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        Bouley Bay, Jersey.

      Jersey 1847 - Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured. Size: 47.2 x 64.1 cm. Very good condition. A fine view of a bay on the North Coast. One of a series of 26 views published in 1847 to commemorate Queen Victoria's visit to Jersey, lithographed by Day & Son, lithographers to the Queen. Abbey, Scenery, 554.

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        Mexican American War-1847 General Orders No, 281, 282, 283. ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS SIGNED

      Tacubaya-September 10, 1847: U.S. Army, 1847 Historically important documents. THE LARGEST EXECUTION OF TRAITORS BY THE U. S. ARMY IN ITS HISTORY!!! 1847. Frayed edges on light green paper. Each order signed. BROADSIDE EXECUTION ORDERS. Twenty seven American deserters (IRISH AMERICANS) hung as traitors. GENERAL ORDERS NO. 281, 282, 283-----Included with these original documents is a FIRST EDITION COPY--of the novel -- Saint PatrIck's Battalion -- by JAMES ALEXANDER THOM. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS UPON REQUEST.

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      1847. A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas; being a sequel to the "Residence in the Marquesas Islands." London: John Murray, 1847. 16 pp undated ads. Original red cloth with cover medallions of "Murray's Colonial & Home Library." First Edition, issued about a week or two before Harper's edition in New York. This was Melville's second book, preceded only by (and written as a sequel to) TYPEE of the year before. As with several other Melville novels, the basis for this tale was his long voyage and intermittent adventures of 1841-1844: he started off on a whaling ship (MOBY DICK), but he and a companion jumped ship in the Marquesas (TYPEE and MARDI); from the natives who were holding him captive there he escaped on an Australian ship -- from which he in turn deserted in Tahiti (OMOO); ultimately he got from Tahiti back to Honolulu on another whaler, and then back to Boston on an American man-o'-war (WHITE-JACKET). "Having completed his education in what he later termed the only Harvard and Yale that were open to him, he returned home to begin fashioning novels from his experiences..."[(OCAL]~OMOO was issued by Murray both two-volumes-in-wrappers and (as here) one-volume-in-cloth -- no precedence. This copy does not have the preliminary ad leaf which Blanck indicates is present only in some copies, and signature mark P is properly printed (Blanck's state A) -- again, no precedence. Condition is bright and near-fine: one lower fore-corner is bumped, and there is just a speck of wear at a couple of the corners, but this copy exhibits remarkably little soil or wear, and the spine gilt remains bright. OMOO in original binding has become quite scarce in this condition. Blanck 13655. Provenance: the title page bears a discreet ownership signature dated Oct. 19, 1847, and the front paste-down bears the old ink-stamp of the Swords School Library (of Dublin -- now part of the Irish College of English; in fact this copy came to us from Ireland).

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

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        The Pictorial Bible Being the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorized Version

      London: Charles Knight, 1847. Four volumes complete - Volume One - [10], 626pp, [2]; Volume Two - [2], vi, 688pp; Volume Three - [2], vi, 719pp, [1] and Volume Four - [2], v, [1], 670pp. Contemporary full calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, volume label to third, remaining panels with a central device in gilt, covers with blind stamped central roundel with emanating points surrounded by large corner pieces made up of intertwining three leaf stems, inside a single fillet border, combed marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Slightly rubbed to extremities. Internally bright and clean. From the library of Earl Eldon, with his name and bookplate to reverse of front marbled endpapers. Heavily illustrated throughout, an attractive set. A reprint of the 1838 original (see Herbert 1828). Reprint. Full Calf. Very Good. 4to.

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        The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV. Eight Volumes

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1847-69. 3/4 tan morocco, the top edges gilt; a pretty set The most famous of all works devoted to England's Lord Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison with the best biographies in the language"; with the eighth index volume, printed in 1869

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        Webster, Daniel / ALS (autograph letter signed)

      Washington, D.C. 1847 - Webster, Daniel. Autograph Letter Signed [ALS]. 2 pp [front and back, one sheet], 6.5" 4.5". Washington: April 5, 1847. Webster's letter to Mrs. Elizabeth P. Gray, "It gives me pleasure, my dear Mrs. Gray, to comply with your request, & to send you my autograph, for the King of Wurtemburg, if such title can be worthy of His Majesty.[over].Majesty's acceptance. From, with very true regard, yours Daniel Webster." Paper a bit darkened, 2 light stains, short tear at fold, else very good. The King of Wurtemburg was a German title for the holder of lordship over Wurtemburg, the five so-called cities of the Danube [Ehingen, Munderkingen, Riedlingen, Mengen, and Sulgen, with their dependencies], and a variety of other German states. In 1847, he would have been William I, son of Frederick I. Provenance available to purchaser. L21

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        An Account of the Measurement of Two Sections of The Meridional Arc of India, Bounded by the Parallels of 18° 3' 15''; 24° 7' 11''; & 29° 30' 48''. Conducted Under the Orders of The Honourable East-India Company. 2 volume set

      London: Wm. H Allen & Co. G+ : in Good plus condition without dust jackets as issued. Ex Newcastle reference library. 1847. First Edition. Maroon/gilt hardback cloth cover (vol 1) and black textured cloth (vol 2).. 310mm x 260mm (12" x 10"). Vol 1: 439pp; Vol 2: 30 plates + long fold-out plan. Frontis engraving and 30 plates plus long fold-out plan and numerous fold-out charts. Everest [1790-1866] was Surveyor General of India and largely responsible for completing the section of the Great Trigonometric Survey of India. .

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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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        OTTAWAH, The Last Chief of the Red Indians of Newfoundland. A Romance. With illustrations. Roscoe's Series.

      176 pages. Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings. Bound in quarter green calf gilt over green cloth. 21.5 x 14 cm. Some light browning throughout; else a very good copy of a scarce title. Bookplate of Comte Louis de Segur on front endpaper.

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        Abbildungen des Königlich-Hannoverschen Militairs in characteristischen Gruppen dargestellt.) Ohne Titelblatt!

