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      Perrotin, Paris 1847 - 411 pp. + 401 pp., 2 volumes in-8 (15 x 23,5 cm), plein maroquin bleu nuit, 7 filets dorés d'encadrement sur les plats et un filet doré avec fleurons d'angles intérieurs, double filet doré sur les coupes, large roulette dorée d'untérieur des plats, dos lisse avec auteur, titre et tomaison dorés, double encadrement de 7 filets dorés, triple encadrement doré avec fleurons d'angles intérieurs, toutes tranches dorées, emboitages de chagrin bleu nuit en forme de livres. Reliures signées TRAUTZ-BAUZONNET. Frontispice et 52 gravures sur Chine appliqué, avant la lettre, par : CHARLET, De LEMUD, JOHANNOT, DAUBIGNY, PAUQUET, JACQUES, J. LANGE, PINGUILLY, De RUDDER et RAFFET. Au verso de la page de faux titre, la mention imprimée "Exemplaire de M. Armand Bertin". Fac-similé d'une lettre de Béranger à l'éditeur Perrotin. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque A. T. Dael, fils. Ex-dono signé Dael fils, collé au verso de la page de faux titre "Souvenir d'amitié offert à Monsieur / Le Lièvre Président du Tribunal / de 1ère instance par son dévoué /[Signature]". Ex-dono signé A. Lelièvre sur la deuxième page de garde. Joint une lettre autographe signée de Béranger, d'une demie page, datée du 28 août 1830; adressée à M. Perint (?). Nouvelle édition, revue par l'auteur. Exemplaire de 1er tirage. Emboitages frottés, l'un d'eux à perdu une partie d'un côté, quelques pâles rousseurs, les gravures protégées par serpentes sont très peu touchées. Somptueuses reliures de TRAUTZ-BAUZONNET. Très bel exemplaire. (Vicaire 412-413) In-8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ad hoc Art]
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        Ruins of Karnack. Lithograph from Robert's "Holy Lands"

      F.G. Moon,, London: 1847 - March 8th, 1847. c. 50 x 35 cm plus margins. Original tinted lithograph, full page. Extremely clean copy, archivally & handsomely framed in gilt frame with wash mount. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Konvolut von 11 handschriftlich verfassten, maschinengeschriebenen und signierten Briefen und unsignierten Telegrammen wahrscheinlich an Dickhuth-Harrach.

      . . Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg (geb. 2. Oktober 1847 in Posen; gest. 2. August 1934 auf Gut Neudeck, Ostpreußen), deutscher Generalfeldmarschall und Politiker. Hindenburg wurde 1925 zum zweiten Reichspräsidenten der Weimarer Republik gewählt. Nach seiner Wiederwahl 1932 ernannte er am 30. Januar 1933 Adolf Hitler zum Reichskanzler. - Das Konvolut enthält: Handschriftlicher, dreiseitiger Brief, Karlsruhe, 24.1.1901. Mit erhaben geprägten und gekrönten Initialen BH. Hindenburg bedankt sich u.a. für die Buch-Zusendung Dickhuth-Harrachs. Seitlich gelocht. - Doppelseitig voll handschriftlich beschriebener Brief an einen Oberstleutnant, Magdeburg 13. März 1905. Seitlich gelocht- Einseitiger, handschriftlicher Brief, Lützen, 8.4.15. Seitlich gelocht. - Feld-Postkarte an Generalleutnant Dickhuth-Harrach in Thorn, 5.9.14, mit Feldpoststempel, verso mit fünfzeiliger, handschriftlich mit Bleistift verfasster Widmungszug von Hindenburg, von diesem handschrftlich unterschrieben. Oben gelocht. - Maschinengeschriebener, handschriftlich unterschriebener Brief, Hannover, 17. Mai 1920. Hindenburg versichert Dickhuth-Harrach seine Zustimmung einen Abschnitt aus Hindenburgs Werk "Tanneberg" zu verwenden, verweist aber darauf, sich bitte beim Verleger zu erkundigen ob das rechtlich möglich sei. Er bittet Dickhuth-Harrach davon Abstand zu nehmen ihn als Herausgeber des Buches Dickhuth-Harrachs zu bezeichnen. - Maschinengeschriebener Brief, Berlin, 23. Juni 1925. Oben links: Der Reichspräsident. Dankesbrief für die Zusendung des "neuen Volksbuches über Potsdam". Hindenburg wurde 1925 zum 2. Reichspräsidenten gewählt. - Wohl faksimilierte Wiedergabe eines handschriftlichen Entwurfes eines Brieftelegramms, mit Wiedergabe der Unterschrift von Hindenburgs, Berlin Oktober 1926. - Kurzes Brieftelegramm auf Geschäftspapier des Reichspräsidenten von Hindenburg. Berlin, 10. Juni 1927. Handschriftlich signiert, unten adressiert an: General der Inf.a.D. Herrn v. Dickhuth-Harrach, Exzellenz, Potsdam, Neue Königstr. 41. - Handschriftlich unterschriebenes Brief-Telegramm an Dickhuth-Harrach, Berlin 10. Oktober 1929. - Kurzes Brieftelegramm auf Geschäftspapier des Reichspräsidenten von Hindenburg. Neudeck, 17. Juni 1931. Geburtstagsgruß zum 75. Geburtstages von Dickhuth-Harrach. - Unsigniertes Telegramm von Hindenburgs an Dickhuth-Harrach, Berlin 1935. - Gustaf Hugo Friedrich Emil von Dickhuth-Harrach (geb. 18. Juli 1856; gest. 21. Mai 1932 in Potsdam), preußischer Offizier, zuletzt General der Infanterie im Ersten Weltkrieg.

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        A History of the Reigning Family of Lahore, with some Account of the Jummoo Rajahs, their Seik Soldiers and their Sirdars; edited by with notes on Malcolm, Prinsep, Lawrence, Steinbach, McGregor, and the Calcutta Review.

