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        [Op. 64 no. 3]. Trois Valses pour le Piano... a Mademoiselle la Comtesse Catherine Branicka... Op: 64 No. 3

      Paris: Maison Mde. Schlesinger, Brandus et Cie. successeurs... Leipzig: Breitkopf et Hartel... Londres: Jullien et Cie. [PN] B. et Cie. 4743. (3) [Autumn 1847]. Folio. Disbound. 1f. (title), [i] (blank), 2-7, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Price: "5 f." Publisher's handstamp to lower right corner of title. Slightly soiled and foxed; edges slightly browned; minor offsetting; leaves partially detached; edges slightly frayed; small collection stamp and the number "105" to upper margin of title.. First French edition. Rare. Grabowski-Rink 64/3-1-BR. Chomi ski-Tur o p. 216. Hoboken 4, 457 (dated "1848"). The engraver's initials "AV" to title possibly refer to "A. Vialon," who engraved some Chopin editions for the Paris publisher J. Meissonnier.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Oregon Missions and Travels of the Rocky Mountains in 1845-46 (First Edition)

      Published by Edward Dunigan, New York 1847 - FIRST EDITION, first printing. Full black cloth with gilt lettering and design on the spine, moderate shelf wear and the book is cocked. Unique provenance. Originally purchased by Rev. Augustine Degauquir in 1847 pastor of St. James Catholic Church in Elizabethtown KY. It has his name on the front endpaper. Moderate foxing as is usual with this book. Illustrated frontispiece, an illustrated title page, and twelve other lithographic plates. No map. Howes D286; Graff 3827; Smith 9556; Wheat Transmississippi 535. Overall in GOOD condition. Photos available upon request. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LANCET. A Journal of British and Foreign Medical and Chemical Science, Criticism, Literature and News. In Two Volumes Annually

      London, printed for the editor and published by John Churchill, 1847.. FIRST ACCOUNT OF ETHER ANAESTHESIA PUBLISHED IN EUROPE. 2 volumes for 1847, complete set, 4to, approximately 280 x 195 mm, 11 x 7½ inches, illustrations and diagrams in the text, pages: (2), 702; (2), 698, both volumes include index at rear, bound in original publisher's dark green diamond grain blind stamped cloth, gilt lettered spine. Spines very slightly faded, gilt bright, very slight rubbhing to upper cover of Volume 2, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, endpapers and title pages slightly foxed, occasional small red ink stamp of the Lancet Newspaper to lower corners, closed tear to lower margin of page 457 in Volume 1, affecting footnote, neatly repaired without loss of legibility, occasional very light browning, pale foxing and creasing. A very good set in the publisher's original cloth. Volume I contains the first account published in Europe of anaesthesia produced by the inhalation of ether used to perform surgical operations and dentistry in Boston, U.S. This discovery had first been mentioned briefly in The Lancet for December 26, 1846. The paper read to 2 scientific societies on the subject by H. J Bigelow, a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, in November 1846 is reproduced in full on pages 5-8 followed by letters confirming the use by Robert Liston of this method of anaesthesia. Editorial comment on the paper appears on pages 16-17. Many references to this important discovery for painless surgery and dentistry appear throughout the volume including on page 77 an illustration of an Ether Inhaler. Volume 2 contains numerous papers, correspondence and references to ether anaesthesia, by physicians including Snow, Liston and Marcy. Osler, page 1355; Garrison and Morton, 5651. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        De l'Anarchie industrielle et scientifique.

      Paris, Librairie phalanstérienne 1847 - in-12, 70-[2] pp., demi-chevrette Bradel cerise, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, couverture conservée (Laurenchet). Bon exemplaire. En dépit de la date (Fourier était mort en 1837), c'est bien l'édition originale. Il s'agit de l'un des brouillons de la préface du Nouveau monde industriel, publié dès 1829. Kress C 7089.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        THE FLOWERS PERSONIFIED: BEING A TRANSLATION OF GRANDVILLE'S "LES FLEURS ANIMEES." [bound with:] MODERN BOTANY FOR LADIES; AND LADIES' HORTICULTURE. BY CTE. FOELIX. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH. [bound with:] SUPPLEMENT TO THE "LADIES' BOTANY." FROM THE HISTORY OF BOTANY.

      New York: Published by R. Martin, -49. 1847 - Three titles bound in one volume. 385,[1],iii,[3],152,8pp. plus fifty handcolored plates and two uncolored plates. Additional handcolored titlepage in first volume. Quarto. Original morocco, elaborately stamped in pictorial gilt, rebacked, with original richly gilt backstrip laid down, a.e.g. Binding a bit rubbed and edgeworn. An occasional fox mark, but generally very clean internally. A very attractive copy. The first American edition of this fabulous work, featuring fine steel engravings of anthropomorphized plants in what can only be described as surreal situations, delicately handcolored. It would be difficult to single out one image which this cataloguer could label his favorite, but the personification of Hemlock, busily poisoning a rabbit, with a frog already pushing up daisies and a mouse losing its dinner in the background, or the poor Hawthorne, being pursued by clippers with legs and a leering face, are sufficient to indicate the tone of the plates. Bennett suggests that "the altogether charming and graceful text is certainly a far cry from the mess of assorted poems generally used by Americans as the background of color plate flower volumes." "The steel plates for this American edition were cut, with some changes from the Paris original, in New York. The publisher could not resist adding the names of several New York florists to the plate 'The Flower Market.' Despite its grotesque images, it is perhaps the most elaborate book of its kind from the gift book era" - Reese. BENNETT, p.25. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 55.

