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         EL JUDÍO ERRANTE (7 volúmenes)

      Imp de D.W. Ayguals de Izco, Madrid 1848 - 208, 203, 199, 203, 203, 210, 214 pág Tapa dura, holandesa Ligeramente moteado El novelista universal Novela en siete volúmenes. Traducción de Wencesclao Ayguals de Izco.

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         Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

      Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard. 1848 Orig. pale green drab boards, at some time carefully & sympathetically rebacked; sl. rubbing. A good-plus copy.See Smith, no.1, p14.

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         \"6. Merz. Feierliche Beeidigung des gesammten Militair`s zur Staats-Verfassung, auf dem Maximilians-Platze in München.\" Maximiliansplatz von Norden gesehen, seitlich die Bebauung, das Militär im Karée angetreten vor dem berittenen Offizierskorps, vorne zahlreiche Zuschauer, unten Inschrift.

       Lithographie, im Stein monogr. \"R\", 1848, 18,5 x 29 cm. Slg. Maillinger Bd. IV, Nr. 772; Abb. in: F.X. Vollmer, Der Traum von der Freiheit, S. 50. - Mittelbug, im breiten Rand gering stockfleckig. Lebhaft staffagierte Ansicht. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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         The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

      T.C. Newby, Publisher, London 1848 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Three-quarter green morocco over cloth with marbled endpapers. Bound without the terminal ad leaf in Volume One but retaining the rare and important half-title to that volume (none called for in Volumes Two and Three). The half-title has been strengthened at the inner margin, and a closed tear at the inner margin of the final text leaf of Volume One has been repaired, with no loss of text. Anne Brontë's second and last novel, and her only separate publication. It tells the story of Helen Graham who, in defiance not just of convention but of the law, flees her abusive, alcoholic husband and takes up residence in the titular hall where she supports herself and her son by painting. Women at the time had no legal existence apart from their husbands. According to collector and bibliographer Michael Sadleir, this title is the rarest of all the Brontë sisters' novels, rarer even than Wuthering Heights of which it is supposed there were between 250 and 350 copies printed. An important book and a true rarity. Smith, Brontë, 4.

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         Views of Calcutta and its environs

      Dickinson & Co, London 1848 - (27 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches). Lithographed throughout. Hand-coloured title and 27 views on 25 leaves by Dickinson & Co. after d'Oyly (one folding, all heightened with gum arabic). Publisher's red cloth-covered boards, the upper cover blocked in gilt with a large architectural vignette incorporating the title, expertly rebacked and retipped with red morocco, the flat spine divided into five compartments by single thick fillets, titled in the third compartment, marbled endpapers A fine copy of the rare deluxe hand-coloured issue of Sir Charles d'Oyly's masterpiece According to Abbey this work was published for 6 guineas plain and 10 guineas hand-coloured, as here. The very fine hand-colouring of the deluxe issue adds a depth and vibrancy to the scenes that is mostly lacking from the uncoloured version. In our experience, copies with genuine contemporary hand-colouring were always bound in red half morocco by the publishers. (The Abbey copy is in green half morocco and hand-coloured; but this was almost certainly done later.) The deluxe issue of this work is one of the three great books on Calcutta by English artists (the works of Thomas Daniell and James Baillie Fraser being the other two). It is also a celebration of the synthesis of cultures that took place in India and reached its early maturity in the city of Calcutta and its environs. In some cases this is not immediately obvious: an almost entirely western scene 'St. Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta' contrasts with the view of the 'Mosque at Borranypore', an entirely Indian scene. However in most cases there is a harmonious mixture of Indian and British subject matter which gives d'Oyly's views their unique flavour. They were intended to display the vigour and confidence of British empire builders in an exotic location but end up being much more than this. D'Oyly's love and deep knowledge of the Indian sub-continent means that he is able to capture the small details which were missed by most European artists of the time. Born in India, Sir Charles d'Oyly was educated in England, before returning to India in the service of the East India Company in 1798. By 1808 he was Collector of Dacca, and in 1818 succeeded to baronet. After serving in a series of posts throughout India, culminating in his appointment as Senior Member of the Board of Customs, Salt and Opium, and of the Marine Board in 1833, he returned to England in 1838, and retired in 1839. He is now best known for his work as an amateur artist and publisher of lithographs (he set up his own lithographic press at Patna in 1828: 'The Behar Amateur Lithographic Press'). Bishop Heber, who stayed with him at Bankipore, wrote that d'Oyly was 'the best gentleman artist I ever met with' and this is certainly borne out by the present work which includes excellent views of many of the main sights of Calcutta. Cf. Abbey Travel II,497; Tooley 187. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Physiologie du Gout . Notice biographique par Alph. Karr.

