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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]

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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.

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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]

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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

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        LE DROIT AU TRAVAIL A L'ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE, RECUEIL COMPLET DE TOUS LES DISCOURS PRONONCÉS DANS CETTE MÉMORABLE DISCUSSION .

      Paris: Chez Guillaumin et Cie, 1848. - xxiv,455,[1]pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf, spine elaborately gilt extra. Extremities worn, but sound, light foxing, fore-edges of two leaves left only partially trimmed when bound, otherwise very good. First edition of this edited and annotated record of the proceedings of the Assemblée Nationale, convened during the closing months of 1848, in the wake of the February Revolution, to draw up a new constitution. The addresses of the prominent members of the Assembly are printed, among them those of Lamartine, A. de Tocqueville, Victor Considerant, Thiers, Proudhon, and many, many others. This copy bears the contemporary ink ownership signature in the top margin of the title of prominent British political economist and attorney, N[assau] W[illiam Senior (1790-1864), Alexis de Tocqueville's good friend and correspondent. GOLDSMITHS 36071.

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        THE GOLD REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA: BEING A SUCCINCT DESCRIPTION OF THE GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, TOPOGRAPHY, AND GENERAL FEATURES OF CALIFORNIA: INCLUDING A CAREFULLY PREPARED ACCOUNT OF THE GOLD REGIONS OF THAT FORTUNATE COUNTRY. PREPARED FROM OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS AND OTHER AUTHENTIC SOURCES

      New York, 1848. Frontispiece map. Original printed wrappers. Spine perished (but still sturdily bound), wrappers a bit soiled and with some small chips at edges. Impeccably clean internally, and a very good copy. Untrimmed. In a half morocco box. An odd and apparently unrecorded variant of Foster's early and important book on the gold regions of California, with "Second Edition" printed on the wrapper, but the titlepage has no edition statement at all, which implies that it is a first edition titlepage. This copy also has the same number of advertisement leaves as Kurutz notes for the first edition (the number of which differs in subsequent editions). This would appear, then, to be the first edition titlepage and text of Foster's work bound up in second edition wrappers. Edward Eberstadt called this "the first considerable pamphlet on the Gold Regions and but two others (Sherwood and Simpson) are contemporary with it." "Foster, in his eloquent and stirring introduction...correctly predicted that a fortune could be made by the enterprising blacksmith, wheelwright, carpenter, shoemaker, etc. This slender work is a useful anthology of some of the earliest reports of the gold discovery and features the writings of Farnham, Mason, Doniphan, Larkin, Folsom, Fremont, Colton, and articles from the June and August issues of the CALIFORNIAN" - Kurutz. The frontispiece map shows California from Los Angeles to Sutter Buttes, with the Gold Region encircled by a dotted line. According to Wheat, the map is one of the first to mention the Gold Region. An important early gold rush book, in an odd variant.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM HENRY ALEXANDER SCAMMELL DEARBORN TO JOHN JAMES ABERT, ON UNITED STATES SURVEYING EXPEDITIONS]

      [Hawthorne Cottage, Roxbury, Ma.], 1848. folded quarto sheet, blank integral leaf present. Light fold lines. Quite clean. Very good. In a half morocco box. An engaging letter, discussing the state of the United States Exploring Expedition, and particularly William Emory's NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNOISSANCE..., which was published shortly before this letter was written. Emory's text was a landmark in the history of California and the Far Southwest, and includes some of the first American views of the region. In his letter to Col. Abert, whose son was a member of the expedition, Dearborn lauds the courage and accomplishments of the brash young gentlemen of the army such as Emory and Abert's son, for bringing honor to themselves and to the country. The letter reads: "I am most grateful for Lt. Emory's RECONNOISSANCE in Mexico and California which you so kindly sent to me. I had before read from various Reports of his duties in the same expedition, as far as he descended the Rio Grande. I can not, insufficiently express [?] given the opinion I have formed of the meritorious labors of those officers. For scientific facts, in the geography, and natural history of those regions, the country is under the greatest obligations. They have energetically, have cheerfully, have patriotically and have gallantly did they discharge their so various and multifarious duties. Such services not only reflect the highest honor on those estimable young gentlemen, and on the group to which they belong but on the country, which can boast of much accomplished officers." Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, like his illustrious father, spent a career in public service, most famously as the collector of the port of Boston. At the time of writing, Dearborn was the mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts. His enthusiastic response to Emory's report represents the optimism that Emory's and other expedition reports fostered among influential members of the upper class. The underlying hope was that the lands acquired in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo would prove fruitful and offer a vast new arena for physical and economic expansion.

