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        Album of Sketches aboard HMS Calypso in South America and the Pacific.

      at sea: 1847. Oblong watercolour album of 20 sheets, well preserved in original papered boards with green calf backstrip. Album of evocative views of Central America and the Pacific by an unknown artist, recording the 1847 cruise of HMS Calypso in the Pacific and South America. The album includes two Pacific island sketches. The first is a detailed pen and was view of a harbour among the Vavau Islands (Tongan group), with detail of foreshore dwellings and copra processing facilities. The second is a little more enigmatic, depicting a portly fellow and his companion beneath an enormous grenadier with a shako with the inscription "To be seen every Sunday Evening until further notice in the Governor's Garden's Tahiti".South American dwellings, interiors and maritime scenes are rendered in an amateur yet sensitive style. One striking harbour scene in sepia pen and ink bears a detailed inscription recording the accidental shooting death of an able seaman aboard the Calypso in January 1847 and his subsequent burial.Although the identity of the artist remains unknown the front endpaper is inscribed 'William L. Shaw from P.K. Lorke, Oxford Street, London.'. Some leaves loose.

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         Répertoire d'optique moderne ou analyse complète des travaux modernes relatifs aux phénomènes de la lumière

      Paris, Franck, 1847-1850, 4 vol. in 8°, ill. de figures in t., demi-basane marron époque à coins, dos lisse orné, qq. ff. brunis. Edition originale de cet important ouvrage. Le père jésuite Moigno, enseigna les mathématiques, puis exilé en Suisse en 1830 il travaille avec le mathématicien Cauchy, de retour en France il publie son Répertoire d'optique moderne, qui contient une analyse des travaux de Cauchy sur la théorie mathématique de la lumière, l'optique minéralogique, les couleurs en elles-mêmes et dans les corps, l'action chimique de la lumière, les couleurs accidentelles ou subjectives, la persistance des images, le contraste, la lumière considérée dans son action sur des appareils autres que l'oeil, les rayons chimiques, l'histoire de la photographie, Becquerel, Moser, Fizeau, Daguerre, etc... Il est un des premiers sinon le premier à utiliser un appareil de projection dans ses conférences dès 1863. ¶ Sotheran I, 3024 A valuable historical account of modern optical theories, chiefly from the beginning of the XIX century to the date of its publication, and containing complete analyses of memoirs on this subject published in French, English, German, American, and Italian scientific journals. - Honeyman V, 2238.

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        Autograph letter signed "G. Verdi" to the librettist Francesco Piave concerning Jérusalem.

      3 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Paris, September 3, 1847. On stationery with a small crest blindstamped to upper right corner. In Italian (with translation). Verdi explains that Jérusalem, a French adaptation of I Lombardi, will be similar to Rossini's adaptation of Mosè in Egitto. His work for the Opéra prevents him from writing a work for Venice, and he confesses that he would rather not write an opera for the publisher Francesco Lucca. Although his health has improved, he is extremely tired. He gives his regards to numerous friends. "I received your dearest letter with great joy and am mortified that I did not answer the one you sent to London. Anyway, I cannot write this Carnevale in Venice: I have a lot to do here for the Opéra. I will certainly not write the Gastone, as you say, but it will be an adaptation of I Lombardi, adding new pieces, and adjusting it here and there as Rossini did with the new Mosè, etc. ... Regarding the libretto, I will try to do my best not to disappoint you, but I cannot promise you anything now because I have no time to think about what I will do. I would do anything to get rid of Lucca's opera... Oh, if only I could not work!! Do you understand this fine word? ... Not to work..." Very slightly worn and foxed; creased at folds; occasional smudging, not affecting legibility. "Verdi's adaptation of I Lombardi as Jérusalem was his first attempt to conquer the all important stage of the Paris Opéra. This letter gives a vivid impression of his life at the height of his 'anni di galera', when his operas were in such demand that he exhausted himself fulfilling commissions. The wife of the impresario Francesco Lucca had told Verdi that her husband was unable to sleep for the fact that he had not been able to have one of Verdi's operas for his house. Finally Verdi agreed to write Il corsaro for Lucca, an opera with a libretto by Piave, that the composer felt to be something of a potboiler." Sotheby's auction catalogue, December 1, 1994. Jérusalem was first performed at the Opéra on November 26, 1847 and Il Corsaro at the Teatro Grande in Trieste on October 25, 1848. Piave (1810-1876) and Verdi "began a long and successful collaboration from Ernani (1844) to La forza del destino (1862). During these years Piave supplied Verdi with the texts for I due Foscari (1844), Macbeth (1847), Il corsaro (1848), Stiffelio (1850), Rigoletto (1851), La traviata (1853), Simon Boccanegra (1857) and Aroldo (1857)... [He] had a wide vocabulary and a facile pen, and an uncanny ability for turning Verdi's drafts into verse with an economy of words that satisfied Verdi's insistence on brevity and provided him with the striking, illuminating expressions he sought. It was Piave's willingness to meet Verdi's detailed requirements which provided the basis of their work together, and it is on this partnership that his reputation as a librettist must rest." John Black in Grove Music Online.

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        Atlas National Illustré des 86 Départements et des Possessions de la France. Divisé par Arrondissements, Cantons et Communea.

      Gestochenes Titelblatt, eine statistische Tafel und 100 grenzkolorierte Stahltstich-Karten. Späterer Halbleder-Einband (Titelblatt u. stat. Tafel mit Knickspuren. Papier teils an den unbedruckten Rändern etwas fleckig. Gutes Exemplar!) Querformat 39x56 cm * Enthält 86 Karten der Departements, 7 Karten mit franzöischen Kolonialbesitzen, France en 1847, Europe, Asie, Afrique, Amérique Septentrionale u. Méridionale, Océanie. Titelblatt mit Porträts von Karl d. Großen u. Napoleon sowie Kriegszenen. Die dekorativen Kartenblätter sind jeweils von einer Rahmenbordüre eingefasst mit Landschafts- u. Ortsansichten, Porträts, Trachten, Handwerk etc.

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        My Marine Memorandum Book.

