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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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        MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED BY U.S. NAVY COMMODORE GEORGE CAMPBELL READ AT CAPE VERDE OFF THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA, TO THE SECRETARY OF THE U.S. LEGATION AT MADRID, REGARDING THE NEED TO GUARD AMERICAN COMMERCE IN THE ATLANTIC AGAINST MEXICAN PRIVATEERS DURING THE MEXICAN- AMERICAN WAR].

      Porto Praya, Cape Verde. May 31, 1847. - [2]pp. on a folio sheet. Docketed on the bottom of the second page. Old folds. Leaf strengthened with tissue along left edge. A few small closed slits in the sheet, and a chip in the upper right corner, not affecting text. Good. In a folding cloth box, gilt leather label. A very interesting letter from the commander of the United States Navy's African squadron stationed at Cape Verde, regarding the threat to American shipping from Mexican-hired privateers during the Mexican-American War. Commodore George C. Read writes the secretary of the United States legation in Madrid, assessing the danger posed by English or Spanish privateers, and the U.S. Navy resources available to combat the potential threat. The letter, in a secretarial hand, is signed by George Campbell Read, commander of the U.S.S. United States and of the U.S. Navy's African Squadron. Read (1788- 1862) had a long and distinguished naval career. He joined the crew of the U.S.S. Constitution in 1806, first serving under the command of his uncle, Capt. Hugh G. Campbell, and then as a lieutenant under Commodore Isaac Hull during the War of 1812. Read also served under Commodore Stephen Decatur when the U.S.S. United States defeated H.M.S. Macedonian. Read rose steadily through the ranks and took command of the Constitution in 1825. After several years at the Philadelphia Naval School he was put in command of the African Squadron from 1846 to 1847, the period in which this letter was written. Read later commanded the Mediterranean Squadron, and was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1862, a month before his death. Read's letter is in response to a January 31, 1847 letter from J.C. Reynolds, which was addressed to "the officer in command of any armed vessel of the U. States." Reynolds had apparently sent out a message to all the captains of Navy vessels in the Atlantic, warning them that the Mexican government may be trying to hire European privateers to harass and capture American shipping during the Mexican-American War. Read, whose ship was anchored at Cape Verde, off the west coast of Africa, writes in response: "I can readily conceive the danger to which our commerce may be exposed, if the Mexican agent in England & Spain should succeed in persuading the subjects of those nations to fit out privateers. But it seems to me so improbable that men, having no ports into which they could carry their prizes for adjudication, should attempt it. And if their object should be merely to plunder our vessels of such articles as privateers could store, their gains would hardly compensate them for the expense incurred and the risk they may take." Read notes that he has been directed to send the sloop of war Marion to Gibraltar in response to Reynolds' concerns. He writes, however, that "the 'Marion' is by no means fit to cruize [sic] for privateers. This vessel has become very foul from the length of time it has been kept on the coast of Africa; but it is the only cruizer [sic] we have on this station that can, with propriety be employed for such service." A very interesting letter from the commander of the U.S. Navy's African squadron, discussing a little-considered aspect of the Mexican- American War.

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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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        RHYMNEY RAILWAY ;- A SUPERB & RARE COLLECTION OF FIVE ITEMS ;-

      1861 1862 1906 - 1918 1847 - Comprising;- 1)Rhymney Railway - Harbours, Docks & Piers Clauses Acts. (46)pps. Slim Demy 8vo. Contemporary maroon morocco signed E.A.Prosser. 2)Rhymney Railway - Ordnance Map of Aberdare District. 1906. Linen-mounted. Extending to 28" x 40" Original maroon morocco covers signed E.A.Prosser. 3) Rhymney Railway Rating Diagram May 1915. Linen-mounted. Extending to 31" x 26.5". Original maroon morocco signed Mr E.A.Prosser. 4) Rhymney Railway - Plan of Immingham Dock 1913. Linen-mounted. Extending to 37" x 84". Original green morocco covers signed E.A.Prosser. 5) Rhymney Railway - Plan of Bute Docks, 1918. linen-mounted Extending to 35" x 44". Original green morocco covers. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        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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        WONDERFUL STORIES FOR CHILDREN

      - ANDERSEN,HANS CHRISTIAN. WONDERFUL STORIES FOR CHILDREN. NY: Wiley and Putnam, (1847). 16mo, green gilt pictorial cloth, wear to spine extrems and sl. cover soil, else VG+. This is an early illustrated edition to be printed in America of Andersen's first work of fairy tales translated into English. (Preceded by a Ticknor edition consisting of English sheets and a Wiley & Putnam edition issued without illustrations) Unfortunately, this copy lacks the third of four plates. Other copies of this edition lack the same plate, leading to the possibility that since the plates were supplied from the English edition, there may have been fewer copies of this plate. Translated by Mary Howitt who decided to translate Andersen's works after having met the author. Author's name mis-spelled on the title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Pilgrimage to the Temples and Tombs of Egypt, Nubia, and Palestine, in 1845-6

      Richard Bentley. Fair. 1847. B0008B8CF6 Fair. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth, octavo, vol. I, xvi + 375 pages. + 3 lithographs; vol. II, . B0008B8CF6 .

