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        Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero.

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

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        Double Signed Cabinet Photo as Brunnhilde

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

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

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

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

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

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        Dombey and Son

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1848. Octavo (218 x 138 mm). Later red morocco by L. Broca, titles and elaborate decoration gilt to spine separated by raised bands, triple rule gilt to boards, board edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, dark green endpapers, top edge gilt. Etched vignette, frontispiece and 38 plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). Ownership inscription dating to 1912 to front free endpaper. Spine faded. An excellent copy. First edition, with all the points of first issue, as per Smith. The error at the bottom of p. 324 — "the Capatin" rather than "the Captain" — indicates that this book is a first printing.

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        DEALINGS With The FIRM Of DOMBEY And SON, Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1848 - xvi, 624 pp. 40 steel engraved plates by Phiz [Hablot K. Browne]. 8vo. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG (usual foxing to plates). Modern brown half-leather binding executed in a period style, with elaborate gilt decorated spine, red morocco title label in the second spine compartment & marbled paper boards. AEG [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dombey and Son

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A First Edition, First Printing. (iii)-xvi, 624pp. Half title. Illustrated with 40 etched plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") (one of them a "dark plate"), including frontispiece and additional title. 8 1/2" by 5, full tree calf, gilt borders to boards, nicely rebacked in gilt morocco, all edges gilt. Corners slightly worn, part of title on spine rubbed away, scattered foxing and edge-darkening to plates, near fine..

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        A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1848 - 2 volumes octavo (190 × 116 mm). Contemporary tan calf by Rivière, black morocco double labels, low flat bands with gilt roll, compartments gilt with scrolled corner-pieces and an iris centre-tool, single fillet foliate panel to the boards, similar roll to the edges, and a palmette roll in blind to the turn-ins, marbled edges and endpapers, red silk page-markers intact. Just a little rubbed, some foxing front and back of both volumes, light browning, but overall very good indeed. Lithographic frontispiece of the Iris after Condy to volume I, volume II retains the half-title. First edition. "A voyage in Lord Rodney's cutter yacht in the spring and summer of 1847 Iris sailed from Greenwich to Kristiansand, Elsinore, Copenhagen, Falkenborg, Gotteborg, Christiana, Fredriksvern, Larvig, Boom, Gron Fjord, Bergen, Scarborough, Yarmouth roads and back to Greenwich" (Toy). A very pretty copy with the "antiquarian" armorial bookplates of Christopher Turnor to front pastedowns. Toy 937 [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        Contributions to the Pathology and Practice of Surgery

      Sutherland and Knox; Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Edinburgh; London 1848 - viii, 336 pp. 8vo. Signed by author in top margin of title-page. Rebacked with new spine label. Front board reattached. Minor pencil marginalia. G+M 5599. Syme, one-time colleague of Liston, succeeded to the latter's extensive practice in Scotland. He came to London for a short time as professor of surgery at University College, but soon returned to Scotland. He was a popular teacher and a fine, conservative surgeon, one of the first to adopt ether anaesthesia and to welcome the antiseptic principles laid down by his son-in-law, Lister. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Conférences de Notre-Dame de Paris.

      1848 - 1855, Sagnier Et Bray, Libraires-Editeurs 1848 - 4 volumes in-8 ( 230 X 150 mm ) de 496 663 658 et 496-48 pages, demi chagrin anthracite, dos à nerfs jansénistes, tranches mouchetées ( Reliures de l'époque ). Les tomes 3 et 4 sont en édition originale. ( Vicaire IV, 796 ). Un texte de 48 pages "Eloge funèbre du Général DROUOT" est relié à la fin du tome 4. Très bel exemplaire, agréablement relié enrichi d'une belle lettre autographe signé de LACORDAIRE au Comte Eugène DE CHAMBURE avec timbres et cachets du 22 septembre 1856 ( nous joignons la copie de la lettre du Comte Eugène DE CHAMBURE qui a justifié la réponse de LACORDAIRE ). Théologie Spiritualité Religion Littérature Piété Autographe [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        LETTRES SUR L'INDE.

