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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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        POEMS

      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

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        Histoire de la doctrine médicale homoeopathique (homéopathique), son état actuel dans les principales contrées de l'Europe, application pratique des principes et des moyens de cette doctrine au traitement des maladies. Orné du portrait de Hahnemann, gravé sur acier.

      - Paris et Londres, Baillière, 1847. 2 volumes in-8, XV-(1)-643-(1) et (4)-716 pp., brochés (mouillures sur les couvertures, pâles rousseurs). Exemplaire non coupé. En tête du premier volume se trouve une très amusante "dédicace" manuscrite datée de 1868, où l'on s'adresse au lecteur en six quatrains octosyllabiques, et propose, hors la lecture, d'autres manière d'user de ces volumes. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

      [Bookseller: Chez les libraires associés]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        India

      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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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 unturned......it 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]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        THE LIFE, TRAVELS AND OPINIONS OF BENJAMIN LUNDY, INCLUDING THE JOURNEYS TO TEXAS AND MEXICO; WITH A SKETCH OF COTEMPORARY [sic] EVENTS, AND A NOTICE OF THE REVOLUTION IN HAYTI...

      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 Texas...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 [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE BUILDER'S GUIDE A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON GRECIAN AND ROMAN ARCHITECTURE, TOGETHER WITH SPECIMENS OF THE GOTHIC STYLE ALSO.

      Printed and Published By Case, Tiffany and Burnham., Hartford 1847 - B&W Illustrations; Practical Treatises on Geometry, Decimal Fractions, Mensuration, Trigonometry, and Carpentry and Joinery. Embracing All the Necessary Details, and Particulary Adapted to the Wants of the Less Experienced. Revised and Improved, with Additions of Villa and School House ArchitectureAuthor: Chester Hills. 1847. Second Edition. Hardcover. 1-16, [Author Hills was author of "The Builder's Guide, " an architectural pattern book published in 1846, which, like those of Minard Lafever, influenced architecture in the United States. It is a "practical treatise" on Greek and Roman style architecture. Two buildings influenced are in Rye, New York: Lounsberry and the 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House within the Boston Post Road Historic District. , Henry Austin-Henry Austin was a prominent and prolific American architect based in New Haven, Connecticut. He practiced for more than fifty years and designed many public buildings and homes primarily in the New Haven area. His most significant years of production seem to be the 1840s and 1850s. 1-16. [Xvii]-xx, 17-96 plus leaves of plate pages. Bound in full period sheep leather. Rubbing to extremities. Spine ruled in gilt. Black morocco and gilt spine label rubbed. Marbled granite end pages. Some wrinkling. Scattered foxing ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        MAP OF THE VALLEY OF MEXICO, AND THE SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS

      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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        The Illustrated Handbook, A New Guide for Travelers through the United States of America: Containing a Description of the states, cities, towns, villages, watering places, colleges, etc., etc., with the railroad, stage and steamboat routes…

      New York: Sherman & Smith, , 1847. 16mo, original brown cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt and blind, illustrated with 125 engravings, 233 pp., and folding map 52 x 67 cm (20 1/2" x 26 1/4") plus decorative border. Minor fading and wear to covers, some pencil notes on endpapers, about a 6" split at one fold, a smaller split at another fold, otherwise a really nice map; overall very good or better. Smith was a prominent mapmaker in the mid 19th century. He competed with the likes of Colton and Mitchell, and was associated with John Disturnell back in the 1840s.He published a number of city maps around that time. In 1843 Smith published a large map of the United States, and three years later in 1846 he published the first edition of this map. Considered a really good map, it basically covers the eastern and midwestern part of the U.S. California and Oregon are featured in an inset, and part of Texas is also shown. Some railroad and canal routs in the northeast are also highlighted. Ristow: American Maps.

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        Die Diebe in Berlin oder Darstellung ihres Entstehens, ihrer Organisation ihrer Verbindungen, ihres [!] Taktik, ihrer Gewohnheiten und Sprache. Für Polizeibeamte und zur Warnung für das Publikum [.].

