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        PASICRISIE OF RECUEIL GENERAL DE LA JURISPRUDENCE DES COURS DE FRANCE ET DE BELGIQUE 1847 (3 VOLS.)

      SOCIETE TYPOGRAPHIQUE BELGE, BRUXELLES 1847 - TITLE: PASICRISIE OF RECUEIL GENERAL DE LA JURISPRUDENCE DES COURS DE FRANCE ET DE BELGIQUE 1847 (3 VOLS.) AUTHOR: (*THE BOOKS ARE IN FRENCH OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE, UNSURE ABOUT AUTHOR, TITLE, PUBLISHER, CONTENTS, ETC.) PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) / COPYRIGHT: (*THE BOOKS ARE IN FRENCH OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE, UNSURE ABOUT AUTHOR, TITLE, PUBLISHER, CONTENTS, ETC.) SOCIETE TYPOGRAPHIQUE BELGE, BRUXELLES 1847 EDITION: First Editions assumed ISBN: NONE CATEGORY: FOREIGN, RARE, DECORATIVE, LAW BINDING/COVER: Hardbacks without dust jackets COLOR: BROWN LIKE MARBLE SIZE: 6 ½ x 9 1/4 (approximately) PAGES: 580, 464 + Tables, 696 pages. CONDITION: The spines of all the books have been replaced (see photo). There is natural age browning, light spotting to just a few pages. Volume II has a few age like time spots near the top of the first few pages. Books have light foxing. Books are without marks or writings, pages are fairly clean, and books are tight and sturdy. All the pages are present in the books. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: (*THE BOOKS ARE IN FRENCH OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE, UNSURE ABOUT AUTHOR, TITLE, PUBLISHER, CONTENTS, ETC.) EN MATIERE CIVILE, COMMERCIALE, CRIMINELL, DE DROIT PUBLIC ET ADMINISTRATIF. TROISIEME SERIE. ABONNEMENT ANNUEL. COURS DE FRANCE. 1847. Volume II has about 50 pages of TABLES DU VOLUME PUBLIE EN 1846. 1 TABLE Indicative des Articles des Articles des Codes sur lesquelsil y a Arret on decision. 2 TABLE Chronologique des Arrets, Judgements ou Ordonn. en Conseil d' Etat. 3 TABLE Alphabetique des Noms des parties entre lesquelles i y a decision. 4 TABLE Alphabetique des Matieres sur lesquelles il y a Arret ou decision. ****(research) The Pasicrisie is a collection of Belgian law , often abbreviated Pas. in citations in legal literature . Originally, this collection was titled " Pasicrisie or General Reports of decisions of the courts of France and Belgium, civil, commercial , criminal , public and administrative law, since the origin of the Court of Cassation , until this day. " Since 1814, Belgian Pasicrisie is the general collection of the jurisprudence of the courts of Belgium, which has come to join the jurisprudence of the State Council. Since 1998, the Belgian Pasicrisie however contains more than the judgments of the Court of Cassation, and renamed " Belgian Pasicrisie containing the judgments of the Court of Cassation and speeches in front of her ." COMPETITIVE PRICING! Once paid, book(s) will ship immediately to customer (it's on the way), you are welcome to email about shipment date! REFUNDS: All ViewFair books, prints, and manuscript items are 100% refundable up to 14 business days after item is received. InvCodePrc E H V VIEWFAIR BOOKS: 008824 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ZWÖLF SINFONIEN von WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - ZWEITE SERIE No. 13. bis 24. Bisher noch ungedruckt. arrangirt FÜR\'S PIANOFORTE ZU VIER HÄNDEN von CARL CZERNY [Origial-Ausgabe nach der eigenhändigen Handschrift Mozart\'s im Besitz der Verleger. - Eigenthum der Verleger - Hamburg bei AUG. CRANZ. London bei J. J. EWERS & Co.]. W. A. MOZART SINFONIE No. 20. Nach Mozart\'s Original-Manuscript arr: von C. Czerny. // Die letzte Seite als : ZEUGNISS mit K.K. OESTERR. STEMPEL (K.K. Cont.Stempel WIEN d. 9ten. Juni 1847): GEDRUCKT: \"Wir Unterzeichnete die wir theils durch Beruf, theils durch Kunstliebe, Neigung, Studium und günstige Umstände die sämmtlichen Werke des unsterblichen Mozart , aus seinen Lebensepochen so wie auch seinen Styl und seine Handschrift genau kennen, bestätigen hiermit, daß uns folgende Orchesterwerke in W. A. Mozarts Originalpartitur in drei Bänden klein-quer-Quarto gebunden, zur Einsicht vorgelegt wurden] : Nr.1 Sinfonie C-dur; Nr. 2 Sinfonie D-dur; Nr. 3. Sinfonie B-dur; Nr. 4 Sinfonie G-mol.; Nr. 5 Sinfonie Es-dur; Nr. 6 Sinfonie G-dur; Nr. 7 Sinfonie C-dur; nr. 8 Sinfonie A-dur; Nr. 9 Sinfonie D-dur; Nr. 10 Sinfonie D-dur; Nr. 11 Sinfonie D-dur; Nr.12 Sinfonie D-dur; Nr. 13 Sinfonie D-dur!!; Nr. 14 Concertone f. 2 Viol. m. Orch.; Nr. 15 Marsch f. Orchester [jeweils mit Notenbeispielen]- Dann GEDRUCKT \" Nachdem wir die Partitur dieser Werke (Eigenthum des Musikverlegers Herrn A. Cranz in Hamburg aber gegenwärtlich in Wien befindlich, genau untersucht, erklären wir dieselbe für die echte, unzweifelhafte Handschrift Wolfgang Amade. Mozarts, (mit Ausnahme der 9 Blätter in der 5ten Sinfonie im 2ten Bande und diese ganze Sammlung für um so intereßanter als sie ein historisches Denkmal seiner fortschreitenden Bildung ist. WIEN, 9. Juni 1847 /Unterschriften: R. G. Kiesewetter Edler von Wiesenbrunn, k.k. Hofrath/ Leopold Edler von Sonnleithner, Dr. Hof- und Gerichtsadvokat /Adalbert Gyrowetz, p. Kapellmeister der beiden k.k. Hoftheater /Aloys Fuchs, Mitglied der k.k. Hofkapelle in Wien, und Ehrenmitglied der philharmonischen Societäten zu Rom. Amsterdam, Salzburg, Prag, Ehrenmitglied der philharmonischen Gesellschaften zu Rom, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Prag und Carlsbad / C. CZERNY, österreichischer Komponist, Pianist und Klavierpädagoge.

      Hamburg, Aug. Cranz, 1847. EA., 29 (1) S. durchl. mit Notenbeispielen, letzte Seite mit Zeugniß / K.K. Cont. Stempel WIEN d. 9ten Juni 1847; Eindrucken, Notenbeispielen und div. Unterschriften Quer 4° Sprache : de OHLnBd. mit mont., illustr. Titel, Einband leicht berieben. Ecken gering bestossen. Innenteil Papier nachgebräunt & durchl. etwas stockfleckig; mit leichten Spuren vom Umblättern.. Ansonsten ein sauberes, gutes Exemplar Versand D: 3,95 EUR

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        Theoretisch-praktische Abhandlung über Anordnung und Construction der Sprengwerke von grosser Spannweite mit besonderer Beziehuing auf Dach- und Brücken-Constructionen aus geraden Theilen, aus Bögen, oder aus der Verbindung beider, für praktische Baumeister so wie für Vorträge über Ingenieur-Mechanik. Text- und Atlasband

       Hahn, Hannover, 1847. XV, 136 S. mit einem Atlas von 28 lithographierten Tafeln und in den Text gedruckten Holzschnitten, Pappband und kartonierter Einband, quart,(etwas stockfleckig/Textband erneuert unter Einbezug des originalen Einbandes/Atlas geknickt) - sonst gutes Exemplar / Deutsch herausgegeben von Aug. von Kaven / Mit einer Vorrede von Dr. Moritz Rühlmann - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Architektur