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        Geographie universelle, ou description de toutes les parties du monde sur un plan nouveau d'apres les grandes divisions naturelles du globe. Precedee de l'Histoire de la geographie chez les peuples anciens et modernes, et d'une theorie generale de la geographie mathematique physique et politique. Revue, corrigee, et augmentee de toutes les nouvelles decouvertes par M. J: J. N. Hout.

      Furne., Paris. 1847 - 6 voll., in 8°, mezza pelle. 1° vol.: Histoire e thorie generale de la geographie, pp. 611 + 4 tavv. 2° e 3° vol.: Description de l'Europe, pp. 649 + 13 tavv. + pp. 691 + 8 tavv. 4° vol.: Description de l'Europe et de l'Asie occidentale, pag. III + 667 + 35 tavv. 5° vol.: Asie orientale et Afrique, pp. 773 + 5 tavv. 6° vol.: Description des deux Ameriques, Oceanie e table generale, pp. III + 631 + 2 tavv. Nervi. Lettere e fregi al dorso in oro. Lieve mende da gore alle copertine. Risulta mancante 1 tav. nel 2° vol. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MINISTERE DE LA GUERRE. Compte général de l'administration de la justice militaire pendant l'année 1844.

      1847 - Paris, Imprimerie Royale, avril 1847. Grand in-quarto (229 X 300) chagrin rouge à grain long (reliure de l'époque) ; 42 pages. IMPORTANTE SOURCE JUDICIAIRE SUR L'APPLICATION DE LA JUSTICE MILITAIRE EN 1844. Un rapport du ministère de la Guerre à Louis-Philippe, daté de décembre 1833, rappelle l'utilité de ce tableau statistique : « c'est un besoin de notre époque d'appeler un examen attentif sur toutes les parties de l'administration, de recueillir et de coordonner les faits pour en tirer d'utiles enseignements, et d'exposer au grand jour de la publicité les résultats obtenus. Ceux que présente l'administration de la justice militaire m'ont paru propres à exercer une influence salutaire sur l'application des lois, et à compléter, sous un de ses rapports les plus importants, la connaissance de l'état de la justice criminelle en France. » Parallèlement aux Comptes généraux de l'administration de la justice criminelle et civile, publiés par le ministère de la Justice sous forme d'un volume annuel de 1827 à 1974, le ministère de la Guerre fut chargé de rédiger annuellement le Compte général de l'administration de la justice militaire. SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE dans une reliure décorée rappelant les productions de Thouvenin ou Bozérian, probablement réalisée par l'atelier de reliure de l'Imprimerie Impériale. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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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&#39;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 &#39;Fourth Edition 1847&#39; and the &#39;Fifth Edition 1847&#39; 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&#39;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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        Leitfaden fur die Behandlung der auf dem Schiffe vorkommenden Krankheiten

      Bremen, 1847. First Edition. Contemp. marbled bds. A very good copy. 8vo.,A succinct and rare manual for ship-board medical treatment written by a &#39;practical&#39; physician that is accompanied by a supplement or appendix listing the medicines contained in the medical kit and finally a brief section on herbs and their use in cooking. Indicating the prevalence of ailments aboard ship the text is divided into sections dealing with fever, inflammation, nervous ailments, gastric ailments, infectious disease (esp. typhus). Wounds etc. are briefly covered. Emphasis is on true illness. It is remarkable that this book was written by an apprenticed &#39;physician&#39; who considers each ailment from practical experience rather than a clincal perspective. Such manuals do appear in English; they are usually brief. This German language manual is unusual since there was little voyaging originating in Germany at this time - coastal trips being the norm and therefore not out of range of quick medical assistance if needed. Therefore its detailed text outlining symptoms and treatment and the list of medicines are beyond what is encountered in the English language pamphlets of the period. Unlocated.

