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         Die Rückkehr. Vom Verfasser der Briefe eines Verstorbenen. 3 Theile. Erster Theil: Aegypten. Mit Abbildungen und 1 Karte. Zweiter Theil: Syrien. Dritter Theil: Syrien und Keinasien

      Berlin, Verlag von Alexander Duncker, 1846-1848. - 8°. 19 cm. 4 Blatt, 288 Seiten, 1 gefaltete Karte, 1 Blatt Errata, 2 Blatt, 379 Seiten, 2 Blatt 455 Seiten. Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Erste Ausgabe. Kainbacher (2016) Seite 368. Band 1 mit einer Abbildung im Text, einer Abbildung auf einer gefalteten Tafel und einer gefalteten Karte im Anhang. Sehr gute Exemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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         JOURNAL OF AN EXPEDITION INTO THE INTERIOR OF TROPICAL AUSTRALIA, in search of a route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848.. FIRST EDITION 1848, 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, title page vignette, lithographed frontispiece and 11 other plates (including 10 tinted lithographs), 7 maps (4 folding), some text illustrations, pages: xiv, (2), 1-437 including List of Plants, no advertisements, bound in half modern tan calf over marbled boards, raised bands, 2 gilt lettered black morocco labels, new endpapers. Frontispiece reinserted with loss of inner margin, all tissue guards but one missing, margin of frontispiece and title page faintly browned, neat repair to edge of blank side of title page and 2 other pages, small neat repair to chip on lower margin, not affecting text, 4 pages have small pale brown stain to margins, very occasional very light browning to margins, 2 folding maps expertly mounted on linen. A good sturdy copy. Ferguson, Volume IV, 4828; Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, page 203 and page 382 No.129. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         La Revue Comique à l'Usage des Gens Sérieux [ Edition originale - 38 Livraisons - Complet ] Histoire morale, philosophique, politique, critique, littéraire et artistique de la Semaine.

      Dumineray 1848 - 1 vol. in-4 demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs, Dumineray, de Novembre 1848 à décembre 1849, 4 ff. n. ch. (dont couv. en couleur du second tome), 368-188 pp. De la bibliothèque du Vicomte de Pelleport-Burète, baron d'Empire, avec son ex-libris gravé. Bon exemplaire (qq. rouss., très bel état par ailleurs). On joint les 3 feuillets de titre de la deuxième année. Vicaire fournit une description complexe et très précise (Vicaire, VI, 1081). Notre exemplaire est bien complet, avec les gravures en supplément annoncées (en revanche, les deux dernières sont ici déjà présentes au verso de feuillets de livraison), sans les couv. de livraison non nécessaires, et bien complet des deux plats de chaque tome, dont la rare couverture en couleur du tome second. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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         The Indian in His Wigwam, or Characteristics of the Red Race of America

      Dewitt & Davenport, New York 1848 - 1848 1st edition. VG in its original chocolate-brown cloth with gilt-decorated front panel and spine. Light rubbing to the panels, light chipping at the spine crown, 2 very small stamps to front endpapers and neat, small former owner signature to title page. Light foxing as well scattered thru the text. Still though, a perfectly presentable and, given its age, well-preserved copy. Octavo, 416 pgs. 2 beautiful full-portrait tribal engarvings serve as front endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Indian in His Wigwam, or Characteristics of the Red Race of America From Original Notes and Manuscripts

      Buffalo: Derby & Hewson, 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 416pp. Publishers black T-grain cloth blocked in gilt on the upper board with a figure of an Indian and his bow; the spine is gilt with the title and a repeat of the illustration; the rear-board is blocked similarly to the upper board, but in blind. Two illustrations. Lower portion of spine neatly repaired; edges, corners and upper spine worn; light foxing; else a very good copy. Schoolcraft issued Oneóta as a 64p pamphlet in 1844-5, reissued it in wraps with 418pp (including the front and rear wraps) as "The red race of America, in 1847, but with "The Indian in his wigwam" on the cover. This work of 416pp. was then issued in bound form, and with the present title, in Buffalo as well as NY in 1848. Howes, S-188, who notes :"Issuing a book under 5 different titles within 10 years is an unparalleled Protean feat--even for Schoolcraft."

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         Don Pirlone a Roma. Memorie di un Italiano dal. M. Pinto Anno 1850 Completo

