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        The Complete Angler with A Notice of Cotton and His Writings by the American Editor [George Washington Bethune]

      New York and London: Wiley & Putnam, 1847. First Bethune edition. With engraved portraits of Walton and Cotton, two engraved views, facsimile of 1653 title page, four large woodcuts, 19 vignettes of fish, five pages of music. Pp. [8], cxi, 249; xxix, 210. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth, spine and upper board gilt. Portong bookplate and another. Minute loss at foot of spine, minor edgewear, a bright, very good plus copy. First Bethune edition. With engraved portraits of Walton and Cotton, two engraved views, facsimile of 1653 title page, four large woodcuts, 19 vignettes of fish, five pages of music. Pp. [8], cxi, 249; xxix, 210. 1 vols. 8vo. The one-volume binding of this work, the first edition of the Compleat Angler edited by an American. Among its notable features are "the long erudite bibliographical preface, the copious notes in the text, and an appendix containing a very complete list of angling books published before 1847" (Coigney). The section on "Trout-Fishing on Long Island" is by H.W. Herbert, "Frank Forester". Coigney 62; Westwood & Satchell, p. 231; Henderson, p. 247; Van Winkle pp 115-6

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      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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        Impressions of Colonial America by a German Economic Refugee - Barter - Capitalism - Slavery - Expatriation - Freedoms [Text is written in uncommon German handwriting known as Kurrent or Kurrentschrift]

