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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the Adjoining Countries : from the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV / by Sir John Froissart ; Translated from the French Editions.: With Variations and Additions from Many Celebrated Mss. by Thomas Johnes to Which Are Prefixed a Life of the Author - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : William Smith 1848 - Subject: Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453. Burgundy - Flanders - France - History - House of Valois, 1328-1589. Great Britain - History - 14th century. Other names; Bradbury & Evans. Notes: Title within ill. Col. Border. Language: English ; French. Finely bound both in the original red Morocco; professionally and very synpathetically re-spined. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and uniform tooling to the compartments . An uncommonly good example of a now frustratingly scarce set. 8 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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      um 1848. Bleistift auf Papier, Wasserzeichen: Mondsichel mit Gesicht, 23 x 26,3 cm. Dieses Werk gehört zu einer Gruppe von Arbeiten Heinrich Drebers, welches einen interessanten Einblick in die Veränderung seines Zeichenstils ermöglicht, den der Künstler seit seiner Abreise nach Italien und dem damit einhergehenden Verlassen des Wirkungskreises seines Lehrer Ludwig Richter stetig weiterentwickelte. Während seiner Lehrjahre in Dresden hat er vornehmlich die Feder zum Ausführen seiner Blätter verwendet und sich dabei an den klaren Linien seines Lehrers orientiert. Doch als Dreber nach Italien kommt, ändert sich seine Auffassung und der Zeichenstift wird ihm zunehmend zum freien Experimentierfeld. Diese Baumstudien steht, obwohl einige Zeit nach seiner Ankunft in Italien entstanden, der Dresdner Zeit am nächsten und markieren somit den Anfang des Wandlungsprozesses. In ihr ist der Drang nach Belebung durch Detailtreue noch deutlich zu erkennen. Jedes Blatt, jede Verwachsung werden notiert. Doch dies ist nur Ausgangspunkt. Bereits hier deutet sich die neue Funktion des Stiftes an, wenn die Linie zwischen Umriss und Flächenstruktur changiert. Beides beginnt hier aufzubrechen und den Aspekt der markierenden Linie zunehmen in den Hintergrund zu drängen.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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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. Bella e solida legatura coeva in mezza marocchino rosso con ampie punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro; tagli di testa dorati. Legatura firmata Champs. Esemplare, fresco, ad ampi margini ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, privo di fioriture. 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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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      Henry Colburn 1848 - 1st Ed. 2 vols. in 1. Sm. thick 8vo. [iv] + 359pp. + t.p. + 304pp. Litho. frontis. Light sporadic browning, half calf with marbled boards, gilt tooled raised bands with intricate gilt tooled compartments and gilt lettering to spine, minor wear to extremities. Toy 937. ‘A voyage in Lord Rodney’s cutter yacht in the spring and summer of 1847. On board were Rodney, in command, the author and one other guest, the sailing master, mate, crew of eight seamen, cook, steward, and boy. Iris sailed from Greenwich to Christiansand, Elsinore, Copenhagen, Falkenborg, Gotteborg, Chrisitiana, Fredrecksvaern, Larvig, Boom, Gron Fjord, Bergen, Scarborough, Yarmouth Roads, and back to Greenwich.’ US$645 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of Henry Watson, a Fugitive Slave. Written by Himself

      Bela Marsh, Boston 1848 - Original gray printed wrappers, both front and back present, moderately age toned and soiled, corners on front wrapper repaired tastefully; 48 pages mostly clean and unmarked, final page moderately foxed, otherwise quite nice; corners lightly bumped but no dog-earing; enclosed in acid-free archival envelope [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Town Its Memorable Characters and Events (extra illustrated in two volumes)

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1848. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. These books are clean, tight, square with very good corners and unmarked. They are lightly rubbed at the edges. The ffep on Vol. II is loose and laid in. Glued to the front paste down is a review of the work that appears from the 18th century. They have red marbled end papers and 300, 311, clear pages, gilt edged all around, bound in gilt tooled blue leather that has faded to a uniform brown on the spine. The spines have five raised bands with gilt designs and titles in the panels. In addition to the internal illustrations, these books have been "Grangerized", that is an owner has had the books bound with his own illustrations added, most having been cut from other publications making this a one of a kind set. These books have 165 extra illustrations: 120 portraits (many with signatures), 25 full page, scenic vistas (13 in full color tha appear hand tinted - one extends beyond the page), 14 depicting period fashions (all but one in full color) and 6 views of theater scenes most of which seem to be from playbills. Many of the portraits seem much older that the books. Among the portraits is a version of the Chandos Shakespeare (not oval) with a Shakespeare signature, a portrait of Margaret Nicholson (who attempted to assassinate the king) from an original drawing, and more. A beautiful set with beautiful and unique illustrations.

