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      Ashland," in [Lexington, Ky.], 1848. Old folds. Letter of Feb. 4, 1845 with a neat split along lower horizontal fold, with bottom third of both sheets detached but present. Very clean and legible, and in very good condition overall. A fascinating group of six autograph letters, signed, from Henry Clay to Mary S. Bayard, the wife of former Senator Richard Bayard of Delaware, discussing Clay's runs for the presidency in 1844 and 1848, the state of the Whig party, Clay's personal feelings about politics and Washington, and a variety of other subjects. Clay was one of the most consequential and influential figures in antebellum American politics, and these letters from the Great Compromiser give excellent insight into the thoughts of a natural politician while he was out of power but still hoping to influence national issues. The letters also show that Clay's famed rhetorical skills had an analogue in his eloquent pen. At the time he wrote these letters, Clay (1777-1852) did not hold elective office, having resigned from the Senate in 1842 to prepare for the presidential election of 1844, in which he was the Whig nominee. Clay lost the very close 1844 election to Democrat James K. Polk (his third loss in a run for the presidency), and it is in the wake of that defeat that the first letter in this group was written. All six of the letters are written from Clay at his Kentucky home, Ashland, to Mary S. Bayard (1804-86), wife of the former Whig Senator from Delaware, Richard Bayard, and a granddaughter of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The final letter is dated Oct. 19, 1848, just four months before the Kentucky legislature returned Clay to the U.S. Senate. The first letter is dated Nov. 18, 1844, and even though voting in the election was not yet complete, Clay writes to Mrs. Bayard (in reply to her letter of Nov. 4) that "the foreboding of the defeat of the Whig Party, which you appear to have entertained even at its date, are realized." He goes on to describe his feelings, having lost a third bid for the presidency: "Your kind and soothing letter reached me most opportunely, for it came to me in the same mail that bore intelligence which satisfied me that our case was lost. The spread of religion, of philosophy and of friendship which it embodied served to weaken the blow what fell upon me. I will not disguise, my dear friend, that I felt the severity of that blow, more perhaps because two weeks ago it was altogether unexpected by me here....But, much as this sad event affects me personally, I feel much more for my country and my friends. I am but a poor mortal, whose life has nearly reached the ordinary limit of human existence. But the country comprehends many millions, and the nation, it is to be hoped, will remain for ages to come. And my friends, by this event, are cut out of that share in the conduct of public affairs to which, from their values, their talents and their cruel proscription, they were justly entitled." In the next letter, dated Feb. 4, 1845, it is Clay's turn to console Mrs. Bayard, as he conveys his regrets upon hearing of her husband's loss to fellow Whig, John Clayton, in the election to be United States Senator from Delaware. Clay assures Mrs. Bayard that he did not support Clayton, though he was asked, and then turns philosophical in consideration of the plans that providence has for their country: "I own, with you, that I can discern scarcely a faint glimpse of light breaking through the dark gloom of the future. My only trust is in Providence, who may, in his inscrutable dispensations, have provided some means of safety and deliverance for our country; which he chooses to conceal from our vision." Clay then writes: "You ask me if I am happy? Ah! my dear friend, who on earth is happy?" The next letter is dated more than three years later, March 31, 1848, as Clay is preparing to run yet again for the Whig nomination for the presidency. He relates his recent journey home, and the warm reception he received in Pittsburgh, which he reached by steamship: "As I approached it in a steamboat on the Monongahela, filled with passengers and resounding with music, one of the most brilliant scenes opened on me that I ever beheld. In front a beautiful wire bridge was gracefully suspended over the river, crowded with people. The bank of the river, from the water's edge, to the summit, for many hundred yards, was chock full with people. The whole population of the city appeared to have precipitated itself on the bank, rising in amphitheatrical array. All this was accompanied with the display of numerous flags, the roar of cannon, the ringing of bells and the sound of music, and the enthusiastic cheers of the countless multitude." He goes on to describe the warm reception he received at other towns en route to Kentucky, and writes that he is heartened by the support of the people in his home state: "From what I have learned, since I reached home, Kentucky retains unabashed her attachment to me. They had had recently a great meeting at Louisville, & passed strong resolutions in my favor." In the fourth letter, dated June 19, 1848, Clay's optimism at the possibility of a fourth presidential nomination has been dashed by the results of the Whig Convention held earlier in the month in Philadelphia. Clay came in second to Mexican-American War hero Zachary Taylor, and cannot conceal his disappointment at the lack of support he received from the Ohio delegates, and even from his own state of Kentucky: "I was prepared for the event, which you deplore, of the failure of the Whig Convention to nominate me for the Presidency, and it therefore did not take me by surprise, but I was surprised and shocked by the course of some of the delegations to it. Most of all I was disappointed in that of the Ohio delegation. I had every assurance, in every form, from the most prominent men in that state (including the governor, Senator Corwin, &c.) that I would receive its support. If I had not fully believed in that fact, I would never have consented to the submission of my name to the Convention. With regard to Kentucky, I was aware of the exceptionable means which had been employed to appoint the Taylor delegates, and although mortified I was not much surprised. But it is useless to dwell on details. The work is done, and there is no alternative left to me, but that of quiet submission to it, so far as I was personally concerned. I ought to rejoice in the event, and I should rejoice in it but for the sake of my true and ardent friends, our cause and our country....I am relieved from a vast deal of anxiety and painful suspense, during the canvas, if I had been nominated, and from an immense responsibility, if I had been elected. In all the vicissitudes of life, it has pleased God to throw in many compensations." Clay concludes the letter by discussing the possibility that he may again be sent to the U.S. Senate, and his ambivalent feelings thereon: "I have been proposed by the Governor and other friends to return to the Senate of the U. States, but after the final & formal leave which I took of that body in 1842, I have not allowed myself to think of returning to it. There is but one consideration which recommends the step to me, and that is that I should again see friends that I may never more meet; but my purpose is to decline it." Writing a month later, on July 17, 1848, Clay tells Mrs. Bayard that despite her strong encouragement that he return to the Senate, he remains inclined not to do so: "If I had hesitation in forming my resolution, it sprung from my ardent desire to see and be more with my Eastern friends (and especially with your dear family) than I can expect to be in private life; but then I thought that I might not to mix my private feelings and inclination with the sense and consideration of public duty; and, accustomed as I am to personal sacrifices, I determined not to allow my private wishes to prevail." The final letter is dated Oct. 19, 1848, and after passing along some sad family news (the death of a grandson, a son-in-law, and a niece), Clay turns to a consideration of the forthcoming election: "The Presidential election now depends, in my opinion, upon Pennsylvania. If that state votes for Taylor he will be elected, and not otherwise. There is not the smallest prospect of his getting Ohio. I told the public so in April last but I was not believed. Indeed all the statements contained in my note to the public are in a process of verification." As it turns out, Clay was prescient: Taylor defeated Democrat Lewis Cass and Free Soil nominee Martin Van Buren, taking Pennsylvania's twenty-six electoral votes but not Ohio's twenty-three. An outstanding group of Henry Clay letters, in which one of the most influential political leaders of his era reflects on his personal political fortunes, those of the Whig party, and his philosophy of public service.

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        An Historical Account of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters of the City of London Compiled Chiefly from the Records in their Possession by Edward Basil Jupp, Clerk of the Company

      [printed by C. Whittingham for] William Pickering, London 1848 - Engraved frontispiece and three plates, title printed in black and red with woodcut device, 20 further woodcuts in the text. 8vo. [226 x 142 x 35 mm]. xix, [i], 338 pp. Bound c.1870 in half red goatskin, marbled paper sides, the spine divided into six panels, with bands tooled with a gilt fillet and flanked by blind fillets, lettered in the second and third panels, marbled endleaves, top edge gilt. Contained in a later slipcase lined with felt and covered with marbled paper. There are two insertions: an engraved leaf signed by John Sturt, being a dedication to the Worshipful Company of Carpenters from the 1723 edition of Le Clerc's A Treatise of Architecture, and an engraved view of Carpenter's Hall dated 1830. A second edition was published by Pickering and Chatto in 1887. The preliminaries and engraved plates are lightly foxed. [Bound with] JUPP (Edward Basil). Genealogical Memoranda Relating to Richard Wyatt, of Hall Place, Shackleford, Citizen and Carpenter of London; With an Account of The Almshouses of his Foundation at Godalming. Under the Care of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, The Governors. Woodcut frontispiece and seven plates of facsimile signatures and coats-of-arms, title printed in black and red with woodcut device, two further woodcuts in the text. First Edition. 8vo. [1]f, 53, [3] pp. [London: printed by Cox and Wyman]. A little light foxing or spotting. The work is undated and it is stated at the foot of the title: "Privately printed, 150 Copies". There is no copy in the British Library, but the Bodleian dates it [1870]. There are also copies at Bishopsgate Library, Chetham's Library, London Guildhall Library, London School of Economics, Society of Antiquaries of London, University College London and the V&A. Very good copies of both works in an attractive and well preserved binding which John Porter suggests might be by Riviere. From the collections of two eminent Pickering collectors, Roy Porter and John Porter (no relation) with the latter's booklabel, slipcase with Pickering label, catalogue slip and loosely inserted notes, including dates of BL leather dressing applications. Item 365 in Porter's Catalogue of a William Pickering Collection (2004). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Terugreis van Java naar Europa, met de zoogenaamde Engelse overlandpost, in de maanden september en october, 1848.Zaltbommel, Johannes Noman and son, 1851. 8vo. With 6 lithographed plates (2 folding, including 4 chromo-lithographed views). Modern half cloth.