      [New York State: Albany, New York City, Rome, Springfield, Rochester, 1847-1848] - Manuscript fair journal of German geographer and professor Herr Schmidtbleicher of Württemberg, comprising an eloquent and substantial description of colonial America including economy, trade, customs, and geography observed in New York State as he sought to settle in the land of opportunity. His voyage abroad and reconnaissance of New York spanned some nine to ten months, inclusively. This journal was penned upon his return in April 1848. Text is written in uncommon German handwriting known as Kurrent or Kurrentschrift, a now obsolete style which was based on late medieval cursive writing. 8vo. 245 pages, a two part work possibly intended for publication. Half calf over black paper boards, four raised bands to spine, front titled in manuscript "My Journey and Fortune to North America, 1848". Volume measures 17,5 x 22 cm. A pleasing and entertaining volume. An invaluable and most uncommon primary source account of New York state, from the unique perspective of a an astute and learned man making careful and detailed observations of the country, its politics, economy, and its inhabitants, with the intention to create for himself a better life. His firsthand impressions speak not only about the American ways of life, but also about the integration of impoverished German immigrants, making for an eye-opening and candid description of life in America before the Civil War. As early as the 1820s Germans began immigrating to the United States, seeking political and religious freedom, as well as economic opportunities greater than Europe could then offer. In 1848, when the German Revolutions erupted, Germans became the largest immigrant group to the United States, outnumbering even the Irish. Many Germans settlers were farmers, some of whom developed innovative techniques such as crop rotation and soil conservation. Urban center settlers pursued education, established industrial enterprises, and assimilated into the middle and upper classes of American society. The writer was a geographer and a teacher, calling himself an 'economic refugee' and speaking rather frankly on the political situation in his homeland, and on the severe depression now known as the Hungry Forties which caused long suffering to the lower classes by halting industrial expansion and aggravating urban unemployment. Having a cousin who had previously settled in Albany, New York, Schmidtbleicher began his quest for opportunity and fortune there also. Frequent annotations and additions, a succinct auto-biographical introduction, a detailed and itemized assessment of America, and the title itself, suggest that the writer may have thought to publish the work. The title is as follows: "Aus der Schule in die Schule, oder Meine erlebten Fata auf einer Reise nach, in und aus Amerika; Humoristisch erzählt von einem würtembergischen Schullehrer zur Warnung und Belehrung für Auswanderungslustige." [From School to School, or My Firsthand Experiences While Travelling To, In, and Out of America Recounted Humoristically by a Wurtemberg Teacher; with Advice and Instructions for Emigration.] "Meine Amerikanische Reise und mein Schicksal" [My Trip to America and My Destiny] The first part of this work is a most captivating travellogue, 140 pages in manuscript, describing personal encounters and firsthand observations from the unique perspective of a would-be expatriate seeking to settle in America. The writer begins with a summary of the political and economic turmoil spreading across Europe and devastating the German States, followed by a mention of his own ambition and reason for fleeing to America. Evidently a young man, departing from his parents' home with their consent to find a better life, his adventure begins in June 1847, with 400 florin in his pocket. Following a farewell gathering on the 3rd of the month, he describes overland travels, staying at Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, and Heilbronn where he embarked a steamship on the Neckar River. Continuing with river travel, from Düsseldorf he cruises the Rhine to enter the Netherlands. From Rotterdam on 24 June, his voyage to New York finally begins. Sixty-one (61) pages of this section are devoted to his time in America. With the aim of establishing a profession as a schoolmaster, as well as a teaching piano, believing these to be better paying in America than in Germany, he travels to several cities. Along his travels he learns about American culture and picks up on the language, as we see by his jottings of the typical greetings, some vocabulary, and a reference to "Yankee Doodle," a well-known Anglo-American song originating from the Seven Years' War. Filled with confidence and anticipation, upon arriving in New York he marvels at the possibilities: "Vor uns lag in einem Gelbmonde New York, New Jersey und Brooklyn, welche drei Städte wir zuerst für New York alleine ansahen, da durch die ungeheure Anzahl von dazwischenliegenden Schiffen keine Unterbrechung stattfindet. Da unser Schiff nach Batavia zurückkehrte und deshalb nicht ganz in den Hafen einfuhr, so wurden wir durch ein Dampfschiff unentgeltlich abgeholt und in die Stadt gebracht." [In front of us lay a new world, New York, New Jersey and Brooklyn... an immense number of ships intervening.... As our ship would return to Batavia and therefore did not quite enter the port, we were transferred to the city by a steamboat free of charge.] Travelling as a deck passenger, Schmidtbleicher embarks a Mexican steamboat on the Hudson River, bound for Albany. He describes the interior in great detail, including a magnificent gallery, and the layout of passenger sleeping quarters partitioned into sections for male passengers, divorced women, the captain and his attendants. Alas, his ticket afforded him but an unmarked spot on the deck for sleeping, his sack of belongings serving as a pillow. Albany, Greenbusch, and the beautiful scenery between them, he describes as "einem wahren Paradiese", a "true paradise." Excerpts further describing Albany: "Die Stadt Albany zählt gegen 30.000 Ein-wohner, hat schöne breite, theil weise mit Alleen besetzte Straßen, viele große, von Backsteinen hie und da auch von weißen Marmor ausgeführte Häuser, sehr viele Fabriken und bedeutenden Handel, wobei ihr eine Lage an Hudson und Ausgang des Erie-Canals sehr günstig ist.... das Vieh in der ganzen Stadt freien Lauf hat... In dieser Stadt sah ich auch die ersten Indianer welche mit Pelzen, Schuhen und sonstigen verschiedenen, theilweise von ihnen ver fertigten Sachen handelten... Schwarze hatte es wie fast überall eine große Zahl. Es genügt, diese Menschen anzusehen um sich zu überzeugen, daß die Weißen eine edlere, höher begabte Rasse sind." [The city of Albany has 30,000 inhabitants, and has broad, partly avenue-lined streets, many large houses, some made of white marble, some made of bricks, and a great many factories and important trades, their locations on the Hudson and the exit of the Erie canal are most favorable... cattle roam freely throughout the city... I also saw the First Indians, trading furs, shoes, and other various handcrafted items ... The Black are present in large numbers.... to observe them... the Whites are a nobler and more gifted race.] After a 14 day stay with his cousin in Albany, he travels some 110 miles by rail to the city of Rome. There he visited a clergyman who was the former schoolmaster, who in turn introduced him to the German immigrant community. Excited to finally see firsthand the life of Germans in North America, Schmidtbleicher was somewhat dismayed, writing, "Sie wohnten meistens in den Vorstädten in elenden Bretter-oder Blockhütten. " [They lived mostly in the suburbs in miserable boarding huts]. From there he ventures to Rochester, which he describes as a very pleasant and fertile area, with lush valleys and abundant forests. Again he is struck by the "bright and bluish color" of the rivers and streams of America, comparing them to the yellow waters of Europe. Next stop Buffalo City, where he met more Germans but found no opportunity in his field. Hence he returned to Rome, to devise a new plan, to contemplate his future, to stay in America or return to Germany. "Es war mir so hell und klar ... daß wenn ich noch länger in Amerika bliebe, ich dennoch nicht mein ganzes Leben dort zuzubringen wünschte" [It was so clear to me ... that if I stayed longer in America, I would not want to spend my whole life there.] In his contemplations he remembers Springfield: "... zählt ungefähr 20,000 Einwohner und war die erste Stadt, die ich gesehen.und nicht ringsum Vorstädte von Bretterhäusern und Blockhütten hatte, da die Einwanderer sich hier nicht ansiedeln können. Das Terrain des ganzen Staates ist voller großer und kleiner Steine, so daß der Ackerbau nicht sehr stark betrieben werden kann... Ich ging daher zurück auf die Office und fragte nach dem Preis. Der billigste Platz kostete nun 70 Doll... Allein so lange ich noch die nöthigen Mittel hinreichend in den Händen hätte, wolle ich meine Heimreise unternehmen, anderenfalls könnte es mir gehen wie ihm... ich werde, zurückgekehrt imein Vaterland, einen sehr geduldigen Schulmeister geben." [Springfield... about 20,000 inhabitants... was the first city I had seen, and it was not surrounded by suburbs of wooden houses and blockhouses as the immigrants can not settle here. The terrain of the whole state is full of large and small stones, so much so that agriculture is not easy... I returned to the office and asked about the price. The cheapest place cost 70 Dollars... As I still had sufficient resources in hand, I would undertake my journey home, otherwise I might be like them... I will return to my fatherland and be a very patient schoolmaster.] Unexpectedly, his time in America stirred in him a renewed positive outlook toward the life he had in his homeland, and a purposeful hope in the new German Ministry. An annotation here reads, "Geschrieben im April 1848" [Written in April 1848] "Amerika Wie Es Ist" [America As It Is] A candid reveal - the second part of the volume, some ninety-one (91) pages, comprises Herr Schmidtbleicher's intellectual assessment of America, beginning with the virtues which patriotic Americans hold dear, then and now, such as freedom, equality, human rights laws, and capitalism, and ending with issues that persist still today, such as racial prejudices. Although harshly critiquing the effectiveness of some of the ideals, he further comments on multi-culturalism, religion, the precarious state of trade, on the manners and customs of the American people, military and battle, and so forth. Following are a few of his observations: New York's trade, he recollects, was largely operating on a labor-exchange and barter system, which at the time the German immigrants were indeed endeavouring to establish on a large scale. Arriving to America in a state of poverty, but hopeful and industrious, their aim was to have a central exchange bank to connect individual producers and tradesmen, this in lieu of using minted currency which they had little of. German immigrants contributed greatly to the cooperative movement, successfully operating as such in seven cities. In spite of the German states of Europe being in a state of depression and economic upheaval, he believes that trade there was still more stable than that of New York. Testifying to the significance of labour and goods as currency in New York State in the mid-nineteenth century, Schmidtbleicher writes, "In den inneren Staaten ist die klingende Münze sehr rar, daher sucht jeder den anderen durch Waaren, Arbeit oder Anweisung auf einen dritten zu bezahlen. Dieses Tauschverhältnis geht durch alle Geschäfte durch; wer sich dazu nicht bequemen will erhält keine Aufträge." [In the inner states, coin is very scarce, so everyone seeks to pay the other by means of goods, labor, or instruction. This exchange relationship exists in all transactions; If you do not want to do this, you will not make sales.] He describes slavery over 4 pages, beginning as follows, "Sklaverei... Unter den 26 Staaten der Union sind 12, in welchen vermöge der Constitution die Sklaverei gesetzlich erlaubt ist, weshalb man sie Sklavenstaaten nennt. Sie bilden den Süden und Südwesten der vereinigten Staaten. Der Sklave ist zwar Eigenthum seines Herrn so gut wie jede andere Sache, allein da der Preis eines gesunden, kräftigen in seinen besten Jahren stehenden männlichen Negers 800-1000 Dollars, der einer Negerin 4-600 Dollars ist, und so im Verhältnis nach Alter und Brauchbarkeit, so folgt schon daraus, daß es im unmittelbarsten Interesse des Eigenthümers liegt, dem Sklaven nicht mehr zu zumuthen, als er ertragen kann, auch viel weniger ihn muthwillig und ohne Ursache zu schlagen und arbeitsunfähig zu machen." [Slavery ... Among the twenty-six States of the Union, there are 12 whose constitution permits slavery... They form the south and south-west of the United States. The slave is, indeed, the property of his master, as good as any other cause, but the price of a healthy, strong male negro standing in his best years, 800-1,000 dollars, a negro 4-600 dollars. And so, in proportion to age and usefulness, it stands to reason that it is in the best interest of the owner not to subject the slave any more than he can bear, and not to beat him without cause, rendering him incapable of working.] Most empathically, the foreigner summarizes the plight of the First Nations people over 5 pages, "Amerikaner und Indianer: Die Abkömmlimnge der englisch redenden Einwanderer nennen sich Amerikaner. Daß die Indianer eigentlich die Ureinwohner des Landes und die eigentlichen Amerikaner sind, die aus ihrem Eigenthum vertrieben und mit Sünden hinausgesetzt wurden, davon wollen die jetzigen Amerikaner nichts hören, der Indianer ist ihnen ein elendes Geschöpf, das man in seinen restlichen Prairien noch so lange leben läßt, als es ihrer Gnade und Weisheit für gut dünkt. Westlich von den Staaten Arkansas, Missouri und Iowa sind ihnen ihre neuen Wohnsitze angewiesen. Man will durchaus keine Indianer mehr zwischen den Weißen dulden obgleich manche Stämme, die bis vor wenigen Jahren in einzelnen Theilen von Georgia, Alabama u. Tenesse wohnten, auf gleicher Stufe der Bildung und Kultur standen, wie ihre weißen Nachbarn..." [Americans and Indians: The descendants of English-speaking immigrants are called Americans. That the Indians are in fact the native inhabitants of the country, and the true Americans, who have been expelled from their property and set aside with sins, the present Americans do not want to hear of it. To them, the Indians are a miserable creature remaining in their prairies... West of the states of Arkansas, Missouri and Iowa, their new residences are dependent on them. There seems to no longer be any tolerance between the Indians and the whites, although many tribes, who until a few years ago lived in individual parts of Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, and were at the same level of education and culture as their white neighbors...] Trivial observations disperse these salient subject matters, with remarks on urban apartment dwelling, traditional furniture such as rocking chairs, tobacco, bakeries, banking, local birds and fish, an infestation of mosquitos, a "most fashionable dance in 1845," and the varying geographical differences between forest regions and prairie lands. Of the climate, he states that America has essentially only two seasons, (based solely on his experience in New York State), however, in a short period of time one can be burnt by the heat and frozen from the cold, "kann man zugleich von der Hitze verbrannt werden und von der Kälte erfrieren." He appreciates that the cities offer daily butchered meat, but states that the preparation of food is inferior to German cuisine, partly owing to the limited variety of produce grown, and partly owing to the style of cooking. The popular drinks, he finds, are whiskey, brandy or cognac, America in general lacking in the production of fresh wine. He also comments on yellow fever epidemics in New Orleans, and how the population decreased rapidly in the spring time as people feared death in the summer, and they too emigrated to states such as New York. Interestingly, in the year 1847, when he was in New York, the disease caused over 2300 deaths in New Orleans, by far the most recorded since 1819, and holding the record until 1853. Finally, he concludes his work with advice for Germans contemplating immigration to America, "Unter den deutschen Auswanderern sind bekanntlich so viele arme Leute, die in der Hoffnung leben, in Amerika das Geld auf den Straßen zu finden und bald reiche Herren zu werden. Allein dort angekommen, bringen sie's selten weiter als zum Tagelöhner und dies auch nicht immer ohne Schwierigkeit, weil in den amerikanischen Städten immer mehr solcher Leute sind als vorräthige Arbeiter... Ein großer Theil der (früheren hauptsächlich) Auswanderer sind Verbrecher, arme verworfene Sünder... Wer aber auswandert aus Mißmuth über die herrschenden politischen Zustände oder in der Hoffnung, freie ökonomische Ver hältnisse besser zu gestalten, wird in der Regel seine Erwartungen nicht befriedigt finden! ... mein Rath dahin, lieber in Deutschland zu bleiben..." [Among the German emigrants, there are so many poor people who live in the hope of finding the money in the streets of America, and of soon becoming wealthy masters. Once they have arrive, they seldom become more than a day-laborer, and this is not always without difficulty, because in the American cities there are more and more workers. A great part of the emigrants are criminals, poor rejected sinners (more so, formerly). For them there is unfortunately no more salvation, and the fatherland need not weep... But those who emigrate out of disgust over the prevailing political conditions, or in the hopes of finding wealth and freedom, will generally not meet their expectations! My advice to stay in Germany...] At the time of the writer's journey to America, New York City saw increased Irish immigration with the Great Irish Famine, as well as German immigration due to the Revolutions of 1848 - 1849. The Germans were skilled laborers and craftsmen who settled in a new neighborhood named "Kleindeutschland" (Little Germany) and opened many shops where they worked as artisans. Albany, then the 9th largest urban place in the nation, was a center of transportation, its steamboat line from New York City being the first successful enterprise of its kind. Albany also received many German immigrants, whom, much to the chagrin of some staunch Anglo-Americans, brought with them their passion for beer, singing, festive celebrations, and camaraderie. Several German breweries, both large and small, were established in Albany. John F. Hedrick founded the first large German Lager Bier brewery, the Hedrick Brewing Company in 1852. Also in Albany, in 1848, the cornerstone of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is laid at the corner of Madison Avenue and Eagle Street and the railroad to New York is completed. On August 17 "The Great Fire" burns 600 buildings over 37 acres (150,000 m2) from Maiden Lane in the north to Hudson Avenue to the south.

