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        Naturwissenschaftliche Abhandlungen, gesammelt und durch Subscription herausgegeben. Zweiter Band in zwei Abtheilungen. Subscriptionsjahr vom 1. Juli 1847 bis 1. Juli 1848. Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller 1848. Gr. 4°. XXII; 1 Bl., 317 S., 115 S., mit 30 (3 farb., 1 gef.) lithogr. Tafeln, Hlwd. d. Zt.

      - Von 1847-1850 erschienen insges. 4 Bände.- Enth. u.a.: A.E. Reuss, Die fossilen Polyparien des Wiener Tertiärbeckens (mit 11 lith.Tafeln) / J.Petzval, Über die Theorie des Grössten und des Kleinsten / J. Czjzek, Beiträge zur Kenntnis der fossilen Foraminiferen des Wiener Beckens (mit 2 lith.Tafeln) / K.E. Hammerschmidt, Beschreibung eines mexicanischen Schmetterlings "Zeuzera Redtenbacheri" (mit einer Tafel in Farbendruck) / J. Barrande, Über die Brachiopoden der silurischen Schichten von Böhmen (mit 9 lith.Tafeln) / A. v. Morlot, Ueber die geologischen Verhältnisse in Istrien mit Berücksichtigung Dalmatiens und der angrenzenden Gegenden Croatiens, Unterkrains und des Görzer Kreises (mit 1 farblithogr. geologischen Karte von Istrien) / K. Reissacher, Die Gold führenden Gangstreichen der Salzburgischen Central-Alpen-Kette (mit 1farblithogr. geologischen Karte der Umgebung von Gastein u. Rauris).- Ebd. etw. berieben, innen sauber.

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        Woman's Love

      London - Kent and Richards, 1847 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce earlyedition of this romance by G. Herbert Rodwell. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates by Alfred Crowquill (the pseudonym of Alfred Henry Forrester). Rodwell was also the author of works such as Teddy the Tile, My Wife's Out, and Memoirs of an Umbrella. Forrester drew and worked on wood, etchings and caricatures using pen and ink, specialising in anthropomorphic animals, occasionally illustrating stories for his brother Charles Robert Forrester (18031850) who wrote under the pseudonym of Hal Willis. Condition: In a half-morocco binding with marbled board. Externally sound, though rubbed, and with some marks. Slight wear to the extremities. Corners are slightly bumped. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages have some foxing throughout (heavier to plates, with some tidemarks). Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        The Popes of Rome.

      London: John Murray, 1847 - 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An exceptionally handsome classic mid 19th century full calf binding. With gilt raised bands, twin labels, very finely gilt tooled panels and all edges gilt. An embossed prize block on the upper boards and a prize plate on the paste down endpaper dated 1850. A pristine set of this famous history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts (20 vols in 10)

      Edinburgh: William and Robert Chambers, 1847 1st ed, VG+, sm 12mo, 20 vols bound as 10, complete. Uniformly bound in half calf with marbled boards, c1900, some blind tooling, corners rubbed. Spines, blind and gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt to green calf labels, edges rubbed. Internally, brown endpapers, text block edges sprinkled red, no inscriptions, each with an engraved title page and numerous cuts, printed by W and R Chambers, some light offsettting and spotting. All the volumes have the 1847 printing date. Interesting.

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        Results of Astronomical Observations Made During the Years 1834, 5, 6, 7, 8, at the Cape of Good Hope; Being the Completion of a Telescopic Survey of the Whole Surface of the Visible Heavens Commenced in 1825

      Cornhill, London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1847. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. "[Herschel] arrived in Cape Town on 15 January 1834 and set up a private 21 ft (6.4 m) telescope at Feldhausen at Wynberg. Amongst his other observations during this time was that of the return of Comet Halley. Herschel collaborated with Thomas Maclear, the Astronomer Royal at the Cape of Good Hope, and the two families became close friends. Herschel returned to England in 1838, was created a baronet and published 'Results of Astronomical Observations made at the Cape of Good Hope' in 1847. In this publication he proposed the names still used today for the seven then-known satellites of Saturn: Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, and Iapetus. In the same year, Herschel received his second Copley Medal from the Royal Society for this work". This volume is in very good condition. It has been professionally rebacked in brown cloth, retaining the original ribbed brown cloth boards with their extensive blind stamp decorations. The original boards show wear to corners and mild shelf scuffing. The contents are crisp, clean, and bright with all plates, illustrations, and tables intact.

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        The Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights' in 3 Volumes

      C. S. FRANCIS & CO., NEW YORK 1847 - leather ribbed spine and corners on marbled boards; original binding; rubbed extremities and covers; marbled endpapers; filled with many woodcarvings; vol. 1-342 pgs, vol. 2-404 pgs, vol. 3-424 pgs; binding good; overall very good condition DATE PUBLISHED: 1847 EDITION: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adventures on the Western Coast of South America and the interior of California: including a narrative of incidents at the Kingsmill Islands, New Ireland, New Britain, New Guinea, and other islands in the Pacific Ocean; with an account of the natural productions, and the manners and customs, in peace and war, of the various savages tribes visited: 2 Vols.

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1847 - Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London, 1847. 2 Vols. Hardcover, vol 1: 288 pp. Vol. 2: 278 pp. Rebound in marbled board with maroon calf & gilt spine. Condition: VERY GOOD. Spines slightly rubbed, crack on spine of Vol. 1, slight foxing in both volumes, otherwise a very nice copy. Provenance: Bears original owner's signature in pen: "Benj. Smith, 1850." --- An account of Coulter's time onboard the Stratford whaler, captain Abijah Locke c.1833-6. The book opens with an account of a successful whale chase, and continues with a recount of his further experiences and travels to the Western coast of South America, California and numerous Pacific islands, New Guinea, Tahiti and Easter Island. A ship's surgeon, "little seems to be known of Coulter beyond his personal narratives" (Howgego). "The early material on California and Melanesia are of importance" (Hill). --- ***FREE Domestic Shipping*** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tratado de la teoria y fabricacion de la polvora en general, las piezas de artilleria y los proyectiles de hierro .seguido del articulo sobre fundicion de artilleria de bronce,redactado por D. Pedro Lujan fundidor mayor de Sevilla.2 Volumenes

      Eduardo Baeza, Segovia 1847 - cartoné tela, puntos de óxido, buena conservación en general 4 desplegables. Tomo I y II. 810 págs.

