBRIS ARMORIE DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE M. DE BARANTE. "CES RECITS ONT ETE LES PREMIERS A DONNER UN TABLEAU COMPLET DE LA CAPTIVITE DE NAPOLEON A SAINTE-HELENE, DE L'ARRIVEE DANS L'ILE A LA MORT DE L'EMPEREUR". (TULARD. 1056). LES DOS ONT UNIFORMEMENT VIRE AU VERT, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CES RARES MEMOIRES, D'UNE TRES BONNE PROVENANCE. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The New Seaman's Guide and Coaster's Companion: containing in Part I. Complete Sailing Directions for Ships, Both Outward and Homeward Bound through the River Thames.British and Bristol Channels Part II. For the Navigation of St. George’s and the North Channels Part III. For the Northern Navigation Part IV. A New Table of Magnetic Bearings Coasts of Great Britain and Ireland, France, Flanders,Holland &c To which are subjoined, copious tables of latitudes and longitudes . also new tables of the sun's declination from 1847 to 1862 &c. Improved from the original work of Mr. J. Chandler by J. W. Norie The twentifourth edition of the work, Revised and Corrected by J. S. Hobbs.

      London: Printed for Charles Wilson, 1847 - Oblong 8vo (5½” x 8½”), pp. xxxii, 451, (1) adv, engraved frontispiece dated 1847, 2 full page maps dated 1843 & 1844. Original tan sail cloth, all edges yellow. Provenance: Engraved bookplate of the Earl of Normanton on the front pastedown. Near fine clean fresh copy with light wear to cloth edges & extremities. Some offset from frontispiece to title. Sheets clean, unmarked, complete. H7682 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Grammar of the Mpongwe language with vocabularies

      First edition. Two folding tables on very thin paper. 8vo. Publisher's marbled boards with original paper label, rebacked, ex-library copy with stamps, old shelving label clumsily removed from front free endpaper. 94pp. New York, Snowden & Prall,

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        Nouvelles études et expériences sur les Glaciers actuels (Parte I unica mai pubblicata del "Systeme Glaciaire"). Atlas.

      Paris, Masson, 1847. in-folio (mm 485x340), 9 litografie ( I-IX di cui 1 a colori e due a doppia pagina) e 3 litografie a colori di C. Castan (num A-C), brossura editoriale in mezza tela verde, fregi e titolo entro cornice al piatto anteriore, al centro di quello posteriore motto "Alere Flamma" (lievi tracce d'usura e qualche macchia). Le planches sono vedute, spaccati e tavole tecniche interamente dedicate al ghiacciaio dell'Aar. Questo rarissimo Album è il risultato degli studi che Agassiz compì sulle Alpi bernesi, dove costruì una capanna e vi abitò per un po' di tempo per avere la possibilità di compiere delle ricerche sulla conformazione e sui movimenti del ghiaccio. Parte delle sue osservazioni confluirono nel 1840 negli "Etudes sur les glaciers", di cui il presente Album è evidentemente una integrazione. La sua estrema rarità, di gran lunga superiore a quella degli Etudes, è dovuta al fatto che l'autore, mentre l'opera era in fase di pubblicazione, partì definitivamente per gli Stati Uniti e non fece mai più ritorno in Europa. Agassiz quindi non potè più seguirne la stampa, la diffusione e il completamento editoriale (essendo questa una "première partie") rendendo questo Album quasi introvabile. In perfetto stato di conservazione, assai fresco.. Perret 0020..

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly, commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, R.N. in Torres Strait, New Guinea, and other islands of the Eastern Archipelago.

      T. & W. Boone, London 1847 - Two volumes, octavo, two folding maps and 19 plates, three line-engraved views, and four natural history plates, textual illustrations, with various publisher's advertisements including for Leichhardt & Stokes; a very attractive set in the original and unfaded blue-grey blind-stamped cloth. First edition: a very good copy, its original binding in fine condition, of this important surveying voyage of coastal Australia. Jukes' account is particularly significant for his description of the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Torres Strait, and includes an impressively detailed map of the north-east coast from Endeavour River north to New Guinea.The Fly, Captain Blackwood, sailed from Falmouth on 11 April 1842 with the cutter Bramble. Jukes sailed as naturalist to the expedition, and with his captain's consent wrote the official narrative. The survey of Torres Strait and of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the various New Guinea explorations, were all of great importance. The proper scientific understanding of the Barrier Reef could not begin until the completion of the survey, which Jukes charted for the first time in detail. Jukes' own close examination of the Reef was also significant, and his chapter on the subject 'is an invaluable record. His observations strongly supported Darwin's theory of the formation of coral reefs?' (Davidson). Indeed, Jukes' interest in coral formation is neatly summarised by the account's terrific opening line, 'I landed for the first time in my life on a coral island.'Ingleton notes: 'the Admiralty decided in 1841 to have the Great Barrier Reefs explored and to have the gaps surveyed in order that some means might be devised for marking the most eligible of these openings, in order that they could be recognised in due time and passed through in comparative safety? The expedition was noteworthy for being the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission?' (Charting a Continent, pp. 61-66).Twelve of the plates are notably fine aquatints by Harden S. Melville, who published his own illustrated work on the voyage (Sketches in Australia and the Adjacent Islands, 1849). Provenance: Private collection (Australia). Some very light spotting but in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43

