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        Chants et Chansons Populaires de la France. Nouvelle edition. Notices par Dumersan. Accompagnement de Piano par H. Colet. Illustrations par MM. E. de Beaumont, Boilly, Daubigny, Dubouloz, E. Giraud, Meissonnier, Pascal, Staal, Steinheil, Trimolet. Three Vol. withChansons Populaires des Provinces de France. Notices par Champfleury. Accompagnement de Piano par J.B. Wekerlin. Illustrations par MM. Bida, Bracquemont, Courbet, Ch. Jacque, Ed. Morin, et al. One Vol.

      Garnier FreresBourdilliat et Cie. [1848] and 1860, Paris - New Edition of the first three volumes with the first edition of the 4th volume all four volumes bound in 2. Lg. 8vo; handsomely bound in contemporary 1/2 red morocco and marbled boards, spine paneled, gilt decorated, title gilt, some rubbing to extremities, hinges of Vol. II starting, generally very good. Each volume illustrated with engraved frontispiece (etching). Each song with 2 pp. explanatory text plus 4 pp. of engraved lyrics surrounded by engraved vignettes plus 2 pp. engraved musical score. Vol. I - Chants Guerriers et Patriotiques Chansons Bachiques Vol. II - Chansons et Chansonnettes Chansons Burlesques et Satiriques Vol. III - Chansons Choisies Romanies, Rondes et Complaintes Vol. IV - Chansons Populaires des Provinces de France Noels, Chansons de Mai, Ballades, Chansons de Metiers, Chansons de Mariees. Volume IV with Notice par Champfleury, Accompagnement de Piano de J. B. Wekerlin. Illustrations par MM. Bida, Bracquemond, Catennacci, Courbet, Faivre, Flameng, Francais, Fath, Hanoteu, Ch. Jacque, Ed. Morin, M. Sand, Stall, Villevielle. The first edition of the first three volumes of this work was published by H. -L. Delloye/Garnier Freres, 1843. This 1848 edition was a reprint with changes and substitutions, notably substituting La Marseillaise by Rouget de Lisle for the opening song in Volume I. Page size: 27.5 x 20 cm. Vicaire II, 246-247. Brivois, pp. 94-96. Ray, Art of the French Illustrated Book, 232. See an Image. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell

      Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia 1848 - First American edition of the authors' first book. Original pale green boards, rebacked, with original spine label preserved. Pencil name, label is a little tanned, some soiling and small stains to the boards, and some modest foxing, still a pleasing about very good copy of a fragile little volume. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Etherization; With Surgical Remarks. By John C. Warren, M.D. Emeritus Professor of Anatomy and Surgery in the University at Cambridge; Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital; Honorary Member of the Medical and Chirurgical Society of London; Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine at Paris, and of the Academies of Naples, Florence, etc.

      Boston William D. Ticknor & Company 1848 - First Edition in Original Cloth WARREN, M.D., John C. Etherization; With Surgical Remarks. By John C. Warren, M.D. Emeritus Professor of Anatomy and Surgery in the University at Cambridge; Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital; Honorary Member of the Medical and Chirurgical Society of London; Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine at Paris, and of the Academies of Naples, Florence, etc. Boston: William D. Ticknor & Company, 1848. First edition. Twelvemo (4 3/8 x 7 3/16 inches; 111 x 182 mm). [4], [i]-v, [1, blank], [1, half-title], [1, blank], 100, [4, Publisher's ads], [2, blank] pp. Without front free endpaper. Publisher's full brown cloth, decoratively stamped in blind. Gilt lettering on the spine. Former owner William Glen's bookplate of front pastedown. Head and tail of the spine chipped. Otherwise a very good copy. "Warren's Etherization provides a fascinating account of the early use of sulphuric ether in surgery, including a detailed description of the epochal first operation using anesthesia, which he performed on Octo-ber 16, 1846." (The History of Surgery in the United States, 1775-1900, Rutkow, 23). "[Etherization gives]the results derived from a year's experience of this agent, and from over two hundred cases in which it was used, or its employment witnessed, by Warren. It forms a neat little volume of one hundred pages, and gives an account of the operations of importance in which it had been used. At the hospital and in private practice, it had continued to be used with uniform success." (The Life of John Collins Warren vol. 1 387). Sabin 101475. HBS 64562. $2,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Borneo and The Indian Archipelago. With Drawings of Costume and Scenery. [ FINE CHOICE SUPERB MOROCCO BINDING]

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, London 1848 - Quarto. viii, 232pp. Coloured frontispiece, illustrated additional title, lithographic tissue guarded plates [tinted] numerous woodcuts [slight spootting]. Finely Bound Full Period Crushed Burgundy Morocco raised bands, six finely ornate gilt compartments, gilt ruled to decororative borders, gilt tooled edges and double gilt rult turn-ins. A.E.G. yellow endpapers, Binders ticket. Bookplate.[Frank Samuel Marryat, [1826-1855] Late Midshipman of H.M.S. Samarang, surveying vessel.] [ Including Brunei, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and the Philippines.] [Abbey Travel 549], Rare Fabulous Choice Copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        L'AMI DU PEUPLE EN 1848 (an premier de la Republique reconquise) par F. V. RASPAIL - 13 giornali introvabili come da distinta , Paris, Au bureau du journal, 1848

      formato giornale medio cm. 32 x 45. Ogni esemplare è di due sole facciate con qualche strappetto ma senza mancanze di testo che è in in lingua francese. Di questo mitico giornale molto importante e rarissimo (sono presenti soltanto pochi numeri in alcune biblioteche "europee", possediamo questi 13 esemplari dei quali segnaliamo numeri e date. 1 - 27 fevrier 2 - 28 fevrier 3 - 12 mars 4 - 16 mars 5 - 19 mars 7 - 26 mars 8 - 30 mars 9 - 02 avril 10 - 06 avril 12 - 13 avril 13 - 16 avril 14 - 20 avril 18 - 04 mai. il lotto viene offerto, per ora solo in blocco

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        Porträt. Halbfigur nach viertelrechts. Getönte Lithographie von C. Schubart.,

      Mannheim, Steindruckerei S. Bühler, (wohl 1848). - Blattgröße ca. 39 x 31,3 cm - Bildgröße: 30 x 24 cm. *Sehr seltenes großformatiges Bildnis des bekannten badischen Revolutionärs. - Diepenbroick, Porträt-Katalog Nr. 10996: "Schön". - Friedrich Hecker war Rechtsanwalt und Politiker aus Eichtersheim im Kraichgau (Baden). Er war der führende radikaldemokratische Revolutionär in den Staaten des Deutschen Bundes, insbesondere während der ersten Phase der Badischen Revolution im Rahmen der deutschen Revolution von 1848/49. In Baden war er in dieser Zeit einer der populärsten Redner und Agitatoren der Revolution. Der Heckerhut wurde das Zeichen des bürgerlichen Aufstands in Baden. Nach der Niederlage der Revolution 1848/1849 emigrierte er in die USA wo er eine Farm erwarb und bewirtschaftete. - Die weißen Ränder leicht gebräunt, insgesamt gut erhalten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

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        An American Dictionary of the English Language 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

      Springfield, MA: George and Charles Merriam. Good with no dust jacket. 1848. 1st Merriam Edition. Hardcover. Hinges started, 2" head chip, worn. Solid oversize hardcover. Marbled endpapers. ; Inscribed copy for Brown professor of rhetoric and English literature William Gammell from the Merriams! Signed "Prof W Gammell - With the respectful regards of G & C Merriam." Subtitle concludes: ... 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. First Merriam Edition of Webster's Dictionary. A scarce association copy of this classic of the American English language forwarded by the Merriams.; 1367 pages; Signed by Associated .