      Bastin & Brommer 49; Landwehr, Coloured Plates 326. First edition in this form of a geological description of Java and discussing the journey home from Java to Europe in de months September and October of 1848, by the geologist Friedrich Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, who travelled through Java from 1835 to 1864. The account also appeared in Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië.Good copy.

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      Imprenta de D. Manuel Alvarez. - Madrid. 17x12. 1848. 248Pág+4h. Segunda Edición corregida y aumentada considerablemente. Raríssima Obra de Carlismo. Ref 8.5 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Egyptian Woman in a Harem in Cairo" [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 beautiful 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 captioned image, on a single folio sheet measuring 21.5 by 14.25 inches, now protected in a 26 by 19 inch black boards glazed with mylar. A beautifully preserved folio plate, the colours vivid and strong, all very clean and fresh. A WONDERFUL PLATE OF AN EGYPTIAN HAREM LADY FROM THE FAMOUS ORIENTAL ALBUM. The woman is reclined on a settee, also in the view are her slippers, a mirror, vase of flowers, a fan and a tall hookah. 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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        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

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

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        ÁLBUM DE TOLEDO. Colección de Vistas y detalles de los principales monumentos toledanos

      Litografía de Doroteo Bachiller, Madrid 1848 - Gran folio, s.n. Holandesa puntas cabra, planos papel francés. - 52 Láminas litográficas a toda plana fuera de texto con la siguiente distribución: 2 Portadas / 5 Ruinas antiguas en Toledo / 1 Cristo de la Luz / 1 Puerta Antigua Visagra / 2 Santa María La Blanca / 3 Casa de Mesa / 1 Basílica de Santa Leocadia / 1 Puerta del Sol / 3 Iglesia del Tránsito / 21 La Catedral / 8 San Juan de los Reyes / 1 Casa de Niños Expósitos / 1 Hospital de Santa Cruz / 2 El Alcázar. // Añade folleto publicitario sobre el plan de la obra. Importantísimo. Rarísimo de encontrar completo. Magnífico ejemplar. [Palau nº 18606] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bee-Hunter; or, the Oak Openings

      London: Richard Bentley, 1848. 3 volumes. Tan brown with gilt decs to spines. Marbled edges and endpapers. Edges a little faded. Ribbon markers disintegrated at top. Spines lightly cracked with lightly rubbed edges. Hinges cracked. A few small scratches or marks to boards, corners lightly bumped. Contents clean, tidy and solid.. Full Leather. Very Good. 12mo.

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      London: Mr. Mitchell, Royal Library, 1848. ONE OF 200 COPIES n. Hardcover. The only Book We've Ever Seen Containing Doilies. 254 x 200 mm (10 x 7 7/8"). 3 p.l., 372 pp. Edited by Benjamin Webster. ONE OF 200 COPIES. Publisher's very decorative deluxe binding of crimson pebble-grain morocco, covers bordered by plain rules and dogtooth roll, central panel with elaborate gilt frame enclosing an imperial crown, flat spine with filigree gilt decoration, gilt turn-ins, ivory watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. With 10 chromolithographs heightened with gilt, including a frontispiece depicting a royal performance, a decorative title page, and eight decorative play titles. WITH FIVE DELICATE PRINTED CUT-PAPER DOILIES(!) SERVING AS PLAYBILLS for plays performed by royal command (three of the doilies "double-bills" combining the announcement of two plays performed on the same date). Abbey "Life" 419; Lowe "A Bibliographical Account of English Theatrical Literature," pp. 286-7; Arnott & Robinson "English Theatrical Literature 1559-1900" 929. Quarter-inch abrasion at spine tail (with small loss of gilt), one-inch closed tear to bottom margin of one plate, but quite a fine copy, the binding lustrous and otherwise unworn, and the text basically undisturbed (especially important because of the potential damage to the vulnerable doilies, all in perfect condition here). This is a very pleasing copy of a highly unusual edition containing the plays presented by royal command at Windsor Castle during 1848 and 1849; the volume features an extremely attractive deluxe binding and the insertion of doilies--something that we've never seen in a book before. The work presents an intriguing glimpse into mid-19th century British theater at its intersection with royal patronage. Each play is preceded--as issued and to charming effect--by a facsimile of the bill of performers printed on lacy paper doilies embossed with the royal coat-of-arms, and these fragile insertions remain in remarkable condition. The dramas, comic and serious, are: Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" and "Hamlet," Dion Bourcicault's "Used Up," J. M. Morton's "Box and Cox," Benjamin Thompson's "The Stranger," John Oxenford's "Twice Killed," Douglas Jerrold's "The Housekeeper," and James Kenny's "Sweethearts and Wives." Each of the two Shakespeare plays was the sole attraction on the evening it was presented, but the other, shorter plays were presented as "double-bills." Editor Benjamin Webster (1797-1882) was an actor and dramatist who performed at Drury Lane, the Haymarket, and Adelphi theaters to great success. He wrote more than 100 plays. In addition to editing the present work, he took part in the royal theatricals recorded in it. The present item shows up from time to time in original cloth, but we find no trace of it in the marketplace in our special very handsome presentation binding.

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        Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London . [Bound with:] Transactions . Second Series

      W. Bulmer & Co. [and others], London 1848 - 10 volumes (first series: vols. I-VII; second series: vols. I-III [all published], 4to (11 3/4 x 9 inches). Seven engraved titles, 175 plates, including 91 hand-coloured engraved plates, after Hooker, Withers, Drake, Barbara Cotton, C.J. Robertson, Lady Broughton and others, engraved by W. Say, W. Clark and others, 9 folding plates, numerous illustrations. Uncut. (Minor foxing and browning). Expertly bound to style in half green straight grain morocco over period marbled paper covered boards, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt Provenance: Dr. Edward Scudamore (1778-1850, ink signatures); Arnold Arboretum (ink stamp on endpaper) A rare complete run of the most important British pomological and botanical journal of its day, and a showcase for the talents of some of the greatest botanical artists working in Britain at the time. The Horticultural Society of London was founded by Sir Joseph Banks, John Wedgwood and others in 1804 and become The Royal Horticultural Society in 1861. The Transactions, the leading horticultural journal of its time, contain valuable contributions on fruits and vegetables, particularly peaches, strawberies, apricots, cherries and gooseberries by T. A. Knight, George Lindley, James Barnet, and Robert Thompson, and others. William Hooker (no relation to Sir William) served as botanical artist to the Horticultural Society (now the Royal Horticultural Society) from 1812 until he retired in 1820. The present work includes a good selection of plates taken from his fruit paintings which, according to Blunt and Stearn, reveal him to have been "one of the greatest pomological artists of all time" (The Art of Botanical Illustration, p. 233). There are also some excellent examples of the work of Sarah Drake (including a particularly fine folding plate of the orchid Cattleya guttata) and Augusta Withers (the luminous quality of the fruit in the Ickworth Imperatrice Plum plate is remarkable), who combined their talents to such memorable effect in James Bateman's Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala (London: 1837-1843) As usual, this set a mixed edition: vols. 1-2, third edition; vol. 3, second edition; vols. 4-7 and second series vols 1-3, first edition. Unusually, this set is uncut, with deckle edges. As many of the plates are printed close to the sheet edge, sets of the Transactions are often found with the plates trimmed into the subject,; a fault not found in this uncut set. Complete sets of both the first and second series and complete with all the plates are seldom encountered. Dunthorne 142; Great Flower Books (1990) p. 160; Nissen BBI 2387. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dombey and Son

