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        Carte de la Bavière Rhénane au 1:50.000 (Bezeichnung auf dem Rückdeckel). 12 Karten aus: Topographischer Atlas vom Königreiche Baiern in 112 Großblättern, 1812 - 1867.

      - München, 1848 - 1867, 12 Kupferstichkarten (jeweils 50x80 cm) in Halbledereinband der Zeit (dieser etwas beschädigt). Die Karten zeigen: Blatt 101: Ebernburg, 1848. 102: Kusel, 1850. 103: Lauterecken, 1862. 104: Kirchheimbolanden, 1850 (1854). 105: Homburg / Saar, 1856. 106: Kaiserslautern, 1860. 107: Frankenthal, 1861. 108: Zweibrücken, 1867. 109: Pirmasens, 1867. 110: Speyer, 1854. 111: Bobenthal, 1851. 112: Langenkandel, 1850.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Grund GbR]
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        NÜRNBERG. "Panorama Nürnbergs vom Kranze des St. Lorenzer Thurmes nach der Natur gezeichnet, herausgegeben u. zu finden bei B.K. Heller in Nürnberg. Polyt. Schule".

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Theodor Rothbarth, 1848, 23,5 x 301,5 cm (von fünf Platten gedruckt). Engelmann 715; nicht bei Pfeiffer. - Extremes Panorama, das nicht nur die gesamte Stadt mit ihren Häusern und Kirchen, Strassen und Plätzen zeigt, sondern auch die umgebenden Dörfer (heute Stadtteile). Die hohe Position ermöglicht auch Blicke in die Strassen und zeigt Personen, Fuhrwerke und Kutschen. - Gerollt in einer schönen Lederkapsel d. Zt., mit Goldprägung (minimal fingerfleckig und berieben). - Nicht gefaltet und von wenigen Stockflecken abgesehen, tadellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        3 documents on the pedigree of a foal born to the royal stallion stud Pompadour (Corrèze).

      Limoges, 1848. - Small 4to. Altogether 4 pp. 1. Birth certificate of the foal Tulip, born of a thoroughbred mare "d'espèce de Selle" and a royal stud of the same stud farm, Pompadour (document partly printed, signed by the domain administrator de Pompadour). 2. Certificate of Affiliation. 3. Document concerning the mare's sale. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        MITCHELL'S NATIONAL MAP OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC OR UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. TOGETHER WITH MAPS OF THE VICINITIES OF THIRTY-TWO OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES AND TOWNS IN THE UNION

      Philadelphia, 1848. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. Some creasing, toning, and staining, but overall in very good condition. The fifth edition of an important wall map of the United States, following editions of 1843, 1844, 1845, and 1846. Along with thirty-two small maps of individual American cities, there are two important additional inset maps, which appeared first in the 1846 version: "Map of Oregon Territory" (shown encompassing Oregon and Washington) and "Map of the State of Texas." The change in the Oregon Territory inset is significant, in that the inset on the 1846 edition showed Oregon going north into Canada, while the present inset shows Oregon Territory constrained by the boundaries of the Treaty of 1846. Texas includes virtually all of present-day New Mexico. Another two additional inset maps ("Map of the North-Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842" showing the Maine-Canada boundary, and "Map of the Southern part of Florida") are carried over from earlier versions of the map. There are also two population tables. As with all of Mitchell's early maps of the United States, the main map extends no further west than the 95th meridian (eastern Texas). Due to the tremendous territorial growth west of the 95th meridian brought about by the Mexican War (1846-48), the map was discontinued after 1850. The map, engraved by J.H. Brightly, also appeared at least once (1843) in a pocket map format, with the thirty-two town plans on a separate sheet. Not in Phillips' MAPS, which lists the 1843 edition. The present map is significantly different in size than the 1848 Mitchell wall map described in Rumsey 2300. An important map showing territorial gains made in the Mexican War.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        MICROGLOSSUS ATERRIMUS

      Author 1848 - Original hand coloured lithograph by John & Elizabeth Gould from the 1st edition of The Birds of Australia. Size 458mm x 351mm. One of the most spectacular plates featuring the Palm Cockatoo from the first major work on Australian birds. 4 repaired holes on left margin, not affecting image. Otherwise with original fresh colouring. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Manuscript - Notes on Cholera Treatment of Early Hydrotherapy - Onset of 2nd Pandemic

