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

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

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        DONO D’AMORE Fine Facsimile Edition

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

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

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

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        Nagasaki Miyage [Souvenir of Nagasaki]

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

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        Traite de l&#39; Hysterie

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

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        An Account of the Measurement of Two Sections of The Meridional Arc of India, Bounded by the Parallels of 18° 3&#39; 15&#39;&#39;; 24° 7&#39; 11&#39;&#39;; & 29° 30&#39; 48&#39;&#39;. Conducted Under the Orders of The Honourable East-India Company. 2 volume set

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Piccinino, Le

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

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        Portelet Bay, Jersey.

      Jersey 1847 - Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured. Size: 47.2 x 64.1 cm. Very good condition. One of a series of 26 views published in 1847 to commemorate Queen Victoria's visit to Jersey, lithographed by Day & Son, lithographers to the Queen. Described by Le Capelain as "A quiet rock-encircled nook, where few sounds are ever heard, save of the splashing wave or sea-brid's cry, upon whose yellow sands foot-prints are seldom seen. In the centre of the bay is a rocky islet and martello tower, beyond which a mass of bold rocks terminate the view". Abbey, Scenery, 554.

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        THE NEW ZEALANDERS ILLUSTRATED (Fine Facsimile Edition)

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

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        Aventures les plus curieuses des Voyageurs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        A Voyage of Discovery

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

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

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

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        The Seasons. Summer [Pl. 2]

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

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

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

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

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        Aus meinem Tagebuch 1842-1843

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

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

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

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      [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&#39;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&#39;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&#39; ponchos and the horse&#39;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&#39;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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      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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      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&#39;s state A of the signature mark on p. 209. Melville&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s was 7,000 frs, while Angliviel&#39;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. &#10087; 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&#39;un grand nombre d&#39;ouvrages, indiquant exactement le contenu des livres enregistrés...Ces renseignements sont d&#39;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&#39;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&#39;s Winter&#39;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&#39;s original text, which read: "Your sad tires in a mile-a." Below the verse is the author&#39;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&#39;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&#39; 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&#39;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&#39;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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      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&#39;s Pictoral View of California. See George C. Groce and David H. Wallace, The New-York Historical Society&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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. & &#147;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&#148; (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&#146;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. &#147;The second of the century&#146;s &#147;big three&#148; 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.&#148;

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