      Berlin 1847 - Herausgegeben von Antonia Meiners. Berlin, Berliner Handpresse 2001. Etwa 33,5 : 24,5 cm. Illustriert von Ralf Bergner. Orig.-Halbleinenkartonage. Satyren und Launen Nr. 73. ? Eins von 1.000 num. Exemplaren (= Gesamtauflage). ? Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert. ? Getrüffeltes Exemplar. Es liegt eine signierte und kolorierte Orig.-Zeichnung von Ralf Bergner bei »Berliner Lebens- und Diebes-Plan« (2013, Blattgröße etwa 42 : 58 cm) und die gedruckte Titelvignette ist vom Künstler signiert und mit einer umfangreichen kolorierten Orig.-Zeichnung ergänzt. Titel ebenfalls vom Künstler signiert. ? Die Zeichnung mit einem schematischen Grundriss von Berlin und allerlei episodenhaftem Geschehen. In kleinen Anekdoten wird Leben und Lieben der Berliner dargestellt, nicht immer im Rahmen der bürgerlichen Ordnung. ? Äußerster Rand der großen Zeichnung mit geringen Knicken. 2.000 g gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SCENE FROM LES HUGUENOTS’. A scene from the opera by Giacomo Meyerbeer with Madame Pauline Viardot Garcia and Mademoiselle Marietta Alboni, singing ‘Caso equal giammai scommetto’. Lithograph by J. Brandard, printed by

      M. & N. Hanhart ca. 1847 - 30x23cm. Full hand coloured lithograph, highlighted in Gold. Excellent condition. Giacomo Meyerbeer (5 September 1791 – 2 May 1864) was a noted German-born opera composer, and the first great exponent of Grand Opera. At his peak in the 1830s and 1840s, he was the most famous and successful composer and producer of opera in Europe, yet is virtually unknown today. Meyerbeer's name first became known internationally with his opera Il crociato in Egitto (premiered in Venice in 1824, and produced in London and Paris in 1825; incidentally the last opera ever to feature a castrato), but he became virtually a superstar with Robert le Diable (Robert the Devil, with libretto by Eugène Scribe and Casimir Delavigne), produced in Paris in 1831 and regarded by some as the first grand opera.

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        \"Feld-Manöver. II. Cavalerie Attaque bei Diedorf, (im Augsburger Lager am 1ten Septb. 1846\". Blick auf die Truppenübung, im Hintergrund Gesamtansicht von Diedorf.

       Altkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, dat. 1847, 27 x 42,5 cm. Pressler 538; Lentner 5828. - \"Rechts im Mittelgrund der nach links gewandte Stab, davor ein Chevauleger und ein Kürassier von hinten sowie Zuschauer. Ganz links reiten Chevaulegers und Kürassiere eine Attacke gegeneinander. In der Mitte vorne ein nach rechts reitender Adjutant sowie ein Arzt, der einen Infanteristen versorgt\" (Pressler 525, zur Vorzeichnung). - Bis auf die Einfassungslinie geschnitten und alt mit Titelei auf braunes Papier mit Tuschlinie montiert. Das Montagepapier leicht knittrig. Frisches, leuchtendes Altkolorit! - \"Selten schönes Blatt in prächtigem Colorit. Militärkostümlich von grösstem Interesse\" (Lentner). \"Bei dem großen Augsburger Feldlager von 1846 war Gustav Kraus als Bildberichterstatter anwesend und hielt die hautsächlichen Manöver und Truppenbewegungen in Bleistiftzeichnungen fest, von denen insgesamt vierzehn erhalten sind (Nrn. 523-536, siehe dort auch die genaue Lokalisierung und Dauer des Lagers.). Fünf große Manöver und der abschließende Fackelzug in Augsburg zu Ehren des anwesenden König Ludwigs I. kamen im folgenden Jahr 1847 als repräsentative und anschauliche Lithographien heraus. Ob diese Folge geschlossen, eventuell in einem Umschlag, verkauft wurde oder in Einzelblättern, konnte nicht ermittelt werden. Jedenfalls darf man mit Sicherheit annehmen, daß die aufgrund persönlicher Anschauung entstandenen Lithographien in ihrer präzisen Treffsicherheit und ihrer dokumentarischen Genauigkeit jeden ansprechen mußten, der das Manöver aktiv oder passiv miterlebt hatte. Somit war die Folge für Gustav Kraus sicher ein geschäftlicher Erfolg. Erhalten sind sehr wenige Exemplare, was man auf das >VerbrauchenKonsum< hinweist\" (Pressler S. 335). Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Militaria, Schwaben

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        BRITISH WILD FLOWERS

