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

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

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        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 .pp.vi + 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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        The Complete Angler; Or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation... with Copious Notes, for the Most Part Original, a Bibliographical Preface, Giving an Account of Fishing and Fishing-Books, from the Earliest Antiquity to the Time of Walton, and a Notice of Cotton and His Writings, by the American Editor

      NY & London: Wiley & Putnam. Very Good-; Bright tight copy, board just beginning to show at three . corners, a quarter inch piece of cloth lacking at base of spine .. 1847. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Publisher's cloth with horizontal light and dark brown bands, gilt fishing motive on front board with same in blind on rear board, with blind stamp rule frames on both covers, title and large fish in gilt on spine, cxi, [1], 249, 210p., illustrated index. **Coigney 61, binding matches first binding except for color. Bruns B146. Horne #60. .

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        DONO D’AMORE Fine Facsimile Edition

      Vallecchi. New. Hardcover. <p>An exquisite specimen of sixteenth-century Florentine miniature art, conserved at the Biblioteca Riccardiana of Florence, the Capponi-Ridolfi Prayer Book, relives today thanks to Vallecchi, in a precious facsimile edition of only 483 copies. </p> <p>Capponi and Ridolfi, two historical families of Florence.  Aristocrats by birth and politicians by vocation, Gino Capponi and Cosimo Ridolfi belonged to the group of moderate liberals summoned by Leopold II of Lorraine in 1847 to administer the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.  Conserved in the Biblioteca Riccardiana and inventoried under number 483, this splendid volume was a wedding gift, which recalls the marriage of two descendants of the illustrious houses in 1500, Niccola di Andrea di Niccola Capponi and Antonia di Battista di Luigi Ridolfi.  Of extremely limited dimensions, only a few centimetres each side, and yet of exquisite workmanship, it is one of the smallest prayer books that has come down to the present day.  An extreme synthesis of an art by then at its dusk, as was the miniature in the late fifteenth century, this manuscript was commissioned from Monte di Giovanni, one of the greatest Florentine masters of the time, who conferred on its tiny pages, the same breadth found in the tables and large anthem books for public use.  We have recreated this wealth and preciousness by using a special parchment paper, on which hot-tooled gold has been applied, using the reverse procedure compared to typographical printing, so as to give the page all of the worn and vibrant naturalness of the backgrounds and the very subtle design of the highlights.  Entirely bound and sewn by hand, also due to the total absence of tools capable of offering help in working such small pages, the volume is lined in velvet like the original, while the cut of the pages has gilt embossing, in total philological respect of the work.  The volume has a commentary with a study by Giovanna Lazzi, directress of the Biblioteca Riccardiana of Florence, and is contained in an elegant book-shaped case with hot-tooled silver.  We propose it to all those who wish to share with us the pleasure of a rare pearl, in a limited and numbered edition of 483 copies. </p> .

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        A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1847. Folio. (17 3/16 x 13 7/8 inches). Lithographic title with large vignette, letterpress &#39;table of contents,&#39; hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, 72 hand-coloured lithographed maps, charts and city plans. Publisher&#39;s red half morocco, large red morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt and mounted on upper cover (extremities rubbed and scuffed). Modern cloth box, morocco lettering piece. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand- coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories, and including an unnumbered map of &#39;Oregon and Upper California,&#39; not called for in the contents list and rarely found in this edition. Here, it is bound between maps numbered 35 and 36. Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 43 maps of the area, including a fine double-page coast-to-coast map of the United States. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner&#39;s New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the Atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid- 1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, alter and hand-colour the maps. Phillips Atlases 6104; cf. Ristow pp. 311; Rumsey p.275

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        Nagasaki Miyage [Souvenir of Nagasaki]

      Nagasaki,, 1847.. 232 x 159 mm., 40 double leaves in the Japanese style; with altogether four full-page and 12 double-page woodcut illustrations; sewn in original pale blue paper wrapper with titling label; stitching loose but in excellent condition; newly preserved in a handsome oblong bookform box of dark blue quarter morocco, spine banded and gilt. This beautiful woodblock guide to Nagasaki and its sights is the first such book of its kind: it concentrates on the Dutch (and Chinese) traders in the city, in the pre-Meiji period when except under special circumstances Japanese people were forbidden to travel abroad and the few foreigners allowed into the country were confined to certain compounds within Japan.The merchants of the VOC or Dutch East Indies Company were exotic figures: their confinement to Deshima which was shared between Dutch and Chinese trading houses, meant that they would barely have been seen by most residents of Nagasaki, let alone other Japanese of the period. The depiction of the exotic foreigners in the Japanese decorative arts began in the early-eighteenth century, and the style in which they are shown is surprisingly consistent.Jack Hillier has noted of this publication that 'although separate-sheet prints of the Dutch and Chinese traders were produced in some numbers in Nagasaki from c. 1750, the earliest book on the town and its foreign commerce published in the town itself did not appear until 1847'.The illustrations include a woodcut map of the harbour showing a Dutch vessel, followed by a double-page woodcut showing Chinese traders seated at a table with a servant handing up books to them. Willem van Gulik, who has studied the nineteenth-century depictions of the Dutch residents in Japan, has identified this scene as the library of the Chinese trade settlement south of Deshima. (cf Van Gulik plate 46).Another double-page illustration shows a Dutch merchant in formal stance, his Indonesian servant carrying a decanter and glass on a tray. The figure is identified in Japanese as 'the red-haired man' - a commonly used tag for a Dutchman. Other illustrations include a panoramic view of the Deshima compound, a wonderful double-page view of a Dutch ship in harbour, and a double-page depiction (Van Gulik plates 47a and 47b) of Dutchmen with Japanese courtesans from Maruyama in the dining room of the Chief's residence on Deshima. These women, known as Oranda-yuki ("women that go with the Dutch"), 'were an important source of information on the lifestyle of the Dutch on Deshima'.A delightful portrait of a Dutch woman in evening dress seated in a chair depicts Mimi de Villeneuve, who came to Deshima to join her husband and whose features the Japanese found quite remarkable (cf Van Gulik plate 54 for another). A charming elephant ("Olifant") portrays an animal first brought into the country by the Dutch traders for presentation to the shÙgun along with other natural curiosities.Other views of the Nagasaki region depict harbour scenes (including the junk fleet), the ships, bridges, streets and roofs of Nagasaki, river scenes and the surrounding countryside, a procession and a kite festival.Van Gulik, Nederlanders in Nagasaki, Amsterdam, 1998, passim.

