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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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        Liber Jesod Olam seu Fundamentum Mundi [2 VOLUMES IN 1] Opus Astronomicum Celeberrimum, ex codice manuscripto denuo ediderunt, rextum emendarunt, notas adjecerunt, nec non versionem epiromariam vernacuam addendam curaverunt B. Goldberg & L. Rosenkranz, Poloni. Sectio Prior & Sectio Altera.

      B. Goldberg & L. Rosenkranz 1848 /1846, Berolini (Berlin) - TWO VOLUMES BOUND TOGETHER of the astronomical work 'Yesod Olam', the best contribution on that subject to Hebrew literature much studied in the Middle Ages, written by the renowned medieval Spanish-Jewish astronomer Isaac Israeli ben Joseph in 1310 at the request of his teacher Asher ben Yehiel. The 'Yesod Olam' was first published at Berlin, in 1777, by Jacob Shklower, and a more complete edition was published with a preface by David Cassel, by B. Goldberg and L. Rosenkranz in 1846/8. Contains 4 b&w schemes and various illustrations throughout the pages, as well as a printed dedication to Moses and Judith Montifiore from the publishers. 42 last pages are b&w tables. 250x200mm. [XXXVIII+60] + 47 double pages & 42 pages. Quarter-cloth marbled Hardcover. Cover edges worn and bumped. Spine slightly stained. Ex-Libris of the Jewish National and University Library on front inner cover. Stamp on title page and between page 42 and schemes (not on text). Binding visible between pages 25-26 of the second volume. Pages yellowing, wavy and age-stained. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare book is otherwise in good condition. The book is in : German Hebrew [Attributes: 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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        Panoramic Views of Rio de Janeiro and its surrounding scenery, Lithographed by James Dickson, from paintings by the late Le Capelain the original sketches by Edwd. Nicolle Junr Esqre

      1848 - A magnificent panorama of Rio de Janeiro. N.d. [c.1848]. Liverpool. Baines & Herbert. In oblong folio. Lithograph title & ten tinted lithograph plates. Folio. Publisher's brown pebble-grain cloth, upper cover gilt, slightly rubbed. First edition, sepia issue. A lovely copy of this rare work. Le Capelain produced the ten views here based on original sketches by Nicolle. The ten views are uncaptioned and feature images of the city, Guanabara Bay, Sugarloaf Mountain and the surrounding hills. The son of a Jersey printer, Le Capelain (1812-1848) received most of his training in the family business. His artistic talent came to the notice of many with the publication of his watercolour of Mount Orgueil in Moss's Views of the Channel Islands in 1829. He lived in England for a short while in 1832 and travelled to Scotland and France where he continued to paint. On the visit of Queen Victoria to Jersey, he was commissioned to produce an album of watercolours to comemorate it. The Queen was so delighted with The Queen's Visit to Jersey (1847), she asked him to produce a series of views of the Isle of Wight. Sadly, Le Capelain died of consumption before he was able to complete the commission. Abbey's note is curious, attributing authorship to Le Capelain, who never travelled further than France. Unfortunately, very little is known about Nicolle. Seven copies of this work located on OCLC. Just two copies have appeared at auction in the past 30 years: one in mordern half morocco, the other disbound. Abbey, 710. Borba de Moraes, 226. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        INDIAN WIGWAM IN LOWER CANADA.

      [Montreal: R. & C. Chalmers, ]. 1848 - Lithograph, 15 x 20 inches (visible portion). Closely trimmed and laid down on paper. Four minute closed tears in border, two of which affect image. Very good. Matted and framed. A fine lithograph of an Indian scene in lower Canada, after an original painting by Cornelius Krieghoff of Montreal. Originally produced as part of a series of four lithographs called SCENES IN CANADA, the work as a whole is of the greatest rarity, and individual images are themselves very rare. The present image is the only one of the four focusing on Indian life, and is evocative and filled with ethnographic details. The illustration shows a three-quarter view of an Indian man sitting on a log near a body of water. He wears a round black hat and carries a herringbone paddle. A large birch bark canoe in the left foreground is shown nearly out of the water. He is speaking with a standing Indian man and seated Indian woman. The standing man holds a long rifle and wears a finely crafted jacket. The woman, looking away from the seated man, is covered under a blanket, holds a beaded bag, and wears beaded moccasins, and three tents are shown in the background. An Indian family gathers around a fire in front of one of the tents. Cornelius Krieghoff (1815-72) was born in Düsseldorf and studied art in Rotterdam. He came to the United States in 1837, where he served in the U.S. Army against the Seminole Indians in Florida. Krieghoff's skills as a topographical artist won him notice, and in the 1840s he moved to Canada. He spent the rest of his career painting the landscapes and peoples of Canada, and was particularly interested in depicting the French Canadians of Quebec province and local Indian tribes. Spendlove says that Krieghoff "was the inheritor of a long tradition in Dutch painting. One might say that he had brought to French Canada everything that the Dutch painters could contribute for the effective and sympathetic delineation of the life of the country and people; seeing with friendly interest and without bias, and recording with talent and precision." The lithograph of INDIAN WIGWAM IN LOWER CANADA was executed by Andreas Borum of Munich and printed by Th. Kammerer for publisher R. & C. Chalmers of Montreal. Marius Barbeau, CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF: PIONEER PAINTER OF NORTH AMERICA, p.126. SPENDLOVE, pp.73-76.