      William Smith 1847 - 1847. Very good condition with no wrapper. Contemporary three-quarters morocco, raised bands to spine and gilt title. Marbled boards, endpapers and text block. 60 hand-coloured lithographs. Printed title page. xvi and 311 pages including index. Early reprint. Edges of boards rubbed with some slight loss of leather in places. Marbled boards are scratched and scuffed. Binding is lovely and tight. All plates present. Scattered foxing and grubby marks throughout also affects plates, some worse than others. Overall a desirable copy. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Imprensa Nacional, Lisboa 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nothgedrungener Bericht aus seinem Leben und aus und mit Urkunden der demagogischen und antidemagogischen Umtriebe. 2 Teile in 1 Band. XXI, 429; IV, 374 S. Hübscher Halblederbd d. Z. mit ornamentaler Rücken- und etwas Deckelvergoldung.

      Leipzig, Weidmann, 1847. - Erste Ausgabe. Arndts große Dokumentation und Rechtfertigung ist zugleich eine reichhaltige Dokumentation der Demagogenverfolgungen, in die Arndt wegen seiner freisinnigen Äußerungen 1819-1822 verwickelt war. Dieser &#132;Bericht" enthält Verhörprotokolle, Briefe und andere Dokumente, die beschlagnahmt worden waren, sowie Auszüge aus unveröffentlichten Manuskripten. Insgesamt liefern die beiden Bände eine unmittelbare Charakterisierung der preußischen Reaktion nach 1818. Darüber hinaus stellen sie wegen der zahlreichen Briefe an Jahn aus den Jahren 1810-1815 u. a. von Schleiermacher, Stein, Gneisenau, Niebuhr, C. D. Friedrich, Welcker, Eichhorn, Hardenberg, Stolberg und Nicolovius eine aufschlussreiche Quellensammlung aus der Zeit der Freiheitskriege dar. Das Buch ist eine wichtige Ergänzung zu den 1840 erschienenen 'Erinnerungen aus dem äußeren Leben'. &#150; Titel alt gestempelt, sonst schönes, nur anfangs etwas stockfleckiges Exemplar. &#150; Goed. VII 832, 120. Loh 486. Borst 2238. Schäfer/Schawe 924. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM A SOLDIER TO A FRIEND IN POLITICS, DISCUSSING PAY FOR VIRGINIA'S VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS IN THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]

      Buena Vista, Mexico, 1847. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old folds, very minor soiling, else quite fine. In a clear and legible hand. E.T. Blamire of Virginia writes to a friend with political connections concerning pay given to volunteers who enlisted for the Mexican-American War (namely, that they have been promised pay that has not been forthcoming). The letter lacks an address, leaving no indication of the identity of the recipient; however, Blamire does mention a recent political campaign and his friend's influence on the state legislature. He begins his letter with a lament about the dismal weather in Mexico: "I suppose you are now making preparations for a winter campaign in Richmond and as I expect you will establish your head quarters there by the first Monday in December, I shall direct this accordingly. I hope you will find it more agreeable than a spring, summer, & fall campaign in Mexico, with the prospect of a winter one with the addition of suffering the extremes of heat and cold every twenty-four hours. The heat here in the middle of the day is as great as it is with you in August, and the nights are as cold and as uncomfortable as they are in December. On the 18th and 19th of the present month we had ice in the streams around our camp 3/4 of [an] inch thick and at noon day it was hot enough to go bathing. But in spite of climate, food &c &c I am still in the enjoyment of excellent health & spirits and I am only anxious for the war to be brought to a close that I may once more have the pleasure of meeting you all in Portsmouth and giving you a true and faithful account of my adventures in Mexico. We are still in quiet possession of all this part of the country and see nothing to remind us that we [are] in an enemies country. How much longer we are to remain here is uncertain. If we are to have no fighting I don't care how soon they order us home.... "As you are now one of our legislators I will say something in regard to our volunteers. When we first commenced raising our company in Portsmouth we were informed by the Adjutant General in his letter to Capt. Young that they (the men) would be entitled to pay from the time they enrolled their names. Twenty two names were enrolled on the 28th day of November and the balance of the men were obtained between that time and the 1st of January, on which day our company was organized by the election of its officers and we left Portsmouth for the rendezvous in Richmond on the 6th of January and were mustered into the service of the U. States on the 27th of January. The men of course expected to be paid from the time of their enrollment as we had assured them they would be, but they have only been paid from the 28th of January, the day they were mustered into service. Many of them at the time of their enrollment were employed in the Navy Yard and were getting from $1 to $1.25 a day and relinquished their employment and remained in barracks drilling and qualifying themselves for soldiers. This you know yourself and it is certainly nothing more than right that they should receive pay for the time they were so employed. There seems to me to have been some mismanagement on expending the $10,000 appropriated by the Legislature for the Volunteers; some of the companies in our regiment received pay (both officers and men) from the time they enrolled their names, others again from the time they were organized by the election of their officers, but our company only from the time they were mustered into service. You will probably recollect that the Adjutant General decided that a man who signed the enrollment was from that time as much bound as a regular enlisted soldier, and that those who refused after signing the enrollment could be compelled by force to be mustered. If he was correct in his opinions they ought as a matter of right be entitled to the pay....You may probably be able to bring the matter before the Governor or the Legislature and have justice done them....It has just occurred to me that the Legislature might have no conscientious scruples about appropriating a part of the state's portion of the proceeds of the sales of public lands which had been laying idle in the Treasury for several years to the benefit of the Volunteers. What think you of it?" An interesting letter from the front concerning local politics and their effect on soldiers' pay.