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        Gebetbuch für Kardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg. Faksimileband und wissenschaftlicher Kommentarband, 2 Bände

      - - Neuwertig Exemplare im Schuber. Nr. 368 von 998 Exemplaren. Faksimile nach dem Original der Österreichischen Nationalbiliothek (Codex 1847) in Wien - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1885 Nach den Ausgaben Nürnberg 1536/37. Wissen Media Group, Gütersloh, 2008. 100/61 S. mit 42 ganzseitigen, colorierten Tafeln., brauner Ledereinband mit goldgeprägtem Wappen auf vorderem Deckel/Rücken mit 5 Schmuckbünden, reicher Goldprägung u. rotem Rückenschild/Kommentarband in Leinen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO, AS ORGANIZED AND DEFINED BY THE SEVERAL ACTS OF THE CONGRESS OF THAT REPUBLIC, CONSTRUCTED FROM A GREAT VARIETY OF PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS

      Philadelphia, 1847. In original 12mo. gilt cloth folder. Minor rubbing and soiling to cloth cover. A few small tears and losses at several folds. Minor toning and foxing, some faint offsetting. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt. The fourth edition of Tanner's important map of Mexico, after the first of 1825 which was taken from his 1822 "Map of North America." The map shows all of Mexico and the majority of the American Southwest, with insets providing a "Table of Distances," a "Statistical Table," and a map of roads from Vera Cruz to Alvarado. This edition is modified only slightly from the third edition, second issue (1846), which played an important and controversial role in the war with Mexico and conflicting claims to territory near San Diego. "Finally, H.S. Tanner published the 'Fourth Edition 1847' and the 'Fifth Edition 1847' of his Map of Mexico. An insert of the harbor of Vera Cruz has been added, but in what is now the United States the only changes appear to be the inclusion of a line showing Kearny's route to Santa Fe and some alteration in the colored areas showing the extreme northern limits of New Mexico" - Wheat. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI III, p.48, no. 554. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.409 (another ed).

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        Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly , commanded by Capt. 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

      T. and W. Boone 1847 - London: T & W Boone, 1847. First edition, 8 vo, 2 vols in 1; pp. xII, [2], 423; v, [3] 362; 2 folding maps and 19 plates plus a number of wood-engraved illus. in text; lacking the publisher's advertisements; later 19th century half brown morocco; very minor rubbing, bookplate removed, a near fine copy with no foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ZWÖLF SINFONIEN von WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - ZWEITE SERIE No. 13. bis 24. Bisher noch ungedruckt. arrangirt FÜR'S PIANOFORTE ZU VIER HÄNDEN von CARL CZERNY [Origial-Ausgabe nach der eigenhändigen Handschrift Mozart's im Besitz der Verleger. - Eigenthum der Verleger - Hamburg bei AUG. CRANZ. London bei J. J. EWERS & Co.]. W. A. MOZART SINFONIE No. 20. Nach Mozart's Original-Manuscript arr: von C. Czerny. // Die letzte Seite als : ZEUGNISS mit K.K. OESTERR. STEMPEL (K.K. Cont.Stempel WIEN d. 9ten. Juni 1847): GEDRUCKT: "Wir Unterzeichnete die wir theils durch Beruf, theils durch Kunstliebe, Neigung, Studium und günstige Umstände die sämmtlichen Werke des unsterblichen Mozart , aus seinen Lebensepochen so wie auch seinen Styl und seine Handsc

      Hamburg, Aug. Cranz, 1847 - 29 (1) S. durchl. mit Notenbeispielen, letzte Seite mit Zeugniß / K.K. Cont. Stempel WIEN d. 9ten Juni 1847; Eindrucken, Notenbeispielen und div. Unterschriften Sprache : de OHLnBd. mit mont., illustr. Titel, Einband leicht berieben. Ecken gering bestossen. Innenteil Papier nachgebräunt & durchl. etwas stockfleckig; mit leichten Spuren vom Umblättern. Ansonsten ein sauberes, gutes Exemplar Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 380 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Holy Bible,

      Dublin: A. Fullarton and Co,, 1847. Translated from the Latin vulgate: diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and other editions in divers languages. The Old Testament, first published by the English College at Douay, A.D. 1609. And the New Testament, first published by the English College at Rheims, A.D. 1582. With useful notes, critical, historical, controversial, and explanatory, selected from the most eminent commentators, and the most able and judicious critics by the Rev. Geo. Leo Haydock. 3 volumes, quarto (305 x 250 mm). Contemporary black half morocco, spines with gilt titles direct, raised bands ruled in blind, marbled endpapers. Steel-engraved vignette title and approximately 30 plates. Family register neatly filled in with dates ranging from the mid to late 19th century. Partial fading to front board of one volume, occasional light dampstaining or spotting to plates. An excellent set. An early Victorian illustrated edition of the Douai Bible, handsomely bound in three volumes and with text in double columns.

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        Lecons élémentaires d`Histoire naturelle comprenant un Apercu sur toute la Zoologie et un Traité de Conchyliologie. A l`Usage des gens du Monde. Ouvrage adressé a Mme Francois Delessert.

      Paris, Dubochet - Le Chevalier & Cie, 1847. LXXXVII + 284 S. + Tafelanhang. OLwd., mit goldgeprägter Widm., dat. 1849. In franz. Sprache. Mit 863 Holzschnitten und 12 Tafeln mit altkolorierten Abbildungen. Prämienband. - Leichte Gbrsp., V. m. Blättern altkaschiert, stockfleckig, minimal wasserrandig, Tafel 9 m. kl. Eckabschnitt (3 x 6 cm, geringer Buchstabenverlust) wie überhaupt die Kanten der Tafeln etw. beschnitten sind, Ebd.: Gelenke alt m. Leinenstreifen verstärkt. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Biologie

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        Marburg in Steiermark,, seine Umgebung, Bewohner und Geschichte.

      Graz, Leykam, 1847 - 268, 239 S. Erste Ausgabe dieser seltenen ersten Monographie über Marburg (slowen. Marbor) in der Untersteiermark (Slowenien). - Schlossar 185. ÖBL VIII, 327. - Der erste Teil behandelt die Topographie, Bewohner und ihre sozialen und kulturellen Verhältnisse zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, der zweite Band gibt dann einen geschichtlichen Überblick über die Stadt Marburg von der Römerzeit bis zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Bis Seite 14 in Bd. 1 kleiner Eckabriss (ca. 5 mm, ohne Textberührung). Etw. gebräunt und fleckig. Exlibris. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1700 8°. HPgmt. des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts mit hs. Rückentitel (gebräunt, leicht bestoßen). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Thomas Sully arranges for the framing and delivery of his portraits of President James K. Polk and his Secretary of the Navy John Y. Mason

