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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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        Thesaurus of Karen knowledge comprising traditions, legends or fabels, poetry, customs, superstitions, demonology, theraputics, etc., alphabetically arranged, and forming a complete native Karen dictionary with definitions and examples illustrating the usages of every word. Written by Sau Kau-Too, and compiled by J[onathan] Wade

      Karen Mission Press Cephas Bennett Tavoy: Karen Mission Press, C[ephas] Bennett. 1847-50. First and only edition, 4 volumes, 8vo, volume 1 with an English title-p. and a 2-p. English preface by Wade, the others with a title-p. in English; the text throughout is in Karen; full original calf in varying hues, each with gilt-stamped titles and vol. designation numbers on the spines, the top panel of the fourth volume chipped away, a number of signatures sprung in vol. III, all vols. somewhat shaken, worn and occasionally stained. Jonathan Wade was an American missionary born in 1798. American missionaries first arrived among the Karen tribes in 1828. It was apparently impracticable for them to set up a printing-press in the wild country of the Shan states, but they did so several hundred miles farther south, at Tavoy, in the Tenasserim province. [The first book of the press appears to be Wade's own Karen dictionary (Tavoy ca. 1842-44).] In 1846 the Rev. Cephas Bennett published there An Anglo-Karen Vocabulary. But he was not the first pioneer to set the Karen language down on paper, for we are told that Karen was "never written till Dr. Wade, an American missionary, reduced it to writing using the Burmese consonants. The Karens thus have no written literature" (The Spread of Printing, Eastern Hemisphere, p. 87). This set, then, represents the first printed appearance of the body of Karen literature. A compelling set of a rare work.

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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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