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        (Tschaturangavidjâ.): Literatur Des Schachspiels

      Wien (Vienna): Carl Gerold, 1847. x+402 with name index. Octavo (9" x 6") bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 16) First edition.Condition:Rebound, some staining to to gutters else a very good copy.

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        History Of The United States, Or Republic Of America: With A Chronological Table and a Series of Progressive Maps

      A.S.BARNES &CO Nº51 JOHN STREET 1847 - History Of The United States, Or Republic Of America: With A Chronological Table and a Series of Progressive Maps . A. S. Barnes & Co., New York, NY, 1847. Hardcover. 12 Maps. Ask for more Pictures if need.REF VITCOM [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Praktische Naturgeschichte des Menschen und der Säugethiere für Gebildete aller Stände. Text- und Tafelband.

      Mit meist in Stahl gestochenen und naturgetreu colorirten Abbildungen auf 91 Tafeln, (komplett), Leipzig, Verlag von Gebhardt & Reisland, 1847, (2 Blätter), 807 Seiten und 91 Tafeln, 26,5x18,5, Original-Halblederbände mit Rückentitel, bei beiden Bänden Name und Jahreszahl 1869 auf Vorsatz, Rücken etwas beschabt, Innengelenke aufgeplatzt, Textband fast durchgehend stockfleckig/gebräunt, Tafelband: Samthemdchen stockfleckig, Tafel 60 mit kleinem Randeinriß, Innengelenke aufgeplatzt, sonst nur geringe Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, zusammen 2 Bände

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        Guida artistica per la città di Genova

      Genova, Grondona, 1846-1847 - Genova, Grondona, 1846-1847 Due parti rilegate in tre volumi in 12°, bella legatura coeva in ½ vitello riccamente decorato al dorso in oro e a secco, pp. XCVI, 624, 1364, [884, (4), 476], completo delle14 tavole incise in rame su carta grave, come da avviso al legatore. Esemplare perfetto in legatura d'epoca (Fossati Bellani, 2658. 311). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aunt Carry's Ballads For Children: Adventures of a Wood Sprite; The Story of Blanche and Brutikin.

      Small 4to. Original forest green finely ribbed cloth prettily panelled in blind to both covers, and lettered in gilt to upper board, all edges gilt; pp. [iv], 5-53; with a total of 8 fine handcoloured lithographs, 4 of which have the charming original watercolours by John Absolon expertly laid down on paper and tipped-in alongside, 2 with accompanying tipped-in manuscript captions; a unique copy, from the library of L.G.E. Bell, with his tiny booklabel to front pastedown; externally very clean and sound with one small splash mark to centre of upper board and slight rubbing to bottom fore-corner of the same; internally, also, remarkably good, with a little light toning to stock and pale foxing to verso of a couple of plates. First edition. The four original watercolour illustrations for "The Story of Blanche and Brutikin" provide a telling contrast to the images in the engraved state and convey an energy and depth of emotional expression which is tempered in the printed version. The lithographs also include a considerable number of changes to the detail of the original artwork. John Absolon (1815-1895) was born in Lambeth. He studied under an Italian, Ferrigi, and began work as a portrait painter before being apprenticed to Grieve, the theatrical scene-painter. He went on to paint miniatures before turning his hand to children's book illustration: a genre in which he saw the most success. Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (1808-77) was the granddaughter of Irish playwright Thomas Sheridan and a famous society beauty, author and hostess. Her acrimonious estrangement from her bullying husband George Chapple Norton, who accused her of having an affair with the then Prime Minister Lord Melbourne, brought her even further into the public eye and steered her towards involvement in social reform. She was an early campaigner for rights for married and divorced women, especially with respect to custody of their children.

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      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street 1847. FIRST EDITION, early issue. COLONIAL PRINTING. Small 8vo. Pp. 286 with map and 16-page catalogue at rear. Publisher's red cloth, colonial binding and blocked as such in blind to covers, gilt titles to spine. Some minor wear to spine ends, backstrip a little toned, neat inscription to flyleaf. Very good indeed. Melville's debut novel, with rather a complex publication history; this copy is one of the early issues with the title page dated 1847, with corrected 'Pomare' text to page 19, line 1. BAL 13652.

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        South Australia Illustrated.