      London: John Murray, 1847. A good set, skilfully reset in its original cloth bindings; old owner's name abraded from front pastedowns.. Octavo, two volumes, with a total of eight lithographic plates (including frontispieces), eight maps (three folding), and chapter titles with attractive steel-engraved vignettes after sketches by Hooker; original dark blue-green grained cloth, ship vignette in gilt on front covers and a capstan design in blind on rear covers. First edition. Ross's account of his two voyages in the Erebus and Terror is 'one of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration' (Hill). In the course of the expedition Ross reached the highest latitude yet attained, determined the position of the Magnetic Pole and travelled within 160 miles of it. Ross was accompanied by the eminent botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker who contributed significantly to the study of Australian flora and later became a loyal friend of Charles Darwin; Hooker contributed many illustrations to the present volume. Of special interest is a large and dramatic folding lithograph of the Antarctic ice shelf, executed with a sense of scale dwarfing the vessels Erebus and Terror. This wonderful plate is followed by a large and finely engraved folding chart of the ice shelf marked with the surveys of Ross' expedition and the United States Exploring expedition under Captain Wilkes.The Antarctic bibliographer Michael Rosove notes that the publisher, John Murray, continued to issue the first edition for many years with the advertisements at the rear of the second volume updated as further copies were sent for binding and distribution to booksellers. The advertisements for this set are dated January 1847, indicating its earliest issue. Provenance: Private collection (Australia)

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        Voyage aux sources du Rio de S. Francisco et dans la province de Goyaz.

      Paris, Arthus Betrand, 1847-1848. ____ Première édition. Le botaniste Auguste de Saint-Hilaire séjourna 6 ans au Brésil et en ramena 24 000 espèces de plantes. Ces volumes ont été publiés dans la collection "Voyages dans l'intérieur du Brésil". *-------*. 2 volumes In-8. Collation : (4), 380 pp. / XV, 349 pp., (2) Demi-cuir brun. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas; the Revised Edition, with a Sequel. Part I.

      New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1847.(). 8vo., 307 pp., Very Good, Grey Cloth, with sun-staining, rubbing, minor stains, & edge wear on covers; marginal foxing throughout, ink blotches, & staining in text block; staining on end papers & edges of text block; some pencil scribbles on end papers; splitting along gutters of front end papers; some pages of text slightly torn at edges; corners and spine worn; shelf wear. Illustrated. Provenance: John Ruyle; previous owner's dated signature on half title and a couple of pages of text. Fourth Printing (cloth only). Mylar Jacket.

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        LETTERS ON THE MASONIC INSTITUTION

      Boston: T. R. Martin, 1847. Adams was the sixth president of the United States. After serving a single term as president, he was elected to the House of Representatives for nine consecutive terms. While serving in the House, Adams ran an unsuccessful campaign for Governor of Massachusetts in 1833 as a candidate of the Anti-Masonic Party (formed in 1828). Letters on the Masonic Institution was published shortly before Adams' death in 1848 at the age of 80. Excerpt: "It is now twenty years since there sprung up in the United States an earnest and at times a vehement discussion, of the nature and effect of the bond entered into by those citizens who join the society of Free and Accepted Masons. The excitement which arose in consequence of the disclosures then made, had the effect, at least for a time, if not permanently, to check the further spread of that association. The legislative power of some of the States was invoked, and at last actually interposed, to prevent the administration of extra-judicial oaths, including of course all such as were constantly taken in the Masonic Order. This was the furthest point which the opposition ever reached." Bound in embossed black cloth, black spine with gilt lettering. Image at left is of the title page. 284 pages.8vo., 284pp.; VG-; bound in embossed black cloth, black spine with gilt lettering; bumping to corners; what appears to be bookworm marks on the hinges and spine, does not impact text; top edge of head and lower edge of tail missing; mild scattered foxing; inscription dated 1853 on ffep; shelved case 1. Dupont.

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        Panorama von St. Chrischona bei Basel in VI Blättern. Zus. 6 handkolorierte Blätter komplett.

