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        The Rural Cyclopedia (4 Volumes)

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

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        Anatomische Beschreibung des menschlichen Augapfels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Wanderungen durch Tyrol und Steyermark.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Vanity Fair: a Novel Without a Hero

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

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        Das Sächsische Erzgebirge malerisch, historisch und artistisch durchwandert. Ein Wegweiser für Gebirgsfreunde und Kunstliebhaber. mit 50 Stahlstichen nach Orig.-Zeichn. von C.J. Leypold und C. Beichling. Das malerische und romantische Mulden-Hochland oder Wanderungen durch die Thäler beider Mulden und ihrer Nebengewässer

      Dresden Verlag von H. H. Grimm, 1847.. X, 478 S., mit 50 Stahlstiche (komplett) -- ohne fehlende, wohl separat erschienene Faltkarte Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleinen, unten am Rücken ein Fehlstück, sonst Exemplar in gutem Erhaltungszustand. DDR 2 +++++ 20 Jahre Antiquariat Christmann in Wiesbaden +++++

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        A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43. 2 volume set

      London: John Murray. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and spine worn. Inner hinges cracked. Volume I- frontispiece loose, and gathering of Chapter VI also loose and slightly frayed. Volume II- Rear fold out map torn without loss. Both volumes with dust soiling to page edges and some some light scattered browning and Royal College of Surgeons stamps to title pages. Illustrations generally bright. 1847. First Edition. Black/gilt hardback cloth cover. 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). lii, 366pp; x, 447pp. Plates, maps and woodcuts. .

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        Fungi Tridentini novi, vel nondum delineati, descripti, et iconibus illustrati. 14 Lieferungen in zwei Bänden. Trient, Monauni bzw. Zippel 1881-1892 (-1900). 8°. 114 S.; 118 S., mit zus. 217 chromolithogr. Tafeln., Hldrbde. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      - Nissen, BBI 230 - Volbracht, Mykolibri 241 "Rarissimum" .- Erste Ausgabe des in Lieferungen erschienen Werkes, auf Grund des langen Erscheinungszeitraumes vollständig sehr selten.- J. Bresadola (1847-1929) war einer der wichtigsten Mykologen Italiens. Das vorliegende Werk enthält Beschreibungen und Abbildungen der Pilze, davon 129 neu beschriebene Arten, um seine Heimatstadt Trient.- Erste Textbl. etw. fleckig, die letzten Tafeln im zweiten Band, wie üblich, teils mit Abklatsch auf gegenüberliegender Seite, Tafel CLXXXI doppelt eingebunden, etwas unterschiedl. gebunden, insges. schönes Exemplar.# With together 217 chromolithogr. plates. Contemporary half calf, with spine label.-Nissen, BBI 230 - Volbracht, Mykolibri 241 "Rarissimum" .- First edition; because of the long time of publication, complete very rare.- The Italian mycologist J. Bresadola (1847-1929) was vicar in Trent. This work contains descriptions and illustrations of fungi, including 129 newly described species, around his home town of Trento. With bibliographical references and indexes.- First leaves with some stains, the last plates in the second volume, as usual, with counterproofon opposite side, plate CLXXXI duplicated, somthing different bindings, overall nice copy.Giacomo Bresadola, il più noto ed il più grande dei micologi italiani, dal quale l?Associazione Micologica Bresadola (A.M.B.) si onora di prendere il nome. Il primo contatto ufficiale con la micologia lo ebbe acquistando i libri del Venturi e del Vittadini e la svolta avvenne quando scrisse una lettera al grande cattedratico Andrea Saccardo per chiedergli come avere le sue opere e offrendosi per ricerche micologiche nel Trentino. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GLEANINGS FROM A GATHERED HARVEST [BOUND WITH] JUDAH’S LION [FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ZIONIST NOVEL]

      New York, M. W. Dodd; New York, H. Long & Bro. 1847; 1843 - Later cloth. 16mo. 216; 406 pages. 17 cm. Gleanings From a Gathered Harvest, Singerman 0914, (1847) second edition. Judah’s Lion, Singerman 0832, First US edition. Two volumes bound together; the Dodd engraved title page is absent from Judah’s Lion; contains the previous owner’s decorative stamp (Alfred L. Brown) on first page of first page of each work. Attractively bound in contemporary half leather and marbled boards with gilt title on spine. Contains the first English ‘Zionist’ novel by Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, bound with ‘Gleaning from a Gather Harvest’ a collection of essays and editorials on contemporary morals, customs, and domestic economy in New York, with essays on Immigration and observance of the Sabbath, written by the famous American proto-Zionist Mordecai Manuel Noah, an "American politician, journalist, playwright, and philanthropist; born in Philadelphia, Pa. , July 19, 1785; died in New York city March 22, 1851. [ ] Noah's place in Jewish history is due to his activity as a Jewish liberator and nationalist. His travels in Europe and his thorough acquaintance with Jewish affairs had opened his eyes to the unfortunate situation of the Jews—a homeless people lodged in the midst of other peoples with whom they could never amalgamate. Like the majority of Zionists, Noah advocated the restoration of the Jews to Palestine, their ancient heritage; and though he firmly believed in the coming of the Messiah, he nevertheless held to the view that the restoration of the Jews must come about through the Jews themselves. " (EJ 1906) Judah’s Lion is considered to be the first English language ‘Zionist Novel’ (it predates George Eliot’s ‘Daniel Deronda’ by thirty years) ; the story concerns the return of an English Jew (Alick) to the Holy Land; it binds together English and Jewish history. This was the last novel the author wrote. Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (1790-1846) wrote on the plight of English women factory workers, was well known in her time for her novels, essays and poems, was passionate about gardening, a pioneer of deaf education, and also wrote children’s stories. In her later years she defended the rights of Judaism, and in her last three years was a close friend of Moses Montefiore. Subjects: Jews - Fiction. Fiction (English) . United States - Social life and customs - 1783-1865. OCLC lists 7 copies of this edition of Gleanings and 17 copies of Judah’s Lion. This edition (1847) of Gleanings sold at auction in 2011 for US 1080; The last copy of Lion offered at auction, over 20 years ago in 1987, sold for US 400. Light rubbing to edges of leather, very light foxing throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-33) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Procesos De Las Antiguas Cortes y Parlamentos De Cataluña, Aragón y Valencia, Custodiados En El Archivo General De La Corona De Aragón. Colección De Documentos Inéditos Del Archivo De La Corona De Aragón.