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        1848-1853 14 Vols BULWER LYTTON leather bound + Frontis

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

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        Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory.

      London: Dickinson & Co., 1848 - Large folio; approx. size of the binding: 14 in. x 21 1/4 in., title-page; rare dedication page (to the Hudson's Bay Company); pp. [1]-5. Illustrated with 20 colored lithographic views, on 16 sheets. These include: The American Village (Oregon City), Buffalo Hunting on the Western Prairies, Fort Vancouver, Fort George (Oregon), Fort Garry (Winnipeg), and the map. This is the rare issue with the colored "Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory" plates; in most copies these are lightly tinted in monochrome. The outline map shows routes in red and blue. In the original pebbled dark green cloth binding, with gilt lettered titling on the front cover: "Warre's Sketches in North America." Professionally re-backed. An impressive, fresh, clean copy, much better than usual. "Made in 1845, when war between England and the United States over the Oregon boundary seemed imminent, this trip by Capt. Warre across the northern Rockies to Puget Sound must have had some military purpose a better fate attended the views he had painted and were here magnificently reproduced; they remain the only western color-plates comparable in beauty to those by Bodmer accompanying Maximilian's Travels. The dedication forming prelim. pages 3 and 4 was not issued in all copies." Howes, p. 615, W-114; Sabin 101455; Wagner-Camp 157. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Original Watercolor of a Hummingbird for Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquable

      France 1848 - Edouard Traviès (1809-1865) Original watercolor with black chalk for Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables France, 1848 Signed and dated lower left 11” x 9”; 16 1/2” x 12” framed The work of Edouard Traviès represents a pinnacle in French ornithological illustration, and his original work is exceedingly rare. Natural history, as a descriptive pursuit bent on identifying new species, demanded detailed illustrations. The minute precision of Traviès’ work places him with the best of France’s scientific artists. Traviès was born in Doullens, in the Somme district of France, in March 1809, the younger brother of the caricaturist Charles Joseph Traviès de Villier (1804-1859). Throughout his career he concentrated on natural history subjects, both in watercolor (he exhibited regularly at the Paris Salon between 1831 and 1866) and lithography. Unlike a number of his contemporaries, he was an artist both with the brush and on stone. These exquisite watercolors were created for what is undoubtedly his greatest published work: Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables par leurs formes et leurs coleurs. Scenes variees de leurs moeurs & de leur habitudes. published simultaneously in Paris and London circa 1857. The illustrations describe the species of birds native to Central and South America, and all show the birds in association with flowering plants indigenous to their habitats, such as orchids and passion flowers. Traviès’ original watercolors were reproduced as both engravings and lithographs, which are considered among the best portraits of birds ever painted. The artist rendered the backgrounds fully, incorporating foliage, flowers, butterflies, and architectural features, as well as incidental details such as dogs, figures hunting, as well as the birds themselves, all with considerable charm. No printed version, however, approaches the profound quality and assurance with which the artist rendered these watercolors. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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      Washington. 1848. - 614pp. plus two folding maps and sixty-seven plates (three of which are single-page maps). Original cloth, recased, original backstrip laid down with most of printed label retained. Some wear and staining to cloth. Bookplates on front pastedown. Occasional light age toning and foxing. Intermittent stains. Overall a good copy. The House issue of the Emory report, including the reports of J.W. Abert, Joseph Johnston, and Philip St. George Cooke. Together the three summarize the activity of the U.S. Army to the west of Santa Fe after the capture of New Mexico by the Army of the West. This copy of the Emory report lacks his large map, which was not included in all copies of this issue. The first of the smaller maps is Philip St. George Cooke's "Sketch of Part of the march & wagon road of Lt. Colonel Cooke, from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean, 1846-7," which shows the route of the Mormon Battalion from Santa Fe to the Gila River. The other, "Map of the Territory of New Mexico," was compiled by lieutenants Abert and Peck after the conquest of New Mexico. Both are important contributions to western cartography. Abert's report includes material on the Indians of New Mexico and their languages, as well as all of his views of New Mexico, the best group of early New Mexico views published. Wagner- Camp is in error in the collation of this edition, mistakenly calling for only forty plates, plus those of the Abert report. There are, in fact, more natural history plates. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 505, 532. WAGNER-CAMP 148:7. ZAMORANO 80, 33. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 1207. COWAN, p.195. GRAFF 1249. HILL 561 (ref). RITTENHOUSE 188. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 1669. HOWES E145.

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      Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Washington, D.C. 1848 - .[416pgs.].SECOND SENATE ISSUE WITH LARGE FOLDING MAP "MILITARY RECONNAISSANCE OF THE ARKANSAS RIO DEL NORTE AND RIO GILA", (29 1/2" x 64 1/2"). DUE TO THE FRAGILITY OF THE PAPER AND THE DESIRE TO PRESERVE THIS VALUABLE MAP, IT HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY BACKED AND NOW STORED OUTSIDE THE BOOK. 43 of 44 PLATES - INCLUDES LARGE FOLDING MAP AND THREE PLANS.Emory's transcontinental expedition provided Americans back east with some of the first images of the Arizona Desert and the Southwest.Pasted on the endpaper is the bookplate of William Elsey Connelley, author of several books including "Wild Bill Cody".Seven appendices, pgs.127-416, include many charts.Rebacked in black cloth with original brown cloth boards.Paper title label on spine.Corners worn.Mild foxing throughout.THIS SENATE VERSION, ALBEIT SMALLER IN CONTENT THAN THE HOUSE VERSION ISSUED IN THE SAME YEAR, IS SCARCE PARTICULARLY WHEN THE MAP IS INCLUDED. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoir of the Life of Elizabeth Fry

      London: John Hatchard, 1848. Two volumes, octavo, frontispieces, manuscript inscription at front of each volume; very slight spotting, but an excellent set in contemporary maroon morocco, gilt, one hinge neatly repaired. Second revised and enlarged edition of the life of the great Quaker reformer. The work was edited by two of Fry's daughters, and includes many excerpts from her letters and journals. The frontispiece portrait is after an original by Mrs. Charles Pearson, and also features an example of her hand-writing. The Mackaness copy, with his bookplate.

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        Nord-Amerikas Indianer.