      London: T.C. Newby, Parry & Co.,, 1847. 3 volumes, octavo (194 × 114 mm) Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, edges sprinkled red. Ex-subscription library copy - Gillies of Edinburgh, with their attractive letterpress bookplates to the front pastedowns - a little worn, spines professionally restored, no half-titles, occasional spotting, but overall a very good copy. First edition, second issue, two years after the first, with cancel titles. At the age of 15 Jennings "contributed several anonymous sea-sketches" (ODNB) to the Metropolitan Magazine under the editorship of Frederick Marryat. He is now better known as an occultist, the author of a supposedly authoritative history of the Rosicrucians, and numerous works on phallic worship. The present work is described by Sadleir as "a hotch-potch of a book. Vol. I consists of nineteen chapters of a single narrative - in fact the story Felicia Wayland or the Cuba Merchant ? Vols. II and III contain a series of stories and sketches about sailormen and life at sea." Whatever the content this is an uncommon piece, OCLC lists just 7 copies, COPAC adding one further, at Oxford, not in BL.

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        Account of a New Anaesthetic Agent as a Substitute for Sulphuric Ether in Surgery and Midwifery

      1847. 23 pp. 8vo, modern morocco, a.e.g. Edinburgh: Sutherland & Knox; London: S. Highley, 1847. Second edition ("Third Thousand"), published three days after the first, with the postscript which appears in this printing for the first time. This paper announced the discovery of chloroform as an anesthetic.The first printed announcement of the discovery bears a postscript dated November 12, and has the title Notice of a New Anæsthetic Agent; it has 22 pages, and only the Edinburgh publisher Sutherland & Knox in the imprint. The present second edition, sometimes called a second issue but the text was actually reset, has a postscript dated three days later (November 15th). It has 23 pages, the London publisher Samuel Highley included in the imprint, and textual changes, including an additional paragraph at the end stating that Simpson had successfully used chloroform in fifty cases to date. The title was changed to Account..., giving a less ephemeral air to the publication. "James Young Simpson was a professor of midwifery at the University of Edinburgh. He was the first to appreciate the value of chloroform as an anesthetic. In this pamphlet, Simpson describes his discovery of the narcotic effects of chloroform through self-experimentation with his assistants Dr. George Keith and Dr. Mathews Duncan on November 4, 1847. He then, on November 8, gave chloroform to an obstetric patient. Two days later, on November 10, Simpson reported the narcotic effects of chloroform before the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh... "Simpson published his findings between November 12 and 15. The November 12 version, 'Notice of a New Anaesthetic Agent,' did not report any use of chloroform. The November 15 version, now called 'Account of a New Anaesthetic Agent,' contained a postscript reporting four surgical uses of chloroform."-Sim, The Heritage of Anesthesia, p. 80. Nice copy. Very short tear to blank portion of title. Ownership inscription of William Alexander Greenhill (1814-94), physician to the Radcliffe Infirmary and pioneer in sanitary reform, dated Jan. 1848.? Lilly, Notable Medical Books, 201. Garrison-Morton 5657 refers to the 3-page article by Simpson in the London Medical Gazette which appeared about a week after this paper. Fulton & Stanton VI.1.

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        [TLS] Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor

      [TLS] Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor ( 1847-1931) (1) pp. letter dated November 22, 1926, marked "Confidential" to Mr. Will H. Hays, President, Motion Picture Producers and Dist. Of America, Inc. typed on his personal laboratory stationery measuring approx. 9 ½" x 8 ½" He had turned down a visit to California in the winter as he always resided in his winter home in Florida. He explains he was doing experiments on the rubber tree plant and all research was progressing. He envisioned America never being cut off of its rubber supply in case of war. Signed and with two corrections in his hand.

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        PAMJATNAJA KNIZKA ZA 1848 GOD.

      St Petersburg: Voennaja Tipografija 1847 - Octavo (12 x 8 cm / 4.7 x 3.1 inches): [1 ff. blank], 1 f. engraved title, 4 pp. index, 1 f. section title, 462 pp., 6 pp. (un-paginated), 4 ff. calendar leaves, 1 f. blank., plus 17 steel engraved plates (interspersed, un-paginated), Collation Complete; contemporarily dark blue morocco and matching slipcase, both with elaborate debossed gold leaf ornamentation and title in Cyrillic to spine (Very Good, some leaves with very mild staining, slipcase slightly rubbed at corners). An exceptionally decorative mid-19th Century Russian Almanac, bound in fine dark blue morocco with elaborate gilt tooling, from the library of the Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia. This highly decorative pocket almanac, printed in St. Petersburg, is richly illustrated and features a contemporary fine blue morocco binding, with matching slipcase, both debossed with elaborate gold leaf ornamentation. The book is graced by the ex-libris of the Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia. The present work, is part of a series of almanacs called Pamjatnaja Knizka (‘Smart booklets’) that were printed in St. Petersburg from the late 1830s until the Russian Revolution of 1917, of which the early editions (such as the present example) are quite rare. The finely rendered steel engravings within depict iconic Russian resorts and buildings, while the text pages include calendar leaves and lists of the members of the Russian Imperial court. The present example possesses an especially august provenance, bearing the bookplate of the Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (German: Olga Nikolajewna Romanowa) (1822 – 1892). Olga was second daughter of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia (reigned 1825-55) and Charlotte of Prussia. On July 13, 1846, she married Crown Prince Charles of Württemberg in St. Petersburg and in 1864 she received the title of Queen Consort of Württemberg, when her husband ascended the throne. Olga Nikolaeva dedicated her life to social causes, especially to the education of girls and the building of hospitals. She was also one of the founders of the Russian church in Stuttgart. The present example of a Pamjatnaja Knizka is exceptionally fine, with a royal provenance and a lovely decorative binding. The early editions of the almanacs, such as the present example (printed in 1847), rarely appear on the market, while very few institutional examples are recorded.