      Monfort, Barcelona 1847 - XLVII -358 - 595 - 379 - 431 - 321 - 479 - 219 y 552pp. . En perfecto estado de conservación. Size: 8 Vols. En 4º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trattato di medicina pratica universale / di Giuseppe Frank ; versione italiana su l'ultima edizione di Lipsia per cura del dott. Antonio Longhi. Riveduta dall'Autore e corredata di un discorso preliminare del dottore Antonio Pignacca [6 vol.]

      Milano : Gaspare Truffi ; F. Perrelli, 1842-1847 - ~ Vol I.1 (1842). Prospetto della storia e letteratura della medicina pratica, introduzione allo studio della clinica, dottrina delle febbri intermittenti e continue, dei morbi della pelle acuti e cronici, della peste, della febbre sudatoria inglese; Vol I.2 (1843): Del tifo e della febbre gialla, della scarlattina, del morbillo, della rosolia, del vajuolo, della varicella, della vaccina e del vajuolo troncato, delle malattie croniche della cute, malattie del tessuto cellulare sottocutaneo; Vol II.1 (1844). Malattie del sistema nervoso in generale, delle malattie del cervello, malattie della colonna vertebrale, delle malattie dei singoli nervi, delle malattie derivanti indistintamente da varie parti del sistema nervoso; Vol II.2 (1847). Delle malattie della laringe, della trachea e della glandola tiroidea, delle malattie della volta toracica, della pleura, del mediastino, del timo e dei polmoni, delle malattie del diaframa, delle malattie del pericardio, del cuore, delle arterie e delle vene, dei deliqui; Vol III.1 (1845). Malattie della bocca, delle parotidi, dell'esofago, del ventricolo e degli intestini, del fegato, della milza, del pancreas, del peritoneo, delle scrofole, delle rachitide, dell'artritide, del cancro e dello scorbuto; Vol III.2 (1846). Le malattie del tubo intestinale / esposte da Federico Augusto Beniamino Puchelt ~ Cartonatura in pergamena coeva con tasselli in oro al dorso ~ XXIV+571p; 601p; 794p; 744p; 754p; 732p ~ 23x15x29cm. ~ Tracce d'uso alla legatura, qualche leggeri chiazze di umido ai margini di alcune carte, ma nel complesso in buone condizioni ~ Heavy item, circa 5.0 Kg. Extra postage costs will apply / Additional images available/

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

      Philadelphia. 1847. - Folding handcolored pocket map, measuring 24 1/2 x 30 1/4 inches. In original 12mo. gilt cloth folder. Minor rubbing and soiling to cloth cover. A few small tears and losses at several folds. Minor toning and foxing, some faint offsetting. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt. The fourth edition of Tanner's important map of Mexico, after the first of 1825 which was taken from his 1822 "Map of North America." The map shows all of Mexico and the majority of the American Southwest, with insets providing a "Table of Distances," a "Statistical Table," and a map of roads from Vera Cruz to Alvarado. This edition is modified only slightly from the third edition, second issue (1846), which played an important and controversial role in the war with Mexico and conflicting claims to territory near San Diego. "Finally, H.S. Tanner published the 'Fourth Edition 1847' and the 'Fifth Edition 1847' of his Map of Mexico. An insert of the harbor of Vera Cruz has been added, but in what is now the United States the only changes appear to be the inclusion of a line showing Kearny's route to Santa Fe and some alteration in the colored areas showing the extreme northern limits of New Mexico" - Wheat. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI III, p.48, no. 554. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.409 (another ed).

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        OPBYGGELIGE TALER I FORSKJELLIG AAND [EDIFYING DISCOURSES IN VARIOUS SPIRITS]

      Copenhagen: Reitzel Forlag, 1847.. [10],[7]-155,[1],[6],[7]-64,[8],[9]-140pp. Three quarter gilt 19th century calf. Usual scattered foxing and slight tanning, a few minor spots, early ink ownership signature on endsheet, joints a bit rubbed, else a very good copy. First edition. A collection of three extended works which were ultimately translated and published separately in English: PURITY OF HEART IS TO WILL ONE THING (1938); THE LILIES OF THE FIELD (1948), a different work from the 1849 sermon with a similar title; and THE GOSPEL OF SUFFERING (1948). These three discourses, while ultimately and strongly Christian in their ends and subjects, are intentionally representative of the varying points of view characteristic of Kierkegaard's works. The first discourse, one of the most famous and popular of SK's writings, is highly ethical in tone in its explication of the search for integrity of character through purity of heart. The noted Danish scholar E. Geismar describes it as the best book with which to begin an acquaintance with Kierkegaard, and Arbaugh and Arbaugh denote it "a classic of devotional literature." The second discourse is representative of the aesthetic point of view, and deals with the desirability, and necessity, of man's reconciliation of himself to his own humanity. Arbaugh and Arbaugh describe this work as one of SK's "greatest contributions to the literature of the ages." The third discourse is profoundly religious in its precise treatment of the absolute requirements Christianity imposes: solitary suffering in pursuit of the "narrow way," apart from the crowd. Though represented as three separate works, these three edifying discourses, through their disparity, present a unity of view and are highly significant in the development of Kierkegaard's thought. The NUC locates only 6 copies. HIMMELSTRUP 101.

