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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.

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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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        Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1848. 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. 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. Engraved frontispieces, one similar plate, 24 wood-engravings in text, engraved folding map. 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. 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.

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        Ausführlicher Symptomen-Kodex der homöopathischen Arzneimittellehre. Für den erleichternden Handgebrauch beim Nachschlagen in der Praxis, und mit besonderer Rücksicht auf schnelle Vergleichung des Aehnlichen und gehörige Auffindung des Einzelnen nach allen seinen Bestimmungen, geordnet und herausgegeben.

      Düsseldorf, J. E. Schaub 1843 - 1848. - 4 Bände. Erster Teil. "Gedrängte Total-Uebersicht aller zur Zeit eingeführten homöopathischen Heilmittel, in der Gesammtheit ihrer bekannten Erstwirkungen und Heilanzeigen. Nach den vorhandenen zerstreuten Quellen und nannichfachen eigenen Beobachtungen bearbeitet und dargestellt. 2 Bde. XXXIX, 614 S.; VI, 762 S. - Zweiter Teil: Systematisch-alphabetisches Repertorium der homöopathischen Arzneimittellehre. Erster Band: Allgemeine Beschwerden-Angesicht. 2 Bde. 2 Bll., 1052 S., 1 Bl., 33 S., 1 Bl. Zweiter Band: Zähne und Zahnfleisch-Unterglieder. VIII, 1254 S., 1 Bl. Hübsche HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. Band 1 der "Gedrängten Übersicht" behandelt die Arzneimittel A-L (Aconitum-Lamium album), Band 2 L-Z (Laurocerasus-Zingiber). - Das umfangreichste der drei Hauptwerke Jahrs. Es erschien gleichzeitig mit dem "Handbuc"` von Noack u. Trinks, wurde diesem aber vielfach für die Praxis vorgezogen. Jahr (1800-1875) kam, durch Aegidi empfohlen, nach Köthen zu Hahnemann, dem er bei der 2. Auflage der "Chronischen Krankheiten" wie bei der Anlegung eines Repertoriums und eines Symptomenlexikons half. Später wirkte er als homöopathischer Arzt in Paris und blieb in enger Verbindung zu Hahnemann. - Decken berieben. Mit sauberen Unterstreichungen in rot und blau. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America

      Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1848/1849/1850. - First octavo edition, after an earlier folio. Approx. 7 in. x 11 in. (Tall 8vo). Three volumes. 120 hand-colored lithograph plates. Three-quarter-bound in red morocco with marbled paper boards by Zaehnsdorf of London. Black leather labels with gilt titling on the spine; five raised bands. Marbled end-paper matches that on the covers. Top edges gilt. The book-plate of Frederick S. Peck (R. I businessman and book collector; 1868-1947) appears on each front paste-down. There have been many reprints of this work, but William Reese considers "this first is by far the best for quality of printing and coloring of the plates." There is no foxing, no toning to the plates, and no markings of any kind; an exceptionally fine set. The set weighs 10.5 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Description Méthodique des Produits Divers recueillis dans un Voyage en Chine par Isidore Hedde de 1843 à 1846 et exposés par la Chambre de Commerce de Saint-Etienne - Exposition des Produits de l'Industrie Sérigène en Chine

      Saint-Etienne, Imprimerie de Théolier Aîné, 1848. - 1 volume in-4, IV- 400 pp., non coupé, orné d'un grand plan dépliant de Kou-So et de la planche hors-texte imprimée sur soie naturelle, reliure moderne plein cuir brun, couvertures imprimées conservées mais défraichies, très bon état général. Isidore Hedde était fabricant de rubans à Saint-Etienne et Délégué du Ministère de l'Agriculture et du Commerce de 1843 à 1846. Il fut choisi par la Chambre de Commerce de St Etienne pour représenter l'Industrie de la soie. Il est l'un des membres de la Mission Commerciale envoyée en Chine par Louis Philippe pour renouer les liens commerciaux entre les 2 pays. Il dresse ici un catalogue de plus d'un millier d'objets et d'échantillons recueillis en Chine.

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        LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS, FROM 1848 TO 1861. SPECIAL EDITION WITH 71 MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPHS with ALICE IN WONDERLAND CONNECTION.

