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        Das Buch der Ritterorden und Ehrenzeichen. Geschichte, Beschreibung und Abbildungen der Insignien aller Ritterorden, Militair- und Civil-Ehrenzeichen, Medaillen etc. Nebst einer Auswahl der vorzüglichsten Costüme.

      Brüssel und Leipzig, Muquardt, 1848. - 4°. 2 Bll., 388 SS., 98 kol. lith. Tafeln Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung und Deckelblindprägung Hiler 124; nicht bei Lipperheide. - Erste Ausgabe des prachtvoll illustrierten Werkes zu den Ritterorden und Ehrenzeichen aus aller Welt, darunter Baden, Bayern, Belgien, Brasilien, Braunschweig, Dänemark, Frankreich, Griechenland, Großbritannien, Hannover, Hessen, Hohenzollern, Kirchenstaat, Lippe, Lucca, Mecklenburg, Nassau, Niederlande, Österreich, Oldenburg, Parma, Persien, Portugal, Preußen, Russland, Sachsen, Sardien, Schwarzburg, Schweden, Sizilien, Spanien, Freie Städte, Toskana, Türkei, Tunis, Württemberg. - Komplett mit Register und 98 aufwändig kolorierten Tafeln (90 Ordens- und 8 Kostümtafeln). - Der dekorative Einband gering bestoßen und an den Kanten teils etwas beschabt, nur vereinzelt minimal fleckig. Schönes, sauberes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DONIPHAN'S EXPEDITION; CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE CONQUEST OF NEW MEXICO; GENERAL KEARNEY'S OVERLAND EXPEDITION TO CALIFORNIA; DONIPHAN'S CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE NAVAJOS; HIS UNPARALLELED MARCH UPON CHIHUAHUA AND DURANGO; AND THE OPERATIONS OF GENERAL PRICE AT SANTA FE. WITH A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF COL. DONIPHAN. ILLUSTRATED WITH PLANS OF BATTLEFIELDS, A MAP, AND FINE ENGRAVINGS

      Published by J. A. & U. P. James, 1848. - Second edition. Howes H 754 says this issue is "the best edition." Brown cloth, pictorial device stamped in gold gilt on the front cover, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, xii, 13 - 407 pp., frontispiece (portrait of Doniphan), preface, illustrated, portraits, plates, maps, chapter footnotes. Large foldout map bound into front of volume is titled "A New Map Of Mexico, California & Oregon" published by J. A. & U. P. James, Cincinnati, 1848. Howes H 754 says "Doniphan's and Kearney's conquests gave the United States its claim to New Mexico and Arizona, finally acquired by the Gadsden Purchase." Cowan p.115 says "The account of the operations of Gen. Kearney and others in California is concise and one of the best of the period." Rittenhouse 311 says, "This edition is usually considered the best." "A classic work on the expedition along the SFT during the Mexican War. The units left Fort Leavenworth in late June 1846 and reached Santa Fe on August 18, 1846 (pp. 21-78). They went via Bent's Fort and Raton Pass." Doniphan's troops, with Hughes as an officer, marched southwest into Chihuahua, while Kearney trekked overland to California. Former owner's inked name on the front fly leaf, first two pages are lightly foxed, light cosmetic restoration to the spine ends, else a very good, internally clean copy. Folding map is in near fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative Of The Expedition Sent By Her Majesty's Government To The River Niger In 1841. Under the Command of Captain H.D. Trotter and T.R.H. Thomson. Published with the Sanction of the Colonial Office and the Admiralty.

      Richard Bentley, London 1848 - London: Richard Bentley, 1848. First Edition. Octavo 2 vols. in one. xviii, 509; viii, 511 pp. With a portrait frontispiece, two folding maps, a folding panorama, fourteen plates, and many wood engravings in text. Handsome period brown gilt tooled full morocco. Recased using the original spine, but overall a very good copy. "In 1840 the abolitionist, Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1845), proposed that a large expedition should be sent up the Niger with a threefold mission; to show the natives the advantages of legitimate trade; to sign treaties with the chiefs in which they promised to give up slaving; and to set up a model farm at the Benue-Niger confluence which could teach the Africans the merits of agriculture and the blessings of Christianity., The expedition sailed in May 1841, and after recruiting 133 Africans on the west coast entered the Niger on 13.8.41" (Howgego 1800-1850 T18); "It was, without a doubt, the most ambitious expedition that had ever set out for the Niger" (De Gramont p.207); Hess & Coger 6939. [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.

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

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        Forschen und Wirken : Festschrift z. 150-Jahr-Feier der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 1810 - 1960 / Im Auftr. von Rektor u. Senat hrsg. von Willi Göber u. Friedrich Herneck. Gesamt-Red.: Friedrich Herneck Mehrteiliges Werk

