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        The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy: With Extracts from the Journal of James Brooke, Esq of Sarawak [Now Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General to the Sultan and Independent Chiefs of Borneo.] 2 volume set

      London: Chapman and Hall. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed. Lower corner of volume I worn. Some offsetting. 1847. Third Edition. Black hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xiv, 429pp; viii, 315pp. Plates and fold out maps. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        A Narrative of an Exploratory Visit to Each of the Consular Cities of China, and to the Islands of Hong Kong and Chusan, in Behalf of the Church Missionary Society, in the Years 1844, 1845, 1846, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL INSTALLMENTS]

      New York, Harper & Brothers, 1847.. Two volumes. Crown quarto. Paginated consecutively. Pp. xvi, 3-240; 241-467. Plus a folding map engraved on steel, engraved frontispiece and 11 other plates. Title-page printed in red and black. Uniformly in the original illustrated wrappers, these edge worn and chipped, back wrapper of one volume loose, some dog-eared corners. Both volumes placed in a handsome custom made box, full green cloth over boards, facsimile title-page laid-down on cover. An unsophisticated set, untrimmed, preserved entirely in the original state, bright interiors, thoroughly free of foxing. ~ First American edition in the extremely rare original, two paperbound installments. Sold separately, each volume's cover bears the header: ?50 Cents. Complete in Two Parts?; and ?Part 1? and ?Part 2?, respectively. A pioneering work by the Anglican missionary George Smith (1815-1871) who, after the Treaty of Nanking, explored the newly opened cities of China, recording his findings and observations. The work is particularly appealing for its description and portrayal of everyday life in nineteenth-century China and the impact of the new British Rule. It includes an account of Hong Kong. Cordier BS, 2115; Lust, 385.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Teutsche Revolution. Gesammelte Flugschriften. XI, 547 S. 2 Bl. Hübscher marmor. Pappbd d. Z. mit farb. RSchild.

      Bern, Jenni, 1847. - Erste Ausgabe der Sammlung bisher erschienener Flugschriften. Sie "liefert in ihrer chronologischen Zusammenstellung ein Bild der politischen Entwicklung eines Teutschen, der durch den Despotismus und die Freiheit zugleich geschult wurde; sie bildet in ihrer Rücksichtslosigkeit einen angemessenen Gegensatz zu der Eunuchensprache meiner Landsleute . Die Veranlassung zur Herausgabe dieser Sammlung ist zunächst eine bloß polizeiliche. Man jagt mich wegen meiner Schriften seit mehreren Wochen wie ein wildes Thier umher und weiß ich nicht, wo diese Jagd eine Ende finden wird " (Vorwort). Teile der Auflage wurden als 'Tarnschrift' mit dem Umschlag 'Archiv für Thierheilkunde' sowie entsprechend gedrucktem Titel und fingierter 1. Lage (!) nach Leipzig geschmuggelt, jedoch von der Polizei entdeckt. Preußen stellte daraufhin den Antrag beim Bundestag, den gesamten Verlag für das Gebiet des Deutschen Bundes zu verbieten. Besonders peinlich war diese Publikation für den Bundestag, weil ein Bericht für die Bundestagsgesandten in Frankfurt („Autographirte Zirkularnote") Heinzen zugespielt worden war und auf der Rückseite des Originalumschlags (der hier, wie fast immer, nicht beigebunden ist) abgedruckt wurde. – Titel mit kleinem, unauffälligem Besitzstempel. Schönes Exemplar. – Stammhammer I 103, 7. Huber 24. Nicht bei Friedlaender. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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        An Overland Journey Round the World during the Years 1841 and 1842

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1847. Hardcover 1st US, g+ in contemporary 3/4 leather. Leather scraped on all edges, chipping on spine; owner's name (H.G. Norton, Trenton, N.J.) on tp and ffep; also has ownership signature of the excellent novelist Frank O'Rourke. Text moderately foxed. Bookstore sticker on rear pastedown: Books Inc., San Francisco. This very scarce book has much on the latter days of the fur trade, as the author was governor-in-chief of the Hudson's Bay Company's territories. He made his way across the continent from Boston to Vancouver; he travelled from there down the coast to SanFrancisco and reported on California in the early days of the gold rush.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        AN ILLUSTRATION OF OSBOURNE'S PICTORIAL ALPHABET.