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1868, 1848. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION 1868, INSCRIBED BY QUEEN VICTORIA, TO REVEREND DUCKWORTH WHO KNEW LEWIS CARROLL AND WAS PRESENT ON THE ORIGINAL BOATING EXPEDITION DURING WHICH ALICE'S ADVENTURES WERE FIRST TOLD TO ALICE LIDDELL SEE BELOW. SPECIAL EDITION WITH 71 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, Edited by Arthur Helps. 4to, approximately 305 x 245 mm, 12 x 9¾ inches, 71 mounted photographs of Scottish views by G. W. Wilson, 8 steel engraved plates, 2 chromolithograph plates, 69 wood engraved vignettes in the text, some from sketches by the Queen, pages xvii, (3), 198, bound in the original publisher's glazed (Mauchline) boards with tartan design, "Victoria" stamped in gilt in a tiny font at the top of the upper cover, spine in dark red morocco with raised bands, gilt rules and thistle decoration in compartments, gilt title, all edges gilt, silk effect endpapers. A few small chips to glaze on upper cover, 1 or 2 light scratches to covers, spine a little rubbed at tail, 2 closed tears to front pastedown, neatly stuck down, slight pale damp staining to margins of frontispiece steel engraving just catching a tiny area of sky on image, small pale damp stain to the corner of 1 steel engraving only affecting sky, pale damp staining to margins of following 3 pages, small pale damp stains to margin of the 2 colour plates, otherwise contents bright and clean, some photographs are very slightly yellow but they are not faded, tiny nick to fore-edge of a few pages. Binding tight and firm but 1 gathering near the beginning has been reinserted at sometime and protrudes very slightly from the text block. A very good copy. See Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 62, No. 427. He mentions a quarto editon with 71 photographs. The Truthful Lens, A survey of the photographically illustrated book 1844-1914 by Goldschmidt and Naef, page 205 number 83, list the edition with 42 photographs. The photographs mostly measure approximately 160 x 105 mm (6½ x 4 inches) but some are half that size and mounted 2 to a plate, each has a printed border and caption on the mount and all the photographs and steel engravings have tissue guards. All the photos except 5 show Scottish views: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, castles, cottages, scenery, mountains, rivers etc. The other 5 show Windsor, the Thames, Plymouth and Lands End. Six of the steel engravings show the Queen and her family in various pursuits. The inscription in Victoria's hand is on a blank endpaper and reads: "For the Rev: R. Duckworth from Victoria, June 20, 1870". The Rev. Robinson Duckworth (1834-1911) was a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford from 1860 to 1876, where, from 1866 to 1870, he was Instructor and the Governor to Victoria's son Prince Leopold. He was Chaplain-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria from 1870 to 1901 and there is a round memorial window dedicated to him in Westminster Abbey. At Oxford Reverend Duckworth knew Lewis Carroll and was present on the original boating expedition of 4 July 1862 during which Alice's Adventures were first told by Lewis Carroll to Alice Liddell and friends. Robinson Duckworth wrote his own account of the river-trip in a letter sent to Stuart Collingwood, who was compiling his second volume of biographical and literary pieces, The Lewis Carroll Picture Book. See also The Letters of Lewis Carroll, edited by Morton N. Cohen, Volume 1, page 124-125 and page 63. Laid in the book is a 1940s reprint of a photograph of Robinson Duckworth. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Mark William Langlois (1848-1924) - Signed Oil, Brother and Sister

      Late 19th Century - Mark William Langlois (1848-1924) - Signed Original Late 19th Century Oil. Signed lower left and also inscribed on the reverse. Signed. On canvas on stretchers. Several areas of surface paint loss which have been painted over. Inspection under UV light reveals several areas of restoration. Repair to bottom right corner which is also visible on the reverse. Craquelure is present throughout. Losses to edges and corners of canvas. Mark William Langlois was a 19th Century British painter. Langlois is known to have been born in Surrey to a father who engaged in various artistic occupations, such as goldsmith, watchmaker and art dealer. Langlois appears to have achieved some popularity with still life, landscape and genre scenes in watercolour and oil between 1862 and 1873, when he is known to have exhibited at the Royal Academy. There are newspaper reports in the 1870s and 80s of his paintings being auctioned by private collectors, but few merit a specific title, Langlois merely appearing in lists of largely unknown artists whose works were included in the auctions. The titles mentioned suggest the popularity of his figurative work over landscape and still life: Pancake Day was auctioned in Leicester in 1882, Pet Rabbits was auctioned first in Cardiff in 1882 and then again in the same year in Portsmouth. Village School was up for sale in Liverpool in 1888. Today his genre paintings in oil are still the most popular of his works at sales. Size: X-Large (>60cm) Framed: No Style: Realism Weight: 2000.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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 Captain H.D.Trotter

      1848 - First edition. 2 vols. Portrait, 2 folding maps & 15 engraved (1 folding), with illustrations in the text. 8vo. Modern half calf, one label damaged. xviii, 509; viii, 511pp. London, Bentley, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Collection of 14 Papers, chiefly on Gynecology and related medical concerns]. [Includes: [5] Graaf, Reinier de; R. Knox (1791-1862), De Graaf on the Female Testes, translated ... from the original ed. of 1688.

      Manchester: William Irwin, 1848-49. Manchester:: William Irwin, 1848-49., 1848. 8vo. Total: 531 pp. Plates. Contemporary half calf, green cloth over boards, black cafl gilt-stamped label stating â€

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        FRAGMENTA HISTORICORUM GRAECORUM VOL.II III

      Paris: AMBROSIO FIRMIN DIDOT, 1848 1849. RILEGATO. BUONO. 19 26. USATO

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        Collection of 23 price lists advertising for meteorological, geodetical and other instruments (barometers, theodolites, compasses, pedometers, surveying aneroids, needles, dials, magnets, galvanometers, hydrometers, deep-sea thermometers, barographs, drawing pens, gradient indicators, sextants, magnifiers and binoculars).

      London, undated but 1880s to 1890s.. Varying octavo sizes. All together 52 ff. (from single leaves over folded sheets up to brochures of 20 pp., all but one with sometimes numerous xylographic illustrations. Only marginal wears to a few leaves, one with a double horizontal fold. A fine collection. Very nice collection of catalogues from the London based company of Francis Barker & Son, known for the production of very accurate mechanical instruments and dealing with a large variety of such. Most of these were fabricated by the company itself, but some were also of foreign fabric sold under their lable. - The company was established in 1848 by Francis Barker, who at that time could already refer to 20 years of experience in making compasses and sundials for J. & G. Simms of London, a work he gained considerable fame for. "Francis Barker was a prolific compass maker. He experiemented constantly and produced a truly massive range of different compass styles and variations over the years. His business was primarily wholesale and the vast majority of his items were sold unsigned to shops and 'makers' who then applied their own signatures and sold the items as their own, as still happens today (...)". (cited after trademarklondon). - Instruments by Francis Barker & Son are collectibles today with some of which, such like golden pocket compasses (advertismenets included in this lot), selling for GBP 1.500-3.000.

