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        Diktatschreiben auf vorgedrucktem Formular mit eigh. Unterschrift ("Ghega").

      Wien 2 12 1848 - 1 Seite, in-folio (Doppelbogen). - Es werden dem Oberverwesamt in Neuberg (an der Mürz) "die Lieferungsbedingnisse über die erforderlichen Eisenbestandtheile für den Oberbau übermittelt daß nach dem Stande der eingelangten Offerte der Preis der Zentner von breitfüssigen Schienen auf 8f30x loco der Werke Praevali & Wolfsberg sich stellt, und die Frachtvergütung bei dem Werke Wolfsberg bis Bruck 40x von dem Werke Praevali aber bis Marburg 24x beträgt. Von dem im Norden gelegenen Werken hat das Zöptauer Eisenwerk p[e]r Z[en]tner loco Werk 9f30x für die Fracht bis Hohenstadt 6x gefordert. Das Mittwowitzer Eisenwerk verlangt loco Werk 10 f, loco Ostrau 10f3x und jenes von Josefihütte loco Werk 9f40x und für die Fracht nach Prag 49x. Mit diesen 2 Werken denen circa 48000 Centner zugewiesen werden sollen ist man wegen einer erheblichen Preisermässigung noch in Verhandlung .". - Mit Adressblatt (kleine Ausrisse durch Siegelöffnung). Der Eisenbahntechniker Ghega war 1842 Gesamtplanungsleiter für das Südbahnprojekt geworden; 1848 begann er mit dem Bau der Semmeringstrecke. Beiliegend 2 Zeitungsausschnitte aus 1944.

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
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        Mémoires, écrits par lui-même et publiés par C. de Tavel. Avec le portrait de l'auteur et une préface de C. Monnard.

      Berne, Stämpfli, Zurich, Schulthess, Paris, Klincksieck. 1848 - 8°. XVI, 488 S.; 3 Bl., 476 S.; 3 Bl., 464 S.; 3 Bl., 492 S. Mit einem lithographierten Porträt als Frontispiz im ersten Band. Halbmaroquinbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Romantikervergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Wichtiges Memoirenwerk zur Geschichte Berns, der Waadt und der konservativen Position in der Zeit der Helvetik. Rovéréa (1763-1829) übernahm 1798 «als Gegner der Waadtländer Revolution das Kommando der Légion fidèle. Nachdem er nach Deutschland ins Exil gegangen war, hob er 1799 ein Schweizer Emigrantenregiment aus. 1801 kehrte er in die Heimat zurück und wurde einer der Führer der aristokratischen Partei der Waadt. Er fügte sich schliesslich in die Realität eines unabhängigen Kanton Waadt.»(HLS). - Exemplar mit dem Besitzerstempel der "von Erlach, Gerzensee" auf den Titeln. Jeder Band mit Exlibris auf dem Innendeckel. - Die Rücken der ursprünglich violetten Halblederbände stark verblasst und berieben. Vereinzelt schwach stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

      London: T. C. Newby,, 1848. By Acton Bell. In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (196 x 116 mm). Late 19th-century green straight-grain morocco by Lloyd, Wallis & Lloyd, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with titles direct, french fillet border gilt to sides, gilt-tooled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Half-title to vol. 1 only, as called for. Bound without terminal advert leaf. Bookplates of George Evelyn Cower to pastedowns. Some corners bumped, a few minor marks to sides, internally clean, minor paper repairs done at the time of binding to a few small tears to some outer leaves, light mark to first title, but an excellent copy, smartly bound, retaining untrimmed fore and lower edges. First edition, first issue, of Anne Brontë's last and only separately published novel, which "reverberated throughout Victorian England" (May Sinclair, Brontë biographer) with its realistic and disturbing portrayal of alcoholism and debauchery. Thomas Cautley Newby was a notoriously shifty publisher who had taken a deposit for the earlier publication of Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey but failed to publish until the reviews of Jane Eyre proved favourable, then printed fewer than the agreed number, leaving most errors uncorrected. His behaviour on this occasion was little better: he offered it to Harper Brothers of New York for publication in America, implying it was by Currer Bell; printed reviews of Jane Eyre on the half-title verso with the same intent; and published only about 250 or 300 copies, instead of the agreed 500, leaving the remainder to be sold, with a cancel title and preface, as the second edition. As a result, copies of the first issue are scarce. Michael Sadleir, whose collection of 19th-century literature remains unparalleled among private collections, considered it the scarcest of the Brontë sisters' works and never found an adequate copy for his collection.