      London: Thomas M'Lean, 1847. Large folio, with hand coloured pictorial title-page and 60 hand coloured plates; half dark green morocco, marbled edges and cloth sides. George French Angas came to South Australia at the behest of his father, who had established the South Australian Company in 1836. Arriving in 1844, Angas began a series of extensive travels through South Australia, travelling through the Mount Lofty Ranges to the Murray River and down to Lake Coorong, sketching the countryside, native animals, and the customs and dwellings of the local indigenous people. Within months he joined the governor, George Grey, as unofficial artist on his expeditions to the southeast, faithfully sketching and recording the natural beauty of the eight-year-old colony.Angas returned to England in 1846 to publish his views of South Australia and held an exhibition at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, with a view to attracting subscriptions for the publication. The drawings were described by Angas as 'entirely executed on the spot, from Life and Nature', and he claimed they represented 'the Natives, with their Manners and Customs, and the Picturesque Scenery... with unexaggerated truth and fidelity' (Tregenza, George French Angas). The exhibition was highly acclaimed and Angas' publishers began the painstaking process of transferring his original watercolour drawings to lithographic stone.Angas' particular style in depicting scenes of town and bush is instantly recognisable; his sympathetic and knowledgeable observations of the Aborigines and his portrayal of the flora and fauna offer an outstanding romantic interpretation of the Australian landscape.A lovely copy of South Australia Illustrated, George French Angas' greatest achievement, and without doubt one of the most famous and most desirable of Australian colour plate books. Some slight ageing (as often), but an excellent copy.

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        Travels in Western Africa in 1845 andamp 1846

      

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        France Illustrated, Exhibiting its Landscape Scenery, Antiquities, Military and Ecclesiastical Architecture, &c.

      London: Fisher, Son, & Co., n.d. but 1845-, 1847. Four volumes, quarto, each with engraved titlepage featuring vignette, 144 full page plates engraved on steel, a very attractive set in full morocco gift binding, elaborately gilt and embossed. A lovely set of one of Allom's lavish topographical works, with the supplemental fourth volume, 'A Summer and Winter in Paris', in a matching binding. This work is not commonly seen complete, as thus.Richly illustrated, the steel engravings, which include many fine views of nineteenth-century France, are drawn by Thomas Allom (1804-1872), an English artist and architect. Although he was a founding member of what became the Royal Institute of British Architects, Allom is chiefly remembered for his many beautiful topographical works, which were often used in such travel books. This series was completed after his early work on Turkey and Asia Minor, but before his perhaps more famous China Illustrated of 1845. Some very mild offsetting and the occasional mark; a little rubbed at extremities.

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        An Account of the Measurement of Two Sections of the Meridional Arc of India, author's presentation copy to the Royal Society of Edinburgh at the behest of the Directors of the East India Company Two volumes, complete, including the accompanying Engravings volume

      London: Wm. H. Allen & Co., Booksellers to the Honourable East-India Company, printed by J. & H. Cox, 1847. First edition. Hardcover. Mammoth in every sense, this 1847 two-volume first edition of Sir George Everest?s account of his remarkable survey of the Indian subcontinent is a presentation copy from the author to the Royal Society of Edinburgh at the behest of the Directors of the East India Company. Everest is the British geodesist and military engineer who completed a remarkable survey of India and ultimately lent his name to the world's tallest mountain. Each volume is inscribed on the front free endpaper: ?Presented by order of the Court of Directors | of the Hon?ble E. I. Company of Great Britain | to the Royal Society of Edinburgh | By the Author?. The handsome original dark blue cloth bindings measure nearly 13 x 10.25 inches, with gilt spine print, blind ruled spine compartments, and blind ruled front cover borders with blind stamped floral motif at corners and center within. The contents are extensively illustrated. The text volume with engraved frontispiece and two plates, illustrations (one with volvelle), and tables (several folding). The Engravings volume with errata slip and thirty-two engraved plates, one plate with volvelle, one double-page map, and two enormous folding plan sections. Condition is very good, the blue cloth bindings square and tight with minor wear to extremities, minimal scuffing and slight spine toning, the contents bright with mild spotting primarily confined to prelims, plates, and page edges. The bookplate of accomplished collector Richard Manney is affixed to each volume?s lower front pastedown. The Engravings volume?s title page bears the oval ink stamp of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Both volumes are housed in a modern cloth slip case, felt-lined, with divider. Sir George Everest (1790-1866) joined the East India Company as a cadet and sailed for India in 1806. Engineering successes and proficiency in mathematics and astronomy led to his appointment as chief assistant to the great trigonometrical survey of India in 1817. This survey, dauntingly ambitious on an imperial scale, began in 1802 and ?was of international geodetic importance because of its part in determining the figure of the earth.? Everest?s task was to complete the arc that had begun at the southern tip of India, work he continued as superintendent after the 1823 death of William Lambton, his predecessor. Everest spent the next two decades intensely committed to the survey. He directly participated in field work, ?even though half paralysed from the effects of fever and rheumatism.? When he became too ill to work in the field, Everest returned to England to win support of the East India Company for project completion, promote scientific interest, and secure improved measurement instruments and methods. Everest returned to India in 1830, not only as an elected fellow of the Royal Society and superintendent of the trigonometric survey, but also as surveyor-general of India. Despite bouts of sickness, ?he was able to see the work through to completion in 1841? by which time an arc of more than 21 degrees in length had been measured from Cape Comorin to the northern border of British India.? (ODNB) In late 1843, Everest retired to England. His 1847 An Account of the Measurement of Two Sections of the Meridional Arc of India earned him the medal of the Royal Astronomical Society as well as election as an honorary member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal and fellow of the Royal Asiatic and Royal Geographical Societies. In 1856, Everest?s name was given by his successor in India, Andrew Waugh, to the Himalayan Peak XV, the world?s highest at 29,029 feet - a noteworthy exception to the surveyors? common practice of using local names. Everest?s work was superseded, but his importance endures ?as a man of vision who with immense determination carried out his plan to the limits of precision then possible? and whose achievement was of great importance to contemporary geodesy and to the accurate surveying of India.? (ODNB)

