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        Court Docket Recording a Teacher's Excessive Corporal Punishment..

      1847. Sullivan County Manuscript Records a Case of Excessive Corporal Punishment of a Female Student [Manuscript]. S. Andrews, Justice of the Peace. Docket February 26th,1844, Sandburgh, Sullivan Co. State of New York [Cover Title]. [Fallsburg, New York 1844-1847]. 73, [3] leaves. 20 manuscript and part-printed documents laid or pinned in. Quarto (7-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Quarter calf over marbled boards. Moderate rubbing to boards, corners worn, spine split, boards detached, front endleaf lacking, a few cracks to text block. Light toning, content in neat hand. $850. * An interesting docket recording court proceedings, executions, judgments and costs in Sandburg, or Sandburgh, a village known today as Mountaindale, a hamlet in Fallsburg, New York. The cases range from disputes over hay deals to disputes with the operators of canal boats. The manuscript or partly printed documents relating to specific legal cases are laid or pinned into the docket; these include executions, summonses, and subpoenas. An index at the end of the docket book lists 60 cases including plaintiffs and defendants. The most significant case is dated February 17, 1845: Alexander Rice vs. Charles CC. Childs, which spans over 10 pages (see leaves 40-47). It concerns young female student who was beaten badly in a classroom. Some of its more notable passages: "Plaintiff declares (...) said Dft violently beat maimed and severely injured Charlotte Infant Daughter of Plaintiff and that whereas the said Charles CC. Childs did so beat wound and injure the said Charlotte... that her health and Constitution is greatly enjoined. (...) Deft Pleads qualification in punishing the said Charlotte (...) as a Stubborn disobedient pupil of his school the Deft. (...) claims that it is his right privilege and duty under the attending and other circumstances to punish the said Charlotte for unlawful disobedience the Deft also claims that in his capacity as a Teacher he inflicted no more than a just punishment (...) in order to maintain discipline in his school." For misspeaking words or reading incorrectly, Charlotte was punished again and again by having her hands beaten. About nine witnesses gave testimony and some were cross-examined. The jury found a verdict in favor of the Plaintiff for $5.00. Leaves 19-24, are significant, too, for providing great detail of an.

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        Modern Cookery, In All Its Branches; Reduced to a System of Easy Practice, for the Use of Private Families.; In a Series of Receipts, which have been Strictly Tested, and are Given with the Most Minute Exactness

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1847. The sixth edition, in which are added, directions for carving. 12mo. xlviii,608pp, followed by a 32 page publishers catalogue dated January, 1847. Original brown T-grain cloth embossed in blind on the boards, and in gilt on the spine with title and depictions of birds and game ready for cooking. Illustrated with 8 full page engraved plates as well as illustrations in text, Cloth lightly worn and sunned; plates foxed; light soil to contents, else this is a very good copy. With an ownership name dated 1847. Very good.

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        Outline of a proposed plan for building new towns at Windsor and Eton; in order completely to improve the Castle and Parks. Addressed to the Right Honourable the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, &c., to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College, and to the Mayor and Corporation of Windsor.

      London: printed for private circulation only. 1847. 8vo., (2) + 9 + (1)pp. of text together with two folding coloured lithographic plates, each plate signed by the two authors,> original plain dark green cloth. First and only edition and apparently of some rarity. COPAC finds a copy at the V & A but not elsewhere. A proposal for the redevelopment of Windsor and Eton as new towns, designed on a grid system, together with realignment of the Royal Parks with altered connections with Windsor and Eton towns and incorporating a railway tunnel of about one mile under the Park and a new railway terminus in Windsor New Town. The coloured plans, which can be viewed simultaneously, show 'before' and 'after' views. The rationale of this dramatic transformation is set out by the authors in the text itself: 'We beg leave most respectfully to solicit your attention to the following Plan for Rebuilding the Town of Windsor at a greater distance from the Castle, as being the only effectual means for improving that royal residence and its vicinity, and for extending similar improvements to Eton. We are well aware of the magnitude of this proposition, but during five years' consideration of its principles, have been also convinced that it is a sound one .....'. The authors notice that the proposed changes were influenced by 'Her Majesty's gracious predilection for the place, the intelligence and importance of the town and the pervading system of railways'. In their opinion both Windsor and Eton had reached 'that degree of decay which results either in ruin or renovation'. They propose almost wholesale change, which is here described in some detail, to paths, roads, public access, railway, utilities including a new reservoir, breweries, gas works, wharfs etc. 'The houses on the opposite banks of the river, and on the roads overlooking the Parks and College grounds, would be ornamental. The wide regular streets of both Towns would be formed with a view to produce architectural effect - simple but chaste - even in the humblest class of buildings. A supply of water would be laid on to each house, with a sufficient drainage therefrom; and the level of the streets raised four or five feet above the present surface, would admit of cellarage, and be beyond the reach of floods .....'. So far as expense was concerned, Kyle and Kerl were confident that they had the answer. 'The Crown would purchase a certain portion of ground, construct the drainage, form the streets, erect the public buildings, and then divide it into an equal number of building plots to the present Town, and in such a manner as to bear the same relative value to each other. The proprietors would then receive the allotments on the terms of their present tenure; and to enable them to substitute new houses for those which new exist, sums of money would be lent by the Crown to those who sought for such assistance .....'. In 1847 Windsor comprised some 1600 houses in addition to commercial, religious and public buildings. Of these about 1300 houses would be affected by the proposed changes. The authors' financial calculations ('estimates') showed that the overall cost of the New Town would be about £593,000 of which the Crown itself would supply £216,000. But the gross annual rental of Windsor at 20 years' purchase would be some £412,000 nett of cost of dilapidations. 'This estimate and the accompanying plans, although not in detail, will, it is hoped, be sufficient to show the practicability of the work, and the certainty of an ultimate remuneration for the money expended'. Unfortunately (?) the scheme was not implemented.

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        Freimaurer-Zeitung. Handschrift für Brüder. 1. - 29. Jahrgang (mit Lücken).

      Leipzig, Weinedel (später: Zille), 1847 - 1875.. Konvolut von 15 Jahrgängen. Orig.-Pappbde. (27 x 20 cm) und dekorative grüne HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. (4; 29,5 x 21 cm.) Vorhanden: Jgg. 1847-1856, 1859, 1860, 1870, 1874 und 1875; bei Jg. 1854 nur das 2. Halbjahr, Hefte 27 x 52. - Die Bde. in HLdr. unbeschnitten. Block von Jg. 1853 gebrochen. Die Pappbde. etwas berieben und bestoßen, insgesamt ordentlich erhaltenene Reihe. Mit den seltenen frühen Jahrgängen. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library.