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        Organon of the Specific Healing Art

      William Radde, New York 1847 - This edition is subtitled: "with an essay on the Present Internal Condition of the Homoeopathic School" by Charles Julius Hempel M.D. but this edition does not contain Hempel's essay. BOUND TOGETHER WITH: Samuel Hahnemann: Organon of Homoeopathic Medicine. Third American Edition, New York, 1849, Pub. by William Radde. This two volumes bound together have pages of 230 and 200. In a very nice, tightly bound, medium brown leather with marbled edges as well as marbled boards. Some pages are heavily foxed but most pages are foxing-free. The paper is still crisp The backstrip is brightly gold decorated. Some very slight stains and darkening to some leather edges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le poil de la prairie

      Boulé, Paris 1847 - In-8 (249 x 162 mm), 5 fois 34 pp. Maroquin rouge, double filet à froid encadrant les plats, dos à nerfs orné en caisson du chiffre couronnéd'Hervey de Saint-Denys, date en pied, double filet doré sur les coupes, large dentelle sur les chasses, tranches peignées à l'imitation des gardes, petites taches sur es plats (R. Petit, 1852). Édition originale de la traduction française. Avoir "le poil de la prairie" désigne une personne récemment sortie de son village, qui ne connaît pas les usages du monde. Cette expression a pour origine les chevaux de la campagne qui vivent continuellement au milieu des pâturages, et dont les crins ne sont jamais taillés Cette comédie espagnole en 5 actes de Breton de Los Herreros fut représentée pour la première fois à Paris le 24 avril 1847. Elle donne à rire des tribulations de Don Frutos, brave campagnard aragonais complètement dépaysé à Madrid, qui préfère sa peau de mouton aux habits élégants et la musique de ses chiens dans la montagne que d’aller bâiller à l’opéra. Se heurtant à chaque pas contre les exigences de la civilisation, il finit par briser ce réseau de séductions perfides dont l’entoure une femme ruinée pour lui faire épouser sa fille. Le renouveau de la comédie espagnole. Breton de los Herreros (1796-1873) est né dans un petit village des frontières de la Navarre. Il fut un des plus ingénieux promoteurs du renouveau de la comédie espagnole. ‹‹ Breton de los Herreros offre de nos jours, en Espagne, le type rajeuni de la comédie spirituelle, vive et mordante, qui néglige l’action pour se jouer dans les détails, qui éblouit par l’inépuisable abondance de la moquerie et par la variété des tons, qui surprend par la promptitude et la justesse du trait, et fait jaillir la gaieté comme une étincelle imprévue, — de la comédie, en un mot. ›› Charles de Mazade. En cinq exemplaires. Ce volume est composé de 5 exemplaires du même ouvrage, tiré chacun sur un papier de couleur différente. Blanc, jaune, vert, turquoise et bleu. L'exemplaire du traducteur. Ce recueil porte au dos de la reliure les chiffres "HSD" du traducteur Hervey de Saint-Denis, surmontés de sa couronne de marquis et du buste d'un centaure armé de son gourdin. Marie-Jean-Léon Le Coq, baron d'Hervey de Juchereau, marquis de Saint-Denys, né le 5 mai 1822 à Paris où il est mort le 2 novembre 1892, fut un important professeur de langues et civilisations chinoises, a traduit des ouvrages espagnols et fut passionné par ses recherches personnelles sur les rêves et le sommeil. Il fut élu membre de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres en 1878. Charles de Mazade, La Comédie moderne en Espagne, Revue des Deux Mondes, 1847, T.19 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New-York Medical and Surgical Reporter. Vol. II No. 1 (2 Jan. 1847) - No. 18 (8 May 1847)

      New York, Printed for the Editor, 1847. 431 p., illus., folding plate; 21.5 cm. New York medical education in the 1840s. The first American journal devoted to medicine. Early reports of the use of ether in Boston (pp. 27, 39, 52-54, 73-74). Includes throughout, Prof. Valentine Mott's University Surgical Clinique & (#1) Van Buren on ankylosis; A Sketch of the Hospital of the Colored Home; (#2) Isaacs on the foot, Green on air passages; Collins, A Few Remarks on the Inhalation of Ethereal Vapor and An Operation for the Removal of a Mamma under its Influence; (#3) commentary on Green's treatise on air passages; articles on patents & letheon; Progress of the Cholera, Cox on hydrocele; Fitch, Statistics of the Colored Home; (#4) Garvin, Sulphuric Ether in Surgical Operations, Trousseau on meningitis in children; Homeopathic honesty; Health of the Army on the Rio Grande; (#5) Isaacs on monstrosity; (#6) Shelton on ovaritis; (#7) Isaacs on malformation of the heart; (#8) Colored Home; Child's report on vaccination. Stock#OB611 (iab).

