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        "Hof". Gesamtansicht über die Saale.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy

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

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

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

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        Téhéran

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

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        Chants et chansons populaires de la France

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations

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

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Ensayo histórico sobre los diversos géneros de arquitectura empleados en España desde la dominación romana hasta nuestros días. Publicado de Real Orden

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

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        Du Système social et des lois qui le régissent.

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

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        VANITY FAIR

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUÀRIA]
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        The HAUNTED MAN And The GHOST'S BARGAIN. A Fancy for Christmas-Time

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

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        SKETCHES IN NORTH AMERICA AND THE OREGON TERRITORY

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

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

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

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        The â??Swedish Nightingaleâ? Jenny Lind writes a lengthy letter in the midst of her English â??provincial tourâ?

      "Autograph Letter Signed â??Jennyâ? in German, 6 pages, 8â? x 9.75â?, front and verso. On lightweight paper. Not translated. Brighton [England], October 31, 1848. Minor flaws. Very Good condition. In her English â??provincial tour,â? after a concert in Birmingham, England, on October 27, 1848, Jenny Lind next appeared in Brighton on Monday, October 30, 1848 (concert), wrote this six page letter on Tuesday, and performed on Wednesday, November 1st (opera â??La Sonnambulaâ?) and Friday, November 3rd (opera â??La Figlia del Reggimentoâ?). She then left for a November 8th concert in Southampton. A year earlier, E.B. Wilson & Co. of Leeds, England, named their first of class of ten steam locomotives for the London Brighton and South Coast Railway, the Jenny Lind locomotive in her honor. Its design proved to be so successful that Wilson adopted it for use on other railways, and the Jenny Lind became the first mass-produced locomotive type."

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        Scenes in a Soldier's Life

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

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

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

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

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

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        Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        HAND-BOOK OF CHEMISTRY

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

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

      John W. Parker, London 1848 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xvi, 593, [3], 4 (ad)s; xvi, [1], 549, [1], [2] (ads); partially unopened; original green cloth, paper labels on spine; rebacked and recased, old spines laid down, hinges strengethened; all else very good. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's copy, with his ownership signature dated 1915 on the title page of volume 1. "At the age of three [Mill] could read Greek; by the time he was eight he was reading Plato and Herodotus and an incredible quantity of historical writing; at twelve he had embarked on Aristotle's works of logic, Adam Smith, and Ricardo" (Printing and the Mind of Man, p. 209). "From the moment of publication, Mill's Principles was hailed as a classic, far more congenial to the public than earlier economic textbooks, and far more readable than the Logic" (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Skizzen aus Wien im October 1848.,

      Wien, A. Paterno Witwe & Sohn, (1848). - Quer-Fol. 6 lithogr. Bl. Von großer Seltenheit! - Die Tafeln zeigen Ansichten der zerstörten Stadt, Lagerszenen sowie Seressaner (3 Bl.). - Slg. Mitmannsgruber S. 259, 2 (nur 4 Bl.). Nicht in der Slg. Friedlaender. Vgl. Thieme/Becker XIV, 300. - Spiegel gestempelt und mit Exlibris einer Adelsbibliothek. Die Tafeln verso dezent gestempelt, stellenweise etw. braunfleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 700 Marmor. Hlwd. um 1880 (etw. berieben) mit eingeb. lithogr. Original-Umschlag (vordere Broschur mit alter Signatur in Bleistift und verso gestempelt, hintere Broschur mit mont. Klebezettel). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848. Octavo, all plates and maps linen-backed. Modern full leather, gilt decoration. Sir Thomas Mitchell's account of his fourth and last expedition. In late 1845, with Edmund Kennedy as his second-in-command, Mitchell set out from Sydney in search of an overland route to the Port Essington settlement. Although he did not find the hoped-for route, over the next year he explored a vast area of unknown country in tropical Queensland, returning to Sydney in December 1846. As with his earlier expeditions, Mitchell showed contempt for official orders, preferring instead to follow his instincts. In this instance he seemed more interested in discovering the fabled Kindur River, one of his more enduring but erroneous beliefs. To justify his decision, he here represented his discovery of the Victoria River (which was in fact the Barcoo) as the legendary great north-flowing source. Although Mitchell did not succeed in finding a northward route and - if anything - further confused the riddle of the inland rivers upon his return, the expedition charted a vast area of previously unknown country without significant mishap or the loss of a single man. From the Collection of Robert Edwards.

