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        ROIS ET REINES DE FRANCE - Les cent-et-un Rois et Reines de France -Collection de beaux Portraits lithographies en pied - avec un texte explicatif et deux Cartes Géographiques - formant un abregé de l'Histoire de France Illustré

      Paris: Hyacinthe Longlois, 1847 - 8° - 8+101pp - 101 B/w full-page Lithographs representing the Kings and Queens of France from Glodion dit Le Chevelu to Louis Napoléon Bonaparte. First edition in original pictorial binding. Very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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        TO THE VOTERS OF PICKENS COUNTY...[caption title]

      [Tuscaloosa?], 1847. Old fold lines. Contemporary pencil notes in lower left margin. Clean and very good. This Alabama political campaign broadside was issued by Henry W. Rhodes, a Whig, during his candidacy for the state senate. One of the major issues of the campaign was the financial situation of Alabama, especially the credit situation for business people such as cotton merchants. If elected, Rhodes promises to establish a stock bank in Mobile. He also gives his support to Zachary Taylor for the presidency. The nearest town of any size to Pickens County, which is on the Mississippi border in the middle of the state, is Tuscaloosa, hence our attribution of printing. Not in Hummel's SOUTHEASTERN BROADSIDES BEFORE 1877. A rare and interesting early southern campaign broadside.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Three Years' Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China, Including a Visit to the Tea, Silk, and Cotton Countries: with an Account of the Agriculture and Horticulture of the Chinese, New Plants, etc

      London:: John Murray,. 1847.. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Fortune was a Scottish born plant collector who traveled to China under the aegis of the London Horticultural Society to search for blue flowering peonies, peaches and tea plants. In a second journey to China for the East India Company he shipped more than 20,000 tea plants and tea seedlings to India, thus establishing the Indian tea industry. 8vo, xvi, 420pp, all edges marbled, map & 16 ills. Owner's signature on half title. Red gilt blind stamped full calf with gilt title at spine ('Fortune's China'). Rubbed at spine and edges. Internally, clean, very good.

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        NOTICE SUR ALPINA. TERRES SITUÉES DANS LES COMTES DE JEFFERSON ET DE LEWIS, ETAT DE NEW-YORK

      Neauchatel, Switzerland, 1847. Dbd. A bit tanned. A good copy, untrimmed. Lacks the plate and two maps. An extremely rare promotional pamphlet describing the Swiss colony of Alpina in upper New York state, founded in 1842 by Philippe Suchard and Charles-Louis Favarger. Alpina was established as an industrial and agricultural colony, with the specific task of extracting valuable minerals and encouraging Swiss emigration to America. The text describes the history of the colony, prints letters from numerous colonists, including M. Ch. Vicarino, as well as extracts from Tocqueville, Bristed, et al. This copy lacks the plate of the log house, and two of the three maps. The map of New York only is present here. The NUC, which attributes the work to H.M. Malten, locates only a photocopy at Yale, made from the copy in the Stadtbibliothek, Zurich. A rare account of Swiss colonization in America.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        An Account of the Measurement of Two Sections of The Meridional Arc of India, Bounded by the Parallels of 18ø 3' 15''; 24ø 7' 11''; & 29ø 30' 48''. Conducted Under the Orders of The Honourable East-India Company.

      London: Printed by Order of the Court of Directors of the Hon. East-India Company by J. & H. Cox. 1847.. 1847. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book folio, 32cm, the First Edition, in 2volumes, (v2 plates), clxxxvii; [iv],439 +[1]pp., with 34 maps and plates, (1 folded, 1 large folding), several tables and folding tables, rebound in contemporary style half green calf, wide gilt decorated raised bands, gilt borders and elephant decoration on the panels, gilt titles, blind decorated borders on the marbled boards, small contemp library stamp on the titles, a fine set, very rare (cgc) Rare account. Everest [1790-1866] was Surveyor General of India and largely responsible for completing the section of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India. He made a survey of Java for Sir Stamford Raffles before this survey of India. He was knighted in 1861 and Mount Everest is named after him. DNB p. 412, Kaul 1827. .

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        "The life, history, and travels, of Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh (George Copway) a young Indian chief of the Ojebwa nation, a convert to the Christian faith, and a missionary to his people for twelve years; with a sketch of the present state of the Ojebwa nation, in regard to Christianity and their future prospects. Also an appeal, with all the names of the chiefs now living, who have been Christianized, and the missionaries now laboring among them"

      Philadelphia: James Harmstead. 1847. "Second edition, 12mo, pp. [5] testimonials, [3] hymns, x, [11]-158, [2] hymns; frontispiece portrait after a daguerreotype; original brown cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover; edges worn, cloth with short cracks starting along the joints; all else good and sound. This copy with a presentation from Copway, inscribed on the front free endpaper: ""Presented to Brother Sterling Thomas by his friend and brother George Copway or Kah ge ga gah bowh, Chippewa Nation, North Baltimore, Nov. 30th 1847."" With the later bookplate of Joseph Y. Jeanes, Philadelphia. Copway, an Ojibwa chief known as Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh, wrote extensively about the history, culture, and traditions of his people. Howes C-76; Field 366; Sabin 16716 notes also an Albany edition of the same year, with different pagination."

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        Travels In The Steppes Of The Caspian Sea, The Crimea, The Caucasus, &c.

      London: Chapman And Hall, 1847. - 8vo. pp. viii, 436. contemporary polished calf, gilt back. First Edition of the English Translation. Hommaire de Hell, a French geologist, explored the regions which border the Black and Caspian Seas from 1838 to 1842. He was principally concerned with the physical structure of the Crimea and the Steppes of New Russia, and the communication between the Black and Caspian Seas before the Bosphorus erupts into the Sea of Marmara. This English edition contains a narrative of the journey and description of the country and its inhabitants, largely written by de Hell’s wife, but omits the scientific and geological data and observations and plates contained in the original French version of 1844-45. Nerhood 214. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Battle of Life - A Love Story - The Haunted Man and The Ghost`s Bargain - A Fancy for Christmas-Time - CHRISTMAS BOOK -

      Leipzig : Bernhard Tauchnitz 1847 - Copyright Edition - 16 x 12 cm; Pages : 311 - This Christmas Book Is Cordially inscribed to my English Friens in Swiitzerland - Gebundene Ausgabe, fester, goldgeprägter Ganzleineneinband ohne Schutzumschlag, scheint nachgebunden, Besitzername (Walter Heichen Psdn. Walter Eichner?) mit eingeprägt und Stempel auf Vortitel, siehe Foto, floral geschmückte Vorsatzblätter, umlaufend marmorierte Schnitt, gutes Exemplar in engl. Sprache. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CIRCULAR. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. BE IT KNOWN. THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DESIROUS TO GIVE AND SECURE TO THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA A SHARE OF THE GOOD GOVERNMENT AND HAPPY CIVIL ORGANIZATION ENJOYED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES...HAS INVESTED THE UNDERSIGNED WITH SEPARATE AND DISTINCT POWERS, CIVIL AND MILITARY...[caption title and beginning of text]