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        Dombey and Son.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848 - Octavo. Handsomely bound by Bayntun of Bath in early 20th century blue half morocco, spine gilt in compartments with titles direct, blue cloth sides and endpapers, all edges gilt. Nicks to ends and corners, sound and clean, and excellent copy. Etched vignette, frontispiece and 38 plates by "Phiz" (H. K. Browne), and extra-illustrated with 12 other engraved plates by Phiz. First edition, handsomely bound by Bayntun and extra-illustrated with the 12 character plates by "Phiz" (eight engraved solely by him and dated 1848, four vignetted within an oval frame and engraved by both "Phiz" and Robert Young). "With the author's sanction, 'Phiz,' co-operating with Robert Young, etched four extra plates for this work. They were fine portraits of Little Paul, Edith, Florence and Alice, and much praise was bestowed on them. Also were made eight additional full length portraits of the other leading characters" (Eckel p. 76). The two sets went on sale at one shilling and two shillings respectively and "sold briskly" (Paul Schlicke ed., The Oxford Companion to Dickens, 2011, p. 61). This copy has the following first issue points: title-page vignette has Captain Cuttle's hook on his left arm; p. xv, no page entry for the frontispiece and vignette and no quotations marks around "the Party" line 2; p. 14, ten lines up, "aint" with no apostrophe; p.26, line 11 "fidgetty"; p.40 "shewed" and "shew"; p.284, fifth and sixth lines from the bottom, "Delight"; p.582, last line no full stop. Smith 8. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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, Verlag von Carl Muquardt, 1848. - Ca. 27 x 18 cm. 2 Blätter, 388 (recte 386) Seiten, mit 82 (statt 90) altkolorierten lithographierten Ordens-Tafeln und 8 altkolorierten Holzstich-Tafeln mit Kostümdarstellungen, Erste Ausgabe. Es fehlen die Ordens-Tafeln Frankreich, Großbritannien I, Kirchenstaat II, Österreich I, Preußen I, II und IV, Spanien II. Rücken angeplatzt, Exlibris verso Titel. Paginierungssprung nach S. 122 (2 Seiten in der Paginierung übersprungen - alle Vergleichsexemplare haben den gleichen Fehler und sind aber im Text vollständig). Neuerer Halbleinenband mit aufgezogenem Original-Leinenrücken. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        The Second World War. The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1848 - Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1948-54). Mixed Edition. CHURCHILL, Winston. The Second World War: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy. Six volumes. Octavo, modern full blue morocco gilt, raised bands with title to the spine compartments gilt-stamped with Churchill lion emblems, gilt titles, all page edges gilt. Illustrated and embellished with many maps, plans, charts and copy documents from the second world war. The US editions were the true first editions of Churchill’s WWII masterpiece, part history and part memoir, written after he lost re-election as Prime Minister. This is a mixed edition set. The six volumes were published separately between 1948 and 1953 in the US. With the Second World War, Churchill "pulled himself back from humiliating defeat in 1945, using all his skills as a writer and politician to make his fortune, secure his reputation, and win a second term in Downing Street" (Reynolds, xxiii). "Winston himself affirmed that 'this is not history: this is my case" (Holmes, 285). Churchill was re-elected to the post of Prime Minister in 1951. "The Second World War is a great work of literature, combining narrative, historical imagination and moral precept in a form that bears comparison with that of the original master chronicler, Thucydides. It was wholly appropriate that in 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature" (Keegan, 175). The American editions preceeded the English editions so are the true first editions of this work although the English editions are generally preferred for their profusion of diagrams, maps, and facsimile documents. This U.S. first edition is not only considerably scarcer today than its British counterpart, but is also the true first edition. The first U.S. volume, The Gathering Storm, was published in June 1948, while the British first edition was not published until October 1948. The sixth and final U.S. first edition volume, Triumph and Tragedy, was published during Churchill's second and final Premiership in November 1953. A Book-of-the-Month Club (BOMC) edition was published virtually simultaneously with the U.S. first edition and is quite similar in appearance (often causing confusion for disappointed collectors who think they are buying first editions). NB - this is a mixed edition set with Vols I and II in association with The Cooperation Publishing Company Inc, Vol III a later edition and Vols IV, V and VI true First Editions. Sir Thomas Peel Dunhill (1876-1957) was an Australian-born and trained doctor who specialised in the removal of the thyroid gland in treating exophthalmic goitre. He served in the Australian Imperial Force as Major in World War I and in 1918 was appointed consulting surgeon to the Rouen area in France. He was mentioned in despatches three times and was appointed CVO and CMG in 1919. In 1920 he joined the surgical unit at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London where he established himself as the best general surgeon. He was appointed surgeon to George V in 1928 and then successfully to Edward VII, George VI (becoming Sergeant Surgeon in 1949) and finally extra surgeon to Elizabeth II. He was appointed surgeon to the AIF in World War II and participated in emergency wartime medical services. He acted at Churchill's surgeon and carried out Churchill's hernia repair in 1947. Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – recently bound in full blue leather. Joints – very good condition. Corners – ver good condition. Boards – very good condition. Page edges – very good condition – all gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Front paste down – very good condition – new. Front free end paper – very good condition - new. Title – very good condition. Pages – very good condition – some foxing and marks, signed to volume IV. Binding – structurally solid and strong. Brand new binding. See photos [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pseudostoma Borealis (The Camas Rat) [Plate 142]

      J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia 1848 - Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 21" x 26.75" From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". Minor overall wear and some chipping to edges. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        Precis d'une Serie d'experiences Sur le Diamagnetisme

      New York 1848 - Presentation copy in Oersted's hand to N. Schmacher at head of the first page. Exceedingly rare presentation copy of Oersted's treatise on diamagnetism from the discoverer of electromagnetism (the influence of an electric current on a magnetic compass needle). This very famous milestone in the history of electricity and magnetism occurred in 1820, preceding Michael Faraday's ground-breaking experiment on electromagnetic induction in 1831 and his later concept of magnetic force-fields. Small 8vo, 8pp, in 3/4 cloth over marbled boards. Very good condition except for some generally very light foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Borneo and the Indian Archipelago with Drawings of Costume and Scenery

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. Large 8vo. 232 pp with lithographed frontispiece and title page. 19 (of 20) lithographic plates and 36 (of 37) woodcut illustrations in text. Early 20th-century half morocco. Bookplate and spine markings of the Peabody Museum, Salem MA (marked duplicate). Imperfect copy with two woodcut illustrations cut from pages 79/80 and from pages 99/100. Facsimilies of the complete page have been tipped in to the book. Also excised are the lithograph and woodcut on pages 199/200. FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel, 549; Hill, 1088.

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        Episodio Storico concernente i fatti militari di Garibaldi e di Medici nell'anno 1848

