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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]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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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 Welch...sex 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...." "...men 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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        THE LOST TRAPPERS; A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING SCENES AND EVENTS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS; TOGETHER WITH A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF CALIFORNIA: ALSO, SOME ACCOUNT OF THE FUR TRADE, ESPECIALLY AS CARRIED ON ABOUT THE SOURCES OF MISSOURI, YELLOWSTONE, AND ON THE WATERS OF THE COLUMBIA, IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS

      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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        THE VICTORIA MINIATURE ALMANACK, AND FASHIONABLE REMEMBRANCES FOR 1847

      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."

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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.

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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)

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        CAMPAGNES D'EGYPTE ET DE SYRUE 1798-1799 - MEMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DE NAPOLEON - TOME 1 + TOME 2.

      AU COMPTOIR DES IMPRIMEUR UNIS 1847 - R240072192: LV + 399 + 447 pages - couverture muette marron - titre + tomaison écrit au feutre noir sur le dos - quelques pages non coupées - atlas de 18 cartes manquant - quelques rousseurs sans réelle conséquence sur la lecture - coins frottés - dos fendu - 3 photos disponibles - tome 1 partiellement désolidarisé. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 962-Egypte et Soudan [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Results of Astronomical Observations Made During the Years 1834, 5, 6, 7, 8, at the Cape of Good Hope; Being the Completion of a Telescopic Survey of the Whole Surface of the Visible Heavens Commence idewittn 1825. London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1847

      - INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, A FOLIO FIRST EDITION of "the first great star-atlas of the southern hemisphere' (Norman Catalogue 1056). "With this monumental survey of the stars of the southern hemisphere, Herschel completed the task begun by his father William, who fifty years earlier had catalogued the northern celestial hemisphere. Using a twenty foot reflecting telescope, which he erected just south of Cape Town, Herschel swept the whole of the southern sky, cataloging nebulae, cluster and binary stars, carrying out the counts of over 68,000 stars. . . he made detailed drawings and maps" (Honeyman 1663). "Herschel stands almost alone in his attempt to grapple with the dynamical problems presented by star-clusters, and his analysis of the Magellanic Clouds was decisive as to the status of nebulæ" (Oxford DNB). The story of the publication of this work is important, particularly given that this copy is inscribed in the author's hand, noted as such in print, and that no other such copies have been recorded. See scans attached. In print it reads "Presented by Algernon Duke of Northumberland to" and then in Herschel's hand "Professor Robinson, New York, With the Author's Compliments." Additionally, the dedication page notes in text that "This work is gratefully inscribed by the author." "By the end of 1842 [Herschel] had performed without assistance the computations necessary for the publication [in this work] of his Cape observations. In September 1843 the letterpress was 'fairly begun,' and after some delays the work appeared in 1847, at the cost of the Duke of Northumberland, in a large quarto volume, entitled 'Results of Astronomical Observations made during the years 1834-8 at the Cape of Good Hope.' Besides the catalogues of nebulæ and double stars, it included profound discussions of various astronomical topics, and was enriched with over sixty exquisite engravings. He insisted in it upon the connection of sun-spots with the sun's rotation, and started the 'cyclonic theory' of their origin. [Herschel] investigated graphically the distribution of nebulæ, but fluctuated in his views as to their nature. Regarding them in 1825 as probably composed of 'a self-luminous or phosphorescent substance, gradually subsiding into stars and sidereal systems' (Memoirs Royal Astronomical Society, ii. 487), he ascribed to them later a stellar constitution, and finally inclined to suppose them formed of 'discrete luminous bodies floating in a non-luminous medium" (ibid). CONDITION & DETAILS: Folio (13 x 10.25 inches; 325 x 256mm). [12], xx, [452 pp], 17 plates, [6 ii, errata and additions, often lacking]. Ex-libris bearing only a tiny 'withdrawn' stamp on the front pastedown and no other library markings whatsoever. Illustration: 17 plates. The first 13 plates, including the four folding plates, are engraved, the remaining four are lithographed. An inch wide repair to the rear of 3 plates (apparently just to reinforce things at the inner hinge; there are no tears). Binding and Interior: Bound in original maroon blind-stamped publisher's cloth. Rebacked at the spine; gilt-lettered title. Small conservator's repair to the cloth on the rear board. The interior hinges were at some point professionally reinforced. Minor scuffing and edgewear at the tips. Tightly and very solidly bound. Small tear at the upper inner margin of the frontispiece. Scattered light toning and foxing throughout. Handsome wide margins. Very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TLS] AN EARLY PATENT ON AN AIRPLANE RESPONDED TO BY ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL

      - [TLS]Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922). Carbon Copy typed letter measuring 8" x 10 ½" signed by Bell dated Oct. 7, 1907, Baddeck, N.S. [Nova Scotia] Mr. Bell is thanking Mr. Edward M. La Penotiere for the copy of his patent dated July 30 1907, No. 861740 and Bell states "I shall peruse it with interest". The letter does not describe what the patent was, but a news clipping from the Minneapolis Journal dated August 11, 1907 states "A Minneapolis Man Patents an Airship like a Bird’s Wing" and shows a drawing of the airship. It is interesting too, that the letter with Mr. Bell’s reply was dated Oct. 7, 1907, the same day Mr. Bell, with the help of his wife, founded Aerial Experiment Association (AEA). It was headed by Bell, with four young men as founding members. [Patent # 861740 found in the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, Volume 29, July 30]

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        [TLS] AN EARLY PATENT ON AN AIRPLANE RESPONDED TO BY ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL

      [TLS]Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922). Carbon Copy typed letter measuring 8" x 10 ½" signed by Bell dated Oct. 7, 1907, Baddeck, N.S. [Nova Scotia] Mr. Bell is thanking Mr. Edward M. La Penotiere for the copy of his patent dated July 30 1907, No. 861740 and Bell states "I shall peruse it with interest". The letter does not describe what the patent was, but a news clipping from the Minneapolis Journal dated August 11, 1907 states "A Minneapolis Man Patents an Airship like a Bird’s Wing" and shows a drawing of the airship. It is interesting too, that the letter with Mr. Bell’s reply was dated Oct. 7, 1907, the same day Mr. Bell, with the help of his wife, founded Aerial Experiment Association (AEA). It was headed by Bell, with four young men as founding members. [Patent # 861740 found in the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, Volume 29, July 30].

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        THE WAVERLEY NOVELS Abbotsford Edition in 12 Volumes

      Robert Cadell [&] Houlston & Stoneman, 1842 - 1847. - Abbotsford extra illustrated edition. 12 vols. Tall 8vo. Contemporary full polished tree calf, elaborately gilt tooled raised-ribbed spines with red and green labels, all edges gilt and marbled endpapers with gilt tooled inner dentelles (some vols with small abrasions to boards and rubbed headcaps, spines with small darkened patches - otherwise a bright VG set by J. Low of Chancery Lane). Pp. various, illus throughout with b&w engraved plates and woodcuts in text (some plates spotted; no inscriptions). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Overland Journey round the World , during the Years 1841 and 1842

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1847. Octavo, two volumes in one; some light foxing, early ownership inscription on title, but a very good copy in original red cloth. The scarce first American edition which, according to Forbes, may have preceded the London edition. Sir George Simpson was governor of the Hudson's Bay Company in North America, and his acute observations on this journey undertaken for his company make this a work of continuing value. He left London in 1841, and went by way of Halifax and Boston to Canada, crossing by canoe to Vancouver. He made two visits to Sitka, and his material on Alaska is significant. After spending some time in California, he continued on to Hawaii, where the company had a store, and his account of the islands 'is important for its full and accurate report of business and political conditions in Honolulu' (Forbes). Simpson was sympathetic to the government of Hawaii, and he advised Kamehameha III on the formation of a "commission" , consisting of himself, William Richards and Haalilio, to travel to Washington, Paris and London, to confirm the Hawaiian independence from the three great powers. Simpson returned to London overland across Russia, arriving some twenty months after his departure.

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        Doniphan's Expedition

      Cincinnati, OH: U.P. James, 1847. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book Pasted-in letter from the Arthur H. Clark Company (on very classy period letter-head) in 1911 describes this to the book collector as an "exceptionally fine copy of 'Doniphan's expedition" by John T. Hughes, newly and handsomely bound in half calf extra, by Zaehnsdorf, the well-known London binder. The work is of great historical interest and one which is considerably sought after by collectors of books on western history." Letter signed by John Clark. Previous owner's bookplate on front marbled endpaper. Original wraps are bound-in along with map at rear of text block, top edge gilt. Entirety of text block has moderate foxing coming with this issue, boards are rubbed on edges and corners, top inch or so is sunned. Overall this issue remains the exceptional copy as described by the Arthur H. Clark Company 101 years ago.

