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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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: El Archivo]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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        Dombey and Son

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. Book measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. First edition, first issue, meeting Eckel points, lacking half title. Collation, engraved frontis, engraved title, printed title, xvi, 624pp, 40 plates, as index, 8 line errata. Bound in period or early quater calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt tooing, coloured edges, marble endpapers. At some time, [ not recently ], the binding has been restored. Showing some signs of wear, marble pattern on boards, rubbed. Generally a nice clean firm binding. Internally, plates are clean, [ possibly washed ]. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice copy, in a period or early binding.. First Edition. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit Namenszug in der Eingangszeile.

      O. O., 28. II. 1848. - 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An Reverend Cuthbert: "Mr. Cobden presents his compliments to Dr. Cuthbert + begs to thank him for his note of yesterday - Me + Mrs. Cobden having been engaged to go into the country were prevented from availing themselves of the opportunity of attending divine service at Dr. Cuthberts house [.]". - Kleinere Faltspuren; das Kuvert mit kleinen Ausrissen durch Siegelbruch (dieses größtenteils erhalten). MEGA III/3, 34, 35 ,43; III/4, 33, 109, 402; III/6, 96, 119,120.

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        Ether and chloroform: Their discovery and physiological effects

      Boston: David Clapp, 1848. Bigelow, Henry Jacob (1818-90). Ether and chloroform; their discovery and physiological effects. [2], 27, [1], 18pp. Boston: David Clapp, 1848. 241 x 151 mm. Original printed wrappers, extremities a bit worn; boxed. Very fine. First Separate Edition of two papers by Bigelow originally published in journals: "Etherization-A compendium of its history, surgical use, dangers, and discovery" (Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, April 19 & 26, 1848) and "Anaesthetic agents, their mode of exhibition and physiological effects" (Transactions of the American Medical Association 1 [1848]). Bigelow was present at W. T. G. Morton's famous first public demonstration of ether anesthesia on 16 October 1846 at Massachusetts General Hospital; his initial account of the operation, published in November 1846, and his subsequent advocacy of ether as a surgical anesthetic did much to assure the adoption of anesthesia throughout the world. Bigelow took Morton's side in the "ether controversy" between Morton and Charles Jackson over who deserved credit for discovering sulfuric ether's anesthetic properties; the present work supports Morton's priority claim. Garrison-Morton.com 5730. Wolfe, Tarnished Idol, p. 186.

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        Testacea Britannica; or, British shells. Part I[-II].With: (2) Supplement to Testacea Britannica.London, J. White (printed by J.S. Hollis, Romsey; supplement by S. Woolmer, Exeter), [1803-] 1808[-ca. 1810]. 3 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (27.5 x 21.5 cm). With 3 engraved title-pages, more than 200 figures in 30 engraved plates by Eliza Dorville. With 20 excellent original ink and watercolour drawings of shells (ca. 1801) bound in, along with 4 slips containing 5 engraved figures showing shells. All engraved shell figures coloured by a contemporary hand. 20th-century brown half morocco, with the original wrappers of heavy plain paper bound in.

      - Nissen, ZBI 2875; for Eliza Dorville: J. Crockford, Reports of cases in the law of real property & conveyancing, London, 1848, pp. 440-444. Rare complete set (two parts plus the supplement) of an extensive and thoroughly illustrated account of British shells, here with 20 excellent original watercolour drawings of shells by an unknown artist, with the species noted in neatly written captions, bound in near the relevant descriptions (4 additional slips contain engravings of shells). The thirty plates that form an integral part of the present book were drawn and engraved by Eliza Donville (ca. 1770-1844), mistress of the author. With bookplate. In very good condition, with minor foxing in the book itself and in the inserted watercolour drawings, one of which has a tear repaired, slightly affecting the tip of the shell. Due to the weight of the volume the bookblock is separated from the front hinge, but the binding is otherwise very good. An important and well-illustrated work on British shells, here with 20 excellent original watercolour drawings bound in.

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        The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain. A fancy for Christmas-Time.