      Amyot, 1848. In-8 p. (mm. 222x148), mz. pelle coeva (lievi abras.), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, pp. (4),375; illustrato da 32 bellissime tavole litografate a due tinte che raffigurano nativi indiani nei loro usi e costumi, affascinanti scene notturne illuminate dalle torce, scene di genere (fete de la lune à Ceylan, les bonds du Gange, chasse aux éléphants dans la foret de Karnigal) e vedute di Delhi, Madras, Ceylon, Calcutta, Lahore, l'Himalaya, e altri luoghi. Le tavole sono litografate da Cupper, de Rudder, Gerlier, Lehnert, Robineau e Walter e di queste, 5 sono su carta brunita: poichè solo queste portano l'indicazione che sono state stampate da Auguste Bry, è presumibile che sia stata usata un altro tipo di carta. Le restanti infatti sono state stampate da Ed. Rigo. Il volume contiene anche una carta geografica a colori con i percorsi effettuati dall'Autore nei suoi due viaggi (1841-1943 e 1845-1846). "Rara prima edizione", con sole 32 tavole dei "Voyages dans l'Inde", importante opera del viaggiatore ed archeologo russo Soltykoff che avrà più edizioni in francese (con 36 tavole) e in russo. Cfr. Brunet,V,432 e Graesse,VI, 433 che non citano però questa prima edizione. Con fiorit. margin. ma buon esemplare.

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        Jane Eyre: an autobiography. By Currer Bell. 3rd edn. 3 vols.

      Smith, Elder & Co. 1848 Half title vol. I. Contemp. half tan calf, spine gilt in compartments, maroon & dark green leather labels. Armorial bookplates of Marx. A v.g. copy in attractive contemporary binding.Both Sadleir (345 & 346a) & Wolff (826 & 826a) had copies of the first & second editions of Jane Eyre in their collections. This third edition appears to be another impression of the second edition from standing type, with the addition of the 'Note to the Third Edition' April 13th, 1848. Walter E. Smith draws attention to several points: in this copy the "9" of p. 27(9) is missing in vol. I, the full stop in the headline p.287 vol. I is also missing; the comma after Smith on titlepage vol. III is reduced to a full stop and there is no "J" on p.95.

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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). Versand D: 20,00 EUR Helvetica - Zürich Geschichte - allgemein Buchwesen - Bibliothekswesen

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        Aristotelis Opera Omnia. Greace et latine cum indice niminum et rerum absolutissimo

      Editore Ambrosio Firmin Didot. INTERLINGUE 9,8 Opera omnia completa in 5 tomi di biblioteca antica, legatura coeva, volumi sulla retorica, poetica e politica di Aristotele, che portano con dignita i loro 150 anni, vari i naturali segni del tempo come le usure da scaffale con qualche graffio, presenti mende alle punte e qualche piccolo strappo alle cuffie e dorso lungo le cerniere, usure che non ne alterano pregio e non condizionano il buono stato di conservazione complessivo. Firma di appartenenza all' antiporta, in elegante e minuta grafia più timbro di appartenenza ai f. preliminari, litografia al frontespizio, graziose le guardie marmorizzate, pagine brunite molto ben preservate, segnate da qualche appunto ai margini ed evidenziazioni del testo, limitate le fioriture. Testo in due colonne, greco con traduzione a fronte in latino. Vol. 1: 1848, Vol. II: 1850, Vol. III: 1856, Vol. IV: 1930, Vol. V: 1931. Lingue presenti Greco Antico e Latino. USATO

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        LETTRES SUR L'INDE.