      Berlin : VEB Dt. Verlag d. Wissenschaften in Komm. - Umfang/Format: 4 INHALT DES ERSTEN BANDES (Auszug) Ehrentafel XV K.SCHRÖDER : 150 Jahre Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Das Werden einer jungen Universität 1 H.Deiters: Wilhelm von Humboldt als Gründer der Universität Berlin 15 M.BUHR: Johann Gottlieb Fichte. Einige Aspekte der Interpretation seiner Philo- sophie 41 E_Koch Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland 53 J. GERÄTS : Friedrich August Biener, der erste Dekan der Juristischen Fakultät . . . 65 E. STRESEMANN : Hinrich Lichtenstein. Lebensbild des ersten Zoologen der Berliner Universität 73 A. WALDEYER : Carl Asmund Rudolphi und Johannes Müller 97 G. STIEHLER : Hegel und die Grundgesetze der Dialektik 117 G. ROSE : Karl Marx und Friedrich Engels an der Berliner Universität 133 B. OBERMANN : Die Berliner Universität am Vorabend und während der Revolution von 1848/1849 165 J.IRmsoma : Johannes Franz, ein oppositioneller Gelehrter im Revolutionsjahr 1848 203 G.PÄTSCII: Franz Bopp und die historisch-vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft 211 F. HERNECK : Emil du Bois-Reymond und die Grenzen der mechanistischen Natur- auffassung 229 K. WINTER : Rudolf Virchow 253 A. METTE : Wilhelm Griesinger als materialistischer Neuropathologe 267 F.IZT:rx: Hermann Ebbinghaus. Ursprünge und Anfang psychologischer Forschungen an der Berliner Universität 281 A. BEYER : Robert Koch 307 H_SANKE: Gesellschaftlich-geographische Anschauungen der großen Geographen Berlins und seiner Universität 319 K. Heinig : Das Chemische Institut der Berliner Universität unter der Leitung von August Wilhelm von Hofmann und Emil Fischer a 339 M. v. LAUE : über Hermann von Helmholtz 359 M. STRAUSS : Max Planck und die Entstehung der Quantentheorie 367 W. HABERDITZL : Walther Nernst und die Traditionen der physikalischen Chemie an der Berliner Universität 401 G. STRAUSS : Heinrich Wölfflin. über seine Bedingtheit und seine Bedeutung 417 I. WINTER : Georg Friedrich Nicolai, ein Kämpfer gegen den Krieg 453 E. MORITZ Zu den Auslandsbeziehungen der Berliner Universität in der Zeit der Weimarer Republik 471 K. WINTER: Der Sozialhygieniker Alfred Grotjahn 499 F. HERNECK : Albert Einstein. Über die philosophischen und politischen Anschau- ungen des großen Physikers 505 H. ScHÜTZLER : Wissenschaftliche Beziehungen der Berliner Universität zur Sowjet- union in der Zeit der Weimarer Republik 529 K. H. JAHNKE : über den Widerstandskampf Berliner Studenten gegen Faschismus und imperialistischen Krieg 547 G. KESSELBAUER : Arvid Harnack, Wissenschaftler und Revolutionär 577 L KLEMPERER : Der Antifaschist Georg Groscurth 585 G. PETERS : Walther Arndt, ein Opfer des faschistischen Gesinnungsterrors 595 H. MASKOLAT : Die Wiedereröffnung der Berliner Universität im Januar 1946 605 E. BECKER und P. STULZ : Der Kampf um die antifaschistisch-demokratische Um- . gestaltung und um die Einheit der Berliner Universität 1946 bis 1949 629 A. GRUNERT, E. JAKL und M. KLINKER : Die Arbeiter-und-Bauern-Fakultät als In- stitution zur Erziehung und Bildung der sozialistischen Intelligenz 647 H. KUBITSCHEK, W. LEMKE und H. STEINER : Zur Rolle der Freien Deutschen Jugend im Kampf um die Herausbildung des sozialistischen Typs des jungen Wissen- schaftlers 671 G. FALK : Zu einigen Problemen der sozialistischen Umgestaltung der Universität . . 685 W. RICHTER: Die Humboldt-Universität eine international bedeutende Stätte der Lehre und Forschung 721 J. D. BERNAL : Science in a World at Peace 741 Autorenregister 749 Abbildungen 755 INHALT DES DRITTEN BANDES (Auszug) PHILOSOPHISCHE FAKULTÄT K. HAGER : Die Weltanschauung Carl Schorlemmers 3 H. SCHELER : Philosophische Probleme der Entwicklung der Technik 13 POLIKAROW : Philosophische Diskussionen über die Relativitätstheorie 33 G. KLAUS : Kybernetik und die Grundfrage der Philosophie 61 A.Cornu: Die Bedeutung der Ökonomisch-philosophischen Manuskripte für die Herausbildung des Marxismus 97 G. SCHILFERT : Die Behandlung der Rolle der Volksmassen und ihrer Führer durch Leopold von Ranke 113 J.UEsuGI: Die Kämpfe um den Entwurf e

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        DOMBEY And SON.

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1848. viii, [9] - 320 pp. Novel text in double column. Usual foxing to text paper; however, the plates are comparatively, and uncommonly, clean. Leaf H1 with reinforcement to right margin. Withal, a VG copy.

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        Principles of Political Economy

      London: John W. Parker, 1848. First Edition. Very Good. Two volume set. First Edition. Bound in recent full brown leather with gilt stamping to spine. Contents show occasional creasing and light wear, but remain bright. A handsome set.

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        Dombey and Son

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1848. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (210 × 132 mm). Early-20th-century tan calf by Morrell, spine elaborately gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, red and black morocco labels respectively to second and third, French fillet and floral cornerpieces gilt to covers, blue endpapers, floral roll to turn-ins gilt. Engraved frontispiece, similar vignette to title page and 38 plates all after illustrations by Phiz. Ownership inscription to front blank. Tan-burn to free endpapers from turn-ins, occasional foxing to plates, chiefly to reverse and margins with illustrations spared. An excellent copy, handsomely bound. First edition in book form, complete with the eight-line errata leaf listing six errors from p. 362 to 497. Dombey and Son originally appeared in twenty numbers, bound in nineteen monthly parts, from October 1846 to April 1848, when it was issued in book form on the 12th. It is noted for containing "the first published example of a so-called dark plate, which was created by a machine process that tinted the etched plate and heightened its black-and-white contrast. The one dark plate in Dombey and Son is "On the Dark Road", p. 547. The Smooth blending of light and shadow on this illustration vividly contrasts it with the other illustrations in the novel and is a fine example of the dark plate process" (Smith). The technique was later put to use for ten plates in Bleak House and eight in Little Dorrit.

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        A treatise of the Succession to Property vacant after Death:

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans,, 1848. Including Inquiries into the Influence of Primogeniture, Entails, compulsory Partition, Foundations, &c. over the Public Interests. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered gilt, brown coated endpapers, edges uncut. Library shelfmark ticket to spine, Church Commissioner's Library bookplate to front pastedown and stamp to front and rear free endpapers, bookbinder's ticket to rear pastedown. Small tear to cloth at foot of spine, tips bumped and a little worn; an excellent copy. First edition of McCulloch's defence of primogeniture and entails, as reworked from one of the Notes and Dissertations contained in his edition of Wealth of Nations, and briefly outlined in an article for the Edinburgh Review), is now "for the first time, laid before the reader in a systematic form; with illustrations, corrections and modifications, supplied or suggested by farther and more attentive observation and enquiry" (p. vi). Or, as snidely remarked by Mordecai Mullion (otherwise known as John Wilson, the Edinburgh Tory professor and McCulloch's adversary), McCulloch's works are "as unlike as may be to the heavenly bodies - as unlike as light and darkness; but in one respect, they resemble such luminaries - they have stated times of return ... their reappearance, once every two or four years, can with certainty be predicted" (Some Illustrations of Mr McCulloch's Principles of Political Economy, 1826).