      Stockholm: P.G. Berg, 1848. - 8vo., (10 2/8 x 7 inches). Half-title. Hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece and 22 other plates (some light occasional spotting). Contemporary half brown morocco, gilt (some wear to joints and corners, inner hinges reinforced); modern quarter brown morocco slipcase. Provenance: with the bookplate of Axel Jonsson Jr. on the front paste-down; with the bookplate of Jay T. Snider "Collection of Historical Americana", his sale 21st June 2005, lot 251. First edition of Catlin's works in Swedish. The text is an amalgam of an abridgement of Catlin's "Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians" (1841) and his "North American Indian Portfolio" (1844). George Catlin, an illustrator from Philadelphia, was the first artist to travel widely among the Plains Indians of North America and create an important body of paintings and graphics to illustrate their customs and artifacts. His purpose was both unselfish and romantic. He wanted, and labored unceasingly, to persuade his contemporaries that Native American culture should be honored and preserved. In 1827 he became the first artist to attempt the perilous journey up the Missouri River, and the first to create visual records of his experiences traveling among the Plains Indians of North America. The artist himself best expressed his goal in the preface to the first edition of his celebrated North American Indian Portfolio in 1844: "The history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." Graff 630; Howes C-243; Sabin 11539; Wagner-Camp-Becker 84:14. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Government Gazette of the Province of New Ulster, New Zealand

      Auckland: Printed By Williamson and Wilson, for the New Zealand Government. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Moderate rubbing to spine and boards. Small loss of leather at ends of spine (1/2" by 1/4"), and at one corner of front board (3/8").; Volume I, Nos. 1-34. [ii (title)], 5 (index), [1 (blank)], 158 pages + 1 folding chart. Half-leather binding with marbled papered boards. Page dimensions: 323 x 194mm. Includes numerous official Proclamations by George Grey, "Governor-in-chief in and over the Islands of New Zealand, and Governor of the Provinces of New Ulster and New Munster, and Vice Admiral of the same". The folding chart is titled: "Abstract of Cases, disposed of at the Resident Magistrate's Court at Auckland [...]" Pages 15-26 comprise a "List of Men within the Town and District of Auckland, in the Province of New Ulster, liable to serve on Juries for the Year 1848. For each name, their residence and occupation ("Title, Quality, or Calling") are listed. The Gazettes include commerical notices such as numerous tender notices for items such as hay, iron safes, tools for road parties, firewood, gaol and lock-up rations; as well as notifications of land sales; notices for mariners, e.g. "A light is now, and will continue burning, from sun-set to sun-rise, on Swan Island (Banks' Straits)"; a notice for an impounded bullock with "point cut off one horn to prevent it s growing into the eye, brand on rump not legible". In 1841 when New Zealand became a separate colony from the Colony of New South Wales, the territory was divided into three separate provinces. The North Island became the Province of New Ulster. It existed under this name up until the New Zealand Constitution Act of 1852 reorganized the two provinces of New Ulster and New Munster into the six provinces of Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury and Otago. The first printing press in New Zealand was set up by William Colenso in 1835 at Paihia in the Bay of Islands, which makes the Government Gazettes of the 1840's fairly early examples of printing in New Zealand. Provenance: Sir William Martin's copy. "His Honor Chief Justice Martin" inscribed on front endpaper. William Martin (1807?-1880) was New Zealand's first Chief Justice. "In 1846 he was a critic of the British government's instructions to the governor, as showing a disregard for the moral obligations of the Crown under the Treaty of Waitangi." - DNZB (1990).; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Bibliotheque des mémoires relatifs a l'histoire de France pendant le 18me siècle.

      Didot, Paris 1846-1848. - 12 Bände. 17,6 x 11,3 cm. Je Band ca. 450 bis 500 Seiten. Schönes, sehr dekoratives Exemplar dieser Biographiensammlung in erster Ausgabe. Inhalt: 1: Mémoires de Mme. de Staal Delaunay, de M. le Marquis d'Argenson et de Madame Mére du Régent. 2: Duclos, Mémoires secrets sur le Régne de Louis XIV, la Régence et le Régne de Louis XV. 3: Mémoires de Madame du Hausset, Femme de Chambre de Madame de Pompadour, et extrait des Mémoires historiques et littéraires de Bachaumont, de l'Année 1762 a l'Année 1782. 4: Mémoires du Baron de Besenval. Collé. La Vérité dans le Vin, ou les Desagréments de la Galanterie, Comédie. 5: Mémoires de Marmontel, Secrétaire perpétuel de l'Académie Française. 6: Mémoires de Mlle. Clairon, de Lekain, de Préville, de Dazincourt, de Molé, de Garrick, de Goldoni. 7: Mémoires de Weber, Frére de Lait de Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France. 8: Mémoires particuliers de Mme. Rolland suivis des Notices historiques sur la Révolution, du Portrait et Anecdotes et des dernièrs Écrits et dernières pensées, par la même. 9: Mémoires de Cléry, de M. le Duc de Montpensier, de Riouffe. 10: Mémoires sur la Vie de Marie-Antoinette, Reine de France et de Navarre; suivis de Souvenirs et Anecdotes historiques sur les Régnes de Louis XIV, de Louis XV et de Louis XVI, par Mme Campan, Lectrice de Mesdames, première Femme de Chambre de la Reine. 11: Mémoires du Général Dumouriez. 12: Suite des Mémoires du Général Dumouriez, Mémoires de Louvet et Mémoires pour servir a l'Histoire de la Convention nationale, par Daunou. Rote Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldenen Rückentiteln und reicher Rückenvergoldung und marmorierten Vorsätzen (Buchbinderei Habenicht in Wien). Kanten teils etwas berieben, Rücken teils ein wenig fleckig und bei Band 1 oben ein wenig abgegriffen. Exlibris auf Vorsätzen.

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        Pride and Prejudice: A Novel with A Biographical Notice of the Author

      WILKINS, CARTER & CO., BOSTON 1848 - FIRST AMERICAN EDITION PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES inscription : Miss Clara A. Austin.from her Affectionate Uncle.Frank.January 1, 1850"; penciled inscription of another previous owner on front end papers; some pages separated from binding on middle section of the book; some foxing; shelfworn; sun-faded spine; gilt titles on spine; embossed decorated coverboard DATE PUBLISHED: 1848 EDITION: 326 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vanity Fair: A Novel Without A Hero

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1848 - Mixed issue, with "Mr. Pitt" on p.453 line 31, but lacking the suppressed woodcut of Marquis of Steyne, the rustic type heading on p.1, and with the engraved title page dated 1848. This copy bound without the four ad leaves. Includes engraved half-title and ad leaf for The Great Hoggarty Diamond. Octavo (23cm); publisher's original green cloth, titled in gilt on spine, and decoratively stamped in blind on panels and spine; [i-vii], viii-xvi, [1]-624pp; illus. Spine ends expertly reinforced with matching cloth underlaid, rubbing to the lower board edges, with some board exposure at the cornertips. Faint, scattered foxing to text, but still quite fresh. Spine gilt is notably bright and legible, with the cloth bright and unrubbed; Very Good+. VAN DUZER 231. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An American Dictionary of the English Language 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 .

      George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, MA 1848 - Hinges started, 2" head chip, worn. Solid oversize hardcover. Marbled endpapers. ; Inscribed copy for Brown professor of rhetoric and English literature William Gammell from the Merriams! Signed "Prof W Gammell - With the respectful regards of G & C Merriam." Subtitle concludes: . 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. First Merriam Edition of Webster's Dictionary. A scarce association copy of this classic of the American English language forwarded by the Merriams.; 1367 pages; Signed by Associated [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sinks of London Laid Open: a Pocket Companion for the Uninitiated, to Which is Added a Modern Flash Dictionary Containing all the Cant Words, Slang Terms, and Flash Phrases Now in Vogue. with a List of the 60 Orders of Prime Coves.: . . the Whole Forming a True Picture of London Life, Cadging Made Easy, the He-She Man, Doings of the Modern Greeks, Snooking Kens Depicted, the Common Lodging House Gallants, Lessons to Lovers of Dice, the Gaming Table Etc.