      Schrader um1847, [Hannover], - 4°. 23 (von 24) handkolorierte lithographische Tafeln lose in provisorischer Mappe. – Alle Blätter unter Passepartouts montiert (ausgerahmt), stellenweise hinterlegt, zumeist in der Legende, eine Tafel aufgezogen, wie meist gebräunt. - Es fehlt die Tafeln Nr. 13 (Garde-Regiment)

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      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65, Cornhill,. 1847. title pages printed in red and black, original drab boards with quarter black cloth shelf back, printed paper labels affixed to spine panels, all edges untrimmed.. Small leather Brackenburn bookplates affixed to each paste-down. Some. wear to corner tips and fore-edges of the boards, otherwise a fine. copy with all half titles, publisher's advertisements, and blank leaf. (at rear of volume two) present where called for. Now uncommon in the. trade. No copy of this book has appeared at public auction since 25. March 1976, when a nasty example brought $20 at Swann Galleries.. (#135389). First edition. "... a Radcliffean tale of the explained supernatural ..." - Punter, The Literature of Terror, p. 174. "... his masterpiece of terror ... a superb portrayal of a ghost-riddled castle spoiled only at the end by its natural solution." - Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 103. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-44. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 900. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-53. Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 120. Sadleir 1251. Wolff 3503.

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        Tales of the Colonies, in German] Le Colon de Van Diémen, ou, Aventures d'un Émigrant. Contes des colonies . Traduit de l'anglais sur la 5e édition.

      [G. Olivier for] Jules Renouard et C[ompagn]ie,, Paris 1847 - First edition in French of Tales of the Colonies, presentation copy, inscribed by the translator. In this, the first of his two novels, Rowcroft drew on his own experience as an Australian settler. The work is in part a guide for prospective settlers and part a sensational tale of the hazards of pioneer-era Van Dieman's Land: sheep-stealers, bushrangers, Aboriginal attackers, floods, snakes, eagles and wild cattle. 3 vols, 8vo (175 ×105 mm), pp. [4], xxvi, v, [1], 273, [1]; [4], 280; [4], 253, [3], including half-titles. Quite heavily foxed throughout. Publishers' blindstamped cloth, gilt, yellow glazed endpapers. Heads of spines slightly bumped, but bindings very clean and bright. Author's autograph inscription to first half-title: '? Madame Ana?s Tiltés, hommage du traducteur, expression de ses sentimens d'admiration et d'afftection N Lef?bvre-Duruflé. [Very scarce. OCLC lists 7 copies: Biblioth?que Nationale, University of Basle, National Library of Australia, State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Victoria, University of Melborne and National Library of New Zealand.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lazamon's [Layamon's] Brut, or Chronicle of Britain; A Poetical Semi-Saxon Paraphrase of The Brut of Wace

      London: Society of Antiquaries of London, 1847. First edition. Very Good. Three volumes in publisher's blue-grey paper-covered boards with paper spine labels: liii, [3], 439; [iv], 643; [iv], 659; complete with folding engraved plate of M.S. Cott. Calig. A.ix. A lovely, unrestored set with wear to the board edges and extremities, some webbing showing along outer joints, but clean and fresh internally, and likely never read. & & Layamon's Brut "is the most important of the English riming chronicles." (Long, English Literature) Cerca 1200, Layamon attempts to merge Bede's "Ecclesiastical History" with Wace's Brut, the French translation of Geoffrey. It starts with the destruction of Troy, the flight of Aeneas into Italy and the founding of Britain by Brutus. A full thirty thousand lines, however, deal with the legend of King Aurthur and his knights. And the important thing is that Layamon's manuscript is the first time any of the Arthurian legends were written in English. Layamon's work cannot be seen as a mere translation any more than Mallory's "Le Mort d'Arthur" can. Wace's Brut was only 15,000 lines; Layamon fully embellished Wace's version to double its original length. What's left is a new poetical work, introducing Arthur and his knights to the English people with more color, vivacity and detail than ever before. & & But why haven't you heard of this fascinating, important early Anglo-Saxon work? We could find no copies offered at auction and only two copies offered by Scribners from the 1930s, with most surviving copies now held by institutions. The book is rare on the market, particularly in this original, untouched state. Very Good.

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      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.

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        HISTOIRE ANECDOTIQUE, POLITIQUE ET MILITAIRE DE LA GARDE IMPERIALE Frontispice représentant la Revue des Morts par de MORAINE ILLUSTRE DE 50 PLANCHES HORS-TEXTE + 7 GRAVURES SUR ACIER + 4 GRAVURES SUR BOIS EN NOIR + 39 PLANCHES AQUARELLEES EN COULEURS A LA MAIN H-T Représentant les uniformes et portraits militaires des unités de la Garde Impériale + DE NOMBREUSES VIGNETTES DANS LE TEXTE Par BELLANGE, E. LAMY, de MORAINE, Ch. VERNIER Édition originale format In-4° de 1847 Napoleon

      EDITIONS EUGENE PENAUD ET CIE, 1847 - HISTOIRE ANECDOTIQUE, POLITIQUE ET MILITAIRE DE LA GARDE IMPERIALE Par E. MARCO de SAINT-HILAIRE EDITIONS EUGENE PENAUD ET CIE, 1847 FORMAT IN-4°, 27 CM X 18 CM RELIE, 2 + 712 PAGES. Frontispice représentant la Revue des Morts par de MORAINE ILLUSTRE DE 50 PLANCHES HORS-TEXTE + 7 GRAVURES SUR ACIER + 4 GRAVURES SUR BOIS EN NOIR + 39 PLANCHES AQUARELLEES EN COULEURS A LA MAIN H-T Représentant les uniformes et portraits militaires des unités de la Garde Impériale + DE NOMBREUSES VIGNETTES DANS LE TEXTE Par BELLANGE, E. LAMY, de MORAINE, Ch. VERNIER Musique des Marches et Fanfares de la Garde transcrite par A. GORIA « L?Histoire de la Garde Impériale comprend cette période, si riche d?évènements militaires, qui commence en 1800 et se termine en 1815, c?est-à-dire depuis sa formation sous la dénomination de Garde Consulaire, jusqu?à son licenciement, sur les bords de la Loire, comme Garde Impériale. Dans un aperçu exact et complet, l?auteur de cet ouvrage commence à mettre sous les yeux du lecteur une peinture fidèle du caractère, des m?urs et des habitudes des soldats de la Garde. Il passe ensuite à l?origine et à la formation de cette troupe d?élite, en indiquant son mode de recrutement et d?avancement; son administration intérieure, ses privilèges et ses attributions auprès de la personne de l?Empereur; sa solde et ses indemnités sur le pied de guerre et sur le pied de paix; sa discipline et son casernement; sa force numérique et successive aux diverses phases et guerres de l?Empire, par armes distinctes. M. MARCO de SAINT-HILAIRE a formulé des tableaux synoptiques dans lesquels sont inscrits les noms de tous les officiers de chaque régiment de la Garde avec l?indication de leur grade et de leur rang d?ancienneté, depuis le Colonel jusqu?au dernier Lieutenant. En outre, il a reproduit le texte des décrets, des ordonnances et des lettres de service, etc. afférents à la Garde. L?auteur donne ensuite, année par année, un résumé historique, enrichi d?anecdotes rapportées sur le vif par des anciens de la Garde, des campagnes auxquelles les corps de la Garde (Jeune et Vieille) ont pris une part active de 1800 à 1815. L?auteur a cru que c?était glorifier la patrie elle-même, son armée d?autrefois et son armée d?aujourd?hui que de décerner ce tardif mais solennel hommage à cette Vieille Garde Impériale qui a laissé des traces impérissables d?honneur et de bravoure à son passage sur tous les points de l?Europe, et dont les échos des Pyramides et des Alpes, de l?Escurial et du Kremlin, redisent encore les merveilleuses prouesses et les vertus guerrières. Les portraits, les vues de sites, les scènes militaires et surtout une superbe suite d?uniformes et de portraits militaires finement coloriés à la main de la Garde Impériale ont été confiés au talent d?un de nos premiers artistes et illustrateurs militaires, Messieurs BELLANGE, LAMY, de MORAINE et VERNIER ». Avec la liste des 500 premiers souscripteurs de l?ouvrage (« des Vieux de la Vieille ») Reliure d?époque dos et coins demi chagrin noir. Dos à 4 nerfs. Caissons et filets dorés. Titres dorés. Avec les 39 magnifiques planches H-T couleurs d?uniformes aquarellées Édition originale format In-4° de 1847 BON ETAT POSSIBILITE DE REGLEMENT EN PLUSIEURS FOIS SANS FRAIS : ME CONSULTER SI L'ETAT NE CONVIENT PAS, JE REPRENDS LES LIVRES [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia