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        The Family Flora and Materia Medica Botanica

      The author, Elizabethtown N.J. 1847 - two volumes, medium octavo (9 by 6 inches) illustrated with 96 coloured plates, bound in plain brown cloth, gilt titles, marbled end-papers, bound without the title page for volume two. Six plates browned, faint toning on a few text leaves and to a few other plates otherwise an unusually clean and fresh copy of a book in which the plates are usually browned, foxed or offset. £390.00

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        Exerzier-Reglement für die Infanterie der Königlich Preußischen Armee

      . Exerzier-Reglement für die Infanterie der Königlich Preußischen Armee. Verlag der Deckerschen Geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei. Berlin 1847. XII, 228 (1), 28 S., [16 Blätter], [22] gefaltete Blätter mit graphischen Darstellungen und Notenbeispielen. Original-Halbleder der Zeit mit verstärkten Leder-Ecken. Zustand: Durchschossenes Exemplar. Einband leicht berieben und beschabt. Papier leicht gebräunt. Von guter bis sehr guter Erhaltung. Sehr seltener Titel..

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        Traite theorique et pratique des maladies des yeux Avec 78 figures intercalees dan le texte.

      Germer Bailliere, Paris 1847 - First edition, pp. viii, 904; line illustrations and charts throughout; contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, some light foxing on a number of leaves, otherwise a fine copy, complete with the half-title. The author's principal work. After Carron du Villard's treatise, this is the second systematic textbook in French on disease of the eye. Desmarres was one of the leading French ophthalmologists of his day and made a number of important contributions to ophthalmic surgery. Garrison-Morton 5863; Wellcome II, p. 457. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung Schleswig-Holsteins. mit 24 Ansichten.

      München, J.Poppel und M. Kurz (1847).. Gr. 8°. Gest. farb. Titelblatt, 71 S. und 24 Stahlstichansichten von J. Poppel und M. Kurz mit ornamentaler Umrahmung. Neuer Interimseinband.. Engelmann II, 900.- Die Ansichten zeigen Altona, Apenrade, Cappeln, Eutin, Flensburg, Glückstadt, Itzehoe, Kiel (4), Plön, Rendsburg, Schleswig u. a.- Durchgehend stockfleckig.

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        Fuller&#39;s computing telegraph. Volvelle plus text & plate (text & plate extensively repaired)

      New York, 1847. Fuller, John Emory (1799-1878). Fuller&#39;s computing telegraph [cover title]. Telegraphic computer, a most wonderful and extraordinary instrument, by which business questions, of every possible variety, are instantly performed. . . [text]. Text plus separate double-sided volvelle engraved by George G. Smith, mounted on heavy cardboard, containing "Fuller&#39;s Time Telegraph" on one side and "Palmer&#39;s Computing Scale" on the other. [22]pp. plus portion of folding lithographed table, entitled "Analytical table of mechanical movements." New York: John E. Fuller, [1847]. Text measures 276 x 276 mm.; volvelle measures 286 x 285 mm. Original cloth, back cover lacking, front cover worn at corners. Volvelle a bit worn at corners and edges, light soiling, but generally in very good condition. Text and plate extensively restored, margins of several leaves chipped with some loss of text, large portion of lithographed plate lacking. Boxed. <p>Fuller&#39;s "Time Telegraph" was a circular nonlogarithmic slide rule, designed by Fuller in 1844 and intended for calculating the number of days or weeks between any two given dates. The title reflected the fascination with the new high-speed telegraphic technology, implying high speed in calculation. On the other side is a later, improved edition (Feazel&#39;s issue 4) of "Palmer&#39;s Computing Scale," the copyright of which had been purchased by Fuller in 1844 or 1845 (Feazel, "Palmer&#39;s computing scale," Journal of the Oughtred Society 3: 9-17; see pp. 11-15). </p><p>This item represents a very early use of the word "computer" for a machine rather than a person. Until the invention of electronic computers in 1945, the term "computer" usually referred to a person who compiled mathematical tables with or without mechanical assistance. Sometimes the term referred to "lightning calculators" who performed remarkably fast computations in their heads. During the first decade of electronic computing, the term was apparently used interchangeably for people and machines. By about 1960 the word was generally applied only to machines. Baxandall 1975, no. 147. Karpinski 1940, 471-72. Origins of Cyberspace 302.</p>

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        SLOVAR TSERKOVNO-SLAVYANSKAGO I RUSSKAGO YAZIKA

      St. Petersburg, Akademii Nauk, 1847. - Church Slavonic encyclopedia. Four folio volumes. Contemporary full calf (vol. 2 quarter calf and somewhat smaller).Pag: (XXII), 415 pp; 471; 589; 487. Half titles and errata leaves to all volumes, title to vol. 2 only. Frequent old staining and thumbing, worn binding to vol. 2. Clearly a much used work, nevertheless a magnificient rare folio edition set.