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        Voyage en Icarie

      - Paris: Au bureau Populaire, 1848. Cinquième édition. In-12°. viii-600pp. Reliure demi-cuir (dos lisse orné de dorures, mors avant fendillé, traces de frottement, petits manques de cuir aux extrémités supérieures des mors, ex-dono manuscrit pour Antonio Feliciano de Castilho au verso de la page de titre, ex-libris casenavii equitis de Maurice Casenave sur le contreplat avant, quelques salissures sur le bas de la page de titre sinon rarissimes taches ou rousseurs). Bon état. Format 12 x 16,2 cm. Comme en atteste l'ex-dono manuscrit, cet exemplaire a été offert le 26 janvier 1855 à Antonio Feliciano de Castilho, jour de ses 55 ans, lors de la traversée de l'Atlantique à bord du Great Western par Manuel Pereira de Sa Rego, alors qu'ils voyageaient du Portugal au Brésil. Le fameux poète portugais Antonio Feliciano de Castilho, également Commissaire Général de l'Enseignement Primaire, avait créé, pour lutter contre l'analphabétisation, une Méthode de Lecture rapide [ Méthodo repentino ] qu'il décida de promouvoir au Brésil lors de ce voyage d'un an. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pioneer history: being an account of the first examinations of the Ohio Valley, and the early settlement of the Northwest Territory .

      Cincinnati Derby & Co 1848 - First edition. 8vo., xiii, 525 pp., large folding map frontispiece, folding map, 7 lithograph plates, key plate, contemporary green half roan, gilt, lightly rubbed, a very good example, early gift inscription to title, a very good example. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the expedition sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger, in 1841.

      Bentley London 1848 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xviii, 509; viii, 511pp., 18 engraved plates (one folding), numerous illustrations in text, 3 maps (2 folding), original blue cloth gilt, spines faded, an attractive set. The British Niger Expedition of 1841 was commissioned by the British Government to perform two primary tasks: firstly to work towards the suppression of the slave trade by negotiating anti slavery treaties with local chiefs, and to explore the course of the River Niger. However, so-called "river fever" brought an untimely end to the expedition and it was abandoned. Nonetheless this title contains a useful history of Niger exploration, excellent observations on the tribes and natural history of the region. Brunet 20865; Gay 2739. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Collection of 14 Papers, chiefly on Gynecology and related medical concerns]. [Includes: [5] Graaf, Reinier de; R. Knox (1791-1862), De Graaf on the Female Testes, translated . from the original ed. of 1688.

      William Irwin, 1848-49., Manchester: - 8vo. Total: 531 pp. Plates. Contemporary half calf, green cloth over boards, black cafl gilt-stamped label stating “Monographs”, edges marbled; joints cracked but mended with kozo. Ownership signature of “From Dr. [George] Cobban!!, Garmouth” [Scotland]; bookplate of J. McGrigor Maclagan, M.D. [fl.1853]. INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING TITLES: [1] John Fischer, An Inaugural Dissertation, containing some observation on the Pelvis of the mammalia: which, under the presidency of J.F.H. Autenrieth . Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 1. 26 pp. [2] Charles Henry Dzondi [Dzondi, Karl Heinrich (1770-1835)], On Congenital Fistulae of the Trachea, a pathologico-therapeutic commentary. Schwetschke and son, 1829. Translated . by R. Knox. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 2. 8pp. [3] Ferdinand Mauritius Ascherson (1798-1879), On congenital fistulæ of the neck, with a succinct history of the branchial fissures in mammals and in birds. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 3. 16 pp. [4] John Goodman, Successful Case of Caesarian Operation, and its complete recovery with subsequent pregnancy, abortion, and fatal termination. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 4. 17 pp. [5] Graaf, Reinier de (1641-1673); Robert Knox (1791-1862), De Graaf on the Female Testes, translated for "the British record," . from the original edition of 1688. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 5. 8 pp. [6] The Obstetric Aphorisms of Hippocrates . 4 pp. [7] Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz (1722-1799), Dissertation on Rupture of the Uterus. [Translated by Charles Clay]. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 7. 20 pp. [8] William Newnham (1790-1865), Narrative of an Unusual Case of Utero-Gestation, in which the premature expulsion of one fÅ"tus preceded by two months the birth of a twin fÅ"tus at the full term. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 8. 4 pp. [9] Franz Karl Naegele (1778-1851), The Obliquely Contracted Female Pelvis, with an appendix on its most important vices of conformation. With sixteen engravings. Translated from the German by John Christie. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. 134 pp. [10] William Newnham (1790-1865), History of Four Cases of Eclampsia Nutans, or the “Salaam” Convulsions of Infancy, with suggestions as to its origin and future treatment. Manchester: Irwin, [1849]. 28 pp. [11] Nicolas Puzos (1686-1753), Memoir on the Hemorrhage which occurs to Pregnant Women; the means of arresting it without inducing labour; and on the method of proceeding to deliver. by an easier and more certain way than usual. Translated by . J. Christie, M.D., Aberdeen. Manchester: Irwin, [1849]. 26 pp. [12] William Harvey (1578-1657), On Birth and Conception. Reprinted from the translation of the celebrated Dr. Ent, as a monograph for the British Record of Obstetric Medicine and Surgery. Edited by Charles Clay. Manchester: Irwin, [1849]. 58 pp. [13] Hermann Franz Naegele (1778-1851), The Theory of the Mechanism of Labour. Translated from the German for the Obstetric Record, by John Christie, M.D. Manchester: Irwin, [1849]. 42 pp. [14] Charles Clay (1801-1893), A Cyclopaedia of Obstetrics, theoretical, practical, historical, biographical, and critical, including the diseases of women and children . Manchester: Irwin, 1848. 140 pp. [only 2 copies recorded at Harvard & Wellcome]. Extremely rare and only a couple of copies extant of most of the pieces [Stanford University and University of Edinburgh], of these historical and practical collection of essays on gynecology or obstetrics. Several are the among the first English translations of these medical classics: Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, Charles Henry Dzondi, William Harvey, and Hermann Franz Naegele. Probably all of them were produced by the publishe [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Collection of 14 Papers, chiefly on Gynecology and related medical concerns]. [Includes: [5] Graaf, Reinier de; R. Knox (1791-1862), De Graaf on the Female Testes, translated ... from the original ed. of 1688.