      Paris, Amyot, 1848. In-8 p. (mm. 222x148), mz. pelle coeva (lievi abras.), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, pp. (4),375; illustrato da 32 bellissime tavole litografate a due tinte che raffigurano nativi indiani nei loro usi e costumi, affascinanti scene notturne illuminate dalle torce, scene di genere (fete de la lune à Ceylan, les bonds du Gange, chasse aux éléphants dans la foret de Karnigal) e vedute di Delhi, Madras, Ceylon, Calcutta, Lahore, l'Himalaya, e altri luoghi. Le tavole sono litografate da Cupper, de Rudder, Gerlier, Lehnert, Robineau e Walter e di queste, 5 sono su carta brunita: poichè solo queste portano l'indicazione che sono state stampate da Auguste Bry, è presumibile che sia stata usata un altro tipo di carta. Le restanti infatti sono state stampate da Ed. Rigo. Il volume contiene anche una carta geografica a colori con i percorsi effettuati dall'Autore nei suoi due viaggi (1841-1943 e 1845-1846). "Rara prima edizione", con sole 32 tavole dei “Voyages dans l'Inde”, importante opera del viaggiatore ed archeologo russo Soltykoff che avrà più edizioni in francese (con 36 tavole) e in russo. Cfr. Brunet,V,432 e Graesse,VI, 433 che non citano però questa prima edizione. Con fiorit. margin. ma buon esemplare.

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        THE HISTORY OF BRITISH INDIA. Fourth edition with notes and continuation, by Horace Hayman WILSON.

      London, James Madden, 1848. In-8 p. (mm. 213x127), 9 voll., bella legatura in p. vitellino coevo con sottile cornice dorata ai piatti (5 voll. con macchie o aloni; 1 con restauro al piatto poster.), dorso a cordoni con ricca decoraz. oro ai riquadri e tit. su due tasselli, tagli marmorizzati, pp. compless. ca. 5400, con 2 grandi carte geografiche f.t. più volte ripieg.: "Map of the Eastern Part of Persia, with Afghanistan, Bactriana, Trans-Oxiana, &c. - Map of Hindoostan. Drawn by A. Arrowsmith (corrected to 1840)". Gli ultimi 3 voll., scritti da Wilson, sono una continuazione dell'opera, "from 1805 to 1835". Storia dell'India britannica a partire dai primi rapporti commerciali nel 1507. "E' questa la maggior fatica letteraria del filosofo ed economista inglese James Mill (1773-1836), in cui la condotta dei conquistatori ed amministratori inglesi era severamente criticata: l'opera ottenne un grande successo e contribuì fortemente alla riforma del sistema di governo in India, tanto più che il Mill ebbe un posto nell'Ufficio Centrale della Compagnia delle Indie, fino ad esserne messo a capo (1830)". Cosi' Diz. Treccani,VII, p. 760. Cfr. Brunet,III,1715: "la première édition de cet important ouvrage est celle de Londres, 1817, en 3 voll.". Solo in 4 volumi le prime e ultime carte con lievi aloni margin. altrim. esempl. molto ben conservato.

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        Oeuvres choisies de Gavarni. Revues, corrigées et nouvellement classées par l'auteur. Etudes de moeurs contemporaines. With total of 319 full page plates

      J. Hetzel 1846-1848, Paris - Les enfants terribles, Traduction en langue vulgaire, Les Lorettes, Les Actrices. La Vie de Jeune Homme, Les Débardeurs. Etudes de moeurs contemporaines. Le Carnaval a Paris. Paris le matin. Les etudiants de Paris. La vie de jeune homme. Les Debardeurs. Bound in 2 very fine grreen contemporary half calf with raised bands and rich golddecoration and goldprint on spines. Only a small wear to bindongs and corners a little bumped. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le colosse de Maroussi

      Paris, Les Édition du Chêne, 1848. - In-8° ; 329 pp. Broché d’époque, couverture éditeur illustrée, titre imprimé en noir et rouge, bel exemplaire. Édition originale. L’un des dix exemplaires Hors Commerce (n° XXXVII) imprimés sur papier pur fil Lafuma, seul grand papier. FIRST EDITION. LARGE PAPER. VERY NICE COPY.SCARCE [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Critick of Pure Reason. Translated from the original. 2nd edition with notes and explanation of terms by Francis Haywood.