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        Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia...

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Octavo, with seven plates including frontispiece, vignettes, 4 & 8 pp. advertisements at front (the first dated June 1848), and a further 8 pp. at rear; a handsome copy in recent tan crushed morocco by Sangorski, with the original publishers cloth and backstrip preserved (mounted on card leaves and bound at the rear). An attractive copy of Leichhardt's famous journal, documenting one of the most unlikely and courageous expeditions of inland exploration.When Leichhardt arrived in Sydney in February 1842 he was considered learned but eccentric: he possessed no bush craft skills, had poor eyesight and was unable to shoot. Yet he proved a quick learner and launched successful forays as far north as Moreton Bay. For some years settlers had eagerly talked of finding a route from southern Queensland to the Northern Territory, so linking their abundant grazing districts with Asian markets. When a Government funded expedition stalled, Leichhardt headed his own venture funded by pastoralists and business-men impressed by the seemingly indefatigable German.What followed was one of the longest journeys of Australian inland exploration, a stupefying trek of 4,800 kilometres. The party was racked by interpersonal conflict, inexperience and continual hostility from local Aboriginal tribes (in late June 1845 one member was killed and two others seriously injured during a raid near the Gulf of Carpentaria). After fourteen months they finally reached Port Essington in the Northern Territory in a state of exhaustion.When Leichhardt and his men returned to Sydney they had been given up as lost. Celebrations lasted for months and he was hailed 'the prince of explorers' and received a sizeable sum raised by public subscription. His scientific and geographic work was greatly admired during his lifetime, but his reputation as an expeditionary leader has been criticised since. Leichhardt's mercurial temperament and mysterious death during a later expedition have become part of the mythology of European Australia. From the Collection of Robert Edwards.

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        Commentaries on the Law of Promissory Notes, and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks and Banks and Bankers. With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Second Edition. Cohen 2562

      Charles C. Little & James Brown [and] Stevens and Norton [etc.]. Story's last Commentary, here based in part on his posthumous manuscript notes, completing his "grand effort to create an American commercial common law suitable both to the needs of the new capitalism and to the values of the old republicanism". Original polished sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, lightly rubbed, else a very good, clean copy now housed in a modern cloth box. Charles C. Little & James Brown [and] Stevens and Norton [etc.], Boston [and] London, 1847.

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        Précis de l'histoire de l'astronomie planétaire écrit à l'occasion de la découverte de M. Le Verrier.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1847. ____ Le Verrier trouva l'exacte position de la planète Neptune le 31 Août 1846; elle fut observée pour la première fois le 25 Septembre 1846. Tiré à part de cinq articles ayant pour titre "Sur la planète nouvellement découverte par M. Le Verrier comme conséquence de la théorie de l'attraction", publiés dans le Journal des Savants, d'octobre 1846 à mars 1847. Très rare.***** OCLC : one copy only, (Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris). In-4. [275 x 222 mm] Collation : (4), 114 pp. Demi-veau brun, dos orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        New-York Medical and Surgical Reporter. Vol. II No. 1 (2 Jan. 1847) - No. 18 (8 May 1847)

