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      John Murray, London 1847 - Contemporary half calf leather with matching corners and marbled boards and endpapers, gilt-ruled spine with recent gilt-lettered black morocco spine label; xiii, 321 pages, no terminal ads. BAL 13655: State B of page 209, no priority. Illustrated with a frontispiece map. First printing of Melville's second book, preceding the American edition by several weeks. Based on the mutiny on the Julia and Melville's adventures as in Tahiti. Lightly foxed; recently and neatly rebacked retaining the original spine. Very Good to Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A Guide To The Architectural Antiquities In The Neighbourhood Of Oxford

      John Henry Parker, Oxford. for the Oxford Society For Promoting The Study Of Gothic Architecture 1847 - Half morocco over marbled boards, VG+. viii+[v-xi]+399pp, 2 colour plates, 4 b/w maps, b/w plates & many b/w text illustrations, leather rubbed along the edges, some light foxing internally which affects some plates. Large Library bookplate to the pastedown, no other library evidence, a nice copy. Architectural descriptions of many churches in a 30 miles radius of Oxford, grouped together in 'rides'. Covers many parishes, with the emphasis on Ecclesiastic buildings. 100 grams. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eastleach Books]
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        Carte statistique de la distribution des eaux de l’Ourcq, dans la ville de Paris. 1846.

      1847 - "Aqueduc de ceinture ; rigole d'embranchement, conduites maitresses et branchements, galeries, réservoirs, fontaines, bornes-fontaines, fontaines marchandes. Reproduisant à l'échelle d'un millimètre et demi pour dix mètres les plans généraux et les tableaux statistiques dressés par conduite maitresse ; et déposés à la Ville. Les dites archives fondées, les dits plans et tableaux dressés et la présente carte exécutée : sous les ordres et par les soins de Mr. Emmery, Ingénieur en Chef Directeur des Ponts et Chaussées, Ingénieur en Chef Directeur des eaux, des égouts, et des canaux de la ville de Paris. Gravée sur la demande du Conseil Municipal et suivant arrêté du 14 avril 1837. De Mr le Comte de Rambuteau, Pair de France, Préfet de la Seine. 1839.La dite carte statistique burinée sur cuivre pour être complétée chaque année et rectifiée s'il y a lieu. Conformément aux distributions d'eaux qui pourront être ultérieurement ordonnées.Dressée par ACHIN - Gravée par DORMIER - Les écritures par LALE - Dirigée par MONVOISIN."Mention manuscrite et signature de M. Many (?), l'Ingénieur en chef du Service Municipal de Paris : "Complété jusqu'au 31 décembre 1846. Paris, le 26 juillet 1847."Belle carte entoilée étonnamment fraiche, dimension pliée 17 X 24 cm. Dans son mémoire sur la statistique des eaux de la ville de Paris, l'auteur, nommé chef du service des eaux en 1832 et chargé en particulier de l'assainissement, écrivait :" L'expérience apprend encore que le nombre des hommes généreux qui consentent à mettre en commun et avec abandon tout ce qu'ils savent, que ce nombre, disons-nous, est fort restreint ; presque toujours, l'homme spécial a un grand intérêt à se rendre nécessaire, par calcul, il a l'égoïsme raisonné de ne communiquer aux autres que le moins possible, de faire de tout un service public, une sorte d'arcanum ; et de là le tort, pour ainsi dire volontaire, de laisser périr, presque pour chaque génération, les plus précieux documents. Toujours est-il que nous pourrions citer des distributions d'eaux publiques qui sont devenues, dans certaines villes, le monopole d'une famille, et nous affirmons au moins que lorsque nous sommes arrivé à la direction des eaux de Paris, c'est avec toutes les peines imaginables que nous avons pu ressaisir les fils de cet immense service." . 480 g.

      [Bookseller: Librairie La Perle Rare]
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        Three Years Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China


      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. ]
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        A Grammar of the Mpongwe language with vocabularies


      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. ]
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        Travels in Western Africa in 1845 andamp 1846


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


      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. ]
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        The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club


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        Memorie per la storia di Ferrara raccolte da Antonio Frizzi con giunte e note del conte avv. Camillo Laderchi

      presso Abram Servadio 1847 4to (cm. 25,6), 5 Voll., XIX - 349(3), X - 439(3), VI - 522, VI - 504(2), XVI - 490(2) pp. con 18 tavv. f.t. di cui 2 grandi mappe della città più volte rip. Legature coeve in mz. pelle verde con fili e titoli oro al ds. Ingialliture alle prime tre carte del primo vol., tagli alle cerniere del quinto vol. ma, nel complesso, ottimo esemplare. Ex libris araldico. Seconda edizione, non comune. Lozzi, 1688 (per la prima).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        The Greatest Plague Of Life

      London - David Bogue 1847 - A scarce first edition of this curious work edited by the Mayhew brothers, in the very attractive calf binding of Sorrell of London. With twelve plates by George Cruikshank, collated complete, this extremely interesting work also includes the original cloth binding adhered to the rear endpages, allowing further authenticity to this definitive first edition example of Victorian literature. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Condition: Rebound calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally very smart, there is some minor wear to the joints and extremities only, with some strain to hinges. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throughout, aside from the odd instance of spotting. Overall: NEAR FINE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        The Little Classic, and Chronological Companion. Being a Guide to the Study of Mythology, Ancient History, and Ancient Geography; With the Lading Events of General History, alhabetically arranged. To which is added, The Miniature Law Dictionary. The whole extracted from Maunder's treasure of Knowledge. Sold by all Booksellers.