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        NICHOLAS NICKLEBY (Superb Example of the First "Cheap" Edition in Original Cloth)

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1848. Dickens, Charles. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY. Frontispiece by T. Webster. London: Chapman & Hall, 1848. Original blind-stamped green publisher's cloth with spines elaborately decorated in gilt. First "Cheap" Edition (actually volume 2 of the first and most important collected works of Dickens, with (in this case) a 4pp new introduction and a specially commissioned new frontispiece). Begun in 1847 with works already published, Dickens added further titles as he went along. Despite being called "cheap" Dickens made sure that these volumes were just as high quality in texture and ornamentation as his first editions; there are 17 volumes in total, all are rarely seen in fine condition. NEAR FINE, spine a trifle browned (as almost always with this olive-green cloth), trifling wear to the extremities, lower inner hinge just barely cracked, bright gilt, excellent eye appeal. . First Edition Thus. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. Illus. by T. Webster.

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        Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848., 1848. First Edition, First Issue of the text with 'Rustic' Vanity Fair heading to Chapter One, and 'Mr.Pitt' for Sir Pitt' p.453, and with the later suppressed Marquis of Steyne woodcut on p.336. Bound by Sotheran in half red morocco with full gilt backs, cloth sides, marbled edges and endpapers. Light, gentle wear and marking to covers, internally clean with particularly bright plates. The author's defining novel; the improving tale of Becky Sharp. Listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]

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

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

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        Der Mainzer Domschatz / in treuen Abbildungen nach einem in der königlich bayerischen Hofbibliothek zu Aschaffenburg befindlichen Miniaturwerke aus dem sechszehnten Jahrhunderte; Umschlagtitel: Der Domschatz von Mainz im 16ten Jahrhunderte.

      - Aschaffenburg, Schmitt, 1848; 41 (H) x 25 cm (Folio). 13 nichtbedruckte Bll., eine farblithographierte Tafel, die eine Schriftprobe (wohl des ursprünglichen Originals) zeigt (abweichend von allen anderen Blättern auf dünnerem Papier); 16 farblithographierte Tafeln, allesamt auf Tonplatten (die Nrn. 3 und 9 in der oberen rechten Tonplattenecke numeriert); 16 rapportierte Tafeln in Schwarzdruck (davon 5 mit Tonplatte); schließlich folgen 11 lithographische Tafeln im Schwarzdruck, die in ihren Motiven von den bisher gezeigten abweichen (davon 2 identische); neuerer dunkelgrüner Leinwand-Band mit beidseitig aufmontiertem Original-Broschurenumschlag (Dieser mit Eckverlusten und leichten Einrissen, bzw. welliger Kaschierung. - Achtung: Buch ist später gebunden, das innere Titelblatt sowie die 3 SS. Text des ursprünglichen Originales fehlen! Titel ist bibliographiert, der ursprüngliche Broschurenumschlag mit seinem variierenden Titel ist vorhanden und dem hier vorliegenden Buch mit späteren (in der Farbe des ursprünglichen Umschlages) dunkelgrünen Leinwand-Deckeln aufkaschiert. Sämtliche Blätter des Inhaltes weisen an der oberen äußeren Ecken konkave Schmutz- und Feuchtigkeitsspuren auf, die die Abbildungen bzw. aber nur selten tangieren und höchstens in die Tonplatten reichen; die einzelnen Blätter sind mehr oder weniger braunfleckig, die farbigen Lithographien mit ihren Tonplatten sind nur vereinzelt von den Flecken etwas stärker betroffen. Die letzten 3 Farb-Litho-Blätter sind am Oberrand gegenüber den anderen geringfügig (max. 1 cm) gekürzt; das erste leere Blatt weist 2 Einrisse an der Vorderkante sowie durchgängig leichte Klebereste am Rücken auf (wieso erhalten?); auf dem ersten und dritten leeren Blatt befinden sich wenige Schriftnotizen mit Tinte. - Auffällig und nicht erklärbar ist, daß die 16 chromolithographischen Tafeln nachfolgend als Schwarzdrucke (4 davon mit Tontafeln) eingebunden sind. - Sensationell schließlich scheint, daß nachfolgend weitere 11 Schwarzdrucke von bisher in der Literatur von mir nicht gefundenen Abbildungen folgen (9 verschiedene, 2 davon doppelt); es könnte sich bei dem vorliegenden Buch also um ein später gebundenes Verlagsexemplar handeln, das neben den Chromolithographien auch die entsprechenden Schwarzdrucke gesammelt hat, sowie weitere 9 Schwarzdrucke der ursprünglich geplanten 110 Exemplare (insgesamt), die nicht in den Handel gelangt sind! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de l'armee et de tous les regiments depuis les premiers temps de la monarchie francaise jusq'a nos jours. Avec des Tableaux synoptiques representant l'organisation des armees aux diverses epoques et le resume des campagnes de chaque corps par M. Brahaut et des tableaux chronologiques des combats, sieges et batailles par M. le Capitaine Sicard. 5 Bände - vollständiges Exemplar mit dem meist fehlenden Band 5.