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        The Hand-book of Free Masonry, adapted for the use of Lodges, Chapters, and Convocations, and the instruction of individual members of the Craft. Compiled from various authors.

      Calcutta, W. Ridsdale Military Orphan Press, 1847.. Mit 5 farbenprächtig kolor. lithograph. Tafeln. IV, 141 S., XXV. Lwd. d. Zt. Die sehr seltene erste Ausgabe, die parallel in London und wie hier für die Kolonialtruppe in Indien erschien! - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA LOUISIANE

      New Orleans, 1847. Two volumes. [4],xi,[1],377; vii,[1],427pp. The four leaves of signature 46 misprinted, with p.364 on the verso of p.361 (twice) and p.368 on the verso of p.365 (twice). Half title in each volume. 19th-century green cloth, gilt leather labels. Light shelf wear, hinges cracked but holding firm. Early 20th-century ownership signature on front pastedown of both volumes, manuscript notes on rear fly leaves of second volume. Some occasional foxing, a few gatherings lightly tanned. Very good. Untrimmed. This work, one of a number of such publications by this noted historian and politician, covers the French period in Louisiana history up to 1769, with much material on early exploration, settlement, and commerce. Gayarré wrote the work in French in order to preserve the exact form of the original documents, excerpts of which comprise the large majority of the narrative. It is a different work from his four-volume English-language history of Louisiana, published a decade later. See Tinker for a lengthy sketch of Gayarré's life and writings. HOWES G85. JUMONVILLE 1443. DAB VII, pp.196-97. TINKER, pp.218-45. SABIN 26792.

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        HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS: Embracing Their Antiquities, Mythology, Legends, Discovery By Europeans in the Sixteenth Century, Re-Discovery By Cook, with Their Civil, Religious and Political History, From the Earliest Traditional Period to the Present Day

      Honolulu: Charles Edwin Hitchcock, 1847. The scarce first edition printed in Hawaii, the first Honolulu edition and third edition overall. Much rarer then the earlier Boston and London editions. Text double column, with woodcut illustrations within, one of which is full-page. 8vo, contemporary marbled boards backed in brown leather, gilt ruled on the spine. 240 pp. A bright, clean and handsome copy, the text uncommonly fresh with only a few very occasion spots, two gatherings a bit toned but the rest surprisingly bright, the binding solid with only very light rubbing, a small piece neatly excised from the blank front free-fly. FIRST EDITION OF THE VERY SCARCE FIRST HAWAIIAN EDITION OF ONE OF ONLY A SCANT FEW ANTIQUARIAN HISTORIES OF HAWAII NOT WRITTEN BY MISSIONARIES. The author, James Jackson Jarves, was founder and editor of Hawaii's first newspaper, 'The Polynesian' and was a member of the American Oriental Society. This edition is considerably scarcer then the London and Boston counterparts. It contains a great deal of information of social, economic and political value and the author states the edition to be entirely rewritten with nearly twice the material of the two earlier editions.

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        Recherches historiques sur les costumes civils et militaires des gildes et EDITION ORIGINALE

      Gand: F. & E. Gyselynck - De Busscher frères, 1847. Fine. F. & E. Gyselynck - De Busscher frères, Gand s.d.(1847) & 1857, 17x27,5cm, 2 volumes reliés en 1. - Original for each volume editions. Binding half sheepskin caramel corners, back with five nerves for ornate black lines extending on the boards and completed with a black floral pattern, a lack of nerve, part of title morocco fir higher caps slightly rubbed and having small gaps, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, corners bumped, a few snags on the cuts, red head. The first book is illustrated with 35 lithographed plates off-black text and some enhanced hand color, the second 34 lithographed plates off-black text and some enhanced color by hand. Nice together. Rare meeting. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Editions originales pour chacun des volumes. Reliure en demi basane caramel à coins, dos à cinq fins nerfs orné de filets noirs se prolongeant sur les plats et terminés par un motif floral noir, un manque sur un nerf, pièce de titre de maroquin sapin, coiffes supérieures légèrement frottées et comportant de petits manques, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés, quelques accrocs sur les coupes, tête rouge. Le premier ouvrage est illustré de 35 planches lithographiées hors-texte en noir et pour certaines rehaussées à la main en couleurs, le deuxième de 34 planches lithographiées hors-texte en noir et pour certaines rehaussées en couleurs à la main. Agréable ensemble. Rare réunion.

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        Lehrbuch der chemischen und physikalischen Geologie. 2 Bände in 4 Bänden

      Adolph Marcus Verlag, Bonn, 1847-1855. XXXIV/989/2512 S. mit zusammen 22 Textholzschnitten und 3 lithographischen Tafeln, original Halbleder mit Goldprägung (NaV./etwas stockfl./gering bst.) - gute einheitliche Exemplare -

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        Legal Bibliography, or a Thesaurus of American, English, Irish, and Scotch Law Books, Together With Some Continental Treatises. Interspersed with Critical Observations Upon Their Various Editions and Authority [etc.]. Cohen 1794

      Philadelphia: T. & J.W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, No. 197 Chesnut Street, 1847. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, lightly faded, private ownership stamps on the title, else a very good, clean copy Only edition of the first American work of legal bibliography, for many decades "the most comprehensive work of its kind ever published in the English language", with over 5,000 entries, arranged by author with an elaborate subject matter index

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        L'An. Poëmes par Thomas Braun.

      Bruxelles, E. Lyon-Claeson, 1847 (=1897), Limited edition of 1070 copies, 39pp., this is one of fifty on Papier Holland Van Gelder & Zonen ()Nr. 19), contains Thomas Braun's poems on the changing seasons are illustrated with 16 richly-colored woodblock landscapes by Franz Melchers with the artist's signature remarque on each plate, with an Art Nouveau title printed in lavender and olive, Square quarto (35,5 x 33,5 cm), original olive green wrappers pasted on a professionaly repaired covers. The plates are in excellent condition.

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        L?an: Poemes Illustrated by Franz M. Melchers.