      Comprising, title, dedication, explanation of the illustrations, and 4 engraved leaves with multiple engraved images illustrating the letters of the alphabet. Original, or contemporary, cloth-backed semi-stiff boards. Landscape folio. First edition thus. Some light browning; tissue-guards creased; some light dust-soiling to outer edges; else a very good copy of an extremely rare issue of this beautiful alphabet. Usually found , as first issued in 1835, as a boxed set of cards, accompanied by a booklet. WorldCat locates only one copy of the above edition, in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly, commanded by Captain F. P. Blackwood, R.N

      London: T. & W. Boone,, 1847. 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 … 2 volumes octavo. Original dark blue combed cloth, titles gilt to the spine, elaborate panelling in blind to the boards, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Housed in a dark blue flat back cloth solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Uncoloured aquatint frontispiece to each, and 14 other similar plates in all, together with 3 engraved plates, and numerous engraved illustrations to the text including one full-page, a folding map at the rear of each volume. Very light shelf-wear, corners just bumped, mild crumpling head and tail of the spines, hinges just starting, light browning, some foxing front and back with a scatter else, but a very good copy indeed. Engraved crested bookplates of Hugh Edward Adair (1815-1902), 3rd baronet of Flixton Hall, Suffolk, to the pastedowns. An exceptional copy of the first edition, first issue - in " fine straight-ribbed blue cloth, all boards with elaborate blind stamped central ornament" (Wantrup) - of this "very important voyage" (Hill) commissioned by the Admiralty to survey the Torres Strait, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the various regions in New Guinea. This was one of a series of detailed hydrographical surveys undertaken for the Admiralty around this time, its specific purpose being to have the Great Barrier Reef explored "and to have the gaps surveyed in order that some means might be devised for marking the most eligible of these openings, in order that they could be recognised in due time and passed through in comparative safety" (Ingelton, Charting a Continent). The expedition was noteworthy for being "the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission". These surveys of the Torres Strait and Great Barrier Reef were of great importance, as also the discoveries made in New Guinea and the surrounding islands. Blackwood's Directions for this dangerous part of the Australian coast were so "accurate that many appear on maps to the present day" (Hogego). Jukes, who was naturalist to the expedition, was destined for the cloth, but despite advice to the contrary, insisted on attending Adam Sedgwick's geology classes at Cambridge "this proved to be Jukes's moment of rebirth. Visions of the cloth vanished" (ODNB). In 1839, through Sedgwick's influence he was appointed geological surveyor to the colony of Newfoundland, on his return to England he failed to secure the chair in geology at University College, London, but was selected to accompany the Fly to Australia; "over the next four years Jukes pursued his science in locations such as Madeira, Cape Colony, New Guinea, Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef. By the time the Fly dropped anchor at Spithead on 19 June 1846 he was a geologist of global experience … he [was to become] perhaps the finest British field geologist of his day". A handsome, and unusually well-preserved copy.

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        Australia From Surveys Made By Order of the British Government Combined with those of D'Entrecastreaux, Baudin, Freycinet &c &c

      London: Arrowsmith, 1846-, 1847. Pair of handcoloured engraved maps showing Western and Eastern Australia, each 660 x 520mm; some slight foxing, mounted and framed together. An important Arrowsmith map, and at the time the largest scale maps of Australia available. Issued either as a single sheet or as here, two separate sheets each with own title. The right hand sheet has the tile Eastern portion of Australia by John Arrowsmith while the left hand sheet remains as Australia from surveys etc.These sheets record the exploration and development of Australia, by 1847 nearly sixty years after British settlement in 1788 the eastern part of the continent had developed to the stage of having three independent colonies of New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania, Queensland has yet to separate from New South Wales and Victoria is still named Australia Felix.

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        The practice of the Mendicity Society

      By "one who knows it well".A good, and apparently, authoritative examination of the administration and policies of the London Society for the Suppression of Mendicity, a society which in its early days (it was founded in about 1816) had included on its board of management such notable men as David Ricardo, Patrick Colquhoun, William Allen, and Joseph Hume. Like its sister society in Bath, its approach was a judicious mixture, part punitive, part constructive, the society leaders thinking of themselves as both philanthropists and quasi-policemen. The Society's headquarters was in Red Lion Square.The statistics of the Society's work are staggering. In 1846 alone it investigated no fewer than 5877 begging-letter cases. It provided in that same year 148,569 meals, and employed 2155 men and 791 women. (The author notes that each meal consisted of "ten ounces of bread and one pint of good soup, or ¼ lb. of cheese").David Owen, in his study of English Philanthropy, 1660-1960, (1965), has some useful observations (pp. 110 et. seq.).8vo., (8) + 54 + (2)pp., followed by a 16-page Murray list, original blind-stamped maroon cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt, spine faded. A fine copy., 1847. First, and only, edition. Apparently very rare. (COPAC & OCLC find other copies only at BL + B.Nationale [Paris] + Columbia Un.).. By "one who knows it well". A good, and apparently, authoritative examination of the administration and policies of the London Society for the Suppression of Mendicity, a society which in its early days (it was founded in about 1816) had included on its board of management such notable men as David Ricardo, Patrick Colquhoun, William Allen, and Joseph Hume. Like its sister society in Bath, its approach was a judicious mixture, part punitive, part constructive, the society leaders thinking of themselves as both philanthropists and quasi-policemen. The Society's headquarters was in Red Lion Square.The statistics of the Society's work are staggering. In 1846 alone it investigated no fewer than 5877 begging-letter cases. It provided in that same year 148,569 meals, and employed 2155 men and 791 women. (The author notes that each meal consisted of "ten ounces of bread and one pint of good soup, or ¼ lb. of cheese").David Owen, in his study of English Philanthropy, 1660-1960, (1965), has some useful observations (pp. 110 et. seq.). 8vo., (8) + 54 + (2)pp., followed by a 16-page Murray list, original blind-stamped maroon cloth, upper cover lettered in gilt, spine faded. A fine copy.

