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        The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living; The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying

      London: William Pickering, 1847. Hardcover. Near fine. 2 volumes. 8vo. (xvii), 424; (xxx), 327pp. Engraved frontispiece in the volume on Holy Living. Title pages and half titles printed in red and black. Contemporary binding of full morocco. Spines in six compartments with raised bands, ornately stamped in blind with gilt titles. Boards are also ornately stamped in blind with rules and stamps, and with a central rectangular design of diamonds enclosing crosses. Inner dentelles also stamped in blind, with marbled endpapers. Triple sewn silk headbands. All edges gilt and gauffered, with painted banners on all edges entwined around green staves and with calligraphed sentiments: To learn live; For me to live (die) is Christ and to live (die) is gain. The hinges on Vol. 1 have been nearly invisibly repaired; two corners worn; frontispiece has offset to the title page; else this is a near fine set in a lovely example of the bookbinder's craft.

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        SURGICAL OPERATIONS PERFORMED DURING INSENSIBILITY , Produced by the Inhalation of Sulphuric Ether (running title)

      Lancet, 1847. Extract. [1]-26 pages complete. An extract from a bound volume, with a thin white tape applied to the spine. The first publication of the use of ether in a surgical operation (a keystone in the history of surgical anaesthesia) was published in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal in November 1846. There were several American reprints in the next month, each with minor changes. Jacob Bigelow (the father of JH Bigelow) wrote on 28 November to Francis Boott of London, enclosing the text of the first publication. The article offered here, published in The Lancet, was the first British reprinting of the initial announcement and included both Bigelow's letter and the original paper. Appended was a letter from Robert Liston on his use of ether during an amputation of the knee. This records the first operation under ether anesthesia in Europe, conducted a mere 2 days after Liston learned of the procedure. (Centennial of Surgical Anesthesia, Fulton & Stanton, IV-5). Near Fine.

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        Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène par le Comte de Las Cases, suivi du Mémorial de MM. les docteurs O'Meara et Antommarchi [Francesco], Médecins de Napoleon à Sainte-Hélène et de la relation du retour des cendres de l'Empereur, 2 Bände (= alles),

      Paris, Garnier Freres, o.J. (laut KVK: 1847, in einem anderen KVK-Katalog: 1851),. vermutl. Erstausgabe dieser Ausgabe, Bd. 1: 516 S., Bd. 2: 646 S. + 48 S. mit Frontispiz von Napoleon in Bd. I und Las Cases in Bd. 2 sowie zwei Karten, einem Kupferstich und einem Grundrissplan in Bd. 1 und zwei Kupferstiche in Bd. 2, unten auf den Rücken ist in goldenen Buchstaben jeweils "H.v.H" (wohl Hugo von Hofmannsthal) eingeprägt, original Halbpergament-Prachteinbänfde mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung, Kopfgoldschnitt, Einbände zart berieben, Rücken stellenw. mit winzigen Fleckchen, Schnitt deutlicher innen ein wenig stockfleckig, sonst schön, sauberes Exemplare,

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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. Three volumes Volumes II and III are plates only, over 3,335 illustrations on 328 large plates custom three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt and gilt lettered burgundy spine labels & Volume I - Architecture, 73 plates; volume II - Sculpture, 51 plates; volume III - Painting, 204 plates.& & "This fine work of Agincourt was the first in which the idea of exhibiting the Progress of Art by a series of its nobles Monuments, was perfectly carried out. Here we see, not only in theory, but in practice, the passage of art though its various phases. In Architecture, we pass form the simple magnificence of the Greek to the more complicated grandeur of the Roman -from the later Roman to the Lombardic and Norman - from the gradual introduction of the pointed arch to the formation of a perfect style founded on that feature, - a style which, in its turn, we see gradually disappear under the innovations of the "revival"; in short, by a Series of accurate Engravings from celebrated Monuments, we trace the transitions of art from the classic period to our own times.& & Sculpture - Painting -the Art of Illumination - Engraving on Wood - Gems - and Medals - are similarly represented.& It is a work that has long been sought and prized by all who could afford the high price at which alone it was to be procured, but by which it has been confined to the libraries of the wealthy. To place this English edition within the reach of all, and to secure to the Artists of England its valuable assistance in their labours, it has been published at an unprecedentedly low price [5 pounds 5 shillings in 1847 was still a very large sum], the proprietor feeling confident that a large circulation must necessarily result. It is anticipated that no Architect, Painter, or Sculptor - or, in fact, any one connected with the Fine Arts - will willingly be without such a work, when so small a sum can purchase it." from the publisher's advertisement of the work in the "Edinburgh Review," volume 86 July - October, 1847 .