      Monterey, Ca, 1847. Faint old folds. Near fine. In a cloth chemise and slipcase, gilt morocco label. A rare and important broadside, issued in the wake of the American conquest of California during the Mexican- American War, and establishing the civil and military authority of the United States. Fighting between American and Mexican forces in California commenced in the summer of 1846, shortly after news of the outbreak of the Mexican-American War reached the Pacific Coast. In January 1847 the Treaty of Cahuenga was signed, by which the Mexican "Californios" capitulated and agreed to put down their resistance to the Americans. California was formally ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, but in the interim the United States began to establish its civil and military authority in California. That was the purpose of the important announcement in this broadside. The text declares that President James K. Polk is "desirous to give and secure to the People of California a share of the good government and happy civil organization enjoyed by the People of the United States, and to protect them at the same time, from the attacks of foreign foes, and from internal commotions." The inference, of course, is that the Mexican authorities were either unable or unwilling to guarantee these blessings, but that the benevolent protection of the United States would. Polk proclaims that William B. Shubrick, commander-in-chief of the American naval forces, would be in charge of regulating the import trade and establishing port regulations. Brigadier General Stephen Watts Kearny is named governor of California, "invested...with administrative functions of government over the People and Territory occupied by the forces of the United States," and is assigned the "direction of the operations on land." Wagner notes that while this broadside is dated March 1, it was not actually issued until March 4. The text of this broadside was printed in THE CALIFORNIAN on March 6, and in the CALIFORNIA STAR two weeks after that. OCLC and Greenwood together locate a total of four copies, at the Bancroft Library, California State Library, the Huntington Library, and Yale.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM A MEMBER OF THE SAVANNAH BLUES OF THE OREGON BATTALION IN THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR, DESCRIBING GENERAL STEPHEN KEARNY'S RETURN TO FORT LEAVENWORTH AND A COURT-MARTIAL CASE INVOLVING HORSE THIEVERY]

      [Fort Leavenworth, Ks.], 1847. Several tears at folds and cross-folds unobtrusively repaired with tissue. Small tear in foredge of second leaf (from wax seal), affecting a few letters in the closing. Good. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. An interesting letter from Fort Leavenworth during the Mexican-American War, describing General Stephen Kearny's triumphant return from California, as well as recent incidents of crime and violence. The letter is from a Dr. Gallaher to his friend, the Rev. C.D. Herbert in Parkville, Missouri. Gallaher was a member of the so- called "Oregon Battalion" of Missouri volunteers, who protected emigrants on their way to Oregon and California during the war. The letter contains references to Andrew Sublette, brother of the legendary mountain man, William Sublette. Andrew Sublette was a captain of the St. Louis company of the Oregon Battalion, and was stationed at Fort Leavenworth for part of the Mexican-American War. The fort was the base from which General Kearny mounted his expeditions to Mexico and California during the Mexican-American War. Gallaher begins by thanking Herbert for his recent letter and cautions: "I hasten to answer it because we are now under marching orders and may start within one hour from this time...." Gallaher describes the recent arrival of General Kearny at Fort Leavenworth, returning from his victorious campaigns: "General Kearny and Col. Willard P. Hall arrived at the Fort from California at 10 o'clock on the 22d. All the commissioned officers at the Fort and in the Battalion were immediately commanded to appear 'in the square' at 3 o'clock p.m. At 1/2 past 3 one company U.S. infantry in full uniform were placed 'in a square' in 'the square' where a full bank of music was placed. At 4 Gen. K. & Col. H. in full uniform mounted on snow white steeds marched round the outside of the inside of the square followed by all officers then arrived at the Fort. While 10 guns were being fired and the music played the tunes 'The Conquering Hero Comes' 'Hail to the Chiefs' 'Hail Columbia' &c. &c." Gallaher then describes an evening full of music celebrating Kearny's return. Dr. Gallaher likely practiced medicine at Fort Leavenworth, but also appears to have been a member of the tribunal that heard court-martial proceedings. Much of the rest of the letter discusses an incident involving a horse stolen from Andrew Sublette's company: "Last week was spent principally in court martials and there are some cases now to be tried soon. In the fore part of last week a horse from Sublette's company strayed off - was taken up by an Indian living some two miles below the Fort. Some of Stewart's Rangers were passing the Indian's house - saw the horse & said they were going straight to Sublette's camp & would take him over and paid the Indian $2.50 for his troubles - but they forgot to call at Sublette's camp, took him to their own - erased the letter brands on his shoulder ('G.B') after keeping him some days. The Indian told Sublette's men where he was & went with him to Captain Stewart's camp & pointed out the man & horse. Stewart's men gave him up without a word - but what must be done with him or them for making the erasures was a matter not so easy [sic] settled. That, or the day after, Stewart's men (some of them) & some officers with them took the Indian - tied him up by the heels & whipped him almost to death for telling Sublette's company that Stewart's had the horse. I saw him & know just how bad or how well he was whipped." Gallaher concludes by mentioning how members of the same company recently robbed a steamship. An interesting Mexican-American War letter, giving a flavor of life at Fort Leavenworth.

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        AUGSBURG. - Göggingen. - Manöver. "Feld-Manöver. V. Uebergang des Ostcorps über die Wertach zwischen Pfersee und Göggingen. (Im Augsburger Lager am 2ten Sept. 1846)". Blick auf die Truppenübung mit Flussüberquerung, im Hintergrund Gesamtansicht von Augsburg mit Göggingen.

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, dat. 1847, 28 x 43,5 cm. Pressler 541. - "In der Mitte die Wertach, die zwischen Pfersee und Göggingen auf einer Pontonbrücke von Infanterie und Artillerie überschritten wird. Links am Ufer feuernde Artillerie, weiter in der Mitte feuernde Infanterie. Hinten Augsburg. Links am Ufer der Künstler und ein Begleiter" (Pressler 523, zur Vorzeichnung). - Bis auf die Einfassungslinie geschnitten und alt mit Titelei auf braunes Papier mit Tuschlinie montiert. Das Montagepapier leicht knittrig. Frisches, leuchtendes Altkolorit! "Bei dem großen Augsburger Feldlager von 1846 war Gustav Kraus als Bildberichterstatter anwesend und hielt die hautsächlichen Manöver und Truppenbewegungen in Bleistiftzeichnungen fest, von denen insgesamt vierzehn erhalten sind (Nrn. 523-536, siehe dort auch die genaue Lokalisierung und Dauer des Lagers.). Fünf große Manöver und der abschließende Fackelzug in Augsburg zu Ehren des anwesenden König Ludwigs I. kamen im folgenden Jahr 1847 als repräsentative und anschauliche Lithographien heraus. Ob diese Folge geschlossen, eventuell in einem Umschlag, verkauft wurde oder in Einzelblättern, konnte nicht ermittelt werden. Jedenfalls darf man mit Sicherheit annehmen, daß die aufgrund persönlicher Anschauung entstandenen Lithographien in ihrer präzisen Treffsicherheit und ihrer dokumentarischen Genauigkeit jeden ansprechen mußten, der das Manöver aktiv oder passiv miterlebt hatte. Somit war die Folge für Gustav Kraus sicher ein geschäftlicher Erfolg. Erhalten sind sehr wenige Exemplare, was man auf das >VerbrauchenKonsum< hinweist" (Pressler S. 335). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Dresden, 6. II. 1847. - 4to. 3 pp. Doppelblatt. Nach der Rückkehr von einer Konzertreise in Prag an eine Dame, der sie für die freundliche Aufnahme dankt. Clara erzählt von der Heimreise der Familie und dem Eindruck, den der Prater auf ihre Kinder gemacht hatte; sie fügt Grüsse ihres Mannes an.&#132;[ ] glücklich hier angelangt drängt es mich, Ihnen noch einmal aus der Ferne meinen innigsten Dank zu sagen, für die große Güte und Freundlichkeit, die Sie uns in Prag erwiesen, und die uns den Aufenthalt daselbst zu einem so angenehmen gemacht. Es gehört zu meinen großen Wünschen einmal länger in Prag bleiben, und dann länger die Freude Ihrer Bekanntschaft genießen zu können. Auch sage ich Ihnen nochmals den herzlichsten Dank, daß Sie mich den liebenswürdigen Damen Prags vorgestellt, deren Bekanntschaft so kurz genossen zu haben ich nun bedauern muß. Sie machten mir Hoffnung mich einmal mit einer Zeile zu erfreuen &#150; möchte sich mir diese Hoffnung bald erfüllen! ein Brief von Ihnen findet mich immer unter einer Woche in Dresden.Unsere Reise war sehr gut, wir sind schnell und ohne das geringste Hindernis gereist, und meine Kinder kamen auch ganz munter hier an. Die Aelteste" &#150; die damals fünfjährige Marie &#150; &#132;erzählt immer noch vom Prater &#150; die bewusste Eiche mit den drei Löchern beschäftigt sie sehr, und sie fragt wie, wie es zugeht, daß die Eiche nicht umfiele, da sie doch nur von Pappe sey! &#150;Mit der Bitte uns allen Damen, die uns so freundlich aufgenommen zu empfehlen, füge ich noch meines Mannes hochachtungsvollen Gruß bei [ ]" - Der Aufenthalt in Wien war für Clara und Robert Schumann enttäuschend verlaufen. Trotz der Bekanntheit des Künstlerpaares konnte Clara Schumann 1847 nicht an ihren Triumph von 1837/38 anknüpfen, ihr einziges großes Wiener Konzert verdankte sie der Mitwirkung der Sängerin Jenny Lind. Die sich anschließende Zeit in Prag war freundlicher verlaufen.