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        Traite de l&#39; Hysterie

      Paris: J.-B. Bailliere and Lyon Charles Savy Jeune, 1847. First Edition. 8vo. pp. [8], 516. Pages generally clean with some mild scattered foxing. Bound in contemporary or somewhat later quarter black morocco with marbled boards and endpapers. Jean Louis Brachet (1789-1858) French professor of pathology and a member of L&#39;Académie imperiale de médecine. His book Traite de l&#39; Hysterie was an important early modern study on the subject. The author classifies and describes different forms of hysteria in males and females. [Hirsch I, p. 554-555].

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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&#39; 15&#39;&#39;; 24° 7&#39; 11&#39;&#39;; & 29° 30&#39; 48&#39;&#39;. 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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        The American Coast Pilot; containing Directions for the Principal Harbors, Capes and Headlands, on the Coasts of North and South America: describing the Soundings, Bearings of the Lighthouses and Beacons from the Rocks, Shoals, Ledges, &c. with the Prevailing Winds, Setting of the Currents, &c. and the Latitudes and Longitudes of the Principal Harbors and Capes; together with a Tide Table

      New York: Edmund and George W. Blunt, 1847. hardcover. very good. 689 pp. including preface, index and supplemental tables. Illustrated with 17 maps, 13 of which fold out. Fifteenth edition. Inscription on first free fly page "Kimball Harlow Duxbury, Mass". Minor staining throughout. Wear to original full calf binding. Spine has been expertly repaired. Beautiful early exploration of the eastern coasts of the Americas. Notable sea charts include Boston Harbor, Long Island Sound, the Chesapeake Bay and Pensacola Harbor, and a beautiful view of the Virgin Islands.

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        GLEANINGS FROM A GATHERED HARVEST [BOUND WITH] JUDAH&#146;S LION [FIRST ENGLISH-LANGUAGE ZIONIST NOVEL]

      New York, M. W. Dodd; New York, H. Long & Bro.. 1847; 1843. Later cloth. 16mo. 216; 406 pages. 17 cm. Gleanings From a Gathered Harvest, Singerman 0914, (1847) second edition. Judah&#146;s Lion, Singerman 0832, First edition. Two volumes bound together; the Dodd engraved title page is absent from Judah&#146;s Lion; contains the previous owner&#146;s decorative stamp (Alfred L. Brown) on first page of first page of each work. Attractively bound in contemporary half leather and marbled boards with gilt title on spine. Contains the first English &#145;Zionist&#146; novel by Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, bound with &#145;Gleaning from a Gather Harvest&#146; a collection of essays and editorials on contemporary morals, customs, and domestic economy in New York, with essays on Immigration and observance of the Sabbath, written by the famous American proto-Zionist Mordecai Manuel Noah, an &#147;American politician, journalist, playwright, and philanthropist; born in Philadelphia, Pa. , July 19, 1785; died in New York city March 22, 1851. [&#133;] Noah&#39;s place in Jewish history is due to his activity as a Jewish liberator and nationalist. His travels in Europe and his thorough acquaintance with Jewish affairs had opened his eyes to the unfortunate situation of the Jews&#151;a homeless people lodged in the midst of other peoples with whom they could never amalgamate. Like the majority of Zionists, Noah advocated the restoration of the Jews to Palestine, their ancient heritage; and though he firmly believed in the coming of the Messiah, he nevertheless held to the view that the restoration of the Jews must come about through the Jews themselves. &#148; (EJ 1906) Judah&#146;s Lion is considered to be the first English language &#145;Zionist Novel&#146; (it predates George Eliot&#146;s &#145;Daniel Deronda&#146; by thirty years) ; the story concerns the return of an English Jew (Alick) to the Holy Land; it binds together English and Jewish history. This was the last novel the author wrote. Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (1790-1846) wrote on the plight of English women factory workers, was well known in her time for her novels, essays and poems, was passionate about gardening, a pioneer of deaf education, and also wrote children&#146;s stories. In her later years she defended the rights of Judaism, and in her last three years was a close friend of Moses Montefiore. Subjects: Jews - Fiction. Fiction (English) . United States - Social life and customs - 1783-1865. OCLC lists 7 copies of this edition of Gleanings and 17 copies of Judah&#146;s Lion. This edition (1847) of Gleanings sold at auction in 2011 for US 1080; The last copy of Lion offered at auction, over 20 years ago in 1987, sold for US 400. Light rubbing to edges of leather, very light foxing throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-33) .

