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

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

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

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

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

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

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        SCRAP BOOKS

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

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

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

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

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

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        Twenty-eight photographs of Nantucket, circa 1890

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

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

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

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

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

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        1847 Artist John Sartain Gives Art Advice ALS

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

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

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

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        Biographia Literaria or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions. Second Edition Prepared for Publication in Part by the Late Henry Nelson Coleridge. Completed and Published by his Widow.

      London: William Pickering, 1847. - Second edition, expanded of one of the primary documents of the English Romantic movement, first published in 1817. The present edition contains a 187-page introduction by Henry Nelson Coleridge, the author's son, and a dedicatory letter from Sara Coleridge, the author's daughter, to William Wordsworth, who co-authored Lyrical Ballads with Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798, stating her "dearest and profoundest wish" that "not only as a Poet, but as a Lover and a Teacher of Wisdom, my Father may continue to be spoken of in connection with you." Two volumes, bound in three. Clxxxvii, [1], 112; [4], p. 113-369; [4], 447. [1] pp. Publisher's slate cloth with printed paper spine labels. Spines faded, labels browned, foxing to first few leaves of each volume, but a very good, tight set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Di Bassano e dei bassanesi illustri

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

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

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

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        Corso del codice civile di C. Demolombe

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

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

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

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

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

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        Libyan Chain of Mountains, from the Temple of Luxor.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Venezia e le sue lagune

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

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

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

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

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

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        Opbyggelige Taler i forskjellig Aand.

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

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        The Parables of Our Lord

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

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        Traite des fractures et des luxations

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

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        Biographia Literaria or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions. Second Edition Prepared for Publication in Part by the Late Henry Nelson Coleridge. Completed and Published by his Widow

      London: William Pickering, 1847 Publisher's slate cloth with printed paper spine labels. . Two volumes, bound in three. . Spines faded, labels browned, foxing to first few leaves of each volume, but a very good, tight set. Second edition, expanded of one of the primary documents of the English Romantic movement, first published in 1817. The present edition contains a 187-page introduction by Henry Nelson Coleridge, the author's son, and a dedicatory letter from Sara Coleridge, the author's daughter, to William Wordsworth, who co-authored Lyrical Ballads with Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798, stating her "dearest and profoundest wish" that "not only as a Poet, but as a Lover and a Teacher of Wisdom, my Father may continue to be spoken of in connection with you.

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

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

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

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

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        Der Zimmerwerks-Baukunst in allen ihren Theilen. Atlas-Band. 2. Aufl.

      Leipzig, 1847. Folio. Cont. boards. Corners bumped. Back somewhat worn. Atlasvolume alone with 181 lithographed plates. Plates a little brownspotted

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        The Comic History Of England (two Volumes) & The Comic History Of Rome (one Volume)

      First Edition. Three volume set. ENGLAND is illustrated wIth 20 hand coloured steel engravings, and 240 woodcuts and ROME is illustrated with 10 hand coloured steel engravings and 98 woodcuts by John Leech. Bound by Birdsall in full red morocco with the covers and the spines stamped in gilt. Dentelles and edges of the covers are stamped in gilt. Five raised bands on the spines. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Uncut. Previous owner's bookplates on the versos of the front free endpapers. Image on request. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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

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

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        The Comic History Of England (two Volumes) & The Comic History Of Rome (one Volume)

      [London], Punch Office, Bradbury and Evans, 1847, 1848, n. d. [1851-1852]. First Edition. Three volume set. ENGLAND is illustrated wIth 20 hand coloured steel engravings, and 240 woodcuts and ROME is illustrated with 10 hand coloured steel engravings and 98 woodcuts by John Leech. Bound by Birdsall in full red morocco with the covers and the spines stamped in gilt. Dentelles and edges of the covers are stamped in gilt. Five raised bands on the spines. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Uncut. Previous owner's bookplates on the versos of the front free endpapers. Image on request. Hardcover. Book condition: Fine Condition

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        Orig. tuschtegning i sepia forestillende en lille pige, der syr omgivet af sine dukker.

      Udateret. Signeret AH. 19 x 29 cm. I passepartout.. Axel Helsted (1847-1907), dansk maler

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        Håndkoloret tuschtegning forestillende et veklædt par i en sofa. I baggrunden dansende damer.

