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        Public Economy for the United States

      Tarrif as Essential to Secure FreedomCOLTON, Calvin. Public Economy for the United States. New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1848.First edition. With the inscription \"Hon. J. Colamer with Respects of the Author\" to the front free endpaper. J. Colamer was a Senator from Virginia. Large octavo. [7] 8-536 pp. Publisher\'s brown cloth gilt spine lettering. Some light foxing throughout. A near fine copy.Born in Longmeadow, Massachussets, Colton was ordained in 1816 and worked as a pastor in western New York. He later became a professor of political economy at Trinity College, Connecticut. He was a strong advocate for the protection of home industries and most of his writings reflect that. Public Economy for the United States is his most extensive work. Colton said he preferred \'public economy\' over \'political economy\' because the word \'political\' had been abused. Political economy is \"the application of knowledge derived from experience to a given position, to given interests, and to given institutions of an independant state or nation for the increase of public and private wealth. Freedom is a thing of \'commercial value\' and the parts of the world most free require protection against those less so because the sole object of protection is to maintain and fortify freedom. Protection as opposed to Free Trade thus accords with the principles of the American Revolution\" (Dorfman II, 778). Kress C.7332.HBS 66814.$2,500

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      Philadelphia: Wagner & McGuigan, Lithographers, [1848]. - Two folio lithographs, each 17 x 21 1/2 inches, matted to 22 x 26 inches. First lithograph with several minor neatly repaired tears; expertly backed with heavier paper. Second lithograph with some very minor wear and soiling. Very good. This extremely rare pair of lithographs is one of the very few printed records of the first official American expedition to Japan, the diplomatic mission of Commodore James Biddle which attempted to establish formal relations between the United States and Japan in 1846. Although overshadowed by the famous and successful mission of Commodore Matthew Perry seven years later, the Biddle expedition deserves far greater fame. It was, in fact, the first official contact between America and Japan, and certainly a necessary precursor to Perry's breakthrough of 1853. This graphic representation of the events of the visit, with the extensive textual gloss accompanying each plate, given the dearth of written accounts by the key figures, is the most important published record of the Biddle expedition. The prints depict Biddle's ships, the Columbus and the Vincennes, in Tokyo Bay during Biddle's visit of July 20 to 29, 1846. Commodore James Biddle, a distinguished naval career officer and scion of a noted Philadelphia family, served his country in a diplomatic capacity on various occasions. Because of this, he was a reasonable choice in 1845 to head a mission to exchange ratifications of the first treaty between the United States and China, after which he was to attempt to negotiate a treaty with Japan. Biddle sailed from New York in June 1845, concluding the treaty with China early in 1846 and cruising along the Chinese coast throughout that spring. In early July, Biddle proceeded to the next part of his mission, sailing for Japan on the 7th. Rather than sail for the open port of Nagasaki, he decided to make directly for Yeddo (modern-day Tokyo), arriving there on July 20, mindful of his instructions to "ascertain if the ports of Japan are accessible," but "not in such a manner as to excite a hostile feeling or a distrust of the Government of the United States." Biddle's ships moved up Tokyo Bay on July 21, 1846, but were stopped by numerous small vessels carrying armed soldiers. His ships remained at anchor about fifteen miles below Tokyo for the duration of their visit. After an initial confrontation in which Japanese officials demanded that the Americans surrender their weapons, peaceful relations were established and numerous Japanese visited the ships, bringing many supplies as gifts. The first of the lithographs depicts the American warships at anchor, surrounded by many smaller Japanese vessels. Biddle continued negotiations to be received on shore, without success. Finally it was arranged that he would present an address to suitable Japanese officials on board a Japanese vessel, and he arrived in full uniform for the occasion. However, upon boarding the boat, the Commodore was deliberately knocked over by a common sailor. The Japanese officials professed to be mortified, and Biddle accepted their apology without insisting on harsh punishment for the offender. Subsequently there was much debate over whether Biddle had helped or hurt the American position by losing face or being magnanimous, depending on one's point of view, and this dialectic is still pursued by historians today. In any case, much of Commodore Perry's behavior in Japan seven years later was designed to avoid such an incident. Feeling that he had carried out his instructions as far as they could be pursued, Biddle accepted from his reluctant hosts both supplies and a tow out to sea to catch the wind. For their part, the Japanese were happy to aid him in departing. A small fleet of rowboats towed the American warships from their anchorage, and this scene is the subject of the second lithograph. After the departure on July 19, Biddle made for Hawaii, where he learned of the outbreak of the Mexican War. As a result, instead of heading h

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        Dombey and Son

      Bradbury & Evans 1848 - First edition in book form; early issue. Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exploration, by Charles Dickens and with illustrations by H.K. Brownie. 1848 stated on the title page. Quarter leather binding with marbled paper covered boards and gilt pinstripe detailing. Decorative gilt detailing on spine. A very handsome book. Moderate edgewear and rubbing. Slight tanning of the pages. Very good condition. Comes housed in a custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SCHWARZENBACH/ Saale: Gesamtansicht, um 1848, Lithographie, koloriert, 16x22 cm

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        View of West Point, United States Military Academy.from Fort Putnam

      London: Ackermann & Co., 1848. A STUNNING VIEW OF THE HUDSON RIVER BY ONE OF THE GREAT AQUATINT ENGRAVERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Aquatint with original hand color Framed size: 32" x 40" Robert Havell, Jr.'s (1793-1878) lush and vibrant View of West Point. was one of the most well-known aquatint engravings of the latter nineteenth century. Indeed, it presents a spectacular view of the Hudson River Valley as crafted by one of the era's master landscape painters and engravers. . Book.