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        THE FLOWERS PERSONIFIED: BEING A TRANSLATION OF GRANDVILLE&#39;S "LES FLEURS ANIMEES." [bound with:] MODERN BOTANY FOR LADIES; AND LADIES&#39; HORTICULTURE. BY CTE. FOELIX. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH. [bound with:] SUPPLEMENT TO THE "LADIES&#39; BOTANY." FROM THE HISTORY OF BOTANY

      New York: Published by R. Martin, 1847-49.. Three titles bound in one volume. 385,[1],iii,[3],152,8pp. plus fifty handcolored plates and two uncolored plates. Additional handcolored titlepage in first volume. Quarto. Original morocco, elaborately stamped in pictorial gilt, rebacked, with original richly gilt backstrip laid down, a.e.g. Binding a bit rubbed and edgeworn. An occasional fox mark, but generally very clean internally. A very attractive copy. The first American edition of this fabulous work, featuring fine steel engravings of anthropomorphized plants in what can only be described as surreal situations, delicately handcolored. It would be difficult to single out one image which this cataloguer could label his favorite, but the personification of Hemlock, busily poisoning a rabbit, with a frog already pushing up daisies and a mouse losing its dinner in the background, or the poor Hawthorne, being pursued by clippers with legs and a leering face, are sufficient to indicate the tone of the plates. Bennett suggests that "the altogether charming and graceful text is certainly a far cry from the mess of assorted poems generally used by Americans as the background of color plate flower volumes." "The steel plates for this American edition were cut, with some changes from the Paris original, in New York. The publisher could not resist adding the names of several New York florists to the plate &#39;The Flower Market.&#39; Despite its grotesque images, it is perhaps the most elaborate book of its kind from the gift book era" - Reese. BENNETT, p.25. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 55.

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        EMBARKATION PLACE AT GORGONA, RIVER CHAGRES 1847

      [Panama]. 1847.. Pen-and-ink and watercolor on card, mounted to a larger sheet at a contemporary date, captioned in ink on the larger sheet below the image. Image size (including text): 6 ¾ x 9 1/4 inches. Sheet size: 14 1/2 x 21 inches. Very good. This scene on the Chagres River, in 1847, precedes by a year the wave of travellers who passed by here en route to California in 1848 and 1849. The Panama route was probably the single most used route to California at the height of the Gold Rush, and travellers paid huge prices for the services of the small boats, shown in this watercolor, which took them upriver until they finished crossing the Isthmus by mule. The Chagres route was the quickest way to California, but the malarial swamps, also shown here, made it the most dangerous path to the gold fields.

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        THE FRUITS AND FRUIT TREES OF AMERICA; OR, THE CULTURE, PROPAGATION, AND MANAGEMENT, IN THE GARDEN AND ORCHARD, OF FRUIT TREES GENERALLY; WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE FINEST VARIETIES OF FRUIT, NATIVE AND FOREIGN, CULTIVATED IN THIS COUNTRY

      New York & London: Wiley and Putnam, 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. The text is foxed throughout, heaviest to the title page and less so to the color plates, two of which have tears (not in the image) repaired from the back with archival tape. A few small areas of loss of color but nothing significant. In spite of its faults, a rare, beautiful, and desirable book in a Fine binding. Quarto in 6s (6" x 9-3-8") bound in recent dark brown calf leather-backed marbled boards with burgundy and green morocco spine labels, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine; xiv, 594 pages: lacks 8 text pages (103-106 and 135-138). Illustrated with 65 hand-colored lithograph plates by Lemercier of Paris and over 200 wood-engraved illustrations in the text. THE FIRST EDITION WITH COLORED PLATES of the most important and influential book on pomology published in America. First published in 1845, the book went through some 20 editions until 1900. All of the early editions are rare, and only two, published in 1847 and 1850, contain color plates and are also printed on larger paper. The plates were colored by hand and finished by Lemercier of Paris from drawings made in America. The text makes no reference to these exquisite color plates of apples, pears, cherries, plums, berries, and other fruits, and as Plesch (page 219) says, they "seem to have crept into the volume by stealth." It has been supposed that there was no fixed edition; perhaps copies were put together as the demand warranted, and as a result the plate count varies from copy to copy. Both the Plesch and the Bennett (page 35) copies, for example, had 69 plates, though both were the later 1850 edition. The only other copy currently on the market contains 67 plates.