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        Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by 'Boz'. With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. LORD ROSEBERY'S COPY WITH HIS BOOKPLATE

      2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, First Issue, with 2 engraved frontispieces (one a portrait; original tissue guards present) and 11 engraved plates (all original tissue guards present), some occasional, light and wholly inoffensive age - staining; handsomely bound in contemporary full light tan calf, sides with triple frame border enclosing at four corners a floral spray, back with five raised bands, second and third compartments with red and green leather labels framed and lettered in gilt, all other compartments elaborately tooled in gilt, gilt tops, marbled endpapers, uncut, very neatly rebacked with old backstrips laid down, a fresh, crisp and most attractive copy. THIS COPY WAS FORMERLY IN THE LIBRARY OF LORD ROSEBERY AND BEARS HIS RED'DURDANS' BOOKPLATE ON FRONT PASTE - DOWNS. ALSO PRESENT ARE CHARLES DICKENS CENTENARY TESTIMONIAL BOOKPLATES ON FRONT PASTE - DOWNS. With half - titles, misprint '128' for '182' (Embellishments, vol. I; plate 5), last plate without grotesque border, and undated 36pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Archibald Primrose (1847 - 1929), 5th Earl of Rosebery and 1st Earl of Midlothian, Prime Minister of Great Britain 1894 - 5. AN OUTSTANDING AND MOST DESIRABLE COPY, COMPLETE IN EVERY RESPECT AND WITH NOTABLE PROVENANCE. Eckel, p.152.

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        Town, Fort & Harbour of St. Helliers, Jersey

      Jersey, 1847. Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured. Very good condition. Size: 47.1 x 64.1 cm. A fine view of St. Heliers, in St Aubin's Bay on the southern side of the island. One of a series of 26 views published in 1847 to commemorate Queen Victoria's visit to Jersey, lithographed by Day & Son, lithographers to the Queen.

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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 Written by Himself

      Albany: Weed and Parson, 1847.. [viii],[5]-224pp. Frontispiece engraving after Darley. Publisher's brown cloth, covers stamped in blind, upper cover lettered in gilt. Very good. Provenance: B. J. Leedorn (author's presentation inscription); Harold Sharp (bookplate). Early in 1847 Copway published his most famous work, THE LIFE, HISTORY, AND TRAVELS OF KAH-GE-GA-GAH-BOWH, and at once he enjoyed great popularity. In it he vividly described his youth among his people and his subsequent career as a Methodist missionary, including a firsthand account of the history and conditions of the Ojibwa Indians of Rice Lake, Canada West. His book, the first written by a Canadian Indian, became a bestseller, running through six editions by the end of the year, though the first edition is scarce. The present example is inscribed by Copway on the front pastedown, "B. J. Leedorn (?) from Kahgegagahbowh, The author" and dated Nov. 28, 1852. A highly important item and rarely found inscribed, here in beautiful original condition. HOWES C770. SABIN 16716. FIELD 366. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 881. TPL SECOND SUPPLEMENT 7916.

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        Italy, Classical, Historical and Picturesque. Illustrated in a Series of Views From Drawings by Stanfield, R.A., Roberts, R. A., Harding, Prout, Leitch, Brockedon, Barnard, , , With Description of the Scenes Preceded

      Glasgow Blackie & Son Ltd 1847. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed with some edge scuffing. Light scattered foxing. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down First Edition Contemporary Maroon Morocco Gilt with Dentelles 350mm x 250mm (14" x 10"). cviii, 160pp, + plates. 60 tissue guarded engraved plates and vignette title. '.. on the recent history and present condition of Italy and the Italians.' Heraldic book-plate of Fothergill.

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        The Practical Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer's Treasury of Designs: House-furnishing & Decorating Assistant, in the Grecian, Italian, Renaissance, Louis-Quatorze, Gothic, Tudor and Elizabethan Styles

      London: Peter Jackson, 1847. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Undated, but published in 1847. Complete with engraved title page, 16 pages of text and 103 illustrated plates. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages; occasional light foxing. Old book plate for John Maish of Dudley. Half-leather with original rubbed marbled boards, rebacked. First edition of an important design book. See Edward Joy's Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design: "For a study of fashionable styles just before the Great Exhibition of 1851 there is no better record than Henry Whitaker's The Practical Cabinet Maker, 1847. . . . Whitaker was the most versatile and informative of the designers of his day [and] his reputation was an established one for his designs were executed for the Queen at Osborne and for a number of distinguished clients, including the Marquis of Exeter and the Dukes of Devonshire and Northumberland." As of 2014, OCLC shows this book held at nine institutions. Only two auctions noted at ABPC and AmericanaExchange. Quite scarce.