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        Ko-i-staun Foot Soldiery in Summer Costume, actively employed among the Rocks

      London: Hering & Remington, 1848. An arresting image of a participant in the First Afghan War of 1838-1842. A powerful image from James Rattray's seminal work "Scenery, Inhabitants, & Costumes, of Afghaunistan". Published in London between 1847 and 1848, this important work was one of the first texts to chronicle the British conflict in Afghanistan. Rattray, who served with the 2nd Grenadiers, Bengal Army, during the conflict, took great pains to note specific details of dress and local customs of the Afghani soldiers and statesmen that he came in contact with. This beautiful lithograph is a wonderful example of Rattray's meticulous work and keen eye for detail. The main subject is Mir Alam standing overlooking a pass armed with a 'juzzail', a favoured type of large heavy Afghan rifle. He was initially a member of a notorious band of Kohistani robbers who operated on the road to Turkestan, north-west of Begram. The band, and its leader, subsequently enrolled and served with distinction as part of the infantry escort of Rattray's brother . Rattray wrote: "Coistaun has always been remarkable for the war-like character of its inhabitants, who average some forty thousand families famous for the efficiency and excellence of their Pyadas (foot-soldiery). As light infantry they are unrivalled, and from their numbers and determined courage, are of considerable importance in the event of any revolution in which they may take part." Cf. Abbey Travel II, 513. Tinted lithograph by R. Carrick, hand-coloured and heightened with gum arabic.

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        Die Nationalökonomie der Gegenwart und Zukunft. Erster Band (alles Erschienene)

      Frankfurt am Main, Literarische Anstalt 1848 - kl. 8vo; XII, 329, (1) Seiten; Halbleinen der Zeit über marmorierten Deckeln, Rückenvergoldung und vergoldeter Rückentitel, Rücken aufgehellt, berieben und bestossen, Name auf Titel, privates Bibliotheksetikett auf Vorderdeckel verso, erste und letzte Blätter stärker sonst nur vereinzelt stockfleckig. Erste Ausgabe. Hildebrand war einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der älteren historischen Schule. Bekannt ist seine Stufentheorie, nach der sich die Evolution von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft in Etappen (Naturalwirtschaft, Geldwirtschaft, Kreditwirtschaft) vollziehe, wobei die letzte Stufe dazu beitragen werde, das Proletariat zu beseitigen. Humpert 8213, Kress C 7435, Menger S. 79 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        3. bis 5. Année, 2. Serie - Band I bis VI. 6 Bände

      - Imprimerie de A. Labroue et Compagnie, Editeurs, Brüssel, 1848-1850. Je Band ca. 400 S. mit zusammen 61 teils kolorierten Original-Lithographien, Radierungen und Feder- und Kreidezeichnungen, sowie einige gestochenen Noten, einheitlich gestaltete farbig illustrierte Pbde., quart - Enthalten: u.a. 4 Original-Radierungen von H. Harpignier / Lithographien von Louis Gallait, Michel Pavelaki de Créte, Alfred de Knyff, Rosa Bonheur, Eugen Simonie, Etienn Wanouier etc. / Text französisch -

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        Topographical Sketch of the Gold & Quicksilver District of California. July 25th 1848

      Washington DC:: U. S. War Department,. 1848.. Very good condition. "The first map to make any pretense at cartographical accuracy after the gold discoveries" and the "most important of all the maps of 1848...of paramount importance in any cartographical consideration of the gold rush." (Wheat, Map No. 54, 'Maps of the Gold Region'). Lithographed by P. S. Duval of Philadelphia.& & A pristine lithographed map, by Lt. Edward Otho Cresap Ord, accompanying the report by Col. R. B. Mason; published House of Reps. Executive Document No. 1, 30th Congress, Second Session. Extending from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, from the Pacific coast to to the crest of the Sierra Nevada or Snowy Mountains, and from Santa Cruz in the south to Dyers in the north. The map shows the early name of the city of San Francisco, Yerba Buena, and Yerba Buena I., and gold is noted on many creeks, including Rio de los Mc. Guelentes, Mockelamy; Dry, or Rio de los Uvos; Rio de los Cosumes; and American (River). Sutter's Fort is shown, with tracks leading from it, one of which leads to Lower Mine and the Pass to Salt Lake. Silver is shown at the bottom of the map, near the modern day town of New Almaden, where the the mountains are called Sierra San Briono or Coastal Range. The map shows Farnes Quick silver mine, Quicksilver Fisher, and Silver Mine. Just below this location the description of the hills reads, "Quicksilver district the hills more or less colored with Cinnabar". Wheat (TMW) #565; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p278-9. & & A beautiful and important California gold map. 15 1/2 x 21 1/2".

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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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        [Map of the United States showing boundaries after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo]

      Philadelphia: P.S. Duval. Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 13.74 x 33.25". Sheet measures 17.75 x 36.5". This map published by the United States General Land Office shows the impact of treaties on the nation's borders from the Revolutionary War to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. In addition to the established states, the map shows the territories of New Mexico, California, Oregon, Minnesota and Nebraska. Hand-colored lines show the boundaries of the nation established by various treaties, as per a key in the upper right of the map: red for the Treaty of Paris, orange for the Treaty of 1846 with Great Britain, yellow for the Treaty of 1795 with Spain, green for the treaty of 1803 with France, purple for the Treaty of 1819 with Spain, and blue for the Treaty of 1848 with Mexico. The map is flanked on either side by tables detailing geographical information. The map appeared in various government documents of the period relating to the Mexican-American War and the California Gold Rush, including published speeches by then-President James Polk to Congress. It is in good condition with deluxe margins. Original folds as issued. Overall toning is pleasing. The U.S. General Land Office (GLO) was established in 1812 to oversee the survey,ing platting, and sale of public domain lands in the western United States. In 1785, it established the Public Land Survey System. The GLO functioned until 1849, when it was subsumed under the Department of the Interior. This map offers a fascinating view of the development of the western United States.