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        The Bushman; or, Life in a New Country

      Published by Richard Bentley, London 1847 - , viii, 438 pages, complete with 5 illustrations including 4 plates and 1 text engraving correct as listed in contents First Edition , rebacked with matching blue cloth, a few small light spots to covers, plates lightly foxed and with occasional light spots to margins, book in very good condition , dark blue cloth with blindstamped design, gilt titles to spine Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV. Eight Volumes

      John Murray, Albemarle Street 1847-69, London - 3/4 tan morocco, the top edges gilt; a pretty set The most famous of all works devoted to England's Lord Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison with the best biographies in the language"; with the eighth index volume, printed in 1869 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        The BOY'S TREASURY Of SPORTS, PASTIMES, And RECREATIONS. With Nearly Four Hundred Engravings.

      Lea and Blanchard,, Philadelphia: 1847 - Illustrated with cuts. Sections on archery, cricket, fencing, golf, hockey, fly-fishing, stoolball, as well as 'Feeder' & 'Rounders', close relatives to modern baseball. "In this game, four or five stones or marks must be placed on the ground . these marks are called bases, and one of them . is termed 'home.' . The feeder then . pitches the ball to the first player, who endeavors to strike it with a bat . should he hit the ball, he immediately drops the bat, and runs to the first base on his right hand . but if he can run to all the bases and then home before the ball is again in hand, so much the better." While many aspects of the Game have changed this past century-and-a-half, this latter remains the same- running all the bases on a single hit is still "so much the better." Gilt bright. Slight lean. Wear to tips, with board showing. Lacks ffep. Withal, a respectable VG copy. Original publisher's bright red cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & boards stamped in blind. Gilt device of a horseman to base of spine. 12mo. 6-3/4" x 4-3/8". 1st US Edition (Block, p. 207; Henderson, p. 27). viii, [9] - 472 pp (including Index). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The BOY'S TREASURY Of SPORTS, PASTIMES, And RECREATIONS. With Nearly Four Hundred Engravings

      Philadelphia:: Lea and Blanchard,. 1847.. 12mo. 6-3/4" x 4-3/8". 1st US Edition (Block, p. 207; Henderson, p. 27). viii, [9] - 472 pp (including Index).. Original publisher's bright red cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & boards stamped in blind. Gilt device of a horseman to base of spine.. Gilt bright. Slight lean. Wear to tips, with board showing. Lacks. ffep. Withal, a respectable VG copy.. Sections on archery, cricket, fencing, golf, hockey, fly-fishing, stoolball, as well as 'Feeder' & 'Rounders', close relatives to modern baseball.... "In this game, four or five stones or marks must be placed on the ground ... these marks are called bases, and one of them ... is termed 'home.' ... The feeder then ... pitches the ball to the first player, who endeavors to strike it with a bat .. should he hit the ball, he immediately drops the bat, and runs to the first base on his right hand ... but if he can run to all the bases and then home before the ball is again in hand, so much the better." While many aspects of the Game have changed this past century-and-a-half, this latter remains the same- running all the bases on a single hit is still "so much the better." . Illustrated with cuts.

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        OMOO: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers. London: John Murray,. 1847. 12mo, pp. [i-ix] x-xii [xiii] xiv-xv [xvi] [17] 18-389 [390: blank] + 10 pages, all pages save last (a blank) carrying publisher's ads + 16 pages of additional ads paged [1]-16 [note: leaf preceding half title is a blank]; double flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece map, one illustration in the text,. title page printed in red and black, original decorated brown cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, marbled endpapers.. Private owner's bookplate affixed to verso of front free endpaper.. Very shallow chipping to cloth at bottom spine end, lower corner tips. a bit worn, some scattered foxing in text, tape residue on first. flyleaf, a tight, very good copy with clean binding and bright cover. stamping. (#100280). First U.S. edition. Melville's second book, preceded by TYPEE (1846). "Melville began by writing adventure stories, not fantastic, but exotic, vivid, and immensely popular. TYPEE and OMOO are daydream books, and, as C. S. Lewis pointed out, people want their daydreams to have the appearance of possibility, no matter how far above the reality of their lives those dreams might be. The burning central question in early reviews of TYPEE was whether its events had indeed transpired as Melville said they did. After two such books, Melville grew tired of the limitations of the autobiographical-adventure format. He had begun reading history, philosophy, and literature, and his mind was bursting with speculations that simply could not be fit into another TYPEE. Like Hawthorne, he turned to romance." - Attebery, The Fantasy Tradition in American Literature From Irving to Le Guin, pp. 51-2. BAL 13656. Wright (I) 1861.