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        Fortegnelse over sfdøde forstander for Opfostringshuset, Cancellieraad Ridder af Dannebrog Rasmus Borchs efterladte Bogsamling.

      Kjøbenhavn, 1847. 172 sider pp. Med priser. Spf. Ca. 3000 numre. Meget sjælden. Indbundet i et samtidig halvlæder med guldtryk på ryggen. Ryggen repareret. Første udgave.. 15032118

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        Karte des Königreichs Ungarn, der Königreiche Croatien, Slavonien, Dalmatien, des Großfürstenth. Siebenbürgen, des Küstenlandes und der Militair-Grenze. - Magyar Orzag, Horvat, Tot, Dalmat, Erdely Orszagog, A Tenger, Mellek, Katonai, Hatarorvidek Földkere.

      (Budapest), Szotyöri, 1847.. II. durchgehends umgeänderte, auf astronomische Bestimmungen gegründete und dem gegenwärtigen Zustande des Landes entsprechende Ausgabe. Kupferstichkarte bestehend aus 18 auf 9 Lwd.-Bll. aufgezogenen Segmenten. Zusammen ca. 180 cm x 235 cm.. Zweite Überarbeitung der erstmals 1833 - 1836 erschienen Karte. - Szantai, Schedius 1 c. - "Diese Landkarte beruht auf Janos Lipszkys Mappa generalis regni Hungariae und war in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts sehr verbreitet; sie erschien innerhalb kurzer Zeit in zwei Ausgaben. Schedius geriet mit dieser Landkarte gewollt oder ungewollt in Konflikt mit der Zensur, denn auf dem zweiten Segment der Erstausgabe hatte er Galizien mit der Detailliertheit einer Nebenprovinz Ungarns dargestellt. Die Zensur ließ dieses Blatt beschlagnahmen und erlaubte den Druck der Karte erst nach Durchführung der gewünschten Modifizierungen. Die Titelseite hatte man aber schon zuvor gedruckt. Schedius löste die von der Zensur gewünschte Korrektur in der Weise, dass er auf die Titelseite einiger Exemplare nachträglich folgenden Text drucken ließ: "Seiner Kaiserl. Königl. Apostolischen Majestät Ferdinand dem jetz glorreich regierenden Kaiser von Oesterreich König von Ungarn etc in tiesfster Ehrfurcht gewidmet" und diese Ausgabenvariante ausschließlich für den kaiserlichen Hof bestimmte. Die hauchdünne Strichelung der Bodenreliefdarstellung auf der Karte - das Verdienst von Samuel Blaschnek - ermöglichte die Lesbarkeit des unerhört reichhaltigen Namenmaterials. Während des Freiheitskampfes von 1848/49 wurde dieses Werk, weil keine detaillierteren Karten verfügbar waren, zur Planung der ungarischen Kampfoperationen verwendet" (www.oszk.hu). - Gebräunt. Die einzelnen Segmente teils etw. knapp beschnitten (teils Verlust des unteren Kartentitels der einzelnen Kartenblätter).

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        HISTORIA UNIVERSAL trad. al castellano por D. Antonio Ferrer del Río.

      Fco. de Paula Mellado, Madrid 1847 - 38 vols. 8ºm. Enc. hol. (lomos det. en borde sup. e inf.), cortes pintados. 1847-50

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        HISTORIA UNIVERSAL traducida al castellano por D. Antonio Ferrer del Río.

      Establecimiento Tipografico de D. Francisaco de Paula Mellado 1847-1850, Madrid - Materia: Libro antiguo de la primera mitad del siglo XIX. Historia - Historia Universal. Publicación: Madrid, Establecimiento Tipografico de D. Francisaco de Paula Mellado, 1847-1850. Descripción: 38 volúmenes. 8º. Encuadernación en holandesa piel de época con dorados en el lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map of Ireland divided into Provinces and Counties, shewing the Great and Cross Roads, with the distances of the principal Towns from Dublin

      London, 1847. Copper engraving, 73 x 56 cms, original hand colour, blank verso; from Wyld's New General Atlas. Shows railways completed and under construction. Map

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      Leipzig, August 1847. - 1 S. Qu.-gr.-8vo. 28 Takte in drei zweizeiligen Systemen: Finale aus der Sinfonie Nr. 1-moll ("Paa Sjølunds fagre Sletter"), bezeichnet "Finale, Op. 5" und mit eh. Widmung an einen "Dr. Griepenkerl zur freundlichen Erinnerung" (d. i. wohl der Germanist, Pädagoge, Musikwissenschaftler und Dirigent Friedrich Konrad Griepenkerl, 1782-1849). - Spuren senkrechter Mittenfaltung; alt auf Trägerkarton montiert.