      London Printed and Published by W. S. Johnson. no date 1847 - 32mo, 78 x 42 mms., pp. [ii], 256, 155, [4], 4 - 84, engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title-page, original publisher's gilt cloth with lozenge shape on each cover, spine blocked in gilt with title "Maunder's Little Treasury," all edges gilt; joints a little rubbed and worn, with the autograph ownership of G. Berry 1946 on the front paste-down end-paper. Samuel Maunder (1785 - 1849) was an indefatigable compiler of reference works. ODNB notes: "Maunder's first book was The Little Lexicon, or, Multum in parvo of the English Language (1825). His next book, The Treasury of Knowledge and Library of Reference (1830), sold over 200,000 copies. The Biographical Treasury (1838) was frequently revised and reprinted and was brought up to date by W. L. R. Cates (1873, 1882). An interesting feature, used elsewhere, is the snippets of information and moral maxims printed in the four margins of each page. Other Treasuries were devoted to belles lettres (1841), history (1844), natural history (1848), and geography (1856 and 1860)." He died at his home in Gibson Square, Islington, on 30 April 1849. Uncommon. WorldCat locates copies of an 1847 imprint by Darton and Co in at University of Virginia, University of Indiana; no copies with the Johnson imprint located. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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        Sketches Graphic and Descriptive for a History of the Decorative Painting applied to English Architecture

      London: John Williams, 1847. First edition. Hardcover. Modern three quarter red calf and marbled boards. Near fine. 88 pages in text. Folio, 38 x 28 cm. Chromolithograph title page and 24 chromolithograph plates. A spectacular example of Victorian colour printing. ABBEY LIFE 6." A smaller book of this time which deserves not to be forgotten, with beautiful chormolitho plates, comparable to Pugin's coloured books, is E.L. Blackburne.....its 24 plates show tiles, decorative motifs, painted wall, ceilings, and other architectural details, printed in many colors and without any hand-colouring by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen." Small damp stain at joint head not affecting text or images, raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        L'an: Poemes Illustrated by Franz M. Melchers.

      - Bruxelles: E. Lyon Claesen, 1847 [but 1897]. Slim large 4to. Original stamped green boards, grained black leather backstrip. In black clamshell box. A fine copy of a scarce and fragile book. First edition, Braun's own copy; presentation copy with a full-page inscription by Braun in 1945 donating the book to a fund for Dutch artists and writers and noting the death of Melchers at Anvers the year before. One of a thousand copies of the regular edition of wove paper, from an edition of 1070 copies in all. Contains 16 full-color illustrations of Dutch scenes by Franz Melchers to accompany Braun's cycle of poems about the changing seasons. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS: Embracing Their Antiquities, Mythology, Legends, Discovery By Europeans in the Sixteenth Century, Re-Discovery By Cook, with Their Civil, Religious and Political History, From the Earliest Traditional Period to the Present Day

      Honolulu: Charles Edwin Hitchcock, 1847. The scarce first edition printed in Hawaii, the first Honolulu edition and third edition overall. Much rarer then the earlier Boston and London editions. Text double column, with woodcut illustrations within, one of which is full-page. 8vo, contemporary marbled boards backed in brown leather, gilt ruled on the spine. 240 pp. A bright, clean and handsome copy, the text uncommonly fresh with only a few very occasion spots, two gatherings a bit toned but the rest surprisingly bright, the binding solid with only very light rubbing, a small piece neatly excised from the blank front free-fly. FIRST EDITION OF THE VERY SCARCE FIRST HAWAIIAN EDITION OF ONE OF ONLY A SCANT FEW ANTIQUARIAN HISTORIES OF HAWAII NOT WRITTEN BY MISSIONARIES. The author, James Jackson Jarves, was founder and editor of Hawaii's first newspaper, 'The Polynesian' and was a member of the American Oriental Society. This edition is considerably scarcer then the London and Boston counterparts. It contains a great deal of information of social, economic and political value and the author states the edition to be entirely rewritten with nearly twice the material of the two earlier editions.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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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: Together with An Excursion into the Interior of the Eastern Part of Java (Volumes I and II)

      Published by T & W Boone, London 1847 - Volume I: xii, [1] (list of plates), 423 pages; Volume II: v, [1] (list of plates), 362 pages (including Appendix at rear containing plates of New Genus including snakes and crabs); 19 engraved plates in total (including 2 folding maps of Island of Java and Great Barrier Reef) of varying subject matter (including Interviews with Natives at Wickham River, Natives at Cape York, Treacherous Bay at Erroob, Malays), engravings in text throughout both volumes, bookplates of 'Francis Beaufort' [of the wind scale], on upper pastedown and inscribed "Harriet M P Strickland" on title pages (both Volumes), inscribed "Flora Pollen" on title page (Volume I) and upper free endpaper (Volume II), upper blank inscribed with handwritten dedication by "Flora Pollen.1931" to her son (Volume I) explaining naval and friendship connections between all those named, the Beaufort wind force scale is named after this Francis Beaufort First Edition , new calf spines, rubbing to boards, and edges, occassional foxing throughout, some pencil annotation Volume II, good condition , half bound with calf and marbled boards, gilt rules to boards with gilt titles on red labels, speckled edges with curved foredge, marbled turn-ins, blue ribbon markers to both volumes octavo, 21.5 x 14.5 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        Album Pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba

      Oilprinting Storch & Kramer [for] B. May [circa. One of two pirated editions produced in Germany in the 1850s, both by Bernardo May.. Unobtrusive repairs to the corners and endpapers; cloth a little soiled; very good copy enclosed in a custom clamshell box.. Sabin 17748; Palau 5421. Oblong folio, original blind-tamped grey-green cloth, gilt decorations and lettering on the upper board. Color-lithographed title and 27 plates after lithographs by Pierre Toussaint Frederic Mialhe. Two folding maps. First published in Havana in 1847-48 as Viaje Pintoresco al Rededor de la Isla de Cuba, Frederic Mialhe's work was pirated twice in the next decade by the Berlin publisher Bernardo May, who succeeded in defending himself against a breach of copyright suit by Mialhe and his Havana publisher Louis Marquier. Ironically May's pirated edition guaranteed the availability of Mialhe's well into the future for the original Havana edition is virtually unobtainable today. This copy has the captions in Spanish only, and in quality of the lithographs and their coloring is superior to the other pirated issue. With Cuban provenance: on the front free endpaper is the pencil inscription to "Miss Julia Mellon, Havana March 17th, 1861, from W. Tinquet [?].

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        The Novels and Tales of Charles Dickens in three Volumes Volume One , Containing The Pickwick Papers and The Old Curiosity Shop and Two, Conatining Sketches of Every Day Life, etc Oliver Twist and Barnaby Rudge.

      Lea and Blanchard, 1847 - 362 Seiten und 323 Seiten Englische Sprache, Volume 1 und Volume 2, beide Exemplare altersbedingt gebräunte Seiten und gebräunter, fleckiger Schnitt, sehr berieben, bestoßene und geknickte Kanten, Seiten sehr fleckig und teilweise geknickt, Buchrücken altersbedingt gelockert, Sehr fleckiger Einband, II Band hat Kritzeleien auf Cover, beide Exemplare mittelmäßiger Zustand. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 3500

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        The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, Esq: L.L.D. COMPLETE IN TEN VOLS

      Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1847 - A.e.g., marble eps, decorative gilt boards, decorative board edges and decorative spine, bindings tight, contents clean and bright, some shelf wear to corners, spine top and tail and spine edges. A lovely attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: St Marys Books And Prints Wisden Dealers]
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      London: Chapman, Brothers, 1847. vii,[1],199,[2],24pp. Octavo. Pale green cloth, stamped in blind, spine and upper board decorated in gilt. Ink name on free endsheet, early inscriptions on verso of free endsheet (dated 25 Feb. 1847) and half-title, rear inner hinge cracking, cloth dust darkened at edges, with a few small spots to upper board, some signatures slightly proud, but a good copy, enclosed in folding clamshell box with title-label removed from spine. Small bookseller's ticket on rear pastedown. First edition, BAL and Myerson's primary binding, and with the 24pp. inserted terminal catalogue dated 16 Nov. 1846. This copy does not have the inserted errata slip that appears in some (but by no means all) copies in the primary binding. This authorized edition precedes the analogous US edition by several days and includes a particularly blunt warning to those who might pirate the text in the UK. A difficult book to find in anything approaching agreeable condition in the original binding. MYERSON A18.1.a. BAL 5210.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Geijer/Carlson, Geschichte Schwedens Bd.1-5, 1832-1875 Geijer, E

      Geijer, Erich Gustav, 1783-1847 - Geijer/Carlson, Geschichte Schwedens Bd.1-5, 1832-1875 Geijer, Erich Gustav/Carlson, Friedrich Ferdinand. Geschichte Schwedens Bände 1-5 (von 7) Hamburg/Gotha, Perthes, 1832-1875. Erschienen in der Reihe "Geschichte der europäischen Staaten", herausgeg. von A.H.L. Heeren und F. A. Uker. Beschreibt die Zeit bis zum Jahr 1706. Kollation: Bd. 1 XII, 312 S., Bd. 2 III, 354, Bd. 3 III, 428, Bd. 4 XIV, 734, Bd. 5 XXXIII, 607. Nahezu fleckenfrei. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
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        Der Aether gegen den Schmerz : Mit einer lithographischen Tafel.

      Berlin : Hirschwald 1847 - XII, 228 S., 1 Taf., 19 cm, Halbgewebeeinband der Zeit leicht berieben, Rücken mit Goldprägung, Vorblatt mit Besitzstempel, leicht stockfleckig. Dieffenbach (1792-1847); erste Publikation der Äthernarkose bei Plastischen Operationen. Sprache: deu Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Wissenschaftliches Antiquariat Köln]
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        Lettre autographe signée et datée, adressée à l'imprimeur Prudont-Dupré

      16 - 4 pages Paris, 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 cœur de fœtus, une oreille, une petite collection d’utérus, le tout formant une somme de 1600 f [.]. Vous me demandez à quel prix je pourrai reprendre ces objets ; je les reprendrai à moitié prix. C.a.d. pour 800 F à la condition qu’ils sont en bon état, et qu’ils m’arriveront en bon état de conservation. Peut-être trouveriez-vous à les vendre à de meilleurs conditions soit à votre ville, soit à votre collège. Je ne peux moi vous offrir d’avantage. Veuillez Monsieur, recevoir mes salutations empressées." Au dos les adresses du destinataire et de l'épistolier et cachet de la poste du Neubourg, près de Saint Aubin d'Ecrosville, bourg natal de Louis Auzoux. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Plantae Utiliores, Or Illustrations of Useful Plants, Employed in the Arts and Medicine. Vol. III and Vol. IV

      London: Whittaker & Co. 1847 / 1850. Vol. III and Vol. IV bound in one. Unpaginated. Bound in grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Wear to spine ends, outer spine joints and extremities. Inner hinges split. Cloth marked. Endpapers foxed. Separate title pages and contents pages. With 129 of 132 hand-coloured full page lithographic plates. Four plates loose with tears to edges. A very few plates with light foxing, all others plates clean and fresh with no foxing or staining. Colours fresh and vibrant. A Good copy. . Good. Cloth. 1847. 4to..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        The Comic History of England. Vol. 1-2.