      Calcutta: W. Thacker and Co. 1847 - Octavo (224 × 137 mm). Recent half calf to style, red morocco label, raised bands with gilt milled roll, gilt lozenges to the compartments, marbled sides, brown endpapers. Contents a little browned, but overall very good. Folding map frontispiece and 5 plates, double-sided folding genealogical table. First edition. Institutionally well-represented, but only one copy at auction in the last 40 years. Smyth "had been in India for twenty-six years and could claim to be well-informed" (Khurana, British Historiography on the Sikh Power in the Punjab, p96). He explains in his introduction that he was encouraged to write the book by George Broadfoot, at the time Agent to the Governor-General of the North West Frontier, an appointment which "was partly the cause and partly the result of the conviction that a war with the Sikhs could no longer be avoided," the purpose of the work being to promote the idea of the inevitability of conflict. The war broke out before Smyth could complete the book, Broadfoot had been killed at Ferozeshahr, so the context at the time of its publication was inevitably entirely altered. Smyth's personal experiences of the war were such that he "wrote his account of the proceedings of the British with the same acid pen as he had used against the Sikhs. This rendered the book 'infamous', but at the same time it went a long way to exposing the hollowness of the British victory in the First Anglo-Sikh War " Smyth was thorough in his research, he had spoken with Broadfoot on the subject, obtained translations of a number of indigenous sources, and had read Malcolm, Prinsep, Lawrence, and Steinbach, also being "conversant with some of the leading journals." But his main source were "the notes of a Captain Gardner [Alexander Gardner, Gordana Khan] of the Seik Artillery, who has for several years past supplied important information to the British Government" (Introduction). The questionable accuracy of parts of Smyth's account can be explained "by his undue reliance on Gardner who, though never as wicked as the Calcutta Review tried to make out, was never so dependable as Smyth projects him to be" (Khurana). However, as a document of the development of British understanding of the Sikhs it remains an important historiographical source. This copy somewhat enhanced by copious, contemporary highly opinionated, marginal pencilled comments. The hand is difficult and sometimes the notes slightly faded, but they were evidently added by a soldier familiar with the events and personalities described, and are almost equally acerbic about the British - particularly John Company and the Government - and the Sikhs. The author of the comments was almost certainly with the 50th Regiment, who were in the thick of the action at Mudki, Ferozeshahr, Aliwal and Sobraon, each of the officers of that regiment being marked off in impressive subscribers list. Carmichael Smyth has a claim to great notoriety in being the man whose action in insisting on the issue of the new cartridge cases at Meerut in 1857 struck the first sparks of the Indian Mutiny. A scarce and highly desirable contemporary source on Anglo-Sikh relations.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Recueil de notices sur Montaigne ] Notice bibliographique sur Montaigne [ Suivi de : ] Documents inédits ou peu connus sur Montaigne [ Suivi de : ] Documents inédits sur Montaigne recueillis et publiés par le Dr. J. F. Payen n°3. Ephémérides, Lettres et autres pièces autographes et inédites de Michel de Montaigne et de sa fille Eléonore [ Suivi de : ] Recherches sur Michel Montaigne

      1847 - L'ensemble en 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin brun, dos à 4 nerfs orné (fleurons), tête dorée, Notice bibliographique sur Montaigne, Imprimerie de E. Duverger, 2 ff., 76 pp. ; Documents inédits ou peu connus sur Montaigne recueillis et publiés par le Dr. J. F. Payen, dédicacé par l'auteur, J. Techener, Paris, 1847, 2 ff., portrait de Montaigne en frontispice, 44 pp. avec les 6 ff. de fac-similés dont un dépliant ; Documents inédits sur Montaigne recueillis et publiés par le Dr. J. F. Payen n°3. Ephémérides, Lettres et autres pièces autographes et inédites de Michel de Montaigne et de sa fille Eléonore, tiré à 100 exemplaires, P. Jannet, Paris, 1855, 40 pp. et 2 ff. de fac-similés ; Recherches sur Michel Montaigne, Imprimerie de Ch. Lahure et Cie, 24 pp. avec 4 ff. de fac-similés Rare ensemble réunissant en édition originale 4 rares notices (dont deux dédicacées) rédigés par le docteur Jean-François Payen, éminent spécialiste de Montaigne. Bon exemplaire (avec une longue coupe de presse relative à Montaigne rédigée par Silvestre de Sacy insérée en tête). Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Les Fleurs animées par J.-J. Grandville. Introductions par Alph. Karr,Texte par Taxile Delord.

      Gabriel de Gonet, Paris, 1847 - 3 parties en 1 volume. Paris, Gabriel de Gonet 1847. 4°. 262 p., 2 (titres), 16 p., p. 279 -364, IV p., p. 105-166, 1 f., IV p., p. (169)-236. Avec 2 frontispices, 50 gravures coloriées, 2 gravures en n/b. Reliure demi cuir brun foncé, titre, caissons et tranches dorés (sign. Sénèz. R.). Carteret III, 286. - Première tirage de l'édition originale à part de la page 1-16 de la deuxième partie et de "La Botanique des Dames" qui porte la pagination du deuxième tirage. - Exlibris. Quelques rousseurs. Sprache: Französisch Reliure demi cuir brun foncé, titre, caissons et tranches dorés (sign. Sénèz. R.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        L'Interprétation des Institutes de Justinian, avec la conférence de chasque paragraphe aux ordonnances royaux, arretz de Parlement et coustumes générales de la France. Ouvrage inédit d'Etienne Pasquier, avocat général du Roi, en la Chambre des Comptes, publié par M. le Duc Pasquier (.). Avec une introduction et des notes de Ch. Giraud.

      Paris, Videcocq aîné, A. Durand 1847 - fort vol. in-4 carré, [4]-h-CVIII-809 pp., cartonnage Bradel de l'éditeur, titre en noir sur le premier plat (reliure de l'époque). Usures au cartonnage avec qqs manques de papier. Malgré la date tardive, c'est bien l'édition originale de ce commentaire des Institutes : le manuscrit en était parvenu au chancelier Pasquier, descendant du célèbre jurisconsulte, par l'intermédiaire de Dupin l'aîné. On lira avec intérêt, dans les premières pages, la présentation brève, mais émue, que l'homme d'Etat modéré du XIXe siècle fait de son ancêtre, l'une des figures des "politiques" à l'époque de la Ligue. Cioranescu, XVI, 17192. Ex-dono du chancelier Pasquier "A monsieur Mettadier, Conseiller à la Cour de Cassation". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Boudoir Botany, Or the Parlor Book of Flowers, Comprising the History, Description and Colored Engravings of 24 Exotic Flowers, 24 Wild Flowers of America and 12 Trees with Fruits,

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1847 - Small 4to. i-ix,(9),19-296pp. Modern full maroon morocco. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, tooled in blind, brown leather lettering labels, gilt; boards tooled in blind; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 64 hand colored, tissue-guarded lithographic plates, 60 of which are individual blooms with facing letterpress descriptions; the remaining four plates illustrate the preliminary general botany discussion. Light foxing to the letterpress and the tissue guards and a coupe of the plates, but the rest of the plates are fine and bright with vivid coloring. A near fine copy and quite scarce. U.S. Color Plates Books, p. 83. This title begins with a general introduction to botany followed by colored illustrations and floral descriptions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia d'Algeri dal primo stabilimento de'Cartaginesi fino alle ultime guerre combattutevi ai giorni nostri dalle armi di Francia. Con una introduzione su i diversi sistemi di colonizzazione che precessero il conquisto francese.

