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        Storia della Repubblica di Venezia dal suo principio sino al giorno d'oggi. Opera originale del prete veneziano Giuseppe Cappelletti. Volume primo-tredicesimo.

      Venezia : G. Antonelli, 1848-1855 - In-8 (22,5 cm) 510; 447(1); 444; 480; 516; 510; 571 (1); 447; 503 (1); 507 (1); 446 (1); 452; mezza pelle coeva. Ottimo esemplare di questa opera non comune dell'ecclesiastico veneziano. Cappelletti Giuseppe (1803-1876) 19mo secolo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Emiliana ]
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        Notes of a Military Reconnoissance from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers

      Washington, D.C.: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers. Good. 1848. First Edition. Full-Leather. Brown full-leather with embossed gilt decoration and border. Rubbed and bumped edges and corners, with some rubbing on boards. Spine gilt sunned but readable. Top edge gilt has wear and a dampstain reaching a few millimeters into top margins and corners at rear. Yellow endpapers have the bookplate of W. J. Holliday, author of a book on Western Americana. Light soil on endpapers and foxing throughout text, including plates. Corner pieces missing from last two text pages. Fully collated with 40 plates and all four maps present. Senate edition, 30th Congress, 1st Session, SED No. 7. Maps include: Sketch of the Actions Fought at San Pasqual in Upper California between the Americans and Mexicans Dec. 6th & 7th. 1846; Sketch of the Passage of the Rio San Gabriel Upper California by the Americans, Discomfiting the Opposing Mexican Forces January 8th. 1847; Sketch of the Battle of Los Angeles Upper California Fought between the Americans and Mexicans Jany. 9th. 1847; and Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas, Rio del Norte and Rio Gila, by W. H. Emory, Lieut. Top. Engrs. Assisted from Fort Leavenworth to Santa Fe, by Lieuts. J. W. Abert and W. G. Peck. And from Santa Fe to San Diego on the Pacific, by Lieut W. H. Warner and Mr. Norman Bestor, Made in 1846-7, with the Advance Guard of the Army of the West, Under Command of Brig. Gen. Stephn. W. Kearny. Constructed under the Orders of Col. J. J. Abert. Ch. Corps Top. Engrs. 1847. This last map is the large folding one, in good condition in a rear pocket. This report and the map became an important source for westward bound explorers, with descriptions of the country and the Pima, Apache, Maricopa, and Navajo peoples. Howes E 145, Graff 1249, Wagner-Camp 148: 1. ; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 416 pp .

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

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First Edition. 12mo (17cm.); original red decorative cloth embossed in blind and gilt, all edges gilt, yellow glazed endpapers; [8],188pp.; wood engraved frontispiece and added title page, illus. in text throughout. Spine ends a bit rubbed, contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper, contemporary bookseller ticket to front pastedown. Very Good or better. GIMBEL A119.

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        Report of the Secretary of War, Communicating, In Answer to a Resolution of the Senate, a Report and Map of the Examination of New Mexico, Made by Lieutenant J. W. Abert, of the Topographical Corps

      [Washington], 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Senate Executive Document No. 23, 30th Congress, 1st Session. 132 pp + folding map and 24 plates. Modern buckram binding with leather spine label; original wrappers not bound in (although, according to the Streeter catalogue (168) some copies were issued without wrappers). This report also appears in the House edition of Emory's Notes of a Military Reconnaissance, but according to Wagner-Camp (143) this is the first edition. It describes Abert's journey from Fort Leavenworth over the Santa Fe Trail via Bent's Fort, his survey of the northern part of New Mexico, and return trip via the Trail. The lovely lithographed plates--believed to be from drawings made by Abert himself--include images of the pueblos of Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, and Acoma, as well as Bosque del Apache and other landscape features. Rittenhouse #2; Howes A-11.

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

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

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        AESOP'S FABLES: A New Version, Chiefly From Original Sources, By the Rev. Thomas James, M.A

      London: John Murray, 1848. First Edition illustrated by John Tenniel, and one of Tenniel's earliest books, also the first edition of James' translation. With over 100 illustrations designed by John Tenniel, the famous illustrator of Lewis Carroll's "Alice" books. 8vo, in a very fine and handsome contemporary Scottish binding of full brown morocco signed Edmonston and Douglas, the covers paneled in gilt within a wide framework executed in a vine and flower motif with Celtic knots at the corners, this around a large central arabesque centerpiece in blind, additional blind ruling at edges, the spine elaborately gilt tooled with stylized acorns and pine cones in compartments ruled in gilt between gilt stippled raised bands, one compartment gilt lettered, blind hatched board edges, gilt floral turn-ins and gilt page edges finish this wonderful binding. xxv, 232 pp. An absolutely beautiful copy, the text being near to pristine and the binding very fine and exceptionally well preserved, the lightest touch of spotting on the blanks and half-title only, otherwise essentially perfect. AN EXCELLENT RENDITION OF AESOP'S FABLES EXTENSIVELY DECORATED THROUGHOUT BY JOHN TENNIEL, ILLUSTRATOR FOR PUNCH, CHARLES DICKENS AND, MOST FAMOUSLY, 'ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND'. John Tenniel is quite possibly the most famous book illustrator of all time. His classic illustrations are instantly recognized throughout the world and have provided us with some of the most unique and charming characters to ever grace the printed page. THIS EDITION OF AESOP IS ONE OF TENNIEL'S EARLIEST WORKS, published nearly two decades before the first 'Alice'. Tenniel's drawings for the book were made into woodcuts by Leopold Martin, they grace nearly every page spread and appear as large text frames, headpieces, and within the text. These early drawings, done in the Nazarene style, display the eye for detail that would be a trademark of the artist still common in his work nearly 50 years later when he was honored as "a living national treasure" and was knighted in 1893 by Queen Victoria. This was the first time such an honour was bequeathed on an illustrator or cartoonist. This is also the first edition of Thomas James' free verse translations from both the oldest sources which could be traced and the best Continental language versions of the period. His version was especially popular in America and was printed there numerous times.

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        NARRATIVE OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. SAMARANG, DURING THE YEARS1843-46, Employed Su

      London 1848, Reeve. Original pictorial purple cloth, faded,. 2 vol. set, appendix, 357+574p., 5 maps, 10 litho plates, 19. etchings [35 in all], 3 folded pocket maps, 15 x 24.2 cm.,. spine head/tail worn, hinge mended, solid copy.FIRST EDITION. SUBTITLE continued: ... the Islands, by Arthur Adams. **** A VALUABLE AND EARLY PRIMARY RESOURCE R A R E ! *** This is a very rare work, which covers a wonderful voyage during years 1843-46. The voyage went from London to Borneo & the Sarawak river Brunai, Hong Kong, Bashee & Meia-Co-Shimah Islands, Sooloo, Mandao Ternate, Gilolo, on to Singapore, Brunai, Ambong, Manila and Eastern Borneo. . The Eastern coast of Borneo, Illanon pirates & Sooloo territory, Batan, Hoa-Pin-San, Loo-Choo, Quelpart & the Korean Islands, Japan, back to Hong Hong Kong & the Philippines, Islands of the Mindoro & Sooloo Seas, Labuan to Mauritius, & back to England. * The captain & his officers were keen observers of the people, land, customs, flora, fauna, and reported heavily on these subjects in this work. * The determination of the British government to survey the approaches to ports laid open by the new treaty with China led to this expedition. Extensive accounts are given of Singapore, Borneo, Hong Kong, Macao, Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas, Formosa, Ryukyu Islands, Quelpart Island of Korea, and Japan. Mauritius and the Cape of Good Hope were also visited and briefly described. The natural history notes by Arthur Adams, assistant surgeon to the expedition, take up half the 2nd volume. This volume also contains a "Vocabulary of languages." Includes English, Spanish, Malay, Bisayan, Iloco, Batan, Acagayan, Tagala, Chinese, Japanese, Korean on pp. 533-571 in Hill. *** CONTENTS: Vol. 1: Voyage to Borneo and the Sarawak River. Sarawak, Brunai, and Hong Kong. Bashee and Mela-Co-Shimah Islands. Sooloo, Manado, Ternate, and Gilolo. Singapore & Brunai. Ambong, Manila, and Eastern Borneo. Easter coast of Borneo. Illanon Pirates and Sooloo territory. Batan, Hoa-Pin-San, and Loo Choo. Quelepart and the Korean Islands. . Vol.2: Japan and Loo-Choo. Hong Kong and the Philippines. Islands of the Mindoro and Sooloo seas. Labuan to Mauritius. Mauritius to England. *** With "A BRIEF VOCABULARY OF LANGUAGES" & appendix, index, With 4 charts, 10 plates, 19 lithographic etchings. Complete with all of the above. *** CONDITION OF THE BOOKS: The set of 2 volumes are in the original gold stamped illustrated picture of an Oriental man on the front covers, spine gold stamped. Bound in pale lavender, the spine & edges are faded. Head of spine in vol. 1 cloth reinforced, else solid, tight. Vol.2: head of spine reinforced, else solid. . There is a minor amount of foxing to some [not many] plates in the margins, by and large plates are clean and bright. *** THREE LARGE FOLDING MAPS IN THE POCKET: 1. CHART OF NORTHERN BORNEO FROM THE SURVEYS OF CAPT. N SIR E. BELCHER C.B. & LIEUT. D. GORDON R.N. 1846. Insert of Island of Labuan. Main area shows Balabac Straight in the Sooloo sea, down to Celebes Sea and Bomige Island and Sarawak river. . 2. CHART OF THE NORTHERN SEAS OF CHINA & JAPAN INCLUDING THE DISCOVERIES OF H.M.S. SAMARANG. N SIR E. BELCHER C.B. 1856. Shows Tsushima/Korea Strait Quelpart Island, down to Okinawa; inset of Auckland & Albert Peninsula [Korea], large inset of Quelpart Island & Mt. Auckland [Korea], Great Loo Choo, Taipin and other islands down toward Taiwan. . 3. CHART SHEWING THE TRACKS OF H.M.S. SAMARANG DURING THE EAR'S 1843,4, 5, & 6. SIR E. BELCHER C.B. Shows China from about 35 degrees N, Fong-tsiang to along the east coast Hoang Ho Keon, Yang-tsee [sic] Kiang [Yangtse River], Nan-kng city, Formosa Straight, Formosa Island, Great Loo-choo, Quelpart in S. Korea, Nagasaki in Japan, down the islands into the Philippines: Luzon and all the islands into the Celebes Sea, Borneo, Malay Peninsula, Sunda straight, Timor, Bali ad all of the Indonesian islands from the Equator south. . NOTE: The pocket maps are very clean, and folded as issued. The maps have had some folds restored, all are now stable and solid. Professionally restored using what appears to be Japanese Washi paper [hand-made paper & rice glue]. *** CONDITION: This set is in the original cloth, faded, corner, spine head/tail wear, one hinge split but mended, now solid, complete. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Abbey 528 . H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA JAPONICA #495 . H. Cordier: BIBLIOTHECA SINICA #2947 . Hill 105 *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Notizen für praktische Ärzte über die neuesten Beobachtungen in der Medicin, mit besonderer Berücksichigung der Krankheits-Behandlung 1 bis 9 Jahrgang 9 Bde

