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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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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        Femme présentant des ipomées à son seigneur

      1847. - 1847, Format oban, une feuille. - stampa originale stampata tra il 1847 e il 1852. Cut dopo un margine di cm. il coaching moderna eseguita in Tokyo con l'etichetta posteriore: Jinbocho Kanda. Giappone. Kingyokudo & co. cornice mogano lucido. Il timbro porta un adesivo su un margine piccolo che collega al tappeto. Una lastra di polistirene e un pannello di legno giapponese sul retro. Piccoli rivetti girevoli permetent un rapido accesso alla incisione. Un tessuto del midollo rimovibile Snaps bruciare. Il montaggio è in un involucro di cartone. Stampa stampato su carta di riso o di gelso. Una piega verticale. Dimensione del telaio: 35x50cm. Stampa: 23,5x35cm. stampa molto fine ai sosta e colore molto dettagliati rafinées. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Estampe originale imprimée entre 1847 et 1852. Coupée après une marge d'un cm. Encadrement moderne réalisé à Tokyo avec l'étiquette au dos : Jinbocho Kanda Tokyo. Japan. Kingyokudo & co. Cadre en acajou verni. L'estampe porte un minuscule adhésif sur une marge qui la relie au passe-partout. Une plaque en polystyrène et un panneau de bois japonais au dos. De petits rivets pivotants permetent d'accéder rapidement à la gravure. Un cordon en tissus amovible permet d'accrocher la gravure. L'ensemble se trouve dans un emboîtage en carton. Estampe imprimée sur papier de riz ou de mûrier. Un pli vertical. Dimension du cadre : 35x50cm. Estampe : 23,5x35cm. Très belle estampe à la mise en scène très détaillée et aux couleurs rafinées. 

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        Chrestomathie Persane, publiee sous les auspices de M. le Ministre de lInstruction Publique. Tomes 1 + 2.

      In-8. CLV, 276 XXXVIII, 292 (2) p. (= Chrestomathies orientales), demi-reliures de toile avec titres dorés. - 1. Prolégomènes des tables astronomiques d'Oloug-Beg, publiés avec notes et variantes, et précédés d'une introduction par L.P. E. A. Sédillot. 1847. - Mirkhond: Histoire de Sassanides, à l'usage des élèves de l'école royale et spéciale des langues orientales vivantes. 1843. - 2. Prolégomènes des tables astronomiques d'Oloug-Beg. Traduction et commentaire, par L.P.E.A. Sédillot. 1853. Reliures un peu frottées. Petite manque sur le plat. Quelques cachets sur les pages de titre et sur les dernières pages de texte. Papier un peu taché par la moisissure.

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        OREGON MISSIONS AND TRAVELS OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, in 1845-46.

      Edward Dunigan, New York 1847 - 408 pages of text, followed by four pages containing the Lord's Prayer in seven Native American languages, a vocabulary of common nouns, and a list of plants of the Rocky Mountains. Original gilt decorated blindstamped cloth with moderate wear, including small chips to the spine extremities; protected in archival mylar. Lithographed frontisportrait, half-title page, and numerous plates. Folding map with some foxing. Minor foxing scattered throughout the text. Howes D286[aa]. Field 1424. Sabin 82268. Wagner Camp 141:1: "Contains Father Smet's description of his travels through and about the Central Columbia River Plateau as well as a trip up that river to its source,.on up the Athabasca River, th country of the Assiniboines.returned to Fort Vancouver by way of Fort Colville. In July he departed for the Upper Mission and in August stopped at St. Mary's on his way down the Missouri River.arrived at Westport on Oct. 28." First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panjab". 'Outpost of Rhodawala Occupied by British Piquets, on the 10th February 1845. Sobraon is 1500 yards to the Right.'

