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        Jane Eyre

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 8vo. Late 20th-century dark green crushed morocco by Bayntun (Rieviere), ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, gilt top stain, wide turn-ins decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. Three volumes housed in green cloth slipcase. Half-titles present, lacking ads. pp.[iv], 304; [iv], 304; [iv], 311, [1]. Near Fine. Minor scuff to leather of volumes II and III, half-title and title pages of III guarded. Previous owner bookplate loosely attached in volume I. Unusually fresh and clean internally. The first published novel by the Bronte sisters, credited with revolutionizing literature and even by one recent writer with no less than inventing the modern self. One of only approximately 500 copies printed. Parrish pp. 87-88. Smith 2.

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        The mathematical analysis of logic, being an essay towards a calculus of deductive reasoning.

      Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay & Macmillan, 1847. First edition, very rare in commerce, of Boole's first book, the birth of modern symbolic logic and the first presentation of 'Boolean algebra' - this is the copy of the great economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946). "Boole's work also contains what Bertrand Russell called the greatest discovery of the nineteenth century: the nature of pure mathematics" (OOC). "Self-taught mathematician George Boole (1815-1864) published a pamphlet in 1847 - The Mathematical Analysis of Logic - that launched him into history as one of the nineteenth century's most original thinkers" (Introduction to the CUP reprint). This copy is interleaved throughout and has many pencil annotations, both in the text itself and on the inserted blanks. We have not been able to determine who was responsible for the annotations, but they may derive, at least in part, from annotations made by Boole who prepared at least two interleaved copies himself (see below). "The Mathematical Analysis of Logic marks the beginning of symbolic logic in the modern sense. Boole showed that classical logic was actually a branch of mathematics which gave rise to a hitherto unconsidered type of algebra. Boole's book however went considerably further. It threw a great deal of light on the nature of pure mathematics; it opened up possibilities of an extension of the subject into totally new and unexpected areas - classical mathematics had concentrated on the notions of shape and number and even when symbols were employed, they were generally interpreted in terms of number. Boole had now introduced the notion of interpreting symbols as classes or sets of objects, a concept breathtaking in its scope because it meant that the study of all well-defined sets of objects now came under the realm of mathematics ... By enlarging the horizons of mathematics so enormously, Boole unwittingly (but perhaps subconsciously, wittingly) highlighted a topic that has come to influence virtually every aspect of present-day life - the storage and processing of information, which in turn has led to the development of computer science. Not only is Boole's algebra the 'correct' and most economical tool for handling information, but the electronic machines which now do the work actually operate according to principles determined by that self-same algebra. Boole has been called the 'Father of Symbolic Logic' and the 'Founder of Pure Mathematics', but he is just as deserving of the title, 'Father of Computer Science'" (MacHale, p. 82). ABPC/RBH list only two copies since Honeyman: the OOC copy, Christie's 2005, $10,800, and Bonham's 2013, £25,000 = $38,000. Both of these copies were in modern bindings (the OOC copy with the original front wrapper bound in). Provenance: H. A. Routledge (signature on front free endpaper, dated June 1955); John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) (note in Routledge's hand on front free endpaper: 'From Lord Keynes' Collection'). We understand from the previous owner that Keynes inherited the book from his father John Neville Keynes (1852-1949). Boole collected ideas for the improvement of his Mathematical analysis of logic on interleaved copies of the work; these notes provided a source for his later book Laws of thought (1854). Two such copies are known: one is in the library of the Royal Society of London with annotations entirely in Boole's hand; the other is in possession of Dr. J. Hinton (a great-great grandson of Boole), which has annotations partly in Boole's hand and partly in the hand of an unidentified amanuensis (see Smith, pp. 27-8). The annotations in our interleaved copy are not in Boole's hand (nor are they in Keynes' hand), but it is possible that they derive from Boole as do some of the annotations in the Hinton copy. "Boole's contribution to logics made possible the works of subsequent logicians including Turing and Von Neumann ... Even Babbage depended a great deal on Boole's ideas for his understanding of what mathematical operations really are ... Since Boole showed that logics can be reduced to very simple algebraic systems - known today as Boolean Algebras - it was possible for Babbage and his successors to design organs for a computer that could perform the necessary logical tasks. Thus our debt to this simple, quiet man, George Boole, is extraordinarily great ... His remark about a 'special law to which the symbols of quantity are not subject' is very important: this law in effect is that x2 =x for every x in his system. Now in numerical terms this equation or law has as its only solution 0 and 1. This is why the binary system plays so vital a role in modern computers: their logical parts in effect carrying out binary operations. In Boole's system 1 denotes the entire realm of discourse, the set of all objects being discussed, and 0 the empty set. There are two operations in this system which we may call + and ×; or we may say or and and. It is most fortunate for us that all logics can be comprehended in so simple a system, since otherwise the automation of computation would probably not have occurred - or at least not when it did" (Goldstine, pp. 37-38). "Early in the spring of 1847, Boole's long-dormant interest in the connections between mathematics and logic was dramatically reawakened. At this time, a furious controversy was raging between the supporters of de Morgan and those of Sir William Hamilton, the Scottish philosopher and metaphysician (not to be confused with Sir William Rowan Hamilton). Hamilton was a logician who distrusted mathematics, but he was an innovator in logic and had, about this time, introduced the notion of 'quantification of the predicate' which was to lead to a widening of the scope of logic. Classical logic had concentrated on the 'four forms' of statement -- all A are B, no A are B, some A are B, some A are not B. In Hamilton's approach, the predicate, or second term B, is quantified by considering statements of the type: all A are all B, any A is not some B, and so on. De Morgan too was at this time working on a more mathematical theory of logic which included a notion equivalent to quantification of the predicate. Hamilton at once accused de Morgan of plagiarism, despite the fact that the notion in question was not original to either of them nor, as it transpired, of any great significance per se in the development of logic. Hamilton's charges were unjust, even absurd, but controversy raged for many years and attracted a great deal of attention ... "From his neutral position, Boole was able to judge the merits and defects of the approaches of both Hamilton and de Morgan. Though Hamilton disliked mathematics and even poured scorn on the subject, yet his approach seemed to suggest that logic should concentrate on 'equations' connecting 'collections of objects or classes'. De Morgan's approach, on the other hand, seemed to concentrate on a purely symbolic representation of logical processes, yet his notation was cumbersome and unwieldy. Why not, thought Boole, synthesise the two approaches by representing each class of objects by a single symbol and allow relations between classes to be expressed by algebraic equations between the symbols? This devastatingly simple but ingenious notion intrigued and excited him and he set to work at once on a book expounding a new mathematical theory of logic" (MacHale, p. 79-80). "The priority dispute triggered Boole to write his first book; but its content was much influenced by his researches on differential operators. Partly drawing upon his work of his friend the Cambridge mathematician Duncan Gregory, he produced a long paper on these methods which he submitted to the Royal Society in 1844. After wondering about rejecting the manuscript they published it ['On a general method in analysis', Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 134, pp. 225-282], and then awarded him a Gold Medal for his achievement! "This theory was one of the early algebras in which the 'objects' were neither numbers nor geometrical magnitudes; and it had met controversy in its algebraic laws, such as identifying powers with orders (that is, D2 for D on D, not D times D). Aware of the mystery, Boole (and before him Gregory) tried to bring light by highlighting the principal desirable properties ... and using them in solving various differential equations" (Landmark Writings, p. 472). "Boole wrote his book at a furious pace and it was ready in a matter of months. He entitled it The Mathematical Analysis of Logic, being an Essay Towards a Calculus of Deductive Reasoning [MAL] ... The book was then published by Macmillan, Barclay and Macmillan of Cambridge, with a preface dated 29 October 1847" (MacHale, p. 81). "The Introduction chapter starts with Boole reviewing the symbolical method. The second chapter, First Principles, lets the symbol 1 represent the universe which "comprehends every conceivable class of objects, whether existing or not." Capital letters X, Y, Z, ... denoted classes. Then, no doubt heavily influenced by his very successful work using algebraic techniques on differential operators, and consistent with De Morgan's 1839 assertion that algebraists preferred interpreting symbols as operators, Boole introduced the elective symbol x corresponding to the class X, the elective symbol y corresponding to Y, etc. The elective symbols denoted election operators--for example the election operator red when applied to a class would elect (select) the red items in the class ... "Then Boole introduced the first operation, the multiplication xy of elective symbols. The standard notation xy for multiplication also had a standard meaning for operators (for example, differential operators), namely one applied y to an object and then x is applied to the result. (In modern terminology, this is the composition of the two operators) ... "The first law in MAL was the distributive law x(u+v) = xu + xv, where Boole said that u+v corresponded to dividing a class into two parts. This was the first mention of addition. On p. 17 Boole added the commutative law xy = yx and the idempotent law x2 = x (which Boole called the index law). Once these two laws were secured, Boole believed he was entitled to fully employ the ordinary algebra of his time, and indeed one sees Taylor series and Lagrange multipliers in MAL. The law of idempotent class symbols, x2 = x, was different from the two fundamental laws of symbolical algebra--it only applied to the individual elective symbols, not in general to compound terms that one could build from these symbols. For example, one does not in general have (x+y)2 = x+y in Boole's system since, by ordinary algebra with idempotent class symbols, this would imply 2xy = 0, and then xy = 0, which would force x and y to represent disjoint classes. But it is not the case that every pair of classes is disjoint. "Boole focused on Aristotelian logic in MAL, with its 4 types of categorical propositions and an open-ended collection of hypothetical propositions. In the chapter Of Expression and Interpretation, Boole said that necessarily the class not-X is expressed by 1−x. This is the first appearance of subtraction. Then he gave equations to express the categorical propositions. The first to be expressed was All X is Y, for which he used xy = x, which he then converted into x(1−y) = 0. This was the first appearance of 0 in MAL--it was not introduced as the symbol for the empty class. Indeed the empty class did not appear in MAL ... "Beginning with the chapter Properties of Elective Functions, Boole developed general theorems for working with equations in his algebra of logic--the Expansion Theorem and the properties of constituents are discussed in this chapter. Up to this point his sole focus was to show that Aristotelian logic could be handled by simple algebraic methods, mainly through the use of an elimination theorem borrowed from ordinary algebra. "It was natural for Boole to want to solve equations in his algebra of logic since this had been a main goal of ordinary algebra, and had led to many difficult questions (e.g., how to solve a 5th degree equation). Fortunately for Boole, the situation in his algebra of logic was much simpler--he could always solve an equation, and finding the solution was important to applications of his system, to derive conclusions in logic. An equation was solved in part by using expansion after performing division. This method of solution was the result of which he was the most proud--it described how to solve an elective equation for one of its symbols in terms of the others, and it is this that Boole claimed (in the Introduction chapter of MAL) would offer "the means of a perfect analysis of any conceivable set of propositions"" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Seven years after publishing the present work, Boole gave a more elaborate treatment of Boolean algebra in An Investigation of the Laws of Thought. His aim was partly to address criticisms of the earlier work by de Morgan and others; he also considered the application of his theory to probability, a topic not treated in the earlier work. "The range and depth of the achievements of George Boole are especially remarkable when one notes not only the shortness of his life but also the disadvantageous circumstances of his background. He was born to an intelligent tradesman who however was so poor that George had to become the main breadwinner in his 20th year when he opened a school. Nevertheless, he found time to teach himself advanced mathematics, and also Greek, Latin, French and German, especially in order to read important works. His research papers began to appear in the early 1840s, and his principal interest soon turned to an English specialty: the 'calculus of operations', now called 'differential operators', where differentiation was represented by the letter 'D', higher-order differentiation by 'D2, D3, . . .', integration by 'D-1', and so on. This tradition had developed under the influence of the algebraised calculus propounded by J. L. Lagrange, initially by some French mathematicians; but from the 1810s this algebra and related topics were prosecuted in England by Charles Babbage and John Herschel as part of the revival of research mathematics there. Boole was to become a major figure in this movement in the next generation; as we have seen, it was to affect his work on logic" (Landmark Writings, pp. 470-471). Goldstine, The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann, 1972. MacHale, The Life and Work of George Boole. A Prelude to the Digital Age, 2014. Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, 2005 (Chapter 36). Smith, 'Boole's Annotations on 'The Mathematical Analysis of Logic',' History and Philosophy of Logic 4 (1983), 27-39. 8vo (212 x 135 mm), pp. [ii], [1-2], 3-82, errata slip tipped onto title verso, interleaved with blanks throughout. Later nineteenth-century half-calf and marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt (spine and corners worn, lower 15 mm of spine lacking).