      London, Published at the Punch Office, 1847-48. XII + 320 + XII + 304 pp. 20 hand coloured steel engravings and numerous woodcuts by John Leech. Bound in full red morocco with five raised bands (C. P. Putnam`s Sons). Spine gilt. Original cloth sides and spine bound in at the rear

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        Indische Alterthumskunde (4 Bände & Anhang in 4 Bänden).

      Leipzig, Kittler bzw. Bonn, Koenig, 1847/74 (Band 2 in 2. Auflage). - Mit 2 teilkolorierten gefalteten Karten, unterschiedliche Halblederbände der Zeit, 24 x 16 cm, Einbände berieben, innen etwas gebräunt, Band 1 auch etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage Dans L'Amerique Meridionale (Le Bresil, La Republique Orientale De L'Uruguay, La Republicque Argentine, La Patagonie, La Republique Du Chili, La Republique De Bolivia, La Republique Du Perou)... Tome Quatrieme. 2nd Partie: MAMMIFERES

      Paris: Chez P. Bertrand, Libraire-Editeur, 1847 Volume appears to have been rebound in the early 20th century, incorporating reprints of a few of the missing plates. Cloth over spine and corners is rubbed and a little worn. Marbled paper over boards is a little rubbed. Scattered, mostly light foxing. Volume remains tight and in generally good condition, though head of spine has been bumped, and there is a light crease at upper inside corner of all leaves. 22 of 26 plates are present, though five are good quality facsimile color reprints apparently included at the time of rebinding. The plates with condition are as follows, with the reprints being identified: 1 (skulls): scattered foxing over plate. 2 (skulls): scattered light foxing, mostly outside of borders. 2bis (skull portions): very light scattered foxing. 3 (Cebus fulvus): Color Facsimile reprint with slight foxing outside of image. 4 (Calitrix entomophagus): Color Facsimile reprint with slight foxing, mostly outside of border. 5 (Callithrix donaeophilus): Color Facsimile reprint with scattered very light foxing, mostly outside of border. 6 (Lophostoma silvicola): Color Facsimile reprint. 7: Lacking. 8 *Edostoma cinerea): Color Facsimile reprint. 9 (Noctilio rufipes, etc.): Hand colored engraving. 10 (Noctilio affinis & Molossus rugosus): Hand colored engraving. 11 (Molossus moxensis & Vespertilio): Hand colored engraving. 12 (Mephitis Humboldtii): Hand colored engraving. 13 (Cranes...): Engraving. 14 (Felis Geoffroyi): Hand colored engraving. 15 (Lutra platensis): Hand colored engraving. 16 (Octodon gliroides): Hand colored engraving with a couple very slight foxing spots. 17 (Ctenodactylus brasiliensis): Hand colored engraving. 18 (Cavia australis, etc.): Hand colored engraving with a couple of very slight foxing spots. 19: Lacking. 20 (Cerous antisensis, etc.): Hand colored engraving. 21 (Delphinus cruciger, etc.) Hand colored engraving. 22 (Inia boliviensis): Engraving, with a small part being hand colored. 23: Lacking. 24: Lacking. 25 (Delphinus blainvillei) Engraved with a small part being hand colored. . First Edition. Half Cloth - Hardbound. Good (see details)/No Jacket. Folio.

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      London: Smith, Charles, 1847. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand outline. Images measures 28" x 21.75". Sheet measures 29.75" x 23.5". Beautifully colored map of India. Covers modern day India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka and depicts political boundaries representing territories under British possessions, British protection and independent states. Includes an inset of the Birman Empire. Shows cities, lakes, rivers and roads. Relief shown by hachure. Charles Smith was a map and globe seller, publisher and stationer in London. He was appointed as map seller to the Prince of Wales in 1809 and traded as "Charles Smith and Son" from 1826-1854. He was succeeded by his son William Smith and later his grandson Guildford Smith. The business would eventually be taken over by the George Philip firm in 1916. Map was originally in four section joined to make single sheet. Toning along joints. Minor spotting. A beautiful and rare map.

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        Recall of Sir Eardley Wilmot, Governor. Van Diemen's Land. Return to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 26 March 1847... [and] Van Diemen's Land. Further Return to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 26 M..

      London: March & May, 1847. Two pieces, folio, 12 pp,; a fine copy, unbound as issued. A scarce pair of printed documents providing the background to the controversial recall of the Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land. Wilmot fell foul of the establishment when his despatches generally took the colonists' side, arguing that police and judicial expenses were Britain's responsibility. Matters came to a head soon after Gladstone replaced Stanley at the Colonial Office in 1845; he and Stephen, the Undersecretary, became increasingly disturbed by the apparent failure of the probation system and especially by reports of homosexual practices among convicts."Spokesmen of colonial interests received a friendly hearing at Downing Street; they made propaganda of the convicts' supposed homosexual behaviour, and of Wilmot's alleged amours" (ADB). Stephen advised Gladstone to recall Wilmot, the pretext chosen being neglect of the convict system. Wilmot of course refused to hand over his authority, declared himself "The Victim of the most extraordinary conspiracy that ever succeeded in defaming the character of a Public Servant", demanded redress, and stayed in the colony to gather evidence for his defence. He soon became ill, however, and died on 3 February, 1847.