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        Egarement de la raison démontré par les ridicules des sciences incertaines et fragments

      Paris: Au bureau de La Phalange, 1847. Broché. 15x22cm. Edition originale de ce tiré à part de la revue La Phalange. Couverture bleu-gris d'attente, pièce de titre encollée sur le premier plat. Rare et agréable état intérieur quasi exempt de rousseurs. - Au bureau de La Phalange, Paris _1847, 15x22cm, broché. - broché

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        MAZATLAN, WAS TAKEN BY THE U.S. PACIFIC SQUADRON, COMMODORE WM. BRANFORD SHUBRICK, NOV. 12th, 1847 [manuscript caption title]

      [Np. ca. 1847].. Gouache and pencil on paper, 11 x 18 1/2 inches. Some flaking of the blue paint in the water. 4 1/2-inch horizontal closed tear in right portion of the image. Overall, very good. Matted, and in a modern frame. A detailed, colorful, and accomplished painting of the American capture of Mazatlán during the Mexican-American War. William H. Meyers, a gunner on board the U.S.S. Dale, produced some of the most significant artwork illustrating the fighting in California and on the west coast of Mexico. A collection of his drawings, owned by Franklin Roosevelt, was published in 1939. The present work was not a part of that collection but is clearly part of the same series. Original artwork from the Mexican-American War is rarely available. In the preface to the 1939 publication of the Meyers sketchbook that he owned, Roosevelt wrote: "By means of Meyers' realistic sketches...we are enabled to follow the epic naval conquest of California with an understanding which has heretofore been impossible. He participated in many of the scenes depicted, and for the others had the privilege of discussion with eye- witnesses. There seems to have been no facile pen among the handful of bold, hard-bitten husky sailors, marines, soldiers and frontiersmen who won that empire for us. No doubt pen and paper were scarce in that primitive region. Complicated war operations scattered through a thousand miles of virgin coast and country gave little opportunity for writing or sketching. Thus the very dearth of adequate contemporary literature adds much to the historical value of Gunner Meyers' brush." The capture of Mazatlán, on the west coast of Mexico, was a important American victory during the Mexican- American War. The most active Mexican port on the West Coast, Mazatlán was strategically important as an information link to the East Coast, and was a major supply base for Mexican forces. The port was captured by naval forces led by Commodore William Shubrick commanding his ship, Independence, assisted by the United States ships Congress and Cyane. At the time that Mazatlán was captured, the U.S.S. Dale, on which William Meyers served, was patrolling off the coast of Guaymas, some 560 miles to the north. As Roosevelt noted, for the scenes that Meyers did not witness personally (such as this one), he relied on eyewitness testimony for his paintings. This painting is dominated by Shubrick's flagship, the Independence, with a number of smaller rowboats behind it. The buildings and hills of Mazatlán stretch the length of the image beyond the ship, and a number of individuals can be seen along the beach and on the waterfront. Several of the buildings fly various flags, demonstrating the importance of Mazatlán as a port. William H. Meyers (b. 1815) went to sea aboard a trading vessel to the West Indies in 1838 and also worked as a civilian in ordinance at the Washington Navy Yard. In 1841 he joined the United States Navy as a gunner, and was assigned to the U.S.S. Cyane. He served under Commodore Thomas Ap Catesby Jones, taking part in the presumptive American seizure of Monterey in 1842. During the Mexican-American War, Meyers served as gunner on the U.S.S. Dale, and participated in many naval and land battles on the coast of Mexico and California. Due to ill health Meyers resigned from the Navy in 1848, and worked at the naval laboratory in Washington, DC. Meyers was an untrained but accomplished and prolific artist and he made a number of sketches and paintings during his career of naval service in the 1840s. Franklin Roosevelt owned one of Meyers' original sketchbooks, containing fifty-four drawings of scenes during the Mexican- American War. Twenty-eight of those sketches were published by Random House in 1939 in a volume printed by the Grabhorn Press in an edition of 1000 copies, and with an introduction by Roosevelt and a historical narrative by Captain Dudley W. Knox. Roosevelt's sketchbook is part of the collection at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York. Meyers also made sketches of his 1841-44 cruise in the Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Cyane, several of which were published in 1955 in a volume also printed by the Grabhorn Press. The Bancroft Library at the University of California owns a painting by Meyers of "The Taking of Monterey on October 20, 1842," created during Meyers' service on the Cyane. The present view of Mazatlán being taken by the U.S. Pacific Squadron in 1847 was part of an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1976. An attractive painting of an important American naval victory during the Mexican-American War. HUGHES, ARTISTS IN CALIFORNIA II:378.