      New York, Printed for the Editor, 1847. First Edition. Hard Cover. 431 p., illus., folding plate; 21.5 cm. New York medical education in the 1840s. The first American journal devoted to medicine. Early reports of the use of ether in Boston (pp. 27, 39, 52-54, 73-74). Includes throughout, Prof. Valentine Mott's University Surgical Clinique & (#1) Van Buren on ankylosis; A Sketch of the Hospital of the Colored Home; (#2) Isaacs on the foot, Green on air passages; Collins, A Few Remarks on the Inhalation of Ethereal Vapor and An Operation for the Removal of a Mamma under its Influence; (#3) commentary on Green's treatise on air passages; articles on patents & letheon; Progress of the Cholera, Cox on hydrocele; Fitch, Statistics of the Colored Home; (#4) Garvin, Sulphuric Ether in Surgical Operations, Trousseau on meningitis in children; Homeopathic honesty; Health of the Army on the Rio Grande; (#5) Isaacs on monstrosity; (#6) Shelton on ovaritis; (#7) Isaacs on malformation of the heart; (#8) Colored Home; Child's report on vaccination. Stock#OB611 (iab).

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        Oregon Missions and Travels over the Rocky Mountains, in 1845-46.

      New York. Edward Dunigan. 1847. First Edition. 13 black and white lithographic plates including frontispiece, black and white pictorial title page, black and white folding map, 408 [ 4]pp, 7 x 5 inches, original decorative embossed cloth-covered boards (hardbound), with gilt decorative embossed spine. Wear to covers with loss at head and tail of spine; scattered foxing throughout more noticeable in the first half of the book, but the plates (printed on a different quality paper than text) are very clean and bright. The map is severely foxed, with wear to left edge from being improperly folded into the book. 1861 inscription to front free end paper, small bookseller's label to front paste down. There are signs that this is ex-library (paper lightly abraded from removal of a label on the front and back paste downs, evidence of removal of a stamp on back free end paper and on the upper edge of the first text page. Pencil notation in upper margin of frontispiece; occasional pencil notations in text. A good copy. The work documents the extensive missionary journey undertaken by Jesuit Father Pierre-Jean de Smet, providing significant documentation of early European-American activity in the Pacific Northwest, with much interesting commentary (both text and image) on the customs of the Native American Indian tribes (especially the Flatheads) that were encountered. The last pages of the work feature the "Our Father" pray in six Indian languages, plus an English, Flat-head, Black-foot, Cree vocabulary list and a list of "Plants of the Rocky Mountains in Flower in August and September." Howes 286; Wheat 535. The map is titled "Oregon Territory 1846" and includes areas of present-day northern Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, with much information on Indian inhabitants, rivers, forts etc.

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        Aventures les plus curieuses des Voyageurs...

      Paris: Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, 1847. Two volumes, octavo, frontispiece in each volume plus 38 plates in the text; in original blue cloth, with elaborate gilt decorations. A very detailed illustrated history of the grands voyages for children including La Pérouse, Dumont d'Urville and the third voyage of James Cook with an apparently original version of the "Death of Cook" Some foxing throughout, small repair to one spine and small defect on back board, otherwise an excellent set.

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        Phelps's Travellers' Guide Through the United States; Containing Upwards of Seven Hundred Rail-Road, Canal, and Stage and Steam-Boat Routes. Accompanied with a New Map of the United States.

      A revised edition; first edition under this title. New York: Published by Phelps, Ensigns & Thayer, 1847. 12mo, original elaborately gilt-decorated straight-grained red morocco, a.e.g. Large, 54 x 65 cm, folding map (Phelps's National Map of the United States) outlined in color with border vignettes of portraits of distinguished Americans, state seals, etc. ¶ The famous guide for travelers in the U.S. by New York mapmaker Humphrey Phelps, first issued in the early 1830s and revised numerous times with slightly altered titles, imprints and up-to-date maps. This 1847 edition extend as far west as eastern Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma - primarily Cherokee Country - and Texas. About one-half inch chipped from the top of the spine; spine beginning to splitl edges a little rubbed; small tears without loss in the map at a couple of folds; very good copy.

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        THE SHOES OF FORTUNE, and Other Tales. By Hans Christian Anderson. With four drawings by Otto Speckter, and other illustrations.

      [vi] 168 pages. Illustrated with tinted lithographic frontispiece and three other lithographs by Otto Speckter, additional to pagination; and, many wood engraved pictorial initials and tailpieces. Original publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt. 12mo.First English edition. Front endpaper cracked and with evidence of repair; some occasional light marking; else an excellent copy. Includes the original printings in English of 'The Fir Tree', 'The Snow Queen',and 'The Red Shoes'. The ten stories are followed by a chapter on 'The Emperor Frederic Barbarossa', by the translator Charles Boner.