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        Travels in the Great Sahara Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1848. Containing a Narrative of Personal Adventures, during a Tour of Nine Months throught the Desert, amongst the Touaricks and other Tribes of Saharan People; Including a Description of the Oases and Cities of Ghat, Ghadames, and Mourzuk. 2 volumes, octavo (221 x 137 mm). Original green morocco-grain cloth, titles to spines gilt, decorative frames to boards in blind, Glasgow coat of arms gilt-stamped to front boards, pale yellow endpapers. Engraved frontispieces, 24 woodcuts in text, and one engraved folding map. Glasgow High School prize copy with bookplates to front pastedowns. Spines sunned, corners and spine ends bumped, inner hinges of Volume II cracked but holding firm, short closed tear to folding map stub. A very good set. First edition of this account of James Richardson's (1806–1851) first expedition to Africa. Richardson was an English explorer and ardent anti-slavery campaigner; he considered the slave trade to be "the most gigantic system of wickedness that world has ever seen" (Wright, Libya, Chad and the Central Sahara, p. 68). In 1845, Richardson joined a Sahara-bound expedition leaving Tripoli. With it, he travelled to "Ghadames, became the first European to visit Ghat, and, after a nine-month long and arduous journey through Fezzan, arrived safely back in Tripoli" (Embacher, cataloguer's translation). His account includes descriptions of the major cities in the Fezzan region, trade routes and oases, as well as the culture, religion, and traditions of the Tuaregs. Richardson also frequently refers to the trans-Saharan slave trade and the position of slaves in local Tuareg communities, a subject he had already discussed in his "Report on the Slave-Trade of the Great Desert", written for the Anti-Slavery Reporter and Aborigines' Friend upon his return to London in 1846. Upon publication, The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society wrote of Richardson's Travels: "These volumes are useful contributions to our knowledge of the interior of the imperfectly known regions of Northern Africa; and they describe some hundreds of miles of desert routes over which no Europeans had previously passed, as well as several of the cities of the Desert, of which we had not before received accounts from European visitors" (JRGS, vol. 18, p. lix).

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        Du Systeme social et des lois qui le regissent.

      Paris, Guillaumin & Cie, 1848.. In-8, broche, couverture imprimee (qqs accrocs a la couv<erture), xvi, 360 p. Rare edition originale de cet ouvrage fondateur. "Cette oeuvre de Quetelet fut inspiree par les lecons qu'il donna aux princes de Saxe-Cobourg et Gotha. Elle est d'ailleurs dediee au Prince Albert, epoux de la reine Victoria. Quetelet y etudie les phenomenes sociaux dans leur developpement. Continuation de ses etudes sur l'homme et sur l'etat social (...), il y reprend et complete sa theorie de l''homme moyen' et montre que 'la loi des causes accidentelles est une loi generale qui s'applique aux individus comme aux peuples' (...). Dans cette etude, Quetelet pose les jalons d'une sociologie et d'une philosophie de l'histoire. Il considera cet ouvrage comme l'esquisse d'une science nouvelle" (Exposition Quetelet, A.R. de Belgique, n° 72). Louis Villerme s'occupa des epreuves de cet ouvrage qui fut tire a petit nombre d'exemplaires par Guillaumin. (Einaudi, 4594. Goldsmiths'-Kress Online, n°35532). Bon exemplaire..

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        Autograph musical quotation signed "S. Thalberg."

      4 bars in 2/4 dated London, May 20, 1848. Notated in ink on a slip of music manuscript paper with decorative border (London, J. & F. Harwood) 82 x 204 mm., cut down from a larger sheet. &#11;&#11;Slightly worn; rust stains from early paper clip just touching notation; small tear at blank upper margin not affecting notation; remains of former mount to two edges of verso. . "Together with Liszt, Thalberg must be ranked as the greatest virtuoso pianist of the mid-19th century..." Robert Wangermèe in Grove online

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        A Narrative of the Expedition Sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger in 1841. 2 volume set

      Richard Bentley, London 1848 - xviii, 509pp; viii, 511pp. Plates, maps and woodcuts. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Rebound. Scattered browning. All edges marbled. Frontis plates missing Light Blue hardback board cover [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Engelsturtz.

      (München, 1848).. Lithograph. Einblattdruck. 49 x 38 cm.. Nicht bei Pfister, Lentner und Maillinger. - "Die wohl bekannteste Lola-Montez-Karikatur hat Komposition, Bildidee und Bildaufbau dem bekannten Rubens-Bild der Münchner Alten Pinakothek entlehnt. Sie soll von Franz Seitz, dem Direktor für Dekoration am Münchner Hoftheater, stammen und seit Ende Februar 1848 in München verbreitet worden sein" (Mit Zorn und Eifer. Karikaturen aus der Revolution 1848/49. Der Bestand des Reiss-Museums Mannheim, Kat.-Nr. 15). - Auf dem Blatt ist der "11. Feb. 1848" als Tag der vom Volk erzwungenen Abreise der Mätresse des Königs genannt. - Knickspuren, wenig fleckig.