      Paris, A. Barbier, 1848-1858.. 479, 491, 464, XXXV.460, CXXXIV, 495 S. Mit 1 lith., ill. Titel, 9 Stahlstichtafeln, 1 mehrfach gefalt., teilkolorierten, lith. Karte, 190 (179 altkolorierten) Holzstichtafeln sowie einigen Holzstichill. und Holzstichplänen im Text von F. Philippoteaux, E. Charpentier, H. Bellange u.a.. Kl.4°, Halblederbände der Zeit auf 4 imit. Bünden, mit etwas Rückenvergoldung und Marmorpapiervorsätzen.. Gering berieben, bestoßen und beschabt; Vorsätze schwach leimschattig; manchmal etwas stockfleckig und teils etwas gebräunt (Titel von Band 3 stärker gebräunt); in Band 4 wenige Seiten braunfleckig; die Faltkarte (3 Darstellungen zum Krimkrieg) mit Randeinriss (ca. 4,5 cm) - insgesamt aber ein sehr schönes Exemplar des reich illustrierten Werkes. Die Farbtafeln (Uniformdarstellungen mit Staffage) in einem schönen, originalen Handkolorit.

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        Vancouver's Island. Return to an Address of the Hon. The House of Commons, Dated 7 August, 1848; For Copy of Correspondence Between the Chairman of the Hudson's Bay Company and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, Relative to the Colonization of Vancover's Island." [Caption Title]

      Ordered by the House of Commons, London - 1848, 1st Edition. (Self wrappers) Very good. 17,[1]pp. Folio, original sewn, self wrapper. Lowther 7; TPL 2908. Includes copies of the document establishing the colonization rights of the Hudson's Bay Company and of the 1842 report by the new colony's agent, James Douglas, describing the island and the prospects for settlement.On January 13, 1849, Vancouver Island was granted by the British Crown to the Hudson's Bay Company. Series: Great Britain Colonial Office. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        NICHOLAS NICKLEBY (Superb Example of the First "Cheap" Edition in Original Cloth)

      Chapman & Hall, London 1848 - Dickens, Charles. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY. Frontispiece by T. Webster. London: Chapman & Hall, 1848. Original blind-stamped green publisher's cloth with spines elaborately decorated in gilt. First "Cheap" Edition (actually volume 2 of the first and most important collected works of Dickens, with (in this case) a 4pp new introduction and a specially commissioned new frontispiece). Begun in 1847 with works already published, Dickens added further titles as he went along. Despite being called "cheap" Dickens made sure that these volumes were just as high quality in texture and ornamentation as his first editions; there are 17 volumes in total, all are rarely seen in fine condition. NEAR FINE, spine a trifle browned (as almost always with this olive-green cloth), trifling wear to the extremities, lower inner hinge just barely cracked, bright gilt, excellent eye appeal. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Todesanzeige. Linz, 28.1.1868. 23,1 x 29,7 cm.

      . . 'Es hat Gott dem Allmächtigen gefallen, meinen innigst gelieben Gatten, beziehungsweise unseren Bruder ... k.k. Hofrath, Ritter des kaiserl. östr. Franz Josef-Ordens, Besitzer der großen goldnenen Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft und des Ritterkreuzes I. Classe des großherzoglich Sachsen-Weimar'schen Falken-Ordens ... in ein besseres Jenseits abzuberufen ...' Stifter war im Mai 1848 von Wien nach Linz gezogen, in die Wohnung an der Unteren Donaulände, wo er den Rest seines Lebens verbringen sollte (hier: vom Hause Nr. 1313 an der Donaulände). In diesem Haus sind heute das Adalbert Stifter Institut und das OÖ- Literaturarchiv untergebracht. Bei Hein1952 ist dieser große Partezettel seiner Witwe und seiner Brüder unvollständig und nicht ganz korrekt wiedergegeben, bei Glück Wien 1955 Nr. 120 erwähnt. Sehr seltenes Dokument, unversehrt mit schwacher, alter Faltspur. - Verso Besitzvermerk, zart in Bleistift, "Dr. A. Markus" - Der Linzer Lehrer und Schriftsteller Andreas Markus, 1884-1971, hat einen großen Teil seines Wirkens Adalbert Stifter gewidmet, insbesondere seinem Tod.

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        EXQUISITE PRESENTATION ALBUM WITH TEN DELICATE CUT PAPER FLOWER DESIGNS.

      A lovely album preserving ten delicate and meticulously prepared cut paper flowers. The album is inscribed on the front fly leaf "Souvenir à Mlle. Heloise Bigaud / Hector de D. Juin 1848" and was almost certainly specially prepared as a gift of friendship (or courtship). The front cover displays the gilt initials "H. B." in gothic letters framed within a decorative gilt border. The flowers themselves are cut from various multi-colored papers. The minute detail and perfect composition of several of these flower "collages" make these exceptional examples of this popular genre.Folio (40 x 28.5 cm); 10 cut paper flowers pasted inside folded sheets of paper and mounted on larger album leaves + two additional chromolithographed illustrations of flower bouquets. Contemporary and original gilt-embossed cloth with decorative leather spine; occasional very minor and inevitable damage to the fragile cut paper designs, but still very well preserved.

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        Die Erhebung des Volkes in Baden fur die deutsche Republik im Fruhjahr 1848.

      Basel, Schabelitz 1848. - Mit Holzschnitt-Frontispiz und 3 (1 gefalt.) Holzschnitt-Tafeln. 2 Bll., 128 S. Einfache HLwd. um 1920. Slg. Friedlander 232; Lautenschlager 8108; NDB VIII, 182; ADB L, 94. - Seltene erste Ausgabe, besonders mit allen Illustrationen, da die beiden Tafeln "Gefecht bei Kandern" und "Einnahme von Freiburg" erst später nachgeliefert wurden und bei den meisten Exemplaren fehlen. - Hecker zählte zu der sehr entschlossenen Minderheit die 1848 in Frankfurt die Abschaffung der Fürstentümer forderte und für die Republik eintrat; als die Mehrheit für die künftige Reichsverfassung stimmte, verließ Hecker das Parlament. Nach Mannheim zurückgekehrt, begann er mit den Vorbereitungen für einen bewaffneten Aufstand, der jedoch rasch zu einem Debakel wurde. Nach dem ersten Zusammenstoß mit den regulären Truppen am 20. April 1848 in Kandern liefen seine Revoluzzer auseinander. Hecker selbst floh in die Schweiz, wo er in Muttenz die vorliegende Schrift verfasste und drucken ließ. Kurz danach wanderte er nach den Staaten aus, wo er in Illinois eine Farm erwarb. Im Volksmund lebt der erfolglose Revolutionär als Träger des "Heckerhutes" sowie im "Heckerlied" weiter; mit seinem typischen Hut ist Hecker auch als Frontispiz abgebildet. - Tls. braunfleckig. Die gefalt. Tafeln am unteren Rand etwas knittrig und mit kl. Hinterlegung. Wenige kurze Anstreichungen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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 of Greenwich. First American Edition, Carefully Revised and Corrected, With a Life of the Author, By N. W. Chittenden, M. A. , & c