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        The Comic History of England

      London: Published at the Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street, 1847. First edition. 20 colored etching and 120 woodcuts by John Leech. xii, 320; xii, 304 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bounds in full morocco, by Tout, t.e.g., with original blue printed pictorial wrappers and ads bound in at back. Bookplate of Frasier W. McCann. Leech, John. First edition. 20 colored etching and 120 woodcuts by John Leech. xii, 320; xii, 304 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. PRINTED WRAPPERS BOUND IN.

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        LETTER DESCRIPTIVE OF THE BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA. WRITTEN UPON THE GROUND...WITH A DIAGRAM OF THE BATTLE FIELD...[wrapper title]

      Lawrenceburgh, In., 1847. Original printed yellow wrappers. Wrappers creased and heavily worn. Tear in foredge of plan and leaf of explanatory text, costing a small bit of the lower portion of the plan. Old dark stain throughout, with an attendant small hole causing minor loss of a few letters of text on each of seven pages. Excepting the stain, a good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A great rarity of Mexican-American War narratives. This copy has a remarkable provenance, bearing the ownership signature of Gen. Walter Lane on the front wrapper. Lane was born in Ireland but moved to Texas in 1836 and participated in the Texas Revolution. He rose to the rank of major, participated at the Battle of Monterrey, and helped recover the remains of the Mier Expedition. He fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, rising to the rank of brigadier general. The Battle of Buena Vista, which took place on Feb. 23, 1847, was a major victory for American forces under Zachary Taylor, as they defeated a much larger Mexican contingent under the command of Santa Anna. It was the only major battle of the war to take place on the American side of the Rio Grande. The Indiana volunteers, the 3rd Regiment of which Thomas W. Gibson was a member, were among the first to be attacked and fought valiantly throughout the day, trapping Mexican forces and repulsing their attack. Gibson (misidentified as "J.W. Gibson" on the front wrapper) describes in great and immediate detail his experiences during the battle in a letter written from Agua Neva (some twelve miles from the mountain pass of Buena Vista) dated March 6th, less than two weeks after the battle. An addenda, possibly composed by the publisher, John B. Hall, extols the actions of the Hoosier volunteers. The plan of the battle was drawn by John G. Dunn, also a member of the 3rd Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, and shows the position of American and Mexican forces during the battle. The accompanying text describes the action, relating charges, retreats, artillery exchanges, and the deaths of several American officers. Not in Garrett, and therefore not at the University of Texas at Arlington. OCLC locates only five copies, at Yale, Harvard, The New York Public Library, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Huntington Library. The NUC adds a copy at the Library of Congress. We are able to identify only two copies on the market in the last one hundred years. Extremely rare, and with a fine provenance.

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        [MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED BY U.S. NAVY COMMODORE GEORGE CAMPBELL READ AT CAPE VERDE OFF THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA, TO THE SECRETARY OF THE U.S. LEGATION AT MADRID, REGARDING THE NEED TO GUARD AMERICAN COMMERCE IN THE ATLANTIC AGAINST MEXICAN PRIVATEERS DURING THE MEXICAN- AMERICAN WAR]

      Porto Praya, Cape Verde, 1847. Old folds. Leaf strengthened with tissue along left edge. A few small closed slits in the sheet, and a chip in the upper right corner, not affecting text. Good. In a folding cloth box, gilt leather label. A very interesting letter from the commander of the United States Navy's African squadron stationed at Cape Verde, regarding the threat to American shipping from Mexican-hired privateers during the Mexican-American War. Commodore George C. Read writes the secretary of the United States legation in Madrid, assessing the danger posed by English or Spanish privateers, and the U.S. Navy resources available to combat the potential threat. The letter, in a secretarial hand, is signed by George Campbell Read, commander of the U.S.S. United States and of the U.S. Navy's African Squadron. Read (1788-1862) had a long and distinguished naval career. He joined the crew of the U.S.S. Constitution in 1806, first serving under the command of his uncle, Capt. Hugh G. Campbell, and then as a lieutenant under Commodore Isaac Hull during the War of 1812. Read also served under Commodore Stephen Decatur when the U.S.S. United States defeated H.M.S. Macedonian. Read rose steadily through the ranks and took command of the Constitution in 1825. After several years at the Philadelphia Naval School he was put in command of the African Squadron from 1846 to 1847, the period in which this letter was written. Read later commanded the Mediterranean Squadron, and was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1862, a month before his death. Read's letter is in response to a January 31, 1847 letter from J.C. Reynolds, which was addressed to "the officer in command of any armed vessel of the U. States." Reynolds had apparently sent out a message to all the captains of Navy vessels in the Atlantic, warning them that the Mexican government may be trying to hire European privateers to harass and capture American shipping during the Mexican-American War. Read, whose ship was anchored at Cape Verde, off the west coast of Africa, writes in response: "I can readily conceive the danger to which our commerce may be exposed, if the Mexican agent in England & Spain should succeed in persuading the subjects of those nations to fit out privateers. But it seems to me so improbable that men, having no ports into which they could carry their prizes for adjudication, should attempt it. And if their object should be merely to plunder our vessels of such articles as privateers could store, their gains would hardly compensate them for the expense incurred and the risk they may take." Read notes that he has been directed to send the sloop of war Marion to Gibraltar in response to Reynolds' concerns. He writes, however: "...the 'Marion' is by no means fit to cruize [sic] for privateers. This vessel has become very foul from the length of time it has been kept on the coast of Africa; but it is the only cruizer [sic] we have on this station that can, with propriety be employed for such service." A very interesting letter from the commander of the U.S. Navy's African squadron, discussing a little-considered aspect of the Mexican-American War.

