The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1847

        Trattato di geologia. Diretto specialmente a fare un confronto tra la struttura fisica del Settentrione e del Mezzogiorno di Europa? Parte prima [-seconda]. Pisa, Tipografia Vannucchi, 1847-1851

      Tipografia Vannucchi, 1847-1851. A work in two volumes, 220x130 mm. I. xiv (including half title), 546, [4] pp. Five lithographic plates (one chromolithographic; rather spotted the plates bound between pp. 164-165 and pp. 210-211); one folding diagram. Illustrations and diagrams in text. II. 614 (including half title), [2] pp. Illustrations and diagrams in text. Uniformly bound in contemporary quarter leather, over marbled boards. Spine into compartments, title and number of volume lettered gilt. In the first volume pale red silk bookmark. Edges blue sprinkled. Leather a bit rubbed at head, corners slightly bumped. A very good copy, light spotting and browning, specially in the second volume. A bit loose some leaves of first volume. The most important work written by the Italian geologist, the second volume published posthumous. ?Though cut short of reaching full maturity, his ability as a consolidator and synthetizer was already evident from his last papers and his Trattato di Geologia. The methodological approach of his work, the vastness of his interests and solidity of his logics on general problems, his skill in regional synthesis, combined with his original comparative approach, force the conclusions that, had he lived, he would have continued his brilliant and steadfast ascent among the distinguished pioneers of geology (B. D?Argenio, Leopoldo Pilla, p. 223)?.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
 1.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        THE JOURNALS OF MAJOR SAMUEL SHAW, THE FIRST AMERICAN CONSULAT CANTON. With a Li

      Boston 1847, Crosby. New half morocco over marbled boards,. matching marbled end papers, 360p., frontis of the author,. top edge gilt, quite crisp, a small stain at head of fore-. edge, else exceptionally clean copy. FIRST EDITION. AN EARLY AMERICAN PRIMARY RESOURCE ON CHINA & CANTON Covering his memoirs, early history, his engagement in the first Commercial Enterprise from the United States to China. With his journals: First, Second and Third voyage to Canton, Return to Canton and Voyage Homeward. Shaw began his first voyage and visit to Canton in 1784, in the Empress of China as supercargo. From this humble beginning he and his close firend Thomas Randall tried their fortunes in China. This is a most marvelous primary resource excellent autobiograhical study, loaded with early and keen impessions of China, the Canton Chinese and of their experiences as early Americans alone in China. He also later resided in Macao. Candid notes on the area, and the customs, people, their habits are of a most valuable nature. Later, he was appointed Consul at Can- ton for the American Diplomatic Service in 1786. Sabin 7995: "The narrative of the military life of Major Shaw is compos- ed of letters written to his nearest relatives and friends, from his enlistment in the American army." RARE ! . *** Color scans of this and most other items are posted to our website. Book description text protected by Copyright. .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        HISTORIA UNIVERSAL traducida al castellano por D. Antonio Ferrer del Río. 38 volúmenes (obra completa).

      - Madrid, Establecimiento Tipográfico de Francisco de Paula Mellado, 1847-50, 12x16, 500 pags. aprox. cada tomo. Encuadernados en holandesa de época con las lomeras en piel con hierros dorados, alguna manchita en lomera de algún tomo pero buen estado general. (57241).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Leipzig, 20. VII. 1847.

      1847. ¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Ew. Wohlgeboren erhalten anliegend den gewünschten Aufsatz Ihren Magazinirungsplan betreffend. Ich hoffe, Sie richtig verstanden zu haben, und wünsche, daß die Darstellung Ihnen genügen mag. Da die kleine Arbeit in mathematischer Hinsicht von keiner großen Bedeutung ist, so bitte ich, wenn Sie davon Gebrauch zu machen beabsichtigen, meinen Namen nicht zu erwähnen [...]". - Moritz Wilhelm Drobisch war bereits mit 24 Jahren Professor der Mathematik an der Universität Leipzig und beschäftigte sich darüber hinaus mit empirischer Philosophie; 1842 erhielt er dann auch einen philosophischen Lehrstuhl. "Drobisch verbreitete die Lehren Johann Friedrich Herbarts und arbeitete vor allem auf dem Gebiet der Logik, wobei er den formalen Charakter der Logik gegenüber dem aufkommenden Psychologismus betonte. Seine 'Neue Darstellung der Logik nach ihren einfachsten Verhältnissen mit Rücksicht auf Mathematik und Naturwissenschaft' (1836) erfuhr mehrere Auflagen [...] Drobisch beschäftigte sich auch mit musikalischen Fragestellungen und veröffentlichte u. a. 'Über die mathematische Bestimmung der musikalischen Intervalle' (1846)" (DBE).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
 4.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        TRATADO ELEMENTAL DE LOS PROCEDIMIENTOS MERCANTILES, SOBRE NEGOCIOS Y CAUSAS DE COMERCIO con arreglo a las últimas disposiciones publicadas sobre esta materia, por un abogado del ilustre Colegio de esta Córte

      La Ilustración, Madrid 1847 - 244 pp. 13 x 19,5 cm. Leves rozaduras en bordes y lomo. Falto de una página de índice. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Reino Secreto]
 5.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        L'ÉTÉ À BADE.

      1847 - Paris, Furne et Cie, Ernest Bourdin, sans date [1847]. Grand in-8 (181 X 270) percaline vert sapin, plats et dos ornés d'un décor polychrome à plaque dorée signée HAARHAUS, tranches dorées, gardes jaune jonquille (reliure de l'éditeur) ; (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, portrait frontispice, 299 pages, (1) page de table des matières, (1) f. blanc, 18 planches hors-texte et une carte hors-texte. Quelques rousseurs éparses. ÉDITION ORIGINALE contenant un PORTRAIT en frontispice du grand duc Léopold gravé par Lévy d'après Sandoz, une CARTE gravée et coloriée du duché de Bade, 12 PLANCHES gravées sur acier de vues, 6 PLANCHES DE COSTUMES lithographiées sur fond teinté et coloriées, une grande vignette de titre et 55 illustrations dans le texte. (Vicaire, II, 1168 - Carteret, III, 289 - Brivois, 187). BEL EXEMPLAIRE conservé dans son MAGNIFIQUE CARTONNAGE ROMANTIQUE POLYCHROME décoré. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Praktische Naturgeschichte des Menschen und der Säugethiere für Gebildete aller Stände

      Verlag von Gebhardt & Reisland, Leipzig 1847 - mit meist in Stahl gestochenen und naturgetreu colorirten Abbildungen auf 91 Tafeln, Halbleinen, 18,5 x 27 cm gut erhalten, einige Seiten fleckig, Stempel auf dem Vorsatzblatt, Aufkleber auf dem Buchrücken, nachgebunden? de 807+11+70 S. 2300 g

      [Bookseller: Versandhandel für Sammler]
 7.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("C. Vogel v. V"). Dresden, 7. V. 1847.