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

      Paris. Publié par A. Combette Eiteur 1847. 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. Versand D: 3,00 EUR Kartographie Atlanten Europa Nationalatlas französischer LandkartenFrance francais french Varia Frankreich

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        Wunderquelle, oder die enthüllten Geheimnisse der Natur. Ein unentbehrliches Handbuch für alle Stände. Mitgetheilt von einer Gesellschaft Menschenfreunde.

      Schaffhausen, Brodtmann'sche Buchhandlung 1847. Siebenthe vermehrte Auflage. 8. IV, 108 S. Einfacher privater marmor. Pappbd. d. Zt. (Berieben und bestossen, durchgehend stockfl.).

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        Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia, from Moreton Bay to Port Essington...

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Two volumes, octavo, with frontispiece and six aquatint plates in the text (one folding), the 3-sheet map in the matching case; text with the required early issue advertisement leaves and slip, publisher's presentation copy; original olive green cloth of the primary issue with the 3-sheet Arrowsmith map in its matching case (which is neatly rebacked to style). A fine publisher's presentation copy of the first edition of this great monument in the history of Australian exploration, inscribed "To Lieut. Col. Kennedy, with the Publisher's compliments". We have not positively identified the recipient but it is intriguing that the Australian explorer Edmund Kennedy, who died in the arms of Jackey Jackey after being speared at Cape York in 1848, was the son of Colonel Thomas Kennedy in the British army. Kennedywas killed while exploring to the north of the continent in order to link with the discoveries of Mitchell and Leichhardt. Leichhardt's Journal of an Overland Expedition documents one of the most unlikely and courageous ventures ever undertaken in the history of the continent. In the course of their harrowing journey, Leichhardt and his party "traversed over three thousand miles of completely unknown country in fourteen months, opening up a vast and valuable area of the interior... When they arrived in Port Essington it was believed that they had all perished. Indeed, expeditions had already been sent out in search of them. This journey of exploration was one of the longest inland expeditions undertaken and the land discovered was among the most valuable pasture on the continent. Leichhardt was welcomed to Port Essington as a national hero and, on his return to Sydney in March 1846, was lionized and feted by Sydney society as a man who had come back from the dead" (Wantrup).In spite of his poor bushcraft and almost constant harassment from natives, Leichhardt's meandering journey from Brisbane to Port Essington, the military base on the far north coast, ranks among Australia's most successful exploring expeditions. His scientific and geographic work were greatly admired during his lifetime, but his reputation as an expeditionary leader has been criticized since. His life and unknown death have become part of the mythology of European Australia.This presentation copy includes the three rare and desirable separately issued maps. Prepared and published by the great cartographer John Arrowsmith in 1847, they were issued separately but were intended as a complement to the octavo volume published by Boone in the same year. The maps are known to have been issued on both thick and fine paper: in this copy they are present in the fine paper issue. They represent an important achievement in Australian cartography as each map marks the route of Leichhardt and his men through previously uncharted wilderness. The maps were prepared by Arrowsmith from original field notes and charts by Leichhardt and reconciled with the coastal surveys of Matthew Flinders, Phillip Parker King, John Lort Stokes and Francis Price Blackwood. Arrowsmith was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1863 for his tireless contributions to cartography, and in particular his maps of Australia and North America. A few small tears to maps, some repairs; the map case rebacked to match and with added leather guides to hold maps in place; generally in fine condition.

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        Lettre autographe signée et datée, adressée à l'imprimeur Prudont-Dupré

      16 septembre 1847, 16 septembre 1847, , 4 pages, , Sur un papier à l'en tête "Anatomie Clastique du Docteur Auzoux" et à l'adresse du "2 rue de l'Observance. Place de l'école de Médecine", une lettre autographe signée du docteur Auzoux envoyée à l'imprimeur de Dôle, Prudont-Dupré, au sujet d'un possible rachat de pièces anatomiques clastiques, achetés un an plus tôt par le docteur Jobert. Auzoux propose à son destinataire un rachat à moitié prix lui conseillant, afin d'essayer de bénéficier de meilleures conditions, de proposer son ensemble d'anatomie clastique à sa ville (Dôle) ou à son collège. Cette lettre, bien que traitant d'un sujet anodin, montre combien, seulement quelques vingt années après les premiers succès commerciaux des pièces anatomiques Auzoux, celles-ci avaient déjà acquis un prix, une renommée et une valeur importante. "Absent de Paris, je n'ai pas pu répondre immédiatement à votre lettre, comme vous m'en exprimez le désir. Le Docteur Jobert m'a en effet acheté en mai 1846, un modèle d'homme de 1000 F, un bassin de femme, un c

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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

      

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        Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia, from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845.

