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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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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

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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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 [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A. With selections from his journals and correspondence, in 2 volumes

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

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

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

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        Views of the Overland Journey to India from Original Sketches.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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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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        Manuscrit autographe des Statuts du cercle phalanstérien à Toulon adopté le 29 août 1848

      1848 - In-4° relié pleine toile verte moderne, pièce de titre gravée en long, 8 pages manuscrites jetant les statuts du cercle phalanstérien de Toulon, Béléguic est président mais le document est contresigné par tous les membres. Eugène-Corentin Béléguic est issu d’une famille de commerçants du Finistère. Son père, plutôt aisé et très instruit, pratique lui-même le négoce de la sardine, tout en étant conseiller municipal à Douarnenez sous le Premier Empire, avant d’exercer les fonctions de juge de paix de 1818 à 1845. Eugène fait d’abord ses études à Douarnenez ; s’il est loué pour ses qualités intellectuelles, il est décrit comme un élève indiscipliné. Dès l’âge de dix-sept ans, il s’embarque sur un navire, « Le Télégraphe » rejoignant le Pérou et le Chili. A son retour en 1828, sous la recommandation de son capitaine et d’un oncle, il s’engage comme volontaire dans la Marine royale ; élève de première classe en 1832, enseigne de vaisseau en 1836, il est promu lieutenant de vaisseau en 1843 et capitaine de frégate en 1858. Tout au long de cette carrière, qui ne cesse qu’en 1867, Béléguic participe à la conquête de l’Algérie, à l’expédition mexicaine sous le Second Empire et à la chasse aux navires participant au trafic négrier. Ses supérieurs louent son courage lors des combats et ses aptitudes à la manœuvre lors des engagements contre d’autres navires. Il reçoit la légion d’honneur, comme chevalier en 1847 et officier en 1866. Il poursuit sa carrière entre les ports de guerre français : A Toulon, il épouse Marie-Jeanne Pétavin, en 1850. Il passe la plupart de sa carrière militaire sur mer, ce qui en fait un des officiers les plus aguerris (« Il est doué au génie de la manœuvre, j’ai vu aussi peu d’officier aussi brillant que lui » dit de lui un de ses supérieurs.) et les plus soucieux des améliorations à apporter aux navires. L’essentiel de sa carrière se déroule à Toulon. Malgré ses qualités militaires, ses compétences scientifiques et techniques, ainsi que son instruction - un rapport de 1840 indique qu’il « a des connaissances sur l’histoire naturelle, la musique, la littérature » et qu’il parle l’italien, l’espagnol et l’anglais - Béléguic n’a pu dépasser le grade de capitaine de frégate. Il le doit peut-être, à un caractère parfois difficile et emporté comme le soulignent ses supérieurs dans son dossier d’officier de marine, à son parcours particulier, mais aussi à ses opinons fouriéristes. Béléguic entre dans le cercle phalanstérien au milieu des années 1840. Il suit l’expérience d’Émile Chevé, qu’il connaît depuis longtemps, lorsque ce dernier met au point à Lyon sa méthode musicale auprès des militaires, en 1842-1843. Chevé lui dédie son ouvrage, en le saluant, « lui aussi est un fou, il y a bien longtemps qu’il a osé proclamer la vérité » (8 mars 1844). Il est actionnaire de la Société du 15 juin 1840 « pour la propagation et pour la réalisation de la théorie de Fourier ». Au 15 mai 1843, avant que la société soit scindée en deux entités, la seconde devenant la « Société pour la transformation de La Phalange en journal quotidien », il détient une action de cinquante francs qu’il a réglée. Il fait partie des premiers actionnaires de l’Union agricole du Sig en 1846. Il est alors à Toulon, et a donné mandat au docteur François Barrier, de Lyon, pour agir en son nom, lors de la modification de statut de la société. Son ami Zurcher, lui aussi toulonnais, est le correspondant local de la société en 1847. Ses liens avec l’école sociétaire sont multiples : en rade de Toulon, sous la Seconde République, il est membre d’un « cercle phalanstérien » soumis à une surveillance vigilante et suspicieuse des administrations civiles et militaires. Sur l’injonction de ses supérieurs, il quitte le cercle phalanstérien qui pourtant, se défend-il, ne s’était « jamais occupé [.] que de crèches, et de souscription pour les victimes du choléra ». (nous devons les informations ici reproduites, a J.-Y. GUENGANT, spécialiste du fouriérisme) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        Grund-Plan vom Innern der Pauls-Kirche, mit Angabe der Plätze sämmtlicher Mitglieder der deutschen National-Versammlung. Einblattdruck (ca 52:67,5 cm) mit dem Grundriss der Frankfurter Paulskirche. Mehrfach gefalt. und montiert in Orig.-Pappbd mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel (berieben).