      London,: T. & W. Boone,, 1847.. Octavo text with frontispiece and six aquatint plates (one folding) and woodcut vignettes; the three rare folding maps in a separate atlas volume; nineteenth-century polished calf, spines ornately gilt, the text volume with red and green morocco labels, map volume with longitudinal green label; in fine condition. A handsomely bound copy in lovely condition of Ludwig Leichhardt's account of his legendary expedition through Queensland to the far-northern coastline of Australia, complete with the famous suite of Arrowsmith maps.Leichhardt's meandering journey from Brisbane to Port Essington, the military base on the far north coast, ranks among Australia's most successful exploring expeditions. His scientific and geographic work were greatly admired during his lifetime, and despite more recent criticism of his reputation as an expeditionary leader, his life and unknown death have become part of Australian mythology.In the course of their harrowing fourteen-month journey - one of the longest inland expeditions undertaken - Leichhardt and his party travelled over three thousand miles of completely unknown country. It was generally believed that Leichhardt and his party had all perished, so when they appeared at Port Essington they were welcomed as if they had returned from the dead. Leichhardt returned to Sydney in March 1846, as a national hero.This outstanding set includes the three rare and desirable separately issued maps. Prepared and published by the great cartographer John Arrowsmith in 1847, they were issued separately but were intended as a complement to the octavo volume published by Boone in the same year. The maps are known to have been issued on both thick and fine paper: in this copy they are present in the fine paper issue, with all three expertly backed on fine linen and in excellent condition.These large and finely engraved maps represent an important achievement in Australian cartography as each map marks the route of Leichhardt and his men through previously uncharted wilderness. The maps were prepared by Arrowsmith from original field notes and charts by Leichhardt and reconciled with the coastal surveys of Matthew Flinders, Phillip Parker King, John Lort Stokes and Francis Price Blackwood. Arrowsmith was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1863 for his tireless contributions to cartography, and in particular his maps of Australia and North America.Abbey 'Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860', 579; Australian Rare Books, 138a and 139; Ferguson, 4571.

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        Aventures les plus curieuses des Voyageurs Coup D'oeil autour du Monde d'apres les Relations anciennes et modernes et de Documents recueillis sur les lieux. Ouvrage imité des Aventures des Voyageurs par P. Blanchard. 2 vols.

      Paris, Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, 1847. Bound in 2 profusely gilt and ornamented in different colours, original full cloth. Binding of vol. 1 rubbed and tears in hinges. Corners bumped, spine ends worn. All edges gilt. Occasionally brownspotted. Stamp on title. 2 frontispieces. (1),III,496;(1),476 pp. 38 fine wood-engraved plates and many textillustr.. First edition. Hambron travelled with Dumont D'Urville on his second Voyage to the South Pole, Australia and the Sout Seas in the years 1837-40

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        The Comic History of England

      London - Punch, 1847 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of A Beckett's most famous work, this is a lively history of England told in a style that was highly unusual at its times of publication. With copious illustrations throughout by John Leech, including twenty coloured plates (collated complete). Gilbert Abbott Beckett (1811 1856) was an English humorist, and contributor to Punch magazine. He is perhaps best known as the author of Comic History of England, Comic History of Rome, Comic Blackstone, and other comic works. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In brown cloth bindings with gilt decoration. Externally sound, with a little rubbing and wear to the heads and tails of the spines. Marks to the boards. Bumping to thecorners. Internally, generally firmly bound, although front hinge of volume II has failed and is detached from textblock. Ink signatures to front pastedowns. Pages have some spotting throughout, affecting plates. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Observations of Sir Richard Hawkins, Knt. [Knight] in his Voyage into the South Sea in the Year [Anno Domini] 1593. (First Hakluyt Edition. Works Issued by The Hakluyt Society, First Series, Number 1)

      London, Hakluyt Society, 1847.. Royal octavo. Pp. xvi, vi, 7-246. Serial title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher?s full cloth, sides decorated in blind, upper cover with gild sailing ship, repeated in blind on back cover, spine gilt with floral-shape shelf label; small tear at head of spine, backstrip discoloured, old institutional stamp, one to first free endpaper, one to title-page. In a very good condition. Clean interior in a solid original binding. - - First Hakluyt edition. Works Issued by The Hakluyt Society, First Series, Number 1. Reprinted from the edition of 1622.