      Signeret C. Th. 85. 39 x 24,5 cm. I passepartout.. Carl Thomsen, 1847-1912, dansk maler og tegner, uddannet 1866-71 på Kunstakademiet. Som elev af bl.a. Wilh. Marstrand var Thomsen i sin samtid en populær genremaler, særlig kendt for sine fortællende og ofte humoristiske billeder, der gerne inddrog skikkelser fra den danske litteraturhistorie samt scener fra Grundtvigs og Weyses liv. Som tegner illustrerede han bl.a. værker af Oehlenschläger, Heiberg, Blicher og Ingemann. Thomsen modtog Eckersbergs Medalje 1887 og Thorvaldsens Medalje 1888

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        [MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED BY U.S. NAVY COMMODORE GEORGE CAMPBELL READ AT CAPE VERDE OFF THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA, TO THE SECRETARY OF THE U.S. LEGATION AT MADRID, REGARDING THE NEED TO GUARD AMERICAN COMMERCE IN THE ATLANTIC AGAINST MEXICAN PRIVATEERS DURING THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]

      Porto Praya, Cape Verde. May 31, 1847.. [2]pp. on a folio sheet. Docketed on the bottom of the second page. Old folds. Leaf strengthened with tissue along left edge. A few small closed slits in the sheet, and a chip in the upper right corner, not affecting text. Good. In a folding cloth box, gilt leather label. A very interesting letter from the commander of the United States Navy's African squadron stationed at Cape Verde, regarding the threat to American shipping from Mexican-hired privateers during the Mexican-American War. Commodore George C. Read writes the secretary of the United States legation in Madrid, assessing the danger posed by English or Spanish privateers, and the U.S. Navy resources available to combat the potential threat. The letter, in a secretarial hand, is signed by George Campbell Read, commander of the U.S.S. United States and of the U.S. Navy's African Squadron. Read (1788- 1862) had a long and distinguished naval career. He joined the crew of the U.S.S. Constitution in 1806, first serving under the command of his uncle, Capt. Hugh G. Campbell, and then as a lieutenant under Commodore Isaac Hull during the War of 1812. Read also served under Commodore Stephen Decatur when the U.S.S. United States defeated H.M.S. Macedonian. Read rose steadily through the ranks and took command of the Constitution in 1825. After several years at the Philadelphia Naval School he was put in command of the African Squadron from 1846 to 1847, the period in which this letter was written. Read later commanded the Mediterranean Squadron, and was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1862, a month before his death. Read's letter is in response to a January 31, 1847 letter from J.C. Reynolds, which was addressed to "the officer in command of any armed vessel of the U. States." Reynolds had apparently sent out a message to all the captains of Navy vessels in the Atlantic, warning them that the Mexican government may be trying to hire European privateers to harass and capture American shipping during the Mexican-American War. Read, whose ship was anchored at Cape Verde, off the west coast of Africa, writes in response: "I can readily conceive the danger to which our commerce may be exposed, if the Mexican agent in England & Spain should succeed in persuading the subjects of those nations to fit out privateers. But it seems to me so improbable that men, having no ports into which they could carry their prizes for adjudication, should attempt it. And if their object should be merely to plunder our vessels of such articles as privateers could store, their gains would hardly compensate them for the expense incurred and the risk they may take." Read notes that he has been directed to send the sloop of war Marion to Gibraltar in response to Reynolds' concerns. He writes, however, that "the 'Marion' is by no means fit to cruize [sic] for privateers. This vessel has become very foul from the length of time it has been kept on the coast of Africa; but it is the only cruizer [sic] we have on this station that can, with propriety be employed for such service." A very interesting letter from the commander of the U.S. Navy's African squadron, discussing a little-considered aspect of the Mexican- American War.

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        Scotland delineated in a series of views by Clarkson Stanfield, R.A., David Roberts R.A., George Cattermole, J.D. Harding... [etc. etc.]. Drawn in lithography by J.D. Harding... [etc.] With historical, antiquarian, and descriptive letterpress by John Parker Lawson, M.A.