      Frankfurt/M., S. Schmerber (Nachf. H. Keller, 1848). - Seltener, großformatiger Einblattdruck mit dem Verzeichnis der 831 gewählten Abgeordneten und der Angabe ihrer Sitzplätze. – Alter gelöschter Stempel der Herzogl. Sächs.-Meinigischen Bibliothek und kl. Einriss, sonst gut. – Friedlaender 81.

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        [TWO LETTERS WRITTEN BY A SOLDIER IN SOUTH TEXAS AND MEXICO DURING THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]

      [South Texas & Mexico], 1848. Each letter a single quarto bifolium. Two horizontal and two vertical mailing folds in each, one letter with two small holes created when the seal was broken, minor fold separations, some soiling and staining. Good. Thomas Griffin writes to Miss Elizabeth Griffin, presumably his sister, who lived in New Geneva, Pennsylvania. Griffin appears to be heading to Mexico during the latter period of the war, his first letter written in the summer of 1847 and his second dated Jan. 30, presumably after his division proceeded south to Vera Cruz. This would put Griffin in Vera Cruz just days before the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on Feb. 3, 1848. 1) Autograph letter. "Camp at the mouth of the Rio Grande." July 22, 1847. [4]pp. Stamp-postmarked on the address panel "Brazos July 26" and "10." Griffin writes in part: "Here I am at the mouth of the celebrated Rio Grande, on the disputed territory & within three hundred yards of the acknowledged Mexican line. Our Division of the army arrived here yesterday afternoon. I consider yesterday one of the greatest days of my life, worth the labor of one year at least. It was then I saw for the first time the territory of Texas & Mexico." Immediately following is a vivid description of the Texas landscape. He then describes in detail his rough sea voyage from New Orleans to south Texas, where his unit landed at Brazos Santiago, a former port located on Brazos Island, which Gen. Taylor had established as a supply depot for the American military during the Mexican- American War. 2) Autograph letter, signed "Thomas." Pueblo, Mx. Jan. 30, [n.y., likely 1848]. [3]pp. Stamp-postmarked on the address panel: "Vera Cruz Mexo." Griffin writes about mail delivery: "I received yours of the 17th of December about two weeks ago, by a small escort of dragoons....I don't know when we will have mail down to Vera Cruz, probably not for a week or so." He also writes glowingly of the landscape he encounters: "I have long had an ardent desire to travel south particularly to Mexico and South America, & the wild, romantic & strange appearance of this most interesting country has entirely surpassed my expectations. I would not have missed coming here for anything in the world. Notwithstanding I have suffered and periled a good deal & expect to peril & suffer a deal more before the war is over." Griffin also writes almost a page on observations of locals: how he respects the way in which the Spanish and Mexican people take care of their "aged and infirm" (relaying a scene he witnessed in which locals helped a blind man), how the "higher classes among them" show respect to ladies, and his observations on witnessing a Mexican funeral.

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        Missions de l'Orégon et Voyages aux Montagnes Rocheuses aux sources de la Colombie, de l'Othabasca et du Sascatshawin, en 1845-46.

      Vander Schelden,, Gand, 1848 - Gand, Vander Schelden, (1848) Kl8°. IX u. 389 S., ill. Titelseite (Litho), lithogr. Titelbild m. Trp.-Schutzblatt.,15 lithogr. Tafelabbildungen u. 3 Karten, gefaltet. O (?)-Halbleder m. Rückengoldpr. u. Buntpapierbezug (dieser wie auch der Rücken) berieben). Marmorierter Schnitt. Private handschriftl. Eintragungen m. Bleistift v. 1887 auf Vorsatz. Innen tadellos. O (?)-Halbleder m. Rückengoldpr. u. Buntpapierbezug (dieser wie auch der Rücken) berieben). Marmorierter Schnitt. Private handschriftl. Eintragungen m. Bleistift v. 1887 auf Vorsatz. Innen tadellos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Studies from Old English Mansions: Their Furniture, Gold and Silver Plate etc. (Complete 4 volume set, Series 1-4)