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        TO THE VOTERS OF PICKENS COUNTY...[caption title]

      [Tuscaloosa?]. May 12, 1847.. Broadside, 15 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches, printed in four columns. Old fold lines. Contemporary pencil notes in lower left margin. Clean and very good. This Alabama political campaign broadside was issued by Henry W. Rhodes, a Whig, during his candidacy for the state senate. One of the major issues of the campaign was the financial situation of Alabama, especially the credit situation for business people such as cotton merchants. If elected, Rhodes promises to establish a stock bank in Mobile. He also gives his support to Zachary Taylor for the presidency. The nearest town of any size to Pickens County, which is on the Mississippi border in the middle of the state, is Tuscaloosa, hence our attribution of printing. Not in Hummel's SOUTHEASTERN BROADSIDES BEFORE 1877. A rare and interesting early southern campaign broadside.

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        The Patapsco and Other Poems

      With a finely executed, full-page freehand fraktur bookplate on the 120 x 195 mm front endpaper, signed, dated, placed in English in black letter script, done with a quill with broad nib using Prussian blue ink and a brush with amaranth, dark forest green, and golden yellow watercolors with wash and plant resin gloss, 5-lines of calligraphy with elegant headpiece and footpiece scrolled embellishments, with a decoration of twelve tulips surrounding the young woman's name on lines 2 & 3, shown with leaves and multiple flowers per stem. Opposite, mounted, at top inner corner of pastedown, is a blue, white and gold paper label advertising Superfine Cottons, Improved Finish. PROVENANCE: Prior to the Civil War, English fraktur examples were comparatively scarce. Fraktur states; "This is the property of / Miss / Maria Emlet / Conowago Township Adams County PA / 4th month 7th A.D. 1847". Maria Emlet was born in 1828, the sixth child of Anna Maria Hinkle and Johan George Emlet. Although her religious affiliation is unknown, her parents were married in Hanover, PA (September 14, 1813) where there was a community of Mennonites, Emlet, a surname associated with Pennsylvania Mennonites, among whom, fraktur writing models and bookplates were a tradition. CONDITION DETAIL: Miss Maria, in blue ink, top of a rear blank. Pages: foxed, (foxing standard for title and edition), ½ heavy, 3/8 moderate, 1/8 slight, text read with no problem, endpapers with some stain-spots and soiling. Small painted leaf decoration on second blank: similar half-leaf decoration straddles top edge and repeats to page 15. Boards: wear, soiling, stains and fading: corners bent in with under-layer exposed: 2 punctures near outer spine edge: most gilt rules on spine faded: p. 16 with gutter fold-in at foot intrinsic to edition: pages 17-20 with slight bottom edge fold-back at gutter: pp. 25-26 with top corner crease: pp. 59-62 with top tip crease: pp. 113-115 with crease intrinsic to edition. Binding: solid with front hinge cracking, 6 mm at foot, 15 mm at crown; foot of last signature (pp. 118-144) with crack. EPHEMERA CONDITION: some soiling, rubs and an edge chip. FORMAT: Publisher's ribbed bistre boards panel stamped with corner florals and center, gilded black line floral, spine stamped with gilt letters set off by gilt rules; sewn with peach puff endpapers. SIZE: 195 x 120 mm (7.7 x 4.72 inches), as issued. PAGINATION: Confirmed complete, 144 pages with 54 poems, not illustrated: [3] leaves, blank pages, (viii) pages, preliminaries including contents, title page in black & white letters with 6-lines Robert Burns stanza, beginning, "I am nae poet, in a sense, / (ending), "I jingle at her", preface for first edition and preface for second edition, both by Soran, pagination continuous with roman numeral pagination of poems (first poem, "Patapsco River" begins with 2nd signature at page 9), 9-144 pages, some poems dated, most from decade of the 1830's; titles include, "Address to Baltimore", "To the Wyalusing", "Our Madison's Dead", "Bard of Ayr" (to Robert Burns), "Whippoorwill", "Byron" (to Lord Byron), "Bolivar" (on the death of Símon Bolivar), and ending poem, "Farewell", [3] leaves, blank pages. CALLIGRAPHY AND EMBELLISHMENT: Headpiece: Sea shell spiral scrollwork, set off by a rhythm of hatching and hatching counterpoint. Line 1: begins with scrollwork; letters' outline in ink, letters' bodies blank and color of the endpaper, p-in property shot through with a stem of wheat, length of line underscore punctuated with arabesques and hatching. Line 2: letters fully done in ink. Line 3: letters' outline in ink, bodies brushed in golden yellow watercolor highlighted with dark forest green watercolor, decorated initials with brushed short stem radiants, vowels decorated with brushed pennants, their bodies with lozenges, the whole set off with ribbon and rope underscores. Above and below the 2nd and 3rd lines are tulip florals, outlines in ink, bodies brushed with watercolor with gloss and wash. Line 4: in ink on a cupped (concave) line, symbolizing the increasing exuberance evident as the fraktur continues, heavy accenting edge strokes to initials and descenders. Line 5: in ink, on a straight line; similar letter and number edge accents. Footpiece: exuberant, intersecting, concentric, open fish shapes, bodies punctuated by keyhole and pennant accents, set off by hatching, borders with 2 concentric smoke spirals. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request. 

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        Boudoir Botany, Or the Parlor Book of Flowers, Comprising the History, Description and Colored Engravings of 24 Exotic Flowers, 24 Wild Flowers of America and 12 Trees with Fruits

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Small 4to. i-ix,(9),19-296pp. Modern full maroon morocco. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, tooled in blind, brown leather lettering labels, gilt; boards tooled in blind; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 64 hand colored, tissue-guarded lithographic plates, 60 of which are individual blooms with facing letterpress descriptions; the remaining four plates illustrate the preliminary general botany discussion. Light foxing to the letterpress and the tissue guards and a coupe of the plates, but the rest of the plates are fine and bright with vivid coloring. A near fine copy and quite scarce. U.S. Color Plates Books, p. 83. This title begins with a general introduction to botany followed by colored illustrations and floral descriptions.

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      London: for the Sydenham Society, 1847. First edition in English. Translated from the Latin with a Life of the Author, by Robert Willis, M.D. 8vo, original green cloth with blindstamped and gilt decorated front cover, gilt lettering on spine. t.e.g. 592, letters 617, index 624. An unusually bright and clean copy. The Sydenham Society, named after Dr.Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689), was founded in London in 1845 and issued 30 volumes on medicine between 1845 and 1857. Dr. William Harvey (1578-1657), best known for his discovery of the human circulatory system, was a personal physician of James I and professor of anatomy and surgery in a variety of posts.