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        SOHKA ZUROKU: ILLUSTRATED FLOWER ARRANGEMENT ABLUM.

      EARLY ILLUSTRATED SAGA GOSHO STYLE FLOWER ARRANGEMNT TEXT Osaka 1848, - Akitakaya. Buff stiff embossed stiched wrs., ca.18 x 26 cm., 49+6 double folded leaves, 96 woodblock printedillustrations, printed on hand-made paper, very good. SCARCE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        122 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Jerusalem, Rom u.a., 1848-1872. Zus. 336 S., 8° bis 4°. Giuseppe Valerga studierte am Albenga Seminar und an der Sapienza Universität von Rom und empfing am 17. Januar 1836 die Priesterweihe. Er war für die Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide tätig, insbesondere kümmerte er sich um die Chaldäisch-Katholische Kirche. Papst Pius IX. ernannte ihn 1847 zum Patriarchen von Jerusalem, dem einzigen katholischen Patriarchen im Osten, welcher dem römischen Ritus angehörte. Die Bischofsweihe wurde ihm am 10. Oktober 1847 durch den Pontifex selbst gespendet. Es ist überliefert dass der Papst hierbei über den gewaltigen Bart des Priesters staunte und diesbezüglich äußerte: „Schon dieser Bart allein verdient eine ganz besondere Auszeichnung!“. Von 1847 bis zu seinem Tode 1872 war er zudem Großmeister des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab. Er starb an den Folgen einer Typhuserkrankung und wurde in der Kirche des Patriarchats beigesetzt. - Die vorliegende Korrespondenz behandelt sowohl lokal Ereignisse als auch weitreichende politische und kirchliche Entwicklungen. Zur Sprache kommt dabei u.a. auch der Besuch Kaiser Franz Josephs im Heiligen Land (November 1869), bei dem Valerga allerdings wegen seiner Teilnahme am 1. Vatikanischen Konzil nicht persönlich anwesend sein konnte. - Der Empfänger der auf Italienisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mislin, Valerga, Jerusalem, Israel, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Future Confederate General George E. Pickett arranges leave for a future West Point Commandant to visit the Mayan ruins at Xochicalco

      Tacubaya, Mexico, May 10, 1848. 7.75" x 9.5". "Autograph Endorsement as Adjutant of the 8th U.S. Infantry, on the docket of an Autograph Letter Signed by Thomas Gamble Pitcher, ""T. E. Pitcher 2nd Lieut 8 Infy,"" 1 page, 7.75"" x 9.5"", Tacubaya, Mexico, May 10, 1848, to Pickett requesting leave to travel. Lightly toned along horizontal folds, very minor scattered foxing toward bottom margin, else fine.With the war concluded at the close of 1847, some officers found the time to do a bit of sightseeing. Pitcher writes, in full ""I have the honor to apply for a leave of absence for the purpose of accompanying a party of gentlemen, who are going to visit the cavo near Cuanavaca [sic Cuernavaca]- You will do me a favour by laying this before the authority competent to grant it, at your earliest opportunity."" While the literal translation for ""cavo"" is ""dig,"" Pitcher may have been referring to the modified cave in the extensive Mayan ruins at Xochicalco (located 23 miles southwest of Cuernavaca) that served as an astronomical observatory. On the docket, Pickett has added his endorsement: ""Tacubaya, Mex May 10th 1848 T E. Pitcher 2nd Lieut 8th Infantry Application for leave."" The leave was approved with the help of Captain Collinson R. Gates, as well as endorsements by the adjutant for Colonel Newman S. Clarke of the 8th Infantry. The author of the letter, Thomas Gamble Pitcher (1824-1895) was born in Rockport, Indiana, the son of Judge John Pitcher who is best known for loaning his law books to a young Abraham Lincoln. The younger pitcher graduated from West Point in 1845, just a year before Pickett. During the Civil War, Pitcher was among thousands of Union soldiers who surrendered to Stonewall Jackson during his daring 1862 raid by Stonewall Jackson. Following his exchange he was severely wounded at the battle of Cedar Mountain. From 1866 to 1870 Pitcher served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and served in the same capacity at the New York Soldiers and Sailors Home from 1870 to 1877. "