      Slim large 4to. Bruxelles: E. Lyon Claesen, 1847 [but 1897]. Slim large 4to. Original stamped green boards, grained black leather backstrip. In black clamshell box. A fine copy of a scarce and fragile book. First edition, Braun?s own copy; presentation copy with a full-page inscription by Braun in 1945 donating the book to a fund for Dutch artists and writers and noting the death of Melchers at Anvers the year before. One of a thousand copies of the regular edition of wove paper, from an edition of 1070 copies in all. Contains 16 full-color illustrations of Dutch scenes by Franz Melchers to accompany Braun?s cycle of poems about the changing seasons. Fine.

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        A COLLECTION OF 28 FIRST & EARLY EDITIONS IN 46 VOLUMES, BOUND BY ZAEHNSDORF.

      1847-95 Uniform binding, three-quarters deep-red crushed morocco, by Zaehnsdorf, gilt borders & spines in panels, raised bands; very slight fading to spines. Booklabels of Eric Gordon Lawrence. t.e.g. A handsome set.Comprising the great majority of Froude's published works as follows (first Editions unless otherwise stated):Shadows of the Clouds. By Zeta. 1847. The Nemesis of Faith. 1849. History of England. 12 vols. (Vols. I & II 2nd edn, revised.) Waterstain to early pages of Vol. I. 1858-70. The Pilgrim. 1861. Short Studies on Great Subjects. 3rd edn. 1867. Short Studies. Second Series. 1871. Short Studies. Third Series. 1877. Short Studies. Fourth Series. 1883. Inaugural Address delivered to the University of St. Andrews. 1869. The Cat's Pilgrimage. 4to. Illus. by J.B. 1870. Calvinsim. 1871. The English in Ireland in the 18th century. 3 vols. 1872-74. Caesar: a sketch. 1879. Two Lectures on South Africa. 1880. Thomas Carlyle, Reminiscences. 2 vols. 1881. Thomas Carlyle: a history of the first forty years of his life. 2 vols. 1882. Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle; ed. Froude. 3 vols. 1883. Thomas Carlyle: a history of his life in London. 2 vols. 1884. Oceana: or, England and her colonies. 1886. My Relations with Carlyle. 1886. The English in the West Indies. 1888. The Two Chiefs of Dunboy. 1889. Lord Beaconsfield. 1890. The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon. 1891. The Spanish Story of the Armada and other Essays. 1892. Life and Letters of Erasmus. 1893. Lectures on the Council of Trent. 1893. English Seamen in the 16th century. 1895.

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        Ferdinand Lassal, ego zhizhn i deyatelnost.Geneva, Osvobozdenie truda, 1887. With: (2) MARX, Karl . Nisceta filosofii. Geneva, Osvobozdenie truda, 1886. (3) PLEKHANOV, Georgi . Nashi raznoglasiia. Geneva, Osvobozdenie truda, "1884" [=1885].3 works in 1 volume. Contemporary black half sheepskin.

      Ad 1: Worldcat (3 copies); ad 2: Worldcat (9 copies); ad 3: Baron, Plekhanov, pp. 89-92; Svodnyi katalog russkoi nelegal'noi i zapreschchennoi pechati XIX veka 1354; Worldcat (5 copies) Convolute of three rare Marxist publications, all banned in Russia at the time, by the Gruppa Osvobozhdenie Truda (association for the emancipation of labour), the first Russian-language Marxist political organization, based in Geneva. The group was very active in translating, publishing and distributing Marxist works into Russian. Besides a translation of Karl Marx's Poverty of philosophy , originally published in French in 1847, the convolute contains two works by one of Osvobozhdenie Truda's founders: Georgi Plekhanov. Ferdinand Lassal is the first edition of an unfinished biography of the German socialist Ferdinand Lassalle, which never went beyond the present part 1. Nashi raznoglasiia is the first edition of Plekhanov's Our differences , one of his principal works. According to an early Soviet historian, this work contained "practically all the basic ideas that formed the stock-in-trade of Russian Marxism up to the end of the century" (Baron). Plekhanov argued that the organization of a revolutionary movement among the Russian peasantry was impossible. Instead, the proletariat should ally with the bourgeoisie, in which it would achieve hegemony, in a political revolution against absolutism. For this to happen, the proletariat would have to become class conscious through explanations provided by the socialist intelligentsia. Nashi raznoglasiia was first published in 1885, but the first edition has the year 1884 on the title-page.The Russian Marxist theoretician and revolutionary Georgi Plekhanov (1856-1918) is often called the father of Russian Marxism. As one of the founders of the Association for the Emancipation of Labour, he provided its theoretical framework, writing two drafts for the Russian Social Democrats. From the Second International (1889) onwards, the group represented the Russian Social Democrats. Though ultimately positive of the outcome of the Russian February Revolution (1917), Plekhanov was an outspoken opponent of Lenin for the latter's willingness to leap over the stage of capitalist development in advocating a socialist revolution in agrarian Russia.With ownership inscriptions and some underscoring. Binding with minimal wear. Browned throughout; some ink spots on the final page of the first work and a black spot at the top outer margin of pp. XXX-XXXI of the seconds work; very good copies of all three works.

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      Zus. 34 S., 8 bis 4. Inhaltsreiche Briefe des Bischofs von Raab, u.a. ausführlich über den Tod seines Freundes, des Domherrn [Johann Franz] Kiss am 31. Oktober 1847 (in einem Brief vom 2. IX. 1847). Am 7. Jänner 1847 schreibt Karner noch: Unser Freund Kiss dem ich Ihr liebes Schreiben mittheilte, grüßt Sie [...] herzlichst. Er ist gesund [...]. - Und am 2. I. 1852: Das allerhöchste Manifest vom 1ten Jänner ist uns heute durch die Wiener Zeitung bekannt geworden. Heute glänzt in allen Augen stille Freude Morgen, wenn der Inhalt des kaiserlichen Manifestes noch mehr bekannt und gehörig verstanden seyn wird, ist ein großer allgemeiner Jubel zu erwarten, der die letzten [...] Kossuthischen illusionen vertilgen wird. Das Allgemeine Gesetzbuch ist für uns ein juristischer Heiland. Heil und Segen dem Monarchen für diese unschätzbare Gabe. - Am 13. VI. 1853: [...] Ich konnte daher in Wien [...] als die ungarische Deputation von Sr. Kais. Hoheit dem Erzherzog Franz Karl empfangen wurde, nicht beiwohnen [?], privat Audienz aber wurde mir von Sr. Kais. Hoheit nicht gewährt, und somit mußte ich [...] bald wieder nach Raab zurückkehren. - Der Empfänger der auf Deutsch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Umschlag. - Ecken tlw. feuchtigkeitsfleckig. -