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        [Two Original Drawings, Pencil, and Pencil & Ink: "Atala" and "Chactas Mourning at the Grave of Atala"]

      [Paris: The Artist], ca.1847.. Two drawings, 175 x 120 mm and 170 x 125 mm, matted together. Some tanning, otherwise very good or better. Two highly finished drawings executed as illustrations for V. Lecou's 1850 edition of Chateaubriand's OEUVRES COMPLÈTES (5 vols), wherein they were engraved by Charles Geoffrey. The subjects are "Atala," and "Chactas Mourning at the Grave of Atala." The latter is a prime example of the highly romanticized and influential image of the Natchez Indian portrayed in Chateaubriand's fiction, derived from oral tradition among the Seminole. The former, executed in pencil alone, is signed and faintly dated 1847. The second, which features ink highlighting and a trace of white wash, is signed, and bears a red ink paraph. The engravings were then later reproduced in album form. Staal (1817-1882) was a prolific artist and draughtsman, illustrating works by Balzac, Sue, Sainte-Beuve, and Mme de Staël, as well as periodicals and anthologies. His portraits of women, of which the first of these images is an example, were published widely. A label on the verso of the mat assigns provenance to the collection of V. De Seglise.

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      [London], (1847). Just a few minute edge cracks and smallest of corner chips, quite a bit better than usually found, a decent copy. First edition (6 5/8"). Title and 31 pages in chromolithography by Noel Humphreys in colors and gold, every other opening fold in drab colors. In a papier mache binding with leather spine and marbled endpapers, the covers quite heavily carved with gothic style designs & One of the first papier mache bindings. "Noel Humphreys' designs are in fact very interesting and deserve study... They are very warm and natural, in comparison with the more intellectual abstractions of Owen Jones. Noel Humphreys has captured some of the medieval Flemish illuminators' spirit but has added to it an inventiveness and artistry of his own, based on an artist's feeling for the strange intricacies of flower and leaf, backed by a naturalist's knowledge." (McLean. Victorian Book Design and Color Printing, p. 100 - illustrations on p. 101-103.)

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        L'An. Poëmes

      Brussels: E. Lyon-Claeson, 1847 (i.e. 1897). Square quarto. (39)ff. From an edition of 1,070 copies, this is one of twenty on Imperial Japon. Braun’s poems on the changing seasons are illustrated with sixteen richly-colored woodblock landscapes by Melchers. The serpentine lines of trees, roads, rivers, and surf are characteristically Art Nouveau, while the tipped-up perspective and the many subtle color separations show the influence of Japanese prints. With an Art Nouveau title printed in lavender and olive, and the artist’s signature remarque on each plate. This copy is bound in full vellum with pink satin endleaves. The front cover is decorated with a scene of four flowering plants tooled in gilt and silver, with hand coloring against a blue sky and green earth. Light soiling to covers, else a fine copy in the publisher’s deluxe binding. A stunning example of Belgian Art Nouveau bookmaking.

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        The Fruits of America, containing richly colored figures and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in The United States

      Boston & New York: C.C.Little & Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co. and D.Appleton & Co. in New York, [no date, but circa 1847-1852]. Volume I only, large octavo. (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 inches). Half-title, title with wood-engraved vignettes. Lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey (on india paper mounted, the mount backed onto thin card, 48 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son (1-12 on thick paper backed onto thin card, 13-24 on thick paper (as usual); 25-48 on india paper mounted onto thin card), numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. Contemporary black half morocco over purple cloth-covered boards, spine in five compartments with wide semi-raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments. An extraordinary, possibly unique copy of the first volume from the most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America, "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese): here with the plates on India paper and mounted to card. The 48 varieties featured include pear, apple, cherry, peach, plum and strawberries. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp. The extraordinary feature of the present selection is that it includes plates presented in three forms: two of which are different from the usually encountered plates. The first 12 and the final 24 plates are all in an unusual form, printed on India paper and mounted. The Oak Spring set included a supplementary volume that sounds similar, described as "28 leaves of proofs of 29 of the plates, 27 of them printed on India paper, then mounted on heavier paper". The reason for the plates printed in this fashion is not clear, but a possible explanation is that this volume represents an early trial in the printing of the plates. The images are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. The illustrations generally comprise a thumb-nail sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates, although there is also a New York edition that is considered complete with only 48 plates. Cf. Oak Spring Pomona 61.

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        Narrative of a Journey Round the World, During the Years 1841 and 1842. (Fur Trade, Travel & Exploration) Volume 1 & 2

      London: Henry Colburn, 1847. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Both volumes with red straight-grained leather over boards, half-bound in red calf, six compartment spines separated by double-lined gilt work with titles in gilt onto black leather labels, leather headbands, all edges trimmed and sprinkled, large 8vo (8-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches [22.3 x 14.0 cm]) colored endpapers. Vol I pp; tissue guarded author portrait frontis, [i]-[xii], foldout map, [1]-438. Vol II pp; [i]-[xiii], [1]-469 and having page 336 misnumbered as 436. Binders tag "Bound by | W. Gotelee | Bookseller & Printer. | Oakingham" verso top covers. Complete with frontis and folding lithographed map, "MAP shewing THE AUTHOR'S ROUTE" [printed area, 22 cm x 62 cm.], bottom border of map showing "London, Published by H. Colburn.1847" and "J. Netherclift & Son, Lithog." with author's route lined in red, no graphic scale, but about 600 miles to the inch. Both volumes rubbed at spine and edges with a small damp stain at foot of both top boards near spine, matching unmarked bookplates to front pastedowns and slightest hint of waviness to text noted. Vol. I with light foxing to prelims. and some browning and foxing to frontis, offset to tissue guard, map with a few small closed tears and mis-fold lines. Vol. II with light foxing to prelims. and title page, small water stain touching edge of bottom corner of ffep, else text in both volumes close to near fine. A trip around the world - and perhaps the first successful overland journey around the world - ever recorded. According to Gagnon, "Adam Thom, then a journalist in Montreal. .. is the one who, it is said, drafted the work from the notes provided him by Simpson." Volume I describes Simpson's trip from London to Halifax and overland across Canada by horseback and canoe with detailed attention paid to the Red River settlement, Edmonton, Fort Vancouver and Oregon, and Vancouver Island. Vol. II is the sea journey via Sandwich Islands, Sitka, and overland through Siberia and back to London. Simpson was a key player in the Hudson's Bay Company and later, in important national developments. He oversaw the much needed merger of the HBC with the Northwest Company and became Governor in Chief of the Hudson's Bay Company's territories. He fathered a dozen children with a variety of partners and died in Montreal in 1860. Ref. Peel 115; Wagner-Camp 140-1; Whale 1394; Wickersham 4126; Sabin 81343; Strathern 505; Streeter VI 3710; Lande 1447; Innis 313-327; Wikipedia. Extra shipping (at cost) for this set of books.