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM ZACHARY TAYLOR TO HIS OVERSEER, MENTIONING RECENT EVENTS IN THE MEXICAN- AMERICAN WAR AND CONCERNS FOR HIS PLANTATION]

      Camp near Monterey, Mexico. July 13, 1847.. 3pp. plus integral address leaf, postmarked. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Minor loss on third page from wax seal, later paper repair on verso. Some toning and bleedthrough. Very good. Letter written by General Zachary Taylor to his Cypress Grove plantation overseer, Thomas W. Ringgold, regarding recent developments in the Mexican War and concerns for his plantation, together with a true copy of previous letter from Taylor to Ringgold on similar matters. Taylor opens his letter with his anxieties about that year's cotton and corn crops on his Mississippi plantation: "It appears that our misfortune follow[s] everything connected with my planting operations in rapid succession, so much so that I begin to doubt if I shall again succeed in making a crop or in fact anything else as the fates appear against me in that way, but it is useless to complain of things we cannot control or avoid & must try if we cannot to do the best to get on as well as we can...." Taylor goes on to discuss the "things we cannot control" - an insect infestation in the corn crop. He continues, mentioning the "servants" -probably meaning the slaves: "Seven months of the twelve will have passed away by the time or before this reaches you, so that but little can be done other than to take care of the establishment & prepare for a new crop the next four. I hope you have succeeded in getting the stock back from the hills without losing much of it, & that there is grass enough in the swamp to sustain the cattle at least. If the drought continues ten days after you wrote, you cannot expect to make either corn or cotton. I was very much pleased to hear that you & the servants continue to enjoy good health, which if it continues to be the case it will compensate for many other misfortunes. My distance from you & my entire ignorance of everything connected with the establishment forbids my making any suggestions in relation to it; & must leave everything to your good judgment as everything is before you, being satisfied that everything will be done by you for the best." Taylor then moves on to news of the war, complaining of the current state of inactivity and waiting: "We have nothing of importance in this quarter, we have been for the last four months doing but little more than discharging the two last months volunteers & waiting reinforcements, which have not yet arrived in sufficient numbers to enable me to make a forward movement against the enemy, nor am I certain that we will be able to do so; of this, time must determine. We have not heard from Genl. Scott for some time, but presume he is in the City of Mexico by this time or before if steps have not been taken to bring about negotiations for peace between the two countries. If the City has been taken possession of, which I think quite likely, whether it will result in bringing about a peace time alone must determine. I am heartily tired of inaction. I would greatly prefer active duty in the field, than remaining pretty much inactive in Camp; if the war is to continue I would prefer doing somewhat if ever so little to aid in bringing it to a close. The difficulty between Mr. Hasan & myself is to be settled by arbitration on the first of Dec. or as soon after as practicable; I do not wish it put off if Mr. Thornton comes down, but it cannot be gone into without he is present. But I presume he will attend if Capt. Allison will notify him, which I make no doubt he will do. If I am not able to return by that time, & Mr. Thornton is present he will attend to the matter as he can explain the whole transaction, and get the individual or individuals who are to act for me to do so." Taylor purchased the plantation of Cypress Grove in 1842, along with its eighty- one slaves. Thomas Ringgold served General Taylor as overseer of the 1,923- acre plantation, located on the banks of the Mississippi River, beginning in 1845. The two men became close acquaintances, and Ringgold remained Taylor's overseer for the duration of Taylor's ownership. This letter shows that even while fighting in the Mexican War, Taylor kept a close eye on his plantation. Taylor shows similar concerns in the two-page true copy (made in the 20th century) included here. Dated Nov. 10, 1846, from Monterey, Mexico, the future president writes instructions to Ringgold, particularly concerning the cotton crop, but he also includes hope for other plantation staples, such as hogs, ("I hope your hogs will turnout better than you expected, & will go a conservable way in feeding the servants"), sheep, and vegetables. He notifies Ringgold of Mrs. Taylor's upcoming visit- her first- to Cypress Grove and includes information about a slave named Nanny. At the end of the true copy, Taylor writes of events at the front of the Mexican War: "We are getting supplies as fast as possible from the Rio Grande, preparatory to a move further into the enemies country, & awaiting orders from Washington." An interesting letter revealing the domestic side of the general and future president.

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        Die warmen Quellen zu Gastein. Ein Beitrag zur näheren Kenntnis der Heilkräfte dieses Alpenbades. Salzburg, F. X. Duyle (A. Lindig) 1844. 8°. XIV, 1 Bl., 288 S., mit 2 getönten lithogr. Tafeln, Goldschn., gepr. Pbd. d. Zt.

      - Doblhoff 226 - Martin, Badewesen 344 - vgl. Engelmann 519 (2. Aufl. v. 1847).- Erste Ausgabe der bedeutenden Schrift des Badgasteiner Badearztes. Kiene hatte, wie viele Ärzte vor und nach ihm, zuerst die Stellung in Hofgastein über, von wo er nach Badgastein abwanderte.- Die Tafeln mit Gesamtansichten von Gastein gegen Osten und gegen Westen lithographiert v. B. Weinmann.- Tls. etw. stockfleckig, Rückengelenke brüchig [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy:

      186 Strand, London: Chapman and Hall, 1847 VG+, 3rd ed, 2 vols complete, 6 maps, 1 chart, 11 plates. In uniform, half brown calf, grey endpapers, some blind tooling, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn. Spines, attractive decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt to red and brown leather labels, edges brushed. Internally, brown endpapers, text block edges sprinkled red, no inscriptions, lacking half titles, printed by Robson, Levey, and Franklyn, Great New Street, Fetter Lane, London. Vol 1, frontis, [7], (x-xiv), [1], 2-429 pp, 2 maps (folding), 5 plates. Vol 2, 1847, frontis, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-315 pp, 4 maps (folding), 6 plates 1 chart (folding). Some light spotting and offsetting, first published in 1846. A lovely copy! (Allibone 1025.Brunet 20743). Title continues: With extracts from The Journal of James Brooke, Esq. of Sarawak. With an additional chapter, comprising recent Intelligence, by Walter K Kelly. As an officer of high social rank, great courage, and excellent seamanship, Keppel was too excitable and hasty to be a successful admiral in peacetime. While his diminutive stature only encouraged him to try harder, his social standing made him question those placed in authority over him, most notably Sir Charles Napier in 1854. See ODNB.

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        Paddiana; or Scraps and Sketches of Irish Life, Present and Past

      two volumes, contemporary half-leather over marbled boards, raised bands, decorated in gilt, leather labels (one cracked, one chipped with loss), volume I a trifle chipped at head of spine, vignette titlepages, advertisement leaf volume I, shelf-wear, a pretty set. also attributed to Sir William Henry Gregory; from the Castletown, Co Fermanagh library with their armorial bookplate front pastedowns; first edition; 322 and 266 pages - Richard Bentley 1847

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        Observations on the Temple of Serapis. . .