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      Zus. 8 S., 8 u. 4. Constantin Siegwart-Müller war einer der Führer der Ultramontanen Partei in Luzern und spielte eine wichtige Rolle während des Sonderbundskrieges 1847. Siegwart-Müller wurde in Lodrino im Tessin geboren, wo sein Vater eine Glashütte besass. 1826 erhielt er das Landrecht von Uri und wurde 1827 Landesfürsprecher. 1832 zog er nach Luzern und erwarb das Bürgerrecht von Oberkirch LU. In Luzern wurde Siegwart-Müller 1834 Staatsschreiber und später Grossrat. In den 1830er Jahren trat er zur konservativen ultramontanen Partei von Josef Leu über und wurde deshalb als Staatsschreiber abgesetzt. 1841 gelang es ihm, als konservativer Vertreter wieder in den Grossrat zu gelangen und schliesslich sogar Regierungsrat, Schultheiss von Luzern und 1844 Präsident der eidgenössischen Tagsatzung zu werden. 1845 wurde er von der AV Semper Fidelis als Ehrenmitglied aufgenommen. Siegwart-Müller hielt eine Konfrontation zwischen den radikal-liberalen und den konservativ-katholischen Kantonen der Schweiz für unvermeidbar. Er betrieb aktiv die Eskalation der Streitigkeiten der Kantone und nahm als Vorsitzender des Kriegsrates des Sonderbundes Kontakt auf mit dem österreichischen Staatskanzler Metternich, den er zu einer Intervention auf der Seite des Sonderbundes gewinnen wollte. Die Niederlage des Sonderbundes 1847 trieb Siegwart-Müller ins Exil in die österreichische Lombardei, dann nach Innsbruck. 1857 kehrte er in die Schweiz zurück und lebte bis zu seinem Tod 1869 in Altdorf, wo er zwischen 1863 und 1866 seine Memoiren veröffentlichte (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Deutsch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        Report of the Proposed Construction of a Rail Road from York to the Cumberland Valley Rail Road

      Baltimore, (MD): Printed by James Lucas, 1847. First edition. 8vo. 25 pp. Large folding map, 51 x 68 cm., of the railroad and canal systems of Pennsylvania and Maryland, the routes hand-colored according to status (e.g., proposed routes in yellow). The Cumberland Valley Rail Road ran from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Hagerstown, Maryland. OCLC locates four copies (American Antiquarian Society, Columbia, Maryland, Missouri-St. Louis), with the description of only one (Missouri-St. Louis) mentioning the map. Map backed with archival paper, but an attractive copy. New printed brown wrappers, in facsimile of the original. (#3733).

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        On the inhalation of the vapour of ether.

      - London: The London Medical Gazette [printed by Wilson and Ogilvy], 1847. 8vo (20.4 x 12.8 cm). 10 pp., two woodcut illustrations in the text. Printed front wrapper. Blind wrappers. Preserved in an elegant 20th century half calf drop box (23.0 x 16.3 x 2.0 cm); spine with five raised bads and gilt title.l The extremely rare offprint of the true first edition of John Snow's description and illustration of his breakthrough invention, the first apparatus, which could regulate the amount of ether vapour inhaled by the patient. The medical doctor Snow (1813-1858) was "an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is considered one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, in part because of his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, London, in 1854. Snow was one of the first physicians to study and calculate dosages for the use of ether and chloroform as surgical anaesthetics, allowing patients to undergo surgical and obstetric procedures without the distress and pain they would otherwise experience. He designed the apparatus to safely administer ether to the patients and also designed a mask to administer chloroform. He personally administered chloroform to Queen Victoria when she gave birth to the last two of her nine children" (Wikipedia). Snow first described his inhaler in this paper published in the London Medical Gazette, volume 4. Later in the same year he published a book in which he again described his revolutionary apparatus, which by then had been slightly modified. This is the Haskell F. Norman copy, with his small bookplate on the verso of the blind wrapper. Spine gutter with some japanese paper repairs; lacks last blank, otherwise very good, clean, and as described in Christie's catalogue of the Norman Library. Garrison-Morton, 5658; Norman 1965; Norman sale, Christies III, 1303 [this copy]. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Journal of an overland Expedition in Australia, from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles during the years 1844-1845.

      London, T & W. Boone, 1847. Large 8vo (22.2 x 14.2 cm). xx, 544 pp., 16 pp. of advertisments of T. & W. Boone publications (including 8 pp. Australiana), seven aquatinted engraved plates including the frontispiece and several fine woodcuts in the text. Original blindstamped cloth. Gilt title on the spine. Yellow endpapers.l Rare first edition of these classic on the discovery of the Australian interior. Uncommon in its original cloth binding. Baker's History of geographical Discovery: "This expedition had accomplished its main purpose of finding a Route from the East to the North Coast and travelled through completely unknown country in 14 months". Includes for the first time observations on geology, botany and zoology and a lot about the unknown Natives... In the course of their harrowing journey, Leichhardt and his party traversed over three thousand miles of completely uncharted country between Moreton Bay (now Brisbane) and the coast of the Northern Territory, east of Darwin. In fourteen months, they opened a vast area of the interior. By the time they arrived in Port Essington it was believed that they had perished and expeditions had been sent out in search of them. This journey of exploration was one of the longest inland expeditions undertaken. Leichhardt was welcomed to Port Essington as a national hero. Both in front, and in the rear are catalogues of T. & W. Boone; the first containing works related to Australia and New Zealand, with extensive descriptions and quotes from the press. Some copies are sold with a large map. However, as note on p. x, "A large 3-sheet Map by J. Arrowsmith, explanatory of Dr. Leichhardt's Route, is published, and to be had separately, in a case". It therefore is not part of this work. Armorial bookplate of Richard Fort on the front pastedown. Vague removed stamp on the title page and stamps in the lower margin of every x-hundred and first page. Skillfully rebacked with original spine laid down. The plates without the usual foxing. Overall a very good, untrimmed, copy. Abbey 579; Ferguson, 4571.