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        Le Garde-Civique, Journal Hebdomadaire. [Complet: n°1 27 juin 1848 - n°13 19 sept 1848].

      Louvain, J. Jorand-Dusart, juin-sept. 1848.. In-4, 13 livraisons de 4 p., en un volume plein cartonnage de l'epoque (leg. frotte avec quelques manques), 52 p. (pagination continue), qqs petites dechirures de papier sans manque, texte sur 2 colonnes, 13 caricatures lithographiees a pleine page. Journal cree au moment de l'organisation de la Garde Civique dans la ville de Louvain, avec l'ambition d'agir sur les premieres elections. "Nous recherchons, quels sont, dans notre cite, les hommes les plus dignes de marcher a a tete de notre garde bourgeoise ". Un dessin caricature accompagne chaque numero. Compte-rendu des evenements, commentaires, les elections et les resultats avec la composition integrale de la Garde Civique, dispositions legislatives, courrier des lecteurs et annonces "Publication tres curieuse et tres recherchee" (cf. A., 'Recherches sur la presse periodique louvaniste', L. Braeckmans, 1904, p. 44-45.). Contient relie en texte: la partition d'une " marche dediee a la Garde-Civique Belge" par Emile Colbeau et Auguste Tennstedt, entierement lithographiee par P. Barella a Louvain, 1848, partition avec paroles et musique sous couverture illustree..

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        Northanger Abbey and Persuasion

      Richard Bentley, London 1848 - A very good copy in the original Bentley Standard Novels decorative cloth binding. The two novels were reprinted in one volume by Bentley as part of his Standard Novels series in 1833. This is an early reissue from that series, printed in 1848, but retaining the engraved frontispiece from the original 1833 version. With black and white frontispiece by Pickering, title page for Northanger Abbey dated 1848, text, title page for Persuasion and text with continuous page numbering. The original cloth binding with gilt decoration to spine and blind stamped decoration on the boards is in very good condition. It has been expertly rebacked, retaining the whole of the original spine, and is sound and clean, with a little bumping to board corners. The endpapers list novels in the Standard Novels and Romances series. There is an ink signature from 1887 to the reverse of the fep. The contents are sound and clean with just the occasional spot and light brown toning to the pages. A very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stahlstich-Sammlung nach den vorzüglichsten Gemälden der Dresdener Galerie.

      . Nebst Text. Der Neue Kunstverein. Neue Serie. 2 vols. in one. Leipzig und Dresden: Payne [1848-51]. With in all 136 steelengraved plates. (4) + 354 pp. Bound with all edges gilt i nice newer halfleather with golddec. on spine. Except from minor waterstain generally a nice and clean copy. * Originally issued in 42 parts. Complete..

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Madrid. 291 pag + indice. 1848. Diccionario de los delitos y las penas que contiene sus definiciones arregladas al espiritu de las disposiciones del Codigo penal. Dificil en comercio. Ref 7.4 Biblioteca AL.

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

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

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. Codigo Penal de Espana. 1848. 3h+128Pag+1h. 22X16. La Obra que presentamos era de Gregorio de Ayneto Echevarria. Gran Juridico de Aragon del siglo XIX. Continua: Indice Alfabetico del Codigo Penal de Espana. 108Pag. Ref 7.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Catlin's Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe, with his North American Indian Collection

      New-York: Burgess, Stringer & Co., 1848. - 2 volumes. 8vo., (8 7/8 x 5 ¾ inches). Half titles (very occasional spotting). Fine lithographed frontispiece in volume I (a bit loose); 23 lithographed plates. Original publisher's brown cloth, both covers blind-ruled, the smooth spine blind-ruled in five compartments, gilt-lettered in two; volume II mostly unopened (head and foot of spines chipped). Provenance: Contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of Jonathan S. Lawrence to front pastedown of volume I, dated March 8, 1861; presented to Samuel Lawrence Jr. on front pastedown in volume II. First American edition, first published in London the same year. A prospectus for Catlin's Indian Gallery, with which he toured America and London, desperately trying to find a buyer for the collection: "Artists before him had painted Indian dignitaries visiting in Washington, D.C., or had portrayed them in council with American officials in the field. Catlin's claim to originality turned on the nature and extent of his coverage. Besides more than 300 portraits of men and women from some fifty tribes, he displayed 200 paintings of Indians on their own turf, going about their everyday activities. His catalogs and advertising emphasized these "beautiful Landscapes of the Prairies of the 'Far West' - Views of Indian villages - Dances, Sports and Amusements" (New York Morning Herald, 27 Nov. 1837). He rightfully insisted that he was the first artist to offer the world a representative picture of Indian life based on personal observation. Though he described his paintings in his 1837 catalog as "rather as fac similes of what he has seen, than as finished works of art" (p. 36), his best portraits (Black Hawk, Buffalo Bull, Red Bear, Mint, Mountain of Rocks, Sky-se-ro-ka, Osceola, and Little Wolf, for example) show people, not romantic stereotypes, and the ethnographic value of his work has only appreciated with the passage of time. "Catlin formed his Indian Gallery without government patronage, but he turned to Congress in May 1838 confident it would reward his enterprise by purchasing his collection. Frustrated in this hope, he nevertheless became a regular supplicant, petitioning Congress with an urgency that mounted with his debts. Certain he would find a more receptive audience in Europe, he moved to England in November 1839. After touring his gallery throughout Great Britain, he took his collection in April 1845 to Paris, where he was entertained by King Louis-Philippe. But fame never translated into fortune for Catlin, and in 1848, fleeing ahead of a revolution that swept Louis-Philippe off the throne, he returned to London with his three daughters; his wife and only son had died during his stay in France. His gallery was no longer a novelty in England, and though a book recounting his experiences abroad (Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe, with His North American Indian Collection [1848]), lectures, and American emigration schemes kept his name before the British public, Catlin continued to slide toward financial ruin" (Brian W. Dippie for DNB). 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 Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS113. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Raccolta per ordine cronologico di tutti gli atti, decreti, nomine ecc del Governo provv. della Repubblica veneta non che Scritti, Avvisi, Desiderj ecc. di Cittadini privati che si riferiscono all'epoca presente.