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        The Builder's Guide; A Practical Treatise On Grecian And Roman Architecture, Together With Specimens Of the Gothic Style. Also, Practical Treatises On Geometry, Decimal Fractions, Menstruation, Trigonometry, And Carpentry And Joinery. Revised And Improved, With Additions of Villa and School House Architecture, By H. Austin, Architect, and H. Barnard Esq.; Embracing All The Necessary Details, And Particularly Adapted To The Wants Of The Less Experienced

      Hartford: Case, Tiffany And Burnham, 1847. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary calf over boards. Two Vols. in one. Very good. Folio, 40.5 x 30 cm, Folio, 96 pages in text. Thirty-eight wood engravings and fifty lithographed plates, some are double-paged. This edition contains the only published architecture designs of Henry Austin [five plates]. The frontispiece shows a view of the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford designed by Austin; it has since been restored to this appearance. HITCHCOCK 593. KARPEL B104. "The most complete of any of the Greek Revival builder's guides, this work leaves no stone was an important book and was favored by builders, probably because of its large scale, folio-sized plates of the orders. Practically all copies found have been given hard use, a sign of the book's popularity." Scattered, mostly marginal foxing, house plates clean, rubbing to extremities and covers, backstrip worn head and foot.

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        The Man in the Moon

      Published by Clarke, London 1847 - , Six parts in one volume, iv, 362 pages, Six folding illustrations. First edition , remainder of original spine laid over new matching cloth cover. Cover a little marked, minor foxing, nice and clean within. Good condition Original red cloth with blind stamp design front and rear, gilt design and title on front 12 x 15 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia, 1847. Portrait. Contemporary half sheep and marbled boards, spine gilt. Rubbed. Moderate to heavy foxing. A good, sound copy. "Contains Lundy's journal kept on his second and third journeys to Texas, 1833-34 and 1834-35, in search of suitable places for the colonization of freed slaves. On the second trip his route was by steamboat from Cincinnati to Nashville, thence to Memphis and New Orleans, and by sea to Brazoria; on foot to San Felipe; to San Antonio de Bexar, where he worked at his trade of saddler while planning a colonization scheme, August- October 1833, and to Monclava, where he remained until January 1834. The third journey began at Nashville, from which he went by steamboat to New Orleans, back up the Mississippi and Red River to Natchitoches...On each of these tours he kept day-to-day accounts of his itinerary and activities. There are also some excellent descriptions of Texas" - Clark. "...A most interesting Texas book because of Lundy's three journeys to secure a colonization grant. Lundy was a keen observer and in his journeys refers to many of the prominent Texans" - Streeter. Scarce, and an important chapter in Texas history. CLARK III:66. GRAFF 1195. HOWES E10. WAGNER-CAMP (3rd ed) 108 (note). STREETER TEXAS 1169.

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        THE EXPEDITION TO BORNEO OF H.M.S. DIDO, For the Suppressionof Piracy: With Extr

      London 1847, Chapman. Red cloth, spine bit faded, 2 vol. set. 429+315p., frontis, 10 litho plates, 6 folding maps, table,. 13.5 x 22 cm., gilt-stamped spines, small blind stamps, ex-. library no other marks, clean copy. SECOND EDITION. AN EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE ON THE BORNEO & MALAYAN AREAS This is an early account of Borneo and Sarawak, is the result of the stationing of the Dido under the command of Henry Keppel in the area following the Chinese War. It is largely based on journal of James Brooke, who had distinguished himself in service during the Burmese War, and who devoted his life to the study of Asiatic Archipelago. * The work contains interesting appendices with a Malayan Dayak glossary, J. Hunt's "Sketches of Borneo' communicated in 1812 to Raffles, and Brooke's "Proposed Exploring Expedition to the Asiatic Archipelago" in 1838. * With tinted lithographic plates [found in the First Edition only] of landscapes after G. Hawkins. . Quoting from Hill: "Keppel, a British naval officer who had served in the Opium War, participated in the campaigns against the Borneo pirates in 1843-4."The first volume concerns itself with Brook's exploits in Sarawak from 1838-42...Dyaks, the opening &c... Keppel, a British naval officer who had served in the Opium War, participated in the campaigns against the Borneo pirates in 1843-4." The first volume concerns itself with Brook's exploits in Sarawak from 1838-42...Dyaks, the opening &c... *** REFERENCE: TOYO BUNKO: CLASSIFIED CATALOGUE OF BOOKS IN WESTERN LANGUAGES ON SOUTH-EAST ASIA IN THE TOYO BUNKO, p.142. * Hill p.162 * Allibone 1025 * Brunet 20743 *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Meiningen, 9. III. 1847. - 2 SS. Folio. An einen Herrn Vetter: "Sie waren stets so freundlich und gütig gegen mich gesinnt und erfreuten mich öfterer durch Zusendung mehrerer Ihrer schönen Gedichte wofür ich Ihnen noch zu großem Dank verpflichtet bin, dass ich es wage Sie zu bitten, mich ferner mit Ihrer Muse zu erfreuen und zu unterstützen indem ich die Idee habe, ein fortlaufendes Werk für eine Singstimme mit Begleitung des Pianoforte aus Originaldichtungen und Compositionen der ‚beliebtesten Dichter' und Componisten bestehend, heraus zu geben [.]".