      Thomas McLean, London 1848 - Each vol: green cloth, red leather spine, gilt lettering, decorative or illustrated title pages, tissue guards over each plate. Series (vol) 1: 24 plates (mostly two- or three-tones, 4 chromolithographs) + TP and dedication, with smaller-size explanation of plates bound in. Series 2: 12 highly decorative plates with text, followed by 23 illustrative plates (35 total), in two- or three-tones, and 2 chromolithographs). Series 3: 37 plates (two- or three-tones, with 1 chromolithograph) + TP and dedication page, complete according to desc. Series 4: 4: 37 plates, (with one 1 chromolithograph). Comprised completely of illustrations of English mansions, which includes engravings of exterior and interior views as well as architectural details; staircases, mouldings, ceilings, walls, doors, newel posts, and much more. G, tears in leather spines, some loss or partial separation on all but third volume. Cover wear, some damp stains to covers and some plates: Series 4 has some dampstaining at top edge affecting the image on one plate. Two private library labels on each volumes' spine, penciled cataloging numbers written on toc and some marks/labels inside covers. Images of plates clean with occasional margin smudging. Series 1 has small ink numbers at very top corner of plate leaf. Tape reinforcing on inner hinges, pages fragile at hinges. Binding sound; endpapers and some tissue guards have occasional tears or folds. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vier Haupt-Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Heil-Bäder in Böhmen: Teplitz, Karlsbad, Franzensbad, Marienbad und deren Umgebung im feinsten Englischen Stahlstich. Mit vier ganz neuen sauber kolorirten Situations-Plänen und kurzgefaßtem Text in historischen, statistisch-topographischen und medizinischen Notizen von M.D. Richter in Teplitz, M.D. Ritter de Carro in Karlsbad, M.D. Cartellieri in Franzensbad, M.D. Emil Kratzmann in Marienbad. Allen Kurgästen ein freundliches Andenken und treuer Wegweiser.

      Karlsbad, Gebrüder Franieck, o. J. (1848). Qu.-Fol. Mit 4 kolor. Stahlstichen u. 4 kolor. gest. Plänen. 1 Bl., 7, 9, 10, 10 S., 1 Bl., Bedruckter OPpbd. Erstausgabe dieses schönen Ansichtenwerkes mit vier kolor. Souvenierblättern (jeweils mit Hauptansicht und 6-10 Randansichten) sowie vier kolor. Plänen von Teplitz, Karlsbad, Franzensbad und Marienbad. - Einband bestoßen u. fleckig. Kl. Nummernschildchen a. Vorderdeckel. Bindeband fehlt. Name a. Vorsatzblatt. Tlw. etw. stock- bzw. fingerfleckig. - Nebehay/W. 779. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Böhmen, Vier Haupt-Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Heil-Bäder in Böhmen: Teplitz, Karlsbad, Franzensbad, Marienbad und deren Umgebung im feinsten Englischen Stahlstich. Mit vier ganz neuen sauber kolorirten Situations-Plänen und kurzgefaßtem Text in historischen, statistisch-topographischen und medizinischen Notizen von M.D. Richter in Teplitz, M.D. Ritter de Carro in Karlsbad, M.D. Cartellieri in Franzensbad, M.D. Emil Kratzmann in Marienbad, Balneologie, Bad, Bäder, Ansichtenwerke

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        Narrative of events in Borneo and Celebes, down to the occupation of Labuan: from the Journals of James Brooke, Esq. Rajah of Sarawak, and governor of Labuan. Together with a narrative of the operations of H.M.S. Iris. In 2 volumes.

