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        Nothgedrungener Bericht aus seinem Leben und aus und mit Urkunden der demagogischen und antidemagogischen Umtriebe. 2 Teile in 1 Band. XXI, 429; IV, 374 S. Hübscher Halblederbd d. Z. mit ornamentaler Rücken- und etwas Deckelvergoldung.

      Leipzig, Weidmann, 1847. - Erste Ausgabe. Arndts große Dokumentation und Rechtfertigung ist zugleich eine reichhaltige Dokumentation der Demagogenverfolgungen, in die Arndt wegen seiner freisinnigen Äußerungen 1819-1822 verwickelt war. Dieser „Bericht" enthält Verhörprotokolle, Briefe und andere Dokumente, die beschlagnahmt worden waren, sowie Auszüge aus unveröffentlichten Manuskripten. Insgesamt liefern die beiden Bände eine unmittelbare Charakterisierung der preußischen Reaktion nach 1818. Darüber hinaus stellen sie wegen der zahlreichen Briefe an Jahn aus den Jahren 1810-1815 u. a. von Schleiermacher, Stein, Gneisenau, Niebuhr, C. D. Friedrich, Welcker, Eichhorn, Hardenberg, Stolberg und Nicolovius eine aufschlussreiche Quellensammlung aus der Zeit der Freiheitskriege dar. Das Buch ist eine wichtige Ergänzung zu den 1840 erschienenen 'Erinnerungen aus dem äußeren Leben'. – Titel alt gestempelt, sonst schönes, nur anfangs etwas stockfleckiges Exemplar. – Goed. VII 832, 120. Loh 486. Borst 2238. Schäfer/Schawe 924. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM A SOLDIER TO A FRIEND IN POLITICS, DISCUSSING PAY FOR VIRGINIA'S VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS IN THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]

      Buena Vista, Mexico, 1847. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old folds, very minor soiling, else quite fine. In a clear and legible hand. E.T. Blamire of Virginia writes to a friend with political connections concerning pay given to volunteers who enlisted for the Mexican-American War (namely, that they have been promised pay that has not been forthcoming). The letter lacks an address, leaving no indication of the identity of the recipient; however, Blamire does mention a recent political campaign and his friend's influence on the state legislature. He begins his letter with a lament about the dismal weather in Mexico: "I suppose you are now making preparations for a winter campaign in Richmond and as I expect you will establish your head quarters there by the first Monday in December, I shall direct this accordingly. I hope you will find it more agreeable than a spring, summer, & fall campaign in Mexico, with the prospect of a winter one with the addition of suffering the extremes of heat and cold every twenty-four hours. The heat here in the middle of the day is as great as it is with you in August, and the nights are as cold and as uncomfortable as they are in December. On the 18th and 19th of the present month we had ice in the streams around our camp 3/4 of [an] inch thick and at noon day it was hot enough to go bathing. But in spite of climate, food &c &c I am still in the enjoyment of excellent health & spirits and I am only anxious for the war to be brought to a close that I may once more have the pleasure of meeting you all in Portsmouth and giving you a true and faithful account of my adventures in Mexico. We are still in quiet possession of all this part of the country and see nothing to remind us that we [are] in an enemies country. How much longer we are to remain here is uncertain. If we are to have no fighting I don't care how soon they order us home.... "As you are now one of our legislators I will say something in regard to our volunteers. When we first commenced raising our company in Portsmouth we were informed by the Adjutant General in his letter to Capt. Young that they (the men) would be entitled to pay from the time they enrolled their names. Twenty two names were enrolled on the 28th day of November and the balance of the men were obtained between that time and the 1st of January, on which day our company was organized by the election of its officers and we left Portsmouth for the rendezvous in Richmond on the 6th of January and were mustered into the service of the U. States on the 27th of January. The men of course expected to be paid from the time of their enrollment as we had assured them they would be, but they have only been paid from the 28th of January, the day they were mustered into service. Many of them at the time of their enrollment were employed in the Navy Yard and were getting from $1 to $1.25 a day and relinquished their employment and remained in barracks drilling and qualifying themselves for soldiers. This you know yourself and it is certainly nothing more than right that they should receive pay for the time they were so employed. There seems to me to have been some mismanagement on expending the $10,000 appropriated by the Legislature for the Volunteers; some of the companies in our regiment received pay (both officers and men) from the time they enrolled their names, others again from the time they were organized by the election of their officers, but our company only from the time they were mustered into service. You will probably recollect that the Adjutant General decided that a man who signed the enrollment was from that time as much bound as a regular enlisted soldier, and that those who refused after signing the enrollment could be compelled by force to be mustered. If he was correct in his opinions they ought as a matter of right be entitled to the pay....You may probably be able to bring the matter before the Governor or the Legislature and have justice done them....It has just occurred to me that the Legislature might have no conscientious scruples about appropriating a part of the state's portion of the proceeds of the sales of public lands which had been laying idle in the Treasury for several years to the benefit of the Volunteers. What think you of it?" An interesting letter from the front concerning local politics and their effect on soldiers' pay.

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        Manuscript Journal - TeakTimber Exploitation in Burma