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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.

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        Five Years in Kaffirland; with Sketches of the Late War in that Country, to the Conclusion of Peace. Written on the Spot.

      London, Henry Colburn, 1848 - 2 volumes, octavo (206 × 127 mm). Original red embossed cloth, title gilt to spines. Frontispieces and title pages slightly foxed, light browning else, cloth a little rubbed, both volumes neatly rebacked with the original spines laid down. Lithographed frontispiece to Volume I, wood-engraved frontispiece t Volume II, full-page map. First edition. "An account of the 'War of the Axe' written by the wife of an officer with the 91st Regiment" (Mendelssohn). The Wards travelled out on the Abercrombie Robinson, surviving her wreck in Algoa Bay as memorialized by William McGonagall: "But thank God they were all saved and brought to land,/ All through Colonel Bertie Gordon, who wisely did command/ The 91st to see to the women and children's safety,/ An order which they obeyed right manfully." In his History of South Africa Theal remarks of this book that "The leading events of that war are faithfully described, and a correct view is given of the occurrences that led to it. Much sympathy is displayed for the suffering colonists, though as to the ill-feeling between the Burghers and the soldiers the part of the latter is decidedly taken." A far from common title and here in very good state. Ownership inscriptions to the front free endpapers of Alfred Dolman, whose diaries of his trip to meet Livingstone were published in 1924 under the title In the Footsteps of Livingstone. Dolman was murdered and eaten by his bearers, what remained of him and his servant being buried at Livingstone's station at Kolobeng. Howgego II, S37; Mendelssohn II, p.582. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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        Physiologie du gout ou méditations de gastronomie trascendante.

      Paris, Gabriel De Gonet, n.d. 1848 - Ouvrage theorique, historique et a l'ordre du jour. Dédié aux gastronomes parisiens. Illustrée par Bertall. Précédée d'une notice par Alph. Karr. Dessins à part du texte, gravés sur acier par Ch. Geoffroy, gravures sur bois, intercalées dans le texte, par Midderigh. In 8vo; pp. XXIII, 416. Contemp. half morocco, gilt decorations. 8 plates sur chine. Illustrations. Vicaire, 118. 5 attached images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Field Sports in the United States,

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

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

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

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        Narrative of Services in Beloochistan & Affghanistan,

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

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        Lettera autografa firmata

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

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        THE TOWN; ITS MEMORABLE CHARACTERS AND EVENTS - EXTRA ILLUSTRATED COPY

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

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        TRATADO DE PAZ, AMISTAD, LIMITES Y ARREGLO DEFINITIVO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DE AMERICA. [Second titlepage, in English:] TREATY OF PEACE, FRIENDSHIP, BOUNDARIES, AND DEFINITIVE SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC.

      Mexico: Imprenta de I. Cumplido, . 1848 - 55pp., printed on facing pages in parallel Spanish and English. Original printed wrappers bound into modern Mexican calf, spine gilt, gilt inner dentelles. A few light fox marks, else near fine. The official Mexican printing of the final text of the landmark Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War and delivering to the United States its current territory in the Southwest. This printing closely follows the Queretaro edition produced just a few months earlier, but contains added protocols excluded from that earlier printing. The full text appears here in both English and Spanish, on facing pages. Pages 46-49 contain the text of amendments made to the treaty by the United States Senate, followed by a statement of Pena y Pena, dated May 30, 1848, accepting the modifications, and concluded by a Protocol dated May 28 attempting to put the best light on the treaty from the Mexican point of view. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the war between the United States and Mexico, resulted in the formal cession of the entire Southwest and California to the United States. Agreements were reached for the withdrawal of American troops from Mexico, the payment of Mexican claims, and the formal cession of territory (the U.S. had already occupied all of the land). The theoretical boundaries were set out, and arrangements for boundary commissioners were made. By this treaty the U.S. obtained an addition of land equalled in size only by the Louisiana and Alaska purchases. A fundamental piece of Western Americana, here in the official Mexican edition of the complete treaty, and scarce on the market. STREETER SALE 282. PALAU 339389. GARRETT, p.91. COWAN, p.252. HOWES M565, "aa." EBERSTADT 162:847. MALLOY, p.1107.