      1847. 1 S. 4to. An einen Kammerherrn der Großherzogin Maria Pawlowna: "Ew. Hochwohlgeboren gütigen Erlaubnis benutzend nehme ich mir die Freiheit Ihnen das bewußte Doppelgemälde von Faust und Dante nebst noch 2 Gemälden mit der ergebensten Bitte zuzusenden dieselben unausgepackt in einem trockenem Raume bis zu meiner Ankunft gütigst aufzubewahren [...]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
 8.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Eigenh. Brief mit U. München, 7. VII. 1847.

      1847. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Hochinteressanter Brief über das München der Lola Montez an den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884) in Darmstadt: "Die Frankforter, die verteufelten Frankforter lassen halt noch immer nichts von sich hören, geschweige denn daß sie mir mein Honorar geschickt hätten. Die Zeit meines Urlaubs beginnt mit Ende dieses, da möchte ich gerne eine kleine Reise ins Gebirge machen, und dazu wäre mir die Frankforter 50 fl. unumgänglich notwendig, sonst muß ich in München sitzen bleiben und das Gebirg von den Frauenthürmen aus betrachten [...] Bei uns in München gehts halt recht schön spanisch zu; es kommt freilich jedem rechtlich denkenden spanisch vor wie z. B. ein großer Theil des Adels, welcher Anfangs Gift u. Flamme spie sich jetzt in das spanische Joch schmiegt und kriecht - wir haben sogar die Inquisition, zwar nicht die geistliche aber doch die spanische und weh dem welcher ihr verfällt; keiner traut dem anderen mehr aus Furcht verrathen zu werden; denn in allen Ständen gibt es Denunzianten um sich bei der Donna beliebt zu machen; es ist eine schwere Zeit und Gott weiß wohin das noch führen wird; kein Angestellter ist sicher wenn er sich des Abends in's Bette legt ob er am anderen Morgen noch in seiner Stellung ist; Absetzen, Versetzen, in Ungnade kommen, Strafenvertheilung ist so zur Tagesordnung geworden daß man sich allmählich daran gewöhnt, und wenn nicht etwas außerordentliches geschieht, kaum besprochen wird. Vivat Justizia! [...]". - Horizontal sowie im Mittelfalz durchgerissen; Falteinrisse.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
 9.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Kokon bokuseki kantei benran [trans.: Compendium of Appraisals of Painters of Ancient & Modern Times or Guide to Japanese Seals & Signatures].

      Numerous woodcuts in the text. Seven vols. Oblong 8vo (shuchin bon), orig. decorated wrappers, upper covers with orig. block-printed title labels, modern stitching. Tokyo, Kyoto, & Osaka: [Preface to Vol. I dated 1847; Preface to Vol. V dated 1854, and colophon of final volume dated 1855]. First edition of this famous book which is still used as a reference work for art historians, dealers, and collectors to determine the artist, calligrapher, poet, philosopher, and medical physician through their signatures and ownership seals. Biographical sketches are provided. The first two volumes are devoted to Confucian philosophers, Vols. III and IV to waka poets, V and VI to artists and calligraphers, and the final volume to prominent medical doctors. Hundreds of seals and signatures are depicted. The book is printed in a most unusual format for a Japanese book of the period: a narrow oblong octavo -- shuchin bon -- a book small enough to carry in one's kimono sleeve. Kawakita (1818-68), wrote several other works including a well-known travel guide to Kyoto. Fine set and rare in the first edition. The final leaves of Vol. VII are a little wormed (final leaf with small loss of text). .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        ANNUAIRE HISTORIQUE UNIVERSEL, OU HISTOIRE POLITIQUE, POUR 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1837, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1845, 1846 (12 VOLUMES)

      Thoisnier-Desplaces, Paris 1847 - RO40158778: 12 volumes d'env. 300-400 pages chacun. Années 1838 et 1844 manquantes. Titre, date, bandeaux et filets dorés sur les dos. Filets dorés encadrant les plats. Motifs en repoussé (dorure à froid) sur les couvertures. Tranches marbrées. Bords des plats légèrement frottés. Dos de l'année 1834 se détachant. Manques sur les dos des années 1841 et 1842. Avec un 'Appendice' contenant les actes publics, traités, notes diplomatiques, papiers d'Etat et tableaux statistiques, financiers, administratifs et nécrologiques. Une Chronique offrant les événements les plus piquants, les causes les plus célèbres, etc. et des notes pour servir à l'histoire des sciences, des lettres et des arts. De l'année 1833, par M. Ulysse Tencé, publié par M. C.L. Lesur, (Nouvelle série) à l'année 1846, par A. Fouquier. In-12 Relié plein cuir. Etat du neuf. Couv. convenable. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944.06-Restauration, 1815-1848 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le-Livre]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Viaggi alle montagne rocciose del P. Pietro De Smet missionario D. C. D. G. tradotta dal francese da Luigi Previte

      Dalla stamperia di Francesco Lao, 1847. In 8, cm 13,5 x 20, pp. XIV + 284 + (2) con 1 ritratto all'antiporta e 11 tavole fuori testo in litografia. Pochi piccoli forellini diffusi che non pregiudicano lo stato dell'opera. Brossura editoriale con restauro al piatto anteriore e pochi danni. Lieve gora alle prime carte. Edizione originale italiana tradotta dal giornalista gesuita siciliano Luigi Previte. importanti memorie di viaggio di questo missionario belga, uno dei pochi bianchi che riuscirono a guadagnarsi la stima e il rispetto dei nativi americani dell'Ovest. Visse insieme alle tribu' dei Flatheads e dei Nez Perce, attraverso' piu' volte le Montagne Rocciose e partecipo' alla conferenza di pace di Fort Laramie nel 1851.  In seguito, su richiesta di Abramo Lincoln, dovette intervenire come negoziatore. Nell'opera sono narrati i viaggi svolti nel marzo - dicembre 1840, aprile 1841 - ottobre 1842, gennaio 1844 - febbraio 1845. Di grande interesse la descrizione di usi e costumi delle tribu', riporta la trascrizione di preghiere in lingua indiana ecc. le tavole raffigurano S. Louis, i villaggi delle teste piatte, la caccia al bufalo ecc. ITA

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Coenobium]
 12.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        LA RUSSIE ET LE RUSSIES Tre tomi Prima edizione

      Meline Cans et c. Bruxelles 1847. Rara Prima edizione 1847 " La russie et le russes "  Pregiata legatura rigida in pelle con titoli in oro al dorso, formato cm 19 x 12,5.  Tome 1 pagine 403 : memories d'un proscrit - Tome 2 pagine 379 : tableau moral,politique et social de la russie - Tome 3 pagine 355 : De l'avenir de la Russie. Testo in francese , in perfette condizioni generali.Pos.LVRS

      [Bookseller: Libreria 3 Vintage]
 13.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Histoire de la république de Venise.