      Burma, 1847. Moulmein [Mawlamyine], British Burma [Myanmar], 1847-1849. Unpublished manuscript fair journal of an expedition to Burma, mainly Moulmein and environs by Thomas Laslett, a leading timber purveyor and inspector for the Royal Navy's Admiralty, penned in 1883, drawing from this original diary, and containing excellent description of the lucrative teak trade in Burma including the use of elephants for labour, also with accounts of indigenous custom and religion. 8vo. 176 pages in manuscript, plus a single page preface signed by the author. Volume measures 18 x 23 cm. Wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition, internally bright, a fascinating work in a meticulous nineteenth century hand. This expedition preceded the Second Anglo-Burmese War by only three years. The want for greater extraction of teak timber would be one of the catalysts to impose war upon, and to annex Lower Burma. [One of the primary reasons for the First and the Second Anglo-Burmese Wars (1824 and 1852, respectively) was the seemingly insatiable British desire to further exploit and control timber resources. To this end, Burma was made to cede Assam, Manipur, Rakhine (Arakan) and Tanintharyi (Tenessarim), and later the remaining coastal provinces: Ayeyarwady, Yangon and Bago. During this era, new techniques for timber harvesting were introduced by the British, for example, cutting the bark off the trees and leaving them to dry before felling them some four years later with the use of elephants. Dry wood was easier to fell, and it floated in water. As such the river Irrawady was used for transporting the wood to the saw mills near Rangoon.] Teak is the most resilient of trees, able to withstand torrential monsoons of Southeast Asia's dense forests. For this reason they've long been coveted by shipbuilders (the Titanic's decks were made of teak). Today especially, it is a scarce commodity, having been reduced to near extinction over several decades. Natural teak forests grow only in four countries - Myanmar, India, Laos and Thailand, and in very recent years, severe restrictions have been put into effect to protect the species. While the teak will certainly recover from these efforts, the Burmese elephant population is suffering. In 2014 there were 5000 elephants employed in the teak trade, in Myanmar alone. Many have been re-introduced into the wild, however their natural habitat - teak forests - have been depleted. Others are simply being gratuitously killed for their tusks. Sourcing, inspecting and preparing teak from Burma, also assessing the effectiveness of processes such as girdling, felling, and conveying timber, in order to obtain the highest quality ship building timber, the writer was a leading timber purveyor for the Royal Navy, having previously established timber trading in New Zealand in the 1830s. Laslett worked in conjunction with Captain M.J. Rowlandson who was on the committee and entrusted with the accounts and making purchases of teak from the Burmese; and also closely with Captain John Elliot Bingham, Commander and carpenter of the brig-sloop HMS Acorn, who travelled inland and inspected timber with him. He communicated directly with the Royal Timber Department, as well as the Commissariat Department in Moulmein. His painstaking work in Burma was described in his book published in 1875, and his expertise with teak continued to be an authoritative source as late as 1893. [Captain Bingham's book of remarks for his voyage from the Cape of Good Hope to Burma, etc with HMS Acorn is held at The National Archives of Singapore.] Beginning with a voyage to Alexandria, and a desert crossing from Cairo to the town of Suez by means of a camel caravan, the journal first contains succinct, engaging accounts of the three towns, with remarks on the slave markets. Following this is an excellent description of the city and environs of Moulmein in Burma, then under British rule. Employing numerous Burmese and Hindu men, also utilizing elephants for labour and transportation through the forests, extracting teak from Burma was indeed very lucrative. The endeavour was not a simple one, however, especially considering the very different factors in conveying the timber from the forests in different seasons owing to dangers of monsoon rains, and secondly, the length of time required for drying the trees before felling. [The forests of Burma were considered the finest in British India and a chief asset of the country. After colonizing Burma in 1824, the British quickly saw the potential for superior ship building and gainful revenue with teak. They also realized that hitching an elephant to a two-ton log was the only way of getting timber from where it was felled to the nearest waterway, to float it to a mill and market.] Regularly contending with rains, mud, monsoon conditions, and religious festivals which greatly reduced available workers for periods of up to a week, further losing at least 3 men who died of fever during this expedition alone, and also enduring an epidemic of small pox and two substantial village fires... production somehow increased in staggering proportions, as did the demand for the coveted wood. This is an eye-opening firsthand account of the unimaginable volumes of teak extracted from Burma in the relatively early stages of what would become a gigantic global industry, with descriptions of the foundational processes for preparing and exporting abroad. At the end of the volume Laslett transcribes the letter of instructions received from the Admiralty in May 1847 prior to his departure. The writer took very brief sojourns from his important commission to see and experience some of the nation's traditions. Over 4 pages he recounts a visit to a remote Buddhist monastery and temple, describing the lives of the resident "phoonghies" or priests, their unqiue customs, idols, and a cremation ceremony. A further 10 pages are devoted to a tour of a nearby cave system used for Buddhist shrines and adorned with idols, also with a magnificent house of idols situated atop of some 300 steps. Excerpts from the manuscript: "... on the 5th [June 1847]... Alexandria was right ahead of us... an Arab pilot came onboard, and under his guidance we were taken to the anchorage in the port... several Line of Battle Ships and Frigates of the Egyptian Navy... numerous merchant vessels all sizes... nine o'clock we landed, proceeding then through a long course of narrow streets... to the Europa Hotel.." [Alexandria] "... very little time for sight seeing... mounted on Donkeys... we first visited the slave market, then Pompey's Pillar and Cleopatra's Needle... the Pacha's Palace and had the privilege of looking into the Grand Divan... a clear view of the Pacha's Harem... " "... to the Mahmoudia Canal... we were taken by steam vessel up to Atfeh... the despatch of the mails and baggage upon camels from Atfeh to the Nile... we witnessed the mirage, this was so deceptive in its nature..." "On the wharf where we landed from the Steamer 'Nile', there were about 200 camels waiting ready to take on the mails, and the passengers baggage across the Desert to Suez..." [Cairo] "Several omnibuses... to take passengers into the town... necessary to be guided by link men with flaming torches to get through the streets... arrangements... to take of across the Desert... the first train of caravans should start at noon" "... went to see the slave market where we saw considerable numbers of both sexes, these for the most part seemed bright and cheerful, and were not apparently in any way distressed at their unfortunate position... proprietors were in attendance ready to do business... Leaving the slave market we rode up to several mosques... visited the Bazaar..." "We started true to eight o'clock from Cairo in our caravans for Suez, and this journey occupied 11 hours..." [Suez] "At Suez the P. and O. Company's Hotel was as comfortable as could be expected... a Bazaar with a variety of goods for sale... 10th June embarked on board the P. and O. Company's Steamer 'Precursor' at Suez for Ceylon and Calcutta..." "On the 13th [July 1847]... reached Akyab [now Sittwe] on the Arracan [Arakan] Coast... the settlement is small but it has a very pretty appearance with its bungalowes scattered about... in the previous months cholera had well nigh depopulated the villages in the immediate district..." "On my arrival in the harbour of Moulmein I found HMS Acorn Commander Bingham lying there... a number of Burmese and Chinese Junks... shops and stores... walls consisted of sunburned bricks, or of mud and straw..." "The teak timber business being very large gave employment to the bulk of the population and life to the whole district... demand for timber increased very rapidly in the nine years from 1840 to 1848..." "Of the resources of the teak forests of Tenasserim there was not at that time any reliable information..." "The time occupied in bringing the teak logs from the forest to the Moulmein market after they have been selected for felling, is generally from 3 to 4 years, this is accounted for by the fact that it is considered necessary to first girdle, or strip the trees of a ring of bark to kill them, and let them stand to season before cutting them down... the trees are then light enough to float..." "It was upon a parcel of some 9000 to 10,000 loads of teak timber that I was engaged by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty... to see the preparation of it for exportation to England." "Captn. Rowlandson dealt chiefly with the native merchants... Some 7000 loads of teak timber were purchased by the Commissariat Department, while 3000 loads were brought from the Government forests on the Thoungyen river..." "... as to the faulty trees... Captn. Rowlandson however saw an advantage in the hollowness, and thought that many of the logs might be used for pumps, with little boring to fit them for the purpose." "When the examination of the timber was completed at Nanty, we went to look at the village of the same name... a very poor place with about 30 to 40 wretched looking thatched huts, the homes of some foresters, herdsmen and sawyers... surrounded by jungle, as was also the greater part of the Timber Depot... We got upon our elephants to pass over the swamp back to the river, and embarking in our canoe left Nanty... soon back to Moulmein." "At the Timber Depot we were met by one of the Commissioned officers and a few labourers, they had two elephants with them, turn over and examine the logs... elephants were to turn the logs... they worked willingly enough, thrust their trunks under the edge and turning it sharply... sometimes the log came swinging... found it necessary to give these animals plenty of room... a little training only was needed to make the elephant useful..." "Six logs only were approved, and these were marked on the end thus HBM and TL the register number of the log being raced upon the side..." "At the full and change of the moon a little time was lost, as these were occasions when the Burmese kept their religious festivals..." "... reported to the Admiralty... when the steamer was leaving with the mails for Calcutta, that I had 436 loads of teak timber, and 3 loads of teak plank ready for shipment, some feather edged board which I had prepared for Trincomalee Naval Store yard, owing to it not being obtainable from the merchant..." "... One night a fire occurred in the town, and 20 houses were burnt, there was a great commotion..." "...I reported to the Admiralty that 882 loads of timber and 4 loads of thick stuff were ready for shipment... 15 teak mast pieces, each over 60 feet in length were offered for sale by public auction, a reserve price of 200 rupees was put upon the smallest..." "... a great many of the sawyers absented themselves from the work... footsore from standing so long in the water... two of the elephants were laid up with sores from leech bites... " "In October our progress was not very satisfactory, the Burmese had barely got their holidays over before the Hindoos had their Dessarah holidays... Captain Rowlandson... would ascertain from the merchants what their average losses were in conversion of teak timber for exportation... one said his loss was 80% another 20%..." "On the 21st in my usual monthly letter to the Admiralty I reported that I had 1137 loads of timber and 3 pieces of thickstuff ready for shipment, and that of the first 1000 loads there were 143 of 50.0 ft contents and upwards 213 of 40-49 ft and 644 under 40 ft contents." "Within a few days of the failure to sell the raft of timber referred to, Captain Rowlandson was transferred to Madras, and Captain Berdmore was appointed to the charge of the Timber Department..." [Captain Thomas Matthew Berdmore (1811-1859) of the Royal Army, was in charge of the Forest Office in Calcutta, and, according to this journal, at least for a time in 1847-48 he was stationed in Burma to head the Timber Department. In 1849 he accompanied Dr. Falconer of the Calcutta Botanical Garden on a trip to inventory forests in Tenasserim.] "The Admiralty informed me that they had made a contract for Freight ships to bring about 2000 loads of their teak timber to the Dockyard in England. The Marine Department at Calcutta wrote the Commissioner to say they required 1500 loads of teak timber for their service... offering me at the same time a liberal commission as remuneration... I consented at once..." "... my ideas are in favor of a complete Government establishment and if this should meet their Lordship's approval, I should suggest the building of a store and sheds for the security of all materials, and as a shelter place for the workmen during the rainy season..." "252 squares of timber and 256 pieces of thickstuff and plank were approved in March... had 3307 loads of timber and 112 loads of thickstuff and plank ready..." "The Burmese New Year commenced on the 10th April [1848], all the courts were closed... It was a water festival in which I think all the natives joined... The next day thousands of Burmese in their best attire went from Moulmein to visit the caves... carrying offerings and presents of various kinds to their idols there." "... 5 of the elephants were sold by public auction the best of these animals fetched rupees 200... As rupees 500 were paid for each of these elephants a few months previously, the loss sustained was something considerable..." "Some experiments were tried upon the transveral strength of the teak timber grown in several districts of Tenasserim province..." "Captain Crisp urged that as to the chipping, it was done to lighten the timber to get it out of the forest, for the King of Burmah would not allow elephants to be worked, they had therefore to employ buffaloes to drag timber... an advantage." "... a visit to two monasteries at Tavoyzoo... the Phoongies received me very kindly... The Doon Pway, or burning of the dead bodies of the Phoongies of the district took place on the 22nd of April... the dead bodies of the Phoonghies were taken to the field or burying ground, in sarcophogus' in which they were embalmed, and placed together under a large pile of combustible material that would readily burn... The sight was an extraordinary one, the spectacle superbly interesting, for some 18,000 - 20,000 people were assembled in their best attire... see the ceremony, all seemed in great good humour... indeed it seemed rather a joyous occasion..." "It is presumed therefore that the Tenasserim province has yielded far more than was expected, and that the Shans having illiminated quantities in their highland forests, continued to supplement our own, and keep the teak trade at Moulmein going. There is of course comfort in the thought that now since we hold all the Burmah seaboard, a good deal of teak is brought from Rangoon for shipment, and that if the above should become exhausted, we might rely upon that to meet our wants, and now in 1883, Siam is sending cargoes of this description of timber to the English market." "Although teak may be a profitable branch of trade... there are many other valuable woods that require but to be well known... the padouk, pyengadu [ironwood], and anan are among the strongest and most durable... Dr. Hooker states 'that the wood has a high character for hardness and durability, and that the white ant will not touch it'..." End Excerpts. Thomas Laslett (1811-1887), Timber Inspector for the Admiralty, began his career as a Purveyor of Timber at the age of 22, his first four expeditions seeing him to New Zealand to procure high-quality timber suitable for mast and spars for large Royal Navy ships, which required him to penetrate sometimes hostile tribal regions. Laslett was born at Poplar, Middlesex on 18 June 1811 and was baptised at the East India Dock Chapel there. He was the eldest child of Thomas Laslett, a shipwright, and as such had begun apprenticing as a shipwright before being presented with the opportunity to work abroad. Indeed having found his calling and impressed the Admiralty, he was sent on three further missions to remote places with important timber stocks. As Timber Inspector for the Admiralty, from 1847 to 1849 he was commissioned to inspect teak in Burma, mainly Moulmein (Mawlamyine) and environs. He was employed to survey and report upon some forests near Russia in Asia Minor, and in 1859 made an expedition to the Anatolian Highlands around Bursa in Turkey during the period of Ottoman reign. An expedition took him through Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1860 (then the Ottoman provinces of Bosnia Vilayet and Vilayet of Kosovo). These latter two expeditions, again to little-known remote regions, were undertaken in hopes of locating untapped sources of high-quality oak. Settling near home, he was Timber Inspector of Woolwich Dockyard until 1869 and for many years later Timber Inspector for the Admiralty. In 1875 Laslett published a book titled "Timber and Timber Trees: Native and Foreign". He retired from active service in April 1880 and was subsequently employed by the Admiralty to make special surveys of timber on various occasions at home and abroad. He was also commissioned by the Society of Arts to report on timber exhibited in the Colonial and Indian Exhibition at London in 1886. He suffered a heart attack and died the at Woolwich Dockyard Railway Station on 6 April 1887. Under the Treaty of Yandabo, following the First Anglo-Burmese War in 1826, when the Tanintharyi (Tenassarim) coast and Arakan were ceded to Britain, Mawlamyine became the first capital of British Burma, remaining capital until 1852. . Very Good.