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

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

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        The Waverley Novels

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

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

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

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

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

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        Dombey and Son

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        ÒIf honored by election to the Presidency,Ó Zachary Taylor will remain ÒUncommitted to theprinciples of either partyÓ

      - All through the beginning of 1848, the Whigs held meetings that acclaimed Taylor as their choice for the partyÕspresidential nomination. They tapped him because his long military record would appeal to northerners, whilehis ownership of slaves would lure southern votes. The potential candidate, though he clearly sympathized withthe Whigs, was not enthused about running.By the spring, however, he had been convinced to accept the nomination that would surely be tendered to himwhen the Whig convention met in June. The Taylor family tradition relates that he reluctantly agreed to acceptthe nomination when convinced it was for the good of the country. In June the Whig convention formalized hisnomination. His campaign did not dwell on the details of matters in controversy, instead stressing that he wouldbe a national rather than a regional president and that principle would prevail over politics.As his biographer, K. Jack Bauer states, ÒTaylor viewed himself as a non-partisan figure attracting support fromall parties.Ó His Democratic opponent, Lewis Cass, favored letting the residents of territories decide for themselveswhether they wanted slavery, which in practice was a pro-southern position. The following campaign statementsets forth TaylorÕs core principles during his presidential campaign.Letter Signed as virtual Whig nominee for president, Baton Rouge, La., March 26, 1848 to Dr. John KearsleyMitchell, a noted Philadelphia physician and chemist who lectured in chemistry from 1833-1838 at the FranklinInstitute and was professor of medicine at the Jefferson Medical College from 1841-1858. He was the father of theeminent physician, S. Weir Mitchell. ÒYour letter of March 7 has been duly received and perused with much pleasure.I avail myself of this acknowledgment to express my sincere thanks for the kindness shown in the terms and views of yourletter. Permit me to add, that I am now, as before so repeatedly avowed, in the hands of the people of the country. If honoredby election to the Presidency I will strive to execute with fidelity the trust reposed in me, uncommitted to the principles ofeither party. But should they cast their votes for another, I shall truly rejoice that one more able than I is charged with theresponsible duties of the Executive Chair. Should I visit Philadelphia, which is at this time a matter of very great improbability,I shall be most happy to remember your very courteous invitation.ÓTaylor kept the campaign promise madehere, and had he lived the Civil War mightwell have been avoided. When he took officein 1849, the issue that was pressing was theextension of slavery into the territories newlyconquered from Mexico. Taylor stronglyopposed the proposed Compromise of 1850,22Page 37which he saw as opening up partisan competition to settle and control the territories, leading the nation into constantagitation and danger (as so it proved).Under his plan, Taylor urged settlers in New Mexico and California to draft constitutions and apply for statehoodimmediately, bypassing the territorial stage altogether. This would save years of further bitter controversyand satisfy opponents of the expansion of slavery, since neither state constitution would be likely to permit thatinstitution, as things stood then. Taylor was a slaveowner committed to defending slavery where it was alreadyestablished and did not outright oppose any expansion of it. Thus, he believed, southerners whose position onslavery was less extreme could be brought along with him, isolating and marginalizing the Òfire-eaters.ÓIn February 1850, Taylor held a stormy conference with extreme southern leaders who threatened secession. Hetold them that if necessary to enforce the laws, he personally would lead the army south and persons Òtaken inrebellion against the Union, he would hang.with less reluctance than he had hanged deserters and spies in Mexico.ÓA few months later he died mysteriously and his successor scrapped his plan and signed the Compromise of [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA, la compuesta, enmendada y añadida por. completada por Eduardo Chao.

      - Madrid, Imprenta Gaspar y Roig, 1848-1851, 18x28, 5 vols.: I. 3 h., XI-618 pág., 3 h. y 8 lám. 1 mapa plegado. II- 679 pág., 3 h. y 7 lám. III- 674 pág., 3 h. y 7 lám. IV- 4 h., V-615 pág., 5 h. y 7 lám. V- 757 pág., 6 h., CII pág. de apéndice y 8 lám. En total 36 litografías, 1 lámina biográfica y 1 mapa plegado además de numerosas xilografías en el texto. Encuadernado en plena piel de época con gofrados, nervios, ruedas doradas en orla en los planos, cortes marmoleados. (Edición de lujo frenta a la popular en 3 vols. de la misma editorial Gaspar y Roig que no llevaba las litografías). (52161).

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        Historia general de España (5 VOLS.) / Historia general de Espana (5 VOLS.)