      William Pickering. 1848 Half title, 4-line errata on verso of final leaf of text. Orig. green cloth, browned printed paper label; spine darkened & sl. rubbed at head & tail, back board sl. marked & unevenly faded. Signature of J. Boucher, 1849, on leading f.e.p. Overall a nice copy in the original binding.Kritik der reinen Vernunft, 1781. First English edition, 1838. This second edition of the translation includes a new notice to the reader, and 'a few elucidatory notes'. Kant's Critique was received with muted enthusiasm when first published, but is recognised today as one of the major milestones in the history of philosophy. Without the 20 page catalogue sometimes bound in before the half title.

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        Vanity Fair A Novel without a Hero

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition. Later 19th century full tan calf. Aeg. Very good.. Thackeray, William Makepeace. 624 pages. 22 x 13.5 cm. 38 plates, frontispiece, engraved title together with 150 woodcut illustrations in the text. First edition in book form, "the earliest issue made up from the original parts and having the suppressed woodcut of the `Marquis of Steyne' on page 336, the heading on page 1 in rustic, and on page 453, `Mr. Pitt' for `Sir Pitt." [see: VAN DUZER 231]. SHEPHERD 78. Triple gilt border fillets front and back covers, spine richly gilt in floral motifs, raised bands, brown morocco spine labels, inner gilt dentelles. Bookplate front pastedown. Two small spots back cover.

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        PRINCESS BEATRICE 1857 1944 Fifth daughter and youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert later Princess Henry of Battenberg

      Christmas Card Signed on the verso ("Beatrice") "For dear Louischen" (probably her sister Louise, 1848-1939), 1 page small 8vo, n.p., 1 January 1885.

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        Dombey and Son.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848 - Octavo (218 x 138 mm). Later red morocco by L. Broca, titles and elaborate decoration gilt to spine separated by raised bands, triple rule gilt to boards, board edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, dark green endpapers, top edge gilt. Ownership inscription dating to 1912 to front free endpaper. Spine faded. An excellent copy. Etched vignette, frontispiece and 38 plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). First edition, with all the points of first issue, as per Smith. The error at the bottom of p. 324 — "the Capatin" rather than "the Captain" — indicates that this book is a first printing. Smith I, 70-3. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE HAUNTED MAN and THE GHOST'S BARGAIN

      1848 - A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. 2 pp preliminary undated ads. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition of the fifth and last of Dickens's illustrated Christmas books (none had been published in 1847, when he had been busy working on DOMBEY AND SON). This is the tale of Redlaw the chemist, who makes a pact with his "evil genius" to remove all of his memories, only to be saved in the end by his guiding angel. The book is illustrated by John Leech, John Tenniel and others.~In this copy, the first page numeral on p. 166 is damaged -- which, though priority is uncertain, is the only identifiable issue point of this book. This is a near-fine copy (spine slightly faded, just a touch of wear at the spine corners); atypically the original delicate endpapers are intact. The front free endpaper bears the inked inscription "Ellen F. Lee | from her father | December 25 1848" -- Christmas Day, six days after publication. Smith II pp 66-70; Podeschi (Yale) A119. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        The CHRISTMAS BOOKS. Set of 5 First Editions: Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life & The Haunted Man

      London, 1848. 1st edition (' Carol' is 1st issue, 2nd state with 'Stave I', green eps & red/blue t.p. 'Chimes' - 2nd state. 'Cricket' - 2nd state advert leaf. 'Battle of Life' - 4th state of engraved title page). Cf. Eckel, pp. 110 - 125; Smith II, pp. 16-43, 59-70. The 5 volumes in their original cloth binding [Carol is Cinnamon, the remainder are Red]. Gilt stamping (Perfect "D", 13 mm). AEG. All volumes housed in a dark tan quarter leather clamshell case with light brown cloth boards. CAROL - VG+ (bright cover gilt/slight cock/minor extremity wear/clipped Dickens signature affixed to top of t.p./engraving of Dickens affixed opposite p. 1). CHIMES - VG+ to Nr Fine (bright gilt/bookplate). CRICKET: Nr Fine (bookseller ticket [Grant & Griffith / London] to front paste-down). BATTLE: VG+ (bright gilt/unobtrusive 1cm split at bottom of front joint/hinge paper starting). HAUNTED MAN: VG+ - Nr Fine (very slight lean).. 5 volumes. Illustrations by various hands including Leech, Doyle, Maclise, Tenniel, etc. Sm 8vo. A nice set for the Dickens collector. According to Eckel, 6000 cc of the CAROL 1st edition were printed, which sold quite quickly. So while not necessarily a scarce book, demand for this popular title is such that one can be assured of its continued appreciation.

