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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'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'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's native animals. Audubon'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'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'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'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'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's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon'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'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'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’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'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'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'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's native animals. Audubon'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'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'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'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'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's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon'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'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'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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        [GROUP OF ELEVEN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR SKETCHES AND INK DRAWINGS OF VAQUEROS IN MEXICO AND CHILE]

      [Mexico or Chile. 1847-1848].. Watercolor paintings or ink and wash drawings on variously sized sheets of paper (see below). In near fine condition, uniformly matted. In an oblong folio cloth clamshell case, leather label. A fine collection of beautifully drawn watercolors and ink and wash sketches of cowboys and cowboy culture in Mexico and Chile. The images were drawn by Captain Henry Byam Martin, a commander in the British Navy, the son of an admiral, and himself a future admiral. They were done while Martin was captain of the H.M.S. Grampus, a fifty- gun ship, in the Pacific. Martin took command of the Grampus in November 1845, and based on the dates on six of the images, they were created in Mexico or Chile in 1847 and 1848. Two are noted as being done in Tepic, in southwestern Mexico, near Guadalajara, and another is identified as having been made in Santiago. The watercolors and drawings show vaqueros and shepherds riding horses, roping, tending their herds, and relaxing. Virtually every drawing exhibits an eye for ethnological detail in the wonderful depiction of the costumes and accoutrements of the cowboys and their horses. A few of the images are of local women as well. Henry Byam Martin (1803-65), the second son of Admiral Thomas Byam Martin, entered the Royal Naval College at the age of thirteen. He rose steadily through the ranks of the Royal Navy, being made a lieutenant in 1823, a commander in 1825, and a captain in 1827. Martin was second in command of the Baltic fleet during the Crimean War, and was elevated to the rank of Admiral in 1864, a year before his death. He spent much time sailing in the Mediterranean and the Pacific, but he also visited North and South America. Martin is best known for his published account of his journey in Polynesia in 1846-47, but he conducted a lengthy tour of eastern Canada and the eastern United States in 1832-33. He created sketches and drawings on many of his journeys, including scenes in Charleston, South Carolina in 1833, sketches of his tours through Greece and Turkey in 1835, and in Portugal and Spain in 1860. The images are as follow: 1) "Casa Blanca 20th June 1848." Watercolor on a 7 1/2 x 8 1/4- inch sheet. A colorful watercolor of a vaquero on his horse, pictured from the side. The cowboy is fully outfitted in his regalia, including large spurs. Likely done in Chile, due to the presence of the characteristic tall Chilean cowboy hat. 2) "Tepic 1848 19th March." Ink and wash on a 6 1/4 x 8- inch sheet. An attractive drawing of a vaquero on horseback, the horse reared up on its hind legs and the vaquero in the midst of throwing his lasso. 3) "Mexican." Watercolor on a 8 1/4 x 5 ¾-inch sheet. A colorful watercolor, showing details of a Mexican cowboy's hat, his whip, and his pants and shoes. The manuscript caption reads: "The hat band is of massive [?] & the drops & buttons. The Mexican hat is of great weight." 4) Untitled watercolor on an 11 x 6 ¾-inch sheet. A wonderful watercolor showing a beautifully dressed cowboy (almost certainly from Mexico) wearing his large hat and embroidered pants and jacket. He holds a whip in his right hand, and a cape over his left shoulder. The image bears a strong resemblance to the vaquero pictured in number eleven, below, which was done in Tepic, Mexico in December 1847. 5) Untitled ink and wash drawing on a 5 x 10 1/2-inch sheet. A very attractive drawing of a cowboy on horseback in the process of lassoing a galloping horse. 6) Untitled watercolor on an 8 x 12 1/4-inch sheet, dated "Santiago 3rd September 1847." An interesting and handsome composite drawing, showing three views of a Chilean cowboy, as well as front and rear views of a Chilean woman. There are also details of a tall Chilean cowboy hat, spurs, stirrups, and a boot, as well as a drawing of a cowboy on horseback. 7) Composite ink and wash drawings on a 7 x 10 1/4-inch sheet, containing four separate drawings: a) a profile view of a horse's head with a bridle in its mouth and a caption reading "the head stock black leather with massive lumps of silver on it"; b) profile view of a cowboy wearing spurs while walking, with a caption reading "the men are obliged to walk on tiptoes, to keep their spurs off the ground"; c) a rear view of a cowboy on a horse, captioned "Postillion"; d) an uncaptioned profile view of a woman. 8) Untitled watercolor on a 6 ¾ x 10 1/4-inch sheet. A lovely drawing of two vaqueros, one on foot and leading his horse, the other on horseback. The colors of the cowboys' ponchos and the horse's blanket are especially vivid. 9) Untitled ink and wash drawing on a 5 ¾ x 8-inch sheet, dated "1st Sept. 1847." Presumably done in Santiago, Chile, due to the proximity in date with the other sketch dated September 3, 1847. An attractive drawing of a vaquero on horseback and two more cowboys seated on the ground nearby. All three wear the characteristic tall hat of the Chilean cowboys. 10) "A Chile Shepherd." Ink and wash on a 5 ¾ x 7 ¾-inch sheet. A profile view of a shepherd on horseback in a large valley. He also wears a tall Chilean hat. 11) "Tepic - (Mexico) 28th December 1847." Watercolor on a 9 1/2 x 13-inch sheet. A fantastic and beautifully colored drawing of a vaquero on horseback in full regalia and sitting tall in the saddle. His horse is colorfully outfitted, and he wears a red bandana under his wide- brimmed hat. The cowboy's long sword is sheathed on the left side of his horse. A great image of a Mexican cowboy. A fine collection of images of Mexican and Chilean cowboys, by a talented British sailor.