      Andreola,, Venezia, 1848 - Otto tomi legati in cinque volumi di cm. 23,5, pp. 796; 515 (1); 466; 565; 635 (1); 600; 582; 486. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi lisci con filetti e titoli in oro. Qualche fioritura sparsa, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Copiosa fonte di notizie storiche riguardanti il periodo principale del primo Risorgimento italiano. Non comune e molto interessante per la comprensione degli avvenimenti politici e storici del tempo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Our Street. Second Edition

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1848. Small 4to, (7 1/4 x 5 1/2 ins.), (2), 54, (1, ads.)pp. With a frontispiece, illustrated title-page, and 14 color plates. Full crushed blue morocco extra, backstrip richly gilt, gilt edges, original printed wrappers bound in. A fine copy. Second edition of this attractive little book, in a luxurious binding. With a 1p. ALS from Thackeray to [Mark] Lemon: "My dear Lemon: If I made an article with scarcely any writing simply illustrative of the progress of Influenza among the contributors would it be sufft: or do you want a travel in London too? I&#39;m awfully pressed with Our Street but I&#39;ll do both cheerfully if required by my chief. Yours til 5. WMT." This letter must be c. 1847 just before "Our Street" came out. Mark Lemon was the editor of Punch and is often said to have been the "face" of John Bull.

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        Lays of the Western World

      Putnam, 1848. Hardcover. Very Good. Sinclair, T. New York: Putnam, [1848]. Full black sheep, over beveled and tooled boards. Not paginated [40 pp.]. Recently rebacked in matching black calf. Hinges reinforced. Binding VG+, text block near fine.

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        Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848., 1848. First Edition, First Issue of the text with &#39;Rustic&#39; Vanity Fair heading to Chapter One, and &#39;Mr.Pitt&#39; for Sir Pitt&#39; p.453, and with the later suppressed Marquis of Steyne woodcut on p.336. Bound by Sotheran and Co in half red morocco with full gilt backs, cloth sides, marbled edges and endpapers. Light, gentle wear and marking to covers, internally clean with particularly bright plates. The author&#39;s defining novel; the improving tale of Becky Sharp. Listed in BBC&#39;s Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]

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        Das Germanische Todtenlager bei Selzen in der Provinz Rheinhessen dargestellt und erläutert von den Gebrüdern W. und L. Lindenschmit

      Victor von Zabern, Mainz 1848.. Gr.-Oktav (ca. 17,5 x 25 cm). Rückenbroschur. 2 Bll., 54 S., mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, 1 lithographischen Karte des Fundortes, sowie 17 farbig gedruckten lithographischen Tafeln. Erste Ausgabe. Sehr selten. - Die Schrift ist mit vorliegenden 17 Tafeln komplett! Die Angabe von 21 Tafeln in diversen online verfügbaren Bibliothekskatalogen bezieht sich unkritisch auf die letzte gedruckte Tafelnummer und nimmt keinerlei Kenntnis davon, daß die Nummerierung der Tafeln sich nicht auf deren Fortlauf bezieht, sondern die einzelnen Gräber der Ausgrabungsstelle identifiziert (vgl. S. 20-22 der Schrift, auf denen die Tafeln im einzelnen beschrieben sind). Zur Grabstelle Nr. 13 finden sich dementsprechend zwei, jeweils mit &#132;13&#147; bezeichnete, Tafeln, die abschließende (in oben genannten Fällen irriger Aufnahmen durch Bibliotheken willkürlich als Nr. 21 gezählte) Tafel bildet dagegen nicht zugeordnete Funde ab und blieb seitens der Autoren konsequenterweise unpaginiert.