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        The ?Swedish Nightingale? Jenny Lind writes a lengthy letter in the midst of her English ?provincial tour?

      "Autograph Letter Signed ?Jenny? in German, 6 pages, 8? x 9.75?, front and verso. On lightweight paper. Not translated. Brighton [England], October 31, 1848. Minor flaws. Very Good condition. In her English ?provincial tour,? after a concert in Birmingham, England, on October 27, 1848, Jenny Lind next appeared in Brighton on Monday, October 30, 1848 (concert), wrote this six page letter on Tuesday, and performed on Wednesday, November 1st (opera ?La Sonnambula?) and Friday, November 3rd (opera ?La Figlia del Reggimento?). She then left for a November 8th concert in Southampton. A year earlier, E.B. Wilson & Co. of Leeds, England, named their first of class of ten steam locomotives for the London Brighton and South Coast Railway, the Jenny Lind locomotive in her honor. Its design proved to be so successful that Wilson adopted it for use on other railways, and the Jenny Lind became the first mass-produced locomotive type."

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        [Map of the United States, published to accompany Polk's announcement of discovery of gold in California, and showing territories free and slave according to Missouri Compromise]

      Washington DC:: Wendell and Van Benthuysen,. 1848.. Very good condition. A scarce and little known important map published to accompany President James Polk's message to Congress officially announcing the discovery of gold in California (Second Session of the 13th Congress). Also showing free and slave states, with table at the right side of the map tallying the square miles and acreage of free versus slave states. Another table at left side of map listing the territories at the time, including Territory of upper California, and showing the total acreage of these territories both above and below the Parallel of 36°30' north Latitude. This is the line of the Missouri Compromise, used to divide the prospective slave and free states west of the Mississippi River, with the exception of Missouri, which is mostly north of this parallel. E. Gilman, Draftsman, P.S. Duval's Steam Lith. Press, Philadelphia in the lower left and right margins of the map. California colored in pink, with San Francisco shown as St. Francisco; Sutter's Fort shown with Nueva Helvetia to the south of it. Great Salt Lake shown, but no city at this time. With a key at the top of the map titled "Explanations" showing the meaning of the various outlined areas, which are lands acquired according to various treaties with Spain, France and Mexico. Image size: 33 1/2 x 14". Paper size: 37 1/2 x 17". Few short tears right margin, o/w very good. Transmississippi West 561.

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        Baltimore N. West View

      Goupil, Vibert & Co., New York/Paris 1848 - Hand-colored lithograph. Drawn from nature by Aug. Kollner. Lith by Deroy. Printed by Catttier. Sheet size: 14 x 17 3/4". Inventory#: p1133pmat.

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        Le Moyen Age et la Renaissance. Histoire et description des moeurs, du commerce et de l'industrie, des sciences, des arts, des littéraires et des beaux-arts en Europe.

      Paris, 1848 - Cinque volumi di cm. 28, pp. 3.000 ca. complessive. Con molte incisioni e 500 tavole fuori testo di cui molte, splendide, in cromolitografia. Tutte le tavole a colori possiedono la velina protettiva originale. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro ai comparti. Tagli di testa dorati. Solo qualche piccola spellatura, peraltro bell'esemplare, ad ampi margini ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Celebre opera dedicata alla descrizione degli usi, costumi, del commercio e dell'industria, delle scienze, delle arti, della letteratura e delle belle arti in Europa nel periodo rinascimentale. Una delle più affascinanti realizzazioni della tipografia francese dell'800, in un'epoca in cui l'uso della cromolitografia aveva già raggiunto livelli di grande qualità. Cfr. Graesse (IV, 64): "Ouvrage excellent"; Brunet: "Ouvrage fort curieux qui eut beaucoup de succes."; Colas 1701. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Last Will and Testament and Codicil of Rachel Abrahams] "Probate of the will and codicil of Rachel Abrahams widow extracted by Iggulden Puckle & Puckle

      England 1848 - [Two very large vellum sheets] "Rachel Abrahams last of Stroud Street, Dover, in the County of Kent, widow of the deceased - [etc.] was granted to Moses Moses the Nephew and Martha Moses spinster the niece of the said deceased the executors -- named in the said Will they having been already sworn by commission well and faithfully to administer the same and to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the said Goods, Chattels, and Credits, [] [etc.] on or before the last day of July next [etc.][Three signatures:] Chas Dyaeby; John Igguldru; [] []thing, Deputy Registrars. [etc.]"