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        CALIFORNIAN

      Monterey & San Francisco, 1847. First volume in quarto format, folded sheets, unbound as issued. Second volume in folio, as issued. Sixteen numbers of the first volume are in excellent condition. Of the others, No. 3 has a large hole through both leaves, obliterating some text; No. 5 is silked and separated at fold; No. 15 is silked; No. 28 has a small hole; No. 29 is silked and separated at fold, with small hole and corner missing. Four numbers of the second volume have small sections missing, either clipped or torn out. In two red half morocco and cloth boxes. An extensive run of the first California newspaper, comprised of twenty-one issues of the first volume and six numbers of the second volume. The set offered here is likely the most complete to appear on the market since the Streeter sale in 1968. The California State Library's set is less complete - as is every other known run of the newspaper save for a complete set handled by Howell and a run of thirty-eight numbers sold at the Streeter sale (for $17,500 in 1968). A set belonging to the California Pioneers was destroyed by fire. THE CALIFORNIAN was edited by Walter Colton, author of DECK AND PORT (1850) and THREE YEARS IN CALIFORNIA (1850), and Robert Semple, a frontier doctor from Kentucky. The first issue appeared on Aug. 15, 1846, and the newspaper continued to be published weekly in Monterey, in English and Spanish on the Zamorano Press, the first printing press in California. Paper was so scarce that a few issues had to be printed on cigar wrapping papers. Much of the news is comprised of firsthand accounts of local happenings. When there was a scarcity of news items, Colton and Semple used fillers of poetry and fiction, or culled from newspapers received in exchange. The paper was printed every Saturday until No. 36, April 24, 1847, when Colton turned the business over to Semple due to ill health. Number 37, here present, notes the change, and that number and the next issue, the last published in Monterey, appeared on Thursday rather than Saturday. Semple moved the paper almost immediately to San Francisco, where he began publication in a larger folio format on May 22, 1847. The paper bore the masthead, THE CALIFORNIAN, until No. 15, Aug. 28, here present, when "The" was dropped. B.R. Buckelew took over as publisher on July 17, Robert Gordon on Oct. 27, and Buckelew again on Jan. 26, 1848. THE CALIFORNIAN served as a vital source of news for the American forces during their occupation of California in the Mexican War. The paper continued in its important role after the war with its support of the new government, printing the texts of the various official proclamations, and strongly advocating a territorial relationship with the United States as a first step toward annexation. The issues included here include Part I of a review, with extracts, of Melville's TYPEE (Vol. I, No. 21), a reprinting of the prospectus for the paper establishing editorial policy (Vol. I, No. 30), and an account of the rescue of the Donner party survivors (Vol. I, No. 32), among many other items of great historical interest. The only opportunity likely to present itself to acquire a fabled California rarity.

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        The Scottish Ale-brewer and Practical Maltster: A Comprehensive Digest of the Art of Brewing Ales According to the Scottish System: Containing Four Tables of Original Gravities and Attenuations, of th

      A. And C. Balck. Whittaker & Co.,, 1847. Third Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dustjacket. 1847. Third Edition. 251 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth with black lettering. Re-bound with noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks. Chipping and tearing to page edges with intermittent annotations and dog-eared corners. Inscription of previous owners name and stamp at titles ink marks along block-edge. Although spine is new, boards appear to be original. Slight bumping to spine ends with significant wear to corners. Noticeable rubbing and scuffing along edges and over surfaces with scuffing, ink marking and water marking over cloth. Tanning running alongside spine.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Heilbronn, 14. V. 1847. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. An Oberlehrer Mehl in Stuttgart: "Deine Frl. Schwägerin hat mir versprochen, einen Brief von mir an Dich mitzunehmen und ihn zugleich mit einem Fürwort bei Dir zu begleiten, da er eine Bitte enthält. Ich wollte eben schreiben, es sei eine unverfängliche Bitte, die mit Dogmatik so wenig als mit Apologetik etwas zu thun habe; allein ich bemerke mit Schrecken, daß dieß nicht einmal wahr ist und im Gegentheil meine Bitte in den gefährlichen Bereich der Dogmatik näml. den der Eschatologie fällt. Doch dieß sieht nun ohne Zweifel wieder schlimmer aus, als die Sache in Wahr[heit] ist: ich komme also zu dieser, nämlich zur Sache [.]". - Stark fleckig und mit größeren Randläsuren (tlw. Buchstabenverlust).

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        Recueil de 11 Publications originales concernant la polémique autour de la méthode d'enseignement du chant et de la musique d'Émile Chevé.

      Paris, chez l'Auteur 1847-1864 - 1° Question musicale. Protestation adressée au Comité Central d'Instruction primaire de la Ville de Paris, contre un rapport de sa Commission du Chant. Par Émile Chevé. A Paris, chez l'Auteur - 1847 - 64 pages. Couverture conservée. 2° Rapport au Comité Central d'Instruction primaire. Au nom de la Commission de surveillance de l'Enseignement du Chant. Rapporteur: M. G. Hequet - 4 pages. 3° Coup de Grâce à la routine musicale par Émile Chevé. A l'occasion d'un nouveau rapport de la Commission spéciale de surveillance de l'Enseignement du Chant, dans les écoles communales de la Ville de Paris. A Paris, chez l'Auteur - 1851 - 79 pages - Couverture conservée. 4° Une Lettre de M. Adam. Réfutation par Émile Chevé. Mars 1855. A Paris, chez l'Auteur. 32 pages - non coupé - couverture conservée. 5° Appel au Pouvoir. Réponse à l'Effort suprême de la routine musicale. Par Émile Chevé. Paris, chez l'Auteur - novembre 1856 - 100 pages - non coupé - couverture conservée. 6° Le Dernier mot de la Science officielle. Examen des leçons de Lecture musicale. De M. F. Halévy. Par Émile Chevé. Paris, chez l'Auteur - avril 1858 - 160 pages - Couverture conservée. 7° Réflexions critiques sur la Brochure Musiciens et de quelques amateurs sur le Système d'Enseignement musical. Par M. le Dr. Émile Chevé. Havre, Imprimerie commerciale Costey Frères - 1860 - 29 pages couverture conservée. 8° Société de Patronage pour la propagation de la Méthode Galin-Paris-Chevé. Bulletin N°1. A Paris, Siège provisoire de la Société - 47 pages - 1862 - couverture conservée. 9° Le Passé, le Présent et l'Avenir du Chiffre appliqué à la notation musicale en Allemagne par William Cronthal. Paris, Imprimerie Centrale des Chemins de Fer de Napoléon Chaix et C. - 1863 - 20 pages - couverture conservée. 10° M. Aimé Paris et ses Inventions. Trois Feuilletons de M. Alexis Azevedo dans l'Opinion Nationale (25 août, 1er et 8 septembre 1863). Dieppe, Imprimerie d'Émile Delevoye - 23 pages - couverture conservée. 11° Historique et Procès-verbal du Concours musical ouvert à Paris. Le 12 juin 1853, sous la présidence de M. Henri Réber suivi des Comptes rendus des Journaux et accompagné de Notes. Seconde Édition. Paris, Juin - 1864 - 82 pages - couverture conservée. Toutes ces publications sont des éditions originales. Reliure demi chagrin rouge. Dos à nerfs orné de filets et de fleurons dorés. Date en pied (1847-1864). Exemplaire UNIQUE, bien relié. Très bon état. Format in-8°(22x15). Né le 1er juin 1804 à Douarnenez (Finistère), mort le 25 août 1864 à Fontenay-le-Comte (Vendée), chirurgien de marine, médecin, propagateur de la méthode d'enseignement musicale chiffrée, dite méthode Galin-Paris-Chevé. Professeur de musique vocale des écoles impériales. Animateur du journal La Réforme musicale et des chorales du choral-Chevé. Fouriériste, de même que sa seconde épouse Nanine, née Paris (1800-1868). Si Émile est le théoricien de l'école, on doit à Nanine aidée par son frère Aimé Paris (1798-1866), la partie pratique de la méthode. Le projet du trio est d'écrire une méthode qui puisse être apprise sans aucune éducation musicale, créant ainsi un enseignement populaire de la musique. 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der topographischen Anatomie und ihrer praktisch medicinisch-chirurgischen Anwendungen. 2 Bde.

