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         Mémoires d'archéologie comparée asiatique, grecque et étrusque. Premier mémoire. Sur l'Hercule assyrien et phénicien considéré dans ses rapports avec l'Hercule grec, principalement à l'aide des monuments figurés.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale 1848 - in-4, [4]-404 pp., avec 9 planches gravées au trait "in fine" (dont deux en couleurs), demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné de filets et pointillés dorés, pièces de titre bouteille, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. Chronologiquement, ce "premier" mémoire succède au "second" qui était paru dès 1846. Consécutivement au renvoi de Raoul-Rochette de la Bibliothèque Nationale pour faute d'orléanisme, il n'y eut pas d'autre livraison dans cette collection. Tentative précoce de mythologie comparée plus que d'archéologie à proprement parler, cette monographie assimile des figures divines assez hétérogènes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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         Wuthering Heights (First American Edition)

      Harper & Brothers 1848 - A true collectors piece. First american edition of this iconic novel. Emily Bronte died the following year after its release and Charlotte Bronte went on to make some editing changes to further editions. There is only a handful of this edition available and this one is in good shape still. The wrong author is credited as "By the author of Jane Eyre" and it wasn't until later that the real author was credited as opposed to her sister. This copy shows some sign of wear from aging. Spine has 1 inch tear at the bottom with a small hole near the top. The gold gilt design on the spine is still evident with minor fading. Fading to the covers with design still evident. Binding is still good and tight. End papers show spotting from aging and moisture damage. Some slight foxing to the last 100 pages. Still a great tight copy in its original cloth. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno domini.New York, The Knickerbocker Press, 1897. 7 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary tanned sheepskin.

      Not in Sabin. First edition of Fernow's revised translation into English of the original Dutch manuscript minutes of the court in New Amsterdam. They are the earliest Dutch manuscript records from the area now known as New York City. At the beginning of the 19th century volume 1 was translated by Westbrook, the remaining volumes were translated by E.B. O'Callaghan in 1848. For the present edition Berthold Fernow (1837-1908), editor and writer of several other historical works and articles, made a completely new translation of volume 1 and revised the other volumes. The bindings are rubbed, but otherwise good. Some occasional spots throughout, but otherwise in very good condition, wholly untrimmed and partly unopened.

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         1848 1ed Voyages of HMS Samarang China Singapore Korea Illustrated Asia Japan

      London : Reeve, Benham and Reeve, 1848. First edition. - 1848 1ed Voyages of HMS Samarang China Singapore Korea Illustrated Asia Japan Sir Edward Belcher (1799-1877) was a British naval officer who served as surveyor on several long voyages in the Atlantic and Pacific on the HMS Samarang. Published in 1848, this first edition, two-volume account, interspersed with charts and illustrations, appealed to Victorian readers' enthusiasm for books on exploration, natural history, ethnology and adventure. In the second volume, Belcher recounts dramatic episodes on his return journey to England from Japan via Hong Kong and Mauritius. This volume incorporates commentary on flora and fauna provided by the ship's surgeon, Arthur Adams, in which readers are introduced to spectacular species of spiders, fish and snakes. This volume also provides bizarre descriptions of shrunken heads! It also includes a 30-page vocabulary chart, introduced by Ernest Adams, listing English words and their equivalents in Spanish and ten Asian languages. According to Charmier, “These volumes give the official and authorized account of the surveying voyage of the Samarang in the Eastern Archipelago and Northern Seas of China and Japan. Besides much geographical and practical information, Capt. Belcher’s Narrative contains a close and mature view of the ministers and monarchs of those distant regions. Quelpart and the Korean Archipelago are new ground.” (Charmier, xxix) Item number: #1481 Price: $1950 BELCHER, Edward Narrative of the Voyage of HMS Samarang, during the Years 1843-46 : Employed Surveying the Islands of the Eastern Archipelago. London : Reeve, Benham and Reeve, 1848. First edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 2 volumes: Vol. I: [xxxix], 358 Vol. II: 573 Illustrated with 35 plates (w/ 2 folding maps) • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Abbey, Travel 528; Hill 105; Chamier, (ads of) Review of French Rev, xxix. Hill: "The determination of the British government to survey the approaches to ports laid open by the new treaty with China led to this expedition. Extensive accounts are given of Singapore, Borneo, Hong Kong, Macao, the Philippine Islands, Celebes, the Moluccas, Formosa, the Ryukyu Islands, Quelpert Island of Korea, and Japan" • Language: English • Size: ~8.75in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1481 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. 3 vols.

      T.C. Newby. 1848 - FIRST EDITION. Vol. I bound without half title; not issued in vols II & III; small paper repairs to pp1-2 vol. I, affecting 2 words; pp 13-14, 297-8, 360-366, vol. II. Handsomely bound in later half dark blue calf, spines with raised bands & devices in gilt, maroon morocco labels. An attractive set. Smith p.88. Anne Brontë's scarce second novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a stark portrayal of society and manners in the middle of the 19th century. It tackles violence, alcoholism, the subjugation of women, and domestic abuse; subjects that proved shocking and fascinating to its Victorian audience in equal measure. A phenomenal success, the first edition sold out in under six weeks, the first one-volume edition appearing the following year. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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         The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the use of young people [by William Charles Macready].