      Furne, 1847. Cm. 26,5, pp. (4) vii, 598 (2). Con 24 belle tavole fuori testo incise in rame di cui una più volte rip. raffigurante l'intera laguna veneta (ciascuna protetta da velina). Solida ed elegante leg. coeva in mezza pelle verde, dorso a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Esemplare pulito ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione, cfr. Vicaire III, 857.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 14.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        des Auslandes aus dem Bereiche der Medizin, Chirurgie, Geburtshlfe und den dazu gehrigen Hlfswissenschaften. Heft I-VI (all published).

      Berlin, Albert Frstner, 1847-1848. Original printed wrappers (partly slightly damaged and/or slightly dust soiled), uncut. With 1 lithographic plate. All published of this, initial, prestigious series. It seems to be quite rare. No copies recorded in the N.U.C., Osler, Waller, Reynolds, or the other usual consulted bibliographies. The series comprises: F.L.J. VALLEIX, Das Oedema glottidis. Eine, in der Sitzung der Acadmie royale de Mdecine vom 12. December 1843 gekrnter Preisschrift. Heft II, vi, 189 pp. R.B. MORTIMER GLOVER, Die Pathologie und Therapie der Scropheln. Eine mit der Fothergill'schen goldenen Medaille im Jahre 1846. Heft II, vi, 189 pp. Th. S. Lee, Von den Geschwlsten der Gebrmutter und der brigen weiblichen Geschlechtstheile. Eine mit dem Jackson'schen Preise im Jahre 1846 gekrnte Presschrift. Heft III-IV. 144; vi, 145-330 pp. Edw. CRIPS, Von den Krankheiten und Verletzungen der Blutgefsse. Nebst statistischen Erluterungen. Eine mit dem Jackson'schen Preise im Jahr 1844 gekrnnte Preisschrift. Mit zahreichen Zustzen. Heft V-VI. 176; xvi, 177-372.

      [Bookseller: Sylco livres anciens - antiquarian books]
 15.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        Routier des Iles Antilles, des côtes de terre ferme et de celles du Golfe du Mexique

      Paris, imprimerie royale, 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 lisse orne epoque avec petit manque bas, usagée.une charniere leg.fendue,quelques mouillures angulaires claires,sinon bon etat ROUTIER DES ILES ANTILLES, des Côtes de Terre Ferme et. de celles du Golfe du Mexique rédigé au Dépôt hydrographique de Madrid, traduit pour la première fois, de l'espagnol en 1829, par C. H. Chaucheprat. Édition augmentée de documents traduits de divers ouvrages anglais, par Ch. Rigault de Genouilly.

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Komar]
 16.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM AN OREGON PIONEER REGARDING LAND CLAIMS IN MISSOURI]

      [Polk County, Or.], 1847. [1]p. on single letter sheet, 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches, docketed on verso. Tear along lower left edge, affecting two words. Old, light fold lines. Very good. An interesting letter from an important western pioneer, attempting to wrap up affairs back home. Oregon pioneer Lindsay Applegate writes his brother, Lisbon Applegate, in Missouri, asking his assistance in settling land claims there. He describes the nearly five hundred acres he owns there, and the various attempts he has made to sell the land. He asks his brother to do what he can in expediting the sale of the land, "as a small sum in hand would be better to me than a large one in expectation," and promises to "write more at length by the emigrants next spring." The letter provides informative details on mid-19th-century frontier economics. Lindsay Applegate was an important early Oregon pioneer. After twelve years' residence in Missouri, he went to Oregon in the "great caravan of 1843," the first overland settlers to cross the Oregon trail. He settled in southern Oregon, and the first treaty with the Umpqua Valley Indians was signed in his log cabin in 1854. He formed a company for service in the Rogue River War in 1853, and served as an agent to the Klamath Reservation. This letter perhaps went back across the overland trail. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FRONTIER BIOGRAPHY I, p.32.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Souvenirs de Lyon.

      Album de dessins originaux à la plume, in 4° oblong, demi veau rouge dos à décor de rocaille romantique dorée (reliure ancienne) ; titre manuscrit en rouge et noir, l'album est dédié "à Madame de Praudière son très humble et très reconnaissant serviteur Louis baron d'Agos" ; 1f. bl. ,24 ff. de dessins à la plume en noir et bistre, le premier apparait dans une fenêtre d'un pan de mur en ruines avec des plantes et fleurs grimpantes, une vierge dans une niche, une épée et un blason aquarellés, le dernier également en couleurs, represente les initialesde Louis d'Agos ; les 22 autres sont des monuments de Lyon et alentours : Ainay, l'île Barbe, les aqueducs de Bonnant et de Brignais, le vallon de Roche-Cardan, le château de Châtillon d'Azergues, etc. Un dessin est daté de 1847. Louis de Fiancette, baron d'Agos (1816-1892) est connu pour ses travaux et ses dessins qui concernent les Pyrénées centrales et le Comminges. Très bel album.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Clagahé]
 18.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        Lettera autografo di Luigi Canina (Architetto-Archeologo) Roma 10/5/1847

      10/5/1847. Lettera autografo di Luigi Canina (Architetto-Archeologo). Roma 10/5/1847. Lunga lettera scritta in bella calligrafia su 4 pp. in-8° e firmata dal noto architetto. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Canina, Luigi. - Architetto (Casale Monferrato 1795 - Firenze 1856). Allievo a Torino di F. Bonsignore. Dal 1818 residente a Roma, dove sono suoi i prospetti classicheggianti di Villa Borghese, i propilei egiziani della stessa, il Casino Vagnuzzi a Porta del Popolo, ecc. Importante è la sua attività di studioso di monumenti antichi e di archeologo (scavi sull'Esquilino, sistemazione della Via Appia Antica). Fra le sue pubblicazioni: L'architettura dei principali popoli antichi considerata nei monumenti (1830-1844); Pianta topografica di Roma antica (1830); Descrizione storica del Foro romano (1834); Esposizione topografica di Roma antica (1842).