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        Typee; or, a Narrative of a Four Months' Residence among the Natives of a Valley of the Marquesas Islands; or, a Peep at Polynesian Life

      London: John Murray, 1847, 1847. First edition, later issue (one of many) with the title-page dated 1847. See under BAL 13652 for the confusing publication history of this, Melville's first book. Cloth a little worn and stained with some small tears; very good copy.. 12mo, original blind-stamped red cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis map.

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        One Day from the Diary of a Stag, January 29, 1846, dedicated by permission to the Countess of Stradbroke, by Mrs. David Hanbury. With Illustrations by Edward Robert Smyth: Plate I: "Stag Hunting in the Olden Time" / Plate II: "The Meet at Kesgrave" / Plate III: Wolsey's Gate" / Plate IV: "The Stag crossing the Orwell" / Plate V: "Bishops Hill" / Plate VI: "The Stag in Distress".

      London / Ipswich, Ackerman and Co. and F. Pawsey, 1847 - Oblong Folio. 7 pages with 6 original, handcoloured etchings. Later 19th century binding (half leather with gilt lettering on spine). With original, illustrated wrapper bound in the rear. The beautiful binding with only minor signs of wear. One of the plates with some stronger wear in the outer margins only. Very minor traces of foxing only. Excellent condition of this extremely rare sporting book. This the scarce coloured edition. [Schwerdt I, p. 228: "A discussion between a young lady and her sporting lover on the cruelty of modern stag hunting; illustrated with attractive plates". / An entry in an auction catalogue of THE ANDERSON AUCTION COMPANY from 1909 reads: "A Sporting Book seldom offered for Sale"] Edward Robert Smythe was one of the foremost painters of the Suffolk School. After early aspirations of a military life he became an artist, and worked in Ipswich alongside artists such as Robert Burrows, and his brother Thomas (1825-1906). In 1840 Smythe moved to Norwich, and is said to have worked with John Sell Cotman. He was undoubtedly influenced by several Norwich School artists, such as his friend Frederick Ladbrooke. His work attracted commissions from eminent patrons such as the Earl of Cardigan, and the Greene family.

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        The Greatest Plague of Life: or The Adventures of a Lady in Search of a Good Servant. By One Who Has Been "Almost Worried to Death"

      London: David Bogue, 1847. First Edition. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Frontispiece, vignette title, 11 plates. 285 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary polished calf, black morocco spine labels, t.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Original upper board and spine bound in at rear. A bit rubbed, spine darkened, internally clean; Very good plus. Cruikshank, George. First Edition. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Frontispiece, vignette title, 11 plates. 285 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Cohn 544

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        Two Cases of Inhalation of Ether in Instrumental Labor

      , 1847. 1847. First Edition . Signed. CHANNING, Walter.

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        The Complete Angler; Or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation... with Copious Notes, for the Most Part Original, a Bibliographical Preface, Giving an Account of Fishing and Fishing-Books, from the Earliest Antiquity to the Time of Walton, and a Notice of Cotton and His Writings, by the American Editor

      NY & London: Wiley & Putnam. Fair; Bright tight copy, spine slightly faded, rear inner hinge open, . lacks spine ends, two one inch cracks on rear hinge with some loss . of cloth.. 1847. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Publisher's cloth with horizontal light and dark blue bands, gilt fishing motive on front board with same in blind on rear board, with blind stamp rule frames on both covers, title and large fish in gilt on spine, in dark green polished calf clam-shell box titled in gilt, cxi, [1], 249, 210p., illustrated index. **Coigney 61, binding matches first binding except for horizontal bands. Bruns B146. Horne #60. .

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        Théorie Positive l'Ovulation Spontanée de la Fécondation des Mammifères et de l'Espèce Humaine, basée sur l'observation de toute la série animale.

      Paris, J.-B. Baillière, 1847. 23,5 cm x 31 cm. 30 unnumbered text pages.With atlas volume bound in the original printed boards, twenty hand colored plates, one fold-out, and tissue guards. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Corners slightly rubbed. Some foxing thoughout book. Slight water damage to some of the text pages. Félix-Archimède Pouchet (August 26, 1800, in Rouen, France to December 6, 1872) was a French naturalist and a leading proponent of spontaneous generation of life from non-living materials, and as such an opponent of Louis Pasteur's germ theory. He was the father of Georges Pouchet (1833

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        Hermitage Jersey.