      Printed for private circulation by Bradbury and Evans. 1848 - Contemp. full dark green morocco, spine with blind-stamped compartments, blind & gilt borders, gilt dentelles; sl. rubbed, small mark on front board. a.e.g. An attractive well-preserved association copy. A brief note, dated 1877, on the initial blank indicates the provenance of this volume. It was first presented to Mrs Charles Dickens by the editor, William Macready, and then in turn given by her to the writer and critic Edward Dutton Cook, who probably wrote the note. Dutton Cook, 1829-83, was a friend of the Dickens, and was introduced to his wife Linda Scates while on a visit to the Dickens family home in 1873. Working initially in a railway office, Dutton Cook went on to become a respected theatre critic for the Pall Mall Gazette and The World newspaper. He was the author of several novels, and early in his career had worked as an engraver for Punch magazine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Egypt's Place in Universal History

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1848 - London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. Leather bound. Five volumes. Octavo. First Edition. Egypt's Place in Universal History, illustration contain fold-out maps digram and chart, great sphinx, ancient ruins. Bound in three quarter red morocco between marble boards, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      London, 28. IV. 1848. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An den namentlich nicht genannten Leipziger Verleger Hermann Härtel (1803-75), geschrieben während ihres Aufenthalts in London 1848/49, wo sie sich in Frédéric Chopin verlieben sollte. Zuvor hatte sie jedoch eine innige Freundschaft, vielleicht sogar Liebesbeziehung mit Mendelssohn Bartholdy verbunden, der im November 1847 in Leipzig verstorben war. Der Brief handelt von ihrem tiefen Schmerz über diesen Verlust. Härtel hatte ihr offenbar Noten einiger Lieder Mendelssohns zugeschickt: "[ ] Die Art von Genuß welche ich von den Liedern täglich erfahre, läßt sich nicht beschreiben! Bei mir ist [der] Schmerz über den gräßlichen Verlust noch heute eben so frisch als de[m] ersten Tag[,] und ich weiß es mit Bestimmtheit, es wird ewig so bleiben: d. h. ewig auf der Erde! Ich kann es immer unmöglich fassen daß er fort ist, daß ich ihn nie mehr sehen werde! Aber er war nach meinem Gefühl viel zu [r]ein und gut für die Welt. - Ich glaubte immer, und war darüber glückseelig [sic] daß Madame Mendelssohn die Einzige Frau war in der Welt die würdig war so einen Mann zu besitzen und dies Vertrauen zeigt sie sich auch vollkommen würdig so gut nach dem Tod ihres Mannes [ ]". - Geringe Knitter- und Faltspuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846. Containing a Narrative of Personal Adventures, during a Tour of Nine Months throught the Desert, amongst the Touaricks and other Tribes of Saharan People; including a Description of the Oases and Cities of Ghat, Ghadames, and Mourzuk.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1848 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green morocco-grain cloth, titles to spines gilt, decorative frame to boards in blind, vignette of Richardson on a camel gilt to front boards and in blind to rear, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers, fore edges untrimmed. From the collection of Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914), British Arabist and colonial officer, with his widow's bequest plate to Bath Public Library dated 1920 to the front pastedowns, and associated manuscript shelf-marks and blindstamps to the text as usual. Lightly rubbed, spines and top portion of vol. 2 front board sunned, tips slightly bumped and worn, cockling to vol. 1 rear board and commensurate damp-staining to rear pastedown, inner hinges expertly repaired, vol. 1 title page slightly marked, sigs. U1-4 clumsily opened along top edge, the text unaffected, 2 short closed tears to folding map, at stub and to bottom edge of one fold, both to minimal effect on image, otherwise the contents with only a few trivial spots or marks. A very good copy. Engraved frontispieces, one similar plate, 24 wood-engravings in text, engraved folding map. First edition. James Richardson (1806-1851), English explorer and abolitionist, joined a Sahara-bound expedition leaving Tripoli in 1845, hoping to "gather information on the legitimate and slave trades in the interior and in the (unfulfilled) expectation that he would be made vice-consul at Ghadames, a strategically important market town. From Ghadames he travelled to Ghat, a very important slave market, but there was forced by ill health and lack of equipment to turn back, travelling via Fezzan and reaching England in 1846" (ODNB). His account includes descriptions of the major cities in the Fezzan region, trade routes and oases, as well as the culture, religion, and traditions of the Tuaregs. Richardson also frequently refers to the trans-Saharan slave trade and the position of slaves in local Tuareg communities. The Royal Geographical Society reviewed Richardson's Travels favourably upon publication: "These volumes are useful contributions to our knowledge of the interior of the imperfectly known regions of Northern Africa; and they describe some hundreds of miles of desert routes over which no Europeans had previously passed, as well as several of the cities of the Desert, of which we had not before received accounts from European visitors" (JRGS, vol. 18, p. lix). "Richardson's contributions to both the anti-slavery campaign and to African exploration in the nineteenth century have been most unjustifiably neglected. Though his own time in Africa was limited, it was in considerable part due to him that the slave trade in the area was fought with such tenacity and some success" (ODNB). Copies of this book are also encountered in a "prize binding" with less elaborate panelling to sides, allowing space for a gilt school crest, in place of the attractive camel vignettes seen here. Embacher p. 247; Gay 1530; Hess & Coger 5679; Howgego II R13; Playfair 219. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Mexican-American War]: Autograph Letter Signed

      City of Mexico 1848 - Both sides of a single quarto leaf. Measuring 8" x 10.25". Neatly torn from a bifolium, probably by the writer, old folds from mailing, and a very small, faint stain, else just about fine. A neat and easy to read letter from Col. Zeigler to an unnamed attorney representing the sister of Corporal William Eurich, who was killed during the Siege of Puebla in September 1847. Zeigler responds in detail to the attorney's request to know of Eurich's personal effects and property, and gives a summary of his pay as both a private and corporal, of his clothing and shoe money due, as well as the "Value of Land" - presumably a land bounty due to the soldiers, which was by far the largest sum due his survivors at $100. Aside from retaining some small personal effects which he intended to deliver to her personally upon his return, he ends with a message to Eurich's sister Cassandra: "Assure her that I or any of the 'Yorkers' here in Mexico can render her any comfort of assistance that we will cheerfully do so. We all sympathize with her deeply in the loss of her only brother." Zeigler joined the Monroe Guards, a Philadelphia Regiment as a Sargeant, along with eight other York residents including Eurich. He eventually headed the Second Pennsylvania Regiment. Eurich seems to have been the only one of the group who died in combat, although three others died of sickness. A nicely poignant memoir of a slain soldier from the Mexican War. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         DOMBEY And SON

      Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia 1848 - viii, [9] - 320 pp. Novel text in double column. Illustrated with a dual frontis, title page vignette & 6 inserted engravings, per Smith p. 251. 8vo. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG (age-toning to plates). Modern brown quarter calf binding with complementary marble paper boards. New eps 1st edition thus. Cf Smith, pp. 250 - 251. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("L Bucher").

