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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.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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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 'Rustic' Vanity Fair heading to Chapter One, and 'Mr.Pitt' for Sir Pitt' 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's defining novel; the improving tale of Becky Sharp. Listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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 „13“ 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'ya no dan, Kumagai's Battle-camp

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Doniphan'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's overland expedition to California; Doniphan'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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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'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'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'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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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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'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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        Narrative of Events in Borneo and Celebes, Down to the Occupation of Labuan: from the Journals of James Brooke, Esq. Rajah of Sarawak, and Governor of Labuan. Together With a Narrative of the Operations of H.M.S. Iris (2 Volumes)

      John Murray, London 1848 - Volume I - xvii, 385 pgs. 8 woodcut illustrs.(including frontis) and 1 tinted lithograph plate. 3 folding charts at end (1 colour) Volume II - xi, 395 pgs. 2 woodcut illustrs. and 5 tinted lithograph plates (including frontis) 2 folding charts at end. Several of the colour plates are a tiny bit trimmed along the foredge. Both volumes have been recently rebacked with the original spine laid over. New title labels have been placed between panels. Endpapers have the shadow of a bookplate removal. No names or other marks in text. Typical scuffing to marbled paper over the boards. Leather is moderately scuffed. (see photos) Priority shipping recommended. Sir James Brooke (1803-1868), was an army officer and the first Rajah of Sarawak from 1841. Mundy accompanied Sir Thomas John Cochrane to Borneo in 1846, where, in co-operation with Brooke, set against the rebellion of Borneo pirate tribes. Much of that detail is included here. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      . Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1848. 158 s. Indbundet med de sjaeldne orig. omslag i senere privat papirbind med skindtitelfelt. * BFN 522..

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        Epistolae ad Israelem Jaski. Danzig, D. F. Rethe 1670. 12.° 6 Bll., 94 S., 1 w. Bl.- Angeb.: Magnorum quonda eruditissimorumque virorum epistola ad Martinum Opitium ex museio Jaskiano. Danzig, D. F. Rethe 1670. 12 Bll., 214 S., 1 w. Bl.- Angeb.: Celebrium quondam eruditissimorumque virorum epistolae varii argumenti ex museio Jaskiano. Danzig, D. F. Rethe 1670. 6 Bll., 24 S., Prgt. d. Zt.

      . . VD 17, 1:070028D u. 23:319389T - Jöcher 1848 - Ter Meulen-D. 1219 u. 1286/87.- Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieser dreiteiligen Briefsammlung, selten.- Enth. im ersten Teil 39 (8 französische u. 31 lateinische) Briefe von Grotius an Israel Jaski; die Tle. 2 u. 3 enth. u.a. 2 Briefe v. Grotius an M. Opitz u. 1 Brief an G. M. Lingelsheim.Etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt, Ebd. etw. angestaubt, insges. ordentliches Exemplar.

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        Pike's Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments,

      New York: Benjamin Pike, Jr., 1848. First Edition. Cloth. Good. First Edition. One of the best American scientific instrument catalogues ever produced, eclipsed only by the 1856 Second edition from the same manufacturer. Vol. 1 : ix, [1 blank], [11]-346 pages. Vol. 2: [2],[5]-282, [6 blank], plus a 58 page Benjamin Pike scientific instrument trade catalog in rear. Original publisher's cloth with blindstamped decorations and scientific instrument compendium in gilt on front covers. Volume 1 joints and hinges very weak with front cover held by one cord. Volume 2 starting at the edges, but still sound (a failing common to this binding). Extremities worn on both volumes, generally clean internally. Many, many woodcuts of instruments offered by Pike, a tremendous reference work for anyone studying the history of science or scientific instruments in America. Cloth.

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. Barcelona. 1848. 80Pag133Pag( 1 desplegable)+1h. 26X17. Holandesa. Metodo Teorico-Practico para componer toda clase de musica. Rara Obra. Ref 6.5 Biblioteca A.