      Duncombe, London 1848 - Description: 131 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill. Subject: London (England) -- Social life and customs. London (England) -- Description and travel. Vice. Notes: Embellished with humorous illustrations by George Cruickshank. The frontis is a folding pub scene in color and is particularly well preserved. Highly uncommon and scarce in this condition. Publisher's pebble-grained cloth, particularly good. Slightest suggestion only of dust-toning to the spine bands and board edges. An exceptionally well-presereved example. Scans on request. 1 Kg. 131 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An American Dictionary of the English Language

      George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, MA 1848 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vanity Fair

      - A novel without a hero. With illustrations on steel and wood by the author. Bradbury and Evans, London, 1848. Recent full crimson morocco with single gilt fillet to boards and elaborate gilt spine in compartments with large central floral sprays and scrolling stem cornerpieces; raised and flat gilt banding and titles stamped direct in two compartments; marble edges; 8vo. First Edition, first state in book form. Engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title page, thirty-eight full page plates and one hundred and fifty woodcut vignettes in the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cape And Its Colonists: With Hints To Settlers.

      London: Henry Colburn, 1848. - 8vo. pp. vii, 219. with half-title. engraved frontis. of Grahamstown. later half red morocco for Chas.J.Sawyer, t.e.g. First Edition. "During his residence in Cape Town, and in the course of his journeys, the author saw a good deal of the Cape Colony.Nicholson deprecates the efforts of the Colonial missionaries.with regard to the Boers it is maintained that the 'hasty, fanatical, and oppressive manner in which the emancipation of the slaves was conducted in the Cape Colony', had converted those previously loyal subjects to bitter enemies.". (Mendelssohn) Mendelssohn III 543. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dombey and Son. By Charles Dickens. With Illustrations By H. K. Browne. (Dealings With The Firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. By Charles Dickens). [Riviere & Son Binding].

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 11, Bouverie Street. 1848. London: Bradbury and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars. First Edition, later issue, in a Riviere & Son binding. - Thick octavo; size of binding: 5 14” x 8 ¼” x 1 7/8” (thick); engraved frontispiece + vignette titlepage, printed titlepage, dedication leaf; Preface, Contents, List of Plates; 11 line errata slip. xvi, (1)-624 pp. With forty engraved plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), including the first example of the “dark” plate: “On the Dark Road”. Later issue with an eleven-line errata slip & the word “Captain” corrected at the last line of p. 324. Bound in full, brown polished calf by Riviere & Son, London; with their bookbinder’s stamp in the upper left edge of the back of the front, marbled endpaper. The spine features five raised bands, with red & dark green leather title labels & compartments richly gilt with a characteristic design; covers are outlined in a double-line gilt border with floral tools in the corners, gilt tooling to the cover edges, inner dentelles; sewn headbands, all edges gilt. Marbled paper endpapers & added flyleaves. The scan shows the spine & front cover. This binding, which was produced in the ca. 1900-20 period is in remarkably fine condition (without nicks, scratches, or rubbing). The pages & plates also, are quite clean, with only occasional, light tan spotting to plate margins, or edges of the pages. This book has been carefully preserved in a cabinet for many years, keeping it in such exceptional condition. Weight: 2 ½ lbs. Eckel, pp. 71-76. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of New Netherland; or, New York Under the Dutch. By E. B. O'Callaghan, M.D., Corresponding Member of the New York Historical Society, and Honorary Member of the Historical Society of Connecticut. [With an Autograph Letter, Signed, to Dr. S. S. Purple].

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 200 Broadway. Phila.: G. S. Aplleton, 148 Chesnut-St. Barlett & Welford, 7 Astor House, N. Y. MDCCCXLVIII. With 1845 copyright date on Volume One, and 1848 on Volume Two. - With an 1878 ALS to former owner, Dr. S. S. Purple, and with some manuscript notes by Dr. Purple in both volumes, and E. B. O'Callaghan's May 31st 1880 Obituary, clipped from The [New York City] World, and inserted in this copy. Two Volumes; size of bindings: 6 in. x 9 1/4 in. Volume One: [2]pp. publisher's printed insert of 1845 recommendations for this work; the frontispiece is the folding Broadhead map of New Netherland (discovered in 1841), in facsimile; title-page with device; dedication leaf; preface & contents. [1]-493 pp. (including appendix & index) + [2]pp. publisher's ads. Volume Two: the frontispiece is a steel-engraved portrait of Peter Stuyvesant (Engraved by Gimbrede, from an original by Vandyke), with tissue guard; title-page with device; contents. [1]-608 pp. (including appendix & index). Volume One has these other plates: fold-out of engraved early signatures at p. 4; fold-out map of Rensselaers Wyck, at p. [205], and an in-text figure at p. 454. Volume Two, has a fold-out of engraved early signatures at p. 2; fold-out of Van der Donck's map of New Netherland, 1656 (G. & W. Endicott Litho. N. York), at p. 312; engraved portrait of Jeremias van Rensselaer (Gavit & Duthie), at p. 506. Bound with scarlet morocco leather spines, sides and conrner-pieces by Bennett [Studios] of New York City, with their stamps. The spines have five raised bands, dark green leather title labels with gilt titling, and a light brown leather label at the bottom of the spine with the gilt place & dates (1848), and gilt-bordered compartments with gilt devices of ships, anchor, steering-wheel, and gilt-line borders along the sides and corner-pieces, with red-toned marbled paper over boards, and matching marbled endpapers; headbands, top-edges gilt. With the bookplates of Cleveland, Ohio based Americana book collector: Robert Wetherell, Jr. on the reverse of the front marbled endpapers; before Wetherell, this set belonged to New York city physician, historian, and genealogist, Samuel Smith Purple, whose genealogical library was sold by Libbie, in Boston, in 1909. He has added some pencilled corrections and notes in margins to this set, including his signature and note at page 130 of Volume One: I find this correction in Dr O'Callaghan's own copy of this work [signed]: S. S. Purple. He has also preserved and inserted an autograph letter, signed from Dr. O'Callaghan, regarding an accident that Purple had, and O'Callaghan's own health, this is written on a single, 5 1/2 in. x 9 in. sheet of lined paper, and has an intialled note by Dr. Purple in the upper left corner: Received and answered Feb. 9th 1878 S.S.P. 651 Lexington Ave. 8 Feb. 1878 My dear Doctor Purple, It was with great regret that I heard of the severe accident you met with. I should have gone down to see you, but I am almost a cripple, cribbed, cabined & confined to my home by rheumatism and a bad lame back. I have often wished to see you-and now if your health would permit you to undergo the fatigue of it would be a great comfort to me to again have a talk with you. But do not venture on the journey unless you are quite strong, for I should be sorry to be the cause of fresh trouble to you. Believe me, dear Doctor, Yours truly [signed]: E.B. O'Callaghan He has also added the clipped, 1880 Obituary of Dr. O'Callaghan to Volume One (this gives short details of O'Callaghan's medical education & career, connection with the 1837 rebellion in Canada, and his interest in, and published works regarding New York history). The plates show some age-related tanning; the ALS has some browning and small chips to the edges. A rare item, especially with the signed letter and the manuscript notes of Dr. S. S. Purple, who was at one time president of the New York Academy of Medicine. Provenance: S. S. Purple; and later, our founder, Peter Keisogloff (1900-95), who had it bound by Bennett, for his client, Robert Wetherell, Jr. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Dewitt & Davenport, Tribune Buildings, . 1848 - 80pp. plus [12]pp. of ads. Frontispiece map. Original printed wrappers. Spine perished (but still sturdily bound), wrappers a bit soiled and with some small chips at edges. Impeccably clean internally, and a very good copy. Untrimmed. In a half morocco box. An odd and apparently unrecorded variant of Foster's early and important book on the gold regions of California, with "Second Edition" printed on the wrapper, but the titlepage has no edition statement at all, which implies that it is a first edition titlepage. This copy also has the same number of advertisement leaves as Kurutz notes for the first edition (the number of which differs in subsequent editions). This would appear, then, to be the first edition titlepage and text of Foster's work bound up in second edition wrappers. Edward Eberstadt called this "the first considerable pamphlet on the Gold Regions and but two others (Sherwood and Simpson) are contemporary with it." "Foster, in his eloquent and stirring introduction.correctly predicted that a fortune could be made by the enterprising blacksmith, wheelwright, carpenter, shoemaker, etc. This slender work is a useful anthology of some of the earliest reports of the gold discovery and features the writings of Farnham, Mason, Doniphan, Larkin, Folsom, Fremont, Colton, and articles from the June and August issues of the CALIFORNIAN" - Kurutz. The frontispiece map shows California from Los Angeles to Sutter Buttes, with the Gold Region encircled by a dotted line. According to Wheat, the map is one of the first to mention the Gold Region. An important early gold rush book, in an odd variant. KURUTZ 250a, 250b. GRAFF 1387. HOWES F287, "aa." MINTZ 160. ROCQ 15810. STREETER SALE 2529. COWAN, p.219 (3rd ed). SABIN 25225. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 77. WHEAT GOLD REGION 39. EBERSTADT 107:55-58. DECKER 24:68. HOWELL 50:85.