      Lützowstraße 39, 12. IV. o. J. - 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. An ein namentlich nicht genanntes Fräulein über einen Besuch bei ihr: "[.] Indessen fürchte ich, Sie durch einen so frühen Besuch in die Seelenstimmung zu versetzen, die der Onkel Schulz mit mehr Kraft als Eleganz des Ausdrucks 'die reine Kratzbürste' zu nennen pflegte. Ich werde also morgen, Montag, zwischen 8 und 9 des Abends kommen [.]". - Lothar Bucher war Abgeordneter des linken Zentrums in der preußischen Nationalversammlung (1848) und der Zweiten Kammer (1849). "Wegen seiner Mitwirkung am Steuerverweigerungsbeschluß als einziger zu Gefängnis verurteilt, floh er 1850 nach London, wo er bis zu seiner Amnestierung 1861 als Korrespondent der 'Nationalzeitung' lebte. Von Bismarck 1864 ins Auswärtige Amt berufen, war er bis 1886 - seit 1865 Legationsrat, seit 1872 Geheimrat - einer seiner engsten Mitarbeiter. Bucher vermittelte Bismarcks Kontakt zu Lassalle (dessen Testamentsvollstrecker er war), übernahm mehrmals diplomatische Sonderaufgaben und zeichnete sich vor allem bei der Abfassung wichtiger Schriftstücke aus. Er folgte Bismarck in den Ruhestand und hatte großen Anteil an der Niederschrift von dessen 'Erinnerung und Gedanke'" (DBE). - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. MEGA III/4, 48, 74, 81, 191, 195, 196.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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         Dalmatia and Montenegro: with a journey to Mostar in Herzegovina, and remarks on the Slavonic nations; the history of Dalmatia and Ragusa; The Uscocs; &c. &c.

      London John Murray 1848 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xii, 564; viii, 454pp., 16pp. adverts, 2 lithograph frontispieces (1 folding), 5 lithograph plates (1 folding), 6 full-page wood-engraved plates, folding map, 2 folding pedigrees, illustrations in text, original brown blindstamped cloth gilt, spines pictorial gilt, small amount of foxing around both frontispieces, spines slightly faded and small split on back hinge of vol II. An excellent set. This work by explorer and Egyptologist Wilkinson, contains valuable notes on the manners, traditions, and condition of the people visited, as well as carefully compiled historical notices, and gives an accurate history of the Paulician heresy, as well as other valuable digressions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Dalmatia and Montenegro:

      London: John Murray,, 1848. with a journey to Mostar in Herzegovina, and remarks on the Slavonic nations; the history of Dalmatia and Ragusa; the Uscocs; &c. &c. 2 volumes, octavo (216 x 133 mm). Late 19th-century full polished calf by Bedford, richly gilt spines, red and green morocco twin labels, gilt French fillet border on sides, corner rosettes, all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. 7 tinted lithograph plates (2 folding) by Hullmandel & Walton after Gardner Wilkinson, 7 wood-engraved plates, wood-engravings in the text, folding engraved map, 2 folding letterpress genealogical tables. Contemporary engraved armorial roundel bookplate of Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, 10th baronet (1829-1900), of the Edwardes baronetcy of Shrewsbury (whose "choice and valuable library" was auctioned at Christie's, May 1901). Scattered foxing to plates. An excellent copy. First edition, a beautifully bound set of this handsomely illustrated work. Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875) is better known as "the father of British Egyptology". His trip through south-eastern Europe in 1844 has been described by his biographer, Jason Thompson, as "a good travelogue, equal to some of the best of that popular nineteenth-century genre. He took a wealth of supplementary information and skilfully wove it onto the narrative warp of his journey. He also attached numerous historical digressions without losing his narrative thread. Some of these are quite good, especially the one about the Paulician heresy … Commercial and political information abounds, including some observations of a specifically strategic nature. The finished product … was, therefore, an important contribution to understanding a part of Europe that was being viewed with increasing speculation and apprehension. That is clear from the fact that the book was promptly translated into German. Because of its rich social and historical detail, it has been an important source for succeeding generations of scholars" (Sir Gardner Wilkinson and His Circle, 1992, p. 178).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Handboek van den Nederlandschen adel.

      's-Gravenhage, [H.C. Susan], 1848. 2 volumes. 4o. Half leather, volume 2 front cover loose, one spine broken. Inside in very good condition. Text volume 6+200 pag., plates volume ca. 500 hand coloured engraved coats-of-arms of Dutch nobiliy. First and only edition of this heraldic handbook by L.A. van Weleveld, civil servant at the Hoogen Raad van Adel and publisher of Nederlandsch Algemeen Wapenboek. H160

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         Aus den Papieren eines Spatzen. 2 Bl., 84 S. Illustr. Orig.-Broschur in moderner Halbleinen-Kassette.