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        A Practical Guide for the Tailor's Cutting-Room; Being a Treatise on Measuring and Cutting Clothing in all Styles, and for Every Period of Life from Childhood to Old Age

      Published by Blackie and Son [1848], GlasgowEdinburgh and London - , viii, 166 pages, complete with 27 engraved plates (including 13 hand coloured), 18 diagrams including 1 double page (numbered up to 17 but includes 1*), plus numerous figures in the text First Edition , boards rubbed and stained, spine faded and with minor loss at head and tail, small stamp on front pastedown, some plates a little spotted, colour plates are mostly nice and clean, light water stain and spots to diagram plates, book in good condition , half brown calf with cloth sides 29 x 23 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London Richard Bentley 1848. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Rebound. Scattered browning. All edges marbled. Frontis plates missing First Edition Light Blue hardback board cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xviii, 509pp; viii, 511pp. Plates, maps and woodcuts.

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        A most contested election: With three tickets represented! An incredibly rare and significant political relic, with important slavery content

      Poll-book, 10 pps folio poll-book, manuscript completed, Merendosia (Illinois) Precinct , "November Election, 1848." Five blue sheets list the names of 220 citizens votes for proposed Electors for each party, showing a slight favor for the Cass and Butler ticket: 125 versus 92 for Taylor and Fillmore and just 3 for Van Buren and Adams. several with Abraham Lincoln association including O.H. Browning and A.G. Henry. Usual vertical fold, quite clean. Together with six pages of poll sheets from the same precinct's votes for the state constitution (passed), a new mill tax, and most significantly, "For the Article in relation to Colored Persons." These last sheets include the affidavits of the Clerks of the Election certifying that all was correct. Usual folds fine condition. Provenance King Hostick Historical Documents.Any political item from the 1848 campaign is quite rare. A poll book from the campaign of 1848 represented one of the most pivotal - and divisive - campaign

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        Vanity Fair. A Novel Without A Hero

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848: First Edition, First Printing. Matching dates of 1848 on copyright and title page. In Good condition. Boards rubbed and worn, with heavy wear and fraying at edges. Yellow end papers show odd, heavy and dark offsetting. Previous owner book plates and names at front. Browning to plates, toning to page edges, foxing and age related spots to pages. First American Edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Gesamtansicht vom Giesinger Berg aus, umgeben von 16 Teilansichten (u.a. Odeonsplatz, Universität, Frauenkirche, Residenz, Nationaltheater, Siegestor, Isartor, Glyptothek).

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Valentin Ruths, gedruckt von J.B. Kuhn, 1848, 41 x 53 cm.. Maillinger III,49; Lentner 1141. - Die Hauptansicht zeigt einen ungewöhnlichen Blick über die Dächer des alten Giesing auf die Stadt, rechts Teil der alten Kirche. Auf der Straße im Vordergrund sitzt eine betende alte Frau, daneben ein Mädchen; den Berg herauf kommt ein Ochsengespann sowie ein ländliches Paar in Tracht. Auch die kleinen Teilansichten sind zumeist reich staffagiert. - Imposantes, sehr seltenes Souvenirblatt in tadelloser Erhaltung!

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The State Reception Room. An Evening Party, Windsor Castle

      Thomas McLean, London 1848 - A fine image of the interior of Windsor Castle. This high quality plate, cut to the image edge and mounted in imitation of a watercolour, is from Joseph Nash's 'Views of the Interior and Exterior of Windsor Castle', published in London in 1848. Abbey Scenery 360, plate 11. Chromolithograph, finished by hand, cut to edge of image (as issued). (Without original thin card mount with ink-ruled border).