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        Trial for Murder. The People vs. James K. Polk. Counsel for the People

      1847. A Mock Trial of President Polk [Trial]. [Polk, James Knox (1795-1849)]. Poole, Fitch. Trial for Murder. The People vs. James K. Polk. Counsel for the People J.Q. Adams.... For Prisoner, John Tyler. Principal Witnesses: Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Caleb Cushing, Alex. Slidell McKenzie, Com. Conner, Nicholas P. Trist, Elihu Burritt, Francis Baring Ashburton, Robert Peel, John Russell, Mrs. Victoria G. Coburg, Duke of Wellington, Louis Philippe, Stanislaus Nicholas, Thomas Ritchie, Geo. M. Dallas, Thomas H. Benton, John C. Calhoun, Wm. L. Marcy, Marcus Morton, Martin Van Buren. Boston: Published by S. Harris, 1847. [iii], 4-16 pp. Large woodcut title-page vignette. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed self-wrappers, spine reinforced with cloth, untrimmed edges. Light toning, partial crack through spine, minor edgewear and small chips to a few leaves. Tiny ink marking with burn-through to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. Rare. * First edition. An early example of American anti-war propaganda, not in usual Mexican-American War sources. A mock trial of President Polk for "murders" committed during the Mexican-American War. Witnesses include Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Nicholas P. Trist, Martin van Buren, and several other more minor ones, including a Russian count and a French lady. Among Polk's defenses is Congress's complicity for declaring war and temporary insane. The trial ends with a hung the jury because Mr. S. Carolina holds out for acquittal, much to the disgust of other jurors, such as Mr. Virginia and Mr. Massachusetts. The case is continued and Polk remanded to jail. OCLC locates seven copies worldwide, none in a law library. Not in Sabin.

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        Autograph musical quotation signed. Stockholm, 23. VI. 1847.

      1847. 4to. 1/3 p. Four bars "allegretto", dedicated to his friend Melbye (apparently the Danish marine painter Anton Melbye, 1818-75).

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church.

      The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1847 - Large folio (17 3/8" x 11 1/4"), printed in red and black; the Babworth Church copy, with "Babworth Church, 1849" stamped in gilt on front panel; bound in full black morocco, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. "According to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland: Together with The Psalter, or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches; and the form and manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of Bishops, Priests and Deacons. Printed by John W. Parker, University printer. "The Order for Morning Prayer" section a little browned, two leaves with closed tears and fore-corners chipped, with loss of three words. [Bound with]: "A New Version of the Psalms of David, fitted to the tunes used in churches. By Tate and Brady." Cambridge: John W. Parker, 1838. A magnificent tome in a beautiful contemporary fine binding. "Prior to the Norman Conquest, in 1066, Babworth (Babvrde) was part of the King's manor of Bodmeschell. Babworth parish church, All Saints, is quintessentially English and is surrounded by greenery. The church is about 900 years old. It is a small structure with a tower steeple with three old bells (to which were added three newly cast bells in the late 1950s) and a clock, a nave, chancel and a porch. Babworth is well known for its connection with the Pilgrim Fathers - the early settlers of the Plymouth Colony in present-day Massachusetts, USA. Richard Clyfton was parson here between 1586 and 1605. Two of his friends were William Brewster and William Bradford, both passengers aboard The Mayflower." (Wikipedia).

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        MILITIA AND PATROL LAWS, OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF LAW.

      Tallahassee: Office of the Floridian, 1847. - 28pp. Original blue printed wrappers. Spine chipped, minor soiling, old ink call number on front cover. Minor foxing, very good. The first rules governing the militia for the new state of Florida, with the first act establishing and organizing the militia in 1846, with subsequent acts laying out the duties of various officers and the rules governing the militia. Very rare: Servies records one copy at the University of Florida's P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History; OCLC records only five others. SERVIES 3239. AII (FLORIDA) 281. McMURTRIE (FLORIDA) 142. OCLC 28826102.

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        Ulalume, First Appearance in Print. In: the American Review: a Whig Journal of Politics, Literature , Art and Science, No. Xxxvi, December, 1847, Pp. 599-600

      George H. Colton. Good. 1847. 1st Printing. Paperback. The entire issue, bound in original wraps, scarce thus. Front cover is chipped along fore-edge, small stain at top margin. Spine is rubbed and worn along both edges, with part of the backstrip peeled off. Contents are excellent, with clean, unfoxed pages except for one page that is heavily browned. Binding is tight. . The author of Ulalume is unnamed in the journal. Not naming some authors or using pseudonyms was a common contemporary practice, and this publication is actually the first appearance in print of Poe's well-known and influential poem (Heartman, p. 146). . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. U2 .

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        Yoka Hiroku [Trans.: Secret Records of Surgery]

      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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        Account of a New Anaesthetic Agent as a Substitute for Sulphuric Ether in Surgery and Midwifery

      23 pp. 8vo, modern morocco, a.e.g. Edinburgh: Sutherland & Knox; London: S. Highley, 1847. Second edition ("Third Thousand"), published three days after the first, with the postscript which appears in this printing for the first time. This paper announced the discovery of chloroform as an anesthetic. The first printed announcement of the discovery bears a postscript dated November 12, and has the title Notice of a New Anæsthetic Agent; it has 22 pages, and only the Edinburgh publisher Sutherland & Knox in the imprint. The present second edition, sometimes called a second issue but the text was actually reset, has a postscript dated three days later (November 15th). It has 23 pages, the London publisher Samuel Highley included in the imprint, and textual changes, including an additional paragraph at the end stating that Simpson had successfully used chloroform in fifty cases to date. The title was changed to Account…, giving a less ephemeral air to the publication. "James Young Simpson was a professor of midwifery at the University of Edinburgh. He was the first to appreciate the value of chloroform as an anesthetic. In this pamphlet, Simpson describes his discovery of the narcotic effects of chloroform through self-experimentation with his assistants Dr. George Keith and Dr. Mathews Duncan on November 4, 1847. He then, on November 8, gave chloroform to an obstetric patient. Two days later, on November 10, Simpson reported the narcotic effects of chloroform before the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh… "Simpson published his findings between November 12 and 15. The November 12 version, 'Notice of a New Anaesthetic Agent,' did not report any use of chloroform. The November 15 version, now called 'Account of a New Anaesthetic Agent,' contained a postscript reporting four surgical uses of chloroform."-Sim, The Heritage of Anesthesia, p. 80. Nice copy. Very short tear to blank portion of title. Ownership inscription of William Alexander Greenhill (1814-94), physician to the Radcliffe Infirmary and pioneer in sanitary reform, dated Jan. 1848. ? Lilly, Notable Medical Books, 201. Garrison-Morton 5657 refers to the 3-page article by Simpson in the London Medical Gazette which appeared about a week after this paper. Fulton & Stanton VI.1.