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        The PERPETUAL ALMANACK; or, Gentleman Soldier's Prayer Book: Showing how one Richard Middleton was taken before the Mayor of the City he was in, for using Cards in Church during Divine Service

      [London]:: Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials.. (n. d.).. 14-7/8" x 9-9/16". Ca 1820s. Single sheet, printed recto only.. Some edgewear & soiling, with some rash to upper right. Old paper. backing to sheet. A VG copy of a rare item.. Chatto, in his "Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards" [1848], states that the pack of cards has served as Ã’moral monitor, and help to devotion. The most popular, and best known, of such devotions, or rather applications, is the entitled Ã’The Perpetual Almanack; or, Gentleman-Soldier's Prayer BookÓ É. noting its first publication believed to be Brussels, 1778, with many subsequent editions, usually in chapbook format. Chatto goes on to quote the entire text of the piece, stating his source as this very Catnach broadside. & & OCLC records 2 institutional holdings, neither in the United States. . Illustrated with 2 woodcuts under the mast-head title, each 2-1/4" x 3-1/8". Illustrative border of playing cards [45 cards total, plus an emblem in each of the lower corners].

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      New York: Published by William H. Richardson, . 1848 - 96pp. plus three wood-engraved plates, one in- text illustration, and a facsimile manuscript. Original pictorial green wrappers. Early ownership signature at top of front wrapper. Very clean and fresh internally. Near fine. Third edition, after the very rare first edition of 1847 and the rare second edition of 1848, of this important Wagner-Camp and Mexican War title. This third edition remains quite scarce and is seldom met with in commerce. Richardson enlisted as a mounted volunteer due to patriotism engendered on the 4th of July in Carrollton, Missouri. He took part in Doniphan's expedition over the Santa Fe Trail in the fall of 1846, heading south to El Paso by the first of the New Year, then on to Chihuahua and eventually to Matamoros, where the command shipped by boat to New Orleans. By July 10, Richardson was back home in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and the first edition of his fascinating journal was published before the end of 1847 in the nearest city, Baltimore. An important and well written account of overland travel along the Santa Fe Trail during the Mexican War. GRAFF, FIFTY TEXAS RARITIES 33 (1st ed). WAGNER-CAMP 137:3. CLARK II:164. HOWES R262. TUTOROW 2630. HAFERKORN, p.50. RITTENHOUSE 480 (note). GRAFF 3496 (1st ed). SABIN 71093.

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        Newport and its Environs, illustrated by a series of views

      Newport 1848 - Contemporary maroon cloth, upper cover with centrally blocked panel containing title 'Newport / and / environs' lettered in gilt. The earliest collection of Newport views by the prominent Newport architect, George Champlin Mason. These views, a pastoral lithographic tour, are very rare, and are among the first to showcase the town as a recreational haven. OCLC cites only eleven plates and no descriptive text, and locates only four copies in institutional libraries. Bartlett describes only a small format work by Mason: Newport Illustrated, in a Series of Pen & Pencil Sketches. (New York, 1854). "George Champlin Mason was a native of Newport and a man of many talents -- an artist, writer, and prolific architect. Eventually, he took his son into partnership for the design of some of the finest homes and estates in Newport dating from the second half of the nineteenth century. When in his twenties, the elder Mason spent two years abroad, where he studied drawing and architecture in Paris, Florence, and Rome. On his return, Mason prepared the drawings for his first published work, Newport and its environs . It was designated "Volume I," although there is no sign that a second volume ever materialized. All of the views bear Mason's signature and tend to emphasize -- with their attention to cows, ducks, sheep, streams, and fishing -- the pastoral quality of Newport's surroundings" (Deak). Deak calls in error for twelve lithographs, plus the elaborate titlepage. The titlepage vignette which is captioned "Fort Dumpling" is the subject of the first descriptive leaf, and is also included in the list of twelve plates which appears across the top of the titlepage. It is not known who executed the lithography, but in the lower margin of each text leaf, 'Francis Hart, Printer,' of New York is credited with the letterpress. A complete list of the plates follows, in order of appearance: 1) "Fort Dumpling." (title vignette). 2) "Newport from Fort Dunham." 3) "Ellison's Rock near Conrad's Cave." 4) "The Glen." 5) "The Bluff Near Purgatory." 6) "Newport Harbour, from the Blue Rocks." 7) "Easton's Beach." 8) "Head Quarters of Genl. Prescott in 1777." 9) "Coggeshall's Ledge." 10) "Old Stone Mill, Newport." 11) "State House and Parade." 12) "Whitehall." Bartlett p.182 (ref,); Bradford 3247; Deak, Picturing America 558; OCLC 36985187; Sabin 45442. (12 1/8 x 16 7/8 inches). Tinted lithographic title with vignette. 11 lithographic plates, all after Mason. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Peuple