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE TEMPLE OF SERAPIS AT POZZUOLI, NEAR NAPLES. With remarks on causes which may produce Geological Cycles

      London:: Geological Society,, 1847. Very Good+. Very Good+ entire Volume 3 Quarterly Journal Geological Society of London. Original blindstaped cloth binding. Gilt lettering spine. Spine, cover edges sunned. Hinges archivally restored. Babbage's paper is on pages 186-217. There are two folding lithographed plates. Babbage originally presented his observations of this site in 1834 at which time an abstract of the paper appeared in the Proceedings of the Geological Society (1835). He did not publish the work until 1847 when it appeared in the journal and also was separately privately printed. It is the first full presentation of Babbage's theory of the movement of isothermal surfaces within the earth (see Norman History of Science Catalog 32).

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        Comparative Osteology: Being Morphological Studies to Demonstrate the Archetype Skeleton of Vertebrated Animals

      London Taylor and Walton 1847. Cover worn. Part of outer spine missing. Text block firm. Scattered browning. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with minimal marking First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover 460mm x 320mm (18" x 13"). iv, 116pp, + plates. 54 plates.

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        OMOO: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS; BEING A SEQUEL TO "THE RESIDENCE IN THE MARQUESAS ISLANDS."

      London: John Murray, 1847.. xiii,[1],321,[1],16pp. Publisher's bright red cloth, stamped in blind, lettered in gilt. Frontis map. Seminary library stamp in lower margin of page 321, faintest sign of removal of shelf label from spine, two tasteful private bookplates on front pastedown, modest surface scars from rear pastedown from removal of another; apart from the stamp, a very good copy, First edition, clothbound issue, BAL's state A of the signature mark on p. 209. Melville's second book, and like its predecessor, published in London a few days prior to its American publication, in both wrappers and cloth, in Murray's HOME AND COLONIAL LIBRARY series. BAL 13655.

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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. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Atlas National

      A.COMBETTE Editeur , Paris 1847 - Atlas complet de grande taille (39,5 X 49,5cm) comprenant 102 pages illustrées des 86 Départements et Possessions de la France, divisé par Arrondissements, Cantons et Communes, avec tracé des Routes, Chemins de Fer et Canaux. Plus une carte détaillée, grand format (52 X 59), de la France. Gravures de V.LEVASSEUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Overland Journey round the World , during the Years 1841 and 1842?

      Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia 1847 - Octavo, two volumes in one; some light foxing, early ownership inscription on title, but a very good copy in original red cloth. The scarce first American edition which, according to Forbes, may have preceded the London edition. Sir George Simpson was governor of the Hudson's Bay Company in North America, and his acute observations on this journey undertaken for his company make this a work of continuing value. He left London in 1841, and went by way of Halifax and Boston to Canada, crossing by canoe to Vancouver. He made two visits to Sitka, and his material on Alaska is significant. After spending some time in California, he continued on to Hawaii, where the company had a store, and his account of the islands 'is important for its full and accurate report of business and political conditions in Honolulu' (Forbes). Simpson was sympathetic to the government of Hawaii, and he advised Kamehameha III on the formation of a "commission" , consisting of himself, William Richards and Haalilio, to travel to Washington, Paris and London, to confirm the Hawaiian independence from the three great powers. Simpson returned to London overland across Russia, arriving some twenty months after his departure. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der Prager priv. Bürger-Corps und der gesammten Schützen-Corps im Königreich Böhmen für das Jahr 1847. Herausgegeben von Anton Karl Pitsch. Zusammengestellt von Joseph Patzelt.

