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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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop]
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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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        [HALF-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF GENERAL GEORGE TALCOTT, ACCOMPANIED BY THREE SIGNED MANUSCRIPT ITEMS]

      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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        Omoo; a Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

      , 1847. 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

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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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        NOTICE SUR LES TYPES ÉTRANGERS DU SPÉCIMEN DE L'IMPRIMERIE ROYALE.

      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

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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]

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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.

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        The Hero of the Japanese Suikoden.

      The size specified here includes current acid-free mount.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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        BOGART GIRL'S SAMPLERS AND HAIR JEWELRY ALBUM TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY

      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]

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        NARRATIVE OF TWO VOYAGES TO HUDSON'S BAY, WITH TRADITIONS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

      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.

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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.

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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.

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        Yoka Hiroku [Trans.: Secret Records of Surgery]

      1847. Numerous woodcuts (of which 15 are finely handcolored). 10 vols. bound in 12. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Tokyo: Izumiya Kinemon, 1847.[bound with]:-. Zoku Yoka Hiroku [Trans.: Continued & Enlarged Secret Records of Surgery]. Numerous woodcuts (of which 40 are finely handcolored). Five vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers, orig. block printed title labels on upper covers, new stitching. Tokyo: Izumiya Kinemon, 1859.First edition. Honma (1804-72), a member of a distinguished family of physicians, studied under Phillip Franz von Siebold who had brought many printed Western works on medicine and surgery to Japan. He also learned Western anesthesia from Seishu Hanaoka, the first Japanese physician to master this specialty. In Nagasaki, Honma studied vaccination. Honma established his practice in Tokyo, was physician to the local aristocracy, and became a professor of medicine. Not only an accomplished surgeon, Honma was deeply knowledgeable about internal medicine. He was one of the first physicians in Japan to make public his techniques and procedures. Hitherto, medical knowledge was kept closely guarded as family secrets for successive generations of doctors.The Yoka Hiroku is the author's most important book on surgery and presents for the first time Hanaoka's techniques of anesthesia employed during surgery (one of the woodcuts depicts an anesthesia apparatus). Honma presents more than seventy case histories of surgery which he performed. He discusses the causes, symptoms, and surgical procedures of a number of wide-ranging diseases including hemorrhoids, breast cancer, venereal diseases, tumors, etc. The handsome woodcuts - of which many are finely handcolored - depict the conditions and procedures. The illustrations are clearly based on earlier Dutch medical books.The Zoku Yoka Hiroku contains the further observations by his pupils, including Kawamata Makoto and others, on numerous case histories of various kinds of cancers (including breast cancer), gangrene, syphilis, external injuries, tumors, amputations, hemorrhages, poisoning by eating blow fish, and skin diseases. There are many vivid and finely colored illustrations of surgical procedures including amputation and abortion. The illustrations are very different from the 1847 edition which were in the Chinese style. In this 1859 edition, the illustrations are very clearly Japanese with Dutch influence.Minor worming here and there but a fine set.

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        The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV. Eight Volumes

      The most famous of all works devoted to England's Lord Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison with the best biographies in the language"; with the eighth index volume, printed in 1869. 3/4 tan morocco, the top edges gilt; a pretty set. John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1847-69.

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        Les harmonies de l'être exprimées par les nombres, ou les lois de l'ontologie, de la psychologie, de l'éthique, de l'esthétique et de la physique, expliquées les unes par les autres et ramenées à un seul principe.

      P., Comptoir des Imprimeurs-Unis, 1847, 2 vol. in 8°, de IV-XV-387 pp., 1 gde pl. dépl. et 379 pp., pl. veau blond moderne, dos lisse, couv. conservées, rousseurs habituelles, envoi coupé au faux-titre du 1er vol. sinon bel exemplaire grand de marges Edition originale très rare de cet important traité de numérologie. L'ouvrage de l'abbé Lacuria fut très mal accueilli par ses amis théologiens, comme le Père Lacordaire. L'auteur finira sa vie dans la misère, fréquentant les milieux occultistes de la capitale, entre autres Desbarolles et le Sâr Péladan. Cette édition de 1847 avait été précédée en 1844 d'un version non commercialisée. Lacuria rajouta un avertissement, et modifia les chapitres VIII à X du 1er vol., ce qui explique qu'ils sont ici numérotés avec des pp. "bis" suivies de ff. numérotés "a à f" avant la p.165. ¶ Caillet 5942: "édition originale beaucoup plus complète que la réimpression [de 1899]". - Dorbon 6084 "très rare..." - Manque à Guaïta.