      Privately printed 1847 - Inscribed to Antoine-Cesar BecquerelBabbage, 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'Institut de France from the Author." First edition. Babbage'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. 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's surface subside through the ages, whilst other portions rise irregularly at various rates (Hyman 1982, 71).An abstract of Babbage'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'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.Babbage presented this copy to the physicist Antoine-Cesar Becquerel, of the noted French scientific family whose members also include Antoine-Cesar'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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Three years wandering in the northern provinces of China, including a visit to the tea, silk and cotton countries.

      John Murray 1847 - Londres, John Murray, 1847. In 8 de XXIV-420-16pp. (publicité de l'éditeur), reliure en pleine toile fauve clair de l'époque, dos lisse décoré de friscs estampées, titre estampé et doré, dos légèrement insolé avec une petite trace de stylo noir sur la tête du dos, plats estampés de larges frises, plat supérieur orné d'un dragon estampé et doré, de nombreuses illustration en noir hors texte, seconde édition, bon et bel exemplaire. Robert Fortune (1812-1880) fut connu pour être un chasseur/chercheur de plants de thé, surtout en Chine. Ce livre contient le récit de son premier voyage effectué en Chine. L'auteur fut aussi un entomologiste et un écrivain de voyage. Enfin il supervisa et fut à l'origine du transfert de 23 892 jeune plants de théiers de différentes régions productrices de thé vers les pieds de l'Himalaya, dans le nord de l'Inde. II contribua enfin à l'essor de l'usage des plantes décoratives et ornementales dans les jardins anglais originaires de Chine et d'Inde au milieu du XIXème siècle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Thesaurus of Karen knowledge comprising traditions, legends or fabels, poetry, customs, superstitions, demonology, theraputics, etc., alphabetically arranged, and forming a complete native Karen dictionary with definitions and examples illustrating the usages of every word. Written by Sau Kau-Too, and compiled by J[onathan] Wade."

      "Karen Mission Press, C[ephas] Bennett" Tavoy: "Karen Mission Press, C[ephas] Bennett". 1847-50. "First and only edition, 4 volumes, 8vo, volume 1 with an English title-p. and a 2-p. English preface by Wade, the others with a title-p. in English; the text throughout is in Karen; full original calf in varying hues, each with gilt-stamped titles and vol. designation numbers on the spines, the top panel of the fourth volume chipped away, a number of signatures sprung in vol. III, all vols. somewhat shaken, worn and occasionally stained. Jonathan Wade was an American missionary born in 1798. American missionaries first arrived among the Karen tribes in 1828. It was apparently impracticable for them to set up a printing-press in the wild country of the Shan states, but they did so several hundred miles farther south, at Tavoy, in the Tenasserim province. [The first book of the press appears to be Wade's own Karen dictionary (Tavoy ca. 1842-44).] In 1846 the Rev. Cephas Bennett published there An Anglo-Karen Vocabulary. But he was not the first pioneer to set the Karen language down on paper, for we are told that Karen was ""never written till Dr. Wade, an American missionary, reduced it to writing using the Burmese consonants. The Karens thus have no written literature"" (The Spread of Printing, Eastern Hemisphere, p. 87). This set, then, represents the first printed appearance of the body of Karen literature. A compelling set of a rare work."

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        Mélanges historiques et Littéraires ou recueil de documents rares ou inédits, relatifs à l'histoire de Lyon et du département du Rhône

      Dorier Libraire rue Puits-Gaillot - Rivoire, Libraire, Place Montazet, - Lyon, 1847 - Reliure In Octavo demi chagrin brun sur cartonnage marbré vert-noir, dos à quatre nerfs, fleurons dans les caissons et titrage au petit fer, ex Libris en garde de la bibliothèque de M.Joseph Nouvellet - Gravure frontispice de A. Du Verdier suivi du "Discours sur la réduction de la Ville de Lyon à l'obéissance de Henry IV - Nouvelle édition , suivie d'une lettre adressée à l'auteur du discours, d'une réponse, et de cinq lettres de Henri IV adressée aux Lyonnais " (LYON, Impr. Demoulin, Ronet et Sibuet - 1843, 38 pages)- "Coq à l'asne et Chanson sur ce qui s'est passé en France puis la mort de Henry de Valois, jusques aux nouvelles déffaictes.Où sont contenus plusieurs beaux équivoques et proverbe Publié par P.M.G. sur l'imprimé de 1590 ( Lyon, imprimerie Dumoulin, Ronet et Sibuet 1843 )."Documents Historique sur la vie et les Moeurs de LOUISE LABE" gravure frontispice , 30 pages ."PLANT POURTRAICT ET DESCRIPTION DE LA VILLE DE LYON, Au XVIe SIECLE; Par Antoine PINET, 18 pages - 1 carte dépliante sur trois vollets : - Cette description est extraite d'un volume de Jean D'Ogerolles (1564) plus largement consacré à l'Europe et au monde." VAUCANSSON A LYON en 1744 , documents historiques pour servir à l'histoire de la ville de Lyon, au XVIIIe Siècle" 26 pages-1 fac similé." BULLE DE N.S.P LE PAPE CLEMENT XIV, Portant suppression et extinction de la Société de Jésus.Nouvelle édition Dédiée au clergé et aux fidèles de l'église Gallicane ( Deuxième tirage, Imprimerie de Marle Aîné, 1845, 20 pages)." Récit sommaire des Opérations DU SIEGE DE LYON, EN 1795, Suivi d'une carte des environs de Commune-Affranchie, où sont représentés les travaux du siège soutenu par cette ville rebelle.Extrait de la Bibliographie historique de Lyon, pendant la Révolution" ( LYON, IMP Mable, 1846 ) 8pp-1 double carte gravure." Rapport sur le Siège de LYON, Par le Citoyen DOPPET, Général en chef de l'armée des Alpes.Publié sur le Manuscrit Original ( par Gonon - Lyon, Imp Mothon, 1846, ) 16 pages.Médaille Commémorative De l'établissement du Système Métrique et de SON USAGE EXCLUSIF Publiée à Lyon Par M. Gonon, Dessinée et gravée par Marius Penin " la page de titre porte la mention "LA MEDAILLE EST EN VENTE : A LYON. Chez M Fontaine, A PARIS. A l'Hotel des Monnaies de Médailles" , 1840, 8pp-3 planches." Descriptions des communes occupées par le Camp de Maoeuvres Commandé par S.A.R Monseigneur le Duc de Nemours " Lyon, 1843, 6 pages. "Lyon en 1793. Procés-verbaux authentiques et inédits du commité de surveillance de la Section Des Droits-De-L'homme -L'une de ces 32 sections de cette commune pendant le siège , contenant, jour par jour, le récit des calamités supportées par les Lyonnais pendant leur rébellion contre le gouvernement de leur patrie, précédé de la description officielle des fêtes républicaines (.) pendant le siège désastreux " Lyon, Mothon, 1847, 189 pages,10 planches ht dont une est colorisée.Suivi de"Bibliographie historique du siège de Lyon en 1793 Contenant la nomenclature, par ordre Chronologique, des ouvrages relatifs au siège de cette ville, publiés depuis le II Nivose An XIV de la République, jusqu'à nos jours "." Les citoyens de Ville-Affranchie, aux représentants du peuple A ville-Affranchie, Le Jour de l'inauguration du Temple de la Raison, (.) Lyon, Marle 1846, 7 pp." Le peuple de Ville Affranchie, A la convention Nationale." Lyon, Marle, 16 Pages. "Tableau de Lyon en 1786, Par Grimod de la Beynière, adressé sous forme de lettre A. Mercier, Auteur du Tableau de Paris" Lyon, Imp.de Louis Boitel, 1843, 16 pages. Peu courant .Coins inférieurs émoussés, frottements sans gravité, belle et riche réunion consacrée en grande partie à la Révolution à Lyon, mais aussi à Louise Labé, VAUCANSSON.Pour tout complément d'information CONTACTER LA LIBRAIRIE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PROVERBIAL PHILOSOPHY: A BOOK OF THOUGHTS AND ARGUMENTS Signed by Samuel Morse to his cousin a week before he married her