      Published by T. McLean, London 1847. - Image Size 368 x 265mm, overall light browning to margins, very good. Plate 8, hand coloured lithograph, from "Recollections of India. Part 1. British India and the Punjab" by James Duffield Harding (1797-1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822-1894), the eldest son of the first Viscount Hardinge, the Governor General. This depicts the ouptost in advance of Rhodawala. During the First Anglo-Sikh War (1845-46) platforms were built into these trees by Sikh soldiers so that sentries could watch the movement of British troops at Rhodawala. However, the British took possession of this outpost in February 1845. According to Charles Hardinge, the troops could hear "the light song and rolling note of the 'nukaruh' [kettle drum] at night." S4

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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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        Observations des phénomènes périodiques. 9 offprints from the 'Memoires' of the 'Académie Royale de Belgique' between 1847 and 1855. 8 offprints with the following contents: ''Résumé des observations sur la météorologie, sur la température et le magnétisme de la terre. Observations naturels: Règne végétal et Règne animal'. Contributions by Bellynck, Crahay, Dewalque, Duprez, Mac-Leod, Martius, Montigny, Roquemaurel, Van Oyen, Vincent, etc. - And 1 offprint: QUETELET. Mémoire sur les variations périodiques et non périodiques de la température d'après les observations faites, pendant vingt ans, à Bruxelles.

      Bruxelles, Académie Royale, Imprimerie de M. Hayez, 1847-1855. 9 offprints bound in 1 vol. Large 4to (29x22 cm). Contemporary half cloth (tear in spine repaired), with gilt title, borders covered with marbled paper (sl. rubbed). 1: 98 pp from Tome XXI, (1848) 2: 64 pp., from Tome XXIII, 3: 78 pp. from Tome XXV, 4: (ii),104 pp. from Tome XXVIII, 5: 108 pp. from Tome XXVIII, 6: 76 pp. from Tome XXX, 7: 66 pp. 1851, 8: 174 pp. from Tome XX, (1847), 9: Mémoire. 46 pp. and 'Tableaux généraux des températures de l'air de 1833 à 1852: 58 tabels, 2 pp. and 2 lithographed tabels (1 large folding table)(1853). - Good interior condition. - An important collection in contemporary binding.

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        PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION OF COLORED PEOPLE, AND THEIR FRIENDS, HELD IN TROY, N.Y., ON THE 6th, 7th, 8th AND 9th OCTOBER 1847

      Troy: J.C. Kneeland & Co., 1847. 32pp. Dbd. Light foxing to final leaf. Very good. A scarce pamphlet recording the proceedings of the 1848 National Convention of Colored People, attended by Frederick Douglass and other notable African Americans. Included here are reports given by committees on the possibility of establishing African American Commerce with Jamaica and the West Indies, agriculture, and the best approaches toward abolition. Looming large at the convention was the question of whether it would be advisable to establish a National Press as a vehicle for the movement - a newspaper "that shall constantly point out the principles which should guide our conduct and our labors, which shall cheer us from one end of the land to the other, by recording our acts, our sufferings, our temporary defeats and our steadily approaching triumph - or rather the triumph of the glorious truth 'Human Equality,' whose servants and soldiers we are." In attendance at the meeting was Frederick Douglass, who argued with many others that a press on that scale would be unsustainable: "A paper started as a national organ, would soon dwindle down to be the organ of a clique.... He was in favor of sustaining the RAM'S HORN, NATIONAL WATCHMAN, and NORTHERN STAR." Scarce. Unrecorded by Blockson or Sabin. OCLC locates fewer than ten copies.

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        Persia and Arabia.

      London, 1847. - Engraved map (41 x 33 cm), hand-coloured in outline. Al-Qasimi 243.

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        St Aubins Bay, Jersey.

      Jersey 1847 - Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured. Size: 47.2 x 64.1 cm. Very good condition. A fine view of the bay and St. Aubins Fort which lies just outside the harbour. Built upon a rocky islet, it features a tower keep which is surrounded by granite walls and ramparts. One of a series of 26 views published in 1847 to commemorate Queen Victoria's visit to Jersey, lithographed by Day & Son, lithographers to the Queen. Abbey, Scenery, 554.

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        THE BUILDER'S GUIDE. A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON GRECIAN AND ROMAN ARCHITECTURE, TOGETHER WITH SPECIMENS OF THE GOTHIC STYLE. ALSO, PRACTICAL TREATISES ON GEOMETRY, DECIMAL FRACTIONS, MENSURATION, TRIGONOMETRY, AND CARPENTRY AND JOINERY. EMBRACING ALL THE...