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        The True Story of My Life: A Sketch. Translated by Mary Howitt.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1847. Beautiful cont. red hcalf w. richly gilt back. A excellent copy in very fine condition. W. half-title (w. old owner's presentation inscription dated 1878). VIII, 298 pp.. First English language edition, being the first separate edition, of Hans Christian Andersen's first official autobiography. The English edition preceded the Danish with 95 years (!), as the first Danish edition did not appear until 1942, when it was issued by H. Topsøe-Jensen under the title "Mit eget Eventyr uden Digtning" (i.e. "My Own Fairy Tale Without Poetry"). The first German edition appeared as an introduction in the collected German edition of Andersen's works, also in 1847, under the title: "Das Märchen meines Lebens ohne Dichtung." The general idea that underlies the work is that life is like a fairy tale and that God makes curious things happen. "This True Story of his Life will not be found the least interesting of his writings; indeed, to me it seems one of the most so. It furnishes the key, as it were to all the rest [...]" (Translator's preface). The autobiography is written in the same wonderful language and with the same straightforward mystique that characterizes H.C. Andersen's other writings, and the person H.C.A. cannot be said to be less interesting or intriguing than his fairy tales. "My life is a lovely story, happy and full of incident. If, when I was a boy, and went forth into the world poor and friendless, a good fairy had met me and said, "Choose now thy own course through life [...]" (the initiating lines of Chapter one). H.C. Andresen wrote his autobiography while travelling in Europe. Numerous interruptions appeared, and Andersen sent the sheets of the manuscript off to the publisher as they were written, which meant that he did not have the earlier parts of the work with him when he wrote the latter. The work also much exceeded the length that he had intended. The manuscript was written in Danish and was translated into English and German the year after he had finished the final sheets (August 1846). For this work he only worked on one single manuscript, and made all of the numerous corrections directly in this, meaning that it was exceedingly difficult to read and that it could not be sent to a translator straight away. The publisher had been told to send the sheets of the manuscript directly to his friend and financial advisor, Edvard Collin, as they arrived, and Collin, realizing that no stranger would be able to read the manuscript, made a fair copy of the entire manuscript, correcting all of Andersen's linguistic and stylistic errors. In return he got to keep the manuscript, which is why it was still in existence almost 100 years later, when the first Danish edition of it was to be printed. Andersen borrowed his manuscript from Collin, when, some years later, he had to deliver a Danish autobiography for the edition of his collected works. He used it as the basis for "Mit Livs Eventyr" (The Fairy Tale of My Life"), which appeared in his collected works in 1854-55, but which is much different from the present and principal autobiography

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        The Comic History of England. Illustrated by John Leech. 2-volume set (complete)

      Bradbury Agnew & Co. London Bradbury, Agnew & Co. 1847/48 Second edition vg Quarto. Uncut. XVIII, 432, XIV, 416pp. Original gilt pictorial cloth with gold lettering on spines and front boards. Ex-libris of Lucy Smith Battson (ex Lucy Doheny) on both free front endpapers. Illustrated title-pages with black and red lettering. Decorative initials. Laid in in first volume, a typed letter signed by M. de Lente-Neville, and dated 12/20/1935 explains in detail the history of this book. Fascinating work profusely illustrated with numerous in-text duo tone illustrations and 20 full-page colored steel engravings by John Leech, each one protected by a tissue-guard. Some edge wear on bindings with spines sunned and corners rubbed. Spine edges of first volume chipped out and spine edges of second volume frayed. Minor rubbing and soiling to boards. Hinges starting. Bindings in overall good- to good, interior in very good to near fine condition

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        The Comic History of England.

      2 vols. London 1847-48. Illustrated with 20 handcoloured etchings by John Leech and with 240 woodcuts in the text. Bound uncut with top edge gilt with all covers to the parts and several advertisments in full brown skin with raised bands, top edge gilt and gilt decorations

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

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

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        The Life of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke; With Selections from His Correspondence, Diaries, Speeches, and Judgments. In Three Volumes

      Lord Lyndhurst's presentation set of the principal early account of Lord Hardwicke, pairing two of the greatest lawyers and Lord Chancellors of the 18th and 19th centuries--"The Right Honble Lord Lyndhurst / with the authors most / respectful compts". Original green embossed cloth, the spines a bit faded, else a very crisp, largely uncut set; with Lord Lyndhurst's armorial bookplate on each pastedown. Edward Moxon [and] Stevens' & Norton . . . Fleet Street, London, 1847.