      Philadelphia, June 18, 1847. 7.75" x 10". "Fine content Autograph Letter Signed, ""Thos Sully,"" 1 page, 1 page, 7.75"" x 10"", Philadelphia, June 13, 1847 to Secretary of the Navy John Y. Mason concerning his painting of Mason and President James K. Polk. Together with a second Autograph Letter Signed, ""Thos Sully,"" and again, ""T.S."" in the postscript, 1 page, 7.75"" x 10"", Philadelphia, June 18, 1847 also to Mason on the same subject. Expected folds, a few light spots of foxing, else fine.Sully's first letter concerns the preparations for framing as he finished the portraits, and reads, in most part: ""I addressed a letter to you at Chapel Hill with particulars concerning the portrait which I am painting of the President, and you. It would be well to have them Framed here, and I should be glad to learn f that is resolved; and which of the three kinds of Frames which I sent a list of is chosen- Please inform me, as no time should be list in having the Frames prepared. "" Below his signature, he has added an estimate for the cost for the three types of frame with varying degrees of ornamentation ranging from $20 to $40. Five days later, Sully again writes to Mason to inform him that the paintings were ready for shipment to North Carolina: ""I have finished the portrait of the President, and Secretary Mason; and shall forward them to Chapel Hill next Monday. I would be much gratified to be enabled to address each portrait to the proper Society; and to know the best route for the conveyance to Chapel Hill. They will be send without Frames, as none were ordered."" To expedite a response from Mason, Sully adds in a postscript: ""N.B. on Monday next I intend to visit Providence R.I[.] where I mean to pass the summer.""Polk's portrait was commissioned by the Dialectic Society of the University of North Carolina. James K. Polk's diary notes that he sat for Sully ""the celebrated artist of Phila,"" on May 20, 1847. The President gave Sully ""a sitting of 1 and 1 1/2 hours. Judge Mason, The Secretary of the Navy, also gave him a sitting for his portrait which he is taking of the Philanthropic Society of the University of North Carolina. We both sat in the red parlour above stairs in the President's House."" Polk sat again the following day for an additional two hours and on the morning of Saturday May 22, 1847. According to Polk's notes he sat several more times for Sully. (Gladys Hall Coates, ""The Society Portraits,"" address before the Philanthropic Society, University of North Carolina, November 14, 1946). Both portraits remain at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Provenance: The Estate of Charles E. Sigety, Christie's New York."

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        [PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN, ELIZA MIDDLETON, CIRCA 1847]

      Boston, 1847. Brass mat, framed under glass in contemporary leather case. Slight silvering of the surface area, spine of case perished. Very good. A significant, early daguerreotype portrait of an austere African-American woman, Eliza Middleton, taken in Boston in the mid-19th century. Includes a printed price list on verso, reading "Plumbe National Daguerrian Gallery, 75 Court Street, Boston, W.B. Eastman, Proprietor." As outlined by John S. Craig in volume two of his DAGUERREIAN REGISTRY, Walter B. Eastman operated the Plumbe gallery "at some point (probably 1847)," when this photograph was likely produced. John Plumbe was one of the earliest American daguerreotypists; he opened his first gallery in 1840, and then franchised his operation, with several dozen galleries operating in the late 1840's. Plumbe sold them all and went to California in 1849, but the Boston gallery retained his name until 1852. The name Eliza Middleton is inscribed in pencil in leather case. There was a substantial African-American community in Boston from Revolutionary times, centered around the north slope of Beacon Hill. One of its most prominent members was George Middleton, who served with distinction in the American Revolution, and whose house, built in 1797, still stands. While reports of Middleton's marriage status and sexual preferences vary, it is likely that Eliza was a relative, and almost certainly a member of the free African-American community in Boston, which numbered around 2000 individuals at the time. Images of African-Americans in daguerreotypes are very rare, and in this instance offer historical insight into the vibrant Boston community. John S. Craig, CRAIG'S DAGUERREIAN REGISTRY: VOLUME 2, PIONEERS AND PROGRESS, ABBOTT TO LYTLE (Torrington, Ct., 1994), p.172.

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        Arba kutub min al- Ahd al-g'adid li-rabbina Yasu al-Masih

      T. R. Harrison (for the British & Foreign Bible Society), London 1847 - Small octavo. [4], 261, [1]pp. Original blind-stamped cloth, with gold lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Binding signed by Watkins. A rare first edition of the Gospels of Matthew and John, of the Acts, and of the Epistle to the Hebrews of the Arabic translation, but in Hebrew characters. This work was intended for the Arabic-speaking Jews of Yemen, Egypt, Syria, and Mesopotamia, who, in their writing or reading used only the Hebrew characters.Binding rubbed along edges, with front cover partly stained. Slight age-toning throughout. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Account of a New Anaesthetic Agent, as a Substitute for Sulphuric Ether in Surgery and Midwifery. Communicated to the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh, at their meeting on 10th November 1847. Third Thousand.

      Second edition (second issue), published three days after the first (see below). This paper announced the discovery of chloroform as an anaesthetic.While seeking a less harsh substitute for ether, Simpson discovered the effectiveness of chloroform as an anaesthetic on 4th November 1847 (see Fulton & Stanton pp. 72-73 for the hilarious account of how he and two colleagues made the discovery in the dining room of his house). Four days later Simpson first used chloroform in an obstetric case with complete success, which he reported to the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh at their meeting on 10th November.The first printed announcement of the discovery bears a postscript dated 12th November, and has the title Notice of a New Anæsthetic Agent; it has 22 pages, and only the Edinburgh publisher Sutherland & Knox in the imprint. It is extremely rare. The present second edition, sometimes called a second issue but the text was actually reset, has a postscript dated three days later (15th November); it has 23 pages and the London publisher Samuel Highley included in the imprint. It has textual changes, including an additional paragraph at the end stating that Simpson had successfully used chloroform in fifty cases to date. The title was changed to Account, giving a less ephemeral air to the publication. This copy is the second issue, with?Third thousand? on the title-page.David Lyell studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, in the years 1826-1829, at the same time as Simpson. After graduation Lyell took up a post in Berkshire, returning to Scotland in 1834 to open a medical practice in Dundee.Lilly, Notable medical books, 201. Parkinson, Breakthroughs, 1847. Thoms, Classical contributions to obstetrics and gynecology, pp. 29-34. G&M 5657 refers to the 3-page article by Simpson in the London Medical Gazette which appeared about a week after this paper. Fulton & Stanton VI.1 (first issue). Norman Catalogue 1945 (first issue). Osler 1480 and 1481 (first and third issues). Neither Fulton & Stanton nor the Norman Catalogue list the Notice (but Osler 1479 does).8vo, 23 pages. Stitched as issued, uncut (title and final blank page slightly soiled, and with an ink blot in the inner margin of the title). Presentation copy, inscribed by Simpson in the upper corner of the title: ?Dr. Lyall [corrected to Lyell] with the author?s Compts?.

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        Cartas escriptas da India e da China nos annos de 1815 a 1835 ... Segunda edição

      Lisboa: Imprensa Nacional. 1847. "Second edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [24], 283, [3]; [10], 269, [23]; 12 lithograph portraits, 1 woodcut; contemporary black calf-backed marbled boards, gilt-lettered direct on gilt paneled spines; edges stained blue; very good and sound. Lust, 109 (citing the first edition of 1843 which only had 10 plates): ""Intellectual correspondence with his wife, much of it on Chinese matters. Illustrations include portraits of Saoqua and Cha- Amui, presumably compradores."" Cordier, Sinica, 2114."

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        TEMPLE OF EDFOU, ANCIENT APPOLINOPOLOS. UPPER EGYPT [A Wide Complete View of the Temple, Being an Original Hand-Coloured Lithograph From] THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA

      London: F.G. Moon and Co., 1847. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 23" x 17.5", the captioned image, is 19.25" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an especially attractive plate showing one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. The temple is located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. The temple of Edfu is the largest temple dedicated to Horus. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt there are also views available of Tyre, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast...that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Quarto. One page Autograph Letter Signed ("P. Henry Raymond") from Cambridge, Massachusetts dated 12 February [18]55 to John H. Stevens. Old folds as mailed else very near fine. The text in full: "Dear Sir, At a meeting of the Hydrant Associates holden in their hall this evening, you was proposed and unanimously admitted a member of said Association. A special meeting will be held on the 19th inst. at 4 o'clock P.M. for the choice of President, make vacant by the resignation of T.L. Stevens. A punctual attendance is requested. I have the honor to subscribe myself as your Most Obt. Servt. P. Henry Raymond. Secretary H.A. Ex. 4."Born in Philadelphia, Patrick Henry Raymond was the first African-American Fire Chief. His father, Rev. John Raymond, was a runaway slave from Virginia who became a well-known abolitionist in New York City, and was one of the early pastors of the African Meeting House in Boston. Around 1847, the Raymonds moved to Cambridge, where they lived on Washington Street near Kendall Square, Cambridge's first African-American neighborhood. Patrick worked as a journalist at the Boston Herald and the Boston Advertiser. Able to pass as white, he and his brother joined the Navy in 1862.He returned to Cambridge in 1864, and by 1869 had become the editor of the weekly Cambridge Press. In 1871, Mayor Hamlin Harding appointed him chief engineer of the Cambridge Fire Department, which had over 80 members, both full and part time. Raymond noted in 1873 that "the extinguishment of fire has now become a business and has ceased to be a pastime, and greater facilities for making the business a successful one should be unhesitatingly provided." He continuously attempted to improve the performance of the department by encouraging city leaders to migrate the manning of the department from part to full time firemen. Over the next seven years, Raymond was able to triple the annual budget of the department, creating two new companies and building new firehouses on Portland Street, Western Avenue, and in Brattle and Inman Squares. Raymond suffered intense criticism from his rivals, but managed to maintain the office for eight years, serving at the pleasure of four different mayors. During his tenure he lived at 10 Pleasant Street, across from the City Hall of that time.After Raymond was replaced as chief in 1878, he continued as editor of the Cambridge Press until 1890, and was elected corresponding secretary of the National Association of Fire Engineers in 1873. He was also a charter member of the John A. Logan Post, GAR. He died in 1892. A rare letter on department matters by the first African-American Fire Chief. .

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        On the diamagnetic conditions of flame and gases.

      1847. Faraday, Michael (1791-1867). On the diamagnetic conditions of flame and gases. Offprint from Philosophical Magazine 31 (1847). 401-424pp. 224 x 144 mm. Original plain wrappers, spine repaired, minor chipping. Light dust-soiling but very good. Presentation Copy, Inscribed by Faraday to chemist Edward Solly (1819-86) on the first leaf: ?E. Solly Esqr from the author.? First Edition, Offprint Issue. ?In the fall of 1847 [Faraday] had learned from Francesco Zantedeschi that flames were repelled by the poles of a strong magnet. Faraday explained this effect by a temperature-dependent (dia)magnetism of gases, and proved that all current gases except oxygen were diamagnetic with respect to the air by observing their motion after being freed in the air between the poles of an electromagnet? (Darrigol, Electrodynamics from Amp?re to Einstein, p. 103). Faraday presented this copy to English chemist Edward Solly, one of his associates at the Royal Institution. Williams, Michael Faraday, pp. 396-99. Jeffreys 363.

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        VIEW FROM UNDER THE PORTICO OF TEMPLE OF EDFOU. UPPER EGYPT [An Excellent View of the Temple's Famous Inscriptions, with People in the Foreground; Being an Original Hand-Coloured Lithograph From] THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA

      London: F.G. Moon and Co., 1847. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 23" x 17.5", the captioned image, is 19.25" x 13", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. This is an especially attractive plate showing one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. The temple is located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo. The temple of Edfu is the largest temple dedicated to Horus. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt there are also views available of Tyre, Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast...that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.

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        SIEGE OF VERA CRUZ, BY THE U.S. TROOPS UNDER MAJOR GENERAL SCOTT, IN MARCH 1847, FROM SURVEYS MADE BY MAJOR TURNBULL, CAPTAINS HUGHES, McCLELLAN & JOHNSTON; LIEUTENANTS DERBY & HARDCASTLE, TOPL. ENGINEERS. DRAWN BY CAPT. McCLELLAN

      [Washington, D.C., 1847. Worn around the edges, with chips and loss, not affecting the map imagery itself. Two closed tears in the left edge do intrude into the map. Paper tanned, upper portion stained. About good. A scarce and detailed map of the Siege of Vera Cruz, a turning point in the Mexican-American War. Winfield Scott, with ten thousand American troops and a siege train, landed on the beach near Vera Cruz on March 9, 1847. The American forces outnumbered the Mexican defenders of the city by a two-to-one margin, and the American guns were especially devastating. The city's castle was undamaged, but the terrified citizenry implored Gen. Juan Morales to capitulate, which was done at the end of March. The map notes American casualties as twelve killed and sixty-one wounded (the actual numbers were slightly higher); the casualty rate among Mexican soldiers and civilians outnumbered that of the Americans. Vera Cruz would become an important port base for the American forces. This map shows the coastline from the road to Jalapa to the landing point of the American troops. The city and its main defenses are shown in detail, and the headquarters of American commanders Scott, Worth, Patterson, and Twigg are also shown. The Line of Investment is colored in red, as is the location of the American hospital. Text on the map describes the make-up of the divisions led by Patterson, Worth, and Twigg. This map was drawn by George B. McClellan, then a captain under Winfield Scott and a participant in the battle, some fifteen years before he achieved notoriety as a commander in the Civil War and as the Democratic nominee for president in 1864. OCLC records some sixteen institutional copies, but in our experience this map is scarce in the market.

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        L'Égypte au XIXe siècle. Histoire militaire et politique, anecdotique et pittoresque de Méhémet-Ali, Ibrahim-Pacha, Soliman-Pacha.

      Paris, Paul Boizard, 1847. - 4to. (4), IV, 470, (2) pp. With 20 coloured wood-engraved plates. Contemp. marbled half cloth with giltstamped spine title. Only edition of this military and political history of Egypt in the early 19th century, illustrated with coloured plates after drawings by J.-A. Beaucé. - Some foxing throughout; plates rather severely browned due to paper. Formerly in the Ottoman collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 271. Gay 2043. Sander 306. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber helikoidische Verzahnung und ihre Anwendbarkeit auf den Uhrenbau.

      Breslau Verlags-Comtoir 1847 - (23 x 19 cm). 11 (1) S. Mit 7 lithographierten Tafeln. Kartonband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe. Der Zwischentitel mit den Angaben: Zeichnungen von Räderwerken mit schraubenförmiger Verzahnung. 2. Auflage, lässt sich von uns nicht verifizieren. Wir konnten keine Angaben zu einem früheren Werk mit gleichem oder ähnlichem Titel finden. - Schade, Uhrmacher in Breslau, beschreibt hier die Anwendung von schraubenförmigen Verzahnungen auf die Konstruktion und den Bau von Uhrwerken. - Die Tafeln mit Abbildungen von schraubenförmig verzahnten Räderwerken. - Linke obere Ecke mit schwachem Wasserrand. Eine Tafel alt aufgezogen, sonst wohlerhalten. - Engelmann, Suppl. 99. - Selten

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        Album de Pomologie. [Four parts, bound in two volumes (complete).]

      Deprez-Parent Bruxelles, 184, 178, 168, 174 S. Half-leather fest gebunden \"Published 1847-1851. Oblong folio (320 x 235 mm). With three hand-coloured lithographed title pages (Vol. II, III, IV) and 191 beautiful hand-coloured lithographed plates, including one double sheet (complete). \"\"According to E. A. Bunyard in his \'Guide to the Litature of Pomology\', Alexandre Bivort\'s Album de Pomologie, published in monthly parts over four years, is of \'great value, as it contains coloured plates and accurate descriptions of Van Mons\' seedlings, and it forms a wonderful record of the great number of new fruits which were at this time being raised in Belgium\'…The lithographic printing so beautifully demonstrated in the plates of the Album de Pomologie was well established in Ghent and Brussels by about 1830, with the help of craftsmen from the Netherlands…Not many complete sets of the Album seem to have survived. The de Belder copy, sold at Sotheby\'s in London on 27 April 1987 and described in the sale catalogue (lot 27) as a \'pomological rarity\', had only three volumes and 137 plates, like the copy in the Lindley Library of the Royal Horticultural Society. There is no copy at all in the British Library, the library of the British Museum (Natural History), or the library of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, but there is at least one other full set in America, in the library of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Boston.\"\" (S. Raphael: Oak Spring Pomona, 1990). A fine copy of this very rare pomological work, of which exist only few complete copies. Not recorded in Nissen, Stafleu/Cowan, Dunthorne, Pritzel. De Belder only with vol. 1-3 with 137 plates. Some textpages are slightly brownspotted. The plates are in a very good condition, only few pages are very slightly stained. Book covers are slightly rubbed. Vol. 1/2: Front hinge worn, the first two sheets are partly loosened. Two textpages with small tears. One page with a slight loss of text due to abraded paper. One plate with brownish paper. Vol. 3/4: Front hinge a little weak, binding still tight. One textpage with two small tears. Some pages have a faint vertical crease. The images are not affected.\"Guter Zustand/ Good Versand D: 3,50 EUR

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

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

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        Album de Pomologie. [Four parts, bound in two volumes (complete).]