      New York: Daniel Adee, 107 Fulton Street, 1848. First Edition. Boards. Good. First Edition. 4, [v]-vii, [1-blank], [9]-581 pages. 8vo. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Sir Isaac Newton. Original tan leather with black spine label. Corner tips turned. Front joint clumsily glued inside and out and in need of conservation. Leather at head of spine panel flapped and again poorly glued down. Wear to black spine label and extremities of binding. A good candidate for a rebacking. Internally largely clean, noting acid stains from a number of plant pressings and occasional foxing. Textblock sound. Pencilled notations on front and rear endpapers regarding other dealer catalog appearances, dates and prices. Boards. The true First American edition, published in 1848 (NOT 1846 as routinely mis-identified). Rare as such, even in this condition. Much of the confusion in establishing edition priority stems from the fact that the work was reprinted from 1848 to 1885 from the same stereotype, issues differing only by date (or absence of date), publisher, publisher's address, and portrait subscription (or lack thereof). In 1970 scholar and historian I.B.Cohen in ''The American editions of Newton's Principia'' (Wallis 62.472) provided a much needed guide which updated and corrected Babson and Gray's work for this title. Additional scholarship was done by P.J. and Ruth Wallis in the late 1970s who corrected and incorporated Cohen's work into "Newton and Newtoniana 1672-1975, A Bibliography" - the best current reference for the American editions. Wallis 26, 62.472. See also Babson 24; Gray 26 both referring to the first American Edition (each with errors).

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        21 Jahre in Indien. Aus dem Tagebuche eines Militärarztes. 3 Tle. in 3 Bänden. Erster Theil: Borneo / Zweiter Theil: Java / Dritter Theil: Sumatra. Leipzig, Th. Grieben 1899 - 1902. 8°. VIII. 264 S.; XI, 407 S.; VII, 232 S., mit zus. 3 Frontispize, 51 Tafeln u. 12 Textabb., Goldschn. (Bd.1-2), OLwd. mit aufgez. farb. Deckelbild.

      . . Müller 193.- Erste Ausgabe.- Vollständig in 3 Bänden, sehr selten.- Der Mediziner Heinrich Breitenstein (* 1848 in Iglau; 1930 in Den Haag) ging 1876 als Oberarzt der holländisch-indischen Armee nach Java. Er bereiste während seiner 21-jährigen Dienstzeit die Insel, hielt sich drei Jahre in Borneo unter den Dajak auf und lernte einen großen Teil von Sumatra kennen. Während dieser Reisen fertigte er umfangreiche Aufzeichnungen über die Gesellschaft, Geographie, Flora und Fauna an, die er als Grundlage zu vorliegendem Werk nutzte. - Am Titel des 3. Bandes eigenh. Widmung des Verfassers.- Ebde. leicht fleckig u. berieben, sonst schönes Exemplar.# First edition.- Indonesia complete in 3 volumes (Borneo, Java, Sumatra) very rare.- With dedication by the author on titel in volume 3.- With 3 frontispieces and 63 (51 plates) illustrations; color ill. orig. cloth.- Good copy.

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

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848., 1848. First Edition. 2 volumes; 8vo. Later binding by Riviere in full tan calf of which only the boards with gilt rule and end papers remain, recently respined to style with twin, red and green, title labels and extra gilt. Top edges gilt. Boards rubbed to edges. The author's first book, the biography of his father, William Collins (8 September 1788 – 17 February 1847), who was an English landscape and genre painter. In the late 19th century his work was more popular and highly valued than even Turner or Constable.

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH A BIOGRAPHY: IN FOUR PARTS

      London: Bradbury & Evans / Chapman & Hall, 1848.. Large, thick octavo. Original green cloth, decorated in gilt, a.e.g. Illustrations. Inner hinges cracked (as usual for this book), spine a bit faded, minimal foxing early and late, else near very good. Doheny bookplate. Folding cloth box. First edition. Inscribed presentation copy from the author: "M.W. Savage from his old & attached friend, J.F." The recipient may have been Marmion W. Savage, the Irish-born novelist and editor. This work is dedicated to Charles Dickens, who was the subject of Forster's best-known literary biography. NCBEL III:1380.

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        1848 Wiener Oktoberrevolution - erotisch. 3 erotische Biedermeier-Lithographien, altkoloriert.

      Österreich, um 1848. - Ca. 17 x 13 cm. 3 Blätter, handkoloriert und gehöht. Jede Lithographie betitelt: In 'Der letzte Aufstand' ist eine Frau einem Soldaten manuell behilflich. 'Die Vorposten im Gefecht' zeigen ein kopulierendes Paar und einen masturbierenden Soldaten. Schließich 'Sitzung der Kroaten'; mittig reitet eine Frau einen Offizier ('Das Zentrum'), mit ihren Händen masturbiert sie zwei weitere Soldaten. 'Die Rechte' scheint relativ schlapp während 'Die Linke' stramm daherkommt. Blattränder mit kleinen Läsuren. Ränder etwas angestaubt und fingerfleckig. Einige kleinere Braunflecken. Sehr selten.

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        Richter-Album. Eine Auswahl von Holzschnitten nach Zeichnungen von Ludwig Richter in Dresden.

      Wigand, Leipzig 1848 - ( Erste Ausgabe ) Mit Titelblatt, 115 Holzschnitten auf 85 Blättern, 1 Blatt " Nachschrift " so vollständig. Gold- und blindgeprägter Oln, 8° ( 22 x 16 cm ). Einband gering fleckig, Ecken und Kanten gering bestoßen. Innen wenige Blätter gering finger- bzw. stockfleckig, einige Blätter mit schwacher Knickspur. Insgesamt aber wohlerhalten und dekorativ. Erste Ausgabe dieses Albums mit den drolligen und kauzigen Holzschnitten Ludwig Richters.- sehr selten - ( Gewicht 600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Vicomte de Bragelonne (Suite de Vingt ans apres). Sehr frühe Ausgabe - wohl nahezu parallel zur Originalausgabe bei Michel Levy in Paris erschienen. 13 Bände in 8 Bänden (vollständige Folge).