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        A History of the Earth and Animated Nature. With an Introductory View of the Animal Kingdom, translated from the French of Baron Cuvier, and copious Notes embracing Accounts of new Discoveries in Natural History; a Life of the Author by Washington Irving; and an Index to the whole Work. BRIGHT COPY OF GOLDSMITH'S 'ANIMATED NATURE'

      Fullarton, 1847. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with engraved portrait frontispiece, frontispiece to second volume COLOURED BY HAND, engraved and printed titles (THE FORMER COLOURED BY HAND), and 69 engraved plates ALL FINELY COLOURED BY HAND, first few leaves of first volume lightly browned, a few margins mildly spotted; strongly bound in nineteenth century half calf, green ribbed cloth sides, backs with five flat bands tooled in gilt, second compartments with red leather labels ruled and lettered in gilt, all other compartments elaborately tooled in blind, red sprinkled edges, expertly recased with new grey endpapers to style, a very good, bright, crisp copy. With the nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate oF M. Hamilton Graham on front paste-downs. Crisp copy of a richly illustrated work notorious for completeness and placement of plates. Here the plates are placed throughout the two volumes by taxonomy rather than numerical sequence. WANTING ONLY THREE PLATES (21,31, 38) AND THUS UNUSUALLY NEAR COMPLETE.

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        Oeuvres complètes, avec les suites par M. LESSON..., Illustrées de 500 sujets. Dessinés par Boullet et gravés sur bois par Carbonneau

      Levêque, 1845, 1847. 20 volumes, in-12 demi-basane cerise, dos à nerfs, filets fleurons et roulettes noirs et dorés. 69 gravures hors-texte, la plupart sous serpente, dont 2 cartes repliées et le planisphère. Tables pour chaque section. Infimes frottements, très rares rousseurs. Bel exemplaire très agréablement relié. «Voilà Buffon, le vrai Buffon pour nous !... C'est bien moins l'hypothèse qui est à admirer, dans ce majestueux manieur d'hypothèses, que l'ordre dans lequel il les dresse et fait avec elles de grands spectacles!» Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly. Se souvient-on qu'au XIX° s. Buffon, pour sa science comme pour sa plume, était au panthéon des Lumières avec Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau et Diderot ?

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        Designs for Schools and School Houses parochial and national

      London John Williams 1847 Tinted lithographed title with hand coloured lettering, 20 lithographed plates, of which 8 are tinted. Facing texts within decorative borders. Folio 440x330mm gilt blocked on upper board, blind stamped on lower with gilt spine lettering. Slightly bumped on corners and head and base of spine else a very good copy. Illustrates designs for schools and school houses with plans and perspective views of completed projects. Named projects include Childerditch School,Essex and the Commercial School, Bury St. Edmunds. Kendall was an advocate of gothic style and urged its use in school design. In the 1850s many British schools were built adopting this style. Kendall, an architect was seemingly more interested in the design of the building than how the school might operate as an educational establishment and therefore his ground plans do not always "work" as spaces for eduaction. An important text on school design nonetheless. .

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        Gallerie der Costüme auf historischen nationellen und characteristischen Grundlagen für dar Theater herausgegeben und mit Erläuterungen über den Ursprung dir Anwendung und das Chararteristische derselben begleitet.

      Berlin, Winckelmann & Söhne (ca. 1847). (10) 96 p. (+ 114) Contemporary half Leather with 5 raised bands, partly gilt-edged, 4° (Costume book by Louis Schneider published for the design of costumes for theaters. Contains 114 handcoloured prints with an explanation, 4 with heraldic symbols and the others depicting 2 or 3 figures wearing clothes from countries and cultures around the world. With an index by nationality, social class, century etc.).

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        Stein and Pozzo di Borgo as portrayed by His Excellency Count Ouvaroff, Minister Of Public Instuction In The Russian Empire.

      Ridgway London 1847 - Octavo (22.5 × 15 cm), pp. iv, [5]–24; first and last pages dust-soiled, a couple of stains to the title; uncut and stab-sewn as issued, vertical crease where previously folded, fore-edge a little ragged. First edition in English of these reminiscences of Baron vom Stein (1757–1831) and Count Pozzo di Borgo (1764–1842), both of whom had served in Russia under Alexander I, and their connections to Napoleon I. Published originally in French in 1846, this sketch came out in English translation by D. Forbes Campbell already a year later. Our copy bears a presentation inscription from the translator to Napoleon III, who was elected the President of the French Second Republic the following year: "à Son Altesse, Le Prince Napoleon L. Bonaparte temoignage d'estime et d'amitié de la part de D. Forbes Campbell Londres 20 Avril '47'". The work was written by Count Ouvaroff (1786 - 1855), a Russian classical scholar best remembered as an influential imperial statesman under Nicholas I of Russia. "A few copies were printed at St. Petersburg for the distribution among the literary and political friends of the author. Ten of these copies were sent to Paris, where, through the indiscretion of some person, detached portions appeared in the French newspapers, and to complete the indelicacy of the proceeding, the name of the author was divulged" (Preface). WorldCat locates only 2 copies outside Europe, at Trinity College, CT and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Estray: A Collection of Poems

      William D. Ticknor and Co, Boston 1847 - First edition. Original glazed cream boards with paper spine label. Contemporary gift inscription, and a little foxing, else a superlative and fine copy. Apparently the original owner fashioned a dustwrapper from printed purple paper, and this jacket appears never to have been off the book. A poetry anthology with contributions by Longfellow, and many others. As nice a copy as one is likely to see. BAL 12088 only 1150 copies printed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Notebook of Medical Remedies (Receipts Book)

      1847-1864. Full Calf. Very Good. Oblong, 13 by 21.5 cm. Handwritten medical recipes and concoctions, both human and some equine. A total of 59 pages of text, starting at both ends of the book, with many blanks in between -- over 100 blank pages. Ten pages starting at the front are just notations for the receipt of funds; these are helpful in terms of dating and location. The other end is entirely recipes, and thus of far greater interest in terms of content. Recipes are for such things as purgative horse balls, Golan tincture, Breed's Bitter Tincture, a cure for Rheumatism, a treatment for Rheumatism of horses, balms for scratches, medicines for fever, cholera, Scarlet Fever, ague, and Pink Eye; a stomach bitter, a treatment for dysentery, a tooth powder, cough mixtures and syrups, and on and on. With pills, powders, syrups, creams, oils, teas, etc. Unusual concoctions include McNair's Blister and other blisters. All written in a neat, near calligraphic hand. Heavy wear to the cover. Some scattered soiling. Marbled endpapers.