      England, 1848. [England], September 1848. Manuscript notes on the treatment of cholera by R. Baikie, former surgeon in the Madras Medical Service, made during the second cholera pandemic, and transcribed by an unknown nineteenth century hand. 8vo. Double leaf measuring 11 x 18 cm, watermarked with the year 1848. Very good condition. Written during the second cholera pandemic,which erupted in 1839 and persisted until 1856, and at the onset of the outbreak in London, British physician Dr. Baikie's notes examine early hydrotherapy treatments by Vincenz Priessnitz and Heinrich Friedrich Francke, leaders in the study and cure of the disease in the mid-1800s. Most interestingly, the cures prescribed here are partly accurate and partly opposite to what science have since discovered to be effective. For example,while continued eating aids in the speed of recovery of normal intestinal function, herein the experts suggest eating as little as possible. However, continuous hydration with fluid intake was also prescribed, and remains a paramount part of treatment today. [Robert Baikie, MD, was a military surgeon with the Thirty-sixth Native Infantry in Madras, retiring from service in 1844.] Indeed, as Baikie predicts, in 1849, a second major outbreak spread across Europe. In London, it was the worst outbreak in the city's history, claiming 14,137 lives, over twice as many as the 1832 outbreak, and also claiming 5,308 lives in the major port city of Liverpool. Excerpts from the letter: "It will doubtless at this time, when cholera appears to be rapidly approaching, be both interesting & useful to know how the disease was treated by the celebrated Priessnitz of Graefenberg, during the last epidemic of 1832-33, when, as stated from good authority he had from 30-40 cases brought to him , & did not lose one. The subjoined was taken down from his own lips by a German friend who communicated it to me..." "[from Priessnitz]... In light cases it was found sufficient to use sitting baths at 59 degrees continued in some cases so long as two hours, with uninterrupted friction of the abdomen & extremities, plentiful drinking of cold water, & thereafter 1 or 2 clysters... In several cases where cramps... paralysis had already come on, the patient was put into a half bath... rubbed while every part of the body attained natural warmth... several hours... then packed in a wet sheet till gentle perspiration came on... frequent enemata of cold water, & sitting baths... according as severe pain in the belly or cramps in the bowels occurred... The after cure consisted of repeated wet packing, 2 long side baths daily, 2 enemata daily, & compress round the body. The patient to eat as little as possible... light white bread & cold water being the best diet." [end] "... The mode of treatment recommended by his celebrated scholar Francke (Rausse)... used the sitting baths & shallow baths at a temperature of 65 degrees to 68 degrees & not more than 20 minutes... Instead of the wet packing, he put the patient to bed, & covered him up warm... washed in a half bath, or if very weak, gently washed down in bed..." "The case above described, which occurred just after M. Franke's melancholy death, was treated on his principles by his pupil & assistant M. Halin." End Excerpts. Vincenz Priessnitz, also written Prießnitz (1799-1851) was a peasant farmer in Gräfenberg, Austrian Silesia, who is generally considered the founder of modern hydrotherapy, which is used in alternative and orthodox medicine. Priessnitz stressed remedies such as suitable food, air, exercise, rest and water, over conventional medicine. Priessnitz gave water treatments to patients of the Great Cholera Pandemic of 1832. Heinrich Friedrich Francke (1805-1848) (Pseudonym: J. H. Rausse) was an expert in hydrotherapy, and wrote several papers on the subject beginning in 1839. His enthusiasm for the treatment method came after a water cure with Priessnitz in Gräfenberg, 1838. Francke subsequently opened his own cold water treatment facilities. . Very Good.

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        Geschichte, Namen, Geschlecht, Leben, Thaten und Absterben der Bischöfe von Würzburg und Herzoge von Franken, auch was während der Regierung jedes Einzelnen derselben Merkwürdiges sich ereignet hat. Band 1-2 cpl.