      Edinburgh: Alexander Crichton..., 1847, 1854.. FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM. 2 vols., large folio, 630 X 460mm., half-title to vol. 1, printed titles, letterpess descriptions, 90 tinted litho. plates with tissue guards, rebound in black cloth with marbled paper from the sides of the original binding trimmed and laid on and with some panels from orig. binding laid on spines, some foxing on about a third of the plates, varying from light to heavier, but mainly in the margins, the rest free from blemish, binding is sound but serviceable rather than aesthetically attractive. As Abbey notes, the list of plates calls for 91 but plate 4 was never issued as it was a duplication of plate 3, thus making 90 the complete complement. Originally issued in parts. Abbey 'Scenery' 493.]

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        Fuller's computing telegraph. Volvelle plus text & plate (text & plate extensively repaired)

      New York, 1847. Fuller, John Emory (1799-1878). Fuller's computing telegraph [cover title]. Telegraphic computer, a most wonderful and extraordinary instrument, by which business questions, of every possible variety, are instantly performed. . . [text]. Text plus separate double-sided volvelle engraved by George G. Smith, mounted on heavy cardboard, containing "Fuller's Time Telegraph" on one side and "Palmer's Computing Scale" on the other. [22]pp. plus portion of folding lithographed table, entitled "Analytical table of mechanical movements." New York: John E. Fuller, [1847]. Text measures 276 x 276 mm.; volvelle measures 286 x 285 mm. Original cloth, back cover lacking, front cover worn at corners. Volvelle a bit worn at corners and edges, light soiling, but generally in very good condition. Text and plate extensively restored, margins of several leaves chipped with some loss of text, large portion of lithographed plate lacking. Boxed. Fuller's "Time Telegraph" was a circular nonlogarithmic slide rule, designed by Fuller in 1844 and intended for calculating the number of days or weeks between any two given dates. The title reflected the fascination with the new high-speed telegraphic technology, implying high speed in calculation. On the other side is a later, improved edition (Feazel's issue 4) of "Palmer's Computing Scale," the copyright of which had been purchased by Fuller in 1844 or 1845 (Feazel, "Palmer's computing scale," Journal of the Oughtred Society 3: 9-17; see pp. 11-15). This item represents a very early use of the word "computer" for a machine rather than a person. Until the invention of electronic computers in 1945, the term "computer" usually referred to a person who compiled mathematical tables with or without mechanical assistance. Sometimes the term referred to "lightning calculators" who performed remarkably fast computations in their heads. During the first decade of electronic computing, the term was apparently used interchangeably for people and machines. By about 1960 the word was generally applied only to machines. Baxandall 1975, no. 147. Karpinski 1940, 471-72. Origins of Cyberspace 302.

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        [Two Original Drawings, Pencil, and Pencil & Ink: "Atala" and "Chactas Mourning at the Grave of Atala"]

      Paris: The Artist ca.1847. [Paris: The Artist], ca.1847.. Two drawings, 175 x 120 mm and 170 x 125 mm, matted together. Some tanning, otherwise very good or better. Two highly finished drawings executed as illustrations for V. Lecou's 1850 edition of Chateaubriand's OEUVRES COMPLÈTES (5 vols), wherein they were engraved by Charles Geoffrey. The subjects are "Atala," and "Chactas Mourning at the Grave of Atala." The latter is a prime example of the highly romanticized and influential image of the Natchez Indian portrayed in Chateaubriand's fiction, derived from oral tradition among the Seminole. The former, executed in pencil alone, is signed and faintly dated 1847. The second, which features ink highlighting and a trace of white wash, is signed, and bears a red ink paraph. The engravings were then later reproduced in album form. Staal (1817-1882) was a prolific artist and draughtsman, illustrating works by Balzac, Sue, Sainte-Beuve, and Mme de Staël, as well as periodicals and anthologies. His portraits of women, of which the first of these images is an example, were published widely. A label on the verso of the mat assigns provenance to the collection of V. De Seglise.

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        Ornithologia Danica. Danmarks fugle i 304 Afbildninger af de gamle Hanner. Med særskilt Text. Af N. Kjærbølling.

