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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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        The Past, the Present, and the Future

      Phila., (PA): Carey & Hart, 1848. First edition. 8vo. 474 pp. Carey (1793-1879) succeeded his father, Mathew Carey, in the family publishing business, but earned wider recognition as an economist; in this work "he announced himself the foe of the free-trade system ... giving definitive statement to his opposition to the Ricardian theory of rent, maintaining that the order of occupation has been from poorer to better soils, and that the progress of associated labor and capital must always bring increasing rather than diminishing returns to effort" (DAB). Cf. Dorfman, vol. II, pp. 806-807. Original brown cloth, gilt spine title. Some repair at head of spine and along joints, else very good. (1453)

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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.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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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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        Topographical Sketch of the Gold & Quicksilver District of California. July 25th 1848

      Washington DC:: U. S. War Department,. 1848.. Very good condition. "The first map to make any pretense at cartographical accuracy after the gold discoveries" and the "most important of all the maps of 1848...of paramount importance in any cartographical consideration of the gold rush." (Wheat, Map No. 54, 'Maps of the Gold Region'). Lithographed by P. S. Duval of Philadelphia.A pristine lithographed map, by Lt. Edward Otho Cresap Ord, accompanying the report by Col. R. B. Mason; published House of Reps. Executive Document No. 1, 30th Congress, Second Session. Extending from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, from the Pacific coast to to the crest of the Sierra Nevada or Snowy Mountains, and from Santa Cruz in the south to Dyers in the north. The map shows the early name of the city of San Francisco, Yerba Buena, and Yerba Buena I., and gold is noted on many creeks, including Rio de los Mc. Guelentes, Mockelamy; Dry, or Rio de los Uvos; Rio de los Cosumes; and American (River). Sutter's Fort is shown, with tracks leading from it, one of which leads to Lower Mine and the Pass to Salt Lake. Silver is shown at the bottom of the map, near the modern day town of New Almaden, where the the mountains are called Sierra San Briono or Coastal Range. The map shows Farnes Quick silver mine, Quicksilver Fisher, and Silver Mine. Just below this location the description of the hills reads, "Quicksilver district the hills more or less colored with Cinnabar". Wheat (TMW) #565; Schwartz & Ehrenberg p278-9. A beautiful and important California gold map. 15 1/2 x 21 1/2".

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        The Bahama Banks and the Gulf of Florida.

      1848 - New York: E. & G.W.Blunt, 1848. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 1000 x 1250mm, backed on blue paper. Some staining. An American 'blue back' sea-chart showing Florida south of Lake George, the Bahamas and the north coast of Cuba, with an inset of Key West.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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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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        INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE EXERCISE AND SERVICE OF GREAT GUNS ON BOARD HER MAJESTY'S SHIPS

      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]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        Map of the State of New York Showing the location of Boundaries of Counties & Townships Cities, Towns and Villages: the Courses of Rail Roads, Canals & Stage Roads

      Published by J. Disturnell, New York 1848 - This is a finely engraved and detailed general map of the State of New York. Canals are shown in blue, and railroads in orange. Docketed on verso in blue pencil: "Jay Fiske Fort Plain N.Y." and "Map of New York State/ Fiske". Phillips, p. 513; not in Rumsey. Engraved on steel by Sherman & Smith. Full period color, 19 x 23-1/2", folding into gilt stamped brown cloth covers. Two insets: The St. Lawrence River, from the New York State Line to Quebec; and City of New York with Part of Brooklyn and Williamsburgh. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Album du Paysagiste

      Maison ÉLIE, Paris, cité Gaillard, 1 (rue Blanche) et Pont-a-Mousson (Meurthe) 1848 - Carnet de 16 lithographies de vues de Lorraine d'après FAGONDE. Excellent état de conservation, quelques rousseurs sur la page, peu sur le sujet. Format 18 x 11cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Dale Cournoyer Books]
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        Ahasverus.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        TRATADO TEORICO-PRACTICO DE ARMONIA Y COMPOSICION

      . 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]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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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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        NUEVA FARMACOPEA Y POSOLOGIA HOMEOPATICAS

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. Por G. H. G Jahr. 1848. Modo de preparar los medicamentos homeopaticos y de administrar la dosis. La obra esta completa, editada en espana con la preparacion y terapeutica de todos los medicamentos. 339pag. 20x13,5. Ref-9.1 Biblioteca A.

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

      J. and F. Tallis, n.d., but, London and New York 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LETTERS ON EDUCATION; addressed to a friend in the bush of Australia.