      Hartford: Printed and Published By Case, Tiffany and Burnham. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1847. Second Edition. Hardcover. 1-16, [xvii]-xx, 17-96 plus leaves of pl pages; The Builder's Guide. A Practical Treatise on Grecian and Roman Architecture, together with Specimens of the Gothic Style. Also, Practical Treatises on Geometry, Decimal Fractions, Mensuration, Trigonometry, and Carpentry and Joinery. Embracing All the Necessary Details, and Particulary Adapted to the Wants of the Less Experienced. Revised and Improved, with Additions of Villa and School House ArchitectureAuthor: Chester Hills - Chester Hills was author of "The Builder's Guide," an architectural pattern book published in 1846, which, like those of Minard Lafever, influenced architecture in the United States. It is a "practical treatise" on Greek and Roman style architecture. Two buildings influenced are in Rye, New York: Lounsberry and the 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House within the Boston Post Road Historic District. , Henry Austin - Henry Austin was a prominent and prolific American architect based in New Haven, Connecticut. He practiced for more than fifty years and designed many public buildings and homes primarily in the New Haven area. His most significant years of production seem to be the 1840s and 1850s. Width: 11.75" Height: 15". Notes: This antique small folio is bound in full brown leather with a gilt-lettered black leather spine label and gilt ruling to spine. The book shows external wear, with rubbing, scuffing and nicks to the covers. Tearing and minor loss of material can be seen at the top/bottom of the spine. Loss is also visible at the tip of the lower outside corner of the rear cover. The binding is firm. This volume has marbled endpapers. The pages exhibit light foxing and occasional small marginal water markings. This work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece offering a view of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartfod, plates and numerous textual illustrations. All 50 numbered plates are present. Condition is very good. Binding straight and sturdy. ; 0 .

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        DAGUERREOTYPIE. J. THIERRY. FRAICHES EXPLICATIONS SUR L'EMPLOI DE SA LIQUEUR INVARIABLE, SUR LES MOYENS QU'IL MET EN USAGE POUR EN OBTENIR LE MAXIMUM DE SENSIBILITÉ ET EN RETIRER LES AVANTAGES DE TRANSPARENCE, DE VIGUERUR ET DE COLORIS, CACHET PARTICULIER DE SES ÉPREUVES; PRÉCÉDÉES D'UNE HISTOIRE GÉNERALE ABRÉGÉE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE.; MAI 1847

      Paris: Lerebours et Secrétan; Lyon, Chez L'Auteur, 1847. First edition. 8vo., 194 pp.,(1), illustrations in text, at chapter heads. Contemporary quarter black calf, gilt titled on spine with black cloth over boards. Slight stain on one page, else a fine and bright copy. Little has been written or known of this daguerreotypist from Lyon. He published a short and concise manual of 24 pp. in 1844, and a few daguerreotypes of his making have appeared at auctions in recent years. This daguerreian manual containing the latest improvements in process, is followed by a short history of photography to date, and it contains an additional chapter that discusses the "American process" of daguerreotype. The index does not include this extra chapter. WorldCat locates ten copies of this works with only the copy at the Musée d'histoire naturelle - Geneva containing the extra chapter. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 41, pagination not noted. Roosens and Salu No. 2876 with pagination as 178 pp.

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        THE PICTURESQUE AND POPULAR HISTORY OF ENGLAND. (In the original parts consisting of 6 parts in 6 volumes)