      Berlin, Arnim'scher Verlag, 1848. - Erste Ausgabe dieser reizenden Erzählung, sehr selten. Gisela v. Arnim war Achims und Bettinas jüngste Tochter, seit 1859 verheiratet mit Hermann Grimm. Diese "wirklichkeitsmärchenhafte" Erzählung ist ein bedeutendes Zeugnis jugendlichen Schreibens unter dem Einfluss der biedermeierlichen Gesellschaft und Kultur im Berlin des Vormärz. Aus dem Umkreis der Volks- und Kunstmärchen, der ihr sehr vertrauten Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm und der Literatur der Romantik übernahm sie verschiedene Motive und Figuren und variierte sie nach eigener Fantasie – hier z. B. nach E.T.A. Hoffmanns 'Lebensansichten des Katers Murr' (nach Doderer in LKJL). "Ich glaube, daß die Litteraturgeschichte einst ihre Bedeutung anerkennen wird" (Goedeke). – Die hübsche, überbordende Umschlaglithographie mit dem schreibenden Spatzen ausnahmsweise in vollständiger Darstellung, da das Exemplar unbeschnitten im Originalzustand vorliegt. – Umschlag mit Randläsuren. Gebrauchsspuren, sonst gutes Exemplar. – Goed. VI 88, 2; Seebaß I 81; LKJL I, S 65. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         L'ESPAGNE Pittoresque, Artistique et Monumentale. M?urs, Usages et Costumes.

      Librairie Ethnographique 1848 - Grand in-8 de 2 ff.n.ch. 392 pp. 1 f.n.ch., demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches dorées. Edition originale (Vicaire II, p. 1074 - Carteret III, 222 - Colas 769). Ouvrage orné d'un frontispice gravé, représentant la Reine Isabelle, de 24 vues gravées, de 25 planches coloriées, représentant divers costumes régionaux et de nombreuses illustrations dans le texte par Célestin Nanteuil. Bel exemplaire malgré des rousseurs éparses. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Voyage autour du monde

      Furne et Cie 1848 - - Furne et Cie, Paris 1848, In-8 (17,5 x27cm), 550pp. et 542pp., 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - Nouvelle édition, illustré de 2 frontispices, 43 planches hors-texte gravées sur acier par Rouargue sous serpentes, 2 cartes dépliantes dont 1 très grande en couleurs. Reliures en demi chagrin brun d'époque. Dos à faux-nerfs orné de caissons dorés et à froid. Titre doré. Dos légèrement éclaircis. Traces de frottements sur les plats. Rousseurs éparses sur un papier demeuré blanc. Autrement bel exemplaire. Synthèse de tous les grands voyages et découvertes maritimes par les navigateurs et explorateurs. Voyage de Durmont d'Urville. L'ouvrage procède par pays : Japon, Chine, Amérique, Madagascar, Ceylan. Un classique de la littérature de voyages et une anthologie appréciée pour son illustration. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition, illustrated with 2 frontispieces, 43 boards hors-texte engraved on steel by Rouargue under serpentes, 2 folding cards including 1 very large in colors. Bindings in half chagrin brown vintage. Back with faux-nerves decorated with golden and cold caissons. Title gold. Lightly lightened back. Traces of friction on the boards. Foxing scattered on a paper that remained white. Otherwise fine. Synthesis of all the great voyages and maritime discoveries by the navigators and explorers. Travel from Durmont d'Urville. The book proceeds by country: Japan, China, America, Madagascar, Ceylon . A classic of the literature of voyages and an anthology appreciated for its illustration. 550pp. et 542pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Rivoluzione e controrivoluzione o il 1848 in Germania

      FELTRINELLI EDITORE, 1848. ITALIANO 0,15 Libriccino brossurato in cartoncino flessibile. Pagine in buono stato con bruniture, così ai tagli. Prefazione di Benedetto Croce. Appendice di Carlo Kautsky. Ristampa anastatica dell' edizione Di Luigi Mongini del 1899, i Roma. Del presente volume non è specificato l' anno di edizione. USATO

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         Large collection of more than 400 glass positives.

      Probably Scandinavia, early 20th century. - More than 400 glass slides depicting various motifs of coal mining, chemical processes, astronomy and topographical motifs from Asia, Africa, China, Europe and America. Housed in original wooden boxes. Includes 2 original projectors and 1 camera. Remarkable, encompassing collection of turn-of-the-century Magic Lantern slides. Several of the slides show cavalry horses: the "Krigen, 1848-1864" set includes (no. 45) an equestrian portrait of General Bülow, victor of the 1849 Battle of Fredericia, painted by Aug. Jerndorff; (no. 29) Friedrich von Schleppegrell riding at the battle of Isted; (no. 26) General Krogh on horseback (all V. Richter, Kopenhagen); no. 20. captioned "Pferdeablieferung" (horse delivery). A box lebelled "København" includes: (no. 21) Brandmajoren rykker ud; (no. 20) a fire at the time of Frederik VI. Other slides show workhorses in Denmark and Sweden during haying-time or spreading manure, as well as works of the Danish painter Otto Bache: the Coronation of Christian IV in 1596; the conspirators escaping from Finderup on horseback after having murdered Eric V of Denmark. The collection also contains copies of paintings by various artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Rembrandt. Among the remaining slides, we find astronomic illustrations and pictures of observatories (Greenwich, Delhi, Potsdam, etc.); as well as numerous photographs and paintings of landscapes, people and architecture in Africa, Asia, Europe, China and America.