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Octavo text with frontispiece and six aquatint plates (one folding) and woodcut vignettes; the three rare folding maps in a separate atlas volume; nineteenth-century polished calf, spines ornately gilt, the text volume with red and green morocco labels, map volume with longitudinal green label;. A handsomely bound copy in lovely condition of Ludwig Leichhardt's account of his legendary expedition through Queensland to the far-northern coastline of Australia, complete with the famous suite of Arrowsmith maps. Leichhardt's meandering journey from Brisbane to Port Essington, the military base on the far north coast, ranks among Australia's most successful exploring expeditions. His scientific and geographic work were greatly admired during his lifetime, and despite more recent criticism of his reputation as an expeditionary leader, his life and unknown death have become part of Australian mythology.In the course of their harrowing fourteen-month journey - one of the longest inland expeditions undertaken - Leichhardt and his party travelled over three thousand miles of completely unknown country. It was generally believed that Leichhardt and his party had all perished, so when they appeared at Port Essington they were welcomed as if they had returned from the dead. Leichhardt returned to Sydney in March 1846, as a national hero.This outstanding set includes the three rare and desirable separately issued maps. Prepared and published by the great cartographer John Arrowsmith in 1847, they were issued separately but were intended as a complement to the octavo volume published by Boone in the same year. The maps are known to have been issued on both thick and fine paper: in this copy they are present in the fine paper issue, with all three expertly backed on fine linen and in excellent condition.These large and finely engraved maps represent an important achievement in Australian cartography as each map marks the route of Leichhardt and his men through previously uncharted wilderness. The maps were prepared by Arrowsmith from original field notes and charts by Leichhardt and reconciled with the coastal surveys of Matthew Flinders, Phillip Parker King, John Lort Stokes and Francis Price Blackwood. Arrowsmith was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1863 for his tireless contributions to cartography, and in particular his maps of Australia and North America. In fine condition.

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        The Ingoldsby Legends, by Thomas Ingoldsby, Esq.

      London: Bentley, 1840, 1842, 1847. Three octavo volumes. viii, 338; ix, 288; viii, 364 pp. First edition. Illustrated with engravings by George Cruikshank and John Leech. Aside from very light splitting to extremities of outer hinges, this is a nearly fine, handsome set bound by Riviere in full polished tan calf, gilt. T.e.g. Bookplates.

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly, commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, R.N. in Torres Strait, New Guinea, and other islands of the Eastern Archipelago...

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Two volumes, octavo, two folding maps and 19 plates, three line-engraved views, and four natural history plates, textual illustrations, with various publisher's advertisements including for Leichhardt & Stokes; a very attractive set in the original and unfaded blue-grey blind-stamped cloth. First edition: a very good copy, its original binding in fine condition, of this important surveying voyage of coastal Australia. Jukes' account is particularly important for his description of the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Torres Strait, and includes an impressively detailed map of the north-east coast from Endeavour River north to New Guinea.The Fly, Captain Blackwood, sailed from Falmouth on 11 April 1842 with the cutter Bramble. Jukes sailed as naturalist to the expedition, and with his captain's consent wrote the official narrative. The survey of Torres Strait and of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the various New Guinea explorations, were all of great importance. The proper scientific understanding of the Barrier Reef could not begin until the completion of the survey, which Jukes charted for the first time in detail. Jukes' own close examination of the Reef was also significant, and his chapter on the subject 'is an invaluable record. His observations strongly supported Darwin's theory of the formation of coral reefs... ' (Davidson). Indeed, Jukes' interest in coral formation is neatly summarised by the account's terrific opening line, 'I landed for the first time in my life on a coral island.'Ingleton notes: 'the Admiralty decided in 1841 to have the Great Barrier Reefs explored and to have the gaps surveyed in order that some means might be devised for marking the most eligible of these openings, in order that they could be recognised in due time and passed through in comparative safety... The expedition was noteworthy for being the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission... ' (Charting a Continent, pp. 61-66).Twelve of the plates are notably fine aquatints by Harden S. Melville, who published his own illustrated work on the voyage (Sketches in Australia and the Adjacent Islands, 1849). Some very light spotting but a fine copy.

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        Yohka hiroku (Secret records of surgery).