      presso Giuseppe Celli, 1847-1848, Firenze, - 2 voll. in-4° piccolo (258x165mm), pp. 628; 649, (2); legatura coeva m. pelle con titolo, fregi e filetti in oro al dorso. Tagli a spruzzo azzurri. Testo entro cornice tipografica con fregi cantonali. Complessive 78 incisioni f.t. (su 80; mancano, al I vol., la tav. della spedizione di Carlo V contro Algeri e quella dei costumi algerini sotto la Reggenza, che dovevano trovarsi rispettivamente alle pp. 286 e 577) in vivida coloritura a mano dell'epoca, 35 al I vol., 43 al II vol., di vedute, uniformi militari, scene guerresche, episodi storici, etc. Ottimo esemplare con inevitabili, lievi fioriture. Prima traduzione italiana, di Anicio Bonucci, di questa famosa opera storico-topografica su Algeri, arricchita di molte decine di tavole rispetto all'edizione originale francese del 1844. Il Galibert ricostruisce la storia algerina dall'antichità sino alla dominazione francese, con esaustivi resoconti sulle varie dominazioni che si avvicendarono nel paese nei secoli (romana, vandala, greco-bizantina, araba, turca, francese). Vicaire, III, 836-37. Per l'edizione originale francese: Vicaire, p. 856. Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs a l'Afrique et a l'Arabie, 899. Brunet, Table, 28406. Archives Biographiques Françaises, fiche I, 429, 319-320. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Histoire Pittoresque des Voyages en Asie, recueil des récits curieux, des scènes variées, des découvertes scientifiques, des moeurs et des coutumes qui offrent un intérêt universel, extrait de Gama, Cabral, Albuquerque, Tavernier, Bernier, Tachard.

      Chez Martial Ardant frères,, Paris - Limoges, 1847 - 2 voll. in un tomo in-4° (265x167mm), pp. (4), 288; (4), 288; legatura ottocentesca in m. pelle e angoli con titolo in oro e filetti in oro e a secco su dorso a nervi. Piatti in percallina; bande di filetti verticali e longitudinali in oro ai piatti. Tagli dorati, segnacolo. 15 tavole f.t. in fine coloritura coeva all'acquerello incise su acciaio da Choubard da invenzione di L. Massard, raffiguranti costumi tipici di vari territori asiatici. Ottimo esemplare con fioriture usuali. Raccolta di resoconti di viaggio in Asia derivati da quelli di esploratori come Vasco da Gama, Cabral, Albuquerque, Tavernier, Bernier, Tachard, Marco Polo, Chappe, Kaempfer, Morier, Drouville, Burckhardt, ecc. I territori interessati sono: l'India (Golconda, Indostan, Agra, Kashmir), Siam (odierna Thailandia), Cina, Siberia e Kamchatka, Giappone, Persia, Arabia (Medina e La Mecca). Numerosissime le notazioni a carattere etnografico. L'Hatin, nato ad Auxerre nel 1809, morto nel 1893 a Parigi, letterato e poligrafo, nella sua estesa produzione lasciò volumi di geografia e storia di vari popoli, repertori sulla stampa periodica e sulla stampa clandestina, ecc. Nel 1867 fu insignito della Légion d'Honneur. 2 tomes en un volume in-4° (265x167mm), pp. (4), 288; (4), 288; reliure du XIX siècle en demi cuir et coins avec titre en or et filets en or et à froid sur dos à nerfs. 15 planches colorées a l'aquarelle h.t. gravés sur acier par Choubard d'après L. Massard avec figures de coutumes des différents territoires de l'Asie. Bel exemplaire avec les habituelles rousseurs. Recueil de comptes-rendus de voyage en Asie tirés de Vasco da Gama, Cabral, Albuquerque, Tavernier, Bernier, Tachard, Marco Polo, Chappe, Kaempfer, Morier, Drouville, Burckhardt, etc. Les regions asiatiques touchés sont: Indie (Golconda, Indostan, Agra, Kashmir), Siam (actuel Thailande), Chine, Sibérie et Kamchatka, Japon, Persie, Arabie . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        ATLAS HISTORIQUE UNIVERSEL composé d'une suite de cartes géographiques et de tableaux chronologiques et généalogiques

      Louis Hachette, Paris 1847 - ATLAS HISTORIQUE UNIVERSEL composé d'une suite de cartes géographiques et de tableaux chronologiques et généalogiques traduit de l'atlas historique des états européens de Chr. et Fr. Kruse, professeurs à Leipzig et à Dorpat et complété par Philippe Lebas et Felix Ansart 4ème édition 1847, Paris-chez Louis Hachette, libraire de l'université royale de France In-folio (31,5 x 45,5 cm) 18 cartes couleurs sur double-page, 39 tableaux synchroniques et 16 tableaux généalogiques Reliure demi-cuir basane verte, dos lisse titré or Etat : reliure largement écorchée élimée aux dos et coiffes, coins émoussés avec lacunes de carton, feuilltes propre avec des rousseurs marginales, cartes en bel état Poids : 2,450 kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      [Paris: Fume, ca. 1847] - 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 4to. Forty watercolors (39 portraits, 1 device with liberty cap), signed by the artist in lower right or left. 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. Ray, France, pp. 185-187. Provenance: Ricardo Heredia y Livermore (ownership inscription on verso of front free endpaper); Chandé (vente 21 dec., 1867) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JANE EYRE: An Autobiography. Edited By Currer Bell

      London Smith, Elder and Co 1847 - 3 volumes. RARE FIRST EDITION of the great masterpiece by Charlotte Bronte. 8vo, in very attractive bindings of full tan calf, the spines richly gilt decorated in compartments between raised gilt decorated bands, the boards gilt framed, two of the spine compartments with contrasting red and green morocco labels gilt lettered and decorated. Publisher's ad catalogue is retained and bound in. [xiii], 303; 304; 304; with the catalogue of advertisements pp. A very fine copy, beautifully preserved and clean throughout. RARE, AND ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER BOOKS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. JANE EYRE IS NOT ONLY THE FIRST NOVEL PUBLISHED BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE, but is also the first published of the Bronte Sisters. In an amazing year for them, all three published a work in 1847 under a 'Bell' pseudonym. Charlotte's was first, the two others were Emily's Wuthering Heights (published as Ellis Bell) and Anne's Agnes Grey (published as Acton Bell). All three are very scarce indeed. JANE EYRE is especially scarce, the print run of the first edition was approximately only 500 copies. It is a cornerstone book of multiple collections; early novels, English literature, Women's literature. It is a work which helped to define the novel as we know it. With its internalization of action, its focus on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility it creates a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry and thus it revolutionized the art of fiction. It is also considered a full generation ahead of its time for the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and what has been coined 'proto-feminism'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Historia general de España / Historia general de Espana