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      London. 1847.. Two volumes. xi,[1],438pp. plus folding map, frontispiece portrait; vii,469pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and orange cloth, spines gilt, leather labels. Extremities and spine lightly rubbed; minor soiling to cloth. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Minimal scattered foxing. Very good. An important Canadian overland narrative. Simpson, for many years the governor-general of the Hudson's Bay Company, was a major figure in the contest between American and British interests for the Pacific Northwest. The first volume describes his trip across Canada on horseback and by canoe, as well as his visits in California. The second volume describes his stay in Hawaii and his trans- Siberian trip. The map traces his route. HOWES S495. LADA-MOCARSKI 129. HILL, p.274. COWAN, p.589. GRAFF 3786. GAGNON 3316. SABIN 81343. TPL 2548. STREETER SALE 3710. WAGNER-CAMP 140:1. FORBES 1670.

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      1847. WITH FRONTISPIECE BY FITZ HUGH LANE FORBES, R.B. VOYAGE OF THE JAMESTOWN ON HER ERRAND OF MERCY. Boston, Eastburn's Press. 1847. ix,7-27,[2] cliv pp. Lithograph frontispiece. Errata slip. Contemporary paper covered boards and 1/4 leather spine. Ex-lib copy. Some wear at perimeters and at head of spine. Faint colored, but pervasive, internal dampstaining which has not effected the lithograph. An account of the American expedition that carried relief to the Irish famine victims. The frontispiece is a lithograph of the American frigate U.S.S. Jamestown by Fitz Henry (formerly known as Fitz Hugh) Lane. This is an early maritime view for Lane who is now mostly remembered for his luminescent paintings in this genre. Forbes (1804-1899) was an innovative mariner, sea merchant and humanitarian. (Sabin 25051) $1500.00

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        Plate CVI [106] Cervus Richardsonii, Aud & Bach. | Columbian Black-Tailed Deer. Males

      New York: J.J. Audubon, 1847. Poster. Single sheet, measuring 21-1/2 x 27-3/4". Lithograph, printed & colored by hand by J.T. Bowen Philadelphia. A hint of darkening along the edges, the bottom right-hand corner with a tiny crease. A Near Fine example of this image, from the folio edition of Audubon's monumental work 'The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America' (1845-1848). // "This common deer is found variously dispersed over the western portions of the North American continent, where it was first noticed by Lewis & Clark, near the mouth of the Columbia River; but not until the discovery of the golden treasures of California did it become generally known to white men...." [ref. Audubon, volume III, p28, 1854 edition] Image or additional images available upon request

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        Esquimaux Dog [Pl. 113]

      New York: J.J. Audubon, 1847. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by J. T. Bowen of Philadelphia. (Small tears to blank margins, lower right corner with small section torn away). 21 5/8 x 27 13/16 inches. A fine double portrait of the Eskimo Dog, from the greatest illustrated natural history work to be produced in America during the nineteenth century. "Our drawing was made from a fine living Dog... The animal, as the name imports, is the constant companion of the Esquimaux and is found among various tribes of Indians farther north in the Arctic regions. Our figures do not show these animals as very closely allied to the wolf; on the contrary, their look of intelligence would indicate that they posess sagacity and aptitude of man's service equal at least to that of many favorite breeds of Dog. " (Quadrupeds, II, p.58) This very fine plate is from the folio edition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, produced entirely in the United States. The work was to be John James Audubon's last, and by 1846 he had to hand over the drawing of the final 50 or so plates to his sons, John Wodehouse and Victor Audubon. The final parts of this work of national importance were published after his death in 1851, but the images remain as a final fitting memorial to the greatest American wildlife artist who ever lived. The production of the Quadrupeds was begun by John James Audubon and his sons at about the same as the commercially-successful octavo edition of The Birds of America. Unlike the double-elephant folio, the Quadrupeds was produced entirely in the United States. William Reese notes that "By 1843 the Audubon family business was a well-oiled machine, involving John James, his two sons,... and various in-laws and friends. The octavo Birds was still in production when J.T. Bowen began to produce the plates for the elephant folio edition of the Quadrupeds, the largest successful color plate book project of 19th- century America. It took the family five years to publish 150 plates in thirty parts. The massive project was a commercial success, thanks to the close management of Victor. There were about three hundred subscribers." (Stamped with a National Character pp.58-59) Cf. Bennett, p. 5; cf. Reese Stamped With A National Character 36; cf. Sabin 2367; cf. Wood, p. 209

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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. 1st Edition. 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.

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        Three Years' Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China, Including a Visit to the Tea, Silk, and Cotton Countries: with an Account of the Agriculture and Horticulture of the Chinese, New Plants, Etc

      London: John Murray, 1847. 8vo, xvi, 408 pages plus 16 pages publisher ads dated January 1847, map and 16 illustrations, bound in originlal salmon gilt stamped cloth, gilt nice and bright, a near fine copy of this rare book. WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF SIR THOMAS BARING who from 1872 - 1876 was the British Vice-Roy of India. Fortune was a Scottish born plant collector who traveled to China under the aegis of the London Horticultural Society to search for blue flowering peonies, peaches and tea plants. In a second journey to China for the East India Company he shipped more than 20,000 tea plants and tea seedlings to India, thus establishing the Indian tea industry.. First Edition.

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        A fragata Imperatriz atacada durante a noite por Navios de guerra Argentinos ao mando do almirante Brown, estando ella ? en Montevideo.

