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        Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie. Sixth Edition.

      Boston: William D. Ticknor & Company, 1848 - Duodecimo. Original dun cloth, title gilt to spine, large gilt floral wreath to the centre of both boards contained within blind panelling, cream surface paper endpapers. A little rubbed, head and tail of the spine chipped, short split at the head of the upper joint, hinges a little cracked, light toning, but overall very good. Sixth edition, one year after the first. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Sarah Butler from her friend, Fanny [Kemble,] December 25th/'45," and with the Butler Place bookplate to the front pastedown. Sarah was Fanny Kemble's elder daughter, named for her aunt, the great tragedienne Sarah Siddons. When Kemble's abolitionism forced her separation from her plantation-owning husband Pierce Butler, her daughters remained in his custody. In 1848 she was touring England, in an attempt to rehabilitate her career, when she was " summoned to America, where her husband filed divorce proceedings on the grounds of desertion; batteries of expensive lawyers were hired on both sides, but Butler finally agreed to a settlement without the formality of a trial, to prevent revelation of evidence extremely embarrassing to him. It was a long and bitter divorce, but it was settled with surface amicability; Fanny was to have $2500 a year and access to the children, who were to live with their father. Butler tried every stratagem to keep from fulfilling the conditions, to the extreme pain of Fanny, who resumed her maiden name." (ODNB) An extremely emotive piece; a Christmas gift, inscribed in the midst of a highly-contested divorce, by a mother to her 13 year-old daughter, "her friend." A number of passages have been marked in the margins in pencil, including these lines; "Talk not of wasted affection, affection was never wasted;/ If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters, returning/ Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment " [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        MITCHELL'S NATIONAL MAP OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC OR UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. TOGETHER WITH MAPS OF THE VICINITIES OF THIRTY-TWO OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES AND TOWNS IN THE UNION.

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, . 1848 - Wall map, 39 x 49 inches, full period color. Surrounded by thirty-two small maps of individual American cities. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. Some creasing, toning, and staining, but overall in very good condition. The fifth edition of an important wall map of the United States, following editions of 1843, 1844, 1845, and 1846. Along with thirty-two small maps of individual American cities, there are two important additional inset maps, which appeared first in the 1846 version: "Map of Oregon Territory" (shown encompassing Oregon and Washington) and "Map of the State of Texas." The change in the Oregon Territory inset is significant, in that the inset on the 1846 edition showed Oregon going north into Canada, while the present inset shows Oregon Territory constrained by the boundaries of the Treaty of 1846. Texas includes virtually all of present-day New Mexico. Another two additional inset maps ("Map of the North- Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842" showing the Maine-Canada boundary, and "Map of the Southern part of Florida") are carried over from earlier versions of the map. There are also two population tables. As with all of Mitchell's early maps of the United States, the main map extends no further west than the 95th meridian (eastern Texas). Due to the tremendous territorial growth west of the 95th meridian brought about by the Mexican War (1846-48), the map was discontinued after 1850. The map, engraved by J.H. Brightly, also appeared at least once (1843) in a pocket map format, with the thirty-two town plans on a separate sheet. Not in Phillips' MAPS, which lists the 1843 edition. The present map is significantly different in size than the 1848 Mitchell wall map described in Rumsey 2300. An important map showing territorial gains made in the Mexican War.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Discursos políticos sobre la legislación y la historia del antiguo reino de Aragón

      Imp. S. Vicente, Madrid 1848 - 4º, 512 p, 1 hoj. Impreso en buen papel, con grandes márgenes. Plena piel, lomo y planos decorados en oro. Cortes dorados. Ruedas doradas en cejas. Guardas de seda. Demostración de la falsedad de la fórmula atribuida al juramento político de los reyes de la Corona de Aragón, citada por Francisco Hotman, historia crítica de la legislación aragonesa y de su codificación, y examen de los diferentes códices y diversas clases de juramentos reales. Historia. Corona de Aragón. Legislación. Cortes catalanas. History. Crown of Aragon. Legislation. Catalan Corts.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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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].

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Album romantico con 35 grabados ingleses del siglo XIX. Diversos autores y titulos. ( Coqueteria española,Alrededores de Almeria,Daphnis y Cloe,Valldemora Mallorca, etc )

      L artiste - piel algo rozada, buena conservación en general algunas manchas del tiempo. Siglo XIX, hacia 1848. 0 págs.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA EPOPEYA]
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        Registres de l'Hôtel de Ville de Paris pendant la Fronde suivis d'une relation de ce qui s'est passé dans la ville et l'abbaye de Saint-Denis à la même époque. Pub. pour la S.H.F.

      À Paris, Chez Jules Renouard, 1846-1848, - 3 vol. gr. in-8, XXIV-474 pp., XII-459 pp. et 512 pp., index, demi-veau cerise, dos à nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque). Petites épidermures.Bel exemplaire avec ex-libris armorié du comte Renouard de Bussière.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Historia Universal y Moderna, Escrita En Frances Por El Conde De Segur y Traducida al Español Por Don Alberto Lista. Tomo 8

      Mariano Galvan, México 1848 - Con correciones, notas y adciones. Segunda edición. Con nuevos aumentos en la historia de varios paises, y muy considerables en la de la República Mexicana y adornada con láminas finas litográficas. Imprenta de Santiago Pérez. 11 tomos y 1 suplemento [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alberto López Pasquali]
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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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        Le Moyen Age et La Renissance: Histoire et Description Des Moeurs et Usages, Du Commerce et De l'Industries, Des Sciences, Des Arts, Des Litteratures et Des Beaux Arts En Europe (5 volumes)

      Administration, 5 Rue Du Pont De Lodi, Paris - 4to - over 9¾. Book. 1848 to 1851. All first editions. Illustrated with numerous color chormolithographic plates. Gilt-stamped linen with red morocco spines, gilt fleur-de-lys emblems on spine, raised bands, edges all gilt. Other than minor soilage to boards, tight, exquisite copy of this lavishly illustrated history. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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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        Signed Manuscript Confession: Three American Men Pilfer the Grave of Francisco Pizarro, 1848.