      - Wien, Verlag von Druck von J.B. Wallishauser, 1847, 8°, XVI, 523, XII, 427 pp., 2 Halblederbände der Zeit mit roten Rückenschildern; feines Exemplar. Seltene erste Ausgabe des ersten deutschsprachigen Werkes über topografische Anatomie ! - Joseph Hyrtl (1799-1868), professor of anatomy at Vienna, published the first text on topographical anatomy in German. He was for 30 years the most popular lecturer on the subject in Europe, and ranks as one of the greatest of medical scholars. - Garrison & Morton No. 414 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NEUSÄSS/bei Augsburg. - Manöver. "Feld-Manöver. Das Corps des Generallieutenant Graf zu Pappenheim erstürmt den Kobelberg bei Neusäs (Am 1ten September 1846)". Blick auf die Truppenübung, im Hintergrund Gesamtansicht von Neusäß.

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1847, 27,5 x 42,5 cm. Pressler 537, II; Lentner 5829. - "Der Kobelberg wird vom Korps des Generalleutnant Graf Pappenheim gestürmt. Rechts oben am Hang der abrückende gegnerische Stab und teilweise im Rückzug begriffene feuernde Infanterie. Vorne in der Mitte einige Stabsoffiziere den Berg heraufziehend, daneben einige Jäger. Dahinter angreifende Infanterie mit gefällten Bajonetten. Im Hintergrund feuernde Artillerie und attackierende Kavallerie. Rechts vorne der Künstler" (Pressler 523, zur Vorzeichnung). - ". jedoch kleiner Änderungen bei der Staffage im Vordergrund: links statt einem sitzenden Zuschauer ein knieender Infanterist, rechts vorne zusätzlich ein sitzender Infanterist" (Pressler 537). - Bis auf die Einfassungslinie geschnitten und alt mit Titelei auf braunes Papier mit Tuschlinie montiert. Das Montagepapier leicht knittrig. Frisches, leuchtendes Altkolorit! - "Sehr schönes und seltenes Blatt!" (Lentner). "Bei dem großen Augsburger Feldlager von 1846 war Gustav Kraus als Bildberichterstatter anwesend und hielt die hautsächlichen Manöver und Truppenbewegungen in Bleistiftzeichnungen fest, von denen insgesamt vierzehn erhalten sind (Nrn. 523-536, siehe dort auch die genaue Lokalisierung und Dauer des Lagers.). Fünf große Manöver und der abschließende Fackelzug in Augsburg zu Ehren des anwesenden König Ludwigs I. kamen im folgenden Jahr 1847 als repräsentative und anschauliche Lithographien heraus. Ob diese Folge geschlossen, eventuell in einem Umschlag, verkauft wurde oder in Einzelblättern, konnte nicht ermittelt werden. Jedenfalls darf man mit Sicherheit annehmen, daß die aufgrund persönlicher Anschauung entstandenen Lithographien in ihrer präzisen Treffsicherheit und ihrer dokumentarischen Genauigkeit jeden ansprechen mußten, der das Manöver aktiv oder passiv miterlebt hatte. Somit war die Folge für Gustav Kraus sicher ein geschäftlicher Erfolg. Erhalten sind sehr wenige Exemplare, was man auf das >VerbrauchenKonsum< hinweist" (Pressler S. 335). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Journal of First Mate on the Brig Hyder Ali sailing from New York to Montevideo, Uruguay 1847-1848

      Quarto. Quarter calf and marbled paper covered boards with blank leaves. Front board largely detached (hanging by a thread), pages modestly toned, a few page corners dogearred, but good or better. Ownership signature of "Edmund Jones, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Journal. Nov. 1st, 1847 On board the Brig Hyder Ali. Geo. W. Wetherill, Master." Jones has used all 124 of the blank leaves to meticulously record the events of a journey carrying lumber from New York to Montevideo, in a reasonably legible hand. He notes his efforts to gain a berth, and then reports the weather, sailing information, and location, as well as the fishing. The Hyder Ali was caught up in a conflict between Argentina and Uruguay, and are for a while kept from their destination by a blockade, and in their turn are boarded by U.S., French, and British warships. Additionally they are fired upon and hit by cannon from Argentine shore batteries. Caught in Montevideo for a time, he provides a good description of the inhabitants, the city, and the docks. At the conclusion of the journal Jones notes the entire crew's roster, noting that one crew member was struck by a boom, knocked over board, and drowned.Our research indicates that Edmund Jones (1824-1900) never married, he was a seaman or mate on "several ocean going vessels," he lived for several years in the silver mining district of Montana, returned to New York, and died of pneumonia at Cold Spring Harbor. Apparently, he left his journal behind when he went west, and another owner's name, "Frank Long" appears, along with a note appended on the last leaf that Long has been contracted to build a blacksmith shop in Oyster Bay. A lively, better than usual, sailor's journal. .

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        Greens grosser Luftballon im Lande der Antipoden

      Vienna: 'Bureau de Theaterzeitung', 1847. Engraved sheet measuring 238 x 308 mm; single crease, some rubbing, small closed marginal tears; good overall. Rare and colourful caricature set in an imagined antipodes. This satirical Austrian engraving parodies the ambition of Charles Green, the great British balloonist, to cross the Atlantic, here showing his alarming arrival in the antipodes.Charles Green (1785-1870) was the greatest British aviator of the nineteenth-century, an innovator in hot-air ballooning who made over 500 ascents over the course of his career. From 1840 onwards he fermented ambitious plans to cross the Atlantic by balloon but was never able to bring them to fruition. Green's bold intention was the focus of parody and caustic wit, as exemplified by this satirical cartoon where he lands in the antipodes amongst indigenous figures deployed amidst a mock society function.

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        WELLENBURG/bei Augsburg. - Manöver. "Feld-Manöver. IV. Rückzug des Ostcorps durch Wöllenburg, verfolgt durch das Westcorps unter dem Befehl des Generalleutenant Graf zu Ysenburg. (Im Augsburger Lager am 2ten Sept. 1846)". Blick auf die Truppenübung, rechts Ansicht von Wellenburg und links im Hintergrund Gesamtansicht von Augsburg.

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, dat. 1847, 27 x 42,5 cm. Pressler 540. - "Links feuernde Artilleriestellung mit wartenden Bespannungen, in der Mitte Stab, rechts marschierende Infanterie. Rechts auf der Höhe Wellenburg mit Schloß" (Pressler 523, zur Vorzeichnung). - ". jedoch vorne in der Mitte zusätzliche Staffage: eine Bäuerin mit kleinem Buben neben zwei Infanteristen, rechts vorne zwei Sitzende in Tracht und ein Hund" (Pressler 540). - Bis auf die Einfassungslinie geschnitten und alt mit Titelei auf braunes Papier mit Tuschlinie montiert. Das Montagepapier leicht knittrig. Frisches, leuchtendes Altkolorit! "Bei dem großen Augsburger Feldlager von 1846 war Gustav Kraus als Bildberichterstatter anwesend und hielt die hautsächlichen Manöver und Truppenbewegungen in Bleistiftzeichnungen fest, von denen insgesamt vierzehn erhalten sind (Nrn. 523-536, siehe dort auch die genaue Lokalisierung und Dauer des Lagers.). Fünf große Manöver und der abschließende Fackelzug in Augsburg zu Ehren des anwesenden König Ludwigs I. kamen im folgenden Jahr 1847 als repräsentative und anschauliche Lithographien heraus. Ob diese Folge geschlossen, eventuell in einem Umschlag, verkauft wurde oder in Einzelblättern, konnte nicht ermittelt werden. Jedenfalls darf man mit Sicherheit annehmen, daß die aufgrund persönlicher Anschauung entstandenen Lithographien in ihrer präzisen Treffsicherheit und ihrer dokumentarischen Genauigkeit jeden ansprechen mußten, der das Manöver aktiv oder passiv miterlebt hatte. Somit war die Folge für Gustav Kraus sicher ein geschäftlicher Erfolg. Erhalten sind sehr wenige Exemplare, was man auf das >VerbrauchenKonsum< hinweist" (Pressler S. 335). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        XX vedute di Venezia disegnate da G. Batta Cecchini e Tom.o Viola.