      Prag, Fürsterzbischöfliche Buchdruckerei, 1847.. 3 Bl., 245 S., 2 Bl. Gr.-8° (22,8 x 14,5 cm). Leder der Zeit mit Kanten- und Rückenvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt.. Umfassendes Verzeichnis zum böhmischen Schützenwesen des Jahres 1847, selten. Enthält für jedes Schützen-Corps einen Abschnitt zu Gründung und Geschichte, die Uniform-Farben sowie den "Stand" mit Gliederung und Auflistung aller Mitglieder vom Hauptmann bis zu den Schützen. - Etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig. Der dekorative Einband gering berieben, unterer Rücken mit wenigen Resten einer weißen Beschriftung. - Mit schöner Provenienz: Titel und Vorsatz mit Namensstempel von Johann Zimmermann, Neuhaus, Vorsatz mit dessen Widmung für die Scharfschützen-Gesellschaft Neuhaus, datiert 1887. Zimmermann ist im Werk als Unterjäger der Neuhauser Schützen geführt, in diesem Abschnitt Bleistiftanstreichungen und Kreuze. Der hintere Vorsatz mit zwei weiteren Stempeln einer Baumwoll-Bleicherei in Neuhaus. *Ãœber KVK nur Exemplare in der ÖNB, der Tschechischen Nationalbibliothek, Göttingen und der Martin-Opitz-Bibliothek Herne nachzuweisen.

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        Mathematische Abhandlungen, besonders aus dem Gebiete der Höheren Arithmetik und der Elliptischen Funktionen. Mit einer Vorrede von Prof. Dr. (Carl Friedrich) Gauss.

      Berlin, Reimer, 1847.. 4°. Mit 1 lith. Figurentafel. IV SS., 2 Bll., 336 SS. Hln. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rtitel (gering beschabt, Rücken etw. verblasst).. NDB IV, 420. DSB IV, 342 f. Sotheran 7479.- Erste Ausgabe dieser Sammlung einzelner, bereits früher erschienener Arbeiten.- Die Anerkennung durch Gauß bringt Gotthold Eisenstein (1823-1842) schnell internationale Bekanntheit ein. 1847 habilitiert Gotthold Eisenstein an der Berliner Universität und beginnt sofort dort Vorlesungen zu halten. 1851 wird er auf Empfehlung von Gauß an die Göttinger Akademie und 1852 auf Empfehlung des Mathematikers Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet an die Berliner Akademie aufgenommen. Nach ihm benannt sind z. B. die Eisenstein-Zahlen, die Eisensteinreihen und die Eisensteinfunktionen. In der Algebra stammt das Eisensteinkriterium von ihm. "Containing the author's most important memoirs, including his 'Neue Theoreme der höheren Mathematik', which defined the ordinal and generic characters of ternary quadratic forms of an uneven determinant; and in the case of definite forms, assigned the weight of any order or genus" (Sotheran).- "In September 1847 a great honor came to Eisenstein: gauss wrote the preface to a volume of his collected treatises. No longer extant, is the letter from Gauss to Eisenstein in which, the latter reported to Riemann, Gauss set down the essentials of his proof of the biquadratic reciprocity law with the aid of cyclotomy" (DSB).- Innendeckel mit Bibl.-Schildchen, Titel mit Bibl.-Stempel. Papierbedingt tlw. stark braunfleckig.

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        Aussicht auf die Stadt Jerusalem und die Burg Sion in der Oper: Athalia von Poissl..

      . Aquatinta ( Gründruck ) v. Jügel n. Schinkel b. F. Riegel, um 1847, 30,6 x 47,4 - Blattgr. ( 43,5 x 56,4 ). Bühnenbildentwurf von Karl Friedrich Schinkel. - Blatt aus dem Mappenwerk mit dem Titel "Sammlung von Theater-Decorationen. Erfunden von Schinkel" von ursprünglich 32 Tafeln. Sie erschienen 1849 in Potsdam im Verlag von Ferdinand Riegel. - Das Blatt von Hampe in bläulicher Farbe gedruckt. - Mit restaurierten, kleinen Einrissen im breiten Rand.

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        Decoration zum dritten Act der Oper: Die Vestalin.

      . Aquatinta ( Gründruck ) v. Thiele n. Schinkel b. F. Riegel, um 1847, 36 x 47,4 - Blattgr. 44,5 x 57,4cm. Bühnenbildentwurf von Karl Friedrich Schinkel. - Blatt aus dem Mappenwerk mit dem Titel "Sammlung von Theater-Decorationen. Erfunden von Schinkel" von ursprünglich 32 Tafeln. Sie erschienen 1849 in Potsdam im Verlag von Ferdinand Riegel. - Das Blatt von Hampe in blaugrünen Farben gedruckt. - Im breiten Rand kleine, restaurierte Einrisse.