      - Historia. (93) Imp. de D. Julián Arranz. Madrid. 1847 22 cm. 10 v. : il. Encuadernación en pasta española, lomo con dorados y tejuelo. Mariana, Juan de, 1535-1624. Compuesta, enmendada y añadida por el p. Juan de Mariana, ilustrada con notas históricas y críticas, y nuevas tablas cronológicas desde los tiempos mas antiguos hasta nuestros días. cortes tintados. Cubierta deslucida. CF1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS Comprising: Handley Cross; Hillingdon Hall; Hawbuck Grange; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; "Ask Mamma"; Plain or Ringlets; Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds

      Bradbury & Evans -1888 1847 - Seven volumes, all first editions or first one-volume editions (in the case of the first two titles which were originally published in three). Each finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full scarlet crushed morocco, with raised bands and elaborate gilt flower motifs to the spine. Gilt borders and decoration to the panels. Silk endpapers with tooled dentelles. A superb fine, handsome set. Each volume illustrated throughout with hand coloured plates, mainly by Leech. Surtees was educated to be a solicitor, but soon began to contribute to the Sporting Magazine, and in 1831 he published a treatise on the law relating to horses and particularly the law of warranty, entitled The Horseman's Manual. In the following year he helped to found the New Sporting Magazine, of which he was the editor for the next five years. To this periodical he contributed between 1832 and 1834 the papers which were afterwards collected and published in 1838 as Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities, the humorous sporting experiences of a cockney grocer. The popularity of the character led him to be reintroduced as master of foxhounds in 'Handley Cross' and the subsequent novels. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        THE SHOES OF FORTUNE AND OTHER TALES Includes: The Fir Tree, The Snow Queen (in seven stories), The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep, The Elfin Mound, The Leap-Frog, The Elder-Bush, The Red Shoes, The Bell, Holger Danske and The Emperor Frederic Barbarossa.

      London: Chapman and Hall 1847 - First english edition. Translated by Charles Boner. Publisher’s original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine. All edges gilt. A stunning fine copy showing only the lightest of rubbing to the cloth extremities. The contents are entirely complete with a previous owner’s inscription to the top edge of the front free endpaper. Illustrated with four full page plates after Otto Speckter, and with wood-engravings in the text. The plates are spotted, otherwise internally fine. A remarkable copy. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Tschaturangavidjâ.): Literatur Des Schachspiels

      Carl Gerold, Wien (Vienna) 1847 - x+402 with name index. Octavo (9" x 6") bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 16) First edition. Condition: Rebound, some staining to to gutters else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Chess Player's Chronicle, The

      H Hurst, London 1847 - 422+[viii] pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in period cloth with blind stamped covers with gilt insignia, and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Title in red and green. Volume VIII. (Betts: 7-1) First edition. The Chess Player's Chronicle, founded by Howard Staunton and extant from 1841–56 and 1859–62, was the world's first successful English-language magazine devoted exclusively to chess. Various unrelated but identically or similarly named publications were published until 1902. The earliest chess magazine in any language was the French Le Palamède, published in 1836-39 and 1842-47. In 1837 George Walker introduced an English-language magazine, the Philidoria, that was devoted to "chess and other scientific games". Only six issues of it were published, and it "expired in May, 1838". In 1840 or 1841 Staunton bought the fortnightly magazine The British Miscellany and Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1841 it became The Chess Player's Chronicle. In 1843, the Chess Player's Chronicle became a shilling monthly magazine. Staunton "made the inclusion of a large number of games by himself and other leading players of the day a special feature" of the magazine. He also used the magazine as a forum for attacking others. Staunton was the owner and editor of the magazine until the early 1850s, when he sold it to R.B. O'Brien. O'Brien became editor of the magazine, but was unable to continue its success and discontinued it in 1856 because of financial losses and his own illness. It reappeared in 1859 under the editorship of Ignatz Kolisch, Zytogorski, and Josef Kling, but survived only until July 1862. Thereafter, a number of magazines appeared with the same or similar name (such as Chess Players' Chronicle) appeared. Arthur Skipworth, assisted by William Wayte and Charles Ranken, wrote The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle, which was published in York from February 1868 to December 1871. Skipworth, who had left Bilsdale for Tetford Rectory, Horncastle, and John Wisker became the editors of the new The Chess Players' Chronicle in February 1872. Johann Löwenthal began writing for it in 1873. The magazine ran until 1875. In January 1876, it was succeeded by The Chess Player's Chronicle, whose editor-in-chief was J. Jenkin of Helensburgh. Its editorial staff consisted of Jenkin, Skipworth, Ranken, Wayte, and Andrew Hunter of Glasgow. Billed as a "monthly record of provincial chess", it was published at Glasgow, costing sixpence. Its short run under Jenkin's editorship was marked by xenophobia. The February issue stated that the West End Club had "cleared away the disturbing foreign element which infected the Divan" and referring to Wilhelm Steinitz as "the hot-headed little Austrian". Its third and last issue was published in March. The magazine reappeared in January 1877. It was now under Ranken's editorship, assisted by J. Crum, G. B. Fraser, Skipworth, and Wayte. The first issue apologized for "certain offensive statements and insinuations, seriously affecting the honor of some eminent players", and explained that some members of the present editorial staff had only contributed games and other inoffensive material to it in 1875. Ranken continued to edit the magazine until September 1880. In 1881, the title was enlarged to The Chess Player's Chronicle, and Journal of Indoor and Outdoor Sports, and "the magazine's importance in the chess world was no longer the same". None of these magazines compared in quality with what Staunton had achieved, and the success of the British Chess Magazine, by the turn of the century a superb magazine, put an end to the title in 1902. Condition: Corners bumped, earlier owner's stamp to title, some occasional pencil notations, recased with new end papers else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jaenisch's Chess Preceptor: A New Analysis of the openings of Games

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1847 - xx+291+[32 adds] pages. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") issued in dark green with embossed covers and embossed spine with gilt lettering. Translated with notes by George Walker. From the library of the Belfast Chess Club 1848 (Whyld: 1847:3)1st English edition. Karl (Carl) Jaenisch (1813-1872) was a Russian chess player and analyst. In 1842 he gave the name to the French Defense (1.e4 e6) and the Center Game (1.e4 e5 2.d4) in his book Analyse Nouvelle des ouvertures du jeu des Echecs (1843). He was a Major in the Russian army, but resigned his commission in 1840 to devote himself to chess. Condition: Professionally recased with spine ends repaired, some occasional internal notes, Belfast Chess club on title page else about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Landing at Tabasco