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        The Parables of Our Lord

      London: Longman & Company, 1847. First edition. 12mo. Superbly bound in full black impressed binding by Hayday. 31 chromolithographed full-page illustrations, chromo title page, text, borders and initials all by Noel Humphreys. A monumental production of this most notable and sought-after early Victorian landmark in book binding and color production. A fne copy with almost no signs of wear, seldom seen in this condition.

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        LETTER DESCRIPTIVE OF THE BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA. WRITTEN UPON THE GROUND...WITH A DIAGRAM OF THE BATTLE FIELD...[wrapper title]

      Lawrenceburgh, In.: John B. Hall, 1847.. [1],12pp. plus plan. Original printed yellow wrappers. Wrappers creased and heavily worn. Tear in foredge of plan and leaf of explanatory text, costing a small bit of the lower portion of the plan. Old dark stain throughout, with an attendant small hole causing minor loss of a few letters of text on each of seven pages. Excepting the stain, a good copy. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A great rarity of Mexican War narratives. This copy has a remarkable provenance, bearing the ownership signature of Gen. Walter Lane on the front wrapper. Lane was born in Ireland but moved to Texas in 1836 and participated in the Texas Revolution. He rose to the rank of major, participated at the Battle of Monterrey, and helped recover the remains of the Mier Expedition. He fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, rising to the rank of brigadier general. The Battle of Buena Vista, which took place on Feb. 23, 1847, was a major victory for American forces under Zachary Taylor, as they defeated a much larger Mexican contingent under the command of Santa Anna. It was the only major battle of the war to take place on the American side of the Rio Grande. The Indiana volunteers, the 3rd Regiment of which Thomas W. Gibson was a member, were among the first to be attacked and fought valiantly throughout the day, trapping Mexican forces and repulsing their attack. Gibson (misidentified as "J.W. Gibson" on the front wrapper) describes in great and immediate detail his experiences during the battle in a letter written from Agua Neva (some twelve miles from the mountain pass of Buena Vista) dated March 6th, less than two weeks after the battle. An addenda, possibly composed by the publisher, John B. Hall, extols the actions of the Hoosier volunteers. The plan of the battle was drawn by John G. Dunn, also a member of the 3rd Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, and shows the position of American and Mexican forces during the battle. The accompanying text describes the action, relating charges, retreats, artillery exchanges, and the deaths of several American officers. Not in Garrett, and therefore not at the University of Texas at Arlington. OCLC locates only five copies, at Yale, Harvard, The New York Public Library, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Huntington Library. The NUC adds a copy at the Library of Congress. We are able to identify only two copies on the market in the last one hundred years. Extremely rare, and with a fine provenance. HAFERKORN, p.45. TUTOROW 3399. OCLC 27984877.

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        OMOO: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS

      London: John Murray, 1847.. Contemporary polished calf, spine richly gilt, marbled edges and endsheets, bound without the terminal catalogue. Frontis map. Some scuffs and rubs to the boards, but otherwise a very good copy in contemporary dress. First edition, BAL's state A of the signature mark on p. 209. Melville's second book, and like its predecessor, published in London a few days prior to its American publication, in both wrappers and in cloth, in Murray's HOME AND COLONIAL LIBRARY series. BAL 13655.

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        Catalogue Général des Livres composant les Bibliothèques du Département de la Marine et des Colonies

      Five thick vols, each printed on heavy laid paper. 8vo (230 by 150 mm), uniformly bound ca. 1847 by the atelier of the Imprimerie Royale for the Prince Royal, Louis-Charles-Philippe-Raphaël d'Orléans, Duc de Nemours (1814-1896) in crimson straight-grained morocco (minor & skillful repairs to several joints), sides and smooth spines richly gilt in the style of the "Rocaille Louis-Philippe," the solid tools on covers connected with curved triple fillets, in centers the initials "LO" surrounded by a laurel wreath and surmounted by the royal crown (OHDR fer 2), inside gilt roll borders, light-blue watered-silk liners and endleaves, a.e.g. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1838-39-40-42-43. This magnificently bound five volume catalogue is to a large extent tantamount to a bibliography of French naval and colonial history, describing 17,108 works printed up to 1842, plus approximately 3000 later acquisitions, short-title listed in the index only. It was compiled under the supervision of Louis Marie Bajot (1775-d. "after 1854"), Inspector General of the library of the ministry of the French navy, in collaboration with Angliviel, in charge of the ministry's library of maps and charts. The compilation of the catalogue required remarkable cooperation of numerous librarians in Paris, the ports, and far-flung places such as Pondicherry and Guadeloupe. The catalogue, in fact, lists the contents of no less than eleven libraries belonging to the Ministère de la Marine: its main library and the Dépot général des Cartes et Plans in Paris; the libraries of the naval bases at Cherbourg, Brest, Lorient, Rochefort and Toulon; and the naval hospitals of these ports (except for Lorient). It also gives a list of six colonial naval libraries. In all cases, the names of the librarians in charge and their salaries are given (interestingly, Bajot's was 7,000 frs, while Angliviel's was more than double at 18,000 frs per year). This information is repeated in the preliminary matters of each volume. The catalogue itself preferably describes the copies of the two Paris libraries, otherwise those in one of the other nine libraries; three columns indicate the symbols and shelf numbers of the eleven libraries in three columns headed "Ports," "Hôspitaux," and "Paris." During the Restoration, and especially under Louis-Philippe, the binding atelier of the Imprimerie Royale, under the direction of a certain Courtois, bound the official publications of the Imprimerie in good calf bindings for the ministries, and in richly gilt deluxe morocco for the King and the Crown Prince (the Duc de Nemours, second son of Louis-Philippe, had succeeded his elder brother on his death in 1842 as Prince Royal). These binding for the Duc de Nemours are particularly successful for the handsome treatment to the wide spines. The Duc de Nemours, who was himself an important book collector, was greatly interested in the Navy and especially the colonies, having participated in the conquest of Algeria. His library was dispersed many years after his death, in 1931-32. Preserved in five lined red cloth boxes, morocco labels on backs. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 643-44-"Le ministère de la Marine a fait en bibliographie un fort bon travail, très-digne de servir de modèle...Le catalogue de la marine se recommande par les notes qui accompagnent les titres d'un grand nombre d'ouvrages, indiquant exactement le contenu des livres enregistrés...Ces renseignements sont d'une grande utilité pour les travailleurs. Le catalogue contient en tout 17,108 articles." .