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        Piccinino, Le

      1847. first edition. Piracy, Banditry and Disorder"Bewitching Beauty Inflames DesiresUncut, in the Original Printed WrappersSAND, George. Le Piccinino. Paris: Desessart, Éditeur, 1847.First edition. Five octavo volumes (9 1/16 x 5 7/16 inches; 231 x 139 mm.). [4], 315, [1, blank], [1, &#147;Table&#148;], [3, blank] (final blank leaf pasted to rear pastedown); [4], 301, [1, blank], [1, &#147;Table&#148;], [1, blank]; [4], 307, [1, &#147;Table&#148;]; 308, [1, &#147;Table&#148;], [3, blank] (final blank leaf pasted to rear pastedown); [4, advertisements], [4], 318, [1, &#147;Table], [1, blank] pp.Uncut, in the original yellow printed wrappers. Advertisements on rear wrappers. Spines chipped in places and a little darkened. Some light foxing and edge browning, as usual. An excellent copy. Each volume housed in a marbled board slipcase and the five volumes housed together in two quarter blue morocco clamshell cases.Astonishingly, only one copy of this novel featuring "piracy, banditry and disorder" (Jacinta Wright, Reinventing the Bandit: George Sand&#39;s "Piccinino", 1846. George Sand et l&#39;empire des lettres. Anne McCall, editor. Presses universitaires du nouveau monde., pp51-62, 2004) has come to auction within the last thirty-five years.Le Piccinino is the tale of a bewitching Sicilian princess whose beauty inflames the desires of everyone she encounters, whether artist, noble, commoner, or bandit."Nothing could be more charming than her tales of mystery, intrigue, and adventure&#133;Le Piccinino [et al] - these things have all the spontaneous inventiveness of the romances of Alexander Dumas, his open-air quality, his pleasure in a story for a story&#39;s sake..." (Henry James, Literary Criticism: French Writers, p. 730).On April 16, 1847, Chopin wrote to his family: &#147;her new romance entitled (thus far) Piccinino (which means: little). The action takes place on Sicily. Many lovely things; I do not doubt that it will be more to Ludwika&#146;s liking than [Sand&#39;s] Lucretia, which also aroused less enthusiasm among others here&#133;A great deal of naturalness, of poetry, I remember what a pleasure it was to listen to her reading it&#148; (Fryderyk Chopin&#151;Calendary).George Sand (pen name of Amandine Lucie Aurore Dupin, Baronne Dudevant, 1804-1876) &#147; was as famous for her &#145;unfeminine&#146; independence, her habit of wearing men&#146;s clothes, and her love affairs with such prominent artistic figures as Alfred de Musset and Frédéric Chopin, as for her writings. In 1831 she left her husband, Baron Dudevant. Her work is usually divided into three distinct periods, the first of which, intensely romantic, corresponds to her affair with Musset&#133;The novels of this period plead the right of free love for both men and women, and include such works as Indiana [1832], Lélia (1833), and Valentine (1832). During the next decade George Sand became interested in various humanitarian reform movements and published such works as Consuelo (1842) and Le Meunier d&#146;Angibault (1845). Her last group of novels, sentimental studies of nature and of rustic manners, includes La Mare au diable (1846), La Petite Fadette (1848), and François le Champi (1850)&#148; (Benét&#146;s Reader&#146;s Encyclopedia).Vicaire VII, col. 231. Not in Carteret.

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        Portelet Bay, Jersey.

      Jersey 1847 - Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured. Size: 47.2 x 64.1 cm. Very good condition. 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. Described by Le Capelain as "A quiet rock-encircled nook, where few sounds are ever heard, save of the splashing wave or sea-brid's cry, upon whose yellow sands foot-prints are seldom seen. In the centre of the bay is a rocky islet and martello tower, beyond which a mass of bold rocks terminate the view". Abbey, Scenery, 554.

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        THE NEW ZEALANDERS ILLUSTRATED (Fine Facsimile Edition)

      London: Thomas M&#39;Lean (Sydney, Australia: A. H. & A. W. Reed). Fine. 1847 (1966). Hardcover. This fine facsimile edition, limited to 750 copies (which had long been sold out) , this being #47 is an exact reproduction of the original 1847 edition. Three quarter maroon leather bound cover with marbled boards is in Fine condition. Gilt top edge has some very minor scuffs. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Marbled end sheets and paste downs pristine. Pages absolutely pristine and book has never been fully cracked open. Elephant folio 22" x 15". Contents include everything from the original 1847 edition including: Title page plus additional superbly reproduced color lithographic additional title page; lithographic dedication to Prince Albert; Preface; General Remarks; List of subscribers; 60 color lithographic plates with facing descriptive pages (all printed on one side only) ; followed by facsimile pages from the original 1846 edition that was original published in parts; facsimile publisher&#39;s descriptive page; laid-in page regarding "Plate LVIII"; signed certification by Kyodo Printing Company, Tokyo, Japan, dated Oct. 20th, 1966 laid in. Comes in facsimile publisher&#39;s original carton. ; 22" x 15" .

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        Aventures les plus curieuses des Voyageurs

      Paris,: Belin-Leprieur et Morizot,, 1847.. Two volumes, octavo, frontispiece in each volume plus 38 plates in the text; some foxing throughout, small repair to one spine and small defect on back board, otherwise an excellent set in original blue cloth, with elaborate gilt decorations. A very detailed illustrated history of the grands voyages for children including La PÈrouse, Dumont d'Urville and the third voyage of James Cook with an apparently original version of the "Death of Cook".Not in Beddie.

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        The Domestic Bible 2 Volumes Leatherbound The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorized Version

      London: Partridge and Oakey. Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued. 1847. Hardcover. 2 volumes. Leatherbound. Embossed Gold Gilt design on spine and cover. Hubbed Spine. Light shelfwear, else Very Good Plus condition. Family genealogy from 1800s on endpapers. Some foxing. Illustrated with numerous engravings. No copyright but the preface is dated 1847. 1064 pages plus index. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1064 pages .

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        Elias. Ein Oratorium nach Worten des alten Testaments, Op.70. [ Elijah ].