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        On the Conservation of Force; a Physical Memoire.London: Taylor & Francis, 1853.

      First edition in English of his very rare paper 'Über die Erhaltung der Kraft', 1847 (PMM 323, Grolier/Horblit 48, Dibner 159, Sparrow 96). "This short paper of twenty-eight pages, 'On the Conservation of Energy', is the first comprehensive statement of the first law of thermodynamics: that all modes of energy, heat, light, electricity, and all chemical phenomena, are capable of transformation from one to the other but are indestructable and cannot be created." (Printing and the Mind of Man, p.196). "Helmholtz analyzed different forms of energy and different kinds of force and motion, classifying them as kinetic or potential. He gave mathematical expression to the energy of motion, thus providing an experimental measure for research into force and energy. The principle of conservation of energy proved to be of fundamental importance both in scientific research and in the development of technology." (Norman 1039).. 8vo: 224 x 145 mm. In: 'Scientific Memoires, Selected from the Transactions of Foreign Academies of Science, and from Foreign Journals', pp. 114-162. The complete volume (IV, 360 and 5 plates) offered in contemporary quarter-morocco. Spine with some wear. Small rubber stamp to title page and plates (not belonging to the Helmholtz paper). A very good copy

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        Histoire de la Révolution Francaise. 7 Volumes.

      Paris, Chamerot, 1847- 53. 8vo. Bound in seven nice cont. uniform hcalfs w. gilt spines. A bit of bumping to corners, otherwise very fine. Some brownspotting internally. (2), CXXVIII, (2), 335; (2), 603; (2), 557, (18); (2), 505, (17); (2), 624; (2), (444), (1); (2), 543 pp.. The seminal first edition of Michelet's groundbreaking work about the French Revolution."During the same years when Macauley was fixing the Whig image of the Glorious Revolution in the minds of the English public, Michelet was giving to the French radicals the most colourful and fervent justification of the French Revolution. Ten years after Carlyle had painted it as the twilight of the gods, Michelet hailed it as the birth of a new age." (PMM p. 197).Michelet's work became of the utmost importance to the reception of the historical event of the French Revolution, because he hails it as one of the most important events in the history of man. Furthermore he justifies the Revolution and sees it as an important step in the process of freeing man from his bondage to the material world. According to Michelet, Christianity was the first major step towards freeing the individual from earthly concerns, and The French Revolution of 1789 is the next, and perhaps most important, step towards this freedom. As opposed to Christianity, The French Revolution deals with social problems, and thus it comes to play an even greater role in human history than the coming of Christ.The people, who are the core of the Revolution, are responsible for the progress of the world. Due to the injustice, material lacks, inequality, class hatred etc. that the people have suffered, they create a constant pressure on the world, and in the attempt to better their own lives, they force the world to move forward, and The French Revolution is the culmination of this attempt. Michelt defends the people and the Revolution, claiming that it takes place under the sign of fraternal love, justice and equality. When Michelet wrote his "Histoire de la Révolution Francaise", he was actually in the middle of writing his famous "Histoire de France", but as he felt that the people of France were beginning to forget its destiny and losing its revolutionary spirit, he broke of his "History of France" for a while and wrote his seminal "History of the French Revolution""His "History of the French Revolution" is a sustained panegyric of radical democracy: "from the first page to the last", he said, "there is only one hero - the people." Neither his openly anti-clerical and anti-royalist partisanship nor his many inaccuracies can detract from the grandiose narrative which has secured the book a permanent place in French literature such as none of his successors has attained." (PMM p. 197)."La Révolution est en nous, dans nos âmes; au dehors, elle n'a point de monument. Vivant esprit de la France, où te saisirai-je, si ce n'est en moi?... Les pouvoirs qui se sont succédé, ennemis dans tout le reste, ont semblé d'accord sur un point, relever, réveiller les ages lointains et morts... Toi, ils auraint voulu t'ensouir... Et pourquoi?... Toi seul, tu vis." (Michelet, (Preface), p. II).PMM 324

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        Les Fleurs animées par J.-J. Grandville. Introductions par Alph. Karr,Texte par Taxile Delord.