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848 - 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. 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. Frontispiece, engraved title page, and 15 illustrations in the text. First edition. The Haunted Man is the fifth and final Christmas book by Dickens. Hatton & Cleaver, Part II, 9, pp. 68–70. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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 H. D. Trotter, R.N. Published with the sanction of the Colonial Office and the Admiralty.

      London: Richard Bentley 1848 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, the preferred deluxe binding, spines and boards elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt and blind, all edges gilt. Housed in the blue cloth slipcase. A fine set. First edition, a superb copy in the preferred deluxe binding of blue cloth with spines richly decorated in gilt with vignettes incorporating palm trees and floral sprays, and gilt bouquets to the front boards, from the library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Usually encountered in the standard binding of purple cloth with gilt-lettered spines and blind frames to boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beiträge zur praktischen Chirurgie. Nebst Bericht über die chirurgisch-augenärztliche Klinik der Königlichen Universität zu Halle für die Zeit von 1831-1847.

      Berlin, Verlag A.Förstner, 1848, Gr.8, XXXIX, (1), 314, (1), Holzschnitte und vier lith. Tafeln, im Halbleinenband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe der 'Beiträge zur practischen Chirurgie'. Ernst Blasius beschäftigt sich in diesem seltenen und kostbaren Band vorwiegend mit Fragen der plastischen Chirurgie, insbesondere 'Bildung der Oberlippe', 'Operation der mit Wolfsrachen verbundener Hasenscharte (nebst Bemerkungen über diese Missbildung)' und 'Operatio colobomatis palpebrae'.Das Werk ist nicht nur dem 'Andenken Dieffenbachs" gewidmet sondern setzt sich insbesondere mit Dieffenbach auseinander, und so schreibt Blasius in seinem Vorwort folgende Bemerkung: "Ich habe dieses Buch dem Andenken Dieffenbachs gewidmet und wünsche damit nochmals meine hohe Achtung gegen den Mann auszudrücken, welcher mit seiner Genialität den Theil der Chirurgie ausgeübt und cultiviert hat, dessen theoretische und praktische Betreibung meine Thätigkeit zu allen Zeiten am lebhaftesten angeregt hat. Ein Abschnitt dieses Buch enthält eine entschiedene Opposition gegen Dieffenbach gerade in demjenigen Theile der operativen Praxis, in welchen derselbe am meisten geglänzt hat, in der chirurgischen Praxis ich schrieb dies, als noch Niemand von Dieffenbachs Tode eine eine Ahnung haben konnte, ich schrieb die Opposition dem Lebenden gegenüber über die Verfahrungsweisen eines Verstorbenen würde mein Urtheil zwar nicht anders ausgefallen, aber vielleicht hier und da anders ausgedrückt worden sein....". First Edition. Blasius was one of the most active German practioners of plastic surgery in the 19th century, developing, and or improving operations for reconstructing the nose, ear, lip, cheek, mouth and eyelid, as well as methods for removing scars and repairing defects of the genitals. He recommended against using remnants of the old nose or the hairy scalp in rhinoplasty, and attempted to create mucous membrane linings for his new noses by transplanting pieces of the upper lip. Three of the four plates in his "Beiträge" illustrate plastic operations - rhinoplasty, cheiloplasty and the removal of contracted scar tissue from the neck. Scare - Zeis 484 (6 Einträge).

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        Les Confessions d'un Écolier

      Paris & Rio de Janeiro: Belin Leprieur et Morizot, 1848. 'The Confessions of a Schoolboy' Twelve Hand-Colored Lithograph Plates by Victor Adam ADAM, Victor, illustrator. SAILLET, M. Alexandre de. Les Confessions d'un Écolier. [The Confessions of a Schoolboy]. Paris & Rio de Janeiro: Belin Leprieur et Morizot, 1848. First edition. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 223 x 143 mm.). [iv], 338 pp. Twelve hand-colored lithograph plates (including frontispiece). Text leaves browned but all of the twelve plates clean and fresh apart from some minor marginal foxing in places. Late nineteenth century quarter red morocco over red boards, smooth spine decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt, decorative end-papers. Engraved bookplate of José M. Catarineu on verso of front free end-paper. Apart from the aforementioned browning and marginal foxing a very good copy. An important and rare juvenile title by Alexandre de Saillet, who ranks among the most important children's authors of 19th century France. In this book, Saillet pretends to be editing the anonymous confessions of a real schoolboy. According to OCLC there are only two copies in institutions and libraries worldwide, both at the University of Toronto, Canada.