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
 19.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Geschichte des Entstehens, des Wachsthums und der Größe der österreichischen Monarchie Bände 1-8

      Renger, Leipzig 1847 - neue unveränderte Ausgabe, 8 Halblederbände der Zeit, 8°, 2 Blatt, 464, 504, 407, 670, 888, 480, 562, 550 Seiten; Einbände altersgemäß leicht berieben, stellenweise leicht fleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar de 5700 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT.WIEN Fine Books & Prints]
 20.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Gesammelte Werke. 15 Bande in 14 Bänden.

      Stuttgart, Verlag der Metzler schen Buchhandlung 1845-1847 - Orig.HLdr. mit Rückenvergoldung und marm. Einband., teilw. Stockfleckig, Stempel auf den Vorsätzen. 308,296,316,328,320,360,211,216,278,342,352,384,440,312,390 S. 2.Aufl. 1600 grams [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anti-Quariat (Inh. Udo Koch)]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Gesetz der Urgesundheitskunde. Erneuert zu München, am 21. und 22. Iuli 1847.

      München, 1847. Lithographierter Einblattdruck. 32 x 38,5 cm. Über KVK nur in der Stadtbibliothek Mainz und im Stadtarchiv München nachweisbar. - Sehr seltener Einblattdruck mit den 10 Thesen des Gesundheitsapostels Ernst Mahner zur \"Urgesundheitskunde\", die hier auf zwei Tafeln in der Art der Gesetzestafeln Moses abgebildet sind. Ernst Mahner hatte einige Jahre in Deutschland aufsehenerregende Auftritte, er \"wandelte mit priesterlicher Würde in langem Gewande barhäuptig, mit wallenden Haaren und mächtigem Vollbart, durch die Straßen. Er hatte seine Heilslehre nach Mosis Vorbild in zehn Gebote gekleidet, schlug sie öffentlich an, wie Luther seine Thesen, und verteidigte sie öffentlich in Vorträgen gegen mäßiges Eintrittsgeld. Er eiferte wider die geistigen Getränke und das \'stinkgiftige Schmauchkraut\', rühmte das Wasser und pries bombastisch die gütige Natur nach der Art der heutigen Naturärzte\" (Adolf Kussmaul in \"Jugenderinnerungen eines alten Arztes\", Stuttgart 1899). - Kussmaul weiß über den komischen Heiligen weiter zu berichten: \"Böse Zungen sagten ihm nach, sein Gesetz sei strenger als der Apostel gegen sich selbst, und behaupteten fest, sie hätten Mahner im weltlichen Gewande bei Trüffelpastete und Sherry im Hinterstübchen eines Mannheimer Restaurants überrascht. - Es wurde uns erzählt, er steige jetzt mit seinem Meister täglich auf den Königsstuhl, um dort oben im Walde auf den Wegen und Halden Sonnenbäder zu nehmen; sie liefen fast unbekleidet barfuß einher. Leider hatte die Polizei kein hygienisches Einsehen, sie verbot diese stärkenden Übungen, um den Damen der Stadt den verleideten Besuch des Königsstuhls wieder zu ermöglichen. Mahner war wirklich ein ungewöhnlich abgehärteter Mensch. Die Zeitungen berichteten von einem erstaunlichen Schauspiel, das er an einem sonnigen Wintertage den Bewohnern von Mainz bereitet hatte. Auf einer Eisscholle stehend, in Sandalen und nur an den Hüften bekleidet, soll er, einen Becher Rheinwasser schwingend, auf dem Strom an der Stadt vorbeigetrieben haben. - Der Abhärtung ungeachtet, hat er kein hohes Alter erreicht. Verkommen im Elend, starb er im städtischen Hospital zu Konstanz.\" - Etwas fleckig und leicht gebrauchsspurig. Mehrfach gefaltet. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
 22.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Tracé du Chemin de Fer de Paris à Strasbourg 3ème section itinéraire traversée du département de la Meuse Vitry le François à la station de Pagny-sur -Meuse.

      Exceptionnel par son format de 11,04 mètres x 0,35 ,en accordéon,complet de la page de titre avant la date et l'échelle.Très rare,très bon état.Il est joint 5 pages in folio,manuscrites Chemin de Fer Paris à la frontière d'Allemagne 3ème section rapport sur les résultats des études dans le département de la Meuse Toul le 7 août 1847. Rare,trés bon état

      [Bookseller: Charbonnel]
 23.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        L'An. Poëmes par Thomas Braun.

      Bruxelles, E. Lyon-Claeson, 1847 (=1897), Limited edition of 1070 copies, 39pp., this is one of fifty on Papier Holland Van Gelder & Zonen ()Nr. 19), contains Thomas Braun's poems on the changing seasons are illustrated with 16 richly-colored woodblock landscapes by Franz Melchers with the artist's signature remarque on each plate, with an Art Nouveau title printed in lavender and olive, Square quarto (35,5 x 33,5 cm), original olive green wrappers pasted on a professionaly repaired covers. The plates are in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Krul Antiquarian Books]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Autograph letter signed (within the text). "4 Hobart Place Eaton Sqa.", i. e. London, 28. IV. 1847.

      1847. 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. To Mrs. Erskine, possibly the wife of the Scottish orientalist and historian William Erskine: "Mr. Mendelssohn presents his Compts. to Mrs. Erskine & regrets most sincerely not to be able to accept of Mrs. Erskine's very kind invitation; as he must leave London already next week he is not sure whether he will be able to thank Mrs. Erskine in person for her kind note, but he hopes to find an opportunity of doing so [...]". - Mendelssohn was known to have been in London in April 1847, to hear Jenny Lind sing in Meyerbeer's "Robert le Diable". Mendelssohn greatly admired Lind and in the 1840s she became a protégée - it was rumoured that in 1847 he had written to her to suggest an elopement, though she was married at the time. - On laid paper watermarked "J. WHATMAN", with two early horizontal folds, in very good condition. - Though not formally signed, the use of his name at the beginning is effectively a signature.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
 25.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Gallerie der Costüme auf historischen nationellen und characteristischen Grundlagen für dar Theater herausgegeben und mit Erläuterungen über den Ursprung dir Anwendung und das Chararteristische derselben begleitet.