      Manoscritto cartaceo in 4to (mm 305x213) formato da 30 cc. non numerate. Bianco il verso delle cc. 1, 2, 26 e 27, così come le ultime tre cc. Venticinque linee per pagina, scritte in elegante e chiara grafia. Legatura in cartone marmorizzato coevo (minime mancanze alle cerniere che risultano leggermente abrase); due etichette al piatto anteriore ("Manoscritto Picozzi" e "Libreria Borghi M4"). Ex-libris inciso di Severo Cappellini al contropiatto anteriore; dedica autografa dell'autore all'Ill.mo Signore Francesco Ponti al recto del risguardo anteriore. Firma dell'autore in fine (c. 26r). Ottima copia. Manoscritto originale autografo di questa opera storica narrata, in qualità di testimone diretto, da Antonio Picozzi, scrittore e garibaldino milanese, che fu anche bibliotecario a Brera. L'opera si apre con una dedica al "Tenente Generale Giacomo Medici, Marchese di Vascello e Primo ajutante di campo di Sua Maestà il Re d'Italia", per il "...suo imperituro attaccamento..." e per la "...sua inalterabile devozione..." (c. 2r). Nonostante il non meglio specificato committente dell'opera intendesse lasciarla inedita (vedi più sotto), essa fu successivamente pubblicata a Milano dallo Stabilimento G. Civelli nel 1882 con il titolo Garibaldi e Medici: episodio storico della guerra italo-austriaca del 1848 narrato dal veterano Antonio Picozzi (seconda edizione: 1888). Un confronto tra l'edizione a stampa e il manoscritto rivela solo qualche minima variante testuale e lessicale. L'opera è suddivisa in quattro capitoli, ognuno dei quali accompagnato da un apparato di note esplicative. Nel manoscritto sono narrati dall'autore, a trent'anni di distanza, gli avvenimenti da lui vissuti in prima persona, che interessarono il territorio lombardo tra il Giugno del 1848 e gli inizi di Novembre di quello stesso anno. Giuseppe Garibaldi, rientrato in Italia alla fine di Giugno, si adoperò nel tentativo di organizzare la resistenza contro le forze austriache. Il suo impegno portò alla costituzione dell'Avanguardia Anzani, affidata alla guida di Giacomo Medici (Milano, 15 gennaio 1817 – Roma, 9 marzo 1882), che dopo essere stata trasferita a Bergamo, entrò in contatto con le forze austriache a Luino, costringendole alla ritirata. Ad Arcisate, Garibaldi decise di dividere le forze: una parte di esse rimase sotto il suo diretto comando, l'altra fu invece affidata alla guida del Medici. Si pensava in questo modo di poter meglio contrastare le forze inviate dagli austriaci per porre fine alla rivolta. Tale pensiero fu tuttavia smentito dagli eventi di fine agosto: le forze indipendentiste furono infatti sopraffatte e costrette alla ritirata. Nel corso del mese di Ottobre, a Lugano, Mazzini tentò di promuovere una nuova campagna militare in Lombardia, ormai tornata sotto il controllo imperiale. Le forze ribelli furono organizzate in tre diverse formazioni, affidate rispettivamente a Medici, ai generali D'Apice e Arcioni, e all'ingegnere Daverio. Nonostante l'impegno profuso e l'eroismo dimostrato, le tre formazioni furono costrette alla ritirata in Svizzera. Il manoscritto è accompagnato da due lettere autografe indirizzate dal Picozzi a Francesco Ponti, su carta intestata della Biblioteca Nazionale di Brera, entrambe datate 4 Ottobre 1879, composte di quattro facciate ciascuna, delle quali solamente la prima è stata vergata: - nella prima lettera (mm 206x132) l'autore invita Francesco Ponti ad accogliere benevolmente questo "...mio lavoro storico, destinato dall'Illustre committente a rimanere manoscritto", nonché un sonetto scritto di suo pugno "...che racchiude i più sentiti auguri e le più cordiali felicitazioni di prosperità avvenire..."; - la seconda lettera (mm 268x212) contiene il sonetto di cui si parla nella prima lettera, con dedica dell'autore a Francesco Ponti in occasione del suo onomastico. Nel sonetto, in dialetto milanese, Picozzi porge le proprie felicitazioni al Ponti e introduce il tema del manoscritto..

      [Bookseller: Libreria Govi Alberto]
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        THE HAUNTED MAN and THE GHOST'S BARGAIN

      1848. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. 2 pp preliminary undated ads. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition of the fifth and last of Dickens's illustrated Christmas books (none had been published in 1847, when he had been busy working on DOMBEY AND SON).This is the tale of Redlaw the chemist, who makes a pact with his "evil genius" to remove all of his memories, only to be saved in the end by his guiding angel. The book is illustrated by John Leech, John Tenniel and others.~In this copy, the first page numeral on p. 166 is damaged -- which, though priority is uncertain, is the only identifiable issue point of this book. This is a near-fine copy (spine slightly faded, just a touch of wear at the spine corners); atypically the original delicate endpapers are intact. The front free endpaper bears the inked inscription "Ellen F. Lee | from her father | December 25 1848" -- Christmas Day, six days after publication. Smith II pp 66-70; Podeschi (Yale) A119.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman ]
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        Breviarum Romanum ad usum Fratrum Minorum S. Francisci Cappuccinorum ed monialium eiusdem ordinis cum officiis sanctorum novissime per summos pontifices usque ad hanc diem concessis. Annuente Rev.mo Patre Venantio a Taurino, totius praefati ordinis ministro generali

      Ex Officina stereotypographica Hyacinthi Marietti - Torino, 1848. LATINO 0,69 Volume della metà dell'800 in stato discreto, magnifica coperta in pelle, su piatti motivi floreali e religiosi incisi a secco, dorso con elementi decorativi e caratteri incisi in oro, diversi segni del tempo, tagli bruniti, legatura malferma, volume diviso in tre blocchi distinti, alcune pagine staccate dalla legatura, pagine in buono stato, testo posto su due colonne, mancano le prime pagine numerate in lettere romane da I a XXXII, e le ultime, numerazione araba, degli "Officia Sanctorum in breviario novo ordinis cappuccinorum Taurini Editio non contenta et quae sunt propria Regni Neapolitani", ultima pagina presente 28. Risguardia e controguardia marmorizzate. Bella marca tipografica a carattere religioso su frontespizio, strappo. USATO

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        Vollständige Naturgeschichte der Säugetiere.

      - Zum Selbstunterricht für gebildete Freunde der Natur und zur Benutzung beim Schulunterricht. Schreiber, Eilenburg 1848. VIII S., 1 Bl. u. 936 S. mit 138 handkolor. lithogr. Tafeln. Sehr schöner Halblederband d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Kanten gering bestoßen. Die prächtigen Tafeln teils etwas gebräunt. Ohne Reihentitel. Exlibris des Freihern v. Liebenstein. – Sehr frisches Exemplar mit einem sehr dekorativen Einband. – Nissen 2590. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. By Acton Bell. In three volumes.