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        Russland wie es wirklich ist ! Der 17. Jahrestag der Polnischen Revolution. Eine Rede gesprochen in der zu Paris am 29. November 1847

      - Mannheim. Heinrich Hoff. 1848. 1 volume in-12, demi-vélin blanc à coins fin XIXème, dos lisse muet, titre poussé en lettres dorées en haut du premier plat.16 pp. Rare première édition en allemand du fameux discours de la salle Valentino, prononcé à Paris par le révolutionnaire russe Bakounine à l'occasion de l'anniversaire de la Révolution polonaise de 1830-32. Le séjour parisien de Bakounine dura 4 ans de juin 1844 à 1848. A la fin de 1847, de jeunes étudiants polonais lui proposèrent de prononcer un discours à l'occasion de l'anniversaire de leur révolution avortée de 1830 : devant 1500 personnes réunies dans la salle Valentino, il affirma la solidarité de l'émancipation conjointe de la Pologne et de la Russie, exhortant les paysans russes et polonais à renverser le pouvoir tsariste. L'ambassadeur de Russie demanda le lendemain l'expulsion du fauteur de troubles, et Bakounine dut repartir pour Bruxelles, où il résidait avant 1844. La Révolution de février le ramènera à Paris. Infimes rousseurs. Nettlau, p. 42. Livres

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        Wanderings and Pencillings Amongst Ruins of the Olden Time; A Series of Seventy-Three Etchings.

      M.A. Nattali, London. 1848 - 38 pp, 73 fine etched plates and mounted etched vignettes. A very good copy in contemporary half dark green morocco with elaborate gilt decoration to spine. Joints and corners expertly repaired, marbled boards a little rubbed. Plates very clean and crisp. Aeg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Elaine Beardsell (PBFA )]
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        Narrative of events in Borneo and Celebes, down to the occupation of Labuan: from the Journals of James Brooke, Esq. Rajah of Sarawak, and governor of Labuan. Together with a narrative of the operations of H.M.S. Iris.

      London, John Murray, 1848, due volumi in-8vo rilegati in mezza pelle moderna con doppio tassello, fregi dorati ai dorsi, pp. XVII + 385 con una tavola litografica in antiporta, otto incisioni xilografiche nel testo e tre carte geografiche litografiche ripiegate in fine (una colorata a mano) + pp. XI -395 con una tavola litografica in antiporta, altre quattro tavole litografiche fuori testo otto incisioni xilografiche nel testo e due carte geografiche ripiegate in fine. Prima edizione. Copia in eccellente stato di conservazione. Due exlibris all'interno dei piatti anteriori.

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        Principles of Political Economy

      London: John W. Parker, 1848. First Edition. Very Good. Two volume set. First Edition. Bound in recent full brown leather with gilt stamping to spine. Contents show occasional creasing and light wear, but remain bright. A handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books ]
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        Palaeontological Map of the British Islands by A.K. Johnston from the sketches & notes of Professor Edward Forbes

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons 1848 - Together two original double-page engraved maps (each overall 55 x 66 cm.), with original hand-colouring. Insest of Palaeozoic Fishes, Secondary Reptioles, Tertiary Mammalia, types of Ammonites and various other tables As issued in The Physical Atlas. by Alexander Keth Johnstone. based on the Physikalischer Atlas of Professor H. Berghaus. (William Blackwood, Edinburgh & London, 1848).

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        Outlines of Botanical Geography. The distribution of plants.from the drawings of Professor Berghaus.

      Edinburgh: John Johnstone W. & A.K. Johnston and Cowan & Co.Glasgow: James Lumsden & Son 1848 - Original double-page engraved map (overall 55 x 66 cm.), with original hand-colouring. As issued in The Physical Atlas. by Alexander Keth Johnstone. based on the Physikalischer Atlas of Professor H. Berghaus. (William Blackwood, Edinburgh & London, 1848).