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        Traité théorique et pratique des luxations congénitales du fémur , suivi d ' un appendice sur la prophylaxie des luxations spontanées

      1847 - de (4), VIII, 264, 23, (4) Lyon, Louis Perrin pour Guilbert et Dorier [et] Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière, 1847, in-4, de (4), VIII, 264, 23, (4) pages et 10 plates, pleine percaline noire de l'époque, double filet d'encadrement doré, dos lisse orné, Première édition. Pravaz, ancien élève de polytechnique, créa à Lyon un hôpital orthopédique. Après avoir travaillé sur la luxation de la hanche et la mise au point d'une des premières seringues hypodermiques, il s'intéressa aux déformations de la colonne vertébrale à propos de laquelle il mit au point une thérapeutique orthopédique nouvelle alliant des moyens passifs (comme le lit de traction et le corset), à des techniques de musculation et à la gymnastique. A partir de 1835, il s'intéressa aux luxations congénitales du fémur et fut le premier à obtenir des succès réels, et reconnus par l'Académie Royale de Médecine, pour rétablir cette malformation de naissance. Pour cela, il développa sa méthode antérieure en "organo-plastie". Celle-ci consiste en l'art de déformer les formes vivantes, et dans la cas de luxations congénitales, elle consiste en l'art "de créer des conditions articulaires voisines de l'état normal". L'argumentaire de l'auteur repose sur 27 cas d'observation rigoureusement présentés et traités entre 1834 et 1846. Les 10 planches finales montrent des luxations et 4 appareils de rééducation : un de sustentation utilisé pour l'extension préparatoire à laquelle succède la réduction et la coaptation des éléments articulaires, une "machine locomotive" servant à développer la tonicité des muscles, puis un char servant aux premiers essais de marche verticale. Bel exemplaire portant sur le faux-titre, l'estampille du fonds personnel du fils de Gabriel-Charles Pravaz, le docteur Jean Pravaz, qui fut directeur de l'institut orthopédique de Lyon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Voyage of the Jamestown on her Errand of Mercy

      Eastburn's Press, Boston 1847 - (9 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches). ix, [1], [7]-27, [1], [2], cliv pp. Lithographed frontispiece by Fitz Henry Lane. Publisher's blindstamped brown cloth, upper cover titled in gilt With a lithographed frontispiece by Fitz Henry Lane. A Boston committee of philanthropists and a joint resolution of Congress authorized the Navy to deploy the Jamestown, under Captain Forbes, to deliver 8,000 barrels of provisions to Cork, Ireland during the great potato famine. This work was published subsequently, so that the "expedition will always be remembered in the history of philanthrophy." The work includes Forbes' account of the voyage and his reception, as well as a lengthy appendix containing transcripts of numerous letters and resolutions relating to the voyage. Importantly, the lithographed frontispiece of the ship departing from Boston is by Fitz Henry Lane (also known, mistakenly, as Fitz Hugh Lane). "Lane had already made two lithographs of Forbes's innvotative steam-powered vessels in 1845, Auxiliary Steam Packet Ship Massachusetts (inv. 442) and Steam packet ship Mass., in a Squall, Nov. 10, 1845 (inv. 443). It was natural that, in 1847, Forbes would turn to Lane to make a lithograph for the frontispiece of his book. In the print the sloop is sitting low in the water, attesting to its heavy load. Forbes's steam tow boat, the 'R. B. Forbes' is in the water behind the 'Jamestown' and the buildings of Boston and Charlestown can be seen behind that" (Fitz Henry Lane Online, Cape Ann Museum, Inv. 475). Lane, born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, was christened Nathaniel Rogers Lane, but for reasons that are now unknown changed his name legally in 1831 to Fitz Henry. At the relatively late age of 28, he moved to Boston and apprenticed himself to the lithographer William S. Pendleton, and from 1832 to about 1848 worked at establishing himself as both a lithographer and marine landscape painter. Lane remained with Pendleton from 1832 to 1837, he then joined the newly formed company of Keith and Moore. In 1845 Lane opened his own lithographic shop in partnership with marine painter John W. A. Scott: a business arrangement that continued through summer of 1848, when Lane moved back to Gloucester. The present print includes the Lane & Scott imprint. He remained in his home town for the rest of his life, a popular and successful marine painter and lithographic print maker, but his reputation languished after his death in 1865. A re-evaluation of his accomplishments as an artist only began in the mid-20th century, a process that continues today. It is only in the last twenty years that the unique qualities of Lane's lithographic work have been appreciated: as in his paintings, his prints display sensitivity to gradations of light and a refined draughtsmanship that is virtually unique among 19th-century American lithographers. Sabin 25051; Craig, James. Fitz H. Lane: An Artist's Voyage through Nineteenth-Century America. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2006., fig. 32. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Messianisme ou réforme absolue du savoir humain : nommément : réforme des mathématiques comme prototype de l'accomplissement final des sciences, et réforme de la philosophie comme base de l'accomplissement final de la religion

      1847 - 3 tomes en 2 volumes in-4 de Paris, De l'imprimerie de Firmin Didot frères, 1847, , 3 tomes en 2 volumes in-4 de I. (4), 1 frontispice, 56, 392 et 338 pages ; et de II. (4) et 396 à 600 pages, puis (4), 7, (1), 136, 223, (1) et 24 pages, demi-veau noir à coins postérieur signé Augusto Costa, Peu courante édition originale de ce texte philosophique post-kantien et anti-hegelien. Malgré quelques rousseurs, bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A superb association: future Confederate General James Longstreet turns in his equipment to friend and comrade George E. Pickett at the close of the Mexican War.

      Mexico, Washington, December 3, 1847 & May 20, 1848. 8.25" x 10", 8" x 10". "Manuscript Document, 1 page, 8.25"" x 10"", Mexico City, December 3, 1847, titled: ""Invoice of Clothing, camp, and Garrison Equipage this day turned over by Lieut J. Longstreet, Adjutant 8th Infy, to Lieut. Geo. E. Pickett, Actg. Adjutant 8th Infantry."" Light soiling along horizontal folds, very minor tear at right margin, mounting strip on verso, else very good. Offered together with a party-printed document signed by future Confederate General Henry C. Wayne, ""Henry C Wayne Capt. A.Q.M.,"" 1 page, 8"" x 10"", Washington, May 20, 1848, to Pickett acknowledging the receipt of the inventory of Longstreet's belongings noted in the aforementioned inventory. Light horizontal folds, soiled on verso, else fine condition.A superb pair of documents concerning Longstreet's departure from Mexico after he recovered from his wound received at the Battle of Chapultepec on. The young lieutenant was wounded in the thigh as he carried the colors toward the ramparts at Chapultepec, a fortress and military academy. As he fell, Longstreet handed the colors to his friend and comrade-in-arms, George E. Pickett, who planted Old Glory within the walls of the citadel, announcing the fort's surrender. The fall of Chapultepec on September 13, 1847 hastened the surrender of Mexico City the following day. Longstreet's recovery from his wounds was slow and it was not until the end of November that we was healthy enough to travel. On December 3, he turned in his uniform and other equipment under his charge to the 8th Regiment's acting adjutant, his friend George E. Pickett. The inventory includes ""...Epaulettes... three Sashes... Six Boots... Eight Leather Stocks... Two Great Coats... Twenty two Great Coat Straps... One Garrison Flag.... Eight Fifes... Six Bugles..."" and other assorted equipment. A week later, on December 10, Longstreet would return home to Alabama where he spent an additional two months recuperating. The rest of the U.S. Eighth Infantry would return from Mexico during the summer of 1848. In May 1849, Longstreet would resume his duties as Adjutant of the Eighth Infantry. (Wert, General James Longstreet, 2015, 45-47)The original inventory (the present document is marked ""duplicate"") is signed by Henry C. Wayne (1815-1883) who served as brigadier general in the Confederate Army as well as Inspector-General for the State of Georgia. He is perhaps best known today for leading the expedition to purchase camels in Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia for the experimental U.S. Camel Corps. "

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        Nye Eventyr. 2 bind i fem dele. [1.-3. + 1-2. Samling].