      London: T. C. Newby, 1848 - 3 volumes, octavo (196 x 116 mm). Late 19th-century green straight-grain morocco by Lloyd, Wallis & Lloyd, spines gilt-tooled in compartments with titles direct, french fillet border gilt to sides, gilt-tooled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Bound without terminal advert leaf. Bookplates of George Evelyn Cower to pastedowns. Some corners bumped, a few minor marks to sides, internally clean, minor paper repairs done at the time of binding to a few small tears to some outer leaves, light mark to first title, but an excellent copy, smartly bound, retaining untrimmed fore and lower edges. Half-title to vol. 1 only, as called for. First edition, first issue, of Anne Brontë's last and only separately published novel, which "reverberated throughout Victorian England" (May Sinclair, Brontë biographer) with its realistic and disturbing portrayal of alcoholism and debauchery. Thomas Cautley Newby was a notoriously shifty publisher who had taken a deposit for the earlier publication of Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey but failed to publish until the reviews of Jane Eyre proved favourable, then printed fewer than the agreed number, leaving most errors uncorrected. His behaviour on this occasion was little better: he offered it to Harper Brothers of New York for publication in America, implying it was by Currer Bell; printed reviews of Jane Eyre on the half-title verso with the same intent; and published only about 250 or 300 copies, instead of the agreed 500, leaving the remainder to be sold, with a cancel title and preface, as the second edition. As a result, copies of the first issue are scarce. Michael Sadleir, whose collection of 19th-century literature remains unparalleled among private collections, considered it the scarcest of the Brontë sisters' works and never found an adequate copy for his collection. Smith (Brontë) 4; no copy in Sadleir but listed in comparative scarcities p. 375. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Borneo and the Indian Archipelago with Drawings of Costume and Scenery

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. Large 8vo. 232 pp with lithographed frontispiece and title page. 19 (of 20) lithographic plates and 36 (of 37) woodcut illustrations in text. Early 20th-century half morocco. Bookplate and spine markings of the Peabody Museum, Salem MA (marked duplicate). Imperfect copy with two woodcut illustrations cut from pages 79/80 and from pages 99/100. Facsimilies of the complete page have been tipped in to the book. Also excised are the lithograph and woodcut on pages 199/200. FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel, 549; Hill, 1088.

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        WAVERLEY NOVELS (Vol. 1-6, 8-11, 13-37, 40-48)

      Cadell, 1848 - 43 Volumes, Deckel berieben, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt, Innentitel jeweils mit Namenseintrag , Preise inkl. Mwst. , Preis inkl. MwSt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15037

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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1848 - Two octavo (5-1/4" x 7-11/16") volumes in the original printed wrappers. First published in England in December 1847, this American edition was published in April 1848 simultaneously in wrappers (two volumes at 25 cents each) and in cloth (one volume at 75 cents), with copies in cloth much more common than those in wrappers. It was this American edition which led to the "unmasking" of the Brontes. The author is wrongly identified on the covers and the title page as being that of "JANE EYRE," which was also first published in 1847 but was of course by Emily's sister, Charlotte. Harper & Brothers, acting on the assumption of Thomas Newby, the Bronte's British publisher, that the sisters (writing under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell) were, in fact, one person, saw nothing untoward in attributing WUTHERING HEIGHTS to the "author of JANE EYRE." It was to clear up this misunderstanding that the Brontes made their dramatic 1848 visit to their British publishers to reveal their true identity. The various film adaptations of the novel include the classic 1939 version directed by William Wyler and starring Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff and Merle Oberon as Cathy. It was voted best film of the year by the New York Film Critics in preference to the Oscar-garlanded GONE WITH THE WIND. The English Edition of the previous year will set you back an easy 6 figures. Spine and rear cover of the first part in expert facsimile. The second part with expert repairs to the spine and rear cover. Some soiling and foxing to covers and contents. Generally Very Good and exceptionally scarce in the wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1848 Final ad. leaf sl. torn in outer margin. e.ps a little browned. Orig. pale brown cloth, blocked in blind, spine blocked & lettered in gilt; spine sl. rubbed & carefully repaired, corners a little worn. Leading f.e.p. signed A.S. Brigham in contemp. hand. A good-plus copy.Smith p105.

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        A Christmas Carol [With:] The Chimes. [And:] The Cricket on the Hearth. [And:] The Battle of Life. [And:] The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1843 - 1848. A Christmas Carol. London: Chapman and Hall, 1843. First issue: i.e., "Stave I"; text entirely uncorrected; blue half-title and red and blue title. Small octavo (6 1/2 x 4 inches; 165 x 105 mm). [viii], [1]2-166, [2, publisher's advertisements] pp. Four inserted hand-colored steel-engraved plates by and after Leech and four black and white text wood-engravings by W.J. Linton after Leech. Original green-coated endpapers. Original cinnamon vertically-ribbed cloth. Covers decoratively stamped in blind, front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. A solid, Very Good+ copy with the front hinge starting, but firm, minor wear the spine ends and corners and the green endpapers a bit rubbed, as usual. Overall a very nice copy and completely unrestored. [Together with:] The Chimes. A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845 [i.e., December 1844]. First edition, first state. A Near Fine copy with the rear hinge starting and very light wear at the extremities, but completely unrestored. The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home. London: Printed and Published for the Author, by Bradbury and Evans, 1846 [i.e., December 1845]. First edition, first state. A Near Fine copy with a touch of wear at the spine ends, but generally in excellent condition and unrestored. The Battle of Life. A Love Story. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First edition, second state. A Very Good copy with splits in the cloth at the top and bottom of the spine, wear at the corners and soiling to the cloth. Internal contents are quite attractive and again, no restoration. The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. A Fancy for Christmas-Time. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition. A Near Fine copy with just minor wear at the spine ends. Internal contents are in excellent condition and no restoration. Each book with the armorial bookplate of Albany Hawke Charlesworth on the front paste-down. All five titles housed together in quarter morocco open-end case. Case formed in the shape of the five spines. Gimbel. Hatton and Cleaver. Smith, Dickens.

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        Annals of the Artists of Spain.