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        Kumagai jin&#39;ya no dan, Kumagai&#39;s Battle-camp

      This work is a beautiful yakusha-e (kabuki actors&#39; print) triptych. The instant print groups five actors on a total of three sheets. Artist: Utagawa (Baido) Kunimasa IV (1848-1920). Title: Kumagai jin&#39;ya no dan, Kumagai&#39;s battle-camp. Publ.: Not deciphered but name/address of artist and of publisher believed listed to left of toshidama seal in left-hand triptych. Date: Meiji (Believed to be 1880s. After 1889 he is not known to have signed Baido Kunimasa, as here). Almost certainly an early pull of the first edition. Size: (HxW) 14.6" x 9.8" (each of 3 pieces) of triptych. Oban tate-e. Signature: Baido Kunimasa hitsu, with toshidama seal. Condition: Near Fine impression and state. No creasing observed. Immensely clean, front and back, save for occasional very small color blotches, quite minor. Sharp, occasionally broken key block lines and with well-registered colors. Vibrant aniline dye colors, slight to moderate color transfer. As to color choices, a riot of color, with greens, reds, bright pink, light yellow, blues, purple, and black dominating. Untrimmed top and left margins. Very little soiling. Unbacked. Over all a Very Good Plus triptych. Comments: From the play Ichi-no tani futaba gunki, The Chronicle of the Battle of Ichi-no Tani, between the Heiki (Taira) and Genji (Minamoto). Specifically, the final scene of Act III, San no kiri. Depicted, from left to right: Sagami, Atsumori, Kumagai Naozane, Midaroku, and Yoshitsune. Actors portraying these characters may have been: Kataoka Gado III (Midaroku); Ichikawa Kuzo III (Kumagai); Bando Kakitsu I (Atsumori); Ichikawa Gonjuro (Yoshitsune). Actors striking vivid mie or poses. Compare the present triptych with a triptych print by Kunichika of 1879 in the Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints depicting a scene from the same play. "Originally born Takenouchi Hidehisa, the artist [Kunimasa IV] used multiple go (artist names) during his career including Baido Hosai, Baido Kunimasa, Kochoro, Kunimasa IV, Kunisada III and Toyokuni V. Early in his career he used the go Kunimasa IV and Baido Hosai. In 1889 he succeeded as head of the Utagawa line and took the go Kunisada III. Later in his career he claimed the title Toyokuni IV, but that go was already taken (a fact that he refused to recognize), so he is referred to as Toyokuni V. He studied under Toyokuni III at age 11 and then under Utagawa Kunisada I (1786-1865), Kunisada II and Tokokuni III. He specialized in Meiji actor prints and along with Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) is considered by some as the best of the yakusha-e artists.". Signed by Illustrator. Presumed First Edition. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Kunimasa. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Reichs-Gesetz-Blatt. 1. Stück, 29. 9. 1848 - 18. Stück, 7. 6. 1849 (alles Erschienene) 160 S. Dazu: 1 Bl. "Bekanntmachung" (Vorankündigung des Reichs-Gesetz-Blattes). 4°. Pappbd d. Z. (Kanten berieben).

      Frankfurt, (Naumann), 1848-1849.. . Vollständige, äußerst seltene Folge, die im 8. Stück (S. 49-60) das "Gesetz betreffend die Grundrechte des deutschen Volks" und im 16. Stück (S. 101-147) die von der Nationalversammlung am 28. März 1849 bekundete Verfassung des deutschen Reiches enthält. Es handelt sich hier um den 1. Druck der ersten deutschen demokratischen Verfassung und um den 1. Druck der ersten Fixierung der Grundrechte des deutschen Volkes! Beide Gesetze sind hervorragende Dokumente zur Geschichte unserer Demokratie, die ihre Wirkung bis weit in unser Jahrhundert zeitigten. "Die Väter des Grundgesetzes von 1948 waren gut beraten, sich an dem ein Jahrhundert alten Gesetzentwurf der Paulskirchen-Abgeordneten zu orientieren. Etwa 95% der wichtigsten Grundsätze unseres heutigen Grundgesetzes befinden sich bereits im Text von 1848!" (Voerster). - Das erste Blatt mit kleinem, altem Bibliotheksstempel. Nur anfangs gering stockfleckig. - Friedlaender 72.

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      London: Henry Bohn, 1848.. Two volumes. viii,264; viii,266pp. plus 313 handcolored etchings on 180 plates, including three maps (one folding). Large, thick octavo. Contemporary three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt. Extremities lightly worn. Bookplates on front pastedown. Minor scattered foxing and soiling; some occasional light offsetting. Very good. A later edition of Catlin&#39;s LETTERS AND NOTES..., styled "7th edition" on the titlepage. The London publisher, Henry Bohn, took over publication in 1845 and altered the title to that given above. What is important in this copy is the colored plates. According to Sabin (who knew Bohn well, personally, and was certainly in a position to know), "Mr. Bohn had twelve or more copies colored after the fancy of the artist who did the work, but tolerably well. Such copies are worth $60 a set." In fact, a set brought $24 at the Field sale in 1875. By comparison, a copy of the ...INDIAN PORTFOLIO... sold for only $1.50. Howes states that various editions published by Bohn appear with the plates colored. It would seem likely that Sabin is correct, and only about a dozen were produced. The plates themselves are clean, fresh, and very handsomely colored. It is impossible to identify the colorist, but it was quite possibly was one of the Catlin copyists working in England at that time, John Cullum or Rosa Bonhuer. The plates illustrate scenes of Indian life in the West, or are portraits of individual Indians. The book was and is one of the most widely circulated works on American Indians written in the 19th century, and the illustrations so beautifully presented herein remain the most important body of illustrative material for wild Indian life in the American West. FIELD 260. HOWES C241. McCRACKEN 8K. CLARK III:141. SABIN 11537. STREETER SALE 4277 (1866 ed). PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 685. WAGNER-CAMP 84:12.

