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        Costumes Moeurs et Usages de la Cour de Bourgogne Sous le Règne de Philippe III Dit le Bon (1455-1460)

      [Paris, 1848. First edition. 25 engravings (5 hand-colored and illuminated in gold). Folio. Five fascicles in green wrappers in original red paper boards portfolio, spine perished, some light foxing to margins of plates. The plates, five of which are beautifully hand-colored and heightened in gold, are reproductions of leaves from the illuminated manuscript "Histoire de Girart, comte de Nevers, et de la belle Euriant, sa mie".

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O. u. D. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 9,8:18,3 cm. Mit eh. Adresse. An Madame Milner Gibson, der er für eine Einladung dankt, die er nur leider nicht wahrnehmen werde können. - Der überzeugte Demokrat, Theoretiker der sozialistischen Linken und Gegner gewaltsamer Revolutionen war nach der Februarrevolution 1848 Mitglied der provisorischen Regierung und Präsident der neu eingesetzten aber machtlosen Arbeiterkommissionen. Nach dem 15. Mai unter Anklage gestellt, floh er ins belgische und später ins englische Exil, von wo er nach dem Sturz des Empire 1870 nach Frankreich zurückkehrte, Mitglied der Nationalversammlung wurde und bis zu seinem Tod sich als Abgeordneter für die Anliegen des dritten Standes. Vgl. Brockhaus, 17. Aufl., s.v. - Mit horizontalen und vertikalen Faltspuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Brief mit eigenh. Namenszug.

      Wien, 13. X. 1848. - ½ S. Folio. An Hauptmann Hild, den Kommandanten am Franzenstor: "Von Ihrer Meldung ist Vormerkung genommen, und da sich die Herren Artillerie Offiziere des Bürger Corps und der Nat. Garde um 5 Uhr beim OberCommando der NatGarde versammeln, so werden die nöthigen Vorkehrungen behufs Ihrer Anzeige augenblicklich dann getroffen werden". - Der Sohn des Feldmarschalleutnants Franz Philipp F.v.F. war 1837-43 österreichischer Offizier, wurde Journalist und veröffentlichte 1847 die kritische Schrift "Österreich und seine Armee". Im Revolutionsjahr 1848 beteiligte er sich führend an den Aufständen in Wien und in der Pfalz; während der Oktoberrevolution von 1848 leitete er neben Wenzel Messenhauser und General Bem die Verteidigung Wiens. Nach dem Scheitern der Revolution floh Fenneberg in die Schweiz, 1851 in die USA. In New York gründete er die deutschsprachige Zeitschrift "Atlantis", eröffnete eine Rechtsanwaltskanzlei und wurde 1858 Direktor der staatlichen New Yorker Eisenbahnen. 1859 kehrte er nach Österreich zurück und verstarb in geistiger Umnachtung 1863. - Stärker fleckig und gebräunt. MEGA III/3, 12, 273, 606, 660; III/4, 161, 450; III/6, 439.

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        Art de la Teinture des Laines en Toison, en Fil et en Tissu

      1848. GONFREVILLE, M.D. Art de la Teinture des Laines en Toison, en Fil et en Tissu. 700 pp., followed by 16 pp. of formulas and instructions for dyeing and laundering wool. Illustrated with 8 pp. containing 128 corresponding wool swatches in diverse colours and patterns. 8vo., 207 x 130 mm, bound in quarter cloth over original blue boards, early paper label in manuscript, housed in a custom archival enclosure. Paris: Librairie Scientifique-Industrielle de L. Mathias, 1848. |~||~||~||~| First Edition. This copy signed by the author with printed statement above declaring that all copies not signed were to be considered counterfeit. Title page with early stamp of the "ecole de chimie pratique" or "School for practical chemistry." Some areas of loss to cloth spine to heel and along upper cover joint else a very good copy. Bibliotheca Tinctoria, 453 - "The first edition of an extensive 19th-century French textbook on dyeing wool."

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        Report of the Case of the Queen v. Edward John Eyre on his Prosecution

      Chapman and Hall, London 1848 - Slim octavo, original red cloth (spine ends repaired), front chalked endpaper loose yet a very good copy. Eyre brought to trial for the Jamaica uprising. Prosecution of Edward John Eyre for his role as Governor of Jamaica during the rebellion of 1865. It includes the evidence taken from the court depositions, the indictment and the charge of Mr. Justice Blackburn.Eyre is remembered as an intrepid explorer of the Australian interior, revealing vast grazing lands in New South Wales and overlanding parched country in the new colony of South Australia. Eyre departed Australia in 1844, and after a period as Lieutenant Governor of New Zealand he accepted the position of Governor of Jamaica in 1861.This copy is from the library of the Royal United Service Institution, with blind-stamps, inscription and bookplate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mexican War period with great association! 23-year-old Lieut. George E. Pickett receives bounty payment from 27-year-old Lieut. James Longstreet ? 15 years later, Longstreet ordered Pickett?s Charge at Gettysburg