      John Ollivier, London 1848 - 3 volúmenes, Enc. en pergamino, cubiertas decoradas con escudos en dorado, lomo con nervios, corte superior dorado. Tapas a dos tintas, letras capitales en rojo, texto enmarcado, muy ilustrado con dibujos en b/n entre texto y grabados a plena pagina, como "Los Borrachos de Goya", Alonso Cano, "Bartolomé Estevan, Murillo" o el "El Cruxifixo de las Monjas de San Placido." 22 x 14 cm., Paginación seguida: Vol I: 508 pags., Vol II: 948 pags., Vol III: 1481 pags. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires d'archéologie comparée asiatique, grecque et étrusque. Premier mémoire. Sur l'Hercule assyrien et phénicien considéré dans ses rapports avec l'Hercule grec, principalement à l'aide des monuments figurés.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale 1848 - in-4, [4]-404 pp., avec 9 planches gravées au trait "in fine" (dont deux en couleurs), demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné de filets et pointillés dorés, pièces de titre bouteille, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. Chronologiquement, ce "premier" mémoire succède au "second" qui était paru dès 1846. Consécutivement au renvoi de Raoul-Rochette de la Bibliothèque Nationale pour faute d'orléanisme, il n'y eut pas d'autre livraison dans cette collection. Tentative précoce de mythologie comparée plus que d'archéologie à proprement parler, cette monographie assimile des figures divines assez hétérogènes.

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        The records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 anno domini.New York, The Knickerbocker Press, 1897. 7 volumes. 8vo. Contemporary tanned sheepskin.

      Not in Sabin. First edition of Fernow's revised translation into English of the original Dutch manuscript minutes of the court in New Amsterdam. They are the earliest Dutch manuscript records from the area now known as New York City. At the beginning of the 19th century volume 1 was translated by Westbrook, the remaining volumes were translated by E.B. O'Callaghan in 1848. For the present edition Berthold Fernow (1837-1908), editor and writer of several other historical works and articles, made a completely new translation of volume 1 and revised the other volumes. The bindings are rubbed, but otherwise good. Some occasional spots throughout, but otherwise in very good condition, wholly untrimmed and partly unopened.

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        The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the use of young people [by William Charles Macready].

      Printed for private circulation by Bradbury and Evans. 1848 - Contemp. full dark green morocco, spine with blind-stamped compartments, blind & gilt borders, gilt dentelles; sl. rubbed, small mark on front board. a.e.g. An attractive well-preserved association copy. A brief note, dated 1877, on the initial blank indicates the provenance of this volume. It was first presented to Mrs Charles Dickens by the editor, William Macready, and then in turn given by her to the writer and critic Edward Dutton Cook, who probably wrote the note. Dutton Cook, 1829-83, was a friend of the Dickens, and was introduced to his wife Linda Scates while on a visit to the Dickens family home in 1873. Working initially in a railway office, Dutton Cook went on to become a respected theatre critic for the Pall Mall Gazette and The World newspaper. He was the author of several novels, and early in his career had worked as an engraver for Punch magazine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846. Containing a Narrative of Personal Adventures, during a Tour of Nine Months throught the Desert, amongst the Touaricks and other Tribes of Saharan People; including a Description of the Oases and Cities of Ghat, Ghadames, and Mourzuk.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1848 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green morocco-grain cloth, titles to spines gilt, decorative frame to boards in blind, vignette of Richardson on a camel gilt to front boards and in blind to rear, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers, fore edges untrimmed. From the collection of Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914), British Arabist and colonial officer, with his widow's bequest plate to Bath Public Library dated 1920 to the front pastedowns, and associated manuscript shelf-marks and blindstamps to the text as usual. Lightly rubbed, spines and top portion of vol. 2 front board sunned, tips slightly bumped and worn, cockling to vol. 1 rear board and commensurate damp-staining to rear pastedown, inner hinges expertly repaired, vol. 1 title page slightly marked, sigs. U1-4 clumsily opened along top edge, the text unaffected, 2 short closed tears to folding map, at stub and to bottom edge of one fold, both to minimal effect on image, otherwise the contents with only a few trivial spots or marks. A very good copy. Engraved frontispieces, one similar plate, 24 wood-engravings in text, engraved folding map. First edition. James Richardson (1806-1851), English explorer and abolitionist, joined a Sahara-bound expedition leaving Tripoli in 1845, hoping to "gather information on the legitimate and slave trades in the interior and in the (unfulfilled) expectation that he would be made vice-consul at Ghadames, a strategically important market town. From Ghadames he travelled to Ghat, a very important slave market, but there was forced by ill health and lack of equipment to turn back, travelling via Fezzan and reaching England in 1846" (ODNB). His account includes descriptions of the major cities in the Fezzan region, trade routes and oases, as well as the culture, religion, and traditions of the Tuaregs. Richardson also frequently refers to the trans-Saharan slave trade and the position of slaves in local Tuareg communities. The Royal Geographical Society reviewed Richardson's Travels favourably upon publication: "These volumes are useful contributions to our knowledge of the interior of the imperfectly known regions of Northern Africa; and they describe some hundreds of miles of desert routes over which no Europeans had previously passed, as well as several of the cities of the Desert, of which we had not before received accounts from European visitors" (JRGS, vol. 18, p. lix). "Richardson's contributions to both the anti-slavery campaign and to African exploration in the nineteenth century have been most unjustifiably neglected. Though his own time in Africa was limited, it was in considerable part due to him that the slave trade in the area was fought with such tenacity and some success" (ODNB). Copies of this book are also encountered in a "prize binding" with less elaborate panelling to sides, allowing space for a gilt school crest, in place of the attractive camel vignettes seen here. Embacher p. 247; Gay 1530; Hess & Coger 5679; Howgego II R13; Playfair 219. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mexican-American War]: Autograph Letter Signed

      City of Mexico 1848 - Both sides of a single quarto leaf. Measuring 8" x 10.25". Neatly torn from a bifolium, probably by the writer, old folds from mailing, and a very small, faint stain, else just about fine. A neat and easy to read letter from Col. Zeigler to an unnamed attorney representing the sister of Corporal William Eurich, who was killed during the Siege of Puebla in September 1847. Zeigler responds in detail to the attorney's request to know of Eurich's personal effects and property, and gives a summary of his pay as both a private and corporal, of his clothing and shoe money due, as well as the "Value of Land" - presumably a land bounty due to the soldiers, which was by far the largest sum due his survivors at $100. Aside from retaining some small personal effects which he intended to deliver to her personally upon his return, he ends with a message to Eurich's sister Cassandra: "Assure her that I or any of the 'Yorkers' here in Mexico can render her any comfort of assistance that we will cheerfully do so. We all sympathize with her deeply in the loss of her only brother." Zeigler joined the Monroe Guards, a Philadelphia Regiment as a Sargeant, along with eight other York residents including Eurich. He eventually headed the Second Pennsylvania Regiment. Eurich seems to have been the only one of the group who died in combat, although three others died of sickness. A nicely poignant memoir of a slain soldier from the Mexican War. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        DOMBEY And SON

      Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia 1848 - viii, [9] - 320 pp. Novel text in double column. Illustrated with a dual frontis, title page vignette & 6 inserted engravings, per Smith p. 251. 8vo. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG (age-toning to plates). Modern brown quarter calf binding with complementary marble paper boards. New eps 1st edition thus. Cf Smith, pp. 250 - 251. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("L Bucher").