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        Sämmtliche Werke. Uebersetzt von Dr. Upmann (3 Bände).

      Berlin Albert Nauck 1847. Orig.-Leinwandbände, XXIV-453 / IV-449 / IV-541 Seiten, 8°. Seltene frühe deutschsprachige Ausgabe der Werke des Hippokrates in der Übersetzung von Christian Friedrich Upmann (Physikus im Fürstenthum Birkenfeld). Komplett in drei Bänden. Die Einbände sind leicht berieben und angestaubt. Der Buchblock des zweiten Bandes hat in der unteren rechten Ecken durchgängig einen kleinen braunen Fleck. Sehr wenige Seiten zu Beginn des ersten Bandes weisen schwache handschriftliche Einträge oberhalb des Textblocks auf. Ansonsten sind alle Bände papierbedingt nur wenig gebräunt, sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Schöne Ausgabe mit Goldprägung, Rückenschildchen und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Orig.-Leinwand. Gut

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        MEMORIAS DEL ESCMO. SR. D. JOSÉ NICOLÁS DE AZARA - Madrid 1847

      - Madrid, Imp. de Sanchiz, 1847. Con orlas. 339p. 2h. 8º mayor. Encuadernado en holandesa parcialmente descolorido. Resto de etiqueta en el lomo. Muy buen ejemplar. 1ª edición. Primera edición. 1st edition. First edition. Literatura española. Memorias. Historia moderna. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Italy, Classical, Historical and Picturesque Illustrated in a Series of Views From Drawings by Stanfield, R A , Roberts, R A , Harding, Prout, Leitch, Brockedon, Barnard, &c, &c, With Description of the Scenes Preceded by an Introductory Essay

      Glasgow: Blackie & Son Ltd. G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed with some edge scuffing. Light scattered foxing. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. 1847. First Edition. Contemporary Maroon Morocco Gilt with Dentelles. 350mm x 250mm (14" x 10"). cviii, 160pp, + plates. 60 tissue guarded engraved plates and vignette title. '... on the recent history and present condition of Italy and the Italians.' Heraldic book-plate of Fothergill. .

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        Results of Astronomical Observations Made During the Years 1834, 5, 6, 7, 8, at the Cape of Good Hope; being the completion of a telescopic survey, of the whole surface of the visible heavens, commenced in 1825

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1847. Quarto, lithographed frontispiece, a few woodcut diagrams, 17 numbered plates of stars and nebulae after Herschel (four folding) of which 13 engraved by James Basire and four lithographed; occasional light foxing; original green cloth, a good copy. In his father's footsteps.... Herschel's monumental survey of the stars of the Southern Hemisphere, a complement to his father's survey of the northern celestial hemisphere. Herschel devoted five years to the project, which he had chosen to carry out at the Cape of Good Hope. In a suburb south of Cape Town he constructed a 20-foot reflecting telescope, with which he methodically explored the night skies.'By 1838 he had swept the whole of the southern sky, catalogued 1,707 nebulae and clusters, and listed 2,102 pairs of binary stars. He carried out star counts, on William Herschel's plan, of 68,948 stars in 3,000 sky areas... He produced detailed sketches and maps of several objects, including the Orion region, the Eta Carinae nebula, and the Magellanic Clouds, and extremely accurate drawings of many extragalactic and planetary nebulae... Herschel invented a device called an astrometer, which enabled him to compare the brightness of stars with an image of the full moon of which he could control the apparent brightness, and thus introduced numerical measurements into stellar photometry' (DSB). He dedicated the work to the memory of Hugh Percy, third Duke of Northumberland (1785-1847), chancellor of Cambridge University and a patron of science, who had died shortly before the book's publication.

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        Traite des fractures et des luxations

      Paris: Bailliere, 1847. MALGAIGNE, Joseph (1806-65). Traite des fractures et des luxations. 2 text volumes, 8vo, & folio atlas. vii [1], 842; 1108pp. 30 lithographed plates by Delahaye. Paris: Bailliere, 1847-55. 213 x 132 mm. (text); 452 x 300 mm. (atlas). Text in quarter morocco, gilt, c. 1855; atlas in original cloth-backed printed boards, spine worn. Very good except for some foxing & browning, affecting a few plate margins, as might be expected. 19th century signature on atlas half-title; color pencil underling on 1 or 2 text leaves. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 4417. The most splendid work on its subject, with 30 large-folio lithographed plates of the highest quality. Includes the classic description of "Malgaigne's fracture," bilateral vertical fracture of the pelvis. Malgaigne was the first to devise and apply a practical method of external fixation; he also proved the existence of incomplete and longitudinal fractures, and promoted traction treatment of fractures. Le Vay, pp. 254-56. Peltier, Fractures, pp. 184-85. Waller 6187.