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        Manuscript Journal - TeakTimber Exploitation in Burma

      Burma, 1847. Moulmein [Mawlamyine], British Burma [Myanmar], 1847-1849. Unpublished manuscript fair journal of an expedition to Burma, mainly Moulmein and environs by Thomas Laslett, a leading timber purveyor and inspector for the Royal Navy's Admiralty, penned in 1883, drawing from this original diary, and containing excellent description of the lucrative teak trade in Burma including the use of elephants for labour, also with accounts of indigenous custom and religion. 8vo. 176 pages in manuscript, plus a single page preface signed by the author. Volume measures 18 x 23 cm. Wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition, internally bright, a fascinating work in a meticulous nineteenth century hand. This expedition preceded the Second Anglo-Burmese War by only three years. The want for greater extraction of teak timber would be one of the catalysts to impose war upon, and to annex Lower Burma. [One of the primary reasons for the First and the Second Anglo-Burmese Wars (1824 and 1852, respectively) was the seemingly insatiable British desire to further exploit and control timber resources. To this end, Burma was made to cede Assam, Manipur, Rakhine (Arakan) and Tanintharyi (Tenessarim), and later the remaining coastal provinces: Ayeyarwady, Yangon and Bago. During this era, new techniques for timber harvesting were introduced by the British, for example, cutting the bark off the trees and leaving them to dry before felling them some four years later with the use of elephants. Dry wood was easier to fell, and it floated in water. As such the river Irrawady was used for transporting the wood to the saw mills near Rangoon.] Teak is the most resilient of trees, able to withstand torrential monsoons of Southeast Asia's dense forests. For this reason they've long been coveted by shipbuilders (the Titanic's decks were made of teak). Today especially, it is a scarce commodity, having been reduced to near extinction over several decades. Natural teak forests grow only in four countries - Myanmar, India, Laos and Thailand, and in very recent years, severe restrictions have been put into effect to protect the species. While the teak will certainly recover from these efforts, the Burmese elephant population is suffering. In 2014 there were 5000 elephants employed in the teak trade, in Myanmar alone. Many have been re-introduced into the wild, however their natural habitat - teak forests - have been depleted. Others are simply being gratuitously killed for their tusks. Sourcing, inspecting and preparing teak from Burma, also assessing the effectiveness of processes such as girdling, felling, and conveying timber, in order to obtain the highest quality ship building timber, the writer was a leading timber purveyor for the Royal Navy, having previously established timber trading in New Zealand in the 1830s. Laslett worked in conjunction with Captain M.J. Rowlandson who was on the committee and entrusted with the accounts and making purchases of teak from the Burmese; and also closely with Captain John Elliot Bingham, Commander and carpenter of the brig-sloop HMS Acorn, who travelled inland and inspected timber with him. He communicated directly with the Royal Timber Department, as well as the Commissariat Department in Moulmein. His painstaking work in Burma was described in his book published in 1875, and his expertise with teak continued to be an authoritative source as late as 1893. [Captain Bingham's book of remarks for his voyage from the Cape of Good Hope to Burma, etc with HMS Acorn is held at The National Archives of Singapore.] Beginning with a voyage to Alexandria, and a desert crossing from Cairo to the town of Suez by means of a camel caravan, the journal first contains succinct, engaging accounts of the three towns, with remarks on the slave markets. Following this is an excellent description of the city and environs of Moulmein in Burma, then under British rule. Employing numerous Burmese and Hindu men, also utilizing elephants for labour and transportation through the forests, extracting teak from Burma was indeed very lucrative. The endeavour was not a simple one, however, especially considering the very different factors in conveying the timber from the forests in different seasons owing to dangers of monsoon rains, and secondly, the length of time required for drying the trees before felling. [The forests of Burma were considered the finest in British India and a chief asset of the country. After colonizing Burma in 1824, the British quickly saw the potential for superior ship building and gainful revenue with teak. They also realized that hitching an elephant to a two-ton log was the only way of getting timber from where it was felled to the nearest waterway, to float it to a mill and market.] Regularly contending with rains, mud, monsoon conditions, and religious festivals which greatly reduced available workers for periods of up to a week, further losing at least 3 men who died of fever during this expedition alone, and also enduring an epidemic of small pox and two substantial village fires... production somehow increased in staggering proportions, as did the demand for the coveted wood. This is an eye-opening firsthand account of the unimaginable volumes of teak extracted from Burma in the relatively early stages of what would become a gigantic global industry, with descriptions of the foundational processes for preparing and exporting abroad. At the end of the volume Laslett transcribes the letter of instructions received from the Admiralty in May 1847 prior to his departure. The writer took very brief sojourns from his important commission to see and experience some of the nation's traditions. Over 4 pages he recounts a visit to a remote Buddhist monastery and temple, describing the lives of the resident "phoonghies" or priests, their unqiue customs, idols, and a cremation ceremony. A further 10 pages are devoted to a tour of a nearby cave system used for Buddhist shrines and adorned with idols, also with a magnificent house of idols situated atop of some 300 steps. Excerpts from the manuscript: "... on the 5th [June 