      - Opera assai rara e ricercata - Don Pirlone a Roma. Memorie di un Italiano dal 1° settembre 1848 al 31 dicembre 1850 - Tre volumi in 4°, cm. 34,00 x cm. 26,00" pagine 216 + 100 tavole, 208 + 100 tavole e 220 + 106 tavole. Antiporta illustrata a ciascun volume. Opera completa di tutte le sue pagine e presenti tutte le meravigliose 306 tavole allegorico ? caricaturali fuori testo . Legatura originale in cart. rigido a stampa con vignette impresse a ciascun piatto anteriore, dorsi rinforzati anticamente in carta. Presente timbro di una biblioteca dell'immigrazione alle antiporte, fioriture marginali. Complessivamente esemplare genuino e marginoso che possiede la particolarità di avere le tavole stampate su carta di Cina ed applicate, onde evitarne la fioritura, e di averle tutte presenti. Celebre opera di dissacrante satira politica, soprattutto contro il Papato, la Francia e l'Austria, le cui tavole provengono prevalentemente dal giornale romano Don Pirlone, quotidiano apparso nel 1848 e 1849. Autore: Michelangelo Pinto Editore: Alessandro Fontana Anno di pubblicazione: 1850, seconda edizione. Opera completa I moti del 1848, detti anche rivoluzione del '48 o Primavera dei popoli furono un'ondata di moti rivoluzionari borghesi che sconvolsero l' Europa nel 1848 e nel 1849 . Scopo dei moti fu abbattere i governi della Restaurazione per sostituirli con governi liberali. Il loro impatto storico fu così profondo e violento che nel linguaggio corrente è entrata in uso l'espressione «fare un quarantotto» per sottintendere una improvvisa confusione e scompiglio. La prima agitazione europea del 1848 si verificò in Italia: la rivoluzione siciliana che esplose il 12 gennaio di quell'anno, che rappresentò la prima miccia dell'esplosione europea. L'insurrezione siciliana, infatti, spinse in un primo momento i Borbone a concedere il ritorno nell'Isola alla costituzione del 1812 . Seguì una rivoluzione a Napoli , il 27, che costrinse, due giorni dopo, Ferdinando II a promettere una Costituzione, promulgata l'11 febbraio. Lo stesso 11 febbraio Leopoldo II di Toscana , cugino primo dell'imperatore Ferdinando I d'Austria , concesse la Costituzione, nella generale approvazione dei suoi sudditi. L'esempio borbonico fu seguito da Carlo Alberto di Savoia con lo Statuto Albertino e da Papa Pio IX con lo Statuto Fondamentale . Solo il re piemontese mantenne però lo Statuto. In Sicilia il parlamento proclamò in marzo l'indipendenza, che sarebbe durata fino al maggio 1849 . Nel napoletano la concessione e la successiva repressione delle libertà costituzionali, portò dal maggio al settembre di quell'anno a una serie di moti. In tutto il Regno Lombardo-Veneto scoppiarono rivolte, come le Cinque giornate di Milano che sfociarono nella prima guerra di indipendenza . Nello Stato Pontificio una rivolta interna estromise papa Pio IX dai suoi poteri temporali e portò alla costituzione della Repubblica Romana . La rivoluzione delle Cinque giornate di Milano e altre proteste indussero il Re Carlo Alberto a dichiarare guerra all' Austria . Le truppe vennero presto sconfitte e solo quelle francesi poterono far retrocedere gli austriaci. La successiva ascesa al trono di Vittorio Emanuele II fece del Piemonte il motore propulsore del processo di unificazione italiana che tuttavia si sarebbe ottenuto solo nel 1861 . Per quanto i Moti del ?48 furono sedati abbastanza velocemente, le vittime furono decine di migliaia: il destino della democrazia europea ci è sfuggito di mano dichiarerà Pierre-Joseph Proudhon . Gli storici concordano che la Primavera dei popoli fu, alla fin fine, soprattutto un sanguinoso fallimento, se si eccettua la concessione dello Statuto Albertino nel Regno di Sardegna da parte di Carlo Alberto di Savoia , l'unica costituzione non revocata di quelle concesse o votate nel 1848-49. Vi furono tuttavia radicali e notevoli effetti a lungo termine: Germania e Italia sarebbero presto arrivate all'unificazione facendo leva anche sulla necessità di autodeterm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Buki nihyakuzu [200 Illustrations of Japanese Arms & Armor]

      200 color-printed woodcuts. 3 leaves of text & 13 leaves of illus., all folding. Small folio, orig. green wrappers (some relatively inoffensive worming, for the most part carefully mended), orig. block-printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. Edo: Kobujuku [a school for samurai children], 1848. First edition of this finely illustrated work on Japanese arms and armor, prepared as an educational tool for the children of samurai. Each page of illustration contains 16 panels: eight colored-printed woodcuts, each with an accompanying text description. The 200 woodcuts depict armor, weapons, accessories, details of military costumes, and everyday items in a samurai household. The panels were intended to be cut up and the woodcuts spread out on a table or floor. An adult would hold the accompanying descriptions and call out its name and the children would have to find the related woodcut. This game was called karuta, introduced into Japan by the Portuguese in the mid-16th century. The woodcuts are quite sophisticated and detailed with a great variety of swords and weapons being depicted. The colors range from red to yellow to several blues to grey. Language skills were also being taught; along with the kanji, hiragana reading marks were included.

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         Sammelband mit 3 Ansichtenwerken: I: Beta (d.i. Johann Heinrich Bettziech): Berlin und Potsdam. Ihre Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft. - II: Biernatzki, H.: Schleswig-Holstein. - III: Löser, Rudolf: Die freien und Hansestädte Hamburg und Lübeck.

      München, J. Poppel und M. Kurz. (1846)-1848. - 3 Werke in 1 Band. 4°. 85 S., 71 S., 69 S. Mt je 24 Stahlstichansichten von J. Poppel und M. Kurz. Schöner dunkelblauer Halblederband der Zeit mit reicher spätromantischer Rückenvergoldung. "Gallerie Europäischer Städte Bd. IV-VI." - Kanten etwas berieben. Gutes Exemplar mit sauberem Textteil und verhältnismässig wenigen Stockflecken im immer stockfleckengeplagten Tafelteil. Bei I und II fehlt jeweils der Reihentitel. - Dekorativ gebunden.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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         Collection de 124 carnets de bal du XVIIIe siècle formée par M. Bernard Franck a Paris de l'année 1875 au 23 avril 1902.Paris, Gerschel, Photographe, 1902. Large 4to (32.5 x 29 cm). With one full-page (27.5 x 23 cm) and 248 mounted carbon print photographs (ca. 8.5-9 x 4.5-5.5 cm) on 63 leaves of thick hinged card board, and 4 preliminary letterpress text pages printed in red and black. Original dark green half morocco, with title in gold on front board and spine, gilt edges.

      Rare catalogue of the collection of dance card cases of Bernard Franck (1848-1924), a well-known collector of memorabilia from the Napoleonic era. It shortly describes and displays both sides of 124 ornate eighteenth century jewelled cases to house dance cards issued for royal and aristocratic balls. The catalogue was only produced in 20 copies, and the collection of cases was sold to J.P. Morgan around 1910, who donated it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1917.While there appear to be a few copies, with a varying amount of photographs, the present copy is complete except for the full-page portrait of Franck, and is otherwise identical to the copy in the BnF, including the binding. The bookblock is almost fully separated from the front hinge and the spine is slightly rubbed, but the binding is still attractive. The photos and text are in very good condition.

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         SCHILLER, Friedrich von (1759 - 1805)., "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. Porträts, Dichtung, Schiller,F.

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         Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang, During the Years 1843-46; Employed Surveying the Islands of the Eastern Archipelago; Accompanied by a Brief Vocabulary of the Principal Languages.