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        The Physiology of Digestion, with Experiments on the Gastric Juice.; Corrected by Samuel Beaumont

      Burlington: Chauncey Goodrich, 1847. Second edition. Wear at extremities; browning and foxing, bookplate, owner's name on title/From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. 8vo. 304 pp. Original embossed cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. "Alexis St. Martin, a Canadian half-breed who had sustained a gastric fistula, was treated and investigated by Beaumont. With his human medium, Beaumont as the first to study digestion and the movements of the stomach in vivo. His work on the subject was the most important before Pavlov" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 989). The first edition was published in Plattsburgh, NY in 1833 titled 'Experiments and observations on the gastric juice, and the physiology of digestion'. It remains the most important book published in that city. See for the first edition Dibner, Heralds of Science 130; Norman 152; Wellcome II, 123; Waller 805. Cordasco 60-0067.

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        Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Diemens [sic] Land, and Settled parts of Australia. Respectfully dedicated to Major Sir T.L. Mitchell ..

      London, James Wyld, Charing Cross East, [circa 1847-48]. 600 x 953 mm (printed surface), partially hand-coloured in outline, cut into 24 panels and mounted on linen (as issued), folding to a compact 210 x 125 mm. Mild signs of use and age; some light (relevant) pencilling, mainly to the unexplored areas of South Australia; entire perimeter of the map neatly reinforced with a thin strip of cloth; paper on the two cloth panels exposed when the map is folded is not original, but mounted on one of the inside cloth panels is the publisher's printed list of new maps (possibly removed from the original slipcase, now no longer present); a very good copy, loosely inserted in a functional ribbon-tied watered cloth portfolio with a typewritten title-label. Possibly Tooley 1417 ('Revised, Corner Basin, Port Albert and Albert Town &c inserted'; these are near Wilson's Promontory). A large and detailed map, with insets featuring Adelaide, Sydney, and Van Diemens [sic] Land, and a very large and detailed inset of the settled portions of south-western Western Australia.

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        The Queen's Visit to Jersey, September 3rd 1846.

      Jersey Philip Falle 1847 - First edition. Large folio (65 x 48cm. approx.), additional pictorial lithograph title, 25 lithographs, subsribers' list at end, final 2 plates with neat marginal repairs not affecting image, original red morocco-backed cloth boards, gilt vignette to upper copy, neat repairs to cover edges, lightly worn, a very good copy. A superb series of large format lithographs of Jersey. John le Capelain (1812-1848) who came to be known as Jean, was born, in London, the son of Jerseyman, Samuel Le Capelain (1785-1850), and Elizabeth Anne Pinckney (1782-1851), from England. Today Le Capelain is probably best remembered for a series of watercolours of Jersey which were presented by the States of Jersey to Queen Victoria in commemoration of her visit to the island in September 1846. Bound in red morocco they were presented to the Queen by four States members the following year. The volume contained 16 etchings of Jersey scenes and six of the visit itself. They were subsequently turned into lithographs and published by Philip Falle in the present work. Queen Victoria chose three of the originals to be included in her personal souvenir album which recorded her travels in pictures. The three scenes chosen depict various aspects of St Aubin's Bay which she found so inspiring. Abbey Scenery 553. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the years 1839-43

      London, John Murray, 1847 [first issue, with the January 1847 publisher's catalogue]. Octavo, two volumes, lii, [ii] (list of plates and maps, verso blank), 366 pages plus 7 vignettes (on 10 unnumbered chapter fly-title leaves), 5 tinted lithographs (one of them a four-panel panorama), and 6 maps (2 of them folding, including a long chart of Wilkes' discoveries); and [v]-x, [ii] (list of plates and maps, verso blank), 448, 16 (publisher's catalogue, dated January 1847) pages with a vignette on page 387 (and an unlisted illustration on page 401) plus 10 vignettes (on 13 unnumbered chapter fly-title leaves), 3 tinted lithographs, and 2 maps (including the large folding 'South Polar Chart shewing the Discoveries and Track of HMS Erebus and Terror during the years 1840,1,2,3'). Original gilt-pictorial and blind-decorated blue cloth (possibly recased at an early date, with endpapers replaced and edges trimmed and lightly speckled); cloth lightly marked, rubbed, and with very light wear to the head of the spines (the latter a little sunned, a problem endemic to the cloth, according to Rosove); tidemarks to three plates in the first volume (barely noticeable from the image side on two of them, and affecting only the bottom margin clear of the image on the panorama); a very crisp and attractive set. Rosove 276 (not noting the unlisted illustration): 'a cornerstone of the Antarctic literature and a monument to one of mankind's greatest expeditions of geographical and scientific exploration'; Taurus Collection 9; Renard 1328. The expedition was 'the first to enter what is known today as the Ross Sea, the first to sight the Admiralty Mountains, the first to see Victoria Land, Ross Island, Mounts Erebus and Terror, and the Ross Ice Shelf, amongst other momentous discoveries' (The 'Taurus' Collection).

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        Travels in Peru, during the Years 1838—1842. On the Coast, in the Sierra, across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests. Translated from the German by Thomasina Ross.

      London: David Bogue, 1847 - Octavo. Original green horizontal-ribbed cloth, gilt titles and decorative blind panels to spine, panel-stamps to covers in blind incorporating arabesque cornerpieces, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Later owner's red calligraphic ink-stamp to initial advertisement leaf. Spine and parts of covers sunned to tan, slight marking to front board, stronger to rear, bumping to extremities, frontispiece lightly spotted and offset, very light foxing to last few leaves, small star-shaped ink stamp to rear free endpaper. Tinted lithographic frontispiece, wood-engraved vignette to title page. First edition in English, the year after the original German publication. Swiss naturalist von Tschudi (1818-1889) spent five years in Peru, collecting plants and zoological specimens, studying Incan antiquities and the Quechua Indians, and covering ground "previously untrodden by any European traveller" (translator's preface). There is also much description of local geography, agriculture, and natural resources, as well as a detailed account of Lima. Henze V pp. 357-9; Howgego IV T42. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

      Wiley & Putnam, New York 1847 - xiv,594pp. plus sixty-seven colored lithograph plates. Modern black morocco, spine gilt. Light scattered foxing, but plates generally clean, with tissue guards. With Beautiful Color Plates of American Fruits The first edition to contain colored plates of "the standard American pomological authority" (Hedrick). A.J. Downing and his brother, Charles, revolutionized both American landscape gardening and American fruit growing in the 1840s, the latter with the publication of this book in 1845. This 1847 edition employs the same plates, but it is printed on larger paper and adds the handsome color plates which only appear in this edition and one issued in 1850. After A.J. Downing's death, the book went through some twenty editions in the 19th century under Charles' editorship. The text makes no reference to the lovely plates of apples, pears, cherries, plums, berries, and other fruits, and as Plesch says, they "seem to have crept into the volume by stealth." The Plesch copy and the one recorded by Bennett each contain only sixty-nine plates; however, we have handled copies with varying numbers of plates, and this copy has sixty-seven. The plates were actually produced in Paris and shipped to America to be bound with the book. The final product is a lovely and important volume. Bennett, p.35; Hedrick, p.486; Meisel III, p.441; Oak Spring Pomona 60; Plesch Sale 219. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        YOKA HIROKU:10 VOLS. + 5 VOLS. SUPPLEMENT: ZOKU YOKA HIROKU:SECRET RECORD OF DER