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        Observations on the Temple of Serapis

      Privately printed, 1847. <p>Inscribed to Antoine-Cesar Becquerel</p><p>Babbage, Charles. Observations on the Temple of Serapis. . . . Privately printed, 1847. Original red cloth, with gilt motif of temple on front cover, partly unopened, insignificant cracking in upper parts of hinges. 42 [4, advertisements]pp. 2 lithographed plates (1 partly hand-colored) and text illustrations. 222 x 138 mm. Provenance: Inscribed by Babbage on verso of endpaper: "A M. M. Becquerel [i.e., Antoine-Cesar Becquerel (1788-1878); name effaced but still faintly legible] Membre de L&#39;Institut de France from the Author." </p> <p>First edition. Babbage&#39;s scientific interests did not confine themselves to mathematics, economics, and computation, but ranged over a wide variety of subjects, including astronomy, electricity and magnetism, physics, and geology. This paper reported his observations on the Temple of Serapis, an ancient ruin situated on the seacoast near Naples that Babbage studied during his 1828 European tour. </p>< p>From the strata in which [the temple] was embedded and encrustation on the marble columns [Babbage] was able to estimate the sea level at various earlier dates. . . . [In March 1834] Babbage read a paper to the Geological Society on his observations together with a theory of the movement of isothermal surfaces within the earth. He sought to prove that large tracts of the earth&#39;s surface subside through the ages, whilst other portions rise irregularly at various rates (Hyman 1982, 71).</p><p>An abstract of Babbage&#39;s paper was privately printed the same year (see Van Sinderen 1980, no. 48); however, Babbage did not allow full publication until 1847, when he had the paper privately printed with some additions (including a brief bibliography of his publications). Babbage&#39;s isothermal theory was significant for Charles Lyell, who used the figure of the Temple of Serapis for the frontispiece to his Principles of Geology (1830); and for John Herschel, who came up with the theory of geosynclines, for which he and Babbage are often given credit together. As the key image for a certain kind of geological movement, the Temple of Serapis was later analyzed in great detail by Suess in his development of global tectonics.</p><p>Babbage presented this copy to the physicist Antoine-Cesar Becquerel, of the noted French scientific family whose members also include Antoine-Cesar&#39;s grandson Henri Becquerel (1852-1908), discoverer of radioactivity. Antoine-Cesar Becquerel made contributions to mineralogy, electricity, and chemistry, investigating the electrical effects of compression and heat on minerals, synthesizing mineral substances, and demonstrating that electricity can be generated by the contact of dissimilar bodies only under certain conditions. Van Sinderen 1980, no. 57. Origins of Cyberspace 63.</p>

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      München, 7. VII. 1847. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Hochinteressanter Brief über das München der Lola Montez an den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884) in Darmstadt: "Die Frankforter, die verteufelten Fankforter lassen halt noch immer nichts von sich hören, geschweige denn daß sie mir mein Honorar geschickt hätten. Die Zeit meines Urlaubs beginnt mit Ende dieses, da möchte ich gerne eine kleine Reise ins Gebirge machen, und dazu wäre mir die Frankforter 50 fl. unumgänglich notwendig, sonst muß ich in München sitzen bleiben und das Gebirg von den Frauenthürmen aus betrachten [.] Bei uns in München gehts halt recht schön spanisch zu; es kommt freilich jedem rechtlich denkenden spanisch vor wie z. B. ein großer Theil des Adels, welcher Anfangs Gift u. Flamme spie sich jetzt in das spanische Joch schmiegt und kriecht - wir haben sogar die Inquisition, zwar nicht die geistliche aber doch die spanische und weh dem welcher ihr verfällt; keiner traut dem anderen mehr aus Furcht verrathen zu werden; denn in allen Ständen gibt es Denunzianten um sich bei der Donna beliebt zu machen; es ist eine schwere Zeit und Gott weiß wohin das noch führen wird; kein Angestellter ist sicher wenn er sich des Abends in's Bette legt ob er am anderen Morgen noch in seiner Stellung ist; Absetzen, Versetzen, in Ungnade kommen, Strafenvertheilung ist so zur Tagesordnung geworden daß man sich allmählich daran gewöhnt, und wenn nicht etwas außerordentliches geschieht, kaum besprochen wird. Vivat Justizia! [.]". - Horizontal sowie im Mittelfalz durchgerissen; Falteinrisse.

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        A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43

      London: John Murray 1847, 1st UK Edition. () lii,(4),366; x,(4)447pp. Very good. 8vo. (14.5 X 22.5 cm.) Bound in tan calf and marbled boards. Five raised bands and two tone labels. Leather corners to match. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled to match. The text blocks are clean and fresh. There is mild off setting and foxing on a number of the folding and full page illustrations. Volume one contains a frontispiece, two folding charts, four full page maps, seven vignette&#39;s as chapter headings, three full page illustrations, and one folding panoramic illustration. Volume two contains a frontispiece, eleven vignettes, two full page illustrations, two maps including one folding. Generally a clean copy in an attractive binding. Spence 993, Rosove 276. First Edition of "one of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration." (Hill) James Clark Ross was one of the most experienced arctic explorers, having accompanied his uncle, Sir John Ross, on his two polar expeditions. He also sailed on all four of Parry&#146;s arctic expeditions. On June 1st, 1831, while on the second Ross expedition, he discovered the North Magnetic Pole. In 1839 he was given command of the present expedition, the purpose of which was to conduct magnetic research and to try to reach the south magnetic pole. On this famous voyage, Ross circumnavigated the Antarctic continent, discovered the Ross Sea, Ross Island, the Ross Ice Shelf, Victoria Land, Erebus and Terror Gulf (named after the ships of the expedition), Mount Erebus, and attempted to penetrate the Weddell Sea. The expedition also visited the Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, Australia, New Zealand, Campbell Island, and the Falkland Islands. This was the first scientific expedition sent out specifically for Antarctic exploration and research. On his return to England, Ross was knighted and awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society. Ross also commanded the Enterprise in 1848-49 on a Search for Franklin expedition..