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1848 - UK 1st edition. Extra Illustrated With the Twelve Additional Character Plates by Phiz Which Were Sanctioned by Dickens and Seperately Published by Chapman and Hall. Half Leather Gilt. 8vo. Half Title, xvi, 2 Line Errata, 624pp. Frontispiece, Vignette Title Page and Thirty Eight Plates by H.K.Browne as Called for. A VERY GOOD book. Neat Repair to Hinges. Clean and Fresh Internally With Just Slight Oxidisation and Foxing Mainly to Edges of Plates. Bookplate of the Noted Bibliophile, Eric Quayle to Front Pastedown. A Rare Example With the Additional Character Plates. Eckel pg.76. PBFA Member. We Welcome Direct Contact With Our Customers. Contact Neil Ewart Rare Books If You Require Any Further Information or Images. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A preservative against Popery, in several select discourses upon the principal heads of controversy between Protestants and Papists : being written and published by the most eminent divines of the Church of England, chiefly in the reign of King James II /

      London: Published at the Society's Office , 1848. Complete in 18 volumes, plus 8 volume supplement. ( 26 volumes in all ) Bound in original publishers red blind stamped cloth. Cloth rubbed, worn, with wear loss on head and tail of spine's, leather label on spine with library number. ( Most likely a private library label, no other library marks ). Internally, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A nice clean set, in worn bindings. . Good. 8vo.

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        Newton's Principia. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, By Sir Isaac Newton; Translated into English by Andrew Motte. To which is added Newton's System of the World; With a portrait taken from the Bust in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. First American edition, carefully revised and corrected. With a life of the author, by N. W. Chittenden, M. A., &c

      Published by Daniel Adee, 107 Fulton Street [Turney & Lockwood's Stereo, New York 1848 - First American edition, second printing. The first edition was published in 1687. The first translation into English, this translation, was published in 1729 from the third and definitive Latin edition of 1726. Frontispiece portrait taken from the bust in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich printed by William Wurts. This is as the portrait in the first printing except for the imprint. Diagrams in text. Royal 8vo8vo. INSCRIBED BY EDITOR. Inscribed by N. W. Chittenden to N. Chittenden on the endpaper. Chittenden's "Life" is described by Babson as "well-written and informing." Dedicated to the Teachers of the Normal School of the State of New York. Babson 24; Gray 26; PMM 161 Contemporary sheep. Rebacked, black morocco label, some rubbing of corners, some light browning of text, mostly marginal, with the bookplate from the Neils Bohr Library of the History of Physics Frontispiece portrait taken from the bust in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich printed by William Wurts. This is as the portrait in the first printing except for the imprint. Diagrams in text. Royal 8vo8vo First American edition, second printing. The first edition was published in 1687. The first translation into English, this translation, was published in 1729 from the third and definitive Latin edition of 1726. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        EARLY HISTORY OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA and of the West, and of Western Expeditionsand Campaigns, from MDCCLIV to MDCCCXXXIII

      A. P. Ingram, W. O. Hickok, Pittsburg, Harrisburg 1848 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 20% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** "Besides copius extracts from important indian treaties,minutes of conferences,journals, etc., a topographical description of the counties of allegheny, westmoreland, washington, somerset, greene, fayette, beaver, butler, armstrong, etc." Illustrated with several drawings and 2 fold out maps. Full contemporary calf with modern professionally done spine and endpapers, gilt lettering and decorations on the spine and black leather label. Howes - 505. Extra Scarce, Good Plus, a handsome book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Christian Church to the Time of Constantine

      Agra: Wm. H. Haycock, Secundra Orphan Press,, 1848. Octavo (197 × 113 mm). Original green combed cloth-backed marbled boards, paper label to the spine. Folding lithographic map frontispiece with some colour. A little rubbed, label somewhat chipped, ink-stamp of the Free Church College to the front free endpaper, light toning to the text, otherwise very good. First and only edition. Extremely uncommon, just a single copy traced at Yale, and in that the map not noted. This copy inscribed by the noted Orientalist and administrator to his elder brother John, "Jn Muir from W.M., Agra, 22 Ja[nuar]y 1849". John is widely considered to have been "one of the most significant British patrons and scholars of Sanskrit of the mid-nineteenth century" (ODNB), but his brother's influence was certainly the greater. From Haileybury William travelled out in 1837 to take up a posting on the North West Provinces, where he would see almost 40 years of continuous service. A series of minor positions in the revenue and judicial services were followed by "posts in the provincial capital of Agra, first as secretary to the board of revenue in 1848, and then, from 1852, as secretary to Lieutenant-Governor James Thomason, with whose evangelicalism and administrative innovations in the fields of land revenue and education he was very sympathetic. His first twenty years of Indian service proved him sound rather than exceptional". The Mutiny and subsequent civil uprising of 1857?-9 provided Muir with greater scope for initiative, and his intelligence work in the province drew him to the attention the of the Governor-General, leading to his eventual rise in 1868 to the provincial governorship. He retired to Britain in late 1876 but continued to play an active role in Indian affairs until 1885, as a member of the Council of India in London. He was then appointed principal of Edinburgh University, his alma mater, retiring in 1903. He has been recognised for his contribution to the stabilisation of land revenue problems in north-west India following the uprisings, but his Islamic scholarship and educational endeavours, both in India and Scotland, were probably of greater long-term significance; "His preoccupation with higher education reflected partly his perception of the élites, particularly the Muslims, as bulwarks of the raj in the north-west, and partly his evangelical conviction that education would be conducive to social reform and hence to 'civilisation', and even to his personal goal of the reception of Christian values". The present work certainly representing an adjunct of this Macaulayist project, Muir noting in his preface that "this treatise is mainly designed as a vernacular one for the natives of Hindustan, and has an especial reference to the Mahomedan population".

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        1869 - 1936 Collection of Letters & Printed Ephemera Concerning a Woman's School founded in Philadelphia with Branches in Chicago & New Brunswick NJ (with) A Group of Materials Regarding Missionary Work in India & Other Family Business