      Hirschwald, 1848-1857., Berlin, - Gr.-8°. Je Band ca. 900 SS. Hldr. (Bde. I-IV) bzw. Hlwd. (Bde. V-IX) d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rtit. Hirsch, Biogr. Lex. d. hervorrag. Aerzte aller Zeiten und Völker, Bd. II, S. 623. - Bd. I: 1. Jg. 1848. XXXIV, 1120 SS. - Bd. II: 2. und 3. Jg. 1850. XXVI, 978 SS. - Bd. III: 4. Jg. 1850. Bln. 1851. XXVIII, 851 SS., 2 Bll. - Bd. IV: Das Jahr 1851. Bln. 1852. XXVIII, 913 SS., 1 Bl. - Bd. V: Das Jahr 1852. Bln. 1853. XXIV, 973 SS., 1 Bl. - Bd. VI: Das Jahr 1853. Bln. 1854. XXIV, 880 SS. - Bd. VII: Das Jahr 1854. Bln. 1855. XXIV, 914 SS. - Bd. VIII: Das Jahr 1855. Bln. 1856. XXIV, 914 SS. - Bd. IX: Das Jahr 1856. Bln. 1857. XIV, 891 SS. - Vors., erste und letzte Bll. tls. gering stockfleckig, sonst innen sauber und ungelesen. Bd. I und V mit größeren Fehlstellen und Beschädigungen des Deckelbezugs, bei Bd. V auch an der Leinenkaschierung des Vorderdeckels. Sonst lediglich die Kanten tls. ganz wenig berieben. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lutz-Peter Kreussel]
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        CALIFORNIA: ITS HISTORY, POPULATION, CLIMATE, SOIL, PRODUCTIONS, AND HARBORS. FROM SIR GEORGE SIMPSON'S "OVERLAND JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLD." AN ACCOUNT OF THE REVOLUTION IN CALIFORNIA, AND CONQUEST OF THE COUNTRY BY THE UNITED STATES, 1846-7

      Cincinnati, 1848. Original printed wrappers. Small piece excised from upper margin of front wrapper. Moderate foxing. Very good. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. From the library of Thomas W. Streeter, with his annotations on the titlepage and the chemise, and his bookplate on the inside rear wrapper. An interesting collection of California reprints, including the relevant portions of Simpson's famous narrative and a selection from John T. Hughes' equally well-known account of Doniphan's expedition. "A rare California item, but with an almost total lack of original material. It reprints Simpson's excellent narrative and contains extracts from Hughes's DONIPHAN'S EXPEDITION" - Streeter. Cowan mistakenly cites the first edition as 1849, though the present edition is the true first. Howes notes that this edition is sometimes found bound with Joel Palmer's JOURNAL OF TRAVELS. It was clearly assembled quickly to provide information when news of the gold discovery reached the East. Quite rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Elogio Historico de Jose Banks, Lid na Sessao Publica da Academia Real das Sciencias de 22 de Janeiro de 1843

      Lisboa: na Typografia da Mesma Academia, 1848. Title page a little dusted, else a very tall and entirely uncut copy in excellent condition, wrappers a bit chipped.. Quarto, 11 pages, laid paper watermarked 1843, original plain paper wrappers. Attractive copy of a very unusual work, a paper presented in Portuguese in 1843 on the life of Sir Joseph Banks.Manoel Maria José da Costa was an influential man of letters and scientist, for many years secretary of the Academia Real des Sciencias de Lisboa. Although not as well-known as Banks, his writings show a similar range and deal with a broad variety of scientific subjects, so it is possible to speculate that da Costa saw some sort of affinity with the illustrious Banks. Having said that, the mind boggles at just how Sir Joseph would have responded to being referred to throughout da Costa's lecture as "José".This is a highly uncommon pamphlet, and seemingly not known to the Banks scholar Harold B. Carter (see his Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) A guide to biographical and bibliographical sources).

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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"

      London: Richard Bentley. 1848. "First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xviii, 509, [1]; viii, 511, [1]; engraved portrait frontispiece, 3 maps (2 folding, 1 hand-colored in outline), 16 engraved copperplates (1 folding), 2 wood-engraved plates, a hand-colored geological cross-section, and numerous wood engravings in the text; old library rubberstamps on both title pages, otherwise a very good copy in modern brown buckram, gilt lettering and fillets on spines. ""The expedition sailed in May 1841, and after recruiting 133 Africans on the west coast entered the Niger on [August 13]. The first death, of an instrument-maker, occurred the same day. In the delta the commissioners negotiated with the Obi ... and at Idah, 320 kilometers upstream, formed a treaty with the Attah, who agreed to 'sell' them a tract of land. By this time fever was beginning to take its toll and by [September 17] seven were dead and sixty were sick ... Although William Allen, in view of the number of sick, urged Trotter to return to the coast Trotter ... decided to push on up the Niger ... as far as Eggan where Bird Allen (no relation to William Allen) became so ill that on [October 3] they had to turn back"" (Howgego, II, p. 594-95). "

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        Österreichische Zeitschrift für Pharmacie 1848 - 1862. Zweiter bis sechszehnter Jahrgang (ohne Jg. 13) in 14 Bänden. Herausgegeben und redigirt von M. S. Ehrmann, (bis Jg. 1851 unter Mitwirkung von W. F. Sedlaczek), ab 1857 redigirt von Jos. Ehrmann, 1862, redigirt von Franz Klinger.

      Wien: Carl Ueberreuter, 1848 - 1862. je Band ca 400 Seiten, gelegentliche Abbildungen auf Tafeln. 21, 5 x 14, 5 cm, zeitgenössische mit Marmorpapier bezogene Pappbände, mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf Rückenschildern. Hier ohne die Jahrgänge 1 und 13, sonst vollständig, nach 1862 keine weiteren Jahrgänge. Martin S. Ehrmann war Doktor der Chemie, Magister der Pharmacie, k.k. Professor, beeideter Gerichts-Chemiker und mehrerer gelehrten Vereine Mitgliede etc. - Einbände etwas berieben, Titel gestempelt, alte Standortsignaturen auf den Rücken, sonst noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,20 EUR Pharmacie Pharmazie Chemie Apotheker Österreichische Zeitschrift Apotheke

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        Zittavia oder: Zittau in seiner Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd.

      Zittau Seyfert - 1849 1848 - lithogr. Titelblatt, 44 SS. u. 19 ( 1 doppelblgr. ) lithogr.Tafeln; Titel, SS. 45-120 u. 23 ( 2 doppelblgr. ) lithogr. Taf. sowie 2 mehrf. gefalt. Rundprospecte und einige Textholzschnitte, qu.- 8°, neuer HLdr.- Bd. im. St.d. Zt m. marmorierten Deckelbezügen, Lederecken, goldgepr. Rtit. u. Rvg. Mit einer Vielzahl von Ansichten ( teilweise zwei Ansichten auf einem Blatt ) aus Zittau und Umgebung. Der mehrfach gefaltete "Rundprospekt vom Thurme der Johanniskirche" mit einem Erläuterungsblatt zu vielen Gebäuden ( kleine Einrisse hinterlegt). Durchgängig leicht stock- und fingerfleckig. - Nicht bei Engelmann. - Sehr selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apuntes para la historia de la guerra entre Mexico y los Estados Unidos

      Mexico City: Tipografia de Manuel Payno (hijo) [and] Ignacio Cumplido, 1848. First edition. Large 8vo, 25 x 17cm, pp [vi], [402], [2 -- index], with 28 lithograph plates, of which 13 are folding maps and battle-plans, 1 is a (folding) list of the Mexican arsenal, and 14 are portraits of the major figures in the war, both Mexican and American. This is often noted as the primary first-hand account of the war from the Mexican viewpoint. It was so critical of Santa Anna's role in the war that he, as President, ordered all copies to be collected and burned and the contributors to be arrested and sent into exile. Sabin notes: "Extremely rare ... the account of the campaigns differs vastly from the American reports." The publication of the book started as a series of pamphlets, issued to subscribers by this group of eminent Mexican intellectuals, all of whom were participants in the government in one way or another during the conflict. The pamphlets and lithographs were then collected into a volume by the subscriber, if desired, and sent to the binder, so that the resulting copies have various collations with regard to the plates. There even shows up occasionally a 14th map or battle plan (Resaca de Guerrero: a facsimile is laid in), though Howes and Eberstadt note 13 maps, Palau only 12, Sabin notes 23 lithographs (maps and portraits combined), and OCLC doesn't enumerate! It was only at the publication of Prieto's memoirs that his dominant role in the composition of the work became known. One chapter is devoted to the seizure of California (Alta California) and the Bear Flag Revolt, which is a very fair account from the Mexican point of view. The binding is contemporary green leather over marbled boards, spine gilt-lettered and decorated. Very slight water-staining at the very top half inch or so of text, not affecting text or images and barely noticeable. Very good copy.

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        Das Buch der Belohnung. Eine Sammlung von Erzählungen und unterhaltenden geschichtlichen Darstellungen.