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        Sketches of the History of Christian Art - 3 Volumes

      London: John Murray, 1847. IN POOR CONDITION. INSCRIPTION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR TIPPED-IN, dated 10 Dec/46. ccxlvii, 143pp, 16pp of Publisher&#39;s advertising; 359pp; 435pp, bound in blind stamped cloth. Disbound and needs rebinding, some pages have edge chips and are age darkened. Includes the half-titles. SCARCE.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

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        The Thousand and One Nights; or, the Arabian Nights Entertainments: Translated and Arranged for Family Reading with Explanatory Notes (Complete in 3 Volumes)

      John Murray, London 1847 - Second Edition. Complete in 3 Volumes. Published London: John Murray, 1847. x+518, xii+520, xii+552, illustrated with 600 woodcuts by Harvey and illuminated titles for each volume by Owen Jones. Bound in brown cloth with black leather spine labels. Previous owner's name emboss in tiny letters (approximately 6 point size) at bottom of half and title pages, and last sheet of each volume. A very good set. Bindings tight, unworn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a journey round the world, during the years 1841 and 1842.

      Ldn., Henry Colburn, 1847. - 2 vols. 438+(24);VII+469 pp. With engr.portrait, fold.map. Hardcover. Contemp.half morocco. Good. (Mark of lib.sticker on spines; lib.label on paste-downs, lib.stamp on titles, strip of 2 cms removed from bottom of title page of vol.I (not affecting text), pp. III-X (= most of table of contents) of vol.I missing, some foxing to portrait. In spite of these defects still an attractive, clean copy). * Author was Governor-in-chief of the Hudson's Bay Company's territories in North America. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GAO LAN ZIAN XU ZHI (GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE)

      Gan Su Province, China Gao Lan Shu Yuan (Gao Lan Academy) 1847 - 12 volumes in total bound in 4 fascicles. Complete. with Illustrations, including landscape scenes, building elevations, plans, etc. Double leaves, 22.5x15.3 cm. (19x6")., stitch bound within original wrappers with printed paper labels, housed in cloth chemise closed with traditional Chinese toggles and with printed paper label. Well preserved, the wrappers with some wear and a bit of loss and minor staining, contents a touch mellowed, a few minor repairs. The chemise is a bit worn and the toggle clasps are lacking, but all in all this is an excellent, complete set of a very scarce item. SCARCE COMPLETE 19TH CENTURY GAO LAN COUNTY CHRONICLE. An illustrated account of the local history of a county of the Central Asian province of Gan Su, which borders Tibet, Mongolia, Sichuan, and Xinjiang, and through which the Silk Road passed, and through which the famous missionary-traveler Father Evariste Regis Huc was travelling in the 1840s. Due to its location, this area was a key territory during the 'Great Game', which was played out between the major powers in the area during the nineteenth century. Located in the northwest of the country which is now the People's Republic of China, Gan Su lies between the Tibetan and Huangtu plateaus. The Yellow River passes through the southern part of the province. In imperial times, Gan Su was an important strategic outpost and communications link for the Chinese empire, as the Hexi corridor runs along the "neck" of the province. The Han Dynasty extended the Great Wall across this corridor. But it was due to its situation along the Silk Road, that Gan Su became an economically important province, and a cultural transmission path as well. Temples and Buddhist grottoes such as those at Mogao Caves and Maijishan Caves contain artistically and historically revealing murals. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        c1850-60 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF ONE YOUNG WOMAN'S TRIALS AND TRAVAILS DURING THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE AND TALES OF STORMS, SHIPWRECKS, CASTAWAYS AND BEAR MEAT DURING AN EVENT FILLED EMIGRATION TO NORTH AMERICA

      Mullinmore Cty Mayo Ireland Elmsley Ontario Lanark - On offer is an extraordinary handwritten manuscript relic of the Irish potato famine and the subsequent massive emigration of Irish people to North America being a first hand journal account [pp 1-8 then 13-16] of a young woman's terrible times in Ireland and her fantastic tale of coming to North America circa 1847. It begins "in long years ago when I was married and was the mother of two little boys I lived in an old log shanty. I saw what I think was vision, I was no believer in ghosts, my mother told me she never seen one, myself and two children was left four or five days without food." The girl was born in Mullinmore County Mayo Connaught & Cristand [sic] in Knox Church. When she left Ireland a priest gave her half a crown to buy a dress, and told her she is going to a hard country and would one day be a 'cannuck' being the nickname for Canadians. They crossed the ocean in a ship named the "Robert & Isabella" a government ship [one internet search shows a like named ship leaving for Quebec in 1847 and arriving with another 16 ships with over 3500 in steerage from Ireland], it was painted black. There was a tremendous storm and the Captain said they drifted several thousand miles off course 'to some island, I think called Greenwich'. They came upon the snow covered island with two castaways - Craftin Gidden and Edward Wills - on it. They were wearing furs, they brought bear meat onto the ship, and drove a lot of "white bears" to the ship as a shepherd would. Their ship was wrecked and they were stranded for three years. "There was a shark, one of those sea monsters that followed the ships for dead bodies, but he got none from us. I remember seeing the lighthouse." She writes of relatives aboard that go to America and like herself to Canada. This one of a kind diary is a history of an era but also a look into the soul of a people. She writes: "As we left the shores of our native land there was not a dry eye on board as the poor but good harted irish stud hand in and deck may god forgive there opresser, I don't think there is any people on earth can bid goodbye and say god speed as they can sing an affectionate song." Of the Irish she continues: "There as welcome for the brawny sons of tile the yankey liked him because he could dig the canal, the Canadian like him because he could chop down the forest." She writes of ending in Canada and research suggests she settles in Elmsley Ontario in Lanark County near Perth and Smith's Falls. Given the number of clues provided by the woman her identity may yet be revealed by someone able to do the in-depth research.This is truly a unique personal retelling of one woman's incredible story and perspective of an unparalleled, tangential moment in human history. Overall VG. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