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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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        Narrative of Events in Borneo and Celebes, down to the Occupation of Labuan.

      London: John Murray,, 1848. From the Journals of James Brooke. Together with a Narrative of the Operations of H.M.S. Iris. 2 volumes, octavo. Original vertical-ribbed red cloth, spines lettered in gilt and decoratively ruled in blind, blind frames to covers enclosing gilt blocks of a junk to front and of the sultan of Borneo's seal to rear, cream surface-paper endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume (stipple-engraved portrait to vol. 1, tinted lithograph to vol. 2), 11 engraved plates, 5 further tinted lithographic plates, 5 folding charts of which 1 coloured. Near-contemporary book label (Douglas, Cavers) to the front pastedowns, recent bookplate of Lancashire bibliophile and dispensing chemist Robert J. Hayhurst to that of vol. 1, discreet contemporary bookseller's blind stamp to front free endpapers. Spines rolled and sunned, and a little rubbed and nicked at extremities, scattered light marks and scores to covers, tips bumped and slightly worn, superficial, partial splitting to vol. 1 joints, mild spotting to margins of frontispiece and lithographic plates, and to titles and maps, these flaws minor: an excellent, unusually bright set. Second edition, a lovely copy of this key source for the biography of Sir James Brooke (1803–1868), army officer and first rajah of Sarawak: "a Victorian imperial hero, yet controversial and loathed by some, he founded a state and established a regime which lasted a century, and also influenced the fiction of Kipling, Conrad, and lesser writers" (ODNB). Mundy (1805-1884), was ordered to Borneo on board the Iris in 1846 and, in co-operation with Brooke, conducted a brilliant series of operations against the Borneo pirate tribes, before taking formal possession of Labuan on 24 December 1846. Extracts from Brookes's journals had previously been published in Keppel's Expedition to Borneo of HMS Dido (1846); Mundy's edition "provided [Brookes's] critics with many bellicose passages which Keppel had omitted, and which [Richard] Cobden read with growing glee" (Runciman, The White Rajah, p. 103). The spirited lithographs, from Mundy's own drawings, include his visit to the Sultan of Brunei, the capture of Brunei, and other actions including the signing of the Treaty of the Cession of Labuan. There are also track charts of Brooke's yacht Royalist in the Gulf of Boni, and of HMS Iris off the coast of "Borneo Proper", which includes an inset of the capture of Brunei.

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        Narrative of Events in Borneo and Celebes, down to the Occupation of Labuan. From the Journals of James Brooke. Together with a Narrative of the Operations of H.M.S. Iris.