      A. Bagel,, Wesel, 1848 - Wesel, A. Bagel, (1848). 16x10 cm. 2 Bl., 288 S. Mit 12 lithograph. Tafeln. Pp.-Bd. der Zeit. mit bedrucktem Überzugspapier. Inhalt: Alte und neue Fabeln. - Naturgeschichtliches Lesebüchlein. - 20 Erzählungen zur bildenden Unterhaltung. - Schöne Sagen aus dem deutschen Vaterlande. - Kleine Gedichte zur Uebung im Declamiren. - Kriegsbilder aus den Jahren 1813, 14 und 15. - Wilhelm's Lehr- und Wanderjahre. - Wanderungen durch Deutschland. - Leben Friedrichs des Grossen. - Der Marschall Vorwärts. - Christoph Columbus. - Benjamin Franklin. - Die Tafeln betitelt: Wie Braun der Bär nach Honig geht. - Die Wölfe. - Die verlorne Jugendzeit. - Die Schmiede im Walde. - Theodor Körner's Tod. - Folgen des Krieges. - Wilhelm's Abschied vom Elternhause. - Wanderung über den St. Bernhard. - Der kleine Fried. Wilh. III. spielt Ball im Arbeitszimmer Frieds. II. - Blüchers Tod. - Muth und Ausdauer. - Franklin's Besuch beim Pfarrer Matthew. - (Kanten berieben. Überzugspapier im Rückengelenk und an den Ecken teils abgesplittert. Innen vereinzelt fleckig, gutes Exemplar). Pp.-Bd. der Zeit. mit bedrucktem Überzugspapier.

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        ITSUKUSHIMA ZUE: PICTORIAL DESCRIPTION OF ITSUKUSHIMA-SHRINEAND MIYAJIMA ISLAND.

      Hiroshima 1848, Hiroshima Shurin. Blue stitched stiff wrs.,. 10 vol. set, 508 double-folded leaves, 316 double-page, 6. full page woodcut illustrations, woodblock printed on hand-. made mulberry paper, ca. 18 x 25.5 cm., covers bit rubbed,. A MAGNIFICIENT GUIDE TO MIYAJIMA & ITSUKUSHIMA SHRINE contents clean, solid, contained in a blue cloth folding case Chitsu, bone clasps. An important guide to the shrine and island. *** THE ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR: Illustrated by students of the Tosa school, Fujiwara Kai, Hoen, Uchi Takumi no Kami Taira no Ason Zaimei, Kokei et al., famous Fujiwara family artists. *** DESCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS 'SHRINE ISLAND' MIYAJIMA: The first part is devoted to the description of the island, shrines, processions & festivals. The balance illustrates and describes the magnificent early treasures owned by the Itsukushima shrine. * TEMPLE TREASURES: This includes a collection of Noh and other masks, drums, Koto, flutes, Biwa, musical instruments used in performance of dances and plays on the stage which is seems to float and be suspended over the water. Also screens, hand scrolls, Uchiwa or fans, early Kimono, other clothes and costumes used for the dance and theatre. * BUDDIST OBJECTS: Vrajna or Tibetan Buddhist ritual objects, lacquer ware, Buddhist art works, portable Buddhist shrines. Volume 8 is devoted exclusively to swords, sword furniture & Samurai Armour. *** ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN JAPAN: . Itsukushima Island is located just below Hiroshima on the Inland Sea in the ancient province of Aki. It is famous for being one of Japan's three most beautiful landscapes. It is celebrated for its Shinto temples dedicated to the three daughters of Susano-o commonly called Miya-jima [shrine island]. In 1555, Mori Motonari built a castle in Itsukushima, it was in this island that he defeated Sue Harukata. The island is a magnificent treasure-house for antiquities from the mid-16th century. The work is a charming guide to the Island, known for it's tame deer and wonderful ocean views. *** STUNNINGLY ILLUSTRATED: Loaded with lovely period illustrations of the people, shrines, festivals & celebrations. Miyajima Island is loaded with wonderful shrines of all sizes & descriptions, this work shows a great amount of them in their pine-forest setting. Perhaps the most copious single period resource on the island and its great shrines. Being one of three most beautiful places in all of Japan, makes this an important and valuable reference source. *** REFERENCE: . E. Papinot: HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF JAPAN, p.219. * C. Mitchell: THE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF THE NANGA, MARUYAMA, SHIJO...p.312-3, L. Brown, p.110. * J. Edgren: CATALOGUE OF THE NORDENSKIOLD COLLECTION OF JAPANESE BOOKS...p.181, #550. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Accord des intérets dans l'association et besoins des communes.

      Capelle, Paris 1848 - In-16 de 128-(1) pp., demi-maroquin rouge, dos orné à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Deuxième édition, améliorée et augmentée. Bel exemplaire. Del Bo p. 45.

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        BOJI YOJYO KAGAMI: A MODEL OF WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE & RULES OFSexual Life: An Anat

      [Japan c. 1848]. A single large sheet, woodblock printed. in vegetal colors by hand on hand-made paper, 38 x 51.5 cm.,. minor but mended pin holes, old folds weak, minor scuffing,. but excellent condition for such a RARE grand size print.. A FANTASTIC LOOK AT HOW LITTLE WOMEN MAKE BODILY FUNCTIONS This superb and most rare example, shows a Japanese woman smoking a Kiseru pipe, as she holds a black & gold lacquered box with tissues over the handle. The whole print is done like a pictorial map of bodily functions, with a large crew of tiny women workers performing the work of making the body perform digestion and all related functions. . From the top, as the woman inhales the smoke from her Kiseru pipe, there are two women who operate the mechanical bellows [often used in metal & Japanese sword production] by pushing & pulling to "pump" & fan lung activity. One just rests while the woman is at ease. Another pair of female workers have hand held fans as an auxiliary to lung pumping. . The heart is surrounded by flames, indicating this is the source of emotions: greed is displayed by a woman who is the book-keeper, who counts the money, another is in charge of actual money or gold Ryo coins. . These two areas are in her breast area, and the breasts are shown, the right side shows a mother scolding a child for taunting cats. . The process of digestion begins just under this area with a team of women who haul buckets of food. . Another pair of women tend the Kama or rice cooker made of metal held over a fire with another woman who blows through a bamboo tube to force the fire to surge, thereby cooking the rice. . This is also the origin of the "fires" of the emotions of the heart. Others haul rice, tea & other workers prepare things to eat on a small road leading towards a stone grain [grist] grinder, attended by two other workers who turn the grist mill while the other rakes the grain. . Other organs are represented by a woman who fans the hot food to cool it before it proceeds along the digestion path. The results of the grist mill is poured into what appears as circular intestines dividing the results into liquid and solid. . The solid is raked into fields, the liquid goes down to be discharged. Adjacent to the uterus are the fallopian tubes, which shows an elder women in fine Kimono dress holding fans; This is the source of sexuality, one illustration shows a very old woman with a cane being tended by a younger woman. . All internal organs are identified from the top: lungs, heart, liver, pancreas, stomach and the small & large intestines. . There is a profusion of descriptive text surrounding and within the illustration, oval paragraph markers. Each paragraph explains the function of each organ. In the heart, GREED is the subject of the illustrated, as a woman worker brings Gold down a ladder from above the throat. . This is a superb example created for the common Japanese woman to understand the complex biological process with a visual aid, and in simple Japanese context. *** THE PAIR AS A COMPLETE SET: The male counter part to this print was also issued at about the same time by the same artist. The matching pair were produced to give the Japanese common people a simple way to understand the complex system of human anatomy, digestion and the workings of internal organs. Although the female version was surely sexual in nature, there are no examples of this print being signed by the artist nor is there any Shogun's censor's seal present. The work was the production of an underground effort. *** SUPPRESSED PRINT, LACKS SHOGUN APPROVAL SEAL: One can only assume this was unsigned because the artist knew that such exposure of women's private and internal sexual parts were prohibited by the Bakufu, thus this work would never have been approved by the censors. The work is therefore lacking the artist's name, censor approval seal. . This and its companion male example were very likely published in a very small printing. This male counter part print [executed by the same artist] with title: INSHOKU YOJYO KAGAMI] was not signed, but the first male example was signed and censor sealed. All subsequent examples and variants lack any artist signature and censor seal. Thus they were considered "contraband" and those associated with the artistic work, printing production and distribution subject to death under the Shogun's prohibition against "licentious" or works critical of the Shogun. By virtue of the lack of signature and censor's approval seal, this work was already known to be too licentious to be approved by the Shogun for publication. . Suppressed by the censors, what few were printed, were coveted and surely kept out of public view. Items like this were secretly coveted, and traded privately. Both the male and female print examples are considered exceptionally and very RARE ! *** GRAND SIZE KAWARA-BAN PRINT, DELUXE EDITION ON LARGE PAPER: . It is also obvious that the publication of this set of prints was an expensive production. By virtue of the fact that no other single broadside [Kawara ban] was issued in this grand size on a single sheet paper. Large maps of the era were printed on small sheets then glued together, and other Kawara ban never approached this size of single sheet. Thus, the cost of special order extra large handmade paper, in addition to a set of 7-8 cherry wood blocks to complete all colors would have pushed the cost factor to a extra ordinary high level. * Ordinary woodcut prints were typically about 9 x 14 inches, [23 x 36 cm.] and called Oban. This print is two & one third larger. The standard production off a set of wood blocks is known to be about 200 with no gaps in between the printing process, as the blocks dry they begin to warp and check, rendering them useless for any quality reprinting. Thus, the printing of this set of prints must have been done at a very fast pace, without rest time to print the complete multi-color work and all copies before the blocks became useless. The larger the blocks the faster they warp and become useless. One may deduce from all of these factors, that who ever initiated this clearly was a person of means. One can also presume that a Japanese physician or Rangaku-sha [Scholar of Dutch learning] was behind this in an effort to teach the public about basic health and sexual hygiene & functions, as well as other subjects. This was contrary to Shogun law. *** REFERENCES: . Gordon Mestler: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN. After careful perusal of this work, one is at a loss to learn that Mestler some how missed this and the male companion woodcut print. * Sen Nakahara: MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF DENTISTRY IN UKIYOE: see p.143 and plate #113, also for the male version, see pp. 144-145, #'s 114 & 115. with brief explanation on p.156. * OBSCURE REFERENCE: Richard Lane.: ASIA SCENE, December 1967, POPULAR ANATOMY AND POPULAR PIONEER SURGEONS. Illustrates the male and female prints. pp.113-114, Lane attributes the artist to be the "Utagawa school ca. 1840's" and he penned in the copy of this article to us the name to be Yoshimune as a guess, but that was incorrect. Yoshimune [1817-1880] could not be the artist because we later acquired a copy of the male version which clearly states the artist's name to be Utagawa Ittosai, but surely of the same Utagawa Kuniyoshi school. Ittosai was a star pupil of Kuniyoshi. pp.113-114, Lane attributes the artist to be the "Utagawa school ca. 1840's" and he penned in the copy of this article to us the name to be Yoshimune as a guess, but that was incorrect. Yoshimune [1817-1880] could not be the artist because we later acquired a copy of the male version which clearly states the artist's name to be Utagawa Ittosai, but surely of the same Utagawa Kuniyoshi school. Ittosai was a star pupil of Kuniyoshi. * An another illustration of the male print companion was found in an obscure & unknown newspaper [?] announcement of a Smithsonian MUSEUM OF HISTORY & TECHNOLOGY exhibition, no date cited. * L.P. Laurance: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.204 for details. Ittosai [worked 1848-1868] was his "studio" or painter's name. He was a fine pupil of the famous Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Ittosai was known as an Ukiyo-E printmaker. * Sen Nakahara.: MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF DENTISTRY IN UKIYOE: illustrates this on p.143 as #113, by Yoshitsuna Ittosai who is same as Utagawa Yoshitsuna]. Also on pp.144-145 are the examples of the male version of this work. Brief explanation on p.156. * [GRMEK, M.D. ] et al. LA MEDECINE JAPONAISE. Who illustrates the male counterpart of this print as his plate III. * P. Huard et al: CHINESE MEDICINE, page 85, it cites this wood engraving as "the physiology of digestion according to Chinese & Japanese theories." He wrongly attributes this to Utagawa Kunisada. This example shows the male companion to the female example. *** In all cases these prints are exceptionally rare & important examples for the male and female anatomical knowledge. Always RARE ! when found. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        INSHOKU YOJYO KAGAMI & BOJI YOJYO KAGAMI: A MODEL OF MEN'S &WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE

      [Japan c.1848, n.p.]. A matching pair, large broadsides,very. good, vegetal colored woodblock prints, hand-printed on hand. made Kawaraban large Washi paper, size ca: 36.5 x 50 cm.,. with title cartouche and adjacent texts. A RARE SET COMPLETE. SUPERB ANATOMICAL WOODCUTS SHOWING THE FUNCTION OF ORGANS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY IN JAPAN CA. 1848: The general understanding of "medicine" in the daily lives of the common Japanese was exceptionally limited. They truly lived on superstitious beliefs, or some believed in some primitive Chinese-related traditional and ancient medical practices, most of which were anecdotal. Japanese of this period had little factual knowledge, and lacked reliable, "medical" knowledge of how their bodies actually functioned. The name of and workings of various organs were not well understood. * With the appearance of this set of large sized color charts showing the bodily functions and names had a great impact and value on to a society of rather ignorant people. Hitherto these people only had rudimentary concepts on the workings of their own bodies. This print gave graphic insights to the workings and functions in laymen terms. * An unique look at how ingenious Japanese physicians conceived of and applied known native concepts of "medical technology" and expanded on that to give ordinary Japanese a better insight to actual bodily functions. These physicians utilized every-day products to explained and relate the complex functions of the human organism. A graphic look at the workings of human anatomy expanded the horizons of most Japanese. This set of prints accomplished the goals of the physicians achieving superb results. * THE WORKING OF THE ORGANS: Collecting teams of miniature male or female workers, the bodily functions were reduced to common, familiar & daily activities of rural Japanese in terms of farming, metallurgy, grain production. Also the common practice of making of essential oils, all graphically shown in easy terms of contemporary technological images and supported with easy text and vocabulary, to facilitate understanding. Most every one in Japan during this time understood and had observed these methods of production, so it was natural to assume that the body worked along similar lines. Using examples from daily life helped to insure good understanding of the body. * DESCRIPTION OF THE PAIR OF PRINTS: This superb and most rare example consists of the complete set of two color woodcut prints; "INSHOKU YOJYO KAGAMI" [the male print] & "BOJI YOJYO KAGAMI" [the female print]. Each print shows the complete body with the organ functions, and the resulting bi-products. Biological function is enhanced by emotional motives and other characteristics are portrayed in a similar manner. * The pair of prints clearly shows the major differences between the male and female, their emotions, psychological factors influencing bodily functions, beautifully illustrated with much detail. * "INSHOKU YOJYO KAGAMI" [reflections on the male]: This shows an ordinary Edo period Japanese man drinking a cup of hot Sake [wine], with a tray of celebratory food before him on a tray, perhaps it was New Years ? The tray holds a red snapper with ginger. He is seated and as he drinks, all internal organs are identified from the top: lungs, heart, liver, pancreas, stomach, the large & small intestines. There is a profusion of descriptive text surrounding the illustration, with red lines to indicate the function of each organ, which is described in much detail. The prints are like a road map to the body and its complex components. * THE MALE ORGANS: * The heart shows GREED; showing people bringing gold to the owner, while he pours over his account book. The lungs are shown as a team of men with giant fans making the exchange of air possible, resulting in breathing. Other workers in the stomach show a team of labors with bamboo poles or yokes on their shoulder with wooden buckets suspended at each end carrying food being moved about, as others shovel and hoe food around. Another worker climbs up a ladder to the heart to dump food there ! The process of cleansing [creation & movement of urine] is shown as a group of men pouring buckets of liquid in a press to filter and extract. As the food goes through the digestion process the last stop is the "Mon" or "gates," controlled by two "gate keepers" who allow the flow and refuse to depart. * BOJI YOJYO KAGAMI: [reflections on the female]: This superb and most RARE example, shows a Japanese Oiran or prostitute at leisure. She has the typical elaborate hair pins and stunning silk Kimono, she also displays another sign of her profession: upper lip in red, lower lip in green. She is sitting beside her black and gold lacquered smoking box, and she is smoking a "Kiseru" pipe. Draped over the handle of the smoking box is a large group of Chirishi [toilet paper] used to wipe up after love-making. The whole print was done like a pictorial map of bodily functions, with a large crew of tiny women workers who labor to make the body perform digestion and all related functions. At the top, as the woman inhales the smoke, there are two tiny women who operate the mechanical bellows [often used in metal & Japanese sword production] by pushing & pulling to 'pump' & fan lung activity. One just rests while the woman is at ease. Another pair of female workers have hand held fans as an auxiliary to lung pumping. The heart is surrounded by flames, indicating this is the source of passion and emotions: greed is displayed by a woman who is the bookkeeper, who counts the money, another is in charge of actual money or gold "Ryo" coins. These two areas are in her breast, and the breasts are shown, the right side shows a mother scolding a child for taunting cats. The process of digestion begins just under this area with a team of women who haul buckets of food. Another pair of female workers tend the "Kama" or rice cooker made of metal held over a fire with another worker who blows through a bamboo tube to force the fire to surge, which in turn "fires" the emotions of the heart. Others female workers haul rice, tea & other things to eat on a small pathway leading towards a stone grain [grist] grinder attended by two other workers who turn the grist mill while the other rakes the grain. Other organs are represented by a woman who fans the hot food to cool it before it proceeds along the digestive path. The results of the grist mill is poured into what appears as circular intestines dividing the results into liquid and solid. The solid is raked into fields [typical use by farmers in Japan], the liquid goes down to be discharged. Adjacent to the uterus are the fallopian tubes, which shows an elder women in a fine Kimono holding fans; one shows a very old woman with a cane being tended by a younger woman. * The internal organs are identified from the top: lungs, heart, liver, pancreas, stomach, small & large intestines. There is a profusion of text surrounding and within the illustration, with oval paragraph markers. Each paragraph explains the function of an organ. In the heart, GREED is the subject of the illustrated, as a woman bring Gold down a ladder from above the throat. This was a superb example created for the common woman to understand the complex process with a visual aid, and written in simple Japanese. It is interesting to note, that the female subject of this print is not an ordinary woman, but rather one who was a prostitute, the clear message was that it would have been improper to expose the internal and sex organs of anyone other than a prostitute. * THE EDUCATIONAL USE AND APPLICATION OF THESE MEDICAL PRINTS: The Japanese understanding of their own bodily functions in the mid-19th. century was very limited and basic. This set of prints were used as educational tools by physicians and medical doctors to explain medical problems and causes of illness to the lay public. They were also used by medical teachers to give students a graphic insight to the bodily functions. In essence, these superb examples were created for the common man and woman to understand the complex process put into simple Japanese terms. * VARIANTS: Male There are three variants to the male print: a. The man wears a black and white plaid Kimono over one shoulder with a bottle of Sake near his left hand, with the artist's signature and censor's seal, with gray background. * b. The same similar print of the man but without the Kimono and the bottle of Sake is at his right hand side, with a green background at the bottom one third of the illustration, without the artist's signature or seals. See Nakahara cited below, pp. 144 & 145 i.e. illustrations numbers 114 & 115 for variants a. & b. * VARIANTS: Female: As for the female print there was only one variant. It was later issued in a "cheap edition," without any color, it was issued in "key blocks" or with black outline. This reliable detail was gleaned in a hand-written letter to us from Dr. Richard Lane, a scholar and author of several reference books on Japanese woodcut prints, dated Jan. 30, 1978 [see a scan of this on our web site]. Wherein he wrote to us about these two prints. "...My books are 1/2 started & I've only found "medical" discussion of the "male" print [by a scholar who was unaware of the "female" one--which is rarer]--the [one] I know. There's a discussion of the banning of the latter, somewhere. However, I have dug out my own 1967*** very preliminary study of them and enclose this shows the NON-colored, later ["cheaper"] version of the "female," but the "male" is a similar version to yours. [You can quote this [me] if desired. FOOTNOTE: *** = See Lane's 2 page article on these two prints in ASIA SCENE December 1967, pp.113-114 with illustrations [a scan is on our site]. The "female" print was never signed, nor censor sealed as this print was prohibited as being considered "licentious" by the Shogunate, therefore again as per Dr. Lane's letter cited above, there was in the literature a citation [now lost] concerning the banning of this print. Evidence is clear, a print lacking artist's signature, and without a censor's seal means an unauthorized printing and publication. All prints, books and maps of the period had to have Shogunate censor's approval and seal carved into the woodblocks. Because this print lacks all of that crucial information it means these were never approved by the Shogunate government. They remained unauthorized and "banned" but were printed as the companion to the "male" counterpart. It is worthy to note here, that the first printing of the "male" part was approved by the Shogunate government censors, and therefore also signed by the artist and had the censor's seal. See Nakahara p.114, illustration 114, where these appear. However on the following page 145, illustration number 115 is completely devoid of the artist's signature and the censor's seal. This means that the Shogunate changed its mind after publication and the print was there after "banned" and the "female" print never approved at all. This means the female print was printed in a very small and limited number, and not for sale on the open market but strictly sold covertly. * RARITY: * Per Dr. Lane's letter cited above: "...