      Paris Gabriel de Gonet 1848 - 8vo., xxiii, 416pp., engraved frontispiece and seven engraved plates by Bertall, illustrated title-page vignette, numerous wood-engravings in the text, original pictorial gilt blind-stamped black cloth, all edges gilt, a very attractive copy. Never out of print, in a series of meditations that owe something to Montaigne's Essays, and have the discursive rhythm of an age of leisured reading and a confident pursuit of educated pleasures, Brillat-Savarin discourses on the pleasures of the table, which he considers a science. The simplest meal satisfied Brillat-Savarin, as long as it was executed with artistry. The father of low-carbohydrate diet, Brillat-Savarin considered sugar and white flour to be the cause of obesity. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Fairfax Correspondence. Memoirs of the Reign of Charles the First; [together with:] Memorials of The Civil War, comprising the correspondence of the Fairfax family with the most distinguished personages engaged in that memorable contest. Now first published from the original manuscripts. Forming the concluding volumes of The Fairfax Correspondence.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1848–9 - 2 works in 4 volumes, octavo (217 x 134 mm). Uniformly bound in near-contemporary calf, red and brown labels to spines, spines richly gilt to compartments, double gilt fillets to covers, marbled edges and endpapers. Ink ownership inscriptions to verso of front free endpapers. Slight chip to label of vol. I not affecting text, spine of vol. III very slightly chipped at head and slightly splitting at head of front joint, head of joints of vol. I slightly split but still firm, covers of vol. I slightly stained and worn, extremities slightly rubbed, some corners lightly bumped, very occasional light foxing. Overall a very good set. Engraved portrait frontispieces, 3 other engraved portraits. First editions. Johnson inherited the Fairfax manuscripts, comprising the correspondence of the Fairfax family during the civil war and restoration, upon the death of his father. His publication of the documents in 1848 and 1849, with the first two volumes edited by himself and the latter two by Robert Bell, marked their first publication. They are a crucial resource for students of the period, with the Fairfax family playing a key role in the events of those years and conducting a correspondence with most of the leading political figures of the time. With a presentation inscription to the first blank of volume I, presenting the volumes as a gift upon leaving Eton College in 1863. An attractively bound set. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Die Versteinerungen des Zechsteingebirges und Rothliegenden oder des permischen Systemes in Sachsen. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Dresden und Leipzig Arnold -49 1848 - (32 x 23,5 cm). (6) 26 (16) S.; (4) 31 (24) S. Mit 20 (1 kolorierten) lithographierten Tafeln. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Augabe. - Teil I enthält.: Die Versteinerungen des deutschen Zechsteingebirges von Geinitz und Teil II: Die Versteinerungen des Rothliegenden in Sachsen von Gutbier. - Geinitz (1814-1900) "war einer der Großen aus der Frühzeit der deutschen Geologie. Man darf seine Hauptwerke schlechthin zu den klassischen Grundlagen der Geologie rechnen" (NDB 6,152). - Gutbiers "geognostische Untersuchungen führten ihn dann zu der höchst wichtigen Entdeckung, daß gewisse frühere noch zur Steinkohlenformation gerechnete Zonen der sogenannten grauen Conglomerate von dieser als discordant gelagert loszutrennen und als untere Stufe dem Rothliegenden zuzuweisen seien. (Er) legte die Resultate seiner Entdeckung in der wichtigen Monographie der Versteinerungen des Rothliegenden nieder, welche das zweite Heft der von ihm und Dr. Geinitz herausgegebenen Schrift: 'Die Versteinerungen des Zechsteingebirges und Rothliegenden in Sachsen' bildet. Darin wird zum ersten Mal der Nachweis zu führen gesucht, daß der Zechstein nur als die marine Facies des oberen Rothliegenden zu betrachten sei" (ADB 10, 216). - Papierbedingt gering gebräunt. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Titel und Tafeln verso gestempelt. - Nissen ZBI 1514; Poggendorff I 868 (Geinitz) bzw. I, 980 (Gutbier). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         A Geographical Dictionary; or Gazetteer of the Australian Colonies

      1848 - First edition. 4 engraved plates & 23 maps (1 coloured). 8vo. Fine original decorative cloth, with original paper labels, some minor foxing to plates. (xvi), 438, 16ads.pp. Sydney, W & F. Ford, Complete with a five page list of subscribers, this a lovely copy of an important work. Wells was determined to supplement ?[t]he want of information which prevails in England respecting this colony.? In addition to the extensive geographical information and maps, Wells provides an informative digest of the ?moral, social, political, [and] commercial? life of Australia. There are particularly interesting sections on the Aborigines, early voyages to Australia, and whaling. Ferguson, 4949. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Die jüdischen Gauner in Deutschland, ihre Taktik, ihre Eigenthümlichkeiten und ihre Sprache, nebst ausführlichen Nachrichten über die in Deutschland und an dessen Grenzen sich aufhaltenden berüchtigsten jüdischen Gauner. Nach Criminalakten und sonstigen zuverlässigen Quellen bearbeitet und zunächst praktischen Criminal- und Polizeibeamten gewidmet.

      Bln., Louis Quien 1848. - 2. Aufl. 8°. 1 Bl., VIII, 328 S. Mit einigen Abb. HLn. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Einbd. leicht fleckig. Tit. m. 2 Tintenflecken u. stockfleckig, sonst in gutem Zustand. vgl. Fürst III, 422 - Die Erstausgabe von 1842 wurde bereits als 2. Auflage bezeichnet hatte 2 Bände und erschien `auf Kosten des Verfassers`. Die in Bibliotheken nachgewiesenen Exemplare der 2. Auflage enthalten keine Hinweise auf einen 2. Band. - Enthält auch ein ausführl. Wörterbuch der jüdischen Gauner- und Kochemer-Sprache. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Record of the House of Gournay. Parts 1-2, Parts 3-4, Supplement. [In Two Volumes].

      John Bowyer Nichols and John Gough Nichols, London 1848 - Two volume set in half calf which is sound and only slightly rubbed; and with five gilt lined raised bands and gilt lettering to the spine. The boards are in very good clean condition and the marbled endpapers are fine but with the small labels of Joan Corder to the front pastedowns. Both volumes are well bound and with clean page edges. Some of the engraved plates have foxing but are otherwise fine. The foxing has spread to the facing pages but most of the contents have little or no foxing and are largely fine. Notation to a blank free in the first volume states, "Given to E R Pratt by Daniel Gurney the author 1850 and re-bound by me [date?]. E R Pratt." N.B. The Pratts of Ryston Hall, Norfolk. Sent from our bookshop in the UK but a heavy set for overseas shipping purposes. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; [2],iv,500 + 501-1096 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         SACHSENS KIRCHEN - GALERIE (Kirchengalerie).- Vierter Band. Fünfte Abtheilung. Die Inspectionen: Pirna, Altenberg und Dippoldiswalda.