      New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1847. First Edition. leather. Light, scattered foxing; extremities rubbed. Very Good or better. Two parts bound in one small octavo volume (5" x 7-3/8") in full black morocco; all edges gilt. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front flyleaf: "Miss Sarah Elizabeth Griswold/from her affectionate Cousin/Sam. F. B. Morse/August 1st 1848." Morse married his first wife, Lucretia Walker, on 29 September 1819 in New Hampshire; she died in 1825 after the birth of their third child. Morse married his second cousin, the deaf Sarah Elizabeth Griswold, twenty-six years his junior, on 10 August 1848, or just nine days after inscribing this book. In addition to being an accomplished artist, Morse conceived of the telegraph in 1832 and developed a working model by 1837, though interest was not great in it. In May 1844, Morse sent his famous "What hath God wrought?" message from Washington to Baltimore. In addition Morse published the first American description of the daguerreotype in 1839 and became one of the first Americans to make daguerreotypes in the United States.

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        Observations on the Temple of Serapis

      Privately printed, 1847. Inscribed to Antoine-Cesar BecquerelBabbage, 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'Institut de France from the Author." First edition. Babbage'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. 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's surface subside through the ages, whilst other portions rise irregularly at various rates (Hyman 1982, 71).An abstract of Babbage'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'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.Babbage presented this copy to the physicist Antoine-Cesar Becquerel, of the noted French scientific family whose members also include Antoine-Cesar'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.

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        The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy:

      Chapman and Hall, 186 Strand, London 1847 - VG+, 3rd ed, 2 vols complete, 6 maps, 1 chart, 11 plates. In uniform, half brown calf, grey endpapers, some blind tooling, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn. Spines, attractive decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt to red and brown leather labels, edges brushed. Internally, brown endpapers, text block edges sprinkled red, no inscriptions, lacking half titles, printed by Robson, Levey, and Franklyn, Great New Street, Fetter Lane, London. Vol 1, frontis, [7], (x-xiv), [1], 2-429 pp, 2 maps (folding), 5 plates. Vol 2, 1847, frontis, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-315 pp, 4 maps (folding), 6 plates 1 chart (folding). Some light spotting and offsetting, first published in 1846. A lovely copy! (Allibone 1025.Brunet 20743). Title continues: With extracts from The Journal of James Brooke, Esq. of Sarawak. With an additional chapter, comprising recent Intelligence, by Walter K Kelly. As an officer of high social rank, great courage, and excellent seamanship, Keppel was too excitable and hasty to be a successful admiral in peacetime. While his diminutive stature only encouraged him to try harder, his social standing made him question those placed in authority over him, most notably Sir Charles Napier in 1854. See ODNB. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Christian in Palestine; or Scenes of Sacred History, Historical and Descriptive

      George Virtue, London 1847 - iv, [2], 234pp, plates. N.d. (date is from Blackmer) Original publishers full morocco, smooth back with gilt title and gilt vignettes, covers with gilt title and centre piece with large volute corner pieces, gilt roll to edges, blind roll to inner edges, with a.e.g. Slightly rubbed to extremities, small amount of loss to gilt centre piece on lower cover, otherwise quite bright and clean. Internally the text is quite bright and clean, the additional engraved title is browned and foxed, the plates are foxed and lightly stained to edges and sometimes to image, previous owner's name to ffep. Complete with map, additional engraved title and seventy-eight plates by Bartlett. Blackmer 1603, (Lot 1018 in the Sotheby's catalogue); Tobler, page 167 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Landwirthschaft-polizeiliches Handbuch

      Emil Baensch, Magdeburg 1847 - als praktisches Hülfsmittel, die Ursachen, Kennzeichen, den Verlauf, die Heilung und Vorbeugung, sowie die sämmtlichen Sicherheitspolizeilichen Maßregeln zur Verhütung der Weiterverbreitung dem Viehstande des Landwirths Gefahr und Verlust bringender Viehkrankheiten kennen zu lernen, zum Gebrauche für Polizei-Behörden, Gutsbesitzer, Landwirthe und Thierärzte, Pappband, 11x18 cm Rücken berieben, gestoßen, Bindung fest, dem Alter entsprechend noch gut erhalten de 263 S. 1001 g

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        The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid in which Coloured Diagrams and Symbols are Used Instead of Letters for the Greater Ease of Learners.