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        Narrative of a Journey Round the World, During the Years 1841 and 1842. Vol. 1 & 2 (Fur Trade, Travel & Exploration)

      Henry Colburn, 1847, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition, First PrintingBoth volumes with red straight-grained leather over boards, half-bound in red calf, six compartment spines separated by double-lined gilt work with titles in gilt onto black leather labels, leather headbands, all edges trimmed and sprinkled, large 8vo (8-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches [22.3 x 14.0 cm]) colored endpapers. Vol I pp; tissue guarded author portrait frontis, [i]-[xii], foldout map, [1]-438. Vol II pp; [i]-[xiii], [1]-469 and having page 336 misnumbered as 436. Binders tag "Bound by | W. Gotelee | Bookseller & Printer. | Oakingham" verso top covers. Complete with frontis and folding lithographed map, "MAP shewing THE AUTHOR'S ROUTE" [printed area, 22 cm x 62 cm.], bottom border of map showing "London, Published by H. Colburn.1847" and "J. Netherclift & Son, Lithog." with author's route lined in red, no graphic scale, but about 600 miles to the inch. Both volumes rubbed at spine and edges with a small damp stain at foot of both top boards near spine, matching unmarked bookplates to front pastedowns and slightest hint of waviness to text noted. Vol. I with light foxing to prelims. and some browning and foxing to frontis, offset to tissue guard, map with a few small closed tears and mis-fold lines. Vol. II with light foxing to prelims. and title page, small water stain touching edge of bottom corner of ffep, else text in both volumes close to near fine. A trip around the world - and perhaps the first successful overland journey around the world - ever recorded. According to Gagnon, "Adam Thom, then a journalist in Montreal. .. is the one who, it is said, drafted the work from the notes provided him by Simpson."Volume I describes Simpson's trip from London to Halifax and overland across Canada by horseback and canoe with detailed attention paid to the Red River settlement, Edmonton, Fort Vancouver and Oregon, and Vancouver Island. Vol. II is the sea journey via Sandwich Islands, Sitka, and overland through Siberia and back to London. Simpson was a key player in the Hudson's Bay Company and later, in important national developments. He oversaw the much needed merger of the HBC with the Northwest Company and became Governor in Chief of the Hudson's Bay Company's territories. He fathered a dozen children with a variety of partners and died in Montreal in 1860. Ref. Peel 115; Wagner-Camp 140-1; Whale 1394; Wickersham 4126; Sabin 81343; Strathern 505; Streeter VI 3710; Lande 1447; Innis 313-327; Wikipedia. Extra shipping (at cost) for this set of books.

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        A History of the Earth and Animated Nature, with an Introductory View of the Animal Kingdom, Translated from the French by Baron Cubier , and Copious Notes Embracing Accounts of New Discoveries in Natural History; A Life of the author ... (Truncated)

      A. Fullarton and Co., London, Edinburgh and Dublin, 1847, Hardcover, Book Condition: Poor, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionFull Book Title: A History of the Earth and Animated Nature, with an Introductory View of the Animal Kingdom, Translated from the French by Baron Cubier , and Copious Notes Embracing Accounts of New Discoveries in Natural History; A Life of the author by Washington Irving; and a carefully prepared index to the whole work. Two volumes.Two volumes. Plates incomplete. In general very poor condition. The plates are hand coloured and utterly beautiful, enchanting and captivating. Bound in quarter-leather with board covers. The books are considerably worn, marked. They are generally grubby. The leather spines are firm if cracked, secure if venerable. The pages are firm against the heroic binding. The text is very clear and confident. Despite the absences and the wear both volumes are genial companionship. fn Quantity Available: 1. Category: Nature Writing; Inventory No: aosv.

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        The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy : Vol 1 only

      Chapman and Hall, 1847, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, 3rd Editionbeautifully rebound in recent full green leather with gold gilt on spine. new end papers. light foxing throughout. 1 college library stamp. no inscriptions. 2 maps and 5 plates. volume 1 only Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: sj97.

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        Map of the West India & Bahama Islands with the adjacent coasts of Yucatan, Honduras, Caracas &c

      London, 1847. Copper engraving, 55 x 80 cms, original hand colour, blank verso; from Wyld's New General Atlas. Map

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        [SCOTLAND]. [CARTONNAGE BINDINGS]. Les trois freres ecossais