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        Ruins of the Memnonium at Thebes. Lithograph from Robert's "Holy Lands"

      London:: F.G. Moon,. 1847.. May 1st, 1847. c. 50 x 35 cm plus margins. Original tinted lithograph, full page. Extremely clean copy, archivally & handsomely framed in gilt frame with wash mount.

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        [Carlyle, Thomas] Autograph verse and photograph

      Chelsea, 1847. Autograph quotation signed by Thomas Carlyle, matted together with an albumen print carte de visite of the Scottish writer. The verse is from Shakespeare's Winter's Tale, Act IV, Scene 3, reading "Jog on, jog on the foot path-way, / And merrily hent the stile-a; / A merry heart goes all the day, / A sad one tires in a mile-a." Carlyle changed the last line slightly from Shakespeare's original text, which read: "Your sad tires in a mile-a." Below the verse is the author's signature and the date: "Chelsea, 12 April, 1847." The verse measures approximately 3 1/4 by 6 inches; the entire mat measures 14 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches. In fine condition.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS. Edited by Mrs Shelley

      Edward Moxon. London. 1847. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (6.7 x 4.4 inches). The New edition, complete in three volumes, of the Mrs Shelley edition which was originally issued in four volumes in 1839. Portrait Frontis in volume one. Contains an introduction and copious notes by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Finely bound in early twentieth century fine leather bindings by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for the Los Angeles department store J. W. Robinson Company and with both companies names in gilt to the inner rear boards. Full red morocco. Spines with five raised bands. The compartments decorated with green floral inlays among fine gilt speckles, all within gilt ruled borders. The front boards each have blue circular leather inlays stamped in gilt with Shelley's monogram surrounded by a gilt and green leather inlay floral spray. Triple ruled gilt borders with decorative floral green leather inlays and gilt floral designs to the corners. Rear boards with matching corner decorations but the central circular leather inlays are of a tan pansy on a dark blue background with the words 'Pansies let my flowers be' in a gilt circle around the inlays. This all within a decorative gilt and green inlaid floral spray design. All edges gilt. The inside of the front board of the first volume has a beautiful hand painted miniature portrait of Shelley, painted on ivory, mounted under glass within a highly decorative gilt and green and red leather inlaid elaborate floral design on blue morocco doublure. The other inner board turn-ins are tooled with gilt and dotted borders around Blue silk endpapers. The three volumes are all in fine condition and are housed in a blue velvet lined plinth with finger cut-aways at the bottom to allow the volumes to be slid out. The plinth sits in a red morocco upright book-form case showing three spines with raised bands and gilt lettering and tooling, with a spring loaded button on the top to open both the front panels. The inner panels are lined with cream Moire silk. The silk has split on the inner front door but is still complete. A wonderful example of the fine bookbinders art at its best.

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly

      London,: T. & W. Boone,, 1847.. Two volumes, octavo, 17 plates and two folding maps, illustrated; a very good copy in attractive old pale tan half calf, double labels. First edition of one of the most significant of the early Australian coastal voyages. The Jukes account is particularly important for his description of the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Torres Strait, and includes an impressively detailed map of the north-east coast from Endeavour River north to New Guinea.'The Admiralty decided in 1841 to have the Great Barrier Reefs explored and to have the gaps surveyed in order that some means might be devised for marking the most eligible of these openings, in order that they could be recognised in due time and passed through in comparative safety... The expedition was noteworthy for being the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission...' (Ingleton, Charting a Continent, pp. 61-66).The Fly was commissioned under Captain Francis Price Blackwood, and sailed from Falmouth on 11 April 1842 with her tender the cutter Bramble. Jukes sailed as the naturalist to the expedition, and with his captain's consent wrote the official narrative.Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', pp. 129-30; Ferguson, 4549; Hill, 901; People, Print and Paper, 119; Wantrup, 92a.