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        The Good Shunammite : II Kings, Chap Iv, V[Erse] Viii. [ Bible. O. T. Kings, 2nd, IV, 8. English. 1847]

      [London] : Longman, Brown, Green And Longmans 1847 - Physical desc. : xxi p. : ill. ; 17 cm. Illuminations designed after Owen Jones. Cf. McLean R. Victorian book design & color printing p. 92. Genre: Chromolithographs - England - 1847. Elizaberth Stuyvesant Nielson's copy with sig. "Completed . The last day of October at the studio of Lewis Gruner . 1847." Twenty illuminated chromolithographic plates. Illuminated borders and initials. [Gutta percha binding]. Full contemporary, elaborately blind-tooled dark calf over bevelled boards, very good. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased; very impressively finished. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 17 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Art de Magnétiser ou le magnétisme animal considéré sous le point de vue théorique, pratique et thérapeutique

      - PRIMERA EDICION.- Paris: Germer Baillière, Librare-Editeur, 1847.- VII,364 pp. + 30 p. de catálogo editorial: La portada con una bonita xilografía; 4º menor (21,6 cm.); Enc. en Plena Piel pasta española época, lomo liso dorado con tejuelo.- Charles Lafontaine (1803 - 1892). Tras fracasar como actor, se entrego a la investigación hipnótico-psíquica, llegando a ser un gran hipnotizador o mentalista. Suizo de nacimiento, casi toda su vida residió en Ginebra, viajó por multitud de paises asombrando a todo el mundo. Fue uno de los iniciadores del mesmerismo o hipnotismo junto a James Braid, al cual conoció por primera vez Lafontaine en Manchester el 13 de noviembre de 1841. James Braid (1795 &#150; 1860), neurocirujano escocés, logró importantes avances en el campo de la hipnosis, término que él mismo acuñó. Braid se empezó interesar por el mesmerismo en noviembre de 1841, después de asistir a unas demostraciones de Charles Lafontaine. RARISIMA EDICION. La portada tiene al pie un sello tampón de una antigua librería y leves motas de óxido en algunas hojas.{ Livre en français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43.

      John Murray, London - 1847, 1st UK Edition. () Very good. lii,(4),366; x,(4)447pp. 8vo. (14.5 X 22.5 cm.) Bound in tan calf and marbled boards. Five raised bands and two tone labels. Leather corners to match. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled to match. The text blocks are clean and fresh. There is mild off setting and foxing on a number of the folding and full page illustrations. Volume one contains a frontispiece, two folding charts, four full page maps, seven vignette's as chapter headings, three full page illustrations, and one folding panoramic illustration. Volume two contains a frontispiece, eleven vignettes, two full page illustrations, two maps including one folding. Generally a clean copy in an attractive binding. Spence 993, Rosove 276. First Edition of "one of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration." (Hill) James Clark Ross was one of the most experienced arctic explorers, having accompanied his uncle, Sir John Ross, on his two polar expeditions. He also sailed on all four of Parry&#146;s arctic expeditions. On June 1st, 1831, while on the second Ross expedition, he discovered the North Magnetic Pole. In 1839 he was given command of the present expedition, the purpose of which was to conduct magnetic research and to try to reach the south magnetic pole. On this famous voyage, Ross circumnavigated the Antarctic continent, discovered the Ross Sea, Ross Island, the Ross Ice Shelf, Victoria Land, Erebus and Terror Gulf (named after the ships of the expedition), Mount Erebus, and attempted to penetrate the Weddell Sea. The expedition also visited the Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, Australia, New Zealand, Campbell Island, and the Falkland Islands. This was the first scientific expedition sent out specifically for Antarctic exploration and research. On his return to England, Ross was knighted and awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society. Ross also commanded the Enterprise in 1848-49 on a Search for Franklin expedition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional, 1847. - Segunda edicao. 2 vols. in 1. Large 8vo. (XXIV+283+(2);(IX)+269+(20) pp. With 12 lithogr. portraits & 1 wood-engr. vignette. Hardcover. Modern 3/4 dark blue calf with marbled boards, spine richly gilt; very fine binding. VG/--. (Some foxing to most plates). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        S. W. VIEW IN THE QUADRANGLE OF St. AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE, CANTERBURY. L.L.Raz&#130;. del G. Hawkins lith ; Day and Son Lith. to the Queen.

      Published by Henry Ward, Mercery Lane November 15th 1847, Canterbury - Tinted lithograph 13 x 10.5 inches. Marked 'Proof' within the plate. A fine example with wide Margins The Missionary College was consecrated on June 29, 1848. It is likely that Henry Ward commissioned Raz&#130; to produce this view to mark the event. Raz&#130;'s fine draughtsmanship captures the intended gravity of the neo-gothic college

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        JOURNAL OF TRAVELS OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, TO THE MOUTH OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER; MADE DURING THE YEARS 1845 AND 1846.