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        A treatise on the inhalation of the vapour of ether, for the prevention of pain in surgical operations

      London: Webster & Co., 1847. Robinson, James (1813-62). A treatise on the inhalation of the vapour of ether, for the prevention of pain in surgical operations . . . [6], 63pp.; lacking half-title. Text illustration. London: Webster & Co., 1847. 203 x 128 mm. Half morocco gilt, marbled boards in period style, all edges gilt. One or two marginal notes in a contemporary hand. Fine copy apart from the missing half-title. First Edition of the First Textbook of Anesthesia, preceding John Snow’s On the Inhalation of the Vapour of Ether in Surgical Operations by five months. Rare on the market, with no auction records going back to the 19th century. This is the first copy we have handled in our 50+ years in the trade. The first public demonstration of ether anesthesia, as is well known, was made on October 16, 1846 by William T. G. Morton, who administered ether during a surgical operation at Massachusetts General Hospital. Robinson, a prominent British dentist, learned of this momentous event from his friend and neighbor Dr. Francis Boott, who in early December had received a letter from American physician Jacob Bigelow giving an account of â€

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        The Ingoldsby ledgends Or Mirth And Marvels By Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire. First - Third Series.

      London, Richard Bentley, 1840-1847. - First Editions; Demy 8vo; pp. Vol.1. x, 338, [ii]; Vol. II. xii, 288; Vol. III. x, 364; nineteen inserted plates comprising seventeen etchings by Buss (one), George Cruikshank (eight), and John Leech (eight), and two engraved portraits of Barham, a handsome set in modern crushed morocco raised bands gilt decoration, title lettered in gilt on spines, top edges gilt, with the original cloth bound in at the back of each volume; page 236 is blank (printed slip found inserted in some published copies which have page 236 blank is not present in this copy), fine set. Material original published in Bentley's Miscellany, collected in book form in three volumes (1840- 1847). Barham's collection of humorous and sometimes macabre stories is illustrated in the edition by three of the most accomplished caricaturists of the Victorian era.

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        Le Poil de la prairie.

      Boulé, Paris 1847 - In-8 (249 x 162 mm), 5 fois 34 pp. Maroquin rouge, double filet à froid encadrant les plats, dos à nerfs orné en caisson du chiffre couronnéd'Hervey de Saint-Denys, date en pied, double filet doré sur les coupes, large dentelle sur les chasses, tranches peignées à l'imitation des gardes, petites taches sur es plats (R. Petit, 1852). Édition originale de la traduction française. Avoir "le poil de la prairie" désigne une personne récemment sortie de son village, qui ne connaît pas les usages du monde. Cette expression a pour origine les chevaux de la campagne qui vivent continuellement au milieu des pâturages, et dont les crins ne sont jamais taillés Cette comédie espagnole en 5 actes de Breton de Los Herreros fut représentée pour la première fois à Paris le 24 avril 1847. Elle donne à rire des tribulations de Don Frutos, brave campagnard aragonais complètement dépaysé à Madrid, qui préfère sa peau de mouton aux habits élégants et la musique de ses chiens dans la montagne que d’aller bâiller à l’opéra. Se heurtant à chaque pas contre les exigences de la civilisation, il finit par briser ce réseau de séductions perfides dont l’entoure une femme ruinée pour lui faire épouser sa fille. Le renouveau de la comédie espagnole. Breton de los Herreros (1796-1873) est né dans un petit village des frontières de la Navarre. Il fut un des plus ingénieux promoteurs du renouveau de la comédie espagnole. ‹‹ Breton de los Herreros offre de nos jours, en Espagne, le type rajeuni de la comédie spirituelle, vive et mordante, qui néglige l’action pour se jouer dans les détails, qui éblouit par l’inépuisable abondance de la moquerie et par la variété des tons, qui surprend par la promptitude et la justesse du trait, et fait jaillir la gaieté comme une étincelle imprévue, — de la comédie, en un mot. ›› Charles de Mazade. En cinq exemplaires. Ce volume est composé de 5 exemplaires du même ouvrage, tiré chacun sur un papier de couleur différente. Blanc, jaune, vert, turquoise et bleu. L'exemplaire du traducteur. Ce recueil porte au dos de la reliure les chiffres "HSD" du traducteur Hervey de Saint-Denis, surmontés de sa couronne de marquis et du buste d'un centaure armé de son gourdin. Marie-Jean-Léon Le Coq, baron d'Hervey de Juchereau, marquis de Saint-Denys, né le 5 mai 1822 à Paris où il est mort le 2 novembre 1892, fut un important professeur de langues et civilisations chinoises, a traduit des ouvrages espagnols et fut passionné par ses recherches personnelles sur les rêves et le sommeil. Il fut élu membre de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres en 1878. Charles de Mazade, La Comédie moderne en Espagne, Revue des Deux Mondes, 1847, T.19. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Priape et la comtesse

      103 pp. Paris, Jules Lainé, 1847, in-12, 103 pp, reliure de l'époque, dos à nerfs de maroquin rouge, titre doré, tranches dorées, "A quoi pense une jeune fille au lit. Étrange résultat d'un rêve à dix-huit ans" Édition originale du poème en alexandrins d'Antony Méray, historien médiéviste et bibliophile. Il travailla avec Viollet-le-Duc à la popularisation de l'histoire du Moyen Age. Bel exemplaire de ce rare poème courtois écrit dans le gout médiéval, au dix-neuvième siècle.

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        Das Haardtgebirge und seine Umgebungen. Ein Führer für Fremde und Einheimische.

      Neustadt an der Haardt Gottschick [] 1847 - 177 S. Mit gestochenem Faltpanorama von G. C. Lambert, 2 Stahlstichtafeln und kolorierter lithographischer Faltkarte. 8° (22,5 x 14,5 cm). Leinwand der Zeit mit Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. - Handbuch für Reisende durch die Pfalz. Die Schrift "wird die verschiedenen Reisezwecke ins Auge fassen und neben den Schönheiten der Natur und der Geschichte der Vorzeit gebührende Rücksicht auf die Zustände der Gegenwart, namentlich auf die productiven, industriellen und merkantilischen Verhältnisse des Landes nehmen" (S. 7). - Komplett mit der Karte und dem meist fehlenden prachtvollen "Panorama des Haardt-Gebirgs" (22 x 155 cm) von Bergzabern bis Grünstadt mit hübscher Personenstaffage und der Eisenbahn bei Neustadt. Die Stahlstichtafeln zeigen die Maxburg bei Hambach und die Wasser- und Molken-Heilanstalt bei Bad Gleisweiler. - Leicht gebräunt und stellenweise wenig stockfleckig, die Karte im Bund minimal eingerissen. Einband wenig bestoßen. Gutes Exemplar. *Engelmann, Bibliotheca geographica, 541. Gewicht (Gramm): 400 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recherches sur la teinture. [1re série : Recherches physiques. 2e série : Recherches physico-chimique. 3e série : Recherches chimiques]