      Dresden (Herrmann Schmidt), (1848). - 4°. 200 S. + 109 meist ganzseitige lithografische Ansichten der Dörfer und Kirchen. Pb der Zeit. Einband an den Kanten angeplatzt, innen nur vereinzelt braunfleckig, kaum gelockert, insgesamt von überraschend guter Erhaltung, es fehlen die großen Prämienblätter. Ein Werk, das über die Historie der jeweiligen Ortschaften unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der klerikalen Belange und der damals aktuellen Situation informierte. Es dauerte über zwei Generationen, bis zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts die "Neue Sächsische Kirchengalerie" erschien, die - zwar wesentlich umfangreicher und gründlicher- ein visuelles Hilfsmittel nicht mehr einsetzte: Die Lithografie. Die "alte" Galerie aber verfügt über zahlreiche Steindrucke der jeweiligen Kirchen, bei größeren Städten auch vieler Profanbauten, die nach Federzeichnungen von G. Täubert entstanden (Steindrucker Renner bzw. Ketzschau). Diese kleinen Kunstwerke geben nicht nur sehr detailgetreu die Architektur und Zustände der betreffenden Bauwerke wieder, der Künstler bemühte sich, diese in ihrer gesamten Umgebung wirken zu lassen und vergaß auch nicht, die Stilleben durch Menschen und Tiere zu beleben. Hier mit der großen Zahl von Lithographien (eine Vollständigkeitsprüfung war mir nicht möglich) von: Eschdorf,Wünschendorf, Klein-Röhrsdorf, Cotta, Dittersbach, Geising, Burkhardswalde, Weesenstein, Klein Schirma, Gottleuba, Hellendorf, Giesenstein, Altenberg, Ottendorf, Hirschsprung, Liebstadt, Borna, Wehlen, Friedrichswalda, Stürza, Rathewalde, Dittersdorf, Börnersdorf, Breitenau, Walddörfchen, Oelsen, Fürstenwalda, Fürstenau, Berggiesshübel, Hohnstein, Schandau, Ehrenberg, Neustadt, Maxen, Raitzen, Liebenau, Lauenstein, Langenhennersdorf, Johnsbach, Sebnitz, Rosenthal, Schmiedeberg, Reinhardtsgrimma, Hohenwussen, Döbra, Markersbach, Höckendorf, Krummen-Hennersdorf, Seifersdorf, Glashütte, Reinhardtsdorf, Krippen, Porschgendorf, Liebethal, Lichtenhain, Sadisdorf, Reichstädt, Frankenstein, Ulbersdorf, Wehlen, Bärenstein, Königstein, Hinterhermsdorf, Saupsdorf, Papstdorf, Lohmen, Cunnersdorf, Dohna, Klein-Borthen, Gamig, Sedlitz, Gottgetreu, Zuschendorf, Klein-Walthersdorf, Struppen, Rabenau, Ruppendorf, Freiberg, Dörschnitz, Schellerhau, Dippoldiswalda, Zehista. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Summer in the Antarctic Regions

      1848 - First edition. Folding frontispiece map, 20 illustrations in text. 12mo. Original brown cloth, blindstamped, a little soiled, presentation inscription on front free endpaper. [vi], 203pp. London, S.P.C.K, This little book, intended as a pot boiler, is in fact a thoroughly good digest of Antarctic discovery up to the date of publication with, in the introduction, a thorough meterorological analysis of the Antarctic regions. There are chapters on Cook and the early navigators, Wedell Biscoe and co., Wilkes, Dumont Durville, and finally Ross. Spence 1207. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A collection of 32 hand-colored lithographs from "Views of American Cities"]

      Goupil Vilbert & Co, New York & Paris 1848 - 32 hand-colored lithographs by Deroy, printed by Cattier. Images approx. 7 1/2 x 11 inches. Each matted in hand-painted French mats. A collection of 32 handsome and important views in the United States and Canada, 1848-1851 Born in Württemburg in 1812, Köllner's first recorded work dates from his employment at the age of sixteen by the Stuttgart printer Carl Ebner to work on portfolios of etchings of horses and other animals. He came to America in 1839 and settled in Washington briefly, before moving to Philadelphia in 1840 where he lived and worked for the next 60 years. The present group of prints are from what was probably his most important commission and certainly brought him to the attention of the art-buying public. Köllner's body of topographic work "makes a distinct contribution to the documentation of the nineteenth-century American scene" (Deak p.334). Kollner had a fine feel for the modulations of light and shadow, many of his scenes are captured in late afternoon with soft blue skies and light clouds and the sunlight playing on the sides of buildings and streets in the deeper hues of sunset. The group includes views in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore, Niagara Falls, Quebec and Montreal. They comprise: Baltimore - Washington Monument Baltimore - Battle-Monument Washington - General Post-Office Washington - Capitol (East View) Washington - Capitol (West View) Mount Vernon - Tomb of Washington Philadelphia - Fairmount Water-Works Philadelphia - U. S. Custom House (formerly U. S. Bank) Philadelphia - State House Philadelphia - S. E. View Philadelphia - Laurel-Hill Cemetery New York - General View (from Brooklyn) New York - Grace Church (Broad-way) New York - Broad-way New York - Wall Street Troy - Court-House Albany - City-Hall Albany - General View Saratoga - Congress Spring Saratoga - Highrock-Iodine and Empire Springs Saratoga - United States Hotel Niagara Falls - The Falls of Niagara Niagara Falls - General View Niagara Falls - The Rapids of Niagara Niagara Falls - Horseshoe Fall (from the Canada side) Niagara Falls - Horseshoe Fall Niagara Falls - Suspension Bridge Canada - Montreal Canada - Thousand Islands (Lake Ontario & River St. Lawrence) Canada - Quebec & Fort Canada - Kingston on Kings River Canada - Montmorency River (near Quebec) Groce & Wallace, 375; Peters, 254-255; Phillips/ LeGear, Atlases I; Wainwright Augustus Kollner, Artist PMHB 84 (1960) 325-351.