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        Early Recollections of Jamaica with the Particulars of an Eventful Passage Home via New York and Halifax at the Commencement of the American War in 1812 to which are added trifles from St Helena relating to Napoleon and his Suite

      First edition. Small 8vo. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, fine gilt tooling and title, expertly recased. With 8pp. ALS from the author bound in after the title-page. Family ownership stamps to recto and verso of title-page, plus small ink ownership inscription. [vi], iv, 200pp. London, Whittaker and Co.,

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        THE HARE AND THREE LEVERETTS. A Moral Story. By Alfred Priest.

      Norwich. Charles Muskett.London. D. Bogue.1848. [2], 32 pages, plus a frontispiece and 8 other lithographic plates, all hand-coloured as issued. Original printed paper-covered boards. Oblong: 122 x 159 mm. First edition. Some light spotting and browning; small mark on front board, else a very good copy of a charming, if somewhat morbid, moral tale of hares, foxes and hounds. Scarce. Copac list two copies only.

      [Bookseller: David Miles Books]
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        RECOMMENDATION FOR A FLORIDA PHYSICIAN AND PLANTATION OWNER TO RECEIVE A FEDERAL COMMISSION AS A LIEUTENANT OF DRAGOONS; Free-franked folded-letter from Florida State Senator James H. T. Lorimer to U. S. Senator J. D. Wescott

      Tallahassee, 1848. Unbound. Very good. This one-page folded letter measures 15.5" x 10" unfolded. It is dated "January the 16th, 1848." The cover bears a green "Free" handstamp indicting no postage was required as it was addressed to a U.S. Senator. It is postmarked with a green circular Tallassee handstamp dated January 19. The letter is in nice shape. "I take the liberty to address you a few lines . . . to obtain your support in procuring the appointment of Dr. Washington Parkhill to the office of 2nd Lieutenant in the Dragoon Service in the U. S. Army. . . . The recommendation . . . for the appointment to which he aspires was signed by nearly every member of the senate of Fla., as well as a large majority of members of the House. . . . Dr. P. possesses imminently all the qualifications necessary to make a good soldier and officer of high rank." Westcott has docketed the letter: "Mr. Parkhill will make a good officer. Col Lorimer is the Whig Senator with the Florida legislature from Tallahassee.". George Washington Parkhill was the son of John Parkhill, a Virginian, who moved to Florida in 1828 with his family and established a homestead in Leon County that eventually grew into a 3,000 acre cotton plantation, Tuscawilla, worked by over 170 slaves. Washington Parkhill was educated in the North and attended the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following his graduation, Washington returned to Florida where he apparently decided that he would rather be a soldier than a physician. A neighboring planter, Florida State Senator James Lorimer, spearheaded the effort, soliciting the assistance of still another plantation owner, J. D. Wescott, who was one of Florida's two first U.S. Senators. Washington was never commissioned in the Dragoons, but remained at Tuscawila, eventually becoming "Master" of the plantation. His military interests continued, however, and at some point was he appointed to be a major general in the Florida state troops. Although a Unionist, Washington resigned his appointment after Florida seceded and raised a volunteer company, initially named the Howell Guards in honor of Jefferson Davis's wife, which in the fall of 1861was one of the first Florida units to head north to fight in Virginia. There, it was redesignated as Company M, 2nd Florida Infantry. Washington was killed while leading his company during the Seven Day Days Battle near Richmond. Perhaps apocryphally, it was reported that his slave, Louis, picked up Washington's body from where he was slain and carried it towards Richmond. He was stopped along the way by a man calling from a house, "Whose body do you carry?" When told that it was Captain Parkhill of Florida, the man ordered, "Bring him in here, he was born in this house." An insight into plantation politics with a scarce Tallahassee postmark that involves four early and important Florida pioneers: both of the Parkhills, Lorimer, and Wescott.

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        Wuthering Heights

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 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.

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