      Bonitas Bauer, Würzburg 1848 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1848 - 1849: Erste Ausgabe ) Mit XXIX, 898 Seiten sowie 1Blatt, 624 Seiten, 1 Blatt. Mit zusammen 2 Holzstichtiteln, 32 lithographierten Tafeln, 2 gefalteten Ansichten bzw. Plänen und sehr zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, Halbleder der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln " Fries: Würzburger Chronik ", Groß8°. Voluminöse, reich bebilderte Chronik von Würzburg. Die lithographierten Tafeln jeweils mit Darstellungen von bischöflichen Grabmälern. Einbände stärker berieben und beschabt, Reste von Bibliotheksschildchen am Rücken, Rücken von Band 2 angeplatzt, Kapitale etwas beschädigt. Innen diverse Besitzvermerke, mehrfach gestempelt ( Stempelsignaturen teils durch Ortsklebemarken überdeckt ), Seiten papierbedingt teils gebräunt, teils fleckig, allerlei Anstriche sowie einige Randbemerkungen im Text. Einige Seiten mit Randläsionen - seltene Originalausgabe - ( Gesamtgewicht 1500 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An American Dictionary of the English Language... Revised and Enlarged by Chauncey A. Goodrich

      Springfield, Mass:: George and Charles Merriam,. 1848.. Hardcover. Very good condition. The first Merriam Webster Edition, and the personal copy of Hamilton Fish, his name in gilt at the front board. Hamilton Fish (1808 - 1893) the great statesman who served New York from 1843 to 1857, as member of the New York House of Representatives, Lieutenant Governor, Governor (16th governor, 1849 - 1850); and U. S. Senator from New York. From 1869 to 1877 he served as Secretary of State under President Ulysses S. Grant. It is likely that this was presented & specially bound for him by the publishers, at a time when he acquired this volume he was Lieutenant Governor from New York. Thick 4to, pp. lxxxiv, 1367 pp. The engraved frontis portrait after Samuel F. B. Morse. Full black morocco presentation binding. Hamilton Fish copy, with gilt rules and decoration. The spine in 6 panels with raised bands, gilt inner and outer dentelles. All edges gilt and gophered edges with elaborate scroll design, original decorated endpapers. The front hinge loose, but holding. Morocco a little rubbed o/w a very clean copy.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Hand-Atlas sämmtlicher medicinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewächse oder Naturgetreue Abbildungen und Beschreibung der officinellen Pflanzen mit Berücksichtigung aller officiell eingeführten Pharmakopöen für Pharmaceuten, Mediciner und Droguisten.

      - Herausgegeben von einem Vereine Gelehrter. Jena, F. Mauke, 1848. 8vo. pp. xxx, (480), xvi, with 240 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with 3 raised bands and gilt lettering. Rare first edition. Although at least 7 editions have been published, all must have appeared in small numbers, as this work is very seldom offered for sale. This edition consists of 30 parts; the titlepage bears the imprint: "Erster Theil", but the work is absolutely complete. Locally slightly spotted, but else a good copy of this attractively illustrated atlas.cf. Nissen BBI, 53 (listing the 5., 6. & 7. edition only!); not in Pritzel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The complete art of cookery : exhibited in a plain and easy manner, with directions for marketing ; the seasons for meat, poultry, fish, game, etc , and numerous useful family recipes

      Dublin: Published by J. M'Glashan, 1848. 16mo, [7]-320 pages. Frontispiece, and wood engravings throughout the text. Index. Bills of fare. This unrecorded Dublin state may follow the London issue of the same year by W. Brittain, but the pagination is identical, and the printer, "J.S. Pratt, Printer, Stokesley, Yorkshire" is the same for both, so we can claim no knowledge of priority. Faint tide line to a few pages, otherwise internally clean and sharp. Bit of flyspecking to original, attractively blind-stamped tan cloth. Text block untrimmed. Very good, and rare in this original printing. [OCLC locates no copies of this printing, and just four copies of the London printing and four copies of the second edition of 1850; not found in any of the relevant bibliographies].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
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        BWV 1060]. Concert (en Ut mineur) pour Deux Clavecins avec deux Violons, Viola et Basse. Première Edition seigneusement revue métronomisée, enrichie de notes sur l'exécution et accompagnée d'une préface par Fréd. Conr. Griepenkerl sen. [Score and Cembalo I part].