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         Die Schwämme des Waldes als Nahrungsmittel.

      Bern Haller 1848 - (18 x 12 cm). (4) 114 (2) S. Mit 20 kolorierten lithographierten Tafeln. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Aus der Lebensmittelnot der Zeit heraus entstandenes Werk mit Beschreibungen nicht nur zur Bestimmung der essbaren und giftigen Pilze sondern auch mit Vorschlägen für deren Zubereitung. - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, Titel etwas stärker. Tafeln teils etwas knapp beschnitten, sonst gut erhalten. - Volbracht 2131 ("Sehr selten" mit falscher Paginierung); Nissen BBI 2006; Pritzel 9534 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         JONES & NEWMAN'S ARCHITECTURAL PUBLICATIONS FIRST SERIES. AMERICAN ARCHITECT . Country and Village Residences with Details . Costs .

      C. M. Saxton ca. 1848, New York, NY - 4to., (24 leaves), 48 plates., cover rubbed/frayed/chipped, hinges weak; foxed & soiled Minor stains and foxing, weak hinges, one plate starting to be loose. 12 plans. Reference - Hitchcock # 1014. This is the first edition in book form after a monthly publication that is listed in Hitchcock #1013. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A three years cruise in the Mozambique Channel [cruize]

      Bentley 1848 - xxxiv, xiii, 319 pages ; 19 cm. Publisher's red boards rebacked on black cloth. Hardcover. Library stamps and markings, edges stamped. Mendelssohn I, p. 82. "The expedition left Mauritius on the 9th of December 1842, and was actively engaged in carrying out the objects of the cruise during nearly the whole of three years, in the course of which many visits were paid to the ports and islands of the eastern and southern coasts of South Africa. During part of the year 1846, the ship (H.M.S. Thunderbolt) was engaged in doing transport work for the Kaffir War, and there is a narrative of some incidents of the campaign. Early in 1847 the Thunderbolt was ordered to Algoa Bay to embark the 90th regiment, but unfortunately she struck a sunken rock near Cape Recife, in sight of her destination. Strenuous exertions were made to save the vessel, but in spite of the aid of two ships, the Eurydice and the President, she became a total wreck." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Pickelhaube mit Paradebusch aus Rosshaar (Hessen-Darmstadt) für Generale. Gouache, Tusche und Deckweiß.

       1848. Signiert \"pinx. P.C. Seekatz\" und datiert. Auf bräunlichem Zeichenpapier. 13,5 x 9 cm. Papier: 18,7 x 23 cm. Sehr plastisch gezeichnete Detailstudie einer Pickelhaube mit dem hessischen Löwen als Helm-Emblem, das ebenso wie die Schuppenkette und der Pickel mit den Beschlägen durch geschickt gesetzte Lichtpunkte goldglänzt. Mit weiß-rotem Rand eingefaßt. Es handelt sich bei dem dargestellten Helm um das \"Modell 1849\" des Regiments Hessen-Darmstadt. - Im Randbereich wenige blasse Stockfleckchen. Preußen, Uniform, Haube, Pickel-Haube, Pickelhaube, Regiment Hessen-Darmstadt, Modell 1849,

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         The History of British India (6 volumes, 4th ed. 1840), History of British India 1805-1835, 3 volumes (First edition, 1845-48)

      James Madden, London 1848 - 9 volumes total, with Mill's set, edited by Wilson, comprising the first six volumes, published 1840, and Wilson's continuation complete in 3 volumes, first printings, 1845, 1846, and 1848. All uniformly bound in full russet crushed calf, triple gilt ruled borders, heavily gilt decorated spine compartments, black title labels, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles, near fine with minor wear, folding maps, no illustrations. Lovely set of this classic history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Pallade: giornale d'ogni sera: politico e di varietà.

      Roma, Tip. Puccinelli 1848 - Giornale quotidiano romano pubblicato dal n. 135 (3 gen. 1848) al n. 563 (22 giu. 1849); il formato varia; il completamento del tit. varia; comprende supplementi; sospende le pubblicazioni dal 30 apr. all'8 mag. del 1849. Set di 193 numeri, compresi relativi supplementi, dal 03.01.1848 (n. 135) al 16.09.1848 (n. 346), compreso un numero straordinario de "La Pallade" uscito il 03.01.1848 (l’ultimo con questo titolo, ma già nel formato del quotidiano intitolato "Pallade") – mancanti i n. 140-149-160-161-227-228-244-284-291-302-308-313-315-319-324-331-332-334. Dim.: 310x224 mm circa. Rif.: IT\ICCU\CFI\0375781 (Biblioteca comunale Malatestiana – Cesena; Biblioteca nazionale centrale – Firenze; Biblioteca di storia moderna e contemporanea - Roma - 1847-1848, Collezione: La Repubblica Romana del 1849. Periodici). Il n. 193 del 15 marzo 1848 riporta il testo integrale dello "Statuto fondamentale pel governo temporale degli Stati di S. Chiesa". Cond.: Lievi tracce d uso, bruniture occasionali, segni di pieghe d archivio, presenza occasionale di piccoli strappi lungo le pieghe e i bordi. Nel complesso, in buone condizioni. -- 193 UNCOMMON COPIES OF THE PERIODICAL NEWSPAPER "PALLADE" PUBLISHED IN ITALY DURING RISORGIMENT IN 1848. Light traces of use, occasional browning, archive folds, occasional small tears along the folds. Overall, in good condition. 1960g.