      Lützowstraße 39, 12. IV. o. J. - 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. An ein namentlich nicht genanntes Fräulein über einen Besuch bei ihr: "[.] Indessen fürchte ich, Sie durch einen so frühen Besuch in die Seelenstimmung zu versetzen, die der Onkel Schulz mit mehr Kraft als Eleganz des Ausdrucks 'die reine Kratzbürste' zu nennen pflegte. Ich werde also morgen, Montag, zwischen 8 und 9 des Abends kommen [.]". - Lothar Bucher war Abgeordneter des linken Zentrums in der preußischen Nationalversammlung (1848) und der Zweiten Kammer (1849). "Wegen seiner Mitwirkung am Steuerverweigerungsbeschluß als einziger zu Gefängnis verurteilt, floh er 1850 nach London, wo er bis zu seiner Amnestierung 1861 als Korrespondent der 'Nationalzeitung' lebte. Von Bismarck 1864 ins Auswärtige Amt berufen, war er bis 1886 - seit 1865 Legationsrat, seit 1872 Geheimrat - einer seiner engsten Mitarbeiter. Bucher vermittelte Bismarcks Kontakt zu Lassalle (dessen Testamentsvollstrecker er war), übernahm mehrmals diplomatische Sonderaufgaben und zeichnete sich vor allem bei der Abfassung wichtiger Schriftstücke aus. Er folgte Bismarck in den Ruhestand und hatte großen Anteil an der Niederschrift von dessen 'Erinnerung und Gedanke'" (DBE). - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. MEGA III/4, 48, 74, 81, 191, 195, 196.

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        Dalmatia and Montenegro:

      London: John Murray,, 1848. with a journey to Mostar in Herzegovina, and remarks on the Slavonic nations; the history of Dalmatia and Ragusa; the Uscocs; &c. &c. 2 volumes, octavo (216 x 133 mm). Late 19th-century full polished calf by Bedford, richly gilt spines, red and green morocco twin labels, gilt French fillet border on sides, corner rosettes, all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. 7 tinted lithograph plates (2 folding) by Hullmandel & Walton after Gardner Wilkinson, 7 wood-engraved plates, wood-engravings in the text, folding engraved map, 2 folding letterpress genealogical tables. Contemporary engraved armorial roundel bookplate of Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, 10th baronet (1829-1900), of the Edwardes baronetcy of Shrewsbury (whose "choice and valuable library" was auctioned at Christie's, May 1901). Scattered foxing to plates. An excellent copy. First edition, a beautifully bound set of this handsomely illustrated work. Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875) is better known as "the father of British Egyptology". His trip through south-eastern Europe in 1844 has been described by his biographer, Jason Thompson, as "a good travelogue, equal to some of the best of that popular nineteenth-century genre. He took a wealth of supplementary information and skilfully wove it onto the narrative warp of his journey. He also attached numerous historical digressions without losing his narrative thread. Some of these are quite good, especially the one about the Paulician heresy … Commercial and political information abounds, including some observations of a specifically strategic nature. The finished product … was, therefore, an important contribution to understanding a part of Europe that was being viewed with increasing speculation and apprehension. That is clear from the fact that the book was promptly translated into German. Because of its rich social and historical detail, it has been an important source for succeeding generations of scholars" (Sir Gardner Wilkinson and His Circle, 1992, p. 178).

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        Handboek van den Nederlandschen adel.

      's-Gravenhage, [H.C. Susan], 1848. 2 volumes. 4o. Half leather, volume 2 front cover loose, one spine broken. Inside in very good condition. Text volume 6+200 pag., plates volume ca. 500 hand coloured engraved coats-of-arms of Dutch nobiliy. First and only edition of this heraldic handbook by L.A. van Weleveld, civil servant at the Hoogen Raad van Adel and publisher of Nederlandsch Algemeen Wapenboek. H160

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        Aus den Papieren eines Spatzen. 2 Bl., 84 S. Illustr. Orig.-Broschur in moderner Halbleinen-Kassette.

      Berlin, Arnim'scher Verlag, 1848. - Erste Ausgabe dieser reizenden Erzählung, sehr selten. Gisela v. Arnim war Achims und Bettinas jüngste Tochter, seit 1859 verheiratet mit Hermann Grimm. Diese "wirklichkeitsmärchenhafte" Erzählung ist ein bedeutendes Zeugnis jugendlichen Schreibens unter dem Einfluss der biedermeierlichen Gesellschaft und Kultur im Berlin des Vormärz. Aus dem Umkreis der Volks- und Kunstmärchen, der ihr sehr vertrauten Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm und der Literatur der Romantik übernahm sie verschiedene Motive und Figuren und variierte sie nach eigener Fantasie – hier z. B. nach E.T.A. Hoffmanns 'Lebensansichten des Katers Murr' (nach Doderer in LKJL). "Ich glaube, daß die Litteraturgeschichte einst ihre Bedeutung anerkennen wird" (Goedeke). – Die hübsche, überbordende Umschlaglithographie mit dem schreibenden Spatzen ausnahmsweise in vollständiger Darstellung, da das Exemplar unbeschnitten im Originalzustand vorliegt. – Umschlag mit Randläsuren. Gebrauchsspuren, sonst gutes Exemplar. – Goed. VI 88, 2; Seebaß I 81; LKJL I, S 65. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'ESPAGNE Pittoresque, Artistique et Monumentale. M?urs, Usages et Costumes.