      Basel, C. F. Spittler, (1847), - Gr. Quer-Folio, (32x52.7 cm Bild), 6 handkolorierte lithographischeTafeln nach Zeichnungen von Anton Winterlin, vereinzelte Stockflecken, 6 Blatt lose. (45.6x67.5 cm Blattgr.) Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Bibliographie der schweiz. Landeskunde, Fasc. II, S. 419.

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        A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43.

      London: John Murray, 1847. Octavo, two volumes, with a total of eight lithographic plates (including frontispieces), eight maps (three folding), and chapter titles with attractive steel-engraved vignettes after sketches by Hooker; original dark blue-green grained cloth, ship vignette in gilt on front covers and a capstan design in blind on rear covers. First edition. Ross's account of his two voyages in the Erebus and Terror is 'one of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration' (Hill). In the course of the expedition Ross reached the highest latitude yet attained, determined the position of the Magnetic Pole and travelled within 160 miles of it. Ross was accompanied by the eminent botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker who contributed significantly to the study of Australian flora and later became a loyal friend of Charles Darwin; Hooker contributed many illustrations to the present volume. Of special interest is a large and dramatic folding lithograph of the Antarctic ice shelf, executed with a sense of scale dwarfing the vessels Erebus and Terror. This wonderful plate is followed by a large and finely engraved folding chart of the ice shelf marked with the surveys of Ross' expedition and the United States Exploring expedition under Captain Wilkes.The Antarctic bibliographer Michael Rosove notes that the publisher, John Murray, continued to issue the first edition for many years with the advertisements at the rear of the second volume updated as further copies were sent for binding and distribution to booksellers. The advertisements for this set are dated January 1847, indicating its earliest issue. Provenance: Private collection (Australia) A good set, skilfully reset in its original cloth bindings; old owner's name abraded from front pastedowns.

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        Oeuvres [Traité de Mécanique Céleste; Exposition du Système du Monde; Théorie Analytique des Probabilités (including, as the introduction, Essai Philosophique sur les Probabilités)].