      1 bind første samling, der udkom 1847, er i 3. oplag. Resten i 1. oplag. Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1845-48. 47 + 68 + 52 + 72 + 60 s. Indbundet i ét samtidigt charmerende halvlæderbind. Med fællestitelblad samt fælles indholdsfortegnelse og 3 separate titelblade og 3 selvstændige indholdsfortegnelser til bind 1 + 2 titelblade og 2 separate indholdsfortegnelser til bind 2. (Der udkon intet fællestitelblad eller fælles indholdsfortegnelse til bind 2). Exlibris på indersiden af forpermen. Svagt gulplettet. Part one in vol. one, publ. 1847, in 3rd issue. The rest in 1st. issues. Copenhagen 1845-48. Bound in one very charming contemporary halfleather binding. With 5 separate titlepages and 5 lists of content and 1 titlepage and 1 list of content for all 3 issues to vol. 1 only, which was not made for vol. 2. Some minor foxing throughout.. BFN 454 + 467 + 516 + 529. Each of the stories have individual pagination. First printing of this important second fairy tale cycle, containing the original printing of many new stories, such as "Engelen" (The Angel), "Nattergalen" (The Nightingale), "Kjærestefolkene" (The Sweethearts), "Den grimme Ælling" (The Ugly Duckling) and many others. It was not until the publication of these stories that Andersen became widely successful

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        THE PUBLIC MEN OF THE REVOLUTION: INCLUDING EVENTS FROM THE PEACE OF 1783 TO THE PEACE OF 1815. IN A SERIES OF LETTERS

      Carey and Hart, Philadelphia 1847 - Original blindstamped brown cloth. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author. First published in 1834, this is an enlarged edition with a biographical sketch of the author by his son. Howes S-1130; Sabin 93559: "An attack on Thomas Jefferson and a defense of the Federalist party." Franklin Delano Roosevelt's copy with his bold SIGNATURE "Franklin D. Roosevelt/Hyde Park" on the front endpaper along with the notation "Very fine copy." Roosevelt was sympathetic toward Jefferson, identifying with him as a leader who brought the government back into the hands of the people and who fashioned a government that served the best interests of the people rather than the interests of the privileged. On the pastedown opposite Roosevelt's signature is a pencil inscription by the former owner, A. Boyd Hamilton, State Printer of Pennsylvania in the mid-nineteenth century, dated 1887 presenting the book to his son. Hamilton's signature dated 1847 is also on the title page in ink. A fine example of a book from FDR's library with distinctly American content including much on George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Some chipping to the head of the spine. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Gardeners Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette 1847 bound together with The Newspaper 1847

      The Proprietors, 1847. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1847. 1280 pages. No dust jacket. Brown, half leather bound with faded-gilt lettering and marbled boards. Very large book. Noticeable soiling to boards.Severely hinge cracked with loose shell. Noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks with intermittent dog-eared corners. Insert of previous owners name at front endpaper with creasing, water marking and dye-bleed at front pages. Bottom corner appears to have been eaten at rear pages.White paint marking at rear and along block-edge with occasional chipping along page edges. Water marking throughout with B&W illustrations. Leather is torn and loose along spine with Noticeable rubbing and scuffing. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners. with noticeable rubbing, scuffing, tearing and wear along edges and over surfaces.

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        Cosmos. Essai d'une description physique du monde. Traduit par H. Faye [et ] Ch. Galusky. [Tomes I à III]

      1847 - 3 volumes in-8, [4]-VIII-580 Paris, Gide [et Baudry], 1847-1852, , 3 volumes in-8, [4]-VIII-580 + XIV-633 pages + deux parties un un volume en pagination continue de VIII-363 et pages VI-365 à 763 p, demi-veau vert de l'époque, dos lisses et filetés, Trois tomes, dont le troisième en deux parties, la seconde ayant son titre propre, à la date de 1852. Sans le quatrième volume paru en 1859. Traduction française, dont le premier volume a paru à l'origine en 1846, du célèbre ouvrage auquel Humboldt consacra ses dernières années (de 1834 à 1858) et qu'il désigne comme "l'œuvre de [sa] vie". Il la donne public comme une synthèse de tout ses travaux. Un cinquième volume fut publié de manière posthume. Alexander von Humboldt fut, selon Darwin, "le plus grand savant voyageur qui ait jamais vécu". Dans les domaines de la biogéographie, de la volcanologie, des courants marins (il donna son nom à un célèbre courant froid du Pacifique sud), du magnétisme terrestre, ce grand "arpenteur du monde" tenta de mettre en évidence, au-delà de toute métaphysique réductrice, l'unité du monde physique, idée remarquablement développée dans cet ouvrage. Exemplaire portant un ex-dono manuscrit contrecollé sur un contreplat, daté de 1963, "Livres offerts à Mr Boisseau.", accompagné d'un poème de 8 vers. Brunet III, 375. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Donau und ihre Ufer.

      Leipzig Lorck 1847 - 4°, VI, 1 Bl., 244 S. Mit 12 Stahlst.-Taf. u. 63Holzst. von W. H. Bartlett. HLn. d. Zt. m. ill. Deckelschild (Einb. fl. u. best., Schild läd., Vordergel. unten etw. angepl., Taf. etw. gebr. u. stockfl.). William Henry Bartlett (* 26. März 1809 in London; + 13. November 1854 auf einem Schiff vor Malta), englischer Stahlstecher, berühmt vor allem für seine zahlreichen Ansichten Europas. Oskar Ludwig Bernhard Wolff (* 26.07.1799 in Altona; + 13.09.1851 in Jena), Professor für neuere Sprachen und Literatur. Populäre Donaureise mit den wunderbaren Stahlstichen von Wien, Ulm, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Preßburg, Budapest u.a. Donau [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte Des Etats - Unis. Dressee par L. Dussieux. 1846 Gravee par Marlier.

      [Paris]: [J. Lecoffre et Comp.], [1847?]. Hand colored map [38 cm x 28 cm] [Sheet: 45 cm x 33 cm] from Dussieaux's 'Atlas général de géographie' Near fine with vertical fold at center as issued. Engraved by Charles Bonaparte Marlier. Interesting map of the United States from c.1847 with the West divided into four areas: 'District de Oregon' - 'Nouvelle Californie/Nouveau Mexique' - 'Texas' - 'Nebraska'. Over the area of present-day Salt Lake City is the name "Mormons. Ft. Mormon" We believe this to be one of the earliest maps to show the Mormon colony in the Great Basin. This is not listed in Moffatt or Wheat

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        Wolkenstudie.

      - Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin montiert, dort von fremder Hand (?) bezeichnet „J. Becker. 1847.". 12,5:16,5 cm. Verso Felsenstudie, Bleistift. Vertikale Knickfalte im unteren Bildbereich geglättet. Verso am linken Rand Reste alter Verklebung. Der Landschaftsmaler Peter Becker studierte in Frankfurt am Städelschen Kunstinstitut bei F.A. Hessemer (1800-1860), dann bei J. Becker (1810-1872). Anschließen hatte er zeitweise ein Atelier im Deutschordenshaus in Sachsenhausen, wohin sich der Nazarener P. Veit (1793-1877) nach Aufgabe des Direktorats des Städelschen Kunstinstitutes 1843 und ein Teil seiner Anhänger zurückgezogen hatten. Einen gewissen Einfluß hatte die spätromantische Malauffassung von E. von Steinle (1810-1886), mit dem er u.a. die Entwürfe für die Glasfenster des Frankfurter Doms ausführte. 1899 wurde der Künstler zum Professor ernannt. Beckers bevorzugte Technik waren aquarellierte Kohlezeichnungen und Zeichnungen, die während zahlreicher Ausflüge direkt vor der Natur entstanden; Arbeiten in Öl sind seltener. Die Graphische Sammlung des Städelschen Kunstinstitutes Frankfurt am Main besitzt eine große Anzahl seiner Werke, wie auch das dortige Historische Museum.

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        Histoire naturelle des mollusques terrestres et d'eau douce qui vivent en France.

      Auch, 1847/1852, sei vol. in-4? br. pp. XXXI-733 con 31 tav. lit. f.t. (intonsi, stato di nuovo). Rara opera.

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        Campaign in New Mexico with Colonel Doniphan

      Philadelphia: Carey and Hart. Good with no dust jacket. 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. Original brown blind embossed boards with gilt eagle imprint on front. Rubbed corners and edges with chips missing from spine ends and lighter discolored spots on rear boards. Ex-library with marks including an old handwritten sticker at head of spine, bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, and pocket removal marks on rear pastedown. Soil and light foxing on edges, endpapers, and text pages. The folding map, "Showing Colonel A. W. Doniphan's Route through the States of New Mexico, Chihuahua, and Coahuila," has a few foxing spots, toned shadows, and a one-inch tear. 22 pages of publisher's advertisements at rear. Appendix with reports on the Battles of Bracito (Brazito) and Sacramento and a chart of distances traversed. Edwards was a volunteer under Colonel Doniphan during the Mexican-American War, and his is considered one of the best personal accounts of the war. Included are descriptions of Texas Rangers, New Mexico and its people, West Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico, as well as the battles. Howes E52. Graff 1210. Wagner Camp 132. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 183 pp .

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        Autograph Musical Manuscript Fragment

      A previously unrecorded and hitherto unpublished small double-sided sketch leaf fragment, recto with two measures of music in G minor scored for piano keyboard, inscribed below in a 19th Century hand in French and Italian: "Writing of Beethoven given to me by Proff. Fischoff of Vienna, 18/8/1847 / Catherine Watts." The verso with a double system, both in bass clef and in the key of Eâ™­, showing two and half bars of an arpeggiated figure in E♭ minor, with a partial third stave of music above. Sheet measuring 2.5 x 5.5 inches, no watermark visible, matted with an albumen photograph of a portrait of the composer. The e-flat minor arpeggio is a continuation of some of the material that has been trimmed, making it difficult to identify out of context. The "Eroica" Variations and Fugue for Piano, Op. 35 (1802) are in the same written key of E♭ major, and while there is indeed similar arpeggiated figuration found there, this fragment could just as easily relate to any number of the composer's other compositions.  Joseph Fischof (1804 - 1857) was a Czech-Austrian pianist, composer and professor at the Vienna Conservatory of Music. A composition student under Ignaz von Seyfried, in 1833 he became Professor of Piano at the Vienna Conservatory. He was the uncle of composer Robert Fischhof. Joseph Fischhof published a number of literary works on music and was a collector of Beethoven scores and manuscripts which became important for biographers. A copy by Jacob Hotchevar of Beethoven documents previously lost was given to him, and later became known as the Fischhof Manuscript. For further history of the Fischof manuscripts, see Elliot Forbes' Preface to 'Thayer's Life of Beethoven'. We are grateful to Dr. William Meredith, Director of Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies and the editor of The Beethoven Newsletter, for his assistance in the cataloging of this manuscript.

