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

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

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        Boudoir Botany, Or the Parlor Book of Flowers, Comprising the History, Description and Colored Engravings of 24 Exotic Flowers, 24 Wild Flowers of America and 12 Trees with Fruits

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Yes. Small 4to. i-ix,(9),19-296pp. Modern full maroon morocco. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, tooled in blind, brown leather lettering labels, gilt; boards tooled in blind; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 64 hand colored, tissue-guarded lithographic plates, 60 of which are individual blooms with facing letterpress descriptions; the remaining four plates illustrate the preliminary general botany discussion. Light foxing to the letterpress and the tissue guards and a coupe of the plates, but the rest of the plates are fine and bright with vivid coloring. A near fine copy and quite scarce. U.S. Color Plates Books, p. 83. This title begins with a general introduction to botany followed by colored illustrations and floral descriptions.

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        Adelaide. Hindley St. from the Corner of King William St

      London:. 1847.. Handsome hand-colored lithograph of Adelaide, plate 41 from "South Australia Illustrated." Folio size print, image size 16x12 1/2" on wide margined paper. Period hand color. Some slight mat burn with sml. watermark in lower margin. The classic early depiction of Adelaide.

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        Aplodontia Leporina (The Sewellel) [Plate 123]

      J.T. Bowen Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1847. unbound. very good. Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 21.5" x 27.25".From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". Overall wear and tears and chips to edges. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        Plate 7. Cymindis Wilsonii, Cassin (Cuban Kite) From The Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences

      Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, 1847. First edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (9.25 x 13 inches, 235 x 330 mm). The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was established by the learned naturalists of high Philadelphian society in early 19th century America to document the recent natural discoveries of a new nation. The founding members, and contributors, were the luminaries of early American natural history and sciences; Titian Peale, Thomas Say and George Ord, to name a few. The Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences was their clarion, and was illustrated with wonderful folio-sized hand-colored lithographs by J.T. Bowen and Co. in Philadelphia, America's premier lithographers of the mid-19th century, and the very same company to produce John James Audubon's landmark lithographs for the first seven Royal Octavo editions of the Birds of America (c. 1840-65) and both the Imperial Folio and Royal Octavo editions of the Quadrupeds of North America. (c.1840-54). In essence, the same artists and printers who produced Audubon masterful lithographs created this work. We classify these fabulous plates as one of the best unsung values in the art of 19th century ornithology.

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        Book of Pirates, Containing Narratives of the Most Remarkable Piracies and Murders... With an Account of the Capture of the Amistad; and a Full and Authentic Narrative of the Burning of the Caroline

      Phila. and NY., 1847.. b/w wood engravings. Dozens of brief pirate narratives, many of American interest. The “Amistad” was a slaving vessel taken over by the slaves it carried. This is an early account of that famous mutiny. In addition the book is notable for its highly dramatic and vigorously executed woodcuts. Scarce, not in Howes, Sabin or Gosse. Bound in original cloth. Some cover wear, paper spine label mostly chipped away. Pages evenly tanned but clean.

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        THE AMERICAN FLORA, OR HISTORY OF PLANTS AND WILD FLOWERS: CONTAINING A SYSTEMATIC AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION, NATURAL HISTORY, CHEMICAL AND MEDICAL PROPERTIES OF OVER SIX THOUSAND PLANTS, ACCOMPANIED WITH A CIRCUMSTANTIAL DETAIL OF THE MEDICINAL EFFECTS, AN

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

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        Scotland Delineated. A Series of Views of the Principal Cities and Towns, Particularly of Edinburgh and its Environs; of the Cathedrals, Abbeys, and other Monastic Remains; The Castles and Baronial Mansions; The Mountains and Rivers, Sea-Coast, and other Grand and Picturesque Scenery.

      London: Day and Son. [1847]. 4to. 285 pp. Publisher's blue cloth, sometime neatly rebacked preserving original spine and recased, renewed endpapers, cloth elaborately gilt decorated. 72 tinted lithographs after various artists, including Joseph Nash, David Roberts and J.M.W. Turner. Intermittent spotting as is usual with plate books of this period, contents recased slightly unevenly causing some pages and tissue guards to be frayed at edges, cloth abraded to lower board, extremities rubbed.

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        Sulla architettura e sulla scultura a venezia dal medio evo sino ai nostri giorni. studi... per servire di guida estetica... venezia, ripamonti, 1847.

      Cm. 24, pp. xxiii (1) 529 + (1) carta d'errata. Con molte incisioni nel testo, 8 tavole fuori testo su sfondo giallino (ciascuna protetta da velina) ed una tavola a doppia pagina. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro. Tagli colorati. Minime fioriture, ma esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Celebre ed approfondito studio sull'argomento citato nel titolo. Cfr. Cicogna (4653) e Lozzi, (II, 6127): ""Opera assai pregevole e ricercata"".

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        Den upprigtige fiskaren.