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        Decoration zu dem Trauerspiel 'Die Braut von Messina, Act. 1.'.

      . Aquatinta ( Sepia ) v. Jügel n. Schinkel b. F. Riegel, um 1847, 22,5 x 35 - Blattgr. (43 x 56,4 ). Bühnenbildentwurf von Karl Friedrich Schinkel. - Blatt aus dem Mappenwerk mit dem Titel "Sammlung von Theater-Decorationen. Erfunden von Schinkel" von ursprünglich 32 Tafeln. Sie erschienen 1849 in Potsdam im Verlag von Ferdinand Riegel. - Das Blatt von Hampe in bräunlichen Farben gedruckt. In der Mitte untenReste eines ovalen Sammlerstempels. - Im breiten Rand kleine, restaurierte Einrisse.

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        ILLUSTRATIONS ON BRITISH MYCOLOGY SERIES 1 PART II

      Reeve, Brothers 1847 - 1st 1847. Nearly fine condition with no wrapper. Large format. Modern binding of red leather spine with raised bands and gilt titles and marbled boards. 90 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates. Containing Figures and Description of the Funguses of Interest and Novelty Indigenous to Britain. A truly magnificent copy. All plates present with some very light toning to margins. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SURGICAL OPERATIONS PERFORMED DURING INSENSIBILITY , Produced by the Inhalation of Sulphuric Ether (running title)

      Lancet, 1847. Disbound. Near Fine. [1]-26 pages complete. An extract from a bound volume, with a thin white tape applied to the spine. The first publication of the use of ether in a surgical operation (a keystone in the history of surgical anaesthesia) was published in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal in November 1846. There were several American reprints in the next month, each with minor changes. Jacob Bigelow (the father of JH Bigelow) wrote on 28 November to Francis Boott of London, enclosing the text of the first publication. The article offered here, published in The Lancet, was the first British reprinting of the initial announcement and included both Bigelow's letter and the original paper. Appended was a letter from Robert Liston on his use of ether during an amputation of the knee. This records the first operation under ether anesthesia in Europe, conducted a mere 2 days after Liston learned of the procedure. (Centennial of Surgical Anesthesia, Fulton & Stanton, IV-5). Disbound.

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        Aventures les plus curieuses des Voyageurs

      Paris: Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, 1847. Two volumes, octavo, frontispiece in each volume plus 38 plates in the text; some foxing throughout, small repair to one spine and small defect on back board, otherwise an excellent set in original blue cloth, with elaborate gilt decorations. A very detailed illustrated history of the grands voyages for children including La Pérouse, Dumont d'Urville and the third voyage of James Cook with an apparently original version of the "Death of Cook

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        VIAGE AEROSTATICO DE FR. GERUNDIO Y TIRABEQUE

      . Zustand: Aceptable Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Madrid. Imp de Mellado. 1847. Rustica. 151 pag. 18x12. Manchas de humedad y agujero portada(fotos). Expedicion en Globo de Mr. Arban. Profusamente ilustrado. Curioso ejemplar. Ref 9.5 Biblioteca A.

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        Decoration zu der Oper Olimpia Act I..

      . Aquatinta ( Sepia ) v. Jügel n. Schinkel b. F. Riegel, um 1847, 23,8 x 37 - Blattgr.( 44 x 57 ). Bühnenbildentwurf von Karl Friedrich Schinkel. - Blatt aus dem Mappenwerk mit dem Titel "Sammlung von Theater-Decorationen. Erfunden von Schinkel" von ursprünglich 32 Tafeln. Sie erschienen 1849 in Potsdam im Verlag von Ferdinand Riegel. - Das Blatt von Hampe in bräunlichen Farben gedruckt. - Im breiten Rand leicht fleckig und kleine Einrisse.