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        Obstetric Tables : Comprising Graphic Illustrations, with Descriptions and Practical Remarks : Exhibiting on Dissected Plates Many Important Subjects in Midwifery

      Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, Philadelphia 1848 - Lithographs, with overlays; colored; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1848 Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. , Philadelphia. "First American edition from the fourth and greatly improved London edition". There were at least two ealier American printings in 1847 by Wagner & McGuigan and by Thomas, Cowperthwait. Bound in a later 19th century full calf with red morocco title label brightly lettered in gilt to spine. Soundly bound with contents complete, including the subscriber's lists at front and the single page ad at rear. Including the tissue garded frontis there are 21 full page lithograhped plates, most with mechanical overlays and hand colored with tissue guards. At leat one plate has a tissue guard integral between the colored overlay leaves. Table I. B. - one of the non overlay lithographs with 4 figures of the pelvis - had apparently come loose from the book and has some light furring at the edges; it isreinserted on a heavier paper stub in what appears to be a repair from some decades ago. The front edge was also backed with a heavier paper strip to reinforce a short closed tear in the front margin. All the overlays are present and in very good handling order with only light evidence of use and prior viewing at the folds. The only tissue guard missing is for the reinserted plate I. B. Tissue guard for the frontis lithograph is well foxed with some offset foxing to the title page. . Surface of lithographs are generally bright and clean, though the blank reverse side of many plates are foxed with some offset foxing and toning to the facing page of text. Bookplates of two prior owners mounted to front pastedown - Mrs. Elliot Colburn Low and Leonard J. Schiff. Binding sound but some early tenderness in the front hinge to the top few inches of the external joint. Leather with mild surface furring at front edges and a shallow surface abrasion rear board adjacent to the tail. Altogether a rather well preserved example of this extraordinary color plate book on obstetrics and midwifery. VG . Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Description générale et particulière du duché de Bourgogne, précédée de l'abrégé historique de cette province

      Victor Lagier & Décailly 1848 - - Victor Lagier & Décailly, Dijon 1848, 13,5x22cm, 4 volumes reliés. - Deuxième édition en partie originale car augmentée de divers mémoires et pièces. Reliures en demi basane noire, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés et à froid, légères traces de frottements sur les dos, plats de cartonnage noir, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés, tranches jaunes, reliures de l'époque. Ouvrage bien complet de ses 3 cartes ainsi que de ses 2 plans dépliants hors-texte. Deux petites taches d'encre affectant très marginalement et légèrement certaines pages du quatrième volume, quelques petites rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde nach dem neuesten Zustande und über das Weltgebäude., Herausgegeben von Adolf Stieler, bearbeitet von Demselben, so wie von C.G.Reichard, H.Hübbe, F.v.Stülpnagel, H.Berghaus u. I.C.Bär.