      Ny och fullständig handbok för fiskare, innehållande tillförlitlig underrättelse om alla wid swenska stränderna bekanta fisksorter, samt ändamålsenligaste och lättaste sättet till deras fångande; jemte utförlig beskrifning på alla de fiskredskap, som dertill anwändas, äfwensom enklaste sättet för fiskars saltning, torkning och rökning. Med twenne plancher. Sthlm, Hörbergska boktryckeriet, 1847. 12:o. 100,(4) s. & 2 utvikbara litograferade plr. Häftad i grönt tryckt omslag. Oskuren. Lätt nött rygg. Fantastiskt fint ex.. Utgiven på Abraham Lundquists förlag

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        Spermophilus Spilosoma (Californian Marmot Squirrel) [Plate 109]

      J.T. Bowen Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1847. unbound. very good. Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 20.5" x 26.25".From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". Minor overall wear and chips to left corners. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        A magnificent pair of ALsS! “It seems conceded that Lincoln’s election is inevitable. What then?” writes staunch Democrat Edwin M. Stanton three weeks before the election – On the day following the secession, on consecutive days, of Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama, as Buchanan’s Attorney General, Stanton admits “We have no news but what you see in the papers.”

      Attorney Edwin M. Stanton moved his law practice from his native Ohio to Pennsylvania in 1847. In 1856, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he frequently argued cases before the Supreme Court. Appointed by Democratic Gov. William F. Packer, John C. Knox served as Attorney General of Pennsylvania from 1858-1861. A staunch Democrat, Stanton opposed the election of Lincoln which he felt would undoubtedly lead to war. After the election, in recognition of his legal acumen, Stanton was appointed Attorney General by President James Buchanan to replace Jeremiah Black who had become Secretary of State. While Attorney General, Stanton urged President Buchanan to keep the nation together through force if necessary. Buchanan did not heed his advice. South Carolina seceded on December 20, 1860, the day Stanton was sworn in as Attorney General. Seven states seceded between Lincoln’s election and his inauguration. After he left office, Stanton returned to his private law practice in Washington. Ten months later, President Lincoln asked Stanton to replace his inefficient Secretary of War Simon Cameron and he did so on January 15, 1862 only to “help save the country.” (one) Autograph Letter Signed “Edwin M. Stanton,” one page, 7.75” x 9.75”. Washington, October 15, 1860. To Hon. John C. Knox, Attorney General. Slightly toned at edges. Lightly creased. Fine condition. In part, “While examining the cost dockets of the Supreme Court last week I noticed the case of Erie & UCR Road v Casey in which the costs do not appear to have been paid here by the Company. You are entitled to a docket fee of $20 … As soon as the Clerk furnishes me the papers & accounts I have ordered the statement in respect to the Wheeling Bridge case will be ready & furnished you … Your election turned out as I anticipated from your letter of Monday would be the result. It seems conceded that Lincolns election is inevitable. What then?” (two) Autograph Letter Signed “Edwin M. Stanton” as Buchanan’s Attorney General, one page, 7.75” x 9.75”. Washington, January 12, 1860. To Hon. John C. Knox, Attorney General. Slightly toned at edges. Lightly creased. Fine condition. Apparently, the Pennsylvania Governor had told his Attorney General, John C. Knox, to dismiss charges against a Mr. Hutchison. Knox has congratulated Stanton on becoming Buchanan’s Attorney General. In part, “I am unable to express my thankfulness & sense of obligation to you & Governor Packer for your prompt action to save Mr Hutchison from the painful consequences of judicial brutality & outrage – and to spare his mother & sisters from the anguish occasion by that brutality. I shall be grateful to you my whole life. In respect to myself also I thank you for your kind words and approval. My desire is to perform my duty. The action of your Executive has afforded a strong support to the Government which is highly appreciated by your friends here. We have no news but what you see in the papers.” Governor William F. Packer's term ended on January 15, 1861; he did not seek reelection. Packer had concluded his last Annual Message to the Legislature after South Carolina had seceded, in part, “The form of their action is of no consequence, in view of the fact that they created a Federal government, to which they surrendered certain powers of sovereignty, and declared those powers, thus surrendered, to be supreme, without reserving to the States, or to the people, the right of secession, nullification, or other resistance. It is therefore clear, that there is no Constitutional right of secession. Secession is only another form of nullification. Either, when attempted to be carried out by force, is rebellion, and should be treated as such, by those whose sworn duty it is to maintain the supremacy of the Constitution and laws of the United States.” This was the “strong support to the Government” to which Stanton referred. On the three days immediately preceding Stanton’s letter, Mississippi (January 9, 1861), Florida (January 10, 1861), and Alabama (January 11, 1861) seceded.

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        Wade & Croome's Panorama of the Hudson River from New York to Waterford, Drawn from Nature & Engraved by William Wade

      J. DisturnellNew York:: J. Disturnell,. 1847.. Hardcover. Very good overall. A scarce Hudson River item, a folding panoramic map of the river in 36 panels. In 1845, New York artists William Wade and William Croome created and copyrighted a twelve-foot-long panorama illustrating in detail both shores of the Hudson River between Albany and New York City. The same year, this remarkable pictorial record, a pocket-sized fold out map, with detailed annotations & information, was published with an accompanying text. The map was issued colored for $2.00, and black & white for $1.50; this is a black & white issue. 12mo, folding panoramic map 27 1/2 by 6", accompanying 38pp text describing the route. Orig. red gilt cloth over boards, title & decoration in gilt, vgc. Pamphlet a little foxed, not affecting the map. Map with the first 2 folds strengthened with linen; hinge of front board has a 2" closed crack. The relief is shown by spot heights and the map shows points of interest and miles from New York City. Boards 4 3/8 x 6 1/8". OCLC: 5563538.