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         The Gold Regions of California: Being a Succinct Description of the Geography, History, Topography, and General Features of California. Including a Carefully Prepared Account of the Gold Regions of that Fortunate Country

      New York: Dewitt & Davenport, 1848. 8vo. 80, [10]pp. Frontispiece map. Ads in the rear. Publisher's gilt lettered wrappers, contemporary manuscript titling to the spine. Housed in a red cloth box.Provenance: J. H. Carter, Jr. (contemporary signature on wrapper)First edition of "some of the earliest reports of the gold discovery" (Kurutz): in the publisher's gold printed wrappers.Foster culls reports from Farnham, Colton, Mason, Doniphan, Fremont, Emory, et al. "This is one of the first published accounts of the gold discovery in book form" (Streeter). In addition, it is the first book devoted to the Gold Rush to include a map of the region. The woodcut map depicts from Los Angeles in the south to as far north as Three Buttes, with the region around Sutter's Fort circled with hash marks and indentified as Gold Region.There is some bibliographic confusion as the title on the wrapper varies slightly from the letterpress title. Sabin and Howes mention the wrapper title as the title of the first edition, although, as Kurutz points out, the present is the first, and here in the preferred wrappers lettered in gold.Cowan II p 219 (later edition); Graff 1387; Howes F287; Kurutz 250a; Mintz 160; Sabin 25225; Streeter sale 2529; Wheat Books 77; Wheat Maps 39.

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         The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery

      Published at the Anti-Slavery Office, Boston 1848 - First edition. Engraved tail-pieces. 131, [1] pp. Wm. E. Edwards & co., Printers. 12mo. ONLY COPY IN WRAPPERS - ABOLITION FOR YOUNG ADULTS. "Mother, he asked me if I were an abolitionist. What did he mean? What is an abolitionist?"A didactic novel for children about a Northern white family and their experiences with slavery and the abolition movement. Four of the chapters end with poems signed "B.S.J." The author, Jane Elizabeth Hitchcock Jones (1813-1896), was a prominent abolition and women's rights lecturer. "At the suggestions of Stephen S. Foster, she wrote The Young Abolitionists (1848), a tract for children illustrating the basic facts of slavery and abolition through cheerful, sentimental dialogues" (Notable American Women, I, pp. 285). Printed wrapper, front only lacking back wrapper Engraved tail-pieces. 131, [1] pp. Wm. E. Edwards & co., Printers. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Josiah Clinton Jones (1848-1936) - Late 19th Century Oil, Woodland.

      Late 19th Century - Josiah Clinton Jones (1848-1936) - Original Late 19th Century Oil. A superb autumnal woodland scene with a woman carrying logs. Signed to the lower right. An old label to the revers is inscribed indistinctly with the original title, "The Woods at Fakingham". Signed. On canvas on stretchers. Condition is typical for a picture of this age. Old framing marks to the outer edges, with a small areas of paint loss to the lower left, which would be covered once re-framed. Some minor spots of surface dirt. In general appearance is good. Inspection under UV light shows no sign of restoration. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: No Style: Realism Weight: 2000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         \"Das Lied von der Glocke\". Acht Darstellungen zum Gedicht auf einem Blatt, sowie unten in der Mitte der Meister mit Glocke und lateinischem Motto. In einer reichen Umrahmung.

       Kupferstich von Adrian Schleich nach Christoph Nilson, dat. 1848, 66 x 53 cm. \"Der Kunstverein in München seinen Mitgliedern für das Jahr MDCCCXLVIII\". - Die prächtige Darstellung breitrandig und sauber erhalten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträts, Dichtung, Schiller,F.

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         Dombey and Son (20 Parts in 19)

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846-8., London 1848 - FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS PARTS. 20 parts in 19, illustrated with 40 plates by H K. Browne, plates unusually clean and bright throughout free of the usual foxing and toning, spines original with the exception of parts 3 & 16 which have been neatly relined at some earlier date, front wrapper hinge to part 19/20 neatly repaired with Japanese tissue. THE COLOATION - complete with all the Dombey Advertiser's present in each part, lacking 3 rear ads to part 3, 1 additional rear ad not called for in part 4, lacking 1 rear ad to parts 6, 10, 15, no rear ads present in part 9 which is a second issue with "Delight" for "Joy." on p.284, all other parts are first issue. Housed in a green morocco backed solinder slipcase, spine sunned to brown, gilt lettered spine. Overall a better than average set, entirely unsophisticated with the exception of the mentioned two spines, overall still VERY GOOD. Dickens in parts are becoming increasingly difficult to find for a reasonable price in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Histoire de l’Afrique et de l’Espagne intitulee al-Bayano ‘l-mogrib

      Leiden, 1848 - 1851 - First Edition. First two parts of Kitab al-bayan al-mughrib fi akhbar muluk al-andalus wa’l-maghrib (Book of the Amazing Story of the History of the Kings of al-Andalus and Maghreb) an important medieval text on the history of the Maghreb and Iberia, written in Arabic in Marrakech in about the year 1312 by Ibn Idhari. It is widely regarded among modern researchers as containing valuable information not found elsewhere, including excerpts from older works now lost. It is generally known by its short title al-Bayan alMughrib. The author himself divided the work into three parts: 1- History of the Maghreb from the coming of Islam to the twelfth century. 2-History of Al-Andalus (Muslim Iberia) over the same period. 3- History of the Almoravids and Almohads. While the Arabic text of the first two parts has been known for some considerable time, portions of the third part only came to light during the 20th century. This part is still known only in incomplete form because of missing pages (including beginning and end) and insect damage to the manuscripts. This is the first published Arabic text of the first two parts by Reinhart Dozy; the third part was not published until 1929 by Levi Provencal. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Das Buch der Ritterorden und Ehrenzeichen. Geschichte, Beschreibung und Abbildungen der Insignien aller Ritterorden, Militair- und Civil-Ehrenzeichen, Medaillen etc. Nebst einer Auswahl der vorzüglichsten Costüme. Neue bis zum Jahre 1855 fortgesetzte Ausgabe.