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        Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent.

      London 1848 - Hooker, William Jackson (1785-1865). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. [London,] Royal Gardens, Kew, Nov. 16, 1848. 2-1/2pp. 178 x 112 mm. Fine.Hooker, the first full-time director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, devoted himself to the study of botany from an early age, specializing in mosses, liverworts and other cryptogamia. He served as regius professor of botany at the University of Glasgow from 1820 to 1841, when he was appointed to head Kew Gardens. Under Hooker's leadership Kew grew from eleven acres to its present size of nearly 300 acres, and its collections vastly increased, largely due to a network of Hooker's former students who brought in specimens from around the world. Hooker's own herbarium, which contained some 4000 volumes and one million dried plant specimens, was purchased by the British government for the nation after Hooker's death. Hooker was the author of over two dozen works on botany, including British Jungermanniae (1816), which established hepaticology (the study of liverworts) as a separate field; he also edited several botanical journals. In his letter Hooker thanks his correspondent for sending him plant specimens from India:"The two cases of Plants for Dr. Falconer were delivered in good time. I have now to thank you for a parcel received today from Mr. Dalzell, Bombay, containing some very interesting Plants. "Truly I have much more novelty from the East of India than any other portion of that vast territory."Dr. Falconer" refers to Hugh Falconer (1808-65), the distinguished botanist, geologist and paleontologist who was the first to come up with a "punctuated equilibrium" theory of evolution. Falconer spent many years in India, where he ran the Saharanpur and Calcutta botanical gardens and put together an enormous collection of plant and fossil specimens from the region.Hooker also touches on the activities of his son, naturalist Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911):"You know, I dare say that Kinchinjunga [i.e., Kangchenjunga, in the Himalayas5] is now ascertained to be the highest mountain in the world, 28,172 ft.-about 60 miles north of Darjeeling. Dr. Hooker is now gone to explore it, as much as he can."Joseph Hooker spent three years (1848-50) exploring the Himalayas, and was the first European to collect plants from the region. Kangchenjunga, which straddles the border between India and Nepal, was believed to be the world's tallest mountain until 1852, when the results of the British Great Trigonometric Survey revealed that Mt. Everest was the taller peak. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Narrative of the Expedition Sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger, in 1841. Under the Command of Captain H D Tr

      R Bentley 1848 London - Very good bound in blue leather with gilt lettering to spine 1st Hardbound Large Octavio 2 Volumes For a description and image email us. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - An envelope (6" x 3-1/4") with a lengthy printed statement by The Citizens' Suffrage Association addressed in the hand of Susan B. Anthony to her younger sister: "Miss Mary S. Anthony/Rochester -- N. Y./U. S. America." On the side of the envelope is written "Zurich/Apr 23rd 83," likely in one of the sisters' hands. Mary Stafford Anthony was a suffrage activist in her own right. Her interest in women's rights, in fact, preceded that of her sister. On August 2, 1848, she attended the Adjourned Convention in Rochester of the First Woman's Rights Convention and, together with her father and mother, signed the Declaration of Sentiments. She was instrumental in establishing the Women's Political Club (later renamed the Political Equality Club) in the 1880s. In 1893, she was elected corresponding secretary for the New York State Woman Suffrage Association, and in 1904 when the International Woman Suffrage Alliance was formed, Susan B. Anthony was declared its first member and Miss Mary Anthony was unanimously declared its second. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Description of the skull and teeth of the Placodus laticeps, Owen. Inscribed by Owen to G. R. Waterhouse

      1848 - Owen, Richard (1804-92). Description of the skull and teeth of the Placodus laticeps, Owen . . . Offprint from Philosophical Transactions 148 (1858). 169-184pp. 3 lithographed plates. 299 x 230 mm. Original plain wrappers, front wrapper detached but present. Minor foxing especially on plates, but very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by Owen to George R. Waterhouse (1810-88) on the first page: "G. R. Waterhouse, Esqr. with the Author’s kind regards."First Edition, Offprint Issue. Owen, the leading British paleontologist and comparative anatomist of the nineteenth century, presented in this paper the first classification and description of the fossil marine reptile Placodus laticeps, which lived during the Middle Triassic Period. Owen presented this copy to British naturalist George R. Waterhouse, compiler of Part II (Mammalia) of Darwin’s Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle (1838). Both Owen and Waterhouse worked at the British Museum, Owen as superintendent of the museum’s natural history collections (appointed in 1856), and Waterhouse as assistant keeper of mineralogy and geology (appointed in 1843). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Miracles of Our Lord,

      Longman & Co., London 1848 - 8vo. ii,(1),31pp. Thirty-two pages are chromolithographed by Humphreys, in addition there is a leaf of the illuminator' s remarks and one comprising an index of the miracles. Bound in the original black papier-mache covers designed to look like carved ebony. The binding was based on one carved in ivory in the 12th Century and has medallions of the principal miracles intertwined with ornate decorations and the title. The front and rear covers are identical. The book is exuberantly illustrated using chromolithography on 32 pages alternating between hot bright colors and cool pages subtly tinted with various shades, the whole combining to make both a magnificent tribute to Medieval illustration and to the then new and novel technique of chromolithography. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Nicely rebacked in plain black morocco; the front endpaper replaced; a few small cracks in the binding, two corners repaired, but a very good copy. The Art of Publishers' Bookbindings, 160-162. Housed in a custom protective box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("AVHumboldt").

