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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. [ii], 285 pages of text, [i] list of plates. Red morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with moderate darkening of spine, and two tiny scuffs. Original cloth spine and front cover bound in following text. Illustrated with black & white engravings by Cruikshank (twelve including frontis.); minor foxing to most plates in the margins, with the occasional spot in the image. Previous owner's bookplate neatly on front endpaper.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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

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

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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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        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. [ii], 285 pages of text, [i] list of plates. Red morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with moderate darkening of spine, and two tiny scuffs. Original cloth spine and front cover bound in following text. Illustrated with black & white engravings by Cruikshank (twelve including frontis.); minor foxing to most plates in the margins, with the occasional spot in the image. Previous owner's bookplate neatly on front endpaper.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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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"

      David Bogue, London 1847 - Cruikshank, George. First Edition. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Frontispiece, vignette title, 11 plates. 285 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Cohn 544 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 Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Frontispiece, vignette title, 11 plates. 285 pp. 1 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Key To Fulton's Chirographic Charts containing directions for the position at the desk and manner of holding the pen

      A.S. BARNES AND CO, NEW YORK 1847 - gold gilt title on front cover; worn brown cloth with minor surface wear and rubbing to book covers; cfoxing to pages; ontaining directions for the position at the desk and manner of holding the pen also for the exact forms and proportions of letters with the rules for thier execution, fold out chart, 1847 DATE PUBLISHED: 1847 EDITION: 64 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrirte Zeitung. Neunter Band - Juli bis Dezember 1847; Zehnter Band - Januar bis Juni 1848. (sechster Jahrgang, Nr. 209 - Nr. 260) Wöchentliche Nachrichten über alle Ereignisse, Zustände und Persönlichkeiten der Gegenwart, über Tagesgeschichte, öffentliches und gesellschaftliches Leben, Handel, Gewerbe und Landwirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Kunst, Musik, Theater und Moden. Mit vielen in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen.

      Leipzig: Verlag der Expedition der Illustrirten Zeitung. J. J. Weber, 1847 und 1848. (IV), 420; (IV) 394 (von 426) Seiten mit sehr zahlreichen teilsganzseitigen Holzstich-Illustrationen. 37,5 x 27,5 cm, zeitgenössischer schwarzer Leinenband mit blindgeprägtem Rückentitel. Jeder Band durch aphabetisches Inhaltsverzeichnis (Register) und aphabetisches Verzeichnis der Illustrationen erschlossen. * * Im zehnten Band fehlen die Nummern 256 (vom 17. Mai, S. 343 - 359) und 259 (vom 17. Juni, S 391 - 407) sonst vollständig. Verheftungen: No. 244: Die Seiten 161 bis 164 zwischen 152 und 153; No 246: Die Seiten 187 bis 190 nach 198; No 247: Die Seiten 203 bis 206 nach 214. \"Die Illustrirte Zeitung erschien vom 1. Juli 1843 bis zum September 1944 im Verlag J. J. Weber in Leipzig. Verleger und Herausgeber war Johann Jacob Weber. Mitbegründer, technischer Leiter und Verbindungsmann zu den Holzschnittkünstlern in Leipzig und Berlin war von 1843 bis 1845 der Leipziger Buchhändler und Verleger Carl Berendt Lorck. Die Zeitschrift war das „Flaggschiff“ des Unternehmens und kann zugleich als Urmutter aller späteren „Bilderblätter“ angesehen werden. Zudem war diese neue Art Zeitschrift in Bezug auf die für solch kostspielige Experimente eher ungünstige Zeit ein wagemutiger, aber erfolgreicher Versuch, der sich in hervorragenden Verkaufserfolg entwickelte. Die Technik der Holzstich-Illustrationen für damalige Verhältnisse zur Perfektion zu entwickeln, war für den Verleger J. J. Weber im Jahr 1843 der eigentliche Anreiz zur Gründung einer illustrierten Zeitschrift. Im Laufe der folgenden Jahre gliederte er ein xylographisches Atelier an, das 1849 bis 1857 von Robert Kretschmer, 1857 bis 1860 von dem Maler Ernst Hartmann aus Berlin, 1860 bis 1870 von dem Maler Anton Muttenthaler aus München und 1870 bis 1901 von Fritz Waibler geleitet wurde. Ihr enormer Einsatz an Bildern und Bildreportagen, die durch den Einsatz eigener Bildkorrespondenten möglich wurde, macht die Illustrirte Zeitung durch ihre lange Laufzeit von einem Jahrhundert zu einer wichtigen Quelle an Materialien zur Geschichte und Kultur, sowie der Politik und des Alltagslebens. Sie bietet damit ein einmaliges Bildarchiv mit über 300.000 Illustrationen, die eindrucksvoll Berichte über das zeitgenössische politische, wissenschaftliche, kulturelle und literarische Leben dieser Zeit liefern. Mit der in der Illustrirten Zeitung erstmals eingeführten Eingliederung des Bildes in die Textseite erhöhte sich die Aussagekraft der bisher nur sprachlich vermittelten Inhalte oder Informationen.\" / \"Johann Jacob Weber (* 3. April 1803 in Basel; † 16. März 1880 in Leipzig) war ein deutscher Buchhändler und Verleger sowie Begründer des Verlagshauses J. J. Weber in Leipzig. 1843 gründete er gemeinsam mit Carl Berendt Lorck die Illustrirte Zeitung, das erste illustrierte Wochenblatt Deutschlands, und revolutionierte damit die Wahrnehmung der Welt. Noch heute prägen die Bildfolgen zunächst der Stahlstiche und später der Holzstiche in seiner llustrirten Zeitung unsere Vorstellungen von der „guten alten Zeit“. (Wikipedia) * * * Einband etwas berieben und leicht bestoßen, Leinenbezug am Rücken und den Kanten etwas beschädigt, Titelblatt rückseitig und letzte Seite gestempelt, sonst gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,20 EUR 1848