      Berlin, Winckelmann & Söhne (ca. 1847). (10) 96 p. (+ 114) Contemporary half Leather with 5 raised bands, partly gilt-edged, 4° (Costume book by Louis Schneider published for the design of costumes for theaters. Contains 114 handcoloured prints with an explanation, 4 with heraldic symbols and the others depicting 2 or 3 figures wearing clothes from countries and cultures around the world. With an index by nationality, social class, century etc.).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Roo]
 26.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        SCHWÄBISCH-GMÜND. "Gmünd". Gesamtansicht von der Höhe gegen Heubach (13,5 x 25 cm), umgeben von 10 Teilansichten.

      - Altkol. Lithographie auf China nach Theodor Carl Weber, gedruckt bei G. Küstner, dat. 1847, 31 x 45 cm. Schefold 7056. - Die Randansichten zeigen u.a. Kaserne, Stadtkirche, Leonhards- und Johanniskirche, Calvarienberg, Schloß Rechberg und den Marktplatz. - Breitrandig und tadellos. Kapitales Souvenirblatt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Naval History of the United States of America

      Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company, Philadelphia, PA 1847 - Very Good full leather 1st edition, has the previous owner's name and notations on the front endpapers. Rear endpaper is missing. Front board is slightly bowed. Leather cover has rubs and wear, especially at the spine ends and edges. Marbled endpapers and page edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 447 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elder's Bookstore]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Memoirs of a Physician. (Joseph Balsamo and/or Cagliostro)

      Belfast and London.: Simms & McIntrye., 1847. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/Not applicable. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. 3 volumes in one published in 1847-48 as part of the "Parlour Library" series by this publisher and numbered 2, 10 and 16 in the series of original literature that produced about 80 new titles of the very first cheap literature. The final part has a date of 1848. (according to Sadleir in his Bibliography of 19th Century Fiction 1951) it was published June 1st 1848 and is correctly dated 1848 here).There had been a slightly earlier "first edition" published in London in 1846, which only consisted of about half the book, up to chapter 67 of 131 chapters. This is the first COMPLETED edition in English. **The author was having trouble finishing the novel in France and the rest was not published until this complete edition by this Belfast publishing house. There is a short novelette bound in by Madame Charles Reybaud; "The Two Marguerites". with separate title page and 118 pages in length. The book has 3 title pages two dated 1847 and final part 1848 as called for in Michael Sadlier's " Bibliography of 19th century Fiction". The parts are all complete and collated. 861 pages + the other title. Condition: Bound in a contemporary half calf, marbled boards, marbled endpapers, some small browning and light handling and age toning. A good to VG copy of this rare Dumas "1st edition". Also published under the various titles over the years as Cagliostro, Madame Dubarry, The Countess Dubarry, The Elixir of Life and in the USA by its sub-title of Joseph Balsamo, Physician. A true 19th century mystery and part sensationalist tale of twisting plots and crimes. In the same vein of the work of Wilkie Collins and Emile Gaboriou.

      [Bookseller: Colophon Books. PBFA]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [LETTER SIGNED FROM JOHN SUTTER TO COLONEL JOHN FREMONT PRESENTING THE BILL FOR THE USE OF SUTTER'S FORT (FORT SACRAMENTO) DURING THE ANNEXATION OF CALIFORNIA]

      New Helvetia [Sacramento], Ca, 1847. [3]pp. with integral address leaf. Quarto. Light stain, archival repair to loss in blank area of address leaf and to a small hole affecting four letters on first leaf, not affecting readability. In a cloth folder, printed paper labels. A very important letter from the Swiss-born Sutter just a year before the famous discovery of placer gold at his mill attached to his "New Helvetia" settlement along the Sacramento River, and written at a critical turning point in California's early history, directly relating to the American occupation of California, and furthermore referencing the Donner tragedy. John C. Fremont first saw Sutter's Fort in 1844 on his first expedition to California. Against the advice of the Washoe Indians he crossed the Sierras at Carson's Pass in midwinter and the party arrived at Sutter's in March of 1844, spending a month there to recuperate. Fremont was there again towards the end of 1845 and stayed another month. When Fremont next returned it was mid-July in 1846. He raised the American flag and renamed the adobe structure "Fort Sacramento," leaving Edward Kern in command. By the time Sutter apologetically presents this bill to Fremont, California was firmly in American hands. The letter reads, in part: "Dear Sir, By Capt Kern who leaves today for Monterey I take the liberty of sending you the annexed a/c against the U.S. Fort for rent of Fort Sacramento and dwelling houses for use of the families of the U.S. Volunteers. I bring it up to the time of the receipt of the letter of Capt J.B. Hull, ordering the discharge of the Garrison although the Soldiers have been in active service under Capt Kern and Lieut. Woodworth U.S.N. some one month & half since and in fact the Garrison was not discharged untill the 18th of April and the dwellings are still occupied by the Volunteer and emigrant families. Can I ask you to use y[our] influence to have the a/c credited or do me the favour of informing me to whom to apply for the adjustment of said a/c. I take the liberty of writing you on the subject as you are the only officer of the Govt that knows anything about the value of the place. By complying with the above request you will confer a great favor which will be reciprocated...." The "emigrant families" to which Sutter refers are some remnants of the Donner party who had been stranded near Truckee during the preceding winter. The rescue expeditions were taking place from Sutter's fort as this letter was written, and the last survivor reached there on April 29, three days after the composition of this letter. On the third page, in neatly ruled tabular form, Sutter sets out the account between "The United States of America" and himself for "Military Operations in California" during 1846 and 1847. The bill specifies "Rent of Fort Sacramento and four Dwellings for Volunteer families," for seven-and-a-half months, and the total (based on a rate of $1,000 per month) comes to $7,500. A significant communication between two legendary figures in both western Americana and the history of California, emanating from the fledgling years of California statehood.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Philosophie der Staatsökonomie oder Notwendigkeit des Elends

      Darmstadt, Druck und Verlag von Carl Wilhelm Leske 1847 - Zwei Bände in einem Band in 8vo; (4), XL, 401, (1) Seiten; LVI, 492 Seiten; Halbleder des späten 19. Jahrhunderts über marmorierten Deckeln mit Lederecken, nicht berieben oder bestossen, etwas Rückenvergoldung und goldgeprägter Rückentitel und Bandnummern, roter Schnitt, grüne Vorsätze, Band 2 stellenweise gebräunt, sonst altersbedingte leichte Tönung, sauber und frisch, ein sehr gutes Exemplar. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des Werkes Système des contradictions économiques ou Philosophie de la misère 1846. Es gab 1847 eine weitere Ausgabe in deutscher Sprache, übersetzt von W. Jordan. Proudhon verbindet in seinem Werk Betrachtungen über Metaphysik, politische Ökonomie, Sozialismus und Soziologie. Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865) war französischer Ökonom und Soziologe, der sich als sozial-revolutionärer Anarchist verstand. Er gilt als Theoretiker eines antiautoritären, egalitären und freiheitlichen Sozialismus. Humpert 13083, Stammhammer Sozialismus I, S. 191 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
 31.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
 32.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Breslau, 18. VIII. 1847.