      Bonn: bei N. Simrock, 1847.. Full score (for solo voices, chorus and orchestra), plate printed (Pl. no 4651). Additional full-page lithographic title "Baal" ( Elijah looking to heaven) by Christian Hahn after a drawing by Julius Hübner, whose monogram appears in the date: "18JH47". Folio (13 1/2 x 11 inches), 385-pages.Parallel text in English and German (the English libretto translated by William Bartholomew).Near contemporary presentation binding of full green morocco, both covers elaborately ruled and decorated in gilt with inlaid crimson morocco gilt frame enclosing a further 6 inlaid panels of olive green morocco decorated in gilt surrounding a further gilt ornamental frame the centre gilt blocked "Elijah". Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt lettered direct to 2 compartments, decorative gilt blocked to the remaining 4 compartments, all edges gilt, wide inner gilt dentelles. With on front pastedown a gilt lettered green morocco presentation panel "Presented to G. W. Martin Esq. by Ladies of the Choir as an Acknowledgement of his Uniform Kindness and Courtesy and in Recognition of his Valuable Services as Founder and Conductor of the National Choral Society, June 1862". Some foxing, corners, joints and headbands rubbed; upper joint cracked, lower joint partially so. Two later signatures dated 1899 and 1909 on front fly. Note: H. Lemoine & Ewer & Co (joint copyright owners) also appear in imprint.

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

      Ciudad de los Angeles, january 22, 1847. 4to. 1p. pen and ink on paper. Some old folds, very light soiling, old adhesion in lower blank margin, else fine, in half blue morocco folding case with gilt stamped blue morocco label on upper cover . Rare and of historic importance, this document from FrEmont&#39;s short-lived Governorship of California, during which time he attempted to establish civil rule in the new territory. The document reads: "To all to whom these presents shall come, Greetings: Know ye that I, J.C. FrEmont Governor of the Territory of California in virtue of the authority in me vested and for the purpose of an immediate organisation of the territory so as to render it conformable to civil law do hereby appoint a member of the Legislative Council to hold said office until by election his successor shall be appointed. Given under my hand and seal this 22nd day of January A.D. One thousand eight hundred and forty seven at the Ciudad de Los Angele. [Signed:] J.C. FrEmont. Governor & Commander in Chief of California. Attest: Wm H. Naples Secy of State" California had become an American Territory only 6 days prior, when, in a famous controversy, FrEmont was appointed Civil Governor by Commodore Stockton. When orders were received shortly thereafter from Washington appointing General S.W. Kearny to the position, a serious conflict ensued between Stockton and Kearny. FrEmont&#39;s refusal to obey orders from Kearny led to his court martial, and, after a trial which lasted more than a year, he was eventually convicted of of "mutiny," "disobedience to the lawful command of a superior officer," and "conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline," he was finally sentenced to dismissal from the service. President Polk approved of the conviction for disobedience and mutiny, but remitted the penalty, and FrEmont resigned. This episode was followed by FrEmont&#39;s famous expeditions to the Rockies, his campaign for the Senate, and finally his campaign for the Presidency as a Republican in 1856 - the first man, in fact, to run for the Presidency as a Republican. The Republicans heralded their first candidate, with the chant, "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Speech, Free Men, FrEmont." In a losing effort FrEmont nonetheless captured 33% of the popular vote

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        A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands

      Hartford,: Hezekiah Huntington,, 1847.. Octavo, with steel-engravings; original gilt and blind-stamped leather, small split to lower hinge, with the usual foxing, but a very good copy in the scarcer special binding. 'The most important book on the history of the American Protestant mission in Hawaii during the years 1820-1841, and one of the key books of Hawaiian history...' (Forbes). This is the first edition of one of the most informative books on Hawaii during the early missionary years.Bingham was instrumental in developing the idea that Cook's acceptance of the apparent worship of the Hawaiians in 1779 was largely responsible for his death, writing 'we can hardly avoid the conclusion, that for the direct encouragement of idolatry, and especially for his audacity in allowing himself like the proud and magisterial Herod to be idolized, he was left to infatuation and died by the visitation of God.'Bingham's name crops up everywhere in the history of the period: he arrived in Honolulu in 1820 and spent the following 21 years in missionary work. He quickly learned Hawaiian, and created a written version of the language which he used, with William Ellis, to begin printing in native Hawaiian; he helped his missionary colleagues to translate the Bible into Hawaiian. He received support from the royal family and the travels that he made through the islands with this official sanction enabled him to gather their impressions which appeared in this book written after he finally left for the United States in 1840. Sabin said that it was probably the best work on the Sandwich Islands There were additional Hartford editions in 1848 and 1849 and another one published at Canandaigua, New York, in 1855.Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 1630; Hill (2nd edn), 127; Judd, 20.