      1848 - Callao, Peru, 1848. Manuscript Document in English, 1 page. Folio. Double leaf, measuring approximately 22cm x 32cm. Previously folded into envelope form, addressed to a wealthy merchant in Philadelphia. Signed in the original by the three thieves, and dated 10 January 1848. Indication of moisture to small segment of right edge, otherwise in excellent condition, beautifully preserved, clean and bright. In this document two parties reveal the crime which took place January 1847, disclosing the fact that a bribe was necessary to enter the vault even just to see the body, and describing the state of the body, followed by a rather disturbing and unabashed confession of their violation to the cadaver. Clearly the two parties felt justified in their actions, although having the keenness to distract the guard would indicate a sensitivity the error of their ways. A third party witnesses the brazen occurrence. Mr. S. Brolasky (1815-1891) would be the unsuspecting recipient of the parcel, purportedly containing this letter, together with a piece of dry flesh from Pizarro's leg. An innovative and enterprising business man who accumulated great wealth, he regularly perused the papers for news of the wrecking vessels on the Atlantic coast, to sell recovered items, thus a segment of Pizarro's remains would have been of great interest to him indeed! He was known as a merchant of dry goods in Philadelphia, making large auction purchases of cloth, though also engaged in real estate and other transactions. Evidently he was often involved in lawsuits. Highly interesting is an article published 10 August 1891 in the New York Times (not included here), 83 years later, describing dismemberments to the body of the deceased conquistador, as well as the absence of his armour. The article presents information published in several contemporary Peruvian newspapers at the time that Pizarro's remains were being removed from the vault under the cathedral altar, to be placed in the chapel of viceroys in the same cathedral. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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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]

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        NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNAISSANCE FROM FORT LEAVENWORTH, IN MISSOURI, TO SAN DIEGO, IN CALIFORNIA, INCLUDING PARTS OF THE ARKANSAS, DEL NORTE, AND GILA RIVERS.

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNOISSANCE, FROM FORT LEAVENWORTH, IN MISSOURI, TO SAN DIEGO, IN CALIFORNIA, INCLUDING PARTS OF THE ARKANSAS, DEL NORTE, AND GILA RIVERS. SENATE, 30TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION. EXEC. NO. 7.

      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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        Wuthering Heights

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1848 - First American edition. Publisher's brown cloth, decorated and embossed in blind, and decorated and titled in gilt on the spine. Contemporary owner's name of Edwin Troxley Freedley ("E.T. Freedley May 12 / 48"), lacks the rear free endpaper, spine cloth worn down to the text block at the crown, some evidence (albeit small) of repair to the cloth on the spine, some foxing in the text, a good copy. Freedley was a Philadelphia-born author, mostly on business and technological subjects, particularly his important and bestselling *Practical Treatise on Business* (1852). A realistic alternative for collectors seeking the British edition, of which only a handful of copies have been offered in the past three decades, and which costs in excess of $150,000 when found. See this book in 3D on our site. [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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        THE GOLD REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA: BEING A SUCCINCT DESCRIPTION OF THE GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, TOPOGRAPHY, AND GENERAL FEATURES OF CALIFORNIA: INCLUDING A CAREFULLY PREPARED ACCOUNT OF THE GOLD REGIONS OF THAT FORTUNATE COUNTRY. PREPARED FROM OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS AND OTHER AUTHENTIC SOURCES.

      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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        HAND-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE TO HER SISTER

      - 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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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED BY THOMAS HART BENTON, DISCUSSING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION OF 1848].

      Washington. March 28, 1848. - [2]pp., plus integral blank. Folio. Old fold lines. Lightly soiled. About very good. In a tan cloth folder, gilt leather label. Letter written by Senator Thomas Hart Benton to "Messrs. Stubbs, Ennis, Sheaham, &c., a committee, &c.," discussing the French Revolution of 1848, in which he mentions the Marquis de Lafayette's desire for democracy for the French people. The Revolution of 1848 saw an end to the French monarchy and the beginnings of the Second Republic. The Republic, however, lacked strong organization and leadership, and in 1851, President Louis Napoleon disbanded the elected assembly and declared himself Napoleon III. The second French empire would last until 1871, when the Third Republic was established, lasting until World War II. In 1848, however, feelings were high and positive, as shown in this letter by Benton. He writes: "Above fifty years ago Lafayette said to the Constituent Assembly of France: 'For a people to be free, it is sufficient that they will it.' These brief, but profound words, have just had their impressive realization on the very spot on which that disciple of Washington spoke them. The French Revolution of 1848 is one of Will. The People willed it! and it came! and the first act of the Provisional Government, for the future government of France, is one of deference to the national Will. A national election is ordered, and the whole question of their future government is referred to the votes of the French people. If, in that election, the expression of the national Will shall correspond with its present manifestation, then the fate of France is fixed by those who have a right to fix it, and wo[e] to the sacrilegious hand that touches this work." Thomas Hart Benton (1782- 1858) was a Missouri Senator and statesman who served in the U.S. Senate for thirty years, during the crucial years leading up to the Civil War (1821-1851). Prior to his service in the Senate, he fought in the War of 1812 and fought several duels - including one sword and pistol brawl with Andrew Jackson, though he later became a Jackson supporter and a staunch Democrat. He broke with his party, however, over slavery and secession, staunchly arguing for preservation of the Union.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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