      London: William Pickering, 1847. . Sole edition. 4to. (iii)-xxx, 268 pp., bound without the half title. An accomplished recent tan morocco binding, spine with raised bands, twin gilt lettered red labels, inlaid leather geometric symbols in three colours to the other four compartments, all edges gilt, slipcase. Profusely illustrated with geometric diagrams and symbols vibrantly printed in colours (red, yellow, blue as well as black), plus numerous decorative black and white initials. Some foxing throughout as is often found, a few marginal marks to the lower edges of pp. v-xii and a recurring dampstain to the lower gutter of the first quarter of the book, an attractive copy overall. An astonishing work finely printed by Charles Whittingham at the Chiswick Press, utilising colours to elucidate Euclid's geometric exercises. Keynes, p. 65. Maclean, Victorian Book Design, p. 70.

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        An Auto-Biographical Memoir of Sir John Barrow, Bart., Late of the Admiralty; Including Reflections, Observations, and Reminiscences at Home and Abroad, from Early Life to Advanced Age

      Albemarle Street, London: John Murray, 1847. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was born the son of Roger Barrow in the village of Dragley Beck, in the parish of Ulverston (then in Lancashire, now in Cumbria). He started in life as superintending clerk of an iron foundry at Liverpool and afterwards, in his twenties, taught mathematics at a private school in Greenwich. In 1797 he accompanied Lord Macartney, as private secretary in his delicate mission to settle the government of the newly acquired colony of the Cape of Good Hope. Barrow was entrusted with the task of reconciling the Boer settlers and the native Black population and of reporting on the country in the interior. On his return from his journey, in the course of which he visited all parts of the colony, he was appointed auditor-general of public accounts. He now decided to settle in South Africa, married Anne Maria Trüter, and in 1800 bought a house in Cape Town. But the surrender of the colony at the peace of Amiens (1802) upset this plan. He returned to England in 1804, was appointed Second Secretary to the Admiralty by Viscount Melville, a post which he held for forty years. During his travels through South Africa, Barrow compiled copious notes and sketches of the countryside. In his position at the Admiralty, Barrow was a great promoter of Arctic voyages of discovery, including those of John Ross, William Edward Parry, James Clark Ross, and John Franklin. The Barrow Strait in the Canadian Arctic as well as Point Barrow and the city of Barrow in Alaska are named after him. He is reputed to have been the initial proposer of St Helena as the new place of exile for Napoleon Bonaparte following the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Barrow was a fellow of the Royal Society, and in 1821 received the degree of LL.D from the University of Edinburgh. A baronetcy was conferred on him by Sir Robert Peel in 1835. He was also a member of the Raleigh Club, a forerunner of the Royal Geographical Society. He retired from public life in 1845 and devoted himself to writing a history of the modern Arctic voyages of discovery (1846), as well as his autobiography, published in 1847. He died suddenly on 23 November 1848. This volume is bound in contemporary half leather with raised spine bands, red spine title, and leather corners over marbled paper covered boards. Condition is about very good. The binding is intact, with light overall shelf wear, heavier at extremities and along the hinges. The front hinge is weak, with a gutterbreak at the front pastedown and the binding cords just holding.

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        Les armes et le duel.

      Ouvrage agréé par S. M. l'Empereur de Russie. Préface anecdotique par Alexandre Dumas. Notice sur l'auteur par Roger de Beaufort. - Épitre en vers de Méry. Lettre du comte Ludovic d'Horbourg. Dessins par E. de Beaumont. Paris, Garnier fréres, 1847. 8vo. Engr. portrait,+ (4),+ 583 pp.+ 10 engr. plates. Foxing and with a minor stain in margin on the first two and the last 40 ll. Contemporary full brown morocco, richly gilt spine with four raised bands, gilt boards and inner bordures, edges gilt (H. Ihrig). Front board with gilt Coat of Arms. Fine copy of the first edition of the fencing master Augustine Grisiers (1791-1865) famous fencing treatise, "Les armes et le duel". The first edition has a total of 11 engraved plates, including a portrait of Georges and a foreword by Alexandre Dumas. Augustin Grisier spent several years in Russian as teatcher to the Tsar family and Alexandre Dumas novel "Le Maître d'armes" (The Fencing Master) was written in collaboration with Grisier, based on the latters account as a witness to the Decembrist revolt in Russia

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        An Auto-Biographical Memoir of Sir John Barrow, Bart., Late of the Admiralty; Including Reflections, Observations, and Reminiscences at Home and Abroad, from Early Life to Advanced Age

      Albemarle Street, London: John Murray, 1847. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was born the son of Roger Barrow in the village of Dragley Beck, in the parish of Ulverston (then in Lancashire, now in Cumbria). He started in life as superintending clerk of an iron foundry at Liverpool and afterwards, in his twenties, taught mathematics at a private school in Greenwich. In 1797 he accompanied Lord Macartney, as private secretary in his delicate mission to settle the government of the newly acquired colony of the Cape of Good Hope. Barrow was entrusted with the task of reconciling the Boer settlers and the native Black population and of reporting on the country in the interior. On his return from his journey, in the course of which he visited all parts of the colony, he was appointed auditor-general of public accounts. He now decided to settle in South Africa, married Anne Maria Trüter, and in 1800 bought a house in Cape Town. But the surrender of the colony at the peace of Amiens (1802) upset this plan. He returned to England in 1804, was appointed Second Secretary to the Admiralty by Viscount Melville, a post which he held for forty years. During his travels through South Africa, Barrow compiled copious notes and sketches of the countryside. In his position at the Admiralty, Barrow was a great promoter of Arctic voyages of discovery, including those of John Ross, William Edward Parry, James Clark Ross, and John Franklin. The Barrow Strait in the Canadian Arctic as well as Point Barrow and the city of Barrow in Alaska are named after him. He is reputed to have been the initial proposer of St Helena as the new place of exile for Napoleon Bonaparte following the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Barrow was a fellow of the Royal Society, and in 1821 received the degree of LL.D from the University of Edinburgh. A baronetcy was conferred on him by Sir Robert Peel in 1835. He was also a member of the Raleigh Club, a forerunner of the Royal Geographical Society. He retired from public life in 1845 and devoted himself to writing a history of the modern Arctic voyages of discovery (1846), as well as his autobiography, published in 1847. He died suddenly on 23 November 1848. This volume is bound in contemporary half leather with raised spine bands, red spine title, and leather corners over marbled paper covered boards. Condition is about very good. The binding is intact, with light overall shelf wear, heavier at extremities and along the hinges. The front hinge is weak, with a gutterbreak at the front pastedown and the binding cords just holding.