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        A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY AND RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN AND ANTARCTIC REGIONS, DURING THE YEARS 1839-1843 in 2 Volumes.

      London: John Murray, 1847.. 1st Edition: 2 vols. Vol I; lii, (iv) 366pp, 6 maps (2 folding), 5 plates. (1 folding), folding panorama. 7 vignettes on chapter heading pages. Vol II (vii-x) + (iv) 448pp, 2 maps (1 folding), 3 plates., 10 vignettes on chapter heading pages. 16 pages of publisher's advertising. NOTE: ALL MAPS ARE FACISMILES AND ARE LAID IN. The expedition of the ships Erebus and Terror under the Command of Sir James Ross was without doubt one of the most important voyages in the history of Antarctica. Ross discovered the Ross Sea, Ross Island with the active volcano Mount Erebus, the Ross Ice Shelf, Victoria Land and smaller islands off the Antarctic coast. WATER DAMAGED: Some water staining, however it is original - other than the maps which are facisimiles(photocopies). NEEDS REBINDING. Torquay book society stamps on title pages both volumes and contemporary rotation list in ink on fep Volume II. Poor.

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        An ABRIDGMENT Of The CRIMINAL LAW Of The UNITED STATES; Containing the Important Penal Acts of Congress of the United States, and of the Legislatures of the Principal States of the Union; Accompanied with a Brief Statement of the Law of England, the Decisions of the Federal Courts, and of the Courts of the Several States, Relative to Crimes and Misdemeanors. Containing also the Treaties of Extradition Entered into by the United States with England and France, and the Acts of Congress and Several States Relative to the Surrender of Fugitives from Justice and from Labor, with the Practice and Forms of Proceeding under the Same. To which are Added Precedents of Indictments and Pleas

      Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. Philadelphia:: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.,. 1847.. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 5-7/8". 1st edition (BEAL 3713; cf Sabin 40798 for the more common 1848 edition). 715, [1 (blank)] pp.. Modern light brown quarter-leather binding with marbled paper boards. Renewed eps.. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+ (sporadic light foxing).. As a young man, Lewis became a printer, and practiced this business while studying law. At 24, he passed the bar, and soon rose in his profession, as evidenced 2 years later when appointed Deputy Attorney-General of the State of Pennsylvania. Further, in 1832, he was elected a member of the state legislature. 1833 saw his appointment as Attorney-general, and in October that year, President Judge of the 8th Judicial district. In January, 1843, he was made president judge of the 2d district, in 1851 he was elected a justice of the State Supreme Court, and in 1854-7 was Chief Justice. This the one legalistic book published by this distinguished jurist- the 1873 first edition is quite uncommon, held by just 6 institutions [per OCLC].

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        The Christian in Palestine Or, Scenes of Sacred History, Historical and Descriptive

      Virtue and Co. London: Virtue and Co., [1847]. First edition. Hardcover. g. Large quarto. IV, [4], 234, [2]pp. Original cloth with blind-tooled covers and gilt vignette on front board and gold decoration on spine. All edges gilt. Additional engraved title-page. In the preface of this most remarkable work, Stebbing makes it clear that he has researched extensively in order to add historical detail to the fine illustrations provided by Bartlett. However, he is at pains to point out that where no reliable source of information exists, he has left the engravings to speak for themselves. They cover not only Israel and Palestine, but also Greece and Italy. Christian, Jewish and Arab interests are all covered. This work is profusely illustrated with a full-page map of Palestine and 78 full-page fine steel-engravings, including a double-page view of Jerusalem. Each plate is protected with a tissue guard. Some age-wear on binding with age-toning and rubbing along edges. Head and tail of spine partly chipped. Black damp-staining on lower corner of front board, affecting outer margin of very first pages and pages at center (not affecting text or plates). Previous owner's stamp on title-page. Binding in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition.

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        Dombey and Daughter: A Moral Fiction

      Thomas Farris London:: Thomas Farris,. [1847].. Tall 8vo. 10-1/8" x 6-1/2". 1st edition (Gimbel H-338; Kitton 540; Miller, p. 249; NCBEL III, 798). [2], 94 pp.. Period brown half-leather with brown cloth boards. Original wrapper covers from Parts I & II (priced 6p) bound-in at rear.. VG+ (spine leather a bit sunned/some minor rubbing to joints/multiple. bookplates to eps).. Illustrated with 12 wood-cuts.

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        Histoire anecdotique, politique et militaire de la Garde Impériale. Illustrée par H. Bellange, E. Lamy, De Moraine, Ch. Vernier. Musiques des Marches et Fanfares de la Garde, transcrite par Alexandre Goria.