      A most captivating maritime battle scene of Argentinian troops attacking the Brazilian warship ?Imperatriz?. June 1847. Minor surface dirt and scratching, else fine. 227 mm x 176 mm plus contemporary strip of paper with the handwritten legend. By 1821, following other events ?as the creation of the Provincia Cisplatina-, the Provincia Oriental del Rio de la Plata (modern Uruguay) was annexed after struggles with Artigas by Brazil under the name Provincia Cisplatina. To have the Brazilians so close, and controlling part of the River Plate ?amongst other issues- was not in the best interest of the Argentinians, moreover, they did not like it. In 1825, Uruguayan patriots and a few Argentinians decided to begin the ?Reconquista?; this group was to be named shortly thereafter as ?Treinta y tres Orientales?. The small contingent of men had unexpected victories over the Brazilian forces, Pedro I, first Emperor of the newly independent Empire of Brazil, justly declared war to the United Provinces of the River Plate (modern Argentina) in regards to their contribution to the Uruguayans. The Government of the Provincias Unidas (Argentina) knew the battlefield would be the River Plate, and appointed their very best Admiral to command the fleet, the man was Brown. The war between Argentina and Brazil took place during 1825-1828; the episode portrayed here was a naval battle occurred off Montevideo in the evening of the 27th of April, it shows the warship ?25 de Mayo? engaged with the Brazilian warship ?Imperatriz?. The event has been subject to some discussion, it appears to have been this way: the Brazilian warship was heavily armed with 52 canons and a crew of 400 men, Brown, knowingly of the superiority designed an evening attack; the plan was designed to surprise the Brazilian Imperatriz with two Argentinian warships, the 25 de Mayo and the Independencia; at one point, the first encountered a ship named ?Doris?, the Argentinians asked in English who they were, the ship answered also in English ?it´s not your business?. Brown consulted with the captain of the Independencia, having doubts that the ship might be Brazilian since an Englishman would have given an alarm, shortly after, they heard a cock singing, and they knew no English ship would permit a cock on board, thus began the attack. However, the Brazilian forces were too much, and repelled the attack. Although signed by A. C. Soido, we cannot be sure it is the real author, nor we have been able to locate the artist anywhere.

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        Histoire de la doctrine médicale homoeopathique, son état actuel dans les principales contrées de lEurope. Application pratique des principes et des moyens de cette doctrine au traitement des maladies

      Paris,: J.-B. Baillière,, 1847.. 2 volumes: xv, 643; 716 pp. 8vo (14,5 x 22,3 cm.). Original printed wrappers (dust soiled and partly very slightly worn), uncut. With a portrait of Hahnemann after Lalaisse, in a fine steel engraving by Geoffroy (the portrait not in Burgess/Wellcome). ¶ Rare. A very good copy of the original edition of Rapou's monumental "Histoire de la doctrine médicale homoeopathique", one of the finest of all histories of homeopathy. "Il décrit tous ses contacts avec les médecins et les sociétés savantes homéopathiques de nombreux pay d'Europe. C'est un récit de voyage tout à fait intéressant qui donne l'état de l'homéopathie au début de sa croissance dans ces pays" (Rabanes). For a Baillière publication of this epoque, a remarkable clean inner copy. Rozet, A 699; Rabanes/Sarembaud p.248/249.

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      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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        Artist's Scrapbook, containing appproximately 215 mounted pen and ink drawings, primarily of fox hunters, horses, hounds, foxes, and hunting scenes

      n.p, ca. 1847-57. (FOX HUNTING) Folio. . Sewn into original brown wrappers (worn) . The artist, from internal evidence, seems to be Rev. H.L. Bennet--clearly an ardent and well-connected sportsman, as most of his sketches are portraits and caricatures of well-known hunting men (and women) of the day, many of whom are identified. These include a portrait of Lord Jersey, who Nimrod called "perhaps the most elegant rider for hounds the world has ever seen", and many others. The drawings are skilfully executed, and are often amusing. A unique production of one of the golden ages of British sport. Including : Examples of 2 pages, 7 images: Mrs. Rowley's Groom on his Compact Mare, Rush Esq, Farthgghoc, Col. Joddsch (?), Lord Anson's steward M-- Wyatt. J.H. Jr, T.T.D. Another: 2 pages; Rev. G. Loyd, T.T Darke Esq., 2 others Another: 2 pages; Col. Goodell, 4 others Mr. Drakes Grey's horse

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        Biographia Literaria or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions. Second Edition Prepared for Publication in Part by the Late Henry Nelson Coleridge. Completed and Published by his Widow

      London: William Pickering, 1847 Publisher's slate cloth with printed paper spine labels. . Two volumes, bound in three. . Spines faded, labels browned, foxing to first few leaves of each volume, but a very good, tight set. Second edition, expanded of one of the primary documents of the English Romantic movement, first published in 1817. The present edition contains a 187-page introduction by Henry Nelson Coleridge, the author's son, and a dedicatory letter from Sara Coleridge, the author's daughter, to William Wordsworth, who co-authored Lyrical Ballads with Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798, stating her "dearest and profoundest wish" that "not only as a Poet, but as a Lover and a Teacher of Wisdom, my Father may continue to be spoken of in connection with you.

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        Desultory Notes on the Government and People of China, and on the Chinese Language, Illustrated with a Sketch of the province of Kwang-Tung

      London.: Allen.. 1847.. 2 folding charts, 4 coloured lithographs, (1 duplicated), folding coloured map 'A Sketch of the Province of Kwang-Tung....', xvi + 250pp, neat stamp of G.D. Musso, an Italian resident of inter-war Shanghai title page, signed J.C. Hall on browned half title. Both folding charts torn along horizontal fold with a little subsequent loss, upper hinge cracked, one chart has been incorrectly folded causing the fold to protrude a little from the binding. Professionally rebound in modern cloth with new endpapers. Lust 124. This interesting work on the province known today as Guangdong is full of detail of daily life and ancedote which, coming as it does, from the pen of the British consulate's interpreter is not surprising. Thomas Taylor Meadows was involved in the many and various exchanges with the Chinese that the Consulate was involved with. As well as the exposure his work gave him to China and the Chinese people, he was in any case interested enough to spend much of his spare time among Chinese people "who before have had no intercourse with Europeans, with the object, which I have constantly kept in view, of making myself acquainted with the institutions and government of the country, and with the character of the people; of discovering the reasons for so many of their actions that appear very odd until these reasons are known...." In the 19 chapters, or notes as the author terms them, of this work such subjects as the Chinese language (6 chapters), mandarins, including information on their duties and salaries, internal stability of the Chinese Empire, how to deal with Chinese and how they view foreigners and foreign countries and opium are discussed. .

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        Anästhesie Sammelband mit 5 Schriften aus der Frühzeit der Anästhesie von 1846, Zeitschrift der k.k. Gesellschaft der Ärzte zu Wien, Dritter Jahrgang, Zweiter Band.