      Librairie Ethnographique 1848 - Grand in-8 de 2 ff.n.ch. 392 pp. 1 f.n.ch., demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches dorées. Edition originale (Vicaire II, p. 1074 - Carteret III, 222 - Colas 769). Ouvrage orné d'un frontispice gravé, représentant la Reine Isabelle, de 24 vues gravées, de 25 planches coloriées, représentant divers costumes régionaux et de nombreuses illustrations dans le texte par Célestin Nanteuil. Bel exemplaire malgré des rousseurs éparses. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage autour du monde

      Furne et Cie 1848 - - Furne et Cie, Paris 1848, In-8 (17,5 x27cm), 550pp. et 542pp., 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - Nouvelle édition, illustré de 2 frontispices, 43 planches hors-texte gravées sur acier par Rouargue sous serpentes, 2 cartes dépliantes dont 1 très grande en couleurs. Reliures en demi chagrin brun d'époque. Dos à faux-nerfs orné de caissons dorés et à froid. Titre doré. Dos légèrement éclaircis. Traces de frottements sur les plats. Rousseurs éparses sur un papier demeuré blanc. Autrement bel exemplaire. Synthèse de tous les grands voyages et découvertes maritimes par les navigateurs et explorateurs. Voyage de Durmont d'Urville. L'ouvrage procède par pays : Japon, Chine, Amérique, Madagascar, Ceylan. Un classique de la littérature de voyages et une anthologie appréciée pour son illustration. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition, illustrated with 2 frontispieces, 43 boards hors-texte engraved on steel by Rouargue under serpentes, 2 folding cards including 1 very large in colors. Bindings in half chagrin brown vintage. Back with faux-nerves decorated with golden and cold caissons. Title gold. Lightly lightened back. Traces of friction on the boards. Foxing scattered on a paper that remained white. Otherwise fine. Synthesis of all the great voyages and maritime discoveries by the navigators and explorers. Travel from Durmont d'Urville. The book proceeds by country: Japan, China, America, Madagascar, Ceylon . A classic of the literature of voyages and an anthology appreciated for its illustration. 550pp. et 542pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rivoluzione e controrivoluzione o il 1848 in Germania

      FELTRINELLI EDITORE, 1848. ITALIANO 0,15 Libriccino brossurato in cartoncino flessibile. Pagine in buono stato con bruniture, così ai tagli. Prefazione di Benedetto Croce. Appendice di Carlo Kautsky. Ristampa anastatica dell' edizione Di Luigi Mongini del 1899, i Roma. Del presente volume non è specificato l' anno di edizione. USATO

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        Large collection of more than 400 glass positives.

      Probably Scandinavia, early 20th century. - More than 400 glass slides depicting various motifs of coal mining, chemical processes, astronomy and topographical motifs from Asia, Africa, China, Europe and America. Housed in original wooden boxes. Includes 2 original projectors and 1 camera. Remarkable, encompassing collection of turn-of-the-century Magic Lantern slides. Several of the slides show cavalry horses: the "Krigen, 1848-1864" set includes (no. 45) an equestrian portrait of General Bülow, victor of the 1849 Battle of Fredericia, painted by Aug. Jerndorff; (no. 29) Friedrich von Schleppegrell riding at the battle of Isted; (no. 26) General Krogh on horseback (all V. Richter, Kopenhagen); no. 20. captioned "Pferdeablieferung" (horse delivery). A box lebelled "København" includes: (no. 21) Brandmajoren rykker ud; (no. 20) a fire at the time of Frederik VI. Other slides show workhorses in Denmark and Sweden during haying-time or spreading manure, as well as works of the Danish painter Otto Bache: the Coronation of Christian IV in 1596; the conspirators escaping from Finderup on horseback after having murdered Eric V of Denmark. The collection also contains copies of paintings by various artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Rembrandt. Among the remaining slides, we find astronomic illustrations and pictures of observatories (Greenwich, Delhi, Potsdam, etc.); as well as numerous photographs and paintings of landscapes, people and architecture in Africa, Asia, Europe, China and America.

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        The History of the Deline and Full of the Roman Empire [ Complete in 8 Volumes ]

      London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. Complete in 8 volumes. Books measure 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 2 folding maps. Rugby School crest on each top board, inscribed in gilt on bottom board of volume 1, '' William Ellerker Hart Honoris Causa ''.Bound in full period calf, raised bands, ornate gilt tooling, leather title labels, gilt rule lines, full marble edges, marble endpapers. Calf lightly rubbed, some abrasion or scuff marking with slight wear loss on some edges, short split on 1 hinge joint. Generally bindings are showing signs of age wear, but in very nice condition. Internally, some light offsetting or spotting, short closed tear on 1 map. Pages in good clean ciondition throughout. A nice set, in attractive period bindings. . New Edition. Full Period Calf. 8vo.

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        Principles of political economy with some of their applications to social philosophy.

      London: John W. Parker 1848 - Two vols. in four, 8vo., xvi + 278 and 279-593 + (1) and xv + (1) + 239 + (1) and 241-549 + (1)pp., interleaved throughout with occasional pencilled emphasis marks and annotations in the text and on the interleaves, the set bound in mid-19th century brown half morocco over marbled boards, spines fully gilt with raised bands and labels by Bowron. A fine and handsome set with the armorial Stoneleigh Abbey> bookplate in each volume, its early owner therefore being either Chandos Leigh, 1st Baron Leigh> (1791-1850), the poet and literary patron, or his eldest son, William Henry Leigh.> First edition. The fine Stoneleigh Abbey copy of a classic text in economic thought. Until the publication in 1890 of Marshall's Principles> Mill's was 'the leading economic textbook of the English-speaking world. It drew its enormous appeal from its extensive coverage of contemporary economic issues, from its judicious blending of economic analysis and historical illustrations, from its masterful synthesis of Ricardian doctrine with many of the qualifications introduced by Ricardo's critics, from its radical tone contained within an orthodox framework, from its elegant style, and from the reputation of Mill as a logician, philosopher, political theorist and belle lettrist.> Here was no mere economist but a leading Benthamite, a 'saint of liberalism', and a figure that towered over the intellectuals of his time in almost every area of debate'. [Blaug, Great economists before Keynes,> p.164]. Jose Harris (Mill's biographer in ODNB>) observes that 'from the moment of publication, Mill's Principles> was hailed as a classic'. Eric Roll (History of economic thought,> p.353) notes fulsomely that Mill's Principles> was 'the undisputed bible of economic doctrine'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the Great Desert of Saharain the Years of 1845 and 1846. Containing a Narrative of Personal Adventures, during a Tour of Nine Months through the Desert, amongst the Touaricks and other Tribes of Saharan People; including a description of the Oases and Cities of Ghat, Ghadames, and Mourzuk.