      Sydney, W. and F. Ford, 1848.FIRST EDITION 1848, 8vo, approximately 180 x 105 mm, 7 x 4¼ inches, folding facsimile letter with some tears, neatly repaired by laying on paper, tipped in errata slip present at final page, pages: vi, (2), 169, bound in contemporary dark brown morocco, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, gilt lettered and 2 small gilt ornaments, new leather showing on hinges, marbled endpapers. One small surface scrape to upper cover, bookplate of Dr George Mackaness and another small modern name label on front pastedown, ownership blindstamp of T.M. Ramsay on initial blank, faded ownership inscription on title dated 1872, some light spotting and browning, 3 pages lightly browned all over, no loss of legibility, short repair in top margin of final page. A very good copy of a rare early Australian treatise on education. [Ferguson, Bibliography of Australia, Volume IV, page 172, 4717: "An attempt to assist bush mothers in the education of their children, other means of instruction being absent. One of the earliest Australian educational treatises". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Private Dining-Room, 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 21. Chromolithograph, finished by hand, cut to edge of image (as issued) and mounted on original thin card mount with ink-ruled border.

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        Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik: eine logisch-mathematische Untersuchung über den Begriff der Zahl.'Arguably the first work of analytic philosophy'. Breslau: Wilhelm Koebner, 1884.

      First edition, rare, of Frege's second book. "<i>Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik</i> is Frege's masterpiece: it is his most powerful and most pregnant piece of philosophical writing, composed when he was at the very height of his powers. It was written as a prolegomenon to his <i>magnum opus</i>, <i>Grundgesetze der Arithmetik</i>... presented without unfamiliar symbolism and with a minimum amount of symbolism of any kind, in the hope of reaching as wide an audience as possible " (Michael Dummett, <i>Frege: Philosophy of Mathematics</i>, p. 1).<br/><br/> "In the preface to <i>Begriffsschrift</i>, Frege announced his interest in determining whether the basic truths of arithmetic could be proven 'by means of pure logic.' Kant's answer had been negative. According to Kant, the truths of arithmetic are synthetic a priori... One of Frege's main goals in his <i>Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik</i> was to refute this view by giving purely logical proofs of the basic laws of arithmetic, thereby showing that arithmetical truths can be known independently of any intuition...<br/><br/> "<i>Grundlagen</i> is important for a number of reasons. The philosophy of arithmetic developed in the book is of continuing interest. Moreover, a large number of more specific theses propounded there have had a profound influence on later philosophers, including Ludwig Wittgenstein, W. V. Quine and Michael Dummett, to name but three. More generally, <i>Grundlagen</i> is arguably the first work of analytic philosophy" (<i>Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy</i>, Vol. 3, p. 772). <br/><br/> "It is in [the <i>Grundlagen</i>] that [Frege] appeared for the first time, and to best advantage, as a philosopher and not merely as a logician. After an introductory announcement of his program the book contains a long, destructive attack on the views of his predecessors and contemporaries on two questions: What are numbers? What is the nature of arithmetical truth? The attack is brilliantly successful: the views Frege criticized are totally annihilated. He then outlined his own method of defining the basic notions of arithmetic in purely logical terms and proving the basic laws of arithmetic from purely logical principles. This account was deliberately formulated without the use of symbolism (other than letters for variables). The work is fascinating even for those quite uninterested in the philosophy of mathematics, since in the course of it many ideas are presented which are of significance for the whole of philosophy" (Dummett in <i>The Encyclopedia of Philosophy</i> III, p. 226). <br/><br/> "Gottlob Frege (1848-1925), German mathematician and logician, founded modern mathematical logic. Working on the borderline between philosophy and mathematics, Frege discovered, on his own, the fundamental ideas that have made possible the whole modern development of logic and thereby invented an entire discipline" (<i>Britannica</i>).<br/><br/> DSB V, 153; Poggendorff IV, 1707. COPAC lists copies at BL, Cambridge & Oxford only.. 8vo (214 x 143), pp [12, including first blank], xi [1], 119, [1], early 20th century half-cloth and marbled boards, a very fine and clean copy

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        Condon&#39;s Creek

      Exeter: W.Spreat, 1848. Hand-coloured lithograph, mounted; 165 x 260 mm., fine. A fine Australian view by Robert Marsh Westmacott (1801-1870) from his Sketches in Australia, a series of tinted lithographic plates of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature". Little is known of Westmacott, except that he was a captain in the 4th (King&#39;s Own)Regiment, and that he spent the early 1840s in Australia. His published views represent the last in the chronology of work by military or naval officers in the romantic landscape tradition of the early 19th century.

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