      Tours: A. Mame et Cie., 1847 & 1859. FIRST EDITION. Very Good. Together two vols. 8vo. Ad 1 (1847): FIRST EDITION, bound in the original publisher's "cartonnage" binding of white boards, richly embossed in gold and color; illustrated with six steel-engraved plates done by Adrien Charles Danois after Louis Marckl (bookplate removed). Ad 2 (1859) Sixieme edition, bound in original publisher's leather binding with "Cathedral" and "sacred hearts" motifs. It too contains the six plates by Danois after Marckl, bound in a different order. With prize bookplate to "Rosa Gonillon" dated 1861. Both volumes form part of the "Bibliothèque de la jeunesse chrétienne" series. Two excellent publisher's bindings for the curious story of "Les trois freres ecossais," both from the "A. Mame et Cie," the well-known publisher of French Cartonnage and decorated leather bindings. These were almost invariably issued as "Prizes" for deserving students as a reward for exceptional work (or exceptional piety). The binding style of these volumes was produced for only a short period of time in France, from 1840-1889. LITERATURE: Jan Storm van Leeuwen, "Franzosische Bonboniereband und die Firma Mame," in: Einband Forschung, Heft 24, April 2009, pp 67-77. NB: Both volumes here described were created by the Imprimerie Mame that Storm van Leeuwen describes. To produce the intricate design of the cover boards, a specially tooled metal plaque would have been heated, dipped into gilt ink, and pressed into the paper boards. The gilt pressed into the background, and the pink paper design raised up to have a very textural feel. A center "window" was cut out, and a chromolithograph depicting a scene from the text was placed inside. The chromolithograph process was employed at the time, and produced sharp and vivid colors with very detailed illustrations. In most instances the back covers were fashioned the same as the front, with the exception of a medallion plaque in the center. It is noteworthy that the present collection is of "provincial" manufacture, not Parisian: two of the books were printed and bound in Tours, the other two in Rouen. The story recounts the voyages and travels of three Scottish brothers as they circumnavigate the globe, with stops in New York, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and even to Mexico. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, SUITABLE FOR EXHIBITION AND STUDY.

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        1845 - Historical Notices of the Missions of the Church of England - Signed

      - Historical Notices of the Missions of the Church of England in the North American Colonies, previous to the Independence of the United States. Written by Ernest Hawkins. Front flyleaf has "Presented to the Rev. Samuel Smith by (has label/seal of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel) the society for the propagation of the gospel in foreign parts. 7 January 1847." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Third Report fron the Selected Committee on Westminster Bridge and New Palace

      London: Ordered to be Printed, 1847. Collation,194+40 pags, 10 folding plates, including large plan. Book measures 13 x 8 1/2 inches. Bound in full period calf, rebacked. Boards have ornate blind stamp tooling. Leather rubbed along hinge joints, boards still firmly attached. Binding in good condition.Internally, pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice copy of a rare book. . First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. Small Folio.

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        On the inhalation of the vapour of ether.

      . London: The London Medical Gazette [printed by Wilson and Ogilvy], 1847. 8vo. 10 pp., two woodcut illustrations in the text. Printed front wrapper. Blind wrappers. Preserved in elegant 20th century half calf drop box; spine with five raised bads and gilt title.l The extremely rare offprint of the true first edition of John Snow's description and illustration of his breakthrough invention, the first apparatus, which could regulate the amount of ether vapour inhaled by the patient. The medical doctor Snow (1813-1858) was "an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. Snow was one of the first physicians to study and calculate dosages for the use of ether and chloroform as surgical anaesthetics, allowing patients to undergo surgical and obstetric procedures without the distress and pain they would otherwise experience. He designed the apparatus to safely administer ether to the patients and also designed a mask to administer chloroform. He personally administered chloroform to Queen Victoria when she gave birth to the last two of her nine children" (Wikipedia). Snow first described his inhaler in this paper published in the London Medical Gazette, volume 4. Later in the same year he published a book in which he again described his revolutionary apparatus, which by then had been slightly modified. This is the Haskell F. Norman copy, with his small bookplate on the verso of the blind wrapper. Spine gutter with some japanese paper repairs; lacks last blank, otherwise very good, clean, and as described in Christie's catalogue of the Norman Library. Garrison-Morton, 5658; Norman 1965; Norman sale, Christies III, 1303 (this copy)..

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        BOLETIN DE VETERINARIA, SOCIEDAD VETERINARIA DE SOCORROS MUTUOS 1847, 65 BOLETINES

      Imp. Tomas Fortanet - BOLETIN DE VETERINARIA, SOCIEDAD VETERINARIA DE SOCORROS MUTUOS 1847, 65 BOLETINES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Europe, exhibiting its principal states and physical features

      London, 1847. Copper engraving, 54 x 68 cms, original hand colour, slight soiling, blank verso; from Wyld's New General Atlas. Map

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        Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847. First American edition. Frontispiece chart. xv, [i], [17]-389, [1]; [xv]-xxiii, [i] (ads); 16 (ads) pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's brown cloth, gilt-decorated spine, upper cover with gilt vignette of ship, marbled endpapers. Wear to spine ends with closed tear to head of spine, corners worn, light foxing to text throughout. The first American edition of Melville's second novel, in the publisher's cloth binding.