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        Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia in search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848. Octavo, frontispiece, 11 lithograph plates, and seven maps (four folding); a fine copy in the publisher's red cloth with gilt spine ornament (a bit rubbed and flecked) neatly rebacked retaining original backstrip. In late 1845, with Edmund Kennedy as his second-in-command, Mitchell set out from Sydney in search of an overland route to the Port Essington settlement. Although he did not find the hoped-for route, over the next year he explored a vast area of unknown country in tropical Queensland, returning to Sydney in December 1846. As with his earlier expeditions, Mitchell showed contempt for official orders, preferring instead to follow his instincts. In this instance he seemed more interested in discovering the fabled Kindur River, one of his more enduring but erroneous beliefs. To justify his decision, he here represented his discovery of the Victoria River (which was in fact the Barcoo) as the legendary great north-flowing source. Although Mitchell did not succeed in finding a northward route and - if anything - further confused the riddle of the inland rivers upon his return, the expedition charted a vast area of previously unknown country without significant mishap or the loss of a single man.The fine series of tinted lithograph views in the books are all after Mitchell's own drawings. His work as a topographical artist has gained increasing respect in recent years and can be appreciated in the plates prepared for this book. It is characterised by a fine attention to detail and an accomplished use of tone and shading.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Militaria. - Volksbewaffnung. "Münchner Volksbewaffnung - Landwehr-Freicorps". Paradeaufstellung des Corps vor dem Oberst zu Pferd.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von Julius Adam, 1848, 33 x 47 cm. Maillinger IV (Suppl.); Pfister II, 3228; Lentner 14331: "Sehr selten". - Gruppenbild mit porträtähnlich dargestellten Persönlichkeiten: Oberst (Maler Conrad Gail), Hauptmann (Stadtgerichtsrat Haug), Corporal (Maler Löhle), Sergeant (Maler Nilson). - Breitrandig und tadellos erhalten in feinem Altkolorit.

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        Die Hautkrankheiten durch anatomische Untersuchungen erläutert.

      - Berlin, Verlag von G.Reimer, 1848, 8°, XX, 394 pp., mit 8 feinen von Simon und Troschel gezeichneten und Troschel gestochenen Tafeln, feiner Halbleinenband d.Zt. ERSTE AUSBGABE - BEGINN HISTOPATHOLOGISCHER FORSCHUNG IN DER DERMATOLOGIE! - "Seiner Zeit weit voraus veröffentlichte Simon im Jahre 1848 das erste Textbuch der Dermatopathologie mit beeindruckenden Abbildungen und detaillierten Beschreibungen verschiedener Dermatosen." M. Schaller - Carl Gustav Theodor Simon (1810-1857) als Pathologe ausgebildet, in Dermatologie habilitiert und an der Charité tätig, war der erste Vertreter seines Faches in Berlin. - Das gesuchte Grundlagenwerk zur Einführung der Histopathologie in die Dermatologie im 19.Jhdt ist seinem Lehrer Johannes Müller gewidmet und mit Abbildungen von Hugo Troschel nach den vom Autor gefertigten Präparaten, großzügig illustriert. - "Einen Eindruck erweckenden Fortschritt schafft Simons Hauptwerk. Es bietet für damals einen sicheren Leitfaden der pathologischen Histologie der Haut." Gottron/Schönfeld. - "Bemerkenswert ist Simons Klassifikation der Geschwülste nach histogenetischen Merkmalen." Dohm - "Gustav Simon reviesed the entire subject of the histopathology of the skin, and wrote on the structure of condylomas and warts, pigment formation of the skin and the development of hairs and first described the acorus follicularum."-Pusey - Hirsch-H. V, 279; Richter, 232; Klaschka-R., 100 Jahre Dermatologie in Berlin; Martin Schaller, Pantheon der Dermatologie, Hrsg. v. Chr. Löser & Gerd Plewig, pp.959-963; G.Doh, Geschichte der Histopathologie, p.680 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aventures D'Arthur Gordon Pym [The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym]