[the] "female" one --which is rarer..." Gives us a very good insight to this piece of vital information. Dr. Lane had lived in Japan from the early 1950's and had a major collection of Japanese Ehon [illustrated books] and Shunga [erotic prints, books]. He also had a copy of these two prints in his collection, and was in a position to know what "rare" was. His comment that the "female" print was "RARER" was an opinion based on living, writing and collecting Japanese woodblock printed works in Japan for more than 28 years. * In the above letter he even cites a Japanese scholar's unawareness of the existence of the "female" print ! Therefore it is understandable, that indeed the "female" print remains substantially rarer than the male counterpart. Given the fact that the "male" print was approved and published, one can assume that the standard edition of about 200 copies were produced in all. * KAWRABAN: GRAND SIZE OF THE PRINT, PRINTING AND WOODBLOCKS: RARITY OF BROADSIZE [KAWARABAN] PRINTS * It is worthy to note here, that these two prints were "Kawaraban" or double the standard Oban size [ca. 23 x 35 cm.] Therefore these prints were at least twice as costly to make and carve, and used double the paper of standard sized prints. Using a single cherry-wood slab of this large size was expensive and seldom found and even more unusual to use as a single "Kawaraban" or broadside format print. "Kawaraban" was more commonly used in the making of maps, but again many of them were composed of several smaller prints being glued to form a larger size. This single sheet "Kawaraban" print required special large-sized paper and special large blocks. One must remember, that for every color found in each print another block was required. Typical woodblock printing involved a "key block" is done in black outline; next an additional block for every color found in the print. * In this case, this print took at least seven blocks including, covering the "key block," using colors: black, blue green, yellow, red and pink. This is a large number of "Kawaraban" size blocks, other "Kawaraban" never approached this size for a single polychrome print. Most "Kawaraban" were strictly done in "key block" or black ink on white paper. The standard print production of a set of wood blocks was known to be about 200 prints before gaps in between the colors and the "key blocks" began to appear. These 'gaps' were the results of the blocks drying overnight, after the application of water-based inks. As the blocks dried out, they began to warp and check, rendering them useless for any quality reprinting. Therefore the printing of this set of prints must have been done at a very fast pace, without rest time to print the complete multi-color work and all copies before the blocks became useless. The larger the blocks the faster they warp and become useless. One may deduce from all of these factors, that who ever financed this printing was clearly was a person financial means and a great desire to see the work come to fruition. One can also presume that a Japanese physician or Rangaku-sha [Scholar of Dutch learning] was behind this in an effort to teach the public about basic health issues even if contrary to Shogun law. The strong desire to educate the public was a altruistic endeavor and had obvious risks by openly going against the Shogun's policy against licentious print production. * "DO-GOODERS" PRODUCE THIS SET OF PRINTS FOR THE PUBLIC: * Therefore, given the large and extra costs to produce this set of prints, in terms of super-sized blocks and extra large "Kawaraban" hand-made "Washi" paper, in addition to the carving and printing costs, are clear examples of a great desire to bring these prints to the public's eye. It is therefore worthy to contemplate that the actual costs of these prints were partially borne by "do-gooders" in the medical community*** [see footnote below]. In that cast, in our opinion, the "male" part was produced in two printings and variants, in total yielding about 400 prints in all [i.e. 200 per each printing]. The "female" print was done in a single version, yielding about 200 copies in all. The later, "cheap" edition that Dr. Lane has spoken of is not something we have ever seen nor found in any collections throughout the world, and we now question the actual existence of any "key block" editions of either or both prints. The examples he used in his ASIA SCENE article seem to have been the colored versions. Therefore we feel that in all there were no more than about 400 prints of the two "male" editions and no more than 200 of the "female" edition, thus the understandable comment from Dr. Lane comment about the "female" version being the "RARER" of the two prints. * FOOTNOTE: A prime example of a "do-gooder" was Matsukawa Hanzan was a grand innovator who took it upon himself to educate the average Japanese in agriculture, nature, natural science, medicine and a host of other "foreign and Western technological and scientific subjects. Perhaps he or group of his like-minded colleagues collected their assets to produce this set of prints for the general education and benefit to the public good. * YOSHITSUNA'S BURNING DESIRE TO FINISH HIS SERIES OF TWO: * Based on the fact that there was no signature nor Shogunate censor's seal on the "female" print, we must assume that Yoshitsuna had a burning desire to finish his series. He may have been one of those people who had no compunctions about disregarding what he felt was the public's "need to know" about their own sexuality and their own bodily functions. He was obviously willing to risk all by printing the second part of this series about the female body. Anyone in the Shogunate government would know, by looking at the "female" print that it must have been done by the one-in-the-same as the artist who did the "male" version. The profile is the exact; both the "male" and "female" look to their right, both show the same kind of pose, both have the same open structure of the internal organs, both show the actions of the internal organs as staffed by miniature humans: men for the "male" print; women for the "female" print. Both are of the same physical size. "male" ca. 38.5 x 51.5 cm., "female" 37 x 50.5 cm. Both have title cartouche at the upper right corner. Stylistically, they are remarkably similar in composition and nature. These are indeed the works of the same artist, See Nakahara for authorship proof. * CONDITION: * These prints are rare and seldom found in a matching pair on the open market. Each print has been professionally re-backed in Japan, using rice glue and hand-made very thin "Washi" paper to reinforce and give substance to the original tissue-like paper that was very thin and fragile. * The "male" print is exceptionally clean, but has been previously been folded three times and shows some dustiness on some of the fold lines; there is a faint blemish on his left elbow and knee, with an occasional 3-4 small blemishes here and there. The paper is solid and the registry is very good, with clear text and images throughout. There are two or three small pin holes which are covered and solid with the re-backing, all-in-all a very good example of an exceptionally rare print. * The "female" print has been previously folded 3-4 times and shows some dustiness on some of the fold lines; there are two black "collector's seals" chops in the lower right outside margin, with a few small discoloration's here and there. There was some weakness to one or two fold lines plus some old minor worming, the upper & lower left corner areas had some loss, all of which are now stabilized with the re-backing. There is an overall slight dustiness and a bit of rubbing here and there, the print is now stable and sold. * REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY: * After careful perusal of G. Mestler's: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN, after careful perusal of this work, one is at a loss to learn that Mestler missed this and stunning work. * L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, we are guided by Richard Lane again, in his hand-corrected copy of his ASIA SCENE 1967 article, which he personally sent to me, wherein he has changed the authorship from the published "Utagawa School ca. 1840's to be [Yoshimune]. It must be remembered, that Lane's article was a "work in progress" and therefore subject to final confirmation as to the artist's name. See L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.204 for info on Yoshimune [1819-1879]. One is hard put to agree with Lane on this point, for in fact, the high quality of the art work would preclude Yoshimune from being capable of doing this set of superb prints when he was just in his early-mid twenties. Therefore the exact author/artist will remain a mystery. However, we can assume he was a sort of medical rebel as he clearly went against the Shogun censors and did publish the set of prints including the female companion work until the authorities either got too close or he was shut down buy them. Utagawa Yoshitsuna [Ittosai] was the name assigned by Sen Nakahara in his: MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF DENTISTRY IN UKIYOE, p.144-145 with brief explanation on p.156. The artist Yoshitsuna is listed in L. Roberts: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.204 for details, who flourished 1848-1868 is a more likely the correct candidate. Aka Ittosai his "studio" or painter's name and he was a fine pupil of the famous Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Ittosai was known as a Ukiyo-E printmaker, who had the skill and experience to produce this magnificent set of works. * We have included a scan from an unknown newspaper [?] article, perhaps an announcement for a Smithsonian MUSEUM OF HISTORY & TECHNOLOGY exhibition, no date cited. * P. Huard et al: CHINESE MEDICINE, page 85, it cites this wood engraving as "the physiology of digestion according to Chinese & Japanese theories." He wrongly attributes this to Utagawa Kunisada. * MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY IN JAPAN CA. 1848: An unusual look at how the Japanese conceived of and applied known native "technology" used in the making of daily and common products related to human anatomy. Collecting teams of male or female workers, the bodily functions were reduced to familiar and daily known methods of farming, metallurgy, grain production, essential oils, in easy terms of contemporary technological vocabulary, to facilitate easy understanding by common Japanese. Most every one in Japan during this time understood and had observed these methods of production, so it was natural to assume that the body worked along similar lines. Using examples from daily life helped to insure understanding of the body via these terms. * [GRMEK, M.D. ] et al. LA MEDECINE JAPONAISE. Illustrates the male portion of the pair in his work as plate III. * Richard Lane. Original letter sent to us held on file. * Sen Nakahara: MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF DENTISTRY IN UKIYOE: see p.143 and plate #113, also for the male version, see pp. 144-145, #'s 114 & 115. with brief explanation on p.156. * OBSCURE REFERENCE: Richard Lane.: ASIA SCENE, December 1967, POPULAR ANATOMY AND POPULAR PIONEER SURGEONS. Illustrates the male and female prints. pp.113-114, Lane attributes the artist to be the "Utagawa school ca. 1840's" and he penned in the copy of this article to us the name to be Yoshimune as a guess, but that was incorrect. Yoshimune [1817-1880] could not be the artist because we later acquired a copy of the male version which clearly states the artist's name to be Utagawa Ittosai, but surely of the same Utagawa Kuniyoshi school. Ittosai was a star pupil of Kuniyoshi. pp.113-114, Lane attributes the artist to be the "Utagawa school ca. 1840's" and he penned in the copy of this article to us the name to be Yoshimune as a guess, but that was incorrect. Yoshimune [1817-1880] could not be the artist because we later acquired a copy of the male version which clearly states the artist's name to be Utagawa Ittosai, but surely of the same Utagawa Kuniyoshi school. Ittosai was a star pupil of Kuniyoshi. * An another illustration of the male print companion was found in an obscure & unknown newspaper [?] announcement of a Smithsonian MUSEUM OF HISTORY & TECHNOLOGY exhibition, no date cited. * Pierre Huard et al: CHINESE MEDICINE, page 85, he cites this as "...the physiology of digestion according to Chinese & Japanese theories." He has wrongly attributed this to Utagawa Kunisada. *** In all cases these prints are exceptionally rare & important examples for the male and female anatomical knowledge. Always RARE ! when found. * Color scans can be sent by email Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Scenery of the White Mountains: with sixteen plates, from the drawings of Isaac Sprague

