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        Doniphan's Expedition

      U.P. James, Cincinnati, OH 1847 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        THE LIFE, TRAVELS AND OPINIONS OF BENJAMIN LUNDY, INCLUDING THE JOURNEYS TO TEXAS AND MEXICO; WITH A SKETCH OF COTEMPORARY [sic] EVENTS, AND A NOTICE OF THE REVOLUTION IN HAYTI.

      Philadelphia. 1847. - 316pp. plus folding map. Portrait. Contemporary half sheep and marbled boards, spine gilt. Rubbed. Moderate to heavy foxing. A good, sound copy. "Contains Lundy's journal kept on his second and third journeys to Texas, 1833-34 and 1834-35, in search of suitable places for the colonization of freed slaves. On the second trip his route was by steamboat from Cincinnati to Nashville, thence to Memphis and New Orleans, and by sea to Brazoria; on foot to San Felipe; to San Antonio de Bexar, where he worked at his trade of saddler while planning a colonization scheme, August- October 1833, and to Monclava, where he remained until January 1834. The third journey began at Nashville, from which he went by steamboat to New Orleans, back up the Mississippi and Red River to Natchitoches.On each of these tours he kept day-to-day accounts of his itinerary and activities. There are also some excellent descriptions of Texas" - Clark. ".A most interesting Texas book because of Lundy's three journeys to Texas.to secure a colonization grant. Lundy was a keen observer and in his journeys refers to many of the prominent Texans" - Streeter. Scarce, and an important chapter in Texas history. CLARK III:66. GRAFF 1195. HOWES E10. WAGNER-CAMP (3rd ed) 108 (note). STREETER TEXAS 1169.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A View of Mt. Tamalpais with Passing Clouds

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

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

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

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        LOS CÓDIGOS ESPAÑOLES CONCORDADOS Y ANOTADOS - 12 TOMOS (Completo)

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

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

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

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        The Estray: A Collection of Poems

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les supercheries litteraires devoilees - Galerie des auteurs apocryphes, supposes, deguises, plagiaires et des editeurs infideles de la litterature francaise pendant les quatre derniers siecles - Ensemble les industriels litteraires qui se sont anoblis a cette epoque

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

      [Bookseller: Frederic Delbos]
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        Typee:

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        The Christian in Palestine; or; Scenes of Sacred History, Historical and Descriptive.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: CollectionOrientales]
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        Memorials of Cambridge: A Series of Views of the Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings, Engraved by J. LE KEUX; With Historical and Descriptive Accounts.

      David Bogue. London 2 volumes. 8vo 1847 - pp. (ii), 304. 40 steel engraved plates including the frontispiece and the extra engraved title, double-page engraved map, numerous text woodcuts; (ii), viii, 288. 36 plates, including frontispiece and extra title, many text woodcuts. Original decorated cloth, the spines gilt and faded with the ends showing a touch of wear, each volume with a couple of small wear holes at the edges of the spines, uncut, with a fine heraldic book-plate in v.I of GEORGE STIRLING, LORD DRUMMOND, an attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Map of the Buller Coal Field New Zealand. From Special Surveys Made for The Public Works and Geological Departments By W.M. Cooper. Under Direction of James Hector M.D. F.R.S. Director of Geological Surveys

      1847 - 10 folding line-drawn survey maps. Scattered foxing. Edgewear to wrappers. Extremely rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        TRATADO DE LA TEORÍA Y FABRICACIÓN DE LA PÓLVORA EN GENERAL, LAS PIEZAS DE ARTILLERÍA Y LOS PROYECTILES DE HIERRO. Seguido de: FUNDICIÓN DE ARTILLERÍA DE BRONCE, por Pedro Luján. 2 Tomos. Falto del Atlas de Láminas.

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        LOS CODIGOS ESPAÑOLES.

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

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        Schwaben. 2. Aufl.

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

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        The Ingoldsby Legends, by Thomas Ingoldsby, Esq.

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Jean-Pierre AUBERT]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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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