1847]... Alexandria was right ahead of us... an Arab pilot came onboard, and under his guidance we were taken to the anchorage in the port... several Line of Battle Ships and Frigates of the Egyptian Navy... numerous merchant vessels all sizes... nine o'clock we landed, proceeding then through a long course of narrow streets... to the Europa Hotel.." [Alexandria] "... very little time for sight seeing... mounted on Donkeys... we first visited the slave market, then Pompey's Pillar and Cleopatra's Needle... the Pacha's Palace and had the privilege of looking into the Grand Divan... a clear view of the Pacha's Harem... " "... to the Mahmoudia Canal... we were taken by steam vessel up to Atfeh... the despatch of the mails and baggage upon camels from Atfeh to the Nile... we witnessed the mirage, this was so deceptive in its nature..." "On the wharf where we landed from the Steamer 'Nile', there were about 200 camels waiting ready to take on the mails, and the passengers baggage across the Desert to Suez..." [Cairo] "Several omnibuses... to take passengers into the town... necessary to be guided by link men with flaming torches to get through the streets... arrangements... to take of across the Desert... the first train of caravans should start at noon" "... went to see the slave market where we saw considerable numbers of both sexes, these for the most part seemed bright and cheerful, and were not apparently in any way distressed at their unfortunate position... proprietors were in attendance ready to do business... Leaving the slave market we rode up to several mosques... visited the Bazaar..." "We started true to eight o'clock from Cairo in our caravans for Suez, and this journey occupied 11 hours..." [Suez] "At Suez the P. and O. Company's Hotel was as comfortable as could be expected... a Bazaar with a variety of goods for sale... 10th June embarked on board the P. and O. Company's Steamer 'Precursor' at Suez for Ceylon and Calcutta..." "On the 13th [July 1847]... reached Akyab [now Sittwe] on the Arracan [Arakan] Coast... the settlement is small but it has a very pretty appearance with its bungalowes scattered about... in the previous months cholera had well nigh depopulated the villages in the immediate district..." "On my arrival in the harbour of Moulmein I found HMS Acorn Commander Bingham lying there... a number of Burmese and Chinese Junks... shops and stores... walls consisted of sunburned bricks, or of mud and straw..." "The teak timber business being very large gave employment to the bulk of the population and life to the whole district... demand for timber increased very rapidly in the nine years from 1840 to 1848..." "Of the resources of the teak forests of Tenasserim there was not at that time any reliable information..." "The time occupied in bringing the teak logs from the forest to the Moulmein market after they have been selected for felling, is generally from 3 to 4 years, this is accounted for by the fact that it is considered necessary to first girdle, or strip the trees of a ring of bark to kill them, and let them stand to season before cutting them down... the trees are then light enough to float..." "It was upon a parcel of some 9000 to 10,000 loads of teak timber that I was engaged by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty... to see the preparation of it for exportation to England." "Captn. Rowlandson dealt chiefly with the native merchants... Some 7000 loads of teak timber were purchased by the Commissariat Department, while 3000 loads were brought from the Government forests on the Thoungyen river..." "... as to the faulty trees... Captn. Rowlandson however saw an advantage in the hollowness, and thought that many of the logs might be used for pumps, with little boring to fit them for the purpose." "When the examination of the timber was completed at Nanty, we went to look at the village of the same name... a very poor place with about 30 to 40 wretched looking thatched huts, the homes of some foresters, herdsmen and sawyers... surrounded by jungle, as was also the greater part of the Timber Depot... We got upon our elephants to pass over the swamp back to the river, and embarking in our canoe left Nanty... soon back to Moulmein." "At the Timber Depot we were met by one of the Commissioned officers and a few labourers, they had two elephants with them, turn over and examine the logs... elephants were to turn the logs... they worked willingly enough, thrust their trunks under the edge and turning it sharply... sometimes the log came swinging... found it necessary to give these animals plenty of room... a little training only was needed to make the elephant useful..." "Six logs only were approved, and these were marked on the end thus HBM and TL the register number of the log being raced upon the side..." "At the full and change of the moon a little time was lost, as these were occasions when the Burmese kept their religious festivals..." "... reported to the Admiralty... when the steamer was leaving with the mails for Calcutta, that I had 436 loads of teak timber, and 3 loads of teak plank ready for shipment, some feather edged board which I had prepared for Trincomalee Naval Store yard, owing to it not being obtainable from the merchant..." "... One night a fire occurred in the town, and 20 houses were burnt, there was a great commotion..." "...I reported to the Admiralty that 882 loads of timber and 4 loads of thick stuff were ready for shipment... 