      Brüssel (Bruxelles), Livorno (Livourne) und Leipzig, Meline, Cans et Compagnie, 1848-1850.. 2 Bll., 283 S., 2 Bll., 285 S., 2 Bll., 263 S., 2 Bll., 276 S., 2 Bll., 283 S., 2 Bll., 277 S., 2 Bll., 284 S., 2 Bll., 279 S., 2 Bll., 278 S., 2 Bll., 257 S., 2 Bll., 251 S., 2 Bll., 281 S., 2 Bll., 329 S. 12°, grüne Halbleinenbände der Zeit mit etwas Romantikerrückenvergoldung und kleinem, goldgepr. Signet einer Adelsbibliothek ("A." unter einer Krone) auf den Vorderdeckeln.. Einbände leicht bestoßen; Bezugspapier der Deckel etwas berieben, beschabt, fleckig und gebräunt; Vorsätze stockfleckig (meist stärker); teils zu Beginn und Schluß der Bände stockfleckig (teils auch stärker) - ansonsten nur vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig; im Dreifachband (Bände 8/9/10) einige Blätter mit kleiner Knickspur in der oberen Ecke (wenige dieser Blätter in der oberen Ecke auch etwas geknittert und braunfleckig - eines dieser Blätter auch mit kleinem Einriss im weissen Rand); Rückentitel des Dreifachbandes (Bände 8/9/10) nur mit den goldgepr. Bandnummern 8 und 9 (die fehlende Bandnummer 10 handschriftlich ergänzt); jeweils Name auf dem Vordervorsatz. Der letzte Teil der "Drei Musketiere"-Trilogie - bekannt auch als "Dix ans plus tard", "10 Jahre später", "Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske" etc..

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        Lithographisches Sammelblatt nach J. Gottheil. Berlin, Lith. Anst. v. W. Loeillot. Altona, Uflacker, (vor 1848). Blatt mit 20 Ortsansichten im Tondruck. 46 x 64 cm (Blattgröße 55 x 72 cm).,

      1848 - Klose/Martius, Schleswig 4.- Seltenes Blatt. Wegen des großen Formates sind nur noch wenige Exemplare erhalten.- Mit den schönen Ansichten verschiedenen Formates von Schleswig, Flensburg, Sylt, Föhr, Hadersleben, Apenrade, Eckernförde u.a.- Blatt leicht gebräunt, einige Randläsionen, davon ein Einriß ca. 1 cm im floralen Bildrahmen. Einige Stockflecken und ein 5 bis 7 cm breiter schwacher Feuchtrand auf der linken Bildseite. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        The Rocky Mountains from the Columbia River looking N.W.

      Dickinson & Co, [London] 1848 - Lithograph printed in colours, with additional hand-colouring and touches of gum arabic. Good condition. An important image of the American west before it was touched by Western civilization: the Rockies 'capped and dazzling in their white mantle of snow' (Warre). Henry James Warre was an English army officer who was assigned to Canada, where he examined and reported on river communications between Montreal and the Red River settlements in the Oregon Territory, and points beyond. He left Montreal in May, 1845, and returned there in July of the following year. The best of the sketches he made during the expedition were published in Warre's Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory (London: 1848), which also included a map and narrative text, 'Sketch of the Journey'. The present image is one of the best prints from this spectacular work. . In the 'Sketch of the Journey' he writes: 'At fort Colville, we again embarked in boats to ascend the Upper Columbia river to the Boat Encampment, a distance of 250 miles. We abandoned the boats at this point, and commenced on foot, the ascent of the Rocky Mountains. We had for many days been surrounded by magnificent mountains. The mountains are about 10,000 feet in height, unequalled in any part of Switzerland for the ruggedness of their peaks and beauty of form, capped and dazzling in their white mantle of snow'. Cf. Abbey Travel II, 656; cf. Graff 4543; cf. Howes W-114; cf. Sabin 101455; cf. Smith 10727; cf. Stokes, 1846-F-76 and 1846-F-78; cf. Tooley (1954) 500; cf. Wagner-Camp 157.

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        Nord-Amerikas indianer och de, under ett åttaårigt vistande bland de vildaste af deras stammar, upplefvade äfventyr och öden. Öfversättning från femte engelska upplagan.

      1848 - Stockholm, P. G. Berg, 1848. 4:o. III-XI,(1),320 pp. & 23 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Early 20th-century half calf with gilt spine. Marbled edges. The original green colour has faded to brown on the spine. Foxing throughout, occasional minor stains. Embossed bookplate of Sten and Brita Westerberg on front flyleaf. Half title lacking. Rare illustrated Swedish translation of Catlin's "Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and condition of the North American indians" (1841) and "North American indian portfolio" (1844). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Falls of the Kamanis Taquoih River [Kakabeka Falls, near Thunder Bay, Ontario]

      Dickinson & Co, [London] 1848 - Lithograph printed in colours, with additional hand-colouring and touches of gum arabic. An important and majestic early image of Kakabeka Falls, located on the main Canadian transcontinental canoe route. Henry James Warre was an English army officer who was assigned to Canada, where he examined and reported on river communications between Montreal and the Red River settlements in the Oregon Territory, and points beyond. He left Montreal in May, 1845, and returned there in July of the following year. The best of the sketches he made during the expedition were published in Warre's Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory (London: 1848), which also included a map and narrative text, Sketch of the Journey . The present image is one of the best prints from this spectacular work. In the Sketch of the Journey he writes: ".from Lake Huron; coasted along the Northern shore of this lake, through Lake Superior to the river Kamanis-taquoih, at the North-Western extremity; ascended this river, through the lake of the Woods, Rainy Lake, etc." With regards to the Kamanis Taquoih, Warre is referring to what is know known as the Kaministiquia River in northwestern Ontario, which since the arrival of French explorers in the 1670s had been a key part of the main canoe route from Lake Superior into the heart of the continent. The scene captured here embraces the Kaministiquia River as it cascades 40m off of the Canadian Shield to form the sublime natural wonder of Kakabeka Falls. In Warre's time, the falls were located 30km west of Fort William, the regional headquarters of the Northwest Company, now the site of the city of Thunder Bay. Cf. Abbey Travel II, 656; cf. Graff 4543; cf. Howes W-114; cf. Sabin 101455; cf. Smith 10727; cf. Stokes, 1846-F-76 and 1846-F-78; cf. Tooley (1954) 500; cf. Wagner-Camp 157.