      1847. AN EXTREMELY RARE, SUPERB ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR OF THE LANDING AT TABASCO DURING THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR, BY UNITED STATES ADMIRAL HENRY WALKE Watercolor on paper Framed size: 25 1/4" x 31 3/4" Sheet size: 13 1/4" x 22" ca. 1847-8 Exhibited: Washington, D. C., National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, American Battle Painting, Summer 1944; New York City, Museum of Modern Art, American Battle Painting, September 26-November 1944; Annapolis, Maryland, The United States Naval Academy Museum, The Legacy of Two Admirals: John A. Dahlgren (1809-1870) and Henry Walke (1809-1896), A Special Exhibition, May-August 1974. Literature: "Naval Engagement at New London," Art News (1 April 1943), p. 20; Magazine of Art (March 1943), p. 108; The United States Naval Academy, The Legacy of Two Admirals: John A. Dahlgren (1809-1870) and Henry Walke (1809-1896), A Special Exhibition, catalog number 48. . Book.

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        1- DAIN (Charles), CONSIDERANT (Victor) & D'IZALGUIER (Eugène). Trois discours prononcés à l'Hôtel de ville (.), faisant complément à la publication du 'Congrès historique'. Paris, P.H. Krabbe, 1836. (4) f., 184 p. 2- PELLETAN (Eugène), COLIN (Auguste), MORVONNAIS (Hippolyte) & HENNEQUIN (Victor). Les dogmes, le clergé et l'État. Études religieuses. Paris, Librairie Sociétaire, 1844. xij, 95, (1) p. 3- CANTAGREL (François). De l'organisation des travaux publics et de la réforme des Ponts-et-chaussées. Paris, Librairie sociétaire, 1847. iv, 91 p. 4- BURGOYNE (Général). Observations sur l'entretien des routes macadamisées. Paris, Impr. Fain et Thunot, 1847. 31 p.

      - Ensemble relié en un volume in-8, demi-veau moucheté de l'époque, dos lisse orné de jeux de filets dorés et à froid. 1- Édition originale. Contient: Ch. DAIN, 'Quel est le but de l'histoire ou solution du problème social' - V. CONSIDERANT, 'Déterminer par l'histoire si les diversités physiologiques des peuples sont entre elles comme les diversités des systèmes sociaux auxquels ces peuples appartiennent' - E. D'IZALGUIER, 'Loi de corrélation de la forme sociale et de la forme esthétique'. (Del Bo, p. 25). 2- Édition originale. (Del Bo, p. 26). 3- Édition originale. (Del Bo, p. 23). 4- Édition originale de ce tiré-à-part. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Botanischer Führer in und um Wien.

      Wien, Fr. Beck's Universitäts-Buchhandlung, 1847.. IV, (2), 524, 136 SS. Zeitgenöss. grüner Halblederband mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Kl.-8vo.. Erste Ausgabe. - "[Fasst in sich] eine alphabetische Zusammenstellung Wiens verschiedener botanischer Standörter, mit ihrer denselben eigenthümlichen Vegetation nach den Monaten ihrer Blütezeit geordnet [...] verbunden mit einem Anhange aller Species der Wiener Flora, alphabetisch geordnet, mit Angabe der Standörter, Autoren, Dauer und Synonymen" (Vorwort). - Einband an Ecken und Gelenken unbedeutend berieben; sonst sehr gutes, sauberes Exemplar in schlichtem tannengrünem Halbleder der Zeit. - Gugitz II, 11859. Pritzel 75. Nicht in der Slg. Mayer.

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        Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants

      London: William S. Orr, 1847. First Edition. Half Morocco over Marbled Boards. Very Good. 8vo. 25 by 17 cm. xii, 280 pp. With 48 hand-colored botanical plates, five of which are double-sided.Also woodcuts within text.Leather is worn, dry and chipped. Interior clean, tight and bright.

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        Hekla og dens sidste udbrud, den 2den september 1845. En monographi. Med 10 plader lithographerede tegningar og kort.

      1847 - Copenhagen, B. Lunos bogtrykkeri, 1847. 8:o. (4),154,(1) pp. & 9 lithographed plates & 1 folded lithographed map. Contemporary half calf, worn, with gilt spine and marbled edges, signed by P. W. Gærdecken, Copenhagen. Rear cover somewhat broken, corners worn and bumped. Foxing and dampstaining throughout. Minor tear to inner margin on the map. MS dedication to "Hr. justitieraad H. Collin", signatures, old blindstamp. Fiske Icelandic collection p. 516. The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Hekla lasted until the beginning of April 1846 and the ashes reached the Faroe, Shetland and Orkney Islands. Edvard Collin (1808-86) was the son of H. C. Andersen's benefactor Jonas Collin and one of the author's close friends. The friendship between the two was characterized by a cool detachment from Edvard Collin's side, a circumstance which sometimes got on Andersen's nerves, but did not prevent him from making Collin his sole heir and literary executor. Andersen also lies buried with Collin and his wife. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Universal Atlas containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, plans of cities &c.

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1847. - Folio, (17 3/8 x 14 ½ inches). Vignette title page (toned with one or two spots). Hand-colored lithographed frontispiece "Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World" and "Lengths of the Principal Rivers in the World" (Plate 73), 72 fine lithographed maps with original hand-color in full (lower corner of Plate 14 torn away, occasional spotting and browning). Original publisher's half red roan, marbled boards, lettered in gilt (hinges cracked but holding, overall quite worn with loss). Provenance: Contemporary pen trials to recto of front free endpaper. First published by Mitchell in 1846 after having acquired the rights to Henry Schenk Tanner's "New Universal Atlas" from Carey & Hart who had published editions in 1843 and 1844. However Mitchell changed many of the maps, changed the copperplates to lithography, and then issued the atlas at least once a year until 1850, when he sold the rights to Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company. Thereafter the rights were bought and sold several times, with the atlas being published until at least 1860. "Many maps bear the imprint of S. Augustus Mitchell, and the copyright notice of H. N. Burroughs, or of H. S. Tanner. This atlas is a reissue of Tanner's New Universal Atlas which continued to be published for some years as Mitchell's New Universal Atlas, without reference to Tanner. Includes a map of Oregon and Upper California not called for in the table of contents. [Plate] No. 72, Lengths of the principal rivers in the world [and] Heights of the principal bound as [the] frontispiece. The engraved title page has a vignette, 'First landing of Columbus in the New World.'" Phillips Atlases 797. This copy differs from Phillips's in the following issue points: the map of Oregon and Upper California is in fact listed in the Table of Contents as Plate 36; however, the plate itself is unnumbered and the numbering of the subsequent plates is off by one with respect to the Table of Contents. Here, the frontispiece showing the heights of the world's mountains and the lengths of the world's rivers is numbered 73, rather than 72. Title page bears the 1844 copyright notice of Carey & Hart, but most maps bear that of H. N. Burroughs. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS160. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Law of Promissory Notes, and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks on Banks and Bankers. With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe

      Boston. : Charles C, Little and James Brown, 1847. Second edition. . Full leather. Near fine (very light shelf wear) copy. . Octavo. . Illustrated.