      Deprez-Parent Bruxelles, - 184, 178, 168, 174 S. "Published 1847-1851. Oblong folio (320 x 235 mm). With three hand-coloured lithographed title pages (Vol. II, III, IV) and 191 beautiful hand-coloured lithographed plates, including one double sheet (complete). "According to E. A. Bunyard in his 'Guide to the Litature of Pomology', Alexandre Bivort's Album de Pomologie, published in monthly parts over four years, is of 'great value, as it contains coloured plates and accurate descriptions of Van Mons' seedlings, and it forms a wonderful record of the great number of new fruits which were at this time being raised in Belgium' The lithographic printing so beautifully demonstrated in the plates of the Album de Pomologie was well established in Ghent and Brussels by about 1830, with the help of craftsmen from the Netherlands Not many complete sets of the Album seem to have survived. The de Belder copy, sold at Sotheby's in London on 27 April 1987 and described in the sale catalogue (lot 27) as a 'pomological rarity', had only three volumes and 137 plates, like the copy in the Lindley Library of the Royal Horticultural Society. There is no copy at all in the British Library, the library of the British Museum (Natural History), or the library of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, but there is at least one other full set in America, in the library of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Boston." (S. Raphael: Oak Spring Pomona, 1990). A fine copy of this very rare pomological work, of which exist only few complete copies. Not recorded in Nissen, Stafleu/Cowan, Dunthorne, Pritzel. De Belder only with vol. 1-3 with 137 plates. Some textpages are slightly brownspotted. The plates are in a very good condition, only few pages are very slightly stained. Book covers are slightly rubbed. Vol. 1/2: Front hinge worn, the first two sheets are partly loosened. Two textpages with small tears. One page with a slight loss of text due to abraded paper. One plate with brownish paper. Vol. 3/4: Front hinge a little weak, binding still tight. One textpage with two small tears. Some pages have a faint vertical crease. The images are not affected." Guter Zustand/ Good Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        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.

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        The Seasons. Summer

      London: Published by Robert Graves & Compy, 1847. Colour-printed aquatint with additional touches of hand-colouring. Good condition apart from a skillfully repaired 3 1/4" loss in the top right corner, a few expertly mended tears in the margins, and two small losses in the bottom left and right corners. Some light soiling and slight discolouration of the paper due to age. Trimmed on all sides. As denoted by the title, this charming plate most likely comes from a series depicting the various seasons of the year. Herring was an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took him to the Doncaster races, where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the "Highflyer" coach between London and York. When he eventually retired as a coachman, he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, at which time he worked for a short period in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by sporting print sellers and sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists, of which he was elected a member in 1841. As his career progressed, he began to focus on genre subjects and produced a number of sentimental images of farmyards and stables. Despite the appeal of these endearing later works, it was as a painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame. A prolific engraver of sporting and military scenes, John Harris executed numerous plates after Herring's sporting, hunting and genre paintings. Cf. Lane, British Racing Prints ; cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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        22 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift („Albertine de Sanvitale“).

      Fontanellato, Parma u.a., 1847-53. Zus. 69 S., 8°. Albertine Maria Gräfin von Montenuovo war eine österreichische Adelige, die aus der Beziehung der Gattin Napoléon Bonapartes, Marie-Louise von Österreich, mit dem österreichischen General und Staatsmann Graf Adam Albert von Neipperg entsprang. Sie war die älteste Tochter von vier Kindern der Erzherzogin Marie-Louise von Österreich (1791-1847) - ehemalige Kaiserin der Franzosen und Herzogin von Parma, Piacenza und Guastalla - und ihrem Geliebten den österreichischen General und Staatsmann Graf Adam Albert von Neipperg (1775-1829). Ihre Großeltern mütterlicherseits waren der Kaiser Franz II./I. und seiner zweiten Gattin Prinzessin Maria Theresia von Neapel-Sizilien. Obwohl ihre Mutter noch die Gemahlin Napoléon Bonapartes war gebar sie Neipperg drei Kinder. Die Kinder gab sie gleich nach der Geburt einem Arzt namens Dr. Rossi in Obhut und auch um ihren erstgeborenen Sohn von Kaiser Napoléon I. Napoleon Franz Bonaparte Herzog von Reichstadt kümmerte sie sich nicht mehr. Am 5. Mai 1821 starb Napoléon Bonaparte auf St. Helena. Drei Monate später brachte seine Witwe einen Sohn, den späteren General Wilhelm Albrecht von Montenuovo (1821–1895), zur Welt. Den Vater der Kinder, den Grafen Neipperg, heiratete Marie-Louise erst 1822. Die Existenz der Kinder blieb zunächst ein im Palast von Parma sorgsam gehütetes Geheimnis. Auch später noch, nachdem ihre Mutter sich zu einem schriftlichen „Geständnis“ nach Wien bequemt hatte, wurden die Daten der Geburt und der Eheschließung im Dunkel gehalten. Ihr Großvater, Kaiser Franz II., in Wien legitimierte die außerehelichen Enkelkinder. Aus Neipperg - Neuberg - wurde der italienische Name „Montenuovo“. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Vgl. H. Andics, Die Frauen der Habsburger (1985). Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mislin, Montenuovo [Neipperg bzw. Sanvitale], Albertine Maria Gräfin von, Prinzessin von Parma, Habsburger, Napoleon, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        SIEGE OF VERA CRUZ, BY THE U.S. TROOPS UNDER MAJOR GENERAL SCOTT, IN MARCH 1847, FROM SURVEYS MADE BY MAJOR TURNBULL, CAPTAINS HUGHES, McCLELLAN & JOHNSTON; LIEUTENANTS DERBY & HARDCASTLE, TOPL. ENGINEERS. DRAWN BY CAPT. McCLELLAN

      [Washington, D.C. 1847].. Engraved map, 16 x 25¼ inches, with hand-coloring, on a 19½ x 27 inch sheet. Worn around the edges, with chips and loss, not affecting the map imagery itself. Two closed tears in the left edge do intrude into the map. Paper tanned, upper portion stained. About good. A scarce and detailed map of the Siege of Vera Cruz, a turning point in the Mexican-American War. Winfield Scott, with ten thousand American troops and a siege train, landed on the beach near Vera Cruz on March 9, 1847. The American forces outnumbered the Mexican defenders of the city by a two-to-one margin, and the American guns were especially devastating. The city's castle was undamaged, but the terrified citizenry implored Gen. Juan Morales to capitulate, which was done at the end of March. The map notes American casualties as twelve killed and sixty-one wounded (the actual numbers were slightly higher); the casualty rate among Mexican soldiers and civilians outnumbered that of the Americans. Vera Cruz would become an important port base for the American forces. This map shows the coastline from the road to Jalapa to the landing point of the American troops. The city and its main defenses are shown in detail, and the headquarters of American commanders Scott, Worth, Patterson, and Twigg are also shown. The Line of Investment is colored in red, as is the location of the American hospital. Text on the map describes the make-up of the divisions led by Patterson, Worth, and Twigg. This map was drawn by George B. McClellan, then a captain under Winfield Scott and a participant in the battle, some fifteen years before he achieved notoriety as a commander in the Civil War and as the Democratic nominee for president in 1864. OCLC records some sixteen institutional copies, but in our experience this map is scarce in the market.