      3 parties en 1 volume in-8 de Paris, Martinet, 1847, , 3 parties en 1 volume in-8 de (4), 80, 12, 160 pages et 2 planches, demi-chagrin vert de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle, dos à 5 nerfs, Unique édition, rare, de cette mise en recueil de mémoires ou d'extraits d'ouvrages lus ou parus entre 1828 et 1846 traitant de la théorie du contraste simultané des couleurs, des effets optiques des étoffes de soie, de la théorie des teintures et de leurs différentes espèces. Ouvrage mal relié, les 64 premières pages de la troisième partie furent disposé à la fin du volume, sinon bon exemplaire, à l'intérieur propre. Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889), chimiste et directeur de la manufacture des Gobelins, mécontent du rendu visuel des couleurs des tapisseries fabriquées à Paris, chercha une solution, par le biais de la chimie, en étudiant la fixation des pigments, mais s'apercevant que le problème résidait dans une appréciation visuelle des couleurs, il proposa une nouvelle étude, novatrice, basée sur l'optique. Il aboutit ainsi à la formulation de la "loi du contraste simultané des couleurs" publiée en 1839. Tous ses travaux sur les phénomènes de la couleur restent fondamentaux et sont très recherchés.

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        Traité de l'hystérie

      (8), 516pp. Paris & Lyon, J.B. Baillière & Ch. Savy, 1847, in-8, (8), 516pp, broché, PREMIERE EDITION, enrichie d'un ENVOI de l'auteur au docteur Carrier de Lyon. Ouvrage dans lequel Jean-Louis Brachet (1789-1858) présente l'hystérie comme une affection convulsive, presque exclusive à la femme. Il place son siège dans le système nerveux cérébral et surtout le pneumogastrique. Selon lui, elle serait causée par l'irritation de divers organes, l'utérus en particulier ; mais elle pourrait aussi être provoquée par un choc émotif. Couverture frottée et ternie. Ex-libris du docteur Carrier à Lyon. SEMELAIGNE, I, pp. 166-167.

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        Pharmacopée raisonnée. Traité de pharmacie pratique et théorique

      de (4), 800 pages et 22 Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1847, in-8, de (4), 800 pages et 22 planches, demi-veau blond de l'époque, dos plat orné, Troisième édition revue et considérablement augmentée 22 planches représentant le matériel utilisé par les pharmaciens. Bon exemplaire, à l'intérieur assez propre.

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        Specielle Pathologie und Therapie nach dem Vortrag des Directors Günther sen. ( Abschrift Hannover, 18. September 1847 durch F. W. Heitmüller. Band 1-2 cpl. )

      ( Wohl aus der Tierärztlichen Hochschule Hannovers. Johann Heinrich Friedrich Günther war von 1847 bis 1858 hier Direktor. Unter seiner Leitung wurde ein wissenschaftlich fundierter Unterricht eingeführt ). Band 1 + 2 mit zusammen 1084 handgeschriebenen Seiten sowie 6 n.n. Blättern alphabetischem Inhaltsverzeichnis über die 2 vorliegenden Bände. Jeweils in Oln mit goldgeprägtem schmalen Einbandrücken und farbigem Rückenschildchen, 8 ( 21 x 18 cm ). Die akkurate Handschrift in deutscher Schreibschrift. Einbände etwas berieben, leicht fleckig, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, oberes Kapital von Band 1 etwas ausgefranst - unschöne Bibliotheksmarken auf dem schmalen Einbandrücken. Innen wiederholte gelöschte alte Bibliotheksstempel. Zusammen 2 Bände. ( Gesamtgewicht 1550 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Handbok i lustfyrverkeriet för dilettanter och vänner af denna konst.

      

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        The Bible gallery: portraits of women mentioned in scripture

      David Bogue, London 1847 - 18 delightful beautifully-coloured plates executed by the publisher (David Bogue). Some foxing. Binding tight, although hinges are cracked. Gift note (appears contemporary) glued to blank page facing title page. Pale cream calf leather originally stained dark cream with elaborate gilt decoration, now worn, particularly on spine Used - Good. Good hardback in embossed cream leather with gilt; [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Ancienne Auvergne et Le Velay. Histoire, Archéologie, Moeurs, Topographie ; Par Ad. Michel et une société d'artistes.