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

      Boston & New York: [vol.I] C.C.Little & Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co. in Boston and D.Appleton & Co. in New York, [vol.II] Hovey & Co., [1847- ]1856. 2 volumes, large quarto. (13 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches). Half-title in vol. 1. 2pp. list of subscribers. Titles with wood-engraved vignettes by A. Roberts. 2 lithographed portrait frontispieces (Hovey and Sharp) on india paper mounted, 96 fine chromolithographed plates by William Sharp (72 on India paper mounted, 12 on card stock mounted, 12 on full sheets) numerous text illustrations of trees, leaves and fruit. Contemporary half green morocco over green cloth covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, bound by John C. Moore of Rochester, NY (binder's ticket in each vol.). Very rare large-paper issue of the first extensive monograph with color plates devoted to American fruit. The most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America and "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese). Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856. "Hovey's work on American fruits was the most lavish treatment of the subject prior to the Civil War ... [and] can claim to be the first major publication illustrated with chromolithographs" (Reese). The 96 varieties featured include 93 fruit trees (53 pear, 20 apple, 7 cherry, 7 peach and 6 plum) and 3 strawberry varieties. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp and are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. Each entry is headed by cross-references to the other standard European and American books and periodicals. The illustrations generally comprise a thumb-nail sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. The work was issued in two formats: a regular issue and a "quarto" or large paper issue. An idea of the rarity of this large paper issue can by gained from studying the list of subscribers: 219 subscribers for 220 copies of Hovey's work are recorded. Of these only 18 subscribed for the present issue, making it just over twelve times as rare as the normal octavo issue (indeed none of the 22 auction records for sets or part sets sold, going back to 1975, are for this large paper issue). The text is printed from the same setting but with much greater space in all the margins, but the chief difference is in the plates. The high-quality india paper allows for much finer detail to be shown as well as displaying the many colours applied by the chromolithographer to their full advantage. Interestingly, the first 24 plates in vol. 1 are not on India paper (as issued), suggesting that the publisher and author were still working out the details of production when the first parts were published. The present copy is bound by a Rochester New York binder. None of the Rochester subscribers (including famed fruitman D. M. Dewey) purchased a large paper issue. In nearby Canandaigua, however, John Greig was indeed a large- paper subscriber, suggesting this to be his copy. Greig served as a U.S. Representative from New York, practiced law in the region and was President of the Ontario [County] Bank. He was also President of the Ontario Agricultural Society and owned an extensive nursery. Nissen BBI 941; Reese, Stamped with a National Character 20; Sabin 33206; Oak Spring Pomona 61; McGrath, p.112; Bennett, p.59; Arnold Arboretum/ Harvard p.354

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        Narrative of a Journey round the World, during the Years 1841 and 1842

      London,: Henry Colburn,, 1847.. Two volumes, octavo, with a frontispiece portrait and a folding map; small library stamp at the end of one volume; complete with the 24 pp. Colburn advertisements; an excellent copy in old half green morocco. An important book on Hawaii, Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Simpson, Governor-in-Chief of the Hudson's Bay Territories in North America, was influential in revitalising the company's operations and greatly encouraged the exploration of its territories.Simpson left London in 1841, and went by way of Halifax and Boston to Canada, crossing by canoe to Vancouver. He made two visits to Sitka, and his material on Alaska is significant. He passed Fort Ross and made stops at San Francisco, Monterey, and Santa Barbara, and gives a detailed account of his time in California.He went on to Hawaii, where the company had a store. Forbes notes that 'This account of his visit to the islands is important for its full and accurate report of business and financial conditions in Honolulu... [his] suggestion led to the formation of a "commission" which proceeded to Washington DC , Paris, and London seeking the confirmation of Hawaiian independence from the three great powers. Simpson himself was the accredited third member of this commission'.Cowan, p. 589; Hill (2nd edn), 1572; Howes, S495; Judd, 162; Lada-Mocarski, 129; Lande, 1447; Strathern & Edwards , 505; Wagner-Camp, 140; Wickersham, 4126.

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        SCRAP BOOKS

      N.P.: n.p.. n.d.. 4to., variously bound. unpaginated.. 7 Volumes. Seven volumes of engravings collected by George W. Casilear. Casilear was an engraver and landscape artist in New York from 1847 to 1852, working with his brother John W. Casilear from 1847 to 1848. In 1851, he produced, with Henry Bainbridge, A View of San Francisco, published by Sarony and Major in 1851. About the same time, he produced a view of Sacramento, also published by Sarony. He also produced the sketch used by G.V. Cooper for the frontispiece in Lett's Pictoral View of California. See George C. Groce and David H. Wallace, The New-York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860 (New Haven: Yale Univerity Press, 1957), 114. Casilear then worked as an editor, secretary and solicitor of patents from 1852 to 1857. In 1862, he became Chief of the Engraving Division of the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. Casilear was instrumental in the redesign of United States currency in 1864. One contemporary news account called his engraving of the landing of Columbus "superior to that of the original." (The Farmer's Cabinet, Amherst, New Hampshire, January 21, 1864). But in May 1878, Casilear was accused of "gross misconduct" and a congressional committee chair urged President Rutherford B. Hayes to remove him from office (Herald Tribune, New York, May 2, 1878). Casilear remained in office, and he would lead an investigation of counterfeiting of United States bonds based on evidence found by the Secret Service in Chicago (Herald Tribune, New York, October 1, 1880). See also Ben. Perley Poore, Congressional Directory (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1872 and 1881). Casilear was finally removed from office in 1885, being replaced by John A. O'Neill of Hoboken, New Jersey. News accounts stated that no charges of wrongdoing had emerged, and Casilear was "considered one of the best engravers in the country" (New York Times, April 17, 1885). But a subsequent news account stated that Casilear's replacement would "bring new life to a division that has been charged with a lack of ingenuity and freshness." The same account averred that Casilear had "never touched a graver or a plate in the production of a government note," noting his focus on designing silver certificates and bonds" (New York Times, April 18, 1885). Possibly, politics was a factor, the Democratic Cleveland administration having recently replaced the Republican Arthur administration. The seven volumes include well over 500 engravings mostly from England, continental Europe, with some from the United States. There is no apparent format of organization, but some points are worthy of note. One volume, labeled "Miscellaneous Engravings" includes a number of English engravings attributed to James Virtue, the National Gallery and the Royal Collection. Another, labeled "Engravings," also has a number of items attributed to Virtue. A third volume, labeled "Scrap Book-Engravings and Etchings by the Old and New School," includes mainly English, French and German items, with translations into English of some of the French captions. A fourth volume, labeled "Scrap Book," includes annotations with handwritten biographical information about many of the engravers and descriptive information about the engravings. A fifth volume includes an engraving of President Chester Arthur with a facsimile signature and date, along with French, English, German and American engravings. Five of the seven volumes are bound in half leather, marbled paper-covered boards. One is bound in leather, gilt decorated, and one half leather, cloth boards. Casilear's bookplate is on the front pastedown of each volume. The volumes are rubbed and scuffed at the edges, and there is some foxing.