      London: John Murray, 1848 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original vertical-ribbed red cloth, spines lettered in gilt and decoratively ruled in blind, blind frames to covers enclosing gilt blocks of a junk to front and of the sultan of Borneo's seal to rear, cream surface-paper endpapers. Near-contemporary book label (Douglas, Cavers) to the front pastedowns, recent bookplate of Lancashire bibliophile and dispensing chemist Robert J. Hayhurst to that of vol. 1, discreet contemporary bookseller's blind stamp to front free endpapers. Spines rolled and sunned, and a little rubbed and nicked at extremities, scattered light marks and scores to covers, tips bumped and slightly worn, superficial, partial splitting to vol. 1 joints, mild spotting to margins of frontispiece and lithographic plates, and to titles and maps, these flaws minor: an excellent, unusually bright set. Frontispiece to each volume (stipple-engraved portrait to vol. 1, tinted lithograph to vol. 2), 11 engraved plates, 5 further tinted lithographic plates, 5 folding charts of which 1 coloured. Second edition, a lovely copy of this key source for the biography of Sir James Brooke (1803–1868), army officer and first rajah of Sarawak: "a Victorian imperial hero, yet controversial and loathed by some, he founded a state and established a regime which lasted a century, and also influenced the fiction of Kipling, Conrad, and lesser writers" (ODNB). Mundy (1805-1884), was ordered to Borneo on board the Iris in 1846 and, in co-operation with Brooke, conducted a brilliant series of operations against the Borneo pirate tribes, before taking formal possession of Labuan on 24 December 1846. Extracts from Brookes's journals had previously been published in Keppel's Expedition to Borneo of HMS Dido (1846); Mundy's edition "provided [Brookes's] critics with many bellicose passages which Keppel had omitted, and which [Richard] Cobden read with growing glee" (Runciman, The White Rajah, p. 103). The spirited lithographs, from Mundy's own drawings, include his visit to the Sultan of Brunei, the capture of Brunei, and other actions including the signing of the Treaty of the Cession of Labuan. There are also track charts of Brooke's yacht Royalist in the Gulf of Boni, and of HMS Iris off the coast of "Borneo Proper", which includes an inset of the capture of Brunei. Not in Abbey.

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        BOJI YOJYO KAGAMI: A MODEL OF WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE & RULES OFSEXUAL LIFE: An Anat

      - [Japan c. 1848]. A single large sheet, woodblock printed in vegetal colors by hand on hand-made paper, 38 x 51.5 cm., minor but mended pin holes, old folds weak, minor scuffing, but excellent condition for such a RARE grand size print. This superb and most rare example, shows a Japanese woman smoking a Kiseru pipe, as she holds a black & gold lacquered box with tissues over the handle. The whole print is done like a pictorial map of bodily functions, with a large crew of tiny women workers performing the work of making the body perform digestion and all related functions. . From the top, as the woman inhales the smoke from her Kiseru pipe, there are two women who operate the mechanical bellows [often used in metal & Japanese sword production] by pushing & pulling to "pump" & fan lung activity. One just rests while the woman is at ease. Another pair of female workers have hand held fans as an auxiliary to lung pumping. . The heart is surrounded by flames, indicating this is the source of emotions: greed is displayed by a woman who is the book-keeper, who counts the money, another is in charge of actual money or gold Ryo coins. . These two areas are in her breast area, and the breasts are shown, the right side shows a mother scolding a child for taunting cats. . The process of digestion begins just under this area with a team of women who haul buckets of food. . Another pair of women tend the Kama or rice cooker made of metal held over a fire with another woman who blows through a bamboo tube to force the fire to surge, thereby cooking the rice. . This is also the origin of the "fires" of the emotions of the heart. Others haul rice, tea & other workers prepare things to eat on a small road leading towards a stone grain [grist] grinder, attended by two other workers who turn the grist mill while the other rakes the grain. . Other organs are represented by a woman who fans the hot food to cool it before it proceeds along the digestion path. The results of the grist mill is poured into what appears as circular intestines dividing the results into liquid and solid. . The solid is raked into fields, the liquid goes down to be discharged. Adjacent to the uterus are the fallopian tubes, which shows an elder women in fine Kimono dress holding fans; This is the source of sexuality, one illustration shows a very old woman with a cane being tended by a younger woman. . All internal organs are identified from the top: lungs, heart, liver, pancreas, stomach and the small & large intestines. . There is a profusion of descriptive text surrounding and within the illustration, oval paragraph markers. Each paragraph explains the function of each organ. In the heart, GREED is the subject of the illustrated, as a woman worker brings Gold down a ladder from above the throat. . This is a superb example created for the common Japanese woman to understand the complex biological process with a visual aid, and in simple Japanese context. *** THE PAIR AS A COMPLETE SET: The male counter part to this print was also issued at about the same time by the same artist. The matching pair were produced to give the Japanese common people a simple way to understand the complex system of human anatomy, digestion and the workings of internal organs. Although the female version was surely sexual in nature, there are no examples of this print being signed by the artist nor is there any Shogun's censor's seal present. The work was the production of an underground effort. *** SUPPRESSED PRINT, LACKS SHOGUN APPROVAL SEAL: One can only assume this was unsigned because the artist knew that such exposure of women's private and internal sexual parts were prohibited by the Bakufu, thus this work would never have been approved by the censors. The work is therefore lacking the artist's name, censor approval seal. . This and its companion male example were very likely published in a very small printing. This male counter part print [executed by the same artist] with title: INSHOK

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        Pickelhaube mit Paradebusch aus Rosshaar (Hessen-Darmstadt) für Generale. Gouache, Tusche und Deckweiß.