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        Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States: Collected and prepared under the direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs per act of Congress of March 3rd, 1847. 2 volumes

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Company. Very Good. 1847. Hardcover. Gilt illustration on front cover. 2 vols, 154 plates in total. Occasional stamp of William Moffat, M.D. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Histoire Anecdotique, Politique et Militaire La Garde Impériale (First Edition)

      Eugène Penaud et Comp, Paris 1847 - First Edition. Text in French. Very Good no dust jacket as issued. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Tissue guard intact. Light foxing to the interior pages, minor splitting to the corners, light fraying to the crown, lightly rubbed overall. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Morro Castle at the Entrance of Havanah Harbour Saturday April 10th 1847

      

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        Bilderschule für das zarte Kindesalter. (Nürnberg, Lotzbeck), 1847. Mit kolor. lithogr. Titel u. 18 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln. Folio. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Namensschild auf dem VDeckel (etw. berieben).

       1847 Hauswedell 526.- Erste Ausgabe.- Die Lithographien zeigen Haushaltsgegenstände, Pflanzen, Tiere, Stadtbilder etc.- Ohne den Text.- Titel und Tafeln jeweils auf altes Papier montiert.- Vorsätze erneuert, leicht braun- bzw. fingerfleckig im weißen Außenrand.

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        Catalogue Général des Livres composant les Bibliothèques du Département de la Marine et des Colonies

      1847. Five thick vols, each printed on heavy laid paper. 8vo (230 by 150 mm), uniformly bound ca. 1847 by the atelier of the Imprimerie Royale for the Prince Royal, Louis-Charles-Philippe-Raphaël d'Orléans, Duc de Nemours (1814-1896) in crimson straight-grained morocco (minor & skillful repairs to several joints), sides and smooth spines richly gilt in the style of the "Rocaille Louis-Philippe," the solid tools on covers connected with curved triple fillets, in centers the initials "LO" surrounded by a laurel wreath and surmounted by the royal crown (OHDR fer 2), inside gilt roll borders, light-blue watered-silk liners and endleaves, a.e.g. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1838-39-40-42-43. This magnificently bound five volume catalogue is to a large extent tantamount to a bibliography of French naval and colonial history, describing 17,108 works printed up to 1842, plus approximately 3000 later acquisitions, short-title listed in the index only. It was compiled under the supervision of Louis Marie Bajot (1775-d. "after 1854"), Inspector General of the library of the ministry of the French navy, in collaboration with Angliviel, in charge of the ministry's library of maps and charts. The compilation of the catalogue required remarkable cooperation of numerous librarians in Paris, the ports, and far-flung places such as Pondicherry and Guadeloupe. The catalogue, in fact, lists the contents of no less than eleven libraries belonging to the Ministère de la Marine: its main library and the Dépot général des Cartes et Plans in Paris; the libraries of the naval bases at Cherbourg, Brest, Lorient, Rochefort and Toulon; and the naval hospitals of these ports (except for Lorient). It also gives a list of six colonial naval libraries. In all cases, the names of the librarians in charge and their salaries are given (interestingly, Bajot's was 7,000 frs, while Angliviel's was more than double at 18,000 frs per year). This information is repeated in the preliminary matters of each volume. The catalogue itself preferably describes the copies of the two Paris libraries, otherwise those in one of the other nine libraries; three columns indicate the symbols and shelf numbers of the eleven libraries in three columns headed "Ports," "Hôspitaux," and "Paris." During the Restoration, and especially under Louis-Philippe, the binding atelier of the Imprimerie Royale, under the direction of a certain Courtois, bound the official publications of the Imprimerie in good calf bindings for the ministries, and in richly gilt deluxe morocco for the King and the Crown Prince (the Duc de Nemours, second son of Louis-Philippe, had succeeded his elder brother on his death in 1842 as Prince Royal). These binding for the Duc de Nemours are particularly successful for the handsome treatment to the wide spines. The Duc de Nemours, who was himself an important book collector, was greatly interested in the Navy and especially the colonies, having participated in the conquest of Algeria. His library was dispersed many years after his death, in 1931-32. Preserved in five lined red cloth boxes, morocco labels on backs. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 643-44-"Le ministère de la Marine a fait en bibliographie un fort bon travail, très-digne de servir de modèle…Le catalogue de la marine se recommande par les notes qui accompagnent les titres d'un grand nombre d'ouvrages, indiquant exactement le contenu des livres enregistrés…Ces renseignements sont d'une grande utilité pour les travailleurs. Le catalogue contient en tout 17,108 articles.".

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