      Manchester:: William Irwin, 1848-49., 1848. 8vo. Total: 531 pp. Plates. Contemporary half calf, green cloth over boards, black cafl gilt-stamped label stating "Monographs", edges marbled; joints cracked but mended with kozo. Ownership signature of "From Dr. [George] Cobban!!, Garmouth" [Scotland]; bookplate of J. McGrigor Maclagan, M.D. [fl.1853]. INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING TITLES: [1] John Fischer, An Inaugural Dissertation, containing some observation on the Pelvis of the mammalia: which, under the presidency of J.F.H. Autenrieth ... Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 1. 26 pp. [2] Charles Henry Dzondi [Dzondi, Karl Heinrich (1770-1835)], On Congenital Fistulae of the Trachea, a pathologico-therapeutic commentary. Schwetschke and son, 1829. Translated ... by R. Knox. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 2. 8pp. [3] Ferdinand Mauritius Ascherson (1798-1879), On congenital fistulæ of the neck, with a succinct history of the branchial fissures in mammals and in birds. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 3. 16 pp. [4] John Goodman, Successful Case of Caesarian Operation, and its complete recovery with subsequent pregnancy, abortion, and fatal termination. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 4. 17 pp. [5] Graaf, Reinier de (1641-1673); Robert Knox (1791-1862), De Graaf on the Female Testes, translated for "the British record," ... from the original edition of 1688. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 5. 8 pp. [6] The Obstetric Aphorisms of Hippocrates ... 4 pp. [7] Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz (1722-1799), Dissertation on Rupture of the Uterus. [Translated by Charles Clay]. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 7. 20 pp. [8] William Newnham (1790-1865), Narrative of an Unusual Case of Utero-Gestation, in which the premature expulsion of one fœtus preceded by two months the birth of a twin fœtus at the full term. Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. Series: Scarce and valuable monographs, 8. 4 pp. [9] Franz Karl Naegele (1778-1851), The Obliquely Contracted Female Pelvis, with an appendix on its most important vices of conformation. With sixteen engravings. Translated from the German by John Christie... Manchester: William Irwin, 1848. 134 pp. [10] William Newnham (1790-1865), History of Four Cases of Eclampsia Nutans, or the "Salaam" Convulsions of Infancy, with suggestions as to its origin and future treatment. Manchester: Irwin, [1849]. 28 pp. [11] Nicolas Puzos (1686-1753), Memoir on the Hemorrhage which occurs to Pregnant Women; the means of arresting it without inducing labour; and on the method of proceeding to deliver... by an easier and more certain way than usual. Translated by ... J. Christie, M.D., Aberdeen. Manchester: Irwin, [1849]. 26 pp. [12] William Harvey (1578-1657), On Birth and Conception. Reprinted from the translation of the celebrated Dr. Ent, as a monograph for the British Record of Obstetric Medicine and Surgery. Edited by Charles Clay. Manchester: Irwin, [1849]. 58 pp. [13] Hermann Franz Naegele (1778-1851), The Theory of the Mechanism of Labour. Translated from the German for the Obstetric Record, by John Christie, M.D. Manchester: Irwin, [1849]. 42 pp. [14] Charles Clay (1801-1893), A Cyclopaedia of Obstetrics, theoretical, practical, historical, biographical, and critical, including the diseases of women and children ... Manchester: Irwin, 1848. 140 pp. [only 2 copies recorded at Harvard & Wellcome]. Extremely rare and only a couple of copies extant of most of the pieces [Stanford University and University of Edinburgh], of these historical and practical collection of essays on gynecology or obstetrics. Several are the among the first English translations of these medical classics: Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, Charles Henry Dzondi, William Harvey, and Hermann Franz Naegele. Probably all of them were produced by the publisher William Irwin of Manchester for what was called "Scarce and valuable monographs", which were numbered. These 14 essays are all published by Irwin and issued in either 1848 or 1849. PROVENANCE: Dr. George Cobban, Garmouth, Fochabers, Elgin, took his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh [1851], served as Assistant Curator of the Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh Univ., etc. See: Medical Directory for Scotland, 1853 - James McGrigor Maclagan, M.D. (1830-1892), one of the sons of prominent Scottish Dr. David Maclagan (1785-1865), who served in the Napoleonic wars and was President of both the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He served as Surgeon in Scotland to Queen Victoria. "David's youngest son, James attended Edinburgh's Royal High School and University, graduating MD in 1851 (with a thesis on autumn crocus, the source of colchicine for gout). He served in the Indian Army as an Assistant Surgeon, but ill health (the details of which are not recorded) cut short his service. James then engaged in private practice in Cromer and Mexborough before moving into public health, serving as medical officer for health for Hexham and Haltwhistle until 1890. His resignation was precipitated by a reduction in his salary from £300 to £200 per year and the suggestion that he augment this with private practice, something he felt unqualified to do after so many years away from the bedside. It was as he was leaving the meeting where all of this was discussed that he fell, breaking his femur. It healed but left him with a limp and much impaired health. Although he was never as well-known as his father and brothers, James held many positions in the British Medical Association and the Northern Counties Association of Medical Officers of Health and was considered an authority on water supply, housing and sanitation as adjudged by his 17 annual reports. Curiously, his death was recorded as being caused by 'chronic cerebritis supervening on an attack of hemiplegia'." - D. Doyle, "The Maclagan family: six generations of service," Journal of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, 2010; 40:178-84.