      United States: Not Published , 1848. The Misses Anable were long-time educators of women and children, with two sisters beginning a school in Philadelphia in 1848, continuing via 5 nieces in Chicago and New Brunswick New Jersey. (See below for more of their history). They had an extensive correspondence with their alumnae and friends and were of lasting influence in the lives of their pupils. Two of the niece-sisters married Christian missionaries, with stations in India - there is a small sub-collection regarding the background of this branch of the family here; these missionaries had a long-established standing in their own field of endeavor, having India- resident missionary parents long established on the sub-continent. Printed materials include: "Miss Anable's School" course of study certificates; printed & filled out in calligraphic manuscript and signed; one for Harriet Anable dated June 16th 1869 and the other for one for Miss Anna Anable in 1883; both of these for when the school was situated in Philadelphia and signed by their aunts, the Misses Anable; approx. 6" x 7 ¾" size; black on heavy cream stock card; the text contained in a triple-line oval; little wear and soiling, in very good condition. 1885 Third Assembly Masonic Hall Monday Evening, February 16; folding dance card with dances, 'engagements'; the reception committee included Mrs. William Carpender, Mrs. Cornelius L. Hardenberg and Mrs. George H. Janeway; a few pencil notations, initialed by one of the Anable daughters; darkened, worn, good condition. "The Hour Glass" published by the Class of 1917 of the Lake View Institute (Chicago Women's School); 50 pages; black and white illustrated; the dedication is "To the Misses Anable…"; 6 graduates for this class, with stories, a trip to Hawaii by one of the class, photographs of graduates and other students, history and local Chicago advertisements; about 7" x 10" size, gold-embossed and lettered paper covers; wear and soiling; good condition. A branch of the "Anable" School had been established in Chicago, hence the dedication from grateful graduates.Elaborately gilt initialed letter 'A' blank heavy cardstock cards; (4); approx.. 3" x 5"; for use of the Anable school or family; light wear, in very good condition.Folding engraved wedding invitation and reception card for the marriage of Julia Frances Anable and the Reverend Lewis Birge Chamberlain in New Brunswick, New Jersey; the wedding took place June 16, 1897; some old darkened spots, wear, soiling; good condition."The Anable School" New Brunswick, New Jersey; (8) page informational booklet on this institution, noticed as "Incorporated under the laws of the State of New Jersey in 1925"; trustees listed as Ralph G. Wright, Russell E. Watson, S. Neilson Rice, Nicholas G. Rutgers, Jr. and Frederick L. Brown, M.D.; with a bit of background on the school, which was formed "…In response to the growing need for a private day school for girls in New Brunswick…name was chosen because of affectionate regard for Miss Harriet D. Anable, who, for thirty-five years - until 1918 - conducted a school for girls in New Brunswick…"; 4 ¾" x 6 ¾" size; side -sewn with white silk cord; light wear, offsetting to title page from old laid-ins; very good condition. "The ABC Monthly" Vol. XV, No. 1 June, 1908 New Brunswick, N.J.; issued by women of the Misses Anable's English, German, French and Classical School for Young Ladies and Children, 66 Bayard Street, New Brunswick, N.J.; 4 pages; this issue primarily commemorating 15 years of the school's activities, with some humor, list of the original class of (18)'93 and their whereabouts, doings, a few deaths; approx. 6" x 9" size; printed black on light blue stapled paper covers, printer's ornaments; light wear, in very good condition ; (4) copies here. "The Fourth Annual Commencement New Jersey College for Women Class of 1925"; booklet; (20) pages, printed one side only; illustration of the school; the week's events; 'As You Like It' play presentation; baccalaureate service; various exercise, commencement class & officers list; laid-in card for Miss Anne Anable Chamberlain (who was president of the class); approx. 4 ½" x 6" size; covers blind-embossed stiff paper, side sewn with blue silk cording; bottom edge of cover holed; contents in very good condition. Note: In 1918 Rutgers trustees opened the NJ College for Women, now called the Douglass Residential College in New Brunswick. A printed 4-page letter inviting Anable Alumnae Association members to a Luncheon at Philipse Manor New York, sponsored by Eleanor Ross Hoagland, dated November of 1928. Within the invitational news is a history of The Misses Anable's School, by Harriet I. Anable. After the initial beginnings in Philadelphia, the nieces of the founder, Harriet and Isabella carried on the work and moved to New Brunswick, with their three sisters. (see the Dunn cabinet card photograph of them, below); eventually two Anable sisters married a couple of missionaries who were at their work in India, and two of the younger sisters eventually opened a 'branch' Anable school in Chicago; eventually the original Anable sisters retired and yet another iteration of the Anable School was founded in New Brunswick; the schoolteacher sisters there remained single and retired to Philipse Manor. There is information here regarding the other two sisters who had married the missionaries, with their husbands (both married Chamberlains) mentioned and their descendants; this letter holed at the center, old worming; the sense of the text is coherent) - with the original mailing envelope and invitation card, good overall condition. India materials: (6) individual documents, from 1911-1913; (3) 8 ¼" x 10 ½" approx.. and (3) on 5 ¾" x 8 ¼" size paper; most are addressed to Lewis Birge Chamberlain's NJ address, one to Madras and another to Ranipettai; on Bank of Madras printed letterhead, typed with manuscript notations concerning the transactions. The Reverend L. B. Chamberlain had been born in India of missionary parents, who continued to reside there; these papers regard monetary transactions at the bank in rupees and are signed by the Secretary-Treasurer, with various annotations and appear to acknowledge moneys sent to Chamberlain's mother. The Bank of Madras (1843 - 1921, merged with the Imperial Bank and is now part of the State Bank of India. Old fold lines, wear; in very good condition. (With) a circa 1917 cabinet card photograph of an Indian couple with their child taken by Sarma & Co. Photographers Enlargers and Photo suppliers, V.G. Sarma Head Office, Madanapali (India); with their identifiers and advertisements for various services and a prize contest on back; people re not identified, perhaps these were friends, associates or business acquaintances of the Chamberlains; approx.. 6 ½" x 8 ½" size overall; some light wear; in very good condition. A cabinet card photograph by (Frank P.) Dunn of New Brunswick, N.J. with their identifiers on front and back, of 5 fashionably-attired young women, with obviously related features, the five Anable family sisters who continued the educational work of their forbears. Dunn worked in the 1880-90's in the area; some edgewear to the mount card, image with some light spotting; good condition. Letters: Letters from friends in Albany at school to Julia Frances Anable, regarding social events, travel of friends, their doings, sports and personal news. Letter to Julia F. Anable from her father in Madanapelle (Madanapali) India, he glad she has arrived stateside safely, news of the missionary school in Madanapelle, students, his trouble with eyesight & going to five days treatment for it to Maj. Elliott in Madras.Other letters, about 20, include a group from Ms. Cross-Buchanan, a friend in Scotland, writing in the 1880s regarding travel in the Scottish isles including Mull and Coll (with Mrs. Hamilton, whose husband was formerly Coll's owner) and artistic endeavors including painting original greeting cards for sale - with some success. A couple of letters from a Mary Harvey Shuveldt, a friend in Wisconsin mention travel to Japan (Nagasaki). Annie & Kate Franchet mention academic, social and sporting doings in Schenectady, N.Y. A few letters regard various business doings of the spouses of the sisters and miscellaneous news-tidings of the late 19th century, including a prescription for psylla seeds stomach problems. Some of these with original mailing envelopes and postal cancellations; envelopes with soiling and wear, usually the contents are in very good condition; a few items are holed and chewed. A group of (16) letters, 1934 - 1936, on The Clifton Springs Sanitarium and Clinic Clifton Springs, N.Y. letterhead to Lewis Chamberlain, usually 2 pages or more, handwritten and regarding religion and the practice and preaching of it, Rutgers, an apartment on Grammercy Park, questions regarding family business, taxes, investments and an interesting exchange regarding the diaries and correspondence of the family patriarch, Jacob Chamberlain, missionary in India as was Lewis and other family members, some of whom were born there in the mid-19th century. Our research indicates that holdings of the letters of Jacob Chamberlain may be found at Wheaton College (Illinois) Billy Graham Center and also at the LOC; some light wear and soiling, the writer's handwriting at time difficult to decipher completely; usually the sense is decipherable. There was some dispersion of the family papers at the time of the death of Jacob Chamberlain (1821 - 1913) and the family here trying to puzzle out the remains of his writings and estate. Overall, everything is in good to very good condition. . Manuscript. Not Bound. Good.

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        ou descriptions et figures des plantes les plus rares et les plus méritantes. Tome quatrième [Bd. 4 von 23 Bdn.]. Mit 108 (davon 98 kolor., farb. lithogr. und 14 mehrfach gefalt.) Tafeln sowie einigen Textholzschnitten.

      Gent Louis [Benoit] van Houtte 1848 - Ca. 133 Bll. (Text). Gr.-8°. HLdr. d. Zt. auf 4 Zierbünden mit goldgepräg. Rückentitel und Rückennummer ("IV."), Ganzgoldschnitt und Lesebändchen. Nissen BBI 2254. - Great Flower Books, S. 157f. - Vollständiger 4. Band, bzw. 4. Jahrgang 1848 dieser bekannten, reich illustrierten, botanischen Zeitschrift hrsg. von Louis van Houtte (1810-1876) und Charles Lemaire (1800-1871). Sie gilt mit ihren prächtig ausgearbeiteten kolor., farbig lithographierten Tafeln als eine der schönsten Gartenbauzeitschriften ihrer Zeit und zeigt einerseits neu entdeckte exotische Pflanzen aus aller Welt und andererseits ebenso populäre europäische Kulturpflanzen. Die "Flore des serres." erschien monatlich ab 1845 und stellte ihr Erscheinen mit dem 23. Band 1880 ein. Der Belgier Louis van Houtte war von 1836-1838 Leiter des "Jardin Botanique de Brussels", nach dem er auf Expeditionen in Brasilien und Afrika exotische Pflanzen und speziell Orchideen sammelte. In Gent gründete er die "belgische Royal Horticultural Society" und es entstand in den Folgejahren die größte Gärtnerei mit Gartenbauschule auf dem europäischen Kontinent auf einer Fläche von 14 Hektar und mit über 50 Gewächshäusern. In seiner eigenen lithographischen Anstalt, inmitten der Gewächshäuser, entstanden seine prächtigen Verkaufskataloge. Hier wurden auch die Jahrgänge der "Flore des serres." in Zusammenarbeit mit den bekannten Botaniker und Zeichner Charles Lemaire und Michael Joseph François Scheidweiler (1799-1861) verlegt, die viele der schönen Farbtafeln zeichneten und in prächtiger Qualität farbig lithographierten, feinere Details wurden durch Handkolorit ausgeführt. Bekannte Botaniker trugen mit Ihren Beiträgen ihren Anteil an der Qualität der Jahrgänge, u.a. "Ad. Brongniart, J. Decaisne, Alph. de Candolle, F. E. L. Fischer, Ch. Lemaire, G. Miquel, Achille Richard, M. Scheidweiler, de Vriese" (a. d. Titelblatt). - Vorliegender Band enthält u.a. die Lithographien Nr. 303-424, wobei u.a. die 14 gefalteten Lithographien eine Doppelnummer erhielten. - Mit Register der bis dahin erschienenen Jahrgänge (Table générale alphabétique"). - Einband gering bestoßen, Rücken etwas berieben und verblichen. - Wenige Tafeln mit leichtem Farbabklatsch. - Im Gesamteindruck gut erhaltene Ausgabe. - Weitere Jahrgänge dieser Ausgabe auf Anfrage. - Other volumes of this edition on request. - *** 83 Jahre Antiquariat Arno Adler (1932-2015) *** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        STORIA DELLA REPUBBLICA DI VENEZIA dal suo principio fino al giorno d?oggi. Opera originale del prete veneziano....