      Paris, Eugène Penaud et Comp., 1847. Royal8vo. Cont. full cloth. Light wear to edges and corners. (4),IV,712 pp. Many textillustr. in wood-cut, 9 steel-and woodcut-plates and 38 handcoloured plates of uniform. First ab. 10 leaves a little brownspotted, old name on halftitle. Small tear to titlepage (no loss). The last 10 pages are music (pp. 699-712).. First edition. Colas No. 2620. (mentions in all 50 plates)

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        Digte, gamle og nye + De to Baronesser. Roman i tre Dele + »At være eller ikke være«. Roman i tre Dele.

      3 bind. C.A. Reitzels Forlag, København 1847, 1849 og 1857. Første udgave. (6)+318+(1) sider; (4)+124+(4)+115+(4)+151 sider; 295 sider. 'De to Baronesser' med alle titelbladene. Indbundet i tre samtidige, næsten uniforme halvlæderbind med blindtrykt rammedekoration og stregforgyldning på ryggene. Med stænket snit og ensartet forsatspapir i alle tre bind. Indvendig en smule gulplettede. En lille rift på fribladet i 'At være eller ikke være'. Dejligt sæt.. BFN 488-511, 539 og 762. Sjælden, hyggelig og uniform række af H.C. Andersens væsentlige værker, der har boet sammen siden, de gik fra bogbinderen

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        Islenzkir Annálar sive Annales Islandici ab anno Christi 803 ad annum 1430. Ex legati Arnæ-Magnæani et magnæ bibliothecæ regiæ Hafnienisis melioris notæ codicibus membranaceis et chartaceis, cum interpretatione Latina, variis lectionibus, prolegomenis, nec non indice personarum, locorum et rerum.

      Sumptibus Legati Arnæ-Magnæani, Copenhagen 1847. 4°. L+478 pages. Contemporary half-calf with gilt decorations to spine. Slight foxing; otherwise a firm and well-preserved copy.. Fiske I,12. The Icelandic Annals worked into a harmonious whole

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        Mrs. Perkins' Ball. By M.A. Titmarsh.

      London: Chapman & Hall [1847].. First edition, 8vo, (ii), 46, (2) pp. Hand coloured pictorial title page and 21 hand coloured plates - one folding, each with a tissue guard, with the original wrappers bound in at the end. Beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf in later maroon morocco, red silk endpapers and inside gilt borders, covers with gilt rules and cornerpieces, spine with further gilt tools and raised bands - a little sunned, a.e.g., a lovely copy. Shepherd 75.

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        Ny och fullständig svensk spelbok, eller grundlig anvisning till alla nu brukliga kortspel, såsom: whist, träkarl, grandissimo, boston, wira, lomber, piquet, ecarté, mariage m.fl.

      åtskilliga mindre sällskapsspel samt hazard- eller lyckospel äfvensom schack, dam, brädspel och biljard. Göteborg, Ekbohrns officin, 1847. Liten 8:o. (2),VII,(1 blank),325,(1) s. Grönt tryckt opappbd med sprängda snitt. Ryggen lätt gulnad och med obetydlig fuktfläck. Pärmarnas kanter, hörn och falsar ngt nötta. Bra inlaga som endast har en liten fuktfläck i övre marginalen på s. 31-75 och ett mycket litet brännmärke i nedersta marginalen på s. 313-20. Från Ericsberg.. Utgiven på D. F. Bonniers förlag. Innehåller utförliga regler om hur man bl.a. spelar "stortok", "liten tok", "den gula dvärgen" och "gråpojs"

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

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

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        Piccinino, Le

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

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        PETIT MESSAGER DES MODES ET LE CONFIDENT REUNIS

      1847. Very Good. [FASHION - WOMEN'S - PERIODICAL] LE PETIT MESSAGER DES MODES ET LE CONFIDENT REUNIS: TOME VII, NOS. 1-17, 22-24; TOME IX, NOS. 1-13, 15-17. Paris: Imprim. Schneider et Langrand, 1847 and 1849. Thirty-six issues illustrated with 72 lovely hand-colored engraved plates, of which 33 are by Heloise Leloir and 12 by Laure Colin Noel. Quarto. Text: 2,7-136,169- 192; 104,113-128,121-128 pp. 10 1/4 by 7 in. Nineteenth-century binding: quarter black morocco, marbled boards, gilt title on spine, marbled endpapers. The binding is shelfworn, with top joint is starting and lower joint tender. The first issue is missing four text pages; otherwise, despite some misleading errors in pagination, all text is present. Most issues have a timbre royal mark (a French duty stamp) on one text page (but not on the plates). The plates are generally clean and fresh; however, there are a few exceptions: 1. - Both plates in Vol. VII, no. 1, have old paper repairs on the inner margin, and the top fore-corner of one has been clipped; 2. - The two plates in Vol. VII, no. 2, have been trimmed 1/4" shy of the fore-edge of the bookblock; 3. - One plate in Vol. IX, no. 15, which is the only horizontal image in the entire volume, has been trimmed to the top-edge of the image at the fore-edge. LE PETIT MESSAGER DES MODES was a bi-weekly publication, appearing on the 1st and 16th of each month, comprised of eight pages of text, that was to include 22 engraved plates and 3 large patterns in each six-month period. This volume is bound without any of the large patterns and, instead, an additional plate has been inserted wherever a pattern is called for. These `extra' plates have been supplied from issues that are not included in this volume. Although most issues are complete with text and appropriate plates together, there are twelve instances in this volume, including the plates-for-patterns substitutions, of plates being misbound or of a plate from another issue replacing the expected plate. And so, while the plates are lovely and in very good condition, it is for these reasons that the volume is offered as is.