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        Dombey and Daughter: A Moral Fiction.

      Thomas Farris, [1847], London: - Illustrated with 12 wood-cuts. VG+ (spine leather a bit sunned/some minor rubbing to joints/multiple bookplates to eps). Period brown half-leather with brown cloth boards. Original wrapper covers from Parts I & II (priced 6p) bound-in at rear. Tall 8vo. 10-1/8" x 6-1/2". 1st edition (Gimbel H-338; Kitton 540; Miller, p. 249; NCBEL III, 798). [2], 94 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GEOMETRIE DESCRIPTIVE

      Bachelier, Paris 1847 - RO40202831: 184 pages de texte et 27 planches dépliables de figures en noir et blanc en fin d'ouvrage. Papier muet encollé sur le dos, le consolidant. Etiquette de code sur le dos. Tampon de bibliothèque en page de titre. Traces de colle sur la couverture. Annotations d'époque en page de faux-titre. Rousseurs. 7e édition. Suivi d'une Théorie des ombres et de la perspective, Extraite des papiers de l'auteur, Par M. Brisson. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos fané. Fortes mouillures Classification Dewey : 510-Mathématiques [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Pianta della città di Firenze. Presso Molini.?

      1847 - Firenze: Giuseppi Molini, 1847. Coloured. 505 x 665mm. Binding folds flattened, remargined on all sides. Antique town plan of Florence by the architect Ferdinando Ruggieri (1691-1741), his only foray into cartography, issued originally in 1731. The allegorical cartouche lower left features a man representing the River Arno and Marzocco, the lion of Florence. This example was published a century later, but in the original style, from a copper plate and on thick laid paper, probalby for the tourist trade.

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        COSTUME DU MOYEN AGE D'APRES LES MANUSCRITS, LES PEINTURES ET LES MONUMENTS CONTEMPORAINS précédé d'una dissertation sur les moeurs et les usages de cette époque

      - Bruxelles, Lib. Historique-Artistique, 1847, 2 tomos en 4º holandesa bien realizada, 2 h.+379 págs.+14 grabados y 168 págs.+136 grabados. Todos los grabados coloreados

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        Valley towards Saltillo, From near the base of "Palace Hill," at Monterey (Looking to the S. West) [No. 3 of a Series]

      G. & W. Endicott, New York 1847 - From Whiting's "Army Portfolio," a very scarce series of Mexican War views, which is not only one of the primary visual records of the conflict, but also a fine topographical work that accurately recorded the area at a crucial turning point in its history. "The rarest lithographs of the war" (Tyler). According to Whiting family tradition, the work was limited to no more than 24 sets (quoted by Goodspeed's of Boston: "The Month at Goodspeed's Book Shop" vol. XXI, nos. 2-3, Nov-Dec. 1959, p. 43). In late 1845, General Taylor's army was camped at Corpus Christi, Texas. In January 1846, they advanced to the United States side of the Rio Grande, where they remained until May, and then marched on to the strongly fortified city of Monterey, which was taken in September. Whiting's work documents this campaign. Although he originally intended to continue the series beyond five plates, the original drawings for the additional plates were lost aboard a steamboat that sank in the Mississippi. Daniel Powers Whiting was born in Troy, New York, and graduated in 1832 from the U.S. Military Academy, where he received formal training as a topographical artist. He was assigned to the 7th U.S. Infantry, with which he served in various garrisons before being promoted to captain in the spring of 1845. During the Mexican War, he served in the army of General Zachary Taylor and was made major "for gallant and meritorious conduct" in the battles of Fort Brown, Monterey, Vera Cruz, and Cerro Gordo. After the war, he fought the Seminoles, joined the Utah expedition of 1859, served in various garrisons in Missouri and Kansas, and completed frontier duty in the Indian Territory. During the Civil War, he commanded at Fort Garland, Colorado (1861-1862), was a member of the Board of Examination at Annapolis (1862-1863), and commanded at Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania (1864). At the time of his retirement for "disability resulting from long and faithful service," he was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 6th Infantry. Cf. America on Stone, p. 175; cf. Eberstadt 162, 910; cf. Streeter Sale 275; cf. Tyler, The Mexican War , pp. 24-45. Tinted lithograph, engraved by C. Parsons after Whiting. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and a 1 3/4" loss in the lower left corner of the sheet. Trimmed on all sides.

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