      London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve,, 1848. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Edition. xxxix,[1],358, 8; 574,[2] pp. Octavo. Original purple blind and gilt stamped pictorial cloth. Gilt title on spine. Spine slightly faded. Half titles. Original endpapers. Top edge untrimmed. 5 charts including three folding in a pocket in volume one. 10 tinted litho plates with 7 in volume one and three in volume two. 20 etchings between the two volumes. Each volume housed in a custom clam shell matching box. near fine Abbey Travel 528. Hill p.20. The Sir Thomas Phillips copy with his press mark in each volume. Also the Franklin Brooke-Hitching copy with his pencil BH in each volume. An exceptional copy with a wonderful provenance. "The determination of the British Government to survey the ports lad open by the new treaty with China led to this expedition." (Hill) Included with this set is a very good letter from Belcher to Dear Sir. As it seems with most of Belchers voyages he was embroiled in controversy with his crew. It seems most of the 2.5 page note of about 225 words deals with him defending his good name over mentioned allogations. A fantastic copy along with a great note. We also have the very rare zoology volume which is separately catalogued. 1848

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         Zur Geschichte der rheinpfälzischen Revolution und des badischen Aufstandes. Zweite vermehrte und verbeserte Auflage

      2 Bll., 219 S. HLwd. d. Zt. Der aus dem Südtiroler Bruneck stammende Sohn eines österreichischen Feldmarschalls wurde 1848 Oberbefehlshaber und Chef des Generalstabs des pfälzischen Volksheeres der misslungene Versuch der Einnahme der Festung Landau kostete ihm seinen Posten. Aus seinem Fluchtland Schweiz wurde er schnell ausgewiesen, woraufhin er in die USA emigrierte. Sein Adelstitel wurde ihm 1849 aberkannt. - "Der Oberbefehlshaber der pfälzischen Volkswehren kritisiert die Politiker des Zentralmärzvereins wegen mangelnder Entschlossenheit und charakterisiert auch die Führer der pfälzischen Revolution recht negativ, bevor er die Ereignisse bis Ende Mai auf der Grundlage seines Tagebuchs und von ihm gesammelter Dokumente darstellt. Die Kampfkraft der pfälzischen Volkswehren gegenüber dem regulären preußischen Militär schätzt er realistisch ein. Die Sanktionierung der Erhebung als Reichsverfassungs-Kampagne wird betont. Die Ereignisse in Baden sind nur summarisch behandelt" (zitiert aus der Online-Präsentation der Sammlung Flugschriften 1848 der UB Frankfurt)

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         During the Mexican War, four 8th Infantry soldiers acknowledge receipt of clothing from Lieut. George E. Pickett - signed five times by Sgt. Maj. Theodore Fink, later commander of Fort Davis, Texas

      n.p., 1848. 16" x 10.5". "Partly Printed Manuscript Document Signed by four 8th Regiment soldiers Sgt. Maj. ""Th Fink,"" Quarter Master Sgt. ""Levi Woodbury,"" P. Mus. ""H. S. Reed,"" and ""J. Smith,"" 1 page, 16"" x 10.5"", 1847. All four signatures witnessed by ""Th. Fink."" Headed ""WE, the undersigned Non-commissioned Officers, Artificers, Musicians, and Privates, of the N.C. Staff & Band, 8 Infy, do hereby acknowledge to have received of Lieut. Geo. E. Pickett, A. Adjt. 8 Infy, the several articles of Clothing set opposite our respective names."" Completed in manuscript. Folded. Minor nicks at edges. Fine condition.Clothing variously received include ""Privates' Wool Jackets,"" ""Private's Wool Overalls,"" ""Boots, pairs of,"" and ""Stockings."" Second Lieutenant George E. Pickett was transferred to the 8th Infantry, July 18, 1847, and was brevetted First Lieutenant, August 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico. On September 13, 1847, Pickett was brevetted Captain for Gallant Conduct at Chapultepec, Mexico. Pickett was also variously Regimental Quartermaster and Assistant Adjutant for the 8th Regiment.From nps.gov: ""Theodore Fink. A German immigrant, Lieutenant Fink enlisted in the 8th Infantry in 1841 and worked his way up from the ranks. While sergeant major of the regiment in 1848, he was commissioned Second lieutenant and by 1859, when he commanded Fort Davis (Texas), he was a first lieutenant. Promoted to captain in 1860, he died in 1861."""

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         ESSAYS AND TALES BY JOHN STERLING, COLLECTED AND EDITED, WITH A MEMOIR OF HIS LIFE, BY JULIUS CHARLES HARE, M.A., RECTOR OF HERSTMONCEUX ..

      London: John W. Parker, West Strand, 1848.. Octavo, two volumes: [1-4] [i] ii-ccxxxii [1-3] 4-504; [1-4] [1-3] 4-649 [650: printer's imprint], engraved frontispiece (portrait of Sterling) inserted in volume one, early three-quarter leather and cloth, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red. First edition. Published posthumously, this is the major repository of Sterling's shorter prose work: biographical sketches, epigrams, varied essays, and tales, most of which have a fantastic slant, including the short novel, THE ONYX RING (1838-1839), an important landmark in early Victorian fantasy. It originally appeared as part of a series of tales published in BLACKWOOD'S, "Legendary Lore." The editor of the present volume, J. C. Hare, was Sterling's tutor at Cambridge, where Sterling became acquainted with Coleridge and Wordsworth. In 1851 Thomas Carlyle published an eloquent and popular biography of Sterling as a response to Hare's memoir contained herein. THE ONYX RING is "a deeply felt fantasy in which an unhappy man is enabled to share the experiences of various others in order to search out the key to happiness. Though many of its characterizations are bitter, it refuses cynicism and despair. More earnest than most contemporary moralizing fantasies, and more intense than Anatole France's parable 'The Shirt,' it is in its way a minor masterpiece ... Ill health and premature death prevented Sterling from becoming one of the major writers of his generation, but the neglect into which his excellent fantasies have been allowed to fall is dreadfully unjust." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-146. "... certainly the most significant UK pioneer of fantasy ..." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 897. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1525. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Reginald 13616. NCBEL III 1306. Binding marked and rubbed, but square and solid with a fine interior. A scarce work; OCLC reports just two library holdings in North America. (#153250)