      Edo: Izumiya Kinemon, 1847. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 10 Parts in 12 Volumes. Edo: Izumiya Kinemon, Kôka, 4 [= 1847] (postscript date: Tenpô 8 [= 1837]). 255 x 165 mm. With numerous, mostly coloured woodcut illustrations by Kimura Kahei. Xylographically printed and stack-folded double leaves in Japanese stitched binding. Blue original wrappers with xylographic title tag (little soiled and rubbed, stitching renewed, title tag of part 9 partly detached). Internally crisp with only very little paper browning. Two red ownership seals to vols. 1, 4 and 6. ----Kerlen 1877; Kraft IV, 309; Hirsch-H. III, 289; G. E. Mestler, A Galaxy of Old Japanese Medical Books With Miscellaneous Notes on Early Medicine in Japan, p.154, pl. IV. - FIRST EDITION of Gencho (or Soken) Homma's most important work, a treatise on surgical diseases and particularly in inflammatory tumors. Contains remarkable illustrations, including impressive woodcuts of various tumor types and illustrations of surgical instruments, surgeries, bandages etc. Includes the first clinical and epidemiological description of tularemia (rabbit fever, here vol. 9) in modern times, described as 'hare meat poisoning' (cf. Naoyoshi Hatchome & Mitsuo Sato, On the 'Yatobyo' Exanthem [Tularemid], in: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol. 60, no. 1, 1954, pp. 59-66)." Particularly meritorious ... for the prevailing conditions great surgical work " (Hirsch-H). Near Fine.

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly, commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, R.N. in Torres Strait, New Guinea, and other islands of the Eastern Archipelago, during the years 1842-1846...

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Two volumes, octavo, with many engravings (full-page and textual), and a folding map at the end of each volume; complete with all advertisement leaves including the half-sheet advertisement for Leichhardt's Journal, in the original and unfaded blue-grey blind-stamped cloth. First edition: a fine copy, in original condition, of this important surveying voyage of coastal Australia. Jukes' account is particularly important for his description of the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Torres Strait, and includes an impressively detailed map of the north-east coast from Endeavour River north to New Guinea.The Fly, Captain Blackwood, sailed from Falmouth on 11 April 1842 with the cutter Bramble. Jukes sailed as naturalist to the expedition, and with his captain's consent wrote the official narrative. The survey of Torres Strait and of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the various New Guinea explorations, were all of great importance. The proper scientific understanding of the Barrier Reef could not begin until the completion of the survey, which Jukes charted for the first time in detail. Jukes' own close examination of the reef was also significant, and his chapter on the subject 'is an invaluable record. His observations strongly supported Darwin's theory of the formation of coral reefs... ' (Davidson). Indeed, Jukes' interest in coral formation is neatly summarised by the account's terrific opening line, 'I landed for the first time in my life on a coral island.'Ingleton notes: 'the Admiralty decided in 1841 to have the Great Barrier Reefs explored and to have the gaps surveyed in order that some means might be devised for marking the most eligible of these openings, in order that they could be recognised in due time and passed through in comparative safety... The expedition was noteworthy for being the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission... ' (Charting a Continent, pp. 61-66). A fine copy.

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly.

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Two volumes, octavo, 17 plates and two folding maps, illustrated; in attractive old pale tan half calf, double labels. First edition of one of the most significant of the early Australian coastal voyages. The Jukes account is particularly important for his description of the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Torres Strait, and includes an impressively detailed map of the north-east coast from Endeavour River north to New Guinea.'The Admiralty decided in 1841 to have the Great Barrier Reefs explored and to have the gaps surveyed in order that some means might be devised for marking the most eligible of these openings, in order that they could be recognised in due time and passed through in comparative safety... The expedition was noteworthy for being the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission... ' (Ingleton, Charting a Continent, pp. 61-66).The Fly was commissioned under Captain Francis Price Blackwood, and sailed from Falmouth on 11 April 1842 with her tender the cutter Bramble. Jukes sailed as the naturalist to the expedition, and with his captain's consent wrote the official narrative. A very good copy.

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly, commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, R.N. in Torres Strait, New Guinea, and other islands of the Eastern Archipelago, during the years 1842-1846...