      Cincinnati. 1847. - 189pp. Contemporary calf, rebacked, preserving original leather label. Corners rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown, contemporary inscription on fly leaf. Moderate foxing. About very good. First edition, second issue, with corrections made on pages 31 and 121 and without the errata slip tipped in at page 189. The tide of overland immigration which engulfed Oregon in 1843 was followed by even larger waves in subsequent years. The overland migration of 1845 was one of the largest, and it produced one of the most complete accounts of wagon trail life, this work by Joel Palmer. His journal is the only contemporary account by a participant in the 1845 migration, which numbered some three thousand persons and more than doubled the white population of Oregon. "Most reliable of the early guides to Oregon; in addition, the best narrative by a participant in the overland migration of 1845." - Howes, who affords this issue a "c." Also included in the work is a letter from Rev. Spalding about his missionary work among the Nez Perce, a vocabulary of the Chinook Jargon and the Nez Perce language, a description of Mount Hood, and what Streeter describes as one of the earliest printings of the Organic Laws of Oregon Territory. HOWES P47, "c." WAGNER-CAMP 136:2. STREETER SALE 3146 (1st issue). GRAFF 3172. HILL 1287. FIELD 1165. SMITH 7886. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2286. PILLING, CHINOOKAN, p.57. AYER (CHINOOK) 48.

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        Two sections of the Autograph Diary of Mary Jane, wife of Congreve Lonsdale, Attaché to the British Legation at Munich, describing domestic and political events in Bavaria, beginning with an eyewitness account of King Ludwig of Bavaria's abdication.

      Mainly Munich Bavaria; but with entries describing trips home to England. The first section with entries dating from 12 June to 22 July 1852. The second section with entries dating from 1 January 1862 to 29 December 1864 1847 - A total of 36 pp in 8vo. First section (12 June 1847 to 22 July 1852): 16 pp, at around 30 lines per page. Second section (1 January 1862 to 29 December 1864): 20 pp, at around 40 lines per page. All text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper, with minor unobtrusive repair to last two leaves of first section. Both sections unbound, in separate sewn gatherings. The diary is unsigned, but the context establishes the author beyond doubt as Lonsdale's wife Mary Jane, daughter of Mary Littledale (1779-1855), widow of Anthony Littledale of Bolton Hall, Yorkshire. (There are a couple of descriptions of visits home to her ailing mother at Bolton Hall, and to family members including grandparent's on the mother's side, the Dawsons of Hornby Castle.). Several references to 'the Milbankes' and 'Loftuses' (British ministers to Bavaria). One entry indicates that the diary was written up at the end of each year: '1864. being my last entire year with Lonsdale at Munich I give almost each day as it passed - comprising also the last visit of my sister Lizzie during his life'. Casting valuable light on the activities of the British diplomatic class at a time of upheaval in nineteenth-century Bavaria. Short, but detailed entries, giving an interesting mixture of the personal and historical, including social visits and balls with members of the British and Bavarian governing classes, rides, drives, railway journeys, visits to the theatre, the wedding of a servant and a trip to the Bavarian Alps. The diary reflects the life of an affluent family, holding soirées: '[Oct] 22 [1850]. Began to receive every Tuesday evg. 9. in all. Very well attended | Nov. 12 [1850]. The Bridgemans left for Engd. having had a sale & broken up their establishment. We bought their new Brougham & sold our old one. Our footman Sebastian dismissed for pilfering Cigars - & finally Cigar case fm. our friends in Anteroom'. The first section begins with the author staying at the Chiemsee, followed by a move to 9 Brienner Strasse, Munich. The first page mixes references to a wedding breakfast, a death in confinement, and a presentation of potatoes by 'the country people' ('they now were rained down in plenty fm. the clouds. Like small roots washed up by the rain.'), with information about the general unrest: '[9 February 1848] Great disturbances in Ludwig Strasse with Lola Montes. University closed &c. She took refuge in the palace | Feb. 10 Crowds waiting the Deputation fm the palace. Gt. efforts to get to Lola's in the evg. in the Barer Strasse. Some by the gendarmes. The Ministry resigned. | Feb. 11. Gt. disturbances & Lola dismissed fm Munich. King Ludwig wounded by a stone. University re-opened & Ministers returned to office. | Feb. 27. News of Louis Philippes abdication arrived - & rumour of much fighting that the K. was made prisoner - republic formed &c &c.' [p.2] 1848 March 2. Riots in the Ludwig Strasse fm 7. p. m. till 2 in the mg Gt cries all night, & the windows broken of the Ministerium & Bereks House. also his door. | March 3. Saw the havoc made. | 4. A gt. riot all day & revolution expected. The Dult Platz occupied by Troops & artillery & the Princes at the heads of their Regts. The chambers convoked in 1 days & order returned - | 6 March. The K. signed the required deeds & the Crown prince arrived. The Troops swore allegiance to the Constitution in the Dult Platz - Saw all fm the . [.] | March 16. Fresh disturbances [.] 20. Report that the King had abdicated. | 21. The Crown Prince proclaimed King. as Maximilian II. & the army sworn at 7 in the evg. - The old King will live in the red palace opposite. | 22. At Taschers to see the King pass for the opening of the Chambers. pouring rain, & King Ludwig stood in the crowd with an umbrella over his head.' References to unrest continue over the first few pages ('Augt. 21. Disturbances at night on pretence of the Crown & Treasure being missing 4 men killed by the Military -'), mingled with domestic news. At the begi

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        The New England Historical & Genealogical Register