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        The Shoes of Fortune and Other Tales

      Chapman & Hall, London 1847 - An attractive copy of this scarce book. It has light rubbing to the covers and small chips at the head of the spine. Light foxing on some pages. The illustration at page 128 is missing. Gift inscription. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An ABRIDGMENT Of The CRIMINAL LAW Of The UNITED STATES; Containing the Important Penal Acts of Congress of the United States, and of the Legislatures of the Principal States of the Union; Accompanied with a Brief Statement of the Law of England, the Decisions of the Federal Courts, and of the Courts of the Several States, Relative to Crimes and Misdemeanors. Containing also the Treaties of Extradition Entered into by the United States with England and France, and the Acts of Congress and Several States Relative to the Surrender of Fugitives from Justice and from Labor, with the Practice and Forms of Proceeding under the Same. To which are Added Precedents of Indictments and Pleas

      Philadelphia:: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.,. 1847.. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 5-7/8". 1st edition (BEAL 3713; cf Sabin 40798 for the more common 1848 edition). 715, [1 (blank)] pp.. Modern light brown quarter-leather binding with marbled paper boards. Renewed eps.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+ (sporadic light foxing).. As a young man, Lewis became a printer, and practiced this business while studying law. At 24, he passed the bar, and soon rose in his profession, as evidenced 2 years later when appointed Deputy Attorney-General of the State of Pennsylvania. Further, in 1832, he was elected a member of the state legislature. 1833 saw his appointment as Attorney-general, and in October that year, President Judge of the 8th Judicial district. In January, 1843, he was made president judge of the 2d district, in 1851 he was elected a justice of the State Supreme Court, and in 1854-7 was Chief Justice. & & This the one legalistic book published by this distinguished jurist- the 1873 first edition is quite uncommon, held by just 6 institutions [per OCLC].

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        Histoire naturelle des mollusques terrestres et d'eau douce qui vivent en France.

      Subject: (Malacologia). Auch, 1847/1852, sei vol. in-4 br. pp. XXXI-733 con 31 tav. lit. f.t. (intonsi, stato di nuovo). Rara opera.

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        NOTICE SUR LES TYPES ÉTRANGERS DU SPÉCIMEN DE L'IMPRIMERIE ROYALE

      Imprimerie Royale Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1847. original publisher's printed paper covered boards. 106280|40529|4417|81799/CA. Type Specimens. 4to. original publisher's printed paper covered boards. (iv), 65 pages. First edition. (Audin 14, Updike II, p.327, Burke 596). Presents typographic specimens from the Imprimerie Royale in more than thirty languages, including ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Armenian, Syriac, Arabic, Mongol, Tibetan, Russian, Runic, Anglo-Saxon, German (Fraktur), Javanese, and Gujarati. The two-page comparative table of Roman types shows those used by the Press from 1640 to 1846, with one font attributed to Garamont and others engraved by Grandjean and Alexandre, Luce, Firmin Didot, Jacquemin, and Legrand. Updike calls this "one of the most enlightening documents about French typeface in existence." With hand-written presentation at top of half-title by M. Saint Georges, Director of the Imprimerie Royale and officer of the Legion d'honneur, to a major in the Imperial Guard of the Sultan, on 30 October 1850. Spine rubbed; corners of boards rubbed and scuffed at edges. Boards soiled and stained. Stamp in modern Turkish (Roman alphabet) on front board. Title page stamped with the stamp of the director's office of the Imprimerie Nationale.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      - trad. en français par C. et A. Fonteyraud augmentées des notes de Jean-Baptiste SAY, de nouvelles notes et de commentaires par MALTHUS, SISMONDI, ROSSI, BLANQUI, etc. et précédées d'une notice biographique sur la vie et les travaux de l'Auteur par A. FONTEYRAUD. Guillaumin & Cie., Paris, 1847, fort vol. gr. in-8, demi-veau ép., dos à nerfs, coiffe sup. abîmée. E.O. de cette trad. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy:

      Chapman and Hall 1847. VG+, 3rd ed, 2 vols complete, 6 maps, 1 chart, 11 plates. In uniform, half brown calf, grey endpapers, some blind tooling, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn. Spines, attractive decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt to red and brown leather labels, edges brushed. Internally, brown endpapers, text block edges sprinkled red, no inscriptions, lacking half titles, printed by Robson, Levey, and Franklyn, Great New Street, Fetter Lane, London. Vol 1, frontis, [7], (x-xiv), [1], 2-429 pp, 2 maps (folding), 5 plates. Vol 2, 1847, frontis, [3], (vi-viii), [1], 2-315 pp, 4 maps (folding), 6 plates 1 chart (folding). Some light spotting and offsetting, first published in 1846. A lovely copy! (Allibone 1025.Brunet 20743). Title continues: With extracts from The Journal of James Brooke, Esq. of Sarawak. With an additional chapter, comprising recent Intelligence, by Walter K Kelly. As an officer of high social rank, great courage, and excellent seamanship, Keppel was too excitable and hasty to be a successful admiral in peacetime. While his diminutive stature only encouraged him to try harder, his social standing made him question those placed in authority over him, most notably Sir Charles Napier in 1854. See ODNB.