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        The Works of Alexander Pope

      London - Longman, Brown et al. 1847 - Alexander Pope's complete works. With the bookplate of one George Duckworth of Haslingden Lancashire to front pastedown of all volumes. Over his bookplate is his daughter's Bridget, wife of Harry W Atkin. Portrait frontispiece of Pope to volume I. With a life of the author to volume I by William Roscoe the English historian and abolitionist. The 'New Edition'. Collated, complete. Alexander Pope was an 18thcentury English poet. He isbest known for his satirical verse as well asfor histranslation of Homer. Condition: In uniformhalf morocco bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart with small patches of minor rubbing to extremities and to the spines, particularly to the raised bands and to the head and tail. Small patches of rubbing to paper covered boards to all volumes, heavier to volumes III and IV which have suffered small losses at front board. Spines are faded slightly. Bookplates of George Duckworth and his daughter Bridget to the front pastedown of all volumes. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Malerisches Allerlei. Eine Stahlstich-Sammlung von Portraits, Landschaften, Städte-Ansichten, Abbildungen von Statuen und Bauwerken, von Kunstblättern, besonders nach modernen Malern, und solchen Gegenständen, die für die gegenwärtige Zeit von lebhafterem Interesse sind. Mit 108 Stahlstichen und erläuterndem Texte.

      Leipzig, Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung, 1843; 1845; 1847. - 1.-3. Bd. in 1 Bd. Quer-4° (21,2x28 cm). 2 Bl., 81 S., 1 S. Mit 36 Stahlstichtafeln; 2 Bl., 77 S. Mit 36 Stahltstichtafeln; 2 Bl., 70 S. Mit 36 Stahlstichtafeln. Neuerer HLdr.-Bd. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Ansichten: Das neue Theater zu Dresden, Brand im Tower zu London, Insel Tschusan, Peking, Napoleon's Leichenzug von dem Dome der Invaliden zu Paris, Beirut, Kabul, die neue Börse zu Hamburg, Alexandrien, Barcelona, Hongkong, Dom zu Köln, Eingang zu dem Kojak-Passe in Afghanistan, Hohenschwangau, der neue königliche Palast in Athen, Alexandersäule in Petersburg, Etna, Turin, Konzertsaal im Gewandhause zu Leipzig, Ruinen des Palstes von Palenque, Palast des Präsidenten der vereinigten Staaten zu Washington, Kroll's Wintergarten, Panama, die Citadelle von Tanger, Hafen von Cadir, die vier Gerichtshöfe zu Dublin und O'Connell's Process, Marocco, die neue Börse in London, Ansicht der Mündung des Bosprous, Luzern, Elbbrücke zu Dresden, Königsberg, die neue Nicolai-Kirche zu Hamburg, Krakau, das königliche Hoftheater zu Lissabon, das Hippodrome in Paris, u.v.a. - (Teils etwas stockfleckig. Im 3. Band S. 5/6 und die 2 Tafeln "Camoëns im Gefängnisse zu Goa" und "Die Denksäule auf dem Wilsdrufer Platze in Dresden" mit grossen Fleck in der Ecke). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The first six books of the elements of euclid in which colored diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners

      London: William Pickering, 1847. Blue publishers cloth rebacked, spine and front boards in gilt yellow endpapers may be new? a few marginal repairs see D, F4, 12, DD3, HH4. its looks very much like a washed copy with new endpapers. First and only edition of Byrne's work on Euclidean geometry, in which colors (red, yellow, blue and black) are substituted for the usual letters to designate the angles and lines of geometric figures. Written and designed to simplify Euclid's propositions, this remarkable example of Victorian printing is described by Rauri McLean as "one of the oddest and most beautiful books of the whole century" (Victorian Book Design, p. 70). The printing proved to be extremely difficult, requiring exact registration; only one thousand copies were originally published. After its exhibition at the Crystal Palace in 1851, Sparling remarked that "the application of color printing for a didactic purpose was relatively uncommon . . . Color wood engraving proved a difficult and expensive technique; by 1851 it was increasingly being supplanted by chromolithography" (The Great Exhibition, 137).

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH CAVALRY COMMANDER HENRY PAGET, 1ST MARQUESS OF ANGELSEY.

      February 6th, 1847.. 1847.. Very good. - Letter penned in black ink & filling almost 3 sides of a sheet of light gray paper folded once to form 4 sides approximately 7-1/4 inches high by 4-5/8 inches wide. The letter has been mounted on a lightly larger sheet of cream-colored stiff paper. Signed "Anglesey" There are a few small ink smudges to the 2nd & 3rd sides. Very good. <p>The letter is addressed to Scottish geologist Sir Roderick Murchison and concerns a publication which Murchison is proposing and how it would be funded. "Some Estimate of the probable cost of money and of time is called for from General Colby, and when it is received you shall again hear from me." The reference is probably to General Thomas Frederic Colby, a leading geographer who had been director of the Ordnance Survey.<p>Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey [1768-1854] was a British army officer and politician. After serving as Member of Parliament for Carnarvon and then for Milborne Port, he took part in the Flanders Campaign. During the Peninsula War he commanded the cavalry for Sir John Moore's army in Spain and at the Battle of Sahagun virtually destroyed a regiment of French cavalry. He led the charge of the heavy cavalry against Comte d'Erlon's column at the Battle of Waterloo, losing part of one of his legs to a cannonball at the end of the battle. In later life he served as Master-General of Ordnance from 1846 to 1852.<p>The Scottish geologist Sir Roderick [sometimes, as here, spelled "Rhoderick"] Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet (1792-1871) was the first to describe and investigate the Silurian system. During the last decade of his life he chiefly investigated the Highlands of Scotland. Murchison was one of the founders and a president of the Royal Geographical Society and served on the Royal Commission on the British Museum. In 1855, he was appointed director-general of the British Geological Survey and director of the Royal School of Mines and the Museum of Practical Geology in Jermyn Street, London.