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres. First edition in French. Fine. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Baudelaire's translation of Poe's only novel, the first appearance in French. Baudelaire's translations of Poe were enormously influential in establishing Poe's international reputation. A beautiful copy. Baudelaire's "translations of Poe's fiction, published over a period of sixteen years between 1848 (when Poe was still alive) and 1864, comprise five of the twelve volumes in the standard edition of Baudelaire's works. In addition to sacrificing his own creative work in order to translate Poe, Baudelaire published three essays about him in the 1850s… John Weightman has noted that 'no other major figure has ever been known to perform such a sustained act of piety towards a fellow author.' Baudelaire's translations are still considered among the best in any language" (Meyers, Edgar Allan Poe: His Life and Legacy). On Arthur Gordon Pym and Baudelaire's influence: "Most developments in Poe and Pym criticism in America have been pioneered in France. This pattern has been remarkably consistent for over a century and a half. Charles Baudelaire's enthusiasm for Poe never produced the cult here [in the USA]… that it produced there as a permanent establishment, where Poe has been recognized as a founder, through Baudelaire's own mediate, of modern French symbolist poetics, both by his theory and his original genius" (Harvey, The Critical History of Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym). Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1858. Octavo, original green printed wrappers. A few spots of soiling to wrappers. An outstanding copy, very rare in such good condition in the original wrappers.

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        Sammlung von etwa 25 eigenh. Briefen mit U. bzw. Paraphe.

      Meist Dresden, 1844-1848. - Zusammen 100¾ SS. auf 55 Bll. Meist gr.-8vo. Beiliegend eine kleine Handzeichnung und ein e. adr. Kuvert. Freundschaftliche Korrespondenz mit ihrer älteren Schwester Amalie Auguste (1801-77), die mit dem späteren König Johann I. von Sachsen verheiratet war. - Meist in französischer und zwei Briefe in deutscher Sprache; zumeist auf Schmuckpapier mit kolorierten Vignetten, gedr. bzw. vergoldeter Bordüre.

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        The Old Oak Chest: Being A careful and choice selection Of Short poems, aphorisms, and opinions Of The best Authors, Ancient and modern Collected and arranged with the view of combining amusement with Instruction