      1848 - UN Volume In Folio ( 47 x 33 cm).Demi basane verte réliée à la bradel. Le Spécimen est daté de Septembre 1848 ,localisé au 154 Rue Montmartre.Il comprend le manifeste et le prospectus au verso de la deuxième feuille. Avec le N.2 ii devient un "hebdomeire". An N.6 du 23 Novembre 1848 un 'quotidien". Nous avons 206 numéros jusqu'en Juin 1849 avec les suppléments.Nous n'en citerons que quelqu'uns. N.58:Le Miserere de la pénitence d'un Roi. N. 79 :Statuts de la Banque du Peuple. N.124 :Tableau par profession des adhérens à la Banque du Peuple. N.127: sophismes et préjugés populaires en matière d'économie sociale. Première page déchirée et restaurée simplement mais efficacement (voir photo). Rousseurs d'usage , les quelques déchirures ont été anciennement reparée avec minutie. Trés bon état de l'ensemble. C'est certainement l'un des journaux les plus importants du XIXe animé pour un homme qui sut défendre ses idées sociales envers et contre tout ; au prix de dures années de détention . Sa postérité reconnaitra l'importance de ses écrits et de son combat. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Jewish Nation; Containing an Account of Their Manners and Customs, Rites and Worship, Laws and Polity

      London, The Religious Tract Society 1848 - Description: iv, 452 p. Front. (fold. Plan) illus. 19 cm. Illustrated with a folding frontis plan and an impressive array of in-text figures. Subjects: Bible --Antiquities. Jews --Antiquities. Very good copy in the original elaborately blind-tooled and gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-dulled and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scarce. 1 Kg. 452 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848 . First edition. With 16 engraved illustrations including a fine title-page and frontispiece. Small 8vo, in a fine full red morocco binding by Riviere with gilt fillet border at the cover edges surrounding a double fillet frame in gilt, corner pieces tooled in gilt, border tooling in gilt within the framework, the spines with elaborate gilt decorated panels within compartments separated by raised bands gilt stopped, gilt ruled and gilt lettered, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. (10),188, (2) advertisements. A fine, well preserved copy only lightly aged. FINE FIRST EDITION IN A VERY HANDSOME AND APPEALING BINDING BY RIVIERE. THE HAUNTED MAN was Dickens’ fifth and final Christmas book. It, like the others proved very popular and went into re-print many times after its original introduction in 1848.

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        An American Dictionary of the English Language

      Springfield, MA: George and Charles Merriam. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1848. 1st Merriam Ed. Hardcover. Foxing, 2" head chip, rubbed. Solid copy. First Merriam Edition of Webster's Dictionary. Original full leather binding, six compartment spine, spine label, and marbled endpapers. Uncommon in solid, original binding, neither needing repair nor having been repaired. Subtitled: Containing the whole vocabulary of the First Edition in two volumes quarto; the entire corrections and improvements of the Second Edition in two volumes royal octavo; to which is prefixed An Introductory Dissertation on the origin, history, and connection, of the languages of Western Asia and Europe, with an explanation of the principles on which languages are formed.; 1367 pages .

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      [Chittenango, N.Y.] July 4, 1848.. 5pp. Folio. Old folds. Light soiling. Very good. Manuscript agreement drawn up by L.W. Higley of Chittening, N.Y. (present-day Chittenango, near Syracuse), and the workmen hired to help him complete the building project. The handwritten document specifies all details for construction of the building and identifies each major craftsman with his individual responsibilities - carpentry, masonry, plastering, painting, etc. The details of construction contain exact measurements for the building and the individual rooms, payments to be made to the individual craftsmen, and time for beginning and completion of the construction. The document is signed and sealed at the end by each man, the principal being L.W. Higley, and the secondary craftsmen are Edward H. Hunt, James Norwick, and E.B. Lincoln. A fine and scarce example of the documentary process for construction of a new building, and the contractual process for its completion.

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      [Chittenango, N.Y.] July 4, 1848. - 5pp. Folio. Old folds. Light soiling. Very good. Manuscript agreement drawn up by L.W. Higley of Chittening, N.Y. (present-day Chittenango, near Syracuse), and the workmen hired to help him complete the building project. The handwritten document specifies all details for construction of the building and identifies each major craftsman with his individual responsibilities - carpentry, masonry, plastering, painting, etc. The details of construction contain exact measurements for the building and the individual rooms, payments to be made to the individual craftsmen, and time for beginning and completion of the construction. The document is signed and sealed at the end by each man, the principal being L.W. Higley, and the secondary craftsmen are Edward H. Hunt, James Norwick, and E.B. Lincoln. A fine and scarce example of the documentary process for construction of a new building, and the contractual process for its completion.

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        Dealings with the Firm of DOMBEY & SON, Wholesale, Retail and Exportation.

      Bradbury and Evans, 11 Bouverie, Street, London. 1848 - Book is handsomely bound in brown calf with marbled boards spine has raised bands with blind tooling decoration to panels, title is in light tan panel, internally clean & tight with usual foxing to plates & end papers, book has been collated & is complete including 38 plates plus frontispiece [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il Popolano.