      Boston: Samuel G. Drake and The New England Historic, Genealogical Society, 1847-68 - Tipped into second volume: Prospectus for the periodical with an Autograph Note, Signed by Samuel Drake to Jacob Wendell sending the prospectus (With prospectus tipped in at ffep of Vol. III) ; volume one and two signed by Wendell. There is an article on Wendell in Volume XXII at p. 420 (NEW ENGLAND) First edition. 22 vols., 8vo. Illustrated with engravings. Contemporary publisher's straight-grained black cloth, blind-stamped designs on covers. with central Indian on front and back covers, richly gilt backstrips in 6 circular compartments; with monthly printed paper wrappers bound in at end of each volume, signed by the binder in blind on ffep name indecioherable in circular stamp, "-Ulman Binder, Boston. " Corners and spine ends slightly bumped, signatures on front free endpapers of Jacob Wendell, tipped in note in last volume, else very good. Sabin 52688 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Piccinino, Le

      Paris: Desessart, 1847. - "Piracy, Banditry and Disorder"Bewitching Beauty Inflames DesiresUncut, in the Original Printed WrappersSAND, George. Le Piccinino. Paris: Desessart, Éditeur, 1847.First edition. Five octavo volumes (9 1/16 x 5 7/16 inches; 231 x 139 mm.). [4], 315, [1, blank], [1, "Table"], [3, blank] (final blank leaf pasted to rear pastedown); [4], 301, [1, blank], [1, "Table"], [1, blank]; [4], 307, [1, "Table"]; 308, [1, "Table"], [3, blank] (final blank leaf pasted to rear pastedown); [4, advertisements], [4], 318, [1, "Table], [1, blank] pp.Uncut, in the original yellow printed wrappers. Advertisements on rear wrappers. Spines chipped in places and a little darkened. Some light foxing and edge browning, as usual. An excellent copy. Each volume housed in a marbled board slipcase and the five volumes housed together in two quarter blue morocco clamshell cases.Le Piccinino is the tale of a bewitching Sicilian princess whose beauty inflames the desires of everyone she encounters, whether artist, noble, commoner, or bandit.Astonishingly, only one copy of this novel featuring "piracy, banditry and disorder" (Jacinta Wright, Reinventing the Bandit: George Sand's "Piccinino", 1846. George Sand et l'empire des lettres. Anne McCall, editor. Presses universitaires du nouveau monde., pp51-62, 2004) has come to auction within the last thirty-five years."Nothing could be more charming than her tales of mystery, intrigue, and adventure Le Piccinino [et al] - these things have all the spontaneous inventiveness of the romances of Alexander Dumas, his open-air quality, his pleasure in a story for a story's sake." (Henry James, Literary Criticism: French Writers, p. 730).On April 16, 1847, Chopin wrote to his family: "her new romance entitled (thus far) Piccinino (which means: little). The action takes place on Sicily. Many lovely things; I do not doubt that it will be more to Ludwika&#146;s liking than [Sand's] Lucretia, which also aroused less enthusiasm among others here A great deal of naturalness, of poetry, I remember what a pleasure it was to listen to her reading it" (Fryderyk Chopin&#151;Calendary).George Sand (pen name of Amandine Lucie Aurore Dupin, Baronne Dudevant, 1804-1876) " was as famous for her &#145;unfeminine&#146; independence, her habit of wearing men&#146;s clothes, and her love affairs with such prominent artistic figures as Alfred de Musset and Frédéric Chopin, as for her writings. In 1831 she left her husband, Baron Dudevant. Her work is usually divided into three distinct periods, the first of which, intensely romantic, corresponds to her affair with Musset The novels of this period plead the right of free love for both men and women, and include such works as Indiana [1832], Lélia (1833), and Valentine (1832). During the next decade George Sand became interested in various humanitarian reform movements and published such works as Consuelo (1842) and Le Meunier d&#146;Angibault (1845). Her last group of novels, sentimental studies of nature and of rustic manners, includes La Mare au diable (1846), La Petite Fadette (1848), and François le Champi (1850)" (Benét&#146;s Reader&#146;s Encyclopedia).Vicaire VII, col. 231. Not in Carteret. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        OBRAS COMPLETAS. Con las clasificaciones comparadas de Cuvier, y la continuación hasta el día, de Mr. Lesson miembro del Instituto de Francia.

      - Madrid, Est. Tip. Francisco de Paula Mellado, 1847-1850, 12x16, 35 volúmenes: I: XXXVI, 2 mapas, 488 págs; II: 428 págs; III: 622 págs; IV: 493 págs, V: 478 págs, VI: 501 págs, VII: 469 págs, VIII: 493 págs, IX: 526 págs, X: 539 págs, 7 láms; XI 582 págs, XII: 564 págs; XIII: 547 págs; XIV: 488 págs, 21 láms; XV: 454 págs, 24 láms; XVI: 558 págs; XVII: 608 págs; XVIII: 492 págs; XIX: 507 págs, 5 láms; XX: 558 págs, 2 láms; XXI: 565 págs, 2 láms; XXII: 489 págs, 18 láms. XXIII:656 págs. 24 lams. XXIV: 521 pags. 5 lams. XXV: 499 págs. 1 lam. XXVI: 438 págs. 1 lam. XXVII: 476 págs. 5 lam. XXVIII: 486 págs. 4 lam. XXIX: 495 pag. . 5 lam. XXX: 502 p. 4 lam. XXXI: 488 p.XXXII: 613 p. 3 lam. XXXIII: 524 p. XXXIV. 557 p. XXXV: 581 p. En total 131 láminas (de 187, faltan las lams. de los primeros vols.) y 2 mapas. Encuadernados en holandesa lomo piel de época, los tomos 1,2 y 15 tienen distinta encuadernación. (38400).

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        VOYAGES AUTOUR DU MONDE et NAUFRAGES CELEBRES.