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        The Holy Scriptures of the Olde and Newe Testamente; with the Apocripha: Faithfully Translated from the Hebrue and Greke

      Samuel Bagster and Sons, London 1847 - Hardcover. Second Modern Edition was done in 1805. 1847 date on half title page. Binding has been rebacked and endpapers replaced. Very Good Plus condition. Bible is nearly 3 1/2 inches thick. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas; Being a sequel to the "Residence in the Marquesas Islands."

      John Murray, London, United Kingdom 1847 - Nicely rebound in quarto leather with gilt title and decoration to spine, with five raised bands. New end-papers. 322pp including frontispiece map. No publishers ads. Top half of 'P' on page 209 has top half only. Ex Plummers library with several stamps to this effect (see photo). Pages trimmed and rebound, not affecting text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jack Payne (Books)]
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        Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

      modern quarter-leather over cloth, raised bands, map, publisher’s catalogue, sprinkled edges, very good, a handsome copy. first edition; 321 pages; keywords: fiction; - John Murray 1847

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        Das Exercitium der Preussischen Infanterie nach dem neuen Reglement v. Jahre 1843. Neue, nach dem Reglement von 1847 bearb. Auflage. .

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1847. 8°, Titel, 2 Textbll. u. 60 Tafeln, vollständig lithographiert. , HLdr. d. Z. mit goldgepr. Rückenschild, Etwas berieben. Vorsätze mit Leimschatten, Titel mit verblassten Stempel-Resten, ansonsten sauberes Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 935. Erste und einzige Ausgabe, sehr selten. - Der Verfasser, der sich später von Rodowicz-Oswiecimsky nannte, sollte in den 1850er Jahren noch in brasilianische und britische Dienste treten und u.a. am Krimkrieg teilnehmen.

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        Geological Map of the District Between Portage lake and Montreal River

      P.S. Duval's Steam Lith Press, Philadelphia 1847 - Size : 485x945 (mm), 19.125x37.125 (Inches), Hand Colored

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly, commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood R.N. in Torres Strait, New Guinea, and other Islands of the Eastern Archipelago, during the years 1842-1846. Together with an Excursion into the Interior of the Eastern Part of Java.

      T. & W. Boone, London 1847 - Octavo; complete in two volumes. Vol I: [ii], publisher's ads; xii; list of plates; half-page ad for Leichhardt on page 1; pp. 423; 8, publisher's catalogue; 10 plates (including frontis), 15 in-text illustrations and a large folding chart of the Great Barrier Reef. Vol II: 8, publisher's ads; vi; list of plates; pp. 362; 9 plates (including frontis), 3 in-text illustrations and a large folding map of Java. Original blind-stamped cloth bumped at the extremities and faded (particularly spine); spine gold-blocked with title, author and publisher's name. Binding solid. Light foxing to some plates. Very good set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Paz

      U.S. War Department, U.S. 1847 - From an important series depicting the Mexican-American War, Size : 417x520 (mm), 16.375x20.5 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, laid on acid free tissue paper for long term preservation.

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        The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living; The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying,

      William Pickering, London 1847 - 2 volumes. 8vo. (xvii), 424; (xxx), 327pp. Engraved frontispiece in the volume on Holy Living. Title pages and half titles printed in red and black. Contemporary binding of full morocco. Spines in six compartments with raised bands, ornately stamped in blind with gilt titles. Boards are also ornately stamped in blind with rules and stamps, and with a central rectangular design of diamonds enclosing crosses. Inner dentelles also stamped in blind, with marbled endpapers. Triple sewn silk headbands. All edges gilt and gauffered, with painted banners on all edges entwined around green staves and with calligraphed sentiments: To learn live; For me to live (die) is Christ and to live (die) is gain. The hinges on Vol. 1 have been nearly invisibly repaired; two corners worn; frontispiece has offset to the title page; else this is a near fine set in a lovely example of the bookbinder's craft. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A View of Mt. Tamalpais with Passing Clouds

      - Charles Dormon Robinson (California artist, 1847-1933) “A View of Mt. Tamalpais with Passing Clouds” Signed lower right “CD Robinson” Oil on wood cigar box top 5 ½” x 6 ½” Provenance: Private Collection, Northern California (by descent to present owner) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        AN AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

      New York. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. 1847. First printing of the 1847 revised edition. Quarto. Binding in full leather with black label on spine. Good condition but with an old appearing small leather repair at left top of spine. Very scarce. Three page preface by Chauncey Goodrich dated September 24, 1847.

      [Bookseller: john atticks d/b/a faith's books]
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        LOS CÓDIGOS ESPAÑOLES CONCORDADOS Y ANOTADOS - 12 TOMOS (Completo)

      Imprenta de la Publicidad, a cargo de M. Rivadeneyra, Madrid 1847 - 483 + 572 + 826 + 519 + 747 + 567 + 534 + 712 + 567 + 496 + 446 + 541 pp. 22,5 x 29,5 cm. Tomo 1 de 1847 - Tomo 12 de 1851. El tomo 2 presenta la parte posterior raspada. Encuadernados en pasta española con dorados en lomo. Excelente encuadernación y conservación. Papel en perfecto estado, limpio. Impresión de no haberse usado.