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

      New York: G. & W. Endicott, 1847. Tinted lithograph, engraved by C. Parsons after Whiting. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and a 1 3/4" loss in the lower left corner of the sheet. Trimmed on all sides. 14 1/8 x 19 inches. 15 1/4 x 20 inches. From Whiting&#39;s "Army Portfolio," a very scarce series of Mexican War views, which is not only one of the primary visual records of the conflict, but also a fine topographical work that accurately recorded the area at a crucial turning point in its history. "The rarest lithographs of the war" (Tyler). According to Whiting family tradition, the work was limited to no more than 24 sets (quoted by Goodspeed&#39;s of Boston: "The Month at Goodspeed&#39;s Book Shop" vol. XXI, nos. 2-3, Nov-Dec. 1959, p. 43). In late 1845, General Taylor&#39;s army was camped at Corpus Christi, Texas. In January 1846, they advanced to the United States side of the Rio Grande, where they remained until May, and then marched on to the strongly fortified city of Monterey, which was taken in September. Whiting&#39;s work documents this campaign. Although he originally intended to continue the series beyond five plates, the original drawings for the additional plates were lost aboard a steamboat that sank in the Mississippi. Daniel Powers Whiting was born in Troy, New York, and graduated in 1832 from the U.S. Military Academy, where he received formal training as a topographical artist. He was assigned to the 7th U.S. Infantry, with which he served in various garrisons before being promoted to captain in the spring of 1845. During the Mexican War, he served in the army of General Zachary Taylor and was made major "for gallant and meritorious conduct" in the battles of Fort Brown, Monterey, Vera Cruz, and Cerro Gordo. After the war, he fought the Seminoles, joined the Utah expedition of 1859, served in various garrisons in Missouri and Kansas, and completed frontier duty in the Indian Territory. During the Civil War, he commanded at Fort Garland, Colorado (1861-1862), was a member of the Board of Examination at Annapolis (1862-1863), and commanded at Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania (1864). At the time of his retirement for "disability resulting from long and faithful service," he was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 6th Infantry. Cf. America on Stone, p. 175; cf. Eberstadt 162, 910; cf. Streeter Sale 275; cf. Tyler, The Mexican War, pp. 24-45.

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

      New York: Published by Strong and Burdick (Vol. I), and Green and Spencer (Vol. II), 1847-1848.. Two volumes. Vol. I: 137,[1],iv pp.; lithographic additional title, frontispiece, and fifty plates, printed in colors and finished by hand. Vol. II: 192pp.; lithographic additional title, frontispiece, and forty- six plates, printed in colors and finished by hand. Quarto. Original pictorial gilt cloth, spines richly gilt in vine pattern, a.e.g. Boards lightly rubbed, corners worn and bumped, worn at spine ends. Scattered foxing, confined largely to the text but with a few fox marks on some plates, but with the plates generally clean and brightly colored. A very good set. The first two volumes of this four-volume work. The last two volumes are quite rare. Asa Strong, a physician, was one of the most popular natural history writers of his day. The qualities of each plant are given and its medicinal uses explained. Several of the plates were drawn by the noted illustrator, Edwin Whitefield, and others are by D.W. Moody. A definitive collation for this work as problematic, as Stafleu notes: "The copies listed in The National Union Catalog show a great variation." According to Stafleu, there are three issues of volume I, dated 1846, 1847, and 1848. The present set includes the 1848 third issue of volume I, which should have a frontispiece, engraved title and fifty plates. The present copy includes all those and is therefore complete. The second volume contains one more plate than called for by Stafleu (who notes only an additional titlepage, frontispiece, and forty- five plates). Bennett writes: "The publisher clearly did not count pages of color plates when listing the numbers on the title pages, but counted every separate item on each page. It has even been suspected that he counted fly-specks" (p.103). Bennett further notes that complete sets of Strong&#39;s AMERICAN FLORA... are "extremely difficult to locate." Strong is particularly interesting as one of the first publications to include introduced exotics, including plants from Africa. BENNETT, p.103. BRADLEY BIBLIOGRAPHY III, p.58. McGRATH, p.218. B.A. Norton, EDWIN WHITEFIELD, p.145. STAFLEU & COWAN TL2 13.290.

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        Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains, to the mouth of the Columbia River; made during the years 1845 and 1846: containing minute descriptions of the valleys of the Williamette, Umpqua, and Clamet; a general description of Oregon Territory ... a list of necessary outfits for emigrants; and a table of distances from camp to camp on the route

      Cinncinnati: J.A. & U.P.James, 1847. 12mo signed in fours and eights. (8 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches). 189pp. Original printed front wrapper, with spine and rear wrapper in matching paper. Front wrapper soiled and stained. In near fine condition internally, very clean and fresh. Untrimmed. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. One of the most complete accounts of wagon trail life: first edition, second issue, with corrections made on pages 31 and 121 and without the errata slip tipped in at page 189. Waves of overland immigration engulfed Oregon from 1843 onwards. The overland migration of 1845 was one of the largest, and it also produced the present work by Joel Palmer. His journal is the only published contemporary account by a participant in the 1845 migration, which numbered some three thousand people and more than doubled the white population of Oregon. Howes describes this as the "Most reliable of the early guides to Oregon." 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. Ayer (Chinook) 48; Field 1165; Graff 3172; Hill 1287; Howes p47, "c."; Pilling, Chinookan, p.57; Pilling, Proof-sheets 2286; Smith 7886; cf. Streeter Sale 3146 (1st issue); Wagner- Camp 136:2.