      Bureau de Musique de C.F. Peters [PNs 3120, 3121] [1848], Leipzig - First Edition. Schmieder 2, p. 771. Hoboken 1, 129 (complete parts but without series title). Krause 31. The present concerto is an arrangement of a lost concerto for oboe and violin concerto, reconstructed in NBA VII/vii, p. 75. As the plate numbers indicate, the present series title was first used for "Livraison 9" (Hoboken 1, 166; Krause 25), published ca. 1843. Two volumes. Folio. Sewn into modern light blue wrappers. In half dark blue morocco folder with blue marbled boards and matching morocco label with titling gilt to upper. Score: 1f. (series title "Compositions pour le Piano-Forte sans et ave accompagnement par Jean-Sebastien Bach. Edition nouvelle, seigneusement revue, corrigée, métronomisée et doigtée; enrichie de notes sur l'exécution et accompagnée d'une préface par Fréd. Conr. Griepenkerl, Docteur et Professeur en philosophie et belles letters à Brunswic. No. 2838. 2783. 2983. 2984. Pr. [3 Thlr.]. Oeuvres complettes Liv. [XIII]," with lithographic portrait of Bach), [1] (title), [i] (blank), 3 (preface in German and French by Griepenkerl, dated Brunswick, July 1848), 4-35, [i] (blank) pp.; Cembalo I: [1] (title), [i] (blank), 3-15, [i] (blank) pp. Series title lithographed; title and music engraved. Publisher's handstamp to foot of title of score.Publisher's handstamp and blindstamp of Ewer & Co., London, to foot of title.Uniformly browned and minimally foxed;minor offsetting. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Notes of a tour in Switzerland, in the Summer of 1847.

      London, (J. Dennett for) James Nisbet, 1848, - in-8°, VI + 308 p., some quires loosening + 8 engraved plates including the lithographed frontispiece and the engraved title, browning and/or foxing, first fly leaf taken out, hw. former owner's name on title ?William Arthur Daubeny, June 24th 1850?, and bookplate ?Oscar V. Viney?, original green cloth, richly gilt spine, covers decorated with blindstamped frame, gilt alpine scene (deer scene) in the center of the upper plate, slight unsignificant wear on top and bottom of spine and corners. First edition. A British traveller's observations relating to the beautiful scenery, to the people, and to religious matters, revealed in the following chapters: Geneva, Chamonix, canton de Vaud, free church of Vaud, Fribourg and Berne, the Oberland, lake of Lucerne, Zurich and Grisons, Zurich and Basle, appendix. The author was a minister of St. John's Chapel, Bedford Row, London. ?Rare et recherché? (Perret).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 3209; Waeber BSL III/79; Barth -; de Beer, 237. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thaten und Meinungen des Herrn Piepmeyer, Abgeordneten zur constituirenden Nationalversammlung zu Frankfurt am Main,

      - - Erste Auflage. Rühmann 2322 / Thieme - Becker, XXX S. - Gewicht in Gramm: 368 Jügel, Frankfurt/M. (1848/49). Lithogr. Titel, 50 Blatt mit Federlithographien von Adolf Schrödter, sowie einem gefalteten Portrait von Piepmeyer in Kreidelithographie im Tondruck. Späterer Pappband mit original aufgezogenen illustr. Einbanddecekel, Quart-Querformat (ExLibris/Titel und Falttafel am Rand etwas stockfleckig/die ersten Blätter etwas randfleckig) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Buch der Ritterorden und Ehrenzeichen

      Verlag Carl Muquardt Brüssel und Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1848 - Format 4° ( A 4 ) - Geschichte , Beschreibung und Abbildungen der Insignien aller Ritterorden , Militär - und Civil - Ehrenzeichen nebst einer Auswahl der vorzüglichsten Costüme - ,- 1. Auflage - ,388 S. + 89 ganzseitige Tafeln mit zumeist 4 - 6 handcolorierten strahlend farbigen Abbildungen ( einige Tafeln mit 2 - 4 Abbildungen ) + 9 ganzseitige Tafeln mit handcolorierten strahlend farbigen Costümabbildungen , Originalpappband mit Deckelbild , Deckel - und Rückentitel , beide äußeren Falze abgerieben mit Verlust des Einbandpapiers, durchgängig gering fleckig,die Tafeln sind jedoch kaum betroffen,etwas gelockert,leinengeheftet, insgesamt gut erhaltenen Exemplar = selten != [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE U.S.S. COLUMBUS AND VINCENNES IN JAPAN. [with:] DEPARTURE OF THE U.S.S. COLUMBUS AND VINCENNES FROM JEDDO BAY, JULY 29th, 1846