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        Diktatschreiben auf vorgedrucktem Formular mit eigh. Unterschrift ("Ghega").

      Wien 2 12 1848 - 1 Seite, in-folio (Doppelbogen). - Es werden dem Oberverwesamt in Neuberg (an der Mürz) "die Lieferungsbedingnisse über die erforderlichen Eisenbestandtheile für den Oberbau übermittelt daß nach dem Stande der eingelangten Offerte der Preis der Zentner von breitfüssigen Schienen auf 8f30x loco der Werke Praevali & Wolfsberg sich stellt, und die Frachtvergütung bei dem Werke Wolfsberg bis Bruck 40x von dem Werke Praevali aber bis Marburg 24x beträgt. Von dem im Norden gelegenen Werken hat das Zöptauer Eisenwerk p[e]r Z[en]tner loco Werk 9f30x für die Fracht bis Hohenstadt 6x gefordert. Das Mittwowitzer Eisenwerk verlangt loco Werk 10 f, loco Ostrau 10f3x und jenes von Josefihütte loco Werk 9f40x und für die Fracht nach Prag 49x. Mit diesen 2 Werken denen circa 48000 Centner zugewiesen werden sollen ist man wegen einer erheblichen Preisermässigung noch in Verhandlung .". - Mit Adressblatt (kleine Ausrisse durch Siegelöffnung). Der Eisenbahntechniker Ghega war 1842 Gesamtplanungsleiter für das Südbahnprojekt geworden; 1848 begann er mit dem Bau der Semmeringstrecke. Beiliegend 2 Zeitungsausschnitte aus 1944.

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        Mémoires, écrits par lui-même et publiés par C. de Tavel. Avec le portrait de l'auteur et une préface de C. Monnard.

      Berne, Stämpfli, Zurich, Schulthess, Paris, Klincksieck. 1848 - 8°. XVI, 488 S.; 3 Bl., 476 S.; 3 Bl., 464 S.; 3 Bl., 492 S. Mit einem lithographierten Porträt als Frontispiz im ersten Band. Halbmaroquinbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Romantikervergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Wichtiges Memoirenwerk zur Geschichte Berns, der Waadt und der konservativen Position in der Zeit der Helvetik. Rovéréa (1763-1829) übernahm 1798 «als Gegner der Waadtländer Revolution das Kommando der Légion fidèle. Nachdem er nach Deutschland ins Exil gegangen war, hob er 1799 ein Schweizer Emigrantenregiment aus. 1801 kehrte er in die Heimat zurück und wurde einer der Führer der aristokratischen Partei der Waadt. Er fügte sich schliesslich in die Realität eines unabhängigen Kanton Waadt.»(HLS). - Exemplar mit dem Besitzerstempel der "von Erlach, Gerzensee" auf den Titeln. Jeder Band mit Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. - Die Rücken der ursprünglich violetten Halblederbände stark verblasst und berieben. Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

      London: T. C. Newby,, 1848. By Acton Bell. In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (196 x 116 mm). Late 19th-century green straight-grain morocco by Lloyd, Wallis & Lloyd, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with titles direct, french fillet border gilt to sides, gilt-tooled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Half-title to vol. 1 only, as called for. Bound without terminal advert leaf. Bookplates of George Evelyn Cower to pastedowns. Some corners bumped, a few minor marks to sides, internally clean, minor paper repairs done at the time of binding to a few small tears to some outer leaves, light mark to first title, but an excellent copy, smartly bound, retaining untrimmed fore and lower edges. First edition, first issue, of Anne Brontë's last and only separately published novel, which "reverberated throughout Victorian England" (May Sinclair, Brontë biographer) with its realistic and disturbing portrayal of alcoholism and debauchery. Thomas Cautley Newby was a notoriously shifty publisher who had taken a deposit for the earlier publication of Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey but failed to publish until the reviews of Jane Eyre proved favourable, then printed fewer than the agreed number, leaving most errors uncorrected. His behaviour on this occasion was little better: he offered it to Harper Brothers of New York for publication in America, implying it was by Currer Bell; printed reviews of Jane Eyre on the half-title verso with the same intent; and published only about 250 or 300 copies, instead of the agreed 500, leaving the remainder to be sold, with a cancel title and preface, as the second edition. As a result, copies of the first issue are scarce. Michael Sadleir, whose collection of 19th-century literature remains unparalleled among private collections, considered it the scarcest of the Brontë sisters' works and never found an adequate copy for his collection.