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        PROVERBIAL PHILOSOPHY: A BOOK OF THOUGHTS AND ARGUMENTS Signed by Samuel Morse to his cousin a week before he married her

      Wiley and Putnam, New York 1847 - Two parts bound in one small octavo volume (5" x 7-3/8") in full black morocco leather; all edges gilt. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front flyleaf: "Miss Sarah Elizabeth Griswold/from her affectionate Cousin/Sam. F. B. Morse/August 1st 1848." Morse married his first wife, Lucretia Walker, on 29 September 1819 in New Hampshire; she died in 1825 after the birth of their third child. Morse married his second cousin, the deaf Sarah Elizabeth Griswold, twenty-six years his junior, on 10 August 1848, or just nine days after inscribing this book. In addition to being an accomplished artist, Morse conceived of the telegraph in 1832 and developed a working model by 1837, though interest was not great in it. In May 1844, Morse sent his famous "What hath God wrought?" message from Washington to Baltimore. In addition Morse published the first American description of the daguerreotype in 1839 and became one of the first Americans to make daguerreotypes in the United States. Light, scattered foxing; extremities rubbed. Very Good or better [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Werke. Vom Verfasser selbst besorgte Ausgabe. Band 1-38 [von 50] in 18 gebunden.

      Leipzig Carl B Lorck ? 1851 1847 - Kl.-8° (15,5 : 10 cm). Mit gest. Porträt. Leinenbände d. Zt. mit vergoldetem Rückentitel. Eppelsheimer 479. ?Erste deutsche Gesamtausgabe. Sie erschien zuerst wie vorliegend bei dem dänischstämmigen Verleger Lorck in 38 Teilen und wurde später bis 1872 bei Hartknoch fortgeführt. ? »Das Märchen meines Lebens ohne Dichtung« hier im Erstdruck, gleichsam als Einleitung (= Theil 1 und 2) erschienen, wurde in Dänemark erst acht Jahre später veröffentlicht. ? Die hier vorliegende Sammlung machte H. C. Andersen in Deutschland bekannt, von hier aus nahm sein Ruhm seinen Ausgang. Der Autor pflegte intensiven Umgang mit seinem Gastland, viele deutsche Fürstenhöfe und Persönlichkeiten boten ihm ein gastfreies Haus: das Großherzogpaar zu Sachsen-Weimar, König Maximilian von Bayern, Adalbert von Chamisso, Friedrich Wilhelm Schelling und Ludwig Tieck sind an erster Stelle zu nennen. ? Aus der Bibliothek Maximiliane Blittersdorf geb. Brentano (Tochter von Antonie und Franz Brentano; 1802?1861) mit deren eigenh. Namenszug auf einigen leeren Vorblättern. ? Einbände gering berieben und bestoßen. Ein Einband farblich etwas abweichend. Innen meist leicht stockfleckig, vereinzelt etwas stärker. Guter Erhaltungszustand dieser sehr seltenen Reihe. Auf Vollständigkeit geprüft, eingehend kollationiert. ? First, scarce German Edition with first printing of »Märchen meines Lebens«. The collected works were published first in 38 volumes, by Lorck from Denmark and were enlarged to 50 volumes until 1872 by the publisher Hartknoch. ? Binding somewhat rubbend and slightly bumped. One binding discoloured. Mostly slightly browned and here and there some brown stains. ? Out of collection Maximiliane Blittersdorf geb. Brentano (daughter by Antonie und Franz Brentano; 1802?1861). Complete, all leaves present, collated copy. 5000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Paris, 8. VIII. 1847. - 8vo. 1 page. With address. To the Italian poet, translator and librettist Andrea Maffei (1798-1885) telling him that the composer Emanuele Muzio (1821-1890) is coming to Milano. - For Giuseppe Verdi he wrote the famous libretto for „I masnadieri".

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      New York, 1847. In original 12mo. cloth cover. Cover lightly rubbed at extremities. Minor soiling to map. A few small holes at corner folds. Very good. A map of the Valley of Mexico, with an inset showing the route between Vera Cruz, Alvarado, and Puebla. Canals, roads, and bodies of water have been handcolored. Size would seem to indicate that this pocket edition is a slightly larger variant edition of the map discussed by Phillips and Rumsey: "Phillips attributes this to J.G. Bruff, although his name is not listed on the map. This is a detailed map of the Valley of Mexico with some of its information and profile taken from the larger Disturnell 'Treaty Map'" - Rumsey. Not in Wheat. Scarce. RUMSEY 4530 (ref). PHILLIPS, MAPS, p.410 (ref).

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        The Plays of William Shakspeare, accurately printed from the text of the corrected copies left by the late George Steevens, Esq., and Edomd Malone, Esq., with Mr. Malone's various readings, a selection of explanatory and historical notes, from the most eminent commentators; A History of the Stage, & A Life of Shakespeare; by Alexander Chalmers, F.S.A.

      Longman, Rivington, Richardson, Hatchard, et al, et al, London. 1847 - First edition thus. Octavo. Eight volumes: xlviii, 286; 458; 519; 487; 575; 621; 554; 539. Portrait frontispiece and various other engravings depicting the female characters from the plays. Fine period binding of full tan panelled calf with raised bands, elaborate gilt decoration and inner dentelles, red and green morocco title labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. Some foxing here and there to the plates. Some mild wear to edges of covers. A near fine set, handsomely bound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas

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

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        Praktische Anweisung, den hydraulischen Kalk (Cement oder künstlichen Puzzolane) zu bereiten und denselben bei Wasserbauten aller Art anzuwenden. Nebst Beschreibung und Abbildung der dazu nötigen Brennöfen, Apparate und Geräthschaften.