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?G.E. Pickett / Lt & r Adjt 8th Infy,? 1p, 15? x 12.5?. Headed ?Recruiting Account of Lieut. Geo. E. Pickett of the Eighth Regiment of Infantry / for the month of May 1848 Tacubaya, Mexico Recruiting Station.? Folds, minor flaws, infill in blank area in upper portion of vertical center fold. Very Good condition. Columns headed, in print, completed in manuscript. Names. ?José Perez? Age. Years ?16? - Feet. ?5? - Inches. ?41/2? - Enlisted When. ?2 May 1848? Where. ?Tacubaya Mexico? By Whom.?Lt. G.E. Pickett? For What Period ?5 Yrs? Bounty Paid. ?6? Dolls. Due. ?6? Dolls. Letter of Company first mustered in.?F? Remarks ?Assigned to Co. F 8 Infy May 3 1848.? Related partly printed manuscript on verso ?1847 Decbr 6. For Cash received of Lt. James Longstreet Dollars 109 Cents 50.? This amount includes the $6.00 ?Bounty paid Pvt José Perez for enlisting in U.S. Army.? Graduating 54 of 56 in the West Point Class of 1842, Lieutenant James Longstreet was Adjutant, 8th Infantry, June 8, 1847, to July 1, 1849. Graduating last, 59 of 59 in the West Point Class of 1846, Lieutenant George E. Pickett was brevetted 1st Lieutenant on August 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct and brevetted Captain on September 13, 1847, for Gallant Conduct at Chapultepec, Mexico, and was regimental adjutant of the 8th infantry. Longstreet and Pickett became good friends serving together in the 8th Infantry. At Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee ordered Major General James Longstreet to advance on the Union forces, an order Longstreet transferred to his friend, Major General George E. Pickett. Longstreet and Pickett watched as Union forces fired on their 13,000 Confederate troops headed toward Cemetery Ridge. This became known as Pickett?s Charge. Over 6,500 of Longstreet's men were killed, wounded, or captured.

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

      Washington, D.C.: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848. First Edition, First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 30th Congress Executive No. 7, or the true first Senate edition, which was ordered in December 1847. Emory's report from the 1846-1847 topographical expedition across the southwest, known for its maps and descriptions of the landscapes, flora and fauna, and people of the region. The text and maps were to become important resources in the development and exploration of the region. Lithography by Weber, who is considered by some to be the superior lithographer for this title. Lithographs are hand-tinted, which is extremely unusual for this title. A few later printings had tinted plates in the Abert report, but were presentation copies and signed by Abert. This edition is complete, with folding map, both housed in a slipcase. Some mild foxing to pages, edges of text block a bit soiled. Map is curled and in some places torn at edges or creases. Modern brown cloth binding shows little wear. Wagner-Camp 148:1.

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        The Ethiopian Glee Book: Containing the Songs Sung by the Christy Minstrels, With Many Other Popular Negro Melodies, In Four Parts, Arranged For Quartett Clubs

      Boston: Published by Elias Howe, 1848. "First Banjo Player to the King of Congo." No. 2. Very good+ song book in original wrappers with cloth over spine. A wonderful song book dating to before the Civil War.

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        Os Portuguezes em Africa, Asia, America, e Oceania. Obra Classica

      Lisboa (Lisbon): Typ de Borges, 1848-1850. First edition.. Hardcover. Near fine. Seven volumes in four. 8vo. xxiv,183;224;215;208;213,(3);220;279,(1)pp. Errata page for Vol. 5 after p. 213; publisher's announcement of the Diccionario after p. 279 of vol. 7. Frontispiece portraits of the author in Vol., 1, of O Immortal Infante D. Henrique in Vol. 2; and portrait plates of D. Vasco da Gama and Antonio da Silveira in Vol. 5, and D. Alvaro de Castro and D. Joao de Castro in Vol. 6. Volume I begins with a comprehensive chronology of Portuguese exploration in Africa, Asia, America and Oceania, commencing in 1412, followed by comprehensive descriptions of the voyages and discoveries. Contemporary marbled sheep, spines gilt with brown lettering labels. Marbled paper endpapers. Volume I with the bookseller label of Livraria de Joao Pereira da Silva, Lisboa; and also a label from Francis Edwards of London: "This Book was purchased in 1941 from London whilst the great battle for civilization was in progress." Rare. OCLC lists scant copies in any early edition. This edition not seen at auction since 1939. Not found in Hill or Cox. A Diccionario Geographico was subsequently issued, usually designated as Volume 8; this set contains the announcement for the dictionary on the leaf following Vol. 7, p. 279 as not yet ready. Where seen, the dictionary is usually with the second edition and bears an imprint different from that of Borges. A couple of the plates have light foxing; 1891 (?) ownership signature across the title of each volume, and with the title of Volume 1 with a light offset presumably from a clipping laid in. But essentially a near fine set with only traces of wear and rubbing. Text in Portuguese.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      St Leonards-on-Sea , 14. VIII. o. J.. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Entschuldigen Sie, wenn ich heute für die Anweisung von 28/18/10, die mir gerade bei unserer Abreise an die Seeküste zukam, einstw. nur durch diese Zeilen quittire. Ich ließ Ihren Brief mit Quittungsformular durch Versehen in London liegen, u. werde dasselbe bei meiner Rückkehr Ihnen noch nachträglich zusenden [...]". - Karl Blind, einer der Führer der republikanischen Linken in der badischen Revolution von 1848, war, nachdem er vorzeitig aus der Haft entlassen worden war, über Paris und Belgien nach London gekommen, wo er umfassende politische, historische, germanistische und literaturgeschichtliche Studien betrieb, sich ungebrochen für seine demokratischen und republikanischen Ideale einsetze und in Verbindung zu zahlreichen Gleichgesinnten in ganz Europa stand, darunter Karl Marx, Giuseppe Mazzini, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Lajos Kossuth und Louis Blanc.

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        Apuntes para la Historia de la Guerra entre México y los Estados-Unidos.