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        Travels in Western Africa in 1845 & 1846,

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1847. comprising a Journey from Whydah, through the Kingdom of Dahomey, to Adofoodia, in the Interior. 2 volumes octavo (201 x 120 mm). Original green fine-ribbed cloth, titles to spines gilt, double frames and decorative centrepieces to boards in blind, pale yellow endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 tinted lithographic plates by Hullmandel, two woodcut illustrations, and one engraved folding map by J. & C. Walker. A few minor stains to boards, spines sunned, spine ends and corners bumped and a touch worn, inner hinges of Volume I cracked, text blocks strained in a few places, a few roughly opened pages, light foxing to prelims, endmatter, and plate-adjacent leaves, occasional minor spotting to margins, short closed tear to folding map stub. A very good set. First edition. Duncan (1805-49) was a British soldier and traveller whose first foray into the African continent was as master-at-arms onboard one of three vessels taking part in the government-sponsored 1841 Niger expedition under command of captain H. D. Trotter. Travels in Western Africa is his account of his second expedition, which he proposed to and had approved by the Royal Geographical Society in 1844. Charting Duncan's exploration of the kingdom of Dahomey, the book outlines local traditions and culture, the slave trade and the influence of the de Sousa family, as well as the relationship between the Dahomean king and local Mahi leaders. The Royal Geographical Society considered it to have added greatly to contemporary understanding of the interior of Western Africa. Shortly after publication, Duncan returned to Africa with the intention to continue exploring the western region. However, taken ill with fever on the journey back to Dahomey, he died onboard HMS Kingfisher in the Bight of Benin.

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      1847. Öl auf Papier, unten rechts signiert und datiert: "W Krause. Fecit. 1847", unten links bezeichnet: "Gyde Fjor (?)", 14 x 19,3 c m. Provenienz: Aus dem Besitz der Deutschen Kaiserin Augusta. Guter Zustand inkl. Rahmen.1847 im Jahre einer schweren Erkrankung entstanden, erschafft der Marinemaler Wilhelm Krause aus der Erinnerung an die angenehmen Tage der Reise nach Norwegen im Jahre 1831 das Bild einer abendlichen Stimmung am Wasser. Die nördliche Landschaft ist in ein rötliches Licht getaucht, die Sonne scheint erst vor wenigen Augenblicken links hinter den Bergen verschwunden zu sein. Krause hatte Anfang der zwanziger Jahre in Dresden bereits in jungen Jahren die Möglichkeit, die Gemälde J. Chr. Dahls zu studieren und so ist in Krauses nordischer Landschaft eine enge Verwandtschaft zu den stimmungsgeladenen Arbeiten des Dänen festzustellen. Doch löst sich der jüngere viel mehr von konkreten topographischen, geologischen und kultur-historischen Bezügen, als es Dahl je tat. Lediglich durch die knappe Inschrift am unteren Bildrand verortet Krause diese Landschaft in Norwegen und auch die Tätigkeit der Personen gibt wenig Aufschluss über eine kulturelle oder geschichtliche Bedeutung dieses Ortes. Ferner legt er wenig Wert auf eine geologisch treue Wiedergabe des Gesteins - der Maler richtet die gesamte Komposition einzig auf die Besonderheit im Ausdruck dieses Naturschauspiels aus. Die sonderbare Wetterstimmung erreicht Krause einerseits durch die Inszenierung des Abendhimmels mit den dramatisch bewegten, hoch aufgetürmten, in Schattierungen von Rot, Orange, Hellgelb und Violett schimmernden Wolken über den bereits verschatteten Bergkegeln am hinteren Ufer des Fjords. Zum anderen steigert er diese eigentümliche Wirkung zusätzlich durch das wohlüberlegt eingesetzte Wechselspiel von Licht und Schatten. Unten, vor dem Fischerboot, spiegelt sich auf der sanft bewegten Wasseroberfläche der letzte Abglanz des vergangenen Tages und lenkt damit die Aufmerksamkeit auf die einfahrenden Fischer. Zugleich setzt Krause damit einen deutlichen Kontrast zu der darüber liegenden Dunkelheit der verschatteten Oberfläche des Sees in Richtung des gegenüberliegenden Ufers mit seinen finsteren Berghängen. Die abendliche Stimmung, die uns Krause hier darbietet, soll nicht Sinnbild der Erschöpfung der Fischer von den Mühen des Tages sein. Der Maler zeigt uns vielmehr eine von solcherlei Alltäglichkeit losgelöste, beinahe unwirklich erscheinende, beseelte Landschaft, in der die Menschen zwar anwesend sind, ihre Tätigkeit jedoch eine marginale Rolle einnimmt. Die dunkle Schroffheit der bergigen Landschaft, die Bewegtheit des bewölkten Himmels, die Wandlung der Natur im vergehenden Tageslicht, die sich aus dem Zwielicht ergebenden Farbeffekte erzeugen eine seltsam phantastische, nahezu traumhafte Atmosphäre.

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        The Flowers Personified: Being a Translation of Grandville's "Les Fleurs Animees" bound with Modern Botany for Ladies & Ladies' Horticulture and Supplement to the Ladies' Botany

      New York: R. Martin, 1847. First American Edition. Leather. Very Good. Grandville, J. J.. Grandville, J. J. First American Edition. Leather. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Complete. 385, [1], iii, [3], 152, 8 pp. 52 plates; all but two hand-colored. Three titles bound as one. Each title printed separately between 1847 and 1849. Blue morocco cover with elaborate stampings in gilt, tan, and red. Personalized moire silk presentation endpapers with gilt lettering. Extra-illustrated title pages with 52 engraved plates; all but two handcolored. Light foxing. Rebacked. A truly beautiful book with wonderfully clever anthropomorphic plant illustrations.