      1848 - First edition. 2 vols. Folding map and frontispieces (these a littlestained) 8vo. Modern half calf, d xxxii, 440; xii, 482, [2]ads.pp. London, Richard Bentley, Richardson's principal objective on this and his other two expeditions was to discover the state of, and the remedy to, the African Slave-Trade, which he considered to be attributable in the main to European raiders. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        BARCLAY'S UNIVERSAL ENGLISH DICTIONARY,NEWLY REVISED BY HENRY W DEWHURST.

      Engraved frontispiece,title page vignette,4portraits 54 county maps & plans by Thomas Moule and 3 additional plates Quarto xxxiii.l-960pp. Full contemporary calf with marbled endpapers. An earlier edition by Woodward dated 1848 with 45 County Maps & Plans by Moule plus 22 world maps with outline colour plus other plates and portraits is available as a breaker at half this price - details on request

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        Du Cathétérisme Oesophagien Chez Les Aliénés (Précieux Exemplaire De René Sémelaigne)

      Rignoux 1848 - In-4° broché sous couverture d'attente moderne rempliée, 4 ff.n.ch. et pp. [9] à 60. Semelaigne II, p. 69 - Il s'agit de l'exemplaire personnel de Sémelaigne avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque sur la page de titre. Magnifique exemplaire en impression de thèse de la Faculté à grandes marges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER

      - HOFFMANN,HEINRICH. ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures for Little Children. Leipsic: Friedruch Volckmar, 1848. 4to, original decorative boards with vignette on rear cover, 24p., recased with new spine, old endapers, tear on title page repaired, some soiling throughout, paper on cover is worn off on corners and edges, overall a Very Good copy. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF THIS FAMOUS CHILDREN'S BOOK that is still in print today. Taken from the 6th German edition. Printed on rectos only, each leaf is hand-colored showing the fate of these now famous naughty children. Originally published in Germany in 1845 as Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder, with only 15 pages, the book was expanded and renamed Struwwelpeter in 1847. As an early example of planned obsolescence, Hoffmann reportedly instructed his publishers to issue the book in strong boards but with a frail paper spine in the hope that children would quickly read the book to pieces; their parents would be forced to buy another copy. This accounts for the unbelievable rarity of both the first German and first English editions. PML 131. Amongst the rarest of all children's books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Newton's Principia / [__FIRST__AMERICAN__EDITION__] / The / Mathematical Principles / Of / Natural Philosophy /./ Translated Into English By Andrew Motte / To Which Is Added / Newton's System Of The World

      Daniel Adee; NY; 581 pp.; ; Good; 1846/1848 - Cohen=1 Wallis=26______"The Principia is generally described as the greatest work in the history of science._____ Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler had certainly shown the wway; but where they described the phenomena they observed, Newton explained the underlying universal laws. _____ The "Principia" provided the great synthesis of the cosmos, proving finally its physical unity._____ Newton showed that the important and dramatic aspects of nature that were subject to the universal law of gravitation could be explained, in mathematical._____terms, within a single physical theory ._____It was this grand conception that produced a general revolution in human thought ._____Newton's principles and methods still remain essential for many scientific problems . he is generally regarded as one of the._____greatest mathematicians of all time and the founder of mathematical physics." --Carter & Muir; Printing and the Mind of Man #161. _____ The correct first American edition, copyrighted in 1846 but not actually issued until 1848. _____ This copy has all of the points of Cohen #1._____ 1. Title page dated 1848._____ 2. Publisher's address as "107 Fulton Street"._____ 3. Frontispiece bust portrait credited as "New York, Daniel Adee, 1848.". _____ Bound in antique, and probably contemporary, full leather with leather spine label. _____ That leather is well worn with skinned patches to the rear cover._____Both hinges are splitting. _____ There is a dampline to the front endpapers, frontispiece and title page. _____ Housed in a custom made, archival quality clamshell case.___All in all an unsophisticated example of a cornerstorne work of science and philosophy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Watermark West Rare Books]
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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS: A Novel By the Author of "Jane Eyre "

      New York: Coolidge & Wiley, Publishers, 12 Water Street, 1848. 1st US Edition thus, i.e., by this publisher (Smith, pp 76 - 79). Modern deep burgundy quarter calf binding with complementary marble paper boards. Black leather spine labels. New eps [with period bookseller ticket ("J. I. Williams, Bookseller, Worcester, Mass") reaffixed to ffep]. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+ (small discrete paper repair to title leaf left margin, next to gutter/edge offset to the terminal leaves/1923 pencil poi to rear blank).. 112 pp. Text double column. 8vo. Rare 1848 US edition of this classic, with OCLC showing only two holding institutions: Yale & AAS.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1848. A fancy for Christmas-Time. Octavo. Original red vertical-ribbed cloth, titles and decoration to spine and front cover in gilt, elaborate frame stamped in blind to covers, yellow coated endpapers, gilt edges. Frontispiece, engraved title page, and 15 illustrations in the text. Manchester bookseller's blindstamp to front free endpaper. Contemporary Christmas gift inscription (on title page) of John Pickersgill (Manchester) to his daughter Hannah. Spine gently rolled, light soiling to covers; a very good, bright copy. First edition. The Haunted Man is the fifth and final Christmas book by Dickens.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        JANE EYRE An Autobiography ; Edited by Currer Bell

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 82 Cliff Street, 1848. 1st US Edition (Smith, pp 41 - 45). Modern deep blue quarter calf binding with complementary marble paper boards. Deep maroon leather spine labels. New eps. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG+ (small spot under t.p. author name/light age-toning to paper).. 174 pp. No advert, p. 174. Text double column. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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