      Tipografia de Manuel Payno, México 1848 - v, [1], [1], 401, [3] pp. Sm. 4to. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards, four raised bands, gilt title on spine. Hardback. Illus. with 28 lithographic maps and plates (14 folding maps; 14 portrait plates, and one folding table. With all maps and plates. "Extremely rare," Sabin. Fifteen authors (listed at the conclusion of the introduction) provide the Mexican view of the war with battle plans. Originally published in installments in late 1848 to early 1849, then the remaining issues were bound, which may explain the lower plate or map counts in most other copies currently offered as well as those listed by Eberstadt, Sabin, Palau, Howes. Severely criticizes the loss of nearly 55% of Mexican territory by General Santa Anna who had the work suppressed, copies in private hands burned, and the authors imprisoned. "They [the authors] wanted to understand why Mexico had lost the war and the nation's territory. They wanted to present this study in the form of "Apuntes" so that the information could serve as an example of how to preserve the nation in the future. That is the great achievement of this work. That the writers hoped it would teach other generations about the critical moments Mexico had experienced, about what had led to them, and how we could correct our course in order to preserve what remained of the territory and the nation. Later they became politicians and worked together with the generation led by Benito Juárez. Their experiences during the U.S.-Mexican war helped them when they had to face the French invasion in the 1860s. Eventually they did carry out the work of consolidating Mexico," (from "'Apuntes' and the Lessons of History:" A Conversation with Jesús Velasco-Márquez, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México). An English translation, 'The Other Side, or, Notes for the history of the war between Mexico and the United States', was published in New York and London, 1850. "The best Mexican source on the conduct of the war" Windsor, Narrative and Critical History of America, VII, p. 443. Provenance: Nelson Osgood Rhoades (bookplate). Palau 14138. Sabin 48281. Howes A105 (b). Streeter I:279. Haferkorn 8. Eberstadt 114-733. Tutorow 3254. About very good, small chip to foot of spine, edges worn, armorial bookplate on free front endpaper, scattered foxing, tide line on top fore margin of first dozen or so leaves, a few leaves with old reinforcement repairs on top inner edge affecting a few words, one map with a few repairs affecting the neat line at one corner and blank areas, one leaf with two wear holes to lower margin, otherwise quite solid. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Comprehensive Bible; Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorized Version, with the Various Readings ad Marginal Notes Usually Printed Therewith: A General Introduction. The Parallel Passages. Philological and Explanatory Notes ; & The Psalms of David in Metre: According to the Version Approved by the Church of Scotland and Appointed to be Used in Worship [2 volumes in 1]

      Published by Samuel Bagster and Sons; George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode [1848], London and Edinburgh - , [4], 1338 [xlv], & 63 pages, each with title page, new & old testaments text in two columns, psalms text in three columns, psalms dated 1848 First Edition thus , clean and tight binding with nice bright gilt, hinges neatly reinforced, light crease to first few leaves, faint spots to margins but text clean and complete, in very good condition , full plum morocco with gilt decorative gilt borders and dentelles, raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine, all edges gilt 34 x 27 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The HAUNTED MAN And The GHOST'S BARGAIN. A Fancy for Christmas-Time.

      Bradbury & Evans,, London: 1848 - Frontis & vignette title leaf. 15 internal illustrations. Artists: Tenniel (6), Leech (5), Stone (3) & Stanfield (3). Gilt bright. Modest wear & soiling, slight lean. A few spots of foxing, primarily to preliminary & terminal leaves. Withal, a pleasing VG+ copy. Publisher's original red, vertically-ribbed cloth with gilt stamped spine & front board. AEG. Small 8vo. 6-3/4" - 4-1/4". 1st edition (Smith II, 9). [8], 188 pp. Advert leaf precedes [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848, Three-Quarter Leather, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Rebound in attractive black three quarters leather over cloth boards. pp xvi (last blank) + 438 (printer's imprint on verso), including 7 maps (3 folding) and 12 plates (including frontis), plus line illustrations in text. Two owner bookplate to front endpapers plus sporadic toning, mostly confined to plates, endpapers and margins (see images). Ferguson 4828, missing the advertisements at the rear but otherwise complete. Numerous illustrations available.

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        Eigenh. Brief

      O. O. u. D.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Hiermit erhalten Sie per Briefpost den soeben mir zugestellten ersten Correktur-Bogen des neuen Scribe'schen Lustspieles [...]". - Theodor Hagen studierte Musik in Paris und war mit Heinrich Heine, Richard Wagner und Friedrich Hebbel bekannt; zwei Jahre lang korrespondierte er auch mit Ludmilla Assing. Nach Deutschland zurückgekehrt, leitete er das Städtische Theater Hamburg, betätigte sich während der Revolution 1848/1849 im Hamburger Arbeiterbildungsverein und im Demokratischen Kreisausschuß seiner Heimatstadt. "Als Karl Marx im Frühjahr 1849 Hamburg besuchte, lernte er Theodor Hagen kennen. Das Mitglied des Bundes der Kommunisten Conrad Schramm reiste 1849 mit seinem Pass, als dieser verhaftet wurde. Anfang November 1849 verhandelte Theodor Hagen im Auftrag von Karl Marx mit dem Hamburger Verleger Julius Schuberth über die Herausgabe der 'Neuen Rheinischen Zeitung. Politisch-ökonomische Revue'. Es gelang Hagen, auch einen Drucker zu gewinnen. Hagen war der Korrektor dieser Zeitschrift. 1850 emigrierte Hagen nach London, wo er als Musiklehrer und Journalist seinen Unterhalt verdiente. 1854 wanderte er in die USA aus und ließ sich in New York nieder. Hier war er als Musiklehrer und Musikkritiker tätig" (Wikipedia). - Mit kleinen Randläsuren; ein Einriß im rechten Rand alt hinterlegt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Works of Lord Byron

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

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        Transactions of the China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

      1848. HILLIER,C.B. Transactions of the China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. Part 2. 1848-50. [4], 172 pp. Illustrated with 329 woodcuts of Chinese coins. 8vo., 210 x 135 mm, bound in nineteenth-century quarter crushed green morocco over matching marbled boards, spine stamped in gilt. Hong Kong: Printed at the office of The China Mail, 1852. |~||~||~||~| A handsomely printed work on Chinese coins. At the back is a 2 page article on the Manufacture of Magnetic Needles and 8 pages containings the Journals of the Proccedings. The outstanding woodcuts were engraved by a Chinese artist in Canton enabeling this book to function as an illustrated book in addition to being a work of reference. OCLC lists only one copy worldwide, in the V & A.