      Gotha, Justus Perthes, um 1848. - 1 Bl.,1 gestoch.Titelblatt (mit Karten-Vignette, Gotha und Umgebung 1846),82 Bl. Mit 82 kolorierten gestochenen Karten. Jürgen Espenhorst (Andree, Stieler, Meyer & Co., Bibliographie der Handatlanten) S.72, H 2.2 (1847) oder H 2.3 (1848). --- Die Karten: 1) Titelbl.: Gotha und Umgebung 1846 (ab 1849 ist das Datum entfernt), gez.v.Bär/gest.v.Edler. 2) No.2 u.3: Die sichtbare Seite der Mond-Oberfläche., Nach Beer u.Mädler`s Karte, Gestochen von Joh.Carl Ausfeld 1841. 3) No.4: Das Planeten-System, entworfen von Ad.St.1823, Neu gestochen 1845, Gestochen von Joh.Carl Ausfeld. 4) No.5a: Der nördliche gestirnte Himmel, Entw.u.gez.v.A.Stieler, Neu gestochen 1840 von J.C.Ausfeld. 5) No.5b: Der südliche gestirnte Himmel, Entw.u.gez.v.I.C.Bär 1841, Gestochen von Joh.Carl Ausfeld. 6) No.6: Westliche Halbkugel, Entw.u.gez.von J.von Stülpnagel, 1832, Rev.1844, Gestochen von Joh.Carl Ausfeld in Schnepfenthal bei Gotha. 7) No.7: Oestliche Halbkugel, Entw.u.gez.von F.v.Stülpnagel 1832, Revidirt 1845, Gestochen von Johann Carl Ausfeld. 8) No.8: Planiglob der Antipoden, nach eigener Idee entw.u.gez.v.A.Stieler 1816, Verbessert 1845, Gest.v.L.Michaelis in Gotha. 9) No.9: Planiglob in Mercators Projection, von Ad.St., Neue verbesserte Auflage 1837, Gestochen von Joh.Carl Ausfeld. 10) No.10: Die bekannteren Höhen über der Meeresfläche., Ein Versuch von Ad.St.1822, Nachträge bis 1845. 11) No.11: Europa.nach Ad.Stieler`s Entwurf gez.vom Hptm.v.Stülpnagel 1839. 12) No.12: Europa mit politischer Begränzung., Neue Bearbeitung 1839, Revidirt 1845, Gez.v.Hptm.v.Stülpnagel. 13) No.13: Spanien und Portugal, entw.u.gez.vom Hauptmann v.Stülpnagel 1834, Revidirt 1845, Gestochen von C.Poppey. 14) - 17) No.13a-e: Spanien und Portugal in IV Blättern, Mit Benützung von Berghaus` Karte von 1829, Entw.u.gez.von F.v.Stülpnagel 1839. 18) No.14: Frankreich und Umbebungen von Paris, entw.u.gez .von F.v.Stülpnagel 1829, neu gestochen 1838, Revidirt 1845, C.Stier sc. 19) No.14b: Der Nordöstliche Theil von Frankreich, entw.u.gez.v.Ad.St. 1836, Ausgegeben 1837, gest.v.Wilhelm Alt in Ohrdruff. 20) No.14c: Der Nord-Westliche Theil von Frankreich nach Ad.St.`s Angabe gez.von F.v.Stülpnagel 1824, Berichtigt 1844. 21) No.14d: Der Südliche Theil von Frankreich nebst einem Theile von Spanien, nach Ad.St.`s Angabe gez.von F.v.Stülpnagel 1825, revid.1844 mit Angabe der Eisenbahnen. 22) No.15a: Die Brittischen Inseln und die Nord-See, gez.v.F.v.Stülpnagel 1839, Revidirt 1845, Ah.sc. 23) No.15b: England, zuerst entw.u.gez.v.Ad.St.1817, neu gestochen.1830, Revid.1845. 24) No.15c: Schotland mit der Nördlichen Spitze von England. von F.v.Stülpnagel 1837, Revidirt 1845, Ad.Gottschalck sc. 25) No.15d. Ireland, Entworfen und gezeichnet von F.von Stülpnagel 1841, C.Metzeroth sc. 26) No.16a: Schweden und Norwegen, Dänemark, Island u.Faer-Öer, Entw.u.gez.von A.von Stülpnagel 1845, Edler sc. 27) No.16b: Daenemark und Schleswig, Holstein und Lauenburg., entw.u.gez.v.Ad.Stieler 1835, Rev.1846 von F.H.I.Geerz, C.Mh.sc. 28) No.17: Schweden und Norwegen entworfen und gezeichnet von F.v.Stülpnagel 1846, C.Metzeroth sc. 29) No.18: Fluss- und Berg-Karte von Deutschland und den anlieg.Ländern, entw.u.gez.v.Ad.Stieler (1820), Neu gestochen und vermehrt 1846. 30) No.19: Deutschland, Niederlande, Belgien und Schweiz; Entw.u.gez.v.F.v.Stülpnagel 1846, Gestochen von C.Poppey. 31) No.20: Deutschland und anliegende Länder, zur Übersicht der Hauptstrassen und Entfernungen; Neu gezeichnet 1844, Nachgetragen bis 1846, Gest.v.Mädel II. 32) No.21: Nordwestliches Deutschland. Kgr.der Niederlande.Kgr.Belgien, Entworfen und gezeichnet 1831, besichtigt und neu gestochen 1841, Revidirt 1845, Alt sc. 33) No.22a: Nord-Östliches Deutschland., Neue Bearbeitung 1834, Neu gestochen 1843, Gestochen von Joh.Carl Ausfeld. 34) No.22b: Die Preussischen Provinzen Preussen und Posen., Neue Bearbeitung des Entwurfs v.1819 v.Ad.St.1833, Revid.1845, Gestochen von Joh.Carl Ausfeld. 35) No.23: Mittel-Östliches Deutschland., entw.v.Ad.St.