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        A CAMPAIGN IN NEW MEXICO WITH COLONEL DONIPHAN

      Philadelphia: Carey and Hart,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. Mexican History; MEXICO; Mexican War; Texas History; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 184, [2], 22 pages; 273 [Mexican War]. Frank S. Edwards. A Campaign In New Mexico With Colonel Doniphan. Phila: Carey and Hart, 1847. 8vo. Xvi, [17]-184pp + 22pp ads. Modern brown cloth. Folded map doesn't show dampstain. This covers the route through the various States of New Mexico, Chihuahua and Coahuila; it shows New Mexico and West Texas in detail, as well as Oklahoma and northern Mexico.1st edition. Howes E52. Sabin 21920. Wagner-Camp 132: 1. Graff 1210. Streeter 164. Binding near fine. Contents lightly dampstained (mostly evident at edges) , light library stamp on title page. Possibly originally from the Streeter sale. Last listed (AE) , auction sale of this book was 1967. .

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        Voyage en Abyssinie dans les provinces du Tigre, du Samen et de l'amahara

      Paris: Lacrampe & Co. for Paulin 1847-48 2 (305 x 230mm) Title-page, sectional titles and 44 leaves of text (8 inlaid to 2 ) fifteen (of fifty) hand colored engraved plates of birds after J.G. Pretre and NINE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PREPARATORY DRAWINGS FOR THE PLATES BY PRETRE. (Some light spotting.) Contemporary half calf gilt marbled boards by M. Edwards. Provenance: Paul Leverkuhn (1867-1905) ornithologist and author of studies of ducks and birds nests and eggs, including Fremde Eier im Nest. Ein Beitrag zur Biologie der Vogel.Nebst einer bibliographischen Notiz Uber Lottinger, 1891 (signature and note on flyleaf). POSSIBLY THE PRINTER'S COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION WITH NINE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR DRAWINGS OF BIRDS BY PRETRE. Fifteen of the fifty plates included in the complete Voyage en Abyssinie are present here with eight accompanied by the original watercolor sketches provided by J.G. Pretre to the engraver Lebrun. Each is signed and dated 1843 for plates 4,6,7, 9 (for which two figures are provided, 10, 11, 13, and 15. The title page with a paste-over slip covering the printed word "Atlas," precedes the text of Enumeration des Mammiferes by M.F.E. Guerin-Meneville (pp. 169-172) and Enumeration des oiseaux by Guerin-Meneville and de la Fresnaie (pp. 176-256). According to the British Museum Catalogue: "This volume seems to have been published in parts, at different dates, probably as follows: Geolog, pp 1-84, 1847, Plantae, Mammalia and Aves as far as p. 224, 1848; rest of Aves with Insecta, 1850." The book recor ds the journey made through Abyssinia from 1839-1843 and is a fine example of the work produced in France to publicize the "grand voyages" undertaken during the first half of the 19th century. BM, p.602, Nissen ZBI 1346.. Book.

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        The Thousand and One Nights; or, the Arabian Nights Entertainments: Translated and Arranged for Family Reading with Explanatory Notes (Complete in 3 Volumes)

      London: John Murray, 1847. Second Edition. Complete in 3 Volumes. Published London: John Murray, 1847. x+518, xii+520, xii+552, illustrated with 600 woodcuts by Harvey and illuminated titles for each volume by Owen Jones. Bound in brown cloth with black leather spine labels. Previous owner's name emboss in tiny letters (approximately 6 point size) at bottom of half and title pages, and last sheet of each volume. A very good set. Bindings tight, unworn.. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo.

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        The comic history of England / by Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett with twenty coloured etchings and two hundred woodcuts by John Leech

      London : Bradbury & Agnew, 1847. 1st Edition in this form. Divided into 2 sections with seperate pagination. Subjects; Great Britain - History - Outlines, syllabi, etc. Great Britain - History - Anecdotes. Colour (perceived attribute) etchings (prints) - England - 1847-1848. Referenced by: Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1979 ed.), 295-296. Title page in red & black, with added vignette. Scattereed, minor, marginal foxing. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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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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        Vanity Fair: a Novel Without a Hero

      London: Punch Office (Bradbury & Evans), 1847. Yellow paper wraps serialized in 20 parts (19 & 20 bound together as a double number). The true first state of first edition although the ads are in various states of the first edition. Housed in a burgundy cloth four fold wrapper and then housed in burgundy morocco pull off case by Riviere. Gilt titles to spine. 621pp This was Thackeray's first novel to be published under his own name. Each part is illustrated by engravings (39 total) by Thackeray himself, including the suppressed illustration in the 11th part titled "Marquis of Steyne" not present in subsequent editions. One of the highlights of English literature, it is rare to find it in such nice condition in the original parts.. 1st Edition. Wraps. VG+. 8vo.