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         The History of the Deline and Full of the Roman Empire [ Complete in 8 Volumes ]

      London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. Complete in 8 volumes. Books measure 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 2 folding maps. Rugby School crest on each top board, inscribed in gilt on bottom board of volume 1, '' William Ellerker Hart Honoris Causa ''.Bound in full period calf, raised bands, ornate gilt tooling, leather title labels, gilt rule lines, full marble edges, marble endpapers. Calf lightly rubbed, some abrasion or scuff marking with slight wear loss on some edges, short split on 1 hinge joint. Generally bindings are showing signs of age wear, but in very nice condition. Internally, some light offsetting or spotting, short closed tear on 1 map. Pages in good clean ciondition throughout. A nice set, in attractive period bindings. . New Edition. Full Period Calf. 8vo.

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         Principles of political economy with some of their applications to social philosophy.

      London: John W. Parker 1848 - Two vols. in four, 8vo., xvi + 278 and 279-593 + (1) and xv + (1) + 239 + (1) and 241-549 + (1)pp., interleaved throughout with occasional pencilled emphasis marks and annotations in the text and on the interleaves, the set bound in mid-19th century brown half morocco over marbled boards, spines fully gilt with raised bands and labels by Bowron. A fine and handsome set with the armorial Stoneleigh Abbey> bookplate in each volume, its early owner therefore being either Chandos Leigh, 1st Baron Leigh> (1791-1850), the poet and literary patron, or his eldest son, William Henry Leigh.> First edition. The fine Stoneleigh Abbey copy of a classic text in economic thought. Until the publication in 1890 of Marshall's Principles> Mill's was 'the leading economic textbook of the English-speaking world. It drew its enormous appeal from its extensive coverage of contemporary economic issues, from its judicious blending of economic analysis and historical illustrations, from its masterful synthesis of Ricardian doctrine with many of the qualifications introduced by Ricardo's critics, from its radical tone contained within an orthodox framework, from its elegant style, and from the reputation of Mill as a logician, philosopher, political theorist and belle lettrist.> Here was no mere economist but a leading Benthamite, a 'saint of liberalism', and a figure that towered over the intellectuals of his time in almost every area of debate'. [Blaug, Great economists before Keynes,> p.164]. Jose Harris (Mill's biographer in ODNB>) observes that 'from the moment of publication, Mill's Principles> was hailed as a classic'. Eric Roll (History of economic thought,> p.353) notes fulsomely that Mill's Principles> was 'the undisputed bible of economic doctrine'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Travels in the Great Desert of Saharain the Years of 1845 and 1846. Containing a Narrative of Personal Adventures, during a Tour of Nine Months through the Desert, amongst the Touaricks and other Tribes of Saharan People; including a description of the Oases and Cities of Ghat, Ghadames, and Mourzuk.

      1848 - First edition. 2 vols. Folding map and frontispieces (these a littlestained) 8vo. Modern half calf, d xxxii, 440; xii, 482, [2]ads.pp. London, Richard Bentley, Richardson's principal objective on this and his other two expeditions was to discover the state of, and the remedy to, the African Slave-Trade, which he considered to be attributable in the main to European raiders. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         BARCLAY'S UNIVERSAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY,NEWLY REVISED BY HENRY W DEWHURST.

      Engraved frontispiece,title page vignette,4portraits 54 county maps & plans by Thomas Moule and 3 additional plates Quarto xxxiii.l-960pp. Full contemporary calf with marbled endpapers. An earlier edition by Woodward dated 1848 with 45 County Maps & Plans by Moule plus 22 world maps with outline colour plus other plates and portraits is available as a breaker at half this price - details on request

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         Du Cathétérisme Oesophagien Chez Les Aliénés (Précieux Exemplaire De René Sémelaigne)

      Rignoux 1848 - In-4° broché sous couverture d'attente moderne rempliée, 4 ff.n.ch. et pp. [9] à 60. Semelaigne II, p. 69 - Il s'agit de l'exemplaire personnel de Sémelaigne avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque sur la page de titre. Magnifique exemplaire en impression de thèse de la Faculté à grandes marges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER

      - HOFFMANN,HEINRICH. ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures for Little Children. Leipsic: Friedruch Volckmar, 1848. 4to, original decorative boards with vignette on rear cover, 24p., recased with new spine, old endapers, tear on title page repaired, some soiling throughout, paper on cover is worn off on corners and edges, overall a Very Good copy. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF THIS FAMOUS CHILDREN'S BOOK that is still in print today. Taken from the 6th German edition. Printed on rectos only, each leaf is hand-colored showing the fate of these now famous naughty children. Originally published in Germany in 1845 as Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder, with only 15 pages, the book was expanded and renamed Struwwelpeter in 1847. As an early example of planned obsolescence, Hoffmann reportedly instructed his publishers to issue the book in strong boards but with a frail paper spine in the hope that children would quickly read the book to pieces; their parents would be forced to buy another copy. This accounts for the unbelievable rarity of both the first German and first English editions. PML 131. Amongst the rarest of all children's books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Newton's Principia / [__FIRST__AMERICAN__EDITION__] / The / Mathematical Principles / Of / Natural Philosophy /./ Translated Into English By Andrew Motte / To Which Is Added / Newton's System Of The World

      Daniel Adee; NY; 581 pp.; ; Good; 1846/1848 - Cohen=1 Wallis=26______"The Principia is generally described as the greatest work in the history of science._____ Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler had certainly shown the wway; but where they described the phenomena they observed, Newton explained the underlying universal laws. _____ The "Principia" provided the great synthesis of the cosmos, proving finally its physical unity._____ Newton showed that the important and dramatic aspects of nature that were subject to the universal law of gravitation could be explained, in mathematical._____terms, within a single physical theory ._____It was this grand conception that produced a general revolution in human thought ._____Newton's principles and methods still remain essential for many scientific problems . he is generally regarded as one of the._____greatest mathematicians of all time and the founder of mathematical physics." --Carter & Muir; Printing and the Mind of Man #161. _____ The correct first American edition, copyrighted in 1846 but not actually issued until 1848. _____ This copy has all of the points of Cohen #1._____ 1. Title page dated 1848._____ 2. Publisher's address as "107 Fulton Street"._____ 3. Frontispiece bust portrait credited as "New York, Daniel Adee, 1848.". _____ Bound in antique, and probably contemporary, full leather with leather spine label. _____ That leather is well worn with skinned patches to the rear cover._____Both hinges are splitting. _____ There is a dampline to the front endpapers, frontispiece and title page. _____ Housed in a custom made, archival quality clamshell case.___All in all an unsophisticated example of a cornerstorne work of science and philosophy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         WUTHERING HEIGHTS: A Novel. By the Author of "Jane Eyre."