      Philadelphia, 1848. First lithograph with several minor neatly repaired tears; expertly backed with heavier paper. Second lithograph with some very minor wear and soiling. Very good. This extremely rare pair of lithographs is one of the very few printed records of the first official American expedition to Japan, the diplomatic mission of Commodore James Biddle, which attempted to establish formal relations between the United States and Japan in 1846. Although overshadowed by the famous and successful mission of Commodore Matthew Perry seven years later, the Biddle expedition deserves far greater fame. It was, in fact, the first official contact between America and Japan, and certainly a necessary precursor to Perry's breakthrough of 1853. This graphic representation of the events of the visit, with the extensive textual gloss accompanying each plate, given the dearth of written accounts by the key figures, is the most important published record of the Biddle expedition. The prints depict Biddle's ships, the Columbus and the Vincennes, in Tokyo Bay during Biddle's visit of July 20 to 29, 1846. Commodore James Biddle, a distinguished naval career officer and scion of a noted Philadelphia family, served his country in a diplomatic capacity on various occasions. Because of this, he was a reasonable choice in 1845 to head a mission to exchange ratifications of the first treaty between the United States and China, after which he was to attempt to negotiate a treaty with Japan. Biddle sailed from New York in June 1845, concluding the treaty with China early in 1846 and cruising along the Chinese coast throughout that spring. In early July, he proceeded to the next part of his mission, sailing for Japan on the 7th. Rather than sail for the open port of Nagasaki, he decided to make directly for Yeddo (modern-day Tokyo), arriving there on July 20, mindful of his instructions to "ascertain if the ports of Japan are accessible," but "not in such a manner as to excite a hostile feeling or a distrust of the Government of the United States." Biddle's ships moved up Tokyo Bay on July 21, 1846, but were stopped by numerous small vessels carrying armed soldiers. His ships remained at anchor about fifteen miles below Tokyo for the duration of their visit. After an initial confrontation in which Japanese officials demanded that the Americans surrender their weapons, peaceful relations were established and numerous Japanese visited the ships, bringing many supplies as gifts. The first of the lithographs depicts the American warships at anchor, surrounded by many smaller Japanese vessels. Biddle continued negotiations to be received on shore, without success. Finally it was arranged that he would present an address to suitable Japanese officials on board a Japanese vessel, and he arrived in full uniform for the occasion. However, upon boarding the boat the Commodore was deliberately knocked over by a common sailor. The Japanese officials professed to be mortified, and Biddle accepted their apology without insisting on harsh punishment for the offender. Subsequently there was much debate over whether Biddle had helped or hurt the American position by losing face or being magnanimous, depending on one's point of view, and this dialectic is still pursued by historians today. In any case, much of Commodore Perry's behavior in Japan seven years later was designed to avoid such an incident. Feeling that he had carried out his instructions as far as they could be pursued, Biddle accepted from his reluctant hosts both supplies and a tow out to sea to catch the wind. For their part, the Japanese were happy to aid him in departing. A small fleet of rowboats towed the American warships from their anchorage, and this scene is the subject of the second lithograph. After the departure on July 19, Biddle made for Hawaii, where he learned of the outbreak of the Mexican-American War. As a result, instead of heading home, the Commodore took his warships to the west coast of America to support the conquest of California, and spent the next year there. Only in March 1848 did Biddle finally arrive back in Norfolk, Virginia. Biddle arrived home in Philadelphia in April 1848 and died there on Oct. 1. Since both of these prints bear a dedication from the artist, S.F. Rosser, to Commodore Biddle as if he were alive, it seems certain that they were produced during the six months of peaceful retirement the old sailor enjoyed before his death. Rosser, evidently a Philadelphia lithographic artist, credits his lithographs to be based on "Sketches by John Eastley," presumably a member of the expedition; of course, these probably arrived in town with Biddle. The printing was executed by the well-known firm of Wagner & McGuigan. An indication that the prints may have been hastily struck is the blank spaces left where the longitude and latitude of Tokyo were to be filled in. A small print run or limited interest must account for the extreme rarity of the prints today. We can locate sets only at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The Biddle mission to Japan paved the way for the later successful expedition of Perry, and the latter's famous "Opening of Japan" must be seen in the context of the 1846 expedition. Perry came not as an isolated phenomenon, but part of an escalating American pressure campaign which was begun by Biddle. These prints are the most striking artifact of the true beginning of the Japanese-American relationship. A truly extraordinary pair of lithographs, utterly unknown to most experts in the field, and of the greatest rarity.