      Moulins, P.-A. Desrosiers, 1843-1847. - 3 tomes pour le texte et 1 atlas, in-folio, 2ff.-XXVIIIpp.-448pp. - 484pp. (y compris faux-titre & titre)-1f. - 264pp.-2ff. - 336pp. - atlas : 130 planches. Reliés en 4 volumes demi-chagrin cerise, dos à 5 nerfs avec chaînette dorée. (Reliures de l'époque). A l'instar de L'Ancien Bourbonnais, publié une dizaine d'années auparavant, L'Ancienne Auvergne et le Velay est un luxueux monument littéraire et typographique, dans la lignée des grandes entreprises éditoriales romantiques instaurées par le baron Taylor. Devant l'ouvrage achevé, Jules Janin se serait écrié "Je croyais qu'il n'y avait plus de bénédictins en France !". Les deux premiers volumes renferment l'Histoire de l'Auvergne d'Adolphe Michel, maître d'oeuvre de la publication, et auteur de plus de la moitié de L'Ancien Bourbonnais. Le tome 3 est le "Voyage Pittoresque dans la Basse-Auvergne" de Doniol, à la date de 1847 : éléments d'histoire naturelle, importants chapitres sur les dialectes et patois, la littérature et les arts traditionnels, les célébrités, châteaux, villes et sites pittoresques. Francisque Mandet est l'auteur du tome 4 : L'Ancien Velay, (1846) consacré essentiellement à l'histoire de cette province. Il est généralement relié à la suite du tome précédent. L'atlas contient ici 130 planches (sur un total de 146) : 19 (dont 4 en couleurs) sont gravées au trait par Schaal et donnent des relevés d'éléments de décoration ou architecturaux. Pour le reste, 111 magnifiques lithographies, souvent sur fond teinté, animées de personnages. Dessinées par Tudot, H. Durand, Bayot, Goutay. elles ont été lithographiées par Mathieu, Victor Petit, Tirpenne, Sabatier, etc. et montrent paysages, ruines et châteaux, sites pittoresques, églises, villes. Le texte est émaillé d'en-têtes, de lettrines et de culs-de-lampes dessinés par Émile Sagot et gravés sur bois. Voir : L'Art en Province tome V, p. 207 : Alary annonce la mise en oeuvre de L'Ancienne Auvergne et lance un appel aux rédacteurs ainsi qu'aux financiers. - L. Du Broc de Segange, idem, VII, p. 75 annonce la première livraison. - A. Dauvergne, idem VII, pp. 168-170 annonce la fin de la parution dans un élogieux article où il donne une description précise de l'ouvrage. - Exemplaire très frais, agréablement relié dans une teinte plus séduisante que les tons bronze ou noir habituels. 3 ou 4 gravures sont uniformément jaunies, les autres sont fraiches. L'atlas est malheureusement incomplet : 18 des planches mentionnées dans la table de l'éditeur sont absentes mais 4 qui ne figurent pas dans cette dernière sont ajoutées : "Bonnets et chapeaux", les portraits de Gerbert, de Pie VIII et de Savaron (pointage fourni). La carte manque également. La table imprimée manque, remplacée par un inventaire alphabétique calligraphié à l'époque. Cachet humide d'une congrégation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des chinesischen Reiches,

      Quedlinburg und Leipzig, Gottfried Basse, 1847. 2 Bände in einem Band, VIII, 256 Seiten; VI, 298 Seiten, 10 Tafeln (Tafel II bis XI), 8°, braunes Hldr der Zeit SEHR SELTEN! Geschichte der außereuropäischen Staaten. Herausgegeben von mehreren Gelehrten. Ordentliches Exemplar mit eingeklebtem und gestempeltem Besitzvermerk und Rückenschildern. Durchgehend teils stärker stockfleckig, der Buchrücken mit leichter Anplatzung Versand D: 5,00 EUR GR 45987, i

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        Marburg in Steiermark, seine Umgebung, Bewohner und Geschichte. 2 in einem Band.

      Graz, Druck und Papier von den Andr. Leykam’schen Erben, 1847. - Erstausgabe dieser äußerst seltenen ersten Monographie über Marburg in der Untersteiermark (Slowenien). - Einband etw. berieben. Titel m. kl. altem Namensstempel. Gebräunt u. stock- bzw. braunfleckig. - Schlossar 185; Kosch XII, 393; ÖBL VIII, 327. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 8°. 268; 239 S., Etw. späterer marmor. Ppbd. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ITINERARIO DI MARIN SANUDO PER LA TERRAFERMA NELL'ANNO MDCCCCLXXXIII

      1847. Padova Tipografia del Seminario 1847 4° Pagine 157 + LII Legatura 900esca in mezza pergamena. Titolo al dorso. Frontespizio + alcune pagine restaurate ab antiquo. Tre tavole fuori testo e alcune illustrazioni nel testo, in bianco e nero: le figure nel testo riproducono i disegni di mano del Sanudo relativi alla topografia di varie città sotto il dominio della Serenissima toccate nel corso dell'itinerario. Rarissima edizione originale. Si tratta del diario tenuto dal diciassettenne Marino Sanudo nel corso del viaggio compiuto al seguito del cugino Marco, con Piero Vitturi e Giorgio Pisani uno dei tre Sindici inquisitori inviati in missione dalla Repubblica di Venezia nei territori di terraferma ad essa assoggettati: la delegazione, partita dalla città lagunare, si diresse alle rive ferraresi del Po, per giungere ai confini del Ducato di Mantova e da qui al lago di Garda; attraversando poi il bresciano e il bergamasco, raggiunse il Trentino, per arrivare poi in Friuli ed, infine, in Istria. Un viaggio costituito da numerose tappe, tutte descritte e documentate con grande dovizia di particolari. Tra le località visitate Padova, Pieve di Sacco, Monselice, Este, Montagnana, Castelbaldo, Badia Polesine, Lendinara, Rovigo, Ficarolo, Castelnuovo, Melara, Legnago, Peschiera del Garda, Lonato del Garda, Brescia, Bergamo, Martinengo, Romano di Lombardia, Crema, Salò, Riva del Garda, Arco, Rovereto, Verona, Soave, Cologna, Lonigo, Vicenza, Marostica, Bassano, Cittadella, Noale, Mestre, Treviso, Asolo, Feltre, Belluno, Serravalle di Vittorio Veneto, Conegliano, Oderzo, Motta di Livenza, Portobuffolè, Sacile, Udine, Cividale del Friuli, Monfalcone, Marano, Aquileia, Capodistria, Pirano, Parenzo, Pola, Albona. Il viaggio toccò anche città non soggette al dominio veneziano, vale a dire Ferrara, Mantova, Trento e Pordenone. Lo storico inglese Rawdon Lubbock Brown rinvenne il manoscritto nella Biblioteca del Seminario di Padova e lo face stampare e proprie spese in un limitatissimo numero di copie, che rimangono tali sino alla successiva pubblicazione fatta dal Fulin alla fine dell'Ottocento

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        Autograph musical quotation signed. Vienna, 25. XI. 1847.

      1847. Oblong folio. 1 p. Inscribed to "Madame Marie Gordon": four bars from "Fragment d'une Etude" ("Andante").

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        Album mit Rheinansichten).