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        The Practical Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer's Treasury of Designs: House-furnishing & Decorating Assistant, in the Grecian, Italian, Renaissance, Louis-Quatorze, Gothic, Tudor and Elizabethan Styles

      London: Peter Jackson, 1847. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Undated, but published in 1847. Complete with engraved title page, 16 pages of text and 103 illustrated plates. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages; occasional light foxing. Old book plate for John Maish of Dudley. Half-leather with original rubbed marbled boards, rebacked. First edition of an important design book. See Edward Joy's Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design: "For a study of fashionable styles just before the Great Exhibition of 1851 there is no better record than Henry Whitaker's The Practical Cabinet Maker, 1847. . . . Whitaker was the most versatile and informative of the designers of his day [and] his reputation was an established one for his designs were executed for the Queen at Osborne and for a number of distinguished clients, including the Marquis of Exeter and the Dukes of Devonshire and Northumberland." As of 2014, OCLC shows this book held at nine institutions. Only two auctions noted at ABPC and AmericanaExchange. Quite scarce.

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        Eisenbahn-Strecken-Profile 1850-1865. Sammlung von 33 Tafeln mit kolorierten Federzeichnungen zum Eisenbahn-Bau in Württemberg und der Schweiz.

      Ohne Ort, (Ca. 1847-55).. (34 x 22 cm). 33 (4 doppelblattgroße) Tafeln mit sehr fein ausgeführten kolorierten Federzeichnungen. Lose in einfacher moderner Karton-Mappe mit Bindebändern.. Ungewöhnlich qualitätvolle Zeichnungen ohne Hinweis auf die ausführende Person oder den Anlass. Sie könnten allerdings aus dem Besitz des ehemaligen Finanzministers und späteren Präsidenten des Großherzoglich Badischen Staatsministeriums Christian Friedrich von Boeckh (1777-1855) stammen, dessen Onkel Christian Gottfried Boeckh (1732-1792) Pfarrer in Nördlingen war und aus einer alten Nördlinger Theologenfamilie stammte. - Drei Karten mit Streckenabschnitten entlang der Strecken Bruchsal - Bretten (Weissbrod Mühle), Geislingen - Ulm (Schimmel- und Steig-Mühle) und Manneberg - Effretikon (Kanton Zürich). Neben den drei Übersichtskarten und einem Farbschema zeigen die Blätter Details des damaligen Streckenbaus: Bestimmung der Stärke von Stütz- und Fußmauern, Fundamente für den Unterbau, Tunnelbau, Unterführungen, Bahndämme, Brücken, Signalanlagen und Bahnübergänge ("Barrieren"), jeweils mit exakten Maß- und Größenangaben. Da die Strecke Geislingen-Ulm von 1847-50 gebaut wurde, die Strecke Bruchsal-Bretten von 1850-53 und die Strecke über Effretikon seit 1855 in Betrieb ist, stehen die vorliegenden Zeichnungen in engem zeitlichem Zusammenhang dazu. - Auf der Mappe ist ein handschriftliches Etikett mit den Angaben "Archiv der von Nördlingen stammenden Familie Boeckh, Linie D (Beckh). Württembergische und schweizerische Eisenbahn-Strecken-Profile 1850-1865" montiert. - Die Zeichnungen tragen die Beschriftung: Normalplan I-III, VI, IX-XXIV, XXVII, XXVIII, XXX, XXXII u. XXXIV sowie Normalplan No. 1-7. - Stellenweise leicht bestoßen. Die Darstellungen frisch, insgesamt schön

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        Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown . . . First American Edition. With Notes and References to Later Cases by W.A. Stokes and E. Ingersoll of the Philadelphia Bar. Two Volumes [complete]. Cohen 3704

      Philadelphia: Robert H. Small, 25 Minor Street, 1847. Later tan buckram, contrasting crimson and black labels, gilt, crinkling to some of the pages, else a very good set First American edition of the masterpiece of one of England's greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials

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        Forty original watercolors for Lamartine's L'Histoire des Girondins

      [Paris: Fume, 1847. Forty watercolors (39 portraits, 1 device with liberty cap), signed by the artist in lower right or left. 1 vols. 4to. Red janseniste morocco, with green morocco doublures with wide gilt dentelle borders, marbled flyleaves, a.e.g., by Capé. Finely rebacked, one lower flyleaf replaced, covers with some traces of staining, light foxing to a few watercolors. Though not generally appreciated in his own time, Auguste Raffet (1804-1860) was later thought to be one of France's great illustrators. "Beraldi made the startling assertion that Raffet's was 'the greatest name of the century in original prints,' adding that this still isn't enough to say. One of the greatest names of French art.'" - Ray, p. 183 The fine watercolors here form a veritable gallery of the French Revolution, and include portraits of Mirabeau; Danton; Charlotte Corday; Robespierre; Marie Antoinette; Marat; C. Desmoulin; St. Just; Talien; Grégoire; Barère, etc.

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