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

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

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

      Wiley & Putnam, New York and London 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. 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 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 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

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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. Very Good-; A superbly restored binding, only the front hinge and . the bottom of the spine give an indication of the restoration, several . light stains to cloth.. 1847. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Publisher's blue cloth, 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, cxi, [1], 249, 210p., illustrated index. **Coigney 61, binding matches first binding. Bruns B146. Horne #60. .

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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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        14 FIRST EDITIONS

      London or Boston: , 1847-78. London or Boston, 1847-78. FIRST EDITIONS. This is an excellent selection of the more substantial poetry and prose publications by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92), attractively presented and well protected in their bespoke clamshell boxes. The titles here are: "The Supernaturalism of New England" (1847); "Leaves from Margaret Smith's Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay" (1849); "Old Portraits and Modern Sketches" (1850); "Literary Recreations and Miscellanies" (1854); "The Panorama, and Other Poems" (1856); "Home Ballads and Poems" (1860); "The Patience of Hope" (1862); "In War Time and Other Poems" (1864); "The Tent on the Beach and Other Poems" (1867); "Among the Hills and Other Poems" (1869); "Miriam and Other Poems" (1871); "The Pennsylvania Pilgrim, and Other Poems" (1872); "Hazel-Blossoms" (1875); and "The Vision of Echard and Other Poems" (1878). A Quaker who edited a number of newspapers and spent time as a Massachusetts legislator, Whittier invested as much passion in his abolitionist campaigning as he did in his poetry. But in Day's words, "Whittier won his place in New England literary circles by his genuine poetic talent and his felicity in detailing the homey aspects of New England life. Along with Thoreau, he favored life in the country, and celebrated his rural environment in much of his poetry. . . . The topical poetry that established his fame has lost much of its pertinency, but the wholesome simplicity and convincing vitality of his rural lyrics still attract 20th century readers." Besides a group of works by an important American poet, the present item represents, especially for this catalogue, an assemblage of unusually well-preserved publisher's cloth bindings, each in an attractive case made by a long-lived name in English binding. The London bindery of William Root & Son consistently turned out excellent work, both on fine bindings and on trade bindings of multi-volume sets. Packer lists the firm in business in Red Lion Square in 1899-1901, and the December 1942 issue of "The Rotarian" notes with regret that Root had been bombed out of their premises on Paternoster Row during the 1941 Blitz.. Octavos of varying sizes. 14 FIRST EDITIONS. Publisher's blind-stamped cloth, (later) glassine dust wrappers, TWO VOLUMES UNOPENED. In excellent matching burgundy morocco-backed clamshell boxes by W. Root & Son, backs with raised bands, gilt compartments with central floral sprig and gilt titling, marbled lining.Half the spines a little sunned, occasional small spots or dents to boards, but THE ORIGINAL BINDINGS ESSENTIALLY UNWORN, UNUSUALLY CLEAN, AND WITH THEIR EMBOSSED DECORATION ESPECIALLY SHARP. Leaves a shade less than bright because of paper stock, but very clean, with only isolated trivial spots; overall A VERY FINE GROUP, especially well preserved in their attractive boxes.This is an excellent selection of the more substantial poetry and prose publications by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92), attractively presented and well protected in their bespoke clamshell boxes. The titles here are: "The Supernaturalism of New England" (1847); "Leaves from Margaret Smith's Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay" (1849); "Old Portraits and Modern Sketches" (1850); "Literary Recreations and Miscellanies" (1854); "The Panorama, and Other Poems" (1856); "Home Ballads and Poems" (1860); "The Patience of Hope" (1862); "In War Time and Other Poems" (1864); "The Tent on the Beach and Other Poems" (1867); "Among the Hills and Other Poems" (1869); "Miriam and Other Poems" (1871); "The Pennsylvania Pilgrim, and Other Poems" (1872); "Hazel-Blossoms" (1875); and "The Vision of Echard and Other Poems" (1878). A Quaker who edited a number of newspapers and spent time as a Massachusetts legislator, Whittier invested as much passion in his abolitionist campaigning as he did in his poetry. But in Day's words, "Whittier won his place in New England literary circles by his genuine poetic talent and his felicity in detailing the homey aspects of New England life. Along with Thoreau, he favored life in the country, and celebrated his rural environment in much of his poetry. . . . The topical poetry that established his fame has lost much of its pertinency, but the wholesome simplicity and convincing vitality of his rural lyrics still attract 20th century readers." Besides a group of works by an important American poet, the present item represents, especially for this catalogue, an assemblage of unusually well-preserved publisher's cloth bindings, each in an attractive case made by a long-lived name in English binding. The London bindery of William Root & Son consistently turned out excellent work, both on fine bindings and on trade bindings of multi-volume sets. Packer lists the firm in business in Red Lion Square in 1899-1901, and the December 1942 issue of "The Rotarian" notes with regret that Root had been bombed out of their premises on Paternoster Row during the 1941 Blitz.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA LOUISIANE.