      - Edo 1847-1859, Izumi-ya/Kawachi. Blue stitched wrs.,15 vols. bound in 17 fascicles, 16.6 x 25.7 cm., 74 color, 55 b.w. woodblock printeds, complete work, 15 uniform volumes,a very clean & solid copy. RARELY found complete. FIRST EDITION *** *** *** . . . A FAMOUS AND EARLY WORK ON TUMOROLOGY . . . LAVISHLY COLOR ILLUSTRATED BY WOODBLOCK PRINTS . . . * A RARE AND COMPLETE SET OF 17 VOLUMES: YOKA HIROKU together with the Supplement: ZOKU YOKA HIROKU. An important medical text on recognition & treatment of anthraces [carbuncle, or tumors]. . * THE COMPLETE SET: This set title was commonly catalogued by bibliographers as a 10 vol. set bound in 12 fascicles. This is correct for the first part of the title series. The second part, the supplement contains additional volumes, numbered 1-5. . The first part was published in 10 volumes in 1847, the supplement in 5 volumes, published 1859. It is not difficult to see how these two parts published at different times were not always put together by bibliographers. This work is now considered complete in 17 bound parts, consisting of 15 numbered volumes, including the supplements. . *** COLLATION OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The first part contained 18 color and 27 b.w. woodcut illustrations. The supplement contains 56 color, 28 b.w. woodcut illustrations. . * PAGINATION: The pagination is: First Series: Vols. 1-10 [bound in 12 vols.] Vol.1: 40p.; vol.2: 27p.; vol.3: 17p.; vol.4a: 34p; vol.4b: 35-64p; vol.5: 25p; vol.6a:24; vol.6b: 25-48p.; vol.7: 19p.; vol.8a: 31p; vol.8b:32-64p; vol.9: 16p; vol.10: 46p. . Supplement Series: Vols.1-5 [bound in 5 vols.] Vol.1: 36p.; vol.2: 39p; vol.3: 39p.; vol.4: 37p.; vol.5: 45+2p. . * GALAXY ILLUSTRATED: . Mestler illustrated a very small percent of his books. He strictly illustrated exceptionally unusual, fascinating and unique examples. This work illustrates a large number of unusual and unique examples showing amputation, unusual diseases, strange growths, tumors and other unique and bizarre illness. . * HOMMA GENCHO [1804-1872]: The celebrated physician HOMMA used several "Go" [studio names]: Kiyokuken, Sohken & Sukaki, he was popularly known as Gencho. . Homma was a Rangaku-sha [student of Dutch learning] who studied under the famous Dutch physician PHILIPP FRANZ VON SIEBOLD, who lived on Deshima Island in Nagasaki bay. . Mestler devoted more than a page to Homma and this book, stressing the importance of the book, illustrations and the author. . Homma was one of founders of modern medicine in Japan, who was from the Mito Han-I. In the clan he was a surgeon and served the feudal lord of Mito [just outside of Edo or today's Tokyo]. . Homma performed early vaccination in Mito area, at a time when this was largely unknown. Homma was a pupil of Hanaoka, a famous physician an author of medical treatise. . Fujikawa stated about this work: ".splendid.caused a rise in Japanese surgery." See below, p.58 . Homma did an amputation of a thigh on a patient with gangrene in 1857, in 1858 did a lateral operation for stone and other difficult procedures including extirpation of varicocele with success." Fujikawa p.58 and illustrations in GALAXY, p.139. . Mestler stated: ".Japanese surgeons of more than a century ago, often employed the burning of moxa to cauterize certain kinds of external tumors.and a series of colored wood-block prints showing that practice in a particular case, with the successive state in the treatment. A timorous excretion [?] from the uterus was described and figured as was an almost fantastic tumor [sarcoma] of the scalp "like an 'open flower,' of an incurable type." GALAXY plate IV, figure C. . Other very unusual color illustrations show a human with "a kind of tumor in the form of a tail, like a dog's," and a "bloody tumor [hemangioma] of the knee, having some part hard and some part soft, with blood vessels seen like a snake" [the treatment of the latter tumor was by burning with a heated iron]. A "stony tumor" [calculus?] found in the urine of a

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        Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842 and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843 - 44

      Hall & Dickerson, Syracuse 1847 - 427 pp. plus 4 pp. advertisements Octavo. original brown cloth, gilt-lettered green morocco label on spine. Illustrated with large folding map "Map of Oregon, California, New Mexico, N.W. Texas, & the Proposed Territory of Ne-Bras-Ka" by Rufus B. Sage, 1846. Two additional plates. This edition is the only one which contains Sage's map which had been issued earlier in his "Scenes in the Rocky Mountains." Wheat notes that the map was based on Fremont's 1845 map, and add "the map was one of the earliest to depict the finally determined Oregon boundary." The map is also significant in that it was useful to the many immigrants who crossed the plains from 1847 throught the gold rush. FrŽmont's account of his first and second expeditions was among the most popular and influential Trans-Mississippi travel narratives of the nineteenth century. By providing the first accurate geographical information on the routes through the Rocky Mountains, he generated considerable enthusiasm for westward expansion and the overland migration that characterized the years of the Gold Rush. [ Howes F-370 ("Best Editon"). Wagner-Camp 115.9. Wheat, Transmississippi 527. Zamorano Eighty, #39]. Spine extremities and edges worn, lettering on label worn, some light to moderate foxing, inner margins with small stab holes, otherwise excellent. Wanting the large folding map, else complete with other maps and all plates [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau procédé pour produire, au moyen de la vapeur, d'éther, l'insensibilité chez les individus soumis ŕ des opérations chirurgicales. In Comptes rendues de l'Academie des Sciences

      Paris, 1847. Pirogov, Nicolai (1810-81). Nouveau procédé pour produire, au moyen de la vapeur d'éther, l'insensibilité chez les individus soumis ŕ des opérations chirurgicales. In Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences 24 (1847): 789. Whole number. 757-824pp. 263 x 216 mm. Original printed wrappers; in a cloth slipcase. Fine copy. First Edition, journal issue. Pirogov, the great Russian military surgeon, was the first to practice rectal anesthesia. Pirogov organized the introduction of surgical anesthesia in Russia, and made a number of important contributions to the field: "He was the first to describe the negative effects of general anesthesia and the possibility of severe complications . . . He also described many of the modern methods of anesthesia, including inhaled endotracheal anesthesia, intravenous anesthetics, rectal use of anesthetics, and spinal anesthesia" (Ericksson, Miller's Anesthesia, p. 52). He was also one of the first to used ether anesthesia on the battlefield. Garrison-Morton.com 5655.

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U. Paris, 29. VI. 1847 und 26. V. 1855.

      1847. 4 SS. 8vo. Mit eh. beschr. Kuvert. An den Herausgeber eines Feuilletons mit dem Programm einer bevorstehenden Eröffnung bzw. der Bitte, einige Zeilen darüber in der nächsten Ausgabe zu drucken (1855).

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        YOKA HIROKU:10 VOLS. + 5 VOLS. SUPPLEMENT: ZOKU YOKA HIROKU:SECRET RECORD OF DER