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        Der Jahrmarkt. Sehenswürdigkeiten und Scenen in bunter Reihe. Ein Bilderbuch mit Text von Zweien.

      Schreiber und Schill, Stuttgart/Esslingen 1847 - ohne Jahr (ca. 1847). Quer-Kl.-4to. (ca. 25,5 x 19,5 cm). Späterer Halbleinenband (um 1900) mit Buntpapierbezug, 1 Bl., 16 (von 18) S., XVIII Tafeln. Mit teilkoloriertem lithogr. Titelbild (auf den Vorderdeckel montiert), lithogr. Titelblatt und XVIII handkolorierten lithogr. Tafeln, teilweise im Stein signiert von C. Roth. 16 (von 18) Textseiten. Spätere Ausgabe des 1843 mit der Verlagsangabe J. F. Schreiber, Esslingen erschienenen Bilderbuches (der Verlagsname Schreiber und Schill wird erst ab 1846/47 verwendet). Vgl. Seebaß I, 1713 (nennt als Erscheinungsjahr der Erstausgabe irrtümlich ca. 1835). - Sehr seltene Originalausgabe, in der vorliegenden Variante von uns nicht nachweisbar. Es fehlt das Blatt zwischen den Tafeln XI und XII mit den gereimten Texten zu "Affen und Hunde" sowie "Der kleine Kunstreiter". Die Tafeln zeigen folgende Szenen: 1. Der Guckkasten. 2. Der Jongleur. 3. Das Carussel. 4. Die klugen Kanarienvögel. 5. Das Polichinell-Theater. 6. Die Menagerie. 7. Der Seiltänzer. 8. Der Taschenspieler. 9. Die Waffelbäckerei. 10. Die Wachsfiguren. 11. Affen und Hunde 12. Der kleine Kunstreiter. 13. Die Glücksbude. 14. Die Riesin und der Zwerg. 15. Der Equilibrist. 16. Das Kamel und der Tanzbär. 17. Die Wilden. 18. Das Pferderennen. - C. J. Roth, der als Illustrator bei Thienemann beschäftigt war und z. B. die Tafeln für das Bilderbuch "Spielereien für Kinder" (1849) anfertigte, hat damals offensichtlich neue Lithographien nach den Zeichnungen von Schlotterbeck geschaffen, die sich deutlich von denen der Erstausgabe (Lithograph: Friedrich Bernhard Elias) unterscheiden. Roth arbeitete mehr mit Schraffuren, in einer Technik, die stärker an Kupferstiche erinnert. Im Vergleich mit dem Faksimile-Druck der Erstausgabe (Edition Leipzig, 1978) sind etwas mehr als die Hälfte der Tafeln in der Darstellung seitenverkehrt, bis auf III, X, XI, XII, XVI, XVII und XVIII. Die Kolorierung erfolgte ebenfalls deutlich anders, die Farbgebung der Kostüme und anderer Details ist größtenteils unterschiedlich. Für die Tafeln wurden bei dieser Ausgabe keine Untertitel verwendet, stattdessen sind sie am oberen Rand mit römischen Ziffern versehen (außer Tafel XI, diese ohne Ziffer). Das teilkolorierte Titelbild wurde bei der späteren Neubindung auf den Vorderdeckel montiert und mit einer schmalen Schmuckbordüre aus Brokatpapier versehen. - Einband berieben, Bezugspapier an den Ecken abgeschabt. Das montierte Titelbild (fleckig) mit zwei Fehlstellen, die größere (oben rechts) offenbar mit gleichfarbigem Papier (vom abgeschnittenen Rand ?) hinterlegt. Die Schmuckbordüre ebenfalls mit zwei Fehlstellen. Das lithogr. Titelblatt und die Bildtafeln teils fingerfleckig, überwiegend an den Rändern. Einige Tafeln mit leichten Farbverwischungen, aber nur Tafel XIII stärker betroffen. Die Textblätter (geringere Papierqualität) durchgehend leicht gebräunt und von den Rändern her stockfleckig, vereinzelt auch Wasser- bzw. andere Flecken. Einige Blätter im Falz verstärkt, an wenigen Stellen wurden Risse laienhaft überklebt. Seite 5/6 mit kleinem Eckabriss oben rechts, Seite 13/14 neben der Falzung zur Hälfte eingerissen. Insgesamt noch gut erhalten, besonders die Tafeln in erfreulichem Zustand. - Very rare later edition of the picture-book first published in 1843 at Schreiber/Esslingen. It contains new lithographs by C. J. Roth based on the drawings of Schlotterbeck being significantly different from those of the first edition created by F. B. Elias. The colouring of the plates was noticeably changed as well. The edition in hand was not verifiable by us in libraries/bibliographies. - Later half cloth binding, probably around 1900 with frontispiece mounted on the cover. Two pages (one leaf) are missing, containing the description of tables XI and XII in rhymed text. The plates are complete. - Good condition as a whole, the mounted frontispiece foxed . Titlepage and plates partially finger-stained, mostly at the margins. Text pages (paper of lower quality) . 600 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Reisen in Britisch -Guiana in den Jahren 1840-1844. Im Auftrag Sr. Majestät des Königs von Preussen ausgeführt von Richard Schomburgk. Nebst einer Fauna und Flora Guiana`s nach Vorlagen von Johannes Müller, Ehrenberg, Erichson, Klotzsch, Troschel, Cabanis und Andern. Mit Abbildungen und einer Karte von Britisch-Guiana aufgenommen von Sir Robert Schomburgk.

      Leipzig, Verlagsbuchhandlung von J. J. Weber,1847, 1848. 1. Auflage. 2 Bände, 1. und 2. Band (von 3). 25x17 cm. Karte, VIII, X, 469 S., große gef. Karte; XIV, 530 S., 1 Bl. Berichtigungen. Dunkelblaue Halblederbände mit reichhaltiger Goldverzierung und -titel auf dem Rücken. Lederkanten berieben, Ecken leicht bestoßen. Beide Bände an der Oberkante des V-Deckels mit sehlr leichter Druckstelle. Deckel leicht dunkelfleckig. Innen leicht gebräunt, überwiegend sauber. Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Band 1 vorne (bis VIII) mit kl. Wasserrand im Bug. Band 2 einmal innen einige Seiten mit Wellung an der oberen Blattkante. Schöner, farbig marmorierter Seitenschnitt rundum (etwas verblasst). Band 1: Frontispiz zeigt 2 Karten: Das Mündungsland des Essequibo, Demerara und Berbice. Das Quellland des Caroni und Cotinga. Erwähnenswert in diesem Band ist, neben den sehr schönen Abbildungen auf Tafeln, die 3fach gefaltete Ansicht der \"Colonie Stadt Georgetown am Demerara-Fluss\" sowie die vielfach gefaltete, kolorierte \"Karte von Britisch-Guiana nebst dem Quelllande des Parima (Rio Branco) und Orinoco...\" (Ein Riss dieser Karte wurde fachmännisch restauriert). Band 2: Auch dieser Band mit beeindruckenden Abbildungen. Sehr schön v. a. die Tafel mit \"Das Innere einer Wapisiana-Hütte\". Robert Schomburgk, Reisender und Naturforscher, geboren am 5. Juni 1804 zu Freiburg an der Unstrut als Sohn des Superintendenten Schomburgk, gestorben am 11. März 1865 in Schöneberg bei Berlin. Er schuf eine Karte von Anegada, welche die britische Admiralität herausgab und übernahm 1835 den Auftrag zur Erforschung Britisch-Guyanas. Selten ist soviel Liebe zu den allerverschiedensten Gegenständen der Geographie, Naturgeschichte und Völkerkunde an eine derartige Ausgabe herangebracht worden. Schomburgk`s Ortsbestimmungen sind von musterhafter Genauigkeit, seine botanischen und geologischen Studien haben eine Menge anziehender Ergebnisse geliefert, die Kartographie weiter Gebiete ruht noch immer auf dem von ihm zuerst gelegten Grunde; und wenn man eine rein ethnographische Arbeit liest, wie die über den Amazonenstein in den 1846er Verhandl. der Berliner Gesellschaft für Erdkunde ist man erstaunt, wie weite Blicke bei aller Vorsicht des Schließens sich auch hier eröffnen. S. war offenbar ein geborener Forschungsreisender und besaß auch die körperliche Spannkraft, welche zur Ueberwindung der Gefahren des tropischen Klimas und eines entbehrungreichen Waldlebens erforderlich ist. Was er geleistet hat, ist wesentlich seiner eigenen Arbeit zu danken. (...) Das dreibändige Werk \"Reisen in Britisch-Guyana\" (1847), hat Richard S., der als botanischer Begleiter die zweite Reise mitmachte, unter Benützung der Vorarbeiten seines Bruders Robert geschrieben. Robert S. hat über diese Reise eigene Mittheilungen im Journal der Londoner Geographischen Gesellschaft 1842 u. 1845 veröffentlicht. Es enthält im ersten und zweiten Band eine etwas breite Beschreibung der Reisen von 1840—44 und im dritten einen Abriß der Flora und Fauna von Guyana. Die Karte im ersten Band ist nach den Aufnahmen von Robert S. gezeichnet. (...) (Quelle: Ratzel, Friedrich, \"Schomburgk, Robert\" in: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie 32 (1891), S. 240-243 [Onlinefassung]) Versand D: 6,00 EUR British-Guiana, Britisch-Guiana; Guiana, 19. Jahrhundert; Ethnologie; Expeditionen; Fauna; Flora; Karten; Reisebeschreibung