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        The Origin of Free-Masonry; Its Mission, and the Epoch of its Material Institution

      Edinburgh: Printed By H. and J. Pillans. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. Moderate rubbing to leather at ends of spine and at corners of boards. A 2/3" by 1/8" piece of leather shaved from edge of top corner of front board. A 1 1/2" narrow split to leather along front joint. A few spots of foxing. Front hinge broken with split to gutter between two blank fly leaves.; iv, (5)-64 pages. Page dimensions: 194 x 123mm. Contemporary full black straight grain leather binding with heavy gilt borders to boards. Gilt title on front board. Two gilt masonic emblems in upper corners of front board. Marbled endpapers. The final 7 pages are a printed list of subscriber's names, totalling 218 copies. Begins with a broad philosophical discussion on the origins of human society. The author traces modern Freemasonry to theTemplars or Knights of the Temple. The secrecy of the fraternity is necessary because of the constancy of persecution in human history. Rare. Not in British Library. "Nearly all those who have written on Free-masonry have misled themselves, or have wished to deceive others by leading them in false directions. Some have seen in it merely an Institution secondary to that of the Templars; others have traced back its origin to the time of Solomon and the ancient Patriarchs; while there are those who state it so late as the Crusades. Some are only able to perceive in it a disorganised association instituted by Manes, or by the Old Man of the Mountain. There are those who consider it anti-religious and arch-heretical; - while others look upon it as a political and secret Institution, in a perpetual state of conspiracy against the constitued powers of the State."- pp. 5-6. "For 13 years I have had the happiness of being a member of Masonic Societies, an Order which is merely a direct continuation of the Templars, which was the principal key of the Masonic Instituion; and I have constantly instructed myself by reading works on Masonry, as to the causes from which the Order originated." - pp. 40-41. "[W]e modern Masons, being the heirs, successors, and propagandists of the doctrines of the Templars, trace our origin from these to Christ, through Christ to the Egyptian temples, and from these temples to the primitive initiatory schools. In short, the Masonry of the present day only owes its origin to the first moral and religious inspiration which was heard on the terrestrial globe." - page 40. The author was Polish, and also wrote the "History of Poland" and "Sketch of the Prison in the Russian and Polish War".; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Illustrations of British Mycology, Containing Figures and Descriptions of the Funguses of Interest and Novelty Indigenous to Britain

      London: Reeve Brothers, 1847. . First edition. 4to. (ii), viii, followed by one or two leaves of description per plate, iv pp. Contemporary green full morocco by Birdsall, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to one panel and to the upper board, rich gilt decoration to the other compartments and to the inner dentelles, partially and sympathetically renewed endpapers. 90 hand coloured plates. Some stains to boards, joints and extremities of spine very neatly repaired, the occasional light spot, but the contents generally clean, a very good copy overall. This is the first series, the second series was published posthumously in 1855 and included 50 plates. & “Hussey never claimed to make a serious scientific contribution to the study of fungi, but her work deserves to be better known, both for the beauty of the illustrations and for the lively and entertaining text” (ODNB).

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        Twenty-eight photographs of Nantucket, circa 1890

      This is the personal album of H.S. Wyer, inscribed by him on the front pastedown. The albumen prints measure 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, and depict Nantucket town and country, interior and exterior views. Many bear Wyer’s catalog numbers; some are annotated in a later hand, probably that of A.F. Smith, who has also written his name on the front pastedown. Here is what historian Edouard Stackpole says about Wyer. “The second of the century’s “big three” was Henry S. Wyer, born in Nantucket on January 21, 1847... His... interest in Nantucket, which was to guide his career, never wavered and in 1881 he began his work of photographing the streets, houses, and waterfront of his island home. This collection has since become an invaluable study of Nantucket - historically, architecturally and artistically. Henry S. Wyer was an artist and a writer, as well as photographer, as his work so often demonstrated.”

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        History of Art by Its Monuments, from its Decline in the Fourth Century to Its Restoration in the Sixteenth; Translated from the French of Seroux D’Agincourt

      London: Bernard Quaritch, 1847. Spine ends with some wear, some rubbing at edges, hinge of volume III cracked , interior fine. Folio.

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

      Partridge and Oakey, London 1847 - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1847 Artist John Sartain Gives Art Advice ALS

      1847 - John Sartain (1808-1897) English-born American artist was a miniature painter, engraver, magazine publisher and is recognized as the artist who pioneered mezzotint engraving in the United States. In this autograph letter signed he writes to George B. Ayers [probably the Ayers who 20 years later buys Hesler's photo studio and makes Lincoln photos from earlier negatives] and states in part: "If you desire to be an artist, either painter or engraver your best way would be to apply yourself assiduously to drawing . . . If you become an expert draftsman, the mere mechanism of either painting or engraving will be very easily learned. 10" x 7.5" Condition: Some mounting residue left edge not affecting text. Otherwise, very good.

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        Mark’s Reef; or, The Crater. A Tale of the Pacific

      London: Richard Bentley, 1847. First English edition, preceding the American. Bound with half titles, as issued. Pages a little browned, else fine. Octavo.