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        VENEZIA E LE SUE LAGUNE

      Antonelli. 2 vol in 3 tomi- leg. originale in cartonato stampato con lievi difetti-formato in 4°- opera pubblicata per la IX riunione degli scienziati italianin del XIX secolo 14-24 settembre 1847. Esemplare numerato ( n° 466) con dedica manoscritta- lievi fioriture sparse, veline delle tavole un poco brunite, ma nel complesso bell'esemplare. Vol. 1, diviso in tre parti pagine 7+567+500+107 prima parte: storia civile politica, giurisprudenza veneta, delle finanze della Repubblica Veneta e del banco-giro parte seconda : ( errore numerazione pagina 185) 4 tav numismatica + 1 tav col piano dell'Arsenale di Venezia zecca e monete di Venezia , forze militari, nota sull'artiglieria veneziana, brevi cenni sulle costruzioni navali e sulla marina de' veneziani, nota sulle truppe marittime e terrestri della Repubblica di Venezia, viaggiatori e navigatori veneziani, pittura, architettura, scultura e calcografia- cenni sulla lettura e sul dialetto veneziano, della musica di venezia. parte terza : appendici n VII + grande tavola ripiegata con la pianta della città di Venezia tav. cronologiche con la storia veneta dall'anno 400 al 1797, alcune famiglie nobili venete esistite innanzi al 1797, famiglie nobili venete esistenti all'epoca del 1797, delle magistrature venete, cenni sulla colonia greca orientale, cenni sulla comunità evangelica di confessione augustana de' protestanti, cenni sulla comunità israelitica di Venezia. Volume II 594 pagine - parte prima: Notizie della Laguna di Venezia, Flora, Fauna, Clima e salute pubblica, pubblici provvedimenti di sanità, condizione civile e militare, degli istituti di educazione scolastica e morale, Accademie, Biblioteche,raccolte scientifiche, medaglieri , tipografi e giornali, Soccorsi pubblici, Porto Ftranco, industria e commercio- Appendice con VII tabelle, Feste , spettacoli e costumi. Volume II parte 516+158 pagine + 16 tav in litografia ed una grande carta più volte ripiegata sulla Laguna Veneta Descrizione della città, Isole della Laguna e Chioggia, Appendici, archivii privati, conclusioni, bibliografia veneziana, indice generale dei due volumi

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        Neue Bearbeitung.

      - Schweizerbart, Stgt. 1847. XII, 486 S. Gr.-8°. Ppbd. mit Rückensch. Berieben u. bestoßen. Bezugspapier stellenweise abgeblättert. Innen nur wenig gebräunt u stockfl. &#150; Selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Harvey.

      London: New Sydenham Society, 1847 1st ed., 1847. Translated from the Latin with A Life of the Author by Robert Willis. Thick 8vo. xcvi, 624 pp. Original dark green embossed cloth with gilt medallions front and rear covers. Top edge gilt. Ex library (small spinal number labels, ink stamps front and rear endpapers, title page). Some wear at the crown of the spine, 1" tear in cloth near the middle of the rear spinal gutter, some cloth soil. Overall very good minus, contents unmarked.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS OF MIRTH AND MARVELS, by Thomas Ingoldsby, Esquire: First Series, Second Series, Third Series.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1840-1847. Three volumes. pp: (viii), 338, (1) Appendix; illutrated title-page, 6 plates + (ix), 288; illustrated title-page, 7 plates + (viii), 364; illustrated title-page, two portraits of author Barham, 4 plates. First Editions, uniformly bound by John Bumpus of Oxford Street in full red morocco, ribbed spines with elaborate gilt decorations and titles and dates, triple-ruled borders, elaborate gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. All three volumes bear the bookplate of William Forbes Morgan, featuring old tomes and crests. Some scattered foxing to the plates, still nearly fine inside and out. 8" x 5" The etchings are by Bush, Cruikshank, and Leech. Very Good.

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        Heyne C.T., Joseph d. II, 1847, III Bde., komplett

      Heyne Carl Traugott - Heyne C.T., Joseph d. II, 1847, III Bde., komplett Heyne, C. T. Joseph der Zweite der große Mann des deutschen Volks. Geschichte Joseph's des Zweiten. Nach den besten Quellen geschildert von C.T. Heyne. (Band 1-3, Komplett). Leipzig, Verlag von Ernst Schäfer, 1847 1. Auflage, kl. 8°, Ohalblnbd., blauer Farbschnitt, Frontispiz, 420 S., 460 S., 368 S., mit insgesamt 9 Stahlstichen. KÖNIGLICHE PROVENIENZ: AUS DER WITTELSBACHER BIBLIOTHEK [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS OF MIRTH AND MARVELS, by Thomas Ingoldsby, Esquire: First Series, Second Series, Third Series

      London: Richard Bentley, 1847. First Editions. Tooled morocco. Very Good. Three volumes. pp: (viii), 338, (1) Appendix; illutrated title-page, 6 plates + (ix), 288; illustrated title-page, 7 plates + (viii), 364; illustrated title-page, two portraits of author Barham, 4 plates. First Editions, uniformly bound by John Bumpus of Oxford Street in full red morocco, ribbed spines with elaborate gilt decorations and titles and dates, triple-ruled borders, elaborate gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. All three volumes bear the bookplate of William Forbes Morgan, featuring old tomes and crests. Some scattered foxing to the plates, still nearly fine inside and out. 8" x 5" The etchings are by Bush, Cruikshank, and Leech.

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        Nach Schraudolphs Fresko im Dom zu Speyer, Schreitender Engel mit Weltkugel 1847

      - Technik: Aquarell und Blattgold auf Papier. Beschriftung: links unten vom Künstler monogrammiert und datiert mit "M. M. 1847", auf der Unterlage bezeichnet mit "Nach J.Schraudolf, aus dem Kaiserdom". Provenienz: Gesammelte Graphik von Dr. F.W. Denzel, München. Grösse: 19,9 x 12,9 cm (Darstellung). Beschreibung: Ganzfigurige Darstellung eines Engels in fließenden Gewändern mit zierlicher Krone und Nimbus. In der rechten Hand balanciert er eine Weltkugel auf die er mit der Linken weist. Der Hintergrund ist mit Blattgold gefüllt. Das sehr fein gemalte Motiv mit einer beeindruckenden Schärfe im Detail geht zurück auf die freskale Ausmalung des Speyerer Doms durch den berühmten Nazarener-Künstler Johann von Schraudolph (1808 Oberstdorf - 1879 München). Die Ausmalung, die zwischen 1844 und 1853 ausgeführt wurde, gilt als das Hauptwerk des Künstlers und umfasst eine Vielzahl von Einzelfiguren und Szenen. Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts wurde ein Großteil der Fresken abgenommen, sodass das vorliegende Aquarell als ein besonderer Zeitzeuge zu verstehen ist. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spermophilus Spilosoma (Californian Marmot Squirrel) [Plate 109]

      J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia 1847 - 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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        British Wild Flowers