      Venezia: Giuseppe Kier, 1847 - In-4 oblungo (26 x 35 cm) (2) (1) c. (frontespizio inciso) 20 c. (di tavole litografiche). Mezza tela, cartoncino editoriale. Qualche fioritura. 21 belle litografie, compresa quella del frontespizio, rappresentanti rispettivamente, il leone con spada in mano e libro aperto in cornice dogale, con scritta "Venezia offerta dal municipio agli scienziati italiani riuniti pel IX congresso 13 settembre 1847"; Piazza San Marco; Basilica San Marco; S. Marco; Piazza S. Marco; Cortile del Palazzo Ducale; S. Marco; Ponti della paglia e dei Sospiri; Ponte di Rialto; Palazzo Foscari; Fondaco dei Turchi; Canal Grande; S. Simeone e Giuda; S. S. Giov. E Paolo; Scuola di S. Rocco; Arsenale; Madonna dell'orto; S. Donato; Torcello; Chioggia; Gondola veneziana. Cecchini Giovanni Battista (1804-1879). Litografo, pittore, architetto. Nato a Venezia. Bell'esemplare. 19mo secolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Opbyggelige Taler i forskjellig Aand.

      1847 1847 - Af S. Kierkegaard. (Første Afdeling: En Leiligheds-Tale. Anden Afdeling: Hvad man lærer af Lilierne paa Marken of af Himmelens Fugle, Tre Taler. Tredie Afdeling: Lidelsernes Evangelium, Christelige Taler). 1. udgave. Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1847. 155; 64; 140 s. Indbundet i ét samtidigt hellærredsbind med blindtrykte bordurer. De første sider meget svagt plettede, ellers et rent og velholdt ekspl. 1st edit. Contp. cloth with blind-tooled decorations. First pages very slightly foxed, otherwise a nice clean copy. * Himmelstrup 101. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BATTLE OF CERRO GORDO APRIL 17TH & 18TH 1847 FROM SURVEYS MADE BY MAJOR TURNBULL & CAPT. McCLELLAN. TOPL. ENGS. DRAWN BY CAPT. McCLELLAN.

      [Washington, D.C. 1847]. - Engraved map, 12 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches, with hand-coloring, on a 19 1/2 x 23 3/4 inch sheet. Old folds. Small splits at four cross-folds. Foxing. Good. A scarce and detailed map of the Battle of Cerro Gordo, one of the important battles of the Mexican-American War. General Winfield Scott's victory at Cerro Gordo, over a much larger force commanded by Santa Anna, allowed the Americans to move closer to Mexico City. The map shows the location of the Mexican battery at the pass, as well as an additional Mexican battery of seventeen guns. Most dynamically, it shows the location of several American forces, including those commanded by Shields, Riley, Twiggs, Worth, and Pillow, as well as the location of the American dragoons and light artillery. A printed note below the map records that Scott commanded some 8325 men, while Santa Anna had twice that under his command. A further note records a total of sixty-three American killed, and 367 wounded. The Mexican forces took some 1,000 in killed and wounded. The map was drawn by George B. McClellan, then a captain under Winfield Scott and a participant in the battle; some fifteen years before he achieved notoriety as a commander in the Civil War, and as the Democratic nominee for President in 1864.

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        BATTLE OF CERRO GORDO APRIL 17th & 18th 1847 FROM SURVEYS MADE BY MAJOR TURNBULL & CAPT. McCLELLAN. TOPL. ENGS. DRAWN BY CAPT. McCLELLAN

      [Washington, D.C. 1847].. Engraved map, 12½ x 18½ inches, with hand-coloring, on a 19½ x 23¾ inch sheet. Old folds. Small splits at four cross-folds. Foxing. Good. A scarce and detailed map of the Battle of Cerro Gordo, one of the important battles of the Mexican-American War. General Winfield Scott's victory at Cerro Gordo, over a much larger force commanded by Santa Anna, allowed the Americans to move closer to Mexico City. The map shows the location of the Mexican battery at the pass, as well as an additional Mexican battery of seventeen guns. Most dynamically, it shows the location of several American forces, including those commanded by Shields, Riley, Twiggs, Worth, and Pillow, as well as the location of the American dragoons and light artillery. A printed note below the map records that Scott commanded some 8,325 men, while Santa Anna had twice that under his command. A further note records a total of sixty-three Americans killed, and 367 wounded. The Mexican forces took some 1,000 in killed and wounded. The map was drawn by George B. McClellan, then a captain under Winfield Scott and a participant in the battle, some fifteen years before he achieved notoriety as a commander in the Civil War and as the Democratic nominee for president in 1864.

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        Ornamental Map of the United States and Mexico. 1847.

      Phelps, Ensign and Thayer, New York 1847 - A hand-colored map with image area measuring 72 cm x 54 cm, with black scroll rods at top and lower edges. Paper backed by linen with edge wear and chips, darker glued areas from the backing, toning, and browning of the lower edge, with one area rubbed through at the top of the Washington portrait. Very good condition considering the cheap paper, which generally did not hold up well on these maps. The "Phelps Ornamental Map of the United States and Mexico" was published to capitalize on Mexican War interest and was reprinted with variations many times to keep up with progressions in the war. The illustrations appear to be from woodcuts. The vignettes at the top are of Cortez, Washington, and Montezuma, with Zachary Taylor and Santa Anna pictured below. The informational boxes include Distances in Mexico, Population of the Republic of Mexico, Oregon, New Mexico and the Californias, Mexico and its conquest, and a Chronological and Statistical View of the United States. The cartography takes some liberties, and the 1847 US-Mexican border is put roughly from the Gila River over to the Rio Grande. Wheat Gold 36. Wheat 551. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

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        The Fairy Ring: A New Collection of Popular Tales. Translated from the German of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, by John Edward Taylor; With twelve illustrations by Richard Doyle

      London: John Murray 1847. Expanded second edition of 1847. (iii), iv-viii, (1), 399, (1) pp. Half leather over marbled boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Boards rubbed & worn. Foxing to endpapers. One section loose. Lacks printed title page but with extra engraved title page by Doyle present, which reads: 'The Fairy Ring. A Collection of Tales and Traditions. Translated from the German by John Edward Taylor and illustrated by Richard Doyle.' Title taken from the Oxford copy. Engraved title and ten plates by Doyle. An early uncommon translation of Grimm. Binding firm. Good condition. . Good. Half Leather. Second Edition. 1847. 12mo..

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        TEMPLE OF EDFOU, ANCIENT APPOLINOPOLOS. UPPER EGYPT [A Wide Complete View of the Temple, Being an Original Hand-Coloured Lithograph From] THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA

      London F.G. Moon and Co. 1847 - From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 23" x 17.5", the captioned image, is 19.25" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an especially attractive plate showing one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. The temple is located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. The temple of Edfu is the largest temple dedicated to Horus. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt there are also views available of Tyre, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three Years Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China,: including a visit to the tea, silk and cotton countries: with an account of the agriculture and horticulture of the Chinese, new plants, etc.