      - Historia de España.(946.0) Gaspar y Roig, edits. Madrid. 1848. 27 cm. 5 v. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal con lomo estampado. Mariana, Juan de 1536-1624. Completada. por Eduardo Chao. Chao, Eduardo. 1821-1887. Contiene láminas con grabados. Cubierta deslucida. . cortes decorados . HE56 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MISSIONS DE L'OREGON ET VOYAGES AUX MONTAGNES ROCHEUSES AUX SOURCES DE LA COLOMBIE, DE L'ATHABASCA ET DU SASCATSHAWIN, EN 1845-46

      Vander Schelden, Gand [i.e., Ghent] 1848 - An Unsurpassable Copy, Unopened in the Original Wraps. 194 x 117 mm (7 5/8 x 4 5/8"). 2 p.l., ix, [iii], [9]-389, [3] pp. First Edition in French. ORIGINAL YELLOW PRINTED PAPER WRAPPERS, UNOPENED. In a modern (slightly soiled and worn) custom-made gilt-titled folding cloth box. With illustrated title page, three folding maps, and 15 plates depicting life among the Indian tribes, as called for. Wagner-Camp 141:2; Howes D-286; Graff 3827; Sabin 82265. Wrappers a little browned and a bit wrinkled at edges, a couple of tiny chips to tail of spine, isolated mild foxing, a couple of tiny marginal tears, but AN EXTRAORDINARILY FINE COPY OF AN EXTREMELY FRAGILE ITEM, obviously never having been read. Belgian-born Jesuit priest Pierre-Jean De Smet (1801-73) wrote this work, which was published in French, English, and Flemish, to raise funds for his missionary work among the Indians of the Pacific Northwest. De Smet came to America in 1821 as a novitiate in the Society of Jesus, and was soon sent to the mission at Florissant, Missouri, near St. Louis. The Jesuits founded several schools there, and it was at one of these that De Smet first met boys from American Indian tribes and began to learn about the languages and culture. He was sent further west when a deputation of Nez Perce and Flathead Indians came to St. Louis to request a visit from a "Black-robe," as they called the dark-cassocked Jesuits. De Smet travelled through the Rocky Mountains and the Northwest, establishing missions and schools. In this work, he gives an account of his journeys in the years 1845-46, when he travelled extensively in the Columbia and Willamette Valleys. De Smet was greatly trusted and admired by the Indian tribes he encountered, and was able to act as a go-between during negotiations, both between hostile tribes and with the federal government. One of his great achievements was winning Sitting Bull's acquiescence to the Treaty of Fort Laramie. According to ANB, "Among Native Americans, De Smet was a trusted friend and in some cases an adopted relative. He saw himself as an advocate for Indians and was critical of their treatment by the government, pointing out white American 'provocations and injustice.' De Smet wrote, 'If our Indians become enraged against the whites, it is because the whites have made them suffer for a long time.'". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Plate 57 - American Bison or Buffalo (female)

      New York: 1845-1848 - John James Audubon (1785-1851) Illustrated plate from Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America New York: 1845-1848 Hand colored lithograph Paper size 27 ¾” x 21 ½” ; 35” x 41” framed In the 1830s, as the final plates were being completed for John James Audubon’s monumental Birds of America series, the artist began to gather material for his second and equally ambitious undertaking. Planning to complete the definitive study of American wildlife, Audubon set out to document the animals of North America, and to present them in a format as impressive and sweeping as that he used for his birds. The result of the artist/naturalist’s years of field research, travel, and seemingly endless study was the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, the outstanding work on American animals produced in the 19th century. The Quadrupeds, as Audubon envisioned, would complete his record of the animal life of North America. The artist’s enthusiasm at the start of the Quadrupeds was unbounded. In 1840, Audubon wrote to his friend and collaborator John Bachman, “I am growing old, but what of this? My spirits are as enthusiastical as ever, my legs fully able to carry my body for ten years to come Only think of the quadrupeds of America being presented to the World of Science by Audubon and Bachman.” Despite his newly acquired wealth and celebrity, Audubon insisted on executing many of the preparatory drawings and watercolors personally, enlisting a select few to help. The contributors to the project included Bachman, a Lutheran minister who had been the artist’s closest friend and supporter for many years, who wrote all of the descriptions and acted as a scientific editor for the work. Audubon’s two sons, John Woodhouse and Victor, also took critical roles. With his sons, Audubon traveled through the Eastern woodlands, and through Missouri to the Rocky Mountains. Together they collected and drew specimens along the Mississippi, as well as in coastal regions of Florida and the East Coast. As Audubon’s health and eyesight began to fail, the help of John Woodhouse and Victor became increasingly crucial to the Quadrupeds, now a family project. Audubon managed to complete seventy seven drawings before failing health kept him from his work. Before he died in 1851, Audubon’s sons managed to solicit some three hundred subscriptions for the Quadrupeds. Together, the three men, along with John Bachman, produced an unequaled record of American wildlife, matching the great combination of art and science attained in the Birds of America. Like that series, the Quadrupeds are wonderfully animated, superbly rendered, and beautifully printed in large format.

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