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        Dombey and Son.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848 - Octavo. Handsomely bound by Bayntun of Bath in early 20th century blue half morocco, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, blue cloth sides and endpapers, all edges gilt. Nicks to ends and corners, sound and clean, and excellent copy. Etched vignette, frontispiece and 38 plates by "Phiz" (H. K. Browne), and extra-illustrated with 12 other engraved plates by Phiz. First edition, handsomely bound by Bayntun and extra-illustrated with the 12 character plates by "Phiz" (eight engraved solely by him and dated 1848, four vignetted within an oval frame and engraved by both "Phiz" and Robert Young). "With the author's sanction, 'Phiz,' co-operating with Robert Young, etched four extra plates for this work. They were fine portraits of Little Paul, Edith, Florence and Alice, and much praise was bestowed on them. Also were made eight additional full length portraits of the other leading characters" (Eckel p. 76). The two sets went on sale at one shilling and two shillings respectively and "sold briskly" (Paul Schlicke ed., The Oxford Companion to Dickens, 2011, p. 61). This copy has the following first issue points: title-page vignette has Captain Cuttle's hook on his left arm; p. xv, no page entry for the frontispiece and vignette and no quotations marks around "the Party" line 2; p. 14, ten lines up, "aint" with no apostrophe; p.26, line 11 "fidgetty"; p.40 "shewed" and "shew"; p.284, fifth and sixth lines from the bottom, "Delight"; p.582, last line no full stop. Smith 8. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Das Buch der Ritterorden und Ehrenzeichen. Geschichte, Beschreibung und Abbildungen der Insignien aller Ritterorden, Militair- und Civil-Ehrenzeichen, Medaillen etc. Nebst einer Auswahl der vorzüglichsten Costüme.

      Brüssel und Leipzig, Verlag von Carl Muquardt, 1848. - Ca. 27 x 18 cm. 2 Blätter, 388 (recte 386) Seiten, mit 82 (statt 90) altkolorierten lithographierten Ordens-Tafeln und 8 altkolorierten Holzstich-Tafeln mit Kostümdarstellungen, Erste Ausgabe. Es fehlen die Ordens-Tafeln Frankreich, Großbritannien I, Kirchenstaat II, Österreich I, Preußen I, II und IV, Spanien II. Rücken angeplatzt, Exlibris verso Titel. Paginierungssprung nach S. 122 (2 Seiten in der Paginierung übersprungen - alle Vergleichsexemplare haben den gleichen Fehler und sind aber im Text vollständig). Neuerer Halbleinenband mit aufgezogenem Original-Leinenrücken. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Precis d'une Serie d'experiences Sur le Diamagnetisme

      New York 1848 - Presentation copy in Oersted's hand to N. Schmacher at head of the first page. Exceedingly rare presentation copy of Oersted's treatise on diamagnetism from the discoverer of electromagnetism (the influence of an electric current on a magnetic compass needle). This very famous milestone in the history of electricity and magnetism occurred in 1820, preceding Michael Faraday's ground-breaking experiment on electromagnetic induction in 1831 and his later concept of magnetic force-fields. Small 8vo, 8pp, in 3/4 cloth over marbled boards. Very good condition except for some generally very light foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Borneo and the Indian Archipelago with Drawings of Costume and Scenery

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. Large 8vo. 232 pp with lithographed frontispiece and title page. 19 (of 20) lithographic plates and 36 (of 37) woodcut illustrations in text. Early 20th-century half morocco. Bookplate and spine markings of the Peabody Museum, Salem MA (marked duplicate). Imperfect copy with two woodcut illustrations cut from pages 79/80 and from pages 99/100. Facsimilies of the complete page have been tipped in to the book. Also excised are the lithograph and woodcut on pages 199/200. FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel, 549; Hill, 1088.

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        Episodio Storico concernente i fatti militari di Garibaldi e di Medici nell'anno 1848