      1848 - Signiert "pinx. P.C. Seekatz" und datiert. Auf bräunlichem Zeichenpapier. Sehr plastisch gezeichnete Detailstudie einer Pickelhaube mit dem hessischen Löwen als Helm-Emblem, das ebenso wie die Schuppenkette und der Pickel mit den Beschlägen durch geschickt gesetzte Lichtpunkte goldglänzt. Mit weiß-rotem Rand eingefaßt. Es handelt sich bei dem dargestellten Helm um das "Modell 1849" des Regiments Hessen-Darmstadt. - Im Randbereich wenige blasse Stockfleckchen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 13,5 x 9 cm. Papier: 18,7 x 23 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        South Australia. [drop-title] ... Statements prepared and published under the Sanction of the Committee, appointed for the Diffusion of Information on the State and Prospects of South Australia

      [London], Alfred Boot, Printer, 3, Dockhead, Bermondsey [for George Fife Angas], [1848]. Duodecimo (approximately 186 x 116 mm), 16 pages (last blank). A saddle-stitched drop-title pamphlet; small portions of the blank leading margin slightly stained; small dob of wax to the top right-hand corner of the last page (presumably the item had been mounted in an album or scrapbook at some stage); a very good copy. This copy is inscribed and signed at the head of the first page 'London, 1 Jany 1848. G.F. Angas London'. At the foot of the page Angas has written 'G.F. Angas prepared this tract & printed & circulated many thousands of them in England at his own cost. - before he went to So. Aust'a himself'. We can find no record of this item - and even if another copy has survived, and eventually surfaces, it cannot begin to compare with this exquisitely-annotated example. It is surely the type specimen ... The role of George Fife Angas (1789-1879) in the foundation and settlement of South Australia is too well-known to require elaboration here. The South Australian Company, which he formed in October 1835 with other wealthy British businessmen, 'was not the only part of Angas's work for the foundation of South Australia. He lobbied the Colonial Office, subsidized authors and published magazines and pamphlets.... He gave evidence to the select committee on South Australian affairs in 1841. Despite his passionate faith in self help, he became convinced that the colony would founder unless aided by the British government. His interviews with the Colonial Office, his lecture tours and his wide distribution of literature on South Australia helped to ensure a majority for the parliamentary grant that saved the colony's credit.... In 1848 Angas decided to go to South Australia, where his German tenants were at last paying their rents and the South Australian Co. was again paying a dividend. He resigned as its chairman and director, and with renewed vigour planned a score of colonial ventures ranging from the export of tallow to drain pipes made by machine. Again he lectured and wrote and lobbied, this time for the Australian colonies' government bill. When it was passed in August 1850 ... and all his English property was sold he sailed with his wife and youngest son in the "Ascendant" and arrived in Adelaide in January 1851' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). From internal evidence, this rare pamphlet would appear to have been produced early in the second half of 1848. Reference is made to the 3rd Annual Report of the South Australian Mining Company (dated 14 April 1848); obviously sufficient time had elapsed for this to have reached England by ship. At the Annual General Meeting of the South Australian Company on 28 June 1848, Angas tendered 'his resignation of the office of Chairman, and also his seat at the Board of Directors' (Hodder, page 299). As there is only passing reference to the South Australian Company in the pamphlet (merely as the contact address for the secretary of the committee, David McLaren), and Angas heads the (alphabetical) list of six committee-men, his resignation from the SAC would appear to have taken place. This 'Committee, appointed for the Diffusion of Information on the State and Prospects of South Australia', about which we can found no other trace, may be yet another example of Angas indulging his 'lifelong passion for forming societies and joining charitable committees' (ADB). As far as the text of the pamphlet goes, 'The Committee are aware of the anxious desire for information relative to South Australia,... and shall studiously avoid giving currency to any statements of questionable authority'. These noble sentiments are prefaced by suitable quotes from Dr Thomas Arnold of Rugby, and Dr Robert Vaughan. The closely-printed text goes into great detail about land (regulations for its sale, land sold, land under cultivation); flocks and herds; population; wages and prices of provisions; free passages; imports and exports; soil and climate; and mineral discoveries. One full page is given over to the Reverends Thomas Quinton Stow and August Kavel extolling the virtues of the climate on the flocks under their pastoral care. The final section, almost a page long, is headed 'The Self-Supporting Colony', and if George Fife Angas had not identified himself as the author of this tract, these five paragraphs would have done so with as much certainty. He goes out with a flourish: 'Thus, notwithstanding the ridicule in which many indulged, and the misgivings which others experienced, the noble conception of the founders of the colony has been realised, and SOUTH AUSTRALIA STANDS ALONE IN HER PROUD PRE-EMINENCE, A SELF-SUPPORTING COLONY'. Thanks to the marvel that is Trove, we have discovered in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' (Monday 28 April 1845, page 5), in a section headed 'English Extracts', a lengthy article on 'Australian Colonies' taken from the 'Colonial Gazette', December 14 [1844]. It quotes the same two 'very eminent writers', Dr Arnold and Dr Vaughan, as it zooms in from 'the growing importance of our Australian colonies' to an enthusiastic promotion of South Australia. 'The revival of the sales of land in the colony, and the consequent renewal of free emigration, are very encouraging features in this case.... This is a beginning. May it go on!' - surely, more pure Angas ...