      By Pierce Egan the younger. London: William Barth, 4, Brydges Street, Covent Garden, N.D. [c.1848]. BOUND WITH: Quintin Matsys, The Blacksmith of Antwerp. An Historical Romance, By Pierce Egan the younger. Author of Robin Hood - Wat Tyler - Paul Jones - Adam Bell - Harry Racket Scapegrace, &c. &c. London: Published by William Barth, 4, Brydges Street, Covent Garden, N.D. [c.1848]. BOUND WITH: Harry Racket Scapegrace, The Spoiled Child. A Tale for the Wilful. By Pierce Egan the younger, Author of ?"Robin Hood,?" ?"Wat Tyler,?" ?"Paul Jones,?" ?"Quintin Matsys,?" &c. London: Published by William Barth, 4, Brydges Street, Covent Garden, N.D. [c.1848]. BOUND WITH: ANONYMOUS. The last of the Esmonde?'s [sic], Or, The Egyptian?'s Revenge, And other tales. London: Published by William Barth, 4, Brydges Street, Covent Garden, N.D. [c.1848]. Sm.4to, printed in double column throughout; forty-nine full-page wood-engraved illustrations to ?'Quintin Matsys?' by J. Andrew after Pierce Egan, integral but unbacked and not included in the pagination; numerous other illustrations in the text to all sections, some in each case signed ?'P.E.?'; pp.[ii (title to ?'Old Oak Chest?')]+[ii (title to ?'Quintin Matsys?')]+298 (text of ?'Quintin Matsys?')+[ii (title to ?'Harry Racket Scapegrace?')]+102 (text of ?'Harry Racket Scapegrace?')+[ii (title to ?'The Last of the Esmonde?'s?')]+57+11 (drop-head: ?'The Mysterious Pilgrim; Or, The Thirteen Rings?')+14 (drop-head: ?'Eyloff of Ems; Or, The Fatal Battle of Sempach?')+96pp. unpaginated (text of ?'The Old Oak Chest?'); contemporary quarter dark-green sheep, ruled gilt on sides, spine with four raised bands, ruled, tooled, and lettered gilt in compartments, green oil-marbled sides and end-papers; a.e.green. Insignificant peeling of sheep on front board, and slight wear to head of spine; a little scattered marking and dusting in text; pp.43-4 of second work torn without loss, and piece chipped from lower-forecorner of pp.49-50 with loss of about a hundred words; in general, nonetheless, a nice copy of a very scarce collection. First edition in book form of ?'Harry Racket Scapegrace?' (Summers, ?'Gothic Bibliography?', pp.40 & 347) and, probably also of ?'The Last of the Esmonde?'s?' etc. Reprint of the rest. ?'The Old Oak Chest?' was originally a periodical, numbers 51 to 73 of which (all we have been able definitely to trace) being issued between the week starting Sunday, February 11th and that Starting Sunday, July 14th 1844, this suggesting as a commencing date for publication the week beginning Sunday, 21st January 1843. Pierce Egan the Younger seems to have begun his writing career about 1839-40 with the firm of Hextall and Wall, for whom he produced four novels issued in weekly penny or twopenny numbers, ?'Robin Hood?' (completed 1840), ?'Wat Tyler?' (1841), ?'Adam Bell?' (1842), and ?'Paul Jones?' (1842). He then changed his publisher to Barth, who appears to have enticed him with the offer of a more settled employment as editor, as well as contributor to, the newly projected ?'Old Oak Chest?'. How long he continued to edit this periodical - or how long, for that matter, it continued to be published - are both unknown, though the prolific Egan?'s failure to produce a new long fiction between ?'Fair Rosamond?', published by Barth in 1844 and ?'The Black Prince?' published by Pattie, 110, Shoe Lane, in 1848-9 is perhaps suggestive. So is the fact that between 1848 and 1850 several new works of Egan?'s and some reprinted ones appeared under the imprint of a number of different publishers, but not of Barth. Pattie issued ?'The Black Prince?' in 1848-9; Vickers ?'The Thirteenth?' in 1849; George Pierce ?'Maid Marian?' (first number 28th February 1849), and also re-issued ?'Robin Hood?' in 1849, and ?'Wat Tyler?' in 1850; Johnson began a series of re-prints of Egan?'s works from his ?'Steam-Press?' in the early 1850s and also issued ?'The London Apprentice?', after which we find Egan publishing with ?'Reynold?'s Miscellany?' and finally, from 1857, in ?'The London Journal?', with which he remained till his death in 1880. What emerges from this is that his connection with Barth seems to have ended some time in 1848, and that the present volume, utilising material published in ?'The Old Oak Chest?' during the whole of it?'s preceding history, probably dates from 1848 or 1849, whilst the first (periodical) appearance of the short novel ?'Harry Racket Scapegrace?' was almost certainly 1848 or earlier. Summers, p.40, dates the whole contents of this volume - on what evidence we know not - 1850, but this seems improbable since Egan?'s name is given on each of the title-pages as ?'the younger?', a style he dropped after the death of his father in 1849. We have therefore dated it speculatively 1848. Summers attributes all the fictional contents of the present volume to Egan?'s pen: we believe this to be unlikely since Egan was normally scrupulous about signing his work (and stated that he always did so in his Preface to ?'Paul Jones?'). A peculiarity of ?'The Old Oak Chest?' in its original incarnation, mirrored in the make-up of the present volume, was that the serials it contained were separately paginated, whilst the magazine section bore no page numbers. This enabled purchasers to gather together the several sections of each serial and bind them up into a volume, consecutively paged - and also enabled the publisher to reprint them for separate issue without resetting. In the present copy, the title to the magazine section has been used as the general title, but the magazine content separated from it and bound in at the end. Egan?'s long novel ?'Quintin Matsys?' included here seems to have been included originally in the first or second volume of ?'The Old Oak Chest?', for in the section ?"To Correspondents?" at the end of the eighth number of volume three it is stated: ?"Our readers will perceive that in the present number we have commenced a series of short Romances, printed uniformly with ?'Lucretia Borgia,?' ?'Quintin Matsys,?' &c. and which will form when completed an elegant and entertaining volume.?" We assume that the reprint of it in the present volume is an exact reproduction of that, from the same plates - and this is given support by the fact that though the running titles read ?'Quintin Matsys.?' on the left-hand pages and ?'The Blacksmith of Antwerp.?' on the right-hand pages throughout, the plates are without running titles except those between pp.228 and 277, which read ?'The Old Oak Chest?'. This printing is not the same, however, as the separate issue in thirty-one penny numbers made by Barth c.1843 - 44, which was in single column, had 498pp. and sixty-two inserted plates on plate-paper. There is no list of plates in the present volume, but they are printed to face pp.4, 12, 22, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72, 78, 84, 90, 96, 102, 108, 114, 120, 126, 132, 138, 144, 150, 156, 162, 168, 174, 180, 186, 192, 198, 204, 210, 216, 222, 228, 234, 240, 246, 252, 258, 264, 276, 282, 288, and 294. The following errata and typographical flaws have been noted (state or issue significance, if any, undetermined): p.194, column two, l.56, ?'wnich?' for ?'which?'; p.195, first three lines lack three or four letters at the start; p.256, l.37, reads ?'hollw?' for ?'hollow?'; p.20 is mis-paged 2, p.231 is mis-paged 23, p.271 is mis-paged 27, p.284 is mis-paged 28, and p.252 is mis-paged 246. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Rose, Blanche, and Violet. In Three Volumes