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1843-1847. First edition, a beautiful copy bound in contemporary red morocco with the arms of Napoleon III, of the collected works of Laplace, comprising his principal contributions to celestial mechanics and probability theory. The distinguished American historian of science Charles Gillispie considers Laplace to be "among the most influential scientists in all history" (Pierre-Simon-Laplace, 1749-1827: A life in exact science (1997), p. vii). "Laplace gave the world three great works: the Mécanique Céleste, the Exposition du Système du Monde, and the Théorie Analytique des Probabilités. Besides these he presented numerous important memoires before the French Academy and the Academy of Sciences. Laplace's works were first published in seven volumes by the French government in 1843" (Richeson, p. 73). This national edition of the works of the ‘Newton of France' was the result of laws passed by the two legislative chambers in 1842 and 1843, which authorised a special budget of 40,000 francs for publication. Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew, Napoleon III (1808-73), was President of the French Second Republic (1848-52) and Emperor (1852-70) during the Second French Empire. He succeeded Louis XVIII, under whose rule Laplace had been elevated to the title of Marquis. The Traité de Mécanique Céleste, which was first published in 1799-1825, codified and developed the theories and achievements of Newton, Euler, d'Alembert, and Lagrange. In the tradition of Newton's Principia, Laplace (1749-1827) "applied his analytical mathematical theories to celestial bodies and concluded that the apparent changes in the motion of planets and their satellites are changes of long periods, and that the solar system is in all probability very stable" (Dibner 14). "Laplace maintained that while all planets revolve round the sun their eccentricities and the inclinations of their orbits to each other will always remain small. He also showed that all these irregularities in movements and positions in the heavens were self-correcting, so that the whole solar system appeared to be mechanically stable. He showed that the universe was really a great self-regulating machine and the whole solar system could continue on its existing plan for an immense period of time. This was a long step forward from the Newtonian uncertainties in this respect. Laplace also offered a brilliant explanation of the secular inequalities of the mean motion of the moon about the earth - a problem which Euler and Lagrange had failed to solve. He also investigated the theory of the tides and calculated from them the mass of the moon" (PMM). The Exposition du Système du Monde is "one of the most successful popularizations of science ever composed" (DSB). It is "an elegant, non-mathematical classic on astronomy. It is in this work that Laplace introduced one of his most notable contributions (although he himself did not take it very seriously at first) - the so-called nebular hypothesis, which provided a conjectural account of the origin of the solar system" (PMM). According to this hypothesis, the Sun, planets, and their moons began as a whirling cloud of gas. Laplace argued that as a hot nebula cooled, it would require a proportionately faster rate of rotation in order to conserve its angular momentum, and the increased centrifugal force resulting from this increased speed would throw out material which would eventually condense into planets. In essence, this theory of the origin of the solar system is still accepted. The Théorie Analytique des Probabilités, first published in 1812, is "the most influential book on probability and statistics ever written" (Anders Hald), which John Herschel called "the ne plus ultra of mathematical skill and power" (Essays from the Edinburgh and Quarterly Reviews (1857), p. 382). "In the Théorie Laplace gave a new level of mathematical foundation and development both to probability theory and to mathematical statistics. ... [It] emerged from a long series of slow processes and once established, loomed over the landscape for a century or more." (Stephen Stigler, Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, pp. 329-30). "It was the first full-scale study completely devoted to a new specialty, ... [and came] to have the same sort of relation to the later development of probability that, for example, Newton's Principia Mathematica had to the later science of mechanics" (DSB). The Théorie analytique des Probabilités contains, besides an introduction, two books, Du calcul des Fonctions génératrices and Théorie générale des Probabilités, together with four supplements which appeared over the period 1816-1825. The Essai Philosophique sur les Probabilités is Laplace's accessible summary of his work on probability theory. "Inevitably, Laplace's technical writings have come to have the same sort of relation to the later development of the discipline of probability that, for example, Newton's Principia mathematica had for the later science of mathematics. Even if there were no other reason, that would suffice to explain why most readers who wish to repair to the fountainhead of what is often called the subjective interpretation of probability, in contrast to the frequency view, have recourse to the Essai Philosophique" (DSB). The Essai first appeared as the introduction to the second edition of the Théorie Analytique (1814), and separately in the same year, and is here again included as the introduction to the Théorie Analytique. "Pierre Simon Laplace was born in Normandy, France, in 1749 and died in 1827. Very little is known of his youth, since in after life he refused to speak of his childhood days. At eighteen through the aid of D'Alembert he secured a position as professor of mathematics at the École Militaire in Paris. He was elected a member of the French Academy and the Academy of Sciences; later he was made President of the Bureau of Longitude. It was during this time that he carried on the greater part of his scientific researches that gained for him the title of "Newton of France"" (Richeson, p. 73). Richeson, 'Laplace's contributions to pure mathematics,' National Mathematics Magazine 17 (1948), pp. 73-8. Seven vols., 4to. Vol. I [Traité de Mécanique Céleste]: pp. [vi], xv, 420; Vol. II [ibid.]: pp. [iv], xvi, 440; Vol. III [ibid.]: pp. [viii], xix, 381; Vol. IV [ibid.]: pp. [iv], xxxix, 552, with one folding engraved plate; Vol. V [ibid.]: pp. [vi], v, 540, [2, errata to vols. I-III]; Vol. VI [Exposition du Système du Monde]: pp. [iv], vii, 479; Vol. VII [Théorie Analytique des Probabilités]: pp. [vi], cxcv, 691. Contemporary red morocco, covers decorated in blind and with 'Concours général des départements' and arms of Napoleon III stamped in gilt, spines lettered in gilt, a.e.g., moiré endpapers (light browning and foxing). A very fine copy.

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        A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43

      John Murray, London 1847 - Octavo, two volumes, with a total of eight lithographic plates (including frontispieces), eight maps (three folding), and chapter titles with attractive steel-engraved vignettes after sketches by Hooker; original dark blue-green grained cloth, ship vignette in gilt on front covers and a capstan design in blind on rear covers. First edition. Ross's account of his two voyages in the Erebus and Terror is 'one of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration' (Hill). In the course of the expedition Ross reached the highest latitude yet attained, determined the position of the Magnetic Pole and travelled within 160 miles of it. Ross was accompanied by the eminent botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker who contributed significantly to the study of Australian flora and later became a loyal friend of Charles Darwin; Hooker contributed many illustrations to the present volume. Of special interest is a large and dramatic folding lithograph of the Antarctic ice shelf, executed with a sense of scale dwarfing the vessels Erebus and Terror. This wonderful plate is followed by a large and finely engraved folding chart of the ice shelf marked with the surveys of Ross' expedition and the United States Exploring expedition under Captain Wilkes.The Antarctic bibliographer Michael Rosove notes that the publisher, John Murray, continued to issue the first edition for many years with the advertisements at the rear of the second volume updated as further copies were sent for binding and distribution to booksellers. The advertisements for this set are dated January 1847, indicating its earliest issue. Provenance: Private collection (Australia) A good set, skilfully reset in its original cloth bindings; old owner's name abraded from front pastedowns. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Generale des Missions Catholiques

      Paris , 1847. Paperback. UsedGood. Histoire Generale des Missions Catholiques Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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