      London John Murray 1847 - The Signet Library copy bound in contemporary speckled calf with their gilt motto front and back. Neatly re-backed to style. Light age-toning throughout, edges of binding rubbed, but overall a very good copy. First edition pp.xiv, 406, 3 plates, text illustrations, map.

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        MAZATLAN, WAS TAKEN BY THE U.S. PACIFIC SQUADRON, COMMODORE WM. BRANFORD SHUBRICK, NOV. 12th, 1847 [manuscript caption title]

      [N.p., 1847. Some flaking of the blue paint in the water. 4 1/2-inch horizontal closed tear in right portion of the image. Overall, very good. Matted, and in a modern frame. A detailed, colorful, and accomplished painting of the American capture of Mazatlán during the Mexican-American War. William H. Meyers, a gunner on board the U.S.S. Dale, produced some of the most significant artwork illustrating the fighting in California and on the west coast of Mexico. A collection of his drawings, owned by Franklin Roosevelt, was published in 1939. The present work was not a part of that collection but is clearly part of the same series. Original artwork from the Mexican-American War is rarely available. In the preface to the 1939 publication of the Meyers sketchbook that he owned, Roosevelt wrote: "By means of Meyers' realistic sketches...we are enabled to follow the epic naval conquest of California with an understanding which has heretofore been impossible. He participated in many of the scenes depicted, and for the others had the privilege of discussion with eye- witnesses. There seems to have been no facile pen among the handful of bold, hard-bitten husky sailors, marines, soldiers and frontiersmen who won that empire for us. No doubt pen and paper were scarce in that primitive region. Complicated war operations scattered through a thousand miles of virgin coast and country gave little opportunity for writing or sketching. Thus the very dearth of adequate contemporary literature adds much to the historical value of Gunner Meyers' brush." The capture of Mazatlán, on the west coast of Mexico, was an important American victory during the Mexican- American War. The most active Mexican port on the West Coast, Mazatlán was strategically important as an information link to the East Coast, and was a major supply base for Mexican forces. The port was captured by naval forces led by Commodore William Shubrick commanding his ship, Independence, assisted by the United States ships Congress and Cyane. At the time that Mazatlán was captured, the U.S.S. Dale, on which William Meyers served, was patrolling off the coast of Guaymas, some 560 miles to the north. As Roosevelt noted, for the scenes that Meyers did not witness personally (such as this one), he relied on eyewitness testimony for his paintings. This painting is dominated by Shubrick's flagship, the Independence, with a number of smaller rowboats behind it. The buildings and hills of Mazatlán stretch the length of the image beyond the ship, and a number of individuals can be seen along the beach and on the waterfront. Several of the buildings fly various flags, demonstrating the importance of Mazatlán as a port. William H. Meyers (b. 1815) went to sea aboard a trading vessel to the West Indies in 1838 and also worked as a civilian in ordinance at the Washington Navy Yard. In 1841 he joined the United States Navy as a gunner, and was assigned to the U.S.S. Cyane. He served under Commodore Thomas Ap Catesby Jones, taking part in the presumptive American seizure of Monterey in 1842. During the Mexican-American War, Meyers served as gunner on the U.S.S. Dale, and participated in many naval and land battles on the coast of Mexico and California. Due to ill health Meyers resigned from the Navy in 1848, and worked at the naval laboratory in Washington, DC. Meyers was an untrained but accomplished and prolific artist and he made a number of sketches and paintings during his career of naval service in the 1840s. Franklin Roosevelt owned one of Meyers' original sketchbooks, containing fifty-four drawings of scenes during the Mexican-American War. Twenty-eight of those sketches were published by Random House in 1939 in a volume printed by the Grabhorn Press in an edition of 1000 copies, and with an introduction by Roosevelt and a historical narrative by Captain Dudley W. Knox. Roosevelt's sketchbook is part of the collection at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York. Meyers also made sketches of his 1841-44 cruise in the Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Cyane, several of which were published in 1955 in a volume also printed by the Grabhorn Press. The Bancroft Library at the University of California owns a painting by Meyers of "The Taking of Monterey on October 20, 1842," created during Meyers' service on the Cyane. The present view of Mazatlán being taken by the U.S. Pacific Squadron in 1847 was part of an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1976. An attractive painting of an important American naval victory during the Mexican-American War.

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        The Comic History of England

      London: Published at the Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street, 1847. First edition. 20 colored etching and 120 woodcuts by John Leech. xii, 320; xii, 304 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Bounds in full morocco, by Tout, t.e.g., with original blue printed pictorial wrappers and ads bound in at back. Bookplate of Frasier W. McCann. Leech, John. First edition. 20 colored etching and 120 woodcuts by John Leech. xii, 320; xii, 304 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. PRINTED WRAPPERS BOUND IN.

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        Eigenhändiges musikalisches Albumblatt mit Notenzeile und Unterschrift, 1 Seite, quer-8, Wien, 7. 2. 1847.

      - 4 Takte aus dem 2. Akt seiner Oper "Alessandro Stradella": "Tief in den Abruzzen, da lauert im Moos". Links unten biographische Notiz von fremder Hand. Flotows Oper war 1844 unter tosendem Beifall in Hamburg uraufgeführt worden; in Wien wurde sie im Jahr darauf sowohl im Theater an der Wien wie auch im Kärntnertortheater gespielt. Am 29. Jänner 1847 leitete der Komponist persönlich eine Aufführung im Kärntnertortheater, einige Monate später wurde ebenda die eigens für Wien komponierte "Martha" in Anwesenheit Flotows aus der Taufe gehoben.

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        The Mountains and Lakes of Switzerland, the Tyrol, and Italy. From Drawings Made During a Tour Through These Countries.

      London, M.A. Nattali. 1847, - Folio (27 x 37 cm). printed titlepage + 20 full-page hand-coloured lithographs, comprising frontispiece (by Ackermann dated 1845), dedication piece, and 18 scenic views, with 16 blank protective leaves + 12 printed leaves (title + list of plates + 10 textleaves), Intermittent very light marginal foxing and browning, mostly affecting verso of plates. Quarter leather. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Inside front hinge starting, small accident to title on spine. All edges gilt. On the whole a very good and sound copy in a contemporary binding. Rare. 20 most beautiful artistic views from a travel journey through the Alps mid 19th century. Deuxième édition, la première fut publiée par Ackermann & Hering a Londres en 1845. Un bel album de lithographies en couleurs romantiques sur les Alpes. Rare et recherché (Perret). 2. Ausgabe dieser prachtvollen und sehr stimmungsvollen lithographierten Ansichten, die nach Zeichnungen vor Ort von George E. Hering entstanden sind. Die Ansichten zeigen: Gerlos Pass; Königssee; Fügen; Zillertal; Salza bei Pass Lueg; Hallstädter See; Thun; Schloss Unspunnen und Jungfrau; Chillon; Sitten; bei Viesch; Grimsel Pass; Locarno; Isola de San Giulio; Gandria; Nesso; Bellagio & Lago di Garda.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2222; Wäber p. 78 (1845 edition); Abbey, Travels in Aquatint and Lithography 63 (1847 edition); Interlibrum (W. Alicke). Cat. 334, N° 76. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Benediktiner - Stift Rheinau an die hohe eidgenössische Tagsatzung und sämmliche hohe Stände der schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft.

      o. O. 1847 - 35 x 22,5 cm, 8 S., angebunden: 2 Beilagen über die Vermögensverwaltung des Stiftes Rheinau. 1803 und 1836. 2 S., wasserfelckig,