      [Bookseller: Libros del Reino Secreto]
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        ALS Confidential Will Hays

      Florida A LETTER TO WILL HAYS MARKED CONFIDENTIAL WHICH HAS THE FORESIGHT TO REALIZE HOW CRUCIAL THE SUPPLY OF RUBBER WOULD BE IN CASE OF ANOTHER WAR (Presumably in the case of a Pacific power) Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor (1847-1931) November 22, 1926. Typed letter signed on his personal laboratory stationery to Mr. Will H. Hays. Here Edison sends his regrets as he is unable to visit Hays in California. This is the same Will Hays who later enforced the production code which censored films from 1930 to the later 1960’s. Edison spent his winters visiting his home in Florida and had done so for over forty years. This particular year he was on the edge of a finding a new way to produce rubber from a rubber plant that could be grown in the United States in case of war. During the period of 1914-1918 (World War I), Edison became concerned with America's reliance on foreign supplies of rubber. He partnered with Harvey Firestone and his good friend Henry Ford to try to find a rubber tree or plant that could grow quickly in the United States and, contain enough latex to support his research endeavor. In 1927 the three men contributed $25,000 each and created the Edison Botanic Research Corporation in an attempt to find a solution to this problem. In 1928 the Edison Botanic Research Corporation laboratory was constructed. It was in Fort Myers, Florida that Mr. Edison would do the majority of his research and planting of his exotic plants and trees, sending any results or sample rubber residues up to West Orange, New Jersey, to his large Thomas A. Edison "Invention Factory". After testing 17,000 plant samples, Edison eventually found a source in the plant Goldenrod (Solidago leavenworthii).. 9 1/2" x 8 1/2".

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        The Estray: A Collection of Poems

      Boston: William D. Ticknor and Co.. 1847. First. First edition. Original glazed cream boards with paper spine label. Contemporary gift inscription, slight soiling, and tiny tears at the crown, a fine copy, housed in custom cloth chemise and slipcase. A poetry anthology with contributions by Longfellow, and many others. A splendid copy. BAL 12088 -- only 1150 copies printed. .

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        Les supercheries litteraires devoilees - Galerie des auteurs apocryphes, supposes, deguises, plagiaires et des editeurs infideles de la litterature francaise pendant les quatre derniers siecles - Ensemble les industriels litteraires qui se sont anoblis a cette epoque

      - Paris, L'editeur, rue Mazarine, 1847-1853, edition originale. 5 volumes in-8°, format 14x22 cm, demi-chagrin vert bouteille a coins, 5 faux-nerfs, tranche marbree, CXLVIIJ + 604, 650, 614, 668 et 410pages. Des rousseurs dans le texte des premiers volumes. Superbe reliure.Bon etat. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Typee:

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street 1847 - FIRST EDITION, early issue. COLONIAL PRINTING. Small 8vo. Pp. 286 with map and 16-page catalogue at rear. Publisher's red cloth, colonial binding and blocked as such in blind to covers, gilt titles to spine. Some minor wear to spine ends, backstrip a little toned, neat inscription to flyleaf. Very good indeed. BAL 13652 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas; the Revised Edition, with a Sequel. Part I

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

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        The Christian in Palestine; or; Scenes of Sacred History, Historical and Descriptive.

      George Virtue, London 1847 - Circa 1847 to 1850. Leather cover with gilt. Some soiling to covers. AEG. Spine edges rubbed, cracked along 2" of front lower spine edge with a perpendicular crack 1" across spine, 5 raised bands across gilt-decorated spine. Corners lightly bumped, rubbed. Marbled end papers. Ffep has rippling along vertical and lower edges. Second ffep has mild rippling along vertical edge. Light foxing to 1st title page with engraving. Isolated fox spots on some pages, pages mostly clean. Some plates have some foxing. Pages lightly toned. Gilt inner dentelles that also cover edges on front and rear boards, some of the edging is rubbed. Binding tight and square. Original silk ribbon. The book is heavy. PayPal accepted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ASTRONOMIE INDIENNE. D'après la doctrine et les livres anciens et modernes des BRAMMES sur l'astronomie, l'astrologie et la chronologie suivie DE L'EXAMEN de l'astronomie des anciens peuples de l'Orient et de l'explication des principaux monuments astronomico-archéologiques de l'Egypte et de la Perse.

      Paris, Imprimé par autorisation du Roi à L'Imprimerie Royale, M DCCC XLVII 1847 - In-8° de (X); 250 pp.& 4 grandes pl.Lith dépliantes. Broché. Intérieur frais. Très bon état. Edition originale. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The comic history of England / by Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett with twenty coloured etchings and two hundred woodcuts by John Leech

      London : Bradbury & Agnew 1847 - Divided into 2 sections with seperate pagination. Subjects; Great Britain - History - Outlines, syllabi, etc. Great Britain - History - Anecdotes. Colour (perceived attribute) etchings (prints) - England - 1847-1848. Referenced by: Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1979 ed.), 295-296. Title page in red & black, with added vignette. Scattereed, minor, marginal foxing. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TRATADO DE LA TEORÍA Y FABRICACIÓN DE LA PÓLVORA EN GENERAL, LAS PIEZAS DE ARTILLERÍA Y LOS PROYECTILES DE HIERRO. Seguido de: FUNDICIÓN DE ARTILLERÍA DE BRONCE, por Pedro Luján. 2 Tomos. Falto del Atlas de Láminas.