      4, handkoloriertes Frontispiz, 422 S. u. 107 handkolorierte Taf., OLwd. m. Blind- und Goldpräg., Kanten tlw. beschabt, Deckel tlw. berieben, u. abgegriffen, Gelenke angeplatzt, Titelbl. gebräunt, tlw. min. stockfl. (meist an den Stegen erste Bl. stärker stockfl.), selten feine Anstreichungen in Bleistift die Farben sehr frisch, allg. gutes Ex. 2. erweiterte Auflage des Monumentalwerks mit den vorzüglich handkolorierten Orden und Medaillen: Gegenüber der Erstausgabe von 1848 wurden hinzugefügt die in den Jahren 1848 bis 1855 neugestifteten Ritterorden und Ehrenzeichen von: Herzogthümer Anhalt, Baiern, Belgien, Brasilien, Dänemark, Frankreich, Grossbritannien, Haïti, Hannover, Fürstenthümer Hohenzollern, Kirchenstaat, Luxemburg, Mexiko, Modena, Montenegro, Niederlande, Norwegen, Österreich, Parma, Portugal, Preussen, Russland, Sachsen, Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Spanien, Toscana und Türkei.- Carl Johann Muquardt (1813-1863) Verleger in Leipzig und in Brüssel.

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         LETTERS ON EDUCATION; addressed to a friend in the bush of Australia.

      Sydney, W. and F. Ford, 1848.. FIRST EDITION 1848, ONCE IN THE LIBRARY OF GEORGE MACKANESS. 8vo, approximately 180 x 105 mm, 7 x 4¼ inches, folding plate of a letter with some tears, repaired and strengthened by laying down on paper, tipped in errata slip present at final page, pages: vi, (2), 169, bound in contemporary morocco, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt lettered and 2 small gilt ornaments, new leather showing on hinges, marbled endpapers. One small surface scrape to upper cover, bookplate of Dr George Mackaness and another small modern name label on front pastedown, ownership blindstamp of T.M. Ramsay on initial blank, faded ownership inscription on title dated 1872, some light spotting and browning, 3 pages lightly browned all over, no loss of legibility, short repair in top margin of final page. A good copy of a rare early Australian treatise on education. Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume IV, page 172, 4717: "An attempt to assist bush mothers in the education of their children, other means of instruction being absent. One of the earliest Australian educational treatises". Dr. George Mackaness (1882 - 1968), born in Sydney, was a distinguished Australian educator, historian and bibliophile. He married Alice Symons in 1906. He trained as a teacher and spent many years as English master at Fort Street Public School, Sydney. His book "Inspirational Teaching" was widely acclaimed. He was in charge of the English Department at Sydney Technical College from 1924 to 1946. He was on the board of the Commonwealth Literary Fund, and a trustee of the Public Library of NSW. He was a longtime member of the Royal Australian Historical Society, and president in 1948-9. He wrote over 70 books and journal articles, including a life of William Bligh (1930) and Arthur Phillip (1937). Between 1935 and 1962, he edited and privately published in limited editions, a series of Australian Historical Monographs (later reprinted by Review Publications, Dubbo), consisting of valuable original research plus reprints of key but forgotten historical pamphlets. He amassed in his Drummoyne home probably the largest private collection of Australian books. This huge library was sold via three catalogues issued by Angus & Robertson in 1966. Mackaness was president of the Book Collectors Society of Australia for two years (1958-9). He was awarded the OBE in 1961 and an honorary DSc (Syd) in 1961, Wikipedia, see also the Dictionary of Australian Biography. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         Die Befestigung von Wien gegen anrükende Feind... [The Fortification of Vienna Against Opposing Enemies...]

      [Wien]: Gredruckt bei Joseph Ludwig, [1848]. First Edition. Proposal issued shortly before the Vienna Uprising of October, 1848, during which violence broke out between the laboring class of the city and the Hapsburg army as the latter was trying to leave in order to quell the Hungarian Revolution. Löve, most likely a university student at the time, proposes that Vienna would best be defended if the walls surrounding the inner city were to be dismantled (they would be irreparable if damaged by enemy bombardment) and the moat filled in for building development. Unlocated in OCLC or KVK, though noted in James E. Walsh, 1848 Austrian Revolutionary Broadsides and Pamphlets (1976), p. 143, dating the broadside to June 31, 1848. Löve issued another five or six titles listed in Walsh, one signed in type "Redacteur [I] der Studentenzeitung," (editor of the student newspaper); another "Redakteur des Stürmers" (editor of "The Strikers"). Broadside (50.75x42cm.) printed blackletter; previous folds, two corners neatly clipped not approaching text, else Very Good to Near Fine.

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         Digest of Evidence taken before Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry into the State of the Law and Practice in Respect to the Occupation of Land in Ireland.

      Dublin, Printed by Alexander Thom for Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1847 / 1848. - First Edition. Two Volumes. 21 x 13 cm. Part 1: viii, 702 pages. With three foldouts and numerous tables / illustrations in the text. / Part 2: viii, pages from 703 to 1172. With two foldouts and tables. Original dark green textured cloth. Hard cover with gilt titles on spine. Very good condition. Corners, boards and spine slightly ruubed and bumped. Spine darkened to brown. Joints started to crack in places, but binding remains sound. Some dust dulling. Mild foxing,mainly to end papers, first and last few pages. Very few pencil underlinings, otherwise internally very clean. The Devon Commission (officially 'Commission on Occupation of Land (Ireland)') was a commission that was appointed by Sir Robert Peel to research the problems with land leases. It was formed in 1843 and reported 1845. This was a positive step for the government as it made the Irish believe that reform would come soon afterwards. This was the first time that a British government had taken a step towards reforming the unfair leases. The Devon Commission was headed by William Courtney, the 10th Earl of Devon, and it reported in 1845 that the population of Ireland had exploded from 6 million people to close on 8 million people. Similarly, they concluded that the leases were unfair and were favorable to the landowners (who were usually Anglo-Irish). The majority of Irish tenants had no form of protection, they could be, and often were, summarily evicted. The Devon Commission had wide reaching consequences and though too late to prevent the famine, it did galvanize change afterwards. (Wikipedia). From the Introductory Chapter: 'The whole of that vast mass of evidence taken by the commissioners in reference to the mutual relation existing between the proprietors and occupiers of land in Ireland, is at once conclusive, painfully interesting, and the most portentous in its character. It proves that the safety of the country, and the respective interests of both those classes, call loudly for a cautious but immediate adjustment of the grave questions at issue between them'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Complete Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation.