      Edo 1847-1859, Izumi-ya/Kawachi. Blue stitched wrs.,15 vols. bound in 17 fascicles, 16.6 x 25.7 cm., 74 color, 55 b.w. woodblock printeds, complete work, 15 uniform volumes,a very clean & solid copy. RARELY found complete. FIRST EDITION *** *** A FAMOUS AND EARLY WORK ON TUMOROLOGY LAVISHLY COLOR ILLUSTRATED BY WOODBLOCK PRINTS A RARE AND COMPLETE SET OF 17 VOLUMES: YOKA HIROKU together with the Supplement: ZOKU YOKA HIROKU. An important medical text on recognition & treatment of anthraces [carbuncle, or tumors]. THE COMPLETE SET: This set title was commonly catalogued by bibliographers as a 10 vol. set bound in 12 fascicles. This is correct for the first part of the title series. The second part, the supplement contains additional volumes, numbered 1-5. The first part was published in 10 volumes in 1847, the supplement in 5 volumes, published 1859. It is not difficult to see how these two parts published at different times were not always put together by bibliographers. This work is now considered complete in 17 bound parts, consisting of 15 numbered volumes, including the supplements. COLLATION OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS: The first part contained 18 color and 27 b.w. woodcut illustrations. The supplement contains 56 color, 28 b.w. woodcut illustrations. PAGINATION: The pagination is: First Series: Vols. 1-10 [bound in 12 vols.] Vol.1: 40p.; vol.2: 27p.; vol.3: 17p.; vol.4a: 34p; vol.4b: 35-64p; vol.5: 25p; vol.6a:24; vol.6b: 25-48p.; vol.7: 19p.; vol.8a: 31p; vol.8b:32-64p; vol.9: 16p; vol.10: 46p. Supplement Series: Vols.1-5 [bound in 5 vols.] Vol.1: 36p.; vol.2: 39p; vol.3: 39p.; vol.4: 37p.; vol.5: 45+2p. GALAXY ILLUSTRATED: . Mestler illustrated a very small percent of his books. He strictly illustrated exceptionally unusual, fascinating and unique examples. This work illustrates a large number of unusual and unique examples showing amputation, unusual diseases, strange growths, tumors and other unique and bizarre illness. HOMMA GENCHO [1804-1872]: The celebrated physician HOMMA used several "Go" [studio names]: Kiyokuken, Sohken & Sukaki, he was popularly known as Gencho. Homma was a Rangaku-sha [student of Dutch learning] who studied under the famous Dutch physician PHILIPP FRANZ VON SIEBOLD, who lived on Deshima Island in Nagasaki bay. Mestler devoted more than a page to Homma and this book, stressing the importance of the book, illustrations and the author. Homma was one of founders of modern medicine in Japan, who was from the Mito Han-I. In the clan he was a surgeon and served the feudal lord of Mito [just outside of Edo or today's Tokyo]. Homma performed early vaccination in Mito area, at a time when this was largely unknown. Homma was a pupil of Hanaoka, a famous physician an author of medical treatise. Fujikawa stated about this work: "...splendid...caused a rise in Japanese surgery." See below, p.58 Homma did an amputation of a thigh on a patient with gangrene in 1857, in 1858 did a lateral operation for stone and other difficult procedures including extirpation of varicocele with success." Fujikawa p.58 and illustrations in GALAXY, p.139. Mestler stated: "...Japanese surgeons of more than a century ago, often employed the burning of moxa to cauterize certain kinds of external tumors...and a series of colored wood-block prints showing that practice in a particular case, with the successive state in the treatment. A timorous excretion [?] from the uterus was described and figured as was an almost fantastic tumor [sarcoma] of the scalp "like an 'open flower,' of an incurable type." GALAXY plate IV, figure C. Other very unusual color illustrations show a human with "a kind of tumor in the form of a tail, like a dog's," and a "bloody tumor [hemangioma] of the knee, having some part hard and some part soft, with blood vessels seen like a snake" [the treatment of the latter tumor was by burning with a heated iron]. A "stony tumor" [calculus?] found in the urine of a female, but sometimes also found in the walls of the vagina or uterus or bladder, was described and illustrated. Many unusual and fascinating illustrations: "...bubos, carbuncles, tumors of the skin, mammary cancer, atesia of vagina and anus, hemorrhoids, urinary and fecal retention, gonorrhea, chancre, micro-penis, impotence & polydactyly..." There is also a section on dermatology and description of dental surgery instruments, as well as color illustrations of surgical instruments, suturing, bandaging &c. THE ILLUSTRATIONS: This work is lavishly illustrated, with a good number of color pages showing in much realistic detail the maladies and illness of early 19th century Japanese. There are also a substantial number of expertly executed line drawings. A DUTCH INFLUENCED TEXT: Homma apparently used Sugita's Japanese translation of the Dutch book: DOCTRINA DE MORBIS VENEREIS of Joseph Jakob von Plenck in parts of the Yoka Hiroku, per Mestler, p.132. DATE ERROR: Mestler has made an error on the date, most likely a typo, as the actual colophon date of volume 10 reads: Koka 4th year winter" [1847], rather than 1837 date he quotes on p.132 et al. in GALAXY. CONDITION: The set is uniformly bound in the original blue covers with title slips. The front cover of vol.1 is a bit dusty & minor soiled, with a stain. The back cover and the other covers are by and large clean, with the usual minor scuffing to the corners & extremities. There is a small white label on each front cover at lower right, with numbers. Overall this is a very nice, clean set, solidly bound and stitched. The set has very wide top margins, as issued and was not trimmed. The contents are bright and clean, with some minor old worming: vol.I: the last few pages upper margin vol.II-III none vol.IV [part 1]: front cover and first few & last few pages, a bit of the back cover vol. IV [part 2] center 1/3 of lower margin vol. V, VI [part 1] none; vol. vol. [part 2] a bit on upper margin vol. VII a tiny bit in upper margin vol. VIII [part 1] center a few pages vol. VIII [part 2] none; vol. IX in the margin of a few last pages vol. X last few pages of publisher's listings, text not affected, a few small holes in margins & on title slip, else solid. There are a few minor stains mostly in the margins here and there, several cinnabar Hanko [chops or seals] decorate the title pages of a few volumes in the first part only, from previous ownership, which do not detract but add good provenance. By and large the set is clean, solid and in rather good condition for a book some 170 years old. BIBLIOIGRAPHY: Gordon E. Mestler: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN: pp.132, 138-139, plate IV: figures B,C & D; pp.154-156., index has several other entries. MESTLER, Gordon E. INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN INFLUENCES IN PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE MEDICINE. NOTE: Please visit our website , we have the above two reference books in stock. Willis N. Whitney; NOTES ON THE HISTORY OF MEDICAL PROGRESS IN JAPAN: item #1487, 1488; pp.449, 314, 824, 457. Two variant title examples are cited. [KURE, S.] REPORT OF THE MEDICAL EXHIBITION VI CONGRESS OF THE FAR EASTERN ASSOCIATON OF TROPICAL MEDICINE 1925. THE EXHIBITION COMMITTEE OF THE CONGRESS, TOKYO, p.28, number 137. FUJIKAWA,Y.: JAPANESE MEDICINE: p.58, & plates 2 & 3. translated by John Ruhrah. KERLEN, H. CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS: p.792, #1877. He lists this as a 12 volume set, 1-16 'kan' or parts. Our set is described, complete 15 volume set, bound in 17 parts. Ours is: vol. 1-10 in 12 bound parts, plus 5 supplemental volumes bound in 5, the complete work. Ours varies from Kerlen's entry. It was not unusual to bind multiple volumes by combining some volumes into a single volume, therefore volume count can vary by publisher and binders. Contents by and large remains the same. We think his set was lacking the last volume, #5 of the supplement. KSM [Igaku] 7-875-1 Hoffman. no 113. Kraft. vol.4, no. 309 SCOPE vol. iv, no.9, Spring 1956. Shows color plates from the 1847 edition. .

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        THE EXPEDITION TO BORNEO OF H.M.S. DIDO, For the Suppressionof Piracy: With Extr

      - London 1847, Chapman. Blue blind-stamped cloth, 2 vol. set: 429+315p., frontis, 11 litho plates, 6 folding maps, table, 13.5 x 22 cm.,gilt-stamped spines, mended hinge splits,solid feint stain first 2 p. vol.1,2, else contents clean, 3rd ed. This is an early account of Borneo and Sarawak, is the result of the stationing of the Dido under the command of Henry Keppel in the area following the Chinese War. It is largely based on journal of James Brooke, who had distinguished himself in service during the Burmese War, and who devoted his life to the study of Asiatic Archipelago. * The work contains interesting appendices with a Malayan Dayak glossary, J. Hunt's "Sketches of Borneo' communicated in 1812 to Raffles, and Brooke's "Proposed Exploring Expedition to the Asiatic Archipelago" in 1838. * With tinted lithographic plates [found in the First Edition only] of landscapes after G. Hawkins. . Quoting from Hill: "Keppel, a British naval officer who had served in the Opium War, participated in the campaigns against the Borneo pirates in 1843-4."The first volume concerns itself with Brook's exploits in Sarawak from 1838-42.Dyaks, the opening &c. Keppel, a British naval officer who had served in the Opium War, participated in the campaigns against the Borneo pirates in 1843-4." The first volume concerns itself with Brook's exploits in Sarawak from 1838-42.Dyaks, the opening &c. *** REFERENCE: TOYO BUNKO: CLASSIFIED CATALOGUE OF BOOKS IN WESTERN LANGUAGES ON SOUTH-EAST ASIA IN THE TOYO BUNKO, p.142. * Hill p.162 * Allibone 1025 * Brunet 20743 ***

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        A NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY VISIT TO EACH OF THE CONSULAR CITIES OF CHINA, AND

      - New York 1847, Harper.New half & old 3/4 leather over boards 467p., list of Protestant missionaries, folding map, 12 b.w. woodcut illustrations, bit of minor foxing, corners worn, contents solid. S C A R C E An important early primary source for coverage of cities newly opened to foreigners. To study these new cities with the intent of establishing missionary stations was his main goal. * The author visited the five open ports, and collected facts & statistics. This is an historical work, covering his visits to Hong Kong, Canton, Macao, Shanghai, Ningpo, excursions to the interior, Chusan, Teen-Tung, Pootoo, Foo-Chow & Amoy. * His early and very keen observations and recorded commentary are a valuable record of what he saw. His descriptions are lucid and insightful. * A useful primary source and guide to the life, times & places during this early period of exploration. His commentary on opium smoking, New Year Festivities, female infanticide and the general descriptions of the cities are of particular interest. The author was an early missionary in China. * Very fascinating and early resource. *** REFERENCES: H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA SINICA III, 2102 * H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA SINICA p.2115 * Lust 385 * L. Taylor: CHINA p.44. *

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        Travels in Lycia, Milyas, and the Cibyratis in Company with the late Rev. E.T. Daniell.

      London John Van Voorst 1847 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxiv, 302; viii, 332pp., 4 pages ads dated December 1845 at end of first volume, 2 lithographed frontispieces and 7 plates after Spratt and Forbes, 3 engraved plates showing inscriptions and coins, 15 plans, some folding, and 1 folding geological map, wood-engraved illustrations in the text, contemporary calf gilt, spines worn, labels defective, all edges gilt, a very good set. The first comprehensive archaeological and geological survey and description of the area. Spratt travelled in H.M.S. Beacon to Lycia to remove antiquities discovered by Sir Charles Fellowes. The party remained in Asia Minor while the ship was refitted, and they travelled into the interior where they discovered the site of Telmessus. Atabey 1173; Blackmer 1589. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Einathmung der Schwefeläther-Dünste zur Verhütung und Tilgung der Schmerzen. Eine Schrift für Aerzte und Nichtärzte.

      Quedlingburg und Leipzig, Druck und Verlag von Gottfr. Basse, 1847, 8, VI, 46 pp., 1 gefalt. lith. Taf. mit 9 Abb., OBrosch. etwas fleckig. Erste Ausgabe - Selten!

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        Uber die Gottheiten der Etrusker. Eine in der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin vorgelesene Abhandlung. Mit sieben Kupfertafeln.

      Berlin, Druckerei der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1847 - in-4, [2]-64 pp., avec 7 planches gravées au trait "in fine", demi-veau vert, dos lisse orné de filets et pointillés dorés, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Abondantes rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. En 1837, de retour de son séjour de quinze ans à Rome, l'archéologue et philologue Eduard Gerhard (1795-1867) avait rapporté la matière de plusieurs ouvrages sur l'étruscologie, notamment la masse considérable de vases et de miroirs découverts à Vulci. Seulement trois exemplaires au CCF (BnF, INHA et Strasbourg).