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        Unbekannter Künstler Knabenporträt in ornamentaler Rahmung mit Turnszenen

      - Sion Longley Wenban (1848 Cincinnati (Ohio) - München 1897). Uferlandschaft. Farbkreide auf Papier. -- Technik: -- Farbkreide auf Papier. unten rechts Sammlungsstempel (Lugt Nr. 4041), v. Nachlassstempel (Lugt Nr. 2560) und bezeichnet: "Kat. Nr. 368". -- Maße: -- Platte: 23,5 x 43,1 cm. 23,5 x 43,1 cm -- Zustand: -- Blatt wohl leicht berieben, sonst sehr gut. Kleine Nadellöcher in den Ecken. -- Beschreibung: -- Als Sion Longley Wenban am 20. April1897 in Schwabing starb,nahm kaum jemand von seinem Tod Notiz. Er hatte seit 1878unbeachtet in München gelebt und in der Stille ein Werk geschaffen,das seiner Zeit weit voraus war. Erst seine Nachlaßausstellungmachte ihn schlagartig berühmt. Nun erst würdigte man die Leistung des Amerikaners, der alsSohn englischer Eltern in Ohio geboren und in seiner WahlheimatMünchen zum Künstler gereift war. Als Maler und Radierergleichermaßen ist Wenban von großer Bedeutung für die beginnendeModerne. Als imJ ahre 1913 eineM onographie seineRadierungen in das Bewußstsein der Kunstinteressierten brachte,war man erstaunt über seine malerische Auffassung. Die sanften,unspektakulären Landschaften um München, die alten Gassender bayerischen Hauptstadt waren seine Motive. Wie er solchegewöhnlichen Problemstellungen jedoch löste, war ungewöhnlich. Der Lichteinfall, die Abstufungen der Farbwerte, die probeweiseAuflösung der Gegenstände nahmen vorweg, was erst nachWenbans Tod --

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

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

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        [GROUP OF SIX AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM HENRY CLAY TO MRS. MARY S. BAYARD, WIFE OF CLAY'S FELLOW WHIG SENATOR, RICHARD BAYARD, DISCUSSING HIS RUNS FOR THE PRESIDENCY, NATIONAL AND PARTY POLITICS, AND A VARIETY OF OTHER SUBJECTS]

      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 attractive naval commission signed by James K. Polk for an assistant surgeon

      Washington, DC, January 19, 1848. 15.5" x 18". "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""James K. Polk,"" as President, 1 page, 15.5"" x 18"", Washington, January 19, 1848, countersigned, ""J[ohn] Y Mason,"" as Secretary of the Navy, an appointment of William Babb as ""an Assistant Surgeon in the Navy."" Typical folds, a few minor holes expertly repaired on verso, very light soiling, else very good condition.William T. Babb (1822-1862) was appointed assistant surgeon in the Navy in April 1847 and was present for the bombardment of Vera Cruz during the Mexican War. In 1850 he resigned his commission and returned to his home in Pennsylvania. In 1861, when the Civil War erupted, Babb became the assistant surgeon for the 2nd Delaware Regiment, accompanying them on an expedition down the Eastern Shore to disarm local militias suspected of Confederate sympathies. In March 1862, Babb was discovered extremely drunk in camp?"so drunk that he could barely stand, yet despite his inebriation attempted to attend to sick patients, abusing them verbally in the process. Highly embarrassed, Babb tendered his resignation in early April 1862. He died two weeks later at the age of forty-two (Schulte, ""The Disgraced Asst. Surg. William T. Babb of the 2nd Delaware,"" TOCWOC - A Civil War Blog, brettschulte.net)."