      London: David Bogue, 1847. - London: David Bogue, 1847. 1847. Fair. - Octavo, 7-1/2 inches high by 5 inches wide. Softcovers. Six parts, each bound in pictorial tan wraps titled with an illustration of knights gathered around their seated king framed by trees as crowds line the street leading to the castle pictured in the background. Text, consisting of "Advertisement" for the series, is printed on the back cover of each volume. The front cover of the first volume is detached with dark tape stains along the left edge and to the remnants of the spine. The covers are darkened with some creases and chips to the edges and the spines are chipped. The top corner of the last book's rear cover has been repaired with tape. 363, [i] & xx consecutively numbered pages. Each part is illustrated with 2 full-page engraved plates for a total of 12 plates. A bookplate is mounted inside the front cover of the first book. There is dampstaining to the plates which illustrate each volume and some occasional pencil marks and highlights. The parts are laid together in a plain green cloth chemise and housed in a later green cloth slipcase titled in gilt on the spine and identified as "Original Parts". RARE. Apart from a copy in the Duke University Library bound without the titled front covers we have been unable to locate any other existing copy, either bound or in the original parts.The sixth part ends with the Anglo- Saxons and the Battle of Hastings.Printed by T.C. Savill at 4, Chandos Street, for David Bogue."There has long been an outcty amongst the graver class of critics, that historical novels are a great evil, inasmuch as they misrepresent admitted facts: yet in spite of this denouncement, they are still written and read, while history itself is comparatively neglected. Nor is the reason at all difficult to comprehend; the dry, hard, matter-of-fact style which the generality of historical writers consider it necessary to adopt, has, to young and imaginative minds, somewhat of a forbidding appearance. This evil can only be remedied by bringing the light and popular style in which these works are composed to bear upon history,-- to describe its important truths in a more picturesque and familiar manner,-- to bring out the actors and the scenery more boldly before the eye of the reader,-- to throw more of a poetical spirit into the narrative,-- and to give it all the fascination of fiction, without altering a single recorded truth." [Quoted from the "Advertisement" printed on the rear cover of each part].Critics appear to have differed in their opinion of Thomas Miller's stated aim. The Church of England Quarterly Review, Vol. 21 for the year 1847, states that "We may add that the author appears to have selected the safest authorities for his facts, and has thrown over the dryness of history the grace, without the exaggeration, of poetry. This work is liberally embellished--two engravings to the number-- and the whole affair, as regards typography and arrangement, worthy of the originality of the undertaking."Commenting on the author's "Advertisement", the June 5th, 1847 edition of "The Spectator" proclaims "If this were done sparingly and with original knowledge under the guidance of a severe taste, life and variety might be given to a work, without losing sight of its nature; which is recorded history, not imaginary description of fluent rethoric. Indeed, when they thought the case required it, Sanest, Livy, Arnold, and other historians have fulfilled Mr. Miller's theory as a matter of course. In his own development of it, he seems to us more likely to substitute fanciful additions and a dreamy sort of reverie, consisting half of imagined facts and half of mere opinions, than to rise to the height he rums at."An advertisement in the January 1, 1847 "Publishers' circular and booksellers' record" states that the finished work will "form three handsome volumes". Nonetheless, it may well be that these first six parts were all that were published. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Portrait einer jungen Frau. Aquarell, mit Silber gehöht.

       1847. In der Kartusche signiert mit \"Levin\" und bezeichnet \"Erinnerung an Hamburg 1847\". Auf leichtem Karton. 29,2 x 21 cm. Das Portrait zeigt eine junge Frau sitzend vor einer Landschaft, die im Hintergrund studienhaft angedeutet ist. Das Bildnis wird von einer dekorativen Blumen- und Figuren-Kartusche eingerahmt. Das Schild unten in der Kartusche zeigt die Silhouette Hamburgs mit der Alster im Vordergrund. Unten rechts in der Ecke schwer leserlich von alter Hand bezeichnet: \"A(...) Fr. Li(...)ert Hbg.\". - In den Blattaußenrändern minimale Fleckchen. Hamburg, Levin, Hamburg Ansicht, Portrait, Porträt, 19. Jahrhundert, Biedermeier,

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        Wonderful Stories for Children: First Series

      Wiley & Putnam, 161 Broadway /1846, New York 1847 - CONDITION: Very Good; gift "to Eben-er H. Foote" (later the Civil War captain?), boards very clean and neat with precise stamping and bright gilt, a few light spots, spine gilt faded but legible except for "Series", top corners and spine ends lightly bumped, bottom corners sharp, a little rub on two points and a 1/8" tear on back foot of spine; hinges nice, tight and straight; endpapers unmarked a bit foxed; however, pages, though fairly bright, are badly foxed: almost all have large pale foxing spots scattered across the entire page; this is by far the worst flaw and looks darker in the photo, thus grade, otherwise a tidy little copy. New York: Wiley & Putnam, 161 Broadway 1847/1846, second American printing of the 1845 British first English translation by Howitt, brown cloth binding with blindstamped ruled and decorated borders top and bottom, and a delicate gilt stamped picture of a little girl in a garden, gilt decorated spine with title and "First Series" (the Second Series, translated by Charles Boner, appeared in 1849); translated from the Danish by Mary Howitt; 3 fine cuts, uncoloured, by Smith and Sons; 4.5x6"; 142 pp. Mary Howitt, a children's author and a sometime friend of Andersen's, learned some Danish to help her with these translations. The more violent stories were softened for little children (The Storks). This first series contains: (frontis plate), Ole Luckoie, The Daisy, The Naughty Boy, Tommelise (Thumbelina), The Rose-Elf (no plate), The Garden of Paradise (plate), A Night in the Kitchen, Little Ida's Flowers (plate), The Constant Tin Soldier, The Storks. This 1847 book represents the first illustrated version available in the United States. ABE Heritage Seller since 1996; conservative AB condition grading. We ship all our books in cardboard protection. International shipping. . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Account of a new anaesthetic agent, substitute for sulphuric ether in surgery and midwifery