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        The Judges of England; With Sketches of their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster from the Time of the Conquest. Nine Volumes [complete]

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans [and] John Murray 1848-64, London - Original brown embossed cloth, gilt, the spines lightly sunned, the occasional blemish here and there, a very little foxing; a very good clean set Still the standard treatise on the English judiciary's history, in Holdsworth's words "a great work . . . throughout based on the best authorities" with over 1,500 biographies covering the course of eight centuries, from the Norman Conquest to 1864 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sydney in 1848: Illustrated by copper-plate engravings

      Sydney: D. Wall, 76 York Street, n.d. but, 1848. Quarto, with full page copper plate engravings throughout, owner's name "Alfred C. Johnson"; a good copy in the original pink papered boards (stained and spotted), preserved in a blue folding quarter morocco book-form box, lettered to the spine. First edition, first issue of Australia's first work devoted to architecture, showing the Georgian heritage of Sydney at a time when it was a city of just 50,000 inhabitants: 'invaluable for the early topography of Sydney' (Ferguson). Joseph Fowles arrived in Sydney in 1838 and this is without doubt his most important work, providing remarkably detailed information on the buildings of mid-nineteenth-century Sydney. As Morton Herman puts it, 'the Sydney he records was a lovely colonial town of clean, chaste Georgian architecture. Whole streets were pleasant compositions of harmonious buildings, few of them over three stories high, all clearly designed, well mannered and an orderly delight to the eye…' (Foreword to the facsimile edition of 1963). Published by subscription, this work consists of forty "Copperplate Engravings of the Principal Streets, Public Buildings, Churches, Chapels, Etc.". Fowles stated that its express purpose was 'to remove the erroneous and discreditable notions connected with the Colony'. It is one of the rarer Australian illustrated books whilst its importance to architectural history is without rival. No further such detailed study appeared for at least fifty years. The handful of small illustrations of printers establishments used in this list all derive from this work. This work was re issued in 1878 with the text reset, and has been reprinted many times over. This first edition is greatly enhanced by its forty fine copper-engravings produced in Sydney. It was first issued in parts (an almost impossible rarity today; we offered such a set in a recent catalogue): this is its first appearance in bookform, here in the first issue (with a sheet of reviews and advertisements, omitted from later issues, following the title-page). These illustrations were engraved by W. Harris from original drawing done by Fowles and were well received by the press as "superior to any previous attempts at representing Sydney as it really is… " (Bell's Life in Sydney). Throughout his life Fowles taught as well as practised art. He was in charge of the training and examination of art teachers for the National Board of Education from 1854 until 1867 when the board was succeeded by the Council of Education. It was largely through his efforts that drawing was being taught in every government school in New South Wales by the surprisingly early date of 1869. He was also drawing master at a number of private schools, including The King's School, Sydney Grammar, Sydney High and Camden College, as well as at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (lessons £1 a quarter).

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        Rare Force engraving of the Declaration of Independence printed in 1848

      The Peter Force engraving of the Declaration of Independence, with remarkably exact renditions of the signers? hands. One of the best representations of the original manuscript Declaration, perhaps as few as 500 copies issued. Broadside: "The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America." [Washington: M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force, 1848], one page 26" x 29", copperplate engraving on thin rice paper. By 1820 the original Declaration of Independence (now housed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.) showed serious signs of age and wear from handling. John Quincy Adams, then Secretary of State, commissioned William J. Stone to engrave an exact copy of the original onto a copper plate. In 1823, Congress ordered 200 official copies printed on vellum. Fewer than 40 of Stone?s printing on vellum are known to have survived, with at least 21 of those housed in institutions and public collections. ?These copies are characterized by the legend engraved in the left super

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        The Rapids at Niagara

      Goupil, Vibert & Co, New York & Paris 1848 - A finely observed view of one of the great natural wonders of the world. An excellent image from K?llner's highly important series Views of American Cities (New York and Paris, 1848-1851). This series of 54 plates was commissioned from K?llner by Goupil, Vibert and Company and was issued both coloured and uncoloured. Born in W?rttemburg in 1812, K?llner's first recorded work dates from his employment at the age of sixteen by the Stuttgart printer Carl Ebner to work on portfolios of etchings of horses and other animals. He came to America in 1839 and settled in Washington briefly, before moving to Philadelphia in 1840 where he lived and worked for the next 60 years. The present print is from what was probably his most important commission and certainly brought him to the attention of the art-buying public. K?llner's body of topographic work "makes a distinct contribution to the documentation of the nineteenth-century American scene" (Deak p.334). Cf. Deak 560; J. Harper Early Painters and Engravers in Canada p.183; Spendlove The Face of Early Canada p.72. Lithograph, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Isidore-Laurent Deroy, printed by Cattier.