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        Vanity Fair. A Novel Without a Hero. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848 - Octavo (210 × 135 mm). Bound in near-contemporary polished half calf, marbled sides, titles gilt to spine on green morocco label, gilt compartments and raised gilt bands to spine, marbled edges and endpapers, red silk bookmark. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Front joint starting, hinges cracked but holding, tips a little worn, occasional minor foxing to contents. A very good copy. Frontispiece with tissue-guard, vignette title and 38 plates, illustrations throughout the text. First edition, first issue, with all the points traditionally associated with the first edition: the drop-head title in rustic lettering to page 1; the "Marquis of Steyne" woodcut on page 336 (later suppressed); and "Mr Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453.

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        Delle pie opere ed istituzioni Demidoff in Firenze. Storia e regolamento.

      - [Firenze], Tipografia della vedova Maria Marchini, 1848, in-8, cartonatura edit. con cornici decorative azzurre ai piatti, titolo in oro su quello anteriore, pp. 248. Con musica notata e una pianta compresi nella paginazione. Invio autografo dell'autore sulla prima carta di guardia: "Al diletto genitore nella carità cittadina esemplarissimo; Carlo Torrigiani, in attestato di grato animo e di stima affettuosa. Firenze 6 dicembre 1848". Lievi fioriture alla cartonatura, ma eccellente esemplare di libro molto raro, impreziosito dalla dedica dell'autore al padre. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Timbuktu. Reise durch Marokko, die Sahara und den Sudan. Ausgeführt im Auftrage der Afrikanischen Gesellschaft in Deutschland in den Jahren 1879 und 1880. 2 Bde. in 1 Band. Zweite unveränderte Auflage. Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus 1892. Gr. 8°. XVI, 430 S., 1 Bl.; X, 408 S. mit 2 Frontispitze, 19 (1 mehrf. gef., 4 dplblgr.) Tafeln, 9 (gef.) farb. Karten u. zahlr. Textabb., illustr. OLwd.

      . . Henze III, 216. - Oskar Lenz (geb. 1848 in Leipzig, gest. 1925 in Soos b. Baden) erforschte im Auftrag der Deutsch-Afrikanischen Gesellschaft den marokkanischen Hohen Atlas in geologischer u. landeskundlich-ethnographischer Hinsicht, anschließend erkundete er Timbuktu. Sein Werk "gibt den ersten wissenschaftlichen Aufschluß über die zentrale West-Sahara, wie seine Karte die erste schärfere Grundlinie durch jenen Wüstenteil ist" (Henze).- Mit einer gr. Panorama-Ansicht v. Fez in Marokko.- Ebd. etw. berieben u. fleckig, oberes Kapital gering eingerissen, sonst gutes Exemplar im original Verlagseinband.

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        Borneo and the Indian Archipelago. With Drawings of Costume and Scenery

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1848 - colored litho frontis, illustrated second title, 20 tinted lithographic plates, 37 woodcut illustrations ( a few full-page), viii, 232p. Recent quarterbinding (marbled boards backed in brown leather). 27cm. Contents sound and clean with minor foxing. Marryat served as a Midshipman on the H.M.S. Samarang Surveying Vessel which did spend quite a bit of time in and near Borneo but also went far beyond what is now Indonesia, with material Philippines, Hong Kong, China, and an island off the coast of Korea. This work is especially esteemed for the tinted plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1848-1853 14 Vols BULWER LYTTON leather bound + Frontis

      size=5 face=Arial>14 Novels 1848 - Nice leather bound set of Lytton's work with frontispieces!Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (May 25, 1803January 18, 1873) was an English novelist, playwright, and politician. He was one of the great novelists of his day, probably as famous as his friend and contemporary, Charles Dickens, and the range of his works give a fascinating insight into the Victorian world. Lord Lytton coined such phrases as The pen is mightier than the sword, the great unwashed and pursuit of the almighty dollar. Bulwer-Lyttons literary career began in 1820, with the publication of his first book of poems, and spanned much of the nineteenth century. He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult and science fiction. In 1828 he attracted general attention with Pelham, an intimate study of the dandyism of the age that kept gossips busy in identifying the characters with the leading men of the time. By 1833, he had reached the height of his popularity with Godolphin, followed by The Pilgrims of the Rhine (1834), The Last Days of Pompeii (1834), Rienzi (1835), and Harold: Last of the Saxon Kings (1848). The Last Days of Pompeii was inspired by the painting on the same subject by Russian painting Karl Briullov (Carlo Brullo) which Bulwer-Lytton saw in Milan. Pelham had been partly inspired by Benjamin Disraelis first novel Vivian Grey. Bulwer-Lytton was an admirer of Benjamins father Isaac DIsraeli, himself a noted literary figure, and had corresponded with him. Bulwer-Lytton and Disraeli began corresponding themselves in the late 1820s, and met for the first time in March of 1830, when Disraeli dined at Bulwer-Lyttons house. Also present that evening were Charles Pelham Villiers and Alexander Cockburn. Although young at the time, Villiers went on to an exceptionally long parliamentary career, while Cockburn became Lord Chief Justice of England in 1859. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. There is some wear to the extremities and the spine label on Zanoni is becoming loose. Internally the books are generally clean and bright apart from the some spotting in places particularly to the end papers and frontispieces. There is an ink signature on a front end paper in mostof thevolumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Geographical Dictionary; or Gazetteer of the Australian Colonies: their physical and political geography. Together with a brief notice of all the capitals, principal towns and villages