      1847. 1 S. 4to. "Ew. Wohlgeboren wollen gütigst entschuldigen, daß ich Ihre werthen Zeilen vom 16. v. M. erst heute, nach 4 Wochen zu beantworten mir die Ehre gebe. Dieselben gelangten während meiner Abwesenheit auf einer Badereise hieher, und erst gestern, bei meiner Rückkehr habe ich sie vorgefunden. Ihre gütige Aufforderung durch einen literarischen Eintrag zur Unterstützung der hiesigen durch Wasserfluthen Beschädigten mitzuwirken, ist mir sehr ehrenvoll, nur muß ich aufrichtig bedauern demselben nicht entsprechen zu können. Es liegt mir kein Produkt vor das geeignet wäre, und es fehlt [...] an Zeit und Stimmung etwas Neues hervorzubringen [...]". - Nach der Teilnahme an den Befreiungskriegen trat Heyden als Referendar in Oppeln in den preuß. Staatsdienst ein. Seit 1826 Regierungsrat, wurde er später Oberregierungsrat in Breslau. Das ihm 1843 angetragene Amt des Zensors lehnte der ansonsten Unpolitische ab. Sein spätromantisches Historiendrama Conradin (1818) wurde u.a. von August von Platen gefeiert. Heyden veröffentlichte epigonenhafte Versepen, Gedichte und Dramatische Novellen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
 33.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        L‘été a Bade, mit Illustrationen von Tony Johannot, Eug. Lami, Francais et Jaquemot.

      Paris : Ernest Bourdin (1847). 1 1 299 Seiten. 18x27, blaues farbig illustriertes und goldgeprägtes O Ln mit Voll-Goldschnitt ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR mit 54 Holzschnitten im Text, 6 kolorierte lithographische Kostümdarstellungen (Paysan et paysannes badois / Postillon et aubergiste badois / Etudiants d‘ Heidelberg), 12 Stahlstich-Ansichten (5 Ansichten aus Baden-Baden und ein Portrait des Großherzogs Leopold von Baden und je eine von Rastatt (Schloß Favorite), Konstanz, Freiburg i. Br., Karlsruhe, Heidelberg und Mainz) und eine lithographische, kolorierte Karte des Herzogtums Baden sowie einem Stahlstich-Portraits des Großherzogs Friedrich von Baden, der Einband ohne nennenswerten Berieb, innen stellenweis leicht braunfleckig, der Einband am Rücken leicht restauriert Versand D: 5,00 EUR La 40128, i

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Baldreit]
 34.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Les supercheries litteraires devoilees - Galerie des auteurs apocryphes, supposes, deguises, plagiaires et des editeurs infideles de la litterature francaise pendant les quatre derniers siecles - Ensemble les industriels litteraires qui se sont anoblis a cette epoque

      Paris, L'editeur, rue Mazarine, 1847-1853, edition originale. 5 volumes in-8°, format 14x22 cm, demi-chagrin vert bouteille a coins, 5 faux-nerfs, tranche marbree, CXLVIIJ + 604, 650, 614, 668 et 410pages. Des rousseurs dans le texte des premiers volumes. Superbe reliure. Bon etat.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Frédéric Delbos]
 35.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


         [FLORENCE] Pianta della città di Firenze. Presso Molini.

      Firenze Molini 1847 En 21 sections jointes formant un plan de 505 x 678 mm. Plan topographique de Florence publié par l'éditeur et libraire florentin Giuseppe Molini. Il est orné en haut à droite du blason de la ville, le lys rouge nommé "fleur de lys florencée", et en bas à droite d'une scène figurant un homme allongé près d'un lion. Ce plan fut publié au milieu du XIX siècle, époque qui marqua la fin du règne des ducs de Toscane sur Florence. Il témoigne de la splendeur et de l'extravagance qui caractérisaient le Grand Duché de Toscane : au nord de la ville, le gigantesque Palais Pitti et ses immenses jardins, au sud l'imposante forteresse du Castello San Giovan Battista. Aujourd'hui, la plupart des rues indiquées existent toujours, mais la ville s'étend bien au-delà des limites indiquées. Bel exemplaire. Rare. Tooley Revised Edition, tome 3, p. 267.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Bail]
 36.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c.

      Chapman and Hall London 1847 - First English edition. 8vo (21.7 x 14.2 cm). Title, viii, 436, [2] pp. Contemporary green calf, gilt decorated spine with red morocco gitl label, marbled edges and endpapers. This journey to the Crimea was essentially for the purpose of geological research, especially to examine the great question of the rupture of the Bosphorus. Atabey 592; not in Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
 37.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Illustrations of Indian Ornithology, Containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India.

      Madras P.R. Hunt American Mission Press 1847 - First edition. 4to., (30 x 23.5cm), 50 hand-coloured lithographed plates; TO BE COMPLETED Jerdon (1811-1872), in his capacity as assistant surgeon to the East India Company, arrived in Madras in 1836. In his introduction the author notes that of the forty-seven species depicted "the great majority of them are figured here for the first time, and either improved figures, or different states of plumage, compose the remainder of the drawings". Three of the birds are from the Himalayas, one from Ceylon, and the "rest inhabit the peninsula of India". On several plates the early owner, a Major in the 66th Regiment, has noted when and where he has shot specimens, if common, and that several he has sent to England. Nissen IVB 477; Fine Bird Books, p.83; Anker 231; Wood, p.407; Zimmer, p.335. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
 38.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Die Deutschen Alpen. Ein Handbuch für Reisende durch Tyrol, Oesterreich, Steyermark, Illyrien, Oberbayern und die anstoßenden Gebiete.