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        Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown, First Published from his Lordship's Original Manuscript, and the Several References to the Records Examined by the Original, with Notes by Sollom Emlyn with a Table of Principal Matters Two Volumes

      Robert H. Small, Philadelphia 1847 - Hardcover. Scarce First American Edition of this seminal treatise by Sir Matthew Hale first published posthumously in 1736. Sir Matthew (1609 - 1676) was an influential barrister and judge who served as the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of the King's Bench whose central legacy is considered by many to be this work on capital offenses. It included two sections, one on the substantive law and one on associated procedures. The American edition provides notes and references to every relevant federal and state statute and case by W.A. Stokes and E. Ingersoll of the Philadelphia Bar. This work thus gives U.S. lawyers the applications of common law to the statutes and cases relevant to their their jurisdictions and legal issues. With tables of cases, principal matters, and abbreviations. Bound in tan leather with red title labels to spines. Spines are browned and creased, corners are lightly bumped and soiled. Small gouge to lower left front cover in Volume I. Offsetting to free endpapers and occasional spots on pages. The book was owned by Baltimore attorney William C. Holland, with his ownership signature dated 3/12/42 on title page of Volume I and name stamp on page edges and spine. He has written pencil notes on the pastedowns and free front endpaper in both volumes (including when he started and finished reading the book) and has underlined some passages in the book in light pencil. Still a very good copy of this important edition of Hale's treatise. Volume I: 751 pages; Volume II: 644 pages. LAW/071217. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bohny`s neues Bilderbuch. Anleitung zum Anschauen, Denken, Rechnen und Sprechen für Kinder von 21/2-7 Jahren. Zum Gebrauche in Familien, Kleinkinderschulen, Taubstummenanstalten und auf der ersten Stufe des Elementarunterrichtes.

      Stuttgart, Schreiber & Schill, [1847]. - Ohne den Titel und den Textteil (Vorwort und Anleitung 8S.). Mit 35 (von 36, Tafel 17 fehlt) kolorierten Tafeln, Tafel 37 ist auf die Rückseite von Tafel 35 montiert. Einband berieben, bestoßen, angeschmutzt und fleckig. Deckelillustration mit Verlust. Titel, Vorwort und Anleitung fehlen. Bindung aufgegangen, Blätter lose. Gutes Leseexemplar. Wegehaupt III, 381. "Entworfen wurde Bohny`s Neues Bilderbuch von dem Schweizer Pädagogen Nikolaus (oder Niklaus) Bohny (1815–1856). Über Bohnys Leben ist nicht viel bekannt. Überliefert ist ein Lehrvertrag aus dem Jahr 1822 zwischen einem Niklaus Bohny und Wilhelm Müller-Mathys, der offenbar zahlreiche künftige Lehrer ausbildete. Später arbeitete Bohny in Basel als Lehrer. Er veröffentlichte noch weitere pädagogische Bilderbücher. Die erste Auflage des querformatigen Neuen Bilderbuchs mit 36 Seiten und über 400 farbigen Abbildungen erschien 1847 oder 1848, zahlreiche weitere Auflagen sowie Übersetzungen in viele Sprachen folgten. Zur Zeit der 16. deutschsprachigen Auflage gab es auch eine brasilianische, eine englische, eine französische, eine griechische, eine italienische, eine holländische, eine russische und eine ungarische Version des Buches. Mindestens dreimal wurden die Bilder zu Bohnys Texten neu gezeichnet und aktualisiert, das dritte Mal für die 16. Auflage des Buches. Die deutschen Ausgaben erschienen im Esslinger Schreiber-Verlag; im letzten Viertel des 20. Jahrhunderts wurden auch Reprints aufgelegt. Bohny, der sich in der Tradition Pestalozzis sah, entwarf das Buch als „Anleitung zum Anschauen, Denken, Rechnen und Sprechen für Kinder von zweieinhalb bis sieben Jahren" und versah es mit einem Vorwort sowie einer Art Gebrauchsanleitung. Neu sei das Bilderbuch deshalb, so schrieb er im Vorwort, weil seine für die Erwachsenen beigedruckten Leitfragen zu den Bildern das Zählen und Ordnen in den Vordergrund stellten. Die Kinder sollten angeregt werden, die in zwei bis drei Reihen pro Seite gedruckten Bilder im Einzelnen zu betrachten, Zahlenverhältnisse und Unterscheidungsmerkmale zu benennen und einfache Rechenaufgaben zu lösen. Auf den Seiten 1 bis 4 wird der Zahlenraum von 1 bis 5 veranschaulicht. Mit diesen fünf Zahlen wird auf den Seiten 5 bis 16 gearbeitet. Additions- und Subtraktionsaufgaben sowie die Zerlegung der Zahlen sind Thema dieser Seiten. Auf den Seiten 17 bis 20 kommt die Zahl 6 hinzu, auf den Seiten 21 bis 24 die Zahl 7, auf den Seiten 25 bis 28 die Zahl 8, auf Seite 29 bis 32 die Zahl 9 und auf Seite 33 bis 36 die Zahl 10. Einige Aufgaben der letzten Seiten regen auch zur Beschäftigung mit dem Zahlenraum über 10 an. Ab Seite 25 sind auch Multiplikations- und Divisionsaufgaben zu finden. Bohny legte allerdings nicht nur Wert auf die Lösung von Rechenaufgaben, sondern auch auf die Ausbildung des sprachlichen Ausdrucksvermögens der Kinder: „Denn die Sprache ist das Mittel, durch welches die Außenwelt den Kindern zum Verständnis gebracht werden kann. Die Kinder sollen vorerst anschauen, dann über das Angeschaute denken und das Gedachte richtig aussprechen lernen." Wichtig war es Bohny auch, Bildgegenstände aus der alltäglichen Umgebung der Kinder zu wählen, um einerseits so das Interesse für das Buch zu wecken, andererseits aber auch einen intensiveren Blick auf die Außenwelt zu fördern." (Wikipedia) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 28 x 34 cm, Halbleder mit aufmontierter Deckelillustration [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zur Lehre von dem Verhältniss der Gagnlienköper zu den Nervenfasern. Neue Beiträge von F.H. Bidder. Nebst einem Anhange von A.W. Volkmann.

      - Leipzig, Druck und Verlag von Breitkopf und Haertel, 1847, 4°, (4), 72 pp., mit 2 C.B. Reichert gezeichneten lith. Tafeln mit 14 Abbildungen, feiner Pappband im Stil d.Zt. üRare - First Edition! Alfred Volkmann (1801-1877), Georg Bidder (1810-1894), and the Neuroanatomical School at the University of Tartu "In 1842, the German physiologist and anatomist Alfred Wilhelm Volkmann and the Baltic-German physiologist and anatomist Friedrich Karl Georg Heinrich von Bidder published a small monograph dealing with the sympathetic nervous System, which attracted the attention of the neuroscience community (Bidder & Volkmann, 1842). It was a time when Volkmann resided at the University of Dorpat (now Tartu, Estonia), which was locatcd on the territory of Livonia, then part of the tsarist Russian Empire. Although Volkmann's stay in Tartu was relatively short (1837-1843), the number of papers he published suggests that for him it was a relatively fertile period. Similarly, Bidder also published a number of papers at that time." "There was certain disunity in the sympathetic (autonomic) nervous System research field; there was an open question as to whether it was independent or rather was linked to the ccrcbrospinal nervous System. In their work, Bidder and Volkmann first conducted a detailed analysis of the knowledge of the sympathetic nerves and ganglia of that time, including a very detailed description of the findings of Purkyne, Valentin, J. F. Rosenthal, and Pappenheim, which they compared with Remak's findings (Bidder & Volkmann, 1842). Based on their own anatomical observations, the authors further concluded that the sympathetic nervous System contained two types of fibers, those that were thick and myelinated (spinal) or thin and unmyelinated. Furthermore, fibers were not interconnected with ganglion bodies. For a more detailed differentiation of fibers, they used the micrometer procedure developed by Volkmann, in which they precisely measured the fiber's diameter. In addition, Bidder and Volkmann studied the relationship between the mentioned types of fibers in different areas of the peripheral nervous System. In the ramus communicans of frogs, they found that about two thirds of the fibers were of a cerebrospinal origin and the rest that of sympathetic origin; similarly, in somatic nerves they found approximately 10% of thin fibers. Conversely, the nerve fibers leading to the mucosa, esophagus, stomach, intestines, and bladder were almost exclusively composed of thin fibers, and, moreover, according to Bidder and Volkmann, these fibers did not originate in the brain or spinal cord and, therefore, the sympathetic nervous System was independent." "Simultancously to Wagner, Bidder (1847) later published work on the relationship between the ganglion bodies and nerve fibers with an afterword by Volkmann, who at that time worked at the University of Halle. Although Bidder's and Wagner's observations were almost the same, their Interpretation was different. While Wagner rightly described fibers protruding from the ganglion cells, Bidder was convinced that, in the peripheral nervous System, the ganglion body was the thickening of the nerve fiber. This interpretation reflects the fact that Bidder was primarily a physiologist (Stieda, 1899). According to him, this body contained a grainy pale yellow viscous substance with a nucleus and one or two nucleoli. The ganglion body floated in the expansion of the nerve fiber in the nervous fluid; it was, therefore, clear that fibers could not come out of it. Bidder was unsuccessful at finding similar structures in the brain and spinal cord, although he described large ganglion cells with processes already described before him by Purkyne and Hannover; however, he was convinced that those processes were artifacts that appeared during tissue Processing. He was convinced that, during development, first a network of nerve fibers similar to fibrils of connective tissue arose, which . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité théorique et pratique des luxations congénitales du fémur, suivi d'un appendice sur la prhophylaxie des luxations spontanées.