      Coolidge & Wiley, Publishers, 12 Water Street, New York 1848 - 112 pp. Text double column. 8vo. Rare 1848 US edition of this classic, with OCLC showing only two holding institutions: Yale & AAS. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+ (small discrete paper repair to title leaf left margin, next to gutter/edge offset to the terminal leaves/1923 pencil poi to rear blank). Modern deep burgundy quarter calf binding with complementary marble paper boards. Black leather spine labels. New eps [with period bookseller ticket ("J. I. Williams, Bookseller, Worcester, Mass") reaffixed to ffep] 1st US Edition thus, i.e., by this publisher (Smith, pp 76 - 79). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         WUTHERING HEIGHTS: A Novel By the Author of "Jane Eyre "

      New York: Coolidge & Wiley, Publishers, 12 Water Street, 1848. 1st US Edition thus, i.e., by this publisher (Smith, pp 76 - 79). Modern deep burgundy quarter calf binding with complementary marble paper boards. Black leather spine labels. New eps [with period bookseller ticket ("J. I. Williams, Bookseller, Worcester, Mass") reaffixed to ffep]. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+ (small discrete paper repair to title leaf left margin, next to gutter/edge offset to the terminal leaves/1923 pencil poi to rear blank).. 112 pp. Text double column. 8vo. Rare 1848 US edition of this classic, with OCLC showing only two holding institutions: Yale & AAS.

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         The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1848. A fancy for Christmas-Time. Octavo. Original red vertical-ribbed cloth, titles and decoration to spine and front cover in gilt, elaborate frame stamped in blind to covers, yellow coated endpapers, gilt edges. Frontispiece, engraved title page, and 15 illustrations in the text. Manchester bookseller's blindstamp to front free endpaper. Contemporary Christmas gift inscription (on title page) of John Pickersgill (Manchester) to his daughter Hannah. Spine gently rolled, light soiling to covers; a very good, bright copy. First edition. The Haunted Man is the fifth and final Christmas book by Dickens.

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         Geschichte der Wasserkirche und der Stadtbibliothek in Zürich.

      Zürich, Orell, Füssli und Comp. 1848 - 4°, 136 S., 7 handkolorierte Tafeln in Aquatinta (davon 1 als Frontispiz), Ldr. m. goldgepr. Decken u. Kanten, Rundum-Goldschnitt, seidenkaschierten Vs., Lesebändchen, Rücken etw. aufgehellt, etw. berieben u. fleckig, Kanten tlw. min. berieben, tlw. schwach stockfl., erste Bl. min. fingerfleckig, 1 Taf. etw. gebräunt ; gutes Ex. EA. Prachtausgabe, auf vord. Vorsatz in Goldprägung dediziert («Herrn Dr. phil. Fritz Staub in Anerkennung seiner Verdienst gewidmet vom Convente der Stadtbibliothek Zürich») (d. i. wohl «Friedrich Staub, 1826 - 1896 [.] 1862 Gründer des Vereins für das Schweizerdt. Wörterbuch und bis 1896 Redaktor und massgebl. Leiter des "Schweiz. Idiotikons" in Zürich, 1871-87 Bibliothekar an der Stadtbibliothek Zürich. 1891 Initiant der Schweiz. Landesbibliothek; HLS). Die prächtig handkolorierten Tafeln zeigen zweimal Ansichten der Wasserkirche vom gegenüberliegenden Limmatufer aus gesehen (in neuerer und in älterer Zeit), sowie fünfmal Innenansichten. Der Text beschreibt «Die Wasserkirche nach ihren drei Hauptperioden»: «I. Kirchliche Periode» (10. Jh. - 1630); «II. Merkantilistische Periode» (1524 - 1630); «III Literarische Periode» (1631 - 1847). 1100 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - ZürichGeschichte - allgemeinBuchwesen - Bibliothekswesen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         JANE EYRE An Autobiography ; Edited by Currer Bell

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 82 Cliff Street, 1848. 1st US Edition (Smith, pp 41 - 45). Modern deep blue quarter calf binding with complementary marble paper boards. Deep maroon leather spine labels. New eps. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+ (small spot under t.p. author name/light age-toning to paper).. 174 pp. No advert, p. 174. Text double column. 8vo.

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         Dombey and Son

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. Book measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. First edition, first issue, meeting Eckel points, lacking half title. Collation, engraved frontis, engraved title, printed title, xvi, 624pp, 40 plates, as index, 8 line errata. Bound in period or early quater calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt tooing, coloured edges, marble endpapers. At some time, [ not recently ], the binding has been restored. Showing some signs of wear, marble pattern on boards, rubbed. Generally a nice clean firm binding. Internally, plates are clean, [ possibly washed ]. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice copy, in a period or early binding.. First Edition. Very Good. 8vo.

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         Eigenh. Brief mit Namenszug in der Eingangszeile.