      Boston: Crosby, Nichols & Company, 1848. Folio. (16 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches). 16 lithographed plates by F. F. Oakley's Litho. or S. W. Chandler & Bro. Litho. after Isaac Sprague. (Light dampstain along bottom edge). Original green cloth, upper cover with gilt-blocked decorative vignette containing the title, rebacked to style using matching cloth A classic series of landscape views in New Hampshire and Maine. The lithographed plates comprise: 1) The White Mountains; 2) Mount Crawford; 3) The Notch of the White Mountains; 4) The Lower Cascade of the Notch; 5) The Gate of the Notch; 6) The Falls of the Amonoosuck; 7) The Granite Cliffs of the Falls (two views on one plate); 8) The Franconia Notch; 9) Profile Mountain at Franconia; 10) The Profile Rock; 11) The Basin, in Lincoln, N.H.; 12) The Flume, in Lincoln, N.H.; 13) Nancy's Bridge; 14) Mt. Crawford, from the Notch (two views on one plate); 15) Mount Washington (two views on one plate); and 16) Mt. Washington, over Tuckerman's Ravine. Howes O1; Sabin 56387.

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        Borneo and the Indian Archipelago

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. 22 tinted lithographed plates and numerous wood-engravings to text. viii, 232pp. Small folio. Uncut in twentieth century green cloth, library blindstamp to title page, dampstaining affecting one plate, a bit grubby. Good. 22 tinted lithographed plates and numerous wood-engravings to text. viii, 232pp. Small folio. Francis was the son the rather more famous Frederick Marryat. This is his finely illustrated account of Sir Edward Belcher's 1843-46 voyage on HMS Samarang. The purpose of the voyage was to survey the important ports of Singapore, Borneo, Hong Kong, Macao, the Philippines, Japan and others. This work is distiguished by the author's lithographs. Abbey Travel, 549; Hill, 1088

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        LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF THE ACCOMPLISHED FORGER AND SWINDLER, COLONEL MONROE EDWARDS

      New York, 1848. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers worn at edges, torn along spine. An occasional bit of foxing. In very good, original condition. Untrimmed. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case. Edwards, a famous Texas slave smuggler and forger, based his operations at Chenango Plantation in Brazoria County. He made a specialty of smuggling slaves to Brazil from Africa, and then from Cuba to Texas. Eventually he was sentenced to Sing Sing prison for his large-scale forgeries. In an escape attempt in 1847 he was severely beaten by guards, and then died. "Accomplished swindler, forger and Texas adventurer" - Howes. Although sensationalized, this is an amazingly detailed primary source for the schemes, love affairs, and trials of this Texas adventurer. Streeter attributes the work to George Wilkes, one of the editors of the NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE, wherein the account was originally published. "Because of the light the slave trade operation of Edwards throws on the slave trade in Texas and the public reaction to it, the general public interest in the doings of a resourceful and ingenious top-notch crook who happened to play a minor part in the history of Texas, a modern discussion of his life would seem to be an interesting subject for an article..." - Streeter.

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        JOURNAL OF WILLIAM H. RICHARDSON, A PRIVATE SOLDIER IN THE CAMPAIGN OF NEW AND OLD MEXICO

      New York, 1848. Original pictorial green wrappers. Early ownership signature at top of front wrapper. Very clean and fresh internally. Near fine. Third edition, after the very rare first edition of 1847 and the rare second edition of 1848, of this important Wagner-Camp and Mexican War title. This third edition remains quite scarce and is seldom met with in commerce. Richardson enlisted as a mounted volunteer due to patriotism engendered on the 4th of July in Carrollton, Missouri. He took part in Doniphan's expedition over the Santa Fe Trail in the fall of 1846, heading south to El Paso by the first of the New Year, then on to Chihuahua and eventually to Matamoros, where the command shipped by boat to New Orleans. By July 10, Richardson was back home in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and the first edition of his fascinating journal was published before the end of 1847 in the nearest city, Baltimore. An important and well-written account of overland travel along the Santa Fe Trail during the Mexican-American War.

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

      Washington, D.C.: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers. Very Good. 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Rebound with bue half-leather binding over marbled paper boards, gilt imprint. Lightly rubbed and bumped edges and corners. Soil on edges. Light soil and foxing on some pages. Plate number 11, Hierogliphics is missing; all four maps present. Senate edition, 30th Congress, 1st Session, SED No. 7. Maps include: Sketch of the Actions Fought at San Pasqual in Upper California between the Americans and Mexicans Dec. 6th & 7th. 1846; Sketch of the Passage of the Rio San Gabriel Upper California by the Americans, Discomfiting the Opposing Mexican Forces January 8th. 1847; Sketch of the Battle of Los Angeles Upper California Fought between the Americans and Mexicans Jany. 9th. 1847; and Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas, Rio del Norte and Rio Gila, by W. H. Emory, Lieut. Top. Engrs. Assisted from Fort Leavenworth to Santa Fe, by Lieuts. J. W. Abert and W. G. Peck. And from Santa Fe to San Diego on the Pacific, by Lieut W. H. Warner and Mr. Norman Bestor, Made in 1846-7, with the Advance Guard of the Army of the West, Under Command of Brig. Gen. Stephn. W. Kearny. Constructed under the Orders of Col. J. J. Abert. Ch. Corps Top. Engrs. 1847. This last map is the large folding one. This report and the map became an important source for westward bound explorers, with descriptions of the country and the Pima, Apache, Maricopa, and Navajo peoples. Howes E 145, Graff 1249, Wagner-Camp 148: 1. ; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 416 pp .

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        The Rose Garden. In two Divisions. 1. Embracing the history of the rose, the formation of the rosarium . 2. Containing an arrangement, in natural groups, of the most esteemed varieties of roses recognised and cultivated.

      London: Sherwood, Gilbert, & Piper , 1848. Collation, [12],177,[3],pp, 15 full page coloured plates. Bound in period publishers green blind stamped cloth, with gilt title lettering. Cloth rubbed on edges, slight wear loss, especially on head and tail of spine, some fading/staining. Binding in good condition. Internally, endpaper joints split but contents still firm, early owners name and address on endpaper and title page. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A good copy. A67. First Edition. Near Very Good. Large 8vo.

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        [American Seamens Friends Society, engraved certificate with manuscript additions] This is to certify That "Rev. Leander Thompson" by a Donation of "Twenty" Dollars from "his congr. in S Hadley is constituted a" Life "Member" of the American Seamen's Friend Society New York. "Febr 5th" 18"48 Edward Richardson" President. "Charles N. Talbot" Treasurer. Attest. "John Spaulding" Secretary

      [New York, 1848. Steel engraving by Pollack after Wade, completed in pen and ink. Sheet size: 15 x 20 5/8 inches. An attractive certificate with a large view of Governor's Island from Manhattan. To the left, the tallest building is the Sailor's Home, a hostel which opened in May 1842 at 190 Cherry Street, New York City. At dock across the street from the hostel is the "Wesleyan Floating Bethel" - in effect a floating mission,, dedicated in November 1844 (Rev. Hedstrom, minister). The vessel in the middle of the image, with 'Temperance' on the pennant at the main mast, may be the "floating Church of our Saviour", which was consecrated in February 1844 (Rev. B.C.C. Parker Minister, of the Protestant Episcopal Church). In the background: Governor's Island. The American Seaman's Friend Society started operations in New York City in May 1828, and by the time of the present certificate was well established with dedicated funds, churches, hostels and orphanages. The present certificate was given to the Reverend Leander Thompson, as the representative of his congregation which had raised $20 for the Society. Thompson served as the pastor of the Congregational Church (South Hadley Falls) in Holyoke, Mass., from 1843 to 1850. Cf. Fowble Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680-1880 pp. 516-519.

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        Sammlung von 60 Bänden mit Monographien zur Weltgeschichte.

      Leipzig, Lorck, 1848/61. - Mit einigen gestochenen Portraits, einheitliche Halbleinenbände der Zeit, 19,5 x 12,5 cm, Rücken verblichen, innen teils etwas stockfleckig. Die Sammlung enthält die Bände 1 bis 40 (ohne Band 35 – dieser fehlt auch in der Auflistung der Einzelbände des Süddeutschen Bibliotheksverbundes) der von Friedrich Bülau herausgegebenen „Historischen Hausbibliothek", 11 Bände der ebenfalls von Bülau herausgegebenen Reihe „Moderne Geschichtsschreiber" (ohne den 3. Band der „Geschichte von Indien", 3 Bände „Historisches Jahrbuch" (1853/56) sowie 7 Monographien ohne Reihentitel, die wahrscheinlich auch zur „Historischen Hausbibliothek" gehören (die Auflistung des Süddeutschen Bibliotheksverbundes kann ebenfalls ca. 15 Nummern der Reihe nicht mit Titel auflisten). Die Bände 41 bis 61 der Sammlung mit kleinem Papieraufkleber Nummer 41 bis 61.

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        [St. George's Hall. The Garter Banquet in 1844. The guests seated, Windsor Castle

      London: Thomas McLean, 1848. Chromolithograph, finished by hand and mounted on card mount with ink-ruled border. Signed by artist in ink under lower left corner of image. Very good condition apart from some mild rippling and overall light soiling on mount. A fine image of the interior of Windsor Castle, recording the banquet given on the occasion when Louis Philippe, King of France, was awarded the Order of the Garter by Queen Victoria. This high quality plate, mounted in imitation of a watercolour, is from Joseph Nash's Views of the Interior and Exterior of Windsor Castle , published in London in 1848. Abbey, Scenery, 360, plate 10.