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        Horseshoe Fall (from the Canada side) [Niagara Falls] 20

      New York: Goupil, Vibert & Co, 1848. 1st Edition. No binding. Good. KÖLLNER, After Augustus Theodore Frederick Adam Horseshoe Fall (from the Canada side)1848.Paper Size: 17.25' x 12.25" Image Size: 11" x 7.5" (image only, not including border or type). Colour lithograph, with additional hand-colouring, printed by Cattier. Some foxing in outer border and border scuffing in a couple of places, otherwise overall good condition. NIAGARA FALLS [printed at top]; Drawn from nature by Aug. Kollner [printed below image, left]; New-York & Paris, published by Goupil, Vibert & Co. | 20 | HORSESHOE FALL | (from the Canada side.) | Entered according to act of congress, in the year 1848, by Aug. Kollner, in the clerk's office of the district court for the southern district of New-York. [printed below image, center]; Lith. by Deroy. Printed by Cattier. [printed below image, right] This lovely lithograph of Horseshoe Fall, with Terrapin Tower in the distance at left. Goupil, Vibert & Co. published a set of 54 of Kollner's views of American cities, including eight prints of Niagara. A finely observed view of one of the great natural wonders of the world. An excellent image from Köllner's highly important series Views of American Cities (New York and Paris, 1848-1851). This series of 54 plates was commissioned from Köllner by Goupil, Vibert and Company and was issued both coloured and uncoloured.Born in Württemburg in 1812, Köllner's first recorded work was when he was hired at the age of sixteen by the Stuttgart printer Carl Ebner to work on portfolios of etchings of horses and other animals. He came to America in 1839 and settled in Washington briefly, before moving to Philadelphia in 1840 where he lived and worked for the next 60 years. The present print is from what was probably his most important commission and certainly brought him to the attention of the art-buying public. Köllner's body of topographic work "makes a distinct contribution to the documentation of the nineteenth-century American scene" (Deak p.334).Cf. Deak 560; J. Harper Early Painters and Engravers in Canada p.183; Spendlove The Face of Early Canada p.72. Peters, p. 254-55.

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        Die malerischen Ufer der Saale.

      Dresden, Adler und Dietze, 1848.. Mit 60 Ansichten nach der Natur gezeichnet. Mit 60 lithographischen Tafeln, 120 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit, 30 x 21,5 cm,. Innen teils etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt gut erhalten.