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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. - 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." Two volumes, bound in three. Clxxxvii, [1], 112; [4], p. 113-369; [4], 447. [1] pp. Publisher's slate cloth with printed paper spine labels. Spines faded, labels browned, foxing to first few leaves of each volume, but a very good, tight set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Di Bassano e dei bassanesi illustri

      Bassano; tip Baseggio ed. 1847 in 8°; pp. (2), 461, (1) + 13 tavv. f.t. di incisioni con i ritratti; leg. mezza pelle con angoli; 1^ ed. Alla fine (pp. 8) l'elenco dei Bassanesi illustri (cfr. Lozzi 298)

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

      London Wm. H Allen & Co 1847. G+ : in Good plus condition without dust jackets as issued. Ex Newcastle reference library 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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        Corso del codice civile di C. Demolombe

      Stabilimento dell'Antologia legale di G. Capasso 1847 - 1859 Con note giunte, appendici ec. ec. riguardanti le leggi civili del Regno delle due Sicilie - in 8° - pp.VII + 444; 504; 444; 452; 567; 462; 519; 767 - Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso - 8 volumi - Prima versione italiana degli avvocati Gennaro De Filippo, Ferdinando Mascilli e Giuseppe Tucci - Tomo I: Della pubblicazione, degli effetti e dell'applicazione delle leggi in generale del godimento e della privazione de diritti civili degli atti dello stato civile del domicilio dell'essenza - Tomo II: del matrimonio e della separazione personale - Tomo III: della paternità della filiazione, dell'adozione, e della patria potestà - Tomo IV: Della minore eta, della tutela e della emancipazione della maggioreta, della interdizionee del consulente giudiziario delle persone poste in uno stabilimento pubblico o privato di mentecatti - Vol V: Della distinzione dei beni della proprieta dell'usufrutto, dell'uso e dell'abitazione - Vol VI: Delle servitu o pesi prediali - Vol VII: Delle successioni. Parte 1. - Vol VIII: Delle successioni. Parte 2

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        Colección de Documentos Inéditos del Archivo General de la Corona de Aragón. Tomos I, II y III: Compromiso de Caspe.

      Barcelona, Establecimiento Tipográfico de José Eusebio Montfort, 1847 - 1848. Dieciseis cuadernos en 4to., con un total de XLVII-358 pp. + 595 pp. + 379-222 pp., y cinco láminas aparte con el árbol genealógico de los aspirantes al trono de Aragón y facsímiles de las firmas de los participantes en el Compromiso de Caspe. Ejemplar de salida, sin desbarbar ni abrir. Cubiertas originales para cada cuaderno.

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        [ Recueil de notices sur Montaigne ] Notice bibliographique sur Montaigne [ Suivi de : ] Documents inédits ou peu connus sur Montaigne [ Suivi de : ] Documents inédits sur Montaigne recueillis et publiés par le Dr. J. F. Payen n°3. Ephémérides, Lettres et autres pièces autographes et inédites de Michel de Montaigne et de sa fille Eléonore [ Suivi de : ] Recherches sur Michel Montaigne

      L'ensemble en 1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin brun, dos à 4 nerfs orné (fleurons), tête dorée, Notice bibliographique sur Montaigne, Imprimerie de E. Duverger, 2 ff., 76 pp. ; Documents inédits ou peu connus sur Montaigne recueillis et publiés par le Dr. J. F. Payen, dédicacé par l'auteur, J. Techener, Paris, 1847, 2 ff., portrait de Montaigne en frontispice, 44 pp. avec les 6 ff. de fac-similés dont un dépliant ; Documents inédits sur Montaigne recueillis et publiés par le Dr. J. F. Payen n°3. Ephémérides, Lettres et autres pièces autographes et inédites de Michel de Montaigne et de sa fille Eléonore, tiré à 100 exemplaires, P. Jannet, Paris, 1855, 40 pp. et 2 ff. de fac-similés ; Recherches sur Michel Montaigne, Imprimerie de Ch. Lahure et Cie, 24 pp. avec 4 ff. de fac-similés Rare ensemble réunissant en édition originale 4 rares notices (dont deux dédicacées) rédigés par le docteur Jean-François Payen, éminent spécialiste de Montaigne. Bon exemplaire (avec une longue coupe de presse relative à Montaigne rédigée par Silvestre de Sacy insérée en tête). Français

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        Libyan Chain of Mountains, from the Temple of Luxor.

      G. Moon 1847 Litografia colorata di mm 350x500 su foglio di 450x605.Tratta da Egypt & Nubia, considerata assieme a The Holy Land (sempre dello stesso autore) la più grande opera illustrata in litografia di tutto il XIX secolo. Dopo aver compiuto studi d'arte e aver lavorato come pittore di scene teatrali in Glasgow e Londra, David Roberts (1796-1864) compì un lunghissimo viaggio che lo portò a visitare buona parte dell'Europa, del Medio Oriente e del Nord Africa, località affascinanti ed esotiche che lo colpirono particolarmente e che egli provvide a ritrarre in numerosi acquerelli. Tornato in Inghilterra, riuscì a pubblicare i dipinti presso l'editore Moon di Londra il quale, oltre a pagarlo profumatamente per la concessione dei diritti, lo assunse come supervisore all'opera di Louis Haghe, che doveva riprodurre gli originali in litografia. Questo è il giudizio che Roberts espresse sull'opera di Haghe: "Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone". La pubblicazione dell'opera ebbe un immediato e grandissimo successo, che contribuì non poco a collocare Roberts tra i più grandi pittori di paesaggi e di architetture.Abbey Travel I, 272: "One of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and...the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph".Bell'esemplare, con leggere e sporadiche fioriture marginali.

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        Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les Corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée exécuté pendant les années 1837-1838-1839-1840: GÉOLOGIE, MINÉRALOGIE ET GÉOGRAPHIE PHYSIQUE DU VOYAGE, d'après les matériaux recueillis par MM. les chirurgiens naturalistes de l'expédition. Par M. J. Grange.