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        Zum Erstenmale: Der Weltumsegler wider Willen Abentheuerliche Posse mit Tänzen und Gesängen in vier Bildern Frei nach dem Französischen des Théaulon et Decourcy von G Räder Musik von A Canthal und mehr Componisten

      Mittwoch, den 27. Januar 1847., Nürnberg, - Theaterplakat. 44 : 37 cm. 1 Bl. mit Holzschnittvign. Quer mittig gefaltet. "Erstes Bild: Die Arretirung. Herren und Damen. Matrosen. Meernixen und Meergötter. Ort der Handlung: Neptuns Palast. - Zweites Bild: Die tropische Tante. Seeräuber. Matrosen. Schiffsjungen. Diese Abtheilung spielt auf offener See am Bord eines Schiffes unter der Linie, und endet mit einer Seeschlacht, und einem Seesturm. - Drittes Bild: Die Favorit-Sultanin. Sklaven. Haremswächter. Sklavinnen. Bajaderen. Gefolge des Königs. Wachen. Volk. Ort der Handlung: Sklavenmarkt in Marocco. - Viertes Bild: Der Kaiser von Japan. Japanesen und Chinesen. Soldaten. Europäer. Volk. Ort der Handlung: Ein wüster Strand auf der asiatischen Küste, dann kaiserlicher Palast in Japan, zuletzt: Tabagiegarten in Berlin." - Im Rand tls. etw. stockfleckig, knitterig und angestaubt. Insges. gutes Exemplar.

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        Traité de l'office, par M. Etienne, ancien officier de l'Ambassade d'Angleterre, Officier de Mme la Princesse de Bagration, à Paris. Avec dessins gravés sur acier. Prix: 10fr50c

      Paris chez l'Auteur rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré (adresse corrigée à la plume) et au Comptoir des Imprimeurs-Unis Quai Malaquais 15 1847 - 2 volumes. 8°. Faux-titre, titre, 2 ff d'une note explicative quant au rôle de l'office et 50 pp pour les Hors-d'Oeuvre avec premier et deuxième suppléments, 111 pp pour le chapitre des compotes, et 219 pp pour le chapitre du raffinage avec deux planches, une sur les fours, l'autre sur les biscuits; [Tome Second] faux-titre, titre, III pp Réflexions générales, 40 pp sur les conserves, 11 pp sur les fruits confits, 19 pp sur le café, le chocolat et le thé, 202 pp sur les glaces, 220 pp sur les bonbons, le tirage, les sirops , les fruits frais, les variétés, avec 5 planches gravées sur acier, 1 ff non chiffré Errata. Demi-percaline noire, dos cuir noir à 4 nerfs à filets dorés, auteur, titre et tomaison en lettres dorées, plats percaline noire en bon état, intérieur avec rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaires. Vicaire 347 (éd. de 1845/6) - Bitting 147 - Cagle 187 - Ventes Oberlé/Fastes 208 (éd. 1851) et Oberlé/Lôchner259. Il s'agit d'un des Traités les plus complets de cuisine du XIXe siècle avec de grandes parties consacrées à la pâtisserie, aux glaces et bonbons. Toutes les parties de l'ouvrage ont une pagination spéciale: les hors-d'oeuvre, le sucre (Glaçage de pièces de dessert, biscuits, macarons, bouchées, petits-fours, massepains, soufflées etc), conserves, glaces, bonbons. L'avant-propos est intéressant. L'auteur y donne des précisions sur les prérogatives de l'officier dans l'ancienne grande cuisine, l'importance du savoir-faire pour le décor et le sablage, la mise en place des tables, des fleurs. Il y évoque les soupers de la princesse Bagration chez qui fréquentaient l'empereur Alexandre, lord Castlecreagh, l'empereur d'Autriche, Metternich, Talleyrand . Very important work especially on Confectonery and Ice cream making (202 pp). Illustrated with 7 copper plates. Schwarzer HLdr mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Schönes Exemplar. Wichtiges Werk der Patisserie. Francais; 1,300 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mrs. Perkins's Ball. By Mr. M.A. Titmarsh. FIRST EDITION.

      Chapman & Hall. [1847] Half title, illus. with 22 hand-coloured plates (one folding), including front. & vignette title. Beautifully bound by Rivière & Son in sl. later full dark green crushed morocco, gilt spine, borders & dentelles. a.e.g. A fine copy, with the author's humorous illustrations.This copy is De Luzer's (

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        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. Bitte um Beachtung: Bis zum 31.01. stellen wir auf der Stuttgarter Antiquariatsmesse aus; der Versand verzögert sich somit bis zum 01.02.2016! Bücher de

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        SIGNED OFFICIAL ORDER: A HOLOGRAPHIC LETTER IN PERRY'S PENNED HANDWRITING, WITH

      Tuspan [Mexico] 1847, Naval Head Quarters. One page, quarto,. Official Order, issued April 24th. very good condition, with. folds, neatly framed and glazed with illustrations. R A R E. AUTHENTIC COMMODORE PERRY SIGNED ORDERS LETTER This document reads: "The Officers, Seamen and Marines at present on shore at Tuspan will be ready to embark at 4 o'clock tomorrow morning, & every person with the artillery small arms munitions, baggage and every article belonging to the expedition will be on board by 1/2 past 5 A.M., ready for crossing the Bar. Each Steamer will take in tow, a Gun boat, each Gun boat will tow one or more of the captured vessels or launches. The artillery and heavy baggage will be placed in the captured Launches, which ar to be secured by good towlines. It is expected that the whole Flotilla will be on the Bar by 1/2 past 6." Boldly signed by "M.C. Perry" as Commanding Home Squadron. Though the Mexican War was not yet over, the naval battles in the Gulf of Mexico ended with the surrender of the powerful fortress at Vera Cruz on March 27, 1847. Within five years, Perry was to go to Japan to in an historic expedition to open that country to world trade. Perry [1794-1858] was an American naval office, who command- ed the expedition that established United States relations with Japan. Born April 10, 1794, in South Kingston, Rhode Island, the brother of Oliver Hazard Perry, he began his naval career as midshipman at the age of 15. He advanced to lieutenant in 1813 and to commander in 1826. He supervised the construction of the first naval steamship, the Fulton, and upon its completion in 1837,he took command with the rank of captain. He was promoted to commodore in 1842. In 1846-47 he commanded the Gulf squadron during the Mexican War. In 1853, Perry was sent to Japan, a country that had been closed to outsiders since the 17th century. On July 8, he led a squadron of four ships into Tokyo Bay & present- ed representatives of the Emperor with the text of a propos- ed commercial and friendship treaty. To give the reluctant Japanese court time to consider the offer, he then sailed for China. With an even more powerful fleet, he returned to Japan in February 1854. The treaty, signed on March 31, 1854 provided that humane treatment be extended to sailors ship- wrecked in Japanese territory, that U.S. ships be permitted to buy coal in Japan, and that the ports of Shimoda & Hako- date be opened to U. S. commerce. Perry's mission ended Japan's 400 years of self-imposed isolation, a prerequisite for its subsequent development into a modern nation. Perry died in New York City on March 4, 1858. Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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