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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

      Washington, D.C.: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1848. Hardcover. Fair. 8vo - over 7? - 9?" tall. This report became an important text for westward bound explorers. Fully collated, Senate edition. All maps present. Missing plate "Fire Place Rock," includes extra plate "View of Mt. Graham." Maps include: Sketch of the Actions Fought at San Pasqual in Upper California between the Americans and Mexicans Dec. 6th & 7th. 1846; Sketch of the Passage of the Rio San Gabriel Upper California by the Americans, Discomfiting the Opposing Mexican Forces January 8th. 1847; Sketch of the Battle of Los Angeles Upper California Fought between the Americans and Mexicans Jany. 9th. 1847; and Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas, Rio del Norte and Rio Gila, by W. H. Emory, Lieut. Top. Engrs. Assisted from Fort Leavenworth to Santa Fe, by Lieuts. J. W. Abert and W. G. Peck. And from Santa Fe to San Diego on the Pacific, by Lieut W. H. Warner and Mr. Norman Bestor, Made in 1846-7, with the Advance Guard of the Army of the West, Under Command of Brig. Gen. Stephn. W. Kearny. Constructed under the Orders of Col. J. J. Abert. Ch. Corps Top. Engrs. 1847. This last map, not present in all copies, is mounted on linen in three sections, individually rolled. Dark brown cloth binding is worn on edges, rear board is becoming detached. Part of map pocket missing at rear. Previous owner name and bookplate on front endpaper. Wagner-Camp 148:2.

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        The Royal South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1848

      J. Stephens, Adelaide 1848 - Duodecimo, 126 (last blank), xxiv, xvi (advertisements), title cropped at top and bottom edges, otherwise an excellent copy in original patterned green cloth with printed paper label (rubbed) on front board. With George McEwin's "Horticultural and Botanical Sketch of the Colony" (pp. 25-30), the extensive "Mines and Mining Companies in South Australia" (pp. 40-60), and a note on the "Boundary Line of the Province" (pp. 114-117). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Doniphan&#39;s Expedition

      Cincinnati: J. A. & U. P. James, 1848. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good. Second Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xii, 13-407pp. Illustrated. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt stamped flag and cannon illustration on front cover and gilt stamped title on spine. Includes the frontis steel engravings of Doniphan and Price. This edition includes a 9.5" by 13" fold-out map titled, "A New Map of Mexico, California & Oregon Published by J A & U P James Cincinnati 1848." Light damp stains and scattered foxing to interior including the engraved portraits. Fold-out map has a chip left upper corner confined mainly to the margin. Some edge wear and fade spots to brown cloth. Head of spine is chipped. Book is protected by mylar. Two names written on front paste down sheet and one on right front free endpaper. Jas A Frazer period ink signature on title page. First hand battle accounts by a member of the First Regiment of Missouri Cavalry. Content covers the conquest of Mexico; General Kearney&#39;s overland expedition to California; Doniphan&#39;s campaign against the Navajos; his unparalleled march upon Chihuahua and Durango; and the operations of General Price at Sante Fe. Second edition is considered the best edition according to Howes. & & Howes H 769; Graff 2004.

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        The Bee-Hunter; or, the Oak Openings.

      Richard Bentley, London 1848 - 3 volumes. Tan brown with gilt decs to spines. Marbled edges and endpapers. Edges a little faded. Ribbon markers disintegrated at top. Spines lightly cracked with lightly rubbed edges. Hinges cracked. A few small scratches or marks to boards, corners lightly bumped. Contents clean, tidy and solid. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        George Frederick (William) Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck (Welbeck Abbey 27. 02. 1802 - 21. 09. 1848 Welbeck Abbey). Engl. Lord. Politiker. Kniestück stehend mit Schriftstück in der Hand,.

      . Kupferstich ( Punktiermanier ) a.a. Chinapapier v. S. W. Reynolds n. S. Lane, 1848, 49,3 x 35,5 (H). Unten rechts auf dem Blatt der Namenszug mit Bleistift ( signiert?). - Blattgr.: 60,2 x 47 cm. - Mit breitem Rand, minimal angestaubt und stockfleckig. - Selten

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        Nouvelle Carte Spéciale des Routes de France.

      1848 - Paris, c.1848, original outline colour, 690 x 855mm Folding lines flattened, very good example. A detailed, large and decorative map of France showing all major cities and towns and the routes between them. With an inset of Paris in the top left hand corner and a table listing each 'Département' and its chief city in the top right hand corner. The whole map being surrounded by a decorative border with engraved vignettes illustrating regional dress and showing a picturesque view of a town for each region with its corresponding coat of arms alongside.