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        A Map of the United States of Mexico, as Organized and Defined by the Several Acts of Congress of that Republic

      New York: Henry Tanner, 1847. TANNER'S MAP OF MEXICO-SERVING AS A BASIS FOR DISTURNELL'S LANDMARK TREATY MAP OF 1846 Lithograph with original hand color . Book.

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

      Philadelphia: Audubon, J.J., 1847. Matted in ecru silk with gold leaf double mat. Imperial Folio Edition Near Fine with original hand-coloring. A Near Fine and rare original hand-colored lithograph on wove paper by JT Bowen, Phil. after painting by John Woodhouse Audubon. Imperial Folio (27 x 21 1/8 inches). The margins of the paper are uniformly toned however the original hand-coloring is vivid and rich. There are traces of gilt to fore-edge. The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America (Philadelphia c.1845-48) represents the culmination of a lifelong dream held by America's most prominent naturalist and visionary, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Following the completion of his magnum opus, the Double Elephant Folio Edition of Birds of America, c. 1824-38, Audubon was at liberty to pursue a project close to his heart, large scale portraits of all of North America's native animals. Audubon's effort to render America four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals in their natural settings pioneered the way for an entire culture of naturalist artists and engravers. Once the animals were placed within their native habitat, inspired by Audubon's classical composition and watchful eye, most subsequent naturalist painters rarely presented animals and birds void of a full botanical perch, landscaped setting, or woodland background. Very few, if any naturalist artists returned to the solo vignette so commonly found in most natural history works from the previous three centuries. Audubon's dream to complete this monumental work was made manifest through the artistic and clerical assistance of his two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford, as well as the Reverend John Bachman, who contributed the excellent text for the production. Today, the tale of Audubon's westward journey to hunt and gather skins and specimens and thus inspiration to complete the 155 paintings for the Quadrupeds is common enough. The story of how he sold his work through subscription format and created a smaller (Royal Octavo Edition) as a more democratic and affordable option to the production has been told religiously, and in great detail, by anyone reviewing these masterpieces once again. Yet through these critiques, America's premier ornithologist, painter and naturalist has gained his rightful place among the masters of Animal Portraiture, painters like Edwin Landseer and George Stubbs. Regardless of any criticism his artistic practices and personal affairs may have encountered, Audubon's legacy has enriched our understanding and appreciation of America's native species, both birds and animals. In addition, through Audubon's paintings we are offered the very first glimpses of the American landscape west of the Mississippi, as his work predates that of the Hudson River Artists. Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books has featured the monumental edition of Audubon's work since 1989. & Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA, ILAB& Rare Prints & Books from The Age of Discovery: 16th-19th Centuries& Post Office Box 376 Clinton, WA 98236 USA& Shop location: 101 Anthes. Langley, WA on Whidbey Island& rarebooks@lowryjames.com& www.lowryjames.com& (360) 221-0477

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        DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING -- The works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

      Edward Moxon, Engraved frontispiece of Shelley facing the original title page dated 1847, reprinted from the earlier edition with an engraved depiction of Shelley's tomb. Two fore-edge paintings of Italian landscapes are executed in colourful detail, the first portraying the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio of Florence, the second showing a shepherd leading a herd of goats into a grand walled city. Bound in coarse, hard-grain morocco with binder's coat of arms (?), expertly re-backed with the original backstrip laid down. Deeply impressed in gilt on upper and lower covers, raised bands, floral gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Upper joint almost imperceptibly rehinged. According to the preface, this edition contains new poems discovered among his papers by his wife after his decease and, when possible, completed by her.&

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        History of Europe

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1847 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive history of Europe during the turbulent times of the French Revolution, spanning the years 1789 - 1815. With an engraving from a bust of the author with a facsimile of his signature to frontispiece to first volume. In twenty volumes complete. Sir Archibald Alison, 1st Baronet FRSE(29 December 1792 - 23 May 1867) was a Scottish advocate and historian. He held several prominent legal appointments. When travelling in France in 1814 Alison conceived the idea of his expansive History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons. This multi-volume set is usually regarded as Alison's chief historical work and is considered to be the first scholarly English-language study of the French Revolution. Originally published in ten volumes between 1833 and 1843, History of Europewas revised and reprinted many times throughout the century, including numerous foreign language editions. The work is one of vast industry, containing a wealth of information communicated in a vigorous though wordy style. Disraeli satirises the author in Coningsby as Mr. Wordy, who wrote a history to prove that Providence was on the side of the Tories. Such criticism notwithstanding, History of Europe proved to be a huge commercial success. Alison also composed a comprehensive survey of the military campaigns of the Duke of Marlborough, as well as two standard works on the criminal law of Scotland. With previous owner's ink inscriptions dated 1847 to front free endpaper to some volumes. Bound by Remnant and Edmonds with binder's label to rear pastedown to some volumes. With publisher's catalogues to front and rear of most volumes. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally sound but with bumping and wear to extremities and with slight rubbing and marks to boards. With slight loss due to wear to clothtohead and tail of spine to some volumes. With 1 joint tender, 3 starting and 2 starting slightly with occasional splitting to cloth in other volumesbut joints firm. With 3 hinges tender, 5 strained and 2 slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained and occasionally tender in places with some pages loosening to some volumes. Bright with only the very occasional spot and handlingmark to pages but with marks to endpapers. All volumes are ex-library copies with library labels to front pastedown, evidence of past library labels to front free endpapers or publisher's catalogues to front of volumes, withink stamps to first and last few pages and some throughoutand donation bookplate dated 1924 to rear pastedowns. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        THE FRUITS OF AMERICA, CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED FIGURES, AND FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE CHOICEST VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES

      New York & Boston: [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.. Two volumes. 2pp. list of subscribers. Titles with wood- engraved vignettes by A. Roberts. Two lithographed portrait frontispieces (Hovey and Sharp) on india paper mounted, ninety-six fine chromolithographed plates by William Sharp (seventy-two on India paper mounted, twelve on card stock mounted, twelve on full sheets) numerous text illustrations of trees, leaves and fruit. Half title in first volume. Large quarto. 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 volume). Very good. The 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, Massachusetts 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 ninety-six varieties featured include ninety-three fruit trees (fifty-three pear, twenty apple, seven cherry, seven peach, and six plum) and three 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 eighteen subscribed for the present issue, making it just over twelve times as rare as the normal octavo issue (indeed none of the twenty-two 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 colors applied by the chromolithographer to their full advantage. Interestingly, the first twenty-four plates in the first volume 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. OAK SPRING POMONA 61. McGRATH, p.112. BENNETT, p.59. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 20. NISSEN BBI 941. SABIN 33206. ARNOLD ARBORETUM/HARVARD, p.354.

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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. and D.Appleton & Co. in New York, [vol.II] Hovey & Co., [1847-]1856. 2 volumes, octavo. (10 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches). Half-title to vol.I, 2pp. subscribers' list. 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, slight surface damage to plate facing page 47 of text in vol.II). Contemporary black half morocco gilt by Waters of Baltimore, over cloth-covered boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with elaborate repeat decoration in gilt, vol.I gilt edges, vol.II with top edge gilt and outer edge uncut, expertly rebacked preserving the original spine. The most lavish ante-bellum work on the fruit trees of America, "the first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" (Reese), and here with an apparently unrecorded first issue title to the first volume. 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. 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 showcase for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide. Originally appeared in parts between 1847 and 1856, Hovey's masterpiece is 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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        The Whole Works of the Most Rev. James Ussher, D.D., Lord Archbishop of Armagh, and Primate of All Ireland: in Sixteen Volumes With a Life of the author and an Account of his writings.

      Dublin:: Hodges and Smith (and Whittaker & Co, London),, 1847.. First editions.. Hardcover. Very Good. The sixteen volumes originally published, but without the index volume, Vol 17, published in 1864. c.400-600pp per volume, contents clean, and in very good order, with a frontis portrait in Vol 1. All in rather faded blue, green or purple contemporary cloth, decorated in blind, with a gold mitre on the upper board and boldly titled in gilt on the spine. Spine ends flattened and sometimes fraying a little, minimal splits to some joints, boards all firm. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        OMOO: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS...COMPLETE IN TWO PARTS

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers / John Murray, 1847.. Two volumes bound in one. xv,[1],389,[1],[xv]- xxiii,[1],8pp. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, original printed front wrapper for first part bound in. Frontis map. Scattered foxing and occasional isolated staining, early ink ownership inscription (either 1847 or, less likely 1897) and markings, old repair in blank fore-edge of leaf 23/4; just a sound copy, but well bound. First American edition of Melville's second book, preceded by the London edition. This copy was originally in the format of the two volume issue in printed wrappers, but with only the front wrapper of the first part preserved, bound up in the 19th century as two volumes-in-one. With the previous binding in dilapidated state, it was evidently quite recently rebound. BAL 13656.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        NEW AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR: BEING AN EPITOME OF NAVIGATION; CONTAINING ALL THE TABLES NECESSARY TO BE USED WITH THE NAUTICAL ALMANAC IN DETERMINING THE LATITUDE, AND THE LONGITUDE BY LUNAR OBSERVATIONS, AND KEEPING A COMPLETE...WITH AN APPENDIX