      London: William Smith,, 1847. Quarto. Original green fine diaper-grain cloth neatly refurbished at extremities of spine, corners and inner joints, spine gilt lettered and with overall floral decoration, blind ornamental panel on sides, front cover with central gilt stamp of foliage and bluebells, pale yellow coated endpapers. 60 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates (with paper guards) by Noel Humphreys. Spine lightly sunned, a touch of foxing in places. A very good, clean copy, with the publisher's preliminary advertisement leaf. An uncommon early issue, the first was dated 1846. "Mrs. Loudon's attractive flower books, first published in the forties, were reissued ten or fifteen years later with plates that had become coarsened and joyless" (Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1950, p. 236). The plates here are by Noel Humphreys - "deservedly remembered for his extensive and significant contribution to the commercially produced book" (ODNB) - who was a neighbour and relative of J. C. Loudon. British Wild Flowers "was another of [Jane Loudon's] publications that went into at least three editions. It followed the format of the Ladies' Flower-Garden series but addressed female and male readers. This new emphasis marks a fundamental change for female popularisers of science as they begin to write for an audience that included adult males" (Sarah Dewis, The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry, 2016, p. 205). Jane Loudon née Webb, (1807-1858), "was to Victorian gardening what Mrs Beeton was to cookery. Her beautifully illustrated books on gardening and plant identification sold in their thousands and women all over the country were enthused by them to take up gardening as a hobby" (V&A online). She met her husband, the landscape gardener and horticultural writer John Claudius Loudon, when her extraordinary early novel The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827) - a pioneering science fiction work which set futuristic technology, including a steam plough, among the trappings of Egyptomania - was reviewed favourably by Loudon in The Gardener's Magazine. The Scot decided to "seek out the acquaintance of the writer, whom he believed to be male" (ODNB) - and they were married seven months later.

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        A SKETCH OF ASSAM : WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE HILL TRIBES By an Officer With illustrations from sketches by the author

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1847.. FIRST EDITION 1847. 8vo, approximately 220 x 135 mm, 8 ½ x 5½ inches, large folding map, 17 plates, 16 are handcoloured lithographs including frontispiece, all with tissue guards, 1 full page woodcut plus 5 woodcut text illustrations, pages: viii, [1],1-220, lacks adverts, bound in full calf, spine relaid, glit lettered label to spine and floral decoration between raised bands, gilt elephant with 3 men shooting on both covers, marbled endpapers and edges, slim gilt turn overs (dentelles). Binding rubbed, slight damage to head and tail of spine due to the spine being relaid, corners worn with boards slightly showing, folding map has repair to closed tear which runs into image, on blank side, no loss to image, 7 plates have pale foxing, the preliminary leaves either side of the folding map have a thin strip of pale staining to top edges and a shallow crease, pale age-browning to margins, occasional tiny nick to margins, otherwise a very good copy. See: Abbey Travel, Volume 2, No. 471; Sotheby's, Exploration and Discovery, Brooke-Hitching, Part 1, page 114, No. 227. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The First Six Books of The Elements of Euclid with coloured diagrams and symbols

      William Pickering, London 1847 - This copy is the 1st edition, 1st printing of the increasingly scarce Byrne's Elements of Euclid and was printed in 1847 by William Pickering. It is in its original (now rare) but worn binding of bright blue faux morocco ribbed cloth with gold titling to the front and gold page edges. These innovative geometric diagrams are, for the time, a masterpiece of printing. They were intended to facilitate the learning of geometry but perhaps merely complicated it and are printed in startling bright primary colours, yellow, red and blue with black, very reminiscent of the later Mondrian's work. The type face used is Caslon old-face and has ornamental initials. It was stated by an eminent book collector, McLean, to be "one of the oddest and most beautiful books of the whole 19th century." The binding needs some attention but the text block is firm, although the title page alone is absent. There is, as with nearly all copies of this book, some browning, staining or foxing to many pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Wild Flowers.

      London: William Smith, 1847 - Quarto. Original green fine diaper-grain cloth neatly refurbished at extremities of spine, corners and inner joints, spine gilt lettered and with overall floral decoration, blind ornamental panel on sides, front cover with central gilt stamp of foliage and bluebells, pale yellow coated endpapers. Spine lightly sunned, a touch of foxing in places. A very good, clean copy, with the publisher's preliminary advertisement leaf. 60 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates (with paper guards) by Noel Humphreys. An uncommon early issue, the first was dated 1846. "Mrs. Loudon's attractive flower books, first published in the forties, were reissued ten or fifteen years later with plates that had become coarsened and joyless" (Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1950, p. 236). The plates here are by Noel Humphreys - "deservedly remembered for his extensive and significant contribution to the commercially produced book" (ODNB) - who was a neighbour and relative of J. C. Loudon. British Wild Flowers "was another of [Jane Loudon's] publications that went into at least three editions. It followed the format of the Ladies' Flower-Garden series but addressed female and male readers. This new emphasis marks a fundamental change for female popularisers of science as they begin to write for an audience that included adult males" (Sarah Dewis, The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry, 2016, p. 205). Jane Loudon née Webb, (1807-1858), "was to Victorian gardening what Mrs Beeton was to cookery. Her beautifully illustrated books on gardening and plant identification sold in their thousands and women all over the country were enthused by them to take up gardening as a hobby" (V&A online). She met her husband, the landscape gardener and horticultural writer John Claudius Loudon, when her extraordinary early novel The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827) - a pioneering science fiction work which set futuristic technology, including a steam plough, among the trappings of Egyptomania - was reviewed favourably by Loudon in The Gardener's Magazine. The Scot decided to "seek out the acquaintance of the writer, whom he believed to be male" (ODNB) - and they were married seven months later. Nissen 1233 (not noting this issue); Pritzel 5636 (erroneously dating the first edition to 1845); see also Sarah Dewis, The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry (2016).

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        Adventures on the Western Coast of South America, and the Interior of California: Including a Narrative of Incidents at the Kingsmill Islands, New Ireland, New Britain, New Guinea, and Other Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, 1847. 2 vols. xxiv, 288, 32 adverts; xii, 278, 2 adverts. pp. As Hill notes, this is the sequel to "Adventures in the Pacific" and continues the author's adventures on the English whaler "Stratford" after leaving Tahiti. "The first chapter describes a successful whale chase. The early materials on California and Melanesia are of importance."—Hill 386 Cowan, p. 145. Howes C-802. This set is in very good condition, pages untrimmed, with terminal ads. Rebound in quarter calf over marbled boards.