      4 bind i to. Forfatterens Forlag (Gyldendal), København 1847-1856.Første bind (tekstbind) i oktav: (6)+XXXIV+422+IX+(2) sider. Indbundet med indskudte blanke blade, mange tæt beskrevne med noter i gammel hånd.Andet bind (planchebind): Folio. To bogtrykte titelblade (1851 og 1856) + 61 håndkolorerede kobberstukne plancher ( I-XXI, XXII a-b, XXIII-XXVII, XXVIII a-c, XXIX-XXXII, XXXIII a-b, XXXIV-XXXIX, XL a-b, XLI - L, LI a-b. LII - LIV. Planche LIV betegnet "Supplementtavle" + Bogtrykt titelblad (1854) + 35 håndkolorerede kobberstukne plancher (Suppl. 1-35) + Bogtrykt titelblad + 8 håndkolorerede kobberstukne plancher (2. Suppl. Tab. 1-8). Ialt 104 kobberstukne, kolorerede tavler. Indbundet i to nydelige senere, private halvlæderbind af lyst brunt skind med rygtitelfelt i bordeaux-rødt. Mindre plet på ryggen af tekstbindet. Bortset fra en lille rift på én af tavlerne, er de fine - dejligt klare i tryk og farver.. Anker 247 og 248. Virkeligt dejligt sæt af Kjærbøllings storværk om de danske fugle.** Very nice set of the first edition of this work on Danish birds, included is both the text volume and the volume with 104 hand coloured copper plate engravings

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        Das Pflanzenreich

      mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Insectologie, Gewerbskunde und Landwirthschaft. Ein naturgeschichtliches Lehr- und Lesebuch für Schule und Haus. Mainz: C.G. Kunze 1847. With 80 coloured lithographed plates. X + (1) + 332 pp. Publisher's (?) blindstamped reddish cloth with golddecoration on spine and frontboard and marbled edges. Hinges cracked, spine faded. With handwritten Index withbound pp. 317 before the printed index. Some plates minor foxing.. Not in Nissen

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        Histoire de la republique de venise. paris, furne, 1847.

      Cm. 26,5, pp. (4) vii, 598 (2). Con 24 belle tavole fuori testo incise in rame di cui una più volte rip. raffigurante l'intera laguna veneta (ciascuna protetta da velina). Solida ed elegante leg. coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Esemplare pulito ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione, cfr. Vicaire III, 857.

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        STORIA D'ALGERI. Dal primo stabilimento de' Cartaginesi fino alle ultime guerre combattutevi ai giorni nostri dalle armi di Francia.

      Celli In-8 gr., 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. 628; 649,(3); testo inquadrato in graziosa cornice; illustrati da 80 belliss. tavv. litografate e con pregevole coloritura a mano d'epoca, che raffigurano: episodi storici, costumi militari, costumi delle popolazioni locali, vedute, monumenti. L'opera, introdotta dai "diversi sistemi di colonizzazione che precessero il conquisto francese" (avvenuto nel 1830), si sofferma sulla dominazione francese fino al 1843, presenta una "Statistica storica dei reggimenti spediti in Africa dal 1830 in poi", e termina con una descrizione pittoresca dei popoli dell'Algeria. Seconda ediz. italiana. Cfr. CLIO,III, p. 2026. Tracce d'uso più o meno lievi, qualche fiorit., 1 tav. con piccoli strappi margin., 2 tavv. arrossate ai margini, ma certamente buon esemplare.

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        SKANDINAVISK FAUNA 1-4. 1: DÄGGDJUREN, 2: FOGLARNA 1-2, 3: AMFIBIERNA; 4: FISKARNA.

      C W K Gleerups, Lund 1847-60, 1.-3.upplagorna, (14)+XVIII+656 + (6)+XXXIV+580 + (2)+580 + (4)+IV+140 + (6)+XXXIV+768s med träsnittsfigurer i texten i del 1. Sammanbundna i 4 nära samtida gröna halvmarokängband med förgyllda ryggtitlar och bindlinjeringar, blindpräglade ryggfältsramar, pärmarna med förgyllda skinnkantslinjeringar, påfågelsmarmorerade försätts och snitt, vaxade snitt (bundna hos L W Lewin, Bokbindare i Upsala); nötta pärmhörn, litet hack i överkant på ytterfalsen i volym 4, inlagorna rena och fräscha förutom bitvis lätt lagerfläckning i vol 1 och 4.. Del 1 i 2. upplagan (1847), del 2:1-2 i 3.upplagan (1858), del 3 i 2.upplagan (1860), del 4 i 1.upplagan (1855)