      Gide et Cie, 1847-1848. 8vo (text: 240 x 150mm) & Folio (atlas: 545 x 360mm). pp. xv, (1), 458, (1), with 1 folding plate; atlas with separate printed title 'Voyage au Pole Sud....: Géologie' with 4 handcoloured engraved plates of which 2 double-page and 9 lithographed plates. Contemporary publisher's boards (text) & recent green half calf. Scientifically the most rewarding of the French expeditions and of any other expedition before. The charts, collections of anthropology, zoology and botany of the Pacific region, which were brought home, were to be unsurpassed in the period after Cook, and contributed much to the knowledge of that region. The complete geology section of the expedition. The first map shows: Carte géologique de la Terre de van Diemen et de la partie sud de la Nouvelle-Hollande, the second map shows: Carte géologique de la Patagonie et de la Terre de Feu; the third map (double page) shows Carte géologique de l'Océanie; the fourth map (double page) shows Carte des diverses espèces de récifs de l'Océanie. Plate 1 shows volcanic islands, plate 2 Ile de Déception and Ile Juan Fernandez, plate 3 Ile Motouriki and Ile Balaou. The remaining plates show fossil shells. B.M. (Nat. Hist. II) p. 605.

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        Histoire Pittoresque des Voyages en Asie, recueil des récits curieux, des scènes variées, des découvertes scientifiques, des moeurs et des coutumes qui offrent un intérêt universel, extrait de Gama, Cabral, Albuquerque, Tavernier, Bernier, Tachard...

      Paris - Limoges, Chez Martial Ardant frères, 1847. 1847 2 voll. in un tomo in-4° (265x167mm), pp. (4), 288; (4), 288; legatura ottocentesca in m. pelle e angoli con titolo in oro e filetti in oro e a secco su dorso a nervi. Piatti in percallina; bande di filetti verticali e longitudinali in oro ai piatti. Tagli dorati, segnacolo. 15 tavole f.t. in fine coloritura coeva all'acquerello incise su acciaio da Choubard da invenzione di L. Massard, raffiguranti costumi tipici di vari territori asiatici. Ottimo esemplare con fioriture usuali. Raccolta di resoconti di viaggio in Asia derivati da quelli di esploratori come Vasco da Gama, Cabral, Albuquerque, Tavernier, Bernier, Tachard, Marco Polo, Chappe, Kaempfer, Morier, Drouville, Burckhardt, ecc. I territori interessati sono: l'India (Golconda, Indostan, Agra, Kashmir), Siam (odierna Thailandia), Cina, Siberia e Kamchatka, Giappone, Persia, Arabia (Medina e La Mecca). Numerosissime le notazioni a carattere etnografico. L'Hatin, nato ad Auxerre nel 1809, morto nel 1893 a Parigi, letterato e poligrafo, nella sua estesa produzione lasciò volumi di geografia e storia di vari popoli, repertori sulla stampa periodica e sulla stampa clandestina, ecc. Nel 1867 fu insignito della Légion d'Honneur. 2 tomes en un volume in-4° (265x167mm), pp. (4), 288; (4), 288; reliure du XIX siècle en demi cuir et coins avec titre en or et filets en or et à froid sur dos à nerfs. 15 planches colorées a l'aquarelle h.t. gravés sur acier par Choubard d'après L. Massard avec figures de coutumes des différents territoires de l'Asie. Bel exemplaire avec les habituelles rousseurs. Recueil de comptes-rendus de voyage en Asie tirés de Vasco da Gama, Cabral, Albuquerque, Tavernier, Bernier, Tachard, Marco Polo, Chappe, Kaempfer, Morier, Drouville, Burckhardt, etc. Les regions asiatiques touchés sont: Indie (Golconda, Indostan, Agra, Kashmir), Siam (actuel Thailande), Chine, Sibérie et Kamchatka, Japon, Persie, Arabie ..

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        Venezia e le sue lagune

      Nell'I.R. Privil. Stabilimento Antonelli 1847 solo vol. I, I parte II, appendici al vol. I, vol. II in 2 tomi Mancante del tomo III, che comprende il vol. II parte II, le appendici al vol. II e le tavole. Il nostro esemplare è il n. 55 offerto a Pietro Francesco Giovanelli nella IX Riunione degli Scienziati Italiani. Copertine un po' sciupate, con piccoli difetti e mancanze ai dorsi, qualche abrasione ai piatti; tasselli di biblioteca estinta sui dorsi, alcuni fascicoli sciolti, dediche sull'occhietto del vol. I. Volumi un po' allentati, lievisime fioriture, ma nel complesso freschi e marginosi

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        COSTUME DI TUTTI I POPOLI DEL MONDO ANTICO OSSIA STORIA DEI COSTUMI, RELIGIONI, RITI, GOVERNI CONOSCIUTI PRIMA DELL'ERA VOLGARE