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        The Fairy Ring: A New Collection of Popular Tales. Translated from the German of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, by John Edward Taylor; With twelve illustrations by Richard Doyle

      John Murray 1847, London - Expanded second edition of 1847. (iii), iv-viii, (1), 399, (1) pp. Half leather over marbled boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Boards rubbed & worn. Foxing to endpapers. One section loose. Lacks printed title page but with extra engraved title page by Doyle present, which reads: 'The Fairy Ring. A Collection of Tales and Traditions. Translated from the German by John Edward Taylor and illustrated by Richard Doyle.' Title taken from the Oxford copy. Engraved title and ten plates by Doyle. An early uncommon translation of Grimm. Binding firm. Good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        English Etymologies

      John Murray, 1847, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, 1st Edition. Size: 150 x 230 mm. 492 pages. Item Type: Book. A rebinding copy, Internally very good. Half Title Title page preface vii, 477 pp plus index to page 492 and 16pp publishers catalogue to rear. Catalogue is a liittle browned the first and last few leaves are slightly foxed and there is the very occasional foxing internally. The binding is the original brown blind stamped cloth and mainly complete, top and tail of spine have bits missing and are tatty and spine is almost detached but with the majority of the blind stamped cloth still present it makes a good rebind prospect. Why on Amazon do many sellers not describe their actual book? Buy with confidence from an old established Bricks & Mortar Real Bookshop Maynard & Bradley in the centre of Leicester PBFA(now relapsed) and CAMBO members for many years. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Language & Linguistics; Britain/UK; 19th century; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 15240.

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        OMOO: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS

      John Murray, London 1847 - First British edition preceeding the American edition by several weeks. Original decorated red cloth covered boards expertly re-backed with new endpapers. Spine stamped in gilt. Frontispiece map showing the relative positions of the Marquesas and Tahiti. Illustration on page 78. 321 pages with 16 pages of publisher's ads at the rear. Signature mark "P" on p. 209 as called for by BAL. Melville's second book preceeded by Typee. Small, neat contemporary owner's name. A tight, very good copy. Internally quite clean and nice. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: RON RAMSWICK BOOKS]
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        The Shoes of Fortune

      Chapman & Hall, London 1847 - 1st English language edition. 8vo., 17.7 x 11.8cm green cloth boards with blind stamped decoration to the front and back and gilt vignette and titles to the front and spine. (viii) 168pp with 4 full page sepia plates and decorative black and white initial letter and tail pieces to each of the eleven stories; The Shoes of Fortune, The Little Fir Tree, The Snow Queen, The Shepherdess and The Chimney Sweep, The Elfin Mound, The Leap-Frog, The Elder-Bush, The Red Shoes, The Bell, Holger Danske, The Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. The last one being a tale contributed by the translator Charles Boner. The book has been rebacked with the original spine laid down. There is slight toning to the edges and spine but the gilt decoration and titles remain bright. There are small dents to the middle of the edges where the book has been tied up at some point and there is very slight bruising to the corners. Internally, the book has the signature of author J Gatthorne Hardy to the front endpaper and spotting to the plates and page facing on all four plates. Otherwise the book is clean with only the occasional spot, mainly confined to the preliminaries. All in all a very good first English Language edition of this collection of tales in its original decorative boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Bookshelf Online]
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        Letter, signed ("Metternich") to Viscount Ponsonby enclosing a warrant to allow the British sloop "Arab" to enforce the terms of the Treaty of London of 20 December, 1841, between Great Britain, Prussia, France, Austia, and Russia, to suppress the slave trade

      [Vienna], 1847. 1-/2 pages on rectos of single bifolium. In French. 1 vols. Folio. Docketed at top of firt page "transmit warrant for the 'Arab'". Creased at top, small, semi-circular tear through both leaves (text unaffected), minor soiling; overall, very good. 1-/2 pages on rectos of single bifolium. In French. 1 vols. Folio. Enforcing the Ban on the Slave Trade. The Treaty of London of 20 December, 1841, the so-called "Quintuple Treaty" between the 5 major powers, was the first major international agreement to abolish the slave trade. The agreement allowed a squadron of designated ships of the Royal Navy, with certain powers of search and seizure, to patrol the coast of Africa, Each of the ships of the Royal Navy had to be approved, however, with an official warrant, by the signatory nations. The present document transmits such a warrant from Austria for the English sloop "Arab", under the command of William Morris. Viscount Ponsonby (c.1770-1855) was a career diplomat who, despite the fact that, according to the ODNB, "his behaviour as an ambassador sometimes embarrassed the government" (for numerous affairs), he was appointed to Vienna as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, serving from 1846 to 1850. Metternich, of course has been called the greatest diplomat of the 19th century.

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        OEUVRES DE LAPLACE Seven Volumes [Included are Traité de méchanique céleste, Exposition du Système du monde, Théorie analytique des probabilitiés and Essai philosophique sur les probabilitiés]

      Paris:: Imprimerie Royale,, 1847. First Edition. Very Good+. COMPLETE IN SEVEN VOLUMES. Seven Very Good+ hardback First Edition First Printings bound in quarter purple leather and marbled boards with raised bands spines, gilt lettering and decoration spine, marbled endpapers. Mild cover edge wear, scattered foxing, dampstain lower corner Volume 7, dampstain rear plate Volume 4 affecting figures, scuffs covers. 4tos. 420 pp. 440 pp. 381 pp. 552 pp. 540 pp. 479 pp. 691 pp.

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        An Account of the Measurement of Two Sections of The Meridional Arc of India, Bounded by the Parallels of 18ø 3' 15''; 24ø 7' 11''; & 29ø 30' 48''. Conducted Under the Orders of The Honourable East-India Company.

      London: Printed by Order of the Court of Directors of the Hon. East-India Company by J. & H. Cox. 1847.. 1847. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book folio, 32cm, the First Edition, in 2volumes, (v2 plates), clxxxvii; [iv],439 +[1]pp., with 34 maps and plates, (1 folded, 1 large folding), several tables and folding tables, rebound in contemporary style half green calf, wide gilt decorated raised bands, gilt borders and elephant decoration on the panels, gilt titles, blind decorated borders on the marbled boards, small contemp library stamp on the titles, a fine set, very rare (cgc) Rare account. Everest [1790-1866] was Surveyor General of India and largely responsible for completing the section of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India. He made a survey of Java for Sir Stamford Raffles before this survey of India. He was knighted in 1861 and Mount Everest is named after him. DNB p. 412, Kaul 1827. .

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        Der kleine Büffon. Pragmatische Naturgeschichte des Thierreichs für das Volk und die reifere Jugend. 3 Teile,

      - Gewicht in Gramm: 786 Müller, Stuttgart, 1847. XII, VI, 354, 508, 382 Seiten mit zusammen 70 (davon 36 colorierten) Stahlstich-Tafeln, Halbleder der Zeit (etwas berieben und bestoßen/2 Kapitale eingerissen/etwas stockfleckig/Name auf Vorsatz) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MEDINET ABOU, THEBES [A View of The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu; Being an Original Hand-Coloured Lithograph From] THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA

      London F.G. Moon and Co. 1847 - From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1832. Printed on a single folio sheet 23.5" x 16", the captioned image, is 19" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an attractive image inside the courtyard of the Mortuary Temple Medinet Abou, known for having over 7000 square meters of relatively well preserved decorated wall reliefs. Ruined columns and sand fill the courtyard and a single visitor gives scale to the surround walls. Excavation of the temple started in 1859, when Robert's painted this image it was at the mercy of the desert sands. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt there are also views available of Tyre, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast.that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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