      London: for The Navarre Society, 1848 - 445 pages p. illustrated with 74 wood engravings. With all edges gilt. Bound by Bayntum, England, inn perfect slipcase. A perfect copy Bound in fine full polished briwn calf, ribbed gilt decorated spine. Spine panels tooled with piscatorial devices, gilt lettered light and dark red morocco spine labels covers double ruled in gilt, gilt device to front cover, gilt dentelles, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The History of the decline and Fall of the Roman Empire New Edition In Eight Volumes

      London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848. Complete in 8 volumes. Tall 8vo. 9 x 5.5 inches. In full calf leather bindings, red and brown leather spine labels , raised and gilt banding and decoration to spines, gilt panelled boards and inner dentelles. Marbled edges and endpapers. In very good conditions. Volumes 1, 2, & 7 have professionally repaired bindings with original leather re-laid on top. Cloth reinforced hinges to these volumes only. Some rubbing to edges and bumps to corners, some darkening and rubbing to spines. Bookplates to endpapers "E. L. Spears." "Myers & Co., New Bond St." bookseller labels to endpapers. Neat inscription on first plain endpaper "Walter Phillimore, from A.H. Mare, 1862." Some minor offsetting from frontis plate to t=main title page, else inside pages all exceptionally clean, bright and tight throughout. Very bright clean copies. Frontis.portrait of the author and 13 maps (most fold out). Each volumes has over 400 pages, with a long general index in the last volume. The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th.century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell. Gibbon's methodology was so accurate that, to this day, little can be found to controvert his use of primary sources for evidence.

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         PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY With some of their applications to social philosophy. In Two Volumes.

      John W. parker, West Strand., London 1848 - TWO VOLUMES. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xvi + 593 + [1] pp.; Vol. II, xvi + [i] + 549 + [1] pp. Bound in original brown half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with contrasting maroon morocco title labels, gilt. Endpapers and all edges marbled. Extremities worn. Front hinge just starting to crack, Vol. I; some damp damage on lower quarter of front board with neat repair to leather, and some lower margin damp stains in early part, particularly affecting title page and contents of Vol. II. Otherwise very good copies with clean interiors. Binder's stamp of White of Pall Mall on second free endpaper. Stamps of Student Interpreters Library Pekin on title pages. A scarce set, handsomely bound. One of the best known works of the utilitarian philosopher, John Stuart Mill (1806-73), which became the standard, most widely read, economic text of its time. The work is divided into five books, production, distribution, exchange, the influence of the progress of society on production and distribution and the influence of government. A scarce set, handsomely bound. PHILOSOPHY ECONOMICS PHILOSOPHY POLITICS ECONOMICS 19TH CENTURY FIRST EDITION FINE BINDING PHILOSOPHY MacMinn, p. 69. Printing and the Mind of Man, 345.

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         Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero.

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1848 - The first edition, first issue of Thackeray's masterpiece. Octavo, bound in full red morocco by Bayntun Riviere in Cosway-style binding with a miniature portrait of Thackeray inset into the front panel, engraved frontispiece, engraved additional title, and 38 engraved plates, spine in gilt compartments, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, ivory silk doublures. The first issue, with the headline on page one in rustic type; "Mr. Pitt" on page 453; and the suppressed woodcut of Mr. Steyne on page 336. Van Duzer 231. In fine condition. An exceptional example. Vanity Fair was Thackeray's first major work and established his continued high standing among Victorian novelists. "After that book [Vanity Fair] there could be no doubt about the greatness of its writer. at last the novel of real life on the great scale has been discovered" (Saintsbury, in Grolier, English Prose Fiction, 102). "As Thackeray's masterpiece this novel has outlasted the great majority of his work. The Waterloo scenes are among the best narrative passages in an English novel. Of her type, Becky has never been bettered, and the author's famed irony still stings" (Farrow, 50). It has been the subject of numerous television and film adaptations, most recently into the 2004 film directed by Mira Nair, starring Reese Witherspoon, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Bob Haskins. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The costumes of the various tribes, portraits of ladies of rank, celebrated princes and chiefs, views of the principal fortresses and cities, and interior of the cities and temples of Afghaunistaun. From original drawings.

      London Hering 1848 - First edition. Folio (61 x 43.5 cm), title printed in red and black, additional hand-coloured lithographed title page, dedication leaf, 29 finely hand-coloured lithograph plates on 25 leaves by Robert Carrick and others after Rattray, many heightened with gum arabic, a few short marginal tears closed, occasional light toning and spotting, each lithograph with descriptive letterpress, list of subscribers, contemporary red half morocco, red morocco title label to upper cover, neat repairs to extremities, a very good copy. The finest illustrated book on Afghanistan, of great value for showing us the ways of life and customs of the country. "Rattray traveled to Afghanistan in 1841 and participated in the latter half of the First Anglo-Afghan War. The artist dedicated this collection to the Candahar Force that he belonged to and the British and Indian officers who participated in this war. In many cases, the artist's commentary, rather than being an explanation of the pictures themselves, is an explanation about the harrowing experiences of British troops in Afghanistan, which the artist faced by himself or heard from others. Characteristic features of Rattray's works are his detailed and vivid depictions of the people living in Afghanistan. In both his works and commentary, he takes great care in depicting clothing. Rattray's work also provides us with a wide range of information that is of historical and ethno-historical interest, such as the forms of worship at tombs and mosques, and the kinds of imperial rituals of the Dorranis. Even though Rattray was a soldier, he had a good command of Persian and spoke directly with local people; more than anything, he had a tireless interest in any information related to Afghanistan." (Rendering Afghanistan, Tokyo University). Abbey Travel 513; Colas 2489; Lipperheide 1497. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Scenery, Costumes and Architecture, Chiefly on the Western Side of India.