      1London 1847, Chapman. Blue blind-stamped cloth,, 2 vol. set. 429+315p., frontis, 11 litho plates, 6 folding maps, table,. 13.5 x 22 cm.,gilt-stamped spines, mended hinge splits,solid. feint stain first 2 p. vol.1,2, else contents clean, 3rd ed.. 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 be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Arabie.

      Paris, 1847., 1847. 8vo., half-title, title, 522, [2] pp. Contemporary tan quarter calf, twin labels, gilt, marbled boards and end-papers. With folding map and 44 plates. Very good. From the Series L'Univres. Histoire et Description de Tous les Peuples.

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        Large lithographic portrait by the important Viennese artist Josef Kriehuber (1800-1876) of the composer seated, resting his hand on his chin and pensively gazing into the distance

      Vienna: Pietro Mechetti qm Carlo. [ca. 1847]. Meyerbeer wears the ribbon of the Legion of Honor on his lapel. Signed and dated [1]847 in the stone by the artist. With the facsimile signature of the composer below the image. 390 x 250 mm. plus wide margins. Edges slightly browned and ragged. A very good impression of this well-known portrait. . Meyerbeer was the most frequently performed opera composer during the 19th century, linking Mozart and Wagner.

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        Monterey, As seen from a house-top in the main Plaza, [to the west.] October, 1846. [No. 1 of a Series.] [after the capture of the city by the U.S. Forces under Gen'l Taylor]

      New York: G. & W. Endicott, 1847. Black & white lithograph. Engraved by Chas. Fendrich after Whiting. In excellent condition. Image size: 12 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches. From Whiting's "Army Portfolio," a very scarce series of Mexican War views, which is not only one of the primary visual records of the conflict, but also a fine topographical work that accurately recorded the area at a crucial turning point in its history. "The rarest lithographs of the war." (Tyler) According to Whiting family tradition, the work was limited to no more than 24 sets (quoted by Goodspeed's of Boston: "The Month at Goodspeed's Book Shop" vol. XXI, nos. 2-3, Nov-Dec. 1959, p. 43). In late 1845, General Taylor's army was camped at Corpus Christi, Texas. In January 1846, they advanced to the United States side of the Rio Grande, where they remained until May, and then marched on to the strongly fortified city of Monterey, which was taken in September. Whiting's work documents this campaign. Although he originally intended to continue the series beyond five plates, the original drawings for the additional plates were lost aboard a steamboat that sank in the Mississippi. Daniel Powers Whiting was born in Troy, New York, and graduated in 1832 from the U.S. Military Academy, where he received formal training as a topographical artist. He was assigned to the 7th U.S. Infantry, with which he served in various garrisons before being promoted to captain in the spring of 1845. During the Mexican War, he served in the army of General Zachary Taylor and was made Major "for gallant and meritorious conduct" in the battles of Fort Brown, Monterey, Vera Cruz and Cerro Gordo. After the war, he fought the Seminoles, joined the Utah expedition of 1859, served in various garrisons in Missouri and Kansas, and completed frontier duty in the Indian Territory. During the Civil War, he commanded at Fort Garland, Colorado (1861-1862), was a member of the Board of Examination at Annapolis (1862-1863), and commanded at Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania (1864). At the time of his retirement for "disability resulting from long and faithful service," he was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 6th Infantry. Cf. America on Stone , p. 175; cf. Eberstadt, 162, 910; cf. Streeter Sale, 275; cf. Tyler, The Mexican War , pp. 24-45.

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        Das Exercitium der Preussischen Infanterie nach dem neuen Reglement v. Jahre 1843. Neue, nach dem Reglement von 1847 bearb. Auflage. .

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1847 8°, Titel, 2 Textbll. u. 60 Tafeln, vollständig lithographiert. , HLdr. d. Z. mit goldgepr. Rückenschild, Etwas berieben. Vorsätze mit Leimschatten, Titel mit verblassten Stempel-Resten, ansonsten sauberes Exemplar. Erste und einzige Ausgabe. sehr selten. - Der Verfasser. der sich später von Rodowicz-Oswiecimsky nannte. sollte in den 1850er Jahren noch in brasilianische und britische Dienste treten und u.a. am Krimkrieg teilnehmen. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Militaria-Heer Militaria-Kriegsgeschichte

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        Journal of Travels over the Rocky Mountains, to the mouth of the Columbia River; made during the years 1845 and 1846: containing minute descriptions of the valleys of the Williamette, Umpqua, and Clamet; a general description of Oregon Territory ... a list of necessary outfits for emigrants; and a table of distances from camp to camp on the route

      Cinncinnati: J.A. & U.P.James, 1847. 12mo signed in fours and eights. (8 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches). 189pp. Original printed front wrapper, with spine and rear wrapper in matching paper. Front wrapper soiled and stained. In near fine condition internally, very clean and fresh. Untrimmed. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. One of the most complete accounts of wagon trail life: first edition, second issue, with corrections made on pages 31 and 121 and without the errata slip tipped in at page 189. Waves of overland immigration engulfed Oregon from 1843 onwards. The overland migration of 1845 was one of the largest, and it also produced the present work by Joel Palmer. His journal is the only published contemporary account by a participant in the 1845 migration, which numbered some three thousand people and more than doubled the white population of Oregon. Howes describes this as the "Most reliable of the early guides to Oregon." Also included in the work is a letter from Rev. Spalding about his missionary work among the Nez Perce; a vocabulary of the Chinook Jargon and the Nez Perce language; a description of Mount Hood; and what Streeter describes as one of the earliest printings of the Organic Laws of Oregon Territory. Ayer (Chinook) 48; Field 1165; Graff 3172; Hill 1287; Howes p47, "c."; Pilling, Chinookan , p.57; Pilling, Proof-sheets 2286; Smith 7886; cf. Streeter Sale 3146 (1st issue); Wagner-Camp 136:2.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        JOURNAL OF TRAVELS OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, TO THE MOUTH OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER; MADE DURING THE YEARS 1845 AND 1846

      Cincinnati, 1847. Contemporary calf, rebacked, preserving original leather label. Corners rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown, contemporary inscription on fly leaf. Moderate foxing. About very good. First edition, second issue, with corrections made on pages 31 and 121 and without the errata slip tipped in at page 189. The tide of overland immigration which engulfed Oregon in 1843 was followed by even larger waves in subsequent years. The overland migration of 1845 was one of the largest, and it produced one of the most complete accounts of wagon trail life, this work by Joel Palmer. His journal is the only contemporary account by a participant in the 1845 migration, which numbered some three thousand persons and more than doubled the white population of Oregon. "Most reliable of the early guides to Oregon; in addition, the best narrative by a participant in the overland migration of 1845..." - Howes, who affords this issue a "c." Also included in the work is a letter from Rev. Spalding about his missionary work among the Nez Perce, a vocabulary of the Chinook Jargon and the Nez Perce language, a description of Mount Hood, and what Streeter describes as one of the earliest printings of the Organic Laws of Oregon Territory.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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