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        History of Europe : from the commencement of the French Revolution in M.DCC.LXXXIX. to the restoration of the Bourbons in M.DCCC.XV / by Archibald Alison. [complete in 20 volumes]

      "Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1847-48" "Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1847-48", 1847. 7th Edition. "Physical description: 20 v. ; 20 cm. Subjects: History, Modern -- 18th century. History, Modern -- 19th century. Europe -- History -- 1789-1815. France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799." "Good to very good copies in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Blind tooling to spine covers and panels. Varying degrees of wear to the spine bands, with some fraying evident in places. Panel edges someewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Scattered surface marks and scuffs to boards. Light yellowing to page margins. Remains quite well-preserved overall. "

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        Arctomys Lewisii (Lewis' Marmot) [Plate 107]

      Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1847. unbound. very good. Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 21.75" x 27.5". From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". Overall wear, some tears and chips to edges. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        Die Weltkunde in einer planmäßig geordneten Rundschau der wichtigsten neueren Land- und Seereisen auf Grund des Reisewerkes von Dr. W. Harnisch dargestellt und herausgegeben

      Leipzig, Fleischer, 1847 -, 1855.. 16 Bände. Mit 16 Front. (davon 13 in Stahlstich und 1 in getönter Lith.) und 14 auf 15 meist gefalt. lith. Karten. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Wappensupralibros des Königs Ernst August II. von Hannover. Engelmann I, 115. - Komplette Ausgabe dieser Reisesammlung. Enthält Reisen nach Skandinavien, Sibirien u. den Nordpolarländern, Nord- u. Südamerika, nach dem Südpol u. Ozeanien, nach Italien, Afrika, Asien, Griechenland, nach der Türkei u. dem Kaukasus. - Aus der Königlichen Ernst August Fideikommiß-Bibliothek (Stempel Titel verso). - Tls. etwas berieben. Meist gebräunt oder stockfleckig.

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        Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts (20 vols in 10)

      William and Robert Chambers, Edinburgh 1847 - 1st ed, VG+, sm 12mo, 20 vols bound as 10, complete. Uniformly bound in half calf with marbled boards, c1900, some blind tooling, corners rubbed. Spines, blind and gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt to green calf labels, edges rubbed. Internally, brown endpapers, text block edges sprinkled red, no inscriptions, each with an engraved title page and numerous cuts, printed by W and R Chambers, some light offsettting and spotting. All the volumes have the 1847 printing date. Interesting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SCRAP BOOKS

      N.P.: n.p., n.d.. variously bound. 100558|100937|101508|101950/PR. 4to. variously bound. unpaginated. 5 Volumes. Five volumes of engravings collected by George W. Casilear. Casilear was an engraver and landscape artist in New York from 1847 to 1852, working with his brother John W. Casilear from 1847 to 1848. In 1851, he produced, with Henry Bainbridge, A View of San Francisco, published by Sarony and Major in 1851. About the same time, he produced a view of Sacramento, also published by Sarony. He also produced the sketch used by G.V. Cooper for the frontispiece in Lett's Pictoral View of California. See George C. Groce and David H. Wallace, The New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860 (New Haven: Yale Univerity Press, 1957), 114. Casilear then worked as an editor, secretary and solicitor of patents from 1852 to 1857. In 1862, he became Chief of the Engraving Division of the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. Casilear was instrumental in the redesign of United States currency in 1864. One contemporary news account called his engraving of the landing of Columbus "superior to that of the original." (The Farmer's Cabinet, Amherst, New Hampshire, January 21, 1864). But in May 1878, Casilear was accused of "gross misconduct" and a congressional committee chair urged President Rutherford B. Hayes to remove him from office (Herald Tribune, New York, May 2, 1878). Casilear remained in office, and he would lead an investigation of counterfeiting of United States bonds based on evidence found by the Secret Service in Chicago (Herald Tribune, New York, October 1, 1880). See also Ben. Perley Poore, Congressional Directory (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1872 and 1881). Casilear was finally removed from office in 1885, being replaced by John A. O'Neill of Hoboken, New Jersey. News accounts stated that no charges of wrongdoing had emerged, and Casilear was "considered one of the best engravers in the country" (New York Times, April 17, 1885). But a subsequent news account stated that Casilear's replacement would "bring new life to a division that has been charged with a lack of ingenuity and freshness." The same account averred that Casilear had "never touched a graver or a plate in the production of a government note," noting his focus on designing silver certificates and bonds" (New York Times, April 18, 1885). Possibly, politics was a factor, the Democratic Cleveland administration having recently replaced the Republican Arthur administration. The seven volumes include well over 500 engravings mostly from England, continental Europe, with some from the United States. There is no apparent format of organization, but some points are worthy of note. One volume, labeled "Miscellaneous Engravings" includes a number of English engravings attributed to James Virtue, the National Gallery and the Royal Collection. Another, labeled "Engravings," also has a number of items attributed to Virtue. A third volume, labeled "Scrap Book-Engravings and Etchings by the Old and New School," includes mainly English, French and German items, with translations into English of some of the French captions. A fourth volume, labeled "Scrap Book," includes annotations with handwritten biographical information about many of the engravers and descriptive information about the engravings. A fifth volume includes an engraving of President Chester Arthur with a facsimile signature and date, along with French, English, German and American engravings. The scrap books feature artists such as Rembrant van Rijn, Samuel William Reynolds, Jacques Callot, Charles Heath, W. Unger, Francis Boucher, Sebastian Bourdon, John Henry Roos, George Benedetto Castiglione, Nicholas van Aelst, Gerard Dow, Martinet, and Francis Chereau to name a few. Five of the seven volumes are bound in half leather, marbled paper-covered boards. One is bound in leather, gilt decorated, and one half leather, cloth boards. Casilear's bookplate is on the front pastedown of each volume. The volumes are rubbed and scuffed at the edges, and there is some foxing.

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