      - Paris, administration de la librairie, 1847. 8 tomes reliés en 4 volumes in-4 demi-chagrin vert du temps, dos à nerfs ornés de séries de filets dorés concentriques avec de petits fers dorés, auteurs et titres dorés. Voyages dans l&#146;Amérique espagnole pendant les guerres d&#146;indépendance; voyages dans les îles Marquises et dans celles de la société, dans le Chili, dans l&#146;Amérique espagnole, dans les Iles Sandwich, dans les îles Philippines, en Chine, dans la Malaise et les îles Moluques, suivis des naufrages célèbres.Ensemble richement illustré de gravures sur acier et de 33 PLANCHES COULEURS hors-texte gommées: Mexique, Guatémala, Nouka-Hiva, îles Marquises, iles d&#146;Otahïti, Chili, Bolivie, Pérou, îles Sandwich, Philippines, Chine, Macassar, Nouvelle Guinée, Madagascar, archipel de Molo, Bornéo, Bassora, Bagdad, maison marocaine, bombardement de Tanger, Tonga-Tabou, îles Mariannes, etc. Tome 1: 8 planches couleurs; tome 2: 10pl.; tome 3: 9 pl.; tome 4: 6 pl. Egalement vignettes de titres.Défauts dus au temps et à l&#146;usage, en particulier rousseurs au papier liées à l&#146;époque; papier inégalement bruni, plus fortement par endroits.Les reliures ont été bien restaurées, mais le cuir ancien conservé et l&#146;ensemble demeure correct; belles gravures aux couleurs fraîches. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        El Fuero Viejo de Castilla, sacado, y comprobado con el ejemplar de la misma obra, que existe en la Real Biblioteca de esta Corte, y con otros Mss. Publícanlo con notas históricas y legales los doctores // El ordenamiento de Leyes, que D. Alfonso XI hizo en las Cortes de Alcalá de Henares el año de 1348. Publícanlo con notas, y un discurso sobre el estado y condición de los Judíos en España los doctores

      - M., Viuda e Hijos de D. Antonio Calleja, 1847, 2 h. + XLVI págs. + 1 h. + 139 págs. // M., Viuda e Hijos de D. Antonio Calleja, 1847, XXX págs. + 1 h. + 139 págs. Ambas obras en un tomo, 20 x 19,5 cm., hol. piel, tapa anterior deteriorada por la punta inferior.

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        Modern Cookery, In All Its Branches; Reduced to a System of Easy Practice, for the Use of Private Families., In a Series of Receipts, which have been Strictly Tested, and are Given with the Most Minute Exactness

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1847 - The sixth edition, in which are added, directions for carving. 12mo. xlviii,608pp, followed by a 32 page publishers catalogue dated January, 1847. Original brown T-grain cloth embossed in blind on the boards, and in gilt on the spine with title and depictions of birds and game ready for cooking. Illustrated with 8 full page engraved plates as well as illustrations in text, Cloth lightly worn and sunned; plates foxed; light soil to contents, else this is a very good copy. With an ownership name dated 1847. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians, including their private life, government, laws , arts, manufactures, religion, and early history. Hier in 5 Bänden komplett !,

      London, John Murray, 1847 - 8°, XXXVI, 406 Seiten / XXXV, 446 Seiten / XXIV, 404 Seiten / XXXIV, 444 Seiten und XXXV, 483, 37 Seiten mit zahlreichen auch farbigen Bild.- und Falttafeln - unter Verwendung des Originaleinbandes professionell in Ganzleinen neu eingebunden - guter Zustand - 1847. b62656 Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, including their Private Life, Government, Laws, Arts, Manufactures, Religion, Agriculture, and Early History; derived from a Comparison of the Paintings, Sculptures, and Monuments still Existing, with the Accounts of Ancient Authors [Five Volumes].

      John Murray, London 1847 - 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, raised bands, red morocco title label, black morocco volume label, both in gilt, boards ruled and bordered in gilt, edges and turn-ins decorated with gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Illus. with 94 lithographed plates, some color, double-page and/or folding, and over 500 woodcuts. Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875) had planned an army career, but is first visit to Egypt so enthralled him, that he didn't leave for twelve years. "Wilkinson's greatest published work was Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians (1837), a profusely illustrated description of ancient Egyptian society. Drawing upon his work in the tombs at Gurna, Wilkinson was able to present a poignant picture of daily life in ancient Egypt that instantly caught the popular imagination. Praised by one reviewer as a ?restoration to life, as it were, of the ancient Pharaohs, and their subjects? (QR, Jan 1839, 120), it passed through many editions, influencing generations of English-speaking readers," (DNB). Provenance: Armorial bookplates of Edward Huth. Lowndes 2924. Brunet VI, 1451 (1st). Very good copies, extremities rubbed, one volume with top fore-corners bumped and worn with minor loss, labels with some chipped edges, owner's bookplate on front pastedowns, binding solid, contents fine. A beautiful set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy : with extracts from the journal of James Brooke, Esq. of Sarawak... with an additional chapter, comprising recent intelligence, by Walter K. Kelly

      London: Chapman & Hall. 1847. Third Edition. Two volumes. [I] xiv, 430pp (last blank), frontis & 4 other lithographic plates, 2 folding maps. [II] viii, 316pp (last blank), frontis & 5 other lithographic plates, 2 folding maps, folding table. Original cloth, decorated in blind, spines lettered in gilt; both volumes rebacked with the original spines laid down (and a little faded) and the hinges neatly reinforced with Japanese tissue, extremities a little rubbed. Some spotting early and late and on the folding maps at the rear of each volume, otherwise a good clean set. Contemporary owner&#39;s name in each volume. ***James Brooke was then &#39;Her Majesty&#39;s Commissioner and Consul-General to the Sultan and Independent Chiefs of Borneo&#39;. .

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