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        Newport and its Environs, illustrated by a series of views

      Newport, 1848. Oblong folio. (12 1/8 x 16 7/8 inches). Tinted lithographic title with vignette. 11 lithographic plates, all after Mason. Contemporary maroon cloth, upper cover with centrally blocked panel containing title 'Newport / and / environs' lettered in gilt. The earliest collection of Newport views by the prominent Newport architect, George Champlin Mason. These views, a pastoral lithographic tour, are very rare, and are among the first to showcase the town as a recreational haven. OCLC cites only eleven plates and no descriptive text, and locates only four copies in institutional libraries. Bartlett describes only a small format work by Mason: Newport Illustrated, in a Series of Pen & Pencil Sketches. (New York, 1854). "George Champlin Mason was a native of Newport and a man of many talents -- an artist, writer, and prolific architect. Eventually, he took his son into partnership for the design of some of the finest homes and estates in Newport dating from the second half of the nineteenth century. When in his twenties, the elder Mason spent two years abroad, where he studied drawing and architecture in Paris, Florence, and Rome. On his return, Mason prepared the drawings for his first published work, Newport and its environs . It was designated "Volume I," although there is no sign that a second volume ever materialized. All of the views bear Mason's signature and tend to emphasize -- with their attention to cows, ducks, sheep, streams, and fishing -- the pastoral quality of Newport's surroundings" (Deak). Deak calls in error for twelve lithographs, plus the elaborate titlepage. The titlepage vignette which is captioned "Fort Dumpling" is the subject of the first descriptive leaf, and is also included in the list of twelve plates which appears across the top of the titlepage. It is not known who executed the lithography, but in the lower margin of each text leaf, 'Francis Hart, Printer,' of New York is credited with the letterpress. A complete list of the plates follows, in order of appearance: 1) "Fort Dumpling." (title vignette). 2) "Newport from Fort Dunham." 3) "Ellison's Rock near Conrad's Cave." 4) "The Glen." 5) "The Bluff Near Purgatory." 6) "Newport Harbour, from the Blue Rocks." 7) "Easton's Beach." 8) "Head Quarters of Genl. Prescott in 1777." 9) "Coggeshall's Ledge." 10) "Old Stone Mill, Newport." 11) "State House and Parade." 12) "Whitehall." Bartlett p.182 (ref,); Bradford 3247; Deak, Picturing America 558; OCLC 36985187; Sabin 45442.

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        Richter-Album. Eine Auswahl von Holzschnitten nach Zeichnungen von Ludwig Richter in Dresden.

      Wigand Leipzig 1848 ( Erste Ausgabe ) Mit Titelblatt, 115 Holzschnitten auf 85 Blättern, 1 Blatt \" Nachschrift \" so vollständig. Gold- und blindgeprägter Oln, 8° ( 22 x 16 cm ). Einband gering fleckig, Ecken und Kanten gering bestoßen. Innen wenige Blätter gering finger- bzw. stockfleckig, einige Blätter mit schwacher Knickspur. Insgesamt aber wohlerhalten und dekorativ. Erste Ausgabe dieses Albums mit den drolligen und kauzigen Holzschnitten Ludwig Richters.- sehr selten - ( Gewicht 600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Richter, Ludwig Richter, Biedermeier, Humoresken, Deutscher Humor, Erstausgaben

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        Louisa C Adams Free Franked Envelope addressed to John Quincy Adams' niece

      Washington, D.C., November 9 [1848]. 3.25" x 2.25". "Complete Envelope, 3.25"" x 2.25"". Large ""FREE"" postmark ""FREE /WASHINGTON D.C. / NOV 9."" Addressed to ""Miss E.C. Adams / Quincy / Massachusetts."" ""Quincy"" has been crossed out in another hand and ""Boston"" has been penned in. ""Boston"" has been crossed out in pencil and ""Quincy / Ms"" has been penciled in. ""1848"" is penned in another hand. Black wax seal on verso. Light soiling. Fine condition.Former President John Quincy Adams died in Washington, D.C., on February 23, 1848. On March 9, 1848, President James K. Polk signed H. R. No. 231: An act granting the franking privilege to Louisa Catharine Adams. Miss Elizabeth Coombs Adams was John Quincy Adams' niece. Her father was John Quincy Adams' brother, Thomas Boylston Adams. She never married and lived all her life in Quincy, Massachusetts."

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        Official list of officers who marched with the Army under the command of Major General Winfield Scott, from Puebla upon the City of Mexico ... and who were engaged in the battles of Mexico

      Mexico: American Star Print, 1848. Oblong small 4to. (8 x 10 1/4 inches). [24]pp., errata slip pasted to verso of the title. 1 lithographic map of the Battles of Mexico. Original oatmeal-coloured paper wrappers, the upper cover with letterpress title (repaired tears to the upper cover) First and only edition of a scarce work which was "printed on the occupying army's own press" (Howes). The text, in the form of detailed tables, lists the officers with Scott, where they were employed, and whether they were killed, wounded, or distinguished themselves, including, on the first page, Robert E. Lee as the second in command of the Engineer Corps. This copy includes the plan of the battles in the vicinity of Mexico City, which is often lacking. The inside lower cover includes a letterpress printed extract of Scott's summary of the casualties and the magnitude of the victory. Garrett, p.131; Haferkorn, pp.53-54; Howes S243, "aa"

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        The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated into the Choctaw language. Pin chitokaka pi okchalinchi Chisus Klaist in Testament Himona, chahta anumpta atoshowa hoke.

      New York: American Bible Society 12mo (18.1 cm, 7.1"). 818 pp.. 1848 First edition of the first complete New Testament in Choctaw. Variously given as Chahta, Chactas, Chato, Tchakta, Chocktaw, or Chactaw, Choctaw is a language of the Muskogean family, spoken by Native Americans who originally lived in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana before being relocated to Oklahoma. This translation was done by two Presbyterian missionaries, the Revs. Alfred Wright and Cyrus Byington; the Book of a Thousand Tongues says that they were "substantially assisted by Joseph Dukes and W.H. McKinney, educated Choctaws." The Rev. Wright (1788–1853) spent over 30 years among the Choctaw people in Mississippi and Oklahoma. He founded the Wheelock Mission (named for his friend Eleazer Wheelock, Dartmouth College's first president) in 1832, where he was directly involved in developing the Choctaw written language, along with Byington and Dukes. Period-style half morocco and marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title and date. First and last pages slightly smudged, text otherwise clean; a few scattered signatures unopened. A handsome copy of an uncommon and significant New Testament.

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        Mexico illustrated in twenty-six drawings: with descriptive letterpress, in English and Spanish.

      London: E. Atchley Folio extra (51 cm; 20.5"). Lithographic title-page and 25 excellent lithograph plates.. 1848 The mid-19th century was a period of rising interest in travel to "exotic" places, made so much easier with the advent of steam-powered ships and railroads, and it was also one when great forward leaps were made, both technically and artistically, in the production of spectacular illustrated books. Interest in Mexico specificallly soared among Americans and the English during and following the Mexican War of 1846–48, and this work clearly sought to take full and effective advantage of the demand for high quality, large-scale, lithographic view and travel books both generally and in the Mexican particular. As one should expect, the tinted plates here are a combination of original images by Rider and Phillips (the latter known for his landscapes of Mexico) and rerenderings of plates by Gualdi and Nebel. Each plate bears the mark under its lettered place designation, "Day & Son, Litho.rs to the Queen," and among the original views are several of => places not limned by other artists: Zimapán, Lagos, Matamoros, the Llanos of Perote, to mention just four. The descriptive letterpress copy was from the pen of Phillips, secretary to the Real del Monte mining company, and it is presented in both English and Spanish with the English above (see, e.g., "Campeachy" / "Campeche"). The views begin along the Caribbean coast, move inland to Mexico City, then north, and then back to the Gulf Coast. Scenes include Campeche, Jalapa, Orizaba, Perote, Puebla, Popocatepetl, the Valley of Mexico, the Cathedral of Mexico, Veracruz, Zacatecas, a battle scene of Chapultec Castle, el Paseo, and several others. Signed Binding: Contemporary quarter red morocco; flat spine with modest gilt rules top and bottom and gilt title. Red moiré silk on boards; upper board stamped in gilt with "Mexico" and the Mexican national symbol of the eagle with serpent on a nopal. Binding with binder's ticket: "A. Tarrant, 190 1/2 High Holborn." Provenance: Bookplate (early 20th-century) of Almeric Hugh Paget, 1st and sole Baron Queenborough (1861–1949). Among his many and remarkably various interests, in all senses of that word, Lord Queenborough in a Mexican connection was president of the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico (Chihuahua and Pacific Railroad). The portfolio is intact and strong in good++ condition, with the plates expertly conserved and rehinged so that => the volume now safely opens perfectly flat for better appreciation of the contents. Binding with some rubbing to expectable places, and spine with small rectangular area of rubbing/discoloration one inch from the bottom, possibly from an old label; corners bumped with some loss of cloth and cloth generally with light soil, a scattering of small spots, and (to back cover) a patch of old waterstaining not reaching inward. Queenborough bookplate as described to front pastedown; old abrasions and adhesions to rear endpapers. Lithographic title-page and margins of some other plates with small marginal tears at edges, nicely repaired; printed title-page with blank portion at bottom right corner (6" by 9") excised and replaced long ago; one leaf of letterpress description with similar (blank) portion excised and replaced. Text leaves and plates with only the very occasional spot of foxing or "other"; in fact a copy that is notably appealing, and suitable both for study and for exhibition.

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        Gemmi d`Arti Italiane, anno quarto. Contenenti le piu insigni opere italiane di pittura e scultura, state eposte nelle principali accademie.