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        Amt Vechelde v. d. Südseite.'.

      - Lithographie v. F. Trackert (Eigenthum v. C. Trackert), um 1848, 35,5 x 44,5 Thieme-Becker Bd.XXXIII, S. 337. Friedrich Trackert (1806-1858 in Braunschweig) war Lithograph und stach 14 Ansichten der Städte und Dörfer der braunschweigischen Ämter. - Souvenirblatt mit 33 Ansichten. - Mittig Vechelde umgeben von Neubrück, Harvesse, Duttenstedt, Meerdorf, Woltorf, Essinghausen, Zweidorf, Sophienthal, Wendezelle, Wendeburg, Wettlenstedt, Bortfeldt, Fürstenau, Wahle, Denstorf, Köchingen, Bodenstedt, Liedingen, Wierthe, Lamme, Timmerlah, Sonnenberg, Vallstedt, Alvesse, Broitzen, Groß Geildingen, Völkenrode, Siersse, Watenbüttel, Bettmar, Klein Gleidingen und Vechellade.

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        THE HISTORY OF BRITISH INDIA. Fourth edition with notes and continuation, by Horace Hayman WILSON.

      James Madden, 1848. In-8 p., 9 voll., bella legat. in p. vitellino coevo con cornice dorata (piatti di 5 voll. con macchie o aloni, restauro al piatto post. del vol. II), dorso a cordoni con ricca decoraz. oro ai riquadri e tit. su due tasselli, tagli marmorizzati, pp. compless. ca. 5400, con 2 grandi carte geografiche f.t. più volte ripieg.: "Map of the Eastern Part of Persia, with Afghanistan, Bactriana, Trans-Oxiana, &c. - Map of Hindoostan. Drawn by A. Arrowsmith (corrected to 1840)". Gli ultimi 3 voll., scritti da Wilson, sono una continuazione dell'opera, "from 1805 to 1835". Storia dell'India britannica a partire dai primi rapporti commerciali nel 1507. "E' questa la maggior fatica letteraria del filosofo ed economista inglese James Mill (1773-1836), in cui la condotta dei conquistatori ed amministratori inglesi era severamente criticata: l'opera ottenne un grande successo e contribuì fortemente alla riforma del sistema di governo in India, tanto più che il Mill ebbe un posto nell'Ufficio Centrale della Compagnia delle Indie, fino ad esserne messo a capo (1830)". Cosi' Diz. Treccani,VII, p. 760. Cfr. Brunet,III,1715: "la première édition de cet important ouvrage est celle de Londres, 1817, en 3 voll.". Solo in 4 volumi le prime e ultime carte con lievi aloni margin. altrim. esempl. molto ben conservato. .