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         Autograph Letter, signed, to Barto. Parodi [?], in Genoa

      Messina 1848 - Docketed "copia" at top left corner; and with integral address sheet, with red Messina postal stamp of "12 Luglio". 4to. From Sicily during the First Italian Independence War. Lella was a prominent Sicilian banker and politician who eventually became a Senator in the united Kingdom of Italy, in 1861. The present letter was written around the time of the first Italian War of Independence (1848-1849), when revolts against the Austrians broke out in Naples and Sicily, Lella's homeland. Difficulties and dangers of communication and travel during a time of war no doubt explain the time gap between the composition of the letter and its posting over two weeks later. "The one remaining means of communication between Napoli and Este is via French postal steamers ?"A fascinating letter from a prominent politician during the turbulent years leading to the unification opf Italy. Docketed "copia" at upper left corner Docketed "copia" at top left corner; and with integral address sheet, with red Messina postal stamp of "12 Luglio". 4to

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         Il Mondo Illustrato. (Giornale Universale adorno di molte incisioni intercalate nel testo).

      Torino. Giuseppe Pomba e C., 1848 - In 4to, mezza pelle, titolo in oro al dorso, pp. 832. Annata completa (IIa) dal n° 1 al 52; ogni fascicolo ha numerose belle incisioni xilografiche, fra le più rappresentative del Risorgimento,(alcune di Francesco Gonin). Testo su tre colonne. Ottimo stato complessivo.

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         VANITY FAIR. A NOVEL WITHOUT A HERO

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1848 - First edition. xvi, 624p. Illustrated by the author with text drawings and 40 engraved plates. Bound by Bayntun for Asprey in Cosway style with portrait of Thackeray mounted under beveled glass on upper cover, The binding in full bright deep red crushed morocco, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and floral panel ornaments, the covers with a series of ruled frames including ribbon devices and geometric squares festooned within with gilt ribbons and bows, the portrait with fancy gilt frame, dentelles with similar frames and red watered silk doblures and flyleaves. Contents about pristing, binding very fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Expedition zur Entdeckung der Quellen des Weissen Nil

      

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         NEW ZEALAND: A TREATISE ON PRACTICAL SURVEYING, AS PARTICULARLY APPLICABLE TO NEW ZEALAND AND OTHER COLONIES: CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE INSTRUMENTS MOST USEFUL TO THE COLONIAL SURVEYOR AND ENGINEER: INSTRUCTIONS FOR LAYING OUT TOWNS, COUNTRY AND SUBURB

      London: Longman & Company, . 1848 - 8° (23 x 15 cm / 9 x 6 inches) – Collation Complete: x pp., 174 pp., 12 pp. tables, 17 pp. monochrome plates of interconnecting road maps, 1 folding plate of diagrams, 3 large folding maps, errata slip at end, bound in original green cloth, with neat manuscript owner’s inscription to title in blank corner (Very Good, internally clean and crisp, folding maps fresh and crisp; binding with minor shelf-wear, some loss to original paper label on spine). Very Rare – the most important early work on land surveying in New Zealand, by Arthur Whitehead, a pioneering surveyor for the New Zealand Company, profusely illustrated by original maps, plans and diagrams, including 3 large folding coloured maps of Wellington and the Hutt Valley. This excellent and very rare work is of great historical importance to the early colonial history of New Zealand. Published in 1848, barely seven years after New Zealand officially became a colony, it is both a sophisticated land surveying manual and a fascinating personal memoir penned by Arthur Whitehead, one of the most important surveyors working for the New Zealand Company, the syndicate that founded modern New Zealand. It is by far and away the finest and most detailed work on the the early terrestrial mapping of New Zealand, with the methods and techniques described having broader significance, as they explain best practices as conducted in other frontier British colonial possessions, such as Canada, South Africa, Australia, Guyana and rural India. Well-presented and highly readable, Whitehead’s work gives a unique and valuable insight into the mind and actions of a British surveyor, working at the vanguard of the Empire. The text is enlivened by numerous plans, diagrams and maps, including a trio of large folding, coloured maps that detail the critical Wellington and Hutt Valley areas, as well as a series of 17 monochrome plates illustrating the route of the new road running up the Hutt Valley, plus a folding plate of diagrams of surveyors’ instruments. By that time Arthur Whitehead arrived in Wellington to begin his charge as a surveyor, in February 1842, New Zealand’s coasts had already been quite well charted by the Royal Navy, by way of trigonometric surveys. However, the islands’ interior was scarcely mapped at all, and Europeans had never even visited many areas. From 1839, the New Zealand Company commenced surveying lands in preparation for the founding of towns, the building of roads and the demarcation of cadastral divisions for new homesteads. It is worth noting that the present example of the work features the neat former owner’s inscription of "Robert Baker 16th July 1858" on the title page. This likely refers to Robert Baker (1797 - 1867), a native of Devon who was a pioneer settler in New Zealand under the auspices of the New Zealand Company. The Contents of the Work in Focus - Whitehead’s text is fascinating and presents a valuable insight into the nature of frontier land surveying during the mid-19th Century. Whitehead makes it plain that it was not possible to conduct surveys using the most sophisticated methods in such a rugged, heavily forested country as New Zealand, namely surveys executed via systematic, trigonometric surveys, regulated by astronomical observations. His general methodology was to conduct itinerary surveys, whereby base-points were ascertained through astronomical observations, while the land in between was measured by carefully following the routes of roads, paths or rivers, filling-in the intermediate details as best as possible. While not as accurate as systematic, triangulated surveys, this method, if practiced carefully, could produce fine maps sufficiently accurate for most purposes. Indeed, Whitehead proved to be highly skilled in this regard. That being said, he noted that the execution of surveys of small areas in flat, cleared county could be accomplished with advanced scientific means by use of a theodolite.The text of the book concerns six mains to

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         Pike's Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments, Volume II ONLY

      New York: Published and sold by the author. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Manufactured, imported, and sold by the author; with their prices affixed at which they were offered in 1848. With upwards of 750 engravings, mostly original designs from the instruments of his establishment in the various departments of Electricity, Galvanism, Magnetism, Electro-magnetism, Pneumatics, Hydrostatics, Mechanics, Optics, Astronomy, Surveying, Navigation, Meteorology, Chemistry, &c., &c. Publishers brown cloth with blindstamped decorations, front cover with gilt image of instrumentation, gilt lettering to spine.; 4-3/4" x 7-1/2"; 282, 58 pp; Romaine 253 "The best catalog of the period". ; Wear to cloth with holes and lifting pieces at spine, wear to covers at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Ex-Library of Congress (the Duplicate copy) with spine label, bookplate and stamp inside front cover and title page annotations. Hinges remain sound, some offsetting from images, light foxing along edges, text generally clean and unmarked. .