      Antonelli 1848-1856 100 fascicoli in - 8, bross. edit. che nel piano dell?opera andavano a formare 13 voll. Dedicat. al cittadino Daniele Manin Presidente del Governo Provvisorio della Repubblica di Venezia. L?opera più imp. del C. (Venezia 1802 - 1876) che abbraccia la storia di Venezia dalle origini alla pace di Campoformio secondo un ordine rigorosamente cronologico. Questa storia fu al centro di vivaci reazioni da parte delle comunità ebraiche che si ritennero offese da alcune affermazioni dell?A. Lozzi 5942. Rara opera nella sua veste tipografica originale con tutte le copertine conservate.

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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants

      London: William Smith 1848 - VG+ 1st edition HB in excellent publishers green gilt binding with original yellow endpapers. A tight clean copy of 215pp with all plates present including tissue guards. Very occassional minor foxing to outer edges of plates. (30 x 24cm) ***Heavy - Please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs***

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        Révolutions Politiques et Sociales de 1848, prédites en 1843. Le Hachych

      Comptoir des Imprimeurs-Unis, Paris 1848 - Octavo, uncut and mostly unopened; some foxing else a good copy in the original printed yellow wrappers, becoming loose at gutters. Author's presentation copy of the second edition of Lallemand's rare tale of the coming society, and the first to attribute authorship. First published as Le Hachych in 1843, its new title here is more explicit as to its intents. This was the first European work to use the drug hashish as its basic plot device.The work purports to be a translation from an Arabic manuscript which the author has discovered in his cabin whilst sailing for Marseille. It veers between the sensational and the doctrinal, particularly in its fundamental conceit that hashish not only provides consolation for the present, but an intimation and aspect of the future.In the early 1840s the French psychiatrist Moreau had begun studying the possible therapeutic applications of hashish, in the process installing himself as purveyor to the famous Club des Hachichins, an elegant coterie presided over by author and dilettante Gautier. But it fell to the well-known surgeon and republican socialist Lallemand to write the first European work to use the drug as its basic plot device. This copy is inscribed by Lallemand "A mon ami Lougian [?sp]" in his distinctive sepia ink. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Australia from Surveys made by order of the British Government combined with those of D'Entrecasteaux, Baudin, Freycinet &c &c

      London: John Arrowsmith, 1848. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, with three inset maps 686 x 903 mm (sheet size), dissected and backed on linen, as issued; folds into slip case with original label. Fine impressive map of Australia showing 46 counties in New South Wales, 23 counties in Port Phillip, and 26 counties in Western Australia, (and penal settlements in Tasmania in the inset) with detailed notes on explorers and discoveries.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Signed Document as Collector of Customs - in the preface to his novel "The Scarlett Letter" published in 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne refers to his three years in the Customs House

      Salem, Massachusetts, May 26, 1848. 8.75" x 6.5". "Partly Printed Document Signed, ""Nath Hawthorne"" as Surveyor of the District of Salem and Beverly and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Salem, Massachusetts, 1p, 8.75"" x 6.5"". Salem, May 26, 1848. Countersigned ""Ephrm F. Miller"" as Deputy Collector and ""John D. Howard"" as Naval Officer. Completed in manuscript. Fine condition.""To the Inspectors of the Port of Salem: We Certify, That T. Archibald has secured the Duties on Merchandize contained in the following packages, in conformity to the entry thereof of this date, which merchandize was imported in the Sch[ooner] Martha Ann. Permission is accordingly hereby given to land the same, viz: ... Ninety tons of Plaster.""Appointed by Democratic President James Knox Polk. Nathaniel Hawthorne served as Surveyor of the District of Salem and Beverly and Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Salem, Massachusetts, from March 16, 1846, until he was removed from office on June 17, 1849, by Whig President Zachary Taylor."

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        MÜNCHEN. "6. Merz. Feierliche Beeidigung des gesammten Militair's zur Staats-Verfassung, auf dem Maximilians-Platze in München." Maximiliansplatz von Norden gesehen, seitlich die Bebauung, das Militär im Karée angetreten vor dem berittenen Offizierskorps, vorne zahlreiche Zuschauer, unten Inschrift.

      - Lithographie, im Stein monogr. "R", 1848, 18,5 x 29 cm. Slg. Maillinger Bd. IV, Nr. 772; Abb. in: F.X. Vollmer, Der Traum von der Freiheit, S. 50. - Mittelbug, im breiten Rand gering stockfleckig. Lebhaft staffagierte Ansicht.

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        Oeuvres de Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Librairie Napoléonienne, 1848. Fine. Librairie Napoléonienne, Paris 1848, 23x14,5cm, 3 volumes brochés. - first edition prepared under the direction of Charles-Edouard Temblaire. The trilogy consists of: I. Exile II. Captivity, III. Mixtures. Foxing, small tears with tiny gaps in the heads and feet of the past two volumes back, partially soiled boards, pen annotations in flat heads. Rare copy of this complete trilogy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale établie sous la direction de Charles-Edouard Temblaire. Cette trilogie se compose ainsi : I. Exil, II. Captivité, III. Mélanges. Rousseurs, petites déchirures avec infimes manques en têtes et en pieds des dos passés de deux volumes, plats partiellement salis, annotations à la plume en têtes des plats. Rare exemplaire de cette trilogie complète.

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        Dombey and Son

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1848. Octavo (207 x 130). Early 20th century dark red straight-grain morocco by Riviere, decoratively gilt panelled spine, two-line gilt border on sides, top edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, pale pink endpapers. Etched vignette, frontispiece and 38 plates by "Phiz" (H. K. Browne). Joints a little rubbed. With the half-title and two-line errata leaf (errata slip not present). First edition, a handsomely bound copy. "[Dombey] was far more carefully planned and structured than Chuzzlewit and is now recognized as one of the greatest of all his works. It is the first novel for which a full set of working notes and number-plans survives (in the Forster collection, Victoria and Albert Museum). It is also the first one to have an explicitly contemporary setting. The railway features strongly in the story, which is also much concerned with the fate of women in contemporary middle-class English society" (ODNB).