      O. O., 28. II. 1848. - 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An Reverend Cuthbert: "Mr. Cobden presents his compliments to Dr. Cuthbert + begs to thank him for his note of yesterday - Me + Mrs. Cobden having been engaged to go into the country were prevented from availing themselves of the opportunity of attending divine service at Dr. Cuthberts house [.]". - Kleinere Faltspuren; das Kuvert mit kleinen Ausrissen durch Siegelbruch (dieses größtenteils erhalten). MEGA III/3, 34, 35 ,43; III/4, 33, 109, 402; III/6, 96, 119,120.

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         Ether and chloroform: Their discovery and physiological effects

      Boston: David Clapp, 1848. Bigelow, Henry Jacob (1818-90). Ether and chloroform; their discovery and physiological effects. [2], 27, [1], 18pp. Boston: David Clapp, 1848. 241 x 151 mm. Original printed wrappers, extremities a bit worn; boxed. Very fine. First Separate Edition of two papers by Bigelow originally published in journals: "Etherization-A compendium of its history, surgical use, dangers, and discovery" (Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, April 19 & 26, 1848) and "Anaesthetic agents, their mode of exhibition and physiological effects" (Transactions of the American Medical Association 1 [1848]). Bigelow was present at W. T. G. Morton's famous first public demonstration of ether anesthesia on 16 October 1846 at Massachusetts General Hospital; his initial account of the operation, published in November 1846, and his subsequent advocacy of ether as a surgical anesthetic did much to assure the adoption of anesthesia throughout the world. Bigelow took Morton's side in the "ether controversy" between Morton and Charles Jackson over who deserved credit for discovering sulfuric ether's anesthetic properties; the present work supports Morton's priority claim. Garrison-Morton.com 5730. Wolfe, Tarnished Idol, p. 186.

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         Wuthering Heights

      Harper & Brothers 1848 - 288 pp. First American edition, with publisher's misattribution on the title page "by the Author of Jane Eyre." An early rebind with grey cloth over black leather spine and tips, with leather showing recent restoration and rubbing at edges. Inner hinges exposed, though binding remains intact. Pencil scribbles and toning to end sheets, with corner torn from first blank at front. Title page worn, with previous owner name erased at top margin. Contents generally foxed, with occasional creasing, and several pages show small puncture holes. The author's only novel, published one year before her death at age 30. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Testacea Britannica; or, British shells. Part I[-II].With: (2) Supplement to Testacea Britannica.London, J. White (printed by J.S. Hollis, Romsey; supplement by S. Woolmer, Exeter), [1803-] 1808[-ca. 1810]. 3 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (27.5 x 21.5 cm). With 3 engraved title-pages, more than 200 figures in 30 engraved plates by Eliza Dorville. With 20 excellent original ink and watercolour drawings of shells (ca. 1801) bound in, along with 4 slips containing 5 engraved figures showing shells. All engraved shell figures coloured by a contemporary hand. 20th-century brown half morocco, with the original wrappers of heavy plain paper bound in.

      - Nissen, ZBI 2875; for Eliza Dorville: J. Crockford, Reports of cases in the law of real property & conveyancing, London, 1848, pp. 440-444. Rare complete set (two parts plus the supplement) of an extensive and thoroughly illustrated account of British shells, here with 20 excellent original watercolour drawings of shells by an unknown artist, with the species noted in neatly written captions, bound in near the relevant descriptions (4 additional slips contain engravings of shells). The thirty plates that form an integral part of the present book were drawn and engraved by Eliza Donville (ca. 1770-1844), mistress of the author. With bookplate. In very good condition, with minor foxing in the book itself and in the inserted watercolour drawings, one of which has a tear repaired, slightly affecting the tip of the shell. Due to the weight of the volume the bookblock is separated from the front hinge, but the binding is otherwise very good. An important and well-illustrated work on British shells, here with 20 excellent original watercolour drawings bound in.

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         The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. A fancy for Christmas-Time.

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848 - Octavo. Original red vertical-ribbed cloth, titles and decoration to spine and front cover in gilt, elaborate frame stamped in blind to covers, yellow coated endpapers, gilt edges. Manchester bookseller's blindstamp to front free endpaper. Contemporary Christmas gift inscription (on title page) of John Pickersgill (Manchester) to his daughter Hannah. Spine gently rolled, light soiling to covers; a very good, bright copy. Frontispiece, engraved title page, and 15 illustrations in the text. First edition. The Haunted Man is the fifth and final Christmas book by Dickens. Hatton & Cleaver, Part II, 9, pp. 68–70. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A Narrative of the Expedition sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger, in 1841. Under the command of H. D. Trotter, R.N. Published with the sanction of the Colonial Office and the Admiralty.

      London: Richard Bentley 1848 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, the preferred deluxe binding, spines and boards elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt and blind, all edges gilt. Housed in the blue cloth slipcase. A fine set. First edition, a superb copy in the preferred deluxe binding of blue cloth with spines richly decorated in gilt with vignettes incorporating palm trees and floral sprays, and gilt bouquets to the front boards, from the library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Usually encountered in the standard binding of purple cloth with gilt-lettered spines and blind frames to boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Beiträge zur praktischen Chirurgie. Nebst Bericht über die chirurgisch-augenärztliche Klinik der Königlichen Universität zu Halle für die Zeit von 1831-1847.