      Passigli, Firenze 1848 - Primi 63 numeri; Anno 1848; pagine 252 numerate progressivamente Numeri iniziali stampati a Prato Tipografia Giachetti per poi passare con il numero 22 allo Stabilimento Tipografico David Passigli dove sarà impresso colla Macchina Celere del sig. G. Singl di Berlino Copertina coeva cartonata, dorso telato, giornale legato a filo; carte interne perfette. Il volume in 4° contiene i primi 63 Numeri del rarissimo periodico di Firenze "IL POPOLANO", dal numero 1 del 8 gennaio 1848 al numero 63 del 18 luglio del 1848. La raccoltà del periodico documenta attraverso confronti e scambi di idee nazionali ed anche europee il ruolo fondamentale di Firenze e della Toscana nel corso dei cruciale anno che fu il 1848. La raccolta contiene anche il famoso n. 44, dove si trova il necrologio di Giuseppe Mazzini a Giuseppe Montanelli, pubblicato il 3 giugno, quando si credeva che il noto scrittore e politico italiano fosse morto nella battaglia di Montanara, mentre in realtà era solo stato ferito e arrestato, poi condotto a Innsbruck. Il popolano è l'ideale continuazione de Il sabatino, diretto da F. Piros (direttore, all'inizio, anche de il Popolano: gli successero poi, Burci, Potenti, Meocci) e sarà proseguito poi da L'Imparziale (maggio 1849, tipografia Soliani, direttore Pacifici). Prima settimanale, poi bisettimanale, trisettimanale e infine quotidiano, è da distinguere dal giornale quotidiano pubblicato nello stesso anno e con lo stesso titolo a Treviso, diretto da Morpurgo. Raccolta rarissima Cfr. Martinoli. Periodici dei secoli XVIII e XIX, n. 1475

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        Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero.

      John Dicks no year about 1848, London, - 328pages, wood engravings, in et hors texte, Titre au dos doré. Book in good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Ko Te Tahi Wahi O Te Kawenata Tawhito [Maori Bible - Genesis to Joshua]

      No Ranana [London]: Na te Komiti ta Paipera / Printed By T. R. Harrison. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. No signatures. Minor dampstain to page edges and to margin of rear endpaper. One small 5 x 2mm chip at tail of spine. Gutters intact at hinges. Overall an uncommonly well preserved and original copy of this title. ; The hexateuch, translated into Maori by Robert Maunsell. [iv], 343, [1] pages. Original black cloth boards. Text in Maori, printed in double columns. "Watkins Binder" ticker on front endpaper. Page dimensions: 181 x 104mm. [References: BIM 352 - "The BFBS [British and Foreign Bible Society] ('te Komiti ta Paipera') edition of the Hexateuch (Genesis to Joshua), prepared from the 1847 probationary text (no. 319), of which 275 copies were produced. "A print run of 10,000 copies was arranged, half each for the CMS [Church Missionary Society] and Wesleyan Missions."; Williams 167; Bagnall 478]. ; 12mo .

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        2 autograph letters signed. 1848-1857

      Camden Town, 1848. <p>De Morgan, Augustus (1806-71). (1). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. Camden Town, Jan. 27, 1848. 1 page plus integral blank. 180 x 114 mm. (2) Autograph letter signed to Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857). Camden Town, October 7, 1857. 2-1/2pp. 183 x 114 mm. Some foxing, blank portion of second leaf cut away. Together 2 letters, both mounted on single sheet together with printed obituary notice and wood-engraved portrait.</p><p>Two dryly humorous letters from the mathematician Augustus de Morgan, known for formulating De Morgan&#39;s laws or De Morgan&#39;s theorem (rules in formal logic relating pairs of dual logical operators in a systematic manner expressed in terms of negation), and for introducing the term "mathematical induction" and making its idea rigorous. De Morgan was also the author of Arithmetical Books from the Invention of Printing to the Present Time (1847), which has been described as "the first significant work of scientific bibliography" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). </p><p>De Morgan&#39;s 1848 letter reads as follows:</p><p>I can&#39;t find Leverrier&#39;s Christian names-or, not to make any assumption which a member of the Institute might repudiate-his prénoms. They begin with U. J. Can you tell them? Or must I put down Ulysses Jeremiah at a venture. If you can&#39;t tell them, can you calculate them. They can hardly be as difficult as a planet.</p><p>If you happen to know Hencke&#39;s, pray tell them to me: but I can&#39;t demand them of you as a right which I do Leverrier&#39;s.</p><p>"Leverrier" refers to Urbain Jean Joseph Leverrier (1811-77), the French astronomer whose mathematical calculations and astronomical observations of the perturbations of Uranus led directly to the discovery of Neptune. "Hencke" refers to German astronomer Karl Ludwig Hencke (1793-1866), discoverer of the asteroids 5 Astraea and 4 Vesta. </p><p>The 1857 letter reads:</p><p>I had a note from Mr. Smyth this morning, by which I was very glad to hear that you were able to write, and that your handwriting was still of the old firm type. This note was in answer to one which made some inquiries about your identity-not health alone, but identity-and it appears that you and I have been fellow sailors, and that 51 years ago this very month. To be sure we were, as we may say, at the two extreme ends of the chain. You commanded the Woolwich, and I commanded nothing but my mother&#39;s constant attention, being then an infant of four months old on board the Jane Duchess of Gordon E. S. But my command was in better order than yours; for my voice was sufficient per se, whereas yours would have been of little effect but for the knowledge that the nine tails and powder and ball were looming in the distance as definite possibilities.</p><p>I picked up my mother&#39;s journal a few days ago, which let me into this little secret. It would do you good to see how you were cut up when you shortened sail against the wishes of the ladies.</p><p>De Morgan was born in India and returned to England as an infant; his letter refers to this voyage. His correspondent, Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, was a naval hydrographer who conducted important hydrographic surveys in South America and southern Anatolia; he served for 25 years as head of the Hydrographic Office of the British Admiralty, and invented the Beaufort scale for indicating wind force.</p>

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        Verhandlungen des deutschen Parlaments. Officielle Ausgabe. Mit einer geschichtlichen Einleitung über die Entstehung der Vertretung des ganzen deutschen Volkes. 2 Lieferungen in 2 Bänden.