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        Sarawak; Its Inhabitants and Productions : being Notes during a Residence in that Country with His Excellency Mr. Brooke

      London: Richard Bentley, 1848. Octavo, with 7 engraved plates; a good copy in contemporary half calf, respined. The first issue (the title-page was subsequently amended to read "H.H. The Rajah Brooke") of Low&#39;s account of Sarawak at the beginning of a century of rule by the British Raj. James Brooke, a former military officer of the East India Company, had visited the territory (now part of Malaysia) in 1839 and assisted the sultan in suppressing a revolt. He was rewarded in 1841 by being granted the position of rajah of Sarawak. Despite his endeavours to suppress head-hunting, Low&#39;s account provides detailed observations of this practice, as well as information about a number of tribes, to many of whom he represented the first point of white contact.

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        The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources

      London and New York: J. and F. Tallis, n.d., but, 1848. Eight volumes, large octavo, with numerous plates and maps, some hand-coloured; a very fine, bright set in the original red cloth, spines and front boards richly decorated in gilt. .000000000000000. A set in particularly fine condition. First published in 1834 and extensively revised and extended over the next twenty years, Martin&#39;s comprehensive account of the British Colonies encapsulates the remarkable growth of the British Empire under Queen Victoria. A former Colonial Treasurer at Hong Kong, Martin&#39;s constantly revised and expanded book is "a work of extraordinary research, reference, and completeness" (Hocken), although it is perhaps now most notable for the fine series of highly decorative handcoloured Tallis maps that illustrate it. This set, complete in eight parts, is not recorded in the bibliographies, although Ferguson&#39;s 4822a describes what we take to be a prospectus for this edition. This edition not in Bagnall, Ferguson, or Hocken.

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      London, W. Clowes and Sons, HMSO, 1848.. 1848, interleaved copy, 29 pages with manuscript notes, 2 pages with watercolour diagrams, occasional ink manuscript notes to margin of text, most interleaved pages left blank. 8vo, approximately 235 x 140 mm, 9¼ x 5½ inches, a few text illustrations, 216 pages, bound in full black calf, gilt lettering to spine, blind decorations to edges of covers, " A. Neale" in gilt to upper cover, the same name in old ink on first free endpaper. Binding rubbed with light scuffing and scratching, very slight bowing to covers, light shelf wear to edges, pastedowns and endpapers have pale staining, title page has a small pale stain to top margin and is slightly dusty, pale stains to top of 7 pages at the beginning, not affecting legibility, many margins slightly dusty with the occasional pale stain, otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Preßburger Deutsche Zeitung. Verantwortlicher Redacteur: Johann Bangya, Herausgeber Heinrich Löw. Hefte 1-27 (= alles!) in 1 Band.

      Pressburg, Franz Edler von Schmid, 1848.. Folio, circa 33 x 26 cm. 108 SS. (27 x 2 Bll.) Pappband d. Zt.. Komplette Folge vom 1. Juli bis 30. August 1848 der sehr seltenen deutschsprachigen Zeitung aus Pressburg im Revolutionsjahr 1848. Im Heft 27 verabschiedet sich der Herausgeber Löw von seinen Abonnenten: er müsse seine Tätigkeit einstellen, da er gezwungen sei, "seine Heimat zu verlassen". Die Berichtertstattung konzentriert sich auf Österreich-Ungarn, insbesondere die Veränderungen im Gebiet der heutigen Slowakei und in Kroatien. Sie ist eine wichtige Quelle für das Zusammenleben und die Interessenkonflikte von Deutschen, Slowaken und Ungarn in einer Zeit des Umbruchs - Nach KVK keine Nachweise in deutschen Bibliotheken. - Gut erhalten, kaum gebräunt, hübscher Pappband.

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        17 Etchings by Sir Edwin Landseer

      Published by E. Gambart & Co [1848], London - , Contains 17 full page orginal etchings, each with publishers stamp on the page , Ex library copy with stickers on front endpapers, llight foxing to pages, , book and ethcings are in good condition , Blue cloth library binding with title and code on spine 50 x 35 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vier Haupt-Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Heil-Bäder in Böhmen: Teplitz, Karlsbad, Franzensbad, Marienbad und deren Umgebung im feinsten Englischen Stahlstich. Mit vier ganz neuen sauber kolorirten Situations-Plänen und kurzgefaßtem Text in historischen, statistisch-topographischen und medizinischen Notizen von M.D. Richter in Teplitz, M.D. Ritter de Carro in Karlsbad, M.D. Cartellieri in Franzensbad, M.D. Emil Kratzmann in Marienbad. Allen Kurgästen ein freundliches Andenken und treuer Wegweiser.,

      Karlsbad, Gebrüder Franieck, o. J. (1848). - Erstausgabe dieses schönen Ansichtenwerkes mit vier kolor. Souvenierblättern (jeweils mit Hauptansicht und 6-10 Randansichten) sowie vier kolor. Plänen von Teplitz, Karlsbad, Franzensbad und Marienbad. - Einband bestoßen u. fleckig. Kl. Nummernschildchen a. Vorderdeckel. Bindeband fehlt. Name a. Vorsatzblatt. Tlw. etw. stock- bzw. fingerfleckig. - Nebehay/W. 779. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Qu.-Fol. Mit 4 kolor. Stahlstichen u. 4 kolor. gest. Plänen. 1 Bl., 7, 9, 10, 10 S., 1 Bl., Bedruckter OPpbd. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vier Haupt-Ansichten der vorzüglichsten Heil-Bäder in Böhmen: Teplitz, Karlsbad, Franzensbad, Marienbad und deren Umgebung im feinsten Englischen Stahlstich. Mit vier ganz neuen sauber kolorirten Situations-Plänen und kurzgefaßtem Text in historischen, statistisch-topographischen und medizinischen Notizen von M.D. Richter in Teplitz, M.D. Ritter de Carro in Karlsbad, M.D. Cartellieri in Franzensbad, M.D. Emil Kratzmann in Marienbad. Allen Kurgästen ein freundliches Andenken und treuer Wegweiser.