      London: John Murray, 1848, - lg. in-8vo, XVII + 385 p. + 9 illustrations on plates (incl. front-portrait & 1 tinted lithogr.) + 3 folded maps & charts (1 coloured) / XI (+1) + 395 p. (+1) + 16 p. publisher?s list of books + 9 illustrations (5 tinted lithogr. incl front) + 2 folded maps & charts, some mild foxing at the beginning, otherwise a clean, complete copy, small legacy stamp on first free fly + small bookseller?s ticket ?Sharland.Southampton?, original publisher?s pictorial red cloth, gilt image of a pirate ship on the upper boards and the gilt Sultan's seal on the lower boards, spine remounted, fine copy. Very rare first edition. Both volumes bindings restored, complete.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die medicinische Reform. Eine Wochenschrift, erschienen vom 10. Juli 1848 bis zum 29. Juni 1849

      Berlin Reimer, 1848-1849 (52 Hefte und 1 Extrablatt, alles Erschienene in 1 Bd.). 4° (27,5:23cm), mod. Halbleinwand, etwas stockfleckig, 272 (statt 276 S. udn 4 S. (Extrablatt); S, 211/12 und 275/76 in Fotokopie ergänzt seltene Originalausgabe der berühmten Zeitschrift mit dem programmatischen Anspruch, \"beim Abräumen des alten Schutts und dem Aufbau der neuen Institutionen thätig zu sein\" (Einleitung). Virchow und sein Freund Leubuscher - beide gerade 26 Jahre alt - verstanden sich auch als Teil der allgemeinen Reformbewegung seit der März-Revolution, und nach ihrer Meinung sind \"die Aerzte die natürlichen Anwälte der Armen und die sociale Frage fällt zu einem erheblichen Theil in ihre Jurisdiction\". Ab der Nr. 27 (5. Januar 1849) ist Virchow alleiniger Herausgeber (\"aus rein äußerlichen Gründen\"). Die Zeitung wurde eingestellt, als klar wurde, dass die politischen Reformbewegungen gescheitert waren und zudem Virchow in Würzburg seinen Lehrstuhl für pathologische Anatomie nur nach der Zusicherung erhielt, sich seiner früheren \"radicalen Tendenzen\" zu enthalten. Die \"Medicinische Reform\" gehört unstreitig zu den wissenschafts- und kulturhistorisch bedeutendsten Dokumenten der Revolution von 1848/49, und zudem ist sie eine der ersten Versuche in der medizinischen Publizistik als Wochenschrift. Sie ist auch deswegen so selten, weil die Auflagenhöhe beispielsweise im 2. Quartal nur knapp über 200 Ex. betrug. - This periodical was the most signifikant publication during the revolutionary developments of 1848-49 to argue for radical medical reform. The reform movement wanted an improvement in the organization of both the medical profession and public health. It advocated the integration of disparate groups of medical practitioners, the integration also of medical education between the different German states, and the development of a scientific medicine based on materialistic principles. To Virchow and Leubuscher, medical reform was, above all, a matter of revolutionary politics. The medical profession had to be concerned with not just medical questions in the narrow sense of the word, but also social and thus political conditions. Very good copy of this scarce opus, two leaves replaced by photocopies Versand D: 5,00 EUR Psychiatrie, Medizingeschichte

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        The Judges of England; With Sketches of their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster from the Time of the Conquest Nine Volumes [complete]

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans [and] John Murray, 1848-64. Original brown embossed cloth, gilt, the spines lightly sunned, the occasional blemish here and there, a very little foxing; a very good clean set Still the standard treatise on the English judiciary's history, in Holdsworth's words "a great work . . . throughout based on the best authorities" with over 1,500 biographies covering the course of eight centuries, from the Norman Conquest to 1864

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        MÜNCHEN. Gesamtansicht vom Giesinger Berg aus, umgeben von 16 Teilansichten (u.a. Odeonsplatz, Universität, Frauenkirche, Residenz, Nationaltheater, Siegestor, Isartor, Glyptothek).

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Valentin Ruths, gedruckt von J.B. Kuhn, 1848, 41 x 53 cm. Maillinger III,49; Lentner 1141. - Die Hauptansicht zeigt einen ungewöhnlichen Blick über die Dächer des alten Giesing auf die Stadt, rechts Teil der alten Kirche. Auf der Straße im Vordergrund sitzt eine betende alte Frau, daneben ein Mädchen; den Berg herauf kommt ein Ochsengespann sowie ein ländliches Paar in Tracht. Auch die kleinen Teilansichten sind zumeist reich staffagiert. - Imposantes, sehr seltenes Souvenirblatt in tadelloser Erhaltung!

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

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

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        Christelige Taler. 1.-4. Afdeling.