      NELL'I. R. PRIVIL. STABILIMENTO NAZIONALE 1847 In 4. Dim. 30,5x22 cm. Pp. 575+144. Bellissima opera sui costumi di tutti i popoli del mondo antico del 1847. Il volume, in sè completo era un tomo di appendice all'opera "Galleria Universale di tutti i popoli del mondo" pubblicata tra il 1838 ed il 1847. L'opera era composta da quattro volumi più due di appendice: questo volume in vendita e Medio Evo pittoresco. Questo tomo analizza i costumi dei popoli antichi: Fenici, Siria, Antichi Ebrei (descrizione della Palestina e dei suoi abitanti, governo e leggi, vestiti, costumi della legge mosaica, milizia ebrea, circoncisione, riscatto dei primogeniti, feste, sacrifici, giubileo, matrimoni e funerali, arti ed occupazioni, tempio di Salomone, poesia, musica, danza, istruzione, commercio, distruzione di Gerusalemme e dispersione degli ebrei); antichi Arabi, Frigii; Troiani; Lidii, Babilonesi; Persiani; Sciiti; antichi Greci; Etruschi; Isola d'Elba, Corsica, Sardegna, Eolie. Nel volume viene analizzata la religione dei popoli antichi, riti, tradizione, vita quotidiana, arte militare ecc... L'opera è impreziosita da 144 planches litografiche fuori testo che rappresentano monete, utensili, vestiti degli antichi popoli, tradizioni ecc... Il volume si presenta diviso in 36 fascicoli così come venivano venduti al tempo pronti per essere rilegati (come anche testimoniato da antica scritta). In buone condizioni. Brossura editoriale in buone condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso; piatto posteriore dell'ultimo fascicolo staccato. Legatura in discrete condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture e qualche piegatura agli angoli; fogli ancora uniti. Very beautiful work about costumes of all the people of ancient world of 1847. The volume, complete in itself was a tome of appendix to the work "Galleria Universale di tutti i popoli del mondo" published between 1838 and 1847. The work was made up of four volumes and two of appendix: this volume and Medio Evo pittoresco. This tome analyzes the costumes of ancient people: Fenicians, Sirians, Ancient Jewish (description of Palestine and its inhabitants, government and laws, apparels, jewish army, circuncision, feasts, sacrifice, jubilee, marriages and funerals, arts and occupations, temple of Salomon, poems, music, dance, education, trade, destroying of Jerusalem and dispersion of jewish people); ancient arabian, Frigii; Trojani; Lidii, Babilonesi; Persiani; Sciiti; ancient greeks, etruscans, Corsica, Eolie, Sardinia. In the volume there is the description of religion, rhytes, tradition, daily life, military art etc.. The work is enriched by 144 lithographyc planches representing coins, tools, apparels, traditions etc... The volume is divided into 36 pamphlets as they were in that time ready to be bound (as testimonied by an ancient writing). In good conditions. Editorial cover in good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine; back plate of the last pamphlet is deatched. Binding in fair conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings and some folded corner; pages are still bound together.

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        HISTOIRE DE L'ARMEE ET DE TOUS LES REGIMENTS - TROIS TOMES/ IN TRE VOLUMI DEPUIS LES TEMPS DE LA MONARCHIE FRANCAISE JUSQU'A NOS JOURS 1847-1850

      Edito nel 1867 a Paris , 3 volumi in 4°, legatura in mezza pelle, dorso a nervi con fregi e titoli in oro, numerose tav. fuori testo acquarellate. Buon esemplare.

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        Opbyggelige Taler i forskjellig Aand.

      Af S. Kierkegaard. (Første Afdeling: En Leiligheds-Tale. Anden Afdeling: Hvad man lærer af Lilierne paa Marken of af Himmelens Fugle, Tre Taler. Tredie Afdeling: Lidelsernes Evangelium, Christelige Taler). 1. udgave. Kbhvn. 1847. Samt. halvlæder. Navn på friblad. Bindet med brugsspor.1st edit. Contp. halfleather. Name on flyleaf. Binding with signs of use.. Himmelstrup 101

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        The Parables of Our Lord

      Longman & Company London: Longman & Company, 1847. First edition. 12mo. Superbly bound in full black impressed binding by Hayday. 31 chromolithographed full-page illustrations, chromo title page, text, borders and initials all by Noel Humphreys. A monumental production of this most notable and sought-after early Victorian landmark in book binding and color production. A fne copy with almost no signs of wear, seldom seen in this condition.

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        Traite des fractures et des luxations

      Bailliere Paris: Bailliere, 1847. MALGAIGNE, Joseph (1806-65). Traite des fractures et des luxations. 2 text volumes, 8vo, & folio atlas. vii [1], 842; 1108pp. 30 lithographed plates by Delahaye. Paris: Bailliere, 1847-55. 213 x 132 mm. (text); 452 x 300 mm. (atlas). Text in quarter morocco, gilt, c. 1855; atlas in original cloth-backed printed boards. Very good except for some foxing & browning, affecting a few plate margins, as might be expected. 19th century signature on atlas half-title; color pencil underling on 1 or 2 text leaves. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 4417. The most splendid work on its subject, with 30 large-folio lithographed plates of the highest quality. Includes the classic description of "Malgaigne's fracture," bilateral vertical fracture of the pelvis. Malgaigne was the first to devise and apply a practical method of external fixation; he also proved the existence of incomplete and longitudinal fractures, and promoted traction treatment of fractures. Le Vay, pp. 254-56. Peltier, Fractures, pp. 184-85. Waller 6187.

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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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        Narrative of a Journey Round the World, During the Years 1841 and 1842 Volume 1 & 2

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

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        History of the Conquest of Peru, with a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas [Two Volumes].

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847.. xl, 527 pp.; xix, 547 pp. Sm. 4to. Cloth. First American edition. Illus. with 2 b/w engravings, 1 map and 1 facsimile. Sabin 65272. Palau 236506. Field 1240. BAL 16346. Kent (Grolier 100 Books Famous in English Literature) 81. Gardiner P-2. Griffin 2975. Larned 4062 (London). Brunet IV, 864. Inscribed by the author to the Spanish diplomat, Don Angel Caldern de la Barca, the husband of Fanny Caldern de la Barca, whose letters Prescott helped publish as the book "Life in Mexico" (1843) and used in his own book "The Conquest of Mexico." First issue with the necessary period lacking. State B (no order of sequence). "..a compact, lucid, and authentic account of the conquest of Peru by the Incas, and of their reign for two hundred years before they lost the empire, to the Spaniards, " (Field p. 318). "A classic narrative history, a landmark when it first appeared in 1847.." (Griffin p.277). Provenance: Library of Alberto Parreo with his bookplate on front pastedown, stamp of Castelfuerte on title page. Very good copies, boards scuffed and sunned, endpapers discolored as usual, partly obliterating author's inscription, several leaves unopened (uncut), scattered foxing.

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