      - Segovia. Imp. Eduardo Baeza. 1847. 22x15 cm. T. I, portada + 4 h. + 328 págs. 2 h. * T. II, 480 págs. 2 h. + 3 grandes estados plegados. Holandesa piel gofrada, guardas al agua, cortes tintados, sello anterior propietario. Falto del Atlas que se publico un año despues con 52 láms. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        LOS CODIGOS ESPAÑOLES.

      - Concordados y comentados. 12 volúmenes que contienen: I, Liber judicum. Fuero juzgo. Fuero viejo de Castilla. Leyes del estilo. Fuero Real. Ordenamiento de Alcalá. II a V, Las Siete Partidas y glosas por Gregorio López. VI, Espéculo. Leyes para los adelantados mayores. Leyes nuevas. Ordenamiento de las Tafurerias. Ordenanzas reales de Castilla. Leyes de Toro. VII a X, Novísima Recopilación. XI y XII, Leyes que no han sido comprendidas en la Novísima. Autos acordados. Ordenanzas de Bilbao. Madrid, Imprenta de La Publicidad, 1847-1851, 22x30, LXXV-483p.+ XLVI-572p.+ 826p.+ 519p.+ 747p.+ 567p. + XIX-533p. + 712p. + 567p.+ 496p.+ 446p.+ 541p. Encuadernados en holandesa piel de época, hierros en lomera, lomera gofrada. (25034).

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        Schwaben. 2. Aufl.

      Leipzig, Wigand, 1847.. VI, 200 SS. m. 30 Stst.-Tafeln mit Ansichten, 8°, Ppbd. d. Zt.. Das malerische und romantische Deutschland, Bd. 1. - Das gesuchte Ansichtenwerk hier in 2. Auflage. Die Stst. v. Hoffmeister, Lacey u.a. n. Vorlagen von L. Mayer zeigen u.a.: Baden-Baden, Freiburg,Badenweiler, Esslingen, Heidelberg, Heilbronn, Hohentwiel, Marbach, Maulbronn, Stgt, - Cannstadt, Tübingen usw. - Text und Ansichten teilw. leicht stockfleckig.

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        The Ingoldsby Legends, by Thomas Ingoldsby, Esq.

      London Bentley 1840, 1842, 1847 - Three octavo volumes. viii, 338; ix, 288; viii, 364 pp. First edition. Illustrated with engravings by George Cruikshank and John Leech. Aside from very light splitting to extremities of outer hinges, this is a nearly fine, handsome set bound by Riviere in full polished tan calf, gilt. T.e.g. Bookplates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rural Cyclopedia (4 Volumes)

      Edinburgh A. Fullerton and Co 1847. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Shelf wear to bottom edges. Occasional light foxing, impacting on some plates. Front internal hinge of fourth volume cracked Reprint Half-leather cover with marbled boards 265mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). 3000pp. Numerous full-page engravings of domestic animals, farm machinery, rural scenes, etc. Some of the plates are hand-coloured. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination. Published: 1847-49.

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        Anatomische Beschreibung des menschlichen Augapfels

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1847 - 1 vol. in-4, (4), 70 pp., 1 planche, cartonnage beige à la Bradel, dos lisse avec titre en long (reliure moderne), petites mouillures claires angulaires, quelques rousseurs (plus importantes sur la page de titre), planche légèrement brunie, bon état. Provenance prestigieuse : ce livre a appartenu successivement à Jacques Mawas (avec son cachet et son ex-libris manuscrit) et à Pierre Amalric (avec son ex-libris gravé). Jacques Mawas (1885-1976), soigna notamment le peintre Claude Monet (après son opération de la cataracte), puis se spécialisa en histopathologie oculaire, et devint médecin-chef de l'hôpital Rothschild ; une rue de Paris porte son nom. Pierre Amalric fut un ophtalmologue de réputation internationale, un bibliophile et un historien de l'ophtalmologie ; il laissa son nom à un syndrome (syndrome de Diallinas-Amalric). Edition originale de cet ouvrage d'anatomie sur le globe oculaire humain. Il devint l'ouvrage de référence sur le sujet. Il est orné d'une planche coloriée à la main et gravée par L. Schubert Ernst Brücke fut professeur de physiologie à l'université de Vienne. Ses travaux sur la physiologie de la vision sont remarquables. Il est cité 4 fois par Garrison & Morton. Hirschberg, The history of ophthalmology, § 1006 ; Albert, Source Book of ophthalmology, 328 ; Dobson, Anatomical Eponyms, p. 32 (" Brücke's Muscle" ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LANCET. A Journal of British and Foreign Medical and Chemical Science, Criticism, Literature and News. In Two Volumes Annually.