      Jersey. 1847 - Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured. Size: 47.2 x 64.1 cm. Very good condition. 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. "On a wild sea-beaten rock are the remains of what once was the cell of St Helier, the hermit. This holy man met his death from the hands of a band of Norman pirates, whose ferocity he attempted to rebuke and whose idolatries he denounced; receiving for answer the blow of a battle-axe, he died a martyr. In the Drawing the hermitage and surrounding rocks are shewn at low tide, under the effect of a coming storm." Abbey, Scenery, 554.

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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham.

      London: J. and W. Robins. 1847 - FIRST EDITION. In four volumes. Quarto, pp.[18], xxxiv, 616; pp.[4], 600; pp.[4], 660; pp.[4], 620 [58]. With 63 copper engraved plates, and numerous in-text woodcuts. In recent maroon half morocco library bindings, with gilt titles and shelf marks to spines, and brown cloth boards. All edges trimmed. Occasional purple library stamps to some title pages and the reverse of some plates. Hampden plate facing p.277, vol. II, is loose, with some damage to outer margin where the plate is proud of the text block. Otherwise a clean copy in a fresh functional binding. Good overall. Lipscomb was a London surgeon who managed to produce a number of topographical surveys, on top of his daily duties and the many medical treatises he wrote. This pioneering history of Buckinghamshire, for which he is principally known, began to appear in parts from 1831, but was not fully published until his death due to a lack of funds resulting from the death of his wife, whose assets passed back to her family in 1834. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Representacion que hacen al Soberano Congreso Nacional los Maestros de Ebanistería.

      Santiago de Chile, Imprenta de la Sociedad, dated 20 August 1847. - Folio (26.2 x 19 cm.), disbound. Caption title. Dampstained at one corner. Small piece missing from blank margin on both leaves. In good condition. Early manuscript foliation in ink. 3 pp., (1 l.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. On behalf of Chile's cabinetmakers, José del Tránsito Cárdenas, Jorje Gaskill and Valentin Pages explain that Chilean artisans can compete in quality and good taste with foreign furniture manufacturers, but cannot compete in price, because manufacturers abroad are using industrial equipment that allows them to produce goods so cheaply that even the current 30% tariff on imported goods does not equalize prices. Given the time frame (just before 1848, the "Year of Revolution"), it is fascinating that company owners raise the threat of revolution by the workers. The workers in Chile were paid more because their cost of living was higher, note the owners; if those workers are forced to work longer hours for less pay, the result would be "anárquica . precipitando a la turbulencia y a la rebelion a una clase numerosa y terrible en el desencadenamiento de sus instintos. Sobran ejemplos de esta verdad, en las naciones europeas." The cabinetmakers request that goods used in furniture manufacturing be free of import duties and that foreign-made furniture be taxed so that its price is equal to the current price of Chilean furniture.*** Briseño I, 304 and I, 87. Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les parens pauvres

      first edition in bookstores two novels "Cousin Bette" and "Cousin Pons" after the publication serially in "The Constitutional".Binders bradel the full blue cardboard, back smooth decorated gilded nets, ground cardboard title parts of Siena, sprinkled edges, slightly posterior bindings.Some minor foxing mainly affecting the guards of certain volumes, shadow left by a newspaper clipping on the first guard of the sixth volume.Lovely group. Louis Chlendowski pour les six premiers volumes & Pétion pour les six derniers volumes Paris 1847-1848 13x21,5cm 12 volumes reliés

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        Histoire des races maudites de la France et de l'Espagne.

      Paris, Franck, 1847. ____ Edition originale de cet ouvrage rare et très curieux. Il traite des Cagots des Pyrénées mais aussi des Colliberts du Bas-Poitou, des Vaquéros des Asturies, des Marrons ou Marans d'Auvergne. Contient des poèmes et chansons populaires en béarnais, en gascon, en basque et en breton, composés par des Cagots ou relatifs à eux. Appendice important en fin de volume. Accroc à une coiffe, mais exemplaire bien relié. Vinson, II, N° 1196.*****. 2 volumes in-8. Collation : XII, 373 / (4), 341, (1) pp. Demi-basane verte, dos orné, tranches mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Der Aehter gegen den Schmerz.

      Mit einer lithographischen Tafel. In commision bei A. Hirschwald, Berlin 1847. XII+228 pages + 1 plate. Contemporary marbled cardboard binding. No spine title (blank spine label). A bit of rubbing to the boards and edges. A bit of foxing. Dampstain decreasing through the first 100 pages. Tight, sound copy. One of the pioners of German aneasthesiology, Dieffenbach [1792-1847] used ether to give his patient "the sweet dream" that protected them from pain during an operation. This is his last and most important work.

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        Dombey and Daughter: a moral fiction. FIRST EDITION.

      Thomas Farris. [1847] A few spots on title, tear repaired in last leaf without loss. Contemp. half brown morocco. Booklabels of the Dickensian collector Samuel T. Mills & the Reniers. v.g.In 12 pts with two column text, each with engr. illus., two signed Greenaway & Wright, imitating Phiz. By the promoter of the scandalous 'Judge and Jury' entertainments.

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        Preuves de l\'existence d\'anciens glaciers dans les vallees des Vosges. Ouvrage accompagne de 12 figures dans le texte et de 4 planches coloriees.

      Paris : Victor Masson ; Leipzig : L. Michelsen, 1847. 246 pages Bibliothekseinband Buch dem Alter entsprechend in sehr gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. French language. petrominera_alt. 028. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Doniphan's Expedition; Containing an Account of the Conquest of Mexico

      U. P. James, Cincinnati 1847 - 8vo., Black buckram bds. with title stamped in gold on spine. Very gently ex. lib. The only library markings are a bookplate of the Bancroft Library stating "withdrawn" on the ft. pastedown and a small number on the top left corner of pg. 5. Sl. evidence of removal of a small label bottom of spine. Else binding clean and unmarked. Hinges tight and new eps. Text in double columns and only a single frontis, unlike later eds. Very mild scattered foxing and toning, not interfering with text or illustrations in any way. Complete with all the attractive illustrations and battle plans. pp. 144 An important work dealing with the actions of the First Missouri Cavalry in New Mexico and Chihuahua. This first edition is extremely scarce, especially in such good condition. Includes a plan of the city of Santa Fe. Howes H-769, Wagner-Camp p. 134:3, Rader 1970, Graff 2005, Wheat 546, Rittenhouse 311, Sabin 33596. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Preuves de l'existence d'anciens glaciers dans les vallees des Vosges. Ouvrage accompagne de 12 figures dans le texte et de 4 planches coloriees.

      Paris : Victor Masson ; Leipzig : L. Michelsen, 1847 - 246 pages Buch dem Alter entsprechend in sehr gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. French language. petrominera_alt. 028. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 660

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        Flora medico-farmaceutica

      Giuseppe Cassone, 1847. 8vo, 6 Voll. Opera completa con 600 litografie finemente acquarellate all’epoca. Legature coeve in mz. pelle con titolo e numerazione dei volumi impressi in oro al ds. Aloni e fioriture sparse ma, nel complesso, buon esemplare. Prima edizione di questa importante opera italiana sulle piante medicinali - illustrata da splendide litografie a colori - che davvero raramente si trova completa sul mercato. Nissen, 334.

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        Die Mainufer und ihre nächsten Umgebungen.