      Milano e Venezia, Carpano 1848. - Dekoratives Beispiel der italienischen Buchkunst dieser Zeit. 4°. Titelbl. u. Vorwort mehrfarbig lithogr., 7 Bll., 140 (4) S. Mit 18 Tafeln in versch. Techniken. HLdrBd. mit rotem RüSch. (dieser erneuert), Vorderdeckel mit mont. Farblithogr. unter mehrfarb. geprägtem Passepartout, dieses mit kl. Ausriß. Kanten berieb., Ecken etw. bestoßen, insgesamt gutes Exempl.- Die Tafeln zeigen Reproduktionen u. Veduten.

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        Maritime Szene. Bleistift.

      1848 - Monogrammiert "C H" und datiert "48". Auf leichtem Karton. Blattfüllende Ansicht mit einer Hafenszene. Die Fassaden der Gebäude links sind sehr detailliert gezeichnet. Die in Hafen liegenden Segelschiffe sind gekonnt skizziert, eine kleine Gruppe mit Fischern belebt die Szene im Vordergrund. - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig und schwach gebräunt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Portrait of the Late George Lloyd, Esq." [A single Lithographic Print from ORIENTAL ALBUM, Characters, Costumes and Mode of Life, in the Valley of the Nile]

      London: Madden & Malcolm, [1848]. A fine handcoloured lithograph from the first folio edition. An especially famous plate of ORIENTAL ALBUM, after the drawings by E. Prisse d?Avennes done on stone by Bureau and printed by Lemercier in Paris and coloured by hand. A 14 by 11 inch captioned image, on a single folio sheet measuring 21.5 by 14.25 inches, now protected in a 26 by 19 inch gray boards glazed with mylar. A beautifully preserved folio plate, the colours vivid and strong, all very clean and fresh. A WONDERFUL PLATE FROM THE FAMOUS ORIENTAL ALBUM, this being the portrait of Presse's host and close friend for some time during his first travels through Egypt. From 1839-43 it seems they resided together mainly in Luxor in some rooms at the rear of the vast temple at Karnak, and on the Theban west bank where the two companions lived in the tomb of Ahmose (tomb no. 83). They also enjoyed the hospitality of the Greek merchant and antiquities dealer Georgios Triantaphyllos, known as Wardi, who owned a house in the vicinity of the well-known tomb of Nakln. The plate shows him in garb befitting an Arab Sheikh, smoking from a hookah while reclining on luxurious Oriental carpet laid upon the desert sand, behind him a servant tends to three camels. Émile Prisse d'Avennes was a leading French archaeologist, egyptologist, artist, architect and writer. An artist of consummate skill, French to the bone, he was of British blood. He embraced Islam and took the name Edris-Effendi. By nature contentious, he alienated colleagues, yet succored the sick and the poor. Of the hundreds of 19th-century Orientalists - those Western artists, scholars and writers who gravitated to the Islamic world following Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 -few possessed so prodigious an intellect, such a trove of talents, so insatiable a curiosity or so passionate a commitment to record the historical and artistic patrimony of Egypt and Islam. He succeeded brilliantly, wherever his work took him, the insatiably curious young man eagerly tramped through ruins, drew maps and plans, sketched and wrote descriptive accounts of both ancient cities and modern villages.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 22. II. 1848. - 1 S. mit Siegelresten und Adresse verso (Faltbrief). Gr.-4to. An Müller, den langjährigen Kapellmeister am Leopoldstädter Theater und am Theater an der Wien, bekannt als Nestroys Schlagerkomponist: "Da dieser Tage mein Stück '4 Wochen in Ischl' zur Aufführung kommen wird, und heute schon die zweyte Probe war, so bitten Frau von Bekmann, und ich wegen der Instrumentirung des Liedes welches sie, nach bereits genommener Rüksprache und gänzlichem Einverständnisse mit Herrn Kapellmeister Lorzing, in 3 Acte einlegen will - und bittet selbes so schnell als möglich an Frau v. Bekman erfolgen zu lassen. - Beyliegend folgt der Paradisische Apfel in den Adam gewiß nicht gebissen hätte, o wie wäre uns Allen da so gut da wäre auch obige Posse von mir vollkommen! - ich hätte dann nicht nöthig die Tage der Angst, den Abend der Gefahr zu erleben [.]".

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        Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A. With selections from his journals and correspondence, in 2 volumes

      Published by Longmans, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1848 - , xii, 348 pages; & vi, 354 pages, with 32-page publisher's catalogue at rear of volume 1, engraved portrait frontispiece in volume 1, engraved title pages in both volumes First Edition , cloth tanned at spines and edges of covers, rubbed and lightly marked on covers, volume one hinges weakened but holding, few small chips at spine ends, neat owner's inscription on front free endpaper (dated 1871), light spotting and water stains to engraved title pages, textblocks clean and complete, books in good condition , plum cloth with blindstamped design, gilt titles to spine 20.5 cm by 13 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rapport de la commission créée par S. M. Le roi de Sardaigne pour étudier le crétinisme

      1848 - XXVIII, 224, (3) pp. Turin, imprimerie royale, 1848, in-4, XXVIII, 224, (3) pp, demi- chagrin brun, dos orné, 9 planches lithographiées par Doyen et cie. La commission réunie par le roi Charles-Albert fut chargée d'enquêter sur les cas élevés de crétinisme dans les états sardes et plus précisément en Savoie dès 1845. Le rapport, rédigé en italien, traduit et publié en français en 1848, établit que le crétinisme est une maladie due au manque, d'origine congénitale, d'hormones thyroïdiennes. Il se manifeste par un développement physique et mental arrêté. Par ailleurs, cette maladie peut également être due à une carence en iode, notamment dans les régions montagneuses, ce qui entraîne la formation d'un goitre. Le docteur Cerise était un des membres correspondants de cette commission. Il connaissait admirablement la Savoie où il avait grandi et où il aida, quelques années après, Baillarger, alors rapporteur d'une commission d'enquête sur le goitre et le crétinisme. Charles Marie Joseph Despine (1792-1856), directeur de l'École des Mines de Moutiers, inspecteur général des mines du royaume de Sardaigne et administrateur de la dette publique fit aussi partie de cette commission. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Views of the Overland Journey to India from Original Sketches.

      London, Charles Chabot, [1847/1848]. - 12 tinted lithographed plates on unwatermarked wove paper (28 x 38 cm), including a title-page and 11 views. All lithographs printed from a zinc plate by William Alfred Delamotte after drawings by Frances Broughton. Original publisher's lithographed wrappers. Kept in modern brown cloth portfolio. A very rare set of beautiful views of an overland journey from England to India, by way of Egypt and Arabia. Including a view of the entrance to the natural harbour of Aden, showing its mountains, two armed Arabs, a building complex, and a steamer and two smaller ships on the water, a caravan through the desert, awaited by a group of Arabs, and the harbour of Suez. "[I]n the early years of the nineteenth century he [Delamotte] was one of a group of pioneering younger British artists that included Constable and Turner, who sketched landscape in the open in oils" (ODNB). He was active as the drawing-master at the Royal Military College. The title-page and the drawings bear the date 1847 and the publication is mentioned in volume 38 of "The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist" published in 1848. - A few minor spots and slightly browned along the edges, otherwise in very good condition. Abbey, Travel 522. WorldCat (3 copies). For Delamotte: Luke Herrmann, "Delamotte , William (1775-1863)", in ODNB (online ed.). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        MAP OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHOWING THE LOCATION OF BOUNDARIES OF COUNTIES & TOWNSHIPS CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES: THE COURSES OF RAIL ROADS, CANALS & STAGE ROADS

      New York, 1848. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. Very good. This is a finely engraved and detailed general map of the State of New York with two insets: "The St. Lawrence River, from the New York State line to Quebec" and "City of New York, with Part of Brooklyn and Williamsburgh." Canals are shown in blue, and railroads in orange. Not in Rumsey.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THREE VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE: THE ART OF MAKING MASTS, YARDS, GAFFS, BOOMS, BLOCKS, AND OARS; THE ART OF RIGGING; THE ART OF SAIL MAKING

      Charles Wilson (late Norie & Wilson), 1841, 1848, 1843, London - All three of books are bound into a single volume. The full titles and details of the three books are: 1] Published 1841, no author listed. Second edition. The Art of Making Masts, Yards, Gaffs, Booms, Blocks, and Oars, as Practised in The Royal Navy, and According to the Most Approved Methods in The Merchant Service; Including a Description of an Improved Rule for Mast-Makers: Also a New Method, by Whch Large Yards May be Made From Small Trees, and Repaired When Sprung in the Slings, etc. 184 pages with two foldouts and a number of tables: 2] Published 1848. A new edition revised and re-compiled by George Biddlecombe. The Art of Rigging; Containing an Alphabetical Explanation of Terms and Phrases, and Directions for Operations; to Which are Added, Tables of the Relative Strength of Chain and Hempen Cables; Also, The Method of Progressive Rigging Together with Copious Tables of the Qualities and Dimensions of the Standing and Running Rigging, Expressly Adapted for Merchant-Shipping and Yachts. 136 pages with folded frontis and 14 steel engravings: 3] Published 1843. Fourth edition, corrected and improved. No author listed. The Art of Sail-Making, as Practised in The Royal Navy, and According to the Most Approved Methods in the Merchant Service, Accompanied with the Parliamentary Regulations Relative to Sails and Sail-Cloth; The Admiralty Instructions for Manufacturing Canvas for Her Majesty's Navy, Form of Tender, etc. 158 pages with illustrations and tables. The full calf binding was probably done privitely by a previous owner and appears contemporary to the mid 1800's. Marbled endpapers. Text block edges marbled. Spine rebacked with original spine attached. Covers show moderate wear. Owner's signature to two of the three title pages. A very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Trattato delle tre potestà maritale patria e tutelare. Arricchito di tutte le quistioni esaminate nel Trattato dei diritti delle mogli, del Cubain; nel Codice della minorità, ec., del Marchand; e nel trattato delle minorità, ec., del Magnin; non che della giureprudenza e legislazione belga. Prima versione italiana su la edizione Belga del 1844 di Antonino Lombardi. Accomodata alle leggi ed alla giureprudenza del Regno delle Due Sicilie, ed arricchita di note per le cure di Fortunato Cafaro

      Pedone Lauriel e Giuseppe Dura, Napoli 1848 - 238 + (1) + 119 + (1) + 236 p. 3 parti in 1 volume in-8 m.pelle coeva titoli e fregi oro ai dorsi

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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