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      2 volumes. William Little, London 1848. Folio. IV+442 + 436pages. Profusely illustrated with woodcuts, from vignettes to full pages. 2 large folding panoramas (Paris & Edinburgh). 2 folding double-page views. Publisher's greyish green cloh bindings with richly gilt decorations on spine and front board (boards with allegories of the 1848 French Revolution). All three edges gilt. Repairs to the city views; no loss of paper. Weak at inside hinges. Bindings with slight soiling, mostly to front board of vol. 1. Otherwise a well-preserved set.. From the very beginning, The London Illustrated News represented the absolute state-of-the-art of reproduction of news pictures, thanks to numerous anonymous wood engravers. The magazine is a first class source of what fascinated and interested the cultivated readership of the Victorian Age. News from all over the world with highly authentic pictures: The magazine had a vast staff of roving artists and cooperated with freelance cartoonists abroad. ** The 1848 volumes are dominated by the coverage of the February revolution in France as well as coverage of the rebellions all over Europe, not least in Hungary. ** Heavy item - extra shipping charges may apply

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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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        Analisi storico-topografico-antiquaria della carta de dintorni di Roma. Edizione seconda. Tomo I (Tomo II e Tomo III)

      Tipografia delle Belle Arti 1848-9, Roma - Ottime legature 900 in mz. pelle con nervi, fregi e titoli impressi in oro al ds. Un piccolo strappo all occhietto del primo e del secondo volume, ma eccellente esemplare in barbe. Olschki, 17654 (per l edizione originale del 1837); Rossetti, 7395. 8vo (cm. 23,4), 3 Voll.; 4 cc.nn., XLVIII pp. ( Discorso preliminare ), 2 cc.nn., 555, 679, 753 pp. (si unisce) Carta de dintorni di Roma secondo le osservazioni di sir William Gell e del professore Antonio Nibby (grande carta in litografia di cm. 84x74,5 - datata 1827 e incisa da Filippo Trojani - in ottime condizioni, intelata e più volte rip. Lieve acquarellatura coeva). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of Lord Byron

      London: John Murray, 1848. Hardcover. Very good +. Seventeen volumes in New Edition of 1848. Bound in contemporary tan leather. End pages and edges marbled. Vol. III bottom board detached. Text blocks clean and tight in all volumes. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs may be required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and/or value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order.

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA. La compuesta, enmendada y añadida por el padre Mariana, con la continuación de Miniana. Completada con todos los sucesos que comprenden el escrito clásico sobre el reinado de Carlos III por el Conde de Floridablanca, la historia de su levantamiento, guerra y revolución, por el Conde de Toreno. Y la de nuestros días por Eduardo Chao. V volúmenes

      1848 - Madrid. Imprenta y Librería de Gaspar y Roig, editores. 1848-1851. Cinco volúmenes. O.C. 4º mayor, 5h inclusa portada, frontis retrato, xipp-2h-618pp-3h-9 láminas, 679pp-3h-6 láminas, 674pp-3h-7 láminas, v-615pp-5h-6 láminas, 757pp-6-1h-cii para apéndice, 6 láminas. Con un total de 34 láminas litográficas grabadas aparte de las cuales una es hermoso mapa plegado del España Romana al vol. I grabado en cobre y 2 grabadas en acero -retatos de Mariana y Chao-, cientos de grabados xilográficos de personajes, episodios históricos, monumentos, mapas y demás figuras, grandes capitulares y viñetas iniciales y finales también grabadas en madera. Encuadernación homogénea holandesa piel avellana de época, hierros y tipos al oro en lomera. Según la colación de las láminas faltarían tres, una por cada vol. 2, 3 y 4, pero no se aprecia restos de falta. Escaso y apenas mencionable óxido esporádico y poco marcado, puntas y cejas de pie apenas rozadas, salvo en el vol. V que es más apreciable el roce en las primeras. Muy buen ejemplar, por lo demás, bastante limpio en general y sin uso, algunas láminas conservan su clásico papel protector de seda. Juan de Mariana S.I.Talavera de la Reina, 1536-1624. Jesuita, teólogo e historiador español. Conde de Floridablanca, José Moñino y Redondo, 1728-1808. Conde de Toreno, José Maria Queipo de Llano Ruiz de Saravia, 1786-1843. Eduardo Chao Fernández, 1821-1887. CCPB000121340-7.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A. With Selections from His Journals and Correspondence

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848. First edition. Engraved title pages after William Collins in each volume, portrait frontispiece by John Linnell in vol. I. xii, 348; vi, 354 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Full blue polished calf, gilt spine, with red morocco title labels, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Near fine. First edition. Engraved title pages after William Collins in each volume, portrait frontispiece by John Linnell in vol. I. xii, 348; vi, 354 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Wilkie Collins' first book, a biography of his father, the painter William John Thomas Collins (1788-1847). Parrish & Miller, pp. 6-11

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        The national distress: its financial origin and remedy. with the proposal of a common principle of union amongst the promoters of an equitable adjustment of the currency; and a vindication of the railways

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Co. 1848. 8vo., (6) + 260 + 8pp., original blind-stamped cloth with printed spine label, the label a little worn and soiled, a little wear to extremities else a very good uncut presentation copy inscribed in ink> at head of title 'Dr Stevenson with the author's compts.>' First edition (but see further note below) and very scarce. Kress C.7510. Goldsmiths 35690. The University of London (Goldsmiths Library) also has an unpublished proof copy given the title: The capricious, usurious, and blighting interest of money.> This title was evidently abandoned for the published version. Although published anonymously, there is an intriguing, and credible, note on the flyleaf of our copy attributing the authorship of National Distress> to Henry Booth (1789-1869), the railway projector and manager long associated with the Liverpool and Manchester railway and a consistent supporter of George Stephenson. 'He was a tireless writer and pamphleteer for much of his life, publishing books, papers, and articles on technical and scientific subjects, social questions, taxation, politics, and the economy. His Account of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway> (1830) remains an indispensable starting point for serious study of the early history of that line. His works on politics, notably A Reformed Parliament> (1833), reflect his moderate Liberalism, and his studies of economic questions, most importantly Free Trade as it Affects the People> (1833), express his firm but pragmatic belief in laissez-faire> principles.' [Francis Watt rev. Ralph Harrington in ODNB]. The 8-page Appendix to The National Distress> comprises Propositions for a Public Act relating to the issues of the Bank of England and to a national currency.> It makes interesting reading. * It seems probable that the recipient was Robert Stevenson (1772-1850), the celebrated Scottish civil engineer, but it might equally have been Robert's civil engineer son, Alan Stevenson (1807-1865).

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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.. FIRST EDITION 1848, 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, title page vignette, lithographed frontispiece and 11 other plates (including 10 tinted lithographs), 7 maps (4 folding), some text illustrations, pages: xiv, (2), 1-437 including List of Plants, no advertisements, bound in half modern tan calf over marbled boards, raised bands, 2 gilt lettered black morocco labels, new endpapers. Frontispiece reinserted with loss of inner margin, all but 1 tissue guard missing, margin of frontispiece and title page faintly browned, very occasional very light soiling or pale browning to margins, 1 folding map expertly mounted on linen. A very good sturdy copy. Ferguson, Volume IV, 4828; Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, page 203 and page 382 No.129. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        GAVARNI (Suplice - Paul Chevalier, dit). Oeuvres choises

      J. Hetzel - Garnier F. 1848 GAVARNI (Suplice - Paul Chevalier, dit). Oeuvres choises. Revues, corrigées et nouvellement classées par l' Auteur. Etude de moeurs contemporaines. La vie de jeune homme - Les débardeurs. Avec des notices en tète de chaque serie par P.J. Stahl. Paris, J. Hetzel - Garnier F., 1848. In - 4°, m. tela con angoli, cop. anteriore conservata. (8) pp., 30 tavole con caricature in litografia; (4) pp., 50 tavole con caricature in litografia, (4) pp. di indici e pubblicità. Bell' esemplare di quest' opera curiosa e non comune. Sander, Die illustr. franzosischen Bucher des 19. Johz, p. 117.

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        A Forced March from My Home in Old England, to My Home in the Regiment. Bangalore, Printed at the Columbian Press, by Thomas Beare, 1848.