      Würzburg, Etlinger, () 1847 - 4°. Gestochener Titel, 458, VI S., mit gestochener gefalteter Karte und 53 Stahlstichtafeln. Leinen der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Blindprägung, (Gelenke und Rücken restauriert). Erste Ausgabe. - Engelmann S. 660. Pfeiffer 26366. – Mit den schönen Stahlstichansichten von Aschaffenburg, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Frankfurt, Gemünden, Hanau, Lohr, Miltenberg, Offenbach, Schweinfurt, Seligenstadt, Wertheim, Würzburg u. a. Gestochen nach Vorlagen von Fritz (Friedrich) Bamberger (1814-1873), der nach seinem Studium an der Münchner Akademie, 1830 nach Kassel übersiedelte, wo er Schüler des Hofmalers Primavesi (1774-1855) wurde. Einige Zeit verbrachte er in Frankfurt und ging nach mehreren Reisen, die ihn nach Nordfrankreich, England und Spanien führten, 1841 endgültig nach München. - Im Bug teils etwas wasserfleckig (Tafeln und Text nicht betroffen), teilweise stockfleckig, Vor- und Nachsatz erneuert. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Conquest of Mexico With a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes

      Richard Bentley, London 1847 - 3 vols., 8vo. Smooth tan leather bds. with gilt borders, sympathetically re-backed with oirig. spines laid on. Spines with 5 raised bands, red and black labels in compartments. Other compartments embossed with gilt floral devices. Very minimal rubbing to some bds. Little wear to bd. edges, primarily to corners, but not through to bds. One compartment spine of vol. II has 2x5mm. burn mark. AE marbled. Hinges all tight, marbled eps. Mild toning, little or not foxing. Eng. frontis in each vol. with original tissue. All volumes complete. pp. xxx,442; xvi,439; xvi,455. A lovely set of a classic work on the history of Mexico and the southwest. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Self-Interpreting Family Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments; to which are annexed an extensive introduction, copious marginal references, marginal readings, and illustrations. With an exact summary of the several books and an analysis of the contents.

      London: Thomas Kelly. Stronger signs of external wear to spine and edges but binding solid and internal text and illustrations in very good condition.. London, Thomas Kelly, 1847. 22 x 28.5cm. Part One: 1047 pages / Part Two: 501 pages, with illustrations from steel engravings. Original leatherbound hardcover with gilt lettering and marbled endpapers and edges. Stronger signs of external wear to spine and edges but binding solid and internal text and illustrations in very good condition. John Brown of Haddington (1722 – 1787), was a Scottish divine and author. His works include “The Self-Interpreting Bible”, “The Dictionary of the Bible”, and “A General History of the Christian Church”. The Self Interpreting Bible was Brown's most significant work, and it remained in print (edited by others), until well into the twentieth century. The objective of providing a commentary for ordinary people was very successful. The idea that the Bible was "self-interpreting" involved copious marginal references, especially comparing one scriptural statement with another. Brown also provided a substantial introduction to the Bible, and added an explication and "reflections" for each chapter. This edition, published in 1847, contains numerous beautifully detailed illustrations from steel engravings.

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        Three Years Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China


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        A Sketch of Assam

      London: Smith Elder, 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. Butler (An Officer) A SKETCH OF ASSAM with some account of the hill tribes. 1847 London 220 pp + pub catalogue at rear. Folding map, colored plates and text ill. The author spent much time hunting (especially buffalo) in Assam and wrote this book to preserve the memory of many remarkable (and yes, they were) scenes. Recased in orig. red gilt cloth with new gilt leather spine. Small one inch stamp of King's Lynn library on back of title page. Marbled end papers cracked in front but hinge is firm. A very rare book.

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      New York, 1847. Daguerreotype image in case, 6 x 4 3/4 inches, visible area approximately 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Tarnishing at edges of image, but generally clean and well preserved. Mounted in a brown leatherette case, with two clasps at fore-edge, lined with red velvet blind stamped with Brady's logo. Case somewhat scuffed, hinge repaired with cloth. Light staining to one manuscript item, others fine. A fine daguerreotype image, produced by the studio of Matthew Brady, of Gen. George Talcott, who became Chief of Ordnance for the United States Army during the Mexican- American War. The image dates from about 1847, fairly early in the professional career of Brady, who opened his first daguerreotype studio in New York City in 1844. Nevertheless, by this time, he was firmly established as a prominent and successful photographer. The sitter, George Talcott, joined the army during the War of 1812, and by the end of the Mexican-American War had been made Chief of Ordnance and afterwards was promoted to Brevet Brigadier General in honor of his excellent service in the supply of materiel to the armed forces. This esteem did not last, as he was court- martialed for improperly awarding contracts and dismissed from the army in 1851. The image is accompanied by two autograph letters, signed by Talcott, discussing artillery transport and logistics, and an example of his free frank signature. A fantastic example of a Brady daguerreotype, in its original case.

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        Autobiography of Sir Harry Smith

      1847. Signed. (PATTON, George S.) (SMITH, Harry) SMITH, G.C. Moore, editor. The Autobiography of Sir Harry Smith 1787-1819. London: John Murray, 1910. Octavo, modern maroon library buckram, printed paper spine label, renewed endpapers. Housed in custom half morocco clamshell box. $7000.Later edition of this firsthand account of Smith's military service in the Napoleonic wars, this memorable association copy belonging to General George S. Patton Jr., signed and dated by him ""G S Patton Jr. Mar 1934"" on the front flyleaf.""General George S. Patton Jr. has earned a place in the pantheon of authentic American heroesÂ…. [Yet] his great success on the battlefield did not come about by chanceÂ…. He read voraciouslyÂ… During the interwar years Patton consulted an eclectic list of the famous and the lesser known, ranging from Napoleon and Clausewitz to du Picq, Jomini, Cromwell, Xenophon and Frederick the Great"" (D'Este, Patton, 3-4, 317-18). This rare association copy of The Autobiography of Sir Harry Smith—Patton's own copy from that interwar period—is signed and dated by him on the front flyleaf. No other military leader wrote so frequently in his letters or diary what he was reading, and no leader's library was so well-documented since Napoleon's. Patton's library, which was almost entirely inherited by his son, Major General George Patton III, was given to West Point, with just a small portion of books, including this volume, inherited by other descendants or friends.""In March 1811 Smith commanded a company in the pursuit of Masséna from the lines of Torres Vedras, and was engaged in the actions of Redinha (12 March), Condeixa (13 March), and Foz d'Aronce (15 March). In the same month he was appointed to the staff as brigade major to the 2nd light brigade of the light division. In this capacity he was engaged in the action of Sabugal on 3 April, in the battle of Fuentes de Oñoro on 5 May, and at the siege and storming of Ciudad Rodrigo on 19 January 1812. After being promoted captain on 28 February 1812, he was also at the siege and storming of Badajos on 6 AprilÂ… Smith took part in the battle of Salamanca on 22 July 1812, the battle of Vitoria on 21 June 1813, the passage of the Bidassoa on 7 October, and the attack on the heights of Vera, and in the battle of Sarre, the attack upon the position of St Jean de Luz, and the attack on the heights of Arcangues in November. He also took part in the battle of Orthez on 27 February 1814, the combat at Tarbes on 20 March, and the battle of Toulouse on 10 April 1814"" (ODNB). With frontispiece portrait and folding map of Spain and Portugal. First published in 1901. Some dampstaining and foxing to preliminaries, including the leaf that Patton has signed and the title page, but not affecting Patton's signature. Patton often traveled with what he was reading, even on campaigns, and his books typically show signs of substantial wear. A very good association copy.

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        Komische Lebensbilder gezeichnet von A.Zampis und A.Pettenkoffer (sic!).