      Potsdam, 11. VI. 1848. - Large 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. Written during the European Revolutions of 1848 to an unnamed minister about Arnold Mendelssohn (1817-1854), a cousin of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: "Darf ich es wagen, theuerste Excellenz, mitten unter den zunehmenden unheimlichen Bewegungen der Hauptstadt Sie an Ihr Wohlwollen für mich, an die Bittschrift zu erinnern, die Sie die Gewogenheit haben wollten, in meinem Namen (in Angelegenheit der hoch betrübten Mendelsohnschen Familie) dem König zu überreichen. Die Sache liegt mir schmerzhaft am Herzen! [.]". - In 1846, Arnold Mendelssohn had become involved in the so-called "Casket Affair", which ruined his life: for the theft of a casket, the content of which was thought to be vital to Ferdinand Lassalle's court case, he was sentenced to five years imprisonment and lost the privilege to practise as physician. His accomplices, Alexander Oppenheim and Lassalle, were acquitted. Alexander von Humboldt interceded on his behalf, and Mendelssohn was pardoned in 1849, but was banished from Germany. - Somewhat wrinkled; the reverse of fol. 2 slightly spotty.

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        Wuthering Heights. A Novel. By the author of "Jane Eyre." [sic]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers,, 1848. Duodecimo. Publisher's plum wavy-grain cloth, covers with elaborate overall design blocked in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Cloth just a little worn at extremities, spotting to the lower board, foxing to endpapers and sporadically in the text, largely to the prelims, overall a very good copy. Second edition overall, and the first American edition, published in April 1848, at 75 cents, with the publisher's misattribution on the title page of this book to Charlotte Brontë. The second English edition was not published until December 1850. The first edition, with Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey, was rushed out by Thomas Cautley Newby in December 1847, in the wake of the unexpected success of Jane Eyre, published by Newby's rivals, Smith Elder. Newby then embarked on an advertising campaign to confuse the identity of the three Bell "brothers", suggesting that all the novels were the work of one person: hence the mistaken attribution on the title page here.

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        Sydney in 1848: Illustrated by copper-plate engravings of the principal streets, public buildings, churches, chapels, etc., from drawings .

      - Sydney, printed by D. Wall . published by J. Fowles [1848-49]. Quarto contemporary half straight grain calf and marbled sides (much of the spine missing but still solid); 40 plates. Browning and offsetting - the street elevations are most affected - and some minor signs of use but a very decent copy. One of the minor signs of use in this copy can be counted as a bonus: someone has neatly annotated several plates in pencil, identifying and updating the names and owners of various buildings. These annotations look to be about forty years later. First edition and bound from parts; this was issued in twenty fortnightly parts and as a book on completion. The last time I checked there was one known complete set in parts. This copy is without the advertisement leaf which, in the incomplete set of parts in the Mitchell Library, came with part four. Fowles is celebrated for his pictorial record of a Sydney - a charming Georgian colonial town - not fictional but understandably positive; this is not social reform. But the book is also a surprisingly good read. He has an often breezy style and does not shy from expressing opinion. There is a laconic account of the burning of the old Royal Hotel and the providential arrival of officers straight from the governor's ball: 'by levelling several tenements . Lieut. Lugard, in all probability, saved the Victoria theatre'. His description of Hughes' new Royal is equally amusing. Everyone called this a rare and invaluable book, from Ferguson to Wantrup, who in 1987 noted this as 'a rare book [which] might, with patience, be obtained for about $4000' (Australian Rare Books). Even booksellers offering reprints without doing their homework call it rare and invaluable. If you've been patiently waiting since 1987 to prove Wantrup wrong now's your chance. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 9. X. 1848. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Professor Preuß (Johann David Erdmann Preuß?) über ein Manuskript und eine Übersetzung: "[.] Die Stellen aus der Litteratur [.] hab ich übersetzt. Gestern war ich bei meinem Schwager Karsten der meinen Text durchging u. seine Correcuren einschob. Wir wurden darüber einig: Ihnen mein Manuscript zu geben [.]". - Sechsundzwanzigjährig an der Spitze der Berliner Künstlerschaft stehend und den Grundstein zur Berliner Bildhauerschule des Klassizismus legend, schuf der mit Canova befreundete und von König Friedrich Wilhelm II. nachdrücklich geförderte Künstler in seiner langen Laufbahn ungezählte Standbilder, Bildnisbüsten und Grabdenkmäler. Seit 1815 Direktor der Berliner Kunstakademie, erhielt er im selben Jahr den Auftrag für das in Bronze gegossene Denkmal Gebhard Leberecht Blüchers in Rostock, bei dem ihn u.a. Goethe beriet.

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        Field Sports in the United States,

      London, Richard Bentley, , 1848. and the British Provinces of North America. Octavo., 2 vols. Lightly browned, front hinge of Volume I slightly tender, but overall a very good set in the publisher's forest green embossed cloth, a little spotted, particularly on the upper board of Volume I. First Edition. Herbert was born in London in 1807, educated Eton and Caius College, Cambridge. In 1831 his debts forced him to emigrate to the United States where he taught Latin at a private school in New York. In 1883 he founded the American Monthly Magazine and in 1834 published his first novel, The Brothers: A Tale of the Fronde. This was the first of many similar historical fictions which he interspersed with factual works such as The Cavaliers of England and Oliver Cromwell; or, England's Great Protector , and translations of Sue and Dumas. Probably his most enduring works were his books on hunting written under the pseudonym of Frank Forester of which the present title was the first. "Herbert was a man of varied accomplishments, but of somewhat dissipated habits. He eventually committed suicide in New York." [Britannica]

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        Field Sports in the United States, and the British Provinces of North America.

      London, Richard Bentley, 1848 - Octavo., 2 vols. Lightly browned, front hinge of Volume I slightly tender, but overall a very good set in the publisher's forest green embossed cloth, a little spotted, particularly on the upper board of Volume I. First Edition. Herbert was born in London in 1807, educated Eton and Caius College, Cambridge. In 1831 his debts forced him to emigrate to the United States where he taught Latin at a private school in New York. In 1883 he founded the American Monthly Magazine and in 1834 published his first novel, The Brothers: A Tale of the Fronde. This was the first of many similar historical fictions which he interspersed with factual works such as The Cavaliers of England and Oliver Cromwell; or, England's Great Protector , and translations of Sue and Dumas. Probably his most enduring works were his books on hunting written under the pseudonym of Frank Forester of which the present title was the first. "Herbert was a man of varied accomplishments, but of somewhat dissipated habits. He eventually committed suicide in New York." [Britannica] [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Narrative of Services in Beloochistan & Affghanistan,

      London, Wm. H. Allen and Co., , 1848. in the Years 1840, 1841, & 1842. Octavo. Original green diapered, embossed cloth, rebacked with most of the original spine laid down, and more recent leather label, new endpapers. Folding lithographed map frontispiece. Marginal browning throughout, title page and the first few leaves somewhat brittle and marginally chipped, frontispiece with archival tape repair at the margin, cloth slightly rubbed, remains a very good copy. First Edition thus. "Colonel Stacey's [sic.] recollections account for two sets of events on the Afghan Border between 1840 and 1842. In the first episode he served as an interpreter during the negotiations leading to a treaty with the Khan of Kalat. This agreement subsequently safeguarded British lines of communication supporting General Nott's invasion of Afghanistan in May 1842." Followed by the March to Kandahar and on to Kabul and back to India. His "subsequent services which are slightly adverted to" were against the Mahrattas at Maharajpore in 1843 and Sobraon in the Sikh War in 1846. Originally published in a slightly different form, in a highly limited edition, at Serampore in 1844.