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        Bronze medal

      1848. Berzelius, J?ns Jacob (1779-1848). Jacobus Berzelius. Medal in bronze showing a right-facing bust of Berzelius on the obverse with his birth and death dates in roman numerals; the reverse with a standing winged figure and the seated figure of Hygeia along with text in Latin. Signed “P. H. Lundgren fec. – C. G. Quarnstroem inv.” N.p., n.d. [1848]. 57 mm. diameter. A few minor scratches and dings, but very good. The Berzelius Medal was commissioned by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in memory of the famous Swedish chemist, who is regarded as one of the founders of modern chemistry. Berzelius invented the current system of chemical symbols, originated the duality theory of chemical affinity classing chemical elements as either electronegative or electropositive (an ancestor of 20th century electron theories of bonding), developed new and important methods of chemical synthesis and analysis, and discovered the elements cerium, selenium and thorium. The Latin motto above the figures on the reverse reads “Naturam jussit vires proferre latentes” (He commanded forth the secrets of nature). The text below the figures reads “Fundatorum supremo lugens [in deepest mourning]/ Medic. Suec. Societas.” The medal was issued in silver, bronze and Berlin iron; this is an example of the bronze. Storer, Medicina in Nummis, no. 337.

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        Collection of First Twenty-Eight Issues of the:] Prager Abend-Blatt.

      C.W. Medau, Prague 1848 - Prag: C.W. Medau, 1-30 June 1848. Octavo. 112 pp., 6 folding leaves. With fourteen pages of cut out illustrations and newspaper clippings pasted to the front endpaper and thick paper leaves bound in. Period card and marbled paper covers with a newspaper clipping with the "Prager Abend-Blatt" title stuck to the front board. Binding slightly rubbed, paper slightly age toned, but overall a very good copy. Custom made collection of first 28 issues of the rare "Prager Abend-Blatt," providing a great illustration on the point of view of the Prague German nationalist community on the revolutionary events of 1848. Worldcat finds only five paper copies of this periodical. This collection assembled at the time or shortly after the revolutionary events is supplemented with eleven cut-out illustrations, showing Czech revolutionary students, members of the National Guard, Bohemian leader Peter Faster and Austrian leader Alfred Ferdinand Fürst zu Windisch-Grätz, scenes of a Slavic service on the Rossmarkt (Wenceslas Square), street fights, barricades, attack to the bridge in the old town, fire in the old town et al. The three folding leaves at rear are apparently separately published leaflets on the "Beitrag zu den Prager Ereignissen" (dated 21 July 1848), "Kundmachung" by Alfred Fürst Windischgrätz (dated 2 August 1848), and "Betrachtungen über das Gedicht: Eine Warnungsstimme aus Italien." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Hof." Lithographie von C. Arldt nach L. Fleischmann. 1848. 13,8:21 cm.

      1848. Seltene Ansicht über die Saale auf die Stadt. Im Vordergrund rastende Wanderer..

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        'The Handmill'.

      . altkolorierte Lithographie v. J. Gordon, 1848, 28,5 x 38. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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

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

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        Amt Helmstedt. Kolor. Lithographie von F. Trackert, um 1848. 35 x 44 cm.,

      1848 - Seltene Gesamtansicht von Helmstedt, darüber 4 Ansichten von Barmke, Saalsdorf, Grasleben und Mackendorf, darunter 3 Ansichten von Marienthal, Querenhorst und Emmerstedt.- Leicht gebräunt. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        "Hof". Gesamtansicht über die Saale.

      . Lithographie von Arldt nach Fleischmann, 1848, 14,5 x 21,5 cm..

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        Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy

      London: John W. Parker , 1848. Complete in 2 volumes. Collation, xvi,593,[2], [1], 4pp catalogue, xv,549,[1], 2pp catalogue. Bound in original publishers green cloth, paper title labels. Cloth light rubbed, spines faded, wear on head and tails, short split on 1 hinge joint, paper labels aged with slight loss. Generally both bindings in good condition. Internally, previous owners bookplate, previous owners name inscription on one title, and one endpaper, first 30 pages creased on margin. Pages in very good clean condition. A nice clean set.. First Edition. Period Cloth. Near Very Good. 8vo.

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

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848 Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"). First edition, first printing. Finely bound in three-quarter blue polished calf by Bayntun, with five raised bands to the spine, floral decorations to the spine compartments, contrasting maroon title label lettered in gilt to the spine, boards ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, with the publisher's green cloth bound into the rear of the text. About very good, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, hinges repaired and reinforced, some toning and light rubbing to the spine, minor soiling to the front board, former owner's bookplates to the pastedowns, bright interior with clean plates lacking the usual toning and spotting. Overall, an attractive and presentably copy. Smith I, 8. Dombey and Son was originally published serially in twenty parts issued in nineteen monthly installments from October 1846 - April 1848. The earliest first editions in book form were bound from the publisher's parts. Dickens serial bibliographers Hatton and Cleaver note "Two typographical errors, which have a bearing on priority of issue," referring to two specific points that are of the "earliest issue:" the misprint "Capatin" for "Captain" on page 324 and the omission of "if" on page 426. Indeed, these two issue points were corrected so early that Smith cites them as points found "in some copies" rather than all copies of the first book edition. This copy has the two earliest issue points called for by Hatton and Cleaver as well as all but one of the issue points called for by Smith, which, along with the stab holes present on the page edges, indicates that this copy was bound from the publisher's parts. Additionally, this copy contains the earliest two-line errata slip (later expanded) as well as a twelve line slip that "originally preceded the plates in Part 5 of the monthly issue." Dombey and Son is a novel about the wealthy Dombey family who owns the titular shipping company Dombey and Son. The text follows Paul Dombey, Sr., who has high hopes for his sickly son, Paul, as a future business partner, and neglects his healthy daughter, Florence. Throughout the text, Dickens explores the relationship between one's personal and professional lives as well as the relationship between parent and child. Considered the text that solidified his reputation as a renowned author, Dombey and Son is regarded as Dickens' first artistically mature work, with carefully plotted serial installments and a preplanned outline for the entire work. Dickens wrote this book in various locations including Switzerland, England, and France. Dombey and Son contains 40 illustrations by Browne, published and signed under the pseudonym Phiz, including two plates that were etched as well as drawn by the illustrator. Dombey and Son marked a successful experiment in new illustration techniques; it contains the first published example of a "dark plate," appropriately titled "On the Dark Road" (page 547), "which was created by a machine process that tinted the etched plate and heightened its black-and-white contrast." Additionally, Dombey and Son is the first example of Browne's horizontal illustrations for Dickens' novels. He would continue to use both of these techniques in Dickens' next novel, David Copperfield.. Illus. by Browne, Hablot Knight. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Téhéran