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        Orange-fronted Epthianura (Epthianura Aurifrons)

      London: published by the Author, 1848. Hand-coloured lithograph (510 x 350 mm), with letter-press text. The "Orange Chat" of inland Australia. Delicately hand coloured original lithographic plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia, one of the great natural history publications of all time. Known more commonly today as the Orange Chat, Epthianura Aurifronis was noted by Gould at the time to be of greatest rarity. As both a dedicated ornithologist and entrepreneurial publisher, Gould's lasting contribution to was his lavish series of colour plate folios. Indeed, his biographer Allan McEvey asserts that 'nothing can detract from this gargantuan achievement that ranks highly in the world's ornithology' (John Gould's Contribution to British Art, 1973). Birds of Australia was one of Gould's most successful publishing endeavours. The series of plates was issued in a limited edition of 250 copies, after which the original lithographic stones were effaced to ensure no further copies could be printed. Of these, some 180 copies were sold by subscription, with the remainder offered as splendid bound volumes. Individual plates from the Birds of Australia are now both scarce and eagerly collected.

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        Der 13., 14., 15. März 1848. Press-Freiheit. Denkblatt zu Oesterreichs drei glorreichsten Tage unter Kaiser Ferdinand I. Entworfen und den Studirenden und Bürgern Wien's gewidmet von Ferdinand Tewele.

      Wien, Sieger, 1848.. Lithographie. ca. 41 x 56 cm.. Stock- u. braunfleckig, Falzspur, dort kl. Läsur.

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        Nine Years in Van Diemen's Land... An Essay on Prison Discipline... with Anecdotes of Bushrangers

      Dundee: W. Middleton, 1848. Duodecimo, some toning, bookplate of Charles R.J. Glover; a very good copy in the original green ribbed cloth, fraying at the hinges and a few bumps. Charming account of Tasmania in the 1830s and 1840s. One of the better and most detailed accounts of life in Tasmania, based on the experiences of a settler who arrived from Liverpool in 1836, and full of interesting anecdotes about everyday life in the colony. Syme is particularly good on farming, agriculture and natural history, and his intimate observations and monthly reports on conditions in Tasmania give a lively insight into the colony, much in the tradition of White's famous account of Selbourne. The account is full of revealing comments such as 'the bondicoot is a mischievous little visitor to potatoe grounds'. Syme was also employed in the prisons system for five years, and his extensive notes are a far cry from abstract theorising, with all manner of stories and examples drawn from his personal experience. His "Essay on Prison Discipline" includes potted biographies of many more notable Tasmanian convicts. Syme returned to the United Kingdom on the Tamar in 1847 and published this work shortly after.

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        Elogio Historico de Jose Banks , Lid na Sessao Publica da Academia Real das Sciencias de 22 de Janeiro de 1843

      Lisboa: na Typografia da Mesma Academia Mesma Academia, 1848. Quarto, 11 pages, laid paper watermarked 1843, rather dusted and a few spots; in early (original?) plain pink paper wrappers, rather worn at edges and spine, marking from a later bookplate, but a very good copy, preserved in a buckram sleeve and slipcase. Attractive copy of a very unusual work, a paper presented in Portuguese in 1843 on the life of Sir Joseph Banks. Manoel Maria José da Costa was an influential man of letters and scientist, for many years secretary of the Academia Real des Sciencias de Lisboa. Although not as well-known as Banks, his writings show a similar range and deal with a broad variety of scientific subjects, so it is possible to speculate that da Costa saw some sort of affinity with the illustrious Banks. Having said that, the mind boggles at just how Sir Joseph would have responded to being referred to throughout da Costa's lecture as "José". This is a highly uncommon pamphlet, and seemingly not known to the Banks scholar Harold B. Carter (see his Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) A guide to biographical and bibliographical sources).

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