      Wien,Leykum [1847/48]. - (1.-3. Heft). 4°. 3 Folgen à 6 Bl., zus. 18 altkolor. Orig.-Lithogr. mit humoristischen Bildunterschriften, 1 Orig.-Heftumschlag als Titel mitgeb. etw. späteres Hln., berieben u. etw. bestoßen, die Taf. im weißen Rand stellenw. gering stock- od. fingerfl., einige Taf. rücks. mit sorgf. reparierten Schabstellen, 1 Taf. mit kaum sichtbarem, gekl. Einriß, sonst gutes Expl. Vgl. Thieme-B. XXVI,506 (Pettenkofen). Sehr sehr seltene Folge dieser typischen Wiener Blätter. Insgesamt sind (nach Thieme-B.) 42 Blätter erschienen. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Album of 12 autograph manuscripts signed by Paganini, Rossini and others, containing mainly complete songs and piano pieces.

      Boulogne, Paris, Calais, Clermont and elsewhere, 1836-1847. - 22 pages. Oblong 4to (c.17 x 27 cm). 8-stave paper, contemporary brown polished calf, stamped in gilt and blind ("Clara Mangin"), presentation inscription. Album of 12 autograph manuscripts signed by Paganini, Rossini and others, containing mainly complete songs and piano pieces. 1) Paganini, Niccolò. Album-leaf comprising two chromatic scale-passages in contrary motion, each spanning two octaves, twenty-six bars music in all, notated for treble & bass in brown ink on three two-stave systems, signed and inscribed ("All' Egregia Madamigella Clara Mangin . Boulogne, li 15. Agosto 1834 Nicolò Paganini"). - 2) Rossini, Gioachino. Autograph manuscript of "Mi lagnerò tacendo", signed ("G. Rossini"), comprising a sixteen-bar setting of Metastasio's text, notated in dark brown ink on two three-stave systems per page, [c.1836], 2 pages. Together with: Théodore Labarre (the song "Mathilde", 2 pages) - Georges Mathius ("Andantino" in E minor for piano, 3 pages, 1836) -Jules Godefroy ("Pensée du moment", for piano, 2 pages, 1835) - Henri Bertini ("Téma" for piano, signed and inscribed 14 Mai 1836. HBertini") - Theodore Döhler (Allegro in c minor for piano, signed) - Sigismond Thalberg (musical quotation of an 'Andantino' in G) - George Onslow ('Allegretto con moto' in E-flat, for piano, signed ".23 Janvier 1846 George Onslow", 3 pages) - Eugene Ortolan ('Souvenirs d'auvergne' in F, 3 pages, 2 September 1847), and others in the album of Clara Mangin, 22 pages, oblong 8vo (c.17 x 27cm), the manuscripts all written directly into the album, 8-stave paper, contemporary brown polished calf, stamped in gilt and blind ("Clara Mangin"), presentation inscription, 26 June 1834, Boulogne, Paris, Calais, Clermont and elsewhere, 1836-1847, somewhat worn, with front cover detached. - Autograph music by Paganini is rarely offered for sale. This is a fine album of the 1830s-1840s, containing mainly complete works rather than short quotations. Rossini's song is one of many such settings that the composer made of his favourite Metastasian poem. The volume was given to Clara Stéphanie Mangin of Boulogne in 1834, in recognition of winning a music prize. We learn from the three-page piano work by George Onslow in 1846 that Clara had become Comtesse d'Espinay Theix Royat; the Château de Theix was near Clermont-Ferrand. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Omoo; a Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

      1847. First Edition . MELVILLE, Herman. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847. Octavo, original gilt-stamped gray cloth, marbled endpapers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $6000.Preferred first American edition of Melville’s fictionalized account of his experiences in the Society Islands.Along with Typee, his previous novel, Omoo is a product of Melville’s four-year sojourn as a sailor in the Pacific, a time and place that proved to be fertile for his literary imagination. In October 1844, “having completed his education in what he later termed the only Harvard and Yale that were open to him, he returned home to begin fashioning novels from his experiences, and to enter literary society in New York and Boston” (Hart, 485). Both Typee and Omoo were instant successes, marking Melville’s early career with both respect and fame. Omoo displays “one of the characteristics of his mature style… a powerful portrayal of images from different times and places… For all the jocoseness of attitude, for all the comicality of the events he described: a unique sensibility was emerging” (Parker, 454). This preferred first American edition was set from Melville’s manuscript and published in early May 1847. Given 19th-century copyright law and attempts to avoid piracy, the first English edition was issued, as usual, several weeks before. The London issue, however, was set not from manuscript but from proofs of the American edition: therefore it is one step removed from this more valued first American issue. With tipped-in frontispiece map, “Round-Robin” illustration (page 104) and both sets of advertisements at rear. BAL 13656. Wright I: 1861. Hill 1138. Text with only scattered patches of faint foxing, rubbing to extremities. An extremely good copy.

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        Two Cases of Inhalation of Ether in Instrumental Labor

      1847. First Edition . Signed. CHANNING, Walter. “Two Cases of Inhalation of Ether in Instrumental Labor.” FROM: The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Volume 36, pp.1-11. [Boston: Boston Medical & Surgical Journal, 1847]. Octavo, stitched as issued, original cream paper wrappers. $3200.First separate edition of this important work on the use of ether in obstetrics, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper: “Dr. Johnson, with Dr. Channing’s regards,” and with a single correction on page 11 where Channing has drawn a line through a section of text and written “omit.”This is Dr. Walter Channing’s groundbreaking early paper on the use of anesthesia in obstetrics. Channing became the first professor of obstetrics at Harvard (1815) and was later dean of the medical school there. He was the founder of the Boston Lying-in Hospital and a co-editor of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. Sir James Joung Simpson was the first physician to use ether anesthesia in obstetrical cases; Channing was the first to do likewise in America. Though Channing followed this article a year later with a major monograph, this work remains a landmark in obstetrics and anesthesiology. Norman 440. See Osler 1394. Faint vertical crease from folding, expert paper repair to bottom corners of first leaf of text and wrappers, faint soiling to wrappers. An extremely good copy. Rare.

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        Kitab Alf layla wa-layla (Hindustani).

      Kanpur (Cawnpore), Mustafai Press, 1263 AH [1847 AD]. - Large 4to (180 x 274 mm). 4 volumes bound as two. Lithographed throughout, with decorated title pages and a full-page floral illustration to the final page. (4), 276 pp. (duplicate set of pp. 121-124 pp. inserted after p. 20). 284 pp. (p. 126 from book 3, verso blank, bound head-over-heels at the end). 214 pp. 196 pp. (with an index page "69" inserted at the beginning and end of the second volume). Contemporary full red calf with flat spines, painted entirely with floral oriental designs; both covers with inlaid gilt floral stamps. Very early and rare Hindustani (Urdu) version of the "Thousand and One Nights", translated by Munshi Adb al-Kar

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        Comic History of England, The Comic History of Rome

      1847. First Edition . A'BECKETT, Gilbert A. The Comic History of England. WITH: The Comic History of Rome. London: Punch Office; Bradbury & Evans, 1847-48, 1851. Together, three volumes. Octavo, original pictorial brown cloth gilt, uncut. Housed in custom clamshell box. $2600.First editions of these irreverent recountings of British and Roman histories, illustrated with hundreds of in-text woodcuts and 30 hand-colored etchings by famous satirical artist John Leech, in scarce publisher’s cloth-gilt.“The first point to be made about Victorian laughter is simply that there was so much of it” (Donald J. Gray)—a truth borne out by these mirthful and much-illustrated volumes, which aim, as the Preface states, “to blend amusement with instruction by serving up, in as palatable a shape as [the author] could, the facts of English [and, later, Roman] history.” “One of the wittiest writers of the day” (Allibone, 152), writer Becket worked with illustrator Leech on the staff of the poplar and influential humor magazine Punch. Leech’s “humor is as keen, his sense of fun as marked [as George Cruikshank’s]… [Leech’s pictures] are of the most graphic and mirth-producing kind, and yet the raillery is invariably good-humored” (DNB). With 338 in-text woodcuts and 30 hand-colored etchings. Tooley 298. Bookseller’s small tickets. Contemporary owner signature. Previous owner’s inkstamps.Closed tear to plate facing page 208 of first volume of England, barely touching image. Text and plates generally fine with some usual offsetting from plates to text. Bindings bright, fresh and about-fine, gilt bright. An about-fine copy, scarce in the original cloth.