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         Vollständiges Tiroler Kochbuch für deutsche und wälsche Küche.

      8. 3 Bll., 509 S., 1 w. Bl. Lwd. d. Zt. (Mit starken Gebrauchsspuren, berieben u. bestossen). ERSTAUSGABE: Weiss 1848 - Regionales Kochbuch mit zahlr. Rezepten für Fleisch- und Fastenspeisen sowie Zuckerbäckerei. Sehr selten. - Seiten finger- und braunfleckig.

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         Junge Frau mit Federhut

      - Technik: Aquarell mit reichlicher Verwendung von Deckweiß auf Papier, auf Papier aufgezogen, stellenweise sind Entwurfslinien in Bleistift zu sehen. Beschriftung: verso in Bleistift von fremder Hand bezeichnet mit "Bruno Piglhein 1848-1894". Grösse: 34,9 x 25,7 cm (Darstellung). Beschreibung: Brustbild im Halbprofil einer jungen Dame mit hellblauer Bluse und einem rötlichen Hut mit extravaganten Federn. Unter dem Hut lockt sich das blonde Haar der jugnen Schönheit, die den Betrachter mit klaren hellblauen Augen anblickt. Auf der Brust der Dame liegt ein aufwendiges Schmuckstück aus Edelmetall und Glas. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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         A History of the Christian Church to the Time of Constantine.

      Agra: Wm. H. Haycock, Secundra Orphan Press, 1848 - Octavo (197 × 113 mm). Original green combed cloth-backed marbled boards, paper label to spine. A little rubbed, label somewhat chipped, ink-stamp of the Free Church College to the front free endpaper, light toning to the text, otherwise very good. Folding lithographic map frontispiece with some colour. First and only edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the noted Orientalist and administrator to his elder brother John, "Jn Muir from W.M., Agra, 22 Ja[nuar]y 1849". John is widely considered to have been "one of the most significant British patrons and scholars of Sanskrit of the mid-19th century" (ODNB), but his brother's influence was certainly the greater. From Haileybury William Muir (1819–1905) travelled out in 1837 to take up a posting on the North West Provinces, where he would see almost 40 years of continuous service. A series of minor positions in the revenue and judicial services were followed by "posts in the provincial capital of Agra, First as secretary to the board of revenue in 1848, and then, from 1852, as secretary to Lieutenant-Governor James Thomason, with whose evangelicalism and administrative innovations in the fields of land revenue and education he was very sympathetic. His First twenty years of Indian service proved him sound rather than exceptional". The Mutiny and subsequent civil uprising of 1857–9 provided Muir with greater scope for initiative, and his intelligence work in the province drew him to the attention of the Governor-General, leading to his eventual rise in 1868 to the provincial governorship. He retired to Britain in late 1876 but continued to play an active role in Indian affairs until 1885, as a member of the Council of India in London. He was then appointed principal of Edinburgh University, his alma mater, retiring in 1903. He has been recognised for his contribution to the stabilisation of land revenue problems in north-west India following the uprisings, but his Islamic scholarship and educational endeavours, both in India and Scotland, were probably of greater long-term significance: "His preoccupation with higher education reflected partly his perception of the élites, particularly the Muslims, as bulwarks of the raj in the north-west, and partly his evangelical conviction that education would be conducive to social reform and hence to 'civilisation', and even to his personal goal of the reception of Christian values". The present work certainly represents an adjunct of this Macaulayist project, Muir noting in his preface that "this treatise is mainly designed as a vernacular one for the natives of Hindustan, and has an especial reference to the Mahomedan population". Extremely uncommon, just a single copy traced at Yale, and in that the map not noted. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Wrestling Jacob

      G. Lane & C.B. Tippett, New York 1848 - Rare Book. I was not able to find this copy, only newer versions, but not by this author. HB bluish/green boards with gold gilt lettering. Tiny Book, 95 pages, lots of foxing on the pages.former family heritage or lineage of the author I believe on the inside cover pages and a few date notes on the back inside page. Very Rare copy. Solid Binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang,: during the years 1843-46; employed surveying the islands of the eastern archipelago; accompanied by a brief vocabulary of the principal languages. With notes on the natural history of the islands, by Arthur Adams.

      London Reeve, Benham, and Reeve 1848 - The Samarang under the command of Captain Belcher was instructed to survey the off-lying islands of the Eastern Archipelago "including all that are comprehended within the limits of 50' N., and 10' S. Latitude, and as far as 175' of E. Longitude". She reached Singapore on the 19th of June 1843 and shortly after was grounded in the Sarawak river. On the 15th September she reached Hong Kong and commenced a detailed survey of the offshore islands. Belcher returned to Sarawak in August 1844 in company with Admiral Keppel in HMS Dido, taking part in the Sakarran Expedition and joining the convoy returning Raja Muda Hassim to Brunei. He was received by the Sultan, and en route to Hong Kong, visited the Sultan of Sulu. He completed a detailed survey of the Borneo coast from Balambangan to Labuan, where he examined coal deposits. Captain Belcher was an eye-witness to many of the important events in the development of British control over Borneo. Admiral Sir Archibald Berkeley Milne, was a senior Royal Navy officer who commanded the Mediterranean Fleet at the outbreak of the First World War. Original cloth, gilt and blind stamp decoration on boards and spines. Spines sunned, and very lightly worn at head. A very good set. First edition Two volumes, 8vo, pp. xxxix, [i, list of illustrations], 358, [2, blank], [10, publisher's advertisements]; [ii], 574, [2, appendix, errata]; frontispieces (1 tinted), 20 plates, 8 tinted plates, 5 charts (3 folding in the front pocket). Armorial bookplate of Sir A. Berkeley Milne on front pastedown in volume 2, 'From the author' presentation inscription on the title-page of volume 1.