      Lyon, Guilbert et Dorier, Paris, J.B.Baillière, 1847, Gr.4, VIII, 264, 23 pp., ( 2 Bl.), 10 gestochene Tafeln, OBrosch. in zubindbarer Schutzmappe Erste Auflage!

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        The New Zealanders Illustrated.

      London McLean 1847 - First edition in book form. Folio. Additional hand-coloured lithographed title-page, 60 hand-coloured lithographs, minimal light foxing, contemporary half red morocco, a bit rubbed, rebacked preserving original spine, a very good example. Angas (1822-1886), was perhaps the most brilliant British depictor of ethnographic types. To perfect himself as a draughtsman, in 1842, he studied anatomical drawing in London, and also learned the art of lithography. In September 1843 he went to South Australia, a colony of which his father was one of the founders. There he joined several of (Sir) George Grey's expeditions, and made sketches in watercolours of the scenery, aborigines, and natural history of South Australia. Proceeding to New Zealand, he travelled over eight hundred miles on foot in the wildest regions, and made sketches of the country as he journeyed. Returning to England, he published his sketches in 1847 in two folio volumes, entitled 'South Australia Illustrated' and 'The New Zealanders Illustrated.' These, along with his South African volume, form a cornerstone of colour-plate travel literature. This work features marvellous plates of the Maori and their environment. Angas depicts them swinging from a pole by rope; their tattoos, etc. Abbey Travel 589; Colas 132; Tooley 61; Hocken p129; Taylor p152. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        OMOO: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS

      London: John Murray, 1847. First British edition preceeding the American edition by several weeks. Original decorated red cloth covered boards expertly re-backed with new endpapers. Spine stamped in gilt. Frontispiece map showing the relative positions of the Marquesas and Tahiti. Illustration on page 78. 321 pages with 16 pages of publisher's ads at the rear. Signature mark "P" on p. 209 as called for by BAL. Melville's second book preceeded by Typee. Small, neat contemporary owner's name. A tight, very good copy. Internally quite clean and nice. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Der Rhein und die Rheinlande von Mainz bis Köln in malerischen Original Ansichten von Ludwig Lange, in Stahl gestochen von Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern. Von einem historisch topographischen Text begleitet.

      Darmstadt, Lange, 1847. 24 x 16 cm. 2 Bl., 346 S. Mit gestoch. Titel und 100 Stahlstichtafeln von Poppel, Riegel, Willmann, Rohbock, Richter u.a. nach Lange. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rtit. und Rvergoldung. Mit zahlreichen Ansichten von Andernach, Bacharach, Bonn, Koblenz, Köln, Laach, Mainz, Oberwesel, Remagen, Rheineck, Rüdesheim, Stolzenfels, Wiesbaden (jeweils mehrere) sowie Altenburg, Asmannshausen, Bingen, Brühl, Godesberg, Limburg, Lorch, Rhens, Weilburg u.a. - Einband leicht berieben. Die Vorsätze mit gebräunten Ecken. Im Schnitt zwei Tintenflecken, insgesamt nur mimial gebräunt und wenige Seiten gering stockfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland

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        1847 F. A. Pouchet THÉORIE POSITIVE de L'OVULATION SPONTANÉE / SPONTANEOUS GENERATION OF LIFE - 2 VOLUMES including the ATLAS with 20 HAND COLORED PLATES

      Chez J.-B. Bailliere, Paris, France 1847 - THÉORIE POSITIVE de L'OVULATION SPONTANÉE de la FÉCONDATION des MAMMIFÈRES et de L'ESPÈCE HUMAINE, Basée sur L'Observation de Toute la Série Animale. Par F. A. POUCHET (Félix Archimède Pouchet). (English Translation: PROVEN THEORY of SPONTANEOUS OVULATION and FERTILIZATION of MAMMALS and the HUMAN SPECIES, Based on the Observation of the entire Animal Series. By F. A. POUCHET.) Published by Chez J.-B. Bailliere, Libraire de L'Académie Royale de Medecine, PARIS, 1847. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Two Volumes: The TEXT VOLUME plus the Especially Rare ATLAS VOLUME that contains 20 HAND COLORED PLATES. TEXT VOLUME: Original printed wrappers, 5.5x9 inches (14x22.5 cm), 8vo. Pagination: xxxi, [1], 476, [1] fold open table, [3], 28 irregularly numbered Publisher's advertisement pages. ATLAS VOLUME: Hardcovers, original printed paper covered boards and cloth covered spine, large format 9x12 inches (23x30cm). Contains TWENTY HAND COLORED PLATES, one folding, all with tissue guards. CONDITION: Text Volume GOOD Condition: Some wear and soiling to wrappers including several inches of splitting at the spine folds, wear to the spine ends, and edge wear including some small chips. Internally, the front and rear endpapers are mostly glued to the inside front and rear covers; there is some scattered foxing though most pages are bright and white; many pages are still uncut / unopened. Overall a solid, complete copy with original wrappers. Atlas Volume VERY GOOD Condition: The covers spine has been neatly rebacked with cloth; the covers have some soiling, light staining, and edge wear, but remain solid and are doing their job well; there are two rubber ink stamps on the title page "Property of the N. York Hospital" and "Triplicate"; there are creases and a few tears to some of the tissue guards; otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. The plates are all lovely. (Note: The New York Hospital, whose rubber ink stamp is on the title page of the Atlas volume, was founded in 1771 with a charter from King George III. It is the second oldest hospital in New York City, and the third oldest in the United States.) This Two Volume 1847 First Edition Set with the ORIGINAL ATLAS with its 20 HAND COLORED PLATES is SCARCE. About FÉLIX-ARCHIMÈDE POUCHET (from Wikipedia): ******Félix Archimède Pouchet (b. 1800 d. 1872) was a French naturalist and a LEADING PROPONENT of the SPONTANEOUS GENERATION of LIFE from NON LIVING MATERIALS, and as such an opponent of Louis Pasteur's germ theory. From 1828 he was director of the Rouen Jardin des Plantes. In 1838 he became professor at the School of Medicine at Rouen. In 1847, Pouchet effectively launched the study of the physiology of cytology. His major scientific work Hétérogénie was published in 1859. He also wrote a layperson's encyclopedia The Universe, published in 1870, which gives an overview of the sciences, but in which Pouchet ridicules Louis Pasteur's theories. Pouchet was 60 years old while Louis Pasteur was 37 years old when the heart of the debate about spontaneous generation began. Their opinions on generation originated from two competing theories. Pouchet believed in HETEROGENESIS, which assumed that NEW LIVING ORGANISMS CAME FROM INANIMATE OBJECTS, SUCH AS AIR. The parents of these new organisms were not the same species as the new organism. Pasteur supported the germ theory that said microorganisms arose from germs and those microorganisms came from parents of the same species. He supported the idea that germs were mostly everywhere, including things like air and those germs explained the appearance of microorganisms on different inanimate things.****** You can read much more about Félix-Archimède Pouchet on Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet. I believe this is the perfect time to bring the SPONTANEOUS GENERATION OF LIFE theory back to life, given our ruling government no longer believes in real science. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown, First Published from his Lordship's Original Manuscript, and the Several References to the Records Examined by the Original, with Notes by Sollom Emlyn with a Table of Principal Matters Two Volumes

      Philadelphia: Robert H. Small, 1847. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Scarce First American Edition of this seminal treatise by Sir Matthew Hale first published posthumously in 1736. Sir Matthew (1609 - 1676) was an influential barrister and judge who served as the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of the King's Bench whose central legacy is considered by many to be this work on capital offenses. It included two sections, one on the substantive law and one on associated procedures. The American edition provides notes and references to every relevant federal and state statute and case by W.A. Stokes and E. Ingersoll of the Philadelphia Bar. This work thus gives U.S. lawyers the applications of common law to the statutes and cases relevant to their their jurisdictions and legal issues. With tables of cases, principal matters, and abbreviations. Bound in tan leather with red title labels to spines. Spines are browned and creased, corners are lightly bumped and soiled. Small gouge to lower left front cover in Volume I. Offsetting to free endpapers and occasional spots on pages. The book was owned by Baltimore attorney William C. Holland, with his ownership signature dated 3/12/42 on title page of Volume I and name stamp on page edges and spine. He has written pencil notes on the pastedowns and free front endpaper in both volumes (including when he started and finished reading the book) and has underlined some passages in the book in light pencil. Still a very good copy of this important edition of Hale's treatise. Volume I: 751 pages; Volume II: 644 pages. LAW/071217.

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        Misère de la philosophie. Réponse à la philosophie de la misère de M. Proudhon.