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        VITRUVIUS BRITANNICUS: HISTORY OF WOBURN ABBEY, HATFIELD HOUSE, HARDWICKE HALL, AND CASSIOBURY PARK

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1847. Half Leather. Very Good binding. The first volume of a projected extension of the well-known 18th century Vitruvius Britannicus (the only volume completed). With 44 engraved plates, dedication pages, vignettes and tail-pieces, including the eight splendid aquatints for the Cassiobury Park sections. All plates protected by plain paper guards except for the frontispiece engraved view of Woburn Abbey. The plates are clean and free of any foxing. A large folio volume, in half red morocco over marbled boards; the front board has been discreetly reinforced with japanese tissue. Very Good binding.

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        uvres choisies de A. S. Pouchkine, poète national de la Russie. Traduites pour la première fois en français par H. Dupont (.).

      - St-Pétersbourg, Fd Bellizard et Cie ; Paris, au comptoir des imprimeurs unis, 1847. 2 tomes reliés en un volume in-8, demi-percaline vert bronze à la Bradel, titres dorés, tranches mouchetées, couvertures imprimées conservées (rel. moderne), xii, 400 p.et viii, 387 p. Première édition collective des &#156;uvres de Pouchkine en français, en large partie originale et l&#146;une des premières publications des &#156;uvres du romancier en dehors de Russie. L'édition est établie par H. Dupont et précédée d&#146;une étude sur sa vie et son &#156;uvre. Contient: Tome I- Eugène Oniéguine. Boris Godounof. La Fontaine de Bakhtchisaraï. Rousslan et Ludmila. Tome II- Le Prisonnier du Caucase. Les Frères brigands. Les Bohémiens. Le Comte Nouline. La Maisonnette dans la Colomna. Poltava. Angelo. Le Cavalier de bronze. L'Hôte de pierre. Ainsi que des nouvelles, &#156;uvres courtes et poésies diverses. (Escoffier, &#145;Le mouvement romantique&#146;, n°1754). Très bon exemplaire, très frais, avec ses couvertures imprimées conservées, entièrement non rogné. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STORIA D'ITALIA DEL MEDIO EVO vol.II parte II ERULI E GOTI

      Dalla Stamperia Reale, 1847. ITALIANO 0,56 Coperta superiore mancante, dorso con strappi e notevoli mancanze, copertina posteriore con usura e strappi ai bordi, frontespizio con tracce di umidità, fioritura e due strappi centrali, pagine con fioritura e piccole tracce di umidità, tagli non rifilati USATO

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        Court Docket Recording a Teacher's Excessive Corporal Punishment.

      1847 - Sullivan County Manuscript Records a Case of Excessive Corporal Punishment of a Female Student [Manuscript]. S. Andrews, Justice of the Peace. Docket February 26th,1844, Sandburgh, Sullivan Co. State of New York [Cover Title]. [Fallsburg, New York 1844-1847]. 73, [3] leaves. 20 manuscript and part-printed documents laid or pinned in. Quarto (7-1/4" x 6-1/2"). Quarter calf over marbled boards. Moderate rubbing to boards, corners worn, spine split, boards detached, front endleaf lacking, a few cracks to text block. Light toning, content in neat hand. $850. * An interesting docket recording court proceedings, executions, judgments and costs in Sandburg, or Sandburgh, a village known today as Mountaindale, a hamlet in Fallsburg, New York. The cases range from disputes over hay deals to disputes with the operators of canal boats. The manuscript or partly printed documents relating to specific legal cases are laid or pinned into the docket; these include executions, summonses, and subpoenas. An index at the end of the docket book lists 60 cases including plaintiffs and defendants. The most significant case is dated February 17, 1845: Alexander Rice vs. Charles CC. Childs, which spans over 10 pages (see leaves 40-47). It concerns young female student who was beaten badly in a classroom. Some of its more notable passages: "Plaintiff declares (.) said Dft violently beat maimed and severely injured Charlotte Infant Daughter of Plaintiff and that whereas the said Charles CC. Childs did so beat wound and injure the said Charlotte. that her health and Constitution is greatly enjoined. (.) Deft Pleads qualification in punishing the said Charlotte (.) as a Stubborn disobedient pupil of his school the Deft. (.) claims that it is his right privilege and duty under the attending and other circumstances to punish the said Charlotte for unlawful disobedience the Deft also claims that in his capacity as a Teacher he inflicted no more than a just punishment (.) in order to maintain discipline in his school." For misspeaking words or reading incorrectly, Charlotte was punished again and again by having her hands beaten. About nine witnesses gave testimony and some were cross-examined. The jury found a verdict in favor of the Plaintiff for $5.00. Leaves 19-24, are significant, too, for providing great detail of an. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gedenk-Tafel an das 400jährige Jubiläum der Schoppen-Brauer-Brüderschaft genannt St. Vincentii gestiftet im Jahr 1447 den 22. Januar Lütcke van Emerßen - Johann van dem Hagen. Gewidmet der Brüderschaft am 22. Januar 1847 zur Zeit der Alten J.C.H.W. Sohst, J.C. Becker, J.J. C. Lüdeke, A.F. Pentz und der Achten: H.A. L. Hillers, J.S. Sautter, J.C. Riege, J.P. Reisener, A. Stahl, J.F. Albrecht, C.F. Fuhrhop, J.P. Cordts vom Fest-Committe: F.A. Sohst, A.H. Rüde, F.E. Gellerich, P. Pickenpack, J.H. Hostmann, J.J.H. Walter - C.F. Schultz Bote.

      Hamburg, gedruckt in der lithogr. Kunstanstalt von C. Beer, 1847. - Ca. 37 x 26 cm. Handcolorierte Lithographie auf festem Karton aufgezogen. Die Zeichnung (von C. Beer) zeigt oben mittig St. Vincentius, links und rechts jeweils auf einem Sockel stehend einen Brauherrn aus dem Jahr 1500 und einen Brauknecht aus dem Jahr 1700. Im unteren Bildbereich die Zunftsymbole der Brauer (Maischegabel, Malzschaufel, Bierschöpfer), Hopfenranken und Gerstenähren. Papier etwas gebräunt. Bild im oberen Bereich mit minimalem Abrieb. Sehr dekoratives Blatt zur Bierbraugeschichte in Hamburg. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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