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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

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Two volumes, octavo, with many engravings (full-page and textual), and a folding map at the end of each volume; a fine copy, complete with all advertisement leaves including the half-sheet advertisement for Leichhardt's Journal, in the original and unfaded blue-grey blind-stamped cloth. The voyage of HMS Fly. First edition: a fine copy, in original condition, of this important surveying voyage of coastal Australia. Jukes' account is particularly important for his description of the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Torres Strait, and includes an impressively detailed map of the north-east coast from Endeavour River north to New Guinea. The Fly, Captain Blackwood, sailed from Falmouth on 11 April 1842 with the cutter Bramble. Jukes sailed as naturalist to the expedition, and with his captain's consent wrote the official narrative. The survey of Torres Strait and of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the various New Guinea explorations, were all of great importance. The proper scientific understanding of the Barrier Reef could not begin until the completion of the survey, which Jukes charted for the first time in detail. Jukes' own close examination of the reef was also significant, and his chapter on the subject 'is an invaluable record. His observations strongly supported Darwin's theory of the formation of coral reefs…' (Davidson). Indeed, Jukes' interest in coral formation is neatly summarised by the account's terrific opening line, 'I landed for the first time in my life on a coral island.' Ingleton notes: 'the Admiralty decided in 1841 to have the Great Barrier Reefs explored and to have the gaps surveyed in order that some means might be devised for marking the most eligible of these openings, in order that they could be recognised in due time and passed through in comparative safety… The expedition was noteworthy for being the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission…' (Charting a Continent, pp. 61-66).

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Two volumes, octavo, 17 plates and two folding maps, illustrated; a very good copy in attractive old pale tan half calf, double labels. The Fly voyage. First edition of one of the most significant of the early Australian coastal voyages. The Jukes account is particularly important for his description of the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Torres Strait, and includes an impressively detailed map of the north-east coast from Endeavour River north to New Guinea. 'The Admiralty decided in 1841 to have the Great Barrier Reefs explored and to have the gaps surveyed in order that some means might be devised for marking the most eligible of these openings, in order that they could be recognised in due time and passed through in comparative safety… The expedition was noteworthy for being the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission…' (Ingleton, Charting a Continent, pp. 61-66). The Fly was commissioned under Captain Francis Price Blackwood, and sailed from Falmouth on 11 April 1842 with her tender the cutter Bramble. Jukes sailed as the naturalist to the expedition, and with his captain's consent wrote the official narrative.

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        OMOO: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS; BEING A SEQUEL TO "THE RESIDENCE IN THE MARQUESAS ISLANDS."

      London: John Murray, 1847. - xiii,[1],321,[1],16pp. Publisher's bright red cloth, stamped in blind, lettered in gilt. Frontis map. Seminary library stamp in lower margin of page 321, faintest sign of removal of shelf label from spine, two tasteful private bookplates on front pastedown, modest surface scars from rear pastedown from removal of another; apart from the stamp, a very good copy, First edition, clothbound issue, BAL's state A of the signature mark on p. 209. Melville's second book, and like its predecessor, published in London a few days prior to its American publication, in both wrappers and cloth, in Murray's HOME AND COLONIAL LIBRARY series. BAL 13655.

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        Topographische Karte des Landes zunächst um Berlin nach den Originalvermessungen metallographirt in der topographischen Abtheilung des grossen Generalstabes.

      . altkol. Lithographie, um 1847, in 60 Blatt ( je 22,2 x 22,7). Schulz, Stadtpläne von Berlin, Nr. 583. Alle Karten vorder- und rückseitig gestempelt. - In einer schlichten Papp-Faltmappe. Sehr seltenes Kartenwerk über Berlin und seine Umgebungen.

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        The Castle of Ehrenstein; Its Lords Spiritual and Temporal; Its Inhabitants Earthly and Unearthly

      London: Smith Elder & Co. , 1847. Gilt lettered brown cloth, embossed on front and rear panels. Gilt lettered spine reads, Novels & Romances, 3 vols in one ,10/6. First 1 volume edition published same year as the triple decker with exact same page count (303, 301, 306), indicating probable use of 1st edition sheets. One page ad in rear, advertising Mr. James's Works. Some fading to spine. Small stain to spine. Ink name to endpaper otherwise a very sharp copy of a rare supernatural novel. Half titles present. A very good copy. . First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good. Small 8vo.