      Published by Smith Elder & Co, London 1848 - , 3 uniform volumes, xii, 304; iv, 314; & iv, 320 pages, George H. Lewes was the partner of George Eliot from 1854–1878, whilst he was married to Agnes Jervis First Edition , cloth boards stained, good tight bindings, occasional light spots inside but text is clean and complete, books in good condition , half dark green morocco with cloth sides, gilt titles and designs at spine Octavo, 19 x 12 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ein Wort an die deutsche Nation.

      Karlsruhe, Kunstverlag, 1848 - 21 x 13 cm. 15 Seiten. *ADB XLIII, 531; vgl. Friedlaender 76. - Erste Ausgabe, sehr selten. Die letzte Schrift von Johann Wirth zu seinen Lebzeiten, quasi sein Vermächtnis an Deutschland und dessen politische Zukunft. Die Schrift datiert den 27. März, also gerade 4 Monate vor seinem frühen Tod. (Ein Jahr später erschien posthum noch ein nachfolgendes "Letztes Wort an die deutsche Nation"). - Johann Wirth (1798-1848) war Jurist und einer der führenden politischen Kämpfer dür die Demokratie in Deutschland. Er hielt auf dem Hambacher Fest "eine von begeisterter Freiheits- und Vaterlandsliebe durchdrungene Rede", wurde infolge seines Auftretens verhaftet und im legendären Assisenprozeß freigesprochen aber vone inem anderen Gericht wegen Beleidigung zu einer zweijährigen Gefängnisstrafe verurteilt. 1836 floh er vor weiterer Verfolgung ins Exil nach Frankreich und in die Schweiz, kehrte 1847 nach Deutschland zurück und wurde 1848 in die deutsche Nationalversammlung gewählt, starb jedoch bereits am 26. Juli 1848. - Etwas gebräunt, Titel leicht angestaubt und mit handschriftlichem Namenseintrag einer Schloßbibliothek des Hauses Wittelsbach. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 100 Flugschrift mit Rückenheftstreifen. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Raccolta N. 50. Vedute di Roma e Contorni.

      Rom: Santarelli 1848 - Quer-Gr.4° (22,5:30 cm). Album mit 48 Kupfertafeln meist von G. Cottafavi und V. Marchi. Original-Kartonage mit ornamentaler, floraler und figürlicher Vorderdeckel-Illustration sowie Deckeltitel in Lithographie. Vorderdeckel etwas stockfleckig und mit altem handschriftlichen Besitzvermerk im Oberrand, gering bestoßen. Schöne große Ansichten mit figürlicher Staffage (Plattengröße ca. 14,5:19,5 cm) und vollem breiten Rand. - Alle Blätter im Plattenrand bezeichnet. - Die ersten beiden Tafeln etwas stärker stockfleckig, dann nur noch vereinzelt in den Rändern minimal stockfleckig, die Ansichten meist in kräftigen Abdrucken. - Gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM CHARLES W. FOSTER TO HIS BROTHER GEORGE, WRITTEN FROM MEXICO CITY DURING THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]