      London, Smith Elder & Co., 1830 [plates watermarked 1848]. - Large 4to (395 x 300 mm). Engraved title with hand-coloured engraved vignette, 36 hand-coloured aquatint plates by R. G. Reeve, T. Fielding, G. Hunt, C. Bentley and others after Grindlay, William Westall, Clarkson Stanfield and others. Contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards, bound by J. Wright, spine gilt with raised bands, marbled endpapers, edges gilt, rebacked with original spine laid down. Third issue of one of the "most attractive colour plate books on India" (Tooley), noted for the brilliant quality of the hand colouring. Robert Grindlay, the son of a London merchant, sailed for India at the age of seventeen in 1803. He served with the 7th Bombay Native Infantry from 1804 until 1820 and travelled widely throughout India with his regiment. His talent for recording the life and landscape of India is evident from the images in the present work and on his return to Britain he was persuaded to work on its publication. Abbey Travel II, 442. Brunet II, 1742. Colas 1333. Lipperheide 1487. Tooley 239. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. The first edition, first issue of Thackeray's masterpiece. Octavo, bound in full red morocco by Bayntun Riviere in Cosway-style binding with a miniature portrait of Thackeray inset into the front panel, engraved frontispiece, engraved additional title, and 38 engraved plates, spine in gilt compartments, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, ivory silk doublures. The first issue, with the headline on page one in rustic type; "Mr. Pitt" on page 453; and the suppressed woodcut of Mr. Steyne on page 336. Van Duzer 231. In fine condition. An exceptional example. Vanity Fair was Thackeray's first major work and established his continued high standing among Victorian novelists. "After that book [Vanity Fair] there could be no doubt about the greatness of its writer... at last the novel of real life on the great scale has been discovered" (Saintsbury, in Grolier, English Prose Fiction, 102). "As Thackeray's masterpiece this novel has outlasted the great majority of his work... The Waterloo scenes are among the best narrative passages in an English novel. Of her type, Becky has never been bettered, and the author's famed irony still stings" (Farrow, 50).

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         Double Signed Cabinet Photo as Brunnhilde

      Star German soprano (1848-1929) and voice teacher. She was in the first Bayreuth Festival in 1876, later on greatly helped popularise Wagner´s operas outside Germany. Great cabinet photo double signed by her (on front and verso), showing her as Brunnhilde in Die Walkure, one of her most celebrated roles, dated by her in 1896. In excellent condition, 4.25 x 7 inches

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         Complete Set of the Christmas Books: (1) A Christmas Carol, in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (Eleventh Edition); (2) The Chimes (Second Edition, 1845); (3) The Cricket on the Hearth (Second edition, 1846); (4) The Battle of Life (First Edition 1846) (5) The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time, ( First Edition 1848)

      London, 1848. The First Two titles issued by Chapman & Hall, the last three issued by Bradbury & Evans. The Christmas Carol with hand-colored frontispiece, 3 full-page hand-colored plates, illustrations in the text; other titles with frontispiece, engraved title, and illustrations in the text. 5 vols. 12mo. Bound in full red polished calf, gilt spine, contrasting green and black labels, a.e.g., by Bayntin Binders, Bath. In slipcase. The First Two titles issued by Chapman & Hall, the last three issued by Bradbury & Evans. The Christmas Carol with hand-colored frontispiece, 3 full-page hand-colored plates, illustrations in the text; other titles with frontispiece, engraved title, and illustrations in the text. 5 vols. 12mo.

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        Die Akademie. Philosophisches Taschenbuch. Erster Band (= all published).

      Leipzig, Verlagsbureau / Arnold Ruge, 1848. - 8vo. (2), 340, (2) pp. Contemp. marbled boards with ms. spine label. First edition of this collection; extremely rare. "The 'Academy' offers a critique of our contemporary spiritual development and seeks to advance in general, in writing and aesthetically the conditions of science, art, and political life" (Ruge). In his first essay, Ruge pronounces: "The religion of our time seeks man himself and the realization of his nature." This is followed by his correspondence with the Brussels politician Von Kolldorf about "The Religion of Freedom and Poetry". In his political letter to the Germans "What will come of it?" Ruge professes himself a revolutionary even before the revolution and celebrates the outbreak of the February Revolution in France. His "Final Presentation against Censorship Courts and Censorship in Germany" is an apology of his book "The Political Poets of Our Time", appending the ban issued by the Prussian High Court of Censorship on 1 February 1848. In his thirteen "Politican Theses", written under the impression of the February Revolution, Ruge formulates the main features of his humanistic ideal of the state. "The influence of his study of English constitutional theory and political life is obvious" (cf. W. Neher). - In 1824, while still a student of classics, the German politician and writer Arnold Ruge (1802-80) was sentenced to 14 years of incarceration for his activity in the liberal and nationalistic student unions. He served six years, using the time to study. After his release he qualified as a university teacher for the aesthetics of Plato. From 1838 onwards he edited the "Halle Yearsbooks for German Science and Art" which soon became the theoretical publication of the Hegelian Left; collaborators included David Friedrich Strauß and Ludwig Feuerbach. In 1843 Ruge fled to Paris from the German censorship, there editing with Karl Marx the "German-French Yearbooks". A bourgeois-radical democrat, he parted ways with Marx when the latter embraced communism, returning to Germany in 1846. After the failed revolution he escaped to England, settling in Brighton in 1850. - Slight foxing, but very well preserved altogether. Krieg, MNE I, 8. Not in Stammhammer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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