      262 p., 2 f.n.ch. (titres), 16 p., p. 279 -364, IV p., p. 105-166, 1 f., IV p., p. (169)-236. Avec 2 frontispices, 50 gravures coloriées, 2 gravures en n/b. Reliure demi cuir brun foncé, titre, caissons et tranches dorés (sign. Sénèz. R.). 3 parties en 1 volume. Carteret III, 286. - Première tirage de l'édition originale à part de la page 1-16 de la deuxième partie et de "La Botanique des Dames" qui porte la pagination du deuxième tirage. - Exlibris. Quelques rousseurs. [2 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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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 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'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'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'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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        Manuscript medical ledger,

      Dover, OH, 1847-54. No Dust Jacket. [Slingluff, Joseph(?)]. Manuscript medical ledger. Ca. 450pp., the first 137 with manuscript page numbers. Dover, Ohio, September 1847 - August 1854. 385 x 160 mm. Original reverse calf stamped in black, worn and rubbed. One leaf (pp. 46-47) torn out, light soiling and toning, upper portion of front flyleaf cut away but a very good example. Several manuscript sheets with text and figures laid in. The manuscript ledger of an extremely active physician and landowner in Dover, Ohio, most likely Dr. Joseph Slingluff, who began his medical practice at Dover in 1828 and served as the town's first mayor when it was incorporated in 1842. Slingluff belonged to one of Dover's founding families: The initial settlement land (2175 acres) was purchased from Col. James Morrison of Kentucky in 1806 by Jesse Slingluff and his brother-in-law Christian Deardorff. The Deardorff and Slingluff names feature prominently in our ledger. Dover's prosperity increased dramatically with the building of the Erie Canal, as the canal's only tolling station was located there; the population grew from 46 in 1820 to nearly 600 in 1840, and the town became a flour mill and warehouse center. This prosperity is reflected in Dr. Slingluff's ledger, which records that he often saw more than 10 patients a day; the ledger also contains records of real estate owned by the doctor (including a small plat map) and the construction costs of his house. At the back are two pages recording difficult obstetric cases. Mansfield, The History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio (1884), p. 543 and passim.

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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 and New York: C.C. Little & Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co. (Boston), D.Appleton & Co. (New York), 1847-1854. Vol. I, parts 1-12, vol.II, parts 1-5 (only, of 12), octavo. (10 7/8 x 7 3/8 inches). 2 half-titles, title to vol.I with wood-engraved vignette, 2pp. list of subscribers. Lithographic portrait frontispiece of Hovey, 68 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. Original wrappers, titled on the upper cover with integral uncoloured vignette, letterpress prospectus on the lower cover. A rare substantial run of the original parts from the most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America: "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese). The 64 varieties featured include pear, apple, cherry, peach, plum and strawberry. 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 sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates. Arnold Arboretum/ Harvard p.354; Bennett p.59; BM (NH) II,p.881; Bunyard p.437 & 444; Mass. Horticultural Society p.148; McGrath p.112; Nissen BBI 941; Oak Spring Pomona 61; Reese, American Color Plate Books 20.

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

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

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        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] Hovey & Co. and D.Appleton & Co. in New York, [vol.II] Hovey & Co., [1847-]1852-1856. 2 volumes, octavo. (10 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches). Titles with wood-engraved vignettes. Lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey and William Sharp, 96 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, numerous woodcut illustrations of trees, flowers and fruit. (A few plates shaved as usual, some generally unobtrusive spotting). Contemporary near uniform maroon (vol. 1 spine) and black morocco gilt, covers with double-fillet and dot roll gilt borders, spines in six compartments with semi-raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, the others with repeat decoration, the same tools employed for the cornerpieces of each panel, but with different center tools to each volume, gilt edges, yellow endpapers. The most lavish ante- bellum work on the fruit trees of America, "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (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 sketch of the growing habit of each tree, an outline of the fruit and occasionally an image of the flower. Charles Hovey was born in Cambridge, Mass. in 1810 and with his brother Phineas established a nursery there in 1832. By 1845 his huge collection of fruit trees included a thousand pear trees and four hundred apple trees. A keen plant breeder, he also produced a number of new varieties of Camellia. His literary output brought him to the forefront of horticultural writers with the American Gardeners' Magazine (renamed the Magazine of Horticulture) which enjoyed great popularity between 1834 and 1868. The present work was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. It is his masterpiece and originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856 and is considered complete in two volumes with 96 plates. Arnold Arboretum/ Harvard p.354; Bennett p.59; BM (NH) II,p.881; Bunyard p.437 & 444; Mass. Horticultural Society p.148; McGrath p.112; Nissen BBI 941; Oak Spring Pomona 61; Reese 20.

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