      Original pencil drawing heightened with watercolor on pink paper, captioned on the top right, showing a view of the cemetery and the walls of Tehran. Joseph Auguste Jules Laurens was born in Carpentras (1825-1901) was a French painter and lithographer. From 1846 to 1849, he toured Eastern Europe, Greece, Turkey and Persia as a cartoonist, as part of a scientific mission led by geographer Xavier Hommaire Hell. Despite the failure of the mission (death Hommaire Hell in Isfahan, non-payment of work), he brought hundreds of sketches (historical monuments and daily life of the inhabitants of these regions), drawings and watercolors, which will serve its business artistic. This drawing dates undoubtedly from that era. S.n. S.l. 1848 43x57cm (dimensions du cadre) 42,19,5cm (dimensions du dessin) une feuille sous marie-louise et cadre de bois ancien

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        Chants et chansons populaires de la France

      Second edition with a new Garnier increased milling after the first among Delloye in 1843, in 125 deliveries including a 4-leaf form, the score and four double-sided pages of steel engravings (extraordinary compositions surrounding the text of the song) besides three headpieces. Illustration Trimollet, Daubigny, Meissonier ... The first edition in Delloye not contenanit 84 deliveries and songs. Printing on vellum fort.Reliure green half morocco fir wedge signed Niedrée tail. Back tooled raised the grotesque wavelets stylized. Golden heads. Thin slit in the top head of Volume 1 and Volume 3 tail of two corners in Volume 3, sunken jaws slightly open. Few browning in the margins of some leaves. Beautiful specimen, non rogné.39 songs Volume 1, Volume 2 32, 54 volume 3 of 125 deliveries and songs, divided into warriors and patriotic songs, satirical burlesque songs and ballads and roundels ... One of the most beautiful illustrated romantic, the material is abundant and plentiful, full of imagination and verve. This volume is one of the most important works of Trimolet illustrator, Baudelaire draws particular praise in his aesthetic Curiosities, in terms of Cartoonists. Carteret compare this production to the best illustrated in the eighteenth. Garnier frères Paris 1848 3 tomes en 3 Vol. Grd. in 8 (18x28,5cm) relié

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        Das Gefecht bei Kandern und Tod des Generallieutenants von Gagern am 20. April 1848. Nach officiellen Aktenstücken und den Erklärungen des Badischen Obersten von Hinkeldey, des Großherzogl. Hessischen Majors Cronenbold, sowie des Dr. Hecker, Kaisers u. A. Nebst einer Lebensbeschreibung des Generallieutenants von Gagern.

      Karlsruhe, Nöldeke 1848.. 59 S. Bedruckter Orig.-Umschlag.. Erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe. - Das in Südbaden statt gefundene Gefecht bei Kandern (bzw. Scheideck) zwischen dem von Friedrich Hecker geführtem Revolutionszug und den Truppen des Deutschen Bundes unter dem Befehl General Friedrich von Gagerns gilt als das zentrale Ereignis des Aprilaufstandes. Gagern fand bei dem kurzen Gefecht zwar den Tod, aber die revolutionären Truppen wurden in die Flucht geschlagen, was den Beginn der Niederwerfung des Aufstandes bedeutete. Oberst Hinckeldey warf Friedrich Hecker vor, den General von Gagern ermordet zu haben: Nachdem den Aufständischen die Munition ausgegangen ist, sei Gagern auf sie zugegangen um eine Kapitulationsverhandlung einzuleiten. Hecker persönlich hätte ihn heimtückisch erschossen; der Vorwurf verfolgte den bald in die USA geflüchteten Revolutionär noch bis in die 1870er Jahre. Nach dem heutigen Stand der Forschung ist Gagern allerdings tatsächlich während der Kampfhandlungen gefallen. - Umschlag fleckig und etwas lädiert. Titel etwas feuchtfleckig, durchgehend braunfleckig.

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        Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations

      Lockport: Turner & McCollum. 1848. Third edition of this collection of tribal history and myth by a Tuscarora writer, one of the first to record tribal tales in the written language of the Western civilization. The full title of this short pamphlet is "David Cusick's Sketches of the Ancient History of the Six Nations - Comprising - First -- A Tale of the Foundation of the Great Island (Now North America), The Two Infants Born, and the Creation of the Universe. Second -- A Real Account of the Early Settlers of North America and Their Dissensions. Third -- Origin of the Kingdom of the Five Nations, Which Was Called A Long House: The Wars, Fierce Animals, &c." The first edition was published in 1827 and is exceedingly rare. The second edition was the first to have illustrations, four plates depicting events in tribal history or legend, which are included in this edition as well. Front cover chipped and detached (but present); rear cover tenuous, internal contents very good. An extremely scarce and important early tribal history by a Native American, and truly rare in the original wrappers. Softcover.