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        Lettera autografa firmata

      Torino, 26 dicembre 1848 - Lettera in italiano autografa firmata "Alberto Della Marmora" indirizzata al "signor Avvocato". La Marmora esprime tutta la sua indignazione per i giudizi negativi pronunciati sul suo conto da un deputato dopo una seduta in Senato. "Le debbo però distinte grazie di avermi collocato tra quelli che sono ora ciò che erano una volta, e che lo debbono essere, e lo saranno sempre; accetto l'asserzione e la profezia. Soldato all'età di 17 anni, soldato sempre fui in tempo di guerra, e soldato sempre sarò tanto che durerà questa, e che batterà il mio cuore tutto italiano. Combattei nel 1809 e nel 1813 contro l'Austriaco; cercai di combatterlo nel 1821 per la qual cosa fui dismesso; lo combattei nel 1848, e non dispero di combatterlo ancora nel 1849". Alberto La Marmora, autore del celeberrimo "Voyage en Sardaigne", servì con il grado di generale durante le guerre napoleoniche e fu decorato personalmente da Napoleone I. In seguito entrò nell'esercito del Regno di Sardegna. 4 pagine su carta verdina, fittamente redatte le prime due, due righe e firma alla terza e altra firma alla quarta. Ottime condizioni. 0

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      Smith, Elder and Co. 1848 - This set is BOUND IN FULL CRUSHED GREEN LEVANT BY MORRELL with boards paneled in gilt, extensive gilt decoration especially on spine, board edges and turn ins. Boards show a bit of rubbing and hinges rubbed/lightly cracking showing brown. Volume 1 contains an extra 45 full page plates of historic London figures and sights, volume 2 contains an additional 56 plates of the same. A celebration of the city and characters of London in the 18th and 19th centuries. Contains [1], xii, 300, [1]; [1], xiii, 311, [1], containing 1/2 titles, small 8vo. Pages show a little browning from the edges in, a unique set ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tratado De Paz, Amistad, Limites y Arreglo Definitivo Entre La Republica Mexicana y Los Estados Unidos De America, Concluido Por Los Pleniptenciarios en Guadalupe Hidalgo El 2 De Febrero, Ratificado En Washington El 10 De Marzo, y En Queretaro el 30 de Ma

      Mexico: I. Cumplido, 1848. 8vo., (9 x 5 4/8 inches). Text in Spanish and English (persistent worm trails, expertly repaired from page 37). Modern tan calf, gilt, original printed paper wrappers bound in. First complete edition, second edition overall, of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo which ended the Mexican-American War, with the important protocols added at the end, which were necessary for the conclusion of the peace treaty. Apparently more scarce than the first edition, which was printed at Queretaro a few months previously. During the Mexican-American War, General Winfield Scott was accompanied by Nicholas Trist, a State Department official empowered to negotiate a peace treaty for the United States. Trist was initially rebuffed by the Mexican authorities and summoned back to Washington. However, as the war drew to a close, he proceeded with negotiations at Guadalupe Hidalgo, near Mexico City. Under the terms of the resulting treaty, signed on February 2, 1848, Mexico was required to cede California and New Mexico to the United States and to recognize the Rio Grande as the southern and western boundary of Texas. The border between the two nations was fixed at the Rio Grande and the United States pledged to protect the rights of Mexicans living in the newly acquired areas. Cowan II, p. 252; Howes M565; Palau 339389; Streeter 282..

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        The Waverley Novels

      849 - Edinburgh, London - Robert Cadell,Houlston & Stoneman 1848 - A complete set of Sir Walter Scott's The Waverley Novels. Smart bright and with uniform colour. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. 48 Volumes, complete. With a pictorial nameplate for G. R. Woodward on the front pastedown of each volume. The Waverley Novels are a long series of books by Sir Walter Scott. For nearly a century they were among the most popular and widely-read novels in all of Europe. Because he did not publicly acknowledge authorship until 1827, they take their name from Waverley, which was the first. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, 1771 1832, was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time and is considered by some as responsible for inventing the modern historical novel. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. Several of the front inner hinges areslightly strained, and several ofthe first few pages are slightly detached. There is some wear to the extremities, including bumping and rubbing, with several marks and water stains to the boards. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with intermittent spotting, becoming most prominent to the first few pages. With an ink inscription on the front free-endpaper of volumes 16, 17,35 and 36. There areink name-stamps on the front free-endpapers. There are slight ink markings to the top corners of the first few pages of volume 3. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Avertissement aux propriétaires. Le droit au travail et le droit de propriété, De la célébration du dimanche,

      - PROUDHON : Avertissement aux propriétaires. Garnier frères, 1848, deuxième édition, 100pp, le droit au travail et le droit de propriété, Garnier frères, 1850, 60pp, De la célébration du dimanche, Garnier Frères, 1850, 84pp. In-8, reliure demi-maroquin (signé Petrus Ruban), dos à cinq nerfs orné. Réunion de trois textes. Rousseurs éparses. 400€

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        Voyage dans la Russie Méridonale & la Crimée par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie exécuté [en 1837], sous la direction de M. Anatole de Demidoff, par MM. de Sainson, Le Play, Huot, Léveillé, de Nordmann, Rousseau et du Ponceau. Dédié a Sa Majesté Nicolas Premier, Empereur de toutes les Russies. Dessiné d’après nature et lithographié par Raffet.

      Paris Publié par Gihaut Frères 1848 - With 100 Beautiful Contemporary Hand-Colored Lithographed Plates DEMIDOFF, Anatole de. [RAFFET, Auguste, illustrator]. Voyage dans la Russie méridonale & la Crimée, par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie exécuté en 1837, sous la direction de M. Anatole de Demidoff, par MM. de Sainson, Le Play, Huot, Léveillé, de Nordmann, Rousseau et du Ponceau. Dédié a Sa Majesté Nicolas Premier, Empereur de toutes les Russies. Dessiné d’après nature et lithographié par Raffet. Paris: Publié par Gihaut Frères, [1838-1848]. First edition. Large folio (21 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches; 530 x 348 mm.). [2], 64 pp (complete). With half-title, lithographed title, with the plate list on verso and 100 contemporary hand-colored lithographed plates (including additional title and nine other section titles) by Raffet. Plates printed by Auguste Bry. With the descriptive text for plate 1-87 bound in (as usual to not have the descriptive text for plates 88-100). According to Brunet, the descriptive text to accompany this volume was issued separately from the plates and it is unusual to find a copy with any text bound in. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards. Boards ruled in gilt. Spine lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt. Minimal wear to extremities, including a thumbnail size peeling to the bottom edge of the front marbled board. Overall very clean except for dampstaining to back endpapers and occasionally to the upper corner of some plate, but only occurring on the verso, not affecting the plates. Some light marginal browning. a closed crack to upper outer hinge, with no loss. Previous owner, Baron de Norimont's armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Overall a wonderful copy. "In 1837 Prince Demidoff appointed Raffet staff artist for an expedition through Hungary to southern Russia, returning by way of Constantinople. This ‘numerous group of travellers, friends of knowledge and still more of travelling’ (p. 3), was on the road from 2 July to 10 November, when Raffet returned to Paris with many sketches. He told the Gihaut brothers that he was ‘burning to execute them’ as lithographs.but his pursuit of perfection delayed the appearance of Prince Demidoff’s book for ten years. The aspect of the countries and people visited by Demidoff, not to mention the nature of their manners and customs, was largely unfamiliar to the Europeans of that day. Raffet placed these things before them in such a to capture the interest of ‘the military expert and the engineer, the captain and the simply curious like ourselves.’ The wild scenery and exotic architectures of the region are displayed; cities and villages alternate with rivers, plains, and mountains. Hungarian, Tartar, and gypsy life is shown with a vivid command of ‘local color.’ The grandiose military colony of Czar Nicholas at Vosnessensk appears in all its glory, even as the vast Russian army is passed in review. And there are many portraits, the most striking of which is that of the Czar (no. 56), the most engaging that of Raffet himself (no. 94) in the uniform of the expedition with his sketchbooks under his arm" (Ray). Atabey 337. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 119. Brunet 2:583 HBS 65221. $45,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dombey and Son