      Edinburgh: Sutherland and Knox; London: Samuel Highley, 1847. FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT, SECOND EDITION (POSTMARKED A FEW DAYS LATER THAN THE FIRST. Unbound as issued. Title and last 4 leaves detached with trace of thread remaining. Upper blank corner of last leaf torn away and occasional slight soiling. Presentation copy by Simpson to Dr. J.V.C. Smith, editor of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. Preserved in a morocco-backed slipcase. First edition, second issue, published two or three days after the first. In this pamphlet, Simpson (1811-70), professor of midwifery at the University of Edinburgh, described the advantages of chloroform over ether and cited several cases where it had been used successfully. He was the first to appreciate the value of chloroform as an anesthetic, having used it in an obstetrical case on November 8, 1847, when he administered it to a woman with a previous history of difficult labor; the baby was born without complications about twenty-five minutes after the first inhalation. Despite Simpson's success with chloroform, he encountered a great deal of opposition from conservative doctors and clergymen. The medical establishment did finally accept his efforts when Queen Victoria chose to take chloroform for the birth of Prince Leopold in 1853. The first printing of Simpson's pamphlet bears a postscript dated November 12, 1847. This second printing bears a postscript dated three days later and has an additional paragraph at the end. Simpson most likely received this copy directly following its printing, as it is postmarked November 19. For a complete discussion of the differences between the two printings, see Fulton and Stanton. Both printings are extremely rare. On the last blank page is Dr. Smith's address in the author's hand, with postmarks dated November 19th at Edinburgh and November 21st at Liverpool. Simpson apparently mailed the pamphlet to Smith without an envelope, addressing it on the blank verso of the last leaf. The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal first mentioned Simpson's discovery in its issue of December 29, 1847, and acknowledged receipt of Simpson's pamphlet in its issue of January 5, 1848. It was in this same periodical, in 1846, that Bigelow's announcement of the discovery of sulfuric ether as a surgical anaesthetic was made.

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        Eisenbahn-Zeitung 3. Jg. Nr. 1- 52.

      4, 438 S., 2 Bl. (Register), wenige Textabb. u. Statistiken, 27 Taf., Bibliotheksband d. Zeit, Deckel berieben. Durchgehend wasserrändig, einige Seiten stockfleckig, sonst sauber. Eine Tafel am unteren Rande stark angeschmutzt. Dritter Jg dieser bedeutenden Zeitschrift zum Eisenbahnwesen. Themen sind u.a. Eisenbahn-Betrieb u. -Bau, Telegraphie, Dampfschifffahrt, Eisenbahn-Literatur, Personal-Nachrichten, Erfindungen u. Verbesserungen, Eisen-Industrie sowie Berichte über Eisenbahngesellschaften in ganz Europa. Ab 1847 wurde diese zum Organ der Vereine der deutschen Eisenbahn-Verwaltungen und Eisenbahn-Techniker. - Karl (von) Etzel (auch: Carl von Etzel) (1812-1865) deutscher Eisenbahningenieur und Architekt. Er schuf zahlreiche bekannte Eisenbahnstrecken, Brücken und Viadukte, darunter den Bietigheimer Eisenbahnviadukt. Nach Aufträgen in Frankreich und Österreich, wechselte Etzel 1853 als Bauleiter zur schweizerischen Zentralbahn, wo er unter anderem den Bau des Hauensteinlinie mit dessen Tunnel leitete. Anschließend schuf er in Österreich sein berühmtestes und größtes Werk, die Brennerbahn (1864-1867), deren Vollendung er jedoch nicht mehr erlebte.

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