15 teak mast pieces, each over 60 feet in length were offered for sale by public auction, a reserve price of 200 rupees was put upon the smallest..." "... a great many of the sawyers absented themselves from the work... footsore from standing so long in the water... two of the elephants were laid up with sores from leech bites... " "In October our progress was not very satisfactory, the Burmese had barely got their holidays over before the Hindoos had their Dessarah holidays... Captain Rowlandson... would ascertain from the merchants what their average losses were in conversion of teak timber for exportation... one said his loss was 80% another 20%..." "On the 21st in my usual monthly letter to the Admiralty I reported that I had 1137 loads of timber and 3 pieces of thickstuff ready for shipment, and that of the first 1000 loads there were 143 of 50.0 ft contents and upwards 213 of 40-49 ft and 644 under 40 ft contents." "Within a few days of the failure to sell the raft of timber referred to, Captain Rowlandson was transferred to Madras, and Captain Berdmore was appointed to the charge of the Timber Department..." [Captain Thomas Matthew Berdmore (1811-1859) of the Royal Army, was in charge of the Forest Office in Calcutta, and, according to this journal, at least for a time in 1847-48 he was stationed in Burma to head the Timber Department. In 1849 he accompanied Dr. Falconer of the Calcutta Botanical Garden on a trip to inventory forests in Tenasserim.] "The Admiralty informed me that they had made a contract for Freight ships to bring about 2000 loads of their teak timber to the Dockyard in England. The Marine Department at Calcutta wrote the Commissioner to say they required 1500 loads of teak timber for their service... offering me at the same time a liberal commission as remuneration... I consented at once..." "... my ideas are in favor of a complete Government establishment and if this should meet their Lordship's approval, I should suggest the building of a store and sheds for the security of all materials, and as a shelter place for the workmen during the rainy season..." "252 squares of timber and 256 pieces of thickstuff and plank were approved in March... had 3307 loads of timber and 112 loads of thickstuff and plank ready..." "The Burmese New Year commenced on the 10th April [1848], all the courts were closed... It was a water festival in which I think all the natives joined... The next day thousands of Burmese in their best attire went from Moulmein to visit the caves... carrying offerings and presents of various kinds to their idols there." "... 5 of the elephants were sold by public auction the best of these animals fetched rupees 200... As rupees 500 were paid for each of these elephants a few months previously, the loss sustained was something considerable..." "Some experiments were tried upon the transveral strength of the teak timber grown in several districts of Tenasserim province..." "Captain Crisp urged that as to the chipping, it was done to lighten the timber to get it out of the forest, for the King of Burmah would not allow elephants to be worked, they had therefore to employ buffaloes to drag timber... an advantage." "... a visit to two monasteries at Tavoyzoo... the Phoongies received me very kindly... The Doon Pway, or burning of the dead bodies of the Phoongies of the district took place on the 22nd of April... the dead bodies of the Phoonghies were taken to the field or burying ground, in sarcophogus' in which they were embalmed, and placed together under a large pile of combustible material that would readily burn... The sight was an extraordinary one, the spectacle superbly interesting, for some 18,000 - 20,000 people were assembled in their best attire... see the ceremony, all seemed in great good humour... indeed it seemed rather a joyous occasion..." "It is presumed therefore that the Tenasserim province has yielded far more than was expected, and that the Shans having illiminated quantities in their highland forests, continued to supplement our own, and keep the teak trade at Moulmein going. There is of course comfort in the thought that now since we hold all the Burmah seaboard, a good deal of teak is brought from Rangoon for shipment, and that if the above should become exhausted, we might rely upon that to meet our wants, and now in 1883, Siam is sending cargoes of this description of timber to the English market." "Although teak may be a profitable branch of trade... there are many other valuable woods that require but to be well known... the padouk, pyengadu [ironwood], and anan are among the strongest and most durable... Dr. Hooker states 'that the wood has a high character for hardness and durability, and that the white ant will not touch it'..." End Excerpts. Thomas Laslett (1811-1887), Timber Inspector for the Admiralty, began his career as a Purveyor of Timber at the age of 22, his first four expeditions seeing him to New Zealand to procure high-quality timber suitable for mast and spars for large Royal Navy ships, which required him to penetrate sometimes hostile tribal regions. Laslett was born at Poplar, Middlesex on 18 June 1811 and was baptised at the East India Dock Chapel there. He was the eldest child of Thomas Laslett, a shipwright, and as such had begun apprenticing as a shipwright before being presented with the opportunity to work abroad. Indeed having found his calling and impressed the Admiralty, he was sent on three further missions to remote places with important timber stocks. As Timber Inspector for the Admiralty, from 1847 to 1849 he was commissioned to inspect teak in Burma, mainly Moulmein (Mawlamyine) and environs. He was employed to survey and report upon some forests near Russia in Asia Minor, and in 1859 made an expedition to the Anatolian Highlands around Bursa in Turkey during the period of Ottoman reign. An expedition took him through Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1860 (then the Ottoman provinces of Bosnia Vilayet and Vilayet of Kosovo). These latter two expeditions, again to little-known remote regions, were undertaken in hopes of locating untapped sources of high-quality oak. Settling near home, he was Timber Inspector of Woolwich Dockyard until 1869 and for many years later Timber Inspector for the Admiralty. In 1875 Laslett published a book titled "Timber and Timber Trees: Native and Foreign". He retired from active service in April 1880 and was subsequently employed by the Admiralty to make special surveys of timber on various occasions at home and abroad. He was also commissioned by the Society of Arts to report on timber exhibited in the Colonial and Indian Exhibition at London in 1886. He suffered a heart attack and died the at Woolwich Dockyard Railway Station on 6 April 1887. Under the Treaty of Yandabo, following the First Anglo-Burmese War in 1826, when the Tanintharyi (Tenassarim) coast and Arakan were ceded to Britain, Mawlamyine became the first capital of British Burma, remaining capital until 1852. . Very Good.