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        Ensayo histórico sobre los diversos géneros de arquitectura empleados en España desde la dominación romana hasta nuestros días. Publicado de Real Orden

      Madrid, Imprenta de D. Santiago Saunaque 1848 - 4º mayor (26,2 x 17 cm.) 543 p. inc. port., 3 h. sin num. Tafilete verde de época, doble filete dorado en ambos planos, lomo con nervios e hilos, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados. DEDICATORIA AUTÓGRAFA del autor a D. José Pedro Pidal, Marqués de Pidal. Magnífico ejemplar con preciosa encuadernación, impreso sobre fuerte papel avitelado. “El contenido de esta obra deja patente el esfuerzo del asturiano José Caveda por vertebrar la arquitectura española y por recuperar la arquitectura medieval. El Ensayo histórico de Caveda tiene un componente romántico absolutamente transparente. No desprecia en absoluto la arquitectura clásica pero el núcleo fundamental de su obra, donde puede medirse el alcance original de su aportación radica en la Edad Media. En los capítulos finales recoge la segunda restauración de la arquitectura greco-romana dando entrada a la arquitectura de los Borbones.” [El Ensayo histórico de la Arquitectura de José Caveda, Pedro Navascués] Palau, 50587 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Du Système social et des lois qui le régissent.

      - Paris, Guillaumin & Cie, 1848. In-8, broché, couverture imprimée (qqs accrocs à la couverture), xvi, 360 p. Rare édition originale de cet ouvrage fondateur. "Cette oeuvre de Quetelet fut inspirée par les leçons qu'il donna aux princes de Saxe-Cobourg et Gotha. Elle est d'ailleurs dédiée au Prince Albert, époux de la reine Victoria. Quetelet y étudie les phénomènes sociaux dans leur développement. Continuation de ses études sur l'homme et sur l'état social (.), il y reprend et complète sa théorie de l''homme moyen' et montre que 'la loi des causes accidentelles est une loi générale qui s'applique aux individus comme aux peuples' (.). Dans cette étude, Quetelet pose les jalons d'une sociologie et d'une philosophie de l'histoire. Il considéra cet ouvrage comme l'esquisse d'une science nouvelle" (Exposition Quetelet, A.R. de Belgique, n° 72). Louis Villermé s'occupa des épreuves de cet ouvrage qui fut tiré à petit nombre d'exemplaires par Guillaumin. (Einaudi, 4594. Goldsmiths'-Kress Online, n°35532). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        VANITY FAIR

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition, first issue with the heading in rustic type on page 1, woodcut of Marquis of Steyne on page 336, and the reading "Mr. Pitt" on page 453. Engraved title page is also dated 1848. Covers about fine, preliminaries and about one quarter of the plates with some foxing, remainder of plates and text clean. First edition, first issue with the heading in rustic type on page 1, woodcut of Marquis of Steyne on page 336, and the reading "Mr. Pitt" on page 453. Engraved title page is also dated 1848. xvi, 624p. Illustrated by the author many text vignettes and with 40 plates. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in full tan leather with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with dark brown title labels gilt, the panels densely gilt, double gilt rules around the covers with small corner ornaments, dentelles. Grolier 100.

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

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848 Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"). First edition, with nearly all of the issue points called for by Smith. Finely bound in contemporary marbled boards over dark brown morocco by D. Condie, with four raised bands to the spine, with decorative ornaments and vine motifs to the spine compartments in gilt, lettered in gilt, red speckled endpapers. Very good, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, rubbing to the boards, light toning and a hint of rubbing to the spine, spine cracked inside the front cover, signature C slightly loose, otherwise sturdy and secure binding, a few faint spots to the otherwise bright and fresh pages that lack the usual heavy toning. Overall, a clean and attractive copy, free of any repairs or restorations. Smith I, 8. Originally published serially in twenty parts issued in nineteen monthly installments from October 1846 - April 1848, Dombey and Son is a novel about the wealthy Dombey family who owns the titular shipping company Dombey and Son. The text follows Paul Dombey, Sr., who has high hopes for his sickly son, Paul, as a future business partner, and neglects his healthy daughter, Florence. Throughout the text, Dickens explores the relationship between one's personal and professional lives as well as the relationship between parent and child. Considered the text that solidified his reputation as a renowned author, Dombey and Son is regarded as Dickens' first artistically mature work, with carefully plotted serial installments and a preplanned outline for the entire work. Dickens wrote this book in various locations including Switzerland, England, and France. Dombey and Son contains 40 illustrations by Browne, published and signed under the pseudonym Phiz, including two plates that were etched as well as drawn by the illustrator. Dombey and Son marked a successful experiment in new illustration techniques; it contains the first published example of a "dark plate," appropriately titled "On the Dark Road" (page 457), "which was created by a machine process that tinted the etched plate and heightened its black-and-white contrast." Additionally, Dombey and Son is the first example of Browne's horizontal illustrations for Dickens' novels. He would continue to use both of these techniques in Dickens' next novel, David Copperfield.. Illus. by Browne, Hablot Knight. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Oeuvres Maçonniques. Ornées De Son Portrait. Mises En Ordre, Annotées, et Précédées D'une Notice Historique Sur L'auteur, Par F. D. Pillot.

      A. Berlandier, Paris 1848 - Anteportada - 1 lámina - portada - XVI pp. - 382 pp. Tres grabados en el texto. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The HAUNTED MAN And The GHOST'S BARGAIN. A Fancy for Christmas-Time

      London:: Bradbury & Evans,. 1848.. Small 8vo. 6-3/4" - 4-1/4". 1st edition (Smith II, 9). [8], 188 pp. Advert leaf precedes. Publisher's original red, vertically-ribbed cloth with gilt stamped spine & front board. AEG.. Gilt bright. Modest wear & soiling, slight lean. A few spots of. foxing, primarily to preliminary & terminal leaves. Withal, a. pleasing VG+ copy.. Frontis & vignette title leaf. 15 internal illustrations. Artists: Tenniel (6), Leech (5), Stone (3) & Stanfield (3).