      1848 1848 - Small 8vo. Pp. (iv), 203, (1) with errata leaf tipped in. Original cloth, rubbed and spine ends chipped. Rare travelogue of a journey made in 1846 by an officer returning through Europe to his regimental base in India. The authorship is attributed to Charles Foveaux Kirkby, then a captain in the Fourteenth Madras Native Infantry. The account describes the visit to Paris and then is mainly devoted to his stay in Rome. From there he passed through Naples, Sorrento, Malta and Alexandria before taking a steamer from Cairo to Madras. This work is one of only two known from the Colombian Press at Bangalore! The second work is a Tamil language book printed in 1850. See: D.E. Rhodes article in The British Museum Quarterly, vol. 34 no. 3/4 (1970), pp. 83-86. Seems scarce, we've only found two library copies (British Library and Princeton University). Not in Diehl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chants et chansons populaires de la France

      Paris: Garnier frères, 1848. Fine. Garnier frères, Paris 1848, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. Grd. in 8 (18x28,5cm), relié. - Second edition with a new Garnier increased milling after the first among Delloye in 1843, in 125 deliveries including a 4-leaf form, the score and four double-sided pages of steel engravings (extraordinary compositions surrounding the text of the song) besides three headpieces. Illustration Trimollet, Daubigny, Meissonier ... The first edition in Delloye not contenanit 84 deliveries and songs. Printing on vellum fort.binding green half morocco fir wedge signed Niedrée tail. Back tooled raised the grotesque wavelets stylized. Golden heads. Thin slit in the top head of Volume 1 and Volume 3 tail of two corners in Volume 3, sunken jaws slightly open. Few browning in the margins of some leaves. Beautiful copy, non rogné.39 songs Volume 1, Volume 2 32, 54 volume 3 of 125 deliveries and songs, divided into warriors and patriotic songs, satirical burlesque songs and ballads and roundels ... One of the most beautiful illustrated romantic, the material is abundant and plentiful, full of imagination and verve. This volume is one of the most important works of Trimolet illustrator, Baudelaire draws particular praise in his aesthetic Curiosities, in terms of Cartoonists. Carteret compare this production to the best illustrated in the eighteenth. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition chez Garnier dans une nouvelle mouture augmentée, après la première chez Delloye en 1843, en 125 livraisons de 4 feuillets comprenant une notice, la partition et 4 pages recto-verso de gravures sur acier (extraordinaires compositions encadrant le texte de la chanson), outre trois frontispices. Illustration de Trimollet, Daubigny, Meissonnier... La première édition chez Delloye ne contenanit que 84 livraisons et chansons. Impression sur velin fort. Reliure en demi maroquin vert sapin à coins signée Niedrée en queue. Dos à nerfs orné à la grotesque de vaguelettes stylisées. Têtes dorées. Mince fente au mors supérieur en tête du tome 1 et en queue du tome 3. 2 coins au tome 3 légèrement ouverts et enfoncés. Quelques rares brunissures en marge de certains feuillets. Bel exemplaire, non rogné. 39 chansons au tome 1, 32 pour le tome 2, 54 pour le tome 3, soit 125 livraisons et chansons, réparties en chants guerriers et patriotiques, chansons burlesques satiriques et complaintes et rondeaux... Un des plus beaux illustrés romantiques, la matière en est abondante et foisonnante, pleine d'imagination et de verve. Ce volume est surtout l'une des principales oeuvres de Trimolet comme illustrateur, dont Baudelaire dresse particulièrement l'éloge dans ses Curiosités esthétiques, au chapitre des Caricaturistes. Carteret compare cette production aux meilleurs illustrés du XVIIIe.

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        Windsor Castle. An Historical Romance

      1848. first edition. Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Herne the HunterWilliam Harrison Ainsworth's Windsor CastleIn the Original Eleven Parts with Fourteen Fine Etched Plates by George CruikshankAINSWORTH, William Harrison. Windsor Castle. An Historical Romance. By W. Harrison Ainsworth, Esq. New edition. Illustrated by George Cruikshank and Tony Johannot, with designs on wood by W. Alfred Delamotte. London: Henry Colburn, 1844 [i.e. 1848].First [New] edition in the original eleven parts as issued. Octavo (9 3/8 x 5 15/16 inches; 238 x 151 mm.). xii, 324 pp. Etched pictorial title-page by W. Alfred Delamotte, etched portrait of Ainsworth by Daniel Maclise,fourteen etched plates by George Cruikshank, four by Tony Johannot and eighty-seven fine woodcuts in the text by W. Alfred Delamotte. Complete with the advertisements in part I (2 pp.) and part III (8 pp.). Original pale yellow wrappers pictorially decorated in black. Early ink signature on front wrapper of part one. A spectacular set, fine and untouched. Chemised in a half brown morocco pull-off case. "First issued in blue cloth with gilt design, and later the colour of the cloth was changed to red. Issued in eleven numbers about the same period, but the date on the title was changed to 1844." (Cohn).Windsor Castle is an historical historical romance with gothic elements that depicts Henry VIII's pursuit of Anne Boleyn. Intertwined with the story are the actions of Herne the Hunter, a legendary ghost that haunts Windsor woods. The first mention of Windsor Castle comes in a letter to Crossley 17 November 1841: "I am just now finishing Old St. Paul's and am consequently very busy… I have made all arrangements to start my Magazine at Christmas next, and have engaged Tony Johannot (the artist), who is now at work for me... Windsor Castle, of course, forms the main feature of the design, and I propose commencing the story with Henry the Eighth entering into the Castle on the morning of St. George's Day, 1529, attended by Anne Boleyn and the Cardinals Wosley and Campeggio. I intend making Lord Surrey the hero of the story. what say you?"Ainsworth wrote Windsor Castle in 1842 while he was publishing The Miser's Daughter. During this time, he was constantly working to publish the novel by April, and Ainsworth only stopped when his mother, Ann Ainsworth, died on 15 March 1842. John Forster wrote to Ainsworth following the death of Ann to offer assistance with the work: "I imagine that you will defer the Windsor Castle this month -- but should you not do so, I might be of some assistance to you. I have all my Henry VIII books here, and if you told me some particular thing you wanted ?- it may be horrible conceit ?- but somehow I think I might be of some beggarly service to you. At all events, in that or lesser matters, try if for old affection's sake you can discover anything for me to do for you". After declining the service of Forster, it was first published in a serialized form in the Ainsworth's Magazine starting July 1842 and ending in June 1843. There was some overlap with The Miser's Daughter, and George Cruikshank, illustrator of The Miser's Daughter later became illustrator of Windsor Castle after the prior work finished. It was published by Henry Colburn as a three-decker novel in 1843. Windsor Castle was re-issued in one volume in 1848. The parts issue, as here, appeared around the same time. During the initial publication of Windsor Castle, over 30,000 copies were sold and the work was in high demand. The novel was adapted into a play called Herne the Hunter, with a focus on the particular section dealing with the title character in the original novel.Cohn, 19.

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        The bouquet of melody for MDCCCXLVIII : comprising a choice collection of songs, waltzes, &c., and ten beautifully executed lithographic embellishments

      New York : Firth & Hall, 1848.. Hardcover. Original cloth, decorated in gilt. AEG. $1000.00 "A musical annual." Publication comprised of various works previously published by Firth & Hall, and includes the original title pages, pagination, and plate numbers for each piece. Approx. 13" x 11" 4 hand colored plates. Jenny Lind litho.. Binding a bit loose, though complete and holding. Spine has some tearing. Front free endpaper has bottom tip torn away.Some foxing. Very good. Spring : grand waltz / Wm. Scharfenberg -- Summer : grand waltz / Henry C. Timm -- Autumn : grand waltz / Herrman S. Saroni -- Winter : grand waltz / Theod. Von La Hache -- Heloise polka / A.W. Berg -- The dying emigrant's prayer / words by H. Plunkett Grattan ; music by George Loder -- A first essay : "From thee, Eliza, I must part" / poetry by Burns ; music by Wm. Scharfenberg -- Speed away / words by Emily Weed ; music by Herrman S. Saroni -- I'm dreaming pleasant dreams, Willie! / words by Harriet Marion Ward ; music by John C. Andrews -- Erin, or, I love thee dear Erin! / words by Henry F. Watson ; music by W.C. Peters -- Jenny Lind : grande valse de caprice / Theod. Von La Hache -- La belle indienne : valse brillante / A.W. Berg -- Glen-Mary quadrilles / Allen Dodworth -- The mountain home quick-step / Francis H. Brown ; arr. by Samuel O. Dyer. Not located in any collection via Worldcat. Rare books make Fine Gifts. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation

      London: Bradbury & Evans. 1848., 1848. FIRST EDITION, first state. Octavo. pp. xvi, 624 [1]. Illustrated with 38 plates, vignette title page and engraved frontispiece by Phiz. Publisher's original embossed green cloth with gilt titles to faded spine. Housed in new quarter green morocco clamshell box, with green cloth and grey felt lining. Spine faded to brown, corners bumped, and some wear, especially to spine edges. Foxing to prelims and on plates; otherwise clean throughout and quite solid. Good overall.

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        Steam Warfare in the Parana: A Narrative of Operations by the Combined Squadrons of England and France in forcing a Passage up that River.