      Paris & Brussels: A. Frank and C. G. Vogler,, 1847. Octavo. Uncut and partly unopened in the original printed paper wrappers. Wrappers lightly dust soiled, spine perished and partly missing, sewing still very firm, corners and edges a little chipped; without the errata leaf, as often; a very good copy in unrestored condition, preserved in a custom made box. First edition of Marx's caustic attack of Proudhon, "the bitterest attack delivered by one thinker upon another since the celebrated polemics of the Renaissance" (Isaiah Berlin), one of 800 copies. "In 1846 Proudhon published his celebrated book, La Philosophie de la Misère. He and Marx had remained friends, though their relation had not been intimate since the departure of the latter from Paris. Shortly before the appearance of the book, Proudhon wrote to Marx: 'I await your critical rod' (J'attends votre férule critique). He had not long to wait. Marx had no sooner received a copy of the book and read it than he began to write, in French, a reply to it. This was published in Paris and Brussels in 1847 … and forever shattered the friendship of the two men … The book is a masterpiece of polemical writing. Economic criticism does not generally make very fascinating or exhilarating reading, but Marx's book had both merits. The language is singularly simple and beautiful, the scorn is scathing, the satire keen, and the logic impenetrable. Marx smites Proudhon hip and thigh and makes his work appear as trivial as a schoolboy's essay. For readers of a later generation the brilliance of the book has rather tended to obscure its real merit and importance. For us today the importance of the work lies less in its controversial character, the refutation of Proudhon's theories, than in the fact that it contains the first fruits of the immense amount of reading done during the visit to England in the summer of 1845, and a full and generous recognition of that brilliant school of English Ricardian Socialists, from whom he has been charged with "pillaging" his ideas. It has also another and greater merit. In it we get the first approach to a comprehensive exposition of the materialistic conception of history. Here we find elaborated the theory that history must be interpreted in the light of economic development … The Misère de la Philosophie created a sensation in radical circles, as might have been expected, and added considerably to the fame of the author" (John Spargo, Karl Marx: His Life and Work, p. 92f).

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        Zeichner, Graphiker und Schriftsteller (1877-1959). Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      8. 1 S. - Mit eigenh. adress. Kuvert. An "Herrn Hessel / Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden" (eigenh. Adresse a. Kuvert mit dem Absenderstempel: "Professor Alfred Kubin / Wernstein a/Inn"):"Sehr geehrter Herr Hessel - Recht schönen Dank für Ihre Mitteilungen und die 3 Besprechungen - wenn auch nicht da alles besprochen werden kann [Unterstreichungen im Original] so merke ich doch wie vielseitig und interessierend diese Schau ist - Ich verstehe völlig daß es ungemein vertieft ja zur Leidenschaft werden kann wenn man nicht als Zünftiger solche Ausstellungen arrangiert- die Werke zusammen bringt - die Wirkung aufs Publikum beobachtet u. s. w. finden. Diese vorliegende Schau ist aber von besonderer Bedeutung und mir tut es leid sie nicht sehen zu können.Mit ergebenem Gruß Ihr // A. Kubin".- Der 1847 von Bürgern Wiesbadens gegründete Nassauische Kunstverein veranstaltet regelmäßig Ausstellungen zu Förderung zeitgenössischer und experimenteller Kunst. Dort wurde auch Kubin mehrfach ausgestellt.- In unserem Brief geht es um die Ausstellung. "Phantastisches Erleben in Zeichnung und Illustration" im Wiesbadner Kunstverein vom 1. Febr. bis 2. März 1942, die Kubin nicht persönlich besuchen konnte.Ausgestellt wurden Aquarelle, Handzeichnungen u. Graphik der Künstler Otto Coester / Fritz Fischer / Hans Fischer / Heinrich Ilgenfritz / Alfred Kitzig / Alfred Kubin / Hans Meid / Willy Meyer / Hanna Nagel / Hellmut Rabitz / Fritz Rehn / Peter Roehl / Johannes Thiel / Elisabeth Voigt / A. Paul Weber / Franz Wellenstein / Franz Windhagen / Zenta Zizler.

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        L art de magnetiser ou le magnetisme animal considere sous le point de vue theorique, pratique et therapeutique

      - Paris, Germer bailliere 1847. Encuadernado en pergamino duro. 364+32 páginas. Una mancha en el dibujo de la portada y manchas de humedad. 23x14 cm. Ref: 10536 [LS/015290-10536]

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        Méthode nouvelle pour dresser, maîtriser et dompter tous les chevaux au moyen du filet à poulies.

      A. Wesmael-Legros Namur c 1847 - Large landscape 8vo. 16 pp. incl. title and 7 plates lithographed by Carbotte. Original green wrappers, upper wrapper lithographed by Carbotte; spine defective, upper wrapper a bit stained. "Opuscule très rare" (Mennessier de La Lance) on the author's use of pulleys to direct horses. We could not trace any copy in Worldcat nor KVK, and no example at auction in the last 35 years. An attractive provincial Belgian production with lovely plates. Mennessier de La Lance II, p. 345; not in Doyen, Bibl. namuroise. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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...

      New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1847. xiv,594pp. plus sixty-seven colored lithograph plates. Modern black morocco, spine gilt. Light scattered foxing, but plates generally clean, with tissue guards.With Beautiful Color Plates of American FruitsThe first edition to contain colored plates of "the standard American pomological authority" (Hedrick). A.J. Downing and his brother, Charles, revolutionized both American landscape gardening and American fruit growing in the 1840s, the latter with the publication of this book in 1845. This 1847 edition employs the same plates, but it is printed on larger paper and adds the handsome color plates which only appear in this edition and one issued in 1850. After A.J. Downing's death, the book went through some twenty editions in the 19th century under Charles' editorship.The text makes no reference to the lovely plates of apples, pears, cherries, plums, berries, and other fruits, and as Plesch says, they "seem to have crept into the volume by stealth." The Plesch copy and the one recorded by Bennett each contain only sixty-nine plates; however, we have handled copies with varying numbers of plates, and this copy has sixty-seven. The plates were actually produced in Paris and shipped to America to be bound with the book. The final product is a lovely and important volume.Bennett, p.35; Hedrick, p.486; Meisel III, p.441; Oak Spring Pomona 60; Plesch Sale 219.

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        Handbuch der topographischen Anatomie und ihrer praktisch medicinisch-chirurgischen Anwendungen. 2 Bde.

      Wien, Verlag von Druck von J.B. Wallishauser, 1847, 8, XVI, 523, XII, 427 pp., 2 Halblederbände der Zeit mit roten Rückenschildern feines Exemplar. Seltene erste Ausgabe des ersten deutschsprachigen Werkes über topografische Anatomie ! Joseph Hyrtl (1799-1868), professor of anatomy at Vienna, published the first text on topographical anatomy in German. He was for 30 years the most popular lecturer on the subject in Europe, and ranks as one of the greatest of medical scholars. Garrison & Morton No. 414

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        The Estray: A Collection of Poems

      Boston: William D. Ticknor and Co, 1847. Fine. First edition. Original glazed cream boards with paper spine label. Contemporary gift inscription, and a little foxing, else a superlative and fine copy. Apparently the original owner fashioned a dustwrapper from printed purple paper, and this jacket appears never to have been off the book. A poetry anthology with contributions by Longfellow, and many others. As nice a copy as one is likely to see. BAL 12088 only 1150 copies printed.

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        A voyage of discovery and research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the years 1839-43.

      London Murray 1847 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., lii, [4], 366; v-x (i-iv not published), [4], 447 pp., 8 maps (3 folding, 1 full-page), 8 lithograph plates (1 folding, this lightly foxed), 19 text illustrations, contemporary calf, spines richly gilt, red and green morocco labels, neatly rebacked preserving spines, all edges gilt, a handsome set. The account of the first voyage to enter what is known today as the Ross Sea, the first to sight the Admiralty Mountains, the first to see Victoria Land, Ross Island, Mounts Erebus and Terror, and the Ross Ice Shelf, amongst other momentous discoveries. Once this account became public, no one could doubt there was a great southern continent of immense proportions to be explored. Ross was born in London, the nephew of Sir John Ross, under whom he entered the navy in 1812, accompanying him on Sir John's first Arctic voyage in search of a Northwest Passage in 1818. Between 1819 and 1827, Ross took part in four Arctic expeditions under Sir William Parry, and in 1829 to 1833, again served under his uncle on Sir John's second Arctic voyage. Between 1839 and 1843, Ross commanded an Antarctic expedition comprising the vessels HMS Erebus and HMS Terror and charted much of the coastline of the continent. Francis Crozier was second in command of the expedition and commanded HMS Terror. Support for the expedition had been arranged by Francis Beaufort, hydrographer of the Navy and a member of several scientific societies. On the expedition was Joseph Dalton Hooker, who had been invited along as assistant surgeon. Erebus and Terror were bomb vessels – an unusual type of warship named after the mortar bombs they were designed to fire and constructed with extremely strong hulls, to withstand the recoil of the mortars, which were to prove of great value in thick ice. In 1841, James Ross discovered the Ross Sea, Victoria Land, and the volcanoes Mount Erebus and Mount Terror, which were named for the expedition's vessels. They sailed for 250 nautical miles (460 km) along the edge of the low, flat-topped ice shelf they called the Victoria Barrier, later named "Ross Ice Shelf" in his honour. In the following year, he attempted to penetrate south at about 55°W, and explored the eastern side of what is now known as James Ross Island, discovering and naming Snow Hill Island and Seymour Island. It is interesting to note that Ross reported that Admiralty Sound (which he named Admiralty Inlet appeared to Ross to have been blocked by glaciers at its southern end. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1848 and knighted in 1844. Taurus 9; Rosove 276.A1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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