      Sydney: W. & F. Ford. 1848. [title continues] Also of bays, gulfs, mountains, population and general statistics. Illustrated with numerous maps and drawings. Ferguson 4949. First edition. 8vo; xvi, 438, [2] (blank), [16]pp advertisements; two frontispieces and 2 other plates (facing pages 69 & 404), folding map of Australia and 22 lithograph maps with outline colouring, errata printed on p[xvi] (owner's note here that he has corrected the errors in the text). The prelims include a list of books consulted, the poem 'Australia' by Samuel Prout Hill, and a list of subscribers' names. Original brown patterned cloth neatly recased with the original spine (with slight loss at head and tail) laid down; the corners rubbed. Paper title-labels on the upper board and spine, the former with a small piece missing at the lower corner, the latter with perhaps one-fifth chipped away. Owner's name (contemporary) on title-page, and rear paste-down (above the decorative plate of J. Goodwyn, law and fancy bookbinder, 163 King Street, Sydney). On some copies of this book the imprint on the title page has a small slip pasted over it giving the publisher as Effingham Wilson, Publisher, Royal Exchange, London - this one has had this removed, with slight remnant pieces (all print clearly legible). The two frontises have a vertical crease down the fore-margin and a damp mark also in this margin, both well away from the image, and a few light spots of foxing; the pages and maps very clean. Pages 111/12, 131/2, 223-30 & 405-08 (all text pages) have small clean tears neatly closed with clear archival tape. A good to very good clean copy. .

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        [Op. 73]. Lauda Sion für Chor und Orchester componirt für die Kirche St. Martin in Lüttich zur Feier des 11ten Juni 1846... Klavierauszug von Julius Rietz (nach der Originalpartitur) No. 1 der nachgelassenen Werke Op. 73... 9917. [Full score]

      Mainz Antwerpen und Brüssel bei B. Schott's Söhnen: [PN 9916]. [1848-49]. Folio. Modern red half morocco with marbled boards, gilt titling to spine, with original publisher's red printed upper wrapper trimmed and mounted to front endpaper. 1f. (title within decorative border printed on a yellow ground), [ii] (text in three columns: Latin, German, and, with numbering and indication of performing forces, in English), 77, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed; text typeset; music engraved. Signature of former owner, "Ferd. ?Mesch...[illegible]," in ink to lower right corner of upper wrapper and title; additional annotations to lower edge of upper wrapper; movement numbers added in pencil in roman numerals to Latin column of text page. Some soiling and offsetting; edges browned; text leaf and first page of music dampstained; annotations to wrapper trimmed and mostly illegible; price to upper wrapper erased; professional repairs to upper outer corner of title leaf An uncut copy. . First Edition. MWV A 24. Hoboken 10, 256. Krause 63. Mendelssohn Papers III, 427. The publisher's number to the title, 9917, contrasts with the actual plate number, 9916. The present edition does not include the sixth movement, a choral fugue (not published until 1996, by Carus-Verlag). Mendelssohn composed the music on commission. The Latin text, Lauda Sion Salvatorem, is the sequence for the feast of Corpus Christi, traditionally ascribed to Thomas Aquinas. While the German text is a translation, the English text, while fitting the music, is newly written and unrelated to the original; the specifically Roman Catholic liturgical text was apparently considered unacceptable.

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        Kumagai jin'ya no dan, Kumagai's Battle-camp

      Book Condition: Very Good Plus, Presumed First Edition, Signed by Illustrator, Illustrated By: KunimasaSize: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, This work is a beautiful yakusha-e (kabuki actors' print) triptych. The instant print groups five actors on a total of three sheets. Artist: Utagawa (Baido) Kunimasa IV (1848-1920). Title: Kumagai jin'ya no dan, Kumagai's battle-camp. Publ.: Not deciphered but name/address of artist and of publisher believed listed to left of toshidama seal in left-hand triptych. Date: Meiji (Believed to be 1880s. After 1889 he is not known to have signed Baido Kunimasa, as here). Almost certainly an early pull of the first edition. Size: (HxW) 14.6" x 9.8" (each of 3 pieces) of triptych. Oban tate-e. Signature: Baido Kunimasa hitsu, with toshidama seal. Condition: Near Fine impression and state. No creasing observed. Immensely clean, front and back, save for occasional very small color blotches, quite minor. Sharp, occasionally broken key block lines and with well-registered colors. Vibrant aniline dye colors, slight to moderate color transfer. As to color choices, a riot of color, with greens, reds, bright pink, light yellow, blues, purple, and black dominating. Untrimmed top and left margins. Very little soiling. Unbacked. Over all a Very Good Plus triptych. Comments: From the play Ichi-no tani futaba gunki, The Chronicle of the Battle of Ichi-no Tani, between the Heiki (Taira) and Genji (Minamoto). Specifically, the final scene of Act III, San no kiri. Depicted, from left to right: Sagami, Atsumori, Kumagai Naozane, Midaroku, and Yoshitsune. Actors portraying these characters may have been: Kataoka Gado III (Midaroku); Ichikawa Kuzo III (Kumagai); Bando Kakitsu I (Atsumori); Ichikawa Gonjuro (Yoshitsune). Actors striking vivid mie or poses. Compare the present triptych with a triptych print by Kunichika of 1879 in the Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints depicting a scene from the same play. "Originally born Takenouchi Hidehisa, the artist [Kunimasa IV] used multiple go (artist names) during his career including Baido Hosai, Baido Kunimasa, Kochoro, Kunimasa IV, Kunisada III and Toyokuni V. Early in his career he used the go Kunimasa IV and Baido Hosai. In 1889 he succeeded as head of the Utagawa line and took the go Kunisada III. Later in his career he claimed the title Toyokuni IV, but that go was already taken (a fact that he refused to recognize), so he is referred to as Toyokuni V. He studied under Toyokuni III at age 11 and then under Utagawa Kunisada I (1786-1865), Kunisada II and Tokokuni III. He specialized in Meiji actor prints and along with Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) is considered by some as the best of the yakusha-e artists."

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