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        Selbstbildnis

      1848. Bleistift auf Papier, unten rechts signiert und datiert: "FWerner 1848", 22,9 x 16,6 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Seiner selbst bewusst blickt der einundzwanzigjährige Berliner Maler dem Betrachter entgegen. Seinen Mund umspielt ein leises Lächeln, was seinem Gesicht mit den leicht nach oben gezogenen Brauen und den gesengten Lidern einen spöttischen Ausdruck verleiht. Der junge Mann mit dem legeren Hut stützt sich mit seiner linken Hand auf die Lehne eines angedeuteten Stuhles. Um den Umriss der Figur zu akzentuieren, hat Werner ausgewählte Details, wie die stützende Hand, hervorgehoben. Eine feine Spannung kennzeichnet die Figur, die aus der gegenläufigen Wölbung des nach links gebogenen Körpers einerseits und dem aufgestützten Arm andererseits herrührt. Der junge Maler erweist sich bereits hier als Meister einer mit subtilen Mitteln erzeugten Stimmung. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit verdient die Position der rechten Hand, die der Dargestellte in das Revers des kurzen Mantels gesteckt hat. Diese Geste ist seit der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts wiederholt in Porträts hochrangiger Persönlichkeiten zu finden und dient dazu, Souveränität und Leistung des Abgebildeten zu betonen. Als ein prominentes Beispiel ist sicherlich Jacques-Louis Davids Gemälde Napoleon Bonapartes in seinem Arbeitszimmer von 1812 zu nennen, das den Staatsmann als Schöpfer des Code Napoleon in Szene setzt. Dass sich Werner die Ikonographie dieser geläufigen, herrschaftlichen Formel zu eigen machte und sie mit Witz für die eigene Person in Anspruch nahm, ist nicht allein aus der verborgenen rechten Hand zu schließen, sondern ebenso aus der dynamischen Schrittstellung und dem Gestus des Abstützens. Der Künstler zeigt sich als souveränes Künstlersubjekt, dem die Welt offensteht. Das vorliegende Blatt entstand noch während Werners Studium an der Berliner Akademie, die er von 1846 bis 1849 besuchte. Dort machte er die für seine weitere Karriere bedeutsame Bekanntschaft Adolph Menzels, der ihn in sein Atelier aufnahm und ihm nahelegte, sich als Kupferstecher zu betätigen. Mitte der 1850er Jahre kehrte Werner, angeregt durch seinen Parisaufenthalt, zur Malerei zurück. Von 1867 bis 1869 arbeitete er im Atelier Meissoniers, dessen Sujets und kleine Formate sein Schaffen nachhaltig prägten. Er begleitete ihn 1868 zum Malen ins südfranzösische Antibes und blieb ihm, auch nach seiner durch den Deutsch-Französischen Krieg erzwungenen Rückkehr nach Berlin, freundschaftlich verbunden. Wie Paul Seidel in seinem 1908 verfassten Nachruf auf den 80jährig verstorbenen Maler hervorhebt, beschäftigte sich Werner darüber hinaus intensiv mit der niederländischen Interieurmalerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, vor allem mit Arbeiten Pieter de Hoochs. Diese Affinität wird in vielen seiner detailgenauen Interieurdarstellungen sichtbar, etwa in den Gemälden Im Museum von 1875 und Interieur der Gründerzeit von 1877,3 aber auch in seinen zahlreichen Genre- und Ereignisbildern. Werner blieb Zeit seines Lebens bei kleinen Formaten. Seine bis nach der Jahrhundertwende entstandenen Genrebilder kennzeichnet stets ein feiner Humor, wie er auch in dem vorliegenden frühen Selbstbildnis anschaulich wird.

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        Die Amtsvergehen, Ihre Untersuchung und Bestrafung.

      1848 - 1848 German Treatise on the Conduct of Public Officials Schwenken, Carl Philipp Theodor. Die Amtsvergehen, Ihre Untersuchung und Bestrafung in Disziplinarischen und Gerichtlichen Wege noch Gemeinen und Besonders Kurhessischem Rechte. Nach des Verfassers Tide Herausgegeben. Kassel: Druck und Verlag von Theodor Fischer, 1848. xiv, 102 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary marbled boards, blank paper title label to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities. Small early owner stamp to front pastedown, two more to title page. Light foxing in a few places, interior otherwise fresh. * First edition. This guidebook for minor public officials was published at the time of the Revolutions of 1848. This book was later expanded into a second volume. The table of contents lists the subjects intended for this continuation. Notably reactionary, Schwenken is best-known for his 1820 criminal-law treatise Uber die Beruchtigsten Judischen, Gauner and Spitzbuben [About Notorious Jews, Swindlers and Rascals]. KVK locates 6 copies of the first edition. Bibliothek Kammergericht Berlin 1087. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hospitals-Meddelelser. Tidsskrift for praktisk Lægevidenskab, udgivet af Overlæger ved Kjöbenhavns Hospitaler og i Armeen. Förste Bind - Sjette Bind.

      Kbh., I Commission i den Gyldendalske Boghandling. . 1848-53. Leks8vo. Samtidige shirtingryggbind med marmorerte dekler. 638 ; 575 ; 628 ; 603 ; 624 ; 652 s. Noen få illustrasjoner.. Et par bind med noen fuktskjolder

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        LA ANTORCHA SEMANARIO ENCICLOPEDICO, CIENCIAS, ART, MUSICA Y LITERATURA

      Imp de Antonio Teixido i Francisco Granell. 1848 - Barcelona. 1849-1850. Semanario Enciclopedico de Ciencias, Artes, Bello-Secso, Industria y Literatura. 70 Numeros de esta raríssima publicación. Buen estado, salvo 10h con leves faltas. Ref 10.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Gemmi d'Arti Italiane, anno quarto. Contenenti le piu insigni opere italiane di pittura e scultura, state eposte nelle principali accademie.