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         Witiko. Eine Erzählung. 3 Bände.

      Kl.-8. Mit 3 gest. Titelblättern auf aufgewalztem China von J. Axmann nach J. N. Geiger. 5 Bll., 368 S. 2 Bll., 393 S. 2 Bll., 408 S., Etw. spätere HLdr.-Bde. a. 5 Bünden m. Rückenverg., je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildern u. dreiseitig marmor. Schnitt (sign. R. Lechner, Wien). Erstausgabe eines der Hauptwerke Stifters. - Mit dem meist fehlenden Widmungsblatt Seinen Landsleuten insbesonders der alten ehrwürdigen Stadt Prag [...] sowie mit allen drei ebenfalls häufig fehlenden Vortitelblättern. - Das Werk über die Frühzeit der böhmischen Geschichte entstand vor dem Hintergrund der Revolution von 1848, die Stifter wiederholt skeptisch bis ablehnend kommentiert hatte [...]. Witiko ist ein politisches Buch wofür tritt es ein? Ist es ein Handbuch für Offiziersanwärter (A. Schmidt) oder ein Grundbuch revolutionärer Gesinnung (H. Bahr)? Eher vielleicht der utopische Entwurf eines politischen Handlungsmodells, der im Bilde mittelalterlicher Vergangenheit die Grundlagen einer vernünftigen politischen Praxis formuliert: die Axiome menschlicher Gerechtigkeit und die Regeln rationaler Argumentation [...] (KNLL XV, 1026ff.). - Rücken etw. verblasst u. tlw. leicht fleckig. Kanten etw. beschabt. Die gest. Titelbll. leicht wasserrandig. Eine Lage des zweiten Bandes gelöst. Insgesamt gutes, hübsch gebundenes Exemplar. - Eisenmeier 211 Heck 54, n, 1 Wilpert/G. 14 Rabenlechner I, 76 Giebisch/G. 404 Borst 2947 Brieger 2271.

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         LE DROIT AU TRAVAIL A L'ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE, RECUEIL COMPLET DE TOUS LES DISCOURS PRONONCES DANS CETTE MEMORABLE DISCUSSION

      Edition : PARIS, GUILLAUMIN, 1848 - Par MM. FRESNAEAU, Hubert DELISLE, LEVET, CAZALES, LAMRTINE, GAULTHIER DE RUMILLY, PELLETIER, A de TOQUEVILLE, LEDRU-ROLLIN, DUVERGIER DE HAURANNE, CREMIEUX, BARTHE, GASLONDE, DE LUPPE, ARNAUD DE L'ARIEGE, THIERS, CONSIDERANT, BOUHIER DE L'ECLUSE, MARTIN-BERNARD, BILLAULT, DUFAURE, GLAIS-BIZOIN, GOUDCHAUX, LAGRANGE, Félix PYAT, et Marius ANDRE - Textes revus par les orateurs, suivis de l'opinion de MM. MARRAST, PROUDHON, L. BLANC, ED. LABOULAYE et CORMENIN - Avec des observations inédites par MM. Léon FAUCHER, WOLOWSKI, Fréd. BASTIAT, DE PARIEU - Et une introduction et des notes par M. Joseph GARNIER - Curieuse demi-reliure toilée amateur, dos décoré, titres manuscrits - Très rares rousseurs XXIV, 455 pages, 22 cm, relié. Bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, In Missouri, to San Diego, in California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers.

      Washington DC: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848. First edition. Three-quarter leather. Very good. 416pp. Octavo [23 cm]. Modern rebind in three-quarter brown calf over decorative boards, gilt-stamped spine titles, raised spine bands. Leather at rear lower corner pulling up just a bit at edge, else leather and boards unworn; foxing throughout lightly toned text. All 40 engraved plates present, missing all three plans/ maps. W. H Emory was Brevet Major of the Corps of Topographical Engineers. His report was submitted to the Senate and the 30th Congress by the Secretary of War.

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         Notes of a Military Reconnoissance from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California

      Washington: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848. House Executive Document No. 41, Thirtieth Congress, First Session 614pp. Includes reports from Emory, Abert, St. George Cooke, and A. R. Johnston's Journal. (Johnston was Kearney's aide-de-camp and was killed by the Californians on Dec. 6, 1846.) Folding map present at end of Cooke's report: "Sketch of Part of the March and Wagon Road of Lieutenant Colonel Cooke, from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean, 1846-7." Also present are 54 of 64 plates called for by Wagner-Camp in his 148:5 reference. Opposite the first page of Col. Abert's Report is a lithographed plate titled "Santa Fe" and is probably the first such in print. Also present, another plate, "Fort Marcy and the Parroquia Santa Fe." Many scenic and botanical plates. Rebound in navy blue boards with leather title piece on spine. Some foxing and age-wear to pages. Very Good as is without New Mexico Territorial map and missing plates.. First House Exec Doc #41. Hard Cover.

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         HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA. PHILADELPHIA, BOWEN, 1848-1850.