      Berlin, Verlag A.Förstner, 1848, Gr.8, XXXIX, (1), 314, (1), Holzschnitte und vier lith. Tafeln, im Halbleinenband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe der 'Beiträge zur practischen Chirurgie'. Ernst Blasius beschäftigt sich in diesem seltenen und kostbaren Band vorwiegend mit Fragen der plastischen Chirurgie, insbesondere 'Bildung der Oberlippe', 'Operation der mit Wolfsrachen verbundener Hasenscharte (nebst Bemerkungen über diese Missbildung)' und 'Operatio colobomatis palpebrae'.Das Werk ist nicht nur dem 'Andenken Dieffenbachs" gewidmet sondern setzt sich insbesondere mit Dieffenbach auseinander, und so schreibt Blasius in seinem Vorwort folgende Bemerkung: "Ich habe dieses Buch dem Andenken Dieffenbachs gewidmet und wünsche damit nochmals meine hohe Achtung gegen den Mann auszudrücken, welcher mit seiner Genialität den Theil der Chirurgie ausgeübt und cultiviert hat, dessen theoretische und praktische Betreibung meine Thätigkeit zu allen Zeiten am lebhaftesten angeregt hat. Ein Abschnitt dieses Buch enthält eine entschiedene Opposition gegen Dieffenbach gerade in demjenigen Theile der operativen Praxis, in welchen derselbe am meisten geglänzt hat, in der chirurgischen Praxis ich schrieb dies, als noch Niemand von Dieffenbachs Tode eine eine Ahnung haben konnte, ich schrieb die Opposition dem Lebenden gegenüber über die Verfahrungsweisen eines Verstorbenen würde mein Urtheil zwar nicht anders ausgefallen, aber vielleicht hier und da anders ausgedrückt worden sein....". First Edition. Blasius was one of the most active German practioners of plastic surgery in the 19th century, developing, and or improving operations for reconstructing the nose, ear, lip, cheek, mouth and eyelid, as well as methods for removing scars and repairing defects of the genitals. He recommended against using remnants of the old nose or the hairy scalp in rhinoplasty, and attempted to create mucous membrane linings for his new noses by transplanting pieces of the upper lip. Three of the four plates in his "Beiträge" illustrate plastic operations - rhinoplasty, cheiloplasty and the removal of contracted scar tissue from the neck. Scare - Zeis 484 (6 Einträge).

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         Les Confessions d'un Écolier

      Paris & Rio de Janeiro: Belin Leprieur et Morizot, 1848. 'The Confessions of a Schoolboy' Twelve Hand-Colored Lithograph Plates by Victor Adam ADAM, Victor, illustrator. SAILLET, M. Alexandre de. Les Confessions d'un Écolier. [The Confessions of a Schoolboy]. Paris & Rio de Janeiro: Belin Leprieur et Morizot, 1848. First edition. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 223 x 143 mm.). [iv], 338 pp. Twelve hand-colored lithograph plates (including frontispiece). Text leaves browned but all of the twelve plates clean and fresh apart from some minor marginal foxing in places. Late nineteenth century quarter red morocco over red boards, smooth spine decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt, decorative end-papers. Engraved bookplate of José M. Catarineu on verso of front free end-paper. Apart from the aforementioned browning and marginal foxing a very good copy. An important and rare juvenile title by Alexandre de Saillet, who ranks among the most important children's authors of 19th century France. In this book, Saillet pretends to be editing the anonymous confessions of a real schoolboy. According to OCLC there are only two copies in institutions and libraries worldwide, both at the University of Toronto, Canada.

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         Handboek van den Nederlandschen adel.

      's-Gravenhage, [H.C. Susan], 1848. 2 volumes. 4o. Half leather, volume 2 front cover loose, one spine broken. Inside in very good condition. Text volume 6+200 pag., plates volume ca. 500 hand coloured engraved coats-of-arms of Dutch nobiliy. First and only edition of this heraldic handbook by L.A. van Weleveld, civil servant at the Hoogen Raad van Adel and publisher of Nederlandsch Algemeen Wapenboek. H160.

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        Narrative of Events in Borneo and Celebes, down to the Occupation of Labuan.

      London: John Murray,, 1848. From the Journals of James Brooke. Together with a Narrative of the Operations of H.M.S. Iris. 2 volumes, octavo. Original vertical-ribbed red cloth, spines lettered in gilt and decoratively ruled in blind, blind frames to covers enclosing gilt blocks of a junk to front and of the sultan of Borneo's seal to rear, cream surface-paper endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume (stipple-engraved portrait to vol. 1, tinted lithograph to vol. 2), 11 engraved plates, 5 further tinted lithographic plates, 5 folding charts of which 1 coloured. Near-contemporary book label (Douglas, Cavers) to the front pastedowns, recent bookplate of Lancashire bibliophile and dispensing chemist Robert J. Hayhurst to that of vol. 1, discreet contemporary bookseller's blind stamp to front free endpapers. Spines rolled and sunned, and a little rubbed and nicked at extremities, scattered light marks and scores to covers, tips bumped and slightly worn, superficial, partial splitting to vol. 1 joints, mild spotting to margins of frontispiece and lithographic plates, and to titles and maps, these flaws minor: an excellent, unusually bright set. Second edition, a lovely copy of this key source for the biography of Sir James Brooke (1803–1868), army officer and first rajah of Sarawak: "a Victorian imperial hero, yet controversial and loathed by some, he founded a state and established a regime which lasted a century, and also influenced the fiction of Kipling, Conrad, and lesser writers" (ODNB). Mundy (1805-1884), was ordered to Borneo on board the Iris in 1846 and, in co-operation with Brooke, conducted a brilliant series of operations against the Borneo pirate tribes, before taking formal possession of Labuan on 24 December 1846. Extracts from Brookes's journals had previously been published in Keppel's Expedition to Borneo of HMS Dido (1846); Mundy's edition "provided [Brookes's] critics with many bellicose passages which Keppel had omitted, and which [Richard] Cobden read with growing glee" (Runciman, The White Rajah, p. 103). The spirited lithographs, from Mundy's own drawings, include his visit to the Sultan of Brunei, the capture of Brunei, and other actions including the signing of the Treaty of the Cession of Labuan. There are also track charts of Brooke's yacht Royalist in the Gulf of Boni, and of HMS Iris off the coast of "Borneo Proper", which includes an inset of the capture of Brunei.

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