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        Autograph inscription signed in:) Nye Eventyr. Andet Bind. F

      Copenhagen, C. A. Reitzel, 1847. - 8vo. (8), 72 pp. Publisher's original printed front wrapper; lower wrapper and spine replaced. Stored in modern half morocco case with flat gilt spine and marbled covers. First edition. - First collection in Andersen's second series of "New Fairy Tales", containing the tales "The Old Street Lamp", "The Neighbouring Families", "The Darning Needle", and "Little Tuk", as well as the famous, bleak tale of "The Shadow". With a long and thoughtful autograph inscription in verse to William Oehlenschl

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        Recherches historiques sur les costumes civils et militaires des gildes et corporations de métiers; leurs drapeaux, leurs armes, leurs blasons, etc... - Moeurs et usages des corporations de métiers de la Belgique et du nord de la France pour faire suite aux "Recherches historiques"

      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! F. & E. Gyselynck - De Busscher frères Gand s.d.(1847) & 1857 17x27,5cm 2 volumes reliés en 1

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      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1847. 4to. original publisher's printed paper covered boards. (iv), 65 pages. First edition. (Audin 14, Updike II, p.327, Burke 596). Presents typographic specimens from the Imprimerie Royale in more than thirty languages, including ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Armenian, Syriac, Arabic, Mongol, Tibetan, Russian, Runic, Anglo-Saxon, German (Fraktur), Javanese, and Gujarati. The two-page comparative table of Roman types shows those used by the Press from 1640 to 1846, with one font attributed to Garamont and others engraved by Grandjean and Alexandre, Luce, Firmin Didot, Jacquemin, and Legrand. Updike calls this "one of the most enlightening documents about French typeface in existence." With hand-written presentation at top of half-title by M. Saint Georges, Director of the Imprimerie Royale and officer of the Legion d'honneur, to a major in the Imperial Guard of the Sultan, on 30 October 1850. Top of spine rubbed; corners of boards rubbed and scuffed at edges. Cover slight sun fading. Ownership inscription on title page.

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        LITANIES AT BAPTISM [caption title]

      [Bethlehem, Pa., 1847. xviii pp. 12mo. Contemporary linen and green boards. Light foxing and dampstaining. Very good. "Moravian missionary publication for use with Delaware Indian converts, with stages of the ceremony for baptism given in English, and with some headings in German" - Siebert. Huntington Library indicates that the name of the editor, place, and date of publication were communicated to them by Wilberforce Eames. Luckenback was a Moravian missionary who spent several years among the Delaware Indians in Indiana, Ohio, and in Canada, from 1800 until his death in 1854. He was the author of several religious works in the Delaware language. Not in Pilling, Ayer, or Sabin. Only ten copies in OCLC. SIEBERT SALE 486.

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        Recherches sur le groupement des atoms dans les molecules et sur le causes les plus intimes des formes cristallines

      Carilian-Goueuryn et Dalmont, 1847. In 8, pp. 28 con una tav. f.t. rip. inc. in lit. Sporadiche fioriture. Br. muta coeva con rinforzo al dorso. Importante studio in cui questo chimico e cristallografo francese ipotizza l'esistenza di strutture molecolari tridimensionali. Tuttavia l'opera, non suffragata da consistenti prove chimiche, ebbe, ai suoi tempi, scarsa accoglienza. Gaudin si dedico' dapprima alla cristallografia. Utilizzando fiamme molto calde riusci' a sintetizzare per la prima volta zaffiri e rubini artificiali. Si interesso' di dagherrotipia e puo' essere infatti considerato un pioniere delle tecniche fotografiche di impressione e sviluppo. Espresse la distinzione fra atomo e molecola, individuando in quest'ultima un aggregato isolato di atomi, anche identici. Assegno' il peso atomico corretto a 23 elementi e determino', attraverso i pesi molecolari, le formule esatte di numerosi composti organici e inorganici. ITA

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        Femme présentant des ipomées à son seigneur

      1847. original print printed between 1847 and 1852. Cut after a margin of cm. Modern coaching performed in Tokyo with the back label: Jinbocho Kanda Tokyo. Japan. Kingyokudo & co. polished mahogany frame. The stamp carries an adhesive on a tiny margin that connects to the mat. A polystyrene plate and a Japanese wooden panel on the back. Small swivel rivets permetent quick access to the engraving. A removable cord tissue Snaps burning. The assembly is in a cardboard casing.Print printed on rice paper or mulberry. A vertical fold. Dimension of the frame: 35x50cm. Print: 23,5x35cm.Very fine print at the very detailed staging and color rafinées.1847 Format oban une feuille

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Spanien und die Spanier geschildert von . illustrirt mit vielen Holzschnitten, sauber ausgemalten Volkstrachten und Abbildungen der vorzüglichsten Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler. Mit Titelbild, 25 farb. Volkstrachten-Lithographie n, 25 Ansichten u. zahlreichen Textholzschnitten.

      Brüssel - Leipzig: Catl Marquardt 1847 - HLDr. der Zeit, 381 Seiten, Inahlt- und Bilderverzeichnis, Verlagsanzeige, kl. 4°, mit ornamental Rückenverzierung. Einband etwas berieben, bestoßen und abgegriffen. Rückenschrift teilweise abgeblättert. Beide Innengelenke etwas gelockert. Titelbild teilweise gelöst und ganz leicht eingerissen Seiten und Abbildungen (verso) stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, sonst guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Burg Rheingrafenstein an der Nahe. Bleistift.

      1847. 1847 - Datiert "47" und bezeichnet "Rheingrafenstein Fehrenbach". Blick aus der Ferne auf die mittelalterliche Felsenburg im Rheingrafenstein. Die umliegende Landschaft und Vegetation sind in Umrissen skizzenhaft ausgeführt während die Burg und das Felsmassiv durch Schraffuren modelliert sind. - Am unteren Blattrand minimal angeschmutzt. Montierung in den oberen Ecken von verso leicht durchdrückend. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 19,5 x 26,5 cm (blattgroß). Auf chamoisfarbenem Zeichenpapier.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        The Hero of the Japanese Suikoden.