      London: Charles Ollier, 1848 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original purplish-brown vertically finely ribbed cloth with elaborate panels in blind to the boards, title gilt to the spines, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, spines sunned, upper board of volume II mottled at the fore-edge, light toning, foxing to the prelims of volume II, remains a very good set. Folding lithographed map frontispiece to volume I together with 2 wood-engraved plates, wood-engraved frontispiece to volume II, half-titles present. First edition. Uncommon account of the Anglo-French naval interventions against Rojas's Argentine Confederation written by a participant. Mackinnon "obtained the particular mention of Commodore Sir Chas., Hotham for the skill he exemplified in the command of the rocket-party [at San Lorenzo], which had been obliged to remain two days and nights concealed under the enemy's nose" (O'Byrne). Despite the successful forcing of the river at Obligado by the Anglo-French squadrons, the consequent settlement, dictated by financial and political considerations, was highly favourable to the Argentines. Following Obligado, "There was little further resistance; and although the allies afterwards relieved Montevideo from an attack by some of the friends of Rosas, and, for a time, occupied the city, the difficulties at issue thenceforward became the subject rather of diplomatic negotiations than of active measures. Many of the advantages which had been gained were, unfortunately, sacrificed or neutralised by the terms of the settlement; but in spite of the rather unhandsome manner in which the services of the Navy on this most creditable expedition were treated by the Government, it must be admitted that seldom have British officers, bluejackets, and Marines deserved better of their country" (Clowes, VI, p.345). Ownership inscription of Spencer N. Dickson, sometime Chilean consul in London to the half- title of volume I, a few informed pencilled annotations to the margins. Sabin 43463. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: F.G. Moon and Co., 1848. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 23.5" x 17", the captioned image, is 19.75" x 13.75", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast...that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.

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        The Count of Monte Cristo

      London: Simms an M'Intyre, 1848., 39. Three vols bound as one, reprint. Octavo, pp.319, 320, 363. Bound in contemporary half brown calf over vermicular pattern blue paper boards, raised bands, red title label to spine. Binding is rubbed, worn at corners, joints, and spine ends. Internally pretty clean, with some tanning to leaves. A classic of adventure writing, in which a prisoner escapes, comes into a fortune, and wreaks terrible revenge upon those who imprisoned him, regardless of the consequences for himself or for innocent bystanders. It has also become a film classic in several incarnations, the most notable featuring Robert Donat as Dantes and Elissa Landi as Mercedes.

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      S.l.: S.n., 1848. Fine. S.n., S.l. 1848, 43x57cm (dimensions du cadre) 42,19,5cm (dimensions du dessin), une feuille sous marie-louise et cadre de bois ancien. - Original pencil drawing heightened with watercolor on pink paper, captioned on the top right, showing a view of the cemetery and the walls of Tehran. Joseph Auguste Jules Laurens was born in Carpentras (1825-1901) was a French painter and lithographer. From 1846 to 1849, he toured Eastern Europe, Greece, Turkey and Persia as a cartoonist, as part of a scientific mission led by geographer Xavier Hommaire Hell. Despite the failure of the mission (death Hommaire Hell in Isfahan, non-payment of work), he brought hundreds of sketches (historical monuments and daily life of the inhabitants of these regions), drawings and watercolors, which will serve its business artistic. This drawing dates undoubtedly from that era. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Dessin original au crayon rehaussé à l'aquarelle sur papier rose, légendé en haut à droite, représentant une vue du cimetière et des remparts de Téhéran. Jules Joseph Auguste Laurens, né à Carpentras (1825-1901) est un artiste-peintre et lithographe français. De 1846 à 1849, il parcourt l'Europe de l'Est, la Grèce, la Turquie et la Perse en tant que dessinateur, dans le cadre d'une mission scientifique dirigée par le géographe Xavier Hommaire de Hell. Malgré l'échec de la mission (mort de Hommaire de Hell à Ispahan, non rémunération des travaux), il rapporte plusieurs centaines de croquis (monuments historiques et vie quotidienne des habitants de ces régions), dessins et aquarelles, qui vont servir son activité artistique. Ce dessin date sans conteste de cette époque.

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        General View of Esouan and the Island of Elephantine [Being an Original Hand-Coloured Lithograph From] THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT AND NUBIA

      London: F.G. Moon and Co., 1848. From the Standard Folio First Edition, limited to 500 sets only. A single original hand-coloured lithographic plate drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts' paintings done on location in 1838. Printed on a single folio sheet 17.25" x 24", the captioned image, is 13.25" x 21", now presented in cream mounting boards 30" x 24" glazed behind clear mylar. Beautifully hand-coloured to the highest standards of the time. An example in excellent condition, clean, fresh, beautifully preserved. FROM One of the most desirable of all travel and COLOURplate books. We have a good number of impressive images from the Standard Folio Edition of this classic work available for purchase. As well as many views of Egypt we also have available, views of Nubia, Petra, Sinai, the Jordan, Tyre, Sidon and Baalbec. Please inquire for further details. In the course of two and a half months in 1838, traveling some 800 miles south from Cairo, Roberts recorded the monumental temple sites along the Nile in more than a hundred sketches. As the first British artist to sketch the monuments of Ancient Egypt, set on "Plains so vast...that, until you come near them, you have no idea of their magnificence," Roberts was well aware of the stir his drawings would create in London. According to John Ruskin, writing in PRAETERITA, Roberts's drawings "were the first studies ever made conscientiously by an English painter, not to exhibit his own skill, but to give true portraiture of scenes of historical and religious interest.

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        DOCUMENTOS Correspondientes al Negociado de Arriendo de Maderas, Dinero y demàs par la Plaza de Toros. Construye Ant° Gamero. Ano de 1848.

      (Ayamonte, 1848). - Dossier manuscrit. 7 pp. in-folio et 11 pp. in-8. Etui en cartonnage moderne. Le dossier ainsi intitulé contient plusieurs documents manuscrits originaux, concernant la construction en 1848 de la Place de taureaux d'Ayamonte dans la province de Huelva. On y trouve les pièces suivantes: 1). Contrat signé le 8 Aout 1848 entre Francisco Maria del Molino y Antonio Diaz Gamero ainsi rédigé: "En la ciudad de Ayamonte à 8 de Agosto de mil ochocientos cuarenta y ocho por el presente yo D. Francisco Ma del Molino vecino y del comercio de la misma y Antonio Diaz Gamero del mismo vecindario decimos que usando de las facultades que nos estan concedidas pôr las leyes vigentes del Reyno para contratar por medio de documentos privados tenemos estipulado o sea conbenido yo el D. Francisco à comprometerme a facilitar a el Gamero el numero de tablas que necessite para la construccion de la Plaza de Toros de esta ciudad para el presente ano, etc., etc." (3 pp. in-folio). 2). Reconnaissance de dette ainsi conçue: "Por el presente Yo Antonio Diaz Gamero vecino de esta ciudad digo que me obligo a pagar lisa y llanamente al Sr. Francisco Maria del Molino la cantidad de quatro mil reales de vellon que por hacerme merced y beneficio me ha dado y prestado sin premio ni interes alguno para atender con ellos los gastos que han de ocasionarse en la Plaza de los Toros que por mi cuenta boy a construir en la de la Laguna de esta ciudad " (in-folio 2pp.). 3). Divers papiers concernant les matériaux utilisés, leurs prix, etc., sous le titre: "Cuenta e importe de la Maderas Dinero i demas efectos que se facilitan al Mo Carpintero Antonio Diaz Gamero para la Construccion de la Plaza de Toros". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Horticulurist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste. Devoted to Horticulture, Landscape Gardening, Rural Architecture, Botany, Pomology, Entomology, Rural Economy, &c. Volumes I & II. [Spine title:] Downing's Horticulture

      Albany, New York: Published by Luther Tucker, 1848. Illustrated. viii, [ii],[9]-576; viii, [9]-576 pp. 2 vols. Thick 4to. Original brown blindstamped ribbed cloth, some wear to spines. Signed on the front free endpaper by Edwin A. Stevens, Hoboken, and with his bookplate. Illustrated. viii, [ii],[9]-576; viii, [9]-576 pp. 2 vols. Thick 4to. Edwin A. Stevens Copy. Compendium of information about horticulture in America at the midpoint of the nineteenth century, with wood-engraved illustrations touching upon fruit growning, trees, rural cottages, landscape architecture, and more.With a distinguished and interesting provenance: the ownership signatures and bookplates of Edwin A. Stevens (1795-1868), New Jersey industrialist, railroad pioneer, and philanthropist whose will established and endowed the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.

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