      Manoscritto cartaceo in 4to (mm 305x213) formato da 30 cc. non numerate. Bianco il verso delle cc. 1, 2, 26 e 27, così come le ultime tre cc. Venticinque linee per pagina, scritte in elegante e chiara grafia. Legatura in cartone marmorizzato coevo (minime mancanze alle cerniere che risultano leggermente abrase); due etichette al piatto anteriore ("Manoscritto Picozzi" e "Libreria Borghi M4"). Ex-libris inciso di Severo Cappellini al contropiatto anteriore; dedica autografa dell'autore all'Ill.mo Signore Francesco Ponti al recto del risguardo anteriore. Firma dell'autore in fine (c. 26r). Ottima copia. Manoscritto originale autografo di questa opera storica narrata, in qualità di testimone diretto, da Antonio Picozzi, scrittore e garibaldino milanese, che fu anche bibliotecario a Brera. L'opera si apre con una dedica al "Tenente Generale Giacomo Medici, Marchese di Vascello e Primo ajutante di campo di Sua Maestà il Re d'Italia", per il "...suo imperituro attaccamento..." e per la "...sua inalterabile devozione..." (c. 2r). Nonostante il non meglio specificato committente dell'opera intendesse lasciarla inedita (vedi più sotto), essa fu successivamente pubblicata a Milano dallo Stabilimento G. Civelli nel 1882 con il titolo Garibaldi e Medici: episodio storico della guerra italo-austriaca del 1848 narrato dal veterano Antonio Picozzi (seconda edizione: 1888). Un confronto tra l'edizione a stampa e il manoscritto rivela solo qualche minima variante testuale e lessicale. L'opera è suddivisa in quattro capitoli, ognuno dei quali accompagnato da un apparato di note esplicative. Nel manoscritto sono narrati dall'autore, a trent'anni di distanza, gli avvenimenti da lui vissuti in prima persona, che interessarono il territorio lombardo tra il Giugno del 1848 e gli inizi di Novembre di quello stesso anno. Giuseppe Garibaldi, rientrato in Italia alla fine di Giugno, si adoperò nel tentativo di organizzare la resistenza contro le forze austriache. Il suo impegno portò alla costituzione dell'Avanguardia Anzani, affidata alla guida di Giacomo Medici (Milano, 15 gennaio 1817 – Roma, 9 marzo 1882), che dopo essere stata trasferita a Bergamo, entrò in contatto con le forze austriache a Luino, costringendole alla ritirata. Ad Arcisate, Garibaldi decise di dividere le forze: una parte di esse rimase sotto il suo diretto comando, l'altra fu invece affidata alla guida del Medici. Si pensava in questo modo di poter meglio contrastare le forze inviate dagli austriaci per porre fine alla rivolta. Tale pensiero fu tuttavia smentito dagli eventi di fine agosto: le forze indipendentiste furono infatti sopraffatte e costrette alla ritirata. Nel corso del mese di Ottobre, a Lugano, Mazzini tentò di promuovere una nuova campagna militare in Lombardia, ormai tornata sotto il controllo imperiale. Le forze ribelli furono organizzate in tre diverse formazioni, affidate rispettivamente a Medici, ai generali D'Apice e Arcioni, e all'ingegnere Daverio. Nonostante l'impegno profuso e l'eroismo dimostrato, le tre formazioni furono costrette alla ritirata in Svizzera. Il manoscritto è accompagnato da due lettere autografe indirizzate dal Picozzi a Francesco Ponti, su carta intestata della Biblioteca Nazionale di Brera, entrambe datate 4 Ottobre 1879, composte di quattro facciate ciascuna, delle quali solamente la prima è stata vergata: - nella prima lettera (mm 206x132) l'autore invita Francesco Ponti ad accogliere benevolmente questo "...mio lavoro storico, destinato dall'Illustre committente a rimanere manoscritto", nonché un sonetto scritto di suo pugno "...che racchiude i più sentiti auguri e le più cordiali felicitazioni di prosperità avvenire..."; - la seconda lettera (mm 268x212) contiene il sonetto di cui si parla nella prima lettera, con dedica dell'autore a Francesco Ponti in occasione del suo onomastico. Nel sonetto, in dialetto milanese, Picozzi porge le proprie felicitazioni al Ponti e introduce il tema del manoscritto..

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        Breviarum Romanum ad usum Fratrum Minorum S. Francisci Cappuccinorum ed monialium eiusdem ordinis cum officiis sanctorum novissime per summos pontifices usque ad hanc diem concessis. Annuente Rev.mo Patre Venantio a Taurino, totius praefati ordinis ministro generali

      Ex Officina stereotypographica Hyacinthi Marietti - Torino, 1848. LATINO 0,69 Volume della metà dell'800 in stato discreto, magnifica coperta in pelle, su piatti motivi floreali e religiosi incisi a secco, dorso con elementi decorativi e caratteri incisi in oro, diversi segni del tempo, tagli bruniti, legatura malferma, volume diviso in tre blocchi distinti, alcune pagine staccate dalla legatura, pagine in buono stato, testo posto su due colonne, mancano le prime pagine numerate in lettere romane da I a XXXII, e le ultime, numerazione araba, degli "Officia Sanctorum in breviario novo ordinis cappuccinorum Taurini Editio non contenta et quae sunt propria Regni Neapolitani", ultima pagina presente 28. Risguardia e controguardia marmorizzate. Bella marca tipografica a carattere religioso su frontespizio, strappo. USATO

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        The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. By Acton Bell. In three volumes.

      London: T. C. Newby, 1848 - 3 volumes, octavo (196 x 116 mm). Late 19th-century green straight-grain morocco by Lloyd, Wallis & Lloyd, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with titles direct, french fillet border gilt to sides, gilt-tooled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Bound without terminal advert leaf. Bookplates of George Evelyn Cower to pastedowns. Some corners bumped, a few minor marks to sides, internally clean, minor paper repairs done at the time of binding to a few small tears to some outer leaves, light mark to first title, but an excellent copy, smartly bound, retaining untrimmed fore and lower edges. Half-title to vol. 1 only, as called for. First edition, first issue, of Anne Brontë's last and only separately published novel, which "reverberated throughout Victorian England" (May Sinclair, Brontë biographer) with its realistic and disturbing portrayal of alcoholism and debauchery. Thomas Cautley Newby was a notoriously shifty publisher who had taken a deposit for the earlier publication of Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey but failed to publish until the reviews of Jane Eyre proved favourable, then printed fewer than the agreed number, leaving most errors uncorrected. His behaviour on this occasion was little better: he offered it to Harper Brothers of New York for publication in America, implying it was by Currer Bell; printed reviews of Jane Eyre on the half-title verso with the same intent; and published only about 250 or 300 copies, instead of the agreed 500, leaving the remainder to be sold, with a cancel title and preface, as the second edition. As a result, copies of the first issue are scarce. Michael Sadleir, whose collection of 19th-century literature remains unparalleled among private collections, considered it the scarcest of the Brontë sisters' works and never found an adequate copy for his collection. Smith (Brontë) 4; no copy in Sadleir but listed in comparative scarcities p. 375. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Borneo and the Indian Archipelago with Drawings of Costume and Scenery