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        PASICRISIE OF RECUEIL GENERAL DE LA JURISPRUDENCE DES COURS DE FRANCE ET DE BELGIQUE 1847 (3 VOLS.)

      SOCIETE TYPOGRAPHIQUE BELGE, BRUXELLES 1847 - TITLE: PASICRISIE OF RECUEIL GENERAL DE LA JURISPRUDENCE DES COURS DE FRANCE ET DE BELGIQUE 1847 (3 VOLS.) AUTHOR: (*THE BOOKS ARE IN FRENCH OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE, UNSURE ABOUT AUTHOR, TITLE, PUBLISHER, CONTENTS, ETC.) PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: (*THE BOOKS ARE IN FRENCH OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE, UNSURE ABOUT AUTHOR, TITLE, PUBLISHER, CONTENTS, ETC.) SOCIETE TYPOGRAPHIQUE BELGE, BRUXELLES 1847 EDITION: First Editions assumed ISBN: NONE CATEGORY: FOREIGN, RARE, DECORATIVE, LAW BINDING/COVER: Hardbacks without dust jackets COLOR: BROWN LIKE MARBLE SIZE: 6 ½ x 9 1/4 (approximately) PAGES: 580, 464 + Tables, 696 pages. CONDITION: The spines of all the books have been replaced (see photo). There is natural age browning, light spotting to just a few pages. Volume II has a few age like time spots near the top of the first few pages. Books have light foxing. Books are without marks or writings, pages are fairly clean, and books are tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in the books. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: (*THE BOOKS ARE IN FRENCH OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE, UNSURE ABOUT AUTHOR, TITLE, PUBLISHER, CONTENTS, ETC.) EN MATIERE CIVILE, COMMERCIALE, CRIMINELL, DE DROIT PUBLIC ET ADMINISTRATIF. TROISIEME SERIE. ABONNEMENT ANNUEL. COURS DE FRANCE. 1847. Volume II has about 50 pages of TABLES DU VOLUME PUBLIE EN 1846. 1 TABLE Indicative des Articles des Articles des Codes sur lesquelsil y a Arret on decision. 2 TABLE Chronologique des Arrets, Judgements ou Ordonn. en Conseil d' Etat. 3 TABLE Alphabetique des Noms des parties entre lesquelles i y a decision. 4 TABLE Alphabetique des Matieres sur lesquelles il y a Arret ou decision. ****(research) The Pasicrisie is a collection of Belgian law , often abbreviated Pas. in citations in legal literature . Originally, this collection was titled " Pasicrisie or General Reports of decisions of the courts of France and Belgium, civil, commercial , criminal , public and administrative law, since the origin of the Court of Cassation , until this day. " Since 1814, Belgian Pasicrisie is the general collection of the jurisprudence of the courts of Belgium, which has come to join the jurisprudence of the State Council. Since 1998, the Belgian Pasicrisie however contains more than the judgments of the Court of Cassation, and renamed " Belgian Pasicrisie containing the judgments of the Court of Cassation and speeches in front of her ." COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 008824 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ZWÖLF SINFONIEN von WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - ZWEITE SERIE No. 13. bis 24. Bisher noch ungedruckt. arrangirt FÜR\'S PIANOFORTE ZU VIER HÄNDEN von CARL CZERNY [Origial-Ausgabe nach der eigenhändigen Handschrift Mozart\'s im Besitz der Verleger. - Eigenthum der Verleger - Hamburg bei AUG. CRANZ. London bei J. J. EWERS & Co.]. W. A. MOZART SINFONIE No. 20. Nach Mozart\'s Original-Manuscript arr: von C. Czerny. // Die letzte Seite als : ZEUGNISS mit K.K. OESTERR. STEMPEL (K.K. Cont.Stempel WIEN d. 9ten. Juni 1847): GEDRUCKT: \"Wir Unterzeichnete die wir theils durch Beruf, theils durch Kunstliebe, Neigung, Studium und günstige Umstände die sämmtlichen Werke des unsterblichen Mozart , aus seinen Lebensepochen so wie auch seinen Styl und seine Handschrift genau kennen, bestätigen hiermit, daß uns folgende Orchesterwerke in W. A. Mozarts Originalpartitur in drei Bänden klein-quer-Quarto gebunden, zur Einsicht vorgelegt wurden] : Nr.1 Sinfonie C-dur; Nr. 2 Sinfonie D-dur; Nr. 3. Sinfonie B-dur; Nr. 4 Sinfonie G-mol.; Nr. 5 Sinfonie Es-dur; Nr. 6 Sinfonie G-dur; Nr. 7 Sinfonie C-dur; nr. 8 Sinfonie A-dur; Nr. 9 Sinfonie D-dur; Nr. 10 Sinfonie D-dur; Nr. 11 Sinfonie D-dur; Nr.12 Sinfonie D-dur; Nr. 13 Sinfonie D-dur!!; Nr. 14 Concertone f. 2 Viol. m. Orch.; Nr. 15 Marsch f. Orchester [jeweils mit Notenbeispielen]- Dann GEDRUCKT \" Nachdem wir die Partitur dieser Werke (Eigenthum des Musikverlegers Herrn A. Cranz in Hamburg aber gegenwärtlich in Wien befindlich, genau untersucht, erklären wir dieselbe für die echte, unzweifelhafte Handschrift Wolfgang Amade. Mozarts, (mit Ausnahme der 9 Blätter in der 5ten Sinfonie im 2ten Bande und diese ganze Sammlung für um so intereßanter als sie ein historisches Denkmal seiner fortschreitenden Bildung ist. WIEN, 9. Juni 1847 /Unterschriften: R. G. Kiesewetter Edler von Wiesenbrunn, k.k. Hofrath/ Leopold Edler von Sonnleithner, Dr. Hof- und Gerichtsadvokat /Adalbert Gyrowetz, p. Kapellmeister der beiden k.k. Hoftheater /Aloys Fuchs, Mitglied der k.k. Hofkapelle in Wien, und Ehrenmitglied der philharmonischen Societäten zu Rom. Amsterdam, Salzburg, Prag, Ehrenmitglied der philharmonischen Gesellschaften zu Rom, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Prag und Carlsbad / C. CZERNY, österreichischer Komponist, Pianist und Klavierpädagoge.

      Hamburg, Aug. Cranz, 1847. EA., 29 (1) S. durchl. mit Notenbeispielen, letzte Seite mit Zeugniß / K.K. Cont. Stempel WIEN d. 9ten Juni 1847; Eindrucken, Notenbeispielen und div. Unterschriften Quer 4° Sprache : de OHLnBd. mit mont., illustr. Titel, Einband leicht berieben. Ecken gering bestossen. Innenteil Papier nachgebräunt & durchl. etwas stockfleckig; mit leichten Spuren vom Umblättern.. Ansonsten ein sauberes, gutes Exemplar Versand D: 3,95 EUR

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        Theoretisch-praktische Abhandlung über Anordnung und Construction der Sprengwerke von grosser Spannweite mit besonderer Beziehuing auf Dach- und Brücken-Constructionen aus geraden Theilen, aus Bögen, oder aus der Verbindung beider, für praktische Baumeister so wie für Vorträge über Ingenieur-Mechanik. Text- und Atlasband

       Hahn, Hannover, 1847. XV, 136 S. mit einem Atlas von 28 lithographierten Tafeln und in den Text gedruckten Holzschnitten, Pappband und kartonierter Einband, quart,(etwas stockfleckig/Textband erneuert unter Einbezug des originalen Einbandes/Atlas geknickt) - sonst gutes Exemplar / Deutsch herausgegeben von Aug. von Kaven / Mit einer Vorrede von Dr. Moritz Rühlmann - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Architektur

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        Gebetbuch für Kardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg. Faksimileband und wissenschaftlicher Kommentarband, 2 Bände

      - - Neuwertig Exemplare im Schuber. Nr. 368 von 998 Exemplaren. Faksimile nach dem Original der Österreichischen Nationalbiliothek (Codex 1847) in Wien - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1885 Nach den Ausgaben Nürnberg 1536/37. Wissen Media Group, Gütersloh, 2008. 100/61 S. mit 42 ganzseitigen, colorierten Tafeln., brauner Ledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Wappen auf vorderem Deckel/Rücken mit 5 Schmuckbünden, reicher Goldprägung u. rotem Rückenschild/Kommentarband in Leinen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO, AS ORGANIZED AND DEFINED BY THE SEVERAL ACTS OF THE CONGRESS OF THAT REPUBLIC, CONSTRUCTED FROM A GREAT VARIETY OF PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS

      Philadelphia, 1847. In original 12mo. gilt cloth folder. Minor rubbing and soiling to cloth cover. A few small tears and losses at several folds. Minor toning and foxing, some faint offsetting. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt. The fourth edition of Tanner's important map of Mexico, after the first of 1825 which was taken from his 1822 "Map of North America." The map shows all of Mexico and the majority of the American Southwest, with insets providing a "Table of Distances," a "Statistical Table," and a map of roads from Vera Cruz to Alvarado. This edition is modified only slightly from the third edition, second issue (1846), which played an important and controversial role in the war with Mexico and conflicting claims to territory near San Diego. "Finally, H.S. Tanner published the 'Fourth Edition 1847' and the 'Fifth Edition 1847' of his Map of Mexico. An insert of the harbor of Vera Cruz has been added, but in what is now the United States the only changes appear to be the inclusion of a line showing Kearny's route to Santa Fe and some alteration in the colored areas showing the extreme northern limits of New Mexico" - Wheat. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI III, p.48, no. 554. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.409 (another ed).