      Mainz, Victor von Zabern, () 1847 - Quer-4°. 19 Aquatinten, handkoloriert und teilw. gummiert. Rotes HLdr. d. Zt. Enthält folgende Ansichten: 1. Ohne Bezeichnung, 2. Der Dom zu Mainz (von Hand bez.), 3. Biebrich, 4. Bingen, 5. Bacharach (Bezeichnung von Hand überschrieben), 6. Die Pfalz und Caub, 7. Rheinfels und St. Goar, 8. Rheinstein, 9. Die Marksburg und Braubach, 10. Coblenz, 11. Godesberg und das Siebengebirge, 12. Bonn, 13. Cöln (diese auf Untgerlageblättern des Verlags v. Zabern mit gedruckter Bezeichnung, Grösse ca. 12,2 x 17,5 cm), 14.-15. Stolzenfels, 16. Ehrenbreitstein, 17.-19. Ems (von Hand bez.). Die Ansichten 1-2 und 14-19 sind ausgeschnitten und auf anderem Papier montiert, ohne Hinweis auf ihre Herkunft. Johann Jakob Tanner (geb. 1807 in Herisau), Zeichner und Aquatinastecher, war um 1847 in Mainz tätig. Von ihm gibt es "24 Rheinansichten von Mainz bis Köln", o.J. sowie "Andenken an den Rhein". Mainz, von Zabern, 1847. Die hier vorliegenden elf Blätter mit Verlagsbezeichnung stammen vermutlich aus dem letztgenannten Werk. - Unterlagenpapier z.Tl. stark gebräunt, die Ansichten in sattem Kolorit gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Os tres mosqueteiros.

      Rio de Janeiro, Typographia de Bintot, 1847. - 3 volumes in 1. 8°, contemporary calf (recased, later endleaves; stained, worn and repaired, but still sound), smooth spine missing labels, and with gilt mostly worn away. Scattered stains, corners at end of volume III frayed, with some loss of blank margin. In good condition. Signature on final blank verso of volume I of Bento Luis de Souza, dated 1873. 170 pp., (1 l.); 165 pp.; 163 pp. *** First edition in Portuguese? First Brazilian edition? This edition ends with Chapter 34 in the printed book, on the equipping of Aramis and Porthos. As we have not been able to find any reference to the present edition, it is impossible to say whether or not it is complete as published. However, this rather long novel would have been an ambitious publishing project in Portugal or Brazil at a time when there was a relatively small reading and book-buying public. Some of the other editions in Portuguese from the 1850s and 1860s seem to contain only part of the book, so it is entirely possible that what we have is all that was published at the time.The earliest Portuguese translation confirmed by Gonçalves Rodrigues is a Lisbon, 1851 edition. OCLC lists no Portuguese translation before 1900. Les Trois Mousquetaires first appeared in serial form from March to July of 1844.*** Not in Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal; cf. 7185 for the Lisbon, 1851 edition; cf. 5347 & 6282 for possible Portuguese editions of "antes 1841" (which is impossible, since this would predate the original French version), and 1845, whose existence he has been unable to verify. This edition not located in Porbase; no earlier Portuguese edition located in Porbase. No Portuguese translation located in Copac. Not located in the catalogues of a dozen or so important libraries in Brazil, including the Biblioteca Nacionall, Universidade de São Paulo Senado Federal, Biblioteca Municipal Mário de Andrade, and Instituto Histórico e Geográfico Brasileiro. NUC: Not located in NUC.@which lists no Portuguese edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FRANKEN. - Schultheis, Friedrich. Der Ludwig- Kanal. Seine Entstehung und Bedeutung als Handels-Strasse.

      Nbg. 1847 - 22 x 30 cm. 1 Bl., XVI, 158 S. Mit gestoch. Titel, 26 Stahlstichtafeln von Alexander Marx und 1 gestoch. Karte. HLdr. d. Zt. Lentner 8843; Pfeiffer 26701. - Geschätzt wegen der dekorativen Ansichten von Bamberg (3), Erlangen (3), Neumarkt, Nürnberg (3), Berching, Dietfurt, Forchheim u.a. - Einband bestoßen und berieben. Stellenweise gering stockfleckig und gebräunt ansonsten gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RHEIN. - Lange, L. Der Rhein und die Rheinlande von Mainz bis Köln in malerischen Original Ansichten von Ludwig Lange, in Stahl gestochen von Deutschlands ausgezeichnetsten Stahlstechern. Von einem historisch topographischen Text begleitet.

      Darmstadt, Lange 1847 - 23,5 x 15 cm. 346 S., 2 Bl. (Stahlstich-Verzeichnis). Mit gestoch. Titel und 102 Stahlstichtafeln von Poppel, Riegel, Willmann, Rohbock, Richter u.a. nach Lange. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rtit. Mit zahlreichen Ansichten von Andernach, Bacharach, Bonn, Koblenz, Köln, Laach, Mainz, Oberwesel, Remagen, Rheineck, Rüdesheim, Stolzenfels, Wiesbaden (jew. mehrere) sowie Altenburg, Asmannshausen, Bingen, Brühl, Godesberg, Limburg, Lorch, Rhens, Weilburg u.a. Vorgebunden: Karte von Rheinfranken, grenzkolorierte Lithographie bei Herder. Beiliegen zwei Stahlstiche von Ems und Ehrenbreitstein. - Ebd. leicht berieben. Einige Ansichten besonders im Rand, wie der Text, teils etwas gebräunt. Exlibris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY THE GENERAL MEETING OF ELECTORS, TO THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CITY AND DISTRICT OF MEXICO

      Mexico City: Printed by R. Rafael, 1847. 7pp. Dbd. Minor toning, soft vertical crease throughout. Very good. The English-language portion of a rare bilingual-printed Mexican pamphlet from the waning months of the Mexican- American War. The Spanish portion of eight pages was published with a separate title page as INSTRUCCIONES OTORGADAS POR LA JUNTA GENERAL DE ELECTORES A LOS REPRESENTANTES DE LA CIUDAD Y DISTRITO DE MEXICO. Ostensibly a short instructional guide for future elected representatives in Mexico, the work is also a bitter indictment of both American imperial expansion and ineffectual Mexican political authorities. The author rails against the "deplorable occupation" of the United States and also the "imbecile abandonment" by Mexican authorities. The article concludes with a list of seven guidelines for the formation of a new elected assembly. OCLC records just five bilingual copies, including the copy at the Biblioteca Nacional, which reports the Spanish and English portions separately. OCLC 2576135, 651382166, 651382169.

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        Eloge de feu M. le Maréchal comte Sérurier, Pair de France, Grand'Croix de l'Ordre royal et militaire de Saint-Louis, Grand'Croix de la Légion d'Honneur, réimprimé par ls soins de sa famille.