      New Orleans. 1846-1847. - 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 Builder's Guide A Practical Treatise On Grecian And Roman Architecture, Together With Specimens Of The Gothic Style Also

      Case, Tiffany and Burnham, 1847 - B&W Illustrations; xx, 19-96, plates pages; 96 pages of text, 38 wood engravings and fifty lithographed plates, some double-paged. Frontis of Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford by Austin. A Greek Revival builder's guide which was very popular. Water stain whihc fades out after a few leaves. Scattered spotting but generally firm and clean. Cover warped along front edge. Goes into condsiderable depth portraying buiding techniques and mathematical calculations necessary. Contemporary brown calf leather. 14.75 x 11.5", 6 pounds. ; 6 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Traite theorique et pratique des maladies des yeux... Avec 78 figures intercalees dan le texte

      Paris: Germer Bailliere, 1847. First edition, pp. viii, 904; line illustrations and charts throughout; contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, some light foxing on a number of leaves, otherwise a fine copy, complete with the half-title. The author's principal work. After Carron du Villard's treatise, this is the second systematic textbook in French on disease of the eye. Desmarres was one of the leading French ophthalmologists of his day and made a number of important contributions to ophthalmic surgery. Garrison-Morton 5863; Wellcome II, p. 457.

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        Les parens pauvres

      Louis Chlendowski pour les six premiers volumes|& Pétion pour les six derniers volumes 1847 - - Louis Chlendowski pour les six premiers volumes & Pétion pour les six derniers volumes, Paris 1847-1848, 13x21,5cm, 12 volumes reliés. - Edition originale en librairie des deux romans "La cousine Bette" et "Le cousin Pons" après la parution en feuilletons dans "Le Constitutionnel". Reliures à la bradel en plein cartonnage bleu, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, pièces de titre de cartonnage terre de Sienne, tranches mouchetées, reliures postérieures. Quelques petites rousseurs affectant principalement les gardes de certains volumes, une ombre laissée par une coupure de presse sur la première garde du sixième volume. Rare et agréable ensemble. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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, subsequent 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. Rare and pleasant together. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF PERU, WITH A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF THE CIVILIZATION OF THE INCAS.

      New York. . 1847 - Two volumes. xl,527; xix,547pp. plus map and facsimile. Portrait in each volume. Half titles. Original cloth. Minute wear at extremities. Scattered foxing. A very good copy. First edition of this "classic narrative history, a landmark when it first appeared in 1847, and a source of profit and pleasure to this day" (Griffin). BAL refers to copies such as this one, with no printer's imprint present on the copyright page of the first volume, as "State B" of the two states of the first edition issued (no priority between the two is given). BAL 16346. GRIFFIN 2975. SABIN 65272.

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        Dombey and Daughter: a moral fiction.

      Thomas Farris. [1847] - FIRST EDITION. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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 &apos;Judge and Jury&apos; 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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        Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1847 - Volume I only of II. Complete with half title and map Octavo. original printed paper wrappers. We have been searching 20 years for Part II and, if circumstances permit, are prepared to look for 20 more. [BAL 13656.]. Chipped along spine with slight loss of text, otherwise excellent First American edition, the rare issue in wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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. &#150; 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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        [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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        HALF-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF GENERAL GEORGE TALCOTT, ACCOMPANIED BY THREE SIGNED MANUSCRIPT ITEMS].

      New York. [ca. 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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