      Frankfurt, Sauerländer, 1848.. XVI, 176 Seiten; VII, 524 Seiten, Pappbände der Zeit mit farbigem Rückenschildchen und umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 8° ( 21,5 x 14 cm ). Die Aktensammlung des Rechtsanwalts und Notars Jucho dient der Vorgeschichte des Frankfurter Parlaments; sie umfaßt die Wortprotokolle des Vorparlaments und, unterschiedlich ausführlich, die der Verhandlungen des wahlvorbereitenden Fünfzigerausschusses, der Bundesversammlung von 1848 und ihres mit der parlamentarischen Bewegung konkurrierenden Siebzehnerausschusses. Zeitraum 31. März bis 18. Mai 1848. Einbände berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen Seiten teils etwas fleckig bzw. stock- oder braunfleckig. ( Gesamtgewicht 700 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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        Verhandlungen des Deutschen Parlaments. Offizielle Ausgabe. Mit einer geschichtlichen Einleitung über die Entstehung der Vertretung des ganzen deutschen Volkes. 1. und 2 Lieferung. 2 Bände (in 1= komplett).

      Frankfurt am Main, Sauerländer, 1848.. 8°. 21,5 cm. XVI , 176 und VII, 524 Seiten. Einfacher Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.. Erste Ausgabe. Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, Außenfalzen berieben, teils eingerissen, private Widmung auf Vorsatz. Innen sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. Cover with traces of use. Inside fine copy.

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        Verhandlungen des Deutschen Parlaments. Hrsg. Friedrich Siegmund Jucho. Officielle Ausgabe. Mit einer geschichtlichen Einleitung über die Entstehung der Vertretung des ganzen deutschen Volkes. Erste (und zweite) Lieferung in einem Band. XVI, 176; VII, 524 S. Pappbd d. Z. (berieben).

      Frankfurt, J. D. Sauerländer, 1848.. . Vollständig mit beiden Lieferungen äußerst selten. Enthält: Geschichtliche Einleitung, Verzeichnis der Mitglieder des vorberatenden Parlaments, des Fünfziger-Ausschusses und der 17 Vertrauensmänner am Bundestag, die Verhandlungen des vorberatenden Parlaments, namentliche Abstimmungen; (2. Lief.): Verhandlungen des Fünfziger-Ausschusses, der Bundesversammlung und der 17 Vertrauensmänner. Hier sind also die Wortprotokolle aller Verhandlungen und Beratungen zusammengestellt, die bis zum ersten Zusammentritt der konstituierenden deutschen Nationalversammlung am 18. Mai 1848 stattfanden. Band 1 mit dem Vermerk "Zweite Auflage". - Leicht gebräunt, gelegentlich Randanstreichungen mit Bleistift. Am Schluß 3 Bl. mit Tintenfleck im Rand, 1 Bl. mit repariertem Einriss. - Friedlaender 80.

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        Missions de l'Oregon et voyages aux Montagnes-Rocheuses aux sources de la Colombie, de l'Athabasca et du Sascatshawin, en 1845-46.

      Vander Schelden, Gand 1848 - Half leather, gilt plus gilt titles over marbled boards, decorated endpapers, 8vo. , 19 x 11,5 cm, lithographed frontispiece, titlepage + litho, half title, title page, pp. ix, 9-389, 14 lithos (excluding lithographed frontispiece) + 3 folding maps. Traces of a removed bookplate on inner frontcover. First edition in the French language, six months after the American edition and four months before the first edition issued in France. Please note that, according to Sabin, this edition and the 1849 edition in Dutch by this same publisher, are the only editions issued with 3 maps and 15 lithographs. The first editions published in the United States and in France both have only one map and 13 lithographic plates. A very nice copy of this book in excellent condition. Sabin 82265. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      [Hawthorne Cottage, Roxbury, Ma.]. Dec. 9, . 1848 - [1 1/2]pp. on folded quarto sheet, blank integral leaf present. Light fold lines. Quite clean. Very good. In a half morocco box. An engaging letter, discussing the state of the United States Exploring Expedition, and particularly William Emory's NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNOISSANCE., which was published shortly before this letter was written. Emory's text was a landmark in the history of California and the Far Southwest, and includes some of the first American views of the region. In his letter to Col. Abert, whose son was a member of the expedition, Dearborn lauds the courage and accomplishments of the brash young gentlemen of the army such as Emory and Abert's son, for bringing honor to themselves and to the country. The letter reads: "I am most grateful for Lt. Emory's RECONNOISSANCE in Mexico and California which you so kindly sent to me. I had before read from various Reports of his duties in the same expedition, as far as he descended the Rio Grande. I can not, insufficiently express [?] given the opinion I have formed of the meritorious labors of those officers. For scientific facts, in the geography, and natural history of those regions, the country is under the greatest obligations. They have energetically, have cheerfully, have patriotically and have gallantly did they discharge their so various and multifarious duties. Such services not only reflect the highest honor on those estimable young gentlemen, and on the group to which they belong but on the country, which can boast of much accomplished officers." Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, like his illustrious father, spent a career in public service, most famously as the collector of the port of Boston. At the time of writing, Dearborn was the mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts. His enthusiastic response to Emory's report represents the optimism that Emory's and other expedition reports fostered among influential members of the upper class. The underlying hope was that the lands acquired in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo would prove fruitful and offer a vast new arena for physical and economic expansion. DAB V, pp.176-77. APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA I, pp.8-9.