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        Observations on the Temple of Serapis at Pozzuoli near Naples: with, an attempt to explain the causes of the frequent elevation and depression of large portions of the earth's surface in remote periods, and to prove that those causes continue in action at

      [London], privately printed [by Richard & John E.Taylor] 1847.. 42 p., 2 double page lithograph plates, one with hand-colouring, 4-page list of Babbage's works, with bound between text and plates: Abstract of a paper entitled Observations on the Temple of Serapis at Pozzuoli: with remarks on certain causes which may produce geological cycles of great extent, London, Richard Taylor, 1834, inscribed by Babbage at head of first title 'To M. Elie de Beaumont Member of the Institute of France from the Author', with a note in Babbage's hand on blank facing 'With the Abstract added', a 4-line addition by Babbage to the list of his works, stamp on title and at end 'Don de Mr Elie de Beaumont 1875' (recipient not given), original red cloth with large vignette of the ruin in gilt on upper cover, discreet repair to backstrip (not affecting the lettering), a bright and attractive copy. Besides inventing the computer Charles Babbage (1791-1871) threw brilliant shafts of light or cast erratic patches of darkness on many branches of science; both are exemplified in this book. The major part is an important contribution to geology, stemming from a visit he paid to Pozzuoli, the ancient Puteoli (the locale of Petronius' Satyricon) in 1828, while hunting volcanoes. Now known as the Macellum, the 'temple' was actually part of a market in the ancient Puteoli. It contained lavatories and was possibly used for hot baths. The columns of the Macellum, standing in water, with corrosion at a higher level caused by lithophagi (date mussels), had long been known (Oliver Goldsmith, for one, had visited the site). Babbage took exact measurements, and concluded that the 'subsidence of the building was not sudden, or at one period only, but gradual, and by successive movements.' On this he developed a theory of brachyseismic phenomena caused by the movement of isothermal surfaces within the earth, of which he published an abstract in the Proceedings of the Geological Society in 1834: it is an offprint of that paper which Babbage has, apparently uniquely, had bound into this copy. He had communicated his findings and theories to Lyell, who was sufficiently struck by their central importance to geology that he printed a view of Serapis as the frontispiece to the Principles of Geology, 1834. Babbage did not print the full paper until 1847, when he had this attractive little book privately printed, apparently for presents: it is not clear that any were for sale. The 1834 Abstract circulated mainly through the journal publication, and perhaps not many copies of the offprint were produced: certainly it is very rare today. In 1847 Babbage could hardly have had enough to include in all copies of the book (his own copies of the two works in University Library, Cambridge, are bound as nos. 2 and 3 in a tract volume). Why select Elie de Beaumont for this favour? Babbage's friends in the British scientific world already knew this research, but between British and Continental geology there was rivalry, almost a gulf, though personal relations were good (in Darwin's correspondence there is a letter from de Beaumont in 1839 thanking for a gift of the Journal of Researches). Jean-Baptiste Armand Louis Léonce Elie de Beaumont (1798- 1874) is now mostly remembered for his immensely detailed geological map of France, but in 1847 he was the undisputed doyen of the Continental geologists, and his selection as recipient of this unique copy imposed itself. Alas, he never read it: it went by bequest in 1875 to a French provincial library (who have left no marks except the presentation stamp), and its pages remain unopened to this day.I mentioned Babbage's 'patches of darkness'. He had been reading Darwin on coral reefs, and this book ends with a speculation that the lunar craters are coral atolls.

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        Atlante elementare di botanica ossia iconografia ed organografia di 50 piante tratte dalle principali famiglie... preceduto da un breve sunto sulla nomografia botanica... milano, redaelli, 1847.

      Cm. 24, pp. 36 di testo introduttivo + 50 tavole a doppia pagina in litografia in cui appare l'illustrazione in fine coloritura della pianta accompagnata da una tavola con la spiegazione di tutti i particolari di cui è composta. Ottima legatura originale in cartonato rigido con decorazioni e titoli a stampa. Esemplare con solo qualche rada arrossatura perlopiù marginale, ma genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Atlante botanico italiano munito di un'apparato iconografico affascinante ed al tempo stesso minuziosamente descritto dal punto di visto scientifico. Non comune, soprattutto in tale stato di conservazione.

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