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly , commanded by Capt. F.P. Blackwood, R.N. in Torres Strait, New Guinea, and other Islands of the Eastern Archipelago, during the Years 1842-1846: together with an Excursion into the Interior of the Eastern Part of Java

      T. and W. Boone 1847 - London: T & W Boone, 1847. First edition, 8 vo, 2 vols in 1; pp. xII, [2], 423; v, [3] 362; 2 folding maps and 19 plates plus a number of wood-engraved illus. in text; lacking the publisher's advertisements; later 19th century half brown morocco; very minor rubbing, bookplate removed, a near fine copy with no foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ZWÖLF SINFONIEN von WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - ZWEITE SERIE No. 13. bis 24. Bisher noch ungedruckt. arrangirt FÜR'S PIANOFORTE ZU VIER HÄNDEN von CARL CZERNY [Origial-Ausgabe nach der eigenhändigen Handschrift Mozart's im Besitz der Verleger. - Eigenthum der Verleger - Hamburg bei AUG. CRANZ. London bei J. J. EWERS & Co.]. W. A. MOZART SINFONIE No. 20. Nach Mozart's Original-Manuscript arr: von C. Czerny. // Die letzte Seite als : ZEUGNISS mit K.K. OESTERR. STEMPEL (K.K. Cont.Stempel WIEN d. 9ten. Juni 1847): GEDRUCKT: "Wir Unterzeichnete die wir theils durch Beruf, theils durch Kunstliebe, Neigung, Studium und günstige Umstände die sämmtlichen Werke des unsterblichen Mozart , aus seinen Lebensepochen so wie auch seinen Styl und seine Handsc

      Hamburg, Aug. Cranz, 1847 - 29 (1) S. durchl. mit Notenbeispielen, letzte Seite mit Zeugniß / K.K. Cont. Stempel WIEN d. 9ten Juni 1847; Eindrucken, Notenbeispielen und div. Unterschriften Sprache : de OHLnBd. mit mont., illustr. Titel, Einband leicht berieben. Ecken gering bestossen. Innenteil Papier nachgebräunt & durchl. etwas stockfleckig; mit leichten Spuren vom Umblättern. Ansonsten ein sauberes, gutes Exemplar Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 380 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners. By Oliver Byrne.

      - London: William Pickering, 1847. Small 4to, xxix, 268 pp., color diagrams throughout printed in red, blue, yellow and black; wood-engraved initials. Original half brown morocco, gilt-lettered backstrip, a very bright and clean copy without the usual heavy foxing and staining. First edition of Byrne's presentation of Euclidean geometry, in which colours are substituted for the usual letters to designate the angles and lines of geometric figures. Tufte's copy ($15,000, 2010) was described thus: "BYRNE'S SPECTACULAR RENDERING OF EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY USING FOUR-COLOR PRINTING. The stark use of primary colors was envisaged by Byrne as a teaching aid. "Each proposition is set in Caslon italic, with a four line initial engraved on wood by Mary Byfield: the rest of the page is a unique riot of red, yellow and blue . attaining a verve not seen again on book pages till the days of Dufy, Matisse and Derain" (McLean). "Color serves as a label most notably of all in Oliver Byrne's 1847 edition of Euclid's Geometry. This truly visual Euclid discards the letter-coding native to geometry texts. In a proof, each element names itself by consistent shape, color, and orientation; instead of talking about angle DEF, the angle is shown--appropriately enough for geometry" (Tufte, Envisioning Information, p.84). Byrne's depiction of Pythagoras is a classic, with the squares being visually interpreted so in vivid blocks of colour. In a technical tour-de-force, Whittingham skillfully aligned the different color blocks for printing to produce "One of the oddest and most beautiful books of the whole century" (McLean). Against McLean's conclusion that it is a "decided complication of Euclid", Edward Tufte finds that "A close look, however, indicates that Byrne's design clarifies the overly indirect and compicated Euclid, at least for certain readers" (ibid.) "THE MOST ATTRACTIVE EDITION OF EUCLID THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN" (Werner Oechslin, in an essay to the Taschen reprint, Cologne: 2010). Ing, Charles Whittingham Printer 46; Keynes, Pickering pp. 37, 65; McLean, Victorian Book Design p.51. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Holy Bible,

      Dublin: A. Fullarton and Co,, 1847. Translated from the Latin vulgate: diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and other editions in divers languages. The Old Testament, first published by the English College at Douay, A.D. 1609. And the New Testament, first published by the English College at Rheims, A.D. 1582. With useful notes, critical, historical, controversial, and explanatory, selected from the most eminent commentators, and the most able and judicious critics by the Rev. Geo. Leo Haydock. 3 volumes, quarto (305 x 250 mm). Contemporary black half morocco, spines with gilt titles direct, raised bands ruled in blind, marbled endpapers. Steel-engraved vignette title and approximately 30 plates. Family register neatly filled in with dates ranging from the mid to late 19th century. Partial fading to front board of one volume, occasional light dampstaining or spotting to plates. An excellent set. An early Victorian illustrated edition of the Douai Bible, handsomely bound in three volumes and with text in double columns.

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        Lecons élémentaires d`Histoire naturelle comprenant un Apercu sur toute la Zoologie et un Traité de Conchyliologie. A l`Usage des gens du Monde. Ouvrage adressé a Mme Francois Delessert.

      Paris, Dubochet - Le Chevalier & Cie, 1847. LXXXVII + 284 S. + Tafelanhang. OLwd., mit goldgeprägter Widm., dat. 1849. In franz. Sprache. Mit 863 Holzschnitten und 12 Tafeln mit altkolorierten Abbildungen. Prämienband. - Leichte Gbrsp., V. m. Blättern altkaschiert, stockfleckig, minimal wasserrandig, Tafel 9 m. kl. Eckabschnitt (3 x 6 cm, geringer Buchstabenverlust) wie überhaupt die Kanten der Tafeln etw. beschnitten sind, Ebd.: Gelenke alt m. Leinenstreifen verstärkt. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Biologie

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        Marburg in Steiermark,, seine Umgebung, Bewohner und Geschichte.

      Graz, Leykam, 1847 - 268, 239 S. Erste Ausgabe dieser seltenen ersten Monographie über Marburg (slowen. Marbor) in der Untersteiermark (Slowenien). - Schlossar 185. ÖBL VIII, 327. - Der erste Teil behandelt die Topographie, Bewohner und ihre sozialen und kulturellen Verhältnisse zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, der zweite Band gibt dann einen geschichtlichen Überblick über die Stadt Marburg von der Römerzeit bis zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Bis Seite 14 in Bd. 1 kleiner Eckabriss (ca. 5 mm, ohne Textberührung). Etw. gebräunt und fleckig. Exlibris. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1700 8°. HPgmt. des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts mit hs. Rückentitel (gebräunt, leicht bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Thomas Sully arranges for the framing and delivery of his portraits of President James K. Polk and his Secretary of the Navy John Y. Mason

      Philadelphia, June 18, 1847. 7.75" x 10". "Fine content Autograph Letter Signed, ""Thos Sully,"" 1 page, 1 page, 7.75"" x 10"", Philadelphia, June 13, 1847 to Secretary of the Navy John Y. Mason concerning his painting of Mason and President James K. Polk. Together with a second Autograph Letter Signed, ""Thos Sully,"" and again, ""T.S."" in the postscript, 1 page, 7.75"" x 10"", Philadelphia, June 18, 1847 also to Mason on the same subject. Expected folds, a few light spots of foxing, else fine.Sully's first letter concerns the preparations for framing as he finished the portraits, and reads, in most part: ""I addressed a letter to you at Chapel Hill with particulars concerning the portrait which I am painting of the President, and you. It would be well to have them Framed here, and I should be glad to learn f that is resolved; and which of the three kinds of Frames which I sent a list of is chosen- Please inform me, as no time should be list in having the Frames prepared. "" Below his signature, he has added an estimate for the cost for the three types of frame with varying degrees of ornamentation ranging from $20 to $40. Five days later, Sully again writes to Mason to inform him that the paintings were ready for shipment to North Carolina: ""I have finished the portrait of the President, and Secretary Mason; and shall forward them to Chapel Hill next Monday. I would be much gratified to be enabled to address each portrait to the proper Society; and to know the best route for the conveyance to Chapel Hill. They will be send without Frames, as none were ordered."" To expedite a response from Mason, Sully adds in a postscript: ""N.B. on Monday next I intend to visit Providence R.I[.] where I mean to pass the summer.""Polk's portrait was commissioned by the Dialectic Society of the University of North Carolina. James K. Polk's diary notes that he sat for Sully ""the celebrated artist of Phila,"" on May 20, 1847. The President gave Sully ""a sitting of 1 and 1 1/2 hours. Judge Mason, The Secretary of the Navy, also gave him a sitting for his portrait which he is taking of the Philanthropic Society of the University of North Carolina. We both sat in the red parlour above stairs in the President's House."" Polk sat again the following day for an additional two hours and on the morning of Saturday May 22, 1847. According to Polk's notes he sat several more times for Sully. (Gladys Hall Coates, ""The Society Portraits,"" address before the Philanthropic Society, University of North Carolina, November 14, 1946). Both portraits remain at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Provenance: The Estate of Charles E. Sigety, Christie's New York."