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        Die Dichter des deutschen Volkes. Album des Gediegensten und Ausgezeichnetsten aus den Werken deutscher Dichter. 2 Teile (18 Hefte) in 1 Band

      Berlin, A. Hofmann 1848 - Rümann 743, 1351, 2263; Brieger 162; Bock 1135-36. - Erste vollständige Ausgabe, ein Gegenstück zu den Düsseldorfer Randzeichnungen . Mit Illustrationen von A. Menzel (2), Th. Hosemann (2), J.B. Sonderland (2), Wilh. Scholz (8), E. Holbein (2), Rosenfelder (2), A. von Kloeber (2), F. Dittner (4), A. Müller (6), A. Schroedter (2) zu den Texten von Heine, Chamisso, Schiller, Uhland, de la Motte Fouqué. - Ein besonders schönes Beispiel deutscher Buchillustration des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Einige Lagen papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und braunfleckig, im übrigen in sehr schöner Erhaltung Mit 2 dreifarbigen lithogr. ornament. Titeleinfassungen und 36 Stahlstichradierungen Original-Leinen mit ornamentaler Rückenvergoldung, 4° [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Handbuch der Kinderkrankheiten. Nach der zehnten Ausgabe ins Deutsche übertragen von F. W. Schulte. Bevorwortet und mit Zusätzen versehen von F. J. Behrend.

      F. A. Brockhaus,, Leipzig, 1848 - Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1848. 8°. XVI, 780 Seiten. Halblederband der Zeit. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. 1. Auflage. Einband berieben, bestoßen, einige Blätter wenig stockfleckig, ansonsten gutes Exemplar. First edition. Contemporary half leather binding. Cover rubbed and bumped, a few pages spotted. Good copy. Halblederband der Zeit. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

      Published by Hippolyte Bailliere, London 1848 - , xvi, 677 pages, with 50 coloured and 5 plain illustrations engraved on steel, and 97 woodcuts Third Edition, Enlarged , boards rubbed and sunned around edges, spine rubbed at head and tail, firm binding, light foxing to pages and edges of some plates, in good condition , quarter dark green morocco with plum cloth to sides, gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Opal: A Pure Gift for the Holy Days. MDCCCXLVII. Edited by Mrs Sarah J. Hale

      New York: J. C. Riker, 129 Fulton Street, 1848. (ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) First edition. 8vo. Engraved hand-colored presentation leaf, 9 engraved plates. Illustrated by John Sartain. viii, [9]-320 pp. Original elaborately gilt decorated brown morocco, a.e.g . In cloth slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of Donald Scott Carmichael. Faxon. p. 57, #624 . Signed on the flyleaf, "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park" and then below FDR has added "Longfellow, Willis, Read, etc. All plates by Sartain."

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        The Indian in His Wigwam, or Characteristics of the Red Race of America From Original Notes and Manuscripts,

      Derby & Hewson, Buffalo 1848 - 8vo. 416pp. Publishers black T-grain cloth blocked in gilt on the upper board with a figure of an Indian and his bow; the spine is gilt with the title and a repeat of the illustration; the rear-board is blocked similarly to the upper board, but in blind. Two illustrations. Lower portion of spine neatly repaired; edges, corners and upper spine worn; light foxing; else a very good copy. Schoolcraft issued Oneóta as a 64p pamphlet in 1844-5, reissued it in wraps with 418pp (including the front and rear wraps) as "The red race of America, in 1847, but with "The Indian in his wigwam" on the cover. This work of 416pp. was then issued in bound form, and with the present title, in Buffalo as well as NY in 1848. Howes, S-188, who notes :"Issuing a book under 5 different titles within 10 years is an unparalleled Protean feat--even for Schoolcraft." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      New York: Published by J. Disturnell, 1848. - Folding pocket map, 19 x 23 1/2 inches, engraved on steel by Sherman & Smith, with full period color. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. Very good. This is a finely engraved and detailed general map of the State of New York with two insets: "The St. Lawrence River, from the New York State line to Quebec" and "City of New York, with Part of Brooklyn and Williamsburgh." Canals are shown in blue, and railroads in orange. Not in Rumsey. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.513.

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        Kladderadatsch: Organ fur und von den Bummler [Complete first year of the magazine and additional Extrablatt]. 33 issues.