      New York & London: E.& G. W. Blunt, 1847. ...[xvi, 318pgs., 451pgs., plus2 pgs. ads.]...SEVENTEENTH NEW STEREOTYPE EDITION..."ILLUSTRATED BY PROPER RULES AND EXAMPLES: THE WHOLE EXEMPLIFIED IN A JOURNAL, KEPT FROM BOSTON TO MADEIRA, IN WHICH ALL THE RULES OF NAVIGATION ARE INTRODUCED..."...ILLUSTRATED WITH A FRONTIS FOLDOUT MAP OF THE "CHART OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN"( 8" X 11"), AS WELL AS 12 ADDITIONAL FULL PAGE ENGRAVED PLATES, MATH CALCULATIONS, DIAGRAMS, AND TABLES, ...FULL LEATHER BINDING WITH RED LEATHER TITLE LABEL ON GILT DECORATED SPINE, HINGES CRACKED BUT HOLDING NICELY...ORIGINAL PREFACE DATED 1837 INCLUDED...COMPLETE AS REFERENCED IN JOHN CAMPBELL'S BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE NEW AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR DATED 1964... Minor foxing throughout, Plate XIII toned OTHERWISE OTHER PLATES AND MAP IN BETTER THAN GOOD CONDITION...Bookplate of J.Ashbury Pitman on endpaper. Pitman was the president of Salem State University in Massachusetts from 1906-1937 ...Bowditch is considered the founder of modern maritime navigation and a copy of his first edition from 1802 is carried on board every commissioned U.S. Naval Vessel...A WELL PRESERVED EDITION...Heavy volume, additional shipping charges necessary.... Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        [Mexican War] Heights of Monterey, From the Saltillo road looking towards the City, [from the West] [Worth's Division moving into position under the guns of the enemy, after the action of "St. Jeronimo," on the morning of 21st. Septr. 1846] [No. 2 of a Series]

      New York: G. & W. Endicott, 1847. Tinted lithograph, engraved by F. Swinton after Whiting. Marginal losses to corners and marginal tears expertly repaired. Image size: 12 1/4 x 18 7/8; sheet size: 18 3/4 x 23 7/8". From Whiting's "Army Portfolio," a very scarce series of Mexican War views, which is not only one of the primary visual records of the conflict, but also a fine topographical work that accurately recorded the area at a crucial turning point in its history. "The rarest lithographs of the war." (Tyler) According to Whiting family tradition, the work was limited to no more than 24 sets (quoted by Goodspeed's of Boston: "The Month at Goodspeed's Book Shop" vol. XXI, nos. 2-3, Nov-Dec. 1959, p. 43). In late 1845, General Taylor's army was camped at Corpus Christi, Texas. In January 1846, they advanced to the United States side of the Rio Grande, where they remained until May, and then marched on to the strongly fortified city of Monterey, which was taken in September. Whiting's work documents this campaign. Although he originally intended to continue the series beyond five plates, the original drawings for the additional plates were lost aboard a steamboat that sank in the Mississippi. Daniel Powers Whiting was born in Troy, New York, and graduated in 1832 from the U.S. Military Academy, where he received formal training as a topographical artist. He was assigned to the 7th U.S. Infantry, with which he served in various garrisons before being promoted to captain in the spring of 1845. During the Mexican War, he served in the army of General Zachary Taylor and was made major "for gallant and meritorious conduct" in the battles of Fort Brown, Monterey, Vera Cruz and Cerro Gordo. After the war, he fought the Seminoles, joined the Utah expedition of 1859, served in various garrisons in Missouri and Kansas, and completed frontier duty in the Indian Territory. During the Civil War, he commanded at Fort Garland, Colorado (1861-1862), was a member of the Board of Examination at Annapolis (1862-1863), and commanded at Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania (1864). At the time of his retirement for "disability resulting from long and faithful service," he was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 6th Infantry. Cf. America on Stone, p. 175; cf. Eberstadt, 162, 910; cf. Streeter Sale, 275; cf. Tyler, The Mexican War, pp. 24-45.

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        Les Fleurs Animées

      Gabriel de Gonet, Paris, 1847. Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in contemporary half morocco, gilt. Worn at the edges and corners bumped, but still attractive and intact. Scattered foxing including to plates, but mostly clean with 50 handcolored plates, 2 hand colored engraved title pages and 2 uncolored plates. The uncolored plates in the Horticulture des Dames section are more heavily foxed. An attractive copy of Grandville's famous work. Vicaire 133 Size: Quarto (4to). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Fiction; Gardening. Inventory No: 042468. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        The Flowers Personified: Being A Translation of Grandville's "Les Fleurs Animees," by N. Cleaveland

      NY: R. Martin, 1847 . 1st American edition. leather_bound. Full black morocco professionally rebacked, most of the original spines laid-down. Aeg. Near fine. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. 4to, 26 x 17 cm, illustrated with fifty two hand-colored plates, and two engraved, uncolored botanical plates in volume II -- published the same year as the French edition. Introduction by Alphonse Karr, text by Taxile Delord. Bound with MODERN BOTANY FOR LADIES; AND LADIES HORTICULTURE by Cte. Foelix. According to Gordon Ray [ART OF THE FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOK 1700 TO 1914, p.278] "Fleurs animees" were his favorite work....."the work into the execution of which he put all that was in him poetic and gracious originality..." CARTERET III, 286. Covers elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt using a Grandville "flower lady" as decorative motif, gilt border panels, text clean, Vol. I, lower margins stained not affecting image, and more apparent to tissue guards than the plates.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Les Fleurs Animées

      Gabriel de Gonet, Paris, 1847. Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 2 volumes in contemporary half morocco, gilt. Worn at the edges and corners bumped, but still attractive and intact. Scattered foxing including to plates, but mostly clean with 50 handcolored plates, 2 hand colored engraved title pages and 2 uncolored plates. The uncolored plates in the Horticulture des Dames section are more heavily foxed. An attractive copy of Grandville's famous work. Vicaire 133 Size: Quarto (4to). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Fiction; Gardening. Inventory No: 042468. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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