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        Traité théorique et pratique des luxations congénitales du fémur , suivi d ' un appendice sur la prophylaxie des luxations spontanées

      1847 - de (4), VIII, 264, 23, (4) Lyon, Louis Perrin pour Guilbert et Dorier [et] Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière, 1847, in-4, de (4), VIII, 264, 23, (4) pages et 10 plates, pleine percaline noire de l'époque, double filet d'encadrement doré, dos lisse orné, Première édition. Pravaz, ancien élève de polytechnique, créa à Lyon un hôpital orthopédique. Après avoir travaillé sur la luxation de la hanche et la mise au point d'une des premières seringues hypodermiques, il s'intéressa aux déformations de la colonne vertébrale à propos de laquelle il mit au point une thérapeutique orthopédique nouvelle alliant des moyens passifs (comme le lit de traction et le corset), à des techniques de musculation et à la gymnastique. A partir de 1835, il s'intéressa aux luxations congénitales du fémur et fut le premier à obtenir des succès réels, et reconnus par l'Académie Royale de Médecine, pour rétablir cette malformation de naissance. Pour cela, il développa sa méthode antérieure en "organo-plastie". Celle-ci consiste en l'art de déformer les formes vivantes, et dans la cas de luxations congénitales, elle consiste en l'art "de créer des conditions articulaires voisines de l'état normal". L'argumentaire de l'auteur repose sur 27 cas d'observation rigoureusement présentés et traités entre 1834 et 1846. Les 10 planches finales montrent des luxations et 4 appareils de rééducation : un de sustentation utilisé pour l'extension préparatoire à laquelle succède la réduction et la coaptation des éléments articulaires, une "machine locomotive" servant à développer la tonicité des muscles, puis un char servant aux premiers essais de marche verticale. Bel exemplaire portant sur le faux-titre, l'estampille du fonds personnel du fils de Gabriel-Charles Pravaz, le docteur Jean Pravaz, qui fut directeur de l'institut orthopédique de Lyon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Voyage of the Jamestown on her Errand of Mercy