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        [PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN, ELIZA MIDDLETON, CIRCA 1847]

      Boston, 1847. Brass mat, framed under glass in contemporary leather case. Slight silvering of the surface area, spine of case perished. Very good. A significant, early daguerreotype portrait of an austere African-American woman, Eliza Middleton, taken in Boston in the mid-19th century. Includes a printed price list on verso, reading "Plumbe National Daguerrian Gallery, 75 Court Street, Boston, W.B. Eastman, Proprietor." As outlined by John S. Craig in volume two of his DAGUERREIAN REGISTRY, Walter B. Eastman operated the Plumbe gallery "at some point (probably 1847)," when this photograph was likely produced. John Plumbe was one of the earliest American daguerreotypists; he opened his first gallery in 1840, and then franchised his operation, with several dozen galleries operating in the late 1840's. Plumbe sold them all and went to California in 1849, but the Boston gallery retained his name until 1852. The name Eliza Middleton is inscribed in pencil in leather case. There was a substantial African-American community in Boston from Revolutionary times, centered around the north slope of Beacon Hill. One of its most prominent members was George Middleton, who served with distinction in the American Revolution, and whose house, built in 1797, still stands. While reports of Middleton's marriage status and sexual preferences vary, it is likely that Eliza was a relative, and almost certainly a member of the free African-American community in Boston, which numbered around 2000 individuals at the time. Images of African-Americans in daguerreotypes are very rare, and in this instance offer historical insight into the vibrant Boston community. John S. Craig, CRAIG'S DAGUERREIAN REGISTRY: VOLUME 2, PIONEERS AND PROGRESS, ABBOTT TO LYTLE (Torrington, Ct., 1994), p.172.

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        Arba kutub min al- Ahd al-g'adid li-rabbina Yasu al-Masih

      T. R. Harrison (for the British & Foreign Bible Society), London 1847 - Small octavo. [4], 261, [1]pp. Original blind-stamped cloth, with gold lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Binding signed by Watkins. A rare first edition of the Gospels of Matthew and John, of the Acts, and of the Epistle to the Hebrews of the Arabic translation, but in Hebrew characters. This work was intended for the Arabic-speaking Jews of Yemen, Egypt, Syria, and Mesopotamia, who, in their writing or reading used only the Hebrew characters.Binding rubbed along edges, with front cover partly stained. Slight age-toning throughout. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Account of a New Anaesthetic Agent, as a Substitute for Sulphuric Ether in Surgery and Midwifery. Communicated to the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh, at their meeting on 10th November 1847. Third Thousand.

      Second edition (second issue), published three days after the first (see below). This paper announced the discovery of chloroform as an anaesthetic.While seeking a less harsh substitute for ether, Simpson discovered the effectiveness of chloroform as an anaesthetic on 4th November 1847 (see Fulton & Stanton pp. 72-73 for the hilarious account of how he and two colleagues made the discovery in the dining room of his house). Four days later Simpson first used chloroform in an obstetric case with complete success, which he reported to the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh at their meeting on 10th November.The first printed announcement of the discovery bears a postscript dated 12th November, and has the title Notice of a New Anæsthetic Agent; it has 22 pages, and only the Edinburgh publisher Sutherland & Knox in the imprint. It is extremely rare. The present second edition, sometimes called a second issue but the text was actually reset, has a postscript dated three days later (15th November); it has 23 pages and the London publisher Samuel Highley included in the imprint. It has textual changes, including an additional paragraph at the end stating that Simpson had successfully used chloroform in fifty cases to date. The title was changed to Account, giving a less ephemeral air to the publication. This copy is the second issue, with?Third thousand? on the title-page.David Lyell studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, in the years 1826-1829, at the same time as Simpson. After graduation Lyell took up a post in Berkshire, returning to Scotland in 1834 to open a medical practice in Dundee.Lilly, Notable medical books, 201. Parkinson, Breakthroughs, 1847. Thoms, Classical contributions to obstetrics and gynecology, pp. 29-34. G&M 5657 refers to the 3-page article by Simpson in the London Medical Gazette which appeared about a week after this paper. Fulton & Stanton VI.1 (first issue). Norman Catalogue 1945 (first issue). Osler 1480 and 1481 (first and third issues). Neither Fulton & Stanton nor the Norman Catalogue list the Notice (but Osler 1479 does).8vo, 23 pages. Stitched as issued, uncut (title and final blank page slightly soiled, and with an ink blot in the inner margin of the title). Presentation copy, inscribed by Simpson in the upper corner of the title: ?Dr. Lyall [corrected to Lyell] with the author?s Compts?.

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        Cartas escriptas da India e da China nos annos de 1815 a 1835 ... Segunda edição

      Lisboa: Imprensa Nacional. 1847. "Second edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [24], 283, [3]; [10], 269, [23]; 12 lithograph portraits, 1 woodcut; contemporary black calf-backed marbled boards, gilt-lettered direct on gilt paneled spines; edges stained blue; very good and sound. Lust, 109 (citing the first edition of 1843 which only had 10 plates): ""Intellectual correspondence with his wife, much of it on Chinese matters. Illustrations include portraits of Saoqua and Cha- Amui, presumably compradores."" Cordier, Sinica, 2114."

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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.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Quarto. One page Autograph Letter Signed ("P. Henry Raymond") from Cambridge, Massachusetts dated 12 February [18]55 to John H. Stevens. Old folds as mailed else very near fine. The text in full: "Dear Sir, At a meeting of the Hydrant Associates holden in their hall this evening, you was proposed and unanimously admitted a member of said Association. A special meeting will be held on the 19th inst. at 4 o'clock P.M. for the choice of President, make vacant by the resignation of T.L. Stevens. A punctual attendance is requested. I have the honor to subscribe myself as your Most Obt. Servt. P. Henry Raymond. Secretary H.A. Ex. 4."Born in Philadelphia, Patrick Henry Raymond was the first African-American Fire Chief. His father, Rev. John Raymond, was a runaway slave from Virginia who became a well-known abolitionist in New York City, and was one of the early pastors of the African Meeting House in Boston. Around 1847, the Raymonds moved to Cambridge, where they lived on Washington Street near Kendall Square, Cambridge's first African-American neighborhood. Patrick worked as a journalist at the Boston Herald and the Boston Advertiser. Able to pass as white, he and his brother joined the Navy in 1862.He returned to Cambridge in 1864, and by 1869 had become the editor of the weekly Cambridge Press. In 1871, Mayor Hamlin Harding appointed him chief engineer of the Cambridge Fire Department, which had over 80 members, both full and part time. Raymond noted in 1873 that "the extinguishment of fire has now become a business and has ceased to be a pastime, and greater facilities for making the business a successful one should be unhesitatingly provided." He continuously attempted to improve the performance of the department by encouraging city leaders to migrate the manning of the department from part to full time firemen. Over the next seven years, Raymond was able to triple the annual budget of the department, creating two new companies and building new firehouses on Portland Street, Western Avenue, and in Brattle and Inman Squares. Raymond suffered intense criticism from his rivals, but managed to maintain the office for eight years, serving at the pleasure of four different mayors. During his tenure he lived at 10 Pleasant Street, across from the City Hall of that time.After Raymond was replaced as chief in 1878, he continued as editor of the Cambridge Press until 1890, and was elected corresponding secretary of the National Association of Fire Engineers in 1873. He was also a charter member of the John A. Logan Post, GAR. He died in 1892. A rare letter on department matters by the first African-American Fire Chief. .

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        On the diamagnetic conditions of flame and gases.

      1847. Faraday, Michael (1791-1867). On the diamagnetic conditions of flame and gases. Offprint from Philosophical Magazine 31 (1847). 401-424pp. 224 x 144 mm. Original plain wrappers, spine repaired, minor chipping. Light dust-soiling but very good. Presentation Copy, Inscribed by Faraday to chemist Edward Solly (1819-86) on the first leaf: ?E. Solly Esqr from the author.? First Edition, Offprint Issue. ?In the fall of 1847 [Faraday] had learned from Francesco Zantedeschi that flames were repelled by the poles of a strong magnet. Faraday explained this effect by a temperature-dependent (dia)magnetism of gases, and proved that all current gases except oxygen were diamagnetic with respect to the air by observing their motion after being freed in the air between the poles of an electromagnet? (Darrigol, Electrodynamics from Amp?re to Einstein, p. 103). Faraday presented this copy to English chemist Edward Solly, one of his associates at the Royal Institution. Williams, Michael Faraday, pp. 396-99. Jeffreys 363.

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        VIEW FROM UNDER THE PORTICO OF TEMPLE OF EDFOU. UPPER EGYPT [An Excellent View of the Temple's Famous Inscriptions, with People in the Foreground; 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.