      Quedlinburg und Leipzig Basse 1847 - (18,5 x 11 cm). VIII, 119 S. Mit 12 gefalteten und beidseitig bedruckten lithographierten Tafeln. Pappband der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser gekrönten Preisschrift, übersetzt von C. G. Schmidt. - Vicat (1786-1861) hat sich durch den Bau mehrerer Wasserbauten eingehend mit natürlichen und künstlichen Wasserkalken beschäftigt und damit den Grundstein zur Entwicklung des Portland-Zementes gelegt. "Er wurde mit der Untersuchung und Herstellung der für die Kanalbauten in der Bretagne notwendigen Kalke beauftragt; diese Tätigkeit führte zu der Gründung der Fabrik für hydraulische Kalke in Doué. Vicat wurde 1827 zum Ingenieur en Chef 1. Klasse befördert. Er verhalf durch den Nachweis zahlreicher Fundstätten von hydraulischen Kalken der gesamten Kalkindustrie zu einer lebhaften Entwicklung" (Matschoss). - Stempel auf Titel. Vorsatz mit handschriftlichem Besitzeintrag. Vorderer Deckel schwach angeknickt, sonst sauber und gut erhalten. - Matschoss S. 282; vgl. Darmstaedter S. 331 und 354 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Regesta Historiae Westfaliae accedit Codex Diplomaticus / Westfälisches Urkunden-Buch. Fortsetzung von Erhard's Regesta Historiae Westfaliae. Bd. 1 - 8 & Bd. 9/ 5. Lieferung & "Index zu H. A. Eberhard's Regesta Historiae Westfaliae (zu Bd. 1 + 2)" & "Personen-Register zum dritten Band" & "Supplement" & "Additamenta zum Westfälischen Urkunden-Buche".

      Münster / Aschendorff, Münster / Regensberg 1847 - 1847-1993. 15 Bde. HLdr. / OBrosch. 15 Bde.! - Einbände gebrauchsspurig, teilweise mit leichten Bereibungen; Schnitt & Seiten bei einigen Bde. stockfleckig; teilweise Besitzvermerk auf Titel- oder Vorsatzblatt; sehr vereinzelt Anstreichungen in wenigen Bde.; insgesamt guter Zustand d. Bde.! 10000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeine Moden-Zeitung

      Leipzig Baumgärtners Buchhandlung 1847 - Allgemeine Moden-Zeitung 1847. Redacteur Dr. A. Diezmann. Leipzig: Baumgärtners Buchhandlung, 1847. 4°. Nr. 1 - 49 Mit Bildermagazin der allgemeinen Modenzeitung mit Tagesberichten für die Modenwelt bzw. Intelligenzblatt zur Modezeitung c. 700 S. Mit 55 kolorierten lithographischen Modentaf. und 54 s-w Stahlstichen oder Lithographien. Goldgepr. Hldr. aus d. Zeit. Einband in Ecken und Kanten berieben - siehe Foto. Innen sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Die schwarz-weisse Tafel zeigen am meistens Ansichten und Portraits. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L’an: Poemes Illustrated by Franz M. Melchers.

      Slim large 4to. Bruxelles: E. Lyon Claesen, 1847 [but 1897]. Slim large 4to. Original stamped green boards, grained black leather backstrip. In black clamshell box. A fine copy of a scarce and fragile book. First edition, Braun’s own copy; presentation copy with a full-page inscription by Braun in 1945 donating the book to a fund for Dutch artists and writers and noting the death of Melchers at Anvers the year before. One of a thousand copies of the regular edition of wove paper, from an edition of 1070 copies in all. Contains 16 full-color illustrations of Dutch scenes by Franz Melchers to accompany Braun’s cycle of poems about the changing seasons. Fine.

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        Physiologische Wärmeerscheinungen. Bericht über Der Inhalt der Schrift ‘Ãœber die Erhaltung der Kraft';" in Die Fortschritte der Physik im Jahre 1845, 1847, pp. 346-355 AND "Der Inhalt der Schrift Ãœeber die Erhaltung der Kraft" in Die Fortschritte der Physik im Jahre 1847, 1850, pp. 232-245

      FIRST EDITION OF HELMHOLTZ'S FIRST STATEMENT OF HIS 'CONSERVATION OF FORCE,' predating by two years his famous 1847 work "Ãœber die Erhaltung der Kraft" (Garber, The Language of Physics, 293). In the first paper offered here, an 1845 review paper on theories of physiological heat, Helmholtz notes that "'if we substitute the motion theory of heat for the material theory of heat, we see heat as originating from mechanical force.' From this it followed that chemical electrical, and mechanical force were equivalent, and [he] cited some of the experimental evidence he would use in his 1847 paper to demonstrate this" (Garber). Helmholtz would later note that these 1845 findings - his first statements on the subject - really belonged in his 1847 work. The second paper offered here is Helmholtz's own summary of his famous 1847 paper. "Throughout the 1840s Helmholtz educated himself in higher mathematics, initially to understand how to use mathematics in physiology… The closeness of his work in physiology and physics is illustrated in his work on conservation of force. The principle itself was actually stated in a review paper [this paper] on animal heat in 1845. After surveying work done by Davy and Lavoisier on the issue, he examined Leibig's paper on the origins of animal heat" (Koenigsberger, Hermann von Helmholtz, 34). "The presupposition of vitalism, that there is an inexhaustible "vital force" that powers living bodies, had led some investigators to posit that there is an inexhaustible force, whether mechanical or not, that can power a machine indefinitely: a perpetual motion machine" (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). "Stating that it was of interest to physics in general as much as physiology, Helmholtz asserted that the principle of the constancy of force-equivalence was already used as the foundation of mathematical theories. As examples he [here] cites Carnot's and Clapyeron's determination of the work contained in a given quantity of heat and Neumann's theory of currents induced by moving magnets. Helmholtz took his principle of 'conservation of force' as empirically grounded and 'theoretically stated and well known'. "The material theory of heat was doomed" (Garber). Helmholtz "states without hesitation that the material theory of heat is no longer tenable, and that a kinetic theory must be substituted for it, since heat originates in mechanical forces, either directly by friction or indirectly from an electrical current produced by the motion of magnets. This conception of heat as a motion involves the conclusion that mechanical, electrical and chemical forces must always be the definite equivalent of one and the same energy, whatever the mode by which one force is transformed into another" (Koenigsberger). CONDITION & DETAILS: In: Die Fortschritte der Physik im Jahre 1845 pp. 346-355, 1847) and Die Fortschritte der Physik im Jahre 1847 pp. 232-245, 1850). Berlin: Druck und Verlag von G. Reimer. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.5; 219 x 138mm). Two full, complete volumes. Bound in contemporary green cloth boards with paper, hand-lettered library sticker at the spine and prior owner's name on the front free endpaper. Tightly and solidly bound. Minor age spotting to the preliminaries, otherwise clean.