      London Bradbury and Evans 1848 - With Two Original Ink Drawings for the First Edition DICKENS, Charles. BROWNE, Hablot Knight, [illustrator]. SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, [binder]. Dombey and Son. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition in book form. Octavo (5 1/4 x 8 3/16 inches; 134 x 208 mm). [v]-xiv,[1, errata], [1, blank], [1]-624 pp. With engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page and thirty-eight plates. Also with two original pen-and-ink drawing by Browne inserted, each signed "Phiz." The original drawings are inserted facing their respective plates, page 40, "The Christening Party" and page 539, "Mr. Carker in his Hour of Triumph." This second plate is titled in manuscript at the bottom. Each drawing is on a sheet of onion skin measuring 138 x 110 mm and then inlaid into a larger sheet to match the size of the other leaves. Original drawings for first editions of Dickens books are extremely rare. The original front wrapper for part ix bound in at the end. Without the half-title and list of plates. Full olive morocco, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Boards decoratively stamped in black. Gilt lettering on the spine. Gilt ruled dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. With two previous owner's bookplates on front pastedown "Kenyon Starling" and "Self". Spine lightly sunned. A near fine copy. Hablot Knight Browne was born on July 12, 1815, to a family descended from Huguenot refugees who had settled in East Anglia, England in the seventeenth century. The ninth son and thirteenth of their fourteen children, he was christened Hablot in memory of a French officer to whom one of his sisters had been engaged and who had been killed at Waterloo a month before the artist was born. Upon leaving school, Browne became an apprentice with the engraver Finden, where he received a standard grounding in draughtsmanship, copying and drawing. In 1836 he became the third and final illustrator for the first edition of Charles Dickens’s Pickwick Papers, and was to continue to illustrate most of the major novels for Dickens through the 1859 A Tale of Two Cities. He became paralyzed in 1867 and moved to Brighton in 1880, where he died in 1882. John Buchanan-Brown, Phiz; Gimbel. Hatton and Cleaver, Smith, Dickens, HBS 64542. $16,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Explication de la Carte Géologique de la France, sous la Direction de M. Brochant de Villiers. TOMES 1 et 2

      IMPRIMERIE ROBERTINE 1848 - RO80102182: XXII + 825 + XII + 813 pages. Nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc, dans le texte. Titre, filets et fleurons dorés sur demi-chagrin marron. Etiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête et tampons de bibliothèque sur la page de titre. Quelques épidermures sur le cuir. Publiée en 1841 par ordre de M. Teste, Ministre des Travaux Publics. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Rousseurs Classification Dewey : 551-Géologie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians: In a Series of Letters and Notes Written During Eight Years of Travel and Adventure Among the Wildest and Most Remarkable Tribes Now Existing

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1848 - 2 volumes. Quarto. viii,264pp. viii,266pp. Original gold- and blind-stamped red cloth and spine. Gold illustration on front cover shows an Indian on a horse, illustration on spine is of a medicine man. Deckled page edges. Modern endpapers in both volumes. Frontispiece. Authoritative work on North American Indians by American painter, traveler and author, George Catlin (1796-1872). Following a brief career as a lawyer, he produced two major collections of paintings of American Indians and published a series of books chronicling his travels among the native peoples of the North, Central and South America. This publication is profusely illustrated with 360 reproductions of engravings from the original paintings from the author. With one fold-out map. Heavy age wear, staining and scuffing on bindings. Head and tail of spine bumped, corners worn. Tail of spine on Vol. I slightly chipped. Parts of edges frayed. Sporadic foxing throughout. Bindings in fair, interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Moyen Age et la Renaissance. Histoire et description des moeurs et usages, du commerce et de l'industrie, des sciences, des arts, des littératures et des beaux-arts en Europe. Direction littéraire de Paul LACROIX. Direction artistique de Ferdinand SERE

      Administration 5 rue du Pont-de-Lodi, Paris 1848 - Prima edizione in 5 Volumi in 4°(22,5 x 28) Monumentale opera trattante il Medioevo e il Rinascimento, la storia e la descrizione dei modi e dei costumi, del commercio e dell'industria, della scienza, arti, letteratura e belle arti in Europa. I volumi sono composti da fascicoli tematici con numerazione romana dei fogli autonoma. 1° volume: Condizioni delle persone e delle terre; Superstizioni e credenze popolari; Feste; Privilegi e Diritto Feudale; Privilegi città, comuni e borghi; Cavalleria; Università, collegi e scolari; Razze maledette; Zingari, mendicanti, vagabondi; Ebrei; Caccia; Cibo e cucina. 2° volume: Scienze filosofiche; Chimica e Alchimia; Chirurgia; Farmacia; Marina; Lingue; Dialetti; Proverbi; Canti popolari; Romanzi; Manoscritti; Miniture dei manoscritti; Pergamene, carte; Carte da gioco; Orologeria; Tapezzeria. 3° volume: Cerimonie ecclesiastiche; Cerimoniale ed etichetta; Corporazioni dei mestieri; Commercio; Criminalità; Tribunali segreti; Vita privata nei castelli, nelle città e nelle campagne; Moda e costumi; Lavorazione dell'oro. 4° volume: Scienze naturali; Scienze occulte; Scienze araldiche; Strumenti musicali; Poesia nazionale e differenze europee; Eloquenza sacra; Eloquenza civile; Teatro; Mobili civili e religiosi; Armerie; Ceramiche; Equitazione, selleria. 5° volume: Architettura religiosa e civile; Architettura militare; Scultura; Pittura su legno e su rame, etc. ; Pittura murale; Pittura su vetro, mosaici, smalti; Incisione; Stampa; Legature. L'apparato iconografico imponente, rimasto ancor oggi ineguato è costituito da centinaia di tavole in bianco e nero, e centinaia di tavole cromolitografiche. Legatura in piena percalina verde scuro, dorso a 5 nervi con titoli oro agli scomparti. Gommatura trasparente a tutti i tagli. Opera allo stato di perfetto.

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