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        SIEGE OF VERA CRUZ, BY THE U.S. TROOPS UNDER MAJOR GENERAL SCOTT, IN MARCH 1847, FROM SURVEYS MADE BY MAJOR TURNBULL, CAPTAINS HUGHES, McCLELLAN & JOHNSTON; LIEUTENANTS DERBY & HARDCASTLE, TOPL. ENGINEERS. DRAWN BY CAPT. McCLELLAN

      [Washington, D.C., 1847. Worn around the edges, with chips and loss, not affecting the map imagery itself. Two closed tears in the left edge do intrude into the map. Paper tanned, upper portion stained. About good. A scarce and detailed map of the Siege of Vera Cruz, a turning point in the Mexican-American War. Winfield Scott, with ten thousand American troops and a siege train, landed on the beach near Vera Cruz on March 9, 1847. The American forces outnumbered the Mexican defenders of the city by a two-to-one margin, and the American guns were especially devastating. The city's castle was undamaged, but the terrified citizenry implored Gen. Juan Morales to capitulate, which was done at the end of March. The map notes American casualties as twelve killed and sixty-one wounded (the actual numbers were slightly higher); the casualty rate among Mexican soldiers and civilians outnumbered that of the Americans. Vera Cruz would become an important port base for the American forces. This map shows the coastline from the road to Jalapa to the landing point of the American troops. The city and its main defenses are shown in detail, and the headquarters of American commanders Scott, Worth, Patterson, and Twigg are also shown. The Line of Investment is colored in red, as is the location of the American hospital. Text on the map describes the make-up of the divisions led by Patterson, Worth, and Twigg. This 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. OCLC records some sixteen institutional copies, but in our experience this map is scarce in the market.

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        L'Égypte au XIXe siècle. Histoire militaire et politique, anecdotique et pittoresque de Méhémet-Ali, Ibrahim-Pacha, Soliman-Pacha.

      Paris, Paul Boizard, 1847. - 4to. (4), IV, 470, (2) pp. With 20 coloured wood-engraved plates. Contemp. marbled half cloth with giltstamped spine title. Only edition of this military and political history of Egypt in the early 19th century, illustrated with coloured plates after drawings by J.-A. Beaucé. - Some foxing throughout; plates rather severely browned due to paper. Formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 271. Gay 2043. Sander 306. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber helikoidische Verzahnung und ihre Anwendbarkeit auf den Uhrenbau.

      Breslau Verlags-Comtoir 1847 - (23 x 19 cm). 11 (1) S. Mit 7 lithographierten Tafeln. Kartonband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe. Der Zwischentitel mit den Angaben: Zeichnungen von Räderwerken mit schraubenförmiger Verzahnung. 2. Auflage, lässt sich von uns nicht verifizieren. Wir konnten keine Angaben zu einem früheren Werk mit gleichem oder ähnlichem Titel finden. - Schade, Uhrmacher in Breslau, beschreibt hier die Anwendung von schraubenförmigen Verzahnungen auf die Konstruktion und den Bau von Uhrwerken. - Die Tafeln mit Abbildungen von schraubenförmig verzahnten Räderwerken. - Linke obere Ecke mit schwachem Wasserrand. Eine Tafel alt aufgezogen, sonst wohlerhalten. - Engelmann, Suppl. 99. - Selten

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        Album de Pomologie. [Four parts, bound in two volumes (complete).]

      Deprez-Parent Bruxelles, 184, 178, 168, 174 S. Half-leather fest gebunden \"Published 1847-1851. Oblong folio (320 x 235 mm). With three hand-coloured lithographed title pages (Vol. II, III, IV) and 191 beautiful hand-coloured lithographed plates, including one double sheet (complete). \"\"According to E. A. Bunyard in his \'Guide to the Litature of Pomology\', Alexandre Bivort\'s Album de Pomologie, published in monthly parts over four years, is of \'great value, as it contains coloured plates and accurate descriptions of Van Mons\' seedlings, and it forms a wonderful record of the great number of new fruits which were at this time being raised in Belgium\'…The lithographic printing so beautifully demonstrated in the plates of the Album de Pomologie was well established in Ghent and Brussels by about 1830, with the help of craftsmen from the Netherlands…Not many complete sets of the Album seem to have survived. The de Belder copy, sold at Sotheby\'s in London on 27 April 1987 and described in the sale catalogue (lot 27) as a \'pomological rarity\', had only three volumes and 137 plates, like the copy in the Lindley Library of the Royal Horticultural Society. There is no copy at all in the British Library, the library of the British Museum (Natural History), or the library of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, but there is at least one other full set in America, in the library of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Boston.\"\" (S. Raphael: Oak Spring Pomona, 1990). A fine copy of this very rare pomological work, of which exist only few complete copies. Not recorded in Nissen, Stafleu/Cowan, Dunthorne, Pritzel. De Belder only with vol. 1-3 with 137 plates. Some textpages are slightly brownspotted. The plates are in a very good condition, only few pages are very slightly stained. Book covers are slightly rubbed. Vol. 1/2: Front hinge worn, the first two sheets are partly loosened. Two textpages with small tears. One page with a slight loss of text due to abraded paper. One plate with brownish paper. Vol. 3/4: Front hinge a little weak, binding still tight. One textpage with two small tears. Some pages have a faint vertical crease. The images are not affected.\"Guter Zustand/ Good Versand D: 3,50 EUR

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        New-York Medical and Surgical Reporter. Vol. II No. 1 (2 Jan. 1847) - No. 18 (8 May 1847)

      New York, Printed for the Editor, 1847. 431 p., illus., folding plate; 21.5 cm. New York medical education in the 1840s. The first American journal devoted to medicine. Early reports of the use of ether in Boston (pp. 27, 39, 52-54, 73-74). Includes throughout, Prof. Valentine Mott's University Surgical Clinique & (#1) Van Buren on ankylosis; A Sketch of the Hospital of the Colored Home; (#2) Isaacs on the foot, Green on air passages; Collins, A Few Remarks on the Inhalation of Ethereal Vapor and An Operation for the Removal of a Mamma under its Influence; (#3) commentary on Green's treatise on air passages; articles on patents & letheon; Progress of the Cholera, Cox on hydrocele; Fitch, Statistics of the Colored Home; (#4) Garvin, Sulphuric Ether in Surgical Operations, Trousseau on meningitis in children; Homeopathic honesty; Health of the Army on the Rio Grande; (#5) Isaacs on monstrosity; (#6) Shelton on ovaritis; (#7) Isaacs on malformation of the heart; (#8) Colored Home; Child's report on vaccination. Stock#OB611 (iab).

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        Album de Pomologie. [Four parts, bound in two volumes (complete).]

      Deprez-Parent Bruxelles, - 184, 178, 168, 174 S. "Published 1847-1851. Oblong folio (320 x 235 mm). With three hand-coloured lithographed title pages (Vol. II, III, IV) and 191 beautiful hand-coloured lithographed plates, including one double sheet (complete). "According to E. A. Bunyard in his 'Guide to the Litature of Pomology', Alexandre Bivort's Album de Pomologie, published in monthly parts over four years, is of 'great value, as it contains coloured plates and accurate descriptions of Van Mons' seedlings, and it forms a wonderful record of the great number of new fruits which were at this time being raised in Belgium' The lithographic printing so beautifully demonstrated in the plates of the Album de Pomologie was well established in Ghent and Brussels by about 1830, with the help of craftsmen from the Netherlands Not many complete sets of the Album seem to have survived. The de Belder copy, sold at Sotheby's in London on 27 April 1987 and described in the sale catalogue (lot 27) as a 'pomological rarity', had only three volumes and 137 plates, like the copy in the Lindley Library of the Royal Horticultural Society. There is no copy at all in the British Library, the library of the British Museum (Natural History), or the library of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, but there is at least one other full set in America, in the library of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Boston." (S. Raphael: Oak Spring Pomona, 1990). A fine copy of this very rare pomological work, of which exist only few complete copies. Not recorded in Nissen, Stafleu/Cowan, Dunthorne, Pritzel. De Belder only with vol. 1-3 with 137 plates. Some textpages are slightly brownspotted. The plates are in a very good condition, only few pages are very slightly stained. Book covers are slightly rubbed. Vol. 1/2: Front hinge worn, the first two sheets are partly loosened. Two textpages with small tears. One page with a slight loss of text due to abraded paper. One plate with brownish paper. Vol. 3/4: Front hinge a little weak, binding still tight. One textpage with two small tears. Some pages have a faint vertical crease. The images are not affected." Guter Zustand/ Good Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Haker GmbH & Co. KG]
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        L'An. Poëmes par Thomas Braun.

      Bruxelles, E. Lyon-Claeson, 1847 (=1897), Limited edition of 1070 copies, 39pp., this is one of fifty on Papier Holland Van Gelder & Zonen ()Nr. 19), contains Thomas Braun's poems on the changing seasons are illustrated with 16 richly-colored woodblock landscapes by Franz Melchers with the artist's signature remarque on each plate, with an Art Nouveau title printed in lavender and olive, Square quarto (35,5 x 33,5 cm), original olive green wrappers pasted on a professionaly repaired covers. The plates are in excellent condition.

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        The Seasons. Summer

      London: Published by Robert Graves & Compy, 1847. Colour-printed aquatint with additional touches of hand-colouring. Good condition apart from a skillfully repaired 3 1/4" loss in the top right corner, a few expertly mended tears in the margins, and two small losses in the bottom left and right corners. Some light soiling and slight discolouration of the paper due to age. Trimmed on all sides. As denoted by the title, this charming plate most likely comes from a series depicting the various seasons of the year. Herring was an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took him to the Doncaster races, where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the "Highflyer" coach between London and York. When he eventually retired as a coachman, he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, at which time he worked for a short period in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by sporting print sellers and sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists, of which he was elected a member in 1841. As his career progressed, he began to focus on genre subjects and produced a number of sentimental images of farmyards and stables. Despite the appeal of these endearing later works, it was as a painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame. A prolific engraver of sporting and military scenes, John Harris executed numerous plates after Herring's sporting, hunting and genre paintings. Cf. Lane, British Racing Prints ; cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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