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        Astronomie Indienne. D'apres la doctrine et les livres anciens et modernes des Brammes sur l'astronomie, l'astrologie et la chronologie.

      L'Imprimerie Royale Paris 1847. Half-cloth 250 S. Guter Zustand/ Good, With figures and tables., With fold-out plates., Library binding., Brownish paper.. Suivie de L'Examen de l'astronomie des anciens peuples de l'Orient et de l'explication des principaux monuments astronomico-astrologiques de l'Egypte et de la Perse.

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        Report of the Proposed Construction of a Rail Road from York to the Cumberland Valley Rail Road

      Printed by James Lucas, Baltimore, (MD) 1847 - First edition. 8vo. 25 pp. Large folding map, 51 x 68 cm., of the railroad and canal systems of Pennsylvania and Maryland, the routes hand-colored according to status (e.g., proposed routes in yellow). The Cumberland Valley Rail Road ran from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Hagerstown, Maryland. OCLC locates four copies (American Antiquarian Society, Columbia, Maryland, Missouri-St. Louis), with the description of only one (Missouri-St. Louis) mentioning the map. Map backed with archival paper, but an attractive copy. New printed brown wrappers, in facsimile of the original. (#3733) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Omoo: A Narrative of Adventure in the South Seas.

      Harper & Bros., New York 1847 - First American edition, 8vo, pp. xv, [1], [17]-389, [1], [xv]-xxiii (ads), [1], 16 (ads); integral frontispiece map; covers spotted, text lightly foxed as usual, top of spine a little chipped; a good, firm copy in orig. slate blindstamped cloth, gilt ship stamped central on upper cover, gilt-decorated spine. BAL 13656. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HANDWRITTEN LOG OF THE AMERICAN BARK "ABBOT LORD," 1847-1848: An Unfortunate Vessel.

      1847. Original manuscript. Leather-backed boards. Very Good. 104pp, written in ink by at least three hands, few pencilled notations. The first two voyages (New Orleans to Liverpool, Liverpool to Boston) were under Jotham Blaisdell, Master. The others (Boston to Havana, New Orleans to Liverpool, Liverpool to Boston) were under Master Francis Nason. The trips involved rough passages, a leaking ship, stowaways, a drowning, desertions, &c. Bound in leather-backed marbled boards, scuffed, hole at top of spine, otherwise sound. 13" x 8 Capt. Blaisdell is the more literate and descriptive log-keeper, noting not only weather, wind, and sea conditions, but also which sails were used when. We read of cargo-loading and -unloading, pilots boarding, activities of the crew and the few passengers, &c. Nason's hand is legible, but sometimes difficult. ~ The bark "Abbot Lord" has sprung leaks previously on an 1846 voyage, according to documents at Mystic Seaport Museum. By the start of this log, her troubles are far from over: numerous gales, bad leaks, stowaways, problems with cargo and provisions, desertions of many crewmen, and three shipboard deaths, all are recorded. Here are just a few of the quotable passages. On the first day out, "...two lads made their appearance that had stowed themselves away. An Irish fishing boat coming alongside put them aboard...." "...child was born to Patrick female...." "...died this day Mary Conland, aged 40...." "...came to anchor at Deer Island," then lay in quarantine. "...leaking badly, the pumps constantly attended to...shiping mutch water...." "...found stowed in the cargo one boy...found below, stowed away...three boys...." "...gale again, cabin filled with water...sea wet the provisions...distroyed...everything adrift...." " came aft saying they could not stand to Pump being wore out...." "...came to anchor in the port of Corck...survey recommended Discharging the cargo...towed to Passage [Passage West, a port town in County Cork]...two men absent...." During the next few days, five more men go "absent," including the cook. After extensive repairs at Passage, during which lumpers unload and reload the cargo, the Bark sails toward Boston, encountering heavy gales, putting in at Falmouth for five days, &c. Six more men desert ship, &c., &c. It is worth noting that in 1845, the brave ship "Abbot Lord" had carried some 175 starving immigrants from Bremen to New Orleans, where they sought to settle amid peace and plenty.

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      Cincinnati: J. A. & U. P. James, 1847., 1847. First edition. 12mo. Recased with original spine and blind-tooled covers relaid, original spine title in gilt, xv, 16 - 255 pp., [blank], plus 7 pp. of advertisements, introduction, appendix. Graff 897 says, "Howes and Wagner-Camp suggest doubt about the veracity of the author (the "lost trappers" were from the Lewis and Clark Expedition). Some statements in the work are demonstrably untrue, but there are sections which may be proven authentic." Coyner, a Presbyterian preacher sojourning in Missouri, claims to have compiled this narrative on behalf of a Virginia newspaper seeking frontier material, basing it on an old, musty, mutilated journal kept by Ezekial Williams, a Kentucky-born trapper. The main incidents concern the wanderings and adventures and his colleagues in the Rocky Mountains from 1809 to 1813, and the overland journey of two of them - the "Lost Trappers" - to California in 1809-1810. One of the early pictures of California. Foxed throughout, else a very good copy of the scarce first edition. HOWES C836. GRAFF 897. DOBIE p. 72. RADER 948. WAGNER/CAMP 130. SABIN 17319. COWAN p. 149. JONES 1144. FIELD 380.

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        Les Amours au Phalanstere

      Paris, 1847. First Edition. Orig. prtd. wrappers. A fine copy; some small amount of wear to the base of the spine. 12mo.,Hennequin's homage to Fourier. But where to begin with Fourier? His books are difficult to read; filled with seemingly endless combinations of categories and typologies of human behavior. The basis was the deliberate and total denial of all past philosophical and moralist schools of thought. This came to be known as the ' ecart absolu '. He had, however, in time, received counsel to be cautious concerning his ideas of love and sexual license in all its expression, in order to seek a favorable reception of his ideas for labor. This was impossible.The phalanstery - the basic unit of Fourier's new world society - was the engine of the conversion of men. A project, or structure, in which the permutations of passion and love would give the societal life of man a properly non-social foundation. Hennequin's pamphlet is a defense of the master's plan. It outlines the process and the means of carrying it out. The author was a Democratic - Socialist representative for the Loire in 1850, an ardent Fourierest, and soon imprisoned during a protest of the coup of 1851 - the subject of Marx's famous essay. The pamphlet was translated into English in 1849 by Henry James Sr.. Fourier's ideas echo throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century. No less an instigator and poet than Breton acknowledged the influence three generations later in his poem ' Ode a Fourier ' or Dostoyevsky who suffered through a Siberian exile for his communal experiments based on Fourier's model. See Manuel, Utopian Thought ...., chap. 27; Fortunati, p. 467; see also New York Public Library catalog, Utopia .... for numerous references.