      Paris, typographie de Firmin Didot frères 1847 - in-8, 29 pp., maroquin cerise, dos à nerfs orné de doubles caissons à froid et de petits fleurons dorés, double encadrement de double filet à froid sur les plats avec fleurons dorés en écoinçon intérieur, bâtons de maréchaux croisés avec la date "1804" poussés au centre du plat supérieur, couronne comtale dorée au centre du plat inférieur, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, large dentelle intérieure, gardes doublées de tabis blanc moiré, un signet de tabis cerise sépare les deux opuscules à l'intérieur du volume (Gruel). Bel exemplaire. Seconde édition du discours prononcé à la Chambre des Pairs le jeudi 9 mars 1820, et qui avait déjà eu les honneurs de l'impression. On peut se demander qui a pris l'initiative de cette réimpression tirée à petit nombre et destinée à des proches : le maréchal, mort le 21 décembre 1819, et sa femme, décédée le 2 mars 1828, n'ayant pas eu d'enfants : sans doute les deux filles que le couple adopta à la fin de sa vie, Suzanne-Félicité Desprez-Sérurier (1795-1854) et Clarisse-Elisa Lanchamp (1799-1889). Un seul exemplaire au CCF (BnF). Relié à la suite : CHEVALIER (Michel) : Notice biographique sur feu M. le Comte Sérurier, Pair de France et ministre plénipotentiaire, Grand officier de la Légion d'honneur. Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1862, 41 pp. Il ne faut pas confondre le comte Louis-Barbe-Charles Sérurier (1775-1850) avec le maréchal, dont les prénoms étaient Jean-Mathieu-Philibert. Cousin de ce dernier, il connut une carrière exclusivement diplomatique, qui le conduisit aux Pays-Bas, au Brésil, aux Etats-Unis et en Belgique. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trial for Murder. The People vs. James K. Polk. Counsel for the People

      1847. Boston, 1847. 16 pages. Illustrated title page. A Mock Trial of President Polk [Trial]. [Polk, James Knox (1795-1849)]. Poole, Fitch. Trial for Murder. The People vs. James K. Polk. Counsel for the People J.Q. Adams.... For Prisoner, John Tyler. Principal witnesses: Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Caleb Cushing, Alex. Slidell McKenzie, Com. Conner, Nicholas P. Trist, Elihu Burritt, Francis Baring Ashburton, Robert Peel, John Russell, Mrs. Victoria G. Coburg, Duke of Wellington, Louis Philippe, Stanislaus Nicholas, Thomas Ritchie, Geo. M. Dallas, Thomas H. Benton, John C. Calhoun, Wm. L. Marcy, Marcus Morton, Martin Van Buren. Boston: Published by S. Harris, 1847. [iii], 4-16 pp. Large woodcut title-page vignette. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed self-wrappers, spine reinforced with cloth, untrimmed edges. Light toning, partial crack through spine, minor edgewear and small chips to a few leaves. Tiny ink marking with burn-through to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. Rare. $1,250. * First edition. An early example of American anti-war propaganda, not in usual Mexican-American War sources. A mock trial of President Polk for "murders" committed during the Mexican-American War. Witnesses include Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Nicholas P. Trist, Martin van Buren, and several other more minor ones, including a Russian count and a French lady. Among Polk's defenses is Congress's complicity for declaring war and temporary insane. The trial ends with a hung the jury because Mr. S. Carolina holds out for acquittal, much to the disgust of other jurors, such as Mr. Virginia and Mr. Massachusetts. The case is continued and Polk remanded to jail. OCLC locates seven copies worldwide, none in a law library. Not in Sabin.

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        Kaiserlicher Hofbrief von 1847 des Oberst-Hofmeisters I. M. der Kaiserin Mutter mit vollem Inhalt: In deren Namen von Wien nach Meran als Wertbrief.

      Wien, 1847 - Wien, 1847. Prachtvoll fünffach gesiegelt, feine Erhaltung. Deutsch

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        L'educazione del gelso compiuta in sette anni e dimostrata... Trattato pratico dedotto dalle esperienze di 25 anni... Con in fine un Saggio sulle siepi o piante a cespuglio.

      Cecchini, 1847. Cm. 31, pp. iv, 92 (10). Con 24 belle tavole fuori testo in litografia . Legatura coeva in cartoncino rigido marmorizzato. Qualche piccolo difetto al dorso ed un paio di piccole e trascurabili gore marginali (a poche pagine), peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Edizione originale ed unica, molto rara.

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        Der kleine Büffon. Pragmatische Naturgeschichte des Thierreichs für das Volk und die reifere Jugend. 3 Teile

      Müller, Stuttgart, 1847. XII, VI, 354, 508, 382 Seiten mit zusammen 70 (davon 36 colorierten) Stahlstich-Tafeln, Halbleder der Zeit (etwas berieben und bestoßen/2 Kapitale eingerissen/etwas stockfleckig/Name auf Vorsatz)

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        A canoe voyage up the Minnay Sotor; with an account of the lead and copper deposits in Wisconsin; of the gold region in the Cherokee country; and sketches of popular manners

      Richard Bentley, London 1847 - First edition, 2 volumes, 2 folding maps loosely inserted into integral chemise, lithographic fontispieces, illustrations in text throughout; original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt spines; volume 1 mostly fine, with some shelf wear to edges and corners; volume 2 a bit soiled, 1-inch loss to top of spine, not affecting text, bottom of spine and corners also worn, exposing boards; interior fine. A British scientist's geological reconnaissance through the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi Valley in 1835-37. Featherstonaugh began his journey in Washington, D.C. and traveled via Pittsburgh and Cleveland before visiting Detroit, and travelling by canoe on Lakes Huron and Michigan to Mackinac and Green Bay, thence via the Fox and Mississippi Rivers to Saint Anthony and Fort Snelling, where Featherstonhaugh's party ascended the Minnesota River as far as Lake Traverse on the Dakota border, and back again via Lake Pepin, Galena, and Saint Louis, and back through Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas. "Featherstonhaugh's principal interests on this portion of his tour were the Indians and the gold-mining operations in Georgia and North Carolina; and these items are described in considerable detail. He was much charmed with [John C.] Calhoun and [his] associates and surroundings at Fort Hill. It thus seems evident that he appreciated and was willing to recognize gentility when he found it, but that he regarded the rudeness and lack of discipline which he encountered on stages and steamboats as more typical of Southern society." --Clark III, 39. Howes F-67; Sabin 23959. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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