      Eastburn's Press, Boston 1847 - (9 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches). ix, [1], [7]-27, [1], [2], cliv pp. Lithographed frontispiece by Fitz Henry Lane. Publisher's blindstamped brown cloth, upper cover titled in gilt With a lithographed frontispiece by Fitz Henry Lane. A Boston committee of philanthropists and a joint resolution of Congress authorized the Navy to deploy the Jamestown, under Captain Forbes, to deliver 8,000 barrels of provisions to Cork, Ireland during the great potato famine. This work was published subsequently, so that the "expedition will always be remembered in the history of philanthrophy." The work includes Forbes' account of the voyage and his reception, as well as a lengthy appendix containing transcripts of numerous letters and resolutions relating to the voyage. Importantly, the lithographed frontispiece of the ship departing from Boston is by Fitz Henry Lane (also known, mistakenly, as Fitz Hugh Lane). "Lane had already made two lithographs of Forbes's innvotative steam-powered vessels in 1845, Auxiliary Steam Packet Ship Massachusetts (inv. 442) and Steam packet ship Mass., in a Squall, Nov. 10, 1845 (inv. 443). It was natural that, in 1847, Forbes would turn to Lane to make a lithograph for the frontispiece of his book. In the print the sloop is sitting low in the water, attesting to its heavy load. Forbes's steam tow boat, the 'R. B. Forbes' is in the water behind the 'Jamestown' and the buildings of Boston and Charlestown can be seen behind that" (Fitz Henry Lane Online, Cape Ann Museum, Inv. 475). Lane, born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, was christened Nathaniel Rogers Lane, but for reasons that are now unknown changed his name legally in 1831 to Fitz Henry. At the relatively late age of 28, he moved to Boston and apprenticed himself to the lithographer William S. Pendleton, and from 1832 to about 1848 worked at establishing himself as both a lithographer and marine landscape painter. Lane remained with Pendleton from 1832 to 1837, he then joined the newly formed company of Keith and Moore. In 1845 Lane opened his own lithographic shop in partnership with marine painter John W. A. Scott: a business arrangement that continued through summer of 1848, when Lane moved back to Gloucester. The present print includes the Lane & Scott imprint. He remained in his home town for the rest of his life, a popular and successful marine painter and lithographic print maker, but his reputation languished after his death in 1865. A re-evaluation of his accomplishments as an artist only began in the mid-20th century, a process that continues today. It is only in the last twenty years that the unique qualities of Lane's lithographic work have been appreciated: as in his paintings, his prints display sensitivity to gradations of light and a refined draughtsmanship that is virtually unique among 19th-century American lithographers. Sabin 25051; Craig, James. Fitz H. Lane: An Artist's Voyage through Nineteenth-Century America. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2006., fig. 32. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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