      PHILADELPHIA, BOWEN, 1848-1850. Tre volumi in-8° grande: IV pp., 1 tavola con dedica a Washington, 333 pp., 40 tavv. - XVII pp., da p. (9) a p. 290, 48 tavv. - IV pp., da p. 17 a p. 392, 32 tavv. complessivamente 120 tavole in litografia finemente colorate all'epoca. Legature di J. Wright in mezzo marocchino rosso con angoli, fregi in oro al dorso, tagli dorati. Ottimo esemplare, solo qualche lieve fioritura. Prima edizione in ottavo, dopo la prima assoluta stampata in-folio tra il 1836 e il 1844. La presente edizione conobbe numerose ristampe e l'opera divenne un testo fondamentale, che fissò sulla carta, anche attraverso le innumerevoli immagini, una cultura - quella degli Indiani del Nord America - che stava progressivamente svanendo a causa delle conquiste dei bianchi. Molte delle litografie, oltre 120, a piena pagina, sono colorate a mano e derivano da dipinti di Charles Bind King, incaricato dal Dipartimento della Guerra di ritrarre i delegati delle tribù indiane in visita a Washington durante gli anni cruciali degli scontri. Tali dipinti furono in seguito distrutti da un incendio (1865): le tavole costituiscono dunque una testimonianza importante di quella storica serie oggi perduta. Il testo prende avvio con il ritratto e la biografia del capo Red Jacket e prosegue con immagini e storie di capi indiani delle tribù dei Sauk, degli Ojibway e dei Chippeway, abitanti delle zone lungo il fiume St. Lawrence. Grande attenzione è riservata ai Seminole, ai Creek e agli Cherokee del sud-est poiché fu con queste tribù in particolare che l'esercito federale combattè la cosiddetta "Removal War", tra il 1830 e il 1840. Infine, alcune storie e immagini del popolo Sioux. McKenney (1785-1859) fu soprintendente per il commercio e per gli i rapporti con gli Indiani tra il 1824 e il 1830. Hall, avvocato, si interessò specialmente delle regioni del West. Three large 8° volumes; IV pp., 1 dedication plate (to Washington), 333 pp., 41 plates - XVII pp., from p. (9) to p. 290, 48 plates - IV pp., from p. 17 to p. 392, 32 plates. All the 120 lithographic plates are finely and vividly hand-colored. Half red morocco by John Wright with corners, gilt tooled decoration and title on spine, gilt edges, marbled paper boards. Very nice copy, occasional light foxing due to the quality of paper. First octavo edition, second ever published. McKenney's work is a crucial source for the knowledge of American Indians culture and history: the magnificent plates, some of the finest examples of 19th century lithography, illustrate great leaders of the Indian nations (Sauk, Creek, Cherokee, Sioux, Choctaw, Chickasaw) which have disappeared since the mid-nineteenth century. Thomas McKenney, head of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs for many years, fought to preserve something of Indian culture, so integral a part of the history of the United States. The plates are "the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed" (Howes), based on Charles Bind King's paintings in the Indian Gallery of the Dep. of War in Washington, which were destroyed in 1865 Smithsonian fire. These plates are then a really important document of that collection of paintings, lost today. Field 992. Howes M129. Sabin 43410a (1836-44 edizione in-folio).

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         The Indian in His Wigwam, or Characteristics of the Red Race of America From Original Notes and Manuscripts

      Buffalo: Derby & Hewson, 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 416pp. Publishers black T-grain cloth blocked in gilt on the upper board with a figure of an Indian and his bow; the spine is gilt with the title and a repeat of the illustration; the rear-board is blocked similarly to the upper board, but in blind. Two illustrations. Lower portion of spine neatly repaired; edges, corners and upper spine worn; light foxing; else a very good copy. Schoolcraft issued Oneóta as a 64p pamphlet in 1844-5, reissued it in wraps with 418pp (including the front and rear wraps) as "The red race of America, in 1847, but with "The Indian in his wigwam" on the cover. This work of 416pp. was then issued in bound form, and with the present title, in Buffalo as well as NY in 1848. Howes, S-188, who notes :"Issuing a book under 5 different titles within 10 years is an unparalleled Protean feat--even for Schoolcraft."

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         Das merckwürdige Wienn oder Monathliche Unterredungen von verschiedenen daselbst befindlichen Merckwürdigkeiten der Natur und Kunst. Januarius 1727.

      8. Tit. m. gest. Vign. (kl. Wien-Vedute), 2 Bll. (Vorrede), 65(1) S., 2 Bll. (Inh.). Mit 5 [v. 6] Tafeln (Titelvign. u. 4 Tafeln nach Salomon Kleiner gest. v. Joh. August Corvinus). Neuer OKart. m. Kleisterpapierbezügen. Im Text durchgeh. etw. gebräunt, Titel etw. angestaubt, tls. braunfleckig u. eselsohrig. Die erste Nummer des ältesten deutschen Kunstjournals. Zenker I, Geschichte der Wiener Journalistik von den Anfängen bis zum Jahre 1848, S. 39-40 Kabdebo, Heinrich. Das älteste Wiener Kunstblatt von 1727, in: Österreichische Kunstchronik, 1.Bd. (1879), Ss. 2-6. Erstes von lediglich 3 erschienenen Monatsheften (Januar, Februar, März) der Kunstzeitschrift Das Merckwürdige Wienn, die von Kabdebo als "die erste deutsche Monatsschrift für Wissenschaft und Kunst" bezeichnet wird. In Wien sind bis 1727 lediglich fünf als Zeitschriften geltende Publikationen und deren Fortsetzungen zu verzeichnen. Mitarbeiter und Herausgeber der Zeitschrift waren der Theologe und Universalgelehrte Michael Gottlieb Hansch (1683-1749), der Verleger Johann Carl Newen (1683-1767) und der Vedutenzeichner und Kupferstecher Salomon Kleiner (1700-1761). - Die Beiträge in der Zeitschrift sind als Gespräche zwischen Polydorus und Amyntas, "welche ihrem edlen Geblüthe und Gemüthe nach ein rechtes Muster Liebenswürdiger Brüder" sind, und ihrem Begleiter, dem Hofmeister Candidus, konzipiert. Diese besuchten das weltberühmte Wien, um die Merckwürdigkeiten der Stadt kennenzulernen. - Die Tafeln zeigen u. a. Kakteen, eine Mumie und die Planetenmaschine Eugen von Savoyens. Das Dedikationsbild (Porträt v. Karl VI.) fehlt. - Im Handel nur die leicht veränderte, von dem Wiener Buchhändler Johann Paul Krauß herausgegebene Titelauflage von 1744 mit neuem Titelblatt (ohne Wienveduten) nachweisbar.