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. Large 8vo. 232 pp with lithographed frontispiece and title page. 19 (of 20) lithographic plates and 36 (of 37) woodcut illustrations in text. Early 20th-century half morocco. Bookplate and spine markings of the Peabody Museum, Salem MA (marked duplicate). Imperfect copy with two woodcut illustrations cut from pages 79/80 and from pages 99/100. Facsimilies of the complete page have been tipped in to the book. Also excised are the lithograph and woodcut on pages 199/200. FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel, 549; Hill, 1088.

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        WAVERLEY NOVELS (Vol. 1-6, 8-11, 13-37, 40-48)

      Cadell, 1848 - 43 Volumes, Deckel berieben, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, Innentitel jeweils mit Namenseintrag , Preise inkl. Mwst. , Preis inkl. MwSt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15037

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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1848 - Two octavo (5-1/4" x 7-11/16") volumes in the original printed wrappers. First published in England in December 1847, this American edition was published in April 1848 simultaneously in wrappers (two volumes at 25 cents each) and in cloth (one volume at 75 cents), with copies in cloth much more common than those in wrappers. It was this American edition which led to the "unmasking" of the Brontes. The author is wrongly identified on the covers and the title page as being that of "JANE EYRE," which was also first published in 1847 but was of course by Emily's sister, Charlotte. Harper & Brothers, acting on the assumption of Thomas Newby, the Bronte's British publisher, that the sisters (writing under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell) were, in fact, one person, saw nothing untoward in attributing WUTHERING HEIGHTS to the "author of JANE EYRE." It was to clear up this misunderstanding that the Brontes made their dramatic 1848 visit to their British publishers to reveal their true identity. The various film adaptations of the novel include the classic 1939 version directed by William Wyler and starring Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff and Merle Oberon as Cathy. It was voted best film of the year by the New York Film Critics in preference to the Oscar-garlanded GONE WITH THE WIND. The English Edition of the previous year will set you back an easy 6 figures. Spine and rear cover of the first part in expert facsimile. The second part with expert repairs to the spine and rear cover. Some soiling and foxing to covers and contents. Generally Very Good and exceptionally scarce in the wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1848 Final ad. leaf sl. torn in outer margin. e.ps a little browned. Orig. pale brown cloth, blocked in blind, spine blocked & lettered in gilt; spine sl. rubbed & carefully repaired, corners a little worn. Leading f.e.p. signed A.S. Brigham in contemp. hand. A good-plus copy.Smith p105.

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        A Christmas Carol [With:] The Chimes. [And:] The Cricket on the Hearth. [And:] The Battle of Life. [And:] The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1843 - 1848. A Christmas Carol. London: Chapman and Hall, 1843. First issue: i.e., "Stave I"; text entirely uncorrected; blue half-title and red and blue title. Small octavo (6 1/2 x 4 inches; 165 x 105 mm). [viii], [1]2-166, [2, publisher's advertisements] pp. Four inserted hand-colored steel-engraved plates by and after Leech and four black and white text wood-engravings by W.J. Linton after Leech. Original green-coated endpapers. Original cinnamon vertically-ribbed cloth. Covers decoratively stamped in blind, front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. A solid, Very Good+ copy with the front hinge starting, but firm, minor wear the spine ends and corners and the green endpapers a bit rubbed, as usual. Overall a very nice copy and completely unrestored. [Together with:] The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845 [i.e., December 1844]. First edition, first state. A Near Fine copy with the rear hinge starting and very light wear at the extremities, but completely unrestored. The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. London: Printed and Published for the Author, by Bradbury and Evans, 1846 [i.e., December 1845]. First edition, first state. A Near Fine copy with a touch of wear at the spine ends, but generally in excellent condition and unrestored. The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First edition, second state. A Very Good copy with splits in the cloth at the top and bottom of the spine, wear at the corners and soiling to the cloth. Internal contents are quite attractive and again, no restoration. The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition. A Near Fine copy with just minor wear at the spine ends. Internal contents are in excellent condition and no restoration. Each book with the armorial bookplate of Albany Hawke Charlesworth on the front paste-down. All five titles housed together in quarter morocco open-end case. Case formed in the shape of the five spines. Gimbel. Hatton and Cleaver. Smith, Dickens.

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        Annals of the Artists of Spain.

      John Ollivier, London 1848 - 3 volúmenes, Enc. en pergamino, cubiertas decoradas con escudos en dorado, lomo con nervios, corte superior dorado. Tapas a dos tintas, letras capitales en rojo, texto enmarcado, muy ilustrado con dibujos en b/n entre texto y grabados a plena pagina, como "Los Borrachos de Goya", Alonso Cano, "Bartolomé Estevan, Murillo" o el "El Cruxifixo de las Monjas de San Placido." 22 x 14 cm., Paginación seguida: Vol I: 508 pags., Vol II: 948 pags., Vol III: 1481 pags. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: El Archivo]
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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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        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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Historisch Antiquariaat A.G. van der Ste]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Dimitri KRONIS]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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