      NP, Berlin 1848 - The "Kladderatsch" [Berlin slang for "falling and breaking into fragments"] was one of the most important German periodicals. The magazine, founded by bookseller Albert Hoffmann and acclaimed writer David Kalish, was published between 1848 and 1944 and focussed on political satire, through articles [especially Ernst Dohm and Rudolf Lowenstein] and caricatures [especially Willhelm Scholz]. Especially of importance is the first year of its publishing [this copy], since it refers to the events of the 1848- revolution in Germany, where the first German parliament, the "Frankfurter Nationalversammlung" was founded at Paulskirche, Frankfurt. The first issue in 1848 was sold out on publication date.4to. 3/4 vellum over black paper covered boards, with special issue and complete 32 editions of the first publication year bound in. Continuous pagination. (3) 132pp. Modern endpapers. Newspaper clip pasted on inside of backboard, referring to the periodical. Illustrated throughout with b/w sketches. Minor scuffing to boards. Browning and sporadic foxing to pages. In German, in Gothic script. Very good condition. The political line of the periodical was moderate nationalistic [it supported Bismarck]. During the Weimarer Republic, it drifted more to the right and eventually supported the Nazis openly. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      London Bradbury and Evans 1848 - First edition. With 16 engraved illustrations including a fine title-page and frontispiece. Small 8vo, in a fine full red morocco binding by Riviere with gilt fillet border at the cover edges surrounding a double fillet frame in gilt, corner pieces tooled in gilt, border tooling in gilt within the framework, the spines with elaborate gilt decorated panels within compartments separated by raised bands gilt stopped, gilt ruled and gilt lettered, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. (10),188, (2) advertisements. A fine, well preserved copy only lightly aged. FINE FIRST EDITION IN A VERY HANDSOME AND APPEALING BINDING BY RIVIERE. THE HAUNTED MAN was Dickens&#146; fifth and final Christmas book. It, like the others proved very popular and went into re-print many times after its original introduction in 1848. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ÁLBUM DE TOLEDO. Colección de Vistas y detalles de los principales monumentos toledanos

      Litografía de Doroteo Bachiller, Madrid 1848 - Gran folio, s.n. Holandesa puntas cabra, planos papel francés. - 52 Láminas litográficas a toda plana fuera de texto con la siguiente distribución: 2 Portadas / 5 Ruinas antiguas en Toledo / 1 Cristo de la Luz / 1 Puerta Antigua Visagra / 2 Santa María La Blanca / 3 Casa de Mesa / 1 Basílica de Santa Leocadia / 1 Puerta del Sol / 3 Iglesia del Tránsito / 21 La Catedral / 8 San Juan de los Reyes / 1 Casa de Niños Expósitos / 1 Hospital de Santa Cruz / 2 El Alcázar. // Añade folleto publicitario sobre el plan de la obra. Importantísimo. Rarísimo de encontrar completo. Magnífico ejemplar. [Palau nº 18606] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      I. L. y Litografía de la Revista Médica., Cádiz. 1848 - 8º mayor. 174 pp., grabados, dibujos en láminas, hojas pleg. Cubierta rozada y con algunas manchitas en los már;LA GESTIÓN DEL CONTRA REEMBOLSO SON 4 EUROS [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the general principles which regulate the application of machinery to manufactures and the mechanical arts

      London: Griffin, 1848. Babbage, Charles. On the general principles which regulate the application of machinery to manufactures and the mechanical arts. In Barlow, Peter (1776-1862). The encyclopaedia of arts, manufactures and machinery of Great Britain. . . . (London: John Joseph Griffin and Co. . . . , 1848), pp. 1-84. Original blindstamped green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, recased, light wear and spotting. Whole volume. vii [1], [iii]-vii [1], 834pp. 87 engraved plates. 282 x 225 mm. <p>Later printing. Originally published in 1829 in Volume 8 of the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana (1817-45), Babbage&#39;s essay forms the basis of his On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures. Van Sinderen 1980, no. 36(n). Origins of Cyberspace 54.</p>

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        A History of the Royal Society, with Memoirs of the Presidents

      London: John Parker, 1848. Two volumes, large octavo, with plates and illustrations; a fine copy in later half calf, spines ornately gilt with double labels. The great history of the Royal Society. A handsome copy, finely bound, of the standard early history of the influential Royal Society. From its foundation in the seventeenth century to the present day it has been at the very centre of science in the widest sense. It is in fact the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. A remarkable line-up inventions and discoveries were first announced in presentations to the society, early momentous announcements ranging from Harvey&#39;s discovery of the circulation of blood, Wren&#39;s papers on the pendulum and Saturn, and Newton&#39;s telescope to Babbage&#39;s calculating machine. In fact the material on Babbage is significant enough for Jeremy Norman to have included Weld&#39;s book in his "Origins of Cyberspace" collection and bibliography. Weld&#39;s book tells the story of the first two centuries of the Society&#39;s history; inevitably there is much on Sir Joseph Banks, its most famous early President, whose position at the head of the Society epitomised his role as the great disseminator and pollinator in the sciences. There is considerable material on Captain Cook, including of course Pringle&#39;s famous delivery of his paper on scurvy discoveries, and on other voyagers showing to what extent the Society was involved with geographical discovery and the attendant scientific enquiries.

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