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        The Ingoldsby legends or mirth and marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire [with] The Ingoldsby legends ... Second series.

      The very rare private issue of the first two volumes of Barham's most successful work, specially printed on heavier cream-toned paper, with the special limitation leaf, numbered and signed by Richard Bentley in the first volume. Plates and illustrations are by Leech, Cruikshank, and Buss. This copy is denoted copy #1 in ink, but a trace of an erasure suggests it may have been denoted #12, and then corrected at some point. The ownership signature of the author's son, R.H.D. Barham, who edited the third volume in 1847, appears on the half-title of the second volume. No private issue of the third volume was prepared. The rather complex bibliography of this private issue, as well as that of the public issue, is discussed at length by Sadleir in the context of his entries for the copies in his collection, pp. 27- 29. He owned copy #8 (the publisher's copy) of the private edition of the first volume, but lacked the second volume in this form. He had knowledge of only two other copies, Barham's own copy (later Owen Young's) at the NYPL, and a catalogue reference to a copy from the collection of D. Phoenix Ingraham, sold in "February 1836 [sic, i.e. 1936]." This copy of the first volume, like Sadleir's and the others, has on p. 236 the incomplete printing of "The Franklyn's Dogge." Sadleir's analysis suggested to him the following probable sequence: a) the private edition, b) copies of the public edition with p. 236 in the same form as it appears in the private edition, c) copies of the public edition with p. 236 blank; and d) copies of the public edition with the complete new version of the text on p. 236. The set in hand raises a new question in regard to the form of the binding of the private edition in its original state. Sadleir's copy, like the copy he located at NYPL, was bound in "Full brown Russia," with the title, imprint, and date on the spine, and the title on the upper board, and he describes that binding as "original." The binding described by Carter in reference to the twelve private copies is also in accord with Sadleir's description. However, the remnants of the binding preserved at the back of the present first volume -- see below -- are red moiré silk (as opposed to the brown cloth of the public edition), with the side panels and spine ornately blocked with a gilt design and the title within the gilt frame (the spine is rather worn, but legible). This suggests that only some of the twelve private copies were bound in leather, and others, or at least one, were bound in this special silk cloth, gilt extra.Binding: Full claret crushed levant, gilt extra, all edges gilt, by Riviere, with the side panels and spine of the original binding of the first volume bound at the end.Barham began writing the short pieces making up this series as contributions to his friend and classmate's Bentley's Miscellany. The subject matter was "at first derived from the legendary lore of the author's ancestral locality in Kent, but soon [was] enriched by satires on the topics of the day and subjects of pure invention, or borrowed from history or the ?Acta Sanctorum'. . . . The success of the ?Legends' was pronounced from the first, and when published collectively in 1840 they at once took the high place in humorous literature which they have ever since retained" (DNB). Provenance: With R.H.D. Barham's signature as noted above, and with the armorial bookplate of Sir David Lionel Salomons (1851-1925) in each volume.

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

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

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        Libyan Chain of Mountains, from the Temple of Luxor.

      G. Moon,, Londra, 1847 - Litografia colorata di mm 350x500 su foglio di 450x605.Tratta da Egypt & Nubia, considerata assieme a The Holy Land (sempre dello stesso autore) la più grande opera illustrata in litografia di tutto il XIX secolo. Dopo aver compiuto studi d'arte e aver lavorato come pittore di scene teatrali in Glasgow e Londra, David Roberts (1796-1864) compì un lunghissimo viaggio che lo portò a visitare buona parte dell'Europa, del Medio Oriente e del Nord Africa, località affascinanti ed esotiche che lo colpirono particolarmente e che egli provvide a ritrarre in numerosi acquerelli. Tornato in Inghilterra, riuscì a pubblicare i dipinti presso l'editore Moon di Londra il quale, oltre a pagarlo profumatamente per la concessione dei diritti, lo assunse come supervisore all'opera di Louis Haghe, che doveva riprodurre gli originali in litografia. Questo è il giudizio che Roberts espresse sull'opera di Haghe: "Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone". La pubblicazione dell'opera ebbe un immediato e grandissimo successo, che contribuì non poco a collocare Roberts tra i più grandi pittori di paesaggi e di architetture.Abbey Travel I, 272: "One of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and.the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph".Bell'esemplare, con leggere e sporadiche fioriture marginali.

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