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Two volumes, octavo, two folding maps and 19 plates (including 12 aquatints after Melville, three line-engraved views, and four natural history plates, textual illustrations, with various publisher's advertisements including for Leichhardt & Stokes; a most appealing set in modern crushed green half morocco gilt, original cloth tipped in at the end of each volume. First edition: an attractive set of this important surveying voyage of coastal Australia. Jukes' account is particularly important for his description of the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Torres Strait, and includes an impressively detailed map of the north-east coast from Endeavour River north to New Guinea.The Fly, Captain Blackwood, sailed from Falmouth on 11 April 1842 with the cutter Bramble. Jukes sailed as naturalist to the expedition, and with his captain's consent wrote the official narrative. The survey of Torres Strait and of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the various New Guinea explorations, were all of great importance. The proper scientific understanding of the Barrier Reef could not begin until the completion of the survey, which Jukes charted for the first time in detail. Jukes' own close examination of the reef was also significant, and his chapter on the subject 'is an invaluable record. His observations strongly supported Darwin's theory of the formation of coral reefs... ' (Davidson). Indeed, Jukes' interest in coral formation is neatly summarised by the account's terrific opening line, 'I landed for the first time in my life on a coral island.'Ingleton notes: 'the Admiralty decided in 1841 to have the Great Barrier Reefs explored and to have the gaps surveyed in order that some means might be devised for marking the most eligible of these openings, in order that they could be recognised in due time and passed through in comparative safety... The expedition was noteworthy for being the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission... ' (Charting a Continent, pp. 61-66).

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        An Overland Journey round the World, during the Years 1841 and 1842...

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1847. Octavo, two volumes in one; early ownership inscription on title, in original red cloth. The scarce first American edition which, according to Forbes, may have preceded the London edition.Sir George Simpson was governor of the Hudson's Bay Company in North America, and his acute observations on this journey undertaken for his company make this a work of continuing value. He left London in 1841, and went by way of Halifax and Boston to Canada, crossing by canoe to Vancouver. He made two visits to Sitka, and his material on Alaska is significant.After spending some time in California, he continued on to Hawaii, where the company had a store, and his account of the islands 'is important for its full and accurate report of business and political conditions in Honolulu' (Forbes). Simpson was sympathetic to the government of Hawaii, and he advised Kamehameha III on the formation of a "commission", consisting of himself, William Richards and Haalilio, to travel to Washington, Paris and London, to confirm the Hawaiian independence from the three great powers.Simpson returned to London overland across Russia, arriving some twenty months after his departure. Some light foxing, but a very good copy.

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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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        Los Políticos en Camisa. I & II Historia de Muchas Historias. III Apéndice. Patulea, Morralla, Giste, Serrín, Virutas, Echaduras, Calderilla, Casquijo, Sumúltiplos y Residuos. IV Enteros y Quebrados. Adición á los Políticos en Camisa y á la Morralla 4 tom

      Madrid : Imprenta del Siglo á Cargo de Ivo Biosca, 1845-1847 - ~ 4 vol. ~ OBRA COMPLETA. El tomo IV es sólo de Ribot ~ Media piel con puntas al estilo de época, nervios decorados, florones en seco, títulos y numeración dorados, guardas jaspeadas a mano ~ I: 320p; II: 382+[1]p; III: XV+719+[1]p; IV: 303p ~ 20x14x11cm. ~ Muy Buen estado con las encuadernaciones nuevas. Sello de librero en anteportada del tomo I ~ Heavy item, circa 1.2 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) ~ LANGUAGE: Español / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        HISTOIRE DE LA LOUISIANE

      New Orleans, 1847. Two volumes. [4],xi,[1],377; vii,[1],427pp. The four leaves of signature 46 misprinted, with p.364 on the verso of p.361 (twice) and p.368 on the verso of p.365 (twice). Half title in each volume. 19th-century green cloth, gilt leather labels. Light shelf wear, hinges cracked but holding firm. Early 20th-century ownership signature on front pastedown of both volumes, manuscript notes on rear fly leaves of second volume. Some occasional foxing, a few gatherings lightly tanned. Very good. Untrimmed. This work, one of a number of such publications by this noted historian and politician, covers the French period in Louisiana history up to 1769, with much material on early exploration, settlement, and commerce. Gayarré wrote the work in French in order to preserve the exact form of the original documents, excerpts of which comprise the large majority of the narrative. It is a different work from his four-volume English-language history of Louisiana, published a decade later. See Tinker for a lengthy sketch of Gayarré's life and writings. HOWES G85. JUMONVILLE 1443. DAB VII, pp.196-97. TINKER, pp.218-45. SABIN 26792.

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        Routier des Iles Antilles et de celles du Golfe du Mexique

      Imprimerie royale,, Paris 1847 - 2 vol in-8, XXII +1 ff + 595 + XVI + 581. 4 ème édition revue sur la dernière publication du dépôt de Madrid augmentée de documents traduits de divers ouvrages anglais par Ch. Rigault de Genouilly. Chadenat (171) indique la deuxième édition et précise "rare et très recherché". Relié dos basane, usagée, un mors fendu et petits manques aux coiffes . Il n y a pas d'illustrations dans notre exemplaire, le texte a doublé de volume par rapport à la troisième édition Size: 2 volumes In-8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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