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        INSHOKU YOJYO KAGAMI & BOJI YOJYO KAGAMI: A MODEL OF MEN'S &WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE

      - [Japan c.1848, n.p.]. A matching pair, large broadsides,very good, vegetal colored woodblock prints, hand-printed on hand made large Washi Kawaraban paper, size ca: 36.5 x 50 cm., with title cartouche & adjacent texts. A RARE SET COMPLETE *** *** *** . . . GODRON E. MESTLER'S PERSONAL COLLECTION COPY . . . A SPECTACULAR . . . GRAND & DELUXE BROADSIDES . . . A RARE MATCHING PAIR . . . OF COLOR WOODBLOCK ANATOMICAL PRINTS . . *** This is very RARE matching pair of examples illustrating the function of all male and female organs. . MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY IN JAPAN IN THE MID-19TH CENTURY: In 1848, the general understanding of "medicine" in the daily lives of the common Japanese was exceptionally limited. They belived in superstitions, some believed in primitive Chinese-related traditional and ancient medical practices, most of which were anecdotal. . Japanese of this period had little factual knowledge and lacked reliable, "medical" knowledge of how their bodies actually functioned. The name of and workings of various organs were not well understood. . * With the appearance of this set of DeLuxe size color print showing the bodily functions and organ names had a great impact and value on a society of rather ignorant people. Hitherto these people only had rudimentary concepts on the workings of their own bodies. These prints gave graphic insights to the workings and functions in laymen terms. . * A unique look at how ingenious Japanese physicians conceived of and applied known native concepts of "medical technology" and expanded on that to give ordinary Japanese a better insight to actual bodily functions. These physicians utilized every-day products to explaine and relate the complex functions of the human organism. A graphic look at the workings of human anatomy expanded the horizons of most Japanese. This set of prints accomplished the goals of physicians achieving superb results. . * THE WORKING OF THE ORGANS: Collecting teams of miniature male or female workers, the bodily functions were reduced to common, familiar & daily activities of rural Japanese in terms of farming, metallurgy, grain production. Also the common practice of making of essential oils. Each graphically shown in easy terms of contemporary technological images and supported with easy text and vocabulary, to facilitate understanding. . The average Japanese of this period understood and had observed these methods of production, it was natural to assume the human body worked along similar lines. Using examples from daily life helped to insure good understanding of the body. . *** DESCRIPTION OF THE PAIR OF PRINTS: This superb and most rare example consists of the complete set of two color woodcut prints: . MALE PRINT INSHOKU YOJYO KAGAMI [Literal: REFLECTIONS ON MALE ORGAN FUNCTIONS] . This shows an ordinary Edo period [1604-1868] Japanese man drinking a cup of hot Sake [rice wine], with a tray of celebratory food before him on a tray. Perhaps it was New Years. The tray has a red snapper with ginger. He is seated and as he drinks, the internal organs are identified from the top: lungs, heart, liver, pancreas, stomach, the large & small intestines. . There is a profusion of descriptive text surrounding the illustration, with red lines to indicate the function of each organ, which is described in much detail. The prints are a visual map to the body and its complex organs and functions. . MALE ORGANS: . The heart shows GREED: little men bringing gold to the boss, while he pours over his account book. The lungs are shown as a team of men with giant fans making the exchange of air possible, resulting in breathing. . Other workers in the stomach illustrate a team of labors with bamboo poles or yokes on their shoulder with wooden buckets suspended at each end, carrying food being moved about. Other little men shovel and hoe food around. . A worker climbs up a ladder to the heart to dump food. The process of cleansing [creation & movement of urine] is shown as a group of men

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