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         Polichinel:ex-roi Des Marionettes Devenu Philosophe

      Willermy, Paris 1848 - Contemporary gilt-decorated and banded red morocco spine and marbled boards by Galette. A little rubbed; few pages with professional repairs to clean marginal tears. An excellent copy. With 21 full page illustrations and a vignette on nearly every page of text by Lorentz, who contributed to La Caricature, Journal pour Rire, the Revue Comique of 1848, etc. Political satire against Louis-Philippe using characters of the commedia dell'arte, Polichinel and Pierrot. Louis-Philippe was brought to the throne as a constitutional monarch after the 1830 revolution. He was known as the "citizen king" but the monarchy became increasingly conservative and unresolved problems of the middle and working classes led to his overthrow in the 1848 revolution. Vicaire V, 393. According to a pencilled note on an endpaper , this is the copy that Vicaire describes. Size: Tall 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Recherches sur les relations qui peuvent exister entre la forme cristalline, la composition chimique et le sens de la polarisation rotatoire

      Bachelier, (Paris 1848 - ____ Edition originale. Très rare tiré à part des "Annales de Chimie et Physique", (t. XXIV). C'est un des premiers mémoires publiés par le jeune Louis Pasteur, âgé de 26 ans, préparateur en chimie à l'Ecole Normale. "Les expériences qui précédent semblent établir, d'une manière incontestable, que l'acide paratartrique des chimistes, inactif sur le plan de la lumière polarisée, est composé de deux acides dont les rotations se neutralisent mutuellement, parce que l'un dévie à droite, l'autre à gauche, et tous deux de la même quantité absolue." Illustré par une planche dépliante. *-------* First edition. Very rare off print of "Annales de Chimie et Physique", (t. XXIV). It is one of the first reports published by the young Louis Pasteur, 26 years old, preparator in chemistry at Ecole Normale. " Illustrated by a folding plate. Half-velum. In-8. Collation : 19 pp., 1 planche. Demi-vélin. (Reliure moderne.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Carl von Linnés anteckningar öfver Nemesis divina. Inbjudnings-skrift till morgondagens philosophiska promotion från Upsala universitets stiftelse den sjutiiondesjunde.

      Uppsala, Akademische Druckerei, 1848.. Gr.-Folio. In losen Lagen (wie erschienen). 14 Bll., unbeschnitten, schwach knickspurig und geringfügig braunfleckig. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar der seltenen Schrift. Erste Teilausgabe des bemerkenswertesten aller belletristischen Texte Linnés. – Soulsby 1060. Hulth I, 165. – Als Glaubensbekenntnis und moralische Handreichung für seinen Sohn Karl angefertigt, war die Schrift von Linné nicht zur Publikation vorgesehen. Einer Veröffentlichung stand zudem im Wege, daß in ihr hochrangige Zeitgenossen des Autors Erwähnung fanden, und dieses in Zusammenhängen, welche schwerlich dazu angetan waren, den Leser anderes als Schlechtes über sie denken zu lassen – Teile des Textes sind daher sogar verschlüsselt. Das Werk versammelt Geschichten, die die Folgen von zumeist unmoralischem Handeln im Lebensschicksal der jeweiligen Personen verdeutlichen. Vieles davon ist skandalöse Geheimgeschichte, gespeist aus dunklen Gerüchten und Klatsch. Doch ist das Werk keine Skandalchronik im eigentlichen Sinne. Vielmehr ist sie darauf angelegt göttliches Wirken geradezu empirisch zu belegen und in der Entsprechung von unmoralischem Handeln und weiterem Lebensschicksal ein gerechtes Verhältnis nachzuweisen und darin Dantes höllischem Panoptikum sehr wohl vergleichbar. Erst 1844 wurde die Existenz der Nemesis Divina durch den Fund des Manuskriptes bekannt, der Öffentlichkeit erstmals vorgestellt wurde es in Auszügen in der hier vorliegenden Ausgabe nur kurz darauf. Jedoch dauerte es weitere 120 Jahre bis der für den Zeitgeist des 18. Jahrhunderts überaus ungewöhnliche Text in seiner Gesamtheit veröffentlicht wurde. Heute liegt er endlich in zahlreiche Sprachen übertragen vor (deutsch 1983 durch Wolf Lepenies und Lars Gustaffson).

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        During the Mexican War, four 8th Infantry soldiers acknowledge receipt of clothing from Lieut. George E. Pickett - signed five times by Sgt. Maj. Theodore Fink, later commander of Fort Davis, Texas

      n.p., 1848. 16" x 10.5". "Partly Printed Manuscript Document Signed by four 8th Regiment soldiers Sgt. Maj. ""Th Fink,"" Quarter Master Sgt. ""Levi Woodbury,"" P. Mus. ""H. S. Reed,"" and ""J. Smith,"" 1 page, 16"" x 10.5"", 1847. All four signatures witnessed by ""Th. Fink."" Headed ""WE, the undersigned Non-commissioned Officers, Artificers, Musicians, and Privates, of the N.C. Staff & Band, 8 Infy, do hereby acknowledge to have received of Lieut. Geo. E. Pickett, A. Adjt. 8 Infy, the several articles of Clothing set opposite our respective names."" Completed in manuscript. Folded. Minor nicks at edges. Fine condition.Clothing variously received include ""Privates' Wool Jackets,"" ""Private's Wool Overalls,"" ""Boots, pairs of,"" and ""Stockings."" Second Lieutenant George E. Pickett was transferred to the 8th Infantry, July 18, 1847, and was brevetted First Lieutenant, August 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico. On September 13, 1847, Pickett was brevetted Captain for Gallant Conduct at Chapultepec, Mexico. Pickett was also variously Regimental Quartermaster and Assistant Adjutant for the 8th Regiment.From nps.gov: ""Theodore Fink. A German immigrant, Lieutenant Fink enlisted in the 8th Infantry in 1841 and worked his way up from the ranks. While sergeant major of the regiment in 1848, he was commissioned Second lieutenant and by 1859, when he commanded Fort Davis (Texas), he was a first lieutenant. Promoted to captain in 1860, he died in 1861."""

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