      Milano e Venezia, Carpano 1848.. 4°. Titelbl. u. Vorwort mehrfarbig lithogr., 7 Bll., 140 (4) S. Mit 18 Tafeln in versch. Techniken. HLdrBd. mit rotem RüSch. (dieser erneuert), Vorderdeckel mit mont. Farblithogr. unter mehrfarb. geprägtem Passepartout, dieses mit kl. Ausriß. Kanten berieb., Ecken etw. bestoßen, insgesamt gutes Exempl.- Die Tafeln zeigen Reproduktionen u. Veduten.. Dekoratives Beispiel der italienischen Buchkunst dieser Zeit.

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        The Natural History Of Man; Comprising Inquiries Into The Modifying Influence Of Physical And Moral Agencies On The Different Tribes Of The Human Family

      , London: Published by Hippolyte Bailliere, , 1848 , xvi, 677 pages, with 50 coloured and 5 plain illustrations engraved on steel, and 97 woodcuts

      [Bookseller: Keogh's Books]
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        The Relative Cost of Steam and Water Power; The Illinois Coal Field; and the Advantages Offered in the West, Particularly on the Lower Ohio for Manufacturing

      Louisville, Ky.: Printed at the Office of the Journal. 1848. First. First edition. Small octavo. iv, 68pp., interleaved with 336 ruled pages. Contemporary full purple roan gilt. Boards and spine leather quite rubbed, but tight and very good. The author's own copy, identified in ink on title page, and with Smith's ownership signature on the front blank. 39 of the interleaved pages contain manuscript notes, copies of letters, etc. in Smith's hand. Hamilton Smith (1804-1875) was a prominent Kentucky and Indiana lawyer, businessman and politician, particularly interested in the development of manufacturing in the Ohio anbd Mississippi Valleys, and was a founder of the Cannelton Cotton Mill and the Canal Coal Company both located in Cannelton, Indiana. He also wrote a history of that town. Laid in is an old bookseller's description from John Howell Books, who notes "Not located in any standard bibliography." OCLC locates nine copies, but doesn't identify the author. .

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        Steam Warfare in the Parana:

      London: Charles Ollier,, 1848. A Narrative of Operations by the Combined Squadrons of England and France in forcing a Passage up that River. 2 volumes octavo. Original purplish-brown vertically finely ribbed cloth with elaborate panels in blind to the boards, title gilt to the spines, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Folding lithographed map frontispiece to volume I together with 2 wood-engraved plates, wood-engraved frontispiece to volume II, half-titles present. A little rubbed, spines sunned, upper board of volume II mottled at the fore-edge, light toning, foxing to the prelims of volume II, remains a very good set. First edition. Uncommon account of the Anglo-French naval interventions against Rojas's Argentine Confederation written by a participant. Mackinnon "obtained the particular mention of Commodore Sir Chas., Hotham for the skill he exemplified in the command of the rocket-party [at San Lorenzo], which had been obliged to remain two days and nights concealed under the enemy's nose" (O'Byrne). Despite the successful forcing of the river at Obligado by the Anglo-French squadrons, the consequent settlement, dictated by financial and political considerations, was highly favourable to the Argentines. Following Obligado, "There was little further resistance; and although the allies afterwards relieved Montevideo from an attack by some of the friends of Rosas, and, for a time, occupied the city, the difficulties at issue thenceforward became the subject rather of diplomatic negotiations than of active measures. Many of the advantages which had been gained were, unfortunately, sacrificed or neutralised by the terms of the settlement; but in spite of the rather unhandsome manner in which the services of the Navy on this most creditable expedition were treated by the Government, it must be admitted that seldom have British officers, bluejackets, and Marines deserved better of their country" (Clowes, VI, p.345). Ownership inscription of Spencer N. Dickson, sometime Chilean consul in London to the half- title of volume I, a few informed pencilled annotations to the margins.

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

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

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