      London, printed for the editor and published by John Churchill, 1847.FIRST ACCOUNT OF ETHER ANAESTHESIA PUBLISHED IN EUROPE. 2 volumes for 1847, complete set, 4to, approximately 280 x 195 mm, 11 x 7½ inches, illustrations and diagrams in the text, pages: (2), 702; (2), 698, both volumes include index at rear, bound in original publisher's dark green diamond grain blind stamped cloth, gilt lettered spine. Spines very slightly faded, gilt bright, very slight rubbhing to upper cover of Volume 2, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, endpapers and title pages slightly foxed, occasional small red ink stamp of the Lancet Newspaper to lower corners, closed tear to lower margin of page 457 in Volume 1, affecting footnote, neatly repaired without loss of legibility, occasional very light browning, pale foxing and creasing. A very good set in the publisher's original cloth. Volume I contains the first account published in Europe of anaesthesia produced by the inhalation of ether used to perform surgical operations and dentistry in Boston, U.S. This discovery had first been mentioned briefly in The Lancet for December 26, 1846. The paper read to 2 scientific societies on the subject by H. J Bigelow, a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, in November 1846 is reproduced in full on pages 5 - 8 followed by letters confirming the use by Robert Liston of this method of anaesthesia. Editorial comment on the paper appears on pages 16 - 17. Many references to this important discovery for painless surgery and dentistry appear throughout the volume including on page 77 an illustration of an Ether Inhaler. Volume 2 contains numerous papers, correspondence and references to ether anaesthesia, by physicians including Snow, Liston and Marcy. Osler, page 1355; Garrison and Morton, 5651. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        EL FUERO VIEJO DE CASTILLA./ EL ORDENAMIENTO DE LEYES, que D. Alfonso XI.

      Librerías de los Señores Viuda e Hijos de D. Antonio Calleja y de Manuel Pereda, Madrid 1847 - EL FUERO VIEJO DE CASTILLA, sacado, y comprobado con el ejemplar de la misma obra, que existe en la Real Biblioteca de esta corte, y con otro mss. Publicanlo con notas históricas y legales los doctores D. Ignacio Jordan de Asso y del Río y D. Miguel de Manuel y Rodríguez. 4º M, 2 h. (portada y tabla), XLVI p. 139 p. Junto con: EL ORDENAMIENTO DE LEYES, que D. Alfonso XI hizo en las cortes de Alcalá de Henares el año de mil trescientos y cuarenta y ocho. Publicanlo con notas, y un discurso sobre el estado y condición de los JUDÍOS EN ESPAÑA, los doctores¿ XXX p. 140 p. // Madrid, Librerías de los Señores Viuda e Hijos de D. Antonio Calleja y de Manuel Pereda. Lima Casa de los Señores Calleja, Ojeda y Compañía, 1847. (Imprenta de Alejandro Gómez Fuentenebro). Pasta española, tejuelo. - Dos obras distintas en un volumen. Portada con grabado xilográfico. [ Palau nº 18725 para la 1ª edición no la numera. No describe la IIª parte referida a la obra "El ordenamiento de las leyes" junto con un discurso sobre los judíos en España que si lo hace en la 1ª edición. CCPB194758-3/194759-1] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oregon Missions and Travels over the Rocky Mountains, in 1845-46

      New York.: Edward Dunigan.. First Edition.. 1847.. 13 black and white lithographic plates including frontispiece, black and white pictorial title page, black and white folding map, 408 [+4]pp, 7 x 5 inches, original decorative embossed cloth-covered boards (hardbound), with gilt decorative embossed spine. Wear to covers with loss at head and tail of spine; scattered foxing throughout more noticeable in the first half of the book, but the plates (printed on a different quality paper than text) are very clean and bright. The map is severely foxed, with wear to left edge from being improperly folded into the book. 1861 inscription to front free end paper, small bookseller's label to front paste down. There are signs that this is ex-library (paper lightly abraded from removal of a label on the front and back paste downs, evidence of removal of a stamp on back free end paper and on the upper edge of the first text page. Pencil notation in upper margin of frontispiece; occasional pencil notations in text. A good copy. The work documents the extensive missionary journey undertaken by Jesuit Father Pierre-Jean de Smet, providing significant documentation of early European-American activity in the Pacific Northwest, with much interesting commentary (both text and image) on the customs of the Native American Indian tribes (especially the Flatheads) that were encountered. The last pages of the work feature the "Our Father" pray in six Indian languages, plus an English, Flat-head, Black-foot, Cree vocabulary list and a list of "Plants of the Rocky Mountains in Flower in August and September." Howes 286; Wheat 535. The map is titled "Oregon Territory 1846" and includes areas of present-day northern Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, with much information on Indian inhabitants, rivers, forts etc. .

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        Wanderungen durch Tyrol und Steyermark.

      . 2 vols. Leipzig c. 1847. Med 60 stalstik. 303 + 235 s. Samt. hlvldr. With 60 steelengravings. Contp. halfleather. * Meget rent ekspl. Very clean copy..

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        Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished Irishmen from earliest times to the present period arranged in chronological order, and embodying a History of Ireland in the Lives of Irishmen.