      Mexico City, 1848. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old folds. Minor soiling. In a clear and highly legible hand. Very good plus. Charles W. Foster of Massachusetts served in the engineer corps in the Mexican-American War, and later served in the Civil War. He writes to his brother George about family business (including George's impending marriage) as well as details of his corps' possible move to California. The United States took Mexico City in August 1847; the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in February 1848, ending the war and ceding a vast swath of Mexican territory to the U.S., including Texas, California, and everything in between. "In your letter of the 2nd March, you very humbly ask my pardon for publishing those letters; I took no offence whatever at the publication, I merely wished to inform you, that I wanted you to keep dark for the future. You can of course show my letters to any of my friends that you think proper. It seems that you are not agoing to get tied up at present, dam[n] bad plan, I do not see a word about Ellen in your letter; I hope that thare [sic] is no crockery broken....Col. J.G. Totten the chief [engineer] at Washington has proposed and recommended to the President to raise 7 more companys of Engrs, four of which are to proceed to California, should the Treaty be ratified (by the way the news of its ratification by our government reached this city on the 2nd of this month) to superintend the erection of fortifications thare, tharefore supposeing the War closed our company may not see home these two years yet, however should the Treaty be ratified by the Mexican Congress immediately [sic] I think that we should be among the first to leave for the States. It seems that my letter settled some doubts which had arrisen [sic] among some of my friends in relation to the duties of our company; I suppose that some imagined that we had a great deal of hard labour to perform, I can assure them that it is very seldom that we have anything of the kind to do. To give you some idea on the subject I will give you some account of our operations at Vera Cruz. Our company was divided into five parts, eight men in each part, and only one set in the trenches or batteries at a time, each detail on duty eight hours only at a time, and thus you see that eight men were divided among about five hundred men or more according to circumstances, each of the engineers having charge of a particular portion of the work, and all under the general superintendence of a detail of Engineer Officers. The Peace prospect brightens; it is said that there is a quorum of the Mexican Congress at Queratero, and it is the opinion of the leading Mexicans in this city that the Treaty will be accepted as modified by our Senate. Orders have already been issued for the downward movement of the troops, the first that move are the sick, who are under orders to move on the tenth of the present month to Saluppa [possibly Xalapa?]; several of the volunteer regiments together with the Mass. Regt. have also received orders to hold themselves in readiness to march on short notice, so you see that it looks a little like Peace, but the Devil trust a Mexican." Foster also relates a grim tale of bank robbery gone awry, in which some of the U.S. troops determined to rob a local bank and a clerk was killed defending the safe: "A young Spanish clerk in a banking house was killed here night before last; there was some two or three thousand dollars in the office, which he died in defending. It seems that some teamsters and one or two Volunteer Officers learned that thare was a large amount of money in the building and laid there plans accordingly, but on entering they made so much noise that they awoke the two clerks, who drew their pistols and took their position in front of the safe to defend the money. One of them was shot dead, and two of the assailants were severely wounded. I am sorry to say that thare were two Lieuts. concerned both belonging to the Pennsylvania Regt. The parties have all been arrested; it creates a great excitement here the more so because American Officers were concerned." A detailed letter from the front lines of the Mexican- American War, discussing plans to fortify newly-acquired California.

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        Gesamtans., aus der Ferne. "Hof.".

      - Lithographie v. Arldt n. Fleischmann, 1848, 14,5 x 22

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        Berlin s Barrikaden. Ihre Enstehung, ihre Vertheidigung und ihre Folgen. Eine Geschichte der März - Revolution.

      Berlin Schröter 1848 - VIII, 127 SS. m. 6 Federlith. von L. Burger, 8°, Ppbd. d. Zt. ( ber. u. best. ). Berl.- Bibl., S. 100; Slg. Friedländer 112; Rümann 142. - Erste Ausgabe. - "Burger liebte überhaupt mehr die Außenseite; es reizte ihn, wildes Schlachtengetümmel oder pathetische Szenen darzustellen ." ( Rümann S. 332 ). - Titel verso gestempelt, die Tafeln außerhalb der Dastellung minimal wasserrandig. Der Text nut leicht gebräunt. Ein gutes Exemplar dieses seltenen Titels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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