      The size specified here includes current acid-free mount.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Results of Astronomical Observations Made During the Years 1834, 5, 6, 7, 8, at the Cape of Good Hope; Being the Completion of a Telescopic Survey of the Whole Surface of the Visible Heavens, Commenced in 1825

      London Smith, Elder & Co. 1847 - Rare, large-paper presentation copy presentation copy inscribed by the author. Large quarto (315 x 240 mm). Early 20th-century red cloth, titles to spine gilt. Frontispiece and 17 plates of which 4 are folding. Geological Society of London library regulations to front pastedown, small ink stamps to backs of each plate and the title, "presented to the Geological Society of London" ticket to verso of dedication leaf. A few light marks to cloth, small shelf number ticket removed from tail of spine, contents lightly toned but overall clean, a couple of unobtrusive short tears to the folding plates in the gutters with small tape repairs. A very good copy. A rare, large-paper presentation copy of this "monumental survey of the stars" inscribed by Herschal to "The Geological Society of London by the hand of the Author" following the printed line "Presented by Algernon Duke of Northumberland to", and noted as inscribed on the printed dedication leaf following the title. Inscribed presentation copies of Herschel's atlas are extremely rare. The most recent to appear at auction was sold as part of the Haskell F. Norman collection in 1998. It was the dedication copy inscribed by Herschel to the Dowager Duchess of Northumberland, the widow of the book's recently deceased patron. One other is recorded at Sotheby's in 1980; it was inscribed to the English astronomer and telescope builder William Lassell. Astronomer John Herschel was the son of William Herschel, the discoverer of Uranus. John showed himself to be a skilled mathematician and scientist at a young age, and in 1816 took up astronomy under his father's tutelage. By the early 1830s the Herschels had thoroughly investigated the skies of the northern hemisphere, but the southern stars remained to be systematically searched. In 1833 John packed the telescope and moved with his young family to Cape Town, where he spent the years between 1834 and 1837 completing and expanding upon the great work begun by his father. "He swept the whole of the southern sky, catalogued 1,707 nebulae and clusters, and listed 2,102 pairs of binary stars. He carried out star counts, on William Herschel's plan, of 68,948 stars in 3,000 sky areas" (DNB). Among the many noteworthy aspects of Herschel's efforts in South Africa, his "goal in observing and cataloguing so many thousands of nebulae and double stars systems was, like that of his father, not simply to locate nebulae and double star systems, but also to establish and record their appearance at the time of observation so that future observers could determine the degree to which these massive celestial objects change or evolve. Thus, a major legacy of the Herschels was not only to reveal the richness of the region beyond the solar system, but also to show that its objects should be seen as historical, possibly evolving entities" (ODNB). Upon his return to England in May 1838, Herschel was feted as a scientific hero, though the results of his work would take a decade to write up and publish. "The work appeared in 1847, at the cost of the Duke of Northumberland, in a large quarto volume. Besides the catalogues of nebulæ and double stars, it included profound discussions of various astronomical topics, and was enriched with over sixty exquisite engravings. For these labours he received the Copley medal in 1847, and a special testimonial from the Royal Astronomical Society in 1848" (DNB). Herschel also made significant contributions in mathematics, natural history, the philosophy of science, and the early development of photography, and he corresponded widely and generously with colleagues in all fields. He was undoubtedly one of the most accomplished and beloved scientific figures of the age. But it was these magnificent astronomical efforts which made his name and pointed the way for future generations of astronomers and cosmologists. An important and highly desirable presentation copy of this key astronomical work. Bibliography: Norman 1056. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alembic Rare Books]
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      1847 - Maryett [Mariett 1835-1892] Bogart and Kate [Catherine 1844-1932] born in the Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York. We have two samplers that are hand stitched by each sister along with a manuscript album containing poems and braided hair samples from their family and friends. In 1847, at age 12, Maryett demonstrated her sewing mastery with a 16" X 7 3.4" sampler of wool on linen, showing 4 different embroidered alphabets with one set of numbers and her age surrounded with a border. There is evidence of some folding with some light damage and fading. Nicely framed with a brief genealogy on the reverse frame backing in ink. Marietta Bogart 1835-1892 buried Willow Glen Cemetery [Dryden, NY]. ÂLived with father Aaron Bogart 1803-1887 and mother Susan Todd Bogart 1802-1886 on military lot No. 66 in Town of Dryden, [NY] Later in 1860, at age 16, her sister Kate presented her knowledge of embroidery with a 12 1/2" X 17 1/4" sampler using wool on linen with 4 different alphabets, one set of numbers, name and age plus 4 designs and a partial border. Minor stains, very good condition in a nice frame and a more extensive handwritten genealogy on the back of the frame backing. Kate Bogart 1844-1932 lived with parents and sister as well as brother Nelson Bogart 1833-1885. ÂShe taught Ellis Hollow School 1865 and married Fred J. Horton. The hair jewelry album, 8 1/2" X 6 1/4", has 8 manuscript leaves in plain wraps. There are 21 examples of braided and twisted hair along with some mottoes and the person's name. These beloved friends and relatives contributed these keepsakes and good wishes. Circa 1860. Hair jewelry was very popular during the Victorian period. Samplers were used to exhibit the skill of the embroiderer. "Schoolgirl samplers from early American have become extremely popular as records of the social evolution of the education system, of women's place in society, and as highly personal glimpses into life in other times." - Kurella. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO VINTAGE TEXTILES. 1999. In addition, there are 5 cartes de visites of the sisters and some family members along with two watercolor portraits 9 1/2" X 8" that are not identified. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Riverow Bookshop]
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      London, 1847. iv,156pp. plus four engraved plates. Publisher's brown embossed cloth, spine gilt. Minor shelf wear, spine ends slightly frayed. Gift inscription on front pastedown, ownership signatures on titlepage. Very good. A rare account of two trips to Hudsons Bay in the summers of 1842 and 1843 by a surgeon on one of the ships belonging to the Hudson's Bay Company. "Original edition of this scarce little account of voyages in the 1840s, with much on the Eskimos, the Chippewas, and the Crees" - Decker. Only fourteen copies in OCLC, and hardly ever seen in the open market. TPL S5352. DECKER 41:215. OCLC 11577516.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Self-Interpreting Family Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments; to which are annexed an extensive introduction, copious marginal references, marginal readings, and illustrations. With an exact summary of the several books and an analysis of the contents.

      London, Thomas Kelly 1847 - 22 x 28.5cm. Part One: 1047 pages / Part Two: 501 pages, with illustrations from steel engravings. Original leatherbound hardcover with gilt lettering and marbled endpapers and edges. Stronger signs of external wear to spine and edges but binding solid and internal text and illustrations in very good condition. John Brown of Haddington (1722 – 1787), was a Scottish divine and author. His works include "The Self-Interpreting Bible", "The Dictionary of the Bible", and "A General History of the Christian Church". The Self Interpreting Bible was Brown's most significant work, and it remained in print (edited by others), until well into the twentieth century. The objective of providing a commentary for ordinary people was very successful. The idea that the Bible was "self-interpreting" involved copious marginal references, especially comparing one scriptural statement with another. Brown also provided a substantial introduction to the Bible, and added an explication and "reflections" for each chapter. This edition, published in 1847, contains numerous beautifully detailed illustrations from steel engravings.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham

      London: J. and W. Robins, 1847.. FIRST EDITION. In four volumes. Quarto, pp.[18], xxxiv, 616; pp.[4], 600; pp.[4], 660; pp.[4], 620 [58]. With 63 copper engraved plates, and numerous in-text woodcuts. In recent maroon half morocco library bindings, with gilt titles and shelf marks to spines, and brown cloth boards. All edges trimmed. Occasional purple library stamps to some title pages and the reverse of some plates. Hampden plate facing p.277, vol. II, is loose, with some damage to outer margin where the plate is proud of the text block. Otherwise a clean copy in a fresh functional binding. Good overall. Lipscomb was a London surgeon who managed to produce a number of topographical surveys, on top of his daily duties and the many medical treatises he wrote. This pioneering history of Buckinghamshire, for which he is principally known, began to appear in parts from 1831, but was not fully published until his death due to a lack of funds resulting from the death of his wife, whose assets passed back to her family in 1834.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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