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        Plate CXVI American Black or Silver Fox. (Vulpes Fulves, Desm. Var Argentatus, Rich.) The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J. , 1847. Imperial Folio Edition Fine with rich original hand-coloring. Plate CXVI. Vulpes Fulves, Desm. Var Argentatus, Rich. Black and Silver Fox Original and rare hand-colored lithograph (21 x 27 inches, 533.4 x 686.8 mm) by JT Bowen after painting by John Woodhouse Audubon, for the Imperial Folio Edition of the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. This Black and Silver Fox is in Very Fine condition with bright and rich original hand-coloring, the brightest we have seen to date. Expertly custom framed in conservation materials, as shown, by Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA, ILAB. Framed size is 36 x 31 inches, 914 x 787.4 mm. & The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America&#39;s most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America&#39;s native animals. Audubon&#39;s effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon&#39;s classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. & Audubon&#39;s dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production.& Today, the tale of Audubon&#39;s westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America&#39;s premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs.& Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon&#39;s legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America&#39;s native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon&#39;s paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. & Although Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books has featured the monumental edition of Audubon&#39;s work since 1989, this new collection of plates is the strongest body of mammals we have has the good fortune to acquire. These plates have not seen the light of day, thus the coloring of each of the plates is strong and rich, hand-painted with a multitude of subtle colors which are often lost to fading. In a word, these prints are the finest Audubon animals available, and must been seen. (Blum, Picturing Nature, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. Sabin 2367, Wood 208).

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        A Voyage of Discovery

      London,: John Murray, 1847.. Octavo, two volumes, with a total of eight lithographic plates (including frontispieces), eight maps (three folding),m, and chapter titles with attractive steel-engraved vignettes after sketches by Hooker, manuscript dedication to front free endpaper of volume I; spines browned and showing some wear (rebacked retaining original gilt lettered cloth), water-stain affects frontispiece of first volume otherwise very good. First edition inscribed and signed by Captain Ross to the Reverend George Peacock, Dean of Ely. Peacock was a mathematics tutor at Cambridge, a friend and colleague of John Herschel and Charles Babbage, and had been influential in having a young Charles Darwin appointed to the Beagle. During his expedition Ross named a particularly high peak in the Admiralty Range at the head of the Kelly Glacier in honour of Peacock.Ross's account of his two voyages in the Erebus and Terror is 'one of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration' (Hill). In the course of the expedition Ross reached the highest latitude yet attained, determined the position of the Magnetic Pole and travelled within 160 miles of it. Ross was accompanied by the eminent botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker who contributed significantly to the study of Australian flora and later became a loyal friend of Charles Darwin; Hooker contributed many illustrations to the present volume. Of special interest is a large and dramatic folding lithograph of the Antarctic ice shelf, executed with a sense of scale dwarfing the vessels Erebus and Terror. This wonderful plate is followed by a large and finely engraved folding chart of the ice shelf marked with the surveys of Ross' expedition and the United States Exploring expedition under Captain Wilkes.The Antarctic bibliographer Michael Rosove notes that the publisher, John Murray, continued to issue the first edition for many years with the advertisements at the rear of the second volume updated as further copies were sent for binding and distribution to booksellers. The advertisements for this set are dated January 1847, indicating its earliest issue.Hill, 1487; Rosove, 276.

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

      London: John Murray 1847, 1st UK Edition. () lii,(4),366; x,(4)447pp. Near fine. Octavo. (15.5 X 23 cm.) Bound in original gilt stamped ribbed green cloth. Untrimmed. The text blocks are clean and fresh. There is mild off setting and foxing on a number of the folding and full page illustrations as usual. Volume one contains a frontispiece, two folding charts, four full page maps, seven vignette&#39;s as chapter headings, three full page illustrations, and one folding panoramic illustration. Volume two contains a frontispiece, eleven vignettes, two full page illustrations, two maps including one folding. Spence 993, Rosove 276. First Edition of "one of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration." (Hill) James Clark Ross was one of the most experienced arctic explorers, having accompanied his uncle, Sir John Ross, on his two polar expeditions. He also sailed on all four of Parry&#146;s arctic expeditions. On June 1st, 1831, while on the second Ross expedition, he discovered the North Magnetic Pole. In 1839 he was given command of the present expedition, the purpose of which was to conduct magnetic research and to try to reach the south magnetic pole. On this famous voyage, Ross circumnavigated the Antarctic continent, discovered the Ross Sea, Ross Island, the Ross Ice Shelf, Victoria Land, Erebus and Terror Gulf (named after the ships of the expedition), Mount Erebus, and attempted to penetrate the Weddell Sea. The expedition also visited the Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, Australia, New Zealand, Campbell Island, and the Falkland Islands. This was the first scientific expedition sent out specifically for Antarctic exploration and research. On his return to England, Ross was knighted and awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society. Ross also commanded the Enterprise in 1848-49 on a Search for Franklin expedition..

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        The Seasons. Summer [Pl. 2]