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      London: W. Strange E Paternoster Row. Allen. Nottingham, 1847. Fine. Miniature book (2 1/2" X 1 1/2"). Unpaged. Engraved title page and three engraved plates. Bound in black leather pocket style binding with flap. Includes a "Language of Flowers", a ball-room guide, aphorisms, etc. Welsh 6935.

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        Plate CXVI American Black or Silver Fox. (Vulpes Fulves, Desm. Var Argentatus, Rich.) The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Audubon J.J., Philadelphia 1847 - Plate CXVI. Vulpes Fulves, Desm. Var Argentatus, Rich. Black and Silver Fox Original and rare hand-colored lithograph (21 x 27 inches, 533.4 x 686.8 mm) by JT Bowen after painting by John Woodhouse Audubon, for the Imperial Folio Edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. This Black and Silver Fox is in Very Fine condition with bright and rich original hand-coloring, the brightest we have seen to date. Expertly custom framed in conservation materials, as shown, by Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA, ILAB. Framed size is 36 x 31 inches, 914 x 787.4 mm. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production.Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs.Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. Although Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books has featured the monumental edition of Audubon's work since 1989, this new collection of plates is the strongest body of mammals we have has the good fortune to acquire. These plates have not seen the light of day, thus the coloring of each of the plates is strong and rich, hand-painted with a multitude of subtle colors which are often lost to fading. In a word, these prints are the finest Audubon animals available, and must been seen. (Blum, Picturing Nature, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Sabin 2367, Wood 208). Fine with rich original hand-coloring.

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        Schul-atlas über alle theile der erde und das Wichtigste über das weltgebæude

      Regensburg: Eigenthum u. Verlag von G. Joseph Manz. 1847. "First edition, oblong 8vo, pp. [2]; 22 maps on 21 plates; original brown calf over marbled boards, printed paper cover label; binding rubbed, label stained, light foxing to some of the maps, but overall very good.& & Includes a star map, a surface area map of the globe, planiglobe ""in Mercator's projection"" along with maps of the continents and some European countries."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Grandmamma Easy's MICHAELMAS DAY; or, Poor Molly Goosey.

      8 leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers. Illustrated throughout with hand-coloured engravings. Original pictorial series wrappers. 24.5 x 17 cm. Neat name on front wrapper; little worn; spine expertly restored; else a very good copy.

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        Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1847 First American edition, first printing. Publisher's black moiré T cloth, with vine and flower border illustrations to the boards in blind, ship illustration to the front board in gilt, flower and vine decorations to the spine in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, pale yellow marbled endpapers. About near fine, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, minor repairs to cloth at the spine ends, bright and unfaded spine, chip to the bottom right corner of one of the front free endpapers, some spotting to the otherwise bright and clean pages, solid binding. Overall, an attractive copy. BAL 13656. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Sea is the second novel by Herman Melville and the sequel to his first novel Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life (1846). The story begins where Typee ended, with the novels' protagonist, Tommo, leaving Nuku Hiva (Nukuheva) aboard a whaling vessel headed for Tahiti. However, when they arrive, a mutiny ensues, leaving much of the crew trapped in Tahiti. As Melville explains in his preface, Omoo takes its title from "the dialect of the Marquesas Islands, where, among other uses, the word signifies a rover, or rather, a person wandering from one island to another." Like Typee, Omoo is loosely based on Melville's own experiences in "omoo" in the 1840s, roaming, living, and sailing in the South Sea.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        sefer SHIR HASHIRIM [Song of songs Bible]

      Moshe Yeshua ben Yaakov Tobiana, Leghorn [= Livorno], Italy 1847 - [Purple ink rubber stamp impression on verso of last page and on back paste down:] ¿ROYAL-MENAGE¿ VICTOR ADDA Place Pichon SOUSSE OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 2. [Sousse or Sousa (Berber: Susa) is a city in Tunisia, capital of the Sousse Governorate. Located 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of the capital Tunis, the city had 173,047 inhabitants in 2004. There are postcards online of the Place Pichon in Sousse, and there are records of various people names Victor Adda and also a foundation with that name.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Auf dem Hasliberg bei Meiningen im Berner-Oberland. Bleistift, Aquarell und Deckweiß.

      1847.. Signiert "Steffan" und datiert "47". Mit doppeltem Tuschrand eingefaßt. Von fremder Hand im Unterrand bezeichnet. Auf leichtem Zeichenkarton. 23,3 x 19,5 cm. Papier: 25,6 x 21,4 cm.. Bildhafte Zeichnung mit sehr differenziert durchgearbeiteter Tiefenwirkung durch unterschiedliche Schaffuren, Aquarell und Deckweißhöhung. Die Darstellung von Gebirgslandschaften zählte zu den bevorzugten Sujets J.G. Steffans, der zu den bedeutendsten Schweizer Landschaftsmalern des 19. Jahrhunderts gehört. Die kleine Landschaft - mit einem Wanderer und Fluß im Vordergrund, baumbestandenem Mittelgebirge und dem Hochgebirge im Hintergrund - vereint alles was eine idealisierte Gebirgslandschaft ausmacht. - Ab 1833 besuchte J. G. Steffan in München zunächst die Zeichenkurse das Polytechnikums und dann die Akademie der Bildenden Künste. Beeinflußt von Carl Rottmann und den Niederländern, wandte er sich der realistischen Landschaftsmalerei zu. Steffans Atelier wurde zum Mittelpunkt der Schweizer Künstler in München. Mit zahlreichen Kollegen unternahm er Studienreisen in die Schweizer Alpen. - Aus Sammlung K.E. Hasse, Göttingen (Lugt 860), recto mit dem Stempel. - Sehr sauber und farbfrisch erhalten.

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        Spain. Handbook for Spain.

      John Murray London 1847 - Second edition. lxii, 643, 24pp adverts dated 1851 at rear, ink inscription on half title, 2 folding maps including one inserted loose in rear pocket, discreet book label pasted down on front endpaper, publisher's brown cloth gilt, slightly worn in parts; a very good copy. The unusual one volume edition. Endpapers dated "January 1851". Written by Richard Ford. Lister 177. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ausgewählte Werke. 16 Bände in 14 Bänden gebunden.

      . Berlin, G. Reimer, 1847 - 1849, 8°, zusammen etwa 5500 ., mit einem Frontispiz-Porträts Jean Pauls in Band 16, goldgeprägte, rote Halbledereinbände der Zeit in guter Erhaltung (leicht berieben) - schönes, dekoratives Set (jeweils eine Exlibris-Karte auf. dem Vorsatz)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Ina Grund G]
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