      Karlsbad, Gebrüder Franieck, o. J. (1848).. Qu.-Fol. Mit 4 kolor. Stahlstichen u. 4 kolor. gest. Plänen. 1 Bl., 7, 9, 10, 10 S., 1 Bl., Bedruckter OPpbd.. Erstausgabe dieses schönen Ansichtenwerkes mit vier kolor. Souvenierblättern (jeweils mit Hauptansicht und 6-10 Randansichten) sowie vier kolor. Plänen von Teplitz, Karlsbad, Franzensbad und Marienbad. - Einband bestoßen u. fleckig. Kl. Nummernschildchen a. Vorderdeckel. Bindeband fehlt. Name a. Vorsatzblatt. Tlw. etw. stock- bzw. fingerfleckig. - Nebehay/W. 779.

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        LA SUISSE. Journal paraissant tous les jours, excepté le lundi. Années 1848 (deuxième année) à juin 1851 en 4 volumes.

      1848-1851, Berne, 1848 - Etiquette de titre manuscrite au dos.Journal radical. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Het eiland Balie en de Balienezen.

      Amsterdam, G.J.A. Beijerinck, 1848.Original half green cloth, gilt lettering on spine. With lithographed title-page and folding lithographed map. VIII,285 pp.* First edition. - First important monograph on Bali containing a general description of the island and an survey of the connections with the Dutch from their first arrival in 1597. In the supplement is an official account of the expedition to Bali in 1848. - (Age-browned). - Rare. Tiele 646; Lekkerkerker A 2.

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        [Collection of logs and ledgers of the Dutch ships "Joän" and "Catharina Maria"].[On board the ships], 1849-1861. 5 volumes. Large 4to (33 x 27 cm) and small folio (33 x 20.5 cm). With several additional manuscript documents. All in contemporary half cloth, one with an additional canvas cover. Including: ASSENDELFT DE CONINGH, Cornelis Theodoor van. Journaal van het nieuw gebouwd Nederlands bark-schip Joän ... van Rotterdam naar Padang.27 October 1849-3 October 1850. With manuscript title-page [ASSENDELFT DE CONINGH, Cornelis Theodoor van]. [log of the Dutch bark "Joän" on a voyage from Rotterdam to Nagasaki]. 27 November 1850-13 March 1852. [TAK, A. van den]. [Financial ledgers of the Dutch barks "Joän" and "Catharina Maria"]. September 1854-January 1857; January 1858-October 1861. Second ledger on loose leaves. [KROL, J. and A. van den TAK]. Scheeps consumtie-boek. Of notitie van alle ontvangen en verbruikte provisiën en scheepsbenoodigdheden aan boord van het Nederl. Bark schip, genaamd Catharina Maria ...1 June 1858-30 April 1859; 10 May 1861-31 January 1862. 2 parts in 2 volumes. Manuscript on printed inventory ledger, second part with letterpress title-page with a vignette and imprint "Amsterdam, C.F. Stemler".

      For Van Assendelft de Coningh: NNBW V, cols. 115-116; cf. Cordier, Japonica, col. 522. Collection of manuscript logs and ledgers of the Dutch barks Joän and Catharina Maria, recorded by Captain Van Assendelft de Coningh and Captain A. van den Tak. The ships, built in 1848 (Catharina Maria) and 1849 (Joän), sailed for the Rotterdam shipping company Van Overzee & Co. mostly to the Dutch East Indies but also to Japan, with passengers on the way there and cargo on the way back.Most interesting are the two ships' logs by Cornelis Theodoor van Assendelft de Coningh (1821-1890). The first records the maiden voyage of the bark Joän from Rotterdam to Padang (Sumatra). The second records a voyage from Rotterdam via the Dutch East Indies to Japan. The ship stayed in Japan for three months, a period which Van Assendelft de Coningh recalled in his memoir Mijn verblijf in Japan (Amsterdam, 1856). Some soiling, and bindings somewhat rubbed. A well-preserved collection of 19th-century Dutch ships' logs and ledgers.

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        The Royal South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1848

      Adelaide: J. Stephens, 1848. Duodecimo, 126 (last blank), xxiv, xvi (advertisements), title cropped at top and bottom edges, otherwise an excellent copy in original patterned green cloth with printed paper label (rubbed) on front board. With George McEwin&#39;s "Horticultural and Botanical Sketch of the Colony" (pp. 25-30), the extensive "Mines and Mining Companies in South Australia" (pp. 40-60), and a note on the "Boundary Line of the Province" (pp. 114-117).

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