      Wien, Kaulfuss Witwe, Prandel & Comp., 1847. - Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild. (gering berieben). Einzigartige Dokumentation zur Rezeptionsgeschichte einer epochemachenden Erfindung in der Medizingeschichte, nämlich der Entdeckung der anästhesierenden Wirkung des Aethers durch Charles Jackson, erstmals 1846 durch den Zahnarzt Willian Thomas Morton bei einer Zahnextraktion ausgeführt. Die erste Äthernarkose in der Chirurgie - bei der Morton narkotisierte - wurde 1846 zur Entfernung einer Halsgeschwulst durch den Chirurgen John Collins Warren vorgenommen. Die Entdeckung verbreitete sich ungemein schnell in Amerika und Europa. Die vorliegenden Beiträge spiegeln Skepsis und Faszination der Wiener Ärzteschaft gegenüber dem neuen Narkotisierungsverfahren. - Mit Abhandlungen von Franz Schuh: Erfahrungen über die Wirkungen der eingeathmeten Schwefeläther-Dämpfe bei chirurgischen Operationen (S. 345-363), Johann Dumreicher: Beobachtungen über die durch das Einathmen der Dämpfe des Schwefeläthers erzeugte Narcose nach Versuchen an zwei gesunden und dreizehn kranken Individuen (S. 364-371), Eduard Mikschik: Erfahrungen über die Wirkung der Äther-Einathmungen bei chirurgischen Operationen (S. 372-73), Karl Haller: Beitrag zur Würdigung der Äther-Einathmungen während der Vornahme chirurgischer Operationen (S. 374-380), Seifert: Versuche über Äther-Einathmungen an Thieren (S. 381-87). - Erschienen in der Zeitschrift der k.k. Gesellschaft der Ärzte zu Wien, Dritter Jahrgang, Zweiter Band. - Sehr gut erhalten. Titel mit Bibl.-Stempel und Abgabevermerk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Reigning Family of Lahore,

      Calcutta: W. Thacker and Co., 1847. with some Account of the Jummoo Rajahs, their Seik Soldiers and their Sirdars; edited by … with notes on Malcolm, Prinsep, Lawrence, Steinbach, McGregor, and the Calcutta Review. Octavo (224 × 137 mm) Recent half calf on marbled boards to style, red morocco label, raised bands with gilt milled roll, gilt lozenges to the compartments, dun endpapers. Folding map frontispiece and 5 plates, double-sided folding genealogical table. Contents a little browned, but overall very good. First edition. Institutionally well-represented, but only one copy at auction in the last 40 years. Smyth "had been in India for twenty-six years and could claim to be well-informed" (Khurana, British Historiography on the Sikh Power in the Punjab, p96). He explains in his introduction that he was encouraged to write the book by George Broadfoot, at the time Agent to the Governor-General of the North West Frontier, an appointment which "was partly the cause and partly the result of the conviction that a war with the Sikhs could no longer be avoided," the purpose of the work being to promote the idea of the inevitability of conflict. The war broke out before Smyth could complete the book, Broadfoot had been killed at Ferozeshahr, so the context at the time of its publication was inevitably entirely altered. Smyth's personal experiences of the war were such that he "wrote his account of the proceedings of the British with the same acid pen as he had used against the Sikhs. This rendered the book 'infamous', but at the same time it went a long way to exposing the hollowness of the British victory in the First Anglo-Sikh War …" Smyth was thorough in his research, he had spoken with Broadfoot on the subject, obtained translations of a number of indigenous sources, and had read Malcolm, Prinsep, Lawrence, and Steinbach, also being "conversant with some of the leading journals." But his main source were "the notes of a Captain Gardner [Alexander Gardner, Gordana Khan] of the Seik Artillery, who has for several years past supplied important information to the British Government" (Introduction). The questionable accuracy of parts of Smyth's account can be explained "by his undue reliance on Gardner who, though never as wicked as the Calcutta Review tried to make out, was never so dependable as Smyth projects him to be" (Khurana). However, as a document of the development of British understanding of the Sikhs it remains an important historiographical source. This copy somewhat enhanced by copious, contemporary highly opinionated, marginal pencilled comments. The hand is difficult and sometimes the notes slightly faded, but they were evidently added by a soldier familiar with the events and personalities described, and are almost equally acerbic about the British - particularly John Company and the Government - and the Sikhs. The author of the comments was almost certainly with the 50th Regiment, who were in the thick of the action at Mudki, Ferozeshahr, Aliwal and Sobraon, each of the officers of that regiment being marked off in impressive subscribers list. Carmichael Smyth has a claim to great notoriety in being the man whose action in insisting on the issue of the new cartridge cases at Meerut in 1857 struck the first sparks of the Indian Mutiny. A scarce and highly desirable contemporary source on Anglo-Sikh relations.

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

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

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        THE HISTORY OF DUNDEE FROM THE EARLIEST TO THE PRESENT TIME .Embracing an account of the Manufacture, Commerce & Shipping. Its Antiquities ,Civil and Ecclesiastical, with the Ancient Rent-Rolls , Charters and an Account of The Barony of Dundee.

      Robert Walker , Dundee ,1847. - 8vo + 400 , View of Dundee , Illustrated title page,with new tissue guard, Second title page. Recently rebound in half calf black with black linen boards. raised bands Leather title label blocked in gilt. Newendpapers A Very Nice copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JANE EYRE: An Autobiography. Edited By Currer Bell

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1847. 3 volumes. RARE FIRST EDITION of the great masterpiece by Charlotte Bronte. 8vo, in very attractive bindings of full tan calf, the spines richly gilt decorated in compartments between raised gilt decorated bands, the boards gilt framed, two of the spine compartments with contrasting red and green morocco labels gilt lettered and decorated. Publisher's ad catalogue is retained and bound in. [xiii], 303; 304; 304; with the catalogue of advertisements pp. A very fine copy, beautifully preserved and clean throughout. RARE, AND ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER BOOKS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. JANE EYRE IS NOT ONLY THE FIRST NOVEL PUBLISHED BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE, but is also the first published of the Bronte Sisters. In an amazing year for them, all three published a work in 1847 under a 'Bell' pseudonym. Charlotte's was first, the two others were Emily's Wuthering Heights (published as Ellis Bell) and Anne's Agnes Grey (published as Acton Bell). All three are very scarce indeed. JANE EYRE is especially scarce, the print run of the first edition was approximately only 500 copies. It is a cornerstone book of multiple collections; early novels, English literature, Women's literature. It is a work which helped to define the novel as we know it. With its internalization of action, its focus on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility it creates a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry and thus it revolutionized the art of fiction. It is also considered a full generation ahead of its time for the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and what has been coined 'proto-feminism'.

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        The New England Historical & Genealogical Register

      Boston: Samuel G. Drake and The New England Historic, Genealogical Society, 1847-68. (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 . 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

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