      Jena, Friedrich Frommann, 1845-1847. - 5 Teile in 2 Bdn. XX, 296 SS. IV, 284 SS. IV, 353, (1) SS. IV, 279, (1) SS. IV, 287, (1) SS. Marmorierte Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Dreiseitiger marmorierter Farbschnitt. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. - Der Meininger Pädagoge und Alpinist Schaubach (1800-50) unternahm zwischen 1824 und 1847 zehn längere Reisen zur Erforschung der Alpen, die ihn in die damals noch wenig erforschten Gebiete der Ostalpen, darunter die österreichischen Alpen, die bayerischen Alpen und Dalmatien führten. Daraus erwuchs das vorliegende Standardwerk, "der erste Versuch einer Gesamtdarstellung der Ostalpen aus eigener Anschauung. Für Wanderer und Alpinisten bestimmt, wird die Naturlandschaft erstmals einschließlich der Höhenzone dargestellt, werden Bergfahrten und Übergänge beschrieben und landeskundliche Gegebenheiten vermerkt. Das heute auch alpinhistorisch ergiebige Werk trug wesentlich zur touristischen und alpinistischen Erschließung der Alpen bei und verbesserte die Kenntnis der alpinen Topographie entscheidend. Mit seinen Reisen und Schriften wurde Schaubach zum Pionier der Alpingeographie und des Ostalpenbergsteigens" (NDB). - Einbände berieben. Durchgehend stärker stockfleckig; einige Anstreichungen und hs. Ergänzungen. Dreyer 35. NDB XXII, 587. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 39.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Large Three-Dimensional Specimens from Resort Town St. Leonards-on-Sea

      St Leonards-on-Sea, England, 1847-1849. Substantial collection of 123 ocean botanical specimens, gathered by an unidentified English nineteenth century phycology enthusiast, neatly organized into three sections, Melanospermeae, Rhodospermeae, Chlorospermeae, and accompanied by a manuscript index card. Includes over 75 specimens carefully mounted into a large album and captioned in manuscript with scientific names, as well as 48 additional specimens mounted onto individual leafs placed within the same volume. (A scant few specimens, mostly on the individual leafs, were collected in Tenby, Wales, in 1853. One is captioned New Holland, the former name for Australia.) Folio. Purpose made volume, half burgundy morocco over brown marbled boards, "Sea-Weeds" titled in gilt to spine. Volume measures approximately 28 x 45 cm. Specimens vary greatly in size, the smallest measuring approximately 2 x 2 cm, and the largest spanning approximately 42 x 20 cm. A large volume houses this fine herbarium of over 100 impressive marine species, large and small benthic macroalgae mostly growing in the English Channel, some having been discovered not long before, the lot skillfully harvested by a nineteenth century botanist who sometimes managed to extract even the root system intact. The collector is unknown, though the volume possesses some evidence that he was well-travelled and presumably well-off. Many seaweed specimens gathered at St Leonards-on-Sea are dated November and December 1848, when the town was primarily a seaside resort for the wealthy. A few specimens placed separately in the volume were gathered in 1853 off the shoreline of Tenby, another spa resort town in Wales. And, possibly most interesting of all, is a vibrant sample of Gigartina speciosa, which was discovered in Western Australia in 1845, which is mounted to a leaf embossed 'Bath'. Melanospermeae (olive seaweeds), Rhodospermeae (red spore seaweeds), and Chlorospermeae (green seaweeds), are the three categories by which the preserved seaweeds are presented. The collector had clear intent for his work, labeling pages with tipped-in headings prior to embarking on his search for obscure, desirable, and little-known genera. As opposed to the random gatherings of a hobbyist, his findings are systematically organized, the album being laid out with a plan. A manuscript list also names a few "desirable plants to procure seeds of." The collection begins with an enormous leaf of Fucoideae Cystoseira, also known as bullwhip kelp, followed shortly thereafter by a large and beautifully defined Halidrys siliquosa or Sea Oak (H.C. Lyngbye, 1819). A large mauve-black Fucus vesiculosus is also beautifully intact with dramatic spherical air bladders. Better known as bladder wrack, it was discovered in 1811 and was the original source of iodine, once used extensively to treat goiter. Other varieties from the Fucales order of brown algae follow, including the Fucus serratus or the Toothed Wrack. Yet more in the so-called 'olive' category include the fine translucent pale green Laminaria Phyllitis, the Desmarestia, the Dictyoteae, the Chorda filum commonly called Sea Lace, and the complex Ectocarpus varieties. The red seaweeds section "Tribe II - Rhodospermeae" renders 21 unique genera for observation. Colourful, delicate, and enticing, some of these include unique varieties of Delessaria, a Nitophyllum laceratum (S.G. Gmelin) juxtaposed against a Nitophyllum Gmelini, the Rhodymenia palmata (Greville 1830) commonly known as dulse, the Chylocladia articulata, the striking dense and tufted Polysiphonia, the Polysiphonia elongata, and other from this genus of filamentous red algae which is known now to have about 19 species on the coasts of the British Isles. Of special interest is a page with samples of three types of the holotype species Griffithsia which was named in honour of the discoverer, pioneering female phycologist from North Devon, Amelia Warren Griffiths (1768-1858). Finally, the third section yields the delicate and bright green Ulva or sea lettuce, three Conferva, a spectacular example of coldwater Porphyra laciniata which has a textural appearance of vellum, and a few little enteromorpha. The collector's captions frequently note a page reference to a volume titled 'Marine Botany' and also indicate specimens described by 'Sowerby' the latter being English naturalist and botanist James Sowerby (1757-1822) who published and illustrated the enormous multi-volume work "English Botany" that was issued between 1790 and 1813. This is a very large volume measuring 28 x 45 cm and featuring numerous large seaweed specimens. Seaweed is a loose colloquial term encompassing macroscopic, multi-cellular, benthic marine algae. The term includes some members of the red, brown and green algae. A seaweed may belong to one of several groups of multi-cellular algae: the red algae, green algae, and brown algae. As these three groups are not thought to have a common multicellular ancestor, the seaweeds are a polyphyletic group. In addition, some tuft-forming bluegreen algae (Cyanobacteria) are sometimes considered to be seaweeds. Phycology is the scientific study of algae. The branch of life science is often regarded as a subdiscipline of botany. Algae are important plants as primary producers in aquatic ecosystems. Most algae are eukaryotic, photosynthetic organisms that live in a wet environment. They are distinguished from the higher plants by a lack of true roots, stems or leaves. Many species are single-celled and microscopic, including phytoplankton and other microalgae. Others are multi-cellular to one degree or another, some of these growing to large size (for example, seaweeds such as kelp and Sargassum). St Leonards-on-Sea (commonly known as St Leonards) has been part of Hastings, East Sussex, England, since the late 19th century though it retains a sense of separate identity. It lies to the west of central Hastings. The original part of the settlement was laid out in the early 19th century as a new town: a place of elegant houses designed for the well-off; it also included a central public garden, a hotel, an archery, assembly rooms and a church. The land that is now St Leonards was once owned by the Levett family, an ancient Sussex gentry family of Norman origin. James Burton, a successful London architect who had developed large areas of Bloomsbury and the houses around Regent's Park, purchased land from the Eversfield estate to put into being his concept of a seaside resort. The land was part of Gensing Farm, and included a small wooded valley leading down to the sea. Work on the plan started in early 1826. Before he died in 1837 St Leonards (Royal Victoria) Hotel, the South Colonnade, an archway marking the town boundary with Hastings, and tall seafront houses (as far as 71 Marina) had also been completed. In 1850 his son Decimus started the second phase of building, by acquiring more land and extending the development westward. Today's St Leonards has extended well beyond that original design, although the original town still exists within it.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts]
 40.   Check availability:     PBFA     Link/Print  


        Fables de Lokman, surnommé le Sage, en arabe et en français, avec la prononciation figurée, ainsi que la traduction en français, mot à mot et interlinéaire, le tout suivi d'une analyse grammaticales, de notes et d'une traduction française au net; par Léon et Henri Hélot. Paris, Théophile Barrois, 1847.