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        SKETCHES IN NORTH AMERICA AND THE OREGON TERRITORY

      London: Dickinson & Co., 1848 Broadsheet 2° (544 x 370mm). Lithographed map showing the route of the expedition and 20 variously tinted lithographed views after Warre on 16 sheets. Publisher's slip advertising binding options tipped onto first text leaf. Original cloth-backed printed wrappers. Superb copy with minimal staining and no significant damage.FIRST EDITION, IN THE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS, OF THIS MAGNIFICENT SERIES OF PACIFIC NORTHWEST VIEWS. 'Captain Warre and Lieutenant Vavasour of the Royal Engineers were agents of the British government who were sent out to Oregon at the height of the controversy between the United States and Great Britain over the sovereignty of that territory. The two officers crossed Canada by the Hudson's Bay Company route as far as the Rockies, where they turned south to cross the mountains, probably through Crow's Nest Pass, to Kootenai Lake. They reached Fort Vancouver on August 25, 1845, and visited the Willamette Valley, the mouth of the Columbia River, Puget Sound, and Vancouver Island before returning to England, where they found that the dispute between the two nations had been settled in their absence' (Wagner-Camp-Becker). Abbey, Travel 656; Graff 4543; Howes W-114 ('the only western color-plates comparable in beauty to those by Bodmer'); Sabin 101455; Smith 10727; Wagner-Camp-Becker 157.

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        CARTA POSTALE, ITINERARIA E AMMINISTRATIVA DELLE PROV.CIE LOMBARDO-VENETE Disegnata ed incisa sugli ultimi scomparti.

      Milano e Venezia, Pietro e Giuseppe Vallardi, 1848 Grande carta geografica inc. in rame, a colori, e intelata, contenuta in una custodia in cartonato. E?' suddivisa in 21 segmenti e misura cm. 59,5 x 85,3, in scala 1: 500000. Nella parte bassa a sinistra, figurano 4 tabelle: ?"Navigazione dei laghi del Regno Lombardo-Veneto - Fiumi e canali navigabili - Spartimento del Regno Lombardo-Veneto (politico - ecclesiastico) - Altezza dei monti principali sul livello del mare?", oltre a un elenco di segni convenzionali. Dimensione della carta ripiegata: cm. 20x12,2. Esemplare ben conservato .

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        Scenes in a Soldier's Life

      Montreal: Longman and Company, London; Berford and Company, New York, 1848. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, (4), [5]-390, [1] pp. original publisher's brown blind embossed cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down. Title stamped in gilt on spine. Blind embossed front and back covers with image of a Chinese pagoda. New endpapers. Very light scattered foxing internally primarily at front . Very good condition. First edition.No illustrations. On title verso, Montreal: Printed by Lovell and Gibson, St. Nicholas Street. Full title: SCENES FROM A SOLDIER'S LIFE: BEING A CONNECTED NARRATIVE OF THE PRINCIPAL MILITARY EVENTS IN SCINDE, BEELOOCHISTAN, AND AFFGHANISTAN, DURING 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, AND 1843, UNDER GENERALS LORD KEANE, BROOKS, SIR R. SALE, WILTSHIRE, POLLOCK, NOTT, ENGLAND, M'CASKILL, AND SIR C. NAPIER. BY.AUTHOR OF 'ETHALDI,' 'THE OUTCAST,' 'THE DESERTERS,' ETC. ETC. An unusual and scarce Montreal imprint, the author kept a journal of his military life at the times and places stated on the title page preceded by a subscriber's list, 14 pages long, comprising many British, Canadian, and Irish military men. Wilton served with the 40th Regiment under General Sir John Keane and writes a detailed account of the British Army's march on Kabul, after its defeat earlier in the war. Detailed account of the First Afghan War written from the ranks. Wilton moved to Canada after retiring from the Army, and then wrote this book.

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        Official Autograph Letter Signed "A. Baudin," written when he was the Commander-in-Chief of the French Navy on the West Coast of Africa, and addressed to the Minister of the French Navy and the Colonies].

      1848 - Eldorado, rade de Gorée, 27 July 1848. Folio (ca. 30x20 cm). 1 p. Brown ink on paper, official manuscript letterhead of the "Direction du personnel. Bureau des Corps organises" in the upper left corner. Text in secretarial hand, signed by Baudin. Docketed and stamped in the Ministry of the French Navy (stamp dated 9 September 1848) on the upper margin. Later pencil notes on the lower margin, mild fold marks, otherwise a very good letter. Written on board French steam-powered frigate "Eldorado" (1843), this official letter from Auguste Baudin, Commander-in-chief of the French navy on the coast of West Africa (Goree Island, Senegal) is addressed to the Minister of the French Navy Raymond-Jean-Baptiste de Verninac Saint-Maur (17 July - 20 December 1848). Baudin forwards to the minister the report by "captaine Protet du brig le Dupetit-Thouars" and distinguishes two naval officers who have been exposed to the areas where "sharks abound". "Capitaine Protet" was actually Auguste Léopold Protet (1808-1862), future governor of Senegal (1850-54) and the founder of the city of Dakar (1857). He fought in the Second Opium War, became the commander of a naval division in China and a rear admiral in 1860, and was killed in the Taiping Rebellion in 1862. The French aviso (corvette) Protet (F742) was named after him. Auguste Laurent François Baudin was a French rear admiral (1855) and a colonial administrator. He spent most of his career as a naval officer in the French colonies, serving as the governor of Senegal and commander of French naval station on the West African Coast (Côtes occidentales d'Afrique) in 1847-50. During his service there he proclaimed the abolition of slavery in Senegal, decreed by the Second French Republic on 27 April 1848. Later he was the governor and commander in chief of the naval division of French Guyana (1855-59), and the commander of the navy in Algeria (1860-62). He was made a grand officer of the Legion of Honour on 19 September 1860 (Wikipedia).

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        Report of the Case of the Queen v. Edward John Eyre on his Prosecution

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1848. Slim octavo, original red cloth (spine ends repaired), front chalked endpaper loose yet a very good copy. Eyre brought to trial for the Jamaica uprising. Prosecution of Edward John Eyre for his role as Governor of Jamaica during the rebellion of 1865. It includes the evidence taken from the court depositions, the indictment and the charge of Mr. Justice Blackburn.Eyre is remembered as an intrepid explorer of the Australian interior, revealing vast grazing lands in New South Wales and overlanding parched country in the new colony of South Australia. Eyre departed Australia in 1844, and after a period as Lieutenant Governor of New Zealand he accepted the position of Governor of Jamaica in 1861.This copy is from the library of the Royal United Service Institution, with blind-stamps, inscription and bookplate.