      London: Published by Robert Graves & Compy, 1847. Colour-printed aquatint with additional touches of hand-colouring. Good condition apart from a skillfully repaired 3 1/4" loss in the top right corner, a few expertly mended tears in the margins, and two small losses in the bottom left and right corners. Some light soiling and slight discolouration of the paper due to age. Trimmed on all sides. 15 3/4 x 27 5/8 inches. 20 1/8 x 29 1/2 inches. As denoted by the title, this charming plate most likely comes from a series depicting the various seasons of the year. Herring was an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took him to the Doncaster races, where he saw the Duke of Hamilton&#39;s horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the "Highflyer" coach between London and York. When he eventually retired as a coachman, he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, at which time he worked for a short period in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by sporting print sellers and sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists, of which he was elected a member in 1841. As his career progressed, he began to focus on genre subjects and produced a number of sentimental images of farmyards and stables. Despite the appeal of these endearing later works, it was as a painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame. A prolific engraver of sporting and military scenes, John Harris executed numerous plates after Herring&#39;s sporting, hunting and genre paintings. Cf. Lane, British Racing Prints; cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        Plate CXXVII Ursus Americanus, Pallas. Var Cinnamonum, Aud & Bach. (Cinnamon Bear, Male & Female) The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J., 1847. Matted in ecru silk with gold leaf double mat. Imperial Folio Edition Near Fine with original hand-coloring. A Near Fine and rare original hand-colored lithograph on wove paper by JT Bowen, Phil. after painting by John Woodhouse Audubon. Imperial Folio (27 x 21 1/8 inches). The margins of the paper are uniformly toned however the original hand-coloring is vivid and rich. There are traces of gilt to fore-edge. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America&#39;s most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America&#39;s native animals. Audubon&#39;s effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon&#39;s classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. Audubon&#39;s dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production. Today, the tale of Audubon&#39;s westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America&#39;s premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs. Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon&#39;s legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America&#39;s native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon&#39;s paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books has featured the monumental edition of Audubon&#39;s work since 1989.

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        CIRCULAR. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. BE IT KNOWN. THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DESIROUS TO GIVE AND SECURE TO THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA A SHARE OF THE GOOD GOVERNMENT AND HAPPY CIVIL ORGANIZATION ENJOYED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES...HAS INVESTED THE UNDERSIGNED WITH SEPARATE AND DISTINCT POWERS, CIVIL AND MILITARY...[caption title and beginning of text]

      Monterey, Ca. March 1, 1847.. Broadside, 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Text in English and Spanish in double columns. Faint old folds. Near fine. In a cloth chemise and slipcase, gilt morocco label. A rare and important broadside, issued in the wake of the American conquest of California during the Mexican-American War, and establishing the civil and military authority of the United States. Fighting between American and Mexican forces in California commenced in the summer of 1846, shortly after news of the outbreak of the Mexican- American War reached the Pacific Coast. In January 1847 the Treaty of Cahuenga was signed, by which the Mexican "Californios" capitulated and agreed to put down their resistance to the Americans. California was formally ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, but in the interim the United States began to establish its civil and military authority in California. That was the purpose of the important announcement in this broadside. The text declares that President James K. Polk is "desirous to give and secure to the People of California a share of the good government and happy civil organization enjoyed by the People of the United States, and to protect them at the same time, from the attacks of foreign foes, and from internal commotions." The inference, of course, is that the Mexican authorities were either unable or unwilling to guarantee these blessings, but that the benevolent protection of the United States would. Polk proclaims that William B. Shubrick, commander-in- chief of the American naval forces, would be in charge of regulating the import trade and establishing port regulations. Brigadier General Stephen Watts Kearny is named governor of California, "invested...with administrative functions of government over the People and Territory occupied by the forces of the United States," and is assigned the "direction of the operations on land." Wagner notes that while this broadside is dated March 1, it was not actually issued until March 4. The text of this broadside was printed in THE CALIFORNIAN on March 6, and in the CALIFORNIA STAR two weeks after that. OCLC and Greenwood together locate a total of four copies, at the Bancroft Library, California State Library, the Huntington Library, and Yale. GREENWOOD 87. FAHEY 77. WAGNER, CALIFORNIA IMPRINTS 5. OCLC 17356933, 79724678.

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        Aus meinem Tagebuch 1842-1843

      One of 100 copies, printed by the author after his experiences in Brazil. 1847. Berlin. Printed by himself at his expense. In 4to (260 mm x 168 mm). Frontis + vi + 1 ff. + 778 + 4 ff. + 9 folding maps and views. Original cloth binding as intended for the author´s friends and family, boards with Preussen arms, lettered in gilt and blindstamped, rebacked, preserving old spine. Minor foxing and toning, particularly one plate, a wonderful copy. First edition. There were only 100 copies made, each accompanied by an atlas volume, not present here; Prince Adalbert had them made for his friends and family, and thus never offered for sale. The rarity of the volume is considerable. Furthermore, regarding condition, the cloth binding, by nature fragile, has been remarkably well preserved. Prince Adalbert (1811 ? 1873), was son of Prince William, uncle of Frederick William, King of Prussia; he visited Europe and Greece and then went on to Brazil, greatly motivated by Humboldt. In 1842 he made sail to the tropics, going from Rio de Janeiro to the rivers Paraiba, Amazonas and Xingú. Friedlander says "Ouvrage de luxe execute par d´Habiles artistes, et don?t ou n´a tire que cent examplaires qui out eté distributes aux nobles amis de l´auteur". The work was immediately translated into several languages and other editions followed, proving the interest in Adalbert?s diary of his expedition to Brazil. Borba de Moraes, 13. Sabin, 160.

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1847

      D.T. Valentine New York: D.T. Valentine, 1847. First. hardcover. very good. Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 386 pp. with 2 fold out maps and 8 diagrams and lithographed views. Cloth with gold on title, spine and covers. 12mo. Scuffs to binding and minor scattered foxing. Some illustrations loose. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. D.T. Valentine, New York: 1847. The "Manuals of the Corporation" are directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city&#39;s debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include "Old City Hall", "Columbia College" and old Dutch houses. Maps include "New Yorke 1695" and a contemporary map. D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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