      1847. 8vo. (4), III, (1), 104 pp. Modern half fawn roan, smooth spine. Original yellow wrappers printed in red and blue bound within. Marbled endpapers. A new edition of the Fables of Lokman, a legendary sage of the pre-Muhammedanian era and occasionally said to have been king of Yemen, a prophet, or an Abessinian slave. This late 13th-c. adaptation of a Syrian translation of Aesop's Fables was attached to his name. Since their first publication in Europe in 1615, the "Fables" constitute an obligatory passage for learning Arabic, which explains the proliferation of versions (including those for school use). - Insignificant staining to wrapper. Chauvin III, p. 17, no. 23. Cf. Schnurrer 142.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
 41.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Dictionnaire de marine à voiles et à vapeur. Publié sous les auspices du baron de Mackau.

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, (1847),2 volumes in-4, VIII-736 pp., VII planches dépliantes / VIII-771 pp., X planches dépliantes. Reliure demi chagrin noir époque, dos à nerfs orné de filets.(les figures des planches du tome 1 ont été légendées). Édition originale. Polak 952 et 953. 17 grandes planches dépliantes reproduisant 173 et 283 figures. Traduction des mots et termes en anglais.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Giard]
 42.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("DDrKieser"). Weimar, 27. III. 1847.

      1847. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. An einen Geheimrat mit einer Empfehlung für Dr. Hommel, einen "Hülfsarzt der unter meiner Direction stehenden Großherzogl. Irrenheilanstalt zu Jena". - Stärker angestaubt und mit kleinen Randläsuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
 43.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        MINISTERE DE LA GUERRE. Compte général de l'administration de la justice militaire pendant l'année 1844.

      1847Paris, Imprimerie Royale, avril 1847. Grand in-quarto (229 X 300) chagrin rouge à grain long (reliure de l'époque) ; 42 pages. IMPORTANTE SOURCE JUDICIAIRE SUR L'APPLICATION DE LA JUSTICE MILITAIRE EN 1844. Un rapport du ministère de la Guerre à Louis-Philippe, daté de décembre 1833, rappelle l'utilité de ce tableau statistique : « c'est un besoin de notre époque d'appeler un examen attentif sur toutes les parties de l'administration, de recueillir et de coordonner les faits pour en tirer d'utiles enseignements, et d'exposer au grand jour de la publicité les résultats obtenus. Ceux que présente l'administration de la justice militaire m'ont paru propres à exercer une influence salutaire sur l'application des lois, et à compléter, sous un de ses rapports les plus importants, la connaissance de l'état de la justice criminelle en France. » Parallèlement aux Comptes généraux de l'administration de la justice criminelle et civile, publiés par le ministère de la Justice sous forme d'un volume annuel de 1827 à 1974, le ministère de la Guerre fut chargé de rédiger annuellement le Compte général de l'administration de la justice militaire. SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE dans une reliure décorée rappelant les productions de Thouvenin ou Bozérian, probablement réalisée par l'atelier de reliure de l'Imprimerie Impériale. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

      [Bookseller: Librairie ancienne & Moderne Eric Castér]
 44.   Check availability:     Livre-rare-book     Link/Print  


        Il Perfetto Leggendario, ovvero Storia della vita di Gesù Cristo. Ornata ed arricchita di tavole all'acquerello.

      1847. Roma, Tip. della Minerva, 1847-50, voll. 3 in 20 dispense, in-4, tutte (tranne una) in br. edit. con cornice tipografica, contenenti fogli e tavv. sciolti, come usciti di tipografia, pp. (14), X, 240, (4) - XXIV, 338, (2) - (2), XXII, 234, (2). Con 116 (sulle previste 120: mancano le tavv. 61, 112, 113, 114; tavv. 66, 107, 108 doppie) belle tavv. con scene del Vecchio e Nuovo Testamento di gusto neoclassico, su disegno del pittore F. Bigioli, ed incise in rame all'acquatinta da: G. Cleter, P. Gatti, G. Wenzel, G. Francioni. Prima ed unica edizione (esemplare intonso) stampata su carta pregiata Fabriano dall'editore R. Gentilucci (1805-69), specializzato in editoria religiosa ed ideatore della famosa "Galleria Dantesca" in Palazzo Poli a Roma; per questa opera fu insignito (v. la tav. d'apertura, fuori numerazione) di medaglia d'oro da re Ferdinando II di Borbone.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Gozzini]
 45.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Views of the Overland Journey to India from Original Sketches. London, Charles Chabot, [1847/1848].

      1847. 12 tinted lithographed plates on unwatermarked wove paper (28 x 38 cm), including a title-page and 11 views. All lithographs printed from a zinc plate by William Alfred Delamotte after drawings by Frances Broughton. Original publisher's lithographed wrappers. Kept in modern brown cloth portfolio. A very rare set of beautiful views of an overland journey from England to India, by way of Egypt and Arabia. Including a view of the entrance to the natural harbour of Aden, showing its mountains, two armed Arabs, a building complex, and a steamer and two smaller ships on the water, a caravan through the desert, awaited by a group of Arabs, and the harbour of Suez. "[I]n the early years of the nineteenth century he [Delamotte] was one of a group of pioneering younger British artists that included Constable and Turner, who sketched landscape in the open in oils" (ODNB). He was active as the drawing-master at the Royal Military College. The title-page and the drawings bear the date 1847 and the publication is mentioned in volume 38 of "The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist" published in 1848. - A few minor spots and slightly browned along the edges, otherwise in very good condition. Abbey, Travel 522. WorldCat (3 copies). For Delamotte: Luke Herrmann, "Delamotte , William (1775-1863)", in ODNB (online ed.).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
 46.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.