      Dublin: Macgregor, Poulson, and Company 1839-1847. - 12 volumes complete, as issued, in two parts to a vol. 496+454+472+472+476+478 pp. embellished by a series of highly finished portraits, selected from the most authentic sources, and engraved by eminent artists, all engraved plates present, hardback, in a sea-green cloth with blind stamped decoration to the front board and a decorative spine title gilt with a border of shamrocks and harp. Bearing the name and stamp of J. H. Purdon on ffep of most vols. These are all very tight bright copies, there is minor spotting to some of the engraved plates or tissue guards, and there is some minor difference to the tone of the cloth from being issued over the course of eight years. A handsome set. Individual copies turn up and we have two odds for sale but we rarely see a set as issued.

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        Buch der Welt 1847. (Ein Inbegriff des Wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre, Länder- und Völkerkunde, Weltgeschichte, Götterlehre etc.).

      Carl Hoffmann,, Stuttgart, 1847 - Stuttgart, Carl Hoffmann, 1847. 4°. Lithogr. Vortitelbl., 738 (recte 380) S., 2 S. Anzeigen. Mit 47 (von 48) Tafeln (davon 36 handkolor. meist lithogr.) Schlichter HLn.-Bd. der Zeit. Zoologische kolor. Tafeln: Vögel, Fledermäuse, Raupen und Schmetterlinge, Flusspferd, Fische, Affen, Schlangen, Maulwürfe, Käfer, Faultiere, Nagetiere, Eidechsen, Heuschrecken. - Botanische kolor. Tafeln: Solaneen, Feigen, Trauben, Korallenbaum, Magnolie, Pflaumen. - Stahlstich-Ansichten: Kathedrale von Rouen, Dresden, Heidelberg, Kissingen. - Stahlstich-Porträts von Wieland, William Scoresby, Jean Paul, A. von Humboldt u.a. - (Titelblatt und 1 Ansicht fehlt (Nr. 1, Lauterbrunner Tal und die Jungfrau). Widmung auf Vorsatz. Text und Stahlstichtafeln etwas stockfleckig, kolor. Tafeln meist sauber). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Document, signed ("J. C. Frémont"), as Governor & Commander in Chief of California, a blank Appointment to the Legislative Council

      Ciudad de los Angeles, january 22, 1847 - Rare and of historic importance, this document from Frémont's short-lived Governorship of California, during which time he attempted to establish civil rule in the new territory. The document reads: "To all to whom these presents shall come, Greetings: Know ye that I, J.C. Frémont Governor of the Territory of California in virtue of the authority in me vested and for the purpose of an immediate organisation of the territory so as to render it conformable to civil law do hereby appoint a member of the Legislative Council to hold said office until by election his successor shall be appointed. Given under my hand and seal this 22nd day of January A.D. One thousand eight hundred and forty seven at the Ciudad de Los Angele. [Signed:] J.C. Frémont. Governor & Commander in Chief of California. Attest: Wm H. Naples Secy of State" California had become an American Territory only 6 days prior, when, in a famous controversy, Frémont was appointed Civil Governor by Commodore Stockton. When orders were received shortly thereafter from Washington appointing General S.W. Kearny to the position, a serious conflict ensued between Stockton and Kearny. Frémont's refusal to obey orders from Kearny led to his court martial, and, after a trial which lasted more than a year, he was eventually convicted of "mutiny," "disobedience to the lawful command of a superior officer," and "conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline," he was finally sentenced to dismissal from the service. President Polk approved of the conviction for disobedience and mutiny, but remitted the penalty, and Frémont resigned. This episode was followed by Frémont's famous expeditions to the Rockies, his campaign for the Senate, and finally his campaign for the Presidency as a Republican in 1856 - the first man, in fact, to run for the Presidency as a Republican. The Republicans heralded their first candidate, with the chant, "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Speech, Free Men, Frémont." In a losing effort Frémont nonetheless captured 33% of the popular vote 4to. 1p. pen and ink on paper. Some old folds, very light soiling, old adhesion in lower blank margin, else fine, in half blue morocco folding case with gilt stamped blue morocco label on upper cover [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE AMERICAN FLORA, OR HISTORY OF PLANTS AND WILD FLOWERS: CONTAINING A SYSTEMATIC AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION, NATURAL HISTORY, CHEMICAL AND MEDICAL PROPERTIES OF OVER SIX THOUSAND PLANTS, ACCOMPANIED WITH A CIRCUMSTANTIAL DETAIL OF THE MEDICINAL EFFECTS, AND OF THE DISEASES IN WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN MOST SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYED.