      1848 1848 - [1: Hedningenes Bekymringer. 2: Stemninger i Lidelsers Strid. 3: Tanker, som saare bagfra - Til Opbyggelse. 4: Taler ved Altergangen om Fredagen]. 1. udgave. Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1848. 103 + 74 + 96 + 77 s. Ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet i ét samtidigt blåt kartonnagebind med papirlabel på ryggen; ryggen med brugsspor, ellers rent og pænt eksemplar.1st edition. Uncut in one contemporary blue boards-binding with paperlabel on spine; spine marked of use, otherwise clean and nice copy. * Himmelstrup 110. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE AMERICAN FLORA, OR HISTORY OF PLANTS AND WILD FLOWERS: CONTAINING A SYSTEMATIC AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION, NATURAL HISTORY, CHEMICAL AND MEDICAL PROPERTIES OF OVER SIX THOUSAND PLANTS, ACCOMPANIED WITH A CIRCUMSTANTIAL DETAIL OF THE MEDICINAL EFFECTS, AND OF THE DISEASES IN WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN MOST SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYED

      New York: Spencer (Vol. II), 1848. Quarto. Original pictorial gilt cloth, spines richly gilt in vine pattern, a.e.g. Boards lightly rubbed, corners worn and bumped, worn at spine ends. Scattered foxing, confined largely to the text but with a few fox marks on some plates, but with the plates generally clean and brightly colored. A very good set. The first two volumes of this four-volume work. The last two volumes are quite rare. Asa Strong, a physician, was one of the most popular natural history writers of his day. The qualities of each plant are given and its medicinal uses explained. Several of the plates were drawn by the noted illustrator, Edwin Whitefield, and others are by D.W. Moody. A definitive collation for this work as problematic, as Stafleu notes: "The copies listed in The National Union Catalog show a great variation." According to Stafleu, there are three issues of volume I, dated 1846, 1847, and 1848. The present set includes the 1848 third issue of volume I, which should have a frontispiece, engraved title and fifty plates. The present copy includes all those and is therefore complete. The second volume contains one more plate than called for by Stafleu (who notes only an additional titlepage, frontispiece, and forty-five plates). Bennett writes: "The publisher clearly did not count pages of color plates when listing the numbers on the title pages, but counted every separate item on each page. It has even been suspected that he counted fly-specks" (p.103). Bennett further notes that complete sets of Strong's AMERICAN FLORA... are "extremely difficult to locate." Strong is particularly interesting as one of the first publications to include introduced exotics, including plants from Africa.

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        Dombey and Son

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1848 - 8vo. [xvi], 624 pp. Illustrated. Full leather binding, gilt lettering, decoration, label chipped, marbled edges, overall good.(27538). Illustrated by H. K. Brown. Bound by Sotheran & Co. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating Bishops, Priests, and Deacons

      London: G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode 1848, 1848. 16mo. Finely bound in heavy black papier-mache boards intricately detailed in compartments with floral designs, central figure of Christ within an archway, later leather spine with title in relief; all edges gilt with gauffered decoration, coated black endpapers (with some minor marks). Generally a fine example.

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        Memorias para a historia ecclesiastica do Bispado do Algarve.

      Lisbon, Academia Real das Sciencias, 1848. - (6 ll.), vii, 654 pp., 2 folding tables, large folding plan of Faro, folding view of Silves. 4?, recent crimson half morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, gilt letter, original printed wrappers (somewhat wormed) bound in. A few leaves with some light toning, but still in fine, uncut condition. Owner's signature ("Maria Bucorim"?) in blank portion of title-page. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION.---- InnocÍncio III, 316; X, 186: "obra muito mais ampla e forta de erudiÁ?o, que a outra que do mesmo assumpto publicara Fr. Vicente Salgado." NUC: ICN, MH, OCl, NN. SHIPPED FROM PORTUGAL [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Arab Sheikh Smoking" [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. A highly atmospheric and interesting plate after the drawings by E. Prisse d’Avennes done on stone by Bureau and printed by Lemercier in Paris and coloured by hand. A 13.75 by 10 inch image, on a single folio sheet measuring 21.5 by 14.25 inches, now protected in a 26 by 19 inch rust boards glazed with mylar. A beautifully preserved folio plate, the colours vivid and strong, all very clean and fresh. A WONDERFUL PLATE OF AN ARAB SHEIKH WITH A LARGE HOOKAH FROM THE FAMOUS ORIENTAL ALBUM. He is dressed in colourful robes and is sitting on a settee with a young servant in attendance. 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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