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        Nagasaki Miyage [Souvenir of Nagasaki]

      Nagasaki, 1847. 232 x 159 mm., 40 double leaves in the Japanese style; with altogether four full-page and 12 double-page woodcut illustrations; sewn in original pale blue paper wrapper with titling label; stitching loose but in excellent condition; newly preserved in a handsome oblong bookform box of dark blue quarter morocco, spine banded and gilt. Japanese woodcut depictions of Dutch traders in Nagasaki. This beautiful woodblock guide to Nagasaki and its sights is the first such book of its kind: it concentrates on the Dutch (and Chinese) traders in the city, in the pre-Meiji period when except under special circumstances Japanese people were forbidden to travel abroad and the few foreigners allowed into the country were confined to certain compounds within Japan. The merchants of the VOC or Dutch East Indies Company were exotic figures: their confinement to Deshima which was shared between Dutch and Chinese trading houses, meant that they would barely have been seen by most residents of Nagasaki, let alone other Japanese of the period. The depiction of the exotic foreigners in the Japanese decorative arts began in the early-eighteenth century, and the style in which they are shown is surprisingly consistent. Jack Hillier has noted of this publication that 'although separate-sheet prints of the Dutch and Chinese traders were produced in some numbers in Nagasaki from c. 1750, the earliest book on the town and its foreign commerce published in the town itself did not appear until 1847'. The illustrations include a woodcut map of the harbour showing a Dutch vessel, followed by a double-page woodcut showing Chinese traders seated at a table with a servant handing up books to them. Willem van Gulik, who has studied the nineteenth-century depictions of the Dutch residents in Japan, has identified this scene as the library of the Chinese trade settlement south of Deshima. (cf Van Gulik plate 46). Another double-page illustration shows a Dutch merchant in formal stance, his Indonesian servant carrying a decanter and glass on a tray. The figure is identified in Japanese as 'the red-haired man' - a commonly used tag for a Dutchman. Other illustrations include a panoramic view of the Deshima compound, a wonderful double-page view of a Dutch ship in harbour, and a double-page depiction (Van Gulik plates 47a and 47b) of Dutchmen with Japanese courtesans from Maruyama in the dining room of the Chief's residence on Deshima. These women, known as Oranda-yuki ("women that go with the Dutch"), 'were an important source of information on the lifestyle of the Dutch on Deshima'. A delightful portrait of a Dutch woman in evening dress seated in a chair depicts Mimi de Villeneuve, who came to Deshima to join her husband and whose features the Japanese found quite remarkable (cf Van Gulik plate 54 for another). A charming elephant ("Olifant") portrays an animal first brought into the country by the Dutch traders for presentation to the shôgun along with other natural curiosities. Other views of the Nagasaki region depict harbour scenes (including the junk fleet), the ships, bridges, streets and roofs of Nagasaki, river scenes and the surrounding countryside, a procession and a kite festival.

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        A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands ; or, The civil, religious and political history of those islands: comprising a particular view of the missionary operations connected with the introduction and progress of Christianity and civilization among the Hawaiian people

      Hartford: Hezekiah Huntington, 1847. Octavo, with steel-engravings; original gilt and blind-stamped leather, small split to lower hinge, with the usual foxing, but a very good copy in the scarcer special binding. Cook responsible for his own fate. 'The most important book on the history of the American Protestant mission in Hawaii during the years 1820-1841, and one of the key books of Hawaiian history…' (Forbes). This is the first edition of one of the most informative books on Hawaii during the early missionary years. Bingham was instrumental in developing the idea that Cook's acceptance of the apparent worship of the Hawaiians in 1779 was largely responsible for his death, writing 'we can hardly avoid the conclusion, that for the direct encouragement of idolatry, and especially for his audacity in allowing himself like the proud and magisterial Herod to be idolized, he was left to infatuation and died by the visitation of God.' Bingham's name crops up everywhere in the history of the period: he arrived in Honolulu in 1820 and spent the following 21 years in missionary work. He quickly learned Hawaiian, and created a written version of the language which he used, with William Ellis, to begin printing in native Hawaiian; he helped his missionary colleagues to translate the Bible into Hawaiian. He received support from the royal family and the travels that he made through the islands with this official sanction enabled him to gather their impressions which appeared in this book written after he finally left for the United States in 1840. Sabin said that it was probably the best work on the Sandwich Islands There were additional Hartford editions in 1848 and 1849 and another one published at Canandaigua, New York, in 1855.

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