      New York: Published by Strong and Burdick (Vol. I), and Green and Spencer (Vol. II), -1848. 1847 - Two volumes. Vol. I: 137,[1],iv pp.; lithographic additional title, frontispiece, and fifty plates, printed in colors and finished by hand. Vol. II: 192pp.; lithographic additional title, frontispiece, and forty- six plates, printed in colors and finished by hand. Quarto. Original pictorial gilt cloth, spines richly gilt in vine pattern, a.e.g. Boards lightly rubbed, corners worn and bumped, worn at spine ends. Scattered foxing, confined largely to the text but with a few fox marks on some plates, but with the plates generally clean and brightly colored. A very good set. The first two volumes of this four-volume work. The last two volumes are quite rare. Asa Strong, a physician, was one of the most popular natural history writers of his day. The qualities of each plant are given and its medicinal uses explained. Several of the plates were drawn by the noted illustrator, Edwin Whitefield, and others are by D.W. Moody. A definitive collation for this work as problematic, as Stafleu notes: "The copies listed in The National Union Catalog show a great variation." According to Stafleu, there are three issues of volume I, dated 1846, 1847, and 1848. The present set includes the 1848 third issue of volume I, which should have a frontispiece, engraved title and fifty plates. The present copy includes all those and is therefore complete. The second volume contains one more plate than called for by Stafleu (who notes only an additional titlepage, frontispiece, and forty- five plates). Bennett writes: "The publisher clearly did not count pages of color plates when listing the numbers on the title pages, but counted every separate item on each page. It has even been suspected that he counted fly-specks" (p.103). Bennett further notes that complete sets of Strong's AMERICAN FLORA. are "extremely difficult to locate." Strong is particularly interesting as one of the first publications to include introduced exotics, including plants from Africa. BENNETT, p.103. BRADLEY BIBLIOGRAPHY III, p.58. McGRATH, p.218. B.A. Norton, EDWIN WHITEFIELD, p.145. STAFLEU & COWAN TL2 13.290.

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

      [Np. ca. 1847]. - Gouache and pencil on paper, 11 x 18 1/2 inches. Some flaking of the blue paint in the water. 4 1/2-inch horizontal closed tear in right portion of the image. Overall, very good. Matted, and in a modern frame. A detailed, colorful, and accomplished painting of the American capture of Mazatlán during the Mexican-American War. William H. Meyers, a gunner on board the U.S.S. Dale, produced some of the most significant artwork illustrating the fighting in California and on the west coast of Mexico. A collection of his drawings, owned by Franklin Roosevelt, was published in 1939. The present work was not a part of that collection but is clearly part of the same series. Original artwork from the Mexican-American War is rarely available. In the preface to the 1939 publication of the Meyers sketchbook that he owned, Roosevelt wrote: "By means of Meyers' realistic sketches.we are enabled to follow the epic naval conquest of California with an understanding which has heretofore been impossible. He participated in many of the scenes depicted, and for the others had the privilege of discussion with eye- witnesses. There seems to have been no facile pen among the handful of bold, hard-bitten husky sailors, marines, soldiers and frontiersmen who won that empire for us. No doubt pen and paper were scarce in that primitive region. Complicated war operations scattered through a thousand miles of virgin coast and country gave little opportunity for writing or sketching. Thus the very dearth of adequate contemporary literature adds much to the historical value of Gunner Meyers' brush." The capture of Mazatlán, on the west coast of Mexico, was a important American victory during the Mexican- American War. The most active Mexican port on the West Coast, Mazatlán was strategically important as an information link to the East Coast, and was a major supply base for Mexican forces. The port was captured by naval forces led by Commodore William Shubrick commanding his ship, Independence, assisted by the United States ships Congress and Cyane. At the time that Mazatlán was captured, the U.S.S. Dale, on which William Meyers served, was patrolling off the coast of Guaymas, some 560 miles to the north. As Roosevelt noted, for the scenes that Meyers did not witness personally (such as this one), he relied on eyewitness testimony for his paintings. This painting is dominated by Shubrick's flagship, the Independence, with a number of smaller rowboats behind it. The buildings and hills of Mazatlán stretch the length of the image beyond the ship, and a number of individuals can be seen along the beach and on the waterfront. Several of the buildings fly various flags, demonstrating the importance of Mazatlán as a port. William H. Meyers (b. 1815) went to sea aboard a trading vessel to the West Indies in 1838 and also worked as a civilian in ordinance at the Washington Navy Yard. In 1841 he joined the United States Navy as a gunner, and was assigned to the U.S.S. Cyane. He served under Commodore Thomas Ap Catesby Jones, taking part in the presumptive American seizure of Monterey in 1842. During the Mexican-American War, Meyers served as gunner on the U.S.S. Dale, and participated in many naval and land battles on the coast of Mexico and California. Due to ill health Meyers resigned from the Navy in 1848, and worked at the naval laboratory in Washington, DC. Meyers was an untrained but accomplished and prolific artist and he made a number of sketches and paintings during his career of naval service in the 1840s. Franklin Roosevelt owned one of Meyers' original sketchbooks, containing fifty-four drawings of scenes during the Mexican- American War. Twenty-eight of those sketches were published by Random House in 1939 in a volume printed by the Grabhorn Press in an edition of 1000 copies, and with an introduction by Roosevelt and a historical narrative by Captain Dudley W. Knox. Roosevelt's sketchbook is part of the collection at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Preside

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        Vanity Fair: a Novel Without a Hero

      Punch Office (Bradbury & Evans), London 1847 - Yellow paper wraps serialized in 20 parts (19 & 20 bound together as a double number). The true first state of first edition although the ads are in various states of the first edition. Housed in a burgundy cloth four fold wrapper and then housed in burgundy morocco pull off case by Riviere. Gilt titles to spine. 621pp This was Thackeray's first novel to be published under his own name. Each part is illustrated by engravings (39 total) by Thackeray himself, including the suppressed illustration in the 11th part titled "Marquis of Steyne" not present in subsequent editions. One of the highlights of English literature, it is rare to find it in such nice condition in the original parts. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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