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        [GROUP OF SIX AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM HENRY CLAY TO MRS. MARY S. BAYARD, WIFE OF CLAY'S FELLOW WHIG SENATOR, RICHARD BAYARD, DISCUSSING HIS RUNS FOR THE PRESIDENCY, NATIONAL AND PARTY POLITICS, AND A VARIETY OF OTHER SUBJECTS]

      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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        CARLISMO, HISTORIA DE LA VIDA PUBLICA Y PRIVADA DE CARLOS D. LUIS DE BORBON

      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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        Naniwa no Hana [Flowers in Naniwa, Osaka Region]

      - Oblong quarto (243 x 270 mm), 12 beautiful coloured woodblock prints on silk (each one 195 x 220 mm) mounted within borders of mottled gilt paper on the rectos (effectively) of pairs of thick card leaves, attached at one edge to form an 'orihon' or concertina. Flush-cut patterned cloth with a silk title-label on the front cover; all edges gilt; covers lightly worn at the extremities; gilt edges a little chipped (more heavily so on one edge); a few light spots of foxing to some plates; a very good copy, with the plates essentially in fine condition. Hasegawa Sadanobu II (1848-1940) was the second of at least five generations of Sadanobu artists. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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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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        THE SERIES OF DRAMATIC ENTERTAINMENTS PERFORMED BY ROYAL COMMAND BEFORE HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT, THE ROYAL FAMILY, AND THE COURT, AT WINDSOR CASTLE. 1848-1849

      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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        Autograph letter signed Charles Dickens".

      Devonshire Terrace, 13 July 1848 - 8vo. 2 pp. Laid-down, staining from an old mount at the edge. To the composer and performer John L. Hatton, regretting that he has "not the least knowledge of any musical person in America"; adding that he is happy offering testimony to his "merits as an accomplished musician and composer, and as one whom he would much desire to see employed at home here in the lucrative exercise of his knowledge and abilities, as to have no leisure for 'fresh fields and pastures new'". Dickens writes a testimonial on behalf of the composer and performer John Liptrot Hatton, who was about to undertake a tour of the United States: 'In August 1848 [Hatton] first visited America, remaining there until the spring of 1850, when he returned in order to accompany Sims Reeves on a tour; he went again to America in the following September. His playing and singing were alike admired, and he introduced some of Mendelssohn's music to the Boston public. At no time was he troubled by artistic scruples, and it was often uncertain whether the place allotted to him in the programme would be occupied by one of Bach's fugues or by a comic song of his own composition. It is said that his hearers were delighted with a song called "The Sleigh Ride," in the course of which he produced "realistic" effects by means of bells tied to his leg' (J. A. F. Maitland, DNB). See the Pilgrim edition of The Letters of Charles Dickens, volume 5, 1981, p. 382.

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        CARRIERA MILITARE DEL MARCHESE FEDERICO MILLET D'ARVILLARS.:

      1848 - 1849, Torino 1848 - (Codice MB/2297) DOCUMENTI ORiGINALI: Primo documento (29/2/1848): promozione del Marchese d'Arvillars, già aiutante di campo di S.M., a Luogotenente Generale e Comandante Militare della Divisione di Alessandria. Rilasciato dalla Regia Segreteria di Stato per gli Affari di Guerra e di Marina, su foglio ripiegato di cm 30,6x20,5. Il testo si trova sulla 1a pagina, le 3 restanti sono bianche. Secondo documento: Decreto con cui il re Vittorio Emanuele II concede la pensione "per i disagi e le fatiche della guerra" (15/6/1849). Quattro pagine in pergamena di cm 30,5x21 con titolo a penna in francese e piccola etichetta, contenente un ampio testo manoscritto su 2 pagine, le 2 restanti sono bianche. Testo riquadrato da doppio filetto e ricca intestazione calligrafica a stampa, Firma del Duca di Genova Ferdinando di Savoia e varie altre firme alla 2a pagina. Sigillo regio in cera rossa (piuttosto deformato) nella scatola in argento dorato (diametro cm 8,5) mancante del coperchio; cordone in seta bicolore bianca/verde. Allegata ricevuta su carta azzurra (diritti di cancelleria). Tutto interamente originale e in ottimo stato. Euro 450.00 All books are in stock in fine conditions or described meticulously. Very safe packaging

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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]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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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."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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