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        Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations

      Turner & McCollum, Lockport 1848 - Third edition of this collection of tribal history and myth by a Tuscarora writer, one of the first to record tribal tales in the written language of the Western civilization. The full title of this short pamphlet is "David Cusick's Sketches of the Ancient History of the Six Nations - Comprising - First -- A Tale of the Foundation of the Great Island (Now North America), The Two Infants Born, and the Creation of the Universe. Second -- A Real Account of the Early Settlers of North America and Their Dissensions. Third -- Origin of the Kingdom of the Five Nations, Which Was Called A Long House: The Wars, Fierce Animals, &c." The first edition was published in 1827 and is exceedingly rare. The second edition was the first to have illustrations, four plates depicting events in tribal history or legend, which are included in this edition as well. Front cover chipped and detached (but present); rear cover tenuous, internal contents very good. An extremely scarce and important early tribal history by a Native American, and truly rare in the original wrappers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang;

      London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve,, 1848-50. Under the Command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher during the years 1843-1846 6 parts folio. Original green cloth-backed green card printed wrappers, rebacked. Housed in a green morocco-backed book-style, drop-back box by Newbold and Collins of Sydney. 55 tissue-guarded plates - 52 lithographs and 3 engravings - of which 35, 32 of the lithographs and all of the engravings, are hand-coloured. The transfer to plates was undertaken by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, James De Carle Sowerby, and C. W. Wing. Ex-library copies from the Boston Society of Natural History, with library blind-stamp to titles, some wraps and occasionally to the margins of plates, bookplates to verso of front panels of the wraps recording purchase from the Courtis Fund, apart from the final part which has a plate which records presentation from the E. R. Mayo library, inked accession inscriptions to the front panels dating from 1849, except the last which was obtained in 1891; externally slightly browned and soiled, a little chipped at the extremities, contents lightly browned, a very good set. First edition. Extremely uncommon, just four sets at auction in the last 50 years, no other copy retaining the wrappers traced at sale. The official publication of the zoological results of Belcher's extensive surveying voyage: "In November 1842 Belcher was appointed to the Samarang for the survey of the coast of China, which the recent war and treaty had opened to British trade. More pressing necessities, however, changed her field of work to Borneo, the Philippines, and Taiwan, and on these and neighbouring coasts Belcher was employed for nearly five years surveying and fighting pirates" (ODNB) Belcher himself was wounded in a skirmish with "some pirates off Gillolo [Philippines], who attacked them while they were making observations on shore" (Clowes, V, p.327). This zoological report was edited by Arthur Adams, assistant surgeon on board the Samarang, who acted as scientific officer for the voyage; "The desire shown by the Commander of the Expedition to afford every facility in the pursuit of science, enabled me to bring together numerous observations, to collect specimens, and make sketches and drawings of many of those more rare and evanescent forms of life which it is my hope may help to advance the Zoology of that part of the globe" (preface, p.vi). Adams was himself an accomplished malacologist, who was responsible for the sections on Mollusca and Crustacea in collaboration with Lovell Reeve - autodidact conchologist, natural history dealer, author and publisher of the monumental Conchologia iconica, who was also the publisher of the present work - and Adam White - assistant to the Keeper of the Zoological Department of the British Museum, and author of the 1847 List of the Specimens of Crustacea in the Collection - respectively. The section on Fishes was written by Sir John Richardson, who had accompanied Franklin on his first two expeditions, was with John Rae on his search for Franklin in 1847, and who has been described as "eminent in medicine, exploration, and natural history", (ODNB); the commentary on the Vertebrata is provided by John Edward Gray, Keeper of the Zoological Department at the British Museum. Front panel of the wraps of Mollusca Part I inscribed; "Dr. Gould with Lowell Reeve's regards"and Part II ?secretarially "With the Author's Compts." An excellent set of this elusive and important work.

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        The history of Barbados. - Comprising a geographical and statistical description of the island: a sketch of the historical events since the settlement; and an account of its geology and natural productions.

      London, 1848 - xx + 722pp + 9 tinted plates. 1st ed., an overall clean copy with minor stains to plates and pages either side only, less than usually found, in old half calf. An important and scholarly study of the island's history. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Description of the Boston Water Works, embracing all the reservoirs, bridges, gates, pipe chambers and other objects of interest, from Lake Cochituate to the City of Boston.

      Boston: Geo. R. Holbrook & Co. 1848 - first edition; 16mo (15 cm. tall), 46, [22] (advertising material) pp., frontis., illustrations in text with some full page including a map of the Boston Aqueduct, folding street map of Boston on blue paper at end of advertisements; original fabric covered paper wrappers rubbed at extremities and the pictorial gold stamp on front cover dulled, still near very good; issued during the year of the ?great water festival? celebrating the official introduction of the waters of Lake Cochituate into the city and gives a short history of the project and advice for tourists. Photos available upon request.

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        HAND-BOOK OF CHEMISTRY

      London, England: for the Cavendish Society, 1848. original embossed cloth, front cover and spine gilt-stamped, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. 8vo. original embossed cloth, front cover and spine gilt-stamped, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. variously paginated. 18 Volumes. Part of the "Works of the Cavendish Society" series. Translated from the German by Henry Watts of Handbuch der Chemie (Heidelberg: Universitats-Buchhandlung von Karl Winter, 1848-70) . Volume I with translator's preface, list of abbreviations, table of weights and measures. Each volume with table of contents. Volumes I-VI cover organic chemistry; volumes VII-XVIII inorganic chemistry. This set lacks Vol. XIX, a general index published in 1872. Illustrations. Some volumes bumped at corners and with wear to extremities of spine. Some rubbed and scuffed.

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